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Joined 01-31-04, id: 531605, Profile Updated: 03-23-09
Author has written 24 stories for Lord of the Rings, Silmarillion, and Harry Potter.

But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
Lord Byron


About...
Me: American student of English language and literature with delusions of grandeur, abiding sympathy for evil Elves, an improportional love for Caranthir, a weakness for semicolons and run-together words, and a taste for Gondorians.
My life: I am still (sometimes) here and still plodding slowly toward my goal of absolute world domination. Or writing better stuff. Either way.
My work: Mostly short stories, drabbles, poems; Silmarillion-based; Noldo-centric. Recently I've been expanding my fandom horizons, so perhaps expect some other stuff coming out of nowhere.
Most recent work: "Hope", an Estel-poem and a bit of Beregond prose to go with it, published 21 July 2008.

Questions? Comments? Complaints? PM me. Thanks!


If you want to read just one story of mine, I recommend "Be or Become", my collection of LoTR and Silm-based drabbles. There's something there to suit almost every taste.

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Nightingales and Starlight by Clodia reviews
For many years, Thingol's minstrel Daeron made lament for Lúthien Tinúviel beside dark waters... but not forever. A look at love, loss and the Lay of Leithian. MEFA 2009 First Place in Genres: Character Study: The Silmarillion.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,195 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/3/2009 - Daeron, Lúthien T. - Complete
Another Man's Cage by Dawn Felagund reviews
During an ordinary year in Feanor's young family, motivations are revealed and events set into motion that explain their later history. Complete.
Silmarillion - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 53 - Words: 372,936 - Reviews: 269 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 8/9/2007 - Published: 7/27/2006 - Complete
Watching, Waiting by Eriala reviews
Edited & reposted. Maedhros and Fingon wait and watch, and some things never change. Slash.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 397 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/30/2007 - Complete
Choices by Meisiluosi reviews
The two remaining sons of Fëanor finally made it. They got the silmarils. And now what... Maedhros POV.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,919 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/25/2007 - Maedhros, Maglor - Complete
Strange Fortunes by Tehta reviews
Gondolin is at peace, and yet several of its citizens harbour resentments, ambitions, and unnatural desires. Much will be revealed in this comedy of errors starring Maeglin, Salgant, Glorfindel and Ecthelion. Slash, theoretical het. NEW: COMPLETE
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 47,068 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 11/25/2006 - Published: 7/21/2004 - Complete
Strange Alliances by Erestor reviews
A battle to save the history of MiddleEarth results in the formation of several strange alliances: fangirls aid Morgoth, Sauron aids the Valar [or does he?], and certain Elves and humans must choose to serve the winning side. But which side would that be?
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 44 - Words: 91,110 - Reviews: 506 - Favs: 173 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 11/20/2006 - Published: 8/13/2005
Flawless by Eriala reviews
AU: Thorondor never came to the Thangorodrim, and Fingon, in Mithrim, is stranded in the aftermath.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 694 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Published: 10/13/2006 - Complete
The Choices of Spirits by Dawn Felagund reviews
What if Caranthir and Haleth had fallen in love? An AU romance that looks at the strength of love and the ability to overcome fate. Rated for sexuality and some violence.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,649 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 12 - Published: 9/18/2006 - Complete
Unwritten Tales: Into The Dark Again by Wayfarer reviews
GapFiller: At Gandalf's behest, the relentless Aragorn finds Gollum and brings him to the Elvenking's Halls after a long search. Left in the Mirkwood Elves' care after Gandalf's 'interview', Gollum is restive … while the shadows stir.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 34,405 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12/29/2005 - Published: 8/25/2002 - Gandalf, Aragorn, Gollum
Nothing but Dreams by Unsung Heroine reviews
Caranthir Fëanorian after Nirnaeth Arnoediad and in a less than stable state of mind. Featuring recollections of Dagor Bragollach and an appearance of Haleth as your not so average ghost. 2006 MEFAs nominee.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,294 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/21/2005 - Complete
Only Rain by Noldo reviews
Sirius had always hated rain. One shot, mention of death.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 789 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/19/2005 - Sirius B. - Complete
Spherical Objects by afrai reviews
Psmith makes things clear. P. G. Wodehouse's Psmith books, SLASH.
Misc. Books - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,198 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Published: 9/17/2005 - Complete
Quia Multum Amavit: A Tale of the Gate by afrai reviews
Yet doth he devise means that His banished be not expelled from Him.
Good Omens - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,299 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 33 - Published: 9/17/2005 - Complete
Grey by Fair-Ithil reviews
They are grey, an in between, still bound to the darkness of the Third Age, dwelling in the light, the life of the Fourth. They have become the shadows that trail these people, the clatter and the bang that disrupt the peace...
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,475 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/28/2005 - Eowyn, Faramir
The Heads of One Thousand Goblins: A Love Story by SickleYield reviews
Gimli son of Gloin never forgot the Lady Galadriel. But love can find you in the most unexpected places and the strangest ways...An unusual thing in this section: A Gimli story which does not, repeat, NOT contain any elves. At all.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,935 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 118 - Follows: 15 - Published: 8/17/2005 - Gimli - Complete
Mithrim by perelleth reviews
The Noldor in both sides of Lake Mithrim. Last chapter: "Reunion, the usurpers" The fëanorians meet their betrayed kin in North Mithrim. Huan's POV. COMPLETE.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 2,878 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/2/2005 - Published: 4/11/2005 - Complete
Let it snow by Beth Winter reviews
Fingon in the modern age, and how he sees it. MaedhrosFingon blink-and-you'll-miss-it overtones, Lost In Translation influence.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,041 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/20/2005
Shorthingness by perelleth reviews
Short things... mostly elves, mostly First Age elves...
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 1,530 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 3/30/2005 - Published: 1/17/2005
The Tree by The Bookbinder's Daughter reviews
[Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister] Caspar, in his old age.
Misc. Books - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 520 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/19/2005 - Complete
Cool Waters by dragonlady007 reviews
So perished the Lord of the Fountain after fiery battle in cool waters." (Lost Tales 2) An important episode in the Fall of Gondolin from the point of view of Glorfindel. PG for violence.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,699 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/8/2005
House of Cards by Otto's Goat reviews
Drabbles and bits on the house of the Stewards; The House of Húrin.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,046 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/10/2005 - Published: 12/7/2004 - Faramir, Boromir
A Friday by Neige reviews
Modern day. It's Friday, and Glorfindel is heading home early: a study of Elves living amongst us. Chapter Twentytwo: a house, a recipe, a postcard, a Friday. Complete.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 30,661 - Reviews: 227 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 1/8/2005 - Published: 6/10/2004 - Glorfindel, Elrohir - Complete
The Minstrel's Song by Otto's Goat reviews
A Daeron, Maglor prelude.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/5/2005
Colours Fair and Fell by Otto's Goat reviews
Gandalf and an unusual look at the Steward's family.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,303 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/28/2004 - Gandalf, Faramir
On She Who Weeps by Otto's Goat reviews
Nienna. A bit of musing bent somewhat out of shape and context.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 266 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 12/7/2004 - Published: 11/23/2004
House of Reeds by The Bookbinder's Daughter reviews
You cannot always shut out the night. GlorfindelGoldberry.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,166 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/7/2004 - Glorfindel - Complete
The One and True Dark Lord by Werecat99 reviews
Morgoth is exiled in the void after being banned from Arda. One day, he finds himself in the company of the most peculiar individual. AU, of course. A SilmarillionHarry Potter crossover. Seriously.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,601 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/6/2004 - Complete
Amras Today by Noldo reviews
A humorous look at Amrod and Amras. Freeverse.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 377 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/4/2004 - Complete
Nerdanel Attempts A Rescue by Nol reviews
In which Nerdanel faces the end of her marriage.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,596 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Published: 9/21/2004
Unknowing, Nerdanel Sells Pearls To A Prince by Nol reviews
The first meeting of Nerdanel and Feanor.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,519 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 17 - Published: 9/2/2004
The Tree by Furius reviews
A tree's view on Feanor and Nerdanel throughout the years.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,678 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/8/2004
Uninvited by Sphinx reviews
In Mandos, Maedhros searches for what he wants to find, and learns that invitations are not necessary.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,382 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 15 - Published: 8/4/2004
Waves of Fire by Nerdanel reviews
“All stories have a beginning, and though this one ends in naught but sorrow, it began in joy.” The complete tale of Nerdanel and Fëanor, from her point of view. Indefinitely incomplete.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 20,769 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 6/24/2004 - Published: 2/13/2004 - Complete
Incomprehensible by Nol reviews
Amrod and Amras are amused and intrigued by their brother Maedhros' meeting with someone called Findekano. An unashamed bit of fluff made of polysyllabic words, precocious children, and a romantic backstory that is as incomprehensible as the title.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,888 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/20/2004
Burnt alive children by Neld reviews
Losgar, Amras's death, and a look at his brothers.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 429 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/16/2004
Staring up by Neld reviews
A very well-known event in free verse.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 387 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/18/2004
Drowned in Fire by Yrfeloran reviews
Maedhros Feanorian, at the last.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 879 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Published: 5/15/2004 - Complete
Great is the Fall by Tenshi Androgynous reviews
A requiem in verse, my first attempt at Silmarillion poetry. At Cristhorn, the exiles pause to mourn their fallen heroes in song. Bring kleenex.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 983 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/9/2004
Unstrung by Tehta reviews
Right before the War of Wrath, a very damaged Maglor ponders and remembers various matters.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,986 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/21/2004
Here, Kitty, Kitty by Tindomiel reviews
Alone, Beruthiel sails into the Great Sea. But it's hard to keep your dignity when your supplies are running out... it brings a whole new light into the words 'pet food'.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 869 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/16/2004 - Complete
Peace At Last by elvenwanderer reviews
One stormy night, many years after the passing of Elrond, two strangers’ paths converge in Rivendell, leading one to Valinor and the other to a long-awaited "death."
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,821 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Published: 2/3/2004
The Game of the Gods by Limyaael reviews
COMPLETE Morgoth and Varda are playing a little game. Morgoth's weapon: Mary Sues. Varda's weapon: Reality. Rated for violence and Vala OOCness.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Parody/Adventure - Chapters: 35 - Words: 73,692 - Reviews: 849 - Favs: 909 - Follows: 125 - Updated: 11/25/2003 - Published: 9/13/2003 - Complete
Supernova by slightlyskewed reviews
Extremely surreal and uncanonical short Fëanor fic. I had some reservations about posting this, as it isn't my normal style...but I hope someone likes it anyway, for all its oddness. I appreciate criticism, but only on the story, not the views expressed.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,796 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/20/2003
The Miserable Diaries by Framboise reviews
Yes, somebody did it: a vague attempt at VSD-inspired humour for which I am truly sorry. Implied slash which I hope is far too silly to be even mildly offensive.
Les Miserables - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,850 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 7/28/2003 - Published: 1/8/2003
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: 3185 - Favs: 2,012 - Follows: 228 - Updated: 7/12/2002 - Published: 3/8/2002 - Complete
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Hope reviews
A short piece in honor of folk legend, Beregond, and Gondorians.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 249 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/21/2008 - Aragorn - Complete
Trifles reviews
On Fëanor and the creation of the Silmarils, written for Dawn Felagund's birthday.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 375 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/16/2006 - Complete
Be or Become reviews
A collection of short writings and drabbles on various Tolkien topics and characters. NEW: Chapter 15 added!
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 2,563 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/17/2006 - Published: 3/28/2005
The Night's Eye reviews
How do the Ranger women deal with the absence of their husbands, knowing that they might go to their death? Halbarad's son hears the legend of the night's eye and receives a strange visit. Winner of a Parma Eruseen challenge.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,538 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Published: 12/21/2005 - Complete
River Flow reviews
A drabble of a conversation between Oropher and his son. Written for the HASA What's in a Name challenge.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 240 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/12/2005 - Complete
Née Black reviews
And she thinks: I am no longer a Black. Rated for sexual situations. RodolphusBellatrix, TedAndromeda, LuciusNarcissa.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 715 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/17/2005 - Bellatrix L., Narcissa M.
There Is No Other reviews
A Fingon and Maedhros 100word drabble, set about the time of the Mereth Aderthad.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 173 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/12/2005
I'm Writing This With My Left Hand reviews
A short poem found almost illegibly scrawled on the side of Thangorodrim. Maedhros, introspective.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 70 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/30/2005
Faithless reviews
As part of my goal to pair my favorite Fëanorian with every possible female character, I present to you, my faithful readers, this preposterous prosepoem.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 261 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/27/2005 - Complete
Promise reviews
Feanor and Nerdanel: how he asked and she accepted. A drabble-poem.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Published: 5/4/2005
Mirror reviews
A short poem on the Night Stalker of Middle earth. Wormtongue in a mirror.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 97 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/3/2005 - Grima W., Eowyn - Complete
Waiting, Wanting, Knowing reviews
(Lessons from the Forge, or A Tragedy in Seven Parts.) After the waiting comes the wanting; after the wanting comes the knowing. And so a smith waits.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,255 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/14/2005
Not Going Anywhere reviews
Finduilas discovers that death can be quite an ironic experience.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/12/2005 - Complete
Feverdream reviews
In the midst of feverdream, young Faramir battles oceans of fire and the black wave that threatens to consume him.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 960 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/27/2005 - Faramir
On Christmas Day in the Morning reviews
[Fourth Age AU] Christmas is not a time to be alone. Of mistletoe and sailing home.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,153 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Published: 12/26/2004
Conversational, of Cousins reviews
A conversation, in loose verse, of Maedhros and Fingon after the return from Thangorodrim. Nominated in the 2006 MEFAs.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 504 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/10/2004 - Complete
Weaver reviews
A poem for the book!Arwen supporters out there you know who you are. Nominated for Best Poem at Parma Eruseen.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 182 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 13 - Published: 10/9/2004 - Arwen U., Elrond - Complete
On Some Fair Isle reviews
Their first meeting is unexpected. The second might be fate. The last brings them to their doom. Nimloth reflects: on a stranger in the woods and the wind in the stars.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,527 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/16/2004
The Lay of Lord and Lady reviews
The lay of a Dark Elf and his White Lady. Nominated for a 2005 Mithril Award in the Long Poem category.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 783 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/16/2004
Redemption reviews
Maglor faces life after Sirion with new hope, kindled in two small children saved from the destruction of their home.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,279 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/16/2004
The Question reviews
A question has been asked; an answer is expected. Featuring Maedhros and an unknown soldier.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 958 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/24/2004
No Peace Unto the Wicked reviews
The doom of the last Fëanorians in sestina form, in Maedhros' words. Third draft!
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 411 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/7/2004
Fated reviews
A doubledrabble of a monologue Nerdanel might have spoken on the departure of her husband and her sons from Valinor.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 200 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/24/2004
Songs of Arda reviews
A sampling of my LoTR based poetry, written ages ago and dug up from the crypt, dusted off and handed to you.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 3 - Words: 394 - Reviews: 15 - Published: 2/8/2004 - Legolas, Arwen U. - Complete