Author has written 5 stories for Lord of the Rings.
The pseudonym 'Morthoron the Dark Elf' was created in 1998, and that is what I am known by on several Tolkien-related sites (the old VN MEO boards, LOTRO forums, The Barrow Downs, The Arda Post, TheOneRing.net, etc.). I have participated in many well-known roleplay stories on Tolkien sites, and have been a Middle-earth fan-fic writer of note for over a decade. My Middle-earth writing interests are not with known Tolkien characters already picked to the bone by countless wordwraiths. I mean, honestly, do we really need another pathetic fan-fic rendition of Aragorn or Legolas? Rather, my objective is the exploration of Middle-earth itself, beyond that which Tolkien chronicled: of the 4th Age of Man, or the little-recorded 2nd Age, for instance. As I am interested in speculative Middle-earth literature, that is usually the only stories I will review or discuss. Middle-earth is a vast world with countless millenia of history; why chain oneself to a brief period of time already gone over quite extensively by the author himself? Unless, of course, if one mocks it. ;p
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5-26-09...I am proud to announce that both 'Tales of a Dark Continent' and Monty Python's 'The Hobbit' have both been nominated for 2009 MEFAs (Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards). My thanks to Virtuella and all the other readers and reviewers for their kindly support and editing suggestions. I would also like to thank JRR Tolkien for not rising out of his grave and striking me dead for the liberties I have taken with his stories. If you'd like to review or comment on my stories or other authors' works nominated for MEFAs, this is the link:. You'll have to sign in to enter.
1-3-09...'Tales of a Dark Continent' received Second Place in Genres: Drama: General, and Monty Python's 'The Hobbit' received Third Place in Genres: Humor: Parody at the 2009 MEFA AWARDS. Not too shabby, I suppose, but not winning is like kissing your grandmother and having her slip you the tongue.
5-17-10...Having been extremely lazy this past year, it would seem I only have one story nominated for the 2010 MEFAs (in the parody/humor section): Monty Python's 'Fellowship of the Ring'. By giving my story positive and extremely long reviews at the MEFA site thou shalt be rewarded in Heaven by Yahweh himself. Or Giancarlo, Yahweh's body double. Or maybe Phil, Yahweh's tax accountant. And as in ages past, special thanks to the patron saint of fan-fic, Virtuella, for the nomination!
12-16-10 Monty Python's 'Fellowship of the Ring' has managed, against all odds, insurmountable obstacles, and cliquish fangirls who only vote for stories that include teenage Legolas with his first erection, to win an Honorable Mention in the 2010 MEFAs (Genres: Humor: Parody or Black Humor). Of course, this type of honor is much like being dumped by the Prom Queen and ending up with a drunk fat girl who throws up in your lap. Aside from acrid odor of schnapps-scented vomit, what rankles the most about the asinine review process -- is the asinine review process. Why a twenty-nine chapter, 63,000 word novella should be categorized along with 3000 words-or-less, single page driblets that are, in essence, elongated one-liners, is patently ludicrous. Which is why I will no longer be participating in this dubious award program. MEFA are an ass.
10-12-12 Currently on hiatus from fan-fiction as I am finishing a novel, with a second already in the works.
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