Poll: If Aragorn will be in the second "Hobbit"-movie, what would you like to see of him? Vote Now!
Author has written 43 stories for Lord of the Rings, and Temeraire.
just a few words about why I´m here...
I´ve been writing fanfiction since I was 13, not even knowing that there was a name to it back then as the internet did not really exist yet (can you believe it)... my favorite TV-Series at that time were Airwolf and The Young Riders, so it was all about helicopters and horses, and it was all written in pencil.
Well, time has changed and now it´s all The Lord of the Rings (preferably Aragorn), though I´ve only just started writing stories about it myself, not wanting to trivialize Tolkien´s work.
I´ve been in New Zealand for some time and yes, if you squint (actually, you don´t even have to) you can see Middle Earth. I remember most vividly how I´ve been riding on a bus and suddenly Rohan flew by outside. But I think you can also find those landscapes elsewhere, it´s all due to your imagination; although I really like the movies, I think there´s room for ideas. As I´ve finally decided that the same holds true for the story itself, and as there are so many blank spots very similar to those on old maps ("here may be dragons"), it´s too tempting not to. So I went looking if there are any (dragons, that is)...
I´m no native English speaker, so please excuse my mistakes; maybe I´ll find a beta-reader so as not to strain anyone´s nerves too much.
Apart from my LotR-stories on fanfiction.net I´ve posted only one other fanfic about Temeraire (which is one of my all-time favorite books), which you can find under
http://community.livejournal.com/temeraire_fic - again, I wrote it to fill a blank spot (where I knew there definitely would be a dragon).
11-3-08: I´ve now posted the story here as well, as there finally is a Temeraire-section on FFnet.
11-30-08: Vote in my poll above! I´d love to know what you think!
I currently do not have much spare time to write, which is why I am not able to update as regularly as usual. I will not, however, abandon any of my stories, so those of you who are on a story alert and have the patience, please bear with me nevertheless. It All Comes Down To One Thing and Troublesome are now complete, by the way.
Thanks and a happy New Year to all of you!
My apologies to all who are waiting for an update of The Hunt for Gollum: Aftermath; the story is not abandoned but I still have only little time to write and find it hard to properly concentrate on finishing the next chapter (the fics I´ve published in the meantime have largely been written last year). I am working on it, though. Thank you for your patience!
Thank you as well for voting in the poll above- as it now seems that the second Hobbit movie won´t be a LotR-bridge after all, I closed it. No Aragorn, no vote... X(
News: I recently posted a story, co-written with Starlight9. You can see our joint profile here: Maj and Star
Hello everyone, yes I´m still alive! I´m sorry for not updating anything recently- I have so much work in RL that I hardly get to write anything. I also looked at my stories and think a lot of them need to be edited, but I don´t know when I´ll be able to do so. Please note that I haven´t abandoned writing or any unfinished stories, it´s just that my muse is constantly being scared away by everything else which is currently going on, despite Starlight´s repeated attempts to encourage it.
Something I´ve been pondering for some time, because it really bothered me:
Why does everyone constantly go on about Aragorn´s hair?
Tolkien certainly doesn´t describe it as such, so the reference must have derived from the movies.
I don´t think it looks either greasy or damp, however; Aragorn is no elf, after all, so of course he sweats due to all the physical exertion, as everyone does.
This leads me to the next question:
Why do people generally assume that Aragorn is afraid of personal hygiene just because he looks sweaty?
He certainly would not have survived and kept his health in the wild if he had been neglecting himself and his clothes. Therefore I do not think that he smells, either!
Aragorn and Elrond:
Watching the movies, you get the feeling that Elrond and Aragorn are quite alienated, for there does not seem to be any particular warmth or closeness between them, and Elrond acts like a pouting teenager when it comes to his daughter.
In the first appendix of the books, however, it is made clear that Elrond considered Aragorn as his son and that there was a great fondness between them even though Arwen "interfered".
Elrond says: "My son, years come when hope will fade, and beyond them little is clear to me. And now a shadow lies between us. Maybe, it has been appointed so, that by my loss the kingship of Men may be restored. Therefore, though I love you, I say to you: Arwen Undómiel shall not diminish her life´s grace for less cause. She shall not be the bride of any Man less than the King of both Gondor and Arnor. To me then even our victory can bring only sorrow and parting- but to you hope of joy for a while. Alas, my son! I fear that to Arwen the Doom of Men may seem hard at the ending."
(Quote from: The Lord of the Rings: Appendices. A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers. I. The Númenórean Kings, page 1061)
These are no harsh words. Elrond is merely being honest, but what he actually does is to fortify Aragorn´s determination, because he can only marry Arwen if he claims the throne.
In the movies, Aragorn is reluctant and says that he does not want the burden that comes with his heritage, whereas in the books he is much more self-confident and can hardly seem to wait to get started.
There is the moment when the Fellowship sets out from Rivendell: "Aragorn sat with his head bowed to his knees; only Elrond knew fully what this hour meant to him."
(Quote from: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Book Two, page 280)
This is a moment of silent contemplation, and Aragorn is aware that his time has finally come. It does not necessarily imply negative thoughts and feelings.
Elladan and Elrohir:
Due to horrible circumstances they have lost their mother, one of the most important persons in most people´s lives.
I do like to think of them as Middle-Earth´s Weasley Twins as well, and it can be very funny when they are constantly pulling pranks and being ludicrous, but I actually do not think that they are as lighthearted and careless as many of us wish.
I do love them and am sorry that they have only short appearances in the books and none in the movies (or has anyone seen them anywhere?).
He is beautiful and graceful, and I am very fond of him. There is one funny quote from him in "The Two Towers", concerning Fangorn Forest: "It is old, very old," said the Elf. "So old that almost I feel young again, as I have not felt since I journeyed with you children. (...)"
(The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Book Three: The White Rider, page 491)
Legolas and Aragorn:
We do not get to know when Legolas and Aragorn meet for the first time, but I like to believe that they have known each other before the Council of Elrond.
Appears in several of my stories and is an invention of mine: a stuffed horse which belongs to little Estel and survives throughout the years. Inspired by my own very old and severely loved off stuffed dog. I´ve taken a liking to Brown, so all those of you who think it´s too far fetched better not read my stuff or get used to it...
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