Penname: Tathrin [Contact] Real name: Rhys
Member Since: 08/10/04
Membership status: Member
I also have an account on 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, I suppose, of Glerfindle the mini-Balrog! *Great happiness!*

I also draw a webcomic at 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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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: 28109
[Report This] Published: 28/11/04 Updated: 15/12/04
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Date: 07/01/05 Title: Chapter 9: Elladan

Aw, how cute. And Brethil's "he and he and he" description was highly entertaining. Poor Elf Lords, not knowing what the elfing was talking about and which or their sons had had what happen to him! I really ought to feel bad for them, but it's too amusing a mental image.

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Date: 07/01/05 Title: Chapter 10: The Enchanted River

If Thranduil doesn't kill them, Elrond will. Another excellent piece!

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Date: 07/01/05 Title: Chapter 11: Elrohir

"Which one do you think it is this time?" "It must be his turn, surely." Amazing; their resigned attitude to the mishaps of their sons was marvellously done. I'm really enjoying how you're developing them all.

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Date: 07/01/05 Title: Chapter 12: The Sweet Forgetfulness of Sleep

*dies* That last line was simply priceless! I can just imagine everyone's faces! Hee hee hee! And Thranduil fell in? I would love to hear that story. Then again, I think I like it better with no one knowing. Either way, I'm highly entertained.

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Date: 07/01/05 Title: Chapter 13: Mornenitis

Hee hee hee--get what they deserve, indeed! *snicker* And the word "twincident" is pure genius!

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Date: 07/01/05 Title: Chapter 15: Journey to Imladris

Oh, no! Poor Arwen! What are they going to have her do?

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Date: 07/01/05 Title: Chapter 17: A Warm Welcome

Yes, they are in for it now. Poor little Arwen! ...and, for that matter, poor Imladris! Heh heh!

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Date: 08/01/05 Title: Chapter 19: A Balrog is Coming!

Ai, ai, a Balrog is come!

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Date: 08/01/05 Title: Chapter 22: Elrond’s Healing

Beautiful, beautiful. I love how you're developing everyone and weaving their relationships. Nicely done!

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Date: 08/01/05 Title: Chapter 24: The Games

Oh, man! Legolas, you dorkfish! Hee hee. This was a very fun little chapter. I quite like how everything's progressing, and I eagerly await the chaos of the archery contest tomorrow.

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Date: 08/01/05 Title: Chapter 26: And The Winners Are …

aaww! That was so adorable! Aw, Legolas is so sweet. I'm now in the midst of a cute-attack; that was beautifully done. Exceptionally sweet, but done skillfully enough that it doesn't seem forced or over-done. Good work!

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Date: 08/01/05 Title: Chapter 27: The Troll Hunt


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Date: 08/01/05 Title: Chapter 28: Close Encounters

Last chapter's developments between the twins was interesting; I liked how you wrapped it together this time around. The encounter with the troll was priceless. I was wondering how that was going to be done, and you proved more imaginative than I'd have come up with! And now, great, we have Legolas attacked by the river. Silly elflings, didn't see that coming. You'd think that, of all people, a Mirkwood Elf would know to be careful of enchanted rivers...

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Date: 08/01/05 Title: Chapter 30: Consequences

Hee hee hee! Elrond's closing admission was great. "If I had a choice, I would rather go to war again." *snigger* Can't wait to see what happens when the truth comes out...

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Date: 08/01/05 Title: Chapter 31: Confession

Aw, very nice. I hope to see an update soon; I really enjoyed it. You have a great command of the characters and you're explored them and connected them very delicately. You command of the language, also, is excellent; good choice and arrangement of wording throughout. You made the elflings young but not modern, and kept the "tone" of Middle-earth even when dealing with children. Even your minor characters were more than names and had dimension to them, enough to easily appear as real people and not simply plot-fillers. Speaking of plot, it was very nicely arranged. Nothing earth-shattering or world-threatening, yet the mix of interaction, dialogue, action, and suspense worked out very well to weave a cohesive story from what could have appeared as just a series of isolate incidents. You also interjected just enouigh humor to both make it a great read and to make it fit the ages of the characters--and their mischevious natures! Very imaginative, very plausible, and very well done! I look forward to the rest eagerly!

Summary: This takes place after the War of the Ring and the passing of the elves into the Grey Havens. The son of Aragorn and Arwen is born, and Aragorn decides that he should pursue one last great task before his death, which he knows to be inevitable. Little does Aragorn know, not all the evil that lurks in Middle Earth had been purged. Another war soon escalates. A new army of Dark Forces is created, and Aragorn fears that not even the Undying Lands can be protected.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Legolas, Gimli, Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf / Olorin, Faramir, Celeborn, Eldarion
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 9610 Read Count: 4262
[Report This] Published: 01/12/04 Updated: 20/12/04
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Date: 08/01/05 Title: Chapter 1: Part 1: The Birth of Eldarion

Well this looks like a highly interesting AU. There's enough typos in this first part to be vaguely distracting, however, particuarly in the first two paragraphs; you might want to clean those up when you get a chance. The writing is well done despite that, however; and the premise looks like one that will indeed be an exciting and intriguing tale to tell. Arwen's foreshadowing was nicely done, and starting out by reviewing what had gone before was a good idea. Nice work with the characters, too, although of course I'll be able to say more of that after I've read a bit more...

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Date: 08/01/05 Title: Chapter 2: Part 2: The Voyage of the Undying Lands

Great sense of history. I particuarly loved the opening dialogue this chapter. Good descriptions as well, of both beauty and destruction. The dragon's attack was nice, too!

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Date: 08/01/05 Title: Chapter 3: Part III: The Realm of the Fair

Buggered computer erased what I wrote...let's see if I can do it again... Well, I quite liked the bit with Frodo and Sam. It showed both despair and hope very well--that good old hobbit resiliency. Are you going to bring in any earlier Elves? There are a mind-boggling mess to choose from, but a brief allusion or two would be cool to see. Numenor was an interesting development; I have a feeling this "heir of Isildur" is going to cause some interesting problems to be overcome in the future. Speaking of interesting developments, the introduction of the Nazgul is certainly one! I can't wait to see what the secret is behind their return; I'm sure it's going to be anything but good for our heroes.

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Date: 08/01/05 Title: Chapter 4: Part IV: The Revelation of the Stones

Nazgul on dragons. Wonderful! Just what we need! And the Black Captain, lovely! Poor, poor Merry. Once apparently just isn't enough for some, wraiths... And yes, wraiths; they don't really have "flesh" so to speak. Ah, the Palantiri...that's a cool idea. I wonder if this has anything to do with Numenor? (Bloody Numenorians...always causing trouble...just can't leave well enough alone, can they?) And oh, lovely! As if all this wasn't enough to deal with, you give us Morgoth! *sigh* No lack of ambition with you, is there? ;) Melkor the fallen Valar; that is not good news. Speaking of the Valar, how are they taking all of this? And will the (what were they called?) Forgotten Caves and Ar-Pharazon come into play, or are we not yet at the Last Battle? Highly the sense of history, both past and present, that you've pulled into your work. Very imaginative idea, too! Good job.

Summary: Gandalf makes a statement that Grma Wormtongue was once an honest man who truly served his King and his country.
I wanted to describe an early meeting between Grma and …owyn, picturing the man he might have been before he was corrupted.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Gaffer Gamgee, Grma
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 864 Read Count: 1210
[Report This] Published: 04/12/04 Updated: 04/12/04
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Date: 26/01/05 Title: Chapter 1: The Princess Simbelmynë

Ooh the irony! Such a lovely, innocent, beautiful story. Very sad in that it hints at what will come when the innocent fun fades with time and Shadow. Nicely written; I especially like the subtlety. Excellently done. I feel as though I must go read the original though, although I'm sure that I'll prefer this version. Quite beautiful.

Author's Response: Thank you! *bows*