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Tale By Any Other Name, A

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It has been alleged that

"the voices of Joyce and Conrad plead, with the authority of true intelligence, ... [that] the faith of the Middle-Earthers is perpetual childhood; their currency is emotion on the cheap; their epiphany was Princess Diana's funeral. Middle-Earth is the Kingdom of Kitsch."

These kinds of charges have been levelled against the readers of Tolkien since LoTR was first published. But is this true? How would "classic" authors of the likes of Joyce and Conrad have related to Middle-earth? If they chose to write Tolkien-based fanfic, how would it read?

Your challenge is to pick a well-known "classic" author and write a piece of fan fic in his style. Your piece need not mimic exact quotes from the original author, but the overall style should be recognisable.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Marta - Water and Flame
General Audience
Last Updated: 17 Feb 05
Denethor ponders the future of the West after a bout with the palantir. Semi-finalist at the 2004 Mithril Awards for Best Poetry – short form.
Marta - Hole Possessed, A
General Audience
Last Updated: 30 Sep 04
A love sonnet from Lobelia Sackville-Baggins to the hole she adores.
Nerdanel - Persuasion
General Audience
Last Updated: 29 Mar 04
A short tale of Lúthien, told by the perspective of ... a different author. See if you can guess who it is. Yes, I do have better things to do. For "A Tale By Any Other Name" challenge.
Ti'ana Luthien - Aredhel
General Audience
Last Updated: 02 May 04
Eol, meet the Duke. Duke, meet Eol. You two should have alot in common. (Based on "My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning - with apologies to the poet :P)


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 20 Feb 04
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Entry Date: 06 May 04

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Challenge Info

Open Date: February 15, 2004

Closed: May 15, 2004

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Entries: 13

Originator: Tanaqui

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