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Penname: oshun [Contact]
Real name: Janet
Member Since: May 22, 2007
Membership status: Member

Bio:

Writer of fanfiction, obsessed with The Silmarillion. My non-Silmarillion-based fiction is posted on Archive of Our Own at Oshun.


Back to Middle-earth Month 2017--Night and Day


Season of Writing Dangerously 2013 Winner


Also, I usually write a monthly biography of characters of The Silmarillion here on the SWG, archived under "Periodicals," Character of the Month Biographies. "Aulë the Smith" placed First in Non-Fiction: Character Studies in the 2008 MEFAs. In the 2009 MEFAs, “Elwing the White” received Second Place in Non-Fiction: General and “Fingon The Valiant” received an Honorable Mention in Non-Fiction: General.





 


  


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Oshun's 2017 SWG Challenge Stamp Collection
Taboo challenge creator

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Taboo challenge reviewed 5 fanworks

Taboo challenge reviewed 10 fanworks

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Revolution challenge created a fanwork about revolution

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Stories by oshun

Love Not Wisdom by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Comments - 2]
Summary:

Drabble (or, more accurately, a drabble and a half - 150 words) written for Elfscribe, who asked for Beleg and Túrin. Follows in the same universe as my story "Will Overruled by Fate."


Characters: Beleg, Túrin
Challenges: New Beginnings
Genres: Drama, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 159     Read Count: 671
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Published: September 19, 2008     Updated: September 19, 2008


Love Poem by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 5]
Summary:

In the interests of being a good member of a community that has chosen to observe National Poetry Month and the risk of great personal embarrassment, I present my humble effort in two blessedly short verses. So, before I lose my courage, I offer my view, tin-ear and all, on what I see as the greatest almost-canon love story of The Silmarillion. (Implied slash.)

Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: Duel of Songs, One True Love, Promises Made / Promises Broken
Genres: Poetry, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 41     Read Count: 909
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Published: April 22, 2008     Updated: April 22, 2008


Lullaby by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Comments - 4]
Summary:

MEFA 2011 NOMINEE
After the death of Fingolfin, Fingon says good-bye before taking Ereinion and his mother to the Havens. The lyrics of the song are important to me, because I chose Fingon as the father of Gil-galad because Orodreth was simply not big enough for me.


Characters: Fingon, Gil-galad, Original Character(s)
Challenges: Fifth Birthday Celebration
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 763     Read Count: 925
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Published: September 19, 2010     Updated: September 19, 2010


Lúthien Meets Beren by oshun

Rated: Adult | [Comments - 5]
Summary:

MEFA 2011 Third Place in Romance, Smaug's Treasure Award
Rivendell, Day 19, write a story or create a piece of artwork centered on meetings or reunions. (This one is a very soft R-rated piece.) I always wondered what Lúthien saw in that grubby unwashed Beren. Shallow person that I am, I figured he had to have been hot and had a sense of humor at very least.


Characters: Beren, Lúthien Tinúviel
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Sexual Content--Mild
Series: Stories of the Sindar
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 536     Read Count: 1055
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Published: March 22, 2011     Updated: March 22, 2011


Maitimo and Findekáno by oshun

Rated: Adult | [Comments - 11]
Summary:


Story of young Fingon’s love for Maedhros and its reciprocation. Set in Tirion before the creation of the Simarils. (Slash.)
MEFA 2007, Second Place: Romance: Second Age or Earlier


Characters: Celegorm, Curufin, Fëanor, Fingolfin, Fingon, Maedhros, Maglor, Nerdanel
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 14449     Read Count: 14586
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Published: May 22, 2007     Updated: August 29, 2012


Manwë's Birthday Party by Dawn Felagund, Tarion Anarore, Rhapsody, oshun, Isil Elensar, pandemonium_213, Beatrisu

Rated: Teens Round robin | [Comments - 10]
Summary:

Round robin. Feel free to join in! In honor of SWG's second birthday, we offer a sillyfic about what may have happened if Varda held a party for her beloved husband ... and invited all of Aman. Please see the Story Notes for more details before adding to the story.


Characters: Celegorm, Fingon, Lórien, Maedhros, Maglor, Mandos, Manwë, Nessa, Tulkas, Vairë, Varda, Yavanna
Challenges: None
Genres: General, Humor
Warnings: Expletive Language
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 4780     Read Count: 16179
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Published: July 30, 2007     Updated: December 07, 2009


Master Swordsmith by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 4]
Summary:

Fëanáro wants to make swords.


Characters: Fëanor, Finwë, Nerdanel
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 442     Read Count: 280
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Published: October 08, 2013     Updated: October 08, 2013


Mereth Aderthad by oshun

Rated: Adult | [Comments - 29]
Summary:

Newest Chapter: 8 - "Promises and Negotiations." This is the story of the events of the Feast of Reuniting. A continuation of my interpretation of the tales of the Noldor in the First Age, focusing principally, but not solely upon Fingon and Maedhros. (See Maitimo and Findekáno and A New Day, which precede this one in the story cycle.) I'd like to thank the writers of the Lizard Council, including IgnobleBard, Elfscribe, Erulisse, Russandol, Hallbera, Lilithlessfair, Surgical Steel, and particularly Pandemonium. Also, want to thank Spiced Wine for her ongoing support of this story.

MEFA 2009,  First Place - Elves: Incomplete


Characters: Daeron, Fingolfin, Fingon, Finrod Felagund, Mablung, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno, Stories of the Sindar
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 28423     Read Count: 15622
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Published: September 14, 2008     Updated: March 17, 2015


Mothers and Daughters by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 2]
Summary:

Just a scrap of not much of anything. For a Femslash Friday submission. Not very slashy even under a microscope. But if I say it is, it is. The requirements are actually flexible. Women liking women is sufficient. (Birthday girl, Zeen, I hope you do not think I am a cheapskate for doubling up a ficlet for you into a challenge entry!)


Characters: Anairë, Aredhel, Eärwen, Finrod Felagund, Galadriel
Challenges: Strong Women
Genres: General, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 268     Read Count: 353
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Published: May 17, 2013     Updated: May 17, 2013


My Captain and My King by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 4]
Summary:

A biased account of the leadership qualities of Maedhros written by a die-hard supporter. Some might call this piece the epitome of the literary form of the unreliable narrator. This is one follower's reflections upon Maedhros. Since The Silmarillion is filled with events in the life of Maedhros, one may draw their own conclusions, but remember that history is written by the victors.


Characters: Maedhros, Original Character(s)
Challenges: B2MeM 2012
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 437     Read Count: 543
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Published: March 08, 2012     Updated: March 08, 2012


My Grandfather's Cottage by oshun

Rated: Adult | [Comments - 4]
Summary:

2011 Middle-earth Fanfiction Awards - First Place, Elves General, and Smaug's Treasure award.

This is a story of tragic heroes of the First Age, while they were young elves in love in Valinor, inexperienced and foolish. Ecthelion, a half-Telerin nerdy musician who fancies himself to be rather worldly and fashionable, sets himself the task of seducing his best friend Glorfindel, a charming math prodigy. The story provides a glimpse at contrasts between Telerin, Noldorin, and Vanyarin cultures, which turns wildly AU in relation to the inclusion of the festival of the Gates of Summer. It’s but a little romp of a love story about growing up spoiled and privileged in Aman during the Years of the Trees.


Characters: Ecthelion, Elrond, Glorfindel, Maglor
Challenges: None
Genres: Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 6025     Read Count: 1023
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Published: February 15, 2011     Updated: February 15, 2011


My Greatest Fear by oshun

Rated: Adult | [Comments - 6]
Summary:

A ficlet in which Fingon visits Maedhros at Himring Hill and they confess their greatest fears to one another. (Fingon/Maedhros: soft R, at the highest.)

My entry for day 13 of the SWG Back to Middle-earth Month challenge. The prompt: Write a story where the characters have to confront their greatest fears.

 


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: B2MeM 2009
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 606     Read Count: 904
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Published: March 13, 2009     Updated: March 13, 2009


My Heart on My Skin by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Comments - 7]
Summary:

Written for the SWG January 2017 Challenge: Taboo. Fingon and Finrod provide material for the sub-part, “Religious Taboos,” with references as well to “Culture Shock,” “Table Manners,” “Found Out,” “Consequences,” “Sexual Deviance,” “Etiquette,” "Incest," and “Ethnocentrism and Prejudice.” (I might be overlooking more—this month's prompts were rich indeed. Once I choose the first prompt, the others fell into place effortlessly.)

Fingon wants a graphic symbol of his love. In this world—Tirion, Age of the Trees, my personal canon—Fingon is in a committed relationship. He is of age, although barely, and his cousin Finrod (Ingo herein) is only a few years younger. But despite youth and questionable judgment, Fingon is his own man and does not need this ploy to attract and hold the attention of his beloved.  (But Fingon never gets tired of trying ever more extreme stunts to prove his love to Maedhros.)

This story is multi-purposed also. The biggest aider and abettor of my ficcish meanderings, IgnobleBard, asked me for a Finrod and Fingon friendship fic. Here ya go, writing buddy, hope you enjoy it!


Characters: Fingon, Finrod Felagund
Challenges: Family Matters, Gift of a Story, Taboo
Genres: General, Humor, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Warn
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1209     Read Count: 147
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Published: January 25, 2017     Updated: January 25, 2017


My Shining Stars by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 9]
Summary: And now for something a bit controversial: Elrond stands on the deck of the ship carrying him to Aman writing notes in a journal.
MEFA 2008, Second Place, Elves: House of Elrond
SWG Silmarillion Anniversary Contest, Third Place Winner, Short Works


Characters: Elrond, Elros, Elwing, Eärendil, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: Anniversary Contest--CLOSED, Sea Voyages, Wish upon a Star
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 831     Read Count: 1698
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Published: September 29, 2007     Updated: September 29, 2007


Name Five Characters Who Would Love To Attend A Family Reunion by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 2]
Summary:

This stated out as a Fannish Friday Five on Live Journal and then I decided to share, as it actually could fit the SWG 5th Birthday "Five Things" challenge.


Characters: Aredhel, Caranthir, Celegorm, Curufin, Fingon, Finrod Felagund, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: Family Matters, Fifth Birthday Celebration
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 331     Read Count: 1026
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Published: October 01, 2010     Updated: October 01, 2010


No Justice to Yourself by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Comments - 6]
Summary:

Erestor sails to Valinor and finds himself involved with someone he was infatuated with as a youth. Based upon the request by Darth Fingon, in the 2009 Ardor in August fic swap, for Finarfin/Erestor, set in the Fourth Age in Aman, including secrecy and moral doubt. Did not want a fluffy, happy romance and if Earwen is part of the story and/or finds out about the affair, she should not be soppily happy for them. Huge thank yous to: IgnobleBard, Lilithlessfair, and Aearwen, for reading and providing corrections and suggestions.
2010 Middle-earth Fanfiction Awards -- First Place in Races: Elves: Noldorin Elves


Characters: Celebrían, Elrond, Eärwen, Finarfin, Fingon, Finrod Felagund, Galadriel
Challenges: Fanon Inverted, Gift of a Story
Genres: Drama, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Expletive Language, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Mild
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 8412     Read Count: 1185
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Published: August 17, 2009     Updated: August 17, 2009


Noldolantë – Maglor’s Lament by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 3]
Summary:

This is an micro-essay and a banner created as an extended introduction to a fic-rec list pulled together to celebrate Maglor’s Day on the Fëanorian Week celebration on Tumblr and initially inspired by the SWG Strength and Beauty March 2017 challenge.


Characters: Maglor, Noldor, Sons of Fëanor, Uldor
Challenges: Strength and Beauty
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 672     Read Count: 109
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Published: March 21, 2017     Updated: March 21, 2017


Nothing To Forgive by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 7]
Summary: This was inspired by Jenny Dolfen’s lovely painting of Nerdanel and Maedhros called “Forgiveness.” The artist and I interpret the canon slightly differently. I call mine “Nothing To Forgive.”
Characters: Maedhros, Nerdanel
Challenges: Family Matters
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno, A Nerdanel Series
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 838     Read Count: 1187
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Published: July 08, 2012     Updated: July 08, 2012


Of Night and Light and The Half-light by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 5]
Summary:

This is a place for short contributions or graphics (mostly but not all from Back-to-Middle-earth Month 2012). The title is from "He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven" by William Butler Yeats. Some are serious and some are silly.

Added "Death of Arvedui" graphic.


Characters: Aredhel, Fëanor, Fingolfin, Finrod Felagund, Idril, Maedhros, Maglor, Noldor, Númenóreans, Orcs, Sauron, Sons of Fëanor, Valar
Challenges: B2MeM 2012
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno, Art/graphics
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 716     Read Count: 16544
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Published: March 04, 2012     Updated: October 03, 2014


Of Wonders Wild and New by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Comments - 5]
Summary:

A story of Galadriel and Luthien in Doriath, early First Age. Written for International Day of Femslash 2014. Many thanks to Ignoble Bard for the rush Beta of this.


Characters: None
Challenges: International Day of Femslash
Genres: Slash/Femslash
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2222     Read Count: 193
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Published: July 19, 2014     Updated: July 19, 2014


On Writing Tolkien's Elves by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 6]
Summary:

I took the opportunity of the August 2012 Non-fiction challenge at the LotR Community Live Journal to write up some very personal thoughts of my own. I spend a part of every month, trying to write a character biography for the Silmarillion Writers Guild. Those are certainly not free of opinion, but are hopefully written in a more objective and overall more scholarly tone than this one. Anyway, for your kind perusal is this piece, halfway between a rant and a whine, but filled with not only with heart, but references to the texts.


Characters: Elves, Men
Challenges: Differing Perspectives
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 4753     Read Count: 551
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Published: September 24, 2013     Updated: September 24, 2013


One Can Never Go Home Again by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 2]
Summary:

B2MeM 2011, March 16: Arnor. Write a story which begins with this line: “A gentle breeze brushed the hilltop, combing the ruins. In the Fourth Age of Arda, the re-embodied Fingon and Maedhros visit the ruins of Formenos.


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 100     Read Count: 737
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Published: March 17, 2011     Updated: March 17, 2011


Renacimiento by oshun

Rated: Adult | [Comments - 7]
Summary:

Elrond is a charming flirt with a massive crush who is saving himself for a special first time. I never pictured myself writing this one, but felt perversely attracted to it when I read the prompt. The recipient gave me a softer way out, the choice to go with another less controversial pairing. But after consideration, I fell for this one.

The title, Renacimiento is Spanish. I liked the sound of it and had just watched a Spanish TV show about the Renaissance when I needed a name. (Yes, it also means Renassiance).  What is wrong with English or even Quenya? I liked all of the multiple meanings my dictionary gave me for the Spanish word: rebirth, revival, renewal, etc. My hero and POV character Maedhros gets a little of all of that from the intrepid young Elrond. Like to think the encounter enriched Elrond's life as well.

Thanks to Ignoble Bard for the Beta. He has been with me all the way through this one from the first rough lines to the last touch up. Thank you also to Lilithlessfair, Pandemonium, and Russandol, who painstakingly went over this and offered their suggestions. I am not always fun to Beta, but I do appreciate how lucky I am to have such wonderful writers and friends willing to give me a hand.


Characters: Elrond, Elros, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, Humor, Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Sexual Content--Moderate
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 8268     Read Count: 898
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Published: February 15, 2012     Updated: February 15, 2012


Sacrifice by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 3]
Summary:

Himring: Write a story where characters make sacrifices in order to achieve their goals; March 11 B2MeM 2011. (Thank you to my dearest IgnobleBard for Beta reading.)


Characters: Fingolfin, Fingon, Maedhros, Turgon
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 720     Read Count: 755
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Published: April 04, 2011     Updated: April 04, 2011


Strength Bestows Beauty by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 2]
Summary:

"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

SWG March 2017 Strength and Beauty Challenge
B2MeM 2017 (blue path/artwork/secondary colors/Tolkien quote)
Fëanorian Week Tumblr 2017 -
Day 1- Maedhros - > Adjusting/Coping, Beauty



Characters: Maedhros
Challenges: B2MeM 2017, Strength and Beauty
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 551     Read Count: 102
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Published: March 19, 2017     Updated: March 19, 2017