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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

New Chapter Announcement: Threshold

Posted on 2006.06.19 at 10:47

~ ‘The Invasion’, by Bouguereau, 19th century, detail.

Halleluia!

At last! Come celebrate with me! A new chapter of
Threshold:


Ch. 13 ~ The Hay-cut
Rating: mild Mature

Now, for the first time, on LJ (illustrated!):

Threshold ~ Chapter 13
Threshold ~ Main Chapter Listing

*Links in "Links list" in left margin of regular LJ main page, also on User Info page.


Or, read it at its usual sites:

Open Scrolls Archives
Frodo's Harem Fanfiction Archives
LotR Fanfiction Community
Henneth Annun*

* one must register at HASA to open it.


Story profile:

Author: Mechtild
Complete or WIP: WIP
Rating: Varies from mild Mature to Adult.
Pairing: Frodo Baggins/OFC
Warnings: Het; Erotic scenes rather explicit, but not tasteless or extraneous.
Summary: As Frodo grows up, so does his childhood affection for an older friend. Adolescent desire becomes passion, and passion deepens into love.


~*~



I know, I know. It must seem as unbelievable to some of you as it is to me. After ten months of stewing and fiddling and angsting, Threshold has resumed publication at last.

Thanks and a big hug to Lembas who made me the great “new chapter” icon [months ago], and thanks to you readers who have continued to be so supportive, asking how it is coming along and waiting so patiently all this time.

Profuse thanks to my beta, Scarlet, (my beta), still hanging in there and keeping up the encouragement, and who has critiqued the new chapters with her usual taste and care.


Note: I actually had planned to post the two new chapters at one time, since Chs. 13 and 14 form a thematic unit (both from Bilbo's P.O.V.), but Scarlet informs me that she will not be able to finish critiquing Ch. 14 very soon. Since Ch. 13 is ready, I am going to go ahead and post it.


~ Mechtild





~ ‘The Goblin Market’, by D. G. Rossetti, 1865, detail.


Comments:


Maewyn
maewyn_2 at 2006-06-19 16:13 (UTC) (Link)
Woo hoo! Congratulations!

Unfortunately, I won't be able to read it tonight (it's just after midnight here), but I shall be doing so in the morning!
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-06-19 23:05 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, you've waited this long, Maewyn. I think you can wait another night. Doesn't have a love scene in it, so try not to be too disappointed after all this time. ;)
Maewyn
maewyn_2 at 2006-06-20 14:10 (UTC) (Link)
I didn't get to read it until this evening, and I certainly wasn't disappointed!
Mechtild
mechtilds_fic at 2006-06-20 14:18 (UTC) (Link)
Oooh! Wonderful! Thanks, Maewyn. *smooch*
Estelanui - Francesca
estelanui at 2006-06-19 20:17 (UTC) (Link)
Congrats, 13 is here!
*saves and prints*
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-06-19 23:06 (UTC) (Link)
Ah! That's right - you are a reader now! Wonderful!

I hope Ch. 14 will be back and revised before I go on holiday, Estelanui. It really follows directly from Ch. 13.

Scarlet
stillscarlet at 2006-06-20 05:32 (UTC) (Link)
*does happy dance*

It looks lovely, Mechtild! The illustrations are gorgeous.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-06-20 13:18 (UTC) (Link)
Isn't it super-pretty? I just love it. I feel like I have a "real" book.

AND IT COULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED WITHOUT YOU!!! You are my editor, the Allen and Unwin of Threshold!
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Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-06-20 23:02 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, it's going to end sadly, of course. But with a little ray of hopefulness, like the book.

I'm glad you are enjoying browsing it, White Gull. I certainly enjoy preparing the posts!
Estë   (or ST for short)
este_tangletoes at 2006-06-20 20:56 (UTC) (Link)
Right! imagine the following happy-dance at twice the speed of castanets:

*Tippety-tappaty-tap-tip-tap-tappaty-tippety-tip-tip-tap* :-D

That’s how happy I am to see this post.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-06-20 23:04 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Este. A big smoocheroo for you. Did you see that I used the image of a couple embracing you found in Sweden, in Ch. 11 or so? If you ever find out who painted it, please let me know so I can credit him or her.
Estë   (or ST for short)
este_tangletoes at 2006-06-21 08:14 (UTC) (Link)
Did you see that I used the image of a couple embracing you found in Sweden, in Ch. 11 or so?

I certainly did! I was there at first sign of your new LiveJournal – I was so pleased that you liked that painting so much that you used it as a mood illustration. It is rather luscious.

The only information I have about that painting is it is titled ‘Caress’ and is at a site called Alyaska/Treasures/EroticPictures.

Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-06-21 12:38 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, Este. At least I can call it, "Caress."
alyrthia
alyrthia at 2006-06-21 04:52 (UTC) (Link)
Looking forward to the read. The luscious, rich, warm-cozy-hot read. YUM.
(:
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-06-21 12:40 (UTC) (Link)
Not very hot, I fear, Alyon. These "Bilbo chapters" don't have any actual love scenes in them. (Probably why it was so hard to write them - not as fun!) They are worth reading, though.
alyrthia
alyrthia at 2006-06-21 18:51 (UTC) (Link)
no, well...I don't quite think of Bilbo that way (:

Maybe I never said hot, I said intriguing. Yes. Good. That's what I meant.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-06-21 19:28 (UTC) (Link)
*smooch* You are so cute!

Are you crossing days off the calendar before your a certain someone goes off to college, or is it too early for that yet?

P.S. I am sure I asked you before, but did you make your golden-tinted Frodo-in-the-cart icon? I love the way that turned out.
Whiteling
whiteling at 2006-06-22 20:04 (UTC) (Link)
Ooops, I'm coming late to the party, hm?
Congrats on the progress of your story, Mechtild!!

I cannot (yet) claim to have read more than the first two chapters, but Threshold is definitely on my "to read" list. :-) I did browse through your new layout of it though, and I must say, it looks absolutely beautiful. You chose marvellous pictures to illustrate the segments, it really wets the appetite. Lovely.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-06-22 20:25 (UTC) (Link)
Hi, Whiteling. The lay-out did come out nicely, didn't it? I admit I just LOVE it. I was sorry to see that when I called it up on the library system's computers (where I work), all the custom formatting is done away with. Only the images remain. I hope that doesn't happen to everyone. What did I become a Paid Member for????

No hurry on reading. It may not be your cup of fanfic. Some people think it's "pastoral" starting off, some call it plain slow. But it's never unintelligent, nor are the characters unrecognizable from the originals. And readers tend to say the erotica is truly erotic.

But it may be that you will never get any farther. Well, there are still Art Travesties! :)
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