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Biography:   I have enjoyed reading the LotRs stories so much that I had to contribute. I am awed by the talent of some of the writers that post here and want to be a part of that. LotRs makes my imagination soar, and I love its characters as deeply as if they were real. Wouldn't we all move to Middle-earth, if we could? For those of you who are interested, I am also a 48-year old woman who works at home running e-Bay auctions and doing about any sort of custom computer work. I am a full-time caregiver to my mother and sister, four budgies (parakeets) who think they're people, and spend any time left painting, cooking, growing roses and writing LotRs fanfiction and haunting LotR websites. E-MAIL: budgielover@npgcable.com.
bullet Walking Near the Edge by Budgielover Last Updated: 11/26/2012
The Ring-bearer's improving condition is soon to result in his over-zealous caregivers discovering the ingratitude of hobbits. What was meant to be a quiet, gentle comfort-story falls afoul of bored, vengeful hobbit-folk.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 8 Published: 8/23/2009
bullet Dangerous Folk by Budgielover Last Updated: 4/20/2008
Chpt. 11 - COMPLETE. Gimli's plan succeeds, but the aftermath results in Gandalf's decision to retrace their steps rather than continue on. Frodo is subjected to Aragorn's prescriptions and Merry to Boromir's growing understanding of hobbit-behaviour.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 11 Published: 7/9/2007
bullet A Lesson on Hobbits by Budgielover Last Updated: 3/19/2008
Even Middle-earth's (self-proclaimed) authority on hobbits gets a lesson one evening. A lesson from the Ring-bearer teaches Boromir something important about hobbits… and on the freezing slopes of Caradhas, Gimli is taught a lesson from all the hobbits. Then Legolas receives a lesson of his own. And Aragorn learns something very important about hobbits, which he must teach to the other Big People of the Fellowship.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 5 Published: 12/10/2004
bullet Shadows of a Nameless Fear by Budgielover Last Updated: 1/11/2007
Chapter 21 - "In a Place Silhouetted by Sunshine" - COMPLETE. All parties regroup at the inn, where one hurdle still remains to the Ring-bearer's safety and return to health.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 21 Published: 5/8/2006
bullet Peregrins and Pendulums by Budgielover Last Updated: 3/29/2006
Chapter 4 added. Pre-Quest. A series of short, sweet stories in which Frodo and Merry bravely undertake the care of little Pippin, set not long after Bilbo leaves the Shire. Refusing to believe that lasses find their 11-year old cousin Pippin more adorable than himself, Merry drags Frodo back to the inn for a rematch.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 1/4/2004
bullet Getting to Know You... by Budgielover Last Updated: 3/29/2006
A series of gentle stories about the forming of the Fellowship; the 'getting to know you' period during which strangers become friends. I) A Moment in the Morning in Bree, in which the hobbits observe a very strange habit of Men. II) Out on the Road From Bree, in which Aragorn learns that hobbits react very differently to being carried.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 2 Published: 1/19/2006
bullet Pride Goeth After A Fall by Budgielover Last Updated: 3/29/2006
A hard morning’s work is interrupted by Merry’s grandiose plans, resulting in dives into ditches, humiliation, and shouting.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 3/29/2006
bullet Caught Between the Light and Dark by Budgielover Last Updated: 10/20/2005
Chapter Fifteen. Luck turns in the Fellowship's favor and provides an escape from the Ringwraith, but danger follows fast on their heels as they try to flee before the goblins can pursue them. COMPLETE.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 15 Published: 2/27/2005
bullet Toffees, Troubles and Tooks by Budgielover Last Updated: 2/15/2005
Written for Marigold’s Challenge No. 13 to answer the question, When was the first time that Pippin went to visit at Brandy Hall without his family? And what happens when Merry decides that little Pippin is HIS baby? My thanks to Marigold for the beta.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/15/2005
bullet What Should Not Be Forgotten by Budgielover Last Updated: 11/20/2004
The cost of the Quest is brought home to the Ring-bearer by a morning spent with friends and kin in a courtyard of Minis Tirith.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/20/2004
bullet The Forest Has Eyes by Budgielover Last Updated: 11/3/2004
Chapter 8. Complete. The Fellowship seeks to reunite with their last members but finds that the forest's safe-passage fails as they move deeper into the woods. And farther on, the forest's anger turns to action as it summons the means to deal with Gimli and Pippin.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 9 Published: 5/11/2004
bullet Campfire Tales by Budgielover Last Updated: 10/18/2004
Chapter 1 of a series of tales told 'round the campfire at the end of the day's march. Dedicated to Azaela, who wanted to know just how Aragorn knew exactly what Pippin had done in “Just A Bit of Fun.”
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 1 Published: 10/18/2004
bullet Missteps in the Night by Budgielover Last Updated: 10/17/2004
A forbidden midnight foray by hungry hobbits into Rivendell's kitchens takes an unexpected turn when Pippin has an accident. Takes place during the early part of "Recovery in Rivendell."
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/17/2004
bullet This Too Shall Pass by Budgielover Last Updated: 8/18/2004
The Fellowship's mood is not improved by a series of pranks perpetrated by bored young hobbits. Legolas decides to teach the suspects a lesson.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 3 Published: 8/18/2004
bullet Sweets and Secret Ingredients by Budgielover Last Updated: 6/22/2004
A lovesick Pippin seeks to make amends after his poem to Lady Arwen arouses Aragorn’s ire. His well-intentioned effort is regrettably not helped by the assistance of his fellow hobbits. Takes place after “Bribery and Blackmail” and during “Recovery in Rivendell.” Chapter 2 added, "The Morning After."
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 5/8/2004
bullet Riding the Nightmare by Budgielover Last Updated: 6/15/2004
Complete. On the banks of the Anduin, the surviving members of the Fellowship of the Ring followed their missing Ring-bearer to a terrible, tragic ages-old secret.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 8 Published: 12/30/2003
bullet A Different Sort of Game by Budgielover Last Updated: 6/6/2004
Boromir’s suggestion of a different sort of game while on the road to the Redhorn Pass provides the hobbits an opportunity to show up the Big Folk. Takes place after “The Forest Has Eyes” and before “Snowball Fight.”
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/6/2004
bullet Just A Bit of Fun by Budgielover Last Updated: 5/13/2004
Merry and Pippin experience a very bad day one morning in Rivendell, and Frodo suffers the consequences. Set after "Home Cooking Hobbit-Style" and during "Recovery in Rivendell."
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/12/2004
bullet Out of All Knowledge by Budgielover Last Updated: 4/19/2004
Chapter Fifteen. Complete. The story of what the hobbits felt and experienced those dreadful four nights and three days as a dying Frodo is brought to Rivendell.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 15 Published: 8/28/2003
bullet A Desperate Race by Budgielover Last Updated: 3/9/2004
Fearing what they might find, Aragorn, Glorfindel and the hobbits race to Frodo's aid at the Ford of Bruinen. Takes place after "Merry's Errand" and before "Out of All Knowledge." This story was written for Marigold’s second challenge for The Tales of the Red Book. These wonderful stories can be found at http://www.livejournal.com/users/talesofredbook/.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 3/9/2004
bullet Home Cooking Hobbit-Style by Budgielover Last Updated: 2/11/2004
In a well-intentioned effort to encourage the reluctant Frodo to eat, Merry, Pippin and Sam take over Rivendell's kitchens to cook him his favorite foods.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/11/2004
bullet Recovery in Rivendell by Budgielover Last Updated: 12/5/2003
An involved tale of the Ringbearer's recovery in Rivendell after his wounding on Weathertop, the adventures and experiences of he and his kin and friends, the forming of the Fellowship, and the preparation for the Quest to save Middle-earth. Takes place after "Out of All Knowledge" and before "The Ruin of Men and Elves."
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 62 Published: 8/5/2003
bullet Bribery and Blackmail by Budgielover Last Updated: 11/1/2003
Seeking a way to thank Lord Elrond for his care of Frodo and themselves, Merry, Pippin and Sam decide to give the Master of Rivendell a unique hobbit-type gift. Story takes place between "Out of All Knowledge" and "Intruder."
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/1/2003
bullet Bilbo's Deep, Dark Secret by Budgielover Last Updated: 9/27/2003
Newly come to Bag End, young Frodo sets himself to discover his Uncle Bilbo's deep, dark secret. Written on a challenge from Cellibella. Set before "Sam's First Midsummers Faire."
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/27/2003
bullet Pippin's Little Experiment by Budgielover Last Updated: 9/22/2003
Just arrived at The Prancing Pony in Bree, the hobbits are relaxing after dinner when Frodo makes an unpleasant discovery and Pippin tries to help, but gets side-tracked by his curiosity about Men. Written as a birthday present for Kit/Kimby/Pippinswolf.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/22/2003
bullet Leavetaking by Budgielover Last Updated: 8/27/2003
A silly little snippet written as an epilogue to my "Some Nameless Place" in which the Fellowship is prevented once again from leaving what remains of the little town.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/27/2003
bullet Some Nameless Place by Budgielover Last Updated: 8/27/2003
In desperate need of supplies, the Fellowship makes the mistake of deciding to enter a small town of Men, and those who have been sent to hunt down the Ring-bearer find him. Takes place between "The Ruin of Men and Elves" and "Snowball Fight."
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 25 Published: 8/4/2003
bullet Merry's Errand by Budgielover Last Updated: 8/20/2003
Merry’s routine firewood gathering errand turns dangerous when a band of brigands hunts the hobbits and Strider after Weathertop. Takes place before "A Desperate Race."
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 8/5/2003
bullet October Quickenings by Budgielover Last Updated: 8/9/2003
The first anniversary of Frodo's wounding on Weathertop arrives, and Sam is not there when he is needed. Takes place after "What Should Not Be Forgotten."
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 8/8/2003
bullet Tale-Spinning (Poem) by Budgielover Last Updated: 8/8/2003
A poem in iambic meter celebrating the tradition of tale-spinning. I picture Bilbo in my mind, seated before the children at his Party, giving them the gift of imagination.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/8/2003
bullet All Evil Things by Budgielover Last Updated: 8/8/2003
As the Fellowship continues its journey through Moria, Merry comes to an awful realization, and sees it proved true before his eyes. Takes place after "Stars in the Dark."
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 5 Published: 8/8/2003
bullet Snowball Fight by Budgielover Last Updated: 8/8/2003
A gap-filler of what occured during the Fellowship's doomed attempt upon cruel Caradhras. Takes place after "The Ruin of Men and Elves" and before "Stars in the Dark." Chosen as a "Best Bet" of Week 6 by Marigold, Marigold's Recommendations Page, http://www.geocities.com/baylorsr/marigold.html. (Author is very proud!)
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 18 Published: 8/8/2003
bullet The Ruin of Men and Elves by Budgielover Last Updated: 8/8/2003
As the Fellowship begins its journey towards Hollin, they find something dreadful in the ruins that stud the skyline. Takes place after "Recovery in Rivendell" and before "Snowball Fight." Chosen as a Marigold's "Best Bet" for Week 20, http://www.geocities.com/baylorsr/marigold.html!
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 7 Published: 8/8/2003
bullet Intruder by Budgielover Last Updated: 8/6/2003
In Rivendell, an assassination attempt upon the recovering Ringbearer evolves into a different sort of murder, and mystery. Takes place before "Recovery in Rivendell" and after "Out of All Knowledge."
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 8/5/2003
bullet Stars in The Dark by Budgielover Last Updated: 8/6/2003
Gimli practices his own brand of healing on the injured Ringbearer after the attack of the Watcher in the Water, and the Company continues its journey through the bowels of Moria. Takes place between “Snowball Fight” and “All Evil Things.”
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 5 Published: 8/4/2003
bullet Sam's First Midsummer Faire by Budgielover Last Updated: 8/6/2003
A short, sweet story in which Sam attends his first Midsummer’s Faire and has many new experiences. Takes place after "Bilbo's Deep, Dark Secret" and before "Peregrins and Pendulums."
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/5/2003