for those fantasizing about legolas, over on the dungeons & dragons thread, we are discussing how long one would have to breastfeed a half-elf baby, since elves mature so much slower than humans. (ok i confess i started that bit of utter silliness.) someone figured out that by D&D rules, you'd need to nurse 4.4 to 15.4 years. D&D elves live about 700 years, with half-elves living to about 180. tolkien's elves, however, live much much longer, for thousands of years, and probably spend centuries in childhood. so, a middle earth half-elf baby may need to nurse for a century or longer! talk about extended breastfeeding! i voted for legolas, but, bearing that in mind, sexy pointy ears and pretty hair notwithstanding, aragorn is starting to look much more attractive. sorry elfie-boy, no glove, no love!