Tolkien Transactions

I follow a lot of web-sites, blogs and discussion boards with more or less regular Tolkien-related material, and I have long been sharing the best of this with my fellow posters in the Tolkien Usenet groups, rec.arts.books.tolkien and alt.fan.tolkien. (If you do not have a dedicated newsreader set up that can handle the above links, the groups are also available from Google groups: rec.arts.books.tolkien and alt.fan.tolkien.) Some time in the spring of 2010, this sharing found a more stable form in the series of posts that I call the Tolkien Transactions.

The Tolkien Transactions is an on-line review journal of on-line Tolkien content. Admission is strictly controlled and all content must comply with the three criteria of selection:
  1. I must have seen it
  2. It must be Tolkien-related 
  3. I must deem it interesting (or amusing) enough to include it
These criteria are brutally enforced  ;-)

The issues that have been made so far are:
Issue
Date Parmar-kenta Tolkien Society
Tolkien Transactions LIX  — June 2015 2015-07-08 Parma-kenta Tolkien Society
Tolkien Transactions LVIII  — May 2015 2015-06-14 Parma-kenta Tolkien Society
Tolkien Transactions LVII  — April 2015 2015-05-17 Parma-kenta Tolkien Society
Tolkien Transactions LVI  — March 2015 2015-04-06 Parma-kenta Tolkien Society
Tolkien Transactions LV  — February 2015 2015-03-01 Parma-kenta Tolkien Society
Tolkien Transactions LIV  — January 2015 2015-02-01 Parma-kenta Tolkien Society
Tolkien Transactions LIII  — December 2014 2015-01-02 Parma-kenta Tolkien Society
Tolkien Transactions LII  — November 2014 201X-12-06 Parma-kenta Tolkien Society
More than a delay ...
At this point, being extremely busy at other things forced me to take a break for a few months, missing the transactions for three months, August through October 2014
2014-10-13 Parma-kenta  
Tolkien Transactions LI  — July 2014 2014-08-22 Parma-kenta Tolkien Society

Issue
Date Blog News Google Groups
At this point, I ceased posting my transactions to the newsgroups, and instead posted only to my own Parma-kenta blog and the Tolkien Society website, where I had been honoured to be invited to post, starting from the previous issue (number 50). The main reason for this decision was merely that it was becoming increasingly cumbersome to produce the transactions in several formats, and in this way I could move on to only produce it in HTML.
Tolkien Transactions L  — June 2014 201X-MM-DD Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions IL  — May 2014 2014-06-09 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XLVIII  — April 2014 2014-05-18 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XLVII  — March 2014 2014-04-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XLVI  — February 2014 2014-03-13 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XLV  — January 2014 2014-02-09 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XLIV  — December 2013 2014-01-03 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XLIII  — November 2013 2013-12-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XLII  — October 2013 2013-11-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XLI  — September 2013 2013-10-06 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XL  — August 2013 2013-09-05 Parma-kenta News Free Webuse.net
Tolkien Transactions XXXIX  — July 2013 2013-08-03 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXXVIII  — June 2013 2013-07-04 Parma-kenta News Cannot be found on Google Groups
Tolkien Transactions XXXVII  — May 2013 2013-06-03 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXXVI  — April 2013 2013-05-02 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXXV  — March 2013 2013-04-07 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXXIV  — February 2013 2013-03-02 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXXIII  — January 2013 2013-02-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXXII  — December 2012 2013-01-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXXI  — November 2012 2012-12-02 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXX  — October 2012 2012-11-02 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXIX  — September 2012 2012-10-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXVIII  — August 2012 2012-09-02 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXVII  — July 2012 2012-08-03 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXVI  — June 2012 2012-07-02 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXV  — May 2012 2012-06-04 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXIV  — April 2012 2012-05-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXIII  — March 2012 2012-04-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXII  — February 2012 2012-03-09 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XXI  — January 2012 2012-02-02 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XX  — December 2011 2012-01-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XIX  — November 2011 2011-12-05 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XVIII  — October 2011 2011-11-05 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XVII  — September 2011 2011-10-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XVI  — August 2011 2011-09-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XV  — July 2011 2011-08-01 Parma-kenta News --
Tolkien Transactions XIV  — June 2011 2011-07-01 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XIII  — May 2011 2011-06-07 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XII  — April 2011 2011-05-18 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions XI  — March 2011 2011-04-04 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions X  — February 2011 2011-03-06 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions IX  — January 2011 2011-02-08 Parma-kenta News Google
Tolkien Transactions VIII  — December 2010 2011-01-03
Parma-kenta
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Tolkien Transactions VII  — November 2010

Then, encouraged by a post by Steve Hayes, ‘19 Reasons You Should Blog And Not Just Tweet’, I created my own blog, the Parma-kenta, which I now use to also host the Tolkien Transactions
2010-12-01
Parma-kenta
News Google
Tolkien Transactions VI  — October 2010

Larry Swain very kindly offered to host the Tolkien Transactions on his blog, The Ruminate and did so with this issue1
2010-10-31 The
Ruminate
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Tolkien Transactions V  — September 2010 2010-10-03 News Google
Tolkien Transactions IV  — August 2010 2010-08-31 News Google
Tolkien Transactions III  — June–July 2010 2010-08-001 News Google
Tolkien Transactions II  — May 2010 2010-05-29 News Google
Tolkien Transactions  — April 2010 2010-05-07 News Google
Earlier stuff
News from the 'net  — January–March 2010 2010-04-04 News Google
New Links 2009-10-23 News Google

Note 1:^ I do feel a little uncomfortable about taking Larry up on his very kind offer for only one issue and then start my own blog. Mea culpa!  Back