Philosopher At Large
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Joined 03-23-02, id: 188360
Author has written 14 stories for Fanfiction Poetry, Lord of the Rings, and Silmarillion.
What's there to tell? BA Phil, lifelong Tolkien fan, would like a job getting paid to read sf — and just waiting for them to finally discover Atlantis. What is a flame? A flame is an insult, (ie, "You're stupid!" or "This is garbage!") which is not relevant to the subject under discussion (ie, fanfiction, here) and does not offer any explanation as to why this opinion is being expressed.

What is *not* a flame? Pointing out, kindly *or* harshly, factual errors, gross implausibilities, abysmal writing skills, and other incoherencies. This is known as a negative review. Any authors not prepared to get these, shouldn't be putting their work out in public and especially shouldn't be asking for feedback - and certainly never think of going pro. 7/12/03
Script updated to Scene V.xiv - also, there will likely be a Part II for the nonfiction "Real Idiot's Guide" over on Odd Lots in a little while (aka "Why They Call It The *Hidden* City") and I may start posting some of the fanfic- related rants over on Fictionpress, since they have most kindly allowed an Essay category...

6/30/03
Script Update, Scenes V.vii-x. Changes.

6/25/03
Script update - Scenes V.iii-vi. Serious stuff.

6/8/03
Double Script update to make up for involuntary GAFIA delays - Scene V.i - ii, and Notes completed through Scene IV. If you can't get to them here yet, you know the drill - check Odd Lots through the link above. Also a newish short rant on writing canonical romance there and I think some other stuff since last update here.

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Protectors of the Plot Continuum and some of the exiled spinoffs (including Architeuthis' Intelligence Briefs for the PPC) may be found for the present at Odd Lots also. We now have our own posting board - you can suggest targets there.
If you liked Harpwire's Orc story, it's back. Visit Wunderlust's page - and then read the new series, 'Molly Halfwits', the story of a strange young woman with no skills, language or otherwise, who appears one day in Bree... As a public service, I have listings of canon fics I enjoy in my favorite authors/favorite stories pages. Check 'em out. Enjoy.
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Song of Spring by Jen Littlebottom reviews
A conversation between Aulë and Yavanna, written as poetry.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 239 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/3/2003
Silver and Gold by Oboe-Wan reviews
My second fic set during the Silmarillion - Galadriel and Celeborn meet in Doriath
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,220 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/27/2002 - Published: 1/13/2002 - Galadriel, Celeborn
Mary Sue, Sue Mary and the Broken Plot Continuum by Nath reviews
Mary Sue and Sue Mary finally dared to go to Middle Earth now the original PPC were no longer hunting their kind. A wise decision?!? - Completed (minor edits 30/04/2003)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,096 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 8 - Updated: 7/14/2002 - Published: 5/12/2002 - Complete
The Official Fanfiction University of Middleearth by misscam reviews
The fic that spawned miniBalrogs, Elrond's Naturally Nine, the MorgothSauron feud, Urple, the WitchWall and finally, Gimli got the girl.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 64 - Words: 66,366 - Reviews: 3164 - Favs: 1,965 - Follows: 210 - Updated: 7/12/2002 - Published: 3/8/2002 - Complete
The Song of the Rock by Joan Milligan reviews
Turgon gives Tuor the Grand Tour of the city.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,254 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 5 - Published: 4/24/2002
Gofi and the Balrog by Levade reviews
Elrond's twin sons have some questions about that Balrog, and know just who to ask.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,354 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 154 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/13/2002 - Glorfindel, Elrohir
Dark Night Of the Soul by Net Girl reviews
Thanks to the Hellmouth, Buffy, Xander, Willow and Giles are transported back in time ... to the days when Elves, Hobbits, Orcs and Men roamed the lands.
Crossover - Buffy: The Vampire Slayer & Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 83,429 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 4/1/2002 - Published: 3/20/2002 - Complete
Mordónarë by Sterling silver reviews
All that happened in Moria . . . from the Balrog's point of view. Please read and review; I want to know if I should keep going!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,021 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/7/2002
The Tale of a King by Arwen Imladviel reviews
This is actually a Silmarillion story, a King we all know reminiscing a loss of his. Quite funny.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 926 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/25/2002
When I Am Wise by Deborah Judge reviews
At the end of the First Age, Elrond and Elros must choose between mortality and immortality.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,018 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/17/2002 - Elrond, Elros - Complete
Mellon by JulesAello reviews
Gimli and Legolas in Lórien. The beginnings of friendship.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,120 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/10/2002 - Gimli, Legolas
Prelude by mercat reviews
A short vignette set in Rivendell before the Company's departure; features Frodo and Legolas. NOT slash, NOT movie-fic, and NOT mindless Legolas-worship.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,640 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 9 - Published: 12/26/2001 - Legolas, Frodo B.
Departure by AlexeCinz reviews
Finrod reflects on the mortality of Men, and makes his own farewell to Beren. A fic based on the Silmarillion.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Angst/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,814 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/13/2001
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A Boy, A Girl, & A Dog: The Leithian Script reviews
The Deed of Beren & Luthien (& Huan) retold in the vernacular w/apologies to Messrs Shakespeare & Tolkien. 8/10Act IV.V.xx
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 560,494 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 8/11/2003 - Published: 5/6/2002
Fell Knowledge reviews
Beren & Luthien travel to Angband in the forms of two deceased servants of the Dark -- but such enchantment has its own dangers & risks. From the Lay of Leithian, rating for dark elements involving those "betrayed ghosts." (2/7 Notes added.)
Silmarillion - Rated: M - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,762 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Updated: 2/7/2003 - Published: 1/16/2003
Shadow and Silver reviews
Tol Sirion III: Luthien at the Bridge. Covers end Canto IX through first part of Canto X of the Lay of Leithian; rating for thematic reasons. (12/21 - Afterword added)
Silmarillion - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 24,868 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/20/2002 - Published: 11/4/2002
Wise, Fearless and Fair reviews
Mithril Awards - Runner-Up. Set during FOTR: a moment's reflections on a lifetime of history, and the future -- as it may be
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,190 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/5/2002 - Galadriel
Hunting reviews
Two notorious figures from Middle-earth history have a brief encounter before either reaches their later infamy... Inspired by a line in TT, a canto in Lays of Beleriand, and the Silmarillion. PG for monster slaying. Complete. (12/03 Expanded Notes.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,403 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Updated: 12/3/2002 - Published: 7/12/2002 - Complete
Lord of Carrion reviews
The Witch-king's thoughts in that crucial encounter on the Pelennor Fields.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,463 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Published: 9/12/2002 - Eowyn
Betrayals, Renunciations— reviews
Silmarillion - Tol Sirion II. Complete. Sequel to Terrible Gifts; somewhat less violent, more surreal. (And there will eventually be a Part III.)
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 2 - Words: 17,922 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Published: 8/21/2002 - Complete
Exultation of Gold reviews
Mithril Awards - Commended. First Age, Silmarillion inspired, Exceedingly Short Story, the moral of which is -- Never laugh at live Dragons. (Blame on 100° weather and bad illustrations.)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 616 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/7/2002
The Timelost reviews
Silmarillion story: the Fall of Gondolin, from an unusual viewpoint. Part VII up: Mysteries revealed - and deepened.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,700 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 8/7/2002 - Published: 5/17/2002
In Brethil's Shade reviews
Mithril Awards - Commended. Silmarillion inspired. Of Two Kings and a Message from a Lady -- the Forging of the Third House. Complete.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,857 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/27/2002 - Complete
Terrible Gifts reviews
Mithril Award Winner - Silmarillion Category. Tol Sirion I: An answer to a question sometimes heard, concerning the problems of Elvendeath. Rated for Violence-with-reason. Complete.
Silmarillion - Rated: M - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,119 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/12/2002 - Complete
Without Hope reviews
Eight Days at Gondor Regional Medical Center (ROTK, OC)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,616 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 5/19/2002 - Published: 5/13/2002
Oh Will You Walk The Wood So Wild? reviews
A strange visitor enters Lothlorien...
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,825 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/27/2002 - Galadriel
Century of Dreams: A Sonnet Sequence reviews
Inspired by the Golden Age of Science Fiction
Fanfiction Poetry - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 545 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/26/2002