Lord of the Rings alumni are banding together on a quest to by the home of J.R.R. Tolkien.
If you watched the 6 minute video Peter Jackson released today, you may have caught a big of an "Easter Egg" while he's pulling out some artwork showing off Mirkwood.
Can't say I'm not surprised. The Tolkien Estate is known for doing anything and everything it can to "protect" anything and everything to do with Tolkien.
"Tolkien has become a monster, devoured by his own popularity and absorbed by the absurdity of our time," Christopher Tolkien observes sadly. "The chasm between the beauty and seriousness of the work, and what it has become, has gone too far for me. Such commercialisation has reduced the esthetic and philosophical impact of this creation to nothing. There is only one solution for me: turning my head away."
We've all been watching despairingly as the situations in New Zealand and Japan continue to play out. And now, Mad Dwarf Workshop and Dunedain Radio have announced their involvement with charities, giving us a chance to contribute to the relief efforts in these regions.