Tag Archives: Tolkien

Day 13. M is for Mary

Marian devotion is one of those aspects of the Faith that tends to weird out a lot of non-Catholics, and even makes some Catholics feel uncomfortable. But for me it just intuitively clicks. Lumen Gentium, Vatican II’s dogmatic constitution on … Continue reading

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Hey, wait…

My blog title would actually make more sense if it were Res Studii et Ludi. That somehow has escaped my notice for almost two years. There goes my vaunted skill with Latin. I suppose by this point tradition allows for … Continue reading

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Blogging From A to Z Challenge day 24: X is for X thoughts

I. Careful readers might notice that my Friday and Saturday posts in this series are usually shorter and lower in quality than the others. This is because Friday/Saturday is the worst time of the week for me work wise, and … Continue reading

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Blogging from A to Z Challenge day 20: T is for Tolkien

Since I praised Chesterton in a previous post for this contest, it seemed only fair to devote a post to Professor Tolkien, another writer very important to me. The man and his work need no introduction, and it’s difficult to … Continue reading

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QotD: Why your fantasy novel is crap edition

Lars Walker: Trying to write “like Tolkien” without some degree of his scholarship is a project doomed to fail. Hit the books. (via Strange Herring)

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