We’re just about to Lothlorien, and it’s really exciting. I’ve got a few posts to take care of before we actually arrive, but it’s soon, I promise!
However, due to the nature of the “five miles per day” rule, I’ve discovered a bit of a problem. Having done the math, the Fellowship travels about 390 miles from Lorien to Rauros, where Frodo and Sam take off. At five miles per post, 390 miles is 78 posts, which is about 26 weeks if I stick to my schedule of three posts per day.
So here is what I think I’m going to do. Once the Fellowship boards their boat, I’ll take it at ten miles per day. This will give me 36 or so posts (13 weeks), which is a much more manageable number.
Of course, I can’t write 36 posts about their boat trip, so, like I did with Rivendell and Moria, I’ll be mostly revisiting Lothlorien.
I figure that I’ll probably have to come up with around thirty Lothlorien posts (six or so of the 36 posts will be devoted to what is happening in the story – Gollum, the Argonath, etc).
And here is where you can help.
What about Lothlorien and Galadriel would you like to see discussed? Is there anything specific you think I should focus upon, delve into, or explore? All suggestions are welcome and most are probably going to be needed.
Of course, I’ll be digging into the writing histories, and of Galadriel’s ever-changing past, but what else would you like to see?