By Amanda Pizzolatto Word Count: 2752 Rating: PG Summary: Having accompanied Frodo and Sam to Mount Doom, Pearl Took gives her version of the end of the tale. Chapter 2: The Healing of Hurts I don’t know how long I slept or what happened during that time, but when I finally came to, I was... Continue Reading →
By Amanda Pizzolatto Word Count: 2752 Rating: PG Summary: Having accompanied Frodo and Sam to Mount Doom, Pearl Took gives her version of the end of the tale. Chapter 1 "Slowly Frodo sat up and put an arm around his weeping friend. “I’m glad you’re with me, Samwise Gamgee, here, at the end of all things.”... Continue Reading →
By Amanda Pizzolatto Word Count: 2752 Rating: PG Summary: Having accompanied Frodo and Sam to Mount Doom, Pearl Took gives her version of the end of the tale. Chapter 1: The End of All Things This was it, this was the end of the line, and we had finally made it. Why was he hesitating? “Frodo?”... Continue Reading →
By S. Dorman Word Count: 718 Rating: G Summary: A story set in Tolkien's Silmarillion. ‘Twas in autumn on the borders of Beleriand when, astride his golden mount, came Finrod Felegund. He was parted from the hunters as they rode far in the land. Trees of the vale were as flames of gold, of crimson,... Continue Reading →
By Anne Marie Gazzolo Word Count: 2605 Rating: G Summary: Frodo celebrates one last Yule at Bag End before leaving for the West. Frodo stood silently in the dark parlour, looking at the single light that glowed by his favorite chair. The book he was reading awaited him by the table. The blanket he often wrapped... Continue Reading →
By Amanda Pizzolatto Word Count: 3441 Rating: PG Summary: The crossover world of Antillian celebrates Christmas. Nico di Angelo slunk to the far wall as his eyes darted over the large crowd. He could just make out Hazel Levasque's curly head. Jason Grace was busy helping the shedus* fly the ornaments to the higher half... Continue Reading →
Our 2017 Winter Themed Issue is here! Yes, the theme of the issue is Winter and Christmas. Fanfiction, original fiction, poetry, articles on many different aspects of the season & more - it's all here!
Interracial friendships are those which are established between members of different races. While intra-racial friendships are common in Tolkien’s world, his stories more frequently feature interracial ones because the history-making events described in them usually require a clash and cooperation between different cultures, and such out-of-necessity relationships can often result in genuine friendships. From the writer’s point of view, these relationships provide a great opportunity for combating prejudice and exercising virtues. Nonetheless, the quality of friendship depends on the characters’ personality rather than racial typicalities.
Sam sat with a bright, enraptured face as Frodo began to read a tale of the Elves he and his friend so loved. Bilbo’s smile widened. He couldn’t tell if the child was more enthralled with the story or with Frodo. He guessed them to be about equal, and Frodo clearly adored “his Sam.” The two had been inseparable since they met, and their spirits shined brightest in each other’s company. Bilbo had never seen two lads take to each other so quickly, since Frodo and his young cousin, Merry. Bilbo was glad that Frodo had two “brothers”, as the tween called his friend and his cousin, to pour his love into after his heart was so wounded by his parents’ sudden deaths nine years previously.