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The Student Surpasses the Teacher

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Return of the Light

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Giving Gifts, Receiving Gifts

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Weird Tales

Crossroads

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Strange Encounter

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"When I Was Your Age...!

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

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Once Upon A Time

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Love

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Twenty-Four

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Friend or Foe

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The Sea, The Sea

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Me, Myself and I

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Maidens of Middle Earth

Crossing Borders

On Location

Home is Where the Heart is

A Glimpse of the Future

That's a First

Hobbits

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Unlikely Heroes

The O. C.

Lest we Forget

Proverbs

Choices

Friendship

If I could turn back Time

Wanderlust

First Sentence

Things to be Thankful for

White Lie

Winter Wonderland

Rituals and Festivities

Boo!

Happiness/Unhappiness

Family

Drabbles

What If ...?

One Title: Your Story

A Fairy Tale, Middle-Earth style

Games People Play

Friends in Small Places

Middle-earth is a place of many changes - different ages come and go; the Elves arrive and build cities, they live and love and fight, and then leave forever; great kings fall into darkness and new ones rise from the ashes; characters grow to become heroes. This month we will focus on the moments that mark an important change in a character's life. Our topic for September is Moments of Transition.

Many of Tolkien's characters have lives rich in transitions. The major changes in Aragorn's life are numerous - losing his father and moving to Rivendell, learning of his true identity, meeting Arwen, joining the rangers, serving in the west as Thorongil, becoming a King, fathering his first child. Each one of these events must have marked an end to an old life and the beginning of a new one. Same goes for Legolas - joining the Fellowship, befriending a dwarf, settling in Ithilien, sailing to Valinor have all been major turning points in his life. And surely you can think of many more! Perhaps the first time one of our heroes had to kill a man, or was injured, or lost someone he loved, or learned something new about himself, is a significant moment of transition as well.

As usual, Aragorn or Legolas have to be at least mentioned in your story, but you may choose to focus on any character you like. Certainly the Quest was a great moment of transition to all the members of the Fellowship. And what about Bilbo leaving the Shire for the first time? Or Gandalf's transition into a white wizard? You could also write about Faramir becoming a Steward to the new King, or about Eowyn's decision to put her days of shieldmaiden behind and to become a healer, or about Boromir's final moments when he regretted his weakness and accepted his king. Or you may explore the reasons behind a major decision that changed a character's future life and actions - what caused Saruman to forget old alliances and support the forces of darkness? What made Denethor lose his mind?

You do not need to focus on one single character. What about changes that affected all of Middle-earth? The Defeat of Sauron, the return of the King, the Elves leaving these shores behind are all major changes in the existing world. You are also welcome to write about the earlier ages as long as you manage to include Aragorn or Legolas in your story.

Same goes for artists - your artwork should depict a moment that marks a transition in a character's life or in the world as a whole. Unlike writers, you do not need to include Aragorn or Legolas in your picture.

And the winners are:

Allies and Friends by Erulisse (one L)
Bringing home Hope by TheDreamer
Change of Fortune by Linda Hoyland 3rd place
Come May by Ronya Rhubarb 2nd place
For Want of a Nail by Darkover
From Argwon to Ethel by Fiondil
From Cnihitlic to Sigeberht by Archeress of Silverbow
Of Golden Plates and Simple Meals by Rebecca Wilkin 2nd place
The Long Journey by Mirach 1st place

In pictures:

Ainulindale by hallosse 1st place
Arrival to Valinor by BethannNg

Happy reading!

Your Teitho-moderators,
nautika, StarLight, and Mirach



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