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West of the Moon

 

Greetings!  Welcome to West of the Moon!  West of the Moon is, quite simply, a haven for all things concerning hobbits.  The archive opened on February 15th, 2003, accepting hobbit-centric Gen and Slash stories, as well as poetry and filks. 

For the first 2 years, the archive existed in a peer-reviewed format—stories were accepted into the archive on a case-by-case basis, after review by West of the Moon staff.  In 2005, the format of the archive changed to “posting by approved author”, so that all authors who met West of the Moon’s standards were free to post what they wished. 

The archive was “frozen in time” on February 18th, 2008 –almost 5 years to the day from its birth.  At the time of freezing, West of the Moon was home to 216 authors, and a total of 1505 stories (789 Gen and 716 Slash) as well as 68 poems. 

Come, pull up a comfy chair beside the fire, and settle yourself in for hours of fun and adventure, and tales both so joyful and heartbreaking that they will change forever your vision of these humble inhabitants of the Shire, and perhaps your perceptions of life as well.  I do hope you enjoy this place as much as I have.  Namárië!

-Shadow

 

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