The Lauderdale
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Joined 06-08-01, id: 78447, Profile Updated: 05-22-19
Author has written 18 stories for DarkWing Duck, Escaflowne, Lord of the Rings, Titan A.E., and Silmarillion.

My most recent FFN update: uploaded "Motherwood" on April 25, 2019.

I write for myself, but I'll be honest: I love reviews and I try to respond to all of them. Hit counts are fabulous too, but sometimes the site statistics don't work and then I feel like I'm uploading into the void. If you read something I wrote and liked it - or disliked it! - I would be glad to hear from you.

Orc-brat art and other eclectia. (thelauderdale .livejournal .com /366019 .html) I feel incredibly lucky to know the talented people that I do, and am intensely flattered they would take the time to draw - and in one case write about - these characters. Heaven forbid FFN allow people to include off-site links, but if you type in the parenthesized address you should be able to get to the post on my livejournal page.


The Lauderdale's middleearthorcfic Bookmarks

I have removed the link to my old middleearthorcfic bookmarks. Sadly, Delicious was bought out by another company, so I could no longer login or modify them anyway, and when last I visited the site looked as if it might pose a computer threat. I'm trying to keep up a private list that I may put up elsewhere some day, so please PM me if you want a copy. middleearthorcfic is a list of bookmarks for Middle-earth fanfiction in which Orcs are central or play an important role, with an aim at quantity over quality. Many good or excellent stories are listed, while others are moderately crappy to awful. Stories are tagged by author and rating, with additional tags for canon- or movie-Orc characters as needed.

I'm a long-time Orc enthusiast and I have read a lot of fanfic over the years. If you are looking for recommendations, curious about an Orkish theme or type, or trying to track down that fanfic you remember with the Orc who (fill in the blank), let me know.

Some Orc stories of particularly good quality or interest are listed in my community Here Be Orcs.

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Motherwood reviews
Call them Woses, Wild Men, Drúedain… It was their forest. Then the Mother came. A tale of the Drughu in Second Age Middle-earth.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,986 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/25/2019 - Orc, Ents - Complete
Orcbrat reviews
Orcs killed Maevyn's family and took her with them as a captive. It was never intended she survive. CHAPTER 35 UP: Leni thinks of trees. ALSO! Grushak versus…
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 35 - Words: 154,801 - Reviews: 417 - Favs: 304 - Follows: 293 - Updated: 2/3/2019 - Published: 1/17/2003 - Uruk-hai, Orc
Fangorn Wood reviews
In which Orcs come to the Hundred Acre Wood. Not all of the Orcs who captured Merry and Pippin died outside of Fangorn Forest. When some of the survivors find each other after the rout, Mauhúr is determined to bring news back to Isengard. Then things get weird. (Winnie-the-Pooh crossover; book-based.) CHAPTER 27 UP: Eeyore is still thinking about that knife.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 27 - Words: 90,631 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 8/6/2018 - Published: 12/4/2014 - Uruk-hai, Orc, Grishnákh, Mauhúr
Fun and Games reviews
Elladan and Elrohir. Twin sons of Elrond. Who are they? Pranksters and mischief-makers or grim avengers of their mother Celebrían? The answer lies within…
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,926 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/3/2017 - Elrohir, Orc, Elladan, Gildor I.
The Voice reviews
A slow crime period drives Darkwing to obsess over a series of break-ins at local strip malls. When he dubs the unknown perpetrator with an unfortunate criminal sobriquet, Darkwing accidentally turns the Strip-Mall Mall-Stripper into an object of public interest. 1st in The Voice Quartet.
DarkWing Duck - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,165 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/3/2015 - Published: 6/10/2001 - Darkwing Duck, Megavolt - Complete
A Question of Dialect reviews
An Orkish lackey informs Sauron about an unfortunate case of linguistic confusion.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 425 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/13/2014 - Sauron, Orc - Complete
Treed reviews
Her father searches for her in vain. Her mother mourns her death. Now one young Elf's only hope of survival lies with the monster who took her, and in her own desperate will to live. A prequel to Orc-brat.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 100,914 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 6/14/2010 - Published: 1/4/2006 - Orc, Uruk-hai - Complete
Orcs in Hobbiton reviews
AU. Two years after Sauron won the war, his Orcs come to a Shire under Saruman's dominion. The hobbits who dwell there are caught in the middle. Told in drabbles & drabble-increments. ADDED: "Apple Time." Amelia Chubb is picking apples for the first time.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 4,579 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/18/2010 - Published: 3/28/2010 - Saruman, Grima W., Orc, Fredegar B.
In the Prophet's Tent reviews
An old Orc recalls an interlude, and an interesting woman, from his not-so-younger days. This is a little slice of Mordor camp life in the time leading up to the War. Standard warnings for Orc-talk, four-letter words, and other adult content.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,767 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/16/2010 - Orc, Uruk-hai - Complete
The Captain's Mare reviews
This is one Orc's story of his time working the Mordor convoys. Not all of them saw battle, after all. Warnings: Orc-talk, four-letter words, and creepy content. Non-graphic.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,193 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/16/2008 - Orc, Uruk-hai - Complete
Navaer amar velui reviews
A short poem about Lúthien written in Sindarin. English translation provided. An Elven take on the fate of Lúthien.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 239 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/22/2006 - Lúthien T. - Complete
Loose Ends reviews
Preed-centric post-"Titan A. E." fanfic. After ten years' inaction I have to mark this story as "indefinite hiatus." I reserve the right to come back to it, but it looks unlikely at this point. Anyone who wants to write a continuation, please feel free - just let me know if you do!
Titan A.E. - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,866 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/15/2003 - Published: 3/25/2003
Megavolt Meets Someone Cool reviews
Scared by the title? As well you should be. 8) My first three readers thought I'd lost my mind. Yes, all three of them.
DarkWing Duck - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,087 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/4/2001 - Megavolt, Darkwing Duck - Complete
Another Time reviews
This is a short piece shrug but you might like it. Worth a shot, anyway. Allen and Millerna have a discussion.
Escaflowne - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,025 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/13/2001 - Allen S., Millerna A. - Complete
Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? DWstyle reviews
I wasn't going to post this, but it turned out better than I thought it would. DW cast members tangle with the ultimate question....
DarkWing Duck - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 950 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 9 - Published: 7/11/2001 - Complete
School House Rocked reviews
Megavolt and The Voice have settled into a quasi-stable roommate situation when Quackerjack turns up with a ridiculous plan for a heist. Meanwhile, Gosalyn Mallard's life is not going according to plan. Today she's supposed to read her brilliant film essay in front of the whole school, and what happens? Supervillains. 4th in The Voice Quartet. (Psst! Shocking origin story inside!)
DarkWing Duck - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,767 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/20/2001 - Megavolt, Quackerjack - Complete
A Fight At The Opera reviews
When Megavolt returns to the lighthouse at Beaker's Point, he is startled to meet an intruder. Then everyone goes to the opera. 3rd in The Voice Quartet.
DarkWing Duck - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,918 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/10/2001 - Megavolt, Darkwing Duck - Complete
Branching Out reviews
Now that the criminal formerly known as the Strip-Mall Mall-Stripper has been reinvented as The Voice, Darkwing finds himself facing a new, vocally-powered supervillain whose crimes are escalating. 2nd in The Voice Quartet.
DarkWing Duck - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,892 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/10/2001 - Darkwing Duck, Megavolt - Complete
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