I haven't made a round-up post in a while because I've been 1) busy and not producing much worth rounding up and 2) I've been busy and haven't had time to round up that little bit that I have produced. Because I am procrastinating still a moment further on working on my blog theme, then I will do a quick round-up now.
Silmarillion Writers' Guild
Awakening. Shortly after the Elves awaken at Cuiviénen, the young Þerindë begins to learn about love and Elven nature. This story seeks to explore the origins of the Elven mores concerning sexuality that are discussed in Laws and Customs and Quendi and Eldar and was written for the International Day of Femslash. This is very much a work-in-progress; two chapters are posted so far, and I have written most of the third but don't have a lot of time to work on this story. In other words, if you can't stand an endless WiP, you might want to wait till my life settles a bit more before picking up this one.
Breadth #3: Reading Chaucer in Middle English. For this part of my breadth challenge, I will read The Canterbury Tales in their original Middle English form, relying on the translation as little as possible. When I am finished, I will try my hand at translating a passage and see how well it corresponds with the translation I possess and others that I can find. Here, I start with the General Prologue.
Depth #2: Holiday Card Using Renaissance White Vine. 2007's holiday greeting card was done in a late-period style of illumination known as Renaissance White Vine. Here is a bit more about that style as well as the fun and foibles of working in it.
Breadth #3: "The Knight's Tale." Continuing my reading of Chaucer, I move on to the "Knight's Tale," a story of two knights competing for the affections of one woman. The only problem: one is in prison and the other exiled from the city in which she lives. Drama, conflict, and much armor pr0n results.