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August 2016 Newsletter
by russandol (nelyo_russandol)
at August 4th, 2016 (09:17 pm)

The August edition of the SWG newsletter has been posted on our website!

We have lots of news to report this month, including a last call to participate in a SWG user survey to help us focus on the right improvements for our SWG community, a wrap up of the Femslash Bingo project, a report on the presentations by heartofoshun and dawn_felagund at the NY Tolkien Conference, and our yearly visit to Númenor for Akallabêth in August. We also welcome three new members to our site.
This month’s character biography is Radagast, by heartofoshun. Radagast the Brown, 'Lover of Birds', is one of the Istari (Wizards) who were sent from Aman to assist the peoples of Middle-earth in their struggle against Sauron. If you watched The Hobbit movies, you either hated or loved him, bird droppings in his hair, bunny sledge, and all. In this article Oshun explores the Radagast described by Tolkien, as well as the quest he may have been sent to Middle-earth to perform.

If you're looking for something to read, you are in for a treat this month. As well as the usual selection of works completed or updated during July, this newsletter lists all Akallab
êth in August works completed during the last 12 months, as well as links to all Femslash Bingo works whose authors opted to be included in our newsletter. Around the World and Web is crammed with featured articles and publications about all aspects of the Tolkien legendarium and fandom, from the Lay of Aotrou and Itroun to further details about the NY Tolkien Conference.

Finally, if you're looking for inspiration, this month we continue with the “Around the Fire” Challenge (and tempt you with the list of requests
already submitted), invite you to visit "Akallabêth in August", and give you a quote by Erin Morgenstern.

Many thanks to our contributors this month: Oshun, Rhapsody, Angelica, Elleth, and Dawn. We all hope you enjoy our supersized August newsletter!

dawn_felagund [userpic]
Around the Fire Challenge: Prompts and Banners
by dawn_felagund (dawn_felagund)
at August 2nd, 2016 (04:52 pm)
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SWG Around the Fire Challenge



Just a friendly reminder that our quarterly challenge is something a little different: During the Around the Fire challenge, we tell stories to each other, whether at a campfire or gathered around the fireplace in the winter. This is an informal story request challenge, not a ficswap, so you are welcome to both request and write stories, but we cannot guarantee that all requests will be filled. Visit this post to make a request and read the full challenge guidelines. Click on the cut below to view all the requests that have been made so far.

Once you fill a request, simply comment to the person who posted the prompt with a link so that they can read what you wrote!

If you're participating in this challenge, I've put together some banners (below the second cut) that you're free to use: Either upload them to your own photo storage space or copy/paste the HTML below the image you want.

Around the Fire Challenge RequestsCollapse )

Around the Fire Challenge Participant BannersCollapse )

Elleth [userpic]
Tolkien Femslash Week Bingo 2016 - It's a Wrap!
by Elleth (ladyelleth)
at July 26th, 2016 (01:25 am)

Tolkien Femslash Week has concluded, and the following cards have achieved BINGO:

Art: B9: Abstract Style, I15: Restricted Palette, G31: Lineless Art, O37: Hand Study

Book Titles: B5: Her Name in the Sky, I15: Sing You Home, N22: Fall on Your Knees, G32: The Dark Wife, O44: Waiting in the Wings

Pairings: B9: Elf/Hobbit, I16: Textual Ghosts, G31: Human/Ainu, O37: Dwarf/Hobbit

Rare Characters: B5: Tatië, I17: Finduilas of Dol Amroth, N22: Smeagol's Grandmother, G33: Aerin, O43: Eilinel

Rec and Review: B9: Is by your favourite author, I17: Is hosted outside the SWG, G31: Is by an author you haven't read before, O41: Features your OTP

Third Age Locations: B9: Dorwinion, I17: Ered Luin, G32: Lothlórien, O37: The Lonely Mountain

If you have achieved Bingo with any or all of these cards, please either comment here or email us at moderator@silmarillionwritersguild.org to claim your win. Congratulations!

And of course you are welcome to keep creating for any prompts that catch your inspiration. If your fanworks are posted to any of the usual places before Saturday, July 30 and you have opted into the newsletter feature, they will still be included there.


(Finally, I’d like to thank the Academy SWG and my intrepid co-mods, bingo-planners, card-makers, site coders, troubleshooters, number-drawers, and anyone who had a hand in making this game such a success - that includes anyone who played. Thank you!)

Elleth [userpic]
Tolkien Femslash Week Bingo 2016 - July 24, 2016
by Elleth (ladyelleth)
at July 24th, 2016 (12:31 am)


The final four (!) numbers for today, July 24 are: B9, B5, G32 and G33
Yesterday's numbers were: I16 and B7

Find the TFW Bingo page here


You're welcome to post links to your fills, evidence for stamp claims, ask for help, brag, chat or brainstorm here. If you have concerns you'd rather keep private, email us at moderator@silmarillionwritersguild.org, or send an ask to The SWG tumblr or Silmladylove.

Happy creating, and thank you for participating! The final set of cards that have achieved bingo will be posted tomorrow for you to check. Thank you for an awesome game and a treasure of femslash fanworks!

Elleth [userpic]
Tolkien Femslash Week Bingo 2016: A Plethora of Bingos!
by Elleth (ladyelleth)
at July 23rd, 2016 (10:23 pm)

Several more cards have achieved Bingo! And more are coming tonight, so if you haven't won yet, there's still a chance that you will.

The Graphics card has achieved BINGO - twice! - with the prompts:

B8: from the LotR Movies
I15: from the Silmarillion
G31: from other sources
O37: from the Hobbit movies

and B8: from the LotR Movies
I17: Negative Space
N27: Pastel Colours
G36: 540x255px x3
O43: A Tolkien Quote

See the card here.

The Clichés, Fluff and TLC card has achieved BINGO with the prompts:
B7: Candlelight
I12: Flowers
G33: Betrothals
O42: Insomnia

See the card here.

The NSFW and Kink card has achieved BINGO with the prompts:
B8: Lingerie
I16: Loyalty Kink
G31: Vanilla
O37: Oral Sex

See the card here.

If you have achieved Bingo with any or all of these cards, please either comment here or email us at moderator@silmarillionwritersguild.org to claim your win. Congratulations!

Elleth [userpic]
Tolkien Femslash Week Bingo 2016 - July 23, 2016
by Elleth (ladyelleth)
at July 23rd, 2016 (12:18 am)


The numbers for today, July 22 are: I16 and B7
Yesterday's numbers were: B8 and N21

Find the TFW Bingo page here


You're welcome to post links to your fills, evidence for stamp claims, ask for help, brag, chat or brainstorm here. If you have concerns you'd rather keep private, email us at moderator@silmarillionwritersguild.org, or send an ask to The SWG tumblr or Silmladylove.

Elleth [userpic]
Tolkien Femslash Week Bingo 2016 - July 22, 2016
by Elleth (ladyelleth)
at July 22nd, 2016 (12:16 am)


The numbers for today, July 22 are: B8 and N21
Yesterday's numbers were: N27 and O44

We've got our first BINGO of the game!

The Lyrics and Poetry card has achieved BINGO with the prompts:

O37: Bring wings to the weak and bring grace to the strong / May all evil stumble as it flies in the world - Janelle Monáe
O41: I sing for love, I sing for me, I’ll shout it out like a bird set free - Sia
O42: You were the first person on Earth - Tracy Chapman
O43: Let me find you and the song (forever) between us - Eloise Klein Healy
O44: And I said Venice and you heard Vegas / But now I say either way, let’s go - Ani DiFranco

See the card here.

If you have achieved Bingo with this card, please either comment here or email us at moderator@silmarillionwritersguild.org to claim your win. Congratulations!

Find the TFW Bingo page here



You're welcome to post links to your fills, evidence for stamp claims, ask for help, brag, chat or brainstorm here. If you have concerns you'd rather keep private, email us at moderator@silmarillionwritersguild.org, or send an ask to The SWG tumblr or Silmladylove.

Elleth [userpic]
Tolkien Femslash Week Bingo 2016 - July 21, 2016
by Elleth (ladyelleth)
at July 21st, 2016 (12:16 am)


The numbers for today, July 20 are: N27 and O44
Yesterday's numbers were: I11 and G36

Find the TFW Bingo page here


You're welcome to post links to your fills, evidence for stamp claims, ask for help, brag, chat or brainstorm here. If you have concerns you'd rather keep private, email us at moderator@silmarillionwritersguild.org, or send an ask to The SWG tumblr or Silmladylove.

Elleth [userpic]
Tolkien Femslash Week Bingo 2016 - July 20, 2016
by Elleth (ladyelleth)
at July 20th, 2016 (12:08 am)


The numbers for today, July 20 are: I11 and G36
Yesterday's numbers were: I17 and O42

Find the TFW Bingo page here


You're welcome to post links to your fills, evidence for stamp claims, ask for help, brag, chat or brainstorm here. If you have concerns you'd rather keep private, email us at moderator@silmarillionwritersguild.org, or send an ask to The SWG tumblr or Silmladylove.

Elleth [userpic]
Tolkien Femslash Week Bingo 2016 - July 19, 2016
by Elleth (ladyelleth)
at July 19th, 2016 (12:32 am)


The numbers for today, July 19 are: I17 and O42
Yesterday's numbers were: G31 and I15

Find the TFW Bingo page here


You're welcome to post links to your fills, evidence for stamp claims, ask for help, brag, chat or brainstorm here. If you have concerns you'd rather keep private, email us at moderator@silmarillionwritersguild.org, or send an ask to The SWG tumblr or Silmladylove.

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