Penname: Tathrin [Contact] Real name: Rhys
Member Since: 08/10/04
Membership status: Member
Bio:
I also have an account on http://www.fanfiction.net under the penname Rhys if you want to read my non-LoTR stories: Potter, Star Wars, and X-Men, although most of the Star Wars stuff is very old and the X-Men stories are all unbearably old (and sucky) so please, ignore those as they are lame! ;)

I don't think there's really too much else to say. Um...I'm obsessed with elves in general, so be prepared--it will be very rare that I'll write anything that doesn't have at least one elf in it in a fairly large role.

Also, while I love elvish, I only know a few words so far. Therefore, if any of you sharper-minded elvish speakers out there notice problems in my Sindarin or Quenya (and there will be plenty!) PLEASE tell me what I did wrong so I can fix it. Thanks again!

And oh yes, thanks to the generosity of Camilla Sandman, I am the proud...um...owner, I suppose, of Glerfindle the mini-Balrog! *Great happiness!*

I also draw a webcomic at darkwelkin.com which generally updates with far more regularity than my hopelessly delayed stories here.

And on that note, I do promise to finish all of them...eventually. I apologize for those lengthy waits between chapters!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy my little additions to Middle-earth. Hannon-le a namar.
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Reviews by Tathrin
Summary: A lonely day on the shore of Adurant
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 671 Read Count: 1151
[Report This] Published: 31/08/04 Updated: 31/08/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 08/10/04 Title: Chapter 1: This Side Of Paradise

That was really good. I loved how you kept it elusive until the very end. You can really get a sense of her loss. The way she waits for her death is very sadly beautiful. Nice.

Author's Response: Thank you. I was afraid I wouldn't do it justice. I'm really glad you liked it.

Black Mountain by White Wolf Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 16]
Summary: No one in the history of Middle-earth has ever returned from mysterious Black Mountain. Now the mountain, silent for centuries, appears to be waking up, and Aragorn thinks it's time that he and Legolas go there to investigate. Elladan and Elrohir join them for the adventure.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Elrohir, Elladan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 23 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 64989 Read Count: 23197
[Report This] Published: 03/09/04 Updated: 19/03/05
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 09/01/05 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter Two

Hee hee, great start. Nice mix of humor and comraderie; but really, sending the four of them out together? Have you lost your mind? Do you honestly think Arda can survive that? ;)

Author's Response: Thank you. I appreciate the compliment. Could have thought of a better way to confront whatever was on Black Mountain than to send our four intreepid heroes up there? Could anything, no matter how dangerous, survive them? :o)

Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 09/01/05 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter Nine

Of course; it wouldn't be a true "ALEE" story without mistaken death and an infected wound, would it? Heh. Very nicely done so far. Good descritions, and explanations as well. The picture of the mountain and the howler's cave is quite vivid and very well presented.

Author's Response: There are a lot of givens in an ALEE story, that's for sure. Again thank you for the complements. I work hard to give a good read to those who give me their time. I'm glad you are liking it.

Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 09/01/05 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter Ten

Oh charming! Not only eaten, but eaten alive. Just the fate you want to look forward to... *grimace* I love your bad-coincidences. All too often the only coincidences are good ones, but your sense of irony is well done and adds nicely to the story.

Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 09/01/05 Title: Chapter 12: Chpater Twelve

Oh, perfect spot to leave off. Or perhaps not! Tell me, there's an update soon, yes? As in, quite soon? After all, you wouldn't wish to leave the poor Elf stuck under that rock for long, would you? He's not a fan of close rocks, you know, so it's not very kind to do something or the sort. And since I know you're a kindhearted person, that must mean that he'll soon be yanked free by Elrohir and the others, yes?
Anyway, this was nicely done. A good mix of suspense and character with a nice plot and sense of history to back everything up. The descriptions also added a nice element of reality to the story. I eagerly await the rest! :)

Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 17/01/05 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter Fourteen

Holy crap. Well, that was beautiful. Great level of detail throughout, describing the process of both rescue and healing intimately enough that it formed a vivid picture. Then you slam us straight from relief and narration to what the heck, dying? Beautiful last four paragraphs, and pleease don't leave it there for long! Update, update!

Author's Response: Thank you. I had made so much of the bite wound that I thought going into detail about Estel trying to heal it rather than me just skimming over it was really the only right way to handle it. I just couldn't let well enough alone and end the chapter on a happy note. Im often evil that way. I'm rather proud of those last paragraphs, too. It shows everyone's emotions at that point, as well as the dire condition Legolas is in.

Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 26/01/05 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter Fifteen

Ooh, good sense of suspense there. Legolas's groggy thoughts were well portrayed; his half-oblivious state was both amusing and worrying. After that last line, I'm wager to see what you cause next!

Author's Response: Thank you. I try to add different elements into my stories, and suspense and humor are certainly two of them. I also like to leave my readers wondering what is coming next, but I'm sure you know that by now. :o)

Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 29/04/06 Title: Chapter 23: Chapter Twenty Three

Aww. How sweet an ending was that?

No, seriously, awesome story. Had me gnawing at my lips like I was trying to draw my own blood--and, incidentally, when the idea of a transfusion occured to me in chap 22, I was engrossed thoroughly enough to spend a few minutes shouting at our three healers in a vain attempt to speed up their brainstorming. So, excellent, excellent job at sucking me in so well. This was a quite cleverly thought out story, and it left me very impressed. Excellent job!

Author's Response: Thank you very much. I know how easy it is to want to yell at the characters, when you think of a solution to their problem(s). Congrats on out-thinking the healers, or at least being quicker at it. :o) Anytime I can impress a reader, I\'m thrilled, especially on a long story. Thanks again.

Fading Fast by Halfelven Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: a poem about the Elves leaving Middle Earth
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Other
Genres: Angst, Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 136 Read Count: 1542
[Report This] Published: 05/09/04 Updated: 05/09/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 08/10/04 Title: Chapter 1: 1

Wow, that was great. Really touching. You captured the essence of the loss of the elves really well. Beautifully written, and beautiful interpretation of the theme. I loved it.

Summary: While on a picnic with his parents in the forest, a very small Legolas gives his mother a gift. Second Place Winner: Best Young Legolas Story - Mellon Chronicles Fic Awards 2004
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Legolas, Thranduil, Original Character
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1856 Read Count: 1892
[Report This] Published: 29/09/04 Updated: 29/09/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 08/10/04 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One

That was truly a beautiful moment. I can't think of anything to add; it was just lovely.

Author's Response: Thank you so much. It's one of my favorites of the stories I've written.

Days of Her Life by Anais Rated: G [Reviews - 6]
Summary: Arwen as you've never seen her before. Going by Tolkien's Bible and using my annoying imagination. That puts it in LotR category instead of book verse. AU to an extent
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Frodo, Elrond, Galadriel, Elladan, Glorfindel
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1185 Read Count: 2637
[Report This] Published: 08/10/04 Updated: 08/10/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 02/12/04 Title: Chapter 1: Days Of Her Life

Sorry, can't review--I'm too busy doubling over and dying of laughter! Priceless!

Author's Response: Aww, thanks! I had a lot of fun writing it. Glad you enjoyed it...

Work Out by Mirfaen Rated: PG [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Short Story. The Hobbits ponder how the warriors of the Fellowship stay in shape and their musings lead to a contest between the Ranger and the Elf. *Completed*
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf / Olorin, Boromir
Genres: Humor, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4053 Read Count: 1067
[Report This] Published: 09/10/04 Updated: 09/10/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 10/10/04 Title: Chapter 1: Work Out

Heh heh heh...I wish I'd read this one before the ice-fic, but I liked it anyway. Very cunning of Gimli to direct his pipe so...sighs and rolls eyes at the dwarf... That last line of Legolas's was great. All in all, just as funny a fic as the ice and words one was! Another good job!

Summary: Short Story. The Fellowship has some fun by a frozen lake. The Hobbits invent words and Legolas and Aragorn are out to get each other. Takes place some time after "Work Out." *Completed*
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf / Olorin, Boromir
Genres: Humor, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2973 Read Count: 1196
[Report This] Published: 09/10/04 Updated: 09/10/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 10/10/04 Title: Chapter 1: Strange Words and Thin Ice

Hee hee hee...I want to see what form Aragorn's revenge will take. And I think that from now on, I will constantly use the words "disenjoy" and "skud," and smile knowingly when people give me strange looks and reply "oh indeed?" when they try to tell me they are not words. After all, if I want to speak in Hobbit, who is going to stop me? ;) Very humerous. Hope to see more of this eventually--I'm sure Aragorn will be suitably ingenious. Poor elf! heh...

Summary: Rated for high angst and heartbreaking themes. A canon deathfic. Because sooner or later we all must pass.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Other
Genres: Drama, Angst
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 313 Read Count: 1487
[Report This] Published: 10/10/04 Updated: 10/10/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 10/10/04 Title: Chapter 1: The End of All Things

Aw...that was very sad and sweet! Good choice of title, too.

Author's Response: I thought it fit pretty well myself. Thank you for replying and letting my know you enjoyed my piece.

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: 2560
[Report This] Published: 10/10/04 Updated: 10/10/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 22/11/04 Title: Chapter 1: The Gift of Iluvatar

That was beautiful. You kept the tone of Tolkien's work very well, and I think added quite a bit to the story. Everyone was written exceptionally well, and seeing it through unfamiliar eyes that we soon grew to love made it a wonderful and novel experience. The story earned every moment truthfully, as well as every smile that must grace the face of a reader as the story progresses. The level of detail is wonderful and the tone you adopt meshes perfectly with that of the original. It really seems like a missing part of the story has now been filled. A joy to read and a lovely job.

Author's Response: Thank you very much Tathrin. I can honestly say nothing pleases me more than to hear that something I have written has given pleasure. My absolutely favorite kinds of fanfics are the ones that sound like a missing piece of Tolkien's own work, so I am delighted to have provided you with that seems to fit that bill for you!

Summary: What-If?" Series. What if that troll stepped a little harder on Aragorn during the battle before the Black Gates? Would it have changed the outcome if the man couldn’t rise quickly? What if something happened to Legolas while he tried to reach the soon-to-be King, he Was rather preoccupied...
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Elrond, Elrohir, Thranduil, Elladan
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3471 Read Count: 1567
[Report This] Published: 11/10/04 Updated: 11/10/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 15/10/04 Title: Chapter 1: Crushed and Slashed

That was good. I'd love to see an epilogue, but that was a pretty good ending nonetheless. A "happy" one. Very nice AU idea--and one that make lots of sense, being as how close it actually did come there...Well-written!

Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 15/10/04 Title: Chapter 1: Crushed and Slashed

P.S. Would you rather have reviews here or on ff.net? Which is easier/more fun for you?

Summary: A ficlet in which Merry and Pippin think about Frodo, and recall some memorable times with their friend.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Merry, Pippin
Genres: Other
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 841 Read Count: 1220
[Report This] Published: 12/10/04 Updated: 12/10/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 21/11/04 Title: Chapter 1: Rememberance

Very nice. Great way to have Merry--and Pip--come to terms with missing their cousin and letting him go. I liked how you included the reminiscing (that is not spelled right, methinks!) without losing track of the present moment. One or two typos you might want to catch when you have the time, but they aren't glaring. Very sweet, especially with the mushrooms and thank you at the end. Good job.

Summary: Sequal to Quarrels. Ithilin and Legolas have been separated for twenty years. Set during The trilogy.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Elrond, Original Character
Genres: Romance, Angst
Warnings: Torture
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1890 Read Count: 1298
[Report This] Published: 12/10/04 Updated: 12/10/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 30/10/04 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue: Blessing and Dishonor

Um, interesting. I'm not really a fan of Evil!Thranduil and the numerous arranged-marriage fics that seem to spring from that, or of Mary Sues (and this brief encounter with Ithi makes me think she is one, although I could be wrong) but this was well-written. The intro was especially beautiful. I liked the emotions and interactions between the two while the baby was being born, that was very nice. So, while it's not exactly the type of story I generally like, it was nicely done, and I did enjoy the reading (although much less after Thranduil's apperance I have to admit). But anyway, it was good writing--and here's your review! ;)

Author's Response: Thanks, Tathrin. I have gotten really frustrated the last few weeks. I don't hold with the theory that Thranduil is a bad father but that was just how he decided to be written for this series of stories. If you do get further into this Be warned that Boromir could be considered slightly OOC in his reaction to Ithilin. While not intended to be a Mary-Sue, in the LOTR universe it seems that any story that has an OFC that falls in love with a canon character is one.

Summary: Clearly some things happened very differently in the Movie. Movie Canon
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf / Olorin, Boromir
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 7445 Read Count: 1459
[Report This] Published: 12/10/04 Updated: 12/10/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 13/10/04 Title: Chapter 1: Alternate Chapters

That was exceedingly well-written. A great fleshing-out of a very short few scenes, with perfectly handled characters and history. I eagerly await whatever's coming next!