The Mouth of Sauron
Diary of a Tolkien Fiend
Thursday, August 31, 2006
  Once again this blog has been severely neglected...
I find it amazing that people actually still come here and even leave the occasional comment! Keep it up and you may actually tempt me to come back and post more often.

Anyway, as promised, here is an update on the King of Men ring I bought on eBay. It's even better than it looks in the pictures! I'm sure the stone must vary, but in all the pictures it's bright red, so it almost looks like glass. I didn't really like that about it, which was partly why I resisted ordering it at first. But they must have been shining a light on it or from behind it or something when they took that photo, because in reality the stone (at least on my ring) is closer to the colour of raw meat. I love it! Of course, some people might think that the slightly duller stone is so different from the one in the picture as to constitute false advertising, and I can't say I wouldn't blame them. But I for one am pleased with my purchase, and of course the seller on eBay can't be blamed for using the same picture that all the vendors used, which I assume comes from the manufacturer. So of course I left positive feedback for the seller.

I like this ring even better than the silver replica of the One Ring that I wear on my right ring finger (I bought that at the New York Renaissance Faire a few years back, but haven't seen another one quite like it since), which was the only ring I'd ever worn until now. At first I wore the King of Men ring on my right index finger, but then I decided it detracted too much from the simple elegance of the One Ring, so I've taken to wearing it on my left index finger instead.

Speaking of the New York Ren Faire, I had a great time at the Blue Boar Inn last weekend. It's a new tavern that opened at the Faire this year, where lovely tavern wenches bring you your beer or mead while you watch great performances by the likes of Fillip Hole, the Reelies, the Crimson Pirates, and the Wench Singers. Regrettably, I missed the performances this time around, but I will be sure to catch (most of) them this weekend, when I will be celebrating my 35th birthday (which was actually yesterday, but the Ren Faire is only open on the weekends). Huzzah!
Hey, I'm putting together a Lord of the Rings blog aggregator (a bunch of blogs on a related topic all in one place). I've added your blog to it, I hope you don't mind.

take a look:
No, I don't mind at all. Thanks for adding me. I have added your site to my blog links & it will also be added to in our next update.
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The rider was robed all in black, and black was his lofty helm; yet this was no Ringwraith but a living man. The Lieutenant of the Tower of Barad-dur he was, and his name is remembered in no tale; for he himself had forgotten it, and he said: 'I am the Mouth of Sauron.' J.R.R. Tolkien


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