How Do We Go From Here? (Your Help Requested)

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).

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Camera: Argus C3
Film: Kodak Hawkeye Traffic Surveillance Film

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?

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5 thoughts on “How Do We Go From Here? (Your Help Requested)

  1. The general character of the elves ! Why are they so different in “The Silmarillion”, in comparison with “LOTR”, and also with “The Hobbit”? It seem to be one kind of elves in “The Silmarillion”, another kind of them in “The Hobbit” and still another kind in “LOTR”. Are there some significant moments in Tolkien’s treatment of the elves, while he was writing about them?

    • Yes! I’ve been wanting to compare the Elves in the Hobbit with those in the Silm. They have to be the same (since the Silm Elves existed long before the Hobbit), but they’re portrayed so differently. I will definitely look into this. Thank you!

  2. How about more on Celeborn? Not sure what specifically. He always feels like the cranky old man Galadriel got stuck with. (perhaps that’s too harsh–I just imagine him to be a “damned kids, get off my lawn” kind of guy)

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