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 Post subject: My mother does not like The Lord of the Rings...
PostPosted: July 3rd, 2005, 2:47 pm 


Two days ago, we were talking and The Lord of the Rings came up (I was on this site) and she said, I quote, "I don't like Lord of the Rings. It's just Hollywood hype."

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What a great thing to say about something that means so much to so many... Of course I was offended and retaliated by saying The Lord of the Rings is very old. She shrugged it off, but I won't ever forget what she said that night.

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PostPosted: July 3rd, 2005, 2:51 pm 
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My mom dosen't either, but she dosen't care. She just dosen't like fantasy stories. They're too hard to comprehend for her, i guess.

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PostPosted: July 4th, 2005, 1:56 am 


Well, my mother still hasn't seen the movies and she really dosen't want so (I can feel it!) but the problem is that she hates fanasy, so she dosen't like the books either. I'm so sad about it, she just dosen't understand the magic of J.R.R.Tolkien...


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I know what you mean, my dad and his side of the family all hate fantasy and ANYTHING with imagination like LOTR etc, and I could scream when they say it's trash right to my face. Way to encourage your kids!!!

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PostPosted: July 4th, 2005, 7:29 am 
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Now I can see how lucky I am! My mother likes LotR very much, we always watch the movies together. My father is not only a movie fan, but he likes the books too.


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I've been trying to get my mom to watch them for ages, but she never has time, though I know she wants to. We started FotR once, but it was late, and she fell asleep by the Party scene. :closedeyes:

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Well my family has seen the movies and they seem to think that they were okay, but no one loves LotR like I do. I'm the only person in my family, and even in my group of friends that owns the movies and has read LotR. I'm all alone with my obsession :'( That's why I come here :)

My mom actually said "Who's Gollum" about a week ago when she came into the room while I was watching LotR. Clearly nothing she saw sunk in, and there's no way she's ever going to read the books. She told me that she tried to when she was younger but she couldn't get into them. Me and her, we're a lot different.

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My parents both read the books when they were young and loved them, so Lord of the Rings was always around me when I grew up.

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My parents like LotR. My mom introduced me to the books, and my whole family likes the movies. I think I'm the most obsessed, though. lol


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my dad watches the movies with me and likes them but my mom doesn't like them and can't relate to them. i'm the only one who really loves them, though, but i'm reading the books to my younger brother. He likes it too, but i wish my mom would like it and really watch it with me.

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well my Dad kind of likes them-only if he gets into a certain mood does he not--my Mom isn't really interested but me and my sisters did finally talk her into seeing RotK on New Years with us-she watched FotR too-but she never made it through TTT--she's not against it-but it's kind of hard for her to follow sometimes I think-but she isn't unkind about me and my sibs liking it-she understands that its something that we enjoy-

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PostPosted: July 6th, 2005, 5:43 pm 


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We started FotR once, but it was late, and she fell asleep by the Party scene. :closedeyes:

I tried the same!! And my mother fell asleep by the Council of Elrond :)! I woke her up with a scream 'What are you doing are you normal?!' - lol I got so mad :throw:!


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my parents kinda like it...all of us have seen the movies, but my sisters and I are the only ones that read the books.

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My family likes the movies as far I as know, but they really think I over do it. :P I took my mom serveral days to watch it. She stopped it because she got scared when the Nazgul came and when she though Saruman killed Gandalf. (when he was hurdling towards the ceiling). :disgust: I don't think anyone in my family's read the books...

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Nobody in my family likes LotR at all. :blink: My mom hates fantasy (she threw away a poster of a unicorn I bought when I was 7!) and my dad doesn't really care. But I hardly ever like any movies my mom takes me to so we're pretty different in tastes. :confuzzled: So I'm basically alone. That's why I came here!! :-D

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PostPosted: July 8th, 2005, 7:46 am 
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My dad thinks it's okay, my mom hates it and sees my obsession as a form of devil worship. :confused2:

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