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Story meme

By:Altariel
 November, 11 2005

Future histories

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Here is a meme that did the rounds on LJ recently; not only was it fun, it was a source of ideas:

Ask me what happens after the end of one of my stories.


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 [1] That's a wonderful idea!

*goes off to read*

JunoMagic
Posted:Nov 11, 2005 16:18 GMT  Reply to this Comment


 [2] what happens at the end of the lost, do Brand and Andra go to minas tirith?

nargil
Posted:Dec 7, 2005 16:31 GMT  Reply to this Comment


 [3] Hi Nargil,

Indeed they do, and watch this space....

Altariel
Posted:Dec 8, 2005 05:24 GMT  Reply to this Comment


 [4] Settles into space watching,

Thanks,

Nargil
Posted:Dec 8, 2005 06:28 GMT  Reply to this Comment


 [5] Sorry I'm months late getting to this, but only just found your blog and I can't resist the opportunity: What happens after Late Fragment? Faramir doesn't die (per Tolkien's HoME) for another 11 years. Poor guy - missing Eowyn so much. Does he recover completely? Is he still Steward? Do he and Heth ever have more than a good solid friendship? (I realize I'm poaching on Isabeau territory here.)

I have more questions lurking about other stories, but I can't think of them right now.... So many of them are wonderful gap fillers and the "after" is pretty well fixed already. I will get back to you, if you donít mind late entries to this blog!

I love your writing BTW. I promise to be better about being more specific in reviews for individual stories, but in general I enjoy your style and appreciate the dedicated crafting you obviously put into each story. I find your writing compact and succinct but carrying a wealth of detail with it, and I love it when you incorporate poetry. Your characterizations are wonderful - like I told Isabeau, I will never be able to read LotR again without picturing your versions of the characters and back stories as part of them. Yours and Isabeau's writing mesh so beautifully - I'm so glad that you collaborate because we get many more great stories in the Unabeauverse that way! Thanks so much for sharing.

dpetrash
Posted:Jan 14, 2006 16:21 GMT  Reply to this Comment


 [6] Oho - another one: Fair Game. Especially, does Faramir regain his comfort with a sword completely, or at least enough to shed his guards?

Incidentally, one of my favorites of yours. Will put comments in review section...

dpetrash
Posted:Jan 14, 2006 18:35 GMT  Reply to this Comment


 [7] Oops, related to one above: When were Faramir & family in Dol Amroth? It seemed that in Game of Chess they had not visited when Bron got his sword (although I canít find where I got that idea), and Iím guessing Fair Game is about one-two years after the epilogue?

dpetrash
Posted:Jan 14, 2006 18:41 GMT  Reply to this Comment


 [8] Hi dpetrash,

Sorry it's taken me a little while to get back to you - I was doing my tax return. Well, to be more accurate, I was procrastinating about doing my tax return. Still am.

I've put all your questions into this one post, hope that's OK.

Thank you very much for your kind words about my writing - I'll happily carry on including poetry (so long as I don't have to write it myself!).

Yours and Isabeau's writing mesh so beautifully - I'm so glad that you collaborate because we get many more great stories in the Unabeauverse that way! Thanks so much for sharing.

I'm very glad that Isabeau is willing to collaborate with me, because I think she's brilliant :-)

What happens after Late Fragment? Faramir doesn't die (per Tolkien's HoME) for another 11 years. Poor guy - missing Eowyn so much. Does he recover completely? Is he still Steward? Do he and Heth ever have more than a good solid friendship?

I've taken the HoME date as the date of Faramir's death. He certainly becomes much stronger than he is in this story, but he's a very old man by now. Elboron is handling most of the day-to-day business of the Stewardship and the principality, ably assisted by his son, Barahir. I don't think Faramir retires completely, that wouldn't be in his nature. He's still as sharp as ever.

Very soon after Late Fragment ends Faramir finds out that he's about to become a great-grandfather for the first time, and that certainly provides him with at least one very good reason to stay around. Perhaps Heth's company provides another...

His great-grandson is called Beren, btw. The portrait of four generations of Princes is something to see.

I will get back to you, if you donít mind late entries to this blog!

Please, fire ahead at any time! This blog is always open for questions - sometimes I might even have answers :-D

Oho - another one: Fair Game. Especially, does Faramir regain his comfort with a sword completely, or at least enough to shed his guards?

I think with some work he gets back a fair amount of his skill, but never quite gets his full edge back. Enough to function more than competently but, really, he has no taste for war; he's more than happy to stick to diplomacy. In Flowers of the Forest, he remains in Gondor when the armies head off.

I'm glad you like Fair Game, I have a real soft spot for it.

Oops, related to one above: When were Faramir & family in Dol Amroth? It seemed that in Game of Chess they had not visited when Bron got his sword (although I canít find where I got that idea), and Iím guessing Fair Game is about one-two years after the epilogue?

Fair Game is set about a year after the epilogue, on Bron's return from Edoras (he's just about to go off there in Inheritance). I can't see anything in the epilogue either that suggests they hadn't been to Dol Amroth by that time, but if you do spot something, please let me know. I have a rough idea that they go there at least once when Bron and Morwen are small, and perhaps again after Leof is born.

Perhaps one day I'll write about Eowyn seeing the sea for the first time; it has a great deal of significance for her.

Thank you again for all your kind comments and for your questions!

Altariel
Posted:Jan 17, 2006 11:28 GMT  Reply to this Comment


 [9] Thank you for the answers, Altariel! Even the ones I noticed that you left conspicuously vague.... :)

What significance does the sea have for Eowyn? Hopefully she doesn't get seasick like poor Eomer in Just a Bit of Chop!

ďThe portrait of four generations of Princes is something to see.Ē
I wish we could, literally. I wonder if thatís something E.W./Hope Hoover or Kasiopea could be inspired about as well....

Woo hoo! I just went back to check which pics of Boromir/Faramir Kasiopea has done and thereís a new Dol Amroth portrait!! Thereís part of a wish fulfilled....

Thanks again!

dpetrash
Posted:Jan 17, 2006 13:53 GMT  Reply to this Comment


 [10] Thank you for the answers, Altariel! Even the ones I noticed that you left conspicuously vague.... :)

*grin!*

What significance does the sea have for Eowyn? Hopefully she doesn't get seasick like poor Eomer in Just a Bit of Chop!

LOL, I hope not! In In A Stone City, it comes to be both a symbol of freedom, and of mutual commitment between her and Faramir.

Thanks for the head-up on Kasiopea's new gorgeous picture.

Altariel
Posted:Jan 18, 2006 07:36 GMT  Reply to this Comment
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