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Minor Characters ([personal profile] alicornucopia) wrote in [community profile] alicornutopia2016-07-11 10:37 pm

index and how to read: silmaril

Silmaril is an RP (role play) hosted on Dreamwidth and the Glowfic Constellation between me (Alicorn) and lintamande. We each play many characters. All of my Dreamwidth RP accounts (including many not used in Silmaril) belong to the Belltower community; lintamande on DW operates solely out of the lintamande account. Silmaril has also entertained guest/cameo authors Aestrix and kappa.

The short version of what Silmaril is about is that we put alternate universe versions of Bella from my fanfiction Luminosity in a wide variety of settings, some fanfictional in nature and others original, with some of lintamande's takes on characters from the Silmarillion, and see what happens. (Luminosity is a reasonable introduction to the "Bell" character template, but it is not strictly required reading for Silmaril, though it will be helpful background for the thread "overwhelm them with honesty" and its dependencies.)

Silmaril is similar in many ways to Effulgence, which is an RP with loosely the same premise that I run with kappa instead of lintamande. There is an index of RPs in this vein by assorted author combinations here. If you like any one of these you should probably read some others too.

Content warnings: Silmaril contains rape, torture, abusive relationships, references to same, and other forms of cruelty to characters. Proceed with caution. We are mean.

Each world in Silmaril may be read alone up until the point where it collides with others. Below is an index in recommended reading order if you plan to read them all. The ∞ symbol next to a section heading means that this heading was still in progress in the last listed thread within that section at last update, but you may read past ∞-marked sections without problems. You may discuss Silmaril (and other Alicorn projects) on the forum. Dreamwidth posts have comment threads under them; some prefer to read them in threaded mode, where they keep drifting off to the right, but many people otherwise prefer to read in "flat" (just click "flat", and the comments' left margins will all line up and they will be arranged in pages). Glowfic constellation pages are automatically paginated.

You can download an EPUB of Silmaril.

There is a Constellation index of Silmaril. If reading orders conflict, believe the one on this Dreamwidth page.

  1. Elentári

    1. leave of absence (constellation import)
    2. halls of stone (constellation import)
    3. spear of ice (constellation import)
    4. galaxy of stars (constellation import)

  2. Telperion

    1. interplanar studies (constellation import)
    2. applied theology (constellation import)
    3. high-energy physics (constellation import)

  3. Defy Your Limitations

    1. twilight of the idols, baby
    2. we suffer greatly
    3. obliterate me

  4. North

    1. qualifications
    2. it gazed back into me
    3. cry for cancellation

  5. East

    1. overwhelm them with honesty
    2. map of worlds
    3. is there anything you wouldn't do

  6. Shine

    1. the stork drops, the snake swallows (constellation import)
    2. the tree shines, the vala disappoints
    3. the sun rises, the children play
    4. the dreamer wakes, the nightmare proceeds

  7. West

    1. far-flung
    2. go not to the elves for counsel
    3. turn into a pumpkin
    4. twice upon a time

  8. South

    1. when reason's deemed to be sin
    2. introductory wizardry
    3. in the breaking

  9. Kandrona

    1. kidnapping, involuntary administration of memory-altering drugs, and general conduct unfitting an ambassador
    2. obstruction of justice
    3. destruction of property

  10. Southwest

    1. watch your step
    2. twinsies
    3. welcome to the neighborhood

  11. (untitled)

    1. bootstrap
    2. tragic literature

  12. Unbreakable Vow

    1. n'ohere nakwa nha anya
    2. kwesiri ịkpaso ibe ha agwa n'obi nwanne

  13. (untitled)

    1. half a dozen of the other

  14. These posts may or may not join the main Silmaril continuity, but are indexed here for your convenience.

    1. fire and ice
    2. don't touch me