| Login | Lost Password | Help | Rules | | |

Most Recent

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...

Site Info

Members: 475
Series: 83
Stories: 1652
Chapters: 8441
Word count: 25528919
Authors: 137
Reviews: 15664
Reviewers: 219
Newest Member: ainisarie
Beta-reader: 29
Recommendations: 53
Recommenders: 13
Challenges: 14
Challengers: 9
 

Who's Online

Guests: 7
Members:

Shoutbox

Naledi
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!
cheekybeak
05/21/18 08:03 pm
SPCL? Society for prevention of cruelty to Legolas? RSPCL if Aragorn joins!
Naledi
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!
NelyafinweFeanorion
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.
NelyafinweFeanorion
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.
Formegil
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.
NelyafinweFeanorion
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.
NelyafinweFeanorion
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
NelyafinweFeanorion
05/20/18 04:47 am
And that's how they learn about the weaknesses of dragons! From the little guy Aegnor adopted.
Shout Archive


Penname: Formegil [Contact]
Real name: JK
Membership status: Member
Member since: August 07, 2011
Website:
Beta-reader: Yes
I am a Finnish man with a long-standing love for J.R.R. Tolkien's works. I first became interested in the Middle-Earth legendarium in 2001 when I got a ticket to the movie The Fellowship Of The Ring as a Christmas present. I was instantly fascinated and immediately read the book, closely followed by the Silmarillion. After that there was no return.

I first started to write fanfiction in 2008. I strive to build and maintain a style unique to me but it still can perhaps be said to have echoes of Alexandre Dumas, Karl May and H. Rider Haggard, all authors that have given me hours upon hours of excitement during the last ten years.

My interests include but are not limited to:

-history in general (I actually study it in university)
-military history and weaponry from Antiquity to the present day
-classical music, with Sibelius, Wagner and Tchaikovsky as some of my favourites
-literature, particularly 19th Century novels
-I was a Boy Scout for many years, which time taught me to love the beauty and peace of nature
-I've been a private of infantry for six months (military service of 6 to 12 months is obligatory for males here), an experience that reflects into a few of my stories set in Gondor

I appreciate reviews very much and would like to receive constructive criticism so that I can hone my skills.

[Report This]


Stories by Formegil [8]
Series by Formegil [0]
Challenges by Formegil [0]
Recommendations by Formegil [0]
Favorite Series [0]
Formegil's Favorites [2]
Reviews by Formegil


Title: The Rings At Pooh Corner by Speaker to Customers
Rated: Mature [Reviews - 7]
Summary: A crossover between The Lord of the Rings, the Winnie the Pooh stories of A A Milne, and Twilight; inspired by the purchase of Lotrfanfiction.com by Keith Mander. The Council of Elrond select a Tenth Walker to accompany the Fellowship - Edward Bear of the Beornings, known to all as Winnie the Pooh. Told in the form of twelve 100-word drabbles.

Definitely not to be taken seriously. Warning; as anyone who knows me from elsewhere will be aware, I'm a Gimli/Galadriel shipper.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Elrond, Éomer, Galadriel, Gimli, Imrahil, Legolas, Lothiriel, Saruman, Theoden
Content: Crossover, Drabble, Humor
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1312 | Read count: 4659

[Report This]
Published: July 29, 2011 | Updated: July 29, 2011


Reviewer: Formegil Signed
Date: August 09, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: or, Bear and Back Again

This story is an absolute work of genius! While reading I actually laughed so hard I must've broken something. The SaruMander part especially was hilarious. And who could have believed Galadriel was so very... licentious? Or that she had a thing for short and hairy men? Pure comedic gold, I say! After reading this, I'm afraid that my own take on the subject shall be rather gloomy and serious in comparison.

Author's Response: Thank you! I've always been something of a Gimli/Galadriel shipper, especially for comedic effect, and when I started writing this it occurred to me that Pooh was also short and hairy. The rest is history.



Title: The Naming Day Gift by Naledi
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

Thranduil has an important decision to make. He seeks inspiration from a very special place.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Legolas, Thranduil
Content: Gen
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1064 | Read count: 2631

[Report This]
Published: August 06, 2011 | Updated: August 06, 2011


Reviewer: Formegil Signed
Date: August 08, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

A wonderful story! I love the way you describe the glade, I can vividly see the place and its beauty in my mind when reading. Also, the Elves are very elven-like. Very fitting that the Eldar, the people of stars, would regard as hallowed the only place nearby where they could both see the stars and delight in the beauty of nature. Lastly, the symbolism of the name is a great idea. It's just so readily apparent that Elves would appreciate the meaning.

Author's Response:

Oh thank you! I'm glad you could picture the glade - I worked so hard to describe what I was seeing in my mind. When I was trying to imagine what kind of place a Wood-elf would find sacred, it struck me that it would have to be somewhere where they could see the stars as well as trees - hence the glade.

I'm glad you picked up on the symbolism of the name. I've always felt that Legolas was born when his people were recovering from Dagorlad, because the name Greenleaf suggests to me a time of renewal. I wanted to reflect that in this story.

Thanks for reviewing :)



Title: ~ On Reviewing ~ by Spiced Wine
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 14]
Summary: On reviewing, and the 'gift-economy' of fanfiction.
Category: Non-Fiction
Characters: None
Content: None
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1185 | Read count: 2807

[Report This]
Published: November 15, 2011 | Updated: November 15, 2011


Reviewer: Formegil Signed
Date: November 15, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 ~ Reviewing ~

This is a very well-thought essay. Especially the parts of about the gift aspect of writing and about the passion needing reciprocation are worth mulling over.

There was one aspect of reviews you might have touched, though. They are gifts, yes, but sometimes also rather bitter pills of medicine. I say this because I was actually just thinking about it, after having received the most critical review on another site I've ever got. After initial humiliation I had no option but admit she was absolutely right. But now that I'm planning a complete rewrite for the story, I see I have the makings of a story ten times better than the original. So, in the end, the reviewer's honesty was a gift, too.

But, again, a fine essay. The list of excuses of not reviewing at the end made me smile wryly, by the way, since almost all of them are all too familiar to me. Hopefully this makes people who read this review more often.

Author's Response: Hi there, Formegil, and than-you for commenting, lol!
after having received the most critical review on another site I've ever got.
I didn't actually touch concrit (which your review sounds like) in this at all, as Dawn's Live Journal post is open to look at, and people discuss concrit much better there. It's a thorny issue, and I rarely give it unless an author has expressed a definite desire for it. For one thing, concrit bleeds too easily into a criticism of the authors plot or characters, and the author may have very definite ideas about that, and aspects he or she does not intend to reveal until later. If such a review helped you, then that's great, but I personally would not be swayed by it because I know what I want to do. The most I would say is 'If you want a story like that, you write it.' :)
Plot and character is one area of my writing that is unchangeable unless I change it as I write, because I do know what I want to do.
I am also uneasy with the idea of people publicly giving concrit. I feel it's rather rude, and should be done privately or within a writers group, but then my main reason for reviewing is to say what I like about a story, not what I think could be done differently, to praise, not to pick. I love reading, I love stories and that is the base I operate from. I do also tend to trust authors to be able to write their story without me making suggestions d;-).
Dawn's poll interested a lot of people including me. Sites like FFN can be very review-friendly, but although I have never posted there, I imagine that the read/comment discrepancy is even larger than on smaller sites, and it simply looks like there are a lot of reviews.
Yes, in the end, fandom is a gift-economy, and for it to thrive, there needs to be a lot of generosity and appreciation. And I certainly do appreciate it, because I could read stories set in Middle-earth for the next 40 years and not get tired of it.