As you can tell, I am no longer posting regularly to Periannath.com. Indeed, from this point forward I will only be posting the occasional feature article, such as a film review or a Tollkien 101; I’ll leave the day-to-day Tolkien news to TORn.
Here are some links to the Best of Periannath.com (so far).
FARK.com directed me to a post entitled “10 Reasons why Gandalf is a terrible wizard.” The reason I decided to write a point-by-point response isn’t because I felt the need to rush to Gandalf’s defense, but because I don’t think the post is very well thought-out. If you’re going to go after Mithrandir, at least put some real effort into it.
Another thing I’ve learned is that Celebrimbor is obsessed with recreating the Silmarils. It took a while for him to open up about this, as Galadriel and Gil-Galad both have come down on him for it. I encouraged him; but secretly, I think it’s a terrible idea. Those stupid rocks just drove people crazy, even Melkor, who stapled them to his head and walked around like a giant track lighting feature, whatever that is.
I’m working to improve my various and sundry Tolkien-related sites, and have created a brief, four-page survey in an attempt to discern my visitors preferences. Please take the time to fill out the survey — it should only take a few minutes.
A psychiatrist and a group of medical students at the Royal Free & University College Medical School in London have diagnosed Gollum, the wretched creature from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, with schizoid personality disorder.
I leapt to my feet, summoned a storm of lighting and smothering darkness in the sky overhead; covered the forest floor for miles in all directions with a greenish miasma that sucked the life from all things; howled a terrible howl that chilled the Sun, froze the blood, and was remembered in the whispered mid-winter tales of every mortal tribe living within a thousand miles for centuries to come; and leapt again, ready to rend the limbs from the poncy little poltroon, consume his soul and crap it back out down his throat.
Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy has been voted the best movie of the past decade by readers of Entertainment Weekly.
Indeed, the films have been listed, singly or as a trilogy, on dozens of “Best of the Decade” lists. Here is an (incomplete) list.