MutteringsofMadness
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Joined 06-20-15, id: 6865268, Profile Updated: 07-11-18
Author has written 7 stories for Hobbit, Hunter X Hunter, and Witcher.

I guess it's about time I update this...Well its 7/11/18 and I'm active on here again for the first time in a while. I'll leave my old profile where it is, even if it makes me cringe, but I thought I'd at least give some update. I've escaped high school and made it to college. I'm studying theatre, work as a physical laborer and professional vocalist, and love to write, sew and listen to music (hard rock is my genre of choice but I sing classical). I plan on starting back up on here, as I have time in the summer, but I make no promises. That's all I've really got for now, I suppose...If you wanna chat about writing or books (my obsession with LOTR lore had expanded to a somewhat...troubling point) or just life in general, I'm here and I'd love to chat with you. Have a great day, friend.

Hmm. Guess I should probably put something here. Well, most people on this sight refer to me as MM. You can call me MoM too, if you want, but that might get weird. I'm a human (mostly) being, female, as you can probably guess, currently trapped in the vortex of misery and drama that is highschool. I've been steeped in fiction all of my life. I was watching the LOTR movies long before I was old enough to understand them at all, watching anime since I was seven and writing fanfic since I was eleven. I had an old account on here, but I try to remember the things written on there as little as possible. So...yep.

I like to try and review everything I read as honestly as possible, as I know that reviews are pretty much manna in the freaking desert to most writers, including me. My reviews might seem a little critical, but I am trying for constructive criticism, I swear.

Brain puke list of things I read/watch:

Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Leviathan, Pandora Hearts, Death Note, Hunter X Hunter, One Piece Warriors, Song of the Lioness, Les Miserables, Wicked, Alice in Wonderland, Edgar Alan Poe...That's all I've got for now, but I swear I like other stuff. Will prolly update this later.

I am now open to beta! It's quite likely that I would be rather interested in editing your story, too. Yes, yours. PM me if you're interested, and we can talk.


A Few Things for You Authors to Remember (AKA Unless you're Legolas, Arwen, and even if they are the love interest)

1. It is possible to sleep in a bed with someone at night and not somehow accidentally end up cuddling with that person by the time morning rolls around. (Even if they are your love interest)

2. On a similar thread, not every hotel or tavern-keeper gives two clearly unrelated teenagers seeking separate rooms for the night a single room with only one double bed. (Even if they do seem like love interests)

3. First kisses are rarely beautiful and perfect with rays of bubblegum and the singing of unicorns.

4. Arrows can and will run out eventually. (Unless you're Legolas)

5. On the Legolas note, only .01% of anyone has hair like him. Anyone else's air loves to (and will) knot, tangle, matte, frizz, fray out of your lovely braided updo, catch on things, choke you, and otherwise be imperfect (Unless you're Legolas)

6. Not every knife is a throwing knife, and thus, not every knife can be thrown. (With accurate results)

7. Human skin contact rarely causes a "tingling burning sensation all the way up your arm" unless you have a skin condition (yes, even if this is your love interest brushing against you)

8. If anyone still smells like roses and sunshine after doing any of the following: [Running an ultra marathon; leading an army into war in full plate mail; wrestling with an octopus in a mud pit;having an epic show down in the Sahara desert in summer; ect.] They are not human, or do not have sweat glands. (Even if they are the love interest)

9. Real, actual, heartfelt crying is gross. Snot, choking, headaches, sniffling, running makeup, tear stains on clothing will most likely be involved. (Unless you're Arwen)

10. Have you ever actually seen a sleeping person look "calm and peaceful" or "like an angel?" Most actual people drool, frown, have their hair everywhere, grin like a Cheshire, or have their mouths gaping open horrifyingly. (Even if they are the love interest)

Reality is gross. That said, cute/funny/romantic clichés inevitably make the writing world go round. Just don't overdo it.

Copy this into your profile if the clichés really are just getting to be a bit too much.


My Writing Process (Because you totally cared.)

1. Rough outline-I like to set up a bullet point list of what I want/need to happen in each chapter. This helps stave off mid-chapter writer's block, and keeps me on track with my plot and story direction. I do this for a couple of chapters at a time, just so I know what's coming up and can work in some foreshadowing and anticipation

2. Writing-This usually happens really late at night when I'm too exhausted to overthink things or doubt myself. I use veeery loud music playing into my ears to keep the mood of the scene on track, and just sort of...type away

3. First edit- Straight out of the last step, the chapter usually looks like it was written by a drunk 8 year old. Thus, I rake it through the first stage of editing. This mostly just consists of a light read through to catch any large errors, and a run-through of spell check. Once this is done, I move on to writing the next chapter, and leave this to be finished editing on another day

4. Readthrough- By the time this rolls around, I'm getting ready to post the chapter. I've had a good amount of time away from it, and have a fresh, clear mind (ideally). I read the whole chapter out loud to myself, and listen and edit as I go. This is when I catch annoying word repetition, issues with flow, and clunky dialogue. This generally puts the chapter in the tone I like it to be, and makes it more of a smooth read for all of you.

5. Final edit- Just as it sounds, this is the very last thing I do before posting. I read the chapter to myself one more time, just to make sure I've caught everything, and to really polish it off. From there, I load it up onto this site, and Viola! An update!


Some Quick Writing Tips

Let the first draft suck. For your first draft, you should just sit down and write. Don't try to edit and write at the same time. No one's that good. Let terrible spelling mistakes, wrong names and other things slip by. For now, just worry about getting words on a page. Keep running notes. This connects back to the first point, but I always keep a word doc of running notes. It's a good place to jot down "add Gandalf" for when you just remembered he was there for that scene or "They're in the forest for 3 weeks" so you don't have to go back and calculate that out again. Keeping running notes on your laptop or phone helps you remember that sick burn you came up with so you can use it at the perfect point in the story. Talk to yourself. This is my go-to tool for conversations. I like to go on long walks and just talk out a conversation my characters are going to have. Hearing it out loud lets you iron out what will flow and move the way you want it to. Talk the conversation out a few times, and then pull out your phone and record that thing. Having a recording to reference back to later when you're trying to get it down on paper is endlessly useful. Awkward to listen to, but very helpful. Have a cue. This one is admittedly odd, but bear with me. What I mean, is having some sort of a ritual you do every time you're about to start writing, especially if its a story you're going to have to come back to day after day can be helpful. This can be a song you listen to, or if you're me, a certain scent of lotion you apply. Pick a song and/or smell that is somewhat reminiscent of the mood of your story can work wonders, I promise. When I smell bath and body work's twilight woods lotion and hear "I see Fire" I am instantly in writing mood. This can be very helpful if you suffer from a lack of motivation, especially on longer stories. It's weird as hell, but try it! You've got nothing to lose.

Well, that was a lot of random information I'm sure none of you cared about. Anyway...have a great life? Sure. Lets go with that. May the hair on your toes never fall out.

Look where we are, after so many years

After so many “sorrys” and so many tears

We think we’ve gone past it, we think we’ve gone far

But take a step back and look where we are

Too many lines were adjusted then crossed

Now we’ve got our own all-American holocaust

-Anonymous

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Wolf's Child by TwillinOfTheWillows reviews
The Dwarves are having their meeting when Gandalf introduces them to a new member, from an old, forgotten race. Of course, Thorin doesn't like her much. And was she really raised by wolves? Well, this couldn't end badly! ...right? A mix of movie!verse and book!verse.
Hobbit - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 26,035 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 8/5/2019 - Published: 6/9/2015 - Bilbo B., OC
On the Road to Find Out by Jenny-Wren28 reviews
Sona & her dog, Sasha, find themselves lost in a strange land filled with dwarves, wizards, & elves. It doesn't take Sona very long to figure out she's in The Hobbit. When Bilbo never shows to join Thorin's Company Sona realizes what's at stake-problem is she hasn't read the book in 20 years & never saw the movies. Eventual Thorin/Sona. Beta'd by YMR. COMPLETE.*Spoilers in reviews*
Hobbit - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 98 - Words: 216,802 - Reviews: 1466 - Favs: 987 - Follows: 657 - Updated: 12/25/2018 - Published: 7/4/2015 - [Thorin, OC] Fíli, Dwalin - Complete
The Sea Calls Us Home by Centeris2 reviews
A Kiliel story set in modern day Alaska. Whether on land or at the bottom of the ocean, the sea always calls us home.
Hobbit - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 18 - Words: 38,218 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 1/6/2017 - Published: 2/6/2015 - Kíli, Tauriel
The Completely Expected And Rather Convenient Adventures of Mary Sue by the BugSlayer reviews
Humor, Excitement, Death, Deep Psychological Conversations, Strange randomly appearing people, Crazy plot twists. If that's what your looking for, then you've come to the right place. OC's don't have to be unrealistic. Seriously, check it out! The first two chapters are a little slow since they're mostly introduction, but I promise, it gets wayyyyy better. (Kili/OC)
Hobbit - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 78 - Words: 123,340 - Reviews: 184 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 9/6/2016 - Published: 10/24/2014 - [OC, Kíli] Thorin, Fíli - Complete
Strange Things Happen by TheSarcasticAngel reviews
It was supposed to be a nice weekend with Netflix. No parents bothering you or homework to do. Well, homework could wait for later... Never would Lily have thought that she would get company. Well she did. In fact, Thorin Oakenshield's company. Lily has no idea what to do with thirteen dwarves, a hobbit and a wizard in the house. But hey, strange things happen! ***ME later!
Hobbit - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 29 - Words: 42,567 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 85 - Updated: 8/4/2016 - Published: 5/1/2015 - Gandalf, Thorin, Bilbo B., OC
Home is Behind by JensPen reviews
"Before he knew what was happening, Thorin was pinned to the ground, the strange woman's forearm on his neck. Her eyes were red from crying, and held a delirious quality which was, quite frankly, terrifying. He could see the front of her bizarre vest now, because it was right above him. And on it, in bold white font, were the letters F.B.I."
Hobbit - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 43 - Words: 141,676 - Reviews: 496 - Favs: 595 - Follows: 482 - Updated: 2/12/2016 - Published: 12/18/2014 - [Thorin, OC] - Complete
Fanfiction net The Hobbit by the BugSlayer reviews
The Truth behind your favorite fanfiction site (Behind the Scenes) Hosted unwittingly by our favorite dark haired dwarven prince(Thorin is a king... He doesn't count... you know who I'm talking about) Rated T to be safe? idk. It should be fine. Possible [OC/Kil-NO!NOIDIDNOTAGREETO THIS!ITISNOTHAPPENING!IREFUSE!YOUCA- Shut up Kili.
Hobbit - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,736 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/13/2015 - Published: 7/29/2015 - [Kíli, OC] - Complete
HIT IT TIGWIT by Alex Hollister reviews
Tigwit (alias Feren) grows tired of his job as Thranduil's gatekeeper and decides to pursue a career in music, but his many money-making schemes seldom go as planned.
Hobbit - Rated: K - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 10,349 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 7/15/2015 - Published: 12/30/2014 - Legolas, Elvenking Thranduil, Lindir, Feren
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Pain & Pleasure in Equal Measure (?)
Love always ended in heartbreak, but falling in love was so delightfully fun, and having his heart crushed was so, so delightfully painful. -a meditational/semi-poetic piece following Jaskier's wounded artist's heart that seeks out pain for it's own sake. Moody AF but just come vibe with me. Second chapter incoming to put all of our wounded hearts back together-
Witcher - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,177 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/13/2020 - Published: 7/7/2020 - Geralt
A Path of Stone reviews
Kili was glad that their journey had gone as smoothly as it had up until that point. Besides a few—alright, many—hiccups, it was all going according to plan. But she…She was not according to plan. She put a bit of an irreparable kink in the plan. Mucked it right up. And yet, Kili just couldn't bring himself to be too upset about it. CURRENTLY ON HIATUS
Hobbit - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 91,786 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 9/19/2018 - Published: 8/1/2018 - [Kíli, OC] Thorin, Fíli
Cream and Sugar reviews
There were, of course, many things that Bilbo left behind when he ran out the door that fateful spring morning. Most of all, though, he found himself missing his tea. Post Hobbit one-shot character study sort of a thing, in which Bilbo muses on his journey and what it's like to return home after the adventure of a lifetime.
Hobbit - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,033 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/11/2018 - Bilbo B. - Complete
Break the World reviews
Kili had it all. Erebor, his family, wealth, everything he had ever wanted. Then why in Mahal's sweet name isn't he happy? Why does he still see her face day and night, in his memories, in his dreams, everywhere he looks, and everywhere he tries not to look? Why can't he just forget her like she'd wanted him to? PERMANENTLY ON HIATUS
Hobbit - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 125,739 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 9/27/2016 - Published: 10/6/2015 - [Kíli, OC] Fíli, Bofur
Recovery reviews
It was a Zoldyck thing. Taking what you loved and turning it against you. But Killua was done with "Zoldyck things." And he was going to reverse that damage if he died trying. (Series of Killua-centric oneshot character studies)
Hunter X Hunter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,923 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 7/17/2016 - Published: 7/14/2016 - Killua Z., Illumi Z. - Complete
Shibboleth reviews
A collection of drabbles, one-shots, five shots, and mood pieces based off of the Hobbit and Noticeable Differences. WARNING: May cause: extreme triggering of feels; semi-psychotic fits of laughter; acute confusion and drowsiness; uncontrollable blinking; death. Read with caution. THIS CHAPTER: Pre AUJ, Ered Luin Era. Young Kili and Fili trying to play matchmaker for their Uncle.
Hobbit - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 26,474 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/26/2016 - Published: 9/25/2015 - Fíli, Kíli, OC
Noticeable Differences reviews
She was just the strange girl that saved Bilbo from the storm. That rolled her eyes, and tried to hide the fact that Kili's flirting made her blush. That seemed to long for companionship, yet traveled alone. That made him laugh and smile and scream and cry, all while laughing and smiling and screaming and crying at his side. That's all she was...Right? FINAL CHAPTER UP
Hobbit - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 110,855 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 106 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 9/15/2015 - Published: 6/26/2015 - [Kíli, OC] Fíli - Complete