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There and Back Again

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – This was Peter Jackson’s final foray into Middle-Earth, at least until he can get permission to film any of the various scraps of J.R.R. Tolkien’s notes that his son Christopher found … Continue reading

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Allegory Infested Waters

J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography, by Humphrey Carpenter – I’ve had this book for years now, having received it as a Christmas present from my aunt when I was around ten or eleven. While I recall skimming thorough it a few … 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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Baggins of Fun

Today is Bilbo and Frodo Baggins’ birthday, although I don’t think they’re still alive to enjoy it. Even though they sailed off to the Undying Lands, mortal beings who reach there remain mortal. How long they live is unknown, though. … Continue reading

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Creatures of Hobbit

I just finished re-reading The Hobbit in preparation for the upcoming movie. For anyone curious, it was the annotated edition with notes by Douglas Anderson. Honestly, I think the annotations are a bit sparse. It took me a while to … Continue reading

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Talismans and Trinkets

I suppose it’s a blight on my record as a nerd that I’ve never played Dungeons & Dragons. I have, however, seen enough about it to know some of what’s in it, and the magical items interest me. While I … Continue reading

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