The Lord of the Rings

SF & Fantasy

Tolkien Re-Read Part II: The Fellowship of the Ring (Chapter 2.2 cont’d)


Today in my re-read of The Fellowship of the Ring—the conclusion of Chapter 2.2 “The Council of Elrond,” in which Gandalf talks for mostly the whole time. Mostly.

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Suvudu

Cage Match 2014: Round 4: Eowyn vs Leia Organa: Screen


The Shieldmaiden and the Princess face off in Round 4.

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Cage Match 2014: Round 3: Katniss Everdeen vs Eowyn: Screen


Who will triumph, the Shieldmaiden of Rohan or the Girl on Fire?

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Cage Match 2014: Round 3: Arya Stark vs Eowyn: Page


Valar morghulis: all men must die – but Eowyn of Rohan is no man.

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SF & Fantasy

Cage Match 2014: Round 2: Eowyn vs Beorn: Screen


It’s Tolkien vs Tolkien as Eowyn goes head-to-head with Beorn!

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Suvudu

Cage Match 2014: Minecraft Replay Round 1: Katniss vs Eowyn


Two Minecraft noobs face off as Katniss and Eowyn – who will triumph in this Round One match? Hint: it’s neither of them.

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SF & Fantasy

Cage Match 2014: Round 1: Katniss Everdeen vs Eowyn: Page


The archer and the shieldmaiden face off – who will triumph in this Round One match?

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SF & Fantasy

The One Ring Is Invisible On Amazon


arabic-oneringThe One Ring is invisible on Amazon.

Fortunately, reviews of the ring are not! Make the jump to read some funny as hell reviews concerning the “Lord’s Prayer Arabic Ring!”

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SF & Fantasy

Tolkien Re-Read Part II: The Fellowship of the Ring (Chapter 2.2)


This week in my re-read of The Fellowship of the Ring: chapter 2.2 “The Council of Elrond,” in which I reveal my unsettling fascination with Sauron the Deceiver.

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Star Wars

In Praise of the Mook


3457414-stormtroopersIn science fiction and fantasy we love our villains almost as much as our heroes. Luke Skywalker was (and is!) a personal hero of mine since kindergarten, but Darth Vader remained a close second-favorite. At the time I had no idea about the Skywalker family tree. It would be years until I saw Return of the Jedi so I saw him as nothing short of villainous. The guy killed Obi-Wan and Luke’s daddy and walked around in a scary monster mask, but I still loved him. Oddly, one of the things that I liked most about him wasn’t about him: It was his retinue of mooks – the Stormtroopers.

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