The Tolkien Challenge!

March 16, 2010

Sorry Guys…

Filed under: Special — esteluindunedain @ 2:03 am

I’m trying to keep up with my elvish and reading, but things are once again becoming hectic in my life. I’mgoing to try to at least update every other day, and if I can’t you’ll get a short post like this with something fun and LOTR related to watch/do.

Instead of a video, I am instead giving you a link to CoE’s (CouncilofElrondcom for those who don’t know) game page. Specifically the crossword puzzle page 🙂 I can dominate most of the easy ones… but I’m still not so great on the medium and hard ones. Hope you guys have fun with them and I’ll really try to update more! I promise!!



March 12, 2010

Movie vs. Book

Filed under: Special — esteluindunedain @ 2:28 am

Sorry that took so long everyone! I’ve been really busy with school and didn’t have time to finish watching the movie until right now. I hope you all found something you liked on the feature!

So now: My thoughts on the book and movie.

I have to say, I like the movie more. And I also know that’s because that I’ve seen the movie dozens of times more then the book, so I’ve of course gotten used to the movie and whatnot, just as I’m sure many people who read the book first don’t like the movie as much. Besides the fact the I’ve “grown up” on the movies, so to speak, there are a few other things in the movie I like more.

1. Aragorn. I like his character a lot more in the movie. In the book, he seems almost mean to me. In the movies, he seems a lot less arrogant. It also threw me off in the book that he actually seemed to want to be king. That was definitely not in the movie. He also seems kinda over dramatic in the books, but maybe that’s just me.

2. More of Arwen: I’ve always liked Arwen, and I’m kinda that she didn’t even have a line in the book. :[ I do still wish that Glorfindel had saved Frodo… I liked him… but I still like Arwen.

3.Gandalf’s Death: I know I mentioned this in my post about ‘The Bridge of Khazad-Dum’ but I think the movie did a much better job portraying the sadness and realism of his death. In the books it was like it was no big ndeal.4

4.”Let’s go hunt some Orc.”: My favorite quote in the movie. Since the movie ends in a different place in the book, I know it wouldn’t be in there, but I”ve started the Two Towers, and I’m sad that the quote doesn’t exist at all in the book! :[

Now here are things I liked more in the books:

Glorfindel: As I said before, I wish Glorfindel was in the movies. He seems like a pretty awesome elf dude. ;]

Bree: I wish that there was a little bit more to the Bree scene in the movie. I love that scene in the book where Butterbur and Nob have more of a part! They rather amused me.

So there’s my take on it. What do you all think? Agree? Disagree? Drop me a comment and let me know!

Until tomorrow when my usual posting resumes!


March 10, 2010

Special Feature!

Filed under: Special — esteluindunedain @ 3:29 am
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Well everyone, book one in the trilogy is complete for me. So to celebrate, here are four of my favorite artists on who do AMAZING LOTR pictures. If you’re a DA member, go check it out and fav their work if you haven’t already! ;]

First up is DavidDeb


Next is markmchaley


Next is icarus126


Last but certainly not least, the seven types of LOTR fans as shown by shoomlah

 (that’s me!)

So which one are you?? ;]

Now for the fanfictions! I promise this will take up less room!

In Imladris: A story of the Fellowship in Rivendell. They had to meet sometime… (written by Evergreene)

Games People Play:  Legolas is rather puzzled by the behavior of hobbits. Aragorn does not help. It’s a long walk to Mordor… (also Evergreene)

A Night in Lothlorien: Aragorn and Legolas share their grief over Gandalf’s death in Lothlórien. Lots of friendship, a bit angst and bittersweet mourning… 1st place 2006 MC Awards, Best LOTR Story. (by Silivren Tinu).

So I hope you all enjoyed my feature! Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time to go watch the movie yet, so I’ll probably watch half of it today and half tomorrow. I’ll be sure to give you my take on the book vs the movie! Two Towers, here I come!

March 3, 2010

TheOneRing.Net Special!!

Filed under: Special,Uncategorized — esteluindunedain @ 7:46 pm
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Like promised, I’m sitting here in my study and making a post about

Let me just tell you: I love this site! it’s very informative and a lot of fun to look around. They have all the latest information on ‘The Hobbit’ which is *hopefully* going to be out in 2011; they post articles about the other cast and crew members from LOTR and the projects their working on, and if that wasn’t enough, they post about all upcoming Tolkien events and conventions involving Tolkien. It’s definitely a place to check out.

In their own words:

Founded in 1999 by a group of like-minded Tolkien fans so anxious for the coming Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings films that they were gathering up every scrap of production information to be found, continues today in bringing fans the latest news on the beloved figures involved in the making of the wildly popular Lord of the Rings movies as well as the newest information available on upcoming productions, Tolkien-centered events, new publications, and fan gatherings.

Founders Xoanon and Tehanu started a small website publishing all the movie information they could get their hands on, including exclusive “spy” reports from Tehanu’s visits to the New Zealand set—activity that got her first escorted off the set, then graciously invited back to take an official look around and to meet Peter Jackson. Designer/coder Calisuri came across the site and asked if they would like some technical help to grow the site and make it a central web location for other fans eagerly awaiting word from the Jackson sets. He and Corvar used their skill to do just that. With the addition of staff to explore the facts and themes of Tolkien’s written world, follow gaming developments, publish fan art and fan fiction, and answer fans’ questions, the site lived up in every way to its motto: Forged by and for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien.

In the years that followed, the site thrived and so did its unique relationship with Jackson’s production team—a relationship that enabled TORn to bring its readers some exclusive news and night-of-a-lifetime experiences including the famous Oscar parties that hosted the cast and crew after each Oscar-night victory, culminating in an incredible eleven-Oscar sweep for The Return of the King. Looking to the future with the support of its phenomenal community of fans, continues to be the most comprehensive Tolkien fan site on the web.

Cited from: is a place for any Tolkien lover to check out!

Until later tonight!


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