anghraine: a piece of paper covered in handwriting and a fountain pen; text: writer (writing)
... but there are a few of you not there/less comfortable there, so for the sake of completeness:

If, theoretically, I were to try and finish a segment of one of my projects, would you want it to be:

Poll #17801 Christmas fic poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 7


If I were to finish a segment of one of my projects, which would you want it to be?

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The Jedi and the Sith Lord (Star Wars | f!Luke AU)
6 (85.7%)

we get dark, only to shine (The Borgias | Cesare/Lucrezia S1 AU)
1 (14.3%)

tolerably well acquainted (P&P | Darcy/Elizabeth, canon-compliant | E's feelings at Pemberley onwards)
0 (0.0%)

pro patria (Guild Wars 2 | mostly canon-compliant Ascalonian fic)
0 (0.0%)

each new arrival (The Borgias | Vanozza gen)
0 (0.0%)

Lady of the City (LOTR | f!Faramir AU)
1 (14.3%)

Other
0 (0.0%)

Links:

- J&SL
- wgdots
- tolerably well acquainted
- pro patria
- each new arrival
- LotC
- Other: recent projects here, general fic discussion here

anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (between the mountains and the sea)
Tumblr user erunyauve made this post, which argued that Tolkien's insistence that Elves are "immensely strong" isn't supported by the suggestion in LOTR that Aragorn and Boromir are the muscle of the Fellowship, or a line in the Silmarillion about the distinction between Sindar and Noldor.

I responded:

Hm, I read the evidence rather differently.

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anghraine: b&w leia from rotj holding out her helmet (leia [kind])
I've been enjoying seeing the stuff out of Celebration on my dash (except the quasi-canonization of Thrawn, BOO HISS—but as long as they keep him out of the films, I'm good). Jyn Erso's grim-determined-insouciant smile is like ... my entire sexuality in a second, haha.

I'm also glad about the Ahsoka stuff for TCW/Rebels people! And Mark Hamill has been endlessly charming.

It's bittersweet for me, personally, because my sister is a massive Star Wars fan. It's the first remotely complex story I was able to introduce to her—she has some pretty severe developmental and mental disabilities, and we were told she'd never be able to read or follow the plot of a movie or anything. And she glommed onto it like nothing else, and asked about the Han and Jabba scene in ANH (all I have is the Special Edition)—she thought something about it didn't fit. She loves the prequels; Anakin/Vader is her favourite, though she also loves Padmé, Luke, and Leia. And she adored TFA, and came out of the theatre struggling between loving Kylo and loving Rey. 

(She's in good company, obviously, though I kept her the hell away from the fandom for obvious reasons.)

Anyway, SW has been a bonding thing between the two of us, and I'm the one who tells her the info that gets dropped and shows her the trailers and whatnot. So seeing it all without her around is like ... still very cool, but bittersweet, particularly as she's told us she's unhappy and doesn't like eating junk food all the time (she's pre-diabetic), so we're all worried anyway.

I'm trying to keep the gloominess off Tumblr, though it's probably pretty clear that I'm on edge. So I'm trying to cheer myself up with P&P—I posted some P&P fic at AO3 that I'd never got around to crossposting, including a WIP (shhhh), and I'll probably see if I can scramble the Fíriel scraps into something. It's probably the most happy lalalala of my genderswaps; the Lucy stuff is very linear, Philadelphia demands a certain ... rigour, but the Fíriel stuff is just a scrap with Éowyn here, a ramble there, an aesthetic fancast, occasional present, whatever (someone even asked for Fíriel/Arwen once and it's still rattling around my gdrive!). So that's sort of my happy place and I might do that. We'll see!

Ernil

Nov. 23rd, 2015 08:53 pm
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (between the mountains and the sea)
For [personal profile] sathari , my meta about Aragorn as an A+ Machiavellian prince.

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anghraine: tarrlok bloodbending; text: shadow of the moon (tarrlok [shadow of the moon])
aka "I've been writing Faramir fic again." Actually, the idea was to write dark!Faramir, but it's more like "slightly less restrained Faramir."

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anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (Default)
This isn't nearly a decade late or anything! It basically consists of a good portion of my posts at Emyn Arnen and Men of Gondor, sadly inaccessible though they are. So, for anyone who might not know (somehow): I do not like Faramir in the movies, and this is mostly an exploration of their differences from that perspective. I tried to avoid bashing, but eh. It’s also really long, much longer than I originally expected. You can watch/listen to the whole thing here.

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anghraine: lin bei fong; text: whatever happens don't turn back (lin [don't turn back])
Thanks to a depressing conversation on Tumblr, I wanted a fic about them interacting. So I wrote one.

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anghraine: luke bowing his head over vader's corpse; text: prayer for the dead (luke grieving [prayer for the dead])
Basically, it's a compressed, talky version of the stuff that I was thinking through with my Lothíriel fic all those years ago. This isn't that, I just got to thinking about it when I came across a random reference, and considering where my Lothíriel might have gotten all those seditious ideas from. :)

title: princes of the city
fanverse: canon, more or less

The Lady Ivriniel did not like the King. She did not pretend otherwise—to anything but grudging acknowledgment of his accomplishments, and would have considered it a deplorable weakness of character to let anyone think she approved of this upstart from the North. She only just refrained from muttering usurper under her breath every time his names were mentioned, and that—her kin suspected—sprang more from consideration for her sister-son than actual civility.

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update!

Jun. 8th, 2013 10:17 pm
anghraine: tarrlok glowering through his hair; text: lost (tarrlok [lost])
 Hey, everyone. I've kind of fallen back into Tolkien fandom (!) on Tumblr, which is making me ridiculously happy--I'm trying to kind of maintain a, idk, presence in all my fandoms rather than swerving from one to the other as I've always done, so that I don't completely drift away AND I manage to have a life and all, but still. It's been really fun and everyone's super nice so far (I got an intimidatingly nice ask from a BNF I follow o_O). I've posted some new and mostly old thoughts, and I started a Silmarillion liveblog thing with [personal profile] wyncatastrophe, which is a blast even if I choose fairly random things to focus on. 

I also had a weird but very tempting plotbunny for a sort of alternate version of the Southampton plot in post-ROTK Gondor--shortly before Aragorn heads off on one of his wars (with Faramir as the Earl of March). Political shenanigans! I wrote four whole sentences:

The King did not owe his throne to the Steward. His victories in war, the alliances he had carefully forged, the healing of the wounded—most prominently, Lord Faramir himself—these, as much as the long-rejected claim of the heirs of Isildur, had made him High King. Still, Faramir’s graceful surrender of power had done a great deal to smooth Aragorn’s path. Had he been less accommodating, or had the Lord Denethor survived, Aragorn might still have his throne, but he would have sat upon it far more uneasily. 

Anyway. I was, as I recall, one of the younger people in the fandom when I was really active in it--I was randomly looking at an old fic and I wrote it nine years ago?? It's a cliché, but where did the time go? Now I'm getting reblogged by people who were born when I was in high school. 

anghraine: tarrlok bloodbending; text: shadow of the moon (tarrlok [shadow of the moon])
From ladyhadhafang.

Make a post to your journal. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related: fics, picspams, fanmixes, etc, to medium: dvds, books, bracelets, etc, to really big: a new computer, a car, etc. (If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it’s your address or just your e-mail address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you).

Step Two

Surf around your reading list to see who has posted their list. If you see a wish you can grant, go for it! Either make that fandom item, or hey sometimes someone’s trash is another’s treasure, maybe they wanted a leather jacket for cosplaying Jason Todd and you’ve been meaning to give one to a thrift store, etc, etc, etc. .

You needn’t spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn’t to put people out, it’s to provide everyone a chance to give and to receive. There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just… wish and try to fill and you’ll have the joy of knowing you made someone’s holiday special.

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anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (Default)
I've been thinking for awhile of putting all my serious meta together in some easily accessible place, since I get asked for particular links often enough, and I've posted enough that it's inconvenient to search my meta tag. It's very much a work in progress right now, but I tried to include the ones that people most often ask me about, use the most recent links, and add a brief description for each, as my titles tend to the unhelpful.

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anghraine: leia and luke shooting c. esb; text: skywalker^2 (skywalkers squared [twins])
Comment on this post and I'll give you 7 things of your own, and you comment on them in your journal. And so on.

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anghraine: artist's rendition of faramir; text: i would not take this thing if it lay by the highway (faramir)
So I'm twenty-six today, and it feels rather odd, but I had an awesome birthday. My mother bought me a pot of daffodils, and I spent hours at Powell's Books (the local bookstore with over one million books at this location, hell yeah) and had ultra-bittersweet hot chocolate (yum!) and then went to the Mongolian grill. Also I don't have homework, for once!

As well as being the 2056th anniversary of Julius Caesar's death, March 15th is mentioned in Lord of the Rings as the day that Théoden died. Wow, thanks Tolkien - but hey, doesn't that mean it's also the day that Éowyn slew the Witch-King?

Why, yes. Yes, it does. So to finish off the fabulous day I've just had, I'm going to do a picspam of a fabulous character: Éowyn, and mostly Éowyn's shining moment on March 15th.

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anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (vader [grievances])
When I wrote last year's au_bigbangs, I vaguely referred to two other fandoms within the stories - for the lulz! - and then amused myself by stuffing as many references to as many others of mine as I could shove in. I always meant to do a proper attribution post, but just ... forgot. But now I've remembered! So here they are. (The citations are in white, so feel free to guess if it amuses you.)

attribution time )


memes )
anghraine: foreground: luke in rotj, looking thoughtful; background: luke in anh; text: that boy is our only hope (luke [only hope])
And I think this is the last of the end (...lol) of the year stuff. I look on it as a sort of meme and borrowed the format from[personal profile] lettered.

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