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At the End of All Things by lintamande
Tolkien once envisioned Middle-earth coming to an end in an apocalyptic final battle. Set in 2017 in Copenhagen and in Dallas and in Fargo, North Dakota, this is a story about Sauron, petroleum engineering, Morgoth, the surveillance state, the House of Fëanor, geopolitics, and Arda's final reckoning.

I didn't read this for ages because I thought it was an accursed modern AU, but it is in fact a Dagor Dagorlad fic. The reborn house of Hurin is delightful, and then you get to the Fëanorians and they are so terribly in character, by which I mean: terrible. And yet.
lalaith  turin  morwen  hurin  nienor  celegorm  curufin  maedhros  maglor  amrod  80K  wip 
november 2019 by elftrash
would I were as steadfast by lise
You knew there was no other way it could end.
finrod  curufin  curufin/finrod  1-2K 
august 2019 by elftrash
To Be Brave by thegreatpumpkin
Haleth's nephew Haldan stumbles into the path of Elves.
caranthir  curufin  celegorm  1-2K  gen 
july 2019 by elftrash
Experimentation by havisham
Finrod and Curufin do it for science.
1-2K  finrod  curufin/finrod  curufin 
july 2019 by elftrash
A Boy, A Girl, And A Dog: the Leithian Script by Philosopher at Large
The Tale of Tinuviel, dramatized script version. Originally by Philosopher at Large, acquired from rustbucket.net, now formatted and reposted here by me, notes and cast list intact.

My notes: I hated this so much, why am I linking it? I usually only pin things I might want to reread. partly because it was so long. recognise my hatereading accomplishment. that is time I will never get back that MIGHT have been spent on useful things. partly because the Beren/Luthien pickings are slim. partly because it is a Silmarillion fandom classic and it ought to be represented here, I suppose.

why did I hate it? everyone is awful. there is none of the magic of Tolkien. the writer is so extremely a self-conscious male ~intellectual~. none of the actually good parts of leithian appear: did you want Beren and Luthien falling in love? Thingol's ultimatum? Beren and Finrod and the Ten fighting Sauron or in the dungeons? Luthien saving Beren and casting the Tower down? ANY of the silmaril quest or lulling Morgoth or fighting thuringwethil or their costumes? any of their brief marriage the first time around? beren's sick silmaril burn to thingol? Beren fighting Carcaroth and dying?

NONE OF THAT IS IN HERE. This is just endless quarrelling conversations that the writer thinks are cleverer than they are where people talk about these events after they happen. it is hell. most of this fic occurs in a waiting room in the halls of Mandos and really. that's all you need to know. this fic is the equivalent of sitting in the waiting room somewhere. forever. while wanting to kill everyone else in the room because they're all unbearable.
beren  luthien  beren/luthien  finrod  celegorm  curufin  finduilas  amarie  orodreth  500+K 
june 2019 by elftrash
After the Fire by lise
The Dagor Bragollach is lost, the Pass of Aglon has been breached, and Curufin and Celegorm are fleeing south to an uncertain destination.

And if that's not misfortune enough, it can always get worse.
celegorm  curufin  gen  2-5K  celebrimbor 
june 2019 by elftrash
triptych by havisham
Celebrimbor is haunted by his family.
celebrimbor  curufin  feanor  maedhros  1-2K  gen 
february 2019 by elftrash
Bright and Terrible by zopyrus
Not everyone at Losgar is thrilled about burning the fleet. The captain of one of Fëanor's ships questions her orders.
curufin  gen  1-2K 
february 2019 by elftrash
Double Edges by elleth
Maedhros returns to his brothers from the Fingolfinian camp in Mithrim, after recuperating there from his captivity. Not everyone is unreservedly happy to have him back.
maedhros  curufin  gen  2-5K 
january 2019 by elftrash
On Edge by liveoakwithmoss
Me: it’s a great smut trope but
Me: for real if someone tried to edge me I’d probably kick them in the face
Lion: write it
finrod  curufin  curufin/finrod  nargothrond  2-5K 
january 2019 by elftrash
Vignettes of Beleriand by anna_wing
Celegorm and Curufin consider military matters; Caranthir learns from bitter experience; Melian and Thingol reflect separately upon the disaster of the Silmaril; Finarfin, Finrod. Maedhros, Maglor and the Host of the Noldor, during the War of Wrath.
celegorm  curufin  caranthir  melian  thingol  finarfin  finrod  10-15K  gen 
january 2019 by elftrash
Fleeting by ncfan
Celegorm searches for Aredhel after she goes missing, and wonders.
celegorm  curufin  aredhel  gen  5-10K 
january 2019 by elftrash
Beyond The Western World by thearrogantemu
“Come into the light,” he said slowly.

“You don’t need it to see me.” The voice was so familiar, so unbearably familiar.

“Nonetheless.”

After a moment there was motion among the trees, and the firelight fell on the figure of a solitary man, his feet bare and his hair unbound, wrapped in plain grey. Finrod didn’t rise to greet him, but lifted his head and looked him up and down: the slender frame, the tension in his bearing, the features whose fineness bordered on delicacy.

“Curufinwë Atarinkë,” he said at last, giving each syllable of the name its full weight. “You look awful.”

Curufin and Finrod finally have it out, thousands of years after Nargothrond and their deaths.
finrod  curufin  gen  rec  10-15K 
january 2019 by elftrash
Force My Hand by thegreatpumpkin
The worst timeline is the one where everyone lives.

The Second Kinslaying is avoided. The consequences are felt in every corner of Arda thereafter.
curufin  celegorm  maedhros  maglor  ambarussa  warnings  celegorm/curufin  5-10K 
january 2019 by elftrash
I am no summer friend by liveoakwithmoss
Take counsel, sever from my lot your lot,
Dwell in your pleasant places, hoard your gold.
Curufin commands.
finrod  curufin  curufin/finrod  2-5K  nargothrond 
november 2018 by elftrash
Nor Love Nor Wisdom by elleth
After an Orc incursion leaves Finrod wounded, he finds himself in close quarters with Curufin, who is pursuing an agenda of his own.
curufin  curufin/finrod  finrod  nargothrond  5-10K 
november 2018 by elftrash
in joy and in tragedy by raisingcaiin
Perhaps Finrod was foolish to imagine that the actions of a single Noldo would be enough to counteract the Oath his cousins swore.

Though to hear others talk, there is no "perhaps" about it - he was definitely foolish.
finrod  curufin  beren  curufin/finrod  2-5K  nargothrond 
november 2018 by elftrash

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