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The Very Secret Diaries

The Very Secret Diaries
Welcome! Here you may find the brilliant "Very Secret Diary" series by the wonderful Cassandra Claire. These are also published in her LiveJournal, but she was kind enough to agree to let your humble servant here publish them here. Enjoy! And do be sure to check out her LiveJournal. To receive email when ealasaid.com (which includes this site) is updated, please sign up for Ealasaid's mailing list. ~ Warning! These are also archived here. The Two Towers Aragorn, Son of Arathorn, Part 2TheodenLegolas, Part 2

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Writing With Elvish Fonts This is a tutorial for some of the fonts and tools that can be used for writing in Tengwar on a Windows PC. Contents Direct links to some notes in the text: "About installing fonts"; "A frequently asked question about TengScribe"; "A possible problem with Windows 2000 and XP". Grimm's Fairy Tales This book contains 209 tales collected by the brothers Grimm. The exact print source is unknown. The etext appears to be based on the translation by Margaret Hunt called Grimm's Household Tales, but it is not identical to her edition. The 10 Most Disturbing Books Of All Time In my younger days if I heard a book or movie was disturbing or hard to handle I generally took that as a challenge. Most books generally turned out to not be too bad, but occasionally I’d come across something that would leave me with a sick feeling in my stomach for weeks. I’ve largely outgrown this “genre” of late, but here are my picks for the ten most disturbing books of all time. Any one of these books is capable of leaving you feeling a little depressed at the least, and permanently scarred at the worst.

The Encyclopedia of Arda The Encyclopedia of Arda is a personal project - a tribute to and a celebration of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The site is evolving into an illustrated hypertext encyclopedia of Tolkien's realms and peoples. It already contains about four thousand entries, and we're constantly adding new entries and expanding existing ones. Inside the encyclopedia

An Imagined Girls Night With Katniss Everdeen, Hermione Granger, Bella Swan And Buffy Summers In celebration of the release of The Hunger Games in theaters, I figured there was no better way to welcome Katniss Everdeen to the pantheon of pop culture heroines, than by imagining what it would be like to be a fly on the wall during Girls Night. Clearly, Carrie Bradshaw was not invited. Buffy: Hi girls!

How to Create an Awesome Summer Reading List Here's my one bit of advice on the subject — summer is for reading stuff you *want* to read, not stuff you *have* to, or stuff you feel like you *need* to. I review books for my web site, and I can't say that I ever enjoy them enough to carry them to the beach, you know what I mean? That's a job. What I Learned from Harry Potter Harry Potter has been a part of my life since I was in high school. I've read the books, seen the movies too many times to count and my daughter is a huge fan. It's become part of who I am. I was sad to see it end. I cried at the beginning of the movie. I cried at the end of the movie. A Clockwork Orange Film critic, Pauline Kael, writes a lot about how little she thinks of Kubrick’s creation. Literal-minded in its sex and brutality, Teutonic in its humor, Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange might be the work of a strict and exacting German professor who set out to make a porno-violent sci-fi Comedy. Is there anything sadder — and ultimately more repellent — than a clean-minded pornographer? The numerous rapes and beatings have no ferocity and no sensuality; they’re frigidly, pedantically calculated, and because there is no motivating emotion, the viewer may experience them as an indignity and wish to leave. The movie follows the Anthony Burgess novel so closely that the book might have served as the script, yet that thick-skulled German professor may be Dr.

Imaginary Friends by Terry Brooks, Speakman Press Good, but not up to usual standards of Terry Brook's work This story is the basis of one of Terry Brook's most memorable characters that has always stuck with me since I first met him. The story starts out well but seems to have been finished in a hurry. Top Fantasy Books and Series : Sword Blog You are here: Home / Fantasy / Top Fantasy Books and Series Top Fantasy Books and Series-List of best 10 fantasy book series. Fantasy sagas i love the most. David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' Recreated As Children's Book [Read + Listen ComicsAlliance readers should by now be familiar with the work of Andrew Kolb. We’ve spotlighted the illustrator’s work a couple of times before, first for his groovy representations of The Walking Dead and other beloved artifacts of pop culture, and most recently for his work with some of comics, film and television’s most famous double-acts like The Muppets’ Bunson and Beaker and Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob, but in the style of carved wooden blocks. Kolb’s latest work is more ambitious, telling the story of David Bowie’s classic “Space Oddity” in the style of an illustrated children’s book. The tale of doomed Major Tom plays out in Kolb’s bright and retro animation style, giving a face to the legendary Bowie character and making the conclusion that much sadder.Released in 1969 and considered a classic today, David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” is obviously a reference to Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels to Geek Out Over - Half Price Books Blog - HPB.com If your answer to every question is 42. If you can quote the three laws of Robotics. If you want to say “my precious” every time you see a gold band. Then this list is for you. Mordor After the destruction of the strongholds of evil in the north of Middle-earth at the end of the First Age, Sauron fled southwards seeking new lands. At the end of the first millennium of the Second Age, he chose a land walled by mountains, and there built his great fortress of Barad-dûr. After Sauron settled there, the land became known as Mordor (the Black Land) - no record of an earlier name for this region exists.

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