|Tori of Lorien|
Author has written 75 stories for Lord of the Rings, Inkheart, Inuyasha, Inheritance Cycle, Troy, Four Brothers, Crossing Jordan, Van Helsing, National Treasure, Twilight, and Wrestling.
Formerly Torilei. I just thought it was time for a name change. It's still me =) Lol!!
"Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term 'Art,' I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'" -Edgar Allan Poe
"The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire, And taught the world with reason to admire." -Edgar Allan Poe
About my writing
I do take story requests. I have done a couple of them, and I do not mind doing them as long as I'm comfortable with the category. However, I have now closed the door on Twilight requests. It's never been my strongest category since they were written by request in some form or another for friends, and I never really got into the franchise. So, I apologize for that, but I really can't write much about something I really don't know too much about. But, I will still take requests on any of the other categories I've written for (primarily Lord of the Rings or Wrestling). I do not write slash stories, so if you like slash, you're on the wrong writer's profile! Also, I tend to stick to canon pairings for the book/movie categories, but I will try different ones for the wrestling category (where I will also write wrestler/OC). That's if I write romance. I'm not the biggest fan of it. On the other hand, I'm a huge fan of father/son (or father/daughter in some cases) family fluff, so you'll be seeing a lot of that. Also, I tend to write quite a bit of dark, angst, and hurt/comfort stuff too. And some humor, don't get me wrong. But if I write humor, there will be more to it than just straight humor.
Lord of the Rings, National Treasure, and Wrestling are my current focuses.
I would like to thank everyone who has reviewed my stories, favorited them, put them on your alert list, or even just read them. I appreciate it, and I'm glad you're enjoying my stories. Thank you all so much! It means a lot.
Being that I am a full-time college student, I will update when I can!
All right, here's what I'm up to! Lol.
Country Roads (Wrestling)- first story featuring The Shield. Horror/Suspense
Iron Pen, Fortune Faded, and Ruffian (National Treasure)- Companion pieces to my story "Snow Angels." A look into how Ian Howe assembled the four men who become his trusted team. Genres will vary
Stained (Lord of the Rings)- Sequel to "Tainted." Drama/Friendship
Riptide (Lord of the Rings)- Sequel to "Ripple Effect." Drama/Family
In Your Reflection (Lord of the Rings)- Collection of Boromir and Faramir oneshots. Family
Feel free to PM me! I am always willing to talk with new people either to answer questions, offer advice, or just have a fun conversation =) But, I also have a twitter, so just personally ask me for that if you want to talk to me sometime! Thanks for reading my stories, guys!
Hi =) I'm Susannah, and I'm a twenty-two-year-old senior English major in college.
Random Facts About Me
I am Straight Edge
I designed a personal logo for WWE's Shad Gaspard
I've been writing since I was six years old
As far as Lord of the Rings characters go, I am apparently a personality mix of Celeborn and Oropher (thank you, Gwedhiel0117, lol!)
The lead singer and guitarist of Skillet live in my hometown
My great-grandfather was a professional hockey player for Montreal and my great-uncle helped invent liquid plumbing
I don't like bread
I'm probably one of the few who still uses the Oxford comma in my writing style
I've met the woman who was the voice of Pocahontas in the Disney movie
My favorite number is seven
I'm a "Phantom of the Opera" fanatic
My goal is to work for the WWE's creative department or on-air talent (include writing in there too, of course)
My dream roles are Belle in "Beauty and the Beast" and Galadriel in the "Lord of the Rings" musical
My mom calls me her "hobbit child" since I don't wear socks unless I absolutely have to (I don't like them)
I have no piercings, nor will I get any
I currently have two tattoos- "sXe" on my left forearm and "Angel of Music" with music notes and the Phantom mask on my right forearm. More to come!
My favorite director is Tim Burton
Hans Zimmer and Howard Shore are my favorite composers
I can speak some French, Greek, sign language, and Sindarin, but not fluently
I saved an abandoned dog but couldn't keep her
I love classic literature, biographies/autobiographies, historical fiction, and some fantasy fiction (Lord of the Rings and other Tolkien works mainly)
I am a dog person, mainly because I am allergic to cats
My favorite flower is a rose
For my future pets, I want a Siberian husky named Oropher, a hamster named Haldir, a fennec fox named Achilles, and the little dog from the Ceaser's dog food commercial named Gimli
My favorite music is rock (any kind, but particularly classic and punk)
I play the clarinet and taught myself the keyboard
Places I've been: New York City; Cincinnati, Ohio; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Ontario, Canada; Niagara Falls
Chicago is my favorite place to visit- it's my home away from home
My favorite superhero is Batman
My favorite historical figure is Gregory Rasputin, and my favorite areas of historical study are early American history and Ancient Egypt/Ancient Greece
Favorite Color: Red
Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice (and probably all of the books to follow in the series), "Dread" (a short story) by Clive Barker, Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie, The Lord of the Rings (and other Tolkien works), "The Iliad" presumably by Homer, Classic novels like Dracula, The Invisible Man, Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, etc., Grimm's Fairy Tales
The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Four Brothers, Office Space, The Crow, Slumdog Millionaire, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beauty and the Beast (Disney version), National Treasure (first one), The Little Vampire, Labyrinth (David Bowie!!), Phantom of the Opera (the musical version with Gerard Butler), Harry Potter series
Favorite TV Shows
Supernatural, The Mighty Boosh, WWE RAW, WWE Smackdown, Criminal Minds, Awake, Criss Angel: Mindfreak, Moonlight, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Doctor Who, Leverage, The Mentalist
Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast (Broadway Version), Les Misérables, Jekyll and Hyde, Sweeny Todd
Favorite Characters (that you would would likely see in my stories- otherwise, there may be too many for some categories, lol)
Lord of the Rings- Thranduil, Elrond, Celeborn, Glorfindel, Erestor, Elladan/Elrohir, Haldir, Legolas (the book character- though I have nothing against Orlando Bloom, and his portrayal, but I just prefer the one found in the books), Aragorn, Boromir, Faramir (and though he's not in the trilogy itself, I have a special place in my heart for Oropher. Also, Ereinion Gil-galad can be counted among my three favorite Elf kings with Thranduil being my first and Oropher my second)
National Treasure- Ian Howe, Shaw, Riley Poole, Powell
Favorite Pairings (that you would likely see in my stories at some point)
Lord of the Rings- Celeborn/Galadriel, Elrond/Celebrían, Faramir/Éowyn
Wrestling- Miz/Eve Torres, Tyson Kidd/Natalya, Cody Rhodes/Layla
Alter Bridge, Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith, David Garrett (Honorable mention goes out to The Wonder Years since I'm currently hooked on their newest album, The Greatest Generation)
Songs I'm Obsessed with at the Moment/Inspiration Songs
"Fortune Faded," Red Hot Chili Peppers
"This Fire Burns," Killswitch Engage
"Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me," U2
"I Was a Teenage Anarchist," Against Me!
Sean Bean, Hugo Weaving, Jason Isaacs, Craig Parker, Marton Csokas, Gary Oldman
Cate Blanchett, Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren
Favorite Wrestler: CM Punk
Favorite Indy Wrestlers: Colt Cabana (talked to him on the phone. He loves me. I win!), Cliff Compton
Other Wrestlers I Love (no particular order): Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler, Randy Orton, The Miz, Cody Rhodes, The Undertaker, Daniel Bryan, Johnny Curtis/Fandango, Christian, John Morrison, William Regal, Sheamus, Wade Barrett, Evan Bourne, Kofi Kingston, R Truth, Drew McIntyre, Kane, Alex Riley, Justin Gabriel
Favorite Divas: Natalya, AJ, Kaitlyn
Favorite Hall of Famers/Legends: Edge, Shawn Michaels, Lita, Bret Hart, Stone Cold, Trish Stratus, Roddy Piper, Eddie Guerrero
Wrestlers/Divas I DON'T Like: John Cena (sorry to those who love him, but I just can't stand the guy. At least his character), Ryback, Jack Swagger, David Otunga, Alicia Fox
Favorite Brand: RAW
WWE Superstars I've Met
CM Punk- my favorite and definitely a hero to me!! As AJ once said, he's the coolest guy I've ever met, lol! Very, very nice man and was easy to talk to. Funny too! No matter how heel-ish he is, I'll always respect the guy. Hope to see him again sometime since I got along really well with him!
Lita- a legend in her own right and definitely an inspiration to me! My favorite women's wrestler! She's incredibly down to earth! I got to spend a long time with her and really got to bond with her :) We're more alike and have more in common outside of wrestling than I ever would ever have imagined, and it was amazing to make that connection with her. Incredible experience with a woman I never thought I'd say I love! Hoping to see her again sometime soon!
John Morrison- four times, lol! Kinda buddies at this point. He's a real sweetie! Nothing but love for the Shaman! I'm sure I'll be bumping into him again somewhere, lol.
Natalya- my favorite Diva of today! A total sweetheart, and a very kindhearted person. Adore her!
R Truth- What's up! A really fun guy, and also a very kindhearted person. Great experience with him!
Chris Jericho- really nice guy. Love him! He's a sweetheart!
Maryse- really nice woman! I liked her a lot :) Definitely liked meeting her!
Mickie James- so glad I got to meet her, though by accident, before she left WWE. Just really cute and sweet!
Kaval- one of the nicest, down to earth guys I've met. I like him a lot! Also very respectful to fans.
Matt Striker- not a superstar anymore, but still part of WWE. Didn't get too much of an impression, but he was pretty cool! Pretty eyes, lol.
Other Famous People I've Met
Craig Parker- actor; best known for his roles in Lord of the Rings, Legend of the Seeker, and Spartacus. One of my favorite actors! I love this man to death xD One of the most outgoing, friendliest, and funniest people I've ever met!! Not to mention, he drew the Chicken of Doom on my autograph xD
"I'm a weirdo, sorry about that." -CM Punk to me at Chicago Comic-Con (August 2012)
"I think I'm a little bit diseased in the head. I legitimately think I'm Batman." -CM Punk in response to my question at Madison Square Garden (November 2011)
"It's some sort of Greekish thing." -me at my cousin's baby shower
"Some people are like slinkies. They're not good for much of anything, but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs." -told to me by Halo
"Next time you think you are perfect, try walking on water." -on a church sign
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." -Victor Hugo
"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." -Edgar Allan Poe
"It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic." -Edgar Allan Poe
"Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them." -Edgar Allan Poe
"The true genius shudders at incompleteness- and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be." -Edgar Allan Poe
"I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity." -Edgar Allan Poe
"Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant." -Edgar Allan Poe
"The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it's possible." -Charles Kingsley, Alice in Wonderland (2010, Tim Burton)
"You're mad, bonkers, off your head! But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are." -Charles Kingsley, Alice in Wonderland (2010, Tim Burton)
"Building's burn... people die... but real love is forever." -Sarah, The Crow
"I'm a dog chasing cars. I wouldn't know what to do with one if I caught it!" -Joker, The Dark Knight
"Actually, I'm still just a friar, I can curse all I want. Damn it!" -Carl, Van Helsing
"If that's it, detectives, I'm going to go set myself on fire." -Criss Angel, episode of "CSI:NY"
My other hobbies besides writing include acting, drawing/sketching, reading, watching movies (and making fun of them), and hanging out with my friends.
Random Insights for The Lord of the Rings
Thranduil is not a tyrant, okay?! I refuse to read stories where he is portrayed as such. He was just being a good king. If you still don't believe me, read The Hobbit again. Tolkien writes that 'if the king had a weakness it was for treasure' not for beating up his subjects. In addition, he succours the Men of the Lake in their need, and Bilbo is willing to die for him. Moreover, do you really think Legolas would have been alright if he had been abused during his childhood? I rest my case! If you agree, copy and paste this into your profile, add your name to the list and spread the word. Elindë, Elven Warrior Princess, Gwedhiel0117, Tori of Lorien
Arwen did not rescue Frodo in the "Fellowship of the Ring" movie. She is not a warrior and Hadafang does not belong to her. Glorfindel is the one who rescued Frodo, but of course, he wasn't given the credit. As stated below, the ridiculous concept of Arwen being the hero is just a figment of our imaginations set in place by Peter Jackson. (From Gwedhiel0117)
My own takes on these wonderful characters that I will often approach my stories with (If you agree with any of them, feel free to copy and paste and spread the word!):
Oropher is not a tyrant. Plain and simple. Strict/stern? Yes. Proud? Yes. A bit harsh at times? Yes. Abusive to his son or others? No. A good father and a good king? Yes. How would Thranduil be such a good king if he was traumatized as a child because of his father's actions against him? Just saying. Would you want to invoke the wrath of Oropher or meet him in a dark alley though? Absolutely not.
Haldir did not die at Helm's Deep. Did Tolkien kill him off? No. His death in "The Two Towers" movie is just a figment of our imaginations set in place by Peter Jackson.
Galadriel is not a goddess. Nor is she all-knowing or all-powerful. She is an Elf, and like the rest of us, has her flaws. She does not have magical powers that will make everything okay again, contrary to belief. Yes, she has her Ring. Yes, that enhances some of her abilities. But does it turn her into a goddess? Absolutely not. Besides being an Elf and the Lady of Lothlórien, she is also a mother, a grandmother, and a wife- things that mostly get forgotten about.
Well, that's all about me! I'll just get back to my writing now =)
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