Such disrespect to JRR Tolkien. As all fan fiction is disrespectful to the source material and creator.
If I could just pick you up on a couple of points here.
First of all, fanfiction has ALWAYS been. There are ancient poems that have been discovered that are essentially Aias/Achilles fic. Here is the wikipedia article about the print history of it. It’s interesting to note that in that article it states that in early Star Trek fanfiction women played stronger roles. So writing common characters in well known universes is liberating to those who may not have the representation in media. Imagine that, if you can.
As a theater professional, I’ve seen some woeful production that are more disrespectful to the original than some threads are. People who write characters have the utmost respect for the source and the creator. How could one not admire the person who originally created something that you found resonant?
Second, storytelling is one of the bases of human existence. Language and the performing arts would not exist without it. There is an inherent need in us to tell stories, to listen to stories, to see them, to communicate and collaborate with others. We are blessed with imaginations, a terrible thing to waste.
Third, you patronizingly lecture me about disrespect and yet you found the time to send me this. You can create a blog for free. On that blog you are welcome to declare your opinions and post whatever you like.
Lastly, I am passionate about Tolkien’s works and have been probably since you were a wee, unimaginative child. Lord of the Rings changed my life when I was a teen. Since then I’ve read everything I could. So come back to me when you’ve read his more challenging pieces, like the Histories, The Silmarillion, and The Lost Tales. At which point we can discuss how my writing one of his characters in situations that do not show up in his books, notes, or drafts, is disrespectful.