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Penname: hennethgalad [Contact]
Real name: Linder
Member Since: September 25, 2016
Membership status: Member

Bio:

i took part in the Hobbit readalong last year and a silmarillion one the year before. i've set some tolkien quizes tho only one person ever answered the questions... i like fan art and fiction, both as creator and audience.  i lurk on tumblr...


i know my noldor from my nandor...


 


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Stars of the Lesser by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Teens | [Comments - 7]
Summary:

Young Pengolodh meets his first Fëanorian beside the sea, as Celebrimbor attempts to replicate Fëanor's greatest accomplishment: harnessing light. MEFA 2008 nominee.


Characters: Celebrimbor, Pengolodh
Challenges: Gift of a Story
Genres: General, Science Fiction
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: To Give in Return
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2648     Read Count: 1120
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Published: November 29, 2007     Updated: November 29, 2007


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: September 18, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: Stars of the Lesser

'water wrapped tight into fists smashed itself against the rock'

thats great ! marvellous writing ! really immersive, i want to read the rest of it ! 

putting on jewelry before clothes... sooo symbolic. 



Author's Response:

Thanks for reading and commenting! :D The jewelry-before-clothes habit seemed rather fitting for a Feanorian ... and sadly prescient, yes!

A Beggar of Distinction by Alassante

Rated: General | [Comments - 6]
Summary:

Aragorn has an interesting meeting at his wedding that leaves him speechless.

Prompt #118 for Aragorn Angst - Speechless. This prompted a belated birthday fiction for Gwynnyd 

2009 MEFA 1st Place Winner, Genres: Mystery: General  


Characters: None
Challenges: Gift of a Story
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 742     Read Count: 950
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Published: July 01, 2008     Updated: July 01, 2008


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: April 04, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

lump in my throat...

Illuminations by Dawn Felagund

Rated: Teens | [Comments - 39]
Summary:

For Back to Middle-earth Month 2009: scenes from the life of young Pengolodh, the loremaster of Gondolin whose writings brought us The Silmarillion.

Updated:
Truth for Day Eight: Beauty/Ugliness
The Mountains and the Sea, for Day Nine: Anti-Heroes


Characters: Celebrimbor, Original Character(s), Pengolodh
Challenges: B2MeM 2009
Genres: Experimental, General, Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 8971     Read Count: 11536
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Published: March 02, 2009     Updated: March 27, 2009


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: September 18, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: Learning to Make a Fire

the light... the lighting in this is like a really good still-life painting, with the vast civilization glimpsed through a window behind the character. 

and so tantalising and tempting ! you do a very good hard-sell, you'd have made a killing in the advertising industry...



Author's Response:

Lol, aside from being one of the least capitalistic people alive, I might have! Thank you for reading and commenting.

Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: September 18, 2017
Title: Chapter 2: On the Rocks

dark... 

beautiful in form, deeply chilling in content. (blimey, those words are ambiguous. how are you ? i am content, and chilling...) 

surprised by the longbows, i was expecting spears, with the torch tip thing. but i quibble. marvellous stuff !

 

Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: September 18, 2017
Title: Chapter 3: Snow Day

Legolas runs past like an otter... 

but why are they all up so early ? where is his breakfast ? what is happening ? 

Character of the Month Biographies by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 159]
Summary:

Each month, the SWG features a different character from The Silmarillion. For ease of reading and research, all Character of the Month biographies written by various authors are eventually all collected here: Character of the Month Biographies

 

If you know you are looking for one of mine, check the chapter list here. [Largely, but not entirely, in alphabetical order. The very newest few are at the end of the list--long story as to why which I will skip here! We do our best within the confines of the medium.]

 

 


Characters: Aegnor, Alatar, Amarië, Amdir, Anairë, Anárion, Angrod, Aranwë, Aredhel, Argon, Arvedui, Arwen, Aulë, Azaghâl, Baragund, Barahir (First Age), Beleg, Bëor, Beregar, Celebrimbor, Círdan, Daeron, Denethor, Durin, Ecthelion, Edrahil, Elemmírë, Elendur, Elenwë, Elrond, Elros, Elu Thingol, Eluréd, Elurín, Elwing, Erellont, Erendis, Eärendil, Eärwen, Eöl, Fëanor, Finarfin, Fingolfin, Fingon, Finrod Felagund, Finwë, Gil-galad, Gildor, Glaurung, Glorfindel, Guilin, Haldad, Haleth, Huan, Indis, Lalaith, Lalwen, Legolas of Gondolin, Lórien, Mablung, Mîm, Míriel Serindë, Morwë, Morwen, Nahar, Nellas, Nessa, Nienna, Nimloth, Núneth, Oromë, Pallando, Radagast, Aerandir
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Periodicals
Chapters: 88 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 142     Read Count: 83883
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Published: August 01, 2007     Updated: January 02, 2018


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: June 24, 2017
Title: Chapter 84: Erellont

eloquently expresses 'who knows ?'

seriously though, i use these biographies all the time when i'm writing, they are clear, concise, trustworthy, well-documented and kindly. both intelligible and intelligent.

i mean, who in arda is Erellont ?

but putting him into the context of his life gives a much better understanding of his likely point of view and allegiances, and now i'm really curious to know 'the truth' and 'what really happened' and i'd never heard of him before aargh this is all your fault



Author's Response:

Thanks! I know--Erellont! You never know when you might across a need for him. I get a kick out of dredging up characters that I struggle to find something to say about. They can't all be the chatacter that ate three months of my life. I am so happy you find these useful. I learn a lot writing them.

A Stiff Northern Breeze by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Comments - 3]
Summary:

During the time of the Siege of Angband, the princes of the Noldor meet once again in council, this time at Tol Sirion. Maedhros has a disturbing conversation with Orodreth, their host. He discusses Orodreth with Fingon, while they take a walk along the river. 

A Christmas present for Alasse--Christmas 2010, that is. Only about two months late,  that's almost punctual, for me... Thank you for the discussion of weather conditions in northern Beleriand, Alasse! 

Maedhros/Fingon. 

Now added: Engineering and Diplomacy (Fingon & Curufin, double drabble)


Characters: Curufin, Fingon, Maedhros, Orodreth
Challenges: Gift of a Story
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet, General, Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Expletive Language, Mature Themes
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 3716     Read Count: 1493
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Published: February 18, 2011     Updated: November 19, 2016


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: April 04, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: A Stiff Northern Breeze (main story)

really well written

 

i confess i'm uncomfortable about the 'cousins' thing tho



Author's Response:

Thank you very much for the comment about my writing!

As for the other comment, I'm not sure whether you mean shipping Maedhros/Fingon generally or Maedhros's thoughts about cousins as they feature in this story.

I realize that relationships among first cousins are a real taboo for some Tolkien fans (although I actually did not realize this until I encountered the first warnings on fic for cousin incest). It's not part of my personal cultural background--according to the standards I was brought up in, incest is just between siblings and between child and parent and for first cousins it's merely genetically a bit more risky to have children. I'm aware that historically past societies have both been more lenient about this (for example, ancient Egypt, where even marriages between siblings were encouraged) and a lot more stringent (for example, in the later Middle Ages in western Europe, more distant degrees of consanguinity were forbidden than first cousins). I realize that globally standards still differ today.

My protagonists have come from a society where such relationships were forbidden (Valinor) and now find themselves in a situation where many rules that they used to live by have to be renegotiated. Maedhros is actually finding this quite difficult. So his flight of fancy about cousins in fact arises partly out of that and is meant to be just that, a moment of fancy. It does not imply that there are lots of cousins who are lovers about (not even Aredhel and Celegorm, although they have a complicated history).

Sorry, if I've over-explained this. It's sometimes hard to know where are my readers are coming from.

Silver and Gold by Oboe-Wan

Rated: General | [Comments - 10]
Summary: Feature

Galadriel and Celeborn meet in Doriath


Characters: Celeborn, Elu Thingol, Finrod Felagund, Galadriel, Lúthien Tinúviel, Melian
Challenges: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: The Library of Tirion
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 13543     Read Count: 13797
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Published: November 04, 2011     Updated: November 04, 2011


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: September 28, 2016
Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10

encore !

And After A Time The Elf-Kings by Aerlinn

Rated: General | [Comments - 2]
Summary:

A series for those of you who have always wondered how a people known to argue about things like TH vs. S pronounciation came to be known for gems like “Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no".

Basically, this is a saga about officious Noldorin lords, their meddling in human affairs and its unexpected results...


Characters: Finrod Felagund, Noldor, Sindar
Challenges: None
Genres: Adventure, General, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 1001     Read Count: 579
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Published: January 06, 2013     Updated: January 06, 2013


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: November 26, 2016
Title: Chapter 1: Blaming The Noldor For Everything: an introduction

'Good People' 

you gotta laugh tho...

Necessity is the Mother of Invention by MisbehavingMaiar

Rated: General | [Comments - 4]
Summary:

The First Music goes off without a hitch; Arda is unmarred, and the Theme goes on and on without one dissonant voice in the choir.  


Characters: Ainur, Elves
Challenges: None
Genres: Alternate Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 269     Read Count: 292
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Published: April 05, 2014     Updated: April 05, 2014


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: September 28, 2016
Title: Chapter 1: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

this theme is explored in a sci-fi novel called 'Orbitsville' by Bob Shaw.  of course, traditionally we say 'and they all lived happily ever after' 

the Chinese apparently curse by saying 'may you live in interesting times'

Finding Home by Independence1776

Rated: Teens | [Comments - 3]
Summary: A loosely related collection of stories about Elrond and Celebrían in Aman.

Final two chapters: Elladan and Elrohir bring gifts and memorializing Arwen.
Characters: Celebrían, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Elwing
Challenges: 10th Birthday Celebration Contest--CLOSED
Genres: Drama, Het
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Warn
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2166     Read Count: 1928
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Published: June 21, 2015     Updated: September 29, 2016


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: September 30, 2016
Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

*smiles a wobbly smile*



Author's Response: :D

Blood, Song, & Silver by MisbehavingMaiar

Rated: Adult | [Comments - 4]
Summary:

Celebrimbor, Lord of Eregion recieves an emissary from the West claiming to be a Vanya smith. The teachings he comes bearing are controversial; how to imprint thoughts and wills into matter using Song, and words of power. As the emissary gains support with king and court, their relationship becomes entangled with secrets and the weight of the past. 


Characters: Celebrimbor, Círdan, Galadriel, Gil-galad, Original Female Character(s), Original Male Character(s), Sauron
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, Erotica
Warnings: ***Torture, Character Death, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Graphic, Violence--Moderate
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 14595     Read Count: 753
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Published: May 03, 2016     Updated: May 03, 2016


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: September 28, 2016
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

eloquent indeed, vivid and visceral.

A Song of Ice and Fire by My blue rose

Rated: Teens | [Comments - 6]
Summary:

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” ~ Leo Tolstoy. A non-chronological look at the early life of House Fëanor in Aman, from its various members. 


Characters: Celegorm, Fëanor, Maedhros, Nerdanel
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 5320     Read Count: 1439
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Published: July 22, 2016     Updated: April 01, 2017


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: April 04, 2017
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2: Desire

like :)

The Dragon Helm of Dor-Lomin by NelyafinweFeanorion

Rated: Teens | [Comments - 2]
Summary:

A fluff breakfast conversation in Himring, between Maedhros and Fingon, because they deserve some happiness. Mild Maedhros/Fingon slash.

The Dragon Helm was the most meaningful gift Maedhros could have given Fingon. It always bothered me that he gave it away when it could have saved him at the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.


Characters: Erestor, Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1951     Read Count: 114
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Published: September 29, 2016     Updated: September 29, 2016


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: September 30, 2016
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

this is lovely, but the use of the word 'schedule' seemed very modern and office-like. you could just have 'you have nothing to do until ten'. but i'm nit-picking.

(incidentally, did she-elves like Finduilas get nicknamed Finny ?) 



Author's Response:

Thanks for the suggestion. Those words do slip in unnoticed sometimes. Glad you liked it overall. 

Eyes Like the Sea by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 6]
Summary:

This is mainly Idril gushing over what a hunk Tuor is. I'm pretty sure that's canon.

I owe a thank you again to IgnobleBard for a quick and dirty Beta read.


Characters: Idril, Tuor
Challenges: Gift of a Story
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 820     Read Count: 110
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Published: January 07, 2017     Updated: January 07, 2017


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: January 09, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: Tuor Comes to Gondolin

nice. (there are two 'that' s in the third sentence...)

i like the contrast between 'valorous heart and mighty purpose' and 'he grinned' heheheh

On Writing Aman, or the Balance between the Mythic and the Real by Dawn Felagund

Rated: General | [Comments - 3]
Summary:

Fantasy writers, including creators of Tolkien-based fanworks, have long struggled to depict the "otherness" of realms like Aman. In the past, the Tolkien fan fiction community showed a preference for an idealistic portrayal of Aman that left little room for imperfection. My work has long taken the opposite approach, and in this essay, I argue for the artistic need and canonical basis for grounding stories set in Aman in a more recognizable reality of human experience. This essay was written for Back to Middle-earth Month 2017 for the orange/nonfiction path with the prompt "Worldbuilding."


Characters: Fëanor, Melkor, Ungoliant, Valar
Challenges: B2MeM 2017
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2841     Read Count: 119
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Published: March 03, 2017     Updated: March 03, 2017


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: August 12, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: On Writing Aman, or the Balance between the Mythic and the Real

fascinating and thought-provoking !

as my mum said to her brother, when he visited her in Mexico and kept commenting on the fine weather: 'this is Mexico, every day is fine !'. 

that is poignant stuff about Fëanor, i had not considered how inexplicable he must have found himself. however, with reference to your point that they came from Middle-earth to Aman already aware of death and the Enemy, Fëanor surely must have been able to confide in survivors of the crossing to Aman ?

curious that Fëanor should say 'first of all the Eldar in Aman' about his death, do you think he has forgotten his mother, or simply does not think her dead ? denial ? a symptom of the storm ?

yeah, making elves 'other' is tricky. i've read alot of sci-fi, the best aliens are in Bob Shaw's book 'Orbitsville'; they are so alien that 'our heroes' literally have nothing to say to them and no way of saying it anyway. ha, even dragons like Smaug are recognizably 'people', with emotions like pride, anger, and greed.  

of course, the marring of Arda began with the Music of Melkor before the world was made, and Aman is within Arda, so it is already flawed. but, for instance, what is Taniquetil really like ? eagles fly in and out with news.  big eagles. either Taniquetil becomes iced with guano, or Elves are shovelling eagle-droppings into wheelbarrows and carting them down to the fields. 

'illusion' is a loaded word, it implies the intent to decieve, but the Valar are naive, and limited, so they do what they can to improve things. they do not force on everyone the view that they have already succeeded, like real world 'leaders' do. 

i mean, the Valar were right, that staying in Aman would have been better for the Eldar. but then the Eldar would not have brought their culture back to Middle-Earth, which was better for middle-earth. did Eru sacrifice the Elves to save Middle-earth ? are Elves merely embodiments of the laws of nature, or symbols of the heroic dead of WW1 ? 

encore, maestro!



Author's Response:

Thank you for reading and especially for such a thoughtful comment! ^_^

Fëanor surely must have been able to confide in survivors of the crossing to Aman ?

It's certainly possible. Finwe himself, I would think, would be able to offer some consolation: As a leader of his people, he surely consoled those who grieved for their lost ones (possibly even lost people himself). I suppose it comes down to the extent that one believes the Valar were able to create this veneer of "deathlessness"; I wonder also how many Elves from Middle-earth regarded their lot in Aman as much improved over what they had in M-e, and whether Feanor might have felt that itself created a wall that prevented them--even if they understood grief--from fully connecting to HIS grief, as specifically occurring within Aman, i.e., grief was something left behind in M-e, which must have been particularly difficult for Feanor to hear, suffering as he did IN AMAN.

All of this is speculation, of course, but this is why we need fanfic. ;)

curious that Fëanor should say 'first of all the Eldar in Aman' about his death

But he specifically says "slain" first in Aman, i.e., killed by the deliberate act of another (the Valar), which does not apply to Miriel.

either Taniquetil becomes iced with guano, or Elves are shovelling eagle-droppings into wheelbarrows and carting them down to the fields.

LOL, that's a brilliant image! These are the things I often suspected I wasn't supposed to think about but, once I started writing fanfic, found I couldn't NOT think about.

If this detail appears in a Republic of Tirion story, I'll credit you. ;)

did Eru sacrifice the Elves to save Middle-earth ?

There's a line from Eru in the Ainulindale that I think explains this (and also strikes me as vaguely sinister to and that I exploited particularly in my story "Hastaina"): "And thou, Melkor, shall see that no theme may be played that hath not its uttermost source in me, nor can any alter the music in my despite. For he that attempteth this shall prove but mine instrument in the devisting of things more wonderful, which he himself hath not imagined."

So as you point out, the exile of the Noldor to M-e and all the tragedy that came with it was a necessary instrument to the eventual defeat of first Melkor and then Sauron. I would say, yes, the Elves were sacrificed in a way, though I don't think Eru would phrase it as such: Rather, their suffering produced something more beautiful than if they hadn't suffered. (Hence the sinister aspect! :)

Thank you once again for such a thought-provoking comment and taking the time to read my blatherings in the first place!

The Deaths of Kings: Historical Bias in the Death Scenes of Fëanor and Fingolfin by Dawn Felagund

Rated: General | [Comments - 3]
Summary:

The death scenes of Fëanor and Fingolfin parallel each other closely in plot, beginning with the rash pursuit of single combat with Morgoth. Yet the manner in which the narrator of The Silmarillion, Pengolodh, employs language and symbolism leads to two very different conclusions that likely served to advance Pengolodh's political and personal agenda. Written for B2MeM 2017 for the prompt "Analyze a Chapter or Passage" on the nonfiction (orange) path.


Characters: Fëanor, Fingolfin, Pengolodh
Challenges: B2MeM 2017
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: Character Death, Violence--Moderate
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 4891     Read Count: 86
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Published: March 08, 2017     Updated: March 08, 2017


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: April 07, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: The Deaths of Kings: Historical Bias in the Death Scenes of Fëanor and Fingolfin

unconsidered review, the esprit de l'escalier will follow...

 i agree with almost everything you say, and yet...

  consider two quotes from Lotr, Galadriel gives a gift to Frodo 'the light of Eärendil, our most beloved star' , which Fëanor made. , and Gandalf taliking about looking in the palantir to see the 'unimaginable hand of Fëanor at work'

it seems to me that everyone thinks of Fëanor as an almost maia-like figure, whereas Fingolfin is just his younger brother, whom Fëanor himself threatened with a sword.

Pengolodh was probably, in context, trying to rebalance a bias that already existed. Fëanor's life and strange death are so extraordinary that after his death he would have been viewed more sympathetically, in a much more heroic way than he was when alive, as most people are.  

 Also, he had seven sons, sworn to be as fanatical as him, surrounded by courtiers with singers in their entourages, all eager to praise the father of their hosts. Fingolfin probably had to endure the glorification of his older brother, who had caused so many problems, for hundreds of years, and remember that he himself had sworn to follow his brother.

so the logical conclusion, having taken up the mantle of kingship, is to follow his brother into single combat with the Enemy. (starting from the premise of their absurd oaths)

poor Fingolfin... Fëanor demanded literally impossible things from him; he insisted on being obeyed and followed, then burned the ships. you do not have to be able to sift through propaganda to get to facts like that...

 though i still agree with your article, the Silmarillion IS written in a biased way, for the son of Fingolfin, but probably in response to all the old quenya songs going on about 'our glorious leader' making silmarils and riding out in single combat to get them back, as if he could defy the weather, or gravity, or the sea.

 Fingolfin must have brooded over the injustice of the way he was represented, knowing the contempt his brother, and his nephews had for him and his tedious siege, until finally he SHOWED them how insane both his brother's final act and the notion of defeating Morgoth with swords really were.

He swore to follow Fëanor, and he kept his oath.

 

  'but we will meet them in battle nonetheless' (not even in Tolkien, but a good line) ,

as the Vala persistently warn the elves, brute force will not succeed; evil is not defeated by good people doing evil things, that is how evil spreads. consider Saruman...

of course, 'the Music of the Ainur is as fate...' so none of the elves really have any choice, or even rational agency. they are not Free like humans. (irl snigger)

in conclusion then, yes, Pengolodh is biased, but i think traves remain of the pre-existing bias he was trying to rebalance. 

its worth remembering that Tolkien was trying to build the missing anglo-saxon legendarium, which was destroyed by the Norman Conquest of england in 1066, the consequences of which are still causing misery to this day. The defeated saxons, who live mainly in the east of england, still live in Essex, or East Saxony, etc, and the mere fact of coming from Essex 'means' that you are considered stupid, not only by the fascists who siezed the land, but in general.

The fascists call themselves the nasty party, and despise everyone who is not related to them. it is tiresome and irritating and i'm glad i come from the other side of Hadrian's Wall. 

bias and propaganda... what can we do ? be scientific, i suppose, and strive for the truth.

One day in Doriath: Strength and Beauty. by hennethgalad

Rated: General | [Comments - 3]
Summary:

the relationship between Celeborn and Thranduil, the engagement of Celeborn and Galadriel. 


Characters: Celeborn, Elu Thingol, Galadriel, Melian, Oropher, Thranduil
Challenges: Strength and Beauty
Genres: Drama, Erotica
Warnings: ***Rape/Non-consensual Sex, ***Torture, Sexual Content--Graphic
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 15101     Read Count: 101
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Published: March 27, 2017     Updated: March 27, 2017


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: March 28, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: One day in Doriath: Strength and Beauty.

thankyou. i'm still struggling to upload text, and also trying to learn to link images to this site, my poor little brain is scrambled...

Things of Beauty by LadyBrooke

Rated: General | [Comments - 3]
Summary:

Thingol bargains for a necklace, the dwarves make a crown to scare dragons, and Narvi decides to make up for Celebrimbor's failings.

 

Three linked drabbles.


Characters: Azaghâl, Celebrimbor, Narvi, Nimloth
Challenges: B2MeM 2017, Strength and Beauty
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet, General
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 306     Read Count: 79
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Published: March 27, 2017     Updated: March 27, 2017


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: April 12, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

isnt the magic lighting on the doorway made of ithildin, and isnt it elvish ?

not that i dont like your sketches, very evocative :)



Author's Response:

Sorry for the late reply! The doorway enscribing is made of ithildin and was placed by an elf (specifically, Celebrimbor). But this isn't referring to him taking wire to the door and placing it on the door, though I can see how you got that impression! It's referring to him leaving the Halls of Moria, and going outside through the door to look up at the moon and sun and make sure the colors are right so he can make the new crown for Celebrimbor correctly.

I'm glad they were evocative, though.

Outrun, Outlast by StarSpray

Rated: Teens | [Comments - 1]
Summary:

Stay alive until this horror show is past

Eregion has fallen; Sauron is closely pursuing Elrond and Celeborn’s forces, who desperately need somewhere to hide.


Characters: Celeborn, Elrond, Eluréd, Elurín, Elves, Galadriel, Men, Original Character(s)
Challenges: B2MeM 2017
Genres: Adventure, General
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Warn
Series: Wisdom of the Evening Star, No Tale Tells
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 8697     Read Count: 274
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Published: March 30, 2017     Updated: August 26, 2017


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: April 04, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

cool, i never considered that Imladris must have been discovered...

really atmospheric

A Cloak of Magic by LadyBrooke

Rated: General | [Comments - 2]
Summary:

Thuringwethil was once an elf, and perhaps she will be again. 


Characters: Thuringwethil
Challenges: Strength and Beauty
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 200     Read Count: 82
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Published: April 09, 2017     Updated: April 09, 2017


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: April 12, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

i like your headcanon :)



Author's Response:

Thank you! I'm glad you like it.

In Praise of the Feast at Ivrin by Himring

Rated: General | [Comments - 1]
Summary:

Of the Feast of Reuniting at the pools of Ivrin it is said that the joy of that feast was long remembered in later days of sorrow.


Characters: Fingolfin, Noldor, Sindar
Challenges: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 169     Read Count: 71
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Published: May 01, 2017     Updated: May 01, 2017


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: June 02, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

i think i've got grit in my eyes, not crying at all ! *runs away* 



Author's Response:

I do apologize for making you "not cry at all"!

Thank you very much for reading and commenting!

Words by Himring

Rated: General | [Comments - 7]
Summary:

A short extra scene in the Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth:

Finrod and Andreth discuss matters of language.


Characters: Andreth, Finrod Felagund
Challenges: A Woman's Sceptre
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 831     Read Count: 139
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Published: May 09, 2017     Updated: May 09, 2017


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: May 09, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

of all the complex shapes in the universe, the shapes of thought are easily the most elaborate, and elusive.

this is a good discussion about one of the trickiest topics in philosophy; the indeterminacy of translation is still generating tons of tomes. but i like the way you ended with a slop bucket, philosophers say 'remember the table'.

language is impossible, obviously, but you know what i mean...

i like your 'devastatingly sincere' Finrod. reminds me of Professor Kirke from Narnia, as though you have channeled 🙈 C.S.Lewis. of course, i havent read the Athrabeth. 



Author's Response:

Thank you very much!

I'm glad that this makes sense to a reader who hasn't read the Athrabeth! (The summary I linked is a good one, if you haven't got access to the text, but of course it isn't in the Professor's voice.)

I feel I've only touched on the topic, almost, really.

Good to hear that you liked the slop bucket!

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: 47
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Published: September 14, 2017     Updated: September 14, 2017


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

:) i like the inhuman thing, and i really like the background, but most of all i like the way she's blowing then like thistledown ! marvellous !

To Voyage in Their Courses by Vulgarweed

Rated: General | [Comments - 6]
Summary:

The choosing of Arien and Tilion. (Ficlet)


Characters: Arien, Tilion
Challenges: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: Subcreation: A Collection
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 529     Read Count: 50
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Published: September 14, 2017     Updated: September 14, 2017


Reviewer: hennethgalad Signed
Date: September 15, 2017
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

ooh i like this one, its more like a poem than prose. or ballet, or music. 

i especially like the 'dove-grey, beech-bow-bearing stripling', it seems to capture, in Elvish, the gentleness of moonlight