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Joined 09-04-03, id: 450263, Profile Updated: 12-26-13
Author has written 7 stories for Lord of the Rings, and Silmarillion.

Hello! Welcome to my keep. Pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable. Call me EC or Effie.
I'm a recently-graduated, cat-adoring vet who is addicted to reading, with preferences ranging from JRR Tolkien and George RR Martin to Arthur Conan Doyle, from Diana Wynne Jones to Frank Herbert.
On fanfiction, Middle-earth is my world of choice, but I dabble my fingers in other worlds when the fancy strikes.
When writing, I try to keep my characters realistic and relatable. I don't like clichés and tend to stick to canon. Although English is my second language, I prefer to write in it because it comes more naturally to me.
Real life can be demanding, however, so updates to my fanfics are more likely than not to be infrequent.
On reviewing, I like to give (and receive) well-rounded reviews and constructive criticism.


{My stories on FF.net}

In JRR Tolkien's Arda (book-verse)
- The Wings of Blue Butterflies: Complete
- Of Glass and Stars: Complete
- The Sails are Set: Complete
- The Fifth Day: Complete
- Colours of Dawn series: In Progress

The discontinued series of writing exercises entitled Balance have been deleted, although they still exist on my fanfic website.
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Ink and Colour: a home for the offspring of my creativity.

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Change the Name but Not the Letter by Chamelaucium reviews
...Change for worse, not for the Better. Hobbit superstitions are not easily forgotten by some. (Primula/Drogo)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 331 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/4 - Complete
EleventyOne Years: Too Short a Time Book One by dreamflower02 reviews
So far as I know, no one has ever written a "biography" of Bilbo Baggins. This is my attempt to do so. For one-hundred-and-eleven years, Bilbo Baggins dwelt in Bag End, in Hobbiton of the Shire, save for a brief journey into the Wide World. This is his story. Book One: The First Fifty Years. (On hiatus until April 15, due to the WIP Big Bang).
Crossover - Lord of the Rings & Hobbit - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 35 - Words: 83,030 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 2/10 - Published: 6/25/2012 - Bilbo B., Gandalf
Garnet and Gold by Eildon Rhymer reviews
Long after the end of the Fourth Age, a unique treasure is uncovered in what was once the Shire. This is the story of some of those who owned it, and why they cherished it, and how they passed it on.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,289 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 2/1 - Meriadoc B., Eowyn - Complete
Ancestress by dreamflower02 reviews
It was long rumored that one of the Tooks had taken a Fairy Wife far back in the mists of hobbit-history. On Tol Eressea, Bilbo and Frodo learn the truth about that rumor. The Prologue sets up the scenario; each following chapter will be 300 words exactly. (MEFA 2009 Award Category: Genres: Romance: Incomplete - Second Place) WIP (Ch.70: The Burglar Steals Away-hankie warning!)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 72 - Words: 23,270 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 12/3/2013 - Published: 6/17/2012 - Frodo B., Bilbo B.
The Ghosts of England by DocJorgensen reviews
England is haunted by many ghosts, but none loom so large in legend as Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson. Time dries their stories, but the truth remains, lingering in the very stones of London. Character death.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,075 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 13 - Published: 10/17/2013 - Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Lestrade, Dr. Watson - Complete
A Daisy for My Daisy by Chamelaucium reviews
Samwise goes for a walk with his little daughter. *Hobbit fluff!*
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 741 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Published: 7/9/2013 - Samwise G. - Complete
A Month of Sundays by Kara's Aunty reviews
Some love (and other) stories will never be written in the stars. And with good reason ... A series of HP and LoTR/Hobbit/Silmarillion crossover drabbles and vignettes.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 12,399 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 4/7/2013 - Published: 7/25/2012
These My Fragments by CrackinAndProudOfIt reviews
Some things, Sauron just can't fix. A birthday fic for AzureSkye23, told in three vignettes. Happy Birthday, Skye! :)
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,750 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Published: 2/25/2013 - Sauron - Complete
The Harper and the Flutist by Russingon5eva reviews
...the flutist is still heard on the east coast and so is the harper, but every great once and a while, they join in sing and the two greatest bards play till dawn...
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,605 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Published: 2/18/2013 - Daeron, Maglor - Complete
My Pernicious Lady by Winged-Violoncelle reviews
In the shadows, a certain Dark Elf broods in his thoughts.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,144 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 6 - Published: 12/18/2012 - Aredhel, Eöl - Complete
Three Rings for the Elven Kings by Gwedhiel0117 reviews
*canonical gap-filler* A meeting has been called, certain lords summoned, and to be kept wholly secret. But Celeborn waits late in the night for his young, beautiful and entirely un-courted daughter to return from her walk with Elrond, but is quickly running out of patience.*full summary inside*
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 53,577 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 11/7/2012 - Published: 9/14/2012 - Elrond, Celeborn, E. Gil-Galad, Círdan - Complete
Everything You Wanted To Know About LotR by AzureSkye23 reviews
...But were too afraid to ask. Important information about the works of J.R.R.Tolkien. Helpful for anyone who wants to write a good LotR story, but doesn't know the legends and stories behind it. Co-written with CrackinAndProudOfIt.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 20,370 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 8/20/2012 - Published: 2/15/2012 - Complete
A Crucial Decision by Gwedhiel0117 reviews
*canonical gap-filler* Elrond seeks out Círdan to find out why the Shipwright decided to give Gandalf the Elven Ring Narya. After all, the Three Rings were made for the Elven race, so by what reason should a Maia possess it? Will Elrond believe what happened? *full summary inside*
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Spiritual - Chapters: 10 - Words: 140,580 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 8/12/2012 - Published: 12/9/2011 - Círdan, Olórin, Ulmo, Curumo - Complete
The Steward and the King by gauchadeutsche reviews
Just before the Steward Ecthelion's passing, he receives an unexpected visit from a man he thought dead. One-shot.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,382 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/1/2012 - Aragorn - Complete
Jealousy is a Fruit Cake by wordybirdy reviews
Holmes struggles with the concept of jealousy.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,723 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/9/2011 - Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson - Complete
Love Among the Ruins by Altariel reviews
Meanwhile, in the Houses of Healing...
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,509 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/30/2011 - Eowyn, Faramir - Complete
Losing Mary by Eldalie reviews
How to write original characters in the Tolkienverse and escape the clutches of Mary Sue. MEFA 2011 Nominee
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,702 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 12 - Published: 9/30/2010 - Legolas, Aragorn - Complete
What Love Is by Sar-kaz-m reviews
How Eowyn feels about Faramir.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 597 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/16/2007 - Eowyn, Faramir - Complete
Conversion by Pentangle-linnon reviews
King Elessar. OC. NOT romance. Not everyone in Gondor is a king, steward's son, or mighty captain.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,279 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/12/2006 - Aragorn - Complete
A Mantle of Silver Stars by nrink nrink reviews
How did Finduilas come by her starry mantle? A short vignette of the Steward's family - Finduilas, Denethor and a very, very youthful Faramir!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,845 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/23/2004 - Faramir
The Official Fanfiction University of Middleearth by misscam reviews
The fic that spawned miniBalrogs, Elrond's Naturally Nine, the MorgothSauron feud, Urple, the WitchWall and finally, Gimli got the girl.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 64 - Words: 66,366 - Reviews: 3052 - Favs: 1,776 - Follows: 146 - Updated: 7/12/2002 - Published: 3/8/2002 - Complete
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The First Dance reviews
*25/10 - CHAPTER 3 EDITED* Part III of the Colours of Dawn series. In truth, those moments that forever alter the direction of one's life are remarkably subtle.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,776 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 4/2 - Published: 7/28/2013 - Eothain, Human - Complete
The Fifth Day reviews
*canonical gapfiller* The White Lady of Rohan considers the new Steward of Gondor.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 310 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/25/2013 - Eowyn, Faramir - Complete
Beneath Trees of Gold reviews
Part II of the Colours of Dawn series. And so they meet again.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,341 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 7/12/2013 - Published: 10/23/2012 - Human, Eothain - Complete
The Sails are Set reviews
*canonical gapfiller* Bilbo waits by the water at the Grey Havens.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 420 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/27/2013 - Bilbo B. - Complete
Of Glass and Stars reviews
*canonical gapfiller* Sam thinks back on the Mirrormere.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 417 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/18/2013 - Samwise G. - Complete
The Wings of Blue Butterflies reviews
*canonical gapfiller* Tom Bombadil recalls glimpses of a blue brooch from years past.
Crossover - Lord of the Rings & Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,118 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Published: 2/9/2013 - Melian - Complete
Alfirin reviews
Part I of the Colours of Dawn series. Even in the midst of war a fleeting semblance of quiet may be found.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 24,110 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 9/21/2012 - Published: 8/9/2011 - Human, Faramir, Peregrin T., Eothain - Complete
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