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"I have now got a pestilent doctorate thesis to explore, when I would rather be doing something less useful..."

--J.R.R. Tolkien, from a letter to Naomi Mitchison (8 December 1955)

I'm in my mid-twenties and currently working on my Ph.D. English is my first language, but I am reasonably fluent in Spanish and teach it (as a TA) at the university I currently attend. I have also formally studied (in descending order of fluency) Italian, Portuguese, American Sign Language, French, and even a tad bit of Assyrian. Life as a graduate student is incredibly hectic and makes for very little free time, but I love it, and I can't imagine doing anything else at this point in my life.

I am a very proud Lord of the Rings/Tolkien geek: any excuse to mentally visit Middle-earth is a good one, in my opinion. I've read The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings so many times I've lost track, as well as The Silmarillion, The History of Middle-earth, The Book of Lost Tales, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, and The Atlas of Middle-earth, as well as any other Tolkien-/Middle-earth-related pieces of literature I can get my hands on. George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series and Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead are other favorites of mine (I'm also a fan of the TV shows); and finally, the Harry Potter series will forever hold a special place in my heart, as will Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and anything by the Brontë sisters or Jane Austen.

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A Better Man by 27dayz reviews
After Carol's death, Daryl makes a desperate wish to save her. Suddenly, he finds himself back in the quarry, staring as she and her daughter cower in the shadow of her husband. With all of his memories of the future intact, can Daryl change life as he knows it? And just how will this journey change him? M for later chapters. Caryl.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 102 - Words: 474,772 - Reviews: 1971 - Favs: 601 - Follows: 748 - Updated: 4/5 - Published: 8/20/2013 - [Daryl D., Carol] Merle D., Sophia
Gentle Is the Mouth of the Lion, Soft is the Heart of the Wolf by Pale Treasures reviews
He is easily the most important person in her life now, the one she feels most grateful for. He can't begin to imagine life without her. And now that they're together, they'll fight more fiercely than ever to make sure they never lose each other - regardless of what's to come. Sansa/Tyrion. Slightly AU. Discontinued.
Game of Thrones - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 25,819 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 10/6/2013 - Published: 8/6/2013 - [Sansa S., Tyrion L.] - Complete
The Last of the Stewards by Ark ThirtySix reviews
Thanks to Éomer's involvement and the well-intentioned interference of Beregond, the first week of her marriage to Faramir does not go as Éowyn had hoped.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,212 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/12/2013 - Eowyn, Faramir, Eomer - Complete
La Era de los Hombres by torredemarfil14 reviews
En la Cuarta Era, la era de los hombres, contados miembros de otras razas han decidido no partir a Valinor, sino vivir en paz en las ciudades modernas. La paz se rompe cuando Saruman cruza la frontera hacia el mundo de los hombres buscando aprendices. Dos elfos se ven obligados a volver a enfrentar la tierra que los desterró, y embarcarse en una guerra (No olviden Review!)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - Spanish - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 81,491 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/18/2013 - Published: 3/19/2013 - Legolas - Complete
Ithilien Tales by Azalais reviews
What happened to Rowanna and Legolas after Amid the Powers and Chances of the World. (Each chapter a complete story) Chapters are in Fourth Age chronological order so the most recently added chapter isn't necessarily the last one in the sequence. Newest chapter December 2012: Chapter 7, The Turning of the Year.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 26,972 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 12/22/2012 - Published: 4/15/2011 - Legolas
And One White Tree by Lyrical Ballads reviews
Being married to Peregrin Took isn't as easy as it looks. A glimpse into the marriage of Pippin and Diamond.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,060 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/20/2012 - Peregrin T., Diamond T. - Complete
Fey by Thundera Tiger reviews
Faramir is dreaming. Or sick. Or mad. Aragorn and Legolas aren't sure which. The only thing anyone does know for certain is this: They're all running out of time.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Horror - Chapters: 6 - Words: 36,814 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 8/9/2011 - Published: 8/3/2011 - Faramir, Legolas, Aragorn - Complete
Stray but a little by Thundera Tiger reviews
Duty, despair, and a golden Ring. A conversation and an argument on the banks of the Anduin, featuring Boromir and Legolas.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,738 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/6/2011 - Boromir, Legolas - Complete
Of Shape and Hue and Home by Thundera Tiger reviews
Take a master of shape and hue. Stir in a troubled wizard and four hobbits. Add a dash of surprising Ranger. Mix thoroughly until shape and hue begin to blend...
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,539 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/19/2011 - Gandalf, Peregrin T., Radagast - Complete
Amid the Powers and Chances of the World by Azalais reviews
A mortal woman is brought to Rivendell for healing in the summer of 3018, and thus becomes entangled with both Men and Elves, including Legolas and the Peredhil, in the War of the Ring. Gap-filling, drama, humour, angst and -eventually- romance. Complete.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 51 - Words: 185,545 - Reviews: 147 - Favs: 244 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 3/7/2011 - Published: 12/23/2010 - Legolas, Elrohir - Complete
How Estella Bolger Learned to Bake by Puddum reviews
Rosamunda Bolger finds a way to comfort little Estella after she comes home in tears from being bullied by Merry and Fatty.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,406 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/14/2011 - Meriadoc B. - Complete
The Unwilling by Thundera Tiger reviews
When the White Council drove Sauron out of Dol Guldur, Elladan found himself separated from his group and forced to seek refuge. Unfortunately, his would-be-refuge was already spoken for. A chance encounter between two desperate characters.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,312 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/30/2010 - Nazgul, Elladan - Complete
Find Me by StarLight9 reviews
A little boy lost his mother. A man lost his brother. A Captain lost his hope. And as the pain became too much, he chose to hide inside a deep and a dark place. Will he manage to find the way back to the light? And does he want to? Teitho First Place.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,377 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/16/2010 - Faramir, Aragorn - Complete
Hearts in Stone by Raksha The Demon reviews
When the love story ends, and the beloved is laid to rest, how does the lover face a lonelier world? Faramir wrestles with grief in this Fourth Age story. Complete.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,288 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 9 - Published: 4/3/2010 - Faramir, Aragorn - Complete
Beyond the Mountain Passes by Thundera Tiger reviews
When a certain elf and dwarf first agreed to join the Fellowship, they only promised to go as far as the mountain passes. At what point did they decide to keep going? Perhaps more importantly, why? A Lothlórien gapfiller featuring Gimli and Legolas.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,072 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/5/2009 - Gimli, Legolas - Complete
Of Rowan and Ruin by Thundera Tiger reviews
The story of a friendship one hundred and twenty-two years in the making.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,035 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 308 - Follows: 19 - Published: 10/11/2008 - Gimli, Legolas - Complete
The Eagles are Coming by Thundera Tiger reviews
A small AU regarding a slightly different turn of events during the chaos of the Battle of Five Armies. Features primarily Erestor with appearances from Bilbo, Glorfindel, Legolas, Aragorn, Elladan, and Elrohir. Warning: Dark.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,343 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/4/2008 - Erestor - Complete
Maggoty Bread by Thundera Tiger reviews
A somewhat ridiculous movie-verse tale explaining why the Uruk-hai took maggoty bread with them when they set off after the Fellowship.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,066 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 31 - Published: 8/23/2008 - Saruman, Orc - Complete
Peregrins and Pendulums by Budgielover reviews
Chapter 4. A series of stories in which Frodo and Merry bravely undertake the care of little Pippin, after Bilbo leaves the Shire. Unable to believe attractive hobbitlasses seem to prefer their 11year old cousin, Merry drags Frodo back for another go.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,152 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/29/2006 - Published: 1/4/2004 - Frodo B., Meriadoc B.
A Practical Romance by Citrine reviews
A short fic for Budgie: Merry recoups from a relapse into Shadow, Estella has a secret, and they squabble, kiss and makeup over tea.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,535 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/21/2006 - Meriadoc B., Peregrin T. - Complete
New Year's Eve by Thundera Tiger reviews
On the eve of the New Year, Aragorn is forced to play host to a group of individuals who seem to believe that the holiday should be celebrated with an elvish flair. Chapter 11: Setbacks abound, but Elfhelm makes an entrance.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 88,081 - Reviews: 310 - Favs: 146 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 5/2/2005 - Published: 1/1/2003
Toffees, Troubles and Tooks by Budgielover reviews
When was the first time that Pippin went to visit at Brandy Hall without his family? And what happens when Merry decides that little Pippin is HIS baby?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,002 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 15 - Published: 2/15/2005 - Frodo B., Meriadoc B.
Morning Dew by misscam reviews
During a night in Ithilien, Éowyn awakes from a nightmare and remembers. With light musings on life, death, healing, memories and love.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,114 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/18/2005 - Eowyn, Faramir - Complete
No Living Man by Elana reviews
In which the Witch King realizes that, for an inhabitant of Middle Earth, the knowledge that you cannot be harmed by any living man is no reason to get cocky.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 810 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 163 - Follows: 14 - Published: 3/17/2004 - Complete
Deflating by bluebottlebutterfly reviews
She started going out with him in seventh year. Once James had deflated his head a bit." James is desperate, but can he really change everything he is for a girl? Well... he can try. ::It's done! And it's won awards!::
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 37,303 - Reviews: 2252 - Favs: 1,453 - Follows: 175 - Updated: 8/13/2003 - Published: 6/25/2003 - James P., Lily Evans P.
Hostage of Hate by Littlefish reviews
*COMPLETE* A man full of hatred and bent on revenge is after Aragorn and will stop at nothing to see the king of Gondor completely destroyed!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 33 - Words: 181,207 - Reviews: 1384 - Favs: 309 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 8/4/2003 - Published: 9/3/2002 - Aragorn, Legolas - Complete
Did I Say Bosom? by Baylor reviews
In which Merry is a very, very naughty hobbit. FOTR.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,550 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/18/2003
Knife Work by Thundera Tiger reviews
Vignette set in the middle of Helm's Deep. A quick explanation for something odd that happens in the middle of the Orckilling game between Legolas and Gimli. Aragorn and Eomer appear, too.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,937 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/7/2002 - Legolas, Aragorn - Complete
All Evil Things by Budgielover reviews
Chapter 5. COMPLETED. On the fourth morning of their journey through Moria, the Fellowship encounters a final entrapment.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,817 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 25 - Updated: 11/28/2002 - Published: 10/19/2002 - Meriadoc B., Frodo B. - Complete
Merry's Errand by Budgielover reviews
Completed. On the road to Rivendell after Frodo's wounding, Merry and Aragorn seek to recover Sam and Pippin without trading Frodo to the evil men who have ensnared them.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,084 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/8/2002 - Published: 10/20/2002 - Meriadoc B., Aragorn - Complete
While the Ring went south by Thundera Tiger reviews
What happened after the Fellowship left Rivendell but before they came down off Caradhras? Behold the missing scenes.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 21 - Words: 149,624 - Reviews: 943 - Favs: 734 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 11/6/2002 - Published: 10/31/2001 - Complete
Filia Cantus by Murron reviews
Galadriel's offer throws a shadow over both Merry and Pippin.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,921 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/6/2002 - Peregrin T., Meriadoc B.
Blood And Warm Blankets by Kielle reviews
Eomer and Faramir are trapped in a nefarious web of (*gasp*) slash cliches! Light metahumor.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,020 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/14/2002 - Faramir
Dark Horizons by Littlefish reviews
The Fellowhip is reuniting, but may face a new threat that is hunting them all. Please R&R Constructive criticism is welcome. *COMPLETE *
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 28 - Words: 175,738 - Reviews: 909 - Favs: 375 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 8/16/2002 - Published: 2/6/2002 - Aragorn, Legolas - Complete
Little Bird by Murron reviews
Pippin, a bird, and the consequences of eavesdropping.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,690 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/23/2002 - Peregrin T., Meriadoc B.
Reniad by Murron reviews
Frodo and Sam are on their way to Mordor. On a rainy night, Frodo gets lost in the deep mists of ring dreams. Will Sam be able to rescue him?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,775 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 7 - Published: 4/14/2002 - Frodo B., Samwise G.
Nine Men And A Little Lady by Kielle reviews
Once upon a time a mysterious girl joined the Fellowship...damn her! Sick of annoying Mary Sues? Actually READ Tolkien? This may cheer you up.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,725 - Reviews: 1229 - Favs: 2,172 - Follows: 195 - Published: 1/8/2002
Prelude by mercat reviews
A short vignette set in Rivendell before the Company's departure; features Frodo and Legolas. NOT slash, NOT movie-fic, and NOT mindless Legolas-worship.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,640 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/26/2001 - Legolas, Frodo B.