@aspecardaweek day five | relationships | queerplatonic gimli + legolas
We have heard tell that Legolas took Gimli Glóin's son with him because of their great friendship, greater than any that has been between Elf and Dwarf. If this is true, then it is strange indeed: that a Dwarf should be willing to leave Middle-earth for any love, or that the Eldar should receive him, or that the Lords of the West should permit it.
—The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, “Appendix A: Durin’s Folk”
@aspecardaweek day 5: Relationships → queerplatonic Gigolas
We have heard tell that Legolas took Gimli Glóin’s son with him because of their great friendship, greater than any that has been between Elf and Dwarf. If this is true, then it is strange indeed: that a Dwarf should be willing to leave Middle-earth for any love, or that the Eldar should recieve him, or that the lords of the West should permit it
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
This is one of my favorite fanfics of all time and having the opportunity to bind it was amazing. This is the largest bookbinding project i’ve done so far and my first time doing something that wasn’t casebound. I am thrilled with how it turned out and can’t wait to start another project!
@roselightfairy has been kind enough to let me practice podficcing on some of her fics, which I am very grateful for, as she has some of the most beautiful Legolas & Gimli prose I have read. This is the first full-length recording I made with my new mic, the Shure MV7. I still have a lot of learning to do audio-editing wise and I did this in one take, but I am excited with this new start. (Of course, it helps that this is some of the most heart-wrenching material in the active L&G LotR fandom!) Thanks, Rose--you’ve been an anchor this past... half a year now? Thank you. And may Legolas and Gimli *sob* live long and prosper.
Please, if you enjoy this, give some love to the original fic at this link (and the podfic at this link).
Music is legally licensed from James Beaudreau.