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Fantastic Privileges

Fantasy has a privilege problem.

It’s a problem that has been cited time and time again, and it is no one specific privilege. It is multiple privileges – white, male, cis, heterosexual, able-bodied, mentally normative, colonial – working together that culminate in the result of mainstream fantasy media. 2,526 more words


Trailer Talk Tuesdays

Today is Tuesday which means today is everybody’s favourite holiday: Trailer Talk Tuesdays! So get out the decorations, put your feet up and muse over this week’s selection.

Joe Aldous

Why World War One Is at the heart of Lord of the Rings

It’s sixty years since the publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s first volume of The Lord of The Rings. Why was he so inspired by the Great War—and a group of schoolfriends? 105 more words

First World War

What we should read and why: The reason that I hate The Lord of the Rings

The Answer

What fiction should you read? Stuff that you enjoy reading.

Why should you read it? Because you enjoy it.

Taking Guidance

I talked in a different post about what the purpose of fiction was and whether authors and writers have a duty to convey messages and ideas in their writing – but I also tried to emphasise the fact that fiction, above all else, is there to be entertaining. 663 more words

Consuming Fiction

Tolkien's Tips For Writing Complex Heroes

Who’s the “hero” of The Lord of the Rings?

Is it Frodo? Aragorn? Gandalf? Even Sam?

You could make an argument for each of those characters, I think. 210 more words


Trailer for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'

‘From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. 40 more words


Warner Bros. UK is pleased to make available the brand new official teaser trailer for THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, in cinemas 12 December 2014. 226 more words

Trailer Time