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[[Category:British users]]
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[[Category:Gatekeepers who have contributed for over five years|Mith]]
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[[Category:Gatekeepers who support Wizards|Mith]]
</tr> <tr><th colspan="2" style="text-align:left; font-weight:normal; background:#C2B170;">'''Biographical information'''</th></tr>
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[[Category:Gatekeepers who use Firefox|Mith]]
<tr style="vertical-align: top; background: #f0f0f0"><td>Other names</td><td>Mith, TidyBot</td></tr>
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[[Category:Gatekeepers with over 25000 edits|Mith]]
<tr style="vertical-align: top; background: #f0f0f0"><td>Date of birth</td><td>4<sup>th</sup> of March, 1988</td></tr>
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[[Category:IRC users|Mith]]
<tr style="vertical-align: top; background: #f0f0f0"><td>Age</td><td>18</td></tr>
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[[Category:Tolkien Gateway administrators|Mith]]
<tr style="vertical-align: top; background: #f0f0f0"><td>Location</td><td>Sussex, UK</td></tr>
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[[Category:Tolkien Society members|Mith]]
<tr style="vertical-align: top; background: #f0f0f0"><td>Language</td><td>British English</td></tr>
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[[Category:User en-N|Mith]]
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| name=Mith ([[Shaun Gunner|<font color="white">Shaun Gunner</font>]])
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| position=Administrator, [[Tolkien Gateway:Projects#Dates|Dates Project]] Supervisor, Community Manager
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| language=[[wikipedia:British English|British English]]
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| location=[[wikipedia:Sussex|Sussex]], [[wikipedia:United Kingdom|UK]]
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| age=29
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| gender=Male
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| height=6'0<nowiki>''</nowiki>
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| hair=Black
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| eyes=Dark brown
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{{quote|All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.|[[Gandalf]] to [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] in ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', "[[The Shadow of the Past]]"}}
  
<tr><th colspan="2" style="text-align:left; font-weight:normal; background:#C2B170;">'''Physical description'''</th></tr>
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==Daily To-do==
<tr style="vertical-align: top; background: #f0f0f0"><td>Race</td><td>Men</td></tr>
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<tr style="vertical-align: top; background: #f0f0f0"><td>Gender</td><td>Male</td></tr>
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<tr style="vertical-align: top; background: #f0f0f0"><td>Height</td><td>6'0"</td></tr>
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<tr style="vertical-align: top; background: #f0f0f0"><td>Hair colour</td><td>Black</td></tr>
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<tr style="vertical-align: top; background: #f0f0f0"><td>Eye colour</td><td>Dark brown</td></tr>
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<tr><th colspan="2" style="text-align:left; font-weight:normal; background:#C2B170;">'''Contact Information'''</th></tr>
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<tr style="vertical-align: center; background: #f0f0f0"><td>E-mail</td><td>shaun.gunner(at)<br>btopenworld.com</td></tr>
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<tr style="vertical-align: center; background: #f0f0f0"><td>MSN</td><td>shaun.gunner(at)<br>btopenworld.com</td></tr>
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<tr style="vertical-align: top; background: #f0f0f0"><td>IRC</td><td>Mithrandir</td></tr>
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<tr style="vertical-align: top; background: #f0f0f0"><td>Skype</td><td>shaun.gunner</td></tr>
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<tr style="vertical-align: top; background: #f0f0f0"><td>Talk Page</td><td>[[User talk:Mith]]</td></tr>
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<tr><th colspan="2" style="text-align:left; font-weight:normal; background:#C2B170;">'''Other Information'''</th></tr>
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==About Me==
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I'm '''Mith''' and I'm a 29-year-old [[Tolkienists|tolkienist]]/tolkienologist/Tolkien-enthusiast (whichever you like) from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sussex Sussex] in the UK, and I am an ''administrator'', ''community manager'', and ''dates supervisor'' here on the Tolkien Gateway (TG). Formerly working in [[wikipedia:Parliament of the United Kingdom|Westminster]], I am now a communications consultant for [[wikipedia:FTSE 100 Index|FTSE 100 companies]]. I have been a member of this website and community for over ten years and although my contributions are only modest, I hope they go some way to making this wiki the best online Tolkien resource.
  
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With regards to Tolkien, the areas which really interest me are: [[languages]], [[Tengwar]], genealogies, maps, calendars, and the history of the [[First Age]]. In fact, almost everything within the [[legendarium]]! Beyond TG, I am also the Chairman of [[The Tolkien Society]] hoping to modernise its image, events and functions and introduce as many people as possible to the professor's works.
<td style="font-size: 8pt; padding: 4pt; line-height: 1.25em">This user supports [[Wizards]] over any other race. </td></tr></table></div>
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The name ''Mith'' is a contraction of the name [[Gandalf|Mithrandir]] (the [[Sindarin]] name for [[Gandalf]]) which is the name I've used for myself on many Tolkien websites over the last sixteen years.
  
== About Me ==
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When I'm not here, I enjoy learning about everything in general (I'm a hoarder of useless information), but in particular I really like learning about language (in particular, English history, etymologies of words, etc.), politics (especially British government and politics), and British history. I'm also an avid fan of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo Nintendo], [[wikipedia:Lego|Lego]], going to the cinema, and eating!
I'm an 18 year old tolkienist/tolkienologist/Tolkien-enthusiast (whichever you like) who is currently on a permanent vacation. I haven't been a member of this website and community very long, but so far I'm really enjoying it: I've met some great people, and I hope that I'll be able to make a difference - if only a small one - to the Tolkien Gateway project.
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I enjoy learning about everything in general (I'm a hoarder of useless information), but in particular I really like learning about language (in particular, English history, etymologies of words, etc.), politics (especially British government and politics), and British history. I'm also an avid fan of Nintendo and everything they create, and I can assure you all now that the Wii is going to do very well.
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==Current and Future Projects==
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* <strike>[[Main Page|Creating a new Main Page]]</strike>
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* <strike>New images for: [[Balin]], [[Dwalin]], [[Fíli]], [[Kíli]], [[Dori]], [[Nori]], [[Ori]], [[Óin]], [[Glóin]], [[Bifur]], [[Bofur]], [[Bombur]]</strike>
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* <strike>Template for web citations (former {{redlink|[[Template:Hfd]]}})</strike>
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* Infoboxes
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** Updating and standardisation existing ones
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** Adding pronunciation guides to them
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** <strike>[[Template:Mallorn]], [[Template:Mallornnav]] and [[Template:Amonhen]]</strike>
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** <strike>Audiobook infobox</strike>
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** <strike>LOTRO infobox</strike>
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** <strike>Extend [[T:Book]] (see [[wikipedia:Template:Infobox book|Wikipedia's]])</strike>
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* <strike>Who; what?; when?; where? link etc.</strike>
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* <strike>Redlink template</strike>
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* [[Timeline]] and years:-
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** Adding [[Template:Ardayearheader]] to every year article
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** Making sure that all date-related wanted-pages are created
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** <strike>Updating existing dates so they contain all relevant information</strike>
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** <strike>Moving date articles to European date format</strike>
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** Altering all the day articles so Shire Reckoning dates in "[[Appendix B|The Tale of Years]]" are ''correctly'' converted to the Gregorian calendar
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** Extending the information on [[:Category:Middle-earth Calendars|calendars]]
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** <strike>Bibliographic information</strike>
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*** <strike>See [http://www.forodrim.org/arda/tbchron.html here] (start with 1945) and [http://www.minastirith.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=print_topic;f=5;t=000211 here]</strike>
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* A template for dates in family trees
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* Work on [[Durin's Folk]]
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* To further, and expand, the articles on the <strike>[[Kings of Arnor|Arnorian]] and</strike> [[Kings of Gondor|Gondorian]] Kings
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** Re-visit the Kings of Arnor as the bar I set for myself is now higher
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* Creating templates for articles (along the lines of previous ones like [[Template:northernline|this]] - see my [[User:Mith/Sandbox|my sandbox]] for some in progress)
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* [[Locations]] (especially those of [[The Shire]])
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** <strike>[[Eriador]]</strike>, [[Rhûn]] and The Shire are all on my hit-list
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* [[Hobbits]] (continue with [[Took Family|Tooks]] first)
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* [[Constellations]], [[:Category:Cosmology|cosmology]] and astronomy
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** Start with [[Carnil]] (see [[Talk:Carnil|its talk page]])
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* <strike>Anything [[:Category:Maps|map]]/[[Maps|map]]-related</strike>
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* [[Songs]] and [[:Category:Poems|poems]]
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* [[Forum:TG Advent: 30 Improved pages for the New Year]]
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* [[Wizards]]
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* <strike>Sorting out the mess that is [[:Category:Disambiguation|disambiguation]]</strike>
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* [[Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]]
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* [[:Category:Portals|Portals]]
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* [[:Category:Tolkien Gateway|Policy]] and [[:Category:Help|Help]]
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* [[Structural references|Arda Structural Format]]
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* New skins for TG
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** <strike>Fixing Ithilien to work with 1.17</strike>
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*** Fixing <nowiki><ul> and <ol></nowiki> error with thumbnails
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** Fixing Cavendish to work in 1.17
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* Generally tidying and minor edits
  
With regards to Tolkien, the areas which really interest me are: [[languages]], [[Tengwar]], genealogies, maps, calendars, and the history of the [[First Age]].
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==Favourites==
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'''Character:''' [[Gandalf]] (following very closely by [[Fingolfin]])<br/>
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'''Location:''' [[Gondolin]] (followed by [[Tirion]])<br/>
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'''Quote:''' ''see [[User:Mith#top|the top of the page]]<br/>
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'''Book:''' ''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part One]]'' (forget, ''[[The Children of Húrin]]'', this should be edited and released in a separate book)<br/>
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'''Chapter:''' Not strictly chapters, but, the ''[[Ainulindalë]]'' and the ''[[Valaquenta]]'' (in ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' I'm rather keen on "[[The Council of Elrond]]" and "[[The Grey Havens]]")<br/>
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'''Era:''' [[First Age]]<br/>
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'''Film Scenes:''' "[[The Council of Elrond (scene)|The Council of Elrond]]", "[[The Bridge of Khazad-dûm (scene)|The Bridge of Khazad-dûm]]" and "[[The Lighting of the Beacons]]"
  
== Current Projects ==
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==Pages==
 
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*[[User talk: Mith|My Talk Page]]
*To further and expand the articles on the <s>[[Kings of Arnor|Arnorian]] and</s> [[Kings of Gondor|Gondorian]] Kings.
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*[[Special: Contributions/Mith|My Contributions]]
*[[Forum:TG Advent: 30 Improved pages for the New Year]].
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*[[User:Mith/Collection|My Collection]]
*[[Locations]] (especially those of [[The Shire]]).
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*[[User:Mith/Sandbox|My Sandbox]]
*Generally tidying and minor edits.
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*[[User:Mith/Sandbox2|My Second Sandbox]]
 
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*[[User:Mith/sig|My Signature]] (if you want one of your own, see [[Help:Signatures]])
== Favourites ==
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*[[User:Mithbot]], my bot for automatic editing of repetitive and tedious tasks
'''Character:''' [[Gandalf]] (following closely by [[Fingolfin]])<br>
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**[[Special:Contributions/Mithbot|Mithbot's Contributions]]
'''Location:''' [[Gondolin]] (followed by [[Tirion]])<br>
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**[[User:Mithbot/Scripts|Mithbot's Scripts]]
'''Book:''' [[The Book of Lost Tales]] (Forget, [[Narn i Chîn Húrin]], this should be edited and released in a more literary form.)<br>
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**Mithbot's Talk Page is located at [[User talk: Mith|my talk page]] instead
'''Chapter:''' Not strictly chapters, but, [[Ainulindalë]] and [[Valaquenta]].<br>
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'''Era:''' [[First Age]].
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'''Film Scenes:''' [[[The Council of Elrond]], [[The Bridge of Khazad-dûm]] and The Lighting of the Beacons.
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Latest revision as of 14:50, 14 April 2017

Mith (Shaun Gunner)
Gatekeeper
Biographical Information
PositionAdministrator, Dates Project Supervisor, Community Manager
LanguageBritish English
LocationSussex, UK
Age29
Edit Count 39,664
Physical Description
GenderMale
Height6'0''
Hair colourBlack
Eye colourDark brown
Contact Information
Talk pageMith
IRCMith
E-mailmith12px-nospam.svg.pngtolkiengateway.net
Infoboxes
This user is an administrator.
en-N This person is a native user of English.
25k This Gatekeeper has over 25000 edits on Tolkien Gateway.
5y This Gatekeeper has contributed to Tolkien Gateway for over five years.
lore-3 This user has an advanced understanding of J.R.R. Tolkien's works.
<ref> This user recognises the importance of citing sources.
IRC This user is often present in TG's IRC chat, and goes by the name Mith.
FirefoxLogo.png This user contributes using Mozilla Firefox.
RC This user patrols recent changes.
RP This user frequently presses the Random page button to find interesting articles to edit.
The Tolkien Society - logo.png This user is a proud member of The Tolkien Society.
Istari This user supports Wizards over any other race.
DD-Y This user believes the Dagor Dagorath is canonical.
Olanda Fong-Surdenas - The Balrog of Moria.jpg This user believes Balrogs don't have wings, but wishes that they did.
Ent This user believes the Entwives are lost forever.
United Kingdom.png This user is from the United Kingdom.
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
Gandalf to Frodo in The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Shadow of the Past"

[edit] Daily To-do

There's nothing for you to do! Get on with actual editing.

[edit] About Me

I'm Mith and I'm a 29-year-old tolkienist/tolkienologist/Tolkien-enthusiast (whichever you like) from Sussex in the UK, and I am an administrator, community manager, and dates supervisor here on the Tolkien Gateway (TG). Formerly working in Westminster, I am now a communications consultant for FTSE 100 companies. I have been a member of this website and community for over ten years and although my contributions are only modest, I hope they go some way to making this wiki the best online Tolkien resource.

With regards to Tolkien, the areas which really interest me are: languages, Tengwar, genealogies, maps, calendars, and the history of the First Age. In fact, almost everything within the legendarium! Beyond TG, I am also the Chairman of The Tolkien Society hoping to modernise its image, events and functions and introduce as many people as possible to the professor's works.

The name Mith is a contraction of the name Mithrandir (the Sindarin name for Gandalf) which is the name I've used for myself on many Tolkien websites over the last sixteen years.

When I'm not here, I enjoy learning about everything in general (I'm a hoarder of useless information), but in particular I really like learning about language (in particular, English history, etymologies of words, etc.), politics (especially British government and politics), and British history. I'm also an avid fan of Nintendo, Lego, going to the cinema, and eating!

[edit] Current and Future Projects

[edit] Favourites

Character: Gandalf (following very closely by Fingolfin)
Location: Gondolin (followed by Tirion)
Quote: see the top of the page
Book: The Book of Lost Tales Part One (forget, The Children of Húrin, this should be edited and released in a separate book)
Chapter: Not strictly chapters, but, the Ainulindalë and the Valaquenta (in The Lord of the Rings I'm rather keen on "The Council of Elrond" and "The Grey Havens")
Era: First Age
Film Scenes: "The Council of Elrond", "The Bridge of Khazad-dûm" and "The Lighting of the Beacons"

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