The Dim-Post

November 22, 2012

From the vaults

Filed under: satire — danylmc @ 8:24 am

Since the Hobbit is currently newsworthy, here’s a link to my Tolkien/Jackson satire piece written all the way back in 2008 (one of the first things I ever posted on this blog). But the comments thread is funnier. My term for people who take satire seriously and then contribute to it is ‘non-consensual satire.’


  1. Apart from LOL my positive take is not many of your regulars have bothered to comment

    Comment by Raymond Francis — November 22, 2012 @ 8:36 am

  2. Tim will watch it – the same regular correspondent?

    Comment by Leopold — November 22, 2012 @ 8:58 am

  3. Jeez, that means I’ve been hanging around your blog waaaaay too long… (But that is still the greatest comment section of any NZ blog post)

    Comment by garethw — November 22, 2012 @ 11:33 am

  4. I’ve always suspected that the Dim-Post is being played – that some obscure anti-Tolkein forum has discovered the post, and its members are making a collective effort to pose as clueless Tolkien fans.

    (I do wonder if the Dim-Post is the most effective place for such a group to stage a large-scale mocking of Tolkien fans, but I suppose every drop in the bucket counts.)

    Comment by J — November 22, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

  5. Well I clearly said ‘NO!’ but you just keep right on doing it. . . .

    Comment by Lee C — November 23, 2012 @ 6:45 am

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