Belated Thanks to Christopher Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien’s son Christopher died this week. Fans of Middle-earth are mourning the loss, and no wonder. We owe him much. As his father’s biggest fan, he knew what the rest of longed for: more. More history and stories of the world where hobbits live, and we got it. Without Christopher, The Silmarillion would never have been published.

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Prancing Pony Podcast Graphs for Season 3

I’m celebrating Tolkien’s birthday in a strange way this year: by making graphs about the The Prancing Pony Podcast. As a Tolkien fan, I have been listening with great joy. Alan Sisto and Shawn Marchese do a great job of dissecting the texts, digging into the rich historical background of Middle-earth, and also bringing in pop culture references and making me laugh.

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Entwife Sculpture: How Inspiration Drives Creation

Getting stuck with pink and brown inspired me to make an abstract interpretation of an Entwife.