I am going to write a script and send it to Amazon.
Amazon, Netflix and HBO had been approached by the Tolkien estate, who had been shopping the project. It came with an upfront rights payment said to be in the $200 million-$250 million range, and I hear Amazon landed the rights by paying close to $250 million. That is just for the rights, before any costs for development, talent and production, in proposition whose finances industry observers called “insane.” It is a payment that is made sight unseen as there is no concept, and there are no creative auspices attached to the possible series. On top of that, the budget for a fantasy series of that magnitude is likely to be $100 million-$150 million a season.
“The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Scripted Series at Amazon Studios. “We are honored to be working with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line on this exciting collaboration for television and are thrilled to be taking The Lord of the Rings fans on a new epic journey in Middle Earth.”
Set in Middle Earth, the television adaptation will explore new storylines preceding Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. I hear that there are some creative restrictions imposed by the rights holders on what can be done and what can’t be done in a LOTR TV series.
“We are delighted that Amazon, with its longstanding commitment to literature, is the home of the first-ever multi-season television series for The Lord of the Rings,” said Matt Galsor, a representative for the Tolkien Estate and Trust and HarperCollins. “Sharon and the team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s original writings.”
Given Amazon’s mandate to launch a big fantasy series of the scope of Game of Thrones, which comes directly from honcho Jeff Bezos and Amazon’s deep coffers, the company was considered the leading contender for a Lord of the Rings series. Bezos has been hands-on involved in the matters of entertainment division Amazon Studios following the purge of its top executives, led by Roy Price, and has been taking meetings and making calls to agents.
Rosamunda Bolger-Took was the second cousin of Frodo Baggins. The new Hobbit movie is due out.On September 20, 2009 I announced my grand entry into the Republican Party – in order to save it from the Oil Orcs. I compare this to Frodo throwing the ring of invisibility into Mount Doom. I wanted to make visible the invisible Evil Ones that have taken over the party founded by my Benton kindred.
A week ago I talked to my sister, Vicki, and my niece, Drew Benton, on the phone. I told them I was about to show how the name ROSAMOND is at the epicenter of many myths, including the myths that inspired Tolkien. I told Vicki and Drew we could author – and illustrate – our own family legend. Drew is working on a comic book, and goes on raids with her aunt on Everquest where Vicki has several avatars, one of them being, Rosamond.
Frodo’s father is Drogo (dragon). He and his wife drowned in a boating accident.
Christine and I were avid readers of the Ring Trilogy. Above is a photo of Rosemary Rosamond with her four children whom she loved dearly. We are going on a road trip. Little did we know we were making a beeline for Mount Doom. There can be a new beggining if you leave the author alone, and let me show the brighter side of the coin. We may be destined for Immortality.
“As a token of her confidence, she told him he need no longer call
her, “Auntie.” The previous year, Bilbo had suggested that Frodo no
longer address him as, “Uncle,” if he wished. Plain, “Bilbo,” would
do. Frodo still called Bilbo, “Uncle,” now and then; it had become
too ingrained a habit. But, following suit, Rosamunda suggested Frodo
might call her, “Rosa,” or, “Rosamunda.” Frodo forgot, and called
her, “Auntie,” many times, but, within the space of an afternoon
tea, “Rosa,” she became.”
Rosamunda Bolger (née Took) was the mother of Fredegar “Fatty” Bolger
and Estella Brandybuck. She was married to Odovacar Bolger and was
known as Rosamunda Took prior to the marriage. They lived in
Budgeford in Bridgefields in the Eastfarthing of the Shire. Rosamunda
and Odovacar both attended the Bilbo’s Farewell Party in 3001 along
with their children.
Fredegar “Fatty” Bolger
Norman Cates as Fatty Bolger from a Decipher Card designed by Weta
Friend of Frodo Baggins. Fredegar Bolger, called Fatty, was born in
2980 to Odovacar Bolger and Rosamunda Took Bolger. He had a sister
Estella who married Merry Brandybuck. Fatty’s great-great-grandfather
on his mother’s side was Gerontius, the Old Took, who was also the
great-great-grandfather of Merry and of Pippin Took. Fatty’s family
was from Budgeford in Bridgefields in the Eastfarthing.
“From first sight, even the site of the new cottage had enchanted
her, dug as it was into the southeast side of a grassy hill in the
midst of Boffin lands, populated with Boffin sheep. There was a
little copse below it, just to the side, and a spring-fed well, all
of which reminded her of her childhood home. The place had come down
to Odovacar through his mother’s side, a Boffin. He had used it as
asort of base, when he and his friends had gone out hunting.
Theywould stock the little hole with gear and rations. Then, with
their bows, and a pony for their gear, they would make forays west
ornorth, towards the Downs or up to the Moors, or, closer still,
intoBindbale Wood. But that was years ago, when the game had not
yetmoved so far off. When Rosamunda had viewed it more carefully,
she saw the hole was inconsiderable disrepair. Also, it was a bit
too small. She had new rooms dug, so that there was a parlour and a
kitchen, a bedroom for each (and one to spare), along with extra
chambers further back fo rstore. When it was finished, it suited
Rosamunda very well. Especially, she loved the light. Situated
facing south-east, the light poured through the windows in the
mornings, her favourite time of the day. And, when she stood
outside, she could see the land stretching east and south far into
the distance. Illuminated by the late afternoonsun, the prospect was
especially fine. From the top of the little knoll that made the
cottage’s roof, she could see far to the northand west, where sheep
dotted the rolling hills. The sky at nighttook her breath away. And,
all day, the birds sang, the wind blew,and the Water, which ran
nearby, just to the west, mostly narrow andquick as it came down out
of Long Cleeve and Needlehole, could justbe heard when the wind
dropped and everything was still. She loved its peace and quiet, so
tucked away and so private. Yet,it was just an hour’s walk over the
hills to Bag End or to Hobbiton. Overhill, to the east, was even
closer. Every fine day Rosamunda walked the hills, seldom seeing
another living creature other than sheep, or, very rarely, a doe or
faun. She did not walk south to Hobbiton, however, except on errands
orfor an appointed visit. She had not forgotten
her “understanding”with Bilbo. And Bilbo did not forget her, either.
Regularly, he sent her gifts of wine or ham or fruit in season, as
tokens of his neighbourly regard. She appreciated the way he could
show marks ofparticular notice, without making her feel the burden
Beowulf: the Monsters and the Critics is an important 1936 lecture
given by J. R. R. Tolkien on the subject of Beowulf criticism. It was
published in 1983 in The Monsters cs.
This paper is widely . In this talk, Tolkien speaks against critics
who play down the fantastic elements of the poem (Grendel, Grendel’s
Mother, the dragon, etc.) in favour of using Beowulf solely as a
source for Anglo-Saxon history. Tolkien argues that rather than being
merely extraneous, these elements are key to the narrative and should
be the focus of study. In doing so he drew attention to the
previously neglected “literary” qualitites of the poem and argued
that it should be studied as a work of art, not just as an historical
document. Later critics who disagreed with Tolkien on this point have
routinely had to cite him and systematically defend their arguments.
The paper remains the first port of call for students of the Anglo-
Saxon epic and has been quoted admiringly by Nobel-laureate Seamus
Heaney in the introduction to his best-selling translation of the
Apart from its obvious importance as the field-defining paper in
Beowulf studies, the paper also sheds light on many of Tolkien’s
ideas about literature and is an indispensable source for those
seeking to understand his own writing.
On other webpages, that are linked in a circle to this one, I compare
the Rosamond family legacy with that of the Dante Gabriel Rossetti
family, whose siblings were also at the core of the Pre-Raphaelite
art movement, Michael and Christine Rossetti publishing in ‘The
Germ’, they taking over their father’s printing company. In a record
of immigrant names, Rossetti, in French, is Rosemond. Christine and I
were inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites, several of them Knighted
Artists of England where lived other Royal and Rosy people that are
now being linked to our Family Tree, a Rose Bush if you will, for
alas in the finding of my lost daughter, the roses now harken to the
legend of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ who lay aspleep in her bower at the
center of a hedgerow of thorns. May this family of the Royal Rose
restore the Forsaken Garden.
My Grand Entry Into the Republican Party
One can easily conclude that Denne Sweeney, Joe Wilson, and so many
neo-Confederates that have found sanctuary in the Republican party, are deluded,
in denial, not able to face the truth the Confederacy lost the Civil War. This
is why they act like bratty children at the Tea Bag rallies they help organize.
This is why I have chosen myself at the age of eight to lead the New Republican
Parade against the enemeis of the Radical Republicans, and my kin, John Fremont
and Jessie Benton. We all have to grow up sometime!
The photo above was taken at school. The teacher had me glue it on to a
big-lined piece of paper where upon I wrote;
“I am looking at a picture.” I believe I am the artist of said picture. I have a
masterpiece to complete.
“Do you know where you are going to? Do you like the things that life has been
showing you? Do you know? Do you care?”
As a Libra Child born with an unlimited imagination, I always wanted to champion
a worthy cause. I always wanted to be a knight and go on a Quest.
As a grey-haired man of sixty two, my Quest is all about TRANSFORMATION, or,
change. This is why I chose the Tarot Card DEATH to lead my Grand Republican
Parade. Frodo undergoes a near-death experience which allows him to go forward
that extra yard, beyond the threshold, and thus save Middlearth. On the banner
death carries, is the Rosa Mundi, the Rosa Mystica, that contains the secret of
the Triumph of Life over Death.
“Frodo still called Bilbo, “Uncle,” now and then; it had become too ingrained a
habit. But, following suit, Rosamunda suggested Frodo might call her, “Rosa,”
or, “Rosamunda.” Frodo forgot, and called her, “Auntie,” many times, but, within
the space of anafternoon tea, “Rosa,” she became.”
Is Bilbo really Frodo’s “uncle”?
No. Bilbo is the son of Bungo (son of Mungo). Frodo is the son of Drogo, who is the son of Fosco (son of Largo, Mungo’s younger brother). Therefore Bilbo and Frodo share a common ancestor in Balbo, father of Largo and Mungo. Since that makes Bilbo and Drogo second cousins, Frodo is Bilbo’s second cousin once removed.
And (I almost forgot)–Frodo’s mother Primula Baggins (nee Brandybuck) is a first cousin of Bilbo on his mother’s side. Hence, through their Took connections (Primula is the daughter of Mirabella Brandybuck (nee Took)), Bilbo and Frodo are first cousins, once removed.
Are Merry and Pippin actually cousins?
Yes–they are first cousins, sharing a common grandfather: Adalgrim Took (who, by the way, was not a Thain).
Merry and Pippin are first cousins, twice removed, of Bilbo (via Bungo’s marriage to Belladonna). They are also Bilbo’s second cousins, twice removed (via Rosa Baggins’ marriage to Hildigrim Took).
Are Merry and Pippin related in any other way?
Yes. Merry’s great-grandmother, Mirabella Brandybuck, is Pippin’s (and Merry’s) great-great aunt. Therefore, on Merry’s father’s side, Merry and Pippin are also third cousins (sharing the OldTook? as a great-great-grandfather).
How is Frodo related to Pippin?
In the same respect as Bilbo is related to Frodo, as it turns out. Frodo and Pippin share a common ancestor in the OldTook?, who is one of Frodo’s maternal great-grandfathers. This makes Frodo and Paladin second-cousins; and Pippin is therefore Frodo’s second cousin, once removed.
How is Frodo related to Merry?
Frodo and Merry share a common ancestor in Gorbadoc Brandybuck, who is Frodo’s maternal grandfather. Frodo is thus a first cousin of Saradoc, making Frodo and Merry first cousins once removed.
However, Frodo is also connected to Merry on the side of his (Frodo’s) maternal grandmother, Mirabella Brandybuck (nee Took). Frodo and Merry share a common ancestor in the OldTook–and? since Merry and Pippin are first-cousins (sharing a Took grandfather), Merry is also Frodo’s second cousin once removed.
Is Frodo related to Merry and Pippin in any other way?
Yes. Rosa Baggins, first cousin of Fosco, Frodo’s Baggins grandfather, married Hildigrim Took. Via this connection, Frodo is a third cousin, once removed of Merry and Pippin.
Where does Fatty Bolger fit into this picture?
Arcana, does not mean physical death. Rather, the Death card portrays symbolic
death-a change or transformation. Often, it heralds the end of a familiar or
more comfortable mode. It conveys a release which is necessary for growth and
expansion. Perhaps it even brings a whole new set of principles which will guide
you spiritually, emotionally, psychologically or financially. Joseph Campbell,
author of A Hero with A Thousand Faces, describes times of personal change as
periods when “The familiar life horizon has been outgrown; the old concepts,
ideals, and emotional patterns no longer fit; the time for the passing of a
threshold is at hand.”
After Death comes John ‘The Highwayman Rosamond’. He is a Robin Hood, a man who
would have been king if it were not for the usurpers. He is detertimed to get
his heritage and estate back, even if he has to resort to being a thief. He
Then come the Swan Knight who descends from Lohengrin, the son of Parsival.
Then come the Hungarian Hussars who were Fremont’s bodyguards.
Then come William of Orange who offered the Rosamonds land in Ireland.
Then come Bennette Rosamond a Grand Master of the Orange Order and member of
Then come the Orange Lodge, the Teutonic Knights, and the Knights Templar.
There is a New Atlantis rising. We can write our own ticket, but, we must all
repent of the evil of Slavery. We must……….change!
Atland n : details of Atland or The “Other Atlantis” as it is sometimes called
can be found in the mysterious Oera Linda Book. This book contains details which
almost attempt to re-write history. It speaks of a northern continent called
Atland which although totally lost like Atlantis still differs considerably.
Atland was supposedly a semi-circular mass situated off the Netherlands’ Frisian
Jon, John, Jhon, Jan, are all the same name, though the pronunciation varies, as
the seamen like to shorten everything to be able to make it easier to call. Jon
– that is, “Given” – was a sea-king, born at Alberga, who sailed from the
Flymeer with a fleet of 127 ships
Chapter I: Okke, my son –
1. You must preserve these books with body and soul. They contain the history of
all our people, as well as of our forefathers.
2. Last year I saved them in the flood, as well as you and your mother; but they
got wet, and therefore began to perish. In order not to lose them, I copied them
on foreign paper.
3. In case you inherit them, you must copy them likewise, and your children must
do so too, so that they may never be lost.
4. Written at Liudwerd, in the year 3449 after Atland was submerged – that is,
according to the Christian reckoning, the year 1256.
5. Hidde, surnamed Oera Linda – Watch!Chapter II: Beloved successors -1. For the
sake of our dear forefathers, and of our dear liberty, I entreat you a thousand
times never let the eye of a monk look on these writings.2. The monks are very
insinuating, but they destroy in an underhand manner all that relates to us
Children of Frya.
3. In order to gain rich benefices, they conspire with foreign kings, who know
that we are their greatest enemies, because we dare to speak to their people of
liberty, rights, and the duties of princes. Therefore they seek to destroy all
that we derive from our forefathers, and all that is left of our old customs.4.
Ah, my beloved ones! I have visited their courts! If Wr-alda permits it, and we
do not show ourselves strong to resist, they will altogether exterminate us.5.
Written at Liudwerd, in the year 803 of the Christian era. Liko, surnamed Oera