Real name: Si
Membership status: Administrator
Member since: June 30, 2011
Old, bookish, nerd, self-employed. Long-time Tolkien fan.
I had to change my transformative works policy lately from 'blanket permission' to write my OC's to 'Please ask'.
Ziggy, Pink Siamese, Esteliel, Vinvalen and Narya have all written them beautifully; their writing is always around for anyone to see how it's done.
The change comes solely from the behaviour of Verhalen who is a long-time narcissistic predator. There's so much about him online, although he came into fandom from another sphere and changed his name and all the info is under other names. (Easily googled if you know them).
But I know who he is including his real name, having sent him a couple of things in the post, and other pseuds, and his behaviour goes back at least 15 years. I don't like to say I'm glad I'm not the only one, but on the other hand, I know it's not just me. He has smeared me and left me no recourse to respond except to behave excactly has he did. He lies, obfuscates, and plays the victim card for all he's worth. It's a long, long pattern, and I do hope people will be wary of him.