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First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

Hi All!

I'm a newbie, but this is one subject that has captured my imagination lately and it looks like no one has dealt with this (at least, not recently). Marital spats always happen, even in the "perfect" couple, so what about Faramir and Eowyn? (or Arwen & Aragorn, or Rosie & Samwise, or Galadriel & Celeborn or...)

Specifically:
* What circumstances could possibly provoke a fight between these two? And we're not talking just a disagreement. Somebody sleeps on the couch over this one.
* Who's fault is it?
* What would the fight be over?

And last but not least...

*How do they make up?

Yes, I'm a serious "shipper." Any other out there wanna tackle this one? I'm dying of curiousity!

Eowyn77

 

 

Re: First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

Love this challenge---I am not a big responder to challenges, but I am an expert on marital spats! Love the concept and three of the named couples appealed to me as possible subject matter. I would definitely like to think it about it--yeah, you've hooked me on this one. Count me in. I'll pick my protagonists later.

Oshun

 

 

Re: First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

Have you checked out "Women's Work" by JediShampoo? It's about a F/E spat that you might find enjoyable?

I'm not volunteering for this challenge, btw - but I do look forward to the offerings! These could be some neat stories.

 

 

Re: First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

I'll go for it. Seems it's been hard to get five for a challenge these days at HASA--I hope this one flies! Long deadline, please.

Gandalfs apprentice 

 

 

Re: First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

(In Response to "Women's Work" by JediShampoo)

What an interesting read! Gondor seen through Tolkien's eyes is all that is high and chivalric and noble, and yet it's the human, fallible sides of the characters that are most intriguing. The idea of camp followers in Gondor is a shock, but after I thought about it, why not? Surely not EVERYONE in Gondor was honorable and noble, even if most were. That and the "chivalric age" was also an age of ribaldry, though that rarely figures into the tales of battles and kings. So yes, I did find it quite enjoyable. Thanks for the recommendation.

 

 

Re: First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

Welcome Eowyn!

You're right, this is an interesting challenge (although I am more inclined to be interested in a different couple--I've told you before Aragorn is my man!) I do hope you complete your story soon though. I look forward to reading it.

-kateydidnt

 

 

Re: First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

Have you been bitten by your own nuzgul, eowyn77? If so, this great idea has three pledges so far. I'm sure it will soon attract two more unsuspecting victims...  Anyone willing to take the plunge?

~Nienna (Challenges Assistant)

 

 

Re: First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

I wasn't sure about the rules in terms of 5 pledges and one's own work.  Yes, I've got a story in process on this one, although in true nuzgul style, what started as a 3-5 pager has grown to 16 pages and it's still not done yet!   

So yes, if it's allowed, I'll take up my own challenge with pleasure.

 

 

Re: First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

Well, you know I'm already writing on Faramir and Eowyn.  Why not give us a little variety and write Aragorn's and Arwen's first spat?  Please don't feel limited to Faramir and Eowyn.  That's the couple I'm personally most interested in, but there are plenty of "perfect" couples to play with.  What I'm after is how these super-human characters interact and react in that crucible of love.  I promise a good, long deadline. 

 

 

Re: First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

I promise to write about Aragorn and Arwen if this challenge gets off the ground.

Gandalfs apprentice 

 

 

Re: First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

What I'm after is how these super-human characters interact and react in that crucible of love.  I promise a good, long deadline.

I have no ideas at the moment, but if you do get this to be a regular challenge, I may throw in a placeholder for when inspiration strikes.

Gwynnyd 

 

 

Re: First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

So yes, if it's allowed, I'll take up my own challenge with pleasure.

It most certainly is.  The idea creator can count as one of the pledges. And good luck with your story. Nuzguls tend to get a little...wild as they grow, wouldn't you say?  

~Nienna

 

 

Re: First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

I count four: Oshun, Gandalfs Apprentice, Eowyn77, Gwynnyd.

Do we have a fifth?

RiverOtter

 

 

Re: First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

I thought Gywnnyd wasn't officially pledging. I could be wrong...

EDIT: I think I was thinking of a different challenge.

~Nienna

 

 

Re: First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

I thought Gywnnyd wasn't officially pledging.

Well, er, um, I wasn't.  However, what came out today was 900 words that count as a marital spat, I think, so do the challenge and mine is mostly done.

Gwynnyd 

 

 

Re: First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

Can I double duty a story? 

The mega-drabble I wrote for RiverOtter fits the challenge.  So, please could one more person chime in, so this can be official?

My story is here: City of Trees

Gwynnyd 

 

 

Re: First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

That sounds like a very interesting idea, eowyn.

Just think of the cultural differences in relationships like Éowyn&Faramir or Éomer&Lothíriel. This could begin with misunderstandings and end with disgust over special, cultural practises. Does Arwen have difficulties coping with her new mortality? Or is it just a tiny thing that could happen to everyone of us? Is not everyone married able to tell such a story?

I am so looking forward to read your stories

Oh no, I got bitten, twice! But then gain, there is so much do. Ah, whatever, I am in and that makes five.

~Vilwarin

 

 

Re: First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

What deadline - 6 months, 9 months?

Eowyn77 - since you set the challenge, please decide.

RiverOtter

 

 

Re: First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

I was thinking 9 months. It'll probably take me that long to get mine post-worthy. Have we really gotten enough people on-board for an honest-to-goodness challenge then? Sweet!

Eowyn77 (aka "Hillary" outside of ME)

 

 

Re: First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

Hey Hillary, yes, we are now five indeed, how exciting, isn't it?

I have written you how to proceed, did you get my message?

~Vilwarin

 

 

Re: First Marital Spat (especially Eowyn & Faramir)

The challenge Marital Spats is now set up. You find the Discussion here.

Deadline is April 30th 2007

~Vilwarin

 

 

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