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Galadriel in Lothlorien with Nenya, Ring of Water
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6 days ago by noahsussman
How I Defeated the Tolkien Estate
This is getting one of my Hugo nomination votes.
tolkien  sf 
8 days ago by nwlinks
Collections: The Siege of Gondor, Part I: Professionals Talk Logistics – A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry
This is the first part of a six-part (II, III, IV, V, VI) series I expect to roll out taking a historian’s look at the Siege of Gondor in Peter Jackson’s Return of the King.  We’re going to discuss how historically plausible the sequence of events is and, in the process, talk a fair bit…
tolkien  analysis  military 
8 days ago by mediapathic
Collections: The Siege of Gondor, Part II: These Beacons are Liiiiiiit – A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry
Article about the siege of Gondor in Tolkien’s life of the rings has 6 parts. Scroll down to the comments and look for the pingbacks
tolkien  gondor  rings  lord 
11 days ago by fabianmoronzirfas
Conlangers invent languages for science, pleasure—and the occasional hoax.
On invented languages, and their use in linguistic research into dead languages as well as fundamental aspects of language; implications for the idea of universal grammar.
linguistics  language  grammar  noam_chomsky  tolkien  science_fiction 
12 days ago by johnmfrench
J.R.R. Tolkien reads from The Hobbit
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”.
Pocket  tolkien 
13 days ago by neverminding
Under Mountains, Under Stars - Muccamukk - The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien [Archive of Our Own]
"But...," Gimli started, but realised that bringing up the only Elf wedding he had attended would not signify. The Lady Arwen had married into the world of Men, and been coronated Queen of Gondor and Arnor besides. It meant nothing to the customs of Elves. "Joining hands and promising a life together," he said. "By the customs of your people, we have been in a state of matrimony these seventeen years gone!"

"Clearly," Legolas said. His back was rigid now, and his gaze fixed at a point on the horizon. "Did you not consider us thus?"
Fic  Tolkien  1-5000  established  Legolas/Gimli 
17 days ago by rain206

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