Do I black out the blog today in protest of SOPA?
Today is short anyway. Frodo takes some stabs at the Ringwraith’s feet, then gets stabbed in his left shoulder. As he passes out, he sees Aragorn leaping into action with two torches. He also removes the ring from his finger.
Cliffhanger! Frodo stabbed! Aragorn in battle!
I’ll cut to the chase here. Aragorn successfully defends Frodo from death. (Otherwise this would be a short book!) It’s Aragorn, with two torches, versus five Ringwraiths with swords. A lot of debate has been had over how Aragorn succeeds. We are to believe he does so for two reasons:
1) Fire – He mentioned earlier that Ringwraiths despise fire.
2) Fearlessness – Ringwraiths prey on fear. They create an aura of terror about them to incapacitate their enemies. Aragorn is said to have very little fear within him. Thus, he is able to attack at full force.
This begs a question: are Ringwraiths slightly weak? If they rely on incapacitating their enemies with fear, maybe they aren’t all that strong by their own right. Well, think about it, they’re each generations older than your average man. You get a little frail in that time…
Anyway, that’s the end of the chapter for what it’s worth. What will happen to our injured Frodo tomorrow?
But, before I go, maybe I should say a little something about this SOPA thing. Because everyone else on the internet is doing it. I mean, I know I don’t have some colossal readership or anything, but I would be sad if the government shut me down. Because this is fun. Don’t make me sad. If you haven’t done so already, at least go to one of the petition sites and put your name in. I won’t pretend to know much about SOPA, but anything that would put this little fun thing I do in jeopardy is bad.
Unless it’s Alex Trebek. If he wants to put me in Jeopardy!, it’d be awesome.
“With a last effort Frodo, dropping his sword, slipped the Ring from his finger and closed his right hand tight upon it.”