dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (bag end 2 by <lj user="danae_b">)
[personal profile] dreamflower
(Continuation of my "Concerning the Shire" series of backstory.)

B2MeM Prompt and Path: Purple path; Square 4, Wild Card--"Complete any prompt from the Orange path" (non-fiction). I chose Worldbuilding.
Format: Essay
Genre: Non-fiction
Rating: G
Warnings: n/a
Characters: Hobbits
Pairings: n/a
Creator’s Notes (optional): This essay is basically backstory I have constructed for my version of the Shire, concentrating on a few aspects of Shire society, and some explanation for how I came up with that backstory.
Nearly all quoted references in this section are either from the Prologue of LotR, or from The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien Letter #214 or Letter #153. I hope to later footnote this more thoroughly.
Summary: Tolkien gives us a lot of information about the society of the Shire, but only some of the particulars. Coming up with details is up to the author of the fanfic; here are a few of mine.

Concerning the Shire, Part Four: Law and The Legal System
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zdenka: A bird made of flowers. (cheerful)
[personal profile] zdenka
B2MeM Prompt and Path: Meta on Fandom (orange path)
Format: I don’t know, statistics?
Genre: nonfiction, meta
Rating: n/a
Warnings: n/a
Characters: n/a
Pairings: n/a
Creator’s Notes (optional): I had a request to look at the numbers again at the end of the month and see if anything had changed, and I thought other people might also be curious.
Summary: A quick update to my earlier post on B2MeM statistics.

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dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (bag end 2 by <lj user="danae_b">)
[personal profile] dreamflower
Continuing the "Concerning the Shire" entries from B2MeM March '17.

B2MeM Prompt and Path: Purple path; Square 4, Wild Card--"Complete any prompt from the Orange path" (non-fiction). I chose Worldbuilding.
Format: Essay
Genre: Non-fiction
Rating: G
Warnings: n/a
Characters: Hobbits
Pairings: n/aCreator’s Notes (optional): This essay is basically backstory I have constructed for my version of the Shire, concentrating on a few aspects of Shire society, and some explanation for how I came up with that backstory. I hope to later footnote this more thoroughly.
This section is more fanon and RL history than anything told us, so consider this as some wild speculation.
Summary: Tolkien gives us a lot of information about the society of the Shire, but only some of the particulars. Coming up with details is up to the author of the fanfic; here are a few of mine.

Concerning the Shire, Part Three: Occupations, Business and Trade
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[identity profile] mybluerose1990.livejournal.com
B2MeM Prompt and Path: Act of Kindness (Green Path)
Format: Rec list
Genre: none
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Characters: None
Pairings: None
Summary: 5 Excellent Essays about Tolkien’s Elves & 5 Excellent Essays about Tolkien’s Languages

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dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (bag end 2 by <lj user="danae_b">)
[personal profile] dreamflower
And with this, I now complete my journey on the Purple Path! (However, I do intend to continue my "Concerning Hobbits" entries over time.)

B2MeM Prompt and Path: Purple Path; Prompt--“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” John Steinbeck
Format: Essay
Genre: Opinion
Rating: G
Warnings: n/a
Characters: n/a
Pairings: n/a
Creator’s Notes (optional):
Summary:

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[identity profile] starbrow.livejournal.com
B2MeM Prompt and Path: Yellow Path, Favourite Book
Format: Recs list
Genre: Meta
Rating: See individual recs
Warnings: See individual recs
Characters: See individual recs
Pairings: See individual recs
Creator Notes: I struggled with this request, as I love the whole of Tolkien's universe so much it was extremely difficult to choose a favourite book. I finally resorted to the age-old you can only take one to a desert island, which do you choose?, which is when I realised I'd take the entire History of Middle-earth series!
Summary: Some recommendations for fanworks about characters only found in the History of Middle-earth series.

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(could I get a tag for character: daurin tórin please? )
[identity profile] hennethgalad.livejournal.com
B2MeM Prompt and Path: Act of Kindness, blue path
Format: Digital art
Genre: Non-fiction
Rating: Gen
Warnings: None
Characters: None
Pairings: None
Creator’s Notes (optional): None
Summary: An Act of Kindness for the SWG mods.

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dawn_felagund: (art not war)
[personal profile] dawn_felagund
B2MeM Prompt and Path: Meta on Fandom and Multimedia (orange/nonfiction path)
Format: essay
Genre: nonfiction/meta
Rating: General
Warnings: n/a
Characters: n/a
Pairings: n/a
Summary: A look at Tolkien Fan Fiction Survey data on who leaves feedback and how often, and how many readers wish they did more.

Review Plz? Feedback Behavior in the Tolkien Fanfic Community )
zdenka: The Doors of Khazad-dum. (books)
[personal profile] zdenka
B2MeM Prompt and Path: Meta on Fandom (orange path)
Format: I don’t know, statistics?
Genre: nonfiction, meta
Rating: n/a
Warnings: n/a
Characters: n/a
Pairings: n/a
Creator’s Notes (optional): My Wild square roll sent me to complete a prompt from the Orange Path. I’m also working on something more complicated, but it may take me some time to put all the pieces together, so in the meantime here is a quick and not very scholarly bit of fandom meta, in the hopes that some people will find it interesting or amusing. In fact, I am going to be as meta as possible and share some B2MeM-related statistics, involving the fanworks that are posted to this very community.
Summary: Ever wanted to know who the most popular B2MeM character is? Read on!

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[identity profile] starbrow.livejournal.com
B2MeM Prompt and Path: Orange Path, Compile a list of sources on a specific topic
Format: Essay
Genre: Non-fiction, Meta
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Characters: Beren, Luthien, Túrin, Niënor, Húrin, Aragorn, Sam, Frodo, etc
Pairings: mainly Beren/Luthien and Túrin/Niënor
Summary: A compilation of all the kisses in The Lord of the Rings (LOTR), The Silmarillion (Silm), the History of Middle-earth series (HOME) and Unfinished Tales (UT).

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[identity profile] starbrow.livejournal.com
B2MeM Prompt and Path: Orange Path, Personal Essay
Format: Essay
Genre: Meta
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Characters: N/A
Pairings: N/A
Summary: I discuss my personal history in Tolkien fandom and hint at what the future holds.

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B2MeM Prompt and Path: Orange Path, Act of Kindness
Format: Essay
Genre: Non-fiction
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Characters: none
Pairings: n/A
Creator’s Notes: Originally posted at my Tumblr yesterday.
Summary: As an Act of Kindness, I did some stuff on Fanlore.

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dawn_felagund: (silmarils)
[personal profile] dawn_felagund
B2MeM Prompt and Path: Compile a List of Sources on a Specific Topic (orange path)
Format: Resource List
Genre: Resource
Rating: General
Warnings: Do not read while driving or operating heavy machinery.
Characters: n/a
Pairings: n/a
Creator's Notes: This is a WiP that may take years to finish. I decided to share it when I reached the midway point of The Silmarillion. Only a dozen-and-a-half more books to go!
Summary: For this prompt, I have decided to begin a project I have wanted to begin for a long time: make a list of every reference to fictional sources or lore or loremasters in Tolkien's works. This is for my own research on historiography and historical bias in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, but I've opted to make it public so that others interested in this topic can benefit as well from my work.

References to Sources in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien

The next topic on the orange path is "Meta on Fandom." As some of you know, I ran a survey on Tolkien fan fiction a little over a year ago, and I have all this untouched data just begging to be crunched and written about. Only since this is B2MeM and not the indulgence of my own blog, I'd like to write about something maybe interesting to people reading here? So if you have an opinion on what I should write about, please feel free to choose from the topics below!

ETA: Readers and feedback it is! Thanks, everyone! /ETA

[Poll #2064889]
dawn_felagund: (silmarils)
[personal profile] dawn_felagund
B2MeM Prompt and Path: Personal Essay (orange/nonfiction path)
Format: essay/meta
Genre: nonfiction
Rating: General
Warnings: This is a personal essay, so it veers a little deeper into my personal politics than I generally do in my fannish work.
Characters: Valar, Fëanorians
Pairings: n/a
Summary: For years, I've been bothered by the hoarding of light by the Valar behind the Pelori and, eventually, by Fëanor into the Silmarils. In this essay, I consider how the turn taken in current politics reflects some of the same tendencies.

Mountains between the Light and the World: On Walls and Greed and the Privilege of Isolation )
dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (bag end 2 by <lj user="danae_b">)
[personal profile] dreamflower
B2MeM Prompt and Path: Purple path; Square 4, Wild Card--"Complete any prompt from the Orange path" (non-fiction). I chose Worldbuilding.
Format: Essay
Genre: Non-fiction
Rating: G
Warnings: n/a
Characters: Hobbits
Pairings: n/a
Creator’s Notes (optional): This essay is basically backstory I have constructed for my version of the Shire, concentrating on a few aspects of Shire society, and some explanation for how I came up with that backstory.
Nearly all quoted references in this section are either from the Prologue of LotR, or from The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien's Letter #214. I hope to later footnote this more thoroughly.
Summary: Tolkien gives us a lot of information about the society of the Shire, but only some of the particulars. Coming up with details is up to the author of the fanfic; here are a few of mine.

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dawn_felagund: (feanorians)
[personal profile] dawn_felagund
B2MeM Prompt and Path: Analyze a Chapter or Passage (orange path)
Format: essay
Genre: meta/nonfiction
Rating: General
Warnings: There is discussion of violence and character death, but nothing that exceeds what is in The Silmarillion itself.
Characters: Fëanor, Fingolfin, Pengolodh
Pairings: n/a
Summary: The death scenes of Fëanor and Fingolfin parallel each other closely in plot, beginning with the rash pursuit of single combat with Morgoth. Yet the manner in which the narrator of The Silmarillion, Pengolodh, employs language and symbolism leads to two very different conclusions that likely served to advance Pengolodh's political and personal agenda.

The Deaths of Kings: Historical Bias in the Death Scenes of Fëanor and Fingolfin )
[identity profile] starbrow.livejournal.com
B2MeM Prompt and Path: Worldbuilding, Orange Path
Format: Meta
Genre: Essay
Rating: G
Warnings: Nothing that isn't in canon, pretty much
Characters: N/A
Pairings: N/A
Creator’s Notes: I've been thinking about this bit of meta for some time, after a discussion on FFA in which I was lamenting Tolkien's vagueness around food, trade, and what diplomatic relations might have been like in the First Age. And this essay is dedicated to the nonnie who was also interested in the subject!
Summary: My thoughts on what the regions of First Age Beleriand might have had for food, and what they might have traded with each other.

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dawn_felagund: (silmarils)
[personal profile] dawn_felagund
B2MeM Prompt and Path: Worldbuilding (orange/nonfiction path)
Format: essay
Genre: meta/nonfiction
Rating: General
Warnings: none
Characters: House of Finwë, Valar
Pairings: none
Summary: Fantasy writers, including creators of Tolkien-based fanworks, have long struggled to depict the "otherness" of realms like Aman. In the past, the Tolkien fan fiction community showed a preference for an idealistic portrayal of Aman that left little room for imperfection. My work has long taken the opposite approach, and in this essay, I argue for the artistic need and canonical basis for grounding stories set in Aman in a more recognizable reality of human experience.

On Writing Aman, or the Balance between the Mythic and the Real )
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
B2MeM Challenge: We all have our favorite tropes in fanfic. Tell about your own favorite trope, and give some examples of fanfics that satisfy your enjoyment of that particular trope.
Format: Rec list
Genre: Non-fiction
Rating: General
Warnings: None
Characters: None
Pairings: None
Creators' Notes (optional): None
Summary: Two of my favorite tropes: hurt/comfort and Elves in history.


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dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (bag end 2 by <lj user="danae_b">)
[personal profile] dreamflower
B2MeM Challenge: One of my own prompts: "in a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."
Smials. Hobbit holes. Round doors and round windows, grass on top, roof-trees, gardens filled with flowers; cosy comfort inside, sitting rooms with warm hearths, kitchens full of good smells and pantries laden with food. Grand warrens like the Great Smials or Brandy Hall, modest manors like Bag End, or humble holes like Number Three Bagshot Row
Drawings; paintings; photo manips; blueprints; models; collages; quilts; whatever your hands can make, show your idea of the quintessential hobbit dwelling.
Format: Non-fiction, Art
Genre: craft, tutorial, wearable art
Rating: G
Warnings: n/a
Characters: n/a
Pairings: n/a
Creators' Notes (optional):I waited to claim this until I could figure out how to download and post my pics, since my LJ scrapbook is not working. I finally resurrected my old Photobucket account. The colors are not very accurate; the shirt was a lighter shade of red than in the photos, and the art was not quite so pinky in color.
Summary: A Bag End themed T-shirt.

Back to Middle-earth Month 2015 Participant
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dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (Default)
[personal profile] dreamflower
B2mem temp

(I will not be posting the scavenger hunt quote results with my entries; since I participated in creating the prompts it would not be fair.)

B2MeM Challenge: March 28
Format: Essay
Genre: Meta
Rating: G
Warnings: stretching logic
Character(s): Frodo Baggins
Summary: What is the evidence that Frodo's status was elevated at the end of the story?
Theme: W: Wisdom

Was Frodo Baggins One of "The Wise"?
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