Bossman and I are discussing the likely print run specs for an upcoming book. Bigbossman walks in.
BBM: Just the people I needed to see. I need to know who from Tolkien who sounded especially medieval, and isn’t Gandalf?*
BM: Well, there is Aragorn, but everyone kinda talks that way—but he does more than anyone else.
Me: Hmmm . . . are we counting the Silmarilion, Books of Lost Tales, and Lays of Beleriand? There is Turin Turambar, or Beren—oh, and if we’re talking places, can’t forget Osgiliath or Gondolin. . .
(Discussion ensues between Bossman and me, with occasional references to Bossman’s limited edition map of the lands in The Hobbit)
BM: Well, that would be to the southeast of that map. I should have looked this up earlier—I actually made some reference to Theodin with someone earlier, but forgot his name.
BBM: You ever been in Big Bang Theory?
Good to know my geek cred’s still intact.