Lackwit
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Joined 09-26-04, id: 678289, Profile Updated: 05-03-09
Author has written 8 stories for Lord of the Rings, Rurouni Kenshin, Robin Hood BBC, and Inuyasha.

"Why a Lackwit, fool?"

A Lackwit is a fool and the Fool in his guise as official simpleton was often the only one secure enough to criticize the king and his policies (within reason!) without sacrificing vital bits of himself. Although I don't play a professional idiot in Real Life I am both amused and saddened by the usefulness of such an act in what I have observed around me. At least I don't wear motley... I am a chemist with on-going right brain/left brain warfare who finds life annoying unless both sides are fed. I actually took up fanfiction to exercise the creative writing part that I feared was being stifled by all the technical writing I was doing and am pleased that both literary arms are feeling quite content (I actually am ambidextrous, by the way).

I am a disciple of canon since I enjoy the challenge of being creative under the strict guidelines of the original work and find it good discipline for learning how to pay attention to the art of writing. Also, there must be a reason why I like the original characters, hmm?

Of my fics so far, the golden child has been, amusingly enough, Gríma Goldentongue, which has won the following:

2005 Middle Earth Fanfiction Awards (Honorable Mention, General- Drama)

2005 Mithril Awards (Best Characterization- Minor Character)

2005 Mithril Awards (Best Characterization- Tolkien Character)

Good Gríma :)

My thanks to everyone! Anyway, please, grab a cup of your favorite beverage, fire up some mood-melding tunes, and relax as you read. Reviews are welcome but by no means mandatory! Whether you like what I write or not, I hope you at least enjoy the journey :)

Update:

02 May 2009: Posted a new InuYasha fic, The Way Home.

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Til Death Do Us Part by Lalaeth reviews
An Elf and a down-at-the-heels mortal woman travel across Middle-earth together. Sequel to Pitfalls of the Palantir. Chapter 43. The voyage to Araman.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 43 - Words: 99,968 - Reviews: 292 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 4/20 - Published: 2/20/2010
Fragments by amamiya reviews
Kenshin wakes up in a strange place with no memory of his past. A little backyard psychotherapy ensues -with amber-eyed consequences- while Kaoru thinks Kenshin has left her. To top it all off, there are still bad guys around who want Battousai dead.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 18 - Words: 53,746 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 5/9/2010 - Published: 2/15/2003 - Kenshin, Kaoru - Complete
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The Way Home reviews
A three-parter exploring the way home for a trio of dog demons.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,113 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/2/2009
Triptych Vignettes: Fathers reviews
Two concerned fathers share a revealing evening of conversation and chess.
Robin Hood BBC - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,698 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 11/30/2008 - Complete
Triptych 1: Deus Vult reviews
Three scenes from Robin's life during the five years preceding S1. Although pre-series, consider everything to be S1 canon.
Robin Hood BBC - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,686 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 11/30/2008 - Robin Hood - Complete
The Wanderer reviews
In response to a challenge at Emyn Arnen. After ten years away, Faramir must take back what was his. Loosely based on Homer's Odyssey.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,540 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/30/2008 - Published: 12/22/2006
Tales of the Red and the White reviews
Paired stories linked by a common theme and the colors red and white. Chapters not always chronological but from the same universe– interpretive manga canon. Ch 4: That which we reap: after the rain, Kenshin considers the harvest
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 20,976 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/14/2008 - Published: 8/6/2006
Gríma Goldentongue reviews
What might have happened in Edoras in 3013, the year before Théoden began to fall ill. Very Gríma centric. COMPLETE.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,794 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Published: 1/23/2005 - Grima W., Eowyn - Complete
Hunting Lessons reviews
There are hard lessons to be learned by two brothers about the art of hunting and the nature of duty.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,213 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/21/2004 - Boromir, Faramir
A Boy, A Girl And Of Course, His Horse reviews
Learning to ride a horse is simple, isn't it, if your teacher is King of the Horse-Lords?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,875 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Published: 11/6/2004 - Eomer, Lothíriel