"The world is not a lodging-house at Brighton, which we are to leave because it is miserable. It is the fortress of our family, with the flag flying on the turret, and the more miserable it is the less we should leave it."
-G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
This here blog is a glimpse or two or three at the condition of the 'fortress of our family' through the eyes Timothy Goddard, a Christian writer with an unhealthy interest in politics living in the Puget Sound area.
The Two Towers debate settles down--in my head, at least I have, after much deliberation, discussion with my friends at Tolkien Online, and another viewing, I've decided that I like The Two Towers, the movie, and that it is a good one. The changes to both Treebeard and Faramir still grate, but they aren't nearly so damaging on a second viewing, and I hope that much of the damage that does exist will be ameliorated in the Extended Edition. The beauty that is there, of all kinds--Gollum, the White Rider cresting the hill, the ents' encounter with Isengard, and so on. Much of the book's text was retained in dialogue, more than in Fellowship, and overall, it was wonderful. I am relieved to give a good report on it now.
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