Member of the Month
-an interview with BingoTook
How did you find CoE?
I joined Council of Elrond on October 12, 2003, after the incessant badgerings of fellow Tolkien-philes michey04 and InweSilimaure that I do so.
What are your favourite areas of the site?
I’ve been seen around the RPG forums adding comic relief, and on the book discussion forums, but my true love is the humor section, which I constantly bombard with comics and song parodies.
How many times have you read the books?
I’ve been a Tolkien fan since I was a kid and first picked up The Hobbit, and I’ve read that and the trilogy on an annual basis ever since, as well as The Silmarillion.
Who is your favourite LOTR character?
As for a favorite character…well, who don’t I like, besides Denethor? I’m an especial fan of Smeagol, Faramir, Frodo, Eomer, Boromir, Eowyn, Pippin, and the orcs, collectively.
Do you have a favourite scene from the trilogy?
My favorite scenes are Smeagol and Sam’s “sneaking” conversation on the steps of Cirith Ungol, and Pippin’s meeting Bergil, son of Beregond, at Minas Tirith.
What character left out of the films do you miss most?
It breaks my heart that Beregond and Bergil were left out of the films, along with Glorfindel and Tom Bombadil (I mean, come on! The guy sings to trees!)
Do you know any Sindarin or Quenya?
I can’t speak Elvish to save my life, but I AM fluent in Dwarven runes!
What are you looking forward most to in ROTK:EE?
What I’m looking forward to most in RotK:EE is the houses of the healing, and the Faramir/Eowyn romance, one of my favorite moments from the book.
Bingo is a freshman at the University of Arizona, in the honors program at the School of Fine Arts, majoring in studio art. The career goal is to be a full-time cartoonist. (Want to see stuff? Look here.) Bingo loves all kinds of movies, music, literature, and food.