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Issue 10, Creative Non-fiction: Hobbit-sized hero

by Merryana Salem

The Measure Of A Hero Is Sometimes Hobbit-sized.

In a world inundated with flawed angst ridden Captain America, Supermans and Professor Xaviers, it can be tough to find an actual everyday hero. 1,456 more words

Creative Non-fiction

The Enigma of Tom Bombadil

I don’t know about you, but I like a little mystery mixed in with my fantasy. And this is what J.R.R. Tolkien provided when he plugged the character of Tom Bombadil into… 337 more words

Fantasy Criticism

Mushrooms! Mushrooms!! Mushrooms!!!

Over the last week these two mushrooms sprouted up in our backyard. Many other little mushrooms appear here & there, but these two are gigantic at 8-inches high (& counting.) Each day they seem to grow a little bigger. 536 more words


Language notes /// On Fëanor.

The matter of Elvish names is one of the most interesting ones in Tolkien’s Legendarium. The way of Elves’ giving names to their children presents a very thought-out system showing the depth of Elvish culture, the importance of family values to them and their skill in giving the names that capture the inner nature of a person.  562 more words

J. R. R. Tolkien

New Tolkien Book

J.R.R. Tolkien was the brilliant creator of Middle Earth, and the Lord of the Rings fandom has never diminished. While Tolkien passed away in 1973, quite a few of his stories have been edited and published by his son Christopher Tolkien. 170 more words


"You've Got a Friend in Me(?)": Thoughts on "The Art of Being Together: Shakespeare and Friendship"

This week I had the opportunity to attend the workshop “The Art of Being Together: Shakespeare and Friendship” led by Prof. Goran Stanivukovi of Saint Mary’s University Canada. 937 more words

Drama & Theatre

Review: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Published by: HarperCollins
Genres: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Pages: 351
Date Read: 20/10/2016

The classic bestseller behind this year’s biggest movie, this film tie-in edition features the complete story of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in Middle-earth as shown in the film trilogy, with a striking cover image from Peter Jackson’s film adaptation and drawings and maps by J.R.R.

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