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Feminine Leadership in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings

Some of Tolkien’s critics have chided him for having “conventional” females in his trilogy. For example, “Why aren’t there more females in Middle Earth?” or “Why are all of the women so virginal and viewed through a soft, fuzzy lens?” First off, we must remember that Tolkien was a student of early literature, literature which reflects women as more “conventional”. ...

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Middle-Earth Menu: “Belladonna Took’s Lovely Lemon Cake”

“Belladonna Took’s Lovely Lemon Cake” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar We’re going to skip over Bombur’s two requests for the moment and honor the dwarves who are asking for “more cakes—and ale—and coffee, if you don’t mind.” In my original cookbook, I envisioned this lovely lemon cake as a recipe handed down from Bilbo‘s mother, hence the name. I have pictured ...

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ARTHUR & MERLIN film releasing NEXT week on Legendarium!

UPDATE (April 17th, 2015) – Movieworks has decided to delay the film’s release until next week to make sure that all of the affiliate releasing partners in the U.S. and U.K. are able to release simultaneously. Sorry for the delay! Legendarium Media is excited to announce a new partnership with Sheffield-based independent production company, Movieworks, for the innovative release of ...

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Middle-Earth Menu: Ori’s Cinnamon Sticks

You might remember that Balin was featured in my last post. Balin was a kind dwarf who became rather friendly with Bilbo Baggins. He wore a scarlet hood and played a large viol. Relatively long-lived, he knew both Thrain and Thorin; eventually he settled in Khazad-dum where he became king. Unfortunately, he was killed by Orcs there—the Fellowship sees his ...

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“At The Tobacconist’s” – J.R.R. Tolkien Audio Recording 1929

There has been quite a bit of hullabaloo in recent years about ‘lost Tolkien recordings’, but there is a recording of J.R.R. Tolkien that is now readily available that many fans are not aware of. In 1929, Professor J.R.R. Tolkien and A. Lloyd M.A. lent their voice talents to an audio recording entitled, “English Conversation: At the Tobacconist’s” The recording ...

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When Movie Adaptations Miss the Point: Lord of the Rings Edition

In many film adaptations- most particularly in those with Christian themes or subtext- it is very common these days to diverge from the original intent, plot-line, or characterization of the source material. Often, it is for the purpose of cramming some new tension, conflict, or action sequence to ‘spice up’ the work. (Logic would dictate that, if it is popular ...

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Tolkien Reading Day 2015: Middle-Earth Inspired Art by Joe Gilronan

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit” – J.R.R Tolkien. The 10 words that for me started a love affair with the writings of Tolkien and in particular Middle Earth, 10 words that have shaped my art. In A Hole In The Ground On this most auspicious of days I find myself revisiting the writings of J.R.R ...

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WIN a Digital Copy of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies!

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The Framerunners: Journey into Fantasy and Sci-Fi

The Framerunners by guest writer, Jef Murray Press Release 2/20/2015 “Since the earliest of times, even from the dawn of man, when mystics first painted images on the walls of the caves at Lascaux and Altamira, there have been rumors: rumors that worlds drawn in pigment and charcoal exist not only in the minds of the artists who created them, ...

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Baldor the Hapless: Epic Fail in The Lord of the Rings

Over the last year I’ve been reading The Lord of the Rings out loud to my son, and it’s been wonderful to re-experience Tolkien and Middle-earth through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy. The other night we came to the chapter The Passing of the Grey Company where Aragorn and his companions enter the Haunted Mountain and find the mysterious ...

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