A Geekly Interpretation of the Inaugural Address

[10:48] Mystech: Ok, just between fellow geeks… at a couple of points in the speech I got a serious Aragorn / Last Stand Against Mordor vibe.
[10:49] Brandes: heh. 🙂
[10:49] Mystech: Hold your ground, hold your ground! Sons of Gondor, Daughters of Rohan, my kin! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of woes and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you… *Stand, Men of the West!*
[10:50] Brandes: Well, if you’re going to give a speech of defiance in dark times, you can do a lot worse than echoing Tolkien. 🙂
[10:59] Mystech: I’m fairly confident Churchill lifted some of his stuff from The Trilogy. 😉
[11:00] Brandes: You’re sure that’s not the other way around?
[11:01] Mystech: Don’t be ridiculous, the Epic of the Ring took place in The Third Age.

[11:01] Brandes: which was or will be when on the Gregorian calendar, pray tell? 😉
[11:02] Mystech: *shrug* I’m guessing sometime before the whole Ark thingee.
[11:03] Brandes: …so Beleriand is Atlantis? Is that where we’re going here?
[11:06] Mystech: Hey, now that’s just borderline heresy… I think the sinking of Númenor, perhaps. 🙂
[11:06] Mystech: Herodotus is spinning in his dusty grave.
[11:07] Brandes: But Numenor was apparently intended to be an Atlantis, so there’s that.
[11:08] Brandes: “…Atalantë in the Eldarin tongue.”
[11:08] Mystech: Or was ATLANTIS meant to be Numenor? We are all aware what a hack Plato was.

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3 Responses

  1. You aren’t even making allowances for destruction of documentation and the changes in translation from one language to another. Shame, shame!

  2. Mystech says:

    Are you suggesting that there is a huge conspiracy destroying evidence that Tolkien might be a legitimate historical account of the past…. ok, sure, people believe stranger things after all. 🙂

  3. Mae says:

    This is why I love my friends. Geekiness, history, politics, and literature all in one joke conversation.

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