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Anoriath, Lady Ranger of The Burping Troll (

aka: SilliMarilli just about anywhere else.


Ah.. the muse. Fair-voiced Calliope to woo the poet. Lovely Erato with her crown of rose. Pleasant Euterpe with her fingers upon the lyre. Tragic Melpomene with her songs of joy. Daughters of gods and mothers of slain heroes.

I must admit, my muse is made of more mortal stuff.

Her appearance is, shall we say, less than Greek.

Her hair is of the color of the common mouse and most often wound about huge, plastic rollers.

Her figure? I cannot say, for I have seen her wear nothing other than a battered pink, quilted housecoat of a silky fabric that melts when burned. We will not say how this is known. But, it is of the kind that obscures all curves. Perhaps that is best.

Her habits do not recommend her, either, nor do her tastes. She prefers menthols and has a bad habit of leaving lit cigarettes in ashtrays, if she is feeling chipper, or anything else, when she is less than pleasant.

Her mood is most often sullen and she brings little joy. She may go hours, days, weeks without speaking. She turns a deaf ear to my pleas and chain-smokes silently, kicking her fuzzy-slippered foot and baring her unshaven leg as she watches reruns of Jerry Springer into the early hours.

It is hardly a marriage of convenience, as she does not cook. Or clean. Or produce anything that could be considered of any use. Indeed, she is free with my funds in ways that are so shocking that good sense tells me I should throw her clothes out into the night and lock the door.

Yet, I cannot bear to part with her. She is mine. And those moments that she deigns to give me a small glimpse into my own soul's debt to the human race and the wonder of the stars are more precious than diamonds, though they be as rare.


The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. - Bertrand Russell

bullet No Man's Child Last Updated: 7/8/2007
What happens when you turn your back on fate, when the intellect of the mind overrides the intuition of the heart? When hope withers in the winter of approaching night, is it an act of courage or cowardice to foreswear the word you had given in its spring? When do you lay aside the dreams for the self in the service of the needs of others? Warnings: Book-verse based AU.

New: Chapter 45

Rating: R Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 48 Published: 7/1/2006
bullet The Days Now Are Short Last Updated: 7/1/2006
What need drove the Grey Company to cross over into Rohan from their familiar lands and obligations? A ficlet from Halbarad's point of view.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/1/2006
bullet Walk No More in Shadows Last Updated: 7/1/2006
Much is said of the love that Eomer bore for Elessar ere he rose from the grass of the Rohirrim's homelands. But what of that for his lady sister's choice of helpmate? Surely, after the lechery of Wormtongue and the disappointment of rejected love for Aragorn, the presumed King of Rohan would have little taste for letting his sister's heart chose another so swiftly. Inspired by the scowl with which Eomer examined Faramir and his sister at the King's coronation in PJ's ROTK, but characters and ev
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/1/2006
bullet Psychodiagnotic Evaluation: Subject- Lady of Rohan Last Updated: 7/1/2006
Consultation Request: Patient Name: Eowyn, Lady. DOB: ??/??/2995. Date of Admission: 3/15/3019. Reason for Admission: complex radial/ulnar fracture. Room: the one with the window that fails to open upon the east. Date of Consult Request: 3/23/3019. Requesting physician: Healing, Warden of the Houses of. Reason for Consultation: questionable mood disorder, please advise.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/1/2006
bullet An Empty Saddle to Fill Last Updated: 9/3/2005
A tale of Theodred and Eowyn.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/3/2005
bullet Taking Leave Last Updated: 8/22/2005
Herein lies a short tale of Aragorn at his parting with his mother, Gilraen. It is said that, in the end, she could bear her cares no longer and their last parting was a grief to her son.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/22/2005