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Sunday - April 10, 2016 @ 01:47 pm CST



[Okay yes I admit I am a bit of a nerd. No I don’t sit and write fan fiction all the time. At least none I am willing to admit to…Never mind that. This is a story I have been working on for many years and recently decided to put it down into words. When it first started it didn’t stick to the original Tolkien idea of Middle-earth and had way too much of the script used in it. But I finally sat down and managed to find a perfect balance. Yes it uses modern day mixed with Middle-earth, which tends to be frowned upon in the Tolkien community. However I feel like my story manages to explain the holes that many try to poke into it. Plus it’s just a fun little project I worked on so just deal with it.

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Character          Meaning             Original          Meaning            Relationship

Rainel       Wandering Star     (Arodiel)        daughter of          Legolas’ Lover

Danika           Star

Arodon       Noble                (Othon)             warrior            Rainel’s Father

— Dregnir          he who runs away

Amargil         Earth Star         (Amargil)        Earth Star         Rainel’s Mother

Maidhfind        Pale Haired                                               Rainel’s Sister

Ruinruth          Fiery Red Anger                                          Rainel’s Brother

Amarwên         Green Earth                                              Grandfather

 

Summery/Plotline

Othon, meaning warrior, is a Sinda elf that immigrated from Doriath to Greenwood with Oropher. He was a blacksmith in Doriath, during the Second Kinslaying and the destruction of Menegroth, he served in the same “unit” as Oropher and on many occasions saved Oropher’s life. They were great friends and looked out for one another. Once they got to Greenwood and make their way among the Nandor and Oropher is declared the King, he then rewarded those of his people who had served him well and faithfully, including his good friend Othon.

Oropher gave him the name Arodon, meaning noble one, it was then Othon adopted this as his chosen-name. He was greatly proud of his nobility and before too long became cocky about it. He then married an elf named Amargil, meaning star, they had been friends for years and had both immigrated from Doriath together. They had two daughters and a son in which they named Arodiel, daughter of noble one, Maidhfind, pale haired, and their son Ruinruth, Fiery red anger.

Arodon fell in love with a human woman and began an affair with her. Something that was very taboo amongst his people. And he ran away with her abandoning his wife and daughter. His people then began calling him Dregnir, meaning he who runs away, which of course he adopts after his mistress dies of old age and his guilt begins. Arodiel being ashamed of her father’s actions decided to adopt the name of Rainel, meaning Wandering Star, Rainel being a variation of her mother’s name Amargil, meaning earth star. Amargil had always loved the stars and was the daughter of a farmer and thus was given her name. It became a tradition for mother and daughter to watch the stars. Rainel wanted to honor her mother she wanted nothing to do with her father.

Rainel was close with her mother and after her father’s dishonor, her people started to treat her differently. She was no longer happy in Mirkwood except for when she was with Legolas. Rainel and Legolas were great friends and became lovers and were set to marry. They grew up together and were very close. Though Legolas’ father had issues with Rainel because of her father’s dishonor. Rainel sometimes wished as though she was in a different world then the one she was in. Her and Legolas talked about running away from Mirkwood. Running away from the shame of her father and his father’s disapproval of their relationship.

Thranduil tries to run Rainel away from Mirkwood and Legolas, making it clear there is no future for them. Well Rainel leaves and goes traveling all this happening a couple hundred years before “The One Ring” Then during the start of the one ring/battle for middle-earth. Rainel then meets up with the fellowship after having left Rivendale and she is then part of the fight for middle-earth.

Though in the battle for Gondor Rainel is injured/dies and is reincarnated into the modern day as Danika, a name also meaning star, is a writer. She has had dreams of middle-earth and her best Friend Lexi believes it is a past life. Yet Danika does not believe until somehow magically Legolas appears and tries to make her believe to bring her back.

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Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3

More coming soon!

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Friday - April 1, 2016 @ 10:26 am CST



Okay, so my first Let’s talk episode was about misconceptions. To have a mistaken thought, a view or opinion that is incorrect because it is based on faulty thinking or understanding; a misunderstanding of those in the Gothic or heavy metal community. But in this episode we are going to talk about perception, a way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something; a mental impression, or more likely to perceive some thing incorrectly.

Two of my current obsessions is the Middle-earth saga and Tomb Raider. I have been obsessed with both since early 2000. But I wasn’t always that way.

Let me explain; back in 1996 the first Tomb Raider video game was released. I was about 5 years old at this time. And of course I was too young to even play games on the computer. And I remember for the next year or so of seeing these games on the selves at K-mart… Wow! That’s a store name I have not heard in a long time. We no longer have one of those near where I live… Do they even exist at all any more?

Anyways that’s not the point; I remember seeing them one right after the other with in 3 or 4 years. And I just remember looking at the games, not really giving it a thought, and I thought it looked to be the dumbest video game ever. How did I even know? I had never played a Tomb Raider game, nor had any one I’ve known play it. So how could I be certain that it was stupid? I barely even glanced at the box, and by just that glance I knew the game was stupid.

Course, cut to a 4 or 5 years later in early 2000, I would say about March, my dad brought one of the games home. Someone he worked with gave him a demo version of “Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation” one of those limited editions that only had 10 levels. Yeah it exist, I still own it in fact. I remember sitting down with him, as I always did, to watch him play his video game. I remember thinking it looked pretty neat. The more I watched him, the more I wanted to play it.

A while later he brought home the first original Tomb Raider game. I always loved watching Dad play video games. So I sat and watched him play it, some thing about the game just struck me. I fell in love with the game from that point on. I started playing it myself and I was super excited when my dad brought home Tomb Raider 3 and Chronicles. Course there were parts in the game that got to be too hard for me, so I would run to my dad and be like: “Can you help me get past this part?” He then told me after a several hundred times, “If you can’t do it yourself then stop playing the game.”

Haha, Dad got tired of playing the game for me. So that’s when I spent just about every moment on the computer playing these games in order to beat them. And finally I did, I beat the first one, TR3, the 10 level demo version of TR4 and chronicles. I was ready for more, course it took me several years to obtain the others in the series but when I did the wait was well worth it. I have beaten Tomb Raider’s 1-8 including Anniversary.

I have yet to obtain the new 2013 Tomb Raider Reboot, as I do not have an operating system that can handle it. But I watched it on youtube and I have to say holy… It looks awesome. I am so excited about the new one “Rise of the Tomb Raider” … That’s a story for another time.

My point is, I use to have a misconception of these video games. I perceived them incorrectly by barely even a glance. Now I am so obsessed, I own Tomb Raider’s 1-8, Anniversary TR1 gold, TR2, Gold, and TR3 gold. I even try to imitate Lara by wearing similar outfits, growing my hair out like her, I have the Angel of Darkness sunglasses, even just bought me a backpack at Target the other day just because it reminded me of Lara. The game I once thought was stupid is now my biggest obsession.

Same went for Lord of the rings; when I saw the trailers I thought “Only nerds and geeks are going to see that. Lonely nerdy boys and girls who can’t get laid will go see it.” … Yeah that was horrible I know, but I was only joking … Sort of …

I sat down one day and watched tv with my dad … Yeah I’m seeing a pattern here, it’s always dad’s fault I get into shit. hehe I’m a daddy’s girl, I do and like the same stuff he does. Anyways, he was watching the second movie “The two towers” yet again, a familiar pattern arose, I found myself falling in love. I even fell in love with the Blonde elf known as Legolas. Ahh Orlando Bloom! You are wonderful!

I then had to see more! I bought all 3 movies and from then on … Guess what? … Yup I was obsessed. Yet when I found out it was actually a book, I was reluctant to read it. I thought “I’ve already seen the movie, I don’t need to read the book.”

Cut to a few years later, I now have the books (Lord of the Rings, The hobbit, The Simarillion, and The return of the Shadow), I have the Battle for middle-earth games 1 and 2, I even play Lord of the Rings online. I created my own Elven character with a long family history. (I’ll post that later for y’all) And I even am learning to speak elvish. I am fluent in the written elvish script called Tengwar. Heck my current website theme is Tolkien/Elvish based. Haha!

So it just goes to show you can not judge a book by it’s cover alone! The two things I use to think were stupid are now my greatest obsessions of all time. Guess that makes me one of those nerds/geeks that can’t get laid. HAHA!

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Sunday - March 8, 2015 @ 01:24 pm CST



LastoBethNin

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Lasto beth nîn, tolo dan nan galad
[Hear my voice, come back to the light]

Some of you may recognize this line from the first Lord of the Rings film. This is what Arwen says to Frodo who is slowly slipping into the wraith world. It’s also what Elrond says when their in Rivendale.

Pronunciation

A = Father
S = Sad
O = Thought (new yorker accent)
E = Pet, Bet
TH = Nothing
I = Peter, me, eat
L = Clear
G = Give

T, B, N, D, all make the normal sounds.

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Sunday - February 9, 2014 @ 11:26 pm CST

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