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I'll be Yours if You'll be Mine by NelyafinweFeanorion Teen
Modern setting AU. Maedhros/Fingon. Maedhros owns a bookstore. Fingon is in grad school. Expect appearances from varied members...
Even the Birds Are Chained to the Sky by cheekybeak Teen
The story of Legolas, Elrohir and Maewen in Valinor. A Silvan child runs free and safe in Valinor but how free is he? A mother...
The Light Wraps You by Narya General Audiences
A moment between Celebrimbor and Orodreth after the news of Finrod's death. Written as a birthday gift for Gabriel – it's...
Night Terrors by Linda Hoyland General Audiences
Aragorn and Faramir learn all is not well with Sam
Melpomaen the Elfling by Glorfindel Explicit
Melpomaen is a reborn elfling. He has two fathers because Saruman cursed one of them to fall pregnant to the next elf they...
I will Lift mine Eyes by Linda Hoyland General Audiences
A series of events after his return from Gondor leaves Aragorn's spirits at an all-time low.
I will Lift mine Eyes by Linda Hoyland General Audiences
A series of events after his return from Gondor leaves Aragorn's spirits at an all-time low.

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Spiced Wine
04/22/18 09:51 am
We had two storms, late evening and about 1.15, really energetic, incredible lightning! It’s nice this morning though!
Narya
04/21/18 10:08 pm
Beautiful weather again today :) although thunderstorms forecast soon - I am waiting up for it, I love a good storm. How is everyone's weekend so far?
Narya
04/20/18 10:35 pm
Happy Friday :) it's been a gorgeous day here.
Spiced Wine
04/20/18 09:51 am
Happy Friday, everyone :)
Gabriel
04/20/18 12:47 am
Thank you Nelya, thank you Spiced. :)
Spiced Wine
04/19/18 08:22 pm
I’m glad you’ve had a lovely day, Gabriel :)
NelyafinweFeanorion
04/19/18 05:47 pm
Happy birthday Gabriel!
Gabriel
04/19/18 01:04 pm
Thank you so much Narya. I've had a lovely quiet day spending time with family. :)
Spiced Wine
04/18/18 10:08 pm
What a gorgeous day today! Like a taste of summer! I love sitting working with the door open!
Narya
04/18/18 10:07 pm
Happy birthday for tomorrow, Gabriel! (I am travelling for work and likely to be stuck on trains, so might not have chance to say it on the day.)
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arafinwean
Thank you Spiced Wine! It's been a lovely day so far.
04/12/18 12:13 am [Delete] [Edit]

Spiced Wine
Arafinwean — Happy Birthday :)
04/11/18 09:12 pm [Delete] [Edit]

Spiced Wine
All the Elves had to look forward to was becoming ‘fea’ alone, which they dreaded.Even in Valinor, which always seemed a deadly dull place to me anyhow
04/08/18 06:12 pm [Delete] [Edit]

Narya
I wonder if she regretted going back to Valinor, once she got there? :/
04/08/18 05:09 pm [Delete] [Edit]

Spiced Wine
Not in my ‘verse of course, but in the book :/ Such a pathetic ending I always thought it, just begging for change
04/08/18 02:29 pm [Delete] [Edit]

Spiced Wine
*alight - damn autocorrect. And as time went on the Elves died or returned to Valinor and it must have seemed a rebellion already long lost
04/08/18 02:28 pm [Delete] [Edit]

Spiced Wine
I suppose it was a fire that just gradually died. Galadriel always struck me as proud, clever and ambitious but not charismatic or powerful enough to keep it alright
04/08/18 02:27 pm [Delete] [Edit]

ziggy
re Galadriel as penitant- I never bought that once I'd read the Silm! None of those who left could have repented- such a fiery rebellion.
04/08/18 12:00 pm [Delete] [Edit]

Spiced Wine
I don’t think Tolkien could cope with *any* problematic characters. He killed *most* of them off!
04/08/18 10:22 am [Delete] [Edit]

Narya
Agree abut Aredhel too. Aredhel/Eol has to be one of the most problematic stories in the Silm.
04/08/18 10:09 am [Delete] [Edit]

Narya
Yes, untapped resource is right! I always feel like her arc from rebel to penitent was Tolkien imposing his world views rather than authentically developing the character
04/08/18 10:05 am [Delete] [Edit]

ziggy
is an untapped resource. As you say, Nelya, crossed the Ice, refused Feanor, we only don't know what she did in the First Age bec T isn't interested in her. She is a strong female character th
04/07/18 11:37 pm [Delete] [Edit]

ziggy
I agree re Aredhel- fancy writing her out of the story!! But Tolkien couldn't cope with female characters- he could only write one really and that was Eowyn- who is fab. But I think Galadriel is a
04/07/18 11:35 pm [Delete] [Edit]

NelyafinweFeanorion
I find her more interesting than many of the other (few) female characters. I remember when I first read the Silm I was incredulous that that was her fate.
04/07/18 10:48 pm [Delete] [Edit]

NelyafinweFeanorion
I am no fan of Luthien, as Cheekybeak knows well! I find Aredhel fascinating--powerful, fierce, opinionated, stubborn, fearless. So much potential in that character.
04/07/18 10:46 pm [Delete] [Edit]

NelyafinweFeanorion
I think Galadriel was underutilized in the stories--she is described as so brilliant, so fierce, so strong. She butts heads with Fëanor, crosses the Ice and then just sits in Doriath? Ugh.
04/07/18 10:42 pm [Delete] [Edit]

Spiced Wine
Oh, Galadriel was jealous of Fëanor and Tindómion reminds her of Fëanor far too much. He always knew and never cared, just as Fëanor never would have lol
04/07/18 10:42 pm [Delete] [Edit]

Spiced Wine
Middle-earth News has some new info on the LOTR seres. They reckon it’s costing over $1billion
04/07/18 10:40 pm [Delete] [Edit]

Gabriel
instead. Love Finrod! And Spiced Why does Galadriel hate Tindomion? He's gorgeous! What is there not to love! :D
04/07/18 10:06 pm [Delete] [Edit]

Gabriel
If I had to choose it would definitely be Galadriel. But I agree with Spiced, they over-inflated her in the movies which turned me off her a bit. I would have loved to have seen Finrod in her role in
04/07/18 10:04 pm [Delete] [Edit]

cheekybeak
My favourite female character. Far rather her imperfect strength than the hideous “perfectness” of Luthien.
04/07/18 09:52 pm [Delete] [Edit]

cheekybeak
I love Galadriel. Love that she is flawed. In my mind she suffers badly from the loss of Finrod but she was flawed before that. She is arrogant and strong
04/07/18 09:51 pm [Delete] [Edit]

Spiced Wine
Brothers had survived instead, what a fantastic story that would have been!
04/07/18 07:25 pm [Delete] [Edit]

Spiced Wine
Many people though didn’t know the Silmarillion and so she became inflated above what she actually was. If only one of her
04/07/18 07:25 pm [Delete] [Edit]

Spiced Wine
But all the hype about her when the LOTR films came out- partly the Virgin Mary, partly some White Lady Goddess. It was too much
04/07/18 07:24 pm [Delete] [Edit]