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The history of Middle-Earth (chibi version): Part 8: The First War

14th February 2013 (11:44)

In which Melkor's slide into badness accelerates. Sorry, Emmie. :(






Part 8: The First War

Next time: Part 9: War! What is it good for?


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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Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 14th February 2013 12:24 (UTC)

I love the image of whatshisneptune stirring the ocean.

And whatshiszeus really has no business lecturing anyone on dress codes. Dude, put some trousers on.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 14th February 2013 12:55 (UTC)

It's a robe! It's not his fault the wind is blowing it around! :)


Actually, in Manwë's case it probably is his fault, being Lord of the Winds and all. Oops.

Posted by: Emmie (angearia)
Posted at: 14th February 2013 14:42 (UTC)
Buffy smiley

So you're saying Manwë was just flirting with Melkor.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 14th February 2013 15:18 (UTC)

Could be!

Actually, there is a line in the Silmarillion that Varda "knew [Melkor] from before the making of the Music, and rejected him".

In context I think that's "rejected" him in the sense of realising he was selfish and arrogant and thus not agreeing with his plans for the Music: but it could be that Tolkien was referring to a love triangle:

Melkor loved Varda, but she rejected him and hooked up with Manwë instead. And now Manwë is taunting Melkor by letting his robe billow up to show Melkor exactly what he's got under it, that Varda preferred so much. Not very classy of him, but hey...

Posted by: Emmie (angearia)
Posted at: 15th February 2013 03:34 (UTC)
Buffy Chosen

Ha! It's all beginning to make sense. Are we going to see this chibi subplot?

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 14th February 2013 16:05 (UTC)
Don't want to know!

You never enjoyed a breeze around you nether regions?

Posted by: Emmie (angearia)
Posted at: 14th February 2013 14:44 (UTC)
A Little Princess - father and daughter

Melkor's trying too hard to get his dad to show him some affection. Sky Bully needs to give his son, the King of Tantrums, a hug.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 14th February 2013 15:10 (UTC)

That seems like a fair reading to me. :)

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 14th February 2013 14:51 (UTC)

Eru help Metal Guru if he wakes Estë from her nap with all his clanging about.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 14th February 2013 15:11 (UTC)

I'm not sure that's possible. :)

Posted by: mikeda (mikeda)
Posted at: 16th February 2013 22:56 (UTC)

Of course the most important part of this posting is that it finally answers the big "Do Balrogs have wings?" controversy...

:-)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 17th February 2013 13:41 (UTC)

I'm glad someone spotted that. :)

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