Parma Eruseen

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Archive
Name: Parma Eruseen
Date(s): 2003-2006
Archivist: DeeDee, Licia
Founder: DeeDee
Type: fanfiction, fan poetry, fan art and essays
Fandom: The Lord of the Rings
URL: Parma Eruseen (via WBM)
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Parma Eruseen was a medium-sized, selective archive for Lord of the Rings fanfiction, fan poetry, fan art and essays, founded on March 2, 2003 by DeeDee.

The archivists were DeeDee and Licia, with a team of moderators who helped to select content including Anaria, Arwen Rose, Elessar's Girl, Lhunuial, Maggie and Rose Gamgee. It ran two rounds of the Parma Awards. The site included a discussion forum. It was the sister site of the Emyn Arnen Fanfiction Archive and a member of the Middle Earth Webring.

The archivists state:

Parma Eruseen is not elitist, but we like good stories with proper spelling and grammar, plot development, and realistic characters and dialogue.[1]

History

Parma Eruseen was founded in March 2, 2003 by DeeDee as a fanfiction archive, and extended to artworks in December 2003. The archive was last online in around 2006.

Contents

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As of March 2005, Parma Eruseen housed the work of 202 authors and 28 artists, with 488 stories, 189 poems, 62 essays and 81 works of art.[2][3] Unusually, the archive included works in six languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch and Swedish. The archive was perhaps best known for its collections of essays and poetry.

The fanfiction was mainly gen, but non-explicit het and slash were also archived, with a maximum rating of mild R. RPS was not archived. Non-canonical pairings were accepted, but the archivists stated that some pairings: are a little too out there. Just keep it within the realm of canon. Sauron/Rosie shippers, this means you.[1] In general, the archivists preferred works that stayed close to canon:

We're not strict about sticking to canon, but please don't venture too far from it either. We won't double-check your geography in our Atlas of Middle-earth, and we'll respect that interpretations vary. If you need a small stream where there isn't one, then make a stream. But don't move the Anduin to the Shire. You get the idea. ;-)[1]

A Print Collection

In 2005, the archivists compiled a keepsake print copy of some of the archive's content into a 234 page paperback titled "The Parma Eruseen Essay Collection". [4]

See Parma Eruseen: the essay collection.

Art Gallery

Artwork featured on the forum's CafePress store.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Parma Eruseen: Submission Guidelines (accessed 4 May 2012)
  2. Parma Eruseen: Writings (7 March 2005) (accessed 4 May 2012)
  3. Parma Eruseen: Artwork (7 March 2005) (accessed 4 May 2012)
  4. [s=http://www.lulu.com/shop/the-parma-eruseen-essay-collection/paperback/product-219542.html source].