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Bookverse Improbabilities

Challenge Details

For the movieverse challenge, we took scenes from Peter Jackson's trilogy of movies that bothered us for some reason (characterization, plot continuity, etc.) and tried to make sense of them. But let's face it - even book-canon is extremely complex and has its inconsistencies (or at least improbabilities):

  • At Helm's Deep Gimli says his axe has hewn naught but wood since Moria. So what exactly happened at Amon Hen?

  • How is it that Aragorn came to be carrying around the Shards of Narsil when he met Frodo in Bree? Was this normal for him, and if not, how did he find the time to pick them up at that time?

  • In the pyre scene Denethor clearly has the palantír with him. How did he manage to get it from the White Tower to the Rath Dínen without anyone noticing?

And think of how the inconsistencies between the various drafts in the Silm, HoMe, and UT. There's lots of room to play there as well.

If you haven't read it already, you might check out Gwynnyd's Not Without Hope. This piece deals with how Gilraen came to Rivendell and is a good example of the type of piece that addresses an improbability in book-canon.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Gandalfs apprentice - Gandalf’s No Good, Rotten, Really Bad Day
General Audience
Last Updated: 13 Oct 07
A few things go wrong at the Prancing Pony, and Manwe wants Gandalf to explain how it all happened. Humor/AU. 2006 MEFAwards WINNER--FIRST PLACE--BEST PARODY

WINNER--SECOND PLACE--BEST UNDYING LANDS "MY PRECIOUS" AWARDS 2007
Gwynnyd - Not Without Hope
General Audience
Last Updated: 01 Nov 05
Hiding a vulnerable princeling from enemy eyes and concealing his identity until he's grown are certainly the stuff of legends. But even if the legend is true, it probably does not tell the whole story. Would Gilraen have preferred to raise Aragorn as his father's son and not hidden his identity? Would Elrond expect Aragorn's mother to come with him to Rivendell, or would he believe it easier to hide the boy from Sauron's eye if she lived elsewhere? That they ended up together in Rivendell, and that Aragorn's identity was successfully concealed, is fact. But how? 2005 MEFA Awards 1st Place (Gap-Filler - Drama)

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Created: January 07, 2005

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Originator: Marta

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