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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 132 - A truth universally acknowledged

12th June 2014 (16:25)

So, today's cartoon (and the next one) are re-telling the same story as in my recent fic A matter of perspective, except in cute chibi 800x600 form. In fact, I created this cartoon some time ago, and wrote the story based on it, rather than vice-versa. You might spot that some of the dialogue is word-for-word the same.

I'd be interested to know if the imagery fits the way people imagined it being from the written story?

Part 132: A truth universally acknowledged

Next time: Part 133: With apologies to Filippo Brunelleschi

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: Oshun (heartofoshun)
Posted at: 12th June 2014 16:04 (UTC)

That is fun! Great cartoon--wonderful companion to the story.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 12th June 2014 17:05 (UTC)


Have you seen the previous ones I did? They're all under the 'homecv' tag, and go all the way back to "There was Eru, the One..."

Posted by: (bumbleball)
Posted at: 12th June 2014 16:29 (UTC)

Nerdanel created the Weeping Angels!?!

(*tries not to look away or blink *)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 12th June 2014 17:06 (UTC)

Not at all. Nerdanel's statues don't move when you're not looking directly at them. Honest. :)

Posted by: (bumbleball)
Posted at: 12th June 2014 22:18 (UTC)

Oh, and Nerdanel's right about Fëanor's statuette. The propotions shouldn't be be realistic. They should be chibi-like, since no-one in their universe is realistically proportioned anyway!

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 12th June 2014 17:15 (UTC)

LISSIEL: "Ready for the party?"

NERDANEL: "Just a moment, I need to go change into my formal dungarees. Oh, Lissiel? Don't blink, even for a..."

LISSIEL: "Aiiiiieeeee!"

NERDANEL: "Dammit. I've really got to fix that."

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 12th June 2014 17:33 (UTC)

From his high throne atop Mount Taniquetil Manwë can see everything that happens within Valinor. So the Elves can blink as much as they like, there'll always be someone watching the statue.

Unless someone destroys the Two Trees and turns out the lights, of course - but how likely is that to happen?

Edited at 2014-06-12 17:33 (UTC)

Posted by: engarian (engarian)
Posted at: 12th June 2014 19:26 (UTC)

OK, I love the "blink" angel of Nerdanel. The rest of the 'eligible' females are so vapid, and here's this spunky redhead creating something that will resonate through the ages to come! Yeah!

- Erulisse (one L)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 12th June 2014 20:45 (UTC)


I actually had a completely different statue in there at first - a Greek discus thrower - but decided at the last minute to replace the drawing by a Weeping Angel instead, as an in-joke. It seems to be appreciated. :)

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 13th June 2014 14:08 (UTC)

"It's just a statue of Nienna. Why is everyone so freaked out by it?"

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