I confess that I am somewhat of a keen gamer. Not that I’m your typical expert, but I do my best to keep up with the latest releases (just reading about them rather than playing them, unfortunately).
However, I wanted to dedicate a quick post to two games based on The Lord of the Rings trilogy that have remained a personal classic.
No LOTRO here or the brand new Shadow of Mordor … I’m talking about The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (video game) and The Battle for Middle-earth II. Continue reading “Remembering Middle-earth Video Games”
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)”
Wondering through the enchanted paths of Middle-earth and the lands of Faërie …
Tales from the Perilous Realm is a collection of four independent works written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Whilst exploring Tolkien’s style of writing in different lands other than those of Middle-earth, it is interesting to see how these short works inspired or, in turn, were influenced by the author’s more famous works.
The following post shall briefly tackle each major work; outlining the general storyline/content and providing some reflections on each of them and their context within Tolkien’s other work.
Continue reading “Approaching Tolkien: Tales from the Perilous Realm”
I’ve been writing on this blog for a while now, blabbing and rambling about everything Tolkien and anything that comes close in connection.
But now I’m wondering whether you’re like me … Is anyone else (dare I use the word) “obsessive” about Tolkien?
Do you find yourself (on a daily basis) thinking of particular quotes, pieces of dialogue from the films, a visual image of Middle-earth, singing a snippet of a song … ?
Continue reading “Is it just me … or are you like me? Speak Out!”