So I was doing some LOtR research because of course and a lot of people put Legolas’ last name down as Greenleaf. I got curious, and so i looked it up, and the word “Legolas” literally means Greenleaf.
Legolas is “Greenleaf Greenleaf.”
Legolas is Moon Moon
Oh my god, Glorfindel. A million times Glorfindel. I love that stupid elf like burning and while I understand the decision to have Arwen show up to help everyone out in Fellowship, it would still have been nice to at least have Glorfindel show up at the council and be named as a shout-out to book fans.
I do wish the twins had been in the movie more, too, although I can’t honestly think of how they would have managed that and had it make any sense whatsoever. One of the things that I find disappointing about the movies is that a lot of characters were removed from the story - which is understandable because there are a LOT of characters - but they didn’t even appear in background scenes so that nerds could point at them and go OMG.
On the flip-side, I’m really glad that the movies pretended that Tom Bombadil wasn’t a thing because seriously, fuck that guy and his weird yellow boots and his weird wife.
Also, it would have been nice if Gimli in the movie even remotely resembled Gimli in the books. I love John Rhys-Davies and I know it wasn’t his fault, it was the script, but every time I see Gimli do something stupid or yell-speak I die a little inside. That was some really horrible casting (again, love JRD, think he was totally wrong for the role) and some really horrible writing and I cry salty tears of nerdrage sometimes that Gimli’s enduring legacy from the movies appears to be some bullshit about dwarf-tossing.
No, I would probably be a Took. I’m a total hobbit, all about food and comfort and reading books, but every once in a while I’ll get a wild hair and want to do something crazy. Also, I have it on good authority that, being a big lesbo, I am considered quite disreputable by many.