The Code of the Bagginses


Mike Schilling

Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.

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7 Responses

  1. Avatar Jeff Lipton says:

    Well played, sir, well played!Report

  2. Avatar krogerfoot says:

    “Quite so, Mike old chap. You do know your Tolkien.”
    “Oh, am I?”Report

  3. This. Is. Awesome.

    Please let there be more to come. Much much much more to come.Report

  4. Avatar Dale Forguson says:

    Having read the TLoR and the Hobbit some 43 years ago for the first time. I have come to hold it in a place of special (I can’t bring myself to say reverence so I’ll just say) significance. It became my considered opinion many years ago that when Tolkien created Middle Earth and the enormous story that propels us through it he must have known that it was beyond the scope of one lifetime to tell the entire story. I like to believe that he must have hoped that others would pick up his pen when he had laid it down so I’m not averse to the idea that others expand on his work. But it will be hard for me not to find fault with even well done story telling. I expect to need to bite my tongue… and smile.Report

  5. Avatar BlaiseP says:

    The voice is slightly off. All that pip-pip business is terribly toff and hobbits are anything but. Cast it in plain Midlands hobbit speech.Report

  6. Avatar Major Zed says:

    Tasty. Somehow, I am reminded of Douglas Adams.Report