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Penname: Himring [Contact]
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Member Since: December 30, 2009
Membership status: Member

Bio:

I've been a Tolkien fan since I was a teenager and have been recently been whiling away some sleepless nights reading Tolkien fan fiction on this and other sites, chiefly about Maedhros. However, my copy of the Silmarillion and the rest of my Tolkien collection are sitting in various crates in another country, so apologies for any canon errors... (P.S. I've meanwhile regained access to the Silmarillion, but my apologies remain!)


General Disclaimer: 'All mine, all mine!', shrills the magpie. 'Anything that glitters in this nest I stole my very own self!' (Clarifying footnote to that: Silmarils and other glittering material in the nest have been stolen from a) Tolkien, b) Dawn Felagund, c) ford_of_bruinen, d) Oshun, e) people whose work I admire but whose names I can't remember. I've tried to mention those items for which I can reconstruct a provenance in the endnotes of the individual stories.)


ETA (2013): This bio sort of needs revising as I originally wrote it when I just had started writing Silm fic...


Anyway, here is a link to a Silm fic rec/review post  of mine at the silwritersguild community on LiveJournal, posted in January 2013:


http://silwritersguild.livejournal.com/209896.html


Please consult this instead of my Favorites section on the SWG site, which I am not really maintaining.


ETA (2014):


My non-Silmarillion pieces are archived at Many Paths to Tread and AO3. (A couple of them are also to be found at HASA and Faerie.)


If you are looking for a "Blanket Statement": see the following entry on LiveJournal: http://hhimring.livejournal.com/24129.html


For a list of stories of mine that have placed in the Tree & Flower Awards, see the Previous Winners page at MPTT: http://www.lotrgfic.com/viewpage.php?page=Tree_flower_winners


(Notes about nominations and placements at the MEFAs can be found at the individual stories.)


ETA 2015:


For recs now also see the SWG re-read on LiveJournal: I've added recs to the fanworks posts there for the majority of the chapters of Silmarillion.


ETA (at the time of the 5th SWG celebration):


Heartfelt thanks to Alasse, Angelica, Lyra, Oshun and Spiced Wine for the Tokens.


The Box of Tissues The Box of Tissues First Times The Wordsmith The Power and the Passion


SWG Fifth Birthday Banner


 B2MEM 2011 passport



B2MeM 2012 Participant


 


Back to Middle-earth Month 2013


 


 


Season of Writing Dangerously 2013 Participant


 


Season of Writing Dangerously 2013 Winner


 


SWG Re-Read 2014: Participant


 


 


Back to Middle-earth Month 2014 Review Challenge--Silmaril Award


 


 


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International Fanworks Day 2015 on the Silmarillion Writers Guild


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Stories by Himring

"A Song About Kingfishers" & "Kingfisher in Flight" by Himring

Rated: General | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Young Maedhros, baby Maglor and a drawing.

Now added: a sequel about Nerdanel, her elder son and the lost drawing (Kingfisher in Flight)


Characters: Maedhros, Maglor, Nerdanel, Salgant
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 960     Read Count: 1543
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Published: March 03, 2013     Updated: May 10, 2015


"Because my Land is Fair" and other drabbles by Himring

Rated: Author Chooses Not to Rate | [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

Drabbles about Annael, Grey Elf of Hithlum:
I. "Because my Land is Fair": Annael refuses to leave Hithlum.
II. "Inspiration": A first meeting between Rian and Annael, just after she has arrived in Hithlum as refugee
III. "Elvish Reminiscences": Annael tells Tuor about his great-grandparents.
IV.: "The Escape Route": Fingon shows Annael the entrance to the Gate of the Noldor.
V. "Under the Stars, in Sunlight": Annael and Tuor talk about the Sun and about elves and men.
VI. "Defeat": Annael in the Battle of Unnumbered Tears. 
VII. "Leaf Loss": Annael, after all, ends up leaving Hithlum.


Characters: Annael, Beleg, Fingon, Rían, Tuor
Challenges: Around the Fire
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet, General
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Warn
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 975     Read Count: 1760
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Published: October 30, 2016     Updated: October 30, 2016


"Lilac" & other ficlets by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

An attempt at interior decoration leads to something else.

Now added: "Did the Earth Move...?" (another ficlet set in Valinor)


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: None
Genres: Humor, Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Sexual Content--Mild
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 277     Read Count: 2040
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Published: January 30, 2011     Updated: December 20, 2014


"The Glory in 'Glorious'" and "Singer of Praises" by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

After the early victory against Morgoth called the "Glorious Battle" (Dagor Aglareb):

I. The Fingolfinians and the Feanorians first encounter each other after their shared victory.

II.  Later, at the victory celebrations, Fingon misses his cousin Maglor and seeks him out.


Characters: Fingolfin, Fingon, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: B2MeM 2013, B2MeM 2015
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 892     Read Count: 1385
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Published: March 09, 2013     Updated: May 17, 2015


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

Rated: General | [Reviews - 7] New!
Summary:

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

Now added: The Heavenly Arch (extra drabble)


Characters: Celebrimbor
Challenges: Akallabêth in August
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 704     Read Count: 4165
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Published: August 10, 2013     Updated: December 10, 2017


"Two Epitaphs" and "A Merry Feast" by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Short Pieces about Morwen and Rian.

Now added: A Merry Feast: Morwen & Hurin, before and after the Nirnaeth Arnoediad

 


Characters: Húrin, Morwen, Rían
Challenges: None
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet, Poetry
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 113     Read Count: 1973
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Published: July 24, 2012     Updated: February 04, 2014


"Utulie n'aure!" & Other Poems by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Three poems written about the Sons of Feanor for Poetic Forms prompts during B2MeM 2012, now posted here for (American) National Poetry Month.

"Utulie n'aure": Maedhros on the Nirnaeth and the death of Fingon (sonnet).

Also a haiku (Maglor) and a tanka (Maedhros to Elwing).


Characters: Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: B2MeM 2012
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: Character Death, Mature Themes
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 124     Read Count: 2660
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Published: April 25, 2012     Updated: April 25, 2012


'Star People' & 'Orc' by Himring

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

A short scene from the dungeons of Angband.

No actual gore, but Angband is Angband...

Now added: 'Orc' - an orc escapes from the Fall of Angband.


Characters: Elves, Orcs
Challenges: New Beginnings
Genres: General
Warnings: ***Torture, Mature Themes
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 359     Read Count: 1591
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Published: October 31, 2010     Updated: October 24, 2015


A Bit of a Bore by Himring

Rated: General | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Boredom, like beauty, may be in the eye of the beholder

Maedhros receives a series of messengers from Fingon.

Warnings: gratuituous mention of missing socks and burnt porridge.

This story has been nominated for the MEFAs 2010 by Lyra. Thank you very much!


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros, Original Character(s)
Challenges: None
Genres: General, Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: None
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1059     Read Count: 1464
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Published: April 17, 2010     Updated: April 17, 2010


A Bridge in Dor-lomin by Himring

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Maedhros thinks that he's had time enough to get over his feelings for Fingon. It turns out that he has not. At first he's disappointed, then he makes a discovery.
Told from Fingon's point of view.

For Oshun, because I re-read her biography of Fingon and realized I'd left something out.


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: None
Genres: Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Expletive Language, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Moderate
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 3090     Read Count: 1621
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Published: March 07, 2010     Updated: March 07, 2010


A Copper Band by Himring

Rated: General | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

The copper circlet that Maedhros wore in Valinor had been made by Curufin.  After their arrival in East Beleriand, Curufin offers to replace the lost circlet by a new one. The ‘copper band’ is also Maedhros himself, trying to tie people together with varying success.


From the viewpoint of Curufin, because in previous stories I’d basically written him off as ‘hard to read’. He and Maedhros agree to disagree about the abdication business.


With a brief glimpse of Celebrimbor and some foreshadowing of later events.


This story has been nominated for the MEFAs 2010 by Hallbera. Thank you very much!


Characters: Curufin, Maedhros
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2425     Read Count: 1477
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Published: April 30, 2010     Updated: April 30, 2010


A Crash Course in History by Himring

Rated: General | [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Maedhros reads The Lord of the Rings (the Imladris edition).

In honour of Oshun, Biographer-in-Chief, on the occasion of her birthday.

Fingon/Maedhros.

Now a MEFA 2011 nominee. Thank you very much, Angelica!


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: Gift of a Story
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 264     Read Count: 1791
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Published: April 09, 2011     Updated: April 09, 2011


A Homecoming at the End of Time by Himring

Rated: General | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

In the far distant future, Maglor returns to Valinor.


Characters: Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: None
Genres: General, Science Fiction
Warnings: None
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1365     Read Count: 1684
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Published: September 25, 2012     Updated: September 25, 2012


A King Unkinged (For the Love He Bore Feanor) by Himring

Rated: Author Chooses Not to Rate | [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Finwe arrives in Formenos.


Characters: Celegorm, Fëanor, Finwë, Huan, Maedhros
Challenges: None
Genres: None
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Warn
Series: Silmarillion40
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1469     Read Count: 107
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Published: September 23, 2017     Updated: September 23, 2017


A Length Of Ribbon by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

The fate of a bit of blue-and-silver ribbon before and after the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.


Characters: Fingon, Maedhros, Orcs
Challenges: None
Genres: General, Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Expletive Language, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Mild, Violence--Mild
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 3694     Read Count: 2252
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Published: November 27, 2011     Updated: November 27, 2011


A Long Time Falling by Himring

Rated: General | [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

Maedhros and Maglor decide to surrender to Eonwe to be put on trial back in Valinor. And then, at the last moment, they don't. Framing Maglor's memories of the Nirnaeth Arnoediad and the attacks on Doriath and the Havens of Sirion (or rather, mostly, the discussions among the brothers that led up to those attacks).

Maedhros/Fingon slash (very mild here). Definitely not Maedhros/Maglor slash; however, the subject is raised and the (false) accusation made by others in the story, so if this worries you, please regard yourself as warned.

Also, Maedhros's suicide isn't explicitly told, but strongly hinted at, so has been marked.

This story has been nominated for the MEFAs 2010 by Lyra. Thank you very much!


Characters: Caranthir, Celegorm, Fingon, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: None
Genres: General, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: ***Suicide, Character Death, Expletive Language, Mature Themes, Violence--Moderate
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 9115     Read Count: 9726
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Published: February 27, 2010     Updated: February 27, 2010


A Love Song to Middle-Earth in Spring by Himring

Rated: General | [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

A song that could have been sung by anyone after the first rising of the Sun, really-- but maybe particularly by Beren himself, from whose song this piece is adapted, or by Aragorn, since he seems to have liked the Lay of Leithian, from which Beren's song is taken?


Characters: Beren
Challenges: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 89     Read Count: 206
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Published: September 25, 2015     Updated: September 25, 2015


A Minor Act of Reparation by Himring

Rated: Author Chooses Not to Rate | [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Maedhros unexpectedly is offered a chance to make up to the Teleri for the loss and destruction of the swan ships, but what precisely is it they want of him?


Characters: Círdan, Eärwen, Fingon, Maedhros, Olwë
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 3191     Read Count: 309
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Published: November 22, 2015     Updated: November 22, 2015


A Powerful Illusion by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Fingolfin has called a council and proposed launching an all-out attack on Morgoth. He expects Maedhros to be the most ardent supporter of his plan. He would, wouldn't he?

 

Uncanonical: see Story Notes

Maedhros/Fingon


Characters: Fingolfin, Fingon, Maedhros
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, General, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, Mature Themes
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 3230     Read Count: 3300
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Published: February 24, 2013     Updated: February 24, 2013


A Short History of the Easterlings by Himring

Rated: Author Chooses Not to Rate | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Stories about Maedhros and the tribe of Bor:

I Maedhros remembers his encounter with Bor's tribe and the early days of their alliance.

II Now added: After the loss of the Battle of Unnumbered Tears, Bor's granddaughter leads the survivors of her people back into the East.


Characters: Bor, Borlach, Borthand, Maedhros, Men, Original Character(s)
Challenges: B2MeM 2015, Exchange Student, Gift of a Story
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 1112     Read Count: 990
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Published: October 04, 2014     Updated: April 11, 2015


A song of welcome (Aya Findekano) by Himring

Rated: General | [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

There is a scene in "Children of Hurin" in which Turin watches Fingon ride over the bridge near his home.
I believe, in canon, this is meant to be about Elves being remote and elusive--but, personally, I can't image Fingon on that bridge in white and silver with his knights unless he were actually dropping in to visit Hurin (or Morwen), even if it was on the way to somewhere else.
So--in my Gloom cycle--he does visit Hurin. ( Turin, I suppose, may be just too young to be in on most of the proceedings.)
Now, maybe Rian was there, too--and what more natural than that, as a maker of songs, she would make a song to welcome him?
And this bit of song here would have sounded a lot better when Rian herself sang it to the tune she had made up--all spontaneously, of course!


Characters: Fingon, Rían
Challenges: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 98     Read Count: 125
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Published: September 18, 2016     Updated: September 18, 2016


A Stiff Northern Breeze by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 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: 1396
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Published: February 18, 2011     Updated: November 19, 2016


A Walk in the Forest, an Evening by the Fire by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

In East Beleriand: Elrond gets upset and runs away. Maedhros comes and finds him in the woods. Maedhros ends up being given a new name. Later, Elrond and Elros learn lessons and pretend not to--why? Finally, Elrond, now in Gil-galad's camp, learns of Maedhros' death by his own means.


Characters: Elrond, Elros, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: ***Suicide, Character Death, Mature Themes
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1767     Read Count: 1599
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Published: February 27, 2010     Updated: February 27, 2010


A Woodcarver from Brithombar by Himring

Rated: General | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Oderen, a traveling woodcarver, one of Cirdan's people, and Emlinn, his musician wife, happen to arrive in Maglor's Gap just a short time before the outbreak of the Battle of Sudden Flame. Maglor encounters Emlinn and takes her on as his student.


Characters: Maglor, Original Character(s)
Challenges: None
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet, General
Warnings: Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Mild, Violence--Mild
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 831     Read Count: 269
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Published: October 27, 2013     Updated: October 27, 2013


Above the Clouds by Himring

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

Berion, a captain of Fingon's guard, survives the defeat of his king in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad and ends up in Gondolin.


Characters: Idril, Noldor, Original Character(s)
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1208     Read Count: 363
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Published: November 08, 2013     Updated: November 08, 2013