New Blog Showcase: My Word

Here's my vote for New Blog Showcase:
"The Politics of the Lord of the Rings", by Justin at My Word.

He makes excellent points. The Lord of the Rings trilogy was about fighting to preserve civilization, itself. The world of Middle Earth was teetering on the verge of losing its freedom to an evil, demi-divine tyrant. Tolkien's writings are about the eternal struggle between good and evil. What's interesting is that since its first printing, there has been something relevant for each successive generation introduced to the work. That's the mark of a classic. I'll tell you something else--I've read the trilogy plus The Silmarillion once a year for the last twenty-five years, and with each re-reading, I still find something new. My understanding has grown with my maturity. Although the movies do diverge from the books somewhat, I'm still pleased with New Line Cinema and Peter Jackson, even if I deplore Viggo Mortenson's America-bashing. (Five minutes in a room with him. Just five. That's all I ask.)

There are a lot of good entries over at My Word. I recommend daily visits.

posted by Linda on December 26, 2003 10:54 PM

Let me know when you are ready to change addresses so I can update the list at HQ and the Ecosystem...

Posted by: Susie at December 27, 2003 01:38 AM

Ms Linda:

Main site is ready to rock and roll! Now get your ass off the blog*spot abomination and be a real blogger for a change! I've got to upload some image files and make some tweaks in the index file but everything else is going. Tomorrow I'll work on the comments, trackback, archive pages to make them real sweet. Should be totally completed by tomorrow night.

Tell Finn he has to get his ass over here now too!

Posted by: The Bartender at December 27, 2003 05:03 AM

Hey Linda - great site and thanks for your support of the Iranian people. Please do join BLOG-IRAN campaign at

Posted by: Saman at December 27, 2003 07:10 AM

Looking good Ms. K.
See you around.

Posted by: Mikenchi at December 27, 2003 05:06 PM

P. S. It's 11:08 Sat. my time.

Posted by: Mikenchi at December 27, 2003 05:08 PM