LOTR challenge=Day 1 Favourite Film


My favourite film, that’s a really hard one. I don’t see them as separate films but as one long film cut into three. Still if I have to choose, it’s either the Return of the King (RoTK) of The Fellowship of the Ring (FoTR). RoTK has some of the best moments that make me bawl but I have to go with FoTR. Here are reasons (in no particular order) why:

1.The music. Gives me the shivers everytime. Particulary the shire theme tune and The Isengard music.

2. The huge variations of different locations and how their all
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3.Some of the most iconic lines in move history.

How I’m feeling about my exam tommorow…

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4. The Shire. How can this not stir something inside of you?

5. The balrog is the best special effect in the movie.

6. Some of the best fight sequences.

7. The opening despite not being in the book I can recite almost word for word and the elvish at the beginning, it gives me the shivers.

8. This scene. Nuff said.




LOTR trailer


For anyone who hasn’t seen it and wants to know what I’m rambling on about. 🙂

Day 1-Basic Details


These aren’t all my details because I am very wary of the internet and the dangers.

Name: Alexandra Jay (pseudonym)

Age: 16 (almost 17)

Home: Small town in the north of Scotland

At the moment I am: Away at boarding school, also in Scotland

A-level Subjects: History, English Lit, Drama

Hobbies: Writing, reading, anything Tolkien, going to the gym, drama, squash

Most likely to find me: In my room or in the theatre

Favourite books: Tolkien’s works, Wuthering heights, Great Gatsby

Favourite bands: American Authors, Bastille, Mumford and Sons, Bears Den, Noah and the Whale

Something I’ve never done: Tried vodka (at almost 17, I find that an achievement)

Greatest achievement so far: My completed 319 page first draft of my novel 

In ten years time I want to be: Teaching primary kids preferably in a hot country far away from Scotland with at least 2 books published and to be in a sensible permanent relationship with someone. Not partying or broke.

If you have any questions, preferably nothing too personal, ask away. AJ 🙂



I should blog more


I really should. I haven’t been on here since March 25 (Tolkien reading, fall of Sauron, beginning of the fourth age etc). I can’t believe it’s May! Where has the time gone! I’m been so busy with my exams and work and my novel in particular that it’s just flying by and I can’t keep up!

To my blog more interesting and for you guys to find out some stuff about me, I’m gonna do this:


and possibly this



I’ll see how it goes. Plus more updates on the Long road Home and my fantasy novel. 🙂