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Comments For Character of the Month Biographies
LOL I love your cheeky tone in this essay. That made the atmosphere less forbidding. :D ;) I did not browse through all the list of references you used for this essay... but I had a nagging feeling that it could be expanded. *hands up* Well, not by me; I just wanted to say that I spied some other things about the Lord of Mandos from many discussions and some other references, from Tolkien's earlier writings like HoMe. I thought I might get some confirmation here... Not to mean to be ungrateful or rude, though. :- I hope this essay will be updated someday with some other sources from canon...
Rey, your observations are correct. :) I did not use any sources outside of the Silm for this piece; part of it, honestly, was time constraints, since this essay was one I did with less than a day's notice due to our scheduled writer having a family emergency. Part of it, too, is practicality: You correctly note that there is a lot in the supplementary sources about Namo. Oshun (our main biographer) and I discussed at the time that I did this that a follow-up essay about the evolution of Namo's character through Tolkien's writings would be an interesting topic, though it will probably go through the regular References section and not the newsletter. It is certainly one that I hope to pick up someday (grad school right now makes any non-fiction writing impossible--unless it's to be graded, lol! :); Namo is one of the most intriguing characters, in my opinion, and one who has seen a wealth of interesting interpretations in fanfic. Thank you for reading and taking the time to leave a comment! :)