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The Black Arrow by ziggy General Audiences
Thranduil strikes a bargain with his fiery neighbour. Smaug is dead and Esgaroth is devastated. Legolas fights to sav his...
Forever is never that far away by mangacrack Teen
"It won't stop," Elrohir says one day, surrounded by a band of dead Orcs. "Why it won't stop?"
Reflections in Imladris by Starfox General Audiences
Companion Piece to Musings In The Night. Legolas arrives in Imladris.
Holding up the Sky by mangacrack General Audiences
[Maedhros & Aragorn] The meeting of two wary souls, comforting each other.
The Lost Princess by Alpanu Teen
Your life path had been difficult. You do not have a family nor a place you could call "home". You consider yourself to be...
The Trespasser by Linda Hoyland General Audiences
A herb mistress has a fateful encounter with a stranger.
The song of tomorrow by Nuredhel Explicit
The past reaches out towards the future...A living mystery is being delivered to the king of Mirkwood as a gift and a strange...

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ziggy
03/28/17 11:13 pm
Wow- Naledi- you were Maths!! I am an English teacher and so agree. I am so careful - don't always get it right but try to make sure every interaction is positive.
Naledi
03/28/17 12:10 pm
I was a maths teacher too! A really soul-destroying job sometimes, because many children arrived at school already afraid of the subject.
Naledi
03/28/17 12:08 pm
It is sad how a bad teacher can make a child's time at school a misery. When I was teaching I was very conscious that even the most casual, throwaway comment could wound.
Alpha Ori
03/28/17 01:08 am
Love to meet him today and tell him I studied astronomy. Twit.
Alpha Ori
03/28/17 01:07 am
I still remember my maths teacher. Pasty faced and smelled of onions. I was traumatised, especially when he told my parents the only thing I was good at was sports.
Spiced Wine
03/24/17 02:30 pm
Most of my teachers were lovely - there were just a couple that were not nice.
ziggy
03/22/17 11:06 pm
I hate hearing about teachers who ruined a child's interest or confidence or curiosity- as a teacher myself, it actually hurts to think how someone has done that. It doesn't happen much now.
Spiced Wine
03/20/17 10:15 am
I was a very quiet student, easily cowed and very much a loner, nevertheless I was a good student, but he was not a nice teacher :(
Ysilme
03/19/17 03:00 pm
Spiced, what a horrible experience about that teacher! That would drive anybody off the subject, I'd imagine.
Ysilme
03/19/17 02:59 pm
UnnamedElement, my husband has a doctorate in chemistry, so he might be able to help. *g* Just drop me a note through the PM system here, or at LJ or DW (same name).
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Through A Glass Darkly by Ziggy Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 0]
Summary: FeatureThe Fellowship is about to leave Rivendell and Glorfindel is a decoy, drawing away the Nazg
Recommended by: Spiced Wine
Recommender's comments: Mystery and horror, a wonderful addition to Ziggy's 'vers
Categories: Fiction
Characters: Balrog, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Glorfindel, Maglor, OMC
Content: Action/Adventure, Drama, Horror
Completed: No
[Report This] Added: January 04, 2016
The Revolutionary And The Usurper by Encairion Rated: Mature [Reviews - -2]
Summary: FeatureThe tale of the boy who stood up to change the world, and the half-brother who wanted to stand at his side, but if he couldn
Recommended by: Spiced Wine
Recommender's comments: Superb. The F
Categories: Fiction
Characters: Amras, Amrod, Caranthir, Celebrimbor, Celegorm, Curufin, Fëanor, Finarfin, Fingolfin, Fingon, Finrod, Finwë, Huan, Indis, Irimë, Maedhros, Maglor, Melkor/Morgoth, Nerdanel, Rúmil, Turgon
Content: Angst, AU, Drama, Erotica, Incest, Slash
Completed: No
[Report This] Added: January 04, 2016
The Price of Vengeance. Book I by Encairion Rated: Mature [Reviews - 0]
Summary: FeatureA novella of the House of Finw
Recommended by: Spiced Wine
Recommender's comments: An absolute epic. This should not be missed.
Categories: Fiction
Characters: Amras, Amrod, Aredhel, Beren, Caranthir, Celebrimbor, Celegorm, Curufin, Ecthelion, Elenwë, Eöl, Fëanor, Finarfin, Finduilas, Fingolfin, Fingon, Finwë, Galadriel, Glorfindel, Huan, Irimë, Lúthien, Maedhros, Maeglin, Maglor, Melkor/Morgoth, Sauron, Thuringwethil, Tuor, Turgon, Túrin
Content: Action/Adventure, Angst, AU, Character Death, Drama, Dubcon, Erotica, Explicit Sex, Femmeslash, Horror, Hurt/Comfort, Rape/Non-con, Slash
Completed: No
[Report This] Added: January 04, 2016
To Wait For You by Ryo Rated: Explicit [Reviews - 0]
Summary: Be careful with what you ask of the Valar for your wish can be granted.
Recommended by: Quantumphysica
Recommender's comments:

A beautiful romance between Gildor Inglorion and Haldir of Lorien... Difficult characters, painful pasts, promises made long ago and wishes made not entirely from the heart complicate matters. The story has a sequel named "If You Go Away" and I truly recommend you reading that one too even though the story has a happy end in the first part already. All the angst and drama is simply too awesome to miss out on! 

(Also, this story features what is possibly my favorite characterization of Thranduil ever. And if you ever thought of him in a tub full of wine, do read this.)


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Galadriel, Gildor, Haldir, Legolas, Lindir, Orophin, Rúmil, Thranduil
Content: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Explicit Sex, Hurt/Comfort, Incest, Romance
Completed: Yes
[Report This] Added: October 02, 2013
The Boys of Summer by Keiliss Rated: Teen [Reviews - 0]
Summary: FeatureThis does not pretend to be the story of the Nirnaeth Arnoediad. That is a vast tale of a battle to rival the Battle of the Somme in our own time, with all its moments of terror and heroism (plus dragons, balrogs, and the death of a king). This is just about Gildor, son of Lalwen, and Glorfindel of the House of the Golden Flower (which Gildor assures me sounds better in Quenya) and a little of their experience during those six days of horror.
Recommended by: Spiced Wine
Recommender's comments: This is epic, like watching something in Blue-Ray. I've never read this battle written. It's beautiful, deep, it conveys all the uncertainty and grimness of the battle. I felt the hope die. I cried.
Categories: Fiction
Characters: Gildor, Glorfindel, Maeglin, Turgon
Content: Drama, Slash
Completed: Yes
[Report This] Added: September 04, 2013
The Fire Dance by DarkDreamer Rated: Explicit [Reviews - -4]
Summary: Trust is not always easy to earn.
Recommended by: Quantumphysica
Recommender's comments: This is an amazing AU, addictive like a soap series and at least as dramatic!
"The Fire Dance" is mostly centered around Glorfindel and Erestor, but in fact it gives us a peak in the lives of all our favorite elves, who are conveniently heaped together in Imladris for the sake of storyline.

There is loads and loads of slash to be had, MPreg in all sorts and sizes, old traumas, lost loves, feuds unsolved, cultural differences, and a heap of Valar with odd habits to finish it off! This story combines beautifully as many genres as you can think of without coming over as unnatural; it's one of the best I've ever read.

To entice any future readers: ever wanted to see Elrond in a dress, or Child!Namo involved in a food-fight? xD
As you may suspect, this is as AU as it gets... but I promise you that it's worth it, and once you start reading you'll get sucked into the story right away!
Categories: Fiction
Characters: Círdan, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Gildor, Glorfindel, Haldir, Legolas, Lindir, Mandos/Námo, Melpomaen/Figwit, Oromë, Orophin, Rúmil, Thranduil, Tulkas
Content: Action/Adventure, Angst, AU, BDSM, Drama, Explicit Sex, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Incest, Kink, Mpreg, Romance, Slash
Completed: Yes
[Report This] Added: July 14, 2013
The Scruff Factor by JastaElf Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - -2]
Summary: How DID Aragorn come to be neat & tidy for Elrond's Council? Ch. 7, The Long Awaited Scruffilogue: in which a squirrely evening is had by all, Dwarves learn not to drop eaves, and Legolas courts doom by going to bed early. This story is finally complete!
Recommended by: Blessing
Recommender's comments: It is a humorous change from the normal action and adventure stories. The way the author tells this tale is wonder to behold, giving life to each character.
Categories: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Legolas
Content: Humor
Completed: Yes
[Report This] Added: July 06, 2013
The Lingering Series by Trollmela Rated: Teen [Reviews - -4]
Summary: Saruman should have known from the start that inviting the remaining sons of F
Recommended by: mangacrack
Recommender's comments: It is the first story of a series, set in the Third Age while the Ring War is resurfacing. The absolutly lovely twist in the storyline: Maedhros survived, managing to stay in contact with Maglor and Elrond. Due to his status and his history it is still not a happy fic (or a slash one, only gen) but there beginning's of healing in the Feanorian's hearts and some endearing hurt/comfort moments.

I recommened the series (three stories so far, but ongoing) especially to those who like what-if fanfictions and those who love Maglor and Maedhros. Fans will get their share, simply for the fact that they are not dead for once and with the author's writing style the series leaves defintely an impression. Certainly I one could get addicted to.

Elder Shadows (Maedhros, Maglor, Elrond)
Overcoming the Dark (Maedhros, Glorfindel, Legolas)
Gathering Clouds (Maglor, Maedhros, Celebrimbor, Elrond)
Grief (Maedhros, Maglor, Arwen)
Categories: Fiction
Characters: Legolas, Lindir
Content: Action/Adventure, Angst, Gen
Completed: Yes
[Report This] Added: June 25, 2012
To See A World by Nightwing Rated: Teen [Reviews - 0]
Summary: Pre-LOTR. Injured and alone, Legolas and Aragorn are forced to take refuge in a wintry foreign land. But when darkness encroaches from within and without, they learn that refuge can become a deadly trap.
Recommended by: Spiced Wine
Recommender's comments: A beautiful Aragorn/Legolas adventure/friendship. Nightwing is a truly wonderful writer; this story is filled with pathos and danger. One of the first fanfic stories I ever found, and one which made me like Aragorn more than decades of reading the books (or seeing the films. he's just not a favorite of mine.)
It is the one genfic I can keep reading, probably because the relationship between Aragorn and Legolas is so lovely. Unfortunately, it has not been updated in years, (although I recently heard from the author and hope she will return to it.) but it is still well worth the read, as it is a long story and about two-thirds complete.
Categories: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Legolas
Content: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Gen, Hurt/Comfort
Completed: No
[Report This] Added: September 22, 2011
The Stuff of the Earth by Joan Milligan Rated: Mature [Reviews - -13]
Summary: Of tainted flesh and pure souls, and the real first half-Maia.
Recommended by: Virodeil
Recommender's comments: An unexpected look into Carcharoth
Categories: Fiction
Characters: Melkor/Morgoth
Content: Horror, Mystery, Rape/Non-con
Completed: Yes
[Report This] Added: August 02, 2011
The Protege by Alpha Ori Rated: Explicit [Reviews - -2]
Summary:
Legolas makes his first visit to the Spring Festival at Imladris. A diplomatic and cultural exchange between elven realms that proves to be one of the most memorable.

Recommended by: Spiced Wine
Recommender's comments:

A story that reads like high fantasy - beautifully.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Glorfindel, Legolas, OMC
Content: AU, Erotica, Explicit Sex, Romance, Slash
Completed: No
[Report This] Added: July 06, 2011
Taming the Wild by L8Bleumer Rated: Explicit [Reviews - 0]
Summary: She was born with only one purpose, to fight. But when Legolas tries to harness her, she finds it difficult to submit for the sake of their love. She must stay true to her namesake.
Recommended by: Domestic Duchess
Recommender's comments: This is how OC's should be written. Great Leggy/OC story, that is well thought out and imaginative. Not just formula romance!!
Categories: Fiction
Characters: Haldir, Legolas, OFC, Rúmil, Thranduil
Content: Explicit Sex, Het, Romance
Completed: No
[Report This] Added: July 06, 2011
The Sons Of Thunder by ziggy Rated: Mature [Reviews - -1]
Summary:
They are known as the Sons of Thunder by the Orcs of the Mountains, but the sons of Elrond meet a storm in the son of Thranduil, a storm which erupts into violence and desire.

Recommended by: Spiced Wine
Recommender's comments:

A storm of a novel, powerful, passionate and dark.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Éomer, Gandalf, Gimli, Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck, Orc, Peregrin "Pippin" Took
Content: Angst, AU, Drama, Erotica, Horror, Slash
Completed: No
[Report This] Added: July 02, 2011
Through The Mirror Of Fire by Esteliel Rated: Mature [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

Legolas' fate seems to be settled when he is sold as a slave to the Tarb of Tûl Póac, but then he hears a song that promises rain in the desert...


Recommended by: Spiced Wine
Recommender's comments:

A beautiful, dreamlike and mysterious story.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Legolas, Maglor
Content: Angst, AU, Slash
Completed: No
[Report This] Added: June 30, 2011