Numenorean Defensive Works

Numenorean architecture was massive. Tolkien states that in the fashion of Egyptians, Numenoreans built very large things. This is shown almost immediately upon the Fellowship arriving to old borders of […]

What Is Watcher in the Water

Watcher in the Water is one of many shady creatures populating Tolkien’s Legendarium. Nobody knows where it came from, what its intents or even basic nature are. Even its appearance […]

What Makes a Good Sword

Quality of a sword is determined by its utility in battle. This utility is dependant on several basic characteristics (properties) of the sword, whose relative importance depends on the situation: […]

Mistakes in Lord of the Rings movies

Introduction This post will cover mistakes in the Lord of the Rings movies, as they pertain to the military tactics and technology. The greater mythological / worldbuilding mistakes (of which […]

Why Fantasy Avoids Gunpowder

Tolkien’s Influence In Tolkien’s mythos, the good guys never use gunpowder, or anything even remotely resembling explosives of any kind. This might have had to do with him having experienced […]

Marxists Coming to Ruin Tolkien

Tolkien’s work had remained free of Marxist infiltration for a remarkably long time, remaining true to its origins and purpose – all due to the steadfast gatekeeping by the Tolkien […]

Fantasy Anime – Noragami

Noragami is a comedy anime about Yato, a god without a shrine or worshippers, and a schoolgirl Hiyori. Yato got abandoned by his Regalia – familiar spirit / weapon – […]