Search

Middle-earth Reflections

Category

Other Essays

The wonder of Middle-earth.

Wonder surrounds us everywhere if we care to look carefully. It can be hidden in the smallest details which seem ordinary and which we tend to take for granted as time passes, but which are still wonderful in their own right. “Invoking Wonder” was the topic of Mythmoot IV held at the beginning of June by Mythgard Academy. Unfortunately, I was not present at the conference, but these invoked-wonder posts by Tom and Joe inspired me to do a similar essay.  Continue reading “The wonder of Middle-earth.”

The Oxford company.

Well, has nobody got anything to read us?

Those who write will agree that having an audience to read your works to is one of the key elements and among the most potent driving forces in keeping a writer going. Having a company of like-minded people is even essential for any person who decided to master the art of putting words into stories. After all, who if not those who share your beliefs, ideas and views will be able to provide the best criticism, feedback and encouragement when you feel stuck?

Continue reading “The Oxford company.”

It’s Yule time!

With December nearing its end and the New Year drawing closer, it is high time to look into one of the most important and merriest celebrations in Hobbits’ culture – the holiday of Yule.
Continue reading “It’s Yule time!”

Tolkien inspirations /// Courage.

A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Continue reading “Tolkien inspirations /// Courage.”

Tolkien inspirations /// Humility.

…from high places it is easy to fall low.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Continue reading “Tolkien inspirations /// Humility.”

Tolkien inspirations /// Hope.

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Continue reading “Tolkien inspirations /// Hope.”

A curious incident of interdental consonants.

Languages are prone to changes. Influenced by many factors, they never stay the same but always evolve at all levels. J. R. R. Tolkien was well-known for creating his own languages which became more than just different words in his works. His invented languages actually worked within Arda and turned into one of the most important elements of the narrative.

Continue reading “A curious incident of interdental consonants.”

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑