Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:26 pm |
Middle-earth is, compared to our world, a place of magic and wonder. Yes the
magic itself, although present, is used sparingly, and is not avaliable to
everyone. That makes it special and its use exceptional. In September, let us
explore this supernatural aspect of Middle-earth - Magic.
According to Tolkien, magic is not good or bad, but is divided by the intentions
and motives for its use. It can be used to create a preserve beauty, like the
Three rings of the Elven lords, but also to dominate the wills of others, like
the Nine that enslaved the kings of Men.
There are many forms of magic - a spell (like Gandalf's favourite fire spells),
enchantment on an item (Sting, the Door of Moria...), innate abilities like
healing powers, shapeshifting... Magic has many uses, but also limitations.
In your story or picture, you can show us any kind of magic. And, to tell the
truth, writing a story or drawing a picture is a form of magic on its own. You
transform the empty page or canvas to a piece of living imagination. That is the
closest we can get to magic in our world, don't you think?
The deadline for this challenge is September 25th. If you need an extension, let
For writers: send your stories to <firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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-moderators, StarLight and Mirach