Author has written 29 stories for Lord of the Rings, and Marvel.
I am a 48 year old female...scientist, wife, mother..not necessarily in that order :) One husband and one teenage son, both bemused by my new found hobby (Skiing and tennis are hobbies all 3 of us share).
Read LOTR at 13 and promptly lost my heart to a certain Ranger..but have happily read everything about JRR's legendarium. Used to write 'stories' about the world as part of a group of friends who played Dungeons and Dragons.
I am also a big fan of Anne McCaffrey's works (the Dragonriders of Pern, Talents), Darkover, anything by Guy Gavriel Kay and outside fantasy, The Sentinel.
I love Teitho's monthly challenges as a way to get writing ideas going. Please check their website out.. it is full of great writing and original ideas.
I have joined Lasgalendil in her vow that if she reads a story she reviews it. If I take the time to read your story I will take (the shorter) time to review it. I promise. :)
Note during this period when reviews do not show up please pm me your review so I can thank you! Alerts that a review has come in are sporadic. I can tell they are there due to the number ticking up but not see them. Another slow crash and burn is cascading through the system..sigh
In RL I work as a research scientist in geology studying the evolution of the Canadian Arctic.
For anyone wondering about the geology of Middle-Earth: there are some good sites out there:
This is the classic...
Please, please do not refer to Orodruin as a stratovolcano or like Mt St Helens etc. It makes geologists cringe. It is a hotspot-related volcano...what Yellowstone would have looked like before it collapsed. Sarjent's point about all the hotspot volcanoes in ME being linked to evil-doing is intriguing..
for more on the uses of hotspot volcanoes for evil-doing (this time on Earth) see Erik Klemetti's great blogpost:
For the link in Annafan's great GDIME story...what really should have happened when Gollum fell in the circulating lava lake:
I have many favourites in my list but absolutely please do check out Annafan's and Thanwen's takes on Eowyn and Faramir..they are simply wonderful..very different approaches to an iconic pairing. For pure liquidly lovely prose see Wheelrider's and Nesta's work and for another, alternative but equally compelling, version of Faramir check out Eora's fics.
For elves, in which I am not so deeply versed, I highly recommend Nyx's gorgeous prose. She is a poet and it comes out in every line. Also please do take the time to get into Wynja's wonderful Where it doesn't show...yes it is a commitment at 400 chapters but they are short chapters and it is worth it.
#NestorilandThranduilforever: Thank you Wynja...thank you!
#ChestnutandGold ...add this to your profile page if you want Glorfindel and Triwathon to be together.