I've been watching LotR movie documentaries, and I’m sorry, but I just can’t get with their rationale that what they did to Faramir was in any way necessary. I've tried to see their point, read around, tried to fall in love with the filmic vision of my characters at this narrative point, and pretty much totally failed. Mainly because I think the Henneth Annun chapters of the book have plenty of tension, drama, and anxiety.

longer analysis at my journal

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún

  • May. 5th, 2009 at 2:20 PM
This seems like a good way to kick off the actual community: Tolkien's latest posthumous work is released today.

I'm fond of Norse mythology and tend to gravitate toward the Anglo-Saxon/Norse/Welsh work he's done. Anyone else planning on picking this up/been lucky enough to see a preview?