On Our Minds
Birthday folks: Is your birthday in August and you would be delighted by a little story gift from your fellow HASA members? Then state your request here in this thread. To collect your birthday cards in one place, you can create a birthday workshop story.
Authors: Let yourselves get inspired by the suggestions - a chance to be creative and to make a fellow HASA member happy at the same time! Just like the recipients, you can collect the stories you've written in a birthday workshop story.
And don't forget to add your birthday cards to the 2014 Birthday Cards Challenge.
Here's a short recap on how to do that:
- Add each birthday present as a chapter in your story, using the story name (and the birthday recipient if there is room) as the story chapter. If you can't fit the person's name into the chapter title, just include it as the first opening line in the chapter.
- Be sure you give each chapter a number and set the status to public so everyone can read it!
- Since most birthday card stories are pretty short, you might include the birthday recipient's wish for what kind of story she wanted. Paste it from the forum.
- In your story summary, you can list out who you've written stories for if you like.
- It's up to you on the order you want to give your chapters - Alphabetical by recipient, order by month chronologically, newest first, etc.
In case you need help or have a comment, question or suggestion, please post it here or send me an e-mail - I'll do my best to help.
Long ago, when the world was young About ten, fifteen years ago I read a fic about the Queens of Gondor, and I find myself wanting to re-read it. However, I can't find it anywhere online can anyone out there help me out? I offer fic as payment?
And, to answer your question, Vinyarion is the birth name of Hyarmendacil II, like Vinitharya is the birth name of Eldacar, and Minalcar is the birth name of Rómendacil II. Eldacar's birth name (Vinitharya) is from the language of the Northmen, like his mother Vidumavi, but after the ugliness of the Kin-strife, I'm really pretty sure Hyarmendacil's birth name had to be a plain-vanilla Gondorian name.
And I think the Kin-strife would be a fascinating era to write fanfic for!
On to Minardil....
I'm on hold on the phone right now, so can't answer your question at the moment, BUT....
If you can hold on a few hours, I will try to post the family tree in the Kings of Gondor entry this evening. That would probably cover most of your questions at a glance (birth names like Vinyarion are included). (I'll put the Kings entry on the front page.)
And yes, I am working on what's-his-name's entry....
Oops, gotta go....
...and along the same lines, King Hyarmendacil II- what was going on there? Aldamir and Minardil were the sons of Eldacar, but where does Vinyarion spring from?
(And why do I always pick the most complicated eras to fanfic in?)