I have just finished my last class of the term, which I may or may not pass (statistics, eurgh), and I decided to celebrate my vacation by dredging up what I could from the Wayback Machine's copies of Emyn Arnen -- a Tolkien (specifically, Faramir/Éowyn) site I talked about here
. In particular, the old Purist Rantings threads.
A number of highly active members of Emyn Arnen, including yours truly, had many, many objections to the LOTR movies. Oh, we did love them. We just hated them, too. This is the purist way. Since we kept spilling over and offending the somewhat less ... hm, vocal
filmfen, I made a thread strictly for ranting about the movies.
And we ranted. For thirteen pages. That's when the admins closed it and started a new one. We maxed that one out, too -- and the next. It was only on the fourth
thread that we began to lose steam.
It would take hundreds of pages (and hours) to transcribe all of them. However, since they may vanish at any moment, I wanted to preserve them in some way. Therefore, I begin to provide the truly exhaustive version of ...( Read more... )