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A Silm fanfic for Halloween, featuring Orodreth, Finrod, Finarfin, and the woman who secretly loves Orodreth. Also, who killed Olwë? No real warnings, other than the fact that the name of the woman has to be guessed/inferred (however, there's not too many people it could be from the description.)

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...so, I'm backish. Again. Sorry, stuff just keeps happening. I do have three majors now, though.

It's been an up and down week, that I won't go into the full details of here (mainly because it would bore everyone..and I've already made some of you listen to them enough), but one thing that might be of interest to fellow Silm fans is that I've managed to get permission to write my essay on the Book of Job (which we had to read for class) over God and how Job is treated/his life compared to Eru and how Fëanor is treated/his life. I'm really excited about this essay, actually, as I've been able to talk about so much. :D

My first essay for that class was Epic of Gilgamesh fanfic (from the 1st person p.o.v. of Ishtar). It was fun, too.
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So, even though I'm horribly behind on replying to comments (again), I'm also now in the habit of cross-posting new essays here. And I was prompted to write another one this morning after reading through journals that made me go "Why? Why are other women saying these things? WHY?"

So, for your reading pleasure -

Female vs Male Fandoms: A Look At Fandom Misogyny )
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I'm still working on it (I keep getting distracted by cute little kid Fingon).

If anybody wants an idea of what my Celeborn is like, and his relationship with Galadriel -

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Plans!

Jun. 23rd, 2012 03:56 pm
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...because I need to write things down, or I forget them.

1.) Finish this fic by the end of CampNano. This is going to be hard, but technically not impossible. I just need to write like 8000 words a day. Writing scenes out of order will probably help. Especially if I focus on the scenes I already know what is going to happen, so: 1. Celeborn and Indis talk about Miriel and Finwë; 2. Olwë and Celeborn fight, as Olwë plans to give up the search for Elu and venture to Valinor; 3. Celeborn and Galadriel talk; 4. Celeborn purposefully freaks Finrod out; 5. Finrod and Celeborn have a long discussion about why Celeborn trusts the Finarfinions less than the Feanorions and Fingolfinions; 6. Celeborn finds out about Miriel's death, Finwë's remarriage, and Finwë's death (complete with mutterings about beating Finwë's body); 7. Celeborn threatens to hit Dior with a candlestick.

2.) Figure out if I want to try and run my own Wrimo, based on pairing generators.

3.) Finish the pairing generators (it would help if I stopped getting ideas).

4.) Figure out what I'm doing for the second session of Camp NaNo, plus NaNo this fall.

5.) Finish birthday presents.

6.) Finish editing/writing all my B2MEB stories (the folder is so scary...)

7.) Finish the next three Troll!Mandos stories. Finwë's rebirth, Curufin's rebirth, and Aredhel & Turgon's rebrith.

8.) Keep all my various RP accounts on Twitter afloat.

9.) Next summer, start a blog/journal where I will (going at a rate of two chapters a week), examine the Quenta Silmarillion from the idea that it is assembled based on propaganda that is highly balanced in favor of Turgon, Idril, Earendil, and Elwing, and those elves that they were fond. Based off the fact that the Silmarillion, in universe, was probably based on the Annals of Beleriand and the Annals of Arda, which were written/edited by Pengolodh, who served the above people in Gondolin and Sirion. I'm sure other people have thought of this before, but I don't think anybody has taken it chapter by chapter (if anybody has, please tell me.)

*dies* If anybody wants to join any of the above things that are group activities, such as a possible wrimo, the RP accounts, etc, let me know. Or if you want to tell me I'm insane, you can do that too.
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Because I'm procrastinating again, I made Namo a Twitter account. He hates everybody, but if anyone wants to make an account and RP as an inhabitant of his Halls (or any other character), he'll interact with people as well. Or if anybody just wants to use their normal account and ask him questions, he'll answer.

Just be warned, he'll probably insult you. Oh, and slash. Because by my estimates there will be less than a day after the Ecthelion account is invented, before Ecthelion insists on calling him a c***blocker for not having Glorfindel around.

Edit: Make that less than two hours before slash content.
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In case anybody wants to experiment with writing crack pairings (though, you can also take ideas for non-crack, friendship, whatever), two of my friends and I have made a website featuring generators that can be sorted by books, races, sexualities, or ages (the ages category is still unfinished, I'm slowly working my way through them.)

In addition, there's an infrequently updated blog and forums (for anybody who wants to point out where I've made a stupid mistake and misspelled something, wrote a town's name instead of a person's, etc.).

Click here to visit the site.
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There is nothing like facing the implication that I'm mentally ill (this time termed as "have deep-seated problems") for nothing more than disagreeing with somebody. Yes, I ship Maedhros/Fingon. Yes, I write stories with that pairing. But implying that I think shipping fiction is the greatest thing in the world and that I have deep seated problems because of it...

I really wonder sometimes what goes through people's heads when they appoint somebody like this to any sort of authority position. I've been in those sorts of positions, and utterly hated some of the stupidity that came across. But that's what lets me say that that kind of behavior is utterly uncalled for.

(Also, a look at my recent stories would show that most of them are as close to non-shipping as you can come. Unless I'm about to start shipping Maglor/Ladybug).

...I'm just so frustrated at the moment. I haven't even opened that site today.
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Is it merely the opposite of fanfiction?

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Yes, I'm back. I brought you all a nice, shiny 500 word essay on original characters in original fiction, non-original characters in original fiction, and fanfiction. Hopefully, I don't forget my password again.
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So, my favorite team in basketball, for the first time in my life that I can remember (I had just turned 5 the last time they won) finally won a championship again last night! GO KENTUCKY! You all have no idea how excited I am (well, unless you've had to listen to me rant at ball games since last November. Then you're probably just as excited as I am, though for an entirely different reason.)

I barely slept last night, I was so hyper excited. :D

And now, my Mom and Step-dad are getting me a championship t-shirt for my Easter present, which is the best thing ever, because they're $30 with shipping, and I didn't want to spend my own money on something like that, but now it's going to be a present! http://ukathletics.teamfanshop.com/COLLEGE_Kentucky_Wildcats_Ladies/My_U_Kentucky_Wildcats_2012_NCAA_Mens_Basketball_National_Champions_Ladies_Crate_Fitted_T-Shirt_-_Royal_Blue <- The shirt I am hopefully getting. <3
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There were so many good prompts that weren't called....

list )
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This is sad...my very last list of March (though, quite likely, the other numbers are getting their own planned/started lists come May)

Fic 1:
AU 2 – Eomer dies on the Pelennor Fields; Book Title – Tongues of Serpents; Colors - Silver; Diners Club - Bread; Genre 2 – AU

Fic 2:
Maglor in History 1 – Rome Falls

Fic 3:
Maglor in History 2 - Charlemagne

Fic 4:
OC 1 – an inlaw; Elven Realms - Dorthonion; Smells - flower; Song Lyrics – In this spellbound night, the world’s an elvish sight – Nightwas – Elvenpath; Tolkien’s Trees – Cypress; Languages - Interpreter

Fic 4:
Crack Fic 1 – Deliberate Badfic!; Silmarillion Geography – Gondolin, Turgon’s secret city; Caroling – If you really hold me tight – Let It Snow; Poetic Language - Personfication

Fic 5:
Crossover 2 - Sports
BASKETBALL! Feanorions vs. Fingolfions & Finarfions

Pic 1:
Draw a Character - dancing

Fic 6:
Powers and Underpowers – Varda: Black Hole

Fic 7:
Quenya and Sindarin – Gul – magic lore, long study (being used mostly of secret knowledge, especially such as possessed by artificers who made wonderful things)

Fic 8:
Relationship – Interracial marriage
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Day 31 coming later today...

Fic 1:
Crack Pairings 1 – Melian/Bilbo; Injuries - cough; Poetic Language - Metaphor; Powers and Underpowers – Melian: meeting survivors of Doriath after her flight to Valinor; Quenya and Sindarin – Uthaes – Inducement to do wrong, temptation

Fic 2:
OC 1 – a poisoner; Book Title – Dead Poets Society; Diners Club – fruit (author’s choice); Elven Realms - Ithilien; Faramir – questioner; Festivals - Harvest; Silm Geography – Arnor, the northern realm of the Numenoreans in Middle-earth; Smells - moss

Fic 3:
Maglor in History 2 – Alexander the Great

Fic 4:
All Creatures – Rochallor, Warhorse of Fingolfin; Talents and Skills – flute-playing; Write What You Know – What scares you?

Fic 5:
Tolkien’s Trees - Nimloth; Waters – Underwater ruins; In A Manner of Speaking – needle in a haystack

Fic 6:
Alternate View Points – “A Long-Expected Party” – The Fellowship of the Ring

Fic 7:
Steward and His Sons – Seek for the Sword that was broken

Fic 8:
Art Supplies - Kiln; Last Lines – “_____ was alive, but taken by the Enemy.” – Tolkien, The Two Tours

Fic 9:
This Means War – Amlach vs. Morgoth
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So, to top off this horrible month, just found out my Grandpa is in the hospital, and has been since Tuesday. I have no idea what's wrong with him, my mom told me nothing, and I'm 2 and a half hours from home, with no way of going home until next Thursday, which is just perfect. And I'm all alone here at college, even the few people I know well enough to talk to about this, I have no idea where they live, and I have so much to get done this weekend, but now I don't know how I'm going to keep it together long enough to actually do it...and I'm avoiding the phone for the rest of the night. I just don't want to talk to my mom again tonight...
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Cussing ahead...

I am, for the most part, relatively hard to piss off permanently. I might get angry for a bit, but it normally goes away, and if you're my close friend, I probably won't get angry to begin with, whatever my rather Feanor like temper might suggest. However, I absolutely hate it when somebody I don't know, who doesn't even bother to introduce themselves, decides to lecture me on things I do happen to know a lot about. Hey, precious little snowflake who is apparently too good to comment on the actual art (not mine), but is good enough to focus in on one commenter and decide to lecture - I'm very aware of the fact that according to Tolkien, Feanor apparently stays in the Halls until the Final Battle. The words "While I'd like to imagine this was after he was released, I know it likely isn't" and "Mean Valar, keeping him in there" should have been a clue that I know that. Also, generally, it's a kind thing to introduce yourself, not just randomly start lecturing people. That's the kind of thing that gets you a reputation as a bitch.

Also, if you'd do a simple thing - you know, like try clicking on the link to my profile, honey, you'd have been able to see just how well I do know Tolkien's works. And maybe, just maybe, it'd be a good idea to realize that people do see his works differently, and that some of us like to write AUs, crack jokes, etc.
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I hate lab, for the sole reason that I am always in it when the prompts are announced, and that I never have time to post this until after the next number has already been called...*sigh*

Fic 1:
AU2 – Boromir never dies at Parth Galen; Canon Couples – Denethor/Finduilas; Faramir - Statesman; Discoveries - optics; Beachy and Coastly – Dock/quay; H/C – chest cold

Fic 2:
Finrod – Of the House of Olwe;

Fic 3:
All Creatures – Glaurung, The Father of Dragons; Deep Thoughts - eternity; Festivals - Wedding; First Lines – The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting. – Crane, The Red Badge of Courage; Food - Soup; Genre 1 – Murder Mystery; Smells – wood smoke; Meta – If [insert canon work] took place during World War I or II; Silmarillion Women – wives and mothers unnamed in canon; Genre 2 – Romance; Poetic Language - hyperbole
...where else are you going to get a romantic murder mystery, spanning the ages of the world, featuring Orodreth and his wife?

Fic 4:
Powers and Underpowers – Este: Warrior doubling as healer; Rare Characters – Eru Illuvator; Archery in Arda – Wood-elves of Mirkwood

Fic 5:
Feanatics – Daddy Issues

Fic 6:
Last Lines – “There wouldn’t be any decent wine, would there?” – McCaffery, Masterharper; Magic and Real – The Kingdom of this World – Alejo Carpentier; Tolkien’s Trees - elm

Fic 7:
March of 3019 – March 16th: Shagrat in route to Barad-dur
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It's Safety Dance, by Men Without Hats. The important bit is that the main guy looks like one of the Noldor:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7movKfyTBII&ob=av3e

...more singers need to look like this. (Also, the guy looks nothing like that now...but still! Noldor!)
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Who's ready for Ar-Pharazon/Miriel bsdm? *crickets* ...how about Faramir/Eowyn playing around with fire? *even more crickets* Who thinks b2meb is driving me nuts, since I had never written a pwp, R rated romance, or anything similar before this, and these two are like the eighth this month?

Fic 1:
OC 1 – a minor noble; Crossover 2 – Erotica; Favorite Couples – Ar-Pharazon/Miriel; Languages - Adunaic; Last Lines – I’ll come with you.” – Zahn, Vision of the Future; Love – “And love grew between them, as little might be thought.”; Textures – pebbled

Fic 2:
Archery in Arda – Ithilien rangers; AU2 – Arachne kills Frodo; Beasts - Oliphaunt; Emotions - hope; Cause of Death – falling; Genre 1 – tragedy

Fic 3:
First Lines – “______ discovered the door a little while after they moved into the house.” –Gaiman, Coraline; Maglor in History 1 – The Battle of Hastings

Fic 4:
Mirkwood the Great – Misunderstanding; Quenya and Sindarin – Tyenya “My tye” (tye being an intimate form of “you”), used = “dear kinsman”

Fic 5:
Alternate View Points – “The Uruk-Hai” – The Two Towers

Fic 6:
Horror – Deep Woods and Water; Rare Characters – The Watcher in the Water

Fic 7:
Crack Fic 1 – Jedi Powers and Lightsabers

Fic 8:
Riddle Me Writerly – My word is my weapon – riddles as defense and attack; Silm Fanon – Dareon + Maglor = BFF; Song Lyrics – And the songs that I have sung echo in the distance like the sound of a windmill goin’ round – Deep Purple – Soldier of Fortune

Fic 9:
Steward and His Sons – Playing with Fire
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This number was designed to frustrate me, I think...

Fic 1:
Archery in Arda – Telerin bows; Artifacts and Weapons – Ringil (Fingolfin’s sword, which glittered like blue ice); Caroling – And they looked up and saw a star… - The First Noel

Pic 1:
Colors - rose; Draw a Character – wearing pink; Games – Hopscotch
Little kid!Turno watches other kids play out the window...

Fic 2:
Controversial Topics – Was Tolkien Racist?
Yay for rantinng essays - NO! He was not! How much do you all want to kill me?

Fic 3:
Crack Pairing 1 – Orodreth/Thuringwethil; Languages - Sindarin; Last Lines – “I’d just make more tea.” – Viehl, StarDoc; Textures - silken; TVTropes – Tangled Family Tree; Silm Women – defying expectations

Fic 4:
Five Books – Nerdanel; In a Manner of Speaking – home, sweet home; Rare Characters – Meleth of Gondolin; Smells – petrichor (the smell of dust after rain); Song Lyrics – You’re a one-man shift in the weather, you’re the woman who just won’t sell – Vienna Teng – Hope on Fire

Fic 5:
Forth Eorlings – Long Winter of 2758

Fic 6:
Hobbits – The Battle of Bywater

Fic 7:
Life Events – New Friendship; Mirkwood the Great – A Challenge

Fic 8:
Maglor in History 2 – The Cold War

Fic 9:
Steward and His Sons – Second Son; Talents and Skills – Sailing; Waters - Sea; Genre 2 – Family

Fic 10:
Women of Arda – Goldberry
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Okay, I'm so tired, but I am going to get this list together now...

Fic 1:
AU 1 – Merry and Pippin never escaped the Uruk-hai; AU2 – The Ring isn’t destroyed; Song Lyrics – The Dark Lord rides in force tonight and time will tell us all. Led Zeppelin – The Battle of Evermore

Fic 2:
Crack Pairings 2 – Rumil of Tirion/Miriel; Deep Thoughts - truth

Fic 3:
Love – “Yet between the brothers there was great love”; Magic and Real – The House of Spirits – Isabel Allende; Cause of Death – head injury; Colors - green

Fic 4:
All Creatures – Shelob, Child of Ungoliant; Landscapes - cave; Beasts - deer

Fic 5:
Finrod – Ingoldo – Mother-name (story/essay); Women of Arda - Indis

Fic 6:
Controversial Topics – Colonialism in Beleriand; Silmarillion Women – mortal women

Fic 7:
Maglor in History 1 – Hundred Years War

Fic 9:
March of 3019 – March 18th The Orc companies march to Udun

Fic 10:
This Means War – Treebeard vs. Saruman
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