Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Another of Cordy's "Would You Rather Games"! Lord of the Rings Edition

Cordy is hosting a Lord of the Rings week over at her blog Write on Cordy!.  If you're a Lord of the Rings fan and would like to join in on the fun, just click on the link to her blog and head straight over there.  Everyone is welcome to participate.
As for me, I have tentative plans for writing a couple LOTR posts this week, but I won't make any guarantees because when it comes to meeting deadlines like this I'm not always up to the mark.  For now, however, I thought I'd simply fill out the answers to Cordy's Would You Rather Game. 
Not that there's anything simple about that, as Cordy certainly didn't go out of her way to make things easy for us.
Yeah, and about that, Cordy.  I think we need to have a talk. 
*Ahem*  The questions:
1. You have been tasked with your own quest, your own fellowship has been gathered, and you have the pick of one last member, would you rather choose Eomer or Imrahil to join you on your journey? (Imrahil is a member of the Dunedain.)

I'm going to copy Cordy on this one and say Imrahil, because I really do think he would be a good guy to have along on a quest.  As stated above he is a member of the Dunedain, and the Dunedain are particularly well suited for facing difficulties in wild and unknown lands.  Yes.  I would definitely feel safest if I had one of the Dunedain along on the journey.
2. Would you rather have to track an army of Uruk-Hai, or climb the 'stairs'?

Oh, bother.  What a question.  Hold it, though!  I've got an answer.  I've decided I'm going to track the Uruk-Hai.  However, I'm going to make sure I run very slowly and stay far enough behind them so that I never actually catch up with them.  *grin*
(Well, all you said was I had to track them.  You didn't say I had to catch them!  And I ain't catchin' no orcs.  Yeah, and I ain't speakin' no good English, neither.)  (Don't even ask...)
3. Who would you rather, slap/shake/glare, some sense into, Denethor or Wormtongue?

Oooh!  I don't want to be around either of them.  But if I must choose, well then my answer would have to be Denethor.  He needs some sense shaken into him.  "BE NICE TO YOUR SON!  AND  STOP BEING SUCH A SOURPUSS."  "Okay, so you're all broken hearted because your son is dead, and now you're going to make him thoroughly dead by burning him and yourself on a pile of old sticks.  That makes sense!"  Honestly.  Denethor needs some serious help.

4. Would you rather attend Bilbo's birthday and have to dance a jig or have to sing a solo at Aragorn's coronation?

CORDY!!!!  How can you do this to me?!  Singing in front of such a large crowd would be terrifying! But then dancing a jig?  *shudders*  I'm embarrassed already.  Alright, I've got it.  I will do the jig.  However it will be a five second jig, and it will be danced behind the party tents where no one can see me.  (Haha.  Now wasn't that a clever way to get out of this scrape?  I'm so proud of myself.)

5. Would you rather, soar on an Eagle's back to pick-up Frodo and Sam or participate in the last march of the Ents, courtesy of Treebeard's shoulder?
Soar on an Eagle's back.  It would be fun to fly.  Also I'd love to pick Frodo and Sam up after their long, dangerous journey and whisk them back to safety. 

6. Would you rather have to face an enraged Oliphant or Shelob?
The Oliphant, indubitably.  It doesn't seem as likely to single me out with the direct purpose of killing me for dinner.  Also, Oliphants are much more lumbering and awkward, so I think it would be a lot easier to dodge one of them than Shelob.   (And I fully intend to dodge.)

7. Would you rather have to wear the full armor of Gondor for a day or the full armor of Rohan for a day?
Let's go with Gondor.  (Well, I have to pick a different answer than Cordy sometime.)  No armor would be comfortable, of course, but it strikes me that the men of Gondor are a bit more clean and tidy than the men of Rohan, and, well, if you have to be uncomfortable you may as well have the comfort in knowing that you look tidy in your uncomfortableness. 
8. Would you rather have an axe or a bow?
A bow of course!  I'd much rather fight my enemy from a safe distance.  (And I'm giving my enemy the axe.  Because I'm nice.  Heehee.)

9.Would you rather visit Lothlorien or Rivendell?
If we're going by the movies, then definitely Rivendell.  It looks more homey.  Lothlorien on the other hand is rather creepy...mostly because of Galadriel.  But that's a story for another day.

10. Would you rather have to get through the Mines of Moria or take the Path of the Dead? (In each situation, you are with Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli. Haha, so, you're not alone!)

WHAT?!  You're joking, right?
Okay, when I first read this question I was like, "no way!"  That's impossible to answer.  But I've thought about it a little more since then and have decided that I'd much rather go through the Paths of the Dead (Cordy, seriously, I'm not trying to copy you on every single question.  It's just happening).  The reason for that is  because I'll have Aragorn with me.  And with Aragorn beside me there's nothing really to fear in going down that path, because all we'll be facing is dead people who practically have no choice but to do what he says.  And we'll all come out safe and sound, unlike the Mines of Moria.  So yes.  Definitely the Paths of the Dead.  

11. Would you rather stay and help rebuild the Shire, or sail to the Undying Lands? 
Stay and help rebuild the Shire.  Absolutely.  The Undying Lands sound rather boring, frankly.  And, again, if we're looking at this from the perspective of the movies I'd have to say that another major objection would be the company I would have to keep in that place.  Seriously, I just know I'd suffer extreme frustration being surrounded by so many gloomy elves.  *ducks head as the all the elf lovers gasp at such a scandalous declaration*  Sorry, but they are gloomy in the movies, and they kind of drive me nuts.   I like hobbits much better.  :D
Well, that's that!   Thanks for the fun game, Cordy! 
So long, everyone!  Check out Cordy's blog if you're in the mood for more Lord of the Rings related posts!  :)
Until next time...


  1. Okay, I actually loved how our answers matched in almost every case.

    2. Very cleverly thought out, my friend!
    3. AGREED
    4. Yes, indeed. Another clever escape.
    6. "And I fully intend to dodge." Is there any other way? I think not. ;D
    7. hehehe, looking tidy in your uncomfortableness?... I'll buy it.
    8. Monstrously chivalrous of you to arm your foe. ;P Haha.
    10. That captain with Merry and Pippin! My only hesitation when I chose the Path of the Dead was what I would have to walk over--it's just SUPER creepynastygross!!! Yes, that's a word now.

    Loved reading your answers and your pictures were all so well picked and arranged! A satisfactory post of the highest Middle Earthean order. I guess I just made that a thing too. I'm making all kinds of things up here. :) I really hope you get around to more posts! :D


    1. Thanks, Cordy! This really was a lot of fun to fill out. :)

      Oh, yes! About the Paths of the Dead. You're right, there is the "creepynastygross" part of it. *shivers* That does lead one to hesitate slightly. But then, there's some pretty creepy stuff in the Mines of Moria, too, so...I guess the only thing we can do is just keep walking forward and DON'T LOOK DOWN! :)

      Oh, I hope so, too. I'm going to try...but we'll see what happens. I have a horrible time arranging my thoughts sometimes. :P

      ~Miss March

  2. Haha! Good answers. (But... gloomy elves? Seriously? LOL!)

    1. Thanks, Hamlette! (Yes, well. That's how they struck me. Haha! ;))

  3. Hahaha, I love how so many of us who have played this game have the same answers! :D

    I think between all of us we could convince Denethor of his faults. :P

    I almost picked the Paths of the Dead, too...because of Aragorn. ;) At least he'd be with me in the Mines, too!

    I love the elves, but hobbits are definitely more fun. :D

    1. Yeah, there really were a lot of the same answers going around, weren't there? Like they say, "great minds think a like." :D

      Indeed yes. With all of us together we ought to be able to knock some sense into him. ;)

      (I know what you mean. I had a hard time deciding on an answer for this one, too.) Having Aragorn with you is definitely a huge plus for walking through the Paths of the Dead; but you're right, he'd be with you in the Mines, too, so either way you'd be in good hands.

      Oh! I really love the hobbits. It's not that I DISLIKE the elves, exactly, I just don't get hugely excited over them...if you know what I mean. ;)

  4. Haha, this was so much fun to read! Unfortunately I don't have time to go through with every detail, but you can be sure I smiled my way through it all! ;)

    Oh, and I'll just add that I actually agree with you - I always never was thrilled to death about the "Undying Lands"... and the elves DO sometimes give off the impression of gloomy. *giggles*

    (Also, can I just say thank you so much for all your lovely long reply comments to my comment on your previous post - the tag one? That was SO sweet of you. :D)

    ~Miss Meg

    1. Thank you! I'm delighted that you enjoyed it.

      And oh! Miss Meg! GIVE ME YOUR HAND! I should have known I could count on you to understand my feelings about the elves. And I'm so glad you do understand, because, well...now I know I'm not crazy for having such an opinion. *chuckle* ;) Oh! And about the "Undying Lands". Is it possible for ANYONE to be "thrilled to DEATH" over a place like that? ;) (Haha. I love that you said "thrilled to death" in connection with the "UNDYING Lands". Heehee. ;) Was that intentional?)

      Oh, you're more than welcome, my dear! I probably go a little crazy with the length of my replies sometimes, but I'm glad you liked them. I think it was you that said you like to be thorough in your comments. Well, I guess that's another thing we're alike on. (Are you sure we're not related?) ;)

      ~Miss March