Penname: Formegil [Contact] Real name: J.K.
Member Since: 06/04/08
Membership status: Member

I am a 25-year-old student from Finland. I became aqcuainted with Tolkien's world in 2001 when my brother bought me a ticket to the movie Fellowship of the Ring. I became fascinated with the story and read Lord of the Rings immediately afterwards. I became so hooked that then I practically had to buy the Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales also. Since then I have read those books at least once a year. As a lover of history I appreciate the detailed background Professor Tolkien made for his world, unrivaled in fantasy genre.

Before I made this profile I had read fanfiction only for a few months, first parodies but then moving to more serious stuff. In a "weak moment" I decided to try and write a few stories myself. English isn't my first language, so I apologize for any great mistakes. Finally, some quite useless facts about myself:
-I am an ex-boy scout (whence my love of nature)
-I study history
-I served for six months in the Finnish army (it's obligatory for men here) as a private in the mechanized infantry
-I read very much novels, my favourite authors including but not limited to Tolkien, Juhani Aho (a Finnish classic), Alexandre Dumas and Raymond Chandler
-I have read a few fantasy series, but up to now found only Tolkien, Robin Hobb and Robert Jordan (the last one with many reservations) worth the time
-I like very much Germanic sagas, Celtic myths and our own Kalevala
-I listen mostly classical music, my favourite composers being Wagner, Sibelius and Tschaikovsky. My favourite artists of light music are Frank Sinatra and a few Finnish tango singers.

The picture in my profile is one of Arthur Rackham's illustrations for Richar Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelungs. (Yes, the scene is not that of Aragorn and Eowyn in Edoras, even though it could be.)

14/06/2009 - My story Heart of Rhūn has been nominated for Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards (MEFA) 2009 competition.

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Favorite Stories
Summary: The last Dunedain King of Rhudaur accepts an upstart Hillmen chieftain as his councilor. The Witch-King in the North plots Rhudaur’s destruction. Will the children of the last King be able to save the day?
Now complete!
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Gandalf / Olorin, Other Canon Character, Witch King
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Other
Warnings: Character Death, Rape, Torture, Violence
Series: The Shadow Over Rhudaur
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 76575 Read Count: 41508
[Report This] Published: 18/09/07 Updated: 26/04/08
Comments: Excellent.
Summary: A Dunedain king still sits upon the throne of Rhudaur, but can he endure when faced with both an upstart hillman chieftain and the Witch-king of Angmar? Northern Kingdom Writers present a tale of intrigues and sorcery, treason and loyalty, cruelty and love will take the readers to Cameth Brin, Amon Sūl and Carn Dūm, letting them experience the dangers of 14 century Arnor. Based on LOTR Appendix A, the story is canon-mindful.
The first Part of the story is complete!
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Frodo, Gandalf / Olorin, Glorfindel, Merry, Nazgūl, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Pippin, Sam, Witch King
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death, Rape, Torture, Violence
Series: The Shadow Over Rhudaur
Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 56268 Read Count: 44334
[Report This] Published: 07/05/07 Updated: 06/08/07
Comments: A vey good gapfiller.
Among the Great by Merry Rated: G [Reviews - 14]
Summary: The story of the last days of Merry and Pippin
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Merry
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6353 Read Count: 5693
[Report This] Published: 06/09/07 Updated: 16/02/08
Comments: Good reading after the Cliff. Moving.
Helcaraxe by Dae Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Just a small poem based on Silmarillion. My first try, so don't be too harsh, please.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 103 Read Count: 1629
[Report This] Published: 08/01/08 Updated: 08/01/08
Comments: An excellent if grim poem.
The Cliff by freakanature06 Rated: PG [Reviews - 8]
Summary: Merry and Pippin discuss their limited future. Sad. Takes place after Lord of the Rings.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Merry, Pippin
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 691 Read Count: 1530
[Report This] Published: 28/02/07 Updated: 28/02/07
Comments: A beautiful piece.
Summary: In the decades before the War of the Ring, Ithilien was a no man's land, periodically contested and occupied by bands of Mordor Orcs and troops of rangers from Emyn Arnen and Minas Tirith. The rangers' brave leader was Captain Faramir, son of Denethor II, Steward of Gondor. This story takes place near the northern fringes of the Ithilien woods about a dozen years before the War (Adapted from a Vietnam experience).
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Faramir, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Character Death, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2592 Read Count: 1825
[Report This] Published: 11/12/07 Updated: 11/12/07
Comments: A realistic war story.
Summary: There are many diehard Tolkien fans that complain that either Peter Jackson's films destroyed their cherished images of Middle Earth or didn't capture the spirit of Middle Earth. My answer? It could have been a thousand times worse.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Arwen, Bilbo, Bill the Pony, Denethor, Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Faramir, Galadriel, Gollum, Grķma, Nazgūl, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Other Canon Character, Sauron, The Fellowship, Théoden, Witch King
Genres: Horror, Parody
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 27966 Read Count: 57490
[Report This] Published: 22/11/06 Updated: 19/04/08
Comments: A hair-raising glimpse of what could have been, if Disney had the rights to LotR. Very amusing.