Playing At Shadows
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Joined 04-01-01, id: 54832, Profile Updated: 04-10-16
Author has written 3 stories for Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter.

4/10/2016 @ 5:56 pm EST: Well, folks, it's been a long time...a very long time. I apologize for the long hiatus. This is just a short note to assure everyone that I am still around and am working on my stories. I've been incredibly busy for the last little while: I started a new job and earned a Masters degree. You may also have noticed that I recently changed my nom-de-plume on here: I thought it was time for a change as I've honestly never been all that fond of the name "Wake" and really only used it because I couldn't be bothered to come up with anything different. So don't freak: It's still me with a more poetic pen-name. And, for those of you wondering if I'm going to update soon, I have every intention of doing so, but real life is a bit crazy, so I'm not going to make any promises.


Your lovable, huggable authoress,

--Playing At Shadows, aka Wake

You're a brave soul, my friend, if you've ventured here...

Location: Presently, the Southeastern United States

Hobbies and Interests: CERAMICS :); drawing, painting--anything dealing with the visual arts really; reading; writing; messing with my laptop; hanging with the crew; working out; and napping (I've only recently realized just how much of my time this particular activity takes up)

Favorite Music: I have a rather ecclectic musical interest really. It varies, but for the most part it's classic and alternative rock. Classical and folk's cool, as is some country music. I also have a strange attraction to motion picture soundtracks--The Lord of the Rings, Kingdom of Heaven, The Last Samurai, and The House of Flying Daggers' scores are quite conductive to writing, I've found. Some of my favorite artists are: The Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox Twenty, The Beatles, Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Dave Matthews, Gavin DeGraw, John Mayer, Ray LaMontagne, Florence the Machine, The Black Keys, Ellie Goulding, and many, many others.

Favorite Books: Pretty much anything fantasy-related: Tolkien, in particular (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings =), The Silmarillion); Harry Potter; The Chronicles of Narnia; A Song of Ice and Fire; The Hunger Games trilogy; The Legend of the Five Rings; The Dark Elf Trilogy; Memiors of a Geisha; and a plethora of others. Oh, and can't beat Shakespeare.

Favorite TV Shows: Bones; Dr. Who; Avatar: the Last Airbender; CSI: Miami and New york; NCIS...Honestly, I'll watch pretty much whatever's on. And I'm fascinated with cooking shows...

Dislikes: Mathematics of any nature, shape, or form; people who are nice to you to your face and then talk about you like a dog behind your back; fanfics riddled with grammatical and/or spelling errors--granted those things somtimes occur, but when it's obvious that an author has blatantly disregarded the proof-reading process, then it's just irritating--and cold weather. Oh, and it drives me absolutely crazy when people use the incorrect forms of words (i.e. "their" for "there" and vise versa) or incorrect words in context such as with "amused" and "bemused." Really, people, "amused" implies that someone finds humor in something or that something is funny. "Bemused" is simply another word for "confused" or "bewildered." Big difference there.

General Info...though I doubt you guys really care:

For the most part, I'm your run-of-the-mill twenty-something. I graduated from undergrad in 2005 with BA degrees in Studio Art and Art History and completed a MA in Counseling in 2015. I usually spend my free time drawing, painting, reading, writing, or messing with my computer, which has a tendency to be a pain in the backside. I discovered fanfiction several years ago--I was in junior high-and I've developed quite a fascination with it. I started out with anime; the first fic I ever wrote was entitled "Walk Two Worlds" and was in the Dragonball Z fandom. I must say my tastes have changed dramatically since those days. I'm currently really into The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Harry Potter, but that is not to say I don't occasionally stray into other fandoms.

Current Fics:

A Road Less Traveled--a Lord of the Rings fiction (in progress). This thing is my baby. :)

The Fine Line Between--a Harry Potter fiction featuring the Hermione/Snape pairing (in progress)--post DH and epilogue completely disregarded--*On Indefinite Hiatus*

I would venture to say that anyone who attempts to keep up with my stories has likely already figured out that I am slow to update...very slow. I apologize in advance.

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio/Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

--Act I, Scene V from William Shakespeare's Hamlet

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Lord Charming by forthright reviews
CU. More than Sesshoumaru's pride took a blow when he lost his arm. He's in a delicate position... and desperate enough to seek the advice of a self-proclaimed expert. A clumsy romantic adventure told in 100-word snippets.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 725 - Words: 116,312 - Reviews: 17785 - Favs: 3,615 - Follows: 3,657 - Updated: 10/19 - Published: 8/1/2011 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H.
Standing Still by Durinsdottir reviews
Life blindsided me, as it often does, but never did I expect to end up in one of my favorite books. I didn't expect a lot of the things that followed really. Like the horrific nightmares involving a certain Necromancer. Or the troupe of dwarves that I started to see as family. Or falling for a guy shorter than me who I knew was going to die. Possible Thorin/OC
Hobbit - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 147,162 - Reviews: 358 - Favs: 293 - Follows: 401 - Updated: 7/8 - Published: 2/2/2013 - Thorin, The Necromancer/Sauron, Kíli, Fíli
Stirring the leaves by Kindle-the-Stars reviews
COMPLETE - "Your presence here in Middle-Earth is like the wind in the trees, Miss Darrow," Gandalf said, smoke wreathed around his head. "You may stir the branches, even knock loose a few leaves, but the tree itself remains untouched." Thorin/OC,
Hobbit - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 59 - Words: 357,570 - Reviews: 3086 - Favs: 2,537 - Follows: 2,227 - Updated: 12/24/2015 - Published: 5/24/2013 - [Thorin, OC] - Complete
The Ties That Bind Us by Tia-Pixie reviews
A series of one-shots that will be updated sporadically but mostly unrelated scenes from Fili and Kili's upbringing with Thorin, Dis and their father with cameos from other characters.
Hobbit - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 50,272 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 107 - Updated: 6/29/2014 - Published: 1/6/2013 - Thorin, Fíli, Kíli, Dís
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables by Aisukuri-Mu Studio reviews
.:C:. Bilbo returns home to a startlingly silent household, and a dining room that he can't bear to face. Not after...not after everything. Oneshot. "Oh my friends, my friends, forgive me..."
Hobbit - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,650 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/7/2013 - Bilbo B. - Complete
There She Stands by ReginaCaelum reviews
She's not afraid. She's not. / Or, when the earth cried for Lin Bei Fong. 110 introspect. One-shot.
Legend of Korra - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 622 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Published: 6/21/2012 - Chief Lin Beifong - Complete
Delirious Lovely by akaiiko reviews
The five times Zuko is too stupid to kiss her, and the one time he's intelligent. Sort of. -Zutara; Post Series; giftfic for MuslimBarbie-
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,217 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 336 - Follows: 113 - Updated: 4/12/2012 - Published: 8/9/2009 - Zuko, Katara - Complete
Post Tenebras, Lux by Loten reviews
"After Darkness, Light." A chance meeting ten years after the war may not be just a coincidence, and may prove to have very far-reaching consequences. A story of many things, but primarily of healing. SS/HG; rated M for later chapters. Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 43 - Words: 313,349 - Reviews: 3365 - Favs: 3,265 - Follows: 835 - Updated: 5/12/2011 - Published: 12/22/2010 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Impossibly Blue by Virtuella reviews
Aragorn planted the White Tree of Gondor. Five hundred years later, it receives a very unexpected visitor.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,337 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 17 - Published: 6/21/2010 - Complete
Echoes of Old Songs by LadyRhiyana reviews
Music transcends all barriers. Drabbles and ficlets on the Noldolante. NEW: A New Hope. Elros-centric.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 2,206 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/6/2009 - Published: 5/8/2006 - Complete
Like Breathing by Neoinean reviews
Snapshots of Legolas in the 4th age. Aragorn guest stars.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,761 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/11/2009 - Legolas, Aragorn - Complete
The Silvering Divide by Somigliana reviews
Hermione encounters a strange lake-dweller one morning. Her new friend will give her insight into the most mysterious man of them all...
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 51,591 - Reviews: 363 - Favs: 772 - Follows: 173 - Updated: 12/2/2008 - Published: 10/28/2008 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
The Quality of Mercy by ChristineX reviews
Devastated by Ron's death, Hermione distracts herself by focusing on Severus Snape's mysterious demise. What she finds when she unravels the mystery will change both her life and the wizarding world forever. SSHG, T now, M later. Slight AU, DH spoilers.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 119,828 - Reviews: 824 - Favs: 582 - Follows: 282 - Updated: 10/6/2008 - Published: 8/11/2007 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Where Your Treasure Is by zeegrindylows reviews
SS/HG. Post-Deathly Hallows. Severus Snape survives, only to find himself entangled in an enchantment he never expected. COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 62 - Words: 376,449 - Reviews: 5206 - Favs: 2,835 - Follows: 898 - Updated: 1/28/2008 - Published: 8/3/2007 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Tears of the Fallen by ShadowsWeaver1 reviews
Kagome is saved by Sesshomaru. Unfortunately for the young miko, Sesshomaru’s version of chivalry includes having her impaled by Tenseiga and thrown down a mystic well. But that is only the first of our miko’s problems. SessKag
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 223,758 - Reviews: 1898 - Favs: 2,374 - Follows: 623 - Updated: 7/28/2007 - Published: 10/12/2006 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H. - Complete
Of Ordinary Wizards by Delaine reviews
Of Ordinary Wizards is about the tangled knots of enmity and having the courage to unravel them. It's about realizing you don't have the whole story when you were certain you did. Post HBP. An Albus Severus Harry fic. An AU book seven story. Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 33 - Words: 168,636 - Reviews: 793 - Favs: 492 - Follows: 213 - Updated: 2/4/2007 - Published: 7/21/2005 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Tales From the House of the Moon by Resmiranda reviews
Kagome, now in college, discovers the tale of Sesshomaru and Rin. Grief can be a prison, but the bonds of love are not easily broken. What is the truth behind fairytales? [SessKag] [COMPLETE]
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 42 - Words: 326,106 - Reviews: 4901 - Favs: 6,209 - Follows: 1,082 - Updated: 2/18/2006 - Published: 12/12/2003 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru - Complete
The Tale of Marian by Rana1 reviews
In today's world, a woman searches for her path and finds it laid before her in a most unusual way. A Haldir romance, eventually, but is it the Haldir we remember from the third age, or has he changed?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 298,415 - Reviews: 202 - Favs: 138 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 2/16/2006 - Published: 8/27/2003 - Haldir - Complete
End Notes by Ithilien reviews
Many years postLotR, Aragorn remembers his earlier days and contemplates death as it might appear to an elf. An Aragorn and Legolas friendship fic. Rated G, er K. Rather Zenish really.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,561 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/29/2006 - Aragorn, Legolas - Complete
Lament by Amberle Elessedil reviews
...The whole of their adventures in Narnia had taken no time at all...' But for the Narnians, grief lasts a lifetime...
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 480 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 8 - Published: 1/8/2006 - Complete
Russandol by Arthien1188 reviews
The attack on Sirion. Maedhros POV. Also features Maglor and Elwing's boys. Complete short story. Angsty but ends not entirely depressing. My first Silm fic, pls R&R! Nominated for 2005 Mithril Awards.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,469 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/22/2005 - Published: 8/10/2004 - Complete
Singer by the shore by Beth Winter reviews
On a dark night in Dol Amroth, Faramir and Boromir meet a shadow from a much earlier Age. Silmarillion crossover.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,380 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/9/2004 - Faramir, Boromir
Eloquent Remembrance by Sphinx reviews
On his return to Valinor, Celeborn faces his illustrious father-in-law Finarfin, High King of the Noldor in Aman. Much conversation ensues. Featuring Celeborn, Finarfin, and a cameo by a much loved Peredhil lord and his lady.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,317 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/15/2004
Spirits of the House by Altariel reviews
The old year ends, Boromir has not returned, and Denethor contemplates mortality.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,984 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/1/2003 - Faramir, Boromir
Renuvammet by Zimraphel reviews
While struggling to chronicle the Downfall of Numenor, Elendil receives a very timely visitor. Vignette
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,455 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Published: 7/14/2003
Hinge of Fate by Ramos reviews
Hermione cannot remember, and Severus cannot forget. Epilogue has been added, and the tale is now complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 126,804 - Reviews: 2474 - Favs: 3,960 - Follows: 463 - Updated: 2/7/2003 - Published: 10/21/2002 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Soledad by Thunk reviews
(Complete) A Sango and Sesshoumaru love story.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 34,381 - Reviews: 620 - Favs: 652 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 10/1/2002 - Published: 8/24/2002 - Sesshomaru, Sango - Complete
A Tale of Elrond and Celebrían by Nemis reviews
The story of Elrond and Celebrían. *finished* Stretching from the Second Age to the Fourth.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 84,073 - Reviews: 366 - Favs: 178 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 6/10/2002 - Published: 3/6/2002 - Elrond
Fathernames by Finch reviews
The naming of Elrond and Elros by Maglor, son of Feanor.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,796 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/12/2002
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Some Madness, Some Reason reviews
She loved him, she said, and the reasons why didn't matter.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 425 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/10 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
The Fine Line Between reviews
Hermione smiled at the elder woman's benign teasing and stepped back as her supervisor opened the office door to reveal the tall, imposing figure on the other side. There was a gasp-from her own throat, she only realized afterward-and the file tumbled from her suddenly numb fingers as Hermione came face-to-face with an older, but very much alive Severus Snape. *On Hiatus*
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,531 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 11/22/2012 - Published: 10/20/2012 - Hermione G., Severus S.
A Road Less Traveled reviews
"There I was, my back against a tree, cornered by a beautiful, bow-wielding man who dressed as though he had fallen out of an Errol Flynn film—granted, Flynn had nothing on him, in my opinion, anyway—while being verbally harassed by some old geezer." Herein lies the tale of Kelly Day, an unwitting university student who finds herself playing punchline to one very sick cosmic joke.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 55,639 - Reviews: 230 - Favs: 202 - Follows: 275 - Updated: 2/1/2012 - Published: 6/19/2006 - OC