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  • Here's a look at what makes J.R.R Tolkien so popular and why so many love his books. Also included is a closer look at "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings," two books that really made Tolkien the massive name he is today.

    Why Are Tolkien's Books so Well Loved and Respected?

    Why Are Tolkien's Books so Well Loved and Respected?

    by The Hobbit Hole5

  • Find good sites for reading fanfiction and for publishing your own stories. General, Harry Potter, Twilight, anime, and other categories.

    Fanfiction Site List

    Fanfiction Site List

    by Andrew Po271

  • Though many of their names are lost to us, the stories of the most successful actresses—like Isabella Andreini—live on as a testament to the fact that women are, and always have been, integral to gaming culture. Read on to learn more.

    Why You Should Thank Women for RPGs and LARPs

    Why You Should Thank Women for RPGs and LARPs

    by Tiffany0

  • Despite how much I like the Harry Potter series, it is undeniable that it contains quite a few inconsistencies throughout, with varying degrees of impact to the overall story. Today, I'll point out one plot hole per book that I found worthy of note. Warning: This article contains spoilers.

    7 Plot Holes (or Nitpicks) in the Harry Potter Books

    7 Plot Holes (or Nitpicks) in the Harry Potter Books

    by Filipe Baião4

  • When I needed a shed, I knew that no ordinary 4x4 box would do. I had always dreamed of having a TARDIS of my own. This is how I did it.

    How I Built a TARDIS Shed

    How I Built a TARDIS Shed

    by Eric Red0

  • One of the most lingering aspects to me about "The Silmarillion" was the tale of Numenor, an island inhabited by the best of humanity. Its destruction was so severe, so total, that I had to examine the motivation behind it.

    Numenor: An Experiment Doomed to Fail

    Numenor: An Experiment Doomed to Fail

    by Jamal Smith0

  • FFN and AO3 are the two biggest fanfiction archives on the Internet today. Which one do you prefer? Let's take a closer look at the pros and cons of each.

    FanFiction.Net vs. Archive of Our Own

    FanFiction.Net vs. Archive of Our Own

    by Nicole Pellegrini71

  • Given the backdrop of race issues in the real world, I never noticed until recently how much of that is indirectly reflected in J.R.R. Tolkien's books and movie adaptions, so I wanted to explore that.

    Prejudice in the World of Middle-Earth

    Prejudice in the World of Middle-Earth

    by Jamal Smith0

  • Harry/Hermione or "Harmony" is one of the most popular pairings in Harry Potter fanfiction. This is a list of top ten most memorable H/Hr fics that stuck with me over the years.

    Top 10 Complete Harry/Hermione Fanfiction

    Top 10 Complete Harry/Hermione Fanfiction

    by Andrew Po1

  • For those who are into the Harry Potter franchise, there are elaborate fan theories floating around out there. Some are just plain crazy, and others give pause and sound as if they could be possible.

    10 Harry Potter Fan Theories

    10 Harry Potter Fan Theories

    by Deborah Minter1

  • Remove your mask because Seth Tomko reviews The Tengu’s Game of Go, the final novel in Lian Hearn’s Tale of Shikanoko.

    Review of The Tengu’s Game of Go

    Review of The Tengu’s Game of Go

    by Seth Tomko0

  • This article is all about the highly-rated "Cotton Family" series by Nicole Canfield—the settings, the main characters, and folklore that inspired the acclaimed supernatural thrillers' magical realism are discussed in detail.

    The Cotton Family Series by Nicole Canfield

    The Cotton Family Series by Nicole Canfield

    by Kitty Fields3

  • The lore of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is so dense that not even the most die-hard fan can know everything. Here is a list of lesser-known Harry Potter facts that you probably didn't know.

    15 Harry Potter Facts That You Probably Didn’t Know

    15 Harry Potter Facts That You Probably Didn’t Know

    by Sckylar Gibby-Brown9

  • The release of the eighth story in the Harry Potter saga divided fans on whether it was a worthy continuation of the series. So what are the strengths and weaknesses of this new adventure?

    "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" Script Review

    by Filipe Baião3

  • "Path of Angels" by Dawn Witzke is Christian dystopian science fiction written for a broad audience. What are the pros and cons of this book, and who should consider reading it?

    Book Review:

    Book Review: "Path of Angels" by Dawn Witzke

    by Tamara Wilhite0

  • Next to Morgoth, Feanor is the biggest catalyst for the events of the First Age of Middle-earth. Though he dies early on, his legacy outlasts him as one of the most controversial of Middle-earth.

    Middle-Earth Profiles: Feanor

    Middle-Earth Profiles: Feanor

    by Jamal Smith0

  • Shirou recovers from his wounds and must decide what he's going to do as a Master in the Fifth Holy Grail War. Meanwhile, Rin's story is revealed as we are shown how she summoned Archer. Is this manga adaptation of "Fate/Stay Night" (2006) worth your time and money? Let's find out!

    Manga Review:

    Manga Review: "Fate/Stay Night," Vol. 2

    by ReViewMeMedia0

  • Get more reviews and favorites on your fanfiction by writing in popular fandoms, shipping fan-favorite characters, exploiting tropes, crafting a catchy summary, and updating regularly to stay at the top of the "Just In" list.

    How to Write Popular Fanfiction

    How to Write Popular Fanfiction

    by Andrew Po0

  • The article lists all spells, charms, jinxes, hexes and curses used in the "Harry Potter" series, along with what they do and when they were first used.

    "Harry Potter" Spells: The Complete List

    "Harry Potter" Spells: The Complete List

    by K S Lane33

  • In this article, I talk about Barry Lyga's "Thanos: Titan Consumed," a non-canonical Marvel story, that, well... has every right to be canonical with the MCU. Let's talk about it.

    "Thanos: Titan Consumed" - Let's Talk About Books

    by Benjamin Wollmuth0

  • This article includes a review and summary of William Dietz's book, "Halo: The Flood"

    "Halo: The Flood" Review

    by Larry Slawson4

  • This is a comprehensive guide to Stephen King first editions. It includes a full list of indicators for recognizing true first edition Stephen King novels, as well as approximate values.

    Stephen King First Editions:  How to Recognize One

    Stephen King First Editions: How to Recognize One

    by Anna Marie Bowman254

  • As Spider-Man, Peter Parker’s original red and blue costume is his most recognizable, but he has switched up his appearance on more than one occasion. The following are the ten best Spidey costumes worn by everybody's favorite webslinger.

    Top 10 Spider-Man Costumes

    Top 10 Spider-Man Costumes

    by Geekdom7

  • In the final climax of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the biggest mysteries of magic were explored by Harry and his friends, but one remained ambiguous and obscured.

    Harry Potter Theory: The Love Room Mystery

    Harry Potter Theory: The Love Room Mystery

    by Filipe Baião7

  • Here are ten books in the original Goosebumps series, written by R.L. Stine, that deserve to be called the best of the bunch. Must-read Goosebumps books for a child interested in horror fiction.

    Top 10 Best Goosebumps Books by R.L. Stine

    Top 10 Best Goosebumps Books by R.L. Stine

    by Amanda11

  • Learn how to play Quidditch from Harry Potter. There is even a version for us muggles to enjoy that doesn't require flying broomsticks to play the game.

    How to Play Quidditch From Harry Potter

    How to Play Quidditch From Harry Potter

    by Lisa13

  • If you want to discover the best Star Wars books but don't know where to start, then this Star Wars book guide is what you need to read first.

    Top 10 Star Wars Books to Read in 2020

    Top 10 Star Wars Books to Read in 2020

    by Rui Carreira3

  • Rewind your memory tape because Seth Tomko reviews Made to Kill by Adam Christopher.

    A Review of Made to Kill

    A Review of Made to Kill

    by Seth Tomko0

  • Severus Snape—the dark Potions professor of Hogwarts who frightened students and engaged readers—is one of the most iconic Harry Potter characters of all time! His actions and motives were heroic as well as spiteful. From the first book to the last, fans have always been fascinated by Severus Snape.

    10 Lesser-Known Facts and Fan Theories About Severus Snape

    10 Lesser-Known Facts and Fan Theories About Severus Snape

    by Deborah Minter2

  • Rin Okumura has never been an ordinary human. He discovers he is the son of Satan, and after his adoptive father Shiro Fujimoto is murdered by a demon, Rin vows to become an Exorcist and defeat Satan. Is this manga worth your time and money? Let's find out!

    Manga Review:

    Manga Review: "Blue Exorcist," Vol. 1

    by ReViewMeMedia0

  • The name H.P. Lovecraft is synonymous with all things creepy, weird, and haunting. Discover ten of the writer's not-to-miss stories.

    Top 10 H.P. Lovecraft Stories

    Top 10 H.P. Lovecraft Stories

    by Blake Czirr57

  • What if an alien invasion is the reason for the political and social unrest we're seeing? Author Stephenie Meyer provides a scenario of possibilities, however remote, that may reveal the current media trend of disinformation.

    "The Host" by Stephenie Meyer, Book Review

    "The Host" by Stephenie Meyer, Book Review

    by Peg Cole31

  • The legacy of Luthien is the most famous in the universe of Middle-earth. So much so that it is easy to lose track of who the actual person was and what made her tick.

    Middle-earth Profiles: Luthien

    Middle-earth Profiles: Luthien

    by Jamal Smith0

  • In that far-flung time known as the 1990s, no author was getting kids more into reading than R.L. Stine. Many of the "Goosebumps" books remain entertaining today. Here's a list of ten of the best, along with a few that Stine might have wanted to rewrite, if only he'd had the time to do so.

    The Top 10 R.L. Stine

    The Top 10 R.L. Stine "Goosebumps" Books (and the 5 Worst)

    by mst3k@gf8

  • "Forbidden Thoughts" is a science fiction short story collection challenging the unspoken or violently enforced rules about what we can say, do, or think.

    "Forbidden Thoughts" Book Review

    by Tamara Wilhite1

  • The novel "Discovery" by Karina Fabian contains a fascinating story, strong and positive Christian elements, and a trio of nuns whose jobs are to save those in space. Novel indeed!

    Book Review:

    Book Review: "Discovery" by Karina Fabian

    by Tamara Wilhite0

  • I’m going to write more of the creatures that scare us. Why? Well, because the veils of this living world and the next are thin‚ it gets the blood pumping.

    Why Are We Fascinated With Monsters?

    Why Are We Fascinated With Monsters?

    by Christopher Peruzzi2

  • J.K. Rowling’s creative character Harry Potter serves as a wonderful example of the classic mythological hero. The hero story has been portrayed for centuries with early works present in the works of Homer and Hesiod. Harry Potter discovers his magical powers and progresses to save the wizarding world while learning more about himself and the horrors of good versus evil.

    Harry Potter: A Modern-Day Mythical Hero

    Harry Potter: A Modern-Day Mythical Hero

    by Nancy Snyder1

  • It's been a while since I started my pet project of doing psych profiles on characters from Middle-Earth I found compelling. So I'm glad to get back to it. These profiles are done from an in-universe point of view and not what Tolkien meant to write. It's long but I hope you enjoy it.

    Middle-Earth Profiles: Fingolfin

    Middle-Earth Profiles: Fingolfin

    by Jamal Smith0

  • This article examines the top 10 sexiest women of the Star Wars universe. It provides a detailed analysis of each character's personality, attractiveness, and general history.

    The Top 10 Sexiest Women of Star Wars

    The Top 10 Sexiest Women of Star Wars

    by Rachel Anders0

  • Why was Denethor a Steward? Why wasn't Aragorn king? What was his actual claim to the throne? Unsurprisingly, it's a lot more complicated in the books than the films, which didn't have the time to explain.

    Aragorn: Heir to Gondor's Throne or Not?

    Aragorn: Heir to Gondor's Throne or Not?

    by tinw16

  • If you loved Twilight, the Southern Vampire Mysteries, or Anne Rice's vampire novels, here are five vampire romances you may not have heard of that you'll definitely want to pick up.

    Best Underrated Vampire Romance Books

    Best Underrated Vampire Romance Books

    by Christy Kirwan9

  • The solo Elf in the Fellowship of the Ring is an unusual chap, but not for the reasons you might think. Learn the fascinating story of Legolas of Mirkwood, hidden in the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien.

    Legolas of Mirkwood: Prince Among Equals

    Legolas of Mirkwood: Prince Among Equals

    by tinw19

  • This profile is on the first High King of the Noldor elves and derives from the book, The Silmarillion. He has a long-lasting legacy in the history of the lore and his immediate family.

    Middle-Earth Profiles: Finwe

    Middle-Earth Profiles: Finwe

    by Jamal Smith0

  • With so many facets of the science fiction literary experience, readers will begin to ask themselves, “What would have to happen for our reality to become like this?"

    Analysis of Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash

    Analysis of Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash

    by Ali0

  • H.P. Lovecraft (Howard Philips Lovecraft) was a great author of the Cthulu Mythos who began drawing followers to his works in the 1930s. The phases of his writings took three different perspectives: 1)Undead Horror, 2)The Dream-Cycle...

    The Alien Races of H.P. Lovecraft

    The Alien Races of H.P. Lovecraft

    by Blake Czirr3

  • This Middle-earth profile covers Nienor, daughter of Hurin and Morwen, and sister/wife of her brother Turin. For proper context, read "The Silmarillion" and "The Children of Hurin."

    Middle-Earth Profiles: Nienor

    Middle-Earth Profiles: Nienor

    by Jamal Smith1

  • 'Glory Boy' is a standalone book set in the Birthright universe by Rick Partlow. What are the pros and cons of this military science fiction novel?

    Book Review: 'Glory Boy' by Rick Partlow

    Book Review: 'Glory Boy' by Rick Partlow

    by Tamara Wilhite0

  • In this article, you'll learn about the Christian symbolism found in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, as well as characters that can be interpreted as Christ figures—in particular, how Gandalf, Aragorn, and Sam represent different aspects of Jesus Christ.

    Christian Symbols and Christ Figures in

    Christian Symbols and Christ Figures in "The Lord of the Rings"

    by Jarrod124082

  • Seven years after "Star Wars: Episode VII – Return of the Jedi," the last loyal Imperial Red Guard Kr Kanos seeks vengeance on the man who sabotaged Emperor Palpatine's clones. Karnor Jax, a would-be Dark Lord, tries to stop him. Is this graphic novel worth your time and money? Let's find out!

    Graphic Novel Review:

    Graphic Novel Review: "Star Wars: Crimson Empire" by Mike Richardson

    by ReViewMeMedia1

  • Try out the first book in these series for free with Amazon Kindle. Warning - You might get addicted to the stories and have to purchase the rest of the series!

    Four Addicting Fantasy Series for Kindle

    Four Addicting Fantasy Series for Kindle

    by Kristin0

  • An examination of the relationships Katniss maintains throughout "The Hunger Games" trilogy, this article explores her interactions with people in light of whether or not she is a hero in her own right.

    Katniss Everdeen's Relationships in "The Hunger Games"

    Katniss Everdeen's Relationships in "The Hunger Games"

    by Becki Rizzuti13

  • Rescue Run by Jon Del Arroz is a science fiction action novel. It is set in the universe of the 'Star Realms' game. What are the pros and cons of this sci-fi game novelization?

    Book Review:

    Book Review: "Rescue Run" by Jon Del Arroz

    by Tamara Wilhite2

  • Saber is up against Lancer and Berserker, but then Rider chooses to side with her because he wants Saber and Lancer to finish their battle. Meanwhile, a serial killer, Ryuunosuke Uryuu, summons Caster. Is this manga adaptation of "Fate/Zero" worth your time and money? Let's find out!

    Manga Review:

    Manga Review: "Fate/Zero," Vol. 3

    by ReViewMeMedia0

  • This article provides a detailed history of the Imperial Royal Guard and their variants throughout the Star Wars universe. It examines the history, training, duties, and weaponry of each Royal Guard variant, and provides a general discussion of their influence on current films and characters.

    The Emperor's Royal Guard: A Guide

    The Emperor's Royal Guard: A Guide

    by Larry Slawson0

  • Dumbledore always had the best lines. Whenever he spoke, everything made sense! Here are the best, most powerful, and most memorable things Dumbledore said (quotes from all the Harry Potter books).

    10 Powerful Quotes by Albus Dumbledore

    10 Powerful Quotes by Albus Dumbledore

    by Jarrod1240130

  • This article contains a reading list of the best fantasy and sci-fi books appropriate for teenagers. These books are great for anyone who enjoys a mixture of adventure, action, romance, and magic.

    Fantasy/Sci-Fi Books: Reading List for Teens

    Fantasy/Sci-Fi Books: Reading List for Teens

    by Monique K-G0

  • These two brothers are rarely mentioned apart from each other. While "The Silmarillion" contains Elves acting badly, Celegorm and Curufin are perhaps the most infamous. They literally gave their entire clan a bad name on their own, and I think their motivations bear examination.

    Middle-earth Profiles: Celegorm and Curufin

    Middle-earth Profiles: Celegorm and Curufin

    by Jamal Smith0

  • Caranthir is one of the sons of Feanor who gets less attention than his brothers, Maedhros, Celegorm, and Curufin. However I think there's more than meets the eye to him than is given credit for.

    Middle-earth Profiles: Caranthir

    Middle-earth Profiles: Caranthir

    by Jamal Smith0

  • So, I wanted to do psychological profiles of certain Middle-Earth characters from an in-universe perspective. This one is on Hurin.

    Middle-Earth Profiles: Hurin

    Middle-Earth Profiles: Hurin

    by Jamal Smith0

  • Oh, the world of cosplay—where fiction, fantasy and sci-fi come to life. Not only is it a fun project for conventions, but it is also a hobby that many take seriously. And some don't take too well to certain comments on their lifestyle. So here is a list of things you should avoid saying!

    7 Things You Should NEVER Say to a Cosplayer

    7 Things You Should NEVER Say to a Cosplayer

    by Starr Winter0

  • Gilraen, Aragorn's mother, is one of those proud, but doomed female characters in Tolkien's Middle-earth who can't seem to get a "happily ever after" ending.

    The Tragedy of Gilraen, Aragorn's Mother

    The Tragedy of Gilraen, Aragorn's Mother

    by E. Brundige2

  • Though there are hundreds of quotes from the series, I narrowed it down to the top 34 inspirational quotes relevant to people of all groups and ages.

    34 Most Inspirational Harry Potter Quotes

    34 Most Inspirational Harry Potter Quotes

    by Sckylar Gibby-Brown40

  • This article covers the wife of Hurin, Morwen, the Lady of Dorthonion from the books, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin.

    Middle-Earth Profiles: Morwen

    Middle-Earth Profiles: Morwen

    by Jamal Smith0

  • “The Gods Defense” by Amie Gibbons is the first book in the Laws of Magic series. What are the pros and cons of this modern urban fantasy book doubling as a legal drama?

    Book Review:

    Book Review: "The Gods Defense" by Amie Gibbons

    by Tamara Wilhite0

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