Acharnae
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Joined 10-02-03, id: 463448, Profile Updated: 06-18-09
Author has written 2 stories for Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter.

If anybody was interested in my bio, which I know they are not, I'd say...
... that I'm moody, capable of being bloody sarcastic, and studying chemistry, mathmatics and history to teach at past-elementary schools (that's class 5 to 13 in Germany), a combination which should offer something to hate for everybody.

So much for sick taste and over-all weirdness.

It goes almost without saying that I love and admire the recent LotR-movie. Apart from that: every fandom that offers some dark aspects, meaning a number of vampire movies / TV Shows, Harry Potter (as long as there is enough Severus Snape in it), some batman, some X-men, you get the drift. PotO too, though IMNSHO the recent movie has done for the fandom what the LotR movie did for the Tolkien fandom. Only a lot worse.

I'm a perfectionist, which makes me godawfully slow with updating. I've considered just taking down my stories to spare readers, but they are so old that they're near impossible to find anyway. (Or so I tell myself.)

When I have some spare time (or, more truthfully, when I'm busy procrastinating) I tend to look at the stories of writers who reviewed me and review theirs, because it seems common courtesy: If you take the time to tell me what you think of my concoction, then I should reciprocate. Doesn't mean I do rave swaps, though. Ye be warned.

As for that: If you're here because I just wrote a two-page review, splitting hairs about spelling and characterisation and "is this likely" and "is that over the top" - I only bother to do that when I really like a story, and I hope I wasn't too busy splitting hairs to point out what I liked about your's.

If you're still fuming: Go ahead, write me a few flames. What is fanfiction without flames and Mary Sues, after all?

Ah yes, the poor and much maligned species of Mary Sues.

Actually, I find them a lot more annoying in movies (Elizabeth in PotC, that insufferable Dark Angel girlie, ...) than in fanfiction. In ff the idea that perfect = interesting isn't half as bad as the perfect = no spell-check / beta-reading neccessary. Well-written, interesting Mary Sue story? Gimme.

On writing...

Like a lot of people here I'm still new to writing and therefore grateful for tips (what to do with plot holes? Those usually stop my writing dead. Where to find a _really_ good synonym finder? How do I develop a character? ) and constructive criticism.

I'll try to list some links I find helpful here in the vain assumption that anybody cares, and I'll be tremendously grateful to anybody who mails me further links that were helpful for them.

http:///prefix.html

black on white offers a number adresses writers in general, not fanfiction, but offers some neat little tips as to how to get some suspense into a plot, get some interesting character together, or find a good theme to write about. Fat plus: the whole site is written in a very entertaining and light way which makes it fun just to browse through it.

A thousand thanks to those who give feedback - if you write yourself, you know how much it means and if you don't it's beyond my power with words to express it.

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In His Stead by IceAngel7 reviews
"Do you wish then that our places had been exchanged?" Faramir and his companions' journey from Imladris draws to its end in the City of Kings. Completed July 2012.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 55 - Words: 145,133 - Reviews: 767 - Favs: 321 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 7/10/2012 - Published: 4/17/2002 - Legolas, Faramir - Complete
Trompe L'oeil by sodakey reviews
In Breckenridge, Colorado, Reid sees Gideon for the first time since Gideon left the BAU. Gideon doesn't see Reid. Reid. Team. Case fic. Gen.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 23 - Words: 43,359 - Reviews: 475 - Favs: 697 - Follows: 300 - Updated: 2/7/2011 - Published: 12/25/2009 - S. Reid - Complete
Everything I Ever Wanted: A Dr Horrible Fic by CaffieneKitty reviews
GEN, SPOILERS FOR ALL 3 PARTS ...a bit of retcon maybe? Oh, and maybe some angst?
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,563 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 9 - Published: 7/19/2008 - Complete
Not Worth More than Rubies by DJ Caligula reviews
When an ambitious Haradan thief comes to Rohan to steal a priceless necklace, she becomes co-conspirators with the infamous Grima Wormtongue. On hiatus.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 32,033 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/22/2007 - Published: 1/13/2003 - Grima W., Eowyn
Daidalos by ElenaC reviews
Chapter 3 added. A series of snippets exploring Daedalus's past. Each chapter can stand on its own. Rated for language and adult themes.
Kindred: The Embraced - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,368 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/19/2006 - Published: 11/24/2005
Only Slightly So by Jan. McNeville reviews
Disfigurement or damage does strange things to people's lives. MegErikOC triangle. Post WebberLeroux
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,588 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/9/2005 - Published: 10/5/2003
A Heart that waits, A heart that bleeds by EverspringNative reviews
From Erik's POV. For a year, Erik has been planning for Christine's return during the 1889 World Fair. His plans and his soul slowly unravel as he learns his obsession is not what he first thought. NOT an EC Shipper. Please R&R EOC completed
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 64 - Words: 124,624 - Reviews: 519 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 5/31/2005 - Published: 3/15/2005 - Erik - Complete
The Truth About Arda by Writer From Rivendell reviews
COMPLETE. Girl falls into Middle Earth, however, she doesn't speak the language, she's not found by Legolas, and she doesn't fall in love with anyone. Not a Mary Sue - I think. Please read and review.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,571 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/10/2004 - Published: 8/15/2003 - Complete
Superstition by alreadyinuse reviews
A Friday the Thirteenth prank goes wrong Severus and Remus are forced to spend time together alone. Rated for occasional notsonice language.Revamped as of 8 Dec 05
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 9 - Words: 31,686 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 12/7/2004 - Published: 8/31/2004 - Remus L., Severus S.
Payment by Verse reviews
What if Saruman kept his promise to Grima?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,000 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/15/2004 - Grima W., Eowyn
Cursed Artefacts For Sale by Icarus reviews
Primer to the Dark Arts universe. "Collecting Cursed Artefacts is a registered form of madness in the Compendium of Wizarding Mental Disorders and Other Things That Make You Twitch," Severus said, "but it's very a popular one." Severus drags Harry to a wi
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,738 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/28/2004 - Harry P., Severus S.
Bitter Watches of the Night by SharpesLass reviews
Grima finds a way to get what he cannot have.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,242 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/17/2004 - Grima W., Eowyn
As the Moon Loves the Sun by sunandshadow reviews
Grima called Wormtongue would lead all Rohan to its doom to posses Eowyn. Faramir finds himself fascinated by the dark Grima. And Eowyn sees in Faramir a golden prince made after the image of the brother she worships.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 17,580 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/24/2003 - Published: 2/1/2003 - Grima W., Faramir
Wolfsbane by Werecat99 reviews
The making of the wolfsbane potion.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 125 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 5 - Published: 11/27/2003 - Severus S., Remus L. - Complete
Man Of Gondor by LadyBush reviews
Men of Gondor don't fall in love. Especially not with other men. It's SLASH, folks!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 904 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 35 - Published: 10/10/2003 - Aragorn, Boromir - Complete
Fall Down Laughing by Unanon reviews
Neville finds ways of coping with ridicule, but everyone has a breaking point.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 423 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Published: 10/7/2003 - Neville L.
Lurtz: An Owner's Guide and Maintenance Manual by Gaslight reviews
Learn all that you need to know about your new LURTZ, fresh from the factory! Inspired by Theresa Green's series and posted with permission.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,752 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/4/2003 - Uruk-hai - Complete
Far Too Personal by Icarus reviews
Student, tall, beater's build..' Okay, maybe not quite beater's build, but he was close enough. Ron Weasley places a personal ad and lies shamelessly about himself and his 'assets.' His blind date did the same.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,705 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 10 - Published: 9/1/2003 - Ron W., Severus S.
Coavalta by Zimraphel reviews
A houseless Elf trapped in the Mere of Dead Faces returns the gaze of a curious mortal. Updated, with some new material.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 663 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/23/2003
Dolencor by cirthturien reviews
The council of Elrond chose to hide the Ring instead of to unmake it. The Ring remains dormant until a new evil force from the dephths of Germany seeks to cover the world with darkness. Two stories intermingled. AU R/R, please
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,419 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 8/22/2003 - Published: 6/1/2003
Dreams by Writer From Rivendell reviews
AU. What if Sleeping Beauty's Prince never came? A dark themed fic exploring what may have happened in such a case.
Fairy Tales - Rated: T - English - Angst/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,182 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/14/2003
The Woeful Tale of Princess Dirtyfishydishiel by Caraid reviews
A modern girl falls into Middle-earth and is forced to be the pleasure-slave of Gimli! Aragorn has recurring bouts of the hiccups! Actually, it's a randomly generated plot from a random ficplot generator! Humor/Parody AU. Enjoy
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,083 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/31/2003 - Published: 3/28/2003 - Gimli, Aragorn
The Xavier Mansion Diaries by Troll Princess reviews
A spoof of "Bridget Jones's Diary" in which the X-Men, the Brotherhood, and other characters from the movieverse write down their version of the events of "X-Men" and "X2". Spoilers for both movies.
X-Men: The Movie - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 11,120 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 6/14/2003 - Published: 5/9/2003
Uninvited Guests: A Barrowwight's Tale by Hellga reviews
A Barrow-wight's POV on the memorable day of September 28th of the year 3018 of the Third Age
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 930 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/8/2003 - Complete
Grotesque by stellamaru reviews
Kurt and Ororo hangin' out on the roof. Post-X2
X-Men: The Movie - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,181 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/15/2003 - Storm/Ororo M., Nightcrawler/Kurt W. - Complete
Slave of Passion by Kala Dawson reviews
After an encounter with a certain someone in Box Five, Raoul begins to doubt his love for Christine.. look! A first! E/R! (wow!) In the works. May take longer, now.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,662 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/16/2003 - Published: 2/7/2003
Greenleaf by Caraid reviews
It was said that of the Nine Walkers, he had accomplished the least. But I know better. The events concerning the end of the Third Age and the beginning of the Fourth through the eyes of a Mirkwood Elf.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,779 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/10/2003 - Legolas
Virginia by She's a Star reviews
'Little girl...I tore apart your tattered soul.' In the Chamber, Tom reflects.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 143 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 7 - Published: 11/29/2002 - Voldemort, Ginny W.
Good Samaritan Blues by Librarygirl19 reviews
PreLOTR. Group of Rangers pursues a band of outlaws into Mirkwood. When a very young Strider is accused of their crime, will Legolas be able to stop his father from executing the wouldbe king?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,353 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/10/2002 - Aragorn, Legolas - Complete
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Beyond Reach reviews
OOtPCanon: After Sirius Death, Remus is devastated and refuses to take the wolfsbane potion. When changed, he is reminded of what is now beyond reach... and in a way, so does Snape when he finds him the next morning. Possiblity of SnapeLupin in later chap
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,679 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/18/2009 - Published: 11/27/2005 - Severus S., Remus L.
As The Moon Loves The Sun reviews
So, how much AU is ok to see Grima get a better ending than Tolkien gave him? No nauseatingly pretty, perfect, charming OFC in sight, I promise. Sequel to sunandshadows story of same title, rated PG13, might go up later (Slashy stuff somewere ahead).
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,982 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/14/2005 - Published: 12/21/2003 - Grima W., Faramir