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Author has written 8 stories for Lord of the Rings, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Hunger Games, and Harry Potter.

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Notes About My Stories:

  • How To Survive in Middle Earth When You're a Teenaged Girl: My attempt to write a more realistic look at the "Modern day girl falls into Middle Earth" trope that's currently filling up the fandom. It's approaching it's one-year birthday, and it's a good look at how one's writing can evolve over the course of a year. GIANT HUGE THANKS to anyone reading it, we've just hit 300 reviews as of today (March 26th, 2014), and we're rapidly approaching 50,000 pageviews! Thanks for being with me on this crazy roller-coaster of a journey! Incomplete.
  • Shadow of the Steward: The continuation of my one-shot, Bury Them With Honor. There were multiple requests for it to be continued, so I complied, and it's turning out much better than I originally thought. This is me trying to deal with proper structure, pace, and character development--it's a lot harder than it looks. It's a mystery dealing with Faramir and a strangely gifted little girl, exploring Faramir's relationship with his father and people in general. Incomplete.
  • Two Broken Halves: Not ashamed to say this is my "decompress" story, where I just let loose, stylistically, and write straight-up romance. It takes a strange kind of gal to relax while writing dramatic romance stories concerning Willy Wonka, but I guess it works. Also an exploration of the different adaptations of Willy Wonka over the years, and how to combine them into something a little darker and grittier. (Kind of a Christopher Nolan experiment, I guess.) Incomplete.
  • Sing Me A Song, Ada: A drabble-ish type one-shot where I do a little digging around in Thranduil's mind, trying to show him in a more positive, but still in-character, light. Too many Abusive!Thranduil stories on this site for my liking, to be perfectly honest. He had his good points too...somewhere. Besides just being a racist, I guess. Essentially Thranduil dealing with the birth of his son and the death of his wife. Complete!
  • Blood In The Snow: Basically me writing high on the magnificence that was Catching Fire. Haymitch remains one of my favorite characters from pop fiction, and getting the opportunity to rattle his brain, even only for a one-shot, was great. This remains my favorite one-shot to date, I just love how it flows and how clearly his voice sounds in my head. Complete!
  • Bury Them With Honor: Originally started as a nonsense drabble, musing about Faramir's character, and there were many requests to continue it. The follow up is Shadow of the Steward, and it follows Firiel and Faramir while they deal with the destruction of the village and why it was done. This isn't my favorite one shot, but it remains my most popular--I personally think it's a little sloppy in spots and a little blunt, but it serves its purpose. Complete!
  • Doodles in the Margins: Utter. Fluff. And. Nonsense. You could call this the table-scraps from How To Survive In Middle Earth, its just me filling my fluff-quota and writing shameless romance. A girl needs that every now and then. Neither complete nor incomplete--this is the cutting room floor, basically. If I had no shame, the whole story would look like this.
  • Unacceptably Average: A funny exploration of Hermione Granger getting an "Average" on her latest essay. Exaggerated humor and completely blown out of proportion, but boy did I have fun writing this!Behind Blood in the Snow, this is my favorite one-shot; again, I feel Hermione's voice very clearly in this, and that's always a good thing in a one-shot. Complete!

  • Notes About Myself:

  • I love cliches. I know that seems odd, but I love the old, stale ideas and then twisting it to give it a fresh perspective or something original. There's a weird pleasure I take in refreshing bland ideas, like Harry Potter Twin or Girl Falls Into Middle Earth. Usually, I'll try to show the downfalls of the trope and portray it in a more realistic light, but sometimes I'm just having fun.
  • I can write romance if I set my mind on it, but I'll admit it's not my strong suit. Usually it turns out really schmultzy and sappy, and to combat this I sometimes add a little too much angst. Plus, for me, romance is all about the buildup and the slow burn, not the "Ohemgeeursooohawtletsmakeout!" thing.
  • Angst, on the other hand, is something I'm very good at writing. I have a terribly depressing viewpoint on life and I seem to excel in expressing that; even my more lighthearted stories end up slowly turning for the darker end of things. I love my characters dearly, but putting them thought trials and difficulties is so much fun, I can't even express it properly.
  • I'm easily inspired, and perhaps a bit too ambitious. I tend to publish stories directly after writing them, realize I can't juggle that many open stories, and take it down; usually I'm just chasing plot bunnies in this dusty brain of mine. If there's an audience for it I can't remove it--that's how Two Broken Halves stayed up, since surprisingly the fandom was still active and people became interested.
  • Having someone seriously read my writing is still new to me, and I tend to freak out over feedback. If I feel something is sub-par, I'll usually say so, and apologize for it. I know my own writing well enough to see when I'm forcing myself to update, instead of just naturally letting ideas come to mind. However, if I didn't motivate myself every now and again, all my stories would probably be updated twice a year or less.

  • "Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private.
    And wash your hands afterwards."

    Robert A. Heinlein

    "No tears from the writer, no tears from the reader.
    No surprise from the writer, no surprise from the reader."

    Robert Frost

    "It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problem just with potatoes."

    Douglas Adams

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    Home with the Fairies by I-Mushi reviews
    We've all seen the horribly butchered and cliché girl-falls-into-Middle-Earth stories. So is it possible to make a semi-realistic one? Follow Maddie on her own adventure exploring Middle Earth as the opposite of a Tenth Walker. COMPLETE
    Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 30 - Words: 255,903 - Reviews: 1377 - Favs: 1,841 - Follows: 1,473 - Updated: 12/16/2015 - Published: 6/4/2010 - Boromir, Eowyn, Faramir, Eomer - Complete
    Yet Inner Storms Rage by SerenLyall reviews
    Even though the Ring has been destroyed, Frodo still finds his nights (and days) plagued by shadow of memory and shade of fear. While resting and healing in Rivendell, Frodo has an enlightening talk with Elrond, discovering something not only about himself, but something about the Elven lord as well.
    Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,786 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/21/2014 - Frodo B., Elrond - Complete
    Intentions by Afalstein reviews
    "So Farim, about dwarf women..." "Oh, not you TOO." War in the North fic. On the road to Carn Dum, Eradan the Ranger cracks jokes with Farim the dwarf about their taste in women, much to the disgust of their elven companion. Rated for some innuendo.
    Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,877 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/21/2014 - Complete
    Teh elf I love by TMI Fairy reviews
    There was no school and mum had to go out and she gave me some ofd DVD and they were all lke totally kick ass and the elf was like fantastic so I wrote my 2nd Legonace story. Cant find speller thingy oin new phone sosrry for some tpos
    Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 393 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/10/2014 - Legolas - Complete
    The Sealed Letter by Eildon Rhymer reviews
    An isolated farmer finds a badly wounded man in a ruined farm. Six hundred years later, a historian researching King Elessar comes across a sealed letter. What links these two events is a story long forgotten.
    Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,808 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/16/2013 - Aragorn - Complete
    Dear Writers of FanFiction by A Vulcan's Kiss reviews
    The ℱellowship of The ℛing would like to have a few words with us concerning some of the cliché stories that are abundant on this branch. I suppose we can say that the most of them are a tad bit peeved • Canon and Pairings, mostly • Will accept Requests/Suggestions • Chapter 47: "Treebeard ON - Run, Forest, RUN!" • Please Read • T for safety • R&R! • 100,000 HITS! • CH47UP!
    Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 47 - Words: 6,390 - Reviews: 1327 - Favs: 322 - Follows: 305 - Updated: 12/11/2013 - Published: 2/22/2013 - Aragorn, Legolas, Arwen U., Elrond
    The Ribbon by The Hobbit's Rhapsody reviews
    In the beginning, it was a symbol of themselves; as the years pass, it becomes their memory. Faramir and Éowyn uphold the tradition of handfasting, and create new traditions beside it.
    Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,567 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/3/2012 - Faramir, Eowyn - 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: 70 - Favs: 228 - Follows: 35 - Published: 9/30/2010 - Legolas, Aragorn - Complete
    Never Leave Fanfiction Lying Around by crazyroninchic reviews
    Several members of the Fellowship come across a Marysue Legomance. Chaos ensues…A bit of light humor and MS satire. If for nothing else, read to imagine the looks on Leggie’s face…COMPLETED
    Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 45 - Words: 49,741 - Reviews: 2199 - Favs: 856 - Follows: 159 - Updated: 8/3/2005 - Published: 1/22/2005 - Complete
    Have You Got Any Stamps, Legolas? by Eggo Waffles reviews
    If there had been a way for Boromir and Faramir to keep up correspondence during the Quest, it might have sounded somewhat like this. A more humorous outlook on some of the darker aspects of the War of the Ring.
    Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,637 - Reviews: 301 - Favs: 267 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 4/30/2005 - Published: 1/24/2005 - Boromir, Faramir - Complete
    The Mushroom: Middle Earth's Finest News Source by Marauder reviews
    The Middle-earth version of The Onion...somewhat OOC, PWP, slashy. Complete. My personl favorite headline: Completely Unrelated Hobbits Wed
    Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 12 - Words: 7,990 - Reviews: 130 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 4/14/2003 - Published: 2/17/2003 - Complete
    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: 3162 - Favs: 1,948 - Follows: 210 - Updated: 7/12/2002 - Published: 3/8/2002 - Complete
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    How To Survive In Middle Earth When You're A Teenaged Girl reviews
    When you get dumped into Middle Earth, you start missing things. Little things. You know, like toilets. And hairbrushes. And tampons. And people who speak English. You know what else? Canon is super-easy to mess up. Now the whole world may end and it's all because of me.
    Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 25 - Words: 81,101 - Reviews: 470 - Favs: 316 - Follows: 436 - Updated: 8/1/2014 - Published: 4/12/2013 - Boromir, Legolas, Eomer, OC
    Shadow of the Steward reviews
    A village has been destroyed near Minas Tirith, and Faramir finds a strange child among the wreckage. As the War of the Ring draws ever nearer, Faramir must discover the meaning behind this massacre, and fight to protect his people despite the increasing madness of his father.
    Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,755 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 4/28/2014 - Published: 1/23/2014 - Boromir, Faramir, Denethor, OC
    Doodles In The Margins reviews
    Alternate Universes/one-shots/spinoffs from the main story, 'How to Survive in Middle Earth When You're a Teenaged Girl'. Different pairings, mostly fluff, completely pointless.
    Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,208 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 4/8/2014 - Published: 3/13/2014 - Haldir, Eomer, Elrohir, OC
    Unacceptably Average reviews
    Hermione Granger receives an Acceptable grade. She, understandably, completely short-circuits. [One-Shot]
    Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,393 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/30/2014 - Hermione G. - Complete
    Two Broken Halves reviews
    When two things break, you could fix them separately or fix them together and make something beautiful and broken and strange. Two broken things complete each other - a sensible young ragamuffin who plays violin on a street corner, and a mad inventor who prowls the empty hallways in his defunct factory. Wonka/OC
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,396 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 3/29/2014 - Published: 11/13/2013 - Willy Wonka, OC
    Bury Them With Honor reviews
    In the ruins of a village, Faramir finds a little girl. [One-Shot]
    Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,053 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/21/2014 - Faramir - Complete
    Blood in the Snow reviews
    One dumb goose, and one last drink. This wasn't the first time Haymitch had seen something precious die. [One-Shot]
    Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,008 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Published: 12/1/2013 - Haymitch A., Katniss E. - Complete
    Sing Me a Song, Ada reviews
    Prince Legolas is born and Thranduil discovers he must be a father to his boys. [One-Shot]
    Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,059 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/11/2013 - Legolas, Thranduil - Complete
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