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The history of Middle-Earth (chibi version): Part 16: Imitation (See: Flattery)

14th March 2013 (10:52)

Who would have thought I'd ever manage to do 16+ of these? For how much longer will the background be dark instead of the previous creamy colour? Did Gothmog get promoted to Chief Balrog because he's the only one with wings? Keep reading...

Part 16: Imitation (See: Flattery)

Next time: Part 17: Angband, the Iron Hell.

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!


Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 14th March 2013 11:10 (UTC)

So if humans haven't been invented yet, who exactly is he putting in chains to ride them like ponies?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 14th March 2013 11:55 (UTC)

Other Ainur, of course! Or specially bred pony-people, spawned in the pits under Utumno. (Add your own 'My Little Pony' jokes here if you want *g*)

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 14th March 2013 13:39 (UTC)
Chaos and Panic

Ah - I see the fishnets did not appeal to Gothmog...

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 14th March 2013 15:29 (UTC)

He doesn't need them to look good, he has wings! Which at first he thought were hideous, but Melkor assured him they were beautiful...

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 14th March 2013 19:45 (UTC)

I forgot there were werewolves and vampires in The Silmarillion. They could have used a Slayer.

I would write a fanfic about Eowyn discovering that she's a Slayer, but I figure the Third Age must have happened at an earlier time than Sineya/Hiywan.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 15th March 2013 09:37 (UTC)

It's funny, really; we think of Tolkien's legendarium as being either original to him (though much copied by his successors) or based on Norse myth; but I suspect when he was young and first writing the (proto-)Silmarillion, a certain element of the popular Hollywood culture of the 1920s creeped into his stories...

I've a vague recollection of Tolkien saying somewhere in a letter that his stories were set something like 6000 or 12000 years in the past, so Éowyn would be roughly contemporary with Hiywan, though obviously in a totally different parallel universe. If there was a First Slayer in Middle-Earth, I think she's more likely to have been born among the first Men who awoke at the first Sunrise.

Mind you, who needs Slayers when you have Lúthien? :)

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