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More writing of the Tolkien Things

I unintentionally went on writing.  I don't know why.  I intended to finish writing Dead Feanor and the War of Wrath, then finish my old Arthurian story that has been sitting around for ages.   But Dead Feanor got to rather a gloomy bit that I seem to find difficult to finish, so instead I wrote some cheerier things:

Love, Politics and Pastries 6327 words of Elrond, newly arrived in the West, and Celebrían in Tol Eressëa, discussing the House of Fëanor as pastries, and the Breaking of the World.

Aiya Eärendil Elenion Ancalima 5525 words in which Frodo Baggins and Maglor, son of Fëanor have a chance-encounter with Elrond's father on the shores of Tol Eressëa,  take him back to meet Elrond and talk about song and stories.   I suppose technically this is a post-LOTR story rather than a post-Silmarillion one, since Frodo has quite a large role, but I feel obscurely awkward about tagging it as LOTR.   And I think it would not make much sense to someone who has not read the Silmarillion, whereas surely everyone who has read the Silmarillion has also read LOTR.

There seems to be a lot of chat and drinking in this series and not much actually happening!


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29th May, 2017 14:14 (UTC)
I'm enjoying this series--excellent chat and the quality of the food and drink is Valinorean. (Besides, this last one practically had an action scene!)

If you tag it both for the Silmarillion and LOTR, people can make up their own minds, whether they want a Silmish bit. It would be a pity if Frodo fans were going to miss him in this piece, just for the tagging.

Edited at 2017-05-29 14:15 (UTC)
29th May, 2017 15:54 (UTC)
I meant to put in more action, but Frodo had stern views on the potential action scene, and stepped in to put his foot down before it could really get going!

If I tag it LOTR then anyone who doesn't know who Maglor is is would be very confused, I think, given that it's from his point of view. I'd expect them to have some idea about Eärendil, but not Maglor.

30th May, 2017 03:40 (UTC)
I like your Earendil! So tough, and cheerful and making-the-best-of- things, and willing to be sensible and fair, especially after Frodo reminds him how to do it. Perhaps there's a bit of 'all mortals (or would-rather-be-mortals) together' going on between him and Frodo?

And the suggestion that he sneaked/sneaks back from time to time and meets sailors in Middle-earth is absolutely brilliant.
30th May, 2017 08:35 (UTC)
The mortals together thing is definitely something I was trying for. I know it's supposed to be a straight choice, Men or Elves, but in terms of your recent post, Earendil definitely comes under Ulmo, and Ulmo seems to play by his own rules - exactly as you'd expect from the sea!

I think Earendil (and Ulmo) would definitely argue that it's not really Middle-earth unless you actually put foot on solid ground. He probably spends time with Cirdan too: the perspective all changes if you think of the sea as not being around the edges, but in the middle...
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