Tag Archives: The Lord of the Rings

2016 Television

February 29, 2016 Television The Walking Dead has returned from its mid-season. It seemed that people either loved it or hated it. Though they some inconsistencies, like them starting out walking during the day and seemingly not getting very far … Continue reading

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The Dark Tower Series

June 18, 2006 The Tower We journeyed toward the tower, passing through the wilderness. The sun was setting in the western sky, but it was still incredibly hot. What was the tower anyway? The center of power? The gateway to … Continue reading

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Goblins

 January 6, 2014 Goblins Goblins have gained entry into my week—first, through the Dean Koontz 1987 novel Twilight Eyes and then through Kate Locke’s series The Immortal Empire. What are Goblins exactly? They are little creatures related to Brownies and … Continue reading

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J.R.R Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien once said, “One of my strongest opinions that investigation of an author’s biography is an entirely vain and false approach to his works” And it is true that by looking strictly at the events of his … Continue reading

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The Two Towers

The Two Towers Sometimes a moment will be crystallized in time. Occasionally when I read a book, the memory of where and when I first read it will stick with me. Such is the case for The Two Towers. I … Continue reading

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A History of Fantasy

A History of Fantasy Viggo Mortensen captured my imagination in The Lord of the Rings, as he did many others. I’d seen him in G.I Jane and A Perfect Murder before, but not given him a lot of thought. But … Continue reading

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Fantasy Favorites

Fantasy Favorites Growing up there were two fantasy movies that I watched over and over again: The Hobbit and The Last Unicorn.  Both animated films that were produced by Rankin and Bass. The Hobbit aired on TV in 1977, while … Continue reading

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