|I Love Sci-Fi/Fantasy Because...|
...of characters like Lord of the Rings' Bilbo Baggins.
Bilbo Baggins was no wizard. He was no magnificent warrior nor a fulfillment of prophecy. He stole away no princess to marry and ruled no kingdom. But he did something that has inspired me for decades.
He went on an adventure!
And what an adventure it was!
Through his eyes, I saw trolls and dragons, dwarves and gold. I witnessed him bantering with the coolest of wizards and riddling with the most tortured of souls. I beheld awesome landscapes and glimpsed a golden ring that would change not only his world, but mine as well.
Bilbo Baggins, who lived in a hole in the ground, was the first reason I loved science fiction and fantasy.