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Comments For Character of the Month Biographies
Wow, great piece! Such in-depth research! There were many interesting facts I did not know / had forgotten. Spot on, Turgon is a builder with love for his crafts - like many others quoted.
Uh, I will confess. I had to rush to remove "high" from a certain story of mine ;-) Like many other fandom writers I had granted the right to the high kingship to someone who, as you rightly point out, could not be a high king. And though I hope I don't come across as too much of a canatic, I try to research my background and stick to canon wherever possible. So thank you!!
Author's Response: Thanks, Russandol! I am pretty sure that I have used the term "high king of the Noldor" inaccurately to describe Finwe in some of my stories at least. I have picked through to find it. If I run across the reference I will make the chance. I suspect I also may have called Maedhros the high king before he turned his crown over to Fingolfin, but I stand by my research, that Fingolfin was the first who had a right to that title. I love doing these bios because I also carefully consider my canon when I write stories that might have Tolkien otherwise spinning in his grave. It never ceases to surprise me that I've made so many inadvertent tiny errors. Or sometimes, simply changed my mind about a detail after lining up all the facts in one place at one time.
What a stupendous essay, Oshun. Turgon is some-one I am only peripherally interested in, but I find all your essays pique my interests in characters I have not given a great deal of prior consideration to. (And your fanfic has the same effect, i.e. Daeron.)
Author's Response: You are always kind to me. I do enjoy writing these bios, I'd like to hope that the pleasure of doing it shows a little bit.