Tomorrow we're going to start with the fellowship of the ring with #macchiatosinmiddleearth! i am very excited and hope so much that i will love it. i tried reading lotr when i was a teenager and the endless descriptions didn't work for me and i didn't finish it.. i hope that it will be different this time! what are you guys all reading?
Long post ahead: so i heard people say it wasn't all that but for a modest exhibition, this one packed a punch.
it gave a great overview of the author's life from childhood to studying here in oxford. the maps he drew, the books covers he designed, fan letters, and even an audio station with recordings of him reading elvish.
i like to think i see the stories more objectively that when i first read them but it's d**n inspiring to see everything laid out like that.
so many people there were just as in awe as me. the best thing about tolkienist fandom is the how people bridge the generational divide. do you like lotr?