Antipodean Writer: The One Ring

Antipodean Writer: The One Ring

Jan 15, 2017

  Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die One for the Dark Lord on his throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows...

The Family Line Part 117 – Hope Goes Forth

The Family Line Part 117 – Hope Goes Forth

Jan 12, 2017

Part 117 – Hope Goes Forth The sky, which was clear, blue, and beautiful, began to cloud in the north while Theomin watched. Around him thatched rooftops covered large stone walls of huts that were placed in a gaggle along thin dirt roads that stretched this way and that from hut to hut up the and down the hills which were laden with green grasses. Everywhere,...

The Family Line Part 116 – To Stem the Black Tide

The Family Line Part 116 – To Stem the Black Tide

Jan 5, 2017

Part 116 – To Stem the Black Tide “I know I have asked much of you as of late, but I must ask you one more time, ‘Who is with me?” Theomin said as he stood and looked out from his fellow Warriors of Eriador for a rise to arms. “Please,” he pleaded, “we must stem the tide of black that will be flooding over our lands.” They sat, each...

Critters Journey [50] Not all tales are yours

Critters Journey [50] Not all tales are yours

Jan 2, 2017

In the absence of treebeard Everwhite became stunned. It wasn’t the flash of white light which would soon follow. His friend which he thought had died appeared before his little twiggs. Two squirrels? What is happening? And this would be not the least of the stories that would unfold that day in Fangorn and its surroundings. Explore middle earth critters...

Poems of the Pine: The Waters of Isengard

Poems of the Pine: The Waters of Isengard

Dec 28, 2016

What will we find in Isengard now that that Saruman’s army has been defeated? Book 14 – The Waters of Isengard With the battle won We wondered how The traitor Saruman Would take the loss. With the king we headed To the keep of the wizard Where Galdalf would carry The council’s judgement.   Along the road The rangers we met So at last the Grey...

Critters Journey anniversary + Happy holiday

Critters Journey anniversary + Happy holiday

Dec 27, 2016

Critters journey celebrates it’s 1 year anniversary and christmas around the same time. The critter family grow to a whole menagerie with the new updates and Bingo boffins. As did the series itself. And we’re not quitting. On the background we’ve been working on several things which delayed the normal episodes (i always have difficulty ending...

The Family Line Part 114 – The Father of Evil

The Family Line Part 114 – The Father of Evil

Dec 22, 2016

Part 114 – The Father of Evil Smoke filled the room of the Inn of the Prancing Pony. Many patrons of the inn smoked their pipes as they loudly laughed and ate to their heart’s desires. They drank too. Many mugs of ale flowed into the room as the lady server brought mugs and mugs of them their drinks. Barlamin too brought many mugs of ale to the patrons as there...

Poems of the Pine: Helm’s Deep

Poems of the Pine: Helm’s Deep

Dec 22, 2016

It is now time for war. Book 13 – Helm’s Deep We rushed to the ford But Rohan fell back To the stronghold where Helm Hammerhand prevailed. Isengard’s forces Flowed from the North To prepare an assault To punish the Mark.   The dike was downed By Dunlendings and orcs Then the walls were broken By the unbearable force. We were forced to flee Into...

Embers of Hope Chapter I: Journey to the South

Embers of Hope Chapter I: Journey to the South

Dec 17, 2016

Zaradanoric sat up quickly in bed his chest hurting and his brow sweaty. As he gasped for breath he realized that it was the same dream that had plagued him for nearly 15 years. He relived the flight almost every night and this was no different. He strode over to the dormitory window and looked out upon Esteldin’s inner court trying to settle his heart....

Poems of the Pine: War in the Westemnet

Poems of the Pine: War in the Westemnet

Dec 17, 2016

We roam throughout Rohan helping where we can. Book 12 – War in the Westemnet With the city preparing For the southern road We went ahead To herald the news. There Ellen Fremedon Refused to care Till we killed the wargs That crept nearby.   Then we rode to Aldburg, Rohan’s old seat, Where decay had crept Into the crumbling homes. There we tracked...

Embers of Hope Prologue IV: Danger in the Dark

Embers of Hope Prologue IV: Danger in the Dark

Dec 16, 2016

             As they sprinted up the hill, a howl erupted in the dark followed by several others. This only caused the dwarf and boy to sprint faster up the hill. When they reached the summit nearly out of breath, Barain dropped his pack and drew his axe. Then he turned to Zaradanoric but saw that he already had his fathers broken sword drawn. The dwarf...

Antipodean Writer: Lost stanzas to: The Song of Thorin

Antipodean Writer: Lost stanzas to: The Song of Thorin

Dec 15, 2016

The following are additional verses to the song sung by the Thorin and the dwarves in Bag End: using the same rhyme and metre recorded in the LOTR. Far over the misty mountains cold To dungeons deep and caverns old We must away ere break of day To seek those things our fathers hold. Our fathers lived in halls and caverns erst Devoured by flame, of fates the...

The Family Line Part 113 – The Girl in Red

The Family Line Part 113 – The Girl in Red

Dec 15, 2016

Part 113 – The Girl in Red The morning in Bree was a misty gray one. Heavy fog fell upon the village and not could be seen further than only a few a few yards. They wet air hung heavy on all in the village as it felt as if a great sinister cloud fell upon the whole land of Bree as even the farmers in the lands surrounding Bree, Combe, Staddle, Archet, and...

Critters Journey [49] Returning tailspins

Critters Journey [49] Returning tailspins

Dec 10, 2016

Everwhite came across a clearing with a large number of ents talking. But it took a while before he could get a word in. Eventually they send him of to a cave where Treebeard lived. He had more experience dealing with fast speakers and outsiders. And with that he sets of again. Back into the foresty world he came from. He knew from tales that the ents were only...

The Family Line Part 112 – Cleansing the Village

The Family Line Part 112 – Cleansing the Village

Dec 8, 2016

Part 112 – Cleansing the Village The day was bright and the clouds were drifting along the sky. The sun had risen like it had many times before, bright and beautiful, clear and warm. The morning was a crisp cool morning in Bree-land. The green grasses and trees were just as bright as ever and the flowers bloomed with radiant colors. Yellows, greens, blues and...

The Family Line Part 111 – A Daring Plan

The Family Line Part 111 – A Daring Plan

Dec 1, 2016

Part 111 – A Daring Plan The hour was late, past midnight it was. The streets of the village of Bree were empty, save a few watchmen who roamed the cobblestone streets. They carried with them torches and brought with them their dogs. They bore red shirts over silver mail that stretched midway down their arms. The symbols on the front of which was a shield with...

Poems of the Pine: The Golden Hall

Poems of the Pine: The Golden Hall

Nov 26, 2016

We decide to cross the river despite the king’s orders. Book 11 – The Golden Hall Despite the ban We braved the ford And galloped to the king At the Golden Hall. There Gandalf healed The Grey-haired king And expelled the worm That poisoned the land.   The king decided To create a force To march to Isengard Where the menace dwelt. And named his...

Critters Journey [48] Scorched black tree down

Critters Journey [48] Scorched black tree down

Nov 26, 2016

Emerging from the depths of Middle-Earth Everwhite was strucken by the sight of a scarred and scorched landscape. This can’t be the great green Fangorn forest. Will he find the critters and Ents he was told would be here. Or have they moved on as well? Critters feed Don’t want to miss an episode, have a suggestion or a comment?  Follow the critters on...

The Family Line Part 110 – Tidings of Bree

The Family Line Part 110 – Tidings of Bree

Nov 24, 2016

Part 110 – Tidings of Bree The atmosphere in the dining hall was noisy; thick with smoke of the patron’s pipes. The smoke lingered at the ceiling of the dining hall as it wafted up from their pipes while the patrons gingerly talked and laughed through the evening. The server, a woman who carried four or five of mugs of beer in each hand, hurried through the...

Embers of Hope Prologue III: The Journey Ahead

Embers of Hope Prologue III: The Journey Ahead

Nov 21, 2016

            Zaradanoric awoke the next morning refreshed. As Zaradanoric ate breakfast Althanier told him that Barain would only be in the village for another day and they would need to prepare for their travel. Zaradanoric listened and thought then he remembered something. “Althanier, what happened to the sword pieces I was carrying? They are very important to...