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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

In Commemoration of March 25th ~ The Fall of Barad-dûr, with jan-u-wine's "Frodo's Journal".

Posted on 2007.03.24 at 18:17

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pearlette
pearlette at 2007-03-26 22:00 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, Mechtild and Eandme, what a great discussion you've got going here between you! Really perceptive comments about the differences - and the connections - between divine love and erotic love.

I agree with Mechling about the reasons why Jesus stayed celibate - not because He was asexual but because His mission, in loving the world, excluded Him (by choice, I believe) from the exclusive nature of human love with a spouse.

As for Frodo, I have always seen him as representing the best that is in any of us, as Mechtild said. This is so true of Book Frodo, who I see as a pilgrim ... his spiritual beauty found a pleasing incarnation in the very beautiful Film Frodo gifted to us by PJ!

(Somebody once wrote a very funny fanfic about Book Frodo meeting about ten versions of the luscious-lipped, huge-eyed, dark-curled, smouldering Frodo who features so prominently in Fanfic World.)

Seriously: I have room in my imagination and my heart for the two versions of Frodo - Tolkien's, and the Frodo who arose in the fandom's imagination as the ideal lover, or an ideal of love.

I'm glad you like Narnia, Eandme: the Aslan concept certainly works for me. :)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-03-27 01:41 (UTC) (Link)
Pearl, it's not the most elevated remark but right off the bat I want to say I ADORE your icon. I know it's from the FotR EE scene watching the Elves, but the person who made the icon did wonderful things with it. Thank you so much for posting it here -- twice!!!

You know I agree with the image of Frodo as a pilgrim (rather than as an actual Christ figure), although he shared much with the self-sacrificing heros that went before him in literature, legends and religious accounts.

(Somebody once wrote a very funny fanfic about Book Frodo meeting about ten versions of the luscious-lipped, huge-eyed, dark-curled, smouldering Frodo who features so prominently in Fanfic World.)

Do you remember what it was called or who wrote it? It sounds very funny!
pearlette
pearlette at 2007-03-27 20:35 (UTC) (Link)
Not the most elevated remark?? Never! :) Yes, it's a gorgeous icon. Made for me as a Christmas present by erunameundomiel. She's done a wonderful job, I love the soft dark liquid brushstrokes she's used in the manip. And Frodo looks so wistful and yearning and sad, somehow, as he watches the Elves ...

I'm afraid that I don't remember either the title or the author of that story. Sorry. :( It was very funny ... all the alternative versions of Frodo were slash Frodos. Poor Book Frodo was most amazed!
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