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TV Podcast Industries
The Rings of Power Episodes 4 The Great Wave Podcast from TV Podcast Industries

TV Podcast Industries

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 66:25


Back from our holidays John and Derek are catching up on The Rings of Power Episode 4 "The Great Wave" and discussing it in spoiler filled detail. The Rings Of Power Episode 4 The Great Wave Synopsis Episode Written by Stephany Folsom with John D. Payne and Patrick McKay Episode Directed by Wayne Yip Series showrunners John D. Payne and Patrick McKay Based on "The Lord of the Rings" and appendices by J.R.R. Tolkien Queen Regent Míriel has a vivid dream of the destruction of Númenor by The Great Wave. With tensions in the city rising, the dream and its portents shape Queen Miriel's dealings with Galadriel and her decision to send her back to Middle-Earth and away from Númenor. Placed in prison Galadriel's neighbour, Halbrand, offers her some advice to slow down, understand her captors and be less confrontational with the Queen. As Pharazon comes to collect Galadriel for departure, she escapes to the tower to seek an audience with the true King of Numenor, Miriel's father. But the Queen is already there and takes the opportunity to show Galadriel the vision of Númenor's destruction in a palantír. Galadriel convinces Míriel to join the fight against the Orcs in the Southlands. As preparations begin for war Isildur pledges himself to the effort. Arrondir meets Adar, who appears to be a scarred elf from the Elder Days. Adar releases Arrondir, giving him a message to be passed onto the humans who have taken refuge in the old elven Watchtower. They have the opportunity to surrender and swear fealty to Adar. But with food running out, Theo and Rowan go scavenging back at their village, Tirharad. As Rowan is scared off by the Orcs they learn that Theo holds the dark sword hilt they seek. As Theo tries to escape from the orcs he is helped by Arrondir and his mother Bronwyn. Meanwhile in Khazad-dûm the Dwarves have found mithril and keep it a secret, but Elrond discovers the mine and swears an oath to Prince Durin to keep his secret. Heading back to Lindon with Elrond, King Durin III informs his son to discover what the Elves of Lindon are up to. The Rings of Power Episode 4 Cast Morfydd Clark as GaladrielOwain Arthur as Prince Durin IVSophia Nomvete Princess DisaIsmael Cruz Cordova as ArondirCynthia Addai-Robinson as Queen Regent MírielLloyd Owen as Captain ElendilMaxim Baldry as IsildurEma Horvath as EärienRobert Aramayo as ElrondDaniel Weyman as The StrangerCharlie Vickers as HalbrandNazanin Boniadi as BronwynTyroe Muhafidin as Theo Made Possible with Patreon TV Podcast Industries is made possible by our supporters on Patreon. You can follow and support us here: https://www.patreon.com/tvpodcastindustries Next Time On TV Podcast Industries... Thanks for joining us for our podcast all about The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings of Power Episode 4 "The Great Wave". We will be back later this week with our podcast all about The Rings of Power Episode 5. Thanks so much for joining our circle fellow Ringers we hope to see you again soon. Keep watching, Keep Listening and Keep sailing for The West. John, and Derek TV Podcast Industries All images and audio clips are copyright of Amazon Prime and their respective copyright owners. The intro music for our Rings of Power Podcast is an edit of Humanity and our outro is an edit of Cinematic Trailer both by Scott Holmes Music and used under Creative Commons attribution 4.0 license

Thinking Outside The Long Box
TOTLB 440 Fellowship of the Ring

Thinking Outside The Long Box

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 33:41


This is one of the few pop culture classics that I can remember actually going to the theater and enjoying. It's also a book that I remember re-reading right before the movie came out. Without realizing it, The Lord of the Rings might have been the biggest influence on my nerd tendencies. I fell in love with this series, as well as the different races of beings, the writing, and everything that made this fantasy amazing! We are talking about the first movie in the trilogy, The Fellowship of the Rings! "The future of civilization rests in the fate of the One Ring, which has been lost for centuries. Powerful forces are unrelenting in their search for it. But fate has placed it in the hands of a young Hobbit named Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), who inherits the Ring and steps into legend. A daunting task lies ahead for Frodo when he becomes the Ringbearer - to destroy the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom where it was forged." What do you do when you find out that one of the most powerful creatures is preparing to try and take over the world again? The only thing stopping him is a four foot Hobbit with a secret ring that needs to be destroyed. Well, you put together a team of course. Consisting of Hobbits, humans, Elves, & Dwarves! This first film is all about, and does a great job, of telling the intro story about who everyone is, why the rings are important, and why the one ring needs to be destroyed. It's just a small piece of the whole trilogy, but it's still a great start! If somehow you've gone this long and haven't seen these movies, now is the time for you to take a step back, and go watch them! SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts | Android |  Spotify | Pandora | RSS Tell us what you think! Leave us a voicemail at 970-573-6148 Send us feedback and/or MP3's to outsidethelongbox@gmail.com Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube! Support the podcast on Patreon! Credit - Doyle Daniels, Juan Muro

The Fellowship of the Mic

In Episode 24, Sach and Shan continue their weekly discussion of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power with episode 4 entitled "The Great Wave". What are your thoughts so far on the series? Write to us via our links from our website at www.thefellowshipofthemic.com Support the show

That Hobbit Shit
The Rings of POOer: Episode 5

That Hobbit Shit

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 37:40


Join Corey & Mike for an in-depth review of Episode 5 of The Rings of Power. A lot happened. Yup. A lot of things sure did happen. So hop on one of your five boats and sail to Middle Earth with us!Support the show

Daily Rings Of Power
Episode 25 - Spoiler Review of Ep.5: Partings

Daily Rings Of Power

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 27:26


Welcome to the twenty-fifth episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast! The fifth episode of The Rings of Power has been released. Just like last week, this is a concise review of the episode in less than 30 minutes. I cover the overarching story arcs, talk about my favourite elements and also discuss some interesting details I picked up on. I'll also be doing an in-depth breakdown of the episode with returning guest, Anna, next week. Follow us on Twitter for more Rings of Power content: @DailyRoP And subscribe to the podcast on your favourite app: https://linktr.ee/dailyrop - My Twitter thread on Gil-galad   Intro & Outro Music : She Moved Through the Fair by Sláinte | https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Slinte  Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com/free-music/all/  Creative Commons CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

And the Winner Should Have Been...
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

And the Winner Should Have Been...

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 73:04


It was topical and au courant when we recorded it, but not now! Yes, we took a look at the first two episodes of The Rings of Power. We're a bit divided on our opinions, but our conclusions aren't that far apart.We spoil things, I guess? But there isn't much that happens and it's only the first two episodes and we're now five episodes in, so...Show notes!00:00 Television instead of films02:10 Filling in for the lost Hobbit episode04:25 The history of Middle-Earth leading up to the beginning of the show08:37 Multiple plot threads established, Galadriel, Elrond, Harfoots, Durin, Arondir11:00 8 episodes in the first season, 50 hours total = 7 seasons?12:55 Moichandizing13:36 Popular opinion? Internet opinion?15:25 Bob finally says something about the pen17:14 The problem of Galadriel20:25 The show is an opportunity to get people invested in the broader lore, but it's changed23:54 The cynicism of casting very young-looking actors (Fun fact, Markella Kavanaugh as Nori is older than Elijah Wood was in 2001 at the release of FOTR)27:25 The third rail! Diversity!28:51 Quick pace of the plot29:38 Depiction of Elrond and Celebrimbor traveling: good or bad? (Digression on the name "Moria")38:50 Elves marrying humans ends badly? Really? Beren/Luthien and Tuor/Idril didn't "end well"?44:04 How to be rid of mice who are disturbing your sleep47:47 Mark talks about himself in the third person and has problems with the characterization of Galadriel49:10 Bob is a white knight for Galadriel (well, not entirely; a gray knight?)51:53 Valinor was a place on earth56:07 Bob forgets for a second that Galadriel was still banned because her participation in the rebellion of Feanor56:28 The Two Trees in Valinor58:10 Structural flaws1:01:20 Mark is the honeybadger: he don't care (about the characters)1:03:56 Gandalf? Is that you?1:09:43 Bob is checking out here1:10:02 Mark is still invested in finding out where it goes1:11:10 ConclusionNote: Oscar® and Academy Awards® are the trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This podcast is neither endorsed by nor affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Music:Intro and Outro music excerpted without alteration other than length and volume from AcidJazz by Kevin McLeod under a Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0) license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode

Ketchup in the Living Room
Where Was Ketchup When The Living Room Fell

Ketchup in the Living Room

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 157:21


This week Mikey & Jeremy Ketchup on Quantum Leap, Short Circuit, and The Patient. They also discuss Orcs, Elves, and the wardrobe of Middle Earth. 

Bald Move TV
Dug Too Deep: The Rings of Power Podcast - S01E05 - Partings

Bald Move TV

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 99:12 Very Popular


A.Rondork and Jimbella are here to tell you about the good moments and a few moments to grumble about. Some speeches come a bit short of Independence Day level of inspiration, but nothing comes close to the magic of the relationship between Elrond and Durin. When Galadriel isn't writing checks she can't cash, she and the other Elves seem to be operating in stark black and white. So where does that leave the characters? Find out in this episode of Dug Too Deep.  Want more lore? Check out the Lorehounds and get the inside scoop for all things Middle Earth.  Got feedback? Send us a message at dugtoodeep@baldmove.com. Hey there! Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the Club! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

For College Catholics
79 Frodo and The Waybread of the Elves

For College Catholics

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 14:40


Can bread actually turn into real flesh at the words of a priest? Can wine actually turn into blood? Yes, it can… and it actually did! Today, I share some insights on what are the Eucharistic Miracles, and I speak particularly on the miracle of Lanciano and the miracle of Orvieto. And how St. Thomas Aquinas wrote his famous hymns in honor of the Eucharist.   - Here is a good article on the miracle of Lanciano: Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano (therealpresence.org) - Here is a good article on the miracle of Bolsena-Orvieto: Eucharistic Miracle of Bolsena-Orvieto, Italy (therealpresence.org) ; - Regarding the Hymns written by St. Thomas Aquinas for the Feast of Corpus Christi, they are the following: Adoro te Devote; Lauda Sion Salvatorem (which is the Sequence for today's Mass); Sacris Solemniis (including its sixth stanza, the Panis Angelicus); Pange Lingua Gloriosi (including its last two stanzas, the Tantum Ergo); and Verbum Supernum (including its last two stanzas, the O Salutaris). - More info on this can be found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church #1322-1419 - Biblical quotations: John 5:52 and following (“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood…”); Lk 22:14-20 (Last Supper); Mk 14:22-26; 1Cor 11:23-27. - Fr. Patrick Wainwright is a priest of Miles Christi, a Catholic Religious Order. - Visit the Miles Christi Religious Order website: https://www.mileschristi.org - This Podcast's Website: https://www.forcollegecatholics.org - To learn about the Spiritual Exercises (silent weekend retreat) preached by the Priests of Miles Christi, visit: https://www.mileschristi.org/spiritual-exercises/ - Recorded at our Family Center in South Lyon, Michigan. - Planning, recording, editing and publishing by Fr. Patrick Wainwright, MC. - Gear: Shure MV7 USB dynamic microphone. - Intro music from pond5.com

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 15 - The Ring Goes South

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 63:40


AnUnexpectedJourney.shop is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. After the Council, the hobbits gather to talk about the situation. Merry and Pippin insist that if Sam is going to accompany Frodo, they want to come, too. Meanwhile, Elrond is sending out scouts to gather intelligence, and they are returning with news. It looks as if Frodo and whoever goes along will set out just as winter begins. In particular, it is important they not set out until they get news of what became of the Black Riders, because they lost their horses at the ford. Once it seems clear the Black Riders—the Nine—are at least temporarily out of the picture, Elrond summons the hobbits and asks Frodo if he is still willing to go to Mordor. Besides Sam, Elrond appoints Gandalf, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir, and finally, Merry and Pippin. This makes a Company of nine: "the Nine Walkers shall be set against the Nine Riders that are evil." They are to leave in seven days. In preparation for the journey, the Elves forge the broken pieces of Narsil into a new sword for Aragorn named Andúril. Bilbo gives Frodo a sword—Sting—and a Dwarf-made shirt of mail made of mithril, a rare metal prized by Dwarves. Frodo puts the mail under his clothing. Boromir blows a great horn. Bill, the pony bought from Bill Ferny, is made ready. The Fellowship sets off and soon comes to a mountain range. They plan to cross by climbing the Redhorn Gate—a pass through the mountains on the far side of one high peak—Caradhras. They are overtaken by a flock of crows of a particular type known to be from Fangorn Forest. As they ascend, they find the going more and more cold and snowy. Finally, they must turn back, or risk freezing to death. The Fellowship of the Ring: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Phil Dragash. Art by Jian Guo.

The Dive Down
Episode 191: My Sweet Lord(s): Goblins vs Merfolk vs Elves

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 95:30 Very Popular


The introduction of three new lords in Dominaria United was all the incentive we needed to do a tribal week on The Dive Down. We tested some Modern and a Pioneer deck featuring Leaf-Crowned Visionary, Vodalian Hexcatcher, and Rundvelt Hordemaster for another edition of Sleeve Believe Heave. We also kick off the show with a preview of NRG Minneapolis by looking at the recent Modern results from the LMS Paris Grand Open Qualifier. Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Check out our sponsor Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code THEDIVEDOWN15 for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Get 10% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN15" And now receive 8% off your order of paper cards from Nerd Rage Gaming with code "DIVE8" at https://www.nerdragegaming.com/ Timestamps: 3:55 - Housekeeping 7:13 - The Break Down - NRG Minneapolis preview 10:16 - Talking about the Modern Grand Open Qualifier data 26:22 - What are we thinking about NRG Minneapolis 34:53 - The Four Horsemen 37:44 - The Dive Down begins - Stan with Leaf-Crowned Visionary in Elves 56:22 - Shane with Vodalian Hexcatcher in Merfolk 1:15:47 - Dave with Rundvelt Hordemaster in Goblins 1:34:00 - Closing out Links from this week's episode: NRG Series Trial Weekend Minneapolis: https://articles.nerdragegaming.com/event/nrg-series-15000-trial-weekend-minneapolis-mn-2/ LMS Paris Data: https://twitter.com/mtg_data/status/1571942341631516672 GB Elves Modern: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/5105536#paper Pioneer: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/5088823#paper Modern Merfolk: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/5105541#paper Modern Goblins: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/5073113#paper Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown

Freedom, Books, Flowers & the Moon
Vaccines On Stage, Elves On Screen

Freedom, Books, Flowers & the Moon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 43:27


This week, we talk to Jonathan Spector about the European premiere of his play at the Old Vic; and Dimitra Fimi unpacks what's behind the new tv series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.Eureka Day, The Old Vic, London, until October 31The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Amazon PrimeProduced by Charlotte Pardy Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Spirit Girls with Jessica Reid
EP 185 : Fairies, Pixies & Dragons - How Working With The Elementals Has Changed My Spiritual Practice!

Spirit Girls with Jessica Reid

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 36:43


Hey Spirit Girls!Over the last year I've felt a huge transition from working with the starbeings to exploring my connection with the elementals (Fairies, Pixies, Elves, Nymphs, Dragons etc.) and it has totally changed my spiritual practice!I still love the cosmic energetics of the starbeings (of course) but I'm feeling a lot more nourished by the earthy, Delicate & Playful frequency that the elementals offer,It's also a transition that I've seen in the collective consciousness, Needing to 'land' the influx of downloads we've been getting from the higher dimensions, So if you feel drawn toward these beings...In this episode I'm sharing about:- How I connect with the elementals - Energy sourcing from the elements - Aura practices with the Fairies- Potions, Creativity, Dancing & Growing greensAs well as a channeling from the elementals for you to enjoy at the end!If you'd like to join my in person Fairy Circle, Tickets are available here: bit.ly/fairycircleticketAs well as the link to access 'The Spirit Experience' which I mentioned in the episode : https://www.jessicareidonline.com/the-spirit-experienceLove,Jessie x

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 14 - The Council of Elrond

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 97:04


AnUnexpectedJourney.shop is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. The next morning, Frodo wakes up early and meets Gandalf and Bilbo as he walks about the grounds of Elrond's house. They attend the Council together with Sam following behind, though he was not invited. There are many there already, including Elrond, Glorfindel, and Strider/Aragorn, as well as Men, Elves, and Dwarves unknown to Frodo. Glóin, one of the Dwarves, shares that a horseman from Mordor had come to them, asking about hobbits, and promising them magic rings of power if they showed Sauron friendship. Glóin has been sent to warn Bilbo that the Enemy is seeking him and his Ring. Elrond says the purpose of the Council is to answer the question of what is to be done with the Ring Sauron seeks. At this point, Elrond shares the entire history of the Ring, and how, in the Second Age of the world, Sauron forged the One Ring in secret to control all other rings of power, which had been made for use by Elves, Dwarves, and Men. He tells of how Gil-galad and Elendil fought Sauron and overthrew him, and how Isildur cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand. However, rather than destroy the Ring, Isildur claimed it as his own and was soon "betrayed by it to his death." The shards of Narsil, Elendil's sword, were given to Isildur's heir Valandil. The One Ring was lost, and in its absence, the Elves used their three rings to make beautiful things. The finding of the One Ring threatens all of these beautiful things, Elrond tells them. Boromir, a Man of Gondor, then tells his tale. Because Gondor is near Mordor, the growing power of the Enemy has already begun to affect that land. Amidst these rising tensions, Boromir and his brother Faramir (the sons of Denethor, Steward of Gondor) both have had the same prophetic dream, and they do not fully understand what it means. He has come to seek Elrond's wisdom on the matter. One of the references in Boromir's dream is to the "sword that was broken." Aragorn stands and displays his own sword, which everyone can see is broken in two pieces. When Boromir asks him who he is, Elrond interrupts, saying Aragorn is "descended through many fathers from Isildur Elendil's son of Minas Ithil." Aragorn reveals the sword is Narsil, and asks Boromir, "Do you wish for the House of Elendil to return to the Land of Gondor?" Bilbo interrupts, and so Elrond calls upon him to tell his part of the story next. He describes how he found the Ring: he had engaged in a game of riddles with Gollum, who had accidentally dropped the Ring, only to be picked up by Bilbo. Then Frodo tells of all that had happened since he acquired it. Both Legolas and Gandalf fill in gaps in understanding: first, Legolas tells the Council, Gollum, who had been held captive by the Elves, has escaped; then, Gandalf tells how Saruman, the head of the wizards' council, has betrayed them and seeks the Ring for his own use. Indeed, Gandalf reveals, Saruman imprisoned him on the pinnacle of Orthanc before he was rescued by an eagle. Then the assembled Company debates what should be done with the Ring. Some would like to hide it, or throw it in the sea. Boromir suggests using it for good ends. Elrond maintains the Ring cannot simply be hidden; it cannot be used for good; it must be destroyed in the fire of its forging. It is unclear who will take up this task, but finally Frodo says he will take the Ring to Mordor to destroy it. Elrond says Sam may go with Frodo. The Fellowship of the Ring: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Phil Dragash. Art by Jian Guo.

Using the Whole Whale Podcast
Pooh & Public Domain Creative Opportunities | MarketingArtfully.com

Using the Whole Whale Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 56:06


The copyright on Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne officially moved into the public domain this year. What does that actually mean?  How might nonprofit's use public domain characters like this to help tell their story? Tara Jacobson is the owner of MarketingArtfully.com with over 20 years experience in the marketing industry. She helps us break down what is possible and comes up with creative ways nonprofit causes might use the IP.    Resource links A lot of websites were shared on this awesome episode, here are the URLs mentioned. Creative Commons Trademark/Copyright search TESS RedBubble.com https://creativemarket.com/  https://morguefile.com/  https://fiverr.com Canva.com Openai.com Public Domain Story List MarketingArtfully.com https://artsyfartsylife.com/    About Tara Jacobson Tara Jacobson is the owner of MarketingArtfully.com with over 20 years experience in the marketing industry which translates into highly successful marketing systems for her “DIY” and entrepreneur clients. Tara's strong history in Psychology, Entrepreneurship, and Creativity, combined with her 100 miles per hour, “tell it like it is” personality have earned her the title “The Queen of Marketing Ahhh's” from her raving fans. Tara brings a true small and medium sized business perspective to her work. She has talked with over 1,000 small biz owners about their goals, plans and dreams, helping them to grow and make sure that their marketing increases their intended efforts!   Rough Transcript   [00:00:00] George: We have a very interesting guest who is, I'll just say it very brave because she is coming in because I reached out to her completely cold, like completely cold. I'm sitting there looking up information about creative ways of using public domain characters and works and none other than marketing, artfully.com. [00:00:50] And then I reached out to the owner and Tara Jacobson was nice enough as the owner of marketing, fully marketing artfully com. She has over 20 years experience in the marketing industry, but is, I would say coming at this as an outsider to the nonprofit and social impact industry in her work with over thousands of small and mid-size businesses and in this world. [00:01:13] Tara, can you tell us maybe a bit more about your work and what. [00:01:18] Tara: So I started internet marketing and making websites with like dream Weaver and all of that back in the day. Merge two, I was a realtor for a couple of years. That was interesting. And then I owned a marketing company for years and one of the reasons why I got so interested in. [00:01:37] More so trademark and copyright and later on, interested in public domain is because it's I believe it's $600. You get fined as a business. If you use somebody's copyrighted or trademarked work and it's $10,000, if you do it for a client. So I was like, I have always bought every picture I've ever owned. [00:02:04] I've always had. Oh shoot. What it was called, where the domain of where you got your things and yeah. You sourced the information and yeah that to me was super important years ago when I was posting things for people, making social media graphics, things like that. [00:02:23] And I got really interested in it. So we're gonna talk today. I'm gonna give you a little course in all of the D. Terms that are gonna come up. And then I love that we're gonna brainstorm some ways that nonprofits can use 'em the only nonprofit I've ever been involved in was the Colorado house rabbit society. [00:02:49] I do have a blog post on my website about how to get volunteers, cuz they were really bad at it. And so I did I did write them a blog post on how to get volunteers, but I haven't worked tons with nonprofits, but I've worked with all kinds of businesses over the years, small businesses and medium size SSEs and small business. [00:03:13] George: Yeah. And I think that's helpful context too, to say, like what's at stake. Why do I care about this on one end? There's the penalty side, which is frankly, not as much fun as the creative, which we'll get to, but I'll just say from personal experience, we had interns writing content at whole whale. [00:03:32] Seven years ago, I get this email from it's like a take down notice, but also basically we used like a picture of a squirrel with some nuts that somebody just Google. Just Google the image and the content really wasn't used at all. And we got fined. I will say I, I can't officially say, but it is in the thousands of dollars for a picture, an intern put on our website like a decade ago. [00:03:57] Like it's very real what you're talking about and very painful. So I think your note, I'll just put an exclamation point on. It's worth checking because the algorithms that people have for quickly searching and scanning websites have improved for scanning for this type of copyrighted work, all righty onto you. [00:04:17] What, and there's [00:04:18] Tara: so much available for free or a very little money. I'm gonna explain the difference, how you get super free stuff, and then how you get like really tiny money. And to me, tiny money is under $10. Maybe not under $300, I'm talking tiny money. So we're gonna start off by talking about what trademark is. [00:04:47] So trademark gets talked about a lot and trademark is just the words. So you, so Nike's swoosh. The picture of it is copyrighted because it's an image, but the word just do it is trademarked and you can't use those kind of terms. What you're talking about with the creative and the marketing, and maybe pictures for blogs and maybe pictures for things to sell or images for things to sell. [00:05:17] Is called copyright because copyright covers artistic things like pictures poems, books, things like that. And things come out of copyright. I looked it up after 70 years. So things before 1924 are in the public domain right now. And something super exciting came into the public domain this year, which was the original poo bear. [00:05:46] And [00:05:47] George: all the characters, right? So everything from the mil books are public domain. [00:05:53] Tara: Yeah. And there's illustrations of P bear and EOR and the hundred acre words and things like that, that people truly have a heartfelt connection to. So if you're talking about doing something that is going to help a nonprofit, you're not looking for something that's going to. [00:06:16] Be mercenary or something like that. You want something that people can go back to their childhood and think, oh my gosh, it's poo bear. I love poo. And there's a whole list of and you can put a link on it. I have a whole list on my website of stories that are in the public. So Rapunzel, Rapunzel it down. [00:06:47] Your hair is in the public domain. So that is something that people can use. Oh, we have to talk about public domain too. But that is a story that people can use. What they can't use is tangled. Tangled is the dignified version of. Yeah, Rapunzel, let down my hair. So what you wanna do is you wanna make sure that anything you're looking to use, there's a database. [00:07:19] It's the PT, PTO database. It's called test T E S S. If you just search test on. Google, they have a way to search for it. And you put in only look for live ones. So if you look for live and dead ones, then you're gonna get a lot. But we only care about the ones that are live right now. And so you can find out if something is in the public domain is a avail, is copyrighted or not. [00:07:46] Now public domain is way more just than things that have gone on a copyright or that aren't trademarked. There are things called creative commons where an artist or a writer or people like that will take their items and file them as creative commons. Now you want what's called creative commons. Oh zero zero. [00:08:12] And that means they hold no They don't have any license on it. Where if it's just like a plain creative comments, a lot of times they'll exclude a commercial license, even though you're a nonprofit, if you're selling something commercially, that would be violating the terms of that license. And you can find all kinds of things doing that search for pictures, for your website, for things like that. [00:08:38] Now there are places that say they. Creative commons things like morgue file has a lot of pictures on it. It's just one of the places. And, but they don't have a vetting process. They rely on the people, uploading the pictures to do it. So we're gonna talk for just a wee minute about why sometimes it's better to purchase it than not. [00:09:05] Okay. Even if you're using something that's in the public domain. So we're gonna talk about poo. Because I love him and absolutely but you could go, you could grab a book off the shelf. You could download that you could scan that image. You could fix all of the little problems with a graphic. [00:09:29] Program like Photoshop and make sure it's in the proper condition to use on a t-shirt or use on postcards or things like that. Or you can go to a place like creative market where somebody has already done that for you. Like an artist has already done all those steps. And you buy it with a commercial license. [00:09:52] Usually they're about $11, I think, to get like a set of P bear images. Alison Wonderland is in the public domain. So you can use Alison Wonderland. Now they have, somebody has trademarked Allison Wonderland on t-shirts. So you still, even if it's in the public domain, you always wanna go check the trademark database. [00:10:14] It's not, there's no like blanket, these are all safe and these are not all safe. You always wanna go and check. So does, [00:10:22] George: so the trademark database, what does that look like? Is that tests or is that a different that's test? Yeah, no [00:10:27] Tara: that's tests and all you do is you put you put in Alison Wonderland in tests and click live and click search, and then it'll show you what category of things are. [00:10:42] Ex like you have to exclude. So say it says t-shirt clothing. I can't remember what's all in that category, but you could make greeting cards. Nobody's trademarked that for greeting cards. So that's why you wanna check. So even if you think, oh my gosh, Allison wonderlands gone. It doesn't mean it is. [00:11:04] If you're not using it on the thing, they've trademarked it for. And I have such a good example that I looked up for you. So the word elf. Is trademark for lighters, photography, backdrop, and amplifiers three different categories. You can't use it for that. But as of right now, if you wanted to use it on a t-shirt you be, it's not just the, you're gonna put a picture of an L on a t-shirt and you're and for nonprofits, you may be able to avoid some of these problems, because you're functionally selling. to your constituents rather than as much trying to sell internationally. Sometimes you may wanna sell internationally, but if you're doing a fundraiser internally and you're not gonna be advertising it online or in a huge way, then you may be able to get away with it. [00:12:08] If they do send you a cease desist, then you have made commercial money on it though they can claw back that money. So it's worth looking. [00:12:16] George: Yeah this complicates it a bit more because prior to even you saying that, I just assumed if it's in the public domain, I'm looking at a picture of Winnie the poo. [00:12:26] Somebody could have trademarked that on a t-shirt. So I'm like, oh, I can spin up my t-shirts with Winnie the poo on it. [00:12:32] Tara: No, they can't trademark the picture of Winnie the poo they could tra they could, and they can't copyright it because the copyright belongs to AA. So Uhuh, the original artwork is in the public domain. [00:12:49] What they could do is, and it would take 'em a while to do it, cuz they have to show the first time the trademark, the word was used in the public and then they have to pay money to get it. It's about 12, $1,200 to get the trademark and then they have to go through a whole process where it's vet. So you and they won't go backwards. So if you were to sell a Winnie, the POH says, Winnie the poo, it's the poo bear old P bear you're done. And in two years, somebody trademarks Winnie the poo and you had used it. They don't go backwards. Does that [00:13:26] George: help at all? You know what it helps with reminding folks that just because it's on that list, you should double check the database, especially if you're going to put marketing power behind it, putting it on products and as you go to use it, but. [00:13:40] Again, though, is a massive shopping list because there are some edge cases maybe you can't put poo on a lighter, but [00:13:50] Tara: no, you can't put, you can't put an El on a lighter [00:13:53] George: I know let's get your, let's get it straight. Elves, not okay. Poo, like we'll just memorize whole thing. Poo's good. He's good to go on a lighter. [00:14:00] There's that huge the movie's coming out, right? They did a horror movie with Winnie the. Can drop this season because you can do [00:14:12] Tara: that. You can do that now. And so all of these amazing things that people, and it's not even just, so Walt Disney was brilliant. He took over so many fairy tales. [00:14:31] Yeah. And stole them for him. There is a real beauty and the beast story that is an old fable from like, When the black plague was around that he then made specific. Now you can do all kinds of things with beauty and the beast. You just can't do the bell in the yellow there iconography, right? [00:14:58] Yeah. Okay. And then spec. So that's from both the old movie and the new movie, and then you can't do, and then you can, but there's so many things you can do. Like sleeping. Beauty is you can say sleeping beauty. He doesn't own sleeping beauty. He owns Aurora because that wasn't the name of the original sleeping beauty. [00:15:22] It was. Sister. And so he picked that one. So then you wanna really try, I do know a lot about this. You wanna try to make sure that something isn't copyrighted or trademarked before you use it and just BEC and do not go to Etsy, do not go to anywhere and do a search and think, oh, look, this is all over Etsy. [00:15:46] It must be okay. That's not how the world works. [00:15:50] George: Yeah, you're really talking about the original, like name of the character as presented essentially in the trademark language, in the copyright public domain and the images I'm looking through your piece on Allison Wonderland. You may have that image of Allison, a blue dress and the the mad hat, or it is a very different look, frankly, but it's still recognizable as the charact. [00:16:16] but it doesn't necessarily have that immediate brand recognition that essentially that's a Disney version Disney, it Disney it. But right now, for instance there's two movies about pinoc one on, I think Netflix and one on Disney as a rerelease guess what, that's another story similar to, as you just mentioned beauty and the beast that you [00:16:35] Tara: can run with. [00:16:36] Yeah, there are so many things. And oh and they're really mad about this, but I think in the next year it might be next year, Nikki's coming [00:16:45] George: to town. [00:16:47] Tara: Old Mickey, like really old Mickey. Oh, G Mickey. Yeah. OG Mickey is coming out of copyright. And so that's, what's fun about it to me. Like I, I make stuff for now I make artwork. [00:17:03] I'm an artist now. And I make artwork. So I made my own version of the mad hatch actress who does not look like Johnny Depp. It doesn't look like Disney's version. She's a woman in a hat and the original Alison Wonderland had that 10 and 10, six thing in her hat. And so she's very recognizable as Alison Wonderland, as the Matt had her from Allison Wonderland, but she's a feminist version. [00:17:41] George: So now we get into maybe some of that creative elements, unless there's some more guardrails you wanna toss [00:17:45] Tara: out for folks. Nope. I think if you've gotten this far and you have all of the warnings [00:17:51] George: you really made them take their vegetables first, right? Amen. Vegetables and vitamins first. So you can riff on them. [00:18:00] You can take this original concept and riff on it. Can I just maybe up to a thou 3000. Explain to me what are the advantages of using a character that has this recognition [00:18:14] Tara: already? Okay. So the reason why there is copyright and trademark is because it would be so much easier to sell a Alison Wonderland. [00:18:30] Queen of hearts mug. If it looked just like Disney's right, people have already paid money to go to the Disney movie. They've already paid to go to Disney world. Walt Disney has already done the work to make people want to like that. And so it's unfair if you think, oh, I wanna do something with transformers because there's good brand recognition. [00:18:58] The reason why you wanna do it is because there's good brand recognition right now. The reason we now I wanna I'll give you my Madha example. The reason I wanna do a Madris is I can use all the words except for Alice in wonder. So mad Hatter, isn't trademarked tea party. We are all mad here. [00:19:23] All of those things are not trademarked, so I can make a mad Hatter shirt with we're all mad here and I can market it in a way that it will be able to get found by a portion of the population that's interested in the Alice Wonderland story. That's why I wanna make a bad hatch actress, because I know that there are people that already resonate with that character, whether it was the Disney character or whether they read Allison Wonderland in their childhood, or whether they saw Johnny DEP any which way they have a feeling towards that character. [00:20:00] And I can use that to help sell my stuff. [00:20:04] George: Gotcha. So you're shopping for. These characters in part because of this. And I wanna come back to the value that you are essentially borrowing for free. Think about the amount of attention it took to bring that character to millions of people. How much would that have cost for you to do the same? [00:20:24] Now you then, because of that attention, as I understand it, there's recognition. Oh, I see that. I grew up with that. I was read that. And then with recognition, you then can play with the affinity, which by the way, can be positive and negative. There are often villains in here as well, but you then can immediately start on page five instead of page one. [00:20:45] And then it sounds add your flavor of brand message, even advocacy. Does that sound right? [00:20:53] Tara: Yeah. Exactly. So gimme an idea of one of your nonprofits. [00:20:58] George: Oh gosh. We have a lot of animal welfare organizations I'd say interested in preserving and saving and protecting lands. [00:21:07] Tara: Okay. So animal welfare makes me think of the big Wildcat organization when I was in Colorado. [00:21:14] Which makes me think of the cowardly lion and they could use the cowardly lion, the original Frank bomb, cowardly lion, which is in I'm 95. Yeah. It's in the public domain and do something with the cowardly lion that matches their the way their nonprofit is set up and who it's serving animals, right? [00:21:43] Yes. And so if the Wildcat sanctuary already knows their people love big cats, and now they're giving them the cowardly lion with that affinity to not the movie, the book. And that character, but you can still use cowardly lion and all that comes with it. And all the heartstrings that come with it, then all of a sudden you have a target market group. [00:22:10] That's already predisposed to like it and buy it at a higher price because they don't really care. They know the profit's going to. The animal rescue group, they know that this is something that they're gonna love and cherish because it helped their thing, but they also enjoy wearing it. And in wearing it now they're promoting the animal rescue group. [00:22:32] So there's like this amazing circle of wonderfulness. [00:22:37] George: Yeah. I thought you were gonna go with Tigger, but you threw me a curve ball. I maybe have gone with You could ERs and saving Tiggers because he is a character inside of winning the poop. Now [00:22:49] Tara: you there's once you start brains but think about that, you and I went to two totally different things that are both actually big cats that could help an annual animal rescue. [00:23:02] So say you rescue turtles. You wanna find. Maybe I, and don't take, don't quote me on this, but maybe the wind in the willows is in the public domain, the original book, and there's a fun turtle in there. Or those are the kind of things you wanna try to figure out how you can mono, how you can really use their. [00:23:24] Brand recognition to make your customers who are your donors, more willing to buy something and not only buy it because that doesn't help as much. If they're not wearing it and helping spread your message. [00:23:38] George: I wanna pull the thread a bit more because immediately you talk about merchandise. And I imagine if I were to drop you into many sort of after thoughts of we'll call it a Shopify or a Spreadshirt or a very cafe press talking about we put our logo on a shirt, so our. [00:23:55] Audience can go get it. It's an afterthought. It's not the forefront. Can you explain very quickly, like when you look at the opportunity of petsy or putting imagery on a shirt, is there money there? What does that look like in your [00:24:08] Tara: world? Okay. So for a nonprofit, specifically, not in my world, because in my world, I'm an artist now, but for a nonprofit number one, I would suggest they use red bubble. [00:24:21] It is incredibly simple. You do not pay a dime to list any of the products. And as a nonprofit, you make this say, you say, and you don't have the, you don't have anybody on staff with the ability to make what you need. Number one, you can go to creative market right now and they have there's a gal on there that does dark Alice. [00:24:53] There's all kinds like pink, Alice and dark Alice and you can just buy a graphic. That's already ready to drop on a t-shirt for 12 bucks or 20 bucks. So you've bought the right to use that on a t-shirt and then you can put words on the top words on the bottom, wor you know, the name of your charity on the back. [00:25:17] And if your people do not have the ability to do that, you can go to a place like fiber, which is F I V E R r.com. And give them the graphics that you wanna use that you've paid for. Don't rely on them to get the graphics because you want to control the fact that you have purchased commercial rights to use this. [00:25:43] Ask them to make you a t-shirt and they'll make you a t-shirt for 20 bucks. [00:25:50] George: So the, then the creation of it. So how do you set up a shop? What do you point people to set up your shop for red bubble? And you can set up a custom shop with my nonprofit and I get some graphics that just frankly, go beyond here's our logo. [00:26:04] We [00:26:04] Tara: did. Oh, gosh no. You could put your logo graphics on there. You could like that could, and you could even make it cute. Okay. So if I had at least the I, okay. Let's not as cute as the WWF, cuz they have a super cute logo, but say you just have a word logo, right? Yeah. You could take and put a Christmas hat on it for Christmas and then they would have to buy it for Christmas and you could put some Mardi Bo beads hanging on it or put some shamrocks on it. [00:26:38] For I was gonna say the 4th of July, but for St. Patrick's day. And you could do all kinds of things. If you just wanna tart up your logo and then yes, other people in the world could buy it, but primarily you're gonna be driving the people who already like you. To that place so they can buy things. You can buy stickers, you can buy blankets, you can buy. [00:27:03] And all you do is you upload your thing once, and then they put it on all that stuff, if you want. [00:27:09] George: And it's on demand creation and shipping, and it's all handled for you. But I think getting back to our ideation, let me give you another another type of organization, and this is gonna be tough, but you asked for it. [00:27:20] We've got. Cancer related organizations interested in awareness for let's say lung cancer or colorectal cancer. So what types of I see her smile. You can't see, dude. I'll narrate, she's laughing and smiling. She has an idea. All right. What do you well for the call I'm way, ER, than nonprofits, right? [00:27:46] Tara: That's okay. So for the colorectal one, I would go with but why didn't you get your test with somebody's butt and not saying B U T, but B UT, but why did but implying that everything's about a butt, right? Colorectal cancer. It's your butt. I like your job. [00:28:07] That's the kind of thing that you have to get out of your own way and figure out something cute with a marketing hook that is going to to be interesting to people, to buy cards, to buy. [00:28:27] So what, so if you're [00:28:28] George: not, I would've gone wizard of Oz with this one, like a behind the curtain, or like a wizard behind the curtain or a. Maybe a 10 man or something like I have no heart. All right. Like maybe I guess in my mind went there. [00:28:41] Tara: I'm not done with this yet. [00:28:43] George: Oh, hold on. Keep cooking. [00:28:45] Tara: So for the lung cancer I would and you can do this on fiber, or you can ask if anybody's an AR is artistic in your group, get longs and have them painted with. Have them painted with some kind of PA cute pattern. So have some artist make lungs look pretty. And then that's going to be something that people already sorry about the rustling. [00:29:18] People already want to support this, but if there's a beautiful set of lungs and you can put that on something on a card, on a whatever. So if you aren't looking for products, I guess I'm just stuck in the products right now. What were you looking to use public domain stuff. So I can give you better examples [00:29:42] George: then. [00:29:42] Yeah. Moving out of the product land. I would say it's the process I'm imagining is shopping through a, Winnie the poo in all the characters, and then saying what type of graphics could we use in our website, art blog posts, social media, mini campaigns that might be around fundraisers and that type of use where it's just it's the ability to have an immediate, as I mentioned before, a combination of recognition and. [00:30:10] Then telling a nuance of your story, [00:30:16] Tara: I would still buy the cause. You're when you're buying the P bear thing from creative market. You're buying the set. So the entire set of the P air images. So you've got, say you were to do that and we'll let's talk about the Colorectal one, because if I'm going in, I'm going to the hardest one you have Tigar and I'm so happy that my, my friend P got his colorectal screen. [00:30:56] He's bouncing on his tail, right? Yep. so this is something, [00:31:01] George: no, you're right. You can take these characters and have a dialogue. And what does it mean? That happens. It's just it is so much it IBUs it with so much more nuance. Doesn't it? Because then you're not thinking. So colorectal cancer for Mego. [00:31:16] Tara: I go directly to the gal who was on the today show whose husband died. Jay died. Super cute lady. Can't remember her name right the second. And so there's a lot of bad associations, sad associations to that. And there's not this This feeling of hope that if you help donate to my cause we can. [00:31:47] Do so many more things than just mourn people. We can help with research. So maybe you have, what's the one that's always the owl, is the smart one. And so the owl says did you know that your donation helps us research cures and things to help with colorectal cancer? Like now you're saying, oh, it's not just this horrifying thing that everybody's gonna die from. It's that you, as an organization. Present a way for people to be hopeful and to want to donate because, and to want to share socially. Yeah. Do you wanna share a picture of a colon? I have seen a picture of a colon and they are not attractive. [00:32:42] Do you wanna share a picture of a colon or do you wanna share a picture of tiger jumping up and down? With a funny context to it, but here's the game that I'm seeing. You're bringing in characters that have a normal relationship, and then you're adding dialogue. It's a caption contest in some respects of saying, what would this dialogue look like if it were about our cause? [00:33:03] George: All right, I'm gonna throw you another one, unless there's another point here. No, I like. Okay. The news literacy project, and then generally anybody dealing with misinformation online. And so this particular organization works with educators and journalists to give students the skills they need to discern fact from fiction and know what to trust. [00:33:23] Tara: Oh my goodness. I would totally use. Was oh, we just watched this. Oh, you can't use it. I can give you a great example. Can't uses. So you charming was the villain and guy was the villain in in frozen. You could do this on social media. You could absolutely do this without getting in trouble. Yeah. [00:33:55] Prince [00:33:56] George: times. So just yeah. Who like a quiz who was the villain in social media da, everybody knows fake news sometimes or however you put it, that things aren't always what they seem at first glance. Yeah. And so you're talking about the fact that don't forget when you're reading the news things. [00:34:21] Tara: Aren't always what at first glance ever news or Scrooge is in the is in the public domain, that Scrooge store. That's why you have, that's why you have SCR and you have all those movies that are made of it, but you could put something about You can't use Scrooge duck, but you can use Scrooge and you could put something about the fact that Scrooge goes bankrupt. [00:34:52] Loses all his money. and then underneath you could say something like not true. He donated it all to a, to worthy causes after tiny Tim taught him the right way to do it. Make sure to fact check. Yeah, [00:35:07] George: I. All right here. I'm gonna play one into you. See how you would go with the queen of hearts is public domain. [00:35:14] Yeah. And notoriously pretty terrible leader. Did you have the little cards as like defenders or like at least the soldiers, right? No. You could have she has queen of heart soldiers. Yeah. Two soldiers, the queen of hearts talking to each other, being like, I'm not sure red. Paint's so great for flowers, but I'm not gonna look it up. [00:35:35] So painting the roses red, like all of that sort of iconography and you're like check the, so this could be part of an ongoing joke series. Could even be a, could even be a shirt. go, I'll go back to your product. But no, but it could all [00:35:48] Tara: of that's and I just set up a I've had an Etsy shop, but I just, the reason why I suggest red bubble. [00:35:54] Is because it is the easiest thing in 20 years, I have ever done online the way they've made the website and the ease of adding. It just has to be a big enough picture, which is why I suggested a fiber person, cuz they're gonna be able to there's terms like it has to be 4,500 pixels by 5,005. [00:36:17] And nonprofit people are like LA. I can't hear that. but any kind of graphic artist can do that in a heartbeat. That's just not a hard thing. And so if they have an idea that they wanna implement, they could implement it with somebody on five or very easily. Gotcha. All right, [00:36:37] George: you ready for another one? [00:36:38] Sure. Let's keep going. All right. This is one move for hunger, but also hunger organizations in general, food banks, collecting food and in general for move for hunger, they're a national nonprofit, and they have a sustainable way to reduce food waste. Mainly when people move, instead of throwing it away, they have moving companies that have been part of their network that get food that last mile to donated to local food banks. [00:37:01] So anything in the food bank, food insecure. Space. Okay. What [00:37:07] Tara: would you play there? So I go to the mad Hatter's tea party where they're eating right. Right after this, they called the moving company and they came and, or they called moved for hunger and no food. No teacakes were, was. And that's all imagery you ha can go grab and that's all imagery. It's just there. And people already know it. And they know about the, I if I was doing move for hunger, I would do a whole series of it with like cupcakes, like a really cute cupcake. Maybe even not a Alice Wonderland cupcake, but you can use, drink me. [00:37:49] You can U I. Always check. You can use drink meat. You can use eat me and then say [00:37:57] George: no, those little tags that are like so iconic to [00:37:59] Tara: it. Yeah. So eat me on a little cupcake. Cause you can buy those kind images already made. And once you have your little cupcake, then you can say not a Chrome went to waste. [00:38:13] Because the food bank showed up or the Mo food movers or move for hunger showed up. And so you're go, like the big part of whatever you're doing is gonna be the cupcake and the eat me. And then especially on social media, then the underneath of it is the message with a link to your donate page or a link to your about page so people can understand what your thing is. [00:38:39] People want to know how to help, but you have to attract their attention before they know that you're there. I adopted three kids from foster care and so food, poverty is super important to me because my kids came from that situation. But there's no way for me to know. And I work with realtors all the time, cuz of that little two year thing in real estate, I would think that you could contact realtors and have them give everybody who's moving a flyer to put in the homes of the people who are moving. [00:39:16] And you're literally touching so many more people who are moving, but you have to attract that realtor first. [00:39:24] George: Yeah. I had the thought of Winnie the POH and honey, I'm done. I'm all in poo, but Winnie the POH and honey, like he's always looking for honey, always hungry and nothing is Sader than a sad poo and an empty honey. [00:39:35] Tara: Exactly. That's wonderful. I love imagine, right? That is wonderful. There's a whole bunch in SCR. So you, so then at Christmas time, yeah, you do Scrooge and tiny Tim never had enough to eat. This is the. If tiny Tim had been alive now move for hunger. Would've been able to help. So your image is something endearing and heartfelt and that, and then your message is that this is an actual thing that helps people. [00:40:12] And what you, oh, here's another thing. Oh, this is a big one. Let's talk about demographics, right? Who has the most disposable income right now? And I see a lot of people tr okay let's start. Coherently cuz I just got really excited. So people with money are I'm 56, so I have money and people older than me. [00:40:39] So let's say 50 and older have money, disposable income to donate. So you want most of your Donations your hardcore, Hey send like I, I support best friends, which is a dog rescue. It's a giant rescue place, but they had a dog town, TV show and stuff like that. So I donate to them and they send me emails with pictures of dogs and dog stories and sometimes dog t-shirts and things like that. [00:41:11] And I have the disposable income to do it. I also donate to Kiva and which is for entrepreneurs overseas, their micro loads. So you want to take. And figure out what kind of images are going to appeal to people who are older. If you're looking for donations, not to say, to ignore younger people but that's a better target market to to. [00:41:43] To get money, easy money, recurring revenue, whatever you wanna call it, because the disposable income is there. If you are trying to get volunteers, I don't volunteer very often. I'm old and grumpy, and I don't really like to leave the house and. So you are gonna get a lot more volunteers from the younger people. [00:42:08] So you would direct if this is what your what the data from your past marketing campaigns has shown in your nonprofit. If it doesn't show that, then don't do this, but think about it. And if you can get volunteers from younger people, then figure out how you can use those kind of things, more hip and ed. [00:42:33] And mine can go back to tradition and sentimental and things like that. So those are all also things you wanna put in the mix, not just what is the character you're using, cuz you could use Tigger the same way. You said to you, I said, oh, I said to use. No. You said to use 'em for the wild cats, but you could also use him to say, Hey, hop on over and help us with the the drive to end colorectal cancer. [00:43:07] George: Yep. Fairly it's really usable. And I wanna put a finer point on what you're saying with regard to generational targeting because the characters. Are coming into public domain are 70 to a hundred years old. They are perhaps more recognizable, they're recognizable and broad, but specifically higher affinity, higher recognition for let's just be honest, a generation over 45. [00:43:30] Tara: Absolutely. I agree with that a hundred percent now I would say that my daughter, who is 17 recognized the mad hat. Because my artwork is a little cartoony but if you, yeah, your style. Yeah. Yeah. My style is a little bit more cartoony, but if you were to just put and she recognizes old poo, so then you would have to go to the really big ones. [00:43:56] You couldn't go to like owl from poo. You would have to go to poo bear, Tigger, EOR. Piglet and then you want yeah. Piglet, but then you want to to find out like how people are using those characters in common vernacular in the zeitgeist, because are you a Tigger or are you an E or is an actual thing? [00:44:29] I'm an ER, meaning that I tend to be a little. I just had this conversation with one of my friends today that I'm a little bit more grumpy and a little bit more doubting and she's a ticker, she's all everything's great. And everything's fine. And da. And so that's already in the Zeit case. [00:44:50] So you could do a fun quiz on, on your social media and say, are you a ticker or are you a E or. We're gonna have a drawing for a free entry to the, whatever you have coming up for one person from whichever team wins. Yeah, I just throwing other just looking through fictional characters, there's so much more than I realized Robinhood, Sherlock Holmes, Frankenstein's monster is a, we've only just scratched the surface of kind of what's possible. [00:45:26] George: I wonder I've been playing around with Dolly two and image creation from AI, and I realized that you can actually take one of these originals and do riffs. I think you'll get more random than you would an artist, but the ability to do variations, even on, on some of these imagery, once you have, as you acknowledge like that style of the original thing that people may recognize, you could actually move those characters around more easily than ever before. [00:45:51] I think especially for a nonprofit on social media, if you're doing no commercial sales and you're just posting on social media. Yeah. And you wanted to take, say the drippy clock from Dolly. And put it on the front of your building and say, Hey, it's time to, it's time to donate times times running out to donate for the September big cat whatever for that. [00:46:24] Tara: There's a general feeling that as long as you have changed, as long as more than 40%. Change, so there's a, I'm really big on the bad things that happened. So do you remember that Obama poster that was really graphic stark graphic? That was, are you saying the Shepherd's ferry one? [00:46:51] I believe so. Yeah. Yeah. He copied that from a picture that he didn't have the commercial rights to use oh, that's. Okay. So he is in trouble for that. He's getting sued by the photographer, or he's been sued by the photographer for that because he didn't change it at all. Short of poster, short of what anybody could have done in illustrator. [00:47:16] He made it exactly. [00:47:18] George: He just dropped it down the middle and changed one shade, changed the other shade, hit it with an outline and he is And bam you're done well, the original photographer could prove it was his. So the thought is that as long as you change about 40%, but there's lots of really recognizable. [00:47:35] Tara: I don't know if CLE. K L I M P T. He made all that gold arch where there's two people on you. Yeah. And there's gold. All of that is in the public domain. His stuff [00:47:48] George: is his is the kiss, right? That's the [00:47:50] Tara: symbolic one. He did the. Yeah. So there's tons of stuff. If you start to, to take a look and then, so you can go to, you can do a search for creative commons which is an actual place. [00:48:08] Creative commons. Yeah. Yeah, of course. And use lots of things there because there are a lot of contemporary artists. There are a lot. Just people who love to make art or who love to take pictures who are willing to have people use their artwork with a commercial license. Cause you still have to have a commercial license. [00:48:30] You are a commercial entity, even as a nonprofit yeah. So you're not using it for personal. [00:48:39] George: Yeah, you have to, especially I think the bright line here I'm taking away as we wrap up is for general social media and your website use there's clearly ways you can use it, but you definitely have to double check, triple check and even consider paying for some access to it. [00:48:54] When the commercial rights of like, all right, I'm putting it on an item to be sold and revenue will be generated albeit even for a non-profit [00:49:02] Tara: a hundred percent. But I also think that there's ways to. Collection like to pay for a commercial license of a large collection for a low amount of money that you then know unilaterally, you have purchased the commercial right to use, right? [00:49:19] So if you have all the poos and you have all the Allison wonderlands and you have a creative intern and you say let's all help you brainstorm things to do. They could be posting on social media or your website for the next year. With all different kinds of fun things. Yeah. [00:49:38] George: All right. Normally I end with rapid fire questions, but I will trim it down a little bit, maybe for you and some final wrap up questions, unless there's any other finer points you wanna put on this overall conversation? [00:49:51] Tara: No, I think this was fun. It was interesting. [00:49:54] George: Little bit different. Alright, so what is one tech challenge you're currently facing right now? [00:50:01] Tara: I just wrote in my newsletter about this, that my first reaction to anything is I can't do that. I'm an EOR, so I think, oh, I can't do that. I don't know how to do that. And one of my friends today, her coach told her she had to do TikTok and she said I don't, she was freaked out, just freaked out. [00:50:27] And she said, I don't know how to do this. And so I talked to her for a little while and at the end of it, she's oh, I absolutely can do this. So I think when my first reaction is I can't do this, number one, I'll phone, a friend. And then number two, I will look on YouTube because everything you need to know about how to do anything is on. [00:50:49] George: All right. What new website or tool have you started using in the past year? That's been a game changer for you, red bubble. [00:50:57] Tara: Red bottles. So fun. Love it. And I have no affiliation. [00:51:01] George: Yeah, no this ad brought to you by red bull com find your new [00:51:07] Tara: hobby. Exactly well, but I think it's because I've used Etsy for so long and I've worked with so many entrepreneurs and it is hard. [00:51:16] Like it's just it's hard to use. It's hard to do things and. So it's distressing to give that as a person who suggests ways to make money or to do marketing or to do things like that. It's distressing to me to recommend something that I know that they're probably gonna spend a lot of time at and may not succeed. [00:51:40] Yeah. Where I was like whoa. All my little people will be able to cause my, my readership for marketing artfully is women who tend to be older, who may not be as technically inclined. And so to have something to recommend them. I'll give you another one though. canva.com. Oh, [00:52:01] George: we're friends of Canada. [00:52:02] Yeah. Okay. [00:52:04] Tara: All right. If you're doing any kind of graphics. They like, so you could totally pull your logo into Canva and they have all kinds of elements in there. And when I said put like a little Santa Claus hat on it, they would have a Santa Claus hat. You could stick onto your to your thing, even for the top of your new, how fun would that be? [00:52:29] The top, the header of your newsletter every month. You stick something on it and then seasonal [00:52:35] George: iconography. [00:52:36] Tara: Yeah. Yeah. And then people get used to looking for that, and that's a way to get them to read your newsletter, which is the point. [00:52:45] George: All righty. What is one piece of advice your parents gave you that you either followed or did not [00:52:50] Tara: follow. [00:52:54] Don't open things with your teeth. I paid a lot for them and I opened things with my teeth all the time. [00:53:04] George: That might be the best answer to that question we've ever had. And we've had many years of this that's I'm not gonna pull all the thread there. I think that was perfect. Final hardball question here. [00:53:13] How do people find you? How do people help you? [00:53:17] Tara: So I I have a, I marketing art fleet is helpful to marketing things. I have another website called artsy Fary life.com and I have a lot of stuff on there. That's artsy Fary art, artistic stuff, and then also a bunch for Alzheimer's. Cause my mother-in-law has Alzheimer's so caregiving for Alzheimer's. [00:53:45] So if anybody has that, then there's a lot of good information. [00:53:49] George: And what might somebody reach out to you personally, to do, to work [00:53:54] Tara: on? I don't work for people anymore. don't [00:53:58] George: I did that. I'm outta the client games. All right. It's lucky, [00:54:01] Tara: but you know what, but you know what? I have an open offer to anybody to email me questions and I get lots of questions. [00:54:10] It's Tara at marketing artfully. And so while I won't do it for you, a lot of times I have either a recommendation. Or I can answer a question really quick, quickly for you. That would maybe be something that would take you a long time to figure out. And I have people email you know how some people don't mind getting texts and a text will Fritz out my day. [00:54:34] I get emails all day long from people, and I've done that for years. For 20 years. My email has been out on the internet and it's in lots of my blog posts that say, feel free to email me if you have any questions. And then if you're more artsy, I have a really cool newsletter on artsy Fary and if you're more marketing, I have a really cool newsletter on marketing artfully. [00:54:56] George: I appreciate you answering my random cold email to you, and it all makes sense. Now. I appreciate you giving generously of your time and thank you. [00:55:05] Tara: It was nice talking to you today.     Podcast picture credit: OpenAI DALLE2 edit of A. A. Milne Winnie the Pooh on a log being interviewed

Curmudgeons And Dragons
RPG Wholesome Stories VI: Great Newbies, Supportive Partners, and Elves Speak Spanish!

Curmudgeons And Dragons

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 30:54


[#85] Jim's Story: https://www.reddit.com/r/DnD/comments/wo3pdi/too_many_dd_horror_stories_so_heres_my_positive/ Image for Jim's story: https://imgur.com/a/gxsEs3k Josey's Story: https://www.reddit.com/r/DnD/comments/wleyqr/my_wife_convinced_me_to_give_dnd_a_second_chance/Jason's Story: https://www.reddit.com/r/wholesomememes/comments/wlnfko/i_love_dnd/

Stuff & Thangs Podcast
The Rings Of Power Ep4

Stuff & Thangs Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 48:27


Welcome to our latest podcast where we are discussing episode four of The Rings of Power debut season. In this show Sam and Stephan talk about the key scenes, breaking down our thoughts on meaning and perhaps hidden meaning before also examining one of the main criticisms of the show and if a certain "Elves stealing our human jobs" scene was really needed or if just the writers having a dig which actually only adds to the hate?  A debate for sure... and we have it... We hope that you enjoy our show...

Laying Down The Lore
19: ”Abrakababra” | Warhammer Fantasy: A New Low - Dwarf History Pt II

Laying Down The Lore

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 66:39


In our third episode on Dwarfs we see that the creation of the great Vortex was successful and heralds the Golden age of the Dwarfs. We look at the trade between the Dwarfs and their new allies the Elves, respect, in particular, grew for Malekith and there was the expansion of the Karaz Ankor, their everlasting realm. But then BETRAYAL and DESTRUCTION as the Great War of Vengeance begins between these allies ended with the withdrawal of the elves and the quakes and eruptions that devastated the dwarven empire heralding the Time of Woes and the horrific events of the Goblin Wars.   This month's episode is sponsored by the Hair Hewer 7.3 and Howzit Made Ep2.   Show Notes and Imagery for this Episode: https://layingdownthelore.com/ep19/   _______________________   If you dig what we're putting down and want more juicy content, head over to our Patreon.

What Do You Mean You've Never Seen...?
Streamed! The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power S1E4 Review

What Do You Mean You've Never Seen...?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 28:18


Orcs vs. Humans vs. Elves vs. DwarfsWe're on to the 4th episode of The Rings of Power, entitled "The Great Wave." Who the hell is Adar? We're gonna talk about it in this exciting episode.For more information about the show go tohttps://www.whatdoyoumedia.comOr Send us an email at whatdoyoumeanyouveneverseen@gmail.comThank you to James Alexander for creating the awesome artwork for this show! Check out his instagram at https://instagram.com/pleasantviewdesigns?igshid=NDBlY2NjN2I=Follow the show on social media!!Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/WhatdoyoumeanY4Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/What-Do-You-Mean-Youve-Never-Seen-107380251977450/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/whatdoyoumeanyouveneverseen?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKK5WkxviFwkBDV38XC43nQ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatdoyoumedia TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@whatdoumeanuveneverseen?Smells Like HumansLike spending time with funny friends talking about curious human behavior. Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show

Spirit Girls with Jessica Reid
EP 185 : Fairies, Pixies & Dragons - How Working With The Elementals Has Changed My Spiritual Practice

Spirit Girls with Jessica Reid

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 0:40


Hey Spirit Girls!Over the last year I've felt a huge transition from working with the starbeings to exploring my connection with the elementals (Fairies, Pixies, Elves, Nymphs, Dragons etc.) and it has totally changed my spiritual practice!I still love the cosmic energetics of the starbeings (of course) but I'm feeling a lot more nourished by the earthy, Delicate & Playful frequency that the elementals offer,It's also a transition that I've seen in the collective consciousness, Needing to 'land' the influx of downloads we've been getting from the higher dimensions, So if you feel drawn toward these beings...In this episode I'm sharing about:- How I connect with the elementals - Energy sourcing from the elements - Aura practices with the Fairies- Potions, Creativity, Dancing & Growing greensAs well as a channeling from the elementals for you to enjoy at the end!If you'd like to join my in person Fairy Circle, Tickets are available here: bit.ly/fairycircleticketAs well as the link to access 'The Spirit Experience' which I mentioned in the episode : https://www.jessicareidonline.com/the-spirit-experienceLove,Jessie x

Window on the West
The Wisest Elves | Of the Sindar | Episode 13

Window on the West

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 40:28


In this episode, we look at the OTHER elves--the ones who never left Middle-earth for Valinor. These elves created the fairest dwelling that has ever been east of the sea, worked with the Dwarves, and shielded themselves from Morgoth.

The 'X' Zone Radio Show
Rob McConnell Interviews - DR. CHRISTIAN VON LOHR and CHRISTOPHER VALENTINE - Are Leprechauns Real

The 'X' Zone Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 45:18


DR. CHRISTIAN VON LOHR - Are Leprechauns Real - Dr. Christian von Lahr is a modern day Seer, whose clairvoyant mediumship inspires through connections from the Higher Planes of Existence; one's Higher Self or Soul; Ascended Masters, Prophets and Saints; Master and Teacher Guides; and a sitters crossed-over family and friends --- to include influencing 'spirit' whose attendance is necessary to deliver urgent messages. His sage advice and visions draw from the highest realm he can draw from for any individual Sitter. Often entertaining, usually prophetic, and always eminently important to the current needs of the person being read, he brings the messages and connections that need to be delivered. Christian is a most welcome, and much anticipated visiting Seer and Clairvoyant Medium who travels the country participating in most popular New Age, and Mind, Body, Spirit type Expositions. - www.mystoftheoracle.com ANDCHRISTOPHER VALENTINE - Are Leprechauns Real - Christopher Valentine is co-author of these best-selling books on Nature Spirits: "If You Could Only See ...A Gnome's Story", "Seeing and Sensing Gnomes" and "The Magic of Gnomes and Leprechauns ... It's Natural" and their newest book "Magical Powers and Mystical Beings ... Anyone for Jinn?" Christopher Valentine together with Christian speak around the country teaching people how to see Nature Spirits LIVE during their "standing-room only" Lectures and Workshops. Christopher Valentine also highly in demand on radio, television and the lecture circuit where the results are always fun and amazing. He conveys that Nature People are real, there is a reason they can be visible to you, and they are all around us. He has discovered the methods on how to see, sense, feel and talk to Nature Spirits and he shares these in his lectures and books. Christopher says Gnomes, Elves, Leprechauns and Fairies can change your life for the better, and with their help, gives you the techniques so you can experience them yourself. - www.mystoftheoracle.comNow listen to all our XZBN shows, with our compliments go to: https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv or www.xzoneuniverse.com *** AND NOW ***The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.comThe ‘X' Zone TV Channel Radio Feed (Free - No Subscription Required) - https://www.spreaker.com/show/xztv-the-x-zone-tv-show-audio The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewspaper.com (Free)To contact Rob McConnell - misterx@xzoneradiotv.com

Talk From Superheroes
349: The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power

Talk From Superheroes

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 73:33


This week we're talking about episodes 1-4 of The Lord Of The Rings The Rings Of Power. We bring back our favourite fantasy discussion - are Elves annoying? Discuss how Hobbits are scamps, how Dwarves are like Poochy, and how the Valar might be a conspiracy theory. This episode brought to you in part by ExpressVPN. Protect your online activity today with the VPN rated #1 by Business Insider. Visit our exclusive link www.expressvpn.com/tfs and you can get an extra 3 months FREE on a one-year package. This year we're taking part in Game Day, a 24 hour gaming marathon on November 5th, 2022 to support Sick Kids Hospital. The From Superheroes Network will be doing a variety of events including; gaming, live podcast tapings, watch parties, and more surprises to be planned. VISIT EXTRALIFE.FROMSUPERHEROES.COM TODAY to donate, learn more, and follow us on twitch so that you don't miss it.

Broad Street Bullied
044-CoS-Dusk Elves Welcome

Broad Street Bullied

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022


Blerd’s Eyeview
S8E86: Dwarves, Elves and Mermaids! Oh My!

Blerd’s Eyeview

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 77:40


The crew sit down and talk about the inclusion of POC's in fantasy and what it really means for the community. Doom Patrol is renewed for a fourth season, The Sandman and more!

Lonestar Collective
Episode 53: Dr. Amanda Reiman

Lonestar Collective

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 46:32


Amanda Reiman PhD. of My Person Plants joins the show with Jesse and Gramps hosting this week. Amanda Reiman is the vice president of community development for Flow Cannabis Company. She is also the founder and CEO of Personal Plants, an online platform that supports the home cultivation and processing of therapeutic plants and fungi. Reiman is a board member for the California Cannabis Tourism Association, the Mendocino Cannabis Alliance, the Mendocino County Fire Safe Council, and The Initiative, the first incubator/accelerator for women-owned cannabis businesses. After earning a PhD from UC Berkeley, Reiman became the director of research and patient services at Berkeley Patients Group, one of the oldest dispensaries in the United States, and the manager of marijuana law and policy for the Drug Policy Alliance, a national nonprofit organization that was engaged in the drafting and campaigns of legalization initiatives across the country and abroad. She also taught courses on substance abuse treatment and drug policy at UC Berkeley for 10 years and has published several research articles and book chapters on the use of cannabis as a substitute for opiates and the social history of the cannabis movement. For more information about her visit https://mypersonalplants.com The book mentioned in the episode is Sex Drugs Einstein and Elves by Clifford A Pickover. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Degenerates Clubhouse
Proto-Hobbits and Multi-Cultural Elves

The Degenerates Clubhouse

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 64:24


Follow us:Instagram = degeneratesclubhouseEmail = degeneratesclubhouse@gmail.comFacebook Group = https://www.facebook.com/degeneratesclubhouseYouTube channel = https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCihd5xaZ_pI_ybDJAiWY9aQTwitter = @degeneratesCHTwitch = https://www.twitch.tv/degeneratesclubhouse

Lonestar Collective
VIDEO Lonestar Collective Podcast Episode 53: Amanda Reiman aka Dr. Dope

Lonestar Collective

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 47:44


Amanda Reiman PhD joins the the show with Jesse and Chris hosting this week. Amanda Reiman is the vice president of community development for Flow Cannabis Company. She is also the founder and CEO of Personal Plants, an online platform that supports the home cultivation and processing of therapeutic plants and fungi. Reiman is a board member for the California Cannabis Tourism Association, the Mendocino Cannabis Alliance, the Mendocino County Fire Safe Council, and The Initiative, the first incubator/accelerator for women-owned cannabis businesses. After earning a PhD from UC Berkeley, Reiman became the director of research and patient services at Berkeley Patients Group, one of the oldest dispensaries in the United States, and the manager of marijuana law and policy for the Drug Policy Alliance, a national nonprofit organization that was engaged in the drafting and campaigns of legalization initiatives across the country and abroad. She also taught courses on substance abuse treatment and drug policy at UC Berkeley for 10 years and has published several research articles and book chapters on the use of cannabis as a substitute for opiates and the social history of the cannabis movement. For more information about her visit https://mypersonalplants.com The book mentioned in the episode is Sex Drugs Einstein and Elves by Clifford A Pickover.

Velocity Chaos Podcast
Ep 81 - JRR Tolkien, Speeches, and Dwarves or Elves

Velocity Chaos Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 62:50


Welcome to the Velocity Chaos Podcast! This is the 81st Episode of the Velocity Chaos Podcast!!  Luke, Nick, and DJ Glorfindel talk about JRR Tolkien, Speeches, and Dwarves or Elves. They get into a Master Debaters on who they'd rather be raised by, a Deep Dive of Return of the King, and Don't Quote Me On This about Mr. Tolkien. All that and more on this episode of the Velocity Chaos Podcast! Thank you all so much!   Be sure to Like, Comment, Subscribe, and or leave a rating on all the platforms! Share it with your friends! Instagram Facebook YouTube www.VelocityChaos.Libsyn.com  Spotify Apple Podcast iheartRadio Episode Links Segment 1 Master Debaters - Dwarves or Elves Segment 2 Deep Dive - Return of the King https://www.goldderby.com/gallery/movies-most-oscars-won/most-oscar-wins-lord-of-the-rings-return-of-the-king/   Segment 3 Don't Quote Me On This - JRR Tolkien Aussie News Biggest Lord of the Rings Fan https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4561312/Man-spends-40-years-obsessed-Lord-Rings.html  Recommendation Mr Kipling's Cherry Bakewells https://www.mrkipling.co.uk/our-ranges/favourites/cherry-bakewells  Songs are free YouTube songs:  Jason Farnham - World Map E's Jammy Jams - Soul and Mind Didgeridoo Royalty Free Music Infraction - Upbeat Funk Rock [No Copyright Music] _ Saturday  Send us an email about anything If you have any questions or topics you would like us to get into, please email VelocityChaosPodcast@gmail.com  We'll see if we can tackle your question in an upcoming episode! Timecodes are slightly off, because they are taken from the YouTube Video Timeline. 0:00 Intro 0:28 Welcome and Show Set up 3:04 Make the Connection - The Shire and Sauron 5:29 Segment 1 - Master Debaters - Dwarves or Elves 15:39 Ad Break 1 - The Stuff 16:35 Segment 2 - Deep Dive - Return of the King 41:04 Ad Break 2 - New Game 42:03 Segment 3 - Don't Quote Me On This - JRR Tolkien 53:37 Australian News - Biggest LotR Fan 55:50 Summation 57:49 Recommendation - Mr Kipling Cherry Bakewells 1:00:42 Outro

Bullet Sponge
TROP | Adar

Bullet Sponge

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 60:57


Galadriel and Halbrand are picked up by a ship captained by Elendil, who takes them to Númenor, an island kingdom ruled by Men. Relations between the island and the Elves have grown strained, and Queen Regent Míriel denies Galadriel's request for a ship back to Middle-earth. Galadriel visits Númenor's Hall of Lore with Elendil and discovers that the mark of Sauron is actually a map of the Southlands where a new realm for evil forces is planned. She also learns that Halbrand, who is imprisoned after fighting some Númenóreans, is the king of the Southlands. As the Harfoots prepare for their seasonal migration, the stranger is revealed while trying to read some star maps. He comes with them as they migrate, pushing Nori's wagon since her injured father is unable to. Arondir has been captured by Orcs and taken to a construction camp digging underground passages so Orcs can travel during the day. His Elven compatriots have also been captured and are killed during an attempted escape. Arondir is taken to the leader of the Orcs, Adar, which they speculate to be one of the names of Sauron.

BastardQuest
Episode 39 - THE ONE RING Chapter One

BastardQuest

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 51:14


The world is changing, but can the Bastards change with it? Part one of THE ONE RING RPG is here.  https://freeleaguepublishing.com/en/games/the-one-ring/ https://www.patreon.com/bastardquest

CANADALAND
(Short Cuts) Our Royals, Our Elves

CANADALAND

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 39:38


Canadians have greeted the death of Elizabeth II with a mix of sadness and ambivalence, hostility and indifference. Film writer Will Sloan joins Jonathan Goldsbie to look at how media has grappled with evolving attitudes toward the monarchy, and how it's covered the rare sort of development that's both wholly inevitable and the biggest breaking news in the world.They also go deep on a cartoon elf.Links:CBC interview with author Lawrence HillToronto Sun piece re: Woke hatersCourrier Laval piece re: PQ candidate and porn videoThe Soulmates in the Gift of the Light (1991) videoWill Sloan's viral tweetSponsors: Douglas, Squarespace, oxio, HelloFresh Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

What Do You Mean You've Never Seen...?
Streamed! The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power S1E3 Review

What Do You Mean You've Never Seen...?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 31:17


Orcs! Elves! And Fist Fights!We're talking about "Adar" the 3rd episode of the Amazon Prime Lord of the Rings prequel series. What's up with these orcs? Who's that weird old man? Will we remember Halbrand's name? Only time will tell!For more information about the show go tohttps://www.whatdoyoumedia.comOr Send us an email at whatdoyoumeanyouveneverseen@gmail.comThank you to James Alexander for creating the awesome artwork for this show! Check out his instagram at https://instagram.com/pleasantviewdesigns?igshid=NDBlY2NjN2I=Follow the show on social media!!Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/WhatdoyoumeanY4Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/What-Do-You-Mean-Youve-Never-Seen-107380251977450/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/whatdoyoumeanyouveneverseen?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKK5WkxviFwkBDV38XC43nQ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatdoyoumedia TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@whatdoumeanuveneverseen?The Heroes Tried Their BestA bi-weekly Canadian based comedic Tabletop campaign with supernatural and steampunk...Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show

Go Home Bible; You're Drunk
Episode 68: Achan got stoned, the Queen is dead, and black elves are fine.

Go Home Bible; You're Drunk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 84:18


This week we talk about the importance of diversity of casting and how Star Trek did all of this years ago. We also get into the sin of Achan and why, per usual, the punishment was much worse than the crime. Grab your favorite beverage; its a good one! We now have a Discord now for our Patrons! You can join here: Patreon.com/gohomebible This podcast is edited by Elizabeth Nordenholt from Podcat Audio: https://elizabethnordenholt.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sports! Sports. Sports?
Episode 259: Ocho! Elves. Full Immersion?

Sports! Sports. Sports?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 77:58


The two-hundredth fifty-ninth episode, recorded on September 14, 2022. - Ocho Being Ocho - Miami BBQ - Cleveland Goes Full LOTR - Rodrigo Gets The Boot - The Sun and Mercury And also: The Jim Irsay Collection Her Majesty The Queen Baptism: Full Immersion vs. Spritz Connect with us! FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/sportssportssportspod/ INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/sportssportssportspod/ TWITTER: twitter.com/SportsX3Pod EMAIL: sportssportssportspod@gmail.com

Locker Room Ladies
89. Elves Do Not Belong in Professional Sports

Locker Room Ladies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 43:06


Happy LRL Thursday! The ladies celebrate Linda Alvarado today & in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Maddi & Charlotte will be celebrating Latinx women in sports all month long! The ladies also talk about the Miami Hurricanes at Texas A&M game. Stay tuned for the Matthew Stafford "jersey" reveal and a week 1 recap! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lockerroomladies/support

Daily Rings Of Power
Episode 22 - Breakdown of Episode 3 with Anna

Daily Rings Of Power

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 114:15


Welcome to the twenty-second episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast! We're back with our first in-depth breakdown of Episode 3 of The Rings of Power: 'Adar' I was lucky enough to be joined once again, by the Number 1 Elendil fan on Tolkien Twitter: Anna (@myelessar) This discussion covers everything from our favourite storylines, speculation and theories about where the show is going; as well as our critiques of the parts of Episode 3 that we didn't like. We also took a whole host of questions from listeners on Twitter, so stick around for that! Follow us on Twitter for more Rings of Power content: @DailyRoP Follow Anna on Twitter: @MyElessar And subscribe to the podcast on your favourite app: https://linktr.ee/dailyrop   Intro & Outro Music : She Moved Through the Fair by Sláinte | https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Slinte  Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com/free-music/all/  Creative Commons CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

The Last Homely House
The Rings of Power 3 "Adar" Reviewed

The Last Homely House

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 51:13


The hosts provide their review of episode three of the Rings of Power. Is the series improving with each episode? Also, what are some interesting fan theories? The hosts even provide a few of their own.

Bookends With Friends
Episode 77: Grandpas & Elves & Con Crud, Oh My!

Bookends With Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 42:07


Hey there book friends! We have a bit of an update episode for you all this week! First, we update you on our lives and what we were up to over the long holiday weekend. Pretty much all the same thing honestly. Parker and Brett were at Dragon-Con in Atlanta, while Dan visited family and celebrated a loved one's birthday. Then we hop into a quick review of the first 3 episodes of the brand new Rings of Power show! What are your thoughts so far?? Any ideas or favorite theories on who our mystery characters will turn out to be!? Let us know! Be sure to pick up your copy of Carrie Soto Is Back! Thank you all for following, listening, and reading along with us!! Don't forget to send us your quotes of the week! Hit us up on Instagram/Twitter or Gmail (below) with any and all of your thoughts on this week's episode and check out our TikTok for more Bookends content. Enjoy and join us next week for more book-talk! Instagram: Bookends_With_Friends TikTok: bookendswithfriendspod Email: BookendsWithFriends@gmail.com Twitter: @BookendsPod

The Children's Literature Podcast
Dwarven Songs in The Hobbit

The Children's Literature Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 19:33


Dwarven songs in The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien feature 4/4 time signatures, rich instrumentation, and deep male voices singing in harmony. Although Tolkien never wrote any music for his song lyrics, it's possible to imagine possible melodies based on his descriptions of the music. Unlike the happy, lilting jigs and waltzes of the Elves, Dwarven … Continue reading "Dwarven Songs in The Hobbit" The post Dwarven Songs in The Hobbit first appeared on The Children's Literature Podcast.

TV Podcast Industries
The Rings of Power Episodes 3 Adar Podcast from TV Podcast Industries

TV Podcast Industries

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 85:03


We discuss The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power Episode 3 Adar in spoiler filled detail on our latest podcast. The Rings Of Power Episode 3 Adar Synopsis Episode Written by Jason Cahill and Justin Doble Episode Directed by Wayne Yip Series showrunners John D. Payne and Patrick McKay Based on "The Lord of the Rings" and appendices by J.R.R. Tolkien After being adrift in the Sundering Sea Galadriel and Halbrand are rescued by a ship captained by Elendil, but are their rescuers friend or foe? They are taken to the Land of the Star, Númenor, an island kingdom ruled by Men who fought Morgoth alongside the Elves. The relations between the Númenóreans and the Elves have grown strained over time and the arrival of an Elf to their lands is a cause for controversy. Queen Regent Míriel denies Galadriel's request for a ship back to Middle-earth. Watched over by Elendil, he speaks of the continued influence of Elves in his lands and takes Galadriel to visit a library of lore built by Elrond's brother Elros. There she discovers that the mark of Sauron is actually a map of the Southlands where a new realm for evil forces is planned. She also learns that Halbrand, who is imprisoned after fighting some Númenórean sword smiths, is the king of the Southlands. As the Harfoots prepare for their seasonal migration, the Stranger is revealed while trying to read some star charts that Nori has taken from Sadoc's star-book. Nori and her family are reprived from being left behind, despite breaking the laws of the community, but they must travel at the back of the caravan. The next day as they migrate, with Nori's wagon lagging behind the rest of the caravan trail, they discover a stow away, the Stranger, who helps his new friends on their migration. In the Southlands, Arrondir has been captured by Orcs and taken to a construction camp digging underground passages so Orcs can travel during the day. His Elven compatriots have also been captured, but are killed during an attempted escape. Arrondir survives but is taken to the mysterious Orc leader, Adar. The Rings of Power Episode 3 Cast Morfydd Clark as GaladrielSir Lenny Henry as Sadoc BurrowsMarkella Kavenagh as Nori BrandyfootMegan Richards as Poppy ProudfellowIsmael Cruz Cordova as ArondirCynthia Addai-Robinson as Queen Regent MírielLloyd Owen as Captain ElendilMaxim Baldry as IsildurEma Horvath as EärienSimon Merrells as Watchwarden RevionDaniel Weyman as The StrangerSara Zwangobani as Marigold BrandyfootDylan Smith as Largo Brandyfoot Made Possible with Patreon TV Podcast Industries is made possible by our supporters on Patreon. You can follow and support us here: https://www.patreon.com/tvpodcastindustries Next Time On TV Podcast Industries... Thanks for joining us for our podcast all about The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings of Power Episode 3 Adar. We will be on a break for the next few weeks but will return with our podcast all about The Rings of Power Episode 4 and 5. Thanks so much for joining our circle fellow Ringers we hope to see you again soon. Keep watching, Keep Listening and Keep sailing for The West. John, and Derek TV Podcast Industries All images and audio clips are copyright of Amazon Prime and their respective copyright owners. The intro music for our Rings of Power Podcast is an edit of Humanity and our outro is an edit of Cinematic Trailer both by Scott Holmes Music and used under Creative Commons attribution 4.0 license

Grand Rapidians Play Video Games
182) Miles Morales vs Sniper Elves

Grand Rapidians Play Video Games

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 50:24


Today we welcome Simon back! And we make him drink Cotton Candy Faygo and Cotton Candy Hard Seltzer from Oddside Ales. RLXP includes a power outage, reading, and getting hurt while sleeping. We've played Miles Morales (PS4), Merge Elves (Android), and Sniper Elite 5 (XB). Our reccos are JomezPro on YouTube, TeknoComix, and the book Witchcraft for Emotional Wisdom. Links - JomezPro - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmGyCEbHfY91NFwHgioNLMQ Witchcraft for Emotional Wisdon - https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/book/9781638073383 TeknoComix - https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Tekno_Comix#Titles GRPVG links - linktr.ee/grandrapidians --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/grandrapidians/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/grandrapidians/support

Nerds With Friends
Episode 311- Rings of Power- Initial Thoughts

Nerds With Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 62:40


One podcast to rule them all! We finally return to Middle Earth to the realm of Elves, Dwarves and Men in Amazon Prime's new show Lord of the Rings- The Rings of Power. Are the haters right? Is it just a big woke mess? Or have they captured Tolkien's original vision of the Second Age? We give our initial impressions and theories in this week's show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

CTRL ALT Revolt!
The Tolkien Project Chapter Six

CTRL ALT Revolt!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 23:24


Chapter SixA BobbinNow, there was a Little, or a Bobbin if you prefer, of, well… how should we say this? A Bobbin of a peculiar nature. That's how some folks in the district would have put it in an aside, behind the hand, whisper if you knew ‘em well enough. Especially down in the lowlands areas of the Gentle Lands where things were much more proper like.But up in Dry Hills and all the way out to Lost Valley, perhaps not so much. Not so formal. Things were stranger up there and those who raised olives up among the dry canyons and hillsides had a tendency to keep to themselves as did the small quiet villages of workers who tended those twisting pastel trees of soft green and washed out white or grey, trees[NC1]  and made the oils which were exported even to the court of the Elf King of Indolién himself.They were serious about their work up there and tended to stick to their own business and shutter up quickly, sometimes even before dark. But it was pleasant enough up there, in a sort of hauntingly quiet way. Folk there referred to themselves properly as Bobbin and not the elvish phrasing of Littles.Nercë as it would be said in Indaarian. Or sometimes just, “the Ner.”Littles.As we were saying… there was one such Bobbin of a peculiar nature who lived up in Dry Hills and had inherited a modest estate of SalteBlock Olives from his rich uncle Guthbert MaCrow of the Wayside MaCrows before the big split in the family in which the respectables severed ways from… well, the peculiar branch.And it was on this night when the winds were wild and dark off the coast, that this particularly peculiar Bobbin who'd inherited his estate was on a late walkabout far from his orchards when he came upon the wounded stranger stumbling up the road with the bundle of the old ruck under his arm.And the hilt of a broken sword in the other.Tappert MaCrow saw the dark cloaked and hooded figure from afar off making his way along the winding Old Road up into the hills. Now… it must be said… most Bobbin[NC2] s would have seen such a sight on a windy spring night like this particular one well after midnight and approaching Last Snack, and thus promptly taken themselves off back home for a warm glass of milk and a dozen Oat Berry cookies to put themselves back to sleep and to forget all the nonsense of dark cloaked strangers stumbling about the lands in the middle of the night.That's what the average Bobbin would have done. No doubts about that. I can assure you of this. But as has been said, Tappert was not an average Little, or even Bobbin for that matter.He was in fact, quite peculiar for his kind.How peculiar, the reader of this tale might ask right about now.Let me explain.Tappert had been, from a very young age, his strange uncle's favorite young Bobbin, and thusly rewarded such by a sizeable and oft talked of inheritance. And Tappert, sometimes known as Tap Tap, or even Tapper among the small band of young friends he maintained, had the very un-Little trait, a nasty one at that, of being… curious. So of course, it wasn't any stretch for young Tappert to one day inherit the modest yet renown SalteBlock Farms of his weird uncle who'd been known to go off a'wanderin' at times and even once or twice for more than a year or so. All this happened not because Tappert was exceptionally good at the raising, pressing, and barreling of oils, but because, like his uncle, Tappert was peculiarly curious.We've used that word a lot. Curious.And to understand its context here we have to understand the Bobbins. An easy way to say what needs to be said next… is just to say it. So here it is. The Bobbins, Littles really, were a simple lot concerned with just their own daily business, and especially the business of other Bobbins, or the greater outside beyond their gentle lands. And very much not so much in the least[NC3]  concerned with the affairs of the world at large, though they would sit and listen to a little bit of gossip near the inn's hearth on any given night of the week. Or perhaps over a neighbor's fence if they were about some snack between chores. Perhaps even in the morning when the coffee was brewing, and it was just bacon. But by and large they tended to keep to themselves and be busy with the ordinary everyday business of their lives. Farm. Family. Flowers and gardens and such.To them, the Fall of Sirith Osildor ranked just a little bit lower than news of Goodie Tavish's prize peonies and the county faire of course this summer.That would be normal Little behavior. Nothing peculiar about that. And so, it was quite peculiar for Tappert McCrow to be out on such a night as this and going for a long walk as was his usual as the nights got less cold and the moon was out. He was, what the oldsters in the district would have said, young and restless at that age. And, according to them, all Little MaCrow needed was a nice Bobbin lass, round and happy, to a'settle him down a bit, ya hears me. That's all.And all this peculiarness could be forgiven by the locals if that were the grand extent of it. Late night walks deep into the less populated edges of the district. But such was not the case. For you see… Tappert McCrow, like his Grand old weird Uncle… [NC4] loved maps. Studying them. Making them. Finding them. Collecting them. Covering the walls of his old hill[NC5] , the one inherited from Uncle Guthbert, with them.Maps were Tappert's passion.His study, high in the old abbey tower around which a great oak had grown up alongside, atop the estate inside the hill below, the hill that was the center and life of SalteBlock Farms, was filled with maps. Desks, walls, chests, great drawers paid good money for in which to keep and lay them out. Maps old Guthbert had acquired in his many strange travels. Maps young Tappert had acquired in his long walks since. And not just maps. But also… bits and pieces of the past. Curiosities. Relics and artifacts from his walkabout tours every summer as close to the Barrow Valley, which some called the Lost Valley, as he dared. And where there were not maps and curiosities in his grand study, there were books. Many of them in fact.The collection of old dusty leatherbound collections of vellum and even papery papyrus lined the walls of his study and could be found often, open on every possible surface and space within the small tower while the latest acquisition was under months long inspection by Tappert.So this… is what made Tappert peculiar to the other Bobbins, or Littles if you prefer, far and wide about the Gentle Lands and caused them to roll their eyes or utter something about that McCrow curse that had made that branch of the ancient family daft. For it was the McCrows of long ago who'd gone off to battle in the southern waystes to help the elves in their long-ago wars against the Shadow.And it was the respectable branch that was greatly pleased by this history they claimed.Elves passing through was one thing. Elves were of course always putting on airs as was their wont and traipsing through the district on some mysterious business they preferred not share. But helping elves, in war no less, this was not done in current times and the MaCrows' long ago service, a captain among their ancestors in command of company of Bobbin spear and dagger[NC6] , could be laid as a source, or the source, of the curse that had plagued the McCrow family for three generations now as far as anyone was concerned.It was one thing to be polite to an elf passing through. A knight or lady journeying by with their entourage, or retinue, heading south to take a ship as had been done in the long ago. Perhaps even offer them an apple from your basket and never no mind the copper, m'lady. The Elves of Indolién were indeed fine and beautiful people to look at, but they was elves after all and elves was deadly peculiar and, as has been mentioned here in this part… not a favored Little trait. Their magical ways, the elves, and always up to intrigue and dark adventures, were considered nasty habits. Wars in the south, why? Wars in the east, well wasn't that a bit ago, times are different now. A lost fleet on the Western Sea, seems a bit irresponsible. And their tombs… the tombs of the old elves, the Eldaar, all those old grand barrows laid with many a curse up there in the hills just below the mountains, near the old haunted fortress, or so some said if any were to be believed, those were dark matters best not paid mind to for proper-like peoples as the Littles considered themselves to be.So, every Little purposed in their hearts to have as little as possible to do with elves, or strangers, beyond the required pleasantries of civilized persons encountering one another. Of course. This was how it was done.But such were never the ways of the Crazy Old Guthbert McCrow as had he been once known[NC7] , and still was in whisper and rumor and cautionary lesson. And it certainly was how Tappert seemed to be turning out if things continued the way they were going with these long summer hikes higher into the hills, and of course these late-night walks.And this was the greatest charge laid against him by the Littles down along the coast… He didn't manage his groves in the least. Left it all up to Ol' Ned Thom to[NC8]  the seein'.And of course, them queer maps. Always coming in special packages, creamy big envelopes straight from the sages and collectors of Indolién itself. Inked in gold, said Postman Symes when he stopped by your front post and had a cup of tea and perhaps a little bit of freshly baked lemon rosemary seedcake.Remember when I told you Littles aren't much interested in others' business? Well, that's just a lie they live. Inherently all Littles are madly interested in news, tales, and talk. But long ago they convinced themselves they shouldn't be and so, formally, they aren't.Now gossip on the quiet, a whisper behind the hand out[NC9]  by the post on a hot afternoon between chores, well that's just a tasty treat just as well savored as a slice of dark sugar pecan pie. No harm in that.“Nah one gettee a letter fine like that from Indolién[NC10] ,” Symes would tell one and all who'd listen each time a package came from Indolién for Saltblocke Farms. “Nah one a'tall.”So there on the late night on the verge of turning toward the witch hours was a small Bobbin about on the twisting roads deep in the district with his walking stick in hand, wrapped up in his tweed walking coat when he did indeed see the stumbling stranger making his way up the Old Road toward the High Hills. At first, he thought it might be one of those elven fortune hunters down lurking around the barrows and having gotten into a spot of trouble. The outcasts. And because Tappert was curious to see what was the matter he waited under the old lantern atop Smote Hill, which was one of the smaller hills before you reached the fork in the road that either led off toward Barrow Valley, or up into Dry Hills proper and the vast olive farms and the fine old homes that lay along the ancient cobblestone wall and road that was as old as time itself.Or so the oldsters say.Tappert was a keen observer. Had to be if one were to be a collector, was what Old Guthbert had always tried to teach him. And he was. As his Grand Uncle had been and as most McCrows were for no reason they could ever define. So, even now as he watched the stranger from under the lantern atop Old Smote Hill, he could see other bands of shadowy figures moving about down in the Hollows and even the occasional green-fire torch coming to life this way and that.And even though the wind had been up a while ago, he'd been sure he'd heard hunting horns like none other he'd ever heard, in the night.“Now that's a might strange,” murmured Tappert as he watched and waited for the elf to climb the hill. He was assuming it was an elf. And then perhaps once that happened, they might have a nice conversation as elves didn't mind the dark and the late and he'd had other conversations with some on late nights just like this. Tappert enjoyed spending a chat with elves when they were willing to. And the ones that came for the treasures of the barrows were more than like to talk, and want talk.In time the elf arrived, and it was clear, again because Tappert was a keen observer, that the stranger was indeed wounded or feeling ill, and was not an elf at all, but a man.Which was stranger still. Men were rare. Mostly all one ever saw of them were rumors and the much coveted Little gossip out by the post.“I say,” announced Tappert, for it was clear the elf who was not an elf but a man, was not aware of Tappert's presence as he made the top of Smote Hill. “You seem to be having a bit of a rough struggle.”The stranger stopped, swaying a bit, casting his gaze quickly over his shoulder and down into the hollows where the strange bands of dark figures had been roving about as though searching for something, or someone.Two things occurred to Tappert who as has been stated was a bit of a keen observer. A constant watcher. A collector, as it were.One. The man was holding a broken sword.Two. The bundle under the arm of the stranger was… smoking. Gray wisps drifted from its fatness. Curling and delicate, they climbed off into the night and drifted, deliberating[NC11]  it seemed, off toward the hollows. Drifting away and leaving a smell like… like Tappert would think later… burnt charcoal on the breeze. A not unpleasant smell. But very curious in that it was coming from inside an old and worn travelling pack where one usually did not keep fire. So of course, both were of interest to the peculiar Bobbin.“May I be of assistance?” asked Tappert. All Littles are always first kind.The stranger, muttering, came to himself at seeing the Little under the lantern's light atop the rise he'd come up with no little difficulty. There was a trail of blood droplets, dark in the night, behind him.“Who might you be, little one?” asked the stranger tiredly.Tappert planted his walking stick, stuck out his small hand and announced his name.“Allow me to introduce myself, stranger. Tappert Junctulius McCrow of the Wayside McCrows.”A long moment passed as the stranger continued to sway in his boots. Blood began to drip down onto the dirt of the road as he stood there, as though seeming to decide what to do next. This also, was not lost on Tappert.“Most just call me Tappert,” he continued friendly enough in the ensuing silence. “A few friends I have over in Ladybridge call me Tap Tap, but they are…”The Bobbin coughed.“Rascals but friends none the less.”“Ah,” said the stranger. Clearing his throat. His voice was odd, noted the Bobbin. Most elves had high almost musical sounding voices. Or like trumpets, especially if they were knights or noble family. But this one sounded like a highwayman or a drover. He had seldom talked with men, as men were not given to talk.“And…” began the Man. “Are you… uh… a relation of old Guthbert… McCrow,” he coughed at the last.Tapper was surprised and seemed to lean back at this.“I am indeed!” he exclaimed. “He was my good old grand uncle from way back. Gone now these five years.”The stranger looked over his shoulder and down in the vast zig zag of hollows he'd just climbed out of.“They're coming…” he seemed to mutter to himself, but Tappert caught this all the same.The Bobbin stepped closer, peering down into the darkness, and trying to see what the stranger saw. Though Bobbin eyes are good… they are not elf good. Still, he tried. The shadows were gone now.“Old Guthbert was known to Storytellers. We called on him in times of trouble,” rumbled the stranger.Tappert did not know this. In fact, this struck him as a very fantastic thing and yet one more interesting curiosity about his unbelievable uncle that was totally believable. He was still discovering secret rooms and passages and small treasures laid up through the Estate at Saltblocke Farms. And, as Tappert's quick little mind worked, the explanation of many mysteries he had often wondered about, unlocked, a little. Like some small number of tumblers in a difficult lock.“I say…” Tappert whispered to himself in the night as a few mysteries fell into place. The stranger stood silently as Tapper did the same, his mind roving over old memories.“I am badly wounded,” began the stranger and coughed a bit. “Waylaid along the roads.”“In a fight?” mouthed the Bobbin incredulously. Such things were unheard of here in the district mostly. Dreamt of maybe. As one dreams of adventures. But of course… Bobbins don't do adventures. That of course is well known, and a'wanderin' is nothing to be proud of.But there had been stories of dark figures on the roads of late. Tappert had heard such talk.“Set upon by dark forces from the South. Emissaries of the Doom Gate.”A small gasp escaped the Bobbin's mouth and Tappert felt himself tighten his grip on his old walking stick.“I would not presume on any of your fine folk unless the needs were dire,” continued the stranger, weaving slightly. “But I must ask for help now… I need to get off the road this night. Perhaps…”“A hiding place,” finished Tappert expectantly and knew not why he did so.The stranger grunted a bit as he took his hand away from his wound. Then… a soft almost quiet, “yes.”And without discussion or questions or even a nod to the worries that brought such evil mentioned as the Doom Gate and Dark Forces, Tappert was hustling the stranger along the road to Dry Hills and the old Abbey that was his home atop the hill.Not just because he was a good Bobbin, though peculiar Bobbin, who would render aid to a strange traveler in trouble on the road. But because this… smelled like… an adventure to him and he had the feeling he was caught up in something he'd been looking for in all those maps he loved so much.Please make sure to preorder the Audiook version of Strange Company2: Voodoo Warfare. It's available now here This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit nickcole.substack.com/subscribe

CTRL ALT Revolt!
The Tolkien Project Chapter Six

CTRL ALT Revolt!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 11:45


Chapter SixA BobbinNow, there was a Little, or a Bobbin if you prefer, of, well… how should we say this? A Bobbin of a peculiar nature. That's how some folks in the district would have put it in an aside, behind the hand, whisper if you knew ‘em well enough. Especially down in the lowlands areas of the Gentle Lands where things were much more proper like.But up in Dry Hills and all the way out to Lost Valley, perhaps not so much. Not so formal. Things were stranger up there and those who raised olives up among the dry canyons and hillsides had a tendency to keep to themselves as did the small quiet villages of workers who tended those twisting pastel trees of soft green and washed out white or grey, trees[NC1]  and made the oils which were exported even to the court of the Elf King of Indolién himself.They were serious about their work up there and tended to stick to their own business and shutter up quickly, sometimes even before dark. But it was pleasant enough up there, in a sort of hauntingly quiet way. Folk there referred to themselves properly as Bobbin and not the elvish phrasing of Littles.Nercë as it would be said in Indaarian. Or sometimes just, “the Ner.”Littles.As we were saying… there was one such Bobbin of a peculiar nature who lived up in Dry Hills and had inherited a modest estate of SalteBlock Olives from his rich uncle Guthbert MaCrow of the Wayside MaCrows before the big split in the family in which the respectables severed ways from… well, the peculiar branch.And it was on this night when the winds were wild and dark off the coast, that this particularly peculiar Bobbin who'd inherited his estate was on a late walkabout far from his orchards when he came upon the wounded stranger stumbling up the road with the bundle of the old ruck under his arm.And the hilt of a broken sword in the other.Tappert MaCrow saw the dark cloaked and hooded figure from afar off making his way along the winding Old Road up into the hills. Now… it must be said… most Bobbin[NC2] s would have seen such a sight on a windy spring night like this particular one well after midnight and approaching Last Snack, and thus promptly taken themselves off back home for a warm glass of milk and a dozen Oat Berry cookies to put themselves back to sleep and to forget all the nonsense of dark cloaked strangers stumbling about the lands in the middle of the night.That's what the average Bobbin would have done. No doubts about that. I can assure you of this. But as has been said, Tappert was not an average Little, or even Bobbin for that matter.He was in fact, quite peculiar for his kind.How peculiar, the reader of this tale might ask right about now.Let me explain.Tappert had been, from a very young age, his strange uncle's favorite young Bobbin, and thusly rewarded such by a sizeable and oft talked of inheritance. And Tappert, sometimes known as Tap Tap, or even Tapper among the small band of young friends he maintained, had the very un-Little trait, a nasty one at that, of being… curious. So of course, it wasn't any stretch for young Tappert to one day inherit the modest yet renown SalteBlock Farms of his weird uncle who'd been known to go off a'wanderin' at times and even once or twice for more than a year or so. All this happened not because Tappert was exceptionally good at the raising, pressing, and barreling of oils, but because, like his uncle, Tappert was peculiarly curious.We've used that word a lot. Curious.And to understand its context here we have to understand the Bobbins. An easy way to say what needs to be said next… is just to say it. So here it is. The Bobbins, Littles really, were a simple lot concerned with just their own daily business, and especially the business of other Bobbins, or the greater outside beyond their gentle lands. And very much not so much in the least[NC3]  concerned with the affairs of the world at large, though they would sit and listen to a little bit of gossip near the inn's hearth on any given night of the week. Or perhaps over a neighbor's fence if they were about some snack between chores. Perhaps even in the morning when the coffee was brewing, and it was just bacon. But by and large they tended to keep to themselves and be busy with the ordinary everyday business of their lives. Farm. Family. Flowers and gardens and such.To them, the Fall of Sirith Osildor ranked just a little bit lower than news of Goodie Tavish's prize peonies and the county faire of course this summer.That would be normal Little behavior. Nothing peculiar about that. And so, it was quite peculiar for Tappert McCrow to be out on such a night as this and going for a long walk as was his usual as the nights got less cold and the moon was out. He was, what the oldsters in the district would have said, young and restless at that age. And, according to them, all Little MaCrow needed was a nice Bobbin lass, round and happy, to a'settle him down a bit, ya hears me. That's all.And all this peculiarness could be forgiven by the locals if that were the grand extent of it. Late night walks deep into the less populated edges of the district. But such was not the case. For you see… Tappert McCrow, like his Grand old weird Uncle… [NC4] loved maps. Studying them. Making them. Finding them. Collecting them. Covering the walls of his old hill[NC5] , the one inherited from Uncle Guthbert, with them.Maps were Tappert's passion.His study, high in the old abbey tower around which a great oak had grown up alongside, atop the estate inside the hill below, the hill that was the center and life of SalteBlock Farms, was filled with maps. Desks, walls, chests, great drawers paid good money for in which to keep and lay them out. Maps old Guthbert had acquired in his many strange travels. Maps young Tappert had acquired in his long walks since. And not just maps. But also… bits and pieces of the past. Curiosities. Relics and artifacts from his walkabout tours every summer as close to the Barrow Valley, which some called the Lost Valley, as he dared. And where there were not maps and curiosities in his grand study, there were books. Many of them in fact.The collection of old dusty leatherbound collections of vellum and even papery papyrus lined the walls of his study and could be found often, open on every possible surface and space within the small tower while the latest acquisition was under months long inspection by Tappert.So this… is what made Tappert peculiar to the other Bobbins, or Littles if you prefer, far and wide about the Gentle Lands and caused them to roll their eyes or utter something about that McCrow curse that had made that branch of the ancient family daft. For it was the McCrows of long ago who'd gone off to battle in the southern waystes to help the elves in their long-ago wars against the Shadow.And it was the respectable branch that was greatly pleased by this history they claimed.Elves passing through was one thing. Elves were of course always putting on airs as was their wont and traipsing through the district on some mysterious business they preferred not share. But helping elves, in war no less, this was not done in current times and the MaCrows' long ago service, a captain among their ancestors in command of company of Bobbin spear and dagger[NC6] , could be laid as a source, or the source, of the curse that had plagued the McCrow family for three generations now as far as anyone was concerned.It was one thing to be polite to an elf passing through. A knight or lady journeying by with their entourage, or retinue, heading south to take a ship as had been done in the long ago. Perhaps even offer them an apple from your basket and never no mind the copper, m'lady. The Elves of Indolién were indeed fine and beautiful people to look at, but they was elves after all and elves was deadly peculiar and, as has been mentioned here in this part… not a favored Little trait. Their magical ways, the elves, and always up to intrigue and dark adventures, were considered nasty habits. Wars in the south, why? Wars in the east, well wasn't that a bit ago, times are different now. A lost fleet on the Western Sea, seems a bit irresponsible. And their tombs… the tombs of the old elves, the Eldaar, all those old grand barrows laid with many a curse up there in the hills just below the mountains, near the old haunted fortress, or so some said if any were to be believed, those were dark matters best not paid mind to for proper-like peoples as the Littles considered themselves to be.So, every Little purposed in their hearts to have as little as possible to do with elves, or strangers, beyond the required pleasantries of civilized persons encountering one another. Of course. This was how it was done.But such were never the ways of the Crazy Old Guthbert McCrow as had he been once known[NC7] , and still was in whisper and rumor and cautionary lesson. And it certainly was how Tappert seemed to be turning out if things continued the way they were going with these long summer hikes higher into the hills, and of course these late-night walks.And this was the greatest charge laid against him by the Littles down along the coast… He didn't manage his groves in the least. Left it all up to Ol' Ned Thom to[NC8]  the seein'.And of course, them queer maps. Always coming in special packages, creamy big envelopes straight from the sages and collectors of Indolién itself. Inked in gold, said Postman Symes when he stopped by your front post and had a cup of tea and perhaps a little bit of freshly baked lemon rosemary seedcake.Remember when I told you Littles aren't much interested in others' business? Well, that's just a lie they live. Inherently all Littles are madly interested in news, tales, and talk. But long ago they convinced themselves they shouldn't be and so, formally, they aren't.Now gossip on the quiet, a whisper behind the hand out[NC9]  by the post on a hot afternoon between chores, well that's just a tasty treat just as well savored as a slice of dark sugar pecan pie. No harm in that.“Nah one gettee a letter fine like that from Indolién[NC10] ,” Symes would tell one and all who'd listen each time a package came from Indolién for Saltblocke Farms. “Nah one a'tall.”So there on the late night on the verge of turning toward the witch hours was a small Bobbin about on the twisting roads deep in the district with his walking stick in hand, wrapped up in his tweed walking coat when he did indeed see the stumbling stranger making his way up the Old Road toward the High Hills. At first, he thought it might be one of those elven fortune hunters down lurking around the barrows and having gotten into a spot of trouble. The outcasts. And because Tappert was curious to see what was the matter he waited under the old lantern atop Smote Hill, which was one of the smaller hills before you reached the fork in the road that either led off toward Barrow Valley, or up into Dry Hills proper and the vast olive farms and the fine old homes that lay along the ancient cobblestone wall and road that was as old as time itself.Or so the oldsters say.Tappert was a keen observer. Had to be if one were to be a collector, was what Old Guthbert had always tried to teach him. And he was. As his Grand Uncle had been and as most McCrows were for no reason they could ever define. So, even now as he watched the stranger from under the lantern atop Old Smote Hill, he could see other bands of shadowy figures moving about down in the Hollows and even the occasional green-fire torch coming to life this way and that.And even though the wind had been up a while ago, he'd been sure he'd heard hunting horns like none other he'd ever heard, in the night.“Now that's a might strange,” murmured Tappert as he watched and waited for the elf to climb the hill. He was assuming it was an elf. And then perhaps once that happened, they might have a nice conversation as elves didn't mind the dark and the late and he'd had other conversations with some on late nights just like this. Tappert enjoyed spending a chat with elves when they were willing to. And the ones that came for the treasures of the barrows were more than like to talk, and want talk.In time the elf arrived, and it was clear, again because Tappert was a keen observer, that the stranger was indeed wounded or feeling ill, and was not an elf at all, but a man.Which was stranger still. Men were rare. Mostly all one ever saw of them were rumors and the much coveted Little gossip out by the post.“I say,” announced Tappert, for it was clear the elf who was not an elf but a man, was not aware of Tappert's presence as he made the top of Smote Hill. “You seem to be having a bit of a rough struggle.”The stranger stopped, swaying a bit, casting his gaze quickly over his shoulder and down into the hollows where the strange bands of dark figures had been roving about as though searching for something, or someone.Two things occurred to Tappert who as has been stated was a bit of a keen observer. A constant watcher. A collector, as it were.One. The man was holding a broken sword.Two. The bundle under the arm of the stranger was… smoking. Gray wisps drifted from its fatness. Curling and delicate, they climbed off into the night and drifted, deliberating[NC11]  it seemed, off toward the hollows. Drifting away and leaving a smell like… like Tappert would think later… burnt charcoal on the breeze. A not unpleasant smell. But very curious in that it was coming from inside an old and worn travelling pack where one usually did not keep fire. So of course, both were of interest to the peculiar Bobbin.“May I be of assistance?” asked Tappert. All Littles are always first kind.The stranger, muttering, came to himself at seeing the Little under the lantern's light atop the rise he'd come up with no little difficulty. There was a trail of blood droplets, dark in the night, behind him.“Who might you be, little one?” asked the stranger tiredly.Tappert planted his walking stick, stuck out his small hand and announced his name.“Allow me to introduce myself, stranger. Tappert Junctulius McCrow of the Wayside McCrows.”A long moment passed as the stranger continued to sway in his boots. Blood began to drip down onto the dirt of the road as he stood there, as though seeming to decide what to do next. This also, was not lost on Tappert.“Most just call me Tappert,” he continued friendly enough in the ensuing silence. “A few friends I have over in Ladybridge call me Tap Tap, but they are…”The Bobbin coughed.“Rascals but friends none the less.”“Ah,” said the stranger. Clearing his throat. His voice was odd, noted the Bobbin. Most elves had high almost musical sounding voices. Or like trumpets, especially if they were knights or noble family. But this one sounded like a highwayman or a drover. He had seldom talked with men, as men were not given to talk.“And…” began the Man. “Are you… uh… a relation of old Guthbert… McCrow,” he coughed at the last.Tapper was surprised and seemed to lean back at this.“I am indeed!” he exclaimed. “He was my good old grand uncle from way back. Gone now these five years.”The stranger looked over his shoulder and down in the vast zig zag of hollows he'd just climbed out of.“They're coming…” he seemed to mutter to himself, but Tappert caught this all the same.The Bobbin stepped closer, peering down into the darkness, and trying to see what the stranger saw. Though Bobbin eyes are good… they are not elf good. Still, he tried. The shadows were gone now.“Old Guthbert was known to Storytellers. We called on him in times of trouble,” rumbled the stranger.Tappert did not know this. In fact, this struck him as a very fantastic thing and yet one more interesting curiosity about his unbelievable uncle that was totally believable. He was still discovering secret rooms and passages and small treasures laid up through the Estate at Saltblocke Farms. And, as Tappert's quick little mind worked, the explanation of many mysteries he had often wondered about, unlocked, a little. Like some small number of tumblers in a difficult lock.“I say…” Tappert whispered to himself in the night as a few mysteries fell into place. The stranger stood silently as Tapper did the same, his mind roving over old memories.“I am badly wounded,” began the stranger and coughed a bit. “Waylaid along the roads.”“In a fight?” mouthed the Bobbin incredulously. Such things were unheard of here in the district mostly. Dreamt of maybe. As one dreams of adventures. But of course… Bobbins don't do adventures. That of course is well known, and a'wanderin' is nothing to be proud of.But there had been stories of dark figures on the roads of late. Tappert had heard such talk.“Set upon by dark forces from the South. Emissaries of the Doom Gate.”A small gasp escaped the Bobbin's mouth and Tappert felt himself tighten his grip on his old walking stick.“I would not presume on any of your fine folk unless the needs were dire,” continued the stranger, weaving slightly. “But I must ask for help now… I need to get off the road this night. Perhaps…”“A hiding place,” finished Tappert expectantly and knew not why he did so.The stranger grunted a bit as he took his hand away from his wound. Then… a soft almost quiet, “yes.”And without discussion or questions or even a nod to the worries that brought such evil mentioned as the Doom Gate and Dark Forces, Tappert was hustling the stranger along the road to Dry Hills and the old Abbey that was his home atop the hill.Not just because he was a good Bobbin, though peculiar Bobbin, who would render aid to a strange traveler in trouble on the road. But because this… smelled like… an adventure to him and he had the feeling he was caught up in something he'd been looking for in all those maps he loved so much.Please make sure to preorder the Audiook version of Strange Company2: Voodoo Warfare. It's available now here This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit nickcole.substack.com/subscribe