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Film Trilogy Challenge, The

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Now open to fics based on any of the three films, or in light of any combination of the three films! If you entered the original Movie Challenge, please enter your story into this one as well. When this Challenge is made public, the old Movie Challenge will be taken down, so that we have everything in one big collection. Thanks!

The movie has of course made changes to the books. Some changes we accept, others we feel fall short of expectations, and some outright violate our expectations in a way we feel is barely acceptable, if that.

Pick a scene from any of the three movies that particularly bothers you, either due to continuity, or due to issues of characterization. Then, while remaining within the movieverse, attempt to explain or fill the gap in a way that would enhance the movie for you as a lover of the books.

If this is a persistent characterization problem, try to pick the moment that you feel is defining of the wrongness of the characterization and work with it.

Note: By popular demand, this challenge has been extended! It now closes March 31, 2005.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Alawa - Gilraen's Memorial
General Audience
Last Updated: 18 Jan 03
Before the Fellowship’s departure from Rivendell, Aragorn thinks about Arwen, Elrond and his duty while visiting Gilraen’s grave. A response to the HASA Movie Challenge so set in the movieverse.
Alexis Steele - Hands of the Steward, The
General Audience
Last Updated: 13 Oct 04
Co-written with Jacks. Where was Gondor when the fate of Arda was being decided? (movieverse, as it should've been!)
Berzerker prime - Of Echoes at Bruinen
General Audience
Last Updated: 23 Apr 05
Written for the Film Trilogy challenge. Just who was it, exactly, that was calling the waters of the river Bruinen down upon the Nazgúl?
Berzerker prime - Dirty Work
General Audience
Last Updated: 25 Mar 04
Written for the Film Trilogy Challenge. Faramir's thoughts after the capture of Gollum at Henneth Annun about the things that must be done for the good of all.
Cheryl - Path Before Me, The
General Audience
Last Updated: 01 Sep 04
On the long run from Amon Hen to Fangorn, Aragorn ponders the death of Boromir and his own destiny. Warning: Movie verse story involving the extended edition of FoTR. A Movie Challenge story.
Karri - Celeborn's Gift
General Audience
Last Updated: 30 Aug 03
In the books, Legolas is often forced to scavange for arrows, but in the movies, his quiver seems always full. How is that possible? Before departing Lothlorien, Celeborn gives Legolas a gift.
Liregon - Mind Games
General Audience
Last Updated: 29 Nov 04
Arwen's fate is tied to that of the ring, and thus captures the attention of Sauron, who wishes to destroy her no matter what. Sort of extension to Aragorn's dream about Arwen at Dunharrow. Submitted for the Nuzgûl 'Film Trilogy Challenge'.
Lyllyn - End Games
General Audience
Last Updated: 20 Jan 04
When Arwen found Aragorn in the forest near Weathertop, why did a wise Elf act that way? An answer to the Movie Challenge.
Morwen Tindomerel - Siege of Minas Tirith, The
General Audience
Last Updated: 18 Aug 04
AU. Mostly movie canon but with interpolations from the book and, (brace yourselves) an OFC.
Morwen Tindomerel - Faramir
General Audience
Last Updated: 17 Apr 03
Faramir's thoughts and motivations during and after his encounter with Frodo and Sam. Movie Canon.
shadow975 - Weakness Of Men, The
General Audience
Last Updated: 11 Mar 03
In answer to the Movie Challenge, this tries to make sense of Aragorn's mishandling of Boromir when they argue near Parth Galen, shortly before Boromir's fall.
Still Anonymous - Flight to the Ford: Asfaloth's Tale
General Audience
Last Updated: 23 May 04
Glorfindel stays in Rivendell, Asfaloth loses a valuable heirloom of Elrond's house, Arwen rides Asfaloth, Asfaloth insults Fingolfin, and the Ringbearer is rescued. Oh, yes! And they're chased by Ringwraiths. Movie-verse, but part is taken from the books.
Werecat - Eyes like the Moon
General Audience
Last Updated: 04 Mar 06
A love poem of the Haradrim. Inspired from a scene in TTT EE, a mix of verse and prose.
MEFAs 2005: Second Place, Men, Poetry
Mithrils 2005 - Quarter Finalist, Long Poem
Werecat - That Way
General Audience
Last Updated: 15 Nov 04
The tale of the black cat that features in the film at the Prancing Pony. Although this story is inspired from movieverse, it relies heavily on Tolkien's writings and his poem "The Cat and the Fiddle".
Mithril Awards 2004 Semi-finalist -Best Lord of the Rings
Mithril Awards 2004 Semi-finalist -Best story focusing on other races .
MEFAs 2004 Winner - Best Mystery
Werecat - Death, I Call Thee
General Audience
Last Updated: 28 Oct 04
Deathfic, focusing on some of the final thoughts of five different individuals at Pelennor Fields, each one of different race and/or alignments. Some are good, some are bad and some are, well, already dead.
Inspired from the Pelennor Fields battle scene from the RotK film.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 25 Jan 04
Entry Date: 12 Mar 05
Entry Date: 19 Oct 04

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Challenge Info

Open Date: December 27, 2003

Closed: March 31, 2005

Challenge Topic: Movie

Entries: 20

Originator: Marta

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