“Wait,” you say, confused. “What’s the first line on this page? Is the post title screwed up or something? Hey, your post glitched out!”
And, as such, this set off a moral dilemma. Do I blog about this page, or do I skip it and move on? It’s not text like I’ve become accustomed to. It’s a drawing.
However, there is a specific detail about this image: it’s Tolkien’s. He wasn’t just a professor, linguist, and author. He was also an artist. He drew the world of Middle-earth as he imagined it, making changes as he saw fit. This is one of his works. As such, it is a part of Lord of the Rings just as the text is. I decided to skip the Prologue, and not to deal with the Appendices, but this is a part of the main body of text. I will treat it as such.
Fellowship of the LATE: 30 pages
And it doesn’t get saved from that ticker. It’s still a page. It counts.
As you can see, there is some text on the page, although I count it as part of the image. The inscription on the door is clear enough to read. Some is in the common tongue, some in elvish, and we’ll dive into it when our heroes do tomorrow.
Today is more about the wonderment that is this drawing. Look! It’s pretty cool.
That above is the Lonely Mountain, and is a part of a series of pieces discovered that show the progression of Tolkien’s vision of the mountain. Small things change from work to work, such as the path of the river, as he changed his mind about them.
I might be distracted right now. Hail is pounding on my window like nobody’s business.
Anyway, the drawing of the door is neat, and gives an insight into this world. Not many authors do that themselves.
Ending note: I’ve finished Game of Thrones. The Season 1 DVD is on order, and I’m waiting to continue reading until that’s finished too. AHHHHHHH.