Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Faramir is a Woman

If, while reading the Lord of the Rings to children, you change Faramir to a woman (and make her bad-ass rangers women, too), you must stay alert to switch a great many pronouns on the fly along the way; but, in the end, the girl(s) in your audience will be immensely grateful--and, furthermore, your labors will be rewarded with the glorious occasion of Middle Earth's first lesbian wedding.

Granted, we do not know what happened to the Entwives, but we can guess. 

(For what it's worth, this idea was, of course, inspired by Michelle Nijhuis's article about reading Bilbo as a girl.)