Tolkien wrote Lord of the Rings to procrastinate on the academic work he was supposed to be doing –

The other big publishing controversy over the past few weeks has been the short story “I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter, ” a piece by the trans writer Isobel Fall that deconstructed the title meme through the lens of cyberpunk. This provides aggrieved parties an opportunity to feel righteousness in attacking transgressive art, positioning themselves as protectors of imagined innocents or of ideals under attack.

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