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Penname: Ysilme [Contact]
Real name: Alcina
Membership status: Member
Member since: February 25, 2013
Website: http://archiveofourown.org/users/Ysilme
Beta-reader: No

(Used to be known as Winterwitch)


Middle-aged, German, Tolkien lover since I first read the Hobbit at age 10 and LotR soon afterwards, and many times again since then. I've started delving deeper into Tolkien's other works only in 2012, but the Silmarillion has already taken over as my favourite.


I discovered the fascinating world of fanfiction in 2006 and spent some years in the Potterverse, reading, writing and translating fanfic in German and English. In late 2012 I was drawn into the Tolkienverse which became my main fandom, and also added podficcing to my fannish activities.


Tolkien's elves fascinated me right from the start, from 1st to 4th age, and I am a bit obsessed with/have a very soft spot for Elrond, his family and friends.



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Series by Ysilme [3]
Reviews by Ysilme [91]
Challenges by Ysilme [0]
Recommendations by Ysilme [0]
Favorite Series [0]
Ysilme's Favorites [47]

Stories by Ysilme

Title: The Secret of Frywald by Ysilme
Rated: Mature [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Not long after the war of the Last Alliance, a dragon troubling the East Bight forces the captain of Imladris and the king of the Greenwood into reluctant cooperation. The men of both realms realise that more is to be gained from cooperation than from upholding the distance the war has caused.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Glorfindel, OMC, Thranduil
Content: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Slash
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 11085 | Read count: 458

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Published: February 19, 2018 | Updated: February 19, 2018


Title: Approaching Rivendell by Ysilme
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 13]
Summary:

100 drabbles with Elrond Half-Elven trough the ages, focussing on the creation of and the living in Rivendell.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Celebrían, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor
Content: Drabble
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 17 | Completed: No | Word count: 1808 | Read count: 11549

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Published: July 05, 2013 | Updated: September 08, 2017


Title: Friendship is ... by Ysilme
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

Bard took a sip, savouring the taste. “You know, I was never one much for wine, until this whole king business started. I used to prefer ale, but I find this red stuff really growing on me.” He raised the cup in some kind of toast. “Coming here really was a good idea, oh Elven-king. I thank thee most reverently with - oh, whatever one is expected to say at this point.”


Category: Fiction
Characters: Thranduil
Content: Gen
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 2710 | Read count: 317

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Published: September 05, 2017 | Updated: September 05, 2017


Title: Perception by Ysilme
Rated: Teen [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Perception changes through past experience


Category: Fiction
Characters: OMC
Content: Gen, Vignette
Challenge: None
Series: The Meaning of Snow
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 348 | Read count: 448

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Published: March 13, 2017 | Updated: March 13, 2017


Title: After Winter, There Comes Spring by Ysilme
Rated: Teen [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Glorfindel wants to fulfil his vow to protect Elrond’s line, but this is not as easy as it seems when Elrond struggles with adapting to the changes after the War of the Last Alliance.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Elrond, Erestor, Glorfindel
Content: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Slash
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 6089 | Read count: 875

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Published: February 15, 2017 | Updated: February 15, 2017


Title: Something Spicy by Ysilme
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Lacking experience sometimes means making mistakes and can have unexpected consequences. Like making new friends.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Erestor, Gildor, OMC
Content: Gen, Humor
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1792 | Read count: 444

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Published: January 02, 2017 | Updated: January 02, 2017


Title: Drabbles for Tolkien Weekly by Ysilme
Rated: Teen [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Drabbles for tolkien weekly, a prompt-based drabble community on livejournal.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Elros, Frodo, Gil-galad, Gimli, Legolas, Maedhros, Maglor, OMC, Samwise "Sam" Gamgee, Thranduil
Content: Drabble
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 36 | Completed: No | Word count: 3834 | Read count: 30962

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Published: August 04, 2013 | Updated: September 28, 2016


Title: Reunion by Ysilme
Rated: Teen [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

Arriving in Lothlórien for the first time, Celeborn meets somebody from his past, somebody who might not exactly be happy to see him again.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Amdír, Celeborn
Content: Hurt/Comfort, Slash
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1770 | Read count: 409

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Published: September 21, 2016 | Updated: September 21, 2016


Title: The Meaning of Snow by Ysilme
Rated: Teen [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

On the verge of adulthood and very much in love, Elrohir is reluctant to meet again the elf who does not return his feelings. But the pitfalls of travelling in winter bring them together in an unexpected way.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Celeborn, Elladan, Elrohir, Erestor, Galadriel, Glorfindel
Content: Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Slash
Challenge: None
Series: The Meaning of Snow
Chapters: 5 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 8169 | Read count: 2316

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Published: February 27, 2016 | Updated: March 04, 2016


Title: Coming Home by Ysilme
Rated: Teen [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

After the loss of his beloved Rosie, Sam Gamgee travels West, unsure what might await him. Does Mr. Frodo still live? Will anybody even remember him?


Category: Fiction
Characters: Elrond, OFC, Samwise "Sam" Gamgee
Content: Gen, Hurt/Comfort
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1635 | Read count: 472

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Published: January 03, 2016 | Updated: January 03, 2016


Title: A Journey to Lothlórien by Ysilme
Rated: Explicit [Reviews - 10]
Summary:

Glorfindel, reborn and sent to Middle-earth not so long ago, does not want to travel, particularly not to Lothlórien. But he finds the Golden Wood has much to offer to him.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Elrond, Erestor, Galadriel, Glorfindel
Content: Drama, Incest, Romance, Slash
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 6318 | Read count: 2450

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Published: September 01, 2015 | Updated: September 01, 2015


Title: Improvisation by Ysilme
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

A short vacation is saved by Erestor’s inventive mind.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Erestor, Glorfindel
Content: Drabble, Humor, Slash
Challenge: None
Series: Mathoms - Drabbles and Ficlets for many occasions
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 200 | Read count: 624

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Published: August 18, 2015 | Updated: August 18, 2015


Title: Best Night of my Life by Ysilme
Rated: Teen [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

Thranduil is tipsy, Gildor is amused, and both are very much in love.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Gildor, Thranduil
Content: Humor, Vignette
Challenge: None
Series: The Dragonverse
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 454 | Read count: 975

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Published: June 26, 2015 | Updated: June 26, 2015


Title: The King of the Forest by Ysilme
Rated: Mature [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

After the Battle of the Five Armies, King Thranduil brings a badly decimated Elven host back to the Greenwood. Dealing with the losses of battle and the aftermath is a bitter task, threatening to overwhelm the king and guardian of the Woodelves and their forest.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Celeborn, Thranduil
Content: Hurt/Comfort, Slash
Challenge: None
Series: The Dragonverse
Chapters: 7 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 7378 | Read count: 4460

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Published: February 18, 2015 | Updated: March 11, 2015


Title: This Time... by Ysilme
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Elrond meets someone from his past.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Elrond, Maglor
Content: Gen, Vignette
Challenge: None
Series: Mathoms - Drabbles and Ficlets for many occasions
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 466 | Read count: 891

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Published: January 16, 2015 | Updated: January 16, 2015


Title: Midwinter in Eryn Galen by Ysilme
Rated: Teen [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

A young Aragorn comes to the Greenwood for the first time to celebrate Midwinter with the Wood-elves. Will his secret hope, concerning a certain Wood-elf, come true?

A tale about friendship with a dash of romance, or then maybe not, not-so-secret longing and first times.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Legolas
Content: Slash
Challenge: None
Series: The Dragonverse
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 5228 | Read count: 1539

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Published: January 02, 2015 | Updated: January 02, 2015


Title: The Reward by Ysilme
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

Learning your letters can be so boring. But everything goes easier with a little reward!
Gríma, the king's scribe, finds a way to encourage young Éowyn doing an unliked task.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Éowyn, Gríma Wormtongue
Content: Gen, Vignette
Challenge: None
Series: Mathoms - Drabbles and Ficlets for many occasions
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 640 | Read count: 905

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Published: December 10, 2014 | Updated: December 10, 2014


Title: History Repeating by Ysilme
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

Confined to bed after an injury, young Aragorn is bored to death until his brothers have an idea.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir
Content: Gen, Vignette
Challenge: None
Series: Mathoms - Drabbles and Ficlets for many occasions
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 512 | Read count: 1173

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Published: December 01, 2014 | Updated: December 01, 2014


Title: New Friends by Ysilme
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

Haldir travels south with his lord, meets the horse-people for the first time and finds a new friend.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Haldir
Content: Gen, Vignette
Challenge: None
Series: Mathoms - Drabbles and Ficlets for many occasions
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 777 | Read count: 821

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Published: November 25, 2014 | Updated: November 25, 2014


Title: Trial and Error by Ysilme
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

Merry and Pippin love to eat, love to cook, and love to try out new recipes. Sometimes, this is not as easy as it looks.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck, Peregrin "Pippin" Took
Content: Gen, Humor
Challenge: None
Series: Mathoms - Drabbles and Ficlets for many occasions
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 872 | Read count: 806

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Published: November 22, 2014 | Updated: November 22, 2014


Title: Disruption by Ysilme
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Elrond is not the only one who is disrupted by his visitor.

 


Category: Fiction
Characters: Elrond, Galadriel
Content: Gen, Humor, Vignette
Challenge: None
Series: Mathoms - Drabbles and Ficlets for many occasions
Chapters: 1 | Completed: No | Word count: 468 | Read count: 1091

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Published: September 29, 2014 | Updated: September 29, 2014


Title: Spring in Imladris by Ysilme
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

At the evening before the Spring Festival Nost-na-Lothion, Erestor puts the twins to bed and tells them a bedtime story.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Celebrían, Elladan, Elrohir, Erestor
Content: Gen
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 3368 | Read count: 1159

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Published: March 30, 2014 | Updated: March 30, 2014


Title: The Wrath of Dragon fire by Ysilme
Rated: Mature [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Thranduil meets a dragon, Gildor meets a Wood sprite, they meet each other, and battle sets things into motion.

 


Category: Fiction
Characters: Elrond, Gildor, Thranduil
Content: Action/Adventure, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Slash
Challenge: None
Series: The Dragonverse
Chapters: 6 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 9473 | Read count: 4578

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Published: February 16, 2014 | Updated: February 16, 2014


Title: The same old tale? by Ysilme
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

One might be a ranger and the leader of men, but one always stays the son of one's mother. A small glimpse into Aragorn's life before the Ring quest.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Gilraen
Content: Gen, Hurt/Comfort, Vignette
Challenge: None
Series: Mathoms - Drabbles and Ficlets for many occasions
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 512 | Read count: 5056

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Published: January 27, 2014 | Updated: January 27, 2014


Title: Mathoms by Ysilme
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

A ficlet written for the Snowflake challenge 2013, featuring Gimli, some smith-work and elven cooking.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Elrond, Gimli
Content: Gen
Challenge: None
Series: Mathoms - Drabbles and Ficlets for many occasions
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 531 | Read count: 1349

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Published: January 09, 2014 | Updated: January 09, 2014