In which Leif and Gersande react to the second episode of Rings of Power, "Adrift." We're talking orcs, Khazad-dûm, Dissa and Durin, lots of obscure Silmarilliony details about the Maiar (& the Sun and Moon!) as we revisit the timelines of the second and third ages, and more.
In podcast form, my partner Leif Halldór Ásgeirsson and I react to the new television series set in Tolkien's Legendarium. Together, we feel up to the task of assessing where Rings of Power soars as an adaptation, and where it might be falling rather short. (Transcript available!)
I carved out a day to virtually assist the Tolkien Society Seminar on Translating and Illustrating Tolkien's works. Here are a few things I learned:
A wonderful interruption to the drudgery of confinement this last weekend was the Tolkien Society Seminar on Twenty-first Century Receptions of Tolkien!