Strength and Beauty
For this month's challenge, create a fanwork about the following prompt. You may use any part or all of the quote.
"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
Read the full Revolution challenge prompt and the new challenge guidelines for more details.
March 2017 Newsletter
Our March newsletter has been posted to include the launch of B2MeM 2017, a reminder about our current challenge "Revolution!" and other site news, a biography of Silmariën by Oshun, and stories and articles to read.
Recent Character of the Month Biographies
Silmariën by Oshun. Silmariën was the eldest child of the fourth king of Númenor. Born before women could hold the scepter, Silmariën receives little attention from Tolkien, but she links the Númenórean royal house back into the First Age and prior and forward even as far as the reign of Aragorn in the Fourth Age. Read the biography of Silmariën.
Saeros by Robinka
Ithryn Luin (Blue Wizards) by Oshun
Emeldir the Manhearted by Robinka
Morwë by Oshun
Ungoliant by Oshun
All Character of the Month Biographies
Around the World and Web
Back to Middle-earth Month
Running March 1 through 31, this annual fandom holiday invites creators of Tolkien-based fanworks to spend a month returning to Middle-earth to revel in the people and places they love. This year's event is Night and Day, and participants complete prompts on a gameboard. See the B2MeM community for full information.
Fëanorian Week is a full seven days to celebrate and appreciate some of our fan faves, the Fëanorians, and their parents, Nerdanel and Fëanor. Fëanorian Week runs from March 20 through 26. See the Fëanorian Week official announcement for more details.
Silmweek is a full week dedicated to our beloved Silmarillion. Bring out your creativity in edits, fanfiction, art, and more as you make new friends! From the 3rd of April to the 9th we will post edits with a new theme every day. See the announcement post for more about Silm Week.
Beren and Lúthien Publication Delayed
The Tolkien Society reports a one-month delay in the publication of Beren and Lúthien: "The publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beren and Lúthien has been pushed back one month to Thursday 1 June 2017. Edited by Christopher Tolkien and illustrated by Alan Lee, the book had been due to be published on 4 May.
Many fans will be reminded of the facsimile first edition of The Hobbit, which was finally published in September 2016, four years later than initially announced. HarperCollins has not yet commented on the delay."
... and links to more articles, announcements and call for papers in the Around the World and Web section of our newsletter!
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