anarithilien
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Joined 01-30-06, id: 980878, Profile Updated: 03-16-10
Author has written 3 stories for Lord of the Rings.

I'm not new to fanfic. I've been doing it for some time under the penname Ithilien. Now I call myself Anarithilien, though my Ithilien stories still exist on this site here: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/174385/Ithilien. Anarithilien was created to protect Ithilien stories as this site doesn't view maturely themed stories favorably (I've had my stories removed without warning before). I'm hoping that when I'm done with "Dark Forest" I might have a story or two I can write as Ithilien yet. The plot bunnies still prod me from time to time.

My stories are long-winded affairs and I will make no apologies for that. In real life I love the works of John Irving, Amy Tan, Pat Conroy, Toni Morrison, even Leonid Tolstoy. In other words, I have a great fondness for authors who imbue their work with detail and metaphor. I see no particular need to rush a story because I believe it is the details that make it come alive. You'll find the same thing true in my stories and therefore you need to be patient if you choose to read them. I always try to have a payoff, but it won't be quick, I can promise that. Tales without clear motivation seem silly to me, and that means behind the scenes I am always punching holes in my plots so I can eliminate them before you find them. My favorite authors on this site do the same, which leads me to believe that even if this is a fanfic site, writers should try to do good work if they are capable of it. I find there is a lot of mindless dreck out there, but every once in a while a gem of a writer can be found. Those gems usually warrant reviews from me and I will foster and nurture them as best I can.

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An Ounce of Kindness Redux by Tales by Eresse reviews
One never knows where an act of kindness will lead. This is the expanded version of the short story "An Ounce of Kindness".
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 50 - Words: 221,839 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 161 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 1/1/2011 - Published: 8/27/2009 - [Elrohir, Legolas] [Elladan, OC] - Complete
Author's Notes by Geale reviews
Being Aragorn is not very easy, not when you have heavy writing duties, a Quest to Mount Doom to undertake, and one jealous lover with an unhealthy love of words. Rated M for SLASH, occasional dying, poetry, and general madness.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 78,520 - Reviews: 189 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 2/9/2010 - Published: 8/17/2008 - Aragorn, Legolas - Complete
Halsion Days by Mirwalker reviews
An untold story of how Legolas resisted passing into the West until his friends had passed away, and at what cost his passage came. Sequel to my "Travel as the Sun."
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 38,456 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/16/2009 - Published: 2/27/2008 - [Legolas, OC] Gimli - Complete
Breath of Life by Surreysmum reviews
Mortal peril has a way of making you face the truth. Gentle Aragorn Legolas slash; hurt/comfort with a little sweetness.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,724 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/9/2009 - Aragorn, Legolas - Complete
Deeper than Breathing by ziggy3 reviews
Above all else, elves have a gift with song. When Eomer meets with the remaining fellowship, he sees in Legolas and Aragorn an opportunity to rouse Théoden and fight off the dead hand of Saruman but he gets more than he bargained for. NOW REPOSTED ADULT VERSION ON the website ESTELIEL or Faerie or on Archive of our Own .COMPLETE. m/m
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 72,470 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 5/10/2009 - Published: 12/2/2008 - Legolas, Eomer - Complete
The Old Forest by ziggy3 reviews
It was as it had always been. At first, it was only barely conscious of the intrusion … A song wound its way through leaf and branch, a song it had not heard for endless ages. One shot. Legolas. Warning: pointless silly smut.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,172 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/21/2009 - Legolas - Complete
Like Breathing by Neoinean reviews
Snapshots of Legolas in the 4th age. Aragorn guest stars.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,761 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/11/2009 - Legolas, Aragorn - Complete
—and it was done by Neoinean reviews
Detailing a simple rescue mission that, for once, goes off without a hitch.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,302 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 10 - Published: 6/4/2008 - Aragorn, Legolas - Complete
Travel as the Sun by Mirwalker reviews
Legolas and Gimli return from the Ring War. Gimli gains insights on his archer friend's history; Legolas struggles with his father and his future.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 31,550 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/5/2008 - [Legolas, OC] Gimli - Complete
The Pearl by Jocelyn reviews
Sequel to A Little Nudge Out of the Door. Legolas and Gimli return to Mirkwood after ROTK to face their people's fates in the War, their kins' reactions to their friendship, and a long chain of past events, honors, and wrongs come full circle. COMPLETE!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 30,489 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 145 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 6/14/2007 - Published: 5/18/2007 - Legolas, Gimli - Complete
Five Words in Winter by Pentangle-linnon reviews
Legolas. OC. No romance! It's cold and dark and the weather's not so great, either. Written for the Teitho winter contest.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,607 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/10/2006 - Legolas - Complete
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Pledge to Duty reviews
One-shot. Tolkien didn't say much about the first weeks of the Quest. This is a little gap-filler that shows the beginning bonds of friendship.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,984 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/10/2013 - Legolas, Aragorn, Gandalf, Gimli - Complete
Dark Forest reviews
MEFA 2011 3rd Place Winner! When Legolas and Gimli venture into Fangorn, they unwittingly find danger while uncovering long-hidden secrets of elven past. With Thranduil, Celeborn, Galadriel, Narvi, Celebrimbor, and a cast of OCs.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 78 - Words: 425,646 - Reviews: 513 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 11/11/2012 - Published: 2/11/2006 - Legolas, Gimli - Complete
The Dooming Wound reviews
Orcs, Spiders, Nazgul, and a Morgul Blade! Throw in some angst and call it a surreal horror story with Thranduil at its center. Featured parts for Legolas and Oropher.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,971 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/12/2007 - Legolas - Complete