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What's YOUR Middle-Earth Address?

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Postby A#minor » 04 Oct 2007, 23:28

Inspired by the "What's YOUR Narnian Address?" Thread.
If you lived in Middle-Earth, where would you live? What would your house be like? Who would live near you?


I would live in Minas Tirith where I could study in the libraries and work in my little garden/courtyard on the 4th or 5th level, but I would have a summer house by the sea in Belfalas probably near Dol Amroth.
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Postby Dr. U » 05 Oct 2007, 02:15

Since I'm a college professor, I'd probably live in Minas Tirith or some other Gondoran city, unless I were sent to teach at a branch campus being established somewhere far out on the Rohan plain, probably some adult education scheme for riders retooling to be biology technicians after the war. However, in my heart of hearts, it's hard not to think of setting up in The Old Forest to live like Tom Bombadil, but only if Goldberry had a sister.
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Postby Stanley Anderson » 05 Oct 2007, 14:42

Not the slightest time delay in choosing -- it has long been Rivendell. Tom Bombadil's house is up there too. But I suppose the "realistic" choice would have to be what we named the family room addition that we built onto our house a few years ago -- Crickhollow, the house that Frodo was suppose to move into when he left the Shire and only spent less than a day at with Sam, Merry, Pippin, and Fatty Bolger. In the book it is very cozy and seems nicely situated between the comfort of the Shire and the adventure and unknown of the Old Forest along with the security and friendship of Farmer Maggot and the Bucklanders -- a sort of "on the edge of Fairie" feel, I think.

(I'll also mention, as I have often before, that we named our garden "Bywater Garden at Three Farthing Stone" which is "layed out", in a manner, after the four farthings of the Shire, with several "landmarks" representing various things and places in the Shire.)

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Postby Lirenel » 06 Oct 2007, 21:46

I would be torn between Rivendell and Emyn Arnen in Ithilien (post War of the Ring). Rivendell would be a dream come true, but I don't know if I could handle the lack of change. Though the library I assume is there would be worth it. Emyn Arnen sounds like someplace I'd like: Out in the country, away from the bustle of a city, but close enough to visit the library in Minas Tirith on occasion. Plus, with the elves living in Southern Ithilien and presumably helping with the construction of Emyn Arnen, it might have a bit of elvish feel to it.
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Postby Adam Linton » 28 Oct 2007, 02:26

I've always loved forests intensely, so it would have to be one of the great forests of Middle-earth. [I even much liked the initial discription of Mirkwood in The Hobbit the first time I read it (in 1966, as I recall).] So, today, depending on my mood, I'd have to go with either Lothlorian or Fanghorn.
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Postby LadyKeladry » 28 Oct 2007, 12:23

I think I'd either live with the hobbits or the dwarves... they've always been my favorites, and the descriptions of their territories made me wish to be transported there. :pleased:
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Postby The Pfifltrigg » 01 Nov 2007, 19:12

Dale, or Khazad-Dum.
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Postby surprisedbyjoy » 07 Dec 2007, 03:14

As a Midwesterner (that's Midwest America) I'd have a hard time turning down the plains of Rohan--plus the Rohirrim are wonderful people. But as an intellectual, I'd have to travel to the library in Gondor once in a while.
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Postby matdonna » 14 Dec 2007, 03:06

I would live in Bag End, of course.

But I have an awful feeling that instead of Frodo or Bilbo I would be.....Fredegar Bolger..... :blush:
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Postby contra mundum » 14 Dec 2007, 15:42

Rivendell. I'd love Elrond's house itself, but the location is especially awe-inspiring. I could also quite easily acquire the Elvish appetite for music, and I'm confident that the library there would be substantial.
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Postby cyranorox » 28 Jan 2008, 00:50

Rivendell. Home of knowledge and wisdom, with a lively outdoor life and excellent stables.
But what would I do? probably some third assistant storeskeeper who was always getting into trouble by asking nosy questions about elvish biology [if hybrids are fertile, are there really 2 species?] and writing a book about elvish political economy
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Postby Mary » 28 Jan 2008, 02:24

Rohan for sure. I am getting a little burnt out on all these trees........ :undecided:

As for culture and stuff to read, you'd be surprised at what you'll find out with the rowdy rednecks :tongue: What can I say, it's where I'm at home, and don't worry, I will come into town sometime and track dust through your lovely libraries! :lol:
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Postby Paul_Burgin » 29 Jan 2008, 10:10

Bag End. Would be working as a barman, whilst spending some of my spare time writing an epic..
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Postby Tuke » 29 Jan 2008, 13:16

The Grey Havens in anticipation of the ban on man from Valinor being lifted. I want to be at the head of that queue!
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Postby carol » 12 Mar 2008, 20:59

I'd be living in a nice hobbit hole in Hobbiton, or one of the other Shire towns. Not too fancy, and nowhere as many rooms as Bag End, but snug and with room for a visitor or two. Drop in for tea some time - tea is at four!
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