Perhaps the most hotly contested debate within the Tolkien fan community is “Do Balrogs have wings?” “Yes!”, “No!”, the people shout, but surprisingly, the schism persists. (Okay, so, honestly, the actual discussion is a little more nuanced. And lengthy.) In this fierce argument, however, it is important not to lose sight of two key facts: [...]
These are not for the faint of heart. By this, I mean that they’re decidedly not for people suffering from acute heart disease. Or for vegetarians. Pork pies are really, seriously not for vegetarians. If you fall outside the union of those two categories, plough ahead and read on!
As many of you know, my good friend The Tolkien Professor, whose podcast has shattered records both in this Age and in the Fourth Age (the heyday of PNN: the Palantir News Network), hosts an annual Lord of the Rings movie marathon at the school where he is a distinguishedesque professor of English. Last year, [...]