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Msg# 9062

A Cat in King Elessar's Court is now COMPLETE Posted by Agape 4Rivendell July 03, 2008 - 8:59:55 Topic ID# 9062
Just a quick note to say that the tale I wrote and that has been nominated
for this year's awards is now complete.

Blessings,
Agape

>
>
>



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Msg# 9063

Re: A Cat in King Elessar's Court is now COMPLETE Posted by Arthur Boccaccio July 03, 2008 - 9:06:44 Topic ID# 9062
Yay! Congratulations! *runs to SoA to take a look*

Fiondil

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 6:59 AM, Agape 4Rivendell <agape4rivendell@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Just a quick note to say that the tale I wrote and that has been
> nominated
> for this year's awards is now complete.
>
> Blessings,
> Agape
>
> >
> >
> >
>
> --
> Life's been good to me so far!!! Praise God!
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>
>



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Msg# 9064

Re: A Cat in King Elessar's Court is now COMPLETE Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 03, 2008 - 11:51:24 Topic ID# 9062
Hi Agape,

Thanks for letting us know. I'll see that it's categorized with the
completed stories.

And congrats!

Marta

Agape 4Rivendell wrote:
>
>
> Just a quick note to say that the tale I wrote and that has been nominated
> for this year's awards is now complete.
>
> Blessings,
> Agape
>

Msg# 9065

Admin - How Check Ballots Work Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 04, 2008 - 11:02:46 Topic ID# 9065
Hey guys,

We're going to start what's known as check ballots in a few days. I want
to use this week's educational post to discuss how that works. That way
you can ask any questions you might have about check ballots or
categorization before we get started.

Also, Yahoo group members may want to consider changing their email
delivery options. As I'll describe below, check ballots involve more
group emails than is usual for this group. I encourage everyone to keep
up to date, but if you would prefer to read check ballots at the group
website, you might consider switching to digest or "special notice only"
mode.

***************************

HOW STORIES ARE CATEGORIZED

Nominations for this year's MEFAs closed on June 15. Authors had until
June 22 to finalize their nomination by completing a form on the
nominated piece and notifying their liaison. You may be wondering what's
been happening since then. Elliska, Inkling, Radbooks and myself have
been sorting pieces into a main category, and then dividing each main
category into appropriate subcategories of 5-13 pieces.

To begin with, each story is placed in its first-choice category. We
divide each main category four ways, based on the story type:

--- fixed-length ficlets
--- incompletes (work-in-progress)
--- poetry
--- finished stories (story type: story)

So for each main category there will be four groupings of stories. For
instance:

--- Genres: Drama: Fixed-Length Ficlets
--- Genres: Drama: Incomplete
--- Genres: Drama: Poetry
--- Genres: Drama: General

Some of those groupings will have five nominations or more, no problem;
others won't, in which case we look at moving stories into their second-
or third-choice categories. For instance, let's say there are only two
fixed-length ficlets in Genres: Mystery. That's not enough to make a
fixed-length ficlet subcategory in mystery, and it's not even close - so
we would try to move those two pieces into the fixed-length ficlet
grouping in their second-choice main category.

If, on the other hand, one of those groupings is close to having the
five stories, we would look for other stories that could be moved into
that same category, to maybe make the grouping into a viable
subcategory. Say there are four stories with Dwarves chosen as the
first-choice category. We would look for stories with Dwarves as a
second-choice category. If there are some such stories, they would be
moved out of their first-choice category into the Races: Dwarves:
General grouping.

Now every story is in a group in one of its three category choices, with
other pieces of its same type. Each of these groups has at least five
pieces by at least three authors - but often quite a lot more. If there
are thirteen or less pieces in the group, it can become a subcategory -
but if there are more, then we need to further divide each group into
more than one subcategory. To do this we look at the other questions on
the form filled out by the author, mostly the setting, characters for
categorization, and subgenres. Basically we want to find a way to divide
the nominations in each grouping down to a size that would work as a
subcategory.

When a grouping is divided into more than one subcategory, there will
always be one "miscellaneous" subcategory and one (or more than one)
more specialized one. I'll take an actual example from last year to show
you how this works: the Adventure category. This category was divided into

--- Genres: Adventure: General
--- Genres: Adventure: Fixed-Length Ficlet
--- Genres: Adventure: Incomplete
--- Genres: Adventure: Minas Tirith
--- Genres: Adventure: Pre-Ring War

Of these, General, Incomplete, and Pre-Ring War were subcategories for
nominations with the type "Story" - as I described things above, they
would have been placed in Genres: Adventure: General to begin with, and
the categorizer would have broken General into three subcategories based
on the stories' content. The point I'm trying to make is that, even
though "general" has been divided into three subcategories, one of those
is still called "general." It's a sort of miscellaneous subcategory for
the Adventure stories that don't fit in either Minas Tirith or Pre-Ring War.

Bottom line: eventually every nomination will be sorted into a
sub-category within one of its main category choices. And that's what
will be on the checkballot.

**********************

THE CHECK-BALLOTS - HOW IT WORKS

In a few days, I will post the first check-ballot. I will send one email
per main category to the MEFAwards Yahoo group. (People reading at LJ:
you will see one post with a link to all the MEFAwards messages.) Each
email will have a subject like "Adventure Check Ballot." It will begin
with a heading like

"Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Adventure

SubCategory Genres: Adventure: General"

Under the SubCategory header, you'll see the pieces that have been
placed in that subcategory. Each listing will give you some basic
information about the nomination. These listings will be of the form:

[title] ([story id #]): [author's name]
URL: [nomination's url]
[rating], Reason for Rating: [warnings]
Romance Partners: [romance partners]
[summary]

The stuff within [square brackets] will obviously vary from story to
story. It gives you a good overview of the kind of stories in each
subcategory, so if you're trying to decide what you'll read, it's great
to pay attention to these. But most importantly, it tells authors where
their story will be competing. Authors are highly encouraged to check
out the ballots to make sure their stories are placed in an appropriate
sub-category.

In most cases we sort categories based on the information you give us -
both your category choices and the questions about your story setting,
characters involved, and so on. Of course, it's possible that we made a
technical mistake entering information into the website. A stray
keystroke and your story may end up in a wildly inappropriate category.
:-) Obviously, we want to fix that.

Occasionally we have had to categorize stories based on their summary
rather than their selection of setting, character, etc. This usually
happens when an author does not provide answers to every question on the
form. (This isn't necessarily a criticism - the form is complicated, and
sometimes there's not an appropriate option - but more a statement of
the situation categorizers sometimes face.) Remember, subcategories can
have at most thirteen stories - so if enough authors weren't able to
answer those questions, then there would be too many stories in the
General subcategory. In situations like this, the categorizers have to
look at the summary, maybe even skim the story if it's short enough, and
make the best decision they can.

Check ballots is the time authors get to say they'd like their pieces
moved to a new category or subcategory. That's their main point - to
give everyone a chance to make sure the subcategory selected is correct.
However, we can't honor every request made. A lot of times these
subcategories are very carefully constructed so that they have a good
size and a good mix of authors, and if too many stories are moved in or
out of the same subcategory, it can create problems.

This doesn't mean you can't ask to have your story moved. This is
especially the case if your story was assigned to a subcategory you
didn't select. If you just see a subcategory that you think would be a
better match than the one you're currently placed in, we may not be able
to move it. But if your subcategory is inappropriate, please do mention
it when the check ballots are posted.

If you do see a story that you think has been placed incorrectly, you
should reply to the ballot with the story you aren't sure about. (LJ
members: you can comment at the LJ entry; please mention what category
you're replying to.) The other categorizers and I will discuss it and
get back to you within a day or two.

Before I end this post, I want to mention two "special cases" that
affect check ballots.

*****************************

SPECIAL CONCERNS - FIXED-LENGTH FICLETS

Above, I've talked about fixed-length ficlets as being categorized
together. It's true that FLFs are only categorized with other FLFs. But
more specifically, we usually place drabbles with drabbles and other
types of FLFs (drabble series, double drabbles, etc.) together.
Subcategories containing just drabbles will have the word "drabble" in it.

Subcategories containing the other types of fixed-length ficlets will
have the phrase "Fixed-Length Ficlet," but something else as well -
either "Other Fixed Length-Ficlet" or "General Fixed-Length Ficlet," or
if we have more than one such subcategory in the same main category it
may be something like "Gondor Fixed-Length Ficlet" or "Noldor
Fixed-Length Ficlet."

In a few cases we have had to combine drabbles with longer FLFs. In this
case the subcategory is just called "Fixed-Length Ficlets," with no
other words.

*****************************

SPECIAL CONCERNS - WORKS-IN-PROGRESS

This year we had a few works-in-progress that we had a hard time placing
because we couldn't offer Incomplete subcategories in any of their
category choices. I contacted these authors and discussed the situation,
offering them the choice to select a new category where a WIP
subcategory *could* be offered or to let their story compete against
finished stories in one of their category choices. Four authors chose to
compete with the finished stories. Namely:

The Dwarves Treasure by eiranae
Moon of the Sea by pandemonium_213
Solid Frodo: Hobbit Espionage Action by Princess Artemis
Wars of the Valar by Fiondil

If you see any other WIPs placed with completed stories, let us know.
These four stories, though, are *supposed* to be competing against
completed stories. Their authors chose this rather than to have them
compete with WIPs in a category that didn't fit them as well.

********************************

I think that's enough on categorization and how the check ballots will
work. We'll start posting actual ballots in a few days. In the mean
time, if you have any questions or want to discuss any of this, now is a
good time.

Marta
(MEFA Admin.)

Msg# 9066

Re: Admin - How Check Ballots Work Posted by nau\_tika July 04, 2008 - 18:11:58 Topic ID# 9065
I just checked this week to see how many stories were in the same
category as my fic, but thought I was doing something wrong when I
couldnt figure it out. I guess it was just rushing things!

Thanks for the info!
nautika

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "melayton@..." <melayton@...> wrote:
>
> Hey guys,
>
> We're going to start what's known as check ballots in a few days. I
want
> to use this week's educational post to discuss how that works. That
way
> you can ask any questions you might have about check ballots or
> categorization before we get started.
>
>

Msg# 9067

Re: Admin - How Check Ballots Work Posted by Imhiriel July 04, 2008 - 18:21:09 Topic ID# 9065
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "melayton@..." <melayton@...> wrote:

Martha, thank you for laying it out so detailed; I was especially
grateful to be reminded that you use the option to "fill out" just
barely too small subcategories.

> --- Genres: Adventure: General
> --- Genres: Adventure: Fixed-Length Ficlet
> --- Genres: Adventure: Incomplete
> --- Genres: Adventure: Minas Tirith
> --- Genres: Adventure: Pre-Ring War
>
> Of these, General, Incomplete, and Pre-Ring War were subcategories for
> nominations with the type "Story" - as I described things above, they
> would have been placed in Genres: Adventure: General to begin with, and
> the categorizer would have broken General into three subcategories
based
> on the stories' content. The point I'm trying to make is that, even
> though "general" has been divided into three subcategories, one of
those
> is still called "general." It's a sort of miscellaneous subcategory for
> the Adventure stories that don't fit in either Minas Tirith or
Pre-Ring War.

I think you meant to say that General, Minas Tirith and Ring-War were
subcategories for "Story", as "Incompletes" are in their own category,
as you described above.

I don't know if you can talk about this, but if so, I'd be very
curious to know if the sorting is difficult. Part of my curiosity is
surely that you had difficulties sorting two of my drabbles in either
of the three categories I named - does this happen often? But I'd also
be interested generally - how much hair-tearing is involved in trying
to reach the best possible solutions and compromises?

> In situations like this, the categorizers have to
> look at the summary, maybe even skim the story if it's short enough,
and
> make the best decision they can.

A time-consuming endeavour, I can imagine, especially for the longer
stories... OTOH, it gives you a sneak-peek at some of the stories you
might want to be reviewing in your "private" capacity, later ;-).

> However, we can't honor every request made. A lot of times these
> subcategories are very carefully constructed so that they have a good
> size and a good mix of authors, and if too many stories are moved in or
> out of the same subcategory, it can create problems.

Especially as it took so much time and consideration to come up with
the best choices in the first place.

And again, my nosy question: Does it often happen, either the
question, or the actual moving?

Imhiriel
...A happy Independence Day Weekend to the MEFA members in the US!...

Msg# 9068

Re: Admin - How Check Ballots Work Posted by heartofoshun@aol.com July 04, 2008 - 18:21:29 Topic ID# 9065
In a message dated 7/4/2008 11:03:25 AM Eastern Standard Time,
melayton@gmail.com writes:

But most importantly, it tells authors where
their story will be competing. Authors are highly encouraged to check
out the ballots to make sure their stories are placed in an appropriate
sub-category.



I didn't look at these last year. Thought they were posted for some arcane
purpose of the MEFA administrative staff. And they seemed to go on
forever--felt like months.

I am now wondering for next year if WIPs are a viable category. If a story
runs against finished stories as a WIP then they are still eligible as a
Finished story in the future?



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Msg# 9069

Re: Admin - How Check Ballots Work Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 04, 2008 - 21:28:25 Topic ID# 9065
heartofoshun@aol.com wrote:
>
>
>
> In a message dated 7/4/2008 11:03:25 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> melayton@gmail.com <mailto:melayton%40gmail.com> writes:
>
> But most importantly, it tells authors where
> their story will be competing. Authors are highly encouraged to check
> out the ballots to make sure their stories are placed in an appropriate
> sub-category.
>
> I didn't look at these last year. Thought they were posted for some
arcane
> purpose of the MEFA administrative staff. And they seemed to go on
> forever--felt like months.
>

Hi Oshun,

We did post them last year, but I think just for a week or two. The
point is to give authors a chance to request changes, before the
subcategories are set in stone.

We did also post the reviews people wrote, because some people prefer to
see the reviews that are being written without needing to check the
website. I personally find it more convenient to check reviews at the
website, but infinite diversity in infinite combinations. :-) I have
heard from various members that they find it helpful, especially to be
reminded that reviews are being written. That may be what you're
thinking of? (Or I may very well be wrong.)

> I am now wondering for next year if WIPs are a viable category. If a story
> runs against finished stories as a WIP then they are still eligible as a
> Finished story in the future?
>

Yeah, those four WIPs will still be eligible in the future. And the
website will still list "Incomplete" as their story type. They'll be
treated just like if they had run in an Incomplete subcategory, as far
as future eligibility is concerned. The only difference is the
subcategory they'll be competing in.

Marta

Msg# 9070

Re: Admin - How Check Ballots Work Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 04, 2008 - 21:33:34 Topic ID# 9065
Hi Nau_tika,

Yep - the categories aren't available on the website yet. They'll be
posted here next week, and should show up on the website a few weeks after.

Marta

nau_tika wrote:
>
>
> I just checked this week to see how many stories were in the same
> category as my fic, but thought I was doing something wrong when I
> couldnt figure it out. I guess it was just rushing things!
>
> Thanks for the info!
> nautika
>

Msg# 9071

Re: Admin - How Check Ballots Work Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 04, 2008 - 22:00:17 Topic ID# 9065
Hi Imhiriel,

> Martha, thank you for laying it out so detailed; I was especially
> grateful to be reminded that you use the option to "fill out" just
> barely too small subcategories.
>
> > --- Genres: Adventure: General
> > --- Genres: Adventure: Fixed-Length Ficlet
> > --- Genres: Adventure: Incomplete
> > --- Genres: Adventure: Minas Tirith
> > --- Genres: Adventure: Pre-Ring War
> >
> > Of these, General, Incomplete, and Pre-Ring War were subcategories for
> > nominations with the type "Story" - as I described things above, they
> > would have been placed in Genres: Adventure: General to begin with, and
> > the categorizer would have broken General into three subcategories
> based
> > on the stories' content. The point I'm trying to make is that, even
> > though "general" has been divided into three subcategories, one of
> those
> > is still called "general." It's a sort of miscellaneous subcategory for
> > the Adventure stories that don't fit in either Minas Tirith or
> Pre-Ring War.
>
> I think you meant to say that General, Minas Tirith and Ring-War were
> subcategories for "Story", as "Incompletes" are in their own category,
> as you described above.
>

*blush* Yes, exactly! Thank you for catching that.

> I don't know if you can talk about this, but if so, I'd be very
> curious to know if the sorting is difficult. Part of my curiosity is
> surely that you had difficulties sorting two of my drabbles in either
> of the three categories I named - does this happen often? But I'd also
> be interested generally - how much hair-tearing is involved in trying
> to reach the best possible solutions and compromises?
>

It really depends on a lot of factors. The number of pieces nominated
(and the variety of said pieces) makes a huge difference. I can only
speak for myself, and this year I was assigned the fixed-length ficlets
in all the categories, plus a few medium-sized main categories. (Each of
the categorizing volunteers is assigned several story groupings and they
come up with a "first draft" of the categorization, which is then
discussed by the group.) FLF took me two days of pretty solid work to
get something I like, and subsequently required some modification as
well; my other groups were much easier and divided up quite naturally.

There were three factors that really helped this year. First, this is
the second year that Elliska, Inkling, Radbooks and I have worked
together which means we work pretty well as a team. Speaking for myself,
I think we're open with each other and also willing to take suggestions
from each other. And I think we work well together to shift stories so
they make the best categorization possible. I've been really pleased
with the flexibility I've seen this year, and that does make things easier.

Also, we've emailed authors a lot more than we have in the past, if we
were having trouble placing their stories. This eliminated some of the
most stressful aspects of categorizing: finding homes for those really
hard-to-place nominations, because we shifted the decision to the
authors in those cases. That decreased the stress a lot, not only
because it meant we made less hard decisions but also because we could
be sure that those stories had a good subcategory. (Or the best that was
available, in any event!) So the fact that authors replied quickly to
these emails helped a lot. A *whole* lot, actually.

And finally, the liaisons did a really good job getting good information
about the stories in the nomination season. That meant that we
categorizers had the information we needed to make the choices that need
to be made.

Even with all of that, there's been moments when I've had to throw my
little stress ball against the wall to let out frustration over a
category refusing to sort. It's better than it ever was, but this
process is always a bit difficult.

> > In situations like this, the categorizers have to
> > look at the summary, maybe even skim the story if it's short enough,
> and
> > make the best decision they can.
>
> A time-consuming endeavour, I can imagine, especially for the longer
> stories... OTOH, it gives you a sneak-peek at some of the stories you
> might want to be reviewing in your "private" capacity, later ;-).
>

*nods* My wish list has certainly grown longer!

> And again, my nosy question: Does it often happen, either the
> question, or the actual moving?
>

Thankfully we haven't had that many in the past - I'd say less than a
dozen requests last year. I'm hoping that we'll have even less, because
of all the emailing we've done with authors during the actual
categorizing. But with most things related to the MEFAs, it can be very
unpredictable from year to year. So we shall see!

Marta

Msg# 9072

Re: Admin - How Check Ballots Work Posted by heartofoshun@aol.com July 04, 2008 - 23:57:08 Topic ID# 9065
That may be what you're
thinking of? (Or I may very well be wrong.)

Yes. It must have been the reviews I was thinking of... I read reviews a
lot, but at the site. They are so much prettier and easier to read there.



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Msg# 9073

Re: Admin - How Check Ballots Work Posted by Kathy July 05, 2008 - 14:06:59 Topic ID# 9065
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "melayton@..." <melayton@...> wrote:
>
> And finally, the liaisons did a really good job getting good
> information about the stories in the nomination season. That meant
> that we categorizers had the information we needed to make the
> choices that need to be made.

Something I found really helpful this year was all the changes and
additions in the subcategory fields...in particular, the streamlining
of characters for categorization and the new subgenre choices. The new
subgenres (including angst, tragedy, friendship, family, etc.) seemed
to be very popular with authors, judging by how many were selected, and
I found this made categorizing much easier, and allowed the creation of
many interesting subcats.

Kathy/Inkling

Msg# 9074

Re: Admin - How Check Ballots Work Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 05, 2008 - 19:12:33 Topic ID# 9065
Hi Kathy,

I absolutely agree - the improvements to the websites definitely made
categorizing much easier. Thanks for pointing that out!

Marta

Kathy wrote:
>
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com <mailto:MEFAwards%40yahoogroups.com>,
> "melayton@..." <melayton@...> wrote:
> >
> > And finally, the liaisons did a really good job getting good
> > information about the stories in the nomination season. That meant
> > that we categorizers had the information we needed to make the
> > choices that need to be made.
>
> Something I found really helpful this year was all the changes and
> additions in the subcategory fields...in particular, the streamlining
> of characters for categorization and the new subgenre choices. The new
> subgenres (including angst, tragedy, friendship, family, etc.) seemed
> to be very popular with authors, judging by how many were selected, and
> I found this made categorizing much easier, and allowed the creation of
> many interesting subcats.
>
> Kathy/Inkling
>

Msg# 9075

Check Ballots About to Begin Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 17:55:56 Topic ID# 9075
Hey guys,

The other volunteers and I have successfully sorted all of this year's
nominations into categories and subcategories. Thank you to Elliska,
Inkling, and Rhonda for your help on this. And also, thank you to
Tanaqui and Aranel Took for all of the technical advancements that
made that easier this year.

I will begin posting the first round of check ballots shortly. If you
have not read it already, I encourage you to check out last week's
educational post, which can be found at

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/message/9065

for important information about the checkballots. I also want to make
a brief comment about poetry.

This year, there were only twenty-two poems nominated. There were a
few poems that we could not place in either of the three category
choices selected by the author. The other categorizers and I discussed
categorizing poems with non-poem nominations (like we did with the few
WIPs in a similar situation), but decided that it was more important
that poems compete against other poems than that they compete against
other entries of a similar genre, race, or time period.

For this reason, all of the poems are competing in the "Genres:
Poetry" main category. So far as it was possible, we divided this
category into subcategories based on the poems' category selections.
For instance, we have a Genres: Poetry: Hobbits subcategory, where all
the entries selected Poetry as their story type and Hobbits as one of
their category choices. Genres: Poetry also has a Drama and Late Third
Age subcategory, as well as a General subcategory for poems that
didn't fit in either Hobbits, Drama, or Late Third Age.

********************

One other thing before we get going. Some authors are unsure of what
main categories their stories are using. Your story should be in one
of the three main categories you selected (unless we've discussed the
situation by email in the last two weeks); you can find your category
choices by logging in to www.mefawards.net/MEFA2008/ and clicking the
"View your nominated stories" link. This will bring up a list of your
nominated stories, complete with the three category choices you
selected, listed in your order of preference.

If you prefer to not look through all of the ballots or cannot find
your nomination, just ask and I will let you know where your stories
are competing.

Now on with the ballots!

Marta
(MEFA Admin.)

Msg# 9076

Check Ballot # 1 - Adventure Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 17:56:59 Topic ID# 9076
Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Adventure


SubCategory Genres: Adventure: General

Balm (459): Armariel
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5475&cid=22934
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo remembers his escape from the Tower of Cirith Ungol with Sam.

Dragons In The Trollshaws (170): Bodkin
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5175
General, Reason for Rating: Harmless. Apart from a bit of dragon-slaying.
Romance Partners: N/A
A peril awakes that demands all Elladan and Elrohir's attention - and
requires more than skill to defeat.

Dangerous Folk (546): Budgielover
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5483
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some descriptions of battle and hand-to-hand
combat, and the results of such combat (death by violence).
Romance Partners: N/A
The Ring-bearer is kidnapped by an unknown enemy as the Fellowship
stops to replenish its water supply. Pursuing the kidnappers, the
Fellowship discovers that the effects of Saruman's evil has spread
more widely with more devastating impact on the world than they could
have dreamed possible.

The Mariner's Son (329): cairistiona
URL: http://www.naiceanilme.com/viewstory.php?sid=1242&chapter=1
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated for mention of violence
Romance Partners: N/A
The One Ring is not the only ring that brings peril to the Heir of
Isildur.

Lost (226): Claudia
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1800
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The fellowship faces a great challenge.

Pip-napped! (669): Dreamflower/Lindelea CoAuthors
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4979&cid=20168
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mild violence; vague references to marital
relations
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond, Merry/Estella, Aragorn/Arwen
On a honeymoon visit to Gondor, Pippin is kidnapped. (This story was
due to a request from Dana for a "pip-napping". Lindelea wrote the
opening paragraphs, and then put the story up for grabs to be finished.)

Dol Amroth Yule (295): Isabeau of Greenlea
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=804
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some violence, battle scenes, implied sex in
one chapter.
Romance Partners: F/Elrohir
Hethlin's first Yule in Dol Amroth presents challenges, including the
dislike of both her fellow esquires and the Armsmaster of Dol Amroth,
and pirates!

Symbols of Love (130): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5058&cid=24694
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
While on their first patrol with their fathers and the Rangers of
Ithilien, Eldarion and Elboron learn much about the King Elessar.

Fennas Haradren (280): Linaewen
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=4814
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Gondor has two hidden outposts -- Henneth Annûn in the North and
Fennas Haradren in the South. But the Rangers in the South have sent
no word for some time, and it is Boromir and his men who must go in
search of answers to the mystery of their silence.

--and it was done (527): Neoinean
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4301417/1/--and_it_was_done
Teen, Reason for Rating: Violence. Adult themes.
Romance Partners: N/A
Detailing a simple rescue mission that, for once, goes off without a
hitch.
Note: This story was originally written for the February 2008 Teitho
Contest under the pen name Beth.



SubCategory: Genres: Adventure: Incomplete

With Hope and Without Hope (466): docmon
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5453
Mature, Reason for Rating: Level of violence in 2 chapters, where
torture is depicted clearly, if not somewhat graphically.
Romance Partners: N/A
One decision made differently - the Three Hunters run through that
second night of their chase after the Orcs rather than rest - and
everything changes. Well, not everything. They're merely captured by
the Orcs like Merry and Pippin.
But one decision changed doesn't change one's destiny. How each of
them is to reach their destiny is a bit peskier, though...
There's action and adventure, suspense, and not too much angst as the
Three Hunters struggle to return to their task.

The Wanderer (627): Lackwit
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5138
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some minor violence (sword fighting,
resulting death); references to a man's attraction to a married woman
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
After ten years fighting in faraway lands, Faramir finds his return to
Ithilien is not so easy and must take back what was his. Loosely based
on Homer's Odyssey.

Eagle of the Star (327): Neoinean
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1936067/1/Eagle_of_the_Star
Teen, Reason for Rating: Battlefield violence. Adult themes.
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Aragorn's time as Thorongil, soldier of Rohan and Gondor, from the
events that cause his departure south to the events surrounding his
return to his family. This story belongs as much to his family as they
wait as it does to Aragorn. Slight AU

To See A World (330): Nightwing
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=588&cid=2252
Mature, Reason for Rating: Violence and extreme angst, medical
situations, mild sexual reference.
Romance Partners: N/A
Injured and alone, Legolas and Aragorn are forced to take refuge in a
wintry foreign land. But when darkness encroaches from within and
without, they learn that refuge can become a deadly trap.

The Web of Darkness (101): Soledad
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=913
Teen, Reason for Rating: It contains some frightening images,
especially battle-related violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
An experiment of the Witch-king backfires, and the Elves of Mirkwood
find an unexpected ally. Crossover with Forgotten Realms.

Tarnished Ivory (464): Yavie Feels Pretty
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4037359/1/Tarnished_Ivory
Teen, Reason for Rating: Upcoming dark themes and violence, but the
two posted chapters may be considered "general".
Romance Partners: N/A
AU. In which Frodo makes a very different decision and Boromir finds
himself slipping even further into temptation.

Msg# 9077

Check Ballot # 2 - Alternate Univers Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 17:57:55 Topic ID# 9077
Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Alternate Universe


SubCategory Genres: Alternate Universe: General

Eucatastrophe: The Return (617): Dreamflower
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5181
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo and Gandalf saw Bilbo settled in at Tol Eressea. Now they are
back, and Frodo's feeling much more himself than he has in a very long
time. (Set in my "Eucatastrophe AU", in which the Three were freed by
the One's destruction, and travel to the West is now two-way. Each
chapter had to include special elements for Marigold's Challenges.)

As the Tide by the Moon (9): EdorasLass
URL: http://henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=5087
Mature, Reason for Rating: Disturbing themes, non-graphic sexuality [het]
Romance Partners: Theodred/OC, Grima/OC [sorta]
Sequel to "Eclipsed by the Moon", in which a kitchen maid in Edoras is
infatuated with Grima. This story follows her efforts to gain Grima's
attention, Grima's plots to use her for his own ends, and Theodred's
involvment in the whole tangled web. This story is told mostly from
three POVs - Grima, Theodred, and Lathwyn. Explict het, possibly
disturbing themes. Elements of both Book & Movie Verse; AU

Above All Shadows (492): Ignoble Bard
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7498
Mature, Reason for Rating: Slash content, mildly graphic.
Romance Partners: Legolas/Aragorn
Aragorn sees Legolas stumble as they run towards Rohan, but doesn't
know that it is one of the first signs of the Elf's dark secret.

Untold Tales of the Mark: The Banishment of Éomer (206): Katzilla
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=4275
Teen, Reason for Rating: There are a lot of battle scenes, some quite
graphic, and the overall atmosphere of the story is very dark.
Romance Partners: N/A
A very AU take of what Éomer's banishment could have been like... dark
and angsty, as you would expect of me.

Two Prisoners (724): Lord Branwyn
URL: http://lady-branwyn.livejournal.com/123361.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
How a certain author really learned the story of a distant time.

Homeward Bound (430): Werecat
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3830538/1/Homeward_Bound
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In another time and another place, the Brown Wizard meets a fallen
Queen. Another tale of beggars, queens and cats. Fourth Age, AU.



SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Angst/Tragedy

Shadow King (227): Claudia
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=11
Teen, Reason for Rating: Hurt/no comfort, severe angst
Romance Partners: N/A
A shadow version of the King's coronation...if Aragorn had the Ring.

Bitter May (265): Cuthalion
URL: http://www.west-of-the-moon.net/servlet/ReadGenStory?storyID=683
Mature, Reason for Rating: Mentioning of abuse, plus some frightening,
medical details
Romance Partners: OFC/ Frodo Baggins
This was written as a "What if"-story. In the epic AU-saga "Before I
go to sleep", OFC Lily Proudfoot has a very unpleasant encounter with
Lotho Sackville-Baggins. In the original story, no physical
consequences are mentioned (aside from the traumatic aftermath), but
what if there were?

In The Darkness Of My Dreaming (284): Cuthalion
URL: http://www.west-of-the-moon.net/servlet/ReadGenStory?storyID=594
Mature, Reason for Rating: Moments of intense angst, character death
Romance Partners: Frodo Baggins/ OFC
The aged Lily Proudfoot has come to doubt the decision she made nearly
sixty years ago. Was it wrong to let the Ringbearer leave? And would
her life have been happier if she had made him stay? A sudden illness
answers her questions in strange, haunting dreams, and the old midwife
comes to understand the full meaning of the saying: "Be careful what
you wish for..."

For What I Wait (125): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=249
Teen, Reason for Rating: discussion of suicide and death
Romance Partners: n/a
Written for an AU challenge "in which Fëanor outlives all of his
children." Fëanor and Maglor, together at the end.

Clear Conscience (The Clear Shot Remix) (680): Dreamflower
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5524
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
What if Boromir and Faramir had met Frodo before the Quest? How would
that have affected the outcome of the story? (Based on The Clear Shot,
by Claudia)

Five things that never happened to Nerdanel (389): Meril
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=311
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Fëanor/Nerdanel
Five short AUs for Nerdanel.

Five Things that Never Happened to Serinde of Dol Amroth (222):
SurgicalSteel
URL: http://surgicalsteel.livejournal.com/424683.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Implied rape, violence, and character death.
Romance Partners: Halbarad/OFC
Inspired by some of my readers, who asked what might have happened
'if.' Five ways in which Serinde's (OFC from 'The King's Surgeon) life
might have been very, very different.



SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Drabbles

No Man's Land (726): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3016&cid=14923
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Set during WW1, a drabble about what might have been.

Wave-Singer (33): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23766
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
A New England fisherman tells the tale of a ghost who sings along the
water's edge.

Last Stroke (465): Elena Tiriel
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7494&SPOrdinal=1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
"'The Corsairs of Umbar!' men shouted.... 'The Corsairs are upon us!
It is the last stroke of doom!'"

(RoTK, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields")

What might have come to pass....

Least Expected (512): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4086
Teen, Reason for Rating: Non-graphical description of violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
What if Halbarad's first appearance had taken a different turn?

The Least of Rings (621): Marta
URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/45055.html#cutid1
Teen, Reason for Rating: mature themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Boromir takes the ring. AU.

(This is the first of two drabbles on the same page.)

Alter/native (478): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/94427.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: M/M romance
Romance Partners: Aragorn/OMC
How might history have been different if Elrond and Celebrían had
decided to have another son rather than a daughter.

Spoiled (119): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/82661.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Would Aragorn have grown up the same if he hadn't been 'Estel'? An AU
drabble which takes a look at what Aragorn might have been like if he
had grown up knowing his true lineage and destiny as Heir of Isildur.



SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Incomplete

Arranged Marriage (725): Claudia
URL: http://claudia603.livejournal.com/tag/arranged+marriage
Mature, Reason for Rating: slash fiction, interspecies slash, a
chapter in which there is graphic male/male sex
Romance Partners: Frodo/Aragorn
Whatever could have led to the marriage of Frodo and Aragorn?

Land of the Moon (308): Claudia
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=259
Teen, Reason for Rating: Slash implications. Absolutely nothing
explicit in this chapter, though.
Romance Partners: Frodo/Aragorn
Post-quest, Frodo returns to Minas Tirith because of a deep affection
he has for King Elessar, who is grieving over both the sailing of
Arwen and Eowyn's death.

Murder The Dawn (383): crowdaughter
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3754343/2/Murder_The_Dawn
Mature, Reason for Rating: This story contains slash, elements of
horror and mature themes such as slavery, non-con, implied torture and
rape, and violence. It is a very grim alternative universe with very
disturbing themes; a spin-off to my Mael-Gul story universe, which is
rated strictly adult. This story, however, would count as hard R.
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Legolas; Boromir/Legolas (implied)
Completely AU. Legolas slavefic. Mirkwood is a subjected realm and
must give hostages to the other Elven realms as slaves. Legolas is the
slave of Aragorn, who is a sadist. But what if Legolas indeed took the
Ring? Warnings: slash, character death! This story is a very grim
spin-off to my Mael-Gul story universe, which is rated strictly adult.
This story, however, would count as hard R.

The Search For Middle-earth (346): Jules14
URL: http://www.lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?sid=9131
Teen, Reason for Rating: There are some images of violence, including
a pit full of bones. Later on there will be descriptions of violent
illness. The story also contains some themes that may be too difficult
to understand for children.
Romance Partners: N/A
AU. In the near future, as the Age of Men begins to crumble, the truth
is revealed about a long-vanished world that no one, except perhaps a
few, even knows existed.

Lothíriel - The Tenth Walker, Book 2 (567): juno_magic
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=396
Mature, Reason for Rating: There are some sex scenes in there.
Romance Partners: Lothíriel/Éomer
Lothíriel has survived the great adventure of her life, the War of the
Rings. But will she be up to the challenge of love and life in
Middle-earth?

***

As Lothíriel's story continues, the focus of the tale changes from
adventure to love story and an exploration of different aspects of
culture and society in Middle-earth.

Pippin-Frog For A Day (115): Neilia
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5715&cid=24100
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin finds himself on the wrong end of an irate wizard's staff. Poor
Pip is changed into a tiny green tree frog for 24 hours in exchange
for his bodacious cheekiness. Humor and tears ensue.



SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets

A Path of Wisdom (641): Dana
URL: http://the-danamark.livejournal.com/198836.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A drabble set, between SR 1418 and SR 1421, somewhat detailing the
reasoning for an AU.

The Edge of the Knife (274): Dwimordene
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=5521
Teen, Reason for Rating: Death, warfare, and torment involved in some
drabbles.
Romance Partners: n/a
"Stray but a little and it will fail, to the ruin of all." What was
said to the Fellowship holds equally for the man to whom the Quest
owed its existence. Eight drabbles about Isildur and what might have
been...

Return (399): Elleth
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=147&chapter=2
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
What if Umbarto had not perished in the Burning of the Swanships? A
double-drabble AU from two points of view.

Homecoming (706): Isabeau of Greenlea
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4088
Teen, Reason for Rating: M/M relationship, non-explicit
Romance Partners: Boromir/OMC
A tribble AU for the Best-Loved Sons arc, and some very wishful
thinking on my part. What if Boromir had made it home?

The Pirate (674): Sivan Shemesh
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4202238/1/The_Pirate
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A little Estel story been told by Queen Arwen to her son, while the
king is away.


Wounds of a Friend (710): Sivan Shemesh
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4271582/1/Wounds_of_a_Friend
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn is worried.



SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Steward's Family

Bitter Sweet (536): annmarwalk
URL: http://just-ann-now.livejournal.com/127070.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: m/m romance implied, not explicit
Romance Partners: Boromir/Theodred (implied), Theodred/Lothiriel
Brief AU in which both Boromir and Theodred survive the Ring War,
living long and (mostly) happy lives well into the first century of
the Fourth Age.

The Price of Pity (373): celticbard
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3386355/1/The_Price_of_Pity
Teen, Reason for Rating: The story includes several scenes of
battle-related violence along with a scene of implied sexual relations
between a married couple. The story also deals with the themes of
heavy friction between a husband and wife and the death of a parent.
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn, Faramir/f
A.U. In the early days of their marriage, Eowyn helps Faramir accept
the loss of his brother, father…and first wife.

The King's Colors (482): Dwimordene
URL:
http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4087&PHPSESSID=21357d642285260ea44648ad1890c1bf
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The King's Colors fly once more on Pelennor. Denethor's best-loved son
meets the man who would be king. An AU vignette for Obsidianj's birthday.

Parth Galen (705): Isabeau of Greenlea
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4284411/1/Parth_Galen
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Boromir/OMC
What might have happened had Boromir been a little less desperate, a
little less despairing? An AU to the Best-Loved Sons arc.

A Great Evil Unmade (267): Linaewen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5856
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A most unlikely Ringbearer contemplates how he came to Mount Doom and
whether or not he will succeed in putting the Ring in the Fire. An AU
short story, written for a challenge to answer the question of "what
would happen if someone other than Frodo took the Ring?"

The Prisoner of Time (313): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4114
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
It has been wished many times that Denethor could have survived his
terrible end. Here, a different path is followed, one where Denethor
left the Pyre, fires unlit. What then was the fate of the son of
Ecthelion?

Msg# 9078

Check Ballot # 1 - Drama Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 17:58:38 Topic ID# 9078
Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Drama


SubCategory Genres: Drama: General

Acquittance (337): Aprilkat
URL: http://aprilkat.livejournal.com/148561.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mention of prostitution and attendant diseases.
Romance Partners: N/A
Outspoken young female surgeon Serindë has been falsely accused and
exiled from Gondor by the Steward Denethor - on pain of death if she
is found. (OFC written by surgicalsteel on Live Journal.) Good deeds
repay in unexpected ways.

The North Delving Incident (26): Dana
URL: http://the-danamark.livejournal.com/195017.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Dark elements and themes: angst, violence,
minor character death, other dark implications, and the acts of Ruffians
Romance Partners: N/A
A village occupied by ruffians, a year after the Scouring of the Shire
and the Battle of Bywater, and how they are freed.

Answering the Call (340): docmon
URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=4356
Teen, Reason for Rating: This story relates tales of when each
character succumbs to the call of the Ring. The scenes sometimes
result in potential violence between characters that is nevertheless
disturbing despite not being realized. There is one scene (ch. 3)
where there is some brief violence that is described clearly, though
not graphically, so I have chosen Teen to err on the side of caution.
Romance Partners: N/A
A series of (unrelated) vignettes in which each member of the
Fellowship hears the call of the Ring - and answers it. My take on the
big What-If, pursuing the potential in each character to take the
Ring. Varying degrees of angst, drama, action, and perhaps a little
more angst.

Choosing (473): docmon
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=6040
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Three choices, three destinies. Three leaders choose the messengers to
send to Imladris, who then become members of the Fellowship.

The Consuming Darkness (467): Isil Elensar
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=237&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
It is written that Tar-Miriel was too late to reach the supposed
safety of the Meneltarma when Numenor sank into the sea. But why was
she late? What was so important that she would risk her life, knowing
she would not survive?

Hidden Watcher (702): kitt_otter
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5846&cid=24653
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In Moria, Legolas takes his watch and something watches him.

The Return (167): Lady Bluejay
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5515
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
`Both Duilin of Morthond and his brother were trampled to death when
they assailed the mûmakil, leading their bowmen close to shoot at the
eyes of the monsters.' Duinhir had to return to his wife without his sons.

The Last Throw (556): nau_tika
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3842745/1/The_Last_Throw
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
Following "The Last Debate" in The Return of the King, Chapter 10
says, "…the army of the West was all assembled on the Pelennor. … All
was now ready for the last throw."
This is the story of the march to the Black Gate (movie and book
verse) from the view of a family man who made the journey.


The Dark One (411): NeumeIndil
URL: http://word-hoarder.livejournal.com/5878.html#cutid1
Mature, Reason for Rating: Talk of murder, torture, and invasions;
moderately graphic M/F sex; a fist fight, coarse language and some
more death thrown in. Much of it takes place in a whore house.
Romance Partners: Gamling/Morwen of Gondor (OFC)
Spring has come to Edoras, and with it, a reminder of Morwen's past
that she did not expect. Taken with the arrival of still more refugees
from the west of Rohan, and the seeming possession of Theoden King,
times are dark at the top of the hill. Beset from without and
undermined from within, the people of Rohan may only watch and wait
while the doom of their nation looms large on the eastern horizon.

Part 14 of my series "Nights in Rohan" follows Morwen of Gondor, the
prostitute in love with Gamling, as Edoras prepares for what will be
the War of the Ring. Featuring: Boromir II, Eomer son of Eomund, and
Theodred son of Theoden.

For Our Friends (654): Pearl Took
URL: http://stories.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23973
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Movie based. A Golden plot bunny: what might Merry have been
feeling/thinking as the Rohirrim approach the besieged city of Minas
Tirith?

The Visitor (174): Rowan
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1798
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Elanor receives an unusual visit.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Aragorn

Eagle of the Star (152): alex_quine
URL: http://alex-quine.livejournal.com/12958.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Sexual Situations
Romance Partners: Denethor/Thorongil
A young Thorongil struggles to reconcile his growing love for Gondor
to the part that Denethor plays in his life there.


Home (647): alex_quine
URL: http://alex-quine.livejournal.com/19624.html#cutid1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Why has Theoden left Theodred to welcome his cousins to Meduseld?

Generations (508): Bodkin
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5906&cid=24961
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
It is natural for parents to want their children to lead safer,
happier lives than they did – just as it is natural for them to
complain about the inadequacies of the next generation. While trying
to live up to a father who is an epic hero brings difficulties of its
own ...

Legolas in Mandos (317): Fiondil
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4235565/1/Legolas_in_Mandos
Teen, Reason for Rating: Non-graphic description of battle and
character death; implied sex between a married couple.
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn, Námo/Vairë
Aragorn is on a mission to save more than Legolas' life... he has to
also save his own and when the Lord of Mandos plays for souls he takes
no prisoners. A two-part story describing Legolas' 'death' and its
aftermath. Originally inspired by the Naked Yule Challenge at
LOTRfanfiction.

The Keys of the Realm (477): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5892
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Húrin of the Keys/OC wife; Faramir/Éowyn
The Battle of the Pelennor is over, and the folk of Minas Tirith must
deal with the aftermath. Now the Keeper of the Keys watches the
changes happen, finding himself preparing for the Return of the King
to Gondor.

Estel I Was Called (351): Marta
URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/41422.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: dark themes
Romance Partners: n/a
"Estel I was called, but I am Aragorn, Arathorn's son, Isildur's Heir,
Lord of the Dúnedain." Aragorn takes up his place among the Dúnedain
after learning his true heritage.

Hope comes for Estel (622): stefaniab
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5562
General, Reason for Rating: This is a character piece, in which
Aragorn meets Faramir for the first time since the Houses of Healing.
It's somewhat of highly charged job interview.
Romance Partners: N/A
Tolkien doesn't tell us about the first time Aragorn meets Faramir
after his healing. Jackson didn't film it. Yet, this incident is the
subject of more than a few gap fillers. Here is my version, a
character piece set in the merge of film and book canon that I use for
all my stories.




SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Boromir or Faramir

Farewell (127): agape4gondor
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5473&cid=23886
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Angered by Boromir's taking of the Quest, Faramir prepares to return
to Henneth-Annun.

Letters From Faramir (425): agape4gondor
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=4732
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Grief knows no boundaries, nor age, nor time. Letters from Faramir to
Boromir - in hopes that he is still alive and will return. Angst.

My Sword Weeps (316): agape4gondor
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5057
Teen, Reason for Rating: Difficult times for young ones. Capture by
Orcs. Death.
Romance Partners: N/A
Gondor and its Steward are rocked by the death of Denethor and others.
A journey is started from two ends of Middle-earth to try to help
Faramir. Takes place in the year TA 2989. AU.

Invisible Ink (4): alex_quine
URL: http://alex-quine.livejournal.com/11451.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Romantic Situations
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eomer
When Faramir tries to persuade Eomer to do what Elessar wants, he
finds himself face-to-face with a fragile world, a secret revealed and
the promptings of his unquiet flesh.


Enticements (266): annmarwalk
URL: http://just-ann-now.livejournal.com/183178.html#cutid1
Teen, Reason for Rating: M/M sexual activity (implied)
Romance Partners: Boromir/Theodred (implied)
" `…almost I should have said that she was tempting us, and offering
what she pretended to have the power to give. It need not be said that
I refused to listen. The men of Minas Tirith are true to their word.'
But what he thought that the Lady had offered him Boromir did not tell."

The Clear Ringing Of Silver Trumpets (278): Lithilien Quicksilver
URL: http://lotrscrapbook.bookloaf.net/stories/01/lithilien_trumpets.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Violence, character death
Romance Partners: N/A
They say your life flashes before your eyes at the moment of death.
What were Boromir's thoughts and feelings as he fought the greatest
-and final - battle of his life? Movie-verse.

Lingering Shadow (412): Shireling
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5889
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
As Minas Tirith celebrates the first anniversary of King's reign a
face from the past haunts Faramir and threatens his newly found happiness.

First Time (672): Sivan Shemesh
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3972346/1/First_Time
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
It is the first time without Finduilas around. How is the Steward's
family dealing with the pain? And what about the nearing holiday?



SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Frodo or Sam

Burden (734): Ancalime8301
URL: http://ancalime8301.fateback.com/fics/burdenindex.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rating for implied non-con, hermaphrodite
Frodo, underaged pregnancy.
Romance Partners: N/A
Pre-Quest, a young hobbit finds himself lost and in trouble far from home.

On Amon Sûl (299): Dreamflower
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4556&cid=23548
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After the stabbing on Weathertop, from Frodo's POV...

Frodo's Crosswise Verse (520): Elanor Gardner
URL: http://www.the-green-door.net/GenFics/CrosswiseVerseII.htm
General, Reason for Rating: Although the reader COULD read a slash
relationship into this story, it is not overtly slash and it can be
read either way.
Romance Partners: N/A
A childhood promise and the rhyme it creates have an impact on the
lives of Frodo and Sam. After the quest, Frodo is confronted with
appalling choices, but a promise is remembered. (This story is best
read AFTER reading Sam's Crosswise Verse.)


Sam's Crosswise Verse (519): Elanor Gardner
URL: http://www.the-green-door.net/GenFics/CrosswiseVerseI.htm
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A childhood promise and the rhyme it creates have an impact on the
lives of Frodo and Sam. On the quest, Sam and his master are crosswise
and an old promise must be kept.


Dreams or Reality (716): Eleon Gamgee
URL:
http://www.writers-haven.net/Dreams%20or%20Reality%20by%20Eleon%20Gamgee.htm
Teen, Reason for Rating: In Frodo's dream/vision Sam is thrown across
the ground and seems to transform a bit into the Eye of Sauron. It's
only a dream and Frodo does wake up.
Romance Partners: N/A
Is Frodo dreaming again? Or is it real?
Sam can't really be leaving him! Sam wouldn't do that!
In complete delirium, Frodo tries to keep his grasp of reality as he
sees what the Quest will do and even is doing to his best friend; Sam.

Cold (239): febobe
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=852
Teen, Reason for Rating: References to non-graphic violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo's encounter with one of the Nine in Osgiliath proves ill for
him, and Sam and Faramir find themselves working together in spite of
themselves.

Frodos Dremes (235): Gentle Hobbit
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1829&chapter=1
Mature, Reason for Rating: This story is a series of vignettes united
by a common theme. Chapters 1-3 have some unsettling ideas that may
deserve a teen rating (e.g. themes of phobia or abandonment). Chapters
4 and 5 (a two-part vignette) contains elements of horror and no happy
resolution. I would even suggest that this may deserve a mature
rating. The site on which the story is located has a note to this
effect for Chapters 4 and 5.
Romance Partners: N/A
Those who are familiar with "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil" will
recognize the title of this series of vignettes. In this series,
Frodo's gift (or curse) for strange and prescient dreams will be explored.

Why does he have these dreams? What do they tell him? Can he
understand this gift? Come and explore these strange tales, and
perhaps we will find out some of the answers together.

The Blessing (228): Mews1945
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=451
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A wounded soldier of Gondor tells of an enounter with The Ringbearers
when Frodo and Sam come to visit the wounded, and learns that strength
and courage come in unexpected forms.

The Heart of a Home (257): Mews1945
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=173&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Bilbo returns home from a long trip and finds a warm welcome home from
his new heir.

Promises Broken and Kept (144): periantari
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1781
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry goes through a tough time with Frodo leaving from Buckland, and
even though Frodo writes to Merry often, Merry gets sad and lonely. He
gradually falls very ill, but Frodo comes to nurse him better and
makes a promises that he can keep.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring the Noldor

All That Remained (155): Allee
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5541
Teen, Reason for Rating: Dark themes, character suicide attempt
Romance Partners: N/A
After Arathorn's death, Gilraen is left to pick up the pieces of her
shattered life, but the young widow learns that grief is no stranger
to the House of Elrond. Will pain destroy the inhabitants of the Last
Homely House, or will it bind them together?

Painting a Golden Light (364): chaotic_binky
URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/C/ChaoticBinky/PaintingAGoldenLight/_ChapterList.htm
Teen, Reason for Rating: Non graphic description of injures after a
war time shell blast. Haunting by the ghosts of dead soldiers.
Romance Partners: Glorfindel/Erestor
Story set during and just after the First World War. Glorfindel is an
explorer who has come back to Britain and lives with the shell shocked
war artist Erestor, in the small village of St. Michael's Leap. The
villagers are curious about their relationship. Glorfindel looks
forward to sailing and Erestor's sole aim is to paint, 'the perfect
golden light'.

The Scribe and the Heir (256): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=154
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Young Maedhros has recently been appointed as a King's scribe, and
young Fingon is just coming of age. As each chooses his road in life,
Maedhros is forced to consider his role as his father's heir and how
his decisions might worsen the disintegrating relationship between
Fëanor and Fingolfin.

The Stranger (560): Nieriel Raina
URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5756&cid=24999
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Inspired by Fiondil's Valar Universe. A young boy meets a stranger on
a beach in the early 20th century.

Written for the Tolkien Tango Prompt Challenge #10: Prophecies



Thicker Than Water (541): Noliel
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=290
General, Reason for Rating: I gave my story a rating of General
because it fit the guidelines provided in MEFAs description of
ratings, and also because I did not find any content in my fic that
could disturb a child. This story mainly deals with a father-son
relationship, and although death is alluded to, it is not described in
a way that could have a negative effect on a person's mind.
Romance Partners: N/A
Celebrimbor, in Sirion, looks forward to a visit from Galadriel.
However, her impromptu arrival brings with it the news of his father's
death in Doriath.

The Last Words (409): Rhapsody
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=292&chapter=1
Teen, Reason for Rating: I am rating this story as teens given the
mature themes being discussed.
Romance Partners: Nerdanel/Fëanor
Nerdanel finally meets her nemesis: the one who caused the rift in her
marriage to Fëanor. What did she had to say to them? A one-shot set in
the bard Rising Universe.

Wherever You Go (537): Tena
URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/T/Tena/WhereverYouGo/_ChapterList.htm
Mature, Reason for Rating: The chapters are rated from G-NC-17. There
are descriptions of sexual acts between mature adults. Slash and Het
Romance Partners: Elrond/Gil galad, Elrond/Celebrian, Erestor/Glorfindel
Elrond takes a look back at his life.

Starcrossed (493): weepingnaiad
URL: http://parma.littlebalrog.com/viewstory.php?sid=40
Teen, Reason for Rating: occurs during war, canon-character death, slash
Romance Partners: Círdan/Gil-galad, Elrond/Gil-Galad
The raising of a falling star...

Gil-galad's life from Dor-Lómin to the Isle of Balar and then on to
Lindon and beyond.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Final Partings

Upon the Pebbled Shore (171): aranelgoldenflower
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=6972&SPOrdinal=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Upon the pebbled shores of the sea stand two brothers. But as the tide
begins to turn the sound of the gulls will choose their futures.

(This story is on HASA under my Author name of Peregrin Ionad. but I
am the same person....I just used Peregrin Ionad first, and have never
thought to change it, as I don't usually post fics as
Aranegoldenflower and when I do I always make sure people realise it
is the same person!)

Moon Over Water (518): Avon
URL: http://avon7.livejournal.com/134151.html#cutid1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On a cold moonlit night Faramir watches the river. He watches for a
memory, for a vision, for a dream... he watches for a vigil once kept
with his brother.

Elanor of Westmarch: Still There (183): Baranduin
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=126
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Elanor/Fastred
Elanor's last meeting with Sam before he leaves Middle-earth.

In The Midst Of Summer (270): Cuthalion
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5502
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mentioning of character death and grief
Romance Partners: N/A
In June 1482, Samwise Gamgee has to bear the fact that his wife has
passed away, leaving him behind. Between deep grief and bittersweet
memories, he understands that the life he was used to is ultimately
over, and that a new way lies ahead of him.

The Tower Hills (608): DrummerWench
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=6182
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A gap-filler set at the very end of ROTK, as Frodo, Sam and the Elves
travel toward the Havens. They pass through the Tower Hills, and pause
at the Tower of Elostirion.

Boromir and Teddy (113): Ithil-valon
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5653&cid=23835
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir and Eomer find comfort in an unexpected way as they visit the
burial mound of Theodred.

The King's Time (333): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5058&cid=24863
Teen, Reason for Rating: Discusses concerns related to dying, and
looks toward Aragorn's death.
Romance Partners: n/a
It is now the thirtieth of Rethe by the Shire's calendar, and the Lord
King has determined that his birthday tomorrow shall be observed in a
most solemn manner. This evening he thinks on the passing of time....


The Prisoner of Dol Guldur (102): Soledad
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=604
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated for some frightening mental images.
Romance Partners: N/A
After the destruction of Dol Guldur, King Thranduil of Mirkwood makes
a terrible discovery.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama: General Drabbles

Moved to Pity (366): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2975
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Námo/Vairë
Námo returns shaken from his encounter with Lúthien. His wife Vairë
tries to comfort him.

Stabat Mater (666): iorhael
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4445&cid=23402
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Primula watches. Inspired by the poem <i>Stabat Mater Dolorosa</i>. A
drabble.

My Legacy (407): spookystoy
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=60
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Celebrimbor believes his father left no worthwhile legacy to Arda.
Curufin, determined to reconcile with his son and rebuild the family
legacy, argues otherwise. (It helps to know that Celebrimbor looks
like Weta's Daniel Falconer in this AU Fourth Age.)

Creation Myths (300): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/104113.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The making of Eä and the making of the Silmarils.

No Mercy (443): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/55334.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
Morgoth's forces fall on the besieging armies of Elves and Men at the
start of the Dagor Bragollach.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama: General Fixed-Length Ficlets

Birthday Present (441): Aranel Took
URL: http://aranel-took.fancrone.net/other/drabbles/birthday_present.php
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Bilbo has a gift for Pippin.

Burdens (219): Meril
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=5728
General, Reason for Rating: "Burdens" is about a traumatic event, but
I believe the writing is vague enough for it to be rated "general."
Romance Partners: N/A
The Exiles carry many things with them on their way to Arda...

Alqualondë (220): Moreth
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=287
Teen, Reason for Rating: Non-graphic violence
Romance Partners: N/A
Inexperience and war - two drabbles from opposing view-points.

Utúlie'n Aurë (163): Nieriel Raina
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3688952/1/Ut_lien_Aur
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Sauron is defeated, and even far from Mordor, the victory can be felt.
Two elves rejoice in the true passing of night.

Wind of Change (47): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4051
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A fierce wind sweeps across Middle-earth one day in the late Third
Age, heralding, after hundreds of years, the instrument of a
prophecy's completion, in three different lands.

Baker's Dozen (372): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/120418.html#cutid1
Teen, Reason for Rating: References to adult themes, including death,
slavery and grave robbing.
Romance Partners: N/A
A series of 13 drabbles about some of the jobs people do in
Middle-earth and the people who do them. Many of the drabbles were
inspired by considering the Middle-earth equivalents of modern
careers, and are tongue-in-cheek, but some address serious issues.
Includes many original characters, but some interactions with canon
characters.

Saruman of Many Colours (439): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/121899.html#cutid1
Mature, Reason for Rating: Violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
A collection of drabbles about Saruman and his meddlings in the West
throughout the long years of the Third Age.




SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Gondor Fixed-Length Ficlets

The Roses of Imloth Melui (435): Aervir
URL: http://having-written.livejournal.com/13938.html
General, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: N/A
The life of Ioreth, a minor character from "Return of the King" and an
(extra-)ordinary Gondorian woman, as told in ten drabbles.

Night Terrors (433): Gwynnyd
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7154&spordinal=6
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: n/a
Written for the challenge prompt "Like a Fearful Faramir." In the
fourth Age, even when things are going well for Faramir, he can't help
but worry about the things that can go wrong.

Messengers from the West (98): Jay of Lasgalen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5761&cid=24791
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
From The Tale of Years: 2957-80: Aragorn undertakes his great journeys
and errantries. As Thorongil he serves in disguise both Thengel of
Rohan and Ecthelion II of Gondor - but was he completely isolated from
his family? On his 40th birthday, mysterious messengers arrive from
the West.

Apart (551): Nieriel Raina
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3931241/1/Apart
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Two friends suffer the loss of their friendship due to their own
foolishness, and each must find the courage to make it right. Written
for the Middleearth Express Prompt 93: Apart

A Midsummer Day's Dream (422): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4044
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Are we such stuff as dreams are made of? The bounds between dream and
waking, and life and death, are blurred on a sunny afternoon in Fourth
Age Emyn Arnen.

Moonset over Gondor (652): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7468
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
Under a bright moon, Faramir considers the gains, and the price, of peace.

Heavens' Embroidered Cloths (292): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/119276.html#cutid1
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some mentions of battle and death
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
For her first mettarë in Gondor, Éowyn revives an old tradition - and
sparks memories in her husband.

Wild Swan (328): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/119970.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Battle scenes, death and mild sexual innuendo
Romance Partners: N/A
Moments from the life of Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth



SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Hurt/Comfort

Slings and Arrows (185): Ancalime8301
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1272
Teen, Reason for Rating: Teen rating for hobbit injury and wound
treatment.
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo suffers the consequences of not having his mithril shirt on. Mix
of book canon and movie verse. First line provided by claudia603.

Letters To A Dear Friend (670): Antane/Frodo of the Shire CoAuthors
URL:
http://www.writers-haven.net/Letters%20To%20a%20Dear%20Friend%20by%20Antane%20and%20Frodo%20of%20the%20Shire.htm
Teen, Reason for Rating: This story deals with Frodo's struggle to
deal with the horrific damage done to him by Sauron/the Ring, which
was for all intents and purposes a brutal and repeated rape. There is
no sexual content since there was no physical violation, but a rape is
not just an assualt on the body, but on the heart and soul as well and
it is those that Frodo struggles to come to terms with and feeling
filthy and worthless.
Romance Partners: N/A
This story deals with Frodo's struggle to deal with the horrific
damage done to him by Sauron/the Ring, which was for all intents and
purposes a brutal and repeated rape. There is no sexual content since
there was no physical violation, but a rape is not just an assualt on
the body, but on the heart and soul as well and it is those that Frodo
struggles to come to terms with and feeling filthy and worthless.





Primum Non Nocere (First, Do No Harm) (628): febobe
URL: http://www.west-of-the-moon.net/servlet/ReadGenStory?storyID=574
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated Teen for dark/frightening thematic
references.
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam and Frodo are presented to Eowyn for the first time. What are
their reactions to the first woman they've met of the race of Men?

A Summer Night's Peace (694): Larner
URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3966&cid=23527
Teen, Reason for Rating: Discusses some mature subjects--tastefully, I
hope
Romance Partners: N/A
One night, not long before the Hobbits left Minas Tirith, Frodo and
Aragorn met beneath the White Tree.

A first-person narrative.

At Cormallen (730): Mews1945
URL: http://mews1945.livejournal.com/311772.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After the days of waiting and worrying in Minas Tirith, Merry finally
arrives at Cormallen where he is able to help care for his cousins and
Sam and so begins to find healing for himself as well.

The Healers from the Sea (202): Mews1945
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=552
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On the voyage to Tol Eressea, when dolphins appear around the ship,
Frodo expresses a desire to see them at closer range and his request
is honored by Elrond, allowing Frodo a chance to experience personal
contact with these healers from the sea.

Fidelis (612): Pentangle
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3546109/1/Fidelis
Teen, Reason for Rating: Character death; extreme angst in at least
one chapter violence alluded to but not described detailed medical
treatment
Romance Partners: N/A
A tale from "The Ranger Years". Two strangers test the meaning and
depth of the friendship between Aragorn and Legolas. OC death.

Out of Memory and Time (136): Shireling
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5746
Teen, Reason for Rating: The story contains a recounting of violence
against the main character but no graphic details.
Romance Partners: N/A
Following the first winter of the new King's reign, events unfold that
will have devastating consequences for Gondor and the King's closest
companions.

Loss (196): SurgicalSteel
URL: http://surgsteelfic.livejournal.com/24976.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Graphic descriptions of complicated childbirth.
Romance Partners: Halbarad/OFC
Serinde (OFC healer from 'The King's Surgeon') gives birth to her
third child and almost dies in the process. Her husband, Halbarad, is
forced to desperate action to save her life.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Incomplete

Tales of the Eldandili (502): Alassiel
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5742&cid=24181
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
In the Seventh Age, the Children of Iluvatar unite to defend Arda.
Many thanks to Fiondil for beta-reading.

Apostate's Ruse (676): Calenlass Greenleaf
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3445523/1/Apostates_Ruse
Teen, Reason for Rating: Angst, mentions of violence, and battle scenes.
Romance Partners: N/A
Apostates come in every form, and their ruses are often hard to
perceive. What happens when one sets his eyes upon Imladris? Much
trouble for Estel, who is left baffled by Elrond's strange behavior.
Slightly AU in that there is no Gilraen present.

The Elanor Bloom (194): Claudia
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1160
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On quest, a friendship develops between Frodo and Aragorn.

The Wrong Path (538): Erviniae
URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/E/Erviniae/WrongPath/_ChapterList.htm
Mature, Reason for Rating: The story has an R rating due to some
sexual scenes that are important to the plot and are not very
graphic.It's more about showing their feelings and emotions when in
such a situation.
Romance Partners: Erestor/Ecthelion
Erestor and Ecthelion live in an age in Gondolin where upon same sex
pairings are not tolerated and are forbidden by law. This follows
their journey of forbidden love: Their path may be wrong , but to them
it is the right one.

The Heart of a Knight (335): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=5910
Teen, Reason for Rating: Discusses the Ring War and the events
concerning Denethor's pyre in their physical/psychological/emotional
consequences in non-graphic details.
Romance Partners: N/A
From being called a recreant to being appointed as Captain of the
White Company – This story takes a look at Beregond, his family and
his friends after this change in fortune, and how they experienced the
Return of the King and the dawning of the New Age.

Kin-Strife (92): Isabeau of Greenlea
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=100
Mature, Reason for Rating: Drug use in one chapter, implied
multipartner M/M/F in one chapter, M/M sex in one chapter.
Romance Partners: Imrahil/OMC
Keeping nineteen-year-old Imrahil of Dol Amroth out of trouble is a
full-time job and turns out to be beyond the ability of Andrahar of
Umbar. What happens one night in a brothel has ramifications that
affect the young men well into the following year, and changes their
relationship forever.

Tide of Destiny - Part One: Choices (159): Lady Bluejay
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5647
Teen, Reason for Rating: Contains a death scene.
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
An epic tale of tragedy, bravery and love. From the shores of
Belfalas, up the valleys of the Ered Nimrais to the plains of the
Riddermark, we follow the lives of Lothíriel of Dol Amroth, her
brothers and Éomer of Rohan from their early years to old age.



The Green Knight and the Master of Esgaroth (455): Le Rouret
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5712&cid=24091
Mature, Reason for Rating: There are elements of rape, both
heterosexual and homosexual, and torture in this story.
Romance Partners: N/A
Legolas, Lord of Dol Galenehtar, has enough in Ithilien to worry him:
His beloved Bandobras Took earning his spurs; the investiture of his
new esquire; and Fastred son of Faramir's little romance going sour.
But when news reaches him of the new Master of Lake Town seeking to
stir up dissention between the Elvenking and Thorin Stonehelm of
Erebor, Legolas and Gimli go north to their fathers' aid ... and end
up uncovering a mystery deeper and darker than they had feared.

The Rescue of Celebrian (382): NeumeIndil
URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3512
Mature, Reason for Rating: There has already been graphic violence and
may be some language and sexual content that could prevent teens and
young children from reading.
Romance Partners: Elrond/Celebrian, Elrohir or Elladan/OFC?, if
applicable.
"Elrond, who had remained unwed through all his long years, now took
to wife Celebrian, daughter of Galadriel and Celeborn of Lorien. His
children were the twin brethren, Elladan and Elrohir, and Arwen
Undomiel, the fairest of all the maidens of the Third Age,"…

"…Celebrian, wife of Elrond, journeys to Lorien to visit Galadriel,
her mother; but she is taken by Orcs in the passes of the mountains.
She is rescued by Elrond and his sons, but after fear and torment she
is no longer willing to remain in Middle-earth, and she departs to the
Grey Havens and sails over Sea."

(Histories of Middle Earth, vol. 12, The Peoples of Middle-earth: Part
VIII- "The Tale of Years of the Third Age".)

In the mean time…



SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Ring War Drabbles

Now the Green Blade Riseth (37): annmarwalk
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/479872.html
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
The Gaffer is surprised by Sam's behavior following the Scouring of
the Shire.

Mournful Fords (368): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3248
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On his way to Isengard, Théoden comes to the place of his son's last
stand.

The Shadow (25): Linda hoyland
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7334
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Did Sméagol truly perish? Sometimes Frodo wonders; for he has more
cause to know how shadows can linger....


...and the sound of a battered heart, beating (690): Lindelea
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=371&cid=23731
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo and Estella Bolger watch over a sleeping Fredegar.

Gone Amiss (44): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7448
Teen, Reason for Rating: mention of death
Romance Partners: N/A
The moments after Boromir's last smile; as seen through Aragorn's eyes.

Charge! (444): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/115305.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Battle scenes.
Romance Partners: N/A
A rider and his mount fight at the Battle of Pelennor Fields.

Msg# 9079

Check Ballot #1 - Horror Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 17:59:11 Topic ID# 9079
Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Horror


SubCategory Genres: Horror: General

The Other (27): Dana/Lindelea CoAuthors
URL: http://the-danamark.livejournal.com/201835.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Horror, blood, monster
Romance Partners: N/A
Collaboration between Dana and Lindelea. An ancient curse arises to
seize Meriadoc Brandybuck, and his cousin Pippin is his only hope to
be saved from a fate worse than death... if only Pippin can survive...
(Alternate universe)

The Dark of Night (484): Ellie
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5019
Teen, Reason for Rating: injuries described, battle scenes, general
creepiness
Romance Partners: N/A
An ancient menace stalks the elves of Middle-earth, but what, if
anything can be done to defeat it?

Maglor's Harp (660): Ford of Bruinen
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=239&chapter=1
Mature, Reason for Rating: Horror, violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
Sometimes after the end of the War of Wrath Maglor decides that he
needs a new and perfect harp...

Silenced (31): Illwynd
URL: http://illwynd.livejournal.com/42840.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated for light horror content.
Romance Partners: N/A
AU. In the back of Boromir's mind, something is happening...

The Houseless (178): Jael
URL: http://jael-beruthiel.livejournal.com/32740.html
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
On a day in late autumn, Legolas has a strange encounter with a girl
in the woods. A tale for Halloween, written for the birthday of my
stalwart friend and beta reader, Ignoble Bard.

The Ritual Disturbed (68): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3966&cid=24022
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some violence
Romance Partners: n/a
The wight wished to call Angmar, trading Ring for release; but instead
Ringbearer and Iarwain saw to its end.


I Can Feel It! (673): Sivan Shemesh
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1980390/1/I_Can_Feel_It
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Four arrows hit the Mirkwood elf before he fell. "Legolas!" Words had
been said, but no one can turn back time. "I should have listened to
you before," Aragorn said, as he tried to save his best friend's life …

Msg# 9080

Check Ballot #1 - Humor Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 17:59:45 Topic ID# 9080
Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Humor


SubCategory Genres: Humor: General

In the Van (72): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://lady-branwyn.livejournal.com/120144.html
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
An alternate-universe version of the journey of the Armies of the West
to the Black Gate, in which Legolas whines and Aragorn asks "Are we
there yet?"

The Game of Kings (28): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23893
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
When the wind from the north rattled the shutters, the two rangers
would sit by the fire for hours, hunched over a chessboard marked in
black and white squares.

The Weaving Cow (675): cactuskim
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4253114/1/The_Weaving_Cow
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A one shot Humor fic featuring Legolas and Aragorn. Starts Post-RotK,
It then jumps back in time to when Aragorn was still a young Ranger
returning from Harad. What happened on the long trip home? What is the
Weaving Cow?

Pippin (Paladin) Had a Little Lamb (629): Cathleen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24411
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Paladin tells Pippin the story of his own childhood friend, a stuffed
sheep named "Sammy-Lambie".

Tulip Takes a Tumble (616): Cathleen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24320
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
The story of how Tulip lost her button nose!

Five Hair Care Tips for Rohirrim (71): EdorasLass
URL: http://edoraslass.livejournal.com/129625.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Extremely important suggestions on ways a Rider of Rohan - or any
citizen of Rohan, really - might take care of his or her hair.

PROPHECY: Changing the Future (11): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24560
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The Lord of Mandos is said to have uttered a Second Prophecy
concerning the End of Days, but its interpretation has been hotly
debated down through the Ages. On the eve of the departure of the
Edain for Númenor, two Men decide to do some `creative' prophesying of
their own, but it may be Námo who has the final say. Written for 'The
Tolkien Tango' challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group.

The Revenge of Curufin's Horse (139): Moreth
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=302
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
How Beren's 'Song of Parting' made it into the public domain... from
The Himring Codex version of 'The Tale of Beren and Lúthien'.



Full Brothers in Blood (212): Oshun
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=269&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
A story of relationships within a complicated extended family,
focusing upon an insecure, nerdy young Turgon and his idolization/envy
of his cool older brother Fingon. I've listed it here as a humor
piece, but it contains also serious inferences about the effect of
environment and family strife upon children. Written in response to a
request to write about the differences between Turgon and Fingon that
are reflected in my personal canon of stories about the House of Finwë.

The Conscience of the King (649): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2651
Teen, Reason for Rating: reference to sexual activity between newlyweds
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
Eomer King has a bad case of big-brother blues at his sister's wedding
feast. (600 words, as counted by MS Word)




With Many "Fond" Acknowledgments (472): Thundera Tiger
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7151&SPOrdinal=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Behind every great writer is a host of inspiring, helpful people who
are worthy of thanks. But as Samwise Gamgee discovers via the Red Book
of Westmarch, not all who offer their advice are deserving of fond
acknowledgments...

Features Sam, Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas with a cameo appearance from
Faramir.



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Drabbles

There Was A Hobbit (111): agape4gondor
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5473&cid=23130
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
A mirth-filled moment between Boromir and Haldir.

Fatherhood (547): annmarwalk
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/453878.html
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Prince Imrahil pauses for a moment to consider his daughter's future.

Nine Companions (259): Aranel Took
URL: http://aranel-took.fancrone.net/other/drabbles/nine.php
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The Fellowship gathers after Aragorn's coronation.

Terra Incognita (723): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3016&cid=14922
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Written for the birthday of Aliana, who asked for drabbles about
discovery.

A Sea Visit (96): Elen Kortirion
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/482367.html#cutid1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn visits the Sea-elves of Belfalas

Incarnation (242): Gandalfs apprentice
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5875&SPOrdinal=8
Teen, Reason for Rating: A passing mention of sex.
Romance Partners: N/A
A Maia copes with the downside of bodily existence.

Sharing Good News (216): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2974
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Bilbo receives an unusual late-night visitor.

There shall be Mirth at our Meeting (377): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3605
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A young Ranger makes a lasting impression on some inhabitants of Esgaroth.

Writer's Bloke (431): stefaniab
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=933
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
One of Tolkien's characters drops into Modern Earth to give a fan
fiction writer some feedback.



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Elven Lands

Horse Sense (22): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5807&cid=24462
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
As the Fellowship prepares to leave Rivendell, Bill the Pony turns a
wary eye on one of his new travelling companions.

The Otters of Imladris (491): chaotic_binky
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/slashy_santa/26828.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Contains some referred to violence, rescue
of an orphaned baby animal and a relevant sex scene that concentrates
on emotional rather than explicit physical.
Romance Partners: Erestor/Haldir.
The newly-wed Erestor and Haldir rescue a baby otter and take it back
to Imladris. As their relationship progresses, so does the growing of
Celon, the baby otter. One day Celon hears the call of one who would
take him back into the wild.

Legolas' Seat (671): erobey
URL: http://www.tawarwaith.com/LegolasSeat1.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: The story presents lots of sexual innuendo,
one scene of violence, and mentions same-sex romances.
Romance Partners: Legolas/Gandalf, (implied) Elladan/Glorfindel
A light-hearted case of misinterpretation on Sam's part causes serious
consequences for young Legolas. During the time preceding the Council
of Elrond.

MAGIC: The Password (451): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24417
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Thranduil has trouble remembering.Written for 'The Tolkien Tango'
challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group.

Here's To The King! (204): Jael
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=6775&SPOrdinal=1
Teen, Reason for Rating: Naughty words in Elvish describing vulgar acts
Romance Partners: N/A
A sweet, modest tale, in which Legolas deals with a difficult prisoner
in his father's dungeons and Thranduil gets a puppy. Warning for
vulgar language and themes, mostly in the Author's Notes

Orc Talk! (703): kitt_otter
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5844&cid=24648
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Legolas learns a new word and his older brother learns to be more prudent.

Frogdom (192): Neilia
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5618&cid=23643
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin's actual transformation into a tree frog occurs in this tale.
Then I went ahead and started writing another stand alone story about
the day of Pippin-frog.

The Right to Bear Arms (653): Pearl Took
URL: http://stories.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23042
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In Rivendell Boromir learns a lesson about warrior hobbits.

Rivendell International Airport (345): Primsong
URL: http://lotrscrapbook.bookloaf.net/stories/serpar/airport/index.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A humorous consideration of 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?

Bad Idea (610): StarLight9
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4313182/1/
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Legolas thinks that Gloin and Thranduil should meet. He is the only
one who cannot see what a bad idea this is.



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Gondor

Surprise Inspection (207): AmandaK
URL: http://lordoftherings.scribblesinink.com/surprise-inspection/
Teen, Reason for Rating: Possibly overrated, but set to Teen for
mention of nudity.
Romance Partners: N/A
Something is not right in the city of Osgiliath.

Courage (41): annmarwalk
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5888&cid=24868
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Amid the festivity of post-war Minas Tirith, Gimli faces a surprising
challenge to his own courage, and his trust in his companions.

One Summer Day (535): annmarwalk
URL: http://just-ann-now.livejournal.com/108042.html
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Inspired by "The Simpsons" episode "Twenty-five Short Stories About
Springfield", here are four ficlets-by-request flowing together into
one summery tale. Prompts included "Boromir gardening", "Boromir and
Faramir relaxing", "Prince Imrahil cooking" and "Mag up to something".

Best Three Falls, No Gouging (587): Brigantine
URL: http://brigantine1.livejournal.com/17310.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Implied m/m or m/m/f relations.
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir interrupts a bit of a brawl.

Thoughtful Company (16): EdorasLass
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4727&cid=21022
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Nanny overhears a conversation concerning dragons between young
Faramir and Mithrandir

The Vase that was Broken (417): Linda hoyland
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7407
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
A boisterous game that Aragorn and Eldarion play has dramatic
consequences.

Hide the Knives (485): Nieriel Raina
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5756&cid=24957
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Not all things spoken in the heat of the moment are truly what we
mean. Aragorn and Arwen seek each others forgiveness. Written for the
Tolkien Tango Prompt #9: Reconciliation.

Eldarion (510): Sivan Shemesh
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5925&SPOrdinal=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Eldarion is missing, and Elessar faces his greater fear, while the
Queen is away.

Thawing Lily (30): Soubrettina
URL: http://henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=4953
Mature, Reason for Rating: Sex (depicted but not graphic)
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
An 'alternative' courtship of Eowyn.

Fine Art for Future Generations (561): stefaniab
URL:
http://www.thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1938&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating: It's family-friendly fluff, with a bit of
satire thrown in.
Romance Partners: N/A
A trip to the museum with Eldarion and Elboron to expose them to fine
art causes Arwen to experience a peculiar flashback.

This story was part of the 2007 Yule Challenge at the Henneth-Annun
Yahoo Group, in which writers were asked to write stories surrounding
pieces of Tolkien Calendar art of varying quality.



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets

Eight Weeks (273): Dwimordene
URL: http://lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?sid=6642
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
Eight weeks, eight hundred words, and a lengthy contest of wills pits
Boromir against the combined forces of his father and brother. A
humorous drabble cycle.

Bears With Honey (243): Gandalfs apprentice
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5875&spordinal=6
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Some women just have special husbands...a little vignette about a
fanfic writer and Mrs. Beorn.

Sour Milk (521): Linda hoyland
URL:
http://www.thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1839&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
When the new King's expression turns the milk sour,the cats of Minas
Tirith decide that something must be done.


Giving Gifts (426): Marta
URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/41734.html
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Imrahil and Denethor, on creative gift-giving.

The Captain's New Clothes (421): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.freewebs.com/rakshathedemon99/newclothes.htm
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Captain Faramir learns how hard it is to refuse a gift, however
inappropriate, from a well-meaning relative. Definitely AU, and 500
words as counted by MS Word.

Care to Ride My Hot-Rod Fell Beast? (180): viv
URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3421
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Witch King of Angmar; Eowyn
Tell me if you've heard this one: A witch king, a furry hobbit, and a
girl-impersonating-a-soldier all walked onto a field....

The witch-king's take on the hard, cold world of dating.

Some Confusion in Accounts (276): viv
URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3701
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mature themes
Romance Partners: Galadriel, Celeborn
Modern-day reporter Susan continues her interviews of elves in
Valinor, this time questioning Galadriel herself. Apparently, there
was some confusion in Tolkien's various descriptions of elf behavior,
and Susan wants to get it right.



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Shire

Labour Pains (483): Aratlithiel
URL: http://www.lightindarkplaces.net/LabourPains.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Vague sexual innuendo
Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie
Sam picks the *worst* times to heal the Shire

Beggar's Night (15): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23764
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin and Merry introduce the Fellowship to a harvest-time tradition
observed by the Shirefolk. Written for the "Six Days of Spooky Challenge."

Pippin and the Incredible Shrinking Piglet (241): Cathleen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24853
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Pippin worries that Tulip will shrink after his mother's warning not
to put her in the bathtub with him.

Tulip's Tale (615): Cathleen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24241
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
While visiting Bag End, Pippin and Tulip want to hear a story but
Pippin does all of the talking!

Dirty Jobs (232): Pearl Took
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23568
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
What has happened to Paladin Took and his family that has caused his
only son, Pippin, to start doing odd jobs for hobbits who live around
Whitwell? He is doing a good job, but talk in the taverns and inns is
that the family is going broke.

Took Broth (543): Pearl Took
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23567
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Hobbits love to eat, but they can be distrustful of things they've
never had. As the new Mayor of the Shire, Sam isn't going to have any
choice about eating the Took Broth - no matter how it's made!



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Valar & Maiar

DISGUISE: Emissaries (56): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24775
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
As Darkness rises once again in Middle-earth, the Valar discuss a
mission for some of their People to undertake. Written for 'The
Tolkien Tango' challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group.

FAULT: The Doctor Is In (545): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24810
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Námo gets a little help in handling some of his more obstreperous
charges. Written for 'The Tolkien Tango' challenge at the Leaf and
Stone Yahoo Group

I Ain't Got Nobody (568): Ignoble Bard
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=339
Mature, Reason for Rating: slash, character death
Romance Partners: Glorfindel/Namo
Glorfindel can't seem to stay away from Mandos.

A Fair Trial (403): Maeve Riannon
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=87
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
At the end of the First Age, Sauron refused to submit to the judgement
of the Valar. But, whose fault was it? And was he really alone in his
decision? Maia humour.

Young Fëanáro Makes A Stone (77): Oshun
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=235
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Highly speculative account of how the Elessar gem might have been
fabricated. Contains Fëanor as a precocious apprentice and Aulë as his
wise and patient mentor/master.

Switch (562): Tena
URL: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/T/Tena/Switch.htm
Mature, Reason for Rating: Consensual sex described between mature
adult males
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Legolas
The Valar switch Legolas and Estel's bodies.

Msg# 9081

Check Ballot #1 - Longer Works Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 18:00:20 Topic ID# 9081
Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Longer Works


SubCategory Genres: Longer Works: General

The Work of Small Hands (352): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=303&index=1
Mature, Reason for Rating: violence, sexuality, character death,
mature and possibly frightening themes
Romance Partners: Eärwen/Finarfin
Valinor has been plunged into darkness, most of the Noldor have gone
into exile, and the Teleri grieve for those lost in the kinslaying.
The Valar have turned their backs on the remaining Noldor--left
without a king--and chaos rules the streets of Tirion. Can Eärwen, the
quiet wife of a third-born prince, find the courage and strength to
save her husband's people?

Wars of the Valar (3): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5486
Mature, Reason for Rating: Nongraphic depiction of torture, implied
rape (non-physical as these are non-corporeal beings) and general
violence associated with warfare
Romance Partners: Námo/Vairë; Manwë/Varda and the other Valar pairings
found in the Silmarillion
Before the Coming of the Children, before Arda was even created, the
Valar labored in wastes unmeasured and unexplored, and in ages
uncounted and forgotten while Melkor sought to dominate all to his own
desires and purposes. This is their story. Rated PG-13 at Stories of Arda.

The Blessing (511): Golden/Pearl Took CoAuthors
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5354
Teen, Reason for Rating: Medical descriptions, some sexuality implied
Romance Partners: N/A
Book based. Tolkien has Pippin suffering no permanent damage from the
troll falling on him - but what if he had? How would Pippin, Merry,
Frodo and Sam handle it? It is reasonable to think he might have
sustained such damage and this story will explore that possibility.
The idea for this story was Golden's, who is an Occupational
Therapist, and was written by Pearl Took, who sits at home and writes *L*.

A New Day (35): Oshun
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=107
Mature, Reason for Rating: Contains some adult material relating to a
romantic relationship between two men. Also, references violence,
not-explicitly described.
Romance Partners: Fingon/Maedhros
After Thangorodrim, Fingon and Maedhros resolve to heal the divisions
among the Noldor.

The King's Surgeon (90): SurgicalSteel
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1870
Mature, Reason for Rating: Medically graphic materal, occasional
violence, and occasional graphic sex.
Romance Partners: Halbarad/OFC
The life of a surgeon in Middle Earth, from her early days training in
Gondor, to a prolonged exile in Bree, to her return to Gondor and
service as King Elessar's surgeon. A bit of intrigue, a bit of
politics, some romance, and some medically graphic material as well.

Healing the Long Cleeve (133): TopazTook
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2401
Mature, Reason for Rating: Rating is for some sexual content in the
context of marriage, and some memories of wartime violence.
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond
Peregrin and Diamond Took learn to make a marriage and to lead a people.

Msg# 9082

Check Ballot #1 - Mystery Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 18:00:52 Topic ID# 9082
Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Mystery


SubCategory Genres: Mystery: General

Amara (236): Claudia
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=572
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir relates a haunting tale from his youth to Frodo.

The Citadel (732): Claudia
URL: http://www.mothtoaflame.com/springfic06/citadel.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Some violence, some severe angst, some
male/male sexual encounters
Romance Partners: Frodo/Faramir
An AU...and yet not. Frodo finds himself in a strange village without
knowing how he came to be there.

Fait Accompli (381): Ignoble Bard
URL: http://ignoblebard.livejournal.com/5652.html#cutid1
Mature, Reason for Rating: Scenes of psychological torture, bondage,
and non consentual sex. Mildly graphic descriptions.
Romance Partners: Legolas/?
Legolas finds himself the plaything of a mysterious and powerful being.

The Secret of the Wooden Wall (630): Lily
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5568
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
A corridor in Brandy Hall conceals some secret. Moved by impulse and
with the help of his son and cousins, Paladin works to discover what
lies hidden.

The Six-Fingered Glove Mystery (522): shirebound
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/waymeet/94202.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A puppy's unusual plaything sets Frodo and Sam's imaginations working
overtime. Written for the "Whodunnit?" Challenge on Livejournal: Each
author chooses from a list of story titles, and every story should
center around a mystery of some kind.

The Vault of the Dead (103): Soledad
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=911
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated for frightening mental images (mostly
of ghosts).
Romance Partners: Elladan/Boromir
Aragorn finally gets the sign he had waited for so long. But there are
other powers in Middle-earth who want justice to be done to someone
else first.


Dead Steward's Gift (572): stefaniab
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5660
Teen, Reason for Rating: The story does not have sex, violence, gore,
monsters, or truly horrifying events. However, it does have scenes
that are meant to scare--it's a mystery, after all.
Romance Partners: OMC/OFC, Faramir/Eowyn
When a stranger appears with a message from his deceased father,
Faramir, newly Steward to King Elessar, is plunged into a whirlwind of
mystery, hauntings, naughty kitties, deceit, and ghosts.

This mystery/comedy fills a Movieverse gap: did Denethor have his very
own palantir and if so, what happened to it? The tale also illustrates
some of Tolkien's themes in his essay "The Palantir" in "Unfinished
Tales."

"Dead Steward's Gift" was begun for the 2007 Halloween challenge at
the LOTR GEN fic Yahoo Group.

Msg# 9083

Check Ballot #1 - Non-Fiction Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 18:01:26 Topic ID# 9083
Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Non-Fiction


SubCategory Genres: Non-Fiction: General

Name Calling: Group Identity and the Other among First Age Elves
(322): Angelica
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/reference/references/namecalling.php
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Although the essay"Quendi and Eldar" (HoME XI) seems to deal mostly
with linguistic matters, it offers a wealth of information about the
way that the different Elvish groups saw each other and how they
related (yes, Elves could be pig-headed and prejudiced).

On Hobbits (457): Aratlithiel
URL: http://www.lightindarkplaces.net/EssayOnHobbits.htm
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Essay on Hobbits

The Myth of the One Ring's Power (532): Dreamflower
URL: http://dreamflower02.livejournal.com/286774.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Was the One Ring really as powerful as we've been led to believe? A
close observation of the events shows that perhaps it was not...

On Canon and Fanfic (123): Marta
URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/43648.html
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
What exactly qualifies as "A.U.?" Is it a negative term? Is any fanfic
really canon-consistent, or is it all alternate universe? In this
brief essay I attempt to define what precisely I mean when I use this
term, and along the way explore the relationship between canon and
fanfic in general. (Beta: annmarwalk)

Arvedui v. Pelendur (277): Roh Wyn
URL: http://roh-fics.livejournal.com/890.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
This essay is a brief exploration of possible inheritance laws in
Gondor and how these laws may have influenced Steward Pelendur's
decision to reject Arvedui's claim to the throne of Gondor.

Tolkien's Parish: The Canonical Middle-earth (91): Steuard Jensen
URL: http://tolkien.slimy.com/essays/TolkParish.html
General, Reason for Rating: It's an essay, not a story. (And not a
sexy essay!)
Romance Partners: N/A
With so many drafts and versions of Tolkien's tales now in print, does
it even make sense to ask what is "true" about Middle-earth? This
essay explores one approach to this issue, inspired by Tolkien's
stated belief that any good story must have "the inner consistency of
reality".



SubCategory: Genres: Non-Fiction: Character Studies

One Step More - The Heroism of Frodo Baggins (395): ConnieMarie
URL: http://www.guestroom.the-green-door.net/Connie/OneStepMore.htm
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
This is an essay which contrasts the macho, musclebound strength of
most action heroes with the gentle, inner strength of Frodo Baggins.

A Woman in Few Words: The Character of Nerdanel and Her Treatment in
Canon and Fandom (107): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/reference/references/nerdanel.php
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Nerdanel is mentioned a bare four times in The Silmarillion, yet she
remains a favorite in Silmarillion-based fiction. "A Woman in Few
Words" surveys the entirety of Tolkien's published canon to reveal all
that readers know about Nerdanel and to justify how she has come to be
the most popular female character in Silmarillion fan fiction.

The Importance of Being Bilbo (686): Dreamflower
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4201&cid=23156
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
An essay about the importance of Bilbo Baggins to the development of
The Lord of the Rings, and how The Hobbit influenced the latter story,
both externally and internally; as well as an argument for more
Bilbo-centric fic!

Galdor: An Elf By Any Other Name.... (475): Marta
URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/44599.html
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
...or, A Short Speculative History of a Certain Elven Emissary. An
attempt to construct a history for the emissary sent by Cirdan to the
Council of Havens from the hints sprinkled through canon, that also
functions as a case history in how to characterize minor characters.

Pride and Despair: A Defense of Ecthelion's Son (624): Marta
URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/tag/pride+and+despair+essay
Teen, Reason for Rating: deals with themes of despair, suicide, and
violence
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
Denethor is one of the most-criticized characters in Tolkien fandom.
Movie-inspired fanons have certainly not done him any favors, but he
is disliked and even hated by fans who had read the books long before
the movies came out. In this essay I attempt to address some of the
most common criticisms against him, and develop a biography of what
his life might have been like.

Aulë the Smith (530): Oshun
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/reference/characterofthemonth/aule.php
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
I write these monthly for the SWG, but I particularly enjoyed this
one. I usually include a disclaimer, where I insist that I really
didn't make this all up, but it is not intended to be a definitive
textual analysis. Because of the nature of this piece (a simple
summary for easy reference by users of the site, readers and writers
alike) exact citations are given for direct quotations only.

Msg# 9084

Check Ballot #1 - Poetry Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 18:01:59 Topic ID# 9084
Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Poetry


SubCategory Genres: Poetry: General

Elrond's Farewell (269): Armariel
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7166
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Elrond bids farewell to his daughter Arwen as he prepares to leave
Middle-earth.

I Married for Love (661): Ford of Bruinen
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=172&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Indis/Finwe
Indis reflects on her marriage after the death of Finwe

Philosophia to Philomythus and Misomythus (50): pandemonium_213
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=320&chapter=2
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Tolkien wrote "Mythopoeia" in response to C.S. Lewis' assertion that
myths were "lies...breathed through silver." "Philosophia to
Philomythus and Misomythus " offers this response: art and
myth-as-culture need not oppose knowledge and progress.

Yrch Song (564): Phyncke
URL: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/P/phyncke/YrchSong.htm
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The orcs march to battle at Pelennor Field in the Third Age War of the
Ring. This is what they might sing. A rhyming chanting song.

Temptation (416): Princess Artemis
URL: http://www.princessartemis.com/fiction/misc/tempt.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: References to violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
The thoughts of the One Ring as it passes from and through the hands
of many.



SubCategory: Genres: Poetry: Drama

Answers (458): Armariel
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3418&cid=14464
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
From the Blessed Realm, Frodo assures Sam of his love and happiness in
his new home.

The Bridge (429): Armariel
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3418&cid=12987
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam speaks of a dream/vision in which he visited Frodo in the Undying
Lands.

25 Rethe, S.R. 1422: The Three Travellers Remember (679): Dreamflower
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4203&cid=16625
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
An inverted dribble set, as Frodo's friends remember him on the
anniversary of the Ring's destruction...

Merry on the Pelennor Fields (720): Primsong
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4317&cid=17021
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry's experience at Pelennor, as those he has come to love all seem
swept away, and one who was like a father to him lies dying before him.

Call of the Dream (402): Queen Galadriel
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5899&cid=24933
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Inspired by Tolkien's "The Sea Bell." What other dreams haunted
Frodo's sleep?

Maglor's Song (398): Robinka
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=113
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A sonnet that reflects the fate of Maglor.

Galadriel Remembers (583): Savageseraph
URL: http://savageseraph.livejournal.com/33532.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Long after the Elves return to the Undying Lands, Galadriel remembers
the "loves and wars and rings" she left behind to return to the
Undying Lands.



SubCategory: Genres: Poetry: Hobbits

Shire (469): Aranel Took
URL: http://aranel-took.fancrone.net/other/tanka/shire.php
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The simplicity of the Shire.

The Gardener Speaks (428): Armariel
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3418&cid=12986
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam speaks his thoughts to a sleeping Frodo on their journey.

Bearer of the Ring (396): ConnieMarie
URL: http://www.guestroom.the-green-door.net/Connie/BeareroftheRing.htm
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
This poem is a lament for Frodo's suffering and sacrifice, and a
fervent wish for his healing in the West. It is written directly to Frodo.

By Ship or Grave (618): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3966&cid=24717
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie
Frodo contemplates the choice he faces.

The Ring That Sauron Forged (645): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5058&cid=24536
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A Tolkienesque nursery rhyme.



SubCategory: Genres: Poetry: Late Third Age

Rebirth (471): Aranel Took
URL: http://aranel-took.fancrone.net/other/tanka/isengard.php
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Renewal after the war.

Three Songs (301): Lindelea
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3065&cid=24210
General, Reason for Rating: implied violence, but no worse than the
wolf eating Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother.
Romance Partners: N/A
Three songs, each sung in the depths of a dark night. Written for one
of Marigold's Challenges, based on the starter: Lotho was probably
still alive when the Travellers reached the Gate at the Bridge. What
did he think about their return? Was his body ever found?

Weathertop (597): Primsong
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5911
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A set of six poems examining the events in the dell under Weathertop
and the immediate consequences of them. Beginning with a scene-setting
then following primarily from Frodo's POV, and hence slightly dark
emotively.

The Search (501): rhyselle
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5838&cid=24733
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
This was written for the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group's The Tolkien
Tango Prompt #12: WANDERING. When I first saw the prompt, the first
thing that popped into my head was the map of Middle-earth as seen in
the film... and then I seemed to see, in my imagination, little
footprints wandering about between Mordor and the misty mountains,
crossing the Dead Marshes, heading north and west... And this is what
Gollum had to say.

Boromir at the Bat (632): White Gull
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5047&cid=23426
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Classic Americana with a Middle-Earth twist.

Msg# 9085

Check Ballot #1 - Romance Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 18:02:33 Topic ID# 9085
Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Romance


SubCategory Genres: Romance: General

Coming Home to Crickhollow (445): calanthe11
URL: http://journeysend.luminousbeings.net/Journey_Crickhollow.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: slash, semi-explicit descriptions of gay
sex, mature themes (violence in war, psychological impact of war)
Romance Partners: Pippin Took/Merry Brandybock
A "coming home"-story of Pippin and Merry which explores how their
friendship is changed by their experiences of war and service for
Rohan and Gondor.

"Well here we are, just the four of us that started out together,"
said Merry. "We have left all the rest behind, one after another. It
seems almost like a dream that has slowly faded." There are memories
which cannot be left behind, dreams which will not fade.

Cinnamon and Chocolate (264): Cuthalion
URL: http://www.west-of-the-moon.net/servlet/ReadGenStory?storyID=465
Mature, Reason for Rating: Explicit, erotic content
Romance Partners: OFC/ Frodo Baggins
This is the tale about the blessings of spice, pastry baking and love,
set in the timeline of the epic "Before I go to sleep"-universe. When
Lily Proudfoot passes Bag End after a long forenoon without breakfast,
a heavenly scent lures her over the doorstep, followed by a delicious
meal, some shameless fluff and the generous misuse of icing...

As Close As (88): Dana
URL: http://the-danamark.livejournal.com/206673.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Married hobbits, het
Romance Partners: Merry Brandybuck/Estella Bolger Brandybuck
After their arranged marriage, Merry and Estella get to know one
another all over again.

Midnight (18): EdorasLass
URL: http://edoraslass.livejournal.com/73178.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Two men asleep, no sexual activity
Romance Partners: Theodred/Boromir
Theodred watches Boromir sleeping

And Whisper You to This Earth (151): Lady Elina
URL: http://lady-elina.livejournal.com/142172.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Non-graphic sexual content.
Romance Partners: Erestor/Halbarad
Halbarad accompanies Erestor on an expedition to the lost city of
Fornost, and along the way an unexpected connection develops between
the Man and the Elf.

Miquan Melave (319): Marta
URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/44328.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: explicit (but not graphic) m/m erotic
content; discussion of prostitution; language; (canonical) character
death; angst
Romance Partners: Boromir/Théodred
Boromir and Théodred discuss the nature of love - specifically, the
possibility of love between two men. Slash.

Rose, Rose, Rose (619): White Gull
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3818135/1/Rose_Rose_Rose
Mature, Reason for Rating: Sexual situations
Romance Partners: Frodo/Rosie, sort of
A not-so-typical day in the life of Rose Gamgee.



SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Drabbles

Call of the Wild (94): annmarwalk
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/483017.html#cutid1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: Morwen of Lossarnach and Thengel
It's love at first sight for a headstrong maiden of Gondor and a
valiant prince of Rohan.

Loving a Book Lover (721): Avon
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=808&cid=12352
Teen, Reason for Rating: It could imply something of a sexual nature -
so to be safe I chose T
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
Faramir discovers that there can be things more absorbing than books.

Men of the Twilight (209): Elena Tiriel
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7185&spordinal=1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Faramir first glimpses Éowyn in the gardens of the Houses of Healing.

Bibliophile (370): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3633
Teen, Reason for Rating: Romantic kissing between a married couple.
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Éowyn is reading about a tragedy of the First Age, until her husband
provides a more pleasurable pastime.

Taking Roots (367): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2684
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
Galadriel plants the first Mallorn tree.

Home is where the heart is (505): Linda hoyland
URL: http://lindahoyland.livejournal.com/80544.html?nc=21
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Arwen learns that the heart makes its own rules about the comforts of home

My Precious (14): SheBit
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/424277.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Grima/Eowyn
A glimpse inside the head of a hated man.



SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Elven Lands

Coming Home (233): brindlemom2
URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3642
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Elrond/Celebrian
Separations can make or break a relationship. You have to want it a
lot and work hard to be successful in the face of great upheavals.

The Dance (128): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=291
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Nerdanel/Fëanor
Nerdanel and Fëanor attend their first dance and discover their love
for each other.

Not Yet (712): erobey
URL: http://www.tawarwaith.com/NotYet.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Contains suggestions of romance between
same-sex partners.
Romance Partners: Glorfindel/Legolas
Tolkien tells us there were two elves named Legolas and both lived as
contemporaries of Glorfindel of Gondolin, along with one Galdor, Lord
of the House of the Tree. Eventually, the trio ended up in Imladris at
the Council of Elrond. Legolas of Gondolin was famed for his
exceptional night vision and his part in helping the escape of Tuor,
Idril, Eärendil and the refugees of Gondolin as Melkor's forces burned
the city and slaughtered her people. Not much said other than that.
Legolas of Mirkwood was called the eyes and ears of the fellowship.
This little fic plays with these ideas. It is fanfiction, so please
forgive the liberties taken.

Arwen in the Afternoon (244): Gandalfs apprentice
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=407
Mature, Reason for Rating: Group sex, slash--not explicit
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen, Aragorn/Halbarad
Halbarad is torn between his duty and his desire. Even worse, he has
to pay a visit to Rivendell, where some interesting things happen.
Attention: Slash. AU/non-canon on sex among Elves. Group sex--you are
warned. Both humorous and serious.

A Perfect World (248): mistycracraft
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3687331/1/A_Perfect_World
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Aragorn imagines his perfect world with the one he loves.

A Harmony In Autumn (49): Oshun
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=267
Mature, Reason for Rating: Contains mature subject matter related to
romantic relationship between two men.
Romance Partners: Glorfindel/Ecthelion
A tale of belatedly requited love, containing humor, political
differences among the Noldor, and family relationships, set in the
period immediately preceding the foundation of the city of Gondolin.

Early Winter at Himring Hill (79): Oshun
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=210
Teen, Reason for Rating: Implication of a relationship between two men.
Romance Partners: N/A
Fingon visits Maedhros at Himring Hill, after the Dagor Aglareb during
the watchful peace of the Siege of Angband. (If you are looking for
tragedy or angst you will not find it here.)



In Dreams (609): Phyncke
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/silwritersguild/122974.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Slash implied and romantic inference.
Romance Partners: Glorfindel/Fingolfin Elrond/Erestor
Sometimes the Valar know what is best and two old friends find love.
Set in Valinor after the War of the Ring, Glorfindel and Fingolfin
meet in a most unusual way. Elrond and Erestor's relationship changes
in the serenity of the Undying Lands and a mischevious Vala may be
responsible for this all.



SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Gondor

One Equal Temper of Heroic Hearts (334): Gwynnyd
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=6176
Mature, Reason for Rating: Adult relationships - sex scene within marriage
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Aragorn wrestles with some of the problems that come with age, and
some that don't.

A Dream Come True (162): Lady Bluejay
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5507&cid=23068
Teen, Reason for Rating: References to prostitution.
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
Tapping a barrel of strong drink in Cormallen can have serious
consequences. An Éomer /Éothain/Lothíriel one-shot.

Waterloo (158): Lady Bluejay
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5733
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
No one who had endured the Siege of Minas Tirith or lived through the
Battle of the Pelennor Fields emerged unscathed. Either in mind or
body, all were affected in some way. Lothíriel only played a small
part but her experiences changed her life for ever.

A two part story – tightly woven around the canon. Angst, with a
sprinkling of romance and a smidgeon of humour.


A Maid Waiting (691): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5664
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen; Faramir/Eowyn; Ivormil/Systerien (OCs)
Some who came to Minas Tirith did so in hopes of pursuing a larger
ambition. For Systerien of Celebstrand in Dor-en-Ernil and Ivormil of
Bidwell in Lossarnach, to find themselves in the presence of the King
Returned served to put those ambitions into perspective.

A sequel to "Vocabulary Lessons" in "Moments in Time."

Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair (405): Marta
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7266
Mature, Reason for Rating: implication of m/m relationship; explicit
m/f erotic content
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Denethor, Denethor/Finduilas
Five moments in the lives of Denethor and Aragorn, inspired by the
five elements of classical Greek philosophy.

Arwen (359): Neoinean
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4260032/1/
Mature, Reason for Rating: Thinly veiled references to adult situations.
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
It always amazed her that he could say so much, simply by saying her name.

(Note: This story was originally written for the July 2007 Teitho
Contest under the pen name Beth.)



Summer's Lease (650): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4041
Teen, Reason for Rating: slight implication of sexual history between
husband and wife.
Romance Partners: N/A
A bit of summer fun in 600 words, just the thing to break up one's
gardening labors. Set up a glass of cold lemonade or iced tea, and
enjoy the scenery in the gardens of the Prince of Ithilien...

(originally written for the "Summer in Ithilien" FaramirFics LJ
Community Challenge)

Wonderful Tonight (320): Violin Ghost
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5880
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
It's just an ordinary night of festivity for Faramir and Éowyn-- and
yet Faramir finds himself reflecting on his beautiful wife, with whom
he is falling in love all over again. Romance, complete in four chapters.



SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets

Rich and Fair (548): annmarwalk
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/371132.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: male/male sexual intimacy, not graphic
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Boromir
No matter what has passed before, what they share now is new and fresh
and rare.

The Wedding Gift (40): annmarwalk
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5671&cid=23911
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: Gloín/OFC
Gloín crafts a gift in secret for his bride.

Diamonds For Forever I, II & III (515): Elen Kortirion
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/429322.html#cutid1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
The Bride's Jewels, an ancient suite of mithril and diamonds,
traditionally gifted from each Steward to his wife, are finally given
to Arwen.

The Turning Wheel (517): Elen Kortirion
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/463742.html#cutid1
Teen, Reason for Rating: non-explicit slash
Romance Partners: Boromir/Theodred, Aragorn/Boromir
It is the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, and in the
house of Lord Elrond two men cannot sleep.

Wife of the Thain (513): LA Knight
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4276612/1/Wife_of_the_Thain
Teen, Reason for Rating: I would actually leave it as G-rated, except
there are glossed references to suicide and self-harm.
Romance Partners: Isumbras Took/Fairy Wife
"It was often said in other families that long ago one of the Took
ancestors must have taken a fairy wife. That was, of course, absurd,
BUT...." - The Hobbit, Chapter One, Page 2

... but what if it were true? A series of drabbles exploring how that
sort of thing would have occurred.

Leather (297): Marta
URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/43914.html#cutid1
Teen, Reason for Rating: mild erotic content; angst
Romance Partners: Boromir/Theodred
Sometimes, a sensation as simple as touch can have a powerful effect.
Four drabbles about Boromir and Theodred. (Beta: annmarwalk)

The Blessing of the Waters (61): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4039
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mention of family sorrows and separation.
Romance Partners: Elrond/Celebrian
Elrond has known much sorrow in his long life. Can the contentment he
has found as a husband and father truly last? Elrond and Celebrían
enjoy an evening interlude by the Bruinen.

Celevon a Mallen (279): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/118877.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Implied sexual content
Romance Partners: N/A
A series of moments across the ages between Celeborn and Galadriel.

Handy With A Sword (437): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/120835.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mild sexual innuendo and mock violence
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Éowyn issues a challenge to Faramir....

Gently Held (6): viv
URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3749
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Arwen, Aragorn
Question: Why do you love him? And Arwen answers.

Msg# 9086

Check Ballot #1 - Cross-Cultural Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 18:03:06 Topic ID# 9086
Check Ballots for Main Category: Races: Cross-Cultural


SubCategory Races: Cross-Cultural: General

The Haradric Whore and Her Son (124): annmarwalk/EdorasLass CoAuthors
URL: http://just-ann-now.livejournal.com/104821.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Contains implied historical rape and murder
told from third party's present-day POV, male and female prostitution,
two fairly explicit instances of male sexual intimacy (the same scene
from two points of view), portrayal of younger man kept in comfort by
Boromir
Romance Partners: Boromir/OMC
A Haradric woman and her son struggle for survival in the White City.
When the young man catches Boromir's eye, life becomes both simpler
and more complicated for all involved.


A Moment in the Morning in Bree (731): Budgielover
URL: http://budgielover.livejournal.com/52077.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A gentle story set before the forming of the Fellowship; the 'getting
to know you' period during which strangers become friends. A Moment in
the Morning in Bree, in which the hobbits observe a very strange habit
of Men.

On Far Fields (106): Dwimordene
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3568
Teen, Reason for Rating: Story contains themes and references to adult
sexuality that parents may not wish children to read, regardless of
childrens' level of comprehension.
Romance Partners: m/m
They fought for Sauron, died for folly, but above all, they stood for
honor. The enemy dead of Pelennor field get their elegy, and Andrahar
of Dol Amroth faces an array of private demons. Story in the
"Best-loved Sons" cycle. Reads best with knowledge of "Discovery," by
Isabeau of Greenlea.

Silver Blossoms Blown (646): Ignoble Bard
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=324&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating: No objectionable content.
Romance Partners: N/A
Varda meets the Elves for the first time.

Feet That Wander (576): Linaewen
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=5223
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Tom Bombadil sets a lost and wandering stranger upon the right path to
his destination. This tale was originally entered as a submission in
HASA's "Tales Unheard" challenge.

Dorwinion Wine (663): Lindelea
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3065&cid=11875
General, Reason for Rating: implied hangover
Romance Partners: N/A
Written for the hobbit_ficathon "Rivendell" challenge. A minstrel of
Rivendell acquaints a visitor from Lothlorien with a very special
house-guest.

Yule Tails (303): Pearl Took
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=24064
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Horses and ponies are important in Middle-earth - especially to a
certain two youngsters. Little looks into a few Yule tides in the
lives of Pippin Took and Faramir of Gondor. This was written for Holly
as part of a Yule exchange at the LOTR_Community_GFIC group.

Sing My Worth Immortal (168): Perelleth
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5511
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Cultural exchange about the secret history of beer making, between
certain elven lady and a puzzled dwarf . Imladris, third age.

Worlds Within Worlds (237): Rubynye
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=900
Teen, Reason for Rating: Sex is clearly implied, even though the only
contact within the story is one character sleeping with his head on
another's lap and later a kiss.
Romance Partners: Halbarad, Frodo Baggins
On a misty morning, Halbarad reflects upon the Shire and its people.



SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Elves and Men

And so our friendship began... (281): Amarok
URL: http://naiceanilme.com/viewstory.php?sid=1245&chapter=1
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some violence, but nothing graphic
Romance Partners: N/A
An elf is held captive by a group of humans, Strider among them...

The Legend of the Grey Riders (176): Jay of Lasgalen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5820&cid=24559
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Edoras,10th August 3019: After the funeral of Théoden, Elladan and
Elrohir learn of an ancient legend to which they hold the key. But
perhaps some mysteries best left unsolved?

To Give Hope (456): peredhil lover
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3435566/1/To_Give_Hope
Teen, Reason for Rating: Themes involving death.
Romance Partners: N/A
To give hope to her people, a young widow must face many changes and
learn to relinquish her greatest treasure. Gilraen, Elrond, the twins,
young Aragorn, Glorfindel.


A Little Misunderstanding (275): Radbooks
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5779
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Two years after Aragorn and Gilraen are taken to Imladris, Elladan and
Elrohir return to the village of Dolomar where they have an encounter
with a young Halbarad, who is both frightened and suspicious of the
two elves.

At the Last Minute (544): rhyselle
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5706&cid=24074
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Written as a challenge fic for a friend who spent the 2007 holidays in
hospital, write a Yule story featuring Legolas, Aragorn and
Glorfindel. Must contain a naked elf. In Aragorn's 49th year, grieving
at the death of his mother, he returns to Imladris at Yule, expecting
to find the Last Homely House celebrating the holiday as it had been
when he was young. But, when not in the company of mortals, Elves
don't celebrate Yule... or do they?

Not One of Us (542): StarLight9
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3628435/1/Not_One_of_Us
Teen, Reason for Rating: some descriptions of injuries
Romance Partners: N/A
King Elessar tells his eight-year-old son a story of his childhood.
Little Estel enters a skills competition for elven children, faces
contempt and disdain, and fights to prove his worth. At the end
Eldarion learns a valuable lesson.

First Name Terms (311): The Lady of Light
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3264939/1/First_Name_Terms
Teen, Reason for Rating: For orc violence and the tending of injuries
inflicted by an arrow.
Romance Partners: N/A
Injured in a fog ridden ravine near Lothlórien, Aragorn struggles to
win the confidence of a Galadhrim patrol—particularly that of their
mocking commander whose little fondness for humans rears when they
offer him reluctant succor.

Seas of Fate (487): Thundera Tiger
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=2889&SPOrdinal=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A bit of advice on life, fate, and the sea from one old soldier to
another. Features Legolas and Imrahil.



SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Fixed-Length Ficlets

There and Back (89): Dana
URL: http://the-danamark.livejournal.com/197042.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On the way to the Black Gate, and after.

Light of the Westering Sun (126): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=280
Teen, Reason for Rating: mild sexuality
Romance Partners: Haleth/Caranthir
The non-canon pairing of Haleth and Caranthir remains a favorite for
the exploration of interracial romance upon Arda. This series of
double drabbles is about the life of Haleth and how it touched,
briefly and in love, upon that of Caranthir.

Another Prometheus (85): Gandalfs apprentice
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=128
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
There's more than one way to see Feanor's rebellion. A scholar of the
Fourth Age interprets his story.

A Meeting in the Tower Hills (374): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2901
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The first encounter between the Númenóreans and the Men of Middle-earth.

A Large Bold Hand (10): Jay of Lasgalen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1712&cid=24219
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
`[Ori] could write well and speedily, and often used the Elvish
characters' – Gimli, in `The Bridge Of Khazad-Dûm'.

An explanation of how Ori came to know Elvish writing.

Epiphany (293): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5058&cid=24551
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: n/a
Little brothers do grow up; and when they are of a different race need
to be recognized at last for their maturity.

A true drabble.


Where the Sky Kisses the Horizon, There My Dreams Lie (689): Lindelea
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=371&cid=14473
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Comfort is needed for a desperately wounded Frodo.

Lost Love (271): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/118543.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Imrazór the Númenórean/Mithrellas
What did Imrazór the Númenórean and the Elven-lady Mithrellas feel
about their brief marriage and parting? A drabble from each side.

Star-songs of the Eorlingas (291): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/119546.html#cutid1
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some mentions of battle and death.
Romance Partners: N/A
Éowyn shares the star myths of her own people with her husband.



SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Friendship

A Cat in King Elessar's Court (66): agape4gondor
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5747
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
A royal descendant of Beruthiel's cats spends time with us,
reminiscing about life in Minas Tirith once a certain Hobbit arrives.
The scribe should not be held accountable for anything the Cat says!

A White Coverlet to Cool a Hobbit's Toes (73): Claudia
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=812
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After the quest, Frodo observes snow on the top of the mountain. He
remembers Caradhras and wants to experience it under better circumstances.

And all was made ready (427): Dreamflower
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5895
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In which we see Aragorn's coronation, from a hobbit's eye view...

Good King Elessar (2): Dreamflower
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/hobbit_holidays/47573.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Young Frodo Gamgee is serving as a page to King Elessar, while the
King is holding court in his northern capital. A visit to the King's
nearby hunting lodge turns into quite an adventure. Resemblance to a
certain well-known holiday song is entirely intentional.

In Good Company (20): foxrafer (csevans8)
URL: http://foxyfics.livejournal.com/9478.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A summer day filled with nice surprises, a pleasant walk in the
country, and reconnecting with old friends.

A Friend's Hug (142): Golden
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5605&cid=23595
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin and Arwen become friends, but the start is not easy.

Heart of the Wood (60): Kenaz
URL: http://kenazfiction.livejournal.com/70776.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Non-graphic and implied slash.
Romance Partners: Beleg, Túrin
"...And Beleg and Túrin were companions in every peril, and walked far
and wide in the wild woods together." Six vignettes of Beleg and
Túrin, on the marches of Doriath and beyond.


Jewels of Light (394): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3966&cid=23158
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Dwarf and Elf come to further appreciate one another as they observe
the rest of the Fellowship within Lothlorien.

A Dainty Dish (722): Linda hoyland
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5875
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry and Pippin are disappointed to find their favourite food is not
on the menu when they visit Aragorn in Gondor.

Shelter From the Storm (315): SlightlyTookish
URL: http://slightlytookish.livejournal.com/245316.html
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
On Caradhras, Boromir finds a way to protect the hobbits from the
storm, and manages to ease their fears in the process.



SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Frodo and Faramir

Labour of Love (733): Aprilkat
URL: http://bottomsupfrodo.livejournal.com/15517.html#cutid1
Teen, Reason for Rating: MPreg, slash, menacing ruffians, graphic
ob/gyn, Renaissance hobbit-cursing
Romance Partners: Frodo/Faramir
Frodo is going to have Faramir's baby. Aragorn is in charge of his
ob/gyn exams; Frodo falls into the hands of ruffians, and Faramir
finds how feisty a hobbit can be in labour.

Many Branches (420): Baranduin
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=461&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Just as Faramir promised, one afternoon he and Frodo sit on the wall
of Minas Tirith and get to know each other a little better.

Sun (223): Claudia
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=727
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo and Faramir discuss the rubble that was Minas Tirith after the
quest.

Of First Impressions and Old Friends (146): Dreamflower
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1789&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo and Faramir consider absent friends after they meet in Ithilien.

Concerning Walls (112): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3966&cid=23573
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir meets the Ringbearer upon the walls of the city; they consider
the nature of walls, and Faramir hopefully sees one final one breached.


Put Aside Your Doubt (187): sophinisba solis
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1782
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some dark themes, creepy imagery.
Romance Partners: N/A
At Henneth Annûn, Frodo wonders whether he should trust a man who
reminds him so much of Boromir.



SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Post-Ring War

A Great Cause for Concern (682): Alassante
URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3794
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas arrives in the Undying Lands with an unexpected companion and
has some explaining to do.


The Onion Riddle (13): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/warn.asp?sid=5643&CID=23874
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated for sexual innuendo (in the context of
a riddle) and oblique reference to homosexuality.
Romance Partners: N/A
After the end of the War, a party of dwarves travels from Aglarond to
search for iron ore in Ithilien. Captain Beregond is honored to lead
their escort, but he finds that he still has much to learn about this
secretive people.

Parting Gifts (452): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5627&cid=23685
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: n/a
Two friends say good-bye, but not before imparting gifts to one
another. Character death.

The Misty Month (454): Le Rouret
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2837&cid=10981
Teen, Reason for Rating: "The Misty Month" describes labor and
childbirth rather graphically, and at one point in the story, Legolas
and Eowyn have a discussion about virginity.
Romance Partners: Faramir, Eowyn
Legolas earned the nickname "The Midwife of Gondor" during his reign
as the Green Knight, Lord Legolas of Dol Galenehtar. After a deadly
attack in the woods of Anorien, a pregnant Eowyn discovers why.

Dance of the Deer and Mûmak (559): Nieriel Raina
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3788992/1/Dance_of_the_Deer_and_M_mak
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"By all that is stone, how did he talk me into this, a dwarf at an
elvish merry making?" Gimli visits Eryn Lasgalen after the War of the
Ring. Written for the ME Express Prompt 82: Music.

Frodo's Pointed Ears (729): sophinisba solis
URL: http://sophinisba.livejournal.com/34611.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Implied sexual and romantic relationships
(same-sex and het)
Romance Partners: Frodo/Faramir, Frodo/Aragorn, Aragorn/Arwen
In post-quest Minas Tirith, Aragorn treats Frodo for an ear infection.

Msg# 9087

Check Ballot #1 - Dwarves Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 18:03:38 Topic ID# 9087
Check Ballots for Main Category: Races: Dwarves


SubCategory Races: Dwarves: General

Trading Pledges (339): Adaneth
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7253
Teen, Reason for Rating: Romantic kissing and some beard-rending
(whether that's violence or passion is for the reader to decide ; ) ).
Romance Partners: m/f original character Dwarves
Courtship negotiations are always tricky, but in a time of war? A
dwarf-woman makes her choice.

Of Old It Was Not Darksome (70): EdorasLass
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4852&cid=19428
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Gimli and other dwarves return to Moria to honour their dead.
Bookverse with a sprinkling of movie.

The Dwarves Treasure (312): eiranae
URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3689&chap=1
Teen, Reason for Rating: My story discusses war and death. I thought
it would be too violent for a general audience.
Romance Partners: m/f
The animosity between the Dwarves and the elves is well known. What
happens then when a tiny orphan Elf is found outside of the Lonely
Mountain? Will the two groups be reconciled, or will the Dwarves'
treasure be stolen once again?


Tonight We Are Alive (504): Eyborg
URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3572
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some adult stuff; implying future character death
Romance Partners: Kíli/OFC
Kíli the dwarf and his wife Embla spend a last night together before
Kíli goes on the journey to the Lonely Mountain with Thorin and his
other companions, from where Thorin, Fíli and Kíli himself do not
return alive.

As Was Dwarven Tradition (553): Nieriel Raina
URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5756&cid=25007
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Gimli celebrates his two hundredth birthday, one of the most important
days of a dwarf's life. But someone is missing.

Written for the TTT prompt #11: Birthday.



Bombur's Diet (677): Primsong
URL: http://lotrscrapbook.bookloaf.net/stories/serial/bombur/index.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Bombur is getting just a bit too wide for comfort, perhaps Bifur and
Bofur can help, with a little guidance from their visiting Hobbit.
This is a companion piece to my 'Stone of Erebor' and as such is also
set at the Lonely Mountain during Bilbo's post-Birthday Party visit
before he settled in Rivendell, just a bit of fun with Dwarves. Enjoy.



SubCategory: Races: Dwarves: Drabbles

Hammer (468): Aranel Took
URL: http://aranel-took.fancrone.net/other/drabbles/hammer.php
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mild sexual innuendo.
Romance Partners: Glóin/OFC
Dwarven pick-up lines!

Home (533): Aranel Took
URL: http://aranel-took.fancrone.net/other/drabbles/home.php
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Gimli contemplates home and family.

Sunset Gates (342): Ignoble Bard
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=6433
General, Reason for Rating: NA
Romance Partners: NA
Gimli makes his last journey. Written for a request for LOTR
characters in modern times.

O Kheled-zâram fair and wonderful! (354): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3880
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Durin VI/f
In the heydays of Khazad-dûm, the Mirrormere must have been a deeply
romantic spot for lovers...

Dreamscape (442): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/49714.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After the Battle of the Five Armies, Gimli joins his father in Erebor
and helps explore the halls of the Lonely Mountain.

Msg# 9088

Check Ballot #1 - Elves Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 18:04:17 Topic ID# 9088
Check Ballots for Main Category: Races: Elves


SubCategory Races: Elves: General

Healing (419): Bodkin
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1833
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
During the early days of Celeborn's eventual arrival in the Blessed
Realm, he and Galadriel talk of his final years in Middle Earth.

The Ghost in the Garden (272): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=252
Mature, Reason for Rating: sexuality, adult themes dealing with death
and afterlife
Romance Partners: Galadriel/Celeborn
A frightening experience one night in Doriath leads Galadriel to
consider the irreconcilable differences between Sindar and Noldor.

Out of the Blue (205): Jael
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7167&SPOrdinal=1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
A sequel to Not Fade Away. A clueless CPS worker investigates the
complaint of a child being raised by 'crazy cultists.'
Misapprehensions abound as we get a peek into the home life of the
mysterious, reclusive 'Aaron Rivers' and his son.

Wayward Sons (408): Jael
URL: http://www.lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?sid=11074
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mild language. A few adult references.
Romance Partners: N/A
" Have you ever had a moment when all seemed lost to despair . . .?"
In the Fourth Age, Thranduil Oropherion, his family dead and his son
sailed, faces the impending darkness. Drama/Angst. Thranduil, Galion,
Other Canon Characters and OCs. Rated PG.

Footsteps in Time (76): Keiliss
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=278
Teen, Reason for Rating: Implied sex between a married couple,
reference to violence and canon character deaths. Nothing graphic.
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
After meeting and finally marrying in Doriath, Celeborn and Galadriel
journey south under orders from Elu Thingol to create a new settlement
in Taur-im-Duinath.

To Be A King (252): Keiliss
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=144
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Six months after being crowned High King, Gil-galad searches for a
personal style of kingship and ways to unite the various elven
factions against the Enemy.

Risk Assessment (665): pandemonium_213
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=157&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Noldorin journeymen and masters of the Gwaith-i-Mírdain discuss the
secrets of lembas with a Sindarin apprentice of the devotees to Yavanna.

Written in response to the Silmarillion Writers' Guild Lembas challenge.

Blue (563): red lasbelin
URL: http://red.fluffydragon.co.uk/fics/blue.html
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Glorfindel's reflections and thoughts the day he became Lord of the
Golden Flower.

Even Legends Fade (555): Star In Ruin
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4118060/1/Even_Legends_Fade
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Arwen/Aragorn
POV: Guard of the Citidal. Aragorn's burial, and the attendance of two
very familiar Elves.



SubCategory: Races: Elves: Drabbles

Unwilling (64): Elena Tiriel
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7350&spordinal=1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
An Avari contemplates the vast changes wrought in Middle-earth during
the Dominion of Men.

A Race, To Be Like Me (375): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3794
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Fëanor contemplates the reactions to his Oath.

Forsaken (369): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3602
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Finrod remembers.

Blood and Iron (122): Ribby
URL: http://ribby.livejournal.com/104567.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
With blood and with fire the sword was remade, in hopes that the world
would not be so.

House of Ransom (657): Robinka
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=105&chapter=3
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Beleg on his way to resque his friend Túrin. A drabble written in
response to the OSA drabble challenge: Good guy.

The Sky Is Over (83): Robinka
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=298
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A glimpse at Finrod Felagund as he ponders his future after his talk
with Galadriel.

A drabble submitted for the challenge issued at the Silmarillion
Writers' Guild archive: "Within the Pages of Lore". The challenge was
to write a story based on a randomly picked quote from "The Silmarillion".

The Lowest Circle (449): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/96817.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Implied violence and torture.
Romance Partners: N/A
What was it like for the Elves, who were captured by Morgoth and
slowly corrupted over the years into Orcs?

The War of Wrath (120): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/116173.html?nc=4
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A true drabble - and poem! - about Ingwion, son of Ingwë, the leader
of the Vanyar who fought in the War of Wrath against Morgoth at the
end of the First Age.



SubCategory: Races: Elves: Family

Shadows (698): Bodkin
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5673
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Legolas pays a visit a special place on his return to the devastated
Greenwood, a place where ghosts of his childhood lingered still.

Essecarmë (247): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=325
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Curufin, the fifth son of Fëanor, is said to have been his father's
favorite. Why did Maedhros get passed over for this honor? This story
looks at Eldarin naming traditions and the family dramas they create.

Elflings (348): Jael
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=6927
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated Teen for adult concepts and sexual
innuendo.
Romance Partners: N/A
Boys will be boys, even when they're elves. A childish prank costs
Oropher more than Thranduil will ever guess. Thranduil; Galion;
Oropher; Original Characters. Humor, rated PG-13 for adult innuendo.


The Librarian (700): Jay of Lasgalen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5809&cid=24469
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Sometimes Thranduil finds it hard to bring up a lively, imaginative
child on his own. Sometimes he needs just a little help - or does he?

And Then There Was Cake, or Begetting Day Horrors (540): Klose
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=254
Teen, Reason for Rating: The story contains some sexual
humour/innuendo and possibly offensive language (but no real 'swear'
words) - nothing too explicit or risque though, I should think.
Romance Partners: N/A
A little ficlet in which Maedhros muses on the frivolous affair that
is the Begetting Day Celebration. Features pile-ups, embarassing
relatives, and of course - cake.

The Water's Song (707): Nieriel Raina
URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5752&cid=24357
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
A elven family spends a day in the wood, but something happens that is
unexpected and never forgotten.



SubCategory: Races: Elves: House of Elrond

Comfort (161): Bodkin
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5739
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Elladan attempts to cheer his brother up after his return from a
difficult patrol.

Silver Rain (589): Empy
URL: http://empy.livejournal.com/296653.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Implied relationship between two consenting
adult males.
Romance Partners: Elladan/Haldir
In the grief that comes with the waning of the Golden Wood after the
War of the Ring, some joy may yet be found.

Spaces in the Heart (251): Keiliss
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=140&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Glorfindel's arrival in Mithlond shortly before the war in Eregion,
and his first meeting with Idril's grandson.

Star's End (283): Keiliss
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tripledogdare/9586.html#cutid1
Mature, Reason for Rating: Character death.
Romance Partners: N/A
Maglor meets Arwen on the road to Lorien after Aragorn's death.

My Shining Stars (371): Oshun
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7215
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Elrond stands on the deck of the ship carrying him to Aman writing
notes in a journal.

The Littlest Warrior (552): RavensWing14337
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4124310/1/The_Littlest_Warrior
Teen, Reason for Rating: The villian in my story can inflict
disfiguring injuries with the touch of his hand. Prolonged contact
with villian results in death.
Romance Partners: N/A
Saruman has created an evil power that feeds on the life force of its
victims leaving behind a withered lifeless shell. His purpose is to
find Isildur's heir and rid Sauron of his biggest threat. The entity's
true form can be "sensed" by those who possess true innocence,
animals, the very young and the truly ancient. Can this threat to
Estel be stopped? Or will the hope of mankind be lost to the darkness?



SubCategory: Races: Elves: House of Finwe

A Smile (321): Aria
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=308
Teen, Reason for Rating: Given teen rating due to the fact that it
talks of family members disinheriting each other from a first person
point of view.
Romance Partners: N/A
"Yet neither bread nor rest would [Orodreth] grant to Celegorm and
Curufin within his realm, and he swore that there would be little love
between Nargothrond and the Sons of Fëanor thereafter.
`Let it be so!' Said Celegorm, and there was a light of menace in his
eyes; but Curufin smiled [...] In that time Celebrimbor the son of
Curufin repudiated the deeds of his father, and remained in Nargothrond."

A study of a father and son, with a momentous decision. An attempt to
understand why Curufin smiled.

Noldolantë (253): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=261
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: Feanor/Nerdanel, Maglor/OFC
How Maglor devised the Noldolantë.

Five Fires (736): Elleth
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=343
Teen, Reason for Rating: Angst, slight allusions to character death,
though far less graphic than anything in the Silmarillion.
Romance Partners: N/A
Ambarussa is afraid of fire to this day. There were four instances in
life that made him fear.

My Oaths I Will Keep (298): Encaitariel
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5629
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
"Yet my own oath holds; and thus are we all ensnared." (Silmarillion,
p. 205) Oaths conflict and doom approaches when Beren, son of Barahir,
seeks the aid of the King of Nargothrond. Follows the continuity of
"In This Far Land".

WOUNDS: Invisible Scars (57): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24781
Teen, Reason for Rating: Discussion of battle wounds and character death.
Romance Partners: N/A
Some wounds run deeper than others, as Arafinwë discovers when
speaking to his son, Findaráto. Written for 'The Tolkien Tango'
challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group.

Circle of Silver (717): Keiliss
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=139
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Strangers arrive on Balar, sent by Idril to tell Gil-galad that
Gondolin has been destroyed and he is now High King.

Denial (80): Oshun
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=294
Teen, Reason for Rating: References to a possible future sexual
relationship between two men.
Romance Partners: N/A
This ficlet features Maglor and Maedhros as young adults and Fingon as
the Elven equivalent of teenager. Sometimes a sibling may know one
better than one knows oneself. (I make the presumption that Fëanor and
his family had a second home in Formenos where they spent their
summers, before they fortified it and withdrew there when Fëanor was
exiled. I would argue neither supported nor completely ruled out by
canon.)

In absentia (84): Robinka
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=283
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mild violence; disturbing imagery and thoughts.
Romance Partners: N/A
Rescued from Thangorodrim, Maedhros slowly succumbed to pain. A short
take on what might have transpired between him and Fingon when
suffering finally brought Maedhros on the verge of breaking.



SubCategory: Races: Elves: Incomplete

A Darkness Lies behind Us (190): Bodkin
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5012
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Finrod/Amarie
Finrod Felagund, it is said, walks with Finarfin his father beneath
the trees of Eldamar. But Finarfin is not the only one Finrod left
behind him when he chose to take the road east - for Amarie of the
Vanyar went not with him into exile. The story of Finrod's return from
the Halls of Mandos and his readjustment to life in Aman. (This story
is still progressing. Just very slowly. But the next chapter should
arrive soon.)

Journeys of Vása (140): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=206
Mature, Reason for Rating: canon rape (non-graphic); mature themes
Romance Partners: Tilion/Arien
A series of vignettes about the first rising of the Sun, from the
perspectives of different characters. This story will eventually
contain six vignettes. Completed are vignettes from the point-of-view
of Tilion, Mahtan, and Fingolfin.

In This Far Land (191): Encaitariel
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=4580
Teen, Reason for Rating: This story is rated primarily for emotional
content which I do not think is general kid-viewing, and that
primarily in the second chapter. I rather err on the side of caution.
Romance Partners: N/A
This was written to illuminate the implicit. Gildor Inglorion claims
to be "of the House of Finrod". How can this be? There are many
possibilities. Elvish First Age politics? The Kin-Strife was just
that, and nobody fights like siblings. Elves are wise; yet wisdom is
won by experience, not birth. This is the story of a young boy, and
the events which surround him and mold him. This is the beginning of
my "what if", and in the end, as always, it comes down to family.

Prior Claim: The Sons of Elrond Series (648): Eresse
URL: http://eresse21.livejournal.com/?skip=20&tag=prior+claim
Mature, Reason for Rating: There are a fair number of sexually
explicit scenes once the main protagonists come of age.
Romance Partners: Legolas/Elrohir, Elladan/m
"Prior Claim" follows the friendship of an adolescent Elrohir and a
much older Legolas and its evolution into a romance when Elrohir comes
of age. Unlike with previous stories, every chapter in this piece is
inspired by a word prompt from the fanfic100 challenge on live journal.

Crumbling Walls (662): Ford of Bruinen
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=189
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some romaance. Kissing.
Romance Partners: Glorfindel/Ecthelion
The story follows Glorfindel and Ecthelion's relationship from the
move from Nevrast until the fall of Gondolin in a series of four short
stories. The crumbling relationship between Glorfindel and Ecthelion
is used to illustrate the growing divisions in the hidden city until
its fall.

Don't Explain (289): gwidhiel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=924
General, Reason for Rating: No violence or mature content
Romance Partners: N/A
Galadriel's return to Aman prompts Indis to reflect on the state of
her fragmented family and defunct marriage.

Nerdanel's Sons (659): Istarnie
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3421594/1/Nerdanels_Sons
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some angst, and emotional upsets within a
family situation. Some implied violence. Some implied sex scenes.
Romance Partners: Nerdanel/Fëanor
Nerdanel looks back in memory at the lives of her sons, and at the
time of her parting from each of them.

Ionnath-Estel ( The Sons Of Hope ) (318): Kenaz
URL: http://www.lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?sid=9421
Mature, Reason for Rating: Includes a romantic relationship between
two men, and deals with the implication of homosexuality within two
different Elven cultures.
Romance Partners: Haldir, Elladan, Legolas
Beneath the sheltering boughs of Lorien, a bond of great friendship is
forged between a son of Elrond and a son of the Golden Wood. Yet
powerful forces conspire to sunder them: ancient traditions, perilous
times, and a handsome Greenwood prince…

Lessons from the Mountain (221): MithLuin
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=282&index=1
Teen, Reason for Rating: Discussion of mature themes (such as death),
and reflection on past violent events.
Romance Partners: N/A
What happened to the spirit of Maedhros when he died?

Adar & Ion (582): Sivan Shemesh
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=507&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A series of stories, mostly drabbles, about father and son, guests are
following...



SubCategory: Races: Elves: Mirkwood Elves

In Search of Stillness (704): Bodkin
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5589
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
As the song of the sea becomes more demanding, Legolas and Gimli
journey to the Greenwood in search of peace.

A Problem Shared (169): Dot
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5513
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
During an odd encounter Thranduil discovers from an unlikely source
that sometimes all you need is for someone to understand.

King Stag (86): Jael
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7071
Teen, Reason for Rating: For implied drug use and implied sexual content.
Romance Partners: Thranduil/OFC
"We have all the time in the world for such joys. Now go to your wife.
Take her to her parents and make it right with them, as a man should .
. ." To placate his new in-laws, Thranduil undergoes a strange
Dark-elven ceremony. Thranduil; Original characters. Rated PG-13 for
adult themes.


Twentynine White Horses (557): Jael
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4281300/1/Twentynine_White_Horses
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
What happens if an elf loses a tooth. Do they go gap-toothed to the
end of time? I hope, not, and here's my take on it.

Free To Live (701): Nieriel Raina
URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5752&cid=24360
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Thranduil watches Dol Guldur be destroyed and comes to terms with the
end of the evil in Mirkwood. Slightly AU.

Seaworthy (349): Thundera Tiger
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7403
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
An evening discussion by the bay, featuring Legolas, Imrahil, and the Sea.



SubCategory: Races: Elves: Noldor Fixed-Length Ficlets

Out, Damn'd Spot! Out, I Say! (260): Alassante
URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3735
General, Reason for Rating: None.
Romance Partners: NA
Like Lady MacBeth, Celebrimbor discovers how much blood is in a body,
so much so that water cannot wash it easily away.

All these hands (534): Elitihien
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=2712&SPOrdinal=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The many hands that have touched Idril's life. A drabble series.

Ghost (218): Elleth
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=147&chapter=3
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mild description of kissing, allusions to
death, supernatural occurences (meeting a ghost) - all of it rather
mild, though, and probably nothing that would upset children. Rated
'Teens' to be on the safe side.
Romance Partners: Nerdanel/Fëanor
After Fëanor's death, his wife Nerdanel is granted a chance for a
farewell - or is she?

Refuge (423): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2640
Teen, Reason for Rating: Violence and death as witnessed by small
children, children endangered and frightened.
Romance Partners: N/A
The need for refuge is crucial throughout the Ages in war-torn
Middle-earth. Young Elrond and Elros find unexpected kindness in the
wake of unexpected terror.

Midwinter Thoughts (570): Rhapsody
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=112
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Maedhros muses on his purpose in life.

Vengeance's Folly (718): Rhapsody
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=111&chapter=1
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated teens because of mature themes.
Romance Partners: n/a
Celegorm observes his brother's when all lick their wounds after the
Nirnaeth Arnoediad.



SubCategory: Races: Elves: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets

Love at First Sight (432): Gwynnyd
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=6646&spordinal=6
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: n/a
Written for the challenge prompt, "Feanor's Love." With such a strong
personality, love comes early and strong.

Spiced Wine On A Snowy Day (558): Nieriel Raina
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3916094/1/Spiced_Wine_on_a_Snowy_Day
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A snowy day in Imladris towards the end of the year 2933 Third Age.
Written for the Middleearth Express Prompt Challenge 92:Snow

The Queen's Gift (697): Queen Galadriel
URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4302&cid=22431
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Arwen's thoughts as she gives Frodo her gift before the fellowship
leaves Minas Tirith.

Undivided (46): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4040
Teen, Reason for Rating: mention of suffering/loss of a family member
Romance Partners: N/A
The terrible consequences of Celebrían's ordeal force her sons to make
agonizing decisions.

Duty, Honour, Country (81): Rhapsody
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=286
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated teens for mature themes.
Romance Partners: n/a
Maglor's life and, in the end, fate seems to be influenced a great
deal by the Oath. But what defined him at the very core? A tripple
drabble or actually a drabble series with three true drabbles.

Msg# 9089

Check Ballot #1 - Hobbits Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 18:04:49 Topic ID# 9089
Check Ballots for Main Category: Races: Hobbits


SubCategory Races: Hobbits: General

The Westering Fire (200): Aprilkat
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1499
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mention of violence in the Shire although no
depiction.
Romance Partners: Rosie/Sam
Rosie wishes for Sam to come back to the Shire during the Year of
Troubles - and he does.

The Language of Waves (193): Claudia
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1866
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo and Gildor have an adventure in the sea in the Undying Lands

Ed'ledhron (392): Elanor Silmarien
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5250&cid=21749
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A story about Frodo in the west learning to trust Iluvatar.

Harmony (195): Elwen
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1458
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A speculation on how Frodo Baggins was healed when he travelled into
the West. What was healed and who healed him?

Tolo Dan Na Ngalad (735): Elwen
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1364
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Tolkien left a gap in his tale just begging to be filled. How did
Elrond remove the shard of the morgul blade from Frodo's shoulder?

The Last Summer (143): Golden
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5697&cid=24026
General, Reason for Rating: It is General, however a death gets mentioned.
Romance Partners: N/A
Young Pippin and his grandfather Willibald Banks share a nice moment
together.

Too Many Rangers (116): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5312&cid=24427
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
It's a most--interesting night at the Prancing Pony as two Rangers vie
for the honor of leading Bilbo's heir to Rivendell. However, one of
them ought not to be here, for this Ringbearer isn't quite Bingo
Bolger-Baggins.


Lock Out (307): pippinfan88
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3796&cid=18496
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
While on their honeymoon at Crickhollow, Pippin and Diamond run into a
little trouble with the door. (More a "romantic-comedy" than romance)

Feeling Safe (633): shirebound
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3755&cid=21577
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On the long journey to Rivendell, Frodo shows his trust in Strider in
an unusual way.



SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Childhood

Trouble at Bag End (728): Angiet
URL: http://angiet.livejournal.com/24654.html
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Bilbo is finding baby sitting more difficult than he anticipated. A
visit from an old friend leads to help being offered.

Lily Took (147): Cathleen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=23916
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Pippin and Tulip, his knitted piglet, find a surprise in the barn.

The Five Rules of Cooking (523): GamgeeFest
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2282&cid=24766
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Young Merry and Wee Pippin enter a cooking contest at the Free Fair.

The Quest for the Hairless Cat (524): GamgeeFest
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2282&cid=24146
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A day of cloud-gazing turns into an adventure that Merry and Pippin
won't soon forget.

A Hobbity Wizard (596): Golden
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5564
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin has a great imagination....and Gandalf needs a lot stamina,
cause the wizard and the still tiny Hobbit lad have a day full of
adventure.

A Promise (149): Golden
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5698&cid=24044
General, Reason for Rating: Its a general fic, however the topic
contains death/ afterlife.
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin has to say Good Bye to a special friend and gets another.

A Matter of Ill Reputation (210): Lily
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5549
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Merimac/OFC implied
Frodo tries to get rid of his ill reputation but his plan backfires
and throws him into a delicate situation. However, he is unwilling to
give up.

The Making of a Ringbearer I: Adrift (145): obelia medusa
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=248
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
A look at what Frodo's life might have been like at Brandy Hall after
his parents' deaths, and the events leading up to his adoption by
Bilbo. Frodo is a quiet child whose good intentions sometimes get him
into trouble. Saradoc and Esmeralda love him like their own, but
something is missing from young Frodo's life. Can a spirited old
bachelor turn things around?



SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Family

Elanor of Westmarch: The Return (78): Baranduin
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=128
Teen, Reason for Rating: While there is no vulgar language or sexual
content in this story, its main theme is death. In this case a joyful
death.
Romance Partners: N/A
Elanor is very old. One very early morning she goes to the Towers to
see what she can see.

Yule at Great Smials (566): Dreamflower
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5103&cid=24122
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
When the cat's away...Lalia and Ferumbras are away from the Great
Smials this year at Yule, and Tooks and their relations descend en
masse--including Bilbo, Frodo, and their guest, Gandalf!

A Treasured Piece of Cloth (600): Golden
URL: http://talechallenges.livejournal.com/27078.html#cutid1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Little Pippin has a "cuddlecloth" that he loves very much. However he
gets too old for it and so Bilbo, Frodo, Merry, Sam and Marigold think
of a plan, how to make Pippin give it up.

Not Quite Any Other Day (631): Pearl Took
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3828&cid=14744
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Esmeralda Took/Saradoc Brandybuck
A wee story about when Esmeralda Took fell in love with Saradoc
Brandybuck. It is amazing sometimes what a lad will do to show his
love for a lass.

Grandmum's Button Box (135): pippinfan88
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3796&cid=24153
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Eglantine's treasure trove of buttons piques the interest of Pippin's
children.

The Last Dance (397): pippinfan88
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3796&cid=24931
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
It's Pippin and Diamond's first Yule officially as The Took and Thain
of the Shire and the Mistress of Great Smials. Their schedules keep
them busy all day, stressed, and separated. In the end, only one thing
matters to both.



SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Friendship

I Can't (24): Antane
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5869&cid=24785
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A tribute and a meditation if you will on the power of perseverance
shown by Bronwe athan Harthad and Harthad Uluithiad, Endurance Beyond
Hope and Hope Unquenchable and on the power of tales. Originally
inspired by Elanor Silmarien's birthday gift to me and more the
hobbits themselves as they wrote down their part of the Story.
"Stories we tell will cast their spell, now and for always."

Between Childhood and Coming of Age (141): Dreamflower
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5745
Teen, Reason for Rating: The story deals with adolescence, and its
accompanying turmoil. Includes a brief kiss and the implication of
sexual awareness.
Romance Partners: Pippin/OFC
Pippin has finally begun to notice the lasses, and he is seeking
advice from every quarter.

I Give You a Rainbow (571): Golden
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5910
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin meets a new friend, a young lass named Evergreen, who is
"different" than his other friends.

The Dancing Lesson (664): Lindelea
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3065&cid=14079
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Written for Shirebound's and Belegcuthalion's birthday present (they
didn't mind sharing, whew!) Bilbo teaches young Frodo how to dance, in
his own inimitable way.

The Making of a Ringbearer II: Anchored (189): obelia medusa
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=669
Teen, Reason for Rating: A couple of minor fistfights.
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo couldn't have succeeded on the Quest without the help of some
very loyal friends. Samwise left home and family to go with him. Merry
and Pippin joined the Fellowship without a moment's hesitation. Bilbo
loved him like a son. How did these powerful relationships develop?
This is a story of Frodo's life with Bilbo, from the adoption through
the Long Expected Party.

A Taste of Home (138): Pearl Took
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5782&cid=24818
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
This was written for the shire_kitchen challenge "In a pinch". What's
a hobbit to do when he is far from home and wants a favorite food?
Pippin finds out when Merry wants his favorite Yule treat after they
have gone to live in Minas Tirith.

Pippin's Secret (599): shirebound
URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=858&cid=21505
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin and Gandalf have a conversation at Frodo's bedside in
Rivendell, in which Gandalf reveals that he knows something Pippin
never told anyone.



SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Hurt/Comfort

Secrets (229): Aprilkat
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1491
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: Rosie/Sam
Frodo tries in vain to keep his anniversary illness a secret, and
Rosie attempts to ease him.

Small Strengths (238): Elwen
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1811
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo has a close encounter of the arachnid kind, post quest. Much
hurt/comfort.

The Ribbon (336): Gentle Hobbit
URL: http://gentlehobbit.livejournal.com/174513.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In this ficlet, the simple action of tying a ribbon helps Frodo talk
about his missing finger and the healer who helped him regain the use
of his hand.

O Merry Mine (636): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3966&cid=21637
Teen, Reason for Rating: Discusses death and dying, among other subjects.
Romance Partners: n/a
A series of vignettes in which Frodo calls Merry awake throughout
their time together.

Of Cake and Crumbs and Distant Dreams (688): Lindelea
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2611
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo comforts Pippin with an old tradition from simpler times.
(Written to cheer Marigold.)

Rude Awakening (692): Lindelea
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3065&cid=23675
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry wakens to a crash and a gurgle... and where is Pippin?

Dark Dreams (550): SlightlyTookish
URL: http://slightlytookish.livejournal.com/249906.html
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Pippin comforts Merry on the anniversary of the defeat of the Witch King.



SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Incomplete

That Fate Them Bore (476): Cara Loup
URL: http://bitoflight.luminousbeings.net/ThatFateThemBore.htm
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
"That Fate Them Bore" is a story cycle that begins with Frodo's
decision to leave the Shire and will eventually end in Rivendell. So
far, only the first stage of the journey - from Hobbiton to
Crickhollow - has been completed: these chapters focus on the choices
and discoveries that surround Frodo's departure and explore the
hobbits' private responses to an enormous change.

Turning Points (357): Cathleen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5781
Teen, Reason for Rating: This story contains mild sexual overtones in
the chapters already completed. Subsequent chapters may contain more
graphic depictions and at that time the rating will be changed to
either PG13 or R.
Romance Partners: Pippin/Marigold
Pippin begins to experience strange, vivid dreams and visions as he
enters adolescence and is confronted with the notion he has inherited
the Tookish gift of the "Sight". At the same time, his body is
changing and he faces both the confusion and delight of his awakening
sexuality.

In This These Days of Glory (640): Dana
URL: http://the-danamark.livejournal.com/210975.html#cutid1
Teen, Reason for Rating: There will be some violence and more mature
themes, though nothing is intended to be graphic.
Romance Partners: N/A
The Tookland during the time the Travellers were away.

The Autumn of His Discontent (157): jodancingtree
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5818
Teen, Reason for Rating: Conversational references to characters'
romantic involvements, non-married sexual activity implied but not
described
Romance Partners: m/f
Frodo's birthday has come again, for the fifth time since Bilbo went
away. Frodo is happy as Master of Bag End, enjoying his inheritance.
Or he should be happy. He has every reason to be happy. But he's
restless, discontented - and an autumn camping trip with his cousins
seems like the perfect cure. But not with Sam! Sam has been a little
too helpful - Frodo is feeling smothered, as well as restless, and the
young gardener is left at home, much to his dismay.

When Trouble Came (109): Lily
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5837
Teen, Reason for Rating: Prologue is quite dark; mention of animal
slaughter
Romance Partners: Saradoc/Esmeralda, Paladin/Eglantine, Merimac/OFC
Shortly after Frodo and his friends left the Shire Black Riders
attacked Crickhollow, but that was only the beginning of the Saradoc's
worries. Before long the Master and all of Buckland face troubles far
worse.

Dreamflower's Bunny (644): Lindelea
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=4970
General, Reason for Rating: mostly little-hobbit-adventuring, but it
has a few intense moments in an encounter with a fox
Romance Partners: N/A
Written at Dreamflower's suggestion: "Merry and Ferdi remembering some
childhood adventure from before Pippin was born."

The Farmer's Son (509): Lindelea
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5902
Teen, Reason for Rating: Violence, character death
Romance Partners: N/A
How did the Tooks keep the Tookland free during the Troubles, until
the return of the Travellers, when the rest of the Shire fell to the
ruffians' occupation?

A Time to Hope (302): PipMer
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5499
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some description of violence and mention of
serious injuries.
Romance Partners: N/A
AU in that it is a mixture of movie and book verse. After the Battle
at the Black Gate, Merry watches over his friends as they struggle to
survive.

Keep Him Secret, Keep Him Safe (643): shirebound
URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5877
General, Reason for Rating: Rated mild-PG for partial nudity due to
illness of character.
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn falls ill at Cormallen, which Éomer feels must be kept a
secret. But there is more to this illness than meets the eye, as Frodo
discovers. My usual h/cccc, very hobbity, mostly book verse.
Characters include Elladan and Elrohir.



SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Post-Ring War

Five Turnings of the Year (685): Dana
URL:
http://the-danamark.livejournal.com/tag/five+turnings+of+the+year+%281%29
General, Reason for Rating: N/A (Merry/Pippin is implied in one part
of the story, but that is *only* implication.)
Romance Partners: N/A
Five different Yules, before the Quest and after.

Candles (460): Gentle Hobbit
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2612&cid=12140
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam looks for beauty in all living things. This Yule, he weaves a
tapestry of light with an unusual centre.

The Flute (150): Golden
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5531&cid=24636
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin misses Frodo and with Gandalf´s help Frodo can let his little
cousin know that he is happy again.

Regarding Ents (525): PipMer
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5636&cid=24284
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry and Pippin try to describe to Frodo and Sam what Ents are like.
Sam just can't grasp the concept.

Summer's End (380): pippinfan88
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5529&cid=23198
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
This tale comes from "Year of Depature"; a collection of stories
portraying Frodo and those he loved throughout the year before he
departed to the Undying Lands. In "Summer's End", Frodo attends a
party held by his cousins and takes part in the tradition of telling a
scary story to celebrate Summer's End (aka Samhain, or Hallow's Eve).

A Warm Sun Shining (727): shirebound
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3755&cid=24125
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Kittens have been brought to Frodo's bed in Minas Tirith to cheer him.
Movie-verse.

Some Seasons (199): sophinisba solis
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1823
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie
Rosie, Sam, and Frodo take turns with the cooking.

Msg# 9090

Check Ballot #1 - Men Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 18:05:19 Topic ID# 9090
Check Ballots for Main Category: Races: Men


SubCategory Races: Men: General

In Passing (104): Altariel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3787
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
"Then let us cross the River and in happier days let us dwell in fair
Ithilien and there make a garden..."

Portrait of a Queen (338): Aruthir
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=6910
Teen, Reason for Rating: Dark themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Tar-Telperien was the second Ruling Queen of Númenor, and never met
her great-grandmother Tar-Ancalimë, the first such Queen...



...In life, at least.

Destiny (592): Cinzia
URL: http://cinzia.livejournal.com/37511.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: male/male kissing and UST; voyeurism
Romance Partners: Boromir/Théodred; Aragorn/Boromir
"One day, he would have to cease his watching." In the Year 2998 of
the Third Age, Strider the Ranger finds himself fascinated with the
heir of the Steward and his kingly companion.

Reparation (296): Isabeau of Greenlea
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Print_Chapter.php?CHid=2414
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In the aftermath of the events of Hethlin's first Yule at Dol Amroth,
Andrahar encounters an unforeseen difficulty. An Andrahar and Brand
story and a sidebar to Dol Amroth Yule.


Seeking the Sun (488): Linda hoyland
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7472
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
While most of Minas Tirith celebrates the end of the Ring War, one
war-wrecked soul is filled with anger toward the new King.

Only Water in Your Veins (154): Michelle
URL: http://www.naiceanilme.com/viewstory.php?sid=1235
Teen, Reason for Rating: There is a skirmish complete with dead
soldiers and horses. Also, I made Aragorn's life quite uncomfortable
once again. Still, I don't think the descriptions are graphic enough
to warrant an adult rating.
Romance Partners: N/A
A foray into the enemy's land goes awry and Aragorn finds himself in
the desert of Harad - alone and without provisions.

Tower of the Moon (577): Nath
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7109&SPOrdinal=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Scenes from the birth and death of a city.

The Stolen Child (197): SurgicalSteel
URL: http://surgsteelfic.livejournal.com/25157.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Character death, angst, and graphic
heterosexual sex.
Romance Partners: Halbarad/OFC
A sequel to 'Loss,' explores the journey Halbarad and Serinde take as
she recovers physically and both recover emotionally from the loss of
their child.

The Night's Eye (343): Vana Tuivana
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2713351/1/The_Nights_Eye
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
How do the Ranger women deal with the absence of their husbands,
knowing that they might go to their death? Halbarad's son hears the
legend of the night's eye and receives a strange visit.



SubCategory: Races: Men: General Drabbles

Nothing Less (606): Archet
URL: http://archet.livejournal.com/57900.html
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Boromir
Aragorn had asked, and now he must wait, and he dared not push or
attempt to persuade. Boromir was worth much more than that.

A Moment Away (474): Elen Kortirion
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/492787.html
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir wandered in dark dreams, but where did Eowyn go before Aragorn
called her back?

This crown of stars (586): Fawsley
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/282703.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Set before the formation of the Fellowship. Awake and alone and
watching the stars above, Strider contemplates the road he has chosen
to take in life.

Battle upon the Quays (376): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3213
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The last thoughts of the Captain of the Havens of Umbar.

Return of the King (355): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3723
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The exiled Eldacar contemplates his duties as a king.

Relief (446): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/53880.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mild sexual suggestiveness
Romance Partners: N/A
A tag scene to to AmandaK's "Surprise Inspection": a hot and bothered
Boromir cools down in the humid summer heat of Osgiliath.



SubCategory: Races: Men: General Fixed-Length Ficlets

Of Dreams... (7): Avon
URL: http://avon7.livejournal.com/128145.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
He never dreamed of power...

Hearts of Stone (12): Elen Kortirion
URL: http://kortirion.livejournal.com/346992.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen, Aragorn/Boromir
Aragorn collects stones from the different parts of Middle-earth he
visits, some to have fashioned into hearts for Arwen's bracelet - but
one stone he keeps for himself.

Pulling the Wool (95): Elen Kortirion
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/486390.html#cutid1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Boromir is not about to have the wool pulled over his eyes... not at
first... or ever.

Trajectory (153): Galadriel
URL: http://caras-galadhon.livejournal.com/316151.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Allusions to death/drowning.
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Boromir
Aragorn, plagued by disturbing dreams, is unable to find rest.

Legacy (500): Raksha the Demon
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7393&SPOrdinal=1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
A son of the Fourth Age looks back upon a famous kinsman who fell in
the Ring War.


Another Country (438): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/121713.html#cutid1
Mature, Reason for Rating: Set in the afterlife.
Romance Partners: N/A
Pacing unfamiliar halls, Boromir waits....

Songs of Innocence and Experience (440): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/122127.html#cutid1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Faramir/OFC, Faramir/Éowyn
Faramir learns some lessons about the power wielded by women.



SubCategory: Races: Men: Gondor Drabbles

Deliverance (285): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4047
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A mariner has reached the end of his long quest.

Pirates Ye Be Warned (353): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3133
Teen, Reason for Rating: Shows the aftermath of battle and alludes to
the penalty for piracy.
Romance Partners: N/A
Prince Imrahil metes out the harsh justice of the Seas.

Autumn (489): Linda hoyland
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7176&SPOrdinal=1
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
When he assumed the kingship, Aragorn left behind a Ranger's freedom
for a more staid existence. Has it been a fair trade? A drabble for
cooler days and nights.

Summer Nights (344): Marta
URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/34226.html
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
In the days before Mordor's assault on Osgiliath (June 3018), Gondor
waits.

Tangled Webs (100): Ribby
URL: http://ribby.livejournal.com/108809.html
General, Reason for Rating: Oblique reference to Boromir's death.
Romance Partners: N/A
Many lives entwine with his; even a broken thread can give strength.

Second Best (384): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/97247.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Difficult parent-child relationship
Romance Partners: N/A
Sons can't always please their fathers, no matter how hard they try.



SubCategory: Races: Men: Minas Tirith

Wizards' Pupils (108): Altariel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3770
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On teaching, tutors, and the importance of honest debate. Faramir, on
a meeting with diverse wizards.

Confidence (38): annmarwalk
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5888&cid=24867
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Denethor's new manservant, Mormegil, faces an intimidating task in the
service of his master. Inspired by the endless, and highly enjoyable,
debate on the subject "Numenoreans: Bearded, Or Not?"

Celebrity (635): Bodkin
URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5913&cid=25048
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
As Gondor's king walks through the streets of the White City, a
stranger claims acquaintance.

Restoration (19): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5807&cid=24464
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
With others still in need of healing, Aragorn can stop for only a
moment to see how the young steward fares.

I Stand No Longer Alone (62): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5058&cid=24129
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
It is no longer but an empty chair...the time has come for it to
fulfill its function once more.

Music hath Charms (361): Linda hoyland
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7342
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen, Faramir/Éowyn
Arwen and Éowyn are less than pleased when their husbands forget a
promise.How can the King and Steward earn forgiveness?


Playing with Fire (21): Linda hoyland
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7452
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Young Eldarion's fascination with fire causes problems for Aragorn
and Arwen.

Before You Go (506): Nancy Brooke
URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3777
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Because we cannot protect them from their own independence.

Engineering (696): SurgicalSteel
URL: http://surgsteelfic.livejournal.com/94564.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Medically graphic material
Romance Partners: N/A
The girl who eventually becomes chief surgeon to King Elessar in my
novel 'The King's Surgeon' comes to the Houses of Healing for the
first time.



SubCategory: Races: Men: Pre-Ring War Fixed-Length Ficlets

The Portrait (288): agape4gondor
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5804&SPOrdinal=1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
What can two sons possibly give their Steward-father at Yule?

The Chieftain of the Dunedain (623): Avon
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=808&cid=12535
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn returns to the Dúnedain and Halbarad remembers.

A Fitting Occupation (601): Radbooks
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5661
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
King Bard makes a decision about his youngest son's future, a decision
that is initially treated with suspicion by his son. A drabble series
set in Dale some fifteen years after the death of Smaug.

The Fire of Hope (625): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4053
Teen, Reason for Rating: brief, non-graphic, reference to sexual desire
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
It has been said that "The old that is strong does not wither", but
the hope that burns brightly in a young man's heart can strengthen it,
particularly when there is no other warmth available.

Your Father Loves You (424): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2641
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Not long after Faramir's birth, Denethor evaluates his second son.

Things as they were in all the days of my life (393): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/120830.html#cutid1
Teen, Reason for Rating: Implied adult themes including death, grief
and insanity.
Romance Partners: N/A
A series of drabbles about Denethor over the course of his life, as
seen by his long-standing friend, Húrin of the Keys.



SubCategory: Races: Men: Steward's Family

Leaving Home (39): annmarwalk
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5662&cid=23888
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Six-year-old Elboron is his mother's joy and the apple of his father's
eye. When a group of distinguished visitors arrive, competing for his
parents' attention, much foot-stamping and tantrum-throwing ensues,
until wise Eowyn and friends make it all better.

Dark Dreams (282): Avon
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=3718&SPOrdinal=1
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mention in a retelling of a dream of someone
killing a baby, people being crushed and people drowning.
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir is not the only one to dream of the foundering of Numenor and
inescapable darkness.

The Nag (347): celticbard
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/faramirexchange/3102.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
When Faramir and Boromir spend a snowy afternoon hunting for a horse
for their father, they learn more about the intricacies of fortune and
how it may so easily turn against any man.

Daybreak (591): Cinzia
URL: http://cinzia.livejournal.com/78610.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: chaste kissing between brothers
Romance Partners: Faramir/Boromir
An early morning in Ithilien, in the year 2999 of the Third Age. Two
brothers at the end of a forest, of night, and of childhood.

Child of Hope (97): Galadriel
URL: http://caras-galadhon.livejournal.com/225989.html
General, Reason for Rating: Oblique references to historical wartime
events, but no outright depictions of violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
Duty, responsibility and the admonishments of his mother are all that
stand between a youthful Boromir and a day better spent running
through his city.

Consolation (341): Isabeau of Greenlea
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=930
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In the aftermath of a crushing defeat, Boromir finds a way to make
Faramir feel better. Written for the Faramir Creation Day Challenge on
the HA list.


Shall We Dance? (93): Isabeau of Greenlea
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=867
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Fluff alert! Fluff alert! Lothiriel has just one wish for her
coming-out in Minas Tirith, and the only person who can help her is
her...Uncle Denethor? Denethor is rarely surprised, but the situation
he finds himself in is as startling to him as I was startled to find
myself writing a story from his POV!

Chance Encounter (5): przed
URL: http://przed.livejournal.com/135148.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Includes a battle scene with violence
included, but not graphically described.
Romance Partners: N/A
A young and headstrong Boromir runs into more trouble than he can
handle. Fortunately, a certain Ranger is there to lend assistance, and
a fledgling friendship is formed.

Scholarship (43): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7278
Teen, Reason for Rating: reference to information and lore concerning
sex, slight implications of/about sexual activity
Romance Partners: N/A

As Elboron leaves childhood behind, new possibilities open up that
beguile and bewilder all at once. Faramir and his son share a time of
transition in the early Fourth Age, when young men can look forward to
more than war.

Brotherhood (261): Violin Ghost
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5853
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir sits by a river in Rohan and reflects on his lost brother.
Oneshot.

Msg# 9091

Check Ballot #1 - Other Beings Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 18:06:02 Topic ID# 9091
Check Ballots for Main Category: Races: Other Beings


SubCategory Races: Other Beings: General

Dispelling the Fog (642): fantasyfan
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1960&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The Professor left a few paragraphs out of the conversation on the
Barrow-downs.

BRIDGE: Pá Valaraucar ar Námier (415): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24890
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: n/a
Námo and Olórin discuss a certain event involving the Maia. A
companion piece to 'DISGUISE: Emissaries'. Movieverse. Written for
'The Tolkien Tango' challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group.

Old Man Willow (314): Nath
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7247
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated Teen for mild horror aspect of trees.
Romance Partners: N/A
What if Old Man Willow's motives in trying to trap four hobbits were
more sinister? An AU look at what might happen when the One Ring falls
into unexpected umm... hands.

Meant to Be (137): Pearl Took
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5782&cid=24362
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A special stuffed piglet is made and Pippin and his mother know Tulip
was meant to be his. Told from Tulip's point of view.

Seven Sisters (388): Pearl Took
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23762
Teen, Reason for Rating: a French kiss, drunkenness, death
Romance Partners: N/A
It is hard to be The Took's son and it doesn't help when your youngest
sister and her friends love to tease you. Pippin has his fill of it
and runs off into the Green Hills, with a bottle of whisky, to get
away from it all. But strange things can happen in the hills on a
foggy autumn night.

Seven Stones and Seven Stars and One White Tree (121): shirebound
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5840
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The approaching Fourth Age is sensed through three very different
points of view. Three mini-chapters; book-verse.

Msg# 9092

Check Ballot #1 - Villains Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 18:06:30 Topic ID# 9092
Check Ballots for Main Category: Races: Villains


SubCategory Races: Villains: General

The Making of Werewolves (42): Ignoble Bard
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=221
General, Reason for Rating: talk of wolves eating people mentioned in
passing; also, torture of animals (nothing too graphic)
Romance Partners: N/A
Sauron creates werewolves on the Isle of Tol Sirion.

Dark Light (585): Makamu
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=1726
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some references to homosexual activity that
are not explicit, however.
Romance Partners: Melkor/Sauron
After being banished by the destruction of the Ring, Sauron muses on
his former life as Melkor's servant and lover.

Wormtongue (240): Mariole
URL:
http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=934&ageconsent=ok&warning=3
Mature, Reason for Rating: Violence, slash, interspecies, noncon,
horror, oral sex
Romance Partners: Gríma/Lotho, Lotho/Pervinca
Astoundingly dark fic. Lotho and Gríma reflect upon life under
Sharkey's rule.

This story is consistent with the "Devoted" universe. It features as a
background character a strong Paladin Took during the occupation of
the Shire.

Cat's Paws (58): pandemonium_213
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=158
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated Teen for mild horror
Romance Partners: N/A
Celebrimbor and Aulendil discuss brotherhood and the secrets of the
deep arts on an early summer evening in Ost-in-Edhil.

The Apprentice (52): pandemonium_213
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=151
Mature, Reason for Rating: Mature rating for a man's disturbed
thoughts and aberrant sexual predilections (pederasty but not
graphically described). Also rated Mature for violent imagery.
Romance Partners: N/A
An ambitious young Noldorin man of Ost-in-Edhil lands a coveted
appointment as an apprentice to the most skilled master smith of the
Gwaith-i-Mirdain: Istyar Aulendil. The apprentice's mentor, a prodigy
of the Aulënossë, has been sent to Middle-earth by the Valar and has
knowledge of exotic and wondrous technology. Istyar Aulendil also has
notoriously high standards. The apprentice must meet his mentor's
expectations if he is to become a journeyman and work on an important
new initiative.

The Captain's Mare (575): The Lauderdale
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7461
Mature, Reason for Rating: Orc-talk; four-letter words; bestiality
(non-graphic); and general creepiness
Romance Partners: n/a
This is one Orc's story of his time working the Mordor convoys. Not
all of them saw battle, after all.

Warnings for Orc-talk and four-letter words. Content is adult and
disturbing but non-graphic.



SubCategory: Races: Villains: Fixed-Length Ficlets

Gifts (594): Gloria Mundi
URL: http://www.freaky.nu/glorious/D251202j.htm
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Frodo/Smeagol if you squint
Smeagol watching Sam

Cold Be Hand and Heart and Bone (286): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3132
Teen, Reason for Rating: Story is intended to be scary.
Romance Partners: N/A
Something disturbs the eternal rest of the last prince of Cardolan.

Black Memory (603): mrkinch
URL: http://ontheqt.ws/mrkinch/fanfiction/else.htm#blackmemory
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Lúthien remembers Morgoth

The Waker (287): Nancy Brooke
URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3521
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
What can something without language think? What sounds does it make?
And what wakes it in the deep?

Broken Star (54): pandemonium_213
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=159
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated Teen for non-graphic violence and
implied torture.
Romance Partners: N/A
Sauron's last request of Celebrimbor.

Expert Treasure Hunter (447): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/117475.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Smaug amasses his bed of treasure.

Orc Dreams (448): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/74392.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Violent imagery.
Romance Partners: N/A
Sting's light "smote the eyes of the orc like the glitter of cruel
stars in the terrible elf-countries, the dream of which was a cold
fear to all his kind" What do orcs dream of?

Msg# 9093

Check Ballot #1 - First Age and Prior Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 18:08:17 Topic ID# 9093
Check Ballots for Main Category: Times: First Age and Prior


SubCategory Times: First Age and Prior: General

Choices (184): brindlemom2
URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3636
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Choices can be either painful or satisfying. No matter the final one,
it will ripple out to affect others.

Stars of the Lesser (74): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=248
Teen, Reason for Rating: nudity (non-sexual)
Romance Partners: n/a
One day, Pengolodh would pen the book we know as The Silmarillion, and
Celebrimbor would forge the Rings of Power. But at the start of the
First Age, still in their youths, Pengolodh meets his first Fëanorian
as Celebrimbor attempts to replicate Fëanor's greatest accomplishment:
harnessing light.

Surprise (131): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=277
Teen, Reason for Rating: discussion of sexuality between a married couple
Romance Partners: Mahtan/Istarnië; Nerdanel/Fëanor
Mahtan on the birth of his daughter Nerdanel: on lives changed and
dark destinies fulfilled.

Wind and Fire (539): elfscribe
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=234
Mature, Reason for Rating: m/m sexual encounters, some violence
Romance Partners: Manwe/Feanor
Manwe discovers both the delights and the dangers of assuming
corporeal form as he is drawn into a relationship with the brilliant,
prideful Feanor. In trying to dissuade Feanor from leaving the Undying
Lands, Manwe learns more than he would like about why Feanor created
the Silmarils and why they hold him enthralled.
An elemental clash of titans.

GOBLINS: The Herald's Summons (53): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24415
Teen, Reason for Rating: Discussion of killing in a war context
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
On the heels of the first battle in the War of Wrath, Eönwë brings a
message of hope to three unsuspecting Elves. Written for 'The Tolkien
Tango' challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group.

NIGHT and FOREST: A Glimpse of Beauty (554): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5793
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Lost in darkness and beset by unimaginable horrors, one of the Edain
finds beauty in the most unexpected place. Written for 'The Tolkien
Tango' challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group.

Hearts Like the Sea (36): Ignoble Bard
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=263
Mature, Reason for Rating: Rating is R, for mature audiences, due to
scenes of sexual activity between two males, not graphic.
Romance Partners: Thingol/Cirdan
An adventurous Elwë and lonely Nowê form a friendship before the First
Age.

The Nightingale (404): Maeve Riannon
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=93
Teen, Reason for Rating: Because of a gory flashback just at the end
of the fic. Maybe I´m squeamish, but it´s better to be safe.
Romance Partners: N/A
Melian the Fire Dragon? Thingol the Nightingale? Dior´s teenage wisdom
cannot make sense of it at all. Not humour no, really! Story focusing
on Melian the Maia. (Note: I have taken the liberty to make up Dior´s
trips to Doriath. For that reason you may understand this as AU.)

Kementari (99): Marta
URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/44129.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: vaguely disturbing themes - mild
Romance Partners: n/a
Some time after the destruction of the Two Trees, Yavanna reflects.

The Last Stand (82): Rhapsody
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=219
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated teens for non-graphic battle violence.
Romance Partners: n/a
During the final moments of the Nírnaeth Arnoediad, a captain and his
men rescue two elves during their last and desperate stand.



SubCategory: Times: First Age and Prior: House of Finwe

An Ordinary Woman (32): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=281&chapter=1
Teen, Reason for Rating: mild/implied sexuality and considerable
wine-induced inebriation
Romance Partners: N/A
The Lúthien of legend is the portrait of perfection. But what of the
real woman behind the tales? Finrod Felagund learns something of the
true nature of the Princess of Doriath and gets himself into trouble
as he sets off an event that will literally change the world.

Discretion (254): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=258
Mature, Reason for Rating: sexuality, both homosexual and heterosexual
Romance Partners: Maedhros/Finrod
During the Years of the Trees, the Noldor stand on the brink of a
divide between the houses of Fëanor and Fingolfin. Newly appointed to
the court, Maedhros and Finrod are attempting to heal the coming
fracture when Caranthir discovers something most unexpected about his
brother and cousin. Will he reveal what he knows and bring on the
downfall of the Noldor?

One Last Wish (323): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=328
Mature, Reason for Rating: sexuality
Romance Partners: Nerdanel/Fëanor
Shortly before the Darkening of Valinor, Fëanor returns briefly to
Nerdanel to beg one last wish of her.

If I Had One Wish (658): Ellie
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=272
Teen, Reason for Rating: some possibly mildly suggestive discussion.
Romance Partners: Indis/Finwe
Indis reveals her greatest wish.


Like Roses over a Fence (110): Ellie
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=207&chapter=1
Teen, Reason for Rating: discussion of situations that are a little
more mature, references to kinslaying and despair
Romance Partners: N/A
After the departure of their husbands and families, three wives of the
House of Finwë (Indis, Anairë, and Nerdanel) contemplate what brought
them to this fate.

Vodka (714): Ford of Bruinen
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=238&chapter=1
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rudeness and discussions about sex
Romance Partners: N/A
Maedhros and Maglor's first conversation after Fingon has saved
Maedhros from Thangorodrim.

The Pillar Perished Is (356): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7027
Teen, Reason for Rating: Contains references to battle and death.
Romance Partners: N/A
On the passage to Middle-earth, Fëanor's thoughts are no less
turbulent than the Sea. Vignette.

A Sleep Over (160): Phyncke
URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/P/phyncke/Cousins_Series/01_SleepOver.htm
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Galadriel comes for a sleep over to Aredhel's house to disastrous
consequence.

Courage (69): rhyselle
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5838&cid=24705
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Written for the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group's 'The Tolkien Tango'
challenge prompt 'Courage'.

In the caverns of Nargothrond, Finrod Felagund receives a visitor who
will change the course of his life. An oath sworn generations before
requires a choice that will shape the future of Middle-earth for ages
to come.

Msg# 9094

Check Ballot #1 - Fourth Age and Beyond Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 18:09:24 Topic ID# 9094
Check Ballots for Main Category: Times: Fourth Age and Beyond


SubCategory Times: Fourth Age and Beyond: General

Hope Remains (118): Baggins Babe
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4376&cid=24392
Teen, Reason for Rating: Children may be disturbed by the very brief
description of certain burial customs and the element of the supernatural.
Romance Partners: N/A
Following the passing of King Elessar the hobbits come to realise that
loved ones who pass into the next world may still linger to guard and
protect.

When the King Came Back (514): Cathleen
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7136&spordinal=1
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some mild descriptions of remembered violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
The reconciliation between Pippin and Paladin after the War is
sometimes rocky, but father and son gain peace at last.

Where Shadows Lay No More (358): Cathleen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5897&cid=24911
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
During the coronation, Boromir returns to say farewell.

Riding the Waves (211): Claudia
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1168&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo spends an anniversary in the waves.

Rekindling (255): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=250
Teen, Reason for Rating: character death, violence, mature themes
Romance Partners: Nerdanel/Fëanor
Fëanor and Nerdanel meet again at the end of the world. A tale of loss
and redemption.

Look Not With Longing (479): Dwimordene
URL: http://www.dwimordenespage.org/index.php?go=7&id=19&chapter=93
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Fourth Age was hard-won for those who fought the Dark Lord. But
that does not mean there are no regrets to confront. Faramir reflects
on what has been won and lost in the War of the Ring.

Somewhere I Have Never Traveled (578): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5241
Teen, Reason for Rating: Character death and mild language.
Romance Partners: n/a
At long last, Arwen comes to Mandos. Her reception, however, is not
quite what she expected. Part of my "Mortals in Mandos" series.

Aftermaths and Consequences (268): Gwynnyd
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=6727
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Much was damaged in the War, and many things changed afterwards.

Faeries (304): Pearl Took
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=18511
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Young Faramir Took is visiting at Brandy Hall and has been teased by
some of the Brandybuck lads. Is what they are saying about Tooks and
Faeries true?

Seeing Stars (360): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7456
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
As Faramir celebrates the birth of his heir, old ties come to mind,
new ties are strengthened and, Faramir being Faramir even when
somewhat inebriated, history is considered.

Tales from Tol Eressëa (214): shirebound
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5787
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Short, gentle ficlets about the hobbits' possible experiences in the
West. Some chapters will be linked together, and some will be
stand-alone scenes. Characters include Frodo, Bilbo, Sam, Gandalf,
Elrond, Celebrían, and possibly others.



SubCategory: Times: Fourth Age and Beyond: Fixed-Length Ficlets

Journey's End (234): Ignoble Bard
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=6407
General, Reason for Rating: Drabble, nothing objectionable or graphic.
Romance Partners: Aragorn, Arwen
Drabble - Aragorn returns to Arwen at journey's end.

Fit for a King (217): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2976
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Three friends and a horse.

The Birthday Blessing (687): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3966&cid=24728
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
The Master tells us that the White Tree tended to bloom first on a
certain day. Here we see four celebrating that event.

A series of three related true drabbles.


No Regrets (490): Linda hoyland
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7175&SPOrdinal=1
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn asks Faramir an important question.

Old Friends (651): Marta
URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/tag/oldfriends
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Gandalf finds that the peace of Valinor doesn't quite agree with him.

Birthday Outing (386): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/71785.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn celebrates his 200th birthday by getting back to his Ranger
roots with some close friends.

Supporting Acts (436): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/120278.html#cutid1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In the early fourth age, Faramir deals with the armourers in Minas Tirith.

Msg# 9095

Check Ballot #1 - Late Third Age (3018-3022 TA/1418-1422 SR) Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 18:10:21 Topic ID# 9095
Check Ballots for Main Category: Times: Late Third Age


SubCategory Times: Late Third Age: General

My Brother. My Captain. My King. (602): Amarok
URL: http://www.naiceanilme.com/viewstory.php?sid=1256&chapter=1
Teen, Reason for Rating: less violent than movie, but some events just
happened... (including character death)
Romance Partners: N/A
A few insights into Boromir's thoughts, fears, and hopes during the
journey of the Fellowship – movie-verse, with some added `missing scenes'.

Captain of Mordor (626): draylon
URL:
http://henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7445&SPOrdinal=1
Mature, Reason for Rating: The story contains stong language, moderate
levels of (non-explicit) violence and (non gratuitious; consensual)
sex scenes, which, though integral to the theme of the story
(interspecies homosexual romance) and plot may be offensive to some,
given that the one of the two main protagonists is human, while the
other is an orc. As the human involved is also married at the time the
story is set, an adulterous outcome is implied.
Romance Partners: Faramir/Shagrat
Post War-of-the-Ring, Captain Shagrat (an Orc) finds himself exhibited
as a fairground attraction, and (retrospectively) slashed with Faramir
of Gondor. A lengthy romance, following the familiar template of: `boy
meets / loses / finds / runs away again from / Uruk' slowly unfolds.
The story includes the usual elements of kidnapping, sex, violence,
and excessive swearing you'd expect from any story featuring Orcs.



Drawing the Eye (569): Linda hoyland
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7492
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Halbarad must watch his friend and lord battle a terrible enemy alone.

They Also Serve (365): Marta
URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/43398.html#cutid1
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Arwen spends some time in the kitchens of Rivendell.

Hold To Hope (709): Nieriel Raina
URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5752&cid=24359
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Dispairing news often brings fear...but it is how we respond that
counts. Thranduil gets the news of Legolas going on the Quest.

Written for the Middle Earth Express Prompt 36: Fear


Before the Black Gate (45): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4052
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Before Pippin begins the greatest battle of his young life, he learns
that there is more than one kind of sustenance for a homesick and
worried hobbit.

Chance Encounter (203): Telcontar Rulz
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3289824/1/Chance_Encounter
Teen, Reason for Rating: Moderate level violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
The Fellowship find a stranger not of their world. Would he be of help
to them or would he hinder their quest? A Kingdom of Heaven/Lord of
the Rings crossover.

Oathbreakers (470): Thundera Tiger
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7125&SPOrdinal=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Feeling the taint of a dark Dunharrow night, Elladan and Elrohir
discuss Aragorn, Eowyn, Rohan, and those that haunt the Paths of the
Dead. Gapfiller for The Return of the King.

The Dooming of Small Hands (639): Thundera Tiger
URL:
http://henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7517&SPOrdinal=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
While Frodo recovers in Rivendell from his wounding at the hands of a
Morgul blade, Gandalf and Elrond debate the next step in the Ring's
journey. Sometimes the right decision feels a lot like betrayal.
Gapfiller for The Fellowship of the Ring.

Promise and Sorrow (607): Virtuella
URL: http://www.saltzenmund.co.uk/promise.pdf
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Six ordinary people from different parts of Middle Earth reflect on
how the War of the Ring has affected their fate - for better or for
worse. Canon characters and events have touched their lives, but the
speakers remain unnamed individuals. The monologues are linked by
shared themes and and motifs, and each monologue is mirrored by a partner.



SubCategory: Times: Late Third Age: General Fixed-Length Ficlets

Loudwater (63): Adaneth
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7399
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The POV of something that normally has no voice: the Bruinen and its
ford, on the way to the Sea.

The Kindly Airs (480): Dwimordene
URL: http://www.dwimordenespage.org/index.php?go=7&id=19&chapter=94
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"'You left the East Wind to me,' said Gimli, 'but I will say naught of
it.'

"'That is as it should be,' said Aragorn. 'In Minas Tirith they endure
the East Wind, but they do not ask it for tidings." - "The Departure
of Boromir," TTT.

But the East Wind has also a voice that would be heard...

Renewal (208): Elena Tiriel
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7435&spordinal=1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
A proud and ancient weapon is restored to its former might.


The Journey (604): foxrafer (csevans8)
URL: http://foxyfics.livejournal.com/26999.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin views the world outside of the Shire with a little trepidation
and a lot of determination.

Reflections in the Smoke (294): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4068
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A weary wizard wonders at fate, folly, and his own future.

Stewards (450): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/105721.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Gandalf told Denethor that he also was a steward - of a different kind.

The World Is Changing (719): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/122705.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The Sons of Elrond return to Rivendell after Sauron's downfall to find
life has changed forever.



SubCategory: Times: Late Third Age: Gondor

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream (496): Ariel/Auntie
Meesh/Budgielover/Cathleen/Dreamflower/Gryffinjack/kellyfrankenfield/Lindelea/Pearl
Took/Rosie Took/SlightlyTookish CoAuthors
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tooktalk/47901.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: angst and some violence, an OC character
death and mention of drug abuse
Romance Partners: N/A
A plot against the newly crowned King leads to possibly deadly
consequences for his smallest Guardsman; and disturbing questions
arise for the new Steward to answer, as the entire Fellowship rallies
around. Written as a group story by the PippinHealers mailing list.


In the Hands of the King (231): fantasyfan
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1373&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Happiness is a warm blanket. Aragorn cares for Frodo at Cormallen.

Wedding Nerves (48): Jay of Lasgalen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5572&cid=23427
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn is on the brink of his wedding to Arwen, and plagued by
courtiers, advisors and assistants - until Elladan and Elrohir take
control of things.

For the Want of ... (681): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5058&cid=25055
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Captains of the Army of the West have made the determination to
take the war before the Black Gate itself, and Guardsman Peregrin son
of Paladin explains to Lord Faramir why he feels compelled to be part
of the army.


The Lost Restored (59): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3966&cid=24633
Teen, Reason for Rating: References self-doubt, violence, and what
might be disturbing medical procedures.
Romance Partners: n/a
Following the destruction of the Ring several were thought lost, then
found and retrieved with the labor of many.

And in at least three cases there was surprise to find that the
wakening they experienced wasn't necessarily what they'd anticipated....


Comes the moment to decide (418): Linda hoyland
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3589932/1/Comes_the_moment_to_decide
Teen, Reason for Rating: Violence,battle scene,injuries,angst,
nightmare visions
Romance Partners: n/a
During March 3019, many choices were made,some with tragic
consequences.What led Faramir,Denethor and Aragorn to act as they did?

Sing All Ye People! (249): Raksha the Demon
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7392&SPOrdinal=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A

Stand with Faramir on the walls of Minas Tirith on the day of Sauron's
Fall, and learn what meaning he found in the message of the Eagles' song.

(originally written for a Henneth-Annun e-list Yule challenge; 600
words as counted by MS Word)

The Warmth of Morning (148): Spindle Berry
URL: http://www.west-of-the-moon.net/servlet/ReadSlashStory?storyID=671
Teen, Reason for Rating: The story has a slash pairing, and though it
does not contain explicit sexual material, there is a clearly implied
sexual relationship between the two main characters.
Romance Partners: Merry/Pippin
Pippin wakes up on the field of Cormallen, and Merry must look after him.



SubCategory: Times: Late Third Age: Gondor Drabbles

Forfeit (401): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://lady-branwyn.livejournal.com/92903.html
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Awaiting judgment for desertion and murder, Beregond faces another
difficult choice.

Steward's Trumpets (400): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://lady-branwyn.livejournal.com/122666.html
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Unsure of what he is seeking, Faramir returns to the scene of his
father's death.

What Goes Up (683): Dana
URL: http://the-danamark.livejournal.com/209694.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A simple exercise of up and down.

Recognition (481): Dwimordene
URL: http://www.dwimordenespage.org/index.php?go=7&id=34&chapter=8
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
Beneath the shield, there is a maiden - and it takes a woman to know
the truth of her. Ioreth and Éowyn, for the 2006 Advent Calendar
prompt: "Éowyn."

Tying Notes (378): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3131
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir at a reception of the Ambassador of Harad.

Tree of Knowledge (172): Nancy Brooke
URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3756
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
What Denethor cannot bring himself to tell Boromir about the quest to
Rivendell. Critically bookverse.

Msg# 9096

Check Ballot #1 - Mid Third Age (2851-3017 TA/1251-1417 SR) Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 18:11:12 Topic ID# 9096
Check Ballots for Main Category: Times: Mid Third Age


SubCategory Times: Mid Third Age: General

Lost and Found (23): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=24237
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
While searching the library for ancient scrolls, Gandalf is assisted
by the smallest scholar in Minas Tirith.

Dirt and Gold (590): Empy
URL: http://empy.livejournal.com/177743.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Implied incestuous relationship between two
consenting adults.
Romance Partners: Éomer/Éowyn (implied)
What chance does he, Gríma Wormtongue, have when his rival suitor has
the benefit of kinship? The golden siblings of the Golden Hall only
have eyes for each other, it seems.

The Skills That Keep You Alive (434): Gwynnyd
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7154&spordinal=10
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: n/a
Written for a challenge prompt on "Juggling the Jewels of Feanor." It
is not only the most obvious skills that you need to draw on. often
the most obscure things are what you need the most to survive.

The Best Sword Ever (290): Linaewen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5199
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Two men are tied together over the years by memories of the "best
sword ever," and the desire they have to see it made whole once more.

The Weight of Power (325): Nefhiriel
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3363182/1/The_Weight_of_Power
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some violence (battle/torture/death of
non-canon characters).
Romance Partners: Thengel/Morwen
Years have passed since Aragorn came to Rohan, serving under the name
of Thorongil. Now, an unknown adversary threatens Rohan--and Aragorn,
as usual, is caught up in the middle of it.

An Autumn Fair in Halabor (165): Soledad
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5692
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated for implied rape and violence. Only
mentioned.
Romance Partners: Various m/f pairings between original characters.
The Wandering Elves, led by Gildor Inglorion, visit the Autumn Fair in
Halabor. Takes place after Ch. 7 of "The Shoemaker's Daughter".



SubCategory: Times: Mid Third Age: Eriador

If You Could See What I Hear (614): Cathleen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5433
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin embarks on an adventure with his new friend, a knitted piglet
named Tulip, but wanders too far and becomes lost in the woodlands
near his family's farm. A frantic search ensues, and along the way
Pippin and Paladin learn the story of their faerie ancestor, and
discover there is an extraordinary reason for their journey.

Pippin and Tulip's Excellent Adventure (595): Cathleen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24514
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Never leave a knitted piglet unattended!

A Place for Gandalf (391): Dreamflower
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2107
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Bilbo prepares for a guest, and for some changes in his life, as Frodo
comes to live with him and Gandalf comes to visit.

Cuts Gone Wrong (156): Dwimordene
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7095
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
For a Ranger, it's hard not to take a few wrong turns when even the
right road leads to such unexpected consequences.

Meddling (695): Dwimordene
URL:
http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=810&PHPSESSID=a94dd1f5c2c79bd25f6d5ed14a9f116b
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
It may not be wise to meddle in the affairs of wizards, but sometimes
it is necessary. Gandalf finds himself in question after Aragorn's
departure for Rohan.

Star of Hope (34): Linda hoyland
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7401
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mild sexual content between a married couple
Romance Partners: Arathorn/Gilraen
Gilraen recalls a special night when she wished upon a star.

Chasing Blackie (655): Pearl Took
URL: http://stories.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23525
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin is a muddy mess and his Ma gets quite the explanation of how he
got that way.

Comfort and Joy (656): Pearl Took
URL: http://stories.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=24028
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Another from Golden's seemingly endless supply of plot bunnies:

Pippin and Merry are staying at Bag End with Frodo. Pippin can't
sleep; his feet are too cold, then too hot, then he is hungry after
which he is too full with too much energy. Write about his and his
cousin's frustrations over losing a night's sleep.

Msg# 9097

Check Ballot #1 - Modern Times Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 18:11:50 Topic ID# 9097
Check Ballots for Main Category: Times: Modern Times


SubCategory Times: Modern Times: General

National Treasure (201): Baranduin
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=466
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: M/F
Two archaeologists, husband and wife, are searching for Templar
locations in modern-day Scotland. What they find is something else.

Summer Heat (363): chaotic_binky
URL: http://lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?sid=9887&chapter=1
Mature, Reason for Rating: Violence, gore, reference to torture, death
of a character (an elfling), murder, madness and sex.
Romance Partners: Glorfindel/Erestor
Set in modern time. Glorfindel is a private detective who takes a
commission from a client he knew many years before. The client is
Erestor, who is in the middle of a murder mystery and the main
suspect. Told as a noir pulp fiction, from Glorfindel's point of view;
he uses flash backs from the past in Gondolin and Imladris to come to
terms with meeting his psychopathic long lost lover once again.

The Road Trip (410): Garnet Took
URL: http://garnet-took.livejournal.com/25916.html#cutid1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In our time, the hobbits decide to pay a cross-country visit to their
favorite fanfic writers. Strangeness ensues.

Into the Woods (593): Gloria Mundi
URL: http://viva-gloria.livejournal.com/42616.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: swearing; m/m kiss
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Sharpe
A river runs through a wood: on one side is Middle-Earth, on the other
a European battlefield ..

Trinity (51): pandemonium_213
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=132
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated Teen for coarse language.
Romance Partners: N/A
On July 19, 1945, a physicist finds himself in the Jornada del Muerto
Valley where he encounters two mysterious scientists who discuss the
responsibility and moral complexity entwined with powerful inventions.

Solid Frodo: Hobbit Espionage Action (413): Princess Artemis
URL: http://www.princessartemis.com/fiction/misc/mgslotr/msglotri.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Depiction of torture, moderate profanity
and offensive language, violence, vague sexual themes, occasional
crude humor.
Romance Partners: N/A
A parody crossover between LotR and Metal Gear Solid. Frodo, Sam,
Pippin, and Merry are trapped in Alaska and must take the place of
stealth veteran Solid Snake. They contend with killer soldiers and a
terrorist organization threatening to launch a nuclear missile on the
US. As well as bullet breathing metal dragons, invisible ninjas, fetch
quests, bottomless pockets, very big weapons, frustrated humans, one
pipe, and only ketchup and rations for second breakfast.

Dawn Twilight (182): viv
URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=231
Teen, Reason for Rating: Lots of curse words, but probably nothing
your average teen hasn't heard (and used) before.
Romance Partners: N/A
Moira Eldolen, intrepid university upperclassman, learns that not all
elves went West. Some stayed right here. Such as, for instance, her
way-to-hawt linguistics professor, one Dr. Birdsong.

Msg# 9098

Check Ballot #1 - Multi-Age Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 18:12:47 Topic ID# 9098
Check Ballots for Main Category: Times: Multi-Age


SubCategory Times: Multi-Age: General

WAR: A Promise Before Dying (55): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24484
Teen, Reason for Rating: Character death.
Romance Partners: N/A
Some promises take longer to fulfill than others. Gil-galad must wait
an entire Age to learn the outcome of one such promise. Written for
'The Tolkien Tango' challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group.

The Craft of the Elven Smith (1): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5058&cid=23940
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Fëanor/Nerdanel; Celeborn/Galadriel; Drogo/Primula;
Aragorn/Arwen
Fëanor's obsession with the Silmarils he'd created and his destructive
vow have served to rend at Aman itself, as well as leaving his family
in tatters. To help restore the balance, the Valar would see the
remaining Noldor smith within the Undying Lands at work, for much will
be needed as those now dwelling within Middle Earth fight evil as they
find it.

Fulfilling Oaths (332): Nieriel Raina
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5786&cid=24383
Teen, Reason for Rating: some violence
Romance Partners: N/A
Finrod doubts his strength after falling before Sauron's throne at
Tol-in-Gaurhoth. After Finrod's death, Beren considers the Ring of
Felagund given to his father and over the years it is passed down
until a mysterious messenger arrives in Aman.

A Day in Time (230): Pearl Took
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=24283
Teen, Reason for Rating: One character is in labor with a child and
implied sexuality.
Romance Partners: Merry/Estella, Gormadoc/Malva, Gorbadoc/Belladonna
Merry has a series of odd dreams, but were they merely dreams or an
interesting opportunity to learn about his ancestors and the meaning
of love? Written as part of a Marigold's Challenges Yule Story
exchange - written for Pippinfan1988.



SubCategory: Times: Multi-Age: Fixed-Length Ficlets

Collecting Hearts I, II, III & VI (516): Elen Kortirion
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/426585.html#cutid1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Moments of joy and sorrow in the life of Lord Elrond and his family -
prompted by playing cards and the suit 'Hearts'

Feelings of Superiority (362): Gwynnyd
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=6671
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
Answer to a challenge on 'tolerance and discrimination.' I could not
decide which culture to showcase, so here are six drabbles - three for
men and three for elves - on the topic of equality and acceptance or
lack thereof.

Flame of Life (114): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3776
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
If the Imperishable Flame could speak...

Flickers (390): Meril
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=5185
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Fëanor/Nerdanel
A collection of drabbles about Nerdanel and Fëanor.

Birthday Double Drabble (526): PipMer
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5636&cid=24919
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry wishes Pippin a happy birthday at two different points in his
life. Written for Llinos' birthday.

An Elf-lord Revealed (406): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/121401.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: References to battle and death.
Romance Partners: N/A
A series of drabbles about Glorfindel. Gandalf described him as "one
of the mighty of the Firstborn... an Elf-lord of a house of princes."
He fell during the flight from Gondolin, but Middle-earth had not done
with him. Through the long years, his fate was woven with both the
mortal and immortal branches of Turgon's line.

Possessing the greatest powers (387): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/119638.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Four drabbles about the Three Elven Rings: their forging, and what
each of the bearers felt when the One Ring was destroyed and the power
of the Rings was unmade.

Msg# 9099

Check Ballot #1 - Second and Early Third Age (pre-2850 TA/pre-1250 S Posted by aure\_enteluva July 06, 2008 - 18:13:44 Topic ID# 9099
Check Ballots for Main Category: Times: Second and Early Third Age


SubCategory Times: Second and Early Third Age: General

Long Memories (310): Bodkin
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=4474
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Why does Taryatur appear to dislike Legolas so much? Some apparently
incomprehensible feelings have their roots in memories so far distant
that only those who were there could begin to understand. As the
Valar's Host endure the last of their time east of the sea, a Noldo
makes the acquaintance of a future king of Lasgalen.

Faithful (105): Dwimordene
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3721
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
With war looming, the Prince of Dol Amroth has a decision to make.

U elyë, Ar-Pharazôn (486): Elitihien
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=1395
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Tar-Miriel's thoughts towards her husband Ar-Pharazon before the
sinking of Numenor.

The Last Messenger: A Tale of Numenor (8): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5730
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some non-graphic depiction of violence,
implied torture but nothing specific.
Romance Partners: m/f
Twenty-four years before the Downfall, Isildur lies near death after
stealing a seed of the White Tree, Nimloth, and the Valar have sent a
lone elf to the island on one final mission, a mission that may very
well cost him his life. This story features my OC Laurendil from my
story "Elf, Interrupted: Book One: Glorfindel Redux".

Nightfall (87): Jael
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7260
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated Teen for battles scenes
Romance Partners: N/A
In the aftermath of Oropher's death at the Dagorlad, Thranduil takes a
desperate gamble to prevent further loss of Great Greenwood's troops.
A sequel to The Rose in the Fisted Glove. Thranduil, Galion, Original
characters. Drama/Angst. Rated PG-13 for battle scenes.


Whatever Harm Encroached (708): Nieriel Raina
URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5752&cid=24358
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
A hunter searches for his prey in the frozen forest of Mirkwood during
the Long Winter of 2759.

Written for the Middleearth Express Prompt: Cold.



Moon of the Sea (213): pandemonium_213
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=315
Mature, Reason for Rating: Mature for sexual content.
Romance Partners: Elendil/Elendil's wife
There are any number of unnamed women in Tolkien's canon who surely
played important roles behind the scenes. One of these women is
Elendil's wife, the queen of Arnor and the mother of Isildur and
Anárion. This series of ficlets explores my interpretation of this
unsung queen.

The Strength of Men (584): Savageseraph
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/sons_of_gondor/461412.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Dark themes.
Romance Partners: Elrond/Isildur
What happened between Elrond and Isildur after Isildur refused to cast
the Ring into the fire?

A Perfect Impression (494): weepingnaiad
URL: http://parma.littlebalrog.com/viewstory.php?sid=50
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A first impression changes everything...

Msg# 9100

Re: Check Ballot #1 - Hobbits Posted by Bonnie L. Sherrell July 06, 2008 - 18:52:01 Topic ID# 9089
I'm not fully happy with "Too Many Rangers" being placed under
"Hobbits," particularly as it involves Aragorn and is much from his
POV. As it is definitely AU according to the published LOTR (we have
Strider and Trotter arguing as to who should lead the Ringbearer to
Rivendell), it should, I think, either be placed under either "AU" or
"Humor," although I'm not certain where it should be placed within
either of those categories as yet.
Bonnie L. Sherrell
Teacher at Large

"Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends." LOTR

"Don't go where I can't follow."

I mourn for this nation.

Msg# 9101

Re: Check Ballot #1 - Poetry Posted by Bonnie L. Sherrell July 06, 2008 - 18:52:03 Topic ID# 9084
What are the subcategories for poetry? Again, I'm not certain that
"The Ring that Sauron Forged," which follows the Ring throughout Its
existence, should be subcategorized under Hobbits.
Bonnie L. Sherrell
Teacher at Large

"Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends." LOTR

"Don't go where I can't follow."

I mourn for this nation.

Msg# 9102

Re: Check Ballot #1 - Mid Third Age (2851-3017 TA/1251-1417 SR) Posted by Cathleen July 06, 2008 - 19:09:14 Topic ID# 9096
I would much rather see "If You Could See What I Hear" placed under Hobbits and not General. This doesn't seem to fit with any of the sub-categories I chose.
Cathleen

aure_enteluva <melayton@gmail.com> wrote:
Check Ballots for Main Category: Times: Mid Third Age

SubCategory Times: Mid Third Age: General

Lost and Found (23): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=24237
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
While searching the library for ancient scrolls, Gandalf is assisted
by the smallest scholar in Minas Tirith.

Dirt and Gold (590): Empy
URL: http://empy.livejournal.com/177743.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Implied incestuous relationship between two
consenting adults.
Romance Partners: Éomer/Éowyn (implied)
What chance does he, Gríma Wormtongue, have when his rival suitor has
the benefit of kinship? The golden siblings of the Golden Hall only
have eyes for each other, it seems.

The Skills That Keep You Alive (434): Gwynnyd
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7154&spordinal=10
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: n/a
Written for a challenge prompt on "Juggling the Jewels of Feanor." It
is not only the most obvious skills that you need to draw on. often
the most obscure things are what you need the most to survive.

The Best Sword Ever (290): Linaewen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5199
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Two men are tied together over the years by memories of the "best
sword ever," and the desire they have to see it made whole once more.

The Weight of Power (325): Nefhiriel
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3363182/1/The_Weight_of_Power
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some violence (battle/torture/death of
non-canon characters).
Romance Partners: Thengel/Morwen
Years have passed since Aragorn came to Rohan, serving under the name
of Thorongil. Now, an unknown adversary threatens Rohan--and Aragorn,
as usual, is caught up in the middle of it.

An Autumn Fair in Halabor (165): Soledad
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5692
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated for implied rape and violence. Only
mentioned.
Romance Partners: Various m/f pairings between original characters.
The Wandering Elves, led by Gildor Inglorion, visit the Autumn Fair in
Halabor. Takes place after Ch. 7 of "The Shoemaker's Daughter".

SubCategory: Times: Mid Third Age: Eriador

If You Could See What I Hear (614): Cathleen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5433
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin embarks on an adventure with his new friend, a knitted piglet
named Tulip, but wanders too far and becomes lost in the woodlands
near his family's farm. A frantic search ensues, and along the way
Pippin and Paladin learn the story of their faerie ancestor, and
discover there is an extraordinary reason for their journey.

Pippin and Tulip's Excellent Adventure (595): Cathleen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24514
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Never leave a knitted piglet unattended!

A Place for Gandalf (391): Dreamflower
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2107
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Bilbo prepares for a guest, and for some changes in his life, as Frodo
comes to live with him and Gandalf comes to visit.

Cuts Gone Wrong (156): Dwimordene
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7095
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
For a Ranger, it's hard not to take a few wrong turns when even the
right road leads to such unexpected consequences.

Meddling (695): Dwimordene
URL:
http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=810&PHPSESSID=a94dd1f5c2c79bd25f6d5ed14a9f116b
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
It may not be wise to meddle in the affairs of wizards, but sometimes
it is necessary. Gandalf finds himself in question after Aragorn's
departure for Rohan.

Star of Hope (34): Linda hoyland
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7401
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mild sexual content between a married couple
Romance Partners: Arathorn/Gilraen
Gilraen recalls a special night when she wished upon a star.

Chasing Blackie (655): Pearl Took
URL: http://stories.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23525
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin is a muddy mess and his Ma gets quite the explanation of how he
got that way.

Comfort and Joy (656): Pearl Took
URL: http://stories.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=24028
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Another from Golden's seemingly endless supply of plot bunnies:

Pippin and Merry are staying at Bag End with Frodo. Pippin can't
sleep; his feet are too cold, then too hot, then he is hungry after
which he is too full with too much energy. Write about his and his
cousin's frustrations over losing a night's sleep.






"Beautiful, glorious Scotland, has spoilt me for every other country!"

Mary Todd Lincoln


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Msg# 9103

Re: Check Ballot # 1 - Drama Posted by Aranel Took July 06, 2008 - 19:25:06 Topic ID# 9078
RE: "Birthday Present" in Drama: General: Fixed-Length Ficlet

Drama was my Third Choice category, and I only picked it because I had to
have three and it was better than anything else available. And now that I've
read the summaries of the other "Drama - General - Fixed-Length Ficlet", I'm
pretty sure it's not a good fit at all because all of the other ficlets have
angst/violence/war/serious situations while "Birthday Present" is a schmoopy
"OMG Baby!Pippin!!!!" story, so it's kind of like a Care Bear competing with
a bunch of GI Joes in a Tough Man contest. :-\

It's 250 words, so it might even be better off competing with short stories
in Hobbits or Mid Third Age rather than competing against "dramatic" FLFs.

If it can't be moved, it's not a big deal. Just thought I'd try.

Thanks,
Aranel

On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 5:58 PM, aure_enteluva <melayton@gmail.com> wrote:

> Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Drama
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Drama: General
>
> Acquittance (337): Aprilkat
> URL: http://aprilkat.livejournal.com/148561.html
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Mention of prostitution and attendant diseases.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Outspoken young female surgeon Serindý has been falsely accused and
> exiled from Gondor by the Steward Denethor - on pain of death if she
> is found. (OFC written by surgicalsteel on Live Journal.) Good deeds
> repay in unexpected ways.
>
> The North Delving Incident (26): Dana
> URL: http://the-danamark.livejournal.com/195017.html
> Mature, Reason for Rating: Dark elements and themes: angst, violence,
> minor character death, other dark implications, and the acts of Ruffians
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A village occupied by ruffians, a year after the Scouring of the Shire
> and the Battle of Bywater, and how they are freed.
>
> Answering the Call (340): docmon
> URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=4356
> Teen, Reason for Rating: This story relates tales of when each
> character succumbs to the call of the Ring. The scenes sometimes
> result in potential violence between characters that is nevertheless
> disturbing despite not being realized. There is one scene (ch. 3)
> where there is some brief violence that is described clearly, though
> not graphically, so I have chosen Teen to err on the side of caution.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A series of (unrelated) vignettes in which each member of the
> Fellowship hears the call of the Ring - and answers it. My take on the
> big What-If, pursuing the potential in each character to take the
> Ring. Varying degrees of angst, drama, action, and perhaps a little
> more angst.
>
> Choosing (473): docmon
> URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=6040
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Three choices, three destinies. Three leaders choose the messengers to
> send to Imladris, who then become members of the Fellowship.
>
> The Consuming Darkness (467): Isil Elensar
> URL:
>
> http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=237&chapter=1
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> It is written that Tar-Miriel was too late to reach the supposed
> safety of the Meneltarma when Numenor sank into the sea. But why was
> she late? What was so important that she would risk her life, knowing
> she would not survive?
>
> Hidden Watcher (702): kitt_otter
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5846&cid=24653
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> In Moria, Legolas takes his watch and something watches him.
>
> The Return (167): Lady Bluejay
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5515
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> `Both Duilin of Morthond and his brother were trampled to death when
> they assailed the mýmakil, leading their bowmen close to shoot at the
> eyes of the monsters.' Duinhir had to return to his wife without his sons.
>
> The Last Throw (556): nau_tika
> URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3842745/1/The_Last_Throw
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Following "The Last Debate" in The Return of the King, Chapter 10
> says, "ýthe army of the West was all assembled on the Pelennor. ý All
> was now ready for the last throw."
> This is the story of the march to the Black Gate (movie and book
> verse) from the view of a family man who made the journey.
>
>
> The Dark One (411): NeumeIndil
> URL: http://word-hoarder.livejournal.com/5878.html#cutid1
> Mature, Reason for Rating: Talk of murder, torture, and invasions;
> moderately graphic M/F sex; a fist fight, coarse language and some
> more death thrown in. Much of it takes place in a whore house.
> Romance Partners: Gamling/Morwen of Gondor (OFC)
> Spring has come to Edoras, and with it, a reminder of Morwen's past
> that she did not expect. Taken with the arrival of still more refugees
> from the west of Rohan, and the seeming possession of Theoden King,
> times are dark at the top of the hill. Beset from without and
> undermined from within, the people of Rohan may only watch and wait
> while the doom of their nation looms large on the eastern horizon.
>
> Part 14 of my series "Nights in Rohan" follows Morwen of Gondor, the
> prostitute in love with Gamling, as Edoras prepares for what will be
> the War of the Ring. Featuring: Boromir II, Eomer son of Eomund, and
> Theodred son of Theoden.
>
> For Our Friends (654): Pearl Took
> URL: http://stories.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23973
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Movie based. A Golden plot bunny: what might Merry have been
> feeling/thinking as the Rohirrim approach the besieged city of Minas
> Tirith?
>
> The Visitor (174): Rowan
> URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1798
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Elanor receives an unusual visit.
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Aragorn
>
> Eagle of the Star (152): alex_quine
> URL: http://alex-quine.livejournal.com/12958.html
> Mature, Reason for Rating: Sexual Situations
> Romance Partners: Denethor/Thorongil
> A young Thorongil struggles to reconcile his growing love for Gondor
> to the part that Denethor plays in his life there.
>
>
> Home (647): alex_quine
> URL: http://alex-quine.livejournal.com/19624.html#cutid1
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Why has Theoden left Theodred to welcome his cousins to Meduseld?
>
> Generations (508): Bodkin
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5906&cid=24961
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> It is natural for parents to want their children to lead safer,
> happier lives than they did ý just as it is natural for them to
> complain about the inadequacies of the next generation. While trying
> to live up to a father who is an epic hero brings difficulties of its
> own ...
>
> Legolas in Mandos (317): Fiondil
> URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4235565/1/Legolas_in_Mandos
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Non-graphic description of battle and
> character death; implied sex between a married couple.
> Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn, Nýmo/Vairý
> Aragorn is on a mission to save more than Legolas' life... he has to
> also save his own and when the Lord of Mandos plays for souls he takes
> no prisoners. A two-part story describing Legolas' 'death' and its
> aftermath. Originally inspired by the Naked Yule Challenge at
> LOTRfanfiction.
>
> The Keys of the Realm (477): Larner
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5892
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: Hýrin of the Keys/OC wife; Faramir/ýowyn
> The Battle of the Pelennor is over, and the folk of Minas Tirith must
> deal with the aftermath. Now the Keeper of the Keys watches the
> changes happen, finding himself preparing for the Return of the King
> to Gondor.
>
> Estel I Was Called (351): Marta
> URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/41422.html
> Teen, Reason for Rating: dark themes
> Romance Partners: n/a
> "Estel I was called, but I am Aragorn, Arathorn's son, Isildur's Heir,
> Lord of the Dýnedain." Aragorn takes up his place among the Dýnedain
> after learning his true heritage.
>
> Hope comes for Estel (622): stefaniab
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5562
> General, Reason for Rating: This is a character piece, in which
> Aragorn meets Faramir for the first time since the Houses of Healing.
> It's somewhat of highly charged job interview.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Tolkien doesn't tell us about the first time Aragorn meets Faramir
> after his healing. Jackson didn't film it. Yet, this incident is the
> subject of more than a few gap fillers. Here is my version, a
> character piece set in the merge of film and book canon that I use for
> all my stories.
>
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Boromir or Faramir
>
> Farewell (127): agape4gondor
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5473&cid=23886
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Angered by Boromir's taking of the Quest, Faramir prepares to return
> to Henneth-Annun.
>
> Letters From Faramir (425): agape4gondor
> URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=4732
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Grief knows no boundaries, nor age, nor time. Letters from Faramir to
> Boromir - in hopes that he is still alive and will return. Angst.
>
> My Sword Weeps (316): agape4gondor
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5057
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Difficult times for young ones. Capture by
> Orcs. Death.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Gondor and its Steward are rocked by the death of Denethor and others.
> A journey is started from two ends of Middle-earth to try to help
> Faramir. Takes place in the year TA 2989. AU.
>
> Invisible Ink (4): alex_quine
> URL: http://alex-quine.livejournal.com/11451.html
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Romantic Situations
> Romance Partners: Faramir/Eomer
> When Faramir tries to persuade Eomer to do what Elessar wants, he
> finds himself face-to-face with a fragile world, a secret revealed and
> the promptings of his unquiet flesh.
>
>
> Enticements (266): annmarwalk
> URL: http://just-ann-now.livejournal.com/183178.html#cutid1
> Teen, Reason for Rating: M/M sexual activity (implied)
> Romance Partners: Boromir/Theodred (implied)
> " `ýalmost I should have said that she was tempting us, and offering
> what she pretended to have the power to give. It need not be said that
> I refused to listen. The men of Minas Tirith are true to their word.'
> But what he thought that the Lady had offered him Boromir did not tell."
>
> The Clear Ringing Of Silver Trumpets (278): Lithilien Quicksilver
> URL: http://lotrscrapbook.bookloaf.net/stories/01/lithilien_trumpets.html
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Violence, character death
> Romance Partners: N/A
> They say your life flashes before your eyes at the moment of death.
> What were Boromir's thoughts and feelings as he fought the greatest
> -and final - battle of his life? Movie-verse.
>
> Lingering Shadow (412): Shireling
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5889
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> As Minas Tirith celebrates the first anniversary of King's reign a
> face from the past haunts Faramir and threatens his newly found happiness.
>
> First Time (672): Sivan Shemesh
> URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3972346/1/First_Time
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> It is the first time without Finduilas around. How is the Steward's
> family dealing with the pain? And what about the nearing holiday?
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Frodo or Sam
>
> Burden (734): Ancalime8301
> URL: http://ancalime8301.fateback.com/fics/burdenindex.html
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Rating for implied non-con, hermaphrodite
> Frodo, underaged pregnancy.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Pre-Quest, a young hobbit finds himself lost and in trouble far from home.
>
> On Amon Sýl (299): Dreamflower
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4556&cid=23548
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> After the stabbing on Weathertop, from Frodo's POV...
>
> Frodo's Crosswise Verse (520): Elanor Gardner
> URL: http://www.the-green-door.net/GenFics/CrosswiseVerseII.htm
> General, Reason for Rating: Although the reader COULD read a slash
> relationship into this story, it is not overtly slash and it can be
> read either way.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A childhood promise and the rhyme it creates have an impact on the
> lives of Frodo and Sam. After the quest, Frodo is confronted with
> appalling choices, but a promise is remembered. (This story is best
> read AFTER reading Sam's Crosswise Verse.)
>
>
> Sam's Crosswise Verse (519): Elanor Gardner
> URL: http://www.the-green-door.net/GenFics/CrosswiseVerseI.htm
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A childhood promise and the rhyme it creates have an impact on the
> lives of Frodo and Sam. On the quest, Sam and his master are crosswise
> and an old promise must be kept.
>
>
> Dreams or Reality (716): Eleon Gamgee
> URL:
>
> http://www.writers-haven.net/Dreams%20or%20Reality%20by%20Eleon%20Gamgee.htm
> Teen, Reason for Rating: In Frodo's dream/vision Sam is thrown across
> the ground and seems to transform a bit into the Eye of Sauron. It's
> only a dream and Frodo does wake up.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Is Frodo dreaming again? Or is it real?
> Sam can't really be leaving him! Sam wouldn't do that!
> In complete delirium, Frodo tries to keep his grasp of reality as he
> sees what the Quest will do and even is doing to his best friend; Sam.
>
> Cold (239): febobe
> URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=852
> Teen, Reason for Rating: References to non-graphic violence.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Frodo's encounter with one of the Nine in Osgiliath proves ill for
> him, and Sam and Faramir find themselves working together in spite of
> themselves.
>
> Frodos Dremes (235): Gentle Hobbit
> URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1829&chapter=1
> Mature, Reason for Rating: This story is a series of vignettes united
> by a common theme. Chapters 1-3 have some unsettling ideas that may
> deserve a teen rating (e.g. themes of phobia or abandonment). Chapters
> 4 and 5 (a two-part vignette) contains elements of horror and no happy
> resolution. I would even suggest that this may deserve a mature
> rating. The site on which the story is located has a note to this
> effect for Chapters 4 and 5.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Those who are familiar with "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil" will
> recognize the title of this series of vignettes. In this series,
> Frodo's gift (or curse) for strange and prescient dreams will be explored.
>
> Why does he have these dreams? What do they tell him? Can he
> understand this gift? Come and explore these strange tales, and
> perhaps we will find out some of the answers together.
>
> The Blessing (228): Mews1945
> URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=451
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A wounded soldier of Gondor tells of an enounter with The Ringbearers
> when Frodo and Sam come to visit the wounded, and learns that strength
> and courage come in unexpected forms.
>
> The Heart of a Home (257): Mews1945
> URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=173&chapter=1
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Bilbo returns home from a long trip and finds a warm welcome home from
> his new heir.
>
> Promises Broken and Kept (144): periantari
> URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1781
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Merry goes through a tough time with Frodo leaving from Buckland, and
> even though Frodo writes to Merry often, Merry gets sad and lonely. He
> gradually falls very ill, but Frodo comes to nurse him better and
> makes a promises that he can keep.
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring the Noldor
>
> All That Remained (155): Allee
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5541
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Dark themes, character suicide attempt
> Romance Partners: N/A
> After Arathorn's death, Gilraen is left to pick up the pieces of her
> shattered life, but the young widow learns that grief is no stranger
> to the House of Elrond. Will pain destroy the inhabitants of the Last
> Homely House, or will it bind them together?
>
> Painting a Golden Light (364): chaotic_binky
> URL:
>
> http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/C/ChaoticBinky/PaintingAGoldenLight/_ChapterList.htm
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Non graphic description of injures after a
> war time shell blast. Haunting by the ghosts of dead soldiers.
> Romance Partners: Glorfindel/Erestor
> Story set during and just after the First World War. Glorfindel is an
> explorer who has come back to Britain and lives with the shell shocked
> war artist Erestor, in the small village of St. Michael's Leap. The
> villagers are curious about their relationship. Glorfindel looks
> forward to sailing and Erestor's sole aim is to paint, 'the perfect
> golden light'.
>
> The Scribe and the Heir (256): Dawn Felagund
> URL:
> http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=154
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Young Maedhros has recently been appointed as a King's scribe, and
> young Fingon is just coming of age. As each chooses his road in life,
> Maedhros is forced to consider his role as his father's heir and how
> his decisions might worsen the disintegrating relationship between
> Fýanor and Fingolfin.
>
> The Stranger (560): Nieriel Raina
> URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5756&cid=24999
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Inspired by Fiondil's Valar Universe. A young boy meets a stranger on
> a beach in the early 20th century.
>
> Written for the Tolkien Tango Prompt Challenge #10: Prophecies
>
>
>
> Thicker Than Water (541): Noliel
> URL:
> http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=290
> General, Reason for Rating: I gave my story a rating of General
> because it fit the guidelines provided in MEFAs description of
> ratings, and also because I did not find any content in my fic that
> could disturb a child. This story mainly deals with a father-son
> relationship, and although death is alluded to, it is not described in
> a way that could have a negative effect on a person's mind.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Celebrimbor, in Sirion, looks forward to a visit from Galadriel.
> However, her impromptu arrival brings with it the news of his father's
> death in Doriath.
>
> The Last Words (409): Rhapsody
> URL:
>
> http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=292&chapter=1
> Teen, Reason for Rating: I am rating this story as teens given the
> mature themes being discussed.
> Romance Partners: Nerdanel/Fýanor
> Nerdanel finally meets her nemesis: the one who caused the rift in her
> marriage to Fýanor. What did she had to say to them? A one-shot set in
> the bard Rising Universe.
>
> Wherever You Go (537): Tena
> URL:
> http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/T/Tena/WhereverYouGo/_ChapterList.htm
> Mature, Reason for Rating: The chapters are rated from G-NC-17. There
> are descriptions of sexual acts between mature adults. Slash and Het
> Romance Partners: Elrond/Gil galad, Elrond/Celebrian, Erestor/Glorfindel
> Elrond takes a look back at his life.
>
> Starcrossed (493): weepingnaiad
> URL: http://parma.littlebalrog.com/viewstory.php?sid=40
> Teen, Reason for Rating: occurs during war, canon-character death, slash
> Romance Partners: Cýrdan/Gil-galad, Elrond/Gil-Galad
> The raising of a falling star...
>
> Gil-galad's life from Dor-Lýmin to the Isle of Balar and then on to
> Lindon and beyond.
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Final Partings
>
> Upon the Pebbled Shore (171): aranelgoldenflower
> URL:
> http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=6972&SPOrdinal=1
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Upon the pebbled shores of the sea stand two brothers. But as the tide
> begins to turn the sound of the gulls will choose their futures.
>
> (This story is on HASA under my Author name of Peregrin Ionad. but I
> am the same person....I just used Peregrin Ionad first, and have never
> thought to change it, as I don't usually post fics as
> Aranegoldenflower and when I do I always make sure people realise it
> is the same person!)
>
> Moon Over Water (518): Avon
> URL: http://avon7.livejournal.com/134151.html#cutid1
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> On a cold moonlit night Faramir watches the river. He watches for a
> memory, for a vision, for a dream... he watches for a vigil once kept
> with his brother.
>
> Elanor of Westmarch: Still There (183): Baranduin
> URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=126
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: Elanor/Fastred
> Elanor's last meeting with Sam before he leaves Middle-earth.
>
> In The Midst Of Summer (270): Cuthalion
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5502
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Mentioning of character death and grief
> Romance Partners: N/A
> In June 1482, Samwise Gamgee has to bear the fact that his wife has
> passed away, leaving him behind. Between deep grief and bittersweet
> memories, he understands that the life he was used to is ultimately
> over, and that a new way lies ahead of him.
>
> The Tower Hills (608): DrummerWench
> URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=6182
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A gap-filler set at the very end of ROTK, as Frodo, Sam and the Elves
> travel toward the Havens. They pass through the Tower Hills, and pause
> at the Tower of Elostirion.
>
> Boromir and Teddy (113): Ithil-valon
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5653&cid=23835
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Faramir and Eomer find comfort in an unexpected way as they visit the
> burial mound of Theodred.
>
> The King's Time (333): Larner
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5058&cid=24863
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Discusses concerns related to dying, and
> looks toward Aragorn's death.
> Romance Partners: n/a
> It is now the thirtieth of Rethe by the Shire's calendar, and the Lord
> King has determined that his birthday tomorrow shall be observed in a
> most solemn manner. This evening he thinks on the passing of time....
>
>
> The Prisoner of Dol Guldur (102): Soledad
> URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=604
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated for some frightening mental images.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> After the destruction of Dol Guldur, King Thranduil of Mirkwood makes
> a terrible discovery.
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: General Drabbles
>
> Moved to Pity (366): Imhiriel
> URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2975
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: Nýmo/Vairý
> Nýmo returns shaken from his encounter with Lýthien. His wife Vairý
> tries to comfort him.
>
> Stabat Mater (666): iorhael
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4445&cid=23402
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Primula watches. Inspired by the poem <i>Stabat Mater Dolorosa</i>. A
> drabble.
>
> My Legacy (407): spookystoy
> URL:
> http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=60
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Celebrimbor believes his father left no worthwhile legacy to Arda.
> Curufin, determined to reconcile with his son and rebuild the family
> legacy, argues otherwise. (It helps to know that Celebrimbor looks
> like Weta's Daniel Falconer in this AU Fourth Age.)
>
> Creation Myths (300): Tanaqui
> URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/104113.html
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> The making of Eý and the making of the Silmarils.
>
> No Mercy (443): Tanaqui
> URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/55334.html
> Mature, Reason for Rating: Violence.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Morgoth's forces fall on the besieging armies of Elves and Men at the
> start of the Dagor Bragollach.
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: General Fixed-Length Ficlets
>
> Birthday Present (441): Aranel Took
> URL: http://aranel-took.fancrone.net/other/drabbles/birthday_present.php
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Bilbo has a gift for Pippin.
>
> Burdens (219): Meril
> URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=5728
> General, Reason for Rating: "Burdens" is about a traumatic event, but
> I believe the writing is vague enough for it to be rated "general."
> Romance Partners: N/A
> The Exiles carry many things with them on their way to Arda...
>
> Alqualondý (220): Moreth
> URL:
> http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=287
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Non-graphic violence
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Inexperience and war - two drabbles from opposing view-points.
>
> Utýlie'n Aurý (163): Nieriel Raina
> URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3688952/1/Ut_lien_Aur
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Sauron is defeated, and even far from Mordor, the victory can be felt.
> Two elves rejoice in the true passing of night.
>
> Wind of Change (47): Raksha the Demon
> URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4051
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A fierce wind sweeps across Middle-earth one day in the late Third
> Age, heralding, after hundreds of years, the instrument of a
> prophecy's completion, in three different lands.
>
> Baker's Dozen (372): Tanaqui
> URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/120418.html#cutid1
> Teen, Reason for Rating: References to adult themes, including death,
> slavery and grave robbing.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A series of 13 drabbles about some of the jobs people do in
> Middle-earth and the people who do them. Many of the drabbles were
> inspired by considering the Middle-earth equivalents of modern
> careers, and are tongue-in-cheek, but some address serious issues.
> Includes many original characters, but some interactions with canon
> characters.
>
> Saruman of Many Colours (439): Tanaqui
> URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/121899.html#cutid1
> Mature, Reason for Rating: Violence.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A collection of drabbles about Saruman and his meddlings in the West
> throughout the long years of the Third Age.
>
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Gondor Fixed-Length Ficlets
>
> The Roses of Imloth Melui (435): Aervir
> URL: http://having-written.livejournal.com/13938.html
> General, Reason for Rating: adult themes
> Romance Partners: N/A
> The life of Ioreth, a minor character from "Return of the King" and an
> (extra-)ordinary Gondorian woman, as told in ten drabbles.
>
> Night Terrors (433): Gwynnyd
> URL:
> http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7154&spordinal=6
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Written for the challenge prompt "Like a Fearful Faramir." In the
> fourth Age, even when things are going well for Faramir, he can't help
> but worry about the things that can go wrong.
>
> Messengers from the West (98): Jay of Lasgalen
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5761&cid=24791
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> From The Tale of Years: 2957-80: Aragorn undertakes his great journeys
> and errantries. As Thorongil he serves in disguise both Thengel of
> Rohan and Ecthelion II of Gondor - but was he completely isolated from
> his family? On his 40th birthday, mysterious messengers arrive from
> the West.
>
> Apart (551): Nieriel Raina
> URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3931241/1/Apart
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Two friends suffer the loss of their friendship due to their own
> foolishness, and each must find the courage to make it right. Written
> for the Middleearth Express Prompt 93: Apart
>
> A Midsummer Day's Dream (422): Raksha the Demon
> URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4044
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Are we such stuff as dreams are made of? The bounds between dream and
> waking, and life and death, are blurred on a sunny afternoon in Fourth
> Age Emyn Arnen.
>
> Moonset over Gondor (652): Raksha the Demon
> URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7468
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
> Under a bright moon, Faramir considers the gains, and the price, of peace.
>
> Heavens' Embroidered Cloths (292): Tanaqui
> URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/119276.html#cutid1
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Some mentions of battle and death
> Romance Partners: Faramir/ýowyn
> For her first mettarý in Gondor, ýowyn revives an old tradition - and
> sparks memories in her husband.
>
> Wild Swan (328): Tanaqui
> URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/119970.html
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Battle scenes, death and mild sexual innuendo
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Moments from the life of Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Hurt/Comfort
>
> Slings and Arrows (185): Ancalime8301
> URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1272
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Teen rating for hobbit injury and wound
> treatment.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Frodo suffers the consequences of not having his mithril shirt on. Mix
> of book canon and movie verse. First line provided by claudia603.
>
> Letters To A Dear Friend (670): Antane/Frodo of the Shire CoAuthors
> URL:
>
> http://www.writers-haven.net/Letters%20To%20a%20Dear%20Friend%20by%20Antane%20and%20Frodo%20of%20the%20Shire.htm
> Teen, Reason for Rating: This story deals with Frodo's struggle to
> deal with the horrific damage done to him by Sauron/the Ring, which
> was for all intents and purposes a brutal and repeated rape. There is
> no sexual content since there was no physical violation, but a rape is
> not just an assualt on the body, but on the heart and soul as well and
> it is those that Frodo struggles to come to terms with and feeling
> filthy and worthless.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> This story deals with Frodo's struggle to deal with the horrific
> damage done to him by Sauron/the Ring, which was for all intents and
> purposes a brutal and repeated rape. There is no sexual content since
> there was no physical violation, but a rape is not just an assualt on
> the body, but on the heart and soul as well and it is those that Frodo
> struggles to come to terms with and feeling filthy and worthless.
>
>
>
>
>
> Primum Non Nocere (First, Do No Harm) (628): febobe
> URL: http://www.west-of-the-moon.net/servlet/ReadGenStory?storyID=574
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated Teen for dark/frightening thematic
> references.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Sam and Frodo are presented to Eowyn for the first time. What are
> their reactions to the first woman they've met of the race of Men?
>
> A Summer Night's Peace (694): Larner
> URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3966&cid=23527
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Discusses some mature subjects--tastefully, I
> hope
> Romance Partners: N/A
> One night, not long before the Hobbits left Minas Tirith, Frodo and
> Aragorn met beneath the White Tree.
>
> A first-person narrative.
>
> At Cormallen (730): Mews1945
> URL: http://mews1945.livejournal.com/311772.html
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> After the days of waiting and worrying in Minas Tirith, Merry finally
> arrives at Cormallen where he is able to help care for his cousins and
> Sam and so begins to find healing for himself as well.
>
> The Healers from the Sea (202): Mews1945
> URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=552
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> On the voyage to Tol Eressea, when dolphins appear around the ship,
> Frodo expresses a desire to see them at closer range and his request
> is honored by Elrond, allowing Frodo a chance to experience personal
> contact with these healers from the sea.
>
> Fidelis (612): Pentangle
> URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3546109/1/Fidelis
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Character death; extreme angst in at least
> one chapter violence alluded to but not described detailed medical
> treatment
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A tale from "The Ranger Years". Two strangers test the meaning and
> depth of the friendship between Aragorn and Legolas. OC death.
>
> Out of Memory and Time (136): Shireling
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5746
> Teen, Reason for Rating: The story contains a recounting of violence
> against the main character but no graphic details.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Following the first winter of the new King's reign, events unfold that
> will have devastating consequences for Gondor and the King's closest
> companions.
>
> Loss (196): SurgicalSteel
> URL: http://surgsteelfic.livejournal.com/24976.html
> Mature, Reason for Rating: Graphic descriptions of complicated childbirth.
> Romance Partners: Halbarad/OFC
> Serinde (OFC healer from 'The King's Surgeon') gives birth to her
> third child and almost dies in the process. Her husband, Halbarad, is
> forced to desperate action to save her life.
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Incomplete
>
> Tales of the Eldandili (502): Alassiel
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5742&cid=24181
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> In the Seventh Age, the Children of Iluvatar unite to defend Arda.
> Many thanks to Fiondil for beta-reading.
>
> Apostate's Ruse (676): Calenlass Greenleaf
> URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3445523/1/Apostates_Ruse
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Angst, mentions of violence, and battle scenes.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Apostates come in every form, and their ruses are often hard to
> perceive. What happens when one sets his eyes upon Imladris? Much
> trouble for Estel, who is left baffled by Elrond's strange behavior.
> Slightly AU in that there is no Gilraen present.
>
> The Elanor Bloom (194): Claudia
> URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1160
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> On quest, a friendship develops between Frodo and Aragorn.
>
> The Wrong Path (538): Erviniae
> URL:
> http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/E/Erviniae/WrongPath/_ChapterList.htm
> Mature, Reason for Rating: The story has an R rating due to some
> sexual scenes that are important to the plot and are not very
> graphic.It's more about showing their feelings and emotions when in
> such a situation.
> Romance Partners: Erestor/Ecthelion
> Erestor and Ecthelion live in an age in Gondolin where upon same sex
> pairings are not tolerated and are forbidden by law. This follows
> their journey of forbidden love: Their path may be wrong , but to them
> it is the right one.
>
> The Heart of a Knight (335): Imhiriel
> URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=5910
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Discusses the Ring War and the events
> concerning Denethor's pyre in their physical/psychological/emotional
> consequences in non-graphic details.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> From being called a recreant to being appointed as Captain of the
> White Company ý This story takes a look at Beregond, his family and
> his friends after this change in fortune, and how they experienced the
> Return of the King and the dawning of the New Age.
>
> Kin-Strife (92): Isabeau of Greenlea
> URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=100
> Mature, Reason for Rating: Drug use in one chapter, implied
> multipartner M/M/F in one chapter, M/M sex in one chapter.
> Romance Partners: Imrahil/OMC
> Keeping nineteen-year-old Imrahil of Dol Amroth out of trouble is a
> full-time job and turns out to be beyond the ability of Andrahar of
> Umbar. What happens one night in a brothel has ramifications that
> affect the young men well into the following year, and changes their
> relationship forever.
>
> Tide of Destiny - Part One: Choices (159): Lady Bluejay
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5647
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Contains a death scene.
> Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
> An epic tale of tragedy, bravery and love. From the shores of
> Belfalas, up the valleys of the Ered Nimrais to the plains of the
> Riddermark, we follow the lives of Lothýriel of Dol Amroth, her
> brothers and ýomer of Rohan from their early years to old age.
>
>
>
> The Green Knight and the Master of Esgaroth (455): Le Rouret
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5712&cid=24091
> Mature, Reason for Rating: There are elements of rape, both
> heterosexual and homosexual, and torture in this story.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Legolas, Lord of Dol Galenehtar, has enough in Ithilien to worry him:
> His beloved Bandobras Took earning his spurs; the investiture of his
> new esquire; and Fastred son of Faramir's little romance going sour.
> But when news reaches him of the new Master of Lake Town seeking to
> stir up dissention between the Elvenking and Thorin Stonehelm of
> Erebor, Legolas and Gimli go north to their fathers' aid ... and end
> up uncovering a mystery deeper and darker than they had feared.
>
> The Rescue of Celebrian (382): NeumeIndil
> URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3512
> Mature, Reason for Rating: There has already been graphic violence and
> may be some language and sexual content that could prevent teens and
> young children from reading.
> Romance Partners: Elrond/Celebrian, Elrohir or Elladan/OFC?, if
> applicable.
> "Elrond, who had remained unwed through all his long years, now took
> to wife Celebrian, daughter of Galadriel and Celeborn of Lorien. His
> children were the twin brethren, Elladan and Elrohir, and Arwen
> Undomiel, the fairest of all the maidens of the Third Age,"ý
>
> "ýCelebrian, wife of Elrond, journeys to Lorien to visit Galadriel,
> her mother; but she is taken by Orcs in the passes of the mountains.
> She is rescued by Elrond and his sons, but after fear and torment she
> is no longer willing to remain in Middle-earth, and she departs to the
> Grey Havens and sails over Sea."
>
> (Histories of Middle Earth, vol. 12, The Peoples of Middle-earth: Part
> VIII- "The Tale of Years of the Third Age".)
>
> In the mean timeý
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Ring War Drabbles
>
> Now the Green Blade Riseth (37): annmarwalk
> URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/479872.html
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> The Gaffer is surprised by Sam's behavior following the Scouring of
> the Shire.
>
> Mournful Fords (368): Imhiriel
> URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3248
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> On his way to Isengard, Thýoden comes to the place of his son's last
> stand.
>
> The Shadow (25): Linda hoyland
> URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7334
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Did Smýagol truly perish? Sometimes Frodo wonders; for he has more
> cause to know how shadows can linger....
>
>
> ...and the sound of a battered heart, beating (690): Lindelea
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=371&cid=23731
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Frodo and Estella Bolger watch over a sleeping Fredegar.
>
> Gone Amiss (44): Raksha the Demon
> URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7448
> Teen, Reason for Rating: mention of death
> Romance Partners: N/A
> The moments after Boromir's last smile; as seen through Aragorn's eyes.
>
> Charge! (444): Tanaqui
> URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/115305.html
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Battle scenes.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A rider and his mount fight at the Battle of Pelennor Fields.
>
>
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Msg# 9104

Re: Check Ballot #1 - Humor Posted by Arthur Boccaccio July 06, 2008 - 20:02:12 Topic ID# 9080
*Humor: Valar & Maiar*
FAULT: The Doctor Is In (545): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24810
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Nýmo gets a little help in handling some of his more obstreperous charges.
Written for 'The Tolkien Tango' challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group

I understand why this was put in the category it was but I don't think it
really belongs there, but putting it in *Humor:General* would make that
category too large. Not really happy about it but I guess I can live with
it.

FIONDIL

--
"What part of 'You're dead' don't you understand?" -- Nýmo to an
Unidentified Elven Fýa giving the Lord of Mandos grief

****
Auta i lýmý! Utýlie'n aurý! ý Battle Cry of the Noldor at the Dagor Nirnaeth
Arnediad

Aurý entuluva! ý Battle Cry of Hýrin at the Dagor Nirnath Arnediad

Utýlie'n Estel ý Hope hath come


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Msg# 9105

Re: Check Ballots About to Begin Posted by Arthur Boccaccio July 06, 2008 - 20:04:52 Topic ID# 9075
Hi Marta,

I was wondering... would it be too much trouble to either bold the category
names or at least put them in ALL CAPS when you do future Check
Ballots? They blend right into the list and it's hard to find specific
categories. Just a Thought.

Arthur
--
"What part of 'You're dead' don't you understand?" -- Nýmo to an
Unidentified Elven Fýa giving the Lord of Mandos grief

****
Auta i lýmý! Utýlie'n aurý! ý Battle Cry of the Noldor at the Dagor Nirnaeth
Arnediad

Aurý entuluva! ý Battle Cry of Hýrin at the Dagor Nirnath Arnediad

Utýlie'n Estel ý Hope hath come


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Msg# 9106

Re: Check Ballots About to Begin Posted by heartofoshun@aol.com July 06, 2008 - 20:16:42 Topic ID# 9075
In a message dated 7/6/2008 8:05:08 PM Eastern Standard Time,
namondil@gmail.com writes:

Hi Marta,

I was wondering... would it be too much trouble to either bold the category
names or at least put them in ALL CAPS when you do future Check
Ballots? They blend right into the list and it's hard to find specific
categories. Just a Thought.

Arthur



I agree. I had to cut and paste them into a word document and bold them
myself to find where the categories began and ended they just ran right together
in the mail. Finally I got tired of doing it and stopped looking at them.



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Msg# 9107

Re: Check Ballot #1 - Humor Posted by Jane O. Abbott July 06, 2008 - 20:16:56 Topic ID# 9080
Hello,

Would it be possible to move “Terra Incognita” to Modern, instead of Humor?
The modern setting is a more salient characteristic than the humor (which is
very understated). I did choose humor for a second category, but only
because there wasn’t any other choice for this piece since it includes no
canon characters.

Thanks!

Branwyn



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Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2008 7:00 PM
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MEFAwards] Check Ballot #1 - Humor



Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Humor

SubCategory Genres: Humor: General

In the Van (72): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://lady- <http://lady-branwyn.livejournal.com/120144.html>
branwyn.livejournal.com/120144.html
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
An alternate-universe version of the journey of the Armies of the West
to the Black Gate, in which Legolas whines and Aragorn asks "Are we
there yet?"

The Game of Kings (28): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://www.storieso
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23893>
farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23893
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
When the wind from the north rattled the shutters, the two rangers
would sit by the fire for hours, hunched over a chessboard marked in
black and white squares.

The Weaving Cow (675): cactuskim
URL: http://www.fanficti
<http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4253114/1/The_Weaving_Cow>
on.net/s/4253114/1/The_Weaving_Cow
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A one shot Humor fic featuring Legolas and Aragorn. Starts Post-RotK,
It then jumps back in time to when Aragorn was still a young Ranger
returning from Harad. What happened on the long trip home? What is the
Weaving Cow?

Pippin (Paladin) Had a Little Lamb (629): Cathleen
URL: http://www.storieso
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24411>
farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24411
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Paladin tells Pippin the story of his own childhood friend, a stuffed
sheep named "Sammy-Lambie".

Tulip Takes a Tumble (616): Cathleen
URL: http://www.storieso
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24320>
farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24320
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
The story of how Tulip lost her button nose!

Five Hair Care Tips for Rohirrim (71): EdorasLass
URL: http://edoraslass. <http://edoraslass.livejournal.com/129625.html>
livejournal.com/129625.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Extremely important suggestions on ways a Rider of Rohan - or any
citizen of Rohan, really - might take care of his or her hair.

PROPHECY: Changing the Future (11): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storieso
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24560>
farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24560
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The Lord of Mandos is said to have uttered a Second Prophecy
concerning the End of Days, but its interpretation has been hotly
debated down through the Ages. On the eve of the departure of the
Edain for Númenor, two Men decide to do some `creative' prophesying of
their own, but it may be Námo who has the final say. Written for 'The
Tolkien Tango' challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group.

The Revenge of Curufin's Horse (139): Moreth
URL:
http://www.silmaril
<http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=302>
lionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=302
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
How Beren's 'Song of Parting' made it into the public domain... from
The Himring Codex version of 'The Tale of Beren and Lúthien'.

Full Brothers in Blood (212): Oshun
URL:
http://www.silmaril
<http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=269&
chapter=1> lionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=269&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
A story of relationships within a complicated extended family,
focusing upon an insecure, nerdy young Turgon and his idolization/envy
of his cool older brother Fingon. I've listed it here as a humor
piece, but it contains also serious inferences about the effect of
environment and family strife upon children. Written in response to a
request to write about the differences between Turgon and Fingon that
are reflected in my personal canon of stories about the House of Finwë.

The Conscience of the King (649): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.tolkienf
<http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2651>
anfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2651
Teen, Reason for Rating: reference to sexual activity between newlyweds
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
Eomer King has a bad case of big-brother blues at his sister's wedding
feast. (600 words, as counted by MS Word)

With Many "Fond" Acknowledgments (472): Thundera Tiger
URL:
http://www.henneth-
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7151&SPOrdinal=1
> annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7151&SPOrdinal=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Behind every great writer is a host of inspiring, helpful people who
are worthy of thanks. But as Samwise Gamgee discovers via the Red Book
of Westmarch, not all who offer their advice are deserving of fond
acknowledgments...

Features Sam, Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas with a cameo appearance from
Faramir.

SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Drabbles

There Was A Hobbit (111): agape4gondor
URL: http://www.storieso
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5473&cid=23130>
farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5473&cid=23130
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
A mirth-filled moment between Boromir and Haldir.

Fatherhood (547): annmarwalk
URL: http://community.
<http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/453878.html>
livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/453878.html
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Prince Imrahil pauses for a moment to consider his daughter's future.

Nine Companions (259): Aranel Took
URL: http://aranel-
<http://aranel-took.fancrone.net/other/drabbles/nine.php>
took.fancrone.net/other/drabbles/nine.php
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The Fellowship gathers after Aragorn's coronation.

Terra Incognita (723): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://www.storieso
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3016&cid=14922>
farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3016&cid=14922
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Written for the birthday of Aliana, who asked for drabbles about
discovery.

A Sea Visit (96): Elen Kortirion
URL: http://community.
<http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/482367.html#cutid1>
livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/482367.html#cutid1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn visits the Sea-elves of Belfalas

Incarnation (242): Gandalfs apprentice
URL:
http://www.henneth-
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5875&SPOrdinal=8
> annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5875&SPOrdinal=8
Teen, Reason for Rating: A passing mention of sex.
Romance Partners: N/A
A Maia copes with the downside of bodily existence.

Sharing Good News (216): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienf
<http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2974>
anfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2974
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Bilbo receives an unusual late-night visitor.

There shall be Mirth at our Meeting (377): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienf
<http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3605>
anfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3605
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A young Ranger makes a lasting impression on some inhabitants of Esgaroth.

Writer's Bloke (431): stefaniab
URL: http://www.tolkienf
<http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=933>
anfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=933
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
One of Tolkien's characters drops into Modern Earth to give a fan
fiction writer some feedback.

SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Elven Lands

Horse Sense (22): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://www.storieso
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5807&cid=24462>
farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5807&cid=24462
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
As the Fellowship prepares to leave Rivendell, Bill the Pony turns a
wary eye on one of his new travelling companions.

The Otters of Imladris (491): chaotic_binky
URL: http://community.
<http://community.livejournal.com/slashy_santa/26828.html>
livejournal.com/slashy_santa/26828.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Contains some referred to violence, rescue
of an orphaned baby animal and a relevant sex scene that concentrates
on emotional rather than explicit physical.
Romance Partners: Erestor/Haldir.
The newly-wed Erestor and Haldir rescue a baby otter and take it back
to Imladris. As their relationship progresses, so does the growing of
Celon, the baby otter. One day Celon hears the call of one who would
take him back into the wild.

Legolas' Seat (671): erobey
URL: http://www.tawarwai <http://www.tawarwaith.com/LegolasSeat1.html>
th.com/LegolasSeat1.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: The story presents lots of sexual innuendo,
one scene of violence, and mentions same-sex romances.
Romance Partners: Legolas/Gandalf, (implied) Elladan/Glorfindel
A light-hearted case of misinterpretation on Sam's part causes serious
consequences for young Legolas. During the time preceding the Council
of Elrond.

MAGIC: The Password (451): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storieso
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24417>
farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24417
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Thranduil has trouble remembering.Written for 'The Tolkien Tango'
challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group.

Here's To The King! (204): Jael
URL:
http://www.henneth-
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=6775&SPOrdinal=1
> annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=6775&SPOrdinal=1
Teen, Reason for Rating: Naughty words in Elvish describing vulgar acts
Romance Partners: N/A
A sweet, modest tale, in which Legolas deals with a difficult prisoner
in his father's dungeons and Thranduil gets a puppy. Warning for
vulgar language and themes, mostly in the Author's Notes

Orc Talk! (703): kitt_otter
URL: http://www.storieso
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5844&cid=24648>
farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5844&cid=24648
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Legolas learns a new word and his older brother learns to be more prudent.

Frogdom (192): Neilia
URL: http://www.storieso
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5618&cid=23643>
farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5618&cid=23643
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin's actual transformation into a tree frog occurs in this tale.
Then I went ahead and started writing another stand alone story about
the day of Pippin-frog.

The Right to Bear Arms (653): Pearl Took
URL: http://stories.
<http://stories.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23042>
storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23042
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In Rivendell Boromir learns a lesson about warrior hobbits.

Rivendell International Airport (345): Primsong
URL: http://lotrscrapboo
<http://lotrscrapbook.bookloaf.net/stories/serpar/airport/index.html>
k.bookloaf.net/stories/serpar/airport/index.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A humorous consideration of 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?

Bad Idea (610): StarLight9
URL: http://www.fanficti <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4313182/1/>
on.net/s/4313182/1/
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Legolas thinks that Gloin and Thranduil should meet. He is the only
one who cannot see what a bad idea this is.

SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Gondor

Surprise Inspection (207): AmandaK
URL: http://lordoftherin
<http://lordoftherings.scribblesinink.com/surprise-inspection/>
gs.scribblesinink.com/surprise-inspection/
Teen, Reason for Rating: Possibly overrated, but set to Teen for
mention of nudity.
Romance Partners: N/A
Something is not right in the city of Osgiliath.

Courage (41): annmarwalk
URL: http://www.storieso
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5888&cid=24868>
farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5888&cid=24868
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Amid the festivity of post-war Minas Tirith, Gimli faces a surprising
challenge to his own courage, and his trust in his companions.

One Summer Day (535): annmarwalk
URL: http://just- <http://just-ann-now.livejournal.com/108042.html>
ann-now.livejournal.com/108042.html
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Inspired by "The Simpsons" episode "Twenty-five Short Stories About
Springfield", here are four ficlets-by-request flowing together into
one summery tale. Prompts included "Boromir gardening", "Boromir and
Faramir relaxing", "Prince Imrahil cooking" and "Mag up to something".

Best Three Falls, No Gouging (587): Brigantine
URL: http://brigantine1. <http://brigantine1.livejournal.com/17310.html>
livejournal.com/17310.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Implied m/m or m/m/f relations.
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir interrupts a bit of a brawl.

Thoughtful Company (16): EdorasLass
URL: http://www.storieso
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4727&cid=21022>
farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4727&cid=21022
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Nanny overhears a conversation concerning dragons between young
Faramir and Mithrandir

The Vase that was Broken (417): Linda hoyland
URL: http://www.henneth-
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7407>
annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7407
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
A boisterous game that Aragorn and Eldarion play has dramatic
consequences.

Hide the Knives (485): Nieriel Raina
URL: http://www.storieso
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5756&cid=24957>
farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5756&cid=24957
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Not all things spoken in the heat of the moment are truly what we
mean. Aragorn and Arwen seek each others forgiveness. Written for the
Tolkien Tango Prompt #9: Reconciliation.

Eldarion (510): Sivan Shemesh
URL:
http://www.henneth-
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5925&SPOrdinal=1
> annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5925&SPOrdinal=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Eldarion is missing, and Elessar faces his greater fear, while the
Queen is away.

Thawing Lily (30): Soubrettina
URL: http://henneth-
<http://henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=4953>
annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=4953
Mature, Reason for Rating: Sex (depicted but not graphic)
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
An 'alternative' courtship of Eowyn.

Fine Art for Future Generations (561): stefaniab
URL:
http://www.thelasts
<http://www.thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1938&chapter=1>
hip.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1938&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating: It's family-friendly fluff, with a bit of
satire thrown in.
Romance Partners: N/A
A trip to the museum with Eldarion and Elboron to expose them to fine
art causes Arwen to experience a peculiar flashback.

This story was part of the 2007 Yule Challenge at the Henneth-Annun
Yahoo Group, in which writers were asked to write stories surrounding
pieces of Tolkien Calendar art of varying quality.

SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets

Eight Weeks (273): Dwimordene
URL: http://lotrfanficti <http://lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?sid=6642>
on.com/viewstory.php?sid=6642
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
Eight weeks, eight hundred words, and a lengthy contest of wills pits
Boromir against the combined forces of his father and brother. A
humorous drabble cycle.

Bears With Honey (243): Gandalfs apprentice
URL:
http://www.henneth-
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5875&spordinal=6
> annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5875&spordinal=6
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Some women just have special husbands...a little vignette about a
fanfic writer and Mrs. Beorn.

Sour Milk (521): Linda hoyland
URL:
http://www.thelasts
<http://www.thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1839&chapter=1>
hip.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1839&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
When the new King's expression turns the milk sour,the cats of Minas
Tirith decide that something must be done.

Giving Gifts (426): Marta
URL: http://telperion- <http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/41734.html>
fic.livejournal.com/41734.html
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Imrahil and Denethor, on creative gift-giving.

The Captain's New Clothes (421): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.freewebs
<http://www.freewebs.com/rakshathedemon99/newclothes.htm>
.com/rakshathedemon99/newclothes.htm
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Captain Faramir learns how hard it is to refuse a gift, however
inappropriate, from a well-meaning relative. Definitely AU, and 500
words as counted by MS Word.

Care to Ride My Hot-Rod Fell Beast? (180): viv
URL: http://www.openscro
<http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3421>
lls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3421
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Witch King of Angmar; Eowyn
Tell me if you've heard this one: A witch king, a furry hobbit, and a
girl-impersonating-a-soldier all walked onto a field....

The witch-king's take on the hard, cold world of dating.

Some Confusion in Accounts (276): viv
URL: http://www.openscro
<http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3701>
lls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3701
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mature themes
Romance Partners: Galadriel, Celeborn
Modern-day reporter Susan continues her interviews of elves in
Valinor, this time questioning Galadriel herself. Apparently, there
was some confusion in Tolkien's various descriptions of elf behavior,
and Susan wants to get it right.

SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Shire

Labour Pains (483): Aratlithiel
URL: http://www.lightind <http://www.lightindarkplaces.net/LabourPains.html>
arkplaces.net/LabourPains.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Vague sexual innuendo
Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie
Sam picks the *worst* times to heal the Shire

Beggar's Night (15): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://www.storieso
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23764>
farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23764
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin and Merry introduce the Fellowship to a harvest-time tradition
observed by the Shirefolk. Written for the "Six Days of Spooky Challenge."

Pippin and the Incredible Shrinking Piglet (241): Cathleen
URL: http://www.storieso
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24853>
farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24853
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Pippin worries that Tulip will shrink after his mother's warning not
to put her in the bathtub with him.

Tulip's Tale (615): Cathleen
URL: http://www.storieso
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24241>
farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24241
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
While visiting Bag End, Pippin and Tulip want to hear a story but
Pippin does all of the talking!

Dirty Jobs (232): Pearl Took
URL: http://www.storieso
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23568>
farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23568
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
What has happened to Paladin Took and his family that has caused his
only son, Pippin, to start doing odd jobs for hobbits who live around
Whitwell? He is doing a good job, but talk in the taverns and inns is
that the family is going broke.

Took Broth (543): Pearl Took
URL: http://www.storieso
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23567>
farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23567
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Hobbits love to eat, but they can be distrustful of things they've
never had. As the new Mayor of the Shire, Sam isn't going to have any
choice about eating the Took Broth - no matter how it's made!

SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Valar & Maiar

DISGUISE: Emissaries (56): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storieso
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24775>
farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24775
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
As Darkness rises once again in Middle-earth, the Valar discuss a
mission for some of their People to undertake. Written for 'The
Tolkien Tango' challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group.

FAULT: The Doctor Is In (545): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storieso
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24810>
farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24810
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Námo gets a little help in handling some of his more obstreperous
charges. Written for 'The Tolkien Tango' challenge at the Leaf and
Stone Yahoo Group

I Ain't Got Nobody (568): Ignoble Bard
URL:
http://www.silmaril
<http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=339>
lionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=339
Mature, Reason for Rating: slash, character death
Romance Partners: Glorfindel/Namo
Glorfindel can't seem to stay away from Mandos.

A Fair Trial (403): Maeve Riannon
URL:
http://www.silmaril
<http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=87>
lionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=87
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
At the end of the First Age, Sauron refused to submit to the judgement
of the Valar. But, whose fault was it? And was he really alone in his
decision? Maia humour.

Young Fëanáro Makes A Stone (77): Oshun
URL:
http://www.silmaril
<http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=235>
lionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=235
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Highly speculative account of how the Elessar gem might have been
fabricated. Contains Fëanor as a precocious apprentice and Aulë as his
wise and patient mentor/master.

Switch (562): Tena
URL: http://www.ofelvesa
<http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/T/Tena/Switch.htm>
ndmen.com/Stories/T/Tena/Switch.htm
Mature, Reason for Rating: Consensual sex described between mature
adult males
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Legolas
The Valar switch Legolas and Estel's bodies.





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Msg# 9108

Re: Check Ballots About to Begin Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 06, 2008 - 20:52:04 Topic ID# 9075
Hi Arthur and Oshun,

What I do is copy the check ballots directly from a page in the website,
so for *me* to change the text would be quite a bit of work; however, I
will speak to Tanaqui and Aranel about whether it is possible for the
website I copy from to be changed. Thanks for letting me know this was a
problem.

In the meantime, would it be helpful if I posted a list just of the
titles and authors in each subcategory, none of the other information?

Marta

heartofoshun@aol.com wrote:
>
>
>
> In a message dated 7/6/2008 8:05:08 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> namondil@gmail.com <mailto:namondil%40gmail.com> writes:
>
> Hi Marta,
>
> I was wondering... would it be too much trouble to either bold the category
> names or at least put them in ALL CAPS when you do future Check
> Ballots? They blend right into the list and it's hard to find specific
> categories. Just a Thought.
>
> Arthur
>
> I agree. I had to cut and paste them into a word document and bold them
> myself to find where the categories began and ended they just ran right
> together
> in the mail. Finally I got tired of doing it and stopped looking at them.
>

Msg# 9109

Re: Check Ballots About to Begin Posted by Bonnie L. Sherrell July 06, 2008 - 21:00:20 Topic ID# 9075
Listing just title and author could well help us figure out where each
story is currently categorized, Marta. I agree--I had to look several
times to figure out where each story fit.
Bonnie L. Sherrell
Teacher at Large

"Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends." LOTR

"Don't go where I can't follow."

I mourn for this nation.

Msg# 9110

Re: Check Ballots About to Begin Posted by Arthur Boccaccio July 06, 2008 - 21:03:10 Topic ID# 9075
Hi Marta,

If the category titles can't be altered at this point (let's remember this
for NEXT YEAR) I think the story title, author and URL is all that is
necessary. If people need to they can always refer to the MEFA site for
additional information. I think most objections are going to be from authors
rather than other people and authors already know what their stories are
about.

Fiondil
--
"What part of 'You're dead' don't you understand?" -- Nýmo to an
Unidentified Elven Fýa giving the Lord of Mandos grief

****
Auta i lýmý! Utýlie'n aurý! ý Battle Cry of the Noldor at the Dagor Nirnaeth
Arnediad

Aurý entuluva! ý Battle Cry of Hýrin at the Dagor Nirnath Arnediad

Utýlie'n Estel ý Hope hath come


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Msg# 9111

Re: Check Ballots About to Begin Posted by heartofoshun@aol.com July 06, 2008 - 21:06:33 Topic ID# 9075
In a message dated 7/6/2008 8:52:22 PM Eastern Standard Time,
melayton@gmail.com writes:

In the meantime, would it be helpful if I posted a list just of the
titles and authors in each subcategory, none of the other information?




That would be easier to read. But, then, people wouldn't know if their
stories were similar or not (actually, might save the MEFA admin a lot of
trouble--people like me would have to work a lot harder if they wanted to see if they
felt they had been miscategorized! LOL!)



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Msg# 9112

Re: Check Ballots Posted by linaewen0 July 06, 2008 - 21:16:14 Topic ID# 9075
I just wanted to say thanks for all this work! I am very pleased with
my categories; all were as I originally chose, except for one, and
that turned out to be a much better subcategory under the main
category than I had originally chosen! I never thought of it as a
possibility, actually, so hats off to the category committee.

A possible hint for those who are having trouble finding where their
tales are placed -- I get the emails from the group in Digest form, so
all I had to do was run a search on the page for all ocurrances of
"Linaewen." I was able to find each of my categories easily. That
may not help, though, if you don't have your group notifications set
up that way!

Linaewen

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "aure_enteluva" <melayton@...> wrote:
>
> Hey guys,
>
> The other volunteers and I have successfully sorted all of this year's
> nominations into categories and subcategories. Thank you to Elliska,
> Inkling, and Rhonda for your help on this. And also, thank you to
> Tanaqui and Aranel Took for all of the technical advancements that
> made that easier this year.
>
> I will begin posting the first round of check ballots shortly. If you
> have not read it already, I encourage you to check out last week's
> educational post, which can be found at
>
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/message/9065
>
> for important information about the checkballots. I also want to make
> a brief comment about poetry.
>
> This year, there were only twenty-two poems nominated. There were a
> few poems that we could not place in either of the three category
> choices selected by the author. The other categorizers and I discussed
> categorizing poems with non-poem nominations (like we did with the few
> WIPs in a similar situation), but decided that it was more important
> that poems compete against other poems than that they compete against
> other entries of a similar genre, race, or time period.
>
> For this reason, all of the poems are competing in the "Genres:
> Poetry" main category. So far as it was possible, we divided this
> category into subcategories based on the poems' category selections.
> For instance, we have a Genres: Poetry: Hobbits subcategory, where all
> the entries selected Poetry as their story type and Hobbits as one of
> their category choices. Genres: Poetry also has a Drama and Late Third
> Age subcategory, as well as a General subcategory for poems that
> didn't fit in either Hobbits, Drama, or Late Third Age.
>
> ********************
>
> One other thing before we get going. Some authors are unsure of what
> main categories their stories are using. Your story should be in one
> of the three main categories you selected (unless we've discussed the
> situation by email in the last two weeks); you can find your category
> choices by logging in to www.mefawards.net/MEFA2008/ and clicking the
> "View your nominated stories" link. This will bring up a list of your
> nominated stories, complete with the three category choices you
> selected, listed in your order of preference.
>
> If you prefer to not look through all of the ballots or cannot find
> your nomination, just ask and I will let you know where your stories
> are competing.
>
> Now on with the ballots!
>
> Marta
> (MEFA Admin.)
>

Msg# 9113

Re: Check Ballots Posted by Dawn Felagund July 06, 2008 - 21:28:45 Topic ID# 9075
On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 10:16 PM, linaewen0 <marggrenawalt@sbcglobal.net>
wrote:
> A possible hint for those who are having trouble finding where their
> tales are placed -- I get the emails from the group in Digest form, so
> all I had to do was run a search on the page for all ocurrances of
> "Linaewen."

Another way to make searching for your nominations easier, if you're not
reading on digest ...

Log into Yahoo! and go to the group's page:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/

About midway down is a search box. Choose Advanced:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/msearch_adv

For *Subject,* select "contains" and type "check ballot"

For *Message Body,* select "contains" and type your penname (e.g., "dawn
felagund").

This should return a nice and neat list of all the check ballots where you
are mentioned, which makes it much easier to find yourself. I just tested it
for myself and Oshun, and it worked great.

And I have to add my accolades to the categorization volunteers! I get weak
in the knees just thinking of the effort it must take to put all of those
stories into tidy categories. Speaking for myself, I am pleased with how
each and every one of my nominations was categorized. Wonderful work! :)

Dawn

--
~oOo~
Dawn Felagund
www.silmarillionwritersguild.org


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Msg# 9114

Re: Check Ballots Posted by denistonr July 06, 2008 - 21:30:46 Topic ID# 9075
Thank you! I actually sort of enjoy it, it's like putting a puzzle
together. :)

Radbooks


> And I have to add my accolades to the categorization volunteers! I
get weak
> in the knees just thinking of the effort it must take to put all of
those
> stories into tidy categories. Speaking for myself, I am pleased with how
> each and every one of my nominations was categorized. Wonderful work! :)
>
> Dawn
>
> --
> ~oOo~
> Dawn Felagund
> www.silmarillionwritersguild.org
>
>
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>

Msg# 9115

Re: Check Ballots Posted by denistonr July 06, 2008 - 21:31:34 Topic ID# 9075
Thanks, Linaewn!

Radbooks

> I just wanted to say thanks for all this work! I am very pleased with
> my categories; all were as I originally chose, except for one, and
> that turned out to be a much better subcategory under the main
> category than I had originally chosen! I never thought of it as a
> possibility, actually, so hats off to the category committee.
>

Msg# 9116

Re: Check Ballot #1 - Mid Third Age (2851-3017 TA/1251-1417 SR) Posted by denistonr July 06, 2008 - 21:48:02 Topic ID# 9096
Hi Cathleen!

I went and looked again at your story, "If You Could See What I Hear"
to see why we had placed it where we did and if it could be moved,
etc. Mid-Third Age was your first choice for sub-category which is
why it was placed here. Hobbits was your second choice, and Drama was
third. (see copied information below) I don't think we'll be able to
move it as there are very few stories in this sub-category.

However, I don't think it's placed too poorly as it's not in the
General category but the Times:Mid Third Age: Eriador sub-category.
You have another hobbit story here, Pearl Took has two hobbit stories
, Dreamflower has a hobbit story, and then there are 3 stories with
men that are also set in Eriador.

I will speak with the other categorizers, but it will be difficult, if
not impossible to move it.

Radbooks


Cathleen Times: Mid Third Age: 2851 - 3017 TA | Races: Hobbits |
Genres: Drama
Story Setting: Tookland - Whitwell
Characters for Categorization: Pippin Took
Events and Time Periods: (3) 2968-3018: Births and childhoods of
Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin
Sub-Genres and Poetic Form: angst, childhood, family




> I would much rather see "If You Could See What I Hear" placed under
Hobbits and not General. This doesn't seem to fit with any of the
sub-categories I chose.
> Cathleen
>
> aure_enteluva <melayton@...> wrote:
> Check Ballots for Main Category: Times: Mid Third Age
>
>

Msg# 9117

Re: Check Ballots About to Begin Posted by Viv July 06, 2008 - 22:49:31 Topic ID# 9075
Just wanted to thank y'all for posting these check ballots. I now have a nifty list of numbers for stories I want to read. :)

viv

http://www.livejournal.com/users/spacellama


















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Msg# 9118

Check Ballot - Simplified Version Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 06, 2008 - 23:46:30 Topic ID# 9118
Hey guys,

Some people have requested a check ballot with only the titles, authors'
names, and the subcategory they are competing in - no links, no ratings,
no summaries. Here it is.

Marta



+++++++++++++++++
GENRES: ADVENTURE
+++++++++++++++++


SubCategory Genres: Adventure: General
**************************************
Balm (459): Armariel
Dragons In The Trollshaws (170): Bodkin
Dangerous Folk (546): Budgielover
The Mariner's Son (329): cairistiona
Lost (226): Claudia
Pip-napped! (669): Dreamflower/Lindelea CoAuthors
Dol Amroth Yule (295): Isabeau of Greenlea
Symbols of Love (130): Larner
Fennas Haradren (280): Linaewen
--and it was done (527): Neoinean

SubCategory: Genres: Adventure: Incomplete
******************************************
With Hope and Without Hope (466): docmon
The Wanderer (627): Lackwit
Eagle of the Star (327): Neoinean
To See A World (330): Nightwing
The Web of Darkness (101): Soledad
Tarnished Ivory (464): Yavie Feels Pretty


++++++++++++++++++++++++++
GENRES: ALTERNATE UNIVERSE
++++++++++++++++++++++++++


SubCategory Genres: Alternate Universe: General
***********************************************
Eucatastrophe: The Return (617): Dreamflower
As the Tide by the Moon (9): EdorasLass
Above All Shadows (492): Ignoble Bard
Untold Tales of the Mark: The Banishment of Éomer (206): Katzilla
Two Prisoners (724): Lord Branwyn
Homeward Bound (430): Werecat


SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Angst/Tragedy
******************************************************
Shadow King (227): Claudia
Bitter May (265): Cuthalion
In The Darkness Of My Dreaming (284): Cuthalion
For What I Wait (125): Dawn Felagund
Clear Conscience (The Clear Shot Remix) (680): Dreamflower
Five things that never happened to Nerdanel (389): Meril
Five Things that Never Happened to Serinde of Dol Amroth (222):


SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Drabbles
*************************************************
No Man's Land (726): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
Wave-Singer (33): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
Last Stroke (465): Elena Tiriel
Least Expected (512): Imhiriel
The Least of Rings (621): Marta
Alter/native (478): Tanaqui
Spoiled (119): Tanaqui


SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Incomplete
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Arranged Marriage (725): Claudia
Land of the Moon (308): Claudia
Murder The Dawn (383): crowdaughter
The Search For Middle-earth (346): Jules14
Lothíriel - The Tenth Walker, Book 2 (567): juno_magic
Pippin-Frog For A Day (115): Neilia


SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets
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A Path of Wisdom (641): Dana
The Edge of the Knife (274): Dwimordene
Return (399): Elleth
Homecoming (706): Isabeau of Greenlea
The Pirate (674): Sivan Shemesh
Wounds of a Friend (710): Sivan Shemesh


SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Steward's Family
*********************************************************
Bitter Sweet (536): annmarwalk
The Price of Pity (373): celticbard
The King's Colors (482): Dwimordene
Parth Galen (705): Isabeau of Greenlea
A Great Evil Unmade (267): Linaewen
The Prisoner of Time (313): Raksha the Demon


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GENRES: DRAMA
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SubCategory Genres: Drama: General
**********************************
Acquittance (337): Aprilkat
The North Delving Incident (26): Dana
Answering the Call (340): docmon
Choosing (473): docmon
The Consuming Darkness (467): Isil Elensar
Hidden Watcher (702): kitt_otter
The Return (167): Lady Bluejay
The Last Throw (556): nau_tika
The Dark One (411): NeumeIndil
For Our Friends (654): Pearl Took
The Visitor (174): Rowan


SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Aragorn
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Eagle of the Star (152): alex_quine
Home (647): alex_quine
Generations (508): Bodkin
Legolas in Mandos (317): Fiondil
The Keys of the Realm (477): Larner
Estel I Was Called (351): Marta
Hope comes for Estel (622): stefaniab


SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Boromir or Faramir
********************************************************
Farewell (127): agape4gondor
Letters From Faramir (425): agape4gondor
My Sword Weeps (316): agape4gondor
Invisible Ink (4): alex_quine
Enticements (266): annmarwalk
The Clear Ringing Of Silver Trumpets (278): Lithilien Quicksilver
Lingering Shadow (412): Shireling
First Time (672): Sivan Shemesh


SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Frodo or Sam
**************************************************
Burden (734): Ancalime8301
On Amon Sûl (299): Dreamflower
Frodo's Crosswise Verse (520): Elanor Gardner
Sam's Crosswise Verse (519): Elanor Gardner
Dreams or Reality (716): Eleon Gamgee
Cold (239): febobe
Frodos Dremes (235): Gentle Hobbit
The Blessing (228): Mews1945
The Heart of a Home (257): Mews1945
Promises Broken and Kept (144): periantari


SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring the Noldor
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All That Remained (155): Allee
Painting a Golden Light (364): chaotic_binky
The Scribe and the Heir (256): Dawn Felagund
The Stranger (560): Nieriel Raina
Thicker Than Water (541): Noliel
The Last Words (409): Rhapsody
Wherever You Go (537): Tena
Starcrossed (493): weepingnaiad


SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Final Partings
******************************************
Upon the Pebbled Shore (171): aranelgoldenflower
Moon Over Water (518): Avon
Elanor of Westmarch: Still There (183): Baranduin
In The Midst Of Summer (270): Cuthalion
The Tower Hills (608): DrummerWench
Boromir and Teddy (113): Ithil-valon
The King's Time (333): Larner
The Prisoner of Dol Guldur (102): Soledad


SubCategory: Genres: Drama: General Drabbles
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Moved to Pity (366): Imhiriel
Stabat Mater (666): iorhael
My Legacy (407): spookystoy
Creation Myths (300): Tanaqui
No Mercy (443): Tanaqui


SubCategory: Genres: Drama: General Fixed-Length Ficlets
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Birthday Present (441): Aranel Took
Burdens (219): Meril
Alqualondë (220): Moreth
Utúlie'n Aurë (163): Nieriel Raina
Wind of Change (47): Raksha the Demon
Baker's Dozen (372): Tanaqui
Saruman of Many Colours (439): Tanaqui


SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Gondor Fixed-Length Ficlets
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The Roses of Imloth Melui (435): Aervir
Night Terrors (433): Gwynnyd
Messengers from the West (98): Jay of Lasgalen
Apart (551): Nieriel Raina
A Midsummer Day's Dream (422): Raksha the Demon
Moonset over Gondor (652): Raksha the Demon
Heavens' Embroidered Cloths (292): Tanaqui
Wild Swan (328): Tanaqui


SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Hurt/Comfort
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Slings and Arrows (185): Ancalime8301
Letters To A Dear Friend (670): Antane/Frodo of the Shire CoAuthors
Primum Non Nocere (First, Do No Harm) (628): febobe
A Summer Night's Peace (694): Larner
At Cormallen (730): Mews1945
The Healers from the Sea (202): Mews1945
Fidelis (612): Pentangle
Out of Memory and Time (136): Shireling
Loss (196): SurgicalSteel


SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Incomplete
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Tales of the Eldandili (502): Alassiel
Apostate's Ruse (676): Calenlass Greenleaf
The Elanor Bloom (194): Claudia
The Wrong Path (538): Erviniae
The Heart of a Knight (335): Imhiriel
Kin-Strife (92): Isabeau of Greenlea
Tide of Destiny - Part One: Choices (159): Lady Bluejay
The Green Knight and the Master of Esgaroth (455): Le Rouret
The Rescue of Celebrian (382): NeumeIndil


SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Ring War Drabbles
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Now the Green Blade Riseth (37): annmarwalk
Mournful Fords (368): Imhiriel
The Shadow (25): Linda hoyland
...and the sound of a battered heart, beating (690): Lindelea
Gone Amiss (44): Raksha the Demon
Charge! (444): Tanaqui


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GENRES: HORROR
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SubCategory Genres: Horror: General
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The Other (27): Dana/Lindelea CoAuthors
The Dark of Night (484): Ellie
Maglor's Harp (660): Ford of Bruinen
Silenced (31): Illwynd
The Houseless (178): Jael
The Ritual Disturbed (68): Larner
I Can Feel It! (673): Sivan Shemesh


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GENRES: HUMOR
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SubCategory Genres: Humor: General
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In the Van (72): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
The Game of Kings (28): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
The Weaving Cow (675): cactuskim
Pippin (Paladin) Had a Little Lamb (629): Cathleen
Tulip Takes a Tumble (616): Cathleen
Five Hair Care Tips for Rohirrim (71): EdorasLass
PROPHECY: Changing the Future (11): Fiondil
The Revenge of Curufin's Horse (139): Moreth
Full Brothers in Blood (212): Oshun
The Conscience of the King (649): Raksha the Demon
With Many "Fond" Acknowledgments (472): Thundera Tiger


SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Drabbles
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There Was A Hobbit (111): agape4gondor
Fatherhood (547): annmarwalk
Nine Companions (259): Aranel Took
Terra Incognita (723): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
A Sea Visit (96): Elen Kortirion
Incarnation (242): Gandalfs apprentice
Sharing Good News (216): Imhiriel
There shall be Mirth at our Meeting (377): Imhiriel
Writer's Bloke (431): stefaniab


SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Elven Lands
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Horse Sense (22): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
The Otters of Imladris (491): chaotic_binky
Legolas' Seat (671): erobey
MAGIC: The Password (451): Fiondil
Here's To The King! (204): Jael
Orc Talk! (703): kitt_otter
Frogdom (192): Neilia
The Right to Bear Arms (653): Pearl Took
Rivendell International Airport (345): Primsong
Bad Idea (610): StarLight9


SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Gondor
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Surprise Inspection (207): AmandaK
Courage (41): annmarwalk
One Summer Day (535): annmarwalk
Best Three Falls, No Gouging (587): Brigantine
Thoughtful Company (16): EdorasLass
The Vase that was Broken (417): Linda hoyland
Hide the Knives (485): Nieriel Raina
Eldarion (510): Sivan Shemesh
Thawing Lily (30): Soubrettina
Fine Art for Future Generations (561): stefaniab


SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets
******************************************************
Eight Weeks (273): Dwimordene
Bears With Honey (243): Gandalfs apprentice
Sour Milk (521): Linda hoyland
Giving Gifts (426): Marta
The Captain's New Clothes (421): Raksha the Demon
Care to Ride My Hot-Rod Fell Beast? (180): viv
Some Confusion in Accounts (276): viv


SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Shire
*********************************
Labour Pains (483): Aratlithiel
Beggar's Night (15): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
Pippin and the Incredible Shrinking Piglet (241): Cathleen
Tulip's Tale (615): Cathleen
Dirty Jobs (232): Pearl Took
Took Broth (543): Pearl Took


SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Valar & Maiar
*****************************************
DISGUISE: Emissaries (56): Fiondil
FAULT: The Doctor Is In (545): Fiondil
I Ain't Got Nobody (568): Ignoble Bard
A Fair Trial (403): Maeve Riannon
Young Fëanáro Makes A Stone (77): Oshun
Switch (562): Tena


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GENRES: LONGER WORKS
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SubCategory Genres: Longer Works: General
*****************************************
The Work of Small Hands (352): Dawn Felagund
Wars of the Valar (3): Fiondil
The Blessing (511): Golden/Pearl Took CoAuthors
A New Day (35): Oshun
The King's Surgeon (90): SurgicalSteel
Healing the Long Cleeve (133): TopazTook


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GENRES: MYSTERY
+++++++++++++++


SubCategory Genres: Mystery: General
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Amara (236): Claudia
The Citadel (732): Claudia
Fait Accompli (381): Ignoble Bard
The Secret of the Wooden Wall (630): Lily
The Six-Fingered Glove Mystery (522): shirebound
The Vault of the Dead (103): Soledad
Dead Steward's Gift (572): stefaniab


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GENRES: NON-FICTION
+++++++++++++++++++


SubCategory Genres: Non-Fiction: General
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Name Calling: Group Identity and the Other among First Age Elves (322):
Angelica
On Hobbits (457): Aratlithiel
The Myth of the One Ring's Power (532): Dreamflower
On Canon and Fanfic (123): Marta
Arvedui v. Pelendur (277): Roh Wyn
Tolkien's Parish: The Canonical Middle-earth (91): Steuard Jensen


SubCategory: Genres: Non-Fiction: Character Studies
***************************************************
One Step More - The Heroism of Frodo Baggins (395): ConnieMarie
A Woman in Few Words: The Character of Nerdanel and Her Treatment in
Canon and Fandom (107): Dawn Felagund
The Importance of Being Bilbo (686): Dreamflower
Galdor: An Elf By Any Other Name.... (475): Marta
Pride and Despair: A Defense of Ecthelion's Son (624): Marta
Aulë the Smith (530): Oshun


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GENRES: POETRY
++++++++++++++


SubCategory Genres: Poetry: General
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Elrond's Farewell (269): Armariel
I Married for Love (661): Ford of Bruinen
Philosophia to Philomythus and Misomythus (50): pandemonium_213
Yrch Song (564): Phyncke
Temptation (416): Princess Artemis


SubCategory: Genres: Poetry: Drama
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Answers (458): Armariel
The Bridge (429): Armariel
25 Rethe, S.R. 1422: The Three Travellers Remember (679): Dreamflower
Merry on the Pelennor Fields (720): Primsong
Call of the Dream (402): Queen Galadriel
Maglor's Song (398): Robinka
Galadriel Remembers (583): Savageseraph


SubCategory: Genres: Poetry: Hobbits
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Shire (469): Aranel Took
The Gardener Speaks (428): Armariel
Bearer of the Ring (396): ConnieMarie
By Ship or Grave (618): Larner
The Ring That Sauron Forged (645): Larner


SubCategory: Genres: Poetry: Late Third Age
*******************************************
Rebirth (471): Aranel Took
Three Songs (301): Lindelea
Weathertop (597): Primsong
The Search (501): rhyselle
Boromir at the Bat (632): White Gull


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GENRES: ROMANCE
+++++++++++++++


SubCategory Genres: Romance: General
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Coming Home to Crickhollow (445): calanthe11
Cinnamon and Chocolate (264): Cuthalion
As Close As (88): Dana
Midnight (18): EdorasLass
And Whisper You to This Earth (151): Lady Elina
Miquan Melave (319): Marta
Rose, Rose, Rose (619): White Gull


SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Drabbles
**************************************
Call of the Wild (94): annmarwalk
Loving a Book Lover (721): Avon
Men of the Twilight (209): Elena Tiriel
Bibliophile (370): Imhiriel
Taking Roots (367): Imhiriel
Home is where the heart is (505): Linda hoyland
My Precious (14): SheBit


SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Elven Lands
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Coming Home (233): brindlemom2
The Dance (128): Dawn Felagund
Not Yet (712): erobey
Arwen in the Afternoon (244): Gandalfs apprentice
A Perfect World (248): mistycracraft
A Harmony In Autumn (49): Oshun
Early Winter at Himring Hill (79): Oshun
In Dreams (609): Phyncke


SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Gondor
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One Equal Temper of Heroic Hearts (334): Gwynnyd
A Dream Come True (162): Lady Bluejay
Waterloo (158): Lady Bluejay
A Maid Waiting (691): Larner
Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair (405): Marta
Arwen (359): Neoinean
Summer's Lease (650): Raksha the Demon
Wonderful Tonight (320): Violin Ghost


SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets
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Rich and Fair (548): annmarwalk
The Wedding Gift (40): annmarwalk
Diamonds For Forever I, II & III (515): Elen Kortirion
The Turning Wheel (517): Elen Kortirion
Wife of the Thain (513): LA Knight
Leather (297): Marta
The Blessing of the Waters (61): Raksha the Demon
Celevon a Mallen (279): Tanaqui
Handy With A Sword (437): Tanaqui
Gently Held (6): viv


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RACES: CROSS-CULTURAL
+++++++++++++++++++++


SubCategory Races: Cross-Cultural: General
******************************************
The Haradric Whore and Her Son (124): annmarwalk/EdorasLass CoAuthors
A Moment in the Morning in Bree (731): Budgielover
On Far Fields (106): Dwimordene
Silver Blossoms Blown (646): Ignoble Bard
Feet That Wander (576): Linaewen
Dorwinion Wine (663): Lindelea
Yule Tails (303): Pearl Took
Sing My Worth Immortal (168): Perelleth
Worlds Within Worlds (237): Rubynye


SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Elves and Men
*************************************************
And so our friendship began... (281): Amarok
The Legend of the Grey Riders (176): Jay of Lasgalen
To Give Hope (456): peredhil lover
A Little Misunderstanding (275): Radbooks
At the Last Minute (544): rhyselle
Not One of Us (542): StarLight9
First Name Terms (311): The Lady of Light
Seas of Fate (487): Thundera Tiger


SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Fixed-Length Ficlets
********************************************************
There and Back (89): Dana
Light of the Westering Sun (126): Dawn Felagund
Another Prometheus (85): Gandalfs apprentice
A Meeting in the Tower Hills (374): Imhiriel
A Large Bold Hand (10): Jay of Lasgalen
Epiphany (293): Larner
Where the Sky Kisses the Horizon, There My Dreams Lie (689): Lindelea
Lost Love (271): Tanaqui
Star-songs of the Eorlingas (291): Tanaqui


SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Friendship
**********************************************
A Cat in King Elessar's Court (66): agape4gondor
A White Coverlet to Cool a Hobbit's Toes (73): Claudia
And all was made ready (427): Dreamflower
Good King Elessar (2): Dreamflower
In Good Company (20): foxrafer (csevans8)
A Friend's Hug (142): Golden
Heart of the Wood (60): Kenaz
Jewels of Light (394): Larner
A Dainty Dish (722): Linda hoyland
Shelter From the Storm (315): SlightlyTookish


SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Frodo and Faramir
*****************************************************
Labour of Love (733): Aprilkat
Many Branches (420): Baranduin
Sun (223): Claudia
Of First Impressions and Old Friends (146): Dreamflower
Concerning Walls (112): Larner
Put Aside Your Doubt (187): sophinisba solis


SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Post-Ring War
*************************************************
A Great Cause for Concern (682): Alassante
The Onion Riddle (13): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
Parting Gifts (452): Fiondil
The Misty Month (454): Le Rouret
Dance of the Deer and Mûmak (559): Nieriel Raina
Frodo's Pointed Ears (729): sophinisba solis


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RACES: DWARVES
++++++++++++++


SubCategory Races: Dwarves: General
***********************************
Trading Pledges (339): Adaneth
Of Old It Was Not Darksome (70): EdorasLass
The Dwarves Treasure (312): eiranae
Tonight We Are Alive (504): Eyborg
As Was Dwarven Tradition (553): Nieriel Raina
Bombur's Diet (677): Primsong


SubCategory: Races: Dwarves: Drabbles
*************************************
Hammer (468): Aranel Took
Home (533): Aranel Took
Sunset Gates (342): Ignoble Bard
O Kheled-zâram fair and wonderful! (354): Imhiriel
Dreamscape (442): Tanaqui


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RACES: ELVES
++++++++++++


SubCategory Races: Elves: General
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Healing (419): Bodkin
The Ghost in the Garden (272): Dawn Felagund
Out of the Blue (205): Jael
Wayward Sons (408): Jael
Footsteps in Time (76): Keiliss
To Be A King (252): Keiliss
Risk Assessment (665): pandemonium_213
Blue (563): red lasbelin
Even Legends Fade (555): Star In Ruin


SubCategory: Races: Elves: Drabbles
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Unwilling (64): Elena Tiriel
A Race, To Be Like Me (375): Imhiriel
Forsaken (369): Imhiriel
Blood and Iron (122): Ribby
House of Ransom (657): Robinka
The Sky Is Over (83): Robinka
The Lowest Circle (449): Tanaqui
The War of Wrath (120): Tanaqui


SubCategory: Races: Elves: Family
*********************************
Shadows (698): Bodkin
Essecarmë (247): Dawn Felagund
Elflings (348): Jael
The Librarian (700): Jay of Lasgalen
And Then There Was Cake, or Begetting Day Horrors (540): Klose
The Water's Song (707): Nieriel Raina


SubCategory: Races: Elves: House of Elrond
******************************************
Comfort (161): Bodkin
Silver Rain (589): Empy
Spaces in the Heart (251): Keiliss
Star's End (283): Keiliss
My Shining Stars (371): Oshun
The Littlest Warrior (552): RavensWing14337


SubCategory: Races: Elves: House of Finwe
*****************************************
A Smile (321): Aria
Noldolantë (253): Dawn Felagund
Five Fires (736): Elleth
My Oaths I Will Keep (298): Encaitariel
WOUNDS: Invisible Scars (57): Fiondil
Circle of Silver (717): Keiliss
Denial (80): Oshun
In absentia (84): Robinka


SubCategory: Races: Elves: Incomplete
*************************************
A Darkness Lies behind Us (190): Bodkin
Journeys of Vása (140): Dawn Felagund
In This Far Land (191): Encaitariel
Prior Claim: The Sons of Elrond Series (648): Eresse
Crumbling Walls (662): Ford of Bruinen
Don't Explain (289): gwidhiel
Nerdanels Sons (659): Istarnie
Ionnath-Estel ( The Sons Of Hope ) (318): Kenaz
Lessons from the Mountain (221): MithLuin
Adar & Ion (582): Sivan Shemesh


SubCategory: Races: Elves: Mirkwood Elves
*****************************************
In Search of Stillness (704): Bodkin
A Problem Shared (169): Dot
King Stag (86): Jael
Twentynine White Horses (557): Jael
Free To Live (701): Nieriel Raina
Seaworthy (349): Thundera Tiger


SubCategory: Races: Elves: Noldor Fixed-Length Ficlets
******************************************************
Out, Damn'd Spot! Out, I Say! (260): Alassante
All these hands (534): Elitihien
Ghost (218): Elleth
Refuge (423): Raksha the Demon
Midwinter Thoughts (570): Rhapsody
Vengeance's Folly (718): Rhapsody


SubCategory: Races: Elves: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets
*****************************************************
Love at First Sight (432): Gwynnyd
Spiced Wine On A Snowy Day (558): Nieriel Raina
The Queen's Gift (697): Queen Galadriel
Undivided (46): Raksha the Demon
Duty, Honour, Country (81): Rhapsody


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RACES: HOBBITS
++++++++++++++


SubCategory Races: Hobbits: General
***********************************
The Westering Fire (200): Aprilkat
The Language of Waves (193): Claudia
Edledhron (392): Elanor Silmarien
Harmony (195): Elwen
Tolo Dan Na Ngalad (735): Elwen
The Last Summer (143): Golden
Too Many Rangers (116): Larner
Lock Out (307): pippinfan88
Feeling Safe (633): shirebound


SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Childhood
**************************************
Trouble at Bag End (728): Angiet
Lily Took (147): Cathleen
The Five Rules of Cooking (523): GamgeeFest
The Quest for the Hairless Cat (524): GamgeeFest
A Hobbity Wizard (596): Golden
A Promise (149): Golden
A Matter of Ill Reputation (210): Lily
The Making of a Ringbearer I: Adrift (145): obelia medusa


SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Family
***********************************
Elanor of Westmarch: The Return (78): Baranduin
Yule at Great Smials (566): Dreamflower
A Treasured Piece of Cloth (600): Golden
Not Quite Any Other Day (631): Pearl Took
Grandmum's Button Box (135): pippinfan88
The Last Dance (397): pippinfan88


SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Friendship
***************************************
I Can't (24): Antane
Between Childhood and Coming of Age (141): Dreamflower
I Give You a Rainbow (571): Golden
The Dancing Lesson (664): Lindelea
The Making of a Ringbearer II: Anchored (189): obelia medusa
A Taste of Home (138): Pearl Took
Pippin's Secret (599): shirebound


SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Hurt/Comfort
*****************************************
Secrets (229): Aprilkat
Small Strengths (238): Elwen
The Ribbon (336): Gentle Hobbit
O Merry Mine (636): Larner
Of Cake and Crumbs and Distant Dreams (688): Lindelea
Rude Awakening (692): Lindelea
Dark Dreams (550): SlightlyTookish


SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Incomplete
***************************************
That Fate Them Bore (476): Cara Loup
Turning Points (357): Cathleen
In This These Days of Glory (640): Dana
The Autumn of His Discontent (157): jodancingtree
When Trouble Came (109): Lily
Dreamflower's Bunny (644): Lindelea
The Farmer's Son (509): Lindelea
A Time to Hope (302): PipMer
Keep Him Secret, Keep Him Safe (643): shirebound


SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Post-Ring War
******************************************
Five Turnings of the Year (685): Dana
Candles (460): Gentle Hobbit
The Flute (150): Golden
Regarding Ents (525): PipMer
Summer's End (380): pippinfan88
A Warm Sun Shining (727): shirebound
Some Seasons (199): sophinisba solis


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RACES: MEN
++++++++++

SubCategory Races: Men: General
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In Passing (104): Altariel
Portrait of a Queen (338): Aruthir
Destiny (592): Cinzia
Reparation (296): Isabeau of Greenlea
Seeking the Sun (488): Linda hoyland
Only Water in Your Veins (154): Michelle
Tower of the Moon (577): Nath
The Stolen Child (197): SurgicalSteel
The Night's Eye (343): Vana Tuivana


SubCategory: Races: Men: General Drabbles
*****************************************
Nothing Less (606): Archet
A Moment Away (474): Elen Kortirion
This crown of stars (586): Fawsley
Battle upon the Quays (376): Imhiriel
Return of the King (355): Imhiriel
Relief (446): Tanaqui


SubCategory: Races: Men: General Fixed-Length Ficlets
*****************************************************
Of Dreams... (7): Avon
Hearts of Stone (12): Elen Kortirion
Pulling the Wool (95): Elen Kortirion
Trajectory (153): Galadriel
Legacy (500): Raksha the Demon
Another Country (438): Tanaqui
Songs of Innocence and Experience (440): Tanaqui


SubCategory: Races: Men: Gondor Drabbles
****************************************
Deliverance (285): Imhiriel
Pirates Ye Be Warned (353): Imhiriel
Autumn (489): Linda hoyland
Summer Nights (344): Marta
Tangled Webs (100): Ribby
Second Best (384): Tanaqui


SubCategory: Races: Men: Minas Tirith
*************************************
Wizards' Pupils (108): Altariel
Confidence (38): annmarwalk
Celebrity (635): Bodkin
Restoration (19): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
I Stand No Longer Alone (62): Larner
Music hath Charms (361): Linda hoyland
Playing with Fire (21): Linda hoyland
Before You Go (506): Nancy Brooke
Engineering (696): SurgicalSteel


SubCategory: Races: Men: Pre-Ring War Fixed-Length Ficlets
**********************************************************
The Portrait (288): agape4gondor
The Chieftain of the Dunedain (623): Avon
A Fitting Occupation (601): Radbooks
The Fire of Hope (625): Raksha the Demon
Your Father Loves You (424): Raksha the Demon
Things as they were in all the days of my life (393): Tanaqui


SubCategory: Races: Men: Steward's Family
*****************************************
Leaving Home (39): annmarwalk
Dark Dreams (282): Avon
The Nag (347): celticbard
Daybreak (591): Cinzia
Child of Hope (97): Galadriel
Consolation (341): Isabeau of Greenlea
Shall We Dance? (93): Isabeau of Greenlea
Chance Encounter (5): przed
Scholarship (43): Raksha the Demon
Brotherhood (261): Violin Ghost


+++++++++++++++++++
RACES: OTHER BEINGS
+++++++++++++++++++


SubCategory Races: Other Beings: General
****************************************
Dispelling the Fog (642): fantasyfan
BRIDGE: Pá Valaraucar ar Námier (415): Fiondil
Old Man Willow (314): Nath
Meant to Be (137): Pearl Took
Seven Sisters (388): Pearl Took
Seven Stones and Seven Stars and One White Tree (121): shirebound


+++++++++++++++
RACES: VILLAINS
+++++++++++++++


SubCategory Races: Villains: General
************************************
The Making of Werewolves (42): Ignoble Bard
Dark Light (585): Makamu
Wormtongue (240): Mariole
Cat's Paws (58): pandemonium_213
The Apprentice (52): pandemonium_213
The Captain's Mare (575): The Lauderdale


SubCategory: Races: Villains: Fixed-Length Ficlets
**************************************************
Gifts (594): Gloria Mundi
Cold Be Hand and Heart and Bone (286): Imhiriel
Black Memory (603): mrkinch
The Waker (287): Nancy Brooke
Broken Star (54): pandemonium_213
Expert Treasure Hunter (447): Tanaqui
Orc Dreams (448): Tanaqui


++++++++++++++++++++++++++
TIMES: FIRST AGE AND PRIOR
++++++++++++++++++++++++++


SubCategory Times: First Age and Prior: General
***********************************************
Choices (184): brindlemom2
Stars of the Lesser (74): Dawn Felagund
Surprise (131): Dawn Felagund
Wind and Fire (539): elfscribe
GOBLINS: The Heralds Summons (53): Fiondil
NIGHT and FOREST: A Glimpse of Beauty (554): Fiondil
Hearts Like the Sea (36): Ignoble Bard
The Nightingale (404): Maeve Riannon
Kementari (99): Marta
The Last Stand (82): Rhapsody


SubCategory: Times: First Age and Prior: House of Finwe
*******************************************************
An Ordinary Woman (32): Dawn Felagund
Discretion (254): Dawn Felagund
One Last Wish (323): Dawn Felagund
If I Had One Wish (658): Ellie
Like Roses over a Fence (110): Ellie
Vodka (714): Ford of Bruinen
The Pillar Perished Is (356): Imhiriel
A Sleep Over (160): Phyncke
Courage (69): rhyselle


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
TIMES: FOURTH AGE AND BEYOND
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


SubCategory Times: Fourth Age and Beyond: General
*************************************************
Hope Remains (118): Baggins Babe
When the King Came Back (514): Cathleen
Where Shadows Lay No More (358): Cathleen
Riding the Waves (211): Claudia
Rekindling (255): Dawn Felagund
Look Not With Longing (479): Dwimordene
Somewhere I Have Never Traveled (578): Fiondil
Aftermaths and Consequences (268): Gwynnyd
Faeries (304): Pearl Took
Seeing Stars (360): Raksha the Demon
Tales from Tol Eressëa (214): shirebound


SubCategory: Times: Fourth Age and Beyond: Fixed-Length Ficlets
***************************************************************
Journey's End (234): Ignoble Bard
Fit for a King (217): Imhiriel
The Birthday Blessing (687): Larner
No Regrets (490): Linda hoyland
Old Friends (651): Marta
Birthday Outing (386): Tanaqui
Supporting Acts (436): Tanaqui


+++++++++++++++++++++
TIMES: LATE THIRD AGE
+++++++++++++++++++++


SubCategory Times: Late Third Age: General
******************************************
My Brother. My Captain. My King. (602): Amarok
Captain of Mordor (626): draylon
Drawing the Eye (569): Linda hoyland
They Also Serve (365): Marta
Hold To Hope (709): Nieriel Raina
Before the Black Gate (45): Raksha the Demon
Chance Encounter (203): Telcontar Rulz
Oathbreakers (470): Thundera Tiger
The Dooming of Small Hands (639): Thundera Tiger
Promise and Sorrow (607): Virtuella


SubCategory: Times: Late Third Age: General Fixed-Length Ficlets
****************************************************************
Loudwater (63): Adaneth
The Kindly Airs (480): Dwimordene
Renewal (208): Elena Tiriel
The Journey (604): foxrafer (csevans8)
Reflections in the Smoke (294): Raksha the Demon
Stewards (450): Tanaqui
The World Is Changing (719): Tanaqui


SubCategory: Times: Late Third Age: Gondor
******************************************
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream (496): Ariel/Auntie
Meesh/Budgielover/Cathleen/Dreamflower/Gryffinjack/kellyfrankenfield/Lindelea/Pearl
Took/Rosie Took/SlightlyTookish CoAuthors
In the Hands of the King (231): fantasyfan
Wedding Nerves (48): Jay of Lasgalen
For the Want of ... (681): Larner
The Lost Restored (59): Larner
Comes the moment to decide (418): Linda hoyland
Sing All Ye People! (249): Raksha the Demon
The Warmth of Morning (148): Spindle Berry


SubCategory: Times: Late Third Age: Gondor Drabbles
***************************************************
Forfeit (401): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
Steward's Trumpets (400): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
What Goes Up (683): Dana
Recognition (481): Dwimordene
Tying Notes (378): Imhiriel
Tree of Knowledge (172): Nancy Brooke


++++++++++++++++++++
TIMES: MID THIRD AGE
++++++++++++++++++++


SubCategory Times: Mid Third Age: General
*****************************************
Lost and Found (23): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
Dirt and Gold (590): Empy
The Skills That Keep You Alive (434): Gwynnyd
The Best Sword Ever (290): Linaewen
The Weight of Power (325): Nefhiriel
An Autumn Fair in Halabor (165): Soledad


SubCategory: Times: Mid Third Age: Eriador
******************************************
If You Could See What I Hear (614): Cathleen
Pippin and Tulip's Excellent Adventure (595): Cathleen
A Place for Gandalf (391): Dreamflower
Cuts Gone Wrong (156): Dwimordene
Meddling (695): Dwimordene
Star of Hope (34): Linda hoyland
Chasing Blackie (655): Pearl Took
Comfort and Joy (656): Pearl Took


+++++++++++++++++++
TIMES: MODERN TIMES
+++++++++++++++++++


SubCategory Times: Modern Times: General
****************************************
National Treasure (201): Baranduin
Summer Heat (363): chaotic_binky
The Road Trip (410): Garnet Took
Into the Woods (593): Gloria Mundi
Trinity (51): pandemonium_213
Solid Frodo: Hobbit Espionage Action (413): Princess Artemis
Dawn Twilight (182): viv


++++++++++++++++
TIMES: MULTI-AGE
++++++++++++++++


SubCategory Times: Multi-Age: General
*************************************
WAR: A Promise Before Dying (55): Fiondil
The Craft of the Elven Smith (1): Larner
Fulfilling Oaths (332): Nieriel Raina
A Day in Time (230): Pearl Took


SubCategory: Times: Multi-Age: Fixed-Length Ficlets
***************************************************
Collecting Hearts I, II, III & VI (516): Elen Kortirion
Feelings of Superiority (362): Gwynnyd
Flame of Life (114): Imhiriel
Flickers (390): Meril
Birthday Double Drabble (526): PipMer
An Elf-lord Revealed (406): Tanaqui
Possessing the greatest powers (387): Tanaqui


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
TIMES: SECOND AND EARLY THIRD AGE
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


SubCategory Times: Second and Early Third Age: General
******************************************************
Long Memories (310): Bodkin
Faithful (105): Dwimordene
U elyë, Ar-Pharazôn (486): Elitihien
The Last Messenger: A Tale of Numenor (8): Fiondil
Nightfall (87): Jael
Whatever Harm Encroached (708): Nieriel Raina
Moon of the Sea (213): pandemonium_213
The Strength of Men (584): Savageseraph
A Perfect Impression (494): weepingnaiad

Msg# 9119

Re: Check Ballot #1 - Poetry Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 06, 2008 - 23:51:25 Topic ID# 9084
Hi Larner,

The subcategories in poetry are

Genres: Poetry: General
Genres: Poetry: Drama
Genres: Poetry: Hobbits
Genres: Poetry: Late Third Age

We placed it in Genres: Poetry: Hobbits because you selected Hobbits as
one of your category choices (your third-choice category), and because
you selected three hobbits as "characters for categorization" (meaning
that they could be used as the basis for setting up subcategories).
Since there are only five poems in Genres: Poetry: Hobbits, if I move
this poem it will make that category nonviable. Therefore I'd rather not
move it if that can be avoided.

Thanks,

Marta

Bonnie L. Sherrell wrote:
>
>
> What are the subcategories for poetry? Again, I'm not certain that
> "The Ring that Sauron Forged," which follows the Ring throughout Its
> existence, should be subcategorized under Hobbits.
> Bonnie L. Sherrell
> Teacher at Large
>
> "Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the
> very wise cannot see all ends." LOTR
>
> "Don't go where I can't follow."
>
> I mourn for this nation.

Msg# 9120

Re: Check Ballots About to Begin Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 06, 2008 - 23:55:40 Topic ID# 9075
Bonnie L. Sherrell wrote:
>
>
> Listing just title and author could well help us figure out where each
> story is currently categorized, Marta. I agree--I had to look several
> times to figure out where each story fit.
> Bonnie L. Sherrell
> Teacher at Large
>

Hi Bonnie,

That is a good point re: making it easier to find your stories in the
finished lists. I did post a list of just titles and authors. You can
think of it like an index for the full check ballots.

Btw, I posted it as message #9118, with the subject "Check Ballot -
Simplified Version".

Marta

Msg# 9121

Re: Check Ballot #1 - Mid Third Age (2851-3017 TA/1251-1417 SR) Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 07, 2008 - 0:02:54 Topic ID# 9096
Hi Cathleen,

I see that Radbooks already replied to this, but I will just explain a
little further. We placed your story in the Times: Mid Third Age main
category because that is what you selected as your first choice. We then
divided up the stories in that main category into two subcategories -
General and Eriador. Eriador actually included quite a few Shire stories
as well as three stories about the Men of the North. While you did not
select Eriador on your form, you *did* select Shire - Eriador is just
the general region that the Shire is in.

In future years, if you feel a story should compete only against Hobbits
stories, please select Hobbits as your first-choice category. That way
we can try to honor that request.

Thanks,

Marta

Cathleen wrote:
>
>
> I would much rather see "If You Could See What I Hear" placed under
> Hobbits and not General. This doesn't seem to fit with any of the
> sub-categories I chose.
> Cathleen
>

> SubCategory: Times: Mid Third Age: Eriador
>
> If You Could See What I Hear (614): Cathleen

[snip]

Msg# 9122

Re: Check Ballots About to Begin Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 07, 2008 - 0:22:59 Topic ID# 9075
You are most welcome, Viv!

Marta

Viv wrote:
>
>
> Just wanted to thank y'all for posting these check ballots. I now have a
> nifty list of numbers for stories I want to read. :)
>
> viv
>

Msg# 9123

Re: Check Ballot #1 - Hobbits Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 07, 2008 - 0:26:52 Topic ID# 9089
Hi Larner,

Thank you for being upfront about your concerns, because it gives me the
opportunity to explain why we did things the way we did. Hopefully that
will help you understand things this year, and make the best choices for
your stories for future years as well.

I just looked at the information for "Too Many Rangers," and you chose
Hobbits as your first-choice category selections. From a volunteer's
perspective, your story was actually very well placed - we put it
precisely where you told us to. In the future, you (and everyone!)
should select as their first-choice category the place you would most
like your piece to be categorized.

Since it was placed in your first-choice category, I'm not quite
comfortable moving it to a new category. The more stories we move
around, the harder it is to make future moves; and also, it is hard to
allow some moves where an author was placed in its first category, and
not allow others. That's why I prefer not to move stories unless we have to.

So for those reasons, I think I prefer leaving it in Hobbits. Thanks for
your cooperation.

Marta

Bonnie L. Sherrell wrote:
>
>
> I'm not fully happy with "Too Many Rangers" being placed under
> "Hobbits," particularly as it involves Aragorn and is much from his
> POV. As it is definitely AU according to the published LOTR (we have
> Strider and Trotter arguing as to who should lead the Ringbearer to
> Rivendell), it should, I think, either be placed under either "AU" or
> "Humor," although I'm not certain where it should be placed within
> either of those categories as yet.
> Bonnie L. Sherrell
> Teacher at Large

Msg# 9124

Re: Check Ballot - Simplified Version Posted by Elena Tiriel July 07, 2008 - 0:46:36 Topic ID# 9118
Oh, thank you for this, Marta!

This simplified version of the check ballots is sooooo much easier to use to
find the (very appropriate) categories that my own drabbles were placed in.

And please pass along my thanks to whoever came up with this brilliant idea!

- Barbara ;-)



On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 9:43 PM, melayton@gmail.com <melayton@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hey guys,
>
> Some people have requested a check ballot with only the titles, authors'
> names, and the subcategory they are competing in - no links, no ratings,
> no summaries. Here it is.
>
> Marta
>
>
>
> +++++++++++++++++
> GENRES: ADVENTURE
> +++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Adventure: General
> **************************************
> Balm (459): Armariel
> Dragons In The Trollshaws (170): Bodkin
> Dangerous Folk (546): Budgielover
> The Mariner's Son (329): cairistiona
> Lost (226): Claudia
> Pip-napped! (669): Dreamflower/Lindelea CoAuthors
> Dol Amroth Yule (295): Isabeau of Greenlea
> Symbols of Love (130): Larner
> Fennas Haradren (280): Linaewen
> --and it was done (527): Neoinean
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Adventure: Incomplete
> ******************************************
> With Hope and Without Hope (466): docmon
> The Wanderer (627): Lackwit
> Eagle of the Star (327): Neoinean
> To See A World (330): Nightwing
> The Web of Darkness (101): Soledad
> Tarnished Ivory (464): Yavie Feels Pretty
>
>
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> GENRES: ALTERNATE UNIVERSE
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Alternate Universe: General
> ***********************************************
> Eucatastrophe: The Return (617): Dreamflower
> As the Tide by the Moon (9): EdorasLass
> Above All Shadows (492): Ignoble Bard
> Untold Tales of the Mark: The Banishment of Éomer (206): Katzilla
> Two Prisoners (724): Lord Branwyn
> Homeward Bound (430): Werecat
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Angst/Tragedy
> ******************************************************
> Shadow King (227): Claudia
> Bitter May (265): Cuthalion
> In The Darkness Of My Dreaming (284): Cuthalion
> For What I Wait (125): Dawn Felagund
> Clear Conscience (The Clear Shot Remix) (680): Dreamflower
> Five things that never happened to Nerdanel (389): Meril
> Five Things that Never Happened to Serinde of Dol Amroth (222):
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Drabbles
> *************************************************
> No Man's Land (726): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> Wave-Singer (33): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> Last Stroke (465): Elena Tiriel
> Least Expected (512): Imhiriel
> The Least of Rings (621): Marta
> Alter/native (478): Tanaqui
> Spoiled (119): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Incomplete
> ***************************************************
> Arranged Marriage (725): Claudia
> Land of the Moon (308): Claudia
> Murder The Dawn (383): crowdaughter
> The Search For Middle-earth (346): Jules14
> Lothíriel - The Tenth Walker, Book 2 (567): juno_magic
> Pippin-Frog For A Day (115): Neilia
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets
> *******************************************************************
> A Path of Wisdom (641): Dana
> The Edge of the Knife (274): Dwimordene
> Return (399): Elleth
> Homecoming (706): Isabeau of Greenlea
> The Pirate (674): Sivan Shemesh
> Wounds of a Friend (710): Sivan Shemesh
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Steward's Family
> *********************************************************
> Bitter Sweet (536): annmarwalk
> The Price of Pity (373): celticbard
> The King's Colors (482): Dwimordene
> Parth Galen (705): Isabeau of Greenlea
> A Great Evil Unmade (267): Linaewen
> The Prisoner of Time (313): Raksha the Demon
>
>
> +++++++++++++
> GENRES: DRAMA
> +++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Drama: General
> **********************************
> Acquittance (337): Aprilkat
> The North Delving Incident (26): Dana
> Answering the Call (340): docmon
> Choosing (473): docmon
> The Consuming Darkness (467): Isil Elensar
> Hidden Watcher (702): kitt_otter
> The Return (167): Lady Bluejay
> The Last Throw (556): nau_tika
> The Dark One (411): NeumeIndil
> For Our Friends (654): Pearl Took
> The Visitor (174): Rowan
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Aragorn
> *********************************************
> Eagle of the Star (152): alex_quine
> Home (647): alex_quine
> Generations (508): Bodkin
> Legolas in Mandos (317): Fiondil
> The Keys of the Realm (477): Larner
> Estel I Was Called (351): Marta
> Hope comes for Estel (622): stefaniab
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Boromir or Faramir
> ********************************************************
> Farewell (127): agape4gondor
> Letters From Faramir (425): agape4gondor
> My Sword Weeps (316): agape4gondor
> Invisible Ink (4): alex_quine
> Enticements (266): annmarwalk
> The Clear Ringing Of Silver Trumpets (278): Lithilien Quicksilver
> Lingering Shadow (412): Shireling
> First Time (672): Sivan Shemesh
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Frodo or Sam
> **************************************************
> Burden (734): Ancalime8301
> On Amon Sûl (299): Dreamflower
> Frodo's Crosswise Verse (520): Elanor Gardner
> Sam's Crosswise Verse (519): Elanor Gardner
> Dreams or Reality (716): Eleon Gamgee
> Cold (239): febobe
> Frodos Dremes (235): Gentle Hobbit
> The Blessing (228): Mews1945
> The Heart of a Home (257): Mews1945
> Promises Broken and Kept (144): periantari
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring the Noldor
> ************************************************
> All That Remained (155): Allee
> Painting a Golden Light (364): chaotic_binky
> The Scribe and the Heir (256): Dawn Felagund
> The Stranger (560): Nieriel Raina
> Thicker Than Water (541): Noliel
> The Last Words (409): Rhapsody
> Wherever You Go (537): Tena
> Starcrossed (493): weepingnaiad
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Final Partings
> ******************************************
> Upon the Pebbled Shore (171): aranelgoldenflower
> Moon Over Water (518): Avon
> Elanor of Westmarch: Still There (183): Baranduin
> In The Midst Of Summer (270): Cuthalion
> The Tower Hills (608): DrummerWench
> Boromir and Teddy (113): Ithil-valon
> The King's Time (333): Larner
> The Prisoner of Dol Guldur (102): Soledad
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: General Drabbles
> ********************************************
> Moved to Pity (366): Imhiriel
> Stabat Mater (666): iorhael
> My Legacy (407): spookystoy
> Creation Myths (300): Tanaqui
> No Mercy (443): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: General Fixed-Length Ficlets
> ********************************************************
> Birthday Present (441): Aranel Took
> Burdens (219): Meril
> Alqualondë (220): Moreth
> Utúlie'n Aurë (163): Nieriel Raina
> Wind of Change (47): Raksha the Demon
> Baker's Dozen (372): Tanaqui
> Saruman of Many Colours (439): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Gondor Fixed-Length Ficlets
> *******************************************************
> The Roses of Imloth Melui (435): Aervir
> Night Terrors (433): Gwynnyd
> Messengers from the West (98): Jay of Lasgalen
> Apart (551): Nieriel Raina
> A Midsummer Day's Dream (422): Raksha the Demon
> Moonset over Gondor (652): Raksha the Demon
> Heavens' Embroidered Cloths (292): Tanaqui
> Wild Swan (328): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Hurt/Comfort
> ****************************************
> Slings and Arrows (185): Ancalime8301
> Letters To A Dear Friend (670): Antane/Frodo of the Shire CoAuthors
> Primum Non Nocere (First, Do No Harm) (628): febobe
> A Summer Night's Peace (694): Larner
> At Cormallen (730): Mews1945
> The Healers from the Sea (202): Mews1945
> Fidelis (612): Pentangle
> Out of Memory and Time (136): Shireling
> Loss (196): SurgicalSteel
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Incomplete
> **************************************
> Tales of the Eldandili (502): Alassiel
> Apostate's Ruse (676): Calenlass Greenleaf
> The Elanor Bloom (194): Claudia
> The Wrong Path (538): Erviniae
> The Heart of a Knight (335): Imhiriel
> Kin-Strife (92): Isabeau of Greenlea
> Tide of Destiny - Part One: Choices (159): Lady Bluejay
> The Green Knight and the Master of Esgaroth (455): Le Rouret
> The Rescue of Celebrian (382): NeumeIndil
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Ring War Drabbles
> *********************************************
> Now the Green Blade Riseth (37): annmarwalk
> Mournful Fords (368): Imhiriel
> The Shadow (25): Linda hoyland
> ...and the sound of a battered heart, beating (690): Lindelea
> Gone Amiss (44): Raksha the Demon
> Charge! (444): Tanaqui
>
>
> ++++++++++++++
> GENRES: HORROR
> ++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Horror: General
> ***********************************
> The Other (27): Dana/Lindelea CoAuthors
> The Dark of Night (484): Ellie
> Maglor's Harp (660): Ford of Bruinen
> Silenced (31): Illwynd
> The Houseless (178): Jael
> The Ritual Disturbed (68): Larner
> I Can Feel It! (673): Sivan Shemesh
>
>
> *************
> GENRES: HUMOR
> *************
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Humor: General
> **********************************
> In the Van (72): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> The Game of Kings (28): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> The Weaving Cow (675): cactuskim
> Pippin (Paladin) Had a Little Lamb (629): Cathleen
> Tulip Takes a Tumble (616): Cathleen
> Five Hair Care Tips for Rohirrim (71): EdorasLass
> PROPHECY: Changing the Future (11): Fiondil
> The Revenge of Curufin's Horse (139): Moreth
> Full Brothers in Blood (212): Oshun
> The Conscience of the King (649): Raksha the Demon
> With Many "Fond" Acknowledgments (472): Thundera Tiger
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Drabbles
> ************************************
> There Was A Hobbit (111): agape4gondor
> Fatherhood (547): annmarwalk
> Nine Companions (259): Aranel Took
> Terra Incognita (723): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> A Sea Visit (96): Elen Kortirion
> Incarnation (242): Gandalfs apprentice
> Sharing Good News (216): Imhiriel
> There shall be Mirth at our Meeting (377): Imhiriel
> Writer's Bloke (431): stefaniab
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Elven Lands
> ***************************************
> Horse Sense (22): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> The Otters of Imladris (491): chaotic_binky
> Legolas' Seat (671): erobey
> MAGIC: The Password (451): Fiondil
> Here's To The King! (204): Jael
> Orc Talk! (703): kitt_otter
> Frogdom (192): Neilia
> The Right to Bear Arms (653): Pearl Took
> Rivendell International Airport (345): Primsong
> Bad Idea (610): StarLight9
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Gondor
> **********************************
> Surprise Inspection (207): AmandaK
> Courage (41): annmarwalk
> One Summer Day (535): annmarwalk
> Best Three Falls, No Gouging (587): Brigantine
> Thoughtful Company (16): EdorasLass
> The Vase that was Broken (417): Linda hoyland
> Hide the Knives (485): Nieriel Raina
> Eldarion (510): Sivan Shemesh
> Thawing Lily (30): Soubrettina
> Fine Art for Future Generations (561): stefaniab
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets
> ******************************************************
> Eight Weeks (273): Dwimordene
> Bears With Honey (243): Gandalfs apprentice
> Sour Milk (521): Linda hoyland
> Giving Gifts (426): Marta
> The Captain's New Clothes (421): Raksha the Demon
> Care to Ride My Hot-Rod Fell Beast? (180): viv
> Some Confusion in Accounts (276): viv
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Shire
> *********************************
> Labour Pains (483): Aratlithiel
> Beggar's Night (15): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> Pippin and the Incredible Shrinking Piglet (241): Cathleen
> Tulip's Tale (615): Cathleen
> Dirty Jobs (232): Pearl Took
> Took Broth (543): Pearl Took
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Valar & Maiar
> *****************************************
> DISGUISE: Emissaries (56): Fiondil
> FAULT: The Doctor Is In (545): Fiondil
> I Ain't Got Nobody (568): Ignoble Bard
> A Fair Trial (403): Maeve Riannon
> Young Fëanáro Makes A Stone (77): Oshun
> Switch (562): Tena
>
>
> ++++++++++++++++++++
> GENRES: LONGER WORKS
> ++++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Longer Works: General
> *****************************************
> The Work of Small Hands (352): Dawn Felagund
> Wars of the Valar (3): Fiondil
> The Blessing (511): Golden/Pearl Took CoAuthors
> A New Day (35): Oshun
> The King's Surgeon (90): SurgicalSteel
> Healing the Long Cleeve (133): TopazTook
>
>
> +++++++++++++++
> GENRES: MYSTERY
> +++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Mystery: General
> ************************************
> Amara (236): Claudia
> The Citadel (732): Claudia
> Fait Accompli (381): Ignoble Bard
> The Secret of the Wooden Wall (630): Lily
> The Six-Fingered Glove Mystery (522): shirebound
> The Vault of the Dead (103): Soledad
> Dead Steward's Gift (572): stefaniab
>
>
> +++++++++++++++++++
> GENRES: NON-FICTION
> +++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Non-Fiction: General
> ****************************************
> Name Calling: Group Identity and the Other among First Age Elves (322):
> Angelica
> On Hobbits (457): Aratlithiel
> The Myth of the One Ring's Power (532): Dreamflower
> On Canon and Fanfic (123): Marta
> Arvedui v. Pelendur (277): Roh Wyn
> Tolkien's Parish: The Canonical Middle-earth (91): Steuard Jensen
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Non-Fiction: Character Studies
> ***************************************************
> One Step More - The Heroism of Frodo Baggins (395): ConnieMarie
> A Woman in Few Words: The Character of Nerdanel and Her Treatment in
> Canon and Fandom (107): Dawn Felagund
> The Importance of Being Bilbo (686): Dreamflower
> Galdor: An Elf By Any Other Name.... (475): Marta
> Pride and Despair: A Defense of Ecthelion's Son (624): Marta
> Aulë the Smith (530): Oshun
>
>
> ++++++++++++++
> GENRES: POETRY
> ++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Poetry: General
> ***********************************
> Elrond's Farewell (269): Armariel
> I Married for Love (661): Ford of Bruinen
> Philosophia to Philomythus and Misomythus (50): pandemonium_213
> Yrch Song (564): Phyncke
> Temptation (416): Princess Artemis
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Poetry: Drama
> **********************************
> Answers (458): Armariel
> The Bridge (429): Armariel
> 25 Rethe, S.R. 1422: The Three Travellers Remember (679): Dreamflower
> Merry on the Pelennor Fields (720): Primsong
> Call of the Dream (402): Queen Galadriel
> Maglor's Song (398): Robinka
> Galadriel Remembers (583): Savageseraph
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Poetry: Hobbits
> ************************************
> Shire (469): Aranel Took
> The Gardener Speaks (428): Armariel
> Bearer of the Ring (396): ConnieMarie
> By Ship or Grave (618): Larner
> The Ring That Sauron Forged (645): Larner
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Poetry: Late Third Age
> *******************************************
> Rebirth (471): Aranel Took
> Three Songs (301): Lindelea
> Weathertop (597): Primsong
> The Search (501): rhyselle
> Boromir at the Bat (632): White Gull
>
>
> +++++++++++++++
> GENRES: ROMANCE
> +++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Romance: General
> ************************************
> Coming Home to Crickhollow (445): calanthe11
> Cinnamon and Chocolate (264): Cuthalion
> As Close As (88): Dana
> Midnight (18): EdorasLass
> And Whisper You to This Earth (151): Lady Elina
> Miquan Melave (319): Marta
> Rose, Rose, Rose (619): White Gull
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Drabbles
> **************************************
> Call of the Wild (94): annmarwalk
> Loving a Book Lover (721): Avon
> Men of the Twilight (209): Elena Tiriel
> Bibliophile (370): Imhiriel
> Taking Roots (367): Imhiriel
> Home is where the heart is (505): Linda hoyland
> My Precious (14): SheBit
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Elven Lands
> *****************************************
> Coming Home (233): brindlemom2
> The Dance (128): Dawn Felagund
> Not Yet (712): erobey
> Arwen in the Afternoon (244): Gandalfs apprentice
> A Perfect World (248): mistycracraft
> A Harmony In Autumn (49): Oshun
> Early Winter at Himring Hill (79): Oshun
> In Dreams (609): Phyncke
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Gondor
> ************************************
> One Equal Temper of Heroic Hearts (334): Gwynnyd
> A Dream Come True (162): Lady Bluejay
> Waterloo (158): Lady Bluejay
> A Maid Waiting (691): Larner
> Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair (405): Marta
> Arwen (359): Neoinean
> Summer's Lease (650): Raksha the Demon
> Wonderful Tonight (320): Violin Ghost
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets
> ********************************************************
> Rich and Fair (548): annmarwalk
> The Wedding Gift (40): annmarwalk
> Diamonds For Forever I, II & III (515): Elen Kortirion
> The Turning Wheel (517): Elen Kortirion
> Wife of the Thain (513): LA Knight
> Leather (297): Marta
> The Blessing of the Waters (61): Raksha the Demon
> Celevon a Mallen (279): Tanaqui
> Handy With A Sword (437): Tanaqui
> Gently Held (6): viv
>
>
> +++++++++++++++++++++
> RACES: CROSS-CULTURAL
> +++++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Races: Cross-Cultural: General
> ******************************************
> The Haradric Whore and Her Son (124): annmarwalk/EdorasLass CoAuthors
> A Moment in the Morning in Bree (731): Budgielover
> On Far Fields (106): Dwimordene
> Silver Blossoms Blown (646): Ignoble Bard
> Feet That Wander (576): Linaewen
> Dorwinion Wine (663): Lindelea
> Yule Tails (303): Pearl Took
> Sing My Worth Immortal (168): Perelleth
> Worlds Within Worlds (237): Rubynye
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Elves and Men
> *************************************************
> And so our friendship began... (281): Amarok
> The Legend of the Grey Riders (176): Jay of Lasgalen
> To Give Hope (456): peredhil lover
> A Little Misunderstanding (275): Radbooks
> At the Last Minute (544): rhyselle
> Not One of Us (542): StarLight9
> First Name Terms (311): The Lady of Light
> Seas of Fate (487): Thundera Tiger
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Fixed-Length Ficlets
> ********************************************************
> There and Back (89): Dana
> Light of the Westering Sun (126): Dawn Felagund
> Another Prometheus (85): Gandalfs apprentice
> A Meeting in the Tower Hills (374): Imhiriel
> A Large Bold Hand (10): Jay of Lasgalen
> Epiphany (293): Larner
> Where the Sky Kisses the Horizon, There My Dreams Lie (689): Lindelea
> Lost Love (271): Tanaqui
> Star-songs of the Eorlingas (291): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Friendship
> **********************************************
> A Cat in King Elessar's Court (66): agape4gondor
> A White Coverlet to Cool a Hobbit's Toes (73): Claudia
> And all was made ready (427): Dreamflower
> Good King Elessar (2): Dreamflower
> In Good Company (20): foxrafer (csevans8)
> A Friend's Hug (142): Golden
> Heart of the Wood (60): Kenaz
> Jewels of Light (394): Larner
> A Dainty Dish (722): Linda hoyland
> Shelter From the Storm (315): SlightlyTookish
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Frodo and Faramir
> *****************************************************
> Labour of Love (733): Aprilkat
> Many Branches (420): Baranduin
> Sun (223): Claudia
> Of First Impressions and Old Friends (146): Dreamflower
> Concerning Walls (112): Larner
> Put Aside Your Doubt (187): sophinisba solis
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Post-Ring War
> *************************************************
> A Great Cause for Concern (682): Alassante
> The Onion Riddle (13): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> Parting Gifts (452): Fiondil
> The Misty Month (454): Le Rouret
> Dance of the Deer and Mûmak (559): Nieriel Raina
> Frodo's Pointed Ears (729): sophinisba solis
>
>
> ++++++++++++++
> RACES: DWARVES
> ++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Races: Dwarves: General
> ***********************************
> Trading Pledges (339): Adaneth
> Of Old It Was Not Darksome (70): EdorasLass
> The Dwarves Treasure (312): eiranae
> Tonight We Are Alive (504): Eyborg
> As Was Dwarven Tradition (553): Nieriel Raina
> Bombur's Diet (677): Primsong
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Dwarves: Drabbles
> *************************************
> Hammer (468): Aranel Took
> Home (533): Aranel Took
> Sunset Gates (342): Ignoble Bard
> O Kheled-zâram fair and wonderful! (354): Imhiriel
> Dreamscape (442): Tanaqui
>
>
> ++++++++++++
> RACES: ELVES
> ++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Races: Elves: General
> *********************************
> Healing (419): Bodkin
> The Ghost in the Garden (272): Dawn Felagund
> Out of the Blue (205): Jael
> Wayward Sons (408): Jael
> Footsteps in Time (76): Keiliss
> To Be A King (252): Keiliss
> Risk Assessment (665): pandemonium_213
> Blue (563): red lasbelin
> Even Legends Fade (555): Star In Ruin
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Elves: Drabbles
> ***********************************
> Unwilling (64): Elena Tiriel
> A Race, To Be Like Me (375): Imhiriel
> Forsaken (369): Imhiriel
> Blood and Iron (122): Ribby
> House of Ransom (657): Robinka
> The Sky Is Over (83): Robinka
> The Lowest Circle (449): Tanaqui
> The War of Wrath (120): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Elves: Family
> *********************************
> Shadows (698): Bodkin
> Essecarmë (247): Dawn Felagund
> Elflings (348): Jael
> The Librarian (700): Jay of Lasgalen
> And Then There Was Cake, or Begetting Day Horrors (540): Klose
> The Water's Song (707): Nieriel Raina
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Elves: House of Elrond
> ******************************************
> Comfort (161): Bodkin
> Silver Rain (589): Empy
> Spaces in the Heart (251): Keiliss
> Star's End (283): Keiliss
> My Shining Stars (371): Oshun
> The Littlest Warrior (552): RavensWing14337
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Elves: House of Finwe
> *****************************************
> A Smile (321): Aria
> Noldolantë (253): Dawn Felagund
> Five Fires (736): Elleth
> My Oaths I Will Keep (298): Encaitariel
> WOUNDS: Invisible Scars (57): Fiondil
> Circle of Silver (717): Keiliss
> Denial (80): Oshun
> In absentia (84): Robinka
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Elves: Incomplete
> *************************************
> A Darkness Lies behind Us (190): Bodkin
> Journeys of Vása (140): Dawn Felagund
> In This Far Land (191): Encaitariel
> Prior Claim: The Sons of Elrond Series (648): Eresse
> Crumbling Walls (662): Ford of Bruinen
> Don't Explain (289): gwidhiel
> Nerdanel's Sons (659): Istarnie
> Ionnath-Estel ( The Sons Of Hope ) (318): Kenaz
> Lessons from the Mountain (221): MithLuin
> Adar & Ion (582): Sivan Shemesh
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Elves: Mirkwood Elves
> *****************************************
> In Search of Stillness (704): Bodkin
> A Problem Shared (169): Dot
> King Stag (86): Jael
> Twentynine White Horses (557): Jael
> Free To Live (701): Nieriel Raina
> Seaworthy (349): Thundera Tiger
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Elves: Noldor Fixed-Length Ficlets
> ******************************************************
> Out, Damn'd Spot! Out, I Say! (260): Alassante
> All these hands (534): Elitihien
> Ghost (218): Elleth
> Refuge (423): Raksha the Demon
> Midwinter Thoughts (570): Rhapsody
> Vengeance's Folly (718): Rhapsody
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Elves: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets
> *****************************************************
> Love at First Sight (432): Gwynnyd
> Spiced Wine On A Snowy Day (558): Nieriel Raina
> The Queen's Gift (697): Queen Galadriel
> Undivided (46): Raksha the Demon
> Duty, Honour, Country (81): Rhapsody
>
>
> ++++++++++++++
> RACES: HOBBITS
> ++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Races: Hobbits: General
> ***********************************
> The Westering Fire (200): Aprilkat
> The Language of Waves (193): Claudia
> Ed'ledhron (392): Elanor Silmarien
> Harmony (195): Elwen
> Tolo Dan Na Ngalad (735): Elwen
> The Last Summer (143): Golden
> Too Many Rangers (116): Larner
> Lock Out (307): pippinfan88
> Feeling Safe (633): shirebound
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Childhood
> **************************************
> Trouble at Bag End (728): Angiet
> Lily Took (147): Cathleen
> The Five Rules of Cooking (523): GamgeeFest
> The Quest for the Hairless Cat (524): GamgeeFest
> A Hobbity Wizard (596): Golden
> A Promise (149): Golden
> A Matter of Ill Reputation (210): Lily
> The Making of a Ringbearer I: Adrift (145): obelia medusa
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Family
> ***********************************
> Elanor of Westmarch: The Return (78): Baranduin
> Yule at Great Smials (566): Dreamflower
> A Treasured Piece of Cloth (600): Golden
> Not Quite Any Other Day (631): Pearl Took
> Grandmum's Button Box (135): pippinfan88
> The Last Dance (397): pippinfan88
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Friendship
> ***************************************
> I Can't (24): Antane
> Between Childhood and Coming of Age (141): Dreamflower
> I Give You a Rainbow (571): Golden
> The Dancing Lesson (664): Lindelea
> The Making of a Ringbearer II: Anchored (189): obelia medusa
> A Taste of Home (138): Pearl Took
> Pippin's Secret (599): shirebound
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Hurt/Comfort
> *****************************************
> Secrets (229): Aprilkat
> Small Strengths (238): Elwen
> The Ribbon (336): Gentle Hobbit
> O Merry Mine (636): Larner
> Of Cake and Crumbs and Distant Dreams (688): Lindelea
> Rude Awakening (692): Lindelea
> Dark Dreams (550): SlightlyTookish
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Incomplete
> ***************************************
> That Fate Them Bore (476): Cara Loup
> Turning Points (357): Cathleen
> In This These Days of Glory (640): Dana
> The Autumn of His Discontent (157): jodancingtree
> When Trouble Came (109): Lily
> Dreamflower's Bunny (644): Lindelea
> The Farmer's Son (509): Lindelea
> A Time to Hope (302): PipMer
> Keep Him Secret, Keep Him Safe (643): shirebound
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Post-Ring War
> ******************************************
> Five Turnings of the Year (685): Dana
> Candles (460): Gentle Hobbit
> The Flute (150): Golden
> Regarding Ents (525): PipMer
> Summer's End (380): pippinfan88
> A Warm Sun Shining (727): shirebound
> Some Seasons (199): sophinisba solis
>
>
> ++++++++++
> RACES: MEN
> ++++++++++
>
> SubCategory Races: Men: General
> *******************************
> In Passing (104): Altariel
> Portrait of a Queen (338): Aruthir
> Destiny (592): Cinzia
> Reparation (296): Isabeau of Greenlea
> Seeking the Sun (488): Linda hoyland
> Only Water in Your Veins (154): Michelle
> Tower of the Moon (577): Nath
> The Stolen Child (197): SurgicalSteel
> The Night's Eye (343): Vana Tuivana
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Men: General Drabbles
> *****************************************
> Nothing Less (606): Archet
> A Moment Away (474): Elen Kortirion
> This crown of stars (586): Fawsley
> Battle upon the Quays (376): Imhiriel
> Return of the King (355): Imhiriel
> Relief (446): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Men: General Fixed-Length Ficlets
> *****************************************************
> Of Dreams... (7): Avon
> Hearts of Stone (12): Elen Kortirion
> Pulling the Wool (95): Elen Kortirion
> Trajectory (153): Galadriel
> Legacy (500): Raksha the Demon
> Another Country (438): Tanaqui
> Songs of Innocence and Experience (440): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Men: Gondor Drabbles
> ****************************************
> Deliverance (285): Imhiriel
> Pirates Ye Be Warned (353): Imhiriel
> Autumn (489): Linda hoyland
> Summer Nights (344): Marta
> Tangled Webs (100): Ribby
> Second Best (384): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Men: Minas Tirith
> *************************************
> Wizards' Pupils (108): Altariel
> Confidence (38): annmarwalk
> Celebrity (635): Bodkin
> Restoration (19): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> I Stand No Longer Alone (62): Larner
> Music hath Charms (361): Linda hoyland
> Playing with Fire (21): Linda hoyland
> Before You Go (506): Nancy Brooke
> Engineering (696): SurgicalSteel
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Men: Pre-Ring War Fixed-Length Ficlets
> **********************************************************
> The Portrait (288): agape4gondor
> The Chieftain of the Dunedain (623): Avon
> A Fitting Occupation (601): Radbooks
> The Fire of Hope (625): Raksha the Demon
> Your Father Loves You (424): Raksha the Demon
> Things as they were in all the days of my life (393): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Men: Steward's Family
> *****************************************
> Leaving Home (39): annmarwalk
> Dark Dreams (282): Avon
> The Nag (347): celticbard
> Daybreak (591): Cinzia
> Child of Hope (97): Galadriel
> Consolation (341): Isabeau of Greenlea
> Shall We Dance? (93): Isabeau of Greenlea
> Chance Encounter (5): przed
> Scholarship (43): Raksha the Demon
> Brotherhood (261): Violin Ghost
>
>
> +++++++++++++++++++
> RACES: OTHER BEINGS
> +++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Races: Other Beings: General
> ****************************************
> Dispelling the Fog (642): fantasyfan
> BRIDGE: Pá Valaraucar ar Námier (415): Fiondil
> Old Man Willow (314): Nath
> Meant to Be (137): Pearl Took
> Seven Sisters (388): Pearl Took
> Seven Stones and Seven Stars and One White Tree (121): shirebound
>
>
> +++++++++++++++
> RACES: VILLAINS
> +++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Races: Villains: General
> ************************************
> The Making of Werewolves (42): Ignoble Bard
> Dark Light (585): Makamu
> Wormtongue (240): Mariole
> Cat's Paws (58): pandemonium_213
> The Apprentice (52): pandemonium_213
> The Captain's Mare (575): The Lauderdale
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Villains: Fixed-Length Ficlets
> **************************************************
> Gifts (594): Gloria Mundi
> Cold Be Hand and Heart and Bone (286): Imhiriel
> Black Memory (603): mrkinch
> The Waker (287): Nancy Brooke
> Broken Star (54): pandemonium_213
> Expert Treasure Hunter (447): Tanaqui
> Orc Dreams (448): Tanaqui
>
>
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> TIMES: FIRST AGE AND PRIOR
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Times: First Age and Prior: General
> ***********************************************
> Choices (184): brindlemom2
> Stars of the Lesser (74): Dawn Felagund
> Surprise (131): Dawn Felagund
> Wind and Fire (539): elfscribe
> GOBLINS: The Herald's Summons (53): Fiondil
> NIGHT and FOREST: A Glimpse of Beauty (554): Fiondil
> Hearts Like the Sea (36): Ignoble Bard
> The Nightingale (404): Maeve Riannon
> Kementari (99): Marta
> The Last Stand (82): Rhapsody
>
>
> SubCategory: Times: First Age and Prior: House of Finwe
> *******************************************************
> An Ordinary Woman (32): Dawn Felagund
> Discretion (254): Dawn Felagund
> One Last Wish (323): Dawn Felagund
> If I Had One Wish (658): Ellie
> Like Roses over a Fence (110): Ellie
> Vodka (714): Ford of Bruinen
> The Pillar Perished Is (356): Imhiriel
> A Sleep Over (160): Phyncke
> Courage (69): rhyselle
>
>
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> TIMES: FOURTH AGE AND BEYOND
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Times: Fourth Age and Beyond: General
> *************************************************
> Hope Remains (118): Baggins Babe
> When the King Came Back (514): Cathleen
> Where Shadows Lay No More (358): Cathleen
> Riding the Waves (211): Claudia
> Rekindling (255): Dawn Felagund
> Look Not With Longing (479): Dwimordene
> Somewhere I Have Never Traveled (578): Fiondil
> Aftermaths and Consequences (268): Gwynnyd
> Faeries (304): Pearl Took
> Seeing Stars (360): Raksha the Demon
> Tales from Tol Eressëa (214): shirebound
>
>
> SubCategory: Times: Fourth Age and Beyond: Fixed-Length Ficlets
> ***************************************************************
> Journey's End (234): Ignoble Bard
> Fit for a King (217): Imhiriel
> The Birthday Blessing (687): Larner
> No Regrets (490): Linda hoyland
> Old Friends (651): Marta
> Birthday Outing (386): Tanaqui
> Supporting Acts (436): Tanaqui
>
>
> +++++++++++++++++++++
> TIMES: LATE THIRD AGE
> +++++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Times: Late Third Age: General
> ******************************************
> My Brother. My Captain. My King. (602): Amarok
> Captain of Mordor (626): draylon
> Drawing the Eye (569): Linda hoyland
> They Also Serve (365): Marta
> Hold To Hope (709): Nieriel Raina
> Before the Black Gate (45): Raksha the Demon
> Chance Encounter (203): Telcontar Rulz
> Oathbreakers (470): Thundera Tiger
> The Dooming of Small Hands (639): Thundera Tiger
> Promise and Sorrow (607): Virtuella
>
>
> SubCategory: Times: Late Third Age: General Fixed-Length Ficlets
> ****************************************************************
> Loudwater (63): Adaneth
> The Kindly Airs (480): Dwimordene
> Renewal (208): Elena Tiriel
> The Journey (604): foxrafer (csevans8)
> Reflections in the Smoke (294): Raksha the Demon
> Stewards (450): Tanaqui
> The World Is Changing (719): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Times: Late Third Age: Gondor
> ******************************************
> To Sleep, Perchance to Dream (496): Ariel/Auntie
>
> Meesh/Budgielover/Cathleen/Dreamflower/Gryffinjack/kellyfrankenfield/Lindelea/Pearl
> Took/Rosie Took/SlightlyTookish CoAuthors
> In the Hands of the King (231): fantasyfan
> Wedding Nerves (48): Jay of Lasgalen
> For the Want of ... (681): Larner
> The Lost Restored (59): Larner
> Comes the moment to decide (418): Linda hoyland
> Sing All Ye People! (249): Raksha the Demon
> The Warmth of Morning (148): Spindle Berry
>
>
> SubCategory: Times: Late Third Age: Gondor Drabbles
> ***************************************************
> Forfeit (401): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> Steward's Trumpets (400): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> What Goes Up (683): Dana
> Recognition (481): Dwimordene
> Tying Notes (378): Imhiriel
> Tree of Knowledge (172): Nancy Brooke
>
>
> ++++++++++++++++++++
> TIMES: MID THIRD AGE
> ++++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Times: Mid Third Age: General
> *****************************************
> Lost and Found (23): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> Dirt and Gold (590): Empy
> The Skills That Keep You Alive (434): Gwynnyd
> The Best Sword Ever (290): Linaewen
> The Weight of Power (325): Nefhiriel
> An Autumn Fair in Halabor (165): Soledad
>
>
> SubCategory: Times: Mid Third Age: Eriador
> ******************************************
> If You Could See What I Hear (614): Cathleen
> Pippin and Tulip's Excellent Adventure (595): Cathleen
> A Place for Gandalf (391): Dreamflower
> Cuts Gone Wrong (156): Dwimordene
> Meddling (695): Dwimordene
> Star of Hope (34): Linda hoyland
> Chasing Blackie (655): Pearl Took
> Comfort and Joy (656): Pearl Took
>
>
> +++++++++++++++++++
> TIMES: MODERN TIMES
> +++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Times: Modern Times: General
> ****************************************
> National Treasure (201): Baranduin
> Summer Heat (363): chaotic_binky
> The Road Trip (410): Garnet Took
> Into the Woods (593): Gloria Mundi
> Trinity (51): pandemonium_213
> Solid Frodo: Hobbit Espionage Action (413): Princess Artemis
> Dawn Twilight (182): viv
>
>
> ++++++++++++++++
> TIMES: MULTI-AGE
> ++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Times: Multi-Age: General
> *************************************
> WAR: A Promise Before Dying (55): Fiondil
> The Craft of the Elven Smith (1): Larner
> Fulfilling Oaths (332): Nieriel Raina
> A Day in Time (230): Pearl Took
>
>
> SubCategory: Times: Multi-Age: Fixed-Length Ficlets
> ***************************************************
> Collecting Hearts I, II, III & VI (516): Elen Kortirion
> Feelings of Superiority (362): Gwynnyd
> Flame of Life (114): Imhiriel
> Flickers (390): Meril
> Birthday Double Drabble (526): PipMer
> An Elf-lord Revealed (406): Tanaqui
> Possessing the greatest powers (387): Tanaqui
>
>
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> TIMES: SECOND AND EARLY THIRD AGE
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Times: Second and Early Third Age: General
> ******************************************************
> Long Memories (310): Bodkin
> Faithful (105): Dwimordene
> U elyë, Ar-Pharazôn (486): Elitihien
> The Last Messenger: A Tale of Numenor (8): Fiondil
> Nightfall (87): Jael
> Whatever Harm Encroached (708): Nieriel Raina
> Moon of the Sea (213): pandemonium_213
> The Strength of Men (584): Savageseraph
> A Perfect Impression (494): weepingnaiad
>
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Msg# 9125

Re: Check Ballot - Simplified Version Posted by heartofoshun@aol.com July 07, 2008 - 0:48:08 Topic ID# 9118
In a message dated 7/7/2008 12:47:00 AM Eastern Standard Time,
ElenaTiriel@gmail.com writes:

Oh, thank you for this, Marta!


I'll second that. It is so much easier to go through.



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Msg# 9126

Re: Check Ballot - Simplified Version Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 07, 2008 - 1:24:39 Topic ID# 9118
Hi Barbara,

LOL, I think this brilliant idea was actually mine - I just trimmed away
some of the text from the check ballots I normally post and put it all
together. Glad it helped!

Thanks,

Marta

Elena Tiriel wrote:
>
>
> Oh, thank you for this, Marta!
>
> This simplified version of the check ballots is sooooo much easier to use to
> find the (very appropriate) categories that my own drabbles were placed in.
>
> And please pass along my thanks to whoever came up with this brilliant idea!
>
> - Barbara ;-)
>

Msg# 9127

Re: Check Ballot #1 - Humor Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 07, 2008 - 1:27:55 Topic ID# 9080
Hi Branwyn,

I checked, and "Terra Incognita" is a drabble. That means that (per MEFA
policy) it needs to be categorized with drabbles. Unfortunately, we
didn't have enough Modern Times drabbles to have a drabble subcategory
there. There's only one subcategory in Modern Times, and that's all
full-length stories.

If you like, I could add a line to your summary saying that the drabble
is set in our modern times.

Marta

Jane O. Abbott wrote:
>
>
> Hello,
>
> Would it be possible to move Terra Incognita to Modern, instead of Humor?
> The modern setting is a more salient characteristic than the humor (which is
> very understated). I did choose humor for a second category, but only
> because there wasnt any other choice for this piece since it includes no
> canon characters.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Branwyn
>
> _____
>
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com <mailto:MEFAwards%40yahoogroups.com>
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com <mailto:MEFAwards%40yahoogroups.com>]
> On Behalf
> Of aure_enteluva
> Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2008 7:00 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com <mailto:MEFAwards%40yahoogroups.com>
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Check Ballot #1 - Humor
>
> Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Humor
>
> SubCategory Genres: Humor: General
>
> In the Van (72): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> URL: http://lady- <http://lady-branwyn.livejournal.com/120144.html
> <http://lady-branwyn.livejournal.com/120144.html>>
> branwyn.livejournal.com/120144.html
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> An alternate-universe version of the journey of the Armies of the West
> to the Black Gate, in which Legolas whines and Aragorn asks "Are we
> there yet?"
>
> The Game of Kings (28): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23893
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23893>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23893
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> When the wind from the north rattled the shutters, the two rangers
> would sit by the fire for hours, hunched over a chessboard marked in
> black and white squares.
>
> The Weaving Cow (675): cactuskim
> URL: http://www.fanficti
> <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4253114/1/The_Weaving_Cow
> <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4253114/1/The_Weaving_Cow>>
> on.net/s/4253114/1/The_Weaving_Cow
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A one shot Humor fic featuring Legolas and Aragorn. Starts Post-RotK,
> It then jumps back in time to when Aragorn was still a young Ranger
> returning from Harad. What happened on the long trip home? What is the
> Weaving Cow?
>
> Pippin (Paladin) Had a Little Lamb (629): Cathleen
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24411
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24411>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24411
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Paladin tells Pippin the story of his own childhood friend, a stuffed
> sheep named "Sammy-Lambie".
>
> Tulip Takes a Tumble (616): Cathleen
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24320
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24320>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24320
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> The story of how Tulip lost her button nose!
>
> Five Hair Care Tips for Rohirrim (71): EdorasLass
> URL: http://edoraslass. <http://edoraslass.livejournal.com/129625.html
> <http://edoraslass.livejournal.com/129625.html>>
> livejournal.com/129625.html
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Extremely important suggestions on ways a Rider of Rohan - or any
> citizen of Rohan, really - might take care of his or her hair.
>
> PROPHECY: Changing the Future (11): Fiondil
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24560
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24560>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24560
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> The Lord of Mandos is said to have uttered a Second Prophecy
> concerning the End of Days, but its interpretation has been hotly
> debated down through the Ages. On the eve of the departure of the
> Edain for Númenor, two Men decide to do some `creative' prophesying of
> their own, but it may be Námo who has the final say. Written for 'The
> Tolkien Tango' challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group.
>
> The Revenge of Curufin's Horse (139): Moreth
> URL:
> http://www.silmaril
> <http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=302
> <http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=302>>
> lionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=302
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> How Beren's 'Song of Parting' made it into the public domain... from
> The Himring Codex version of 'The Tale of Beren and Lúthien'.
>
> Full Brothers in Blood (212): Oshun
> URL:
> http://www.silmaril
> <http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=269&
> <http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=269&>
> chapter=1> lionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=269&chapter=1
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A story of relationships within a complicated extended family,
> focusing upon an insecure, nerdy young Turgon and his idolization/envy
> of his cool older brother Fingon. I've listed it here as a humor
> piece, but it contains also serious inferences about the effect of
> environment and family strife upon children. Written in response to a
> request to write about the differences between Turgon and Fingon that
> are reflected in my personal canon of stories about the House of Finwë.
>
> The Conscience of the King (649): Raksha the Demon
> URL: http://www.tolkienf
> <http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2651
> <http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2651>>
> anfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2651
> Teen, Reason for Rating: reference to sexual activity between newlyweds
> Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
> Eomer King has a bad case of big-brother blues at his sister's wedding
> feast. (600 words, as counted by MS Word)
>
> With Many "Fond" Acknowledgments (472): Thundera Tiger
> URL:
> http://www.henneth-
> <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7151&SPOrdinal=1
> <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7151&SPOrdinal=1>
> > annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7151&SPOrdinal=1
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Behind every great writer is a host of inspiring, helpful people who
> are worthy of thanks. But as Samwise Gamgee discovers via the Red Book
> of Westmarch, not all who offer their advice are deserving of fond
> acknowledgments...
>
> Features Sam, Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas with a cameo appearance from
> Faramir.
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Drabbles
>
> There Was A Hobbit (111): agape4gondor
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5473&cid=23130
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5473&cid=23130>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5473&cid=23130
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A mirth-filled moment between Boromir and Haldir.
>
> Fatherhood (547): annmarwalk
> URL: http://community.
> <http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/453878.html
> <http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/453878.html>>
> livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/453878.html
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Prince Imrahil pauses for a moment to consider his daughter's future.
>
> Nine Companions (259): Aranel Took
> URL: http://aranel-
> <http://aranel-took.fancrone.net/other/drabbles/nine.php
> <http://aranel-took.fancrone.net/other/drabbles/nine.php>>
> took.fancrone.net/other/drabbles/nine.php
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> The Fellowship gathers after Aragorn's coronation.
>
> Terra Incognita (723): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3016&cid=14922
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3016&cid=14922>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3016&cid=14922
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Written for the birthday of Aliana, who asked for drabbles about
> discovery.
>
> A Sea Visit (96): Elen Kortirion
> URL: http://community.
> <http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/482367.html#cutid1
> <http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/482367.html#cutid1>>
> livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/482367.html#cutid1
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Aragorn visits the Sea-elves of Belfalas
>
> Incarnation (242): Gandalfs apprentice
> URL:
> http://www.henneth-
> <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5875&SPOrdinal=8
> <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5875&SPOrdinal=8>
> > annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5875&SPOrdinal=8
> Teen, Reason for Rating: A passing mention of sex.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A Maia copes with the downside of bodily existence.
>
> Sharing Good News (216): Imhiriel
> URL: http://www.tolkienf
> <http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2974
> <http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2974>>
> anfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2974
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Bilbo receives an unusual late-night visitor.
>
> There shall be Mirth at our Meeting (377): Imhiriel
> URL: http://www.tolkienf
> <http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3605
> <http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3605>>
> anfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3605
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A young Ranger makes a lasting impression on some inhabitants of Esgaroth.
>
> Writer's Bloke (431): stefaniab
> URL: http://www.tolkienf
> <http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=933
> <http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=933>>
> anfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=933
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> One of Tolkien's characters drops into Modern Earth to give a fan
> fiction writer some feedback.
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Elven Lands
>
> Horse Sense (22): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5807&cid=24462
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5807&cid=24462>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5807&cid=24462
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> As the Fellowship prepares to leave Rivendell, Bill the Pony turns a
> wary eye on one of his new travelling companions.
>
> The Otters of Imladris (491): chaotic_binky
> URL: http://community.
> <http://community.livejournal.com/slashy_santa/26828.html
> <http://community.livejournal.com/slashy_santa/26828.html>>
> livejournal.com/slashy_santa/26828.html
> Mature, Reason for Rating: Contains some referred to violence, rescue
> of an orphaned baby animal and a relevant sex scene that concentrates
> on emotional rather than explicit physical.
> Romance Partners: Erestor/Haldir.
> The newly-wed Erestor and Haldir rescue a baby otter and take it back
> to Imladris. As their relationship progresses, so does the growing of
> Celon, the baby otter. One day Celon hears the call of one who would
> take him back into the wild.
>
> Legolas' Seat (671): erobey
> URL: http://www.tawarwai <http://www.tawarwaith.com/LegolasSeat1.html
> <http://www.tawarwaith.com/LegolasSeat1.html>>
> th.com/LegolasSeat1.html
> Teen, Reason for Rating: The story presents lots of sexual innuendo,
> one scene of violence, and mentions same-sex romances.
> Romance Partners: Legolas/Gandalf, (implied) Elladan/Glorfindel
> A light-hearted case of misinterpretation on Sam's part causes serious
> consequences for young Legolas. During the time preceding the Council
> of Elrond.
>
> MAGIC: The Password (451): Fiondil
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24417
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24417>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24417
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Thranduil has trouble remembering.Written for 'The Tolkien Tango'
> challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group.
>
> Here's To The King! (204): Jael
> URL:
> http://www.henneth-
> <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=6775&SPOrdinal=1
> <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=6775&SPOrdinal=1>
> > annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=6775&SPOrdinal=1
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Naughty words in Elvish describing vulgar acts
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A sweet, modest tale, in which Legolas deals with a difficult prisoner
> in his father's dungeons and Thranduil gets a puppy. Warning for
> vulgar language and themes, mostly in the Author's Notes
>
> Orc Talk! (703): kitt_otter
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5844&cid=24648
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5844&cid=24648>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5844&cid=24648
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Legolas learns a new word and his older brother learns to be more prudent.
>
> Frogdom (192): Neilia
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5618&cid=23643
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5618&cid=23643>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5618&cid=23643
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Pippin's actual transformation into a tree frog occurs in this tale.
> Then I went ahead and started writing another stand alone story about
> the day of Pippin-frog.
>
> The Right to Bear Arms (653): Pearl Took
> URL: http://stories.
> <http://stories.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23042
> <http://stories.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23042>>
> storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23042
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> In Rivendell Boromir learns a lesson about warrior hobbits.
>
> Rivendell International Airport (345): Primsong
> URL: http://lotrscrapboo
> <http://lotrscrapbook.bookloaf.net/stories/serpar/airport/index.html
> <http://lotrscrapbook.bookloaf.net/stories/serpar/airport/index.html>>
> k.bookloaf.net/stories/serpar/airport/index.html
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A humorous consideration of 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?
>
> Bad Idea (610): StarLight9
> URL: http://www.fanficti <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4313182/1/
> <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4313182/1/>>
> on.net/s/4313182/1/
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Legolas thinks that Gloin and Thranduil should meet. He is the only
> one who cannot see what a bad idea this is.
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Gondor
>
> Surprise Inspection (207): AmandaK
> URL: http://lordoftherin
> <http://lordoftherings.scribblesinink.com/surprise-inspection/
> <http://lordoftherings.scribblesinink.com/surprise-inspection/>>
> gs.scribblesinink.com/surprise-inspection/
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Possibly overrated, but set to Teen for
> mention of nudity.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Something is not right in the city of Osgiliath.
>
> Courage (41): annmarwalk
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5888&cid=24868
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5888&cid=24868>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5888&cid=24868
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Amid the festivity of post-war Minas Tirith, Gimli faces a surprising
> challenge to his own courage, and his trust in his companions.
>
> One Summer Day (535): annmarwalk
> URL: http://just- <http://just-ann-now.livejournal.com/108042.html
> <http://just-ann-now.livejournal.com/108042.html>>
> ann-now.livejournal.com/108042.html
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Inspired by "The Simpsons" episode "Twenty-five Short Stories About
> Springfield", here are four ficlets-by-request flowing together into
> one summery tale. Prompts included "Boromir gardening", "Boromir and
> Faramir relaxing", "Prince Imrahil cooking" and "Mag up to something".
>
> Best Three Falls, No Gouging (587): Brigantine
> URL: http://brigantine1. <http://brigantine1.livejournal.com/17310.html
> <http://brigantine1.livejournal.com/17310.html>>
> livejournal.com/17310.html
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Implied m/m or m/m/f relations.
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Faramir interrupts a bit of a brawl.
>
> Thoughtful Company (16): EdorasLass
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4727&cid=21022
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4727&cid=21022>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4727&cid=21022
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Nanny overhears a conversation concerning dragons between young
> Faramir and Mithrandir
>
> The Vase that was Broken (417): Linda hoyland
> URL: http://www.henneth-
> <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7407
> <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7407>>
> annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7407
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
> A boisterous game that Aragorn and Eldarion play has dramatic
> consequences.
>
> Hide the Knives (485): Nieriel Raina
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5756&cid=24957
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5756&cid=24957>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5756&cid=24957
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
> Not all things spoken in the heat of the moment are truly what we
> mean. Aragorn and Arwen seek each others forgiveness. Written for the
> Tolkien Tango Prompt #9: Reconciliation.
>
> Eldarion (510): Sivan Shemesh
> URL:
> http://www.henneth-
> <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5925&SPOrdinal=1
> <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5925&SPOrdinal=1>
> > annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5925&SPOrdinal=1
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Eldarion is missing, and Elessar faces his greater fear, while the
> Queen is away.
>
> Thawing Lily (30): Soubrettina
> URL: http://henneth-
> <http://henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=4953
> <http://henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=4953>>
> annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=4953
> Mature, Reason for Rating: Sex (depicted but not graphic)
> Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
> An 'alternative' courtship of Eowyn.
>
> Fine Art for Future Generations (561): stefaniab
> URL:
> http://www.thelasts
> <http://www.thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1938&chapter=1
> <http://www.thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1938&chapter=1>>
> hip.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1938&chapter=1
> General, Reason for Rating: It's family-friendly fluff, with a bit of
> satire thrown in.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A trip to the museum with Eldarion and Elboron to expose them to fine
> art causes Arwen to experience a peculiar flashback.
>
> This story was part of the 2007 Yule Challenge at the Henneth-Annun
> Yahoo Group, in which writers were asked to write stories surrounding
> pieces of Tolkien Calendar art of varying quality.
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets
>
> Eight Weeks (273): Dwimordene
> URL: http://lotrfanficti
> <http://lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?sid=6642
> <http://lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?sid=6642>>
> on.com/viewstory.php?sid=6642
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Eight weeks, eight hundred words, and a lengthy contest of wills pits
> Boromir against the combined forces of his father and brother. A
> humorous drabble cycle.
>
> Bears With Honey (243): Gandalfs apprentice
> URL:
> http://www.henneth-
> <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5875&spordinal=6
> <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5875&spordinal=6>
> > annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5875&spordinal=6
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Some women just have special husbands...a little vignette about a
> fanfic writer and Mrs. Beorn.
>
> Sour Milk (521): Linda hoyland
> URL:
> http://www.thelasts
> <http://www.thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1839&chapter=1
> <http://www.thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1839&chapter=1>>
> hip.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1839&chapter=1
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> When the new King's expression turns the milk sour,the cats of Minas
> Tirith decide that something must be done.
>
> Giving Gifts (426): Marta
> URL: http://telperion- <http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/41734.html
> <http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/41734.html>>
> fic.livejournal.com/41734.html
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Imrahil and Denethor, on creative gift-giving.
>
> The Captain's New Clothes (421): Raksha the Demon
> URL: http://www.freewebs
> <http://www.freewebs.com/rakshathedemon99/newclothes.htm
> <http://www.freewebs.com/rakshathedemon99/newclothes.htm>>
> .com/rakshathedemon99/newclothes.htm
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Captain Faramir learns how hard it is to refuse a gift, however
> inappropriate, from a well-meaning relative. Definitely AU, and 500
> words as counted by MS Word.
>
> Care to Ride My Hot-Rod Fell Beast? (180): viv
> URL: http://www.openscro
> <http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3421
> <http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3421>>
> lls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3421
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: Witch King of Angmar; Eowyn
> Tell me if you've heard this one: A witch king, a furry hobbit, and a
> girl-impersonating-a-soldier all walked onto a field....
>
> The witch-king's take on the hard, cold world of dating.
>
> Some Confusion in Accounts (276): viv
> URL: http://www.openscro
> <http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3701
> <http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3701>>
> lls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3701
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Mature themes
> Romance Partners: Galadriel, Celeborn
> Modern-day reporter Susan continues her interviews of elves in
> Valinor, this time questioning Galadriel herself. Apparently, there
> was some confusion in Tolkien's various descriptions of elf behavior,
> and Susan wants to get it right.
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Shire
>
> Labour Pains (483): Aratlithiel
> URL: http://www.lightind
> <http://www.lightindarkplaces.net/LabourPains.html
> <http://www.lightindarkplaces.net/LabourPains.html>>
> arkplaces.net/LabourPains.html
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Vague sexual innuendo
> Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie
> Sam picks the *worst* times to heal the Shire
>
> Beggar's Night (15): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23764
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23764>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23764
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Pippin and Merry introduce the Fellowship to a harvest-time tradition
> observed by the Shirefolk. Written for the "Six Days of Spooky Challenge."
>
> Pippin and the Incredible Shrinking Piglet (241): Cathleen
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24853
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24853>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24853
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Pippin worries that Tulip will shrink after his mother's warning not
> to put her in the bathtub with him.
>
> Tulip's Tale (615): Cathleen
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24241
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24241>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24241
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> While visiting Bag End, Pippin and Tulip want to hear a story but
> Pippin does all of the talking!
>
> Dirty Jobs (232): Pearl Took
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23568
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23568>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23568
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> What has happened to Paladin Took and his family that has caused his
> only son, Pippin, to start doing odd jobs for hobbits who live around
> Whitwell? He is doing a good job, but talk in the taverns and inns is
> that the family is going broke.
>
> Took Broth (543): Pearl Took
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23567
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23567>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23567
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Hobbits love to eat, but they can be distrustful of things they've
> never had. As the new Mayor of the Shire, Sam isn't going to have any
> choice about eating the Took Broth - no matter how it's made!
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Valar & Maiar
>
> DISGUISE: Emissaries (56): Fiondil
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24775
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24775>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24775
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> As Darkness rises once again in Middle-earth, the Valar discuss a
> mission for some of their People to undertake. Written for 'The
> Tolkien Tango' challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group.
>
> FAULT: The Doctor Is In (545): Fiondil
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24810
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24810>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24810
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Námo gets a little help in handling some of his more obstreperous
> charges. Written for 'The Tolkien Tango' challenge at the Leaf and
> Stone Yahoo Group
>
> I Ain't Got Nobody (568): Ignoble Bard
> URL:
> http://www.silmaril
> <http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=339
> <http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=339>>
> lionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=339
> Mature, Reason for Rating: slash, character death
> Romance Partners: Glorfindel/Namo
> Glorfindel can't seem to stay away from Mandos.
>
> A Fair Trial (403): Maeve Riannon
> URL:
> http://www.silmaril
> <http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=87
> <http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=87>>
> lionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=87
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> At the end of the First Age, Sauron refused to submit to the judgement
> of the Valar. But, whose fault was it? And was he really alone in his
> decision? Maia humour.
>
> Young Fëanáro Makes A Stone (77): Oshun
> URL:
> http://www.silmaril
> <http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=235
> <http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=235>>
> lionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=235
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Highly speculative account of how the Elessar gem might have been
> fabricated. Contains Fëanor as a precocious apprentice and Aulë as his
> wise and patient mentor/master.
>
> Switch (562): Tena
> URL: http://www.ofelvesa
> <http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/T/Tena/Switch.htm
> <http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/T/Tena/Switch.htm>>
> ndmen.com/Stories/T/Tena/Switch.htm
> Mature, Reason for Rating: Consensual sex described between mature
> adult males
> Romance Partners: Aragorn/Legolas
> The Valar switch Legolas and Estel's bodies.
>
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>
>

Msg# 9128

Re: Check Ballot #1 - Mid Third Age (2851-3017 TA/1251-1417 SR) Posted by Cathleen July 07, 2008 - 6:45:16 Topic ID# 9096
Hi,
Well thanks for letting me know the reasoning. I guess it's my fault for not better understanding the implications of the way I needed to categorise it. I admit, I still find it very confusing at times. That said, I do understand, but I am still really very unhappy about it. Again, my own fault, but of all my stories competing I have to say this is the only one I'm really disenchanted about having ended up where it did.
Cathleen

denistonr <denistonr@yahoo.com> wrote:
Hi Cathleen!

I went and looked again at your story, "If You Could See What I Hear"
to see why we had placed it where we did and if it could be moved,
etc. Mid-Third Age was your first choice for sub-category which is
why it was placed here. Hobbits was your second choice, and Drama was
third. (see copied information below) I don't think we'll be able to
move it as there are very few stories in this sub-category.

However, I don't think it's placed too poorly as it's not in the
General category but the Times:Mid Third Age: Eriador sub-category.
You have another hobbit story here, Pearl Took has two hobbit stories
, Dreamflower has a hobbit story, and then there are 3 stories with
men that are also set in Eriador.

I will speak with the other categorizers, but it will be difficult, if
not impossible to move it.

Radbooks

Cathleen Times: Mid Third Age: 2851 - 3017 TA | Races: Hobbits |
Genres: Drama
Story Setting: Tookland - Whitwell
Characters for Categorization: Pippin Took
Events and Time Periods: (3) 2968-3018: Births and childhoods of
Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin
Sub-Genres and Poetic Form: angst, childhood, family

> I would much rather see "If You Could See What I Hear" placed under
Hobbits and not General. This doesn't seem to fit with any of the
sub-categories I chose.
> Cathleen
>
> aure_enteluva <melayton@...> wrote:
> Check Ballots for Main Category: Times: Mid Third Age
>
>






"Beautiful, glorious Scotland, has spoilt me for every other country!"

Mary Todd Lincoln


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Msg# 9129

Check Ballot #1 Posted by Agape 4Rivendell July 07, 2008 - 9:38:50 Topic ID# 9129
Really quite a lot of work and I've been praying for the committee... Thank
you for all your hard work.

I wonder if there might be a possibility that a couple of my stories be
moved? I have three in the same category (see below). I know that other
authors have two in a category, but I really think three is excessive.

SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Boromir or Faramir
********************************************************
*Farewell (127): agape4gondor PERHAPS MOVE TO:
Final Partings
Letters From Faramir (425): agape4gondor
My Sword Weeps (316): agape4gondor PERHAPS MOVE TO: AU -
General
*Invisible Ink (4): alex_quine
Enticements (266): annmarwalk
*The Clear Ringing Of Silver Trumpets (278): Lithilien
Quicksilver I nominated this one... only reason why it's bolded
*Lingering Shadow (412): Shireling
First Time (672): Sivan Shemesh

Many thanks and blessings,
Agape


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Msg# 9130

Re: Check Ballot - Simplified Version Posted by nau\_tika July 07, 2008 - 10:57:10 Topic ID# 9118
This is awesome, Marta! I hope it doesnt make too much extra work for
you!

Thanks!
nautika

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "melayton@..." <melayton@...> wrote:
>
> Hey guys,
>
> Some people have requested a check ballot with only the titles,
authors'
> names, and the subcategory they are competing in - no links, no
ratings,
> no summaries. Here it is.
>
> Marta
>
>
>
> +++++++++++++++++
> GENRES: ADVENTURE
> +++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Adventure: General
> **************************************
> Balm (459): Armariel
> Dragons In The Trollshaws (170): Bodkin
> Dangerous Folk (546): Budgielover
> The Mariner's Son (329): cairistiona
> Lost (226): Claudia
> Pip-napped! (669): Dreamflower/Lindelea CoAuthors
> Dol Amroth Yule (295): Isabeau of Greenlea
> Symbols of Love (130): Larner
> Fennas Haradren (280): Linaewen
> --and it was done (527): Neoinean
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Adventure: Incomplete
> ******************************************
> With Hope and Without Hope (466): docmon
> The Wanderer (627): Lackwit
> Eagle of the Star (327): Neoinean
> To See A World (330): Nightwing
> The Web of Darkness (101): Soledad
> Tarnished Ivory (464): Yavie Feels Pretty
>
>
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> GENRES: ALTERNATE UNIVERSE
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Alternate Universe: General
> ***********************************************
> Eucatastrophe: The Return (617): Dreamflower
> As the Tide by the Moon (9): EdorasLass
> Above All Shadows (492): Ignoble Bard
> Untold Tales of the Mark: The Banishment of ɯmer (206): Katzilla
> Two Prisoners (724): Lord Branwyn
> Homeward Bound (430): Werecat
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Angst/Tragedy
> ******************************************************
> Shadow King (227): Claudia
> Bitter May (265): Cuthalion
> In The Darkness Of My Dreaming (284): Cuthalion
> For What I Wait (125): Dawn Felagund
> Clear Conscience (The Clear Shot Remix) (680): Dreamflower
> Five things that never happened to Nerdanel (389): Meril
> Five Things that Never Happened to Serinde of Dol Amroth (222):
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Drabbles
> *************************************************
> No Man's Land (726): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> Wave-Singer (33): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> Last Stroke (465): Elena Tiriel
> Least Expected (512): Imhiriel
> The Least of Rings (621): Marta
> Alter/native (478): Tanaqui
> Spoiled (119): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Incomplete
> ***************************************************
> Arranged Marriage (725): Claudia
> Land of the Moon (308): Claudia
> Murder The Dawn (383): crowdaughter
> The Search For Middle-earth (346): Jules14
> Lothí²©el - The Tenth Walker, Book 2 (567): juno_magic
> Pippin-Frog For A Day (115): Neilia
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets
> *******************************************************************
> A Path of Wisdom (641): Dana
> The Edge of the Knife (274): Dwimordene
> Return (399): Elleth
> Homecoming (706): Isabeau of Greenlea
> The Pirate (674): Sivan Shemesh
> Wounds of a Friend (710): Sivan Shemesh
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Steward's Family
> *********************************************************
> Bitter Sweet (536): annmarwalk
> The Price of Pity (373): celticbard
> The King's Colors (482): Dwimordene
> Parth Galen (705): Isabeau of Greenlea
> A Great Evil Unmade (267): Linaewen
> The Prisoner of Time (313): Raksha the Demon
>
>
> +++++++++++++
> GENRES: DRAMA
> +++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Drama: General
> **********************************
> Acquittance (337): Aprilkat
> The North Delving Incident (26): Dana
> Answering the Call (340): docmon
> Choosing (473): docmon
> The Consuming Darkness (467): Isil Elensar
> Hidden Watcher (702): kitt_otter
> The Return (167): Lady Bluejay
> The Last Throw (556): nau_tika
> The Dark One (411): NeumeIndil
> For Our Friends (654): Pearl Took
> The Visitor (174): Rowan
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Aragorn
> *********************************************
> Eagle of the Star (152): alex_quine
> Home (647): alex_quine
> Generations (508): Bodkin
> Legolas in Mandos (317): Fiondil
> The Keys of the Realm (477): Larner
> Estel I Was Called (351): Marta
> Hope comes for Estel (622): stefaniab
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Boromir or Faramir
> ********************************************************
> Farewell (127): agape4gondor
> Letters From Faramir (425): agape4gondor
> My Sword Weeps (316): agape4gondor
> Invisible Ink (4): alex_quine
> Enticements (266): annmarwalk
> The Clear Ringing Of Silver Trumpets (278): Lithilien Quicksilver
> Lingering Shadow (412): Shireling
> First Time (672): Sivan Shemesh
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Frodo or Sam
> **************************************************
> Burden (734): Ancalime8301
> On Amon S?99): Dreamflower
> Frodo's Crosswise Verse (520): Elanor Gardner
> Sam's Crosswise Verse (519): Elanor Gardner
> Dreams or Reality (716): Eleon Gamgee
> Cold (239): febobe
> Frodos Dremes (235): Gentle Hobbit
> The Blessing (228): Mews1945
> The Heart of a Home (257): Mews1945
> Promises Broken and Kept (144): periantari
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring the Noldor
> ************************************************
> All That Remained (155): Allee
> Painting a Golden Light (364): chaotic_binky
> The Scribe and the Heir (256): Dawn Felagund
> The Stranger (560): Nieriel Raina
> Thicker Than Water (541): Noliel
> The Last Words (409): Rhapsody
> Wherever You Go (537): Tena
> Starcrossed (493): weepingnaiad
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Final Partings
> ******************************************
> Upon the Pebbled Shore (171): aranelgoldenflower
> Moon Over Water (518): Avon
> Elanor of Westmarch: Still There (183): Baranduin
> In The Midst Of Summer (270): Cuthalion
> The Tower Hills (608): DrummerWench
> Boromir and Teddy (113): Ithil-valon
> The King's Time (333): Larner
> The Prisoner of Dol Guldur (102): Soledad
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: General Drabbles
> ********************************************
> Moved to Pity (366): Imhiriel
> Stabat Mater (666): iorhael
> My Legacy (407): spookystoy
> Creation Myths (300): Tanaqui
> No Mercy (443): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: General Fixed-Length Ficlets
> ********************************************************
> Birthday Present (441): Aranel Took
> Burdens (219): Meril
> Alqualondë ¨220): Moreth
> Ut?n Aurë ¨163): Nieriel Raina
> Wind of Change (47): Raksha the Demon
> Baker's Dozen (372): Tanaqui
> Saruman of Many Colours (439): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Gondor Fixed-Length Ficlets
> *******************************************************
> The Roses of Imloth Melui (435): Aervir
> Night Terrors (433): Gwynnyd
> Messengers from the West (98): Jay of Lasgalen
> Apart (551): Nieriel Raina
> A Midsummer Day's Dream (422): Raksha the Demon
> Moonset over Gondor (652): Raksha the Demon
> Heavens' Embroidered Cloths (292): Tanaqui
> Wild Swan (328): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Hurt/Comfort
> ****************************************
> Slings and Arrows (185): Ancalime8301
> Letters To A Dear Friend (670): Antane/Frodo of the Shire CoAuthors
> Primum Non Nocere (First, Do No Harm) (628): febobe
> A Summer Night's Peace (694): Larner
> At Cormallen (730): Mews1945
> The Healers from the Sea (202): Mews1945
> Fidelis (612): Pentangle
> Out of Memory and Time (136): Shireling
> Loss (196): SurgicalSteel
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Incomplete
> **************************************
> Tales of the Eldandili (502): Alassiel
> Apostate's Ruse (676): Calenlass Greenleaf
> The Elanor Bloom (194): Claudia
> The Wrong Path (538): Erviniae
> The Heart of a Knight (335): Imhiriel
> Kin-Strife (92): Isabeau of Greenlea
> Tide of Destiny - Part One: Choices (159): Lady Bluejay
> The Green Knight and the Master of Esgaroth (455): Le Rouret
> The Rescue of Celebrian (382): NeumeIndil
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Ring War Drabbles
> *********************************************
> Now the Green Blade Riseth (37): annmarwalk
> Mournful Fords (368): Imhiriel
> The Shadow (25): Linda hoyland
> ...and the sound of a battered heart, beating (690): Lindelea
> Gone Amiss (44): Raksha the Demon
> Charge! (444): Tanaqui
>
>
> ++++++++++++++
> GENRES: HORROR
> ++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Horror: General
> ***********************************
> The Other (27): Dana/Lindelea CoAuthors
> The Dark of Night (484): Ellie
> Maglor's Harp (660): Ford of Bruinen
> Silenced (31): Illwynd
> The Houseless (178): Jael
> The Ritual Disturbed (68): Larner
> I Can Feel It! (673): Sivan Shemesh
>
>
> *************
> GENRES: HUMOR
> *************
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Humor: General
> **********************************
> In the Van (72): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> The Game of Kings (28): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> The Weaving Cow (675): cactuskim
> Pippin (Paladin) Had a Little Lamb (629): Cathleen
> Tulip Takes a Tumble (616): Cathleen
> Five Hair Care Tips for Rohirrim (71): EdorasLass
> PROPHECY: Changing the Future (11): Fiondil
> The Revenge of Curufin's Horse (139): Moreth
> Full Brothers in Blood (212): Oshun
> The Conscience of the King (649): Raksha the Demon
> With Many "Fond" Acknowledgments (472): Thundera Tiger
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Drabbles
> ************************************
> There Was A Hobbit (111): agape4gondor
> Fatherhood (547): annmarwalk
> Nine Companions (259): Aranel Took
> Terra Incognita (723): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> A Sea Visit (96): Elen Kortirion
> Incarnation (242): Gandalfs apprentice
> Sharing Good News (216): Imhiriel
> There shall be Mirth at our Meeting (377): Imhiriel
> Writer's Bloke (431): stefaniab
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Elven Lands
> ***************************************
> Horse Sense (22): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> The Otters of Imladris (491): chaotic_binky
> Legolas' Seat (671): erobey
> MAGIC: The Password (451): Fiondil
> Here's To The King! (204): Jael
> Orc Talk! (703): kitt_otter
> Frogdom (192): Neilia
> The Right to Bear Arms (653): Pearl Took
> Rivendell International Airport (345): Primsong
> Bad Idea (610): StarLight9
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Gondor
> **********************************
> Surprise Inspection (207): AmandaK
> Courage (41): annmarwalk
> One Summer Day (535): annmarwalk
> Best Three Falls, No Gouging (587): Brigantine
> Thoughtful Company (16): EdorasLass
> The Vase that was Broken (417): Linda hoyland
> Hide the Knives (485): Nieriel Raina
> Eldarion (510): Sivan Shemesh
> Thawing Lily (30): Soubrettina
> Fine Art for Future Generations (561): stefaniab
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets
> ******************************************************
> Eight Weeks (273): Dwimordene
> Bears With Honey (243): Gandalfs apprentice
> Sour Milk (521): Linda hoyland
> Giving Gifts (426): Marta
> The Captain's New Clothes (421): Raksha the Demon
> Care to Ride My Hot-Rod Fell Beast? (180): viv
> Some Confusion in Accounts (276): viv
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Shire
> *********************************
> Labour Pains (483): Aratlithiel
> Beggar's Night (15): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> Pippin and the Incredible Shrinking Piglet (241): Cathleen
> Tulip's Tale (615): Cathleen
> Dirty Jobs (232): Pearl Took
> Took Broth (543): Pearl Took
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Valar & Maiar
> *****************************************
> DISGUISE: Emissaries (56): Fiondil
> FAULT: The Doctor Is In (545): Fiondil
> I Ain't Got Nobody (568): Ignoble Bard
> A Fair Trial (403): Maeve Riannon
> Young F롮Ჯ Makes A Stone (77): Oshun
> Switch (562): Tena
>
>
> ++++++++++++++++++++
> GENRES: LONGER WORKS
> ++++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Longer Works: General
> *****************************************
> The Work of Small Hands (352): Dawn Felagund
> Wars of the Valar (3): Fiondil
> The Blessing (511): Golden/Pearl Took CoAuthors
> A New Day (35): Oshun
> The King's Surgeon (90): SurgicalSteel
> Healing the Long Cleeve (133): TopazTook
>
>
> +++++++++++++++
> GENRES: MYSTERY
> +++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Mystery: General
> ************************************
> Amara (236): Claudia
> The Citadel (732): Claudia
> Fait Accompli (381): Ignoble Bard
> The Secret of the Wooden Wall (630): Lily
> The Six-Fingered Glove Mystery (522): shirebound
> The Vault of the Dead (103): Soledad
> Dead Steward's Gift (572): stefaniab
>
>
> +++++++++++++++++++
> GENRES: NON-FICTION
> +++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Non-Fiction: General
> ****************************************
> Name Calling: Group Identity and the Other among First Age Elves
(322):
> Angelica
> On Hobbits (457): Aratlithiel
> The Myth of the One Ring's Power (532): Dreamflower
> On Canon and Fanfic (123): Marta
> Arvedui v. Pelendur (277): Roh Wyn
> Tolkien's Parish: The Canonical Middle-earth (91): Steuard Jensen
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Non-Fiction: Character Studies
> ***************************************************
> One Step More - The Heroism of Frodo Baggins (395): ConnieMarie
> A Woman in Few Words: The Character of Nerdanel and Her Treatment
in
> Canon and Fandom (107): Dawn Felagund
> The Importance of Being Bilbo (686): Dreamflower
> Galdor: An Elf By Any Other Name.... (475): Marta
> Pride and Despair: A Defense of Ecthelion's Son (624): Marta
> Aulë ´he Smith (530): Oshun
>
>
> ++++++++++++++
> GENRES: POETRY
> ++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Poetry: General
> ***********************************
> Elrond's Farewell (269): Armariel
> I Married for Love (661): Ford of Bruinen
> Philosophia to Philomythus and Misomythus (50): pandemonium_213
> Yrch Song (564): Phyncke
> Temptation (416): Princess Artemis
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Poetry: Drama
> **********************************
> Answers (458): Armariel
> The Bridge (429): Armariel
> 25 Rethe, S.R. 1422: The Three Travellers Remember (679):
Dreamflower
> Merry on the Pelennor Fields (720): Primsong
> Call of the Dream (402): Queen Galadriel
> Maglor's Song (398): Robinka
> Galadriel Remembers (583): Savageseraph
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Poetry: Hobbits
> ************************************
> Shire (469): Aranel Took
> The Gardener Speaks (428): Armariel
> Bearer of the Ring (396): ConnieMarie
> By Ship or Grave (618): Larner
> The Ring That Sauron Forged (645): Larner
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Poetry: Late Third Age
> *******************************************
> Rebirth (471): Aranel Took
> Three Songs (301): Lindelea
> Weathertop (597): Primsong
> The Search (501): rhyselle
> Boromir at the Bat (632): White Gull
>
>
> +++++++++++++++
> GENRES: ROMANCE
> +++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Romance: General
> ************************************
> Coming Home to Crickhollow (445): calanthe11
> Cinnamon and Chocolate (264): Cuthalion
> As Close As (88): Dana
> Midnight (18): EdorasLass
> And Whisper You to This Earth (151): Lady Elina
> Miquan Melave (319): Marta
> Rose, Rose, Rose (619): White Gull
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Drabbles
> **************************************
> Call of the Wild (94): annmarwalk
> Loving a Book Lover (721): Avon
> Men of the Twilight (209): Elena Tiriel
> Bibliophile (370): Imhiriel
> Taking Roots (367): Imhiriel
> Home is where the heart is (505): Linda hoyland
> My Precious (14): SheBit
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Elven Lands
> *****************************************
> Coming Home (233): brindlemom2
> The Dance (128): Dawn Felagund
> Not Yet (712): erobey
> Arwen in the Afternoon (244): Gandalfs apprentice
> A Perfect World (248): mistycracraft
> A Harmony In Autumn (49): Oshun
> Early Winter at Himring Hill (79): Oshun
> In Dreams (609): Phyncke
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Gondor
> ************************************
> One Equal Temper of Heroic Hearts (334): Gwynnyd
> A Dream Come True (162): Lady Bluejay
> Waterloo (158): Lady Bluejay
> A Maid Waiting (691): Larner
> Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair (405): Marta
> Arwen (359): Neoinean
> Summer's Lease (650): Raksha the Demon
> Wonderful Tonight (320): Violin Ghost
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets
> ********************************************************
> Rich and Fair (548): annmarwalk
> The Wedding Gift (40): annmarwalk
> Diamonds For Forever I, II & III (515): Elen Kortirion
> The Turning Wheel (517): Elen Kortirion
> Wife of the Thain (513): LA Knight
> Leather (297): Marta
> The Blessing of the Waters (61): Raksha the Demon
> Celevon a Mallen (279): Tanaqui
> Handy With A Sword (437): Tanaqui
> Gently Held (6): viv
>
>
> +++++++++++++++++++++
> RACES: CROSS-CULTURAL
> +++++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Races: Cross-Cultural: General
> ******************************************
> The Haradric Whore and Her Son (124): annmarwalk/EdorasLass
CoAuthors
> A Moment in the Morning in Bree (731): Budgielover
> On Far Fields (106): Dwimordene
> Silver Blossoms Blown (646): Ignoble Bard
> Feet That Wander (576): Linaewen
> Dorwinion Wine (663): Lindelea
> Yule Tails (303): Pearl Took
> Sing My Worth Immortal (168): Perelleth
> Worlds Within Worlds (237): Rubynye
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Elves and Men
> *************************************************
> And so our friendship began... (281): Amarok
> The Legend of the Grey Riders (176): Jay of Lasgalen
> To Give Hope (456): peredhil lover
> A Little Misunderstanding (275): Radbooks
> At the Last Minute (544): rhyselle
> Not One of Us (542): StarLight9
> First Name Terms (311): The Lady of Light
> Seas of Fate (487): Thundera Tiger
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Fixed-Length Ficlets
> ********************************************************
> There and Back (89): Dana
> Light of the Westering Sun (126): Dawn Felagund
> Another Prometheus (85): Gandalfs apprentice
> A Meeting in the Tower Hills (374): Imhiriel
> A Large Bold Hand (10): Jay of Lasgalen
> Epiphany (293): Larner
> Where the Sky Kisses the Horizon, There My Dreams Lie (689):
Lindelea
> Lost Love (271): Tanaqui
> Star-songs of the Eorlingas (291): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Friendship
> **********************************************
> A Cat in King Elessar's Court (66): agape4gondor
> A White Coverlet to Cool a Hobbit's Toes (73): Claudia
> And all was made ready (427): Dreamflower
> Good King Elessar (2): Dreamflower
> In Good Company (20): foxrafer (csevans8)
> A Friend's Hug (142): Golden
> Heart of the Wood (60): Kenaz
> Jewels of Light (394): Larner
> A Dainty Dish (722): Linda hoyland
> Shelter From the Storm (315): SlightlyTookish
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Frodo and Faramir
> *****************************************************
> Labour of Love (733): Aprilkat
> Many Branches (420): Baranduin
> Sun (223): Claudia
> Of First Impressions and Old Friends (146): Dreamflower
> Concerning Walls (112): Larner
> Put Aside Your Doubt (187): sophinisba solis
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Post-Ring War
> *************************************************
> A Great Cause for Concern (682): Alassante
> The Onion Riddle (13): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> Parting Gifts (452): Fiondil
> The Misty Month (454): Le Rouret
> Dance of the Deer and M?(559): Nieriel Raina
> Frodo's Pointed Ears (729): sophinisba solis
>
>
> ++++++++++++++
> RACES: DWARVES
> ++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Races: Dwarves: General
> ***********************************
> Trading Pledges (339): Adaneth
> Of Old It Was Not Darksome (70): EdorasLass
> The Dwarves Treasure (312): eiranae
> Tonight We Are Alive (504): Eyborg
> As Was Dwarven Tradition (553): Nieriel Raina
> Bombur's Diet (677): Primsong
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Dwarves: Drabbles
> *************************************
> Hammer (468): Aranel Took
> Home (533): Aranel Took
> Sunset Gates (342): Ignoble Bard
> O Kheled-zⲡm fair and wonderful! (354): Imhiriel
> Dreamscape (442): Tanaqui
>
>
> ++++++++++++
> RACES: ELVES
> ++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Races: Elves: General
> *********************************
> Healing (419): Bodkin
> The Ghost in the Garden (272): Dawn Felagund
> Out of the Blue (205): Jael
> Wayward Sons (408): Jael
> Footsteps in Time (76): Keiliss
> To Be A King (252): Keiliss
> Risk Assessment (665): pandemonium_213
> Blue (563): red lasbelin
> Even Legends Fade (555): Star In Ruin
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Elves: Drabbles
> ***********************************
> Unwilling (64): Elena Tiriel
> A Race, To Be Like Me (375): Imhiriel
> Forsaken (369): Imhiriel
> Blood and Iron (122): Ribby
> House of Ransom (657): Robinka
> The Sky Is Over (83): Robinka
> The Lowest Circle (449): Tanaqui
> The War of Wrath (120): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Elves: Family
> *********************************
> Shadows (698): Bodkin
> Essecarmë ¨247): Dawn Felagund
> Elflings (348): Jael
> The Librarian (700): Jay of Lasgalen
> And Then There Was Cake, or Begetting Day Horrors (540): Klose
> The Water's Song (707): Nieriel Raina
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Elves: House of Elrond
> ******************************************
> Comfort (161): Bodkin
> Silver Rain (589): Empy
> Spaces in the Heart (251): Keiliss
> Star's End (283): Keiliss
> My Shining Stars (371): Oshun
> The Littlest Warrior (552): RavensWing14337
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Elves: House of Finwe
> *****************************************
> A Smile (321): Aria
> Noldolantë ¨253): Dawn Felagund
> Five Fires (736): Elleth
> My Oaths I Will Keep (298): Encaitariel
> WOUNDS: Invisible Scars (57): Fiondil
> Circle of Silver (717): Keiliss
> Denial (80): Oshun
> In absentia (84): Robinka
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Elves: Incomplete
> *************************************
> A Darkness Lies behind Us (190): Bodkin
> Journeys of V᳡ (140): Dawn Felagund
> In This Far Land (191): Encaitariel
> Prior Claim: The Sons of Elrond Series (648): Eresse
> Crumbling Walls (662): Ford of Bruinen
> Don't Explain (289): gwidhiel
> Nerdanel?s Sons (659): Istarnie
> Ionnath-Estel ( The Sons Of Hope ) (318): Kenaz
> Lessons from the Mountain (221): MithLuin
> Adar & Ion (582): Sivan Shemesh
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Elves: Mirkwood Elves
> *****************************************
> In Search of Stillness (704): Bodkin
> A Problem Shared (169): Dot
> King Stag (86): Jael
> Twentynine White Horses (557): Jael
> Free To Live (701): Nieriel Raina
> Seaworthy (349): Thundera Tiger
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Elves: Noldor Fixed-Length Ficlets
> ******************************************************
> Out, Damn'd Spot! Out, I Say! (260): Alassante
> All these hands (534): Elitihien
> Ghost (218): Elleth
> Refuge (423): Raksha the Demon
> Midwinter Thoughts (570): Rhapsody
> Vengeance's Folly (718): Rhapsody
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Elves: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets
> *****************************************************
> Love at First Sight (432): Gwynnyd
> Spiced Wine On A Snowy Day (558): Nieriel Raina
> The Queen's Gift (697): Queen Galadriel
> Undivided (46): Raksha the Demon
> Duty, Honour, Country (81): Rhapsody
>
>
> ++++++++++++++
> RACES: HOBBITS
> ++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Races: Hobbits: General
> ***********************************
> The Westering Fire (200): Aprilkat
> The Language of Waves (193): Claudia
> Ed?ledhron (392): Elanor Silmarien
> Harmony (195): Elwen
> Tolo Dan Na Ngalad (735): Elwen
> The Last Summer (143): Golden
> Too Many Rangers (116): Larner
> Lock Out (307): pippinfan88
> Feeling Safe (633): shirebound
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Childhood
> **************************************
> Trouble at Bag End (728): Angiet
> Lily Took (147): Cathleen
> The Five Rules of Cooking (523): GamgeeFest
> The Quest for the Hairless Cat (524): GamgeeFest
> A Hobbity Wizard (596): Golden
> A Promise (149): Golden
> A Matter of Ill Reputation (210): Lily
> The Making of a Ringbearer I: Adrift (145): obelia medusa
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Family
> ***********************************
> Elanor of Westmarch: The Return (78): Baranduin
> Yule at Great Smials (566): Dreamflower
> A Treasured Piece of Cloth (600): Golden
> Not Quite Any Other Day (631): Pearl Took
> Grandmum's Button Box (135): pippinfan88
> The Last Dance (397): pippinfan88
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Friendship
> ***************************************
> I Can't (24): Antane
> Between Childhood and Coming of Age (141): Dreamflower
> I Give You a Rainbow (571): Golden
> The Dancing Lesson (664): Lindelea
> The Making of a Ringbearer II: Anchored (189): obelia medusa
> A Taste of Home (138): Pearl Took
> Pippin's Secret (599): shirebound
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Hurt/Comfort
> *****************************************
> Secrets (229): Aprilkat
> Small Strengths (238): Elwen
> The Ribbon (336): Gentle Hobbit
> O Merry Mine (636): Larner
> Of Cake and Crumbs and Distant Dreams (688): Lindelea
> Rude Awakening (692): Lindelea
> Dark Dreams (550): SlightlyTookish
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Incomplete
> ***************************************
> That Fate Them Bore (476): Cara Loup
> Turning Points (357): Cathleen
> In This These Days of Glory (640): Dana
> The Autumn of His Discontent (157): jodancingtree
> When Trouble Came (109): Lily
> Dreamflower's Bunny (644): Lindelea
> The Farmer's Son (509): Lindelea
> A Time to Hope (302): PipMer
> Keep Him Secret, Keep Him Safe (643): shirebound
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Post-Ring War
> ******************************************
> Five Turnings of the Year (685): Dana
> Candles (460): Gentle Hobbit
> The Flute (150): Golden
> Regarding Ents (525): PipMer
> Summer's End (380): pippinfan88
> A Warm Sun Shining (727): shirebound
> Some Seasons (199): sophinisba solis
>
>
> ++++++++++
> RACES: MEN
> ++++++++++
>
> SubCategory Races: Men: General
> *******************************
> In Passing (104): Altariel
> Portrait of a Queen (338): Aruthir
> Destiny (592): Cinzia
> Reparation (296): Isabeau of Greenlea
> Seeking the Sun (488): Linda hoyland
> Only Water in Your Veins (154): Michelle
> Tower of the Moon (577): Nath
> The Stolen Child (197): SurgicalSteel
> The Night's Eye (343): Vana Tuivana
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Men: General Drabbles
> *****************************************
> Nothing Less (606): Archet
> A Moment Away (474): Elen Kortirion
> This crown of stars (586): Fawsley
> Battle upon the Quays (376): Imhiriel
> Return of the King (355): Imhiriel
> Relief (446): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Men: General Fixed-Length Ficlets
> *****************************************************
> Of Dreams... (7): Avon
> Hearts of Stone (12): Elen Kortirion
> Pulling the Wool (95): Elen Kortirion
> Trajectory (153): Galadriel
> Legacy (500): Raksha the Demon
> Another Country (438): Tanaqui
> Songs of Innocence and Experience (440): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Men: Gondor Drabbles
> ****************************************
> Deliverance (285): Imhiriel
> Pirates Ye Be Warned (353): Imhiriel
> Autumn (489): Linda hoyland
> Summer Nights (344): Marta
> Tangled Webs (100): Ribby
> Second Best (384): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Men: Minas Tirith
> *************************************
> Wizards' Pupils (108): Altariel
> Confidence (38): annmarwalk
> Celebrity (635): Bodkin
> Restoration (19): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> I Stand No Longer Alone (62): Larner
> Music hath Charms (361): Linda hoyland
> Playing with Fire (21): Linda hoyland
> Before You Go (506): Nancy Brooke
> Engineering (696): SurgicalSteel
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Men: Pre-Ring War Fixed-Length Ficlets
> **********************************************************
> The Portrait (288): agape4gondor
> The Chieftain of the Dunedain (623): Avon
> A Fitting Occupation (601): Radbooks
> The Fire of Hope (625): Raksha the Demon
> Your Father Loves You (424): Raksha the Demon
> Things as they were in all the days of my life (393): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Men: Steward's Family
> *****************************************
> Leaving Home (39): annmarwalk
> Dark Dreams (282): Avon
> The Nag (347): celticbard
> Daybreak (591): Cinzia
> Child of Hope (97): Galadriel
> Consolation (341): Isabeau of Greenlea
> Shall We Dance? (93): Isabeau of Greenlea
> Chance Encounter (5): przed
> Scholarship (43): Raksha the Demon
> Brotherhood (261): Violin Ghost
>
>
> +++++++++++++++++++
> RACES: OTHER BEINGS
> +++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Races: Other Beings: General
> ****************************************
> Dispelling the Fog (642): fantasyfan
> BRIDGE: Pá –alaraucar ar Ná­©er (415): Fiondil
> Old Man Willow (314): Nath
> Meant to Be (137): Pearl Took
> Seven Sisters (388): Pearl Took
> Seven Stones and Seven Stars and One White Tree (121): shirebound
>
>
> +++++++++++++++
> RACES: VILLAINS
> +++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Races: Villains: General
> ************************************
> The Making of Werewolves (42): Ignoble Bard
> Dark Light (585): Makamu
> Wormtongue (240): Mariole
> Cat's Paws (58): pandemonium_213
> The Apprentice (52): pandemonium_213
> The Captain's Mare (575): The Lauderdale
>
>
> SubCategory: Races: Villains: Fixed-Length Ficlets
> **************************************************
> Gifts (594): Gloria Mundi
> Cold Be Hand and Heart and Bone (286): Imhiriel
> Black Memory (603): mrkinch
> The Waker (287): Nancy Brooke
> Broken Star (54): pandemonium_213
> Expert Treasure Hunter (447): Tanaqui
> Orc Dreams (448): Tanaqui
>
>
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> TIMES: FIRST AGE AND PRIOR
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Times: First Age and Prior: General
> ***********************************************
> Choices (184): brindlemom2
> Stars of the Lesser (74): Dawn Felagund
> Surprise (131): Dawn Felagund
> Wind and Fire (539): elfscribe
> GOBLINS: The Herald?s Summons (53): Fiondil
> NIGHT and FOREST: A Glimpse of Beauty (554): Fiondil
> Hearts Like the Sea (36): Ignoble Bard
> The Nightingale (404): Maeve Riannon
> Kementari (99): Marta
> The Last Stand (82): Rhapsody
>
>
> SubCategory: Times: First Age and Prior: House of Finwe
> *******************************************************
> An Ordinary Woman (32): Dawn Felagund
> Discretion (254): Dawn Felagund
> One Last Wish (323): Dawn Felagund
> If I Had One Wish (658): Ellie
> Like Roses over a Fence (110): Ellie
> Vodka (714): Ford of Bruinen
> The Pillar Perished Is (356): Imhiriel
> A Sleep Over (160): Phyncke
> Courage (69): rhyselle
>
>
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> TIMES: FOURTH AGE AND BEYOND
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Times: Fourth Age and Beyond: General
> *************************************************
> Hope Remains (118): Baggins Babe
> When the King Came Back (514): Cathleen
> Where Shadows Lay No More (358): Cathleen
> Riding the Waves (211): Claudia
> Rekindling (255): Dawn Felagund
> Look Not With Longing (479): Dwimordene
> Somewhere I Have Never Traveled (578): Fiondil
> Aftermaths and Consequences (268): Gwynnyd
> Faeries (304): Pearl Took
> Seeing Stars (360): Raksha the Demon
> Tales from Tol Eressë¡ (214): shirebound
>
>
> SubCategory: Times: Fourth Age and Beyond: Fixed-Length Ficlets
> ***************************************************************
> Journey's End (234): Ignoble Bard
> Fit for a King (217): Imhiriel
> The Birthday Blessing (687): Larner
> No Regrets (490): Linda hoyland
> Old Friends (651): Marta
> Birthday Outing (386): Tanaqui
> Supporting Acts (436): Tanaqui
>
>
> +++++++++++++++++++++
> TIMES: LATE THIRD AGE
> +++++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Times: Late Third Age: General
> ******************************************
> My Brother. My Captain. My King. (602): Amarok
> Captain of Mordor (626): draylon
> Drawing the Eye (569): Linda hoyland
> They Also Serve (365): Marta
> Hold To Hope (709): Nieriel Raina
> Before the Black Gate (45): Raksha the Demon
> Chance Encounter (203): Telcontar Rulz
> Oathbreakers (470): Thundera Tiger
> The Dooming of Small Hands (639): Thundera Tiger
> Promise and Sorrow (607): Virtuella
>
>
> SubCategory: Times: Late Third Age: General Fixed-Length Ficlets
> ****************************************************************
> Loudwater (63): Adaneth
> The Kindly Airs (480): Dwimordene
> Renewal (208): Elena Tiriel
> The Journey (604): foxrafer (csevans8)
> Reflections in the Smoke (294): Raksha the Demon
> Stewards (450): Tanaqui
> The World Is Changing (719): Tanaqui
>
>
> SubCategory: Times: Late Third Age: Gondor
> ******************************************
> To Sleep, Perchance to Dream (496): Ariel/Auntie
>
Meesh/Budgielover/Cathleen/Dreamflower/Gryffinjack/kellyfrankenfield/L
indelea/Pearl
> Took/Rosie Took/SlightlyTookish CoAuthors
> In the Hands of the King (231): fantasyfan
> Wedding Nerves (48): Jay of Lasgalen
> For the Want of ... (681): Larner
> The Lost Restored (59): Larner
> Comes the moment to decide (418): Linda hoyland
> Sing All Ye People! (249): Raksha the Demon
> The Warmth of Morning (148): Spindle Berry
>
>
> SubCategory: Times: Late Third Age: Gondor Drabbles
> ***************************************************
> Forfeit (401): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> Steward's Trumpets (400): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> What Goes Up (683): Dana
> Recognition (481): Dwimordene
> Tying Notes (378): Imhiriel
> Tree of Knowledge (172): Nancy Brooke
>
>
> ++++++++++++++++++++
> TIMES: MID THIRD AGE
> ++++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Times: Mid Third Age: General
> *****************************************
> Lost and Found (23): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> Dirt and Gold (590): Empy
> The Skills That Keep You Alive (434): Gwynnyd
> The Best Sword Ever (290): Linaewen
> The Weight of Power (325): Nefhiriel
> An Autumn Fair in Halabor (165): Soledad
>
>
> SubCategory: Times: Mid Third Age: Eriador
> ******************************************
> If You Could See What I Hear (614): Cathleen
> Pippin and Tulip's Excellent Adventure (595): Cathleen
> A Place for Gandalf (391): Dreamflower
> Cuts Gone Wrong (156): Dwimordene
> Meddling (695): Dwimordene
> Star of Hope (34): Linda hoyland
> Chasing Blackie (655): Pearl Took
> Comfort and Joy (656): Pearl Took
>
>
> +++++++++++++++++++
> TIMES: MODERN TIMES
> +++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Times: Modern Times: General
> ****************************************
> National Treasure (201): Baranduin
> Summer Heat (363): chaotic_binky
> The Road Trip (410): Garnet Took
> Into the Woods (593): Gloria Mundi
> Trinity (51): pandemonium_213
> Solid Frodo: Hobbit Espionage Action (413): Princess Artemis
> Dawn Twilight (182): viv
>
>
> ++++++++++++++++
> TIMES: MULTI-AGE
> ++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Times: Multi-Age: General
> *************************************
> WAR: A Promise Before Dying (55): Fiondil
> The Craft of the Elven Smith (1): Larner
> Fulfilling Oaths (332): Nieriel Raina
> A Day in Time (230): Pearl Took
>
>
> SubCategory: Times: Multi-Age: Fixed-Length Ficlets
> ***************************************************
> Collecting Hearts I, II, III & VI (516): Elen Kortirion
> Feelings of Superiority (362): Gwynnyd
> Flame of Life (114): Imhiriel
> Flickers (390): Meril
> Birthday Double Drabble (526): PipMer
> An Elf-lord Revealed (406): Tanaqui
> Possessing the greatest powers (387): Tanaqui
>
>
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> TIMES: SECOND AND EARLY THIRD AGE
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
>
> SubCategory Times: Second and Early Third Age: General
> ******************************************************
> Long Memories (310): Bodkin
> Faithful (105): Dwimordene
> U ely묠Ar-Pharaz?486): Elitihien
> The Last Messenger: A Tale of Numenor (8): Fiondil
> Nightfall (87): Jael
> Whatever Harm Encroached (708): Nieriel Raina
> Moon of the Sea (213): pandemonium_213
> The Strength of Men (584): Savageseraph
> A Perfect Impression (494): weepingnaiad
>

Msg# 9131

Re: Check Ballot #1 Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 07, 2008 - 14:15:17 Topic ID# 9129
Hi Agape,

Thanks for bringing this issue to our attention - we do try to put only
two stories by the same author in the same subcategory, though sometimes
that is necessary. However, in this case, it looks like we can avoid it.

I have moved #127 "Farewell" to Genres: Drama: Final Partings. It should
show up that way on the next check ballot.

I didn't move #316 "My Sword Weeps" to Genres: Alternate Universe:
General, because you did not select this as a category when completing
your story form. Categorizers rely on the categories selected by the
authors, and so I'm trying not to move nominations into whole new
categories, especially when it was placed in your first-choice category.

In any event, moving "Farewell" means you'll only have two stories in
Genres: Drama: Ft. Boromir or Faramir.

Marta

Agape 4Rivendell wrote:
>
>
> Really quite a lot of work and I've been praying for the committee... Thank
> you for all your hard work.
>
> I wonder if there might be a possibility that a couple of my stories be
> moved? I have three in the same category (see below). I know that other
> authors have two in a category, but I really think three is excessive.
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Boromir or Faramir
> ********************************************************
> *Farewell (127): agape4gondor PERHAPS MOVE TO:
> Final Partings
> Letters From Faramir (425): agape4gondor
> My Sword Weeps (316): agape4gondor PERHAPS MOVE TO: AU -
> General
> *Invisible Ink (4): alex_quine
> Enticements (266): annmarwalk
> *The Clear Ringing Of Silver Trumpets (278): Lithilien
> Quicksilver I nominated this one... only reason why it's bolded
> *Lingering Shadow (412): Shireling
> First Time (672): Sivan Shemesh
>
> Many thanks and blessings,
> Agape
>

Msg# 9132

Re: Check Ballot # 1 - Drama Posted by Monica July 07, 2008 - 14:21:15 Topic ID# 9078
Thanks, Marta and all the volunteers, for all your work on this.

I hate to be a nudge [:O] (how do you spell that?), but I wanted to
ask about the practice of putting multiple stories of an author in a
single category. I didn't notice this last year because I only had one
story nominated. But this year, I have 3 stories, and 2 have been
placed in the same category. I've noticed that this is fairly common, so
I'm not asking for a change, since it's obviously a policy. But if I
could ask for an explanation, it would be greatly appreciated. As I see
it, my two stories are now competing against each other, and I
essentially have only 2 opportunities to win in any placing. Don't get
me wrong. I'm proud simply to be nominated for the MEFAs, and having 3
stories nominated was a shock, not to mention an honor. Nevertheless, I
thought this was curious.
I know you work hard at this. I'm sure you have a logical reasoning, and
it's probably part of your complicated system that allows all of this to
work just the way it does. I don't want to seem unappreciative of all of
that! I just want to understand the thinking of the MEFA staff.

thanks,
docmon


--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "aure_enteluva" <melayton@...> wrote:
>
> Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Drama
>
>
> SubCategory Genres: Drama: General
>
> Acquittance (337): Aprilkat
> URL: http://aprilkat.livejournal.com/148561.html
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Mention of prostitution and attendant
diseases.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Outspoken young female surgeon Serindë has been falsely accused and
> exiled from Gondor by the Steward Denethor - on pain of death if she
> is found. (OFC written by surgicalsteel on Live Journal.) Good deeds
> repay in unexpected ways.
>
> The North Delving Incident (26): Dana
> URL: http://the-danamark.livejournal.com/195017.html
> Mature, Reason for Rating: Dark elements and themes: angst, violence,
> minor character death, other dark implications, and the acts of
Ruffians
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A village occupied by ruffians, a year after the Scouring of the Shire
> and the Battle of Bywater, and how they are freed.
>
> Answering the Call (340): docmon
> URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=4356
> Teen, Reason for Rating: This story relates tales of when each
> character succumbs to the call of the Ring. The scenes sometimes
> result in potential violence between characters that is nevertheless
> disturbing despite not being realized. There is one scene (ch. 3)
> where there is some brief violence that is described clearly, though
> not graphically, so I have chosen Teen to err on the side of caution.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A series of (unrelated) vignettes in which each member of the
> Fellowship hears the call of the Ring - and answers it. My take on the
> big What-If, pursuing the potential in each character to take the
> Ring. Varying degrees of angst, drama, action, and perhaps a little
> more angst.
>
> Choosing (473): docmon
> URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=6040
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Three choices, three destinies. Three leaders choose the messengers to
> send to Imladris, who then become members of the Fellowship.
>
> The Consuming Darkness (467): Isil Elensar
> URL:
>
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=2\
37&chapter=1
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> It is written that Tar-Miriel was too late to reach the supposed
> safety of the Meneltarma when Numenor sank into the sea. But why was
> she late? What was so important that she would risk her life, knowing
> she would not survive?
>
> Hidden Watcher (702): kitt_otter
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5846&cid=24653
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> In Moria, Legolas takes his watch and something watches him.
>
> The Return (167): Lady Bluejay
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5515
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> `Both Duilin of Morthond and his brother were trampled to death when
> they assailed the mûmakil, leading their bowmen close to shoot at
the
> eyes of the monsters.' Duinhir had to return to his wife without his
sons.
>
> The Last Throw (556): nau_tika
> URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3842745/1/The_Last_Throw
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Following "The Last Debate" in The Return of the King, Chapter 10
> says, "…the army of the West was all assembled on the Pelennor.
… All
> was now ready for the last throw."
> This is the story of the march to the Black Gate (movie and book
> verse) from the view of a family man who made the journey.
>
>
> The Dark One (411): NeumeIndil
> URL: http://word-hoarder.livejournal.com/5878.html#cutid1
> Mature, Reason for Rating: Talk of murder, torture, and invasions;
> moderately graphic M/F sex; a fist fight, coarse language and some
> more death thrown in. Much of it takes place in a whore house.
> Romance Partners: Gamling/Morwen of Gondor (OFC)
> Spring has come to Edoras, and with it, a reminder of Morwen's past
> that she did not expect. Taken with the arrival of still more refugees
> from the west of Rohan, and the seeming possession of Theoden King,
> times are dark at the top of the hill. Beset from without and
> undermined from within, the people of Rohan may only watch and wait
> while the doom of their nation looms large on the eastern horizon.
>
> Part 14 of my series "Nights in Rohan" follows Morwen of Gondor, the
> prostitute in love with Gamling, as Edoras prepares for what will be
> the War of the Ring. Featuring: Boromir II, Eomer son of Eomund, and
> Theodred son of Theoden.
>
> For Our Friends (654): Pearl Took
> URL:
http://stories.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23973
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Movie based. A Golden plot bunny: what might Merry have been
> feeling/thinking as the Rohirrim approach the besieged city of Minas
> Tirith?
>
> The Visitor (174): Rowan
> URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1798
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Elanor receives an unusual visit.
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Aragorn
>
> Eagle of the Star (152): alex_quine
> URL: http://alex-quine.livejournal.com/12958.html
> Mature, Reason for Rating: Sexual Situations
> Romance Partners: Denethor/Thorongil
> A young Thorongil struggles to reconcile his growing love for Gondor
> to the part that Denethor plays in his life there.
>
>
> Home (647): alex_quine
> URL: http://alex-quine.livejournal.com/19624.html#cutid1
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Why has Theoden left Theodred to welcome his cousins to Meduseld?
>
> Generations (508): Bodkin
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5906&cid=24961
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> It is natural for parents to want their children to lead safer,
> happier lives than they did – just as it is natural for them to
> complain about the inadequacies of the next generation. While trying
> to live up to a father who is an epic hero brings difficulties of its
> own ...
>
> Legolas in Mandos (317): Fiondil
> URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4235565/1/Legolas_in_Mandos
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Non-graphic description of battle and
> character death; implied sex between a married couple.
> Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn, Námo/Vairë
> Aragorn is on a mission to save more than Legolas' life... he has to
> also save his own and when the Lord of Mandos plays for souls he takes
> no prisoners. A two-part story describing Legolas' 'death' and its
> aftermath. Originally inspired by the Naked Yule Challenge at
> LOTRfanfiction.
>
> The Keys of the Realm (477): Larner
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5892
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: Húrin of the Keys/OC wife; Faramir/Éowyn
> The Battle of the Pelennor is over, and the folk of Minas Tirith must
> deal with the aftermath. Now the Keeper of the Keys watches the
> changes happen, finding himself preparing for the Return of the King
> to Gondor.
>
> Estel I Was Called (351): Marta
> URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/41422.html
> Teen, Reason for Rating: dark themes
> Romance Partners: n/a
> "Estel I was called, but I am Aragorn, Arathorn's son, Isildur's Heir,
> Lord of the Dúnedain." Aragorn takes up his place among the
Dúnedain
> after learning his true heritage.
>
> Hope comes for Estel (622): stefaniab
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5562
> General, Reason for Rating: This is a character piece, in which
> Aragorn meets Faramir for the first time since the Houses of Healing.
> It's somewhat of highly charged job interview.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Tolkien doesn't tell us about the first time Aragorn meets Faramir
> after his healing. Jackson didn't film it. Yet, this incident is the
> subject of more than a few gap fillers. Here is my version, a
> character piece set in the merge of film and book canon that I use for
> all my stories.
>
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Boromir or Faramir
>
> Farewell (127): agape4gondor
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5473&cid=23886
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Angered by Boromir's taking of the Quest, Faramir prepares to return
> to Henneth-Annun.
>
> Letters From Faramir (425): agape4gondor
> URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=4732
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Grief knows no boundaries, nor age, nor time. Letters from Faramir to
> Boromir - in hopes that he is still alive and will return. Angst.
>
> My Sword Weeps (316): agape4gondor
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5057
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Difficult times for young ones. Capture by
> Orcs. Death.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Gondor and its Steward are rocked by the death of Denethor and others.
> A journey is started from two ends of Middle-earth to try to help
> Faramir. Takes place in the year TA 2989. AU.
>
> Invisible Ink (4): alex_quine
> URL: http://alex-quine.livejournal.com/11451.html
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Romantic Situations
> Romance Partners: Faramir/Eomer
> When Faramir tries to persuade Eomer to do what Elessar wants, he
> finds himself face-to-face with a fragile world, a secret revealed and
> the promptings of his unquiet flesh.
>
>
> Enticements (266): annmarwalk
> URL: http://just-ann-now.livejournal.com/183178.html#cutid1
> Teen, Reason for Rating: M/M sexual activity (implied)
> Romance Partners: Boromir/Theodred (implied)
> " `…almost I should have said that she was tempting us, and
offering
> what she pretended to have the power to give. It need not be said that
> I refused to listen. The men of Minas Tirith are true to their word.'
> But what he thought that the Lady had offered him Boromir did not
tell."
>
> The Clear Ringing Of Silver Trumpets (278): Lithilien Quicksilver
> URL:
http://lotrscrapbook.bookloaf.net/stories/01/lithilien_trumpets.html
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Violence, character death
> Romance Partners: N/A
> They say your life flashes before your eyes at the moment of death.
> What were Boromir's thoughts and feelings as he fought the greatest
> -and final - battle of his life? Movie-verse.
>
> Lingering Shadow (412): Shireling
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5889
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> As Minas Tirith celebrates the first anniversary of King's reign a
> face from the past haunts Faramir and threatens his newly found
happiness.
>
> First Time (672): Sivan Shemesh
> URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3972346/1/First_Time
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> It is the first time without Finduilas around. How is the Steward's
> family dealing with the pain? And what about the nearing holiday?
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Frodo or Sam
>
> Burden (734): Ancalime8301
> URL: http://ancalime8301.fateback.com/fics/burdenindex.html
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Rating for implied non-con, hermaphrodite
> Frodo, underaged pregnancy.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Pre-Quest, a young hobbit finds himself lost and in trouble far from
home.
>
> On Amon Sûl (299): Dreamflower
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4556&cid=23548
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> After the stabbing on Weathertop, from Frodo's POV...
>
> Frodo's Crosswise Verse (520): Elanor Gardner
> URL: http://www.the-green-door.net/GenFics/CrosswiseVerseII.htm
> General, Reason for Rating: Although the reader COULD read a slash
> relationship into this story, it is not overtly slash and it can be
> read either way.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A childhood promise and the rhyme it creates have an impact on the
> lives of Frodo and Sam. After the quest, Frodo is confronted with
> appalling choices, but a promise is remembered. (This story is best
> read AFTER reading Sam's Crosswise Verse.)
>
>
> Sam's Crosswise Verse (519): Elanor Gardner
> URL: http://www.the-green-door.net/GenFics/CrosswiseVerseI.htm
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A childhood promise and the rhyme it creates have an impact on the
> lives of Frodo and Sam. On the quest, Sam and his master are crosswise
> and an old promise must be kept.
>
>
> Dreams or Reality (716): Eleon Gamgee
> URL:
>
http://www.writers-haven.net/Dreams%20or%20Reality%20by%20Eleon%20Gamgee\
.htm
> Teen, Reason for Rating: In Frodo's dream/vision Sam is thrown across
> the ground and seems to transform a bit into the Eye of Sauron. It's
> only a dream and Frodo does wake up.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Is Frodo dreaming again? Or is it real?
> Sam can't really be leaving him! Sam wouldn't do that!
> In complete delirium, Frodo tries to keep his grasp of reality as he
> sees what the Quest will do and even is doing to his best friend; Sam.
>
> Cold (239): febobe
> URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=852
> Teen, Reason for Rating: References to non-graphic violence.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Frodo's encounter with one of the Nine in Osgiliath proves ill for
> him, and Sam and Faramir find themselves working together in spite of
> themselves.
>
> Frodos Dremes (235): Gentle Hobbit
> URL:
http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1829&chapter=1
> Mature, Reason for Rating: This story is a series of vignettes united
> by a common theme. Chapters 1-3 have some unsettling ideas that may
> deserve a teen rating (e.g. themes of phobia or abandonment). Chapters
> 4 and 5 (a two-part vignette) contains elements of horror and no happy
> resolution. I would even suggest that this may deserve a mature
> rating. The site on which the story is located has a note to this
> effect for Chapters 4 and 5.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Those who are familiar with "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil" will
> recognize the title of this series of vignettes. In this series,
> Frodo's gift (or curse) for strange and prescient dreams will be
explored.
>
> Why does he have these dreams? What do they tell him? Can he
> understand this gift? Come and explore these strange tales, and
> perhaps we will find out some of the answers together.
>
> The Blessing (228): Mews1945
> URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=451
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A wounded soldier of Gondor tells of an enounter with The Ringbearers
> when Frodo and Sam come to visit the wounded, and learns that strength
> and courage come in unexpected forms.
>
> The Heart of a Home (257): Mews1945
> URL:
http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=173&chapter=1
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Bilbo returns home from a long trip and finds a warm welcome home from
> his new heir.
>
> Promises Broken and Kept (144): periantari
> URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1781
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Merry goes through a tough time with Frodo leaving from Buckland, and
> even though Frodo writes to Merry often, Merry gets sad and lonely. He
> gradually falls very ill, but Frodo comes to nurse him better and
> makes a promises that he can keep.
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring the Noldor
>
> All That Remained (155): Allee
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5541
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Dark themes, character suicide attempt
> Romance Partners: N/A
> After Arathorn's death, Gilraen is left to pick up the pieces of her
> shattered life, but the young widow learns that grief is no stranger
> to the House of Elrond. Will pain destroy the inhabitants of the Last
> Homely House, or will it bind them together?
>
> Painting a Golden Light (364): chaotic_binky
> URL:
>
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/C/ChaoticBinky/PaintingAGoldenLight\
/_ChapterList.htm
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Non graphic description of injures after a
> war time shell blast. Haunting by the ghosts of dead soldiers.
> Romance Partners: Glorfindel/Erestor
> Story set during and just after the First World War. Glorfindel is an
> explorer who has come back to Britain and lives with the shell shocked
> war artist Erestor, in the small village of St. Michael's Leap. The
> villagers are curious about their relationship. Glorfindel looks
> forward to sailing and Erestor's sole aim is to paint, 'the perfect
> golden light'.
>
> The Scribe and the Heir (256): Dawn Felagund
> URL:
>
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=1\
54
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Young Maedhros has recently been appointed as a King's scribe, and
> young Fingon is just coming of age. As each chooses his road in life,
> Maedhros is forced to consider his role as his father's heir and how
> his decisions might worsen the disintegrating relationship between
> Fëanor and Fingolfin.
>
> The Stranger (560): Nieriel Raina
> URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5756&cid=24999
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Inspired by Fiondil's Valar Universe. A young boy meets a stranger on
> a beach in the early 20th century.
>
> Written for the Tolkien Tango Prompt Challenge #10: Prophecies
>
>
>
> Thicker Than Water (541): Noliel
> URL:
>
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=2\
90
> General, Reason for Rating: I gave my story a rating of General
> because it fit the guidelines provided in MEFAs description of
> ratings, and also because I did not find any content in my fic that
> could disturb a child. This story mainly deals with a father-son
> relationship, and although death is alluded to, it is not described in
> a way that could have a negative effect on a person's mind.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Celebrimbor, in Sirion, looks forward to a visit from Galadriel.
> However, her impromptu arrival brings with it the news of his father's
> death in Doriath.
>
> The Last Words (409): Rhapsody
> URL:
>
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=2\
92&chapter=1
> Teen, Reason for Rating: I am rating this story as teens given the
> mature themes being discussed.
> Romance Partners: Nerdanel/Fëanor
> Nerdanel finally meets her nemesis: the one who caused the rift in her
> marriage to Fëanor. What did she had to say to them? A one-shot set
in
> the bard Rising Universe.
>
> Wherever You Go (537): Tena
> URL:
>
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/T/Tena/WhereverYouGo/_ChapterList.h\
tm
> Mature, Reason for Rating: The chapters are rated from G-NC-17. There
> are descriptions of sexual acts between mature adults. Slash and Het
> Romance Partners: Elrond/Gil galad, Elrond/Celebrian,
Erestor/Glorfindel
> Elrond takes a look back at his life.
>
> Starcrossed (493): weepingnaiad
> URL: http://parma.littlebalrog.com/viewstory.php?sid=40
> Teen, Reason for Rating: occurs during war, canon-character death,
slash
> Romance Partners: Círdan/Gil-galad, Elrond/Gil-Galad
> The raising of a falling star...
>
> Gil-galad's life from Dor-Lómin to the Isle of Balar and then on to
> Lindon and beyond.
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Final Partings
>
> Upon the Pebbled Shore (171): aranelgoldenflower
> URL:
>
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=6972&SPOrdina\
l=1
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Upon the pebbled shores of the sea stand two brothers. But as the tide
> begins to turn the sound of the gulls will choose their futures.
>
> (This story is on HASA under my Author name of Peregrin Ionad. but I
> am the same person....I just used Peregrin Ionad first, and have never
> thought to change it, as I don't usually post fics as
> Aranegoldenflower and when I do I always make sure people realise it
> is the same person!)
>
> Moon Over Water (518): Avon
> URL: http://avon7.livejournal.com/134151.html#cutid1
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> On a cold moonlit night Faramir watches the river. He watches for a
> memory, for a vision, for a dream... he watches for a vigil once kept
> with his brother.
>
> Elanor of Westmarch: Still There (183): Baranduin
> URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=126
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: Elanor/Fastred
> Elanor's last meeting with Sam before he leaves Middle-earth.
>
> In The Midst Of Summer (270): Cuthalion
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5502
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Mentioning of character death and grief
> Romance Partners: N/A
> In June 1482, Samwise Gamgee has to bear the fact that his wife has
> passed away, leaving him behind. Between deep grief and bittersweet
> memories, he understands that the life he was used to is ultimately
> over, and that a new way lies ahead of him.
>
> The Tower Hills (608): DrummerWench
> URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=6182
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A gap-filler set at the very end of ROTK, as Frodo, Sam and the Elves
> travel toward the Havens. They pass through the Tower Hills, and pause
> at the Tower of Elostirion.
>
> Boromir and Teddy (113): Ithil-valon
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5653&cid=23835
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Faramir and Eomer find comfort in an unexpected way as they visit the
> burial mound of Theodred.
>
> The King's Time (333): Larner
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5058&cid=24863
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Discusses concerns related to dying, and
> looks toward Aragorn's death.
> Romance Partners: n/a
> It is now the thirtieth of Rethe by the Shire's calendar, and the Lord
> King has determined that his birthday tomorrow shall be observed in a
> most solemn manner. This evening he thinks on the passing of time....
>
>
> The Prisoner of Dol Guldur (102): Soledad
> URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=604
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated for some frightening mental images.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> After the destruction of Dol Guldur, King Thranduil of Mirkwood makes
> a terrible discovery.
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: General Drabbles
>
> Moved to Pity (366): Imhiriel
> URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2975
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: Námo/Vairë
> Námo returns shaken from his encounter with Lúthien. His wife
Vairë
> tries to comfort him.
>
> Stabat Mater (666): iorhael
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4445&cid=23402
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Primula watches. Inspired by the poem <i>Stabat Mater Dolorosa</i>. A
> drabble.
>
> My Legacy (407): spookystoy
> URL:
>
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=6\
0
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Celebrimbor believes his father left no worthwhile legacy to Arda.
> Curufin, determined to reconcile with his son and rebuild the family
> legacy, argues otherwise. (It helps to know that Celebrimbor looks
> like Weta's Daniel Falconer in this AU Fourth Age.)
>
> Creation Myths (300): Tanaqui
> URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/104113.html
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> The making of Eä and the making of the Silmarils.
>
> No Mercy (443): Tanaqui
> URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/55334.html
> Mature, Reason for Rating: Violence.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Morgoth's forces fall on the besieging armies of Elves and Men at the
> start of the Dagor Bragollach.
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: General Fixed-Length Ficlets
>
> Birthday Present (441): Aranel Took
> URL:
http://aranel-took.fancrone.net/other/drabbles/birthday_present.php
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Bilbo has a gift for Pippin.
>
> Burdens (219): Meril
> URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=5728
> General, Reason for Rating: "Burdens" is about a traumatic event, but
> I believe the writing is vague enough for it to be rated "general."
> Romance Partners: N/A
> The Exiles carry many things with them on their way to Arda...
>
> Alqualondë (220): Moreth
> URL:
>
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=2\
87
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Non-graphic violence
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Inexperience and war - two drabbles from opposing view-points.
>
> Utúlie'n Aurë (163): Nieriel Raina
> URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3688952/1/Ut_lien_Aur
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Sauron is defeated, and even far from Mordor, the victory can be felt.
> Two elves rejoice in the true passing of night.
>
> Wind of Change (47): Raksha the Demon
> URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4051
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A fierce wind sweeps across Middle-earth one day in the late Third
> Age, heralding, after hundreds of years, the instrument of a
> prophecy's completion, in three different lands.
>
> Baker's Dozen (372): Tanaqui
> URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/120418.html#cutid1
> Teen, Reason for Rating: References to adult themes, including death,
> slavery and grave robbing.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A series of 13 drabbles about some of the jobs people do in
> Middle-earth and the people who do them. Many of the drabbles were
> inspired by considering the Middle-earth equivalents of modern
> careers, and are tongue-in-cheek, but some address serious issues.
> Includes many original characters, but some interactions with canon
> characters.
>
> Saruman of Many Colours (439): Tanaqui
> URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/121899.html#cutid1
> Mature, Reason for Rating: Violence.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A collection of drabbles about Saruman and his meddlings in the West
> throughout the long years of the Third Age.
>
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Gondor Fixed-Length Ficlets
>
> The Roses of Imloth Melui (435): Aervir
> URL: http://having-written.livejournal.com/13938.html
> General, Reason for Rating: adult themes
> Romance Partners: N/A
> The life of Ioreth, a minor character from "Return of the King" and an
> (extra-)ordinary Gondorian woman, as told in ten drabbles.
>
> Night Terrors (433): Gwynnyd
> URL:
>
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7154&spordina\
l=6
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Written for the challenge prompt "Like a Fearful Faramir." In the
> fourth Age, even when things are going well for Faramir, he can't help
> but worry about the things that can go wrong.
>
> Messengers from the West (98): Jay of Lasgalen
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5761&cid=24791
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> From The Tale of Years: 2957-80: Aragorn undertakes his great journeys
> and errantries. As Thorongil he serves in disguise both Thengel of
> Rohan and Ecthelion II of Gondor - but was he completely isolated from
> his family? On his 40th birthday, mysterious messengers arrive from
> the West.
>
> Apart (551): Nieriel Raina
> URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3931241/1/Apart
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Two friends suffer the loss of their friendship due to their own
> foolishness, and each must find the courage to make it right. Written
> for the Middleearth Express Prompt 93: Apart
>
> A Midsummer Day's Dream (422): Raksha the Demon
> URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4044
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Are we such stuff as dreams are made of? The bounds between dream and
> waking, and life and death, are blurred on a sunny afternoon in Fourth
> Age Emyn Arnen.
>
> Moonset over Gondor (652): Raksha the Demon
> URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7468
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
> Under a bright moon, Faramir considers the gains, and the price, of
peace.
>
> Heavens' Embroidered Cloths (292): Tanaqui
> URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/119276.html#cutid1
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Some mentions of battle and death
> Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
> For her first mettarë in Gondor, Éowyn revives an old tradition
- and
> sparks memories in her husband.
>
> Wild Swan (328): Tanaqui
> URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/119970.html
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Battle scenes, death and mild sexual innuendo
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Moments from the life of Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Hurt/Comfort
>
> Slings and Arrows (185): Ancalime8301
> URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1272
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Teen rating for hobbit injury and wound
> treatment.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Frodo suffers the consequences of not having his mithril shirt on. Mix
> of book canon and movie verse. First line provided by claudia603.
>
> Letters To A Dear Friend (670): Antane/Frodo of the Shire CoAuthors
> URL:
>
http://www.writers-haven.net/Letters%20To%20a%20Dear%20Friend%20by%20Ant\
ane%20and%20Frodo%20of%20the%20Shire.htm
> Teen, Reason for Rating: This story deals with Frodo's struggle to
> deal with the horrific damage done to him by Sauron/the Ring, which
> was for all intents and purposes a brutal and repeated rape. There is
> no sexual content since there was no physical violation, but a rape is
> not just an assualt on the body, but on the heart and soul as well and
> it is those that Frodo struggles to come to terms with and feeling
> filthy and worthless.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> This story deals with Frodo's struggle to deal with the horrific
> damage done to him by Sauron/the Ring, which was for all intents and
> purposes a brutal and repeated rape. There is no sexual content since
> there was no physical violation, but a rape is not just an assualt on
> the body, but on the heart and soul as well and it is those that Frodo
> struggles to come to terms with and feeling filthy and worthless.
>
>
>
>
>
> Primum Non Nocere (First, Do No Harm) (628): febobe
> URL: http://www.west-of-the-moon.net/servlet/ReadGenStory?storyID=574
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated Teen for dark/frightening thematic
> references.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Sam and Frodo are presented to Eowyn for the first time. What are
> their reactions to the first woman they've met of the race of Men?
>
> A Summer Night's Peace (694): Larner
> URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3966&cid=23527
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Discusses some mature subjects--tastefully, I
> hope
> Romance Partners: N/A
> One night, not long before the Hobbits left Minas Tirith, Frodo and
> Aragorn met beneath the White Tree.
>
> A first-person narrative.
>
> At Cormallen (730): Mews1945
> URL: http://mews1945.livejournal.com/311772.html
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> After the days of waiting and worrying in Minas Tirith, Merry finally
> arrives at Cormallen where he is able to help care for his cousins and
> Sam and so begins to find healing for himself as well.
>
> The Healers from the Sea (202): Mews1945
> URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=552
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> On the voyage to Tol Eressea, when dolphins appear around the ship,
> Frodo expresses a desire to see them at closer range and his request
> is honored by Elrond, allowing Frodo a chance to experience personal
> contact with these healers from the sea.
>
> Fidelis (612): Pentangle
> URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3546109/1/Fidelis
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Character death; extreme angst in at least
> one chapter violence alluded to but not described detailed medical
> treatment
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A tale from "The Ranger Years". Two strangers test the meaning and
> depth of the friendship between Aragorn and Legolas. OC death.
>
> Out of Memory and Time (136): Shireling
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5746
> Teen, Reason for Rating: The story contains a recounting of violence
> against the main character but no graphic details.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Following the first winter of the new King's reign, events unfold that
> will have devastating consequences for Gondor and the King's closest
> companions.
>
> Loss (196): SurgicalSteel
> URL: http://surgsteelfic.livejournal.com/24976.html
> Mature, Reason for Rating: Graphic descriptions of complicated
childbirth.
> Romance Partners: Halbarad/OFC
> Serinde (OFC healer from 'The King's Surgeon') gives birth to her
> third child and almost dies in the process. Her husband, Halbarad, is
> forced to desperate action to save her life.
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Incomplete
>
> Tales of the Eldandili (502): Alassiel
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5742&cid=24181
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> In the Seventh Age, the Children of Iluvatar unite to defend Arda.
> Many thanks to Fiondil for beta-reading.
>
> Apostate's Ruse (676): Calenlass Greenleaf
> URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3445523/1/Apostates_Ruse
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Angst, mentions of violence, and battle
scenes.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Apostates come in every form, and their ruses are often hard to
> perceive. What happens when one sets his eyes upon Imladris? Much
> trouble for Estel, who is left baffled by Elrond's strange behavior.
> Slightly AU in that there is no Gilraen present.
>
> The Elanor Bloom (194): Claudia
> URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1160
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> On quest, a friendship develops between Frodo and Aragorn.
>
> The Wrong Path (538): Erviniae
> URL:
>
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/E/Erviniae/WrongPath/_ChapterList.h\
tm
> Mature, Reason for Rating: The story has an R rating due to some
> sexual scenes that are important to the plot and are not very
> graphic.It's more about showing their feelings and emotions when in
> such a situation.
> Romance Partners: Erestor/Ecthelion
> Erestor and Ecthelion live in an age in Gondolin where upon same sex
> pairings are not tolerated and are forbidden by law. This follows
> their journey of forbidden love: Their path may be wrong , but to them
> it is the right one.
>
> The Heart of a Knight (335): Imhiriel
> URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=5910
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Discusses the Ring War and the events
> concerning Denethor's pyre in their physical/psychological/emotional
> consequences in non-graphic details.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> From being called a recreant to being appointed as Captain of the
> White Company – This story takes a look at Beregond, his family
and
> his friends after this change in fortune, and how they experienced the
> Return of the King and the dawning of the New Age.
>
> Kin-Strife (92): Isabeau of Greenlea
> URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=100
> Mature, Reason for Rating: Drug use in one chapter, implied
> multipartner M/M/F in one chapter, M/M sex in one chapter.
> Romance Partners: Imrahil/OMC
> Keeping nineteen-year-old Imrahil of Dol Amroth out of trouble is a
> full-time job and turns out to be beyond the ability of Andrahar of
> Umbar. What happens one night in a brothel has ramifications that
> affect the young men well into the following year, and changes their
> relationship forever.
>
> Tide of Destiny - Part One: Choices (159): Lady Bluejay
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5647
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Contains a death scene.
> Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
> An epic tale of tragedy, bravery and love. From the shores of
> Belfalas, up the valleys of the Ered Nimrais to the plains of the
> Riddermark, we follow the lives of Lothíriel of Dol Amroth, her
> brothers and Éomer of Rohan from their early years to old age.
>
>
>
> The Green Knight and the Master of Esgaroth (455): Le Rouret
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5712&cid=24091
> Mature, Reason for Rating: There are elements of rape, both
> heterosexual and homosexual, and torture in this story.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Legolas, Lord of Dol Galenehtar, has enough in Ithilien to worry him:
> His beloved Bandobras Took earning his spurs; the investiture of his
> new esquire; and Fastred son of Faramir's little romance going sour.
> But when news reaches him of the new Master of Lake Town seeking to
> stir up dissention between the Elvenking and Thorin Stonehelm of
> Erebor, Legolas and Gimli go north to their fathers' aid ... and end
> up uncovering a mystery deeper and darker than they had feared.
>
> The Rescue of Celebrian (382): NeumeIndil
> URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3512
> Mature, Reason for Rating: There has already been graphic violence and
> may be some language and sexual content that could prevent teens and
> young children from reading.
> Romance Partners: Elrond/Celebrian, Elrohir or Elladan/OFC?, if
> applicable.
> "Elrond, who had remained unwed through all his long years, now took
> to wife Celebrian, daughter of Galadriel and Celeborn of Lorien. His
> children were the twin brethren, Elladan and Elrohir, and Arwen
> Undomiel, the fairest of all the maidens of the Third Age,"…
>
> "…Celebrian, wife of Elrond, journeys to Lorien to visit
Galadriel,
> her mother; but she is taken by Orcs in the passes of the mountains.
> She is rescued by Elrond and his sons, but after fear and torment she
> is no longer willing to remain in Middle-earth, and she departs to the
> Grey Havens and sails over Sea."
>
> (Histories of Middle Earth, vol. 12, The Peoples of Middle-earth: Part
> VIII- "The Tale of Years of the Third Age".)
>
> In the mean time…
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Ring War Drabbles
>
> Now the Green Blade Riseth (37): annmarwalk
> URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/479872.html
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> The Gaffer is surprised by Sam's behavior following the Scouring of
> the Shire.
>
> Mournful Fords (368): Imhiriel
> URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3248
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> On his way to Isengard, Théoden comes to the place of his son's
last
> stand.
>
> The Shadow (25): Linda hoyland
> URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7334
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Did Sméagol truly perish? Sometimes Frodo wonders; for he has more
> cause to know how shadows can linger....
>
>
> ...and the sound of a battered heart, beating (690): Lindelea
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=371&cid=23731
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Frodo and Estella Bolger watch over a sleeping Fredegar.
>
> Gone Amiss (44): Raksha the Demon
> URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7448
> Teen, Reason for Rating: mention of death
> Romance Partners: N/A
> The moments after Boromir's last smile; as seen through Aragorn's
eyes.
>
> Charge! (444): Tanaqui
> URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/115305.html
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Battle scenes.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A rider and his mount fight at the Battle of Pelennor Fields.
>



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Msg# 9133

Re: Check Ballot # 1 - Drama Posted by heartofoshun@aol.com July 07, 2008 - 14:26:38 Topic ID# 9078
In a message dated 7/7/2008 2:21:43 PM Eastern Standard Time,
doctormon67@gmail.com writes:

I'm not asking for a change, since it's obviously a policy. But if I
could ask for an explanation, it would be greatly appreciated. As I see
it, my two stories are now competing against each other, and I
essentially have only 2 opportunities to win in any placing. Don't get
me wrong. I'm proud simply to be nominated for the MEFAs, and having 3
stories nominated was a shock, not to mention an honor. Nevertheless, I
thought this was curious.



I am very sensitve about this also, because I also have a very small number
of stories. This year six, my largest number ever. (I tend to write long
stories.) On the other hand, a lot of people have dozens of stories (drabbles and
ficlets). I would think in that case, it would be almost impossible to avoid
doubling them up, since people do tend to write in a chosen area of canon for
the most part.



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Msg# 9134

Re: Check Ballot #1 - Humor Posted by aure\_enteluva July 07, 2008 - 15:26:13 Topic ID# 9080
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Arthur Boccaccio" <namondil@...> wrote:
>
> *Humor: Valar & Maiar*
> FAULT: The Doctor Is In (545): Fiondil
> URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24810
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> N�mo gets a little help in handling some of his more obstreperous
charges.
> Written for 'The Tolkien Tango' challenge at the Leaf and Stone
Yahoo Group
>
> I understand why this was put in the category it was but I don't
think it
> really belongs there, but putting it in *Humor:General* would make that
> category too large. Not really happy about it but I guess I can live
with
> it.
>
> FIONDIL
>

Hi Fiondil,

You're right - moving it would make General too large, and would also
make the "Valar & Ainur" subcat even smaller than it is, so I'd prefer
to leave it where it is right now. Thank you for understanding.

Marta

Msg# 9135

Re: Check Ballot # 1 - Drama Posted by Monica July 07, 2008 - 15:37:04 Topic ID# 9078
You have a good point. It is very likely many of us write in one area of
canon, or write one type of story, b/c that is what we prefer.
And it's also true that, if my two stories were adventure stories, well,
then that's where they belong. It's likely a question of competing
against yourself vs. being placed in the best category. Being placed in
the best category I think would win out in most cases.

docmon

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, heartofoshun@... wrote:
> In a message dated 7/7/2008 2:21:43 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> doctormon67@... writes:
> I'm not asking for a change, since it's obviously a policy. But if I
> could ask for an explanation, it would be greatly appreciated. As I
see
> it, my two stories are now competing against each other, and I
> essentially have only 2 opportunities to win in any placing. Don't
get
> me wrong. I'm proud simply to be nominated for the MEFAs, and having
3
> stories nominated was a shock, not to mention an honor. Nevertheless,
I
> thought this was curious.
>
>
>
> I am very sensitve about this also, because I also have a very small
number
> of stories. This year six, my largest number ever. (I tend to write
long
> stories.) On the other hand, a lot of people have dozens of stories
(drabbles and
> ficlets). I would think in that case, it would be almost impossible to
avoid
> doubling them up, since people do tend to write in a chosen area of
canon for
> the most part.
>
>
>
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Msg# 9136

Re: Check Ballots Posted by Angelica July 07, 2008 - 15:54:51 Topic ID# 4545
This is my first time at the MEFAs and I'm really impressed at the hard work and dedication you people put in here. My most heart-felt congratulations to everybody involved (my mind refuses to imagine the amount of work that went into sorting out the different categories)




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Msg# 9137

Re: Check Ballot # 1 - Drama Posted by heartofoshun@aol.com July 07, 2008 - 15:57:47 Topic ID# 9078
In a message dated 7/7/2008 3:37:17 PM Eastern Standard Time,
doctormon67@gmail.com writes:

You have a good point. It is very likely many of us write in one area of
canon, or write one type of story, b/c that is what we prefer.
And it's also true that, if my two stories were adventure stories, well,
then that's where they belong. It's likely a question of competing
against yourself vs. being placed in the best category. Being placed in
the best category I think would win out in most cases.



Every year, and this is my third, this is what kills me about these awards.
I realize how difficult it is to categorize the stories, since there are so
many and the intent is to try to keep the categories of somewhat even size. I
am beyond grateful and awed by the amount of work that people do to try to
meet the specifications.

But. I always get upset when the categories are announced. There is one
category this year where, I think, there are perhaps seven stories, and it
includes six stories which I either wrote and had hopes for, or nominated, or
wanted to nominate, or wanted to have win a first, think deserves special
recognition, or is among my all time favorite fanfic story (and worse still, those
six stories are not really very similar, clearly they have some point in common
or wouldn't be lumped together, but I liked them for totally different
aspects). That for me is a lose-lose situation and it happens to me every year. I
guess nothing is perfect.

I think for me the perfect world would be simply to place stories with like
stories, where they absolutely fit best, and ignore the number or stiffness
of the competition. I know this has already been considered and rejected. So, I
just have to wait until the disappointment passes. Did I say that I am a
whiner?

Thank you very much to all the people who knocked themselves out trying to
make everything fit. It is just kind of an overwhelming situation. I am just
going to vote the way I would if they were not running against one another
which may mean 5 tens in one subcategory.



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Msg# 9138

Re: Multiple stories by same author in same subcategory; was: Re: Ch Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 07, 2008 - 16:08:42 Topic ID# 9078
Hi docmon,

Thanks for bringing this up, as I always like to clear up questions. :-)

We don't really have an official policy on how many stories an author is
allowed to have in a certain subcategory, except that each subcategory
has to have at least three authors. In practice, we try to make sure
each author has at most two stories in a subcategory; on rare occasions
we have to put three stories together, but try hard not to do that.

It is necessary to have stories competing against each other because
some authors are quite prodigious, and tend to write about the same
characters. To give you one example, there were thirty-six stories that
selected Elves as their first-choice category - with seven by the same
author. You can see how in cases like this, it would be next to
impossible to put each story in a subcategory so it didn't compete
against any other pieces by that same author. And this happened with
more than just this one author, in lots of categories.

Unfortunately, this means that authors who *don't* have so many stories
nominated may also have more than one story categorized together. If you
(or anyone) would like to make sure that your stories don't compete
against each other, my suggestion is that you try to select different
categories as their first-choice category. This isn't a guarantee that
they won't end up competing together, as sometimes we do have to move
stories into their second- or third-choice categories (especially with
"special" types of stories - poetry, fixed-length ficlets, and WIPs).
However, it is more likely that your stories won't be categorized
together if you choose different categories for your first-choice selection.

Oh, and take heart: even though your stories are competing together, we
do award three awards for each subcategory (first, second, and third
place). And on top of that, we award honorable mentions to all the
stories that get above a certain number of points, whatever subcategory
they're in. Basically we figure out the average number of points per
story award-wide, and if your story gets more than that average and
doesn't get another award, it will get an honorable mention. So even
though your stories are competing together, there's still a chance that
they'll both get awards at the end of the awards.

Marta

Monica wrote:
>
>
> Thanks, Marta and all the volunteers, for all your work on this.
>
> I hate to be a nudge [:O] (how do you spell that?), but I wanted to
> ask about the practice of putting multiple stories of an author in a
> single category. I didn't notice this last year because I only had one
> story nominated. But this year, I have 3 stories, and 2 have been
> placed in the same category. I've noticed that this is fairly common, so
> I'm not asking for a change, since it's obviously a policy. But if I
> could ask for an explanation, it would be greatly appreciated. As I see
> it, my two stories are now competing against each other, and I
> essentially have only 2 opportunities to win in any placing. Don't get
> me wrong. I'm proud simply to be nominated for the MEFAs, and having 3
> stories nominated was a shock, not to mention an honor. Nevertheless, I
> thought this was curious.
> I know you work hard at this. I'm sure you have a logical reasoning, and
> it's probably part of your complicated system that allows all of this to
> work just the way it does. I don't want to seem unappreciative of all of
> that! I just want to understand the thinking of the MEFA staff.
>
> thanks,
> docmon
>

Msg# 9139

Re: Check Ballot #1 Posted by Dawn Felagund July 07, 2008 - 17:10:11 Topic ID# 9129
On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 3:12 PM, melayton@gmail.com <melayton@gmail.com>
wrote:
> Thanks for bringing this issue to our attention - we do try to put only
> two stories by the same author in the same subcategory, though sometimes
> that is necessary. However, in this case, it looks like we can avoid it.

Now I feel like a real goon for having said just last night that I am happy
as pie with my categorizations. This was before I realized that it's not
typical to have three stories in the same sub-category ... which I do. :(

However, I recognize that I am one of Those Authors who writes a tremendous
amount about the same characters. I do not mind three of my stories
competing in the same category but, at the same time, thought I should say
something since this is not the usual way of things, and of course I would
prefer that they be broken up a bit.

The category is Times: First Age and Prior : House of Finwe:

An Ordinary Woman (32)
Times: First Age and Prior | Genres: Humor | Races: Elves

Discretion (254)
Times: First Age and Prior | Genres: Drama | Races: Elves

One Last Wish (323)
Times: First Age and Prior | Races: Elves | Genres: Drama

So now I have mentioned it but, again, I know that my stories must be hard
as heck to categorize (*I* had trouble picking a range of categories for
them too!), and it's really not super important to me that they be moved, so
if it's the least bit difficult, please don't worry about it.

Dawn the goon

--
~oOo~
Dawn Felagund
www.silmarillionwritersguild.org


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Msg# 9140

Re: Check Ballot #1 - Humor Posted by Jane O. Abbott July 07, 2008 - 18:26:00 Topic ID# 9080
Hello,
That would be fine. Let me send you the revised summary offlist.
Thanks,
Branwyn

-----Original Message-----
From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of melayton@gmail.com
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2008 2:25 AM
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Check Ballot #1 - Humor

Hi Branwyn,

I checked, and "Terra Incognita" is a drabble. That means that (per MEFA
policy) it needs to be categorized with drabbles. Unfortunately, we
didn't have enough Modern Times drabbles to have a drabble subcategory
there. There's only one subcategory in Modern Times, and that's all
full-length stories.

If you like, I could add a line to your summary saying that the drabble
is set in our modern times.

Marta

Jane O. Abbott wrote:
>
>
> Hello,
>
> Would it be possible to move “Terra Incognita” to Modern, instead of
Humor?
> The modern setting is a more salient characteristic than the humor (which
is
> very understated). I did choose humor for a second category, but only
> because there wasn’t any other choice for this piece since it includes no
> canon characters.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Branwyn
>
> _____
>
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com <mailto:MEFAwards%40yahoogroups.com>
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com <mailto:MEFAwards%40yahoogroups.com>]
> On Behalf
> Of aure_enteluva
> Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2008 7:00 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com <mailto:MEFAwards%40yahoogroups.com>
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Check Ballot #1 - Humor
>
> Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Humor
>
> SubCategory Genres: Humor: General
>
> In the Van (72): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> URL: http://lady- <http://lady-branwyn.livejournal.com/120144.html
> <http://lady-branwyn.livejournal.com/120144.html>>
> branwyn.livejournal.com/120144.html
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> An alternate-universe version of the journey of the Armies of the West
> to the Black Gate, in which Legolas whines and Aragorn asks "Are we
> there yet?"
>
> The Game of Kings (28): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23893
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23893>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23893
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> When the wind from the north rattled the shutters, the two rangers
> would sit by the fire for hours, hunched over a chessboard marked in
> black and white squares.
>
> The Weaving Cow (675): cactuskim
> URL: http://www.fanficti
> <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4253114/1/The_Weaving_Cow
> <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4253114/1/The_Weaving_Cow>>
> on.net/s/4253114/1/The_Weaving_Cow
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A one shot Humor fic featuring Legolas and Aragorn. Starts Post-RotK,
> It then jumps back in time to when Aragorn was still a young Ranger
> returning from Harad. What happened on the long trip home? What is the
> Weaving Cow?
>
> Pippin (Paladin) Had a Little Lamb (629): Cathleen
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24411
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24411>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24411
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Paladin tells Pippin the story of his own childhood friend, a stuffed
> sheep named "Sammy-Lambie".
>
> Tulip Takes a Tumble (616): Cathleen
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24320
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24320>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24320
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> The story of how Tulip lost her button nose!
>
> Five Hair Care Tips for Rohirrim (71): EdorasLass
> URL: http://edoraslass. <http://edoraslass.livejournal.com/129625.html
> <http://edoraslass.livejournal.com/129625.html>>
> livejournal.com/129625.html
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Extremely important suggestions on ways a Rider of Rohan - or any
> citizen of Rohan, really - might take care of his or her hair.
>
> PROPHECY: Changing the Future (11): Fiondil
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24560
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24560>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24560
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> The Lord of Mandos is said to have uttered a Second Prophecy
> concerning the End of Days, but its interpretation has been hotly
> debated down through the Ages. On the eve of the departure of the
> Edain for Númenor, two Men decide to do some `creative' prophesying of
> their own, but it may be Námo who has the final say. Written for 'The
> Tolkien Tango' challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group.
>
> The Revenge of Curufin's Horse (139): Moreth
> URL:
> http://www.silmaril
>
<http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=302
>
<http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=302>
>
> lionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=302
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> How Beren's 'Song of Parting' made it into the public domain... from
> The Himring Codex version of 'The Tale of Beren and Lúthien'.
>
> Full Brothers in Blood (212): Oshun
> URL:
> http://www.silmaril
>
<http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=269&

>
<http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=269&
>
> chapter=1>
lionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=269&chapter=1
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A story of relationships within a complicated extended family,
> focusing upon an insecure, nerdy young Turgon and his idolization/envy
> of his cool older brother Fingon. I've listed it here as a humor
> piece, but it contains also serious inferences about the effect of
> environment and family strife upon children. Written in response to a
> request to write about the differences between Turgon and Fingon that
> are reflected in my personal canon of stories about the House of Finwë.
>
> The Conscience of the King (649): Raksha the Demon
> URL: http://www.tolkienf
> <http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2651
> <http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2651>>
> anfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2651
> Teen, Reason for Rating: reference to sexual activity between newlyweds
> Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
> Eomer King has a bad case of big-brother blues at his sister's wedding
> feast. (600 words, as counted by MS Word)
>
> With Many "Fond" Acknowledgments (472): Thundera Tiger
> URL:
> http://www.henneth-
>
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7151&SPOrdinal=1

>
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7151&SPOrdinal=1
>
> > annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7151&SPOrdinal=1
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Behind every great writer is a host of inspiring, helpful people who
> are worthy of thanks. But as Samwise Gamgee discovers via the Red Book
> of Westmarch, not all who offer their advice are deserving of fond
> acknowledgments...
>
> Features Sam, Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas with a cameo appearance from
> Faramir.
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Drabbles
>
> There Was A Hobbit (111): agape4gondor
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5473&cid=23130
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5473&cid=23130>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5473&cid=23130
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A mirth-filled moment between Boromir and Haldir.
>
> Fatherhood (547): annmarwalk
> URL: http://community.
> <http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/453878.html
> <http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/453878.html>>
> livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/453878.html
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Prince Imrahil pauses for a moment to consider his daughter's future.
>
> Nine Companions (259): Aranel Took
> URL: http://aranel-
> <http://aranel-took.fancrone.net/other/drabbles/nine.php
> <http://aranel-took.fancrone.net/other/drabbles/nine.php>>
> took.fancrone.net/other/drabbles/nine.php
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> The Fellowship gathers after Aragorn's coronation.
>
> Terra Incognita (723): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3016&cid=14922
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3016&cid=14922>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3016&cid=14922
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Written for the birthday of Aliana, who asked for drabbles about
> discovery.
>
> A Sea Visit (96): Elen Kortirion
> URL: http://community.
> <http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/482367.html#cutid1
> <http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/482367.html#cutid1>>
> livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/482367.html#cutid1
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Aragorn visits the Sea-elves of Belfalas
>
> Incarnation (242): Gandalfs apprentice
> URL:
> http://www.henneth-
>
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5875&SPOrdinal=8

>
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5875&SPOrdinal=8
>
> > annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5875&SPOrdinal=8
> Teen, Reason for Rating: A passing mention of sex.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A Maia copes with the downside of bodily existence.
>
> Sharing Good News (216): Imhiriel
> URL: http://www.tolkienf
> <http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2974
> <http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2974>>
> anfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2974
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Bilbo receives an unusual late-night visitor.
>
> There shall be Mirth at our Meeting (377): Imhiriel
> URL: http://www.tolkienf
> <http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3605
> <http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3605>>
> anfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3605
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A young Ranger makes a lasting impression on some inhabitants of Esgaroth.
>
> Writer's Bloke (431): stefaniab
> URL: http://www.tolkienf
> <http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=933
> <http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=933>>
> anfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=933
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> One of Tolkien's characters drops into Modern Earth to give a fan
> fiction writer some feedback.
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Elven Lands
>
> Horse Sense (22): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5807&cid=24462
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5807&cid=24462>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5807&cid=24462
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> As the Fellowship prepares to leave Rivendell, Bill the Pony turns a
> wary eye on one of his new travelling companions.
>
> The Otters of Imladris (491): chaotic_binky
> URL: http://community.
> <http://community.livejournal.com/slashy_santa/26828.html
> <http://community.livejournal.com/slashy_santa/26828.html>>
> livejournal.com/slashy_santa/26828.html
> Mature, Reason for Rating: Contains some referred to violence, rescue
> of an orphaned baby animal and a relevant sex scene that concentrates
> on emotional rather than explicit physical.
> Romance Partners: Erestor/Haldir.
> The newly-wed Erestor and Haldir rescue a baby otter and take it back
> to Imladris. As their relationship progresses, so does the growing of
> Celon, the baby otter. One day Celon hears the call of one who would
> take him back into the wild.
>
> Legolas' Seat (671): erobey
> URL: http://www.tawarwai <http://www.tawarwaith.com/LegolasSeat1.html
> <http://www.tawarwaith.com/LegolasSeat1.html>>
> th.com/LegolasSeat1.html
> Teen, Reason for Rating: The story presents lots of sexual innuendo,
> one scene of violence, and mentions same-sex romances.
> Romance Partners: Legolas/Gandalf, (implied) Elladan/Glorfindel
> A light-hearted case of misinterpretation on Sam's part causes serious
> consequences for young Legolas. During the time preceding the Council
> of Elrond.
>
> MAGIC: The Password (451): Fiondil
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24417
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24417>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24417
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Thranduil has trouble remembering.Written for 'The Tolkien Tango'
> challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group.
>
> Here's To The King! (204): Jael
> URL:
> http://www.henneth-
>
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=6775&SPOrdinal=1

>
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=6775&SPOrdinal=1
>
> > annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=6775&SPOrdinal=1
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Naughty words in Elvish describing vulgar acts
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A sweet, modest tale, in which Legolas deals with a difficult prisoner
> in his father's dungeons and Thranduil gets a puppy. Warning for
> vulgar language and themes, mostly in the Author's Notes
>
> Orc Talk! (703): kitt_otter
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5844&cid=24648
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5844&cid=24648>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5844&cid=24648
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Legolas learns a new word and his older brother learns to be more prudent.
>
> Frogdom (192): Neilia
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5618&cid=23643
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5618&cid=23643>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5618&cid=23643
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Pippin's actual transformation into a tree frog occurs in this tale.
> Then I went ahead and started writing another stand alone story about
> the day of Pippin-frog.
>
> The Right to Bear Arms (653): Pearl Took
> URL: http://stories.
> <http://stories.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23042
> <http://stories.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23042>>
> storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23042
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> In Rivendell Boromir learns a lesson about warrior hobbits.
>
> Rivendell International Airport (345): Primsong
> URL: http://lotrscrapboo
> <http://lotrscrapbook.bookloaf.net/stories/serpar/airport/index.html
> <http://lotrscrapbook.bookloaf.net/stories/serpar/airport/index.html>>
> k.bookloaf.net/stories/serpar/airport/index.html
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A humorous consideration of 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?
>
> Bad Idea (610): StarLight9
> URL: http://www.fanficti <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4313182/1/
> <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4313182/1/>>
> on.net/s/4313182/1/
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Legolas thinks that Gloin and Thranduil should meet. He is the only
> one who cannot see what a bad idea this is.
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Gondor
>
> Surprise Inspection (207): AmandaK
> URL: http://lordoftherin
> <http://lordoftherings.scribblesinink.com/surprise-inspection/
> <http://lordoftherings.scribblesinink.com/surprise-inspection/>>
> gs.scribblesinink.com/surprise-inspection/
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Possibly overrated, but set to Teen for
> mention of nudity.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Something is not right in the city of Osgiliath.
>
> Courage (41): annmarwalk
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5888&cid=24868
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5888&cid=24868>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5888&cid=24868
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Amid the festivity of post-war Minas Tirith, Gimli faces a surprising
> challenge to his own courage, and his trust in his companions.
>
> One Summer Day (535): annmarwalk
> URL: http://just- <http://just-ann-now.livejournal.com/108042.html
> <http://just-ann-now.livejournal.com/108042.html>>
> ann-now.livejournal.com/108042.html
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Inspired by "The Simpsons" episode "Twenty-five Short Stories About
> Springfield", here are four ficlets-by-request flowing together into
> one summery tale. Prompts included "Boromir gardening", "Boromir and
> Faramir relaxing", "Prince Imrahil cooking" and "Mag up to something".
>
> Best Three Falls, No Gouging (587): Brigantine
> URL: http://brigantine1. <http://brigantine1.livejournal.com/17310.html
> <http://brigantine1.livejournal.com/17310.html>>
> livejournal.com/17310.html
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Implied m/m or m/m/f relations.
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Faramir interrupts a bit of a brawl.
>
> Thoughtful Company (16): EdorasLass
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4727&cid=21022
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4727&cid=21022>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4727&cid=21022
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Nanny overhears a conversation concerning dragons between young
> Faramir and Mithrandir
>
> The Vase that was Broken (417): Linda hoyland
> URL: http://www.henneth-
> <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7407
> <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7407>>
> annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7407
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
> A boisterous game that Aragorn and Eldarion play has dramatic
> consequences.
>
> Hide the Knives (485): Nieriel Raina
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5756&cid=24957
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5756&cid=24957>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5756&cid=24957
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
> Not all things spoken in the heat of the moment are truly what we
> mean. Aragorn and Arwen seek each others forgiveness. Written for the
> Tolkien Tango Prompt #9: Reconciliation.
>
> Eldarion (510): Sivan Shemesh
> URL:
> http://www.henneth-
>
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5925&SPOrdinal=1

>
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5925&SPOrdinal=1
>
> > annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5925&SPOrdinal=1
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Eldarion is missing, and Elessar faces his greater fear, while the
> Queen is away.
>
> Thawing Lily (30): Soubrettina
> URL: http://henneth-
> <http://henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=4953
> <http://henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=4953>>
> annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=4953
> Mature, Reason for Rating: Sex (depicted but not graphic)
> Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
> An 'alternative' courtship of Eowyn.
>
> Fine Art for Future Generations (561): stefaniab
> URL:
> http://www.thelasts
> <http://www.thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1938&chapter=1
> <http://www.thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1938&chapter=1>>
> hip.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1938&chapter=1
> General, Reason for Rating: It's family-friendly fluff, with a bit of
> satire thrown in.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A trip to the museum with Eldarion and Elboron to expose them to fine
> art causes Arwen to experience a peculiar flashback.
>
> This story was part of the 2007 Yule Challenge at the Henneth-Annun
> Yahoo Group, in which writers were asked to write stories surrounding
> pieces of Tolkien Calendar art of varying quality.
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets
>
> Eight Weeks (273): Dwimordene
> URL: http://lotrfanficti
> <http://lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?sid=6642
> <http://lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?sid=6642>>
> on.com/viewstory.php?sid=6642
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Eight weeks, eight hundred words, and a lengthy contest of wills pits
> Boromir against the combined forces of his father and brother. A
> humorous drabble cycle.
>
> Bears With Honey (243): Gandalfs apprentice
> URL:
> http://www.henneth-
>
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5875&spordinal=6

>
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5875&spordinal=6
>
> > annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5875&spordinal=6
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Some women just have special husbands...a little vignette about a
> fanfic writer and Mrs. Beorn.
>
> Sour Milk (521): Linda hoyland
> URL:
> http://www.thelasts
> <http://www.thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1839&chapter=1
> <http://www.thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1839&chapter=1>>
> hip.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1839&chapter=1
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> When the new King's expression turns the milk sour,the cats of Minas
> Tirith decide that something must be done.
>
> Giving Gifts (426): Marta
> URL: http://telperion- <http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/41734.html
> <http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/41734.html>>
> fic.livejournal.com/41734.html
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Imrahil and Denethor, on creative gift-giving.
>
> The Captain's New Clothes (421): Raksha the Demon
> URL: http://www.freewebs
> <http://www.freewebs.com/rakshathedemon99/newclothes.htm
> <http://www.freewebs.com/rakshathedemon99/newclothes.htm>>
> .com/rakshathedemon99/newclothes.htm
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Captain Faramir learns how hard it is to refuse a gift, however
> inappropriate, from a well-meaning relative. Definitely AU, and 500
> words as counted by MS Word.
>
> Care to Ride My Hot-Rod Fell Beast? (180): viv
> URL: http://www.openscro
> <http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3421
> <http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3421>>
> lls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3421
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: Witch King of Angmar; Eowyn
> Tell me if you've heard this one: A witch king, a furry hobbit, and a
> girl-impersonating-a-soldier all walked onto a field....
>
> The witch-king's take on the hard, cold world of dating.
>
> Some Confusion in Accounts (276): viv
> URL: http://www.openscro
> <http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3701
> <http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3701>>
> lls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3701
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Mature themes
> Romance Partners: Galadriel, Celeborn
> Modern-day reporter Susan continues her interviews of elves in
> Valinor, this time questioning Galadriel herself. Apparently, there
> was some confusion in Tolkien's various descriptions of elf behavior,
> and Susan wants to get it right.
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Shire
>
> Labour Pains (483): Aratlithiel
> URL: http://www.lightind
> <http://www.lightindarkplaces.net/LabourPains.html
> <http://www.lightindarkplaces.net/LabourPains.html>>
> arkplaces.net/LabourPains.html
> Teen, Reason for Rating: Vague sexual innuendo
> Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie
> Sam picks the *worst* times to heal the Shire
>
> Beggar's Night (15): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23764
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23764>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23764
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Pippin and Merry introduce the Fellowship to a harvest-time tradition
> observed by the Shirefolk. Written for the "Six Days of Spooky Challenge."
>
> Pippin and the Incredible Shrinking Piglet (241): Cathleen
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24853
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24853>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24853
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Pippin worries that Tulip will shrink after his mother's warning not
> to put her in the bathtub with him.
>
> Tulip's Tale (615): Cathleen
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24241
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24241>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24241
> General, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> While visiting Bag End, Pippin and Tulip want to hear a story but
> Pippin does all of the talking!
>
> Dirty Jobs (232): Pearl Took
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23568
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23568>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23568
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> What has happened to Paladin Took and his family that has caused his
> only son, Pippin, to start doing odd jobs for hobbits who live around
> Whitwell? He is doing a good job, but talk in the taverns and inns is
> that the family is going broke.
>
> Took Broth (543): Pearl Took
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23567
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23567>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23567
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Hobbits love to eat, but they can be distrustful of things they've
> never had. As the new Mayor of the Shire, Sam isn't going to have any
> choice about eating the Took Broth - no matter how it's made!
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Valar & Maiar
>
> DISGUISE: Emissaries (56): Fiondil
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24775
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24775>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24775
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> As Darkness rises once again in Middle-earth, the Valar discuss a
> mission for some of their People to undertake. Written for 'The
> Tolkien Tango' challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group.
>
> FAULT: The Doctor Is In (545): Fiondil
> URL: http://www.storieso
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24810
> <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24810>>
> farda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24810
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Námo gets a little help in handling some of his more obstreperous
> charges. Written for 'The Tolkien Tango' challenge at the Leaf and
> Stone Yahoo Group
>
> I Ain't Got Nobody (568): Ignoble Bard
> URL:
> http://www.silmaril
>
<http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=339
>
<http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=339>
>
> lionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=339
> Mature, Reason for Rating: slash, character death
> Romance Partners: Glorfindel/Namo
> Glorfindel can't seem to stay away from Mandos.
>
> A Fair Trial (403): Maeve Riannon
> URL:
> http://www.silmaril
> <http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=87

>
<http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=87>>
> lionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=87
> General, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> At the end of the First Age, Sauron refused to submit to the judgement
> of the Valar. But, whose fault was it? And was he really alone in his
> decision? Maia humour.
>
> Young Fëanáro Makes A Stone (77): Oshun
> URL:
> http://www.silmaril
>
<http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=235
>
<http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=235>
>
> lionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=235
> General, Reason for Rating:
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Highly speculative account of how the Elessar gem might have been
> fabricated. Contains Fëanor as a precocious apprentice and Aulë as his
> wise and patient mentor/master.
>
> Switch (562): Tena
> URL: http://www.ofelvesa
> <http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/T/Tena/Switch.htm
> <http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/T/Tena/Switch.htm>>
> ndmen.com/Stories/T/Tena/Switch.htm
> Mature, Reason for Rating: Consensual sex described between mature
> adult males
> Romance Partners: Aragorn/Legolas
> The Valar switch Legolas and Estel's bodies.
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>


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Msg# 9141

Re: Check Ballot # 1 - Drama Posted by Imhiriel July 07, 2008 - 18:39:34 Topic ID# 9078
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, heartofoshun@... wrote:

> But. I always get upset when the categories are announced. There is
one
> category this year where, I think, there are perhaps seven stories,
and it
> includes six stories which I either wrote and had hopes for, or
nominated, or
> wanted to nominate, or wanted to have win a first, think deserves
special
> recognition, or is among my all time favorite fanfic story (and
worse still, those
> six stories are not really very similar, clearly they have some
point in common
> or wouldn't be lumped together, but I liked them for totally different
> aspects). That for me is a lose-lose situation and it happens to me
every year. I
> guess nothing is perfect.

That happened to me last year in one category that I remember (even if
not in those extremes - I can feel with you!), and yes, I went with
the tactic you describe below, just giving the points I felt they
deserved regardless of the overall end result. I reminded myself that
was all I could do in any case to influence the votes, regardless of
_any_ competition in _any_ of the subcategories...

This is not to argue with you; as I said, I can fully sympathise, and
you said yourself that you understood (and to boot, I'm no MEFA staff
*g*), but I just wanted to add my 2 eurocents:

> I think for me the perfect world would be simply to place stories
with like
> stories, where they absolutely fit best, and ignore the number or
stiffness
> of the competition. I know this has already been considered and
rejected. So, I
> just have to wait until the disappointment passes. Did I say that I
am a
> whiner?

But that is already what is being done - it's just that others (the
authors, first and foremost) may have different opinions which aspect
of the story is the aspect they most want the focus to be on, which
then ends up being the aspect that other authors also chose, and thus
ends up being the uniting factor of the stories in the subcategory: a
story about Galadriel could be about Races: Elves or Times: First Age
or Genre: Drama, depending on what the _author_ selected. What the
categorisers do is simply fine-tune it according to the selection of
the authors, which might or might not be a perfect fit in every case.

As to numbers: IMO, a number of 5-13 gives a _very_ broad leeway to
adjust category sizes. In fact, I sometimes wish it were less and the
subcategories were more even, but as someone who often likes to write
in less-explored corners of the fandom, I can really appreciate the
possibility of smaller sizes, which alone may make some of those less
popular categories viable in the first place (especially this year, as
I had to find new categories when the three I had chosen didn't become
viable).

Imhiriel

Msg# 9142

author name change Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 07, 2008 - 20:02:48 Topic ID# 9142
Hey guys,

FYI:

I have been informed that one of the authors in this year's competition
has changed her pen name. Therefore, I have changed the way her name is
displayed at our website. The author formerly listed as "The Lady of
Light" will now be displayed as "Marchwriter (The Lady of Light)".

Searching for either "Marchwriter" or "The Lady of Light" should bring
up her stories.

Thanks,

Marta

Msg# 9143

Re: Check Ballot #1 Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 07, 2008 - 21:25:43 Topic ID# 9129
Hi Dawn,

Thanks for bringing these stories to my attention. I looked at this
category, and First Age only has two subcategories for stories (as in,
finished full-length fiction.) There's Times: First Age and Prior:
General, in which you have two stories, and Times: First Age and Prior:
House of Finwe, in which you have three.

I could move one of the three you list below, but the only other place I
would have to put it in would be the General subcategory - so you'd end
up with three stories there! :-)

I'd prefer not to move main categories unless at all possible, as this
was your first-choice category. Since you seem okay with this
categorization, I think it will be best to just leave things like they are.

Marta

Dawn Felagund wrote:
>
>
> On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 3:12 PM, melayton@gmail.com
> <mailto:melayton%40gmail.com> <melayton@gmail.com
> <mailto:melayton%40gmail.com>>
> wrote:
> > Thanks for bringing this issue to our attention - we do try to put only
> > two stories by the same author in the same subcategory, though sometimes
> > that is necessary. However, in this case, it looks like we can avoid it.
>
> Now I feel like a real goon for having said just last night that I am happy
> as pie with my categorizations. This was before I realized that it's not
> typical to have three stories in the same sub-category ... which I do. :(
>
> However, I recognize that I am one of Those Authors who writes a tremendous
> amount about the same characters. I do not mind three of my stories
> competing in the same category but, at the same time, thought I should say
> something since this is not the usual way of things, and of course I would
> prefer that they be broken up a bit.
>
> The category is Times: First Age and Prior : House of Finwe:
>
> An Ordinary Woman (32)
> Times: First Age and Prior | Genres: Humor | Races: Elves
>
> Discretion (254)
> Times: First Age and Prior | Genres: Drama | Races: Elves
>
> One Last Wish (323)
> Times: First Age and Prior | Races: Elves | Genres: Drama
>
> So now I have mentioned it but, again, I know that my stories must be hard
> as heck to categorize (*I* had trouble picking a range of categories for
> them too!), and it's really not super important to me that they be moved, so
> if it's the least bit difficult, please don't worry about it.
>
> Dawn the goon
>
> --
> ~oOo~
> Dawn Felagund
> www.silmarillionwritersguild.org
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>

Msg# 9144

Re: Check Ballot #1 - Humor Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 07, 2008 - 21:39:38 Topic ID# 9080
Hi Branwyn,

Thanks, I've received your summary off-list and will change it at the
website shortly.

Marta

Jane O. Abbott wrote:
>
>
> Hello,
> That would be fine. Let me send you the revised summary offlist.
> Thanks,
> Branwyn
>

Msg# 9145

Re: Check Ballot #1 Posted by heartofoshun@aol.com July 07, 2008 - 21:46:01 Topic ID# 9129
I looked at this category, and First Age only has two subcategories for
stories (as in,
finished full-length fiction.) There's Times: First Age and Prior: General,
in which you have two stories, and Times: First Age and Prior: House of
Finwe, in which you have three.



This is the crux of my problem with how my own stories and my favorites of
others fall: there are just not a large enough pool of Silmarillion fics to
hope for an excellent reflection of the range of the subtle differences between
stories if that is what one principally reads and writes. There is no
solution for the problem under those circumstances, except to get more people to
write and enter Silm fics (believe me I have tried and succeeded to a degree--I
have really campaigned to get people to participate in the MEFAs and
nominated a lot of stories).

For all my whining about my Silm fics, I have never had a single complaint
about the sorting of any of my LOTR fics. I think perhaps I've whined so much,
because I initially started writing and reading mainly LOTR fics and have
gradually shifted over to almost entirely Silm fics and I noticed the
difference. (Look at the time gradations and geographic spreads in the Third Age alone
for LOTR fics. Whereas, for Silm fics one has First Age and Prior for all
the things that happened during that eventful period of more than one Age and
still it is possible to get sorted with LOTR fics.)

I promise: this is my absolute last and final whine on the subject.





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Msg# 9146

Re: Check Ballot #1 - Humor Posted by Jane O. Abbott July 08, 2008 - 5:54:34 Topic ID# 9080
Thanks! That should help prevent readers being completely mystified by the
piece.

(And thanks to you and the other admins for all the work that you put into
the MEFAs.)

Branwyn



_____

From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of melayton@gmail.com
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2008 10:36 PM
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Check Ballot #1 - Humor



Hi Branwyn,

Thanks, I've received your summary off-list and will change it at the
website shortly.

Marta

Jane O. Abbott wrote:
>
>
> Hello,
> That would be fine. Let me send you the revised summary offlist.
> Thanks,
> Branwyn
>





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Msg# 9147

Re: Check Ballot #1 Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard July 08, 2008 - 6:59:10 Topic ID# 9129
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, heartofoshun@... wrote:

>> I looked at this category, and First Age only has two subcategories
>> for stories (as in, finished full-length fiction.) There's Times:
>> First Age and Prior: General, in which you have two stories, and
>> Times: First Age and Prior: House of Finwe, in which you have
>> three.
>
> This is the crux of my problem with how my own stories and my
> favorites of others fall: there are just not a large enough pool of
> Silmarillion fics to hope for an excellent reflection of the range
> of the subtle differences between stories if that is what one
> principally reads and writes. There is no solution for the problem
> under those circumstances, except to get more people to write and
> enter Silm fics (believe me I have tried and succeeded to a
> degree--I have really campaigned to get people to participate in the
> MEFAs and nominated a lot of stories).

Compared to last year, the pool of Silmfic stories is larger, so in
that sense... awesome! I am very excited about that, 77 stories in
First age, 24 in second age weee! Then there are some in modern times,
multi-age, even third age I think! I mean that's over hundred
stories! Did I mention awesome? Actually when you search by source
(which I just did), 165 stories this year are based on the
Silmarillion (compared to the 463 stories who have LOTR as source). :c)

However, those four I have up, I carefully balanced what is the main
ingredient of a story. In some cases (at least two of them) the angst
and tragedy is a big element and it weighed more importantly to me
than having them up in a First age cate. That was my decision as an
author and I did think very carefully about it (and perhaps too long).
To have them as a must sorted in a First age cate doesn't add up to
me, especially if a First age location or division serves as mere
background detail. I know you write fab romance, but if the key
element is romance, I think you did select as a main 1st cate romance
right? Perhaps we need more romance stories? Having a First age story
does noet equal having it in the first age cate, it depends on what
the author thinks it should be placed best, then later on the
categoriser tries to honour that as much as possible.

Does this make any sense? I think Imhiriel is right that author's know
how to well select their cates the best and the categorisers do try to
get everything placed in their first cates as much as possible. But
sometimes their hands are just tied as they try to make cates barely
viable. Secondly, what is also neat is that when you select First age
in the filters, you get all the Silm fic stories (except those in
other ages like multi age and modern times (I have one with that
selection), no matter if it was a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place option. :c)

For me there was one other story which had several elements of genre's
(be it romance or drama), that I chose elves as a first cate option. I
am just a bit puzzled as to why one story did end up in its 3rd cate
option where the 1st cate option was rather large, but oh well, I do
think the categorisers worked very hard on this for two weeks and
besides sheer curiousity I asked (off list) why it ended up there,
we'll just see how things go!

> For all my whining about my Silm fics, I have never had a single
> complaint about the sorting of any of my LOTR fics. I think perhaps
> I've whined so much, because I initially started writing and
> reading mainly LOTR fics and have gradually shifted over to almost
> entirely Silm fics and I noticed the difference. (Look at the time
> gradations and geographic spreads in the Third Age alone for LOTR
> fics. Whereas, for Silm fics one has First Age and Prior for all
> the things that happened during that eventful period of more than
> one Age and still it is possible to get sorted with LOTR fics.)

Well Silm stories is not only First age. The Silmarillion also has a
narrative about the events of LOTR, the aftermath, the downfall of
Numenor, the Rings of power & Celebrimbor for example. When I want to
find Silm fics, I always look in every times cate because well, who
knows where those Noldo elves pop up now! They can be so inventive.

> I promise: this is my absolute last and final whine on the subject.

Cookies?

Rhapsody :c)
(165 stories based on the Silm! Whohoo!)

Msg# 9148

Re: Check Ballot #1 Posted by heartofoshun@aol.com July 08, 2008 - 7:22:44 Topic ID# 9129
> I promise: this is my absolute last and final whine on the subject.

Cookies?



I don't think I deserve cookies. I know there are more Silmarillion fics
this year. I love using the using mechanisim let one search by source. I search
every which way myself. I'm big on searching in general.

Sometimes a romance is the main element in a story, doesn't matter which
Age. In other cases, like one of my short stories this year, in particular, it
is absolutely incomprehensible without being read by someone who knows the not
only the canon, but the canon debates as well. But I am just going to chill
out about it.



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Msg# 9149

Re: Check Ballot #1 Posted by Dawn Felagund July 08, 2008 - 8:21:00 Topic ID# 9129
Thanks, Marta, for looking into it! I suspected it was something along those
lines. :) I created a spreadsheet this year to help myself categorize my
stories rather than choosing categories willy-nilly as I have in years past,
and I ended up with nine stories that were a combination of First Age,
Elves, and Drama, so I know that my stories must be a nightmare to
categorize. Given this, I continue to say that you guys do a fantastic job!

Dawn


--
~oOo~
Dawn Felagund
www.silmarillionwritersguild.org


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Msg# 9150

Re: Check Ballot #1 Posted by Dawn Felagund July 08, 2008 - 9:10:14 Topic ID# 9129
On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 10:45 PM, <heartofoshun@aol.com> wrote:
> This is the crux of my problem with how my own stories and my favorites of

> others fall: there are just not a large enough pool of Silmarillion fics
to
> hope for an excellent reflection of the range of the subtle differences
between
> stories if that is what one principally reads and writes. There is no
> solution for the problem under those circumstances, except to get more
people to
> write and enter Silm fics (believe me I have tried and succeeded to a
degree--I
> have really campaigned to get people to participate in the MEFAs and
> nominated a lot of stories).

And I agree with everyone thus far (including you!) who has said that all of
us Silmfolk have certainly succeeded in that regard. My wish list this year
has 115 stories on it. Generally, if it takes place in the First Age or
earlier, it goes on my wish list. Out of 660 stories, that's pretty amazing,
and I didn't add much Second Age simply for practicality's sake: If I finish
the 115 on my wish list right now, I'll go back and add those.

Last year's sub-categories (other than the general ones like Elves and First
Age) that were appropriate for many Silm stories were:

Genres: Drama: Second Age or Earlier
Genres: Romance: Second Age or Earlier
Times: First Age and Prior: House of Fingolfin
Times: Second Age: Drabble

This year, we have:

Genres: Drama: Featuring the Noldor
Genres: Humor: Elven Lands
Genres: Humor: Valar & Maiar
Genres: Romance: Elven Lands
Races: Cross-Cultural: Elves and Men
Races: Elves: Family
Races: Elves: House of Finwe
Races: Elves: Noldor Fixed-Length Ficlets
Times: First Age and Prior: House of Finwe

All of which *could* or do have a lot of Silm stories.

I wonder if it's a matter of perception. I mean, you are very active in the
Silm community, as am I. You probably personally know most of the nominated
authors and have read much of their work, so it seems like the categories
most relevant to Silmfic are stacked with fantastic stories by great
authors, and it will be impossible to choose. Because I don't know many
Hobbit authors, I don't perceive those categories as being as loaded with
awesome stories as the categories where almost every story is one that I
have already read and loved. That doesn't mean that the Hobbit categories *
aren't*--Hobbit authors are probably also wondering how they will choose
between so many wonderful stories ;)--but I don't perceive them that way
because I'm unfamiliar with most or all of the works there.

I got the same feeling as you, Oshun, when making my wish list and when
reviewing the ballots, knowing that there are stories in categories that I
think are some of the best of the year but that quite likely won't get any
recognition in the end. I try my hardest (not always successfully ;)
*not*to feel regret at this but to take it as an indicator that the
MEFAs
*do* recognize some of the best writing in the Tolkien fandom and aren't
simply a popularity contest. In the end, I think that makes a MEFA
nomination or win something really special and to be cherished, meaning that
your work really has touched someone and s/he is not simply generating a
list of friends when s/he makes nominations.

I always say and truly mean that a person has already won with a nomination.
A nomination, to me, means that a reader had the chance to pick twenty
stories that she or he couldn't get out of his or her mind, sometimes a year
or more after reading, and thought of mine. That really is something special
to me.

As far as voting, there are categories where I may well give out 10s to most
of the stories. But, when reviewing, I usually don't know what category the
story is in; I try to review it based on how it moves me on its own,
independent of others competing beside it. For one, I want to reward a great
story with a really nice review. For another, even if the story doesn't
place first, second, or third, my vote could determine whether it gets an
honorable mention. I don't want to skimp on a review just to arrange stories
in a clear order of preference in a category only to have it go completely
unrecognized because of it.

Wow, that was a long post. I'm home sick from work today and so will
probably be more annoyingly long-winded than usual, so I'm apologizing in
advance. :)

Dawn


--
~oOo~
Dawn Felagund
www.silmarillionwritersguild.org


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Msg# 9151

Re: Check Ballot #1 Posted by melayton@gmail.com July 08, 2008 - 10:03:57 Topic ID# 9129
Hi Dawn,

Thanks for being flexible! It is difficult when we write so many stories
that fit into similar categories, isn't it? (You're far from the only
author in this situation.) Anyway, I am glad to know you're okay with
things the way they are.

Marta

Dawn Felagund wrote:
>
>
> Thanks, Marta, for looking into it! I suspected it was something along those
> lines. :) I created a spreadsheet this year to help myself categorize my
> stories rather than choosing categories willy-nilly as I have in years past,
> and I ended up with nine stories that were a combination of First Age,
> Elves, and Drama, so I know that my stories must be a nightmare to
> categorize. Given this, I continue to say that you guys do a fantastic job!
>
> Dawn
>

Msg# 9152

Multiple stories by same author in same subcategory; was: Re: Check Posted by Monica July 09, 2008 - 10:03:33 Topic ID# 9078
Thank you for your wonderful reply and your patience, Marta! As this
discussion has continued I have realized what a problem this is,
especially with some prolific writers. And the trend for writers to
write in a certain area is an important point to remember, for I am one
with that tendency.

I never doubted how hard you work to make these awards work. This clears
a lot up, and if anything shows you work harder than we thought! [:D]
But it is a great idea to take this into consideration when picking my
categories. I will be lucky to have a chance to do that next year.

And I will keep in mind the honorable mention option. I will appreciate
that honor just as much! [:D]

thank you!
docmon

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "melayton@..." <melayton@...> wrote:
>
> Hi docmon,
>
> Thanks for bringing this up, as I always like to clear up questions.
:-)
>
> We don't really have an official policy on how many stories an author
is
> allowed to have in a certain subcategory, except that each subcategory
> has to have at least three authors. In practice, we try to make sure
> each author has at most two stories in a subcategory; on rare
occasions
> we have to put three stories together, but try hard not to do that.
>
> It is necessary to have stories competing against each other because
> some authors are quite prodigious, and tend to write about the same
> characters. To give you one example, there were thirty-six stories
that
> selected Elves as their first-choice category - with seven by the same
> author. You can see how in cases like this, it would be next to
> impossible to put each story in a subcategory so it didn't compete
> against any other pieces by that same author. And this happened with
> more than just this one author, in lots of categories.
>
> Unfortunately, this means that authors who *don't* have so many
stories
> nominated may also have more than one story categorized together. If
you
> (or anyone) would like to make sure that your stories don't compete
> against each other, my suggestion is that you try to select different
> categories as their first-choice category. This isn't a guarantee that
> they won't end up competing together, as sometimes we do have to move
> stories into their second- or third-choice categories (especially with
> "special" types of stories - poetry, fixed-length ficlets, and WIPs).
> However, it is more likely that your stories won't be categorized
> together if you choose different categories for your first-choice
selection.
>
> Oh, and take heart: even though your stories are competing together,
we
> do award three awards for each subcategory (first, second, and third
> place). And on top of that, we award honorable mentions to all the
> stories that get above a certain number of points, whatever
subcategory
> they're in. Basically we figure out the average number of points per
> story award-wide, and if your story gets more than that average and
> doesn't get another award, it will get an honorable mention. So even
> though your stories are competing together, there's still a chance
that
> they'll both get awards at the end of the awards.
>
> Marta
>
> Monica wrote:
> >
> >
> > Thanks, Marta and all the volunteers, for all your work on this.
> >
> > I hate to be a nudge [:O] (how do you spell that?), but I wanted to
> > ask about the practice of putting multiple stories of an author in a
> > single category. I didn't notice this last year because I only had
one
> > story nominated. But this year, I have 3 stories, and 2 have been
> > placed in the same category. I've noticed that this is fairly
common, so
> > I'm not asking for a change, since it's obviously a policy. But if I
> > could ask for an explanation, it would be greatly appreciated. As I
see
> > it, my two stories are now competing against each other, and I
> > essentially have only 2 opportunities to win in any placing. Don't
get
> > me wrong. I'm proud simply to be nominated for the MEFAs, and having
3
> > stories nominated was a shock, not to mention an honor.
Nevertheless, I
> > thought this was curious.
> > I know you work hard at this. I'm sure you have a logical reasoning,
and
> > it's probably part of your complicated system that allows all of
this to
> > work just the way it does. I don't want to seem unappreciative of
all of
> > that! I just want to understand the thinking of the MEFA staff.
> >
> > thanks,
> > docmon
> >
>



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Msg# 9153

Check Ballot #2 - Summary Posted by aure\_enteluva July 09, 2008 - 13:18:06 Topic ID# 9153
***SubCategory Genres: Adventure: General***

Balm (459): Armariel
Dragons In The Trollshaws (170): Bodkin
Dangerous Folk (546): Budgielover
The Mariner's Son (329): cairistiona
Lost (226): Claudia
Pip-napped! (669): Dreamflower/Lindelea CoAuthors
Dol Amroth Yule (295): Isabeau of Greenlea
Symbols of Love (130): Larner
Fennas Haradren (280): Linaewen
--and it was done (527): Neoinean


***SubCategory: Genres: Adventure: Incomplete***

With Hope and Without Hope (466): docmon
The Wanderer (627): Lackwit
Eagle of the Star (327): Neoinean
To See A World (330): Nightwing
The Web of Darkness (101): Soledad
Tarnished Ivory (464): Yavie Feels Pretty


***SubCategory Genres: Alternate Universe: General***

Eucatastrophe: The Return (617): Dreamflower
As the Tide by the Moon (9): EdorasLass
Above All Shadows (492): Ignoble Bard
Untold Tales of the Mark: The Banishment of Éomer (206): Katzilla
Two Prisoners (724): Lord Branwyn
Homeward Bound (430): Werecat


***SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Angst/Tragedy***

Shadow King (227): Claudia
Bitter May (265): Cuthalion
In The Darkness Of My Dreaming (284): Cuthalion
For What I Wait (125): Dawn Felagund
Clear Conscience (The Clear Shot Remix) (680): Dreamflower
Five things that never happened to Nerdanel (389): Meril
Five Things that Never Happened to Serinde of Dol Amroth (222):
SurgicalSteel


***SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Drabbles***

No Man's Land (726): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
Wave-Singer (33): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
Last Stroke (465): Elena Tiriel
Least Expected (512): Imhiriel
The Least of Rings (621): Marta
Alter/native (478): Tanaqui
Spoiled (119): Tanaqui


***SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Incomplete***

Arranged Marriage (725): Claudia
Land of the Moon (308): Claudia
Murder The Dawn (383): crowdaughter
The Search For Middle-earth (346): Jules14
Lothíriel - The Tenth Walker, Book 2 (567): juno_magic
Pippin-Frog For A Day (115): Neilia


***SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Other Fixed-Length
Ficlets***

A Path of Wisdom (641): Dana
The Edge of the Knife (274): Dwimordene
Return (399): Elleth
Homecoming (706): Isabeau of Greenlea
The Pirate (674): Sivan Shemesh
Wounds of a Friend (710): Sivan Shemesh


***SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Steward's Family***

Bitter Sweet (536): annmarwalk
The Price of Pity (373): celticbard
The King's Colors (482): Dwimordene
Parth Galen (705): Isabeau of Greenlea
A Great Evil Unmade (267): Linaewen
The Prisoner of Time (313): Raksha the Demon


***SubCategory Genres: Drama: General***

Acquittance (337): Aprilkat
The North Delving Incident (26): Dana
Answering the Call (340): docmon
Choosing (473): docmon
The Consuming Darkness (467): Isil Elensar
Hidden Watcher (702): kitt_otter
The Return (167): Lady Bluejay
The Last Throw (556): nau_tika
The Dark One (411): NeumeIndil
For Our Friends (654): Pearl Took
The Visitor (174): Rowan


***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Aragorn***

Eagle of the Star (152): alex_quine
Home (647): alex_quine
Generations (508): Bodkin
Legolas in Mandos (317): Fiondil
The Keys of the Realm (477): Larner
Estel I Was Called (351): Marta
Hope comes for Estel (622): stefaniab


***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Boromir or Faramir***

Letters From Faramir (425): agape4gondor
My Sword Weeps (316): agape4gondor
Invisible Ink (4): alex_quine
Enticements (266): annmarwalk
The Clear Ringing Of Silver Trumpets (278): Lithilien Quicksilver
Lingering Shadow (412): Shireling
First Time (672): Sivan Shemesh


***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Frodo or Sam***

Burden (734): Ancalime8301
On Amon Sûl (299): Dreamflower
Frodo's Crosswise Verse (520): Elanor Gardner
Sam's Crosswise Verse (519): Elanor Gardner
Dreams or Reality (716): Eleon Gamgee
Cold (239): febobe
Frodos Dremes (235): Gentle Hobbit
The Blessing (228): Mews1945
The Heart of a Home (257): Mews1945
Promises Broken and Kept (144): periantari


***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring the Noldor ***

All That Remained (155): Allee
Painting a Golden Light (364): chaotic_binky
The Scribe and the Heir (256): Dawn Felagund
The Stranger (560): Nieriel Raina
Thicker Than Water (541): Noliel
The Last Words (409): Rhapsody
Wherever You Go (537): Tena
Starcrossed (493): weepingnaiad


***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Final Partings ***

Farewell (127): agape4gondor
Upon the Pebbled Shore (171): aranelgoldenflower
Moon Over Water (518): Avon
Elanor of Westmarch: Still There (183): Baranduin
In The Midst Of Summer (270): Cuthalion
The Tower Hills (608): DrummerWench
Boromir and Teddy (113): Ithil-valon
The King's Time (333): Larner
The Prisoner of Dol Guldur (102): Soledad


***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: General Drabbles***

Moved to Pity (366): Imhiriel
Stabat Mater (666): iorhael
My Legacy (407): spookystoy
Creation Myths (300): Tanaqui
No Mercy (443): Tanaqui


***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: General Fixed-Length Ficlets***

Birthday Present (441): Aranel Took
Burdens (219): Meril
Alqualondë (220): Moreth
Utúlie'n Aurë (163): Nieriel Raina
Wind of Change (47): Raksha the Demon
Baker's Dozen (372): Tanaqui
Saruman of Many Colours (439): Tanaqui


***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Gondor Fixed-Length Ficlets***

The Roses of Imloth Melui (435): Aervir
Night Terrors (433): Gwynnyd
Messengers from the West (98): Jay of Lasgalen
Apart (551): Nieriel Raina
A Midsummer Day's Dream (422): Raksha the Demon
Moonset over Gondor (652): Raksha the Demon
Heavens' Embroidered Cloths (292): Tanaqui
Wild Swan (328): Tanaqui


***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Hurt/Comfort ***

Slings and Arrows (185): Ancalime8301
Letters To A Dear Friend (670): Antane/Frodo of the Shire CoAuthors
Primum Non Nocere (First, Do No Harm) (628): febobe
A Summer Night's Peace (694): Larner
At Cormallen (730): Mews1945
The Healers from the Sea (202): Mews1945
Fidelis (612): Pentangle
Out of Memory and Time (136): Shireling
Loss (196): SurgicalSteel


***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Incomplete***

Tales of the Eldandili (502): Alassiel
Apostate's Ruse (676): Calenlass Greenleaf
The Elanor Bloom (194): Claudia
The Wrong Path (538): Erviniae
The Heart of a Knight (335): Imhiriel
Kin-Strife (92): Isabeau of Greenlea
Tide of Destiny - Part One: Choices (159): Lady Bluejay
The Green Knight and the Master of Esgaroth (455): Le Rouret
The Rescue of Celebrian (382): NeumeIndil


***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Ring War Drabbles***

Now the Green Blade Riseth (37): annmarwalk
Mournful Fords (368): Imhiriel
The Shadow (25): Linda hoyland
...and the sound of a battered heart, beating (690): Lindelea
Gone Amiss (44): Raksha the Demon
Charge! (444): Tanaqui


***SubCategory Genres: Horror: General***

The Other (27): Dana/Lindelea CoAuthors
The Dark of Night (484): Ellie
Maglor's Harp (660): Ford of Bruinen
Silenced (31): Illwynd
The Houseless (178): Jael
The Ritual Disturbed (68): Larner
I Can Feel It! (673): Sivan Shemesh


***SubCategory Genres: Humor: General***

In the Van (72): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
The Game of Kings (28): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
The Weaving Cow (675): cactuskim
Pippin (Paladin) Had a Little Lamb (629): Cathleen
Tulip Takes a Tumble (616): Cathleen
Five Hair Care Tips for Rohirrim (71): EdorasLass
PROPHECY: Changing the Future (11): Fiondil
The Revenge of Curufin's Horse (139): Moreth
Full Brothers in Blood (212): Oshun
The Conscience of the King (649): Raksha the Demon
With Many "Fond" Acknowledgments (472): Thundera Tiger


***SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Drabbles***

There Was A Hobbit (111): agape4gondor
Fatherhood (547): annmarwalk
Nine Companions (259): Aranel Took
Terra Incognita (723): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
A Sea Visit (96): Elen Kortirion
Incarnation (242): Gandalfs apprentice
Sharing Good News (216): Imhiriel
There shall be Mirth at our Meeting (377): Imhiriel
Writer's Bloke (431): stefaniab


***SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Elven Lands***

Horse Sense (22): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
The Otters of Imladris (491): chaotic_binky
Legolas' Seat (671): erobey
MAGIC: The Password (451): Fiondil
Here's To The King! (204): Jael
Orc Talk! (703): kitt_otter
Frogdom (192): Neilia
The Right to Bear Arms (653): Pearl Took
Rivendell International Airport (345): Primsong
Bad Idea (610): StarLight9


***SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Gondor***

Surprise Inspection (207): AmandaK
Courage (41): annmarwalk
One Summer Day (535): annmarwalk
Best Three Falls, No Gouging (587): Brigantine
Thoughtful Company (16): EdorasLass
The Vase that was Broken (417): Linda hoyland
Hide the Knives (485): Nieriel Raina
Eldarion (510): Sivan Shemesh
Thawing Lily (30): Soubrettina
Fine Art for Future Generations (561): stefaniab


***SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets***

Eight Weeks (273): Dwimordene
Bears With Honey (243): Gandalfs apprentice
Sour Milk (521): Linda hoyland
Giving Gifts (426): Marta
The Captain's New Clothes (421): Raksha the Demon
Care to Ride My Hot-Rod Fell Beast? (180): viv
Some Confusion in Accounts (276): viv


***SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Shire***

Labour Pains (483): Aratlithiel
Beggar's Night (15): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
Pippin and the Incredible Shrinking Piglet (241): Cathleen
Tulip's Tale (615): Cathleen
Dirty Jobs (232): Pearl Took
Took Broth (543): Pearl Took


***SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Valar & Maiar***

DISGUISE: Emissaries (56): Fiondil
FAULT: The Doctor Is In (545): Fiondil
I Ain't Got Nobody (568): Ignoble Bard
A Fair Trial (403): Maeve Riannon
Young Fëanáro Makes A Stone (77): Oshun
Switch (562): Tena


***SubCategory Genres: Longer Works: General***

The Work of Small Hands (352): Dawn Felagund
Wars of the Valar (3): Fiondil
The Blessing (511): Golden/Pearl Took CoAuthors
A New Day (35): Oshun
The King's Surgeon (90): SurgicalSteel
Healing the Long Cleeve (133): TopazTook


***SubCategory Genres: Mystery: General***

Amara (236): Claudia
The Citadel (732): Claudia
Fait Accompli (381): Ignoble Bard
The Secret of the Wooden Wall (630): Lily
The Six-Fingered Glove Mystery (522): shirebound
The Vault of the Dead (103): Soledad
Dead Steward's Gift (572): stefaniab


***SubCategory Genres: Non-Fiction: General***

Name Calling: Group Identity and the Other among First Age Elves (322):
Angelica
On Hobbits (457): Aratlithiel
The Myth of the One Ring's Power (532): Dreamflower
On Canon and Fanfic (123): Marta
Arvedui v. Pelendur (277): Roh Wyn
Tolkien's Parish: The Canonical Middle-earth (91): Steuard Jensen


***SubCategory: Genres: Non-Fiction: Character Studies***

One Step More - The Heroism of Frodo Baggins (395): ConnieMarie
A Woman in Few Words: The Character of Nerdanel and Her Treatment in
Canon and Fandom (107): Dawn Felagund
The Importance of Being Bilbo (686): Dreamflower
Galdor: An Elf By Any Other Name.... (475): Marta
Pride and Despair: A Defense of Ecthelion's Son (624): Marta
Aulë the Smith (530): Oshun


***SubCategory Genres: Poetry: General***

Elrond's Farewell (269): Armariel
I Married for Love (661): Ford of Bruinen
Philosophia to Philomythus and Misomythus (50): pandemonium_213
Yrch Song (564): Phyncke
Temptation (416): Princess Artemis


***SubCategory: Genres: Poetry: Drama***

Answers (458): Armariel
The Bridge (429): Armariel
25 Rethe, S.R. 1422: The Three Travellers Remember (679): Dreamflower
Merry on the Pelennor Fields (720): Primsong
Call of the Dream (402): Queen Galadriel
Maglor's Song (398): Robinka
Galadriel Remembers (583): Savageseraph


***SubCategory: Genres: Poetry: Hobbits***

Shire (469): Aranel Took
The Gardener Speaks (428): Armariel
Bearer of the Ring (396): ConnieMarie
By Ship or Grave (618): Larner
The Ring That Sauron Forged (645): Larner


***SubCategory: Genres: Poetry: Late Third Age***

Rebirth (471): Aranel Took
Three Songs (301): Lindelea
Weathertop (597): Primsong
The Search (501): rhyselle
Boromir at the Bat (632): White Gull


***SubCategory Genres: Romance: General***

Coming Home to Crickhollow (445): calanthe11
Cinnamon and Chocolate (264): Cuthalion
As Close As (88): Dana
Midnight (18): EdorasLass
And Whisper You to This Earth (151): Lady Elina
Miquan Melave (319): Marta
Rose, Rose, Rose (619): White Gull


***SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Drabbles***

Call of the Wild (94): annmarwalk
Loving a Book Lover (721): Avon
Men of the Twilight (209): Elena Tiriel
Bibliophile (370): Imhiriel
Taking Roots (367): Imhiriel
Home is where the heart is (505): Linda hoyland
My Precious (14): SheBit


***SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Elven Lands***

Coming Home (233): brindlemom2
The Dance (128): Dawn Felagund
Not Yet (712): erobey
Arwen in the Afternoon (244): Gandalfs apprentice
A Perfect World (248): mistycracraft
A Harmony In Autumn (49): Oshun
Early Winter at Himring Hill (79): Oshun
In Dreams (609): Phyncke


***SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Gondor***

One Equal Temper of Heroic Hearts (334): Gwynnyd
A Dream Come True (162): Lady Bluejay
Waterloo (158): Lady Bluejay
A Maid Waiting (691): Larner
Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair (405): Marta
Arwen (359): Neoinean
Summer's Lease (650): Raksha the Demon
Wonderful Tonight (320): Violin Ghost


***SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets***

Rich and Fair (548): annmarwalk
The Wedding Gift (40): annmarwalk
Diamonds For Forever I, II & III (515): Elen Kortirion
The Turning Wheel (517): Elen Kortirion
Wife of the Thain (513): LA Knight
Leather (297): Marta
The Blessing of the Waters (61): Raksha the Demon
Celevon a Mallen (279): Tanaqui
Handy With A Sword (437): Tanaqui
Gently Held (6): viv


***SubCategory Races: Cross-Cultural: General***

The Haradric Whore and Her Son (124): annmarwalk/EdorasLass CoAuthors
A Moment in the Morning in Bree (731): Budgielover
On Far Fields (106): Dwimordene
Silver Blossoms Blown (646): Ignoble Bard
Feet That Wander (576): Linaewen
Dorwinion Wine (663): Lindelea
Yule Tails (303): Pearl Took
Sing My Worth Immortal (168): Perelleth
Worlds Within Worlds (237): Rubynye


***SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Elves and Men***

And so our friendship began... (281): Amarok
The Legend of the Grey Riders (176): Jay of Lasgalen
First Name Terms (311): Marchwriter (The Lady of Light)
To Give Hope (456): peredhil lover
A Little Misunderstanding (275): Radbooks
At the Last Minute (544): rhyselle
Not One of Us (542): StarLight9
Seas of Fate (487): Thundera Tiger


***SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Fixed-Length Ficlets***

There and Back (89): Dana
Light of the Westering Sun (126): Dawn Felagund
Another Prometheus (85): Gandalfs apprentice
A Meeting in the Tower Hills (374): Imhiriel
A Large Bold Hand (10): Jay of Lasgalen
Epiphany (293): Larner
Where the Sky Kisses the Horizon, There My Dreams Lie (689): Lindelea
Lost Love (271): Tanaqui
Star-songs of the Eorlingas (291): Tanaqui


***SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Friendship***

A Cat in King Elessar's Court (66): agape4gondor
A White Coverlet to Cool a Hobbit's Toes (73): Claudia
And all was made ready (427): Dreamflower
Good King Elessar (2): Dreamflower
In Good Company (20): foxrafer (csevans8)
A Friend's Hug (142): Golden
Heart of the Wood (60): Kenaz
Jewels of Light (394): Larner
A Dainty Dish (722): Linda hoyland
Shelter From the Storm (315): SlightlyTookish


***SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Frodo and Faramir***

Labour of Love (733): Aprilkat
Many Branches (420): Baranduin
Sun (223): Claudia
Of First Impressions and Old Friends (146): Dreamflower
Concerning Walls (112): Larner
Put Aside Your Doubt (187): sophinisba solis


***SubCategory: Races: Cross-Cultural: Post-Ring War***

A Great Cause for Concern (682): Alassante
The Onion Riddle (13): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
Parting Gifts (452): Fiondil
The Misty Month (454): Le Rouret
Dance of the Deer and Mûmak (559): Nieriel Raina
Frodo's Pointed Ears (729): sophinisba solis


***SubCategory Races: Dwarves: General***

Trading Pledges (339): Adaneth
Of Old It Was Not Darksome (70): EdorasLass
The Dwarves Treasure (312): eiranae
Tonight We Are Alive (504): Eyborg
As Was Dwarven Tradition (553): Nieriel Raina
Bombur's Diet (677): Primsong


***SubCategory: Races: Dwarves: Drabbles***

Hammer (468): Aranel Took
Home (533): Aranel Took
Sunset Gates (342): Ignoble Bard
O Kheled-zâram fair and wonderful! (354): Imhiriel
Dreamscape (442): Tanaqui


***SubCategory Races: Elves: General***

Healing (419): Bodkin
The Ghost in the Garden (272): Dawn Felagund
Out of the Blue (205): Jael
Wayward Sons (408): Jael
Footsteps in Time (76): Keiliss
To Be A King (252): Keiliss
Risk Assessment (665): pandemonium_213
Blue (563): red lasbelin
Even Legends Fade (555): Star In Ruin


***SubCategory: Races: Elves: Drabbles***

Unwilling (64): Elena Tiriel
A Race, To Be Like Me (375): Imhiriel
Forsaken (369): Imhiriel
Blood and Iron (122): Ribby
House of Ransom (657): Robinka
The Sky Is Over (83): Robinka
The Lowest Circle (449): Tanaqui
The War of Wrath (120): Tanaqui


***SubCategory: Races: Elves: Family***

Shadows (698): Bodkin
Essecarmë (247): Dawn Felagund
Elflings (348): Jael
The Librarian (700): Jay of Lasgalen
And Then There Was Cake, or Begetting Day Horrors (540): Klose
The Water's Song (707): Nieriel Raina


***SubCategory: Races: Elves: House of Elrond ***

Comfort (161): Bodkin
Silver Rain (589): Empy
Spaces in the Heart (251): Keiliss
Star's End (283): Keiliss
My Shining Stars (371): Oshun
The Littlest Warrior (552): RavensWing14337


***SubCategory: Races: Elves: House of Finwe ***

A Smile (321): Aria
Noldolantë (253): Dawn Felagund
Five Fires (736): Elleth
My Oaths I Will Keep (298): Encaitariel
WOUNDS: Invisible Scars (57): Fiondil
Circle of Silver (717): Keiliss
Denial (80): Oshun
In absentia (84): Robinka


***SubCategory: Races: Elves: Incomplete***

A Darkness Lies behind Us (190): Bodkin
Journeys of Vása (140): Dawn Felagund
In This Far Land (191): Encaitariel
Prior Claim: The Sons of Elrond Series (648): Eresse
Crumbling Walls (662): Ford of Bruinen
Don't Explain (289): gwidhiel
Nerdanel's Sons (659): Istarnie
Ionnath-Estel ( The Sons Of Hope ) (318): Kenaz
Lessons from the Mountain (221): MithLuin
Adar & Ion (582): Sivan Shemesh


***SubCategory: Races: Elves: Mirkwood Elves ***

In Search of Stillness (704): Bodkin
A Problem Shared (169): Dot
King Stag (86): Jael
Twentynine White Horses (557): Jael
Free To Live (701): Nieriel Raina
Seaworthy (349): Thundera Tiger


***SubCategory: Races: Elves: Noldor Fixed-Length Ficlets***

Out, Damn'd Spot! Out, I Say! (260): Alassante
All these hands (534): Elitihien
Ghost (218): Elleth
Refuge (423): Raksha the Demon
Midwinter Thoughts (570): Rhapsody
Vengeance's Folly (718): Rhapsody


***SubCategory: Races: Elves: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets***

Love at First Sight (432): Gwynnyd
Spiced Wine On A Snowy Day (558): Nieriel Raina
The Queen's Gift (697): Queen Galadriel
Undivided (46): Raksha the Demon
Duty, Honour, Country (81): Rhapsody


***SubCategory Races: Hobbits: General***

The Westering Fire (200): Aprilkat
The Language of Waves (193): Claudia
Ed'ledhron (392): Elanor Silmarien
Harmony (195): Elwen
Tolo Dan Na Ngalad (735): Elwen
The Last Summer (143): Golden
Too Many Rangers (116): Larner
Lock Out (307): pippinfan88
Feeling Safe (633): shirebound


***SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Childhood***

Trouble at Bag End (728): Angiet
Lily Took (147): Cathleen
The Five Rules of Cooking (523): GamgeeFest
The Quest for the Hairless Cat (524): GamgeeFest
A Hobbity Wizard (596): Golden
A Promise (149): Golden
A Matter of Ill Reputation (210): Lily
The Making of a Ringbearer I: Adrift (145): obelia medusa


***SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Family ***

Elanor of Westmarch: The Return (78): Baranduin
Yule at Great Smials (566): Dreamflower
A Treasured Piece of Cloth (600): Golden
Not Quite Any Other Day (631): Pearl Took
Grandmum's Button Box (135): pippinfan88
The Last Dance (397): pippinfan88


***SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Friendship***

I Can't (24): Antane
Between Childhood and Coming of Age (141): Dreamflower
I Give You a Rainbow (571): Golden
The Dancing Lesson (664): Lindelea
The Making of a Ringbearer II: Anchored (189): obelia medusa
A Taste of Home (138): Pearl Took
Pippin's Secret (599): shirebound


***SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Hurt/Comfort***

Secrets (229): Aprilkat
Small Strengths (238): Elwen
The Ribbon (336): Gentle Hobbit
O Merry Mine (636): Larner
Of Cake and Crumbs and Distant Dreams (688): Lindelea
Rude Awakening (692): Lindelea
Dark Dreams (550): SlightlyTookish


***SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Incomplete***

That Fate Them Bore (476): Cara Loup
Turning Points (357): Cathleen
In This These Days of Glory (640): Dana
The Autumn of His Discontent (157): jodancingtree
When Trouble Came (109): Lily
Dreamflower's Bunny (644): Lindelea
The Farmer's Son (509): Lindelea
A Time to Hope (302): PipMer
Keep Him Secret, Keep Him Safe (643): shirebound


***SubCategory: Races: Hobbits: Post-Ring War***

Five Turnings of the Year (685): Dana
Candles (460): Gentle Hobbit
The Flute (150): Golden
Regarding Ents (525): PipMer
Summer's End (380): pippinfan88
A Warm Sun Shining (727): shirebound
Some Seasons (199): sophinisba solis


***SubCategory Races: Men: General***

In Passing (104): Altariel
Portrait of a Queen (338): Aruthir
Destiny (592): Cinzia
Reparation (296): Isabeau of Greenlea
Seeking the Sun (488): Linda hoyland
Only Water in Your Veins (154): Michelle
The Stolen Child (197): SurgicalSteel
The Night's Eye (343): Vana Tuivana


***SubCategory: Races: Men: General Drabbles***

Nothing Less (606): Archet
A Moment Away (474): Elen Kortirion
This crown of stars (586): Fawsley
Battle upon the Quays (376): Imhiriel
Return of the King (355): Imhiriel
Relief (446): Tanaqui


***SubCategory: Races: Men: General Fixed-Length Ficlets***

Of Dreams... (7): Avon
Hearts of Stone (12): Elen Kortirion
Pulling the Wool (95): Elen Kortirion
Trajectory (153): Galadriel
Legacy (500): Raksha the Demon
Another Country (438): Tanaqui
Songs of Innocence and Experience (440): Tanaqui


***SubCategory: Races: Men: Gondor Drabbles***

Deliverance (285): Imhiriel
Pirates Ye Be Warned (353): Imhiriel
Autumn (489): Linda hoyland
Summer Nights (344): Marta
Tangled Webs (100): Ribby
Second Best (384): Tanaqui


***SubCategory: Races: Men: Minas Tirith***

Wizards' Pupils (108): Altariel
Confidence (38): annmarwalk
Celebrity (635): Bodkin
Restoration (19): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
I Stand No Longer Alone (62): Larner
Music hath Charms (361): Linda hoyland
Playing with Fire (21): Linda hoyland
Before You Go (506): Nancy Brooke
Engineering (696): SurgicalSteel


***SubCategory: Races: Men: Pre-Ring War Fixed-Length Ficlets***

The Portrait (288): agape4gondor
The Chieftain of the Dunedain (623): Avon
A Fitting Occupation (601): Radbooks
The Fire of Hope (625): Raksha the Demon
Your Father Loves You (424): Raksha the Demon
Things as they were in all the days of my life (393): Tanaqui


***SubCategory: Races: Men: Steward's Family***

Leaving Home (39): annmarwalk
Dark Dreams (282): Avon
The Nag (347): celticbard
Daybreak (591): Cinzia
Child of Hope (97): Galadriel
Consolation (341): Isabeau of Greenlea
Shall We Dance? (93): Isabeau of Greenlea
Chance Encounter (5): przed
Scholarship (43): Raksha the Demon
Brotherhood (261): Violin Ghost


***SubCategory Races: Other Beings: General***

Dispelling the Fog (642): fantasyfan
BRIDGE: Pá Valaraucar ar Námier (415): Fiondil
Old Man Willow (314): Nath
Meant to Be (137): Pearl Took
Seven Sisters (388): Pearl Took
Seven Stones and Seven Stars and One White Tree (121): shirebound


***SubCategory Races: Villains: General***

The Making of Werewolves (42): Ignoble Bard
Dark Light (585): Makamu
Wormtongue (240): Mariole
Cat's Paws (58): pandemonium_213
The Apprentice (52): pandemonium_213
The Captain's Mare (575): The Lauderdale


***SubCategory: Races: Villains: Fixed-Length Ficlets***

Gifts (594): Gloria Mundi
Cold Be Hand and Heart and Bone (286): Imhiriel
Black Memory (603): mrkinch
The Waker (287): Nancy Brooke
Broken Star (54): pandemonium_213
Expert Treasure Hunter (447): Tanaqui
Orc Dreams (448): Tanaqui


***SubCategory Times: First Age and Prior: General***

Choices (184): brindlemom2
Stars of the Lesser (74): Dawn Felagund
Surprise (131): Dawn Felagund
Wind and Fire (539): elfscribe
GOBLINS: The Herald's Summons (53): Fiondil
NIGHT and FOREST: A Glimpse of Beauty (554): Fiondil
Hearts Like the Sea (36): Ignoble Bard
The Nightingale (404): Maeve Riannon
Kementari (99): Marta
The Last Stand (82): Rhapsody


***SubCategory: Times: First Age and Prior: House of Finwe***

An Ordinary Woman (32): Dawn Felagund
Discretion (254): Dawn Felagund
One Last Wish (323): Dawn Felagund
If I Had One Wish (658): Ellie
Like Roses over a Fence (110): Ellie
Vodka (714): Ford of Bruinen
The Pillar Perished Is (356): Imhiriel
A Sleep Over (160): Phyncke
Courage (69): rhyselle


***SubCategory Times: Fourth Age and Beyond: General***

Hope Remains (118): Baggins Babe
When the King Came Back (514): Cathleen
Where Shadows Lay No More (358): Cathleen
Riding the Waves (211): Claudia
Rekindling (255): Dawn Felagund
Look Not With Longing (479): Dwimordene
Somewhere I Have Never Traveled (578): Fiondil
Aftermaths and Consequences (268): Gwynnyd
Faeries (304): Pearl Took
Seeing Stars (360): Raksha the Demon
Tales from Tol Eressëa (214): shirebound


***SubCategory: Times: Fourth Age and Beyond: Fixed-Length Ficlets***

Journey's End (234): Ignoble Bard
Fit for a King (217): Imhiriel
The Birthday Blessing (687): Larner
No Regrets (490): Linda hoyland
Old Friends (651): Marta
Birthday Outing (386): Tanaqui
Supporting Acts (436): Tanaqui


***SubCategory Times: Late Third Age: General***

My Brother. My Captain. My King. (602): Amarok
Captain of Mordor (626): draylon
Drawing the Eye (569): Linda hoyland
They Also Serve (365): Marta
Hold To Hope (709): Nieriel Raina
Before the Black Gate (45): Raksha the Demon
Chance Encounter (203): Telcontar Rulz
Oathbreakers (470): Thundera Tiger
The Dooming of Small Hands (639): Thundera Tiger
Promise and Sorrow (607): Virtuella


***SubCategory: Times: Late Third Age: General Fixed-Length Ficlets***

Loudwater (63): Adaneth
The Kindly Airs (480): Dwimordene
Renewal (208): Elena Tiriel
The Journey (604): foxrafer (csevans8)
Reflections in the Smoke (294): Raksha the Demon
Stewards (450): Tanaqui
The World Is Changing (719): Tanaqui


***SubCategory: Times: Late Third Age: Gondor***

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream (496): Ariel/Auntie
Meesh/Budgielover/Cathleen/Dreamflower/Gryffinjack/kellyfrankenfield/Lin\
delea/Pearl Took/Rosie Took/SlightlyTookish CoAuthors
In the Hands of the King (231): fantasyfan
Wedding Nerves (48): Jay of Lasgalen
For the Want of ... (681): Larner
The Lost Restored (59): Larner
Comes the moment to decide (418): Linda hoyland
Sing All Ye People! (249): Raksha the Demon
The Warmth of Morning (148): Spindle Berry


***SubCategory: Times: Late Third Age: Gondor Drabbles***

Forfeit (401): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
Steward's Trumpets (400): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
What Goes Up (683): Dana
Recognition (481): Dwimordene
Tying Notes (378): Imhiriel
Tree of Knowledge (172): Nancy Brooke


***SubCategory Times: Mid Third Age: General***

Lost and Found (23): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
Dirt and Gold (590): Empy
The Skills That Keep You Alive (434): Gwynnyd
The Best Sword Ever (290): Linaewen
The Weight of Power (325): Nefhiriel
An Autumn Fair in Halabor (165): Soledad


***SubCategory: Times: Mid Third Age: Eriador***

If You Could See What I Hear (614): Cathleen
Pippin and Tulip's Excellent Adventure (595): Cathleen
A Place for Gandalf (391): Dreamflower
Cuts Gone Wrong (156): Dwimordene
Meddling (695): Dwimordene
Star of Hope (34): Linda hoyland
Chasing Blackie (655): Pearl Took
Comfort and Joy (656): Pearl Took


***SubCategory Times: Modern Times: General***

National Treasure (201): Baranduin
Summer Heat (363): chaotic_binky
The Road Trip (410): Garnet Took
Into the Woods (593): Gloria Mundi
Trinity (51): pandemonium_213
Solid Frodo: Hobbit Espionage Action (413): Princess Artemis
Dawn Twilight (182): viv


***SubCategory Times: Multi-Age: General***

WAR: A Promise Before Dying (55): Fiondil
The Craft of the Elven Smith (1): Larner
Tower of the Moon (577): Nath
Fulfilling Oaths (332): Nieriel Raina
A Day in Time (230): Pearl Took


***SubCategory: Times: Multi-Age: Fixed-Length Ficlets***

Collecting Hearts I, II, III & VI (516): Elen Kortirion
Feelings of Superiority (362): Gwynnyd
Flame of Life (114): Imhiriel
Flickers (390): Meril
Birthday Double Drabble (526): PipMer
An Elf-lord Revealed (406): Tanaqui
Possessing the greatest powers (387): Tanaqui


***SubCategory Times: Second and Early Third Age: General***

Long Memories (310): Bodkin
Faithful (105): Dwimordene
U elyë, Ar-Pharazôn (486): Elitihien
The Last Messenger: A Tale of Numenor (8): Fiondil
Nightfall (87): Jael
Whatever Harm Encroached (708): Nieriel Raina
Moon of the Sea (213): pandemonium_213
The Strength of Men (584): Savageseraph
A Perfect Impression (494): weepingnaiad


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Msg# 9154

Check Ballot #2 - Adventure Posted by aure\_enteluva July 09, 2008 - 13:18:57 Topic ID# 9154
***SubCategory Genres: Adventure: General***

Balm (459): Armariel
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5475&cid=22934
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo remembers his escape from the Tower of Cirith Ungol with Sam.

Dragons In The Trollshaws (170): Bodkin
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5175
General, Reason for Rating: Harmless. Apart from a bit of
dragon-slaying.
Romance Partners: N/A
A peril awakes that demands all Elladan and Elrohir's attention - and
requires more than skill to defeat.

Dangerous Folk (546): Budgielover
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5483
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some descriptions of battle and hand-to-hand
combat, and the results of such combat (death by violence).
Romance Partners: N/A
The Ring-bearer is kidnapped by an unknown enemy as the Fellowship stops
to replenish its water supply. Pursuing the kidnappers, the Fellowship
discovers that the effects of Saruman's evil has spread more widely with
more devastating impact on the world than they could have dreamed
possible.

The Mariner's Son (329): cairistiona
URL: http://www.naiceanilme.com/viewstory.php?sid=1242&chapter=1
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated for mention of violence
Romance Partners: N/A
The One Ring is not the only ring that brings peril to the Heir of
Isildur.

Lost (226): Claudia
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1800
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The fellowship faces a great challenge.

Pip-napped! (669): Dreamflower/Lindelea CoAuthors
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4979&cid=20168
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mild violence; vague references to marital
relations
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond, Merry/Estella, Aragorn/Arwen
On a honeymoon visit to Gondor, Pippin is kidnapped. (This story was due
to a request from Dana for a "pip-napping". Lindelea wrote the opening
paragraphs, and then put the story up for grabs to be finished.)

Dol Amroth Yule (295): Isabeau of Greenlea
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=804
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some violence, battle scenes, implied sex in
one chapter.
Romance Partners: F/Elrohir
Hethlin's first Yule in Dol Amroth presents challenges, including the
dislike of both her fellow esquires and the Armsmaster of Dol Amroth,
and pirates!

Symbols of Love (130): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5058&cid=24694
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
While on their first patrol with their fathers and the Rangers of
Ithilien, Eldarion and Elboron learn much about the King Elessar.

Fennas Haradren (280): Linaewen
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=4814
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Gondor has two hidden outposts -- Henneth Annûn in the North and
Fennas Haradren in the South. But the Rangers in the South have sent no
word for some time, and it is Boromir and his men who must go in search
of answers to the mystery of their silence.

--and it was done (527): Neoinean
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4301417/1/--and_it_was_done
Teen, Reason for Rating: Violence. Adult themes.
Romance Partners: N/A
Detailing a simple rescue mission that, for once, goes off without a
hitch.
Note: This story was originally written for the February 2008 Teitho
Contest under the pen name Beth.



***SubCategory: Genres: Adventure: Incomplete***

With Hope and Without Hope (466): docmon
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5453
Mature, Reason for Rating: Level of violence in 2 chapters, where
torture is depicted clearly, if not somewhat graphically.
Romance Partners: N/A
One decision made differently - the Three Hunters run through that
second night of their chase after the Orcs rather than rest - and
everything changes. Well, not everything. They're merely captured by the
Orcs like Merry and Pippin.
But one decision changed doesn't change one's destiny. How each of them
is to reach their destiny is a bit peskier, though...
There's action and adventure, suspense, and not too much angst as
the Three Hunters struggle to return to their task.

The Wanderer (627): Lackwit
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5138
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some minor violence (sword fighting, resulting
death); references to a man's attraction to a married woman
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
After ten years fighting in faraway lands, Faramir finds his return to
Ithilien is not so easy and must take back what was his. Loosely based
on Homer's Odyssey.

Eagle of the Star (327): Neoinean
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1936067/1/Eagle_of_the_Star
Teen, Reason for Rating: Battlefield violence. Adult themes.
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Aragorn's time as Thorongil, soldier of Rohan and Gondor, from the
events that cause his departure south to the events surrounding his
return to his family. This story belongs as much to his family as they
wait as it does to Aragorn. Slight AU

To See A World (330): Nightwing
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=588&cid=2252
Mature, Reason for Rating: Violence and extreme angst, medical
situations, mild sexual reference.
Romance Partners: N/A
Injured and alone, Legolas and Aragorn are forced to take refuge in a
wintry foreign land. But when darkness encroaches from within and
without, they learn that refuge can become a deadly trap.

The Web of Darkness (101): Soledad
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=913
Teen, Reason for Rating: It contains some frightening images, especially
battle-related violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
An experiment of the Witch-king backfires, and the Elves of Mirkwood
find an unexpected ally. Crossover with Forgotten Realms.

Tarnished Ivory (464): Yavie Feels Pretty
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4037359/1/Tarnished_Ivory
Teen, Reason for Rating: Upcoming dark themes and violence, but the two
posted chapters may be considered "general".
Romance Partners: N/A
AU. In which Frodo makes a very different decision and Boromir finds
himself slipping even further into temptation.



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Msg# 9155

Check Ballot #2 - Alternate Universe Posted by aure\_enteluva July 09, 2008 - 13:20:09 Topic ID# 9155
Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Alternate Universe

***SubCategory Genres: Alternate Universe: General***

Eucatastrophe: The Return (617): Dreamflower
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5181
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo and Gandalf saw Bilbo settled in at Tol Eressea. Now they are
back, and Frodo's feeling much more himself than he has in a very long
time. (Set in my "Eucatastrophe AU", in which the Three were freed by
the One's destruction, and travel to the West is now two-way. Each
chapter had to include special elements for Marigold's Challenges.)

As the Tide by the Moon (9): EdorasLass
URL: http://henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=5087
Mature, Reason for Rating: Disturbing themes, non-graphic sexuality
[het]
Romance Partners: Theodred/OC, Grima/OC [sorta]
Sequel to "Eclipsed by the Moon", in which a kitchen maid in Edoras is
infatuated with Grima. This story follows her efforts to gain Grima's
attention, Grima's plots to use her for his own ends, and Theodred's
involvment in the whole tangled web. This story is told mostly from
three POVs - Grima, Theodred, and Lathwyn. Explict het, possibly
disturbing themes. Elements of both Book & Movie Verse; AU

Above All Shadows (492): Ignoble Bard
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7498
Mature, Reason for Rating: Slash content, mildly graphic.
Romance Partners: Legolas/Aragorn
Aragorn sees Legolas stumble as they run towards Rohan, but doesn't know
that it is one of the first signs of the Elf's dark secret.

Untold Tales of the Mark: The Banishment of Éomer (206): Katzilla
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=4275
Teen, Reason for Rating: There are a lot of battle scenes, some quite
graphic, and the overall atmosphere of the story is very dark.
Romance Partners: N/A
A very AU take of what Éomer's banishment could have been like...
dark and angsty, as you would expect of me.

Two Prisoners (724): Lord Branwyn
URL: http://lady-branwyn.livejournal.com/123361.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
How a certain author really learned the story of a distant time.

Homeward Bound (430): Werecat
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3830538/1/Homeward_Bound
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In another time and another place, the Brown Wizard meets a fallen
Queen. Another tale of beggars, queens and cats. Fourth Age, AU.



***SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Angst/Tragedy***

Shadow King (227): Claudia
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=11
Teen, Reason for Rating: Hurt/no comfort, severe angst
Romance Partners: N/A
A shadow version of the King's coronation...if Aragorn had the Ring.

Bitter May (265): Cuthalion
URL: http://www.west-of-the-moon.net/servlet/ReadGenStory?storyID=683
Mature, Reason for Rating: Mentioning of abuse, plus some frightening,
medical details
Romance Partners: OFC/ Frodo Baggins
This was written as a "What if"-story. In the epic AU-saga "Before I go
to sleep", OFC Lily Proudfoot has a very unpleasant encounter with Lotho
Sackville-Baggins. In the original story, no physical consequences are
mentioned (aside from the traumatic aftermath), but what if there were?

In The Darkness Of My Dreaming (284): Cuthalion
URL: http://www.west-of-the-moon.net/servlet/ReadGenStory?storyID=594
Mature, Reason for Rating: Moments of intense angst, character death
Romance Partners: Frodo Baggins/ OFC
The aged Lily Proudfoot has come to doubt the decision she made nearly
sixty years ago. Was it wrong to let the Ringbearer leave? And would her
life have been happier if she had made him stay? A sudden illness
answers her questions in strange, haunting dreams, and the old midwife
comes to understand the full meaning of the saying: "Be careful what you
wish for..."

For What I Wait (125): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=2\
49
Teen, Reason for Rating: discussion of suicide and death
Romance Partners: n/a
Written for an AU challenge "in which Fëanor outlives all of his
children." Fëanor and Maglor, together at the end.

Clear Conscience (The Clear Shot Remix) (680): Dreamflower
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5524
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
What if Boromir and Faramir had met Frodo before the Quest? How would
that have affected the outcome of the story? (Based on The Clear Shot,
by Claudia)

Five things that never happened to Nerdanel (389): Meril
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=3\
11
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Fëanor/Nerdanel
Five short AUs for Nerdanel.

Five Things that Never Happened to Serinde of Dol Amroth (222):
SurgicalSteel
URL: http://surgicalsteel.livejournal.com/424683.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Implied rape, violence, and character death.
Romance Partners: Halbarad/OFC
Inspired by some of my readers, who asked what might have happened 'if.'
Five ways in which Serinde's (OFC from 'The King's Surgeon) life might
have been very, very different.



***SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Drabbles***

No Man's Land (726): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3016&cid=14923
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Set during WW1, a drabble about what might have been.

Wave-Singer (33): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23766
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
A New England fisherman tells the tale of a ghost who sings along the
water's edge.

Last Stroke (465): Elena Tiriel
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7494&SPOrdina\
l=1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
"'The Corsairs of Umbar!' men shouted.... 'The Corsairs are upon us! It
is the last stroke of doom!'"

(RoTK, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields")

What might have come to pass....

Least Expected (512): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4086
Teen, Reason for Rating: Non-graphical description of violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
What if Halbarad's first appearance had taken a different turn?

The Least of Rings (621): Marta
URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/45055.html#cutid1
Teen, Reason for Rating: mature themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Boromir takes the ring. AU.

(This is the first of two drabbles on the same page.)

Alter/native (478): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/94427.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: M/M romance
Romance Partners: Aragorn/OMC
How might history have been different if Elrond and Celebrían had
decided to have another son rather than a daughter.

Spoiled (119): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/82661.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Would Aragorn have grown up the same if he hadn't been 'Estel'? An AU
drabble which takes a look at what Aragorn might have been like if he
had grown up knowing his true lineage and destiny as Heir of Isildur.



***SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Incomplete***

Arranged Marriage (725): Claudia
URL: http://claudia603.livejournal.com/tag/arranged+marriage
Mature, Reason for Rating: slash fiction, interspecies slash, a chapter
in which there is graphic male/male sex
Romance Partners: Frodo/Aragorn
Whatever could have led to the marriage of Frodo and Aragorn?

Land of the Moon (308): Claudia
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=259
Teen, Reason for Rating: Slash implications. Absolutely nothing explicit
in this chapter, though.
Romance Partners: Frodo/Aragorn
Post-quest, Frodo returns to Minas Tirith because of a deep affection he
has for King Elessar, who is grieving over both the sailing of Arwen and
Eowyn's death.

Murder The Dawn (383): crowdaughter
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3754343/2/Murder_The_Dawn
Mature, Reason for Rating: This story contains slash, elements of horror
and mature themes such as slavery, non-con, implied torture and rape,
and violence. It is a very grim alternative universe with very
disturbing themes; a spin-off to my Mael-Gul story universe, which is
rated strictly adult. This story, however, would count as hard R.
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Legolas; Boromir/Legolas (implied)
Completely AU. Legolas slavefic. Mirkwood is a subjected realm and must
give hostages to the other Elven realms as slaves. Legolas is the slave
of Aragorn, who is a sadist. But what if Legolas indeed took the Ring?
Warnings: slash, character death! This story is a very grim spin-off to
my Mael-Gul story universe, which is rated strictly adult. This story,
however, would count as hard R.

The Search For Middle-earth (346): Jules14
URL: http://www.lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?sid=9131
Teen, Reason for Rating: There are some images of violence, including a
pit full of bones. Later on there will be descriptions of violent
illness. The story also contains some themes that may be too difficult
to understand for children.
Romance Partners: N/A
AU. In the near future, as the Age of Men begins to crumble, the truth
is revealed about a long-vanished world that no one, except perhaps a
few, even knows existed.

Lothíriel - The Tenth Walker, Book 2 (567): juno_magic
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=396
Mature, Reason for Rating: There are some sex scenes in there.
Romance Partners: Lothíriel/Éomer
Lothíriel has survived the great adventure of her life, the War of
the Rings. But will she be up to the challenge of love and life in
Middle-earth?

***

As Lothíriel's story continues, the focus of the tale changes from
adventure to love story and an exploration of different aspects of
culture and society in Middle-earth.

Pippin-Frog For A Day (115): Neilia
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5715&cid=24100
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin finds himself on the wrong end of an irate wizard's staff. Poor
Pip is changed into a tiny green tree frog for 24 hours in exchange for
his bodacious cheekiness. Humor and tears ensue.



***SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Other Fixed-Length
Ficlets***

A Path of Wisdom (641): Dana
URL: http://the-danamark.livejournal.com/198836.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A drabble set, between SR 1418 and SR 1421, somewhat detailing the
reasoning for an AU.

The Edge of the Knife (274): Dwimordene
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=5521
Teen, Reason for Rating: Death, warfare, and torment involved in some
drabbles.
Romance Partners: n/a
"Stray but a little and it will fail, to the ruin of all." What was said
to the Fellowship holds equally for the man to whom the Quest owed its
existence. Eight drabbles about Isildur and what might have been...

Return (399): Elleth
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=1\
47&chapter=2
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
What if Umbarto had not perished in the Burning of the Swanships? A
double-drabble AU from two points of view.

Homecoming (706): Isabeau of Greenlea
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4088
Teen, Reason for Rating: M/M relationship, non-explicit
Romance Partners: Boromir/OMC
A tribble AU for the Best-Loved Sons arc, and some very wishful thinking
on my part. What if Boromir had made it home?

The Pirate (674): Sivan Shemesh
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4202238/1/The_Pirate
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A little Estel story been told by Queen Arwen to her son, while the king
is away.


Wounds of a Friend (710): Sivan Shemesh
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4271582/1/Wounds_of_a_Friend
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn is worried.



***SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Steward's Family***

Bitter Sweet (536): annmarwalk
URL: http://just-ann-now.livejournal.com/127070.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: m/m romance implied, not explicit
Romance Partners: Boromir/Theodred (implied), Theodred/Lothiriel
Brief AU in which both Boromir and Theodred survive the Ring War, living
long and (mostly) happy lives well into the first century of the Fourth
Age.

The Price of Pity (373): celticbard
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3386355/1/The_Price_of_Pity
Teen, Reason for Rating: The story includes several scenes of
battle-related violence along with a scene of implied sexual relations
between a married couple. The story also deals with the themes of heavy
friction between a husband and wife and the death of a parent.
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn, Faramir/f
A.U. In the early days of their marriage, Eowyn helps Faramir accept the
loss of his brother, father…and first wife.

The King's Colors (482): Dwimordene
URL:
http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4087&PHPSES\
SID=21357d642285260ea44648ad1890c1bf
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The King's Colors fly once more on Pelennor. Denethor's best-loved son
meets the man who would be king. An AU vignette for Obsidianj's
birthday.

Parth Galen (705): Isabeau of Greenlea
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4284411/1/Parth_Galen
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Boromir/OMC
What might have happened had Boromir been a little less desperate, a
little less despairing? An AU to the Best-Loved Sons arc.

A Great Evil Unmade (267): Linaewen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5856
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A most unlikely Ringbearer contemplates how he came to Mount Doom and
whether or not he will succeed in putting the Ring in the Fire. An AU
short story, written for a challenge to answer the question of "what
would happen if someone other than Frodo took the Ring?"

The Prisoner of Time (313): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4114
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
It has been wished many times that Denethor could have survived his
terrible end. Here, a different path is followed, one where Denethor
left the Pyre, fires unlit. What then was the fate of the son of
Ecthelion?


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Msg# 9156

Check Ballot #2 - Drama Posted by aure\_enteluva July 09, 2008 - 13:21:04 Topic ID# 9156
Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Drama

***SubCategory Genres: Drama: General***

Acquittance (337): Aprilkat
URL: http://aprilkat.livejournal.com/148561.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mention of prostitution and attendant diseases.
Romance Partners: N/A
Outspoken young female surgeon Serindë has been falsely accused and
exiled from Gondor by the Steward Denethor - on pain of death if she is
found. (OFC written by surgicalsteel on Live Journal.) Good deeds repay
in unexpected ways.

The North Delving Incident (26): Dana
URL: http://the-danamark.livejournal.com/195017.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Dark elements and themes: angst, violence,
minor character death, other dark implications, and the acts of Ruffians
Romance Partners: N/A
A village occupied by ruffians, a year after the Scouring of the Shire
and the Battle of Bywater, and how they are freed.

Answering the Call (340): docmon
URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=4356
Teen, Reason for Rating: This story relates tales of when each character
succumbs to the call of the Ring. The scenes sometimes result in
potential violence between characters that is nevertheless disturbing
despite not being realized. There is one scene (ch. 3) where there is
some brief violence that is described clearly, though not graphically,
so I have chosen Teen to err on the side of caution.
Romance Partners: N/A
A series of (unrelated) vignettes in which each member of the Fellowship
hears the call of the Ring - and answers it. My take on the big What-If,
pursuing the potential in each character to take the Ring. Varying
degrees of angst, drama, action, and perhaps a little more angst.

Choosing (473): docmon
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=6040
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Three choices, three destinies. Three leaders choose the messengers to
send to Imladris, who then become members of the Fellowship.

The Consuming Darkness (467): Isil Elensar
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=2\
37&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
It is written that Tar-Miriel was too late to reach the supposed safety
of the Meneltarma when Numenor sank into the sea. But why was she late?
What was so important that she would risk her life, knowing she would
not survive?

Hidden Watcher (702): kitt_otter
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5846&cid=24653
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In Moria, Legolas takes his watch and something watches him.

The Return (167): Lady Bluejay
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5515
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
`Both Duilin of Morthond and his brother were trampled to death when
they assailed the mûmakil, leading their bowmen close to shoot at the
eyes of the monsters.' Duinhir had to return to his wife without his
sons.

The Last Throw (556): nau_tika
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3842745/1/The_Last_Throw
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
Following "The Last Debate" in The Return of the King, Chapter 10 says,
"…the army of the West was all assembled on the Pelennor. … All
was now ready for the last throw."
This is the story of the march to the Black Gate (movie and book verse)
from the view of a family man who made the journey.


The Dark One (411): NeumeIndil
URL: http://word-hoarder.livejournal.com/5878.html#cutid1
Mature, Reason for Rating: Talk of murder, torture, and invasions;
moderately graphic M/F sex; a fist fight, coarse language and some more
death thrown in. Much of it takes place in a whore house.
Romance Partners: Gamling/Morwen of Gondor (OFC)
Spring has come to Edoras, and with it, a reminder of Morwen's past that
she did not expect. Taken with the arrival of still more refugees from
the west of Rohan, and the seeming possession of Theoden King, times are
dark at the top of the hill. Beset from without and undermined from
within, the people of Rohan may only watch and wait while the doom of
their nation looms large on the eastern horizon.

Part 14 of my series "Nights in Rohan" follows Morwen of Gondor, the
prostitute in love with Gamling, as Edoras prepares for what will be the
War of the Ring. Featuring: Boromir II, Eomer son of Eomund, and
Theodred son of Theoden.

For Our Friends (654): Pearl Took
URL: http://stories.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23973
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Movie based. A Golden plot bunny: what might Merry have been
feeling/thinking as the Rohirrim approach the besieged city of Minas
Tirith?

The Visitor (174): Rowan
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1798
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Elanor receives an unusual visit.



***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Aragorn***

Eagle of the Star (152): alex_quine
URL: http://alex-quine.livejournal.com/12958.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Sexual Situations
Romance Partners: Denethor/Thorongil
A young Thorongil struggles to reconcile his growing love for Gondor to
the part that Denethor plays in his life there.


Home (647): alex_quine
URL: http://alex-quine.livejournal.com/19624.html#cutid1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Why has Theoden left Theodred to welcome his cousins to Meduseld?

Generations (508): Bodkin
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5906&cid=24961
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
It is natural for parents to want their children to lead safer, happier
lives than they did – just as it is natural for them to complain
about the inadequacies of the next generation. While trying to live up
to a father who is an epic hero brings difficulties of its own ...

Legolas in Mandos (317): Fiondil
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4235565/1/Legolas_in_Mandos
Teen, Reason for Rating: Non-graphic description of battle and character
death; implied sex between a married couple.
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn, Námo/Vairë
Aragorn is on a mission to save more than Legolas' life... he has to
also save his own and when the Lord of Mandos plays for souls he takes
no prisoners. A two-part story describing Legolas' 'death' and its
aftermath. Originally inspired by the Naked Yule Challenge at
LOTRfanfiction.

The Keys of the Realm (477): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5892
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Húrin of the Keys/OC wife; Faramir/Éowyn
The Battle of the Pelennor is over, and the folk of Minas Tirith must
deal with the aftermath. Now the Keeper of the Keys watches the changes
happen, finding himself preparing for the Return of the King to Gondor.

Estel I Was Called (351): Marta
URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/41422.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: dark themes
Romance Partners: n/a
"Estel I was called, but I am Aragorn, Arathorn's son, Isildur's Heir,
Lord of the Dúnedain." Aragorn takes up his place among the
Dúnedain after learning his true heritage.

Hope comes for Estel (622): stefaniab
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5562
General, Reason for Rating: This is a character piece, in which Aragorn
meets Faramir for the first time since the Houses of Healing. It's
somewhat of highly charged job interview.
Romance Partners: N/A
Tolkien doesn't tell us about the first time Aragorn meets Faramir after
his healing. Jackson didn't film it. Yet, this incident is the subject
of more than a few gap fillers. Here is my version, a character piece
set in the merge of film and book canon that I use for all my stories.




***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Boromir or Faramir***

Letters From Faramir (425): agape4gondor
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=4732
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Grief knows no boundaries, nor age, nor time. Letters from Faramir to
Boromir - in hopes that he is still alive and will return. Angst.

My Sword Weeps (316): agape4gondor
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5057
Teen, Reason for Rating: Difficult times for young ones. Capture by
Orcs. Death.
Romance Partners: N/A
Gondor and its Steward are rocked by the death of Denethor and others. A
journey is started from two ends of Middle-earth to try to help Faramir.
Takes place in the year TA 2989. AU.

Invisible Ink (4): alex_quine
URL: http://alex-quine.livejournal.com/11451.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Romantic Situations
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eomer
When Faramir tries to persuade Eomer to do what Elessar wants, he finds
himself face-to-face with a fragile world, a secret revealed and the
promptings of his unquiet flesh.


Enticements (266): annmarwalk
URL: http://just-ann-now.livejournal.com/183178.html#cutid1
Teen, Reason for Rating: M/M sexual activity (implied)
Romance Partners: Boromir/Theodred (implied)
" `…almost I should have said that she was tempting us, and
offering what she pretended to have the power to give. It need not be
said that I refused to listen. The men of Minas Tirith are true to their
word.' But what he thought that the Lady had offered him Boromir did
not tell."

The Clear Ringing Of Silver Trumpets (278): Lithilien Quicksilver
URL:
http://lotrscrapbook.bookloaf.net/stories/01/lithilien_trumpets.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Violence, character death
Romance Partners: N/A
They say your life flashes before your eyes at the moment of death. What
were Boromir's thoughts and feelings as he fought the greatest -and
final - battle of his life? Movie-verse.

Lingering Shadow (412): Shireling
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5889
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
As Minas Tirith celebrates the first anniversary of King's reign a face
from the past haunts Faramir and threatens his newly found happiness.

First Time (672): Sivan Shemesh
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3972346/1/First_Time
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
It is the first time without Finduilas around. How is the Steward's
family dealing with the pain? And what about the nearing holiday?



***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring Frodo or Sam***

Burden (734): Ancalime8301
URL: http://ancalime8301.fateback.com/fics/burdenindex.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rating for implied non-con, hermaphrodite
Frodo, underaged pregnancy.
Romance Partners: N/A
Pre-Quest, a young hobbit finds himself lost and in trouble far from
home.

On Amon Sûl (299): Dreamflower
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4556&cid=23548
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After the stabbing on Weathertop, from Frodo's POV...

Frodo's Crosswise Verse (520): Elanor Gardner
URL: http://www.the-green-door.net/GenFics/CrosswiseVerseII.htm
General, Reason for Rating: Although the reader COULD read a slash
relationship into this story, it is not overtly slash and it can be read
either way.
Romance Partners: N/A
A childhood promise and the rhyme it creates have an impact on the lives
of Frodo and Sam. After the quest, Frodo is confronted with appalling
choices, but a promise is remembered. (This story is best read AFTER
reading Sam's Crosswise Verse.)


Sam's Crosswise Verse (519): Elanor Gardner
URL: http://www.the-green-door.net/GenFics/CrosswiseVerseI.htm
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A childhood promise and the rhyme it creates have an impact on the lives
of Frodo and Sam. On the quest, Sam and his master are crosswise and an
old promise must be kept.


Dreams or Reality (716): Eleon Gamgee
URL:
http://www.writers-haven.net/Dreams%20or%20Reality%20by%20Eleon%20Gamgee\
.htm
Teen, Reason for Rating: In Frodo's dream/vision Sam is thrown across
the ground and seems to transform a bit into the Eye of Sauron. It's
only a dream and Frodo does wake up.
Romance Partners: N/A
Is Frodo dreaming again? Or is it real?
Sam can't really be leaving him! Sam wouldn't do that!
In complete delirium, Frodo tries to keep his grasp of reality as he
sees what the Quest will do and even is doing to his best friend; Sam.

Cold (239): febobe
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=852
Teen, Reason for Rating: References to non-graphic violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo's encounter with one of the Nine in Osgiliath proves ill for him,
and Sam and Faramir find themselves working together in spite of
themselves.

Frodos Dremes (235): Gentle Hobbit
URL:
http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1829&chapter=1
Mature, Reason for Rating: This story is a series of vignettes united by
a common theme. Chapters 1-3 have some unsettling ideas that may deserve
a teen rating (e.g. themes of phobia or abandonment). Chapters 4 and 5
(a two-part vignette) contains elements of horror and no happy
resolution. I would even suggest that this may deserve a mature rating.
The site on which the story is located has a note to this effect for
Chapters 4 and 5.
Romance Partners: N/A
Those who are familiar with "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil" will
recognize the title of this series of vignettes. In this series, Frodo's
gift (or curse) for strange and prescient dreams will be explored.

Why does he have these dreams? What do they tell him? Can he understand
this gift? Come and explore these strange tales, and perhaps we will
find out some of the answers together.

The Blessing (228): Mews1945
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=451
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A wounded soldier of Gondor tells of an enounter with The Ringbearers
when Frodo and Sam come to visit the wounded, and learns that strength
and courage come in unexpected forms.

The Heart of a Home (257): Mews1945
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=173&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Bilbo returns home from a long trip and finds a warm welcome home from
his new heir.

Promises Broken and Kept (144): periantari
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1781
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry goes through a tough time with Frodo leaving from Buckland, and
even though Frodo writes to Merry often, Merry gets sad and lonely. He
gradually falls very ill, but Frodo comes to nurse him better and makes
a promises that he can keep.



***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Featuring the Noldor ***

All That Remained (155): Allee
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5541
Teen, Reason for Rating: Dark themes, character suicide attempt
Romance Partners: N/A
After Arathorn's death, Gilraen is left to pick up the pieces of her
shattered life, but the young widow learns that grief is no stranger to
the House of Elrond. Will pain destroy the inhabitants of the Last
Homely House, or will it bind them together?

Painting a Golden Light (364): chaotic_binky
URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/C/ChaoticBinky/PaintingAGoldenLight\
/_ChapterList.htm
Teen, Reason for Rating: Non graphic description of injures after a war
time shell blast. Haunting by the ghosts of dead soldiers.
Romance Partners: Glorfindel/Erestor
Story set during and just after the First World War. Glorfindel is an
explorer who has come back to Britain and lives with the shell shocked
war artist Erestor, in the small village of St. Michael's Leap. The
villagers are curious about their relationship. Glorfindel looks forward
to sailing and Erestor's sole aim is to paint, 'the perfect golden
light'.

The Scribe and the Heir (256): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=1\
54
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Young Maedhros has recently been appointed as a King's scribe, and young
Fingon is just coming of age. As each chooses his road in life, Maedhros
is forced to consider his role as his father's heir and how his
decisions might worsen the disintegrating relationship between Fëanor
and Fingolfin.

The Stranger (560): Nieriel Raina
URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5756&cid=24999
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Inspired by Fiondil's Valar Universe. A young boy meets a stranger on a
beach in the early 20th century.

Written for the Tolkien Tango Prompt Challenge #10: Prophecies



Thicker Than Water (541): Noliel
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=2\
90
General, Reason for Rating: I gave my story a rating of General because
it fit the guidelines provided in MEFAs description of ratings, and also
because I did not find any content in my fic that could disturb a child.
This story mainly deals with a father-son relationship, and although
death is alluded to, it is not described in a way that could have a
negative effect on a person's mind.
Romance Partners: N/A
Celebrimbor, in Sirion, looks forward to a visit from Galadriel.
However, her impromptu arrival brings with it the news of his father's
death in Doriath.

The Last Words (409): Rhapsody
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=2\
92&chapter=1
Teen, Reason for Rating: I am rating this story as teens given the
mature themes being discussed.
Romance Partners: Nerdanel/Fëanor
Nerdanel finally meets her nemesis: the one who caused the rift in her
marriage to Fëanor. What did she had to say to them? A one-shot set
in the bard Rising Universe.

Wherever You Go (537): Tena
URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/T/Tena/WhereverYouGo/_ChapterList.h\
tm
Mature, Reason for Rating: The chapters are rated from G-NC-17. There
are descriptions of sexual acts between mature adults. Slash and Het
Romance Partners: Elrond/Gil galad, Elrond/Celebrian, Erestor/Glorfindel
Elrond takes a look back at his life.

Starcrossed (493): weepingnaiad
URL: http://parma.littlebalrog.com/viewstory.php?sid=40
Teen, Reason for Rating: occurs during war, canon-character death, slash
Romance Partners: Círdan/Gil-galad, Elrond/Gil-Galad
The raising of a falling star...

Gil-galad's life from Dor-Lómin to the Isle of Balar and then on to
Lindon and beyond.



***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Final Partings ***

Farewell (127): agape4gondor
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5473&cid=23886
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Angered by Boromir's taking of the Quest, Faramir prepares to return to
Henneth-Annun.

Upon the Pebbled Shore (171): aranelgoldenflower
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=6972&SPOrdina\
l=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Upon the pebbled shores of the sea stand two brothers. But as the tide
begins to turn the sound of the gulls will choose their futures.

(This story is on HASA under my Author name of Peregrin Ionad. but I am
the same person....I just used Peregrin Ionad first, and have never
thought to change it, as I don't usually post fics as Aranegoldenflower
and when I do I always make sure people realise it is the same person!)

Moon Over Water (518): Avon
URL: http://avon7.livejournal.com/134151.html#cutid1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On a cold moonlit night Faramir watches the river. He watches for a
memory, for a vision, for a dream... he watches for a vigil once kept
with his brother.

Elanor of Westmarch: Still There (183): Baranduin
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=126
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Elanor/Fastred
Elanor's last meeting with Sam before he leaves Middle-earth.

In The Midst Of Summer (270): Cuthalion
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5502
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mentioning of character death and grief
Romance Partners: N/A
In June 1482, Samwise Gamgee has to bear the fact that his wife has
passed away, leaving him behind. Between deep grief and bittersweet
memories, he understands that the life he was used to is ultimately
over, and that a new way lies ahead of him.

The Tower Hills (608): DrummerWench
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=6182
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A gap-filler set at the very end of ROTK, as Frodo, Sam and the Elves
travel toward the Havens. They pass through the Tower Hills, and pause
at the Tower of Elostirion.

Boromir and Teddy (113): Ithil-valon
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5653&cid=23835
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir and Eomer find comfort in an unexpected way as they visit the
burial mound of Theodred.

The King's Time (333): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5058&cid=24863
Teen, Reason for Rating: Discusses concerns related to dying, and looks
toward Aragorn's death.
Romance Partners: n/a
It is now the thirtieth of Rethe by the Shire's calendar, and the Lord
King has determined that his birthday tomorrow shall be observed in a
most solemn manner. This evening he thinks on the passing of time....


The Prisoner of Dol Guldur (102): Soledad
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=604
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated for some frightening mental images.
Romance Partners: N/A
After the destruction of Dol Guldur, King Thranduil of Mirkwood makes a
terrible discovery.



***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: General Drabbles***

Moved to Pity (366): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2975
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Námo/Vairë
Námo returns shaken from his encounter with Lúthien. His wife
Vairë tries to comfort him.

Stabat Mater (666): iorhael
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4445&cid=23402
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Primula watches. Inspired by the poem <i>Stabat Mater Dolorosa</i>. A
drabble.

My Legacy (407): spookystoy
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=6\
0
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Celebrimbor believes his father left no worthwhile legacy to Arda.
Curufin, determined to reconcile with his son and rebuild the family
legacy, argues otherwise. (It helps to know that Celebrimbor looks like
Weta's Daniel Falconer in this AU Fourth Age.)

Creation Myths (300): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/104113.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The making of Eä and the making of the Silmarils.

No Mercy (443): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/55334.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
Morgoth's forces fall on the besieging armies of Elves and Men at the
start of the Dagor Bragollach.



***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: General Fixed-Length Ficlets***

Birthday Present (441): Aranel Took
URL: http://aranel-took.fancrone.net/other/drabbles/birthday_present.php
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Bilbo has a gift for Pippin. A fluffy ficlet from Pippin's childhood.

Burdens (219): Meril
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=5728
General, Reason for Rating: "Burdens" is about a traumatic event, but I
believe the writing is vague enough for it to be rated "general."
Romance Partners: N/A
The Exiles carry many things with them on their way to Arda...

Alqualondë (220): Moreth
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=2\
87
Teen, Reason for Rating: Non-graphic violence
Romance Partners: N/A
Inexperience and war - two drabbles from opposing view-points.

Utúlie'n Aurë (163): Nieriel Raina
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3688952/1/Ut_lien_Aur
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Sauron is defeated, and even far from Mordor, the victory can be felt.
Two elves rejoice in the true passing of night.

Wind of Change (47): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4051
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A fierce wind sweeps across Middle-earth one day in the late Third Age,
heralding, after hundreds of years, the instrument of a prophecy's
completion, in three different lands.

Baker's Dozen (372): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/120418.html#cutid1
Teen, Reason for Rating: References to adult themes, including death,
slavery and grave robbing.
Romance Partners: N/A
A series of 13 drabbles about some of the jobs people do in Middle-earth
and the people who do them. Many of the drabbles were inspired by
considering the Middle-earth equivalents of modern careers, and are
tongue-in-cheek, but some address serious issues. Includes many original
characters, but some interactions with canon characters.

Saruman of Many Colours (439): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/121899.html#cutid1
Mature, Reason for Rating: Violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
A collection of drabbles about Saruman and his meddlings in the West
throughout the long years of the Third Age.




***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Gondor Fixed-Length Ficlets***

The Roses of Imloth Melui (435): Aervir
URL: http://having-written.livejournal.com/13938.html
General, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: N/A
The life of Ioreth, a minor character from "Return of the King" and an
(extra-)ordinary Gondorian woman, as told in ten drabbles.

Night Terrors (433): Gwynnyd
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7154&spordina\
l=6
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: n/a
Written for the challenge prompt "Like a Fearful Faramir." In the fourth
Age, even when things are going well for Faramir, he can't help but
worry about the things that can go wrong.

Messengers from the West (98): Jay of Lasgalen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5761&cid=24791
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
From The Tale of Years: 2957-80: Aragorn undertakes his great journeys
and errantries. As Thorongil he serves in disguise both Thengel of Rohan
and Ecthelion II of Gondor - but was he completely isolated from his
family? On his 40th birthday, mysterious messengers arrive from the
West.

Apart (551): Nieriel Raina
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3931241/1/Apart
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Two friends suffer the loss of their friendship due to their own
foolishness, and each must find the courage to make it right. Written
for the Middleearth Express Prompt 93: Apart

A Midsummer Day's Dream (422): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4044
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Are we such stuff as dreams are made of? The bounds between dream and
waking, and life and death, are blurred on a sunny afternoon in Fourth
Age Emyn Arnen.

Moonset over Gondor (652): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7468
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
Under a bright moon, Faramir considers the gains, and the price, of
peace.

Heavens' Embroidered Cloths (292): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/119276.html#cutid1
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some mentions of battle and death
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
For her first mettarë in Gondor, Éowyn revives an old tradition -
and sparks memories in her husband.

Wild Swan (328): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/119970.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Battle scenes, death and mild sexual innuendo
Romance Partners: N/A
Moments from the life of Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth



***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Hurt/Comfort ***

Slings and Arrows (185): Ancalime8301
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1272
Teen, Reason for Rating: Teen rating for hobbit injury and wound
treatment.
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo suffers the consequences of not having his mithril shirt on. Mix
of book canon and movie verse. First line provided by claudia603.

Letters To A Dear Friend (670): Antane/Frodo of the Shire CoAuthors
URL:
http://www.writers-haven.net/Letters%20To%20a%20Dear%20Friend%20by%20Ant\
ane%20and%20Frodo%20of%20the%20Shire.htm
Teen, Reason for Rating: This story deals with Frodo's struggle to deal
with the horrific damage done to him by Sauron/the Ring, which was for
all intents and purposes a brutal and repeated rape. There is no sexual
content since there was no physical violation, but a rape is not just an
assualt on the body, but on the heart and soul as well and it is those
that Frodo struggles to come to terms with and feeling filthy and
worthless.
Romance Partners: N/A
This story deals with Frodo's struggle to deal with the horrific damage
done to him by Sauron/the Ring, which was for all intents and purposes a
brutal and repeated rape. There is no sexual content since there was no
physical violation, but a rape is not just an assualt on the body, but
on the heart and soul as well and it is those that Frodo struggles to
come to terms with and feeling filthy and worthless.





Primum Non Nocere (First, Do No Harm) (628): febobe
URL: http://www.west-of-the-moon.net/servlet/ReadGenStory?storyID=574
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated Teen for dark/frightening thematic
references.
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam and Frodo are presented to Eowyn for the first time. What are their
reactions to the first woman they've met of the race of Men?

A Summer Night's Peace (694): Larner
URL: http://storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3966&cid=23527
Teen, Reason for Rating: Discusses some mature subjects--tastefully, I
hope
Romance Partners: N/A
One night, not long before the Hobbits left Minas Tirith, Frodo and
Aragorn met beneath the White Tree.

A first-person narrative.

At Cormallen (730): Mews1945
URL: http://mews1945.livejournal.com/311772.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After the days of waiting and worrying in Minas Tirith, Merry finally
arrives at Cormallen where he is able to help care for his cousins and
Sam and so begins to find healing for himself as well.

The Healers from the Sea (202): Mews1945
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=552
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On the voyage to Tol Eressea, when dolphins appear around the ship,
Frodo expresses a desire to see them at closer range and his request is
honored by Elrond, allowing Frodo a chance to experience personal
contact with these healers from the sea.

Fidelis (612): Pentangle
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3546109/1/Fidelis
Teen, Reason for Rating: Character death; extreme angst in at least one
chapter violence alluded to but not described detailed medical treatment
Romance Partners: N/A
A tale from "The Ranger Years". Two strangers test the meaning and depth
of the friendship between Aragorn and Legolas. OC death.

Out of Memory and Time (136): Shireling
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5746
Teen, Reason for Rating: The story contains a recounting of violence
against the main character but no graphic details.
Romance Partners: N/A
Following the first winter of the new King's reign, events unfold that
will have devastating consequences for Gondor and the King's closest
companions.

Loss (196): SurgicalSteel
URL: http://surgsteelfic.livejournal.com/24976.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Graphic descriptions of complicated
childbirth.
Romance Partners: Halbarad/OFC
Serinde (OFC healer from 'The King's Surgeon') gives birth to her third
child and almost dies in the process. Her husband, Halbarad, is forced
to desperate action to save her life.



***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Incomplete***

Tales of the Eldandili (502): Alassiel
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5742&cid=24181
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
In the Seventh Age, the Children of Iluvatar unite to defend Arda. Many
thanks to Fiondil for beta-reading.

Apostate's Ruse (676): Calenlass Greenleaf
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3445523/1/Apostates_Ruse
Teen, Reason for Rating: Angst, mentions of violence, and battle scenes.
Romance Partners: N/A
Apostates come in every form, and their ruses are often hard to
perceive. What happens when one sets his eyes upon Imladris? Much
trouble for Estel, who is left baffled by Elrond's strange behavior.
Slightly AU in that there is no Gilraen present.

The Elanor Bloom (194): Claudia
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1160
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On quest, a friendship develops between Frodo and Aragorn.

The Wrong Path (538): Erviniae
URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/E/Erviniae/WrongPath/_ChapterList.h\
tm
Mature, Reason for Rating: The story has an R rating due to some sexual
scenes that are important to the plot and are not very graphic.It's more
about showing their feelings and emotions when in such a situation.
Romance Partners: Erestor/Ecthelion
Erestor and Ecthelion live in an age in Gondolin where upon same sex
pairings are not tolerated and are forbidden by law. This follows their
journey of forbidden love: Their path may be wrong , but to them it is
the right one.

The Heart of a Knight (335): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=5910
Teen, Reason for Rating: Discusses the Ring War and the events
concerning Denethor's pyre in their physical/psychological/emotional
consequences in non-graphic details.
Romance Partners: N/A
From being called a recreant to being appointed as Captain of the White
Company – This story takes a look at Beregond, his family and his
friends after this change in fortune, and how they experienced the
Return of the King and the dawning of the New Age.

Kin-Strife (92): Isabeau of Greenlea
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=100
Mature, Reason for Rating: Drug use in one chapter, implied multipartner
M/M/F in one chapter, M/M sex in one chapter.
Romance Partners: Imrahil/OMC
Keeping nineteen-year-old Imrahil of Dol Amroth out of trouble is a
full-time job and turns out to be beyond the ability of Andrahar of
Umbar. What happens one night in a brothel has ramifications that affect
the young men well into the following year, and changes their
relationship forever.

Tide of Destiny - Part One: Choices (159): Lady Bluejay
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5647
Teen, Reason for Rating: Contains a death scene.
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
An epic tale of tragedy, bravery and love. From the shores of Belfalas,
up the valleys of the Ered Nimrais to the plains of the Riddermark, we
follow the lives of Lothíriel of Dol Amroth, her brothers and
Éomer of Rohan from their early years to old age.



The Green Knight and the Master of Esgaroth (455): Le Rouret
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5712&cid=24091
Mature, Reason for Rating: There are elements of rape, both heterosexual
and homosexual, and torture in this story.
Romance Partners: N/A
Legolas, Lord of Dol Galenehtar, has enough in Ithilien to worry him:
His beloved Bandobras Took earning his spurs; the investiture of his new
esquire; and Fastred son of Faramir's little romance going sour. But
when news reaches him of the new Master of Lake Town seeking to stir up
dissention between the Elvenking and Thorin Stonehelm of Erebor, Legolas
and Gimli go north to their fathers' aid ... and end up uncovering a
mystery deeper and darker than they had feared.

The Rescue of Celebrian (382): NeumeIndil
URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3512
Mature, Reason for Rating: There has already been graphic violence and
may be some language and sexual content that could prevent teens and
young children from reading.
Romance Partners: Elrond/Celebrian, Elrohir or Elladan/OFC?, if
applicable.
"Elrond, who had remained unwed through all his long years, now took to
wife Celebrian, daughter of Galadriel and Celeborn of Lorien. His
children were the twin brethren, Elladan and Elrohir, and Arwen
Undomiel, the fairest of all the maidens of the Third Age,"…

"…Celebrian, wife of Elrond, journeys to Lorien to visit Galadriel,
her mother; but she is taken by Orcs in the passes of the mountains. She
is rescued by Elrond and his sons, but after fear and torment she is no
longer willing to remain in Middle-earth, and she departs to the Grey
Havens and sails over Sea."

(Histories of Middle Earth, vol. 12, The Peoples of Middle-earth: Part
VIII- "The Tale of Years of the Third Age".)

In the mean time…



***SubCategory: Genres: Drama: Ring War Drabbles***

Now the Green Blade Riseth (37): annmarwalk
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/479872.html
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
The Gaffer is surprised by Sam's behavior following the Scouring of the
Shire.

Mournful Fords (368): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3248
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On his way to Isengard, Théoden comes to the place of his son's last
stand.

The Shadow (25): Linda hoyland
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7334
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Did Sméagol truly perish? Sometimes Frodo wonders; for he has more
cause to know how shadows can linger....


...and the sound of a battered heart, beating (690): Lindelea
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=371&cid=23731
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo and Estella Bolger watch over a sleeping Fredegar.

Gone Amiss (44): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7448
Teen, Reason for Rating: mention of death
Romance Partners: N/A
The moments after Boromir's last smile; as seen through Aragorn's eyes.

Charge! (444): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/115305.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Battle scenes.
Romance Partners: N/A
A rider and his mount fight at the Battle of Pelennor Fields.



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Msg# 9157

Check Ballot #2 - Horror Posted by aure\_enteluva July 09, 2008 - 13:21:44 Topic ID# 9157
Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Horror

***SubCategory Genres: Horror: General***

The Other (27): Dana/Lindelea CoAuthors
URL: http://the-danamark.livejournal.com/201835.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Horror, blood, monster
Romance Partners: N/A
Collaboration between Dana and Lindelea. An ancient curse arises to
seize Meriadoc Brandybuck, and his cousin Pippin is his only hope to be
saved from a fate worse than death... if only Pippin can survive...
(Alternate universe)

The Dark of Night (484): Ellie
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5019
Teen, Reason for Rating: injuries described, battle scenes, general
creepiness
Romance Partners: N/A
An ancient menace stalks the elves of Middle-earth, but what, if
anything can be done to defeat it?

Maglor's Harp (660): Ford of Bruinen
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=2\
39&chapter=1
Mature, Reason for Rating: Horror, violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
Sometimes after the end of the War of Wrath Maglor decides that he needs
a new and perfect harp...

Silenced (31): Illwynd
URL: http://illwynd.livejournal.com/42840.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated for light horror content.
Romance Partners: N/A
AU. In the back of Boromir's mind, something is happening...

The Houseless (178): Jael
URL: http://jael-beruthiel.livejournal.com/32740.html
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
On a day in late autumn, Legolas has a strange encounter with a girl in
the woods. A tale for Halloween, written for the birthday of my stalwart
friend and beta reader, Ignoble Bard.

The Ritual Disturbed (68): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3966&cid=24022
Teen, Reason for Rating: Some violence
Romance Partners: n/a
The wight wished to call Angmar, trading Ring for release; but instead
Ringbearer and Iarwain saw to its end.


I Can Feel It! (673): Sivan Shemesh
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1980390/1/I_Can_Feel_It
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Four arrows hit the Mirkwood elf before he fell. "Legolas!"
Words had been said, but no one can turn back time. "I should have
listened to you before," Aragorn said, as he tried to save his best
friend's life …


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Msg# 9158

Check Ballot #2 - Humor Posted by aure\_enteluva July 09, 2008 - 13:22:57 Topic ID# 9158
Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Humor

***SubCategory Genres: Humor: General***

In the Van (72): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://lady-branwyn.livejournal.com/120144.html
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
An alternate-universe version of the journey of the Armies of the West
to the Black Gate, in which Legolas whines and Aragorn asks "Are we
there yet?"

The Game of Kings (28): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23893
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
When the wind from the north rattled the shutters, the two rangers would
sit by the fire for hours, hunched over a chessboard marked in black and
white squares.

The Weaving Cow (675): cactuskim
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4253114/1/The_Weaving_Cow
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A one shot Humor fic featuring Legolas and Aragorn. Starts Post-RotK, It
then jumps back in time to when Aragorn was still a young Ranger
returning from Harad. What happened on the long trip home? What is the
Weaving Cow?

Pippin (Paladin) Had a Little Lamb (629): Cathleen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24411
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Paladin tells Pippin the story of his own childhood friend, a stuffed
sheep named "Sammy-Lambie".

Tulip Takes a Tumble (616): Cathleen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24320
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
The story of how Tulip lost her button nose!

Five Hair Care Tips for Rohirrim (71): EdorasLass
URL: http://edoraslass.livejournal.com/129625.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Extremely important suggestions on ways a Rider of Rohan - or any
citizen of Rohan, really - might take care of his or her hair.

PROPHECY: Changing the Future (11): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24560
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The Lord of Mandos is said to have uttered a Second Prophecy concerning
the End of Days, but its interpretation has been hotly debated down
through the Ages. On the eve of the departure of the Edain for
Númenor, two Men decide to do some `creative' prophesying of
their own, but it may be Námo who has the final say. Written for 'The
Tolkien Tango' challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group.

The Revenge of Curufin's Horse (139): Moreth
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=3\
02
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
How Beren's 'Song of Parting' made it into the public domain... from The
Himring Codex version of 'The Tale of Beren and Lúthien'.



Full Brothers in Blood (212): Oshun
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=2\
69&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
A story of relationships within a complicated extended family, focusing
upon an insecure, nerdy young Turgon and his idolization/envy of his
cool older brother Fingon. I've listed it here as a humor piece, but
it contains also serious inferences about the effect of environment and
family strife upon children. Written in response to a request to write
about the differences between Turgon and Fingon that are reflected in my
personal canon of stories about the House of Finwë.

The Conscience of the King (649): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2651
Teen, Reason for Rating: reference to sexual activity between newlyweds
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
Eomer King has a bad case of big-brother blues at his sister's wedding
feast. (600 words, as counted by MS Word)




With Many "Fond" Acknowledgments (472): Thundera Tiger
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7151&SPOrdina\
l=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Behind every great writer is a host of inspiring, helpful people who are
worthy of thanks. But as Samwise Gamgee discovers via the Red Book of
Westmarch, not all who offer their advice are deserving of fond
acknowledgments...

Features Sam, Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas with a cameo appearance from
Faramir.



***SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Drabbles***

There Was A Hobbit (111): agape4gondor
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5473&cid=23130
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
A mirth-filled moment between Boromir and Haldir.

Fatherhood (547): annmarwalk
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/453878.html
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Prince Imrahil pauses for a moment to consider his daughter's future.

Nine Companions (259): Aranel Took
URL: http://aranel-took.fancrone.net/other/drabbles/nine.php
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The Fellowship gathers after Aragorn's coronation.

Terra Incognita (723): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3016&cid=14922
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Written for the birthday of Aliana, who asked for drabbles about
discovery. In the trenches of the Western Front, a lifelong journey is
begun.

A Sea Visit (96): Elen Kortirion
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/482367.html#cutid1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn visits the Sea-elves of Belfalas

Incarnation (242): Gandalfs apprentice
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5875&SPOrdina\
l=8
Teen, Reason for Rating: A passing mention of sex.
Romance Partners: N/A
A Maia copes with the downside of bodily existence.

Sharing Good News (216): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2974
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Bilbo receives an unusual late-night visitor.

There shall be Mirth at our Meeting (377): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3605
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A young Ranger makes a lasting impression on some inhabitants of
Esgaroth.

Writer's Bloke (431): stefaniab
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=933
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
One of Tolkien's characters drops into Modern Earth to give a fan
fiction writer some feedback.



***SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Elven Lands***

Horse Sense (22): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5807&cid=24462
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
As the Fellowship prepares to leave Rivendell, Bill the Pony turns a
wary eye on one of his new travelling companions.

The Otters of Imladris (491): chaotic_binky
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/slashy_santa/26828.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Contains some referred to violence, rescue of
an orphaned baby animal and a relevant sex scene that concentrates on
emotional rather than explicit physical.
Romance Partners: Erestor/Haldir.
The newly-wed Erestor and Haldir rescue a baby otter and take it back to
Imladris. As their relationship progresses, so does the growing of
Celon, the baby otter. One day Celon hears the call of one who would
take him back into the wild.

Legolas' Seat (671): erobey
URL: http://www.tawarwaith.com/LegolasSeat1.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: The story presents lots of sexual innuendo, one
scene of violence, and mentions same-sex romances.
Romance Partners: Legolas/Gandalf, (implied) Elladan/Glorfindel
A light-hearted case of misinterpretation on Sam's part causes serious
consequences for young Legolas. During the time preceding the Council of
Elrond.

MAGIC: The Password (451): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24417
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Thranduil has trouble remembering.Written for 'The Tolkien Tango'
challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group.

Here's To The King! (204): Jael
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=6775&SPOrdina\
l=1
Teen, Reason for Rating: Naughty words in Elvish describing vulgar acts
Romance Partners: N/A
A sweet, modest tale, in which Legolas deals with a difficult prisoner
in his father's dungeons and Thranduil gets a puppy. Warning for vulgar
language and themes, mostly in the Author's Notes

Orc Talk! (703): kitt_otter
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5844&cid=24648
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Legolas learns a new word and his older brother learns to be more
prudent.

Frogdom (192): Neilia
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5618&cid=23643
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin's actual transformation into a tree frog occurs in this tale.
Then I went ahead and started writing another stand alone story about
the day of Pippin-frog.

The Right to Bear Arms (653): Pearl Took
URL: http://stories.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23042
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In Rivendell Boromir learns a lesson about warrior hobbits.

Rivendell International Airport (345): Primsong
URL: http://lotrscrapbook.bookloaf.net/stories/serpar/airport/index.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A humorous consideration of 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?

Bad Idea (610): StarLight9
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4313182/1/
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Legolas thinks that Gloin and Thranduil should meet. He is the only
one who cannot see what a bad idea this is.



***SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Gondor***

Surprise Inspection (207): AmandaK
URL: http://lordoftherings.scribblesinink.com/surprise-inspection/
Teen, Reason for Rating: Possibly overrated, but set to Teen for mention
of nudity.
Romance Partners: N/A
Something is not right in the city of Osgiliath.

Courage (41): annmarwalk
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5888&cid=24868
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Amid the festivity of post-war Minas Tirith, Gimli faces a surprising
challenge to his own courage, and his trust in his companions.

One Summer Day (535): annmarwalk
URL: http://just-ann-now.livejournal.com/108042.html
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Inspired by "The Simpsons" episode "Twenty-five Short Stories About
Springfield", here are four ficlets-by-request flowing together into one
summery tale. Prompts included "Boromir gardening", "Boromir and Faramir
relaxing", "Prince Imrahil cooking" and "Mag up to something".

Best Three Falls, No Gouging (587): Brigantine
URL: http://brigantine1.livejournal.com/17310.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Implied m/m or m/m/f relations.
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir interrupts a bit of a brawl.

Thoughtful Company (16): EdorasLass
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4727&cid=21022
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Nanny overhears a conversation concerning dragons between young Faramir
and Mithrandir

The Vase that was Broken (417): Linda hoyland
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7407
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
A boisterous game that Aragorn and Eldarion play has dramatic
consequences.

Hide the Knives (485): Nieriel Raina
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5756&cid=24957
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Not all things spoken in the heat of the moment are truly what we mean.
Aragorn and Arwen seek each others forgiveness. Written for the Tolkien
Tango Prompt #9: Reconciliation.

Eldarion (510): Sivan Shemesh
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5925&SPOrdina\
l=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Eldarion is missing, and Elessar faces his greater fear, while the Queen
is away.

Thawing Lily (30): Soubrettina
URL: http://henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=4953
Mature, Reason for Rating: Sex (depicted but not graphic)
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
An 'alternative' courtship of Eowyn.

Fine Art for Future Generations (561): stefaniab
URL:
http://www.thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1938&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating: It's family-friendly fluff, with a bit of
satire thrown in.
Romance Partners: N/A
A trip to the museum with Eldarion and Elboron to expose them to fine
art causes Arwen to experience a peculiar flashback.

This story was part of the 2007 Yule Challenge at the Henneth-Annun
Yahoo Group, in which writers were asked to write stories surrounding
pieces of Tolkien Calendar art of varying quality.



***SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets***

Eight Weeks (273): Dwimordene
URL: http://lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?sid=6642
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
Eight weeks, eight hundred words, and a lengthy contest of wills pits
Boromir against the combined forces of his father and brother. A
humorous drabble cycle.

Bears With Honey (243): Gandalfs apprentice
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5875&spordina\
l=6
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Some women just have special husbands...a little vignette about a fanfic
writer and Mrs. Beorn.

Sour Milk (521): Linda hoyland
URL:
http://www.thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1839&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
When the new King's expression turns the milk sour,the cats of Minas
Tirith decide that something must be done.


Giving Gifts (426): Marta
URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/41734.html
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Imrahil and Denethor, on creative gift-giving.

The Captain's New Clothes (421): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.freewebs.com/rakshathedemon99/newclothes.htm
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Captain Faramir learns how hard it is to refuse a gift, however
inappropriate, from a well-meaning relative. Definitely AU, and 500
words as counted by MS Word.

Care to Ride My Hot-Rod Fell Beast? (180): viv
URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3421
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Witch King of Angmar; Eowyn
Tell me if you've heard this one: A witch king, a furry hobbit, and a
girl-impersonating-a-soldier all walked onto a field....

The witch-king's take on the hard, cold world of dating.

Some Confusion in Accounts (276): viv
URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3701
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mature themes
Romance Partners: Galadriel, Celeborn
Modern-day reporter Susan continues her interviews of elves in Valinor,
this time questioning Galadriel herself. Apparently, there was some
confusion in Tolkien's various descriptions of elf behavior, and Susan
wants to get it right.



***SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Shire***

Labour Pains (483): Aratlithiel
URL: http://www.lightindarkplaces.net/LabourPains.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Vague sexual innuendo
Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie
Sam picks the *worst* times to heal the Shire

Beggar's Night (15): Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5643&cid=23764
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin and Merry introduce the Fellowship to a harvest-time tradition
observed by the Shirefolk. Written for the "Six Days of Spooky
Challenge."

Pippin and the Incredible Shrinking Piglet (241): Cathleen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24853
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Pippin worries that Tulip will shrink after his mother's warning not to
put her in the bathtub with him.

Tulip's Tale (615): Cathleen
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5672&cid=24241
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
While visiting Bag End, Pippin and Tulip want to hear a story but Pippin
does all of the talking!

Dirty Jobs (232): Pearl Took
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23568
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
What has happened to Paladin Took and his family that has caused his
only son, Pippin, to start doing odd jobs for hobbits who live around
Whitwell? He is doing a good job, but talk in the taverns and inns is
that the family is going broke.

Took Broth (543): Pearl Took
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4170&cid=23567
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Hobbits love to eat, but they can be distrustful of things they've never
had. As the new Mayor of the Shire, Sam isn't going to have any choice
about eating the Took Broth - no matter how it's made!



***SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Valar & Maiar***

DISGUISE: Emissaries (56): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24775
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
As Darkness rises once again in Middle-earth, the Valar discuss a
mission for some of their People to undertake. Written for 'The Tolkien
Tango' challenge at the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group.

FAULT: The Doctor Is In (545): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24810
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Námo gets a little help in handling some of his more obstreperous
charges. Written for 'The Tolkien Tango' challenge at the Leaf and Stone
Yahoo Group

I Ain't Got Nobody (568): Ignoble Bard
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=3\
39
Mature, Reason for Rating: slash, character death
Romance Partners: Glorfindel/Namo
Glorfindel can't seem to stay away from Mandos.

A Fair Trial (403): Maeve Riannon
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=8\
7
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
At the end of the First Age, Sauron refused to submit to the judgement
of the Valar. But, whose fault was it? And was he really alone in his
decision? Maia humour.

Young Fëanáro Makes A Stone (77): Oshun
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=2\
35
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Highly speculative account of how the Elessar gem might have been
fabricated. Contains Fëanor as a precocious apprentice and Aulë as
his wise and patient mentor/master.

Switch (562): Tena
URL: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/T/Tena/Switch.htm
Mature, Reason for Rating: Consensual sex described between mature adult
males
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Legolas
The Valar switch Legolas and Estel's bodies.



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Msg# 9159

Check Ballot #2 - Longer Works Posted by aure\_enteluva July 09, 2008 - 13:24:23 Topic ID# 9159
Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Longer Works

***SubCategory Genres: Longer Works: General***

The Work of Small Hands (352): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=3\
03&index=1
Mature, Reason for Rating: violence, sexuality, character death, mature
and possibly frightening themes
Romance Partners: Eärwen/Finarfin
Valinor has been plunged into darkness, most of the Noldor have gone
into exile, and the Teleri grieve for those lost in the kinslaying. The
Valar have turned their backs on the remaining Noldor--left without a
king--and chaos rules the streets of Tirion. Can Eärwen, the quiet
wife of a third-born prince, find the courage and strength to save her
husband's people?

Wars of the Valar (3): Fiondil
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5486
Mature, Reason for Rating: Nongraphic depiction of torture, implied rape
(non-physical as these are non-corporeal beings) and general violence
associated with warfare
Romance Partners: Námo/Vairë; Manwë/Varda and the other Valar
pairings found in the Silmarillion
Before the Coming of the Children, before Arda was even created, the
Valar labored in wastes unmeasured and unexplored, and in ages uncounted
and forgotten while Melkor sought to dominate all to his own desires and
purposes. This is their story. Rated PG-13 at Stories of Arda.

The Blessing (511): Golden/Pearl Took CoAuthors
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5354
Teen, Reason for Rating: Medical descriptions, some sexuality implied
Romance Partners: N/A
Book based. Tolkien has Pippin suffering no permanent damage from the
troll falling on him - but what if he had? How would Pippin, Merry,
Frodo and Sam handle it? It is reasonable to think he might have
sustained such damage and this story will explore that possibility. The
idea for this story was Golden's, who is an Occupational Therapist,
and was written by Pearl Took, who sits at home and writes *L*.

A New Day (35): Oshun
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=1\
07
Mature, Reason for Rating: Contains some adult material relating to a
romantic relationship between two men. Also, references violence,
not-explicitly described.
Romance Partners: Fingon/Maedhros
After Thangorodrim, Fingon and Maedhros resolve to heal the divisions
among the Noldor.

The King's Surgeon (90): SurgicalSteel
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=1870
Mature, Reason for Rating: Medically graphic materal, occasional
violence, and occasional graphic sex.
Romance Partners: Halbarad/OFC
The life of a surgeon in Middle Earth, from her early days training in
Gondor, to a prolonged exile in Bree, to her return to Gondor and
service as King Elessar's surgeon. A bit of intrigue, a bit of politics,
some romance, and some medically graphic material as well.

Healing the Long Cleeve (133): TopazTook
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2401
Mature, Reason for Rating: Rating is for some sexual content in the
context of marriage, and some memories of wartime violence.
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond
Peregrin and Diamond Took learn to make a marriage and to lead a people.




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Msg# 9160

Check Ballot #2 - Mystery Posted by aure\_enteluva July 09, 2008 - 13:25:02 Topic ID# 9160
Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Mystery

***SubCategory Genres: Mystery: General***

Amara (236): Claudia
URL: http://thelastship.org/eFiction331/viewstory.php?sid=572
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir relates a haunting tale from his youth to Frodo.

The Citadel (732): Claudia
URL: http://www.mothtoaflame.com/springfic06/citadel.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Some violence, some severe angst, some
male/male sexual encounters
Romance Partners: Frodo/Faramir
An AU...and yet not. Frodo finds himself in a strange village without
knowing how he came to be there.

Fait Accompli (381): Ignoble Bard
URL: http://ignoblebard.livejournal.com/5652.html#cutid1
Mature, Reason for Rating: Scenes of psychological torture, bondage, and
non consentual sex. Mildly graphic descriptions.
Romance Partners: Legolas/?
Legolas finds himself the plaything of a mysterious and powerful being.

The Secret of the Wooden Wall (630): Lily
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5568
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
A corridor in Brandy Hall conceals some secret. Moved by impulse and
with the help of his son and cousins, Paladin works to discover what
lies hidden.

The Six-Fingered Glove Mystery (522): shirebound
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/waymeet/94202.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A puppy's unusual plaything sets Frodo and Sam's imaginations working
overtime. Written for the "Whodunnit?" Challenge on Livejournal:
Each author chooses from a list of story titles, and every story should
center around a mystery of some kind.

The Vault of the Dead (103): Soledad
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=911
Teen, Reason for Rating: Rated for frightening mental images (mostly of
ghosts).
Romance Partners: Elladan/Boromir
Aragorn finally gets the sign he had waited for so long. But there are
other powers in Middle-earth who want justice to be done to someone else
first.


Dead Steward's Gift (572): stefaniab
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5660
Teen, Reason for Rating: The story does not have sex, violence, gore,
monsters, or truly horrifying events. However, it does have scenes that
are meant to scare--it's a mystery, after all.
Romance Partners: OMC/OFC, Faramir/Eowyn
When a stranger appears with a message from his deceased father,
Faramir, newly Steward to King Elessar, is plunged into a whirlwind of
mystery, hauntings, naughty kitties, deceit, and ghosts.

This mystery/comedy fills a Movieverse gap: did Denethor have his very
own palantir and if so, what happened to it? The tale also illustrates
some of Tolkien's themes in his essay "The Palantir" in "Unfinished
Tales."

"Dead Steward's Gift" was begun for the 2007 Halloween challenge at the
LOTR GEN fic Yahoo Group.



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Msg# 9161

Check Ballot #2 - Non-Fiction Posted by aure\_enteluva July 09, 2008 - 13:25:52 Topic ID# 9161
Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Non-Fiction

***SubCategory Genres: Non-Fiction: General***

Name Calling: Group Identity and the Other among First Age Elves (322):
Angelica
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/reference/references/namecalling\
.php
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Although the essay"Quendi and Eldar" (HoME XI) seems to deal mostly with
linguistic matters, it offers a wealth of information about the way that
the different Elvish groups saw each other and how they related (yes,
Elves could be pig-headed and prejudiced).

On Hobbits (457): Aratlithiel
URL: http://www.lightindarkplaces.net/EssayOnHobbits.htm
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Essay on Hobbits

The Myth of the One Ring's Power (532): Dreamflower
URL: http://dreamflower02.livejournal.com/286774.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Was the One Ring really as powerful as we've been led to believe? A
close observation of the events shows that perhaps it was not...

On Canon and Fanfic (123): Marta
URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/43648.html
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
What exactly qualifies as "A.U.?" Is it a negative term? Is any fanfic
really canon-consistent, or is it all alternate universe? In this brief
essay I attempt to define what precisely I mean when I use this term,
and along the way explore the relationship between canon and fanfic in
general. (Beta: annmarwalk)

Arvedui v. Pelendur (277): Roh Wyn
URL: http://roh-fics.livejournal.com/890.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
This essay is a brief exploration of possible inheritance laws in Gondor
and how these laws may have influenced Steward Pelendur's decision to
reject Arvedui's claim to the throne of Gondor.

Tolkien's Parish: The Canonical Middle-earth (91): Steuard Jensen
URL: http://tolkien.slimy.com/essays/TolkParish.html
General, Reason for Rating: It's an essay, not a story. (And not a sexy
essay!)
Romance Partners: N/A
With so many drafts and versions of Tolkien's tales now in print, does
it even make sense to ask what is "true" about Middle-earth? This essay
explores one approach to this issue, inspired by Tolkien's stated belief
that any good story must have "the inner consistency of reality".



***SubCategory: Genres: Non-Fiction: Character Studies***

One Step More - The Heroism of Frodo Baggins (395): ConnieMarie
URL: http://www.guestroom.the-green-door.net/Connie/OneStepMore.htm
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
This is an essay which contrasts the macho, musclebound strength of most
action heroes with the gentle, inner strength of Frodo Baggins.

A Woman in Few Words: The Character of Nerdanel and Her Treatment in
Canon and Fandom (107): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/reference/references/nerdanel.ph\
p
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Nerdanel is mentioned a bare four times in The Silmarillion, yet she
remains a favorite in Silmarillion-based fiction. "A Woman in Few Words"
surveys the entirety of Tolkien's published canon to reveal all that
readers know about Nerdanel and to justify how she has come to be the
most popular female character in Silmarillion fan fiction.

The Importance of Being Bilbo (686): Dreamflower
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4201&cid=23156
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
An essay about the importance of Bilbo Baggins to the development of The
Lord of the Rings, and how The Hobbit influenced the latter story, both
externally and internally; as well as an argument for more Bilbo-centric
fic!

Galdor: An Elf By Any Other Name.... (475): Marta
URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/44599.html
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
...or, A Short Speculative History of a Certain Elven Emissary. An
attempt to construct a history for the emissary sent by Cirdan to the
Council of Havens from the hints sprinkled through canon, that also
functions as a case history in how to characterize minor characters.

Pride and Despair: A Defense of Ecthelion's Son (624): Marta
URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/tag/pride+and+despair+essay
Teen, Reason for Rating: deals with themes of despair, suicide, and
violence
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
Denethor is one of the most-criticized characters in Tolkien fandom.
Movie-inspired fanons have certainly not done him any favors, but he is
disliked and even hated by fans who had read the books long before the
movies came out. In this essay I attempt to address some of the most
common criticisms against him, and develop a biography of what his life
might have been like.

Aulë the Smith (530): Oshun
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/reference/characterofthemonth/au\
le.php
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
I write these monthly for the SWG, but I particularly enjoyed this one.
I usually include a disclaimer, where I insist that I really didn't
make this all up, but it is not intended to be a definitive textual
analysis. Because of the nature of this piece (a simple summary for easy
reference by users of the site, readers and writers alike) exact
citations are given for direct quotations only.



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Msg# 9162

Check Ballot #2 - Poetry Posted by aure\_enteluva July 09, 2008 - 13:26:56 Topic ID# 9162
Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Poetry

***SubCategory Genres: Poetry: General***

Elrond's Farewell (269): Armariel
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7166
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Elrond bids farewell to his daughter Arwen as he prepares to leave
Middle-earth.

I Married for Love (661): Ford of Bruinen
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=1\
72&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Indis/Finwe
Indis reflects on her marriage after the death of Finwe

Philosophia to Philomythus and Misomythus (50): pandemonium_213
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=3\
20&chapter=2
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Tolkien wrote "Mythopoeia" in response to C.S. Lewis' assertion that
myths were "lies...breathed through silver." "Philosophia to Philomythus
and Misomythus " offers this response: art and myth-as-culture need not
oppose knowledge and progress.

Yrch Song (564): Phyncke
URL: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/P/phyncke/YrchSong.htm
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The orcs march to battle at Pelennor Field in the Third Age War of the
Ring. This is what they might sing. A rhyming chanting song.

Temptation (416): Princess Artemis
URL: http://www.princessartemis.com/fiction/misc/tempt.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: References to violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
The thoughts of the One Ring as it passes from and through the hands of
many.



***SubCategory: Genres: Poetry: Drama***

Answers (458): Armariel
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3418&cid=14464
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
From the Blessed Realm, Frodo assures Sam of his love and happiness in
his new home.

The Bridge (429): Armariel
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3418&cid=12987
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam speaks of a dream/vision in which he visited Frodo in the Undying
Lands.

25 Rethe, S.R. 1422: The Three Travellers Remember (679): Dreamflower
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4203&cid=16625
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
An inverted dribble set, as Frodo's friends remember him on the
anniversary of the Ring's destruction...

Merry on the Pelennor Fields (720): Primsong
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4317&cid=17021
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry's experience at Pelennor, as those he has come to love all seem
swept away, and one who was like a father to him lies dying before him.

Call of the Dream (402): Queen Galadriel
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5899&cid=24933
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Inspired by Tolkien's "The Sea Bell." What other dreams haunted Frodo's
sleep?

Maglor's Song (398): Robinka
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=1\
13
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A sonnet that reflects the fate of Maglor.

Galadriel Remembers (583): Savageseraph
URL: http://savageseraph.livejournal.com/33532.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Long after the Elves return to the Undying Lands, Galadriel remembers
the "loves and wars and rings" she left behind to return to the Undying
Lands.



***SubCategory: Genres: Poetry: Hobbits***

Shire (469): Aranel Took
URL: http://aranel-took.fancrone.net/other/tanka/shire.php
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The simplicity of the Shire.

The Gardener Speaks (428): Armariel
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3418&cid=12986
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam speaks his thoughts to a sleeping Frodo on their journey.

Bearer of the Ring (396): ConnieMarie
URL: http://www.guestroom.the-green-door.net/Connie/BeareroftheRing.htm
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
This poem is a lament for Frodo's suffering and sacrifice, and a fervent
wish for his healing in the West. It is written directly to Frodo.

By Ship or Grave (618): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3966&cid=24717
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie
Frodo contemplates the choice he faces.

The Ring That Sauron Forged (645): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5058&cid=24536
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A Tolkienesque nursery rhyme.



***SubCategory: Genres: Poetry: Late Third Age***

Rebirth (471): Aranel Took
URL: http://aranel-took.fancrone.net/other/tanka/isengard.php
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Renewal after the war.

Three Songs (301): Lindelea
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3065&cid=24210
General, Reason for Rating: implied violence, but no worse than the wolf
eating Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother.
Romance Partners: N/A
Three songs, each sung in the depths of a dark night. Written for one of
Marigold's Challenges, based on the starter: Lotho was probably still
alive when the Travellers reached the Gate at the Bridge. What did he
think about their return? Was his body ever found?

Weathertop (597): Primsong
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5911
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A set of six poems examining the events in the dell under Weathertop and
the immediate consequences of them. Beginning with a scene-setting then
following primarily from Frodo's POV, and hence slightly dark emotively.

The Search (501): rhyselle
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5838&cid=24733
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
This was written for the Leaf and Stone Yahoo Group's The Tolkien Tango
Prompt #12: WANDERING. When I first saw the prompt, the first thing that
popped into my head was the map of Middle-earth as seen in the film...
and then I seemed to see, in my imagination, little footprints wandering
about between Mordor and the misty mountains, crossing the Dead Marshes,
heading north and west... And this is what Gollum had to say.

Boromir at the Bat (632): White Gull
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5047&cid=23426
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
Classic Americana with a Middle-Earth twist.



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Msg# 9163

Check Ballot #2 - Romance Posted by aure\_enteluva July 09, 2008 - 13:27:43 Topic ID# 9163
Check Ballots for Main Category: Genres: Romance

***SubCategory Genres: Romance: General***

Coming Home to Crickhollow (445): calanthe11
URL: http://journeysend.luminousbeings.net/Journey_Crickhollow.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: slash, semi-explicit descriptions of gay sex,
mature themes (violence in war, psychological impact of war)
Romance Partners: Pippin Took/Merry Brandybock
A "coming home"-story of Pippin and Merry which explores how their
friendship is changed by their experiences of war and service for Rohan
and Gondor.

"Well here we are, just the four of us that started out together," said
Merry. "We have left all the rest behind, one after another. It seems
almost like a dream that has slowly faded." There are memories which
cannot be left behind, dreams which will not fade.

Cinnamon and Chocolate (264): Cuthalion
URL: http://www.west-of-the-moon.net/servlet/ReadGenStory?storyID=465
Mature, Reason for Rating: Explicit, erotic content
Romance Partners: OFC/ Frodo Baggins
This is the tale about the blessings of spice, pastry baking and love,
set in the timeline of the epic "Before I go to sleep"-universe. When
Lily Proudfoot passes Bag End after a long forenoon without breakfast, a
heavenly scent lures her over the doorstep, followed by a delicious
meal, some shameless fluff and the generous misuse of icing...

As Close As (88): Dana
URL: http://the-danamark.livejournal.com/206673.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Married hobbits, het
Romance Partners: Merry Brandybuck/Estella Bolger Brandybuck
After their arranged marriage, Merry and Estella get to know one another
all over again.

Midnight (18): EdorasLass
URL: http://edoraslass.livejournal.com/73178.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Two men asleep, no sexual activity
Romance Partners: Theodred/Boromir
Theodred watches Boromir sleeping

And Whisper You to This Earth (151): Lady Elina
URL: http://lady-elina.livejournal.com/142172.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Non-graphic sexual content.
Romance Partners: Erestor/Halbarad
Halbarad accompanies Erestor on an expedition to the lost city of
Fornost, and along the way an unexpected connection develops between the
Man and the Elf.

Miquan Melave (319): Marta
URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/44328.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: explicit (but not graphic) m/m erotic
content; discussion of prostitution; language; (canonical) character
death; angst
Romance Partners: Boromir/Théodred
Boromir and Théodred discuss the nature of love - specifically, the
possibility of love between two men. Slash.

Rose, Rose, Rose (619): White Gull
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3818135/1/Rose_Rose_Rose
Mature, Reason for Rating: Sexual situations
Romance Partners: Frodo/Rosie, sort of
A not-so-typical day in the life of Rose Gamgee.



***SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Drabbles***

Call of the Wild (94): annmarwalk
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/483017.html#cutid1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: Morwen of Lossarnach and Thengel
It's love at first sight for a headstrong maiden of Gondor and a valiant
prince of Rohan.

Loving a Book Lover (721): Avon
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=808&cid=12352
Teen, Reason for Rating: It could imply something of a sexual nature -
so to be safe I chose T
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
Faramir discovers that there can be things more absorbing than books.

Men of the Twilight (209): Elena Tiriel
URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=7185&spordina\
l=1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Faramir first glimpses Éowyn in the gardens of the Houses of Healing.

Bibliophile (370): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3633
Teen, Reason for Rating: Romantic kissing between a married couple.
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Éowyn is reading about a tragedy of the First Age, until her husband
provides a more pleasurable pastime.

Taking Roots (367): Imhiriel
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2684
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
Galadriel plants the first Mallorn tree.

Home is where the heart is (505): Linda hoyland
URL: http://lindahoyland.livejournal.com/80544.html?nc=21
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Arwen learns that the heart makes its own rules about the comforts of
home

My Precious (14): SheBit
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/424277.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Grima/Eowyn
A glimpse inside the head of a hated man.



***SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Elven Lands***

Coming Home (233): brindlemom2
URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3642
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Elrond/Celebrian
Separations can make or break a relationship. You have to want it a lot
and work hard to be successful in the face of great upheavals.

The Dance (128): Dawn Felagund
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=2\
91
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Nerdanel/Fëanor
Nerdanel and Fëanor attend their first dance and discover their love
for each other.

Not Yet (712): erobey
URL: http://www.tawarwaith.com/NotYet.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Contains suggestions of romance between
same-sex partners.
Romance Partners: Glorfindel/Legolas
Tolkien tells us there were two elves named Legolas and both lived as
contemporaries of Glorfindel of Gondolin, along with one Galdor, Lord of
the House of the Tree. Eventually, the trio ended up in Imladris at the
Council of Elrond. Legolas of Gondolin was famed for his exceptional
night vision and his part in helping the escape of Tuor, Idril,
Eärendil and the refugees of Gondolin as Melkor's forces burned the
city and slaughtered her people. Not much said other than that. Legolas
of Mirkwood was called the eyes and ears of the fellowship. This little
fic plays with these ideas. It is fanfiction, so please forgive the
liberties taken.

Arwen in the Afternoon (244): Gandalfs apprentice
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=407
Mature, Reason for Rating: Group sex, slash--not explicit
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen, Aragorn/Halbarad
Halbarad is torn between his duty and his desire. Even worse, he has to
pay a visit to Rivendell, where some interesting things happen.
Attention: Slash. AU/non-canon on sex among Elves. Group sex--you are
warned. Both humorous and serious.

A Perfect World (248): mistycracraft
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3687331/1/A_Perfect_World
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Aragorn imagines his perfect world with the one he loves.

A Harmony In Autumn (49): Oshun
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=2\
67
Mature, Reason for Rating: Contains mature subject matter related to
romantic relationship between two men.
Romance Partners: Glorfindel/Ecthelion
A tale of belatedly requited love, containing humor, political
differences among the Noldor, and family relationships, set in the
period immediately preceding the foundation of the city of Gondolin.

Early Winter at Himring Hill (79): Oshun
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=2\
10
Teen, Reason for Rating: Implication of a relationship between two men.
Romance Partners: N/A
Fingon visits Maedhros at Himring Hill, after the Dagor Aglareb during
the watchful peace of the Siege of Angband. (If you are looking for
tragedy or angst you will not find it here.)



In Dreams (609): Phyncke
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/silwritersguild/122974.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Slash implied and romantic inference.
Romance Partners: Glorfindel/Fingolfin Elrond/Erestor
Sometimes the Valar know what is best and two old friends find love. Set
in Valinor after the War of the Ring, Glorfindel and Fingolfin meet in a
most unusual way. Elrond and Erestor's relationship changes in the
serenity of the Undying Lands and a mischevious Vala may be responsible
for this all.



***SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Gondor***

One Equal Temper of Heroic Hearts (334): Gwynnyd
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=6176
Mature, Reason for Rating: Adult relationships - sex scene within
marriage
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Aragorn wrestles with some of the problems that come with age, and some
that don't.

A Dream Come True (162): Lady Bluejay
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5507&cid=23068
Teen, Reason for Rating: References to prostitution.
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
Tapping a barrel of strong drink in Cormallen can have serious
consequences. An Éomer /Éothain/Lothíriel one-shot.

Waterloo (158): Lady Bluejay
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5733
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
No one who had endured the Siege of Minas Tirith or lived through the
Battle of the Pelennor Fields emerged unscathed. Either in mind or body,
all were affected in some way. Lothíriel only played a small part but
her experiences changed her life for ever.

A two part story – tightly woven around the canon. Angst, with a
sprinkling of romance and a smidgeon of humour.


A Maid Waiting (691): Larner
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5664
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen; Faramir/Eowyn; Ivormil/Systerien (OCs)
Some who came to Minas Tirith did so in hopes of pursuing a larger
ambition. For Systerien of Celebstrand in Dor-en-Ernil and Ivormil of
Bidwell in Lossarnach, to find themselves in the presence of the King
Returned served to put those ambitions into perspective.

A sequel to "Vocabulary Lessons" in "Moments in Time."

Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair (405): Marta
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=7266
Mature, Reason for Rating: implication of m/m relationship; explicit m/f
erotic content
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Denethor, Denethor/Finduilas
Five moments in the lives of Denethor and Aragorn, inspired by the five
elements of classical Greek philosophy.

Arwen (359): Neoinean
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4260032/1/
Mature, Reason for Rating: Thinly veiled references to adult situations.
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
It always amazed her that he could say so much, simply by saying her
name.

(Note: This story was originally written for the July 2007 Teitho
Contest under the pen name Beth.)



Summer's Lease (650): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4041
Teen, Reason for Rating: slight implication of sexual history between
husband and wife.
Romance Partners: N/A
A bit of summer fun in 600 words, just the thing to break up one's
gardening labors. Set up a glass of cold lemonade or iced tea, and enjoy
the scenery in the gardens of the Prince of Ithilien...

(originally written for the "Summer in Ithilien" FaramirFics LJ
Community Challenge)

Wonderful Tonight (320): Violin Ghost
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5880
General, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
It's just an ordinary night of festivity for Faramir and Éowyn-- and
yet Faramir finds himself reflecting on his beautiful wife, with whom he
is falling in love all over again. Romance, complete in four chapters.



***SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets***

Rich and Fair (548): annmarwalk
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/371132.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: male/male sexual intimacy, not graphic
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Boromir
No matter what has passed before, what they share now is new and fresh
and rare.

The Wedding Gift (40): annmarwalk
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5671&cid=23911
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: Gloín/OFC
Gloín crafts a gift in secret for his bride.

Diamonds For Forever I, II & III (515): Elen Kortirion
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/429322.html#cutid1
General, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: N/A
The Bride's Jewels, an ancient suite of mithril and diamonds,
traditionally gifted from each Steward to his wife, are finally given to
Arwen.

The Turning Wheel (517): Elen Kortirion
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/tolkien_weekly/463742.html#cutid1
Teen, Reason for Rating: non-explicit slash
Romance Partners: Boromir/Theodred, Aragorn/Boromir
It is the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, and in the
house of Lord Elrond two men cannot sleep.

Wife of the Thain (513): LA Knight
URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4276612/1/Wife_of_the_Thain
Teen, Reason for Rating: I would actually leave it as G-rated, except
there are glossed references to suicide and self-harm.
Romance Partners: Isumbras Took/Fairy Wife
"It was often said in other families that long ago one of the Took
ancestors must have taken a fairy wife. That was, of course, absurd,
BUT...." - The Hobbit, Chapter One, Page 2

... but what if it were true? A series of drabbles exploring how that
sort of thing would have occurred.

Leather (297): Marta
URL: http://telperion-fic.livejournal.com/43914.html#cutid1
Teen, Reason for Rating: mild erotic content; angst
Romance Partners: Boromir/Theodred
Sometimes, a sensation as simple as touch can have a powerful effect.
Four drabbles about Boromir and Theodred. (Beta: annmarwalk)

The Blessing of the Waters (61): Raksha the Demon
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=4039
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mention of family sorrows and separation.
Romance Partners: Elrond/Celebrian
Elrond has known much sorrow in his long life. Can the contentment he
has found as a husband and father truly last? Elrond and Celebrían
enjoy an evening interlude by the Bruinen.

Celevon a Mallen (279): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/118877.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Implied sexual content
Romance Partners: N/A
A series of moments across the ages between Celeborn and Galadriel.

Handy With A Sword (437): Tanaqui
URL: http://tanaquilotr.livejournal.com/120835.html
Teen, Reason for Rating: Mild sexual innuendo and mock violence
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Éowyn issues a challenge to Faramir....

Gently Held (6): viv
URL: http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/story.php?no=3749
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Arwen, Aragorn
Question: Why do you love him? And Arwen answers.



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Msg# 9164

Check Ballot #2 - Cross-Cultural Posted by aure\_enteluva July 09, 2008 - 13:28:22 Topic ID# 9164
Check Ballots for Main Category: Races: Cross-Cultural

***SubCategory Races: Cross-Cultural: General***

The Haradric Whore and Her Son (124): annmarwalk/EdorasLass CoAuthors
URL: http://just-ann-now.livejournal.com/104821.html
Mature, Reason for Rating: Contains implied historical rape and murder
told from third party's present-day POV, male and female prostitution,
two fairly explicit instances of male sexual intimacy (the same scene
from two points of view), portrayal of younger man kept in comfort by
Boromir
Romance Partners: Boromir/OMC
A Haradric woman and her son struggle for survival in the White City.
When the young man catches Boromir's eye, life becomes both simpler and
more complicated for all involved.


A Moment in the Morning in Bree (731): Budgielover
URL: http://budgielover.livejournal.com/52077.html
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A gentle story set before the forming of the Fellowship; the 'getting to
know you' period during which strangers become friends. A Moment in the
Morning in Bree, in which the hobbits observe a very strange habit of
Men.

On Far Fields (106): Dwimordene
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=3568
Teen, Reason for Rating: Story contains themes and references to adult
sexuality that parents may not wish children to read, regardless of
childrens' level of comprehension.
Romance Partners: m/m
They fought for Sauron, died for folly, but above all, they stood for
honor. The enemy dead of Pelennor field get their elegy, and Andrahar of
Dol Amroth faces an array of private demons. Story in the "Best-loved
Sons" cycle. Reads best with knowledge of "Discovery," by Isabeau of
Greenlea.

Silver Blossoms Blown (646): Ignoble Bard
URL:
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=3\
24&chapter=1
General, Reason for Rating: No objectionable content.
Romance Partners: N/A
Varda meets the Elves for the first time.

Feet That Wander (576): Linaewen
URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=5223
General, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Tom Bombadil sets a lost and wandering stranger upon the right path to
his destination. This tale was originally entered as a submission in
HASA's "Tales Unheard" challenge.

Dorwinion Wine (663): Lindelea
URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.