Penname: Elaura [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 18/06/06
Membership status: Member
I am 43 years old. There, that's my age statement.

There seems to be a problem with the series page on this site, or it may just be something peculiar to my browsing experience, but all three books are still a part of Typically Atypical. Don't know what's going on, but when I look at the page, all I get are Books One and Three and the summaries are both in bold text. Oh well.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008: I'd like to make a request of any artists who are reading my stories. I have absolutely no artistic talent (unless you consider writing an art and believe I'm have a talent for it) and I would like to see how what I have written looks in the reader's mind. If anyone is interested in drawing, sketching, or painting anything unique to my stories, I'd love to see it.

Tuesday, 18 August, 2009: I am currently editing Typically Atypical, Book Three. Some of the changes should be readily apparent, such as removal of superfluous Chapter and End Notes and placing alternate titles in the Chapter Notes to keep the chapter title bar from going off into eternity on some browsers. Some of the changes are not as apparent, for one, I have changed the timeline of the coming Battle of Castle Amlug. In a dream sequence, Elaura indicates the battle will take place less than five years after the destruction of the ring. I found this to be too soon and changed it to *ten* years. Continuity should not be affected.

Other changes were minor, such as making capitalization and grammar a bit more consistent and fixing typos. Please continue to let me know if you spot any errors I've missed.

If the site setup permits, I hope to eventually do a minor format change to Books One and Two and break Book Three into volumes.

08 May 2010 - Good Lord! I can't believe it's been so long. Let me start by saying I recently met a man, fell in love, and got married. What does this mean to my writing? It means good things. Oddly enough, I got stuck when it came to writing about married couples. My only personal experience with marriage when I started writing about it wasn't good. Now, I feel I am better prepared to write about this subject. Without spoiling anything for anyone, I will say that I am still alive, still here, and intend to resume posting very soon. I won't promise a date, but I will finish Book 3 and continue on with the story. I am deeply sorry for being away so long and I promise to answer my reviews soon as well. Hope everyone else is enjoying life as much as I am. See you soon!

22 October 2010 – Oh dear, it looks like I was a bit too optimistic about my time frames. I think I’m going to stop making promises I can’t be sure I can fulfill. I am still happily married, but my husband doesn’t know me as an author. There may be some static when I really get back into writing as he is unused to me locking myself away at all hours of the day and night to get it out of my head.

In addition, I now have a laptop computer rather than a desktop. I did save my custom dictionary and auto-replace databases, but I’m having to get used to a new version of Microsoft Office.

There are always new things popping up in one’s life to interfere, but I won’t bore you with a great long list. What I’m trying to say is, as soon as I can get to a quiet place in my life, both physically and mentally, I will finish Book 3 and continue Typical Atypical.

Thank you for reading.
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Favorite Stories
A Bedtime Story by Tammy Rated: G [Reviews - 23]
Summary: A cute twist in the story when Legolas tells the 'LOTR' tale to Aragorn's children
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Legolas, Gimli, Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf / Olorin, Elrond, Boromir
Genres: General
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 604 Read Count: 4663
[Report This] Published: 27/11/04 Updated: 27/11/04
Summary: When Pippin gets inquisitive during a rest break, Legolas finds himself answering many of the questions that have long plagued his own mind. For immortality is not only a blessing, but also a curse in many ways. One-shot.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Legolas, Pippin
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1238 Read Count: 3978
[Report This] Published: 27/11/04 Updated: 27/11/04
Summary: Four young women of Earth die and are reformed in a world unlike anything they may have expected to find in the afterlife. It is not a pleasant place, beset with large spiders, monsters, and rude men with pointy ears. Who will realize the Truth before it kills them (again)? Metafanfition; Harry Potter, Star Wars, Matrix, and Anime (heavily of InuYasha).
Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Legolas, Thranduil
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 65243 Read Count: 20980
[Report This] Published: 10/12/05 Updated: 15/07/07
Dancing Hearts by slsgiggles Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 16]
Summary: Juliet Cardinelli loves dancing with all her heart, she lives breaths, and sees only dancing. But as fate would have it, a terrible accident occurs leaving Juliet to struggle with family and life. When best guy-friend Orlando Bloom helps her restart life, will the love flame ignite and betrayal set in? Or will doing what's right get the best of them? Two hearts joined by a common love dance around each other till finaly...
Categories: Actor Fics
Characters: Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Original Character
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 32976 Read Count: 15980
[Report This] Published: 12/06/05 Updated: 24/08/05
Mary Sue Productions by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 9]
Summary: A sideways look at the effect of non-canonical fiction.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Faramir, Feanor, Figwit, Frodo Gamgee, Gollum, Maglor, Orcs/Uruk-Hai
Genres: Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: Saturday's Children
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 3278 Read Count: 3831
[Report This] Published: 10/03/07 Updated: 23/04/07
Summary: Letters written to, by, and about Legolas, Lord of Dol Galenehtar.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Legolas
Genres: Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: The Green Knight
Chapters: 46 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 75264 Read Count: 37735
[Report This] Published: 15/10/04 Updated: 10/11/04
Summary: The heirless king of Rohan requests of his sister her firstborn son to succeed him on the throne of Meduseld.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Legolas, Lothiriel, Original Character, Faramir, Gimli
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: None
Series: The Green Knight
Chapters: 31 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 187438 Read Count: 25057
[Report This] Published: 26/09/05 Updated: 02/01/07

This is the continuing saga of a 36 year old female soldier who finds herself in Middle Earth during The Return of the King. This is part three of a series which will follow the plot of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings books. She is not a tenth walker and the events as written by Professor Tolkien will not be rewritten to accommodate her. Her part in the story and her interactions with the main characters will occur in places and times that Tolkien did not include in his writings.

I claim ownership of none of J.R.R. Tolkien's original plot or characters; however, Elaura and her story Typically Atypical are Copyrighted © 2006.

Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Asfaloth, Aule, Beorn, Beregond, Bergil, Blue Wizards, Celeborn, Celebrían, Dain Ironfoot, Denethor, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Erestor, Faramir, Feanor, Galadriel, Glóin, Glorfindel, Gollum, Gríma, Gwaihir, Halbarad, Haldir, Imrahil, Ioreth, Landroval, Lindir, Lothiriel, Maglor, Manwe, Mouth of Sauron, Namo / Mandos, Nazgûl, Original Character, Oromë, Orophin, Other Canon Character, Radagast, Rúmil, Saruman, Sauron, The Fellowship, Théoden, Théodred, Thranduil, Treebeard, Vaire, Yavanna
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fantasy, General, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Other, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death, Violence
Series: Typically Atypical
Chapters: 127 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1589851 Read Count: 250531
[Report This] Published: 20/11/06 Updated: 25/08/09