Okay I can’t find the “imagine elves with an American accent” and I don’t know if it’s even related, but the thing I’m writing uses Elves to represent Europeans (Light Elves for Germanic cultures, Dark Elves for Romance) and it’s set in something like the 1920s, so various elves talk like Wodehouse characters, and OH MY GOD I CAN SO READ every single line of Tolkien’s Elves in Hugh Laurie’s Bertie voice:
“Dash it all, it is not the eastern shore that worries me, Jeeves. A shadow and a threat
have been growing in my mind. Something draws near, I can feel it, and a rummy sort of something it is at that.”
“Strangers from distant lands, friends of old, you have all been bally well summoned here to answer the threat of Mordor. Middle Earth stands upon the ruddy brink of destrucsh.”
“With every victory this dashed evil will grow. If your old pater has his way, we
will do nothing. We will hide within our walls, live our lives away from
the light and let darkness descend, by Jove. Are we are not part of this world?
Tell me, Tuppy, when did we let evil become stronger than us?“