Humor

The Periodic Table of Middle-earth Elements

01.09.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | 2 Comments

The Periodic Table of the Elements, Middle-earth style.

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Humor, Web Links

Sauron’s Blog #57: Three Idiots, One Day

01.09.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | 1 Comment

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.

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Events, Tolkien 101

Happy eleventy-eighth birthday to ‘Lord of the Rings’ author JRR Tolkien

01.03.10 | Kunochan | Permalink | Speak, friend & comment!

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE, Oxford University professor, and author of the globally beloved fantasy epics The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, was born eleventy-seven years ago today, on January 3rd, 1892, in Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa.

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Features

Ten new year’s resolutions for fans of ‘The Lord of the Rings’

12.31.09 | Kunochan | Permalink | 24 Comments

Whether you were introduced to Tolkien by Orlando Bloom’s shield-surfing antics, or if you have read The Lord of the Rings every summer since the 3rd grade (guilty), there is always more you can do to become the Tolkien superfan you have always aspired to be.

Here are ten suggestions…

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News, Web Links

‘Lord of the Rings’ featured on dozens of ‘top films of the decade’ lists

12.30.09 | Kunochan | Permalink | Speak, friend & comment!

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.

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Humor, Web Links

Sauron’s Blog #56:That’s It, I QUIT!

12.14.09 | Kunochan | Permalink | Speak, friend & comment!

With post #52, Sauron’s Blog began the story of Beren & Lúthien (told from Sauron’s point of view). Now, the epic tale continues, as Sauron learns that Beren and Lúthien have stolen a Silmaril from the Iron Crown of Morgoth…

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Hobbit Report, News

The Hobbit Report: December 9, 2009

12.11.09 | Kunochan | Permalink | 1 Comment

The production situation for Guillermo del Toro’s two-part The Hobbit adaptation has become clearer in the last week, as it appears that various media and online reports relied too much on casual comments made over the last year by del Toro and executive producer Peter Jackson, rather than official announcements by New Line Cinema.

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Hobbit Report, News

The Hobbit Report: December 4, 2009

12.11.09 | Kunochan | Permalink | 4 Comments

Tolkien movie fans were dismayed to learn this week that production on the two-part The Hobbit feature film will not begin in March 2010, as was previously announced. Producer Peter Jackson told a German film site that principal photography on the Lord of the Rings prequel will not begin until mid-2010 at the earliest.

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Humor

The Lord of the Rings Hot Dog

12.11.09 | Kunochan | Permalink | Speak, friend & comment!

So, it’s a “Lord of the Rings Dog” because it has onion rings on it. Right. And what’s the barbecue sauce in aid of? I don’t remember barbecues playing a central role in the trilogy.

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News, Web Links

Sauron’s Blog Gets New URL and WordPress Theme

12.03.09 | Kunochan | Permalink | Speak, friend & comment!

The Mouth of Sauron, Lieutenant of Barad-dûr, Herumor’s Heir, and Rightful Chief of the Dúnedain reports that Sauron’s Blog has a new URL and WordPress theme. It’s a refreshing alternative to that Book of Elvish Lies.

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