Diving deep in Tolkin’s motivation to use a saga as method to convey his message of friendship. While showing endless examples of where certain clothing or props find their origin, Even displays his huge knowledge on Roman and Celtic history. What does an outfit say about a character? And how are all these little details woven into a larger web which ultimately makes the logic and rules of this new universe that has been created?
Even also shares his uncensored opinion on The Hobbit and where it, in his opinion, went wrong. This leads him towards interesting questions on how the fantasy genre can be kept relevant and, ultimately his stance on what world building should be:
‘World building should be about the exploration of esthetics and about context. The understanding how things fit together in the real world and the adaption of the same to allow for further understanding of an actual fantasy universe.’