I just sent in my ThinkChristian post on The Hobbit trailer. It was a little maudlin for my tastes, and definitely a struggle getting something down to the suggested word count of 500-600 words. Also, the site’s audience is a bit different than I usually write for so the shift has me not quite sure I was doing it right. All of those changes make me think this wasn’t my best work. But I also think it was pretty good work when you take those kinds of factors into consideration. It was actually a pretty neat topic, and not something I would have written about on my own – how Bilbo’s decision to leave the Shire maps up against the common Christian preoccupation with the “world to come.”
It gave me an excuse to rewatch The Hobbit trailer and reread the first chapter of the book. That’s good in and of itself! I’ll let you guys know what’s decided (probably not before next week at the earliest).