Hullo, hullo! Fredeghar Wayfarer here. Been admiring this site for a while and decided to register and help out.
I have been a huge Tolkien fan for most of my life. The Hobbit was the defining book of my childhood and my introduction to the fantasy genre. This helped shape my personality and led me to become a fantasy writer myself (I am the writer of "Rowena," a fractured fairy tale feature in AC Comics' Femforce series).