An Old LegendAn Old Legend3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ages long gone and ages long passed
Shades of grey, man's memory fades fast
The glory days told of old
Shines as brightly as silver and gold
Before the dark, before the strife
Before many of the spans of life
There lied the glory that men bore
The gilded light of Westernesse's shore
That era of brilliance, that age of wealth
That time of wisdom and of great health
Those days are passed or so it is said
As now the great kings of lore lie dead
Is there a hope against such reckless hate?
Where does it lie? The enemy's gate
Draws nearer every day
And now there is little that holds him at bay
But still we hold on to legends and tales
What more will we have when the strength of men fails?
There is still one yet who holds the power
To aid this land in its darkest hour.
From father to son, the title has been given
In the shadows these brave people have striven
To drive away the darkness that besets all
While there is still life in them, men shall not fall
I know the king shall come again, f
BTC - The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugBTC - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Then Smaug really did laugh-a devastating sound which shook Bilbo to the floor, while far up in the tunnel the dwarves huddled together and imagined that the hobbit had come to a sudden and a nasty end. "Revenge!" he snorted, and the light of his eyes lit the hall from floor to ceiling like scarlet lightning. "Revenge! The King under the Mountain is dead and where are his kin that dare seek revenge? Girion Lord of Dale is dead, and I have eaten his people like a wolf among sheep, and where are his sons' sons that dare approach me? I kill where I wish and none dare resist. I laid low the warriors of old and their like is not in the world today. Then I was but young and tender. Now I am old and strong, strong, strong. Thief in the Shadows!" he gloated. "My armour is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears, the shock of my tail a thunderbolt, my wings a hurricane, and my breath death!"
-J.R.R. Tolkien "There and Back Again: A Hobbit's Holiday, Chapter 12"
Ungoliant's LairIt was a cool, calm day in the revived kingdom of Gondor. On the second level of the city of Minas Tirith, a young girl and boy played together, enjoying the peaceful times that the world had earned. After the defeat of Sauron, the world of men was allowed to flourish, rebuilding after a devastating war which had left a lot of land scorched and barren. As far as the world of men was concerned, all of the dark forces had been destroyed in the War of The Ring.Ungoliant's Lair1 year ago in Horror More Like This
''I know that the map looks old, but...give it a look-over, it describes hidden treasures!'' Spoke a young hazel-haired girl as she lay upside down, her eyes scanning an old map that was creased and stained.
''I'll decide what it says.''
''Fine, fine, but I know I'm right.''
''It speaks of 'vast wealths never before seen', which is curious because most of the world's wealth now resides here in Minas Tirith.'' Reminded Hammal, a blonde boy who hung around with Beccy on many occasions, enjoying her com
The Fall of Erebor Chapter 3There really was no sense of time in the depths of the fallen city. Thorin ate when he was hungry, slept when he was tired, and spent the rest of his time either pacing around the column he was tethered to or testing the strength of the chain to see if there were any weak points he could try to exploit. Smaug never stopped him from doing so, seeming rather to take a sort of sick joy from watching Thorin drive himself insane trying to escape. There was very little the dragon would not tolerate, though Thorin learned very early that it was better to stay quiet when Smaug was present, at least in terms of actually trying to talk. The one time Thorin actually had the thought to try and use the tactic of speaking in riddles around the dragon in hopes of keeping out of trouble he found himself used almost as a scratching post instead, the long wounds down his arms and across his chest a reminder that Smaug was smart enough to not let his captive try and distract him.The Fall of Erebor Chapter 32 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
More than once during th
Dwarven Realms THE SEVEN DWARVEN CLANSDwarven Realms7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Clan Mountains where lived
Durin's Folk/Longbeards Hithaeglir/ Misty Mountains
Broadbeams Ered Luin/ Blue Mountains
How to Write Like Tolkien First I must make one thing clear: This is quick guide for anyone interested in writing fanfiction in Tolkien's style. I am not claiming that is the best way to write fanfiction for his works, or even that it will make your writing good (that is up to the individual). Good fanfiction can and has been written in styles very different. Please do not make anything more out of this.How to Write Like Tolkien4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
So, let us begin with the most obvious part: the language. Tolkien uses a high style of writing, which is perhaps best exemplified in his own words: "We are being at once wisely aware of our own frivolity if we avoid hitting and whacking and prefer 'striking' and 'smiting'; talk and chat and prefer 'speech' and 'discourse'; well-bred, brilliant or polite noblemen (visions of snobbery columns in the Press, and fat men on the Rivera) and prefer the 'worthy, brave and courteous men' of long ago." Here are some tid
LeavingLeaving11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You stand before me now
And look at me
My heart is breaking
You are taken from me
As swift as a sweet memory.
Your smile is only enough
To give me strength
Yet it pains me even moreso
You tell me to go on
But I can hardly hold on.
Some say I was your strength
But surely you were mine
You gave me the courage
To reach for something dear
A curtain unfolding to the wind.
I hope one day to see that smile
To be reminded of my spirit
Taken away by your soul
Move me again with your laughter
Show me yonder where my spirit flies.
J. R. R. TolkienJust see who entersJ. R. R. Tolkien4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
the realm of dreams
that none have seen
legends of old
Molding them into
Reaping the fruits
that in his mind grow
to rivers of words
that from his pen flow
Travel through the lands,
follow the dream
He gives you his hand...
Enter with him!
A King's Blessing (Bagginshield - Hobbit fanfic)As Thorin and Bilbo walked together through the great hall leading eventually to the Throne Room, a young Dwarf woman with a baby in her arms and a small child by the hand ran towards them. She stopped in front of Thorin, taking a long bow, then came up to him asking for what Bilbo interpreted as a blessing for her new baby. The first born in Erebor since its relative restoration. Very gallantly, Thorin approached her and bent over the little bundle. He smiled and caressed the baby’s cheek, whispering something in Khuzdul. As well as Bilbo could hear, it was a wish of long life and prosperity.A King's Blessing (Bagginshield - Hobbit fanfic)1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
“What will you name him?” asked Thorin, stepping back at Bilbo’s side, after completing his kingly duty.
“If we may, Your Majesty, we want to name him Frerin, in honour of your brother.”
“An excellent choice,” approved Thorin, then glanced down at the baby’s older sibling, who was staring at him mesmerized. “And who are you?”
The Prince and the Apprentice Ch 9: Fili x ReaderWhen you awoke you had expected to see Kili and Fili by your bedside, knowing that with you in the state that you were in they wouldn’t want to leave your side, only to look over and see Thorin standing by the door.The Prince and the Apprentice Ch 9: Fili x Reader1 year ago in Romance More Like This
“How are you faring?”
You propped yourself up against your pillows and winced, “I’ve had better days, but the pain has subsided. The last thing I remember is Elrond tending to the injuries on my side.”
“You contracted an infection which left you unconscious for almost two days.”
Your eyes widened in surprise, but the shock wore off and you could think of no other action other than to nod at him. He remained silent and he began to make you feel uneasy.
“I know you are keeping something from me,” he said out of the blue.
There was only one thing that he could be referring to, and you felt your heart begin to beat rapidly in your chest.
“If I tell you, you will cease to trust me. You will hate me like all the ot
The Prince and the Apprentice Ch 7: Fili x ReaderIn the infirmary Elrond bustled around and prepared everything to stitch you up. Your tunic, or what had remained of it, had been cut away and Thorin had been tasked with cleaning the wound. He grimaced when he saw the full extent of it. There were three long gashes against your ribcage where the warg had swiped at you. Your shoulder was worse off though. The skin had deep bite wounds and more slash marks, but luckily the bite had not reached the muscles below.The Prince and the Apprentice Ch 7: Fili x Reader1 year ago in Drama More Like This
“You foolish child,” he muttered as he finished up and Elrond took his place.
He sat at the end of the bed beside Gandalf as Elrond worked quickly to sew your injuries together. Just as he began the sound of a pair of footsteps grew in the hall outside. Thorin scowled when he saw Fili and Kili had come to a halt when they found you.
“I told you to stay with Dwalin,” he sighed.
“We had to make sure that she was okay,” Kili panted as the two of them approached your bedside.
“I would advise
The Prince and the Apprentice Ch 8: Fili x ReaderWhen Thorin returned with Balin and Bilbo from his council with Lord Elrond he immediately noticed the absence of his nephews.The Prince and the Apprentice Ch 8: Fili x Reader1 year ago in Romance More Like This
“Where are Fili and Kili?” he asked.
“They left a while ago I can only assume to see if (Y/n) is awake yet,” Ori replied.
Thorin nodded and headed to the room you had been moved to. He pushed the door open and let out a quiet sigh at the sight in front of him. You were still sleeping, and like Ori had guessed Fili and Kili were at your side. Fili was sleeping next to you with his arm wrapped around your middle with his hand resting on your hip, mindful of your injuries. Kili was snoring softly on the other side of the bed and had his head lying on his arms. He crossed the room and sat down next to Kili and rubbed his hand over the back of his youngest nephew’s head. He heard the door open behind him and turned to see Gandalf standing in the doorway.
“They have certainly become fast friends,” Gandalf commented, gesturing
The Prince and the Apprentice Ch 10: Fili x ReaderIn your restless sleep you were comforted by someone climbing into your bed and holding you close. Though you were barely conscious you could tell who it was and snuggled deeper into his arms and found yourself falling asleep in no time with a sense of ease that had all but abandoned you early in the night. It only seemed like a few mere minutes, but you were roused from your deep sleep when the warm body that had been cradling you disappeared. You tried to fully wake yourself, but your body wouldn’t allow it. You gave up and just before darkness washed over you again you felt something soft and warm press against your temple and heard faint whispers in your ear before you felt the same warm something on the crown of your head before it vanished again, and didn’t return.The Prince and the Apprentice Ch 10: Fili x Reader1 year ago in Romance More Like This
When the sun had fully risen you began to stir once more after you had almost been roused early in the morning. You turned over and expected to be greeted with the familiar smell of leather and pipe-weed, b
The Prince and The Apprentice Ch 5: Fili x ReaderFili and Kili brought up the back of the company and Kili was the first of the two to notice you drop back after conversing with Gandalf. You were walking slowly, moving out of the way of the others so that you wouldn’t slow them down. They looked on in curiosity as the leaves around you stirred in the air and seemed to dance around you. Fili’s mouth curled into a small smile and Kili nudged his shoulder.The Prince and The Apprentice Ch 5: Fili x Reader1 year ago in Drama More Like This
“Well what?” Fili asked in confusion.
“Go talk to her,” Kili insisted, pushing him forward a few steps.
“Are you going to join me?” he asked, glancing between you and Kili.
“You are an heir of Durin and the nephew of Thorin Oakenshield, don’t tell me you’re scared to be alone with a girl,” Kili teased, poking his brother in the ribs.
“Of course not,” he huffed.
“Then go,” Kili demanded, shoving him forward just a bit further.
Fili cast a glare over his shoulder towards h
The Prince and the Apprentice Ch 4: Fili x ReaderYou had encountered trolls before and you loathed them immensely. As Fili, Kili, and Bilbo scoured the area looking for clues as to what had happened to the ponies you broke off from the group and searched for tracks that could lead you to them.The Prince and the Apprentice Ch 4: Fili x Reader1 year ago in Drama More Like This
“Hey, there’s a light,” Fili called quietly, catching your attention.
You followed the three of them as they dashed through the underbrush and hid behind two trees. You slid in next to Bilbo just as one of the trolls walked by carrying Myrtle and Minty under his arms.
“He’s got Myrtle and Minty,” Bilbo groaned, “I think they’re going to eat them. We need to do something!”
“Yes, you should,” Kili answered, much to the displeasure and confusion of the Hobbit. “Mountain trolls are slow and stupid and you’re so small, they’ll never see you. It’s perfectly safe, we’ll be right behind you”.
“If you run into trouble hoot twice like a barn owl, o
Mirkwood goes Wilde!Mirkwood goes Wilde!1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
MIRKWOOD GOES WILDE!
A shameless Tolkien/Oscar Wilde crossover
A guard-room in the palace of the Elvenking. To the right, the cells. To the left, the banqueting-hall.
LEGOLAS gazing into the banqueting-hall
How fair is the lady Arwen tonight!
You should not look at her like that.
Noise from within the banqueting-hall.
The King holds his revels tonight.
They say he is fond of wine.
THE VOICE OF THORIN OAKENSHIELD from within the cells
We are the Dwarves of Erebor, and we have come to reclaim our homeland!
Who was that?
What is his name?
Whence came he?
From Ered Luin. A great multitude of fangirls was ever following him.
LEGOLAS gazing into the banqueting-hall
How fair is the lady Arwen t
The Prince and the Apprentice Ch 11: Fili x ReaderYou smiled wearily, the adrenaline finally wearing off. You wanted to run the rest of the way but you couldn’t find the strength to do so, but your smile ceased to fade, if anything it only grew wider when you saw two of them break away and run towards you to meet you halfway. Fili was the first one to reach you and he swooped in, forgetting about your injuries for a moment, and wrapped his arms around your waist, and spun you in a full circle. His eyes were gleaming when he set you down and his hands moved from your waist to cup your face.The Prince and the Apprentice Ch 11: Fili x Reader11 months ago in Romance More Like This
“You found us,” he said breathlessly, grinning ear to ear.
“Of course I did. Did you really think I would give up?” you asked, wrapping your arms around his neck and pulling his down into a hug.
“Never,” he smiled before ducking to kiss your forehead, letting his lips linger for a moment.
You felt your cheeks grow warm at the kiss and butterflies started to flutter in your stomach.
You heard Kil
The Prince and the Apprentice Ch 2: Fili x ReaderYou woke up to someone gently shaking you awake and looked up to see Kili smiling down at you and noted that it was just barely sunrise due to the light in the room.The Prince and the Apprentice Ch 2: Fili x Reader1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Time to get up, we’re going to be leaving soon,” he whispered. You nodded groggily, sat up, and looked around. Thorin and Balin were discussing the plans for when you set off and the others were getting their supplies ready. You ducked out to get changed and came back to begin packing your things. Even though you had been the last one to get up you were the first one who was ready to go. You stepped outside, breathing in the crisp morning air and saw Fili off in the distance tending to the ponies.
“Good morning,” you said cheerfully before moving over to your own pony, Flidais, to begin saddling her up.
“Someone’s in high spirits this morning,” he smiled at you and you nodded.
“Of course I am. We’re about to go on an adventure across Middle Earth to fight a drago
The Prince and The Apprentice Ch 3: Fili x Reader“We’ll camp here for the night. Fili, Kili tend to the ponies. Make sure to stay with them,” Thorin directed as the company came to a stop at the base of a cliff face.The Prince and The Apprentice Ch 3: Fili x Reader1 year ago in Drama More Like This
You hopped down and stretched your legs while taking a look at the area around you. Gandalf had wandered into what appeared to be an old farm house, long demolished by the elements. Even so, you felt uneasy. Something wasn’t right.
“Is everything alright, (Y/N)?” Kili asked looking around as well.
“I’m not sure. There is something about this place that is worrying me, but I think I'm just over thinking things,” you said.
He nodded and began stroking Flidais’ muzzle when Gandalf stormed past you and the others.
“Everything alright? Gandalf, where’re you going?”
“To seek the company of the only one around here who’s got any sense,” he grumbled.
“And who’s that?” Bilbo asked.
“Myself, Mister Baggins!
Nirnaeth ArnoediadNirnaeth Arnoediad8 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Of all the battles which are sung, none are as noble, brave, and true
As the tale of this single ruinous one, that I shall try to sing for you
An enormous fight so horrific, that it is spoken of with dread
And the old ones still weep, for the many that are dead
Through lies and treachery, armies assembled on that plain
Not knowing, not even guessing, that there was nothing to gain
This battle was the fifth and last of the war being fought
A devastating conflict that by the end, was all for naught
A mighty alliance forged from three strong and steadfast races
Dwarves, Elves, and Men, still could not resist Morgoth's deadly maces
Try as they might, they failed, and that hallowed ground is named
Nirnaeth Arnoediad, Tears Unnumbered, for the warriors that lay maimed
The sunrise mist had not yet left the field when the battle cry was called
But it did not take long, for the Alliance to break and fall
Why, you may ask, was this so, when the union of these races was tight
I shall t
AA - The Hardest ThingsThe havens are ransacked. The Silmarilli are lost. And we are left, here, with nothing but pain and regret.AA - The Hardest Things3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Dead corpses litter the ground. Everywhere I look, there is blood. Blood and bodies. Weapons and shields. Everyone is dead, Sindar and Noldor alike. The stench is unbearable.
I turn away from Maitimo, from my broken army, and begin walking back up the long, sloping hill. I do not stop when they call me. I do not want to see more. No more suffering. No more death.
All of this, for three jewels... those accursed, priceless jewels. I hate them; I despise them; and yet I will go to the ends of the earth for them.
I finally stop when I feel someone's hand on my shoulder.
"Kano," he says, quietly. It is Maitimo.
I ignore him.
He tries again. "Kano, there are children."
I shake my head. I do not want to know how many people lie died, or how many of them were women and children. I shake his hand off, and keep walking.
"They are alive." Maitimo raises his voice now, calling to me. "Elwing
Crossroads of Light and ShadowSummary: In a rainy night, Aragorn walks through the Midgewater marshes. But not all paths lead to good ends, and dark things lurk at the crossroads… A story with sound and visual effectsCrossroads of Light and Shadow2 years ago in Horror More Like This
Disclaimer: If you recognize it, it is not mine. If you don't recognize it, it's probably not mine, either. Not even the Neekerbreekers…
My thanks to openmeadow for an inspiring chat about senses
Dedicated to all my friends that walked with me through mud and rain, and that were lost with me until we found ourselves again.
Crossroads of Light and Shadow
Squelch. With effort he pulled his boot from the mud. It left a deep footprint.
Squirsh. Murky water began to soak through the mud and fill it.
Blub.The surface closed. Besides a few bubbles on the dark surface, there was no trace of his passing.
Squish. Another step. A waft of something foul and rotten
That Summer in RivendellWarm sunlight streamed downThat Summer in Rivendell4 years ago in Romance More Like This
From the leafy canopy
A thousand shades of green
As water glittered along its course
And fell shimmering into its crystal basin
A soft breeze whispered
Through the boughs of ancient oaks
And beneath these trees
Two lovers walked
And sang in clear elven voices
And vows they made:
Never to part
That summer in Rivendell