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Biography:   Hello! Glad you could drop in...And that you share my love of all things Tolkien. My name is Marty, and I am a hopeless eccentric, an artist, and a computer tech. Not necessarily in that order! When I'm traveling incognito, I'm Nana Halfelven. One pointed ear-no kidding...and yes, I was born that the pictures to prove it. Since I also know how forgetful I am, I'll put the BIG DISCLAIMER here, in case anyone comes along and wonders where it went... All these lovely characters belong to the great Professor Tolkien, and I appreciate his allowing me to borrow them. Thank you, Sir, now and always. If any of my own ever come along to join them, I promise to play nice! Yours won't come home again sporting nose rings, green and purple facial tattoos, or hickies from some modern-day hottie they dallied with when they fell through a time warp... I think (and write) mostly in vignette style, (although I've been branching out lately) little slices of life revolving around different characters, hopefully keeping a bit of humor along the way. Many of these others are humor based, and don't fit the criteria of this site, as they veer left of center in the canon department. I intend to stay firmly in the good graces of the lovely Nilmandra, since she has been so kind to allow my presence here, and she won't need to use the lightning bolt with my name on it! (bows to Nilmandra)
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bullet Elf, Interrupted: Book One: Glorfindel Redux by Fiondil Last Updated: 12/8/2007
Glorfindel died... Glorfindel returned to Middle-earth... but what happened to him between these two events? Rating due to high angst level and adult themes, though nothing graphic. This one is for Alassiel, the best beta-mom in all of Arda, because she loves my depictions of the Valar, especially Lord Námo. MPA 2007: 3rd Place: Undying Lands; MEFA 2007: 2nd Place: Drama (Elves in Later Ages).
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 143 Published: 11/20/2006
bullet Thanksgiving by Rhyselle Last Updated: 11/22/2007
A side story from my "Second Lives" tale, written just for the Thanksgiving Holiday as a thank you to the many authors here, particularly Fiondil, who have encouraged my writing.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/22/2007
bullet A Brave New World by Bodkin Last Updated: 5/15/2007
While on duty in Ithilien, an unnamed member of the White Company reflects on his experience and on those he guards. (This story was brought to life by Meckinock, in her comment on Getting Away From it All...) Not Beregond.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/15/2007
bullet History Lessons: The Third Age by Nilmandra Last Updated: 9/24/2006
The events of the War of the Ring as seen from Elrond's perspective, with remembrances into the earlier years of the Third Age.

Chapter 18: The Ring-bearers take the Straight Road into the West. Elrond is reunited with Celebrian, but also with someone he did not expect, and Gandalf's mission is completed.

*Story now complete. What was going to be a few epilogues will instead be made into their own story.*
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 18 Published: 7/3/2005
bullet A Cup of Wine by jenolas Last Updated: 2/26/2005
Thranduil celebrates a long lost friend's birthday.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/26/2005
bullet History Lessons by Nilmandra Last Updated: 10/25/2003
Elladan and Elrohir learn the history of the first age from Glorfindel and others who lived through it, while Elrond reflects upon his past and parenting elflings.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 24 Published: 7/14/2003