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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 161 - Enemies

21st October 2014 (11:47)

For those of you (if any) wondering why there were no cartoons on Thursday and yesterday, it's not because I didn't have any to post, but because my internet connection (and, for that matter, telephone landline) was out of action for a week. :(  A telecom engineer just traced the problem to faulty cabling outside in the street, so hopefully things are back to normal now...

It's canon that Fëanor (and other rebellious Noldor) started forging swords at this time, but I'm not entirely clear who they were planning to fight with them. Perhaps the Valar themselves (Melkor at least (spoiler!) is vulnerable to weapons in his physical form, just ask Fingolfin) , or perhaps they thought they would have to fight Men for rulership of Middle-earth if they returned there?

Today's cast of characters, from left to right: Galadriel, Fingon, Caranthir, Fingolfin, Fëanor. Bottom row, Nerdanel, Mahtan (Nerdanel's father) and all seven assembled Sons of Fëanor.


Part 161: Enemies


Next time: Part 162: Gang colours

Chibis by tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!

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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 160 - Revelations

13th October 2014 (12:14)

As those who remember my recent post might recognise, the three humans in the bubble are one from each of the Three Houses of the Edain - Beren, Haleth and Túrin.


Part 160: Revelations


Next time: Part 161: Enemies

Chibis by tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!

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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 159 - Stirring the pot

9th October 2014 (14:45)

If you need to find out if the Valar are keeping secrets from you, who better to ask than the rebellious Vala who doesn't get along with the other ones?

There's no way this can go wrong. :)


Part 159: Stirring the pot


Next time: Part 160: Revelations

Chibis by tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!

StephenT [userpic]

The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 158 - Restiveness

6th October 2014 (18:55)

I'm not sure to what extent the people reading this have memorised the family trees in the Silmarillion and instantly know who all these people are and their interrelationships - but in case there are some of you who haven't and don't:

Top row: The boys are Celegorm and Curufin, two of Fëanor's sons, and the girl is Aredhel, their cousin, the daughter of Fingolfin. Curufin's new baby is Celebrimbor.

Bottom row: Fëanor shows up wearing the Silmarils, and two more of his sons - Maedhros and Maglor - drift over to join in the conversation.


Part 158: Restiveness


Next time: Part 159: Stirring the pot

Chibis by tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!

StephenT [userpic]

The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 157 - Ambition

2nd October 2014 (12:09)

Well, I'm back.

Fëanor has made the Silmarils, Melkor is subtly spreading rumours, and the Noldor are starting to feel a certain amount of unhappiness. Now read on...

If you don't remember them from before, the Elves here are all grandchildren of Finwë: from left to right (top row) Finrod Felagund, Fingon, Aegnor, Turgon, Argon and Galadriel. Fingon, Turgon and Argon are the sons of Fingolfin, the other three are children of Finarfin. Angrod and Aredhel must be busy doing other things. :)


Part 157: Ambition


Next time: Part 158: Restiveness

Chibis by tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!

StephenT [userpic]

Aiya atanatári auta i lómë!

30th September 2014 (10:27)

Hopefully I'll be able to resume posting HoME (CV) cartoons from Thursday again. In the meantime, I did go on a chibi-creating splurge over the weekend; these are guys I'm going to need eventually but hadn't yet done figures for. since they won't be appearing in the story for a while I may still change them if I think of a better design.



I've given humans slightly darker skin than Elves almost entirely as a way of helping to tell them apart. :) (The Haladin, the Second House of the Edain, are noted in canon as being significantly darker than the others). Dior in the top right has the standard Elven colouration, for comparison purposes.

Also, apparently, one of the gifts the Eldar gave to the first Men to arrive in Beleriand was shoes. :)

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HoME(CV)

15th September 2014 (23:06)

Just a quick note that I don't currently have any cartoons in store to post, and am quite busy currently - so I'm not sure when I'll have chance to do more. Hopefully normal service will be resumed as soon as possible: sorry for the delay!

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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 156 - Whispers

11th September 2014 (21:17)

I'm going with Orodreth, son of Angrod, son of Finarfin, son of Finwë here, for the record. Also, the events shown in this series of cartoons are actually taking place over the course of about 350 years, hence why it takes a while for people to work out what's going on.

'Leadership principle' in German is Führerprinzip. Unfortunately, the Elves haven't realised that taking advice on political philosophy from Melkor is a bad idea, though hopefully Finarfin, at least, doesn't seem entirely convinced...


Part 156: Whispers


Next time: Part 157: Muttering

Chibis by tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!

StephenT [userpic]

The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 155 - A bling thing

8th September 2014 (21:47)

If you're thinking Galadriel has grown up a lot since we last saw her; in canon Fëanor spent a Valinorean year (1449-1450) or ten solar years making the Silmarils; and this incident isn't necessarily taking place immediately afterward either.

The other Elves with her in that group are Maedhros, Fingon, Turgon and Aegnor.


Part 155: A bling thing


Next time: Part 156: Whispers

Chibis by tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!

StephenT [userpic]

The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 154 - Holy, holy, holy

4th September 2014 (17:36)

I remember once seeing a trivia question, "Which of Tolkien's characters has physically touched a Silmaril?" There was some debate over whether Varda would have held them in her hands to hallow them, as shown here, or if she could have done it remotely.

Interestingly, in the earliest drafts of the Silmarillion it was Manwë who hallowed them and Varda who made the prophecy that in the published book Námo gives.


Part 154: Holy, holy, holy


Next time: Part 155

Chibis by tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!

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