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The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Blogs

Or thereabouts. A very serious sounding business, isn’t it?

Well, we have fewer enemies and more allies than Peter Jackson’s crowd. We also have fewer extras and less CGI–though some of us may CGI a little for dates on the weekend. 585 more words

C.S. Lewis

Inkling 1.1

explored in the early hours of 12.17.14

inkling here meaning a slight knowledge or suspicion of mine

usually explored through long prose or rants, whichever is more suitable…

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Very Merry Unspoilers: Unfinished Hobbit Business

Today and the rest of this week I am participating in The Battle of the Five Blogs about the new Hobbit movie. It’s not really a battle, of course: merely a chance to share ideas in a kind of Round Robin of blogging. 1,402 more words

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit: Myth Becomes Mess

My review of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has been published on Christianity Today Movies. You can read it here. In it, I talk about moral ambiguity, myth dwindling to fact, and the unfinished parts of the storyline. 81 more words

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Inklings: Their Lives, Loves, and Literature

Are you getting ready to watch the upcoming Hobbit film? If so, considering learning a bit more about the lives of the Inklings — Tolkien, Lewis, and Williams — before immersing yourself in the so-called “Defining Moment of the Middle-earth Legend.” Here’s my conversation with Ed Powell at Mythgard. Enjoy!

J.R.R. Tolkien

NBC's Peter Pan--Live but not Alive

NBC’s Peter Pan Live was certainly filmed live, but whether there was any spark of life to it is debatable. Critics were hoping the production would be one big hate-watch snarkfest in the tradition of last year’s The Sound of Music Live!, and but while NBC’s Peter had its issues, the show wasn’t substantial enough to evoke such strong opinions as much as a general sense of confusion. 550 more words

Kids Books-general

What Makes a Memorable Story?

What makes a story memorable? For me, it depends what type of story it is. If it’s a personal story, I need to have some connection to the storyteller or to the subject matter. 326 more words

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