Budgielover
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Joined 10-19-02, id: 282844, Profile Updated: 08-23-09
Author has written 39 stories for Lord of the Rings.

I have enjoyed reading the LotRs stories so much that I had to contribute. I am awed by the talent of some of the writers that post here and want to be a part of that. LotRs makes my imagination soar, and I love its characters as deeply as if they were real. Wouldn't we all move to Middle-earth, if we could? For those of you who are interested, I am also a (AGE deleted!) woman who works as a college librarian, insurance secretary, at home running e-Bay auctions and doing about any sort of custom computer work. I am a full-time caregiver to my mother and sister, four budgies (parakeets) who think they're people, and spend any time left painting, cooking, growing roses and writing LotRs fanfiction and haunting LotR websites. E-MAIL: budgielover@npgcable.com.

For those interested in reading the stories in chronological order:

Tale-Spinning (Poem)
Bilbo's Deep, Dark Secret
Toffees, Troubles and Tooks
Sam's First Midsummer Faire
Peregrins and Pendulums
Pippin's Little Experiment
Merry’s Errand
A Desperate Race
Out of All Knowledge
Intruder
Walking Near the Edge (IN PROGRESS)
Bribery and Blackmail
Sweets and Secret Ingredients
Home Cooking Hobbit-Style
Just a Bit of Fun
Recovery In Rivendell
Renewal in Rivendell
The Ruin of Men and Elves
Dangerous Folk (COMPLETE)
Caught Between the Light and Dark
A Lesson on Hobbits I (Boromir)
A Lesson on Hobbits II (Gimli)
A Lesson on Hobbits III (Legolas)
A Lesson on Hobbits IV (Aragorn)
A Lesson on Hobbits V (Gandalf)
The Forest Has Eyes
This Too Shall Pass
Some Nameless Place
Leavetaking
A Different Sort of Game
Snowball Fight
Descending Caradhras
Stars In The Dark
All Evil Things
Riding the Nightmare
What Should Not Be Forgotten
Shadows of a Nameless Fear
October Quickenings
Pride Goeth After a Fall

Upcoming Stories:
Where Our Hearts Truly Lie
A Very Fond Farewell
A Secret Only Fire Can Tell

Only My Nephew by ShireDweller reviews
PreLOTR – During the annual Lithedays Fair in Buckland, Bilbo comes to realize his young cousin is more to him than a student. Nonslash.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,573 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 10/26/2002 - Published: 10/19/2002 - Bilbo B., Frodo B.
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Walking Near the Edge reviews
The Ring-bearer's improving condition is soon to result in his over-zealous caregivers discovering the ingratitude of hobbits. What was meant to be a quiet, gentle comfort-story falls afoul of bored, vengeful hobbit-folk.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 21,767 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 11/26/2012 - Published: 8/2/2009 - Frodo B., Aragorn - Complete
A Moment of Reflection reviews
Lord Elrond has an encounter with a very young Took, causing him to perhaps re-evaluate his decision.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,259 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/22/2009 - Elrond, Peregrin T.
Dangerous Folk reviews
Chpt. 11 - COMPLETE. Gimli's plan succeeds, but the aftermath results in Gandalf's decision to retrace their steps rather than continue on. Frodo is subjected to Aragorn's prescriptions and Merry to Boromir's growing understanding of hobbits.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 28,816 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 4/21/2008 - Published: 7/9/2007 - Frodo B., Aragorn - Complete
A Lesson on Hobbits reviews
Lesson V. Even the self-proclaimed authority on hobbits in Middle-earth gets a lesson one evening.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,574 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 3/19/2008 - Published: 12/17/2004 - Frodo B., Gandalf - Complete
Shadows of a Nameless Fear reviews
Chapter 21 In a Place Silhouetted by Sunshine. COMPLETE. All parties are reunited at the Inn where the Eingbearer's outing first went wrong, and once there, Frodo must face and conquor perhaps the greatest shadow of all.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 21 - Words: 71,539 - Reviews: 165 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 1/11/2007 - Published: 5/10/2006 - Frodo B., Meriadoc B. - Complete
Getting to Know You reviews
A series of gentle stories about the forming of the Fellowship the 'getting to know you' period during which strangers become friends. I A Moment in the Morning in Bree, in which the hobbits observe a very strange habit of Men. II On the Road Out of Bree
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,420 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 3/29/2006 - Published: 1/21/2006 - Frodo B., Meriadoc B.
Peregrins and Pendulums reviews
Chapter 4. A series of stories in which Frodo and Merry bravely undertake the care of little Pippin, after Bilbo leaves the Shire. Unable to believe attractive hobbitlasses seem to prefer their 11year old cousin, Merry drags Frodo back for another go.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,152 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/29/2006 - Published: 1/4/2004 - Frodo B., Meriadoc B.
Pride Goeth After A Fall reviews
Written as a Marigold Challenge with the following starter: Merry breaks his leg or sprains his ankle and Pippin impresses someone with his expert knowledge about sheep. The story can be set anytime, except no later than two years after the Quest.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,885 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/10/2005 - Peregrin T., Meriadoc B.
Caught Between the Light and Dark reviews
Chapter 15. Luck turns in the Fellowship's favor and provides an escape from the Ringwraith, but danger follows fast on their heels as they try to flee before the goblins can pursue them. STORY COMPLETE.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 48,929 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/21/2005 - Published: 2/27/2005 - Frodo B., Meriadoc B. - Complete
Toffees, Troubles and Tooks reviews
When was the first time that Pippin went to visit at Brandy Hall without his family? And what happens when Merry decides that little Pippin is HIS baby?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,002 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 15 - Published: 2/15/2005 - Frodo B., Meriadoc B.
What Should Not Be Forgotten reviews
A quiet morning spent with his kin and friends in a courtyard in Minas Tirith brings home some painful truths to the Ring-bearer.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,901 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 10 - Published: 11/25/2004 - Frodo B., Gandalf
The Forest Has Eyes reviews
Chapter 8. Complete. The Fellowship seeks to return to its last members but finds that the forest's safe-passage has been withdrawn as they move deeper into the wood. Further on, the forest decides to summons the means to deal with Gimli and Pippin.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 33,770 - Reviews: 223 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/3/2004 - Published: 5/11/2004 - Legolas, Frodo B. - Complete
Campfire Tales reviews
A weary night around the campfire is brightened when Legolas tells a tale. A short piece of fluff dedicated to Azaela, who wanted to know just how Aragorn knew exactly what Pippin had done in “Just A Bit of Fun.”
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,720 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/18/2004 - Aragorn, Legolas
Missteps in the Night reviews
A forbidden midnight foray into Rivendell's kitchens by hungry hobbits has unexpected results when Pippin has an accident. Takes place during the early part of "Recovery in Rivendell."
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,324 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/14/2004 - Peregrin T., Frodo B.
This Too Shall Pass reviews
Complete. The Fellowship's mood is not improved by a series of pranks perpetrated by bored young hobbits. Legolas decides to teach the suspects a lesson.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,616 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/18/2004 - Legolas, Meriadoc B. - Complete
Sweets and Secret Ingredients reviews
Chapter 2, "The Morning After" added. A lovesick Pippin seeks to make amends after his poem to Lady Arwen arouses Aragorn’s ire. His well-intentioned effort is regrettably not helped by the assistance of his fellow hobbits.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,131 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/22/2004 - Published: 5/8/2004 - Meriadoc B., Peregrin T.
Riding the Nightmare reviews
Complete. As the Ring-bearer is held suspended over jagged rocks, the wraiths threaten to drop him unless Aragorn can lift a curse beyond his power.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Horror - Chapters: 8 - Words: 23,041 - Reviews: 167 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/15/2004 - Published: 12/30/2003 - Frodo B., Aragorn - Complete
A Different Sort of Game reviews
Boromir’s suggestion of a different sort of game while on the road to the Redhorn Pass provides the hobbits an opportunity to show up the Big Folk. Takes place after "The Forest Has Eyes" and before "Snowball Fight."
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,199 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 23 - Published: 6/6/2004 - Boromir, Frodo B.
Just A Bit of Fun reviews
Merry and Pippin experience a very bad morning in Rivendell, and poor Frodo suffers the consequences.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,054 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/12/2004 - Meriadoc B., Peregrin T.
Out of All Knowledge reviews
Chapter 15. Complete. As the hobbits watch, Frodo's fate is at last decided.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 53,055 - Reviews: 367 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/19/2004 - Published: 8/28/2003 - Frodo B., Meriadoc B. - Complete
A Desperate Race reviews
Fearing what they might find, Aragorn, Glorfindel and the hobbits rush to Frodo's aid on the muddy banks of the Ford of Bruinen.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,657 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/9/2004 - Aragorn, Frodo B.
Home Cooking HobbitStyle reviews
In a well-intentioned effort to encourage a reluctant Frodo to eat, Merry, Pippin and Sam take over Rivendell's kitchens to cook him his favorite foods.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,708 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/11/2004 - Meriadoc B., Aragorn
Renewal in Rivendell reviews
Chapter 32. Lord Elrond, Gandalf, Aragorn and Bilbo enjoy the hobbits' reactions to their surprise and cherish every moment before the Fellowship prepares to depart Rivendell.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 32 - Words: 99,889 - Reviews: 667 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12/5/2003 - Published: 2/24/2003 - Frodo B., Elrond
Bribery and Blackmail reviews
Seeking a way to thank Lord Elrond for his care of Frodo and themselves, Merry, Pippin and Sam decide to give the Master of Rivendell a unique hobbit-type gift.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,939 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/1/2003 - Meriadoc B., Aragorn
Bilbo's Deep, Dark Secret reviews
Newly come to Bag End, young Frodo sets himself to discover his Uncle Bilbo's deep, dark secret.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,985 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 6 - Published: 9/26/2003 - Bilbo B., Frodo B.
Pippin's Little Experiment reviews
Newly arrived at The Prancing Pony in Bree, the hobbits are relaxing after dinner when Frodo makes an unpleasant discovery and Pippin tries to help, but gets side-tracked by his curiosity about Men.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,768 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/22/2003 - Peregrin T., Frodo B.
Leavetaking reviews
A humorous epilogue to my "Some Nameless Place," in which the Fellowship prepares to depart what's left of the town.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,528 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/27/2003 - Frodo B., Aragorn
Some Nameless Place reviews
Chapter 25. The battle with the fire-wielder resolved in an unexpected way, the Fellowship must face the angry town officials before being allowed to leave.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 72,072 - Reviews: 643 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/27/2003 - Published: 3/1/2003 - Frodo B., Gandalf
Sam's First Midsummer Faire reviews
A short, sweet story about Sam's first midsummer's faire, which brings him many new experiences.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,187 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/26/2003 - Samwise G., Frodo B.
The Ruin of Men and Elves reviews
Completed. Chapter 7. Aragorn tries an unconventional remedy as Merry's injury worsens, unwittingly placing the hobbits in greater danger.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,603 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/5/2003 - Published: 2/11/2003 - Peregrin T., Meriadoc B. - Complete
TaleSpinning reviews
A wistful doggerel I wrote in iambic meter (metrical foot of one unaccented syllable followed by one accented syllable) about the tradition of spinning tales.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 445 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/20/2003
Recovery In Rivendell reviews
Chapter 30. The Lord of Rivendell summons his host to ride against the approaching Ringwraith as Elladan and Elrohir arrive too late to defend the hobbits.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 30 - Words: 70,873 - Reviews: 411 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 2/19/2003 - Published: 11/11/2002 - Frodo B., Samwise G.
Descending Caradhras reviews
Completed. Gandalf stands to face the Pack with the exhausted Fellowship about him, and the Ringbearer struggles against despair.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,296 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/13/2003 - Published: 1/6/2003 - Samwise G., Frodo B. - Complete
October Quickenings reviews
Away on a planting trip, Sam receives news that what Gandalf had feared has occurred. Chapter Two added.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,031 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 2/12/2003 - Published: 10/20/2002 - Samwise G., Frodo B.
Snowball Fight reviews
Chapter 13. FINISHED. On cruel Caradhras, a reunited Fellowship must face the inevitable.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 30,850 - Reviews: 182 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12/6/2002 - Published: 10/19/2002 - Peregrin T., Aragorn
All Evil Things reviews
Chapter 5. COMPLETED. On the fourth morning of their journey through Moria, the Fellowship encounters a final entrapment.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,817 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 26 - Updated: 11/28/2002 - Published: 10/19/2002 - Meriadoc B., Frodo B. - Complete
Merry's Errand reviews
Completed. On the road to Rivendell after Frodo's wounding, Merry and Aragorn seek to recover Sam and Pippin without trading Frodo to the evil men who have ensnared them.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,084 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/8/2002 - Published: 10/20/2002 - Meriadoc B., Aragorn - Complete
Stars In The Dark reviews
Finished. Pippin makes the mistake of exploring while the Fellowship desperately seeks water, and their tracker bears news to its masters.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,944 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/31/2002 - Published: 10/19/2002 - Frodo B., Gimli
Intruder reviews
Finished. As Gandalf and Aragorn inform them of the intruder's fate, the hobbits lay plans to defend the Ringbearer.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,325 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/29/2002 - Published: 10/20/2002 - Frodo B., Aragorn