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Yuletide Calendar 17 & 18

December 20th, 2011 (05:57 pm)

Still way behind... But the nature of blue is revealed!


Days 17 & 18

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17 18

Fandom: The Lord of the Rings, Fourth Age (after the War of the Ring)
Pairing: Legolas/Eowyn
Rating: G
Summary: Why are the trees in Eryn Hollen dying? Legolas and Eowyn investigate.
Disclaimer: The Lord of the Rings and its characters were created by JRR Tolkien and brought to the screen by Peter Jackson. No offence is intended and no profit is being made by borrowing them for use in this story.
Author's Notes: As usual, if you haven't read any of my earlier Legolas/Eowyn stories, this will be crack!fic :-)


Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: December 23rd, 2011 12:09 pm (UTC)

They don't seem to make it any more -- I don't know what's in modern powders/liquids. Before synthetic blue they used ground lapis lazuli, so only the very rich could afford it.

When I was young we used regularly to drive past a disused blue factory. It was in the middle of a forest, built from green slate, and it was totally bright, bright blue! It used to fascinate me. (Apparently, it's now a hotel). I don't know how much damage the blue itself did, but it was made from some pretty noxious stuff.

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