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There used to be a Tolkien fanfiction, in the form of a blog that Sauron was writing, since the beginning of time. You can find the first twenty entries here. At some point the person who was writing it decided to stop.

How many posts did he write before stopping? The first 79 are still available on Web Archive. Did he write more, which Web Archive just didn't catch, or is that all there is?

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    Why, that's just precious
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 6, 2021 at 11:35
  • @Valorum Incredible, thank you. I suppose he probably stopped there if that's as high up as the Twitter go... Too bad, that was precious. By the way, any idea why the question is controversial? I got 3 downvotes quick as lightning.
    – Wade
    Commented Sep 6, 2021 at 12:25
  • As the Wayback Machine seems not to have a record of posts 27 through 32, 73 is also a possibility. I.e. this goes straight to this.
    – Spencer
    Commented Sep 6, 2021 at 19:14
  • @Spencer It does have a record, but it's not always straightforward to find it. These posts are here and here
    – Wade
    Commented Sep 6, 2021 at 20:10

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I managed to catch up with the author of Sauron's Blog a few days ago. Firstly, in answer to your specific question, the original blog contained a total of 79 posts, all of which can now be found on the "complete, re-edited and updated" blog, along with a new 80th post.

https://saurons.home.blog/2019/12/30/1-im-really-getting-tired-of-singing-all-the-time/


You might also be interested to learn that the author's website was subjected to a hack and the posts were thought lost, hence why he stopped writing it. Now that he's had a chance to recover them (via your link!), he's recreated the blog and is restarting it where he left off. The original posts can be seen here on the Web Archive.

He's also mentioned that he's working on another project, Kaiju Safety, that you might enjoy.

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    Wow, now that really is precious.
    – Wade
    Commented Sep 11, 2021 at 18:56
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    some things that should not have been forgotten were lost
    – tgdavies
    Commented Sep 12, 2021 at 7:52
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    @tgdavies - And for two and a half thousand days, the blog passed out of all knowledge...
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 12, 2021 at 7:57
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    a heartwarming story ;) Commented Sep 12, 2021 at 9:09
  • @ClaraDiazSanchez - One with a happy ending, no less.
    – Valorum
    Commented Nov 25, 2021 at 18:09

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