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Hethlin of Anorien

By:Isabeau
 February, 25 2006

I know CMC's a done deal, but since I intend to give it a thorough editing in the future, I'll include it in this thread, as well as make this a place for any other Heth questions not appropriate for the Silver Swan thread.


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 [151] Wow, I don't check in for a couple of weeks and it goes crazy. I felt something small and furry and persistent nibbling at my ankles... "Oh oh," I thought, "there's only one thing smaller than me with teeth so sharp..."

And is there a specific experience of Faramir's that leads him to be so certain of Eowyns reaction to his illness? (That last one may be better directed to Altariel, actually, since it comes from "A Game of Chess".)

Ooh, what an interesting one. I had never thought that perhaps there was something particular which made him so sure: I'd put his silence down to a combination of: 1. Eowyn's often expressed opinions about war, courage, fighting, etc.; 2. Faramir's ingrained habit of not talking about his feelings; and, 3. shame. But perhaps she does say something in passing that he misunderstands. I wonder which would suit the story better thematically: misinterpretation, or lack of communication? It's about both, I guess.

What would Andra's reaction be if/when he finds out about it?

I'm intrigued by that one too *grabs furry thing by scruff of neck, lobs across Atlantic...* Where will it land? Chicago? Kentucky?

Altariel
Posted:Jun 26, 2009 06:25 GMT  Reply to this Comment


 [152] "Oh oh," I thought, "there's only one thing smaller than me with teeth so sharp..."

So much truth, so brief a statement.

Ooh, what an interesting one

So will you write it?

I'm intrigued by that one too *grabs furry thing by scruff of neck, lobs across Atlantic...* Where will it land? Chicago? Kentucky?

Ha ha. No. This one, Una, is all yours. >:-E

I mean purely as a matter of efficiency, doesn't it have to be? After all, given the possibilities of misunderstanding going on, how can either of us possibly write this until or unless you write the other? Hm? ::bats eyes:: And really, won't it just be easier if you write it? I think so.

Dwim
Posted:Jun 26, 2009 07:24 GMT  Reply to this Comment


 [153] One I noticed in the passages prologue the other day;

"Imrahil chuckled. I keep forgetting that your family is bigger even than mine! It does give one insights single children lack.

As far as I was aware he had a sister? or is it more that he was the youngest child?

Nargil
Posted:Jun 27, 2009 19:00 GMT  Reply to this Comment


 [154] Hi Nargil,

Brand has four younger siblings, according to "Noble Jewel"!

If you haven't read it yet, I guarantee you are in for a real treat: www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=6

- Barbara

Elena Tiriel
Posted:Jun 29, 2009 02:23 GMT  Reply to this Comment


 [155] Hi Isabeau,

Sorry to miss all the world-class nuzgl-flinging that's been occurring here lately *watches fanged fuzzy creatures scrabbling and squealing piteously as they are lobbed every which way*, but I've been desperately trying to finish my story, "Fell and Fair", before the MEFA deadline.

Isabeau, remember last September when I thanked you for the inspiration for a drabble about the Battle of the Field of Celebrant (the central event in F&F)? That one drabble broke the dam, and the final battle chapter comprises 27 drabbles....

And I finally posted it!
henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?stid=5160&SPOrdinal=13

I hereby dedicate my OC character, Gaerion, to you... his life and (untimely and uncomfortable) death would not have been possible without your inspiration. *vbg*

(The Author's Notes for that chapter won't be posted for a while yet... they're 7000 words long so far, and probably only half-done.)

Thank you again!

- Barbara, scurrying off to complete the final chapter of F&F

Elena Tiriel
Posted:Jun 29, 2009 03:11 GMT  Reply to this Comment


 [156] Hi, Nargil,

You know, when I read that section, I've always figured that Imrahil was also talking about himself as being part (the head) of a large family. Thus he and the others were wise enough to hold back announcing Brand's gift of lands until Faramir's son was born - and Brand, being part of a large family himself, was able to immediately see through that and know the timing was a pacification measure. *g*

So the "single child(ren)" Imrahil mentions isn't himself, but a hypothetical comparison. Does that make sense?

(Though I suppose I could see Imrahil being the one to suggest it to Faramir and Aragorn, the latter two being either single or youngest, and thus not witnesses to a common measure used by harried parents everywhere? So maybe "single children" could be an indirect reference to Seward and King, if they had to be convinced of the timing.)

Now to try to block out time to read 27 Fell and Fair drabbles! Yay! (Though I do insist on author's notes, ET, you know I do love them!)

Denise
Posted:Jun 29, 2009 12:57 GMT  Reply to this Comment


 [157] So will you write it?

Well, I am sworn off serious fanficcing until I have a completed draft of an original novel, but here is a little fragment from around the start of chapter 5 of AGOC.

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Turning the corner, he saw her at last in the courtyard, talking to Mablung. Something he said must have pleased her; she threw back her head and laughed, and he was amazed yet again by the ferocity she brought to everything, even delight. Joining them, he took her hand; she lifted his to kiss it. They were all happy together then, in the surety of comradeship and of love, of the ties between them, and she laughed, and he was glad.

As they bade farewell to Mablung, he told himself: I can hold this together, even as I am, because there is this man to be loyal to me and this woman to love me; even as I am, I can hold this together...

It was evening. Rain was spotting down. As they hurried back inside, she looked back with longing towards the gate and said, How I wish we were riding out with him.

Altariel
Posted:Jun 29, 2009 17:41 GMT  Reply to this Comment


 [158] Altariel: here is a little fragment from around the start of chapter 5 of AGOC

Oh, wonderful! There's so much here...

Re: the discussion that brought this out, I love: ... and he was amazed yet again by the ferocity she brought to everything, even delight.

And: ...she looked back with longing towards the gate...

And his "litany" - I can hold this together, I can hold this together. Very well done! That and the particular personality traits/actions of Eowyn's that he focuses on here serve to highlight further his reasons for being so reticent to share his illness with her. Combined, as you mentioned above, his natural tendencies and the influence of his father/heritage. (Thinking of the whole "Men of Twilight" thing - who knows what other preconceived notions/ideas Faramir has that must also be gradually revamped as he and Eowyn grow closer? I never thought that there _had_ to be a specific event, just wondered if you saw one.)

Thank you for sharing this snippet! Ah, *shuffles feet sheepishly* I don't suppose that there are any more like this lurking on your hard drive? *hopeful look*

Denise
Posted:Jul 3, 2009 15:20 GMT  Reply to this Comment


 [159] Bah, all this nonsense about Andrahar and Brand and Imrahil can be put off as far as I'm concerned. My wishlist regarding your universe is long, but only one thing has been at the top since I finished CMC: That you write a scene - any scene - between Hethlin and Elrohir from ELROHIR's perspective. You have left breadcrumbs just enough to get me irritatingly curious of his situation of her without ever confirming anything. In particular I'd like to know what's going on in his head that he so often feels the need to shield his mind.

Torrent
Posted:Jul 27, 2009 16:32 GMT  Reply to this Comment


 [160] Oooooh, I second Torrent's request

Gwdhiel
Posted:Jul 28, 2009 08:04 GMT  Reply to this Comment
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