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Joined 01-10-08, id: 1471043, Profile Updated: 04-09-15
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

More HMC fic coming soon! Ed Sheeran's music is great inspiration, so I've gotten back into writing. I have a massive LOTR fic in the works as well, but that may never see the light of day--so much research. Anyways, it's raining more here in Wales at the moment and I am stuck inside with 2 weeks of undergrad left (YAY GRADUATION!) so I'll post a chapter of something tonight or tomorrow. (unfortunately I won't be able to write that much this summer because I'll be working at an awesome camp, so I'll post a lot before I leave).

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Fireside Tales by myselfonly reviews
Aragorn and Legolas share an adventure with Gimli over the camp fire. Challenge fic from Lindir's Ghost, pure Three Hunters fluff. Had great fun writing this one :)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,659 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/17/2015 - Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli - Complete
Little Saucepan by batastrophe reviews
One-Shot. Sophie has always wondered what Calcifer's "silly saucepan song" was really about. When Howl manages to procure tickets to a rugby match in Wales, and insists that Sophie and Morgan come along, she finally gets an opportunity. Watch as Sophie puzzles out the various mysteries of Wales and rugby, and learns that even the silliest of songs can have the sweetest of meanings.
Diana Wynne Jones - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,825 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/28/2015 - Sophie P., Howl P., Morgan, Calcifer - Complete
Odds by Aki no Ryu reviews
Howl and Sophie have the odds in their favor. A silly, super short, one-shot.
Diana Wynne Jones - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 57 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/4/2014 - Sophie P., Howl P. - Complete
Pride by chille-tiid reviews
Neither one will admit to what clearly exists. Howl/Sophie takes place after the end of the book (you don't need to read the book to understand what's going on though)
Howl's Moving Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,730 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 8 - Published: 10/12/2014 - Howl, Sophie H. - Complete
Feffers by cairistiona7 reviews
When the littlest among them has a broken heart, all in Rivendell are moved to provide comfort, even Master Elrond's household staff. A sequel of sorts to To Find A Heart. Written during the 2012 B2MeM event. Prompts used are given at the story's end. Thanks to Suzll for the beta, & thanks to Prof. Tolkien for giving us a wonderful playground. Slight warning for themes of death.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,535 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/20/2013 - Aragorn, OC, Elladan - Complete
Howl's Moving Castle: In Which Fortune is Embraced by LadyAbnoba reviews
This FanFic and its characters are based upon the wonderful works of the late Miss Jones. Also, thank you for all of your kind comments! I assure you that I will find more time to write now that the weather here has been as soggy and dreary as ever! I must be off now, warm cup of coffee in hand, holding my umbrella against the watery wind. See you soon dear reader.
Howl's Moving Castle - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 24,164 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 12/18/2013 - Published: 8/30/2012 - Howl, Sophie H.
Resonance by aja aron reviews
In the mines of Moria, new understanding grows, and the foundations for friendship and change are laid. Legolas, Gimli, Gandalf, Aragorn. Fellowship present. Very slightly altered from the version at Teitho.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,420 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 13 - Published: 11/15/2013 - Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli - Complete
Resolution by The Hobbit's Rhapsody reviews
The King and Queen of Attolia preside over the wedding of Sounis and Eddis. Oneshot, spoilers for A Conspiracy of Kings.
Queen's Thief series - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,232 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/28/2012 - Complete
How to NOT Write a Legolas Fanfic by your.daily.dose.of.fanfic reviews
STOP! Are YOU planning on writing a Legolas FanFic? Well, you can throw your totally-cliche plotline out the window because here a few examples of how to NOT write Legolas FanFiction. A parody of all crappy Legolas FanFiction.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 12 - Words: 15,261 - Reviews: 214 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 6/21/2012 - Published: 7/22/2010 - Legolas - Complete
Rags of Time by Iolanthe 8 reviews
The Witch's fire demon has Howl's heart in its clutches, and our hero is as good as dead. I certainly hope the next update doesn't take another year.
Diana Wynne Jones - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 42,324 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 114 - Updated: 9/8/2011 - Published: 10/1/2007
Howl's Rogue Gateway by SomniaRie reviews
Howl and company begin to realize that Lettie hasn't been acting herself lately, and the Prince's new wife is slightly more than odd. Sophie takes it upon herself to determine the mystery behind Lettie's strange transformation, at her own expense.
Howl's Moving Castle - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,999 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/8/2010 - Published: 4/16/2007
More Than Memory by chocolatequeen reviews
Separated by tragedy, Aragorn and Arwen must learn important lessons about love and eternity before they can be reunited.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 53,395 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 9/7/2010 - Published: 4/26/2010 - [Aragorn, Arwen U.] - Complete
Strange Happenings in the Court of Attolia by Insane Eddisians reviews
Eugenides and Attolia deal with their court's ridiculous problems with the help of dear Costis. Includes flying food, wine, and terrible attempts at humour. Note: This is a PARODY. Any ridiculousness/stupidity is completely intentional.
Queen's Thief series - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,898 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 6/22/2010 - Published: 1/1/2010
The Differences In Being Sophie Jenkins by Unknown Personality reviews
It was a good thing she was prepared for her marriage to Howl to be hair-rising. She knew that he'd exploit her. And she also knew that she would get her revenge.
Diana Wynne Jones - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,990 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/1/2010 - Complete
The Five Ways In Which Eugenides Visited The Queen by shewhoguards reviews
The first time that Eugenides, new King of Attolia, demonstrated how he could sneak into the Queen of Attolia's room was the night after their wedding night.
Queen's Thief series - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,110 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/1/2010 - Complete
A Matter of Time by Findegil reviews
When Howl and Sophie get trapped in Wales, where Howl cannot work magic and is simply a bright academic who has whittled away his youth, they must overcome time travel, parallel worlds, and ultimately the destruction of the universe as they know it.
Howl's Moving Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,838 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 11/29/2009 - Published: 11/10/2009 - Howl, Sophie H.
Of Cabbages and Kings by Lamiel reviews
As the Ringbearers prepare to leave Middle-earth, Legolas and Sam have their own choices to make. COMPLETE.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,403 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 149 - Follows: 8 - Published: 8/6/2009 - Legolas, Samwise G. - Complete
The King's Wedding Night & Other Minor Disasters by Philippa reviews
A collection of missing scenes for the Queen's Thief series.
Queen's Thief series - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,214 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 151 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 7/8/2009 - Published: 6/27/2009
You're a Mean One, Miss Angorian by Iolanthe 8 reviews
HMC book spoilers! A Grinchy companion piece to "How the Witch Stole Christmas!"
Diana Wynne Jones - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 485 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/4/2009 - Complete
The Wedding Suit by Iolanthe 8 reviews
Only three days left until the wedding and it's business as usual, with Sophie stressing and overworking and Howl constantly craving her attention. She'll never get everything done on time unless he gives her some peace. Or will she?
Diana Wynne Jones - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,164 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/8/2008 - Complete
Systems by silentstarlight reviews
Sophie works on the financial report for the flower shop only to have Howl leave her a sheet of equations in the morning.
Diana Wynne Jones - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 867 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/30/2008 - Complete
Despair by Silivren Tinu reviews
Concerned about the growing tension between Boromir and Aragorn, and the influence of the One Ring on the Gondorian, Legolas decides to intervene and confront Boromir before it may be too late for all of them. FotR gapfiller.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,453 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 9 - Published: 11/8/2006 - Legolas, Boromir - Complete
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It's A Jungle Out There reviews
Howl and Sophie are trying to ride the waves of a changing Ingary and war rumors as best, and safely as they can, when they are disturbed one night by something following the moving castle. They have their first run in with an ancient, supernatural beast who has somehow made it into Ingary and embark on a journey of beasts and legends much broader than they expected. Book-verse.
Diana Wynne Jones - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,043 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/2/2015 - Howl P., Sophie P., Calcifer
Everyday Magic reviews
One shots of H&S wandering through the early stages of life after the curse, figuring out different forms of magic, having friendly arguments, discovering and loving and running away from or towards new problems. Fluffy, at some points! HxS
Diana Wynne Jones - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,230 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 10/29/2015 - Published: 8/31/2014 - Sophie P., Howl P.
Wherein Dastardly Rumors Abound reviews
In which our favourite HMC characters are thoroughly confused as to rumors floating up from the east, saying that Howl is strong and silent, Sophie grey haired, and Michael having a weird name.
Diana Wynne Jones - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,729 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/8/2011
Encounters reviews
The story of Legolas' adventures just before and leading up to the Council of Elrond, with a strong focus on the imprisoning of Gollum by the Mirkwood elves. Reviews appreciated:
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,111 - Reviews: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/7/2010 - Published: 7/12/2009 - Legolas, Gollum
The Mischief Chronicles reviews
Ever wonder what Elrohir, Elladan, and Legolas were up to as elflings? These are some tales in which the three of them create mischief when they are young--and, not to mention, they get in trouble.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,125 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 2/7/2010 - Published: 7/12/2009 - Legolas, Elrohir