Tag Archives: The Lord of the Rings

A Farewell to Middle-earth ( on film) #OneLastTime

We come at last to the passing of an age. December 2014 will mark the end of Middle-earth on film with the release of the final Hobbit movie. It is a bitter sweet moment for many fans, regardless of how … Continue reading

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Nerdy Little Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

Looking at my previous Valentines related posts, some may be inclined to believing that I am bitter, jaded and cynical about Valentine’s Day. This is not the case. I do appreciate getting a card or two. Plus my mother has … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Blog Series: A Celebration of The Hobbit: Part Six: Bilbo Baggins

It has often been said that in writing fiction it is important to hook your reader in with a memorable first line. Just consider a few for a moment: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Blog Series: A Celebration of The Hobbit: Part Four: Thorin and Company

Dwarves have been a staple of mythic fantasies since the ancient Norse sagas. In those most ancient of stories they were blacksmiths and miners, and in fact were responsible for forging many of the weapons of the gods, including the … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Blog Series: A Celebration of The Hobbit: Part Three: Galadriel

Many fans were surprised to learn that actress Cate Blanchett would be reprising her roll as the elf queen Galadriel in Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of The Hobbit. It is common knowledge, at least to fans of the book, that she does … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Blog Series: A Celebration of The Hobbit: Part Two: Elrond

Typically when we think of Elves, we think of rather whimsical, diminutive figures, usually looking something like a lawn gnome, or singer-song-writer Paul Williams. If we don’t think of them as looking like something silly, we may think of the … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Blog Series: A Celebration of The Hobbit: Part One: Gandalf

It goes without saying that in among the ingredients for a great a great fantasy story includes the presence of magic. It gives the story a sense of wonder and mystery, and tells the reader that some things just can’t … Continue reading

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