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"tolkien" Discussed on Newcomers: Star Wars, with Lauren Lapkus & Nicole Byer
"Make video of being like the fun guy in the Fox Yeah Right I will tell him it'll give him something to do. Just, picture them in that outfit works so good anything you would do be very funny. I'm sure he owns something that would right John Going GonNa be so excited when I tell him, we just talked about him through the. Wendy. Hard. Words from the observer gave it two out of five stars commenting addict as long drudge through middle earth with seem like a carefree skip through the park compared to this. Literary bio-pic Mouse. She's great. Yeah. I. Truly said that I was like I would rather watch three hours. Then this movie ever again rating for the Plain Dealer Chuck Your Bravo were. A calling it a wonderful piece of art at a magical film. Worthy of the wizardry of himself what do you? Where the Gandhi Watch it, he wrote it before he saw exactly that's a review before you watch it kind of thing. Yeah. I'm not your for. Chuck. No. Okay, so fat checking now, I'm kind of excited about this. Just kind of. Now the question is, did tolkien rekindle his relationship with Brat after returning from more? So in the film talking I his name is timmy is talking and I really hate it that seem really gene eats. Noreen is keen. It made me sewing. So. A weird point to like having the movie like arresting someone on like also like the headmaster now I'm mad at you. would. Cut Today to where they already know how to like what I'd also I was like if we're in the theater, we all know how to say the man's name not one person was like. Allow that. Let me by fucking ticket. So Tokyo. And rat encounter each other again just before talking is set to join the fighting on the western front when he returns waking up in a hospital in England he finds Bharat waiting for him. The real story played out a bit differently go really condescending with this according to the Tolkien society. The young told Keane actually wrote to Brat on his twenty first birthday when he was still studying at Oxford and they became engaged soon after by the time toll Keane was fighting the battle of the Psalm he and Brad. Horny married. I don't know why they changed it. Now now did he ever get so drunk that he woke his tutors with his outbursts Gimme a really.
"tolkien" Discussed on Newcomers: Star Wars, with Lauren Lapkus & Nicole Byer
"Also, like if it's made up, okay, we have A. True Yeah Right. It's great. It's you wouldn't imagination you have like and I'm sure it's happened to other people but like yeah just don't say it's yours same with them. Who wrote. American psycho he's not, east. He's With Tim everyone's always like if you say you like one of those things, I'm like. Well, you know he's like kind of an abuser and you like I mean I I. Guess I kind of assume then I'm like it shows in the books. Murderer. Kills. I do feel like the same thing happens with musicians when you find something bad about someone like it sucks because there are certain people were I mean not even want to name I'm literally not naming any of the writers and I don't WanNa ruin them. I think there's people where you hear a story and it's first of all. You heard a story I. believe most things I hear if it's about someone being a bad person I'm going to trust that easy to believe but it's still like sucks when you're like, oh I love the song and then you think Oh yeah he's a bad person doing this and then it's like you can't even enjoy the song anymore and I'd like yeah. Well, Michael Jackson is a strong example but like I feel like you think about the documentary, it's like I don't WanNa be thinking about this. Just, sucks because things become intertwined so easily yeah it it's almost better to me if the person is dead let's. Chose him as a person because I was like. Saying anything that people haven't been saying right but I wanNA know who you guys are talking about. There's this writer that I really loved in like from when I was a teenager through college. I was always like this guy is the best and then basically everyone I know who's ever interact with him is like he is literally the worst misogynistic alcoholic piece of shit ever and I'm just saying and then he had a book camale. CARRIED IT I don't like you. Can I know it but I hear your Character feels like it's him. I'm like I don't know. So okay I, try not to support bad people so I'll buy thing secondhand. Smart I wanted to read Faye resnick's book about Route Simpson, which is like salacious and like not nice. But I bought it off. Ebay because I was like Oh that's just from person whatever and let me tell you. It was worth it. She a bad person see that's good because you're like helping someone get their money back for the book. So it's kind of a good night's closure to that kind of charity. Yeah I. Yeah. I like that idea buying something used that you don't want to support I mean I would I've done what? I did this once there was someone's book that I didn't want to buy, but I did want to know some things from it. So every of the airport. I read parts of it, and that I truly relic most of it because I was traveling a lot of time and I was like every time I went and I just found it in the bookstore and just read like a new part and I was like it's thirty minutes I did that too with someone's book that I did want to give them money. Until you. Can Talk after? That's hilarious. Okay well. Okay. Are there any aspects or any themes or characters of the other six films you've seen so far that now make more sense because of this bio-pic would say, absolutely, not well, I guess he has he. is in the woods talking about trees and at the end so I was like. Loves the tree. Now it. Just like any of the things are just universal aspects where I. The only thing I can think of is like war and his mom telling him stories that's nothing but nothing happened during the war that would lead you to believe he was inspired to write this book. He wears a skinny scarf and that's about it like. and He puts on a mass to avoid like mustard gas and I kept thinking like what is that supposed to be like nothing? I don't know yet they didn't explain it. wall. So I was mentioning that's Mims bio-pics will embellish. We are GONNA get into some fact checking. So maybe they did embellish some things here. But before we do that, let's talk about the reception of the film. So the film received mixed reviews from critics and was a box office bomb grossing nine million against a twenty million budget. That's why some holds a fifty one percent critic rating on rotten tomatoes and seventy one percent for the audience score. That's actually really high. Yeah. Yeah. I it feels like you know fifty percent of that seventy one percent didn't see it. Wasn't saying the critical consensus reads Tolkien has the period trappings and strong performances of a worthy bio-pic but lacks the imagination required to truly do it subject justice. What's really accurate? Yeah I. Agree with that because it looked so beautiful and John the whole time was watching it. He was like I should like this. This is my static. It looks like something I would like it's the time period I love British people but this is still a picture John Dress for war at that time. Oh My. God that looks so right for him. I love that John, and a war would be very funny. In a trench and he's like, what have we sing?.
"tolkien" Discussed on Newcomers: Star Wars, with Lauren Lapkus & Nicole Byer
"Okay So. This is directed by DOM CAR WRECK COSCO. That's not how you say it. Dom Dot right dome. Dome car mostly Karachi. Yeah. Dumb non needed bad. Wait what about the writer? Who wrote it Yeah. Who need to know because we gotta yell at them but it did have that that feeling in the direction that made it feel just so Steph. It wasn't really so dramatic in a way that was like really. Random, like that poll that long shot down that corridor. Random, it was written by David. Gleeson. Who Irish as Irish I was only I got and then Stephen Barris Ford whose English Only. If I'm giving anyone about this, these two they did bad I just feel like my question really is when you're pitching to do a Tolkien Bio Paca, why not give me the highlights I want like and if that was the most interesting stuff in his life, he doesn't get a movie. Yes because also, they weren't really giving much info to the like I I feel that be was very important that he was in war and all that stuff but. What is his role there? What is he doing? How long has he? They're like it didn't feel like with the war was the point either. So every scene I was like, what is the point of this there was there was no stakes was like did make pushback from an editor did maybe he had to find a publisher did was was it just smooth sailing? I was like that's what I care about. Yeah, I agree. So the Quick Synopsis Of this movie is as a young student Jr R. Tolkien Finds Love Friendship and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts. Their Brotherhood soon strengthens as Tolkien weather the storm a tumultuous courtship with Edith Bratt and the outbreak of World War One these early life experiences later inspire the budding author to write the classic fantasy novel, the Hobbit and Lord of the rings like wait. How did he get inspired like I don't even get wasn't it didn't I wouldn't call that a tumultuous relationship. It seemed really great. It was fine. It was like we love each other we can't be together but now we're back to give. Yeah and they had kids and everything. It's like this not really tumultuous. It was real nice I was pretty relaxing. We should we read the indepth one? Yeah. We I mean in-depth one is truly just two more than that. I thought you were okay rolling. You started off on wall switch off as young children being raised by a single mother J. Our toll keen and his brother received help from a local priest, Father Francis Humus relocate them from their home to small apartments in is that Birmingham there's a Birmingham in England. Mike is like, yes there's Birmingham. Everywhere I. Honestly it was. It was as they were saying it in the movie last styles like a Birmingham. Due to financial hardships. Their mother is supportive and loving filling their minds with stories of adventure and mystery, which he recites by the fireplace at night that scared me because it was like a cowboy shot from low up on her face. She was like telling a story and I was an issue going to hit them. But then she didn't because nothing happens in this movie she becomes ill however one day upon returning home. From School Takim finders slumped in a chair dead and he don't give a fuck you hugs her and moves on other fans becomes the boys legal guardian in eventually finds eight kindly rich woman who agrees to take them in providing providing them with room and board while they continue their childhood education they are talking meets Edith Bratt a woman the women's only other ward Takim is impressed with native. Anna playing. He admires the to become friends. Yes. She's also stunning beauty played by Lily Collins is I think it's Pano playing I can't feel collins, daughter Yes. I thought John was lying to me. No. Medium level, prank that would. At school token immediately shows talent with languages earning rough treatment from arrival crass classmate robber. I'M GONNA language issue rival classmate Robert to boys get into a fight, the headmaster Roberts father orders that they spend all of their time together for the remainder of the term while both initially resent the assignment tokens soon accepted into Roberts small circle of friends and the four J. Are Robert Geoffrey and Christopher from a close friendship which grows with the years even as they attend separate universities meanwhile token continues his. Friendship with Edith falling in love with her father Francis find out about their relationship and recognizes that it is affecting tolkien's grades and so forbids him from pursuing her while his guardianship tolkien is distraught not wanting to lose the priests financial support of his schooling he the conversation to edith who promising, they will be able to be together when he reaches twenty one, the age of majority, but she instead ends their relationship. which is so crazy. Imagine fucking so much. You can't study talk struggles at Oxford but attracts the attention of professor just've right a prominent. Phil Philo Lalla Gist philology CFL those Ooh I gotta write him the second try the study of language. In oral and written historical sources. Token realizes languages, true passion and enrolls and rights class when the first world war breaks out he and his friends enlist in the British army before token leaves, youth returns, and the to declare their love for each other at the battle of the Salami. Toll Dina suffering from trench vivere baby and goes to look for Jeffrey Charge Vivere. got. beaver he's convinced that he's calling him but he's unable to find him in collapses conscious. He wakes them a hospital weeks later with edith by his side to find out that Robert were killed Christopher survive, but he was traumatized. Years later, tolkien youth are married with several children and Tokens. Now, professor himself I would like to see how that happened. The film ends with him inspired to write the famous opening of the Hobbit. Oh I mean life give me the story of the author like, Yeah. Literally as you just read that I, thought WHOA. So we actually didn't miss anything like no. Everything and when you think about the war inspiring this books here's what I need him writing the books everything that happens when he writes them and how they get successful when they get successful if he's alive to see that and some flashbacks to war. Yes. Yano flashbacks. Yes. You'll go without me and then you're like that. So we came up with Salmond. Whatever like I mean you know fudge it a little bit who cares Yeah I. Agree the back end of this not even the back guess. The back end of the movie I was like this is where it should start i. don't understand why we're seeing Lee anything as a child like nothing from his childhood seems to have influenced his books. No, they're like the mom did because she was a storyteller that was close as I could get to there being any point to. That and feel like you could just say that in a sentence. Oh, my mom was a storyteller right one time she died in a chair and I kept moving back and forth I'm like that's a story guts fascinating. You found her debits tariff I mean it would have been more fascinating if you moved around like weekend at Bernie's and was like my mom's still alive, it's like weekend of photos my rabbit. Dude, you lost it. Oh my God. That really got me. My MOM's. Oh boy. That have done well, if that was the premise. My. So now that you learn more about Tolkien from watching this film, did it leave you more or less interested in middle earth? Like did it mess with your perception of what you love so much it is. It's totally unrelated. Totally, you could tell me at the end of that and then he wrote Dune and I'd be like Oh. Yeah. I see how it could be like Dune. All I, truly agree I feel like in a way I sort of like the movies more because they were more interesting than.
"tolkien" Discussed on Newcomers: Star Wars, with Lauren Lapkus & Nicole Byer
"Of our second season and we're exploring the Lord of the Rings Franchise for the first time without the NERDS and super fans and sometimes people who've contributed to the movies we started with the trilogy then we did that. Hobbit and. Some fantastic love. The fantastic. That was fun. Then now we're now we're doing stuff we're doing we did the bio. Pic My God. Oh God. Yeah we're talking about Twenty Nineteen bio-pic toll keen, which is available to stream on Hbo Max with two massive trilogies behind us. Now, we think it's time to just take a peek inside of the man who started it all Mr, junior R. Tolkien right. Before we start diving into the deeper cuts which I can't imagine that there are deeper cuts, i. Felt Liberty. It's so deep that I was like the well is dry. There's. There's nothing to say, and so we are GonNa talk about spoilers if you care what spoilers go watch the eighteen hours of films that we've already covered and you will be caught up But what are your thoughts? Nicole about just the hobbit trilogy and where we are right now with this journey I mean I think I liked the three Lord of the rings better than the three Hobbit movies and I definitely would've loved to watch a three hour lord of the ring movie instead of this because it was I don't WanNa be rude but it came out last year and I never heard of it and nobody was me ever heard of it nobody's heard of this. And no one's ever heard of it. It's random. It feels like it's from like the nineties with just how pointless and boring it is honestly Before we get into all that I think our guest is going to have a lot to say about this. We are so excited for our guests today because I am married to him. This is my husband Mike Castle. Now don't speak yet. Mike is a writer and actor. He's known for playing Adam on Netflix's bruise brothers. I certainly know him from that and he also starred. Aj Salerno on the. Television series clipped, which is where we met and I played joy and I don't know if I had a last name I think I might have I think. You did was it Simpson I duNNo. Okay. Well welcome Mike. I Oh my God. I'm so excited to be here. We're so excited about toll. Keen with you Mike. Thank you. Thank you so much for doing this. Also I learned his name is token. I call him token, but I didn't know. Token Yeah does seem to be but I feel like we can bully him for that because I was like a plot point that you can't bully him for that. Yeah Well Mike I know from you know knowing you that you are a lord of the Rings Fan. Yeah well, wait hold on one more thing though about I the movie was giving me flashbacks of when my mom made me watch black beauty as a kid which was like a horse spend light world war one or something I. Don't know I hated it so much and this was very similar to that and that it was it was mainly about English war history and basically nothing about. Anything interesting going GONNA dive really deep into all. We'd love to hear all about black beauty as well. How did you become a Lord of the Rings Fan? How did that happen to you I feel like it's it's just happens to. Kids like me basically I feel like I was reading it before I even thought about reading it like. My kids like you what was wrong with you like? Like almost like seemingly normal but then like weird and don't like any, I didn't like any sports growing up I didn't like doing anything with other nudes and it was signed for a kid. Was a latchkey kid. You are on the swim team. Yeah. But it yeah I don't WanNa get into we couldn't quit I was unable to quit the team and I try it in. So many different family rules. Yeah. But it was just one of those books I. I remember reading the Hobbit in fifth grade, and then all the Lord of the rings and sixth and Seventh Grade, and then again in high school, and then again in college, and then I did. In Fifth Grade, give it to you or did you find it it? We had those. You'd have to take these computer tests like book report, proficiency, kind of task, and you could pick these books that were all on a list and Lord of the Rings was on some list, and so it was like just read those because you already I had older brothers and my dad was a nerd I read it because my dad liked. It as well. So it's one of those ones where you always hear about it. He was really into sci fi fantasy, and so it was kind of one of those ones where I was always just like, oh, I think I have to read that at some point. Yeah. Now you've read it so many times. So obviously, your knowledge of the franchise goes much deeper than the to film trilogy that I just got to watch with you. Know. How. Do you feel that? How do you feel the film's compare with the other book with the books or with other content? Is there anything that's missing that you feel really frustrating or anything? That's there's too much. Gabriel already brought up the character Tombo who's Times yeah. Sounds like the spirit of the entire book..
"tolkien" Discussed on Newcomers: Star Wars, with Lauren Lapkus & Nicole Byer
"Legends. Tell, me a story in any language you on. Pinterest. Jonas. JOURNEYS WE TAKE TO PROVE OURSELVES Got Inventions. She's Club a brotherhood. Changed the world through the power of. Music poetry I'm what about token points right something. Match beyond anything anyone thought home. What it means. To. Be Left. Alone. All of the wisdom's language in regard to you missed. But Never Senate like it. Is More than just a friendship. Alliance. An invincible alliance. A. Fellowship. Visit a new episode of newcomers. Ho Boy I'm Nicole buyer on more guests. Oh boy this is our ninth. Episode.
An Excerpt from the book Flirting with Darkness by Ben Courson
"An excerpt from the book flirting with darkness. Ben. Carson. Weapon number three, the magic number of greatness. I got to a point in my struggle with depression where something needed needed to change must suffering. So badly, I finally decided to do something about it. The ten thousand hour rule saved my life. His Book Outliers Malcolm Glad well demonstrated that to be truly greeted anything. You have to put in ten thousand hours of practice. People such as world chess champion Bobby. Fischer businessman Bill Joy, and IBM founder Bill Gates are among the many examples. Glad. While gives of people who excelled because they accelerated they focused and worked hard and gave at least ten thousand hours to becoming the best at what they did. Glad will show that whether you want to be a fiction writer or master criminal. Hockey player or a pianist ten thousand hours was the magic number of greatness. Bent my mind to that goal is a writer Manspeaker. A resolved to stop wasting my energies, processing psychological trauma and to go on a diametrically opposed direction. Instead of disappearing over why dreams weren't coming to pass, I decided to commit myself to working my fingers to the bone to ensure they did. Psychologists, John Hayes quote looked at how long it took the best composers of all time to create their first grey work. He found that nobody including Mozarts was a child prodigy had produced a piece of work of any significance until about ten years after they had I, taken music no amount of innate talent even in a field of genius such as music could overcome the years of practice necessary to Korea work someone may be talented. They may be lucky but they still have to go through ten years of practice in order to become a master and quote. When Churchill came to power during World War Two he said this as he was being inaugurated into office as prime. Minister quote. I. Offer you nothing save blood, toil tears, and sweat and quo. Lecture Chill Ready to go to battle anew, the path will be difficult PROC- ready to claim own finest hour. Getting better stars, which is getting off your tuition in doing something. So I did. My goal was to become a writer and a speaker put in the needed hours. My nearly worked myself to death, but it was infinitely better than brooding found the effort. Cathartic in fulfilling my spirit's began to lift. I figured I had two options number one either get discouraged that my dreams were not coming pass or number to spend the effort of getting prepared for when they did. Legendary preacher Charles spurgeon advised students to stop worrying about when they would get their shot at speaking and concentrate instead on their ability, and they'll let God take the opportunity in other words quit fretting over the how and focus on the what I took these words to heart and focused on my skill set as I improved my craft, our English word amateur comes from a French Italian an line route which means to love an obvious works when he loves the process and it feels good a professional is someone who worked seven days a week whether he feels like it or not. Today. My TV show hope generation is on twenty different networks more than one hundred and eighty countries and radio shows heard on more than four hundred stations daily. I get to speak in stadiums and arenas. My quote unquote overnight success came through hours of hard work. How you'll spend your ten thousand hours may be different from how I spend mind but you'll find as I did a clear focus and a way of getting off the existential treadmill of despair, transform your life but the age of twenty one, the average American has put ten thousand hours of practice into computer and video games when I use those hours for something more productive. How hard you hustle in the darkness determines how brightly you shine in the spotlight. To prepare for speaking to people I got really good at lecturing my furniture. My chairs were my captive audience I remember that Billy Graham. One said he got his start by preaching to alligators before he preached in stadiums. You have to start with a small stuff and work your way up. So I took every opportunity that presented itself. I spoke to classes of little kids and homeless shelters at old folks, homes, and to student clubs I volunteered to take the opportunities. Others turned down, I got lots of practice. When other speakers turned an organization or church down my said, yes I did this I several years Only the small minded person will refuse the small task for me if I had an audience of four people those enough to get some more practice to put in some more hours toward my ten thousand our goal. Jesus said that if you're faithful and a few small things, you'll be given responsibility over bigger ones Matthew Twenty five that sound good to me. Yes sometimes I did feel like surface the tragic here of Greek mythology who had to roll a boulder of a hill only to see roll back down then roll it back up again only for it to roll back down again repeatedly, I'll stubborn in my pursuit it was a great weapon against despair to keep working in spite of how I felt, which puts me in the mind of a scene from Tolkien's the Lord of the Rings in the First Book of that trilogy the Fellowship of the Ring, a band of warriors is commission travel to the ends of the Earth to destroy the evil ring of power by casting it into mount doom. During their long journey. Gandalf who was their leader was thought to be killed in the minds of Maurya in response airborne stepped up to lead the band in his stead amid his grief and despair he cried out farewell Gandalf what hope have we with you then he turned to the fellowship and said, we must do without hope let us gird ourselves and weep no more come. We have a long road. Like that trek to mount doom healing is usually a long journey. We normally don't start feeling better overnight sometimes, we must go on when we feel absolutely no hope. Our quest leads down a winding path and his sometimes fraught with trolls and Goblins and all manner of Dr Treasures. But psychological heroism is possible in such journey is were taking like Eric Gordon Frodo my set my foot upon my own path out of depression I gave them my flirtation with darkness and began to tread the road toward a grand purpose and it worked after many many years. The Dreams I had begun to despair finally came true new ones came into sight, but it all began by putting one foot in front of the other. If you allow yourself to just sit around and partly catatonic state stuffing yourself with junk food is a form of therapy and watching callous hours of television. You'll probably never start feeling better. But I. Tell You that you get off the couch and venture into the world to do something toward your goals. Things will start to change in your heart and mind if you pull yourself out of bed and get going on your dreams, that's how you'll will begin the journey to healing your broken spirit.
Feeding Your Newborn Right
"The concept of breastfeeding simple you off a baby baby baby latches drinks milk for a while then is done. Tommy. Full happy baby. But simple does not always mean easy and some mothers not even given a choice. This food for thought. Motherhood. Is With lactation consultant, pediatric feeding, and swallowing specialist speech therapists. Stacy's. Where we explore the challenges in Feeding Your Baby Headline Stacey. Hi honestly say to have you on this episode because you've played such an important role with my feeding Johnny was Zachary and I think everybody's going to benefit so much from what you have is. It Hey we go. I guess. that. If we start stacy by tolkien about the fact that. Breast. Milk is said to make your child healthier small. And? Unfortunately, lots of Women Assadi unable to breastfeed and they can fill a lot of shame around this. So when we come to the phrase, breast is best what are your thoughts on this? So if it's why I think I'd like to refrain it on think about nor. Breast is best Betta. But actually considering recipe jank as the biological and recognizing that it will says more protections to buy babies on's mother's human milk tena made the babies and it's no folding. Fluids by throughout human existence and also cost an infant's in a child's life span. breastfeeding does affect baby a reduced risk of a number roles Illnesses such as diarrhea, vomiting era sections I. For. Long long list on the same for the mother in terms of decreasing the risk of things like West move varian. Council? That's not to dispute it. I think that what Sweetie challenging is that when women who want to breastfeed on table, they experience multitude se names possibly anger glee sadness of some of the feelings of undocumented in military. I'm. I'm a linked to sort of feeling of loss said that they lose something they were expecting will wanting to do. All that they had been told about employ misses the best and then they went able to achieve and I think why to say is if there's a woman that feels like this, I'd like to certificate acquainted about. So right by don't deny to lowlands from the W. HR pays days he says, the success will new breastfeeding should not be seen solely as responsibility of the woman. Power ability to breastfeed is very much shaped by the support in the environment in which she lives there was a full responsibility of governments on society to support women through policies on the grounds in the community. I think this valley very true and I it's. It's a very difficult place to be when you're surrounded by those messages but he Failed as masters a truly the most helpful way of betraying the session to breastfeed in Bay Protection said it all says, yeah. Of course, it does really am hit home when you said that because. I. Do feel that there isn't enough of a conversation around supporting women. The fact that it isn't just straightforward hits. It's something that you almost think, oh, you know able to because you can't practice breastfeeding is not something you are. You don't describe a baby you can't actually cut it on a practice. The price says it it's very difficult. Isn't it and that quite really does sum up the fact that it does take it does take support because you know what you're doing. I mean I was messaging you stacey I remember in the first few weeks not I never had a very difficult birth experience, but I was so unsure if what I was doing was even right. Absolutely and I think that that speaks to this idea of the society needs to support lemon under the messages that we have within the society around what's
Feeding Your Newborn Right
"The concept of breastfeeding simple you off a baby baby baby latches drinks milk for a while then is done. Tommy. Full happy baby. But simple does not always mean easy and some mothers not even given a choice. This food for thought. Motherhood. Is With lactation consultant, pediatric feeding, and swallowing specialist speech therapists. Stacy's. Where we explore the challenges in Feeding Your Baby Headline Stacey. Hi honestly say to have you on this episode because you've played such an important role with my feeding Johnny was Zachary and I think everybody's going to benefit so much from what you have is. It Hey we go. I guess. that. If we start stacy by tolkien about the fact that. Breast. Milk is said to make your child healthier small. And? Unfortunately, lots of Women Assadi unable to breastfeed and they can fill a lot of shame around this. So when we come to the phrase, breast is best what are your thoughts on this? So if it's why I think I'd like to refrain it on think about nor. Breast is best Betta. But actually considering recipe jank as the biological and recognizing that it will says more protections to buy babies on's mother's human milk tena made the babies and it's no folding. Fluids by throughout human existence and also cost an infant's in a child's life span. breastfeeding does affect baby a reduced risk of a number roles Illnesses such as diarrhea, vomiting era sections I. For. Long long list on the same for the mother in terms of decreasing the risk of things like West move varian. Council? That's not to dispute it. I think that what Sweetie challenging is that when women who want to breastfeed on table, they experience multitude se names possibly anger glee sadness of some of the feelings of undocumented in military. I'm. I'm a linked to sort of feeling of loss said that they lose something they were expecting will wanting to do. All that they had been told about employ misses the best and then they went able to achieve and I think why to say is if there's a woman that feels like this, I'd like to certificate acquainted about. So right by don't deny to lowlands from the W. HR pays days he says, the success will new breastfeeding should not be seen solely as responsibility of the woman. Power ability to breastfeed is very much shaped by the support in the environment in which she lives there was a full responsibility of governments on society to support women through policies on the grounds in the community. I think this valley very true and I it's. It's a very difficult place to be when you're surrounded by those messages but he Failed as masters a truly the most helpful way of betraying the session to breastfeed in Bay Protection said it all says, yeah. Of course, it does really am hit home when you said that because. I. Do feel that there isn't enough of a conversation around supporting women. The fact that it isn't just straightforward hits. It's something that you almost think, oh, you know able to because you can't practice breastfeeding is not something you are. You don't describe a baby you can't actually cut it on a practice. The price says it it's very difficult. Isn't it and that quite really does sum up the fact that it does take it does take support because you know what you're doing. I mean I was messaging you stacey I remember in the first few weeks not I never had a very difficult birth experience, but I was so unsure if what I was doing was even right. Absolutely and I think that that speaks to this idea of the society needs to support lemon under the messages that we have within the society around
Volcanoes of Life
"Hey welcome to stuff to blow your mind. My name is Robert Lamb, and I'm Joe McCormack in today, we're going to be talking about something that I've been thinking about doing an episode on for a while ever since I read an article while back that really interested me, and that is the surprising and kind of counterintuitive link that has been proposed by many geologists now between life as we know it. It on earth and the fires of Mount Doom, specifically, the the most violent and scary of geologic processes like volcanic eruptions on the movement of tectonic plates. Yeah. This is a great topic to get into. We kind of had a I guess a preamble to this a couple of episodes ago when we were talking about eggs and we talked about the volcano birds and the idea of a volcano being seeming. Almost. Paradoxically to be something that can nourish. As opposed to something. That's just a purely destructive force. Oh, I. didn't think about that comparison at all. But yeah, the the way that the volcanic sand babysits the egg for for the megapode so that it can just run off and do its own thing. Yeah. Raised by a volcano. But so I thought a great place to start here might be with a brief reading from volusia. It is a famous old norse epic poem from the collection that is known as the Poetic Edda. Now, this is a synonymous work. The author is unknown, but the volusia tells the story of the norse Gods culminating in their destruction in the fiery doom of Ragnarok can I'm just GonNa read a couple of Quad trains here. In Anger Smites, the water of the earth forth from their homes must all men flee nine paces fares the son of Jurgen and slain by the serpent fearless. He sinks the Sun. Turns Black Earth sinks in the see the hot stores down from heaven or world fierce gross. The steam and the life feeding flame till fire leaps high about heaven, itself Nice and one fun thing about this poem. It's bit of Tolkien Trivia Robert Tell me if you've heard this before, but the name of the wizard Gandalf that first appeared in Tolkien's. Tolkien's the Hobbit and then of course, the best character in Lord of the Rings, the name of Gandalf comes from the Veloce token, actually borrowed the name from a section known as the tally of the dwarves from this epic poem. Originally, he was going to apply it to the character in the Hobbit, who became thorn oaken shield the leader of the Dwarf Party. But then he decided later on that, it made more sense to apply the name of Gandalf. The wizard. I think because again, Dal means something like magic staff l.. and. I think he made the right choice like, Gandalf. That makes more sense for the wizard than for Thorin. Think. So but cool thing that happens in this poem sort of part of the RAGNAROK. Myth is that there is a rebirth that follows this fiery doom know after the fire leaps high heaven and the Kingdom of the Gods is destroyed. Earth is not just left in cinders instead, there is a renewal from the fire and the author writes now do I see the earth new Rizal Green from the waves again, the cataracts fall and the Eagle flies and And Fish, he catches beneath the cliffs. So there's this great link between Fiery Cataclysm and rebirth and renewal of life in norse mythology, and and of course, you know these are symbolic elements. I'm not suggesting that they had some kind of scientific insight with this is something that I think is taken as a metaphor largely about human life itself, but coincidentally, it ends up kind of ringing true with things. We're finding out about geology and nature. Well, it's something you see in a lot of different mythological cycles, right I. mean you see it in Hindu mythology? In. Various. American mythologies. Thinking about. Meslin. South America in particular society that things will rise things will fall that there will be cataclysm that whole world will be destroyed, but new worlds will rise out of them and have risen out of them before. Yeah. I was thinking about themes of fiery eruption in the greening of the earth together or sort of a creator destroyer duality. One that came to my mind that that I thought, you might know something about because I know I've heard you talk about Hawaiian mythology before was the Palay myth. Yeah. Yeah. The Hawaiian got his Palay is an interesting example, a deity of fire and Volkan Ism I was reading a book titled Pay Volcano Goddess. Goddess of Hawaii by H are low nemo, and he points out that when Polynesian voyagers I arrived in Hawaii, they brought their gods with
"tolkien" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Byte
"Bite is a new series here on Scifi talk and the sci-fi Talk Archive podcast, and so parenting an apocalypse it's it's not the same way we would do. It's either full interviews or a comment or question from past interviews time wise, it's about one to four minutes long on an average probably when you, when live long all kinds of strange things happen. Very right in saying that the Greek heroes where the original superheroes. In part because of the nature of genes vision, but also because of its message of diversity and inclusion. Token Director Domain Karikoski on their J R R Tolkien. An understanding that he actually those stories that I read at a time in my life. When I felt like an outsider needed friendships and fellowships, he experienced that same emotion. I think there's this kind of feels like almost like a disc me that that feels that. This is the time and era. Over the author I admire I want to tell the story about. Yeah very interesting and. What was the decision and kind of grounding in one setting in one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixteen, and then telling the story and flashbacks. Drugged about research in terms of because there's not that much documentation. He was very open in his letters. Speaking he would speak about many things, but not really about the war. And most of the letters postwar nothing released, which means that there must be something bad that you know. Are, we are not allowed to see or. You know or read about his. You know personal and emotions, and of course it's a trauma understandable. You know it's traumatic era you into the war. That's supposed to end all wars. And, basically all of your friends die. And I think that that kind of open up that it's the tragedy and the fall down of his fellowship that he must have experienced emotionally which then I can read through. These stories in his mythologies, he was always very adamant that the war wasn't and direct elevate allegory or inspiration to stories, which is true, most likely it's mythologies, and but you, but he's definitely take an emotional experience from that war experience. I kind of approach through a dream. You know the what he's. tolkien would dream, because said there's not that much supplementation about era what he would dream. What are we? The motion? These takes from war and kind of Kinda Kinda build a true that dream scape kind of dream perspective. You know to kind of how you know. Reveal that goal is not an historical setting more but psychological setting what he feels about it. Yeah, it's interesting in what you do. is you blend fantasy elements into the narrative to Kinda give it I guess kind of getting a peek into his mind at what he may have been thinking correctly. It's an because that was also one thing i. I would even know if I would not be a Tolkien Fan. That is one thing I would desire talking movie. You know to dwell into imagination genius, and and we have a lot of work with the whole team. You know yes extreme and with the riding team and everybody. Basically, how do we? How do we build and I had this idea? Of course, driving a little bit more from my own background, is that I first of all I was privileged enough to read the books before the film's came. You know so there. was that one that was at one animation out, and I was living in a small rural really two thousand people, and those one the rental there and they didn't exist in dot reassures rental. It didn't exist, so he took me to fifty years to see that nation when it finally came on Finnish TV. His film token is now available on demand. Feeling what I remember however remembered. And then thought okay, if this is a young man. Comments or questions or welcome at Scifi talk at AOL, Dot Com for bite. This is Tony Talada..
"tolkien" Discussed on Covert Nerd Podcast
"Said those are the trolls that got frozen. By The Sunday. They walk by. The trolls were turned to stone in Lord of the Rings and my son Goes. Hey are those two trolls from the Hobbit and I was like nice catch. Do Nice cats. Oh Not really into it. They got really into it. Yeah I twist their arms to wash. At first I was like. Oh my guys. I know there for boys. It's not to be sexist. But it means their their swords and there's fighting right the dragons. What's not like this this sort finding you know. Kinda like the GRANDPA. At the beginning of Princess there visors action. You to all this other stuff and I mean same thing when I got to watch willow like I had a hard sell that and then when when they were watching it they were like this but I told you like trust me man win of I steered you wrong you Star Wars and you love that you know so I'm just like they. I'd say if MOM's suggested that all we can't do that so come on. I'm a nerd. You'll love your trust me. Promise you I'm not gonNA. I'm not taking you down to weird road but whatever I know you 'cause play in the past you have recently but have you caused played as any Lord of the Rings Characters Yes. Our win is my favorite. Yes awesome pictures to try and dig up a picture and I couldn't find any any pictures of us are when I when I first cost played. Her was back when I was when the movies came out and I tried to get as close to what live tyler had done and my hair was pretty long that when it was about mid thighs so it worked out really well and then Then I cut my hair by the net use a week for a while and so I'm growing hair back out now. It's not hip links now so I can almost pull it off. But and he's a little bit longer than To really match what she had for hair length and so that makes sense. I guess if the wife of Era Gorn you gotTa have you gotta be the Arlen. There's really not a lot of great women characters to cost play. I mean there are some good women characters but there's not very many of them. No no a winning glad real are that really the three main ones I for some reason. Aylwin was especially with the did with her in the in. The movies really annoyed me. You know the whole pining after Era Gordon thing. I'm like Oh come on trying to build a strong fierce warrior character and then you give her a stupid Love Triangle. Side story like. Let's not do that. If there's a criticism that might have been been one of them. Yeah that would be. Yeah that would I didn't. Yeah that really annoyed me but I love how they you know in the end. Of course they still had her. Kill the the witch king which is good. You know everyone talks about. Oh the women heroes feel so forced. Mike. I love that. He did that back in the forties. He had her killed him in the books and her killing him in the movie. There wasn't even an issue like it was awful Duh. Of course she's GonNa kill him. Yeah that's a good point and it made sense way ahead of his time. I guess in that regard. Yeah and so I you know you would think that she'd be the one that I wanNA costly. Because she's such a strong awesome. Alec are when I like L. Person and I do love the scene that they gave her in the movies which I know is not in the book where she faces off. The now's goal in the river and she says want him then come and claim him and then she liked brings the water up and washes them away. My favorite characters that was a blur dill. I think was. The name of the album actually showed up in the books but some people barked about out now that it was a good it worked. It worked just fine. And she she sneaks up on Air Gordon. She catches him bit sore point when she's best in with them and she's like Kula Ranger off guard. Yeah you get him. I thought that was a great scene back to the favorite scene. The scene in Colorado about Rog. I think that was one of my favorite. I think by far my children's they reenacted all the time you shall not pass and I'm just like Oh my gosh play show you when this little more ominous is when they decide whether they're going to go in there and he flashes back to talking to Sarah about the bow rog and he kind of gives them the backstory's like you know what the doors on the Dugout of the doom and I was like Christopher Lee. I mean delivered. I mean how can you not I know right? We always had this like dreamcast fantasy thing that we have for Dresden if it ever gets made into a TV such movie and there's a character that I really would love to have had Christopher Lee playing on my oh man why could we have made the series before he passed away hitting he was. I think I read. He was the only only person on the on. The movies actually met Tolkien himself. Yes there at Oxford together. I think is what I read. Yeah I think you're right on that. He actually knew Tolkien's just like oh. My Gosh good and I mean he's such a great actor anyway his so good. When he was doing the hobbit he could walk very well. So a lot of his obviously scenes were done with stunt doubles but so they don't show him from the waist down because he could barely stand up at that time but he was able to do it you know. He's able to reprise the role and still keep going. I know I was. I was happy that he was there that they didn't try. And Do Saruman somebody else or you know. They didn't cut his part. I'm glad that they were the he was able to do that. And I know he was a big fan of the of the books so I mean I know he was a love there was a hilarious interview Vigo Mortenson and he said that they offered in the Royal Air or any came home because he knew his son read the books and he told his son and so. Yeah the offered me this role in. I don't know isn't even a good role.
Tolkien Talk with super fan Helen
"Talked about people reading Lord of the Rings and you latched on. But somebody didn't. Why should somebody read Lord of the rings versus maybe some other fantasy? Like game of thrones or the wheel time series or Shinohara or some of those other other fantasy books. I I think. That tolkien's writing is really easy to follow. And so that's a good way to good reason to start anyway. Especially with the Hobbit I mean the hub is even better like intro book to it because it was actually written for children so it actually it. Even though the story is very rich in an amazing it was written as a good entry into the genre and same thing with Lord of the Rings. They're written in a way. That is relatable. Even if it's not really your favorite style of writing or your you know your favorite elves and dwarves and ghosts in hobbits does not your thing. It's it's an easy read to do. Like if I compare it to another series of I'm really familiar. With like game of thrones that's also written simply enough with there's so many characters there's so much going on but it's Kinda hard to follow him and you have to. I know this person you have to have charts and maps and who's related to. Who would how are they related? No my gosh. Oh yeah this is so and so's cousin and you don't need all that to read Lord of the Rings you can just enjoy the story at. It's a good story too so it's easy to follow. And I think this is a good series you re because if you do continue reading you can understand how other fantasy writers were influenced by this series as watching this happen awful. That washing my kids watch kind of what I call reverse order where they watched they read and watch Harry Potter. And then they wash Lord of the Rings Dame. Things token is stealing from from Oh my gosh you're names Puckett in my head. I'm Harry Potter author. Anyway they think that Vicky Rolling Rolling thank you they think that Tolkien. Still Rolling Sweetie. He wrote this book like in the forties. She wasn't able to live yet. She is getting influenced from him. And so I think that it's important just to have this as your baseline so that you understand where the where the inspiration references come from because almost every fancy writers got something that can be traced back to being inspired by Lord of the Rings. Oh yeah some people have always some modern authors said actually if Tokyo and try to ride that today Lord of the Rings today a problem we wouldn't get published because a lot of people view like you said it takes too long to get out of the Shire and people today kind of like a little more fast paced storyline. But I didn't find it that I thought it was very intriguing. One that's no means the world building part. I mean if you read again just doing comparisons but you know if you read the sorcerer's stone or a game of thrones which is the first book in the Song of Ice and fire theory series. There's a lot of world building that takes place in both of those because you've got to create this baseline you've got to show the people. This is what the world looks like and so when you read the fellowship of the Rings you're getting a lot of world building which for some people can feel a little tedious but it's necessary to live at groundwork. Churn some people you know the Council of L. Ron where they're talking about these these worms in the desert and going into a lot of history and stuff get a little lost and I'm like no. That was actually more intriguing for me. I was like they're talking about this big dragon. There's this other dragon named skater. And what is all this other stuff? This Ansari stuff but that's why people love the Appendices. You talked about the appendices to people. Just love that.
"John Weapon Daily discussions before I get started like to acknowledge the truce land on his on. Whose land where recode. Which is the bone people because my name is not on or injury like it usually recorded the year. It's unbundling. So he in Victoria and by Tribes Apart of the cooling nations. So John Welcome to daily discussions the live version of it. Hey going today. Yeah great thanks. Yeah thanks thanks. Have a pleasure to be Walsum. Awesome and before we started doing a share away from and What you position at the moment yes. Sure so I'm almost from bitter a country which is sort of at central west Queensland Basically at in there in the middle in Iway significant sought for people so add sort of special spring show. Why at that? Why yet really? I still don't know where that is a bit here. It's about eight hours north west of Brisbane. Yeah Wow so wrought out and you said the cultural significance. How high are we talking? These ranges in a huge this this tearing Ryan said there that sort of some a couple of hundred meters above sea level in yes. I ended up work at their that. Dates back to more than ten days and Yeah this is a lot of historic History of the divers for us yet I still like finding I know some Victorian so digressing before we get into it but so interesting Some ABS Dan. Hey Lodge mountains. I won't even say which ones but there's a lot of artwork that is still being discovered across the ranges Nfl Aboriginal is only that sort of a case there as well. Yeah there's a lot of second thoughts Cousins Arranger at the National Park Yet she goes on sighing loss. Wake that I found another another cultural sought yet just pitcher. Esca the mold New Way to go in and had explosive in a new way to go in terms of that. It's risky. I'm yet that that last last week. Still sought still being developed in an explode today. Yes incredible now. I've got three strains on hassle. I can always look at what other stuff. You've been doing a lot easier on. Usually just tolkien. I'd take notes but having the technology makes it a so much more convenient Your previous work with Avi A. I meant you went at Futures Forum which I think was a program that e sort of took laid on him put together Juwan explain what a futures form is and then. How does that work with Indigenous people because a lot of these terms and days a very foreign because we practiced these elements in different aspects of different ways but now with aligning so it makes sense in a in a Western context share. What a futures forum that works yes. Other futures will become that was born out of a of an agenda really engage with the future generation In terms of business economic sense and side what we've done is we raised Former colleague in MSL developed this concept. That really looked at. What does the future look like for indigenous people in this country in the next fifty years? What does that look like in relation to business? And let's get together deadly bunch of of a feature entrepreneurs and business people too early unpack. What that what that looks locking site that just got together. There are more country that we got and Yet we we tries back into into a pasta history and work towards a future vision statement as to what business. Lock in fifty. Is Tom here? There's some powerful stuff and was great to meet you there and have the caliber of yourself in the other people in the room. I think it was a fairly painful experience that we will go by. Yeah I think for me. It was a low the Tom I am. I'm coming onto thirty now. And so being a young entrepreneur and saying other young entrepreneurs full of indigenous latest. Probably like pretty intimidated. I was like Oh man these all these ideas a deadly like I should have thought of that But then I like you guys. Sharing and the facilitated tristen was sharing that A lot of people like early in the states have these expos in forums where I would pretty much plan how cities and how things would be divided in built and then from there that people have got the knowledge in the nine how where to position themselves to to get work where to position themselves to united. Start a business or bill equity and ask first nations people. We never really sold the reason to build up and build high things. We were living off the land sustainably living with each other trading with each other trading with Malays in Indonesia that went through China and dumb CEOS a concept that we sort of bring best both worlds really. I applaud you for that. And now you'll see you. Yes we'll get back to that. Let's rock back to dot. Cue the sound. That does time. What but let's take it back to growing up which you grow up you grow up. In country or country or countries all grew up in up McCulloch Soda Knowles In central Queensland depending on what body look at in jail grow up there in all of my family are in Rockhampton I basically Doesn't as denies dies was that my grandfather was a stockman escape. The mission law in skype in many ways living under the in that sort of thing and went from station to station appropriate. Property doing yeah. The stockman taught work fencing wholesale Some incredible stories of driving in Horses AND SHAPE AND WHATNOT INSIDE. Visually move from station station. He was born on country At at a major country and then ended up in a place called home Which is just enough canton and yum. Yeah as it was day of the policy was United Australia. Policy came in failure can equal pay came in and style of the. The property was working on Couldn't afford to pay the white that the business side I got booted at in the closest town was canton and yeah. The mobile is still there so I grew up. Just north of the. What's gone back and forth Rockhampton big family as as we are on my grandfather possibly one hundred six years old on on bitter country and had three hundred more than three hundred grandchildren gripe drain grandchildren and great grandchildren. And yet my grandfather's up to up to two hundred PSI The McCain down on having token I so yeah
C.S. Lewis, Essayist
"Cs Lewis was born in Belfast Ireland. In eighteen ninety eight he would die in nineteen sixty three and what a life he lived. He was known as Jack and far as we can tell that was because of one of his dogs names from his early childhood who was Jiaxi and CS. Lewis accepted that name and adopted that name for himself. He was an oxbridge scholar. Which meant that? He how to position at both Oxford University and Cambridge University. He's been hailed as a philosopher and apologist theologian of course he's probably best known for his NARNIA chronicles. His actual profession was as a professor a chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature. Well let's take a look at his life and let's bring one piece of that life to the surface and that is Lewis as essayist while he was baptized as a child into the Anglican Church as a teenager he drifted into agnostics Zim. And then at the Ripe Age fifteen. He declared himself to be an atheist as a teenager. He also served epic poetry. He was taken by norse mythology and all of the medieval literature. Cs Lewis goes off to France. He saw the horrors of World War. One being involved in trench warfare a shell exploded not too far from him taking the lives of two of his buddies and injuring him and then he was sent back to the UK to serve out the rest of the war on the home front went on to his life of scholarship and eventually he would be influenced by George MacDonald. Who would lead him from atheism to a generic theism in a belief in God in general and then through his friendship with Jr token and continued reading of McDonald and others. He was led from theism to Christianity. Tolkien would have much preferred that. Lewis had joined him in the Catholic Church but Louis went the way of anglicanism went back into his Anglican Church. Louis like to call this Christianity Mirror Christine Hannity and of course that's the title of one of his books. Well the thing I want to talk about Louis is his work as an essayist and one essay in particular comes up from time of nineteen forty one to nineteen forty-three once again. Europe is embroiled in a World War and World War Two and during this time. Cs Lewis is doing radio addresses during air raids over the BBC. So if you can put that setting in your mind these are some of the great essays that come from the pen of Louis in this context. Some of these. Sac PREACHED SERMONS IN CHURCHES. And some he prepared specifically for the radio in a number of them were published as books later the one in particular that I wanNA talk to you about is called the wait of glory. It's an essay and it's also a title of book of essays in it. Lewis says that almost all our modern philosophies have been devised to convince us that the good of man is to be found on this Earth at such a twentieth century things such a modern thing to neglect God and push him out of our lives to neglect the eternal and the transcendent to be fixated on the horizon of the material. Well Lewis says there is far more to ultimate reality than what we see and it is the weight of glory so he writes. It may be possible for each to think too much of his own personal glory hereafter. It is hardly possible for him to think too often or too deeply about that of his neighbor. The load or wait or burden of my neighbors glory should be laid on my back a load so heavy that only humility can carry it in. The back of the proud will be broken. It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and Goddesses to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you can talk to May one day be a creature. Which if you saw it now. You'd be strongly tempted to worship or else a whore corruption such as you now meet if at all only in a nightmare and he'll go on to say there are no ordinary people because we all have this weight of glory.
Yokoji Zoom Dharma Talk
"Out here all day. Well whether you're in quarantine or not Not only a- healthy Also not being upset by all the political stuff coming on the same I today. You know continuing with the thing that I'm doing I wanNA talk on Oman's Medicine and sickness and this is from the blue cliff record so The way that I'm dealing with these cones you know. I'm not not really going into having a traditional light in the sense the tolkien. My every point amusement more of a of a springboard just to talk about practice and obviously the practice that we have is a lot broader. Than Cohen Book Colin also highlights aspects The shed life that we have human beings and obviously strikes in individual ways that maybe written columns so off. I go the blue cliff. Frank Road case. Eighty seven medicine and disease introduction. Folks with clear is have known nest. Stunned Times on the summit of the solitary the weeds pound sometimes in the midst of the bustling marketplace naked and free. Suddenly they appear like an angry tight with three heads and six times so suddenly as the Sun Face and moon face they radiate light of all embracing compassion. They manifest all embodiments in a single particle a mixed with mud to deal with people. According to that time when they release the transcendental opening even bigger eyes of Buda cannot see them even. If all the sages appeared they would have to fall back. Three thousand miles. Is that anyone with the same with same attainment in the same realization example of the main case on said medicine and disease so June. One another the whole earth is medicine. Walked is the South. Some have touch my face. This the whole world is medicine. How the ancients of Baden Baden's been so mistaken the CAU- behind closed doors costing the road. It is naturally quiet an open wrong wrong. Even if your nose is up high in the sky you'll still be taken Intel so the case you know it seems a bit appropriate with The trying to find yours now call visited some progress being made some of you work in the medical fields doctors nurses and Have Really Touched by all of the assets that the the do. I know that some of you even volunteer to take extra shifts. And it's dangerous dangerous situations so very encouraging to me as a human being just that if that selflessness entering into circumstances in that way and ultimately that's what it comes down to how we can serve how we can serve people the people that are around us and live in regard environment now for all of us we. We live in different in different ways. You know up in the mountains note. Sing an awful lot of difference in terms of Ovadia Corentin Etcetera. Obviously if we if we move off the mountain way wag gloves and masks now that saw That's medicine the going down there to protect of this to those of you in the city you know maybe quarantine is Lada bef- a small apartment. You go kids family around. It is not so easy but the main the main thing is really comparison on circumstances and situations with this situation is what it is and then more than more than anything is When situations like this car is important thing is how do we really live with you? Know we have the Basic Cliche of Buddhism. Where justice is it but really the the most important thing with this is You know yet just this. Is it an account of the? Because today's but then how do we work with that and then Miami rose one of one of the things of the reassembling in him. Because it's going to be. He's twenty fifth anniversary of his death on the fifteenth. Of May you know. That's like a whole generation this past but Once in a in Adama Comeback Some. Somebody came in and just went. Just this is not a very popular thing to do time. Just this is an SOM- something on the floor and so it might seem euro. She just said well. What can of this is that you know and again it's not being folks that's full of Buddhism as a matter of being authentic you know a member dolgen would say in the Buddha Dhamma. There is no deport. Shallow was most important is ones sincere practice. That's kind of an interest in what is sincere practice in not something to each one of us has to answer for ourselves. What is sincere practice you know? Obviously there's a disease than That's the thing that needs to be treated. You know it's not like well. I'm feeling like I'm climbing. The walls kick the guarrentee so therefore I will do lots of things to take my mind off it rather than just facing up to it and seeing how the mind works and operate with midst of that you know or I'm suffering. Let's drink a whole bunch stuff you know you fill in the blank back in whatever it is it which is displaced activity. The main thing is the direct facing up to it and in many ways the middle way the is told to buy. Buddhism is not avoid extremes. It's first finding those extremes Most people don't practice until they find the extremes and they know when those things lead and when you come into a situation the most important things go right into it experience it through to the Hilton. He'd never has to be fell EXP- not out but it never has to experienced again in that
"tolkien" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Approve credit to cancel the remaining amounts to offering coverage available we taxes and restrictions apply needed to be shut down as a precautionary caution you know upping up your common sense right there's no need to blame us that black for that now what we will blame her for it the amount of time that he does extend it for thank Tolkien took like you were holding trump accountable for his reaction to the crisis we're gonna hold elect okay what is he done wrong what is wrong and what has he done wrong this is except that medication that he is banning for the most part there's a hundred percent excuse me you're a hundred percent wrong he didn't ban it doctors are allowed to prescribe the medication right wing talking points about that no he's not you're absolutely wrong he's allowing doctors to prescribe and you are ill informed because you're watching fox news Ellen Warren Sir I don't know of course you just said something that is not factually accurate former more one thing okay let's go with that name me one thing that I've said on the show that is not factually accurate exactly exactly the good call bye bye and actually I will say this he is not he is not banned it Hydroxycut record and is it for my son is being it is first it's the first line for anyone who goes to the hospital for Kobe and I'm not a veteran I want the house was it I don't want you say aha that that's that's true well I because I want to get another debate with you on these drugs that's right it is to be with you that's cool just because you don't want to miss I can't go ahead okay I understand go ahead he is not bad it's Odgers rouse actually agreeing with you but you're so defensive that once I open my mouth used to minute that all that that that I would die well you know you get one caller that disagrees with you and you want me to hang up on them immediately I get thirty other I want a chance to respond to him he just called up and just attacked me and basically said you know I get everything wrong and I'm on factual and and you know ill informed and I and I say to the caller name me one thing that I've said and they show that is not factually accurate and is idiotic ignorant responses well I can't think of one I'm sorry that that's why I'm fired up JD when people call into the show and they want to call me names or they want to say I'm not factual and I asked him a very fair in specific question and they can answer they're idiots they're ignorant and that's why I'm fired up right now I'm addressing that last caller who once again another idiot who calls in who wants to you know call me a Democrat which I'm not once the Salem ill informed which I'm not and I give them an opportunity I don't hang up on him I give them an opportunity to give me something I said that would lead him to believe that I'm Ellen for not that Jack and his dumb responses well I don't know I haven't listened in a long time good good great answer body you sound like a really smart guy great answers seven oh two that's why I'm fired up seven oh two two five seven five three nights that and you have no weekend plans well that's that's also that's also part of it you're right he's going to Sunderland you're right I'm fired up today I'm getting pissed off at this ground of our stuff seven oh two two five seven five three nine six as the recall Fernando you're next on the big stick what's going on there with a Fernando good how you doing today and read a book called the look back next by dean Koontz coat the famous red bean cream and he wrote in nineteen one that China in their labs are developing a virus back then and they said they release it in twenty twenty it's called ham four hundred and if you have a good chance take a look at that okay although I forget how you hold up but in all this nonsense how you doing okay I'm over here and both down from thirty some of the yeah and it is more quieter than ever you can hear all the animals you have to score the crickets and everything I'm doing on the animals to at my complex it's usually people having sex but I'm willing to I'm going to get through it Fernando I I keep yourself safe my friend okay stay separate thanks a lot Frank you Fernando and I will check out the books now I got two books I gotta read it's like a homework assignment you could try to fiction yeah yeah yeah but he's just saying its interest interest he just he just got lucky and we can I can get into the the whole China situation we've talked about it all we well well yes yeah we are talk about his father his books are very similar Donald trump's press conferences or they're all fiction seven oh two two five seven five three nine six the number to call you're gonna have your chance eighty we have a very fun segment coming up with all the China report which each other China report you're gonna have your moment to shine don't okay dot is it regardless I little crazy today I I actually I actually wouldn't you your your bit out of control that I don't want to load yeah well for a little I'm a little off the rail I apologize your your chest is there is not even salmon today which is odd so there's there's something there something that wasn't that was very nice but I guess I deserve that chess is changing colors like I did it right seven oh two two five seven five three nine six let's go to Mike like your I get fired up when people call in and then they can come up I'm I'm with what you want to do let's go to Mike Mike you're next up in the Vegas stick Hey what's up my man how you doing tonight just person that deserves a second there are hearing you guys you guys are quite comical but let me tell you stuff about myself first of all eighteen years on the far taught me accountability six.
Middle Earth Minute: The Numenoreans
"I'm going to be talking about. The Newman orients the new minorities. Were that race of men. If you remember in the movie airborne was a new minority in. They had a long life and they got their start. After the downfall of more goth sirens master Saharan fled but the gods the allies what they're called rewarded the men a group of men for helping in the defeat of Serotonin more goth and gave him this island. I king of the Newman orients was l Ross. And he had a brother named L. Ronde as we know from the movies they were half Elven so they could pick either the immortality of the elves or the mortality of the men so l. Ross chose to be one of the men but also the land that they got from the valor. They also gave them long life as we know in the movie airborne was seventy six seventy eight. I think if I remember correctly so they gave these men. The Newman orients extended life. They typically lived around four hundred years of age sometimes a little longer later on. They didn't live quite as long. But we'll get that in the later on this island really good. They loved the valor on the Gods and everything good but slowly but surely they started to decline. They wanted not only a long life. They wanted immortality like the elves became jealous of the elves and wanted immortality. They were told that they can never visit the West. If you remember in the movies the end Bilbo and Frodo and Gandalf and some of the others went on a ship and went to the West. They went to this place called the undying land. The deal the valor made with the new minorities was that you can have long life but you can never go to. The undying land will later on generations later thousands of years later in fact they said No. No we're not going to be banned from that. They call it the ban. R- actually going to go to the undying land anyway. And so sorry. Ron Shows up on the scene later. On the Newman Guide extremely wealthy and very arrogant. And that's why they decided to say you know what we're going to them dying land anyway. We don't care we're better. We know better and sarin help feed that. In fact he came to the island as a prisoner and faked being captured by one of the minority and kings. And that's where all this got started. And the Valor said. We're not having any of that. As soon as one of the kings went to the undying land he destroyed the army and sunk the island. And so basically. This is tokens version of Atlantis. But as we know some of airborne's relatives he still door remember. He was from new minore. They left the island before it sank and established colonies in middle earth. And there's where we get gone door fascinating fascinating story. I definitely don't do it. Justice but the whole story has a lot of intrigue and you can find a detailed story of this in the Sylmar million towards the back. It's called the Cala Bath and it's only about thirty pages long and goes into much more detail of the capturing of SAR on and the deception. He gives the king and how he moves. The Newman orients down that dark dark path to the point that they start doing human sacrifices as well. Then there's another book called. The Tales of new Minora and middle earth has even more little short stories about the different kings of new minore and how they had shifted over the years and started getting more evil also in the return of the king. If you remember there's those a pen nixes in the back there's one in there called Appendix B. That gives you an outline a time line. Excuse me of the second age which is when this whole Numidian. Time-line took place and it gives an outline of the second age and talks about how they started. And how you can see there that they slowly disintegrated down to basically evil so you get little tidbits of the new minority ans even in the Lord of the rings books the Cala Bath and the other. The unfinished tales of numerous men are numerous middle. Earth just gives you more detail. One of the quotes from the tales of numerous middle earth is this. They turn their play into great matters and great matters into play. I thought that was just a fun quote from the book and that one details of middle earth is written by Tolkien but edited by his son. Just like the Iranian Christopher Tolkien so what Christopher Tolkien did in a nutshell is take little stories that his dad wrote but never finished and kind of put them together. In a more cohesive matter. Not The best as you know by. The million is very disjointed. But that's the best he could do so he might find a couple of paragraphs about the new minority in kings over here and he finds another two three or four pages about the numerous Newman. Orients over here and put them all into one book? And that's what he did definitely check out the bath in the back of the sylmar million or tales of new minore in middle earth or both good and the Cala bath is very short so you can probably sit down and read those thirty pages very quickly and it's just a fun read. I just but I'm also a token nerd so take that with a grain of
A History of Seduction
"Clement. Knox joins US now from London. His new book is called Seduction History from the enlightenment to the present Clement. Thanks for being here so your day job. I want to start there. Because you have a book oriented day job you work as a nonfiction buyer at waterstones which is of course a major British bookstore teen. What's your job like there? What do you do so their tour of managing nonfiction and about two hundred and eighty stores? My job really is just to get the the right books and the right stores. I'm responsible for history philosophy politics Papa. Johns I mean about nine categories overall and so. We do a lot with the publishers booksellers as well. Did you get to pick which categories you're responsible for? No when I got the job I was just assigned and then they'll kind of a reshuffle if he has got a few more categories as well they kind of work perfectly because it more or less alliance with what I'm interested in reading and what I'm interested in writing see you're deciding which books go into waterstone's the chain into which stores and how many copies are ordered exactly that to you. So that's a very powerful position. It's very structured is a very fair how we how we do it and is a constant communication publishers stores and sometimes even the authors as well we very even-handed brushing away and there's no kind of mysterious. What would probably shooter who understand. What's your typical day? Like a lot of meetings a lot of looking at science because a lot of reading of publicity plans and back and forth people. He wants us to buy their. Berko by book or by even more so. Are you living months ahead of time looking at? What are the books coming out this fall? Oh Oh yeah. We're tasked with trying to look as far as possible. So wig about to start. Looking at the timber Tiber November on average would normally thinking three months ahead of the east. And what happened with your book? The decider like we're going to order a hundred thousand copies of seduction. Yeah I I wish it was it by my boss has taken over that completely and utterly redeem. Oh look thing I try and pretend you know having to stay in a total of ignorance about one's own buck. I agree. Yeah but let's talk. Let's talk about your book. This may seem like perhaps a silly question but let's define seduction exactly. How is it action separate from courtship? How is it different from something? Maybe more creepy and less mutual like sexual harassment. Like what is seduction? I think the crucial aspect is selection. It's psychological and fumes kind of like confrontation between the minds and the passion of two different individuals in English law. That was a whole body of law do seduction discussing in some detail and wish would later it was. It came to America with with the mayflower that was developed in an extraordinary way and in those laws there was a distinction made between between rape which is obviously a What is coercive violent and seduction was seen as distinct from rape and she assumed that consent had been obtained that consent was in some way vitiated or somehow degraded by the techniques by which it was one so seduction carry that burden. That somehow someone's being over and perhaps the method used to win them over the Underhand but that's only one definition. There's a whole other definition which would say you know. It's just about courtship and game playing and it's fun and this is dawn which is dawn sexual freedom. Did you focus on that fun? Dance in this book or did you cover the full gamut the way the book is kind of structured is the. There's like a dialectic. Going on and one half of the history of seduction is about people worrying about sexual freedom worrying about things going wrong about the collision desire empower the capacity for abuse and wrongdoing. That is one of the history and the other half is about sexual freedom being this exciting enjoyable thing which which is buried lighthearted and people Is The insurance of the church. Will the government so the book kind of structured around the kind of dichotomy and not conflict between our two years of war sexual freedom is and what that means deduction your subtitle is history from the enlightenment the presidency? You're focusing mostly on the modern era. But let's start just briefly with that premodern era talk about what our earliest ideas of seduction were. Maybe perhaps grounded in with Allah G. And then how that changed as you moved into the Judeo Christian era the reason I start in the enlightenment. There's no because seduction didn't exist before seventeen hundred is because that's when seduction narrative as we understand it was born and the book is about this very powerful strange and modern thing seduction narrative which was basically invented in the eighteen th century and the product of a response to a whole new wave of ideas about the human mind about what we now think of. Feminism will prototype eminem and also about the discovery of sexual freedom as part of the blue celebrating our freedom and the enlightenment and before then you had a situation where sexuality was heavily pleased. It was subject to legal and religious interrogation and you know in America. Of course you had The puritans were very big on sexual policing but also in and the rest of Europe as well and over the course of the eighteenth century that whole value system changed. By the end of the Eighteenth Century Sexual Freedom was for granted and to be cleared. Sexual Freedom for them was not the sexual freedom that we now cherish worry about. That really meant that women go to choose. Who They married. That's where the foundation sexual freedom was not explains basically every Jane austen novel for instance. That is the undependable. The plus. They're out of plenty other novels besides and then more generally a kind of increasingly faraji towards male sexuality in particular so you see the rise of the double standard would be in spectacularly bad behavior of the rates of London and Paris Venice. You say that there were three modes of thought that really gave rise to the modern seduction narrative liberalism materialism and feminism. Let's talk about liberalism for example. How does that bring us? But we consider to be seduction as it is today in John. Look Letter of colouration. He He makes us interesting comment race. Is that basically? Everyone is going to have to look after their own. Their prospects of their own souls so liberalism is no longer going to tell people how to live their lives and what to do and instead they're going to have to have their own moral accounting and if in the religious view if they'd be living badly that we dealt with in the off the world it's not gonNA dealt with by the government and the President and obviously if you think about it back then because up until that point they'd be bathing policing sexuality quite a lot and sexuality was once you're saying okay. Everyone's GonNa look after their own moral well-being and the government's going to step out of it. The second and third order consequence of that include a increasingly hands off attitude towards sexuality and basically people are left to make their own decisions and see how how ends up so. It's not that people sat around in the late seventeenth century and said we're going to invent liberalism and one that includes sexual freedom sexual freedom flowed quite logically from this this view that we're not going to try and make everyone lived where he wants them to and that's because they tried that in Seventeenth Century. Europe and being horrific bloodshed and wars and everything else and they wanted you to move beyond that how it's addiction flow from materialism again because we'll be philosophers like like Locke and hume. They were kind of operating on the assumption that we're living in a godless world and they they were very careful how they frame that and Voltaire as well. Then we're castle how. They framed that because of course you won't read out to be an atheist but once you get to the position where we're saying. Okay they're not angels and devils and there's no Holy Spirit brought in the world and instead it's just individuals with brains achieving reality once you make those leaps you can move from new Ford away from this moralistic view of sexuality and towards an idea and that's like psychological view of reality and that's seduction narrative dramatize is this internal monologue about reason about passionate about desire and not basically the entire genre of the novel possible. And if you read these early novels like Richardson who had discussed at some length. Those books now in the more or less unreadable right ABBA time now. If you're named Pamela centrally forced to read Samuel Richardson so you know it comes with the you've read it that I have read and Shamanov so yes so been down that unfortunate path. To what extent is the history of seduction also a history of power and power dynamics? One way of looking at it is that it's not a matter of about power. One way of looking at it is that in fact sexual freedom is empowering and people who practice sexual freedom or taking control of their lives and our free liberated individuals and not seeing a strain and food since the Enlightenment Henry Fielding Mary Wilson Kroft Plus He Shelley Mary Shelley Khatri at all the way up to the present where people you know saying well. People shouldn't be telling me how to live my life. So I'm not I'm not part of it. Basically rejects the idea that seduction is about power and it says actually selections about about freedom and choice but obviously power is a complex thing to discuss. But I root it's about coercion and seduction it about agency. And as soon as our collides with especially in situations where you know that sexual inequality economic inequality there's racial inequality very quickly. We can see how adoption courtship can shade into something daca. You go into issues around race and seduction and in particular America's laws and attitudes around race in the book talk about those parts of the book America in the nineteen. Th Century developed this very extensive body of state laws placing seduction and eventually America how to federal law. The man act which was essentially a seduction Laura in everything but name and in the American south. Clearly it wasn't just a question of the law there were lynchings and these lynchings were often justified by reference to alleged sexual assaults or you know interracial relationships happening not not as true all the way up to an until so. It's not just that was seduction literature. Racial is clearly that was a very serious and horrifying epidemic of racial violence. Often had a sexual subtext. But in the case of the laws the laws designed to empower kind of racial scrutiny of sexual relationships and the mind acts was used to in California was used to prosecute lots of Japanese immigrants who had interracial relationships in the northeast and the Midwest where there were lots of Jewish immigrants or Polish German immigrants. It was used to kind of put further scrutiny communities and then the story. I tell about Joe Johnson who was the first black heavyweight champion of the world it was used to basically hound this man who they couldn't lynch or there were several attempts to do so until they tried to to get him in the courts. Did You keep the book focused on heterosexual seduction or do you cover sex relationships as well? I mentioned overseeing the enlightenment though. Is this on Abrasion of sexual freedom. I should have a code of that. Which obviously it was a celebration of heterosexual. Freedom of sexual freedom was not tackled until the nineteen sixties and seventies and beyond. So I do keep a focus on on heterosexual relationships but the simple reason is that that's deduction narrative of itself was born about this new idea of celebrating sexual freedom without sexual freedom did not include the same sex and curious about the origin of this book. Like is this something that you began before you were at waterstones is the nonfiction or a one of the nonfiction buyers or did this kind of evolve. Why hasn't anyone written about this? And getting all these other books about these other things but there's no good history of seduction. The funniest seed of this book was what I was living in America just finished Grad School in DC. And I was just reading novels like dangerous liaisons and a hero of our time and I kind of kept on coming across this theme of the Seduction Narrative. And it just wouldn't go away and it kind of knew it away me for several years and I kind of this whole history of the seduction laws which I find well fascinating and weird and then of course in in our own time. A lot of things have happened. The rise of the pick up this online dating or the rest of it. I had this of intuition that there was a story And it was the story larger than just what was going on now that it had a history and yeah. I was pretty much convinced that every day. Open the newspaper and someone in Britain the book but they never did give it a go. Well this segment is going up on Valentine's Day so it feels appropriate to ask you about your favorites seduction narrative. Dangerous liaisons novel is is is absolutely amazing. I would recommend twenty one I. It's incredibly that it was actually written two centuries ago and there have been several great adaptions of it and they were to the nineteen eighty s and then those cruel intentions made out of it in the ninety s which I think is fantastic film still. I mentioned briefly a hero of our time by lemon of again. I think everyone should read that book. And it was an incredible and the Russians were really heavily influenced by the English narrative. They will read some Richardson. They'd read Palmer and Clarisa. Bridgeton is name checked in Eugene Oregon. And of course they wrote obsessed with Byron who was a kind of mythical seducer lifetime and so the whole Russian tradition wouldn't really exist without those two figures and he said in London. Tolkien postgame also tolstoy as well all right well. I guess plenty of people to read over Valentine's Day maybe not moves people's chosen activity and this particular day but if if you are alone with book those are the ones to pick up in addition to of course deduction clement. Thanks for being here
What to Expect from 'Lord of the Rings: Gollum'
"I totally forgotten that this Lord of the Rings Column Game had been announced early last year. Same Lord of the Rings. Ghalem a game where you play as column based on the books not the movies in a Prequel to Lord of the Rings The update this week. We've got some game playing some information about the game. This week is also confirmed for places and five and Xbox in twenty twenty one confirmed Nexgen Platform. So what are some of the details yet. Well let's see here We don't gone is GonNa look like obviously not gonNa look like Indie Circus's version of dumb. They mentioned in that early illustrations of gallon. where he's huge like shop thing much Fisher told edge edge magazine that Tolkien didn't have a size reference for them? To begin with so in the first illustrations he's gigantic like a monster. Emerging from the swamp cool token like revise is that. I'm sure I'm sure. Oh wait a minute what also is it up to Tolkien. Here's a big Gomez. Yeah he was a hobbit. Yeah we talking talking about in these early in these early illustrations. He hadn't determine that he was hobbit yet. Don so that's a good point but there's a whole like the weibring up for something like Star Wars is the whole story group that's helping to side with cannon and what's not but with Lord of the rings it's like anybody could just paint whatever they wanted. Yeah that's true that's true. Yeah yes bipedal. It'll creature out the window. I hope it's I hope it's a riddle generator. That's the game. Yeah you know what I hope. It's going to be a fishing in a fishing. I love fishing game. I'm sure there will be fishing moments. I hope how else how else you exactly. Luckily you love just fishing. If not fishing mini games you love the fishing games like bass master. Yes I was going to mention the Black Bass and the Blue Marlin brand. Yes this great. Those guys are great. Yeah we are. They can't can't tell if serious no love fishing. RPG's big fan. They have such a strong fishing. If if you go to different lakes and use a boat if so wait. I'm sorry if I missed this. Who is the developer of the data? Data Lick So. That's not warner brothers. No because Warner Brothers has the right to the movies. The move gains based on the movie shadow of war isn't n specifically they WANNA to move away. They are using they use. Peter Jackson's version of knowledge Okay all right we know that in ORCs look like ORCs in the as In this game so it's data look entertainment which they've made a bunch of games that I've never heard of he's like did you did you. We were talking about so they said there's decision making in this game which all games have like dialogue decision making on the Duma or not Damon Telltale game Telltale style game. And I think it's just going to be an action game with segments. I dated has made point and Click Adventures. I think that's kind of what they're known for. Click like you know if it's a Prequel who knows what it gone. We're going to get but he doesn't lend himself to like you know action need three world still sure it could be like like almost daily Stealth Ish game yeah. I don't think it's going to be like gallon. Like throttling a bunch of people and infiltrating base. But I think it'd be cool if you're like avoiding you know stuff stuff obstacles and then maybe exploration I mean he can he can basically move vertically on walls he it could be a climate uncharted mccollum. Gholam a good way to sir. John's like that's like a combination of climbing puzzles. Yes and throttling gum hiding all the triggers an internal final dialogue options Gome should absolutely be able to climb everything. That's what he does and fish. We blame as deep into his corruption by the one ring and he conveys a different set of emotion than those seen in the films because he needs to be more sympathetic and relatable because you're playing his his care changing the character to fit your interests. He's fairly senior Eh. Things that cute song sneakers. But he's a betrayer and Taylor's we can expect stealth Alf gameplay dual personality mechanic huge levels so that doesn't sound like one click adventure huge levels in a move away from the violence. The dominance other Lords utterings games lord of the rings plural is shadow lords of the ring. If this takes place between the Hobbit and Lord of the rings that's an era in which ghalem goes to more door gets captured word gets tortured gets captured again by Era Gorn when he set free goes to Merck quilt. You go into more detail this. This is interesting okay. So we're explained this to me yesterday. Yesterday you want me to go into more detail and year thirty thirteen We know that the bill meets Ghalem and yeah gets gets the ring from him. Yeah so then. At that point a gallon is like whoa. You Know He. He knows that there's a thing called the Shire and he knows what that there's half lanes and that WHO baggins begins right and we know that because in the very beginning of ordering seen the movies he's shouting that it'd be well being tortured and and more door and that's because he he leaves and he goes to try to figure out where his ring is and at some point he gets captured and taken and tortured. But then Sarah and says you probably try to trick us and they're not giving us all this information but you did give give us this great information that there's somebody in bags in the shower or whatever the show in the movie goes Shire back in. They all the black. Riders are repeating so then Then he uses gallon because they think like. Oh we'll just follow them and he'll lead us right to at some point in their duck alum talks to she. She blob probably and stuff like that. I don't know because then he has a relationship but she later you know where you can say like. Eat these hobbits and we'll make a deal. But then he goes to to to He gets captured by airborne and they want to interview him at that point because they know he had something to do with the ring again. That's trying to figure out what the one if it's the one ring or not but she doesn't realize for a long time he knows it's ring a power. There's there's eleven of them or whatever so that will happen again. Stopped me when I'm going too far Oh I'm just trying to give geographic sense of where gallon could go then. He goes to to be captured by the ELVES. And Merck would and there's a battle there's the There's a the sirens. Dark forces are like you know in Merck. Would at that time and all the stuff happening so there could be a battle sequence in this too but then gallon gets out and then somehow he meets up with the fellowship in under the misty mountains in the minds Maurier. So that means he's probably released for you. He's a ski escapes escapes in the turmoil or something from recruited and during that battle and then he comes across in his lost and maybe more effort longtime because he just comes upon them then and that's that's the point which he joins wins the hunt for the ring again. This is all happening before the game supposed to be set before all that stuff. Yes yes so. I think this would lead up to the point in which he's maybe in market or something like that add maybe it ends with him like finding the fellowship probably doesn't make sense Yeah I guess it would make sense. He's lost the ring so that's why he's on a quest to try and get. Yeah exactly I think that could be the motivation if it's before that if it's when he has the ring like it could be about him like losing the ring in the cave and just trying to find it because he lost and then before that which I don't think it would be it'd be him finding the ring being corrupt and kicked out of the village and all that stuff which they also seem to allude to the fact that like through these narrative decisions that you're making within the dialogue as you're single versus column that you can arrive at an ending that's more leaning towards one personality over the others that kind of gives an idea of what the story might be or at least what the ending room gone has technically a happy ending because he gets that rain and it's just yes second or two. Yeah well spoilers We my favorite part of that whole Lord dumped by the way. Is that in when you saw the hobbit movies which are terrible but they expand a lot on this in the books golic just disappear. Excuse me Gandalf just disappears from the book and then he comes back in like a hundred pages later is like Oh sorry I had to go take down this neck. Romance her in the forest and then he's just back in the book. It's not a part of the story story. It's never addressed again when you're a child reading this book. What what just happened like he kicks he kicks out of Merck? Would and it happens off off camera and the book it's insane. Yeah he like fleas. I think even showed that a little bit in the hobbit movies Dayton whole subplot in. But that's what they're talking about. Well so what's your impression of this Looking about the comments a lot of people were like why would I want to play his column in a game of any guarantee and Lord of the Rings would I want to be going. Well certainly sets you in like more of Steph environment airman. So that's cool. It's different than the shadow of war or more door games that we played. I think he's really interesting negatively. But it's the game play you know. I don't know there's there's a reason that those games are like sword and board. That's a very established format for making a successful fund. Video game now has been like a kind of a controversial addition to the Lord of the Rings Really Creepy. And I don't really you know it's really Peter. Jackson did a lot with that character to make it. I think more fleshed out an interesting resting than I ever thought of in the books and I think that's a really good thing so I'll do that. It'd be great also a credit to Andy Circus and you know my policy on elves. And everything. Only tolkien's allowed to use those. Yeah that's elves and hobbits especially if those are in other things come on how lame up with your own stuff. How lame are the ELVES pitcher? Yeah Oh my God. Nobody does not the half lanes man. They're they're in the game that's like nobody else can do hobbits but they cheat by having hassling. Yeah aw come up with your own fantasy stuff. I agree it's not as bad. I can't even talk about the witcher though because later episodes knows of other bad things anyway. Lord of the Rings Column Coming 2021. PS Five xbox series x alongside.
"tolkien" Discussed on Based On a True Story
"Rytas had any productive time during the war and that was a struggle to find ways of talking about this very can you kind of war but then there was a soy limbs that followed the war and it lasted approximately a decade and it was broken by books like all quasi on the western I am from which as a very bleak and unheralded wick depiction of the wall so there was a kind of silence and you might say that all as writers were silenced by their experiences token started writing immediately on pretty much kept to opposite as far as he could in between being a father of growing family and an extremely cleanly ambitious and successful young academic. The problem is the for the for the film rights filmmakers to show that they would have. I've been talking about stuff that was not the hope it was not lord of the Rings and as I said before they may be had to think about copyright staw too. I think the overriding impression that we get is the tolkien like the kind of the Cliche of the first war. Wool soldier was silenced by trauma. When in fact I think the in ability the creative drive helped him come to terms with his experiences and deal with whatever trauma he felt after diagnosis that tolkien softened from warmer. It's understandable that he sounds like before the the war he was expressing with languages and coming up with with languages and and kind of building that that back story there but then it's hard hard to imagine. I can't even imagine what would be like to be in something like the Great War and so it it's almost impossible to imagine how you could come out of that and not be not be so heavily influenced by not have that be if you're a writer and if you're if you're that's Languages Necmettin Tokens Passion is that's GONNA be how he gets out like how he tries to deal with that. I could definitely understand how that would be the case absolutely I think I think when people are being helped to deal with hostal matic stress disorder which is you know our current name for what they used to call? Shell shock walk. Creativity can play a really helpful part you know music. Croft and so on and yet tolkien was partly driven by Jim buys is demons if you like he sometimes referred to his his creativity as a way of exercising nightmares one last question I had as far as the movie is concerned because at the very end it implies very heavily that the the tea. CBS was more than a brotherhood. There's more than friends they were fellowship which to me is like okay. Well then been tea. CBS was kind of like the fellowship of the ring that what were the the good guys making it get through all this the the evils of were one was the tea cbs the inspiration for the fellowship of the ring so therefore hobbits and Lord of the rings that are full members of the tea CBS very logical question to ask whether those specific civic people inspired the specific hope. It's I think they also is probably now. I calm identify Anna and read it. The thing is that they speed. These people have wrote down. I can't really identify it in a particular markers that would connect while I'm with with any any one of the BITs who is a you know rustic a Nah just doesn't fit into the tea. CBS Social Calls US whatsoever. I think the way it worked is that talking knew what it felt like to have did dear friends who were somewhere else in the theater of war and to wonder what was going on with them and to the clinging to the hope that they were still alive and well. Oh of course if he'd been a more religious and realist writer in the multi way he would have killed some advice. I hope it's to match that experience more fully the fact that he didn't have a I think he's probably a reflection of the impact of those excellent so his Great Sam movie that reaches out to people who aren't big readers of non-fiction so that they can have the door flung open onto the experiences that helped and Spa Tokens creativity so his first World War experiences is early friendships his relationship with the woman he became his wife and the film is obviously made with passion is with considerable. Kroft especially for a film with relatively low budget is quite amazing what they put on screen. It's very beautiful to look out it. Sensitively Act acted I hope above all obviously the it does make the people see it won't find out more so that they can then learn the true story of both experiences would and affected his writings very well said that's something that really one of the reasons why started this particular podcast going into some of that because of authors and biographers such as yourself that have done so much fantastic work and people just assume room that the movie is correct and this is this is what happened and so I think it's great to be able to pull open your book and dive into it in much more depth than and learn the truth. I'm Ryan and there's a little bit more. Which is this I love? Some films that I know are very inaccurate accurate so am Adidas about life of Mozart and Lawrence of Arabia. These are these are hugely powerful. Films are works of art. I think they stand up extremely well. If I were a die-hard Seahawk Fan or a Lawrence of Arabia biographer. I might have big issues with them. I don't no no. I don't know their lives so well. There are many film eerie of everything Stephen Hawking and the Alan Turing Film Imitation Mutation game the imitation game where I watched the movie I enjoy it a Baheen Ramstein has another one then I go to wikipedia and I I see I also that didn't happen. Oh so that didn't happen. Oh why did they do that. You know because is to me real. Life is compelling otherwise yeah. No that's exactly does a a covered Bohemian rhapsody and imitation game and some of those yeah so that's essentially why I started this podcast was trying to dig into that more but also to to open the door more to to connect between beyond wikipedia beyond you know into people such as yourself who have done such amazing work and just dive into into depth offend allow people to to see that and know who that is in pick up your books and read a lot more about that in and dive into what really happened the great. Thank you thank you so much for coming on the show. I'm a huge token fan so it's been an absolute honor to chat with you about his life and I'm sure we're we're only scratching on the surface and I know you have multiple fantastic books so to anyone who wants to dig deeper. Can you give a brief overview of your books and where they can learn more about your work twice because my website Joan Gov dot co dot UK you'll find information about my first book. Tolkien and the Great War the threshold of Middle Earth us which really is a slice of biography it traces what Tolkien did during those key is when he was inventing his mythology which was when the first one was raging and it drew Scott and I thought provoking and nuanced connections uh-huh between those experiences in what he writes the kinds of things that actually film really struggles to convey that but one the the Mitha the pick award for scholarship in two thousand four services. This is an award given out by the Mitha peak society that looked fantasy fiction in general but tolkien and Lewis and their friends in particular later on I wrote kind of codicil an appendage to that book which is a small small book called Tolkien Exit College. I look at Tolkien's time as an undergraduate to talk food which had been something that I had to kind of skim over fairly lightly sleep in Tolkien in the Great War because of the books the first books focus on not CBS who were not with token at his undergraduate college and then next year the twenty twenty will be published Tolkien's wells which is about the replaces that inspired token and also the the influences on the invented places and.
"tolkien" Discussed on Based On a True Story
"Of give an overview of some of tokens experiences during World War one that might have influenced some of the characters actors or places in his stories later on. That's a huge question so you know I give I give I give a hour long talks on that subjects sometimes longer the first and most obvious and immediate effect is that straight after the battle of the Psalm token sat down down wrote a story called the full of Gondolen in which is a fabulous beautiful city of of the owls which often skill and duty destroyed by a ravenously materialistic serious stick tyrant. He is in terms of Lord of the Rings. He's actually sounds boss by the by the time Lord Rings happens they figure mogul has has gone off stage so he's essentially talking Satan figure and he sends an invading army to destroy this Alvin city and leading the the assault things that talking describes as monsters obese. Oh dragons and yet he describes them very unlike the way he describes say smiled the dragon in the Hobart these dragons the metallic they rule rule over things are obstacles some of them open up and troops climb out and it seems to me that it can be no come incidents. It's given I think early nineteen seventeen no coincidence that in September nineteen sixteen so just a very few months earlier Britain's secret weapon the unleashed in the battle of the Psalm a device for rolling. Everything's for crushing for carrying troops inside it and the reaction to that that secret weapon was to compare it to monsters they competitive the newspaper's business and gossip is and soldiers competit- two story monsters mythical monsters say talking was was adapting adopting that point. I think very clearly now in other terms I think when talking talking about subterranean seem like Kim Morea and Lord of the rings where the whole thing is accompanied by the sound of some kind of signals drums uh-huh beating well first of all talking was a signals officer so that was his job and when you see you see signals in Lord of the Rings You can see the the is part of the fabric of wars he knew it now these drumbeats and Maurier it's he says it's as if the whole of the labyrinthine tunnels have been turned into one voss drum so these things visceral and I think that Tolkien's that arrays tapping into his memory of the fear of sitting inside out a hole in the ground while auxiliary is bursting behead Ryan unequally in the idea of of tunnels where the enemy might come around the corner orange thrust a spear at you well. He lived back at any point in his four months on the psalm in in those trenches German soldiers could have the pit with it by Ns and been trusting them at you and then a casino in more abstract terms. We've got the idea of heroes developing from the very brave not very imaginative people into people can take the white responsibility and do the necessary no matter how terrifying tolkien played his cards close to his chest in terms of his influences but he did say okay once something very telling about. Sam Gandy an independent he was talking to how Franken open he was about this kind of thing he said said to a fellow veteran of the physical war mice Ham Gangi as you recognize as a reflection of the privates in my back up that I knew in the first war and recognized the so far superior to myself now. Batman is a term for a of senior Superhero in this instance but an offices servant. I the soldier and he was a fully active soldiers. Well who would assist the officer wins in running errands making sure he got the food and he did a shining his shoes doing doing that kind of stuff doc so really quite like the phone. Sam relationship that's where you have the most explicit it's acknowledgement of influence from festival war now in terms of the movie we see talking with another soldier. Souljah we are to seem as Batman is serving and they call him Sam We don't know if Tokens Batman. It sounds like he had several there is points in the war. We don't have any of them. Cole time. I doubt time gambling as a portrait of a single more of an amalgamation of just kind of the role itself kind of telling of the role not single person that's absolutely right yeah and then there's the landscapes landscape of the dead marshes in Lord of the Rings where you know the travel is going through and they see dead faces under the water the wall something that you could see in the battle of the psalm wants it rained in the autumn and water talked on the corpses that have been unrecoverable because they were out in no man's land with will end up lying that underwater. Thanks thanks for sharing all those those are fascinating to see how the experiences during World War One would have would have impacted the the stories themselves one thing I did want to touch on kind of circling back to the movie we see that talking get sick in the trenches and it's kind of a it's kind of bouncing back and forth so the movie almost starts off with this and in the trenches and then bounces back and forth between kind of flashbacks back almost but in World War One while he's in the trenches the there's a soldier with him Sam Hodges who they kinda go oh off to try to find Jeffrey Smith but then at one point Hodge's goes off and tries to find Smith by himself and talking his left. They're all in the trenches and it almost looks like he's just left there to die like he's. He's he's almost GONNA die. Did he actually get sick in the trenches completely fictional night he got. He got sick off to the trenches so he he fell sick. He was involved in tokens final. No military operation was in October. Twenty first of all type in nineteen six state talion attacked and seized an enemy trench. It was very cold. No doubt he was already susceptible to illness a lot time because he'd been outlet for four months. The living conditions were pretty poor. The food wasn't great most of all that will lice everywhere so the loss would infest your uniform and he'd spend time sitting around the fire trying to pop the light in that lived in the seams of uniform. They were called chats. That was Chats was the dilate name for Lice because sodas were cool this chatting they'd sit around the fire chatting. This is where we get our for compensation chatting the language creation and act like our version of chatting now rather than that must've been like yeah so what happened was he he along with the rest of the battalion mm-hmm withdrawn from the went into a few days of rest and parades where they were awarded various. They were congratulated by generals awesome. Whatever and talking fell then so he just made it through on any fell. Ill so the idea that he was suffering. Some kind of fever dream name whatever's going on in the movie. There's no evidence for that whatsoever the idea that he wanted to find his friend. Smith at various points points would certainly true the idea that he would have deserted his post as a battalion signals officer to do so. I certainly not true and the would have been goodness knows how severely disciplined for doing that. You know they executed people for a desertion of posts not not something he would have done in so so you know the idea of talking seeing these visions I don't. I don't personally think that's the way his creativity worked. Maybe maybe he did the what he succumbed to ause trench fever so there were periods especially during the the next few weeks and on and off it was a chronic that is a recurrent condition on an author serve the remainder of the war he ran into periods a fever and for some very imaginative of course that that would meant he was extremely vivid dreams and who knows what he dreamt tobacco out but his creative receivers was also a metro of conscious imagination crofting well one thing that kind of towards the the end of the movie token is in the in the hospital and Edith is there. This is after his his illness but she delivers the bad news that Jeffrey passed away he was killed as well as a rubber. Gilson he was hitting. He was also killed but then later we find out that Christopher wiseman survived but then a token later says something that you know some of us who survived have other sorts of scars what actually happened to those four. I mean we know obviously obviously talking survived but did Gilson and Smith die in World War One and Weisman survive. Yes that's accurate like everything else really any you've got the ingredients and they've been tipped into something and then given a really really really thorough sta so I wrote wrote. Gilson died on the first day of the Psalm leading his men an over the top into no man's land token learned of that from Smith and that was a terrible shock which talking to quite some time to process and he wrote wrote a letter to Smith where he said you know. Honestly I think the tea CBS is ended because the idea that they could have common purposing to him to the shattered by the fact that we're one of the already been killed so how could how could that be. Smith survived the whole of the battle Saum and then after it was over and and he hit was way behind the lines full miles away from from the enemy organizing football match for his man a stray shell shell boost near him until racial a fragment go into his thigh on. He came down with gangrene and delight three days later. Weisman is the one who told tolkien about this. wiseman wrote him a letter about he'd seen it in the papers. Wiseman had a happy will they was in the navy he was wrong. The trenches spent most of his time in the Orkney Islands Scotland which was a big naval base that point training young men for the navy and he enjoyed himself. He's he certainly didn't come of it. silenced and traumatize which the film seems to imply. Ano- honestly this this comes to my second biggest gripe with the movie. I'm probably this this would apply to Hollywood that up -tations an impasse. Hollywood is too narrow term screen adaptations per se so you great liberties all taken on when the facts are least generally known the liberties all greater because the stakes seem low at the filmmakers so obviously if the filmmakers had said something woefully really inaccurate about Tolkien like he lost leg or something then of course the fat anyone who knows anything about tolkien noisy lakes. I can do that right but they certainly have rewritten personalities off Roque Hilson and GB Smith Smith and reality was quite an acerbic acerbic funny forthright character who took no nonsense from anyone very very clever indeed. Drop Gilson was sociable all but extremely gentle. I mean his idea of a great night was to sit down and do some tapestry work. I think they'd given given his personality to Smith and that's a shame I think I think it's a shame because these were real people's. These were real people who are on able to speak up for themselves. Now another biographer I I sound. I spent a lot of time reading their letters. The letters zero Tolkien in Gilson's case I met all the letters that he wrote home from the trenches to his family and to a sweet hall it was incredibly moving and doing that you feel as if you'll get into these people as a friend. You know you feel you feel Kinda. Intimately he connected with them while being very conscious that you never actually failed to stand up with them in compensation because they were much better educated and then you then all right yeah I think it's a great shame to take the second league characters in history and just use them. Willy Nilly in whatever way you like on this guy's also for Smith's mother so in the film we see smothers in British terms and upper middle class lady eighty thirty well educated very well-spoken who has little sympathy with son's desire to be a poet Smith wanted to and Tolkien has to beg to let him Edit Smith's poetry and publish it Incite Ruth Smith whole woman she lost Jeffrey in December nine hundred sixteen and his elder brother Roger in January nineteen seventeen a two song. She later went blind. She was desperate for a sum to be alive allowed to speak. She Oss ct token if he would edit a son's poems immediately. It was her first full. What can we do to make sure that jeffries legacy lives so I think those things are a pity but I mean understandably filmmakers thinking about box office receipts rather than pleasing the Blakey Right Tolkien the Great Wall well yeah I I can see how maybe from filmmakers perspective. They're trying to make the movie is called token so they're trying to push him. I'm to be kind of the driver behind a lot of the story line. Even if in reality he wasn't well yeah but it is certainly true that he he basically edited wise. One and talking editor smits poetry. I don't understand honestly whites much better to to show conflicts between him and Smith mother over that yes I suppose the filmmakers are already probably site is Beth show conflict any way you can because conflict is story. I guess I would say if they remove element and they have more screen time for developing other ideas. Why did I don't to my knowledge. They didn't even mention that her other son passed away and that certainly could have been something added to it. That would have been a different sort of conflict right where she's battling those emotions of losing to two children within a span of just a few months yeah. Is there anything in the movie that you you just wish that they didn't they just completely omitted from tokens life that you wish that they had included the key thing that I think they miss out is the fact that tolkien started in writing straight spurred on by his war experiences. There was a very common phenomenon where soldier.
"tolkien" Discussed on Based On a True Story
"One earlier you mentioned the kind of secret society to collect that he was apart of and so I'm assuming since you you mentioned earlier that it was actually a thing and according to the movie it's called the tea club Bob and bureau Vian Society or TBS and in it included a token rubber Gilson Christopher wiseman and Jeffrey Smith was that kind of dynamic with those four friends pretty. I mean from what you recall pretty accurate. As far as movies concerned that there's kind of secret society wanting to whisk away and and talk about various literature and music can things is a simplification of an approximation so in the first instance yes. This club was formed for trivial and social reasons and it was fun. I'm they breed t in the school library which was strictly forbidden because of course they didn't have electric kettles in those days so this presumably meant using Bunsen burner or something right starting a fire in the library yes yes and then outside school out of two equal department store which trickle bowers stores on so they gave themselves they jokey mock pompous title the Baru Vian Society Right. That's that's the kind of atmosphere yeah they they had there. Were something like that was a vague membership paps nine. Perhaps twelve something around those numbers and then this was in the very lost year a the talking was at school and then he went to Oxford and others went Cambridge in the next few years Oxford encounters of big places that you would go to you from that kind of school to study at university level the club the tea. CBS persisted during the next three years as a social group where friends would get together and meet and essentially crack jokes now. When the war broke out in nineteen fourteen the dynamic did change massively because I think token wise men in particular felt the need to come together with closest friends and told meaningfully so they kicked out all the people that they saw as hangers on and that left just the four that you named Smith being a relative late comer instantly he wasn't in the original Group A toll and under the shadow of war they became that they dallas they thought the world had run into obvious and terrible problems and they thought that the problems of the world were reflected elected in its alternate x. Chair is drama and so on that these things were in decline and the thought that they collectively might be able to make a difference for the better with their own creativity book and told him was the spearhead of Olah and I think probably the inspiration of ill so are at the outbreak of that war he started writing the very first material that we can relate to what became middle earth and those three friends of his essentially became the first middle earth fans now one of the sad things about the movie and I don't know whether this was because of copyright reasons I I suspect it was is that there's no genuine flavor of the things that Tolkien was creating at the time so that you could have had scenes way was reading aloud from some of the stuff about Middle Earth mentions recognizable names that they didn't do that. Well there was there was one point and this was something I wanted to touch on briefly a point where we saw token studying old books in the library. This is after he started. Eh studying under professor right so it would be at at Oxford but we see as he's he's writing in his notebook. We constantly see that he's writing in his notebook and we can nc two words that he writes feely and keely which of course are recognizable names right so so what you've actually got there you've got some sleight of hand in that feeling. Qelia not named invented by Tokyo then names from from old norse literature so an an he he almost certainly we did encounter those names at that time as an undergraduate possibly slightly earlier school along with names like Thorin dwell in Bali on so only these rule names from norse mythology. They found that place in his creativity naught then but when he was writing Talbot where she began in the late nineteen twenties so many as later so he would have had cause to be writing that down as an undergraduate but not for those reasons so there is there is a real problem for the filmmaker. He wants to make everything connected up to show the sign APPs. He's leaping to show connections between the experience the famous stuff that Tolkien wrote and that severe problem is there was a significant gap up years and years between these experiences with all yet really vital informative and the famous things that Tolkien published in his lifetime to help it in the Lord of the Rings uh-huh well before we go into that and kind of into the war itself to we've touched on it briefly we talked about Father Francis and we talked briefly about about edith edith but like you mentioned earlier. Father Francis did suggested that he has nothing more to do with Edith essentially at that point because Ronald's I was GONNA go off to Oxford and edith ends up getting engaged to somebody else but then in this is this is what I'm curious about and then as as talking goes off to war he runs into edith and eat it talks about her fiance but then they kiss they express their love for each other and it almost seems like edith just forgot the person that she was engaged with and come back to me. Live and you know it's it's one of those obviously see. Hollywood moment but I was just curious kind of how how dynamic played between Ronald and edith. I think it's had actually happened. In every lives than movie would have been made of a lot earlier because it plays into Hollywood so is the the scene of their reconciliation insulation around in the street and they end up embracing kissing and I've seen that scene in breakfast at Tiffany's I've seen that scene at the end of for weddings and a funeral we know what playbook dot is out all right so what actually happened was radically different and I suppose as a biographer they says one of my primary gripes with the movie but also frankly with the habits of a filmmakers whenever they announced that this film is inspired by a true story his what happened Father Francis. He didn't suggest he strictly told Tolkien that he must not communicate with Edith Bratt at all and that meant three years before he became an adult which raised as men turning twenty one they meant he was no longer his guardians responsibility and he was free to do as he. I wished at that point he wrote to edith and renewed his declaration of love to her on. She plied immediately. We signed. I'm engaged to be married now. In the movie Tolkien goes off gets drunk stall spouting an invented language this attracts attracts the attention of Joe Wright and Tolkien switches to the English undergraduate course and so on and so on then rolls on the war breaks exiled in reality what happened morals. Yes he switched to English cool size about the same time but no connection with the edith situation he didn't get drunken guy ranting at night in Elvis or whatever it world's Iraq her letter said I'm coming to me you went on on the Walton what and told for an afternoon and by the end of the day she had committed to him. This is nine hundred thirteen. The war broke out in nineteen fourteen when he left on the troopship ship. It was nine hundred sixteen in the end of the end of May June they were remarried by that time they married in March nineteen sixteen so you can see that there's been some creative the distribution of information the slightly but I guess it's not as fun to see on screen. Somebody writing a letter no but you know personally now. I'm not a filmmaker obviously if I were full maitre won't be sitting writing books which don't make as much money some of the things that talking pulled off quite extraordinary and I think simply the idea of turning up and talking someone out of a marriage It'd be a challenge for a screenwriter a really fascinating one to my mind yeah yeah. I imagine that would be quite a bit of dialogue that it'd be really hard to do but if filmmaker could pull that off it would be that much more impressive run of the things that the movie does which I find strange but you know maybe it's one of those formula formula things is it steals from Tolkien a lot of his spirit on verve with android and self an extraordinary conviction and himself the kind of thing that prompted him to get in straight back in touch with a and then going around so you know to to play that with going out and getting drunk and ranting getting in the middle of the College at night you see exactly what I mean and there are other examples of this is good. I think that the movie has tried to engage with Tolkien's passion for languages and for inventing languages yet you know the casing when he talks about an hour it relates to story telling it's edith who is leading the conversation coaxing at out of a very reticent reluctant token coast. We went there when not don't fly on the wall. We we call know whether anything remotely like that happened but it just seems to me to detract from the personality of Tolkien working as I understand you mentioned earlier Professor Joseph Right when I was watching the film. It seemed like he was very much kind of pushing him to. You know it's more than just words. It's more it's the sound is it's. It's a culture. It's more than just words that you speak who was professor yes Sir Rights and did he have that much of an effect on on Tokens. Love of languages did absolutely say he was. He was phenomenal. He I was born for from very working class circumstances and to himself to read a think by by reading the Bible upside down as it was sitting on on someone else's lab wow so he'd be facing the person who had the belief from my lap in it and he was learning to read upside down that way and he learned phenomenal number languages and if he were a language student in those days a student of Medieval languages which was a vital part of language study in those days the olds were you you would be using books written by Joseph Reut until he had so while he was still at school. He had got himself writes. Gothic primer trauma in a beginner's teach yourself gothic gothic was language that became extinct in the early Middle Ages but Tolkien love the sound of it and he tried to invent a language captured the goal thickness of Gothic now. He encountered right early in his Oxford could student career so again they saw do roy discovered him midway through his ox. Time is is not true. I became a friend of the family would go round two Sunday dinner with with Joseph Lloyd on Joseph Roy and his wife Elizabeth Mary right they both can you a lot about folklore as well so she had written a book that came out about language and folklore came out well told him was an undergraduate and was going around Sunday dinner and and they I'm sure would have spoken with token about that and the idea that language and legend all entwined together would have been an undercurrent Tolkien said that he personally token made that discovery that language and legend were interdependent when the phone will will broke out so I think probably given due credit is certainly felt like his discovery to him and that's what propelled him him to take one of his invented languages and create a people to speak it and a world in which it was to be spoken the elves Amila Woah so much creativity so fascinating to me very very impressed speaks to y. It's it's still we're still talking about it today. Yes it does indeed allow I would say that Tolkien's real life and the dimensions of sadness and tragedy and loss lost weight up against the joys of friendship and growing up in a small country village in England and so on all of that was his work work on the human touch if you lied in the thing that gets you in the hall while the movie kind of plays on some of that too it doesn't really come out and show like you you mentioned earlier. It doesn't really come out and show specific characters from middle earth but there's like one scene where token is is on the battlefield and he sees fire and it's a dragon breathing fire and then you know it turns out it's German flame throwers and we also see maybe a massive a shadowy figure in the sky that the movie doesn't say it but it's the neck romance or Zahran right so it kind of implies those things and I know this is kind of going to be kind of a loaded question but can you kind.
"tolkien" Discussed on Based On a True Story
"There are very few authors who have created such an immersive world in their writing as J R Toki from the Hobbit to Lord of the rings and beyond Tolkien's writings have inspired countless others to dive into what might have inspired the man himself so what happened in tokens life that he would write about the peace and quiet in the Shire and the industrial evils in Morton. I wouldn't be surprised if you studied tokens life at some point in school and in those classes learned that talking fought in the Great War World War One and those those experiences affected his writings surprisingly well.
Language is key to a brighter future for region that inspired Tolkien, says ethnic speaker at UN talks
"This is Matt Wells at U.. N. News career in the Russian Federation is a land of Lakes rivers and forests whose culture inspired Lord of the Rings Author J R token the community proudly says but is at risk from climate change you big industry and a language that is in danger of dying out in an interview with Daniel Johnson Alexi carry off from the Center for support of indigenous peoples in Karelya maintains that indigenous languages and centuries old practices need phone greater protection. We'll begin by hearing some poetry from Alexei in his mother tongue. One had I in Noel Vinyl are color Evelyn Conquer Hilla lowly viansa loudly by Livy Lower Light Bevan backs Houston. Yeah we see a lot of consequences of climate change for example the snow's melting earlier and I remember that when I grew up in my childhood dates we had snow snow already in October and I will have snow only in December December sometimes when January and it impacts the legs for example the ice on the lakes and the fishing it impacts forestry it impacts digital's people's hunting and many other other ways of life which indigenous peoples excise so we see also more wins than we saw before because of the intensive forest industry in Australia and of course the impact of industries which operate in the area for example mining. In or paper industry polluting the air polluting the rivers so this is big concern for indigenous peoples. How many Caribbeans are there then in this part of northwestern Russia and how many other ethnic groups and indigenous groups are they in part of the world in office Russia? We have quite many indigenous people so and we should understand that in Russia we have two types of indigenous peoples recognized a small number indigenous peoples which are people's with the population less than fifty thousand and big groups like mine for example Caribbeans so enough west we have bigger groups as Caribbeans commies and some others and small number does nets Asami vep science and also very very small number North Koreans who are only to sixty people our audience they are only eighty three people left goodness me so really much more needs to be done to raise awareness about the vulnerabilities of indigenous peoples and I know that in your part of the world take the protection of your language is very important and also the fact that there aren't enough caribbeans being born. You've got a demographic gap. That's really building up how you hoping to address those challenges so right. Now we are advocating for the proclamation of the international decayed indigenous languages because we feel that just one year one International Year of indigenous languages is not enough to accomplish our goals and action plan which UNESCO has created in collaboration with indigenous peoples and festival. First of all in my community for example with think that we need to rebuild confidence of indigenous peoples in their own languages because many parents for example don't want the kids to even speaker and because they think this is not necessarily it's not pragmatically useful and we should rebuild this mode to speak on language and we have some good projects community based projects how to do it and we need more support from the international community because as long as the international attention is in place the decision the Russian government for example and the Republican government and even local governments but even more attention to indigenous languages seem also good practices from other regions. Maybe you could tell me about one interesting traditional practice that really is struggling the moment mm two. That's reindeer breeding and herding practice of the brilliant people tell me that a bit about its history and why it's important to the region and how it might be perhaps a chance for re growth and rebirth for the Caribbean people. Yes another grill exercise reindeer herding in the past. Unfortunately this is not the case anymore because of some consequences of the Second World War of occupation of many Koreans in the region's when it came back to guerrillas so they settled in completely different places and the already lost the livestock of the reindeer and of course it would be great to revitalize this tradition because it goes deep to the roots of the cultural traditions to the cultural identity and the coat of these people and it's connected. Very much with the traditional songs for example with the Kalevala epic point which is well known in the world inspired even token to to create his own the rinker how Lord of the Rings to jail token he was inspired by the Kalevala epic epic poem which is our chameleon biggest hit big yeah of course <hes> I mean reindeer herding but also it's important but also of course fishing you cannot imagine millions without fish fish is the main dish for Caroline's and they have a lot of different dishes types of fish for example smelly fish smelly fish dish. What is a smelly fish? Is that a type of fish yeah. It's soccer you know take fish in springtime so then the story in the barrels and they can not only for example in August. It's a little bit smelly but you can still it. It's very tasty and some of the guests are afraid to eat it but it's very tasty I like see I can't say you're selling it to me but I'll come and check it out. Absolutely if you invite me over to Karelya certainly taste it. Maybe just one final question. Just set the scene for me. You step out of your house in the morning. What is it that you see? What is it that you think of in your mind's eye? Now you're speaking to us in Geneva. What is it that you what's the image that comes to mind? Guerrilla is the land of off lakes rivers the forest and that's what I see every single when I wake up and I would like to preserve this for future generations for my kids for everybody who lives in guerrilla or comes to career as a tourist or as.
Al Murrow discussed on KNX Morning News with Dick Helton and Vicky Moore
"A Bill has advanced through the state assembly that would fully fund training programs for firefighters and law enforcement officers at community colleges, Torrens assemblyman, Al Murrow, Suci, Tolkien X under the new funding formula. These programs would not receive as much money from the state. It'd would be a win win situation. Too many colleges, but are our public safety agencies to make sure that our firefighters law enforcement officers receiving the training, they need the he says these programs are important for first responders to receive the
"tolkien" Discussed on About to Review
"Rogers. Documenting documenting like there was nothing to dig into like with mr rogers that that was not there was no deep dark secrets or no skeleton was it who are these people that want a dirk gritty snyder verse of mister rogers who are these monsters and so the difference with with token is that yes it it keeps things pretty surface level as far as the love story and the levin trust and and the the bonding that he developed with his boys that he grew up with went to school with and went to oxford slash cambridge with for some of them but when it does go gritty it is brutal because one of the things with j r r tolkien that some people do not know he was on the front lines in world war one in the trenches for four months like that is madness especially with world war one it is it was a brutal war were mustard gas was being used and it was it was awful so when it flashes back to those scenes enrolled or one which does a few you times like it was it was harsh one of the only reasons in one of the documentaries that they did about culkeen one of the only reasons that he survived the war war is because he got trench fever from being in the trenches and it was apparently spread by lice back then i mean because you were in the trenches in mud in rain like it was disgusting so he got trench fever and was sent to the hospital away from the front lines and that very well could be the only reason that we even know who he is so disbelieve does go into parts of his life like that but in general it is pretty surface level really good love story and again. I do not like rom coms. I do not like romances generally..
"tolkien" Discussed on About to Review
"Dionne taylor with dennis quaid meagan good and the devil michael ealy isabella price. What do you give the intruder. This might be heartache but i give it a good our new. You're gonna do that. I think it's a good movie. I think it's a good movie that you see drunk with a group of friends <hes> girlfriends maybe some non binary friends gay friends and you get together and you have a bunch of junk food and take out and some some dark liquor or maybe some chardonnay and you watch this terrible terrible be with a friend but you laugh and cry and you're just closer oh search for it and the world is healed and deon. Taylor is solving racism through this film. He is doing the damn thing. I give a good on top of again. Wow okay <hes> even though i knew you were going to do that still surprised me. My official rating for for the intruder is bad. This is this is this is just a silly ridiculous movie where the jump scares in this are just bizarre like this is not like a horror jump scare. We were like waiting in building up tension. This one is just creepy and dennis quaid like there were multiple times his win terry we kind of brought our jackets up to our face where like this just makes me feel uncomfortable like you just with <hes> but yeah this is bad if it is on netflix and you wanna have a movie night go for it but to see this net theater if you see this and the theater go with friends and like just just having a way for the cheap theater do not pay full price for this so yeah it gets. It gets bad from from me so we're split on that good and bat. It's good there. We go a balance moving on on to the last movie review of this episode. <hes> the izzy was unfortunately unable to go see so i was able to see toll keen which is the new bio pic starring starring nicholas holt as the titular j. r. r. tolkien during his kind of formative years at fast tracks a bit. We see see him. As a boy we then see him as an orphan who then as kind of happened back then you know being catholic they kind of brought him in the priest set him up with a family to live went to this boy school so goes from there we get maybe a third of the movie with him being a boy oy and then it becomes his adolescence you know his twenties when he's at oxford so nicholas hold plays j. r. r. tolkien lily collins collins plays his love interest edith bratt and this is directed by a icelandic director who i've known how to pronounce his name. I'm going to go with domain. Cora kaczynski nailed it crushed it so this bio-pic is slightly different than other bio pic so i love the bio-pic genre. I love documentaries. This is a very glossy bio-pic and when i say that it is because some people like their bio pic and they're documentaries kind of gritty and they wanna know like the deep dark stuff jeff that formed this character and you know that was one of the complaints oddly enough with the mr rogers. Documentary won't be my neighbor. I knew people who did not like it because they're like well. He was just a good person in the do really go into anything like yes. Some people are just good people. I notice weird but you know mr rogers..
The 14-Year Active Duty Veteran Turned Epic Fantasy Writer
"Active that the United States Air Force. And and thank you so much for your service and the work that you've provided for us. It's it's wonderful to have you with us. You've been serving under the air force special special operations command and then new. Got your degree. At the Korean class at the defense language institute. Foreign language center in Monterey. Earning the Korean consul-generals award for excellence. And you did something that is highly unusual. You were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as well as several countries in Africa. And tell us what you did when you were in Africa with tablet, please. Absolutely. So one thing that not a lot of people might really realize about deployments is that once you're done doing the actual work that you're needed that you're needed for sometimes you actually have have downtime, and there's not a whole lot of options when you're in especially, you know, countries like in in the horn of Africa, where I was where your your internet and TV options are actually pretty limited. So one thing that I started doing to to pass the time was grown up reading a lot of fantasy CS Lewis Jared Tolkien stuff like that. So I thought to myself, you know, maybe a good use of my time would be if I were to start writing a fantasy novel much like, you know, some my heroes who actually both of those off authors that I mentioned just now also were fought in World War One. So you know, what I'm doing isn't necessarily new. It's just part of a new generation of writing while deployed. So you wrote you wrote a book. On a tablet. While I did while being deploy how long did it take you to write the book and tell us about the book, and where it is today and. Absolutely. So it's called gift of the shaper. And it's actually my first Mike first attempt at at at at a book. And it took me I'd say just about two years to to write the whole thing then that coming up with the completed manuscript going through editing making small changes to the plot. But ninety five percent of the book was just like you mentioned written on my on my tablet on the touch screen. No last night, even, you know, a detachable keyboard or something because that was just the the tool that I had at my disposal when I was deployed and after a while I just got used to using the touchscreen so much that I it didn't even occur to me to use. My. You know, my my laptop or something to to start writing. But yeah. So it's called gift to the shaper. And it's it's a an epic fantasy. So, you know, you're thinking like game of thrones that kind of stuff, and it's about a young man who finds himself dragged into a war between two sides. A now one side wants to free their God who's called the breaker of the dawn and another side wants to keep him imprisoned. And they're led by their goddess called the shaper of ages, which I actually derived the name of the book from a gift of the shaper, which was basically the shaper, you know, giving giving her power to some of her followers. So that's kinda how I came up with the name and the book is getting rave reviews. So good for you. Now. Thank you. I appreciate that. Tell me a little bit about what's life? Like now that the book is done and. You're back here in the states. Yeah. So I actually it turns out that writing is something that I I really enjoy. I'm very passionate about it. It took me thirty odd years to figure that out. But once I did I actually found that it was something that I was good at. But it was something that I really enjoyed doing. So when I got home, I decided, you know, what I I have this first book that I've written and like you said it gotten good reviews from people they actually really enjoy the book.
"tolkien" Discussed on Z104
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"tolkien" Discussed on Nature Podcast
"Creasing is much higher maybe ten to one hundred times faster than anything we see into ice core records so it is very clear that our impact on the atmosphere is really profound christo bounds a now onto the present a huge amount of work is on picking how on kids changing today i pippa white house a north of another study in the special her paper combined several different metrics in such the most comprehensive picture yet of the changes in antica traditionally when we sat key tolkien until it sort of been in the fifties it was very much on the ground measurements but these days since the addy nineteen we've had satellite measurements and that's completely revolutionized ability to actually quantify what they to push the hold of the ice sheet we actually used three independent techniques to try and quantify how quickly and taught 'cause melting and then we look at the sued yet from each technique and see if they agree which is it's an interesting exercise in itself the the three measurements that have made one satellites measure the volume of the ice sheet a second one is a different set of satellites measure the mass and then the third measurement that we make is the speed if the only spraying of the continent and so what's on says do you end up getting how how much mass is being most from an tout that was really the shocking thing in this study comparing without some twenty twelve and today we can see actually it's mostly three times as fast as it was then and it wouldn't sound but like a lot but we think it's melting at about point six millimeters ese level contribution each year but but as you said that doesn't sound like huge amount of sea level rise i is this concerning for the future then very much say a three fold increase i would just a decade is staggering it's that scale of change and whatnot means is we don't really understand the processes i mean you have been looking at what happened in untucked of the past couple of decades but when you think about what might happen of coming decades how how.
Illinois Primary: Democratic Congressman Wins Tight Race
"East coast are facing another round of heavy snow ice and wind gusts as the fourth major snowstorm this month strikes the region closing schools grounding thousands of flights and halting buses and trains the nor'easter storm is on track to dump up to a foot of snow and bring gusts of up to fifty miles an hour to major cities such as new york philadelphia and boston today and into tomorrow new york city mayor bill blasios prepared his city yesterday you might get in your car in the morning and think everything's fine but by the evening it's going to be a whole new ballgame i'm much tougher so have you don't need a car tomorrow don't use one if you don't need to go out stay in if you need to move around us mass transit new jersey officials say significant amounts of snow sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible billionaire jay pritzker has won the democratic primary for illinois governor setting up a general election that could be the most expensive governor's race in us history illinois governor bruce rounder a wealthy private equity investor won the republican nomination yesterday pritzker defeated five other candidates amazon's upcoming lord of the rings prequel will likely cost the company five hundred million dollars and make it the most expensive tv series ever made in a bid to rival the success of hbo's game of thrones amazon bought the rights to jr tolkien's fantasy franchise and according to reuters the rights by themselves cost amazon two hundred fifty million dollars five hundred million dollars is a higher amount than the combined budgets peter jackson's lord of the rings film trilogy well didn't amazon to move up to like number two or something most valuable they have the money but for holy smokes yes twenty four minutes after the hour when a state ranks among the top ten in the country for major new.
"tolkien" Discussed on X96
"And then you can move on civilian talking about he word is batman ninety six tax her get will were get tickets to a a screening of of the of the justice leaked through text the word batman two three three nine eight six for two tickets to an advance screening it's going to be happening on the 14th most trying to be clueless why why them away all right i'll looks like all your new shows that you wanna see won't be on networks won't be on cable eat they're probably gonna be on apps the pissing way than it's going as i'm looking at the list of stuff that they're talking about uh it amazon jeff bezos himself has gotten involved with the negotiations with the tolkien estate because there notoriously tough to deal they wanna do a lord of the rings series tv series based in that universe i guess don't know fell retail the stories but then he it's additional story so he's working on that good luck with that because even jeff bezos the tolkien estate is notoriously their jerks shirks yes and on the cbs all access at that i'm watching discovery on twilight zone like a reboot room jordan peel is in charge of that okay so at yet again if he'd get out is he the one that did get in get out yeah so he's and they're they're talking about doing that so it's still in the talking stages so it's it's nothing firm and then marvels new warriors was supposed to err on cable channel freeform what is that which used to be used to be ab see family see family was wore new warriors is g about of group it's comedy show it's kind of a comedy show this one was squirrel girl and i've been telling you about it well they were going to be on free foreman parent leader was some sort of problem and they're not now the freeform ordered ten episode series they said we want these ten and now apparently there are some sort of contractual problem.