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The history of Middle-Earth (chibi version): Part 33: Gonna make you a star

20th May 2013 (11:40)

Cheesy 1975 David Essex song reference for the win. :)  Also, the picture of the craft table in this comic is from Skyrim.





Part 33: Gonna make you a star



Next time: Part 34: Star-kindler

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.
For those who are unfamiliar with the notation, 7 x 10 ²² is a seven followed by 22 zeroes, and actually is the number of stars in the universe.
Questions and comments welcome!

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Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 20th May 2013 13:59 (UTC)

So she's guest starring in his workshop, then?

What's your source on the number of stars, btw? I keep stumbling onto different counts (9x1021, 4x1022, etc). Obviously none of them are 100% correct, but it's always fun to see how they come up with the number.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 20th May 2013 14:35 (UTC)

*groan*

Honestly, my source was "Google". I drew this cartoon (and the next one, which mentions the same number again) a couple of weeks ago, so I can't remember the specific page I looked at.

Back-searching on the number 7 x 10^22, however, tells me it was a team of astronomers from the Australian National University led by a Dr Simon Driver who came up with that particular count, back in 2003.

http://edition.cnn.com/2003/TECH/space/07/22/stars.survey/

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 20th May 2013 14:21 (UTC)

Aww, Varda is making decorations for the Valar Christmas party. Lots and lots of decorations. In fact, she might want to get a team of Maiar to help. Short Maiar with pointy ears who like to dress in green and red.

Also, I'm pretty sure Varda was the first person in history to operate a forge in a ball gown.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 20th May 2013 14:37 (UTC)

Heh. They haven't invented Christmas yet, so it would have to be some sort of pagan winter festival with shamans and Yule logs.

And she wore a leather apron over her gown to protect it, so that's all right then. :)

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