Some of us have read the books ... once.
Some have read the books more than once.
But who among us has read the books every year for 20 years and also in Estonian?
There is only one.
Oh my god, I am such a weenie. Gross!
Now, The Rules:
Each round will consist of 5 questions, to be posted on the first Titan’s website.
Questions may be drawn from any Tolkien text at hand, including online sources.
Any answer that has been researched in any way must be designated by (R) for “Research”.
Titans shall adhere to the confines of the Honor Code for using the (R), being both of high scruples.
Questions may cover any time period in the history of Middle Earth, Ages I-III. Pre-creation questions are just annoying.
- The opposing Titan must post his/her answers on his/her own blog.
- Non-Titan Readers of either blog may post their guesses as comments, but if the Titans use these guesses as resources, these answers must be designated by (R).
- Use of the words "Liv" or "Tyler" in any answer immediately ends the game by forfeit.
- If one of the Titans has issue with a question, that issue shall be taken up with the writer of the question, and thoughtfully considered by said writer.
- Points will be earned as follows:
5 points for correct, un-researched answers.
3 mostly/partly correct (as determined by the questioner) un-researched answers.
2 points for correct, researched (R) answers.
1 point for partially correct (R) answers
(0 points for incorrect answers of any kind)
- Player who posted question has sole power to determine an answer’s correctness, but of course heated debate is welcomed.
- The player with the highest score after three (3) rounds (more or less depending on if we even feel like doing this, and how much our readers hate us) shall be crowned his/her Supreme Highness, Dork of the Rings.
- Don’t worry, BOBI, I’ll keep score … ‘cause I know that type of thing is tough for ya.
1. Upon leaving Lothlórien, each member of the Fellowship is given a gift. When Galadriel asks Aragorn what he would desire at their parting, he says to her, “Lady, you know all my desire, and long held in keeping the only treasure that I seek. Yet it is not yours to give me, even if you would; and only through darkness shall I come to it.” Just what the heck is he talking about? (Be specific)
2. What gift does Sam receive, and what does he do with it?
3. Who is Celebrían, and what happened to her?
4. Who are Hasufel and Arod?
5. After the War of the Rings has ended, and life has returned to normal, Pippin marries and starts a family. What does he name his firstborn son?
I love slash loathe myself at this moment.
BOBI, post your answers within the next few days (we're nothing if not flexible) on your blog.
Good Luck, and sorry for posting such ridiculously easy questions to start—I didn’t want to burst your bubble just yet. Eww, that sounds dirty.