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Lord of the Rings questions?


2 per unit - Virtual OK - Posted Jun 19, 2016

I will answer any questions about the Lord of the Rings you might have - books or movies. I can answer questions like "why didn't Saruman know better?" "WTF is a palantir?" "how come all the elves are leaving Middle Earth and where are they going and why?" "what kind of a being is Gandalf?" "why is Denethor in charge of Minas Tirith and not Aragorn?" and "omg how did that giant spider get there?"

Training & Qualifications

I've read all the Lord of the Rings books, as well as *almost* all the other related works by Tolkien multiple times. I've written some academic work on Tolkien, mostly for my own amusement. I have also engaged in vigorous scholarly debates both online and in person on these topics with people who are just as nerdy, if not more so, than myself, which has given me a broad perspective on these topics.

Availability & Preferences

I ALWAYS have time to talk about Lord of the Rings.

Trading Preference: I prefer being paid in simbi

Reviews of Lori

Aug 20, 2016
Lori is an absolute compendium of Lord of the Rings knowledge! During my annual watching of the LoTR movies, a few questions stumped me and Lori them and then some! Her answer was concise, comprehensive, and well written. I can tell she has a lot of love for the more
Aug 03, 2016
Lori took me to school on Gandalf's story arc and I loved every minute of it =)
Jul 23, 2016
Lori is a wonderful, deep well of nerdy knowledge (in the best way possible) and she made my entire day answering my Lord of the Rings question.
Jul 08, 2016
Lori was quick to respond and very knowledgeable about Tolkien's universe. She definitely knew far more than anyone else I've ever talked with about i...t. I would certainly recommend asking her any unresolved questions you might have!show more
Jun 20, 2016
WOW! Lori gave me such a thorough and detailed answer to my Lord of the Rings question. There was a plot hole that always bothered me, but Lori has pu...t my mind at ease =)show more


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