Sorry I’ve missed a week or two (and yes, I had two week 8’s for some reason). I’ve been really busy pulling my small business together: http://www.2ndlifedolls.com and trying to bring together a video for an indigogo project. We, new hubby and I, went to see Tolkien last night and it was a beautiful movie. […]Read More I don’t know what to tell you: Grief Week 9
Interview with William Keeler of Roll For Crit Cast on YouTube, a channel that reviews table top games. Noelle: While researching the Fantasy Flight Games new products, I came across the Lord of the Rings game: Journeys in Middle Earth. Unable to find much about it led me to your YouTube channel, and the review […]Read More An Interview with William Keeler of Roll for Crit Cast on Youtube on the Future of Board Games in the age of Apps
We’re well into 2014 and though some of you may still feel like you’re still experiencing the longest 2013 winter on record, I have some insights that may warm your hearts long enough to take the edge off the biting chill. The Chinese may have given 2013 the name of the dragon (or snake, depending […]Read More The Year of the Dwarf
As far as I can tell, there wasn’t a strict class structure in the Shire. A servant (Sam), could obviously become a mayor of a city, and a class system wouldn’t have allowed that. Yet in the movie, and somewhat less in the book, they are constantly forgetting that Sam is even there. Gandalf remarks […]Read More Why Did Everyone Forget About Sam?
It occurs to me, that unless Samwise actually told everyone what happened – because you can’t imagine that Frodo told anyone what actually happened – that everyone has to assume that Sam actually destroyed the ring, or killed Gollum while Gollum had the ring, because of Frodo’s telltale missing finger. Because by the time they […]Read More Who Would History Say Destroyed The Ring?
My husband and I had a discussion in the car (ADD moment: Men seem rather confused as to what constitutes and argument with a woman) about something my brother said: “He said words don’t mean anything,” my husband told me, obviously a bit frustrated. “I know what he means, but if it were true, we […]Read More Strongest Female Charaters in Movies
Christmas is a time when the entire world cannot escape Christian values of some sort. Many–including non-believers–are concerned at the declining values a culture saturated by commercialism seems to indicate. Some of us even find ourselves caught up in it. We go to the store, fully intending to buy a Christmas gift for someone else, […]Read More What A Christmas Story Teaches Us About American Values
We went to see The Hobbit last night. Some of you know that I call my husband ‘my hobbit,’ so this movie and anything dedicated to the hobbits in JRR Tolkien’s world of Middle Earth will always be extra special to me and mine. There may be spoilers ahead. You are warned. If there is […]Read More What The Hobbit Teaches Us About American Values
I made a promise, Mr Frodo. A promise. “Don’t you leave him Samwise Gamgee.” And I don’t mean to. I don’t mean to. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings (movie) Since the Hobbit is coming out this week, I thought I’d dedicate my American Values series to Tolkien’s world and the values that […]Read More What Lord of The Rings Teaches Us About Integrity
Why does a hero need a sidekick? I think we can sum this up PERFECTLY by going to the first story to introduce a sidekick: The Creation Genesis Chapter 2 20 …. but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon […]Read More Evolution of a Sidekick – Why Does A Hero Need One?