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Snapshot Challenge

Challenge Details

We have a *lot* of artistically talented folks on HA/HASA, and this challenge is intended to take advantage of that talent. This is a two-step challenge, requiring:

1. Artists. Artists volunteer a picture(s) that they've drawn/created. This could be something already done, or it could be something new; preferably it'd be labeled as to characters in it, but not (quite) an illustration of a specific scene in any of the books. The idea is to draw something beyond what the books say happened. So maybe you do the last supper of Feanor and Co. in Valinor, just as an example (note: need not be da Vinci imitation).

2. Writers. Could be the same people as the artists, but hopefully there'd be some expansion here. You pick a picture and write a story based on what you think is going on in the picture. In the final version of the story, you would include a hyperlink to the site where the picture was stored.

The type of artwork is flexible (any medium, so on so forth). With regard to content:

1. Incidents implied in canon, but Tolkien did not expand on them, such as the death of Finduilas, the giving of the Rings of Power, etc.

2. Incidents that had to have happened and do not even need Tolkien to mention them, such as Feanor and his family having dinner.

3. Incidents that *could* have happened in canon, and there's nothing refuting the possibility, such as Bilbo meeting Gildor at Woody End on one of his walks.

This challenge has a sub-deadline:

For artists, you have three months, until July 4, 2003, to submit a work/works for this challenge. Please post them in a file marked "Challenges: Snapshot entries" which will be put up on the HA list site.

Writers: you have until the official end date of this challenge to enter a story. Please identify which picture your story is based on at the top of the page.

Finally, all pictures will eventually be transferred to a publicly accessible site. When this occurs, writers will provide the URL at the top of their story.

This is a fairly complicated challenge in terms of rules. Please post any and all questions in "Challenges: Story Discussions" or e-mail Klose or Dwimordene.

Have fun!

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Erin's Daughter - Sára-lissë - Bittersweet
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 30 Oct 03
Aragorn and Arwen are married and all they have fought for is theirs - but great love often comes at a great price.Contains explicit het. The dance of Arwen and Legolas at Legolas's coming of age mentioned in this story is a tribute to Chathol-linn who encouraged me in my first forays at HASA. My thanks, mellon nín.
fileg - All These Wore Wings
General Audience
Last Updated: 17 Oct 03
Random images from the siege of Gondolin haunt a small boy in another white city. A snapshot, based on the painting "Brothers" by Starlight. -- fileg
HA Writers Group - Artwork for the Snapshots Challenge
General Audience
Last Updated: 09 Oct 03
Links to all the artwork submitted for the Snapshot Challenge, whether it had a story entry linked to it or not.
Nerdanel - He Doesn't See Me
General Audience
Last Updated: 11 Dec 03
Eomer’s thoughts when he sees Eowyn fallen on the Pelennor fields. For the snapshot challenge. Based on “The Fall of Éowyn” by elizabeth wyeth. This is my first LotR fan-fic ever, so please give me some feedback!
paranoidangel - Estel's Ears
General Audience
Last Updated: 03 Jan 06
Estel tries to find out what it means to be a man. Written for the snapshot challenge. The picture that inspired this one can be found at Estel's Ears.
shunt - Boromir's Journal - Tharbad to Imladris, day 1
General Audience
Last Updated: 20 Sep 03
Shunt's vignettural entry for the Snapshot challenge, inspired by his own illustration "Ride":

Oh no! Following Boromir's ill-fated fording of the Greyflood at the ruins of old Tharbad, he is set upon by... well... that would be telling.

This could be an entry in a limited series that might be called (as a tribute to both John Prine and Little Jack Melody) "Boromir - the Lost Months"
shunt - Upstairs, Downstairs, in my Lady's chamber.
General Audience
Last Updated: 04 Aug 03
Coffee Talk on a balcony in Rivendel - A vignette for both the "Anything But Ordinary" & "Snapshot" challenges.
Advisories - language, satire, innuendo so broad even Nessime caught it.
WARNING - This tale snuggles comfortable within Canon only if you have not read Volume 11 of Histories of Middle Earth.
Starlight - Through the Mist
General Audience
Last Updated: 24 Jul 03
Entry for the Snapshot Challenge Picture "Meeting Elves."
Zimraphel - Steadfast
General Audience
Last Updated: 31 Oct 03
Cast up onto the shores of Vinyamar after his ill-fated voyage to the West, Voronwe reflects on what went wrong. Written for the Snapshot Challenge.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 04 Oct 03
Entry Date: 05 Sep 03

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Challenge Info

Open Date: April 03, 2003

Closed: October 04, 2003

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Entries: 12

Originator: Dwimordene

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