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Msg# 4579

Books/Time: Gap-Filler, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:18:31 Topic ID# 4579
Check Ballots for Main Category Books/Time: Gap-Filler

Olorin I Was, Olorin I Am (137): Arquen
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Gandalf's journey after death.

Pippin the Troll Slayer (832): Auntiemeesh
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
We all know Pippin was crushed by the troll he killed during the battle at
the Black Gate, but what happened to him in the two weeks before Tolkien
resumed the story? This is a companion piece to 'A New Kind of Courage.'

Long Leagues for Little Legs (628): Fadagaski
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On a cold night as the Fellowship journeys south, Samwise has a few pleading
words with Boromir.

Dusk-singer (702): illyria-pffyffin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The road from Weathertop to Rivendell is tortuous and full of torment, but
help comes to The Ring-bearer from sources unexpected.

No Stain (1281): lilybaggins
PG, Reason for Rating: mild slash
Romance Partners: Frodo/Boromir
It's Gondor's day for lovers while the Fellowship is in Lothlorien.

Something to Do before the End (753): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin has taken on his troll and afterwards is visited by an old friend,
demonstrating that the bonds of love are unbreakable.

Just in Case (477): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Galadriel's temptation by the One Ring is well known, but what of Celeborn?
What did its arrival in his land mean to him?

Sam's Gift (955): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Galadriel gave Sam a box of dirt from her garden. But what gift did Sam give
to Galadriel?

Forgotten Casualty (591): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: Death
Romance Partners: n/a
Set during the third chapter of FOTR ("Three is Company"), this story takes
a look at a character that had a few thoughts but then vanished completely
from the story. And now, thanks to he magic of fanfiction, we know why he
vanished...

While the Ring went south... (33): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: Some violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
What happened after the Fellowship left Rivendell but before they came down
off Caradhras? Behold the missing scenes.

Making Verses (611): Zimraphel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
What the Elves really thought of Bilbo's Earendil poem. A humorous vignette.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Drabble

Mae Govannen (148): Azalais
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Glorfindel challenges the Nazgul at the Fords of Bruinen, and Aragorn is
*very* glad to see him.

Bed Time, Part 2 (1248): Blackbirdsong
G, Reason for Rating: Mild suggestion of possible slash
Romance Partners: Frodo/Sam
Four drabbles centered around Hobbits going to bed, this time near the
Party.

Charity (234): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Grey Company mourns at Halbarad's pyre.

Beyond the Door (283): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Halbarad and Aragorn talk before the doors of the Paths of the Dead. (Scroll
down to find "Beyond the Door")

Boys to Men (286): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Beregond decides to let Bergil stay in Minas Tirith.

Test, The (385): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Arwen is tempted by the Ring.

Going to Rohan (401): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An OC dunadan prepares to take Aragorn's horse Roheryn to join Aragorn in
Rohan.

Second Watch (410): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Pippin and Boromir have a conversation on the trek through Moria.

Ties That Bind (457): LadyAranel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas and Aragorn talk just after Gandalf's fall in Moria.

At the Witch King's Feet (459): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry comes to Éowyn's aid at the Battle of the Pelennor.

Before the Call to Muster (461): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
While waiting for the call to muster the army of the West, Merry and Pippin
share a last cup of tea.

Devil of Kindness (685): Nancy Brooke
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
"I myself dared pass the doors of the Necromancer in Dol Guldur and explored
his ways, [but] Saruman disuaded us from open deeds against him." from "An
Unexpected Party", The Hobbit

In Bree (1345): Rabidsamfan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo watches his friends sleep in Bree.

A Step in The Dark (1221): SilverMoonLady
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
It was a dark and dangerous path through Moria…

No Rival (544): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A pair of linked drabbles: the first meeting of Arwen and Éowyn, from each
of their perspectives.

Master of the House (639): Vistula the Dunadan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam watches over Frodo in Rivendell



SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Drama

Of Fish and Feverish Hobbits (1180): Anso the Hobbit
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry falls ill in Hollin, and the Fellowship all pull together to save his
life.

Walk Warily (1175): Anso the Hobbit/Marigold CoAuthors
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for mild descriptions of injuries.
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry and Pippin search for food in Isengard, and that can be perilous when
you are walking on treacherous ground.

At the Sammath Naur (126): Aratlithiel
PG, Reason for Rating: Dark themes.
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo claims the Ring.

To keep you from harm (912): Cuthalion
PG, Reason for Rating: angst, difficult parent/child-relationship
Romance Partners: N/A
This short tale tells how Boromir dealt with his father's feelings towards
his younger brother... and who really dreamt the ominous dream which brought
him to Rivendell...

Fellowship (396): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn asks Legolas to join the Fellowship.

Not Without Hope (48): Gwynnyd
PG, Reason for Rating: Some adult themes
Romance Partners: Arathorn, Gilraen
Hiding a vulnerable princeling from enemy eyes and concealing his identity
until he's grown are certainly the stuff of legends. But even if the legend
is true, it probably does not tell the whole story. Would Gilraen have
preferred to raise Aragorn as his father's son and not hidden his identity?
Would Elrond expect Aragorn's mother to come with him to Rivendell, or would
he believe it easier to hide the boy from Sauron's eye if she lived
elsewhere? That they ended up together in Rivendell, and that Aragorn's
identity was successfully concealed, is fact. But how?

Cheery Letters From Bree (1094): Lulleny
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
While staying at The Prancing Pony, Merry considers writing a letter to his
parents.

Warring Duties (806): Pipwise Brandygin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
How did Pippin and Gandalf know that Merry had been riding with the
Rohirrim? Who told them he actually had disobeyed Theoden’s order? Was the
wounding of Merry and Eowyn, and the death of Theoden, the "something
grievous" Gandalf *saw* on the battlefield from the citadel?

In the Keeping of the King (1107): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Frodo awakens at Cormallen to discover that Gandalf is still alive... and so
is he. With Frodo caught between joy and shock, Aragorn and Gandalf ponder
what has been won - and what may have been lost. (Mostly angst, but
lighthearted hobbity resilience shines through it all.)

Currents (1008): Thundera Tiger
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A missing scene vignette featuring Frodo and his wandering thoughts as the
Fellowship travels down the Anduin. Frodo is the only true participant in
this story, but his musings cover a lot of territory.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Grey Company

Riders from Erech, The (325): Acacea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The advent of the Grey Company upon the battle in Linhir adds to the terror
of the second dawnless day.

The Paths of the Dead (999): alex_cat_45
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The story of the Grey Company's journey through the Paths of the Dead from
the POV of one of the dead.

The Days Now Are Short (1042): Anoriath
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
What drove the Grey Company to cross over into Rohan from their familiar
lands and obligations? A ficlet from Halbarad's point of view.

Weeping Iron Tears (338): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn remembers his kinsman Halbarad, who fell in battle upon the Pelennor
Field. Semi-companion to "Among the Fields of Green" (but can be read
independently).

Halbarad (341): Fileg
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Halbarad bears the standard of the king on the Paths of the Dead.

Gathering of the Grey Company (171): Leaward
PG, Reason for Rating: implied violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Halbarad must gather the Dunedain of the North that will accompany him to
Rohan as they ride to Aragorn's aid.

Envinyatar (520): Starlight
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Grey Company sails up the Anduin.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Hobbits

The Diary of Frodo Baggins (1243): aelfgifuemma
PG, Reason for Rating: themes of death
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo, age 12, recounts his experiences the first few years following his
parents’ deaths.

Lightness (1230): Dana
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry wonders if Pippin will ever wake up...

To Water the Dust (77): Eruanna
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The tale of that last trickle of sweet rain ill-fated to fall upon the walls
of the Black Land, and how it changed the fortunes of two little hobbits and
all of Middle-earth. Because there is rarely any such thing as a
coincidence.

Hand in Hand (888): illyria-pffyffin
PG-13, Reason for Rating: very angsty (parental death)
Romance Partners: N/A
After the death of Drogo and Primula Baggins Bilbo sees Frodo at the funeral
and does his best to offer comfort and love.

Prayer (887): illyria-pffyffin
G, Reason for Rating: angst, but not too hurtfully done
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry sits beside Frodo's bed in Ithilien. His cousin seems to lose the
fight against death, and Merry seeks help where he never did before.

Good Memories, Like Good Stories (906): Jeodo Brandybuck
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Canon; During the quest, Pippin begins his search for courage.

Reunion at Isengard (515): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry and Pippin's reaction after Gandalf has come and gone from Isengard. A
gentle, lighthearted look at the aftermath of this unexpected reunion.

The Comfort of Good Friends (626): SilverMoonLady
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On that last night in Crickhollow before leaving on the Quest, what did some
or all of the Conspirators talk about after Frodo went to bed? Would Merry
have some more questions about the Black Riders and be more worried about
Pippin going along and about the Quest in general?

Foolish Hobbit (120): Tialys
G, Reason for Rating: NA
Romance Partners: NA
Sam accompanied Frodo on his journey as a 'punishment' from Gandalf, but
Frodo knew the perils they would be facing. Did he object? Book-verse.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: War of the Ring

Captain's Last Charge, The (81): AmandaK
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for theme.
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir prepares to do his father's bidding and retake Osgiliath for Gondor.

Sunshine and Laughter (1232): Anastasia
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Gandalf tries to soothe Pippin's nightmares in Minas Tirith....

For the Common Man (661): Anoriath
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Just what *did* happen to the cock that crowed the break of the siege of
Minas Tirith?

Payment Put Off (1038): pippinfan88
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
From the battle at the Black Gate, a young spirit approaches the Grey
Curtain.

One Who Ran (1197): thevina_finduilas
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Inspired by some throwaway lines in 'The Black Gate Opens.' A short vignette
about one of the nameless lost during the last days of the War of the Ring.


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