gwen by infinitesunrise

Correction to Lórien post

I made a mistake in the challenge post I put up earlier today, thinking the comm hadn't done that theme before, when in fact there was a Lórien gap-filler challenge back in 2004. I've edited the post to add in the links to the old recommendations so we'll know to rec something new this time. They could be helpful if you're looking for something to read too - some nice classics linked there and the links are still good. :)
gwen by infinitesunrise

New challenge: Set in Lórien

Lothlorien illustration by Greg and Tim Hildebrandt


Here's a challenge we've never done before! Here's a challenge we haven't done since 2004! Please rec a fic good Lord of the Rings fic (or several) set in the forest of Lothlórien and which was not recommended in the previous Lórien challenge. This might be from the Fellowship's time there after Moria but could also take place at any other time in the history of Middle-earth – any genre, pairing, rating, etc. If you'd like to talk about a longer fic that has some significant scenes set in Lórien, that's good too, just be sure to mention it in the rec.

Under the cut are links to the recs from the previous Lórien challenge from September of 2004. Amazingly, all the story links are still good.

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This challenge will run through the end of July and you can rec as many fics as you like, just please start a new comment thread for each one. Once you've recced a fic by another author you can rec one of your own if you'd like.

I had not known before today that the name Lothlórien means Dreamflower, so I would like to make a shoutout to our own dreamflower02 who's helped out by contributing so many recs here over the years. Thanks to all of you, old faithful and newbies, for sharing your recs with the rest of us. Hope you enjoy this round.
Fic Recs Red Book - Results

REC CHALLENGE – BONDAGE (ADULT!)

Our latest challenge in the Lord of the Rings Fan Fiction Recommendations Live Journal Community, otherwise known as lotr_fic_recs, is complete. The challenge was to recommend a good story which depicts "bondage" and was not recommended in the original challenges.

Feel free to add more of your fav bondage stories until the next challenge goes up later on today!

The results for the challenge are found here.

Thanks for your hard work!
Fic Recs Bilbo Desk

REMINDER – BONDAGE (ADULT!)

Again, an excuse to use this pic....


I am BEHIND! I must rec something but RL keeps knocking me on my rear. You must rec something too! The challenge ends in a few days!

Please come on over to lotr_fic_recs and recommend a good story which depicts "bondage" and was not recommended in the original challenges. Recommend as many as you like, as often as you like AND remember, you can recommend one of your own fics now as long as you recommend something by another author first.

The challenge entry is over here.

Please advertise the challenge in your own journal or in any communities where individuals might be interested.

Thanks!
Fic Recs Bilbo Desk

REMINDER – BONDAGE (ADULT!)

Oooh. I got permission from abby_normal to use one of the most evocative “bondage” pics I have ever seen for this challenge. It is “Freedom”, her own manip from her very hot story Sonata Form.



I know I have at least one story to rec in this one *winks*. I know you have some too!

Please come on over to lotr_fic_recs and recommend a good story which depicts "bondage" and was not recommended in the original challenges. Recommend as many as you like, as often as you like AND remember, you can recommend one of your own fics now as long as you recommend something by another author first.

The challenge entry is over here.

Please advertise the challenge in your own journal or in any communities where individuals might be interested.

Thanks!
Fic Recs LotRecs - Challenge

REC CHALLENGE – BONDAGE (ADULT!!)

Sorry to be a few days late with this one. Just got back into town from a very extended, unexpected stay in Florida. My apologies.

Bondage


(Thanks to abby_normal for letting us borrow this cropped piece of the lovely drawing Finer Qualities of Some Things by wyna_hiros done for her story "Be Careful What You Wish For".)

Recommend a good story which depicts "bondage" (per the definition below) and was not recommended in the original challenge (see list behind the cut below). Any genre, any rating. This includes FP and RP.

Definition: (Adapted from Wikipedia) Bondage involves people (or hobbits or dwarves or elves) being tied up or otherwise restrained for pleasure. The restraints can be almost anything -- rope, silk ribbon, handcuffs, clothing, and, rarely, what practitioners call "verbal restraint" -- a partner telling you to remain in a particular position or risk punishment of some kind if you move. IMPORTANT NOTE: Bondage in this sense is NEVER non-consensual (the fantasy acted out may be about non-consensual situations, but the reality never is).

Post your recommendation as a comment on THIS entry please. Oh yes, and it doesn't matter if the fic is now unavailable online -- tell us about it anyway. Perhaps someone may know where it is hiding these days!

And remember, you can now recommend one of your own fics, but only after recommending someone else's. (Please put "SELF REC" in the subject line for clarity.)

Links to all previous responses to this challenge are below the cut. They are links to the recommendation, with the name of the story recommended and the name of the individual recommending it as the link, and any information about corrections to the URL included.

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Please copy and paste the items below into your comment to make sure you include everything that readers may need to find the fic, if it is still available:



All the components of a rec are explained here. The community process and the rules are here.

Join in the (kinky) fun!
gwen by infinitesunrise

Last Call for Sean A. Recs

You guys, I'm really sorry I forgot to do a reminder post earlier, but since we're coming to the end of the month we're also coming to the end of the Sean Astin challenge. Thanks to mews1945, Anne, telstar_gold, and msilverstar for your recs! Feel free to continue to post recs of fics with a memorable portrayal of Sean Astin here or check out other people's recs.

elanorgardener or I will be posting a new challenge tomorrow. Thanks for your help, everyone.
gwen by infinitesunrise

New challenge: PORTRAYAL OF SEAN ASTIN

Here's a rec challenge for Lotrips fans: this month we're asking you to recommend good fanfics featuring Sean Astin. We've done this challenge just once, three years ago, and only got four recs, so there should be a lot of room for you to rec new fics, especially since I know a lot of people are continuing to write Sean/Elijah these days. You might also want to check out the Sean/Elijah tag.

Here are links to the recs from last time, so we can avoid repeats.
If you would, copy and paste the items below into your comment so we get as much information about the fic as possible, and please post a separate comment for each rec, since that makes them easier to link to later.

<b>Title of fic:</b>
<b>Author name:</b>
<b>URL link to story:</b>
<b>Warning(s):</b>
<b>Rating:</b>
<b>Pairing/Main characters:</b>
<b>Complete or WIP:</b>
<b>Reason:</b>

Once you've recced a fic by another author you're also welcome to link to one of your own fics (a "self-rec" note in the subject line is nice). We have more rules and explanations here and here.

Thanks in advance, everyone, and have fun.