Cressida1
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Joined 12-08-06, id: 1178530
Author has written 13 stories for Lord of the Rings, and Silmarillion.

I've been around for a while as the "Rose" half of the writing team "Gypsie Rose" (http://www.fanfiction.net/u/224369/), whose works can also be found on this archive. I finally decided to make this account to post my solo work. If you like my stories, I encourage you to check out my solo works published under the "Gypsie Rose" name:

"The Fifteenth of January" http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1366321/1/

"Under a Starless Sky" http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1637390/1/

"The Only Jealousy of Eowyn" (drabble) http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1751474/1/

"Snow" http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2159202/1/

"The Steward's New Clothes" http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2429963/1/

Despite the fact that my mother has been a Tolkien fan since the 1970s, I didn't get around to reading his books until just before the movies came out. I was instantly captivated by the rich and complex characters of the Steward's family, and most especially by Faramir. Although I started out writing in the movieverse, I've since gravitated to the bookverse for fanfiction purposes.

I work two jobs, as a university administration worker and a freelance editor. Somehow I manage to squeeze in time for my other hobbies, including radio, roleplaying games, and, of course, fanfiction. I am also the moderator of the Brothers of Gondor message board, a discussion forum dedicated to the unique characters of Gondor:

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A Flickering Light by Lilan reviews
Denethor and Faramir, after Boromir’s death. Written for Cressida’s birthday.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,307 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 11 - Published: 9/16/2007 - Faramir, Denethor - Complete
Legacies by Lilan reviews
The battle has been fought, the feasts celebrated, the heroes hailed. With the turmoils of the Age of war behind, what are the things to be carried into the one of peace? Let a young scribe's apprentice and the new Steward dwell upon that for you.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,004 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/22/2007 - Published: 8/17/2007 - Faramir, Denethor - Complete
Once again by Lilan reviews
Want a cool Numenorean guy with the wind blowing in his face? Then read this.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 180 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/16/2007 - Faramir - Complete
Pearls by Lilan reviews
Three drabbles written for Astara's birthday last December. Finduilas, Denethor and the rest...
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 314 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/14/2007 - Denethor - Complete
The Nine Drabbles by Lilan reviews
A collection of drabbles written for a dear friend who was having a very busy time at work. Enjoy them again, Cressida!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 923 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/26/2007 - Faramir - Complete
A Story of One Flood by Lilan reviews
Events come flooding in as our favourite brothers come to Dol Amroth for a bit… Written for The Brothers of Gondor fanzine at the Brothers of Gondor discussion board
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,779 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/24/2007 - Published: 1/20/2007 - Faramir, Boromir - Complete
Lessons and Learning by Acacea reviews
A series of standalone ficlets in which Faramir learns something new
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,842 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/4/2006 - Faramir
An Ill Conceived Notion by Illwynd reviews
In which Boromir falls ill, Orcs attack, and all in all it is an interesting night.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,664 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/14/2006 - Boromir, Faramir - Complete
Roses of Imloth by satismagic reviews
A short, bittersweet vignette about Denethor and Finduilas, written for the birthday of a good friend.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 966 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/17/2005 - Denethor - Complete
The Wiles of the Enemy by Twoflower2 reviews
Denethor and Sauron have a mind battle
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,412 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/25/2005 - Sauron
Impasse by Cadiliniel reviews
Denethor finds himself increasingly jealous of Captain Thorongil and is finding no help in the attitude of his own father.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,086 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/13/2005 - Denethor
Gathering the Pieces by Ellisande reviews
Seven DenethorFinduilas snapshots. Finduilas' POV. For Cadi. hugs
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 672 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/3/2004
Requiem for Boromir by Maya reviews
Complete. At Edoras, the night before King Théoden's funeral, Faramir asks the remaining members of the Fellowship to tell him the manner of his brother's passing.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,614 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/20/2004 - Faramir, Boromir - Complete
A Merry Meeting in Bree by Maya reviews
Complete. The advent of a group of mysterious men at the Prancing Pony greatly confuses poor Nob, and promises some surprises for Master Barliman Butterbur.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,885 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/20/2004 - Faramir, Aragorn - Complete
A Mud Summer Night's Dream by Sue reviews
Movie-verse, action-humor. Aragorn, Faramir and Eomer track a band of Orcs into a southern area of Ithilien known for its endless summer rain and huge slippery mud flats. Muddiness, bathing, shirtlessness, and surprises ensue. NOT SLASH. Now COMPLETE!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 43,084 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/6/2004 - Published: 4/5/2004 - Faramir, Aragorn - Complete
Brothers, Fathers, Sons and Daughters by athelas63 reviews
COMPLETE STORY - Boromir is wounded and captured by the Haradrim, can Faramir rescue him in time?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 45,684 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/24/2004 - Published: 4/11/2004 - Boromir, Faramir - Complete
Siege Mentality by Insomniac Luddite reviews
Palantiri, modems, girls in Elrond’s bedroom, flash floods, feather dusters, Erestor fainting, catatonic Thranduil, whipped cream, cruelty to Mary Sues, silly names, four half-witted Halflings and one irritable Istar.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 40,357 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 4/4/2004 - Published: 2/22/2003 - Elrond, Legolas
Ties Broken by a Sword by athelas63 reviews
Sword practice between Faramir and Boromir is interrupted by their father.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,121 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/21/2004 - Faramir
A Price Too High to Pay by Sue reviews
Movie-verse, pre-FotR. Boromir's willingness to sacrifice all for the survival of Gondor is tested when Faramir receives his first serious battle wound. Not slash. Now COMPLETE!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 14,444 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/24/2004 - Published: 12/9/2003 - Boromir, Faramir - Complete
An Evening Together by athelas63 reviews
While teenage Boromir is away, the Steward of Gondor and his younger son share a meal and their thoughts.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,501 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/21/2004 - Faramir
Fate Spares Him For Some Other End by Adalanta reviews
Caught alone in the wilderness, the sons of Denethor are suddenly attacked by a band of orcs, leaving one brother gravely wounded and the other to ensure his survival. But can he find the strength to do what must be done to save his brother's life?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,672 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 1/15/2004 - Published: 9/4/2003 - Boromir, Faramir
Of Dwarvish Ale and Battle Scars by Aratlithiel1 reviews
In which Frodo is a bad influence, Faramir can't hold his ale, Aragorn can't sing and Gandalf can't take it
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,289 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/25/2003 - Published: 10/1/2003 - Frodo B., Faramir
Ties of Love by Avon reviews
Boromir and Faramir and the ties which bind us. Boromir explains a Gondorian superstition to Pippin.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,030 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/2/2003 - Published: 7/9/2003 - Faramir, Boromir
Echoes of the White Horn by Partners in Crime reviews
Pre-LotR: A detour into the white mountains of Gondor while returning home from Dol Amroth proves perilous for Boromir and Faramir, and the only help available is from a complete stranger, AU elements - COMPLETE
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 23,459 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/7/2003 - Published: 4/15/2003 - Faramir, Boromir - Complete
Forgotten Memories by Avon reviews
The twins bring Aragorn to Rivendell following his father's death - Aragorn remembers. Chapter 2 - author's notes and feedback responses
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,183 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/15/2003 - Published: 5/10/2003 - Aragorn
When Day Comes Down by Joannawrites reviews
As the sun rises over Helm's Deep, Aragorn is faced with the possibility of a world in which hate will overtake all else. Only the one who is lost to him can ease his despair. She will meet him in the sky.*Part I of Completed Trilogy, Revised, movieverse*
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,254 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 15 - Updated: 7/6/2003 - Published: 3/8/2003 - Aragorn, Arwen U. - Complete
Duty by Starlight10 reviews
Denethor answers one of Boromir's most famous questions: "How many years takes it to make a Steward a King if the King returns not?" Some insight into Denethor as a parent...
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,498 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/26/2003 - Boromir, Faramir
What I Have Made For Hope by French Pony reviews
It is true that Arwen spent the War of the Ring sewing. But let it not be said that this was not important.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,038 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/9/2003 - Arwen U. - Complete
I will Always be your Brother by Avon reviews
Faramir and Boromir's first meeting after Boromi's first campaign - secrets you can't share, promises you can't make.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,382 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/30/2003 - Boromir, Faramir
Mathoms by Starlight10 reviews
Where Faramir and Pippin learn some interesting truths about mathoms and themselves.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,633 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Published: 5/30/2003 - Peregrin T., Faramir
Sneezes and Sword Fights by Joannawrites reviews
Sequel to "Dragons or Ribbons." When Aragorn takes ill, Arwen persuades an unsuspecting Legolas to care for the ungracious and surly King. *complete*
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 36,320 - Reviews: 404 - Favs: 147 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 5/29/2003 - Published: 3/31/2003 - Legolas, Aragorn - Complete
The Eagle and the Swan by Altariel reviews
Two linked stories - Faramir and Boromir learn about the stars.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,461 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/21/2003 - Faramir, Boromir
Burning by Salsify reviews
In Rath Dinen, Denethor prepares Faramir for the pyre and reflects.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 584 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/8/2003
Obedience by Avon reviews
A Terzanelle of Denethor's thoughts on what he requires - and on what life requires of him. The inability to scan is all mine though ;-) At least I've managed to fix the formatting, though.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 249 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/25/2003
The King's Shilling by Altariel reviews
A sequel to 'Possessions'. A final parting, near Edoras.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 924 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/29/2003 - Faramir, Gandalf
Possessions by Altariel reviews
In the library in Minas Tirith, Gandalf makes a new friend.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,621 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/28/2003 - Gandalf, Faramir
Brothers in Arms by atheneglaukopis reviews
Boromir and Faramir from the fall of Osgiliath to the departure for Imladris. Faramir, as can be expected, is none too pleased that his quest has been taken over. Brotherly love and angst abound.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,202 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/19/2003 - Boromir, Faramir
Boromir's Gift by Sue reviews
Movie-Verse, based on the FotR EE. In the Lothlorien gift-giving scene in the movie, Boromir didn't receive a gift-or did he? *SPOILERS* for RotK!!!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,032 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/27/2003 - Boromir
A Gift at Year's Turning by Celandine Brandybuck reviews
Young Boromir hopes for a sword, but Finduilas may have another gift for him. Complete.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,190 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/1/2002 - Boromir - Complete
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Shadowed and Other Spooky Short Fics reviews
Drabbles and double drabbles on spooky subjects. Shadowed: Merry on the Pelennor. The Hunted: A man of Gondor meets something unexpected on a dark night. The Last: The youngest of the Oathbreakers views his impending fate.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 487 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 11/1/2008 - Published: 1/20/2007 - Meriadoc B. - Complete
An Unexpected Visit reviews
Mithrandir arrives in Minas Tirith just in time to spend Mettare with the Steward and his family.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,667 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Published: 12/19/2007 - Gandalf, Faramir - Complete
Masks reviews
Drabble: It might have been the most horrifying thing Beren ever saw.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 163 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/19/2007 - Complete
The Little Swan reviews
As a young man, Denethor meets a little girl one day in the White Tower.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,775 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Published: 12/5/2007 - Denethor - Complete
Red Sky reviews
In 2954, Mount Doom burst into flame again, and Denethor's life changed forever.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,280 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/8/2007 - Denethor - Complete
Lingering reviews
Drabble: After the events of ROTK, Faramir visits the House of the Stewards. Written for Ash Wednesday.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 107 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/21/2007 - Faramir - Complete
Her Favorite reviews
Drabble: Just a moment in time on a lazy afternoon.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 143 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/14/2007 - Eowyn, Faramir - Complete
The Captain's Rule reviews
Double drabble: What lay behind Faramir's rule not to slay wild beasts for no purpose?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 258 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Published: 1/20/2007 - Faramir - Complete
Tea and Misery reviews
Drabble: Lobelia Sackville Baggins is not Bilbo and Frodo's favorite teatime guest.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Published: 1/20/2007 - Bilbo B., Frodo B. - Complete
Without Leave reviews
Nine year old Denethor slips away from his tutor and climbs to the top of the White Tower.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,388 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/20/2007 - Denethor - Complete
Morning in Osgiliath reviews
Drabble: June 3018, a misty sunrise just before battle. Response to an Open Scrolls challenge on the subject of The Calm Before the Storm.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 137 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/22/2006 - Boromir, Faramir - Complete
Last Rites reviews
Movieverse, missing scene for ROTK. What was Denethor doing between the time Gandalf struck him and the time he went to the pyre?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,593 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Published: 12/22/2006 - Denethor, Faramir - Complete
A Garden of Faramir Drabbles reviews
A series of short glimpses of Faramir's life from childhood through the War of the Ring.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 1,660 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Faramir - Complete