Sunday, July 12, 2015

On role playing elves

Those who know me best know that no body of fiction has captured my imagination as have the works of J.R.R.Tolkien.  As part of that, I have thought about, and roleplayed at various times different elves, including the elf, Cutholen on Lord of The Rings, Online (LOTRO) during which times I was a member of the Tinnu uin galadhrim, a group who were excellent company.  As part of that group, I once wrote on what is involved in roleplaying elves.  The post, I think, helps understand what makes elves different to humans - or at least some of it.  I wrote:

Saturday, July 11, 2015


This is my second blog, the first being dedicated to the discussion of climate change, and the Brisbane flood of 2011.  Recently I have been taking an interest in genealogy, and in reminiscing about my youth.  I thought some of that material might be of interest to a few people (mostly in my family) but thought the material unsuitable for the first blog.  Hence this blog.

I do not promise to stick religiously to those to subjects.  I suspect I shall use this blog more freely, branching out into discussion of philosophy, politics and the nature of elves - and indeed, anything that catches my fancy.  Further, unlike my other blog, I shall not strive for great accuracy of presentation.  I will try to avoid errors, but will not let the possibility of error when I am uncertain on an issue prevent publication.  Who knows, that may result in a more than glacial posting rate ;)

Anyway, that is my intention.  We shall see how it develops ...