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A Crack on the Back Says We're Gonna Fight

Here’s a fun little fact – I’ve never seen any of the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings cartoons. I know that I should remedy this, and maybe someday I will. 11 more words

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Kill the Orcs, Slay the Orcs, Destroy the Orcs

Since it’s Orc Week, I thought I’d throw in a couple of extra posts. I’m sure some of you have seen this before, but the band 3 Inches of Blood have a song called ‘Destroy the Orcs.’ Enjoy! 101 more words

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Welcome to Orc Week!

I’m going to kick off Orc Week a day early to give a sort of introduction for what’s to come. Mostly, I’d like to take a look at when and how Tolkien first wrote about the Orcs, how they changed through the decades, and what they mean to us. 136 more words

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Some Toast for Tolkien's Birthday

According to some tradition or another, we’re supposed to toast Professor Tolkien at 9pm on January 3rd, his birthday.

Instead, at 9am, I made a bit of peanut butter toast and a passion fruit & pomegranate Italian soda (teetotaler that I am), toasting in two different and practical ways our most esteemed professor, J.R.R. 27 more words

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Poor timing!

So because I have rotten timing when I started this,I figure I should give a heads up. This weekend I won’t have much time to really fill out the site just yet and normally I’m gonna try for posting on Tuesdays if I can, either way, right now I’m planning on just one a week. 13 more words

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Welcome to my Second Life

I’ve spent a lot of time in Second Life, about six years give or take, but I decided it was finally time to leave, the magic had worn off…yeah right, that didn’t last long at all. 153 more words

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