“Frodo Wouldn’t Have Gotten Very Far Without Sam.”

Check out this fantastic piece on Sam Gamgee, readers! What Samwise Gamgee teaches us about courage, friendship and endurance MARCH 18, 2020 by John Tuttle Perhaps the most pivotal yet unsung hero of The Lord of the Rings is a little fellow by the name of Samwise Gamgee. He is the fast friend, follower, and supporter of Frodo … Continue reading “Frodo Wouldn’t Have Gotten Very Far Without Sam.”

Songs from The Hobbit Performed in A Capella

I recently discovered some truly fantastic recordings of various songs from The Hobbit* and The Lord of the Rings.* Performed by Peter Hollens a capella, some of the songs regain the vigor of their original writing by Professor Tolkien. His version of “There’s an inn” benefits especially from this treatment, as Mr. Hollens and a … Continue reading Songs from The Hobbit Performed in A Capella

The Reality of the Human Soul: How Sci-Fi and Fantasy Prove its Existence

Clone Commander Wolffe and his Wolfpack. One of the items which the Star Wars prequels failed to properly utilize was the Old Republic’s clone troopers. While the writers in the Clone Wars TV series did an admirable job of developing said replicant soldiers as characters, their focus derailed earlier points made by the authors who … Continue reading The Reality of the Human Soul: How Sci-Fi and Fantasy Prove its Existence