My Fandoms

It’s like in the old stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered . . .


Full of darkness and danger, they were.


And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end.

Because how could the end be happy?


How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened?

But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. 

Even darkness must pass.


A new day will come.


And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. 


Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why.


But I think I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t.

Sean Astin Lord of The Rings Return of the King

They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.

That there’s some good in this world . . . and it’s worth fighting for.


“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”—G.K. Chesterton

“The little bodies of children are the repositories of the greatness of a future age. And they must be encouraged, must eat from the tales of those who’ve gone before, and brandished their swords, and slayed dragons.”—Peggy Noonan

(This page currently features The Lord of the Rings, The DC Cinematic Universe, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Band of Brothers, Victoria, The Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Help, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Les Miserables. It is periodically updated as I fall in love with new stories.)


23 thoughts on “My Fandoms

    1. I’ve only been a Rocky fan for a few months but I really love the first four movies! I think Rocky III is my favorite. This page needs a slight revamp though…gotta put Batman on here someplace and I’m not quite sure where 😛


    1. Of course! I actually got it from a Tumblr post where different stories were used with different parts of the quote, so no, I don’t own the idea 🙂


    1. Of course! I got the idea from Pinterest, so it isn’t mine to say who can use it and who can’t 🙂


    1. It’s a good thing you asked that, because I was about to say, “Just click the picture of Lois Lane in the sidebar,” but I had obviously neglected to make that possible! OOPS. It’s fixed now, so…just click the picture of Lois. It’ll take you to my profile on 😉


  1. Hello! 🙂 I stumbled upon your blog and absolutely love it! And I’m a huge fan of this post! LOTR is one of my favorite movie franchises and this is one of my favorite scenes! I love how you used pictures from other films to emphasize the words!


  2. I just happened to stumbled upon your site. Well actually, the way it happened was that I was reading the Declaration of Independence and thinking about how it’s a shame that so many Americans today are ignorant of the principles and ideals that our country was founded upon and that, because of that, they are much more susceptible to having their freedoms stripped away, when the “So this is how liberty dies” quote that you referenced in your blog came to my mind and I couldn’t remember where I had heard it. (Don’t you just hate when that happens?) So I googled it and Google brought here. Anywhoo…I have only read a couple of your blogs so far (including that superb article on Anne Bolen – I had no idea! Now I need to go read that book!) but can say with relative certainly that if we had met in person, we would be pretty good friends. 🙂


    1. Yes, I know I have a tendency for run – on sentences. There’s just too much to say and not enough punctuation to break it up. I hope the writer in you will forgive me. 😛


  3. OMG! What a touching page! I was raised on LOTR, and as an adult, it is still my favorite movie(s) ever. Sams speech always makes me teary eyed.


  4. Sam’s speech is the rousing cry of all us nerds who love the deepest things in Story. Tolkien and all those Inklings knew what they were doing when they created stories with the intent of touching on Truths. Ah, such an inspiration.


    1. Three cheers for the Inklings!! I doubt we would have half of the grand, sweeping epics we do today if it weren’t for them 🙂


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