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Dancing In The Dark by Grundy

[Reviews - 12] Printer

Summary:

History remembers Curufin as the villain. There are a few who think better of him. 

Written for the Taboo challenge. First chapter hits 'consequences' and 'ostracization and exile'. Upcoming chapters will mark off other squares. Will give warnings on chapters as appropriate.


Rated: Teens
Characters: Curufin, Galadriel
Challenges: Taboo
Genres: None
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Warn
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Completed: No
Word count: 15856 Read: 258
Published: February 06, 2017 Updated: March 24, 2017

1. Mithrim by Grundy [Reviews - 6] (2007 words)

2. Ne'er Be Clean by Grundy [Reviews - 1] (3277 words)

This chapter definitely covers the 'Unclean Things' square on the Taboo card. I feel like it flirts with a couple others but doesn't really deal with them head on.

3. People Like Us by Grundy [Reviews - 4] (2452 words)

First and foremost, all credit to Himring, whose story Galadriel: There and Back Again gave me the idea for Galadriel's trick.

Also, while I've been making progress at a pretty good clip, it's only fair to warn that there probably won't be anything more for at least a week - I have a busy spell coming up and can't be sure I'll have time to write, let alone post anything.

Finally, I'm not sure I actually hit any squares on the Taboo card in this chapter. I think I danced in the vicinity of etiquette without exactly getting to it. (And maybe Obscene Gestures right there at the end if you squint...) Worry not, there's more taboos to come in future chapters.

4. This Hard Land by Grundy [Reviews - 1] (2118 words)

I'd say this chapter hits Curses, Consequences, and Murder on the bingo board. (Or is murder reserved for non-Kinslaying killing?)

 

5. The Spaces Between by Grundy [Reviews - 0] (3524 words)

This chapter checks 'ethnocentrism and prejudice', 'culture shock', and  'cannibalism' (discussion only - no actual eating of elves).

Also, warning: there is a brief discussion of orcs which mentions implied sexual violence/forced reproduction against elves. (Again, I would rather over-warn than under-warn.)

6. Let It Burn by Grundy [Reviews - 0] (2478 words)

Not sure if this hits the 'murder' square or not in Taboo bingo - that depends on whether or not you subscribe to Fëanor burning his youngest son intentionally or accidentally.

Which is of course to say that they're talking Losgar in this chapter.