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Lotr_Silm: Brothers by Hedonistbyheart Lotr_Silm: Brothers by Hedonistbyheart
This is inspired by a fanfic I've recently read, but unfortunately I've forgotten the name of it^^;

Elrond and Elros have just been captured and because they are tiny and terrified, Maglor has sung them to sleep, keeping them close as he himself nods off, near a warming fire. While they sleep, Maedhros keeps vigil, brushing a strand of hair from his only remaining brother's face.

I always waver between crying a river or melting with the amount of fluff in this part of the story. It's a pity it's only a couple of sentences long in the Silmarillion:XD:
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Briling Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Maedhros...! Maglor...! Itty bitty Elrond and Elros...!!

Nit to pick: Oh, but Elves don't sleep. They do a sort of trance-thingy, but they don't actually sleep. Otherwise, pardon me while I have an attack of fangirl-ness. And possibly die of squee. Love 
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Hedonistbyheart Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
True, Maglor's eyes should be open at least, I know, but I think he would be a bit creepy-looking if I drew him like thatXD;
Glad you like it regardless^^
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neon-izumi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
When I saw the picture it immediatly reminded me of this fanfiction:
History Lessons by Nilmandra [Ch.8]:

"Maglor sang into the night, the strains imparting comfort to all who listened, and when he finally slept, the children were snug against him, in skin contact with him and each other, and their spirits held steady. 

Maedhros sat near the campfire, listening and watching. When Maglor finally slept, he crept near and kneeled beside them. He touched each one, feeling the strengthened feä of each of the children and the power that still emanated from his own brother. He could feel that this had drained Maglor some, tired him, and resting his own good hand on his brother's forehead he concentrated on giving what he could of himself to replenish his brother."

Not sure if it is the fanfiction you read, but I think I will always have your picture in my mind when I read this storyHeart  

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Hedonistbyheart Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
I don't think it was, but that's remarkably similar none the less - I'm really glad you can use my depiction to imagine it though! :heart: :)
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zevranarainai1 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
arjgihbdfbjfbg I'm literally going to cry!!! Seriously, my heart clenched and my eyes got teary.

I agree with you, it's a pity that it's such a short part of the book. Everything is like that anyways, which is sad cuz I would have loved to go into depth with the characters, but it's more like a history account.
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Hedonistbyheart Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
aww, don't cry! though I'm glad it affected you:)

it IS like a history-book, I would have loved more detail!
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zevranarainai1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Yeah, it's always good when a picture or drawing affects the viewer and created emotion.

*sigh* it will only stay as a wish
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Hedonistbyheart Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
yes, it is the final goal of the artist really:)

yes, you're probably right:(
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MaidAlana Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
The fanfic wasn't Four Hands Around by French Pony, was it?
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Hedonistbyheart Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
No, I like that one a lot and I have read it before, but it was a fic that began at the sacking of Sirion, I'm pretty sure^^
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Kitt-Otter Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sniff! I need to find that fanfic! I love the red tones here!
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Hedonistbyheart Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
yeah, sorry I can't remember^^; I think I found it on Silmarillion Writers' guild though:) I'm glad you like the tones, I wanted to practice them!:D
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JuMclia Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The heartache! Elrond and Elros are so alone and the remaining Feanorians have just lost their younger brother(s).
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Hedonistbyheart Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Exactly! It must have been a bit of a slap in the face to find those two, right after they lost their own twin(s):/ Maglor loved them regardless though:)
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JuMclia Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I take the raising of Elrond and Elros as a reclaiming of lost innocence. Just because Amabrussa was the youngest, it doesn't mean they were the most noble. Theoretically they had the fewest memories of Valinor and were born when Feanor and Nerdanel were already past their golden happiness.
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Hedonistbyheart Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Yeah maybe it could be seen like that, but I don't think Maglor took them in to try and reclaim his own innocence, both he and Maedhros were in far too deep for that^^;
As for Ambarussa, their brothers would have loved them regardless of whether they were noble or not and the loss would still have hurt, I think.
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Vanillekeks Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Ohh I love all these Silmarillion drawings of yours! ;w; This is one of my favourite parts of the book too! They are such a tragic, beautiful family.
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Hedonistbyheart Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thanks so much, It makes me really happy to know you like them:heart: And aren't they just!

(also, my solemn apologies for not getting back to you on email, I just really haven't found the time to write you a proper response. I promise I will once rl levels with me:))
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Vanillekeks Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Yes, yes they are! *has now the intense urge to ff*

(Oh, don't stress it! If you'd rather tumblr just say so! XD But either way, don't worry, I am not going anywhere. Especially if you tempt me with art like that. :D)
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Hedonistbyheart Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
oh! oh! please do! (and then let me read~~:D)
(sounds good!:heart:)
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Vanillekeks Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Hehe, working on it! :D (I have some stuff written up already, but no coherent story sadly.)
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Hedonistbyheart Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
aww, oh well, hopefully it'll get coherent at some point:) I usually end up really wanting to write about them, but then I don't get much further than a couple of pages of unabashed angst!fluff:XD: I wish I knew this elusive creature called plot:XD:
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Vanillekeks Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Haha, well, my problem is more like... I have a plot, but the thing is such a huge monstrosity that I don't have time enough to write all that I want to write. But I have some finished scenes which fit into a timeline. XD *feels accomplished*
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Hedonistbyheart Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
oh well that's kind of a good thing?:XD: It's better to have too much to write than too little!
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Athle Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Yay! More Lord of the Rings universe drawings!! :-D
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Hedonistbyheart Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
yup, the mood struck me again:)
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emmiko28 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
sad, sad moments ... :(
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Hedonistbyheart Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Indeed and yet somehow sweet as well:)
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Miyucchi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Waaa! ;^; Why did they kidnapped the poor things?? ;A;
At least, they took good care of them??
I love Maglor's profile and the light of the picture a lot x3
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Hedonistbyheart Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
uh, long story:XD: But basically because they had killed or driven away everyone who could take care of them, because of a stupid oath^^; But despite that they did take good care of them, yeah. They're somewhat bad, but they are still elves:XD:
I'm glad you like the light, it was something I wanted to practice:)
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