It was October 9th, 2017. As every Monday for some years now, I sat down in front of my trusty old computer—named “Narsil” because it’s as old and broken as its namesake—and started pounding the keys. I don’t remember it well, but I was probably working on some RPG related project. Then, I decided to watch—or actually listen to—some YouTube in the background. To my surprise, Matt Colville had uploaded a video entitled “The Climax of Critical Role, Season 1”. I pressed “Play” without any idea of what I was about to watch/listen to.
Happy Tolkien Reading Day! Today, March 25th, is the day when we commemorate the Downfall of Sauron after the destruction of the Ruling Ring. As a result, the Tolkien Society invites readers all around the world to celebrate this day by reading–or rereading–their favorite passages or works by J.R.R. Tolkien. To foster a sense of fellowship in any and all participants, the Society proposes a topic each year. In 2019, the proposed topic was “Tolkien and the Mysterious”–and that was the main thrust behind me writing this post.