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Kenaz: Stone

From the Years of the Trees through the Fourth Age – it’s time once again to make your Tolkien FPS fanfic dreams come true…

Have you always wanted to read a certain pairing or scenario, but couldn’t write it yourself? Have it written for you – specifically and especially for your own sweet self! And share your own gift in exchange!

That’s right, it’s time for My Slashy Valentine! The exchange focuses on the Elves, Men, Dwarves, Valar and Maiar of J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium. Maybe it’s Gildor and Glorfindel you love, or perhaps Boromir-on-Theodred strikes your fancy... or maybe Lúthien and Thuringwethil is your OTP? From the Years of the Trees to the Fourth Age, from sultry tales of the Silmarillion to romances in the Ring Wars – spread the word, recruit your friends and fellow authors, and have some fun!

Important Dates:

  • Sign-up Period: July 2 - July 15
  • Assignments to be distributed by  July 29th
  • Deadline for first time participants: September 2nd
  • Deadline for returning participants: September 9th
  • Archive opens: September 16th, 2018
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Every Breath by Himring & A Reminder by PikaDrayer
tyler durden
Every Breath by Himring
Summary: Fingon has rescued his cousin Maedhros from Thangorodrim--their thoughts on the subject of obligation and gratitude.
Rated: Teenage Audience
Categories: FPS Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Type: Hurt/Comfort
Warning: Depressing themes
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Word count: 96

A Reminder by PikaDrayer
Summary: When Glorfindel forget one of the rules Elrond set at the beginning of their relation it is up to the Lord of Rivendel to remind him why those rules are in place.
Rated: Mature Audience
Categories: FPS > Elrond/Glorfindel, FPS > Glorfindel/Elrond Characters: None
Type: Hurt/Comfort
Warning: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Word count: 1996

Balcony Scene & Fingon Toasts the Stars by Himring
tyler durden
Balcony Scene by Himring
Summary:In Valinor, after Maedhros and Fingon's re-embodiment.
A light and fluffy variation on the famous rescue, with a little bit of help from the Bard.
Rated: Teenage Audience
Categories: FPS Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Type: Romance/Drama
Warning: Sap/Fluff
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Word count: 199

Fingon Toasts the Stars by Himring
Summary:Fingon, by himself, musing on the night sky, glass in hand.
Rated: Teenage Audience
Categories: FPS Characters: Fingon, Maedhros
Type: Romance/Drama
Warning: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Word count: 70

Where the Stars Burn & Stirring the Embers by Dziude
Shaun of the dead

Where the Stars Burn by Dziude
Summary: Sometimes there is hope to be found where it is least expected. A little poetic musing which could be from the POV of either lover... let me know who you imagine.
Rated: General Audience
Categories: FPS, FPS; Gimli/Legolas
Characters: Gimli, Legolas
Type: PWP, Romance/Drama
Warning: None
Chapters: 1 Completed

Stirring the Embers by Dziude
Summary: A dwarf may well stare into the fire, on the long evenings out in the wilds. Or gaze past it, to what is behind- and what is inside himself.
Rated: General Audience
Categories: FPS, FPS > Gimli/Legolas, FPS > Legolas/Gimli Characters: Gimli, Legolas
Type: Romance/Drama
Warning: Angst
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Word count: 649

Discord server.
tyler durden

So with the decrease in stories on LoM, and the forum all but dead. I figured that I would attempt to set up a discord server for LoM. See we can't compete with A03, and it's as simple as that, but I know that the community is larger than what we see, and so I figured that we all might need to talk to some other tolkien slash nut once in a while.

Right now there is nothing there but a general chat, I will happily set up different subchats, but I am going to wait a little and see if anyone wants to use the server at all. 

You'd need create a discord login, but it's free and can run in your browser if you don't wish to download the program. It also runs on any smartphone. 

Discord is a chat server for gamers, but can be used for any chat, it's stable and once you get to know it, it is a really fantastic tool to chat with other people. 

Join the server HERE.

Fic, Braided, Bilbo/Thorin, 12
Title : Braided
Author : fredbassett
Fandom : The Hobbit
Rating : 12
Characters : Bilbo/Thorin
Disclaimer : Not mine, no money made, don’t sue.
Spoilers : None
Summary : There are times when Bilbo is not as silly as Thorin once thought.
A/N: 1) Written for dunderklumpen for Fandom Stocking 2) A companion piece to Barbed

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LotR Secret Santa 2017 signups are OPEN!
swan ship
Greetings from your friendly neighbourhood elves! (Hopefully of the Tolkien variety rather than the tiny and twee North Pole type. ^_~)

So, it's that time of the year again: time to sign up for the Lord of the Rings Secret Santa exchange! Slash, femslash, het and gen, fic and fanart; you can request it all, so why not join in? Sign-ups will run from now until November 16th.

Previous years' stories and art can be found, as usual, via the website (up until 2009) or the lotr_sesa community (up to 2014). The 2015 and 2016 stories can be found on the AO3.

Please note that this is an FPF challenge. (i.e. Fictional, not real people fiction/RPF.)

We're always open to all the Peoples and Ages of Middle-earth, which means that characters from The Hobbit are welcome too! There is one minor change to the signups this year: we have created a tag set in order to streamline the matching. If you find an error in the set, please let us know! If you feel that a character should be added, contact the mods and we will see if we can accommodate the request.

When signing up, either start typing the name of the character (a dropdown menu will appear) or click the "List 107 characters" button to display all the available tags (which have been stripped down in the interest of clarity: for example, Fingon is listed as just Fingon instead of Fingon|Findekáno).

The Rules (2017):
1. Your story (or fanart) is due December 17th 11:59 pm Pacific Time (you can check what that is in your time zone here) and will go online December 24th -- please post it to the community (and nowhere else, until January 1st) and we will make it public on Christmas Eve.

2. Naturally, it'd be better if you didn't talk too much about your fic/art beforehand in places where your recipient could see it. Also, as a matter of fairness, please make your story more than 500 words (1000 is better). For fanart we'd expect you to spend at least a couple of hours on your work.

3. Please only sign up if you plan on actually fulfilling your end of the bargain. If you're going to be late or cannot complete your assignment, please let us know so we can discuss alternate arrangements. In addition, there will be a pool of emergency replacement writers/artists, so that everyone who signs up gets their gift.

4. Signing up: the sign up form can be found here (or here if the main link gives you an error message). If you need help with signing up, please don't hesitate to contact the mods.

5. This year's timeline (2017):
- Signups: November 6th to 16th.

- Assignments sent out: On or near November 17th.

- Assignments due: December 17th.

- Stories/art revealed: December 24th.

- Author/artist names revealed: January 1st.
6. When you're done, please add your story/art to the collection on AO3. All gifts will be revealed on December 24th.

That should be it. Assignments will be sent out shortly after signups close, hopefully on or very shortly after November 17th, giving you approximately four and a half weeks to finish your assignment. We realize that it's not possible that everyone gets to write their OTP, but we'll do our best to make sure you don't have to write something that squicks you, so be sure to let us know your preferences.

Have fun -- and spread the word!

OEAM Big Bang signups are open

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OEAM Big Bang: Pimping with Permission

What is a Big Bang?
A Big Bang is a challenge in which you have 4 months to write a 20,000 word story. You have a second choice - a 10,000 word Mini Bang.

For those of you not writers, there will also be an art challenge to create art for the stories in the challenge.
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We're back up!
Cherry Blossom Girl
Hi all!

Thank you for your patience. One of the tables in the database was wiped out and I had to restore it through trial and error. RL has been busy and it took a little time. We had to go back to April 2nd, so if anyone has posted after that date, please repost your story.

Thank you!