"The fact that Tolkien can write the human (or Elf or Hobbit, as the case may be...) condition so well is because he had first-hand experience with most of the human condition is. Mostly, it's pain."
Tuesday Writing: Traditional Aurorean Folk Songs
“Apolline,” Lucia says weakly. “Sing me a song.”
Re-Commendation: This Video Essay About Tolkien
Tolkien did a WHOLE LOT of living, and here's how that influenced his writing.
Recommendation: This Video Essay About Tolkien
Now, I don't usually go for podcasts or video essays, but this video snuck up on me outta nowhere. Not unlike a certain Randal Keith Orton...
Re-Commendation: Tales from the Perilous Realm
It may surprise you to learn that a man of high-brow learning and serious, proper academia like Tolkien possessed a deep fascination with and interest in Fairy Tales. Yet here we are.