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Kids do the darndest things...

Challenge Details

Many of Tolkien's characters are people of high position, and are given great respect and honor.

However, even Dunedain kings and elven princesses were children once upon a time...

How were our favorite characters like as children? Were Elrond and Celebrian's twins really mischevious pranksters (as fanon often portrays them) and drove Glorfindel insane? Did Eowyn play under Theoden's council table with toy soldiers and riders? Did Legolas ever announce that he wanted nothing for mettare but a pet spider?

How about the first age? Was Galadriel a child terror in Tirion? Did Luthien go through the terrible teens, and drive her divine mother crazy? How about Feanor and Nerdanel: how was life having a brood of seven sons? How were the cousins of the royal Noldorin family (Feanor's, Fingolfin's, and Finarfin's children) treated?

Any kid, any time, any frazzled parent/older sibling/caretaker chasing after them/finding them/tearing their hair out over their exploits. The kid should be young enough to NOT get into much trouble about it: between birth and early teens (or the human equivalent).

Challenge closes: 2 December 2004

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

AmandaK - Swan Flight
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Last Updated: 08 Sep 04
There is not much that will frighten the Steward of Gondor. But when Boromir attempts to reclaim a gift for Faramir from an unusual place, Denethor tastes real fear. Written for the Kids do the darndest things-challenge.
AngelQueen - Parent's Revenge, A
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Last Updated: 04 Sep 04
In many cases, a parent is allowed a great revenge against their children: grandchildren. For the 'Kids Do the Darndest Things...' Challenge.
Gwynnyd - Lighting Fires
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Last Updated: 14 Jan 10

How do you convince a boy to stop skipping school when he doesn't know he's supposed to grow up to be king? Elrohir gets handed the task by a very exasperated Erestor, and learns some things about Estel he didn't expect.

For Allie Meril, who wanted something about a student of Arda: in any study, any place, any time.

With many thanks to the legion of beta readers who helped me thwap this into shape and caught, hopefully, all my typos and backwards curly quotes: River Girl, Beregond5, Sulriel, Gandalf's Apprentice, Pen52, Oshun, LadyA, Patti Baggins, and anyone else I may have forgotten.

MEFA 2007 - Second Place in Genres: Adventure: Pre-Ring War

Jacks - King's Study, The
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Last Updated: 30 Oct 04
Written for the Kid's Do the Darndest Things challenge. An escapade of the youngest prince of Gondor.
Jay of Lasgalen - Of Balrogs And Battles
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Last Updated: 26 Aug 04
Elladan and Elrohir, aged nine, discover a fascinating book about Gondolin in their father's library.
Marta - Conspiracy Forged, A
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Last Updated: 19 Jun 05
Young Pippin attends Bilbo's 111th birthday. He receives, loses, and regains a rather unique family heirloom.
Noldo - Boromir's First Shield
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Last Updated: 15 Sep 04
Light-hearted little moment, in which Boromir receives his first shield, believes firmly that it's a boat, and acts upon that premise. Not to be taken seriously.
Ria - Kids do the Darndest Things
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Last Updated: 26 Oct 04
During a rainy day, Celegorm and Caranthir pretend to be hunters while dealing with older siblings and 'stupid' rules. Also featuring cameos by Maedhros, Maglor, Feanor, and Nerdanel. Written for the "Kids do the Darndest Things" challenge.
Vistula the Dunadan - Even Elf Boys Will Be Boys
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Last Updated: 29 Dec 04
A father son moment between the King of Mirkwood and his young prince. A Drabble EE expanded for the Kids Do the Darndest Things Challenge!


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 04 Sep 04
Entry Date: 04 Sep 04
fael bain
Entry Date: 07 Sep 04
Lady Aranel
Entry Date: 17 Sep 04

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Challenge Info

Open Date: September 02, 2004

Closed: December 02, 2004

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Entries: 13

Originator: Jacks

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