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posted by [personal profile] elenya at 08:27am on 07/08/2007
It's Hobbit Appreciation Month, as I'm sure you all know (but if you don't, see [livejournal.com profile] hobbit_month), and I'll be posting on the 26th. Just to let you know, my offering will be my epilogue to All That I Had: The Gift of Iluvatar. :)
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posted by [identity profile] frodosweetstuff.livejournal.com at 08:40am on 07/08/2007
*excited* But the 26th is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo far away still!!!!!

*hugs*
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 01:09pm on 07/08/2007
A short addition to the ending is out to beta with [livejournal.com profile] ghyste and [livejournal.com profile] mariole at the moment, while [livejournal.com profile] aliena_z is working valiantly to send me all the GaSp corrections (mostly tweaks to the punctuation... I think I'm getting better at this. :D )_
 
posted by [identity profile] frodosweetstuff.livejournal.com at 01:29pm on 07/08/2007
"Short addition" are two words that make me very happy!! :D

*hugs*
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 01:43pm on 07/08/2007
It started with Legolas's POV (as you might remember from the preview I posted for Hobbit Month last year), so beta comment rightly thought it needed to finish with Legolas's POV to balance the fic.
 
posted by [identity profile] frodosweetstuff.livejournal.com at 08:43pm on 07/08/2007
Ah yes, that makes sense!!!!
 
posted by [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com at 09:01am on 07/08/2007
I lovelovelove ATIH. Will there be anything new added?
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 01:02pm on 07/08/2007
"Will there be anything new added?"

I'm not sure what you mean. This is the epilogue to ATIH, so apart from the previews, it's all new, about 42,000 words (the equivalent of 4 chapters of ATIH) :)

"I lovelovelove ATIH"

I know you do. :mwah: I hope you enjoy this follow-on.
 
posted by [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com at 03:04pm on 07/08/2007
Heheh. Ooops. Sorry. But I somehow had it in my head that there I've already read the epilogue. But that was just the previews, right?

*head-desk head-desk head-desk*
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 05:53pm on 07/08/2007
You haven't seen anything that gives away the main story. :)
 
posted by [identity profile] addie71.livejournal.com at 10:56am on 07/08/2007
I am soooo looking forward to the 26th!
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 01:24pm on 07/08/2007
I hope it's worth waiting for...
 
posted by [identity profile] i-o-r-h-a-e-l.livejournal.com at 11:11am on 07/08/2007
Oh wow. I love ATIH very much! I can't wait. :D
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 01:22pm on 07/08/2007
"Oh wow. I love ATIH very much!"

Thank you, my dear. It feels odd posting it all at once, but I wrote it as one complete piece and it doesn't split neatly into chapters. It means that there's the only one time of waiting. :)
 
posted by [identity profile] notabluemaia.livejournal.com at 01:08pm on 07/08/2007
Oh, Elenya! I adore ATIH and your sensitive, thoughtful writing. But, oh, that title... *weep* Yes, a gift indeed, one that JRRT suggests leads to something 'beyond' (for he does show us the beyond in his creation myth), something I can hardly bear to think of for Frodo and Samwise... and must read from your pen.
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 01:15pm on 07/08/2007
"But, oh, that title... *weep*"

(((((Nota))))) I'll just paste in here the first words I've written in my introduction:

"Although the theme of death as the gift of Il├║vatar is explored in this story, it is not a death fic."

*hands Nota a hanky and hugs her some more* All better now?
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 01:18pm on 07/08/2007
it is not a death fic.

... there's a lot of sex. :D
 
posted by [identity profile] notabluemaia.livejournal.com at 02:14pm on 07/08/2007
Hee! Hurray! Oh, yes! *loves F/S* *hugs* (and you are a dear to reassure me so - I'm feeling a little fragile and now can anticipate the eagerly awaited epilog w/ unmitigated pleasure!)
 
posted by [identity profile] notabluemaia.livejournal.com at 02:13pm on 07/08/2007
*sniffles* (truly)

Yes, thank you, dear - I so much want to see more joy for them, and for us - for while we know it comes for all mortals, still, for them, I like to think 'Frodo lives, and Sam is with him...' Still.

I am so glad their tale continues in your Epilog!
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 05:56pm on 07/08/2007
To quote Barard from the preview I posted for hobbit month last year (sorry, you can't go back and peak: I've taken that down as it was 1st draft) : "Wherever they are, they're together." :) :) :)
 
posted by [identity profile] notabluemaia.livejournal.com at 06:13pm on 07/08/2007
*melt* Beautifully said! (and you sly one, taking down the draft!)
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 09:30pm on 07/08/2007
"and you sly one, taking down the draft!"

*grins*. The changes are quite small actually, but I always feel rather sorry for Tolkien in that he's had all his early false starts exposed. I'm sure he'd much rather not hear derisive cries of "Bingo!!!! He was going to call him Bingo! OMG!" or our snerking over Trotter. :D
 
posted by [identity profile] notabluemaia.livejournal.com at 09:35pm on 07/08/2007
Hee!

I am a great believer in editing, tweaking, revising - the reason I posted the 'process pics' on my last drawing were that I was so amazed at the difference - the same thing happens in text. Heaven help me if I have an immutable medium...
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 09:49pm on 07/08/2007
As for me, I just hope there is never, ever in a million years, a time you'll get to see my first draft ideas for ATIH. :eek: :D

 
posted by [identity profile] notabluemaia.livejournal.com at 09:56pm on 07/08/2007
Hee! *flees screaming, clutching own first drafts to chest*

They could be a Halloween costume all on their own.
 
posted by [identity profile] golden-berry.livejournal.com at 02:55pm on 07/08/2007
Hooray!!! The equivalent of four glorious chapters of ATIH!!! What a splendid gift, dear Elenya!

Now the waiting commences. Argh. Are we there yet? :D
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 05:57pm on 07/08/2007
(((((Goldie)))) I hope you enjoy. :)
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posted by [identity profile] lbilover.livejournal.com at 03:19pm on 07/08/2007
You could switch days with me, Elenya, and post it tomorrow. Not that I'm desperately anxious to read it or anything!!! ;)))
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posted by [identity profile] lbilover.livejournal.com at 05:36pm on 07/08/2007
Um, in case it wasn't clear, that was obviously said tongue-in-cheek. *goes back to readying Hobbit Month post for tomorrow*
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 06:02pm on 07/08/2007
"Um, in case it wasn't clear, that was obviously said tongue-in-cheek."

LOL. It's as well you posted that, as I was about to start ernestly explaining that I couldn't possibly post it tomorrow, because it's still in grammar beta. You'll have to put my denseness down to a long day at work which has fried my brain.
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posted by [identity profile] lbilover.livejournal.com at 06:18pm on 07/08/2007
Naw, I realized I should have put a winking smiley face or something to make it clear I was kidding. However, if you'd said, 'Hey, great idea, let's do it!', I wouldn't have said no. August 26th seems awfully far away! :)))
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 09:43pm on 07/08/2007
"August 26th seems awfully far away!"

*coughs politely in an English understated sort of way* Can I just say "Woodjin"?

:D

I'm very much looking forward to tomorrow's post (even if it isn't Woodjin. *Whimpers some more*)
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posted by [identity profile] lbilover.livejournal.com at 11:00pm on 07/08/2007
Oh yeah, Woodjin :) I hope very much to post the next chapter around Labor Day (which here is the very end of August), or shortly thereafter. *fingers crossed*

I hope you'll find my Hobbit Month post interesting. I'm pretty nervous about it, to say the least.
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 11:10pm on 07/08/2007
"I hope very much to post the next chapter around Labor Day"

*sighs theatrically* You mean... when I'm offline for a week 'cause of Dragon Con?

"I'm pretty nervous about it, to say the least."

Now I'm intrigued. And I'm going to be offline from 7am tomorrow morning, until late Thursday evening... Bollocks!
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posted by [identity profile] lbilover.livejournal.com at 11:32pm on 07/08/2007
Ooh, you're going to Dragon Con? Lucky you! Well, Labor Day is my goal, but it may not happen, so don't despair :)

It's an essay (what I'm posting tomorrow). I don't think essay writing is my forte, so... But I gave it my best shot!
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 05:41am on 08/08/2007
I'll look forward to reading it when I get back. I'm still in 2 minds whether to drive home late tonight (less traffic) or stop over at my cousins. It may depend on whether I can keep off the champagne... :D
 
posted by [identity profile] sams-star.livejournal.com at 01:44am on 08/08/2007
I'm SO excited about the epilogue to one of my very favorite F/S stories, and thanks for letting us know it's not a death fic--I was a little worried with that beautiful title! *hugs you in advance*
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 05:35am on 08/08/2007
and thanks for letting us know it's not a death fic

I knew that would cause anxiety, and - truth be told - I wasn't sure if it would be a death fic or not when I started writing it. I just gave Frodo (mostly)* free rein and waited to see what would happen. :D

*He wanted more sex. Randy little bugger. :D
 
posted by [identity profile] annwyn55.livejournal.com at 06:16am on 08/08/2007
*He wanted more sex. Randy little bugger. :D

What a coincidence. So do we!

*fidgets*
 
posted by [identity profile] sams-star.livejournal.com at 11:40pm on 08/08/2007
Ha!--thank goodness for that!!
 
posted by [identity profile] merylmarie.livejournal.com at 05:31am on 09/08/2007
Yay, I'm a happy camper now! Some good reading to look forward to! Thanks for letting us know to be on the watch. :))
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 02:13pm on 09/08/2007
((((Meryl)))) I thought you'd be pleased. :D

"Thanks for letting us know to be on the watch. :))"

I suddenly realised that the post I made to [livejournal.com profile] frodosweetstuff telling her I'd post the epilogue probably hadn't been seen by some of you. I was asked when I was next going to post The Gift, so I thought I'd make a post here.

(Hee! Just whipping up a frenzy really. Shall we have a midnight party, to launch it? )
 
posted by [identity profile] merylmarie.livejournal.com at 03:11pm on 09/08/2007
(Hee! Just whipping up a frenzy really. Shall we have a midnight party, to launch it? )

I'll bring the pumpkin juice miruvor!
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 09:53pm on 09/08/2007
*blinks at how many times I wrote "post" in my last, err, post.* :D

"I'll bring the pumpkin juice miruvor!"

*gets out hobbit costume ready* :)




 
posted by [identity profile] hildigard-brown.livejournal.com at 11:05pm on 11/08/2007
At last--the epilogue to ATIH! And a nice loooong epilogue, too. But dammit, I'll be on vacation with no internet access from the 23rd through Sept 10th. *sigh* Oh, well--I'll just have to take an extra day or two off before I go back to work to read it. I'm very relieved (Sam probably is as well) to know that Frodo opted for more sex rather than an angsty death fic! *loves that randy little bugger* This may be the first time I've ever been anxious to get home from vacation!
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 11:22pm on 11/08/2007
Hee! You're assuming I gave in to his demands. :D What I said was "I just gave Frodo (mostly)* free rein and waited to see what would happen. :D " The "mostly" was because he didn't get all the sex he wanted... Whether he got enough to satisfy any reasonable hobbit, I'll let you judge when you're back from being away. Have a good time. :)
 
posted by [identity profile] frodosweetstuff.livejournal.com at 05:58pm on 22/08/2007
I'm sure you will not forget but since everyone is getting these, so are you:

Just a little reminder that it is your turn to post something hobbity on Sunday! Please remember to post the banner and do not flock your post so that everyone can see it. Thank you!

Looking forward to your post so very much (and am wailing that I won't get to see it before Monday!! *not fair*)

:)

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