Tolkien Review

J.R.R Tolkien is well-known for The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings franchise. Those books are a huge part of what we know fantasy to be. My love for the series began in high school- first by the books and years later, by the films.

As a young student, J.R.R. Tolkien finds love, friendship and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts. Their brotherhood soon strengthens as Tolkien weathers the storm of a tumultuous courtship with Edith Bratt and the outbreak of World War I. These early life experiences later inspire the budding author to write the classic fantasy novels “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings

Similar to Man Who Invented Christmas, we got to see how Tolkien was inspired for the famous Lord of the Rings franchise. It is very interesting seeing it from an author’s perspective- due to writing novels myself. Lord of the Rings has four Hobbits- well Tolkien created a fellowship with four friends, the war inspired the Mordor battle, Edith represented Arwen, etc….The four friends all had some love in relation to the arts.

Actually, I was seeing images from the series that Tolkien drew- as in spiders, dragons, etc. I was actually seeing a new language being created- a new language is one of the “hardest things to create” in fantasy. I also was seeing names of characters and hearing one of the characters and saw the world of Middle Earth at times.

The only problem with this movie is that the family didn’t want it to be created- so a lot of criticism was found when it comes to the film. However, if you love Tolkien and Lord of the Rings, I still would see this movie. The trick is that it is hard to find a way to watch it. I really struggled with finding the movie- none of the streaming services had it originally, but glad that yesterday it was found on Amazon Prime.

Excitement in Musicals

Poem of Excitement in Musicals:

Strongest emotion when younger

Never really changed

Exactly the same as always

An emotion found in many ways

Found in experience and in show

The world of dance and spectacle

So comes with wow factor

Due to fancy tricks and dancing

But not always with dance and spectacle

Makes experience stronger

So allows all emotion to be worth it

Excitement in experience

Allows for positive experience

Not a negative one


Mystery Musical Plot #7

On to continuing my mystery plot series. Rules are as follows: I write a poem in regards to the plot and you guess what musical I am talking about.

Mystery Plot #7:

A story of transformation

A story of a man

Who changes his ways

Who transforms a town

In many ways

And falls in love

A story of music

In regards to a group of boys


Mystery Musical Plot #6

Time for another mystery plot poem. I will be writing a poem and you have to guess what musicals I am writing about.

Mystery #6:

A story of a man’s journey

To discover who he is

A story of a woman

Who struggles in life

A story of two lovers

Who are perfect for each other

A story of a girl

Who is brave and strong

A story of friends

Who stand up for what they believe in

A story of love in many ways

A story where characters impact each other

In beautiful ways

A story with amazing themes

Which make it inspiring


Mystery Musical Plot #5

I am doing my 5th mystery plot poem. I will have you guess what musical I am talking about.

Mystery Plot #5:

A man’s journey of discovering himself

Who goes through many adventures

Who goes through many things

To find his place in life

But is influenced by a playful and crafty person

Who might be leading him to do wrong things

Or head on the wrong path