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Sunday, September 24th, 2006
12:58 am - Husband posting again
Posting a link to a public entry in my journal for a memorial video.

Monday, October 17th, 2005
8:58 pm - And one other small thing
Details about the Fri before the wake.

Sunday, October 16th, 2005
4:02 pm - The Wake, yes, again
Attention Peeps

If you have not already spoken with the Wake Travel Directors and you need to coordinate rides and crash space, you need to do so WITH NO FURTHER DELAY.

Sunday, October 2nd, 2005
10:01 pm - Hmm
One last comm...

moodmakers

It's been a week with no response from her Mods. I need to set someone up over there to make sure Trolls and flamewars are contained. It doesn't seem to be real active, but it is fertile ground for trouble.

(7 snacks | bamboo or biscuit?)


2:31 pm - The wake update
Need attendees to check in

Monday, September 26th, 2005
4:29 pm - Since the question has been asked.
Further Charity Info

(bamboo or biscuit?)


3:59 pm - At her parents request
Fake Cut

(bamboo or biscuit?)


Saturday, September 24th, 2005
12:32 pm - Here at the end of all things
I have gone through the Lady's comms, checked them for activity and cross-checked against my memory for things that were important to her. Some, thankfully, had comods so nothing is needed there.

For the most part, all that is needed is to remove trolls and spammers and kill flamewars - just checking it once or twice a day. The exceptions are "mespt_quotes" and "mathoms" which require real work. Mathoms is sort of quiet, but I think it is an idea that personifies what Kielle was and that it needs to continue. It's a lot like herding cats, though, so be warned.

What I ask is that offers to take these comms come from a place of deep commitment. I know right now everyone wants to do something to help, but this is not about right now. This is about a year from now. This is about having to find the time to manage the comm long term. Obviously, things happen and you might need in future to hand the reins over to someone else. But that also takes commitment; knowing when it is time to go and making sure a suitable replacement is found. Basically, I just want the peace of mind that these comms will be loved like she loved them.

mathoms
braintrauma
intershards CJ?
meduseld
theglossary
bansquad
drabbles
livequotes
mespt_quotes (waivering on closing this one)
metaquotes Trollprincess has been doing a wonderful job fostering the comm.. If you want it, love, it's yours. I know K had a lot of faith in you. However, if you are too busy, that's okay too.
rpgquotes
oh_brothers Rohandove, you okay to run this on your own?
shardsofarda
silmfics
suequotes


These comms, happily, have mods.

stickies
iconaddicts
marysues

The following have zero activity.
mespt_daycare
minas_tirith
ontheset
trollbans
twotwelve

moodmakers has comods, I just need to get their pulse. White City is a whole other kettle of fish.

The remainder of her comms are more or less inactive. If you are a member of one of her comms not mentioned here and you feel it really needs a mod, feel free to comment. I think it is okay for them to just remain as they are, frozen in time.



[[x-posted]]

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Friday, September 23rd, 2005
2:19 pm - The Wake
What I know

And I've fixed it so peeps can actually see and reply to the entries now. *facepalm*

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005
11:50 pm - The world is darker than it has ever been
10-22-72 -- 09-22-05

2:14 pm - It's the Husband again
I'm going to put up a general post, now, I think, with a promise of greater details later.

Situation updateCollapse )

crossposted to both her journals.

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Thursday, September 1st, 2005
11:05 pm - Kielle speaks
Fake LJ CUT

Friday, August 19th, 2005
12:14 pm - Some people are never satisfied
Apparently critics don't think much of the upcoming movie "Asylum." Me, though, I'm staring hypnotized at the phrases "Marton Csokas" and "good hard sex" in the same sentence and asking, "GOOD GOD, WHAT MORE COULD THEY WANT?!"

In other news, damn, I'm sick to death of this mood theme. Too many bloody hobbits. Hmmm. To steal one, make a new one, or bring over one I made for another journal? Decisions, decisions...

current mood: shocked

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Thursday, August 18th, 2005
2:45 pm - Utterly pointless post thingie
I have revamped my layout a bit (wider, shinier, less yellow!) and started my mission to get MORE ICONS, hurrah! I like to choose them to fill functions, ie. a fandom I need to represent myself in (preferably two at once) or an emotion I commonly need to express, so this could take a while. (Eee.)

In the meantime, shameless GIP. Thank you, cibeles! The whole set is to die for, if you're a very specific type of geek... (Damnit, I miss the HistoricSlash comm, but the last time I checked a certain tedious bore is still posting her neverending only-vaguely-OT multi-part LOTR masturbatory fantasies there. *sigh*)

current mood: busy

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Thursday, August 11th, 2005
8:08 pm - o.O x 100
.....................

There is about a metric ton of Godiva chocolate on my doorstep. The word "leofwine" was involved. WHICH MEANS IT WAS ONE OF YOU. POSSIBLY SEVERAL.

o.o

Whoever did this, I want you to know that I came home today from an eleven-hour shift in the loan mines, fell into bed, and lay there like the dead until Chris set this box in front of me. If he tells you that I burst out crying, he's lying. Really. Whom do you believe, him or me?

...bastards.

Thank you.

current mood: loved

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Monday, August 8th, 2005
1:47 pm - A laugh and a squee
Oh good lord. If you're into any gaming system whatsoever...or hell, even if you just happen to vaguely know gamers, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, whatever...this is a must-read. I'm only up to about #100 and I swear I'm going to choke on my own tongue. I tried to pick out a sample to show you but I can't, I really can't. JUST GO.

In more personal news, I just found out from Celebcuen (whom I believe has an LJ but I'm brain-blitzed at work right now so I'll have to find out when I get home) has translated one of my stories into Italian (!) and has asked for three more which coincidentally are three of my own personal favorites (!!!).

Between that and the lovely lame_pegasus's translations into German, I'm so thrilled! I'm not gloating, I honestly think this it's the most wonderful thing to see words you wrote translated into another language. I've never been any good at languages myself (French and I are no longer on parlez terms, and let's not even talk about ASL) but I am passionately mad about language itself, so I'm in awe of the ability to translate well. In short, eeee!

current mood: giggly

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Wednesday, July 27th, 2005
9:53 pm - Look, it's on topic
Sean and Christine Astin have another daughter! Her name is Isabella Louise -- she's a bit premature but the reports seem to be good. Congrats to those two!

(Sean's publicist is named David Lust? CJ, is that you? *ducks*)

And...I'm not all that enthused about "V For Vendetta" -- I never read the graphic novel, I'm afraid, the scans were good but the whole idea seemed over-wrought and preachy. But dude, Hugo Weaving?! Okay, call me shallow, but yeah: tempted now. :)

current mood: pleased

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Sunday, July 24th, 2005
3:14 am - Oh Adam Hughes how do I love thee...
...let me count the boobs-- I mean, ways...

Oh good heavens I don't know which is better, the "homina homina" or the hysterical laughter. My excuse for posting it here? Well, uh, he did Eowyn vs. the Witch-King. *eyedart* Yeah, that's plenty good reason. *dives back in*

PS: NOT WORKSAFE.

current mood: happy

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Friday, July 1st, 2005
8:47 am - Elfhair! A call for corrections/additions
I did this waaay back, and I just found it again. I'm asking you to help go through it for accuracy -- if you see any mistakes or have any quibbles, please comment on this post? I'm going to have to ask for canon quotes to support your corrections, though, or at least for reeeeally solid canon-based conjecture. JRR's unfinished tales and notes count as canon. (Personal fanon doesn't count, however, otherwise I'd have Eol down as silver-haired. *G*)

...oh. Wait. I DO have Eol down as silver-haired. Where did I get that from?! *goes canon-digging*




(click for full image)


EDIT: Unrelated but very timely, sirielle has some thoughts on Celegorm's coloration (among others) here and here, including info I was not aware of. Hmmm!

current mood: awake

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Sunday, June 19th, 2005
11:39 pm - Totally OT, but proof I live...
An AIM convo, in its entirety:

Me: [*shows husband this pic from this post*]
Husband: Is he getting ready to throw the child at a hotel concierge?

DFHDSFHHDFJKLHDSFKLHDSFL (*dies*).

Oh, and GIP. :)

current mood: giggly

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Monday, June 13th, 2005
9:11 am - Annnnnnd...we're off!
It returns. See this? *holds up something small and squirmy* It's my sanity. Look hard, because with me now running two games you're not gonna see it any time soon, if ever again.

PS: Need further proof? Meet TJ...

current mood: @.@

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Saturday, June 11th, 2005
1:58 am - *splorfle* Oh for Eru's sake!
...ask a stupid question, get a sick answer...Collapse )

current mood: giggly

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Friday, June 10th, 2005
2:57 pm - Drink Mix: The One Ring
[crossposted :) ]

Ingredients:
  • One cup of the oldest wine you can find
  • One cup of raw week-old bathtub gin
  • The shinest, most gaudy goblet you can find (glued-on mirrors or pewter dragon wings are a must!)

    Instructions:
  • Combine wine and moonshine in goblet.
  • Garnish with derisive comments about how most other drinks are just derivatives of this one. (Ignore replies involving the word "archetypes.")
  • Chug it down, hard. No stopping halfway, pansy!
  • Gasp, clutch throat, and bitch loudly about which half of the mixture ruins the other.
  • Continue drinking for the next 3+ hours anyway, by which point it should taste fantaaaaabulous and your previous complaint no longer matters.
  • Optional But Recommended: Write RPS in this condition.

    current mood: silly
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    Thursday, June 2nd, 2005
    1:19 pm - Just had the funniest damn thought
    I track my love for fanfiction back to kindergarten, where I was painstakingly handwriting stories about Lassie (yes, THE Lassie, I thought she was awesome) and my best friend's dog Cheyenne (though I thought it was spelled "Shy-Ann") and their puppies (wait for it, this is really super creative) Blackie, Brownie, and Whitey (see, I told you so). Sometimes they were as long as FIVE SENTENCES! Yes, really. ;)

    But what I liked doing even better than writing stories about the Lassie clan was writing plays about them. Okay, "writing" is an awfully strong word for it. What I would do is plan to write a play, draft up an elaborate list of characters who would appear in this theoretical play, and then toddle around class solemnly badgering my classmates into signing up for parts. (I was in a mixed Montessori group ranging from my own age on up through eighth grade, I should mention, if that makes the mental image even sillier.) This process was so much fun that I don't think I ever actually got around to, y'know, writing any actual scripts.

    (There's probably a whole shelf devoted just to my wee self in the Dreaming library. In fact, on one memorable occasion I even worked up a full cast list for the never-to-be-written live version of Black Beauty. In retrospect, maybe I shouldn't have been trying to cast the pony's flashbacks too, but I have ever been pointlessly thorough.)

    What does this have to do with anything? Just that it occurred to me that setting up an RPG is pretty much the exact same thing...but then you get the players to write the "play" for you! Mwaaahahahahah.

    So who wants to be Brownie? *ducks*

    current mood: creative

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    Monday, May 30th, 2005
    9:18 pm - Update! (aka "madness, utter madness...")
    If you expressed interest in a new whitecity, click here. :)

    current mood: nervous

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    Thursday, May 26th, 2005
    10:20 am - Of Beans and Dreams
    Itty bitty Sean Beans! Yes, plural! Eeee, chibi!ClericPartridge!!! *implodes from sheer cuteness*

    And just because I can, I'm going to plug a dear friend's LOTR RPG. It's called Dreaming Theater, aka lotr_dreams, and it's been active since late 2002. (If RPS is not your cuppa, don't click. It's all LJ-Cut and worksafe, though.) I haven't played or followed it for a while, but it's a damn fine game with a neat concept: that members of the LOTR cast find themselves serving as "conduits" for their movie counterparts. In RP terms, this means you get to play, say, Sean Bean AND Boromir. It's a sweet set-up. There's a FAQ on the comm profile. And if nothing else, go admire the shiny layout I donated. *G*

    current mood: lethargic

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    Tuesday, May 24th, 2005
    10:44 am - Of ficathons and essays and such
    Story rec for today: The Little Swan. It's Denethor/Finduilas, completely gen and adorable. Awwww.

    I've been asked about running another ficathon, but IIRC the last one fizzled a bit. I'm going to check my records when I get home and thwap anyone who didn't come through with their mathom, so you have...hmmm...about eight hours to beat me to the punch. Hint, hint. *grins* Anyway, I've got ideas but most of them are better suited to challenges than exchanged mathoms. (Ie. I'd love to do a Common People sort of thing, but I can see while it would be fun to write, it would be very difficult to request.) I'll think on it. Here's some thoughts off the top of my head:

  • A Common People theme (history from ordinary POVs)
  • A focus on the unnamed wives & women
  • An AU challenge (change one event...)
  • Transposition (reinterpret a character in modern-day)

    What do you think? Would any of those catch your fancy? ANd no, I wouldn't restrict these to Men, though I think I would still discourage participants from using LOTR big-names. That's too easy. :)

    PS: I do want to work up some more Third Age essays, but that means heavy research and right now that's not time I have. I mean, I'd love to, but I've got other projects taking priority...

    current mood: hopeful
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    Thursday, May 19th, 2005
    8:51 am - An explanation owed before it gets too wanky
    New comm name cut to avoid looking like I'm pimping, but I need to keep this from being annoyingly crypticCollapse )

    Why? Because:

    A) I have a quick kneejerk "oh fuck that" reaction to psychotic mod fits.
    B) It seemed a good idea to grab the name before she got the idea to squat on it.
    C) I LIKE that comm. If she's serious about deleting it, I want another, and when I want something online I tend to just find/do/create/build it myself.

    If it all turns out to be a Stupid PMS Stunt and the original comm stays and everyone stays there, hey, no prob. Not like I haven't created dead comms before. ;) But I have to ask: who'd want to stay in the original comm after it's been shown that the mod is a psychotic nutball likely to randomly burst into screaming obscenities and arbitrarily delete posts she doesn't like? It's like, dude, once the volcano's been proven active, move off of the slopes. (And yet folks stay in the thedogcommunity...go fig...)

    PS: Do I get ten points if she later tries to say it was all a joke? *snerk* Truthfully, I'm just making popcorn and watching to see if she has the balls to actually carry through on her threats. I doubt it. She's getting way too much attention out of it.

    current mood: amused

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    Thursday, May 12th, 2005
    9:27 am - Hey guys, I have an easy favor to ask...
    I was recently steered in the direction of middleearthnews (thanks, voleuse!) and I have to say I really am glad of it. However, you may notice that it's a bit hobbit-centric. Not that there's anything wrong with that (!), nor is it deliberate (kinda like how Metaquotes was shaped by the fact that the first members were my friends?), but I think you can agree that it'd be fun to help even out the species ratio.

    To that effect, I have permission from the mod to pimp the comm to you lot because I know a heavy percentage of my Friendslist is geared more towards Men and elves. What do you say? Think you can keep an eye open for good art, fic, essays, and other such useful linkage to report? Don't make me populate it myself by churning out more self-indulgent essays on ancient Gondor. Because BY ERU I WILL DO IT.

    ...hell, I may anyway. ;)

    current mood: artistic

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    Sunday, May 8th, 2005
    9:47 pm - WhiteCity (yes, you heard me right)
    All right, all right, I know I've been idly batting about a lot of ideas lately, so you probably think I'm a total dilettante. Okay, maybe I am. :) But. This is a thought with some serious legs under it, one that would either work or not, but if it didn't it'd still be fun until it imploded. And the fun is what counts, right?

    The thought is this. I've heard from a lot of people saying "oh, I wish I'd known about WhiteCity while it was still running." And it occurred to me tonight: why couldn't it be done again?

    Not a sequel. Take ROTK, take my initial intergame idea, and start over with a whole new cast. New muns/characters = new relationships = new dynamics and new subplots. The basic "uberplot" would remain the same, but hell, the original players knew the uberplot from the books already anyway, and it worked just fine. No difference, really.

    And I'd want to make this clear: the first game was possibly lightning in a bottle. There's NO guarantee that a reboot would be as spectacular, or would even make it all the way through to the end. But as said, I've heard a LOT of regrets and requests, and it's been well over a year now. If there's genuine interest, and if we went in with open eyes that it's an experiment...well, there's no rule saying we couldn't try!

    Yes, my husband is giving me "you're insane but you won't listen to me" looks. I'm just asking, what's the harm in that? ;) Seriously: let me know what you think. And if you don't know what I'm talking about, click here first...

    PS: GIP. :)

    current mood: crazy

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    Saturday, May 7th, 2005
    3:51 pm - One more, and I have no excuse for this
    If the previous WIP was too serious for you, try this one. Jotted down 8/03, it's short and pointless. *grins evilly*

    It was chattering a mile a minute and only after a few seconds was the elf-prince able to make out actual words...Collapse )

    current mood: wtf

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    3:42 pm - I liked these two ideas so I'm crossposting...
    This is Haiku Day.
    This is it. Never again.
    5 / 7 / 05

    Also, it's WIP Amnesty Day! Hey, I'll take the flimsy excuse. :) This is something I might have posted before but I can't find it anywhere, so I'm setting it out in hopes that maybe my muse will come sniffing back. Because really, the world needs Sauron/Isildur fic. It truly does. ;) (That, and nobody ever writes poor Anarion...)

    Hmm. I think I ran aground because I wasn't prepared to write Elrond; if you know me well enough, you'll see my style start to flounder and gasp when he shows up. But he insists on having a larger part than I originally envisioned. Bloody elves. Anyone missing an Elrond muse? COME GET HIM.

    Listen to me, little brother: you will NEVER tell FatherCollapse )

    current mood: busy

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    Friday, May 6th, 2005
    9:56 am - Okay, it's silly, but it's Friday
    *dies laughing* Okay, I can't resist: who here has "bitch please" icons? Break 'em out!

    In other news: Sala Baker Still Fucking Adorable. Seriously. CLICK IT. You will jooooinnn usssss. (Thanks for the link, freakspawn! *pimps in return*)

    current mood: chipper

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    Thursday, May 5th, 2005
    6:16 pm - Soooo... (yeah, worry when I say that)
    ...is there a LOTR version of daily_snitch?
    If no, do you think should there be?
    And would you be interested in contributing?

    I know, I know, you in the back, yeah you, shut up. :)

    current mood: thoughtful

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    Monday, May 2nd, 2005
    7:12 pm - Hyarmendacil & Co: A Primer
    (aka "Aieee! Yapping swarm of plotbunnies!" Yeah, it's been a while since I bored you to tears with an essay...)

    There's this area of Gondorian history that I can't seem to stay away from. (Other than Tarannon and Beruthiel, whom I feel I've pretty much mined out for now. That, and other people now write about Bibi, and once that happens I get restless and push even further out looking for fresh territory.)

    I found it when I wrote "Inheritance." I feel like that story was just a bare glancing touch of that period of Gondor's history, and I'd really like to dig deeper. In itself, it's not very interesting; in fact, it's a slow lazy "golden age" which in reality weakened and crumbled the country over time. In retrospect, in a history book, not very exciting. But it's bookended by important events, and it all ties together.

    And yeah, I'm going to bore you with an explanation. I hope I can convey something of my interest to you, which I mainly achieve by crunching numbers then looking at them sideways seeking the humanity underneath. (My notes are terrifying. :) If you like Men, sit down, sit down...

    ...roughly meaning ''I Kicked Umbar's Ass''...Collapse )

    Anyway, I won't get into this any deeper...I just see all sorts of nooks and crannies where I could stick stories nobody would read but would make me happy...

    current mood: dorky

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    Thursday, April 28th, 2005
    9:49 am - It's mah journal an' I'll pimp if I want to
    Can I get you guys to go lend darkriverrr a hand here? He's looking for places to get "Heirs Of Arda" archived or at least noticed, and, well, as I'm obviously this story's hugest fangirl, I want to help. (Also, if you haven't read it, well, there it is and it's finally finished. *squee*)

    On that subject, metaphor mentioned the idea of setting up an HOA-based RPG; it'd be set after the War of the Ring, probably about fifteen-twenty years later. Canon and originals allowed. Would there be any interest in this? I'm not saying for sure that I'd run it (my plate is currently rather full and it is, after all, DR's baby and Trancer's idea -- I don't want to step on any toes!), but I'd definitely be involved...and you know my track record for building framework plotlines is pretty solid. :)

    EDIT: Ack, I should make it clear -- this wouldn't be a slavish adherent to the story's plotline, just something set in that time/world with those characters available as part of the "cast." Any interest in Tolkien's world just after the books would be all you'd need.

    current mood: hopeful

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    Friday, April 22nd, 2005
    11:22 am - Friends Meme (wow do I feel like a whore)
    I've been badgered into this. Heh. Stolen from cocoajava... Actually, to hell with it, I'm tweaking the questions. ;)

    1. Where are you?
    2. How did you find my journal?
    3. If we've met, how/where did we meet? (online counts)
    4. Which do you know me better as: Kelly, Kielle, RedPanda, or other? (If "other" is something private/personal, please don't say it here.)
    5. Do you read my stories or just listen to me babble?
    6. Describe me in 1-3 words.
    7. What was your first impression of me?
    8. What is your current impression of me?
    9. How would you warn a stranger about me? (oh go on, SAY it, I dare you)
    10. What reminds you of me?
    11. What do we have in common?
    12. If you could give me anything, what would it be?
    13. If you could ask me for anything, what would it be?
    14. Are you going to put this on your LiveJournal? On second thought don't answer this one, just do it. *G*

    current mood: amused

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    Thursday, April 21st, 2005
    9:21 am - LOTR + Metaquotes + Nethack = LOVE
    You need to read this thread. Right now. (Don't worry, it's short.) You shouldn't be able to miss the incredibly clever "graphic" by active_apathy that destroyed me laughing...

    current mood: giddy

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    Monday, April 18th, 2005
    12:34 pm - Oh right, people love polls... ;)
    Poll: Ficathon, Yea Or Nay?Collapse )

    current mood: creative

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    12:23 pm - *groan* *facemonitor* Bloody humans...
    I tried to start a new story on Friday, handwritten, and now that I'm looking it over again it's utter stilted melodramatic crap. ARGH. My dilemma is, do I try to salvage it or do I just start over? The idea is a good one; wouldn't you say that a "king" named "Elenwen" isn't a suspicious, suspicious thing? I'm just stuck with no workable "entry point," if that makes sense. And I do want to write this one, seeing as it's set in Rhudaur -- and good heavens, nobody writes about the kings of Rhudaur! So of course I want to be perverse and do it. Uncharted fanfic territory and all that.

    ...which suddenly gives me a rampaging plotrhino to write a saga about the fall of the three kingdoms of Arnor, for which I have neither the talent nor that ability to research properly from here at work. Arghlebargle. MAKE IT GO AWAY! MAKE IT GO AWAAAAY!

    What I need is to finish that flowchart of the Third Age timeline I got most of the way through about a year back. 3,000 years of kings and stewards, plotted out in colors, all relative to each other. It's a thing of beauty, and should prove damn useful once I remember to finish it. This is my official kick-in-the-ass to get it DONE.

    Sparing you a ramble about human charactersCollapse )

    Anyhow, I've wandered far afield, and this is me coming back now. As long as I'm devoting a post to this topic: skellingtonjon asked if I would be doing another Third Age Ficathon. I admit I'd dearly love to -- the results of the last one were fabulous! -- but I also know that A) it's not a very popular area of Tolkien's work, so not many people know enough to join in, and B) I don't think they get much feedback on that sort of fic, which can scare folks away from a genre. (I never get any feedback on "Inheritance," and you know what? I don't care. It's a great story. :)

    So I guess the question is, WOULD you be interested? I count Third Age stories as anything Man-related from just after the fall of Numenor up to but not including Aragorn's birth; that includes Gondor, Arnor, Rohan, Umbar, and other human-settled areas, with minimal elf or hobbit influence. (Plenty of other comms/challenges for those!) And if you're not familiar with this topic, I find that if you wander around here long enough, you will be assaulted by plotbunnies...

    ...and oh yeah, I still have to kick some belated ass in the last mathoms ficathon. e.e

    current mood: busy

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    Thursday, April 14th, 2005
    12:31 pm - Hey wow, another MEFA nomination!
    This time for Refraction, which is one of my better titles I think. Not to mention a rare sympathetic Denethor story. *proud* I really do need to write more Stewardfic. I like him so much that I hiss at Gandalf when he first swans into the throneroom with Pippin in ROTK...

    Which reminds me, I do want to start writing Third Age fic again! I just have to dig out my notes and immerse myself. There's so many stories hidden in there, waiting to be told, and nobody tells them because they think it's 3,000 years of boring. Not to mention the bias towards elves. I admit, it's probably easier to write about someone who's been around for 10,000 years, but come on: that's 9,995 years of sitting around polishing armor or watching trees grow. Humans live fast and hard, and if you don't like one king you can skip merrily down the family tree looking for a better one!

    And on that note, I think one of my Beruthiel stories has confused the story categorization process...it's not LOTR and it's not Silm, eh? I'd rather it go into Silm, if I have to choose, which is where it'll probably go, but again: 3,000 YEARS of history, neglected and forgotten by fandom. Mine. Allllll mine. *grins*

    And now that I've justified a bit of OT: stickies!

    current mood: hungry

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    Tuesday, April 12th, 2005
    1:45 am - Ack! Before I forget...
    ...cereselle is selling off a lot of her books and could really use your help. Drop by and take a look, eh?

    And I DO hope to do another batch of those stickies tomorrow, they're awfully fun. And YES when I do I'll make some LOTR-themed for you guys. :)

    Oh! And definitely not least, I've been nominated for the Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards! Which is terribly nice for two reasons: A) I've been in a writing slump lately as you may have noticed, and B) NMAALL wasn't nominated, hurrah! (Perhaps getting the third-place Barliman Butterbur Award For Parody last year knocked it out of hte running.) I mean, I know that sounds ungrateful, with how popular that story has gotten, but sometimes I feel that people only read that and don't bother with work I put a lot more heart and soul into. My nominees are:

  • Blood And Warm Blankets
  • Cat's Cradle
  • Green Seas (eee!)
  • Grey And Pale Gold
  • Wreath Of Steel And Silver

    That last is a huge surprise, seeing as I usually get dinged for my shaky elf history. (So sue me, my province is Men.) I also got an archival request on that one, from Sweden of all places, so it's been a surprising week all around...

    EDIT: You guys are so, SO wonderful. Thanks for helping out Cereselle! To be honest I wanted to buy a LOT more (I'm such a reading whore) but I had to sternly restrain myself as I'm on a budget myself. I'm SO glad more of those books are going to good homes. :)

    current mood: happy
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    Sunday, April 10th, 2005
    4:43 am - Off-topic, but...
    ...well, damn, they were fun. I could make some on-topic ones tomorrow, how about that? :) For now, though, I've just uploaded a TON of "sticky notes" you can use in lieu of answers to common posts/comments. It'll make more sense if you click the link...or the example below.



    current mood: silly

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    Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005
    7:02 pm - Find the third Gondor brother!
    I have no excuse for this. I'm sorry. I really am.Collapse )

    current mood: silly

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    5:53 pm - And to think RPS ever squicked me at all...
    Yet another idiot who thinks (A) slash = porn and (B) RPS is somehow damaging to the people it's about. Oh please. I got to thinking about this, and I realized someone. People have been using the "omg think of the celebs!!1" argument since I first encountered RPS, which was...oh...four years ago. Four years. *eyes the LOTR guys* Gee, they all look like they're doing just fine anyway...

    On a more general note, (A) RPS has probably been out there in one form or another as long as there's been famous people to dream it about, and (B) there's definitely been filthy porn written/drawn about (usually) female celebs forever. Okay, hands up all famous people who've had their lives/marriages/self-worth tragically torn asunder by porn written about them!

    *crickets chirp*

    Yeah, I thought so. When I'm famous? Fanfic my characters any way you want, and slash the HELL out of me. ;)

    That does get me wondering on another tangent, however. LOTR RPS obviously couldn't have preceded the movies themselves. I wonder. If we dig back...what was the first LOTR RPS story on the net? Can anyone find it and prove it? Who was it about? Where was it posted? How was it received? I'm deathly curious now. Who started it? Someone should wear that crown...

    EDIT: Heh heh heh.

    current mood: curious

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    Sunday, March 20th, 2005
    6:02 pm - Oh...my... *blush*
    Somebody wrote a lovely remix of one of my drabbles -- an Aragorn/Boromir(Faramir) I wrote for makamu, in specific. It's beautiful and ARGH ARGH I feel like hell for not being able to do my own remix -- it wasn't laziness or forgetfulness, I swear I never got the e-mail then I lost connection for weeks and argh. :( BUT. The remix written for me is gorgeous and I really, really want to pimp the hell out of it to help make up for that in some small way. Go see!

    PS: I'm considering doing another call for drabble requests -- maybe that will be like giving back to the community a bit to make up for it even more. If I do, though, there's no saying I'll be able to get to all of them, there's always a few I just can't seem to whip up a muse for, no matter how hard I strain. But I'd try my best. Should I?

    current mood: abashed

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    Saturday, March 19th, 2005
    1:54 pm - Right, I think it's been three years now...
    Dear Hope Hoover,

    Five words: I want my money back.

    Ripped off and fed up,
    .-=K=-.

    current mood: angry

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    Wednesday, March 16th, 2005
    1:17 am - OooooOOOOOooooooquilt.
    Look what cereselle made for us! (Click for bigger. :)



    EDIT: I should mention is IS a quilt (all those branches are quilted, yes!) and much of it is picked out in metallic thread...it's hard to tell in a pic, but it IS utterly gorgeous.

    current mood: *squee*

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    Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005
    2:27 am - *giggling hysterically*
    Baby Gondor brothers! Stolen from brazenbells. :)

    EDIT: And of course her other work is to die for.

    EDIT THE SECOND: A note for myself to read later.

    current mood: pleased

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    Tuesday, February 15th, 2005
    10:49 pm - *whistling*
    If you like cocoajava (and I know you do!), go here.

    current mood: accomplished

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