‘Tolkien’s Tree’ nearly removed from Botanic Garden
The removal of a 215 year-old tree that may have inspired Tolkien’s ‘ents’ nears completion in Oxford’s famous Botanic Garden
“One of the saddest moments in The Lord of the Rings is when Sam sees the destruction of the Party Tree”
Today… this song just feels appropriate…
This is my favorite of The Lord of the Rings end title songs, Annie Lennox hits just the right note of sadness, longing and hope…
”Across the seas, a pale moon rises, the ships have come, to carry you home.”
On a bright cold morning in late summer…
So begins one fans recording of a visit to Wolvercote Cemetery and the final resting place of Professor Tolkien and his wife Edith in 2009
A quiet place… where one can rest and think…
I was 12 years old that year…
It’s possible, that on that very day I held one of the three Lord of the Rings books in my hands, falling once more into the wonderful world of Middle-earth
I don’t suppose any greater requiem would have satisfied… then the joy I felt in reading his written works
A song about Bilbo’s Journey
Sean from the band Cockeyed Optimist asked us to share two versions of their new song There and Back Again about Bilbo’s return home as he looks back upon his adventure
Take a listen and then let them know what you think… “Through the dark, hope emerges.”
Still no word on the 5-disc DVD version!
Though Amazon is still giving the Desolation of Smaug Extended Editions the wrong titles… you can now view both the front and inside back covers.
Take a look at these just released back cover designs…
The is one Monster LEGO build!
It took 50,00 LEGO pieces and well over two months of intense labor to build the infamous Dark Tower of Mordor with Eye of Sauron!
One does not simply build the Dark Tower of Mordor!
He endures a chilly demise!
It looked like Sean Astin was going to fall victim to the plague that he unwittingly played a part in bringing to the island of Manhattan!
But in the last moments of his evolution into a worm riddled, blooducking vampire, he was saved from this terrible fate by The Exterminator!
Dark and delicious water-color art!
In the works of Kinko-White which are traditional watercolor and pen & ink drawings placed with wonderful visual panache in handmade sketchbooks
Beautifully rendered work inspired by The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies…
They say these things always come in three’s… Many of you may only know of Lord Richard Attenborough from his memorable role of John Hammond in the Jurassic Park movies… but he brought so much more to the world of film! His work spanned the years and his directorial and acting roles are too numerous to list…
He is one sniveling little snaga! For the first time we get a close up look at one of the individual Orcs in the forthcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and we see that elements of humor have also been injected into the game It’s priceless when Talion look down upon Ratbag, shakes his head and simply intones… “Orcs!”