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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Maybe elves not that good after all

After seeing The Lord of the Rings, I realized that elves were on the side of goodness and light:

But then yesterday the NY Post ran an article with the headline Teen arrested for recording girl hanging herself from tree, with this picture of the miscreant, Tyerell Przybycien:

Now I'm totally confused.


Anonymous said...

One doesn't generally expect someone named Tyerell would be a white boy.

John Craig said...

Anon --
I had the same reaction. He's from Utah, though, and Mormons often give their kids funny names too (though theirs tend to be more like "Flowers in the Springtime" or something like that).

Anonymous said...

I do not like Elves. Call me a speciest if you want, sure, I've met plenty of good ones, maybe it's their culture that is screwing it up.
We humans beings are imperfect, flawed, short lived, and it means something, that we are the true heirs of the earth because of how we are like that, not a bunch of immortal fairies without any woe or hardship.

Plus they are a bunch of actual speciests, they were close to abandoning us in the battle of the five armies because "human lives are worth less, they can reproduce like flies, we are immortal, if we die it's a big loss" ignoring the fact in those damned elves refuse to get busy, and they usually will die from grief if they live long enough.

There is a lot of this literature and poetry out there that looks like an elf wrote it. "I am someone who is pure, perfect, magical, I am Eru Illuvatar's firstborn, there is nothing to be earned or overcome since he loves us so!" it screams. But humans, we are flawed, imperfect, prone to doing bad things, but we struggle forward and learn so much after each hurdle and hardship is thrown our way unlike those pointy ear twits living in paradises like rivendell 24/7. They won't even share their architecture.
Hmmm what can you learn from twilight? A bunch of this elf pandering crap. It's a bestseller in middle earth among the elves no doubt.
Harry potter, a story about friendship, overcoming obstacles, working together, the importance of love, more, lots of good human stuff. It's all over the shire and human cities. (Hobbits btw are a race of humans, not a different species).

As for dwarves, I will write another post some time, but they keep ripping me off, greedy bastards. I also found out they do have women. They look almost exactly like the men. Talk about some divergent hominid evolution!


John Craig said...

Ga --
Human lives matter!

Twilight and Harry Potter were after my time, so I can't really comment on them. (I did see most of the first Twilight movie once when it was on TV, and it wasn't as bad as I'd expected.) I grew up on the Grimms', Hans Christian Anderson, then the Narnia tales, then, in fifth grade, the hardy Boys, then, in sixth grade, Edgar Rice Burroughs.

What did I learn from those? That the prince and princess get married and live happily ever after, that good always triumphs over evil, and that things always turn out well in the end. The rest of my life has been an unlearning process. (This blog is the un-fairy tale.)

Anonymous said...

It's the Keebler Elves you have to watch your back for... those guys don't mess around.

- Crashie-J

John Craig said...

Crashie-J --
Tyerell certainly wasn't.