Tag: The Lord of the Rings

Adventures at Rhode Island Comic Con 2019

Adventures at Rhode Island Comic Con 2019

Posted November 18, 2019 in Around the World, Real World // 4 Comments

Hello everyone! A couple of years ago, I posted about my experience at Rhode Island Comic Con.  The TL;DR of that experience was that my feet hurt a lot, it was super crowded, and I didn’t enjoy it as much as I wanted to.  Of course, the flip side was that it’s such a cool experience and after my experience at BookCon earlier this year, I had been dancing around with the idea of trying the Con again. Long story short, a friend convinced me that a group of us should go et voila!  We ended up with a three day […]

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Burgers & Shakes for Everyone! – OR – Why Food is Such an AWESOME Element of Setting

Burgers & Shakes for Everyone! – OR – Why Food is Such an AWESOME Element of Setting

Posted August 5, 2017 in Reading, Writing // 10 Comments

I read novels to get immersed into awesome worlds. Okay, so if I really broke it down I would tell you that characters are awesome, plot is essential, love stories are annoying (I’M SORRY GUYS, I WANT MONSTERS NOT KISSING), and can magic please exist?  But the escapism element?  Yeah, that’s why I read in a single element.  Books are way cooler than real life. For people like me who would rather fly on hippogriffs than sweep the kitchen, having a strong setting that leaves room for the imagination is essential.  In my reading experience, this is best with food. DISCLAIMER It […]

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Voices from the Grave: Deaths of Beloved Characters

Voices from the Grave: Deaths of Beloved Characters

Posted April 4, 2012 in Thoughts // 0 Comments

Dealing with death in books is difficult.  Some characters are “expendable” and so as both readers and writers, we move quickly away from them.  Other, more important characters, need a moment of dwelling, and sometimes as readers, we need a moment to mourn.  It’s not as simple as putting the book down and walking away for a moment – as readers, we want that closure as we read.  This death cannot be in vain. Watching the Hunger Games recently has brought to mind the deaths of characters who demise was essential to the story, but still heartbreaking for the reader.  […]

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