independence1776: Movie!Elrond with a book, along with the words "A book is food for the soul." (Books are soul food.)
[personal profile] independence1776
The Back to Middle-earth Month LiveJournal community is now closed to fanworks. The only people who can post on the comm now are moderators. The LJ community will be a mod-only mirror comm for the Dreamwidth community. What that means is that all moderator posts-- the announcements, FAQs, prompt posts, etc.-- will be posted and open to comments. Nothing else will be posted.

You have several options if you wish to follow B2MeM in its Dreamwidth home.

1. Make a Dreamwidth account and join the new community.

2. Use your OpenID account on Dreamwidth to participate in the DW community. Everyone who has ever posted or commented on the LJ community has an OpenID on DW because of the import. If you have an account on DW, you can claim your OpenID.

3. We have created a feed on LJ of the Dreamwidth community: http://b2mem-feed.livejournal.com. The feed is completely automated; if something is publicly posted to DW, it will appear in the feed. Subscribing to it works the same way as friending someone. The feed is set so that only things above a cut can be read; full fanworks will not be inundating your flist. You will have to click the link in the feed posts to visit Dreamwidth to look at the fanworks. There are two major downsides to using an RSS feed: posts in the feed disappear after two weeks and comments on posts on the feed itself are not seen by the people who wrote the posts. Any comments left also disappear with the posts. To be explicitly clear: comments on the feed posts will vanish unread.

4. We will continue allowing signed anonymous comments on Dreamwidth for those who have neither a DW nor an OpenID account.

If you have any comments or questions, please ask them here or email us at b2mem.mod@gmail.com.

Thank you all for participating and we hope to see you on Dreamwidth in March.
independence1776: Movie!Elrond with a book, along with the words "A book is food for the soul." (Books are soul food.)
[personal profile] independence1776
1. The LiveJournal community will be closed to new fanworks on August 1.

2. B2MeM has been imported onto Dreamwidth. If you have not already commented and you have posted one or more fanworks on the LiveJournal B2MeM community between 2012 and now, please comment here or on the linked post to acknowledge you have read the linked post and know that your fanworks are now hosted on Dreamwidth. If your DW username is different from your LJ name, please tell us. You only need to comment on one post.

After August 1, we will be privately contacting everyone who has not commented in order to inform them of the import. Please help us by letting us know you know.

Acknowledging the import is just that: if you do not want your fanworks on Dreamwidth, please let us know.

Thank you to everyone who has commented so far or who will comment in the future.

Reminder

Jul. 14th, 2017 01:33 pm
independence1776: Movie!Elrond with a book, along with the words "A book is food for the soul." (Books are soul food.)
[personal profile] independence1776
B2MeM has been imported onto Dreamwidth. If you have not yet done so, please comment here or on the linked post to acknowledge you have read the post and know that your fanworks are now hosted on Dreamwidth. If your DW username is different from your LJ name, please tell us. You only need to comment on one post.

After August 1, we will begin privately contacting everyone who has not commented in order to inform them of the import. Please help us out by letting us know you're aware.

Acknowledging the import is just that: an acknowledgment. If you do not want your fanworks on Dreamwidth, please let us know.

Thank you to everyone who has commented so far or who will comment in the future.
independence1776: Movie!Elrond with a book, along with the words "A book is food for the soul." (Books are soul food.)
[personal profile] independence1776
In June, we asked the members of this community to take a poll regarding the future of Back to Middle-earth Month on LiveJournal. (Read the original post and the reasons behind our asking here.)

66 people took our poll. We greatly appreciate you doing so.

Importing the LiveJournal community to Dreamwidth



Our first question asked about importing the B2MeM LJ community to Dreamwidth.

94% wanted an import to Dreamwidth at the same security levels (public or members-only). The other 6% were evenly split between higher security levels or no import. The import to Dreamwidth, both entries and comments, has been completed.

In the following weeks, we will contact via PM any member of the LJ B2MeM community who has posted one or more fanworks here in order to inform them of the import. So that we do not contact you about this, please comment on this post if you have read and understand that your fanworks are now hosted on Dreamwidth. If your LJ name is different from your DW name, please mention that. Furthermore, if you do not wish to have your content on Dreamwidth, let us know and we will delete your posts there. You can do this by PMing Indy1776, Dawn_Felagund, or Zdenka (DW; LJ is Lignota) or by emailing the mod team at b2mem.mod@gmail.com.

Because it fits best here even though it’s out of order: our final poll question asked you to consider removing the TOS-mandated adult content warning on the LJ community after we import it to DW. 80% said to keep the content warning on LJ. We will leave the content warning in place.

To make it clear: we will not use any such content warning on Dreamwidth. (DW explicitly welcomes diverse content; an adult content warning on DW is specifically for adult-only content.) If individual posters wish to use it, that is their prerogative. But it will not be a community-wide thing because we do not want to exclude minors from our event.

Hosting B2MeM in the Future



Our second question was: “Where would you prefer B2MeM to be hosted in the future?”

54 people (82%) said Dreamwidth.
12 people (18%) said LiveJournal.

The next two questions concerned hypothetical behavior: how you think you would act if B2MeM was hosted on either LJ or DW. Because the poll allowed multiple answers via checkboxes to these two questions, the percentages do not round up to 100%.

29% said they would not participate on LJ. 35% said they would post fanworks and 53% said they would comment. 24% said they would leave links to fanworks posted elsewhere. 68% said they’d view fanworks posted on LJ.

9% said they would not participate on DW. 64% said they would post fanworks and 83% said they’d comment. 46% said they’d leave links to fanworks posted elsewhere. 83% said they’d view fanworks posted on DW.

There are significant differences between how people would participate on LiveJournal versus Dreamwidth. Dreamwidth outperformed LiveJournal in every active participation category. The especially concerning answer was where people wouldn’t participate: there were three times as many who would not do so on LJ as on DW. Furthermore, nearly twice the number of people said they would post fanworks on Dreamwidth as opposed to LiveJournal.

Our modly preferences for Dreamwidth aside, it is clear that the community wishes to and needs to move to Dreamwidth to survive.

Back to Middle-earth Month will be hosted on Dreamwidth in 2018 and beyond.


What This Means for B2MeM on LiveJournal



The LiveJournal community will be a mod-post only mirror in 2018. All mod posts will be crossposted from DW to LJ and it will be possible to comment on them. No fanworks can be posted to the community after August 1. After that date, if necessary, another import will be run for those fanworks posted on LJ between now and then.

We have created a feed on LJ of the Dreamwidth community if you wish to follow that: http://b2mem-feed.livejournal.com. The feed is completely automated; if something is publicly posted to DW, it will appear in the feed. Subscribing to it works the same way as friending someone. The feed is set so that only things above a cut can be read; full fanworks will not be inundating your flist. You will have to click the link in the feed posts to visit Dreamwidth to look at the fanworks. There are two major downsides to using an RSS feed: posts in the feed disappear after two weeks and comments on posts on the feed itself are not seen by the people who wrote the posts. Any comments left also disappear with the posts. To be explicitly clear: comments on the feed posts will vanish unread.

If you do not have a Dreamwidth account, you can comment on DW using OpenID. (Read more about OpenID here.) Everyone who has ever posted or commented on the LJ community has an OpenID on DW because of the import. If you have an account on DW, you can claim your OpenID. We will continue allowing signed anonymous comments on Dreamwidth for those who have neither a DW or OpenID account.

We know this is a major change with a multitude of emotions wrapped up in it. I will not deny that it was difficult to write this post. Yet this is the end of an Age and the start of another. May it be a long and creative one!

If you have any comments or questions, please ask them here or email us at b2mem.mod@gmail.com.
independence1776: Movie!Elrond with a book, along with the words "A book is food for the soul." (Books are soul food.)
[personal profile] independence1776
The poll about the future of Back to Middle-earth Month on LJ will close on June 26 at 11:59 PM Hawaiian time. We made this poll because we want member input into where B2MeM should host future events due to LJ’s new TOS and the issues surrounding it. If you have not yet done so and are interested in this, please read the post here and take the poll.
independence1776: Movie!Elrond with a book, along with the words "A book is food for the soul." (Books are soul food.)
[personal profile] independence1776
As we’re sure everyone is aware at this point, LiveJournal has changed its Terms of Service with the new User Agreement. This new agreement says that any content deemed adult under Russian law must be marked as adult on LiveJournal or the journal/community risks deletion without prior warning; “adult” can mean any LBGTQ+ content, no matter what the actual rating is.

We have already changed the adult content settings on the LiveJournal comm to protect the members of this community. This is not a change we agree with; we simply have dozens of members who have not participated in recent years and we do not want to risk their work being deleted. We have not and never will require slash, femslash, and poly fanworks to be rated higher than gen or het fanworks.

The new “adult content” setting means that minors cannot participate on LiveJournal and any person who isn’t logged into LJ must click an age-check banner both to enter the community and also to read individual posts.

Another part of the new ToS says any post that receives more than 3000 hits in 24 hours is subject to review under Article 10.2 of the Federal Act of the Russian Federation No. 149-03. (Go here for an English translation of the law.) While we do not and cannot know how any B2MeM posts fare hits-wise and we believe that fandom is not the target of this law, it is something we are wary about.

Furthermore, there was a recent report that LiveJournal has implemented a new spam blocker. We do not know what the algorithm detects. It is indiscriminate and targets both locked and unlocked posts. This has resulted in some journals and communities in another fandom being deleted without warning; some of them have not been restored despite asking.

We do know that AO3 and DeviantArt are on the whitelist. It appears that smaller fandom archives such as SWG or Faerie are not and links to them are thus considered spam.

Given the above information, we are seeking your input on the future of Back to Middle-earth Month on LiveJournal. We are interested in your opinions on importing the LJ comm to Dreamwidth and which site you would prefer B2MeM to be hosted on.

*** Please click here to fill out a five question survey about this.***


You do NOT need to be a member of B2MeM on LiveJournal to participate; the survey is hosted offsite. We encourage everyone interested in the future of B2MeM no matter your primary platform to answer these questions. We also encourage you to signal boost this survey so that we can reach as wide an audience as possible.

If the decision is made to move to Dreamwidth, we will not delete B2MeM from LiveJournal. The LJ comm was created as a way for multiple groups to participate in B2MeM without needing to be hosted by a particular group. As B2MeM became its own thing, not run by the groups, the LJ community became even more a necessity. There are half a dozen years of history on this community, as well as an untold number of links pointing to it. This is not something we take lightly.

If Dreamwidth becomes our new home, the LiveJournal community will turn into a mod post only mirror for 2018. No participant content will ever be deleted from LJ by the mods unless we are explicitly asked by the creator. There is a way for LJ participants without DW accounts to comment on Dreamwidth posts via OpenID.

If you have questions or would prefer to talk about this via email, please contact the mod team at b2mem.mod@gmail.com.

The poll will close on JUNE 26 at 11:59 PM Hawaiian time. We will post a reminder a few days before then.
independence1776: Movie!Elrond with a book, along with the words "A book is food for the soul." (Books are soul food.)
[personal profile] independence1776
We want to thank everyone for participating in Back to Middle-earth Month! We had over 280 fanworks posted for B2MeM, mostly on LiveJournal but also some on AO3 and on Tumblr. We loved seeing newcomers and veteran fans alike. We also want to thank anyone who reviewed, whether or not you created something else for B2MeM.

We want to thank our moderators: Independence1776, Linaewen, DawnFelagund, Zdenka, and Ysilme, as well as our new tagging volunteer Just_jenni.

The gameboard and prompts will remain available for use year-round. If you are still working on fanworks, feel free to post them in the LiveJournal comm and/or AO3 collection, along with whatever archives or sites you normally use, no matter when you finish them.

We hope to see you again next year!
independence1776: Movie!Elrond with a book, along with the words "A book is food for the soul." (Books are soul food.)
[personal profile] independence1776
Welcome to the Celebrations post for B2MeM 2017!

A wise Hobbit once said that it is dangerous business, stepping onto a path and seeing where it takes you. This month over thirty creators stepped onto a path. In all, they created more than 280 fanworks. Some ran into the real-life equivalent of barrow-wights and sentient willow trees; some made it to their destination more or less unscathed; some are walking still. We want to offer a chance for all of this month's B2MeM quest-takers to celebrate what they accomplished and share where they are going!

Here you can talk about which path(s) you chose, maybe mention unposted works you're working on or what you'd like to do with the B2MeM prompts you didn't reach or get a chance to use, why you didn't (or did) get as far as you wished, and talk about your creative process if you'd like. You can also include a list (with or without links) to your works for this year's B2MeM.

It doesn't matter how much or how little you accomplished this month: everyone is welcome and this space is open for celebrating, sharing, and squeeing!

Please comment on LiveJournal.
independence1776: Movie!Elrond with a book, along with the words "A book is food for the soul." (Books are soul food.)
[personal profile] independence1776
We the mods encourage creativity and we wanted to remind you that you can switch paths at intersections. There’s also the option of just picking what prompts you want to work with, but that would be individual and not something we can help with.

If you do use these alternate ways to move around the board, continue tagging for whatever path the prompt comes from.

You’ll likely have to be looking at either the board or the text list for the following list to make sense. All intersections are either Wild or Acts of Kindness squares.

List of switches )
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[personal profile] zdenka
Here are the rules for posting and tagging your fanworks in the B2MeM LJ community. Please either comment here or email the mod team at b2mem.mod@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Posting )


Tagging Rules )
independence1776: Movie!Elrond with a book, along with the words "A book is food for the soul." (Books are soul food.)
[personal profile] independence1776
Hey everyone! Given the changes in mods over the years, we felt it would be a good idea for us to do this so you know who we are.

Independence1776

Indy (indy1776 on LJ) has been a part of the Tolkien fandom for over a decade. While she can normally be found writing about Maglor, Elrond, and some of the people related to them, her reading taste is far more varied and encompasses the Years of the Trees to the Fourth Age and beyond. (She has a not-so-secret love for Maglor in history and Elves in the present day.) She first participated in B2MeM in 2009, started volunteering for B2MeM in 2012, became a mod in 2013, and became head mod in 2015.

Linaewen

Linaewen (lin4gondor on LJ) fell in love with Middle-earth several decades ago when she began reading Tolkien -- since that time, she has done her best to read everything written by him and about him she can get her hands on. She eventually turned to writing in the fandom when she ran out of things to read, and because there were not enough stories about Boromir. She has been a Boromir fan since the beginning, and he and his fellow Gondorians feature heavily in much of her writing. Linaewen first participated in B2MeM in 2013; this is her first year serving as a mod.

Dawn Felagund

Dawn is the founder and owner of the Silmarillion Writers' Guild, which helped to first popularize Back to Middle-earth Month more than a decade ago. This is Dawn's twelfth year moderating B2MeM. It's to the point that she forgets which year belongs to which event. (Even Bingo.) Dawn writes mostly Silmarillion-based fiction and essays and is especially in love with the House of Finwë. When not doing fannish stuff, Dawn can be found making art and stories, designing websites, teaching, standing on metaphorical soapboxes, and schlepping around the countryside in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.

Zdenka

Zdenka (lignota on LJ) grew up with Tolkien's books but discovered fandom relatively late. She first started writing Tolkien fanfic in 2011. She enjoys a wide variety of Middle-earth characters, settings, and genres, but she most often writes Silmarillion-based gen and femslash. She sometimes attempts Tolkien-inspired poetry. Zdenka has been helping out with B2MeM since 2012 by doing tagging for the B2MeM LJ community. This is her first year as a mod.

Ysilme

Ysilme has loved Tolkien since her first visit to Middle-earth at age ten, but discovered the online fandom only in 2013. She most enjoys exploring the lore and culture of Elves through the Ages with a strong focus on the Second Age and Rivendell. Mainly a fanfic writer and reader, she occasionally also dabbles in other fanworks like drawing, podfic, and making banners and icons for various LJ communities. Together with Dreamflower, she co-mods the project Read Lord of the Rings Aloud on LJ. She first participated in B2MeM in 2014 and became a mod in 2016.
independence1776: Movie!Elrond with a book, along with the words "A book is food for the soul." (Books are soul food.)
[personal profile] independence1776
This year's B2MeM will present prompts and challenges on a gameboard format. There are multiple paths you may choose from to follow. Below are the rules for progressing along the gameboard, as well as questions we anticipate participants may have. If you have a question you do not see answered here, please ask in a comment or email us at b2mem.mod@gmail.com.

Rules and FAQs )
independence1776: Movie!Elrond with a book, along with the words "A book is food for the soul." (Books are soul food.)
[personal profile] independence1776
Back to Middle-earth Month (B2MeM) began in 2006 with an anonymous announcement on LiveJournal that encouraged people to pick a day of the week and post something Tolkien-related on it during March.

There_n_back jumped on board with prompts in both 2006 and 2007. The Silmarillion Writers’ Guild encouraged people to participate in 2006 and began holding events of its own in 2007. In 2009, Many Paths To Tread and SWG coordinated for the first time. In 2012, Arda Inspired on DeviantArt joined in and the B2MeM LiveJournal community was created. B2MeM has been hosted on LJ ever since. Over the past couple of years, we've expanded to other sites. In the summer of 2017, we moved from LiveJournal to here.

You can find more details about B2MeM's history in our Fanlore article.

Main Community: this community on Dreamwidth

Mirrors (please note these are admin posts only): LiveJournal community, our Tumblr

AO3 Collection: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/b2mem/profile
independence1776: Movie!Elrond with a book, along with the words "A book is food for the soul." (Books are soul food.)
[personal profile] independence1776
Tomorrow we may come this way
And take the hidden paths that run
Towards the Moon or to the Sun.
~"Walking Song," The Fellowship of the Ring

Since the beginning of the days of Arda, light and dark have stood as counterpoints and as often as not mingled in the middle: first primal light shimmering upon the air itself, then gathered into the Lamps and next used to give rise to the Two Trees, the final fruits of which made the Sun and Moon and illuminated all of Arda. For this year's B2MeM, we invite you to take those hidden paths that run between the extremes of day and night.

Back to Middle-earth Month--affectionately known as B2MeM--is a month-long holiday of the Tolkien fandom, during which participants are encouraged to celebrate Middle-earth by creating fanworks about it. This year's B2MeM will present prompts for fanworks on a gameboard. Participants can choose any path on the board that appeals to them and use the prompts to make fanworks with the goal of reaching the center of the board before the end of the month. This is a self-challenge, not a competition. There are paths available for participants who want to work on a fanwork every day, as well as those who want to spend March crafting just one or a few pieces. As always, all creators of Tolkien-based fanworks are welcome, and fanworks from all Ages, about all characters, and of all ratings and genres are welcome on the B2MeM community.

B2MeM will begin on March 1 and run through March 31. The gameboard will be available on February 28. Watch our LiveJournal community (the main hub for the event), this community, or the B2MeM Tumblr for further announcements as we draw closer to the start of this year's event. Please help us spread the word to other Tolkien fans and groups that may be interested in participating. Two banners are available to use and can be found below the cut; more icons and banners will follow as we approach the start of B2MeM.

Read more... )
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[personal profile] independence1776
We wish to thank everyone who participated in Back to Middle-earth Month this year. There were nearly two hundred fanworks posted here in the community. Whether by creating, reviewing, or both, you helped keep the fandom alive.

We also wish to thank our mod team: [livejournal.com profile] indy1776 was our head mod this year as well as a tagger and poster of prompts. [livejournal.com profile] dreamflower02 wrote and posted all of the retrospective posts on past B2MeM events. [livejournal.com profile] ysilme was both a new mod this year and helped post the prompts. [livejournal.com profile] dawn_felagund volunteered to help post the prompts as well as do background work despite working on her thesis. [livejournal.com profile] angelica_ramses, [livejournal.com profile] huinare, and [livejournal.com profile] rhapsodythebard were likewise wonderful help during the planning and running-the-event stages.

We especially would like to thank [livejournal.com profile] lignota, who volunteered to help tag for the fifth year in a row!

A final note: B2MeM prompts never expire so feel free to use them to create fanworks throughout the year. This community and our AO3 collections are likewise open year-round for posting of works inspired by the prompts.

We hope you’ve had a wonderful time and hope to see you again next year!
dawn_felagund: Skeleton embracing young girl (Default)
[personal profile] dawn_felagund
Here are today’s prompts:


  • 2007 (t_n_b)­­ Æ ­ like Ælfwine came ærly.


  • 2007 (SWG)­­ In that time the last of the Noldor set sail from the Havens and left Middle­earth for ever. And latest of all the Keepers of the Three Rings rode to the Sea, and Master Elrond took there the ship that Círdan had made ready. In the twilight of autumn it sailed out of Mithlond, until the seas of the Bent World fell away beneath it, and the winds of the round sky troubled it no more, and borne upon the high airs above the mists of the world it passed into the Ancient West, and an end was come for the Eldar of story and of song.


  • 2009­­ As a citizen of Middle­earth, one day you wake up with a choice: yesterday or tomorrow. Which would you pick and why?


  • 2011­­ “Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain." ­Friedrich Schiller.

    Write a story or poem or create artwork that illustrates this quotation.


  • 2012­­ N39


For more prompts, check out the 2016:prompts tag.
independence1776: Drawing of Maglor with a harp on right, words "sing of honor lost" and "Noldolantë" on the left and bottom, respectively (Default)
[personal profile] independence1776
Here are today’s prompts:

  • 2007 (t_n_b)-- þ - thorn - like þoughtful Þéoden.

  • 2007 (SWG)-- In all the days of the Third Age, after the fall of Gil-galad, Master Elrond abode in Imladris, and he gathered there many Elves, and other folk of wisdom and power from among all the kindreds of Middle-earth, and he preserved through many lives of Men the memory of all that had been fair; and the house of Elrond was a refuge for the weary and the oppressed, and a treasury of good counsel and wise lore.

  • 2009-- Think of an experience when you realised that you suddenly understood an idea, a skill, or a concept you had been struggling with--it might be something related to a class that you took or a specific skill you were trying to perfect it. Translate this moment to your Middle-earth character and capture this in a story, poem or piece of art.

  • 2009-- Bob Dylan says "Don't criticize what you don't understand." Do you agree with this? Have you ever been criticized by someone who didn't understand you? Think or write briefly about this experience. Now write a story, poem or create an artwork where unfounded criticism plays a central part.

  • 2011-- Write a story or poem, or create a piece of art on the theme of leaving or returning home.

  • 2012-- O70

  • 2013 (Z)-- "Now Thingol had in Menegroth deep armouries filled with great wealth of weapons: metal wrought like fishes' mail an shining like water in the moon; swords and axes, shields an helms, wrought by Telchar himself or by his master Gamil Zirak the old, or by elven-wrights more skilful still."

  • 2013 (Z)-- "'Stare, if you must, great eyes!' he said. 'You're a pretty girl, but too thin. Will you eat?' He took a loaf out of his bag.
    'Be off, Îbal!' cried an old woman, coming from the dairy-door. 'And use your long legs, or you'll forget the message I gave you for your mother before you get home!'
    'No need for a watch-dog where you are, mother Zamîn!' cried the boy, and with a bark and a shout he leapt over the gate and went off at a run down the hill. Zamîn was an old country?woman, free-tongued, and not easily daunted, even by the White Lady."

  • 2013 (Z)-- "There I lay staring upward, while the stars wheeled over, and each day was as long as a life-age of the earth. Faint to my ears came the rumour of all lands: the springing and the dying, the song and the weeping, and the slow everlasting groan of overburdened stone."


For more prompts, check out the 2016:prompts tag.


Posted via m.livejournal.com.

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[personal profile] dreamflower
Back to Middle-earth Month 2016: Remembering 2014

Discussion post for 2014

The theme for 2014 was "Back to Middle-earth Month 2014: Seasons of Middle-earth".

This year's Back to Middle-earth Month event will involve putting together a compilation of writing and art related to the theme "Four Seasons of Middle-earth." Each day during the month of March, we will post a selection of stories, poetry, and artwork created in response to prompts related to this year's theme.

There will eventually be an ebook of the compilation available.


Participants chose a season, and were assigned a date for their piece to be posted.

Did you participate in the 2014 Four Seasons Challenge? Did you make posts or write stories for it? If you did, please share your experience with us here in the comments. Give us links, share your anecdotes and memories.

Did you miss out on it, but find yourself curious about it? Check out the comments and ask questions and join in the discussions! And if you check out previous works, be sure to let the creator know how you liked them.
independence1776: Drawing of Maglor with a harp on right, words "sing of honor lost" and "Noldolantë" on the left and bottom, respectively (Default)
[personal profile] independence1776
Here are today’s prompts:

  • 2007 (t_n_b)-- ð - eth - like a thirsty Third Marshal on the Thrihyrne.

  • 2007 (SWG)-- Then Gil-galad and Elendil passed into Mordor and encompassed the stronghold of Sauron; and they laid siege to it for seven years, and suffered grievous loss by fire and by the darts and bolts of the Enemy, and Sauron sent many sorties against them.

  • 2009-- What if you have been falsely accused of something? Take that emotion and write a story or poem or create a piece of art what your character would do. What would he or she do: set the record straight or walk away or ...?

  • 2011-- Write a story or poem or create artwork where your character battles and overcomes their darkest hour.

  • 2012-- B6

  • 2013 (XY)-- "Some there are who have seen her standing like a tree under heaven, crowned with the Sun; and from all its branches there spilled a golden dew upon the barren earth, and it grew green with corn."

  • 2013 (XY)-- "They did not speak, for no one, save only the King, spoke upon the height of Meneltarma; but as they came down Erendis stood a moment, looking towards Emerië, and beyond, towards the woods of her home.
    'Do you not love the Yôzâyan?' she said.
    'I love it indeed,' he answered, 'though I think that you doubt it. For I think also of what it may be in time to come, and the hope and splendour of its people; and I believe that a gift should not lie idle in hoard.'"

  • 2013 (XY)-- "There were no more sounds. Even the leaves were silent, and the very falls seemed to be hushed. Frodo sat and shivered in his wraps. He was thankful that they had not been caught on the ground; but he felt that the trees offered little protection, except concealment. Orcs were as keen as hounds on a scent, it was said, but they could also climb. He drew out Sting: it flashed and glittered like a blue flame and then slowly faded again and grew dull. In spite of the fading of his sword the feeling of immediate danger did not leave Frodo, rather it grew stronger. He got up and crawled to the opening and peered down. He was almost certain that he could hear stealthy movements at the tree's foot far below."


For more prompts, check out the 2016:prompts tag.


Posted via m.livejournal.com.

independence1776: Drawing of Maglor with a harp on right, words "sing of honor lost" and "Noldolantë" on the left and bottom, respectively (Default)
[personal profile] independence1776
Here are today’s prompts:

  • 2007 (t_n_b)-- G-rune,the G-rune - like Gandalf is no goon.

  • 2007 (SWG)-- The chief city of this southern realm was Osgiliath, through the midst of which the Great River flowed; and the Númenóreans built there a great bridge, upon which there were towers and houses of stone wonderful to behold, and tall ships came up out of the sea to the quays of the city.

  • 2009-- What's your favorite month of the year? Consider or write briefly about why this month is special. Picture your character during this month, his or her activities or reflections. Try to cover this in a story, poem or piece of art.

  • 2011-- “There was no avoiding it; the letter had to be composed...” Who will receive this letter? An uncle? A lover? The High-King? Why is there "no avoiding it"? Circumstances? Or is Mother watching with arms crossed? Will the letter be written in haste? Or will each phrase be meticulously crafted? Write a story or poem inspired by this line (you do not need to use the exact quote), or create a piece of art that reflects this situation.

  • 2012-- G59

  • 2013 (W)-- "But Morgoth himself the Valar thrust through the Door of Night beyond the Walls of the World, into the Timeless Void; and a guard is set for ever on those walls, and Eärendil keeps watch upon the ramparts of the sky."

  • 2013 (W)-- "... but still its might and splendour increased. For the kings and their people had not yet abandoned wisdom, and if they loved the Valar no longer at least they still feared them."

  • 2013 (W)-- "A troubled look came into the guard's eyes. 'Of Éomer I have naught to say,' he answered. 'If what you tell me is truth, then doubtless Théoden will have heard of it. Maybe your coming was not wholly unlooked-for. It is but two nights ago that Wormtongue came to us and said that by the will of Théoden no stranger should pass these gates.'"


For more prompts, check out the 2016:prompts tag.


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