This is how I'll always remember Legolas Orlando Bloom. This GIF. Glorious.
The Lord of the Rings was my life between the ages of 14 and 17. I read "The Very Secret Diaries" and even had the entire Fellowship of the Ring script memorized. I played the Lord of the Rings PS2 games with my best friend, Suzi, on the weekends — she was Aragorn, I was Legolas. We beat The Two Towers in one weekend. And I always, always opted for the sword-swingin', oh-so-pretty elf as my character. Every. Damn. Time.
If you can't tell, I was obsessed with Legolas and Orlando Bloom.
I followed his career; I pinned posters from J-14 up on my walls. He was the screensaver on my Windows 95 computer. He was everywhere.
Well, except follow his love life. So now, in my late 20s, I'm making up for lost time. Let's dig in, shall we?