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The Teitho stories are posted and voting is open. They look a good mixture this month.

http://teitho.waking-vision.com/modules.php?name=Intern&file=challenge132

February Teitho

I'm delighted to see new authors entering Teitho every month, and to celebrate this, our topic for February is First!
There is first time for everything: first toy, first tooth, first word, first sword, first kiss... You can write about one of these times, about something that happened for the first time in the life of Aragorn or Legolas.

Being first can also mean winning a race or a competition, so you could explore this topic as well. But trying to be the first for any cost can actually lead to the loss in something else...

If you are new to Teitho, and are considering joining the contest for the first time, this might be a great occasion to do it! The regular participants are welcome as well, of course - we are very thankful to have you, and hope that some of the new authors will become regulars as well! :)

The deadline for this challenge is February 25th, but can be extended until the end of the month. If you need an extension to finish your story or picture, just write to the email below!

For writers: send your stories to teitho.contest@gmail.com. The contest is anonymous and the story can't be posted publicly until the results of the challenge are announced. Aragorn or Legolas don't have to be main characters, but at least one of them must be mentioned in the story.

For artists: Submit your picture into the Teitho gallery folder of Arda-Inspired at deviantArt. The picture should be new, drawn specifically for the challenge. State that you are submitting it to the contest in the artist's comments.
Happy writing and drawing!

Your Teitho-moderator,
Mirach

Signal Boosting My Own Signal Boost

Originally posted by nutmeg3 at Signal Boosting My Own Signal Boost
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https://www.gofundme.com/hkg583y4

Thanks so much.

PS - This is a public post, as are the other two about the campaign, so feel free to link people back here.

A fun article

My friend rakshathedemon shared this article with me.

http://the-toast.net/2016/01/19/the-illegitimacy-of-aragorn/

I found it an amusing read though I don't agree with it.

Aragorn was also descended from Anarion through Firiel and there were no other heirs. He proved his claim by summoning the Army of the Dead, which only Isildur's heir could do and also had the heirlooms and healing powers of Elendil's line.

I see Aragorn also as a Messiah like figure whose destiny and greatness were prophesied. Gandalf's support and the finding of the White Tree suggest he is supported by the Valar.

It should be remembered too that Aragorn is only crowned after the people support his claim.

Interesting essay

An interesting essay about Tolkien's characters as Jungian archetypes.

http://www.crosscurrents.org/tolkien.htm

Candle of Hope

B2MeM Challenge: Family traditions, from the silly to the serious. Are the children read to at bedtime every night or do they exchange silly gifts on birthdays/Yule/etc. or do they light candles for deceased family on a certain day of the year? Maybe silly games like “pinch punch first of the month” or do they have a game night once a week? Or are there traditions for spotting the first spring flower, firefly, or something of that nature?
Something, anything about family traditions.
Format: Short story
Genre: Family
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Characters: Ivorwen, Gilraen, OFCs, Dírhael, Aragorn, Arwen, Eldarion.
Pairings: Ivorwen/Dírhael, Gilraen/Arathorn, Aragorn/Arwen
Summary: Every Mettarë, a candle is lit.



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A/n. Wishing all my readers health and happiness in 2016.This was first published for BTME in March and has been revised for the season.

January Teitho contest

Teitho: January challenge "Escape"
Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:07 am (PST) . Posted by: mirach_ravaia
The January theme in Teitho is an Escape. What or where from? You decide!

Escape from a perilous situation? They are many kinds of peril in Middle-earth that the characters can escape from, posing different threats. But escape is an escape, whether it's from the bonds or prisons of an enemy, or from a boring conversation with an ambassador. It can be a matter of luck, but also an implementation of a complicated plan. Sometimes even a complicated plan is not enough, and some help from outside is needed.



Escape from reality? While the first kind of escape is from a physical situation, this one is more subtle, and rather psychological. It can be an imaginary place or memory, a book, a song... Anything that takes you away from the worries or griefs and turns your mind to other thoughts.



Escape from responsibility? This is a form of escape that does not end well in long term, but sometimes even the greatest might feel the need for it. You can explore this theme by writing about the escape, but also overcoming such thoughts and an eventual return to face the responsibility.



The deadline for this challenge is January 25th, but can be extended until the end of the month. If you need an extension to finish your story or picture, just write to the email below!



For writers: send your stories to teitho.contest@gmail.com mailto:teitho.contest@gmail.com. The contest is anonymous and the story can't be posted publicly until the results of the challenge are announced. Aragorn or Legolas don't have to be main characters, but at least one of them must be mentioned in the story.

Of Bakers and Bears

creatures

Of Bakers and Bears

By Linda Hoyland with grateful thanks to Raksha and Deandra

Rating PG

Aragorn and Faramir get more than they bargained for when they visit a bakery.

Written for the Teitho "Creatures" contest where it was placed third.

The familiar characters and settings are the property of the Tolkien Estate. No profit will be made from this story.


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Holiday Cards

A great free site to make your own holiday cards for posting on LJ and Facebook.

http://viptalisman.com/cards/christmas-cards/

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