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Exodus of the Noldor by Writing Gecko. After the Exile of the Noldor, Arafinwe and Aule reflect on things which can be fixed, and those that cannot.

The First Kinslaying by fortunaavversa. The First Kinslaying.




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This Time It’s Different by Nixie Genesis. Melkor meets Ungoliant within her lair in order to fulfill his plan. They both converge on Aman and Melkor takes his revenge.

Approaching Darkness by ryesil. Melkor, Ungoliant and the darkening of Valinor.




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Remix Revival and Coronation Ceremony

Sep. 24th, 2017 09:47 am
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Remix Revival, an exchange for fic and art remixes, has just revealed authors/artists. Read more... )

Another exchange, currently still anonymous: Coronation Ceremony, for The Goblin Emperor fic and art. I liked a bunch of things (including some fun geeky science stuff), but these two pictures of the (fictional) historical figure Lisethu Pevennin, a woman who led a rebellion against the emperor of her time, can be enjoyed without canon knowledge.

Read more... )
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Melkor stirs strife among the Noldor by Nixie Genesis. Melkor weaves his lies, especially between the sons of Finwë. (Artwork)

A king unkinged (for the love he bore Feanor) by Himring. Finwe arrives in Formenos. (Short Story)




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 My contribution to the sub-compilation on Subcreation for Silm40.

Title: Hearing the Music
Summary: At Cuivienen, the first Eldar hear the echo of the Music of the Ainur in the waters.
Rating: General - no warnings.
 

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. (Ainulindale)

‘Listen, oh listen!’ cried Enelye.
‘The sound of flowing water?’ asked Tatie.
‘It is a world,’ mused Enel.
‘But is it this world?’ asked Iminye.
‘Or another one?’ asked Imin.
‘Can we make it?’ asked Tata.
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The Dwarves come into Beleriand by Robinka. The dwarves arrive in Beleriand

The fates of our kin by LadyBrooke. It is an ill omen when a Prince of Doriath appears in the tent of a Dwarf without any weapons and lowers himself to sit beneath her while they speak of important matters. (Short Story)




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Story update: "Small Hands"

Sep. 22nd, 2017 07:39 am
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As my offering for the Baggins Birthdays today... here is chapter 4 of my fluffy Cormallen story. I hope you enjoy it! Only one more chapter is planned.

"Small Hands"
Chapter 4: "Wax On, Wax Off"

http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=7551

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12572274/4/Small-Hands
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Fëanor Makes The Silmarils by Alikuu. Fëanor experiments with the light-retaining properties of Silima in the privacy of his forge. (Artwork)

The Creation of the Silmarils by Amyfortuna. Fëanor's creation of the Silmarils, in the form of a sestina. (Poetry)




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Bewildered by Dawn Felagund. Not all of the Eldar believed Valinor would be superior to Middle-earth. Having followed the man she loves from the land she loved also, Miriel struggles to cope with a strange life in a strange new land. (Short Story)




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Sep. 20th, 2017 03:06 pm
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L'shanah tovah u’metukah! For a good and sweet year!

too much drama

Sep. 20th, 2017 09:55 am
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Aaarrrghh...I am getting too old for this.

I'm so verklempt it's almost too hard to write this post.

As you know my daughter, her husband and their two little kids ages 7 and 4 moved in with us. We did it because she was having issues at their previous rented house and she didn't want the kids to attend the school in that area anymore. There was no problem with the school per se but it was too far away and a terrible neighbour of hers works there so she was worried that this person might behave in a negative way towards her children.

We wanted them to be able to save up the down payment for a house of their own and that's why we changed everything in our lives so we could accommodate them here.

I don't want this to be a long story and I know that there must always be a period of adjustment in which all parties must strive to make everything run smoothly, but Holy Hannah, did the last two or three weeks have to be so hard?

I am not getting any younger! There's only so much drama and stress I can take!

My daughter is never satisfied. This stems from her chronic depression I know, which she is managing fairly well now, but I remember when she was about eleven I noticed that she just didn't seem happy and tried to explain to her that nothing in life was ever going to be perfect and she would have to try to find the things that did make her feel somewhat good and try to always keep those things with her or around her and try to avoid the things that sent her into a downward spiral.

So the first day at the new school here went well for the 7-year-old boy, but was a disaster for the 4-year-old girl entering junior kindergarten. She threw a tantrum and bit the vice principal when they tried to restrain her. But she is not a biter! That was the first time she ever did that! We were shocked and horrified when we heard about it.

So long story short, my daughter fell out with the JK teacher, had words with her and demanded a transfer to another class. But when she found out all four JK classes were full at 30 kids each, she demanded a transfer to another school! But guess what? All three other schools in the area were also full!

The teacher had suggested to Olivia (my daughter) that there might be something wrong with Jessica - she dared to suggest that she might be "on the spectrum" - and that's a touchy subject with Olivia since Sean was diagnosed with mild autism ten years ago and was transferred into a Special Ed class. Sean seems so normal these days that we are beginning to wonder if there has been too much of a rush to judgement in naming certain kids to be "on the spectrum" over the past several years. It seems to have become somewhat of a trend now. Either that or perhaps certain kids can just grow out of their autism. Sean is going to be 15 soon and he is just like any other boy his age.

So Olivia kept Jessica home for the rest of the week and then asked me to take her to school beginning the week after that, while she took her son to his Grade 2 class.

*sigh*

Of course I caved, being me and wanting to keep the peace, so I took Jessica to her JK class, soothed her while she cried and said she didn't want to go (she wasn't the only one - there were two other little boys who were screaming their lungs out with resistance), apologized to the teacher for what my daughter had said to her, and everything actually worked out OK! One thing - I would never want to be a JK teacher - they are most certainly not paid enough for the work they do and the shit they have to put up with (sometimes literally) every working day.

Besides the teacher there are two ECE's and one teacher's assistant but it doesn't seem enough for a class of 30 little kids!

But this week so far, Jessica has been eager to go to school every day, has made friends and is enjoying everything about it there. We were speaking to the principal and he told us that this class and this teacher were the best ones in the school and very strong advocates for the kids themselves. Good to know.

One problem solved, but there are others. However, I don't want to write about them right now because I'm exhausted! It's hard to find time to do much of anything else and to top it off it's been unseasonably warm here and it's uncomfortable being sweaty ALL the time!

I want to write more, there are stories I still need to finish, etc., etc. but I find I have so much less "me" time than ever before. Am I being selfish? But I do want to do everything I can to help out my kids, without making them become too dependent on me at the same time.

It's a birthday!

Sep. 20th, 2017 09:01 am
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A big, happy, loving birthday wish to [personal profile] lbilover! I hope your vacation is being very good to you, you totally deserve it. Can't wait to see you and the pups this weekend!

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Paths to Good Intentions by just_jenni. Melian is bored and travels to Arda to see the Quendi. She meets Elwe. His people wonder where he is.




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Tuesday bits n' bobs

Sep. 19th, 2017 02:56 pm
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Uh oh, I discovered a big patch of poison ivy behind the front bushes. I hate to attack plants, but I bought a spray-bottle of weed killer and sprayed every leaf I could see. (Some of it is winding its way up the inside of a fat bush which may, sadly, become a casualty of the spraying.) Shiremom, Shiredad, and I are VERY allergic to poison ivy. We'll see how things look out there over the next week.

Shiremom and I both really enjoyed "August Rush". Thank you to everyone who recommended it!

In happy-happy news, I sat myself down yesterday, refused to be distracted, and wrote chapter 4 of my fluffy Cormallen story. Hooray! Now it just needs some polishing.

Pippin's been extra alert today, listening to the high winds whip the trees around, but it finally seems to be nap time. zzzzzzzzzzzz
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We were not born in Cuiviénen by Lyra. Morwë tells Oromë about the origins of his people, contradicting some stories the Vala had heard earlier.






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Turn All Your Flesh As Gold by anthropologyarda. Aulë's expertise does not lie in lungs and sinews. Mairon teaches his Master more than he intends.






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[admin post] Admin Post: September 2017 Challenge: Ancestors

Sep. 17th, 2017 04:51 pm
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SWG September 2017 Challenge Ancestors

As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the publication of The Silmarillion and in honor of Grandparents' Day, this month's theme is Ancestors. For this month's challenge, create a fanwork in which a character's resemblance or connection to an ancestor plays a central role. This challenge is completely open, without prompts, although feel free to use the comments to ask for or suggest more specific prompt ideas if you want.

Since I held off on announcing the new challenge because of Silmarillion40, then the deadline will be extended this month. If you want your fanwork to receive a creator stamp, it will need to be posted to the archive (or our DW or LJ for formats other than writing and podfic) no later than October 12. As with the Song of Exile, if you are writing for Silmarillion40 and wish to use the Ancestors challenge in your Silmarillion40 entry, please just let me know when you send in your Silmarillion40 piece, and I will award you your stamp.

I also never posted a links list for last month's challenge, Song of Exile. (We'll blame Silmarillion40 again for that too. ;) Click below the cut for list of last month's challenge entries and please consider leaving a comment if you enjoy an author's work! Remember that stamps for review challenges never expire, so you can keep adding to your stamp collection by showing love to our challenge creators if you want. However, if you need a reviewer stamp for May's Hero's Journey Matryoshka challenge or earlier, please let me know in a comment or an email to moderator@silmarillionwritersguild.org.

August Song of Exile Challenge Stories )

Some final housekeeping ... I have not begun stamps yet for the Song of Exile challenge. Let's blame Silmarillion40 again for that, shall we? As I settle into the daily routine of the collection (and as the school year settles into a routine too), I will begin working on this. I appreciate everyone's patience these last few chaotic months!

If you're new to our challenges, you can find full guidelines--as well as past challenges--here.
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Some years back, I joined the LJ community [livejournal.com profile] photo_scavenger, a great place to share your own pics for a new theme each week. It's gone a bit quiet there, so I'd like to invite you over there, to have a look and enjoy nice and interesting photos, and hopefully also participate yourself. Personally, one of my favourite parts is seeing what everybody's answer to the prompt is, and the more people are posting and/or commenting, the more interesting it gets.

The community is very open and friendly and has absolutely no pressure - everybody can post one or more pics for the weekly prompts at any given time, and there are no requirements other than the photos must be your own, and fit for a general audience. Some people take new pics for each prompt, some use older and perhaps favourite pics they'd like to share, some make a personal challenge trying to fill each prompt, and some pop in with a few pics from time to time. Posting pics is no requirement to join.
More info and the rules can be found on the comm's profile.
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And She Slept by LadyBrooke. As Valinor is created, there are those who stay behind in the darkness to wait for those that come.




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It's a birthday!

Sep. 16th, 2017 08:46 am
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Happy Birthday, [personal profile] dawn_felagund! I hope it's a wonderful day!

Party!

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Hardy!

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