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LACE Challenge

Challenge Details

LACE (Laws and coustoms of the Eldar) is greatly debated amoung the Elf-writers on the list. Is it cannon? Is it all true? Is it a lie told by a Man as a lesson to other Men? Is it a joke told by a Noldor to confuse Men and Moriquendi?

Write a story on these questions, or using one of the many interesting tidbits found in this essay.

For more information on LACE: an annotated version at JunoMagic's LiveJournal.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Crowdaughter - The Truth About The LACE
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 27 Nov 06
What really happened on the day when AElfwine learned about the Laws and Customs of the Eldar... Cartoon. Warnings: nudity!
Gandalfs apprentice - The Blue Book of Bilbo Baggins, or, Tales of the Forbidden Silmarillion
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 02 Jan 08
As readers know from Tyellas's Lost in the Translation, Bilbo made another book--one with a blue cover. This story tells of its fate and, even better, has extracts from the know you want to read it. Illustrated by Greywing

MEFA 2007, Second Place, Alternative Universe

Thanks to Tyellas for allowing me to borrow the idea of the Blue Book from her superb story and to oshun for her thoughtful criticism and for being a good friend. Special thanks to Maeve Riannon and to greywing for their unique contributions, and to all the writers at the Garden of Ithilien.
isilelensar - Not In This World
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 09 Mar 06
In Valinor, one of the world's greatest pairs have been divorced, leaving one half of the pair alone and unhappy. Hurt, he figures he'll spend the rest of eternity alone. In modern-day America, one young woman is content with her life as it is, yet still searches for a place to call home, and perhaps someone to share it with her forever. With the help of 3 somewhat meddlesome Valar, can these two find love again... with each other? (sigh... I tried to make a good summary...)
Jael - The Rose In The Fisted Glove
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 26 Feb 07
"As the barren years passed, he wondered if perhaps the Valar were punishing him for his sins, for in his heart, he felt his sins were many."

A story of the Dagorlad; its eve and its aftermath through the eyes of Prince Thranduil of the Greenwood and his esquire. Slash, rated hard R to NC-17.
oshun - Gentlemen's Night Out
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 05 Oct 08
Nothing graphic in this humorous tale, but the entire story is a discussion of sexual mores with references to past sexual experiences both het and slash.
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Written in response to the LACE and the Culture and Sexuality challenges.
Tyellas - Laws and Customs
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 21 May 06
A slash vignette related to the plotline of an earlier fanfiction story of mine, One Ring to Bind Them; Aranwë reads something Pengolod has written, and Pengolod has some explaining to do. Originally written to honor the birthday request of another fanfiction author, the talented Finch, and posted here for the LACE story challenge.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 24 Mar 06
Lady Aranel
Entry Date: 20 May 06
Entry Date: 03 Mar 07
Entry Date: 08 May 06

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Challenge Info

Open Date: March 17, 2006

Closed: March 17, 2007

Challenge Topic: JRRT Canon

Entries: 10

Originator: Marta

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