Jewish!!!

Jul. 27th, 2017 09:24 pm
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I am now officially Jewish.

My beit din was nothing to worry about (which, despite not being afraid before this morning, I spent the morning and early afternoon terrified). The mikvah was lovely. I would have liked more time in it, but felt a little rushed because I was the second of three and we had a limited time at the mikvah.

I'm now Jewish!!! It hasn't really sunk in yet.

Shelf things

Jul. 26th, 2017 03:36 pm
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Hit IKEA and bought shelves...

Now have to convince them to attach themselves to the wall...
Had better luck with a 'standing' shelf in the hallway!

Now, generally I'm not a girly girl, but )

Public speaking…

Jul. 26th, 2017 08:27 am
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My beit din and mikvah for conversion are tomorrow afternoon. I'm not overly worried about them. (Mainly, I feel like I've forgotten everything I ever learned about Judaism, so I'm rereading a couple of books.)

It's the speech I have to give at services on Saturday morning I'm trying not to panic about. It's written and I just need to do a couple of edits. But it's the actual speaking part that concerns me. I am not and never have been comfortable with public speaking. I'm half-convinced I'm going to stare at the paper and mumble my way through it, which is not a good outcome.

Does anyone have any advice on how do it properly or help with nerves or something?

FIC series: Reckless

Jul. 26th, 2017 07:53 am
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Okay, it's a duology and I'm not crossposting the fics entirely. I plan on doing that eventually on DW-- and I'll backdate them-- but it's just easier right now to link to the series.

Reckless is my MCU AU fic and its sequel. Teen-rated Clint/Natasha/Loki in a canon divergent AU where Loki fell to Earth. 4700 words total.

“You Met Me in the Fire,” the first story, was written for Wnnbdarklord. Summary: Natasha and Clint find an injured wolf at the beginning of a mission. Things take a slight turn for the odd.

“You Fanned the Flames Up Higher” is five conversations Loki has during the three-month gap in “You Met Me in the Fire” and one he has after.
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Title: Fishing for New Words (Net)
Author: Kaylee Arafinwiel
Characters/Pairing: Elu Thingol, Olwe, Cirdan. Mention of Finwë.
Rating:G
Warnings:
Book/Source: Silm/possibly HoME. Wherever Cirdan is called "Nowë" - I forget.
Disclaimer: Characters belong to Tolkien, I just play in his sandbox. Sometimes by Cuivienen.



Read more... )
A/N: "Natse" is Qenya for "web, net". In 'modern' Quenya it's natsë.

Bell's Table - fanfic

Jul. 24th, 2017 04:18 pm
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I've reposted three chapters of Bell's Table and added one (13) new one.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/11474607/chapters/26069034
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Title: A Queen for the Fourth Age

Author: Kaylee Arafinwiel

Summary: Elessar’s great-great-granddaughter is set to become the Two Kingdoms’ first queen. After all, she was firstborn, before her twin brother – the Princess’ Champion.

A/N: For “A Woman’s Sceptre”. Eldacar Telcontar first appeared in my ficlet “Two Princes” as a very young prince – I’ve never written him as King or with children before.

 

Read more... )

 

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B2MeM Prompt: “On silver necklaces they strung The flowering stars, On crowns they hung The dragon-fire, in twisted wire They meshed the light of moon and sun.” JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit

Format: Short story/chapter

Genre: Family

Rating: PG

Characters: Galadriel, Idril, Elwing, Nimloth, Faniel Finwiel, OCs

Creator’s Notes (optional): The Lindarin OCs are Fiondil’s, used with permission.

Summary: Some time (but not too long) after Idril welcomed Galadriel to Alqualonde, the two ellith – and two others – go to a favoured tavern for a drink, and fall in with…surprising company.

 

 

 

 

 

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B2MeM Prompt: The Darkening of Valinor (Purple)

Creator’s Notes (optional): Inspired by Fiondil’s “Nightfall in Aman”, this is a reworking of my own “Silence Falls” written for B2MEM previously, and includes it.

Summary:  Idril remembers, as she walks on the shore of Alqualondë.

 

 

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Title: Morning Hath Broken 2/3, Doriath

Author: Kaylee Arafinwiel

Summary: Oropher remembers.

A/N: Emma and I place Oropher’s birth during YT 1499, at what would be 14,364 solar years – six “years” and less than one Valian year before the rising of the Moon and Sun. This would make him a little more than two and a half in human maturity.

 

 

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Title: Morning Hath Broken

Author: Kaylee Arafinwiel

Summary: 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.
A/N: For the prompt “'Boys, sound the bells, the sun rose from the west today. I doubt we'll see it set.' -Dessa, 'Sound the Bells'” given randomly by the Silmfic Prompt Generator, and the February Challenge “Revolution”. Also for Keiliss, for her birthday. An alternate POV of Fiondil’s “Arin Etarácië”, at least within the frame story. My atto indonyo told us how the Exilic Noldor in Fingolfin’s train saw the first Sunrise, as they stepped onto Ennorath’s shores. What of the Iathrim?

 

 

 

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Vocabulary: All are Sindarin unless otherwise noted.
Iathrim – “(All The) People of the Fenced Land”, i.e. folk of Doriath
Cyrnanor – “Sun-rounds”, years. Singular would be coranor

Helvui – “Fluffy”, Thranduil’s toy rabbit

Laes-nin “my baby”, Oropher’s most common endearment for Thranduil

Anor – Sun

Ada – “Papa/Daddy”

Arin Etarácië”, (Quenya) “Morning Hath Broken”

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Title: What Uncle Glorfi Says…

Author: Kaylee Arafinwiel

Summary: …should stay with Uncle Glorfi. And when it doesn’t…

A/N: Inspired by Fiondil’s “Blades of Destiny” and also his Glorfindel in general.

 

 

 

"Small Hands", chapter 2

Jul. 21st, 2017 07:35 am
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Here's one more chapter before move-preparations swallow me up completely!

Summary: Two late-comers to Cormallen are nervous about meeting the Ring-bearers. In the process of getting to know them, they learn a great deal about hobbits... and their new king. Characters include Aragorn, Pippin, Frodo, Merry, Sam, and Gimli.

Links to Chapter 2:

http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=7551

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12572274/2/Small-Hands

Sappho Prompts

Jul. 20th, 2017 10:26 pm
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Tolkien Femslash week is doing a challenge which invites you to make prompts from a list of Sappho quotations (or fragments).
The current SWG challenge suggests combining the song prompts with the Femslash challenge, if it works for you.

I like Sappho so I thought this  was a lovely idea. I made up some prompts, in case anyone is interested, i.e. I picked quotations and added a f/f pairing from the Legendarium that came to mind.(I'm afraid some of the more popular pairings are not included.)

They are posted to Tumblr but I'll also copy them in below.

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Surgery Tomorrow!

Jul. 19th, 2017 08:02 am
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I have a pretty fun day planned for tomorrow -- I'm having surgery to replace both of my knees! I'm actually looking forward to it -- not the surgery itself, exactly, but the expected outcome is to be able to walk without pain again, and even go up and down stairs, whoo hoo!  I really can't wait, I've been limited and in pain for long enough!  I'm not sure how long I'll be in the hospital, but once I'm released, I plan to go straight into a rehab facility for a time, so I can learn how to do those things I want to do again -- walking and going up and down stairs!

Prayers for a successful surgery and rehab are most welcome, and good thoughts for my DH who will have to do laundry until I am able to manage the stairs that go down to our laundry room!  (Seriously, though, he's a big help, and is doing great after his own surgery back in April.)

No Pictures

Jul. 19th, 2017 10:09 am
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Photobucket has just stomped on me for third party photo posting. Does anyone know a site that will allow posting of pictures on Dreamwidth without charging an arm and a leg?
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Title: To Protect and Serve (for tolkien_weekly's prompt, "Serve")
Author: Kaylee Arafinwiel
Summary: Wiseman, Alaska’s newest police officer  looks back, while he’s set to begin his first day. (Set in Fiondil’s “Elf, Academy” ‘verse, and tagged to EA 3, Chapter 85, “Prince Legolas’ First Day”.)
A/N: Finally, Elladan pulled up across the street from the station. “You’ll do fine,” he told Legolas. “Just don’t take over the station immediately. Give it ten minutes or so before you do.”
Legolas stared at his friend in disbelief and then, seeing the glint of humor and mischief in the peredhel’s eyes, he allowed himself to relax and chuckled. “I was planning on waiting a good half hour before taking over,” he quipped and Elladan barked out a laugh.
“Good luck,” he said as Legolas climbed out of the car and then he drove off, leaving the prince to face the Mortals alone.

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