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If anyone wants me to answer any of these questions, comment with a letter and I'll answer it. Taken from more places than I could count without taking off my socks, both here and at Tumblr.

If you prefer me to talk about Tolkien or Sherlock or anything else, just make it clear. Otherwise I'll choose.

A. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-fic. (Sherlock)
B. Is there a type of story you’ve yet to try your hand at, but really want to? (Tolkien)
C. Is there a type of story you wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole? (Sherlock)
D. How many fic ideas are you nurturing right now? Care to share one of them? (Sherlock)
E. Share one of your strengths.
F. Share one of your weaknesses.
G. Share a snippet from one of your favorite pieces of prose you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it. (Tolkien)
H. Share a snippet from one of your favorite dialogue scenes you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it. (Sherlock) (Tolkien)
I. Which fic has been the hardest to write?
J. Which fic has been the easiest to write? (Tolkien)
K. Is writing your passion or just a fun hobby?
L. Is there an episode section of canon above all others that inspires you just a little bit more? (Sherlock) (Tolkien)
M. If you could choose one of your fics to be filmed, which would you choose?
O. If you only could write one pairing for the rest of your life, which pairing would it be?
P. Do you write your story from start to finish, or do you write the scenes out of order?
Q. Do you use any tools, like worksheets or outlines?
R. Stephen King once said that his muse is a man who lives in the basement. Do you have a muse?
S. Describe your perfect writing conditions.
T. How many times do you usually revise your story/chapter before posting?
U. Choose a passage from one of your earlier stories and edit it into your current writing style. (Person sending the ask should make suggestions).
V. If you were to revise one of your older stories from start to finish, which would it be and why?
W. Have you ever deleted one of your published stories?
X. What do you look for in a beta?
Y. Do you beta yourself? If so, what kind of beta are you?
Z. How do you feel about collaborations?
AA. Share three of your favorite fic writers and why you like them so much. (Tolkien)
AB. Do you accept prompts?
AC. Do you take liberties with canon or are you very strict about your fic being canon compliant? (Tolkien)
AD. How do you feel about smut?
AE. How do you feel about crack?
AF. What are your thoughts on non-con and dub-con? (Sherlock)
AG. Would you ever kill off a canon character?
AH. Which is your favorite site to post fic?
AI. Talk about your current wips.
AJ. Talk about a review that made your day.
AK. Do you ever get rude reviews and how do you deal with them? (Sherlock + Tolkien)
AL. Write an alternative ending to a fic you've written (specify by title, link or general description]. (Tolkien)

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shirebound
Aug. 23rd, 2014 04:03 am (UTC)
"AJ" -- Tolkien, please!
marta_bee
Aug. 23rd, 2014 04:13 am (UTC)
Oh, that's a tough one, isn't it? But just recently I had someone I'd never met who went through and left me kudos at ArchiveOfOurOwn, to every Numenor-centric story I'd ever written. Since I'm not writing much Tolkien stuff these days and Numenor isn't exactly a booming part of the fandom, it intrigued me. I emailed her to thank her and got to talking about how she'd found my work.

Turns out she was working on a graduate school paper on theodicy, basically the question of how an omnipotent God could let bad things happen, and came across a double-drabble I'd written about Ulmo disagreeing with the decision on the Valar's part to let Iluvatar step in and handle the situation with Pharazon. Which she found some of what I'd said interesting but didn't get the context.

So not only did she think this little bit I'd written years ago and wasn't particularly proud of was interesting enough to spark her own academic thought, she actually read the Akallabeth just to understand my stories. And now she's reading the Lord of the Rings books as well and said she may email me if she had questions. It made me feel like what I write actually got people interested in something worth reading, which felt very good.
donutgirl
Aug. 23rd, 2014 07:35 am (UTC)
oh wow that's a fantastic story.
marta_bee
Aug. 24th, 2014 12:41 am (UTC)
I've had some great interactions with strangers over the years. One of the reasons I love fanfic.
shirebound
Aug. 23rd, 2014 01:24 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's amazing! How wonderful that she reviewed, and you were able to find out all of this.
marta_bee
Aug. 24th, 2014 01:34 am (UTC)
It really was. I think that's one of my favorite bits of fandom, making those kinds of connections.
donutgirl
Aug. 23rd, 2014 07:37 am (UTC)
D
L
AF

my primary interest is Sherlock, but I don't mind hearing about Tolkien.
marta_bee
Aug. 24th, 2014 02:43 am (UTC)
I'm most active in Sherlock at the moment so let's do that. :-)

D. How many fic ideas are you nurturing right now? Care to share one of them?

Well, I have two in complete draft form, complete with comments from betas, but I've been fighting through depression and not really up to finishing them off. One is a conversation between Lestrade and John about the fact he's living in a different postal code than his wife, ostensibly so he can take care of Sherlock after being shot, and is kind of about the state of that relationship but also about their friendship. The other is a series of vignettes between Mycroft and Sherlock mostly when they're kids, loosely based around the meaning of their names and the virtues of telling stories. It's kind of hard to describe.

I also have a definite idea for a ficlet, a fleshing-out of someone's headcanon that's basically retirement era Johnlock built around John not being quite as knowledgeable about bees as Sherlock would like. Need to sit down and write that out as I know pretty much exactly how it will happen. But the drive to actually write just isn't there at the moment for a variety of reasons.

L. Is there an episode section of canon above all others that inspires you just a little bit more?

Assuming we mean BBC, I think I've been most interested by Mycroft's attempts to get Sherlock involved with the "family business." So for instance I'm fascinated by how Sherlock managed to hold on to the Bruce Partington plans and not get arrested for basically trying to sell (or trade) them to a domestic terrorist. The laptop trade in HLV falls into the same category: why did Mycroft have it there, was Sherlock meant to "steal" it, etc. And in a related question, I'm fascinated by what background if any Sherlock has with the British intelligence. His ability to handle himself around terrorists, his nerves of steel, even the obvious training he's had with how to handle a gun don't really seem to match with someone who's just a clever observer and amateur chemist. So I love speculating about a past where he worked with Mycroft for a while before getting driven away. It's a fascinating corner of "just how did we get here," though I expect my theories are much more thought out than Team Moffat's. :-P

AF. What are your thoughts on non-con and dub-con?

Well, there's the obvious proviso: in the real world, I'm absolutely not okay with it. And whether I'm okay with it in fiction depends quite a bit on how I'm feeling about how closely real-world ethics need to match up with what goes on in a story. I'm less comfortable with a big divide than a lot of people (it's no accident that my "shipping" same-sex couples seemed to occur more and more often as my own sexual ethics shifted from the "LGBT = sinful" mode I grew up in to one where sexual morality was more tied to being committed and monogamous, whatever the genders involved). I do get that there's a distinction between the two, though, and that just because I wouldn't approve of something in RL doesn't mean it should always be wrong in fanfic.

So... I'm not crazy about it and almost never read noncon stories. I don't judge those that do but it's not really my thing. Dubcon is a bit different because I find the power dynamics to be really very interesting. When done well, it can be really involving and fascinating, but it has to actually be done in a way that lets me think about those things. So I'll read dubcon but usually not unless I know the author can handle nuance and grey areas from other fiction I've read.

As a side-note, I'll say I've read a lot of sexually explicit fanfic in the Sherlock fandom, but I get the impression I read it for different reasons than a lot of people. I consider myself asexual, and eroticism isn't really a big pull on its own for me. But I have found some adult fanfic that does other things very well, is just very well-written or does a good job at capturing the sense details of a scene or just uses that as a window into the character's psyche from an interesting angle. And I think that's the attraction of dubcon, such as it is for me. It's less that dubcon is sexually exciting for me (though I get that it is for some people) as that the power-differences and how people navigate it.
donutgirl
Aug. 24th, 2014 10:30 am (UTC)
ooh, your headcanons about the Sherlock/Mycroft backstory are very interesting! I spend a lot of time wondering about their relationship as well.

Well, there's the obvious proviso: in the real world, I'm absolutely not okay with it.

ha! yes, I hope we can assume everyone present is opposed to actual rape.

thanks for your thoughtful answer. I am very interested in the way noncon and dubcon appear in fanfic, perhaps because I used to investigate sexual misconduct for a living. in my line of work, we tried to draw extremely clear lines about consent -- basically, we acted as though "dubious consent" did not exist. either consent was fully and enthusiatically granted, or the encounter was sexual assault/misconduct/rape. we had to behave as if there was no gray area.

so it was interesting to me to discover the popularity of dubcon in fanfic, and I think the things ficcers do with it are very interesting. I stayed away from those fics at first, because while I respect everyone's right to their own fantasies, rape fantasies have always made me uncomfortable. it's not something I consider a turn on, or even intellectually interesting.

but idk, I guess I have become interested in the way women are maybe using these dubcon stories to safely explore the gray areas of what consent means, of what power means, of what sex means in a relationship with an unequal power dynamic (which is basically every relationship, in some sense).
indybaggins
Aug. 23rd, 2014 10:57 am (UTC)
A, C, H, AK, Sherlock? Only if you want to, of course :)
marta_bee
Aug. 24th, 2014 05:51 am (UTC)
A. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-fic.

I'm not sure that I really have one just yet in the Sherlock fandom; I'm very much still finding my space. In Tolkien it would have been around 1,500 words, involving an interaction between two characters, most likely a conversation of some kind where one of them sort of discuss some issue. Often it was heavy on remembered incidents from their past. Cross-cultural things were bit.

With Sherlock the canon isn't really set up to handle that, at least that I've found. So my stories have had more of a proper plot but it's still been driven by that need I seem to have, to find the one moment that lets me examine whatever "issue" I'm interested in talking about. I'm drawn to vignettes and things that start out in my mind as flashes - things like series of moments that have some structure, five elements, or "five times when _____" or the like. They don't always have that structure at the end, but that's how I tend to start thinking about them. Character interaction, throwing two people into a room and forcing them to sit down and work out whatever issue I'm interested in talking about, is still going to be a big part of it. And because of the way I write, the fic is going to be driven by trying to create a well-developed moment in time, almost a snapshot but one where the characters have histories that kind of determines how they act without necessarily being fleshed out. That means a lot of references to things that have happened "off-screen," that don't necessarily get told linearly.

C. Is there a type of story you wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole?

Very few, actually. As a reader, I've found in the Sherlock world I'll read almost anything. There are some things that because of my personal history have to be done very well (mostly suicide, domestic violence, and terminal illness), and I have to trust the author a good bit and feel psychologically "strong" to read them, but there's almost nothing I won't read if I trust the author or have it recommended by someone I trust.

As a writer, I seem to have a very hard time writing a linear, longer story and not every story can fit into the kind of story that comes naturally to me. I also am methodical verging on plodding so things like action and adventure and casefic are a struggle for me to get the pacing quickly. So it would be hard for me to write but I'd be up for trying it if the story idea was enticing enough.

marta_bee
Aug. 24th, 2014 05:51 am (UTC)
H. Share a snippet from one of your favorite dialogue scenes you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.

When it comes to dialogue in this fandom, one story really springs to the top of the pile. I had the pleasure to write a story a while back with Anthea and Mummy Holmes sitting around having tea. This is post-TRF and Mummy's trying to work out whether he suspicions that Sherlock is alive are warranted, but it was also a chance to put two women at the same table and just let them have a proper battle of wits. This moment is probably my favorite:

Once inside, Margaret guided her to a chair and set an extra teacup out. "Now, Altheia, what brings you out to Limpsfield?"

"Day off," Anthea answered. "I have an aunt in Westerham and I wanted to visit her. Get out of the city for a few hours. Mr. Holmes asked me to bring this to you as I was passing." She pursed her lips, as if a question was occurring to her for the first time. "Though why he didn't use the normal courier service, I'm not sure."

It was a good lie so far as those things went. Westerhan was near enough to make dropping by plausible, and the small moment of doubt lent authenticity, but Margaret didn't miss the way her fingers thrummed against her tie under the table. It was a giveaway – perhaps affected, but certainly a sign that this was more than just a casual visit.

"How is Mikey, anyway?" Margaret poured tea into both of their cups and sat down across from Anthea. "The last I'd heard he'd given up red meat."

"It was that or pastry after his last medical," Anthea said, " and – well, you know your own son. But I'm surprised you'd call him that. In front of his subordinates, no less. I can't imagine he likes it."

"The joys of motherhood, and of advanced age." Margaret's eyes twinkled. "He hates it, of course, but there's little enough he can do to stop me. Now, tell me why you've come. You may have an aunt in Westerham, but sure as daylight you wouldn't have come this way if Mycroft hadn't sent you; otherwise, why worry about a wasted journey? And Mycroft would never send his personal assistant all the way out here unless the business required it. Just what has he got himself into?"

Anthea raised her teacup to her lips and took a sip, Margaret guessed to hide the smile reflected in her eyes. "Sometimes I forget the Holmes brothers didn't spring fully-formed from the foam of the Thames, like the gods they believe themselves to be; meaning no offense, of course." Margaret nodded her head graciously. "That they must have sharpened their wits somewhere," she continued, "and that you and not your husband is the one with SIS clearance."

"Quite so," Margaret said. "All of which means, quite aside from the futility of obfuscation, I know how to keep a secret. Perhaps you should speak plainly?"


(from "Hearth-Fires)

marta_bee
Aug. 24th, 2014 05:51 am (UTC)
AK. Do you ever get rude reviews and how do you deal with them?

Not so much regarding my fanfic. I think it's the benefit of writing shorter fic - people don't have as much invested, and there doesn't really seem to be the same incentive to attack when there aren't more updates coming. It's self-contained and well-crafted and well-established in my own mind before I ever post it. I do interact with people before posting about it, but various beta readers and people I discuss the ideas with - friends. And that makes a lot of difference.

I also make such an effort to be positive, sending nice messages to people whose work I like and generally focusing on the good. It helps that most people I've "found" in the Tolkien fandom are through Tumblr, and on that site there's just not the structure I need to say anything nuanced. That means that most of the time it really is a matter of if I can't say something nice just keeping it to myself. That has its own problems in terms of authenticity and just feeling comfortable in your own skin, but angering people to the point of rude comments doesn't seem to be one of them.

The few times I've gotten rude feedback was actually int he Tolkien fandom, which is weird because I have such strong friendships here. But both with the MEFAs and when I was a HASA admin, I would get rude emails and see rude comments made about me. The overwhelming majority was positive, don't get me wrong, but there was enough it stayed with me. Usually my response varied between being objective and removing my ego from the equation (focusing on the task at hand)... and avoidance. Turning off the computer, or watching whatever i watched before I got into British television. I had a strategy of turning off the internet so there was no chance of accidentally sending it and then writing angry, swearing-laden emails. Kvetching with sympathetic friends helps too. And then going off and doing something different. Usually the situation would resolve itself or I'd at least be in a much calmer position to handle it.

Really, though, I'm rational enough that rude reviews don't bother me, because I've been called worse in my offline life. Usually the thought process is that the people worth caring about don't do stuff like that, and the people who do stuff like that aren't worth caring about. It's not complete inoculation, but that combined with the fact I try to be nice enough that I'm not a very attractive target does mean the barbs that get under my skin aren't nearly as common as they seem to be for other people.
indybaggins
Aug. 24th, 2014 07:17 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I really did make you answer a lot, didn't I? :) I have to say I find it so fascinating to read through this entire thread, you seem to approach writing completely differently from how I do and the people I know well, it's like getting a peek into someone else's brain, it's great. I enjoy how you seem to approach all of this so intellectually, you seem quite structured and mature in the way you think about writing.

I asked about the rude reviews because that is something that I never had to deal with in smaller fandoms, but I have in the Sherlock fandom and I often wonder about how others deal with it. Thank you! :)
dreamflower02
Aug. 23rd, 2014 12:08 pm (UTC)
L, for Sherlock

G,H for Tolkien
marta_bee
Aug. 24th, 2014 06:43 am (UTC)
L. Is there an episode section of canon above all others that inspires you just a little bit more?

I actually talked about this one upthread for Sherlock. So I'll answer for Tolkien. I mentioned I was fond of throwing two people with different backgrounds together, so it's probably not that surprising I love stories where you have lots of people meeting and interacting. That means I've always been very, very taken with places where you've got lots of first meetings. So the Council of Elrond chapters and Minas Tirith after the War of the Ring, and the bits at the end of The Hobbit, pretty much anything from the Laketown chapters through the end, are personal favorites.

G. Share a snippet from one of your favorite pieces of prose you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.

H. Share a snippet from one of your favorite dialogue scenes you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.

I'm going to go a bit dark here, I'm afraid, and also bring in spoilers for the Hobbit book, which I know you've read but others reading this may not. This is Gloin and Bilbo talking about the aftermath of the Battle of Five Armies. I've always loved the way this description of Fili's and Kili's death worked out, both for the details of the scene itself but also for the way it always sounded to me like it was a dwarf's actual voice somehow. And because I lifted such a long passage, and because I love both the descriptions and the voice, I'm going to let this passage stand for both questions. :-)


marta_bee
Aug. 24th, 2014 06:43 am (UTC)
“You should have seen it, Bilbo. When Thorin at last burst onto the battlefield with the light of battle in his eyes. It was glorious; he swung his axe like a dwarf of half his age and twice his stature. But dragon-fire can be catching, and soon the orcs and wargs had surrounded us. I saw an archer fire his arrow straight through Kili’s throat, and. I saw him open his mouth to cry, and grasp at his throat in vain.”

Bilbo squeaked in shock at this tale. He’d seen a little of this, from his perch on the Ravenhill with the Elves and Gandalf, but one could only see so much from that distance. To hear it laid out so plainly… Of a sudden he was glad he had the stone table behind him, so he had some support to hold on to.

Glóin looked over at him, concerned. “Some comfort I am,” he said, a forced smile on his face. “I offer solace and give you battle-tales.”

“No,” Bilbo assured him, “you caught me by surprise, that’s all. I wish to know. Will you go on?”

“As you will.” He sat down at the base of the table and helped ease Bilbo to the ground. “I would have run to Kili if I could, just then. I am no great healer, but it’s a poor friend who lets his fellow die alone. Yet Bolg’s guard was all around, and I knew my duty to Thorin. I looked upon him when I could, saw his chest had stopped rising, but we were busy enough with our own foes. So I did not see the wargs circling around, making a meal out of him.” Bilbo’s breathing grew shallow, and Glóin quickly added, “It seems frightful, and it should be. But such deeds are not unheard of with those foul folk.

“I heard an arrow fly just past my ear, from one of our own number, and of course I heard the great hiss when it found the warg’s chest. Then there was the clang of metal as Fili let his ax drop and ran to his brother. To protect him, you see. Those wargs, despoiling his body – that would have overcome any of us at his age. And I took a step toward him, to bear him back to safety if I could. But no. The wargs turned on him and bit through his armor into his chest. By the time we drove them off, Fili lay still atop his brother. Even I could see he was beyond help.”

Bilbo smiled wanly, much to his surprise. That tale was a grizzly story, no doubt, but in the end, Fili had died for his brother’s sake. He could think of worse ways to die. But then… “You make it sound as though you were ashamed of Fili. And you set them apart in death. Why?”

Glóin ran his toe along the line connecting the brothers, almost caressing it. “Legend’s due. A part of me would honor that deep a love, but what of those who never know Fili in life? When he laid himself across Kili he turned away from his king. Some might call that treason.”

“If you had placed them side by side, Dáin’s folks would have asked questions,” Bilbo said.

“Aye. And Bard’s, and the Elvenking’s. Dáin’s folk might understand, though perhaps not. But men and elves? What can they know of these deep bonds? Those who know little enough of our company will fit us into their tales, and I’d have them remember our friends well. As heroes. They were, you know.”

“The elves might surprise you on that count,” Bilbo said. “I stood with the Elvenking’s guard in that battle, and I could see them acting like Fili. But you may be right to set Fili and Kili apart like this. Those without eyes will see them as loyal companions, which is true enough, and those who might see the true state of things will manage without an obvious cue.” He rubbed his chin in reflection. “I can’t help regretting the need of such arrangement, though. It makes me miss my hole back in the Shire all the more.”


marta_bee
Aug. 24th, 2014 06:43 am (UTC)
That's from The King Has Come Unto His Halls if you or anyone is interested.
dreamflower02
Aug. 24th, 2014 08:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, I remember this conversation! It is sad, but very impressive, and extremely descriptive. It's gory and a little graphic, but in a sort of clinical way instead of a creepy way. It's also very much the sort of conversation Bilbo and Gloin would have had.
mrowe
Aug. 23rd, 2014 02:28 pm (UTC)
B. please (Tolkien)
marta_bee
Aug. 24th, 2014 04:55 pm (UTC)
B. Is there a type of story you’ve yet to try your hand at, but really want to?

I've always wanted to do a story that was unsettlingly, unambiguously dark. No happy ending, no tenderness or gentle regret or a sense that what had happened really was unjust, more to see if I could pull it off than anything. I think there are moments in the Tolkien fandom that would support it, there are certainly some very interesting villains, but I never quite had the courage to go that route. Maybe I will one of these days. But yes, that's something I always regretted.
jay_of_lasgalen
Aug. 23rd, 2014 06:57 pm (UTC)
I deliberately haven't looked at the questions first. I'll go with 'J' (of course) and Tolkien, please.
marta_bee
Aug. 24th, 2014 05:06 pm (UTC)
J. Which fic has been the easiest to write?

That's an interesting one, because it's the hard ones that stay with me. But setting drabbles and ficlets aside, I think the last one that came really easily to me was my "Only a Woman" series, which was built around both the advent wreath themes in the Methodist church and also the four famous women of Gondor in the Ring War era (Arwen, Lothiriel, Eowyn, and Arwen). It came quite easily because I like writing women characters and that world but also because there was such a strong theme that suited those characters, the story ideas came quite naturally to me for once.

Edited at 2014-08-24 05:07 pm (UTC)
lindahoyland
Aug. 23rd, 2014 10:23 pm (UTC)
AA and AC Tolkien,please
marta_bee
Aug. 24th, 2014 06:38 pm (UTC)
AA. Share three of your favorite fic writers and why you like them so much.

Oh, goodness. I was sure someone would ask that and it's so hard because there are so, so many. But I have to choose, and just going by the three authors that to my mind are underappreciated but have always been my favorite (I could probably rattle off a dozen more:

1. Celeritas aka labourslamp. One of my favorite hobbit-centric writers, her fic is always family-friendly and feels fresh without that making it less complex or compelling.

2. Tehta aka tehta has some of the most original, interesting interpretations of Silmarillion elves I've ever come across. She's probably the one whose writing first convinced me to see them as more thna old fuddy-duddies, and while there have definitely been others (Rhapsody, Dawn, and Himring spring to mind, though you'll always get in trouble when you name names), your first love always holds a special place in your heart.

3. Gwynnyd aka gwynnyd clearly has a background in all things medieval, and it shows. Her stories deal with convincing problems that spring from the way societies like the ones Tolkien laid out seemed to work, but she's also a very skilled writer. (She worked mostly with Aragorn and the Dunedain, though not exclusively.) The combination was always enticing to me.


That's without going into the personal side of all the friends I have, looking just at their writing. And as I said that list is hardly exclusive.

AC. Do you take liberties with canon or are you very strict about your fic being canon compliant?

See, again this is a bit of a tricky one because of the way I view Tolkien canon. To my mind, it's a series of historical documents which give us one perspective, one take on events that actually happened. And that perspective can be biased or flat-out mistaken, which means it's actually honoring Tolkien's canon to not take it as the only possible take on those events. Take Denethor's refusal to recognize Aragorn as king unless his claims were given, for instance. We have Frodo's account of this as recounted by a rather scared and stressed Pippin who didn't understand the history or the legal and cultural situation at play there. He did know Aragorn and probably thought he'd make at least as good a ruler as Denethor seemed to, but he wasn't from situation where you needed more than that to rule. Gondor is so much more stratified and bound by actual law than the Shire seems to be. So Pippin (and therefore Frodo) is going to overestimate the importance of some things and understimate the importance of others. That means you're going to get a very different take on that event from the canon than you would if Beregond or Imrahil or even Aragorn or Gandalf was writing it.

That was kind of the driving force behind one fanfic I wrote, Pelendur's Folly. (It's a letter between one of Imrahil's sons and one of the Dunedain Rangers, discussing Denethor's actions in the war.) Now I'd say theis is perfectly canonical. I'd even say it's more canonical than if you wrote a story where a Gondorian understood the events in exactly the way our hobbit historians do. but it's much more sympathetic to Denethor than what you get in Lord of the Rings. And in Tolkien at least, that's the kind of approach I tended to take. I'd say it was taking canon very seriously (I'm not sure I ever changed the canon just because it suited the story), but I wrote quite a few that took a different read of those events because I found it interesting. How that answers that question, I'm not 100% sure. :-)

Edited at 2014-08-24 06:39 pm (UTC)
lindahoyland
Aug. 24th, 2014 08:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your very interesting answers.

I miss gwynnyd's stories. She is one of my favourites too.

The whole Denethor/ Aragorn thing fascinates me.
saki101
Aug. 24th, 2014 10:40 pm (UTC)
M, please, and I'd like to add "and why?"



Edited at 2014-08-24 10:41 pm (UTC)
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