unnamed In this guest post, Henry Herz interviews Emil Johansson about his website LOTRproject and their recent collaboration Six Degrees of Sauron. Emil (@LOTRproject) maintains LOTRproject.com, through which he shares creative projects related to Tolkien’s works. Henry (@Nimpentoad) and his young sons write fantasy and science fiction books for kids. Their blog is henryherz.com. Continue reading “Six degrees of Sauron: discovering the character connections between The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Silmarillion”

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LOTRProject One of our favourite geeky Middle-earth sites, LOTRProject, has a couple of new fun and interesting features to check out!

The first is a short quiz. Discover which character from The Hobbit you are most similar to. A Dwarf? A Hobbit? You may be surprised at the answer.

The second is a quite fabulous analysis of the amount of electricity that would be required to keep the LOTR movies’ Eye of Sauron going if it were an incandescent lightbulb. Although my knowledge of physics is sketchy, it’s an analysis worthy of XKCD’s Randall Munroe. Continue reading “Which Hobbit character are you?”