Author has written 46 stories for Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Silmarillion.
The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places.
But still, there is much that is fair. And though, in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps the greater.
June 22nd: I've been on this site a long time, longer than I thought! And the Tolkien fandom was going strong long before that. I was a late-comer to the party. :) There were some people who made it a good place, a fun community and gave me much more than I realized until later.
One of those is Nilmandra. If you haven't read her stories, why are you sitting here? GO! Read them!! She's in my faves. Elrond, Glorfindel, Legolas... She wrote them amazingly. Wish her a happy birthday! She's an amazing person and her stories are not to be missed.
Another is Daw the Minstrel. If you love Legolas, go read her stories. Now!! Really, Daw is a published author, a teacher, a traveler and just an amazing story teller. She also just posted a new story. *hops around in excitement!*
Last, but never least, is Dragon Confused. If you love stories about the twins as children, getting into trouble and just being adorable, she's your girl. She also wrote one of the funniest, most unique takes on Balrogs I've ever read. The Littlest Balrog. Don't miss her Celebrian or Ereininon either.
Isaac Newton said it best when he said:
If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
Seen on Tumblr (don't even start), this was a fantastic piece of advice!
I love giving and receiving fic reviews, but for a long time the whole process of writing a review used to be very fraught because I wanted to show my appreciation but I didn’t want to leave a generic “Loved this, please write more!” like every other comment the author had already gotten and was probably sick of. (Note - as an author, we do not get sick of these comments. We do not get sick of any comments.) But I figured something out a while ago and I figured I’d share it. How to leave a good comment on a fic: PICK A LINE.
Literally any line. Pick it as you’re reading. If a phrase or a sentence or a paragraph jumps out at you, highlight it and hit CtrlC. Then save that puppy until the comment section, paste it in, and let the author know why you liked it.
“_” My favorite line, it was hilarious!
“_” I’m gonna cry! Poor Character B!
“_” That is totally something Character A would say.
“_” wow this totally sums up their whole relationship, doesn’t it?
I’m a writer who is friends with a lot of writers. I have never met a writer who didn’t love this. Worried that you’re not leaving a comprehensive review? It’s okay. Tell the author about the five-word sentence that you loved in their 10K word fic, and they will glow. I’m telling you this is foolproof. Take the stress out of commenting. Pick a line. Make a writer’s day.