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Biography:   For various reasons, Embers is the last story I will post here. My main archive is SWG, and my profile there is in my links list. My non-Tolkien fic is on AO3. I have not stopped writing; since 2012, all of my stories have been posted exclusively on SWG and AO3. There are a handful of LotR-focused fics on MPTT, if you wish to read them there instead of on AO3.

I first read LotR shortly before the movies came out and liked them well enough, though it took me nearly a year to pick up RotK after I finished TT because I had convinced myself Frodo was going to die. I reread LotR after RotK the movie was released and, from there, moved straight into The Silmarillion, which I fell in love with immediately.

I first became involved in Tolkien fandom-- primarily LotR-- on in the 2004 to 2006 timeframe. I slid out of the fandom and didnít return until the fall of 2008-- this time, to the Silmarillion subsection.

I'm partial to the Elves in general and the FŽanorians in particular. I am primarily a character writer and most of my stories focus on Maglor or Elrond.

Constructive criticism is always welcome, though please be aware I do use some British spellings.

Due to spam, my email isn't available here. The easiest ways to reach me are via my LJ or the contact form on SWG.

Works based on mine: Fanart is always welcome. Please ask if you want to translate anything or write fic. Everything else-- including podfic-- is a no.

RAFA 'verse (The list is in chronological order, and the stories in paranthesis are outside the main storyline. The rest of the 'verse is posted on SWG.)

Never Look Back
(Every Wish)
Rise Again From Ashes

bullet Embers by Independence1776 Last Updated: 8/31/2011
Maglor's journey through the Ages. Linked ficlets leading directly into "Rise Again From Ashes."
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/31/2011
bullet Rise Again From Ashes by Independence1776 Last Updated: 2/27/2011
After spending millennia wandering Middle-earth, Maglor returns to Valinor, where he attempts to adjust to both his Valar-imposed restrictions and living once more with the Eldar. Nominated in the 2011 MEFAs.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 27 Published: 5/29/2010
bullet Every Wish by Independence1776 Last Updated: 8/27/2009
Short story duology consisting of "Every Wish" and "Falling Stars." The former is rated G and the latter rated R for brief torture and mature themes. Written for SWG's "AkallabÍth in August" challenge.

Every Wish: MestiŽ prepares for her wedding.

Falling Stars: MestiŽ and Alagos suffer the consequences of breaking Ar-GimilzŰr's laws.

Nominated in the 2010 MEFAs.
Rating: R Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 8/19/2009
bullet Judgement by Independence1776 Last Updated: 8/13/2009
AU. After the War of Wrath, Maglor surrenders to EŲnwŽ. First place in AUs: General in the 2009 MEFAs.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/13/2009
bullet Never Look Back by Independence1776 Last Updated: 8/5/2009
Elrond has difficulty coming to terms with Elros' choice and their impending separation. Written for the first prompt of the Silmarillion Writers' Guild "AkallabÍth in August" challenge.

Nominated in the 2010 MEFAs.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/5/2009
bullet The Well by Independence1776 Last Updated: 8/2/2009
Post Fourth Age. Maglor meets someone unexpected. Second place in Times: Modern Times: General in the 2009 MEFAs.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/2/2009