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[personal profile] tehta
The Month of Writing Dangerously over at [livejournal.com profile] silwritersguild, I mean. I am wishing I had officially signed up because I would have totally "won" (i.e., met my WIP goals) and so I could ask for a "prize", such as an illustration of the "heroic nudity" moments of Many Happy Returns. I guess I might have to draw my own, possibly in the Greek style of the Glorfindel and Ecthelion icon I am using here. (Incidentally, I would totally offer "prizes" to others, but 1. I cannot actually draw and 2. My writing has certain tendencies towards irony and general mockery, which people might not enjoy when directed at their own OCs or headcanon characters.)

Anyway, regarding my "victory": apart from finishing one eight-year-old story, I made some progress on several others. Including an odd Turin-Beleg-Mablung drama which I originally started as a speedw-ritten exercise, but which came to amuse me so much I started to feel that it would be a shame not to polish it. I am not *quite* done with that--the last two chapters are still a bit disorganized--but I have decided to start posting it, chapter-by-chapter, in the hope that this will guilt me into wrapping it up.

Date: 2013-09-25 02:19 am (UTC)
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (Default)
From: [personal profile] moetushie
Hm. I would like to give you heroic nudity, but my nude drawings always turn out pretty louche and ... oddly proportioned, so not appropriate for Glorfindel.

I am not sure if I won -- none of my goals were actually achieved, so probably not -- but I wouldn't mind irony and general mockery. The only character I write that I feel mildly protective of is Fingon, and that doesn't stop me making fun of him either.

I like how the love triangle is shaping up.

Date: 2013-09-25 07:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tehta.livejournal.com
More appropriate for Glorfindel or Finrod than for Maitimo, I suppose.

If you like, I could finish a "Maedhros and Fingon go rock-climbing" fic for you (I have posted a couple of unpolished scenes, and was just thinking I could add a third. And I *am* ice-climbing this weekend, so it could be inspiring.) This is not directly relevant to your fics, but since you don't feel you have won...

The love triangle is probably less dramatic than people might expect *sigh*. None of my characters ever seem to want to fade when thwarted in love.
Edited Date: 2013-09-25 07:19 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-09-25 03:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lenine2.livejournal.com
I'll have to find that photo of GIAMC wearing the jewelled Elfhood pouch you made for him. Not exactly nude, but certainly heroic.

Date: 2013-09-25 07:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tehta.livejournal.com
Very canonical too, I am sure.

It should really have been One Pouch To Rule Them All.

Date: 2013-09-25 04:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lenine2.livejournal.com
Fortunately, like the One Ring, it would adjust to fit its wearer. Otherwise, after going from Glorfindel to one of the Fellowship, it would have been rather uncomfortable.

Date: 2013-09-25 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tehta.livejournal.com
...because he is so under-endowed?

Date: 2013-09-25 08:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hhimring
Congratulations on meeting your dangerous goals!
I would love to be able to draw Glorfindel in that moment he shouts "Ecthe...", just before he vanishes down the corridor, but sadly my drawing skills are basically non-existent.

Date: 2013-09-26 12:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tehta.livejournal.com
I think it would be nice to have that drawing, quite independent of my story.

Date: 2013-09-26 06:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wulfila.livejournal.com
You can draw, believe me - at least, I tend to enjoy your Greek style elves a lot. As for your irony/mockery, I do not think anybody should be offended, as your humour usually does not come across as mean-spirited (as in sneering at people), but as an astute observation of the many absurdities and comical elements of life and social interactions.

Date: 2013-09-26 12:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tehta.livejournal.com
Ah, but the Greek Elves were often simply photoshopped (and ones like those in the icon were drawn with references, and I still messed up some legs and things.)

I try not to underestimate the degree to which people might be offended, or at least hurt... E.g. I think my Rivendell Erestor made Maggie sad.

Date: 2013-09-26 03:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wulfila.livejournal.com
Oh dear, really? But your Erestor seemed quite amusing to me (and, again, not like a character you ridiculed or wrote in an offensive manner).

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