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Spiced Wine
02/23/18 11:09 pm
No, it?s me, too. I am glad in a way that it is not just me
Narya
02/23/18 10:36 pm
Random question...is anyone else seeing weird character marks in the text on the site? E.g. diacritical marks don't seem to be showing up correctly? Maybe it's my computer.
Narya
02/23/18 10:35 pm
I feel like we've lost a lot of authors in the last few years - although I know RL is busy and people do drift.
ziggy
02/23/18 08:45 pm
Yes- ffnet went through areally horrid phase- better now but quiet. This is better. ANd I don't write anything else but Tolkien.
Spiced Wine
02/23/18 10:33 am
I?ve never been inspired to write in other fandoms. Not that I don?t find some enjoyable, just they don?t make me want to write anything for them
Narya
02/23/18 09:50 am
Possibly it was there but it was much harder to find easily!! Also when I started in fandom, ff.net seemed to be full of trolls and was a scary place.
Narya
02/23/18 09:49 am
The thing I like best with the Tolkien-only sites is the sense of community and the depth of knowledge. The lack of that is why I never posted at ff.net.
Narya
02/23/18 09:48 am
I suppose. I read a bit in the Harry Potter and MCU fandoms, but the only world I feel inspired to write in is Tolkien's. Maybe I'm odd, though!
ziggy
02/22/18 09:46 pm
I suppose Tolkien only fansites are few and far between now because a lot of people post in more thanone fandom.. so Ao3 seems to have grown exponentially, and fanfic is still strong.
Spiced Wine
02/21/18 11:16 pm
Both sites have been going for years
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It is the mark of a good fairy-story, of the higher or more complete kind, that however wild its events, however fantastic or terrible the adventures, it can give to child or man that hears it, when the “turn” comes, a catch of the breath, a beat and lifting of the heart, near to (or indeed accompanied by) tears, as keen as that given by any form of literary art, and having a peculiar quality ... In such stories when the sudden “turn” comes we get a piercing glimpse of joy, and heart's desire, that for a moment passes outside the frame, rends indeed the very web of story, and lets a gleam come through.


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The Sad Demise of Tolkien Archives

I was reading a post by Indy on Dreamwidth about her updating her list of Tolkien-specific archives and so many are dying. Only 3 are really active now: The Silmarillion Writers Guild, MPTT (Many Paths to Tread) and Faerie. I will link to Indy?s Tumblr post which anyone can see.

I feel it?s very important to keep these smaller Tolkien-specific archives going, and I do think there?ll be an upsurge in fic once Amazon?s Lord of the Rings series is launched. So let?s do all we can. If you know anyone who does not post on here, please encourage them to do so (or on one of the others). When I came into online fandom there were loads of Tolkien archives and they have just withered.

Here is Indy?s Tumblr post:

http://independence1776.tumblr.com/listofTolkienfanficarchives


by Spiced Wine on February 21, 2018 19:53

B2Me — Back To Middle-earth Month

It’s Back to Middle-earth Month with the Silmarillion Writer’s Guild.

It is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance that is in this Earth; and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen. ~ The Silmarillion,

Welcome to Back to Middle-earth Month 2018!

As a reminder, our home base is now Dreamwidth; our Tumblr and LiveJournal communities are admin posts only.

We’re running a 31 x 31 x 16 challenge this year. 31 prompts have been posted now for participants who prefer more time to create. Another set of prompts will be posted in March. The March prompts are divided into two categories--fanwork and comment. The fanwork prompts will be posted daily; the comment prompts every other day. Fanwork prompts are for the creation of any type of fanwork. Comment prompts are for leaving feedback on Tolkien-based fanworks, whether written for B2MeM or not.

As always, you may use as few or as many prompts as you wish to. Let us stress that: creating one fanwork using one prompt is just as welcome and valuable as creating something daily. Using one of the comment prompts to comment on one fanwork is also just as valuable.

If you finish creating your fanwork(s) early, we ask that you please wait until the event begins in March to post them.

https://b2mem.dreamwidth.org/487795.html#cutid1
by Spiced Wine on February 14, 2018 21:07

Fandom Snowflake Challenge

It's the Fandom Snowflake Challenge again :)

Fandom Snowflake Challenge banner 2018

A lovely low-pressure celebration of Fandom :) Check it out!

https://snowflake-challenge.dreamwidth.org
by Spiced Wine on January 01, 2018 0:28

My Slashy Valentine

 

Rules & FAQ


By popular demand, we will reveal to you the name of your recipient at your request. Some people find it easier to write or to personalize a story if they know the identity of their recipient. Other people find that thought absolutely horrifying! Now, you can have it either way. If, at any time during the writing period, you wish to know the identity of your recipient, you may ask us. Since other writers do not want to be "spoiled," we ask that you please keep this information to yourself!


  • All stories must be a minimum length of 1,200 words, which translates to roughly 3 full pages in Word. Stories must be complete and in their entirety.

  • Submissions must be COMPLETE, new and previously unreleased, and written specifically for the assignment you receive.

  • Manners are mandatory!! Be kind to your readers, be kind to your writer, be kind to your overworked admin. Just as you are required to turn in a finished, beta'd story, you are required to acknowledge the person who wrote for you in a timely fashion. If you're going to be out of town when the archive opens, consider making an LJ post to that effect, or alerting the moderator if you think it's going to be more than 3 or 4 days before you can get in touch with your writer. Even if you *hate* the story you are given-- and we certainly hope that's not the case!-- common courtesy dictates that you should at least say "Thank you for writing this for me." If you cannot gracefully thank the author who wrote for you, you may be asked to sit out the next round and contemplate the meaning of the word "Courtesy."

  • Stories shall not be released to the general fandom on any group, list, or website until after the archive opens on February 14th. After the publication date on this site, feel free to post or archive your work anywhere you would like. Authors may post their own submissions on the Slashy Swap LJ community after the publication date on this site if they choose.

  • Authors are responsible for posting their own stories to the Slashy Swap collection at AO3 on or before the due date. If you have any questions, need an AO3 invitation or have difficulties, please email the moderator: slashysanta@gmail.com.



PROHIBITIONS / RESTRICTIONS

  • No fiction involving a minor in a sexual situation, even in flashback, no matter how vaguely alluded to, will be permitted. Period.

  • No songfics.

  • No het pairings as anything other than secondary characters or plots.

  • No bestiality. (Tolkien characters that manifest as cognizant beings are fine. If in doubt, ask us.)

  • No RPS (real person slash) will be accepted.

  • No blatant Mary Sue, Marty Stu, or self-inserts.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Q: Can I ask for femslash?

Yes! We had our first femslash stories during the 2013 My Slashy Valentine swap, and we'd love to have you join us.

Q: I see a main focus on Elves, Men, Valar and Maiar. What about Dwarves and Hobbits?

A: In previous swaps there was less emphasis on Dwarves and Hobbits, but due to the release of the Hobbit movies, that's starting to change. We're happy to try and accommodate any request, though it is dependent on having writers able to fill these requests. You can help this process by spreading the word to your fellow Dwarf and Hobbit writers.

Q: I just received my assignment and it fits perfectly into part of a series I've been working on. Can I use it anyway?

A: We'd prefer your story to be original and created solely for your recipient, but so long as your submission fits the assignment you received, can be read and understood as a standalone, and it's new and unreleased, then go ahead.

Q: Yikes! I've been working on my story, but there was a family emergency and I don't think I'll make the deadline. What should I do?

A: Let us know! The Slashy Swap team have families too and understand that emergencies sometimes happen. The sooner you tell us, the easier it will be for us to come to a mutually agreeable solution.

Q: Unfortunately, the emergency has turned into something longer term and I won't be able to finish my story after all.

A: Again, please let us know as soon as possible so we can find a replacement to finish your assignment.

Q: I signed up for the previous exchanges, but never turned anything in. Can I still participate?

A: No. It simply isn't fair to those who met their obligations, or to the person who didn't get a story. If it was under special circumstances, reach out to the mods and we will review your case.

Q: Do I need to have my work beta read? I don't have one!

A: While we will not strictly enforce the use of a beta, we strongly encourage it. At the very least, please proof read and run a spell and grammar check. If you need help finding a beta, let us know and we'll direct you to some beta resources. Remember, you're writing a gift for someone, so make your story as perfect as it can be.

Q: HELP! I received the worst assignment in the world! What were you thinking? I can't write this!

A: It was likely an oversight. Please contact us and we will do what we can to find another assignment that is more to your taste and ability. If you already confirmed you would accept it, we can't make promises, but we'll do the best we can to help.

NOTE: In some rare instances, it may not be possible for a request to be filled to the requestor's exact specifications. This may occur if no author is willing to write the elements in the request (some examples are BDSM, fetish, rape, MPREG, or character death). In this case, the participant will be asked to revise their request so that we'll be able to match it.

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by Spiced Wine on December 04, 2017 12:08

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