Maedhros' club; a place for the raving Russandol fans
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Author:  DARKastheRAIN [ January 1st, 2010, 7:04 am ]
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Yes, Maedhros is very pretty. :) Especially when he's dripping blood. Jenny Dolen is very good at painting blood. Have you seen her painting of Fingon right after he got killed in the Nirnaeth? There's just blood everywhere, but somehow she manages to make it beautiful and sad rather than gross or morbid.

Author:  Gersemi [ January 15th, 2010, 11:13 pm ]
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Hey, you forgot me :P

Author:  Gersemi [ January 16th, 2010, 10:52 pm ]
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Oh, I'm sure they did XD

Well, don't I feel special :P

Author:  Nerissa [ January 26th, 2010, 12:46 pm ]
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DatR: She does seem to have quite the talent for art. That particular painting is so sad, but you're right, it's not all disgusting like it could be. It's lovely

Aerlinnnn! Muwahaha, I knew you would come back to indulge in our craziness. :P I just knew it.

Er, anyhow, with regard to his relationship with his brothers... I could see him as being somewhat aloof, caring about them but not really being all that close to them. If he were my older brother, I think he would be good to go to in time of need. His loyalty would be there. ;) ...Aaand I just realized that that makes no sense at all. But really, I can't see him hanging out and playing around with his brothers all the time. :P Far too much on his plate. *cough*It's oldest sibling complex*cough*

...And now, before I embarrass myself further by my randomness, I bid you all adieu.

Author:  DARKastheRAIN [ January 28th, 2010, 5:42 pm ]
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Aerlinn wrote:
What do you think M.'s relationship with his brothers was like? ( aside from the other M, whith whom he was close. Obviously. )

I think he probably had to chew them out a lot. lol. We have one instance of this in the Sil anyway:

J.R.R. Tolkien wrote:
But Caranthir, who loved not the sons of Finarfin, and was the harshest of the brothers and the most quick to anger, cried aloud: 'Yea more! Let not the sons of Finarfin run hither and thither with their tales to this Dark Elf in his caves! Who made them our spokesmen to deal with him? And though they be come indeed to Beleriand, let them not so swiftly forget that their father is a lord of the Noldor, though their mother be of other kin.'
Then Angrod was wrathful and went forth from the council. Maedhros indeed rebuked Caranthir; but the greater part of the Noldor, of both followings, hearing his words were troubled in heart, fearing the fell spirit of the sons of Fëanor that it seemed would ever be like to burst forth in rash word or violence. But Maedhros restrained his brothers, and they departed from the council, and soon afterwards they left Mithrim and went eastward beyond Aros to the wide lands about the Hill of Himring ... There Maedhros and his brothers kept watch, gathering all such people as would come to them, and they had few dealings with their kinsfolk westward, save at need. And it is said indeed that Maedhros himself devised this plan, to lessen chances of strife...

I get this idea of him being the one that tries to keep the unruly younger brother's from making trouble. I can imagine him yelling at Celegorm and Curufin after he found out about the whole kidnapping Luthien and leaving Finrod for dead fiasco.

But even though they probably had a lot of arguments, I like the idea that though their relationship with their extended family was a mess, the seven of them always stuck together. (Not lived together, I know, I mean they never turned on eachother like they did on everyone else)

A passage from the chapter on the Nirnaeth that I've always liked:

J.R.R. Tolkien wrote:
Yet fate saved the sons of Fëanor. Though all were wounded, none were slain, for they drew together, and gathering a remnant of the Noldor and the Naugrim about them they hewed a way out of the the battle and escaped far away towards Mount Dolmed in the east.

I love that image of the seven of them drawing together and gathering the survivors of the battle and together hewing a way out of the circle of enemies that had them all surrounded.

The reason I never liked the version of the story where one of the twins gets burned in the ship at Losgar is that it messes up that whole idea of the Seven Sons of Fëanor. The six sons of Fëanor just doesn't have the same feel to it.

How about some family pictures:

Jenny Dolfen again

And all grown up:
by someone else

Edit: Look what I just found: :roll:


Seven and a half feet! That's impressive.

There's 8 big one's so I'm guessing Celebrimbor's in there somwhere. :)

I love it! Fëanorian size chart. I like that it includes Elrond and Elros as part of the family.

Edit: Okay, sorry, I know it's not Maedhros, but I just found a great picture of Celegorm and Curufin. (Yes I'm browsing the web for pictures of Elves, having a life is so overrated :P)


They're so pretty and innocent looking. Who'd ever suspect them of plotting to take control of Nargothrond. Huan's one big scary looking dog though! Maybe he's mad because he knows his master is up to no good as usual.

Author:  DARKastheRAIN [ February 4th, 2010, 6:38 am ]
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Aerlinn wrote:
Have you ever had Elf-dreams? :P I have to say...I've had better ones. Usually nice elf dreams mean dreaming about Tol Eressëa. Haha. Whilst I like reading about all the Noldor drama, I just feel slightly more at home there...Actually, I've never even had a Maedhros dream! Not counting daydreams of course.

I think I've had one or two Maedhros dreams but I can't remember them properly. :( I just remember that one of them involved flying on Thorondor who later became a flying motorcycle or something else equally wierd.

My first ever elf dream was back when I had only read LotR and had the mistaken idea that all Elves were blonde. I dreamt came to my house and bleached my hair. :P

I had a really wierd dream recently involving Fëanor. Fëanor was at my church (and a regular attendant at that, wierd I know). My church had decided that as a fund raiser people from the church would volunteer to be prostitutes for a day. Fëanor thought this was incredibly immoral and told them all that they were going to Hell, but they said it was okay because they were doing it for God so it couldn't be a sin. The married people could do it too as long as their spouses said it was okay. Definately one of the wierdest dreams I've ever had (and I've had some pretty wierd ones). I guess it had something to do with reading Brave New World in English class, and having read Laws and Customs knowing how the Elves would react to such... deeds of lust and misuse of the act of bodily union.

Author:  Gersemi [ February 13th, 2010, 8:22 pm ]
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Aerlinn wrote:
EDIT: Image

I AM SCARED NOW. LOLFeanorians? =O What is this world coming to???

That picture is disturbing XD

Author:  DARKastheRAIN [ February 14th, 2010, 3:05 am ]
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Aerlinn wrote:
Hahaha! That sounds like one weird dream! :blink: Fëanor the moral.. hero...uhm...just give me a few seconds to take that in. xD I guess Elves in general would protest to that sort of thing, even dear Fëanor... :P

I always thought that Fëanor would be twice as much against any kind of unfaithfulness to one's spouse because of the whole deal with his father's remarriage. I can just imagine him preaching against divorce. lol. Even though he and his own wife got what we would call "seperated". Still, that was her choice, not his.

Author:  DARKastheRAIN [ February 16th, 2010, 8:48 am ]
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I just found an interesting description of Maedhros's hair (or really his grandfather's hair with reference to his hair being the same) that's a little different from the commonly quoted red-brown.

"His hair was not as dark or black as was that of most of the Noldor, but brown, and had glints of coppery-red in it. Of Nerdanel's seven children the oldest, and the twins (a very rare thing among the Eldar) had hair of this kind. The eldest also wore a copper circlet."
-from the notes on the Shibboleth of Fëanor, HoME v. 12

Strange. I've never heard this particular despription before. Is brown with glints of coppery-red the same as straight up red hair?

This is also the first time I've finally seen actual evidence that the claim of Maedhros wearing a copper circlet really is canon and not just and invention of wikipedia.

On a side note, when Tolkien says "a very rare thing among the Eldar" he is talking about the hair and not the twins, right? Because there seem to be a lot of pairs of Elf-boys running around that I've always tentatively taken to be twins.

Author:  Nerissa [ April 12th, 2010, 4:20 pm ]
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No, no... Get the mental images out of my head... Maedhros the squirrel was not what I needed to see... :lol:
Sure, he looks innocent, just sitting there and looking cute. But when he's got a sword in his little squirrel paws...

Still, I can't decide if that's worse than the LOLFeanorians or not. Hmm.

Edit: By the way, he doesn't look that much different than an American (red) squirrel. And, since there are different colors of squirrels, one could probably write up a whole Squirrelmarillion. In pictures. *cough*

Author:  Nerissa [ April 13th, 2010, 10:41 am ]
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Aaaah! :hide: The nightmares that are to come now...
Still, SquirrelMorgoth is rather evilly adorable.

That thump you just heard may or may not have been Tolkien rolling over in his grave.

Author:  Nerissa [ April 13th, 2010, 2:09 pm ]
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Oooohoo, thanks for clearing that up for me. Floating, burning, all-seeing hazelnuts would certainly make sense... I mean, he has to have some extra security somehow, right? Besides that, the knowledge he could acquire about anything and everything would be quite enormous.

Aerlinn wrote:
This club + seriousness & on-topic. = fail. Not that we've had a consistent topic since page one...tis pure chaotic evul. >=D

Chaotic, yes. Eviiiiiil, yesss. Me having anything to do with that? Nooo, of course not... :whistle: It just follows me, that's all.

Author:  Gersemi [ April 24th, 2010, 7:30 pm ]
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Fëanorian squirrels? How disturbing lol

Author:  Nerissa [ May 3rd, 2010, 12:26 pm ]
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^Don't think of it as disturbing, think of it as something... eccentric. With time, you'll grow accustomed to it...

Alas, Aerlinn, I haven't read a good fanfic in aaages. Aah, my depressing, busy life. :teehee:

Feanor the all-knowing squirrel! All shall fear him and despair! Still, I think I'll stick with pledging my allegiance to cute little Maedhros-squirrel, who narrowly seems less intimidating. :P

Author:  Gersemi [ May 7th, 2010, 4:12 pm ]
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Nerissa wrote:
^Don't think of it as disturbing, think of it as something... eccentric. With time, you'll grow accustomed to it...

But I much prefer them as Elves :P

Author:  Gersemi [ May 8th, 2010, 6:07 pm ]
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Lol, true enough. They are less dangerous as squirrels, but the Fëanorians are of a fiery and dangerous nature, that's who they are. That's what makes them hot XD

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