Newsletter: May 2013

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New at the Archive

Completed Works

A Kiss Is Never Just a Kiss by oshun [Teens] (1445 words)
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).

The Chief in a Village by Himring [Teens] (16796 words)
Summary: Fingon wanders in Eastern Beleriand and comes across a long-lost relative.

Choices by Meisiluosi [General] (1966 words)
Summary: Only the last two Fëanorians remain and they are about to conclude their quest and fulfill their Oath. Maedhros's thoughts and reflections as he and his brother seal their fate...

Ends Life, Kills Laughter by a7s4t6r5i6s † [Adult] (1121 words)
Summary: "It had not been pain, in the end, that made him submit. His betrayal had been for love, love that was as tainted by the darkness as everything in his life was..." Oneshot, Maeglin's point of view at death. Rating for character death and descriptions of torture. Written for B2MEM 2013.

In Darkness Crowned by avanti_90 [Teens] (5834 words)
Summary: It is written in the histories of the Noldor that when Finarfin son of Finwë became King in Tirion, he placed the crown upon his own head; that none of the Powers gave their blessing on that long night, and no other of the royal House stood beside the king; that in the square of Tirion the people wept in grief, and that the king wept with them, for their losses and his own.

Naurthoniel and the Heroism of Housekeeping in Mithrim by Himring [Teens] (4934 words)
Summary: The Feanorians are camped on one side of the lake of Mithrim, the Fingolfinians on the other. Many of the Feanorians would welcome the Fingolfinians, but do not dare--what action then might they take? The back-story of Maedhros's housekeeper.

Pain and Regret by a7s4t6r5i6s [General] (1253 words)
Summary: Some things never end. Some things can't end. Even if you try... you can't escape. Fëanor's Oath drove him and his sons to their deaths, all but one. Oneshot. Maglor's point of view. Stretches from the Havens of Sirion (and Elrond/Elros being adopted by Maglor) to Maedhros' death

Round Two by Independence1776 [Teens](2681 words)
Summary: Lúthien survived the First Age and has spent much of the time in the East. When she arrives in Imladris on a random visit to her descendants, she learns Sauron is hunting for the Ring. Lúthien and Huan take it upon themselves to help Frodo to Mordor.

Smoke by Elisif [Teens] (2967 words)
Summary: One year on from the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, a sudden ambush and an unanticipated injury to a member of the party forces Maglor to reflect on his past and his relationships with his oldest and youngest brother.

The Beginning of the End by Urloth [Teens] (6583 words)
Summary: How Liltafinwë Tyelkormion lost his father and became Gildor Inglorion.

The Days have gone Down by clotho123 [General] (3521 words)
Summary: At the very end of the First Age Celebrimbor and Maedhros discuss Silmarils and leadership

Waiting by Gwenniel [General] (2779 words)
Summary: Waiting, ever waiting. Fingon, in the Halls of Mandos, cannot be re-embodied until he has fulfilled what was left unfinished in life, because there is something he still hsa to do before his heart can be at peace.

Works in Progress

50 Prompts: AU Silmarillion by Urloth [Adult]
Summary: 50 Prompts resulting in 50 AU Silmarillion based or related drabbles or ficlets.
Chapter added this month: Prompt: Replacement (Finwe, Miriel, Indis, Finarfin, Irime, Findis.) .

Ab Initio by Innin [Teens]
Summary: After the Dagor Bragollach Curufin seeks refuge in Nargothrond, setting in motion events that do not always work in his favour.
Chapters added this month: Chapter 1, Chapter 2 and Chapter 3.

Erendis: A Love Story by oshun [Adult]
Summary: A more intimate recounting of aspects of the story of Erendis and Aldarion. Posted the second chapter. Hope to do another really quick before my rough draft gets really rocky.
Chapter added this month: Winds That Blow Against a Star.

Loyalty Unyielding by Zlu and Luff [Adult]
Summary: This story follows Melkor and Sauron through the main Melkor-relevant events of the Silmarillion. Beginning with Morgoth's triumphant return to Angband with the Silmarils, through the consequences of the taxing battle with Fingolfin and the troublesome Quest for the Silmaril, all the way to Dagor Dagorath... and beyond. During the course of this story you shall see Melkor risen high and fallen low and you will learn a thing or two about the loyalty of a certain Maia. There will be moments sad and serious and those quite funny as well.
Chapters added this month: Dagor Dagorath, He Who Arises in Might and Extras - part 1.

More Than One Hundred Words About Maedhros by Himring [General]
Summary: Short pieces that are not drabbles and are part of my Maedhros series.
Chapters added this month: The Crowded Bed, Spring Came Late That Year and Free Fall.

Remembrance Is All by Agelast [Adult]
Summary: Here lies ficlets, meme responses, and things that are too short to post on their own.
Chapters added this month: Shining Through, Fuck With Dynamite, Afternoon Delight, A Whisper on the Wind and Haunted.

Sparks by Independence1776 [Teens]
Summary: Short stories set at any point in the RAFA 'verse, from the Years of the Trees to RAFA itself. Updates will be random and each story will have a separate rating.
Chapter added this month: The Time That Is Given Us.

The Book of Short Tales by Lyra [General]
Summary: A place to store short ficlets and challenge responses that don't really warrant being archived on their own.
Chapter added this month: B2MeM '13 - March 19 - Inheritance.

The Great Tales of Beleriand: Definitive Edition by Chilled in Hithlum [General]
Summary: This is a complete re-working of my original two volumes. I have revised the story from the start for reasons of own satisfaction and I apologise in advance to all those that have already read the previous incarnations; indeed I would not expect any of you to start again, I must also thank those that have reviewed previously, your comments have been most insightful and encouraging. Thanks must go here to moderator Dawn Felagund who has transferred my old reviews to this new work; so now therefore in the interests of reader clarity I have deleted my original posts. That said, this story follows much the same arc as the last and is inspired by the turning-point chapter (18. Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin) where so much happens and in which so much goes unexpanded. Of course by the time this chapter takes place so much has already happened, and there are allusions to past events as published in The Silmarillion and other works.
Chapter added this month: Part Eleven: Home from Home

The Writhen Pool by pandemonium_213 [Adult]
Summary: When the Istyari of Second Age Ost-in-Edhil deny her a place in an important new initiative to be taken up by the Gwaith-i-Mírdain, a young master smith struggles to make her mark in the man's realm of the forges. An opportunity arrives when the smith is offered a commission that will present challenges of both mind and heart. Pandë!verse-centric. Rated Adult as a precautionary measure. Specific advisories will be posted per chapter as needed.
Chapters added this month: Chapter 1: Not Suitable for a Woman and Chapter 2: Opportunity Knocks.

The Great Divide by ALark [Teens]
Summary: The Avari of Taur Romen find themselves caught in the turmoil of the Third age just before the War of the Ring gets in full swing. In ages passed they were able to avoid the conflict between Sauron and the Free Peoples of Middle Earth,but that time is long past. the War of the Ring is on the horizon, leaving their leader, Hensilien, only one ultimatum: solicit the help of their kin in the west of whom they have habored resentment for since the First Sundering or watch their forest die at the hands of the shadow and count down to their own annihilation by the forces of Sauron.
Chapter added this month: The Hearts of Men.

The Line of Kings by Michiru [Teens]
Summary: Exploring the lives of the Noldorin princes who would eventually produce the final king of the Noldor in Middle-earth.
Chapter added this month: Midsummer Night's Dance.

Short Works

Namárië by Elisif [General] 458 words)
Summary: In the aftermath of the Kinslaying at Sirion, Maglor reflects on the death of his youngest brother.

Nothing More To Say by a7s4t6r5i6s [General] (899 words)
Summary: In which Fingolfin prepares to ride off to fight Morgoth and Fingon tries (rather unsuccessfully) to convince him to stay.

The Cry of the Harp by Erurainon [General] (116 words)
Summary: A love song for every maid of truth in the Silm


A storm to break the world by ford_of_bruinen [General] (68 words)
Summary: for lignata - Isildur, not about the One Ring. On the ships fleeing Numenor

Dark-tempered child by ford_of_bruinen † [General] (71 words)
Summary: For dreamflower; Little Turin and Sador Labadal attempt 2. Sador muses on Turin's personallity.

Dear Nightingale by Erurainon [General] (106 words)
Summary: A poem of Beren and Luthien

Death is Mine by Erurainon [General] (63 words)
Summary: A noldo laments loss facing the grinding ice

Finrod's Promise by Himring [General] (102 words)
Summary: Finrod Felagund is rather more hopeful than his sister Galadriel. A re-mix of Galadriel's Namarie (the English version), supposed to be spoken by Finrod. It is up to the reader to decide who he is addressing.

Flight from Nargothrond by ford_of_bruinen [General] (70 words)
Summary: poetry request from Sildil - something angsty and elf related. A young Gil-Galad leaves Nargothrond.

Here I Sleep by Erurainon [General] (139 words)
Summary: A song of Finduilas and her spirit. Though she hath gone to Mandos, her ghost haunts Turin to the end. From her voice.

Nírnaeth Arnoediad by ford_of_bruinen [General] (77 words)
Summary: For Oshun; Immediate aftermath of Nírnaeth Arnoediad. Poetry

Quick-silver child by ford_of_bruinen [General] (34 words)
Summary: For dreamflower; Little Turin and Sador Labadal attempt 1. Sador muses on the future of Turin

Spirit of Fire by Erurainon [General] (66 words)
Summary: A song of the most ruthless elf in Arda's history whose hand kindled war

The Dark King And the Slave by Erurainon [Adult] (202 words)
Summary: A song of the end of Angband and the folly of Melkor

The Doom of Men by Erurainon [General] (90 words)
Summary: A song about a man passing through to the other side.

The Mask You Own by Erurainon [General] (103 words)
Summary: A poem from Feanor's wife scorning her husband's vanity

Tolkien by Erurainon [General] (90 words)
Summary: A poem for the great man

Two Queens deserted by ford_of_bruinen [General] (141 words)
Summary: Dawn Felagund; One of the women of the House of Finwe, as the Elves who remained in Aman began to restore their civilization after the Darkening. The musings of anaire after the flight of the noldor. poetry


The OTHER Lays of Beleriand by Aiwen, read by Aiwen [General]
(Click for a chapter listing with times and file sizes for each chapter.)
Summary: The Lays JRR Tolkien did not write for very good reasons. Part Eight: The Harp and other poems. MEFA 2010 nominee.

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Character of the Month Biography

Legolas of Gondolin


Anyone who has read The Lord of the Rings or seen the Peter Jackson films is familiar with Legolas of Greenwood the Great (Mirkwood), the son of Thranduil. Far fewer will remember much, if anything, about an Elf of Gondolin also named Legolas. There is nothing in the texts to indicate that Tolkien intended any connection between these two Elves named Legolas. Christopher Tolkien notes in speaking of the fall of Gondolin that

In the tale appears the keen-sighted Elf Legolas Greenleaf, first of the names of the Fellowship of the Ring to appear in my father’s writings (see p. 217 on this earlier Legolas), followed by Gimli (an Elf) in the Tale of Tinúviel.1

Here, Christopher Tolkien makes reference only to the shared names of the characters, but never implies that they are intended to be the same person. He ties the name of Legolas to yet another name, that of Gimli, borrowed from his father’s earliest tales of the First Age of Arda. There is no reason to believe that Legolas of the Fellowship is any more likely, under any interpretation of the legendarium, to have been considered to be a reincarnated Legolas of Gondolin than there is any intended connection between Gimli the Elf and Gimli the Dwarf of Fellowship fame.

In response to a query regarding the name Legolas, Tolkien details the meaning and origins of it in a long letter written in 1958.

Legolas means 'green-leaves', a woodland name – dialectal form of pure Sindarin laegolas: *lassē (High-elven lasse, S. las(s)) 'leaf'; *gwa-lassa/*gwa-lassiē 'collection of leaves, foliage' (H.E. olassiē, S. golas, -olas); *laikā 'green' – basis LAY as in laire 'summer' (H.E. laica, S. laeg (seldom used, usually replaced by calen), woodland leg).2

In another letter, again discussing the etymology of the name, Tolkien asserts that Legolas is "a suitable name for a Woodland Elf."3 Interestingly, there is a connection of Legolas of Gondolin to the forest through the name of his House. He is described as an Elf of the House of the Tree or the Thlim Galdon, one of the eleven noble houses of Gondolin, which was led by an Elf named Galdor. It is said that the livery or raiment of the House of the Tree is green and that its members wielded clubs and slings as their weapons of choice.4

One first meets Legolas of Mirkwood clad in green and brown: There was also a strange Elf clad in green and brown, Legolas, a messenger from his father, Thranduil, the King of the Elves of Northern Mirkwood."5 Whereas the well-known Legolas son of Thranduil is notable not for any proficiency with a club or a sling, but carries "a bow and a quiver, and at his belt a long white knife."6 The ethnicity of Legolas of Gondolin is nowhere mentioned and what can be gleaned from the texts sheds no real light upon this question either. The city of Gondolin is made up of both Noldor and Sindar. The published Silmarillion presents an approximate breakdown between the two Eldarin peoples which comprise that population.

Turgon sent forth all his people, even to a third part of the Noldor of Fingolfin’s following, and a yet greater host of the Sindar; and they passed away, company by company, secretly, under the shadows of Ered Wethrin, and they came unseen to Gondolin, and none knew whither they had gone.7

Christopher Tolkien’s notes in The Book of Lost Tales, Part 1 that

Legolas Greenleaf appears in the tale of The Fall of Gondolin; he was an Elf of Gondolin, and being night-sighted he led the fugitives from the city over the plain in the dark. A note associated with the tale says that ‘he liveth still in Tol Eressëa named by the Eldar there Laiqalassë’.8

The role of Legolas in the Fall of Gondolin is that of a hero although he is mentioned nowhere else in the history of the First Age aside from that segment of the tale which begins with progress of the surviving exiles from their smoldering city and ends with the encounter of Glorfindel with the Balrog. Glorfindel, along with Tuor and Idril, lead the survivors of the sack of Gondolin out of the city. Legolas and Galdor, the leader of his House, play an important part in guiding and protecting that group of refugees.

Nonetheless a large body of men and women sundered from Tuor and fared to Bad Uthwen, and there into the jaws of a monster who by the guile of Melko [Melkor] at Meglin's [Maeglin’s] rede sat at the outer issue that none came through. But the others, led by one Legolas Greenleaf of the house of the Tree, who knew all that plain by day or by dark, and was night-sighted, made much speed over the vale for all their weariness, and halted only after a great march.9

The beleaguered refugees, including women, children and infants, are exhausted, traumatized, and, for the most part, have little knowledge of that path leading away from the city or its difficult terrain. Legolas’ familiarity with the trail and his remarkable eyesight enable him to play no small role in assuring the exiles' survival. Finally, they arrive at perhaps the most dangerous part of their journey.

Galdor and his men were come now to the end nigh to where Thorn Sir falls into the abyss, and the others straggled, for all Tuor’s efforts, back over most of the mile of the perilous way between chasm and cliff, so that Glorfindel’s folk were scarce come to its beginning, when there was a yell in the night that echoed in that grim region. Behold, Galdor’s men were beset in the dark suddenly by shapes leaping from behind rocks where they had lain hidden even from the glance of Legolas.10

Here it is that Glorfindel encounters and slays a Balrog and is in turn slain. There is no further mention of Legolas. Galdor and his company, along with Tuor and others, including, one would presume, Legolas lead the body of the grieving exiles to safety.

The question of whether Legolas of Gondolin has any relation to Legolas of Greenwood the Great has generated far less discussion than the question of whether Glorfindel of Gondolin is one and the same as Glorfindel of Rivendell. While Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien take positions on the link between the two Glorfindels, or lack thereof,11 neither takes a position on the origins of Legolas, aside from assigning him a sire, Thranduil the Elven King.

The casual reader can blink and miss the references to the Elf called Legolas among Galdor’s men. He is completely edited out of the version of that tale which is found in the published Silmarillion. It is most likely that Tolkien simply mined his earliest work in order to give a name and certain characteristics to the character chosen to be the Elven member of the Fellowship.

Works Cited

  1. Book of Lost Tales 2, The Fall of Gondolin.
  2. The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien, 211 to Rhona Beare.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Book of Lost Tales 2, The Fall of Gondolin.
  5. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Council of Elrond."
  6. Ibid.
  7. The Silmarillion, "Of the Noldor in Beleriand."
  8. The Book of Lost Tales, Part 1, Appendix of Names. Laiqalassë is a combination of the words laica meaning green and lassë which translates as leaf in the primitive form of Quenya known as Qenya.
  9. Book of Lost Tales 2, The Fall of Gondolin.
  10. Ibid.
  11. See, Glorfindel of Gondolin and Glorfindel of Rivendell (Part 1 of 2).

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Featured Podfic


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Three scientists discuss technology and responsibility in the Jornada del Muerto Valley on July 19, 1945. Pandemonium's award-winning story forms the basis of her personal verse and brings questions from Tolkien's texts to bear on modern science.

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Current Challenge

Arda Underground

Through the imagination and the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, we have strolled the wide marble avenues of Tirion, welcomed the sun from the walls of Gondolin, and watched the ships of the Eldar moor in the habors of Andúnië. We have kept the company of heroes and kings and seen the great events of history unfold in majesty and splendor. But where the streets grow narrow and rugged, where the torchlight fails and the bright voices fade, what can you discover of the people of Middle-earth?

This challenge asks writers to take the dark back streets of one of Arda's cities, to explore an unsigned tavern or hovel, and to meet the people too insignificant or unsavory to make it into the history books. The piece you create for this challenge should touch on the lives of the ordinary folk; explore an issue like poverty or crime; or consider a subculture, counterculture, or underground in one of Arda's cities.

Challenges Revisited: Fanon Inverted

"Fanon" is a detail or idea invented by fans of a work that is expressed so prevalently in the community that many consider it to be factual or even think it came from the texts themselves. Fanon is celebrated by some, scorned by others, proudly flaunted, sheepishly followed, and denied outright, yet as members of the Tolkien fan-writing or -art communities, fanon touches us all and, whether we like it or not (or even know that we're doing it!), shapes our works as well.

For this challenge, we will take a fanon about which we feel passionately--whether "passion" be best defined as love or loathing--and turn that fanon on its head, writing something that goes against the fanon norm in fandom.

Quote of the Month

"The rebel can never find peace. He knows what is good and, despite himself, does evil. The value which supports him is never given to him once and for all -- he must fight to uphold it, unceasingly."

― Albert Camus

Want more challenges? Check out our complete challenge listing for more than three years' worth of challenges to inspire your writing!

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Articles of Interest

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"Why Inconsistency in Tolkien’s Canon Is Actually a Good Thing" by Demosthenes

Have you ever thrown up your hands in exasperation when trying to figure out the "right answer" to a canon question for your research or writing? In a post to, Demosthenes argues that inconsistency in canon is not only a good thing but part of the appeal of Tolkien's writings.

"Tolkien: Archetype and Word" by Patrick Grant

Professor Grant proposes that Tolkien's works can be read as an interior Jungian journey through the psyche. Tolkien: Archetype and Word explores the archetypes present in Tolkien's world that support this thesis.

"How to Cope with a Creative Block" by Red Hamilton

Writer's block seems a cliché until it happens to you! In the most recent issue of the webzine FandomWanderers, Red Hamilton tackles the question of what to do when you run face-first into such a block. How to Cope with a Creative Block offers tips and suggestions to get the inspiration flowing again. (Check out the rest of this issue of FandomWanderers here!)

"The Three Categories of Crackfic" by Canolacrush

Canolacrush considers the history of one of fandom's most distictive genres--crackfic--and proposes three categories of crackfic, considering the function of each type and its appeal to readers.

"Crafting Fabulous Fiction: The Order of Things" by Victoria Grossack

Chronologically isn't the only much less the best way to structure the plot of your story. Victoria Grossack looks at different ways to handle the order of events in fiction and how this affects the impact of your story on readers.


LOTR Community May Challenge: Spring

The May Challenge will have the theme:
"The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May."
- Edwin Way Teale

Stories are to be AU and Prompts will be starter sentences. Please visit the community if you want to receive a prompt or if you want more information on the challenge. Stories are due in the queue on the weekend of May 24th.

Teitho: May Challenge--Capture

The Teitho theme for May is "Capture". With this theme, we celebrate the 100th theme of Teitho, a fanfiction and later also fanart contest that, we hope, captured the imagination of many writers and artists. There are physical captures, but there are also emotional and mental captures. If one of our heroes is the victim we want to see them escape or rescued. But what if he is the capturer, like when Aragorn's hunt for Gollum was finally successful? Let this theme capture your imagination. Will you rescue your captive, free them, or will they sacrifice themselves for a greater good? We look forward to reading your stories and seeing your artwork. The deadline for this challenge (both art and stories) is May 25th. For instructions on how to submit your work and more information on the topic, visit the Smells challenge page at the Teitho website.

Mythgard Institute Summer 2013 Courses Open for Registration

The Mythgard Institute is now enrolling for their Summer 2013 courses, including the course "Beyond Middle-earth." Tolkien’s Middle-earth legends dominated his creative life, from their birth in the early Silmarillion tales through their absorption of Bilbo Baggins’s diary and their culmination in the tale of the Great Ring. However, Tolkien wrote many small pieces of prose and verse that were not directly drawn into the great narrative of Middle-earth. Join Corey Olsen and Tom Shippey for an in-depth look at a J.R.R. Tolkien you might never have met before.

Meta Month of May

Do you love pondering Tolkien's books, the Tolkien fandom, or the larger fannish experience? Join in for the second annual Meta Month of May! You can sign up with a topic and posting date, but sign-ups are not required, and you can share your meta on the community anytime during the month.

Fancake Round 29: Fix-It

Fancake is a thematic multifandom rec comm where all members can post recs, and fanworks of all shapes and sizes are welcome. Our theme for this round is fix-it. The round will stay open until May 15th. See the Fancake community for more information on how to participate.

FanFlashworks Challenge Communities

Do you need inspiration? The FanFlashworks community posts three challenges per month with ten days to complete each challenge. All fandoms and mediaare welcome. Full participation guidelines can be found on the FanFlashworks Dreamwidth community and the FanFlashworks LiveJournal community.

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fall of Arthur Available for Pre-Order!

Christopher Tolkien has resurrected another of his father's abandoned scholarly projects: the translation of a text about King Arthur. The Fall of Arthur will be released on May 23, 2013 and is currently available for Amazon pre-order.

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