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Joined 09-04-03, id: 450263, Profile Updated: 05-03-21
Author has written 10 stories for Lord of the Rings, Silmarillion, and Vampire Diaries.

[ previously known as Certh ]

Hello and welcome! Pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable. You can call me Effie.
I'm a cat-adoring veterinarian who is addicted to reading; JRR Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Menna van Praag, Kate Morton and Diana Wynne Jones are favourites.
On fanfiction, high fantasy and urban fantasy are my sandboxes of choice, with the latter winning me over as of late.
When writing, I value realism and prefer to steer clear of clichés. The demands of real life, however, cause updates to my fanfics to be infrequent.
On reviewing, I strive to give detailed comments and like to receive the same.


26/12/2020:
Working on From the Sidelines again and at times trying to come up with a good plot for my unnamed Supernatural fic.

19/07/20:

I realised that my interest in writing When Rainclouds Pass has diminished because my main OC seems to have no driving goal. I am planning to rewrite it in order to fix that, so if anyone's still waiting on this story, know that it will be revised.

30/06/2020:

Currently binge-watching Supernatural as of a couple months ago, and writing inspiration for my current WIPs is dwindling. Have already dreamt up an OC, a bunch of details and all.


{My stories on FFN}

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
- Bedtime Stories: Complete
- Hallowed Waters: Complete
- Beyond the North Stair: Complete
- A Bit of History: Complete
- When Rainclouds Pass: On Hiatus; Rewrite Pending (was previously a series of fanfics titled Before the Last Battle, Under Trees of Gold, and Weaving Peace)

The Vampire Diaries fanfiction

- From the Sidelines: In Progress

{My essays on other archives}

- Titles and Forms of Address In JRR Tolkien's Legendarium: www-dot-archiveofourown-dot-org/works/5827498
- Diminutive Name-Forms In Arda: www-dot-archiveofourown-dot-org/works/6162586
- Costume and Armour of the Peoples of Arda: www-dot-archiveofourown-dot-org/works/8684344
- Shieldmaidens In Rohan: www-dot-archiveofourown-dot-org/works/7861276
- Alfirin, Simbelmynë, Uilos: www-dot-archiveofourown-dot-org/works/4758068
- Canonical Trivia: Éothain: www-dot-archiveofourown-dot-org/works/5067376


Illustrations and titbits relating to When Rainclouds Pass: www-dot-pinterest-dot-com/wordspin/when-rainclouds-pass

A compendium of sorts for From the Sidelines: fromthesidelines-dot-fandom-dot-com

My tumblr, featuring fandom-related bits, as well as non-fandom posts that resonate with me: wordspin-shares-dot-tumblr-dot-com

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In His Glow by Fanpire101 reviews
"Being his real brother I could feel I lived in his shadows, but I never have and I do not now. I live in his glow." A series of one-shots, each based on an episode. These are the moments we never got to see. Chapter 247: Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 247 - Words: 376,185 - Reviews: 2616 - Favs: 206 - Follows: 219 - Updated: 5/11 - Published: 2/23/2016 - Sam W., Dean W.
A Red Sun Rises by DayStorm reviews
Soulmates are rare. Contrary to popular belief, not everyone has one. But for those who do, nothing can keep them apart. They will always - always - find each other. Long-fic AU.
Originals - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Tragedy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 19,583 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 198 - Follows: 261 - Updated: 7/8/2019 - Published: 9/2/2016 - [Elijah M., OC] Klaus M., Sean O.
Sisters of Mercy by Altariel reviews
The sisters of mercy, they are not departed or gone. Éowyn in the Houses of Healing.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,763 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/20/2018 - Gandalf, Eowyn, Faramir, Eomer - Complete
The Shadow of Luthien by Laura Andrews reviews
Arwen reflects upon her love for Aragorn. One shot. Bookverse.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 437 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/19/2018 - [Arwen U., Aragorn] - Complete
Every Life by The First Adventuress reviews
On the fields of the Pelennor the finest men of the West lie dead and others dying. But there is one who resolves that the stricken shall not be left behind. One man who will brave the carnage, not to take life, but to save it. And when he finds a wounded Southron, he must confront the humanity of the enemy, and find what is valuable: every life. One-shot.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,180 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/31/2017 - Uruk-hai, OC, Ioreth - Complete
Eomer Chronicles by Deandra reviews
Stories of Eomer's life prior to his meeting and marrying Lothiriel. A random, occasional series, adjunct to the Elfwine Chronicles, and to be known as The Eomer Chronicles. Complete in the sense that each chapter stands alone; however, more chapters may be added.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 24,813 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 9/1/2016 - Published: 2/27/2009 - Eomer, Eothain - Complete
Where the Sun Sails by sian22 reviews
'You left the East Wind to me,' said Gimli, 'but I will say naught of it.' A missing fable of Middle-Earth. How Amrûn, Manwe's fair fey Maia of the East Wind came to be so ill thought of and how she learned the need for a steady path. Tied for first in Teitho's August challenge with Wynja2007's amazing "A Good Idea at the Time."
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,526 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/17/2015 - Aragorn, Eldarion, Elboron, Halbarad - Complete
This War is Over by Levade reviews
For those who sacrifice their all.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 441 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Published: 5/25/2015 - 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: 78 - Words: 25,118 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 2/19/2015 - Published: 6/17/2012 - Frodo B., Bilbo B.
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. NOW COMPLETE! (Find a link to art for this story on my profile page!)
Crossover - Lord of the Rings & Hobbit - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 45 - Words: 106,649 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 5/28/2014 - Published: 6/25/2012 - Bilbo B., Gandalf - Complete
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: 8 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/4/2014 - Complete
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: 8 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/1/2014 - Meriadoc B., Eowyn - Complete
The Ghosts of England by 8RAAqosj30yQ 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: 29 - Favs: 23 - 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: 9 - Published: 7/9/2013 - Samwise G. - Complete
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: 7 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - 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: 6 - 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: 13 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/18/2012 - Aredhel, Eöl - Complete
Three Rings for the Elven Kings by Gwedhiel 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* *will be undergoing revision*
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 53,443 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 11/7/2012 - Published: 9/14/2012 - Elrond, Celeborn, E. Gil-Galad, Círdan - Complete
A Crucial Decision by Gwedhiel 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* *needs revision*
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Spiritual - Chapters: 10 - Words: 140,314 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 8/12/2012 - Published: 12/9/2011 - Elrond, Glorfindel, Círdan - 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: 14 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/1/2012 - Aragorn, Denethor, Ecthelion - 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: 23 - Follows: 4 - 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: 30 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/30/2011 - Eowyn, Faramir - 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: 20 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 2 - 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: 39 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 7 - 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: 12 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/23/2004 - Faramir
What Did You Say? by Puxinette reviews
Gandalf is having a bad day, and Aragorn has just made it worse. My hysteria over lack of proofreading of lots of fan fictions.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,376 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 9 - Published: 5/23/2003 - Gandalf, Aragorn
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: 3186 - Favs: 2,019 - Follows: 238 - Updated: 7/12/2002 - Published: 3/8/2002 - Complete
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From the Sidelines reviews
*canon divergent after season 6* When the supernatural sweeps into town, Claire Duval, art teacher at Mystic Falls High School, strives to stay out of it. She largely succeeds, but even then the accumulation of isolated events leads to a path different from the one she had envisioned.
Vampire Diaries - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,540 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 4/29 - Published: 1/14/2020 - [Damon S., OC] Jenna S., Sheila B./Grams
When Rainclouds Pass reviews
*REWRITE PENDING* When Minas Tirith is evacuated during the War of the Ring, Idrin, sister-daughter of the Steward Denethor, remains in the city to continue serving at the Houses of Healing. With her work as a healer and her duties in the Citadel nearly unaltered, things feel as familiarly quiet as ever. Yet, oftentimes the occurrences that touch one's life are rather unassuming.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 20 - Words: 55,909 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 6/26/2018 - Published: 6/10/2018 - Faramir, Eothain, OC
A Bit of History reviews
*canonical gapfiller* During a rainy day at Great Smials, two hobbit-children question their elders about history. Companion piece to "Bedtime Stories". With many thanks to shirebound for inspiring this.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 647 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/5/2015 - Meriadoc B., Peregrin T., Hobbit - Complete
Beyond the North Stair reviews
*canonical gapfiller* During his watch at Parth Galen, Aragorn lets his mind wander.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 318 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/30/2015 - Aragorn - Complete
Hallowed Waters reviews
*canonical gapfiller* Even the purest of enchantments may be broken.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 384 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/4/2015 - Beren, Melian - Complete
Bedtime Stories reviews
*canonical gapfiller* Sometimes the simplest of questions is the beginning of a wondrous tale.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 462 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/3/2015 - Meriadoc B., Estella B., Hobbit - 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 - Chapters: 1 - Words: 310 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/25/2013 - Eowyn, Faramir - 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: 423 - Reviews: 19 - 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: 423 - Reviews: 13 - 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: 1,099 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/9/2013 - Melian - Complete
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