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The Beam Upon Your Shoulder

I have been feeling a lot like Frodo the hobbit (from the Lord of the Rings) lately; specifically, at the point in “the Fellowship of the Ring” (in either the book or movie) when he, after great difficulties, has carried the evil magic ring from his home village, the Shire, to Rivendell, the home of the elf lord Elrond. 1,386 more words

Comparative Study?

One of the many things I’m struggling to decide, is what direction I should take my study in.
I really want to do a creative project in which I make, say a documentary, and accompany it with a 7, 500 word exegesis. 116 more words

University Of Newcastle

My Middle-Earth Adventure Part II: Blenheim, Christchurch, Mt. Cook & Queenstown

Last week I regaled you with my whirlwind tour of New Zealand’s northern island. I had an emotional experience at Hobbiton, marvelled at the geothermic wonders of Rotorua, lost myself on a country road on our way to New Plymouth, and spent much of my time trekking up the insanely steep hills of Wellington. 2,018 more words


Brum - Buzzing with indie authors!

Guest Blog from author AA Abbott (This article previously appeared in a slightly different form on Blogger August 27th 2014)

Brum’s always had a great reputation for making stuff – literally, anything – and lately, for fabulous shops and clubs, and a thriving coffee culture. 599 more words


This hidden door illuminates with the touch of your hand

This Lord of the Rings-inspired hidden door won’t take you to middle-earth, but a basement movie theater instead! 

In J.R.R. Tolkein’s “Lord of the Rings,” the Doors of Durin (also known as West-gate of Moria) were built in the dark cliffs of Silvertine Mountain and protected the great Dwarvencity of Khazad-dûm.  315 more words

Makers Movement

Us got to be kidding me

The game: Sutton United v. Bromley.
The ground: The Borough Sports Ground.
The conditions: frostbitten. I am typing this with my last remaining finger.

It was a cold, cold Tuesday evening in Sutton, and I was bumping, jolting and rattling my way down Gander Green Lane on the chilly 413 bus. 1,259 more words

NerdGirl Fashion

It’s a good time to be a female nerd. Once upon a time, not too long ago, there weren’t too many options for clothing for nerdy ladies. 692 more words

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