Here we are once again, to celebrate Quenya, its passion and the beauty within its every corner! It took some time, but now White Tree Awards IV has come to highlight what we have best in the past 100 posts! Let’s get started and honor the tradition!
The 4th edition of this award celebrate the best post achievements between 10/13/13 and 03/07/16.
Oh yeah, baby! White Tree Awards is back and YOU are the one who decides it!Vote on the ones who deserve the prize! If you don’t know its tradition, check past editions (I, II & III). White Tree Awards celebrate the best of the best and you should keep an eye on the nominees below. Without further introductions, the nominees for White Tree Awards IV are:
Yummy…is there someone hungry for some lembas? Well, here we come with our update bringing all there is new in Quenya101. New names, new quotes, new sentences and new dates all requested by you. If it smells good, tastes good and let your bellies full for 2,400+ hours until the next meal…grab a piece and enjoy the Quenya101 Lembas bread! There’s none like it! Guaranteed!
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Before sharing the last updates from the past weeks, please read the important vacation announcement below:
August is my official month of vacation. I have some important issues to solve and I need to travel to do so. Due to that reason:
FAST LINE will be halted from August, 5th, 2014 12AM ET to September, 4th, 2014 11:59PM ET. If you use Fast Line during this period (or have any invalid request pending further clarification through email), have in mind that your request will be answered after a whole month has passed. E.g.: Request made in 08/14/14 5PM will start counting the 101-hour delivery from 09/14/14 5PM.
X101 will also be halted but for a shorter time. From August, 5th, 2014 12AM ET to August,15th, 2014 11:59PM ET. If you use X101 during this period (or have any invalid request pending further clarification through email), have in mind that your request will be answered after 10 days have passed. E.g.: Request made in 08/14/14 5PM will start counting the 101-hour delivery from 08/24/14 5PM.
Now….let’s get to our updates! This is what we got for the past few weeks in Quenya101:
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New famous quotes
Fëanor @ The Silmarillion“Neither law, nor love, nor league of swords, dread nor danger, not Doom itself shall defend him from Fëanáro, and Fëanáro’s kin, whoso hideth or hoardeth, or in hand taketh, finding keepeth or afar casteth a Silmaril. This swear we all death we will deal him ere day’s ending, woe unto world’s end!”
Christina Perri – A Thousand Years“All along I believed I would find you. Time has brought your heart to me”
Christina Perri – A Thousand Years“I have loved you for a thousand years. I’ll love you for a thousand more”
Paul @ Hebrews 13:1
“Nothing coming from outside can defile a man rather what comes out his heart”
“I’ll look after you, until all the stars fade away”
New elvish date
August, 2nd, 2014
Request anything you want in the appropriate pages and they’ll all be gladly answered to you. If you don’t wanna wait a long time in line, please consider quicker options like…
This is a special request made by Jennifer Woodward. She wanted a little bit of the famous Oath of Fëanor and as this is an outstandingly significant part of Silmarillion and the very force behind all Noldor rebellion, I thought about preparing a special post about it. Below you’ll find the part she requested as well as the Quenya translation, pronunciation, Tengwar writing and a fine art to adorn this unique translation. Enjoy!
Neither law, nor love, nor league of swords, Dread nor danger, not Doom itself Shall defend him from Fëanáro, and Fëanáro’s kin, Whoso hideth or hoardeth, or in hand taketh, Finding keepeth or afar casteth A Silmaril. This swear we all… Death we will deal him ere Day’s ending, Woe unto world’s end!
Lá axan, lá melmë, lá lár maciliva, Caurë hya raxë, lá mandë imma Varyuva quén Fëanáronna, ar nossenna Fëanáro, Aiquen nurta hya hosta, hya massë mapa, Hiriessë harya hya háya hatë Silmaril. Sina haryalmë ilyë vanda… Qualmë antuvalmë quén nó metta aureva, Nwalma tenna Ambar-metta!
First of all: This is not a Star Trek/Lord of the Rings crossover. (Not a bad idea, though).
Second of all: To read this post, you gotta strip yourself from all you think about life, death and immortality sometimes dictated by religious dogmas.
Third of all and last: You gotta let your imagination flow….you know, that exercises “what if?”, alternate future and the like.
So…are you ready? Really really ready? Can we start? Here we go:
Two days ago, we held into remembrance the 39th anniversary of Tolkien’s death. But differently than last year we’re not gonna talk about death. Let’s talk about life! Let’s have an exercise! Imagine a world where everybody lives forever. Nobody dies. No mourning, no pain, no suffering for the loss of someone we love. So…for tonight this is our world. Well….then…Tolkien is alive right now! He’s a jolly young 120-year-old fellow who writes nonstop all the mythos he envisioned and brought to life himself.
Did you get the scenario? Did you? Here is the point:
Which stories would you like to read from Tolkien? Which stories do you think he would have written so far, over this 39 years he is absent from his desk? Here are some suppositions:
The New Shadow
In our alternate future, Tolkien has completed this new work and it tells everything about the Fourth Age and the Darkness cult created by Herumor and spread by his secret society.
The Black Book of Arda
In our alternate future, Tolkien himself has written this tale about the creation of Arda where Melkor tells his point of view, showing how unfair Ilúvatar was with his creativity and showing the evil machinations of all the Valar who wanted to hide the real truth from the Elves.
The Curse and Oath of Fëanor
In our alternate future, Tolkien brought to light minor details about Fëanor’s whole life (close to The Children of Húrin) since childhood, how he was born, raised and why he developed such a fiery personality.
The Fallen Island
In our alternate future, Tolkien writes a trilogy with all the History of Númenor since its foundation until the drowning with all major events such as the Rising of the first Ruling Queen, the changing to an Adûnaic restrictive culture and the coming of Sauron to the island.
Smoke and Shadow
In our alternate future, Tolkien writes a detailed account about the Maiar and the battle of wills among them when some were influenced by the Shadow of Morgoth and started taking horrible shapes such as giant spiders or demons of power.
Well…these are some options. What do you think? The mere playing with the idea gives such a warm feeling to the heart. Imagine a well-written full work from Tolkien being published every now and then, bringing new stories, concepts, views… elucidating doubts and questions we all have. (like: Do Balrogs fly?). Let us just dream for a while…
Frodo! When you read this word, listen, say it…what comes to your mind? Exactly! It’s virtually impossible to dissociate the character with the image of the actor now as the movies played a huge part on bringing to life the whole world Tolkien created.
Before the movies, every single one of us had his own image of Frodo in mind. Possibly it was based in our own imagination of how a hobbit would look like, perhaps based on the already existing drawings and representations of Frodo, and the list can go on and on…
What does it got to do with Fëanor anyway? Well, as Frodo, Fëanor is a core character of one story Tolkien created. BUT….there are no movies/TV series (yet) that show us who is Fëanor?
Many people nowadays are expressing through art their own imaginations and how they see it. Some are very good, some are not. I wonder: Who is MY Fëanor anyway? And what about you? How do you imagine Fëanor? All the physical details that are not told by Tolkien, what are they like? Take a look at the multitude of images below and VOTE! Choose YOUR own Fëanor now!
How do you vote? Simple! Choose your Fëanor, click on it and write the comment “MY Fëanor!” As easy as it gets! No image is good enough for you? Ok, bring your own favorite Fëanor to the collection and let’s build up a well of Fëanor’s imagery!
Let the best “Silmarilli-greedy-maker-Telerin-killer-I-don’t-care-about-the-Valar-let’s-get-the-ffff-outta-here” elf win!