Author has written 43 stories for Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Silmarillion, Inheritance Cycle, Star Wars, Thor, Avengers, Chronicles of Narnia, Hobbit, Captain America, A song of Ice and Fire, and Hunger Games.
I'm just a poor, wayfaring stranger
A traveling through this world below,
But there's no darkness, death, or danger
In that bright Land to which I go.
Greetings and Salutations! We're The Wayfaring Strangers: twin sisters DarthMihi and RandomCelt.
I'm Celt! Artist, poet, and lover of stories. The Tolkien Legendarium and the Marvel Cinematic Universe are my two great fandom loves. Personal favorite characters include Maglor Feanorion, Thor, and Wanda Maximoff, to name a few. I'm an expert introvert, a mediocre piano player, and a terrible dish washer with a mind that works largely in the abstract and the metaphorical. I Tumble at kingsofsorrow.tumblr.com.
Some of my favorite fics are Mornen's wonderful (and complete!) modern LoTR AU series, as well as her poem Broken, CrackinAndProudOfIt's hilarious The Envelope, and LCAAS's beautiful They Cannot Conquer Forever. Also, Le Chat Noire's breathtaking Trickling Sands and Araloth the Random's hysterical The FanFiction Testament.
Mornen made a fanart/coverart for my poem, Swifter Than The Day. Thanks so much, Mornen. :)
I'm DarthMihi. I sing...always. Usually alternating between two radically different songs to the detriment of all. I like to analyze people, characters, stories, and ideas. My all time favorite story-makers are Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Andrew Peterson, and Marvel. My favorite characters are Loki, Snape, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Right now, my pet idea is about Heaven and why it really is something to long for. Of the two of us, I am slightly more extroverted, so I'm the one who will probably write back to your PMs. I' m pretty opinionated; for example, I despise the word 'opinion' because once it gets brought up, no rational debate can be had - one side, at least, devolves into Bulverism.
Come to the dark side, we've got cookies.
The Apostle's Creed
I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord.
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary;
Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell;
The third day he rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
From thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost.
I believe in the holy catholic church (catholic means united), the communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins,
The resurrection of the body,
And the life everlasting. Amen.
We are Christians, not Catholics. We chose to put this in our profile because it is the founding creed of our faith. It was made before there were Catholics or Protestants.
Here's the part where we tell you what we think about all and sundry. And what we believe, because your beliefs make up your identity. None of these are assumptions or emotional attachments; we've thought through everything here.
• TRUTH IS ABSOLUTE. None of this 'Well, it can be true for you, but not for me...' There is no way something can be false and true at the same time. Period. If something can be both true and false at the same time, the very fabric of reality is breaking down. Think about it.
• We believe that homosexuality is wrong. We do not hate homosexual persons, but hate the sexual act that homosexuals perform because we believe that it is morally wrong (in the same way, we do not hate adulterers but hate the act of adultery). We believe that homosexuality is a sin, causes harm to others and society in general, and it causes harm to one's self, body and soul. We believe God defines marriage in the Bible as between one man, and one woman. We know that we will offend many people with our views on this, but we believe that silence on this issue is a form of acceptance or cowardice. We will never accept homosexual relationships and behavior, no matter what the majority, the government or the world says, because we must obey God rather than man. [Feel free to copy and past this onto your profile if you agree with us. (From My blue rose' profile.)]
• On Political correctness: What is it, exactly? Why is there a distinction between 'correct', and 'politically correct'? The answer that we have come to is slightly disturbing, but logically so. Political correctness, as near as we can tell, is the suppression of your opponents' right to free speech. For something to be 'politically incorrect' makes it uncool, and undesirable. So they use humans' desire to fit in against them, by making 'uncool' to say certain things, and have certain opinions. This is the precursor to using a stronger form of fear, or a greater incentive. Why should it matter whether something is 'politically correct'? Should it not be enough that it is correct? Who cares whether it's 'nice' as long as it's true! Since 'the truth hurts', it would appear that people no longer find it 'cool', so they bury their heads in the sand and hide from it. If they even know what 'truth' is... Why all this fuss about offending people? We don't think that's what it's really about.
• Life starts at the moment of conception and abortion is therefore immoral.
• We support gun rights. Our family owns guns and knows how to shoot them. The majority of people in the world aren't psychopathic killers, and it would behoove them to have a gun in order to stop such psychopaths, should the need arise. And if the government outlaws guns, then the outlaws will still find a way to get the them, but people like me won't be able to defend themselves. We see a lot of anti-gun profile statements, but none supporting gun rights, hence the above. And about school shootings:
'Dear God, why do you allow so much violence in our schools?' Signed, a concerned student.
'I'm not allowed in your schools.' -God
• We're proud Americans...but in all seriousness, my fellow countrymen, pray. Our nation is collapsing for lack of God.
[If you have any questions about all that stuff, feel free to ask. There's really not room for all the 'why?' behind it. I'm not looking for arguments, but if you're curious, don't hesitate!]
Our favorite characters live in an old and rickety apartment building labeled 'The Wayfaring Strangers' Muses,' and this is the order in which they arrived:
Gandalf, Legolas, Aragorn, Merry and Pippin, followed by Thorin, Fili, Kili, and Bilbo, moved in first and refuse to leave. They don't make trouble often, but when they do, they take up all our time.
Maedhros and Maglor and Beleg and Turin showed up on the doorstep one cold day, looking so noble and sad and fair and desperate that Celt turned into a poodle of goo on the floor and they walked right past. They were soon followed by most the characters in the Silmarillion.
A few months later, Loki, Thor, Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanov let themselves in - without being asked - and presided to run the show. Several months following that, Bucky Barnes smashed through the ceiling, claiming to be the 'Winter Soldier.' Mihi was planning on evicting him, but then Steve used Sad Eyes on her and who could say no to that? Then the Vision came bursting Majestically through a wall, and the Maximoff twins preceded to scramble (not so majestically) through the hole he left.
Dr. John Watson, Molly Hooper, James Moriarty, DI Lestrade, Mary Morstan, and Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes have taken up residence on the top floor. We suspect they may have gotten there by climbing in the window.
The entire Wingfeather family - of Andrew Peterson's brilliant but little-known Wingfeather Saga - have only been here for a few weeks, but they run up and down the stairs constantly, demanding attention.
The most recent arrival, the Starks of Winterfell, have quietly taken over the basement, causing Celt to weep buckets and bemoan their fates. Theon Greyjoy and Tyrion Lannister have taken to camping in the laundry room and holding their fellow characters' socks hostage. Theon took some of Mihi's socks. She doesn't seem to mind.
(And thus Celt's propensity to make metaphors for everything was made manifest to the world.)
We're not too keen on shipping, but as far as pairings go -
From Star Wars - Obitine, Siriwan, Sabewan, and, on occasion, Sajjawan, and Anadala.
From the Marvel Cinematic 'verse - Steve/Natasha (though, given the character dynamics in [the piece of emotionally painful brilliance that was] Captain America: The Winter Soldier, you'd need a substantially altered universe to pull it off.) and - if written correctly - Wanda/Vision.
Some of our favorite sayings, both wise and ...not so wise:
The test of generosity is not how much you give, but how much you have left.
A pint of example is worth a gallon of advice.
Lost time is never found again.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
He who throws mud loses ground.
Swallowing pride seldom leads to indigestion.
The Ten Commandments is not a multiple choice question.
There is no right way to do a wrong thing.
If an adviser says to me "My liege, he is but one man. What can one man possibly do?" I will reply "This," and kill the adviser. [Evil Overlord List!]
Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, and dark side, and holds the universe together
"When the darkness crowds beyond the door, and the logs on the hearth burn clear red and fall in upon them, making caverns and ships and swords and dragons and strange faces in the heart of the fire, that is the time for story telling." -The Road to Camlann, Rosemary Sutcliff
We hope our stories will make you laugh, and maybe cry, but most of all, we wish to rekindle the hearts of a world grown cold.