Category Archives: Kindergarten

Beren & Luthien: Kindergarten

Aiya, nildonyar…you are not abandoned! I have recently acquired a new job, and that has kept me rather busy and without a standard time frame to write these. I am working on rectifying that, I promise. In the meantime, today … Continue reading

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Silmarillion 14-18: Kindergarten

Aiya, nildor, today we get to cover a grandiose FIVE chapters. Why? Well because normally this would be split into 14-16 / 17-18…but at the kindergarten level, chapters 14-16 aren’t really relevant to the major overall plot. Chapters 14 and … Continue reading

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Silmarillion 12-13: Kindergarten

Aiya, nildor, today we talk about Chapter 13 : Of the Return of the Noldor. Also, a one-sentence summary of Chapter 12: Of Men. Actually, that’s a pretty good summary just by itself. Chapter 12: Oh yeah, also, Men showed … Continue reading

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Silmarillion 9-11: Kindergarten version

Aiya, nildor, for this week’s post we’re covering chapters 9 – 11 of the Silmarillion, subtitled in Kindergartenese as “Feanor can’t hit a bully, so he hits his friends instead.” This is classic pass-the-buck behavior : Bully hits you, you’re … Continue reading

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Silmarillion 4-8: Kindergarten Version

Aiya, nildor, we meet again at long last. Elves have a poor grasp of time, you know, and the many months since my initial post have seemed like mere seconds to me. Or possibly like decades, it’s hard to tell. … Continue reading

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Silmarillion 1-3: Kindergarten Version

Aiya, nildor, away we go to Kindergarten. As a refresh, what will be here is: * The creation of the Earth * The awakening of the Elves * The Elves travelling to Valinor (= Heaven) What will NOT be here … Continue reading

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