Rants & Ramblings

random commentary about culture, media, politics, technology and whatnot.

dec
30
2002

lotr: pervy hobbit fancier

There’s a wonderfully silly bit of Lord of the Rings fan-fiction going on called “The Secret Diaries,” written by Cassandra Claire in her LiveJournal. The series features a number of “very secret diaries” of various characters in “The Fellowship of the Rings” and “The Two Towers,” written with Bridget Jones-style flourishes. If you’re vaguely familiar with the characters and don’t mind slashy overtones, you may end up like me, giggling and sputtering while reading these stories. (From The Very Secret Diary of Legolas, Son of Weenus: “Am definitely prettiest member of the Fellowship. Go me!”)

On a related note, I finally got to see “The Two Towers” today. Definitely the dark, depressing, and foreboding entry in this trilogy, a la “Empire Strikes Back.” I thought it was a bit more action-packed and moved along better than “Fellowship.” But I think the dialogue and scenery were better in “Fellowship.”