Anoriath
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Joined 05-20-03, id: 388138
Author has written 9 stories for Lord of the Rings.

Anoriath, Lady Ranger of The Burping Troll - http://www.burpingtroll.com

AKA: SilliMarilli - just about everywhere else on the web


A word on muses.

Ah.. the muse. Fair-voiced Calliope to woo the poet. Lovely Erato with her crown of rose. Pleasant Euterpe with her fingers upon the lyre. Tragic Melpomene with her songs of joy. Daughters of gods and mothers of slain heroes.

I must admit, my muse is made of more mortal stuff.

Her appearance is, shall we say, less than Greek.

Hair the color of the common mouse, most often arrayed in huge, plastic rollers. You know the type with the pink pushpins that leave dents in your scalp? The ones your mother used to use? Those.

Her figure? Uhm, hard to say. I don't think I've seen her wear anything other than a rather battered silky, pink, quilted housecoat, the kind that obscures all curves. Perhaps that is best.

Her habits do not recommend her, either, nor do her tastes. She prefers menthols and has a bad habit of leaving lit cigarettes in ashtrays, if she is feeling chipper, or anything else, when she is less than pleasant.

Her mood is most often sullen and she brings little joy. She may go hours, days, weeks without speaking. She turns a deaf ear to my pleas and chain-smokes silently, kicking her fuzzy-slippered foot as she watches reruns of Jerry Springer into the early hours.

It is hardly a marriage of convenience, as she does not cook. Or clean. Or produce anything that could be considered of any use. Indeed, she is free with my paycheck in ways that are so shocking that good sense tells me I should throw her clothes out onto the porch and lock the door.

Yet, I cannot bear to part with her. She is mine. And those moments that she deigns to give me a small glimpse into my own soul's debt to the human race and the wonder of the stars are more precious than diamonds, though they be as rare.

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No Man's Child reviews
What happens when you turn your back on fate, when the intellect of the mind overrides the intuition of the heart? When hope withers in deepest winter, is it an act of courage or cowardice to foreswear the word you gave in the spring?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 27,785 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/30/2006 - Aragorn
Walk No More in the Shadows reviews
Much is said of the love that Eomer bore for Elessar ere he rose from the grass of the Rohirrim's homelands, but did his love for his lady sister's choice of helpmate come so easily?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,688 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/14/2005 - Published: 11/10/2004 - Faramir, Eomer
Taking Leave reviews
Herein lies a short tale of Aragorn at his parting with his mother, Gilraen. It is said that, in the end, she could bear her cares no longer and their last parting was a grief to her son.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 443 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/27/2005 - Aragorn
An Empty Saddle to Fill reviews
A tale of Theodred and Eowyn.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,468 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/25/2005 - Eowyn, Grima W.
The Days Now Are Short reviews
Little is said, but much is implied of Aragorn and Halbarad's friendship. Upon their meeting, Aragorn greeted his kin, Halbarad, with obvious joy. Halbarad left home and hearth, never to return, all for the loyalty and love he felt for his kin. When he
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,529 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/6/2005 - Aragorn
Estel
What of the Dunedain left behind? What hope had they to cling to? - A look back in time at the Rangers of The Burping Troll. Halbarad the Younger, Anoriath, Anardil, Elros and our affectionately and anachronistically-named buffoon, Bob, who may yet surp
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,936 - Published: 2/9/2005
Warmth for the White Lady reviews
- a short gap-filler in the Faramir and Eowyn romance
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 793 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/9/2005 - Faramir
Aid Unlooked for reviews
Wherein Boromir falls and finds an unlikely ally.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,099 - Reviews: 9 - Published: 1/2/2005 - Boromir, Samwise G.
For the Common Man reviews
Just what did happen to that rooster that broke the siege of Minas Tirith?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 666 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/9/2004