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Old 10-04-2016, 05:13 AM   #1
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Silmaril Hurt and Heal XI: Songs and Poems

Remember when we used to play Hurt and Heal all the time?

It was great fun (and also very exasperating and revealed bad things about your fellow Downers, such as unacceptable character preferences ) so I'd like to revive it.

THE RULES:
  • Each player has 3 nominations and 5 secondings.
  • You are not allowed to second your own nominee.
  • Characters have to be seconded twice before they get in. In other words, they need 3 votes (one of which is the nomination).

The actual game:
  • From 20 to 7 - each player has 3 votes: 2 hurts and 1 heal. Double hurts are allowed.
  • From 6 to 4 - each player has 3 votes: 2 hurts and 1 heal. Double hurts are not allowed: a player has to hurt 2 different characters and heal one, or she may use only 1 hurt and 1 heal.
  • When but 3 characters are left each player has either a hurt or a heal.
  • Wait for at least three posters to vote prior to you voting again.

I'd like to suggest songs and poems for the theme. Please use the first line of the poem as the title, and quote or (if it's very long) link to the full poem in your nomination post so that people can refresh their memories. (No need to keep doing it in subsequent posts though, one quote/link per poem is enough.)

On the list:

Nominated:
The King beneath the mountains (see below)
Out of doubt, out of dark to the day's rising (see below)
The Shadows where the Mewlips dwell (link)

Nominations / secondings:
Agan 0/5

Please include the list of the nominees, as well as how many nominations people have left, when you nominate or second someone.

Quote:
The King beneath the mountains,
The King of carven stone,
The lord of silver fountains
Shall come into his own!

His crown shall be upholden,
His harp shall be restrung,
His halls shall echo golden
To songs of yore re-sung.

The woods shall wave on mountains
And grass beneath the sun;
His wealth shall flow in fountains
And the rivers golden run.

The streams shall run in gladness,
The lakes shall shine and burn,
All sorrow fail and sadness
At the Mountain-king's return!
Quote:
Out of doubt, out of dark to the day's rising
I came singing in the sun, sword unsheathing.
To hope's end I rode and to heart's breaking:
Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red nightfall!
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Here are the previous rounds, in case you'd like to have a look:
Hurt and Heal I (characters, winner: Boromir)
Hurt and Heal II (Silmarillion characters, winner: Maedhros)
Hurt and Heal III (characters, winner: Faramir)
Hurt and Heal IV (hobbits, winner: Farmer Maggot)
Hurt and Heal V (Ainur/non-Valar, winner: Melian)
Hurt and Heal VI (weapons and other oddities, winner: Gurthang)
Hurt and Heal VII (dwarves, winner: Gimli)
Hurt and Heal VIII (elves, winner: Maedhros)
Hurt and Heal IX (ladies, winner: Thuringwethil after a very long suspense)
Hurt and Heal X (geography, winner: Hollin)
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Old 10-04-2016, 08:16 AM   #2
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Nominate:

Cold be hand and heart and bone (see below)
Three Rings for the Elven-Kings under the sky (see below)
Learn now the lore of living creatures (see below)

Second:

The King beneath the mountains

Nominations/Secondings
Agan 0/5
Boro 0/4

One the List

The King beneath the mountains (2)
Out of doubt, out of dark to the day's rising (1)
The Shadows where the Mewlips dwell (1)
Cold be hand and heart and bone (1)
Three Rings for the Elven-Kings under the sky (1)
Learn now the lore of living creatures (1)

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Quote:
Cold be hand and heart and bone,
and cold be sleep under stone;
never more to wake on stony bed,
never, till the Sun fails and the Moon is dead.
In the black wind the stars shall die,
and still on gold here let them lie,
til the dark lord lifts his hand
over dead sea and withered land.
Quote:
Three Rings for the Elven-Kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all One Ring to find them
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
Quote:
Learn now the lore of Living Creatures!
First name the four, the free peoples:
Eldest of all, the elf-children;
Dwarf the delver, dark are his houses;
Ent the earthborn, old as mountains;
Man the mortal, master of horses:
Beaver the builder, buck the leaper,
Bear the bee-hunter, boar the fighter;
Hound is hungry, hare is fearful,
Eagle in the eeyrie, ox in pasture,
Hart horn-crowned; hawk is swiftest,
Swan the whitest, serpent coldest
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Old 10-04-2016, 08:34 AM   #3
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I nominate The Shadow Bride (There was a man who dwelt alone):

There was a man who dwelt alone,
as day and night went past
he sat as still as carven stone,
and yet no shadow cast.
The white owls perched upon his head
beneath the winter moon;
they wiped their beaks and thought him dead
under the stars of June.

There came a lady clad in grey
in the twilight shining:
one moment she would stand and stay,
her hair with flowers entwining.
He woke, as had he sprung of stone,
and broke the spell that bound him;
he clasped her fast, both flesh and bone,
and wrapped her shadow round him.

There never more she walks her ways
by sun or moon or star
she dwells below where neither days
nor any nights there are.
But once a year when caverns yawn
and hidden things awake,
They dance together then till dawn
and a single shadow make.
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Old 10-04-2016, 08:37 AM   #4
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Second Out of doubt.

Nominations/Secondings
Agan 0/5
Boro 0/4
G55 2/4

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The King beneath the mountains (2)
Out of doubt, out of dark to the day's rising (2)
The Shadows where the Mewlips dwell (1)
Cold be hand and heart and bone (1)
Alive without breath (1)
Learn now the lore of living creatures (1)
The Shadow Bride (1)
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:09 AM   #5
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The King beneath the mountains (2)
Out of doubt, out of dark to the day's rising (2)
The Shadows where the Mewlips dwell (1)
Cold be hand and heart and bone (1)
Alive without breath (1)
Learn now the lore of living creatures (1)
The Shadow Bride (1)
Alive without breath was my bad. I thought there was another nomination I had, but realized it was only 3. So I went with the Ring verse, instead and accidentally cut out the wrong nomination when copying the list.

Anyway, Alive without breath should be replaced with "Three Rings for the Elven-kings...", unless someone else comes along and nominates Alive without Breath

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The King beneath the mountains (2)
Out of doubt, out of dark to the day's rising (2)
The Shadows where the Mewlips dwell (1)
Cold be hand and heart and bone (1)
Three Rings for the Elven-Kings under the sky (1)
Learn now the lore of living creatures (1)
The Shadow Bride (1)
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:44 AM   #6
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Leaf Beautiful theme!

For now, seconding the Bride and the Ring-verse. Otherwise, I nominate The Wind on the Withered Heath, a beautiful gem often forgotten:
Quote:
The wind was on the withered heath,
but in the forest stirred no leaf:
there shadows lay be night or day,
and dark things silent crept beneath.
The wind came down from mountains cold,
and like a tide it roared and rolled;
the branches groaned, the forest moaned,
and leaves were laid upon the mould.

The wind went on from West to East;
all movement in the forest ceased,
but shrill and harsh across the marsh
its whistling voices were released.

The grasses hissed, their tassels bent,
the reeds were rattling--on it went
o'er shaken pool under heavens cool
where racing clouds were torn and rent.

It passed the Lonely Mountain bare
and swept above the dragon's lair:
there black and dark lay boulders stark
and flying smoke was in the air.

It left the world and took its flight
over the wide seas of the night.
The moon set sail upon the gale,
and stars were fanned to leaping light.

and also nominate Lazy Lob and Crazy Cob, the reason why I was super-happy when I finally got my own copy of The Hobbit, so I could read it whenever I wanted, and spent the Christmas Eve reading it over and over:
Quote:
Lazy Lob and crazy Cob
are weaving webs to wind me.
I am far more sweet than other meat,
but still they cannot find me!
Here am I, naughty little fly;
you are fat and lazy.
You cannot trap me, though you try,
in your cobwebs crazy.
Nominations/Secondings
Agan 0/5
Boro 0/4
G55 2/4
Legate 1/3

On the List

The King beneath the mountains (2)
Out of doubt, out of dark to the day's rising (2)
The Shadows where the Mewlips dwell (1)
Cold be hand and heart and bone (1)
Three Rings for the Elven kings under the sky (2)
Learn now the lore of living creatures (1)
The Shadow Bride (2)
Wind on the Withered Heath (1)
Lazy Lob and Crazy Cob (1)
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Old 10-04-2016, 02:13 PM   #7
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Awesome, thanks for your contributions! I second...
++the Shadow Bride
++the Barrow-Wight's poem
++Wind on the Withered Heath


Legate's story about Lazy Lob and Crazy Cob was the cutest though.

On the List:
The Shadow Bride

Nominations:
The King beneath the mountains (2)
Out of doubt, out of dark to the day's rising (2)
The Shadows where the Mewlips dwell (1)
Cold be hand and heart and bone (2)
Three Rings for the Elven kings under the sky (2)
Learn now the lore of living creatures (1)
Wind on the Withered Heath (2)
Lazy Lob and Crazy Cob (1)

Nominations/Secondings:
Agan 0/2
Boro 0/4
G55 2/4
Legate 1/3
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:32 PM   #8
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Hmm. I thought a facebook post about this would have drawn in more people.
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Hmm. I thought a facebook post about this would have drawn in more people.
It reminded me that I had to visits the downs.

I don't remember participating in this game before, but I will read through the thread tomorrow.
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It reminded me that I had to visits the downs.

I don't remember participating in this game before, but I will read through the thread tomorrow.
Has it already been tomorrow?
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Last time we actually removed the nomination/seconding limits because there were so few people. We might want to consider it unless this picks up.
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:59 AM   #12
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Sorry for the inactivity. I went home for the weekend, which was the end of all things productive.


Second Wind on the Withered Heath. Nominate He Chanted A Song of Wizardry, quoted below.

On the List:
The Shadow Bride
Wind on the Withered Heath

Nominations:
The King beneath the mountains (2)
Out of doubt, out of dark to the day's rising (2)
The Shadows where the Mewlips dwell (1)
Cold be hand and heart and bone (2)
Three Rings for the Elven kings under the sky (2)
Learn now the lore of living creatures (1)
Lazy Lob and Crazy Cob (1)
He chanted a song of wizardry (1)

Nominations/Secondings:
Agan 0/2
Boro 0/4
G55 1/3
Legate 1/3




Quote:
He chanted a song of wizardry,
Of piercing, opening, of treachery,
Revealing, uncovering, betraying.
Then sudden Felagund there swaying
Sang in answer a song of staying,
Resisting, battling against power,
Of secrets kept, strength like a tower,
And trust unbroken, freedom, escape;
Of changing and of shifting shape
Of snares eluded, broken traps,
The prison opening, the chain that snaps.
Backwards and forwards swayed their song.
Reeling and foundering, as ever more strong
The chanting swelled, Felagund fought,
And all the magic and might he brought
Of Elvenesse into his words.
Softly in the gloom they heard the birds
Singing afar in Nargothrond,
The sighing of the Sea beyond,
Beyond the western world, on sand,
On sand of pearls in Elvenland.
Then the gloom gathered; darkness growing
In Valinor, the red blood flowing
Beside the Sea, where the Noldor slew
The Foamriders, and stealing drew
Their white ships with their white sails
From lamplit havens. The wind wails,
The wolf howls. The ravens flee.
The ice mutters in the mouths of the Sea.
The captives sad in Angband mourn.
Thunder rumbles, the fires burn —-
And Finrod fell before the throne.
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I hope you don't mind the format of my nominations. I have included the first bit of the poem, as well as a link to the entire thing.

Anyways this seems promising, the songs and poems of Tolkien has always been very important to me, not only in the context of the books, but also in my personal life.

Anyways, let me know if I have misunderstood something or made a mistake.


Nominations:

Quote:
I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew:
Of wind I sang, a wind there came and in the branches blew.
Beyond the Sun, beyond the Moon, the foam was on the Sea,
And by the strand of Ilmarin there grew a golden Tree.
Beneath the stars of Ever-eve in Eldamar it shone,
In Eldamar beside the walls of Elven Tirion.
There long the golden leaves have grown upon the branching years,
While here beyond the Sundering Seas now fall the Elven-tears.
O Lórien! The Winter comes, the bare and leafless Day;
The leaves are falling in the stream, the River flows away.
O Lórien! Too long I have dwelt upon this Hither Shore
And in a fading crown have twined the golden elanor.
But if of ships I now should sing, what ship would come to me,
What ship would bear me ever back across so wide a Sea?
Quote:
The world world was young, the mountains green,
No stain yet on the Moon was seen,
No words were laid on stream or stone,
When Durin woke and walked alone.
He named the nameless hills and dells;
He drank from yet untasted wells;
He stooped and looked in Mirrormere,
And saw a crown of stars appear,
As gems upon a silver thread,
Above the shadow of his head.
Seconding:
Cold be hand and heart and bone
Out of doubt, out of dark to the day's rising


On the List:
The Shadow Bride
Wind on the Withered Heath
Out of doubt, out of dark to the day's rising
Cold be hand and heart and bone

Nominations:
The King beneath the mountains (2)
The Shadows where the Mewlips dwell (1)
Three Rings for the Elven kings under the sky (2)
Learn now the lore of living creatures (1)
Lazy Lob and Crazy Cob (1)
He chanted a song of wizardry (1)
The world world was young, the mountains green (1)
I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew (1)

Nominations/Secondings:
Agan 0/2
Boro 0/4
G55 1/3
Legate 1/3
Rune 1/3
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