Your passage is firmly anchored in our reality. It's like something that you can find in a diary entry.
LotR was written as fiction and intended to be interpreted as fiction. Rings of power, elves, dragons, and the like do not exist in our reality, and cannot exist either. One can write them convincingly, like Mr. Tolkien, but at the end of the day, he has written a fantasy series and thus his world cannot be directly compared to our own.
Let's take a look: ------------------- As the sun rose, Huinesoron rode his bicycle through the silent streets. The asphalt was damp, whether with dew or the night's rain, he didn't know and didn't... more
To put it bluntly... SeaTurtle,Wed Mar 7 12:26am
Would you allow the existence of an England where Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot solve murders? A star system where Mal Reynolds smuggles on the fringes of the law? A... er... something else where... more
...if it was written with the intent of being fiction, then it should be appreciated as such. It's not that I don't have an imagination, it's more like I alternate between two states of mind: serious ... more
Perhaps I should have just left this idea with myself. I'd like the believe that, somewhere, even as I type, Celestia and Luna lower their sun and raise their moon, changing day to night and hanging... more