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The history of Middle-Earth (chibi version): Part 88: Mind the ...! Oops.

12th December 2013 (17:03)

So why didn't Ulmo wait for the rest of the Elves? It's not like they're not all immortal, so waiting a few years won't harm anyone.

I had an idea yesterday for the first meeting of Nerdanel and Fëanor and created a bunch of cartoons showing it; which is a bit awkward since it'll probably be next year before we get that far in the story, and I still have to deal with all the intervening events...

Trouble is, all the stories diverge now. I've left Elwë lost in the woods, the Vanyar and Noldor are off to Valinor, the Teleri are going to do their own thing shortly too. I'm still wondering whether it's best to flip between the different story strands, or follow one through to a logical stopping place in one arc over several weeks, then go back to pick up the next arc?

(In case it's not clear, Ulmo's *sigh* is a response to Ossë and Uinen.)

Part 88: Mind the ...! Ooops

Next time: Part 89: We are sailing.

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: creepinjeeper (creepinjeeper)
Posted at: 17th December 2013 18:38 (UTC)

I was thinking about the way the film was done. So you don't forget about one arc while another is moving.

My thinking on that is so that one timeline doesn't get too far ahead of another that would be happening at the same time. But switching cliffhangers does seem like a good choice.

I like the idea of a link back for reference.

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