David of The Warden’s Walk’s Experience – Tolkien Experience (112) David of The Warden’s Walk’s Experience – Tolkien Experience (112) — Read on luke-shelton.com/2020/06/30/david-of-the-wardens-walks-experience-tolkien-experience-112/ It was a delight to participate in The Tolkien Experience!
“Tolkien” is sincere, good-hearted, and often beautiful, though it sometimes stumbles and loses sight of the real man at its heart.
My review of the J.R.R. Tolkien biopic, Tolkien, is in progress. There has been a lot of great discussion about it across various forums, and I hope I won’t be too late to engage some of my readers in discussion about it here. However, I’ve noticed a trend of responses among some Tolkien fans thatContinue reading “Stop dismissing the Tolkien biopic”
Hail and well-met! Forgive me for not mentioning this a few months ago, but Dr. Corey Olsen — a.k.a. The Tolkien Professor of so many incredible podcast episodes — has been running a free weekly online seminar going through The Lord of the Rings chapter-by-chapter. Every Tuesday at 9:30PM EDT. He broadcasts live on Twitch,Continue reading “Exploring Middle-Earth every week with the Tolkien Professor”
In a wood filled with a cloud of white flowers, a soldier walked in the spring of 1917 with his wife, and she sang and danced for him. To that battle-worn lieutenant, J R R Tolkien, Edith’s dance was an unforgettable glimpse of unearthly joy in the midst of sorrow and horror. It inspired theContinue reading “Beren and Lúthien, a centenary publication — John Garth”
It seems fitting that I finally posted my post of the first Hobbit movie on the Professor’s birthday. According to my calculations, this is his one hundred and twenty-fourth birthday. And still timeless in our minds and hearts. If you catch this post tonight, pop on over to the Live Birthday Toast Celebration hosted byContinue reading “A Birthday Toast for Tolkien!”
Since finishing The Hobbit, I’ve been re-reading The Lord of the Rings. I finished Fellowship a month or so ago, and am now well into The Two Towers. It’s a lovely, enlightening read. It’s been at least a decade since I’ve read this book — most of my Tolkien-reading being spent among The Silmarillion and its spinoffContinue reading “Song of the Entwives, by J.R.R. Tolkien”
As you all should know and be unbelievably excited about, the first installment of The Hobbit trilogy directed by Peter Jackson will be released in U.S. theaters December 14 of this year. Mild Tolkien purist and sometimes übergeek that I am, I like to be up on my Tolkien source material whenever an adaptation comesContinue reading “Hobbit Read-Along Brainstorm”
Topic: Which is the best story setting? Arda. In layman’s terms, Middle-earth. [Middle-earth technically refers just to one half of a continent in which most of Tolkien’s stories take place, but the term for his entire invented world is Arda.] I am tempted to leave it at that. It’s obvious, sure. It’s unsurprising. But it’sContinue reading “Book Meme 2012: Week 8 – Best Fictional Story Setting”
Usually we think of the other men in Middle Earth — the Haradrim, the Easterlings, the Southrons, the Wild Men — as being decidedly evil to their core. But in this passage from The Two Towers, Sam’s empathy gives us a different look into who they are.