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Biography:   My name is Celeritas, and I am one half of a young woman's writing personality. My cantankerous alter ego, Sagitta, handles plot points, canon, and nitpicks; while I handle characterization, emotion, and theme.

The stories you see below you are the products of both our minds.

If you want to know more about me, keep on reading, or feel free to visit and/or friend my livejournal, at http://labourslamp.livejournal.com.

Inspirations:

Of course, I can’t not thank the Professor for pretty much all his work has ever done for me—inspired me to write not only fan fiction but also original fantasy, sparked my interest in language and linguistics, sparked my love for history (don’t the great tales never end?), etc.—but I wanted to take this space to acknowledge those whose influence is (IMO) sorely lacked in fandom these days.

First of all, Brian Sibley, for proving to me that maybe my assessment of the characters wasn’t delusional, and that a canonical adaptation of LotR is possible within thirteen hours.

Next, Ian Holm, Bill Nighy, William O’Callaghan, and John McAndrew for making the hobbits come alive for me in a way both distinct from and more beautiful to me than in the films. After much effort, all four actors have proved to be a lovely litmus test for in-character writing, because if a story is true to their characters as presented in the books it will sustain their voices saying the characters’ lines.

In addition, thanks and love to the rest of the 1981 BBC LotR cast. What a journey! If any author or would-be author is reading this biography by mistake or design, try to get your hands on this and listen to it for a different interpretation than Jacksonian fare.

Much love must go to whoever planned all of the hobbitty songs in the London stage show, especially “Now and For Always.” Kudos for getting it right, and not shying away from basing your material directly off hobbit lines.

Also for the musical, the whole design team, for creating a Middle-Earth that was visually and musically different from the films, but just as valid as they.

Also James Loye, for being our first Singing Frodo, and for having brown eyes. You have no more excuses, Woodaholics. None whatsoever. ;-)

And finally, thanks to PJ and co. for providing me with the most inspiration I get when writing fan fic. I get inspired by all the things you got right, and Sagitta gets inspired to correct all the things you got wrong.



~Celeritas
bullet Celeritas' Birthday Bash 2013 by Celeritas Last Updated: 7/29/2013
A compilation of ficlets written by the author on the occasion of her birthday, according to the requests of her friends and acquaintances.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 10 Published: 7/29/2013
bullet A White Shell by Celeritas Last Updated: 6/29/2013
Being a continuation of the doings of the hobbits of the Shire as the Third Age slips out of memory and into legend.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 12 Published: 3/25/2009
bullet Celeritas' Birthday Bash 2012 by Celeritas Last Updated: 11/4/2012
A compilation of ficlets written by the author on the extremely belated occasion of her birthday, according to the requests of her friends and acquaintances.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 13 Published: 11/4/2012
bullet Vairë Was a Weaver, or, Real Men Wear Corsets by Celeritas Last Updated: 10/22/2011
Arwen gets bored one day and sets in motion a chain of events that no one except the Author can entirely predict. Diaphragms are squeezed, hobbits wear skorts, things catch on fire, and the whole City seems to go mad for a day, and yet somehow everything seems to end up slightly better off than it started. AU (thank the Valar!), inspired in part by Shakespearean farces, Terry Pratchett, and high school spirit weeks. Finished for GFIC's Big Bang challenge. NOW COMPLETE!!
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 85 Published: 8/12/2011
bullet 9 by Celeritas Last Updated: 8/22/2011
Nine six-word fics written for the great_tales microfic challenge on Livejournal. Since part of the challenge of six-word fics is to tell a full story using only these six words, these are presented devoid of any other context, including summaries, titles, and lists of characters involved.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 9 Published: 8/22/2011
bullet Sharing Sam by Celeritas Last Updated: 8/5/2011
The efforts of Frodo Baggins to make peace, if not friends, with Miss Rose Cotton, and to prepare her for her new life.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 5 Published: 10/10/2008
bullet Celeritas' Birthday Bash 2011 by Celeritas Last Updated: 7/29/2011
A compilation of ficlets written by the author on the occasion of her birthday, according to the requests of her friends and acquaintances.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 21 Published: 7/29/2011
bullet Until the End of Their Days by Celeritas Last Updated: 6/28/2011
An outbreak of fever has turned Peregrin Took unusually somber--and worried. Merry hopes to take his mind off things with some planning. This story was written for LotR GFIC's remix challenge, remixing Dreamflower's Pippin/Diamond romance "It Takes a Took." Knowing the story and that particular writer's take on the Shire will yield a richer reading experience, but is not necessary.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 6/27/2011
bullet Read and Review by Celeritas Last Updated: 6/26/2011
Sometimes a writer just can't please everyone, as Frodo discovers... Co-written with Dreamflower and resulting from a late-night IM conversation and too much fanfic exposure... Now featuring a reference list!
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 6/23/2011
bullet The Sandbox by Celeritas Last Updated: 2/5/2011
When you're playing around with characters separated by time, your possibilities are limited. Wait until the afterlife and they're limitless. Set in a Limbo-of-the-Fathers type place and within my OCs' universe, these are outright magisterial fics not to be taken as seriously as my other work. Chapter Three was written for hobbit_ficathon on Livejournal.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 3 Published: 1/7/2009
bullet Filling In the Corners by Celeritas Last Updated: 2/4/2011
A collection of gapfillers set within my Fourth-Age manuscript universe and mostly featuring the OCs of that tale. Individual chapters are set in chronological order and contain the chapter in the main works past which the story may be read without fear of spoilers. Newest tale is Chapter Six.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 6 Published: 9/22/2009
bullet Better Once than Never by Celeritas Last Updated: 1/2/2011
It's the Yule after the Troubles, new circumstances have changed the Cottons' wassail, and Rosie is feeling put out.

A tale of cunning plans gone awry and a prequel of sorts to Sharing Sam.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 1/2/2011
bullet Dreaming of Estella by Celeritas Last Updated: 12/20/2010
One of Merry's dreams on the Quest gets far, far ahead of him...
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/20/2010
bullet Lullaby by Celeritas Last Updated: 12/9/2010
There’s a song stuck in Elanor’s head and she can’t quite remember what it is, or where it came from, though she's sure she ought to know...
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/9/2010
bullet Celeritas' Birthday Bash 2010 by Celeritas Last Updated: 7/30/2010
Celeritas' second fandom-birthday, celebrated in true hobbit fashion by the gifting of 16 ficlets.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 17 Published: 7/30/2010
bullet To Absent Friends by Celeritas Last Updated: 1/8/2010
Frodo works to maintain old traditions and create new ones when his relatives prevail upon him to leave Bag End for Yule. A fic about nothing, and everything. Written for Dreamflower for the Genfic Community's Yule Fic Exchange 2009.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 3 Published: 1/8/2010
bullet Celeritas' Birthday Bash 2009 by Celeritas Last Updated: 7/29/2009
Being a celebration of the first-year anniversary since Celeritas delurked, conducted by the fulfilling of prompts given to her by the fandom.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 16 Published: 7/16/2009
bullet That One Time You Saved My Life by Celeritas Last Updated: 3/28/2009
For Socrates399, as a reward for knowing obscure Dickensian characters whose last names make their way into my fan-fiction. She requested something about Frodo and Sam.

I duly complied with this semi-humorous tale about the difficulties of readjusting to living with someone you haven't seen in years.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 3/28/2009
bullet Keep Alive the Memory by Celeritas Last Updated: 1/5/2009
A tale concerning manuscripts and a disbelieving generations of hobbits c. S.R. 1540. Story is now complete with Author's Notes added.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 18 Published: 9/22/2008