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Modern technology in LotR

A silly LOTR post...because it's been way, way too long.

Sometimes you encounter crossover or alternate-universe fanfics in which the Internet or TV or some other modern innovation (e.g., hair dryers, usually in conjunction with Pretty Elves) exists in Middle-Earth. So here's my flippant off-the-cuff list of...

Top Ten Advantages of Introducing Modern Technology to L.O.T.R.

Warning: possible spoilers.

10. Shampoo, electric razors, deodorant. Enough said. (Excepting Legolas, who doesn't appear to need these.)

9. Text message from Gandalf to Frodo: "It's OK, I'm alive. U guys in Mordor yet?"

8. Voice of Saruman could probably be shouted down with bullhorn.

7. Mithril vest for one member of Fellowship: good. Kevlar vests for all nine members of Fellowship: better.

6. Shock collar on Gollum would ensure he couldn't go sneaking ahead.

5. Cell phone call from Theoden to Eomer: "Yeah, we need you to turn around and come meet us at Helm's Deep. Right now. Oh, and bring the tank."

4. Anti-aircraft artillery very effective against flying Nazgul.

3. Shelob's Lair much easier to navigate with night-vision goggles.

2. Swords and Light of Earendil: good. Giant can of Raid sprayed directly into spider's eyes: better.

1. Attach Ring to atomic bomb. Have Gwaihir-the-eagle drop it on Mount Doom. Problem solved.

Feel free to suggest others. Granted, there would be serious disadvantages too - imagine if Sauron and Saruman got hold of heat-seeking missiles or whatnot. But this is just for fun, so let's not get too heavy.

And please note: I AM NOT BEING SERIOUS AND I DO REALIZE IT WOULD RUIN THE ENTIRE PLOT TO INTRODUCE MODERN INNOVATIONS.

Sorry about that. Sometimes people are humor-impaired and I need to put the Sarcasm Alert Sticker two inches in front of their eyes before they get it.

Comments

tiniowien
Apr. 10th, 2003 06:59 am (UTC)
*snickers*

Lovely work. Gotta hand it to you, a tank would've come in mighty handy... ^_~

Oh, and:

OK, it may not seem funny written down, but I have a very amusing image of the elves having a slumber party, sitting on a bed painting their nails, styling their hair and gossiping about that gorgeous Aragorn and isn't that Arwen such a bitch?

^_^ You're not the only one who can see that scene playing out, Rachel...

P.S: I'm the crazy one who sent you those VSD and FOTR slash parody colls, lemonlye. Finally have a LJ! *bounces* Glad to be here! ^_^
rachel2205
Apr. 10th, 2003 07:27 am (UTC)
Glad I'm not alone!
mollyringle
Apr. 10th, 2003 03:51 pm (UTC)
Welcome, Melissa! Glad you joined up.