Things I had forgotten about the LotR audio drama, episodes 2 and 3:
Whenever there’s a Ring Moment™ they play the sound of someone running their finger on the edge of a wine glass. That is the sound of invisibility/evil mind-control Ring magic, I guess.
How silly the Nazgul screams sound (”HOOOOOO-AAA”)
The Nazgul “HYAAAH” breath noise
The Lord of the Nazgul’s very un-eldritch voice
The random chanting of the inscription on the Ring whenever Frodo has a near-Nazgul experience, with the Lord of the Nazgul saying it in English while the other Nazgul chant it in the background in the Black Speech, sounding bored out of their minds.
“PUT. ON. THE RING.” “the ring” “the ring!”
“the riiiiiing. the riiing.”
“I’M FALLING, I’M FALLING, HEEELP MEEE” (dude, you’re a Nazgul, get some dignity)
The Hobbits apparently sang the same song all the way through the Old Forest, because the transition where it skipped that entire section is “singing and hoofbeats -> fade out -> fade back in -> singing and hoofbeats -> ‘Oh, there’s Bree!’”
The way Aragorn’s voice actor starts out copying a Bree-ish accent and then slips out of it when he notices Pippin being stupid on the other side of the room and never goes back.
When Frodo sings in the Prancing Pony tavern Ian Holm didn’t even bother to sing, he just, like, chanted it rhythmically.
~Dramatic music~ starts up in the background when they’re reading the “All that is gold does not glitter” verse
How completely incomprehensible action scenes are
Aragorn swings a flaming branch and it uses the same sound effect as the Eagles’ wings for some reason
Glorfindel sounds so distressed all the time
The prophecy from Faramir and Boromir’s dream is inexplicably sung by a countertenor who rolls all his Rs really hard
Frodo apparently rings a bell to get everyone’s attention before announcing he will take the Ring to Mordor
So, for those of you who watch criminal minds, my absolute FAVORITE thing about that show ever is Morgan and Garcia. And I’m sure that everyone knows the famous morning after scene. So I got to thinking… and the smutty wheels got to turning… and I got to writing. As a result, this little nugget came to be. I give you… Morgan + Garcia, with an Olicity twist!