Definitions

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  • proper n. The land of the elves. Home of the elves.

Etymologies

Elfland is a modern compound word for elf land and comes from the idea of an elf home (Elfhame) in Old English ballads and Álfheim in Old Norse mythology. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • During the 1930s, elvish Americans (and Canadians) were recruited to work in Elfland, which then had a labor shortage.

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  • The man who spent seven years in Elfland with its queen, and when he returned was unable to say anything but the truth.

    Spent my last ten dollars on condiments and beer

  • Several well-known legends make sense if we assume that Elfland is matriarchal rather than patriarchal.

    September 20th, 2006

  • Moving into fantasy: If Elfland is cheaper than our world, living there and commuting to here might make sense.

    February 22nd, 2006

  • Writing: "My Day in Elfland" -- A bit more added to the story-like outline, and I have a sense of the viewpoint character.

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  • Writing: "My Day in Elfland" (working title, needs changing) -- Yesterday while I did laundry, I worked out most of the plot in my head.

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  • Writing: "Crossings" (working title; formerly "My Day in Elfland") -- I've now got the ending, which requires reshaping the viewpoint character slightly.

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  • I have a general idea of the setting: Elfland is at about our level of technology, and they don't ordinarily use anything they consider magical.

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  • Writing: "My Day in Elfland" (working title) -- Got the beginning down.

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  • I've been thinking about dumpster diving in Elfland.

    September 20th, 2006

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