independence1776: Drawing of Maglor with a harp on right, words "sing of honor lost" and "Noldolantë" on the left and bottom, respectively (Noldolantë)
[personal profile] independence1776
Title: Mountains High Above
Author: Independence1776 ([livejournal.com profile] indy1776)
Rating: General
Warnings: None
Summary: Maglor, the Pelóri, and ruling in Valinor during the First Age. AU.
Notes: This was written for the International Fanworks Day, though it’s a week late. My challenges were Fanon Inverted (which I replaced with First Lines), Living Land, and Canon with a Twist.

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The Shovel

Feb. 15th, 2015 10:08 pm
[identity profile] huinare.livejournal.com
Title: The Shovel
Author: Huinárë
Rating: General
Warnings: n/a
Summary: En route to Valinor, Mahtan meets one of the Maiar and learns about the mechanics of floating islands.
Notes: Written for International Fanworks Day. This can be read as a stand-alone story, but is also the first part of a projected 4-chapter story. This installment responds to only one of my prompts ("First Meetings").


ETA - This chapter, as well as the second chapter, are now archived on SWG. I do intend to finish the story (and have it founder in the B2MeM avalanche) while March is yet young.

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moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (gals → galadriel)
[personal profile] moetushie
Title: a thousand years above her
Author: [livejournal.com profile] moetushie
Rating: Teen
Warnings: Past character death
Summary: Írimë lives again.
Notes: Written for International Fanworks Day 2015, for the prompts: The Circle of Life, New Beginnings, and Traditions. Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] ladyelleth for beta-ing!



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[identity profile] samtyr.livejournal.com
Title: More Than Are Dreamt Of
Author: [livejournal.com profile] samtyr
Rating: PG-13/Teen
Warnings: Nothing major.
Summary: They also serve who only stand and wait.
Notes: Thank you to Himring for a last-minute bit of help. Inspired by three challenges: Traditions, The Nature of Fear & Forbidden Lore.
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[identity profile] ladyelleth.livejournal.com
Title: The Kindler Explains Space to the Children
Author: Elleth ([livejournal.com profile] ladyelleth)
Rating: General
Warnings: None
Summary: The Starkindler reminisces on the Beyond - and hopes.
Notes: A triple drabble for International Fanworks Day, for the prompts End is the Beginning, Parting’s Sorrow and Wish Upon a Star. The title was adapted from the poem that helped inspire this story, God Explains Space to His Angels by Sid Gomez Hildawa.

The Kindler Explains Space to the the Children )
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[personal profile] dawn_felagund
Here is the reality for creators of Tolkien-based fanworks: Many (if not most) of us have hidden or do hide our fannish activities from people in our "real lives." We have all seen creators of fanworks mocked and stereotyped in the mainstream media and pop culture. We have heard published authors whom we read and admire tell us that we aren't "real writers" or "good enough" to come up with our own worlds and characters. Even within the Tolkien fandom, many of us have experienced the not-so-subtle disapproval from other fans over how we choose to engage with the texts.

Today, though, we turn our backs on those things. Today we can celebrate, acknowledge, and be proud of how hard we've worked to improve as writers, artists, and as deep thinkers about Tolkien's world. Today, we recognize that fanworks aren't new at all but a tradition that goes as deep as the roots of literature (and one which Tolkien himself practiced as well) and we perpetuate that tradition. Today, everyone should look around themselves and realize that they keep company with people who put many published authors and so-called Tolkien scholars to shame. It's International Fanworks Day! \0/

Several stories have been posted so far for our International Fanworks Day challenge. Moderated status has been removed from the community, so if you haven't posted your piece yet, you can do so whenever you're ready. As always, late entries are perfectly fine. I will add stories to the list here as they are posted to the community. Also, please feel free to cross-post your piece wherever you want--we want the Tolkien fanworks community to come out in force today!

Please do check out the stories that have been posted so far and consider leaving the authors a note if you do! :)


Fate is Yours to Choose by [livejournal.com profile] silverstarspray. With all the geological upheavel caused by the War of Wrath, the Blue Mountains are not, perhaps, the safest place to be. Written for the Back to Nature, Olore Malle, and Circle of Life (which was my trade-in) prompts. [Teens, mild violence]

Stargazing by [livejournal.com profile] fadesintothewes. Posted for the International Day of Fanswork Challenge for prompt 39: A lesson learned. Fingon teaches his son about the stars. This chapter is from another story that wasn't necessarily all Silmfic and is not posted on SWG. I thought this fit the prompt perfectly so I decided to share it here. [General]

Harvester of Sorrow by [livejournal.com profile] binkaslibrary. For the International Day of Fanworks, a short fic. My prompt: Things We Never Said, First Meetings, and Lost Letters. An orc and his grim job. [Adult, death and gore]

Fallen through the Cracks by [livejournal.com profile] hhimring. On the Ice, Lalwen makes a disturbing observation... A crack solution (pun intended) to the problem of some of Tolkien's missing women. Crossover. Written for International Day of Fanworks Challenge: for the following prompts: Beyond the Circles of Middle-earth, The Color of .., Season of Change. (c. 1050 words) [Teens, mild sexual content (slash, femslash)]

A Reunion in Dor Dínen by [livejournal.com profile] broadbeam. As the host of Noldor make their way to Middle-earth, a reunion takes place in Dor Dínen. Inspired by three challenges: First Lines, Another Place in Time, and Inventions. [Teens, body horror]

The Kindler Explains Space to the Children by [livejournal.com profile] ladyelleth. The Starkindler reminisces on the Beyond - and hopes. [General]

a thousand years above her by [livejournal.com profile] moetushie. Írimë lives again. [Teens, character death]

More Than Are Dreamt Of by [livejournal.com profile] samtyr. They also serve who only stand and wait. [Teens]

The Shovel by [livejournal.com profile] huinare. En route to Valinor, Mahtan meets one of the Maiar and learns about the mechanics of floating islands. [General]

The End is the Beginning by [livejournal.com profile] fadesintothewes. Death is only another beginning for Fingon, for the prompt, "The End is the Beginning." [General]


We also have quite a few winners of the review challenge: Tallulah, Akallabeth/periodicpumpkin, Himring, Elleth, and Independence1776. If you completed the review challenge, please let me know so that I can add you to the winners' list!

Finally, I have made some banners and icons for participants in this year's challenge to use. Either upload the image to your own host or copy the HTML beneath each banner and paste it in wherever HTML is allowable. If anyone else has made IFD banners that they'd like to share with our participants here, just let me know, and I will add them!

IFD 2015 Banners and Icons )
broadbeam: Balin and Bofur (Bifur)
[personal profile] broadbeam
Title: A Reunion in Dor Dínen
Author: [livejournal.com profile] broadbeam
Characters: Meleth, Eöl, Rôg
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Body Horror
Summary: As the host of Noldor make their way to Middle-earth, a reunion takes place in Dor Dínen.

Inspired by three challenges: First Lines, Another Place in Time, and Inventions.

A Reunion in Dor Dínen )
[identity profile] silverstarspray.livejournal.com
Title: Fate is Yours to Choose
Author: [livejournal.com profile] silverstarspray
Rating: PG
Warnings: mild descriptions of injuries, and some discussion of death, but nothing terribly graphic
Summary: With all the geological upheavel caused by the War of Wrath, the Blue Mountains are not, perhaps, the safest place to be. Written for the Back to Nature, Olore Malle, and Circle of Life (which was my trade-in) prompts.

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Stargazing

Feb. 14th, 2015 01:27 am
[identity profile] fadesintothewes.livejournal.com
Title: Stargazing
Author: Fadesintothewest
Rating: General
Warnings: None
Summary: Posted for the International Day of Fanswork Challenge for prompt 39: A lesson learned. Fingon teaches his son about the stars. This chapter is from another story that wasn't necessarily all Silmfic and is not posted on SWG. I thought this fit the prompt perfectly so I decided to share it here.

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[identity profile] binkaslibrary.livejournal.com
Title: Harvester of Sorrow
Author: [livejournal.com profile] binkaslibrary
Rating: Adult
Warnings: Death, gore
Summary: For the International Day of Fanworks, a short fic. My prompt: Things We Never Said, First Meetings, and Lost Letters.

An orc and his grim job.

Harvester of Sorrow )
dawn_felagund: (swg logo)
[personal profile] dawn_felagund
International Fanworks Day is February 15, which is now only a few days away. If you are participating in this year's IFD challenge, please make sure to have your stories posted to the community on or before the 15th. The community is currently on moderated status, and we will unlock all of the IFD stories on the 15th.

I've added an "international fanworks day" tag to the tags list, so you are welcome to use this to tag your story. Community posting guidelines can be found here.

Still want to get involved? It's not too late--just sign up here! We have challenges for both writers and reviewers. (Creators of other types of fanwork are welcome to use the prompts too, of course, but since the challenges were intended as writing challenges, we can't necessarily guarantee that they'll work as well for other fanworks.)

Lastly, if you have signed up for the reviewer's challenge, please let us know through a comment on this post or the original post or a message or an email (we're really not picky!) when you finish so that we can add you to the list of winners we will announce on the 15th.
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[personal profile] hhimring
Title: Fallen through the Cracks
Author: [livejournal.com profile] hhimring
Rating: Teens
Warnings: Very mild sexual references (slash, femslash)
Summary: On the Ice, Lalwen makes a disturbing observation...
A crack solution (pun intended) to the problem of some of Tolkien's missing women. Crossover.
Written for International Day of Fanworks Challenge: for the following prompts:
Beyond the Circles of Middle-earth, The Color of .., Season of Change.
(c. 1050 words)

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dawn_felagund: (swg logo)
[personal profile] dawn_felagund
February 15 has been declared the International Day of Fanworks by the Organization for Transformative Works and the SWG will be participating! Both writers and reviewers are welcome to join us in celebrating our contributions to this important form of creativity! Please review the guidelines below to learn more about how to get involved.

Guidelines for Writers


  1. In order to participate, comment with a request on this post for a writer's prompt. (You can also comment on our Dreamwidth community, send us an ask on Tumblr, or email us.) We will send you three randomly selected prompts from our list of challenges. Your task is to create a fanwork using all three of these challenges.

  2. You may replace one of your assigned challenges with the challenge of your choice. The complete list of SWG challenges can be found here.

  3. Your response should be based in The Silmarillion but may be any length, genre, form, and employ any characters, pairings, or interpretations that you choose. (See our definition of "Silmfic" here.) It is also up to you to determine if your response adequately meets your assigned challenges. Although our challenges are aimed at writers, if you can create another form of fanwork using your challenges, feel free to do so!

  4. Post your challenge here before February 15. Posting instructions for the community can be found here. The community has been temporarily been set to moderated status, and all challenge entries will be unlocked on February 15. Once your story has been unlocked, we encourage you to post it to the SWG archive and any other sites/archives you use!


Guidelines for Reviewers


  1. In order to participate, comment with a request on this post for a reviewer's prompt. (You can also comment on our Dreamwidth community, send us an ask on Tumblr, or email us.) We will send you three randomly selected challenges from our list of challenges with links to the stories that listed those challenges. Your task is to review at least one story created for each of the challenges.

  2. You may replace one of your assigned challenges with the challenge of your choice. The complete list of SWG challenges can be found here.

  3. Leave your reviews and comment here to let us know when you do!

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