As a fan of C.S. Lewis's Narnia, it's not surprising that I've also fallen in love with another fantasy world: Middle Earth.
This is how I see Narnia vs. Middle Earth. It's not a competition of "which is better?" Rather, it's a step-up. Narnia is my introduction to fantasy. I was young, it's written for children (and those old enough to read fairy tales again); it's simple and straightforward with the symbolism and allegory. Tolkien's Middle Earth is the "big leagues." This is the high-fantasy, intricately carved worlds and stories. I mean, just reading the trilogy isn't enough! There's The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, Lost Tales, and tons and tons of other related material (appendixes and notes and everything).
And as I got older, I grew more into Middle Earth. It was a part of my life just as much as Narnia or Star Wars. My dad read the books years ago (when you know, dinosaurs were still around, right?). My brother go into it (way more than me, though still), and it kind of rubbed off. A lot. (We have had yelling matches about things within the books/movies in the middle of public restaurants. :P)
I read the books in middle school; I watched the movies beforehand but relished them more later. And now here we are coming closer to the last installment of The Hobbit cinematic trilogy. (I'm not going to cry! I'm not going to cry! I'm going to cry!!!)
Second Breakfast and every poem would be about hobbits. (stay tune for me. It's happening.) In addition, my creative writing professor told me the best thing about me was I look like an elf but I'm really a hobbit. If that's not awesome, well I don't know what is. Myself and three friends have also dubbed ourselves "Second Breakfast," and each of us are one of the four well-known hobbits of the Fellowship (I'm Meriodic Brandybuck).
This is a picture of my friend and me as hobbit and elf: