I recently joined this group and thought that I would quickly introduce myself. I too became a reader of Tolkien only after seeing FOTR. I fell in love with the books. Up until 2005, I was involved in writing fanfiction (the unfortunate stories are still up at ff.net) and in various LOTR themed RPGs. When greatestjournal.com went under, I lost most of my other Tolkien fanfiction. My muse got put on hold when I married and started a family. However, I am in the process of finding my library of Tolkien and re-immersing myself in this world. I will be posting fiction again, and I welcome all constructive criticism.
I look forward to meeting you all!