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.
The August Non-fiction Challenge
Without a Pocket-Hankerchief by Linaewen Deriving encouragement from Bilbo's example in dealing with sudden change.
Proud and Stern of Glance by Linaewen A defense of Boromir's character
The Classic Lord of the Rings Gapfiller: How to Keep Folks Reading When They Know How the Story Turns Out by Dreamflower Learn the techniques of classic fanfic authors in creating suspenseful gapfillers.
We hope you will check out the essays, and let the authors know how you liked them!
The September Challenge: Special Occasions
The September Challenge will have the theme "Special Occasions". Stories should reflect a special time of celebration and be a recipe!fic. (A Recipe!fic is a story in which the recipe for a dish included in the story is given, either separately at the end, or within the body of the story.) The prompt for the challenge will be a type of dish, which must be mentioned in the story. The dish which is your prompt does not have to be the same dish as your recipe, though it can be if you wish.
The September challenge stories will be due Saturday, September 14th and will be revealed on Monday, September 16th. Please tag your story "special occasions" and " '13 September". Please remember to use the 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
I hope we'll have lots of participants for our September challenge!
The 2013 Tree and Flower Awards:
VOTING IS NOW OPEN!
Below are the links to vote for the works at Many Paths to Tread which have been nominated for the 2013 Tree & Flower Awards. Because we could not put links within the body of the polls, you may find the links to each story here.
Vote here for the stories that were nominated in the categories of Genres. This poll contains six of the eleven categories.
Vote here for the stories that were nominated in the categories of Genres. This poll contains five of the eleven categories.
Vote here for the stories that were nominated in the categories of Characters. This poll contains eight of the thirty-two categories, from Aragorn to …owyn.
Vote here for the stories that were nominated in the categories of Characters. This poll contains eight of the thirty-two categories, from Faramir to Halbarad.
Vote here for the stories that were nominated in the categories of Characters. This poll contains eight of the thirty-two categories, from Legolas to Sauron.
Vote here for the stories that were nominated in the categories of Characters. This poll contains eight of the thirty-two categories, from Théoden to Númenorean.
The Fourth Anniversary Comment Challenge:
The following people participated in the 2013 Many Paths to Tread Fourth Anniversary Comment Challenge:
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 08/26/13 - 06:59 am(0 Comments)