Occasionally I will get some very pressing “reader mail” in my google search terms. So pressing that I just can’t wait for Mailbag Monday proper. Today is one of those days, so sit back for this special “Mini Mailbag Monday” as I answer some important reader questions about the supposed “lateness” of Middle-earth Monday!
middle earth money where is it isley unruh?
Aside from the obvious use of silver pennies (of which Bill the Pony cost 12), I’d say the most relevant example of a discussion of a currency for Middle-earth can be found in the History of Middle-earth volume XII, where Christopher Tolkien says:
Similarly farthing has been used for the four divisions of the Shire, because the Hobbit word tharni was an old word for ‘quarter’ seldom used in ordinary language, where the word for ‘quarter’ was tharantin ‘fourth part’. In Gondor tharni was used for a silver coin, the fourth part of the castar (in Noldorin the canath or fourth part of the mirian).
I hope that clears that up.
isley unruh, where is middle earth monday?
Ok, first of all, it is called Middle-earth MONDAY, not “Middle Earth Sunday night at 12:01 AM”. I mean, I posted it by 5:00, soon enough for people to read when they get off work! Sheesh, what do you want from me!?
isley middle earth monday totally late?
Hmm, you seem to be under the misconception that Middle-earth Monday (please try to remember to capitalize) can be late. On the contrary, Middle-earth Monday is never late, nor is it early, it is posted precisely when I mean for it to be.
middle earth monday late, isley unruh how dare you?
Ok, first, and for the last time, PLEASE CAPITALIZE! Second, how dare I?? How dare YOU!
where is middle earth monday? damn you, isley unruh!
Ok, if you can’t show Middle-earth Monday the smallest modicum of respect by capitalizing its name, then I don’t see how we can even continue this discussion. Also, I hope you realize that by showing this level of interest you are only encouraging me to continue with this “somewhat less than popular” feature of my website. You made your room at the Prancing Pony, I hope you are ok sleeping in it.
Man. People sure do get upset when Middle Earth Monday is late! Let this be a lesson to you, I guess!