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Mae govannen, Collectors.

Although a majority of our writing focuses on comics, television, and film, the fandom that is nearest and dearest to my heart is Middle-earth. Today, we celebrate what is widely known as Hobbit Day, called such because it is the birthday for Tolkien’s two most famous protagonists: Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. If you’re secretly a Hobbit, or just really really really wish that Middle-earth was real, here’s a few ways to celebrate your favorite Bagginses in style. 

One of the reasons I love blogging is that I get to share all the amazing things I find on the internet, at conventions, or just when I move about life in general. A while back, I became acquainted with the Etsy shop of a Twitter friend, Ally (Tadeudz), and her jewelry is so lovely that I immediately contacted her with a request for a commissioned piece. She made me a lovely Black Widow inspired necklace that I’ve worn practically nonstop since receiving it.

Let me tell you a bit about Ally and her shop, Tadeudz Creations. Ally began making jewelry in early 2014 after a discouraging search online for a Supernatural charm bracelet. “Of the ones I found, none fitted the aesthetic I had in mind; most were very plain or masculine looking. I wanted something that would show off my nerd passion but would also be feminine and pretty to look at,” says Ally. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Or, if you’re not American, happy Thor’s day!

giphyThis year, I’m still thankful that Peter Jackson cast Martin Freeman as the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, and with the new retrospective trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, I’m just really filled with Middle-earth feels.

I recently rewatch the two Hobbit films and The Fellowship of the Ring while on a Air New Zealand flight to Los Angeles for BurCon, and, well, I’ve put a lot of thought into what my favourite moments from the Middle-earth films might be. So without any ado, here are my top 5 moments.

Riddles in the Dark

This is the most important moment in the Third Age of Middle-earth. Who knows long Gollum would have kept the One Ring hidden in his cave if Bilbo hadn’t been shoved out the door on an adventure and ended up lost in the Misty Mountains. Everything that follows from this point is because Bilbo has the One Ring. This is my favourite scene in book and it translated perfectly to film. Also, Andy Serkis’ Gollum is creepily perfect. 

I always keep a weather eye open for films being released near holidays (namely Thanksgiving and Christmas), and this year will not be a disappointment. Here are seven movies coming out before 2015 that look terribly promising (and I wish I had the money to go see them all).

*Please note that the release dates listed are for the US. If you live elsewhere, please click on the title to see IMDB’s listing of other dates.

Big Hero 6 | November 7, 2014

Ever since I saw the teaser trailer for Big Hero 6, I’ve known it was something I had to see. Not only does it look entertaining, but it’s the first animated film from Disney that is based on their recently acquired ownership of Marvel Comics. If you haven’t heard of the Big Hero 6 team before, don’t worry—it’s one of the more obscure comics, out-shined by the heroics of the big guys (Thor, Iron Man, that whole gang).

This came out just a few days ago in the US, so you can still be among the first to see the Disney/Marvel fusion. If you need motivation, just watch the teaser. Seriously, it’s the cutest thing.