Gimbling in the Wabe – Of Hobbits and Elves and Tales of Nostalgia

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This being “Hobbit Week” (or rather, an extension of “Hobbit Day”, which is generally celebrated on September 22, believed to be the day on which both Bilbo Baggins of the Shire, and Frodo Baggins, his nephew – the central heroes of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, respectively – observed their birthdays), and [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Ten Books that Made Me Who I Am

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So, there was yet another Facebook “game” going around where the person tagged was to list ten books that had made them who they were today.  At first I thought nothing of it, but the idea nagged at me.  This was not “My Ten Favorite Books” or “Ten Books that Influenced Me” or “Ten Books [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – In Homage to the Professor

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Today is the anniversary of JRR Tolkien’s birth; the Professor would have been 122 – a ripe old age, indeed, even for a hobbit.  In humble homage to the man who has had such an impact on my life, I offer up this excerpt from a role playing story I participated in years ago, set [….]

New 'Hobbit' Trailer: 'An Unexpected Journey'

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Since the last time we checked in on The Hobbit Peter Jackson has confirmed he intends to film the project as a trilogy, prompting much headscratching and navel-gazing amongst Tolkienistas and the wider blogosphere. To summarize, it’s a pretty offbeat decision considering that a brace of movies was initially deemed overambitious for an adaptation of [….]

New Footage in 'The Hobbit' Trailer

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From THP : At first glance, this newly released “Hobbit” trailer might not look all that different from the first one. But upon a closer inspection, you might be able to spot three — yes, only three — new scenes. Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to hear “Over the Misty Mountains Cold.” Thanks to [….]