Hi everyone! Jim here. Call me Jim preferably, but sometimes, if you want, call me Turiluve, so I don't forget my name ^_^. Just so everyone knows, I'm a Tolkien freak, like you all. I'm the type of person who reads chapters of LOTR over and over again just to fully understand something, or solely try to learn music themes from the films, like Gondor, Mordor, the Ring, Rohan, Eowyn, The Fellowship - the list goes on!
Well, I have previously aced every single Lord of the Rings test I've ever taken, because I'm a nerd. I've read the LOTR III apprentices seven times, and know who's who, what's what, and the crucial mistakes Lord of the Rings, The Third Age video game did, like there is no city named Snowbourne, you come to Moria from Caradhras, and not a cave troll's cave, a lake, and such first, or for the record you don't simply walk into Barad-dur, or even Mordor, just to battle it without purpose... Even though I love the game to no end ^_^.
I was first into Lord of the Rings 2 years after I watched the first film, when I played the Return of the King video game at an old friend's house. I still play it, and since then I've watched the films 20 times each, read the books currently through for the second time, and read through Second and Third Age stuff the average reader doesn't give a care about, :grin:. Well, the history with me following the steps of Tolkien and Jackson go way back. I want to be director because of Peter Jackson! (I shall regain Christopher Paolini's lost honour and remake the Inheritance movies >:)...).
So! For some personal stuff, my favourite Middle-earth culture is Rohirrim, since it's so closely related to Old Norse, and I am sort of a fan of that, and because of the richness of culture even when everyone is practically broke. Gondor... meh. It would be long gone if not for good old Eorl. They're rich, but look at how they reacted to war. Theoden's leadership is far beyond the greedy wills of the Stewards, namely Boromir and Denethor. My favourite characters are Gandalf (For wisdom), Theoden (leadership), Eowyn (Rights and anti-sexism), Eoaden (for honour), Legolas (Sweet fighting skill and bravery), Gimli (sense of humor and new and unexpected friendship with elves, despite everything from the past that has separated the two), Elessar (for his nomad-ism and proper inheritance, as well as his new suspenseful right to the throne), Halbarad (For being the shadowy Dunedain that he is, and being willing to brave the Paths of the Dead with Aragorn), Elrond (His ageless time and participation throughout other books and stories, as well as his wisdom for trying to get Isildur to destroy the One), Arwen (For following in the paths of Luthien and Beren, to be willing to live one mortal life with the man she loves rather than leaving with her people across the Grey Havens to Valinor), and Lurtz (because he's the elite fighter of the Uruk-hai... not real likable humanity in him... and I don't like him for killing Boromir... he was a good character too. Just not a favourite, because of his greed for the ring...).
Keep track of that? Neither did I :). As for why I joined PT, it was because this could be the Lord of the Rings community I'm around - I've been around Zelda all my life, and I thought LOTR internet-ness would be good. I will plan on making a number of fan fictions here, such as the Third Age (As I would have expected it to be), Lord of the Rings complete (There are some better things about the book but some better things about the movie, and heck, some better things about the games. I want to combine those ^_^.), the Fourth Age (The story about how the Haradrim and Umbarians are handled after the War of the Ring and the Death of Arwen, Pippin, Merry, after Sam leaves across the Havens, after Aragorn's death, and departure of Gimli and Legolas... I plan to tell a story about the son of Aragorn, Eldarion, and his sisters, and how the Mortal World could be intertwined with Valinor and the immortal world of the gods and the birthplace of Gandalf. I've ask myself, "Then what?" and, being an author, i want to write about that ^_^. I'm no artist, though I'd like to have put some Fan Art in here. But right now I'm busy with a Legend of Zelda story, which I know will be a good read even for you guys ^_^... So yeah. Please make me welcome here! Oh, and is a fan music section? I write music ^_^"...
Well, that be me; Jim the James, as I'm known as elsewhere - www.desertcolossus.com, www.runescape.com - the list goes on. Basically, you're welcoming a big cheese person here ^_^. Well, thanks for the welcome. And thanks for the technical problems, Amarie ^_^.