lady_branwyn: (Niphredil)
This house was built to hold someone's collection of Tolkien tchotchkes. I want to live there.



When Lord Branwyn and I went out to dinner this evening, we were given a restaurant pager that sounded just like the Horn of Gondor from the movie (or the "car horn of Gondor" as my friend Jean called it). Blat, blat, blat, blat. It was a struggle not to break out laughing.
lady_branwyn: (catnip)
Borrowed from George Takei's Facebook page--

lady_branwyn: (typewriter; picowrimo)
Title: More Things in Heaven and Earth
Source: LOTR
Rating: PG-ish
Characters: OCs, Boromir, Faramir
Warnings: None
A/N: The sandbox is Tolkien's, I am just borrowing.
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Part 6 )

Here are links to the earlier sections
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
lady_branwyn: (Default)
Not satisfied with playing with the laptop, Kimba managed to sneak into the attic yesterday. There is a half-height door leading from the upstairs bedroom into storage space under the eaves. We made the mistake of giving her a moment of opportunity, and she took it with astounding speed. She was very excited to discover this new place and completely ignored my calls to come back. Every whisker was standing on end, and her eyes were completely round. She waded in the loose insulation then wandered off into the unfinished crawl space on the far side of the house. We can't fit back there, so we had to wait for her to (hopefully) come back. Luckily, she's easily bored and needs to know where her people are, so it didn't take long. I grabbed her as soon as she was in range. Her whiskers were decorated with fluff, and I was ready for a stiff drink.
lady_branwyn: (Kimba)
This eveing, I made the mistake of leaving the laptop turned on and unattended. When I returned, Kimba was perched on it listening to Finnish epic metal. She had discovered that it makes a toasty-warm cat bed and squawked angrily when I evicted her. She had managed to
--disconnect the Internet
--turn on an audio CD
--hit the capslock
--send a command to an Excel worksheet
Not bad for someone without opposable thumbs.
lady_branwyn: (typewriter; picowrimo)
And I made it to the end of National Blog Posting Month! *throws confetti*
A question for you Tolkienists--any suggestions for the term for an individual from Harad? I could not find an attested singular form for Haradrim (or for other plurals of that declension, like Galadhrim). Some gamers use "Harad" which sounds a little silly since it means simply "South." I'm tempted to create my own word following the form of Dunadan/Dunedain (West Man/ West Men). The singular form "Haradan" would be a shortened version of the original (and difficult to say) "Haradadan." Though I could always fall back on "Southron." Thoughts?
lady_branwyn: (typewriter; picowrimo)
Title: Twilight
Author: Lady_branwyn
Characters/Pairing: Thuringwethil, Bella Swan
Rating: G
Warnings: Makes fun of Twilight
Book/Source: LOTR/Twilight Crossover
Disclaimer: The sandbox belongs to the Tolkien Estate; I am just playing. Written for the tolkien_weekly "Twilight" Challenge. The dialogue is a quote from the Twilight saga which belongs to Stephenie Meyer.
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lady_branwyn: (typewriter; picowrimo)
Title: More Things in Heaven and Earth
Source: LOTR
Rating: PG-ish
Characters: OCs, Boromir, Faramir
Warnings: None
A/N: The sandbox is Tolkien's, I am just borrowing.
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Part 5 )

Here are links to the earlier sections
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
lady_branwyn: (typewriter; picowrimo)
My story update will be a few days late. But it's not my fault. It is the fault of [livejournal.com profile] blslarner. I've been engrossed in her story Murder Most Foul. She retells a famous real-world murder investigation using post-Ring War Gondor as the setting. A disturbing story that is even more disturbing when you consider that it is based on real events.
lady_branwyn: (Kimba)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] fidesquaerens at itty bitty outrage committee
Originally posted by [personal profile] kylecassidy at post
Via Citykitties (emphasis mine):

A good samaritan found this cat today in a gutter by Clark Park, half dead. He is now at the Cat Doctor with a body temperature of 90 (normal is 102) and blood PCV of 8. The Cat Doctor housecat, Diamond, is currently donating blood to save his life. During the exam, the vet found that this cat has a microchip. When called, his "owners" reported that he was acting sick, so they put him outside. If this makes you as angry as it makes us, please channel your anger in one of two ways: visit our website at www.citykitties.org and make a donation to help us pay for his care, or share this post and encourage others to do so.




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I would prefer a third option to channel my anger: bludgeon the "owners" with a baseball bat.
lady_branwyn: (Kimba)
[Poll #1796972]
Please leave other suggestions in the comments. Note that unless I make pie for these people, we will be forced to eat store-bought pie.
lady_branwyn: (Niphredil)
The tenth anniversary of the premiere of The Fellowship of the Ring is next month. Is anyone aware of any fannish anniversary celebrations?

I clearly remember watching the teaser trailer on the computer. "This could be good or very, very bad," Lord Branwyn remarked. Due to recent advances in CGI, we were cautiously optimistic. When the trailer ended, I felt stunned and then wildy excited. We both took the day off from work so we could see it on the opening day. [Edit: Lord Branwyn reminds me that we went to the midnight showing, slept in the next day, and then went to see it a second time. Those were happy times.]
lady_branwyn: (Niphredil)
I plan to post the next update to "More Things in Heaven and Earth" on about the 24th. I need to do some research and the ever-important timeline development. *rubs hands together gleefully*

Lord Branwyn and I hauled the duvets and flannel sheets out of storage today, so we are now officially ready for winter. We are celebrating with hot chocolate spiked with rum.
lady_branwyn: (Niphredil)
Lord Branwyn and I had a hobbit breakfast this morning at the local First Watch restaurant--sauteed mushrooms topped with cheese, eggs, hashbrown potatoes, and English muffins. Nom.

I was discussing "A Game of Thrones" with Lord Branwyn (who bought it in an airport years ago, started reading it and never finished). When I said the author's name, it came out something like "George Arrrarrrhh Martin" which made me laugh because I sounded like a pirate. Then Lord Branwyn pointed out that Martin's name was no funnier than "J. Arrrrarrrh Tolkien." Though those two initials are about all the two authors have in common. Martin is the anti-Tolkien.
lady_branwyn: (Default)
Title: More Things in Heaven and Earth
Source: LOTR
Rating: G
Characters: OCs, Boromir, Faramir
Warnings: None
A/N: Now we return to the ghostly visitor. MiddleEarth is Tolkien's sandbox; I am just playing.'
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Part 4 )

Here are links to the earlier sections
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
lady_branwyn: (Niphredil)
Title: More Things in Heaven and Earth
Source: LOTR
Rating: G
Characters: OCs, Boromir, Faramir
Warnings: None
A/N: This section and the previous one really should have been done as a prologue. Apologies--I will soon get us back to the ghostly visitor.

Part 3 )
lady_branwyn: (Niphredil)
In honor of the Eighth Doctor's birthday.



My favorite is the early 80s version (at 3:15).
lady_branwyn: (Default)
Title: More Things in Heaven and Earth
Source: LOTR
Rating: G
Characters: OCs, Boromir, Faramir
Warnings: None
A/N: This section and the next really should have been done as a prologue. Apologies--I will soon get us back to the ghostly visitor.
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Part 2 )
lady_branwyn: (Kimba)
Very entertaining. Demented but in a good way. Some of the humor could be fully appreciated only by a cat-owner.
lady_branwyn: (solstice)
Title: More Things in Heaven and Earth
Rating: G
Source: LOTR
Characters: OCs, canon characters
With apologies to Shakespeare and Tolkien.
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Part I )
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