This is a quick update from Nicholas Jon about the various things that have been happening in our world which prevents us from having a solid upload schedule. Have a quick listen. Video version originally posted on our Facebook page.
The Nicks answer your questions about what Dwarf women look like, why it's hard to get into the books, why the names are so similar, the eye of Sauron, and more!
Questions from listeners:
What DO Dwarf women look like? -- CHAPTER 13 The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion
Friends who like Lord of the Rings... help! I'm almost done reading The Fellowship of the Ring and am having trouble. When does something happen that draws the reader to the character? When does the singing stop? When does something of importance happen? I fully expected to like the books. Am I reading it wrong? Do I have too high of expectations? Why do so many people like it??
Why are all the names so similar?
Did the eye of Sauron ever have a physical body? And how did the eye come to exist
Why doesn't Samwise pay off Sauron with all the diamonds he got from Chester Copperpot's buried treasure?
Special thanks to our friend Harry Murrell for the use of his music. Listen to more and subscribe to his channel here. This episode was published on Harry's birthday! Happy Birthday, Harry, thanks for sharing your work with us!
The Nicks convene at the Green Dragon very late at night to discuss the chapter The Bridge of Khazad Dum - wherein Gandalf stands toe to toe, brother vs. brother with the Balrog "Durin's Bane."
Notes for this episode
OUR FELLOWSHIP STRIDES BOLDLY THROUGH DARK AND DANGEROUS CAVERNS.
WITH FEW STOPS. LESS FOOD. AND EVEN LESS LIGHT.
OUR HEROES STRUGGLE TO FIND THE PATH THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS
FEW THINGS KEEP THEM MOVING.
HOPING FOR LIGHT AGAIN
LONGING FOR WIND AGAIN
RUNNING FROM THE DARK
AND THE FEAR OF ENEMIES!
AND NOW THE TOMB OF BALIN HAS BEEN FOUND!
WILL OUR HEROES ESCAPE THIS DARK TOMB?
HAS OUR GUIDE SUCCESSFULLY BROUGHT US TO THE END?
OR HAS TRAGEDY FINALLY FALLEN ON OUR FELLOWSHIP?
The story in this chapter
It was very late when we got started, and we didn't flesh out our notes.
Sir Ian McKellen - How To Act: https://youtu.be/nyoWmkhRyp8
The Tragic use of the music from this scene... to sell a Superhero movie: https://youtu.be/wArmHSPIvlQ
The music from the Bridge of Khazad-dum - by Howard Shore: https://youtu.be/xDn-hc28aEw?t=5m56s
"Five Armies" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/