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Summary: Write a Mary sue fanfiction where a modern girl comes to middle earth, but has no knowledge of where she is. She must be from our time, or after the Lord of the Rings was popular. You must make this mary sue normal in everyway. I would like someone to write about her falling in love with an elf, and how the elf would respond to her realistically, keeping the elf and all Tolkien's characters as much in cannon as you can :). No super mary sues!! Also, how will she get back to our world, and what kind of drama will ensue while she is in Middle Earth. There must be one major/secondary character death, and the modern girl can't speak elvish when she arrives! Neither can she speak the common tongue, because the commmon tongue was not english, either! Please, no slash, keep Tolkien's characters in cannon. Also, no crossovers. It would be much more challenging without. Have fun with it! What kind of things would she have brought with her? iPods, speakers, a watch? How would her being modern affect Middle Earth (WITHOUT changing the story!)? Have fun!!
Categories: Movie-verse, Book-verse Characters: None
Summary: The wall separating Boromir’s and Faramir’s bedrooms is not as thick as Boromir would have liked. His little brother has a rather eventful personal life, constantly shagging someone, or perhaps getting shagged – Boromir would rather not know. Usually the big brother grins and bears it. But one night, when all the moans, yelps, screams of “faster, faster!” and “fuck me hard, Captain Faramir!” won’t stop even after three in the morning, Boromir decides he has had enough. But as the door to Faramir’s bedroom is opened after Boromir’s furious banging, the heir’s ire abates a little – for he is greeted by the sight of his brother in full glory: unclothed, blushed and sweaty, raven hair in a mess, and with an impressive arousal to finish the picture. Moreover, behind him on the bed Boromir can see two young cadets, fresh but not innocent at all... Still, Boromir tries shouting – but Faramir is only grinning broadly in return. Yes, he already has an idea how to solve this conflict of interest…
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash, Book Verse Slash Characters: Boromir, Faramir
Summary: All Gondorian noblemen learn the High Tongue, at least the basics. But the Steward’s sons should know it well, so a real Elf is hired as a tutor. He is the first of the Fair Folk to be seen in Gondor for ages, and attracts lots of attention – Faramir in particular finds him entirely fascinating… Naturally, the young lord ends up getting a bit more than the education his father is paying for. Boromir finds out and does not approve… Why exactly does he not approve? Mm, you decide.
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash, Book Verse Slash Characters: Faramir
Summary: As a father, Thranduil can be a little overbearing. Legolas constantly feels the need to be perfect and 'princely' in everything he does. One day, while journeying about knocking off orcs for fun, he meets up with a roving group of entertainers.

Alas! The leading lady breaks her leg and cannot act. (You can see where this is going, right?) Legolas discovers there's a something perversely enjoyable about dressing up as a girl and acting on stage in the many villages of men they pass through. Thranduil would have a fit if he ever found out!

This goes on for many years until, one midsummer's eve, Legolas is giving a fabulous performance when who should show up but Elladan and Elrohir!

They've never met, but Legolas instantly realises who the twin peredhel are. Legolas must make a hasty escape before he is discovered!

Unfortunately for him, the twins have seen the incredibly beautful lead 'actress' on stage and are desperate to win 'her' favour!

(Extra credit if you manage to include Elrond worrying over his sons' infatuation with a 'mortal woman!')


Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Legolas

Summary: Liriel of Lothlorien is Haldir's sister and has been the secret lover of Prince Legolas for years. She is Arwen's closest female friend and an ex-girlfriend (not sexual!) of one of Arwen's brothers. What happens when Liriel arrives for the Council of Elrond as Legolas' new bride? I'd love to see the interplay between Haldir and Legolas over the very quick wedding, and how you persuade Gimli that it's a good idea to have another Elf in the party. How do you convince Boromir that a female elf can be a warrior? Must have the couple trying to sneak away for quiet moments but always being interrupted - and I'd love to see someone explaining Elven sex to the hobbits! I'd also suggest arguments between the young couple where Liriel makes it plain to all and sundry that she has a will and a mind of her own. I'm also wondering how things change if someone manages to heal Theoden's son? If you write as just LOTR, great. Cross-over options preferred would be Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Harry Potter.
Categories: Movie-verse, Crossovers Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Boromir, Celeborn, Denethor, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Faramir, Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Glorfindel, Haldir, Legolas, Merry, Original Character, Pippin, Sam, Théoden, Théodred, Thranduil
Summary: This was suggested to me by a friend of a friend. Write any story, any length, in Legolas' POV, with the pairing being Legolas/Gandalf.
Categories: Book Verse Slash Characters: Gandalf / Olorin
Summary: Write a story of life at one of the great elven settlements (Gondolin, Nargothrond, Doriath, Rivendell, Lothlorien, etc.) from the point of a woman living a traditional (ie, not warrior-maiden) life there, and using Sei Shonagon or something from her Pillow Book as an inspiration.

More information on her at this short article and this other one.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: None
Summary: Eowyn is a little tired of Faramir always being so careful and gentle in bed. She has told him many a time, but, well, is there any use talking to men? So she decides to take some action, and, knowing his er, interest in young men, decides to play a little game of once again pretending to be a lad. Well, she gets a little more than she had expected.
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash, Book Verse Slash Characters: Eowyn, Faramir
Summary:

Basically, what if Sauron, the Nazgul, orcs, and so on and so forth were the good guys and Aragorn, Elrond, Legolas, Frodo, etc. were the bad guys?


Categories: None Characters: None
Summary: What the title says. NOTE: ghouls MAY NOT be naturally found in Middle Earth. When you transport them to Arda (via portal or whatever you choose) you may come up with a way that they can have an unlimited food source (NOTE: this does not mean that they are able to consume something other then ghoul, human, coffee and water; simply that you may gift them with something like a replenishing chunk of meat as a gift from the Valar or Eru or something/one (you DO NOT have to do this). You do not have to send a ghoul (although that is preferred), you may send an investigator.The one I like best is to send both a ghoul and an investigator and force them to team up. This MAY NOT revolve around romance - as little as possible is appreciated, none is best. VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: this MAY ONLY be set in Arda. It may be either movie or book verse for LOTR and either manga or anime verse for Tokyo Ghoul.
Categories: Movie-verse, Crossovers, Book-verse Characters: None
Summary: Young Faramir has his first crush – no, not on Boromir. He writes a letter with a confession, but has doubts over its content, and asks his older brother for second opinion. As Boromir listens to Faramir’s impassioned reading, he realises with a shock that he would like his little brother to express these feelings for him – but is a little too stunned by this sudden revelation to actually voice it just now. So time goes by, and an elated and unsuspecting Faramir keeps Boromir posted re the rapid developments in his first love affair. Well, what will Boromir’s internal struggle come to? Will he ever dare voice his feelings? And if he does, what will come out of it? Faramir is, after all, already in love…
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash, Book Verse Slash Characters: Boromir, Faramir
Summary: Write a love or sex scene in one sentence. You may choose any pairing you wish.
Categories: None Characters: None
Summary: Faramir discovers his brother is having an affair with Queen Arwen. What is Faramir to do? The new Steward of Gondor Boromir II and Queen Arwen Undomiel have a thing. Boromir and Arwen? Yes. Whoever told you he is not her type? Of course he is. He is gorgeous and irresistible. He just is. And he makes her happy in bed. So there. No further discussion on this point. Where does Faramir fit into the plot? Faramir is the only one who knows about this relationship. Maybe he knew about it before it had even turned into a full-blown affair, or maybe he found out some time later – up to you. Question is, what is he going to do? He has his duty to his king, his duty to his brother, to his queen, to the state, to the good people of Gondor. Perhaps, although this is facultative, he himself has feeling for one of the parties involved…
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Boromir, Faramir
Summary: Faramir gets his hands on a magic ring. Possibly as a present from Mithrandir. At first he does not know it is enchanted, but soon discovers it gives him some special power: hearing another’s thoughts, seeing the dreams other people dream at night – or, maybe, when he puts it on, takes a quill into his hand and pronounces a person’s name, his hand will write out the desires of that person. Whichever, really – with the help of this ring he should inadvertently come to learn of another man harbouring a secret passion for him – Boromir is the first to come to my mind, but feel free to choose someone else. Point is, Faramir is, for one, uncertain of the ring’s reliability, second, considers this method rather amoral. So what does he do with this questionable knowledge?
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash, Book Verse Slash Characters: Boromir, Faramir
Summary: Write an essay of any length on why you write LotR fan fiction.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Summary: PWP involving Faramir, Aragorn, and bathing in Anduin on a summer night. One of them is bathing – the other watching secretly. Or not so secretly, as it turns out when he is caught.
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash, Book Verse Slash Characters: Aragorn, Faramir
Summary: would like to see a Glorfindel/Eowyn pairing. No rape but other then that anything goes. rated r-nc-17. Eowyn should be a strong female none of the insecurities that usually happen when she is paired with an elf. I dont want an emo self depreciating Glorfindel either. Definatly some conflict between the two. I picture the both of them to be strong willed. How do they meet? Is it love or lust? Maybe a duel between the two but whats the wager? 1-5 chapters short attention span. put book verse but i dont care which way it goes.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: None
Summary: Write an essay of any length on how you learned about this website and why you visit it. How has it effected your life? I'm interested in hearing from everyone, regardless of whether or not you post stories, leave reviews or simply come here for good reading. In the case of the latter, you will have to register and create a pen name to reply to the challenge, but please do.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Summary: *Write something where a character is a non-humanoid entity (exceptions are shape-shifters.) *Pairings may NOT be the main focus. *It is appreciated if language is kept minimal and as little romance as possible (none is the best). *Write in either in first or third person - no second person! *The character that becomes/is a non-humanoid entity or shape-shifter MUST be an OC. *The following is preferred: the main focus is NOT the entity becoming a humanoid creature. NOTE: your entity CAN be humanoid if the species that it is is not canon. *This may be set in either the book or movie verse. Book is preferred. *Character may be either turned into their species or they may be born as such. *It will be appreciated if character has no problem killing ANYTHING.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: None
Summary: I grow weary of hearing of the exploits of the elves. To be sure, they hold a special place in the history of Middle Earth, yet my heart bleeds for those races as noble who gain not the recognition they deserve. Thus I charge ye: go out and write of the lesser known races: the dwarves; the hobbits; the dragons; the balrogs; the maiar; and, indeed, the valar themselves. As token of my appreciation of this service, I shall leave lovely long reviews for all those who rise to the challenge. Now, go ye forth and write!
Categories: Book-verse Characters: None
Summary: What if a different member of the Fellowship were the Ringbearer? What would Gimli do with the Ring? Or, perhaps Grima happened to stumble upon it? Basically, any character in Middle Earth is the Ringbearer and goes on an adventure with a Fellowship of the Ring (it can be any characters as well) Keep it clean; no slash or anything like that. Preferably no crossovers either but parodies or humor are find by me! Have fun...
Categories: Off Topic, Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Other Canon Character
Summary: Horror of horrors, each member of the Fellowship decides to bring a pet... What kind of creatures are they? Do they actually have world-savin' assets? Or do they just serve to make a long epic Disney-cute?
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: None
Summary: Use a CD, song, or work of a musical artist as inspiration for a story (song or album titles for chapters, lyrics for plot inspiration, you get the idea). Compilation CDs are acceptable, but they are limited to that CD only. If you choose a particular band/artist you are limited only to their entire published works. In the notes preceding please give some explanation as to why you chose the album/artist. Also, please remember to give credit where it is due and give the artist/band credit for their work. Any ratings, genres, or characters are good.
Categories: None Characters: None
Summary: Aragorn wants to have a huge mirror installed into their chamber right alongside the bed, so that he and Faramir can see how they make love to each other. The King is secretly hoping it would help bring out Faramir’s wilder side, ridding the Steward of his annoying modesty and inhibitions. Faramir is not very keen on the idea – but once the mirror is actually there…
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash, Book Verse Slash Characters: Aragorn, Faramir
Summary:

While living with her husband was wonderful, Celebrían often longed for the home in which she grew up: Lothlórien. Arwen visited there as well. As mother and daughter, isn't it reasonable to assume they traveled together? If so, Arwen might have been with her mother during the infamous orc attack. Give an account of the event as if she were. Pick and choose one or more options from this list to incorporate into your story.

1. Considering her beauty was only surpassed by Lúthien, why and how did Arwen get away?

2. An elven-warrior' in charge of Celebrían's safety had his entire life change drastically because of this one event.

3. While the event itself should be the dominant focus of the story, don't recount the event itself. Either:
A. Show everything leading up to it. The end of the story is Celebrían's capture.
B. Account for the results of the tragedy. Some possibilities include: end the story with Celebrían's departure or show how her children learn to cope with what happened.

4. "Love can move mountains," but that doesn't make the mountains simple to move. How does Elrond's love bring Celebrían from the brink of death? Why wasn't it enough to keep her in Middle Earth? How does it influence him after she leaves?

5. After Arwen decides to take the path of a mortal life she recalls her last days with her mother. In this light does she regret her choice?

6. How does Celebrían take the news of Arwen's decision to remain in Middle Earth? If she could change her decision and delay sailing west in light of this knowledge, would she?

7. Other Inspiration: Tell another story inspired by and related to the basis of this challenge.


Categories: Book-verse Characters: Arwen, Celebrían