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"Rivendell International Airport" by Primsong

A bit of humor considering what might have happened if the Fellowship had decided to take a plane instead of walking all that ways - would Anduril make it through security?

Excerpt:

Aragorn, who had placed himself at the head of the line in case there were any dangerous moves from the guards, finally stepped up before them, handing them his ticket as he had seen previous people do.

The guard examined it. "Nrogara Cte?" he said. "Odd name."

"It's a Northern dialect," Aragorn said with a straight face.

"Going to Gondor?"

"Just visiting some cousins."

"All right, seems to be in order. Take off your shoes. Go ahead and step through the gate."

"Take off my shoes?"

"That's right. They go in this bin. You can put them back on after you go through."

Aragorn shrugged and knelt down to tug off his boots, then walked through the gate.

BEEEEEEEEEP!

Everyone still waiting in line jumped.. Aragorn startled and reflexively whipped out his sword. The guards just shook their heads at him.

"That's probably what set it off."

"What?"

"It's metal, you'll need to take it off."

"Metal?"

"The gate detects if you are carrying any metal," the first guard told him as if instructing a small child.

Aragorn took a deep breath then slowly unbuckled Anduril in its sheath and laid it aside. "Now what?"

"Walk through again."

He tried a second time.

BEEEEEEEEEEP!

"Any other weapons?"

on ff.net:
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4106468/1/Rivendell_International_Airport
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"No bath!" by Esteliel01

Little Estel does not like baths! Aided by Elrohir, he hides from Elrond to avoid the morning ritual. But Ada is right on their tail...

All audiences

on ff.net
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3791406/1/No_bath
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"Treating with the Enemy" by Larner

Minas Tirith through the eyes of an envoy from Khand.

Featuring Faramir, special guests from the Shire and Rivendell, pets, and, of course, fainting.

All audiences

on Stories of Arda
http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5058&cid=23462
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"Arwen" by Beth

It always amazed her that he could say so much, simply by saying her name.

Adults; rated for the married couple and what they get up to.

Excerpt:
"'Arwen…'

—when her name fell as softly as a prayer of thanksgiving she knew that for all that Middle-earth had placed their hopes in him, he had placed his own in her."

Arwen's pov, 2 years on.

Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ainu_laire for rec'ing the Teitho Fanfiction Archive.

Teitho Fanfiction Archive

http://teitho.waking-vision.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=363
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Shamus Young's Dungeon Master of the Ring webcomic (144 episodes!) is finally finished.

Bilbo makes a fitting cameo appearance to wrap things up.

Worth a read, even if (like me) you've never gamed in your life. I even set up an RSS feed for this comic!

http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=612
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Kristin Thompson's The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood. University of California Press, August 2007.
List price $30/£18 ($20 on amazon.com [U.S.])

This is a publication announcement, not a recommendation. The book's not out yet, and I don't know if I'll buy it or not.

From the press:
"[The film's] makers seized a crucial moment in Hollywood--the special effects digital revolution plus the rise of "infotainment" and the internet--to satisfy the trilogy's fans while fostering a huge new international audience.

Two blurbs of note:
Thomas Shippey:
"This is the best all-around view of the Tolkien phenomenon. Thompson understands the books, she understands the movies--she also understands the money and the franchising. Best of all, she understands the people. . ."

Tehanu at TheOneRing.net:
". . . Thompson's account of TORN's beginnings and how it functioned gets it absolutely right--more than that, Thompson captures how it felt to us at the time. . ."

Contents (ch. 6 sounds like a hoot)
1. Prudent Aggression
2. Not Your Father's Tolkien
3. Handcrafting a Blockbuster
4. Flying Billboards and FAQs
5. Click to View Trailer
6. Fans on the Margins, Pervy Hobbit Fanciers, and Partygoers
7. Licenses to Print Money
8. Interactive Middle-earth
9. Fantasy Come True
10. Right in Your Own Backyard

I can't find a page count for the book.
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"Erestor and Estel" by Pentangle-linnon

A series of short stories, each chapter one complete ficlet, starring grumpy ol' Erestor and darling little Estel.

This is a series (ongoing) of ficlets concerning a very young Estel and the author's version of Erestor, an advisor to Elrond. Each 'chapter' is a complete story. They progress forward in time, showing the developing relationship between the two.

General audience, 5 chapters so far; Chapter 6, "Erestor's Garden," is really good.

on ff.net
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3511989/1/Erestor_and_Estel
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"North and South" by Nesta

Uniting the kingdom, one drink at a time

on Stories of Arda

http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5482
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"The Eagle's Gift" by Raksha the Demon

As Denethor awaits entry to his bride's bed, a present is delivered by an unlikely, and unwelcome, visitor.

All audiences, 2,937 words

fanfiction.net

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3638649/1/
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"Ten Thousand Years" by Marta

Boromir and Arwen talk about choices.

on Tolkien Fan Fiction:

http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=836
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from [livejournal.com profile] belegcuthalion

*ded*


Adapted from "Gil Shalos' BIIIIG List Of LOTR
Fanfic Cliches And Mary Sue-Doms"

http://lotrscrapbook.bookloaf.net/other/marysue.html
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"Journey's End" by Altariel

All audiences, 1717 words

Two Rangers at the inn of the Seven Stars in Ithilien.

"He put his hand to his forehead, and laughed until his shoulders shook and the tears ran down his face, while his friend watched on as if he had just achieved a victory as great and unexpected as breaking down a black gate."

http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=823
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[livejournal.com profile] envinyatar99 did a little exploring and kindly pointed out that Fellowship and Two Towers also have been translated into text messaging format.

So we have Pippin in Moria:

P1P&: i in ur m0r14 dropin ur stonz

And to Treebeard in Fangorn:

P1P&: we're in ur forest bein ur frends


As well as Wormtongue in Rohan and Frodo in the Emyn Muil:

Wrmtng: im in ur hall controlin ur king

phr0d0: im in ur mountains climin ur rox


It cracks me up that Treebeard's dialogue cannot be translated into chatspeak!


#119 teh ph3110wshp ov teh ring by Abi Sutherland

Hm, the direct links don't seem to be working now, but scroll up to #119 and #120 from the RotK one:

http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/009050.html#190819

#120 teh 2 twrz by Abi Sutherland
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Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] darkrosetiger:

Making Light
IM version of The Return of the King by abi

Bookverse, for what it's worth

44r460rn: im in ur city bein ur king

http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/009050.html#190819
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Elrond symbolizes throughout the ancient wisdom, and his House represents Lore--the preservation in reverent memory of all tradition concerning the good, wise, and beautiful. It is not a scene of action but of reflection. Thus it is a place visited on the way to all deeds, or 'adventures.' It may prove to be on the direct road (as in The Hobbit); but it may be necessary to go from there in a totally unexpected course. So necessarily in The Lord of the Rings, having escaped to Elrond from the imminent pursuit of present evil, the hero departs in a wholly new direction: to go and face it at its source.

p. xxvi, Preface, "From a Letter by J. R. R. Tolkien to Milton Waldman, 1951," making his case for why The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings were inseparable and should both be published.

From my $1 trade paperback copy of The Sil bought at the flea market last week (finally making up for the $1 hardbound copy that I passed up years ago because of resentment towards Christopher Tolkien for publishing his father's rough drafts without the latter's consent).
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Best explanation yet for Elrond's bringing Anduril to Aragorn:

http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1148

The comments are worth reading as well.
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"The Days of the King" by [livejournal.com profile] randomrattle

34 chapters, adult content (het)

Really strong characterizations, mostly canon characters, primarily Aragorn, Arwen, Legolas, Gandalf, Gimli.

Have been meaning to rec this for awhile. Book One is complete, and random has started Book Two, more of an action adventure (plenty of action in Book One, however, make no mistake!).

http://www.freespaces.com/randomrattle27/index.html
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"Elladan's Biograph Script" by Darth Fingon

The continuing saga of Elladan, son of Elrond.

A very ridiculous AU in which Rivendell bears a striking resemblance to modern day Calgary, Alberta. Elladan's journal records his daily life, beginning the summer before the Fellowship of the Ring is formed. Implied and non-graphic sexuality, both slash and het.

http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=6943
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"Arwen's Will" by Wimsey
1685 words; no warnings

Elrond learns of Arwen's betrothal. An angry elf lord and his determined daughter.

. . . "Would you have prepared a betrothal feast, fetched Gilraen back from her kin in the north? Would you have given us your blessing and rejoiced in our love?"

Makes me almost wish that Arwen had followed Aragorn into the wild . . .

http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=6942
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"The Spaces between Two Silences" by [livejournal.com profile] illyria_nova

The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen in Appendix A comes to life.

http://illyria-novia.livejournal.com/114514.html#cutid1
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