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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 234 - Well that escalated quickly

6th August 2015 (21:50)

This can't be good.

The fact tthat it's Amrod, specifically, who Fëanor thinks is dead is an in-joke for HoMe readers.

Part 234 Well that escalated quickly



Next time: Part 235: Kinslaying

Chibis by the now-dead website formerly known as 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 233 - Tora tora tora

3rd August 2015 (22:13)

Be very, very quiet...


Part 233 Tora tora tora



Next time: Part 234: Well that escalated quickly

Chibis by the now-dead website formerly known as 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 232 - Climb Mount Niitaka

30th July 2015 (20:58)

Fëanor isn't deliberately kicking that stone at Celegorm's head, he's just angry.


Part 232: Climb Mount Niitaka



Next time: Part 233: Tora tora tora

Chibis by the now-dead website formerly known as 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 231 - A refusal often offends

27th July 2015 (17:42)

Not that it justifies Fëanor's reaction, but I do think that the Teleri are being unreasonable here. The fact that Tolkien's text compares their possessiveness about their ships to Fëanor's possessiveness about the Silmarils ('the gems of the Noldor') can't be a good thing.

If you remember, it was Ossë and Uinen who taught the Teleri how to make ships (and to make them look like swans).



Part 231: A refusal often offends



Next time: Part 232: Climb Mount Niitaka

Chibis by the now-dead website formerly known as 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 230 - Brother, can you spare a ship?

20th July 2015 (19:08)

The book says that Fëanor "spoke to the Teleri as he had spoken before in Tirion" - where he gave an hours-long speech. :)

Part 230: Brother, can you spare a ship?



Next time: Part 231: A refusal often offends

Chibis by the now-dead website formerly known as 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 229 - Ships are needed

16th July 2015 (17:57)

I don't think it's clear from canon whether Fëanor actually had a plan in mind all along, or simply hadn't thought this far ahead. But you'd think some of the Noldor would remember that there's a big ocean in their way...

Part 229: Ships are needed



Next time: Part 230: Brother, can you spare a ship?

Chibis by the now-dead website formerly known as 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) - Meanwhile, back in Tirion

13th July 2015 (21:09)

So, today's cartoons (yes, plural) are pure fanfic, so I've not given them numbers in the official sequence. We'll return to the ominous, doom-laden canonical story on Thursday. As an intermission, we go back to Tirion to see what's going on among those left behind.

Note: Findis is the eldest child of Finwë and Indis, and thus Fingolfin's older sister. Faniel is her younger sister, and semi-canonical. (Originally I had Irimë there until I was reminded she went into Exile). Nerdanel is Fëanor's wife, Anairë is Fingolfin's wife and Eärwen is Finarfin's wife. Lissiel is an original character, Nerdanel's chief handmaiden.

Meanwhile, back in Tirion...Collapse )



Next time: Part 229: Ships are needed

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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.
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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 228 - Last light

9th July 2015 (17:14)

I wonder if the 'slender beam' of the light on the top of the Mindon Eldaliéva rotates?

The bottom group of elves includes some that I don't think we've seen before. From left to right, Finarfin, Finrod Felagund, Orodreth (Angrod's son), Aredhel, Argon, Angrod, Elenwë (Turgon's wife), Turgon, Aegnor, Galadriel, Fingon, Fingolfin.

To tell them apart: Fingolfin and his children wear predominantly blue and white (which are my 'Vanyar' colours, in honour of Indis), except Aredhel and Turgon who are both noted in the book as wearing all-white. (But I added blue highlights anyway). Finarfin and his sons wear 'Noldor' green, but have blond hair. Galadriel wears a different colour because she's a rebel. Orodreth wears the same colours as his father and uncles, but I gave him dark hair (in canon, I don't think his hair is ever mentioned) to distinguish him. Elenwë is wearing Vanya colours under her warm coat.

All Finwë's sons and grandchildren (and two great-grandchildren), together in the same cartoon...


Part 228: Last light



Next time: Part 229: Ships are needed

Chibis by the now-dead website formerly known as 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 227 - They hating

6th July 2015 (23:23)

And here's Fëanor's reply to Eönwë For the record, I tend to agree that the Valar underestimated the potential of elves and humans.



Part 227: They hating



Next time: Part 228: Last light

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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 226 - See me rolling

2nd July 2015 (21:21)

And they're off! The title actuallycomes from the fact that I had the song 'Rawhide' going through my head as I wrote this. :) (https://youtu.be/AKC8pSFg1Vw)

The Silmarillion just says that 'Manwë's herald' came to talk to them, but I assume it would be Eönwë.



Part 226: See me rolling



Next time: Part 227: They hating

Chibis by the now-dead website formerly known as 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.
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