The Lord of the Rings was a huge part of my teenage years. I finished reading the books shortly before the first movie came out, and I was completely obsessed with the whole world of Tolkien. I could read and write Dwarvish runes, I wrote an extensive fan-fiction about a family of elves, and I even set one of Bilbo's poems to music. My gracious and generous parents let me drag them back to the movie theater to see Fellowship a total of seven times. My mom also helped me sew this cape, and she gave me the ring necklace too!
Tomorrow I am going to see The Hobbit. Feeling nostalgic, I drew this picture. I think it captures the spirit of my teenage self pretty accurately, except that I was actually much uglier than this.