Many Journeys
Many Journeys: Elleth's Fanfic and Fanart
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Many Journeys
In her youth she [Nerdanel] loved to travel far from the dwellings of the Noldor, either beside the Sea or in the hills; and thus she and Fëanor had met and were companions in many journeys.
(J.R.R. Tolkien, Morgoth's Ring)

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Many Journeys: Elleth's Fanfic and Fanart [userpic]

A number of these were recced over at [ profile] veni_vidi_vids, or posted at [ profile] vidding, which is how I found them in the first place. This list will be updated the more I watch, with the videos that I think are especially memorable. Fandoms are ordered alphabetically, within the subsections vids are in the order I encountered them in.

Avatar: The Last Airbender

[personal profile] thedeadparrot's Paper Planes (M.I.A). Toph kicks some serious butt. So does this video, I love the sync of audio and video, especially in the chorus, and it's tremendous fun to watch, and a wonderful kick-off (heh) for this recs post.

[ profile] bananainpyjamas's Heavenly (The Dandy Warhols). Zuko is a complex character, and this more than does him justice.

Yanny333b's Stream of Life (Palbasha Siddique), lyrics in comments here. Ensemble, spoilers for the entirety of Avatar, but the editing is completely amazing, and the vidder deserves major bonus points for using a powerful Bengali song based on the Gitanjali poems for an Asian-inspired fantasy setting.

Battlestar Galactica

[ profile] chaila43's Cathedrals (Jump, Little Children). Caprica, an achingly beautiful video.

Doctor Who

[ profile] kaydeefalls's Stray Italian Greyhound (Vienna Teng). The Doctor, Amy Pond.

diarmi's You'll Be Bright (Cloud Cult). The wonderful female characters of Doctor Who.

such_heights's Lullaby for a Stormy Night (Vienna Teng). W(h)ee!Amelia. :3

[ profile] greensilver Change of Time (Josh Ritter). A Rory Williams character study.


[ profile] y_fish's Defying Gravity (Wicked). The women of Firefly. Watch it, seriously.

Lord of the Rings

[ profile] rdphantom's A Thousand Years (Sting). Hypnotic and amazing Fellowship video.

[ profile] wolfling's Winter (Tori Amos). Featuring Éowyn and Theoden, beautifully sad, and sheds an incredible light on their relationship.

[ profile] tehlime's Into the Water (Laura Marling). Frodo's Quest and the burden he carries.

Return of the King, Uh Huh (Tom Smith). Just what it sounds like. Whacky fun using the animated LotR versions.

Stargate: SG1

kuwdora's I Wish I Was a Punkrocker (Sandi Thom). My second girlcrush in all her glory: Sam. SamSamSamSam. Awesomeness condensed into one amazing vid.

Pokerface (Lady Gaga). Yes, it's Lady Gaga. It's also perfect source, perfectly vibrant editing, and it's Daniel/Vala. Hence, divine. (And no, that is not meant to be a pun on her name. Or is it?)


[ profile] secretlytodream's I Know I'm a Wolf (The Young Heretics). Sam's Dark Side (with a possible AU ending).

[ profile] secretlytodream's The Roaring of Lions, the Howling of Wolves (Thrice). Another dark Supernatural AU. Dean is telling Sam to kill.

The X-Files

[ profile] laurashapiro's Rook (XTC). A Mulder character study and his search for answers.

[ profile] laurashapiro's and [ profile] killahbeez Not Only Human (Heather Nova). The Scully counterpart to the above.


All the Right Moves (One Republic). Period Drama Dance. Upbeat eyecandy, brilliant. *squee*

[ profile] eruthros's and [ profile] thingswithwings's One Night Fandoms (Angel of the Morning). A multifandom tribute to Yuletide, but wonderful even in August.

[ profile] arefadedaway's One Girl Revolution (Superchick). Multifandom. Women are kickass, and this vid makes it abundantly clear.

Many Journeys: Elleth's Fanfic and Fanart [userpic]

For B2MeM 2011, Day Fifteen: The cuisine of the Shire is unsurpassed. Write a story or poem, or create a work of art, featuring food.

Shortly after the attack on Sirion, Maglor and Maedhros endeavour to win the trust of Elwing's sons.

Breaking Bread )

Many Journeys: Elleth's Fanfic and Fanart [userpic]

For B2MeM 2011, Day Eight: Write a story or poem or create a piece of artwork reflecting identification with or connection to one's land, country or culture.

After the defeat of Sauron in the Last Alliance, Elrond is left to pick up the pieces. (Mentions of Character Death.)

Clouds Will Clear )

Many Journeys: Elleth's Fanfic and Fanart [userpic]

For B2MeM 2011, Day Four: "There would be no one to frighten you if you refused to be afraid." (Ghandi)

Maglor and Curufin debate kingship, politics, and Maedhros' fate.

The Office and the Instrument )

Many Journeys: Elleth's Fanfic and Fanart [userpic]

Again many thanks to GG and the Lizard Council nitpickers.

For B2MeM 2011, Day Two: Defiance is defined as the willingness to contend or fight. Write a story or poem or create artwork where the characters defy authority in some way.

Losgar Passport Stamp

A young Gil-galad draws a conclusion about his future.

Decision Point )

Many Journeys: Elleth's Fanfic and Fanart [userpic]

Many thanks to GG for the nitpicking, and Elfscribe at the Lizard Council for the helpful suggestions.

For B2MeM 2011, Day One:
Voltaire said that it's not enough to conquer: one must learn to seduce. Write a story or poem or create artwork where seduction plays a central role.

Helcaraxe entices and changes the Noldor.

Nan Elmoth Passport Stamp

Spell of the Crossing )

Many Journeys: Elleth's Fanfic and Fanart [userpic]

So -- my first ever video, originally created for [ profile] themiddleearth's fan video challenge. It is a pretty abysmal job, I knew that before in some respects and know even better now after reading up on [ profile] vidding and watching some of the videos posted there.

All the same, I would be glad about helpful pointers on what to do better (and yes, I am aware of the DivX logo and the stray frames) but decided to leave this in all of its awful glory for future generations review.

Song: Walk On
Artist: U2
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Characters: Arwen and Aragorn
Summary: And if your glass heart should crack... walk on. The journeys of Arwen and Aragorn.
Notes: Movieverse, pretty inevitably. Please feel free to concrit away!

Mood curiousMood curious
Many Journeys: Elleth's Fanfic and Fanart [userpic]

For [ profile] dawn_felagund's summer solstice challenge, a drabble (according to Open Office) for each of the solstices and equinoxes, centering around the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.

A Change of Seasons )

Many Journeys: Elleth's Fanfic and Fanart [userpic]

During the Dagor Bragollach, Fingon's first official act as High King. A double-drabble according to Open Office.

Recall Some Pity )

Many Journeys: Elleth's Fanfic and Fanart [userpic]

Originally written for the Cuiviénen challenge at B2MeM 2010 over at SWG, and then rather far from happy with it, I gave this some time to simmer and twisted and added a bit here and there. I abandoned the drabble format and introduced some different imagery that perhaps goes some way toward explaining Fingon's motives for the outcome of this AU, if you want to use the term motives at all.

Warning for AU, death scenarios, grisly imagery, blood.

The challenge: Choose a favorite novel, short story, or poem. Write down the first line from it. Begin a story or poem using that line (or create an artwork that could be inspired by a scene beginning with that line). If the line has names or places that do not appear in your story, you may substitute something more appropriate.

Based on the beginning of a Neil Gaiman short story:

I guess I've been following Scarlet for a long time now. (Pages from a Journal Found in a Shoebox Left in a Greyhound Bus Somewhere Between Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Louisville, Kentucky – Neil Gaiman, in Fragile Things)

I guess I've been following Russandol for a long time now. )

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