July 16, 2008

*gasps and falls over laughing*

OK, while looking up elvish words and names for my latest post on the FT Fellowship blog, I ran into the most rediculous, absurd, inaccurate and hysterical "synopsis" of the Lord of the Rings I have ever read! (Courtesy of Arwen-Undomiel.com) Enjoy!

A Brief Synopsis of The Lord of the Rings
One of the often-recurring requests on the newsgroup
rec.arts.books.tolkien is from students requesting a synopsis of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic work The Lord of the Rings. The work is extremely long, and because of this many students simply can't find the time to give the work a thorough reading before giving a written report on it. In the interests of cutting down the number of requests for this material, I have written a short synopsis of the three volumes which make up the Lord of the Rings as well as an accompanying synopsis for Tolkien's posthumous book The Silmarillion.
As an added supplement, I have also listed some possible topics for term-papers and book reports for those who don't feel a desire to come up with their own.

Of course, I feel compelled to point out that a much better understanding of Tolkien's work can be achieved by reading the actual books;.... READ THE FUNNY PART HERE!!!!

(And then leave your thoughts!)


  1. "In Rivendell you will be safe from their magic," Aragorn tells him, "for Elrond is a sensible man, and does not believe in it."


  2. it is so funny!!! Pipsqueak ha.

  3. Oh good heavens. Saints preserve us. That is hilarious, Mamma, and disturbing...lol!

  4. I know! That is the most hysterically absurd thing I have ever read!

    It would seem though that the author does know his Tolkien. How else would he reference a character (Queen Beruthiel) that Aragorn mentions once and is mentioned in only in another obscure book. (Meaning not the trilogy or the Simarillion. Can't remember which one.)

    And Galadriel floats them down the river in a barrel!!!! LOL... THE HOBBIT!!!!!!

  5. I haven't actually read the real books **she states sheepishly, feeling very out of the loop** but since I'm going to read, I'll make sure to come back to this post and reread it when I have read the books. That is, when I find some spare time...anyone know where I can get some? I'm willing to spend up to $50 for it! =)


    God bless,

    P.S. I am rereading Little Women and especially studying the character of Jo March, hoping that I will be a better host of her name. =)

  6. Pipsqueak? Grrrrr.

    Very very funny though. :)


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