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A new Spring from a new century (Tuilë XV 1) is upon us and it’s time to renew our wardrobes! See what has flourished in this NEW Q101 Shop Collection!

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Tolkien Astronomy

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One question we might ask ourselves when embarking on a critical study of Tolkien’s work is “are we just reading too much into a story?” Christopher Tolkien argued for the authenticity of such analysis: “Such inquiries are in no way illegitimate in principle; they arise from an acceptance of the imagined world as an object of contemplation or study valid as many other objects of contemplation or study in the all too unimaginary world.”

What we are doing is no less than the good professor did to himself. Tolkien wrote in a 1957 letter, “Naturally the stories come first. But it is, I suppose, some test of the consistency of a mythology as such if it is capable of some sort of rational or rationalized explanation.” Tolkien was ever mindful of the inner consistency of his universe, and that it was not utterly exempt from the rules of the mundane world in which we live. In fact, Tolkien stated emphatically that Middle-earth is solar-system-in-quenyaenvisioned as our world, in a time far before all recorded history: In a letter to Rhona Beare in 1958 he wrote, “I have, I suppose, constructed an imaginary time, but kept my feet on my own mother-earth for place.” In an earlier letter to his publishing company, he explained, “Middle-earth, by the way, is not a name of a never-never land without relation to the world we live in…. It is just a use of Middle-English middle-erde (or erthe), altered from Old English Middangeard: the name for the inhabited lands of Men ‘between the seas’. And though I have not attempted to relate the shape of the mountains and land-masses to what geologists may say or surmise about the nearer past, imaginatively this ‘history’ is supposed to take place in a period of the actual Old World of this planet.”

In shaping his vision of Middle-earth, Tolkien sometimes ran into “difficulties” of a scientific nature. One he frankly and openly admitted was in the area of biology: “Elves and Men are evidently in biological terms one race, or they could not breed and produce fertile offspring – even as a rare event: there are two cases only in my legends of such unions, and they are merged in the descendents of Eärendil.” Given his mindfulness of natural laws, one may ask did Tolkien incorporate astronomical lore and fact into his universe? The answer is, in far more ways than can possibly be explored in a talk of this length. Astronomy helped, and haunted, Tolkien as he set out to develop his universe – or Eä, as the Elves would say.

Inspired by the excerpt above, I wanted to dedicate an image of my own mind. Planets as we know and as elves knew when they walked on Middle-Earth. The universe fascinates me and they have a special place in my heart. I know very little but love it very much. Perhaps, just like the elves did.

Elvish Starmap

If you share the same love for the twinkling beauty from above, you can continue to read the excellent article written by Dr. Kristine Larsen, Professor of Physics and Astronomy of Central Connecticut State University here and check the starmap in full details here.

May Eärendil shine upon your path

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You never know how strong you are… in Quenya

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You never know how strong you are…

NEW sentence translated into Quenya!

(Requested by evi)

Learn now all details here or you can search about it and much more!

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600 sentences mark achieved! Wow!

You never know how strong you are… is the 600th sentence translated into Quenya…

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Even the smallest one … in Quenya

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NEW sentence translated into Quenya!

(Requested by Mary Yager and answered in 101 hours with EXTRA features through X101)

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Even the smallest person can change the course of history is the 590th sentence translated into Quenya…

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Korn, Kurt Cobain, Khamûl and all we have with K, K?

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And here it comes a major update in K page inside Poem & Prose section. Now it’s easier and quicker to check all the famous quotes from Korn, Kili, Khamûl, Kurt Cobain and others. Check now here

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Middle-Earth complete Filmography

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2 days ago, this baby was announced and by now every single Tolkien hardcore fan must be dying to get this one and proudly display it on your shelf among your personal collection.

Well, I am one of them. According to Amazon, next November, 1st, 2016, I can become one of the holders of this magnificent piece of collector’s edition. Within it, there is:

– The Limited Collector’s Edition includes 30 discs featuring all six Middle-earth films in their extended edition forms, housed in six stunning faux leather books and a collectible Hobbit-style wood shelf. The one-of-a-kind wood shelf is crafted from solid wood with design selected by Peter Jackson.
– In addition to the extended edition release of every film, the collection also includes all previously released bonus content from both the theatrical and extended editions.
– Exclusive premiums designed for the collection include: · Spectacular 100-page sketch-style book with replica The Red Book of Westmarch, filled with original film sketches and new artwork · Original reproductions of exquisite watercolor paintings by acclaimed conceptual artists Alan Lee and John Howe, framable and wall-ready.

Special features (doesn’t specify whether these are all from the existing dvd/blu-ray editions):

– The Hobbit Extended Edition Trilogy features almost one hour of additional footage that were carefully selected under the supervision of director Peter Jackson (THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES extended edition is rated R), and more than 34 hours of theatrical and extended bonus content. The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Trilogy features more than 2 hours of extended scenes, also selected by Jackson, and more than 33 hours of theatrical and extended bonus content. Bonus content from The Hobbit trilogy theatrical and extended editions will be included on Blu-ray disc. Bonus content from The Lord of the Rings trilogy theatrical and extended editions will be included on DVD disc. Additionally, digital copies of all films in their theatrical and extended edition forms will be included for download on Digital HD.

But how much? $799.99…..wow, dude…seriously? Well, can I at least choose the sword that is coming with it?

Wait, there are no swords included in that pack? So let me get straight…Tolkien fans are gonna be charged 800 bucks for movie discs…ouch!

I rather keep the ones I got in my collection so far…

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My own, my precious…

…and wait until they charge a reasonable price and stop sticking their elvish sword in my guts… 800 times over and over again…

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White Tree Awards IV

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Here we are once again, to celebrate Quenya, its passion and the beauty within its every corner! It took some time, but now White Tree Awards IV has come to highlight what we have best in the past 100 posts! Let’s get started and honor the tradition!

The 4th edition of this award celebrate the best post achievements between 10/13/13 and 03/07/16.

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Best Engaging

 The most famous poem of The Silmarillion full of anger and bitterness by Fëanor in the tongue it was spoken originally!

Best Commented

After all, reviews always bring enlightenment and debates, right?

Best Attraction

Packed with historic info about our own alphabet, this one is a must-read if you really love your a, b, c.

Best Rated

Lovely project that came to life and was told how and why by Troy himself.

Best Spread

Think about a world without Tolkien! Kind of a nightmare but a interesting exercise to see his impact on us.

And…

According to YOU, the best one of all is…

Best People’s Choice

From the undeniably most important book of all time, a poem by King David now available in the High-Elven language.

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Quenya101 Magnificent Lembas XIII

1389919459-0Here we are, once more, to bring you the recent updates in Quenya101 where you can have names, quotes, sentences all translated accurately into Quenya. Community is growing a lot here and I know for a fact that it’s way past my expectations and I cannot keep up with the sheer number of requests, but I’ll try my best and be the drop in the bucket! Let’s see what we got:

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New names

Liel

Dana

Adir

Naor

Lorna

Ilay

Jemma

Jannika

Kenny

Erin

Robyn

Ryan

Clifford

David

Colton

New famous quotes

Luke @ Luke 1:79a

Bilbo Baggins @ The Hobbit

Aleister Crowley @ The Book Of Law

Arwen @ The Two Towers

New sentences

Whoever defines himself restricts himself.

My lady.

Mermaid.

Begin each day with a grateful heart.

Grateful. Gratitude.

The best is yet to be, warrior of the stars.

I have lived a thousand lives.

I have lived a thousand lives and I’ve loved a thousand loves.

I’ve walked on distant worlds and see the end of time. Because I read.

Manners are what make the man.

I am with you always.

Give extra.

Do I dare to eat a peach?

If the people we love are stolen from us,

Multiple sclerosis fighter.

Gift of men.

She needed a hero so that is what she became.

New elvish dates

June, 6th, 2014

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Quenya101 New elvish year’s Lembas XII

elvish treeA new year has begun recently according to the Reckoning of Imladris (i.e. elvish calendar). We’re on XIV 143 the second to last year of this yén! Wow! Not sure of what that means? Take a seat, have a nice read here while you enjoy the very last updates from Quenya101 down below:

 

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New names

Brandi

Kari

Hale

Ren

Lee

Leanne

Abdullah

Noah

New famous quotes

 

Ed Sheeran – I See Fire

Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah

Gandalf @ An Unexpected Journey “…that keep the darkness at bay…small acts of kindness, and love.”

Rush – The Garden “The measure of life is a measure of love and respect,…”

Rush – The Garden “…so hard to earn so easily burned.”

Bilbo Baggins @ The Hobbit

Bilbo Baggins @ The Hobbit

Solomon, Agur or Lemuel @ Proverbs 28:1 (King James Version)

Rush – The Garden “In the fullness of time, a garden to nurture and protect.”

Luwin @ A Clash Of Kings

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien @ The Lord Of The Rings “With beating hearts and heads held up high.”

New sentences

Always in my heart.

Big dark love.

Love is a verb, fearless on my breath.

The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.

Life is a beautiful lie but death is a painful truth.

You are strong.

Bass clarinet.

OMNIA MEA MECVM PORTO.

Karma is a bitch.

Vána, queen of flowers, our garden behold.

I have stood for thousands of years and have not faltered; the day I met you, my legs shook.

Faith.

How we remember changes how we have lived. Time run both ways.

We make stories of our lives.

My heart is like a moon. It also has a dark side.

You were given this life, because you are strong enough to live it.

Only God can judge me.

 

Nuevas frases

Solo un momento de valor, solo una llama de calor triunfar caer.

New elvish dates

June, 13th, 2005

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Quenya101 Glamorous Lembas XI

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Glitter Lembas! Now you’ll never want to eat regular sloppy Lembas wherein there’s no glitter, no glamour, no shiny sprites coming out at the toilet…

Errr…..well, nevermind that… let’s cut to the chase and check the most recent hall of glamorous updates from Quenya101:

 

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New names

Amber

Ludmila

Luciana

Yannis

Yannis

Gerard

Ælfsige

Gerard (son of) Richard

Derrick

Reid

Claudio

Rodrigo

Jackson

Richard

New famous quotes

Legolas @ The Lord of the Rings

Aragorn @ The Return of the King

Katholische Academische Verbindung Lovania Leuven’s motto

Led Zeppelin – Ramble On “But Gollum, and the evil one, crept up and slipped away with her.”

Gandalf @ An Unexpected Journey

Thorin Oakenshield @ The Hobbit “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold,…”

Thorin Oakenshield @ The Hobbit “…it would be a merrier world.”

Aibileen Clark @ The Help

Bilbo Baggins @ The Hobbit

New sentences

As the eagles fly.

Our future begins now.

Stone

A safe fairyland is untrue to all worlds.

Live fast, time won’t last.

Blackness

Bee

Nuevas frases

Bajo el cielo, está un hombre sobre las olas del tormento…

Su más grande fuerza, su más grande flaqueza.

New elvish dates

August, 25th, 2014

January, 3rd, 2011

December, 29th, 1981

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Quenya101 Chubby Lembas X

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So much food to eat, so little stomach! Take your time, chew as long as you need but don’t miss all the good stuff here in Quenya101 lately. And there is so MUCH. Here they are:

 

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New names

Guido

Jorge

Marius

Gerard

Monroe

Carolyn

Lindsay

Aurora

Aurora

Blake

Christopher

Ælfsige

New famous quotes

MacManus Brothers @ The Boondock Saints

MacManus Brothers @ The Boondock Saints

Metallica - Blackened

Metallica – Blackened

Within Temptation - Covered By Roses

Within Temptation – Covered By Roses

Smaug @ The Desolation Of Smaug

Smaug @ The Desolation Of Smaug

Frodo Baggins @ The Fellowship Of The Ring

Frodo Baggins @ The Fellowship Of The Ring

Galadriel @ The Fellowship Of The Ring "May it be a light  for you in dark places, when all other lights go out."

Galadriel @ The Fellowship Of The Ring “May it be a light for you in dark places, when all other lights go out.”

Shinedown - Miracle

Shinedown – Miracle

Gandalf @ The Fellowship Of The Ring "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."

Gandalf @ The Fellowship Of The Ring “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien @ The Lord Of The Rings "Not all those who wander are lost."

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien @ The Lord Of The Rings “Not all those who wander are lost.”

New sentences

We cannot direct the winds, but we can adjust our sails.

Inspire!

There is no happiness equal to the joy of finding someone who understands.

Adventure.

Imagine.

The lone wolf dies but the pack survives.

We do not choose love. It claims each man as it will, and grips until there’s nothing left.

The past is seldom as we would have it. The future yet to be known.

Embrace the present and strike all else from concern.

Middle Earth.

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

I will either find a way or make a way.

Nueva frase

Para no perder tus recuerdos, guárdalos en tu corazón.

Para no perder tus recuerdos, guárdalos en tu corazón.

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Quenya101 Weekly Lembas VII

Lembas aliensOh sweeeeet Lembas who make us travel 480 hours on foot nonstop!

And sponsored by that same strange empowered Lembas, let’s head up to the lastest updates of Quenya101:

 

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New names

Benjamin

New famous quotes

Jay-Z – Young Forever “May the best of your todays be the worst of your tomorrows.”

My Chemical Romance – Famous Last Words “I am not afraid to keep on living. I am not afraid to walk this world alone.”

Kili @ The Desolation Of Smaug “Depending on whether you believe that kind of thing.”

New sentences

My God lives in poetry

If you knew better, you would do better.

You love my light, you love my dark.

The girl who waited.

New elvish dates

May, 24th, 2005

September, 8th, 2014

August, 9th, 2014

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