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Michael Martinez
Lives in Atlanta, GA
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Michael Martinez is a Search Engine Optimization theorist, Tolkien researcher, and Web marketer.
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I am a writer and search optimization theorist. My published works cover topics such as Business Basic programming, Hercules and Xena, and the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

On the Web I have been active in science fiction and fantasy fandom as well as search engine optimization and online marketing.
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Published 2 books and 2 ebooks.
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Q: How Large was the Long Lake? ANSWER: A reader wants to know if the Long Lake was “big enough to support commercial fishing”. Well, I suppose that depends on what you mean by “commercial fishing”. Obviously we’re talking about on scales that would have…
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Q: Can Melkor Ever Return? ANSWER: A reader wrote in to ask “What exactly happened to Morgoth at the end of the First Age, after the War of Wrath? Is his return a possibility?” The story of Melkor went through many changes and you have to accept all…
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I had intended to drop by the Atlanta Tolkien Fans meetup this summer but they hold these monthly meetings on the east side of Atlanta, which is a pretty long drive away from where I live.  Sometimes I think I should try to organize something in the…
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That's interesting that you are a fan of movies with Tom Cruise in them. No reason you shouldn't be, of course, but I would not have predicted that. Enjoy all your conventions - they sound like fun. 
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Q: How Does Elf Reincarnation Work? ANSWER: The topic of Elvish rebirth or reincarnation or reawakening has spurred much debate for decades.  The fact people keep asking about this despite all the books and research papers that have been published…
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Q: What is the significance of height among Númenoreans? ANSWER: I don’t believe J.R.R. Tolkien ever discusses in a non-narrative way the significance of height in his stories. However a very long time ago I read a critical book or essay that examined the…
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So you think you know Middle-earth inside out? You've read Tolkien's books all the way through forward and backward? This ain't your grandma's Tolkien trivia quiz.
http://www.tolkiensociety.org/blog/2016/07/the-terence-tiller-tolkien-trivia-quiz/
I don't remember where or when I first heard that I was banned from participating in Tolkien trivia contests at conventions. This has been a running ...
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Q: Could Sam’s Daughter Elanor Have Been a Gardener? ANSWER: I should have tried to answer this question sooner. It has, like many more, been sitting in my email for months because I have such a backlog of questions I just cannot get to them all in a…
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Q: Were All the Great Elven Artifacts Evil? ANSWER: A reader notes that (in the “Hobbit” films) the Arkenstone inflames Thorin and others with an insatiable lust for it, as do the Silmarils in The Silmarillion. And the Rings of Power are also associated…
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This is, unfortunately, a very common question among bloggers and it illustrates just how much fear and ignorance Web marketing consultants and agencies have spread among the general blogging community.  Almost every day someone asks on social media or a…
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Q: Was Imrahil’s Vambrace Made of Metal? ANSWER: There is absolutely no evidence in any published Tolkien text that Prince Imrahil wore a metal vambrace. Nonetheless, people continue to cite the vambrace as proof that some forms of metal plate armor were…
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I have been here several times over the years. Rarely have I had to wait long, usually only when a lot of people were sick with flu and colds. The front desk staff behave professionally but do not engage in chit chat with the patients. The quality of care may vary by doctor and workload. You CAN request to see a specific doctor but you should call ahead to see when the one you want is available (by day) as the doctors may alternate between offices. The best times to go are during "off" hours. Most people see the doctor early in the morning, around lunch time, or late in the afternoon. They will email your prescriptions to your pharmacy. Only had a mixup once and they straightened that out as soon as I brought it to their attention. They can do some diagnostic testing on-site and usually get other test results back within 24 hours. I am pretty sure a lot of local people use this facility as their regular doctor's office.
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Very good dining experience. The food was well-made and lacked that bland Americanized quality so much "Asian" food has at mass appeal restaurants. They make the food the way they learned how in China. As Chinese buffets go, this was probably the best I have ever eaten at. I'll go back again.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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