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How To Read Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings

Dr. Michael D. C. Drout, a medievalist and philologist at Wheaton College, shows us the many layers within The Lord of the Rings that makes it different from most other books in the fantasy genre. In addition to creating his own world and languages, Tolkien used his knowledge of received texts to write Lord of the Rings like a received text. This …

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Star Wars: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Trailer One: King of Colons and Subtitles

  Today we were gifted the first trailer for Rogue One, Disney/Lucasfilm’s first ever non-episodic feature film from the Star Wars universe.  Along with the new faces of what appears to be the Rebel and Imperial B-Squads the trailer hits a laundry list of nostalgic sights.  AT-AT’s?  Check.  Stormtroopers? Of Course.  Death Star and Star Destroyers? Rebels and a Rebel Base?  Check …

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Analog Games in Pop Culture : Make Your Own Handmade Discworld

This Amigurumi Discworld was crafted with love by June Gilbank. She sent the image of a completed project to Sir Terry Pratchett who replied: “Well, if you’re going to crochet Discworld then that’s the way to do it!” You’ll find June’s patterns for sale on her website Planet June. Here are some instructions for creating the Discworld. ← GaymerX is …