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The Magnificent Faerie Advent Calendar 2018 by cheekybeak Teen
It’s that time again. What is in store for us when Aragorn drags half of Minas Tirith to Imladris for Yule? 
Angels and crooks by Nuredhel General Audiences
Bard and Thran has gotten used to their new life but they do still have their jobs and my oh my does that make things interesting...
~ Magnificat of the Damned. Book IV: Anvil ~ by Spiced Wine Mature
From Angmar to the Dagor Dagorath. The final story in the Magnificat of the Damned series. The Doom and destiny of the...
Borderlands by Marchwriter General Audiences
Better, Nellas said to herself and the trees who listened, to remain apart from Men. Better so than to become entangled in...
Be All My Sins Remembered by Marchwriter Teen
Wisdom is hard bought — more often by bitter experience than any sort of grace. While hunting in the wilderlands of Beleriand...
Oasis by Marchwriter Mature
On the verge of perishing in the desert after a fruitless search, a determined Elrohir locates a caravan of Easterlings...
West of the Dark East of the Sun by Marchwriter Teen
Determined to clear Ithilien of the enemy, Faramir is forced to decide the fate of a stranger trespassing in Gondor's realm.

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Lilies in the Dead Marshes by ovoriel General Audiences
After the victory before the black gates of Mordor and the fall of Sauron, Legolas departs the army of the west for a short...

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Naledi
12/17/18 10:11 pm
Congratulations to Alpha. So well deserved - her books are amazing.
ziggy
12/17/18 09:31 pm
Hope I've fixed the chapters now all. Well done to Alpha!! Blimey- good for her!
Gabriel
12/16/18 01:24 am
Thank you for that Spiced! It sounds really intriguing. A great Christmas present. :)
Spiced Wine
12/15/18 10:19 pm
I have the paperbacks as I don’t like Kindle too much
Spiced Wine
12/15/18 10:19 pm
Path of a Novice and Road of a Warrior by R.K. Lander — it will be a trilogy
Gabriel
12/15/18 09:52 pm
Wow! Congratulations to Alpha Ori, Spiced! I didn't even know she'd written a book. Good for her! Here's hoping she wins many more. What's the name of her book(s)?
Spiced Wine
12/15/18 07:23 pm
Alpha Ori’s won a Best Indy Book Award in Fantasy and Paranormal! So very proud of her!
NelyafinweFeanorion
12/15/18 05:36 pm
It was lovely, Ziggy. Can't believe we are 10 days from Christmas already! Ch 15 posted!
ziggy
12/15/18 02:31 pm
Sounds lush, Nelya- I have just taken my horses out in the pouring rain and wind for a quick zip round the lanes-we're all soaked! But happy.
Spiced Wine
12/15/18 12:32 pm
That sounds delightful on a foggy and chilly day!
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My Slashy Valentine 2019

My gosh I can’t believe it either, but it’s already time for My Slashy Valentine 2019

 

https://archiveofourown.org/collections/2019_MSV/profile

 

From the Years of the Trees through the Fourth Age – it’s time once again to make your Tolkien FPS fanfic dreams come true…

Have you always wanted to read a certain pairing or scenario, but couldn’t write it yourself? Have it written for you – specifically and especially for your own sweet self! And share your own gift in exchange!

That’s right, it’s time for My Slashy Valentine! The exchange focuses on Elves, Men, Dwarves, Valar and Maiar of J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium. Maybe it’s Gildor and Glorfindel you love, or perhaps Boromir-on-Theodred strikes your fancy... or maybe Lúthien and Thuringwethil is your OTP – from the year of the Trees to the Fourth Age, from sultry tales of the Silmarillion to romances in the Ring Wars – spread the word, recruit your friends and fellow authors, and have some fun!

Critical Dates:

Sign-up Period: December 3rd to December 17th
Assignments to be distributed by December 27th
Deadline for first time participants: January 31st
Deadline for veteran participants: February 7th
Archive opens: February 14th, 2019

Sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/73356892727167

 

Please follow the AO3 link for the entire FAQ. This is for slash and femslash.

 


by Spiced Wine on December 04, 2018 14:20

Fandom Stocking 2018

So it is Fandom Stocking time on Dreamwidth, which is always fun, if you want to receive a little gift for the festive season.

 

Singh up’s are from now until the 15th, please go to the link below to post your stocking (example is shown). Join the DW Fandom Stocking community to see all updates.

 

https://fandom-stocking.dreamwidth.org/732906.html#comments

 

 


by Spiced Wine on December 01, 2018 11:19

Tolkien Secret Santa

Hello all, well it is coming to that time of year again and if anyone is on Tumblr, the Secret Santa is a very low level exchange you may want to check out.

 

https://officialtolkiensecretsanta.tumblr.com/guide

 

Important dates

  • November 1st: Sign-ups are open

Please click here for instructions on joining as well as the signup form.

  • November 27th: Sign-ups close

Sign-ups close at 11:59PM GMT. You can check that in your timezone here.

  • November 30th: Assignments sent out

This will begin on the morning of the 30th; assignments will be sent out by 11:59PM GMT on December 1st.

  • December 14th: Anonymous gift posting + Last call for dropouts

From today, you can start posting your gifts anonymously. If you really cannot make the deadline, December 14th is the absolute last day for you to drop out so our pinch-hitters have enough time to make something for your giftee.

  • December 24th: Gifts reveal

Tag your giftee! All gifts posted after today should be tagged with your giftee’s URL, this blog’s URL (@officialtolkiensecretsanta), as well as the hashtag #tolkiensecretsanta2018. Gifts will begin to be reblogged by Boxing Day. Be sure to let us know if you explicitly do not want your gift to be reblogged.

FAQs

  • How do I post my gift?

Starting December 14th, you can begin to anonymously post your gifts. “Anonymously” means that you post your gift on your blog, without adding your giftees name (@userxy) if it is before the 24th.  At this stage, just include the hashtag #tolkiensecretsanta2018 and our URL, @officialtolkiensecretsanta. Then, for the big reveal on December 24th, simply reblog your post tagging your giftee and including, again, the hashtag #tolkiensecretsanta2018. Easy as blinking!

  • How long should fics be?

There is no official minimum or maximum for length of fic. However, we recommend a minimum of 300 and a maximum of 1200. The goal is ultimately quality rather than quantity, but we want the gift to have some substance as well as not being too unwieldy.

  • What if I’m making something by hand?

This is a digital gift exchange, so your best bet is to take a high-quality photograph or scan of your piece and post that for your giftee.

  • What if the gift is audio?

If you’re making a playlist, you’re advised to create it using YouTube or Spotify. This is because 8tracks, for all intents and purposes, has cut off streaming outside the US and Canada. Creating a YouTube or Spotify playlist will allow your gift to reach your giftee wherever they are, and will let others tune in as well once it’s reblogged to our blog!

  • What if I need to give my gift early?

If you need to give your gift early for whatever reason, there are two things you can do to be part of the big reveal on the 24th. You can post your gift early - anonymously - and we will reblog it on the day, tagging your giftee on your behalf. Alternatively, you can schedule a post for the 24th with your giftee mentioned. Be sure to tag #tolkiensecretsanta2018 so we can reblog it!

  • I’m in X timezone, how do I make sure I give the gift in good time?

As wonderful as it is to have participants worldwide, it does pose a bit of a headache for gift-giving - you don’t want the surprise to be ruined early, after all! It’s advised you post your gift around 11am (GMT), as this will still be the last hours of the 24th in Auckland (our marker for the east) and it will be the very beginning of the 24th in Anchorage (our marker for the west). It may be uncomfortable to work out timing, so we advise scheduling your post. Alternatively, you can message the blog (with your giftee’s URL please) and we can find out their timezone for you.

  • What if my gift will be late?

If you are giving the gift late, please message this blog with the URL/email of your giftee and how delayed you will be, so we can follow up.You’re also encouraged to send your giftee an ask on anon so they can know about the delay directly from you. Again, be sure to tag #tolkiensecretsanta2018 when the gift is finally posted so it can be reblogged.

  • What if I’m not sure I can commit to the gift exchange?

Many participants have said that the anticipation of getting a gift, and ultimately receiving something wonderful, is one of their favourite aspects of the event. Therefore, nothing is more disappointing than not receiving a gift when you thought you would. You must be quite certain of your commitment before you sign up - remember, this closes on November 27th, just before midnight (GMT). If you really, truly cannot make a gift in time, it’s your responsibility to message the blog by December 14th so a pinch-hitter can be found for your giftee.

The Team

This gift is exchange is an entirely volunteer-run event. If you’re enjoying it, do consider sending a message to @fernstrike (mod fern), @feanope (mod fea), @moringottos (mod m), and @raisingcain-onceagain (mod rc)! We absolutely love hearing how much fun you guys have participating :)


by Spiced Wine on November 01, 2018 16:26

Sultry in September Stories are now live

And all the wonderful stories are now up on AO3! Thank you to all the amazing authors who participated this year :)

 

 

Full Master List

 

Aglarien wrote The Magpie for Alexcat

Alexcat wrote Be Careful What You Wish For for Nuinzilien

Alikuu wrote Fëanorian Hospitality for Kalendeer

Amyfortuna wrote Mourning Into Joy for The_Wavesinger

AndiiErestor wrote Fools in Love for Amyfortuna

Burning_Nightingale wrote Oh, Revenge for Cirilla9

Cirilla9 wrote Tales of the thousand and one nights for DragonofMordor

DragonofMordor wrote One Moment in Forever for Tiltedshadow

Elladansgirl wrote Convincing Abilities for Mawgy

Erlkoenig wrote Nothing Gold Can Stay for Burning_Nightingale

Erlkonig wrote To Love None Better Than You for Aglarien

Erlkonig wrote Be Still, and Let the Dark Come for Kasura

Hennethgalad wrote To The Sea. for Erlkoenig

Ignoblebard wrote Forging a Bond for Mangacrack

Kalendeer wrote Do Not Ask for Permission for Hennethgalad

Kasura wrote The Chasing for Ingoldos

Lynndyre wrote Visit for Samtyr

Mangacrack wrote In a World Beyond Control for Gabriel

Marchwriter wrote Borderlands for Solanaceae

Mawgy wrote Remember Me for Ulan

Narya wrote Comfort and Joy for Marchwriter

Nuinzilien wrote The Door to Maybe for Lynndyre

phyncke wrote What's In a Name? for Ignoblebard

RaisingCaiin wrote Histories, Full of Stars for Narya

RaisingCaiin wrote In That Deepening Evening for AndiiErestor

Raiyana wrote The Soldier and the Spy for Phyncke

Samtyr wrote Splitting Heirs for Tabru

Solanaceae wrote Blossom of Hours Unleashed for Raiyana

Tabru wrote In the Third Year for Elladansgirl

Talullah wrote Bay of Terns for Alikuu

Tiltedshadow wrote And All the Devils Are Here for RaisingCaiin

The_Wavesinger wrote (Take Heed of the) Stormy Weather for Talullah


Mawgy also wrote Cutbacks as a special gift to the Sultry in September/My Slashy Valentine mods! Thank you, Samtyr!! :)

 

Gabriel Wrote: The First Time...Ever I Saw Your Face.  For Aglarien.

https://archiveofourown.org/collections/2018_SinS/works/16032353

 

 

 

 

 

 


by Spiced Wine on September 21, 2018 18:02

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