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That's brilliant Fantari. :mrgreen:

[b:2g3938ye]GB[/b:2g3938ye]
Hobbits in the First Age - I knew it! :ugeek:
Ha Fantari- if it had been him I would still be there now, happily punching him for his performance as Frodo.
An Invitation to All

I have posted the first three chapters of my version of The Tale of Beren and Luthien Tinuviel under "Notes," on my Facebook account. Please feel free to review it and email me any comments, criticisms or ideas. Anybody want a cameo appearance? The first three chapters seem a little slow, but it's building Beren and Luthien's relationship with each other, and provide the basis for what Luthien does. It's also a contrast to what happens afterward; Sauron and Morgoth are no picnic. Just Google Cynthia Norris-Brooks, and it should come up. It's set to public.
[quote="Sibyl69":3qqbrlch]An Invitation to All

I have posted the first three chapters of my version of The Tale of Beren and Luthien Tinuviel under "Notes," on my Facebook account. Please feel free to review it and email me any comments, criticisms or ideas. Anybody want a cameo appearance? The first three chapters seem a little slow, but it's building Beren and Luthien's relationship with each other, and provide the basis for what Luthien does. It's also a contrast to what happens afterward; Sauron and Morgoth are no picnic. Just Google Cynthia Norris-Brooks, and it should come up. It's set to public.[/quote:3qqbrlch]

I'm trying to decide whether or not to release the wrath of the Ban Hammer or not. :|

I suppose it's Tolkien related, so.

However, the account seems locked to me. :roll:
It's locked for me too. :roll:

In any event, even if it's Tolkien related, it sounds like fan fiction. :?
[quote="Eldorion":2qju5ks0]It's locked for me too. :roll:

In any event, even if it's Tolkien related, it sounds like fan fiction. :?[/quote:2qju5ks0]

Sort of, but so is Paul Erickson's... and his is absolutely delightful. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
Oooo in all my time on this forum I've never seen the Ban Hammer wielded- is their ring side seats? Durin and his Hammer of Ultimate Banning!
[quote="pettytyrant101":ayi1uik9]Oooo in all my time on this forum I've never seen the Ban Hammer wielded- is their ring side seats? Durin and his Hammer of Ultimate Banning![/quote:ayi1uik9]

It's happened before, though perhaps you just haven't known it. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />

The spammers strike with their... well... spam, and then in an epic sequence of events, we hit the "delete" button on their post, and then un-hilt our mighty and Ultimate [b:ayi1uik9]Ban Hammer[/b:ayi1uik9].

Once the [b:ayi1uik9]Ban Hammer[/b:ayi1uik9] is equipped, we bring out our[b:ayi1uik9] Inspection-For-Ban-Magnifying-Glasses[/b:ayi1uik9], looking over the person's account to see if they have perhaps posted anything of value in the past, maybe only giving them a warning if so. If not, we swing back the [b:ayi1uik9]Ban Hammer[/b:ayi1uik9] of [b:ayi1uik9]EPIC[/b:ayi1uik9] proportions, delivering an ultimate and final blow upon the victim, banishing them from the Realm forever.

[b:ayi1uik9][u:ayi1uik9]Fatality.[/u:ayi1uik9] [/b:ayi1uik9]

:roll:
Nice. 8-)
Well, Fan Fiction isn't objectionable in itself, unless Ady decides it is. So for now, I can't see any reason to pull out the Ban Hammer.

[b:2yc5g5r9]GB[/b:2yc5g5r9]
[quote="Durin":cgaer53v]Sort of, but so is Paul Erickson's... and his is absolutely delightful. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />[/quote:cgaer53v]

True, that. :mrgreen:
Is a Parody deemed to be Fan Fiction? If so, you can't make money of it, can you?
No, Parody is Fair Use, and you are allowed to make money off it. So finish the Hobwit already. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />

[b:1ju8q0ig]GB[/b:1ju8q0ig]
Well, parody could be argued to be a [i:1s505zrn]form[/i:1s505zrn] of fanfiction, but as GB points out it's legal status is different from what one normally thinks of as fanfiction (i.e., more or less serious stories set in the word of a book/movie/TV show/etc.).
Well, i'm glad this has gotten some attention again, because I can feel a writing storm coming...
Go for it girl! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
When I was in college, my final scriptwriting project was writing a full movie script for "Beren and Luthien". I have tried to sell it to various movie makers but no one has officially "bought" it yet. In one of my rejection letters, the movie producer wrote that while my script was very good, he didn't think the story would attract a big enough audience. Why? No hobbits. No Gandalf. No One Ring. Movie producers just don't get how awesome such a film would be.
Nice, I'm impressed! Do you still have it? Not asking you to show us all of it, but would be cool to see a little bit of it <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
That sounds amazing!!!!!! Looks like you've beat me to it :lol: :lol: :lol: And if I were you, I'd wait until after the Hobbit comes out and there's a big hype for LOTR again. And if my worst fears are correct, there'll be a romance in the Hobbit, so people will want more. Or if you're me, LESS!
Could be a brilliant movie this... <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
[img:3p10wm0o]http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/8900000/Emma-Watson-emma-watson-8949088-1920-1200.jpg[/img:3p10wm0o] [size=150:3p10wm0o]Please cast Emma Watson as Luthien if you ever get a chance to film your script AnaiBendai.[/size:3p10wm0o] :oops: :oops: :oops: [b:3p10wm0o]GB[/b:3p10wm0o]
First you suggest Kate Beckinsale for Itaril, now you suggest Emma Watson for Luthien.. you've got taste <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
[quote="Ringdrotten":1f5nupph]First you suggest Kate Beckinsale for Itaril, now you suggest Emma Watson for Luthien.. you've got taste <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />[/quote:1f5nupph] I have very high standards that I could never hope to match with my Hobbitish build. :mrgreen: [b:1f5nupph]GB[/b:1f5nupph]
Yep... couyld dop it for me... (((GB< if only I was but twenty (or so) years younger... alas... <img src='/images/smileys/sad.gif' border='0' alt='Sad Smilie' /> Even Primmy and Bella - just a friend! :x - would understand... after all, I'm only Mortal! <img src='/images/smileys/sad.gif' border='0' alt='Sad Smilie' /> )))
I agree GB, (and Odo, please!Enough with all of this disrespectability!) Emma Watson would be my first choice, too. And Collin Ferrell for Beren <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />
[quote="Tinuviel":22pxgnk2]I agree GB, (and Odo, please!Enough with all of this disrespectability!) Emma Watson would be my first choice, too. And Collin Ferrell for Beren <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />[/quote:22pxgnk2] Excellent Choice Tinuviel! :mrgreen: AnaiBendai has a completed script, and we've cast the two main leads. Emma has Tinuviel's perfect nose <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> , and Colin Ferrell has those smoldering eyes. I'm thinking Patrick Stewart for Luthien's father, Elu Thingol. Stewart may not be right for Smaug, but he's perfect for an iron-willed Elf-King. 8-) [b:22pxgnk2]GB[/b:22pxgnk2]
A tricky, and underappreciated, role to cast will be that of Gorlim. A smallish part overall but so much hinges on the right amounts of sympathy being generated in the viewer for this 'traitor'. It would be a shame if he was reduced to a simple Judas character.

I've been thinking of this a lot of times, and a trilogy covering all the important stories of the Silmarillion seems to be perfeclty possible, but unlikely.

In the second film, we can have the story of Beren and Luthien. A film focused specially in men (Húrin and Beren, basically), after the first one, focused in elves, and concretely the Noldor.
It can be started with the third great war (the Glourius one) as introduction, a war for Melkor to measure Noldor forces. Splendor of the kings of the elves (Gondolin, Nargothrond are built after Ulmo's orders in dreams, and Doriath is protected by her Girdle). Finrod get on well with Barahir's house, the elf talks to Galadriel in Nargothrond, with Thingol in Doriath... Prosperity. Everything very cool until now.
But Morgoth attacks in the Sudden Flame Battle. Dorhonion falls, elves kingdoms of the north are defeated and all of them have to retreat, Finrod is rescued by Barahir (we can include Beren in the rescue), Curufin and Celegorm hide in Nargothrond. Maedhros fights bravely but has to retreat.
Fingolfin, in anger an desolation rides his horse and duel Morgoth in an grandiose combat. He dies but hurts the Vala.
Morwen, of the house of Beor (that should appear before with Barahir and Beren, waring loyalty to Finrod, for example, just to fix her better in the film), escapes with other women and children from Dorhinion. Húrin and Tuor get alone from their army, they are helped by the Eagles and get to Gondolin, when they are for a while an then continue their fighting.
Barahir recieves Finrod's ring in reward. Beren, his father and a few live as outlaws, Barahir is betrayed and dies. Beren is the only one who scapes, he fight with the spiders and arrives to Doriath. All the story of Beren and Luthien, mixed in paralell with some scenes of Húrin, his marriage with Morwen, and the story of both (briefly) until Túrin is born... and finish when Beren dies.
Then, the action focuses in Maedhros and his rejoining army of elves, men and dwarfs for the last great battle. Húrin appears again in the battle, he helps Turgon to escape, his brother dies and he is taken captive. Some talk about being Gondolin the last hope of men and elves before the end.
As epilogue, and to make the ending not absolutly sad, make a last scene with Luthien in the Halls of Mandos, crying and singing the Vala. She meets Beren again and she is to choose between inmortal life in Valinor without Beren or returning to ME like as a mortal. Final shot of the couple living a normal life in a house very far away from the war.

I think it could be a great three-hours film.

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