Impressed by the sheer amount of comments and personal theories in reply to this post (Ungoliant: a Fragment of Melkor’s Discord?), instead of commenting back to each and every one of you, I’ve decided to post your feedback here and discuss them one by one: constructing a follow-up article with a collection of your ideas on the subject.
Hopefully, this will create further discussion… Continue reading “‘Ungoliant’ Post: Follow-up”
*Warning! It gets as confusing as reading The Silmarillion in Khuzdul for the very first time … you have been warned!*
A question often arises within the first few chapters of reading The Silmarillion.
After the initial pages, readers get acquainted with Ilúvatar and the Ainur: the divisions between Valar and Maiar, and their entry into the physical world.
Then this being comes along by the name of Ungoliant – assuming the shape of a giant spider who aides the Vala Melkor, and drains the light from the Two Trees of Valinor.
Continue reading “Ungoliant: A Fragment of Melkor’s Discord?”
Those following me on Twitter, some of you may have noticed that recently, I have been tweeting images with the MiddleEarthIsReal hashtag.
The idea behind this was to capture every day moments and physical aspects of life, that somehow remind me of Middle-earth (whether it’s a reference to a quote or passage from the books, or a visual familiarity to the films).
Continue reading “#MiddleEarthIsReal”
What’s all this buzz about a recording Tolkien made which has resurfaced all of a sudden?
(… and just in time for the new book launch, here)
Continue reading “A New Tolkien Discovery?”
That’s right folks.
Today the much-anticipated new book by Tolkien is now available 😀 Continue reading “New Tolkien book now available!”
Let’s talk about something pretty crazy within the Middle-earth legendarium, but intriguing nonetheless …
I’d just like to state that this is mere conjecture. It’s simply an idea … (and most likely, a preposterous one).
It may appeal to others though …
So I’m just going to throw this out there and hope others have thought about this, even for just a slight moment … Continue reading “The 10th Nazgûl?”
Tolkienist = an individual who studies, and is a fan of the works of J.R.R Tolkien
Ringer = an ardent reader of The Lord of the Rings – but more specifically, a fan of the films
… Continue reading “Are you … a Tolkienist or a Ringer?”
Well what can I say? I’ve thanked all of you kind people when I reached the 200+ mark (just over 3 months ago). But it seems I can’t thank you enough (so clichéd, I know).
But truth be told, I’m very grateful for all your support – no matter how little it is. Continue reading “We have reached 500+ followers! (…’Thank You’ poem attached)”
I’m excited to announce one of my first contributions to Middle-earth News 🙂
You may (or may not) have realized that recently I have been humbled by an offer to become one of their contributors. Continue reading “A Special Contribution …”
A Tolkienist’s Perspective, is pleased to announce the launch of its new channel on YouTube.
We have come a long way since it’s creation and it is high time to expand to further the scope of this blog – sharing our love for Tolkien’s works. Continue reading “Launching new YouTube Channel!”