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Teitho: July challenge "Brothers"
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:29 am (PDT) . Posted by: mirach_ravaia
In July, out theme is Brothers. Thanks to Seoidin for the suggestion!

Amrod and Amras, Elrond and Elros, Elladan and Elrohir, Boromir and Faramir... there are many pair of brothers in the history of Middle-earth. This month, you can explore that special bond and relation between them: a part of sibling rivalry and a part of brotherly love.


The relationship doesn't have to be between two brothers, though: Finrod was a brother to Galadriel and Eómer to Eówyn. Big brother and little sister? It may have looked like that, but it may not. Sometimes the relationships can be rather surprising...



1 Teitho: July challenge "Brothers"
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:29 am (PDT) . Posted by: mirach_ravaia
In July, out theme is Brothers. Thanks to Seoidin for the suggestion!

Amrod and Amras, Elrond and Elros, Elladan and Elrohir, Boromir and Faramir... there are many pair of brothers in the history of Middle-earth. This month, you can explore that special bond and relation between them: a part of sibling rivalry and a part of brotherly love.


The relationship doesn't have to be between two brothers, though: Finrod was a brother to Galadriel and Eómer to Eówyn. Big brother and little sister? It may have looked like that, but it may not. Sometimes the relationships can be rather surprising...



But the topic doesn't have to be about blood siblings, either. Some brothers can be adopted, like Estel to Elladan and Elrohir, and some share that special bond even without any official relation. Soldiers from the same unit or rangers from the same patrol came perceive each other as brothers through shared toil and blood, just like two close friends can feel the some brotherly love as true siblings.



The deadline for this challenge is July 30th already with an extension due to a planned holiday, so do not ask for one this time.



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 publicaly 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 http://arda-inspired.deviantart.com/ 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 http://mirachravaia.deviantart.com/

Leo's Daily Cheese- Video click to play

Leo has a daily half slice to cheese to try to fatten him up a fit. He loves it and knows if I have it in a pocket.

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All Comes to Those who wait

Theme: Waiting
Elements:
So at last Faramir and Éowyn and Meriadoc were laid in beds in the Houses of Healing; and there they were tended well. For though all lore was in these latter days fallen from its fullness of old, the leechcraft of Gondor was still wise, and skilled in the healing of wound and hurt, and all such sickness as east of the Sea mortal men were subject to. Save old age only. For that they had found no cure; and indeed the span of their lives had now waned to little more than that of other men, and those among them who passed the tale of five score years with vigour were grown few, save in some houses of purer blood. But now their art and knowledge were baffled; for there were many sick of a malady that would not be healed; and they called it the Black Shadow, for it came from the Nazgûl. And those who were stricken with it fell slowly into an ever deeper dream, and then passed to silence and a deadly cold, and so died. And it seemed to the tenders of the sick that on the Halfling and on the Lady of Rohan this malady lay heavily. Still at whiles as the morning wore away they would speak, murmuring in their dreams; and the watchers listened to all that they said, hoping perhaps to learn something that would help them to understand their hurts. But soon they began to fall down into the darkness, and as the sun turned west a grey shadow crept over their faces. But Faramir burned with a fever that would not abate.
Gandalf went from one to the other full of care, and he was told all that the watchers could hear. And so the day passed, while the great battle outside went on with shifting hopes and strange tidings; and still Gandalf waited and watched and did not go forth; till at last the red sunset filled all the sky, and the light through the windows fell on the grey faces of the sick. Then it seemed to those who stood by that in the glow the faces flushed softly as with health returning, but it was only a mockery of hope.
Then an old wife, Ioreth, the eldest of the women who served in that house, looking on the fair face of Faramir, wept, for all the people loved him. And she said: 'Alas! if he should die. Would that there were kings in Gondor, as there were once upon a time, they say! For it is said in old lore: _The hands of the king are the hands of a healer_. And so the rightful king could ever be known.'
And Gandalf, who stood by, said: 'Men may long remember your words, Ioreth! For there is hope in them. Maybe a king has indeed returned to Gondor; or have you not heard the strange tidings that have come to the City?'
'I have been too busy with this and that to heed all the crying and shouting,' she answered. 'All I hope is that those murdering devils do not come to this House and trouble the sick.'
Then Gandalf went out in haste, and already the fire in the sky was burning out, and the smouldering hills were fading, while ash-grey evening crept over the fields.
Lord of the Rings, Return of the King, Chapter 8: The Houses of Healing

Author's Notes: Some words in the story are taken directly from Tolkien. With grateful thanks to Raksha and Deandra.
Summary: A healer can only watch and wait as the Black Breath kills his patients.
Word Count: 1403

The familiar characters are the property of the Tolkien estate. This story is written for pleasure, not profit.

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Harry makes a new friend, a win at the church bingo, some flowers and a meal out

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Not so many photos this week as it has been too hot to go out. You can see a few flowers, the church garden party in pouring pain, a welcome end to the heat and the ginger boys. Also some more colouring.

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Here are the photos I've taken during the last week. There are flowers in neighbouring gardens, some pansies in mine and a friend's cat, Nelly. She is so tiny!

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The Blue Bowl

A/n. A revised version of a story first posted here in March 2015



B2MeM Challenge:Image Prompt: Blue bowl decorated with yellow flowers

http://starbrow.livejournal.com/pics/catalog/1107/14256

Format: Short story
Genre: gen
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Characters: Finduilas, Faramir, Ioreth
Pairings: Finduilas/Denethor, Faramir/Éowyn
Summary: Ioreth has a gift for Faramir.


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It is poppy time as the poppies are finally out. They are such cheerful flowers. Also photos of various flowers in nearby gardens. I spotted the first rose today. There are more photos of Harry's jungle adventure in my wild garden and some "Spot Harry" puzzle photos.

Hope you enjoy.

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June Teitho Contest

The theme for June is Pain. Not a pain to write, though, I hope...
One of the most primeval sensations, pain evolved to signalize that something is wrong with our bodies, and we should seek a way to amend it - which is not always possible. And so, while it's useful for the survival of mankind, dealing with it can be hard and unpleasant.

Whether the pain is physical or emotional, people differ by their tolerance of it, and the ways they deal with it. The differences are also between the races of Middle-earth: Elves, Men, Dwarves, Hobbits, Orcs, Ents...

This month, we are looking for the classical hurt-comfort stories, but not only that. It can deal with many different aspects of pain: overcoming it or submitting to it, avoiding, witnessing, causing or enduring it, being able to soothe it or not, pain with or without meaning...

The deadline for this challenge is June 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

Of Fadil and GOT

I don't think I mentioned when I posted my two Fadil stories that they came about as a result of friends telling me about the characters in GOT , how they were all shades of grey. I decided to try to create a morally ambiguous character and Fadil was the result.

Nowadays, I watch GOT and find it fun (the time travel is giving me a headache), but I vastly prefer heroes I can admire.

http://lindahoyland.livejournal.com/758808.html

http://lindahoyland.yolasite.com/the-gift-of-tongues.php

As for Fadil, I don't think he's last 5 minutes in GOT!

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