#TolkienCollection Shares from October 7, 2015

Yesterday was a bit of a slow day on the #TolkienCollection tag, but we loved the photos that we did get! It was nice to see new acquisitions from @TolkieniteUK and @alineand14, and we love that @Darth_Zuul kept up the tradition of taking us to the movies for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition! And @ArwenEvenstar2 was nice enough to give us a close up look at the hidden runes on Thrór’s map.

Unfortunately, there has been an injury in our #TolkienCollection family. Our pal @thejoshtime (you will have seen his photos here, especially since he took second place in our Tolkien Week contest) is laid up and in a cast. He joked about walking like Gothmog, but we know he might need some cheering up, so consider sending him some love on Twitter @TheJoshTime or Instagram @thejoshtime.

If you want to see your photos in our daily post, don’t forget to use the hashtags #TolkienCollection and/or #CollectAThing so we can track them down. To make it really easy, you could tag us @CollectTolkien on Twitter and @collectathing on Instagram!

Well, Lieutenant… Looks like our gaits will match yet again. – #Joshmog Yes, I'm in a cast. For those curious about how I ended up in it, the summarised version is that I somehow *completely* tore my Achilles tendon by landing my foot wrong during a fast-paced stride while at work. The pain was so overwhelming, I actually blacked out from how intense it was. Apparently, the people around me thought I was having a seizure. After my first ever ambulance ride and visit to the ER (a friendly, fast, and overall pleasant experience thanks to all the fine medical folk who helped me), I found out that my Achilles is in a shitty enough state to possibly require surgery. I know that more often than not, full recoveries are indeed possible from this sort of injury, but the thought of possibly never walking normally again is making me fuckin' miserable. Since I won't be going anywhere anytime soon, if anyone needs me, I'll be stuck in bed, impatiently waiting for these gloomy clouds to pass. P.S. You'll have to excuse the whinging. I would've refrained from moaning about my injury here, but it seemed significant enough to at least record for posterity. #injury #cast #AchillesTendon #Achilles #MiddleEarth #Gothmog #orc #TolkienCollection #Tolkien #LotR #LordOfTheRings #TheLordOfTheRings #RotK #ReturnOfTheKing #TheReturnOfTheKing #Mordor

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