Drunk Tolkien 4: Mathematics and Gollum

We finally found time to get drunk together! Please join Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy as we eat some brunch, drink some drinks, and listen to Gollum impressions, and answer twitter’s most ridiculous middle earth related questions, like “Why does Pippin always look up when he gets an apple?”

  • Math and alcohol and albatrosses. Obviously
  • Hobbit children are ent wives and we have the science to prove it.
  • Caitlin obviously meant Rangers of the SOUTH every single time she said Rangers of the NORTH
  • Richard Armitage should just play everyone, ever. Thank you.

A big thank you to the following folks for their Gollum impressions. We enjoyed each one immensely and laughed a lot.

Matthew from Eloquent Gushing

Alan from Hallowed Ground Media (He and Caitlin do a podcast together about the His Dark Materials series, you should check it out!)

Paul from Way Too Seriously and Clockworks Academy

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Episode 62: The Birds and the Bees and the Trees

This week Caitlin and Rachel and Emmy discuss Chapter 4 of Book Three of the Two Towers, Treebeard.

Characters:

  • Pippin and Merry – Hobbits!
  • Treebeard – an Ent! Guardian of the forest
  • Quickbeam – another Ent, younger, hastier.
  • Entwives – the female Ents.
  • Mentions of Saruman and Gandalf

The Journey

The entirety of this chapter takes place within Fangorn Forest!

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Episode 57: I2I

We have reached the final chapter of the Fellowship of the Ring!

Characters

  • Frodo
  • Sam
  • Merry
  • Pippin
  • Aragorn
  • Legolas
  • Gimli
  • Boromir
  • THE EYE

Locations

Due to the chapters long indecision, the Fellowship is still in the same place it was last chapter, which can be seen here.

 

It’s the end of the book, let us know what you thought!

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Episode 52: Stab a Hobbit

This week we are discussing Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2 Chapter Five, The Bridge of Kazad-Dûm

Characters:

  • The Fellowship!
    • Frodo
    • Sam
    • Merry
    • Pippin
    • Gandalf
    • Gimli
    • Legolas
    • Boromir
    • Aragorn
  • Durin’s Bane
  • Balin, Oin, Ori

The Journey

The Fellowship make it to the far side of Moria and the Misty Mountains, and exit out into the Dimrill Dale. You can get a good look of the area here

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Episode 18: Frickity Frack

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emily discuss the final chapter in the Quenta Silmarillion.

Characters:

Eärendil – son of Idril and Tuor, ruled Sirion and married Elwing

Elwing – daughter of Dior, Earendil’s wife, currently holding the silmaril at the start of this chapter

Elrond – their son

Elros – their other, less famous son

Cirdan – the Shipwright, helps Earendil build the Vingilot.

 

Remaining sons of Fëanor:

Maedhros and  Maglor survive the third kinslaying in this chapter.

Ulmo–our Valar of the sea.

Eonwë – herald of Manwë

Manwë – king of the Valar

Morgoth – Big Bad

Thorondor – the king of the giant eagles

Types of Elves/Men/Beings

Valar – first beings in Aun, essentially the gods here

Noldor – Elves who were ruled by Finwe, Feanor’s original people

Vanyar – High elves, the very first clan of elves and also the smallest

Teleri – Led by Elwe and Olwe, elves with ships by the sea

Edain – Men who came from Hildorien

 

Things with Names

Vingilot – the ship Earendil tried to sail to Valinor in (and other places, but like, most important is that one)

Next week’s homework; the Akallabêth

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