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“Could you make any comment on the recent series of hurricanes, Your Majesty?”

The Vala winced and sighed. These newspaper guys were really annoying.

“Should I ever comment on them?” he asked coldly. “And… what newspaper are you from?”

“Tirion Weekly News!” the elf replied with a daring smile. “So, lord Manwe… anything to say about it? You know, several buildings were destroyed completely, some ships sank, lots of damage everywhere…”

“I know,” the Vala interrupted, expecting another wave of headache. “What do you want from me?”

“I’d like to know if you have any connection to those disastrous events.”

“As a lord of winds I surely have…” Manwe allowed himself a sarcastic smile. “But all in all…” he paused, browsing through the memories of past few weeks… a telling-off from Eru... a “slight” disagreement with Varda… Eonwe’s being involved in yet another duel… and finally Laure’s quiet but bold celebration of Ilse, the Day of Silver, one of the festivals of the Dark…

The elf-reporter waited.

“Well…?” he demanded after a minute of silence.

“Ah! Sorry… well, all in all it was… just a natural disaster!”

The elf understood Manwe’s glance perfectly well and left the palace almost running… to be nearly blown away by another storm…
Originally written for B2MEM 2010, but as it suits the contest topic at #tolkien, I decided to submit it here =)
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jozzel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Hilarious! I love it!
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Thanks a lot and for the fav too!
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BellaElizabethLarsen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010   General Artist
Absolutely loved it! So creative and funny! Keep up the good work!
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Thanks a lot for this compliment! If you wish to see more of that "good work" - welcome to my page at FFN [link]
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BellaElizabethLarsen Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010   General Artist
Thanks for the hint! I will check it out! :D
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
You're welcome!
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010   Digital Artist
Interesting :thumbsup: Anything more about the "celebration of Ilse, the Day of Silver, one of the festivals of the Dark"?
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Thanks =) And yes, I could say quite a lot about it. This line is a hint on the Black Book of Arda (a.k.a. Black Silmarillion), a very long (indeed a book) and elaborate fanfic from the dark point of view. (if you can read in Russian perhaps you'd like it =)) Laure is also a character mentioned there.
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010   Digital Artist
Great news :D I'm really curious about thsi book! (Answering a different comment to keep that other one about translations in my message center, just in case I've forgotten).
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
:D So complicated, but I understand what you mean =)
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Hi! Any news about the translation you have mentioned in the other comment here?
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Unfortunately all I can say now is that I will be able to turn to it after I finish and defend my PhD thesis, and it should be around New Year.
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010   Digital Artist
I've heard of this book! Pity my Russian is so poor, I can barely say my name etc. :( I hope someone will translate it (or I'll improve my Russian?) one day :fingerscrossed:
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
I am going to translate it when I'm through with my PhD thesis, but it'll be only in a year or so...
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DanaAnderson Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
=) Funny but so true!
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Oh yes, it is! :D
I am glad you like it!
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DanaAnderson Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
It's well written!
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Hmmm, I did my best =) And I'll do more of my best for you =)
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relhom Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: :)
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
:bow: :blushes: Thanks!
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