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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Jan-u-wine's 'The Master Observed' and 'Frodo's Lamp', with paintings by Grimshaw and Carlsen.

Posted on 2012.07.14 at 17:39


antane at 2012-07-16 17:56 (UTC) (Link)
You're back! Both of you! How splendid. I love the second poem the most as he is beginning to adjust and find a place for himself in the West and the first there is a ache that he is still adrift and exiled and wanting to be back home. That's interesting about associating Frodo with the moon for I have done that too and was surprised (and pleased) that someone else does too. I look up at it and know that he did too - in all that has changed in the long, long years since he did so, that has not and indeed it does create a closeness to him.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

P.S. There will be no MEFA's this year or perhaps ever, at least not in the format as it has been. From what I understand someone was upset that their pornography was going to be rated more severely or something, but I could be wrong since I didn't follow that and all the ensuing madness. Didn't want you to think I hadn't nominated any more of your masterpieces, dear jan-u-wine.
jan_u_wine at 2012-07-17 00:07 (UTC) (Link)
dear Antane......it's a nice feeling to be back. There are always things to say.....it's just that we don't always have the time and/or the emotional impetus to do them. I'm sure that i speak for Mechtild when I say that nothing would please me more to post every day. But....it sadly isn't possible. Too many other calls on time, too many RL *things* which leach energy and passion from you. But I am equally sure that we'll not ever close the conversation ........

I'm very glad that you enjoyed the poems, dear.

Please don't worry about the MEFA's, at least not on my account. Some while ago, I came across a posting on MEN, wherein Marta was calling for volunteers. The awards are so wonderfully staffed, that it simply has to be a huge, huge task, and it sounds as if perhaps not enough people could commit to it. When I saw the post, I figured that there wouldn't be a MEFA this year (and, as you say, perhaps not ever again). Marta has done a lovely, lovely job in a very difficult field. I do hope that someone's nose did not get out of joint over a rating, and i should think that Marta is strong enough not to let that defeat her. But perhaps she's just had enough of *all* of it. It certainly is a Frodo-esque task, where one slogs through the mire and heat and dust for little or no thanks.

For myself, although it is surely nice to be acknowledged by the MEFA's and other fan awards, I find, most often that my true pleasure and reward is the writing of the piece itself. It's a wonderful thing to be blessed to write within this universe. Sharing with other fans is the icing on the cake.

(and thank you very much for calling these "masterpieces". Hats shall be worn a size larger in my smial this year.....)

mechtild at 2012-07-17 01:41 (UTC) (Link)
Antane, you shower us with riches! Or you shower me. Jan's work is golden, so if you shower riches on her pieces, it only makes what is already rich richer. :) They are wonderful pieces, I agree.

I hadn't thought of Frodo in connection with the moon, either, or not particularly. I think I thought of him in connection with the stars, especially as the hobbit Eardendil. But, having said that, I believe I was thinking of Earendil the character, from the First Age, not the star. :)

Not to worry about the MEFA's. I am sorry they are not going forward if it is only due to one fan's gripe. But it may be that there just aren't enough hands on deck to pull it off again this year. It takes a lot of time merely to read and review pieces. I can't imagine how much volunteer time it takes to put the whole thing together, monitoring it, and answering all the questions, complaints and general feedback.

You've been very good, nominating so much of Jan's work, but it won't harm the quality or quantity of her writing if her achievements are not acknowledged in a public way. She'll just keep writing, just as she has done before the MEFA's were even known about.

Edited at 2012-07-17 01:42 am (UTC)
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