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Fan of The Hobbit since 1977, the year Orlando Bloom was born. I'm one of those people who rereads LOTR every year or so.

Signs One May Be Too Into Lord of the Rings: procrastinating from studying for a Latin graduate exam by teaching myself Sindarin Elvish. Which, sadly, I have almost forgotten now, but it's a lovely language.

Some people in fandom may recognize the name Tinw from the Lord of the Rings Plaza, a gathering place for Tolkien scholars, writers, artists and roleplayers. I haven't been active there in many years. Nevertheless, I'm still a fan of Tolkien's Middle-earth, and I can't help geeking about it from time to time.

("Tinw" is old Sindarin Elvish for "little star.")