Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:48 pm (PDT) . Posted by: mirach_ravaia
The theme for August is Bonds. It's a little different formulation of the "Relationships" challenge, which was a suggestion of Harlindon.
So, why? Because bonds are relationships: those invible bonds between people, connecting them by the same blood, by friendship or by love. Those bonds can be even forged by force, like the power of the rings binding Sauron's nine servants. There can even be a bond between enemies, created by their obsession to defeat each other. But they can also be the literal bonds, preventing movement: ropes or shackles. Sometimes even a relationship can feel like those shackles.
So where is the line between bonds and freedom? With those literal bonds it's easy, but one can also be bound by honour or duty. And bonds with loved ones can strengthen one's will, but also weaken it in a critical moment. One can react very differently to danger when it's not him, but a loved one who is threatened. It is a very broad topic, and you can use it in any way or meaning for Aragorn or Legolas.
The deadline for this challenge is August 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 firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.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!