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: Elladan and Elrohir, Imladris' resident pranksters, are up to their old tricks...
(slightly implied slash...but only if you know where to look...)
Categories: Movie-verse, Lord of the Rings Slash
Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Glorfindel
Genres: Humor
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5332 Read Count: 2311
[Report This] Published: 18/10/04 Updated: 18/10/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 19/10/04 Title: Chapter 2: Mischief

Hee hee! Ah, the twins...always a good time! You wrote their pranks very well. The allusion to Aragorn and Arwen being all their fault was a nice touch as well. And the honey...ai, the honey! Nice and amusing, and very much in character for eveyone's favorite pranksters next to Merry and Pippin!

Author's Response: I had a lot of fun with this story- it's one of my favorites! Thank you for your kind review!

Author's Response: I had a lot of fun with this story- it's one of my favorites! Thank you for your kind review!

Summary: A/U. Sauron has regained his One Ring and darkness has come. Is still possible for the morning star to shine and bring a new dawn?
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Legolas, Gimli, Frodo, Sam, Gandalf / Olorin, Sauron, Faramir, Galadriel
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Angst, Tragedy
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11779 Read Count: 12899
[Report This] Published: 19/10/04 Updated: 19/10/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 19/10/04 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter Three

Oh my gosh, this is so good...I just had to stop and tell you that reading this chapter, I actually got chills. Now I need to go read the rest--but WOW...

Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 19/10/04 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter Eight

"Not even the memory of the memories lingered"...what an awesome line! This is an incredible story! Wow--characters are perfect, all of them!

Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 19/10/04 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter Nine

Oooh...um, the fact that this is chapter NINE--that's just a coincidence, right?

Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 19/10/04 Title: Chapter 12: Epilogue

Oh, that was remarkable! Absolutely perfect! I bow in worshipful adoration of you and your literary abilities!

Author's Response: Thank you:)

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: 1305
[Report This] Published: 19/10/04 Updated: 19/10/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 20/10/04 Title: Chapter 1: In The Dark

That was really good! Very insightful. The way you present Frodo coming to his decision is very nicely done, and all the most bittersweet because we know that inevitably he fails--but you didn't give that away, and that adds a nice element of realism. The fatalism was very true to character as well, I thought, and you didn't overplay it melodramatically. All in all, a powerful and exceptionally well-done study on poor Frodo!

Author's Response: *Tucks her wooly toes under her skirts and blushes bright red.* Thank you for reading and also for responding! I am just getting to know my way around this site and am feeling a bit lost among all the elves - so it is nice to see I can provide something of interest amid such elegant company! Thank you!

Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 31/10/04 Title: Chapter 1: In The Dark

Lost among the elves, huh? Well, don't worry--we may be tall, but we try not to look down on anyone! ;) Seriously, welcome to the site! It could probably use a bit of hobbit-sense to keep it from flitting off to the stars...lol

Author's Response: Hobbit sense I have - and I will try not to be too boring with it. The fandom is made up of many different types and fancies and every one of us adds to the richness of this universe.

Summary: [MEFA Award Nominee] Standing alone among blood and ruins, a tormented Aragorn questions a dear friend about the worth of living another day.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Legolas
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1597 Read Count: 1556
[Report This] Published: 19/10/04 Updated: 19/10/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 19/10/04 Title: Chapter 1: 1

I liked it. I thought the raw, "unpolished" nature was a good idea. Excellent handling on emotions on both parts; seeing Aragorn lost like this doesn't happen often, and I think you did a good job of it. Very emotional!

Author's Response: Wow, thank you! I am so happy to hear what you thought of the story!

Dark by MelanyeBaggins Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: In the dark of the Mines of Moria, Merry is plagued by nightmares.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Legolas, Merry
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1031 Read Count: 1622
[Report This] Published: 20/10/04 Updated: 20/10/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 24/10/04 Title: Chapter 1: Dark

Aw, poor Merry--I'd imagine almost being eaten by a tree would give anyone nightmares! Very nice how you tied it in with the consuming darkness of Moria in the hobbit's mind. Great grasp of character, and a nice filler.

Author's Response: I really enjoyed getting into a hobbit's head for this one...so childlike, yet mature, aren't they? Thank you so much for your kind words!

Lost by MelanyeBaggins Rated: G [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Sam's thoughts in Shelob's Lair.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Sam, Frodo
Genres: Angst, Tragedy, Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 273 Read Count: 1421
[Report This] Published: 26/10/04 Updated: 26/10/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 11/11/04 Title: Chapter 1: Lost

Very nice. I like how smoothly you integrated lines from the book/movie; they really fit the story. Great capturing of Sam's state of mind. You can really feel how torn he is, even though he knows what decision he has to make. Beautiful imagery, especially with the life "almost" behind Frodo's eyes. Even though you don't mention it, I can see Sam's tears falling through the words of the story. You have an excellent handle on young Master Gamgee, and he shows through very clearly. Very nicely done!

Summary: Faramir's Healing from his POV. Movie Canon.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Faramir
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 976 Read Count: 1423
[Report This] Published: 28/10/04 Updated: 28/10/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 03/11/04 Title: Chapter 1: Called Home

Excellent! I don't think I've ever thought what it must have been like for Faramir before; I loved your version of it! I don't think I'll ever be able to picture it differently, your story was so vivid! I loved the depth of emotion you conveyed and everything you told about his family. Very well-written, very good choice of what to write on!

Summary: Elves enliven a family party for their human. Beware of Mary -Sue and OOC.
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash
Characters: Glorfindel, Original Character, Other
Genres: Romance, Erotica, Humor, Fantasy
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing), Graphic Sex, AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2164 Read Count: 2435
[Report This] Published: 29/10/04 Updated: 07/11/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 30/10/04 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

*snicker* that was funny...ai, those two are going to drive the entire party straight to...somewhere, aren't they? *evil laugh* Good writing, nice biting sense of humor! Gler and Lind are just trouble incarnate, I can tell already! I'm sure this fic's going strange places...lol

Author's Response: Hehehe. Strange places indeed! lol

Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 08/11/04 Title: Chapter 2: chapter 2

Interesting places as in into the closet? Seems to me that in the closet is the last place for these three! *snigger*

Author's Response: heheheh glad you liked that. The next chapter is they start getting more daring.

Summary: The One Ring, so often ignored, is quite irate and speaks to his nemesis - Mary Sue - and makes her an offer she cannot refuse.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Other
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 886 Read Count: 1325
[Report This] Published: 29/10/04 Updated: 29/10/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 30/10/04 Title: Chapter 1: The Ring Speaks!

Oh, that was priceless! The Ring's seduction versus Mary Sue's! This was absolutely amazing, I'm still snickering! I'd list some of my favorite lines, but I'm afraid I'd end up putting half the story in here. Really, truly spectacular job! Ah, the Ring...who knew it could be so FUNNY? Oh man, that was just too much...pretty...except for Boromir...Me! HA!

Author's Response: Thank you! I imaged it would be pretty angry and lash out if it could! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Precious by MelanyeBaggins Rated: G [Reviews - 2]
Summary: The One Ring whisperes to Frodo...
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Sauron
Genres: Horror, Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 126 Read Count: 1230
[Report This] Published: 31/10/04 Updated: 31/10/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 08/12/04 Title: Chapter 1: Precious

Can we all say STALKER? Time to get a restraining order, Frodo! Seriously, though, very creepily well-done. Gave me a nice little shiver when I finished it! Definately award-worthy. Crow, I must be evil. I just chuckled. A sadistic, creepy, evil chuckle--inspired by this, so it's your fault. Well, okay, I was evil before this, but that doesn't mean that this wasn't! Beautiful! Er...in a dark, shivery, freaky way, that is. Great insight, into both the Ring and Frodo. The darkness that freezes your soul...the madness is taking you...excellent lines! And ending with "Your Precious" was inspired and a nice wink at the audience. I love it. I must be a bad person. But I really, really enjoyed this! :)

Summary: Galadriel reflects on her daughter's fate and her own feelings after Celebrian has left Middle-earth.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Galadriel
Genres: Drama, Angst, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1058 Read Count: 1583
[Report This] Published: 02/11/04 Updated: 02/11/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 03/11/04 Title: Chapter 1: Across Deeper Waters

Wow...that was amazing. Your writing was so beautiful! It nearly brought tears to my eyes. You're right; there really isn't enough about Galadriel and Celebrian. I'm glad you thought to start filling in the gap; you did it spectacuarly. I could feel every drop of Galadriel's sorrow and pain as her daughter was lost to the Sea. The details of nature and emotion were so marvellously evident, and so elvishly real. This was lovely!

Summary: Ecthelion of Gondor sends Men to discover the truth about the mysterious Captain Thorongil
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Other, Ecthelion
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 26 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 36510 Read Count: 23424
[Report This] Published: 06/11/04 Updated: 06/11/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 07/11/04 Title: Chapter 1: Bree

Great start! Eldar...heh. This is sure to be an interesting story! You have beautiful descriptions as well as witty dialogue. I'm looking forward to the rest; just thought I'd drop a line at the start and tell you my first reactions!

Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 07/11/04 Title: Chapter 2: Fornost Erain

Ooh, intriguing...this is getting off to an excellent start! And the beginning of this chapter had such beautiful loss, as well! Poor Rangers--secretive they may be, but when it comes to outright deception...! This was such a lovely chapter, so elegantly dark.

Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 07/11/04 Title: Chapter 8: Commonfolk Of The Lost Realm

This is really cool. I love all the detail you're putting in about their history and how they live. It really helps make the Dunedain understandable and fleshed out. Kudos!

Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 08/11/04 Title: Chapter 9: A Legend Of The Lost Realm

Wiggle all you want! This is a great fic, and highly detailed too! If you want to mess with a few details in order to create such a fleshed out, expansive look at the Dunedain, go right ahead--we won't stop you, we'll sit in awe and go "wow" on cue! ;)