March's Challenges

Great Journeys

The Silmarillion is filled with characters going places, from the great and important journeys to the daily travels that must have occurred but live only in our imaginations. This month, we join our favorite characters on the road, to discover the actual and symbolic importance of journeys.

So where shall you go? Here are a few places to start:

The Quote of the Month Challenge

The Quote of the Month challenge asks you to write based on the themes and thoughts the quote inspires or about the event in which the quote occurred. You may write in any format--poem, story, essay, or drabble--with any characters, genre, or rating.

“And thou, Melkor, shalt see that no theme may be played that hath not its uttermost source in me, nor can any prove but mine instrument in the devising of things more wonderful, which he himself hath not imagined."
-Ilúvatar to Melkor, The Silmarillion, “The Ainulindalë”

March Is Back to Middle-earth Month!

March is Back to Middle-earth Month, and we are going to join the many other groups and individuals who are participating...but with a Silmarillion approach, of course!

March 2006: Back to Middle-Earth Month

"Miss the golden days of the Tolkien fandom? Get homesick for Middle-Earth?
Then this is for you!

You don't need to sign up anywhere to participate. But if you see this on your friends-page and like the idea, please post this text to your LJ to spread the word.

How to participate:

1. Pick a day of the week (or more than one) on which you resolve to always post something Tolkien-related in March, and let your friends-list know.

2. Go back and read your favourite chapters from the book, or watch the LotR movies again. Let the beauty of Tolkien's work inspire you. And then, share the love.

3. Start your subject line with (B2MEM) when you post, and use a "b2mem" tag. This'll make it easy to spot your B2MEM-entries.

No matter if you just ramble about your undying love for Tolkien's world, picspam us, post wallpapers, icons, or write fan fic / create fan art, the plan is to get as many Tolkien-related entries on our friends-pages as possible throughout March.

Sounds good? We've been there, let's go back again!"

Members participating in B2MEM are welcome to post their entries and contributions in our community LiveJournal, as long as they are Silmarillion-related. How did you get involved in the Silmarillion fandom? What made you first pick up the book? What were your first impressions and inspirations...and what continues to inspire you to this day?

Or make it your goal to share a piece of fan fiction this month...or promote a new writer or artist...or share Silmarillion icons or banners--the possibilities are limitless, and all is welcome!

News and Announcements

The SWG Archive Site

The first stage of our archive site--the layout--was completed in the past month! This month, it is my hope to complete the content of the pages and begin working on the archive.

I am still open to suggestions and discussion regarding our site, and I have a lot of new things planned on which I would love member input. The archive site is planned and discussed in our Yahoo! discussion group. If you want to be involved in this project, please sign up for this group or email me.

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