47. 2012 January Challenge: "Pot Luck" by Pearl Took

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As is our tradition every January, each author either chose a "leftover" prompt from one of 2011's challenges, or chose to complete a challenge they had begun earlier.

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Genres: Anthology
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A Lion Amidst the Ladies by Erulisse

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Glorfindel, renowned elf in Elrond’s household, has been invited to join Arwen for an afternoon tea party.

 

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Glorfindel, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel
Genres: Humor
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: early
Warnings: None
Series: 47. 2012 January Challenge: "Pot Luck"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2003    |    Read Count: 1358
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/19/12    |    Published: 01/19/12
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A Matter of Attraction by Larner

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She thought she'd found the love of her imagination, but it appears he does not agree.  Where now might she find love?

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories, The Hobbit
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Drogo, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lobelia, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Otho
Genres: Character study, Coming of Age, Gapfiller, General, Romance-het, Short story
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 47. 2012 January Challenge: "Pot Luck"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1332    |    Read Count: 1009
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/17/12    |    Published: 01/17/12
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Feature Blue Moon by Cathleen

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A youthful Paladin bemoans his first falling out with the love of his life.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit
Genres: Family, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: The Shire: Whitwell
Times: 3-Third Age: early
Warnings: None
Series: 47. 2012 January Challenge: "Pot Luck"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 386    |    Read Count: 1104
Completed: No    |    Updated: 01/18/12    |    Published: 01/18/12
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Daisy Chains by Linda Hoyland

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In the Houses of Healing, Faramir tries to win at least a smile from Éowyn.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Romance-het
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 47. 2012 January Challenge: "Pot Luck"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 540    |    Read Count: 883
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/16/12    |    Published: 02/16/12
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Feature Far Down the Withywindle by Clodia

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Rating: G
Theme: January Potluck (February 2011's Hearts & Flowers)
Elements: unrequited love, great heart, lily (purity)
Author's Notes: A ficlet to follow Down the Withywindle and Deeper down the Withywindle.
Summary: Old Tom Bombadil sits sighing by the Withywindle...
Word Count: 300

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Other: Tom Bombadil
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 47. 2012 January Challenge: "Pot Luck"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 297    |    Read Count: 537
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/08/12    |    Published: 06/08/12
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Feature Fire and Ice by Linda Hoyland

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Rating: PG
Theme: Hearts and Flowers, January Potluck 
Elements: old love, heart of stone, hollyhock (ambition)
Beta: Raksha
Author's Notes: 
Summary: Denethor is haunted by memories.
Word Count: 200

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 47. 2012 January Challenge: "Pot Luck"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 196    |    Read Count: 724
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/08/12    |    Published: 06/08/12
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Feature House of Mirth by Dreamflower

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 Fond memories of Crickhollow…

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 47. 2012 January Challenge: "Pot Luck"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1013    |    Read Count: 1330
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/05/12    |    Published: 06/05/12
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Feature Leaves of Grass by FoxRafer

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Rating: G
Theme: Potluck
Elements: "hit the books" September challenge, theme - reading
Summary: Éowyn has always been fond of stories.
Word Count: 425 words

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 47. 2012 January Challenge: "Pot Luck"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 414    |    Read Count: 730
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/08/12    |    Published: 06/08/12
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Something Hot Would Go Down Nice by Linaewen

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The hobbits are tired of eating cold food on their journey and start daydreaming about how something hot would go down nice.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Recipe fic
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 47. 2012 January Challenge: "Pot Luck"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1431    |    Read Count: 1567
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/25/12    |    Published: 02/25/12
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That Guy Who Carries the Banner by Nath

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A brief overview of Halbarad's textual history.

Written for the January 2012 Potluck Challenge (finishing my August 2011 entry).

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad
Genres: Essay (non-fiction)
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 47. 2012 January Challenge: "Pot Luck"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3169    |    Read Count: 932
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/21/12    |    Published: 01/21/12
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The Skies Above Them by Alfirineth

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White wedding dresses are relatively new. At least in the Western world, they didn't seem to gain popularity until Queen Victoria was married in white lace. It used to be just your best clothes, whatever the color.

 

Gilraen's wedding dress was blue....

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Gilraen
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: 47. 2012 January Challenge: "Pot Luck"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 230    |    Read Count: 925
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/18/12    |    Published: 01/18/12
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Feature The Spirit of Giving by Paranoidangel

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Rating: PG
Theme: Potluck: The lion and the lamb
Elements: Generous and miserly
Beta: [info]hhertzof
Summary: Three times Elrond was generous and one time he was miserly
Word Count: 400

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 47. 2012 January Challenge: "Pot Luck"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 390    |    Read Count: 621
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/08/12    |    Published: 06/08/12
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Feature Will you not come down? We’ve got your pipeweed! by Huinare

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Rating: PG-ish for numerous allusions to substance (ab?)use. 
Theme: Potluck (now serving Merrie Month of May).
Elements: I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Beta: Not as such.
Author's Notes: Alludes to an incident in Unfinished Tales, “The Hunt of the Ring” narrative C. 
Summary: Humor. The Voice of Saruman revisited, beginning with the added element of every wizard’s poison of choice.
Word Count: 865

 

(Dude, this thing was breeding like a bunny...there were like three of it on my archive...That's creepy...*exterminates extraneous wizards*)

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Other: Saruman/Cúrunir/Sharkey
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 47. 2012 January Challenge: "Pot Luck"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 836    |    Read Count: 1189
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/08/12    |    Published: 06/08/12
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