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This is a challenge community for Lord of the Rings Fanfiction and Fanart. We hold fic challenges every month and art challenges every other month. We also accept fanworks based on any of Tolkien's other Arda-based books including, but not limited to, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, The History of Middle-earth, and The Children of Hurin.

Each month, the fanfiction Challenge will have a common theme, and participating authors will be assigned individualized elements to incorporate into their stories.

Every other month, the art challenge will have a common theme and participating artists may be assigned individualized elements to incorporate into their work. Art may be in any media: traditional, digital, photography, photo-manips, sculpture or other arts or crafts.

To receive your elements, you may e-mail the mods, or you may comment on the post announcing the challenge.
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Author: Dreamflower
Title: Five Wizards Went Over the Sea
Rating: G
Theme: Laugh! (Humorous Poetry)
Elements: mendacity/veracity
Author's Notes: Originally just one limerick about Saruman. It grew.
Summary: The story of the Istari in limerick form.
Word Count: 191

Five Wizards Went Over the Sea

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[identity profile] engarian.livejournal.com
Author: Erulisse (one L)
Title: In Angband That Night
Rating: PG
Theme: Laugh - Comic Poetry
Elements: malevolent/intelligent
Beta: No - errors are solely my own.
Word Count: 166

Summary: Malevolent and Intelligent? Those two elements brought Morgoth back from his holiday to demand that he be at the center of this poem with a spark of humor. Of course I listened to his directive…

Author’s Notes: Disclaimer: Tolkien built the sand box; I only play with the bucket and shovel that he left for me. No money, profit or non, is made from the publication of this story.



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[identity profile] rhymer23.livejournal.com
The title is The Darkest Lord, and Rhymer (me) did author it.
(This header, see, is all in verse: I don't know why I thought o' it!)
The rating is PG, and April's theme is verse of merriment:
Participants were sent a pair of rhyming words, their element:
Pontificate was one of mine, the other was participate.
The notes (in verse) are at the end: I'll leave you to anticipate.
The summary: Lord Sauron sings about his deeds nefarious,
The word count is six hundred words, a few, I hope, hilarious.

The Darkest Lord )
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Author: Himring

Title: Sauron applies for his job

Rating: PG

Theme: "Laugh!" (funny poetry)

Elements: commendable/dependable

Author's Notes: Not entirely in verse. Sorry! (Also warnings for every kind of anachronism.)

Summary: Before the throne of Angband, Sauron makes his application for the job of lieutenant to Morgoth, the Dark Lord. For reasons unknown and unexplained (possibly just to make things appropriately hellishly difficult) the application has to be made in rhyme...

Word Count: 165 words

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[identity profile] blslarner.livejournal.com
Author: Larner
Title: Four for Bilbo!
Rating: G
Theme: Laugh
Elements: timidity/rapidity
Author's Notes: For Rhyselle and Elveses for their birthdays. Enjoy!
Summary: Four limericks based on The Hobbit.
Word Count: 137

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The March Challenge stories, with the theme of "Show Don't Tell" have now been posted. The theme was to write a story with no spoken dialogue, and the prompts were gestures which had to be included in the story. We’ve had 8 entries so far.

The March Show Don't Tell Challenge


Rounded Up in the Woods by Dreamflower Merry and Pippin set out to capture the last of the Ruffians in the Shire
Snow on the Mountain by Linaewen Boromir and Aragorn struggle to make a path through the snow on the Caradhras mountainside.
"More Than Meets the Eye" by Shirebound At Bag End, Thorin catches a glimpse of Bilbo’s potential.
Too Good to Share, by Jay of Lasgalen Elladan is searching for something - but Elrohir keeps quiet.
Snowdrops, by Himring Valacar, prince of Gondor, is sent to Rhovanion to learn the ways of his father’s allies and falls in love with Vidumavi, the daughter of his host.
The Ambush by Larner The dog fox finds his family's rest disturbed one evening.
In His Hands by Rhymer Sometimes the most important things of all can be conveyed without a word. A soldier of Gondor, serving under Captain Thorongil, is about to learn this lesson. He will never forget it, even as decades pass, and the world is changed.
Flight by Erulisse (one L) Galadriel crosses the Helcaraxë.

I hope you will check out the stories, and let the authors know how you liked them!

And authors, remember that late entries are always welcome!
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The April Challenge will have the theme "Laugh!"; in honor of the fact that April is National Poetry Month, we are asking the participants to try their hand at a humorous poem! Prompts will be a pair of rhyming words--you may use them in the poem or in the title or just use them as inspiration.

So try your hand at a bit of funny verse, be it a limerick, a filk, a parody, a clerihew or whatever you can come up with to give us a chuckle! This article about humor in poetry might give you a few ideas!

The April challenge poems will be due Monday April 21,and will be revealed on Wednesday, April 23. Please tag your story "challenge: funny poetry" and "2014 april". Please remember to use the header template on the community profile page, and to put the name of your story and your name in the subject line.

To request your prompt, please leave a comment to this post. If you have not participated before, please leave an email address so that I can send you your elements. Or you can email the mods at aelfwina@gmail.com or virginia_lee_redcat@yahoo.com

I hope we'll have lots of participants for our April challenge!
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Author: Dreamflower
Title: Rounded Up in the Woods
Rating: PG-13 for violence
Theme: "Show Don't Tell" no-dialogue challenge
Elements: held up his/her hand
Author's Notes: Beta by [livejournal.com profile] lindelea1
Summary: "The task of hunting out the last remnant of the ruffians was left to Merry and Pippin, and it was soon done. The southern gangs, after hearing the news of the Battle of Bywater, fled out of the land and offered little resistance to the Thain. Before the Year's End the few survivors were rounded up in the woods, and those that surrendered were shown to the borders." (RotK, Book VI, Chapter VIII, "The Scouring of the Shire"
Word Count: 817

Rounded Up in the Woods
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[identity profile] engarian.livejournal.com
Author:  Erulisse (one L)
Title:  Flight
Rating:  PG
Theme:  "Show Don't Tell"
Elements:  tossed his/her head
Beta:  None - any and all errors are solely my own oops!
Word Count:  807

Summary:  Galadriel crosses the Helcaraxë.

Author’s Notes:  Disclaimer:  Tolkien built the sand box; I only play with the bucket and shovel that he left for me.  No money, profit or non, is made from the publication of this story.


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[identity profile] rhymer23.livejournal.com
Author: Rhymer ([livejournal.com profile] rhymer23)
Title: In His Hands
Rating: PG
Theme: Show Don't Tell
Elements: "took his/her hand"
Summary: Sometimes the most important things of all can be conveyed without a word. A soldier of Gondor, serving under Captain Thorongil, is about to learn this lesson. He will never forget it, even as decades pass, and the world is changed.
Word Count: 2610

In His Hands )
[identity profile] blslarner.livejournal.com
Author: Larner
Title: The Ambush
Rating: PG13
Theme: Show, Don't Tell
Elements: "jumped up"
Author's Notes: You may ascribe what identities you wish to the characters within. Some orcs do die in the execution of this story.
Summary: The dog fox finds his family's rest disturbed one evening.
Word Count: 1,028

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Author: Himring
Title: Snowdrops
Rating: PG
Theme: "Show Don't Tell"
Elements: pointed (but I used the present tense points)
Author's Notes: Also incorporating the following B2MeM 2014 prompt: flowers peeking above the snow
Summary: Valacar, prince of Gondor, is sent to Rhovanion to learn the ways of his father’s allies and falls in love with Vidumavi, the daughter of his host
Word Count: ca. 750

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[identity profile] jay-of-lasgalen.livejournal.com
Author: Jay of Lasgalen
Title: Too Good to Share
Rating: G
Theme: Show Don't Tell
Elements: Arched an Eyebrow
Summary: Elladan is searching for something - but Elrohir keeps quiet.

Word Count: 200

Elessar

Mar. 14th, 2014 09:46 pm
[identity profile] elliska.livejournal.com
I made three versions of the Elessar for B2MEM and Dreamflower kindly invited me to post them here. :-)

I was working from this prompt: "My heart will be glad, even in the winter." (Fellowship of the Ring, "Lothlórien")
Winter brings with it the darkest time of the year but also a return to light. Write or create art about a moment in a character's life when she or he began to perceive hope in the midst of darkness.

And was further inspired by this quote from the same chapter:

'Yet maybe this will lighten your heart,' said Galadriel; 'for it was left in my care to be given to you, should you pass through this land.' Then she lifted from her lap a great stone of a clear green, set in a silver brooch that was wrought in the likeness of an eagle with outspread wings; and as she held it up the gem flashed like the sun shining through the leaves of spring. 'This stone I gave to Celebrían my daughter, and she to hers; and now it comes to you as a token of hope. In this hour take the name that was foretold for you, Elessar, the Elfstone of the house of Elendil!

The idea of the Elessar seemed perfectly related to the prompt--the idea of glad heart and a return to hope/light.

So, I decided to remake that jewel.

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[identity profile] shirebound.livejournal.com
Author: Shirebound
Title: More Than Meets the Eye
Rating: G
Theme: Show Don’t Tell (A story that includes no dialogue)
Assigned Element: A gesture or action that one of your characters must perform during the story is: "gestured with his/her chin".
Summary: At Bag End, Thorin catches a glimpse of Bilbo’s potential.
Word Count: 438

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[identity profile] lin4gondor.livejournal.com
Author: Linaewen
Title: Snow on the Mountain
Rating: G
Theme: Show Don't Tell
Elements: waved
Author's Notes: This tale is an edited-down version of a story I wrote a number of years ago, called Forcing a Path
Summary: Boromir and Aragorn struggle to make a path through the snow on the Caradhras mountainside.
Word Count: 591 as counted by Jarte
Snow on the Mountain )
[identity profile] lin4gondor.livejournal.com
Author: Linaewen
Title: Their Places Exchanged
Rating: PG
Theme: Fanon Busters
Elements: hand, remove, blue
Author's Notes: The fanon I wish to bust is the belief that Denethor wished Faramir had died and Boromir had lived. In addition, I hope to bust what I perceive to be a movie fanon, that Gandalf had no respect for Denethor and considered him a madman.
Summary: Gandalf reassures Pippin that Denethor does not wish Faramir dead.
Word Count: 1,695 as counted by Jarte

Their Places Exchanged )
[identity profile] lotrcom-mods.livejournal.com
Show Don't Tell
For this month's challenge, writers will create a story that includes no dialogue. Your prompt will be a gesture or action that one of your characters must perform during the story.



The March challenge stories will be due Friday, March 21, and will be revealed on Sunday, March 23. (Because this announcement is late, we have built in an automatic one week extension.) Please tag your story "show don't tell" and " '14 march". Please remember to use the following header template (also found on the community profile page),  and to put the name of your story and your name in the subject line.





To request your elements, please leave a comment to this post. If you have not participated before, please leave an email address so that I can send you your elements. Or you can email the mods at aelfwina@gmail.com or virginia_lee_redcat@yahoo.com


I hope we'll have lots of participants for our March challenge!

[identity profile] lindahoyland.livejournal.com

Author: Linda Hoyland

Title: Pondweed and Perfume

Rating: PG

Theme: Fanon Busters

Elements: eyes, believe, round,

Author's Notes: (Optional) A kind of sequel to the story I wrote last month and inspired by Rhymer23’s comment on that story. Dedicated  to her with my thanks and  for Julia on her birthday.

http://lotr-community.livejournal.com/281044.html#comments

Summary: Aragorn and Faramir have an unfortunate accident.

Word Count: 2696

These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain.

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[identity profile] mrowe.livejournal.com
Author: Nath
Title: Stronger than Morgul-spell
Rating: G
Theme: February Fanon-busters
Elements: basket, hold, white
Author's Notes: the fanon I’m attempting to bust - or at least dent slightly - is the belief that Isildur was ‘weak’ for not destroying the One Ring when he had the chance (as in film-verse)
Summary: Boromir considers the Ring
Word Count: 723

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