Wraith Land

Thomas Quinton Kelley
Mythology, Meta and the Multiverse have seeped into every aspect of our lives through Art and the Machine, with the legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien growing more prophetic and the need to understand its ghost wave more fun and pressing by the day.
Created 15 Jan 2021
  • Low Owl -:- Prophet at the Pond
    14 Nov 2021 • 37 min read • 4 0
    “The Miracle of Ripples” — Artwork by T.Q. Kelley, 2021. She woke. She was back where it began. Her hands were empty. She had tracked animal trails and a hawk’s tail that led to nothing, that then led...
  • Low Owl -:- Butterfly World
    12 Sep 2021 • 24 min read • 8 1
    “Sun over the Moraine” — Artwork by T.Q. Kelley, 2021 From the top of a valley in a wood chamber, she dreamed of a watchtower at the edge of the world from where she could perceive an endless sea, its...
  • Amazon's Amazing First LOTR Image
    03 Aug 2021 • 9 min read • 5 0
    A close up crop of Amazon Studios’ first official Tolkien-verse image. It’s a stunning image. The sky is aflame with what looks like two atomic bursts. A city on a hill connected by an arched walkway ...
  • Tolkien's Elves: Dark Seas, Bright Gems
    16 Jul 2021 • 18 min read • 3 0
    Entering the Annon-in-Gelydh, the heroes Tuor, Gelmir and Arminas light their way with a “Fëanorian lamp” — a luminous gem. Artwork by Ted Nasmith. J.R.R. Tolkien’s Elves are obsessed with light. Whic...
  • Tolkien's Elves: Dark Seas, Bright Gems
    09 Jul 2021 • 18 min read • 4 0
    Swan-ships of the Falmari off the coast of Eldamar. Artwork by Ted Nasmith. Following The Chaining of Melko, the fourth chapter of The Book of Lost Tales: Part One, of the monumental History of Middle...
  • Where No Thoughts Go
    27 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 6 0
    Kandez, the Low Owl — hermit, shaman and wizard of the lost culture of Or’Loz. Artwork by T.Q. Kelley, 1999. Not thought. But spirit. Ghosts, not dreams. Where do they come from and where do they go? ...
  • MythCon 2001: Just Before the Plunge
    25 Jun 2021 • 16 min read • 4 0
    Philippa Boyens, co-screenwriter and producer of The Lord of the Rings films. In the summer of 2001, my friend Lee Matsunami, who was reading The Lord of the Rings for the first time in anticipation o...
  • Quickbeam Q&A: Tolkien Fandom at Crossroads
    20 Jun 2021 • 17 min read • 5 0
    The One Ring on a map of Middle-earth. A new era of fandom is upon us, not just with Amazon’s megawatt expansion of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, but as we move through the pandemic into a world humb...
  • Quickbeam Q&A: Tolkien Fandom at Crossroads
    04 Jun 2021 • 13 min read • 5 0
    Cast members of Amazon’s upcoming LOTR TV series: Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Lenny Henry and Trystan Gravelle. There are those who will argue that J.R.R. Tolkien was Euro-centric in his views, but this a...
  • Quickbeam Q&A: Tolkien Fandom at Crossroads
    28 May 2021 • 13 min read • 6 0
    The One Ring in the snows of the Misty Mountains. Where is Amazon Studios going to take us with Middle-earth? Well, to better understand what’s ahead, we need to go back in time some to understand how...
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