Saturday, February 27, 2021

Messenger from Above - an Original Work

Recently I published my first original book on Wattpad: Messengers from Above. I wrote it in Swedish originally and plan to translate all of it and post continually.

Description:

When visitors arrive from space, they are nothing like expected. How can they look almost like humans? Lily is not afraid to break the law and decides to help one of them, but soon her feelings take a dangerous, forbidden turn. Meanwhile, Pike tries to find the message they are prophesied to bring. What he discovers has the power to save mankind.

A futuristic space opera with timeless themes: love, forgiveness and fearing the unknown. 

Linkhttps://www.wattpad.com/story/230556243


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

A History of the Elves

I had a question from a reader about the branches of elves in Tolkien's writing, and who were called the Eldar. In the Silmarillion, there is a family tree casting some light over it (click to enlarge).


The history of the division was this: 

The elves were created by Eru Ilúvatar (God), and they were the fairest and wisest of his children. When they awakened on the young Arda (earth) and learned to speak, they called themselves the Quendi (speakers). 

Later there was a war between the Valar (demigods) and the evil Vala Melkor (Morgoth), and afterwards the Vala Oromë decided to take the elves with him to Aman, a continent in the west where the Valar's realm Valinor was located. Oromë loved the elves, and it was he who named them the Eldar (people of the stars).

Some elves wished to stay in Middle-earth; those where called the Avari, and later Moriquendi (dark elves) because they never got to see the light of the Trees in Valinor. 

Those who followed Oromë were three clans: the Vanyar, the Noldor and the Teleri.

During the journey, Oromë's path was blocked by the Misty Mountains, and he went ahead to create a path through them. But when he finally returned, some of the Teleri had come to like the place so much they wanted to stay. Those were called the Nandor, and settled in Greenwood (which was renamed Mirkwood in the Third Age). 

A few of he Nandor later went through the Misty Mountains after all, but settled right on the other side of it, those were called the Laiquendi (Green elves). Those who remained in Greenwood became known as the Silvan.

Now Oromë and the elves still following him had come into Beleriand, a country that lay west of the Misty Mountains and later got destroyed. Here they again lost some elves, for a Teleri leader disappeared into the forest of Doriath (his name was Elu Thingol and the reason was - of course - a pretty girl: the Maia Melian). Those who remained to wait for him settled in Doriath and became the Sindar (Grey elves).

Meanwhile, Oromë and the Vanyar and the Noldor went to the coast, where Ulmo, the Vala of the Seas awaited them and ferried them over the ocean to Aman. But the remaining Teleri (those who were not waiting for Thingol in Doriath) had been dragging their feet, probably talking to trees, singing etc., and so when they finally arrived, they found that Ulmo's ferry had already departed.

The Teleri waited for him, but when he returned to pick them up, part of them had fallen in love with the coast and decided to stay in Middle-earth after all. Those were called the Falathrim, and their leader was Círdan Shipwright. Those who went to Aman were called the Falmari. Both these Teleri branches became great ship builders, and it was because of the Falmari's ships, the Noldor later caused the first Kinslaying (with elves killing other elves) when they wanted to return to Middle-earth.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day! ♡

 Today I give you three of my favorite Tolkien couples. :)


♡ Valentine N:o 1: Éowyn and Faramir 
Image by Ratisbona (I could not find the source).

This is my favorite couple, both because they deserve happiness so badly after all they went through, but also because their relationship was so realistically formed. They met in the Healers' House, both recovering from wounds and regretting being unable to take part in the final battle against Sauron. Instead of falling madly in love at first sight (as everyone else in Tolkien's stories haha), they gradually get to know one another - and then there is love. 



♡ Valentine N:o 2: Beren and Lúthien 
Image by Sara Morello, Sa-Mo Art.

This is my second favorite couple despite all the trouble and grief surrounding their relationship. I love how stubborn Lúthien is when her father is against the match, and how bravely she saves her beloved's life at many occasions. In the end, he waits for her in the Halls of Mandos and they can be reunited and live a few happy years together.



♡ Valentine N:o 3: Aragorn and Arwen 
Image by Sara Morello, Sa-Mo Art.

My third Valentine is another human-elf couple, who had to overcome many obstacles to get each other. Aragorn had to prove himself as a warrior for many years, winning honor among the Rohirrim and the Gondor people, as well as the Dúnedain, and become high king of the humans, before he could at last claim his bride at the mature age of 88 years. And she had to give up her immortality for his sake, and her chance to be reborn in Valinor. Beautiful and sad!


♡♡♡ Happy Valentine's Day! ♡♡♡

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Winter Has Come

We seldom get such cold weather this far south... down to minus 10-15 degrees Celsius on some nights! And minus degrees during daytime as well. But it's beautiful, I have to give it that.

Today I shall spend mostly indoors in front of a fire, writing about the destiny of poor Túrin for my story Thranduil's Shadow.




My Danish-Swedish farmdog during our morning walk today. :)

Monday, February 1, 2021

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Cat of the Fellowship - another Legolas story

Now that Afterlife is completed, I felt an urge to write another humorous fic, and came up with an idea to write a story that follows the main arch of the Lord of the Rings trilogy - from the perspective of a cat!



Description:
Wounded by a terrorist, Kat is taken to the Halls of Mandos and given the choice to join the Fellowship of the Ring and change history, but she had certainly not expected to become a cat! Saving someone’s life in a feline form proves no easy task, especially when only the elf can understand her. That he also is a very good-looking specimen is not useful at all…
Pairings: Legolas x Kat


Read it here:

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Saturday Bliss

 


Rainy October Saturday somewhere in southwestern Sweden. Hubby watches hockey, kids are in their rooms (using phones and/or computers probably) and I'm writing a new chapter for my Thranduil story, right now with Dynamite by Taio Cruz in my ears. Can't complain! 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Afterlife - Crossover Titanic/Pirates of the Caribbean

So, I just made another little fanfic, mostly for fun... Rose DeWitt Bukater drowns and finds herself in the 18th century Caribbean, on board the Flying Dutchman. Will Turner decides to take her to the one and only, Captain Jack Sparrow.





Discription:
Rose drowns when the Titanic sinks and gets picked up by Will Turner, the new captain of the Flying Dutchman. When he realizes she comes from the future, he can only think of one man who knows what to do: the famous Captain Jack Sparrow. 

Story set after Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End. 
Pairings: Rose x Jack Sparrow, Will x Elizabeth.


Read it here:

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

It's Done!

 

I finally finished my first fanfic, Horse Lady of Rohan! 110 000 words written in less than 5 months. Thank you, quarantine...Writing fanfiction has been so fun, and this was definitely not my last story. Will continue my Thranduil story now!

Friday, August 7, 2020

Fake Tats

My daughter drew these really cool fake tattoos for me, for a party tomorrow. The dragon Smaug. 😃

She has used normal felt tip pens, and drawn freehand from a pic in her phone!


Sunday, August 2, 2020

J.R.R Tolkien Appreciation Post



It's incredible that this man spent his entire adult life creating Middle-earth, complete with races, nationalities, languages, history, geography, culture, religion and lore. 

When he wrote the Hobbit and later the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, it was almost as an afterthought, and his real work, that his son later summarized in the Silmarillion, was not published during his lifetime.

On his grave, it says:

EDITH MARY TOLKIEN
LUTHIEN
1889 - 1971
JOHN RONALD
REUEL TOLKIEN
BEREN
1892 - 1973


Lúthien Tinúviel, one the most amazing and important of the Middle-earth heroes, was inspired by his wife, and even mentioned on her grave. I don't think it can be much more romantic, than that...

Rest in peace, Professor Tolkien.


Image Source: Public domain (Wikimedia Commons)

Monday, July 27, 2020

Map of Middle-earth


Here is the map I used when I wrote Horse Lady of Rohan.
For a larger version, visit the source.

Map of Beleriand




This is the map i use when I write Thranduil's Shadow.
Made by Johan Howe.

For a larger version of the map, visit the source.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Fanart Horse Lady

My daughter drew this beautiful picture of Legolas and Wynne kissing. ❤️❤️❤️