It appears that around the time that Y2K never happened, I was a very morbid little girl. Yes, indeed. Perhaps I was far too taken with Eomer? (See title of post.) While that is an intriquing possibility, I am inclined to dismiss it. See, in January 2000 I had only read LotR (and only five or six times at that point), I had not seen the Peter Jackson movie, for the very valid reason that they had not been made yet. I had seen the animated movies. But the animated movies did not have the utterly gorgeous Karl Urban in them. Oh yes, he is utterly gorgeous. If it weren't for him, there would be very little reason to watch Star Trek XI. True Story. Anyway. Because I had only read the books, I did not know what an amazing and beautiful character Eomer was, so I was only really obsessed with Sam Gamgee, and a little bit with Faramir (David Wenham. *sigh* ... but I loved Faramir long before David Wenham was born. Well, long before I had even heard that David Wenham was born. Two very different time frames, come to think of it.)
But I digress.
Back to me being morbid. We had to rewrite an Aesop's fable for a class, and then we had (I think...if anyone is actually reading this, and can identify a source for the second story, I'd like to hear it, because I may be misremembering) to come up with our own moral and write our own story for it. To see proof that I was morbid, read below.
(Just to prove that you can always find someone worse than you, I should point out that I, at least, did not draw diagrams of interestingly evil torture chambers during indoor recess like most of the boys in my class.) ( Of Nests and Night )