Apr. 10th, 2003

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So the Library of Moria has their April challenge up, and I'm drawn to Option #1:

#1. Make Love, Not War: Enemies choose to resolve their
disputes by more private means, foregoing the fighting.


Cool, right? Lots of possibilities for this in Middle-Earth Slash Land. So what does my cackling nasty brain start doing to me? Generating lots of deliciously godawful pairings that are unusable for this challenge because they're HET! So these are UP FOR GRABS. Someone please write at least one of these for me, OK?

* Morgoth/Ungoliant (fighting over the Silmarils)
* Morgoth/Luthien
* Nienor/Glaurung
* Sam/Shelob (even better: Sam/Shelob/Frodo)
* Witch-King/Eowyn (even better: Witch-King/Eowyn/Merry)
* "Sharkey"/Lobelia

I really tried to whip my slash brain into shape, and the one it belched out that I can't get out of my head: Treebeard/Saruman.

I am NOT advocating the deliberate writing of badfic. What I am thinking of is the fine art of absurdity, the successful and skillful handling of something utterly sick and wrong, and making the reader believe and even enjoy for the duration of the story. This is pretty prevalent in the Harry Potter fandom, and much admired if done well (at least in the circles I run in), less so in the Tolkien world, it seems. Perhaps this is because the tone of the works are so different - Tolkien is loved on a level that's very high-minded and serious. Which I understand, and feel deeply myself...and yet...

and yet....devil on my shoulder says: who takes PWPs seriously anyway? I'm all for pushing the envelope - right off the edge. After all, it's not that nothing is sacred, it's that everything is, for those who look to see.
vulgarweed: (Default)
So the Library of Moria has their April challenge up, and I'm drawn to Option #1:

#1. Make Love, Not War: Enemies choose to resolve their
disputes by more private means, foregoing the fighting.


Cool, right? Lots of possibilities for this in Middle-Earth Slash Land. So what does my cackling nasty brain start doing to me? Generating lots of deliciously godawful pairings that are unusable for this challenge because they're HET! So these are UP FOR GRABS. Someone please write at least one of these for me, OK?

* Morgoth/Ungoliant (fighting over the Silmarils)
* Morgoth/Luthien
* Nienor/Glaurung
* Sam/Shelob (even better: Sam/Shelob/Frodo)
* Witch-King/Eowyn (even better: Witch-King/Eowyn/Merry)
* "Sharkey"/Lobelia

I really tried to whip my slash brain into shape, and the one it belched out that I can't get out of my head: Treebeard/Saruman.

I am NOT advocating the deliberate writing of badfic. What I am thinking of is the fine art of absurdity, the successful and skillful handling of something utterly sick and wrong, and making the reader believe and even enjoy for the duration of the story. This is pretty prevalent in the Harry Potter fandom, and much admired if done well (at least in the circles I run in), less so in the Tolkien world, it seems. Perhaps this is because the tone of the works are so different - Tolkien is loved on a level that's very high-minded and serious. Which I understand, and feel deeply myself...and yet...

and yet....devil on my shoulder says: who takes PWPs seriously anyway? I'm all for pushing the envelope - right off the edge. After all, it's not that nothing is sacred, it's that everything is, for those who look to see.
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Can anyone point me to a good quick tutorial on making icons? Not that I don't like the one I have, but I can't go plugging my own fic forever! And I have some ideas.
vulgarweed: (Default)
Can anyone point me to a good quick tutorial on making icons? Not that I don't like the one I have, but I can't go plugging my own fic forever! And I have some ideas.

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