ysilme: Pencil drawing detail of an illumination page (Writing Season)
[personal profile] ysilme
Title: The Twins of Imladris as Paper Dolls
Name: Winterwitch / [livejournal.com profile] the_winterwitch
Prompt: Use the following song to inspire your writing or artwork: “O Lusty May” by Ensemble Estampie
Description: Paper dolls of Elladan and Elrohir als children. Traditional drawing with felt marker, coloured pencils and pigment ink pens in gold and silver on paper and Origami paper, the dolls on very thin cardboard.
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Artist's Notes: These were originally intended to be illustrations to my B2MeM story for the same prompt, but in the story, the visit to the seamstress never happened after all. You might even ask how the paper dolls relate to the prompt: probably just by having been generally inspired by it and being drawn with the characters and story in mind, and perhaps the Nost-na-Lothion robes having been made for the twins for their first spring festival.

Eight images approx. 600 x 650px under the cut )
[identity profile] kinirohana.livejournal.com
Title: Gaining Favor
Author Name: kinirohana
Prompt:"In the willow-meads of Tasarinan I walked in the Spring.
Ah! the sight and the smell of the Spring in Nan-tasarion!
And I said that was good.
I wandered in Summer in the elm-woods of Ossiriand.
Ah! the light and the music in the Summer by the Seven Rivers of Ossir!
And I thought that was best.
To the beeches of Neldoreth I came in the Autumn.
Ah! the gold and the red and the sighing of leaves in the Autumn in Taur-na-neldor!
It was more than my desire.
To the pine-trees upon the highland of Dorthonion I climbed in the Winter.
Ah! the wind and the whiteness and the black branches of Winter upon Orod-na-Thôn!
My voice went up and sang in the sky.
And now all those lands lie under the wave,
And I walk in Ambarona, in Tauremorna, in Aldalómë,
In my own land, in the country of Fangorn,
Where the roots are long,
And the years lie thicker than the leaves
In Tauremornalómë.

After finishing this song Treebeard walked on silently through the silent woods." (The Two Towers, "Treebeard")
Summary: Dislike of Dwarven axes wasn't the only reason the Ents destroyed them as they ran from their crimes.
Rating: Teens
Warnings: Tree carnage, acidic sarcasm
Beta:
Author's Notes: If there is something wrong with the formatting, please forgive me. Please leave constructive criticism.

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[identity profile] burning-night.livejournal.com
Title: What The Eye Sees
Author Name: [livejournal.com profile] burning_night
Prompt: Use the following image to inspire your writing or artwork: Sunrise
Summary: There are many reasons that Foresight is commonly referred to as 'the Gift'; there are also many reasons to call it a curse. Finrod often finds himself leaning toward the latter description.
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Author's Notes: I just keep coming back to the visions and Foresight thing -_- This story contains references to and is linked to my story Going Down In Sight Of Land, but can easily be read as stand-alone.

What The Eye Sees )




[identity profile] ignoblebard.livejournal.com
Title: With Springtime Comes Hope
Author Name: Ignoble Bard
Prompt: Tuilérë
Summary: Elros looks back on a spring day from his childhood with Maglor and Maedhros
Rating: Teen
Warnings: None
Beta: The indefatigable Oshun who not only shaped this story with her beta skills but shaped it with her B2Me entry as well.
Author's Notes: When I heard about the B2Me challenge this year and found out Oshun was writing a winter story I got delusions of grandeur and attempted to write a story that is a mirror image of hers. Her story is the winter and mine is the spring, covering the same timeframe and characters. Whereas she has written from the point of view of Elrond, mine is from that of Elros.

I strongly encourage you to read “A Sad Tale is Best for Winter” here: http://b2mem.livejournal.com/261646.html?thread=3574030 before sampling this tale. I also want to express my gratitude to Oshun for not only sharing her impressive and beautiful storyverse with me, but also for betaing this tale and providing the stunning banners that accompany the story. I dedicate this to her and her tragic, but always fascinating and not beyond redemption, Maedhros.

Title: 1) Title piece, 2) Springtime in East  Beleriand; 3) Springtime in Númenor.
Artist Name: Oshun ([livejournal.com profile] heartofoshun)
Prompt:  Tuilérë
Description: Photo-manipulation of copyright-expired paintings.
Rating: G
Warnings:  None

Artist's Notes: Photo-manipulations of the following works and/or cropping of: 1) The Maying of Queen Guinevere by John Collier, 1900; 2) landscape of Mt. Shasta by William Keith (November 18, 1838 – April 13, 1911), before 1880; 3) The Betrothal, Francesco Beda (1840-1900). I am flattered that IgnobleBard chose to write a spring version, with a different point of view, of my winter’s tale. His is a lovely story

~***~


With Springtime Comes Hope )
[identity profile] blslarner.livejournal.com
Title: Spring after Winter
Author Name: Larner
Prompt: "Then, as a sweet rain will pass down a wind of spring and the sun will shine out the clearer, his tears ceased, and his laughter welled up, and laughing he sprang from his bed." (Return of the King, "The Field of Cormallen")
Summary: Spring returns after winter
Media: Charcoal and colored pencils
Rating: General
Warnings: None

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[identity profile] tehta.livejournal.com
Title: The Constant Gardener
Author Name: [livejournal.com profile] tehta
Summary: Running Yavanna’s errands in Middle-earth is a tough job, but someone has to do it.
Prompt: “Write or create art in which a character plants something. (What she or he plants can be literal or metaphorical!)”
Warnings: Mentions of death, loss, and general First-Age unpleasantness. Not a happy humour fic.
Rating: General, but see Warnings.
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] eveiya and [livejournal.com profile] suzll deserve copious thanks and Elven booze.

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moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (gals  → pakeezah)
[personal profile] moetushie
Title: Nightingale
Author Name: Zeen ([livejournal.com profile] moetushie)
Prompt: Spring - Use the following song to inspire your writing or artwork: "Return of the Birds" by the Mediæaval Bæbes
Summary: Lúthien and Beren, their first springtime.
Rating: Adult
Warnings: Awkward first-time sex and rudeness.
Beta: Elleth! ♥
Author's Notes: For B2MeM 2014 (and trope_bingo square for immortality.) While the Mediæaval Bæbes' song is amazing and wonderful, I also owe a lot to the song, "All Flowers Bend Towards the Sun", sung by Jeff Buckley and Elizabeth Fraser, which is just so awkward, sexy and wonderful.

A flurry of petals lures you into this post. )
[identity profile] blslarner.livejournal.com
Title: Spring Returns
Author Name: Larner
Prompt: "Then, as a sweet rain will pass down a wind of spring and the sun will shine out the clearer, his tears ceased, and his laughter welled up, and laughing he sprang from his bed." (Return of the King, "The Field of Cormallen")
Summary: After a day of celebration, Gandalf sits by the beds of Sam Gamgee and Frodo Baggins, again sleeping.
Rating: G
Warnings: N/A
Author's Notes: (optional) For CuriousWombat and Lavender Took, in respect and thanks.

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dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (bag end 2 by <lj user="danae_b">)
[personal profile] dreamflower
B2MeM Challenge:
Format: Story
Genre: recipe!fic
Rating: G
Warnings: n/a
Characters: Bilbo, Frodo, Merry, Sam
Pairings: n/a
Summary: During a spring visit by little Merry, Bilbo, Frodo and Sam introduce him to a Hobbiton custom.
Author's Note: In this story Frodo is 20, Sam is 9 and Merry is 7, or about the equivalent of 13, 6 ½, and 5 for the children of Men. This story happens between Chapters 6 and 7 of my story "A Place for Gandalf", though it is not necessary to read that story to understand this one.
I was originally stumped for a title, but then got inspired when I posted my other B2MeM project. The title is from "The Garden Song".
Prompt: In spring the greens are shooting up in gardens and in the wild; the streams are teaming with fish, and the hens are laying. Create a story or a work of art featuring a Spring seasonal food. Bonus for including a recipe.

The Music of the Land

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dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (Default)
[personal profile] dreamflower
B2MeM Challenge:
Format: Art
Genre: Craft (sewing, doll-making)
Rating: G
Warnings: n/a
Characters: Samwise Gamgee
Pairings: n/a
Summary: Sam gives me a hand in the garden.
Author's Note: Sam is posed in one of my yet to be planted garden beds. I do hope he's sprinkled a little of Galadriel's gift there!
Prompt: Write or create art in which a character plants something. (What she or he plants can be literal or metaphorical!)


Sam in My Garden


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[identity profile] ladyelleth.livejournal.com
Title: This Far Distant Shore
Artist Name: Elleth
Prompt: Exile - Enya (Lyrics)
Description: Gilmith, daughter of Mithrellas the Silvan Elf and Imrazôr the Númenorean, laments her lack of choice.
Rating: General
Warnings: None
Artist's Notes: [Mithrellas] was one of the companions of Nimrodel, among many of the Elves that fled to the coast about the year 1980 of the Third Age, when evil arose in Moria; and Nimrodel and her maidens stayed in the wooded hills, and were lost. But in this tale it is said that Imrazôr harboured Mithrellas, and took her to wife. But when she had borne him a son, Galador, and a daughter, Gilmith, she slipped away by night and he saw her no more. (Unfinished Tales, Of Amroth and Nimrodel)

Stock credits and a full-size version of the picture can be found here.

This Far Distant Shore )
[identity profile] heartofoshun.livejournal.com
Title: A Sad Tale's Best for Winter
Author Name: [livejournal.com profile] heartofoshun (Oshun)
Prompt: Write a story or create art about the midwinter holiday (Yule or another midwinter holiday of your choosing).
Summary: Elrond looks back on Yuletides past at two distinct periods in his life, nearly an Age and a half apart. “The famous saudade of the Portuguese is a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present, a turning towards the past or towards the future; not an active discontent or poignant sadness but an indolent dreaming wistfulness.” (In Portugal, by AFG Bell, 1912.)
Rating: Teen
Warnings: None.
Beta: The extraordinarily patient [livejournal.com profile] ignoblebard must have read this five or six times. (I cannot thank [livejournal.com profile] pandemonium_213, [livejournal.com profile] nelyo_russandol, [livejournal.com profile] drummerwench,  and [livejournal.com profile] scarlet1061 enough for reading and offering corrections and suggestions). Any remaining mistakes or poor judgment calls are my own.
Author's Notes: I want to thank [livejournal.com profile] dawn_felagund for the beautiful calligraphy and illumination which she created for this story.

Artwork
Titles: (three works) Pine Cones, Betrayed, and Kissed for "A Sad Tale's Best for Winter"
Artist Name: Dawn Felagund
Description: Calligraphy and illumination of brief passages from the story. The calligraphy utilizes a script I developed based on Tolkien's own writing in the Tengwar of "Namárië" and "A Elbereth Gilthoniel." The illumination is based on a style used in the 15th-century Bible of Borso d'Este. Ink, acrylic, and gold leaf on Bristol vellum.
Rating: General
Warnings: None.
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A Sad Tale's Best for Winter )
[identity profile] astris-eldalie.livejournal.com

Title: Noise of Thunder
Author Name: Astris
Prompt: "There came a time of winter, when night was dark and without moon; and the wide plain of Ard-galen stretched dim beneath the cold stars, from the hill-forts of the Noldor to the feet of Thangorodrim. The watch-fires burned low, and the guards were few; on the plain few were waking in the camps of the horsemen of Hithlum." (The Silmarillion, "Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin")
Write a story or create art from the point of view of the foot soldiers or horsemen who participated in any of the battles in Middle-earth.
Summary: A captain of the Fëanorian soldiers in Lothlann finds herself caught in the flames.
Rating: Teens
Warnings: Aftermath of/on-screen violence, implied/on-screen character death, fire.
Beta: The wonderful, amazing Elleth :)
Author's Notes: OC-centric. Also, exercises in finding synonyms for the word fire.

Noise of Thunder )
[identity profile] baranduin.livejournal.com
Title: Water Cold
Author Name: Baranduin
Prompt: "There the air was cool and there wayfarers in summer would rest and drink of the cold water." (Children of Húrin)
Summary: What were the members of the Fellowship doing during that last summer before all made their way to Rivendell?
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Author's Notes: Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] dawn_felagund for letting me postpone my deadline more than once and for her kind encouragement and enthusiasm!

Water Cold )
[identity profile] adlanth.livejournal.com

Title: Glas Arnoediad
Author Name: Adlanth
Prompt: “Let us think that at this midwinter the feast shall be merrier than in all our years yet, with a fearless spring to follow after!” (The Children of Húrin.)

Summary: Morwen and Húrin, after the Union of Maedhros triumpths over Morgoth.
Rating: General

Glas Arnoediad )

[identity profile] elliska.livejournal.com
Title: To find a new green
Author Name: elliska
Prompt: "I sit beside the fire and think" -- Bilbo's poem from Fellowship of the Ring, "The Ring Goes South"
Summary: Legolas has one, final favor to ask of Gimli, Elf-Friend.
Rating: General
Warnings: Brief mention of canon deaths
Beta: picara
Author's Notes: This song has always made me cry. I love it, but it makes me cry. And I've always thought it was very applicable to my head-canon for so many characters. Under pressure of time, for this event, I've stuck with the character I know best. But I may eventually make this into a series for the entire Fellowship and for some of the other major characters, like Elrond, Arwen and Celeborn.

Strangely, writing short pieces is extremely difficult for me. I hope this works. :-)

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ysilme: Pencil drawing detail of an illumination page (Writing Season)
[personal profile] ysilme
Title: Spring in Imladris
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_winterwitch
Prompt: Use the following song to inspire your writing or artwork: “O Lusty May” by Ensemble Estampie
Summary: At the evening before Nost-na-Lothion, the Spring Festival, Erestor puts the twins to bed and tells them a bedtime story.
Rating: General
Warnings: None
Beta: My heartfelt thanks to [livejournal.com profile] curiouswombat!
Author's Notes: See at the end of the story
Disclaimer: This is a work of transformative fiction based on JRR Tolkien's creation, done purely for enjoyment. No infringement is intended and no money is being made.

Spring in Imladris )
[identity profile] ladyelleth.livejournal.com
Title: East Away
Author Name: Elleth
Prompt: "He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams." (Fellowship of the Ring, "The Shadow of the Past")
Summary: Tauriel travels east as a caravan guard not long before the Ring War, and learns that it is much more than just an empty spot on the map of Middle-earth.
Rating: Teens
Warnings: Extensive made-up worldbuilding.
Beta: Elvie. Mwah! ♥
Author's Notes: This fic took me and ran away with me, I really have no other excuse or explanation for what happened. It is the expansion of a ficlet in my Winterlights collection, in which Tauriel gets permission from Thranduil to accompany her lover, a travelling merchant, to her homeland of Dorwinion. Linguistic and worldbuilding-related explanations can be found in the end notes.

East Away )
dawn_felagund: Icon by Winterwitch for Back to Middle-earth Month 2014. (b2mem 2014-2)
[personal profile] dawn_felagund
Title: "Prayers about Rain"
Author Name: Dawn Felagund
Prompt: Use the following song to inspire your writing or artwork: "Autumnal" by Arcana (Lyrics)
Summary: Finwë has left his people and chosen exile alongside his son Fëanor. Indis, left behind as his regent, must determine the best course of action for his forsaken people, but her choice to pass the regency to her son Fingolfin seems fraught with peril amidst the divided Noldor.
Rating: Adult
Warnings: sexual content (Finwë/Indis)
Author's Notes: Notes, including translations of Quenya names, are at the end of the story.

Prayers about Rain )
[identity profile] keiliss.livejournal.com
Title: Snowed In
Author Name: Keiliss
Prompt: A blizzard rages outside and makes travel impossible. Two or more characters are trapped indoors together until the storm passes.
Summary: Gil-galad, his Herald and his SO (Senior Organiser?) are separated from their hunting party by a blizzard and are forced to spend the night in a cave.
Rating: PG
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] red_lasbelin
Author's Notes: Mild slash (Gil-galad/Erestor), some silliness, and a lot of talking. No bear (sorry, Red). Written with love.

”Snowed )

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