Tag Archive: the Hobbit

Pity for a Creature as Dark as Darkness: An Analysis of Gollum and Bilbo’s Encounter in “The Hobbit”

“He was desperate. He must get away, out of this horrible darkness, while he had any strength left. He must fight. He must stab the foul thing, put its eyes out, kill it…”

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The Dagger of Durin: A Hobbit Fan-Fiction Story

“Thorin stared speechless at the dagger still residing in Dwalin’s palm. It was his favorite heirloom of his great house…”

A Cat of a Different Coat: Spirituality, Storytelling, and the Music of Karliene

Read this overview of the spirituality and storytelling style found within the fandom-based music of Karliene.

Tolkien’s Mythic History: How Middle Earth Launched the Fantasy Genre

Enjoy this perspective on how the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy rose in popularity beginning in the 1950s, and how Jackson’s films brought these lingual-and-history inspired tales alive for those who prefer the tone of modern fantasy novels.

Middle-Earth Factoids: 10 Things You Might Not Know about “The Lord of the Rings”

How was Middle-earth created? Which two prominent LOTR characters are actually related, thanks to Maian blood? Read to find out!

Come Quick! Real Elves!: A Human’s Wistful Reflections on the Immortals of Middle-Earth

Enjoy this anecdote of how one Elf-admirer took her fandoms a bit far and paid for it with much humiliation.

The Summoned Book

“This brief tale of adventure lights a flame that never dies…”