Penname: gythia [Contact] Real name: Erin Lale
Member Since: 15/02/06
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I am an artist and custom fabric dyer, and, yes, writer, making my living from my eBay Store, Magicalrealist Gallery. I'm a lifelong Tolkien fan-- I published my first fanfic back in the days when that was done on paper. Well, actually, it was a poem. Close enough.
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Eagle Rising by Windfola Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: A Tale of the Mark of Thengel's reign. WINNER OF THE PARMA AWARD FOR BEST STORY ABOUT HUMANS
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10835 Read Count: 1779
[Report This] Published: 11/08/04 Updated: 11/08/04
Reviewer: gythia Signed
Date: 24/05/06 Title: Chapter 1: single chapter

I like this story! Though it was disconcerting at first to have him called Thorongil in Rohan, his Gondorian name, that disquiet quickly passed as I sank into the rich earth of the tale!

Mellyn by Tathrin Rated: G [Reviews - 15]
Summary: We have heard tell that Legolas took Gimli Gloin's son with him because of their great friendship, greater than any that has been between Elf and Dwarf. If this is true, then it is strange indeed: that a Dwarf should be willing to leave Middle-earth for any love. And yet, where bonds this strong exist, all things are possible. Now at last, more can be said of this matter... Winner of 2005 Flame of Arnor Awards for Best Friendship!
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Arwen, Eldarion, Gimli, Legolas
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4883 Read Count: 1519
[Report This] Published: 08/10/04 Updated: 08/10/04
Reviewer: gythia Signed
Date: 28/05/06 Title: Chapter 1: Mellyn

Made me cry, laugh, and cry!

The Gift of Iluvatar by Ariel Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 8]
Summary: From the hobbit's fall to their waking in Cormallen - the story Tolkien only hints at. Held by many to be "the best LOTR fanfic i have read on the net!". You be the judge.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Legolas, Merry, Original Character, Pippin, Sam, Aragorn, Frodo, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13017 Read Count: 2538
[Report This] Published: 10/10/04 Updated: 10/10/04
Reviewer: gythia Signed
Date: 01/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: The Gift of Iluvatar

Hi, I've actually read this before and really liked it, I have never posted a review on this site before, it's much easier to do reviews with this new format. So this is my first review, and I say: bravo! More, more! More hobbit stuff please!

Author's Response: *bows* I will happily comply! Thank you for this review and your comments on Night Music - they are the two of mine that get the most positive response. I look forward to seeing what else you have too - and to having a hobbit person of comparable age to chat with!

Linden and Laurel by Ariel Rated: G [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Sam knew his master had to leave the Shire, knew he could never have found healing in middle earth, but did Frodo ever become whole in the West? A tender and mystical tale of how Sam learned, in the end, that he had.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Sam, Frodo, Frodo Gamgee
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9427 Read Count: 1475
[Report This] Published: 10/10/04 Updated: 10/10/04
Reviewer: gythia Signed
Date: 01/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: Linden and Laurel

This is so sweet it made me cry!

Summary: Some of the 'dremes' Frodo had that night in the house of Tom Bombadil were not ones he wished recorded in the Red Book.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Frodo, Goldberry
Genres: Romance, Erotica
Warnings: Graphic Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3645 Read Count: 1728
[Report This] Published: 10/10/04 Updated: 10/10/04
Reviewer: gythia Signed
Date: 01/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: Heed No Nightly Noises

This is beautiful! Goldberry is surely a goddess.

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: 33392
[Report This] Published: 15/10/04 Updated: 10/11/04
Reviewer: gythia Signed
Date: 04/06/06 Title: Chapter 1: 1

The early chapters were hilarious.

In The Dark by Ariel Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: After Frodo and Sam's forced march, Sam was not the only one to have grim revelations by the roadside. A 2004 Mithril Award Winner - Runner-Up - Best Story Focusing on Hobbits, Commended Finalist - Best Gapfiller.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Sam, Frodo
Genres: Drama, Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2121 Read Count: 1298
[Report This] Published: 19/10/04 Updated: 19/10/04
Reviewer: gythia Signed
Date: 01/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: In The Dark

Perfect!

Thicker than Blood by Ariel Rated: PG [Reviews - 1]
Summary: From Frodo's fall at the ford to his waking at Rivendell - the story Tolkien only hinted at... A lovingly canon-faithful, angst laden gapfiller.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Bilbo, Elrond, Frodo, Gandalf / Olorin, Merry, Pippin, Sam
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 25853 Read Count: 13219
[Report This] Published: 25/10/04 Updated: 13/01/05
Reviewer: gythia Signed
Date: 02/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: The Ford

This is a great story. I'm going to read it again.

Summary: Gríma, treacherous councilor of Théoden King, flees towards Isengard, but meets someone on his way. This is the story of that meeting, and of some of the consequences.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Original Character, Saruman, Treebeard, Gandalf / Olorin
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 12669 Read Count: 6892
[Report This] Published: 29/10/04 Updated: 03/02/05
Reviewer: gythia Signed
Date: 23/05/06 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6

ooh, I hope you update soon! For the very first time I find myself cheering (instead of jeering) at the strange power of the Mary-Sue to make a character forget the one he loves.

Author's Response: Thanks for the feedback, although I\'m sorry to hear that you consider my OFC to be a Mary Sue... I shall strive to make her less so in future updates.

Summary: All you ever needed (but perhaps didn't want) to know about GRÍMA WORMTONGUE! This Guide has been said to be more reliable than a Palantír!

Voted best Humor/Parody at the Flame of Anor Awards 2006.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1796 Read Count: 5474
[Report This] Published: 06/12/04 Updated: 06/12/04
Reviewer: gythia Signed
Date: 26/05/06 Title: Chapter 1: The Owner's Guide

This is hilarious!

Summary: There are two kinds of legacy...
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3274 Read Count: 1319
[Report This] Published: 13/01/05 Updated: 13/01/05
Reviewer: gythia Signed
Date: 01/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: Ashes and the Flame

Hi buddy, this is another of those that I had read before and liked. I also find it sad that Frodo didn't get to enjoy the rewards of the peace he made by getting married and having kids and living to a ripe old age like the other hobbits.

Author's Response: Man, you have read a few of them! I have some catching up to do I see! That was my pet heartache when I first finished the books. Even before I saw him as hotter than blue blazes, I always thought that was such a tragedy. It\'s a common theme for me and shows up a lot in my fics. And you were talking about personal demons? LOL!

Summary: My attempt at following the incomparable... Story begins immediately after the events in Aratlithiel's 'Of Dwarvish Ale and Battle Scars' - a scathingly funny and delightful look at how a hobbit can best two of Gondor's finest. A true treat. This story continues the tale with the four hobbits and Gandalf locked in mortal combat to see which of them can hold their ale to stay standing the longest! 2004 MEFA Award Winner - The Thain of Great Smials Award for stories focusing on Hobbits 2004 Golden Mushroom Award Winner - Best Hobbit Wino
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Merry, Pippin, Sam, Frodo
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13079 Read Count: 1232
[Report This] Published: 27/01/05 Updated: 27/01/05
Reviewer: gythia Signed
Date: 01/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: Of Dwarvish Ale and the Fairer Sex

Hilarious!

Passing Regrets by Ariel Rated: G [Reviews - 2]
Summary: A fluffy little Bilbo - Frodo story.... by the Angst Maven.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Primula Baggins, Bilbo, Drogo Baggins, Frodo
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4410 Read Count: 1503
[Report This] Published: 08/02/05 Updated: 08/02/05
Reviewer: gythia Signed
Date: 02/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: Passing Regrets

This is cute.

Autumn's Requiem by Ariel Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 2]
Summary: A neglected Rosie Cotton decides that, if Sam won't speak up, there are other, more exotic fish in the sea...
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Rosie, Frodo
Genres: Romance, Angst, Erotica
Warnings: Graphic Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 16603 Read Count: 6310
[Report This] Published: 25/02/05 Updated: 25/02/05
Reviewer: gythia Signed
Date: 01/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - written by Aratlithiel

Hi Ariel, this is another that I already know and love! In fact, for a couple of weeks now I've been tormented by the idea of a followup story involving Sam finding out by hearing Frodo talk in a fever dream.

Author's Response: Oh! Do it! I would love to read it! I am enjoying \'Mortal\' very much so far and don\'t see any reason you wouldn\'t do a wonderful job of it! *craves angst*

Hope and Dreams by Enelya Rated: PG [Reviews - 2]
Summary: "It is almost dark. Imladris is wrapped in shadows of deepening grey, the first faint stars are beginning to shine..." (ficlet, Gilraen's POV)
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Gilraen
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 931 Read Count: 1225
[Report This] Published: 25/03/05 Updated: 25/03/05
Reviewer: gythia Signed
Date: 26/05/06 Title: Chapter 1: Hope and Dreams

Awww... sweet.

Kinsmen by Dwimordene Rated: PG [Reviews - 1]
Summary: From father to son, the line of Isildur has remained unbroken through many long years of toil and peril. Of the names of the Chieftains recorded, a full quarter died untimely, but passed their title on to their sons. This is a tale of the Dúnedain, and of keeping the line alive at all costs, as seen through the eyes of two mothers. Includes a postscript fic to address the paternal side of things.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Original Character, Aragorn, Elrohir, Gilraen, Halbarad
Genres: Other
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6830 Read Count: 2298
[Report This] Published: 16/05/05 Updated: 16/05/05
Reviewer: gythia Signed
Date: 27/05/06 Title: Chapter 2: Father Feeling

Made me cry!

Author's Response: Hi Gythia, Aw, thanks! Dwim

The Long Burden by Ariel Rated: G [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Neither Sam nor Gandalf himself can completely ease the pain caused by the long burden Frodo bore...
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Sam, Frodo, Gandalf / Olorin
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2213 Read Count: 1363
[Report This] Published: 27/05/05 Updated: 27/05/05
Reviewer: gythia Signed
Date: 02/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: The Long Burden

This is a touching little story. I'm looking forward to reading more of your work.

Summary: Growing up is hard. . .but it's worse when you're a princess! A Fourth Age diary fic in Gondor.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Legolas, Lothiriel, Merry, Original Character, Pippin, Rosie, Sam, Aragorn, Arwen, Beregond, Celeborn, Diamond Took, Elanor Gamgee, Elboron, Eldarion, Elfwine, Elladan, Elrohir, Estella Brandybuck, Faramir, Faramir Took, Gimli, Imrahil
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 5476 Read Count: 6195
[Report This] Published: 13/06/05 Updated: 21/08/05
Reviewer: gythia Signed
Date: 12/05/06 Title: Chapter 4: In Which Elwing Attempts to Analyze

this is funny!

Little Moments by Dark_Elf Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: This is just a collection of drabbles and short-one chapter stories. Has it's mixture of dwarves, elves, men and hobbits. Read and Review please!
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Bilbo, Drogo Baggins, Frodo, Merry, Original Character, Other, Pippin, Primula Baggins, Rosie, Sam
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1192 Read Count: 5692
[Report This] Published: 13/11/05 Updated: 17/02/06
Reviewer: gythia Signed
Date: 25/04/06 Title: Chapter 6: Comfort in the Night

This is really sweet!

Brothers In Arms by Beregond5 Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Minas Tirith is under siege and Faramir lies to what appears will be his death-bed due to the Black Breath. It is at this time that a grief-stricken soldier remembers his life - and how he came to share it with his best friend.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Beregond, Faramir
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 33687 Read Count: 9371
[Report This] Published: 10/12/05 Updated: 17/12/05
Reviewer: gythia Signed
Date: 24/05/06 Title: Chapter 10: The Traitor Is Judged

This is a great story! I love it!

Author's Response: Thanks! I\'m glad you like it! :)