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.