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Doom, Gloom and Maedhros by Himring

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Banner made for the series by Lingwiloke (Fandom Stocking 2016)

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The main story arc of this series goes from just after the rescue from Thangorodrim to Maedhros's death. However, the narrative is not strictly chronological - there are flashbacks, flashforwards and recounted memories. These span from Maedhros's childhood in Tirion to his release from Mandos just before the end of Arda. The individual stories are told from different points of view: Maedhros himself, Fingon, Maglor and Elrond. Although the upshot of the series is that it is pretty tough being doomed all the time, some bits are a lot more gloomy than others. All the dialogue was even wittier before being clumsily translated from Quenya. Considering the subject matter, very little blood and gore (I think). The ratings and warnings for individual sections differ greatly from the overall rating: see the individual stories.

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ETA: Since I wrote this description of the series, it has snowballed in all directions. I feel that the description ought to be revised, but it is difficult to know exactly how to tweak it. You may wish to compare the more recent description of the series (with notes)  on AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/series/36091

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Other links that might be helpful are these: a fragmentary timeline (posted at Faerie): http://www.faerie-archive.com/viewstory.php?sid=1625 (formerly: http://efiction.esteliel.de/viewstory.php?sid=1625), and a listing of original characters (on my Dreamwidth journal): http://hhimring.dreamwidth.org/69187.html

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Categories: None
Characters: Elrond, Fingon, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: None
Genres: General, Romance
Warnings: ***Suicide, Character Death, Expletive Language, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Moderate, Violence--Moderate
Parent Series: None
Stories: 77
Open Series: Closed

Looking at the Stars and Counting the Hours by Himring

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

Falling in love helps Fingon cope with the death of his father, but on a visit to Himring a year later he finds love can't cure everything. Except I couldn't quite leave it at that...

Variation(s) on familiar theme(s). Not only do I not own the characters, I own very little else...

Fingon/Maedhros. Not rated this for incest, as cousins don't usually rate for incest on this site.

Character death only as per canon and also off-stage. Some angst and flashbacks.

This story has been nominated for the MEFAs 2010 by Angelica. Thank you very much!


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: None
Genres: Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Content--Mild, Violence--Mild
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros, One Week in Himring
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 5944     Read Count: 1945
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Published: December 30, 2009     Updated: December 30, 2009


More by Himring

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

I:  Fingon is unable to articulate his wishes unambiguously, so Maedhros finds seduction a terrifying and lonely business.

II: This time, Fingon states his feelings very clearly, in the face of Maedhros’s doubts.

Originally designed as a companion piece to Counting the Hours largely from Maedhros’ point of view, as the other story is largely from Fingon’s. (The original  middle section has since been moved elsewhere in the series.)

Re warnings: "Graphic" really only applies to the beginning of Section I, I think.


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: None
Genres: General, Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Graphic
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1300     Read Count: 3167
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Published: March 27, 2010     Updated: March 27, 2010


Cabbages and the Embarrassment of Being Maedhros by Himring

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

Cabbages, because they are almost entirely unlike Silmarils...
Maedhros has been rescued from Angband by Fingon and has handed over the crown to Fingolfin. He recovers from his ordeals (more or less), sorts out things with his relatives (not quite), and departs with his brothers for points east. Later, after the Dagor Bragollach, he reviews the situation, considers giving up the struggle (not really), and is badly shaken by a presentiment of the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.
Romance (Maedhros/Fingon) and in part a prequel to "Looking at the Stars", but also about Maedhros's relationship with Maglor, the "shadow of pain", etc.
Minor warnings: Non-graphic references to torture and swearing. Non-graphic descriptions of insanity and vomiting. Brief references to prayer.


Characters: Fingolfin, Fingon, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: None
Genres: Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Moderate, Violence--Mild
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros, One Week in Himring
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 6688     Read Count: 1472
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Published: January 24, 2010     Updated: January 24, 2010


The Military Relevance of Sewage by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Maedhros carries discretion to extraordinary lengths. In the Second Age, Elrond matches him for reticence.

Maedhros/Fingon slash, but sexual content only hinted at and off-stage.

This story has been nominated for the MEFAs 2010 by Dawn Felagund. Thank you very much!


Characters: Elrond, Erestor, Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: Lost Letters
Genres: Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: None
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros, One Week in Himring
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1076     Read Count: 1040
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Published: January 31, 2010     Updated: January 31, 2010


Praying for Lightning by Himring

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

A bit of pillow-talk between Maedhros and Fingon, framing memories of Araman, the Helcaraxe and Mithrim.

Fingon has to struggle to re-define himself twice, once when he learns what was really going on at Alqualonde, the second time when he realizes that their deepening love means that Maedhros and he have become mutually irreplaceable to each other and what that might entail. Each time, Maedhros turns out to be part of the solution as well as part of the problem.

P.S. In the last update Ichanged the title, summary and notes. No changes to story.


Characters: Fingolfin, Fingon, Finrod Felagund, Maedhros
Challenges: None
Genres: Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Character Death, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Moderate, Violence--Mild
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros, One Week in Himring
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 3935     Read Count: 1104
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Published: February 27, 2010     Updated: February 27, 2010


Racing Down the Mindon by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

As tensions are rising between the factions of Feanor and Fingolfin in Tirion, Celegorm comes to see his brother Maedhros at the palace.

Very kindly nominated for the MEFAs 2011 by Angelica; it won Third Place in the category: "Character Study: House of Finwë".


Characters: Celegorm, Maedhros
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: Expletive Language
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2337     Read Count: 917
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Published: July 31, 2010     Updated: July 31, 2010


The Harp by Himring

Rated: General | [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Was a harp required equipment for Noldorin rescue missions? In other words: Fingon sets out for Angband to rescue Maedhros—but why is he carrying a harp?

For Angelica, who raised the question.

In terms of the series pre-slash, but unobtrusively so.


Characters: Fingon
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1850     Read Count: 884
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Published: May 08, 2010     Updated: May 08, 2010


Diptych by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

Maedhros looks back from Mithrim, remembering his time on Thangorodrim and in the dungeons of Angband.


Characters: Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: ***Torture, Mature Themes
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 962     Read Count: 2167
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Published: July 24, 2010     Updated: July 24, 2010


A Copper Band by Himring

Rated: General | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

The copper circlet that Maedhros wore in Valinor had been made by Curufin.  After their arrival in East Beleriand, Curufin offers to replace the lost circlet by a new one. The ‘copper band’ is also Maedhros himself, trying to tie people together with varying success.


From the viewpoint of Curufin, because in previous stories I’d basically written him off as ‘hard to read’. He and Maedhros agree to disagree about the abdication business.


With a brief glimpse of Celebrimbor and some foreshadowing of later events.


This story has been nominated for the MEFAs 2010 by Hallbera. Thank you very much!


Characters: Curufin, Maedhros
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2425     Read Count: 1379
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Published: April 30, 2010     Updated: April 30, 2010


Helevorn: Consider Water by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Noldorin prince attempts meditation technique.

Obviously not for purists, although I'm sure the Noldor were capable of coming up with such things without Buddhist influence.

Mature Themes: meditation can be a somewhat hazardous business.


Characters: Caranthir, Maedhros
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 405     Read Count: 753
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Published: November 06, 2010     Updated: November 06, 2010


A Bit of a Bore by Himring

Rated: General | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Boredom, like beauty, may be in the eye of the beholder

Maedhros receivesa series ofmessengers from Fingon.

Warnings: gratuituous mention of missing socks and burnt porridge.

This story has been nominated for the MEFAs 2010 by Lyra. Thank you very much!


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros, Original Character(s)
Challenges: None
Genres: General, Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: None
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1059     Read Count: 1399
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Published: April 17, 2010     Updated: April 17, 2010


All the Answers by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Maedhros and Maglor each answer a question at the Mereth Aderthad.

"Musician" was a stand-alone, until I decided to pair it with "A Word In". The two parts are rated differently: see Chapter Notes.


Characters: Daeron, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 395     Read Count: 2415
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Published: May 15, 2010     Updated: August 20, 2010


A Bridge in Dor-lomin by Himring

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Maedhros thinks that he's had time enough to get over his feelings for Fingon. It turns out that he has not. At first he's disappointed, then he makes a discovery.
Told from Fingon's point of view.

For Oshun, because I re-read her biography of Fingon and realized I'd left something out.


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: None
Genres: Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Expletive Language, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Moderate
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 3090     Read Count: 1581
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Published: March 07, 2010     Updated: March 07, 2010


Eminently Unsuitable by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

It is reported in the Silmarillion that when Finrod Felagund first met the people of Beor, he had been hunting with Maedhros and Maglor, but had parted from them because he was “wearied of the chase”. According to this story, that was the official explanation given out for his abrupt departure but what in fact had happened was that he had a conversation with Maedhros that first surprised, and then upset him...

 

The “eminently unsuitable” person of the title is Fingon, of course, but as the story is told from Finrod’s point of view, this is not explicitly stated anywhere.

 

This story has been nominated for the MEFAs 2010 by Hallbera. Thank you very much!


Characters: Finrod Felagund, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: None
Genres: General, Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2313     Read Count: 1070
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Published: April 02, 2010     Updated: April 02, 2010


Dwarvish Thinking by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Maedhros negotiates with Azaghal and accepts his offer of a dragon-proof helmet for Fingon. Fingon turns out to be less than enthusiastic about Maedhros's gift.

My take on the early history of the Dragon Helm of Dor-lomin.

Now added: Bonus drabble: A Matter of Helmets (Maedhros & Azaghal, gen)

 


Characters: Azaghl, Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: None
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet, General
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2061     Read Count: 1193
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Published: June 19, 2010     Updated: November 15, 2014


An Intense Dislike of Elves by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

 

Amlach seems to be the only one of the early Edain who is explicitly said to have entered the service of Maedhros, so he may have been the first of Men to do so and he may have gone to Himring alone. This story imagines the feelings of an Adan who originally opposed the Eldar and now finds himself spending his life among them, all on his own.

It also tries to answer the question why he picked Maedhros specifically as his prospective leader and whether Maedhros fulfilled his expectations.

I decided it might just about fit the Follow the Leader challenge.


Characters: Amlach, Maedhros
Challenges: Follow the Leader
Genres: General
Warnings: Violence--Moderate
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 6385     Read Count: 4923
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Published: July 11, 2010     Updated: July 11, 2010


Pink Biscuits by Himring

Rated: General | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Maedhros: grim, driven, ruthless, manipulative...

Yes, all that. With a slight difference.

(Slashiness faint and subdued)


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: Fanon Inverted
Genres: General, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 519     Read Count: 890
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Published: April 23, 2010     Updated: April 23, 2010


The West Wind Quartet by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

Emlinn, a Sinda, becomes Maglor's student and experiences the end of the Siege of Angband and the Battle of Sudden Flame.

Now added: Bonus chapter: Like a Friendly Touch Among the Crowd (ft. Elrond).

Illustrated by Alasse for B2MeM 2012: see link at end of Chapter Two!

Kindly nominated for MEFAs 2011 by Angelica. It won a Honorable Mention in the category "Elves: House of Finwë" and a Smaug's Treasure award.

 


Characters: Elrond, Erestor, Glaurung, Maedhros, Maglor, Original Character(s)
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: Mature Themes, Violence--Moderate
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 16871     Read Count: 8044
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Published: August 22, 2010     Updated: April 24, 2016


West Wind Blowing by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

During the Bragollach, a respite in the attack on Himring allows the brothers to voice private regrets and fears.

This would be a songfic, except I wrote the lyrics myself. In other words, I wrote first a poem and then a ficlet to serve as a setting for it. The piece is also closely connected with my unfinished story "The West Wind Quartet" without actually being part of it.


Characters: Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: None
Genres: General, Het, Poetry, Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: None
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 337     Read Count: 586
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Published: October 02, 2010     Updated: October 02, 2010


Poor Visibility by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

On his first visit to Barad Eithel after the Dagor Bragollach, Maedhros believes he has lost Fingon's friendship. He encounters Morwen and talks to her about Beren.

Covers a couple of episodes told at the beginning of Looking at the Stars from Fingon's point of view as seen from Maedhros's point of view.  As part of the series, this is Maedhros/Fingon, but obviously at this point...

Mature Themes: grief and alcohol.


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros, Morwen
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1190     Read Count: 667
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Published: January 09, 2011     Updated: January 09, 2011


Spherical by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

Whether it was a vision, a dream or a flight of lunacy—its significance seems to Maedhros too obvious to need discussion.  But that is not quite how it is...

 

Maedhros/Fingon

 

Intended for last month's revisited Challenge but I was a bit slow.


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: Olr Mall
Genres: General, Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: None
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1344     Read Count: 847
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Published: July 03, 2010     Updated: July 03, 2010


Wish Fulfilment by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Once again, Maedhros steals a boat, but this time he's got Fingon with him.

Holiday-ish.

Fingon/Maedhros, but nevertheless Teens (anything else must be supplied by your own imagination...)


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: None
Genres: Humor, Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Sexual Content--Mild
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 684     Read Count: 881
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Published: August 12, 2010     Updated: August 12, 2010


Uldor by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

This is the story of the unequal friendship between Maedhros and Uldor and its bitter end in betrayal and death, told from Uldor’s point of view.

It does not say anywhere that they were friends that I know of, but it seemed a reasonable explanation to me of what happened before Nirnaeth Arnoediad. Otherwise, wouldn’t the sons of Feanor have to have been a bit slow on the uptake or the sons of Ulfang fiendishly clever?

Like the rest of the series, this is, strictly speaking, Maedhros/Fingon, but it is possible to ignore that aspect of it (Uldor himself never guesses), so I’m not marking it.

This story has been nominated for the MEFAs 2010 by Angelica and won Third Place in Races: Cross-Cultural: General. Thank you very much to Angelica and to everyone who reviewed it for the MEFAs!

Now illustrated by the wonderful Alasse:

http://alasse-mirimiel.livejournal.com/20692.html


Characters: Borthand, Caranthir, Maedhros, Maglor, Uldor, Ulfang, Ulfast, Ulwarth
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, General, Het
Warnings: Character Death, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Mild, Violence--Graphic
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 6572     Read Count: 1142
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Published: March 27, 2010     Updated: March 27, 2010


It Seems You Do by Himring

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

Setting: A fortified manor in the south of Hithlum. Time: Before the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.

Maedhros arrives from Dorthonion to find out how Fingon's negotiations with Orodreth are progressing. Proceedings that evening are only slightly disrupted by the machinations of a pair of cats and a lot of weather. However, when Orodreth's final answer eventually arrives, his refusal to join the alliance represents a more serious challenge.

(Maedhros/Fingon)


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: None
Genres: General, Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Moderate
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 4043     Read Count: 1779
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Published: July 17, 2010     Updated: July 17, 2010


The Knot by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Maedhros and Fingon alone together the last time before the Battle of Unnumbered Tears.

Could be interpreted as my response to the "bodice ripper" and as such should perhaps be classified as Adult, except actually...

Maedhros / Fingon, obviously.


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: None
Genres: General, Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Mild
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 506     Read Count: 818
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Published: December 22, 2010     Updated: December 22, 2010