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Old 16-05-2010, 12:16 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Alright, bad word-choice on strict; but I will point you towards this:

"As for the begetting and bearing of children: a year passes between the begetting and the birth of an elf-child, so that the days of both are the same or nearly so, and it is the day of begetting that is remembered year by year. For the most part these days come in the Spring. It might be thought that, since the Eldar do not (as Men deem) grow old in body, they may bring forth children at any time in the ages of their lives. But this is not so. For the Eldar do indeed grow older, even if slowly: the limit of their lives is the life of Arda, which though long beyond the reckoning of Men is not endless, and ages also. Moreover their body and spirit are not separate but coherent. As the weight of the years, which all their changes of desire and thought, gathers upon the spirit of the Eldar, so do the impulses and moods of their bodies change. This the Eldar mean when they speak of their spirits consuming them; they say that ere Arda ends all the Eldalie on earth will have become as spirits invisible to mortal eyes, unless they will to be seen by some among Men into whose minds they may enter directly.

Also, the Eldar say that in begetting, and still more in the bearing of children, greater share and strength of their being, in mind and in body, goes forth than in the making of mortal children. For these reasons it came to pass that the Eldar brought forth few children; and also that their time of generation was in their youth or earlier life, unless strange and hard fates befell them. But at whatever age they married, their children were born within a short space of years after their wedding. For with regard to generation the power and the will are not among the Eldar distinguishable. Doubtless they would retain for many ages the power of generation, if the will and desire were not satisfied; but with the exercies of the power the deisre soon ceases, and the mind tunrs to other things. The union of love is indeed to them great delight and joy, and the 'days of the children', as they call them, remain in their memory as the most merry in life; but they have many other powers of body and of mind which their nature urges them to fulfil.
" - Morgoth's Ring, The Laws and Customs of the Eldar.

Elves are described as being one with the Earth and Land, bound to the world unto it's ending. Therefore, it is generally accepted that they are also bound to nature; and nature's prime directive is to continue, to create new-life, to spawn.

Tolkien didn't specifically say there were Homosexual Elves; and he didn't specificall say there are. But as they are creatures of nature; it is wise to accept this; and that we must remember it was a form of taboo in Tolkien's day; so it could pass into his writings also.

From a RP'ers p.o.v., it would be unwise to RP this. Slash writers can keep to their little stories of Orlando Bloom in the Sauna with Viggo Mortessen.

EDIT: Please note, I have nothing against homosexuality; but follow the lore when it must be followed.

Also, I will be making a new Guide Thread, which I hope will replace this one; as I have been denied more space for content. Check in regularly!

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Old 28-05-2010, 02:45 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Thankyou for the guide, very helpful.
 
Old 28-05-2010, 08:19 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Thankyou for the guide, very helpful.
Iank240, this is the obsolete guide. The new one is the sticky. Please check it out!
 
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