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Food and Cheer Over Hoarded Gold

I saw two old animated specials last night that were quite different, although I guess you could say that Garfield and Bilbo Baggins both have a similar desire for food and comfort. Garfield: His 9 Lives – This 1988 special, … Continue reading

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Mything the War

Unfinished Tales, by J.R.R. Tolkien – Some friends of mine were getting rid of a copy of this, and I’d never read it, so I’m now its owner. This 1988 edition of a book originally published in 1980 collects various … Continue reading

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The Bard Is the Word

While I’ve addressed Norse mythology quite a bit, I haven’t yet looked into the great epic of specifically Finnish mythology, the Kalevala. Elias Lönnrot, a nineteenth-century physician and linguist, compiled ancient myths into a single long poem detailing everything from … Continue reading

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Ban the Bombadil

Tom Bombadil was left out of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Fellowship of the Ring because, well, the movie was long enough as it was, and he wasn’t that important to the story. He stuck with me, however, as he’s … Continue reading

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Looking Out Across Our Lego Land

The Lego Movie – There really seems to be a trend in the past few years to make Lego everything. The Simpsons recently did a Lego-themed episode, and there are all kinds of video games like Lego Star Wars. I … Continue reading

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Whether Balrogs Have Wings

I thought the Balrogs from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien might be an interesting subject for a post, and I actually found out something kind of amusing when looking up the topic. People who have read or seen the movies … Continue reading

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Post No Bilbo

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Unexpected? We’ve seen expecting this for years! Anyway, I finally saw this movie last night, and I thought it was really good overall. It looked excellent and pulled me into its world, which for … Continue reading

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