Hello to all my Hobbitses! Today we’re gonna do some voting to see which Hobbit is y’all’s favorite! The Hobbit with the most votes —either Frodo, Sam, Merry, or Pippin— will get his portrait drawn by me and posted in the next blog post, along with all the other art I’ve done of him… the good and the bad😬. So choose wisely my Hobbitses, choose wisely.
So here’s a brief overview of these four special Hobbitses to those of you who haven’t watched or read The Lord of the Rings, or to y’all who may need a recap.
Firstly, comes this quiet and extremely dedicated Hobbit who is assigned the task of carrying the Ring of power to Mordor (actually, he offered to). When he can’t walk, he crawls. Many people make fun of Frodo, calling him a wimp and a weakling, but it is the Ring —which doesn’t want to be destroyed— that drags him down. But despite the resistance, he still presses on.
Quote: “I will take the Ring to Mordor, though I do not know the way.”
A simple gardener (and profound admirer of potatoes) at heart, dear Sam is also fiercely loyal and protective of his friend “Mr. Frodo;” Frodo would never have been able to accomplish his quest without him. He supports Frodo, even when the Ring causes his friend to turn against him. Many people call Sam the true hero of Middle Earth.
Quote: “Come, Mr. Frodo! I can’t carry [the Ring] for you, but I can carry you and it as well.”
Everyone calls him Merry though, and merry he is, with a large dose of mischief too! He and his best friend Pippin get into many scrapes together. But Merry is also quick witted and brave in battle. In fact, he wasn’t even supposed to be in the battle (he was told not to come but manages to hitch a ride with a fair companion), yet he helps destroy one of Middle Earth’s fiercest enemies.
Quote: “You can trust us to stick to you through thick and thin [Frodo] – to the bitter end. And you can trust us to keep any secret of yours – closer then you keep it yourself. But you cannot trust us to let you face trouble alone, and go off without a word.”
Dear, unthinking Pippin. He has a habit of getting in the way, but we still love him (and Billy Boyd’s Scottish accent😄). He also sings beautifully and dearly loves his “second breakfast.” But Pippin never runs from the battle unless told to, and even then he manages to save the life of a very important person.
Quote: “No, my heart will not yet despair. Gandalf fell and has returned and is with us. We may stand, if only on one leg, or at least be left still upon our knees.”
All right, now that you know a little about these Hobbitses, click on the one you think is bestest below and hit submit!