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As for the Elves. Even in these legends we see the Elves mainly through the eyes of Men. It is in any case clear that neither side was fully informed about the ultimate destiny of the other. The Elves were sufficiently longeval to be called by man ‘immortal’. But they were not unageing or unwearying. Their own tradition was that they were confined to the limits of this world (in space and time), even if they died, and would continue in some form to exist in it until ‘the end of the world’. But what ‘the end of the world’ portended for it or for themselves they did not know (though they no doubt had theories). Neither had they of course any special information concerning what ‘death’ portended for Men. They believed that it meant ‘liberation from the circles of the world’, and was in that respect to them enviable. And they would point out to Men who envied them that a dread of ultimate loss, though it may be indefinitely remote, is not necessarily the easier to bear if it is in the end ineluctably certain: a burden may become heavier the longer it is borne.

Letter 245, The Letters of JRR Tolkien


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bullet Let Sleeping Dogs Lie by Lindelea Last Updated: 5/2/2024
While in Minas Tirith after the end of the War of the Ring, surely the hobbits were showered with presents from a grateful populace, or at least the people tried to shower them with presents. This is the story of one awkward but lovable gift, and a unique solution to the problem. New chapter added: In the Houses of Healing
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 22 Published: 3/6/2014
bullet The Book of Mazarbul by Soledad Last Updated: 4/22/2024
The chronicle of Balin's ill-fated effort to retake Moria. Featuring a great many Dwarves, canon and otherwise, with some other people having guest appeareances. After much consideration, I decided to keep updating this story, though in a heavily edited version.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 19 Published: 6/21/2008
bullet The Tenth Walker by Lindelea Last Updated: 4/16/2024
Probably been done before, and perhaps better, but Bill the Pony gave my elbow a nudge this morning, causing me to spill my tea, and he licked up all the sugar from the bowl, and is likely to make a complete nuisance of himself if I don't write down his story. Chapters are about as long as a pony's attention span. New: Beginning the descent.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 114 Published: 6/15/2005
bullet Relapse by Periantari Last Updated: 4/15/2024
What if Faramir used being busy as an excuse and cover to how he really felt during and after the time of coronation? What if PTSD weighs down on him far more than he cared to admit and others failed to notice? A story to give him some comfort from the Fellowship, Imrahil and of course Éowyn. Appearances also from Galadriel, Arwen, Legolas, Gimli, Eomer and OFC.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 9 Published: 8/22/2023
bullet My Collection of Drabbles by Periantari Last Updated: 4/15/2024
Drabbles (100 to 300 word ficlets) Character ranges from hobbits to wizards to men to dwarves to elves. 1/18- Faramir drabble for "Changing of the Year" challenge 2/6 "Constant Vigilance"- Turin Turumbar 2/22 "The First Seeds of Sorrow"-Turin, 2/24 "Repentance Shunned"-Turin 3/12/23 rest of my Turin series "Master of Doom" 3/13/24- "Beacon" drabbles- Finduilas (First Age), Beregond 3/29/24 Tribble "A Sign of Hope" NEW 4/15 "Relief and Gratitude" (Faramir&Frodo)
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 124 Published: 4/4/2005
bullet Dreams Wrought by Larner Last Updated: 4/15/2024
How the dreams of lovers come to be.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 4 Published: 12/2/2023
bullet This and That by Lindelea Last Updated: 4/9/2024
A place to collect dribs and drabbles, one-shot stories and one-chapter challenges. New story posted for Larner's birthday (dedicated to Panda and Zoe and Jiffy and Mwg, and Panda and Brendi, and all the rest who are waiting at the other end of the Rainbow Bridge) Arriving at the Feast (Content warning: Death. And life after.)
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 45 Published: 12/2/2004
bullet She walks in Beauty like the Night by Linda Hoyland Last Updated: 4/8/2024
Arwen has a memorable encounter
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 4/8/2024
bullet Dreamflower's Mathoms III by Dreamflower Last Updated: 3/21/2024
My third anthology of shorter stories, ficlets and vignettes. NEW!I'm back. #34 "A North Wind in March" Rosie Cotton has a sudden premonition.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 34 Published: 9/17/2012
bullet Beneath Strange Stars by Larner Last Updated: 3/20/2024
A new series that goes beyond the Fellowship and its times.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 18 Published: 11/4/2010
bullet A question for the Stories of Arda administrators by KathyG Last Updated: 3/18/2024
This is for the administrators of this forum, since there's no longer any other way to contact them. Please read this. When it's no longer needed, I will take it down.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 1 Published: 3/18/2024
bullet Cosmological Poems of Middle Earth by AaronSecret Last Updated: 3/18/2024
I would like to share my revelations of Tolkien's Universe in the form of narrative and emotional poems.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 33 Published: 2/26/2021
bullet A Horse for Bandobras by Lindelea Last Updated: 3/12/2024
Originally published in honor of the Professor's birthday, a series of drabbles, double drabbles and (perhaps) triple drabbles recounting how Bandobras, son of Thain Isumbras III, came to be remembered by history as being tall enough to ride a horse.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 3 Published: 1/3/2020
bullet Faramir's Verse by losselen Last Updated: 2/27/2024
“Come, Faramir. Let us not stand in ceremony. I think words are due between you and I, and not only those between a King and his Steward.” Faramir has speech with Gandalf and his King.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/27/2024
bullet Import Duty by DADGAD Last Updated: 2/8/2024
Aragorn makes a rash promise in Council, that he himself would always obey any duly constituted laws of Gondor and Arnor, just like he requires his subjects to do. Faramir is concerned about the possible problems this might cause, especially as there are many laws and regulations going back through the years of the Stewards. A few weeks later Aragorn is asked to account for the provenance of a 'special' item which he has apparently imported into Gondor...
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 10 Published: 2/7/2024
bullet A Founding Member by Larner Last Updated: 1/20/2024
Otis Tunnely's sister had done him wrong, and he now had the chance to set the matter right, in his own eyes, at least. For Mews1945, Shelley6441, and Gamgeefest for their birthdays.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 6 Published: 8/11/2015
bullet The Road to Edoras by Ellynn Last Updated: 1/19/2024
Movie-gapfiller: story of the perilous journey of Eothain and Freda from their village to Edoras.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 1/19/2024
bullet An Unexpected Adventure [IN HIATUS] by KathyG Last Updated: 1/2/2024
1-2-24: I have a request to make of our readers in separate author's note at the bottom of this story. KathyG.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 111 Published: 7/21/2018
bullet We Were Young Once ~ III by Conquistadora Last Updated: 12/31/2023
BOOK III ~ ARAN ~ The War of the Last Alliance destroyed his army and killed his father, but it made Thranduil King in Eryn Galen and afforded his people a thousand years of peace. But a new enemy (or perhaps an old one) plants himself on Amon Lanc and begins poisoning the forest. As life becomes darker and more dangerous, King Thranduil must discover whether he has the strength to stand between the Wood-elves of Greenwood and the nameless Necromancer of Dol Guldur.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 52 Published: 8/28/2006
bullet Home-coming by Ellynn Last Updated: 12/29/2023
A member of Haradrim army decides to leave the battle at Pelennor fields and return home. And when he reaches his home in Harad, he decides it is time for the big change.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/29/2023
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