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  1. The Voice of Tolkien

    It's an exciting week for Tolkien news. Not only was Tolkien's translation of Beowulf published on Thursday (which is not just a translation, but also has a really helpful and - believe it or not - funny commentary, as well as a couple of original creative works by our favourite Professor), but news has broken that a 'lost' recording of Tolkien making a speech is going to unveiled. These two events come together nicely later today, since the first public airing of the new recording will be during ...

    Updated 25/May/2014 at 12:07 PM by Lord of the Rings

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  2. Of the end of the holidays

    The holidays: the strangest time of the year in my opinion. Quite aside from the kids that are out of school and frantically being sent off to camps and grandparents', from parents trying to stagger their days off to make it work, from the overabundance of people lying on a sunny beach, lawn, or bench, quite content not to move a muscle... the summer holidays are special. Half the city is out of town, and as a result, the pace of one's life slows considerably... unless, of course, one doesn't live ...
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  3. Oh, the memories and the amazing people in them.

    A few days ago, I received a poke from someone I hadn't spoken to in a goodly long time. That would be Wedgers. Originally, Wizard Gandalf.

    Now, you may not remember Wedgers, but when yours truly first made her way over to isengard (which we called the White Council - then) Wedgers had just become ruler.
    Now initially, I was extremely wary of him because, well... as a newbie, Lanthy believed that people were the faces they wore. And since Wedgie (yes, he really goes and went by ...
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  4. At the counterpoint: RPing orcish types

    So having addressed how I feel about elves a couple of weeks ago (and my apologies for missing last weekís message), I figured I would spend some time on the diametrically opposed faction_ and mention how implausible the concept of RPing an orc (or some similar race) feels to me.

    Now again, this is not due to some dislike of the people who chose to belong to Mordor on the plaza, many of whom I know and appreciate greatly. It is philosophical.

    Many people, I think, find ...
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  5. A few thoughts on a Tolkien Topic: Elves

    This is the post where I readily confess that of all of Tolkienís races, none has been as frustrating to me as the race of elves. I could write a lore post about this, but at the same time, Iím not really interested in discussing the lore of it.

    Obviously, I am not referring here to Plazaís elves or Plazaís elven areas. I have nothing against the members of these areas, nor their love for this race. It just so happens that Tolkienís elves stand out in a hundred different and eminently ...
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