While Elwë (aka Thingol) and his descendants prior to Elros/Elrond are not of the Noldor, he was tied to their doom after offering Lúthien's hand in exchange for one of the silmarils. Errata: technically the CODs for Eluréd and Elurín are unknown, as they were let loose into the woods of Doriath after Feanor's sons… Continue reading Charts! The Doom of the Noldor
(Unfortunately, the camera started to be uncooperative as totality came to an end...)
My hobby is to go through all editions of LotR and change Elrond's nickname to "9/16th-Elven".
With Chuck Berry's death, the fact that his song Johnny B. Goode is on the 12-in Voyager Golden (actually gold-plated copper) Record - found abroad both Voyager 1 and 2 - has been floating around the internet. Carl Sagan chaired the committee that picked the contents of the record, which includes images, sounds, music, and… Continue reading Go Johnny go…
Inspired by Poul Anderson's essay Uncleftish Beholding - wherein he explains the basics of atomic theory without using any English words of non-Germanic origin - I wanted to make a Periodic Table of the Elements (or, "Roundaround Board of the Firststuffs", as he calls it) doing the same. I put one together (made with Crayon!) a… Continue reading The Roundaround Board of the Firststuffs
I was listening to this week's Cracked podcast today (about how humanity always seems to think it's on the brink of the apocalypse, no matter the generation, and how we actually are better off now than any point in history) and Jason Pargin said the following: "When we cite these statistics we're about to cite, the rebuttal… Continue reading Don’t Bring Anecdotes to a Data Fight
(Completed Mar. 2016 for my MSc course on Creative Arts in Science Engagement)