Your Quick Guide To Dragons in Middle-earth (and how to tackle one)

For DummiesIntroduction

Following the sudden increase of interest in anything related to these creatures, I thought it would be good to provide you with the essential ingredients that make up a dragon within Tolkien’s own fantasy world.

This “Guide” is meant to present a clear description of what constitutes a dragon in Middle-earth, whilst at the same time providing a “how-to” list on avoiding being burnt to a crisp by one of these creatures – given by Tolkien himself …
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The Men of the Sea: Part I

The first of an article in two parts I had written a while back …

The Númenórean fleet and the voyages throughout Arda

1.0 Introduction

The Númenóreans were, without any doubt, not only the greatest mortal beings, but also the finest mariners in the Second Age. Their skills in the building of ships and Seatheir voyages across the vast seas of the world were unsurpassed by any other race. This article will give a glimpse into the workings of their fleet and how it was organized. Also, it will look into the innumerable navigations that the men of Númenor undertook throughout the wide oceans. I shall be looking mainly at a span of 1523 years: from the first Númenórean ships to arrive in Middle-Earth, until the death of Tar-Minastir, when they began “failing” as a race.
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My Tolkien Collection: An Introduction

– Nothing to show off, just ‘displaying’ …

At this stage in the blog, with Tolkien Week fast approaching, and after writing (and blabbing to myself) about the books, analyzing images and films  and retelling my discovery of such a hobby, I thought it the right time for me to guide you through my personal Tolkien-centric collection. Continue reading “My Tolkien Collection: An Introduction”

PJ and ‘The Silmarillion’ (video)

– A quick sidestepping post

I should have continued with the Character Profiles series, and I will. However, I just wanted to post a link to a video I’ve recently made regarding the whole Peter Jackson/Silmarillion movie issue.

I’ll be outright and state that I’m not in favour or against the issue. The video is basically an edit of two or three interviews (plus footage) found in various behind the scenes features for both ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’.

I have tried to understand how Peter Jackson’s directing lifestyle has changed and evolved to ever bigger projects, despite his misgivings on the said matter a few years prior.
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