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Penname: StarSpray [Contact]
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Member Since: September 15, 2013
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Revolution challenge created a fanwork about revolution

International Day of Fanworks

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"The House of a Friend" & other drabbles by Himring

Rated: General | [Comments - 11]
Summary:

The friendship of Narvi and Celebrimbor: Narvi and Celebrimbor work on the Doors of Moria and other scenes.

Now added: The Heavenly Arch (extra drabble)


Characters: Celebrimbor
Challenges: Akallabêth in August
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 704     Read Count: 4692
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Published: August 10, 2013     Updated: December 10, 2017


Reviewer: StarSpray Signed
Date: December 13, 2017
Title: Chapter 7: Extra drabble: The Heavenly Arch

This is a lovely drabble series, but I especially like this one--the idea that Elves, Dwarves, and Men all have different spectrums of color that they can see is really neat.



Author's Response:

Thank you very much! I'm glad you like the idea!

 

Aftermath by Lyra

Rated: Adult | [Comments - 11]
Summary: After the Darkening, Nerdanel struggles to pick up the pieces of her life - a difficult job with the legacy her husband has left her.
Characters: Finarfin, Findis, Indis, Nerdanel, Original Female Character(s)
Challenges: Taboo
Genres: Alternate Universe, Drama
Warnings: Character Death, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Moderate, Violence--Graphic
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 8709     Read Count: 2494
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Published: February 07, 2017     Updated: February 12, 2017


Reviewer: StarSpray Signed
Date: February 13, 2017
Title: Chapter 8: VIII.

I really like this story! You write Nerdanel very well, and you've pulled all the prompts together really nicely.



Author's Response: Thank you for your kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed this weird little thing. :)

The Elf at the Bottom of the Garden by Himring

Rated: General | [Comments - 6]
Summary:

Could Amras, son of Feanor, and Haldar, Haleth's brother, have met? 

I think they could--well, in my 'verse, at any rate.

Another glimpse of the early history of the Haladin, also featuring a very young Haleth. 

Written both for the "Strength and Beauty" challenge at SWG and for the Ambarussa day of Feanorian Week (Tumblr), although it features only Amras.


Characters: Amras, Haldad, Haldar, Haleth
Challenges: Strength and Beauty
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1585     Read Count: 77
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Published: March 24, 2017     Updated: March 24, 2017


Reviewer: StarSpray Signed
Date: April 06, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is lovely! The title is very fairy tale-esque, and I love the image of Amras appearing and disappearing into the bushes at the beginning and the end, and Haldar's sense of wonder about the whole experience.

It was also fun to see Haleth and Haldar as children, and their dynamic. I can definitely see this Haleth growing up into the fearless leader of the Haladin she is in canon.



Author's Response:

Thank you very much!

Yes, the title is a conscious allusion to the fairytale idea.

And I'm glad that this take on Haleth as a child and her relations to her brother worked for you!

Never Shall I See The Place by LadyBrooke

Rated: General | [Comments - 6]
Summary:

Never shall I see the place,

Where Enel woke and Enelyë roamed.

 

A poem of a Sindar/Silvan elf in Valinor.


Characters: Original Character(s)
Challenges: A Woman's Sceptre
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 127     Read Count: 78
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Published: April 30, 2017     Updated: April 30, 2017


Reviewer: StarSpray Signed
Date: May 11, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Ohh, this is lovely. The feeling of being trapped, and that sense of longing, comes through so clearly. I agree with Himring, too, the repetition works really well.



Author's Response:

Thank you! I'm glad the feeling and the longing comes through well, and even more glad that the repetition works. :D

Her Father's Daughter by Grundy

Rated: General | [Comments - 8]
Summary:

Findis was the only one who stayed.


Characters: Anairë, Eärwen, Findis, Lalwen, Nerdanel
Challenges: A Woman's Sceptre
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 2103     Read Count: 88
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Published: April 30, 2017     Updated: April 30, 2017


Reviewer: StarSpray Signed
Date: May 01, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: Her Father's Daughter

This is excellent, I really like your Findis!

 



Author's Response:

Thank you! I'm glad you like her, I'm sure she'll be popping up again before too long.

Companions on a Quest by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 7]
Summary:

Basically a story of Fëanor and Nerdanel meeting and beginning to fall for one another. But, secondarily, a story of Mahtan's household and his relationship with his apprentices, featuring his wife also.

Hero’s Journey Challenge – May-June 2017 – submitting this one to meet the deadline, although I would very much like to expand and continue the story. It should have been much longer, but I met all of the required prompts. I've enjoyed working in this world I have begun to build. I love the characters and the backstory I created, seventy percent of which I am not able to use in this short story--due to lack of time and organizational skills(!! we won't talk about chronic writers' block). I hope readers can enjoy it as a stand-alone, but I definitely will return! I am (maddeningly perhaps) leaving my full cast at the end of the story as a teaser.

Many thanks to IgnobleBard for his careful Beta and putting up with a formidable amount of b.s. and dysfunctionality!


Characters: Fëanor, Mahtan, Nerdanel, Noldor, Original Character(s)
Challenges: Hero's Journey
Genres: Drama, Het, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno, A Nerdanel Series
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 5519     Read Count: 129
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Published: June 24, 2017     Updated: June 24, 2017


Reviewer: StarSpray Signed
Date: June 28, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is so charming! I really love Istarnie, and the picture you've painted of life at Mahtan's house. And Nerdanel and Feanor's back-and-forth is great fun to read.



Author's Response:

Thanks so much for the comment. I am so glad it was fun to read. I had a lot of fun writing it!

Annael's Reunion by Kaylee Arafinwiel

Rated: General | [Comments - 3]
Summary:

After far too long, Annael of the Grey-elves reunites with one he thought lost.


Characters: Annael, Eärendil, Idril, Tuor
Challenges: New Directions
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 335     Read Count: 88
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Published: July 07, 2017     Updated: July 07, 2017


Reviewer: StarSpray Signed
Date: July 14, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I like your Annael! This is a wonderful ficlet--reunions beyond almost all hope are my favorite, and you've rendered this one beautifully.



Author's Response:

thank you so much, StarSpray! I'll have to find other prompts to explore Annael, I think! He intrigues me.

Of Voronwe's Parents by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Comments - 4]
Summary:

Two vignettes featuring the parents of Voronwe of Gondolin.

Inspired by Oshun's bio of Voronwe's father Aranwe, which is here.


Characters: Aranwë, Original Female Character(s), Turgon, Voronwë
Challenges: New Directions
Genres: General
Warnings: Character Death, Violence--Mild
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1150     Read Count: 81
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Published: July 15, 2017     Updated: July 15, 2017


Reviewer: StarSpray Signed
Date: July 15, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

These are lovely vignettes, though of course the second one is sad. And I really love the idea that Fingolfin took in and fostered children who had been orphaned on the Helcaraxe!



Author's Response:

Thank you very much!

The bio discusses what it means when Voronwe says in the Unfinished Tales that he is of the House of Fingolfin. I recalled that some fan fic writers have explained Gildor's being of the House of Finarfin by adoption, and, once I thought about that, it seemed really quite likely to me that Fingolfin would take in such orphans to foster. It also seemed likely to me, with that personal history, that Aranwe would belong to the House of the King, in Gondolin, and we know all its members refused to leave Turgon, in the end.

Turgon calling Aranwe foster brother is meant to be a bit of a courtesy title--Turgon, of course, was an adult by that time and didn't really grow up with Aranwe.

The Manly-hearted Woman by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Comments - 9]
Summary:

This is a story of Haleth. The challenge it meets requires that one write a story based upon one of the SWG bios about a character one has never written before. I owe many writers for my inspiration, but mainly those who have written Caranthir/Haleth stories I have read and enjoyed over the long years I have been reading Silmarillion fanfiction. I did write the original SWG bio of Haleth, but I wrote it so many years ago that I thought someone else might have written it, until I opened it to consult it for source material (it’s definitely one of mine). This is a story complete in itself, but I do reserve the right to add an epilogue.

And once again, I must thank IgnobleBard for his Beta read at the last minute!


Characters: Caranthir, Haleth, Nerdanel, Original Character(s)
Challenges: New Directions
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno, A Nerdanel Series
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 4373     Read Count: 107
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Published: July 15, 2017     Updated: July 15, 2017


Reviewer: StarSpray Signed
Date: July 16, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: An Ancient Practice

This is lovely! I really like the idea of artifacts from Middle-earth making their way to a Valinorean museum, and this was a really nice outsider POV of Haleth and her people. I don't usually have an opinion on Caranthir one way or the other, but I like yours! And your Nerdanel is a delight, as well.



Author's Response:

Thank you so much for reading this! And thanks for making a comment. I am glad you liked the way it worked and the characters. As you can guess, I am fond of both Caranthir and his mother. I am going to write another part this coming month and let him take a look at the diary that Haleth left. That way we can get her perspective.

Star Kindler by feanorusrex

Rated: General | [Comments - 10]
Summary:

Varda creates the stars. (Art)


Characters: Varda
Challenges: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: Silmarillion40
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 6     Read Count: 48
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Published: September 14, 2017     Updated: September 14, 2017


Reviewer: StarSpray Signed
Date: September 15, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: Star Kindler

Ohhhh, this is so beautiful!