Raising the Shire
They are (or were) a little people, about half our height […] have long clever brown fingers, good-natured faces, and laugh deep fruity laughs
– The Hobbit, ‘An Unexpected Party’, Chapter I
Ranks of skilled archers cleverly readying their bows. Organized groups of infantrymen waiting for the signal to attack. One word and any intruders will find themselves facing serious consequences.
It is hard to conjure up the imagery of an army within the Shire, based on the rather rustic and easy-going characteristics of the above quote.
Continue reading “The Shire’s Military Structure?” →
– You’ve probably heard it in passing, like a glimmer of hope beyond reach. You may have craved for it, but were left empty-handed. Continue reading “The Middle-earth Box Set: Ultimate Edition *speculations*” →
The Fellowship of the Ring – the first title of the epic story, The Lord of the Rings – was unleashed on the world way back on 29th July, 1954.
Continue reading “The Fellowship of the Ring celebrates 60 years!” →
If you thought Tom Bombadil was a tough character to crack, wait until we try to understand the equally-cryptic Goldberry.
Continue reading “Riddles, Rhymes and Lilies: The Mystery of Tom Bombadil (Part V)” →
Here’s Part IV of the Tom Bombadil article. Please bear with me – it’ll soon be concluded 😉
(Here are Part I, Part II and Part III for those who haven’t been through them yet)
Continue reading “Riddles, Rhymes and Lilies: The Mystery of Tom Bombadil (Part IV)” →
Having posted Part I and Part II, here continues the rest of the analysis.
To be honest, I never realized it was going to be so extensive!
Expect a conclusion round about the 5th Part … woohoo 🙂
*** Continue reading “Riddles, Rhymes and Lilies: The Mystery of Tom Bombadil (Part III)” →
If you’ve been through Part I and weren’t daunted or put off by the arguments there, here follows Part II of the article for your reading pleasure 🙂
*** Continue reading “Riddles, Rhymes and Lilies: The Mystery of Tom Bombadil (Part II)” →
“Who is Tom Bombadil?”, perhaps this question has been asked to death for years by Tolkien fans – and no matter how detailed and complex the answer is, there’s still no definite conclusion. Continue reading “Riddles, Rhymes and Lilies: The Mystery of Tom Bombadil (Part I)” →
Questioning the time span between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
Ever since the release of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (and now, The Hobbit), film fans have been confusing the timeline difference between the two stories. It is often stated in articles, reviews, news items and in general discussions, that the story of The Hobbit takes place 60 years before the events in The Lord of the Rings.
Now, if you are a fan like me, you perhaps know that this isn’t exactly true.
But at the same time, it is.
Confusing? Let me explain …
Continue reading “Is 60 the new 77?” →