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Aiya atanatári auta i lómë!

30th September 2014 (10:27)

Hopefully I'll be able to resume posting HoME (CV) cartoons from Thursday again. In the meantime, I did go on a chibi-creating splurge over the weekend; these are guys I'm going to need eventually but hadn't yet done figures for. since they won't be appearing in the story for a while I may still change them if I think of a better design.



I've given humans slightly darker skin than Elves almost entirely as a way of helping to tell them apart. :) (The Haladin, the Second House of the Edain, are noted in canon as being significantly darker than the others). Dior in the top right has the standard Elven colouration, for comparison purposes.

Also, apparently, one of the gifts the Eldar gave to the first Men to arrive in Beleriand was shoes. :)

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Posted by: salazar_quinn (salazar_quinn)
Posted at: 30th September 2014 09:44 (UTC)

YAY, you're back!

And Edain chibis. :) That makes me very happy. For some reason Haldad's hairstyle just has me loling all over the place.

But I have to go now, because the rest of my reaction is OH MY GOD IT'S BRANDIR, LOOK, LOOK, IT'S BRANDIR, HE'S RIGHT THERE IT'S BRANDIR RIGHT THERE LOOK AT HIM BRANDIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIR!!!!! and you don't need five pages of that in your comments.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 30th September 2014 11:43 (UTC)

Túrin sneers and says, "Brandir? Lame".
:)

Posted by: salazar_quinn (salazar_quinn)
Posted at: 30th September 2014 15:31 (UTC)
character dies

...I'm not sure if that pun makes me want to hug you or hit you with something. :)

(As a sidenote, did you know that Brandir's mother was thirty years older than his father? He was born when she was fifty-four. I'm not really expecting that to make it in, although it would be awesome if it did, but it seemed like the kind of thing you might be interested to know... um, if you didn't already. I love Handir and Beldis, so I'm spreading the word.)

P.S. I love Emeldir's camo pants.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 30th September 2014 17:30 (UTC)

I have to confess, the tale of Túrin is probably my least favourite part of the Silmarillion, so it's not one I've re-read all that often, nor been through the HoME versions of it in much detail. Not yet anyway. So thanks for the info; it wasn't something I knew.

Barahir and Emeldir are in their post-Dagor Bragollach military gear. :(

Posted by: Oshun (heartofoshun)
Posted at: 30th September 2014 13:10 (UTC)
castle forest wales

These are terrific! Turin! That look is very Turin.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 30th September 2014 13:37 (UTC)

Thanks!

Some of them I'm not so sure about, but in my mind Túrin is definitely a spiky-haired anime goth who always wears black.

Also, I think Beren has a slight resemblance to Hugh Grant.

Posted by: L'Ignota (lignota)
Posted at: 30th September 2014 13:59 (UTC)
stabbity

Yay, Edain! Haleth! <3 And Morwen and Rían! I'm very excited for the eventual appearance of the human characters now. I love how viciously gleeful Húrin looks with his axe, and how sullen Túrin is.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 30th September 2014 15:17 (UTC)

I've got another version of Húrin where his axe isn't sizzling with green troll blood. :)

Túrin makes Nienna look light and carefree.

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 30th September 2014 14:37 (UTC)

Alright, the Humanz are in the house.

Those generic Haladin look like they're going to break into a chorus of "Stand and Deliver" at any moment.

Turin and Nienor look like they're having fun...

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 30th September 2014 15:19 (UTC)

When we first meet the Haladin, they're a group of hardy pioneers defending a wooden stockade against hordes of wild Orcs - so making the Haladin look Native American appealed to my sense of irony.

Noooo! Túrin and Nienor shouldn't have fun! They're brother and sister!

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 30th September 2014 17:04 (UTC)

I didn't mean *that*... I was making fun of how utterly miserable they both look! :-)

Posted by: Garth St.Claire (Garth St.Claire)
Posted at: 1st October 2014 08:26 (UTC)

Yes! You are back! With Edain!

The are really good and you just made me realize that I ignored the Edain in the Silmarillion to the extend that I generally mixed up the Hadorlings and Haladin i.e. thought that the Haladin were the blonde ones (I think I associated Lady Haleth with Eowyn and went with that)
I know it's shameful, but it's one thing if Tolkien throws a list of names of Elves at you, you know most of them will be around for the whole story. With the introduction of the Houses of Men I just remember a lot of people being introduced and dying in the same paragraph, especially Beor.

Anyway, I love the Native American style of the Haladin! That's head-canon for me now! I was always a bit disappointed that the Haladin didn't keep up their matriarchy after Haleth's death.

And of course with the humans comes the second character (after Feanor) I'd like to bludgeon to death with a blunt object, Turin "the Slayer of Innocents" Turambar, god do I hate him....

Edited at 2014-10-01 08:33 (UTC)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 1st October 2014 14:47 (UTC)

Apart from the famous ones like Beren, Húrin and Huor and their sons, I do't really know much about the Edain either. To decide which chibis to make, I had to check "Who fought in the major battles?" and "Who were the first humans to be given the lordship of their own kingdoms?" since they're the ones most likely to appear in the ongoing story.

Like I mentioned above, the first appearance of the Haladin is them defending a stockade against native savages (of the Orc variety), so I liked the idea of making them Amerindian in appearance.

I don't know if you're familiar with Elric of Melniboné, but he strongly reminds me of Túrin.

Posted by: L'Ignota (lignota)
Posted at: 1st October 2014 16:32 (UTC)

I really like the Edain sections, among other reasons, because it's one of the places where female characters get to Do Things and have qualities other than being beautiful. I don't blame people for not remembering who Haleth or Emeldir are, but I really love that they exist and would read all the fanfic about them. (Even if I think "Manhearted" is a stupid name because it implies that women can't be brave.) And Morwen! Morwen is great (though slightly less obscure, I think).

Maybe Aerin should have a chibi when you get up to the Túrin story? I guess it depends whether you use the Children of Hurin material or not and how much time you want to spend on Túrin the Walking Disaster. (Sorry, I'm not all that fond of him either.) :P

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 1st October 2014 23:17 (UTC)

It's possible Emeldir got her name from the necklace of men's hearts she wore around her neck...
:)
(Maybe not.)

Posted by: (bumbleball)
Posted at: 1st October 2014 19:25 (UTC)

One other Chibi you'll need is for Amlach. He's not really a major
character but he does have a speaking role, with actual dialogue.
That's pretty unusual in those early chapters!

BTW opinion on Túrin always seems split on gender grounds: men usually
hate him, while women want to mother him. Strange but true. (Wonder
what Emeldir would make of him!)

(BTW - This is the external poster formerly known as "ext followed by
some numbers." For some reason, LJ isn't letting me post from that
external account, so I've had to create a full membership! And now it doesn't want to let me post with this account. This is the third time of trying, the others all timed-out. I hate LJ!!!)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 1st October 2014 23:09 (UTC)

Amlach...? (Googles him) Oh right. Yep, he'll need a dedicated episode.

Welcome to LJ. :)

Posted by: L'Ignota (lignota)
Posted at: 2nd October 2014 02:25 (UTC)
stabbity

BTW opinion on Túrin always seems split on gender grounds: men usually
hate him, while women want to mother him.


That isn't really true in my experience. Anyway, I'm female and I dislike him.

Posted by: Garth St.Claire (Garth St.Claire)
Posted at: 1st October 2014 21:16 (UTC)

Oh my god....you're quite right with your Turin/Elric comparison. I'm amazed I never saw it before...

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 1st October 2014 23:04 (UTC)

Spoiler alert: When Túrin kills himself with Gurthang, it's just possible that I'll write Gurthang's parting words to be, "Farewell, friend. I was a thousand times more evil than thou".

Though I'll try and resist the temptation to have Túrin's battlecry be "Blood and souls for my lord Orodreth!"

Posted by: (bumbleball)
Posted at: 1st October 2014 19:11 (UTC)

Love the Chibis. Yaayy for humans!!! (Some of my best friends are human, you know!)

Not sure about Tuor's lumberjack look. I've got Monty Python going through my head now, picturing him dressed in women's clothing and hanging around in bars...

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 1st October 2014 23:12 (UTC)

I'm thinking of all the time Tuor spent living alone in the wilderness, a wild man of the woods - huge and strong with a deep rolling voice, singing and playing his harp and cutting down trees and skipping and jumping... no, probably not the last two.

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