Discovering Middle-earth: Part I

The long”-ish” tale of how I began to admire and enjoy Tolkien

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– It all begins with me and a particular dislike …

I’ll be outright and honest – I shunned fantasy. The very idea of fake prosthetic costumes glaring at defenceless mortal beings in some wacky skirmish (encompassed within even more phony sets) made me feel both uneasy and simply appalled.

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