The Lauderdale
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Joined 06-08-01, id: 78447, Profile Updated: 08-23-13
Author has written 14 stories for DarkWing Duck, Escaflowne, Lord of the Rings, Titan A.E., and Silmarillion.

My most recent FFN update: officially put Loose Ends, my old Titan A. E. fanfic, on indefinite hiatus as of August 16, 2013.

Orc-brat remains a work in progress, and will be updated when I have a decent working copy of Chapter 27. If you want to know more you can ask, but you should either sign in to review or send me a private message so I am able to respond.

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. 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.

The Lauderdale's middleearthorcfic Bookmarks (

I am a long-time Orc enthusiast and I have read a lot of fanfic over the years. In particular, I am aware of many stories buried here on So in January 2010 I began compiling a list of bookmarks for Middle-earth fanfiction in which Orcs are central or play an important role. The list is in delicious. Beyond the obligatory middleearthorcfic tag, stories are also tagged by author and rating, with additional tags for canon- or movie-Orc characters as needed. So, for example, docmon's multi-chapter With Hope and Without Hope has these tags:

middleearthorcfic author_docmon rated_k canoncharacter_ugluk canoncharacter_grishnakh

The list of tags used is on the left side of the page: click on "Show more" to see the full list. You can also sort them by "Count" or "ABC."

There are many good or excellent stories listed, while others are moderately crappy to awful. My goal is quantity over quality. I try to be thorough and provide multiple links for the same story wherever possible, in case any become defunct.

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

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Orcbrat reviews
Orcs killed Maevyn's family and took her with them as a captive. It was never intended she survive. CHAPTER 26 UP: How to dig a latrine…and a mystery! Kids? Don't do this with the family silver.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 115,782 - Reviews: 279 - Favs: 171 - Follows: 148 - Updated: 3/2/2011 - Published: 1/17/2003 - Orc, Uruk-hai
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: 97 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 25 - 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: 23 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/18/2010 - Published: 3/28/2010 - Orc, Saruman
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: 11 - Favs: 14 - 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: 7 - Favs: 11 - 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: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/22/2006 - Luthien 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: 4 - 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: 4,388 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 5 - Published: 9/4/2001 - Megavolt - 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: 6 - Published: 7/11/2001 - Complete
School House Rocked reviews
The fourth in my Voice tetralogy, but plenty of action on the part of principal characters.
DarkWing Duck - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18,571 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/20/2001 - Megavolt, Quackerjack - Complete
Branching Out reviews
The sequel to The Voice. Another early fanfic.
DarkWing Duck - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,906 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/10/2001 - Darkwing Duck, Megavolt - Complete
A Fight At The Opera reviews
A sequel to The Voice and Branching Out. Less old, still not new.
DarkWing Duck - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,959 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/10/2001 - Megavolt, Darkwing Duck - Complete
The Voice reviews
Please review honestly. This is one of my earlier fanfics.
DarkWing Duck - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,177 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/10/2001 - Darkwing Duck, Megavolt - Complete
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