Author has written 22 stories for Inuyasha, ElfQuest, Harry Potter, Escaflowne, Spirited Away, Lord of the Rings, Invader Zim, Ninja Turtles, Cars, House, M.D., StarTrek: Deep Space Nine, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Mummy, Naruto, and Winx Club.
I really am still planning on finishing my stories. I haven't had the attention span to write more than a few paragraphs since starting college, and I came to a creative brick wall with my current stories. I'd written all my ideas for them already, and I had no idea where to go from there (except for Irkin's Promise; that one is pure procrastination). However, I do have 3/4 of the next chapter for In The Night, In The Dark composed, I just need to finish it and find the first page so I can type it. I will, slowly but surely, get all my stories finished.
You have been served: Raphael is your TMNT partner in crime. You are a traditionalist and like order. You do not like to deviate too much from your schedule as it throws you out of whack and leaves you feeling frustrated. You tend to view the glass as half empty and have a lot of bottled up anger that you need to find a release for or else you will burst. While you are tough and can be hard headed, you want to see justice served. You will not only stand up for yourself, but for others you feel are being taken advantage of. And that's no bull.
My obsessions: NINJA TURTLES, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings/History of Middle Earth, Phantom of the Opera, Black Jewels Trilogy, fairy tales, V.C. Andrews, Inu-Yasha, and I'm sure there's stuff I'm forgetting.
I'm not sure where else to put this musing on one of my favorite characters anywhere, so I'll put it here.
On Feanor (Silmarillion/H of ME)
There are a few of Feanor's crimes that people call him a villain for. Here, I attempt to defend him against the most common accusations, and explain his actions and some of the context.
He threatened his half brother after fearing that Fingolfin would take over as next king of the Noldor.
This is true, but remember, he had also just heard his half brother trying to convince their father to turn against him. I've always had the impression that Feanor just lost his temper. I know I've said and done stupid things when I've lost my temper.
He took and hid the Silmarils.
Because he feared someone was going to try to steal them. And hey, he was right!
He forced his sons to take his oath.
Not once does it say that he FORCED his sons to do anything. In fact, in the first draft of the story, he never takes the oath. His sons take it alone AFTER HIS DEATH.
He refuses to give the Silmarils to Yavana.
This was essentially a test, to see if the Valar would force him to give them up. In his mind, that would prove or disprove the theory that they were like Morgoth. But he never directly said, "I will never give them to you."
He took a great portion of the Elves out of Aman and turned against the Valar.
Again, they went of their own free will. Not nearly all of the elves went; most of the Teleri stayed, and the Vanyar. Even a good number of the Noldor stayed behind, including Finarfin. And they went because they weren't willing to let Morgoth get away with his crimes, when the Valar seemed to be unwilling to do anything. In fact, they were at that time, because the last time they fought Morgoth it nearly destroyed Middle Earth. But Feanor had no way of knowing that. It is stated that the Elve's knowledge of the ages before they existed was sketchy at best. Therefore, their inaction seemed callous to him, so his rebellion is understandable. In the original draft, it is suggested that even Eru turned against the Valar for hoarding all the light in Valinor.
He killed the Teleri for their boats.
Admittedly, this was his worst moment. However, it was the Teleri that started the fight by casting some of the Noldor into the sea and shooting at them with their bows to retake their boats by force. Then, the Noldor responded by drawing their swords. In spite of essentially fighting to defend themselves, they receive blame for the killing because they stole the boats (a completely different crime). In fact, in the original draft, the Noldor don't fight at all.
He left Fingolfin and his followers to die in the ice or go back.
Admittedly, his words here are rather cold and callous. But he actually intended them to return to Valinor and receive the Valar's pardon, which is hardly a crime, I think.
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