J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” unofficial unabridged audiobook. Not only read by me, but with music by Howard Shore (for the film trilogy), and immersive sound effects that provide the written word with a more lifelike experience.

I have completed the entire book, which combined make up forty-eight hours of listening. Being a one-man venture, this little side-project is not without its errors and minor glitches and mistakes. - phildragash.com

I came across this on YouTube a couple of years ago, but recently the series was taken down for copyright infringement. I was so happy when I stumbled on the MP3 files again, because this is the best Lord of the Rings audiobook I have ever heard. 

The entire trilogy is here, and the resemblence to the movie actors voices is uncanny. And yes - he does Gollum’s voice perfectly.

anonymous asked:

Who is your favorite author? I see you like Bukowski a lot

My favourite author all around greatly depends on the genre. If anything it’s a three way tie between: 

warrenellis - His comics, novels, blogging, and commentary are perfect. 

J. R. R. Tolkien - One of my first loves, fantasy, history, linguistics, his storytelling will forever hold a place in my heart. 

Charles Bukowski - You were definitely on the right track. His raw cynicism, pessimistic hopefulness, depression, and love for alcohol, words, and women strike a horrible chord in me. 


Assorted Fandoms:

The Hunger Games (Katniss)
Welcome To Nightvale (Cecil & Femme Cecil)
Supernatural (Destiel)
The Hobbit (Nori)
Pokemon (Steven Stone)
Frozen (Hans)
Underworld (Selene)
Metal Gear (Big Boss/Naked Snake)


Happy Birthday, Elijah! 28th January 1981

Elijah has always been one of my favourite actors, since he was a child: Avalon, Forever young, Deep Impact, the Ice Storm, to name but a few, are films I enjoyed and cherished.

Therefore, when in the summer of 2001 I heard that Elijah would star in an adaption of the Lord of the Rings, by the eccentric Kiwi director Peter Jackson (oh.. wait… the winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival for Heavenly Creatures, OMG!!), and that he would play the lead Frodo Baggins, the Hobbit….

Something just clicked and went into place. I answered the call to Middle Earth.

I read the books, I saw the Fellowship at the cinema: I fell head over heels in love with Tolkien and his magical world. My life changed, for the better.

That’s why every year I celebrate Elijah’s birthday, who apparently has never been touched by gossip or… the passing of time (he says he has a portrait in the attic, which grows old in his stead, hehe). 

Always kind, soft spoken, unassuming, incredibly simple and grounded.

I have a soft spot for him, and I always will.