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Doctor Who Returns This August!

The Doctor is coming back to BBC this August! If you like potential spoilers, check out this site. In the meantime, get ready for the return of the TARDIS and Peter Capaldi’s first full episode as the Twelfth Doctor! About Reporter Michelle Lawhorn: Michelle, a.k.a. Stormraven, is what can only be described as an eclectic nerd. Her interests and expertise ...

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Tolkien’s Beowulf: A look into "The Monsters and the Critics"

Today’s release of Tolkien’s Beowulf: Translation and Commentary not only offers us a glimpse into Tolkien’s early endeavors in translating the epic poem, but also publishes for the first time his own Beowulf-inspired short story Sellic Spell. Not included in this work, however, is his excellent and game-changing lecture, “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics”. Originally delivered in 1936 and published ...

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Look at Matt Smith's Muscles!

  After appearing in many heart-melting memes across the internet (and other various small films like The Notebook), Ryan Gosling is making his directorial debut with Lost River.  Gosling hired ex-Doctor Matt Smith to play a bully named “Bully” (a real stretch there, yes?) who rides around the neighborhood with a bullhorn and upholstered chair yelling, “Welcome to Bully Town”. This all ...

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Star Wars: J.J. Abrams' "Force for Change" and CONTEST

The official Star Wars site just released a special message for episode 7 director, J.J. Abrams where he talk about how YOU can be in the next Star Wars film! The promo was created for a good cause in support of UNICEF Innovation Labs and Programs To support the launch of Star Wars: Force for Change, Disney has committed $1 ...

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Fantasy and Sci Fi Titles Hitting Bookshelves This Week

In addition to this week seeing the highly anticipated release of Tolkien’s Beowulf  (still jumping up and down over the fact this is getting published, btw), this week also brings a slew of new fantasy books. Published this Tuesday are several continuations of series, like the next novel of L.E. Modesitt Jr’s bestselling and long running fantasy series, the Saga ...

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Shadows on the River

Shadows on the River by John Evans Shadows on the river, Pass before my eyes, Like visions of tomorrow, Few men realize. Shadows on the river, Drift on slowly by, Like the words of an old man, As the day begins to die. Shadows on the river, Recede into the haze, Like captions on a billboard, Trapped in some urban ...

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A Song of Ice and Fire: Pre-Raphaelite Style

A Song of Ice and Fire Pre-Raphaelite Style by Joe Gilronan There are some truly stunning pieces of art connected to the George RR Martin novels, the following link being a prime example. George RR Martin: However, there are alternatives? With a few tweaks and a little imagination I have always thought that the art of the Pre-Raphaelites makes for ...

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Vikings: A Clive Standen Q&A

Clive Standen who plays Rollo in Vikings took part in an online Q&A. The Q&A was planned to coincide with the airing of the first season and second episode in the UK. I was able to ask him a few questions which he did answer! He did gave me some information to look up and now I know even more ...

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Bifur's Raspberry Jam and Apple-Tart: A Hobbit Themed Dessert

Bifur’s Raspberry Jam and Apple-Tart: A Hobbit Themed Dessert by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Well, Gandalf finally arrives and calls the Dwarf invasion of Bag-End “Quite a merry gathering!” I’m sure the annoyed Bilbo would disagree with Gandalf’s assessment. The serious ordering of foodstuffs and beverages begins. Bofur orders “mince-pies and cheese” and I will refer you to one of my ...

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