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75% banter, 20% soap opera, 5% fratty humor; 100% dramamonsters.
—The Description of Dancing With My Punchlines

Dancing With My Punchlines is a The Silmarillion fanfic by LiveOakWithMoss.

An AU fic set in the modern day, it mainly follows the sons of Feanor through their relationship drama, of which there is a lot. Maedhros is stuck in a job he hates, and is still trying to hide his relationship with Fingon from his father. Maglor is a musician looking for his big break. Celegorm is a jock who still hasn't moved on from a painful break-up. Caranthir is a moody college student, Curufin is an asshole and the twins are rebellious teenagers.

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This fic provides examples of:

  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Between Curufin and Finrod.
  • Kissing Cousins: Maedhros and Fingon, even if they're only step-cousins. Also Finrod and Caranthir, and later Finrod and Curufin.
  • Lethal Chef: Well, more like lethal chefs, Maedhros doesn't trust Amrod and Amras with a stove, after the one time they tried to make breakfast.
    Amras: Dad said the fumes weren’t even toxic.
  • Manly Gay: Ecthelion, who is a cadet in the military, and Orome, a former international rugby player.
  • Really Gets Around: At the start of the fic Finrod is dating Amarie, and by the end has also been with Caranthir and Curufin.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: Caranthir views himself as this compared to his brothers.
    Caranthir:I’m not particularly easy to talk to, I’m not nice or interesting, or that good at anything, and everyone knows I’m the ugly one.
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  • Trickster Twins: Amrod and Amras.
  • Wine Is Classy: Lampshaded by Aredhel in Chapter 12.
    Aredhel: I am not a drunk. I am classy. I am like a – European type thing. I am drinking wine, nerds, not your plerbian – plebiran – peasant-ass beer. I am a fuckin’ class-act.

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