The OF Blog: Let's talk about Tolkien

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Let's talk about Tolkien

Yo, I don't think we should talk about this
Come on, why not?
People might misunderstand what we're tryin' to say, you know?
No, but that's a part of life)

Come on


Let's talk about Tolkien, baby
Let's talk about Hobbits and Dwarves
Let's talk about all the good things
And the bad things that may be
Let's talk about Tolkien
Let's talk about
Let's talk about Tolkien
Let's talk about Tolkien

Let's talk about
Tolkien for now to the people at home or in the crowd
It keeps coming up anyhow
Don't decoy, avoid, or make void the topic
Cuz that ain't gonna stop it
Now we talk about
Tolkien on the blogs and fantasy sites
Many will know how those Trolls bite
Let's tell it how it is, and how it could be
How it was, and of course, how it should be
Those who think it's dirty have a choice
Pick up the bookmark, put it in, or just close the book
Will that stop us, Pep? I doubt it
All right then, come on, Spin


OK, now that I've butchered that song from my high school years, so wanna talk about Tolkien now? About how he's "overrated"? Or not? Or how 'bout that guy in the link provided who says that Sir Walter Scott was a major influence on Tolkien?

Just a little something for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Or we could just talk about sex, but I'd worry some would discuss Dwarf mating habits and debate whether or not modern-day Dwarves would have a Playdwarf magazine that they'd hide under their mattresses. Choice is yours, though.

1 comment:

Aishwarya said...

I think Dickens (Pickwick Papers Dickens, not Bleak House) is a much likelier influence on Tolkien than Scott. Particularly The Hobbit and the hobbitty bits of The Fellowship of the Ring.

As for his being overrated, I honestly don't know. I found myself disagreeing with people on both sides of the argument in that thread.

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