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~ Fragments of Fate And Fire ~ by Spiced Wine Mature
This will be a collection of fics, commissioned art, and gapfillers to flesh out events within my Dark Prince/Magnificat...
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Claire and Edenel speak as the storm rages about the Manse. One-shot sequel to Storm Warning, and gift to Narya.    Part...
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Ficlets of under 1000 words written for past BTMEM Challenges. They feature mostly Aragorn, Faramir, Halbarad and OCs
Fables of Faramir and Family by Linda Hoyland General Audiences
A selection of short pieces mostly written for challenges concerning Faramir and his family and friends.
Where the Shadows Lie by ziggy General Audiences
The One Ring has been destroyed and Sauron banished to the Dark with Morgoth. But not all the Rings were destroyed with the...
A Hand to Hold by Narya Teen
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Maglor examines some old relics in the Basilica di Santa Maria in Cosmedin. Written for Valentine's Day; posting a few days...

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02/22/19 08:15 pm
Happy Friday!
Spiced Wine
02/22/19 02:21 pm
Happy Friday, everyone :)
Spiced Wine
02/21/19 10:06 am
I forgot I could add some B2Me bingo prompts to that last story.
02/18/19 08:34 pm
Happy Birthday, Naledi! I also claimed my B2MeM cards today. So difficult to choose! *g*
02/18/19 02:20 pm
Happy birthday, Naledi! :D
02/18/19 01:31 pm
Ooh, thanks everyone! And Ziggy - thanks so much for my birthday treat! I can't wait to read it. I'm packing for my holiday, but I'll really enjoy curling up with it this evening :)
Spiced Wine
02/18/19 11:49 am
Many Happy Returns Naledi :) Hope you have a lovely day!
02/18/19 11:48 am
Happy Birthday to you, Naledi! *Hugs*
02/18/19 10:38 am
Happy Birthday Naledi- been rushing to finish this chapter to post on your birthday instead of the Elladan and Imrahil slash fest I know you REALLY want!! xx
Spiced Wine
02/16/19 01:52 pm
B2Me is underway folks. Amazing collection of Bingo Cards!
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Name: Gabriel (Signed) · Date: April 15, 2018 12:49 · For: Chapter 1
This was really enjoyable.

I was quite amazed at how in-depth Elrond and Gandalf's conversation was.How challenging Elrond found it, in selecting the members of this Fellowship. This is how it should have been.

This wasn't about just choosing nine people, throwing them together and then sending them on their way, or picking the best warriors for the task, this was about who would be compatible with whom, who best to be a pillar of strength when it was needed. Who would be the voice of reason and council when things were at their worst, who would be the most honorable and valiant when facing the enemy, etc.

Not just representatives of each of the peoples of Middle earth, but the strengths needed to endure and defeat the enemy.

A great read, Nelya. :)

Author's Response: Thanks Gabriel. I am sure these two spent quite a bit of time behind the scenes mapping the travel and going through scenarios of what could happen. As well as arguing about who would accompany Frodo. I envision terse conversations with Elladan and Elrohir, late night debates with Glorfindel and Erestor. They needed a team with cohesion and they could support each other and bond. But there were some members who chose themselves--Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn, Boromir. And Sam :) Elrond had little choice about them which was likely why he must have spent much time pondering who else to send. I'm sure Gandalf had very strong opinions on the subject! So glad you liked this!

Name: ziggy (Signed) · Date: April 12, 2018 23:10 · For: Chapter 1

Ah- lovely. Like a heart stew- feeds your soul:)

Author's Response: Thanks Ziggy. I imagine these two put a lot of thought into what to do and how.

Name: Narya (Signed) · Date: April 11, 2018 22:13 · For: Chapter 1
Oh, this is lovely :-) I like the logic against sending Glorfindel, Elladan and Elrohir - and Elrond grumbling about Merry and Pippin there at the end made me snicker. I loved the feel of this piece too - it fitted beautifully with the atmosphere of LOTR. Hopeful and nostalgic at the same time.

Author's Response: thanks! I am glad Gandalf's reasoning seemed sound to you! And thank you for commenting on the feel of it--I was trying to show just that. And yes Elrond is not keen on those two lively hobbits going with the Fellowship--he wants them to go back to the Shire! I have another story explaining why Elrond is concerned about Thranduil--they have a bit of history. I'll post it soon!

Name: Naledi (Signed) · Date: April 11, 2018 19:03 · For: Chapter 1

I really enjoyed this. I like your reasoning why Legolas was chosen - obviously I'm biased and think he's the best elf for the job! I liked how Elrond and Gandalf are worried about Thranduil's reaction. I always picture Thranduil as throwing a fit when he hears the news!

Author's Response: thanks so much, Naledi! I'm glad Gandalf's points made sense. I've always thought he was perfect for the job also. Elrond and Gandalf know Thranduil well enough to know how upset he will be. Mordor is where he lost his father. The thought of his son going there must be abhorrent. I picture Legolas as an only child in my head canon . I also think Thranduil has lost his wife (there's a back story there that features Elrond--I'll post it here sometime soon). He has his son and his people--that is what keeps Thranduil going. He must have been anguished to know where Legolas was headed with the Fellowship.

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