I am a single woman. Not very young anymore, and my life tends to be quiet, when children of my family are not around: I work as freelance translator so I am rarely away from my home or my computer. I love reading - I do not write a lot, because I stick to an advice given to young poets in my alma mater by an old and very wise professor: "Writing is a necessity. If you do not feel that you MUST write, better do not write at all. This way you are less likely to produce rubbish."
Or, this is what I like to think. Perhaps I am just too lazy to write. Those very few stories I have produced over the years are not worth to be published: in fact, most of them had probably perished with my first computer. Perhaps one day I will try to publish something... please be merciful on that day.
I read the Lord of the Rings twenty years ago and it is still the book number one (in fiction) for me: sadly, when I stumbled upon fanfiction.net for the first time, an in-house translator with plenty of time spent waiting for an actual work to do, I started to read a very AU fic that left me feeling sick: for more than five years after that, I avoided the LotR fanfiction as much as I am avoiding the Bible fanfiction (it seems rather strange to me that something like that even exists).
I rediscovered LoTR fanfic this summer and I am reading through it now. So far I haven't review much, I apologize for that: English is not my first language and although I can understand well, I am struggling to put my thoughts to words, never sure that I have it right.
I admire all those authors, whose stories are clicked as my favorite: Id like to thank all of you for a wonderful job. You have opened a new horizon for me: new stories that feel true and don't distort the history of Arda and its characters in any way. I promise now that I will try to go back to all the stories that I liked and review, because you all deserve it.
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