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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 178 - Making plans with Melkor

18th December 2014 (13:23)

I'm taking a break over Christmas, so this will be the last cartoon for a while. I'm leaving you on a cliffhanger - what is Melkor's plan? :)

Behind a cut due to cartoon giant spiders.

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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 177 - Arachnophobia

15th December 2014 (12:15)

Warning for giant cartoon spiders! Today's comic is behind a cut, for the benefit of any arachnophobes on my flist. It's more than a year since I did an LJ-cut, wonder if I can still remember how to do it?

One thing I missed earlier is that in canon, Melkor and Ungoliant actually know each other - she was one of the Ainur who originally followed Melkor in his initial revolt, but then left him to go her own way. With hindsight I might have shown her in Melkor's army back in the early cartoons - but on the other hand, that would spoil the surprise now.

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Next time: Part 178: Making plans with Melkor

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 176 - Shadowlands

11th December 2014 (17:25)

In the spirit of Christmas pantomime..."Behind you!!"

Map of Aman here if you need it.


Part 176: Shadowlands



Next time: Part 177: Arachnophobia

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 175 - Pursuit

8th December 2014 (21:47)

Tulkas and Oromë should totally team up as a buddy cop movie duo.


Part 175: Pursuit



Next time: Part 176: Shadowlands

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 174 - Closing the door

4th December 2014 (17:22)

Apologies for the exchange between Celegorm and Maglor here. I couldn't resist.

Also, say what you like about Fëanor, but I do think he is the first person to realise Melkor actually is Evil, as opposed to just misguided and misunderstood.


Part 174: Closing the door


Next time: Part 175: Pursuit

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 173 - Unwanted guest

1st December 2014 (18:14)

Can anyone think of a good knock knock joke revolving around 'Melkor who?' I was thinking of a milkman joke (Melkor = Milk or...) but I'm not sure anyone under the age of 45 or so will know what a milkman is...

Notes: Chromium is the main additive to iron to make stainless steel. Celebrimbor is Curufin's son, hence Fëanor's grandson.


Part 173: Unwanted guest


Next time: Part 174: Closing the door

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 172 - New homes

27th November 2014 (15:48)

New settlements have been founded, so it seemed like time for a new map.


Part 172: New homes


Next time: Part 173: Unwanted guest

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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Nightingales (various)

25th November 2014 (16:14)

Some variations on a common theme. I'm sure many of you will be able to recognise the context for each picture...



And naturally, Princesses of Doriath would ride sidesaddle. She's a well brought up young lady!

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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 171 - Changing the guard

24th November 2014 (21:50)

Strictly speaking this is a Roman Catholic universe and there's no such thinng as divorce (at least for Elves) so Nerdanel's characterisation of Fëanor is poetic licence.


Part 171: Changing the guard


Next time: Part 172: New homes

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 170 - Things fall apart

20th November 2014 (14:17)

Fëanor's exile is 12 Years of the Trees, which is about 120 of our years. Fëanor and Nerdanel have been married about 306 years, or 3060 of our years, at this point.

In one version of this story Nerdanel went back to live with her father after becoming estranged from Fëanor; in the other version she "asked leave to abide with Indis, whom she had ever esteemed, though this had been little to the liking of Fëanor". The second makes for a much more interesting story, I think. Though I do wonder whom she had to "ask leave" from? Indis herself? The Valar? Fëanor? Finwë?

The fact that Indis didn't go with Finwë either is implict in the fact that Nerdanel stayed with her, but Tolkien doesn't really go into her reasons - except for a whiny comment much later by Finwë that these days she prefers the company of her son to his own. I extrapolated from there.


Part 170: Things fall apart


Next time: Part 171: Changing the guard

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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