Scary, Scary Night

Scary, scary NightPaint your pallette black and greyLook out on a dreary dayMy eyes can see the darkness in your soul Shadows on the hillDead, the trees and the daffodilsBiting breeze and the deadly chillsNo colour on the ashen, barren land Now, I understandWhat you tried to say to meHow I'll suffer, lose my sanityHow... Continue Reading →

Possession is 9/10ths of the Law.

I was struck by a passage recently in my annual re-read. When Frodo, Sam, and Pippin have their first encounter with a Black Rider, the text refers to the Ring as belonging to Frodo. A sudden unreasoning fear of discovery laid hold of Frodo, and he thought of his Ring. [I, 3, 'Three is Company']... Continue Reading →

The One Ring: Lost in a sea of poor record-keeping?

I have been going through Professor Corey Olsen's series of Mythgard podcasts discussing The Lord of the Rings. In doing so, I've had some clarity with regards to something that has always sort of "bothered me" (for lack of a better term). Mostly this surrounded the question (that many have seemingly shared, prompting Olsen to... Continue Reading →

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