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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 119: Perchance to dream

24th April 2014 (16:44)

Don't think too hard about Manwë asking Vairë how to pronounce the letter 'Þ' here. :) (Wiki link) (For those who haven't read HoME, the correct pronunciation of Míriel's mother-name is a long, long story...)

Part 119: Perchance to dream

Next time: Part 120: That sleep of death

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: gillo (gillo)
Posted at: 24th April 2014 15:47 (UTC)

Are you planning to work your way through the entire speech? #iseewhatyoudidthere


Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 24th April 2014 16:22 (UTC)

You mean 'To be or not to be?' Possibly. :)

(#121 is going to be called 'What dreams may come?' - I've already drawn that far ahead - but I think I'll probably stop there.)

Posted by: mikeda (mikeda)
Posted at: 24th April 2014 18:49 (UTC)

"Stop there". But, but, you're practically still at the beginning of the...

Oh. Never mind.

It's possible you're referring to that particular speech not the chibi HoME.


Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 24th April 2014 19:08 (UTC)

I'm a quarter of the way through! (Chapter 6 of 24).

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 24th April 2014 17:21 (UTC)


At least she didn't put a sheet over her head.

And now she can borrow yarn from Vairë.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 24th April 2014 17:24 (UTC)

Vairë and Míriel do indeed bond over their shared love of knitting. It's canon! :)

Posted by: Garth St.Claire (Garth St.Claire)
Posted at: 24th April 2014 19:44 (UTC)

Ha! I love how Mandos snaps Ghost!Miriel out of her...haunting-shtick by pronouncing her name wrong. I can so picture this, since she was very peculiar about the "Þ" versus "s" thing.

Edited at 2014-04-24 19:45 (UTC)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 24th April 2014 20:06 (UTC)


I'm not sure myself whether he mispronounced her name deliberately, knowing that would get her attention, or he just didn't know about the Þ/s change. But since Námo has a reputation for mysteriousness to maintain, of course he'd claim later that it was deliberate...

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