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Joined 01-31-08, id: 1488821, Profile Updated: 09-15-08
Author has written 13 stories for Forgotten Realms, Silmarillion, and Lord of the Rings.

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What Maketh the Man?

Something which I have encountered, not just in the world of fanfiction, but also in the various English courses (as in literature. If you ask me what 'literature' means I may have to hurt you. don't laugh, it's happened to me on multiple occasions now, and it is annoying.) I have been doing is the sometimes heated debate about what constitutes masculinity and/or bravery in the context of a fictional character. Generally speaking, it seems that there's a fairly equal division between the two sides. One group seems to feel that a 'real' man is so brave that he goes beyond mere recklessness, often with the emotional range of a teaspoon. The other (guess which side I'm on, 'ey?) has slightly lower expectations, allowing for such prudent emotions as fear, anxiety, etc, when they are appropriate.

Let me give an example: Jonathan Harker from Bram Stoker's novel 'Dracula', first published in the 1890s. I have heard people critiscise him for not 'stepping up', as it were, to the expected level of macho-ness for a male fictional character and taking out Dracula when he had the chance. But what is the basis for this accusation? Lol, I just saw how late it is...I shall extend upon this ranting tomorrow...

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Menzoberranzan Nights by Ziggy Sternenstaub reviews
Almost four centuries before 'Homeland,' Zaknafein and Jarlaxle find themselves caught up in an adventure that will shape both their characters and their futures.
Forgotten Realms - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,576 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 9/27/2009 - Published: 3/8/2008 - Zaknafein D., Jarlaxle
There is for Every Man by Ziggy Sternenstaub reviews
One human. One elf. Two men who never met, but should have. A tale of Artemis Entreri and Zaknafein Do'Urden.
Forgotten Realms - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,272 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/16/2008 - Artemis E., Zaknafein D. - Complete
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Oltho Baras reviews
Glorfindel's life is irrevocably altered when he burns his hand. WARNING: AUness, some violence and mild slash content. If two men together isn't exactly your cuppa tea, then maybe this story isn't for you...
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,208 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 1/18/2009 - Published: 8/26/2008 - Glorfindel, Erestor
A Drow's Tale reviews
Four drow rogues come together to wreak havoc upon the surface:the story of Donnia Soldou, Kaer’lic Suun Wett, Ad’non Kareese and Tos’un Armgo, as told by me. Rated M for elf smut and gore.
Forgotten Realms - Rated: M - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,808 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/23/2008 - Published: 2/20/2008
Khareesa reviews
Inspired by Poe's 'Ligeia' and various bits and pieces from 'Legacy of the Drow'. When Cattie-brie starts behaving very strangely only a return to Menzoberranzan can save her...M for M/F relations and some relatively graphic violence. Enjoy.
Forgotten Realms - Rated: M - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,436 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 6/3/2008 - Published: 5/27/2008 - Drizzt D., Catti-brie
Never Speak To Strangers reviews
Drizzt is rescued from an awful lot of orcs by a mysterious stranger, but is it a case of 'out of the frying pan, into the fire? Rated M for attempted rape in a later chapter.
Forgotten Realms - Rated: M - English - Horror - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,636 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/27/2008 - Published: 5/5/2008 - Drizzt D. - Complete
Amnesia reviews
Drizzt is suffering from amnesia, and remembers none of his time on the surface. What’s Cattie-brie to do? M/F relations, rated M to be on the safe side.
Forgotten Realms - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 19,513 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 5/1/2008 - Published: 2/8/2008 - Drizzt D., Catti-brie
Comfort reviews
Young Vierna has a nightmare, and runs to Zaknafein for comfort.
Forgotten Realms - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,473 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/13/2008 - Published: 2/26/2008 - Vierna D., Zaknafein D. - Complete
Lessons with Mooshie reviews
A prequel of sorts to 'Kiss Me' wherein Drizzt and Montolio discuss...um...intercourse. Some slash/yaoi is involved. Rated M but pretty tame really. Enjoy.
Forgotten Realms - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,034 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/22/2008 - Drizzt D. - Complete
Kiss Me reviews
Because there is not enough Drizzt/Wulfgar slash. M/M relations, rated M to be on the safe side.
Forgotten Realms - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,703 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 2/19/2008 - Published: 2/9/2008 - Drizzt D., Wulfgar - Complete
Monsters In The Moonwood
This is a highly AU story wherein Tarathiel and Innovindil meet while prodding monster buttock in the Moonwood. WARNING: Rated M for elf smut and gore.
Forgotten Realms - Rated: M - English - Horror - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,873 - Published: 2/18/2008 - Complete
The Voyeurism Trilogy reviews
3 stories the 3rd being still in the oven detailing the antics of assorted Doriath males as seen through the eyes of their feminine counterparts. WARNING: M/M relations SLASH! YAOI! Whatever you want to call it. Most definitely rated M
Silmarillion - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,603 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/16/2008
The Sleepover reviews
This is a one-shot companion piece to Family Affairs. It could be viewed as a prequel of sorts, but will make more sense if you read the other story first. Set during ‘Exile’. Dinin/Jarlaxle, M/M relations, SLASH! If not into, don't read.
Forgotten Realms - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,935 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/12/2008 - Dinin D., Jarlaxle - Complete
Family Affairs reviews
The tale of how House Do’Urden gave itself a boost up the Menzoberranzanian ladder and how Drizzt would later feel the consequences. Enjoy. Contains M/F and M/M relations, as well as MPreg. Rated M to be on the safe side. *Complete*
Forgotten Realms - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 11,742 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/8/2008 - Published: 2/3/2008 - Drizzt D., Catti-brie - Complete
Cravings reviews
Shayleigh is desperate for a midnight snack…but Elbereth won’t be happy with her choice of sweetie. Set before the Epilogue of the ‘Chaos Curse’. Rated T to be on the safe side... *Complete*
Forgotten Realms - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,791 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/2/2008 - Complete