Thursday, May 14, 2009

Just a quick note



I have added a new category to the topics covered in the index. There is now a page for Fan Fiction.

LotR Costume


LotR Costume is just what it implies. This extensive look at the wardrobe from the New Line Cinema's LotR series is carefully introduced to the reader. At one time the site owner followed the NLC traveling exhibit from place to place. Unfortunately, that no longer happens.

Another feature on this site are patterns for the clothing. Yes, you can make your own elven cloak or foot ware. She provides the McCalls pattern numbers for these items and information for the sewer. Amazingly enough, where there is no commercial pattern available, she makes one for you with directions. This site is a labor of love.

Even if you're not one to sew I recommend a look at LotR Costume

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Quote

Not all who wander are lost.


J.R.R. Tolkien

Tolkien speaks briefly about the Ring

Tolkien Art on DeviantART

There are many good artists out there who's passion is creating art inspired by Tolkien's work. And the reality is you will probably only see a small fraction of these artists make money or have the wide spread attention as their more 'famous' counterparts such as Alan Lee or John Howe receive.

DeviantART is a member driven site for artists of different mediums. On this site is one devoted to Tolkien. There are over 1000 artists belonging to this club and more are welcome to join them. It's quite a magnificent collection of work with diverse styles and all aspect of Tolkein's myths represented.

If you enjoy browsing through Tolkien inspired art from literally around the world don't miss the Tolkien Fan Community at DeviantART.

The Hall of Fire


The Hall of Fire is a very friendly message board. If you are a current member of The One Ring.net's message boards you will recognize many members at The Hall.

The folks which post are knowledgeable and some of their forums include discussions of Tolkien's letters, chapter to chapter discussions and a forum for the book Arda Reconstructed: The Creation of the Published Silmarillion written by the administrator of The Hall of Fire Douglas Charles Kane.

The Arda Reconstructed forum is open to the general public. You do not have to be a registered member for this forum. Though most forums are open to view, there are a few you will need to register to read.

Easy to follow and friendly, check out The Hall of Fire.