10 Lord of the Rings Quotes That Will Inspire You to Travel

Originally posted on Geeky Tourist:
Packed full of adventure in far-off beautiful places that you could only dream of visiting, books are a huge reason I love to travel. From the mystical lands of Narnia, to the Gothic castle’s in Dracula, you can find all sorts of travel inspiration in a book, and none more…

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“Problematic Favorite”

Everyone loves to hate on this song, recently. And by recently I mean that in the last 3 years things have gotten really bad, to the point where everyone (slight exaggeration, yes, I know) is calling for like bans on this song. Which frustrates me to no end…because cultural stupidity is no excuse to ban […]

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Heresy

I bought a book a year ago, Medieval Heresy: Popular Movements from the Gregorian Reform to the Reformation, Third Edition by Malcolm Lambert that I have been reading off and on. I’ve been doing a lot of other reading, too–so I admittedly just pick it up here and there to read a chapter or two […]

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What Even is Retrograde?

I’m admittedly a bit of a failure of a witch (okay, I really only dabble in it at that) at figuring out astrological markings and just why moon phases, planetary alignments, gemstone correspondences and the like all have meaning. Admittedly, probably if I’d done more research on “witchcraft” and less on mythology and focused more […]

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Götterdämmerung: A Mood

I’ve been listening to classic music lately. (Obviously, or else I would not be posting something about classical music) Normally Wagner is not one of my favorites, to be fair. He’s amazing, no denying that. And of course his idea of Gesamtkunstwerk is kind of a big deal (ask me about my years of studying […]

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Life Errors

This is a hard lesson. I mean, no one wants to lose. Our whole culture is based around winning, about coming out on top–there’s really no place for errors, because those equal loss. Ultra-competitive culture and society pushes for a lot of fighting to come out in front of everyone else. That’s the general way […]

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The Fall of Gondolin to be released in August 2018

Originally posted on A Tolkienist's Perspective:
Well, it is now official. In a statement made this morning on the J.R.R. Tolkien Official Facebook page, it was announced that The Fall of Gondolin, written by J.R.R. Tolkien and edited by Christopher Tolkien, will be published on August 30, 2018. The statement added that this release…

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Hobbiton, a Diversion

While New Zealand’s South Island typically gets all the praise and glory, there is a lot to explore up in the north as well. We spent beautiful time discovering the city of Auckland, sampling wine on Waiheke Island, and hiking through the rain forest of Waitakere Range. Although, one place we were particularly anxious to […] […]

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