Friday, December 19, 2014

Heirs of Durin || Cover + Vote + Schedules

Hey guys, we've got something new for you to do today :)

We {D and I} as you know, have been working on a series of stories called Heirs of Durin, which D did a short story of called Bad Dreams. We're both going to write it though, same as Dwarves of Yore. But we do need a cover, like a book cover, for it. 

D drew this one picture of Fili and Kili a while back, and I edited these yesterday. So we want you to scroll through the pictures, then vote on the sidebar which one you like better! There are numbers over the picture for you to vote on :) But we may just choose the one we like best, but it's nice to see what you guys think!

Also, what do you think of Thursday being the day for posting all of the dwarvey stuff? We think it would be a great day for it :) Thorin Thursday and all that.
And on the subject of posting, you may wonder why Ammelia and Billie haven't been posting. Well, they've moved, and are quite busy with many things, so they don't really have time for story writing at the moment.





D thought about using Never Forget to sign off for HOD, what do you think?

Oh, and what should we use to sign off with Dwarves of Yore? Let us know in a comment.

Never Forget,

Willow and Darrion

Postscript || D and I are attending a party today, as well as going to look at Christmas lights with our friends after said party, so we might not be able to answer your comments until morrow. Sorry about that! But don't let it stop you from commenting!

Postscript #2 || we're having feels from watching BOFA on Tuesday night, so that's why there's an abundance of Tolkien-related posts :')

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dwarves of Yore || Summary + Intro + Preview

Hai, sorry about being absent for a month. Quick explanation: we went to Disneyland, took a quick break, never really worked on any chapters for a while, D got ill, got me ill, we had a choir concert, etc. Sorry about that. Anyway, here's our make up. D won't be doing a Watchman chapter tomorrow, we have a singing thing at the senior luncheon we help at.

   What is the "Dwarves of Yore"? Basically, it's a backstory. Thorin's backstory. And along with Dis*, his younger sister.
   Okay, sue us, but for the sake of good storytelling we tweaked the timeline a bit, to work with the fact that I {Willow} had it wrong in my head, and never double checked {this is a lesson kids, always double check!}.
   So the way we tweaked it, Frerin {Thorin's younger brother} is the youngest of the trio, is the youngest instead of Dis, who by-the-book is supposed to be younger. *Ammelia G. gasps loudly offstage*. You see, the reason is that we had already worked the storyline a lot to make Frerin the carefree youngest, Dis the dreamy and creative middle, and Thorin the broody and king-like eldest. {If you think that's bad, we accidentally made Fili and Kili twins at first, and another time Kili as the eldest! *Gasps in horror of ignorance*}
   The name came from a part of the song "Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold" by Tolkien, which was abridged in the films. {I adore the song in the film, but I would have loved it more if it was a tad longer.}

The dwarves of yore made mighty *delves,
while hammers fell like ringing bells,
in places deep, where dark things sleep,
in hollow halls beneath the fells.

The Dwarves of Yore stories extends to the Battle of Aznulbizar {Moria} where our series of stories we call Heirs of Durin picks up.
   You will read of many characters you will recognize, including Thror and Thrain, along with "the cousins" Nain of the Iron Hills and his son Dain {Ironfoot. He will be in the Battle of the Five Armies} including many you will not recognize, Galahad {Gah-luh-had} his father, Galrohan {Gah-l-roe-hah-n} and his brother Galrohir {Gah-l-roe-heer} and sisters Leylyn {Lay-lin} and Laurin {Lah-reh-n}. As well as the royal trio's Nurse, and a young lady name Prismia.
   So please know, if you don't like these stories, that's fine, it's a free country. Also, we made these all up, out of our crazy and sometimes sleep-deprived imaginations. So these aren't what Mr. Tolkien wrote, just to be clear. These are what's known as fanfictions, or fanfics. Fiction about the story characters made by the fans.
   One more thing, please do not use any of the characters we made up as your own!! Seriously!! No touchie!

   Here's a preview of the first story, called Dis Makes a Friend.

"No, Frerin! You shall spill your tea all over your robe!" young Princess Dis, daughter of Thrain, son of Thror, King under the Mountain of Erebor, scolded her little brother. Frerin, Prince of Erebor (and third-born, nonetheless) was only a baby, but Dis had no one else to have a tea party with, and their Nurse was always busy.
   "Pomphy, shompy, fomp," Frerin uttered, picking up his tea cup and turning it over and placing it atop his head. Dis sighed loudly and tried to pry the delicate cup out of her brother's plump fist. "Mo!" he cried, trying to hold it tighter. Then he started to screech as she managed to pry it out of his hand.
   "Nurse!" Dis called over the din. "Frerin's crying again!"
   "Dis," Nurse said crisply. "What in the name of Durin did you do?" She scooped up the plumb baby and settled him on her hip. "There there, dear," she soothed. Frerin's wails settled down to a low whimper and he hid his head in Nurse's shoulder.
    "Frerin did it," Dis commented by way of explanation. "He poured the tea all over the tea table and then put it on his head!"
   Nurse pulled out a sugar tart and fed it to him, which stopped his crying. "He's just a baby, you cannot expect him to act properly yet."
~Willow and Darrion

P.S. || this was written back in September, but I {Willow} wanted to have something to post so you guys knew that we weren't dead. We're hoping to see BOFA tonight {maybe} so you'll probably hear from us tomorrow, I have the credits song typed out {I have heard it but D has not} and will post it tomorrow so we can all share the feelz. :'(

{*We pronounce the name Dis, Dih-z, like ditz without the t. In reality it has a little slash instead of a dot over the i, which makes it Deez, like Fili and Kili, which are pronounced Feelee and Keelee, which both have little slashes instead of dots over both i's in their names.}

{*it is originally written spells, but because spells are not a good thing I {Willow} altered it to delves}