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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

I'm of on holiday! June 24 - July 9

Posted on 2005.06.23 at 09:00

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pearlette
pearlette at 2005-06-23 21:28 (UTC) (Link)
Wish I was coming to Northern California with you! I've been to the Eastern side of the US (including Ariel's 'office', the big woods in Pennsylvania :) ) but never west.

Wish a wave pool was near me too!

Well now, call this Harem synchronicity but I saw a rather beautiful satyr today, in the gift shop of the National Gallery (I had a very nice day up in London, meeting a former boss who is also a good friend). I was browsing through the postcards when THIS caught my eye: this sad satyr, mourning over a nymph:

http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/cgi-bin/WebObjects.dll/CollectionPublisher.woa/wa/work?workNumber=NG698

What an unusual - and surreal - painting. Who killed the nymph, and why? (There's a wound in her throat). Very mysterious ...

So I hope this sad and grieving satyr helps to put satyrs in general in a more favourable light. :)

As for hobbit-porn ...there's a difference between erotica and porn. But I must be honest: I've read a lot of hobbit-porn purely for the titillation factor. Which is why the stories centred on love are best. :)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2005-06-24 12:20 (UTC) (Link)

Now about hobbit-porn....

Oh, Pearl, that was a lovely painting; you're right, that's not a typical depiction of a satyr at all. Byrne Jones did a sympathetic one of Pan comforting the grieving Psyche. Oh, and yes, Northern California is very beautiful.

Now, about porn. I wasn't against "hobbit porn", per se; I even said I enjoyed their merry pranks!

I have thought about it all day, and decided that what makes me like any Frodo fic the most is that it in some way enhances my love for Frodo and LotR. But when a fic (gen or smutty, but especially smutty) portrays Frodo (or the other beloved characters) in what I think of as a seriously false and unflattering light, I just don't like it, even if I am titillated by it while reading it.

I love to tease Frodo, as your know, and see him sported with in fics, but it must be clear in the fic that it sees him with an affectionate, loving eye -- that no matter what he is being put through as a character (for our pleasure, usually *grin*), the fic still most of all wishes him honour and happiness. To see Frodo made into a randy circus midget, even for laughs, I cannot like.

I would say loads more, Pearl, but my mother in law just called to say there's a tornado warning up (!). Not typical for up here. I'll have to see if I can get the weather service site.

~ Mechtild
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