|Language||English (and a little Sindarin)|
|Hair colour||Medium brown|
 Hi. I'm Elf-esteem.
I'll research almost anything that has to do with Tolkien's Elves. I like referring to Tolkien Gateway as a 'reliable resource' when fact checking something because I can cross-reference my books from the reference links. I do so much writing about the Elves anyway that I figured I might as well lend a hand here and there.
My main Tolkien reference material includes: The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Histories of Middle-earth - in particular, Morgoth's Ring, The War of the Jewels, and The Peoples of Middle-earth. However, I do sometimes use the Book of Lost Tales (both I and II), Tolkien's published letters, and Unfinished Tales which has great reference material for Sindar-Silvan Elves. Rarely, a reference from The Children of Hurin or as I call it, Sadness: The Extended Edition, may be used.
Not all of these references agree, and some of it leads to a conflict of ideas, characterizations, and plot elements that J. R. R. Tolkien never really resolved. I'm pretty much okay with this. To me, if Tolkien wrote it or it was compiled and edited by Christopher Tolkien, it is a reliable canonical reference. Some do not agree with Middle-earth 'canon' extending beyond Silmarillion, Hobbit, and LotR, and that's fine. Some do not even include The Silmarillion as Middle-earth canon, which makes me sad because. . . Elves.
But canonical disagreements aside, the references from the Legendarium will be there, and it's up to the reader to make their own choices.
I'm not a mind reader. Most edits are simply my best guess to set something right or provide missing content. I can't promise perfect.
Although I favor the Elves above all others in Middle-earth, my favorite Edain character is Niënor, and my favorite sad ship is Aegnor X Andreth.
- User:Elf-esteem/Sandbox - My Sandbox
Common Ref Templates for chapters and section headings - Search Template:Letter(s)
- S - The Silmarillion
- H - The Hobbit
- FR - The Fellowship of the Ring
- TT - The Two Towers
- RK - The Return of the King
- MR - Morgoth's Ring
- PM - The Peoples of Middle-earth
- WJ - The War of the Jewels
- UT - Unfinished Tales
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