Sappho Prompts

Jul. 20th, 2017 10:26 pm
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Tolkien Femslash week is doing a challenge which invites you to make prompts from a list of Sappho quotations (or fragments).
The current SWG challenge suggests combining the song prompts with the Femslash challenge, if it works for you.

I like Sappho so I thought this  was a lovely idea. I made up some prompts, in case anyone is interested, i.e. I picked quotations and added a f/f pairing from the Legendarium that came to mind.(I'm afraid some of the more popular pairings are not included.)

They are posted to Tumblr but I'll also copy them in below.

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[admin post] Admin Post: "New Directions" Challenge Stories

Jul. 18th, 2017 03:39 pm
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SWG Challenge New Directions

Below is the list of stories submitted for the New Directions challenge. Please remember that while "late" entries do not receive a stamp, they are more than welcome on the archive, so if you're still working on this challenge--or haven't started it yet but want to--please carry on! Links on the list below go to the Table of Contents, where you can find author's notes and more information about the story. If you enjoy a story, please consider commenting and letting the author know.

Annael's Reunion by Kaylee Arafinwiel. After far too long, Annael of the Grey-elves reunites with one he thought lost.

For Those Who Hold a Silmaril In Their Hands by LadyBrooke. Erellont is young when Finrod leaves, and his uncle goes with him.

Legolas of Gondolin by Silver Trails. This is an introduction to my view of Legolas of Gondolin.

The Manly-Hearted Woman by oshun. This is a story of Haleth.

New Directions by hennethgalad. the friends of Eärendil, returning from Valinor
+ mystery guest...

Of Huor of the House of Hador by StarSpray. Six moments in the life of Huor son of Galdor.

Of Voronwe's Parents by Himring. Two vignettes featuring the parents of Voronwe of Gondolin.

A Second Chance by Grundy. "She whom he had loved was Amárië of the Vanyar, and she was not permitted to go with him into exile."

The Snakes and the Flowers by Lyra. A young Vanyarin poet makes some clever observations, the relevance of which only grows apparent in good time.

Sunset to Sunrise by Tyelca. A quiet night at home for Arien, Bearer of the Sun.

If you have not seen our current challenge, Just an Old-Fashioned Love Song, check it out! Fanworks for this one are due by 11 August 2017 to be eligible for a stamp.

As I am in the midst of the Mereth Aderthad, stamps will be later than usual this month. I will try to have them updated by the middle of next week. If there are any drastic changes to that timeline, I will let everyone know.

Interesting... (a bit of geekiness)

Jul. 16th, 2017 01:35 pm
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 I was reading an AU fanfic of the Harry Potter 'verse that diverged in year 5 and took Hermione to a place I'm not sure the character would go and it made me wonder about choices I've made in my own life over the years at various turning points.  To get myself out of the introspective and slightly dark mood that put me in, I decided to go through the process of generating an account on Pottermore by answering as I would have answered when I was a teenager, at least to the best of my ability.  This time, I was sorted into Hufflepuff instead of Gryffindor, my wand would have been English Oak and phoenix feather instead of Cedar wood and dragon heartstring and my patronus would have been a ginger cat instead of a thestral.  My Ilvermorny house remained the same: Thunderbird.  Anyway, I just think it's interesting how the cynicism and hardness that developed from my initial idealism through life experience were reflected in these little quizzes.  Has anyone else done this?  What were the differences in your results, if any?

Works Revealed!

Jul. 16th, 2017 10:31 am
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 Go forth and comment!
Moderation is off. If you have any late treats or treats that were caught in limbo (wrong word count, draft status), just delete the collection off, then read it and it should skip moderation.

And please remember to thank your writer! Even if you aren't thrilled with the results, a simple "Thank you." for their efforts is common courtesy.

Works Revealed in Roughly an Hour!

Jul. 16th, 2017 09:19 am
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:D Isn't this exciting?

Countdown Here

[admin post] Admin Post: July 2017 Challenge: Just an Old-Fashioned Love Song

Jul. 16th, 2017 01:14 am
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July 2017 SWG Challenge Just an Old-Fashioned Love SongDuring the month of July, fanworks creators around the world celebrate love. July has been reserved for honoring both the femslash and slash genres. Half of the world is sultry with summer heat, and half of the world seeks nearness and warmth to banish winter's chill.

For this month's challenge, you will use a popular love song as a prompt to inspire a fanwork about romantic or sexual love. You will choose your own prompt from the list of love songs below. More than one participant may choose the same song, and you may use any aspect of the song--the title, all or part of the lyrics, the mood or style of the music, or the music video--or any combination!--to inspire your response. You don't need to claim a prompt or comment or do anything but create your fanwork! Any pairing or poly relationship is acceptable for the challenge.

Our friends at Tolkien Femslash Week will be hosting their challenge as well, and as always, feel free to combine our challenge with your work for their challenge. If you do, please make a note in the summary or story notes so that we can award stamps accordingly.

Since I am a day late in posting the challenge, the due date for stamps will be 11 August 2017.. Late stories are always welcome but will not receive a stamp.

If you're new to our challenges, check out the full challenge guidelines here.

Prompts )
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I quite thought I was about to fail this SWG challenge as well, but managed to get this written, right on the day of the deadline.

Of Voronwe's Parents (1146 words) by Himring
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien, TOLKIEN J. R. R. - Works & Related Fandoms
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death
Relationships: Aranwe/Voronwe's mother
Characters: Voronwë (Tolkien), Aranwë (Tolkien), Voronwe's mother, Turgon of Gondolin
Additional Tags: Textual Ghost, House of Fingolfin, Fall of Gondolin, The Sindar, The Noldor, Challenge Response

Vignettes featuring the parents of Voronwe.
Inspired by Oshun's character bio of Aranwe on the Silmarillion Writers' Guild Archive.

Crocheted Sweater Update

Jul. 15th, 2017 09:32 am
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 Well, I am now about 3/4 of the way through the right sleeve of a project that is worked from left to right, which means I'm very nearly finished crocheting my first sweater.  Yay!  Go me!  Yeah, I'm quite pleased with this project, even though it's nothing special, since it's the first time I've dared try crocheting an actual garment.  Now all I have to do once I finish the last 8 rows of that sleeve is to block it, sew the sweater together and crochet the edging.  

I have the feeling that sewing this thing together is going to be the hardest part of the project, since I've never actually had to sew a crochet project.  I'm going to use the nearly invisible (at least, theoretically) locking mattress stitch as detailed in the book Designer Crochet, by Mr. Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby.  We'll see how it goes.

Edited to add: Forgot to mention that I finished the Tea House Wrap pattern.  The project itself turned out beautifully, but I don't care as much for using self-striping yarn in this pattern as I thought I would.  Next time, I'll just buy the palette of colors that I want and change out the colors manually.  The yarn itself, Premier Yarn's Sweet Roll in the color way Punch Pop, is lovely and wonderfully soft, but just not exactly what I wanted here.  If you enjoy wrapping up in triangular shawls, I very highly recommend this pattern, it works up very quickly and is surprisingly warm, despite the gaps between the yarn.  

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 Wrote drabbles, but received none?

If you'd like some, you can comment some requests here. Please stick to the tagset.

Amnesty Prompting for Smutty Treats

Jul. 14th, 2017 03:26 pm
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Guys, everyone has assigned work and treats. Call it a mini-madness and just have fun. Go forth and drabble!
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T; Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor canon-divergent AU; Rick/Evy/Ardeth, 5600 words. For [community profile] not_primetime.

It was a nice place to visit, but it was a really good thing they weren't actually planning to stay there. (Or: four scenes from a more than ordinarily adventurous marriage.).

Here's to Retirement

(Linked @ the AO3 Not Prime Time archive; written for [personal profile] dreamiflame)


Jul. 14th, 2017 01:33 pm
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We Did It!!!

Jul. 14th, 2017 06:34 am
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 Everyone has a treat!

All assignments are in!

Jul. 13th, 2017 10:24 pm
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 Now go forth and treat!

We've almost got every single participant a treat in the treats collection. Let's make it 100% treats!

Coming Down to It

Jul. 13th, 2017 11:07 am
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We've only got two outstanding assignments and one person without something in the treats collection and a few more days to go!
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