The Holidays Loom like Mordor, so Order! (Mystery Rhetoric Abounds)

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The Holidays Loom like Mordor, so Order! (Mystery Rhetoric Abounds)

Guess what folks?  We here at Ye Olden Precious Fantasy Webshoppe have located an old, crusted over scrape-y knife/screwdriver thing and popped the tin lid to the aging paint can that dutifully contains the syrupy but colorful goodness that is our clever, imaginative wit and spunky, over-verbose creativity!  Yeah, we did.  I did.  Someone did. … Continued

Saruman-O-Lantern: Lord of the Rings Halloween Fun!

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Saruman-O-Lantern: Lord of the Rings Halloween Fun!

My awesome woman is a carver of pumpkins!  She was Arwen for Halloween that year, and carved this spooky pumpkin for our annual Halloween party! Any of you have cool LOTR pumpkins? p.s. don’t forget, you can order our exclusive LOTR Halloween Art piece: “Moment of Evil: A Hobbit Tempted” (formerly Evil Bilbo) as a … Continued

Azog’s Tree of Gondor Back Tattoo! (New Azog Image)

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Azog's Tree of Gondor Back Tattoo! (New Azog Image)

  Azog’s Awesome Tree of Gondor back tattoo! Wow.  Pretty stylin’! But what would make him choose a grungy, punk rock version of The White Tree of Gondor for a back tattoo?  Right?   Well, his is a little less white than one would’ve imagined.  You know, maybe it’s not even a White Tree of … Continued

Happy Birthday Hobbits! Bilbo & Frodo

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Happy Birthday Hobbits! Bilbo & Frodo

Hobbit Hoedown! One more year.  They go so fast.  But now that day is here.  At last. It’s Bilbo & Frodo’s birthday!  Happy Birthday Hobbits! Today is the birthday of our two favorite Hobbits (unless Merry & Pippin are counted, possibly, you never know… what with “second breakfast” revelations and whatnot), Bilbo & Frodo, who … Continued

Aragorn Waxes Wise on World Strife

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Aragorn Waxes Wise on World Strife

Viggo Mortensen—an actor gifted with the ability to portray a balanced blend of gravitas, mystery, charm and nobility—recently took the opportunity to relate his take on how this big, beautiful world of people can begin to move past the violent disharmony so prevalent these days, and to build bridges that connect different-minded folk, crossing over … Continued

O. Bloom to Bounce to Oz Comic-Con in September

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O. Bloom to Bounce to Oz Comic-Con in September

Time Out Sydney is sending out a news alert! Considered one of the few, the proud, the pretty people, Orlando Bloom will be gracing the likes of what would be the Northernmost Continent (if the Aussies succeed in their secret plot of overtaking the global headquarters of the World Bureau of Official-sounding Cartography, or WBOsC, … Continued

NYTimes: ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Donations for A.L.S. Research Top $41 Million

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Looks like this is a bonafide Super Trend! Bard the Bowman was definitely on to something (see previous post) by taking the charitable Ice Bucket Challenge, then challenging fellow Middle-earth denizen, Gandalf (actor Ian McKellan) to do likewise. Today’s New York Times is reporting a whopping $41 million raised for ALS research! That is astounding, … Continued

Bard the Bowman Ice Bucketed, then Passes Challenge on to Gandalf

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Bard the Bowman Ice Bucketed, then Passes Challenge on to Gandalf

Shiver for charity! That’s what actor, Luke Evans did. Evans, who plays Bard the Bowman in the Hobbit films, and is reprising his role in the upcoming The Battle of Five Armies coming out this December, accepted The Icebucket Challenge, which raises funds donated to charities like the UK’s Macmillan Cancer Support, and the American … Continued