The 12 Days of TolkienThe 12 Days of Tolkien7 years ago in Humor More Like This
The 12 Days of Tolkien.
On the 1st day of Yule, J. Tolkien gave to me: an almighty Ruling Ring.
On the 2nd day of Yule, J. Tolkien gave to me: Two Towers, and an almighty Ruling Ring.
On the 3rd day of Yule, J. Tolkien gave to me: 3 stone trolls, Two Towers, and an almighty Ruling Ring.
On the 4th day of Yule, J. Tolkien gave to me: 4 Shire hobbits, 3 stone trolls, Two Towers, and an almighty Ruling Ring.
On the 5th day of Yule, J. Tolkien gave to me: 5 lembas breads, 4 Shire hobbits, 3 stone trolls, Two Towers, and an almighty Ruling Ring.
On the 6th day of Yule, J. Tolkien gave to me: 6 Rohirrim riding, 5 lembas breads, 4 Shire hobbits, 3 stone trolls, Two Towers, and an almighty Ruling Ring.
On the 7th day of Yule, J. Tolkien gave to me: 7 skulls a-rolling, 6 Rohirrim riding, 5 lembas breads, 4 Shire hobbits, 3 stone trolls, Two Towers, and an almighty Ruling Ring.
On the 8th day of Yule, J. Tolkien gave to me: 8 men a-marching, 7 skulls a-rolling, 6 Rohirrim ri
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
Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 1Mass Effect fanfiction: Lonely Heart - Chapter 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Chapter 1 Hunt
"Someone should learn how to drive," Garrus Vakarian thought shaking his head while he investigated the damaged Mako in the cargo hold of the Normandy. He held a great deal of respect toward Commander Shepard, but her driving wasto put it mildlyreckless. Mako was designed to be used in extreme conditions, but at times he thought that Shepard was asking too much from the vehicle and it was his job to fix anything her driving broke. "Next time she comes around, I'll tell her to stop driving like mad, I sure will," Garrus thought.
"Hi there," Shepard's voice jarred him out from his thoughts. "How's she looking?"
Garrus started to turn to face herhe fully intended to speak his mind about the matterbut she was standing much closer than he had expected and for a reason he couldn't understand her hand, which was resting right next to his, gave him a pause. He had never really paid any attention to her hands be
Tolkien's ElvesTolkien's ElvesTolkien's Elves8 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
When dealing with such complex works as The Lord of the Rings and its affiliated books, written by J.R.R. Tolkien and in some cases edited by his son Christopher, one becomes saturated by the vast variety of characters and races represented. However, one must keep in mind that all the races can be broken down further than a general classification. An excellent example of this is Elves, the Eldar, Firstborn Children of Iluvatar.
Although all Elves are indeed the Firstborn Children, they can first be divided into two classes: the Calaquendi, the Elves of Light, the High-elves, those Elves who heeded the westward summons and dwelt in Valinor, land of the Gods, during the time of the Two Trees; and the Moriquendi, Elves of the Darkness, who remained in Middle Earth and never saw the Light that was before the Moon and Sun, for they were the lovers of stars and the twilight.
The Calaquendi contained three groups of Elves: the Vanyar, the Noldor, and the
Kings and Queens of Numenor KINGS AND QUEENS OF NUMENORKings and Queens of Numenor7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
THE EARLY DAYS
Veleth Reniar aen -Sindarin-Veleth Reniar aen -Sindarin-4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
2011 ©Charissa Klassen
Language: Sindarin (J.R.R. Tolkien)
(translation is below)
Nan Veleth feir Ia Reniar aen.
Ethuil hen i-hant bain pêl naer
Nu 'elais vraig gala dagi lyth pain
Mas minlu lyth a gelaidh edlothiant.
Dint pîn miriant dolthad ned glae voe
A duilin laew edona líreg ned gylf dynd
An chír pân avar miriad a linnad.
Mas i-hantien fael ia melant hant hen?
I-eleth mistant or rîw a rhîw dartha.
Mas glennant han lam velui liria voe
'lass dothol ned aur nuin duilin laew.
Si u-ben renia hant hen ah i-eleth?
Tiro! En renion vae, eleth velui hen.
Edhellim bain gwant círa ath aearon,
Nae! avar melad amar firol hen?
"Novaer naer hen pedin be lu toll
An illaid prestar aen, naeth a glass."
I-eleth galen pent anim po aur han
"Ui-renio i-ven amar bronannen ammen,
An uim awartha i-amar hen an uir.
Alle Perian vuin ui annathon rîn nîn.
U-bân naeth arfael a 'novaer' vethed."
An aearon ned gwaith în radant
NOT a petThey returned to Doriath: Beren, Lúthien, and him. After some explaining to Thingol (not his business, luckily), they were treated like heroes. A lot of food that he didn't have to chase himself, a soft place to sleep... Huan would be content with his life here, if not for...NOT a pet5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Doggie! Doggie! Play with doggie!"
He sighed. Really, how many of them could Doriath have? To Huan, they seemed to be everywhere. And what was that? A chewing toy?
"I AM NOT A PET!"
Oh drat... That was the third time. Maybe I can bark in morse code?
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
I am FaramirI am Faramir11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I am the youthful spirit of the sky
born with compassion and love for music
I revel in joy and happiness
where love has no boundaries
I am the shoulder to cry upon
the laughter of the soul
your guardian against all foes
the one to whisk you away
I am the servant of my country
my life's oath to defend that which I hold dear
to embrace those I love
I am Faramir
The ValarManwe, Lord of sky and air,The Valar6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
King of Eagles, tall and fair,
Ruler of the Valar royal,
To Iluvatar he remains loyal.
Elbereth resides with him,
Silver'd hair, tall and slim.
She is the Maker of the Star,
She hears all, near and far.
Wrapped in majesty and power,
Robed in earthly tree and flower,
Green her eyes and slim her girth,
Yavanna brought forth the forests in birth.
Aule wrought first the Dwarven folk
In secret, but Illuvatar spoke:
"'Tis not their time - they must keep,
And under mountain must they sleep."
Ulmo is the King of the Sea,
And mariners bow down to he.
His horns sound in the deeps and foam,
Calling Elven stragglers home.
Mandos is the Speaker of Doom,
Gathers dead spirits in his room,
In the House of the Dead he abides,
To Iluvatar only he confides.
Nienna the Weeper is his kin,
Pity she is, and welcomes in
Any who are in need of hope,
Those who mourn she helps to cope.
When Orome the huntsman rides,
All evil creatures before him hide,
Loved by horsemen near and far,
Lament for the White Tree.Lament for the White Tree.11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Sign of kings and Numenor's power,
Born from Celeborn's white flower,
Nimloth fair, tall did you grow,
But in Ar-Pharazon you found a foe.
Oh, Nimloth fair, blessed Tree,
The axe did fall, thrice times three,
Nimloth, who Yavanna adored,
Fell to blow from axe and sword.
Yet praises be to Elendil tall,
Who took, before Numenor's fall,
Nimloth's child, small and fair,
In Minas Ithil it blossomed there.
Though thrice it died, to plague or war,
Thrice the king a sapling saw.
Nimloth! Nimloth! Your name is fair,
Your children live whilst kings take air.
But now that time is gone and dead.
No king to lead the country's head.
Nimloth now has no heir,
Gondor has no king to care.
In the Steward's courtyard bright,
The last White Tree, no longer white,
Waiting for the king to come,
There are no Ages of the Sun.
The line of Numenor is gone,
Of those old kings there is not one.
Nimloth bright, you wait in vain,
The kings will not come again!
Ai, Nimloth! Fairer than Tinuviel,
In Numenor once you f
Lords of Andunie ANCESTORS OF THE LORDS OF ANDUNIELords of Andunie7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Name Tar Elendil
Meaning Friend of Elves
Rank 4th High King of Numenor
Reigned: Year 590-740 2nd Age of the Sun
Traits Studier of ancient lore, writer of many books
Father of Silmarien
Meaning She of the Shining Light
ME: ThereafterME: Thereafter4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/Pairings: FemShep / Garrus
Disclaimer: Everything belongs to Bioware, I'm merely attempting to expand upon it.
This takes place a few weeks, possibly a month, after the destruction of Sovereign.
Exiting out of the CIC, Garrus Vakarian strolled down the stairwell toward the living quarters of the SSV Normandy. The celebration that had followed the defeat of Sovereign was going on all throughout the Citadelthroughout the parts that remained relatively intact, that is. He was all for revelry after the hell he and his commanding officer had gone through, but it had turned out to be livelier than he preferred. He noticed how empty the ship felt, especially with the looming silence in the air. His mind began to wander to the faces he had seen at the celebration. All the crew from this ship, the people he knew from C-Sec, high ranking officials he had investigated, ev
Under Better Circumstances 2 - After Hours VisitorTitle: Under Better Circumstances - Chapter 2: After Hours VisitorUnder Better Circumstances 2 - After Hours Visitor3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/Pairing: Commander Nevada Shepard (femShep) and James Vega
*****SPOILERS ARE IN THIS CHAPTER!!!!*****
Chapter 2 - After Hours Visitor
The lights in the Detention Center were dimmed and the halls were quiet. Apart from a couple of Alliance soldiers doing their rounds around the building, Nevada Shepard was alone. Locked in her room night after night, she had nothing to do but patiently wait for morning to break over the horizon. Every night the silence haunted her, tugging on the verge of her sanity. The longer she waited for her trial, the more her isolation crept into the depths of her mind. She was a prisoner restricted to an empty cell where her only company was her memories.
Lying down on the bed, her eyes welled up. She wanted nothing more than to spend another night on the hard mattress in her quarters aboard the Normandy. It may have been unp
ME3: The BreakdownThessia was a disaster. Kai Leng stole Vendetta from Shepard, Cerberus now had the information on the Catalyst, and the homeworld of the Asari was now completely abandoned, as all life on it was expunged by the Reapers. Although many Asaris succeeded in leaving the planet before the Reaper fleets finished it off, it was still a hefty blow to their race, and even more so for Liara.ME3: The Breakdown3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Shepard felt awful about that, this was even worse than his mission to the Bahak System, at least there he could've took comfort in the fact that he stalled the Reaper invasion for several more months. But here, there was no upside, no sense of victory, just complete, and utter, failure. For the first time in Jack Shepard's life, he failed in a mission, no matter what sacrifice he took, or promises he made to the Asari on the battleground, he failed.
Tali could see the distraught looks on both the faces of Shepard and Liara. As Cortez took them back to the Normandy in the Kodiak, she honestly co
Under Better Circumstances - 5 - CheckmateTitle: Under Better Circumstances - Chapter 5: CheckmateUnder Better Circumstances - 5 - Checkmate3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/Pairing: Commander Nevada Shepard (femShep) and James Vega
*****SPOILERS ARE IN THIS CHAPTER!!!!*****
Chapter 5 - Checkmate
While traveling from one solar system to another, Lieutenant James Vega came to the conclusion that this would be the opportune moment to approach the Commander. He had questions brewing about the recent mission Nevada Shepard embarked on with her fellow Alliance officer. Although, it was hardly about the mission it was about their interactions.
The way Major Alenko idolized Shepard was becoming a nuisance and was causing the rivalry between them to brew. James didn't know how much longer he would be able to control his urges to settle things between them once and for all. The only thing holding him back was his devotion to the Commander. He wanted nothing more than to protect her but if she refused it if she desired somethin
Numenorean NamesName MeaningNumenorean Names6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Adunakhor Lord of the West
Aldarion Of the trees
Amandil Devoted to Aman
Under The Moonlight SkyHe looked longingly out upon the sea that stretched in front of him. It had been two years exactly since he has left his kids, and many more since his wife passed. Even though they had passed many towns and saw many women, none could compare to her. He closed his eyes as he remembered the last moment of hers.Under The Moonlight Sky7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The fire nation was attacking the poor village of theirs. Fires blazing everywhere that quickly melt the ice and snow around them. He looked around for his family. His children were safe inside with their grandmother. His son, however, wanted to fight, wanted to join in the fun as he called it. But where was his wife? No where to be found.
He left the battle for a moment to look for her, if he could find her, than maybe everything would be ok. He ran around to where she could be, she was no where to be seen. Finally he found her, but it was not good. She laid there in the snow, blood all around.
He ran to her, hoping that by doing so, he could save her. He clung to
Shades of GreySummary: Manwë visits Melkor in the Void, and finds pity for the former enemy in his heart. Sometimes, there are shades of grey between white and black...Shades of Grey4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Disclaimer: Just Retelling Reuel's Tales
Beta reader: Cairistiona
It was cold here, upon Taniquetil. The air was thin, and the snow on the peak never melted. The wind didn't blow. It was peaceful, serene a white silence stretching through the halls of Ilmarin. There, high above all, Manwë sat on his throne, and his sight was directed to the east. The threat to Middle-earth has been destroyed. The One Ring has been melted in the fires of Orodruin, and a new age began. Change could be felt all over the world. And yet the expression of the Elder King was not one of joy. His all-seeing eyes were half-closed, focused not on the happening in the world, but something else. A memory, maybe. Then h
Getting To Know YouPlease note: This is a Zemyx fanfiction, meaning Zexion and Demyx are paired together as a couple. *Sort of* If you are not supportive of this pairing please do not flame. Thank you.Getting To Know You8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was hard not to see that the first time the Organization had a meeting with nine members, Zexion was watching the new one. It was hard not to see that even when Zexion went on a mission, he would come back to watch the new member more with observant eyes and never let him out of his sight for long. It was hard not to see that the new member was watching him back. Unless you were Zexion.
Zexion wasn't stupid. He wasn't ignorant, and he wasn't an idiot. But if you were talking about love, emotions, and partners, Zexion had nothing to say. Because he didn't love, he didn't have emotions, and he certainly didn't have the time or patience for a partner. Unless, of course, you meant in his studies.
When the new member came, Zexion wasn't too thrilled. He was indifferent when IX asked his name, and he
House of Feanor ChemistryElements:House of Feanor Chemistry4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Feanor: will bond with Nerdanel to produce Seven Sons of Feanor. Will form a +3 cation in the presence of a Melkor, even though this creates a very unstable atom. In its cation state, a Feanor can induce a dipole in most Elf molecules and elements, causing instability, which is particularly pronounced in the Sons of Feanor molecules. Unlike other elements, a Feanor +3 will experience an increase in its electronegativity and attempt to wrest electrons away from other elements. If it attempts to does this with a Morgoth -3 or a Gothmog, the Feanor will explode in a shower of subatomic particles and scatter itself over a wide area.
Nerdanel: will bond with a Feanor to produce the Seven Sons of Feanor molecules. The Nerdanel molecule itself is usually found bonded to a Mahtan or Feanor element, or by itself far away from other Noldorian elements.
Maedhros: non-polar molecule made up of Nerdanel and Feanor elements with a higher number of Nerdanels. May bond with a Fing
TSATS, Chapter ICHAPTER I – Must Love SingingTSATS, Chapter I2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The bells were ringing.
Thranduil lifted his head from where he and Galion had been going over a list of provisions, though the serving Elf seemed by far more concerned by the sound than his king. However, they both listened.
Steps from outside brought Dimethor through the tent’s entrance, his light hair still slightly tousled, indicating he had been asleep until just before this moment.
The Elf looked from his King and back towards the entrance: "Dale, my lord."
Thranduil refrained from pointing out the obvious; he already knew the bells indicated Dale.
"Has the festival started early?"
Dimethor’s face looked troubled: "I doubt it, sire. And the beats are too frantic."
Galion looked to the King, who pondered for a moment before straightening; he was half a head taller than the other two.
Dimethor bowed his head in a jerky motion and pushed the tent flap aside once more, disappearing and issuing orders. Aro
Never late to learn new things"Ooh, and try this! Delicious!" Varda smiled radiantly.Never late to learn new things5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Muhm..." Manwë replied with full mouth.
"Yes dear, but you just must try these cakes! They are from the Vanyarin baker!" Yavanna said enthusiastically.
Oromë looked up from his roasted beef, but then returned to it, too busy to voice his opinion.
Námo chewed something with the expression of a deep meditation on his face, as he rolled the bite on his tongue.
"They need it to life, you know..." he said thoughtfully, after finishing the mouthful.
"Uhm..." Manwë approved his observation.
"I just wonder... Why didn't we have this idea before?"