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Bilbo Baggins, The Drug Lord of the Rings

last weekHumor / odd : Kottke.org

In a epic series of tweets, Matt Wallace reveals the secret truth behind the J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy: it’s a story about Middle Earth’s drug wars. Here it is, straight-up: The Hobbit economy makes no fucking sense...Show More Summary

J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter

Born in South Africa in January 1892, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was orphaned in childhood and brought up in near-poverty. He served in the first World War, surviving the Battle of the Somme, where he lost many of the closest friends he'd ever had. Show More Summary

Well Said: Tolkien and Democracy

I am not a "democrat," if only because "humility" and equality are spiritual principles corrupted by the attempt to mechanize and formalize them, with the result that we get not universal smallness and humility, but universal greatness and pride, till some Orc gets hold of a ring of power—and then we get and are getting slavery. J.R.R. Tolkien

How Long Did It Take To Write The World's Most Popular Books? [Infographic]

Did you know it took J.R.R Tolkien approximately 16 years to write some obscure trilogy of novels called The Lord of the Rings? Clocking in at over 500,000 words, that's no real surprise. But how long do you think it took to write some of the other popular books in human history? More »      

Wandering and ADHD

ADHD & Marriage News - September 6, 2017 Quote of the Week “Not all those who wander are lost.” - J.R. R. Tolkien Wandering and ADHD The ADHD mind wanders…a lot!  It comes upon something interesting and off it goes, exploring it!  And...Show More Summary

5 Unexpected Hobbies You Just Might Fall in Love With

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was a professor at Oxford first and a scholar second. The writing was his hobby. His scholarly work, A Middle English Vocabulary was more important than the “stuff” we know him for. We might not have had the pleasure but for the encouragement of his friend, C.S. Show More Summary

J.R.R. Tolkien reads from The Hobbit

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

In 1952, a friend of J.R.R. Tolkien showed him a tape recorder, which the author had never seen before. Delighted, Tolkien sat for his friend and read from The Hobbit for 30 minutes “in this one incredible take”. The audio is split between...Show More Summary

Cursed Child’s Anthony Boyle in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Biopic and the IARA Awards

Big news today for Anthony Boyle; the original  Scorpius Malfoy in Harry Potter and The Cursed Child!  He’s not only making the transfer from Cursed Child in London’s West End all the way across the pond to Broadway’s Lyric Theater, as covered here by Leaky, but he’ll be entering an entirely different sort of magical world. Boyle, who took home the Olivier...read more!

Tolkien's Plant Passion Moves Botanist To Create Guide To Middle Earth

Topic: Books NPR story - Tolkien's Plant Passion Moves Botanist To Create Guide To Middle Earth When most people read J.R.R. Tolkien, they get swept up in mythical worlds of hobbits and elves, harrowing journeys in fantastical landsShow More Summary

15 Fantastic J. R. R. Tolkien-isms to Live By

This weekend marks the 44th anniversary of author J. R. R. Tolkien’s passing. The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings creator was known for his prolific writings and for keeping copious notes, which he collected to create his fictional histories, languages, and essays. Although Tolkien’s work focuses on his many fantastical creatures and characters, some of […]

Now You Can Read A 100-Year-Old Elven Love Story By J.R.R. Tolkien

"Beren and Lúthien" is about a relationship between a man and an immortal elf.

Lily Collins Joins Nicholas Hoult in Tolkien Biopic

She'll play Edith Bratt, Tolkien's wife and muse for Elves The post Lily Collins Joins Nicholas Hoult in Tolkien Biopic appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

Fantasy maps deemed terrible, or fine, depending

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Maps of imaginary lands, as found illustrating the frontispieces of fantasy books since long before Tolkien, are usually so bad the only thing they chart is the ignorance and idiocy of the authors. As Alex Acks puts it, in the first a list of ten objections: ...terrible. Show More Summary

A midsummer tights dream pdf

Then Eärendil the Mariner, hawaiian shirts at the A midsummer tights dream pdf? Tolkien depicts a Middle, name” is the third type. Made war upon them, questa pagina è stata modificata per l’ultima volta l’8 mag 2017 alle 12:29. I used to say to the other snipes “Hello, This is simply a ruse to waste […]

“Breaking the Wheel” in Tolkien and Game of Thrones

One freezing Boxing Day, my kids and I watched the extended editions of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy in sequence, with bonus material (how the armor and swords were made, cast hijinks, CGI amazingness) added in as needed. Show More Summary

Middle-earth: Shadow of War bundle for Xbox One S coming Oct. 10

If you're not interested in the upcoming Xbox One X, Microsoft has an Xbox One S bundle you might be more interested in. Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an upcoming action-adventure game set in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings universe. Show More Summary

"The Lord of the Rings" Films Refute Tolkien's Anti-Modernity

"He disliked the modern world." So said Christopher Tolkien about his father. Tolkien's disgust with the modern world began in his childhood. From the age of 4 to 8 (1896 to 1900), Tolkien lived with his widowed mother in the hamlet of Sarehole, a mile south of Birmingham, England. Show More Summary

Shadow of War Trailer Shows Off Bloody, Vengeful Terror Tribe Orcs

The orcs have always been bad guys in Tolkien lore. But Middle-earth: Shadow of War is looking to up the ante a bit with the introduction of a new group, the Terror tribe, which pretty much does what its name suggests. Fear and blood are its trademark. A new trailer showcases the group, revealing that orcs now run in tribes. Show More Summary

New Tolkien-Themed Botany Book Describes the Plants of Middle-Earth

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

Many of the plants described in Walter Judd's Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien's Legendarium are either real or based on actual species.

The Wonderfully Crazy Theory That Explains Why A Giant Spider Is A Sexy Lady In The New Lord Of The Rings Game

Middle-Earth. Shadow of War, the latest video game set in the world of Lord of the Rings, looks like some crazy Tolkien fanfiction. Its most recent trailer went even wilder, and introduced us to, among other things, the giant spider Shelob... in the form of human woman. How? Why? The team behind the game has a reason, and it's a weird one. More »      

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