Author has written 5 stories for Lord of the Rings, and Diana Wynne Jones.
Hi, I'm SurprisedbyJoy, until I can find maybe a better pen name... who knows right?! I've gone by Tulcadhiel-Greenleaf and TheZanyZ on here if you were curious. I'm a die-hard Lord of the Rings and Tolkien fan, so I do my best to do justice to that (I know, nothing can compare). All the LOTR fic I have on here at the moment is practically ancient so (A) don't judge and (B) I'll be updating/rewriting soon. As if collecting action figures and concept art books and making my own armor wasn't nerdy enough (yes, I did arm bracers and Legolas' shoulder guards), I've been working on a lot of Middle-earth research lately when I was writing articles for a fansite on the LOTR world, so I'm a bit of a research nerd that needs to start actually incorporating that.
I lived in Northern Ireland for a year (currently back in the US) and Derry/Londonderry is kinda my "home" city (adopted, but hey) and I fell in love with Scotland, England, and Wales as well. I'm a huuuuge Howl's Moving Castle (not the movie. at all. Sorry.) and Diana Wynne Jones fan, so to see the country she tied Howl to was particularly special (yes, I read the book the entire flight over there from Belfast, with "Sosban Fach" playing on my headphones on repeat). I could go on, but you should go ;) I enjoy a lot of DWJ's other work as well but HMC is my main love. The Queen's Thief series is also in my top favourites, and even though I *think* I can write fanfic about something as monumental as LOTR, somehow I can't get around to The Queen's Thief. It's a challenge.
Other than that, I'm: a Christian, an upcoming college grad with a degree in Graphic Design and Studio art, horseback riding instructor, oil painter, very amateur potter, runner, optimist, and lover of life and travel. I love a good chat, so message me if you want to discuss a fandom or travel!
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Update 9 April 2015