Ch. 05 – Sensibility


POV – Bilbo

In which Bilbo remembers past Yules, Frodo talks business, Gilda gets a present, and Bilbo ponders another trip.


We get more insight into Bilbo’s past, as well as some hints of what will be in the future.

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Ch. 04 – Assumptions


POV – Bilbo

In which Dalin encounters a flock of little birds, all the right lies are spread, faces are matched with names, and Bilbo contemplates Sara’s fate.


Bilbo is not happy with any of his relatives. Continue reading Ch. 04 – Assumptions

OMY – Character file posted

Just a quick note that I’ve posted a PDF on listing all On Merry Yule (OMY) characters. The link is in the navigation bar “Shire Stories – Extra Stuff”.

I’m going to try to tweak it a bit to make it easier to read (Excel doesn’t convert well to PDF, sigh…) but new characters are going to start adding up quickly and I figured you needed the reference sooner rather than later.

Also, I’m still working on the big monster genealogy file which lists out the relationships.

New chapter will go up this weekend.


The False Promise of Protest

As a process analyst, I don’t just draw pictures. That’s a small part of all I do. Pictures are good to communicate motion – start here, end there, these things go together, green means go, red means stop, and so forth. Mostly, though, I write stuff down.

I’m pretty sure no one but me actually reads all the words I write and that’s OK.

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