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A case for the Legolas/Aragorn slashers?

A small LOTR-obsessed entry is long past due, don't you think?

Okay, so I spotted an interesting touchy-feely moment in the film, between Legolas and Aragorn. They're on the banks of the Great River (toward the end of the movie) and Legolas has just said his shadow-and-a-threat line, followed with "Something draws near. I can feel it." Aragorn looks appropriately concerned. We cut to Merry noticing that Frodo's gone. We go back to the other two, and find that Aragorn is suddenly a few inches from Legolas's face, and has his hand on Legolas's shoulder. He reluctantly lets it drop and looks around for Frodo.

But, really, think about that: Ass-kicking elf guy says he thinks there's danger near. So ass-kicking future-king guy responds by...sidling up close and caressing his shoulder? Interesting choice, there, Estel. Somehow I can't see most men going that route. We understand, of course--your buddy is indeed a very "comely elf." (I love that DVD-extra moment...Viggo murmuring, "He's a comely elf, isn't he?" and Orlando smiling sarcastically in return.)

But then, I can't see most men saying, "A shadow and a threat have been growing in my mind," either. (Time for a Secret Diaries quote: Aragorn: "Legolas told me today that a shadow and a threat had been growing in his mind. I think Legolas might be kinda gay.") So maybe the elves have different customs--and we must recall that Aragorn did grow up among elves.

Or maybe he considers Legolas his rabbit's foot, something to fondle when you need good luck. Yeah, okay, I crack myself up.

Incidentally, it really seems like there ought to be some good risque comeback line, in answer to what Legolas says. I just can't come up with one.
("Well, YOU've been growing in MY mind, baby." No, that sucks, but you get the idea...)

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lush_rimbaud
Sep. 20th, 2002 03:20 pm (UTC)
*giggles* Dunno about good comebacks for the "growing in my mind" line, but when Legolas says, "I can feel it," I always picture Aragorn gazing besottedly at Legolas and saying something like, "Oh, yeah... me too." Which would of course prompt Legolas to roll his eyes and be annoyed by These Foolish Humans with their One-Track Minds.

and heh, I like the rabbit's-foot idea. ^_~
mollyringle
Sep. 20th, 2002 06:34 pm (UTC)
Hehe! Oh, yes, there are just as many good comebacks to the "I can feel it" line too, I'm sure.

I think the rabbit's-foot idea would make a great fan fiction. Imagine it: King Elessar dragging Legolas around to all his official meetings... "Oh, don't mind him. This is my elf. I rub him for good luck."

Yeah. There's some rich material there. :D
hollinelf
Sep. 21st, 2002 08:19 am (UTC)
How about that part when Aragorn 'conveniently' falls backwards into Legolas's arms in Moria. Kinky git. And when Legolas pulls Boromir back onto him *g* Was it just me or was there a lot of men pulling men back against them? And there was a lot of "Get down!" in it, they sure got down a helluva lot ;)

Or maybe he considers Legolas his rabbit's foot, something to fondle when you need good luck.
I think we can forgive him for that, I'd fondle Legolas for luck too. Wonder if a hobbit foot was the middle-earth version of a rabbits foot? Eep, bad imagery.
mollyringle
Sep. 21st, 2002 10:11 am (UTC)
Hmm, I remember him pulling Boromir back against him, but I'll have to watch it again to find Aragorn falling into his arms...

Also, Legolas was the one who caught both of the men when they jumped off the teetering staircase, in Moria...and he seemed to be actually smiling, too. I was willing to excuse the contact, since he was saving their lives, but the smile was sort of odd. Elves and their kinks.

Hobbit feet are indeed furry and cute, but yeah, I think I prefer them attached to the hobbits! :)
rachel2205
Sep. 22nd, 2002 06:10 am (UTC)
Ah, thank you for this entry - it made me laugh muchly :)
mollyringle
Sep. 23rd, 2002 08:25 pm (UTC)
You're welcome - glad my geekiness/perviness can occasionally entertain others as well as myself. :D
_persephone_
Sep. 23rd, 2002 07:05 pm (UTC)
ROFL
I'm thinking the idea of Legolas and Aragorn together is kind of turning me on. Ok, Legolas, Aragorn and myself together. Yeah, that's it.
mollyringle
Sep. 23rd, 2002 08:26 pm (UTC)
Re: ROFL
Definitely!

Long live the pervy Fellowship fanciers. Always glad to have another one on my friends list. :)
(Anonymous)
Jan. 19th, 2003 10:07 am (UTC)
common? or comely?
Hm, I've always though Viggo says "he's a pretty common elf, isn't he?" (Common as in low-class) not comely. Besides that's how it's translated when you have subtitles. Kinda makes a difference doesn't it, lol? But I think they're sorta teasing eachother , as Orlando says in the interview so in a way it makes more sense..
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