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My journal is friends-only save for fanfic and fandom entries because I talk about offline stuff fairly frequently.

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Independence1776
24 July 2025 @ 05:48 pm
This is the main index post for my stories. I do not warn for character death in my Tolkien fics, but do in my other fandoms. All stories which contain rape, noncon, or torture will have warnings. Wordcounts are generally rounded to nearest hundred; drabbles are labeled as such.

The sidebar links go to my profiles on various archives, which are my main posting platforms. SWG has all of my Tolkien fic (when I post Tolkien fic here, it's usually just links to SWG, and I don't always bother to do that). AO3 has my non-Tolkien fic. Ff.net has my juvenilia, as theforce.net has my old Star Wars fic. (Neither will be moved to AO3.) I no longer post on Stories Of Arda or ff.net.

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Independence1776
05 March 2014 @ 11:12 am
Here's my Back to Middle-earth Month story!

Title: A Change in the Wind
Rating: General
Warnings: None
Wordcount: 2001 words
Prompt: Under the High Sky by MirachRavaia
Author's Notes: Many thanks to ladyelleth for both the Avarin names and the idea that Maglor has Avarin relatives on Mahtan’s side of the family. My thanks also to ladylunas for looking this over.
Summary: A slice-of-life of Maglor on market day in an Avarin community.


It's posted on B2MeM and on SWG.
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Independence1776
25 February 2014 @ 03:12 pm
I’m not quite sure whether or not to actually call this a rec list. It’s more of a listing of all the fanfic for Tolkien’s non-Arda works than anything else. There are just thirteen fics. (If anyone knows of other fics for any of the categories, I will gladly add them!)

Roverandom (4)Collapse )

Smith of Wootan Major (2)Collapse )

The Father Christmas Letters (1)Collapse )

The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (5)Collapse )

Leaf by Niggle (1)Collapse )

Other Non-Arda BooksCollapse )

Updated February 26, 2014.
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Independence1776
15 January 2014 @ 04:14 pm
In your own space, create your own challenge. What’s something you want to see more people doing in fandom? Is there something fun you’ve tried that you think other people would enjoy if they gave it a go? Dare your friends to try it out, and have fun with it.

Treat fellow fans how you want to be treated (a challenge in three parts): Read more...Collapse )
 
 
Independence1776
14 January 2014 @ 11:48 am
In your own space, write a love letter. Write it Fandom in general, to a particular fandom, to a trope, a relationship, a character, or to your flist. Share you love and squee as loud as you want to.

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Independence1776
13 January 2014 @ 10:46 am
In your own space, talk about setting yourself a fannish goal. Big or small, it doesn't matter. Some great examples include: complete a bingo, sign-up for a Big Bang, write that fic you've been thinking about for years, podfic that story that you love, make a fanmix for your fandom, post that bit of meta or reclist you keep postponing. Maybe resolve to be better at leaving feedback, or answering comments.

~ Get better at leaving comments. I keep saying I wish I had more, but don’t leave nearly as many as I should. I get too afraid I’ll say something wrong or miss something obvious in the story or interpret something wrong, so I just keep my mouth shut.

~ Write longer stories. The longest one I wrote and posted last year was 3534 words. The second longest was 1600 words and the rest were ficlets. (The long fics I posted last year were written in 2012.) I like sinking my teeth into long stories; I’m a novelist at heart. Beats me why I’ve written so many short things.

~ Write the story that’s poking me. I know a lot of people won’t read it or even like it, but I don’t care. It’s going to take a lot of research and a lot of effort, but I’m looking forward to it. (Please don’t ask me what it’s about; the above is all I’m comfortable saying.)
 
 
Independence1776
12 January 2014 @ 11:58 am
In your own space, talk about what you think the future holds for fandom. What are your hopes and dreams for fandom? Do you have any predictions about what the next five years holds for fandom?

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Independence1776
11 January 2014 @ 11:33 am
Stretch yourself a little and try something new. Go play in a new fandom or with a new pairing or trope. Try creating a different kind of fanwork. Or check out some types of fanworks that are new to you.

This was difficult. I’ve been in fandom for over ten years; there isn’t a lot I haven’t seen or done. Read more...Collapse )
 
 
Independence1776
10 January 2014 @ 08:08 pm
In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts.

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Independence1776
09 January 2014 @ 11:46 am
In your own space, rec at least 3 fanworks you thought you wouldn't like (because they weren't your fandom or they pushed against your boundaries or you thought you just wouldn't be interested) but you ended up loving.

This was harder than it sounds, at least for Tolkien fandom. (I've made a habit in recent years of bookmarking fic; I didn't for a long while because I knew where I could find the Tolkien fic I liked. Also because my first browser randomly deleted my favorites list, so I didn't much see the point in case it happened again.) Whole genres can fit into this category. So I narrowed it to a category many people won't touch with a ten-foot pole and then my choice was simple. Two Avengers fics, one LotR. Read more...Collapse )
 
 
Independence1776
08 January 2014 @ 10:58 am
Day 7
In your own space, create a fanwork. A drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. A picspam. Something.


Gen pre-Thor AU with Loki, Clint, and Natasha. Ficlet, rated General. I’m seriously thinking about expanding it. ETA Feb. 9: the expansion was crap, but I posted the below (with minor edits) on AO3. Read more...Collapse )


Day 8
In your own space, create a love meme for yourself. Let people tell you how amazing and awesome and loveable you really are.


Um, sure. Why not? Anon comments are on if you feel more comfortable leaving responses that way.
 
 
Independence1776
06 January 2014 @ 02:52 pm
In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul.

This is difficult. It's hard narrowing it down to one. So I won't.

Tolkien's books are near and dear to my heart in ways I'm not sure I can explain.

Maggie's "Perchance to Dream" post-LotR fanfic (now only available through the Wayback Machine) showed me that there was more to Middle-earth than what Tolkien wrote. It's the fandom I'll return to time and again, no matter if I play in others for a while.

S5 of Doctor Who gave me the story I needed when I needed it.

Among other things, Diane Duane's Young Wizards series gave me the Oath I now take as my spiritual backbone.

None of the above are really explanatory or the whole story or the only things that've touched me. They're just the obvious ones and ways.
 
 
Independence1776
05 January 2014 @ 02:39 pm
In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing.

dawn_felagund : she created the Silmarillion Writers' Guild and made it the best and most welcoming community I've participated in in fandom. She's an awesome writer and a wonderful woman. I don't know how she does everything she does, but she is amazing.


(For completion's sake: I did yesterday's challenge as well, but as that didn't require a post, simply an "I did it" in the official post, I didn't bother to make an entry.)
 
 
Independence1776
03 January 2014 @ 11:37 am
Day 3
In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser-known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom who maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.


This was hard. Avengers fandom was easy; not so much Tolkien. I’ve been in the fandom too long for that. If I listed all of my favorites, I’d be here all day. So have a sampling. Read more...Collapse )
 
 
Independence1776
02 January 2014 @ 10:42 am
Day 2
In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms and explain why you love them.
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Independence1776
01 January 2014 @ 11:17 am
I hope 2014 treats everyone fantastically, because all of you deserve it!

Snowflake Challenge Day 1Collapse )
 
 
Independence1776
26 December 2013 @ 09:55 am
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Independence1776
16 December 2013 @ 06:12 pm
Spoilers!Collapse )
 
 
Independence1776
24 November 2013 @ 09:05 am
Moffat, thank you. Spoilers!Collapse )