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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 196 - Reunited

16th March 2015 (12:23)

Enough doom and gloom! Here's a cute story from HoME to let us all take a break from the misery. Your normal doom-and-gloom service will be resumed next week.

Remember that the souls of dead elves go to the Halls of Mandos?

Part 196: Reunited

Next time: Part 197: And it feels so good

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: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 16th March 2015 17:19 (UTC)

I wanted to make an icon out of the first "panel" of this comic, but reduced to 100x100 it would be too small to see. "Woooooooo"

I'm surprised Tolkien could bring himself to write about such a scandalous situation.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 16th March 2015 17:46 (UTC)

Tolkien wrote the story of Finwë, Míriel and Indis in the late 1950s - which was when his longterm friendship with C S Lewis had been badly damaged because Lewis scandalously married an American divorcee, and Tolkien hated the very idea of divorce. I do get the impression that he was retreating into his fictional world to devise a situation where even immortal elves never got divorced, and when they did re-marry it caused all sorts of problems.

Posted by: Garth St.Claire (Garth St.Claire)
Posted at: 17th March 2015 17:33 (UTC)

"I want to hear all about it!"

No...no...believe me Miriel you don't....though technically the bad stuff hasn't happened yet.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 17th March 2015 17:40 (UTC)

"Your son held a sword to his brother's throat" has happened.

Though I think being in Mandos would tend to give you a more relaxed view of such things - I mean, what's the worst that can happen? Because to you, it already did, and you're still fine.

Posted by: Garth St.Claire (Garth St.Claire)
Posted at: 18th March 2015 03:08 (UTC)

Still as Feanor's mother she would be unhappy to hear that her son was in such emotional anguish to be driven to something like that and be exiled.

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