Frodo vs Everyone & the Ring

In my house, there’s an old argument that surfaces every once in a while–can Superman actually be defeated? Usually, it comes down to a “well if xyz happens, and the circumstances are right, and this particular villain is involved, probably” kind of answer, and while that’s all well and good, I like more substantial answers.…

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Review: Beowulf (Tolkien)

Previously on An Adventure in Tolkien: FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS UNHOLY, why can’t we write 10k word query letters anymore? It seems almost tradition now to quote Christopher Tolkien’s introduction in my introduction to a JRR book, and we’re not about to break tradition now because the introduction for JRR’s translation of…

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TTT: Interesting Facts About Tolkien

This is a bittersweet farewell, my friends, and it seemed only fitting that our last Top 10 for this themed celebratory birthday month be all about the man himself, Tolkien. Previous topics include: characters, moments, and why I love the race of Men, all of which are linked. For now, let’s find out just why…

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Morgoth & Sauron

Alright, you’ve got a solid grasp of the elves of Middle Earth now. You know all about The Silmarillion. But now, it’s time to find out about Sauron’s mentor and just how gay this all is. Look, I’ve been trying super hard to make this month’s discussion posts academic (sort of) and less flying by the seat…

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