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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Assorted Links We Have Found

A real-life ship with an Elvish (Sindarin) name:

Interesting issues about Tolkien's (probably unconscious) attitudes toward race, status, and genetics:

an old favorite:
If Lord of the Rings had been Written by Someone Else:
"My name is Baggins. Frodo Baggins. 00Hobbit, license to quest. "
Dr. Seuss, Homer, Louisa May Alcott, Tom Clancy, Iron Chef  -- forty pages of entries

Lord of the Rings, as a Russian historical novel:
Use the link in the third paragraph to download the pdf. The "Download Now" button just takes you to the translation software.

added June 23, 2011 Some people still don't get it:

added June 29, 2011 Legos of Middle Earth
Barad Dur
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