dawn_felagund: (feanorians)
[personal profile] dawn_felagund
Back in June, I presented at the New York Tolkien Conference at Baruch College. I have finally finished putting my paper into final form that I'm willing to share publicly. The full title of the paper is "The Loremasters of Fëanor: Historical Bias in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien and Transformative Works" and looks at 1) whether or not their is historical bias in The Silmarillion and 2) how fan fiction writers use that historical bias to create stories about Middle-earth. Here is the abstract:

Written from the point of view of in-universe narrators and loremasters, the works of J.R.R. Tolkien consciously imitate historicity, including the presence of historical bias. While historical bias in Tolkien's works has received very little scholarly attention, it is a driving force in the activity of another group of Tolkien experts: writers of Tolkien-based transformative works or fan fiction. This paper presents data showing a correlation between a character's receipt of bias and the amount of attention given him or her by fan fiction writers, concluding that characters who are perceived to have been treated unfairly in the texts often make appealing subjects for transformative works. This paper was presented at the New York Tolkien Conference held at Baruch College on 13 June 2015.

The complete paper can be read and downloaded on Academia.edu.

There is also a video of me reading the paper at the conference. I just realized that I posted it on my blog The Heretic Loremaster (which can be followed here on LJ under the [livejournal.com profile] heretic_lore feed) but never posted it here. Here it is, for anyone who would rather me read to them:

I will note that the print version of the paper does include some sections that I had to eliminate from the presentation in order to keep within my 30-minute limit (which you can see by the video I still did not manage to do). The print version also includes the charts and graphs that you cannot see in the video because our only choice was to set up the camera on a piano at the side of the room and capture the audio.

I am always interested in hearing thoughts on my research and papers, so comments are welcome, although as I barrel towards my hiatus for my Master's thesis, I am sometimes slow in replying. This particular presentation I am currently working into a longer paper with improved statistics and better evidence for my points.


Jan. 13th, 2013 01:57 am
[identity profile] silmarlfan1.livejournal.com
HELP, I lost the name of a fic on Silmarillionwritersguild,
it was about fingolfin, he had written a journal about his life in Aman, and about his affairs.
it was in first person, fingolfin's POV, in the form of journal entries, it was long.

I don't remember much else.

lost fic

Oct. 23rd, 2011 07:05 pm
[identity profile] silmarlfan1.livejournal.com
I read a fic somewhere, and i can't remember the name anymore.

it's where mandos released Feanor early from his halls but turned him into a woman as a joke. He was hit on by Ingwion using a book written by Maedhros for swooning women, and then was later mistaken for Luthien by Thingol. oh and I think legolas fell in love with her too. could someone help me find it?

 Feariel on fanfction.net
[identity profile] clodia-metelli.livejournal.com
Title: Punchline
Author: [livejournal.com profile] clodia_metelli.
Rating: T for innuendo and violence.
Characters: Fëanor, Maedhros and Fingon, War (from Good Omens).
Summary: So an elf, a set of enchanted jewels and the anthropomorphic personification of War walk into a bar... Silmarillion/Good Omens crossover.
Disclaimer: I own neither Good Omens nor the Tolkien estates and I make nothing from this except my own entertainment.
A/N: This is for [livejournal.com profile] wormwood_7, because she imagines such beautiful things and also because she suggested it, and for [livejournal.com profile] randy_o, who wanted Maedhros and Fingon chasing tail, popping brewskis and belching. And farting. I am but a channel for their desires, um, wait not responsible in the slightest.
Word Count: 1000

( So an elf, a set of enchanted jewels and the anthropomorphic personification of War walk into a bar... )
[identity profile] ford-of-bruinen.livejournal.com
For ladyelleth who asked for a poem based on the following passage

"[Nerdanel] retired to her father's house; but when it became clear that Fëanor and his sons would leave Valinor for ever, she came before him before the host started on its northward march, and begged that Fëanor should leave her the two youngest, the twins, or at least one of them. He replied: "Were you a true wife as you had been till cozened by Aulë, you would keep them all, for you would be coming with us. If you desert me you desert also all of our children. For they are determined to go with their father." Then Nerdanel was angry and she answered: "You will not keep all of them. One at least will never set foot on Middle-earth." "Take your evil omens to the Valar who will delight in them," said Fëanor. "I defy them." So they parted."

Begging and betrayal.

Begging )
[identity profile] lavished.livejournal.com
Comments are very much appreciated!

Title: Learn To Say Good-bye
Author: [livejournal.com profile] live4love
Rating: R (to be safe, very light. Could probably be PG-13, but I rate higher to be safe.)
Warnings: Sex, not terribly graphic.
Summary: The last time. (Fëanor/Nerdanel, barely more than a drabble)

Then they are pressed together, two living, breathing persons, almost paradoxical.

Title: The Broken Throne
Author: [livejournal.com profile] live4love
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Disturbing themes.
Summary: A showdown. (Galadriel and Fëanor)

Yes, it is madness in his eyes. The ill I feel is physical and may soon rise from my stomach to my throat to his floor.
[identity profile] elvenpiratelady.livejournal.com
Title: The Darkening of Valinor
Author: elvenpiratelady
Rating: Teens
Warnings: Teens for very slight swearing, and general irreverence. Fëanor would probably approve.
Genre: Humour
Word count: 1844
Summary: Yavanna is distraught, Manwë has a headache, Fëanor tries to fix things and Vána has a speaking part. A slightly different story of how the Two Trees were destroyed, and why the Noldor left Valinor.
AN: Disclaimer - I own no characters mentioned. Even Fëanor did the whole 'irreverence for the gods' thing first. Sadly, I couldn't find a way to mention Nerdanel, but hey, you get Vána instead.

The Darkening of Valinor )
[identity profile] isil-elensar.livejournal.com
Originally written for a there_n_back challenge, subject: Feanor, I decided to share them here as well. They are also posted to OSA, and will likely go up at FF.net too. Plus a couple other places... if I'm feeling up for dealing with such stuff. ;-)

Title: Of The Silmarils
Author: Isil Elensar
Charater(s): Feanor, but the Silmarils too, if you count them as living... :-)
Warnings: none
Rating: entirely "G"
Archive: sure
Disclaimer: Tolkien's, not mine. I was only playing in the sandbox for a little bit.

Summary: Three drabbles featuring Feanor and the Silmarils. (I really don't have anything better than that...)

Drabbles )
[identity profile] ladyelleth.livejournal.com
Title: Green Like Hope

Author: Elleth

Rating: General

Warnings: Mentions of arguments and an oblique reference to Maedhros's conception. No details on either of that, though. A little teenage angst.

Genre: Romance, I guess.

Summary: Nerdanel and Fëanor, the earliest days.

Author's Introduction: I don't think that there's anything that should be mentioned from my side, except perhaps that the story is rahter 'layered', but you'll notice that while reading. I'd welcome constructive criticism (no beta, unless there are glaring errors I did not catch) to this piece as it was rather experimental.

Since Dawn mentioned that old stories could also be entered into the challenge, here's one. I wrote this to participate in the Ring*Con writing contest and thought I might share... hope you'll enjoy it, even though it is a little weird and/or abstract.

(My apologies if some of you know it already, since I posted this story in my journal a few weeks ago.)

Disclaimer: J.R.R. Tolkien en káre eldain. I’m just playing.

Green Like Hope )

Acknowledgments: Thanks, [livejournal.com profile] oloriel, for the encouragement, and [livejournal.com profile] dawn_felagund for the feedback in my journal. :)
[identity profile] martal0712.livejournal.com
Hey guys,

I'm considering writing a piece about Feanor and Nerdanel. Can someone give me a run-down of the names their seven sons were given at birth, and the meanings of those names? Also, did they have any other children (like daughters)?

[identity profile] martal0712.livejournal.com
Hey guys,

Here is a new draft of the young Feanor drabble I posted last night. This one is 150 words.

The original version, a true drabble, is available at http://martal0712.livejournal.com/29178.html . Rhapsody and Tehta identified many things that I hadn't thought of before. I'm interested in your opinion specifically: have I addressed your concerns?

Any other concrit is welcome as well.

Sand and Flame

Fëanor paced down the shore, skipping pebbles across the lake. Indis, that damnable sycophant, had been kind enough. What did she know of any craft but flattery? His master had granted him a rare smile, even Father had praised it. A fine first cutting.

He saw past their cosseting words. The script was wobbly, a humiliation, but they would not allow him to destroy it. Crystal was Aulë's gift; who was he to reduce it to shards?

Plunk. His stone sank straight away. He sighed in frustration, took another step, and... he stopped. The sand rustled under his boot. The sound was not new to him, but the idea of using them was. Those grains were small but strong. Would fire meld them together and make something large enough to etch?

He scooped it up and ran to the forges. What he created himself, he could destroy whenever he wanted.
[identity profile] martal0712.livejournal.com
Hey guys,

I recently posted a drabble over at my journal:


It is about a young Feanor who is still learning his craft. And I think I struggled to capture the voice of a young Noldorin elf. I wanted to him in-character but didn't want it to sound too "high" because he is still more or less the elven equivalent of a teenager.

If anyone has the time and interest, I would really appreciate have a Feanatic look over the drabble for me. Does the language seem out of place anywhere? Are Feanor's actions true to how you think he would act?

Thanks in advance.
[identity profile] digdigil.livejournal.com
Here is the first chapter of a story for the May challenge on the 'twist' theme. My premise is "what if Fëanor had been resurrected at the same time as Glorfindel (I am assuming that to be Year 1200 of the Second Age) and was sent on a specific mission to help the Elves deal with the growing strength of Sauron?" I don't want to give away too much now because this is destined to be a long story and in the first chapter we see two Elves trying to deal with the situation that has just occurred for them and it will take them (and us) a while to come to terms with it. Poor Maglor knows nothing yet and I don't want to give away too much, too soon.

AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] digdigil
RATING: NC-17 for whole story eventually, PG-13 for now.
WARNINGS: Will be slash, although not yet.
CHARACTERS: (This chapter) Maglor and "Feanor
SUMMARY: In his wanderings Maglor meets someone he does not expect.

This is unbeta'd.

[identity profile] ann-arien.livejournal.com
This morning, as I read the SWG May newsletter, a few ideas scrambled for my attention and one of them managed to come out in words, taking the form of this ficlet. The idea is a major canon twist, as the challenge requires, but it only serves to raise questions as "What if?" and "What next?" (and "WTF?!", if you're not familiar with the way I write Fëanáro.) Joke aside, I do not have the answer to those questions and you are more than welcome to suggest what mgiht have happened if the little scene I have described had actually taken place.

Without further ranting, here is the story:

Title: On frozen shores
Author: Ann_arien
Warnings:Some angst

On frozen shores )
[identity profile] ford-of-bruinen.livejournal.com
Title: Borne of him or me
Author: Uli/ford_of_bruinen (ford_of_bruinen@yahoo.co.uk )
Rating: PG
Characters: Nerdanel, Fëanor, Maedhros
Disclaimer: No characters in this belong to me, nor am I making any profit from the writing of this story.
Beta: Eni
Archive: LJ only for now all others please ask.
Warning:Post-partum depression
Feedback: I am open to all feedback both good and bad, if you find linguistic, grammatical or plot errors that you want to point out then please do so, I will be eternally grateful for all feedback given.
Summary: Nerdanel is struggling to come to terms with being a mother.
Read more... )


Mar. 2nd, 2006 07:48 pm
[identity profile] ellfine.livejournal.com

Author: Ellie
Beta: Julie
Warnings: None
Rating: PG
Type: General/Angst
Characters: Finarfin, Fëanor
Setting : Tirion the Noldorin city in Valinor

Summary: Upon his return to Tirion after the kin-slaying at Alqualondë, Finarfin ponders anew the words of Fëanor that led the Noldor to leave Valinor and finds meaning in them that Fëanor never intended.

Read more... )
[identity profile] mitani5.livejournal.com
I wrote this over a year ago, and only posted it at forum I was roleplaying at. I'm not that satisfied with the later chapters--as I find Feanor and Findis very difficult to handle-- so I think those will come along a little slower. I went through it once more before posting, changing a few things here and there, I'm only truly comfortable with the first part.
I think my intent for this fic back when I first wrote it, was to write the story of Aman through Findis' eyes.
I'm not so sure anymore.

Oh yeah! It's short because I planned to put all the sections together in the end, but I don't like the other sections right now. (°□°;)

CHAPTER TITLE: We do not share.
AUTHOR: _nana, originally posted as Anguirel
RATING: General
WARNINGS: None that I can detect, so far.
SUMMARY: Findis reflects on her first encounters with her half-brother, Curufinwë, and her promises made to him.

Section 1 )
I'm glad I joined! I've been itching to write for a really long time.
Now I have to do math homework D:
dawn_felagund: (muses)
[personal profile] dawn_felagund
Generally, I do a daily drabble based on the word of the day, leading me to have quite the collection of drabbles and versions thereof. And so here's a new one and some of my old favorites.

Title: First Day at the Forge
Rating: General
Notes: Written for the New Beginnings challenge at [livejournal.com profile] drabble_madness
First Day at the Forge )

Title: At the End of the Day
Rating: General
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] allie_meril
At the End of the Day )

Title: Nargothrond
Rating: General
Nargothrond )

Title: To Wander Home
Rating: General
Warnings: Character death.
To Wander Home )

Title: The Price I Paid
Rating: General
Warnings: Violence and character death.
The Price I Paid )

There are lots more where those came from, but I'll save them for another time. (Although, if you're masochistic enough, I have all of my daily drabbles tagged here.)
[identity profile] digdigil.livejournal.com
AUTHOR: Jenni/Digdigil

WARNINGS: None for this chapter, but just you wait!

SUMMARY: Celegorm and Curufin get in trouble again with Fëanor, and things begin to happen between Curufin and Aredhel.

[identity profile] fanged-geranium.livejournal.com
While I was at work yesterday I got very bored, so I went through the 'Quenta Silmarillion' and looked up every reference to Finwë's desendents (all 15 of them), then put them all in a nice wordpad file sorted by character and event. (Yes, my PhD is incredibly dull and I am that much of a canatic - or rather I like to know what it says in canon even if I then ignore it!) For some there isn't much to mention, but others - like today's featured Finwian, Fëanor - said and did an awful lot. I had forgotten several of the quotes that I found, and others that I thought I remembered turned out to be from HoME.

I shall be posting one part each day (real life permitting!) until it's all here. If you notice any omissions, please let me know and I'll edit it. I will be including random HoME points of interest in the bullet points at the top, mostly for minor characters, but they will clearly be marked as such.

Descendents of Finwë Part 1: Fëanor )


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