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11/07/2002: "Affirmative Action: no Tolkiens here"

If The Lord Of The Rings Had Been Written By Someone Else... well, it would be quite different. If I were to tell you the true story behind the unmaking of that ring...that ring! would think me mad. Horrors such as are scribed in ancient tomes of eldritch evil cannot compare to the terror...the cruel, cold, braincrushing terror!...that we felt in the lair of that foul spirit which raimed itself in arachnid form, that vile scavenger, that horrid arcane leech lingering at the border's of Sauron's Black Land... --The Ring-Journal of an Anonymous Hobbit, by H.P. Lovecraft