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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 179 - Party time

12th January 2015 (12:13)

Well, I'm back. (/sam)

The story so far: Fëanor has made the Silmarils, quarreled with his brother, and been exiled. The Valar have discovered that Melkor was stirring up the Elves to rebel against them; Melkor has gone into hiding. The year is 1495, and Valinor is at peace beneath the light of the Two Trees...


Part 179: Party time



Next time: Part 180: Invitations

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: 12th January 2015 20:21 (UTC)
Cheshire Cat goes Whee!

Good to see the chibi back!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 12th January 2015 21:33 (UTC)

:)

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 13th January 2015 14:56 (UTC)

Nothing bad or scary could happen at a harvest festival!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 13th January 2015 16:23 (UTC)

Indeed. There's almost no chance that the Valar would put Fëanor inside a giant wicker man and burn him alive.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: 14th January 2015 09:23 (UTC)
Sauron

Hi StephenT!

First saw your work yesterday and I really, really loved it.

Just one thing: I would love it if you could give Sauron a little more credit (maybe you planned to do that later). From the books, it just appears to me that almost everyone is really, really afraid of him (not just in LOTR). But in LOTR Gandalf/Saruman/Galadriel and Elrond give you the impression that he's the worst imaginable evil. Maybe later, when they all are in Middle-Earth he might even have earned an evil outfit (just like Melkor).

I would like to see you incorporate that in you work.

Just a small wish:-)

Looking forward to your next Chapter.

Max

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 14th January 2015 13:59 (UTC)
Re: Sauron

Glad you like it!

To be honest, I've always thought Sauron in the Silmarillion comes across as a bit pathetic. He's defeated by Lúthien's dog, for heaven's sake! So that's why I characterise him as I do.

The way I envisaged it, Morgoth's final defeat at the end of the First Age would be a defining moment for Sauron; he'd be lost and alone, but then he'd decide "No! I won't let your work die, Melkor!" and he'd put on Morgoth's clothes and become the new Dark Lord. A bit like Neil Patrick Harris at the very end of Doctor Horrible.

But to be fair, he is getting a bit more respect now. Melkor is even sort-of willing to call him Sauron instead of Mairon!

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