Lord of the Rings Giveaway + LOTR Tag


Oh, is it not Friday? Surprise! You get this giveaway post a day early because it’s a SPECIAL DAY. But I’m also doing an extra tag today as well.

Today being Bilbo’s and Frodo’s birthday (happy birthday!), it’s a Lord of the Rings themed giveaway, naturally!

But first I’m also doing a bonus tag (LOTR themed of course) because I saw it on Pinterest (originally from Tumblr I believe) and thought it would be fun, so I couldn’t resist doing it today. πŸ™‚


It seems to be more movie- than book-oriented, but hey, I’ll give it a shot all the same. πŸ˜‰ Answers are some inconsistent mix of movie/book answers.

  1. lotrcollage1Favorite Film — The Return of the King. So much epic and amazingness, not to mention the incredible music. ❀
  2. Favorite Battle — Um. Not sure. Tie between Helm’s Deep and the Pelennor Fields I guess?
  3. Favorite Character — Faramir. He’s the best. ❀ (We will NOT talk about how his character was ruined in The Two Towers movie… though I still love him in the movies, just… it’s atrocious how they changed him.)
  4. Scene That Makes You Cry — Boromir’s death. *sniffle*
  5. Scene That Makes You Laugh — “Shall I describe it to you? Or would you like me to find you a box?”
  6. Ugliest Orc — All of them.
  7. Favorite Antagonist — WHAT EVEN DOES THIS MEAN? Gollum, maybe?
  8. Gondor or Rohan — Rohan I guess. I love their culture and horses and green fields and Fangorn forest.
  9. Favorite Hobbit — Merry! He’s just so fun and awesome and the best. (Or Bilbo if we’re talking about the Hobbit movies, because Martin Freeman as Bilbo is perfection.)
  10. lotrcollage2OTP (translation: One True Pairing, a.k.a. favorite romantic couple) — Faramir and Eowyn. They’re my precious. ❀
  11. BROTP (translation: favorite best-friend brotherly friendship) — In the book: Aragorn and Eomer maybe? In the movie, Aragorn and Legolas and Gimli as a threesome.
  12. Favorite Location — Rivendell, maybe? I’d love to vacation there… or Lothlorien… or anywhere.
  13. Favorite Weapon — You can’t go wrong with Legolas’s bow & arrows.
  14. Favorite Outfit — Eowyn’s white dress, or maybe her green one, or Arwen’s red/black dress… and an Elven cloak too, please!
  15. Favorite Armor — Faramir’s white tree of Gondor leather armor.
  16. Favorite Female Character — Eowyn. She’s fabulous.
  17. Elves or Dwarves? — Elves. They’re splendid. ^_^
  18. Coolest Visual Effect — I’m rather fond of Legolas jumping up onto his horse when they’re riding against the wargs in The Two Towers. πŸ˜‰
  19. Weirdest Screencap — I… don’t even know.
  20. Saddest Character Death — Thorin in the movie. D:
  21. Most Inspiring Moment — Both times the Rohirrim show up over a ridge at sunrise to save the day against the forces of evil; also Sam’s “I can’t carry it for you — but I can carry you!” And so many others. ❀
  22. Character You Pity Most — Gollum.
  23. Least Favorite Character — Denethor. He is… not a nice person. <.< Ugh.
  24. Scariest Moment — Everything with the Black Riders in the first movie.
  25. lotrcollage3Favorite Quote — “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”
  26. Favorite Larger-Than-Life Foe — Does this mean scariest? In which case the Witch-King of Angmar a.k.a. leader of the Black Riders.
  27. Isengard or Mordor? — Hmm… Isengard, because it’s not as scary and the tower of Orthanc looks nicer. Pretty spikes and no fiery red eyeball at the top. *nods*
  28. Ents or Eagles — BOTH. (We will also not talk about how they ruined the Ents in the movies or how the Eagles didn’t talk. >.> AHEM.)
  29. Your LOTR Collection — You can see the stack of my books here, anyway…
  30. How You Got Into LOTR — I talked about it in this post for the 62nd birthday of LOTR a couple months ago… But it started with reading The Hobbit when I was hobbit-sized myself, and then listening to the Lord of the Rings audiobooks. The rest is history. *nods*


LOTR Giveaway

Aaand, here it is, folks!

The third and final giveaway to celebrate my third blogoversary! πŸ™‚

3 different winners, as usual.



Books pictured out of box, with box shown.

One winner will receive this beautiful boxed-set of The Lord of the Rings (in case you’re a sad mortal who doesn’t own the books — please only enter this part of the giveaway if you don’t own a copy of them yourself and/or haven’t read them, or if you plan to give a copy to someone you know or something, to share the love! ^_^).


A second winner will win this art print of one of my favorite quotes from The Fellowship of the Ring (“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” — yes, that’s the book wording, not the movie one. *cough*), handlettered in blue calligraphy and gold pen by yours-truly.


And for the third winner… I was given some Smaug/dragon temporary tattoos once, which I have not used but figured someone out there might like, so I’m offering them as the third prize of this giveaway. πŸ™‚


3 winners. Due to shipping costs, this giveaway is open to US residents only. Giveaway will run from today (Thursday, Sept. 22) until Thursday, September 29. Winners (3) will be chosen and contacted by email and also announced here on my blog, on September 30, 2016.

Well what are you waiting for? Enter below! ^_^

EDIT: The winners have been announced! Thanks for participating!

(If the embedded form below doesn’t work for you, you can find it here.)

Any answers to any of those LOTR questions? Answer in the comments or on your blog!

Happy birthday to Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, on this lovely 22nd of September, the start of Fall! And happy first day of Autumn to you, my roadlings! *throws colored leaves and Gandalf fireworks and cupcakes around*


30 thoughts on “Lord of the Rings Giveaway + LOTR Tag

  1. ALSKDFJAL DEBORAH YOU ARE SO GENEROUS. That boxed set of the LotR is absolutely stunning! :O *runs to enter*

    I seem to be a disgrace to the LotR fan community, according to my sisters anyway. xD THEY ARE OBSESSED WITH LOTR, while I quietly love it. πŸ˜›

    BUT I AM DUE FOR A LOTR REWATCH. It’s been… 1 1/2 – 2 years? Wow. *wants to watch it very badly* There’s just something so classic about it, while at the same time being so epic, and that feeling gives me the warm fuzzies. *huggles myself*

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    • It’s okay to quietly love it! ^_^ Though it does sound like I would also approve of your LOTR-obsessed sisters. XD

      I just rewatched them recently! YES, you’re due for a rewatch! πŸ˜€ There’s definitely something classic about them! I get warm fuzzies too! ^_^ And I myself am super overdue for a re-READ of the books! O_O Must get to that soon. πŸ˜€


  2. ACK DEBORAH, YOU GENEROUS BOOKDRAGON! *hurriedly enters giveaway*. (I don’t own the books – and the other stuff you’ve giving away looks so cool!)

    LOVE this post, Deborah! It’s so fun that multiple people did LotR posts today πŸ˜€ . And by the way, this was the best giveaway to end with *nods*. Lord Of The Rings for the win! *highfive*

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    • I’M SO GLAD YOU THINK I’M A GENEROUS BOOKDRAGON. ^_^ …Or really any kind of bookdragon, because that’s awesome. *nods* (And… well… you seem to be about to own the books, so. ;))

      Thanks, Savannah! Hurray for LOTR posts — what can we say, the Long Expected Party is just such an excellent excuse to post LOTR things. XD I’m glad you think it was the best one to end on! Hurray for The Lord of the Rings, YES! *highfives you back*


  3. Oh stars, this is an amazing giveaway. I already have a pretty matched set of LOTR (plus an unmatched set which is on indefinite loan to my sister), but you’re so generous to give away a lovely copy! (Also, I’m really hoping I win the quote, because I need art for my dorm room wall. Just sayin’.)

    I love your tag answers. Faramir is wonderful- I used a quote by him in my own LOTR celebration. I am curious, though- what do you mean that they ruined the Ents?

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    • Hurray for matched sets! They’re so pretty. πŸ˜€ On indefinite loan, eh? πŸ˜‰ (Also I guess your hoping happened; just sayin’. :D)

      Thanks! Hurray for Faramir! And yes, I saw that, which is awesome — he’s very quotable. πŸ˜€

      And… erm… I dunno, I guess I just feel like the movie makers didn’t take the Ents seriously and/or didn’t understand them? Like… they seemed kind of dumbed down. To me, anyway. *shrug* I dunno. They were all right, and not as bad as some of the other changes, but I just don’t feel like they were “right”. Could just be me, though. πŸ˜›

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      • Exactly. πŸ˜€ And yes, on indefinite loan. Which means I can have them back if I really want them, but otherwise- they’ll be read more on her shelves than they will mine. (I saw- yay, thank you!)
        He definitely is. *nods*
        Hmm. I suppose I can understand that. I wouldn’t say I got that impression, but I can understand it.

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  4. Ooh, this is so FUN! πŸ˜€
    I simply adore Merry. He’s just wonderful. πŸ™‚ Also yes, Martin Freeman as a hobbit is good. Yes. XD
    THOOOORRRIIIINNN!!! *sniffle* I’m sorry, I’m just…NOT OVER IT. ;(
    Ugh, the Witch-King is soooo scary. *shudders*
    Hooray for Lord of the Rings! *hugs all the characters* πŸ™‚

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  5. *SQUEALS* LOTR POST BY MEH CELTI. And the giveaway!!! ALL THE PWETTY LOTR THINGS. That is the nicest thing ever you’re giving away that boxed book set. I obviously own multiple copies of the books. Hee. I think it’s wonderful you’re giving someone who doesn’t own them a chance to read them!

    I was just nodding along to basically ALL your answers in the tag. FARAMIR. EOWYN. ELVES. ALL THE THINGS. Just…YES. You said it all! Loved your answer to #5 and #6. XD

    This was all so funnnn! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BILBO AND FRODO!!!! (Except I’m a day late. *sobs*)

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    • Your enthusiasm is the best. XD THANK YOU! Heehee, we’re so funny collecting all the LOTR copies… but it’s so addicting!

      I guess our opinions are just similar when it comes to LOTR — no surprise since we “met” over Faramir. πŸ˜‰ FARAMIR AND EOWYN AND ELVES AND THINGS HURRAY! ^_^

      I’m glad you found it fun! (And I’m SEVERAL days late instead of one, so you did fine! *huggles*) Thanks for your loverly comment, Lauri! ❀


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  7. It’s incredible, I’ve been running into LOTR things for the past week! I’m listening to the ‘The Last Goodbye’ at this very moment, even.
    Great post!

    (I like your answer to #9. Merry is one of my favourite characters, and it’s nice to see him getting some attention.)

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    GAH. I was TRYING to do the LotR 30-day challenge on Pinterest by answering one of the questions a day…but it’s been like a year since I last did one of the questions. *cough* But I love that you answered them all on your blog! ^_^

    The box scene is The Two Towers makes me crack up. XD I love Legolas and Gimli!

    YUS. MERRY. He’s such an underrated character! He’s one of my top five favorite LotR characters actually. (Though I admit to liking Frodo better. But all the hobbits are adorable and awesome. <3)

    Huzzah for Legolas's bow and arrows! I'm obviously quite partial to him. πŸ˜‰

    Ugh, Denethor. *gags* And the Black Riders are soooo creepy! O_O There are a lot of them at the part I'm at in FotR.

    Ahhhh, LotR giveaway! YES. Too bad I already own three copies of the books. XD I think it's so nice that you're giving them away to people who don't have them, though. πŸ˜€

    WOW. My comments keep getting longer. πŸ˜›

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    • Heehee, your comment made my day. XD Glad you enjoyed!

      You know, I may actually have found the challenge from your pinterest? I definitely found it on pinterest SOMEWHERE… I don’t remember. XD

      Hurray for Legolas, Gimli, and Merry! And Frodo. πŸ˜€ ALL OF THE LEGOLAS AND OF COURSE HIS BOW AND ARROWS. ^_^

      Eheh, some of us get sliiightly addicted to collecting copies of the book, no? πŸ˜›



  9. I love LOTR so much! Eowyn is my favorite! She’s so awesome. I actually love the ents. When they destroy Isengard is my favorite part of Two Towers! Thank you for the giveaway!


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    • Me too! Hurray for Eowyn! πŸ˜€ Yes, I love the ents too (that’s one of my fave parts too!) I just thought in the movies at least they were not taken seriously by the movie makers and dumbed down a little… but still awesome! πŸ™‚ And you’re welcome, thanks for joining in! ^_^

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