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[livejournal.com profile] baranduin has given us permssion to post our stories and artwork from For Lorie a couple of hours early (Greenwich Mean Time), so I have uploaded my story and Daffodil Bolger's artwork to my website and linked to it below (with a little snip of Daffodil's lovely pic).

Title: Unlikely Places
Pairing: None
Rating: G
Summary: Faramir introduces Frodo to an unlikely king.
Notes: Many thanks and snogs to my fabulous betas, [livejournal.com profile] merrybesq and [livejournal.com profile] abby_normal (aka Daffodil Bolger). And, of course, as always, to [livejournal.com profile] willow_wode who set me on the path...

I am also posting a link to this post and this community in my own LJ and encouraged folks to come here and enjoy all the other great stories and artwork that the authors and artists in For Lorie are going to post here. *nudge nudge* So do be sure to post your stories and artwork or links to them here.

Thanks again to the Three Hobbit Stooges for the honor of being involved and to Lorie for the inspiration!

Date: 2008-02-01 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baranduin.livejournal.com

I'll go change the default posting to public so people can see the posts :-)

Date: 2008-02-01 07:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baranduin.livejournal.com
S'okay. I've changed the default setting. Thanks for the reminder!

I hope everyone will post here so we have the entire collection ... be a good way to drum up additional readers for these great stories.

Date: 2008-02-01 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baranduin.livejournal.com
Great idea! Will do.

Date: 2008-02-01 09:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mews1945.livejournal.com
Stories featuring Frodo and Faramir are some of my favorites. The two seem to have so much in common, and you've caught that feeling very well in this story. I could almost feel the heat where Frodo was sitting, and smell the dust and flowers and hear all the noise of rebuilding going on. And the sense of peace and quiet and coolness once Faramir had taken Frodo into the tomb was just as palpable. Their conversation was so quiet and healing too, for both of them. A lovely fic, Elanor.

Date: 2008-02-02 12:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] addie71.livejournal.com
This is such a warm and gentle story. It was a pleasure to read it again.

And Daffodil Bolger's lovely illustration is perfect.

Date: 2008-02-02 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mariole.livejournal.com
Thank you for posting your gorgeous fic and the beautiful pic. You've inspired me once again. Cheers. :)

Date: 2008-02-02 09:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] claudia603.livejournal.com
Gosh, I remember when I was reading through this while we were proofreading and I just sank right into this story with such pleasure. I ADORE fics with Frodo and Faramir just after quest...I always think to when Faramir promised that they should get a chance to talk if they both survived it all...but then Tolkien never wrote it! SO we can. And yours had such depth and heart. Thanks for posting and for participating in the book!

Date: 2008-02-06 01:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirebound.livejournal.com
"Tarondor's mentor told him that -- sometimes -- where you are meant to be is precisely where you are and what is expected of you is precisely what you can do -- no more, no less."

I truly adore that. What a wonderful story.

Date: 2008-02-07 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lilybaggins.livejournal.com
What a lovely story! I so enjoyed the interaction between Frodo and Faramir and the relaxed, peaceful tone of the entire fic. And I absolutely ate up Faramir carrying tired, reluctant Frodo into the tomb. Very nice!

Date: 2008-02-08 08:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elycia.livejournal.com
This is a lovely tale in every way. I like your characterizations very much, especially the telling details like Faramir's recollection of his father's criticism of his gait. And the story of the young king is certainly new to me, so that was delightful as well. Thanks for a very enjoyable read!
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