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mandag, juli 18, 2005

Wikipedia om Tolkien fandom

Jeg har bladd litt i Wikipedia og det er som om å innta narkotisk stoff. Jeg visste ikke at visste så lite om geologi eller jordbruk i mellom-europa. Tilslutt havnet jeg her.

En riktig god gjennomgang av Tolkien fandom er det. Det som gjør Wikipedia vittigere enn Encyklopedia Brittanica er uttalelser som denne:

A special kind of "new fandom" centers around fangirls who tend to idolize the male stars of the movies in a rather unhealthy way: most notably Orlando Bloom ("Legolas"), despite the fact that the role is not a major character.

De jenter jeg kjenner med schvære Orlando Bloom plakater på veggene ser ikke ut til å bry seg det minste om at Legolas er en sekundær karakter i hele tatt.

[Listening to: 1 of 16 Nightfall - Isaac Asimov - (44:17)]

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