Yesterday, our February challenge, Revolution
, closed with a total of 19 stories and artwork contributed! Below is a list of all of the challenge entries for Revolution. All links to stories go the Table of Contents, where you can view ratings, warnings, author's notes, and additional information about the story. If you like a piece, please consider letting the author or artist know.And then he spoke
by Hrymfaxe. Knowing his own fate, that he can speak only three times before his death, taking the leap and speaking that first time must have required courage from Huan. (Art)Aurë entuluva!
by Lyra. Húrin's famous battle cry makes a fine protest sign. Or maybe just a motivational postcard. (Art)A Different Kind of Peace
by Tyelca. During various moments in his life, Celebrimbor is forced to reconsider the meaning of peace.Early Roman Kings
by mangacrack. The degree of civilisation of a society can be judged by entering its prisons.Far Too Many of You Dying
by StarSpray. After the Noldor depart, Alqualondë is left reeling.Give Me Freedom, Give Me Fire
by Fernstrike. In the week after the beginning of Dagor Bragollach, an elfling and his mother flee their settlement near the Fens of Serech. With his father's fate unknown and his home destroyed, the elfling considers what is to come next.Like The Fall Of Night
by hennethgalad. Morgoth sells the concept of swords to the elves through his minions.Morning Hath Broken
by Kaylee Arafinwiel. One fair morning in Harlindon, Oropher tells the story of the Iathrim's first sunrise to the most precious light of his life - his only remaining son.Musical Interpretation
by Erulisse. Feanaro intended his sons to be smiths or artists as he and Nerdanel were. His second son seems to have a different idea and when he spends a day at the Forge, it is a eye-opening experience for both Feanaro and his young son, Maglor.No Small Dreams
by just_jenni. After the Noldor are victorious in the Dagor-Nuin-Giliath Finrod and Turgon fall asleep beside the River Sirion while on a camping trip. Ulmo, having come up the river to find them, lays a deep sleep complete with heavy dreams upon them. Each elf will remember that his dream involved building new cities or realms which are places of refuge or retreats for their people during a peaceful time; for at any moment this peace could be broken by Morgoth and his evil army waging war on them once more.
This fic deals with the fact that despite being best friends (perhaps even closer than that) since childhood, neither Finrod nor Turgon will disclose each other's dream to one another. I tried to understand why they would not and describe the reasons they might have for not doing so.Obsidian to Cut
by LadyBrooke. He is reborn in Valinor, and they assume he died because the Kindi were incapable of standing against Morgoth, especially after their King and Princes were not.
(The Noldor forget that their relatives weren't left behind on the March because they were incapable, but because they didn't wish to come.)The Parting of the Ways
by Lyra. On the eve of the Great Journey, Morwë discusses his doubts with Finwë.Standing Aside
by Silver Trails. Maedhros must decide what to do after standing aside while his father and brothers burned the boats at Losgar.Those Who Remain
by Tyelca. In 1997, Maglor visits the musical The Scarlet Pimpernel shortly after the premiere, and one song in particular catches his attention.
Also featuring Fëanorian Stubbornness.Three by the Door
by Himring. Elros, future King of Numenor, makes the acquaintance of some of his future subjects--and finds out that some traditions that he thought forgotten have survived the drowning of Beleriand.Uncertain Seas
by Grundy. Today changed everything, and Artanis isn't certain of anything now.We Weren't Born to Follow
by oshun. The Noldor were always a contentious people. Finwë and Míriel before they leave on the great Trek across the mountains to the sea.The World Will Know
by Lotrfan. written for the Revolution Challenge 2017. The prompt was the song “The World Will Know” from Newsies.
“And the world will see that we had to choose
that the things we do today will be tomorrow’s news.
And the old will fall
And the young stand tall
And the time is now
And the winds will blow
And our ranks will grow and grow and grow and so
The world will feel the fire
And finally know!”Your Image in an Antique Book
by IgnobleBard. After the Battle of Unnumbered Tears, Maedhros revisits Fingon's fortress.
Some housekeeping details ...
I first want to give an enormous thank you to Lyra (oloriel
), who helped us immensely with both prompts and stamps for the Revolution challenge.
The next challenge will be announced on 15 March, which is next Wednesday.
I made quite a bit of headway earlier this week on stamps for participants and reviewers, so updated stamp collections should be available by the end of the weekend. If you don't see your updates by Monday, please let me know, but please do not query before then.
Late entries are welcome for any challenge; however, late entries do not receive participant stamps for that month. If you want a prompt for Revolution, you can continue to request a prompt on the challenge post
or contact the SWG mods
On that note, we had a couple late entries for the Taboo challenge. Please stop by and check out these stories and show the authors some love! If you need an extra incentive, remember that review challenges never expire, so it's not too late to earn the pretty Taboo challenge reviewer stamps. ;)Late Taboo Challenge Stories100 Days of Silence
by just_jenni. Amras, realizing that he cannot bear to continue fighting, ostracizes himself from his family. Choosing to retreat into the forests of Beleriand, he meets someone unexpected.Fire and Worms
by Tyelca. The ground is wet and rotten and the fire is wasteful, and madness slowly turns vices into virtues. Or is it the other way around?