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I continue to be a failure at finishing my WIPs, but I knocked out a drabble:




“But why did she marry that oaf?”

“Oh, Celegorm,” said Curufin. “Aredhel was hardly the first to try the Sinda-in-the-woods thing.”

“The what?”

“You know... the thing where you wander the woods, meet a comely Dark Elf, and get seduced into going native...” Curufin grinned craftily. “For a while.”

“This is something people do? People I know?”

“Yes! Finrod, of course... Then Amrod... And Orodreth -- where did you think he got little Rodnor?”

“From that Sindarin woman who followed him just to make a scene.”

“So she did! That must be why Maedhros left HIS kid with the mother.”




Note: in this context, "knocked out" means "picked at for almost an hour even though it is ridiculous." A hundred words! How can a hundred words capture the full absurdity of any concept?

Date: 2013-06-23 11:12 pm (UTC)
hhimring: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hhimring
So Mirkwood was probably crawling with Finwean descendants, red-haired and others?

Date: 2013-06-23 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tehta.livejournal.com
It was a fad. Like the Charleston, or macrame, or mullets. A few years on everyone felt pretty silly for having participated.

Date: 2013-06-24 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kenazfiction.livejournal.com
I don't know what's better-- the drabblet, or this comment.

Date: 2013-06-24 12:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lenine2.livejournal.com
Too bad a drabble isn't 102 words. Because then you could say "'So she did! That must be why Maedhros left HIS kid with the mother. In Mirkwood.'"

Date: 2013-06-24 06:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tehta.livejournal.com
There are many more things I could mention, if only drabbles were longer. E.g., Galadriel's long, unfashionable delay in leaving her "marriage".

Date: 2013-06-24 01:02 am (UTC)
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (Default)
From: [personal profile] moetushie
Aw, you make it seem so improbable somehow!!

I was thinking Amrod, actually. His wife got creeped out by his insistence that Amras accompany them. While doing everything. Even though he was quite dead by then.

Date: 2013-06-24 06:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tehta.livejournal.com
Could be any Feanorian, really. I mean, red hair can skip generations.

Date: 2013-06-24 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anna-wing.livejournal.com
No, no, no! For Finrod it was Secondborn!

Date: 2013-06-24 06:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tehta.livejournal.com
Well, Curufin might have misunderstood him. Or he might be lying. It would not be the first tme.

Date: 2013-06-24 10:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anna-wing.livejournal.com
Or getting involved with Secondborn might be something that even Curufin might have thought was going a bit too far, and he suppressed it so as not to shock his (obviously rather innocent) elder brother. Which would also account for a lot of the Luthien kerfuffle later on.

Best comment!

Date: 2013-06-24 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heartofoshun.livejournal.com
Or he might be lying. It would not be the first tme.

Date: 2013-06-24 04:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wulfila.livejournal.com
Great fun! It's good to start one's day with giggle.

Date: 2013-06-24 06:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tehta.livejournal.com
Yes, Noldorin habits are pretty amusing.

Date: 2013-06-24 10:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anna-wing.livejournal.com
I actually did decide that Tauriel was a Noldo, probably born in Beleriand. I think that she was at the Dagorlad with Gil-galad's forces and just never went home. Canonically the red hair was due to the mutagenic effect of hanging around Aule for too long, so any number of unrelated people and their descendants could have had it as well as Nerdanel and her family.

Though I rather like your version too.

Date: 2013-06-24 10:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tehta.livejournal.com
The problem with this interpretation is that the actress has stated that the character is a Silvan Elf, i.e. "a lower type of Elf."

Date: 2013-06-25 08:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anna-wing.livejournal.com
OK, hair-dye then.

Though I am firmly of the view that on all occasions where Peter Jackson (or his minions) and I disagree on Tolkien interpretation, I am right.

Date: 2013-06-25 12:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wulfila.livejournal.com
Though I am firmly of the view that on all occasions where Peter Jackson (or his minions) and I disagree on Tolkien interpretation, I am right.

Very good rule of thumb.

Date: 2013-06-24 06:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heartofoshun.livejournal.com
This is wonderful. I love it!
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