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Doughnuts, Roller Derby, the Valaquenta and Pizza (Again)

What a very productive week I didn’t have! Though it’s over now, I was fairly consumed with writers block. While I could still jot down 1,000 or so words each day about the Civil War, I couldn’t gather the gumption to start up the Valaquenta. 471 more words

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Hearts, Worries, More Pizza, and a Good Bad Movie (Saturday Simmerings)

Like any halfway adept blogger, I don’t write each post on the fly and then simply push “Publish” when I’m finished. I research and write the post, let it simmer for a bit, revise and edit it, and then schedule where it will go live. 591 more words

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Thanks, Ladies! Have Some Pizza! (Sunday Simmerings)

Hi folks! I’ve been meaning to do some random, more personal, posts on the weekends from time to time, so here’s the first. I’ll even break it up into segments so it’s easy to digest. 662 more words

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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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