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The history of Middle-Earth (chibi version): Part 86: I've got to break free

5th December 2013 (12:09)

If you can't read the text on the map, it says "Ulmo's patent waterproof map of the relevant parts of the world".

Belegaer - 'Great Sea'. In Sindarin, which is a language that doesn't exist yet at this stage of the story... /o\

If you had to tow a full-sized island across the ocean, a Kraken would certainly come in handy.

Fun fact: in the very earliest versions of Tolkien's legendarium, dating back to 1915 or so, the island used to transport the Elves would afterwards (once the Valar had finished with it) end up as Great Britain. But that idea didn't survive in his work.


Part 86: I've got to break free



Next time: Part 87: Horn concerto

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: 5th December 2013 12:42 (UTC)

Fun fact: in the very earliest versions of Tolkien's legendarium, dating back to 1915 or so, the island used to transport the Elves would afterwards (once the Valar had finished with it) end up as Great Britain.

Hence the name "W(h)ales" for the region where they fastened the towlines?

(Coincidentally, or maybe not, "valar" is Swedish for "whales"...)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 5th December 2013 14:10 (UTC)

In the spirit of the 'Buffy' all-penguin AUs, maybe there should be a special Swedish all-cetacean version of the Silmarillion? :)

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 5th December 2013 21:11 (UTC)
Feanorian penguins

It would fit rather well with your penguin AU...

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 5th December 2013 21:22 (UTC)

Elves are dolphins. Orcs are... I want to say Orca, but sharks fits better.

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 5th December 2013 21:28 (UTC)

And dwarves are walruses?

Eh, stupid of me, they're not cetaceans. Right whales, then. And hobbits are porpoises.

Edited at 2013-12-05 21:35 (UTC)

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