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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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Stories by oshun

Summer's End by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Comments - 3]
Summary:

For the Noldor, the personal is always political. This story has humor, conflict, scandal, and a crazy mixture of discord and affection, which characterize the Finweans as I write them. This story is set shortly before the founding of Nevrast, before the Mereth Aderthad.

Written for Sultry in September fic swap for Burning_Nightingale, who requested Maedhros/Fingon among other characters. The story elements, which I am trying to provide are: "Angst or fluff (or both), either something plot-driven or character study. Optional ideas I would be interested to see include; something to do with horses, a piece of jewellery featured, something incorporating a major canon event, something about a journey in the wilderness, something about the beauty of nature, a battle or fight."


Characters: Aredhel, Fingolfin, Fingon, Idril, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: Gift of a Story
Genres: Drama, General, Het, Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 25698     Read Count: 4911
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Published: September 04, 2013     Updated: November 06, 2014


That's Not Funny! by oshun

Rated: Adult | [Comments - 8]
Summary:

In their youth in Valinor, Maedhros has a secret crush on Fingon, his younger half-cousin, and Maglor loves to tease him about it.

A ficlet of 550 words in response to the SWG Back to Middle-earth Month challenge, day 11, humor misunderstood. (R-rated for language and implication only.) Also, translation of Quenya names at the bottom for those who want them.


Characters: Celegorm, Fingon, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: B2MeM 2009
Genres: Humor
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 550     Read Count: 1556
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Published: March 11, 2009     Updated: March 11, 2009


The Bar Joke by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 8]
Summary: Day 19 SWG Back to Middle-earth Month entry. The prompt: "If you could pass on three pieces of wisdom to future generations, what would they be?"

Summary: "Four guys were sitting in a bar . . . " (the Fab Four of the Finwean Cousins). A drabble and a half (150 words as counted by MS Word and the author). G-rated, but with warnings for extreme irreverence.
Characters: Fingon, Finrod Felagund, Maedhros, Turgon
Challenges: B2MeM 2009
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 154     Read Count: 1018
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Published: March 19, 2009     Updated: March 19, 2009


The Beautiful Battlements of the Fortress on Himring Hill by oshun, IgnobleBard

Rated: Teens | [Comments - 4]
Summary:

Written at the request of Moetushie-–in the form of a comment fic on her LJ. Not much of a plot, simply Fingon and Maedhros sitting in a room at the top of Himring Hill Castle K-I-S-S-I-N-G. With a Beta read by Ignoble Bard and with some serious help from him in closing it--on the co-writing credit: he wrote the last sentence; I edited it lightly. (Without him, I probably couldn't write at all, too fraught with self doubt.)


Characters: Erestor, Fingon, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: Gift of a Story
Genres: General, Humor, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1153     Read Count: 727
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Published: October 13, 2012     Updated: October 13, 2012


The Beginning by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Comments - 3]
Summary:

Extended drabble on the theme of Elrond and Gil-galad
as requested by Claudio for his 2007 birthday.
(Non-graphic slash. Just a kiss.)

**MEFA 2007 Nominee**


Characters: Elrond, Gil-galad
Challenges: Gift of a Story
Genres: Drama, Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 761     Read Count: 898
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Published: May 22, 2007     Updated: May 22, 2007


The Blue Boar Inn by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 3]
Summary:

Crossover! (English history and The Silmarillion) Written for an LJ comment fic challenge for this request from Just_Jenni: "Place the sons of Feanor into a Richard the Third setting in actual history. Any time, any place, but the sons MUST be in character and they MUST have some sort of interaction with Richard."

Richard III and Francis Lovell spend an evening in Leicester at the Blue Boar Inn shortly before the Battle of Bosworth with Silmarillion heroes Maedhros and Maglor. (Intended to work for anyone who knows either of the canons.)


Characters: Maedhros, Maglor, Men
Challenges: Another Place in Time
Genres: Crossover
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1399     Read Count: 1200
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Published: November 21, 2013     Updated: November 21, 2013


The Critic by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 4]
Summary:

In the bliss of Valinor in the Years of the Trees, Maglor plays a new song for Aredhel and Celegorm. It is mainly about the suffering of the artist unappreciated by the Philistines closest to him. Oh, yes, I like these two cousins together also. Tolkien hooked me when he said of Aredhel, “There she was often in the company of the sons of Fëanor, her kin; but to none was her heart's love given.” Ah, I see. But it could have been. Then he sends her later on to leave Gondolin, set upon visiting Celegorm. Obviously, they were wildly infatuated with one another in their youth. The story is still Gen Fic at its heart.


Characters: Aredhel, Celegorm, Maglor
Challenges: Family Matters
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 435     Read Count: 505
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Published: September 02, 2012     Updated: September 02, 2012


The Death of Finwë by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 8]
Summary:

Fëanor, summoned out of banishment by the Valar, arrives at the home of Eärwen and Finarfin the day before Manwë’s long to be remembered high feast on Taniquetil. No one knows what to expect from the Valar, but they certainly least of all expected the darkening of Valinor and the death of Finwë. (Written from Eärwen’s point of view.)


Characters: Eärwen, Fëanor, Finarfin
Challenges: Behind the Scenes
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 3597     Read Count: 92
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Published: November 12, 2017     Updated: November 12, 2017


The Dragon Helm of Belegost by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 1]
Summary:

 

B2MeM, March 7, 2011, Belegost, prompt: Overcoming prejudices is as hard in Middle-earth as in our primary universe. Write a story or poem or create artwork where the characters try to reach across racial or gender or any other barrier.

 

Summary: Maedhros gives Fingon a gift; Fingon holds a strong prejudice against certain forms of Dwarven aesthetics. A true drabble written in dialogue only.

 


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet, General, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 100     Read Count: 746
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Published: March 06, 2011     Updated: March 06, 2011


The Feast of Reuniting by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 2]
Summary:

Written to the prompt to start a story with Charles Dickens' opening line from A Tale of Two Cities: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." (Perhaps, it could be read as a non-spoilery trailer for my Mereth Aderthad.)


Characters: Daeron, Maglor
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno, Stories of the Sindar
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 449     Read Count: 794
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Published: April 07, 2011     Updated: April 07, 2011


The Fire of Their Hearts Was Young by oshun

Rated: Adult | [Comments - 1]
Summary:

Response to the Slashy Santa (Jingle Bells in June) request by Ennorwen for a story “Set sometime after The Flight of The Noldor, and despite everything at least somewhat hopeful in tone." The story is slash and the pairing is Finrod and Fingon.

**MEFA 2007 Nominee**


Characters: Amarië, Aredhel, Fingolfin, Fingon, Finrod Felagund, Idril, Maedhros
Challenges: None
Genres: General, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2741     Read Count: 886
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Published: July 07, 2007     Updated: July 07, 2007


The Flower Market by oshun

Rated: Adult | [Comments - 1]
Summary:

Maedhros as a callow youth during the years of the Noontide of Valinor, with a girl! Yes! That kind of thing really happened to him. Read Dawn Felagund’s Another Man’s Cage. Also my humble thanks to Christina Rossetti for writing “Goblin Market,” from which I stole my inspiration and a couple of words.


Characters: Maedhros, Original Character(s)
Challenges: B2MeM 2012
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 500     Read Count: 556
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Published: March 06, 2012     Updated: March 06, 2012


The Isles of Cinnamon by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 3]
Summary:

SWG Back to Middle-earth Month 2011 challenges: Day 15, The Shire; the cuisine of The Shire is unsurpassed. Write a story or poem, or create a work of art, featuring food. And Day 18, Wilderland; the act of kindness or hospitability usually comes from a generous heart. Write a story where your character displays this virtue.

It is fanon that Elves can never be fat. It is my invention, but I believe a plausible one, that spices would be hard to come by in the hidden city of Gondolin. Idril plans a sumptuous dinner for guests, including Salgant, Lord of the House of the Harp (who is described in The Book of Lost Tales II as “heavy and squat”). Tuor enjoys admiring his wife and young son and tiny Eärendil dreams of sailing to faraway places. Oh, my! Almost forgot to thank Elleth and Erulisse at the Lizard Council for nitpicking this one. Thank you, again!


Characters: Eärendil, Idril, Salgant, Tuor
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 754     Read Count: 714
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Published: March 20, 2011     Updated: March 20, 2011


The Line of Elros by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 5]
Summary:

This collection will include ficlets and other short pieces which deal with Elros and his descendants.

. . . but Elros his brother chose to abide with Men. And from these brethren alone has come among Men the blood of the Firstborn and a strain of the spirits divine that were before Arda; for they were the sons of Elwing, Dior’s daughter, Lúthien’s son, child of Thingol and Melian; and Eärendil their father was the son of Idril Celebrindal, Turgon’s daughter of Gondolin. –The Silmarillion.

For bunn.

The first chapter was written in response to a request by Bunn for an Elros drabble.


Characters: None
Challenges: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 100     Read Count: 83
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Published: January 12, 2017     Updated: January 12, 2017


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: 106
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Published: July 15, 2017     Updated: July 15, 2017


The Threat of Spring by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 6]
Summary:

My entry for day 14 of the SWG Back to Middle-earth Month challenge. The prompt is: What is your favourite season? . . . . how your character would appreciate (or not) the same things.

A ficlet wherein a grumpy Fingon faces spring, once his favorite season. (Fingon/Maedhros)

 


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: B2MeM 2009
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 384     Read Count: 892
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Published: March 15, 2009     Updated: March 15, 2009


To My Father by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 5]
Summary:

Response to prompt for Day Four: March 4 of the Silmarillion Writers Guild observance of Back to Middle-earth Month. Relating to role models, I chose to write a drabble about feelings that Maedhros might have wanted to communicate to his father.

MEFA 2009, Third Place in First Age and Prior: Drabbles

 


Characters: Fëanor, Maedhros
Challenges: B2MeM 2009
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 100     Read Count: 922
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Published: March 04, 2009     Updated: March 04, 2009


To Place Oneself above Loyalty or Betrayal by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 2]
Summary: Write a story where the characters have to decide between loyalty or betrayal. Celebrimbor makes his choice at Nargothrond. I’m pushing a little here to squeeze out a few more passport stamps for myself. For March 9, B2MeM 2011, Nargothrond.
Characters: Celebrimbor
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 152     Read Count: 605
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Published: April 05, 2011     Updated: April 05, 2011


To Whom All Birds Are Dear by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 1]
Summary:

I got distracted by myself and my obsessing over a picture and forgot the prompt that I was writing. Tarion Anarore asked for "Hmm... The one with Fingon at the onset of the Dagor Bragollach." And instead she got Fingon and a bird!

Thanks, Ignoble Bard, for the Beta and entertainment along with the nitpicking. Your generosity is never taken for granted.


Characters: Aredhel, Fingon
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 400     Read Count: 253
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Published: November 28, 2013     Updated: November 28, 2013


Trifles by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Comments - 0]
Summary:

A collection of Tolkien-based ficlets of varying subject matter and length written in response to this LJ challenge: "Tell me about a story I haven't written, and I'll give you between one and three sentences from that story. No holds barred. O-fic or any fandom you know I write."


Characters: Celegorm, Curufin, Fingon, Finrod Felagund, Huan, Lalaith, Lúthien Tinúviel, Maedhros, Orcs, Sons of Fëanor, Túrin
Challenges: None
Genres: General, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 818     Read Count: 4293
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Published: November 25, 2013     Updated: November 25, 2013


Two for Trouble by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 6]
Summary: Written for the SWG July 2007  "The Terrible Twos!" Challenge.
Characters: Amras, Amrod, Maedhros, Nerdanel, Original Character(s)
Challenges: Terrible Twos, Ankle Biters
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 527     Read Count: 1004
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Published: August 05, 2007     Updated: August 05, 2007


Uinen’s Revenge by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 5]
Summary:


Back to Middle-earth Month Challenge, Day 21 – The Prompt: Describe a big storm . . . place it in Tolkien's world. A fixed-length ficlet of 125 words (counted by MS Word). “But Uinen wept for the mariners of the Teleri; and the sea rose in wrath against the slayers, so that many of the ships were wrecked and those in them drowned.” (The Silmarillion, “The Flight of the Noldor.”)

 


Characters: Fëanor, Maedhros, Uinen
Challenges: B2MeM 2009
Genres: Adventure, Drama
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 119     Read Count: 901
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Published: March 21, 2009     Updated: March 21, 2009


Ulmo’s Palace by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Comments - 4]
Summary:

Written for the prompts: Curufin and Ulmo's Palace; for the Probably AU Genfic Swap at Elffetish. One of those cute 'lil elfing stories which contains dark undertones and/or is blasphemous to the Valar.


Characters: Celebrimbor, Curufin, Original Character(s)
Challenges: Ankle Biters, Canon with a Twist, Sea Voyages
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2516     Read Count: 1611
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Published: June 14, 2010     Updated: June 19, 2010


Unrepentant Lovers by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Comments - 4]
Summary: Very short, less than 500 words, in which Fingon and Maedhros discuss regrets or lack thereof on the night before they last separate to prepare their own hosts and allies for the Battle of Unnumbered Tears. 2010 Middle-earth Fanfiction Awards Nominee
Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: Fanon Inverted
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 447     Read Count: 913
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Published: March 29, 2010     Updated: March 29, 2010


We Weren’t Born to Follow by oshun

Rated: General | [Comments - 4]
Summary:

In response to the SWG Challenge "Revolution." Prompt: Bon Jovi, “We Weren’t Born To Follow”? video | lyrics

The Noldor were always a contentious people. Finwë and Míriel before they leave on the great Trek across the mountains to the sea.

 


Characters: Finwë, Míriel Serindë
Challenges: Revolution
Genres: Adventure, General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1422     Read Count: 122
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Published: February 16, 2017     Updated: February 16, 2017