Comments: Gratuitous Tolkien Geekery Posting

Perhaps it's time to ask for one of those voice distorters for Christmas? It would at least extend the range of possibilities.

I'm certain that by the time you are ready to go through the books with the younger llama-ettes, you will have your techniques perfected!

Posted by Diane at July 25, 2008 11:43 AM

There's a reason all the kids in our house get the same bedtime story. That sounds like way too much work. Right now my husband is reading the Prydain Chronicles to the kids, which might be a bit over the head of the three year old, but reading different stories would be mass chaos over here.

Posted by Jordana at July 25, 2008 11:58 AM

You inflict Nationals' games on the girl? That could be construed as child abuse.

Posted by rbj at July 25, 2008 12:59 PM

Keep up to good work, Robert! Mr. & I also value what sometimes seems the lost art of reading aloud, either a single book to one child or something aloud to the whole family.

Currently the Harry Potter books and the "Little House" books are the ones being read aloud. Along with a whole family listen to Mr. reading a study guide to a course on American History currently being watched on DVD.

And you thought you were geeky ... ;-)

Posted by keysunset at July 25, 2008 01:45 PM

Connery. When in doubt, the answer is Connery.

Posted by The Abbot at July 25, 2008 06:43 PM

Good for you! In my experience, voice characterizations needn't be of Mel Blanc quality to be appreciated: your kids will give you lots of credit for trying. If you make it through LOTR, let me suggest Kenneth Grahame and (later on) Wodehouse.

Posted by Bill Befort at July 26, 2008 12:12 PM

I hope that you sing the songs. Though I don't think you get many songs until after Moria.

I think you will have a harder time with dwarfish than with Gandalf. One of the things I didn't like about the movies, was the Scottish accent that Gimli was given. Probably easy to do, but not really in keeping with the books.

Posted by Zendo Deb at July 27, 2008 06:54 PM

In Re: Saruman - I thought Christopher Lee nailed it.

Posted by Rheinman at July 28, 2008 11:27 AM