huinare: (finally--ratbag is warchief!)
I had another weird June challenge idea, thanks to a conversation with [ profile] lignota, this one not nearly as doomy as the one I came up with last year. If anything, it is an attempt to counteract the doom which many of us have inflicted upon a particular character. Thus, I propose:
[informational blurb!]

June, 2015: “We’re Sorry, Celebrimbor” Month

If you’ve written about or drawn Celebrimbor, you likely know how it goes: Before you is an innocent blank page, and, next thing you know, terrible atrocities are befalling Celebrimbor.

Sure, we can fault the Professor for depicting Celebrimbor during the final unhappy phase of his life and thus egging us all on.

But really, it’s time to stop passing the buck.

It’s time to apologize to Celebrimbor for all that we have done.

How does one apologize to Celebrimbor, you ask? So many options. Write a story or create fanart where not-bad things are happening to him! Make a craft he would like to wear, or prepare a meal he would like to eat, and upload photos of it! Make a fanmix or a filk! The possibilities for not treating Celebrimbor with heinous cruelty are extensive.

Questions? Comment on this post. "Anonymous" comments should be enabled, for people without LJ logins; please sign "anonymous" comments.
[/informational blurb!]

If there's more than like three people who would like to participate in this, it's a go. Tell your friends!*
*But don't tell Annatar. Even if he is one of your friends.

People should feel free to reblog this info, by linking to this entry or by copying/pasting the text that falls between [informational blurb!] and [/informational blurb!]


June edit: Now open for business!
See this tag on my LJ for most recent posts pertaining to this lunacy. FAQ is near the bottom of the tag.

Date: 2015-05-04 06:10 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Can't promise anything, as I keep falling off the fandom wagon, but hey, sounds fun!

Date: 2015-05-05 02:59 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I'm sure even something short and sweet would be as a balm to Celebrimbor's maltreatment. ;)

Date: 2015-05-05 09:13 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Poor baby. Something will come up, I'm sure. ;D

Date: 2015-05-05 09:34 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Hey, do you want me to post this at the Library of Moria comm? I know it's a lighthearted thing but we like posting these things, as long as the people behind them are happy with it.

Date: 2015-05-05 11:48 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
If you'd like, sure--thank you! =)

Can't promise that I'd read the resulting works, as explicit stories rarely interest me (I always feel a need to add a disclaimer that it's NOT an ethical statement or a value judgment, I just don't find much of that content compelling as the focal point of a story, be it het or slash). And then, LoM isn't just explicit fics anyway, is it? although that's what I know it for.

Anyway, caveat over, I think anyone who thinks they could have fun of any sort with apologizing to Celebrimbor should totally do so. =D

Date: 2015-05-06 06:18 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
That's okay. As I wrote and read more into fandom (or got older) the more explicit stuff lost some of its appeal (at least the PWP). The LoM has all ratings too, true, and gen fic. I'll post closer to the day. ;)

Date: 2015-05-07 03:18 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Great. Thank you. =D

Date: 2015-05-04 08:19 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
ext_189645: (Cream Tea)
... cups of tea...

As it happens I have been drawing Ost-in-Edhil this weekend, and a Second Age roleplaying campaign planned for the end of May, so I'm definitely on for this!

Date: 2015-05-05 03:00 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Eee that sounds like fun!

Excellent. =D

Date: 2015-05-04 09:14 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] hhimring
hhimring: (Default)
I really like the idea! My only worry is: what if I try and not-so-good things insist on happening to him anyway? (Not that I'd be inviting Annatar to the party!)

Date: 2015-05-05 03:05 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Oh dear, I'd not considered that (one might think I would, given my history of doing horrible things to characters including but by no means limited to Celebrimbor).

So maybe if it's a story arc that goes downhill for Celebrimbor, it could be broken into short chapters, and the chapter(s) where not-bad-stuff happens could be the Apology?

Date: 2015-05-06 09:12 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] hhimring
hhimring: (Default)
I suppose I was remembering my Narvi and Celebrimbor drabbles that somehow ended with Narvi's dying (of natural causes, rather than unexpectedly)--and nevertheless are also the most cheerful Celebrimbor story I've written so far...

Date: 2015-05-07 03:58 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I'm not sure why I'm so blithely convinced I can write something happy about Celebrimbor, because, well, 1. It's me, and 2. It's Celebrimbor.
I think in my mind I'm conceiving of it sort of like writing a gift fic for him or something.

Date: 2015-05-05 07:24 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
ext_189645: (Skagos)
Perhaps the story-teller is from a Rohirric culture, and believes that it is best to be commemorated and celebrated in heroic memory, even if bad things happen?

Actually, elves are all about the memory, aren't they, now I think about it? That Anglo-Saxon idea runs deep.

Date: 2015-05-06 09:15 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] hhimring
hhimring: (Default)
I have this tendency towards the elegiac...
But maybe I can restrain it!

Date: 2015-05-04 01:57 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I'm game, if my muse ever decides to take up residence again. At the least I can design something for him to make.

- Erulisse (one L)

Date: 2015-05-05 03:06 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Designing something would be awesome, too! I don't see this as limited to writing, and it might be more fun if it weren't.

Date: 2015-05-05 06:08 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] zdenka
zdenka: The Doors of Khazad-dum. (tolkien)
I'm in! With the usual caveats about how I often mean to write things and then don't manage to finish them.

Date: 2015-05-05 11:50 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Great! And yeah, I don't always Finish All The Stuff myself, it happens.

Date: 2015-05-07 08:02 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
For yea these many long years my beta has asked me to write an AU in which Celebrimbor and Galadriel run away together and are blissfully happy in between raging fights and escaping from potentially life threatening situations.

I will not write that fic because I think it's about 100k long, but - something.

Date: 2015-05-08 02:42 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Yay, something! :)

The former idea does sound like longfic potential. I suppose it would be difficult to write a short prologue/prelude without getting sucked into the longer story? I mean, I'd find it difficult, and I've been avoiding the thought of longfic like the plague because I've had a "finished" one sitting around for >3 years and still being "edited." X)

Date: 2015-05-08 07:16 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] hhimring
hhimring: (Default)
BTW, is this good to go and be re-blogged for signal-boosting?

Date: 2015-05-09 04:27 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Sure. I've altered the post slightly to include re-blogging options at the bottom. =D

(Looks like my test anon comment just replied to you instead of to the post...sorry!)

Testing anonymous comment

Date: 2015-05-09 04:24 pm (UTC)From: (Anonymous)
Anonymous comment function has been enabled as a courtesy, in the event that someone without a LiveJournal account gets wind of this and has burning questions. Please sign your comment.

- Huinare

Date: 2015-05-10 12:36 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I've written him as part of my stories, but never tried to write a story about him. I'd like to try.

Date: 2015-05-11 02:33 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Excellent. \o/ The more the merrier.

Date: 2015-06-22 06:49 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Okay. I posted a fic. It's here:

I will also post it on SWG, AO3 and MPTT, but as we are not connected on LJ I thought I'd post the link here.

Date: 2015-06-26 03:26 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Yay, thanks for letting me know! :D Left a comment on SWG.

Date: 2015-06-26 12:10 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Just answered it. Thank you! =)

Date: 2015-05-31 06:12 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I'm totally in! I've been saying for ages that Celebrimbor needs some happiness, poor darling.

Date: 2015-05-31 07:51 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Yesss, welcome aboard!

I tend to skew rather dark in my writing, so of course it was all too easy for me to mess with Celebrimbor. This challenge is good for me, personally, to step outside my morbid comfort zone. =D


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