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Monthly Short Story Winner: Fanfic

Monthly Short Story Winner: Fanfic 

This is the fourth year we’ve done a fanfic month. We didn’t want it to get boring so we’ve tried to change it up each year. The first year you could write whatever you wanted. The second year we limited the books you could choose from. The third you had to stage a fight between […]

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Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost – What Does It Mean?

Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost – What Does It Mean? 

When Lord of the Rings enthusiasts are not burning wedding bands in fiery pits in their backyard—checking for Black Speech inscriptions—they are frequently found uttering the clever sayings of their favorite fantasy author. Who can blame them? Tolkien, a philologist by trade, is known for many wondrous, existential musings. Yet one proverb is clearly quoted […]

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The Ciftci Case: Is Gollum Good or Evil?

The Ciftci Case: Is Gollum Good or Evil? 

Almost 80 years after Gollum appeared in The Hobbit, and 60 years after Frodo first suggests that it may have been better if Bilbo had killed Gollum when he first had the chance, the question is once again rising in a Turkish court – is Gollum good or evil? If you aren’t familiar with the […]

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor – Video Game Review

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor – Video Game Review 

Author’s Note: This review is spoiler free! Licensed video games do not have the best of reputations. E.T., for the Atari 2600, is considered one of the worst games ever made. The recent Legend of Korra game has been widely panned. Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi? Well, the less said about that train wreck, […]

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The Tolkien Archives at Marquette: A Glimpse At His Original Manuscripts

The Tolkien Archives at Marquette: A Glimpse At His Original Manuscripts 

Through a stroke of luck and the foresight of their one-time curator, the Marquette University libraries house the original manuscripts for J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. We’re talking original type-written and hand-written items, donated by Tolkien himself (and some later items donated by his son, Christopher Tolkien). I’m lucky enough […]

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Did Shakespeare invent Gollum?

Did Shakespeare invent Gollum? 

Was Gollum inspired by one of Shakespeare’s villains? Martin Freeman, star of The Hobbit, thinks it’s a distinct possibility. In an Interview with The Telegraph, where he is explaining how he sees and will play the character of Richard III, in the famous play of the same name, Freeman explains that: “I’ve just been rehearsing […]

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The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
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If you’re interested in the history of Middle-Earth then The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien will surprise and delight you. Not every reader of The Lord of the Rings will love The Silmarillion, but far too few have tried this epic of epics. If you devoured the Appendices in The Return of the King, such as […]

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New Middle Earth Game – Not LOTR/Hobbit

New Middle Earth Game – Not LOTR/Hobbit 

We recently shared the exciting news that there is a Game of Thrones game in development that would offer gamers to explore further into Westeros through the medium of an original story at least a couple of steps back from that of the books. Well, it seems that Middle Earth is set to get the […]

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