Elvish Erectile Dysfunction

Haunting Spirit
Join Date: March 2011
Posts 63

The very name of the character sounds like a synthetic drug with numerous debilitating side-effects, something like Sildenafil: a drug first developed to treat angina but, because of its unanticipated side effects, marketed instead as an oral treatment for erectile dysfunction -- notwithstanding "reports of vision loss in people taking PDE5 inhibitors" (Wikipedia).

Since Tolkien's Elves have pretty much given up on Middle-earth and haven't reproduced much in several thousand years, the whole concept of "young" elves who "fall in love" with each other (before catching the last boat to the Undying Lands) sounds too ludicrous to contemplate. Nonetheless, even the ridiculous can inspire poetic -- if not pharmacological -- possibilities. Consider:

What cheesy swill:
A damsel dim and shallow.

Viagra for the fallow.

Progammed to kill,
Yet gooey as marshmallow.

An elf-chick thrill,
Synthetic, sick, and hollow.

A bitter pill,
Impossible to swallow.

Michael Murry, "The Misfortune Teller," Copyright © 2011