Month: June 2016

Most Interesting Men in Middle-earth

Tolkien often gets a bad rap for writing one-dimensional characters, but it simply isn’t true. He wrote about many fascinating individuals–here are a few of the male persuasion. 10. Denethor Denethor is a contradiction. He takes great pride in his ancestry–yet he refused to accept much of its wisdom. He wanted to continue his lineage and yet he shamelessly favored…

Silmarillion Character Profile: Haleth

One of the most daunting things about reading The Silmarillion is keeping all of the names straight. I love this, so I want to make it more accessible for the general reader with brief character profiles. Name: Haleth Immediate Family: Father: Haldad Brother: Haldar Home: Beleriand (originally in Thargelion, then Estolad, and finally Brethil, where she died) Claim to fame: She was the…

I’ve Put This Off For Far Too Long

I really want to get back into the habit of blogging. I’ve had writers block for the last year (or more?) but I’m going to actually try to overcome it now. Because I haven’t overcome it yet, I’m going to distract you with something else: YouTube videos! I love the YouTuber Ashens and he’s done a few reviews of Hobbit-related…