Penname: Karlmir Stonewain [Contact] Real name: Karl W. Ploran
Member Since: 23/05/07
Membership status: Member
Bio:
Born in Holyoke, Mass. Presently residing with my cats in Chester, Mass.
I am a retired tool maker. My main interests are reading, building stone walls and Lepidoptera. I also have a taste for Classical Music and Classicist paintings. My favorite artist is John William Godward.

Trivia challenge for LotR movie fans: Identify the genus and species of the silk moth which Gandalf speaks to on the top of Orthanc Tower.

I first read Lord of the Rings in 1970 while in Vietnam. At the time, I was a big fan of Sci-Fi and fantasy novels. My interest in LotR was reinvigorated by the release of Peter Jackson's films, encouraging me to read the trilogy again.

I am presently working on a Middle Earth novel, set during the decade following the War of the Ring, as well as short stories featuring original characters created for the novel.

My favorite character is Arwen.

Some favorite quotes:

"The world is my country, humanity are my bretheren, and to do good deeds is my religion."
--Thomas Paine

"The mariner does not pray for wind. He learns to sail."
--Gustav Lindborg

"There is no expedient to which man will not resort in order to avoid the necessary labor of thinking."
--Sir Joshua Reynolds

"Men fear time. Time fears the Pyramids."
--Egyptian Proverb

"If you wish to be a writer--write!"
--Epictetus

"Soldiers fight and die to advance the wealth and luxury of the great, and they are called masters of the world without having a clod of earth to call their own."
--Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus

I would like to correspond with other members. I can be reached at karlmir@verizon.net

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Favorite Stories
Poem of Arwen by owlett Rated: PG [Reviews - 2]
Summary: To Karlmir Stonewain. Arwen's life condensed into 7 verses.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Elrond, Sauron
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: My Poems
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 98 Read Count: 1177
[Report This] Published: 22/02/08 Updated: 22/02/08
Comments: Thanks, owlett. I loved it!
Show Me the Way by Sommer Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 8]
Summary: COMPLETE!
When you travelled to Arda only to seek adventure, how do you field the mysterious attentions of Imrahil's descendant, the knowing stare of Legolas, and the accusations of a powerful healer – all while taunting Tolkien's written fate?

A story from after the War, when paths become faded and Tolkien’s intentions become unclear. And an exploration of what really happened the year Legolas sailed.


Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Celeborn, Gimli, Legolas
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Erotica, Fantasy, General, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, Graphic Sex, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 26 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 131890 Read Count: 31700
[Report This] Published: 21/07/07 Updated: 14/10/07
Summary: In the near future, as the Age of Men begins to crumble, the truth is revealed about a long-vanished world that no one, except perhaps a few, even knows existed. MEFA 2008 third-place winner, incomplete AU category.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Gandalf / Olorin, Maglor, Original Character
Genres: Drama, Mystery
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 52101 Read Count: 34615
[Report This] Published: 20/11/06 Updated: 06/08/08
Summary: I think the title explains it all.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Asfaloth, Bilbo, Boromir, Celeborn, Celebrían, Eldarion, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Galadriel, Haldir, Merry, Nazgűl, Other Canon Character, Sam, Saruman, Sauron, The Fellowship, Witch King
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, General, Humor, Mystery, Other, Parody, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 34 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 13470 Read Count: 35719
[Report This] Published: 09/01/09 Updated: 21/06/10
Comments: I'm glad to see that I'm not the only writer here who imagines Evenstar as a diarist.