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Beware the Starless Midnight by cheekybeak General Audiences
Legolas arrives in Minas Tirith expecting a joyful reunion with his friends. Instead he finds tension, prejudice, and insurrection...
I'll be Yours if You'll be Mine by NelyafinweFeanorion Teen
Modern setting AU. Maedhros/Fingon. Maedhros owns a bookstore. Fingon is in grad school. Expect appearances from varied members...
Melpomaen the Elfling by Glorfindel Explicit
Melpomaen is a reborn elfling. He has two fathers because Saruman cursed one of them to fall pregnant to the next elf they...
Shine by cheekybeak General Audiences
A bond between brothers helps a small elfling cope with his grief beneath the boughs of the Greenwood. prequel to “Light...
Hope in the Darkness by lotrfan General Audiences
How Thrain kept the map and key safe from Sauron in Dol Guldur. Written for the Teitho contest picture challenge where it...
Lonesome Rider by mangacrack Mature
In the Silmarillion Maglor is (allegedly) the sole survivor of his family.Here, it's someone else.
The Ways of Paradox by Narya Teen
How do you pass the time when you know you're facing eternity? Maglor agrees to appear in a student production of The...

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05/21/18 08:16 pm
Aragorn can't join - by emotionally blackmailing Legolas to accompany him on the Paths of the Dead, he's firmly on my blacklist!
05/21/18 08:03 pm
SPCL? Society for prevention of cruelty to Legolas? RSPCL if Aragorn joins!
05/21/18 06:02 pm
Yay, Nelya! We can be founder members of SACL. I tried to think of something with a better acronym - I'm open to suggestions!
05/21/18 03:25 pm
Naledi I'm with you on the Society Against Cruelty to Legolas (SACL)!! ;-) but who are we kidding--we read it all and love it anyway, despite the misadventures of our dear Elf!
Spiced Wine
05/20/18 10:38 am
I think it’s a sensible choice. Aragorn has a large backstory going back many years, so it was always going to be one of their first choices.
05/20/18 05:43 am
It's an expensive gamble they have taken--they have to nail this first season. Also the TolkienEstate is far more involved in this one I hear.
05/20/18 05:31 am
A quite big "if", I'd say. Just look what mess was made out of the Hobbit movie. Nowadays I tend to be a bit cynical. So I say the series is good if it will be at least not cringeworthy.
05/20/18 04:49 am
As well as Elladan and Elrohir and the Rangers of the North. It could be a hit if done right. Plus the Arwen love interest.
05/20/18 04:48 am
I am actually relieved the Amazon series is starting with young Aragorn. There is much canon content to work with, he's a familiar character and chance to see Glorfindel, Gilraen
05/20/18 04:47 am
And that's how they learn about the weaknesses of dragons! From the little guy Aegnor adopted.
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Name: Encairion (Signed) · Date: November 16, 2014 5:35 · For: Chapter 1

This is so good! The characterization was suburb and so complex; I could really see Curufin and Finrod popping off the page. And their chemistry was incredible, as hot as it was heartbreaking.

The dialogue was really well done too. You have such a talent for it!

I keep coming back to how much I loved this portrayal of Curufin. It’s a bit different from the traditional in that he’s less manipulative and actually wants out of the Oath. I like it. And I just love this story!

Author's Response: Wow! Thank you so much! I wrote this story originally as part of the Slashy Swap challenge, and I don't think I've ever had a Silmarillion story that was received so well (now if only I knew how to duplicate it. Heh.) It's funny, some writers have their characters fully laid out before they even type a single word on the blank page; some others start with only a sketch; others just write and see what happens. I'm somewhere in the middle, but I have noticed that I tend to 'hear' the characters before I see them. Lines of potential dialogue will come way before the actual character emerges on the page. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I love trying to find the non-traditional angle to things. It's more fun! I really appreciate you taking the time to review too.

Name: IgnobleBard (Signed) · Date: March 01, 2013 1:02 · For: Chapter 1
I saw this come up in the random story box and I just had to drop in to mention once again how much I enjoyed this. The descriptions are so very well done, I could really see the scenes in my mind. The pairing of Finrod and Curufin is unusual but you made it work and their connection through their respective oaths is as powerful as it is poignant.

Author's Response: Thank you so much, Bard! I'm so glad you stopped by again to read--and review. It's always much appreciated! This story remains one of my favorite projects--it was a real challenge, and I really fell in love with Finrod and Curufin, despite myself and those pesky oaths. :) Hope life is treating you well. Marchwriter

Name: Spiced Wine (Signed) · Date: February 15, 2012 14:51 · For: Chapter 1
And also as a Finw

Name: Spiced Wine (Signed) · Date: February 15, 2012 10:15 · For: Chapter 1
This is beautifully written, Marchwriter. I am sure the recipient was thrilled. Well, I know she was! Lovely writing, intense and passionate.

Author's Response: Thank you! I think Oshun was pleased. It was challenging and great fun to write. All kudos the My Slashy Valentine fic moderators for putting the exchange together. I wouldn't have written it otherwise.

Name: Elvewen (Signed) · Date: February 15, 2012 9:43 · For: Chapter 1
Utterly amazing work! I have read Celegorm/Finrod before this but Curufin/Finrod is a first. The way you portrayed the oaths that held both of them was brilliant. Curufin's ability to perceive Finrod's thoughts on the future of Nargothrond and the story of Finrod and Amarie - simply beautiful. Excellent work:)

Author's Response: Thank you so very much! I have never written either of them before this, and Oshun's prompt was really wonderful, challenging and fun. Finweians are always fun and as easy to herd as a pack of cats. But they went for me in the end. Glad you enjoyed it!

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