Penname: Elariel Erestorion [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 23/11/05
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Me in the World of Fanfiction

I write fanfiction and original fiction as well as some albiet substandard poetry. Some of my stories can be found on ff.net as well as fictionpress.net. I enjoy having people critic my stories because this gives me a chance to improve.

I'm very much a Tolkien purist and as such I have a rather love-hate relationship with the movies. I love them because in essence they capture many of the themes of the books and spectacularly bring Middle-Earth to life. However, I find myself constantly finding canonical errors in them that I don't see as being necessary and this makes me feel a little disappointed in them. Things like the miss use of words. This is most seen in all things Rohirric. The confusion is easy to see when you have a country called Rohan where the people are the Rohirrim and the Eorlingas, where they ride in Eoreds and speak Rohirric. But please, they had some of the most indepth students of Tolkien's works on the project.

In the Stillness of the Moment is at the moment my baby (no pun intended). This story is my best work to date and with the help of my two betas Last Temptation of Homer and Yuhi(neither write at this site works from both can be found at ff.net) one for canonical edition (Temptation) and the other for gramatical (Yuhi) I look forward to continue writting a quality story. However, I would greatly appreciated any and all constructive feed back you may have for me. This story is just about as canonically solid as I can make it. Temptation is more of a purist then I am and I swear she has just about memorised the HoME books.

Of What is hidden in the Woods is a piece of fanfiction I began in the fall. I have been fully meaning to finish it but I have been busy working of Stillness and living my life as a poor down troden time lacking university student. This story is well planned out and as soon as I get inspiration to type it I will post the next chapter.

Story Types that REALLY Annoy Me

-Blatant Mary-Sue's of any kind

-Stories that massacre canon

-Arwen paired with anyone but Aragorn and visa versa....This is impossible, read the tale of Arwen and Aragorn for heaven's sake!

-Elrond/OC does anyone else not see what is sickenly wrong with this picture! Elves are monogomous end of story. Celebrian is still alive, although she dwells in Aman. Elrond is not about to take a lover!

-Any story with a teen and an elf in love. Okay, why you ask....simple...mature wise being, and hormonal, over dramatic girl. Simple problem of incompatible maturity levels! If you must at least make your OC an adult for all our sakes

-Most Legomance, in the past I have found a couple really well written ones but in general there all the same plot line.

Well until we meet again. Namerie.

A Bit about my real self

In real life I'm a 22 year old stressed out second year university student. I'm working on a bachelor degree in physics and geology. My days are generally filled with school work and training and then I write to fill up the cracks. This leaves little time for a social life.

During the summer I'm generally working in some far flung place with little contact to the outside world, and generally no internet connection.




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Summary: Julia Newson used to live next door to her best friend until he went away to school but he didn't leave without making a promise to keep in touch; a promise he never kept. Eleven years later, she has all but forgotten about him until they run into each other very unexpectedly. Will she let him back in? Even though she'd given up ever being happy?
Categories: Actor Fics
Characters: Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen, Other, Original Character
Genres: Romance, Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 44890 Read Count: 20406
[Report This] Published: 04/10/04 Updated: 20/05/05
Reviewer: Elariel Erestorion Signed
Date: 26/11/05 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter Fourteen: More Quality Time

That was such a bittersweet chapter, makes you smile and cry at the same time.

Author's Response: Thanks for the nice comment! I know, we all do it and that's kind of the funny thing about it.

By the Sea by Kokki Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 25]
Summary: Éomer & Lothíriel — A bittersweet look at Éomer and Lothíriel's relationship and how it blossomed into the greatest love of all time. The wedding night can be extremely awkward, particularly if your marriage was arranged for a political alliance.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Lothiriel
Genres: Romance, Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 73101 Read Count: 25449
[Report This] Published: 21/05/05 Updated: 23/02/06
Reviewer: Elariel Erestorion Signed
Date: 05/12/05 Title: Chapter 19: Secrets Exposed

I really like this story. It is a believeable spinning of the romance between Lothiriel and Eomer, and remain very true to Tolkien's works. I am admittedly a bit of a purist and it is wonderful to see a tale that stay's true to the Proffesor's world. I look forward to seeing more of this story. The one comment I would like to make is my amazement at the utter lack of Eowyn through out this story. Although she is marrie she still loved her brother greatly. I can not see how anything would have kept her from Edoras if her brother was in such a greivous state.

Summary: Woman has branch fall on her head and wakes up to a strange land. She's convinced it's a hallucination, but is she wrong? Not a Mary Sue, OFC ain't perfect.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Elrohir, Elladan, Glorfindel, Original Character
Genres: Romance, Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 45 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 116278 Read Count: 64368
[Report This] Published: 09/08/05 Updated: 30/12/05
Reviewer: Elariel Erestorion Signed
Date: 26/11/05 Title: Chapter 41: Next Time On Oprah...

I enjoyed the new chappie although I actually read it at ff.net not here. Hope to see more of Karen and Glorfindel soon!

Omentië by Elentari2 Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 2]
Summary: A fated meeting. An overprotected lady with a free spirit finds someone who's not afraid to get things straight. Written by someone who never swallowed the "she was not unwilling" thing, and decided it was time someone clarified what really happened at Nan Elmoth. One-shot ficlet.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aredhel, Eol
Genres: Romance, Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1908 Read Count: 1351
[Report This] Published: 16/10/05 Updated: 16/10/05
Reviewer: Elariel Erestorion Signed
Date: 05/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: 1.

How could such a excellent piece of writting such as this, written by an author with an indepth understanding of Tolkien's world not have any reviews?!?

I love it. I too found it hard to believe that Aredhel was not at first willing to enter into union with Eol. I always believed in the end she left him for the same reason she left Gondolin in the first place, she felt caged, not because she did not feel loved.

It is yet another example of the lack of appreciation that runs rampant in the lotr fanfiction community. Mary-Sue legomance stories written by author's with not enough true appreciation of Tolkien to fill a teaspoon have tens of reviews and a story such as this has none. Sickening truly.

Keep writting, this story put a star in my sky.

Author's Response: I am glad you enjoyed it, Elariel. Thanks for the FB. I will have \"issues\" with the not unwilling thing forever, I think. You cannot imply that an elf as dragged down to what was quintessentially rape (if Eol bespelled her to have her agreeing) and then say she wanted it too, with no further comments. Orthodoxy is one thing, implying the victim \'wanted\' it is another. That, added to my love of alpha strong silent types, gave Omentie life. Being something of a wanderer myself, the idea of a wanderlust heroin made perfect sense. Voila! I hear you on the MS, too. ouch. I\'m still writing, but I am still unsure of the archive stories\'s profile, so I am kind of lurking. Thank you again, Elentari2

Summary: Love, Vengeance and Friendship. A Hero who will die to win, because he was born to lose. Trust me, there is a big connection between my fic and LOTR, but it will be revealed only in my later chapters.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 7452 Read Count: 4149
[Report This] Published: 30/03/06 Updated: 04/04/06
Reviewer: Elariel Erestorion Signed
Date: 05/04/06 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Just one question, where are you coming up with these name for they are neither Queyian nor Sindarin, Rohirric nor of the tongue of Numenor.

Author's Response: A very good question: I regret to announce that, none of my names are from Middle earth. All of them are normal names, which are converted into Elvish...Most of them are homage to my brothers and my friends! For example; Nosteruion = is an elvish name for \"NOEL\" (And thats my name) Cofniben = is an elvish name for \"LOGAN\" Calanon = is an elvish name for \"Aaron\" Teela is just a simple name as you can tell. Raina = is an elvish name for Ann And many more... ...So yea these are just elvish names for common household names. No offense, after all i am not claiming my people to be from Gondor, Rohan or elfwoods...these characters are from my own fictional land, that lie in the south of Middle earth. I hope i answered your question!

Reviewer: Elariel Erestorion Signed
Date: 05/04/06 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

"Get back to Rohirrim?" The Rohirrim are the people of Rohan nor a place.

Eomer was Third Marchal not a general.

Orcs and goblins are the same creatures, goblins are just the ones that live in the misty mountains.

Why would Theodred be thinking of Eowyn as though he had a crush on her, Eowyn was his first cousin! Theodwyn, Eomer and Eowyn's mother was Thoeden's sister.

The boys name was Eothain no ...othain.

The belief in Rohan was that when you died you went to the Halls of your ancesters who dwelt with Eru and Bema not the 'heaven' we belive in.

This story is not bad all those Teela is very MS. However, you either need to bring the story back to cannon or include a warning that its quite AU in your summary because you are twisting cannon, alot. I mean movie cannon not book cannon.

For example Eomer was not with Theodred at the Battle of the Ford's of the Isen where in the cannon story Theodred fell.

Please don't feel bad about the above comments I'm a purist and I tend to look for more accuracy to what Tolkien wrote then what most authors are will to put the effort into researching.

Author's Response: Ouch! jeez i apoligies for my impurities as you said. And by the way, i did write Eothain. For some odd reason, it censored it to be ...othain. I mean what kinda name is that, i am not that dumb to type that as a name. When i said Heaven as if in \"Halls of the Ancestor\" my thining Heaven is certainly not yours...so i once again apoligies for my lack of proper details. \"Teela is very MS\" - you said, i yet to find what that means. you want AU in my summary? ok i make sure i put that in there. My summary clearly stated it a movie-verse, off topic, so according to the movie (and i mean purely sticking to the movie) no one has any idea where Eomer was...All you see is he galloping inside Eodras with the Prince on his lap. So one can assume that he was with the him in a big fight and he also didn\'t mention about his whereabouts. Now my above statement may sound like \"As if i have not read Tolkien\'s Trilogy\" - not true... when i said \"movie-verse- i meant it... I said that the last thing that came to the prince mind was Eowyn - and does that mean he was having a \"Crush\" on her? - haha you think so. It may have been a random thought, or a in a very friendly way or in a very sisterly way...my line so plain. It didn\'t state any paticular emotions. \"Please don\'t feel bad...\" - Hmm ok, i not feeling bad right now, i am actually happy. You took your time to read my story and critized (Wrong sp?) it, thats very nice of you. I am glad! \"I\'m a purist and i tend to look for more accuracy to what Tolkien...\" - i once again apoligies for my \"Attachements\" to the movie. Of course the movie is not the exact copy of the books, so my fic will not be the more \"Purist\" (As you may put it) way. Ciao

True Hero by shmo Rated: G [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Brief poem from POV of a horse ridden by one of the Rohirim.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 134 Read Count: 1151
[Report This] Published: 13/04/06 Updated: 13/04/06
Reviewer: Elariel Erestorion Signed
Date: 14/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is a beautiful peace of work.

My only critisism would be that a couple of the lines are a little awkward. They seem to interupt the flow of the poem.

The three lines I found that really did this were lines 4, 6 and 9.

Other then that this is truly a beautiful piece of writting.



Author's Response: thanks so much for the review. I\'ll take a look at those lines.

Summary: Arwen is leaveing to fight a war no one can win.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Arwen, Elrond
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, General, Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 978 Read Count: 1837
[Report This] Published: 18/04/06 Updated: 19/04/06
Reviewer: Elariel Erestorion Signed
Date: 19/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: The Task

An interesting start.

Just one comment...eighteen is considered the point where a human comes of age in many countries however elves did not come of age until they were fifty.