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September 2005 Birthdays - 3

Hello, boys and girls!

If you have a September birthday, now would be the time to post your request!

Birthday kids, please-pretty-please-with-a-cherry-on-top visit the workshop, put your story in it, and enter the September challenge. Please?

And for your convinience, here's the directions to the whole deal.

Allie



September 2 - Jenni: I love the Silmarillion best, especially the Feanorians, but I also love LOTR and Legolas is my favourite character. The Hobbit is also wonderful, and my favourite character in that is Bilbo.

I like romantic, angsty, and sexy stories. I like Fëanor, Maedhros, Maglor, Melian, Estë, Irmo, Galadriel, Fingolfin, Finrod Felagund, and Voronwë and would love any drabbles that anyone can think up about them. Oh, and naughty is more than okay, het or slash ;)

September 16 - Dawn Felagund: Those who know me know that I don't dally much in LotR and prefer the Silmarillion and the First Age and that I love the House of Finwe, particularly those of the Feanorian variety.

Therefore, my request is for drabbles (or whatever) pertaining to Feanor's family. Only I don't want horrible angst and blood and gore and kinslaying--it's my birthday, and I want to think happy thoughts! Instead, I would like ordinary or joyful moments involving the Feanorians. You may involve any other characters that you can weasel into the tale--First Age or not--but I ask for a Feanorian at the center, and in a good mood for a change.
September 17 - Arandil: (1) Feanor. Anything about Feanor as long he is not protrayed as evil!Feanor. Angsty Feanor is fine. Fluffy Feanor, Adult-Situations Feanor, Forge-smut - whatever. Also, his two eldest sons would be cool. (Maedhros and Maglor).
(2) Legolas and Thranduil - happy father/sonness. Or either one by themselves.
(3) Elladan and/or Elrohir - either by themselves or together. No Arwen. She's worse than T.B. (aka Galadriel).
(4) An evil drabble - from an orc's perspective, or the MoS, or Sauron , or the ickle dark lord himself, Morgoth - anyone from the "other" side... Extra points if Morgoth abuses Sauron somehow. Extra EXTRA points if it somehow involves the shaving of Galadriel's head.
(5) And if anyone wants to write me a drabble where Glorfindel kicks the crap out of Arwen for stealing his horse, more power to you.

Provisions:
- no slash.

September 21 - Winterhawk: As a child of Mabon, (the Autumnal Equinox) I would dearly love a tale of the Elves of Greenwood at this time of year and if you can work in *Good* Thranduil and Legolas it would be wonderful. Mithrandir is also one of my favourite characters from LoTR. I am fairly easy to please--anything with elves from any Age would be greatly appreciated. A little humour, a little lust...but no slash.

September 29 - Tanaqui: My birthday is September 29th. Anyone with even a passing acquaintance with me knows that my favourite Middle-earth culture is Gondor. If more proof of my obsession were needed, I've recently completed an overview of the History of Gondor, as well as a biography of the Gondorians in the HASA Resources section.

Having SSP'd my efforts in Resources (go on, check out all the hard work of the Resources geeks! You know you want to....) and provided you with such rich source materal , I would like to request birthday drabbles about any moment in Gondorian history. Perhaps you can tell me what it was like for Isidur and Anárion to found this new kingdom; or what Húrin of Emyn Arnen, the steward at the time, felt when King Telemnar and his children -- and the White Tree -- died during the Great Plague; or what the ordinary people of Gondor felt when the crown passed to Eärnil after Ondoher and his sons and nephew died in battle. If Gondor isn't your cup of tea, I'd be delighted by drabbles involving interactions between your favourite culture and Gondorians. No slash, please, and I prefer book!canon to movie!canon.

September 30 - Gandalf's apprentice: Anything involving Aragorn or Gandalf the Grey finding out something about the other. It could be a conversation or event between them, or one of them interacting with another character (Aragorn hearing a story about Gandalf from Bilbo, for example). Funny, sad, whatever. Sex fine too, although I don't personally see their relationship as slash. It must be Gandalf the Grey, but it can be memories of before the war if you want to do a Fourth Age drabble.

 

 

Re: September 2005 Birthday Babies, Take 3

I saw the previous thread had reached 50 posts so I started a new one...

I would like to request birthday drabbles about any moment in Gondorian history.

This is my second drabble for Tanaqui, and it actually could describe two moments in Gondorian history. Hope she lives it.

And thanks to Elena Tiriel for the lovely beta assistance.

*****

A LESSER AND ALIEN RACE

"Do you see his wild lady?" Aldamir asks, leaning close to my ear. "See how she rides, her legs astride her horse's back like a man!" He looks at me, suspicion clouding his grey eyes. "Get you no ideas, sister; those children of the north are no match for a lord of Gondor, or for a lady."

Yet when I look upon her, I see something else. Golden-haired, bright-eyed, strong: alien, but not ignoble. And in her eyes I see wisdom to temper her courage, and compassion to lead us.

My lord does not pick his lady too poorly, methinks.

*****
"But Valacar far exceeded his father's designs. He grew to love the Northern lands and people, and he married Vidurnavi, daughter of Vidugavia. It was some years before he returned. From this marriage came later the war of the Kin-strife.

'For the high men of Gondor already looked askance at the Northmen among them; and it was a thing unheard of before that the heir to the crown, or any son of the King, should wed one of lesser and alien race." (Appendices, Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion)

or...

"'And would you have your proud folk say of you: There goes a lord who tamed a wild shieldmaiden of the North! Was there no woman of the race of Númenor to choose?'" (Eowyn to Faramir, "The Steward and the King", The Return of the King)

 

 

Happy Belated Birthday, Arandil!!!

Happy Belated B-day, Arandil. Here's a 600-word tale of ickle Morgoth, featuring Sauron abuse. Sorry, no Galadriel, shaven or otherwise. No actual werewolves were harmed in the making of this mega-drabble.




LORD OF WEREWOLVES



I try to be patient with some of my less thoughtful underlings. Really. I offer tasty Orc-snacks to the wargs, Men to the Orcs to play with, and I taught the game of tic-tack-kill to the trolls to occupy the brutes‘ so-called minds.

And then there’s Sauron. If he’s not in the forge fooling around with fancy jewelry like some sissy Noldo, he‘s subverting my werewolf training program.

I let him handle the new beast. This morn, when I arose and cast off my slippers, I could not find my boots. The door was ajar, knocked off its hinges. I stepped barefoot out of it, and howled in rage as my feet encountered a particularly foul puddle!

“SAURON!” No answer. Orcs fled before my wrath. I stomped back into my chamber, dried my feet, dressed, found a pair of old shoes and my favorite whip, and hastened to find a certain idiot.

Following a trail of puddles and eviscerated, shoeless Orcs, I reached Sauron’s door. Breaking it down with one showy kick, I stormed into his quarters. The reprobate was reclining on a chaise-lounge, attended by that strumpet Thuringwethil, who was giving him a manicure.

He turned red. The vampire batted her eyes at me.

“Where is he, Sauron!” I roared.

“Um…er. Where is who, Dark Lord?”

“My Anfauglir, cretin! I gave him to you to fashion into a weapon against that cursed Valar-hound if you remember.”

“Oh. He rose languidly, stretched, whistled, then called “Wolfiekins!”

Wolfiekins?

I heard a loud thump in Sauron’s bath chamber. Then came my great weapon, the young werewolf into which I’d poured my power and effort. The half-grown beast was sleek, his thickening dark coat brushed even more than Sauron’s own black locks. Now the size of a small pony, the wolf wore a fine leather collar studded with amethysts - more of Sauron’s foppery, no doubt. He also had one of my boots in his mouth, and a happy look in his yellow eyes.

The beast sauntered over to Sauron and sat against his legs, grinning foolishly at me. Sauron’s hand stole to the wolf’s head and stroked the ears! Thuringwethil pouted.

This petted creature was the werewolf I’d made to rend and tear and destroy? My Red Maw?

“Sauron, what have you done to my wolf?” I asked mildly.

“Done, Lord of All?” He weaseled; “I have been training him. Wolfie, lie down!”

The beast actually rolled over, tucking his paws like some giant rabbit. Disgusting!

“Sauron….What shall I do with you” I said, stroking the whip in my hand. “You’ve spoiled the beast, let him waste his strength on Orcs instead of captives, and make free in My chambers. And he’s not even housebroken!”

Then I raised the whip.

After I’d beat the crap out of Sauron, subdued the angry wolf and kicked him across the room, I finally regained peace of mind. The situation was salvageable without killing the creature and starting over. I hog-tied the wolf, removed his silly collar and buckled it around Sauron’s neck. Then I forced Sauron to clean up the puddles and orc-remains. I finished by making Sauron polish all of my remaining footwear, while I fondled Thuringwethil before him.

Carcharoth is your name, not Wolfiekins” I told the wolf as I cast him, growling and snapping, into the kennels . I would take up his training myself.

As for Sauron, I sent him off to conquer Tol Sirion, with a host of werewolves already ruined by his soft methods. Thuringwethil flew away with him, the stupid twit.

Good help is truly hard to find.


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AUTHOR‘S NOTES: Carcharoth was created by Morgoth to kill Huan, the Valar‘s “hound of war“. The name Carcharoth translates as The Red Maw. His other name, Anfauglir, means the Jaws of Thirst. But doubtless Sauron preferred to call him Wolfiekins. Sauron is called "lord of werewolves" in The Silmarillion (Ch. 18, Of The Ruin of Beleriand) when he conquers the fair isle of Tol Sirion and converts it into a fortress and werewolf sanctuary, renaming the place Tol-in-Gaurhoth, The Isle of Werewolves.

 

 

Happy Birthday, Tanaqui! (round 4)

Hi Barbara

A huge thank you for Moon Shadow posted over in the second September thread. All the drabbles you've written have been awesome, but this one is both so chilling and so sad. Poor Isildur's fëa waiting around for nearly 3000 years for a proper burial for his bones, and then ending up in Saruman's hands....

You've shown so clearly how far Saruman has fallen, pawing through the remains, and falling into a towering rage. There are wonderful phrases in here : brooding tower and moon-shadowed wall. And lots and lots of footnotes, of course.

This whole series has been marvellous, and it was such a treat to have it capped with this on my birthday.

Thanks again!

Cheers, Liz

 

 

Re: September 2005 Birthday Babies, Take 3

Hi Marta

This is my second drabble for Tanaqui, and it actually could describe two moments in Gondorian history. Hope she likes it.

Squee! I do, I do! Oh, what a wonderful, unexpected surprise!

"See how she rides, her legs astride her horse's back like a man!"

Oh, the horror....!! A woman riding astride

This made me laugh so hard. I love Aldamir's snoobbery and pomposity and condescension, and his sister's equal determination to think for herself and not be cowed -- and to look past the surface of things.

I am also deeply envious and wish I had written this drabble myself: you've created so many strong characterisations in such a short space of time: Aldamir and his sister, but also Valacar/Faramir and, especially, Edit: Vidumavi/Eowyn. (Yes, it works splendidly for both moments -- and draws out nicely the parallels between them.)

Thank you so much for giving me such a great present.

Cheers, Liz
*still chuckling*

(PS thanks to Elena Tiriel for beta reading -- and do I detect her hand in the footnotes...? )

 

 

Re: Happy Birthday, Tanaqui! (round 4)

A huge thank you for Moon Shadow posted over in the second September thread. All the drabbles you've written have been awesome, but this one is both so chilling and so sad. Poor Isildur's fëa waiting around for nearly 3000 years for a proper burial for his bones, and then ending up in Saruman's hands....

So glad you liked it, Liz! I admit, I'm getting so experienced at channeling darkness, that it's scary... Poor Isildur....

(And no, I helped beta Marta's drabble, but not her footnotes.... she has become corrupted all on her own! )

- Barbara

 

 

Happy belated birthday, Arandil!

After some dilly-dallying over whether or not to give such a dark present, I've decided to make it official: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ARANDIL!

Stolen: a very dark alternate universe featuring Galadriel. 

The fic is rated ADULT for dark/upsetting imagery, and character death, and is not for the faint of heart.

Happy birthday, my fellow Fëanatic! 

Allie 

 

 

Re: Happy Belated Birthday, Arandil!!!

Oh my God.  I love this.  'Tic-tac-kill'?  'Wolfiekins'??  I love the image of Wolfiekins (sorry, Carcharoth,)  wearing a jewelled collar and rolling on his back.  It's one of the times I wish I could draw.

Thank you - and it's not even my birthday!

Jay

 

 

For Winterhawk - Autumn Hunt

September 21 - Winterhawk: As a child of Mabon, (the Autumnal Equinox) I would dearly love a tale of the Elves of Greenwood at this time of year and if you can work in *Good* Thranduil and Legolas it would be wonderful. Mithrandir is also one of my favourite characters from LoTR. I am fairly easy to please--anything with elves from any Age would be greatly appreciated. A little humour, a little lust...but no slash.

For Winterhawk. Good!Thranduil is the only sort I do - so here you are. *Good* Thranduil, Legolas, and Autumn.

Autumn Hunt

Thranduil crept through the forest. Pausing by a thicket of bushes, he peered into the clustering branches to the hollows beyond. There was nothing there.

He gazed upwards, past the yellowing leaves into the depths of the trees above him, looking for a green and brown shadow – which was not there. He paused, thinking. Where to look next? The stables lay ahead, with lofts, corners, shadows, and stacked bales of hay.

Passing a drift of autumn leaves, he jumped as the pile exploded upwards, and a laughing, shouting elfling emerged.

"You found me, Ada! Now it's your turn to hide!"

Jay

 

 

Re: Happy Belated Birthday, Arandil!!!

Oh my God.  I love this.  'Tic-tac-kill'?  'Wolfiekins'??  I love the image of Wolfiekins (sorry, Carcharoth,)  wearing a jewelled collar and rolling on his back.  It's one of the times I wish I could draw.

Thank you - and it's not even my birthday!

Jay

Thanx for commenting, Jay - glad you enjoyed LORD OF WEREWOLVES.  I felt sorry for Wolfiekins-er-Carcharoth after writing it.  Wolves don't make great pets even if they're not wer, at least not in modern Earth - and they don't usually housebreak. 

I've never written from the POV of a Dark Lord before - kinda fun, at least when one is doing it for humor....Autumn Hunt is a great little read - Legolas romping in the autumn leaves, how cute!

Allie, your Stolen fic is awesome in a terrible way!   Brrrrrr.

RAKSHA

 

 

Re: Happy Belated Birthday, Arandil!!!

Allie, your Stolen fic is awesome in a terrible way!   Brrrrrr.

Thanks, Raksha!

Allie

 

 

Thanks, everyone

Hi All

I'm leaving HASA but, before I go, I wanted to thank everyone who has written me such splendid birthday drabbles. They've been truly wonderful presents and I've appreciated each and every one of them.

I'll be leaving my birthday drabble story in place and leaving it associated with the challenge, so that your marvellous work can be seen on the public side.

I'd also like to thank everyone who has provided prompts for birthday card drabbles that have spurred my muse into action over the past 18 months, and I'd like to thank the many people who beta-read and commented on them.

Thank you once again for all my lovely birthday presents.

Liz/Tanaqui

 

 

Re: Thanks, everyone

Well as she's ripped up all her forums, profile etc, I'll have to say it here: If Liz had hung about for two minutes, I would have liked to have said before she went how much I enjoyed her work, such as her Faramir and Eowyn series- beautifully set, written and characterised. However, she's vanished so I can't. How irritating. And the forum where they were discussed was really very interesting too.

 

 

Re: September 2005 Birthdays - 3

September 30 - Gandalf's apprentice: Anything involving Aragorn or Gandalf the Grey finding out something about the other.

This was much harder than I anticipated. But, see what you think.

Moving the Pieces

Even the Steward's son had finally left. In the Third Company common room lit only by dim blue glows guttering in pools of wax, a hand came out, hovered, and placed the rider firmly on the board.

"Checkmate."

Man and wizard chuckled.

"A good game. Well fought."

With efficient bustle, the captain secured the room: buttery door closed, windows bolted, candles snuffed, lantern lit.

"I'll escort you to your quarters."

"Aragorn."

The man froze. "You should not name me that."

"There are none to overhear. Your mother sends her love, and I have news from the North."

~~~

My personal opinion is that Aragorn won that game, but YMMV.

Hope your birthday was a happy one!

Gwynnyd

(with about 14 edits to get the formatting right!) 

 

 

Re: September 2005 Birthdays - Winterhawk

September 21 - Winterhawk: As a child of Mabon, (the Autumnal Equinox) I would dearly love a tale of the Elves of Greenwood at this time of year and if you can work in *Good* Thranduil and Legolas it would be wonderful.

My drabble muse has kicked in. I must be avoiding some work. LOL

 Hope your birthday was very happy!

First Autumn

"Ada!"

Legs still chubby propel Legolas across the courtyard.  His arms clutch an ungainly burden of leaves raked up from the forest floor.  The King's steady hand halts his forward rush and keeps the boy upright.

"Look, ada!  Leaves red! Yellow! " He struggles.  "… brown.  All from trees.  Down!  Fix now?" 

Such trust in his father's skills! There will be far worse than falling leaves his little son will have to face by and by.  And so few things Thranduil will be able to fix for him.

"The trees are sleeping now.  Soon they will get new leaves."



The Eldar grew in bodily form slower than Men, but in mind more swiftly. They learned to speak before they were one year old; and in the same time they learned to walk and to dance, for their wills came soon to the mastery of their bodies.
  Laws and Customs of the Eldar

Gwynnyd
 

 

 

Re: September 2005 Birthdays - 3

Hi, Gwynnyd

Thanks for the moment in time! Nice portrait of both at ease (more or less), with the extra drama of the name thrown in. I also think Aragorn won. Much more the military mind, after all.

G.A. 

 

 

Re: September 2005 Birthdays - Winterhawk

Can I just say, I really, really liked 'First Autumn'? Best child!Legolas I've ever seen- he tends to get rather over-saccerine treatment but this was really good. And, depending on what time of year he was born (his name suggests spring, I suppose) of course, he would be quite aware of the forest and able to talk about it before he was one, and he could have been taken aback the first time the leaves fell. I love the idea that he asks Ada to put the leaves back on the trees!

 

 

Re: Racy Drabbles

Vistula - this is marvelous. I hope you included it in the Exciting Drabble Challenge.

Thank you RAKSHA! Yes, I did include it in the challenge.

I did a fire-oriented erotic drabble recently (as yet not posted), but this one's smokin'!!! And where there's smoke, there's the Spirit of Fire, right?!

And when will this erotic drabble of yours be made available...hmmm...when? Do you expect us to hold out forever? We NEED more fire!!

Oh, and while I'm commenting...I loved your Lord of Werewolves piece. It was a great chuckle. Created a few interesting images in my mind.

Cheers,
Vistula

 

 

Re: September 2005 Birthdays - Winterhawk

Can I just say, I really, really liked 'First Autumn'?

 
Sure!  and Thank you! 

Gwynnyd 

 

 

Re: Racy Drabbles

Thanx for the compliments on Lord of Werewolves; which was exceedingly fun to write.  I hope that Arandil saw it; or will see it, sometime.

Actually, my fire-oriented erotic drabble does not include ol' Feisty-Pants, a.k.a. Feanor.  Though I do have a non-erotic drabble that has a connection to him - will post that one soon.  It's a real drabble, too. 

Gwynnyd - Autumn Leaves was just lovely; you wrote a L'il Legolas that was both cute and realistic.I mean, Elven kids are almost as cute as puppies...His faith that his father could "fix" anything was very credible.

RAKSHA

 

 

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