B2MEM 2011 March 1 Seduction
Voltaire said that it's not enough to conquer: one must learn to seduce. Write a story or poem or create artwork where seduction plays a central role.
B2MEM 2012 Four Words - consonance, smith, mantle, cradle
B2MEM 2013 March 1Unity"And it seemed at last that there were two musics progressing at one time before the seat of Ilúvatar, and they were utterly at variance. The one was deep and wide and beautiful, but slow and blended with an immeasurable sorrow, from which its beauty chiefly came. The other had now achieved a unity of its own; but it was loud, and vain, and endlessly repeated; and it had little harmony, but rather a clamorous unison as of many trumpets braying upon a few notes. And it essayed to drown the other music by the violence of its voice, but it seemed that its most triumphant notes were taken by the other and woven into its own solemn pattern."Format:
Valarin and older Quenya names for some of the characters (though identities should still be obvious)Characters:
mostly Osse, Ulmo, discussion of Melkor, mention of other Ainur and EruPairings:Summary:
Even in the Beginning of the Beginning, Osse was drawn to Melkor's Themes, and Ulmo worried for his impetuous Maia...( Read more... )