Friday, March 25, 2011

Holidays, Tales, and Photography- My Week

Mae govannen, mellyn nin! (Translation from elvish: well met, my friends. For anyone unfamiliar with The Lord of the Rings and Middle Earth in general, this is a traditional elvish greeting.) Friday is here, and that means it's time for an update on me and my life in general!

  • I have been reading a considerable amount of Tolkien lately, thus my elvish greeting. I have found out that there is something in Morgoth's Ring that isn't in The Silimarillion! What is it? Actually, it's two things: the tale of Finwe and Miriel and a long chapter on Elvish customs and laws. Granted, neither of these is particuarly exciting, but they are new and fairly interesting. I hope to make better time reading this, especially since the end of the month is quickly approaching.
  • As you can see if you look at my sidebar, I have a list of little-known or Lord of the Rings related holidays. I will update this list monthly. Also as you can see by looking at this list, today is the "anniversary" of the Battle in Mordor and the One Ring's destruction, both of which are found in The Return of the King. This could have something to do with the reason for me reading six or seven chapters of Morgoth's Ring today and greeting everyone in elvish. Also, tommorrow is Make-Up-Your-Own-Holiday Day! I have yet to figure out what I will be celebrating . . . please comment with your ideas.
  • My stories are going fairly well. I have finished part one of The Sacrifice, and in my unnamed story one of my main characters is having her world and her entire identity come crashing down around her. (Don't worry; that's a good thing in this case.) I am having a lot of fun with this story, since it involves a lot of mystery, mayhem, and ancient prophecy. (If anyone knows of a good word for "old" that starts with "M" and isn't "medieval", please let me know.)
  • There was a photo contest last night, and my pictures did not do well. I got no ribbons, and Daddy didn't get any either, unfortunately.
  • Christopher Paolini has finally written the fourth and final book in his fantasy series, The Inheritance Cycle! The last book in this series came out several years ago, and everyone who reads his books has been waiting (im)patiently for the fourth book. This book, titled Inheritance, will be coming out November 8 of this year. I can't wait! 

Well, that's about it for this week. Please comment with your holiday ideas, m words-for-old, and whatever else you want to say! 


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