sandra_isis (sandra_isis) wrote in fandombitching,

LotR Stupidity

WHY do people write about something they have no idea about? Hmm? Okay, I can understand a short vignette inspired by the movie, particularly if the plot-bunny just won't leave. But if you really want epics, READ THE BLOODY BOOKS! You cannot write a story involving elven marriage customs when YOU DON'T KNOW THEM. I sympathize with not wanting to dig through the Silmarillion and all of the other published material to write a wedding, but they could just look for a beta reader to help.

And there is NO EXCUSE for a story that completely rapes any of the races. Elves do not have arranged marriage, for goodness' sake! Elven marriages are for eternity--bad idea to arrange them. That's the whole point: elves were given the gift of eternity. They die, they go to Mandos' Halls and eventually get reincarnated AS THE SAME PEOPLE. Worse yet, when stupid fangirls arrange marriages to Elrond--who ALREADY HAS A WIFE!

I'd do plenty more ranting on the topic, but I'd probably start getting technical and annoying. I can do that in my own LJ.

Sandra Isis: canon-obsessed fanficcer.
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Don't even get me started on all the ditzy-twitty-flitty-arrogant 'n haughty-mpreg elven stories out there...That's why I fled the LOTR ships. I take a peek now and then at the Library of Moria or somesuch place and shudder; there *are* some good fics out there, but you have to plow through a whole load of crap to get to them. I especially hate the fics that have Legolas or some other elf "giving up their immortality" to be with someone; they obviously don't get that the only reason Arwen could do that was because of her special heritage! No, no, I'd better stop now, I can feel the rants coming on...*grinds teeth*