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Today's First Impression post covers Helm's Deep!

https://luke-shelton.com/2018/11/15/lotrfi-pt-30-helms-deep/

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Today's Tolkien Experience Project Post comes from the other half of the excellent [prancing Pony Podcast: Alan Sisto!

https://luke-shelton.com/2018/11/13/alan-sistos-experience-tolkien-experience-project-28/

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‪Today’s Tolkien Experience Project post comes from Sawn Marchese, one of the hosts of the excellent Prancing Pony Podcast!

Hot tip: stay tuned for next week’s entry, too!

https://luke-shelton.com/2018/11/06/shawn-e-marcheses-experience-tolkien-experience-project-27/

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Today's First Impression post traces how my interpretation of Theoden's sudden change has evolved over the years. What do you think about this scene? Is your current thinking different from you first thoughts about his transformation?

https://luke-shelton.com/2018/11/01/lotrfi-pt-28-theodens-transformation/

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My sister just drew this
#InkTober2018

Day 19 - Scorched - A Balrog from LOTR
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Theoden has always been one of my favorite characters from LotR. In my latest First Impression post, I talk a little bit about why. What is your impression of Theoden?

https://luke-shelton.com/2018/10/25/lotrfi-pt-27-concerning-theoden/

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The latest Tolkien Experience project comes from someone who underestimated Tolkien in their first reading:

"My initial read, coming soon after discovering Wagner’s Ring Cycle, left me unimpressed. I found the style flat compared with the intensity of the music dramas. I could not have been more wrong. "

Ha your appreciation of Tolkien grown since your first reading?

https://luke-shelton.com/2018/10/23/timothy-timdalf-fishers-experience-tolkien-experience-project-25/

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Do the math. And think about it.
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What did you think first encountered the old man in Fangorn? How did you react when you found out it was Gandalf?

Here are some of my first impressions of the moment, reconstructed:

https://luke-shelton.com/2018/10/18/lotrfi-pt-26-the-white-rider/
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