Author has written 28 stories for Hobbit, and Musketeers.
Me & My Writing
Pericula Ludus is Latin for "peril is my pleasure". This may or may not be related to the topics in most of my stories. While I don’t write any smut, I have been told that it shows that I’m among the older writers here, because my topics tend to be quite mature.
My stories are based on personal experience and heaps of research, ranging from military records to medical papers. I'm not an absolute stickler for canon, but it's important to me to get facts right and I like to make even a fantasy world as realistic as possible. Much of my writing is based on actual historical events. Feel free to ask about them, I’m always happy to talk about my sources.
My home is bonnie Scotland. That's likely to be evident in some word choices — I try to explain them, but let me know if there's a term you are unfamiliar with! As a great fan of the magnificent Scottish countryside, I have Middle Earth all mapped out in my wee country and take much inspiration from that.
To Write List
I will keep this list updated so you know what I’m working on. I do work on my writing as much as I can, but I’m also a full-time university professor and my students always come first when I need to prioritise my time.
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Stories and Series
I write mainly for The Hobbit, but have just started to dip a very hesitant and trembling toe into the Musketeers fandom. I have been smitten with Athos for a good 20 years now and figured I might as well put that passion to good use. Even more opportunities for my excessive research (it's an obsession, I acknowledge that I have a problem) by writing in an actual historical setting, how exciting!
Thanks to the "Feels for Fíli Mini Contests", I have been writing an entire series of stories that focus on Fíli and have all fared rather well in the contest. They all fit into the same universe. If you want to read them in order, this is the way to go about it: Just Apple Juice (a fluffy incident from Fíli's childhood explaining his dislike for apples), Change of Seasons (it's the beginning autumn in the Ered Luin and Fíli is also entering a different season of his life), Ma zatâmradimênu (adolescent Fíli kills his first man), Keep your LovingBrother Happy (a traumatic event in early adulthood) Ôhùfukmâ – Our Freedom (just prior to the Battle of the Five Armies), Through the Darkness (the aftermath of the battle, Fíli survives) and Into the Light (spring comes to Erebor and with it the new arrivals from the Ered Luin).
My other universe is canon-compliant with the outcome of the Battle of the Five Armies. It starts out with the fluffiest fluff I have ever written Wa and Gump (a tiny anecdote from Kíli's early childhood). Just before the quest, Dís says Farewell to her brother. After the quest, Dís learns of her sons' deaths in No Sacrifice which explores the aftermath of the battle in great detail with a focus on grief, guilt and the line of succession. This story arc concludes One Hundred Years later with a memorial to the great battle.
Then there are stories that stand on their own. I Go Now to the Halls of Waiting is my reply to the third Hobbit movie. The Seven Kinds of Love is my Valentine's Day present for the Hobbit fandom, a series of one-shots that are quite literally Lovely. Dwarfling Love provides fluffy vignettes from Fíli and Kíli's childhood.
I’m currently working on a little trilogy focussing on the friendship between Thorin and Dwalin, starting with Night Out in which Thorin gets poisoned, continued in The Mightiest May Be Slain by One Arrow in which Thorin stops breathing, and culminating in the story of how Dwalin got the big scar across his face.
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