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Things You Didn’t Know About Middle-earth Artifacts

Artefacts play a large role in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. As a matter of fact, rings themselves are part of the title! But weapons, armor, and other items also feature prominently in the story. So, here are a few facts you may not have known about the treasures that form such an important part in the story of Middle-earth. . .

This recipe is part of the June 2019 Bundle.

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Photo Contest Winner – homeandhoopco

Introducing our first winner,D’Lacey Eichinger! Home & Hoop Co. is the creative outlet for a nerd armed with a needle: creating vintage and literary inspired bespoke hand embroidery. Fiber artist D’Lacey Eichinger specializes in preserving memories in thread with recreating bridal bouquets as one of a kind heirlooms, stitching home portraits, and creating unique keepsakes.…

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First Ever Photo Contest

On May 22nd, we launched our first ever photo contest on Instagram. By the 29th we already had so many entries that we had to announce finalists and choose a winner! We are thrilled to reveal the three finalists here and dedicate a post to our winner!

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TOLKIEN Movie Premiere thoughts

Contributor Jim Wert attended the premiere of TOLKIEN in LA at Westwood’s Village Theater on Wednesday evening.
Following the film was a Q&A moderated by George R.R. Martin with the film’s director, Dome Karukoski, and stars Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins. Here’s Jim’s take on the evening.

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TOLKIEN movie discussion and review

This review comes in two parts.

First a video. Zan Campbell and Paul Radford recorded their discussion as they drive to see a screening of TOLKIEN in Asheville, NC. 

Next, enjoy Zan’s written response to seeing the movie. . . .

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TOLKIEN movie review

Best attempts to translate a classic fantasy from page to the big screen can be fraught with fiery danger. But attempting to render the author’s own story is even riskier. Producers’ most ingenious endeavors can “stand on the edge of a knife.”

Across previous months, we have joined the ranks of Tolkien fans and scholars round the globe in great anticipation and trepidation. Fortunately, the TOLKIEN movie does not disappoint . . .

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Roundtable Discussion With Jim Wert

This month, Zan sits down with Tolkien pro and DragonCon leader Jim Wert to discuss their love for Tolkien.

As a subscriber to the May 2019 edition, you’ll have access not to only this discussion but also the rest of the content from May 2019 edition!

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Toklien Live-Tweet!

We will be live-tweeting our screening of the new movie today (May 3rd) at 2:00! Follow @jrrtolkien on Twitter for a SPOILER-FREE stream while we watch the movie for the first time. Members will receive our first review tomorrow in their subscription!

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As an author, Tolkien was a creator—or, as he would put it, a “sub-creator.”

 
Tolkien created a fully-imagined world. Middle-earth has a depth of diverse cultures, histories, geography, peoples, characters, family trees, languages, and calendars unrivaled in 20th- and 21st-century literature. Although Tolkien stated that The Lord of the Rings is not an allegory, he did say there’s always an abundance of applicability available for readers to use in their Present-earth lives and historical context.
 
Eucatastrophe.com strives to suggest new vistas of potential applicability for Tolkien fans to explore and enjoy, taking you deeper into Tolkien’s Middle-earth mythology.

 

Middle-earth resources for Present-earth enjoyment.

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“Do not spoil the wonder with haste!”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

“It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

"The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot for ever fence it out."

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door...”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“Courage is found in unlikely places.”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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