do you know of any fics where all the Feanorians are women? I looked on AO3 in the relevant tags but there's just modern AU and individual character genderswaps - including femslash Russingon, which is nice, but I want DAUGHTERS OF FEANOR
this ask made me think two things:
a) I am so sad that I do not know of any fics like this
b) I had a long conversation with kassmodeus at some point about how, given that the stories of the First Age have clearly mostly come down to us via the Numenorean tradition and given how little we in modern times actually know about Elves, it is entirely possible that the reason the Silm is so dude-heavy is that ancient Men actually found it very difficult to tell the difference between male and female Elves. they’re a different species. they wear complicated clothes. the sexual dimorphism is subtle anyway. (’they all just look sort of beautiful and leggy, like orchid mantises with good hair!’)
so what if in fact fifty percent of the characters in the Silm are female and the Men just couldn’t work out which ones? ‘what pronouns do we go with?’ ‘just assume male for now and if it starts making out with a handsome male human then maybe it was female after all.’
The only girl Elves Men are completely sure about, in fact, are Luthien, Idril, and Arwen.
wait, no, three things: