p: tolkien

Why can I never meet fans of Tolkien face-to-face in person that are not assholes? Anyone else have this problem?

I have met amazing friends online with Tolkien as a bond between us who are pleasant and sincere who debate fairly and accept that not all share their opinions (or ships). These people of whom I have never met in person. But those that I meet face-to-face out themselves as “that fan” and immediately creates an unwelcoming space.

Needless to say this is profoundly frustrating.

One of the things I was going to do when I started in on Project: Draw ALL the Elves was try to group flowers thematically. This plan mostly didn’t survive contact with the enemy –the only remaining evidence is the way that all maiar or descendants thereof have an orchid of some type– but I had originally intended to use flowering trees for Sindar elves. 

So this is Beleg, with dogwood flowers. The elf for whom I figured out how to draw a sidecut, ‘cause for whatever reason I was convinced that was the proper haircut for him since way before I actually started working on this. He has the dubious honor of having been one of the two elves from Doriath who made it to the Nirneath, and rather dubious taste in friends. I mean, I generally headcanon that he had a somewhat one-sided thing for Turin, but really, like Finduilas, he could have done better.


I never thought I’d have this many followers.  I was amazed when I had 10 that weren’t friends who had to obligatorily follow my blog!

Thank you so much for all your love and support!  I really appreciate it!

As a special thank you, I have another video of me being goofy…

So here’s Faramir and Eowyn singing “Cabinet Battle #1″ from Hamilton

…I imagine it’s what they do on road trips


                                                                        Happy Hobbit Day!

The American Tolkien Society first proclaimed Hobbit Day and Tolkien Week in 1978, and defines them as this: “Tolkien Week is observed as the calendar week containing September 22, which is always observed as Hobbit Day”, but acknowledges that Hobbit Day pre-dates their designation. Hobbit Day is the birthday of the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, two fictional characters in J. R. R. Tolkien’s popular set of books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. In the books both Bilbo and Frodo were said to be born on September 22, but of different years.