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October 1st, 2010

Title: Pippin "Bullroarer" Took (the Pippin the Bullroarer remix)
Author: Pearl Took
Title, Author and link to original story: Pippin the Bullroarer by Gamgeefest
Rating: G
Beta: Dreamflower
Author's Notes: Characters: Pippin (9 yrs.), Merry (17 yrs.), Everard Took (19 yrs.), Ferdibrand Took (16 yrs.), and Fredigar Bolger (19 yrs)
Time: Afteryule 1399 S.R.
I kept the same characters, setting and event but changed the details and the ending.
Summary: Young Pippin proves himself in a difficult situation.
Word Count: 2,044

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Pippin “Bullroarer” Took
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Author: Armariel
Title: Chili With a Chance of Mushrooms (The Cook-Off Remix)
Title,Author and Link to Original Story: The Cook-Off by Larner
Rating: G
Summary: Frodo participates in a very unusual competition.
Word Count: 2,527

Chili with a Chance of Mushrooms (The Cook-Off Remix)

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Title: Help My Unbelief (the Unbelief remix)
Author: Dreamflower
Title, Author and link to original story: Unbelief by Larner
Rating: G
Beta: Lindelea
Author's Notes: There were so many of Larner’s stories that I would have loved to play with. Unfortunately, the ones that tempted me the most were far too long for a good remix, or would not lend themselves to another author very easily. I began to look among her shorter stories, and found the bunny bit me for this one, as I wanted to know more of her OC Margil. So I decided to retell it from mostly his POV, with a little of Pippin’s thrown in for good measure. Readers of the original may note that a good deal of the dialogue is lifted directly from her story. I did not indicate such with italics, my usual practice with quotes, as I feared that would interrupt the flow of the story. But this is a remix, and I give full credit to Larner for the use of her own words in this story. It is, after all, no more than we so often do to the good Professor himself as well.

My thanks to my excellent beta, Lindelea. Her hard work made this a much better story!

Summary: A young Gondorian finds his world-view shaken by events in post-War Minas Tirith and an encounter with four halflings.
Word Count: 11,877

Help My Unbelief (the Unbelief remix)
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The 2010 Remix Challenge

The 2010 Remix Challenge!



2010 Remix Stories:


"Toys in the Hall" (the "This Ereinion" remix) by Dawn Felagund Young Ereinion once sent his father Fingon to bed for a week with a poorly placed toy and learned much about his father as a result. Now, with Fingon dead, his people at war, and his world upended, Ereinion tries a similar tactic to learn something about his new foster-father, Círdan.
Dear Estella (the Daughters of Jerusalem Remix) by RhyselleIn Celeritas’ fic, “Daughters of Jerusalem”, Estella Bolger finally agrees that Merry could write to her. Rather than re-writing the original, my muse decided the original story was the prologue or introduction to this fic, which consists of some of the correspondence that came of that conversation.
Help My Unbelief (the Unbelief remix) by Dreamflower A young Gondorian finds his world-view shaken by events in post-War Minas Tirith and an encounter with four halflings.
A Bird in the Hand (the Tulip's Egg Remix) by Cathleen How a knitted piglet and a goose formed an enduring friendship, and a small hobbit lad was not disappointed.
Alone and Burdened (the Alone and Forsaken Remix by Nautika An angry argument, bitter words spoken, and suddenly a man finds himself struggling with his conscience. Written from a different POV than "Alone and Forsaken". Mixture of movie and bookverse
Fulfilled Rites -- A Found Poem (the No Stones to Build, Or Wood to Burn Remix) by Linaewen A found poem in which Aragorn mourns the passing of Boromir.
Until the End of Their Days (It Takes a Took remix) by Celeritas An outbreak of fever has turned Peregrin Took unusually somber--and worried. Merry hopes to take his mind off things with some planning.
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Boots Made for Walking (the Believe It or Not Remix) by Linaewen In this continuation of the tale begun in Nautika's Believe It or Not, Merry and Pippin help Boromir solve the problem with his boots
Do We Lament the Lost? (Lament for Galadriel remix) by Peregrin Ionad Arwen laments Galadriel's passage west and her own passing.
Wonder That's Keeping the Stars Apart (The Ghost in the Garden Remix) by Levade Galadriel is leaving Middle-earth. Celeborn is not. Irreconcilable differences cannot always be overcome.
Children of Heroes (Line of Heroes Remix) by Kaylee Arafinwiel Eärendil, Elwing, and Melian watch over their young grandsons as they prepare a surprise for the Lord of Imladris.
Folly in the Woods (Like Father, Like Son Remix) by GamgeeFest Pippin takes Faramir on his first hunting expedition.
Love at first Sight? (remix of "Anemone: pt. 1, Dolphins") How it was that Anemone was commissioned by Lord Ulmo to seek out Frodo Baggins and perhaps see him as a possible mate.
The Witchking's Battle of the Ford (the "At the Bruinen Ford" remix) by Larner How was the flight to the ford of the Bruinen perceived by the Enemy?
Chili With a Chance of Mushrooms (The Cook-Off Remix) by Armariel Frodo participates in a very unusual competition.
Pippin "Bullroarer" Took (the Pippin the Bullroarer Remix) by Pearl Took Young Pippin proves himself in a difficult situation.


We'd like to thank all of the authors who participated, both for allowing their stories to be remixed and for taking the chance of remixing the stories of others-- which can be rather daunting on both counts! And we'd also like to thank our pinch-hitters and betas as well!

We hope you will check out all of the remixed stories, and if you've not read them before, you might also want to check out the stories that inspired them as well! If you enjoy the stories, please let the authors know how much!

Alone and Burdened by Nautika

Author: nautika
Title: Alone and Burdened
Title, author and link to original story: Alone and Forsaken by Linaewen

Rating: K
Beta:
Author's Notes: Alas, these are not my characters. They are Tolkien's and always will be. For this story, we must also thank Peter Jackson for bringing the movie to the big screen.
Summary: A lengthened vignette based on a movieverse scene from the extended edition of FOTR. An angry argument, bitter words spoken, and suddenly a man finds himself struggling with his conscience. Written from a different POV than "Alone and Forsaken". Mixture of movie and bookverse</ b>
Word Count: 2,003

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A Bird in the Hand by Cathleen

Author: Cathleen
Title: A Bird in the Hand
Tulip’s Egg, by Pearl Took http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5782&cid=25009
Rating: G
Beta: Dreamflower
Author's Notes: In my corner of the Shire Pippin is equivalent to a six year old boy in most of my Tulip tales. This is a silly story, but I hope you enjoy it!
Summary: How a knitted piglet and a goose formed an enduring friendship, and a small hobbit lad was not disappointed.

Word Count: 3,593

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Author: Rhyselle
Title: Dear Estella (the Daughters of Jerusalem Remix)
Title, author and link to original story: Daughters of Jerusalem, by Celeritas
http://www.lotrgfic.com/viewstory.php?sid=503&chapter=1
Rating: G
Beta: Dancingkatz and Kaylee
Author's Notes:
Summary: In Celeritas’ fic, “Daughters of Jerusalem”, Estella Bolger finally agrees that Merry could write to her. Rather than re-writing the original, my muse decided the original story was the prologue or introduction to this fic, which consists of some of the correspondence that came of that conversation.
Word Count: Approximately 4,300

Dear Estella


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Author: Dawn Felagund
Title: "Toys in the Hall"
Title, author and link to original story: Remix of This Ereinion by Levade
Rating: PG
Summary: Young Ereinion once sent his father Fingon to bed for a week with a poorly placed toy and learned much about his father as a result. Now, with Fingon dead, his people at war, and his world upended, Ereinion tries a similar tactic to learn something about his new foster-father, Círdan.
Word Count: 1900

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