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Biography:   Wow, it has been many a long year since I logged into this site as an author. But here I am, back again! I hope that in the years since high school, my writing and ideas have improved. I think the purpose of fanfiction is to provide answers to questions that an author has left behind in their work. I've thought about this a bit, so bear with me. In Tolkien especially there are many opportunities for character introspection and tantalizing gaps in the plot throughout his works. Then, of course, there are the inevitable "what ifs." I hope to answer some questions, as they have occurred to me in my reading of Tolkien, and perhaps to raise others. I will try to follow the books rather than the movies in my endeavors, but I usually make mistakes, so please don't hesitate to correct me! A quick note on my old stories: "The Result of Failure" was my first fic ever. If you do choose to read it, I hope you will regard it in that light of overeager enthusiasm that excited teenagers sometimes display... As for "Valinor" ... I haven't quite decided what to do with that one, so we'll see... Finally, I want to thank you for reading! There are so many stories out there that I sincerely appreciate the time you have, are, or will spend on mine! And you get more thanks for reviewing! PS-I'm having real trouble with the paragraph breaks in this bio section, so if anyone has any tips, I'd appreciate it!
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bullet Land of Light and Shadows by Thundera Tiger Last Updated: 4/5/2005
An invitation to journey to Harad and participate in the annual Gathering quickly turns dangerous for Aragorn, Eomer, Legolas, and Gimli. Caught in a web of deceit and manipulation, the forces of Gondor and Rohan soon find themselves battling a group that traces its origins back to one of Sauron's oldest allies. Divided and cut off from any help, their fate will determine not only the future of Harad but also the future of Middle-earth...
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 38 Published: 8/23/2003
bullet History Lessons: The Second Age by Nilmandra Last Updated: 12/23/2004
The year is III 253, and the children of Elrond have their own adventures, intermixed with stories of the Second Age told from those who lived through that time. *Story Complete* Epilogue: The Third Age Elrond reflects over the events that ended the Second Age, and takes a huge step forward in his role as one of the Wise.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 28 Published: 11/16/2003
bullet Heart's Ease by daw the minstrel Last Updated: 1/29/2004
Single chapter fic. Little Legolas grieves for his own mother and is enamored of his friend's.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 1/29/2004
bullet Aglarond by ErinRua Last Updated: 1/24/2004
A dwarf, a cave and a claustrophobic elf. Wherein Gimli and Legolas venture into the Crystal Caves of Aglardond at the War's end and Legolas is lost for words.
* 2004 MEFAs: 1st Place LOTR Story, FOTR Award * Gathering of the Fellowship Toronto 2003 Writing Awards: 1st Place Prose Fiction (tied) * 2003 Mithril Awards Winner
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 1/24/2004
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
bullet Out_of_the_Frying_Pan_and_Into_the_Fire by bryn Last Updated: 9/30/2003
Prior to their journey, the Fellowship remained in Rivendell for two months. Let them not be accused of "lounging around." Of misunderstandings, embarrassingly botched scouting missions, and enemies at home and abroad. Proof that when in doubt, things always can get worse.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 39 Published: 9/7/2003
bullet A Little Nudge Out of the Door by Jocelyn Last Updated: 8/31/2003
Legolas's adventures as he comes of age sixty years before LOTR.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 30 Published: 8/31/2003