Hello everyone! Welcome to my Corner!
I haven’t reported on my Tolkien activity for a few weeks, but now I’m back! I’ve been making progress in The Hobbit, and I’m noticing quite a few things. For instance, there are a lot of references to events that happen and had happened in other parts of Middle-earth. Even though this was Tolkien’s first book, he must have had some ideas that he wanted to expand on. There are references to Oromë calling the Eldar into Aman, the Númenoreans, the death of Thingol and the fall of his kingdom, and Sauron’s (then the Necromancer) expulsion from Dol Guldur by the White Council. And Tolkien manages to indicate all these things while keeping The Hobbit‘s light, carefree tone. Genius.
Here’s the encyclopedia. We’re making really good progress, folks!