Fan Fiction Resources
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Henneth-Annun Story Archive

http://www.henneth-annun.net
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High quality stories of all types. You can place your story in a beta category and get feedback from other members or archive your stories so other members can read them. You must submit your story for review before it will be placed in the public archive. Your story is reviewed by a panel of peers - the first nine that decide to check it out! They can be very selective. Drawback: can take quite a long time to get the required number of reviews and find out if they will archive your story or not. Nerve wracking for the author who is waiting!

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Council of Elrond
http://www.councilofelrond.com
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Stories of all types. Must submit your story for review before it will be placed in the public archive. This process takes only a few days.

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Stories of Arda
http://www.storiesofarda.com
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Guidelines: fanfiction stories set in the universe of JRR Tolkien. Rated G-R, no-slash or parodies of slash. Entertaining and well-written stories created by people who take pride in their work. Must submit a sample of your work to be given authors uploading privileges, this process takes less than a day in most cases. This archive seems to be where I have the most luck getting reviews.

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Open Scrolls Archive
http://www.scribeoz.com/
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Takes stories of all ratings, but NO slash. Immediate author privileges once you join, but, because of this, some of the stories are not the best.

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The Trees Remember - Mirkwood Fanfiction

http://www.helical-library.net/lotr/index.asp
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I have no experience with this archive, but it looks very nice and interesting! From the site: TTR is a Tolkien fanfiction archive focused on the history of Mirkwood. Once renowned as Greenwood the Great, now troubled in these darker times, Mirkwood is yet home to the last and most enduring Elven kingdom of Middle-earth. We chronicle its great king, Thranduil; its fair prince, Legolas; and many other worthies of the Elf, Human, Hobbit and Dwarf-kindreds.

Elvish Language Links
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It is worth noting here that Quenya was banned in the First Age as the 'language of the kinslayers' and became a language of lore, not for daily use. Silvan was also abandoned by the Wood-elves long before Legolas's birth. As such, the links provided here are for the Sindarin language which would have likely been Legolas's native tongue. PLEASE BEWARE of and site which boasts elvish from "The Grey Company". In Tolkienesque circles, this is commonly called 'Grelvish' and is a gamer's mishmash of Quenya, Sindarin and nonsense. It is NOT Tolkien's elvish and, IMO, should not be used in fanfiction. If you truly have a love for the language (as I do) and wish to learn it, it is possible to do so, but I warn you, it is not easy! There are many ways to bring Sindarin Elvish to life in a story, but there is a fine line between enhancing your story and bogging it down with too much Elvish! 

Sindarin Dictionary
http://www.jrrvf.com/hisweloke/sindar/index.html

Fellowship of the Word-Smiths
http://www.elvish.org/gwaith/language.htm


Parma Tyelpelassiva - The book of silver leaves
http://www.phy.duke.edu/~trenk/elvish/


Short stories, poems and even some songs abound in Quenya and Sindarin here (as well as the English translations, of course!) but, scroll down to find the most valuable document, a downloadable course to learn Sindarin in PDF format. The course  is complete with grammar, lentition, nasal mutations and all the things you'll need to learn to conjugate your I-verbs from your A-verbs! Very easy to use, even for those of us who have been away from English 101 for a while!

Tolkien Language List
http://tolklang.quettar.org/ 


Scroll down, it's there. Really! A very plain site with some very good information and great links. 


Tara's Sindarin Phrasebook
http://members.cox.net/taramiluiel/sindarin_phrases.htm

 

I'm letting out my best kept secret! Little phrases you can plug in and go.

Tara's Sindarin Names
http://members.cox.net/taramiluiel/names.htm


Need a Sindarin name? Tara's got 'em!


Tara's Sindarin Tips
http://members.cox.net/taramiluiel/sindarin.htm


Tips and helpful documents on learning Sindarin -- in plain English! Even the most faint of heart can learn a little Sindarin here.

Other Links
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Encyclopedia of Arda
http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/
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Where I go when I need to know who Finwe's sons were, how to spell Haradrim, and other bits of canonically correct information. Note: PLEASE use only the URL listed here, there are several copycat sites that are using this name. The glyphweb site is the only and original Encyclopedia of Arda.

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Let The Hobbit Happen
http://www.thehobbitfilm.com/

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Fans unite in bringing The Hobbit to the silver screen. (note: regardless of the legal mumbo-jumbo, this project does not appear to be slated to begin filming until spring/summer 2006 at the earliest, as Peter and Fran are otherwise engaged with King Kong.) Hands up if you think we'll see a non-canonical appearance of Legolas in this film. (One can only hope!)

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Pencil Art by Dawnlyn
http://hometown.aol.com/dawnlyn1/dawnlynart.html

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Georgeous pencil art of Legolas (and OB). Even has a drawing of Legolas as a child! Lovely stuff.

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LotR Frame Capture Library
http://www.framecaplib.com/lotrlib.htm

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Thousands of screen caps from all the movies!

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Figwit Lives
http://www.figwitlives.net
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Who IS Figwit and what was his role in the Fellowship? An extra in the cast of LotR becomes famous, all because two fans singled him out!

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Elf Porn Shack
http://www.elfpornshack.com
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no real pornography here. Just a darn good time if you love those lusty elves! lots of fun countdown clocks with imaginative slogans. Very funny!

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The Boy with the Bow
http://www.istad.org/tolkien/pilinn.html

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Legolas and Stunt archery in Fellowship of the Ring. A real archer tells us how Orlando (and PJ) did it. Very entertaining and informative article!

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Canon? No! Fanon!
http://www.tinni.100megsfree5.com/canonNOfanon/
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Great place to discover if your fic is within the bounds or straying from canon! Highly recommended.


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