January 6, 2012
This question is so broad. I enjoy Tolkien, Kerr, Rowling, Salvatore, Lackey, and venturing into Hamilton's Merry Gentry series among other literature. I find myself more attracted to the fairies aspect, especially after taking Dimitra Fimi's Tolkien course and learning about the origins and changes fairies and elves have undertaken over the eras. I am also interested in learning about the mythologies of northern Europe that inspired Tolkien. I also have been finding that I am interested in linguistics and want to learn more of Latin, Finnish and Old English to name a few (after I finish my Master's that is).
I grew up watching The Hobbit cartoon VHS directed by Bass and Rankin (1977), and from there got into my first series by Katherine Kerr, a gift from my brother. He is a movie nut and kept me updated with the film productions as the information came available. I saw the first film and then spent the next month devouring the LOTR trilogy and the Silmarilion. Ironically I have yet to finish reading the Hobbit. Then I watched the other movies, because I love comparing literature to movies.
The Inklings were the group Tolkien was a part of with C.S. Lewis. I actually think the TCBS was more influential in shaping Tolkien while the Inklings helped the intellectual juices flow.
Hello, I am 28 years old. My husband and I have a 1 year old daughter. Just return to NY from living in Japan with my husband who is separating from the Marines. Enrolled in a Master's program and looking to situate in the civilian life again.