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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Galadriel’s Glade 2 ~ Frodo looks into the mirror, plus jan-u-wine's Lórien Suite 3.

Posted on 2009.06.03 at 07:11

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Lavender Took
lavendertook at 2009-06-08 18:27 (UTC) (Link)
Jan's poem is an exquisitely sharp distillation, as always, with your lovely caps and commentary.

Maybe too, the film is trying to convey that Galadriel's warmth is for her people's and realm's protection and not Frodo and the Gandalf-less Fellowship until she has tested him. Not only is Galadriel and Lothlorien depicted as more dangerous, but that Frodo could bring an attack from Mordor there is also indicated--something I don't think is indicated in the LotR, but Sauron's abandoned plan to attack Lothlorien and Rivendell in favor of Gondor is discussed at length in The Unfinished Tales.

I think "Ahahaha Awwww!" describes hobbit fandom, especially our Sideshow doll toting side of it, though with more favorable connotations on the small part. (-:

Mechtild
mechtild at 2009-06-08 20:01 (UTC) (Link)
I hadn't thought of that, Lavender, the idea of Frodo bringing the power of Mordor into Lórien. That idea is strongly implied in the film, though, with all that "you bring great Evil here" etc. I wonder how much the filmmakers were filling in from Tolkien's background material, though. Maybe it was just another example of their impulse to "up the ante". Either way, the notion that the folk of Lórien perceived Frodo as a grave threat to their security can make sense within the wider Tolkien canon, as you have shown.

That icon was made by Iconzicons, who made a bunch of funny Bakshi-based icons. I saved about a dozen of them when Peachy aussiepeach directed me there. Yeah, no one in hobbit fandom (the part of it that reads erotica) would call the Ring-bearer's part "small". Galadriel might rightly refer to Frodo's overall physical stature that way, ("even the smallest person"), but not his *member*. "Small", applied to Frodo's hobbithood, simply does not strike an adequately heroic chord. But, back to the Bakshi icon, I suppose a six foot-plus Elf woman might think it a bit on the wee side. ;)
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