Tag Archives: LotR

How I met The Lord of the Rings — Middle-earth Reflections

When I look back at how Tolkien’s books entered my life, I like to think that it was a chance meeting, if chance you call it. Even though the first ever Middle-earth volumes had appeared on my bookshelf much earlier … Continue reading

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How Lord of the Rings changed big-screen battles forever – C-NET August 30, 2021

I saw this recently on C-NET – How Lord of the Rings changed big-screen battles forever – C-NET: https://www.cnet.com/features/how-lord-of-the-rings-changed-big-screen-battles-forever/. Much longer article. Erin Carson August 30 2021 An invading force, 10,000 strong, marches through a storm toward a fortress built … Continue reading

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Shadowy people. — Middle-earth Reflections

In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien readers meet various kinds of ghostly characters. While they are all different, have various origins, backgrounds and specific traits, one aspect unites them: these wights instil great fear and are downright spooky. … Continue reading

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Immersion in Middle-Earth — The Ancient Gaming Noob

I set myself an ambitious goal. I was all up in arms about immersion once again and, having had that blinding flash of the obvious association between immersion and enjoyment of certain titles, figures I could explore some past titles … Continue reading

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A trip to Rivendell in Second Life — Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Back in June 2021, I received an invitation to visit Rivendell – Lord of the Rings, a Homestead region design by Seraph Nirvana and Nida Nirvana (Nidatine). At the time the invite came in, I did drop in for a … Continue reading

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Blinded by the light. — Middle-earth Reflections

Melkor, mostly known as Morgoth, firmly belongs among the darkest characters in Arda. He is clearly associated with darkness, night and he is responsible for making these two notions frightening. However, Melkor’s downfall was a complex matter, and one of … Continue reading

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LOTRO Launches the Shadowfax and Treebeard Legendary Servers — The Ancient Gaming Noob

Yesterday saw the arrival of two more legendary servers to the LOTRO lineup, joining the late-2018 Anor server (and the memory of the since closed Ithil server). Named Shadowfax and Treebeard, they are supposed to offer players faster or slower … Continue reading

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Neglected models: classic metal troll — Scent of a Gamer

I have painted the Mordor troll drummer, completing my collection of plastic Mordor trolls. The liac skin tone was me trying something different, and I don’t hate it though I found the colour strangely difficult to shade and highlight effectively. … Continue reading

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Golden blooms — Cosmetic Lotro

Pretty Spring or early Summer outfit for my lore-master. The Staff of the Vales, that drops from the Remmorchant raid, is also available from the March on Gundabad Quartermaster as a cosmetic weapon. Any lore-master with a love for flowers … Continue reading

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The Lord of the Rings’ Merry and Pippin Are Launching Their Own Podcast – IGN May 4, 2021

I saw this on IGN – The Lord of the Rings’ Merry and Pippin Are Launching Their Own Podcast: https://www.ign.com/articles/the-lord-of-the-rings-merry-and-pippin-are-launching-their-own-podcast. Longer article, YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM2SO69PhFRKKEYwGSV4sHQ/featured. By Adam Bankhurst May 4, 2021 Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd teaming up for a new … Continue reading

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