Goldenstar posted this on September 2nd, 2011.
Categorized as Outside LOTRO, silmarillion.
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There is a wonderful article on Tolkien Library about Benjamin Harff, a German student at the Academy of Arts, who reproduced an absolutely stunning version of the Silmarillion for his exam.
This work is beautiful, detailed and nothing but wonderful. Only one copy in existance and no plans to publish or make it available, it truly is unique version of the Silmarillion. Read the rest of this entry »
Haakon Stormbrow posted this on March 5th, 2011.
Categorized as balrog, From the Book (Lore), General, lore, poll, silmarillion, tolkien.
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I have written some fun Lore posts the last few months. This is the Big One. No more serious topic of discussion can be found in all of Tolkiendom than Balrog wings. After listening to many of the Tolkien Professor’s podcasts, and reading others thoughts, I was inspired to wade into this inflammatory topic with my own ruminations.
Unlike almost every other fictional work, we have access to many of the permutations the grand arc of the history of this fictional world took as Tolkien constructed it over his lifetime. This puts us in an awkward position as we try to decide what is “cannon” or “lore”. In truth, a final version of the Silmarillion was never released by Tolkien. And Christopher himself said that it would be impossible to force consistency across all the works of his father. Read the rest of this entry »