Over the years, I've met many writers, and a very large percentage of them usually put an element of themselves, be it just a side or main character, into their stories. Unless anyone can provide evidence that says Tolkien absolutely did not put himself in his stories, I'd like to discuss who in each of his stories, Tolkien is, in your opinions. I haven't put too much thought into this yet, I just thought about it and decided that it would make for some interesting discussion. Let's start with Lord of the Rings, as it is the most popular of his works. Who do you think Tolkien is? PS...To the Mods, I think this is the right place for this thread, but feel free to move it if you feel it's better elsewhere.