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Tomorrow and Tomorrow--Chapter 4-A Loki/Sigyn Fic
Chapter Four
He looked much the same, Sigyn thought. This supposed husband of hers. His shadowy hair had grown longer and hung like frayed thread around his collar. He might have been leaner, too. Paler. Gaunt. The skin around his mouth was pulled taut, creased by two tense lines on either side of his lips that gave him an earnest air. But his eyes, fierce and feverish, paired with his quick, cutting smile hinted at something much deeper. Something much darker. Something that was beginning to frighten her…
Sigyn squirmed under Loki’s gaze. She couldn’t say why, but she kept one hand around the shaft of her axe. Vaguely, she wondered where Grane had run off to after their tumble down the slope. Perhaps she wouldn’t be able to find him. Perhaps he was gone for good, like so many other cherished lives that had been lost to her over the long, desolate years of her exile.
But her pessimism seemed misplaced. If there was ever a time that she might doubt
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Text Messages I: Julius Caesar
Text Messages I: Julius Caesar
February 2, 2013, 12:04 AM
You pulled me out of bed at midnight tonight, I don’t know why. We fought for about half an hour, until I ended up in the E.R., trying now desperately to reach you. The paradox is, you’re the only one who can really help me now. Stop the pain. Level nine pain, pushing a ten. Why don’t you answer me back when I call?
February 2, 2013, 1:35 AM
Haven’t heard from you, though I know you can feel me, see me squirming under the helicopter bright lights, the guy in the next bed crying for his methadone. The doctors here wants to give me a different drug this time, not the one that works. Why do they always try to reinvent the wheel?
February 2, 2013, 2:10 AM
Still waiting to hear back from you. The medication I was given didn’t even touch the pain. I told them so. I told you so. When will I reach you? When will you think of extending your hand like Lazarus, who had the power to
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Voice Message I
Hi,
It’s me. I guess you’re not around. Which is strange, because you usually are. If this isn’t a good time for you... sorry.  
I’ll be quick. I don’t want to take up a lot of your time, although you have a habit of messing with mine…
I’m actually calling about last Monday. Yeah. So I had to cancel my appointment with my shrink. I hate doing that. She’s always very understanding about it, except she’s out of my network and I have to pay the full $350 whether I see her or not. It was a joint session too. You should’ve shown up. And you did, on the early-side. That’s the problem.
I ended up sleeping most of the day away instead of making that drive to Manhattan, taking the, uh, perilous, FDR and me vomiting into an emesis bag. I know. I should be happy to stay in bed. You saved me a lot of trouble.
But I could argue, if I wanted to—feeling a little petty here---that the trade-off wasn’t exactly fai
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Johns Hopkins
They said,
Three weeks for your life
And I cried
In the admissions office
Where the receptionist consoled me
Where I sat with her
And she told me
It was her grandnephew’s birthday
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Glen Cove
Mostly
I miss the smell of horses in summer
With chalk dust on their hooves
And the bees
Building hollow hives
In driftwood fences.
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Warrioress Tunic Side View
Another view of my warrioress tunic. Fun fact: I bought the silver fabric about four years ago on my birthday at Mood Fabrics in NYC and didn’t use it until now. So happy I got to work with it finally!
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Warrioress Tunic
This piece took me several months to complete. It consists of an overtunic, a chiffon and spandex undershirt, spandex leggings and a chiffon cape. It is made to be worn under armor. The fabric is from Mood. Special thanks, as always, to my sewing instructor who helped me with this project and saw me through all the difficult bits. She is truly a rockstar....the best teacher I have ever had. 
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A few weeks ago, I started writing again after a long hiatus. I have a severe chronic illness (gastroparesis, it basically means that my stomach is paralyzed) and for a myriad of physical and emotional reasons, I was simply unable to bring myself to put pen to paper. Finally, however, I was able to start a Lord of the Rings fanfiction and while editing the prologue, I was rather stunned by my prose. In the opening paragraph, the main character is violently murdered (shot in the stomach with an arrow, what a Freudian slip!) and dies. Not at all like the romantic stories with pleasant endings I used to write. So my question is, have any events in your life changed the way you write? And if so, what were the events (only if you feel comfortable sharing) and how did your writing change?
Hello All!
I'm looking for an artist who can create a graphic art (photoshopped or whatever program you are familiar with) book cover and matching desktop background for my Lord of the Rings fanfiction. The book cover would be posted on Fanfiction.net (sized 300x450 pixels) and here on Deviantart. The desktop background (the size is up to the artist) is for personal use only. Both pieces would include the character Gil-galad, High King of the Noldorin Elves (pictures of him will be provided) and an OC (I can provide pics for the OC, but the artist is also welcome to choose another pic as long as he/she uses my OC's faceclaim). Any other images used, such as stock images, etc. are completely up to the artist's discretion as well. Payment will be 800 points. There is no deadline. If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to note me or contact me via this thread. Also, if you could include a few samples of your work or a link to your gallery, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for stopping by!

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Lee Anne
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I am a Brooklyn, NYC native, but I dream of Middle-Earth. I have a B.A. in history, my greatest passion, although I am also a devotee to literature (of almost any kind) and writing. I’m also a horror movie junkie and huge nerd for anything that involves fantasy. While I am certainly not a professional artist, I am a perfectionist and I take my hobbies very seriously. I am a crocheter and a cosplayer and absolutely obsessed with costuming.

Thanks so very much for visiting my page. If you have any questions or comments about the pieces in my gallery, please feel free to shoot me a note. I always love hearing from fellow deviants.
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Amanthoniel-Behind the Scenes of Series One

Journal Entry: Tue May 6, 2014, 3:21 PM
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Hello friends and fellow deviants!
Today I’m ringing all the church bells, blasting some music and doing a little happy dance because I’ve finally finished my first Amanthoniel cosplay. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay, so perhaps you guys might remember that some time ago that I embarked on the rather ambitious (an unrepentantly nerdy) project of cosplaying my LOTR original character, Amanthoniel. As I’ve discussed in a previous journal entry (see here), I created Amanthoniel some ten years ago, but was never able to find a suitable story for her, or any other artistic channel to bring her to life. But then, after ten years of keeping her floating in creative limbo, I started cosplaying and taking sewing lessons and I realized that I could tell her story in my own way. And so began my new costuming adventure. Thus far, I’ve been dedicating most of my free time to create a progressive series of cosplays that will not only depict Amanthoniel, but also include bits and pieces of her story.

While I started this project WAY back in October, RL and my continuing health issues hampered the process is almost every way unimaginable. But now, however, I am insanely happy to announce that the first cosplay is finished and will now by posted on DA. So yes, I am going quite berserk with joy. :D

All right, let’s get down to business. There are a few tidbits about the whole process of making Series One (as I’ve dubbed it) and Amanthoniel herself I’d like to share with you before I start submitting a bunch of shiny new deviations. First off, a little background info on Amanthoniel;

Amanthoniel is an original Elf character based on Tolkien’s universe. She is of Noldorin descent, lives in Middle Earth and comes from what we might describe as an upper class background. However, unlike the other few Noldor residing in Middle Earth (Galadriel, Glorfindel, etc.) her social standing is decidedly lower on the totem pole. She currently holds the position of Captain of the Galadhrim in Lothlorien, an office that is usually filled by the lower ranking Silvan Elves. In my fanon, she is the first Captain of Lothlorien under Galadriel and Celeborn’s rule, a role that will, in time, be passed on to the Silvan Elf, Haldir.

However, what she otherwise lacks in the overall Eldar hierarchy of Middle-Earth, she attempts to compensate for by being a skilled warrior and military tactician, which helps land her the job as Captain in the first place. Fittingly, this first cosplay is focused on her duties as commanding officer of the Lothlorien Guard and set early in the Third Age, when her career has just about reached its zenith. Each photo, therefore, documents Amanthoniel’s annual spring journey to scout the most distant borders of Lothlorien and is also accompanied by a short entry from her personal journal detailing the particulars of her trip.

Well, now that I’ve given you a bit of her biography, I’d like to blab about the technical aspects of this cosplay that have kept me busy as bee these last seven months.

The main concept of this costume was inspired by Haldir’s garb in FOTR. The tunic Amanthoniel wears in grey linen, with criss-crossing, pintucked flaps that are connected at the shoulders and hang in loose spirals down the back, creating a “winged” effect. While making this tunic, I tried to focus on both functionality and femininity, without making the piece too elaborate. As a result, only the undertunic and leggings sport decorative gold leaf trim, a small symbol of her status as Captain.

The boots, likewise, were also made by me, based on Arwen’s riding boots in FOTR. To make them, I took an old pair of boots and covered them in faux leather to hide the side-zipper and added laces to the back.

The scabbard I made as well, using Worbla to make the silver ornaments and painting the plastic base to look like leather. Additionally, I made the leather sword belt, although I should note that I did not make the silver buckle (that comes courtesy of TheIronRing) nor the sword (custom-made by Dekokatana for me).

And there you have it folks, the first in what should be a long series of Amanthoniel cosplays. May I repeat: YAY!!!

All right, all right, enough chatting. I think I managed to bore even myself with all these long-winded details. In any case, I really hope you guys like this cosplay. It was certainly a lot of hard work, but I enjoyed every minute of it. ;) Until next time!

Best,
Lee Anne (aka celticbard76)

PS I’ll be submitting one deviation a day for a week so that you might better follow Amanthoniel’s progression on her springtime journey into the Wild.



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MayGoldworthy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your work! Have a Llama :D
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rockettreverie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017   General Artist
Happy Birthday (four days ago)! :cake:
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DC-26 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
I missed your birthday recently, but I think of you often.
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Namco-NintendoFan-88 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
HAPPY 28th BIRTHDAY, Lee Anne, a.k.a. "celticbrad76," dear traditional sculpture artist, literaturist, model, 'n cosplayer gal, and :iconmeago:! :hug:
Since you two were born in July 20, 1988, you two may share the same birthday today! Hug Hug
Singing Singing Singing Singing Dance! Dance! Boogie! Boogie! Party Airborne

Good luck, beautiful, and I hope you'll have the same great shared birthday today!
Also wishing you keep up the good work on all awesome traditional sculpture art, literaturist, modelings, 'n cosplays; I love 'em! ;) (Wink) Heart
Thumbs Up Pringles Have your cake and eat it too Yummy pie!

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Nelson C. [my real name],
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Los Angeles, CA ;) (Wink)

Since I wouldn't have been able to do some birthday muro drawings, I got you three extra drawing copies, so...
SURPRISE;
Believe it or not, three birthday muro drawing copies I made, of birthday feet, chibi Haruhi Suzumiya, and Mikuru Asahina wishing you one, so, wishes 'n' luck!
Click on them:
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Lilithaya Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
Happy Birthday ^^ birthday cake
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DC-26 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
I thought you might like this poem:
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celticbard76 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a great poem! I certainly can relate. Thank you so much for sharing it with me, DC!
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DC-26 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
I'd just been thinking of you randomly, and then stumbled across that poem.  Great timing, as I think you'd mentioned recently (at the time) you weren't feeling your best.
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TheKerwinator Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Professional Writer
Why thank you for the fav! :D
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