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Many thanks to [ profile] meneathiel for the rec!

"A Question of Duty" by Daw

The decision to accompany Frodo must have been difficult for Legolas, given that he was needed in Mirkwood.

9 chapters, 32,000 words, all audiences

On Henneth Annun
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"Despair" by Silivren Tinu

Concerned about the growing tension between Boromir and Aragorn, and the influence of the One Ring on the Gondorian, Legolas decides to intervene and confront Boromir before it may be too late for all of them. FotR gapfiller.

All audiences

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"Different Paths" by Slightly Tookish

Lovely conversation between Merry and Aragorn about Pippin going with the army to the Black Gates. A Marigold challenge fic by [ profile] slightlytookish.

Frodo pov

Mar. 20th, 2006 05:29 pm
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"Against Refusal" by naiad

When Aragorn leaves to find a viable route, Frodo reaches a decision about his own path, hounded by doubt, temptation, and enemies, real and imagined.

A lot happens in this fic, and most of it is in Frodo's head. Very interesting exploration of trust in oneself and one's companions.

One chapter. No reader warnings.

on Stories of Arda
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"Tea and Seedcake and the Influence of Hobbits" by Baggins Babe

What would a merchant from Lebennin make of the new regime and the Court of King Elessar four years after the War of the Ring? There are some surprises in store for Merlindor when he arrives in Minas Tirith.

All audiences, original character point of view. Warning for a little Denethor disrespect. Some details echo Larner's Fourth Age stories.

On Stories of Arda
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"The Goat Man of Chetwood and Other Evils" by [ profile] lilybaggins
The Fellowship feast and tell scary stories in Rivendell.
Hobbitpile with Ranger! Rated for teens; no sex.

Halloween ficlet by [ profile] slightlytookish
Sort of a sequel to [ profile] shirebound's "A Hobbity Halloween." Featuring Bilbo, Frodo, wee!Pippin, Merry, Sam, Scamp, and Estel from the AU "Quarantined" universe.
Hobbits in costume!
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'There is more than one horse coming,' said Aragorn.

'Certainly,' said Gandalf. 'We are too great a burden for one.'

'There are three,' said Legolas, gazing out over the plain. 'See how they run! There is Hasufel, and there is my friend Arod beside him! But there is another that strides ahead: a very great horse. I have not seen his like before.'

'Nor will you again,' said Gandalf. 'That is Shadowfax. He is the chief of the Mearas, lords of horses, and not even Théoden, King of Rohan, has ever looked on a better. Does he not shine like silver, and run as smoothly as a swift stream? He has come for me: the horse of the White Rider. We are going to battle together.'

Even as the old wizard spoke, the great horse came striding up the slope towards them; his coat was glistening and his mane flowing in the wind of his speed. The two others followed, now far behind. As soon as Shadowfax saw Gandalf, he checked his pace and whinnied loudly; then trotting gently forward he stooped his proud head and nuzzled his great nostrils against the old man's neck.

Gandalf caressed him. 'It is a long way from Rivendell, my friend,' he said; 'but you are wise and swift and come at need. Far let us ride now together, and part not in this world again!'

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, "The White Rider"

slightly different pic )
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"The Summons" by Gandalfs apprentice

Aragorn discusses the Denethor situation with Gandalf and Boromir makes a discovery about a hero from Gondor's past.

1,750 words, no reader warnings.

on Tolkien fanfiction
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This name, given by Éomer based on events told in The Lord of the Rings, is central to the Aragorn/Legolas/Gimli and Merry/Pippin storylines after the breaking of the Fellowship.

'It is now the fourth day since [Boromir] was slain,' answered Aragorn; 'and since the evening of that day we have journeyed from the shadow of Tol Brandir.'

'On foot?' cried Éomer.

'Yes, even as you see us.'

Wide wonder came into Éomer's eyes. 'Strider is too poor a name, son of Arathorn,' he said. 'Wingfoot I name you. This deed of the three friends should be sung in many a hall. Forty leagues and five you have measured ere the fourth day is ended! Hardy is the race of Elendil!
The Two Towers, "The Riders of Rohan"

Screen caps are presented chronologically according to bookverse, beginning at Parth Galen.

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‘Let me think!’ said Aragorn. ‘And now may I make a right choice, and change the evil fate of this unhappy day!’ He stood silent for a moment. ‘I will follow the Orcs,’ he said at last. ‘I would have guided Frodo to Mordor and gone with him to the end; but if I seek him now in the wilderness, I must abandon the captives to torment and death. My heart speaks clearly at last: the fate of the Bearer is in my hands no longer. The Company has played its part. Yet we that remain cannot forsake our companions while we have strength left. Come! We will go now. Leave all that can be spared behind! We will press on by day and dark!’
The Two Towers, “The Departure of Boromir”

Frodo's fate pic )


Mar. 8th, 2005 11:13 am
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clean Ranger look?
I like this picture despite its Gandalf-centric layout, the varying light source on each face, and the cheesy name labels (reminds me that a lot of non-Ringer filmgoers couldn't tell Aragorn from Boromir or distinguish the hobbits, at least on first viewing)
prob. from Herr der Ringe

Random pic

Feb. 21st, 2005 11:05 am
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Intense challenging stare
resized from [ profile] sagralisse's Aragorn/Viggo caps


Feb. 13th, 2005 10:26 am
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More Amon Hen

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Feb. 12th, 2005 11:06 am
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". . . 'If I had killed the real Strider, I could kill you. If I was after the Ring, I could have it--NOW!'
He stood up, and seemed suddenly to grow taller. In his eyes gleamed a light, keen and commanding. Throwing back his cloak, he laid his hand on the hilt of a sword that had hung concealed by his side. They did not dare to move . . .
'But I am the real Strider, fortunately,' he said, looking down at them with his face softened by a sudden smile. 'I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by life or death I can save you, I will.'"
The Fellowship of the Ring, Strider

Love, sacrifice, honor, nobility: it's all in this picture. No still can show the moment when Aragorn drops to his knees, but this and the extreme closeups of his eyes come close. (I've cropped most of Frodo's scale double out as distracting)

[ profile] shirebound's comment about staring at my icon got me to thinking about my favorite Aragorn pics. I decided to share some of these and link the posts to Aragorn's many names.


Feb. 9th, 2005 08:08 am
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Eagle of the Star
"In much that [Ecthelion II, Steward of Gondor] did he had the aid and advice of a great captain whom he loved above all. Thorongil men called him in Gondor, the Eagle of the Star, for he was swift and keen-eyed, and wore a silver star upon his cloak; but no one knew his true name nor in what land he was born. He came to Ecthelion from Rohan, where he had served the King Thengel, but he was not one of the Rohirrim. . . .
There was dismay in the City at the departure of Thorongil, and to all men it seemed a great loss, unless it were to Denethor, the son of Ecthelion, a man now ripe for the Stewardship . . .
. . . many believed that Denethor, who was subtle in mind and looked further and deeper than other men of his day, had discovered who this stranger Thorongil in truth was, and suspected that he and Mithrandir designed to supplant him."
The Return of the King, Appendix A Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion

"A comely arse and he's a good listener too. Go figure."
Frodo about Aragorn, from Elizabeth Wyeth's "Aragorn Stew"
screencap resized from [ profile] sagralisse

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