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The matter of Elvish time.

In the Third Age there remained only a few Elvish realms around Middle-earth. They were the places of uttermost beauty and peace as well as among the safest places in the land. 1,033 more words

J. R. R. Tolkien

Rosie Gamgee - for D'verse

He came back older, leaner, both of those;
And harder, too, as if he’d been through
Some great fire and had a softness
Burned from him. 271 more words


‘But,“ said Sam, and tears started in his eyes, ‘I thought you were going to enjoy the Shire, too, for years and years, after all you have done.’

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Peregrin Took Teaches Us the Value of Cheerfulness in Dark Times

It is Pippin’s cheerfulness that gives courage to Beregond, the soldier of Gondor. It was the kind of cheerfulness that Tolkien met among the soldiers from the villages of England in the trenches of the First World War. 655 more words

J.R.R Tolkien

Here, at the End of All Things

I’m teaching the Tolkien class this semester.  We’re down to only 2 classes, which means tomorrow we discuss the Cracks of Doom and the destruction of the Ring. 385 more words


Yeah, That Really Happened

Since “Dead Guy Walking” is making make its dramatic-reading debut tonight in Portland, it seems appropriate to visit (or re-visit) the question of where writers get their ideas, with the point of view that they get them where everyone else does–from real life. 430 more words