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About Me[edit]

Hi there, I’m GondolinFan, a Tolkien enthusiast who somehow stumbled upon Tolkien Gateway around 2009. Since then, I’ve used this site on-and-off as my main go-to for anything related to the works of Tolkien. Towards the end of 2021, I very tentatively decided to create an account and edit an article (putting aside fears of somehow doing something silly or “messing things up”) which I thought could be improved.

My goals here[edit]

  • Ensure all Silmarillion chapter synopses are of a high quality)
  • Clean up major Silmarillion-related pages that need it
  • The Lord of the Rings (film series) scene-by-scene synopses

Favourite Lines/Quotes[edit]

Lots! Tolkien has such a beautiful way of writing, and I think the film trilogy to a large part does him justice! Below are a few of my favourites, (which may end up being from adaptations too)

  • "A generous deed should not be checked with cold counsel" - Faramir to Pippin
  • "Then Beren and Lúthien went through the Gate, and down the labyrinthine stairs; and together wrought the greatest deed that has been dared by Elves or Men." - The Silmarillion, "Of Beren and Lúthien"
  • "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." - Gandalf to Frodo
  • "‘Many are the strange chances of the world,’ said Mithrandir, ‘and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.’" - The Silmarillion, "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age"

Books I've read[edit]

Books I plan on reading soon[edit]

Books I've dipped into[edit]

To do[edit]

Jotting ideas down here so I don't forget.

  • Beren
    • History - Celegorm, Curufin, Leap
    • Other versions of the legendarium
      • Tale of Tinúviel differences: Tevildo's kitchen, kitchen knife instead of Angrist, no Eagles
  • Elvish word article name consistency. See discussion at Talk:Man (word).