Morthoron
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Joined 10-18-08, id: 1719926, Profile Updated: 10-23-12
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

Check out expositions on literary and musical subjects as well as other contentious commentary at http://www.darkelffile.blogspot.com

For album reviews, go to http://blogcritics.org/writers/the-dark-elf/ (long-form articles), or http://rateyourmusic.com/collection/Dark_Elf/d.rp,aat,ts,al,o,g,v,r0.0-5.0,n100,oowun (for short blurbs and ratings)

Also, find lyrics, poems and filks at http://morthoron.livejournal.com

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: http://www.mefawards.net . 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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A Beleriand Treasury of Childish Tales by Clodia reviews
A collection of frivolous snippets. Number eight: domestic discontent in Lothlórien. MEFA 2010 Honourable Mention in Genres: Drama: Incomplete for ch.s 1-8.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,809 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/10/2010 - Published: 3/21/2009
The Measure Of A Man by Virtuella reviews
Déoric has lost a leg and his best friend on the Pelennor. He is set to lose even more after his return home, but Éomer discovers the young man's unusual talent. A coming-of-age story. MEFA 2009 First Place
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 46,822 - Reviews: 139 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 1/7/2009 - Published: 10/15/2008 - Eomer, Eowyn - Complete
Not Fade Away by Jael the Scribe reviews
First place winner, MEFA 2007. A modern day woman lands a job that is too good to be true at a mysterious toy company. Things are not as they seem. Has she strayed into a dream? Drama humor. Characters: All the usual Mirkwood suspects and an OFC.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 36,153 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 8/22/2006 - Published: 8/13/2006 - Legolas - Complete
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In the Wake of the Nine reviews
A serio-comedy epic in which nine disparate characters get sent out on a quest. Their mission? To act as a ruse for the actual Fellowship of the Ring, who play no part whatsoever in this tale. Much mayhem, mistaken identities and double-entendres ensue.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 24,038 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12/24/2010 - Published: 9/5/2010 - Elrond, Erestor
Monty Python's 'Two Towers' reviews
Appalling sequel to Monty Python's 'Fellowship of the Ring', disgusting successor to Monty Python's 'The Hobbit', and nearly as famous as Monty Python's 'Not Appearing as a Fan-Fiction Story'. Winner of the coveted 'Necrotic Albatross' Lesion of Honor.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 23,003 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 8/3/2010 - Published: 12/26/2009 - Frodo B., Samwise G.
Monty Python's 'Fellowship of the Ring' reviews
The stunning sequel to Monty Python's The Hobbit. Follow the frenetic folly as the fumbling Frodo is foisted on the fractious Fellowship for a frolicking flit through Middle-earth. Nominated for the 2010 MEFA's in the Tax & Accountancy category.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 29 - Words: 56,384 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 12/25/2009 - Published: 8/11/2009 - Frodo B. - Complete
Monty Python's 'The Hobbit' reviews
A perfectly punctuated Python parody of JRR Tolkien's beloved The Hobbit. Join Bilbo Baggins' quest to free Erebor from Smaug the dragon before a lethal strain of comedy kills him. 3RD PLACE, 2009 MEFA AWARDS, with the top two spots left purposely blank.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 28 - Words: 50,214 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 7/4/2009 - Published: 12/21/2008 - Bilbo B., Gandalf - Complete
Tales of a Dark Continent reviews
The untold history of the Far-east of Middle-earth as told by the great chronicler of the 4th Age, Greagoir the Scribe, whose life & love is inextricably wound with the shadowy lore of the East. 2009 MEFA AWARDS, 2ND PLACE, DRAMA/GENERAL.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 87,662 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12/3/2008 - Published: 10/30/2008 - Complete