July 6th, 2015

LotR Challenges 7 by Dreamflower

Many Paths to Tread's SIXTH Anniversary!!

This year, Many Paths to Tread will turn six years old on July 27!

To celebrate, we are going to do the following things. There will be a comment challenge, which we have not had in a while; we will try to finish and roll out last year's Round Robin comment stories, and of course we will begin our annual "Tree and Flower Awards", opening nominations on our anniversary date.

Here is our comment challenge--

Six by Six Anniversary Comment Challenge


The challenge will be to make six different comments on works at the Many Paths to Tread archive in any or all of six different groups.

1. Six stories in six different genres. (Definitions of genres can be found here, and you can search here.)
2. Six stories by six different authors. (Search by authors here.)
3. Six stories in six different categories. (Search by categories here.)
4. Six different stories written for challenges. (Search for challenge stories here.)
5. Six different works of art (Search in our Art Gallery here.)
6. Six different works of non-fiction. (Search for non-fiction here.)

Artists: We will need a banner and matching icon for each of the six groups and a seventh special banner and icon for those who complete all six of the groups. Please PM the mods if you would like to make any!

Consult the Six by Six Rules post for rules and more information, but please put any questions or general comments at this post. That post will be reserved for comments about completed challenges. Comments there will be screened until we are sure they are relevant.

Now, as for the Round Robin last year, the stories from The Hobbit and the one from The Lord of the Rings are essentially complete. Those threads will be frozen, and will soon be posted at MPTT after a bit of editing. The threads for the other stories are not complete. You may comment here to add to the Multi-age story, and you may comment here to add to the Second Age story, and you may comment here to add to the First Age story. Comments on the Round Robins will be left open until July 17, after which we will ask for a volunteer to complete the story if it has not reached an ending.

We will ask each person who contributed to a story to suggest a title, and there will be a poll to decide on the title. If all goes well, all of the stories will be posted at MPTT on the 27.

As for the "Tree and Flower Awards", just begin to think of stories you'd like to nominate. We will be making some preliminary posts over the next few weeks! Remember that previous winners are ineligible!
LotR Challenges 7 by Dreamflower

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Many Paths to Tread's Six by Six Anniversary Comment Challenge Rules!

Six by Six Anniversary Comment Challenge


The challenge will be to make six different comments on works at the Many Paths to Tread archive in any or all of six different groups.

1. Six stories in six different genres. (Definitions of genres can be found here, and you can search here.)
2. Six stories by six different authors. (Search by authors here.)
3. Six stories in six different categories. (Search by categories here.)
4. Six different stories written for challenges. (Search for challenge stories here.)
5. Six different works of art (Search in our Art Gallery here.
6. Six different works of non-fiction. (Search for non-fiction here.)

RULES

1. All comments must be made at the Many Paths to Tread archive. Any work at the MPTT archive is eligible for this challenge.
2. As you complete a group, post here with a comment telling which group you have completed. ONLY comment when you have completed the entire group. You do not have to provide links to the stories, though that would be nice, since some people might like to use your comment as a rec.
3. Note that some works may be in more than one group. For the purposes of this challenge you can only use one group per work, so if you have both a genre and a challenge story for one work, then you must choose which of the groups to put it in.
4. Do not use a comment you made prior to the date of this announcement. All comments used for the challenge should be made between July 6 and July 27.
5. You may comment on any or all groups. You do not have to comment on all six, although there will be special recognition for those who do. There will also be recognition for all who participate and complete at least one group.

Do NOT comment at this post with questions about the challenge or with general comments. THOSE should be directed to the original announcement post. Comments to this post will be screened to make sure they are relevant, and unscreened as soon as a mod checks them.
Loki

Telpelindë by Silver Trails

Author: Silver Trails
Title: Telpelindë
Rating: PG
Theme: Arrivals and departures
Elements: 300
Author's Notes: This is an amateur effort and does not intend to infringe on the rights of J.R.R. Tolkien. No profit is made and no harm is intended. I go for the HoME books, where Angrod (Angaráto) and Edhellos (Eldalótë) are Artaresto (Orodreth)’s parents.

There is no word about Eldalotë going to Middle-earth, so I am assuming that she stayed back. The fact that her name was “translated” to Sindarin as: Edhellos is not enough reason to assume she followed Angrod, as Finarfin stayed back and he also has a Sindarin name.

This was written for the LotR Community July 2015 Fixed-Length-Ficlet Challenge: Arrivals and Departures. The number of words I chose is 300.

Thank you to Erulisse (one L) for beta reading my story.

Summary: Telpelindë says good-bye to Curufin(wë)
Word Count:300

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