Shop More Submit  Join Login

Similar Deviations
T2HdWzXkhcXXXXXXXX !!44860672 by breathing2004
I am glad to announce the series of my LOTR stainglass art postcard is on sale in TaoBao shop
you can click the link below to buy.if you are in china you will be free mail if you buy more than 5 sets.
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

Wheel Of Time Feature

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 29, 2012, 5:21 PM


So anyone who is a fan of the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan knows that the fourteenth (and last book) is coming out on 8th January 2013.  And to anyone who isn't a fan .... well you should be.  Cause it's awesome. :D

Anyhoo, I am uber excited for this book coming out.  I started reading these books about ten years ago and have been hooked on them ever since.  And now the last book is coming out!  Unfortunately Robert Jordan died in 2007, but he passed on the mantle to Brandon Sanderson, in order for the sereis to continue.  Personally I think Sanderson has done a fantastic job with the continuing the story.  But it is a shame that Jordan didn't get to see the finish himself.

And here is where my feature comes in.  I did think about posting this on 8th January, but lets be honest, it just wouldn't get done then.  I'll be far too busy reading my book. :D  
There is an amazing amount of WoT fanart on Deviant Art and I thought it'd be nice to display some of these artworks in the run up to the release date.

Tarmon Gaidon by dem888 The Gathering Storm by Fallonart To Dance With Jack of the Shadows by KaylaWoodside Moiraine Damodred by Westling Ta'veren by mattolsonart The Horror From Your Dreams.. by illogan Rand al'Thor by dem888 The Flame of Tar Valon by Jieroque Moiraine by niji707 Behind Blue Eyes by ReddEra Aviendha of the Tardaad Aiel by PollyUranus Asunder by Luktarig Flames of the Dragon by Tirramirr Bain and Chiad by Stuuuuu reflections by katya-h Ta'veren by dem888 Pink Ribbons - Mat and Tylin by EdselArnold Embracing Saidar by Onimyaah Wheel of Time's Elayne Trakand by Gingybeer Elder Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah by ReddEra Wheel of Time's Aviendha by Gingybeer Lan Mandragoran by CrisMarVaz The Choice He Must Make by Mitchninja Cadsuane Sedai by PollyUranus Rand's Wives FINAL by ReddEra WoT: Ta'veren by Manweri Winters Heart by iFrostyIce WoT: Death of Couladin by Kitsune-gari Mat Cauthon by skyden Mashiara by fee-absinthe Fires of Heaven by DSillustration Carai an Ellisande by Alsdale Watcher of the Seals by Alsdale The Halls of Mourning by Alsdale WoT: Mat, Rand and Perrin by Manweri Rand al'Thor by rojo17 The Shadow Rising by MrsWookie Diptych: Mat and Fortuona by Alsdale Rand Al'thor - sheep herder by ReddEra WoT Matrim by Kitsune-gari Honor of My Blade by Alsdale lanfear by kotian82 WoT Doodles: Fox and Raven by Kitsune-gari Filching the Horn of Valere by liruichen Moiraine Sedai by yasmay Demandred by googoolini Going Mad by quiet-Disturbance

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: The Chosen Ones by Dream Evil
  • Reading: The Gathering Storm
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

...

Yet again the Mass Effect Fandom proved that it will not leave the ending in the state it was presented in the game. A certain (fan!) mod was created (and is right now in the testing phase) a Happy Ending Mod for ME3. We can destroy the Reapers, Shepard lives (EDI and Geth too) and most importantly of all we don't have to worry about the Star Child.

:bulletblue: Instruction how to install it and the mod itself can be found here:
- social.bioware.com/forum/1/top…
:bulletblue: You can also check how the mod works here on youtube:
1) www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU7XJd…
2) www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhjNPW…
:bulletblue: And a few pictures:


( source of images-> lady-blackfish.tumblr.com )

...
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

Welcome to the Quenta Silmarillion, sit yourself down by the fire and hear the stories of old.

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~

Remember of our Art Submission Guidelines silmarillion-club.deviantart.c…

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~


Tolkien Illustrator’s First Aid Kit: Elves

Tolkien’s texts are notable for their abundance of characters, many of them mentioned perhaps only once, other playing very important parts in the stories. However, it is often very difficult to find any description of how those characters look, and this is what we, artists and illustrators, are usually most concerned with.:)
So here it is – Tolkien Illustrator’s First Aid Kit:woohoo: – a list of all those characters, whose physical appearance is mentioned in the texts, including The Silmarillion and The History of the Middle-earth.
To start with, the Elves. As we know, during the march from Cuiviënén they were divided into three hosts. Sindar were part of Teleri, so I decided to treat them along with them.

Vanyar:
The name referred to the hair of the Minyar, which was in nearly all members of the clan yellow or deep golden. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The War of the Jewels: “Quendi and Eldar”

Noldor:
This <the golden hair of Vanyar> was regarded as a beautiful feature by the Noldor (who loved gold), though   they  were themselves mostly dark-haired. Owing to intermarriage the golden hair of the Vanyar sometimes later appeared among the Noldor: notably in the case of Finarfin, and in his children Finrod and Galadriel, in whom it came from King Finwë’s second wife, Indis of the Vanyar. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The War of the Jewels: “Quendi and Eldar”
'They were tall, fair of skin and grey-eyed, though their locks were dark, save in the golden house of Finarfin. - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Peoples of the Middle-earth

Teleri:
The Sindar appear to have very closely resembled the Exiles, being dark-haired, strong and tall, but lithe. Indeed they could hardly be told apart except by their eyes; for the eyes of all the Elves that had dwelt in  Aman impressed  those of Middle-earth by their piercing brightness. For which reason the Sindar often called them Lachend, pl. Lechind 'flame-eyed'. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The War of the Jewels, “Quendi and Eldar”
Elwe himself had long and beautiful hair of silver hue, but this does not seem to have been a common feature of the Sindar, though it was found among them occasionally especially in the nearer or remoter kin of Elwe (as in the case of Cirdan). – J.R.R. Tolkien, The War of the Jewels, “Quendi and Eldar”    

~*~*~*~*~*~
Now, the specific characters, in alphabetical order:

Aegnor:
But in early youth the fiery light could be observed; while his hair was notable: golden like his brothers and sister, but strong and stiff, rising upon his head like flames. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Peoples of the Middle-earth: „The Shibboleth of Fëanor”

Ambarussa:
The twins remained alike, but the elder grew darker in hair – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Peoples of the Middle-earth: „The Shibboleth of Fëanor”
First and last of Nerdanel's children had the reddish hair of her kin – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Peoples of the Middle-earth: „The Shibboleth of Fëanor”

Aredhel:
Ar-Feiniel she was called, the White Lady of the Noldor, for she was pale though her hair was dark, and she was never arrayed but in silver and white. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, Chapter 5: “Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië”
She was younger in the years of the Eldar than her brethren; and when she was grown to full stature and beauty she was greater and stronger than woman's wont (...) – J.R.R. Tolkien, Morgoth's Ring.

Argon:
Arakano was the tallest of  the brothers - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Peoples of the Middle-earth: „The Shibboleth of Fëanor”

Caranthir:
Carnistir 'red-face' - he was dark (brown) haired, but had the ruddy complexion of his mother.                – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Peoples of the Middle-earth: „The Shibboleth of Fëanor”
Morifinwe 'dark' - he was black-haired as his grandfather. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Peoples of the Middle-earth: „The Shibboleth of Fëanor”

Celegorm:
Then Celegorm arose amid  the throng  (p. 169).  In QS  this is  followed by 'golden was his long hair'. In the Lay at this point (line 1844) Celegorm has 'gleaming  hair'; his Old English name was Cynegrim Faegerfeax ('Fair-hair'), IV. 213. The phrase was removed in The Silmarillion text on account of the dark hair of the Noldorin princes other than in 'the golden house of Finarfin' (see I. 44); but he remains 'Celegorm the fair' in The Silmarillion p. 60. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lost Road and Other Writings: the Commentary to “On Beren and Tinúviel”

Círdan:
But this does not seem to have been a common feature of the Sindar, though it was found among them occasionally, especially in the nearer or remoter kin of Elwë (as in the case of Círdan) – J.R.R. Tolkien, The War of the Jewels: “Quendi and Eldar”
Very tall he was, and his beard was long, and he was grey and old, save that his eyes were keen as stars - J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Chapter: “The Grey Havens”

Curufin:
Atarinke 'little father' - referring to his physical likeness to Feanor, later found to be also seen in his mind – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Peoples of the Middle-earth: „The Shibboleth of Fëanor”
He also resembled Feanor very much in face – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Peoples of the Middle-earth: „The Shibboleth of Fëanor”

Eärendil:
Now this babe was of greatest beauty; his skin of a shining white and his eyes of a blue surpassing that of the sky in southern lands - bluer than the sapphires of the raiment of Manwë – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Book of the Lost Tales II: “The Fall of Gondolin”
As both Idril and Tuor were fair-haired, we can guess, that their child also had golden hair.

Elrond:
The face of Elrond was ageless neither old nor young, though in it was written the memory of many things both glad and sorrowful. His hair was dark as the shadows of twilight, and upon it was set a circlet of silver; his eyes were grey as a clear evening, and in them was a light like the light of stars. Venerable he seemed as a king crowned with many winters, and yet hale as a tried warrior in the fullness of his strength. - J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Chapter: “Many Meetings”
Please note: this is a description of Elrond in the Third Age. In the Second Age, in his youth, he would probably look a little different, as there would be not as much “memory of many things both glad and sorrowful”.

Elwë:
Elwe himself had long and beautiful hair of silver hue, – J.R.R. Tolkien, The War of the Jewels, “Quendi and Eldar”   
For fair and noble as he had been, now he appeared as it were a lord of the Maiar, tallest of all the Children of Iluvatar, his hair as grey silver, and his eyes like unto stars. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The War of the Jewels: “The Grey Annals”
now he appeared as it were a lord of the Maiar, his hair as grey silver, tallest of all the Children of Ilúvatar – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, Chapter 5: “Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië”

Eöl:
But Eöl, though stooped by his smithwork, was no Dwarf, but a tall Elf of a high kin of the Teleri, noble though grim of face; and his eyes could see deep into shadows and dark places. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, Chapter 16: “Of Maeglin”

Fëanor:
He was tall, and fair of face, and masterful, his eyes piercingly bright and his hair raven-dark – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, Chapter 6: “Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor”

Finarfin:
He was of his mother's kind in mind and body, having the golden hair of the Vanyar, their noble and gentle temper – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Peoples of the Middle-earth: „The Shibboleth of Fëanor”

Finarfin’s children:
It was from  Finarfin's Vanyarin mother Indis that he, and Finrod Felagund and Galadriel his children, had their golden hair'- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Peoples of the Middle-earth, Note on an Unpublished Letter

Finduilas:
Finduilas ther Daughter of Orodreth was golden-haired after the manner of the house of Finarfin - J. R. R. Tolkien, Unfinished Tales, Appendix to Narn I Hîn Húrin.

Fingolfin:
Fingolfin was his father's son, tall, dark, and proud, as were most of the Noldor – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Peoples of the Middle-earth: „The Shibboleth of Fëanor”

Fingon:
He wore his long dark hair in great plaits braided with gold. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Peoples of the Middle-earth: „The Shibboleth of Fëanor”       

Finrod:
Finrod was like his father in his fair face and golden hair – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Peoples of the Middle-earth: „The Shibboleth of Fëanor”

Finwë:
He had black hair, but brilliant grey-blue eyes. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Peoples of the Middle-earth: “The Shibboleth of Fëanor”

Galadriel:
Galadriel, most beautiful of all the house of Finwë; her hair was lit with gold as though it had caught in a mesh the radiance of Laurelin – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, Chapter 5: “Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië”

Her  mother-name  was  Nerwen  'man-maiden', and  she grew to be tall beyond the measure even of the women of the Noldor;… she was accounted beautiful, and her hair was held a marvel unmatched. It was golden like the hair of her father and her foremother Indis, but richer and more radiant, for its gold was touched by some memory of the star- like silver of her mother; and the Eldar said that the light of the Two Trees, Laurelin and Telperion, had been snared in her tresses – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Peoples of the Middle-earth: „The Shibboleth of Fëanor”

Gil-Galad:
His sword was long, his lance was keen,
His shining helm afar was seen;
The countless stars of heaven’s field
Were mirrored in his silver shield
- J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Chapter: “A Knife in the Dark”

Glorfindel:
Glorfindel was tall and straight; his hair was of shining gold, his face fair and young and fearless and full of joy; his eyes were bright and keen, and his voice like music; on his brow sat wisdom, and in his hand was strength. - J. R. R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Chapter “Many Meetings”

Idril:
But fairer   than   all   the   wonders   of   Gondolin  was   Idril  Turgon's daughter,  she  that  was  called  Celebrindal  the  Silver-foot  for  the whiteness  of  her  unshod  feet,  but  her  hair  was  as  the   gold  of Laurelin ere  the   coming  of   Melkor – J.R.R. Tolkien, The War of the Jewels, The Later Quenta Silmarillion: “Of Turgon and the Building of Gondolin”

Indis:
She was golden-haired, and tall,  and exceedingly swift of foot. – J.R.R. Tolkien, Morgoth’s Ring: “Of the Severance of Marriage”
She was a Vanya, close kin of Ingwë the High King, golden-haired and tall, and in all ways unlike Míriel. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, Chapter 6: “Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor”

Lúthien:
Lúthien was the most beautiful of all the Children of Ilúvatar. Blue was her raiment as the unclouded heaven, but her eyes were grey as the starlit evening; her mantle was sewn with golden flowers, but her hair was dark as the shadows of twilight. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, Chapter 19: “Of Beren and Lúthien”

Maedhros:
Maitimo  'well-shaped  one':  he  was of  beautiful bodily form. But he, and the youngest, inherited the rare red-brown hair of Nerdanel's kin. … So Maitimo had as an epesse given by his brothers and other kin Russandol 'copper-top' – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Peoples of the Middle-earth: „The Shibboleth of Fëanor”
The eldest also wore a copper circlet. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Peoples of the Middle-earth: „The Shibboleth of Fëanor”     

Maeglin:
He was tall and black-haired; his eyes were dark, yet bright and keen as the eyes of the Noldor, and his skin was white. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, Chapter 16: “Of Maeglin”

Mahtan:
He usually  wore a band of copper about his head. His hair was not as dark or black as was that of most of the Noldor, but brown, and had glints of coppery-red in it - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Peoples of the Middle-earth, Notes to “The Shibboleth of Fëanor”
Elves did not have beards until they entered their third cycle of life. Nerdanel's father was exceptional, being only early in his second. - Vinyar Tengwar #41

Míriel:
Silver was her hair and dark were her eyes, but her hands were more skilled to fineness than any hands even of the Noldor. (...) Her hair was like silver; and she was slender as a white flower in the grass. Soft and sweet was her voice, and she sang as she worked, like rippling water, in music without words. – J.R.R. Tolkien, Morgoth’s Ring, The Later Quenta Silmarillion

Nerdanel:
She was not among the fairest of her people. But she was strong (…) – J.R.R. Tolkien, Morgoth’s Ring, The Later Quenta Silmarillion, “Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor”
'the  first and last of Nerdanel's children had the reddish hair of her  kin'- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Peoples of the Middle-earth: "The Shibboleth of Fëanor”.
(...) herself had brown hair and a ruddy complexion(VT41)

Olwë:
The hair of Olwë was long and white, and his eyes were blue– J.R.R. Tolkien, Morgoth's Ring, The Later Quenta Silmarillion: “Of the Coming of the Elves".

Voronwë:
Then the Elf turned and looked up, and Tuor met the piercing glance of his sea-grey eyes, and knew that he was of the high folk of the Noldor.- J. R. R. Tolkien, Unfinished Tales, “Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin”
As Noldor generally had dark hair, we can assume that Voronwë was no exception to this rule.


If you know any other descriptions, please let us now (comment below or send us a note), and we’ll add it to the list.:)

Edited by Breogán (28/4/12) & Sirielle (23/11/13)

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~

The Silmarillion-Club is a group on deviantART centred around the early events from the world created by J. R. R. Tolkien: from the beginning of time up to the ending of the II Age of Sun, described in The Silmarillion, The Unfinished Tales, The Children of Húrin and The History of Middle-Earth
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

OH MY GOSH YOU GUYS. He's just AMAZING.

:iconcalculatus: This guy decided to make a breakdown of abilities of Blaze and Penn for me and there are some crazy stuff here!


Check it out!!!))


You gave us a few of Blaze's and Penn's abilities in the past but I decided that it wasn't good enough for me, so I fleshed their powers out some more by taking their skills and physical and spiritual properties of fire into account.

Blaze's powers


·Fire flows in his blood, making him immune to all foreign contaminants such as poison and disease.

                  o This would lead to regenerative healing factor since the flames would be constantly cauterizing his wounds. This is kind of like how phoenixes heal themselves.


Fire elementals are abnormally strong since fire spiritually represents strength.


·HEAT VISION!!!!


·He holds a symbiotic bond with fire, and can emit* it from his body through fire breath, explosions, flame armor, rocket-propelled flight, and temporarily transforming into a giant fire elemental like his mother.


·He is so talented at creating, controlling and becoming fire that he can phase through attacks.


·"Heat death": can cause the temperature of water or other internal fluid inside someone to rise dramatically, causing extreme pain, injury and very likely death. However, like Heat vision, this is extremely draining and really should only be used once before extended rest.

    

·He is capable of raising the temperature of molecules in objects, causing them to melt or evaporate.

    

·Depends on oxygen more than the average human, but does not need to drink. Dehydration is irrelevant.

    

·Able to create constructs, like shields and doors, from fire.

   

·A Fire elemental's power increases or decreases depending on the position of the sun in the sky, with their peak being Noon.

    

·talented enough in pyro-kinesis to superheat the air, creating an "air lens" to block off electricity and lightning

   

 ·By manipulating atoms in a different way he can create and control plasma and lightning. However these require concentration and peace of mind respectively.

 Penn's powers**

    

· Fire flows in his blood, making him immune to all foreign contaminants such as poison and disease.

        o This would lead to regenerative healing factor since the flames would be constantly cauterizing his wounds. This is kind of like how phoenixes heal themselves.

   

 ·Fire elementals are abnormally strong since fire spiritually represents strength.

    oPenn, however, inherited the Monstrous strength of Flame Queen. He is incredibly strong even among fire elementals

    

·He holds a symbiotic bond with fire, and can emit* it from his body through fire breath, explosions, flame armor, rocket-propelled flight, and temporarily transforming into a giant fire elemental like his mother.

    

·Penn draws strength, power and nourishment from his own rage.

    

·More skilled at swordsmanship than his brother.


·A Fire elemental's power increases or decreases depending on the position of the sun in the sky, with their peak being Noon.


·At least talented enough in pyro-kinesis to superheat the air, creating an "air lens" to block off electricity and lightning


·Though not good enough to create or control fire very well, he can still manipulate heat, like transferring heat from one object to another, and masking his own body heat.


·He CAN still cause Inflammation of the skin through his powers.


·Can FREEZE things by absorbing heat.


·Can dehydrate objects by blasting them with heat.


*It does not count as pyro-kinesis because it's not summoned from thin air, but rather channeled and expelled from their bodies.


**it should be assumed that, where flame control is concerned, Blaze can do everything his brother can.

You can choose any of these powers or all of them, and decide if they're innate or need to be figured out by them or if it just requires tons of training.

Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

Tip of the Day: Trying

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 12, 2012, 7:08 AM
Success comes from experience and experience comes from trying. You are on the right track as long as you keep trying.
Every failed attempt comes with knowledge and experience. Keep trying! You'll get it sooner or later :)

Sending positive vibes to you all!
Bobby

Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

:film: Storm over Gondolin, a brand new Silmarillion inspired movie in making. Some of you have probably heard of it after seeing chvacher's Gondolin concept art to it www.deviantart.com/art/Gondoli…
Here are homepage and FB fanpage of the project:
www.stormovergondolin.com/
www.facebook.com/pages/Storm-o…
I guess it is still in preproduction phase, fingers crossed for coming true :fingerscrossed:

Update - here is the first video blog from the creators:
www.dailymotion.com/video/x150…

Update 11 XII 2013 - there will be no Storm over Gondolin, unfortunately The Tolkien Estate has forbidden making it - message form the filmmakers published at the projects fanpage at Facebook:

Dear fans,
We come to you today with some sad news. The Tolkien Estate, the legal body which manages the rights to Tolkien’s works, has asked us to immediately cease working on the movie Storm over Gondolin. Like you, we are extremely disappointed to have to stop the production of a movie inspired by Tolkien’s legendarium. However, the entire team is staying on board and we are more excited than ever by the opportunity to create a new world inspired by the ancient mythologies. Much of our work still stands, and we are therefore announcing the production of a new fantasy film where you will find elves and orcs in an original universe. Thank you for your support and your fidelity ; a new step in our journey is beginning, and it is for you that we are taking it!

Source: www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…


:film: Another movie in production is The Hobbit based animation - www.facebook.com/TheHobbitAnim… This one should be done for Christmas 2014 :fingerscrossed:

:film: Italian production based on stories of the II Age:
Diari dalla Terza Era www.facebook.com/DiariDallaTer…
 - this movie is completed, we're waiting for the promised English subtitles :thumbsup:

:film: Wings over Arda, a finalized project, yet not available to see on-line, apart trailers and a few production clips at YT: tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Wings_…

Are there any news on the raoulmike's Fingolfin vs Morgoth stop motion project?

According to it's FB page Ancanar is still on hold: www.facebook.com/Ancanar/posts…

Jan 18, 2010, 4:24:14 PM

:film: Born of Hope is latest LotR inspired movie made by JRRT fans.
More details in the news article here: news.deviantart.com/article/10… and at www.bornofhope.com :thumbsup:

Other interesting movies are:
:bulletpurple: The Hunt for Gollum www.thehuntforgollum.com/
:bulletpurple: The Sons of Elrond www.vimeo.com/4321409 & behind the scenes www.vimeo.com/4347722
:bulletpurple: Firiel - interesting animation with beautiful songs by Aire and Saruman whitepalm.ru/mp3.htm I'm in love with this one :love:

Movies in production, apart The Hobbit of course:
:bulletpurple: Ancanar inspired by the history of Gondolin, though officially not being strictly JRRT works related movie:
:bulletwhite: HQ trailer www.rainfallfilms.com/projects…
:bulletwhite: Death is a Gift: www.ralphlister.com/video/v_de…
:bulletwhite: Finlomë's Fortunes: www.ralphlister.com/video/v_fo…
:bulletwhite: YouTube link youtube.com/watch?v=K07UUVSux1…
News at Facebook www.facebook.com/Ancanar
:bulletpurple: There is also Arrival at Esgaroth, to me seems to be more distant from Arda given a Warcraft-like elf appearing there:
HQ www.rainfallfilms.com/projects… & www.ralphlister.com/video/v_es… + main site www.rainfallfilms.com/projects…
:bulletpurple: Finally it looks like  The Silmarillion Film Project www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0bMYk… is still active silmfilm.proboards25.com/

Have you seen those? What do you think of them?

I'm especially awaiting Ancanar, the story is not directly from Arda, but I feel it will have the mood and mystery of The Silmarillion. I still need to see Born of Hope and The Hunt for Gollum, unfortunately my PC doesn't want to display HD movies easily.

Firiel inspired me to make my own test, but it'll be a long road till I can call it a movie: sirielle.deviantart.com/art/Lo… :meditation:

Sirielle
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

  • Mood: Happy Tears
*** Edit: This has been on my front page for a while, but it's been exposing a lot of people to independent publishing, so I've been keeping it up. ***

"So THAT'S why Pai's art flow has been so slow the last month or two!" Why yes, it is. And I'm already reverting to my usual habit of cranking out art like there's no tomorrow again 8D

I'M SURE YOU ALL don't REMEMBER THE PIECE OF WRITING I DID BACK IN NOVEMBER, DEMISE OF THE SPIRIT'S GUIDING LADY. Well. Back in February, I decided on the spur of the moment to turn it into a comic series. I figured, 'oh it's pretty short, and I've already got everything written and all the characters designed, why not?' Then things happened and pages started to fly out and it was decided that I was going to get it published, and... well... IT WAS! The zero-budget comic ended up being done in just six months (for the first couple months I was just treating it as a side-project, but if I'd known it was getting published it would've been completed a lot sooner xDD I REALLY worked during the summer though to crank out the rest before my self-assigned due date.), and it stretches 144 pages, and I gotta say I'm pretty proud of it... xD it's my first finished comic.

I'll also admit though that the actual process of publishing it was terrifying. I was SO nervous about screwing up; but after many, many hours last Saturday of Being Careful, I finally sent it out and it was clear for publishing by Sunday afternoon, and I just got in my first 10 copies today. With excellent timing, it also went through to Amazon today.

I'm shocked at how nice the actual books are. They're 186 pages ('cause the writing is included in there, too), almost the same width as a regular manga, but the pages are thin so it's a little on the small side.The double cover is printed really nicely and all the insides (printed on deliciously cream-colored paper) came out WAY nicer then I expected--especially the comic part.







The comic you can read for free here, at MangaMagazine.net. I joined the site a while back to support another friend who had a comic there, and eventually got really interested in the community and decided to start posting Demise there and see how things turned out. It has a lot of nice people on it, and if you enjoy making comics I encourage you to post a series there. My next comic will be up there, as well. 8D

I had the books published through CreateSpace after finding out about it from Lubrian, who published her book Hurricane Lane there (which I HIGHLY encourage you check out. I bought a copy of it, myself xD it's a great book). The process was extremely easy and stress free (aside from all the self-inflicted stress I kept putting on myself, of course), and it costed little to nothing, aside from the price of actually buying copies (horray for supporting zero-budget projects!). They do music and movies, too. And their terms are incredibly reasonable (I was so nervous when I made my account that I actually went through and read ALL their terms and agreements).

It's pretty crazy, trying to tell myself that I've published a book. It's pretty much been a dream of mine since I was a child to hold my own book, a book that I wrote, a book that was professionally printed and a book that people could buy. My mom had called me at work telling me that the books had come in, and I was just SO EXCITED, and kind of flabbergasted at the thought of, "My childhood dream is waiting for me in a package when I get home." She later said that when I opened the box and took out a copy I looked like I was going to cry xD I still can't really believe it. I keep picking it up and fingering through it and just sort of sitting there, staring at it.

Overall, this has been one heck of an exciting day xD  Oh, and you can actually get a copy here. I'm not really asking anyone to buy it, you really don't have to, but they're certainly there if you'd like one xD They're printed to order, so they'll never go out of stock.

And to end this extremely long journal, I shall leave you off with the obligatory GO READ QUASICAKE! 8D
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

Tolkien's Birthday

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 3, 2013, 6:26 AM


Let us celebrate the Master's birthday (January 3rd, 1892) with a virtual toast! (It comes in pints) :beer:


JRR Tolkien by AudreyBenjaminsen

Tolkien Tribute by DanielGovar

Tolkien Daydreams by Lueb-Art


Rohirrim journal skin.

Horse head © 2009 - Grinmir-stock
Texture by kizistock
Knotwork by gbrgraphix
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

The Middle-earth News interviewed me on my Tolkien themed illustrations. Here's the published article!

(:
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.