Monday, May 28th, 2012 11:14 am
Hobbit Ficathon

lotr fandom

Welcome to our little hobbit-centric fanfic challenge community! Rules are simple: a challenge will be posted once a month and if you wish, you have two weeks to post a story for it. You do not have to take part in every challenge, and you don't even have to declare your intention. Stories should all feature a hobbit or hobbits in the starring role. All stories should be rated appropriately, and all stories should be placed behind a cut. As this is an open community, please keep in mind that people under the age of 17 may be reading your stories.

We do ask that you keep all comments to the stories of others polite. Flames will not be tolerated.

Enjoy our hobbity corner of the world!
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 09:55 pm
The challenge for this month is "signs of spring". Write a ficlet telling of a hobbit dealing with a harbinger of spring-- is it the first flower? the return of birds from the south? is it planting time? or the birth of animals?

You may post your story to the community at any time this month. As we are very informal, the only rules are to make sure you post your rating, and put your story behind a cut. And tag your story "signs of spring".
Friday, February 25th, 2011 11:14 pm
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] dreamflower02 and [livejournal.com profile] labourslamp
Rating: PG (for one use of mildly salty language)
Summary: Sometimes a writer just can't please everyone, as Frodo discovers...
A/N: This collaborative story is the result of a rather silly late night IM conversation in which Dreamflower and Celeritas came to the conclusion that the reason that so many of the exciting things that happened in Rivendell and Hollin were left out of the Red Book is because it would have made the story far too long. (Readers may spot a number of familiar references...perhaps you will even see yourself...)

As Frodo discovers... Read more... )
Saturday, February 5th, 2011 04:36 am
Rating: G

A/N: This is set in my "Sandbox," a limbo-of-the-fathers type place where I have more liberty to play around with the characters than I would in a strict canon setting.  Fits the January and the February challenges.

 Read more... )
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 10:53 pm
Going back to ideas from the poll I took, this month's challenge was from [livejournal.com profile] grey_wonderer:

Write a ficlet featuring a conversation between any two canon hobbits. (They can be "major" or "minor".)

As usual, you can post the story at this community at any time this month. Just make sure to post the rating and put the story behind a cut!
Saturday, January 29th, 2011 10:35 pm
This is for the "new beginnings" challenge!


Rating: G
Summary: Pippin tries to fit in at the Great Smials.
Author’s Notes: In my Shire-universe, Thain Ferumbras III abdicated the Thainship to Paladin the year that Pippin was 15. Concerned about the unpleasant atmosphere at the Great Smials that had prevailed in the years that Ferumbras’ mother Lalia was the Took, Paladin and Eglantine sent their children to live with relatives while they settled into the Great Smials and began making some changes there. One year later, they brought the children there to live. In this story, Pippin is 16, which is the equivalent of a 10 year-old among Men. Also, there are references here to some of my other stories, particularly "Consequences of a Fall", “The Dwarf Dagger”, “Moving Day”, and ”A Sight to Remember”.

Making the Best of It
Read more... )
Friday, January 7th, 2011 10:18 am
The Challenge for January is: "new beginnings"! As in, this is a new beginning for this comm-- I hope to get back to posting the monthly challenges MONTHLY!

Has your hobbit recently moved? gotten born? married? started a journey? finished something and is looking for something new? made resolutions?

C'mon and tell us all about them!

We are very informal here. Just post your story to the community at any time this month-- any length. Make sure to give the rating and to put the story behind a cut.
Friday, January 7th, 2011 10:25 am
The Challenge for January is: "new beginnings"! As in, this is a new beginning for this comm-- I hope to get back to posting the monthly challenges MONTHLY!

Has your hobbit recently moved? gotten born? married? started a journey? finished something and is looking for something new? made resolutions?

C'mon and tell us all about them!

We are very informal here. Just post your story to the community at any time this month-- any length. Make sure to give the rating and to put the story behind a cut.
Friday, December 10th, 2010 05:14 am
 A/N: This challenge looked lonely, so I thought it could use a friend.  Oneshot.

Rating: G

Planning Ahead... )
Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 08:07 pm
“Scary Biscuits”

For the Hobbit-Ficathon Challenge: 
write a ficlet in which a gift or gifts play a part.
Rated: G
Characters:  Sam, Frodo and Bilbo

This is an anti-recipe fiction.  After you’ve read it, I think you’ll know exactly what I mean.


Also, in a few hours it will be September 22nd here in my little corner of the world, so I'll let this count as my Frodo and Bilbo birthday post.





Scary Biscuits )

Sunday, September 19th, 2010 03:53 pm
The challenge for this month is to write a ficlet in which a gift or gifts play a part.
Sunday, September 19th, 2010 03:49 pm
I decided to create a Hobbit-Ficathon community over here on Dreamwidth as well!

Hobbit Ficathon

lotr fandom

Welcome to our little hobbit-centric fanfic challenge community! Rules are simple: a challenge will be posted once a month and if you wish, you have two weeks to post a story for it. You do not have to take part in every challenge, and you don't even have to declare your intention. Stories should all feature a hobbit or hobbits in the starring role. All stories should be rated appropriately, and all stories should be placed behind a cut. As this is an open community, please keep in mind that people under the age of 17 may be reading your stories.

We do ask that you keep all comments to the stories of others polite. Flames will not be tolerated.

Enjoy our hobbity corner of the world!
Friday, September 10th, 2010 05:05 pm
The challenge for this month is to write a ficlet in which a gift or gifts play a part.
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Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 09:35 am
Here's another story from the Hobbit Ficathon Archive:

Introductions by [livejournal.com profile] auntiemeesh, posted in October of 2004.

A lovely little first meeting tale, featuring little Pippin.

I hope to have another challenge up in a day or two.
Sunday, August 8th, 2010 03:58 pm
Rating: G
Author's Note: This story features my OC, “Trotter”, the hobbit Ranger who happens also to be Bilbo's missing uncle, Hildifons Took. It gives the details of an incident briefly mentioned in that story.
Summary: Trotter's out on patrol with his fellow Rangers when an unexpected opportunity to prove his mettle comes along...

Trotter's Triumph
Read more... )
Friday, July 30th, 2010 09:26 am
Here is our first challenge under new management. The first challenge will be for a "cross-cultural" story, featuring a hobbit or hobbits interacting with one of the other races of Middle-earth! (Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] claudia603!) There are no minimums or maximums on length. Stories will be due in two weeks, but can be posted to the community early, at anytime between now and August 14. Please include the rating, and put the story behind a cut.

Also remember that this is an open community and may be read by persons under 17.
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Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 09:25 pm
Here's another story from the Archives. This one is from the incomparable [livejournal.com profile] rabidsamfan. It features a lost Sam and a helpful Pippin, and a very clever way of finding your way around Rivendell.

Lost in Rivendell

Also, Friday I am going to announce our first new challenge under the new management!
Sunday, July 25th, 2010 02:31 pm
From August 21, 2004

Heroes of the Shire" by [livejournal.com profile] azur_infinie

A very sweet reflection on what the Quest meant to the Shire, from Pippin's POV.
Friday, July 23rd, 2010 10:04 am
Here is a link to another of the early stories from this community:

Spiders by [livejournal.com profile] auntiemeesh

I'm a real sucker for young!Frodo and wee!Merry stories, and this little vignette is charming-- as well as having a bit of foreshadowing!
Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 05:11 am
Here is a link to the very first story ever posted to this community:

Thinking Too Much by [livejournal.com profile] grey_wonderer

It's a classic GW story. I hope you will enjoy revisiting it.

ETA: The link is fixed!