Fic Rec

Dec. 7th, 2013 09:32 am
windemere: (Arwen and Aragorn)
So, for those who don't regularly check Stories of Arda and who like character introspectives and Aragorn, try this fic.

I'll warn that it's long and that, besides a few chapters, there is virtually no dialogue. It is Aragorn's story right before LOTR when Gandalf forsakes the quest for Gollum and Aragorn is left to hunt the wild alone, finding Gollum and ultimately taking him to Thranduil to guard (and we know how well that went). Each chapter is basically (not always) a day in the life of Aragorn's solo quest, but the author has both characters down to a T and the description is worthy of Tolkien himself.

It's on chapter 35 and Aragorn is only about half way to Thranduil at this point, having left from the edges of Mordor after parting with Gandalf. So, a while to go yet, and probably plenty of adventure to be had. What I'm really enjoying is picturing Andy Serkis' Gollum in this and the facial expressions the author describes are spot on.

Worth the read.
windemere: (Sherlock)
#SherlockLives
windemere: (Bilbo and Daisy)
I feel completely justified in using this icon.

By LJ! I'll see you in a week.
windemere: (two doctors)
So, the best extra in the first Disk of the EE of the Hobbit AUJ is definitely the bit where Gandalf and Bilbo talk in the 'tunnel' before Rivendell. I loved everything else too, but that one just seemed to fit so well and I love Gandalf/Bilbo moments!
windemere: (Spock)
So, I'm going to make a decision I may regret. Which is to not stay in the con hotel next April. There's a hostel 15 minutes away which is SO MUCH MORE AFFORDABLE and means that I can stay a couple extra days (which makes flights cheaper) and see Bonn. Which would be a shame to miss, really, as there are some fantastic museums there.

I say I may live to regret it, because walking 15 minutes through a commercial area of Bonn in costume may be one of the more embarrassing moments of my life. If I'm really lucky the weather in April will be horrid and I'll have to wear my trench coat over it. (I may anyways.)

[Which won't exactly help for the train-ed velvet Arwen gown, but I'll deal with that when I have to.]

Also finally found a wig that's affordable and looks relatively good. Can braid it ahead of time for Fili. I'll die my own hair for Thorin, because that's so much easier! And it should be long enough by April. And dark brown will work for Arwen too.

All coming together.

It's still going to be a £400 birthday present, but that's better than what it was going to be after I discovered the flights had risen (already).

Going to book soon, I think. Don't really have the money right now, since I haven't even left for Paris yet, and that's going to cost more than it already has (hostel is pay on arrival).
windemere: (Sherlock)
Like This.

And this.

Right now.

My brain has compacted into a tiny molecule and then exploded into the size of the universe.

And I still can't figure out why it's so damn perfect.
windemere: (random is random)
Posted all LJ fic now to FF.net, so just need 6500 more words to reach half a mil! That's one story.

Of course, I've not written any fic since February.
windemere: (Avengers LOL)
So, a long time ago I wrote a fic called The Coffee House about Tony Stark and his addiction to coffee.

I possibly wrote more. About, you know, the rest of the cast.

Read more if you dare )
windemere: (cookies and tea)
Stolen from Holly Black's Tumblr feed: For all the women I have loved...

Loving it!
windemere: (Thorin)
Disclaimer: I’m pretty sure this one is entirely Tolkien’s.

AN: I seem to be fated to write a lot of Dis-fic. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but honestly, this is a bit much! However, this missing story bugged me.

According to records, when the survivors of Erebor fled to safety it was Thror and Thrain who first led them to the hills in Dunland. At the time there were not many people living in this area and those that were were hardy folk, no doubt because there were so close to the orc-infested regions of the Misty Mountains. It was only after the Battle of Azanulbizar, when Thrain and Thorin returned to Dunland, they led their people to the Ered Luin, seeking to find a home further away from Moria and the death they had witnessed there (specifically Thror’s). They settled in the old abandoned dwarven mines that littered those mountains and finally began to prosper for the first time since they had left Erebor. It was then, supposedly that dwarves started to be born again (Fili, Kili, Gimli, Ori, etc.).

Dis, on the long road west to Ered Luin. )
windemere: (GoT medly)
So, since I got bored of spamming Facebook, I decided to move on over to LJ. Because it's harder to spam.

Three things, in no particular order:

1) Clockwork Princess came out today. My copy is on its way to a friend's house who will deliver it to my parents' house when they get back from Florida and where it will stay until I get there in August 2014. Oh well.

2) So, I'm not even pretending I'm not watching Robinhood anymore, because 11 episodes in, what's the point? I may be watching for the silly more than the pretty now, however. There's a lot of pretty, don't get me wrong, but the silly is much larger. And Guy's attempts to woo Marion are nothing short of hilarious.

3) SAD FIC

Title: Assuming Fatherhood

Disclaimer: Not mine. Not Peter Jackson's. 99% Tolkien's. The other 1% I reserve because this is not my head canon, but it's not anyone else's I know either.

AN: Right, I completely created my own head-canon for this story which I will probably then ignore in future. Still, the tragedy of having Fili and Kili’s father die at this particular time makes the whole story even sadder. And I like sad. Take it as you will.

Summary: Kili spends the first five years of his life convinced Thorin is his father. Fili finds this amusing. Dis finds this sad. Thorin finds it more than a little horrifying.


Assuming Fatherhood )
windemere: (castle)
Off to the Harry Potter Studio tour in Watford!
windemere: (Thorin)
Disclaimer: Tolkien. Peter Jackson. Need I say more? There are quite a few lines from TH: AUJ in here, which of course belong to Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro. Lots of dialogue from the movie in this part.

And the last part is here! Well, for this year.

And now, the conclusion )
windemere: (Fili & Kili)
Ooh, the exciting part!

Disclaimer: Tolkien. Peter Jackson. Need I say more? There are quite a few lines from TH: AUJ in here, which of course belong to Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro. Lots of dialogue from the movie in this part.

Part VII be behind this cut! )
windemere: (cookies and tea)
Disclaimer: Tolkien. Peter Jackson. Need I say more? There are quite a few lines from TH: AUJ in here, which of course belong to Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro.

And the next (exciting) part is this way! )
windemere: (cookies and tea)
I wrote Dis fic again.

*headdesk*

Apparently, I am not destined to work on my thesis this month.
windemere: (Fili & Kili)
Here's another short chapter but...the next one is longer! And will be up Thursday morning UST.

Disclaimer: Tolkien. Peter Jackson. Need I say more? There are quite a few lines from TH: AUJ in here, which of course belong to Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro.

Part V this way! )
windemere: (cookies and tea)
This one is a bit shorter, but not as short as the first chapters!

Disclaimer: Tolkien. Peter Jackson. Need I say more? There are quite a few lines from TH: AUJ in here, which of course belong to Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro
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Click for the story )
windemere: (Thorin)
Disclaimer: Twelve years on, it’s still not mine. But more and more Peter Jackson is putting his stamp on it. This one, however, is mostly Tolkien’s.

AN: The Case of the Evolving Fic, by which I mean that it started out as one thing and half way through got suitably depressing. Which is about the time [livejournal.com profile] grav_ity started posting her Dwalin/Dis fic. In other words, I blame her. My fics generally reflect my moods, which generally reflect what I’m reading.
This one is especially vague as to who Dis’ husband is.


Summary: Dis carries on and does not – except in the dark hours of the morning – let herself wonder at what life they might have had, if they had dreamed of things other than gold.

Read more... )

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