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Joined 12-07-02, id: 306087
Author has written 8 stories for Lord of the Rings.
I swear I'm not dead, and I've not abandoned my stories, I promise. I'm just exhausted. RL is kicking my ass up and down the block. But I will prevail! Meantime, well, the stories are... well, "languishing" sounds so bad. Relaxing. The stories are relaxing a bit, napping in the sun, awaiting my eventual victory over RL.

Note regarding the songs in An End To Innocence chapter 19: "The Hour Of Doom":
Anyone who liked these songs must must must read the wonderful poetry and prose of fileg, who wrote them both and gave me her kind permission to use them:
http://fanfiction.net/~fileg

The poem "All Of Them Together" is in the story of the same name (which, I have to add, she wrote for my birthday - thank you, fileg!), and the snippet Boromir sings is from the breathtaking poem, "Home By Morning." Go, read. fileg is a wonderful, wonderful writer.

Regarding An End To Innocence and Undertow: quick word of advice - don't try to write two long stories at once. Argh. However, neither of these stories will be abandoned. I promise that both will reach their conclusions, though it may take me quite a while to manage it, what with work and life and all. And if for some reason I have to break that promise, I'll post notes to the abandoned story explaining why. Meantime, remember that feedback is much appreciated, both positive and negative. If something doesn't work for you, please let me know - especially on Undertow, which for me is somewhat dicier than AETI.

Pika rules - look here for my fave sons of the Steward all decked out in black leather: *swoon*

Good lord, ff.net has gotten big and weird. Anyway, big thanks to the lovely archives that have been kind enough to archive my stories:

Henneth Annun

Tower of Ecthelion

The Hidden Archives of Middle-earth

Uruk-hai.org (I've been translated!)

Since I can only keep 30 stories in my favorites list, here are the ones that are complete, but that I can't bear not to link to - these authors are lovely, and when I have more time, I'll add their names here:

Weregild:
http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=852208

LOTR: FOTR: Breadbox Edition:
http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=534018

Where The Shadows Lie:

http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=551935

Where Dreams Take You:
http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=551463

Death By Water:
http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=588202

Out Of The Frying Pan Into The Fire
http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=724656

Care And Feeding Of Hobbits:
http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1070574

The King Is Dead:
http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1124984

Ashes, East Wind, Hope That Rises:
http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1101162

Turning Of The Page:
http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1181743

Hello? Two Kings:
http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1212765

Fear and Desire:
http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1176237

The Captain and the King:
http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=652532

Gaming:
http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1208346

Singing in the Sun:
http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1191652

Chasing the Moon:
http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1216714

Random notes:

Love Sean Bean? Watch "The Sharpe Series".

Brazilian jiu-jitsu - it is unquestionably the most fun I've ever had. It's better than anything. And to the people who say, "isn't it dangerous? aren't you afraid you'll be injured? doesn't it hurt?" First, you will learn how durable you really are. Second, you will learn how vulnerable you really are, and how to trust your teammates *not* to damage you. Too badly. Third, of course it hurts! So?

I got my BA in English Literature (magna cum laude - go me) after ten years of dilletanting my way through college, with long stops in art, writing, communication, and media criticism. Learning stuff is fun.

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Orcbrat by The Lauderdale reviews
Orcs killed Maevyn's family and took her with them as a captive. It was never intended she survive. CHAPTER 27 UP: In which some clandestine conversations are had – and what's up with that forest, anyway?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 27 - Words: 122,171 - Reviews: 317 - Favs: 226 - Follows: 200 - Updated: 12/7/2014 - Published: 1/17/2003 - Orc, Uruk-hai
Unravelling the Tale by Nimue I Am reviews
Legolas and Gimli... a friendship of this strength was not easily forged. The Ring will take Boromir, but what trials do the others face being near such evil? A Legolas and Gimli story, & Gollum too. New Chapter!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 22 - Words: 105,933 - Reviews: 284 - Favs: 175 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 12/9/2013 - Published: 2/19/2002 - Boromir, Legolas, Gimli, Gollum
Boromir's Return by Osheen Nevoy reviews
Boromir awakens from his death and finds himself in an unexpected situation. Basically book universe with some AU bits, but inspired by Sean Bean. Complete! Chapter 29 up, nine years after I started writing this.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 29 - Words: 522,949 - Reviews: 562 - Favs: 439 - Follows: 127 - Updated: 6/27/2011 - Published: 4/2/2002 - Boromir - Complete
Passages by Gaslight reviews
WIP. 3009, 3rd Age. Boromir brings Myrhil, the daughter of his old arms instructor, to Minas Tirith where the Shadow has already begun to creep over Middle Earth. Boromir&OFC. Later, Grima&OFC. **NO LONGER UPDATED. SEE LAST CHAPTER**
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 180,383 - Reviews: 222 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/19/2008 - Published: 12/28/2002 - Boromir, Grima W.
Not Worth More than Rubies by DJ Caligula reviews
When an ambitious Haradan thief comes to Rohan to steal a priceless necklace, she becomes co-conspirators with the infamous Grima Wormtongue. On hiatus.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 32,033 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/22/2007 - Published: 1/13/2003 - Grima W., Eowyn
Land of Light and Shadows by Thundera Tiger reviews
Eomer, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli journey south into Harad. Politics, abductions, assassinations, battles...life as usual. Chapter 38: The race to Haradhur begins! But not without a few false starts...
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 38 - Words: 290,691 - Reviews: 1254 - Favs: 456 - Follows: 149 - Updated: 4/4/2005 - Published: 11/27/2001 - Aragorn, Eomer, Gimli, Legolas
Warm Thoughts by Bethlauria reviews
The Fellowship makes it through the Redhorn Gate, meeting a different set of adventures on their way to Mordor. Character interaction is emphasized and Boromir figures prominently.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 20,488 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 3/11/2005 - Published: 3/31/2003 - Boromir, Gimli
Fear No Darkness by Thundera Tiger reviews
The remaining members of the Fellowship are having a reunion, but their friends and allies aren't the only ones to show up. Chapter 30: Rescues, death, and industrial pollution. Possibly overcrowding, too...
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 229,840 - Reviews: 796 - Favs: 243 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 2/3/2005 - Published: 2/20/2002
Brothers In Arms: Part Two by The Nightrunners reviews
Welcome to Paris: The White City. Please enjoy your stay, it may not be standing by the time the Fellowship leaves.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 28 - Words: 59,110 - Reviews: 1060 - Favs: 270 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 1/24/2005 - Published: 1/3/2003
Son of Gondor by grimlock reviews
When the Fellowship is beleagered on Amon Hen, can Legolas be fast enough to save Boromir?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 41,392 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/25/2004 - Published: 9/19/2002
Siege Mentality by Insomniac Luddite reviews
Palantiri, modems, girls in Elrond’s bedroom, flash floods, feather dusters, Erestor fainting, catatonic Thranduil, whipped cream, cruelty to Mary Sues, silly names, four half-witted Halflings and one irritable Istar.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 40,357 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 4/4/2004 - Published: 2/22/2003 - Elrond, Legolas
Fading Hope by Alida-Fruit reviews
Dark AU. What if, when Gandalf fell in Moria, the fellowship had done something to aid their friend? What if, in helping, they had doomed the free lands into darkness unknowingly?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 31 - Words: 129,693 - Reviews: 471 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 1/16/2004 - Published: 1/31/2003 - Legolas, Aragorn
Talking Hurts by lipstick reviews
Maedhros is rescued from Thangorodrim, Maglor tries to talk him back to sanity. AU Please read warnings! MaedhrosFingon slash in ch 5
Silmarillion - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,554 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/16/2003 - Published: 9/20/2003
Echoes of the White Horn by Partners in Crime reviews
Pre-LotR: A detour into the white mountains of Gondor while returning home from Dol Amroth proves perilous for Boromir and Faramir, and the only help available is from a complete stranger, AU elements - COMPLETE
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 23,459 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/7/2003 - Published: 4/15/2003 - Faramir, Boromir - Complete
Mother of Isengard by Enros reviews
An ignorant and illiterate Dunlander, sold into slavery by her own village, is taken to Saruman’s Fortress of Isengard, where she rises to a position of power and influence. Everything you wanted to know about Uruk-hai but were afraid to ask. CHAPTER 5
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,730 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/17/2003 - Published: 11/23/2002 - Saruman
Chased by Novthulien reviews
Slash. Adult situations ahead!! Haldir/Boromir. Haldir joins the fellowship reluctantly. Will Boromir win the contest between them?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,733 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/1/2003 - Published: 1/16/2003 - Boromir, Haldir
Shield and Sword by Lea of Mirkwood reviews
One tiny decision made by Boromir, Captain of Gondor, changes his entire life and that of those around him. As his companions leave him for dead, he struggles to regain his life and quest.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 12,460 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/8/2003 - Published: 2/5/2003 - Boromir
Degrees Of Separation by French Pony reviews
The Fellowship is kidnapped by the only people really up to the job. An A of several related U's.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 12,647 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 8 - Updated: 3/22/2003 - Published: 3/11/2003 - Aragorn, Gandalf - Complete
a boys night at the betting ring by onegreyelephant reviews
due to boredom on the journey to mordor, the fellowship decide to set up a bet...'cos tolkien never said aragorn *wasn't* a sodomite
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 16,609 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/20/2003 - Published: 2/24/2003 - Boromir, Aragorn
Requiem For A Dream by FreeFall Sunsoar reviews
When a contingent of Canadian soldiers is unexpectedly attacked, the survivors look for revenege. Elrond, Gandalf and Connor meet. *Chapter 04 uploaded* [Contains Slash, het, violence, etc. AU Movieverse]
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 23,705 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 3/8/2003 - Published: 2/3/2003
Something of a Soothsayer by GreyLadyBast reviews
Can a self-insert be believable, well-written, respectful of canon, self-aware, entertaining and NOT a parody? I don't know, but this is my attempt to find out.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,544 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/26/2003
Visions of Despair by Aralanthiriel reviews
Haunted by disturbing visions in the Palantir, and faced with the growing menace of Mordor - Denethor slowly loses hope. This is a chronicle of Denethor's descent into madness. Features Faramir, Gandalf & Pippin as well.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Suspense - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,482 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 11 - Updated: 11/25/2002 - Published: 4/14/2002 - Faramir, Peregrin T.
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Undertow reviews
AU: Arwen was in Imladris when Estel was a boy, and loves him only as a brother; and are there truly chosen ones, or is all that matters that someone take the task? This is a dark AU, but not without hope for redemption. WIP
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 40,343 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/8/2003 - Published: 4/2/2003 - Aragorn, Boromir
An End To Innocence reviews
*Chapter 20 posted* On the field of Cormallen "the weary rested and the hurt were healed." But not all hurts are healed with bandages, and some weariness goes too deep.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 136,272 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 7/21/2003 - Published: 12/14/2002 - Boromir
Charcoal, Stone, and Cloud reviews
A slightly rambling interlude between Aragorn and Boromir, written for Meg Thornton's birthday.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,323 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 14 - Published: 6/8/2003 - Aragorn, Boromir
Bitter As Blood reviews
Vignettes: Movieverse: On Caradhras, Boromir considers the difficulties he faces; Years after his companion's fall, Aragorn wonders what part he played in it.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,534 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/17/2003 - Published: 2/10/2003 - Boromir, Aragorn
Immortality Becomes Them reviews
AU: Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas, and Gimli contemplate immortality, the nature of timelessness, and the interesting and sometimes inexplicable things that authors do.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,978 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 6 - Published: 1/30/2003
Too Late For Misgivings reviews
Written for the "Quickies" challenge at Henneth Annun, the parting of Boromir and Faramir, in which the brothers again address the question of which of them should go to Imladris.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,154 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Published: 1/24/2003 - Boromir, Faramir
The Eyes Of An Enemy reviews
A vignette inspired by the film version of Fellowship of the Ring: the look on Lurtz's face when he hesitates, Boromir's gaze locked on his.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,016 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/20/2003 - Boromir
Wake Up reviews
Five vignettes on the theme of "Waking up in Middle Earth", with greater and lesser degrees of likelihood.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,085 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/19/2003