Before anything else, I would like to commend you for your great cause with the American Red Cross, by zombifying through AMC (The Walking Dead). I am a huge fan of THE LORD OF THE RINGS, ZOMBIES, and THE WALKING DEAD, and I love supporting great causes as well. Thus, I admire you so much for this.
|SOURCE: AMC The Walking Dead|
Anyway, when I was 13 years old, I fell in love with your work during THE LORD OF THE RINGS years. My dad has been pushing me to watch the first movie, because he knew all about the books when he was young. Unfortunately, I refused because of my other interests that time, so it was just him and mom who watched. However, everyone started talking about it, and what pushed me more was when I saw how dad has been reading the books, and browsing other companion books at bookstores.
My curiosity grew, so I decided to ask my cousin to watch it with me. Without Legolas entering the scene yet, I was already hooked during the first few scenes. I wasn't hooked just because of the cast, but also due to the story's development. I already felt how much effort was placed into work, with Middle-earth coming to life, and now being accessible through its existence in New Zealand. Then Legolas entered the scene. That is a different story. Haha.
|Screenshot of my parody video for THE LORD OF THE RINGS, wherein I pretended I was Saruman. In this scene, I am pretending to bring down the mountains.|
Anyway, I started reading the books after getting emotionally caught by your work, and had all the companion books, such as the encyclopedias and other references, making me learn more about J.R.R. Tolkien's world. My enthusiasm grew, and just to be clear again (since others might assume that I ONLY WATCH the movies because I LOVE LEGOLAS), my passion for The Lord of the Rings is separate from Orlando Bloom. They have their own place in my heart. Hehe.
Wow! Good read: