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Dwim's Legolas-Gimli playlist

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1. In the Deep Places
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Included Because: Quite possibly the best Legolas-Gimli friendship fic I have ever read. It has the length to really dig into issues of hostility and difference, and to let this rocky relationship develop. It doesn't ignore the fact that Legolas and Gimli become friends among the Fellowship. And it's just well-written to boot. Read this fic if you love L & G, you won't regret it.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
2. Beyond This World
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Included Because: This story made me cry. This is angst done right for Legolas and Gimli, and a fitting depiction of their friendship at the end of Gimli's life.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
3. Of Elves and Dwarves and Late Night Philosophy
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Included Because: Actually, I'm recommending this because I can't resist a story that has any two characters asking about the origin of evil and approaching it from the question of what comes first, the feeling of evil or evil itself. The answer isn't nearly as obvious as one might think. But in terms of the purpose of this playlist, here we do see Legolas and Gimli engaged in a more serious and sustained mode of banter than the usual one-liners.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
4. They Say of the Elves
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Included Because: Until recently, this story was unchallenged as the most convincing Legolas/Gimli slash I had ever read. The angst doesn't go overboard, and was much relieved by that final verbal exchange.
Rating: Adult
Status: Reviewed
5. Different Kind Of Sacrifice, A
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Included Because: Bit of a sidetrack, here, but for a truly heroic effort to make poor movie!Gimli something other than pure comic relief, this story must be noted. Here, Legolas and Gimli are already friends, but that doesn't mean Legolas understands Gimli perfectly.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
6. Last Grey Ship, The
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Included Because: Probably one of the best fics dealing with the decision of Legolas and Gimli to sail for Valinor in terms of emotional impact. Their grief is well-portrayed.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
7. Dance of Terrible Grace
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Included Because: What kind of people bond over counting the individual enemies they've killed? Legolas' first perception of worth in Gimli leaves one feeling slightly chilled.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
8. Time and Times and Half a Time, A
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Included Because: Gimli's characterization is perfect; Legolas' dependence on his friend is well-written without being sappy or overdone. This is angst that works, but which could easily have slid over into catastrophe. It avoids by the skin of its teeth being a pointless torture fic thanks to the ambiguity of Legolas' situation, the meaning of which renders Saruman's "victory" subject to debate.
Rating: Adult
Status: Reviewed
9. Day After, The
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Included Because: The uniquely elven time sense is given its proper meaning in Gimli's reflections on Legolas, which highlights the extent to which Legolas is fundamentally affected by his mortal friendships.
Rating: General
Status: General

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Playlist Overview

Last Update: 08 Aug 05
Stories: 9
Type: Reader List
Created By: Dwimordene


Legolas and Gimli. I'm rather hard to please in this category, mostly because of my Legolas antipathy. That's right, I don't get the lusting, I don't even get (half the time) the fascination. I've gone from indifference to "I just don't much like the Elf at all."



So when I find a Legolas-Gimli fic that makes me squeal with joy, it's a rare and good thing, and so I thought I'd share my joy and also categorize it for easy retrieval.



So here follow my favorites. It's a short list right now, and will likely grow slowly.

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