Forgive me, Michelle, but I find it SO much easier to answer you in an entire post than the comment section. If it bothers you, I will stop!=)
Okay, first of all I don't think you are "going bonkers" as you say, I think you have come up with some good points.;) And I agree with you that IF the Arwen/Eowyn debate gets out of hand, that it should stop. I REALLY do! But I however do not think that the Arwen/Eowyn debate is pointless. Here me out please.;)
I have a friend who I love very dearly who prefers Eowyn over Arwen, not because she believes Eowyn is "better", but because she related to Eowyn more!(she had been through a very tough time). And that didn't bother me in the least! Because I knew that she didn't have the kinda attitude that Eowyn did, you know, going out to war, ect.
I'm not saying that Eowyn is a completely wicked person(well, granted we ALL are;), its just after you've been to a bunch of forums of people talking about Eowyn is a great "role-model", that kinda ticks me off.:/ Because when they are speaking of her, they are not talking about when she changes and marries Faramir, they are talking about how she snuck out in Battle, and how she had the "strength to rebel".
That's when it first started to drive me crazy. "The Strength to Rebel". They were taking all of Eowyn's faults(hopefully me & you are on the same page of feminism;) and making her look like some heroine!
You mentioned David, and I love David! But not because he committed fornication!
What I am TRYING to say(not sure I'm coming put real clear;) is that a lot of the people I know(some in real life) are liking Eowyn for all the wrong reasons!
So you see, its not that I have a PROBLEM with people liking Eowyn, what my problem is why they like her that bothers me.=)
So...I think that pretty much sums it up! Oh, another thing! Actually, Arwen is NOT my role-model...:) If we are talking about Middle-earth Galadriel would be my role-model any day!(that's why I was so happy when I came out as her in a quiz!;) But when it all comes down to it our role-model should be Jesus Christ.:)
Oh, ONE more thing!! Concerning Legolas/Shampoo/Hair jokes!=) I don't get mad when I see people who make these jokes, because most of the time they don't where it originally came from!
I don't make these kind of jokes because it was first started by a Homosexual who wanted to fit Sodomy in Middle-earth.:/ So...that's why I don't make them! But I'm not offended when people who have no idea where it started make them.;) BUT, if you ever see someone who gets mad at these jokes, just remember they are probably getting mad because of the Homosexual business.:/
Anxiously awaiting your reply,
~The Lady of Light