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something Tookish: A Hobbit Experience Pt 1

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”

Thursday night I finished reading The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. It’s a book that I’ve had for awhile now, but school was eating up all my time until last week when I picked it up and finished it. 991 more words

Creative Writing

Underneath the Underneath

As an avid reader I am proud to say that I have chewed my way through a decent amount of books in my time. I’ve been a writer for just as long as I’ve been able to read and I’ve always been taught that the way to improve your writing is by reading as much as possible. 367 more words


Adaptation Awesomeness: The Lord of the Rings

Part of what makes the Hobbit movies so hard to watch is remembering the greatness that came before them. The LOTR movies are not perfect adaptations by any means, but they’re about as epic as a movie can get. 1,091 more words

Monthly Fandom

Pre-Owned and Pre-Loved

When I know I’m going to have an extra trying day, I like to wear my Nana’s wedding necklace. A simple crystal ball with a band of diamond chips, there’s nothing flashy or extraordinary about it. 404 more words


5 Best Fiction Authors to Learn From

Many, many authors give writing advice. Some useful, and some not quite so. It’s difficult to figure out what advice you should follow and what you shouldn’t, as some might suit your style and some won’t. 939 more words


The Coming of Dwarves, the Misty Mountains, and Moria

Since we’ve entered another (short) montage moment, where the Fellowship is making good time through the Mines of Moria, I thought it would be fun to take a look at Moria itself. 1,215 more words

The Perfect Plant Name (for a Tolkien-Loving Nerd)

As I have mentioned before, I’m a second generation Tolkien fan. When I’m with my mother — the instigator of my interest — we truly are a dangerous pair. 211 more words