Sunday, April 3, 2011

Lord of the Rings

"One Ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them." This one should be obvious. What is one thing that all homeschooled speech and debate kids like? The Lord of the Rings. Most of us have read the books twice and seen the movies 4 bajillion times. We're obsessed. So whether you're a member of the honorary Samwise Gamgee appreciation society, or you prefer Frodo because of his awesome blue eyes and Christ-like characteristics, you practically consider yourself a hobbit. Or an elf. I like elves. You quote the films and books all the time. You don't eaves drop- you drop eaves. You don't like elephants- you like Oliphaunts. You could practically draw an accurate map of Middle Earth. You know that "Aragon's" name is actually spelled "Aragorn," despite the way most of the film characters say it. You laugh at the weak-at-heart who shy away from the books and only watch the movies because "They're soo long." You've considered interp-ing LOTR scenes countless times, or maybe actually done it. And who can point at a better impromptu example than Frodo and Sam? (besides George Washington, of course).

Face it. You're homeschooled. And you love Lord of the Rings.


  1. I love the elves. I can't believe nobody posted on this. =(

    LOTR makes my life so much happier and more enriched. =)

    Thank for posting this!

  2. Those of us who are truly obsessed will even shun the movies, and their terrible inaccuracies.