Welcome! Please feel free to reach out to my on my talk page if you'd like to chat.
I'm especially interested in Arda's geography and the workings of "magic" in Tolkien's universe.
Tolkien books I own
I currently have access to the following Tolkien books:
- The Hobbit
- The Lord of the Rings
- The Silmarillion
- The Children of Hurin
- Unfinished Tales
- The History of Middle-earth
- The Nature of Middle-earth
- The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
- Dark Land
- Great Gulf
- Rings of Power
- Númenor and Downfall of Númenor
- Elven life cycle
- únat (created)
- Exiles (disambiguation) (created)
- Exile of the Noldor
- East Sea (major expansion)
Thoughts on Tolkien's legendarium
Tears unnumbered ye shall shed; and the Valar will fence Valinor against you, and shut you out, so that not even the echo of your lamentation shall pass over the mountains.
—Mandos, The Silmarillion, "Of the Flight of the Noldor"
Did you know that Tolkien never said that the Orocarni were inhabited by the four eastern clans of the Dwarves? Based on what Tolkien Gateway once said on this subject (across many articles), I used to think he must have said that at some point. I didn't realize the truth until I got my hands on The History of Middle-earth series and confirmed for myself that he never did. This is but one example of something I've personally removed from this website (and many other editors have removed far more fancruft that I have!).
Please don't add fanon to Tolkien Gateway. There's enough complexity and beauty in Tolkien's work to fill volumes without personal additions from us editors.