Welcome to Many Paths to Tread!
Welcome to Many Paths to Tread, your place for Tolkien related fanfic! We are glad to welcome stories set in any Age of Arda, and featuring any of the Races! If your fanfiction is based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and falls within our ratings guidelines, then it may find a home here.
We hope that you will not only post your stories with us, but that you will read the stories of many of the other fine writers we have among our number, and will leave comments for them!
Please feel free to let the mods know if you have any questions or concerns!
Meet the Moderators
Hey everyone, Cathleen here! I want to take this opportunity to welcome you all to the GFIC Group's brand new archive! We hope you'll find "Many Paths to Tread" an enjoyable place to hang out and archive your work. I've been writing Fanfic since 2004, coming in the back door, so to speak, by starting out in a non-mainstream genre, and via movie verse. I've had the pleasure of working with a number of incredible people in the fandom since that time, and I'm eternally grateful for each and every one of them and the things they have taught me. My heartfelt thanks to Dreamflower, Pearl Took, and Dawn Felagund, for without their committment and hard work, this archive would have continued to exist only in my dreams!
Hello, I'm Dreamflower, one of your mods. I've been in the Tolkien fandom since 1967, and have been writing LOTR fanfic since 2004. Cathleen asked me to co-mod the LOTR_Community_GFIC with her, and it has been a fun and enlightening experience. I am very excited to see us finally get our very own archive launched, and I hope that all of you will have a lot of fun reading and posting stories here! Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have.
Hi, I'm Pearl Took and I'm one of your Mods here at Many Paths to Tread. I have been a fan of LOTR since I was twelve years old back in 1966. I started writing fanfiction in 2002 and posted my first story in 2003. Since then I've written over 100 stories. Recently I have only been writing challenge stories for the LOTR Community Challenges.
I'm Dawn Felagund, and I'm honored to have been asked to be a part of this site as the webmaster and one of the moderators. The Lord of the Rings movies inspired me to read more about Tolkien's world, and I've been hooked ever since. I primarily play in the Silmarillion sandbox and adore the Elves best of all. I look forward to reading the stories on the archive and encourage any of you with questions or troubles with the site to contact me.
I'm Celeritas! I started writing Tolkien fan fiction in 2004, but didn't join the fandom online for another four years. I primarily work with hobbits, in order to explore daily life in the Shire; and the Fourth Age, in order to explore the relationship between the present and an increasingly legendary past. It's a real privilege involving myself further in the fandom this way. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Hi there, I am Rhapsody the Bard, one of the new mods. To many I am a familiar face since I have been around in the fandom since 2004 and have been active at other archives as a mod over the years. This bard writes and reads a lot, and likes to muse about a huge variety of ideas that firmly takes root in Tolkien's world. Foremost a Silmarillion writer, but I have a weakness for Dúnedain and once a while a hobbity story won’t go amiss. I have been a member of this group from the start and have watched it grow to such a fantastic group where so many feel at home. When asked to join the mod team to support them, I simply could not say no. If you have any questions, do ask! I am happy to help out no matter what kind of question you might have.
Here are the links to the January 2014 Potluck Challenge stories! As is our tradition every January, each author either chose a "leftover" prompt from one of 2013's challenges, or chose to complete a challenge they had begun earlier.
We had nine stories in January!
The Standard Revealed - by Larner The first one to serve as standard bearer for Aragorn fell in battle.
Haven by Linaewen Boromir and Faramir look out from the walls of Dol Amroth and talk about Elves.
Of Spices and Stewed Goat, by Rhymer Faramir receives an unexpected visitor in the wilds of Ithilien, leading to an afternoon of wine, cooking and memories.
An Oath Fulfilled, by Rhymer Lost in the darkness, the Dead have waited three thousand years for the Heir of Isildur to come to them, and now he is come. He is come.
Garnet and Gold, by Rhymer Long after the end of the Fourth Age, a unique treasure is uncovered in what was once the Shire. This is the story of some of those who owned it, and why they cherished it, and how they passed it on.
Return to Moria by Erulisse (one L) Legolas is getting ready to sail and has been invited to see Thranduil one final time. Taking Gimli with him, they ride to Moria following a route that Thranduil had suggested, but Moria holds many surprises for them. Gimli has a surprise as well, but is keeping it well hidden from his friend.
Messin about on the River - Linda Hoyland Aragorn has a surprise for Faramir
A Hearty Meal by Linaewen The men stationed at Gondor's Nardol beacon outpost prepare their evening meal.
Harsh Words by Linaewen As Faramir prepares to depart for Osgiliath, he finds himself regretting the harsh words that have passed between himself and his father.
Thank you all for participating! And I hope everyone will come and check out the stories!
"Fanon is any element that is widely accepted among fans, but has little or no basis in canon." ~Fanlore wiki
The Tolkien fandom and fan fiction have existed for decades and, in that time, have accumulated their share of fanons. From much-beloved (but noncanonical) pairings, to aspects of a character's appearance, to traits and historical events of a specific group or family, we all regularly encounter and most of us use fanons in our own writing and art. For February's "February Fanon-buster" challenge, select a much-loved or much-loathed fanon and write a story that does the opposite of that fanon. Your element will be three random words to be included in the story.
The February challenge stories will be due Friday, February 14th and will be revealed on Sunday, February 16th. Please tag your story "fanon buster" and " '14 february". Please remember to use the following header template found on the community profile page, and to put the name of your story and your name in the subject line.
To request your elements, please leave a comment to this LiveJournal post. If you have not participated before, please leave an email address so that I can send you your elements. Or you can email the mods at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope we'll have lots of participants for our February challenge!
Back to Middle-earth Month is coming!
Back to Middle-earth Month 2014: Seasons of Middle-earth For this year's B2MeM, we are putting together a compilation of writing and art. (See the full B2MeM 2014 guidelines here.) Prompt claims will remain open until 21 February, so claim your B2MeM prompt if you haven't already!
The Silmarillion (Re-)Reading Project 2014
The Silmarillion re-reading is underway! Summaries and discussions for four chapters were posted during January. Remember, there are no deadlines for participation, so feel free to jump into the discussion at any time.
Ainulindalë summary and discussion Valaquenta summary and discussion
"Of the Beginning of Days" summary and discussion
"Of Aulë and Yavanna" summary and discussion
Three chapters are scheduled for discussion in February: "Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor" and "Of Thingol and Melian" (Feb. 9) and "Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Edalië" (Feb. 23). See the full Silmarillion re-read guidelines and schedule for more information.
The Read LotR Aloud Project
The LiveJournal community read_lotr_aloud is a community project to read aloud The Lord of the Rings via LJ voice-post or other means of audio posting. Every other month a chapter is read, being divided up between the volunteers for reading. The community has already finished reading The Fellowship of the Ring, and is now up to Chapter X of The Two Towers. Please check out the Read LotR Aloud Project, listen to the readings, and consider participating!
It's a lot of fun! We'd love to have more readers!
The ToME Awards
The Tales of Middle Earth Awards will be a brand new review-based Tolkien-centric awards. The hopes are to launch the awards early next spring. If you are interested in taking part in these awards, you can join in the fun of building it from the ground up by joining the The Tales of Middle Earth Planning Community on LiveJournal.
Volunteer to take part in the planning, or in helping out with the awards when they are launched!
Posted by: Dreamflower on 02/03/14 - 09:10 am(0 Comments)