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Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Other Results: 2 Podfics, 2 Series

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A Sense of History by Angelica

Rated: General | [Reviews - 2]
Summary: A Sense of History relates Tolkien's writings to our real-world history. Please view the Table of Contents for a complete listing of articles.
Characters: None
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Periodicals
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 3     Read Count: 1265
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Published: November 02, 2009     Updated: November 02, 2009


A Woman in Few Words: The Character of Nerdanel and Her Treatment in Canon and Fandom by Dawn Felagund

Rated: General | [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

A review of the canon facts available on Nerdanel and discussion of why she remains so popular with fans despite her scarce appearances in the texts.


Characters: Nerdanel
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Essays
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1     Read Count: 1336
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Published: January 15, 2008     Updated: January 15, 2008


Biblical Motifs in Tolkiens Silmarillion by Fiondil

Rated: General | [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

The Silmarillion sometimes reads like something from the Bible. That was deliberate on Tolkien's part. This essay explores three biblical motifs — Creation, the Fall, and what can be called the Saving of the Remnant — and how Tolkien uses them to weave his own unique story of Middle-earth.


Characters: None
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 3855     Read Count: 1396
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Published: October 14, 2010     Updated: October 14, 2010


Character of the Month Biographies by oshun

Rated: General | [Reviews - 154]
Summary:

Each month, the SWG features a different character from The Silmarillion. For ease of reading and research, all Character of the Month biographies written by various authors are eventually all collected here: Character of the Month Biographies

 

If you know you are looking for one of mine, check the chapter list here. [Largely, but not entirely, in alphabetical order. The very newest few are at the end of the list--long story as to why which I will skip here! We do our best within the confines of the medium.]

 

 


Characters: Aegnor, Alatar, Amari, Amdir, Anair, Angrod, Aranw, Aredhel, Argon, Arvedui, Arwen, Aul, Azaghl, Baragund, Barahir (First Age), Beleg, Bor, Beregar, Celebrimbor, Crdan, Daeron, Denethor, Durin, Ecthelion, Edrahil, Elendur, Elenw, Elrond, Elros, Elu Thingol, Elurd, Elurn, Elwing, Erellont, Erendis, Erendil, Erwen, El, Fanor, Finarfin, Fingolfin, Fingon, Finrod Felagund, Finw, Gil-galad, Gildor, Glaurung, Glorfindel, Guilin, Haldad, Haleth, Huan, Indis, Lalaith, Lalwen, Legolas of Gondolin, Lrien, Mablung, Mm, Mriel Serind, Morw, Morwen, Nahar, Nellas, Nessa, Nienna, Nimloth, Nneth, Orom, Pallando, Radagast, Rochallor, Rmil (Valinor)
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Periodicals
Chapters: 85 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 138     Read Count: 67469
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Published: August 01, 2007     Updated: August 01, 2017


Character of the Month Biographies by Silver Trails

Rated: General | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Each month, we spotlight a new character, with a biography posted in the monthly newsletter and the Reference Library Periodicals section. Please view the Table of Contents for the complete list of biographies. Most recently added: Makar and Meássë.


Characters: Annael, Arien, Caranthir, Makar, Mess
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Periodicals
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 7     Read Count: 1740
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Published: November 02, 2009     Updated: September 29, 2015


Character of the Month Biographies by Marta

Rated: General | [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

Each month, we spotlight a new character, with a biography posted in the monthly newsletter and the Reference Library Periodicals section. Please view the Table of Contents for the complete list of biographies.


Characters: Isildur, Sauron
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Periodicals
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 3     Read Count: 932
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Published: August 01, 2008     Updated: August 01, 2011


Character of the Month Biographies by Russandol

Rated: General | [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

Each month, we spotlight a new character, with a biography posted in the monthly newsletter and the Reference Library Periodicals section. Please view the Table of Contents for the complete list of biographies.

 


Characters: Amandil, Ar-Pharazn, Maeglin
Challenges: Akallabth in August
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Periodicals
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 4     Read Count: 1803
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Published: July 01, 2009     Updated: August 02, 2010


Character of the Month Biographies by Dawn Felagund

Rated: General | [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Each month, we spotlight a new character, with a biography posted in the monthly newsletter and the Reference Library Periodicals section. Please view the Table of Contents for the complete list of biographies.


Characters: Mahtan, Mandos, Pengolodh, Tulkas, Vair, Vna
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Periodicals
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 25     Read Count: 4011
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Published: February 01, 2009     Updated: October 11, 2015


Character of the Month Biographies by darthfingon

Rated: General | [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Each month, we spotlight a new character, with a biography posted in the monthly newsletter and the Reference Library Periodicals section. Please view the Table of Contents for the complete list of biographies.


Characters: Gilfanon, Ingw
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 2     Read Count: 947
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Published: November 30, 2009     Updated: December 01, 2010


Character of the Month Biographies by Scarlet10

Rated: General | [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Each month, we spotlight a new character, with a biography posted in the monthly newsletter and the Reference Library Periodicals section. Please view the Table of Contents for the complete list of biographies.


Characters: Thranduil
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Periodicals
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2     Read Count: 611
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Published: January 02, 2013     Updated: January 02, 2013


Character of the Month Biographies by Tarion Anarore

Rated: General | [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

Each month, we spotlight a new character, with a biography posted in the monthly newsletter and the Reference Library Periodicals section. Please view the Table of Contents for the complete list of biographies. 


Characters: Orodreth
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2     Read Count: 192
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Published: December 02, 2014     Updated: December 02, 2014


Character of the Month Biographies by Robinka

Rated: General | [Reviews - 19]
Summary:

Each month, we spotlight a new character, with a biography posted in the monthly newsletter and the Reference Library Periodicals section. Please view the Table of Contents for the complete list of biographies. 


Characters: Carcharoth, Emeldir, Huor, Ran, Saeros
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 8     Read Count: 1459
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Published: February 01, 2015     Updated: February 02, 2017


Character of the Month Biographies by Himring

Rated: General | [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

Each month, we spotlight a new character, with a biography posted in the monthly newsletter and the Reference Library Periodicals section.


Characters: Aerin, Brandir, Brodda
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 5     Read Count: 522
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Published: June 01, 2015     Updated: June 30, 2017


Chronology of the Silmarillion by clotho123

Rated: General | [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

A compilation of Tolkien's various timelines from the First Age and earlier that presents dates for important events from The Silmarillion.


Characters: None
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Essays
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2     Read Count: 739
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Published: January 02, 2011     Updated: January 02, 2011


Exile, Wyrd and the Anglo-Saxon Warrior Ideal in The Wanderer and Tolkien's Quenta Silmarillion by Esteliel

Rated: General | [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

As a professor of Anglo-Saxon, Tolkien's stories are undeniably influenced by the literature of this early people. This essay considers how exile, fate, the warrior ideal, and masculinity in the Quenta Silmarillion were influenced by the Anglo-Saxon poem The Wanderer.


Characters: None
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Essays
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1     Read Count: 740
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Published: June 01, 2009     Updated: June 01, 2009


How to Review by JunoMagic

Rated: General | [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

This comprehensive essay discusses how to write balanced and effective fiction critiques with a special emphasis on Tolkien fan fiction.


Characters: None
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Essays
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1     Read Count: 259
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Published: March 31, 2007     Updated: March 31, 2007


Linguistic Foolery by darthfingon

Rated: General | [Reviews - 21]
Summary:

Linguistic Foolery answers commonly asked questions about Tolkien's languages. Please view the Table of Contents for a list of articles.


Characters: None
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Periodicals
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 38     Read Count: 11886
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Published: October 01, 2009     Updated: February 01, 2011


Masculinity in Tolkien by Esteliel

Rated: General | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Tolkien is often criticized for his simplistic, knight-in-shining-armor heroes. This series of essays argues that heroism and masculinity in Tolkien's works is not premised on this, but on love and loyalty.


Characters: None
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 2     Read Count: 510
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Published: June 19, 2011     Updated: June 19, 2011


Name Calling: Group Identity and the Other among First Age Elves by Angelica

Rated: General | [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

As the names used by the early Elves to identify themselves and others evolved according the essay Quendi and Eldar (HoMe 11), relationships between the different cultures are revealed.


Characters: Elves
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Essays
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1     Read Count: 447
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Published: September 01, 2007     Updated: September 01, 2007


Noldolant Maglors Lament by oshun

Rated: General | [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

This is an micro-essay and a banner created as an extended introduction to a fic-rec list pulled together to celebrate Maglor’s Day on the Fëanorian Week celebration on Tumblr and initially inspired by the SWG Strength and Beauty March 2017 challenge.


Characters: Maglor, Noldor, Sons of Fanor, Uldor
Challenges: Strength and Beauty
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 672     Read Count: 73
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Published: March 21, 2017     Updated: March 21, 2017


On Writing Aman, or the Balance between the Mythic and the Real by Dawn Felagund

Rated: General | [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Fantasy writers, including creators of Tolkien-based fanworks, have long struggled to depict the "otherness" of realms like Aman. In the past, the Tolkien fan fiction community showed a preference for an idealistic portrayal of Aman that left little room for imperfection. My work has long taken the opposite approach, and in this essay, I argue for the artistic need and canonical basis for grounding stories set in Aman in a more recognizable reality of human experience. This essay was written for Back to Middle-earth Month 2017 for the orange/nonfiction path with the prompt "Worldbuilding."


Characters: Fanor, Melkor, Ungoliant, Valar
Challenges: B2MeM 2017
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2841     Read Count: 62
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Published: March 03, 2017     Updated: March 03, 2017


On Writing Tolkien's Elves by oshun

Rated: General | [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

I took the opportunity of the August 2012 Non-fiction challenge at the LotR Community Live Journal to write up some very personal thoughts of my own. I spend a part of every month, trying to write a character biography for the Silmarillion Writers Guild. Those are certainly not free of opinion, but are hopefully written in a more objective and overall more scholarly tone than this one. Anyway, for your kind perusal is this piece, halfway between a rant and a whine, but filled with not only with heart, but references to the texts.


Characters: Elves, Men
Challenges: Differing Perspectives
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 4753     Read Count: 466
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Published: September 24, 2013     Updated: September 24, 2013


Seven in '07 Character Biographies by Dawn Felagund

Rated: General | [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

In July 2007, the Seven in '07 event honored the House of Fanor and the inspiration it has given to the Tolkien fandom. Each character's page included a brief biography, archived here for ease of reference. Please see the Table of Contents for a listing of all available characters.
Characters: Amras, Amrod, Caranthir, Celebrimbor, Celegorm, Curufin, Fanor, Maedhros, Maglor, Nerdanel
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Periodicals
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 144     Read Count: 6047
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Published: July 31, 2007     Updated: July 01, 2007


Strength Bestows Beauty by oshun

Rated: General | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

"Real strength never impairs beauty or harmony,
but it often bestows it; and in everything imposingly beautiful,
strength has much to do with the magic."  ~Herman Melville, Moby Dick

SWG March 2017 Strength and Beauty Challenge
B2MeM 2017 (blue path/artwork/secondary colors/Tolkien quote)
Fëanorian Week Tumblr 2017 -
Day 1- Maedhros - > Adjusting/Coping, Beauty



Characters: Maedhros
Challenges: B2MeM 2017, Strength and Beauty
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 551     Read Count: 64
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Published: March 19, 2017     Updated: March 19, 2017


Sunday Scriberies by Elleth

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

A collection of answers and essays originally written as guest contributions to Ask Middle-earth's Scribe Sunday project on tumblr. Will be updated bi-weekly. Discontinued.


Characters: Elves, Erendil, Maiar, Meril-i-Turinqi, Oss, Uinen
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 5944     Read Count: 2288
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Published: May 23, 2013     Updated: July 11, 2013