Elesianne
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Joined 11-19-03, id: 489701, Profile Updated: 04-06-17
Author has written 18 stories for Silmarillion.

Long time Tolkien fan, now studying languages&linguistics at university partially due to Tolkien's inspiration. I used to write LotR fanfiction as a teen, now suddenly inspired to write again, this time about the Silmarillion.

I'm especially interested in exploring and giving voices to Tolkien's 'textual ghosts' – characters, mostly women, who exist in the canon but about whom very little is known. For now I seem to be obsessed with the sons of Fëanor, those wonderful, terrible tragedy magnets, and their semi-canonical wives who belong to the category of textual ghosts.

I write gen as well as romance fics, mostly F/M romance. I like writing both fluff and angst, sometimes even within the same story. Some of my fics are rather introspective, with relatively little dialogue and plenty of exploration of feelings. This is on purpose.

All of my fics are canon compliant, either exploring only canon events and characters, or at most adding some elements or characters that 'slip between the cracks of canon', not contradicting anything Tolkien wrote. Tolkien's canon being as messy as it is, though, I do sometimes have to choose which source texts to use, and my interpretation of characters may be different from yours.

The best website to read my fics is Archive of Our Own (AO3). I can't link to it but my username there is the same as here and you can easily find my profile by googling the search terms 'AO3' and 'Elesianne'.

There are some fics of mine on AO3 that I won't post here (some M-rated fics with a bit more sexual content, fics that are slightly headcanon-y). Fewer restrictions on AO3 also mean that I can link to relevant references, meta ramblings of mine etc. as well as reply to comments on the fic page, which enables more reader-writer interaction.

Other accounts: I cross-post my fics also to Tumblr (blog url elesianne) and DeviantArt (username Elysianna). My Tumblr also contains occasional headcanons and meta by me as well as lots of reblogged, funny/pretty/thought-provoking Tolkien-related content. It's also a good place to come ask me questions (anonymously if you wish) if you're wondering about something in my fics or just want to say hello.

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Your spirit calling out to mine reviews
Sometimes your heart chooses for you before you even know there is a choice to make, and then all that can be done is find out whether love can build bridges across differences and fears. This is my take on how Caranthir comes to be married.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 57,102 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 8/28 - Published: 12/14/2016 - Caranthir
Consonance reviews
These are the things we know about the sons of Fëanor: they are full of fire, and they do no give up easily. These things hold true with Maglor too, ever since childhood, and apply in love as well as war. This fic is a five-part exploration of the relationship that develops between Maglor and his future wife.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,057 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/10 - Published: 6/23 - Maglor - Complete
Stories for Fëanorian week 2017 reviews
Here will be collected the eight fics that I wrote for the Tumblr event Fëanorian week. The fics concentrate on each member of Fëanor's family in turn and cover many genres including general, family and romance. Update on 31st July: A second chapter added to Curufin & Celebrimbor's fluffy family fic.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 19,857 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/31 - Published: 3/20 - Complete
Promise of morning
Maedhros spends the night hours alone between starlight and a glow on the horizon, the promise of morning.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,085 - Published: 5/17 - Maedhros - Complete
Sparkling colours, subtler shades reviews
Netyarë has been fascinated by bright colours all her life, but one day she finds herself chasing something subtler. One-shot about the artistic passion of a Noldorin painter (Curufin's wife) with a dash of other passions.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,283 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/25 - Curufin - Complete
Eagerness and unrest reviews
Not all of the Noldor who rebelled were great lords or warriors. Here we meet one woman who with her family follows Fëanor to Beleriand.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,329 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/22 - Complete
Her unwilling presence reviews
Celegorm and Curufin do not speak of such things as love, and they keep the secrets they know about each other's loves.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,634 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/22 - Celegorm, Curufin, Lúthien T. - Complete
Brothers and other beasts reviews
As a child Caranthir loves quiet mornings and Celegorm loves getting up early, so of course they fight at the breakfast table. Sometimes there are casualties, but luckily they can be fixed with a little help from brothers and a few stolen tools.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,096 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/17 - Caranthir, Celegorm, Maedhros, Maglor - Complete
Joy and lightness reviews
Turgon hears Elenwë's laughter before he ever sees her. Tolkien gave these two a super depressing ending for their love story, so I'm writing them a happy beginning.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,180 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/30 - Elenwë, Turgon - Complete
Burning out reviews
Curufinwë and his wife burn as one flame, but when darkness creeps in nothing is left but embers and then ashes. A study of the disintegration of one marriage among the downfall of the Noldor as a people; the M rating is me being very cautious.
Silmarillion - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 16,057 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/27 - Published: 1/2 - Curufin - Complete
Cornered
The problem with sneaking into dark corners is that you can never know what, or who, you might find there… Relationships: Turgon/Elenwë, Maedhros/Fingon.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,684 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/19 - Elenwë, Fingon, Maedhros, Turgon - Complete
Worst-tempered reviews
Somehow Fëanor and Nerdanel are trusting enough to let Celegorm take care of purchasing Caranthir's begetting day gift on behalf of the whole family, and Celegorm totally doesn't abuse their trust by buying his brother the worst-tempered horse in all of Valinor.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,296 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/4 - Caranthir, Celegorm - Complete
Midwinter in Himring reviews
The shortest day of the year is still full of light in Himring as Maedhros celebrates the midwinter festival with his people and a few visitors.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,187 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/21/2016 - Maedhros, Maglor - Complete
My sons are the best reviews
Fëanor monologues about his children shortly after they are born, with his long-suffering wife for an audience. He is highly complimentary about his sons – and himself – and very rude about everyone else.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 594 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/16/2016 - Fëanor - Complete
A name of foresight reviews
A family scene featuring Curufin, his wife and their baby son: Celebrimbor gets his mother-name soon after birth, for his mother has had a premonition.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 934 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/10/2016 - Celebrimbor, Curufin - Complete
Sparks fly out reviews
Curufin is endlessly irritated by a young artist his mother is collaborating with, yet he finds himself drawn to her. Featured are heated discussions, many light-hearted Fëanorian family scenes and vaguely described art.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 24,044 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/7/2016 - Published: 11/28/2016 - Curufin - Complete
The hopeless loves of the Gondolindrim reviews
Maeglin is not the only one in Gondolin who suffers from hopeless unrequited love, for from one heartbreak stem many.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,328 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/27/2016 - Idril C., Maeglin - Complete
Seven sons reviews
How Fëanor and Nerdanel end up having seven sons.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 996 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/25/2016 - Fëanor, Nerdanel - Complete