Rous
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Joined 01-05-04, id: 516165
Author has written 6 stories for Lord of the Rings.

Fantasy is my favorite genre. I grew up teething on André Norton, and gradually added Issac Asimov and Robert Heinlein to my library.
Eventually I discovered Anne McCaffery and C.J. Cherryh. It is only later in life that I found J.R.R. Tolkien.

Recommended sites include www.openscrolls.com, www.tolkienfanfiction.com , www.amonsul.netfirms.comand www.henneth-annun.net , and a couple of new ones, Nern Ennorath and Nevrast.
If you want resourses, www.councilofelrond.com is good.

Most of my non-LOTR poems are at www.allpoetry.com under the name NotAllowedAVoice for currently defiant reasons.

To date, almost everything I have written LOTR is posted at www.openscrolls.com under the name Rous.

The one story not allowed here or at Open Scrolls is at adultfanfiction under the same name.

I am also a musician and find that most of my writing is done around songs. Sometimes it is the words that inspire me, othertimes it is the
music. I owe a lot to Enya and various anonymous pieces I find on the web.

Since I am not interested in posting this everytime, I am placing a disclaimer here. I own nothing remotely trademarked or copywrited concerning LOTR. I only play on the playground. I do claim Elrénia Dorlandadiel as mine, along with various invented characters. Any resemblence to another story floating around on the web with my name on it is intentional: Butterfly is a re-write of it. Much better, in my estimation. So, thank you to the person who ripped my heart out over it and forced me to re-evaluate the story. You were wrong, but in the end, it worked out. So, that being said, when I am finished, I promise to return Prof. Tolkien's toys back to the toybox, albeit slightly used. And for all the canatics out there, if you have issues, take them up with him. He is the one who left plotholes big enough to drive a Mack through. And remember,

"Taking LACE seriously is like asking Volaitre to write an appendix to the Bible."

Likewise, I am branching out with a new story, so I will also need to cover that disclaimer. I own nothing remotely trademarked or copywrited concerning Star Wars or the Dragonriders of Pern. I elect to delve into their created worlds, but I know my ticket is stamped VISA only and there is no allowances for resident aliens (pun emphatically intended). So, while I choose to sojourn there, I will not touch the flowers, or do any harm. I am only borrowing the premise and promise to return it in good shape when finished.

One other note: I have taken great pains to insure that this is as grammatically correct as I can make it. If you find a problem with it in that aspect, then, please let me know. I also have used very few elvish words in my fiction. This is due to the fact that I am not conversant in that language, and the story is from their POV, so using a lot of it would be redundant. It has been pointed out to me that some of the names used are not correct. I am well aware of that and I am able to live with it. Name generators being what they are, there are very few reliable ones, and even they are questionable. And, the dictionaries only give roots and few forms of some words. So, I have muddled through. As the story is over thirty chapters long, this is not a good time to change names, especially as I am quite fond of the characters and would not be able to see them the same with different names. I mean no disrespect to those who may be more knowledgable and bothered by my choice of names. However, the way I look at it, the story is mine and I can write it as I see fit. It is A/U, so canon or name issues are allowed, just do not expect me to change things. Canatics are really not welcome, as they have little imagination. Glaring errors in grammar or misspelled canon names will be corrected. Everything else is subjective. Anything else, you can either read the story or not. If you choose to read the story and comment in a unwarranted negative way, then bear in mind that I will read something of yours to see if

1) you know what you are talking about

2) you are literate

If neither of the above fits you, then please do not leave a review. If you still choose to do so, then do not complain to me when I leave one on your story. I welcome constructive criticism. I can even handle the "this is sooooooo kewl" and "I 'heart' ur story". But, useless suggestions will benefit no one. If you still choose to comment in a less that intelligent way, then e-mail me. It will keep things private, and at least that way, one of us will not be embarassed.

Rous

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Be Careful What You Wish For by Jill O'Brien reviews
Luthien is an average sixteen-year-old whose biggest problems are her name and her two younger brothers, until two bored Valar decide to give her what she idly wished for. Kind of. Free of Legolusting, Tenth Walkers, and other Suvian contaminants.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 17 - Words: 70,304 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 11/3/2008 - Published: 6/25/2004
First Impressions by Ithiliel Silverquill reviews
When the legendary Glorfindel of Gondolin arrives in Imladris, everyone is overjoyed-everyone, that is, except Erestor. Both will be forced to look past their first impressions if either one is to ever have peace again. (No slash. Rated for violence.)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 53,998 - Reviews: 166 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 4/12/2005 - Published: 10/12/2004
A game by Simon Silvertongue reviews
A short story. Can't really imagine anything shorter than this one. There are few stories on fanfiction.net that has more reviews than words, and this is one of them!
Tetris - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10 - Reviews: 188 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/16/2004
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The Dance Of Life
A series of drabbles based on the fic A Butterfly Effect and A Butterfly EffectChrysalis. It is set in my Butterflyverse.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 217 - Published: 10/11/2005
A Butterfly Effect Chrysalis reviews
The continuing story of Ela.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 20,514 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 9/20/2005 - Published: 4/29/2005
A Butterfly Effect reviews
Usual 'Elves find human girl and raise her' story. Or maybe not. A few twists, some humor. Introduces a new culture, eventually. Please excuse the tardiness of posting, but I finally have a beta, and we are making a few minor changes.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 148,497 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/2/2005 - Published: 9/11/2004
Song of Lament reviews
Song for the deaths of loved ones. Set during the War of the Ring. Recommended read with the music.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 235 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/16/2005
A Changing of the Guard reviews
Song concerning the choices of the elves.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 307 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/16/2005
A Ring, Some Elves And Too Little Woods reviews
Short(?) story that just popped into my head.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,119 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/8/2005
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