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Spiced Wine
03/18/18 04:18 pm
I’m doing a lot of bird feeding, Ziggy! And foxes, there are some around and I always feel sorry for them, too. Don’t tell anyone, but there is one poor rat that I feed too
03/18/18 03:20 pm
If you're stuck indoors, check out Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Wrong Creatures- current soundtrack of the BMW ad -bit like Kasabian.They are my current soundtrack for Elrohir
03/18/18 02:56 pm
Same here- snowed all day. My shetland pony SO resentful about being outside! My TB happy as a lark- charging about the filed, bucking and rearing. But poor little birds- feed them if you can.
Spiced Wine
03/18/18 10:21 am
Woke up to a blizzard and about 5 inches of snow, of course it’s drifted so it’s not really that deep
03/18/18 09:03 am
We had a good covering of snow yesterday and it’s still snowing. Really fed up with winter now. As Spiced says, thought, it’s forecast to clear soon.
Spiced Wine
03/17/18 10:27 pm
Us too, Narya. Grr. I am sick of it. But this is not going top last as long, apparently.
03/17/18 03:33 pm
We've got snow again...!
Spiced Wine
03/16/18 07:41 pm
Have a lovely weekend :)
03/16/18 11:36 am
Have a great weekend everyone. You too Narya! :)
03/16/18 10:59 am
Yay, Friday!! Happy nearly-weekend, everyone.
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Name: Naledi (Signed) · Date: October 17, 2017 20:13 · For: Jeli in Valinor

Lolol! I’d rather read about wolves than yeast, any day.

I was just about to ask where Legolas was when thankfully he made an appearance. I don’t know why everyone finds it so amusing when he mentions his time on the Quest. He’s a great hero, but no one seems to give him the respect he deserves!

Author's Response: I agree, yeast sounds pretty boring lol I don't think anyone expected Legolas to mention the quest twice - I am beginning to think he is playing them :) I am pleased you enjoyed the story and thank you for your comment :D

Name: Naledi (Signed) · Date: August 15, 2017 9:07 · For: Jeli in Valinor

Yay! Legolas mentioned the Ring party, so all must be right in the world. I'm glad Arwen is okay. I can't believe she has her own teddy bear! Erestor really is barking mad. Although he's the picture of sanity compared to Ereolas's parents!

Author's Response: Thank you for your comment :) Erestor isn't that far behind Oropher's parents at all lol Especially as we now know Arwen calls him Dada lol Legolas just cannot resist mentioning the Ring Party. Maybe a bigger quest will come along and take its place - hard to think what that might be though!

Name: ziggy (Signed) · Date: August 14, 2017 23:42 · For: Jeli in Valinor

I know I am just throwing your own words back at you and laughing like a hyena as I do- but I just can't resist it!


I had to read this to my husband who wondered why I was choking!!


Arwen lay curled in Erestor's hand, under what looked like a tiny pink blanket with the tiniest teddy attached to one corner by a gold ribbon. She was now fast asleep, inclining me to believe Mel when he dismissed her pain as agonising.


"Your snake has a blanket and teddy?" Surely, Ada had become feeble in the brain.


"Well of course." Erestor appeared mystified by my question. "Galadriel has one too."




 "How dare he presume that a king of my stature can be injured by mere projectiles."


"What can you expect off one who has one eyebrow slightly darker than the other?" ”rëlaurëa called to him. 


"I agree. He is an ugly beast." Rárávëa sighed as he kicked away a piece of net. He skipped back to our position behind the trees and stood front of her. His eyes gazed into hers, as if she was the only other elf in existence."I should thrash him for offending your eyes my queen, my supremely beautiful queen." The tips of his fingers brushed over her lips. "I shall never forgive his cavalier disregard for his appearance and the effect it had on you."


"Vow to me that I will be the one to slay him," she asked, as if whispering a sweet nothing.


Rárávëa stroked ”rëlaurëa's cheek and smiled. "Only you." Then he kissed her, a tender touching of her lips. She smiled like a maiden after her first kiss from the one she holds secret in her heart.


"Most noble and heroic Master, they are both mad," Arwen said from Erestor's pocket. "Anyway, you are the high king of everywhere, so you should decide who can kill Ingwë."

Lovely, wonderful, bonkers!

Author's Response: Thank you for your lovely comment - I am really pleased it made you laugh so much. It is indeed bonkers!

Name: ziggy (Signed) · Date: August 14, 2017 23:32 · For: Jeli in Valinor

Thank you:) That's easy to remember :D

Author's Response: I'm glad - I spaced it up so it was easy to follow, forgetting that I had to use html to do it correctly, so it turned into one block of print when I posted it.

Name: ziggy (Signed) · Date: August 13, 2017 23:37 · For: Jeli in Valinor

Yes please to the refresher about who is who and related to whom and what.

And which chapters were the Feanorians again? I just want to re-read them. I know I will laugh:)

Author's Response: chapters 15-22 are the main ones with the Feanorians in them. Refrfresher - Oropher's parents were Raravea and Orelaurea. They were killed and Oropher became king. He was killed too. He was reborn to Legolas and Erestor as Ereolas. When he was an adult his first set of parents - Raravea and Orelaurea - were reborn to two different courtiers. They identified Ereolas as their son from their first life. Oropher is married to Cirdan and they have three children: Cireolas; Ereodan, the reborn Ereinion; Jeli, the reborn Feanor. Cireolas is married to Elrohir. Ereodan's soulmate is Finrod. Jeli is still a little kid because she is reborn and died the first time as a child. Her best friend Melawen has been adopted by Ereolas and Cirdan to be her sister. Mel is Ereolas' brother. Glorfindel is Mel's husband. Arwen is a snake - Elrond thought her name so pretty he called his daughter the same name. Galadriel is Arwen's daughter - Arwen named all her many children after elven heroes. Galadriel is the only offspring who has contact with Arwen. Snotgobbler was Ereolas' pet lynx when he was a kid. They are searching for her kitten - Ithil's light, who was Raravea's pet lynx when he was a new king. Just about everyone and everything is reborn in this story lol I think I have included everybody - let me know if I have missed anyone :) *Hugs*

Name: ziggy (Signed) · Date: August 13, 2017 13:06 · For: Jeli in Valinor

Ohforggodnessake- you actually have me a bit weepy for poor little Arwen and I hate snakes!! You'd better post quickly so I know she is all right!

Author's Response: I hope she is all right as well :) Thank you for all your lovely comments - I am overwhelmed!

Name: ziggy (Signed) · Date: August 13, 2017 13:01 · For: Jeli in Valinor

"Let's kill the ones with mismatched eyebrows first," ”rëlaurëa suggested, proving that she can match her husband any time when it comes to being absurd.




"My dear, I would hate for your eyes to be offended in such a way." Rárávëa stopped and put his arm around her waist. "How it must hurt every sense you possess to even think there are such elves in Valinor. This is supposed to be the land of milk and honey and it definitely should not be a place for elves like that."




"I will make no secret of the fact that I put it down to poor parenting. That is where the roots of ugliness and the lack of facial symmetry lie. I worry about elflings today; some of their parents are so feckless about enforcing such standards."




"Quite so, my dear. If only all ellith had hearts as large as yours. Indeed, I am the luckiest elf in the whole of everywhere because I am married to one who cares so heartily about the welfare of little elflings. They would all do well to have you as their nana." Rárávëa kissed ”rëlaurëa's cheek and sighed. "I fear that most elflings will always have to settle for second best, but that is no excuse for poor manners and deliberately provocative facial features."




"Indeed not." ”rëlaurëa smiled graciously and took Rárávëa's hand. "Let us not ponder on unhappy things. We should be joyful. After all, we are probably going into battle."




"Yes, lots of elves will be killed." Rárávëa gave a sigh of supreme happiness.




"There is no finer way to spend a few hours." ”rëlaurëa grinned, a mad glint in her eyes. She turned her head to look at me; I was slightly behind her. "You are looking forward to killing a few elves, aren't you?"




"Yes, indeed," I replied, to keep the peace. "Anyone who kidnaps a kitten deserves to be strung up and fed to dragons."




"Well, we will probably have to settle for slitting their gizzards instead. I doubt dragons live anywhere near here, but the idea is most attractive."




"She is barking mad," a little voice said from Erestor's pocket.




"Would you dare to say that to her face?" Erestor asked softly as he pulled Arwen from behind his breastplate.




Arwen decided to collapse and lay flat on Erestor's palm. Her head hung off one side. "I am sorry Master, but I can hardly breathe. The air smells of cat urine and your smelly ionen."


My favourite passage- love the bonkersness of killing all the elves with mismatched eyebrows first and its their parents' fault!! What are you ON when you write this??

Author's Response: Thank you for your lovely comment :) I am on nothing - honest lol I love writing Orelaurea and Raravea - they are so much fun.

Name: ziggy (Signed) · Date: August 13, 2017 12:54 · For: Jeli in Valinor

Snotgobbler looked a bit disconcerted at first; however, she soon settled into ”rëlaurëa's arms after realising she would be unable to escape. Nana is far stronger than any lynx.


"Here we are dear ones," ”rëlaurëa called. She wore leather armour with mithril banding. Beside her was Rárávëa, completely nude, with only a leather holder for his sword and dagger. Nothing was left to the imagination. However, the Valar blessed him with skin impervious to weapons and so he goes nude into battle. He said that if he wears clothes the protection is lost, but I wonder if he is merely an exhibitionist.




"Right, off we go," Rárávëa said joyfully, his eyes blazing with excitement. "Let's go and kill those perfidious varlets. Come along everyone. Snotgobbler, lead the way!"

I love Thrnaduil's parents, no, Erodan's, no, Orophers...whoever's grandparents the very best! They are completely bonkers.

Author's Response: Sometimes I have to think about who is who as well lol I agree they are completely bonkers - probably why I love writing them so much. Thank you for your lovely comment.

Name: ziggy (Signed) · Date: August 13, 2017 12:50 · For: Jeli in Valinor

Oh! Made me laugh- so the lynx's are ALSO reborn-I loved the scene with Snotgobbler washing his face because it was filthy (she thought)

Author's Response: Thank you for your lovely comment. I would say that Snotgobbler has high standards, but from the next few chapters that would be a mistake lol

Name: ziggy (Signed) · Date: August 13, 2017 12:47 · For: Jeli in Valinor

I have an idea!! What they need to brighten things up are a few feanorians!! A nice Maedhros/Fingon pair would be fun:)

Author's Response: Thank you for your lovely comment. The whole Feanorian family turned up a few chapters before - they wanted to take Jeli home because she was Feanor in her previous life. They were a few bright chapters lol

Name: ziggy (Signed) · Date: August 13, 2017 12:45 · For: Jeli in Valinor

 'Because a husband's place is beside his husband', a saying he conveniently forgot when he went off with the Ring Party.


So many lovely litte snippets like this one:)


I have lost track of the story and was so pleased to see an update- had to go back though and remind myslef who Snotgobbler is!! (And I have lost complete track of the relationships:/)

Author's Response: Thank you for your lovely comment. I can give a bit of a run down of the relationships if you want. I am glad you are still enjoying the story :)

Name: Naledi (Signed) · Date: August 12, 2017 19:38 · For: Jeli in Valinor

Uurgh! For a beautiful lynx, Snotgobbler is seriously revolting!

Poor Arwen, but good on Galadriel for biting the warriors who did this to her. However bad Arwen is, I can't help feeling she's milking the situation for all it's worth. If she recovers, she won't let anyone forget what she endured.

Author's Response: She is quite vile lol I suspect Arwen is milking the situation. I hope she lives! :) Thank you for your lovely comment.

Name: ziggy (Signed) · Date: May 27, 2017 14:26 · For: Melpomaen the Elfling

Ha! In ALL his wonderful fabulous glory!!!

Author's Response: In my imagination he looked pretty good lol Thank you for your comment - I am glad you are enjoying the story :)

Name: Naledi (Signed) · Date: May 27, 2017 0:11 · For: Melpomaen the Elfling

It's a pity Legolas isn't there to watch. He'd be so turned on by Erestor the torturer :)

Author's Response: LOL Just about anything that Erestor does turns Legolas on :) Thank you for your comment - I am pleased you are enjoying the story xx

Name: Naledi (Signed) · Date: May 17, 2017 0:28 · For: Melpomaen the Elfling

Ha! Serves him right for the insults Legolas has been subjected to. I think Erestor should make an exception and actually torture Annare!

Author's Response: I htink you will enjoy the next chapter lol Thank you for your comment - I am so pleased you are enjoying the story xx

Name: Naledi (Signed) · Date: May 14, 2017 16:27 · For: Melpomaen the Elfling

Legolas really is a bad kitty, isn't he! I wonder how many kitty suits Erestor has torn off him in their time together? Whoever makes them must be one of the richest elves in middle earth!

Ereolas is being a typical brother - giving away all the things the adults are trying to hide Mel from!

Author's Response: As I wrote the chapter I wondered the same thing lol Ereolas skates a fine line in acceptable information - he quite often goes over lol Thank you for your comment - I am so pleased you are enjoying the story xx

Name: Naledi (Signed) · Date: May 07, 2017 15:58 · For: Melpomaen the Elfling

Awww...so lovely to see them all back together. And that means the most important person in the story is back - Legolas!

Author's Response: Mel would disagree on Legolas being the most important lol I am pleased you are enjoying the story - thank you so much for your comment :) xx

Name: Naledi (Signed) · Date: May 03, 2017 17:30 · For: Melpomaen the Elfling

Bwahahaha! Erestor took Mel to an interrogation on 'Bring your elfling to work day'?!!!! I was chickling about that all the way through the rest of the chapter!

Author's Response: It is pretty funny that he took Mel on bring your elfling to work day, it made me chuckle when I wrote it - also I giggled that Mel believes that if you do no wrong you needn't ever fear Eresotr because he told him so lol I wonder if he took Ereolas as well. Thank you for your comment - I am so pleased you are still enjoying the story :) *Hugs*

Name: Naledi (Signed) · Date: April 29, 2017 21:49 · For: Melpomaen the Elfling

Hahaha! I don't know who to laugh at more - Saruman or Glorfindel. I think probably Glorfindel, because he obviously enjoed being in his girly outfit.

The main thing is they're all safe, and they're going to live in peace for a while longer. Or as much peace as Mel allows them, anyway!

Author's Response: Why not laugh at each of them in turn? It's quite suspicious that Glorfindel didn't take advantage of stops to change, isn't it lololololol Poor Mel - he is stuffing his face with gateaux from the cake trees and has no idea. It's going to be hell when he wakes up :D I am pleased you are enjoying the story and thank you for your comment xx

Name: Naledi (Signed) · Date: April 29, 2017 21:39 · For: Melpomaen the Elfling

On a huge black stallion sits one of the most beautiful beings in the whole of Arda and beyond.

So it's just me who thought: 'Yay, Legolas has turned up' then? lol

If this was just a trap  for Saruman, I hope Sauron lets the elves go past.

Author's Response: I knew you would think that lol I am pleased you are enjoying the story and thank you for your comment xx

Name: Naledi (Signed) · Date: April 27, 2017 12:40 · For: Melpomaen the Elfling

Hehehe! Poor Saruman - I bet when he turned to the dark side, he didn't expect quite so much pink in his life :D

I hope you don't leave me in suspense for too long. I know they must all survive, but I can't remember what happens next and I don't want any of the elves to suffer...

Author's Response: It's good that we can laugh at Saruman getting it so badly wrong, although I expect he would not agree lol Posting soon - I hope none of the elves have come to an unfortunate end in the meantime :0 Thank you for your comment - I am pleased you are enjoying the story, Fin xx

Name: Naledi (Signed) · Date: April 20, 2016 14:30 · For: Melpomaen the Elfling

Continuing my anti-spam crusade...

As much as I love reading about Elfling Mel, the chapters featuring Legolas are a particular joy. This is one of my favourites because it features Legolas at his naughtiest. How I would love to hack into Silidir's accounts and get details of all the different costumes Legolas has ordered. The numbering system would hardly be a problem as who else would order loads of kitty ears?

Author's Response: Legolas is a very naughty kitty indeed! I bet loads of elves wear kitty ears, just not to breakfast lol I am so pleased you are still enjoying the story, and good luck to your crusade - it brightened my day to find your review was real :) Fin x

Name: Naledi (Signed) · Date: March 18, 2016 16:38 · For: Melpomaen the Elfling

It's lovely to read about Elfling Mel - he really is adorable, even if he's not quite as well-behaved as he thinks he is!

Glorfindel said I have to be less naughty as well; however, I think I can safely discount anything he has to say about my behaviour, because as every elf knows, I am extremely well behaved at all times. In fact, my exemplary comportment is the envy of most. Indeed, it's as if I am gifted by the Valar.


Author's Response: Mel really has no idea - or he does and he is a sneaky, lying little s*** lol I am pleased you enjoyed the story, Fin x

Name: Naledi (Signed) · Date: March 18, 2016 16:32 · For: Melpomaen the Elfling

Ooh  -Naughty Legolas! It's a good job Erestor isn't human, or he'd have a heart attack when he reads that letter!

His comment about sending a messenger to Thranduil made me giggle. I'm trying to imagine Thranduil's face when he gets the message not to open the box because it's full of his son's sex toys  - lol!

Author's Response: I know! He is so reserved and shy, and then he is talking about sending his dad a parcel, which is not to be opened because it contains sex toys - sometimes I do not understand him at all! I am pleased you enjoyed it, Fin x

Name: Naledi (Signed) · Date: June 15, 2015 20:32 · For: Melpomaen the Elfling

Go Legolas! I wish he'd pressed just a bit harder with his sword. How dare anyone speak to him like that? And how awful that he's the subject of such gossip. I think Erestor should have them all tortured when he gets to Imladris.

Author's Response: I was reading it and wondered why I wrote him being so restrained - he isn't normally so when it comes to outright violence. Erestor will have the time of his life avenging Legolas :) I am pleased you are enjoying the story, Fin x

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