How could you say such things!
I suppose that I am the only one left to defend the great land of Middle Earth. A truer description of the Hobbits would be:
"A rustic folk, not eloquent in their language or hobbies, with no need of shoes, for their feet were as furry as their curly heads..." Need I say more?
And now, with no disregard to the British Navy, description of Hornblower:
"He is an aspiring young sailor, who will do anything, no matter if it be right or wrong, just to get a promotion."
Now, understand me, I do like the Hornblower books and the movies, but the movies will never quite come up to the standards of Master & Commander.
I mean, how could it ...it doesn't have the cool music!
[The Queen interjects with haste, lest our Great Scot suffer undue anxiety over his headstrong offspring's high-spirited tendency toward rash proclamations. Gentle Readers must recognize this bit of hyperbole for what it is: daughter teasingly goading father, all in good fun. In fairness, it must be clarified that the distinguishing characteristic of Horatio Hornblower is his refusal to do anything wrong, whether it be for self-promotion or otherwise, and that is what makes him a classic hero figure. The Queen encourages The Shieldmaiden to venture further afield from Tolkein, and visit the realm of CS Forrester. The Queen will now resume more pressing Royal Duties.]