That Pleasant Corner of the World by Celeritas

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Celeritas' B2MEM 2011 prompts, dealing with life in the Shire, its customs, its inhabitants, and its visitors.  No character will be repeated from one day to the next.

Categories:
Characters:As a Group: Hobbits
Genres: None
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
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Parent Series: None

Sinomë Maruvan by Celeritas

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She's easy to fall in love with...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit
Genres: General
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 105    |    Read Count: 771
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/28/11    |    Published: 02/28/11
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Birth of a Scandal by Celeritas

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When duty conflicts with love, careful plans must be made to satisfy everyone...

And hopefully not create any problems in the process.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Original Female Character
Genres: Drama
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 211    |    Read Count: 954
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/01/11    |    Published: 03/01/11
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Old Customs by Celeritas

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Sometimes old customs really do have a purpose.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit
Genres: General
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 102    |    Read Count: 1228
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/03/11    |    Published: 03/03/11
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Who Holds Thee? by Celeritas

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Estella Bolger's agreed to come to Brandy Hall, despite the knowledge that one of them there will try to break the stalemate between her and Merry...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master)
Genres: General, Romance-het
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 207    |    Read Count: 900
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/04/11    |    Published: 03/04/11
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Mute by Celeritas

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Basso Boffin is back from his adventure...

Categories: History of Middle-earth
Characters: Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit
Genres: Angst, General
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 102    |    Read Count: 1309
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/05/11    |    Published: 03/05/11
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Dragon-Sickness by Celeritas

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Greed isn't limited to things.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: General
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 103    |    Read Count: 911
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/06/11    |    Published: 03/06/11
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Obsolete by Celeritas

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Heightened barriers leave behind relics of older norms of cooperation.

One of the Shire's few middle grounds fades into history.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Original Male Character
Genres: General
Places: The Shire
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 103    |    Read Count: 949
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/07/11    |    Published: 03/07/11
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The Soil of the Shire is Deep by Celeritas

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Gimli experiences another land for the very first time.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin
Genres: General
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 102    |    Read Count: 1143
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/09/11    |    Published: 03/09/11
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The Contract by Celeritas

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Behind the scenes for Chapter Nine of A White Shell: Kerry Brandybuck and Sandra Fairbairn struggle with the consequences of a decision they didn't make.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Angst, General
Places: The Shire
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 298    |    Read Count: 926
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/10/11    |    Published: 03/10/11
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Setback by Celeritas

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The young often experience emotional upheavals.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bungo, Hobbit: Baggins: Belladonna (Took)
Genres: General
Places: The Shire: Tookland
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 103    |    Read Count: 1275
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/12/11    |    Published: 03/12/11
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Prodigal by Celeritas

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Folco, as seen in the eyes of others.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Boffin: Folco
Genres: General
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 103    |    Read Count: 1077
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/12/11    |    Published: 03/12/11
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Westmarch by Celeritas

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Life as seen through the land.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: General
Places: Eriador, The Shire
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 102    |    Read Count: 1351
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/12/11    |    Published: 03/12/11
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Cast a Blossom Down to Me by Celeritas

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The children of the Shire have discovered that the mallorn will send down its flowers if you ask it... sometimes...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Gamgee: Elanor, Hobbit: Gardner: Frodo Gamgee
Genres: General
Places: The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 205    |    Read Count: 1363
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/13/11    |    Published: 03/13/11
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Pedigree by Celeritas

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Rose doesn't know what to make of a gentry rite that Mr. Frodo is introducing her new family to.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (Cotton), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: General
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 471    |    Read Count: 1324
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/14/11    |    Published: 03/14/11
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Preliminary Analysis of the Warwickshire Hoard Yields Insights, Raises Questions about Fourth Age Suza Culture by Celeritas

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A summary article detailing the various findings, and raising questions, concerning the Warwickshire Hoard found in 2008.

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Essay (non-fiction), Parody
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: A Shire Cookbook, That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 2270    |    Read Count: 3569
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/15/11    |    Published: 03/15/11
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Shirriff-house by Celeritas

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Old buildings bring back old memories.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Original Male Character
Genres: General
Places: The Shire
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 203    |    Read Count: 1262
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/16/11    |    Published: 03/16/11
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The Byrding by Celeritas

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During one of his birthdays, Auduin Took remembers another.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Original Male Character
Genres: General
Places: The Shire: Great Smials
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 123    |    Read Count: 979
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/17/11    |    Published: 03/17/11
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Spinning by Celeritas

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Dora Baggins learns the merits of generosity.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Dora, Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit
Genres: General
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 436    |    Read Count: 1331
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/18/11    |    Published: 03/18/11
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Tea with Perry by Celeritas

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Perry comes to call on his younger brother for the first time in years.

Categories: Other Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien
Characters: Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: General
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 455    |    Read Count: 1655
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/19/11    |    Published: 03/19/11
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Hosting by Celeritas

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Diamond Took, aged 22, volunteers for an important task.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Took: Diamond (of Long Cleeve)
Genres: Coming of Age, General
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 102    |    Read Count: 1020
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/20/11    |    Published: 03/20/11
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Orientation by Celeritas

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The first real survey of the Shire

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Original Male Character
Genres: General
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 647    |    Read Count: 1861
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/21/11    |    Published: 03/21/11
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War Zone by Celeritas

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Mr. and Mrs. Goodenough find an injured hobbit during the Troubles.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: General
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 381    |    Read Count: 1217
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/22/11    |    Published: 03/22/11
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Elostirion by Celeritas

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Fastred tells his children a bedtime story.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Fastred of Greenholm, Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit
Genres: Family, General
Places: The Shire
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 278    |    Read Count: 958
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/22/11    |    Published: 03/22/11
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Feature Tinder by Celeritas

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Farmer Cotton recalls a tale his mother told him.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Cotton: Tolman "Old Tom"
Genres: General
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 689    |    Read Count: 1334
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/24/11    |    Published: 03/24/11
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Feature Making Do by Celeritas

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The consequences of a broken window

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, General
Places: None
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: That Pleasant Corner of the World
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 102    |    Read Count: 2177
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/25/11    |    Published: 03/25/11
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