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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.





 


  


Best KissIluvadiacriticsSWG Unsung HeroYou Made Me Love You (I didn't want to do it)Straight to the HeartMost Delightful HeresyThe Power and the Passion


       


Oshun's 2017 SWG Challenge Stamp Collection
Taboo challenge creator

first challenge creator

first challenge reviewer

Taboo challenge reviewer

Taboo challenge reviewed 5 fanworks

Taboo challenge reviewed 10 fanworks

Revolution challenge creator

Revolution challenge created a fanwork about revolution

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Stories by oshun

A Harmony in Autumn by oshun

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

A tale of belatedly requited love, with a dose of politics, set in the period immediately preceding the foundation of the city of Gondolin. Written in response to Slashy Santa 2007 request by Talullah Red. (Beta: the ever-generous Ignoblebard.)

Honorable Mention - MEFA 2008


Characters: Ecthelion, Fingon, Glorfindel, Turgon
Challenges: Gift of a Story, One True Love
Genres: General, Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 6026     Read Count: 1495
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Published: December 24, 2007     Updated: December 24, 2007


A Kindred Heart by oshun

Rated: General | [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Indis meets Nerdanel and responds to her. References to: Noldorin society in Valinor during the Years of the Trees, sons, husbands, art, family dynamics and dysfunctionality, even a brief mention (non-graphic) of childbirth/labor. Started a while ago, but finished at this time in response to the  legendarium ladies april event on Tumblr.


Characters: Fëanor, Finwë, Indis, Maedhros, Míriel Serindë, Nerdanel
Challenges: Family Matters
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno, A Nerdanel Series
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 3808     Read Count: 497
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Published: April 17, 2014     Updated: April 17, 2014


A Kiss Is Never Just a Kiss by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

This is pure and simple crack!fic written for Chaotic Binky’s Valinor Slash Awards. It received the award for Best Kiss. Seriously, every participant receives an award--best award program ever! (I know I belong in kindergarten. I cry when I lose.) Thanks to Binky for the opportunity to have fun and for her brilliant setting for this silly story.

Oops! Just realized that I disgracefully forgot to credit my beta; IgnobleBard went through this one for me (it was a while ago, months I think! that is my excuse anyway for being so late with this thank you).


Characters: Círdan, Fingon, Finwë, Legolas, Maedhros
Challenges: None
Genres: Humor, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Sexual Content--Mild
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1445     Read Count: 702
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Published: April 23, 2013     Updated: April 23, 2013


A Little More Broken by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

This story is based upon a mystery element within my short story No Justice to Yourself. It stands alone, but it contains the revelation of Erestor's old boyfriend who had recently dumped him in that story. While it is a prequel of sorts to "No Justice to Yourself," it is a short story which may be understood on its own.

Ignoble Bard did even more than he usual does in his Beta of this story. He forced me to write an ending when I just wanted to stop. Thank you very much, my dear friend.


Characters: Elrond, Erestor, Gil-galad, Glorfindel
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1873     Read Count: 544
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Published: February 27, 2013     Updated: February 27, 2013


A New Day by oshun

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 33]
Summary:

(New: see illustration by Robinka, added as Chapter 12.) This is a sequel to my first tale, (Maitimo and Findekáno), in my cycle of stories recounting the life-long relationship between Fingon and Maedhros. It occurs after the definitive fracture between the Houses of Feanor and Fingolfin and the flight of the Noldor to Middle-earth. Beginning immediately after Fingon’s rescue of Maedhros from the cliffs of Thangorodrim, it tells of how Fingon and Maedhros reunite and together resolve to heal the divisions among the Noldor. (Slash.)

MEFA 2008 First Place, Longer Works: General
MEFA 2007 2nd Place, Elves: Incomplete


Characters: Amras, Amrod, Aredhel, Celegorm, Curufin, Fingolfin, Fingon, Finrod Felagund, Galadriel, Idril, Maedhros, Maglor, Turgon
Challenges: Love Conquers All, New Beginnings, One True Love
Genres: Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 52811     Read Count: 27820
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Published: June 15, 2007     Updated: April 15, 2009


A Ponderous Tome by oshun

Rated: General | [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

A short character study of a youthful Elrond and a reflection on an aspect of his relationship with Maedhros and Maglor; in response to Day 26 of the B2MeM challenge. The prompt is: “a teacher who played a key role . . . . write a character who educated his people in some way.”

MEFA 2009,  Third Place - First Age and Prior:
Featuring Maedhros or Maglor
Tree and Flower Awards 2013, First Place
Favorite Characerization of Elrond


Characters: Elrond, Elros, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: Ankle Biters, B2MeM 2009
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1105     Read Count: 2489
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Published: March 26, 2009     Updated: March 26, 2009


A Real Beauty by oshun

Rated: General | [Reviews - 4]
Summary: A double-drabble in response to the SWG Back to Middle-earth Month challenge, day 8, “contrast beauty/ugliness.”

It’s a story of young Finwean firebrands in love (Aredhel/Celegorm). I knew I would eventually get around to writing something like this. I’ve always imagined that Aredhel and Celegorm shared a youthful romance in Valinor.


Characters: Aredhel, Celegorm
Challenges: B2MeM 2009
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 206     Read Count: 1025
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Published: March 07, 2009     Updated: March 07, 2009


A Sad Tale's Best for Winter by oshun, Dawn Felagund

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

Prompt: B2MeM 2014 - Write a story or create art about the midwinter holiday (Yule or another midwinter holiday of your choosing).

Elrond looks back on Yuletides past at two distinct periods in his life, nearly an Age and a half apart. “The famous saudade of the Portuguese is a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present, a turning towards the past or towards the future; not an active discontent or poignant sadness but an indolent dreaming wistfulness.” (In Portugal, by AFG Bell, 1912.)

Artwork included is by Dawn Felagund. (Calligraphy and illumination of brief passages from the story. Artist's note: The calligraphy utilizes a script I developed based on Tolkien's own writing in the Tengwar of "Namárië" and "A Elbereth Gilthoniel." The illumination is based on a style used in the 15th-century Bible of Borso d'Este. Ink, acrylic, and gold leaf on Bristol vellum.)


Characters: Celebrían, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Elros, Erestor, Lindir
Challenges: B2MeM 2014
Genres: Drama, General, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno, Art/graphics
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 6386     Read Count: 1435
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Published: March 22, 2014     Updated: March 22, 2014


A Spitting Image by oshun

Rated: General | [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

Fëanor feels sorry for himself. (Artwork with short, short story.)

B2MeM 2017 Prompt: Blue Path, Artwork, Realistic; also Tumblr Feanorian Week (Caranthir)
 


Characters: Caranthir, Fëanor, Nerdanel
Challenges: B2MeM 2017
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 646     Read Count: 43
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Published: March 22, 2017     Updated: March 22, 2017


A Vault of Topless Trees by oshun

Rated: General | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Prompt for B2MeM Day 5, Menegroth: Write a story that will illustrate the consequences of isolation. Galadriel stays in Doriath, while Finrod leaves without her. Thank you so much to the writers of the Lizard Council for suggestions and corrections.


Characters: Angrod, Celeborn, Finrod Felagund, Galadriel
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: General, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno, Stories of the Sindar
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1132     Read Count: 988
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Published: March 19, 2011     Updated: March 19, 2011


About Losgar Again by oshun

Rated: General | [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

Losgar Challenge, For March 2: Defiance is defined as the willingness to contend or fight. Write a story or poem or create artwork where the characters defy authority in some way.

Summary: Maedhros defied his father. Maglor did not.


Characters: Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 272     Read Count: 913
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Published: March 05, 2011     Updated: March 05, 2011


Be A Man by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 5]
Summary:


B2MeM 2011, 3/1, Seduction: Write a story where seduction plays a central role.  Celeborn/Elu Thingol. Celeborn accepts that he has lost Elu to Melian the Maia. This may be read as existing in the same universe as my story Will Overruled by Fate wherein Celeborn admits to Haldir that he had loved Elu Thingol in his youth.


Characters: Celeborn, Elu Thingol, Melian
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Drama, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: None
Series: Stories of the Sindar
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 633     Read Count: 864
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Published: March 08, 2011     Updated: March 08, 2011


Before Strife Was Born by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 6]
Summary: Not your typical romance, this is a story about two people who know one another all too well and understand one another not at all and share an almost love/hate relationship replete with passionate conflict and caring. It’s a Years of the Trees story of Fëanor and Fingolfin as very young men, written for Encairion, Ardor in August 2012, to satisfy this particular prompt:


“Pairing: Fëanor/Fingolfin. I prefer dark, angsty stories, but can appreciate humor on the side. Whether you give me a pre-darkening of Valinor or a re-born life in Valinor or something from the First Age, it doesn't matter, but I love seeing elves with flaws, so please no utopian, unrealistic worlds."


I want to extend the warmest thanks to my super skillful and perceptive Betas Ignoblebard and Lilith Lessfair who so generously combed through it at least a couple of times each.
Characters: Anairë, Fëanor, Fingolfin, Maedhros, Nerdanel
Challenges: Family Matters, Gift of a Story
Genres: Drama, Humor, Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: ***Incest
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 4299     Read Count: 2072
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Published: August 06, 2012     Updated: August 06, 2012


Book Blubs by oshun

Rated: General | [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Chapter 5 – Bird Talk - Known for his popular TV show “Shut Up and Listen,” specialist in bird behavior from early childhood Turko Fëanárion insists that his methods work with the most resistant birds and the clumsiest of humans. Get all the details in this water-resistant 100-page paperback guide.
 
These blurbs are written by a reader who is on the mailing lists of far too many publishing companies. Why not use some of the dozens of prompts of yet another annual B2MeM to design covers or ads, write ad copy, review, or draft summaries of books I would not be likely to write?


Characters: Celegorm, Elu Thingol, Finarfin, Fingolfin, Finwë, Indis, Maglor, Mandos, Olwë, Túrin
Challenges: B2MeM 2017
Genres: Alternate Universe, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: Art/graphics
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 287     Read Count: 190
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Published: March 03, 2017     Updated: March 07, 2017


Character of the Month Biographies by oshun

Rated: General | [Reviews - 138]
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, Angrod, Aranwë, Aredhel, Argon, Arvedui, Arwen, Aulë, Azaghâl, Beleg, Bëor, Beregar, Celebrimbor, Círdan, Daeron, Denethor, Durin, Ecthelion, Edrahil, Elendur, Elenwë, Elrond, Elros, Elu Thingol, Eluréd, Elurín, Elwing, Erendis, Eärendil, Eärwen, Eöl, Fëanor, Finarfin, Fingolfin, Fingon, Finrod Felagund, Finwë, Gil-galad, Gildor, Glaurung, Glorfindel, Guilin, Haleth, Huan, Indis, Lalaith, Lalwen, Legolas, Lórien, Mablung, Mîm, Míriel Serindë, Morwë, Morwen, Nahar, Nellas, Nessa, Nienna, Nimloth, Núneth, Oromë, Pallando, Radagast, Rochallor, Rúmil (Valinor), Silmarien, Tar-Meneldur, Thorondor
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Periodicals
Chapters: 82 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 134     Read Count: 55452
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Published: August 01, 2007     Updated: April 03, 2017


Cross-overs Are Harder Than They Look by oshun

Rated: General | [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

SWG 5th Birthday Theme: Perfect Matches: Whether humorous or serious, this theme is for cross-overs of all sorts. Fingon tries to write fanfiction and Maedhros tries to help him. (Cross-over of The Silmarillion with Ellen Kushner's Swordspoint, Disney classics, fairy tales, and BBC's Merlin.)

Thanks to IgnobleBard for reading the first draft (the one and only actually--you put up with a lot from me!).


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: Fifth Birthday Celebration
Genres: Crossover, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 897     Read Count: 934
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Published: August 22, 2010     Updated: August 22, 2010


Denial by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

This is a birthday gift for Kenaz. A ficlet involving Maglor and Maedhros, which is set in the Time of the Trees in Formenos, at the home of Fëanor and his wife and sons. It is set in the same universe as my story Maitimo and Findekáno and occurs a couple of years earlier. I hope it is obvious from the ficlet that Maedhros and Maglor are very young adults and Fingon is the equivalent of a teenager. (There is a reference to slash in this piece but no sexual content.)

MEFA 2008 Second Place: Elves - House of Finwë
Characters: Fingon, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: Family Matters, Gift of a Story, Inspiration
Genres: General, Humor, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 846     Read Count: 1868
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Published: March 05, 2008     Updated: March 05, 2008


Do You Believe in Ghosts? by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Happy 2008 Halloween Birthday to IgnobleBard, dear friend, generous and stalwart Beta, who loves scary stories. Credit goes to DarthFingon for the prompt from a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon of the same name. Warnings: language you might expect from a house filled with testosterone-challenged males; references to sexual intimacy, both het and slash, but no explicit content.

MEFA 2009, First Place - Humor: Children


Characters: Amras, Amrod, Caranthir, Celegorm, Curufin, Fëanor, Fingon, Maedhros, Maglor, Nerdanel
Challenges: Ankle Biters
Genres: Horror, Humor
Warnings: Expletive Language
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2599     Read Count: 4576
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Published: October 21, 2008     Updated: October 21, 2008


Early Winter at Himring Hill by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Written for Dawn Felagund's 2007 birthday, in response to a request for something about Fingon and Maedhros later in their life than the period I have been covering in my Maitimo and Findekáno story cycle. Fingon visits Maedhros at Himring Hill, after the Dagor Aglareb during the watchful peace of the Siege of Angband.

MEFA 2008, First Place, Romance: Elven Lands

 


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: Anniversary Contest--CLOSED
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 376     Read Count: 1105
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Published: September 28, 2007     Updated: September 28, 2007


Elves in Manhattan by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 8]
Summary: A fanfic writer meets two of her favorite Silmarillion characters.
Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: Elf Falls into Modern-earth
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 2617     Read Count: 978
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Published: October 09, 2007     Updated: October 09, 2007


Erendis: A Love Story by oshun

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

A more intimate recounting of aspects of the story of Erendis and Aldarion. Third chapter is posted now.


Characters: Erendis, Númenóreans, Tar-Aldarion, Tar-Meneldur, Vëantur
Challenges: Akallabęth in August
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Moderate
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 11384     Read Count: 2447
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Published: January 22, 2013     Updated: April 07, 2013


Eyes Like the Sea by oshun

Rated: General | [Reviews - 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: 70
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Published: January 07, 2017     Updated: January 07, 2017


Fearless and Full of Himself by oshun

Rated: General | [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

Elrond doesn't fear the future; Maedhros doesn't fear the past. For B2Me challenge 2011, day 4, Mithrim. Prompt is: Write a story or poem or create artwork where the character conquers his or her fears.


Characters: Elrond, Elros, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 97     Read Count: 1007
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Published: March 03, 2011     Updated: March 03, 2011


Findekáno the Valiant by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Response to Claudio/Darth Fingon's challenge to write how Fingon got the label of "the Valiant." Warnings: crack fic, language (somewhat crude), and could be read as foreshadowing slash (years down the road).


Characters: Caranthir, Celegorm, Fëanor, Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: Ankle Biters, Family Matters
Genres: Humor
Warnings: Expletive Language
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 911     Read Count: 1313
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Published: June 07, 2008     Updated: June 07, 2008


Five Times Nerdanel Said 'Yes' by oshun

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 12]
Summary:

This was written for the SWG 5th Birthday celebration based on the Theme: Five Things, updated to include numerous B2MeM 2012 prompts. Currently working on Chapter 7 (9 May 2016).


Characters: Amras, Amrod, Anairë, Caranthir, Celegorm, Curufin, Eärwen, Fëanor, Finarfin, Fingolfin, Finwë, Indis, Maedhros, Maglor, Nerdanel
Challenges: B2MeM 2012, Fifth Birthday Celebration
Genres: General
Warnings: Expletive Language, Sexual Content--Mild
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno, A Nerdanel Series
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 15233     Read Count: 9534
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Published: August 26, 2010     Updated: October 06, 2013