From Tolkien Gateway
Biographical Information
LocationUnited States
Edit Count683
Physical Description
Contact Information
Talk pagePachyderminator
lore-2 This user has an intermediate understanding of J.R.R. Tolkien's works.

This user is from the United States.

2y This Gatekeeper has contributed to Tolkien Gateway for over two years.

This user contributes using Mozilla Firefox.

Hello all! I'm a Tolkien fan with an interest in wikis, especially subject-matter wikis that have the freedom to cover topics in more depth than Wikipedia. I hope to be able to improve the coverage on this site in collaboration with other editors.

Current projects

Note: I am not trying to "claim" any of these projects! This is work that anyone can help with.

Tolkien books with no articles

I'm including here only books that are primarily about Tolkien and his work, or about Tolkien in conjunction with one or two other writers. There are many other books that touch on Tolkien studies in some way, which may or may not merit their own articles. Multiple ISBNs are included for different print editions if applicable, but not electronic editions.

Palgrave Macmillan

Luna Press Publishing

Kent State University Press

Tolkien Illustrated Guides (Simon & Schuster)

Pegasus Books

Lexington Books

Ahvô Braiths


Lexham Press

Movie scenes

Pages exist for every scene (actually every DVD chapter) in the Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings movies, but most them are bare stubs. I think they would actually be useful if filled in with a synopsis, list of differences from the books, etc. User:Turiannerevarine has already made a start on this.

In theory, someone should do the same for the Hobbit trilogy, but those movies are so bad that I can't work up any enthusiasm for the job. In any case, The Lord of the Rings should be done first.

Amon Hen

Ensure that all issues of Amon Hen have articles, and all articles have an infobox and table of contents.

Collected Letters expanded edition

Many letters in the expanded edition of The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien still need articles. This can be tracked by the number of redlinks in Template:Letters.

Long-term plans

Coverage of Tolkien studies as a field should be improved.

Articles that need to be rewritten and/or expanded:

Articles that need to be created:

  • Something on sex and gender in Tolkien's work (title, IMO, should be something neutral like "Gender", not "Sexism")