Back when I wrote some LOTR drabbles for my drabble a day month, I thought about how much of the whole universe I’ve forgotten. I thought a bank holiday weekend would be good for watching all three films, one a day because it’s been years since I saw them. I didn’t quite make it for the May ones, but I did manage it this weekend.
And it’s not just facts I’ve forgotten either. I’d forgotten how funny and brave Pippin was, how loyal Sam was, how pretty Anduril was. And Elrond. I don’t think he was right in the film, in terms of looks -he was too old and not pretty enough. But he spends most of the last two angsting over Arwen, and for that, I can forgive a lot.
I stopped writing in the fandom because I thought I’ve said everything I could about Elrond and Estel. Well, Elrond in general, but those two especially. And now I’m thinking there are loads of things I didn’t write. Which could have been because I read them instead, but, that was years ago anyway.
I am currently re-reading Nilmandra’s History Lessons because it’s good and has lots of Elrond, but also because I’ve forgotten a lot and if LOTR is hard to get through (and it is – I hate description, Tolkien loves it…), The Silmarillion is worse.
I did, however, manage to write a drabble: My Heart and in the words of Samwise Gamgee: I’m back. Or at least, I intend to be.
And I leave you with my new found screen capping ability of one of my favourite scenes (despite not being in the book) as it features Elrond, Aragorn and an exceedingly pretty sword.
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