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February 15 is International Fanworks Day! In honor of the day, your challenge this month is to write a story about something that someone in Middle-earth might be a fan of. For example, does Maglor have a problem with fangirls? Does Aragorn have a weakness for First Age poetry? Do famous hobbit cooks have a following? Do some people of Minas Tirith make up stories about the Royal Family? Or any other sort of fannish scenario you can think of. Prompts will be based on your source, so if you comment, please indicate if you are going to base the story in The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings or some other book by Tolkien, or an adaptation of his work such as the movies. Your prompt will be a character from that work; you do not need to feature the character in your story, but he/she should at least be mentioned.

The February challenge stories will be due Thursday, February 12, and will be revealed on Sunday, February 15. Please tag your story "challenge: fanworks day" and "month: 2015 february". Please remember to use the following header template (also found on the community profile page), and to put the name of your story and your name in the subject line.



To request your prompt, please leave a comment to this post; don't forget to mention which source you will be using. If you have not participated before, please leave an email address so that I can send you your prompt. Or you can email the mods at manypaths@lotrgfic.com.

I hope we'll have many participants for the February challenge!

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karri_kln1671
Jan. 23rd, 2015 07:59 pm (UTC)
May I have a prompt Lord of the Rings, please? My email is karrineves@yahoo.com
dreamflower02
Jan. 24th, 2015 01:33 am (UTC)
Done
lindahoyland
Jan. 23rd, 2015 11:41 pm (UTC)
This sounds fun and a good excuse to try to write something weird and wacky! Please can I have a LOTR prompt?
dreamflower02
Jan. 24th, 2015 01:33 am (UTC)
On the way!
hours_gone_by
Jan. 24th, 2015 12:17 am (UTC)
I'd like a Silmarillion prompt please. I think you should have my email?
dreamflower02
Jan. 24th, 2015 01:25 am (UTC)
I am afraid I don't, unless it's by another name. My address book doesn't bring it up. You can email me with it to manypaths@lotrgfic.com.

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mrowe
Jan. 24th, 2015 06:12 am (UTC)
Silmarillion, please!

*gives the crack!fic muse a few kicks to wake her up*
dreamflower02
Jan. 24th, 2015 12:57 pm (UTC)
On the way!
mahmfic
Jan. 24th, 2015 07:06 am (UTC)
hobbit prompt please.
will using lj's pm system work or do you need my actual email?
dreamflower02
Jan. 24th, 2015 12:14 pm (UTC)
I can use LJ PM if you prefer. Book or movie? (I have a few separate prompts.)
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kayleelupin
Jan. 24th, 2015 07:29 pm (UTC)
Silmarillion please!
lotrcom_mods
Jan. 24th, 2015 07:41 pm (UTC)
OK, you got it!
engarian
Jan. 24th, 2015 10:43 pm (UTC)
A Silmarillion prompt, please :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
lotrcom_mods
Jan. 25th, 2015 03:18 pm (UTC)
Your prompt has been sent!
rhymer23
Jan. 25th, 2015 12:16 pm (UTC)
Ooh... Not written anything for a while, so let's see if this can jump-start the muse. LotR prompt, please! :-)
lotrcom_mods
Jan. 25th, 2015 03:19 pm (UTC)
On the way!
alfirineth
Jan. 29th, 2015 05:10 am (UTC)
challenge
Can I have a LOTR book prompt, please? It has been a while since I wrote, and this sounds fun.
dreamflower02
Feb. 12th, 2015 01:28 am (UTC)
Re: challenge
It's on the way. I apologize, I thought I had already sent it!
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talullahred
Feb. 3rd, 2015 10:44 pm (UTC)
Aww, LJ ate my comment.

I'd like a prompt, please. The source may be whatever you like, or The Silm. ;)
dreamflower02
Feb. 12th, 2015 01:32 am (UTC)
A Silm prompt is on the way!
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sirius_luva
Feb. 9th, 2015 06:47 am (UTC)
I have never done this before, and given how late it is I cannot guarantee that I will get it done on time. XD But I'd like to give this a go, it sounds fun!

I'm going to focus on LotR - books and movies - but with references to the Silmarillion. DO we need a prompt, or can we write about whatever we want to? Not gonna lie, I really want to write about Glorfindel and his legions of fangirls.
dreamflower02
Feb. 12th, 2015 01:24 am (UTC)
Since I did not have your email addy, I sent your prompt by LJ PM. Please let me know if you got it!
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rabbitwriter30
Feb. 11th, 2015 04:53 am (UTC)
May I have a Hobbit (movie) prompt? My email is rabbit.writer@gmail.com, since I've never participated before. :)
dreamflower02
Feb. 12th, 2015 01:25 am (UTC)
Sent! Please let me know if you got it.
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