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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 107: Blue on blue

10th March 2014 (13:23)

Melkor don't surf...

'Blue on blue' is a military term for friendly fire. 'Huitho' is an authentic Sindarin curse word, shamelessly stolen from curiouswombat's fic. Melian was at the Battle of Angband (at least in my version of the story) so she would have seen Orcs there; Elves, on the other hand, probably haven't encountered any yet. (Though there were doubtless a few wandering around in Middle-earth already, having escaped from the Valar during the War.)


Part 107: Blue on blue



Next time: Part 108: Baruk Khazâd!

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!

Comments

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 10th March 2014 19:45 (UTC)
Bugger!

Ooops...

(I so should have a 'huitho' icon...)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 10th March 2014 20:05 (UTC)
kitten

I do hope you mean you want an icon with the word 'huitho'. and not a picture of the activity?
:)

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 10th March 2014 20:25 (UTC)

Why yes - get your mind out of the gutter :) I was thinking a sort of elven equivalent of my Gimli one.


Actually my default icon looks a bit huithant!

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 14th March 2014 20:55 (UTC)
Huitho!

And.... Huitho!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 14th March 2014 22:16 (UTC)

That was a strange comment to see in my Inbox, before I actually saw the icon you did. :)

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 10th March 2014 19:46 (UTC)

Are these Petty Dwarves or Maxi-Dwarves?

I love how Beleg and his boys keep those chibi grins on their faces all through the wetwork... maybe they should sing a nice round of "tra-la-la-lally" over the corpses while drinking tankards of butterbeer. :-)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 10th March 2014 20:09 (UTC)

Maxi-dwarves, in this case; but the incident in this cartoon is meant to stand in for many repeated incidents over hundreds of years.

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 10th March 2014 20:20 (UTC)

...And at the darkest heart of the forest, they come upon Tom Bombadil, played by Marlon Brando.

"Mistah Kurtz, he's a merry old fellow..."

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 10th March 2014 21:05 (UTC)

Well, if they'd met Tom they would have terminated him with extreme prejudice, and the world would be a happier (if less jolly) place...

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 11th March 2014 01:36 (UTC)

Sauron/Mairon was breeding orcs again by this time, wasn't he? Hence the references to the "Dark Rider."

But I imagine he was keeping them close to home and not letting them wander about, where they might lead certain curious Valar or Maiar to wonder where they were coming from...

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 11th March 2014 03:28 (UTC)

I'm not aware of any specific references to Sauron firing up the breeding pits again as yet, but Tolkien does say that Orcs were starting to multiply again in the "dark places of the world". At this stage, though, they were still keeping a low profile.

I referred to the Dark Rider (of the 'hills above Cuiviénen') simply because, as I see it, he/it would be the main embodiment of evil that the Elves, at this stage, would talk about. They haven't encountered Melkor or Sauron, or Orcs or Balrogs, as yet - but they do know the Dark Rider lurked in the hills, much like the Viet Cong, and ambushed unwary Elves.

Posted by: mikeda (mikeda)
Posted at: 12th March 2014 11:33 (UTC)

Poor dwarves.

A nice walk in the woods turns into such an 'arrowing experience.

:-)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 13th March 2014 10:39 (UTC)

*throws things at you*
:p

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