Music Monday: Concerning Hobbits

For most people, the summer season calls to mind memories of popsicles, swimsuits, sun, and sand. But, for Fanspeak Files, the summer of 2016 is about one thing, and one thing only, The Fellowship of the Ring. Yesterday we completed our adventure alongside Bilbo, Gandalf, and the dwarves in The Hobbit, and now we move on to a bigger, longer story in which we will follow Bilbo’s nephew … Continue reading Music Monday: Concerning Hobbits

Dress Like a Fan

At Fanspeak Files, we can’t help but fangirl over the amazing female role models in our favorite stories. These strong women often steal the show with their intelligence, patience, kindness, and above all, fierce independence. If these ladies were out and about in the real world, what kind of bold choices would they make? On this Transformation Tuesday, let’s explore the fun fashion possibilities if … Continue reading Dress Like a Fan

Fanspeak the Ring 2016

You’re invited to a not so unexpected party. We’re re-reading the journey of the one ring from Gollum’s Cave to Mount Doom, and we invite you to do the same. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy introduce us to the mind of J.R.R. Tolkien, who constructed the massive world of Middle Earth, from the very  beginning of the magical universe itself to the stories that we … Continue reading Fanspeak the Ring 2016

Real-Life Lembas Bread? You Be the Judge!

Cloud bread is trending all over the food blog world, so it’s easy to dismiss as just another foodie fad. It’s easy to make, light and airy as its namesake, high in protein, and low in carbs. Too good to be true, right? But it’s real, and it is oh-so-delicious! I used a recipe that I found at Food.com that uses just four easy ingredients: … Continue reading Real-Life Lembas Bread? You Be the Judge!

LOTR’s Boyens to Pen Disney’s ‘Young Merlin’ Script

If you’re like me and have memorized the Lord of the Rings behind-the-scenes footage from cover to cover, then you’re bound to be familiar with the genius of Philippa Boyens and her work. Boyens has co-produced and written alongside Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh on all of your favorite Jackson projects, including his Middle Earth epics, King Kong, and the beautiful The Lovely Bones. Yup, … Continue reading LOTR’s Boyens to Pen Disney’s ‘Young Merlin’ Script

I’m Going On An Adventure

Hello fellow fans, my name is Kaitlin, and I love to plan. As I sit here musing on another twenty-something birthday, my mind is filled with trepidation and exhilaration at what the future holds in store. People often say that’s what your twenties are for, but I would argue that whether you’re 18 or 98, you probably ask yourself that same question from time to … Continue reading I’m Going On An Adventure

Middle Earth Meditations

Fellow fans, let’s talk about getting those precious ZZZs every night. Do you ever have trouble unwinding after a long day? I know I sure do! My thoughts swim around in my head and I find myself staring at the clock wishing for a better night’s sleep. Eventually, I came across the deeply soothing relaxation videos created by The Honest Guys. (Click here to check … Continue reading Middle Earth Meditations