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: 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: 23279
[Report This] Published: 06/11/04 Updated: 06/11/04
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Date: 08/11/04 Title: Chapter 14: More Twins

Oh gods, the (elven) twins! *snicker* Always fun! I really like the idea of denying the heirs because of their elvish heritage. That's an interesting premise, and a very possible one. Great thought; it really adds depth to the story, especially with how Aragorn ends up being named Elfstone by Gondor when they finally accept Isildur's Heir at long last. That's really food for thought! This is such a well-thought-out fic, with such attention to detail! It's wonderful!

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Date: 08/11/04 Title: Chapter 15: Dinner Conversation

That was a really interesting conversation there at the end. "Men change"--wow. Very nice explanation of who they trust and why. You keep building up the layers of the Dunadain so eloquently!

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Date: 08/11/04 Title: Chapter 16: Departing Cristhoron

That was a really interesting thing with the purity of blood that you brought up! Wow. Nice...

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Date: 08/11/04 Title: Chapter 22: Minas Tirith At Last

I really like the parallels between Ecthelion and Denethor and Denethor and Faramir. Very subtle, but very powerful. And the scene with Aragorn was much the same; I look forward to seeing how you take this.

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Date: 08/11/04 Title: Chapter 26: The Departure Of Thorongil

That was a really excellent story. The level of detail and history you captured was amazing. This really expanded beautifully upon both the Northern Rangers and upon Gondor. The story truly felt like an addition to Tolkien's work, it meshed so well and fleshed out so much. It's clear you put a lot of thought into this, and it was very worthwhile. An excellent read, both for the sake of the story itself and for the background it gives. Brilliant work!

Summary: After Aragorn’s departure to the Paths of the Dead, a bitter Éowyn ponders on her feelings. (Eowyn's POV, Aragorn/Eowyn unrequited)
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 390 Read Count: 1325
[Report This] Published: 08/11/04 Updated: 08/11/04
Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 09/11/04 Title: Chapter 1: Like Sand in my Hand

Very nice insight on Eowyn's thoughts. The writing style was very poetic and beautiful, full of both imagery and despair. Very eloquent. I think you captured Eowyn well. The way the lines flowed and tied into one another was very enjoyable. The pictures they conjured were vivid and emotional. You have a talent for setting a mood and telling a story about it.

Author's Response: Thank you ! I really like to work on Eowyn's character and her decision is a key moment in RotK. And I'm very glad you liked the style, as English is not my native language. Thanks again !

Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: 09/11/04 Title: Chapter 1: Like Sand in my Hand

Wow! Not your native language? Well, you're more than fluent! I'm even more impressed now! *claps loudly* I can't believe that you could achieve this level of poetic eloquence in another language! Major kudos!

Summary: A Rohirric Healer reflects on her beliefs after the battle of Helm's Deep (movie verse). Winner of Parma Eruseen's sixth fic challenge, Parma Awards Year One nominee.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Original Character
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: Healed Emotions, Loved Always
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1134 Read Count: 1276
[Report This] Published: 09/11/04 Updated: 09/11/04
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Date: 09/11/04 Title: Chapter 1: The Gift of Healing

Very interesting. Nice insight onto a part of a culture not given much attention, but still vital. You only lost me once, with "The éored had no decorum in these clouded times I'm just not sure what that's in reference to. It might be no more than that I've just finished typing a research paper and my brain is shot, but I couldn't figure that one out. Anyway, I like the way you tied Eowyn into this. Showing her aiding with the healers like that now helps to ease the transition later. Hidegard is an interesting character sketch. Might we see more of her in other stories? Anyway, I like the rituals you invented for the healers. It seems to harken back to far-distant roots that the Rohirrim have forgotten. Nicely written.

Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it Tathrin ! It's actually one of my favorite pieces of writing. Concerning the sentence that seemed confusing, I meant that the éored was not a superficial thing in these times. My French had likely interfered lol! I surely hope to use Hildeguard's character in other stories, though I dunno in what context yet. For the healers' rituals, I was inspired by ancient magic and wicca which are really close to nature. Thanks for your review !

Ashes by eowynangel Rated: PG [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Merry’s thoughts on the battlefield, after the Witch-King encounter.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Merry
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 73 Read Count: 1333
[Report This] Published: 12/11/04 Updated: 12/11/04
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Date: 13/11/04 Title: Chapter 1: Ashes

Pretty cool look at the Shadow on Merry. I particuarly liked the descriptive mood of the first stanza. I think that really captured the feel of the scene. The closing line was lovely as well; the perfect illustration of what it must feel like lying under the Black Breath. Very nice.

Author's Response: Glad you liked it ! The Witch-King scene is one of my favourite and I tried to give power to Merry's despair in this short poem. Writing poetry in English is really great ;) Thanks for reviewing !

There is Hope by Kate Rated: G [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Mirkwood was attacked by a band of orcs that were taking refuge in the outskirts of the forest. Thranduil, busy fixing the area that was burned down and the Elves that were injured, has no time to see what little Legolas has to show him. When he does see, it is a heart-warming lesson not soon to be forgotten.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Legolas, Thranduil
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1382 Read Count: 1211
[Report This] Published: 18/11/04 Updated: 18/11/04
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Date: 23/11/04 Title: Chapter 1: There is Hope

Aw, little Legolas was so cute and boisterous, the very essence of innocence. It was very appropriate that he was the one to notice the lone flower that everyone else missed. It implies that more than the flower, it is Legolas who is Thranduil's reason to keep hoping. Very nicely done! Of course, I twitch every time I see "okay" in a Lord of the Rings fic, but aside from my minor convulsion there I really enjoyed it. Very brief and simple with a powerful ending.

Author's Response: Thank you so much, Tathrin. I really appreciate your kind words in the review you submitted. It really makes my day when a kind review is left, and I appreciate your response to my vignette.

Summary: They live next door to Harry Potter. Glinda the Good Witch is just down the street. Jack, Will, and Elizabeth are a street over. Who are they? They're the Fellowship of the Ring, of course. Welcome to Fandom!
Categories: Crossovers, Other Movies
Characters: Other
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 13570 Read Count: 3934
[Report This] Published: 21/11/04 Updated: 11/01/05
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Date: 21/01/05 Title: Chapter 4: Welcome to Fandom

ROTFL! Quite hysterical. I'd list some of the best lines, but there are just too many! Brilliant insanity. Everyone is simply priceless, and perfectly crazy. I really don't want to know how you came up with this--but it's a riot!

Summary: Vengeful marauders snare Legolas to be an underworld prizefighter in their cryptic domain of darkness. Aragorn finds out the only way to liberate the prince is to get captured himself but they both must combat an ancient prejudice that could mean their demise.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Elrond, Elrohir, Thranduil, Elladan, Glorfindel, Erestor
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Torture
Series: None
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 194324 Read Count: 16472
[Report This] Published: 23/11/04 Updated: 17/12/05
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Date: 06/12/04 Title: Chapter 1: Justice

Where can I find "All That's Left of Yesterday"? I want to read that one first! Please? Help an obsessive geek out here! Have to start at the beginning, you know! ;)

Author's Response: You can find that story at www.fanfiction.net under our pennames.

Rivendell Rednecks by elf pimp Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 31]
Summary: What happens when the elves are actually rednecks/elf-billies? Insanity of course!!! We would love to know what you think!! So do not hesitate to leave a comment...no flamers please...
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Legolas
Genres: Action/Adventure, Humor, Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7075 Read Count: 9027
[Report This] Published: 24/11/04 Updated: 25/12/04
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Date: 26/01/05 Title: Chapter 10: Grandpappy Celeborn

Wow...I definately don't want to know what twisted corners of your mind this fic came out of. lol Utter and complete insanity...

Summary: A series of misadventures chronicling the early, 'teenage' years of Elladan, Elrohir and Legolas. Action, humour and angst. Chapter 32 - Homeward Bound II. The visit to Imladris finally comes to an end - but there is an important matter to attend to first..
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Arwen, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Legolas, Thranduil
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 31 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 71220 Read Count: 25303
[Report This] Published: 28/11/04 Updated: 15/12/04
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Date: 07/01/05 Title: Chapter 1: Greenwood The Great

Hee hee, this is going to be lots of fun...and lots of trouble. "No more tricks?" Yeah, suuure Elladan...like anyone believes that...

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Date: 07/01/05 Title: Chapter 2: Ellahir or Elrodan?

And now I have this sinking feeling that Elrohir and Elladan are going to find out about the spiders first hand. Not that there was any foreshadowing...

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Date: 07/01/05 Title: Chapter 3: A Midnight Excursion

ooh my goodness. There is going to be much chaos, no? This was a great chapter; I really liked Elrond and Thranduil. Lots of fun so far!

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Date: 07/01/05 Title: Chapter 5: Escape

Aaawww...that was too cute for words!

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Date: 07/01/05 Title: Chapter 6: Lessons Learnt?

*dies* Simply priceless! Hee hee hee! I love your Elrond. And Legolas's "new" version of the spider incident seemse so perfectly in keeping with reality. Unfortunately, I have to go take a math test so I don't have to take the class, so I'll have to wait to see the next bit of mischief that arises. But I'm really enjoying it so far! Brilliant and beautiful!

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Date: 07/01/05 Title: Chapter 7: The Tapestry

Oooh, nice! I am so glad to be back, and just in time it seems! Excellent well!

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Date: 07/01/05 Title: Chapter 8: Messages From Home

*sigh* Twins...poor, poor Elrond... Heh, this seems highly plausible. Your twins are both perfect and priceless!