Bilbo Baggins: Master Elrond! Master Elrond!
Elrond Halfelven: Not now, my little friend. I am composing an history of the First Age, one that fails to mention Túrin Turimbar. So as to be less depressing. Also, the bit with the dragon is a bit much.
Bilbo: But Master Elrond! Rivendell is overrun by strangers! And they have odd, non-Endorian names, like “HarryPotter1217″ and “Arwensaslut!”
Elrond: Yes, I am well aware, my Periannath friend. Naught occurs in Imladris without my knowledge.
Bilbo: But there are thousands of them! Many many thousands! Eleventy-hundred thousand!
Elrond: Ah, your Hobbitish innumeracy amuses me. But there are in fact one million visitors, Mr. Baggins. They have taken advantage of Turbine’s Lord of the Rings Online Open Beta offer.
Elrond: From April 6th to April 24th, anyone can get one of one million open beta keys, and play. Of course, one must purchase a copy of PC Gamer or sign up on the GameSpot website in order to obtain such a key.
Bilbo: I do not understand you, Master. Have you lapsed into Quenya?
Elrond: No, no, my diminutive gastronome. But my wife left me, and traveled into the West, 510 years ago. And the loneliness and sexual frustration may have driven me mad.
Arwen Evenstar: You’re sexually frustrated? I’m 2,777 years old, and I’m still a virgin! And you won’t even let me screw my boyfriend!
Elrond: My darling daughter, perhaps we can discuss this later…
Arwen: And I pre-ordered! When do I get into the beta?
Elrond: Why, today, I believe, my daughter.
Arwen: Oh! Nice! I bother to pre-order, and I get a one week lead on the rest of the planet! And my box hasn’t even arrived yet!
Bilbo: Please do not fight! It aggravates my incontinence!
Arwen: And speaking of my box, I’m going to my room. I think the “evenstar” needs some “polishing.” [Exits.]
Bilbo: Curses. I have soiled my trousers.
Elrond: Sigh. I should have volunteered to be King of Númenor. I would be dead, but I would be happy. [Exeunt.]