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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Drunk Tolkien Episode 1: The Silmarillion

Welcome to our first episode of Drunk Tolkien!

This week drunkenly recap the Silmarillion and have no idea what anyone’s name is.

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Episode 19: The Family Tree of Trees

Join Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy for this week’s discussion of the Akallabêth.

Characters:

Not all of them, as they aren’t all important, but here’s some of the main players

Morgoth/Melkor: has been banished to the void.

Sauron: was grounded by daddy so built an evil empire in Mordor

Edain: the “good” men, leading to the Dúnedain / Númenórians / Kings among Men

Elros: “descended from the Three Houses of the Edain, but in part also from the Eldar and the Maiar” rules the Dúnedain for 410 years (lives for 500 years)

Various Kings of Numenor:

Iluvatar (aka Eru): he started this whole thing off, and now by god he’s gonna finish it. He’s the highest of all deities, from whom the Valar and all creation sprung. Emmy hates him. HAAAATES

Manwë: lord of the Valar and of the eagles, who have seen Too Much Shit. Rachel hates him.

Nimloth: the White Tree, a seedling of Celeborn (the tree, not the dude), which was descended of Galathilion the Tree of Túna, which was made in the image of Telperion

Map of Numenor

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Intro/outro music: The Forest and the Trees Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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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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Intro/outro music: The Forest and the Trees Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Episode 17: The Answer is Always Doom

Join Caitlin, Rachel and Emily this week to discuss The Silmarillion, Chapter 23 “Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin.”

Characters

Tuor – son of Huor, therefore nephew of Húrin and cousin to Túrin, born immediately after the battle of unnumbered tears.

Ulmo – vala of the oceans, only one who hasn’t abandoned Middle Earth.

Turgon – Lord of Gondolin

Voronwë – the only elf to return from the ships Turgon sent to try to go to Valinor and try to get help

Idril Celebrindal – daughter of Turgon

Maeglin – nephew of Turgon, child of Turgon’s sister Aredhel and the emo elf Eol.

Ecthelion – guardian of the gate to Gondolin

Glorfindel – along with Ecthelion, Turgon’s captains

Thorondor – lord of the eagles

Morgoth – still evil

Gothmog – Lord of the Balrogs

Manwë – king of the Valar.

 

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