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Homegrown Horror
BONUS: The Good Son

Homegrown Horror

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 81:36


Nothing like reliving childhood memories through the magic of cinema, think back to those years you were clowining around with your friends. Climbing trees, running from dogs, shooting cats with the crossbow you made in your shed, pushing your mom off a cliff, good times. B and Jackson watched the Good Son, staring the home alone kid and Frodo in the most succesful advertisement for remaining child free. Enjoy the November bonus ep, and we'll see you on the next one! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hghpod/support

The Coffee Buzz
Gold Standard Blues

The Coffee Buzz

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 15:40


After exiting the Gold Standard in 1971 the US dollar has been on a steady decline as a store of value. This all reminds me of the Lord of the Rings. Humans were too greedy to carry the ring to Mordor because of our thirst for power and only Frodo could complete the mission. The Gold Standard was our Frodo and now that we've left that system we are at the mercy of human greed. Is there a way to come out ahead of all this turmoil and chaos? Tune in and find out! Reddit Post on Hyperinflation: https://www.reddit.com/r/Superstonk/comments/o4vzau/hyperinflation_is_coming_the_dollar_endgame_part/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android_app&utm_name=androidcss&utm_term=1&utm_content=share_button if you would like to help The Coffee Buzz please tell a friend about us and as always thank you for listening! The Coffee Buzz https://www.thecoffeebuzzpodcast.com Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thecoffeebuzzpc/ TicTok https://www.tiktok.com/@thecoffeebuzzpodcast?lang=en YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXokOi8mZDruRRfcp1NNxoA thecoffeebuzzpodcast@gmail.com The Coffee Buzz Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1nyJZinuwq4cj8ECflkvH1 My Wim Hof Youtube Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxhqIqwvYIslIPrV7tCIKKJr6klrinHUd --- 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/thecoffeebuzz/message

I Freaking Love That Movie
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

I Freaking Love That Movie

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 57:12


 In this episode of "I FREAKING LOVE THAT MOVIE", Robert Fike and Andrew Sears join guest David McGinnis as they take the One Ring to Mordor in THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RINGWhether it's the fandom around the movie, fun facts and trivia, OR the moments we FREAKING LOVED, there's something here for everyone. And if you already love FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, you're going to FREAKING LOVE this episode!Synopsis: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.Where can you find it:- Stream it on HBO Max- Check it out wherever you rent/buy your movies!Follow us on Twitter at I FREAKING LOVE THAT MOVIE (@IFLTMovie), Rob Fike (@robfike), and Andrew Sears (@searsandrew) for even more banter and love for movies! You can find our special guest David McGinnis on Twitter (@dav_mcg)Join our facebook group for lively discussions, memes, and polls at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ifreakinglovethatmovieGo to our link tree to request movies and so much more!https://linktr.ee/ifltmThis podcast was produced by Andak Media. Andak is dedicated to helping creatives find community and support for their creative passions. You can find more info about Andak Media at andak.us. If you've enjoyed our content, you can offer support on Patreon at patreon.com/andak. We offer perks for all of our patrons, including excuslive podcast episodes, podcast episode polls, monthly AMAs, and exclusive patron-only merchandise.Support the show

The Tolkien Road
"Frodo Failed" » What Did Tolkien Mean?

The Tolkien Road

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 7:13


In a 1963 letter, we find this remarkable line from Tolkien: “Frodo indeed ‘failed'.”What did he mean by that? Is there a deeper message that Tolkien himself took away from writing the scene of Frodo's failure? What bits of wisdom can we glean from Tolkien's commentary on Frodo's failure at Mt Doom?We'll dive into these questions and seek to understand what deeper truths about mercy, justice, and suffering Tolkien took away from the stark reality of Frodo's failure. WATCH THE VIDEO » https://youtu.be/01Hayh_6KE0LINKS:- The Tolkien Estate » https://www.tolkienestate.com/- Letter to Eileen Elgar, September 1963 » https://www.tolkienestate.com/letters/letter-to-eileen-elgar-september-1963/- buy The Letters of JRR Tolkien » https://amzn.to/3F1yX1ZFOLLOW & SUPPORT THE TOLKIEN ROAD:- https://patreon.com/tolkienroad- https://twitter.com/tolkienroad- https://truemythspress.com/- https://facebook.com/tolkienroad- https://instagram.com/tolkienroadSPECIAL THANKS TO THESE PATRONS:John R (Executive Producer)Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien (Executive Producer)Jacob Lockham (Executive Producer)John H (Executive Producer)Scotchy Bobo (Executive Producer)Eru27 (Executive Producer)Ms. AnonymousAndrew T RedhawkShannon SBrian OEmilio PZeke FJames AJames LChris LChuck FAsya VIsh of the HammerTeresa CDavid of Pints with JackJonathan DEric BJohanna TMike MRobert HPaul DJuliaWertyMatthew WJoeBagelManChris KJacob SRichard KMatt RGarret PJohn WEugene DAS WELL AS THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR PATRON ANNIVERSARY IN NOVEMBER OF 2022Michael LMatthew F

UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries
UBBS 11.23.2022

UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 111:27


Overcoming to be in the Bride (1) (Audio) David Eells - 11/23/22 Overcoming the Flesh to be in the Bride Winnie Osegueda - 3/27/22 (David's notes in red)   I dreamt that I was in my uncle's house whose name is Christian. (Christian means follower of Christ. His house represents the “house of discipleship.) He is a doctor in real life. (Christian represents the Lord who is our healer.) I was sitting in a room building some plastic toy sets and then putting them on display in different areas of the room, which seemed to be a hobby for me in this dream. (This represents being distracted with the vanities of this world.) (As we will see, this represents spiritual immaturity. Play-acting is a large part of what goes on in apostate Christianity.) There were different types of toys including toy dinosaurs. (Many don't know that they are playing with the Dragon). My uncle Chris entered the room and I instantly felt ashamed about the toys and told him that I was not playing with them, but just putting them together to put them on display, although I knew it was a bad excuse and that this was not something I should be doing. (We can't make excuses for our poor choices. We just have to repent and turn away from them.) I also felt ashamed because I also was aware that I was overweight (Representing too much flesh). This room I was in seemed to be a room for the "immature," as I could hear two people arguing in the background, although I do not recall who they were. (We must leave our immaturity behind to grow in Christ. 1Co. 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child: now that I am become a man, I have put away childish things.) I then heard some dogs barking outside of the front door. One of the dogs was a white pitbull with brown spots and also a black dog as well. I began to pet the black dog, as he seemed to be pretty docile, but then my uncle Chris's wife named Olivia (meaning olive tree) said to me, “The dog just wants to come in." She had seen this dog before and was aware of his intentions and so she was warning me. (If we indulge and encourage our flesh represented by the black dog, it will grow stronger and will have a foothold in our lives and take over our house.) Then, I saw a white cat with black spots in a bush. (Representing rebellion and self-will). I went over to it because it seemed to be crying out, so I felt sorry for it and thought I should feed it (We can't feel sorry for our flesh or feed it.) Then Anna (Meaning “Grace") came up to me and told me not to feed the cat, but to throw it in the water. A large body of water then appeared next to the bush on the right. The water was moving like an ocean the way it does at a beach and I threw it into the water. (We must get rid of self-will and any other sin by drowning the flesh nature with the water of the Word. [as in a Baptism unto death.]) The scene changed and I was back in the house. (When we get rid of self will and rebellion then we are able to come back into the “house of discipleship.) There was something important being shown on the TV and a sister was intently watching. I stood there and watched with her. Although I do not remember every scene that was playing, what we saw was the Word of God coming to pass, and we could also see the judgement that was happening around the world. I remember, towards the end, seeing smoke and fire, as well as a large mountain on fire. (When the Man-child returns, He will bring judgement to the kingdoms or “mountains” of the world. 2Pe. 3:5-7 For this they willfully forget, that there were heavens from of old, and an earth compacted out of water and amidst water, by the word of God; 6 by which means the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 but the heavens that now are, and the earth, by the same word have been stored up for fire, being reserved against the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.) This "movie" touched the sister deeply, and she put her arm around me and gave me a kiss on the cheek. She began to weep and apologize for any unforgiveness that she had towards me. I was also emotional and I told her that I forgave her too. This sister had a very humble spirit and I saw a supernatural change the Lord had done in her right before my eyes and I was amazed. She was beautiful. I then felt my uncle Chris lovingly put his hand behind us as we embraced like he was praying for us. (Jesus brings reconciliation to His disciples in His Body.) The sister then laid down on a bed (Representing entering into the rest)(Repentance and forgiveness allows us to have rest from the tormentors. Because of unforgiveness it says in Mat. 18:34-35 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due. 35 So shall also my heavenly Father do unto you, if ye forgive not every one his brother from your hearts.) Suddenly, I looked down at my hand and my wedding ring appeared back on my finger. (In real life, a while back, I had lost my wedding ring and I was very sad about it.) It was supernatural how the ring just appeared back on my finger. I walked over to the sister and said, “Is this real?!" She touched my ring and said "Yes, it's real.” (Repentance, forgiving others, and humbling ourselves allows us to be part of the Bride). I was overjoyed and this felt so real, I thought I had my ring again when I woke up. I asked Chuc to get me a verse by faith at random and he received: Pro 28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool; But whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. I received by faith at random: Eph. 6:14-18 Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 withal taking up the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 with all prayer and supplication praying at all seasons in the Spirit, and watching thereunto in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.     “Rock Man” Helps Us to Overcome Our Flesh Ben Slojewski - 11/20/22 (David's notes in red) Before I went to sleep that night I repented to the Lord to take me away from worldly desires and to give me encouragement to get me through trials and temptations because some old spirits were trying to get another “rise" out of me. When I fell asleep I was looking in the perspective of a 3rd person overview, but I knew that the main characters, throughout this dream, represented me in some way. There was a big city (Representing Babylon) and I knew that a disaster was gonna come at any moment and there was a precious ring that I had in my possession. (God is bringing judgment upon Babylon and it's inhabitants that can't escape the lusts of their flesh. This Ring represents our discipleship and marriage to the Lord which gives us power.) In the far outskirts of the city I knew that there was a creature that wanted this ring. This creature looked identical to a character named Gollum from Lord of the Rings. (This creature represents our flesh nature that wants to usurp the power the Lord has given us and use our lives for it's own lustful and evil purposes.) In The Lord of the Rings it is stated that Gollum was originally a hobbit named Sméagol who became corrupted by a Ring of Power. Gollum referred to the Ring as "my precious" or "precious", and it extended his life far beyond natural limits, but ownership of the Ring came with curses on the individual in possession of it. Centuries of the Ring's influence twisted Gollum's body and mind and he "loved and hated [the Ring], as much as he loved and hated himself.” (In the wrong hands power can be abused and be very destructive. Our flesh has many lusts that eventually destroy us if they are not repented of.) Throughout the story, Gollum was torn between his lust for the Ring and his desire to be free of it. (Gal. 5:17  For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary the one to the other; that ye may not do the things that ye would.)  In the story, Bilbo Baggins found the Ring and took it for his own, and Gollum afterwards pursued it for the rest of his life. Gollum finally seized the Ring from Frodo Baggins at the "Cracks of Doom" in Mount Doom in Mordor. Mount Doom was where the Ring had originally been forged and was the only place that it could be destroyed. When Gollum seized the ring, he fell into the fires of the volcano, where both he and the Ring were destroyed. (1Co. 5:3-7 For I verily, being absent in body but present in spirit, have already as though I were present judged him that hath so wrought this thing, 4 in the name of our Lord Jesus, ye being gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5 to deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. 6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 7 Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, even as ye are unleavened.) Back to Ben: "Gollum" was excited to get the ring and knew exactly where it was. All he was waiting for was the right timing. The whole premise of this “game” I was caught up in, was to keep the ring away from Gollum. It seemed easy enough but I was in the form of a dog and wasn't able to fight. (The dogs return to their vomit, i.e. keep returning to their sins that they once rejected and repented of. 2Pe. 2:20-22  For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein and overcome, the last state is become worse with them than the first. 21 For it were better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 22 It has happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog turning to his own vomit again, and the sow that had washed to wallowing in the mire.)   So I went running down the highway to get out of the city. (We must get on the Highway of Holiness to escape our flesh and Babylon. Isa. 35:8 And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but is shall be for the redeemed: the wayfaring men, yea fools, shall not err therein.) Gollum was gaining fast on me in my "dog form" and was gonna catch me in no time. (When we return to our sins, our flesh gets stronger and stronger and we are in danger of being consumed by them once again.) In an instant I was picked up in a helicopter and flew so fast, which helped me put distance between Gollum and me. (This represents the grace of the Holy Spirit who helps us to escape our flesh nature and abide with Christ in Heavenly places.) I also noticed that the highway was getting narrower and narrower the further I went down it. (Mat. 7:14  For narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leadeth unto life, and few are they that find it.) All of a sudden, a flat stone wall was in front of me and the helicopter crashed into it. This allowed Gollum to gain some ground and catch up to me. (The enemy likes to put up road blocks and barriers to bring us back down to the earthly things and separate us from Christ.) Gollum was very close but I seemed to have turned into some sort of "scarecrow form" and I was able to have a much easier time evading Gollum in this form. (Scarecrows help to scare away the beasts and the unclean birds who want to steal our seed that the Sower, Jesus, put into our hearts and eat up our spiritual fruit of Christ in us. Mat. 13:3-4,19 …Behold, the sower went forth to sow; 4 and as he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured them... 19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the evil one , and snatcheth away that which hath been sown in his heart.) We were no longer on a highway but in a place that had a stone maze and I was still evading Gollum quite easily. He got close a couple of times but I was able to evade or break free from capture. (This represents the confusion, doubt and unbelief that the enemy traps us in our minds. We must overcome the mind of the flesh by casting it down. 2Co 10:5 casting down imaginations, and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ;) All of a sudden a great tornado lifted all the walls and roof in this maze and there was nowhere else to evade. I changed forms again to a real man in white clothing. We were floating in the sky in the tornado on the old, stone, maze floor. (The tornado is the power of God and His Word, which is Christ our foundation, that clears out the confusion and lifts us up into the heavenlies to fight in the righteousness of Christ.) There was nowhere to run from Gollum at this point and I had to fight him. (We can't keep running from ourselves and our old nature if we want to escape the curse.) I wasn't scared and I was sort of itching for the fight at this point and confident. I knew I could fight in this new form that I was given. (The form of this "real man dressed in white" represents the exchange that the Lord made for us on the cross, by His power, to defeat our sin nature.) It was a very close fight and we were both fighting with various “abilities” [or powers]. It seemed like the longer we were fighting the more angry Gollum got (he didn't want this to be a long fight). This made him become bigger. This didn't scare me because I was prepared for a long fight and I knew, in the end, I was going to win. (The flesh will try to fool us that it is too big for us to conquer, but when we remain in heavenly places in Christ, and in His Word, we are assured to win the battle against our old flesh nature, because we have the precious promises of God.) We kept fighting and damaging each other and he kept getting bigger and more resilient to my attacks when, out of nowhere, a huge Rock Man came to my side to fight Gollum. (“Rock Man is Jesus who is our Rock. 1Co 10:4 ...they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them: and the rock was Christ.) "Rock Man" had a spear and had amazing abilities that I couldn't do yet, but I wanted to learn. (Luk 10:19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall in any wise hurt you.) I didn't even need to help "Rock Man" because he was much stronger then Gollum. (Christ in us is much stronger than our flesh and our enemies when we rest in the promises in His Word and His power.) I left the fight to take refuge in the small shelter that was left from the tornado and regain some strength back. (Psa 91:1-9 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of Jehovah, He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in whom I trust. 3 For he will deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, And from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover thee with his pinions, And under his wings shalt thou take refuge: His truth is a shield and a buckler. 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, Nor for the arrow that flieth by day; 6 For the pestilence that walketh in darkness, Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. 7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, And ten thousand at thy right hand; But it shall not come nigh thee. 8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold, And see the reward of the wicked. 9 For thou, O Jehovah, art my refuge! …) I noticed, at this point, the Ring was on my left ring finger and really noticed why Gollum wanted it so badly. It was really beautiful with all the different colors and the glimmering light that came from it. (The overcomers are the “Bride of Christ”! Rev. 3:21 He that overcometh, I will give to him to sit down with me in my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in his throne.  And  Hos. 2:19-20 And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in justice, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. 20 I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness; and thou shalt know Jehovah.)  "Rock man" came into the shelter and He was not even winded from the fight. (Rev. 21:6 Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. …)  We didn't speak; we both knew that He was there to protect me but, I was to give the killing blow. (Jesus is our protector, power and strength but it is our responsibility to kill our old flesh nature once and for all. 2Co 7:1  Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.) Gollum saw my ring from the outside of the shelter and was totally infatuated by it. Oddly enough he didn't come into the shelter because he wasn't allowed. He was more interested in looking at the ring on my finger than fighting at this point. He became docile and I knew I was able to somewhat control him at this point. The dream ended with "Mr. Rock" and I on one side of a barricade and Gollum on the other. (The sacrifice of Jesus separates us from our sinful nature and helps us to conquer it.)     Keep Your Eye on the Goal Gabe Watson - 11/18/22 (David's notes in red) I dreamed there were these guys playing a basketball game. (This represents the “game” of life.)  It seemed like they were playing three on three. (Representing the saints of God who are playing on the "Father, Son, and Holy Spirit team.") It was game point and I came in to play. (Representing the final point in the game that determines the winner.) My teammate had the basketball at the top of the three-point line and was trying to throw it to me on the perimeter, but my defender (representing our opponent or our adversary the devil) was facing me and I could not get the ball. (Satan is the accuser of the brethren. He is always facing off with us trying to cause us to lose the game any way he can.) Then I went deep into the paint, which is close to the basket, and posted up my man, sealing him with my back and arms. My defender was behind me and I felt like a professional basketball player (like Shaquille O'Neal) posting this guy up. My teammate threw me the ball as I posted my defender up. (We must block satan from interfering with us and our teammates scoring to win the game.) I then went to score the basketball with so much strength and power. (When we effectively defend ourselves and our brethren against the attacks of the enemy opponent, we have strength and power from God to win.) As I went up to score the basketball, I felt no agitation from my defender, it was almost as if he was not there. (Jas 4:7 Be subject therefore unto God; but resist the devil, and he will flee from you.) I went up into the air (representing abiding in heavenly places in Christ.) and went above the rim and scored the game-winning point unimpeded by my defender and we won the game. End. (Satan is no match for us when we team up with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and we agree with his Word and believe on His promises. We will always score the winning point.)      Man-child Steals His Bride from the "god of This World” Gabe Watson - 11/18/22 (David's notes in red) I dreamed that my wife was getting married to another guy, but in the dream she wasn't my wife (yet). (Gabe's wife represents the corporate Bride body who starts out being betrothed to satan, the god of this world, through the bondage of the sin nature and generational curses. But God foreordained them to be the first fruits unto the Man-child reformer ministries.) There seemed to be a lot of confusion and a lot of people were moving around and trying to get ready for their wedding. (There are a lot of apostate “Christians" who are going to marry the antichrist god of this world. He is a false Jesus. 2Co. 4:4 ...the god of this world hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn upon them. And 1Co. 14:33 ...God is not a God of confusion, but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints.) So I started walking with her on a path, completely unaffected by what was going on around me. She was not interested in marrying me at all and was focused on her other wedding, however, I knew that she liked me but it just seemed like she wasn't focused on her feelings for me. (The Man-child, Jesus, will gently and patiently lead His Bride down the narrow Way. He works with us in our lives until our focus is turned to Him and away from the god of this world.) As we were walking on the path she did not want to walk anymore. This confused me a lot because I knew that she could keep walking on the path, but she just didn't want to. (Many times, along our journey with the Lord, we want to quit and give up; thinking it is too hard to keep going because of pain or discouragement or condemnation. But the Lord knows the end from the beginning and He knows we will make it. We must not lose faith. Php. 3:12-14 Not that I have already obtained, or am already made perfect: but I press on, if so be that I may lay hold on that for which also I was laid hold on by Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I could not myself yet to have laid hold: but one thing I do , forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before, 14 I press on toward the goal unto the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.) So I picked her up into my arms and cradled her like a baby and carried her down the path. (When we feel we can't go any further, we don't have to rely on our own strength. The Lord will carry us. 2Co. 12:9  And he hath said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.) I knew that I loved her, but I could not get her attention to realize it because she was focused on the other marriage. It did not bother me at all, that she wasn't loving me or focused on me, I was just focused on my goal and nothing could hinder my progress with her and my laser focus. (Rom. 8:35-39  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?…37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.) Then, we were at our wedding, about to get married. It seemed like she still didn't understand what was happening. (Because it is a mystery according to Eph. 5:25-32 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it; 26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word, 27 that he might present the church to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28 Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself: 29 for no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as Christ also the church; 30 because we are members of his body. 31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh. 32 This mystery is great: but I speak in regard of Christ and of the church.) There was a pastor there marrying us and I seemed to be the only one that knew what was going on. (The Man-child, Jesus, always knows what's going on because He knows those who belong to Him. Joh. 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.) There was one exception though. There was one other guy who knew what was going on and he did not like this at all. I knew that he was my enemy and did not want us to get married. (Satan does all that he can to try to sabotage or hinder the Man-child and Bride.) There was just nothing he could do to stop the wedding and he knew it.  As I watched him he was so shocked and bewildered that I was marrying her. ...He knew that it was totally out of his hands to stop this wedding and that we were getting married right before his eyes. (The devil knows there is nothing he can do and that his time is short. Rev. 12:12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe for the earth and for the sea: because the devil is gone down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he hath but a short time.) I didn't know where her proposed husband was, it even could have been this guy, but it did not matter.  No one else mattered, my desire was only for her. I was focused on my wedding and nothing could hinder that or impede me from my goal. (Song 7:10  I am my beloved's; And his desire is toward me.) The scene changed and we were listening to her pastor who was giving a very short message. I thought to myself he's preaching pretty good. He finished up with a statement to this effect, that people are focusing on the wrong things in themselves and that we need to be focused on the glory of God in us. (We manifest the nature of Christ 30,60 and 100 fold by our faith in the promises of His Word.) As he said this, I felt strength and renewal, as I focused on the glory of God in me and it gave me peace. As I focused on these words inside myself, I had a deeper revelation of what he said. (Isa.26:3  Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee.) Then I woke up.     Select Language Afrikaans Albanian Amharic Arabic Armenian Assamese Aymara Azerbaijani Bambara Basque Belarusian Bengali Bhojpuri Bosnian Bulgarian Catalan Cebuano Chichewa Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Corsican Croatian Czech Danish Dhivehi Dogri Dutch Esperanto Estonian Ewe Filipino Finnish French Frisian Galician Georgian German Greek Guarani Gujarati Haitian Creole Hausa Hawaiian Hebrew Hindi Hmong Hungarian Icelandic Igbo Ilocano Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Javanese Kannada Kazakh Khmer Kinyarwanda Konkani Korean Krio Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdish (Sorani) Kyrgyz Lao Latin Latvian Lingala Lithuanian Luganda Luxembourgish Macedonian Maithili Malagasy Malay Malayalam Maltese Maori Marathi Meiteilon (Manipuri) Mizo Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Norwegian Odia (Oriya) Oromo Pashto Persian Polish Portuguese Punjabi Quechua Romanian Russian Samoan Sanskrit Scots Gaelic Sepedi Serbian Sesotho Shona Sindhi Sinhala Slovak Slovenian Somali Spanish Sundanese Swahili Swedish Tajik Tamil Tatar Telugu Thai Tigrinya Tsonga Turkish Turkmen Twi Ukrainian Urdu Uyghur Uzbek Vietnamese Welsh Xhosa Yiddish Yoruba Zulu Powered by Translate Printer-friendly version

One Does Not Simply
One Does Not Simply Shoot Gollum - Ep. 39

One Does Not Simply

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 49:16


In this episode, we discuss the strategy behind Mordor's location, debate geography some more, and discuss whether Frodo is a glass half full or empty kind of guy. This episode covers Chapter 2 of Book 6 of The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King.

The Spouter-Inn; or, A Conversation with Great Books
60b. Bonus: Jared Pechacek on The Two Towers.

The Spouter-Inn; or, A Conversation with Great Books

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 36:50


The Two Towers' landscape passages… a lot of the book is from Sam's POV, and he's the gardener, and Ithilien is packed with flower names in a way that not even the Shire is when he's not the viewpoint character. So there's so much lore that he clearly is collecting as he goes. Which I think is so beautiful.Jared Pechaček is a writer and artist whose recent work includes illustrating the acclaimed horror novel Red X by David Demchuk. He's also one of the hosts of By-The-Bywater, a podcast here on the Megaphonic network that's about all things Tolkien. He lives in Seattle, where he can generally be found either tweeting about fashion or drifting over the beach at low tide.Jared joins Chris and Suzanne for a wide-ranging discussion on The Two Towers, including a look at the characters of Sam and Frodo, a reading of the landscape of Ithilien, and a sampling of rabbit stew.SHOW NOTES.Follow Jared on Twitter or Patreon, or listen to him on By-The-Bywater.By-The-Bywater episodes on food, the Ents, and Orcs.Jared made rabbit stew for a Kitchen Party livestream (which happens occasionally on the Megaphonic twitch channel).Support The Spouter-Inn on Patreon.

We Watched A Thing
266 - We Watched The Rings: Part One - The Fellowship of the Ring (w/ Topher)

We Watched A Thing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 67:45


What was promised over a year ago has finally come to pass! Our epic marathon of The Lord of the Rings! So join us for second breakfast as we step further away from home than we ever have, all while discussing the film that started it all ‘The Fellowship of the Rings'. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson from a screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Jackson, based on 1954's The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume of the novel The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. The film is the first installment in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It features an ensemble cast including Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Sean Bean, Ian Holm, and Andy Serkis. Set in Middle-earth, the story tells of the Dark Lord Sauron, who seeks the One Ring, which contains part of his might, to return to power. The Ring has found its way to the young hobbit Frodo Baggins. The fate of Middle-earth hangs in the balance as Frodo and eight companions (who form the Fellowship of the Ring) begin their journey to Mount Doom in the land of Mordor, the only place where the Ring can be destroyed. We Watched A Thing is supported by Dendy Cinemas Canberra. The best Australian cinema chain showing everything from blockbusters to arthouse and indie films. Find them at https://www.dendy.com.au/ If you like this podcast, or hate it and us and want to tell us so - You can reach us at wewatchedathing@gmail.com Or, Twitter - @WeWatchedAThing Facebook - @WeWatchedAThing Instagram - @WeWatchedAThing and on iTunes and Youtube If you really like us and think we're worth at least a dollar, why not check out our patreon at http://patreon.com/wewatchedathing. Every little bit helps, and you can get access to bonus episodes, early releases, and even tell us what movies to watch.

Austin Danger Podcast
Scream (2022)

Austin Danger Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 99:00


*Frodo Baggins voice* It's done. We made it to the end of SCREAMTOBER so a big Happy Halloween & thank you for joining us! Listen to this episode where the ADP hosts may be the most split they've ever been on a movie... PLUS! Stick around after the credits for our first reaction discussion on TÁR. Listen to Kev's new guest spot on the latest episode of PODZILLA! Check out that awesome Austin Powers art we discussed on the episode by drinkmiix. Connect with us on Twitter, Instagram, or our Letterboxd HQ at @austindangerpod. Send us a letter or voicemail at austindangerpodcast@gmail.com and we'll share them on our episodes. Listen to Kev's other podcast, Ammonite Movie Nite! Listen to McKenzie's other podcasts Wisteria Gays & ON LYNCH. NEXT WEEK: We crest out of SCREAMTOBER with the light at the end of the tunnel (?) with DICK TRACY (1990).

The Gathering Church Podcast
Dangerous Business - At the Movies | Matt Mason

The Gathering Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 44:22


“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” Join us as we look at our journey in Christ and the dangers on the road. We will look at the story of the Fellowship of the Ring and its parallels to the story of Moses. For more information on The Gathering, check out our website thegathering.online 

The Mens Room Daily Podcast
Today We Toast A New Kind Of Frodo

The Mens Room Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 2:13


Gathering The Kings
He Lost It All In Real Estate, Then Built A Book Publishing Empire W/ Doug Crowe

Gathering The Kings

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 35:51


Host Chaz Wolfe brings Doug Crowe to the king's table. Doug is a 7+ figure king in the ghost writing, book marketing and publishing industries.  His entrepreneurial journey started in real estate back in the 80's, then he suffered a crippling loss in 2008 when the housing market crashed.  Doug shares the story of what transpired that led to him finding his new passion for ghost writing, and helping other people share their messages with the world.  In this episode, Chaz and Doug discuss how important it is to just take action, making sure you focus on value, not just the ‘hype,' and how shiny object syndrome can be detrimental to entrepreneurs.  Listen today to learn more about Doug and his road to storytelling to help to grow your business!   During this episode, you will learn about; [01:31]  Intro to Doug and his business [02:52]  After all his success, why does Doug continue to push? [05:36]  What gets Doug out of bed every morning? [08:47]  How Doug got his start in real estate [12:52]  A good decision Doug made in his business [18:10]  A bad decision Doug made in his business  [23:44]  Shiny object syndrome [26:23]  If Doug could only track one metric in his business, what would he track? [28:58]  Doug's thoughts on networking and masterminding with other business owners [29:53]  If Doug only had 1 hour each week to run his business, what would he do in that 1 hour to successfully run his business? [31:11]  If Doug lost it all, what would he do? [35:05]   How to connect with Chaz and info on Gathering The Kings 90 Day Intensive Notable Quotes  “There's a big difference between storytelling, and data.” - Doug Crowe “Stories are important for communication, for relationships, but mainly for improving ourselves and the world around us now.” - Doug Crowe “The reason there's so many authors that aren't selling any books is because they're saying what they wanna say without asking what people wanna read.” - Doug Crowe “Take action quickly, rapidly, often, and fail fast, fail forward.” - Doug Crowe “If you really want the real data, real raw data, hire someone to do it for you.  Maybe that person who either hired you or rejected you might not be a hundred percent authentic or truthful to you.” - Doug Crowe “It's so much better to share your success with someone who believes in you and values you and is there for the.journey.” - Doug Crowe “When you're marketing, you're not the hero, okay? You're gandolph, okay? You gotta help out Frodo by helping him be the hero and you just be the cool wizard in the background.” - Doug Crowe “The shiny object syndrome is a real disease for entrepreneurs.” - Doug Crowe Books And Other Resources Recommended: The Five Second Rule by Mel Robbins https://www.amazon.com/Second-Rule-Transform-Confidence-Everyday/dp/1682612384 (https://www.amazon.com/Second-Rule-Transform-Confidence-Everyday/dp/1682612384) Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill https://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-Napoleon-Hill/dp/0785833528 (https://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-Napoleon-Hill/dp/0785833528) How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie https://www.amazon.com/How-win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/8189297813 (https://www.amazon.com/How-win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/8189297813) The ONE Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan https://www.amazon.com/ONE-Thing-Surprisingly-Extraordinary-Results/dp/1885167776 (https://www.amazon.com/ONE-Thing-Surprisingly-Extraordinary-Results/dp/1885167776) Endless Referrals by Bob Burg https://www.amazon.com/Endless-Referrals-Third-Bob-Burg-ebook/dp/B006QA724U (https://www.amazon.com/Endless-Referrals-Third-Bob-Burg-ebook/dp/B006QA724U) Flip The Script by Oren Klaff https://www.amazon.com/Flip-Script-Getting-People-Think-ebook/dp/B07MPTXZ59...

Fidiro Kahvesi
91 - Yüzüklerin Efendisi: Kralın Dönüşü

Fidiro Kahvesi

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 82:22


Fidiro Kahvesi bu bölümünde Yüzüklerin Efendisi maratonunun epik finali ile karşınızda! Müdavimlerimiz bu hafta Rohan zaferinin ardından Gondor'un parlak ama yoz sokakları arasında yeniden filizlenen mücadeleye şahitlik ederken serinin geride bıraktığı bir çok soruyu da cevaplamaya çalışıyor. Frodo görevini başarıyla tamamlamış sayılır mıydı? Gollum karakterler açısından neyi temsil ediyordu? Sadakat yeminlerinin önemi neydi? Frodo neden Shire'ı terk etmişti? İktidar hırsının, ölüler ordusunun ve dehşetli  Nazgul çığlıklarının arasından geçerek insanlığın yeni devrine geçişi kutladığımız sohbetimize sizler de buyrun ve dinledikten sonra yorumlarınızı bizimle paylaşmayı unutmayın!Support the show

Spoilers! with Toria and KimKim
The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers

Spoilers! with Toria and KimKim

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 57:29


KimKim spoils the second LOTR movie, The Two Towers for Toria, who has still somehow never seen it. (Or read it, but honestly, that's ok - it's a hard read). Frodo is still useless.The good news is, KimKim did the whole movie in 1(ish) hour. MINI HOCUS POCUS 2 SPOILER!Also, there's like at least 2 technical difficulties in this episode. Yikes. 

Wizard of Ads
Bobbie Understood the Seasons

Wizard of Ads

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 8:33


I have seen friends walk away from relationships, jobs, and promising careers when all they really needed was some time and space to gather their thoughts, slow their heart rate, and rediscover their joy. I'm not saying you should always, “hang on one more day at a time and wait for things to get better.” I am saying you need to recognize the changing seasons in your life. Bobbie Gentry knew when it was time to stop, turn the page, and begin a new chapter. Bobbie knocked the Beatles off the #1 spot on the music charts with “Ode to Billy Joe,” a song that she wrote, performed, and produced. She won Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the Grammy Awards. Eleven more of her songs made the music charts. She was a major headline act in Las Vegas and she co-hosted a successful TV series with country music superstar Glen Campbell. America watched as Bobbie Gentry provided the music for a major motion picture about her imaginary Billie Joe McAllister, then performed “Mama, a Rainbow” for her mother who was seated in the studio during the filming of a television special. The next day, Bobby quietly retired from the spotlight without fanfare, returning no phone calls, answering no letters, and granting no interviews. She had been in the spotlight for 14 years when she whispered, “Enough,” and walked away 41 years ago. What triggered it? Nothing. She simply realized that a season in her life had ended. Solomon spoke famously about the seasons of life in the third chapter of Ecclesiastes:There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. … He has made everything beautiful in its time. … I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. One can think of the seasons of life in a few different ways.Financially, we go from survival to acquisition to distribution. Relationally, we go from seeking, to finding, to celebrating. In business, we go from learner, to doer, to teacher. This is essentially the Hero's Journey, a sequence of events that is nearly impossible to escape: 1. We meet the Hero in modest circumstances. 2. He encounters the Call to Adventure. 3. He meets the Old Man in the Woods who prepares him for what lies ahead. 4. He then rises to the challenge of adventure and discovers abilities within himself he didn't know were there. In the Bible we see Moses, Joseph, Samson, David and many others, including women such as Hannah, Esther, Abigail, Ruth, and Deborah as they encounter the Hero's Journey. In literature and in the movies, we see Bilbo in The Hobbit, Frodo in The Lord of the Rings, Daniel LaRusso in The Karate Kid, Simba in The Lion King, Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Neo in The Matrix, and Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. Luke was just a goober on the backwater planet of Tatooine when he was called to adventure. Obi-Wan Kenobi was the Old Man in the Woods who prepared him for his journey. Luke was again a goober with a wrecked spaceship in a swamp on Dagobah when he encountered Yoda, his second Old Man in the Woods who would prepare him for his second adventure. Which Luke Skywalker are you?Are you...

Self-Discovery on Sunday w/ Dr. D
I understand Frodo….

Self-Discovery on Sunday w/ Dr. D

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 16:47


Have you ever been given something and it damn near killer you to protect it? Let's discuss… --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Thinking Outside The Long Box
TOTLB 442 The Return of the King

Thinking Outside The Long Box

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 45:56


Here we are, at the end, of one of the best trilogies that has ever been created. YES, we're biased with that comment, but financially, and ratings wise that comment definitely seems to hold much truth for the majority of people. We're here at the conclusion of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, talking about the Return of the King! "The culmination of nearly 10 years' work and conclusion to Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the timeless J.R.R. Tolkien classic, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" presents the final confrontation between the forces of good and evil fighting for control of the future of Middle-earth. Hobbits Frodo and Sam reach Mordor in their quest to destroy the `one ring', while Aragorn leads the forces of good against Sauron's evil army at the stone city of Minas Tirith." What happens to our rag tag group of people whom are at the ends of their ropes, but know that they still have much to accomplish? Aragorn is finally making a turn to be the person, and the king, who he was meant to be his whole life. Sam & Frodo are still trucking along on this perilous journey to destroy the ring, and have to deal with a traitor, and many other dangerous things out in the world. Yes, this movie ends about four times, but, it's totally worth it!! SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts | Android |  Spotify | Pandora | RSS Tell us what you think!Leave us a voicemail at 970-573-6148Send us feedback and/or MP3's to outsidethelongbox@gmail.comFollow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube!Support the podcast on Patreon!Credit - Doyle Daniels, Juan Muro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB7fjEtzrsk

The Sillymarillion
S3 E3. Birthdays, Baggage, and Bagginses

The Sillymarillion

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 65:11


Elves! First Varda mention! Elf Song! Tori is feeling a lot like Sam in this episode. Paul and Tori go through Chapter 3, Three is Company where Frodo, Sam, and Pippin start their trek to "Buckland" and run into quite the cast of characters on their way. Welcome to The Sillymarillion! Where Paul (the forever fan) teaches Tori (the newcomer) all about J.R.R. Tolkien's tales and stories. Join us on twitter and scream about Rings of Power with us! Twitter: @sillymarillions Patreon: https://patreon.com/thesillymarillion for bonus content Email: thesillymarillion@gmail.com for inquiries Heartfelt thank you to Evelyn @wow__then for our Season 3 podcast art! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesillymarillion/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesillymarillion/support

Cinemático
O Senhor dos Anéis: Os Anéis de Poder

Cinemático

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 49:25


Depois de sete semanas, chegou ao fim na última sexta-feira a primeira temporada de O Senhor dos Anéis: Os Anéis de Poder, série que antecede os eventos da saga de Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf e tantos outros personagens eternizados na Terra-Média e nas telonas. Os fãs estão divididos, com muitos apoiando e outros tantos reclamando das decisões artísticas do seriado da Amazon Prime Video para contar a origem do Um Anel que a todos comanda. Há um lado certo nessa história? No Cinemático 332, Carlos Merigo, Alexandre Maron, Cris Dias e Luiz Hygino discutem o que fica da primeira temporada da série e o que está sob maior escrutínio: o orçamento, o texto ou as atuações. Mas cuidado, spoilers para todo lado!  

Vild Med Svans
Det store afskedsafsnit: Svanserne siger farvel (for now)

Vild Med Svans

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 87:18


Bind 1 af vores podcasteventyr slutter her. Men som Sam og Frodo venter der et langt træk gennem Mordor (livet) og hvem ved, hvornår de to tårne (svanser) igen dukker op i jeres feed, klar til et bind 2. Bare rolig det foreløbigt sidste afsnit af Vild med Svans bliver ikke en trist affære, men en extended version fyldt med sjov og spas som altid tilsat en tilpas seriøsitet. Vi ser tilbage på de sidste fire år fyldt med vigtige og vidunderlige snakke om det komplekse svanseliv, vi udvælger vores yndlingsafsnit, snakker om der er emner, vi har udviklet os i forhold til og evaluerer, om vi mon er blevet vildere med at være dem vi er; to søde, store svanser. Spoiler: det synes vi, at vi er og derfor føles det også som “mission completed” og vi snakker om hvad den næste podcast-mission, mon kunne være. Derudover snakker vi om homo-par i Gift ved Første Blik, folketingsvalg og kommunikation eller mangel på samme med dem man dater. Er det nogle gange okay at ghoste? Tak for alle lytningerne, tak for alle beskederne og for de mange timer, I har gidet at gøre os med selskab. Glem os ej og lad os blive i jeres podcast-app, så vi en dag kan dukke op og overraske jer, som en Lars Løkke op af askebægeret, med en ny omgang Vild med Svans: Bind 2. Næste mission…. Og skriv altid gerne til os på instagram (@vildmedsvans) med alt mellem himmel og Middle-Earth. Men bare rolig dette det foreløbigt sidste afsnit af Vild med Svans bliver ikke en trist affære, men en extended version fyldt med sjov og spas selvfølgelig tilsat en anelse seriøsitet. Vi ser tilbage på de sidste fire år fyldt med vigtige og vidunderlige snakke om svanselivet, vi udvælger vores yndlingsafsnit, snakker om der er emner, vi har udviklet os i forhold til og evaluerer, om vi mon er blevet vildere med at være dem vi er; to søde, store svanser. Spoiler: det synes vi, og derfor føles det som “mission completed” og vi snakker om hvad den næste podcast-mission, mon kunne være. Derudover snakker vi om homopar i Gift ved Første Blik, folketingsvalg og kommunikation eller mangel på samme med dem, man dater. Er det nogle gange okay at ghoste andre? Tak for alle lytningerne, tak for alle beskederne og for de mange timer, I har gidet at gøre os med selskab. Glem os ej og lad os blive i jeres podcast-app, så vi en dag kan dukke op og overraske jer, som en Lars Løkke op af askebægeret, med en ny omgang Vild med Svans: Bind 2. Næste mission…. Og skriv altid gerne til os på instagram (@vildmedsvans) med alt mellem himmel og Middle-Earth.

Living The Next Chapter: Authors Share Their Journey
E81 - Liesel Hill Novelist in scifi fantasy, historical fiction, and crime fiction

Living The Next Chapter: Authors Share Their Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 38:15


EPISODE 81 -Liesel K Hill is a novelist who writes across three genres. Her scifi and fantasy, including dystopian, are written under her full name, Liesel K. Hill. She writes crime fiction under her initials, L.K. Hill. Her historical romance is written under the pen name K.L. Conger.She comes from a large, tight-knit family and resides in Northern Utah. She loved to read and write at a young age, and her earliest memories consist of her father sitting in the doorway of her room at night, relating stories of Frodo, Gandalf, and the One Ring. Her mother also read to her every afternoon as a child, sometimes for several hours a day.Today she is an award-winning author. She plans to keep writing until they nail her coffin shut. Or the Second Coming happens. Whichever comes firsthttps://www.authorlkhill.com/ ___https://livingthenextchapter.com/podcast produced by: https://truemediasolutions.ca/Have a podcast and need a great website? Try Podpage!Start your podcast today!Following the link below let's Buzzsprout know:- that we sent you, - gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, - and helps support our show.Click here to try Buzzsprout!Join us and connect with guests and with listeners!See you there!The Next Chapter Community: A Place for our Guests and Listeners

More of a Comment, Really...
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Orchestrators Tutti Music Partners

More of a Comment, Really...

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 36:04


Much has been said and written about just the sheer size and scale (and cost) of Prime Video's new flagship series, Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. And for good reason: Amazon's spent nearly a billion dollars on a series adapting arguably the most acclaimed and well-regarded fantasy series of all time, notably opting to tell a story set hundreds of years before Frodo's journey to destroy the One Ring. Instead, Rings of Power is content to slowly build a years-long tale in the Second Age, back when Galadriel was a brash young warrior, the Hobbits were called Harfoots, and Sauron was just a shadow.   A story this sprawling and expensive-looking requires a similarly robust score, one that evokes the sweep of the iconic Howard Shore scores for the Peter Jackson films and sets it apart as its own thing. While Shore composed a haunting title theme, the rest of the score goes to acclaimed composer (and previous guest) Bear McCreary, whose expertise with big-budget television and love of world music sounds adds a welcome variety to the show's sound.   But with the sheer amount of score required for the series, sometimes composers need a little help, and that's where orchestrators Tutti Music Partners come in. Longtime collaborators with Bear since 2009, Jonathan Beard, Ed Trybek, and Henri Wilkinson are the ones who help put Bear's music to paper, interpret where possible, and help produce the score itself.   I was lucky enough to sit down with Jonathan, Ed, and Henri to talk about their working relationship with Bear, what an orchestrator does, and how their role was uniquely suited to bringing Rings of Power's music to life.   You can find Tutti Music Partners at their official website here.   Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is currently streaming on Prime Video. You can also listen to the score on your preferred music streaming service courtesy of Amazon.

Thinking Outside The Long Box
TOTLB 441 The Two Towers

Thinking Outside The Long Box

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 27:47


"The quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little, and it will fail, to the ruin of all. Yet hope remains while the company is true." Galadriel's last words to the fellowship before it all but came apart at the seems. We're still going along the Lord of the Ring train tracks onto part two of this amazing trilogy. We are of course talking about The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. "The sequel to the Golden Globe-nominated and AFI Award-winning "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Two Towers" follows the continuing quest of Frodo (Elijah Wood) and the Fellowship to destroy the One Ring. Frodo and Sam (Sean Astin) discover they are being followed by the mysterious Gollum. Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), the Elf archer Legolas and Gimli the Dwarf encounter the besieged Rohan kingdom, whose once great King Theoden has fallen under Saruman's deadly spell." What happens now that the fellowship has all but dissolved, and all of our companions are pretty much separated? Frodo & Sam make a frenemy, who they aren't sure they can trust, but is taking them much further than they anticipated. Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli are on the hunt for the Uruk's who have taken Merry and Pippin. Plus the awesome battle at Helm's Deep! This might be the most exciting of the three films! 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

Jay's Analysis
NEWER SONG! I'm In Love With a Hobbit - Jay Dyer Dyer Mode

Jay's Analysis

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 2:18


I return to my romantic R n B roots: A follow up single inspired by Frodo's sassy ring attitude, style and the fan fiction we all really wanted: Kate from Lost Falls in love with Frodo.

Pop Culture Happy Hour
The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power

Pop Culture Happy Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 19:12 Very Popular


The Amazon Prime Video series The Rings of Power is a prequel to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, and traces the early history of Middle-earth, thousands of years before Bilbo and Frodo's adventures. The story takes place in various locales all around Tolkien's world – places both familiar and unfamiliar – and the show introduces a cast of both new characters and some friendly faces.

How to Money
Responding to Rate-Hike Hysteria #575

How to Money

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 49:28 Very Popular


Whether you like it or not, higher interest rates are going to have an impact on your money! We liken it to the first Lord of the Rings book, the Fellowship of the Ring. Frodo was living large in the Shire- it seemed he was going to be the new heir of his uncle's comfortable Hobbit-hole. He had no worries at all. That is until Gandalf showed up and turned Frodo's world upside down. Gandalf explained how an evil force was on the move and that they were no longer safe. Well simply put, rising interest rates also have as wide an impact on our economy! Have a listen as we discuss the Overnight Federal Funds Rate and examples of changing rates in recent history. But then we also get into the ramifications of these rate hikes on our ability to earn, spend, save, and invest.   Want more How To Money in your life? Here are some additional ways to get ahead with your personal finances: Knowing your ‘money gear' is a crucial part of your personal finance journey. Start here.  Sign up for the weekly HTM newsletter. It's fun, free, & practical. Find a thriving community of fellow money nerds by joining the HTM Facebook group! Maximize your rewards by getting the best credit card for how you spend. Massively reduce your cell phone bill each month by switching to a discount provider like Mint Mobile. Don't be cheap and forego getting a life insurance policy. Compare rates with Policygenius. During this episode we enjoyed a Scotia Scotch Ale by Bosque Brewing- a big thanks to Bob in New Mexico for donating this one to the show! And please help us to spread the word by letting friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you're not already a regular listener, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to change the conversation around personal finance and get more people doing smart things with their money!   Best friends out!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Sillymarillion
S3 E2. There's More Than One Ring?!

The Sillymarillion

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 89:57


Incoming ring lore dump! After a brief gush sesh over our thoughts on the latest Rings of Power episode, we dive into Chapter Two of Fellowship of the Ring: The Shadow of the Past! Which essentially, is Gandalf giving Frodo backstory on the ring(s), both singular and plural, a lesson on morality, and a look into how truly powerful and dangerous this ring Frodo now possesses can be...Good luck, bud! Welcome to The Sillymarillion! Where Paul (the forever fan) teaches Tori (the newcomer) all about J.R.R. Tolkien's tales and stories. Join us on twitter and scream about Rings of Power with us! Twitter: @sillymarillions Patreon: https://patreon.com/thesillymarillion for bonus content Email: thesillymarillion@gmail.com for inquiries Heartfelt thank you to Evelyn @wow__then for our Season 3 podcast art! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesillymarillion/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesillymarillion/support

By-The-Bywater: A Tolkien Podcast
43. Little Broccoli Trees.

By-The-Bywater: A Tolkien Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 57:24


Jared, Oriana and Ned talk about Ned's choice of topic: cartography. To say that maps help define Middle-earth is to understate; besides the famous map featured in The Hobbit and also given as a key visual element with the book itself, one of two Tolkien drew for it, his own many other maps of Middle-earth he created over time, finalized for publication by Christopher Tolkien both before and after his father's death, establish a visual sense of what Middle-earth ‘looks' like in a broad sense, to the point of spawning numerous atlases, charts and online explorations of that wider world. But then again, cartography in a modern sense is a very Eurocentric proposition, and even the fantasy fiction cartography that Tolkien's maps both drew on and then subsequently influenced in a massive way is very much a product of that wider influence, sometimes in very subtly skewed ways. How do maps function ‘in' Middle-earth themselves, whether as plot device, something referenced casually or even seemingly not needed at all, depending on the character? What about the historical context of the British Empire and the sense of ‘discovering' the world might have fed into Tolkien's own views about how to create his own maps and charts, as much as his own knowledge of medieval manuscripts and maps in turn? How have the various visual interpretations of Middle-earth in other media used maps in turn in their efforts and to what purpose? And how is the long shadow of Middle-earth's maps and their impact being interrogated by creative artists around the world as newer worlds are envisioned and explored? (And yes…we have some initial thoughts on a certain streaming TV series.)SHOW NOTES.Jared's doodle. We cover the Middle-earth globe for you. (When it became a globe.)Look we know, WE KNOW. For now we just recommend Gita Jackson's piece “Whose Fantasy Is This?” Fuck racists and then some.Ned's Twitter threads on the time compression problem in the series with specific regard to Númenor.Jared's Patreon piece on the show a few episodes in.Cartography! It's got a history.The Tolkien Estate's map section on its website.The Tolkien Society's closer look at the annotations that Tolkien wrote for Pauline Baynes regarding her poster map.Jonathan Crowe's two excellent pieces for Tor: “Celebrating Christopher Tolkien's Cartographic Legacy” and “Where Do Fantasy Maps Come From?”Barbara Strachey's Journeys of Frodo and Karen Wynn Fonstad's The Atlas of Middle-earth both remain enjoyable reads, Fonstad's volume being especially key.Crowe's Tolkien entries on his own blog, The Map Room.Stentor Danielson's articles on cartography at the Journal of Tolkien Studies.Sally Bushell's “Mapping Worlds: Tolkien's Cartographic Imagination” from her book Reading and Mapping Fiction (you'll likely need library or academic access to read it directly).Nicholas Tam's “Here Be Cartographers: Reading the Fantasy Map.”The British Library's “What Is a Fantasy Map?”A 1999 New York Times piece summarizing the increasing study and work being done throughout the decade working against the Eurocentric cartographic approach.A 2019 undergrad paper by Luke Maxwell on imperialism and Eurocentrism in fantasy cartography.The 2021 Dream Foundry panel discussion, “Fantasy Maps and Worldbuilding from a Non-Eurocentric Perspective,” archived on YouTube.Our episode on the Red Book of Westmarch, a putative source of the Lord of the Rings maps.There are indeed many online Middle-earth maps and atlases – including as mentioned the Minecraft Middle-earth. Other examples include LOTRProject's Interactive Map of Middle-earth and Arda Maps.On a psychogeographical tip, Nowhere and Back Again might be of esoteric interest.Support By-The-Bywater and its network, Megaphonic, on Patreon. Thanks!

The Sci-Fi Wise Guys
Episode 135: Proto Frodo (The Rings of Power Pilot)

The Sci-Fi Wise Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 64:34


As the first live action series starring characters from the Tolkien mythos, is The Rings of Power able to establish itself amongst the prestige TV competition? The Sci-Fi Wise Guys debate.

Chatzylon 5: A Babylon 5 Podcast
Should You Watch House of the Dragon/Rings of Power? PART 1

Chatzylon 5: A Babylon 5 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 69:08


Let us go back to a time when event television meant discussing the latest goings on in Westeros. Or perhaps when a trip to the movies meant checking in with Frodo and his little friends? This month on Should You Watch, we discussed the FIRST HALVES of HBO's House of the Dragon and Amazon Prime's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power's first seasons. Did we like them? Are they worth a watch? Find out in our newest podcast episode! And make sure to drop a like and a subscribe if you're enjoying these on YouTube.0:00:00- General Thoughts (House of the Dragon) begin here0:14:54- Spoilers for House of the Dragon's pilot begin here0:28:00- Spoilers for House of the Dragon episode 2-5 begin here0:42:43- General Thoughts (Rings of Power) begin here0:51:20- Spoilers for Rings of Power's pilot begin here0:58:41- Spoilers for Rings of Power episode 2-4 begin hereCheck out chatzpod.com for all things Chatzpod.TwitterRedditTwitchEmail: chatzpod@gmail.comOur main podcast feed art was done by Camilla Franklin, whose work can be found at https://camillafranklin.myportfolio.com/

Cows in the field
73. Return of the King (w/ Jamelle Bouie)

Cows in the field

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 62:03


We are joined by Jamelle Bouie (NYTimes / Unclear and Present Danger Podcast) to discuss the conclusion to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and bring our miniseries to a close. We pick up the discussion about heroism with Frodo's empathy towards Gollum, Sam's faithfulness to Frodo, and Aragorn's radical faith in the hobbits. Then, we discuss at length Charles Mills' recent essay about the racial ideology embedded in Tolkien's writings and consider what we should make of this in light of our love of these books and films. Listen to Unclear and Present Danger! Follow Jamelle on Twitter and read his column in the NYTimes! Follow us on Twitter for updates! Read Mills on Middle Earth here!

Pop & Locke
The Lord of the Rings (Rerun)

Pop & Locke

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 54:09


The Lord of the Rings trilogy is an epic adventure based on the novels written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Set in Middle-earth, the story follows the young Hobbit, Frodo Baggins, as he and the Fellowship embark on a quest to destroy the One Ring, to ensure the destruction of the Dark Lord Sauron. But what is the Lord of the Rings story really about? And, why is it so popular?Whether it's The Ring of Power, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, or the original trilogy, Tolkien's words are filled with lessons and insight all can learn from. In this classic Pop & Locke episode, guests Jacob Levy, Paul Meany, and Paul Matzko join us to dig into the religious roots of the work, the nature of power, and whether or not the eagles would have actually helped destroy the ring. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

为你读英语美文
May It Be | 致在困难中坚持的我们 · 永清

为你读英语美文

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 6:16


为你读英语美文 · 第473期 主播:永清, 坐标:云南May It Be作者:Enya/Roma RyanMay it be an evening star但愿有一颗暮色之星Shines down upon you照耀着你May it be when darkness falls但愿在黑暗降临时Your heart will be true你的心依然纯真You walk a lonely road你在孤独路上跋涉前行How far you are from home离家的路途多么远啊Morni u sup li (Quenya: Darkness has come)黑暗即将来临(原句为昆雅语,精灵的语言)Believe and you will find your way坚信,你将找到前行的路Morni alanti (Quenya: Darkness has fallen)黑暗已经降临A promise lives within you now信念希望在心中不泯May it be the shadow's call但愿阴影的笼罩Will fly away将消逝May it be your journey on但愿你的征途能够继续To light the day给天地带来黎明When the night is overcome当黑夜逝去时You may rise to find the sun愿你起身迎接朝阳Mornië utúlië (Quenya: Darkness has come)黑暗即将来临Believe and you will find your way请坚信,你终将找到路径Mornië alantië (Quenya: Darkness has fallen)黑暗已经降临A promise lives within you now信念希望在你中不泯大家好,我是永清,这里是为你读英语美文,刚才我为你读的是《指环王》主题曲May It Be的歌词,尽管听过无数遍,这首歌还是能带给我很多力量,所以想要和你分享。如果你最近持有基金或者股票,一定在经历着跌跌不休的至暗时刻。如果你在准备高考,考研或者重要且艰难的考试,一定在经历着身心的煎熬。如果你正在经历疾病,一定在承受着“人间不值得”的痛苦。巴菲特说他凭着信念赚到了钱,这个信念是对所持标的的信念,是对国家会不断向好的信念。我准备过高考,我非常清楚地知道在一次次模考中跌倒又爬起来,爬起来再跌倒,不断摸索经验和学习的过程,最后我考出了自己的最好成绩。我经历过流感,也经历过急性阑尾炎,非常清楚地知道病来如山倒的痛苦,最后经过医生的精心治疗,疾病结束,我更加懂得了“平常和健康的可贵”。当我们深处痛苦之中时,就好像Frodo在摧毁魔戒的路上,经历了重重困难和折磨,我们也会和Frodo一样,会害怕,会退缩,也会想要放弃,但正如Sam对Frodo说的:“I know. It's all wrong. By rights, we shouldn't even be here. But we are here. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The one's that really mattered, full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end… Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was...When so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing...this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out there clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you… that meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why. But I think Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going... because they were holding on to something. That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it's worth fighting for. 我知道。这不公平。我们本来就不该来。但是我们来了。这就像我们听过的精彩故事,歌颂伟大的事迹,充满了黑暗和危险。有时你不想知道结局。因为怎么可能有快乐结局?发生这么多可怕的事情,这世界怎么可能回到从前?但是最后可怕的阴影,终究会消失。就连黑暗也会消失。崭新的一天将会来临。太阳也会散发更明亮的光芒。这才是让人永生难忘,意义非凡的感人故事。纵使你太年轻不明白为什么,但是我想我明白了。我现在明白了。这些故事里的主角有很多机会半途而废,但是他们并没有。他们决定勇往直前,因为他们抱着一种信念。这世上一定存在着善良,值得我们奋战到底。”愿我们心中的信念如暮色之星,照耀着我们,坚持下去。相信黑夜终将过去,黎明终会到来。主播介绍永清:北漂十年,现居云南后期制作:永清公众号:为你读英语美文文章,音乐,图片非商业用途,版权归作者或版权方所有我们生活在世界各地,从事不同职业,为你读我们喜欢的美文。

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
The racist backlash over Black characters is a labor story

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 28:34 Very Popular


Actor Steve Toussaint plays Lord Corlys in HBO’s House of the Dragon. Here’s everything we talked about today: “Fear of a Black Hobbit” from The Atlantic “‘Rings of Power’ draws racist backlash and threats, but Amazon and Frodo stand behind it” from USA Today Check out this Rolling Stones article about legacy of Public Enemy’s “Fear of a Black Planet” album “Home prices cooled in July at the fastest rate in the history of S&P Case-Shiller Index” from CNBC “Women said covid shots affect periods. A new study shows they’re right.” from The Washington Post “Germany Suspects Sabotage Hit Russia's Nord Stream Pipelines” from Bloomberg “Cardinals’ Albert Pujols hits 700th home run, becoming 4th player to reach the mark” from NPR With the midterm elections approaching, help us make everyone smarter about the economy. Donate today.

Marketplace All-in-One
The racist backlash over Black characters is a labor story

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 28:34


Actor Steve Toussaint plays Lord Corlys in HBO’s House of the Dragon. Here’s everything we talked about today: “Fear of a Black Hobbit” from The Atlantic “‘Rings of Power’ draws racist backlash and threats, but Amazon and Frodo stand behind it” from USA Today Check out this Rolling Stones article about legacy of Public Enemy’s “Fear of a Black Planet” album “Home prices cooled in July at the fastest rate in the history of S&P Case-Shiller Index” from CNBC “Women said covid shots affect periods. A new study shows they’re right.” from The Washington Post “Germany Suspects Sabotage Hit Russia's Nord Stream Pipelines” from Bloomberg “Cardinals’ Albert Pujols hits 700th home run, becoming 4th player to reach the mark” from NPR With the midterm elections approaching, help us make everyone smarter about the economy. Donate today.

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

Will Wright Catholic
Can Faith and Reason Be Harmonized?

Will Wright Catholic

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 19:43


Are Faith and Reason at Odds?Materialist atheists view the world as being composed of matter, its movements, and modifications, and nothing else. Religious fundamentalists and literalists see the world in a monochromatic view based on the biblical texts (i.e. - seeing Genesis as a literal scientific explanation of the creation of the world). The former seem to embody “reason” and the latter embody “faith.” However, I hope to show that the materialist atheists are not using the gift of reason well nor are the biblical fundamentalists understanding the gift of faith. When held clearly, faith and reason are not opposed to one another. In fact, they are incapable of being at odds, when properly understood.ScientismI want to begin by looking at a prevalent error in popular society: scientism. Science is an incredibly powerful tool for exploring the world around us. In many ways, it is the tool for discovery given the most credibility by intellectuals in the modern world. This credibility is sometimes so strong that we are led to a sort of scientism in which science is the only tool for discovery worth utilizing, the only one which is trustworthy. Where does this notion come from?Philosophically, there are two prevailing theories which have taken over much of academia: naturalism and materialism. Naturalism is the philosophical belief that everything arises from natural properties and causes, and supernatural or spiritual explanations are to be excluded or discounted. There is an even harder stance than naturalism called materialism which holds to the doctrine that nothing exists except matter and its movements and modifications. In either case, the material and natural are all that are accounted for and the supernatural is disregarded at best and rejected at worst. Naturalism and materialism lead to the error of scientism, which is self-refuting. Put basically, scientism suggests that the only things of which we can be certain are those things which are subjected to the scientific method. The crippling problem with scientism is that the scientific method cannot be applied to the scientific method. Therefore, this worldview begins with an unverifiable premise. Again, science is an incredibly powerful tool for exploring the world around us and learning more about the composition, movement, and modification of matter. Though, science is unable to answer other important questions: What created the universe? Why is there something rather than nothing? What is the nature of being itself? What is personhood? All of these questions require different tools of discovery than science.Tools of DiscoveryBeyond science, what tools of discovery are at our disposal? First, we can begin with philosophy. Modern philosophy is remarkably convoluted and rife with scientism, un-based skepticism, and other rational landmines. But, the long patrimony of philosophy allows us to ask questions like: What is the nature of being (metaphysics)? How do we come to know things (epistemology)? What makes a thing good, virtuous, or valuable (axiology)? How do we know that conclusions follow from certain premises (logic)? These are fundamentally different questions than science could ever ask or answer, but how many of us would truly argue that these questions are unimportant? So far, all of these questions, while different from science (and along with science), would fall under the broader category of human reason.TheologyThe study of God and of the things of God is called Theology. As long as there have been human beings asking questions of consequence, there have been questions and statements of a theological nature. It is only recently in human history that naturalist and materialist sentiments have disregarded or rejected the supernatural. When thinking of how we could apply the tool of discovery of Theology, I am reminded of the words of Galadriel to Frodo in Tolkien's Fellowship of the Ring: “May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.”In the Catholic patrimony, the realm of Theology arises from what God has revealed about Himself through Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, but it also includes what is called natural philosophy. Many of the classic arguments for the existence of God come not from St. Augustine or St. Thomas Aquinas, but from Plato and Aristotle. More needed to be revealed to arrive at the truths expounded by Christianity, but Plato and Aristotle were able to apply human reason so keenly that they arrived at faith in God (as they understood Him). Are Faith and Reason Compatible?So, are these various tools for discovery actually compatible with one another? Ultimately, are faith and reason compatible? St. John Paul II put it this way:“Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word, to know himself—so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves (Fides et Ratio, 1).”Faith and reason are, therefore, both gifts that God has given to human persons to rise to the contemplation of Himself, who is Truth itself, and truth about ourselves. So, faith and reason are more than merely compatible; they are complementary. St. Thomas Aquinas rightly says that the light of reason and the light of faith both come from God, therefore there can be no contradiction between them. We need Faith because without it, we would be lost and without direction. We need Reason because without it, we would be lost to our emotions and blind whims.What is Reason?Reason is the God-given gift of rational thought. Beyond mere reaction, we can come to the knowledge of things, events, and persons through thought and observation. Like Faith, this second wing of the human spirit, leads us to know in order that we might act. We know and we love. We believe and we act.Lest we think that reason is somehow more rigorous than Faith. We must reject the notion that the only tool of reason is science. Science is an incredibly powerful tool to investigate the material world. What exists and how does it exist? Science, however, can never answer the question, for example: why do we exist at all? For these questions, we might use the tool of philosophy.Reason also prepares the way to faith. St. Clement of Alexandria said long ago that philosophy is a “stepping stone to faith (cf. FR 38).” At the same time, we must learn as Pope Benedict XVI taught that human reason alone is weak; it needs faith to elevate it. God's grace builds upon our nature. What is Faith?Faith means to trust in God. Faith is belief. What we believe, contained in the Creeds of the Church, for example, can be referred to as Faith. The entirety of the Catholic religion can be called the Faith. Faith is not believing in something irrationally. There is a great amount of evidence for God and the truth of the claims of Christianity.The Gospels are historically reliable. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is well attested. And the last two thousand years establish how well founded the Faith of the Christian religion is. The Catholic Church is the Church of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is God. God exists. On these three levels of God, Christ, and the Church, we have Faith.The tenets of the Faith lead us to assent in belief to God and to trust Him. This intellectual way of coming to know God moves our free will towards love of Him. Of course, this requires trusting the Church, trusting the saints and holy writers of the past, and trusting in the testament of Tradition, written, or orally handed down to us. In this way, we are trusting what we ourselves have not seen personally, but it is certainly rational to trust such a firm witness.As St. John Paul II put it: “Men and women can accomplish no more important act in their lives than the act of faith; it is here that freedom reaches the certainty of truth and chooses to live in that truth (FR 13).”Truth is True, Regardless of FeelingsCertain things exist in a certain way and our feelings on the matter do not change that reality. There are certain things which are always true, always and in all places. We might refer to these as “principles.” The application of these principles can be many and varied, but the principles themselves might not change.When the Church teaches on a matter which pertains to Faith or Morals, the teachings can develop but they will never change. These truths point to the nature of God, of man, and of the created order. In all of these principles and applications, the truths do not change. However, they are discovered by means of either faith or reason. Because faith and reason both are at the service of the truth, they cannot contradict. If we believe that something is in error, then either our reason is faulty or our understanding of a teaching of the Faith is faulty. Reason can show that God exists and lays a foundation that makes faith credible. Therefore, reason is a common ground between believers and non-believers. Faith without reason is myth or superstition. Without reason, faith is only feelings and experience. If this happens, then universality of truth is lost.How to Know if We are in Error?How can we know if we are in error? Could the Holy Spirit point us in a direction which seems like a logically poor decision or lead us into error? The answer is no. The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Holy Trinity. The Holy Spirit is God. God never wants to deceive us.If we have a strong indication that God is leading us in a certain direction, we must figure out why we think that. And, if we feel that logic dictates a different path, we must figure out why we think that. In other words, are we cooperating with the gifts of faith and reason properly?Investigating human reason, we look at arguments to ensure that they are valid. Does the conclusion necessarily follow from the premises? If the argument is sound, however, then the conclusion will be valid if the premises are true. It is possible that we have an improper understanding of something. This can affect us greatly because we might think that something is logical, but our arguments are bad or our premises are wrong.Investigating our understanding of the Faith, we must think with the mind of the Church. What does the Church teach on Faith and Morals? We must form our conscience well and learn as much as we can about Church teaching.Ideally, when we are investigating or discovering, we are aiming at the truth. As Pope Benedict XVI put it, “In the irresistible desire for truth, only a harmonious relationship between faith and reason is the right road that leads to God and to the person's complete fulfillment (Gen. Audience, Nov. 21, 2012).” He also thought there was a “fertile connection” between understanding and believing. Even the field of Theology which studies the things of God and God Himself is classically defined as “faith seeking understanding (fides quarens intellectum).”What to Do with a Supposed Contradiction?What, then, should we do with supposed contradictions? We must begin by remembering that God never wants to deceive us. He's not trying to trick us. If we come up against a supposed contradiction where reason seems to be saying one thing and faith is saying another, then necessarily our understanding is wrong as it regards either reason or faith. So, we must diligently investigate our premises and data points, pray, ask for guidance, or research the answer from someone who has wisdom and insight. What we cannot do is act in a way which seems truly illogical, and we cannot act against something we feel convicted by the Holy Spirit to do or not do.We Need to Live in the Truth and With LoveGod has given us the gifts of reason and faith to come to knowledge, love, and service of Him and of those placed around us. We must never lose sight of why we have these various tools of discovery. It is all about the love of God and neighbor. When we study science, we should do so out of a sense of wonder and awe at God's creation and His majesty. And any application of what we learn should be at the service of the common good of humanity. Likewise, when we use the tools of philosophy and theology, we must bear in mind that these are tools of discovery, not of innovation. The truth belongs to Jesus Christ. He alone is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Our job is not to hijack reason or faith, but to harmonize the two wings and let God's grace draw our souls ever upward into His own blessed life. Thank you for reading Will Wright Catholic. This post is public so feel free to share it. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit willwrightcatholic.substack.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.

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

National Day Calendar
September 22, 2022 - National Centenarian's Day | Hobbit Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 3:30


Welcome to September 22nd, 2022 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate living history and small heroes with hairy feet. If you have made it to 100 years old, congratulations! Today we celebrate you on National Centenarian's Day. In the United States alone, there are estimated to be nearly 72,000 centenarians. The youngest of those were born after the end of World War I and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. They represent a living history full of tales not found in books and their stories animate and compliment what we already know. On National Centenarian's Day, count yourself lucky if someone you love can share stories that bring history to life from their very own past. Do you guys know anyone that's over 100? In the early 1930s, J.R.R. Tolkien created the greatest fantasy epic of all time. There were dragons, goblins, and wizards but at the heart of his stories were Hobbits. Bilbo and Frodo Baggins played a big part in saving Middle Earth, but neither was anything special. They were ordinary folk like you and me, who got caught up in something far bigger than themselves. These small creatures are meant to be stand-ins for the regular guy, and to be examples of how people can grow beyond their comfortable lives when they take risks. On Hobbit Day, we encourage you that “even the smallest person can change the course of history.” I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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.

The Next Picture Show
#342: Talkin' Tolkien, Pt. 1: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Next Picture Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 56:50 Very Popular


The new streaming series THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER is not technically a prequel to Peter Jackson's early-aughts film trilogy, nor is Jackson involved with the series, but it's hard to imagine it existing in a world where Jackson's films hadn't already provided a best-case scenario for large-scale screen adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth saga. So before delving into the crown jewel of Prime Video's streaming lineup, we're revisiting 2001's THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, with some help from special guest Roxana Hadadi, to see what it taught us about Tolkien on screen, and how it helped shape a generation of fantasy filmmaking. Plus, we begin digging into the mountain of feedback we received regarding Jordan Peele's NOPE and our discussion thereof. Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE RINGS OF POWER, or anything else in the world of film and/or Tolkien, by sending an email to comments@nextpictureshow.net, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730. Outro music: “Frodo, Don't Wear the Ring” by Flight of the Conchords Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 13 - Many Meatings

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 55:30


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. When Frodo wakes, he finds himself in the house of Elrond in Rivendell. Gandalf is present and tells Frodo everyone is safe, fills in some of the details of the narrow escape at the Ford of Bruinen, and explains he had been delayed because he was held captive. Gandalf also tells Frodo, as soon as he is well enough, there is to be a Council, at which Frodo will learn the answers to many questions. Gandalf explains that the "Black Riders are the Ringwraiths, the Nine servants of the Lord of the Rings," and that Aragorn is of the "race of the Kings from over the Sea," as are all Rangers. Frodo is astounded. Soon, Frodo feels well enough to socialize with his friends and the others in Elrond's house. Sam, who has been anxiously waiting for Frodo to recover, shows him around the big house. A great feast takes place in the hall of Elrond's house. After the feast, they retire to the Hall of Fire for singing and storytelling, and Frodo is surprised and delighted to find Bilbo there. After passing the evening together, they head off to bed to get a night's rest before the Council. 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.

Podcast Filosofia
O Senhor dos anéis: O retorno do rei - EP3

Podcast Filosofia

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 148:40


"O Senhor dos Anéis: O Retorno do Rei" é o terceiro filme da épica trilogia, baseada nos livros de J. R. R. Tolkien, e o último episódio da série de podcasts com uma visão filosófica sobre a trajetória de Frodo e companhia. Neste episódio, umas propostas de reflexão é a de que a obra rememora ao Ser Humano sua capacidade de sonhar, para além de uma realidade das coisas da matéria. No entanto, o sonho não se trata de uma fantasia, mas sim de trazer luz a outra realidade, a da Alma humana. Participantes: Gustavo Massen, Gabriel Nocera, José Roberto, Uibirá Barreto e Danilo Gomes. Trilha Sonora: Wagner - Prelude to Act 1

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 12 - Flight to the Ford

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 48:55


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. Strider assesses the situation. He believes the Black Riders were more easily chased away because there were only five of them, not nine—their full number. He also thinks the Riders believe Frodo is fatally injured and will soon be in their power. Strider tends the wound with a healing herb called athelas, but notes they must make haste to Rivendell where Elrond can use his healing abilities to help Frodo. For several days, the journey is uneventful but difficult, and Frodo's wound grows steadily more painful. As they travel, an Elf named Glorfindel appears and speaks urgently to Strider. Glorfindel has come from Elrond to help the hobbits reach Rivendell safely. He places Frodo on his horse and they continue on toward Rivendell. As they near Rivendell, the nine Black Riders catch up to them and pursue Frodo. Suddenly, the river forming a border of Rivendell rises up and scatters the Riders and their horses. The Company enters Rivendell; Frodo is unconscious. 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.

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 11 - A Knife in the Dark

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 53:26


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. Back in the Shire, Fatty Bolger has been staying in Frodo's Buckland home to make it appear Frodo is there. One night, Black Riders approach the house and attempt to enter. Fatty, however, quickly raises the alarm, and the Black Riders, realizing the Ring is no longer there, ride off. In Bree, Frodo and the others sleep while Strider stays awake, alert and listening. When Strider wakens them in the morning, they find the bolsters placed in their beds as decoys have been destroyed. Butterbur is distraught, and Strider and the hobbits decide to leave at once. After a delay caused by missing ponies, they get on their way with one pony bought from Bill Ferny, a dubious character. Aragorn leads them through the Midgewater Marshes, and they can see, in the distance, something "like lightning." When they get to the hill called Weathertop, Strider thinks the "lightning" they saw might have been caused by Gandalf. That night, five Black Riders attack. Strider and the hobbits defend themselves, but Frodo feels an overpowering desire to put on the Ring. When he does so, a Black Rider stabs him in the left shoulder with a magical blade before Strider can drive the Riders off. Frodo slips the Ring off his finger before falling unconscious.

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 10 - Strider

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 32:46


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. Frodo, Sam, and Pippin go back to the small parlor in which they had supper. Merry seems to have gone out, but Strider is waiting for them. The three hobbits are surprised and suspicious, but Strider seems to know more about their errand than they do. As they talk, Butterbur knocks, and apologizes for forgetting to give "Mr. Underhill" a letter Gandalf had left for him. Strider eventually convinces the hobbits he is trustworthy, despite his rough appearance, because he matches a description in Gandalf's letter. They agree to use him as their guide to Rivendell. Suddenly Merry appears, breathless. He had been outside and had a frightening encounter with Black Riders. Realizing the Riders have found them, they decide to stay in the parlor rather than return to their rooms. Bolsters are placed in their beds to make it appear the hobbits are asleep. 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.

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 09 - At the Sign of the Prancing Pony

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 33:09


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 hobbits arrive in Bree, a village in which both humans (Big Folk) and hobbits (Little Folk) make their homes. At the village gate, they answer some suspicious questions before being let through. As they pass through the gate, a dark figure climbs the gate and follows them. They get rooms and supper at The Prancing Pony, where Barliman Butterbur is the harried innkeeper. After supper, Frodo, Sam, and Pippin join some of the other guests in the common room, while Merry remains in the private parlor provided by Butterbur. Frodo, going by the name Mr. Underhill, pretends to be a writer planning a book on hobbits living outside the Shire in order to account for their presence. Amidst the chatter, Frodo notices a stranger smoking a pipe and watching him. This man introduces himself to Frodo as Strider. The stranger warns Frodo not to let Pippin talk too much, and Frodo realizes Pippin is telling the story of Bilbo's disappearance during his birthday speech. Rather than let Pippin finish, Frodo interrupts with a song of his own. Yet as he finishes his silly song, he disappears, having inadvertently placed his finger through the Ring in his pocket. Strider chastises Frodo as the room erupts in suspicious and puzzled murmuring. 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.