Penname: Ria [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 08/04/06
Membership status: Administrator
Bio:
**CURRENTLY IN THE THRALL OF NANOWRIMO**

Mine is a Callimachean muse, and a relentlessly silly one. That means I tend to write fluff, satire and randomness. "The Campfire" and "A Sweet Snore" are my fluffiest; "Mary Sue Productions" is an example of satire (go figure); and "Radagast Departs" and "Beside the Well" fit into the random bucket.


I have adopted Ithilion the Mini-Balrog.

My favorite pre-modern authors are: Ovid, Sei Shonagon and Shakespeare. My favorite authors from before the midcentury are: Jane Austen, P.J. Wodehouse and Raphael Sabatini. My favorite recent authors (at the moment) are: Harry Turtledove, Lois McMaster Bujold, Judith Merkle Riley and Jennifer Crusie.

Please try my new challenge, Wild in the Woods.
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Reviews by Ria
Motivations by faramiriel Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Why exactly did Frodo take the Ring to Mordor? I don't know either. An exploratory poem.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Frodo
Genres: General, Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 98 Read Count: 1489
[Report This] Published: 07/02/07 Updated: 07/02/07
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 10/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Scansion's probably not quite the right word. It's how the poem scans, the pattern of stresses in the line. It's like meter, but the actual result, not the theoretical pattern.

Author's Response: Oh, okay! Thanks for explaining that.

Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 07/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Good questions, faramiriel, and a nice scansion.

Author's Response: What\'s a scansion? Am I clueless?

Mud Bath by sylc Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: In which Arwen solves the issue of Elessar's unsavory clean look.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Eldarion
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 105 Read Count: 1287
[Report This] Published: 07/02/07 Updated: 07/02/07
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 07/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: Mud Bath

Charming!

Author's Response: XDXD Thanks, Ria!

Randomity by GreenWoodElleth Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 24]
Summary: The Lord of the Rings....a random parody. Totally random.
The ring wraiths will be violated by pine needles, lose their contact lenses, batteries, minds...

Witch King: "Join the club, we've got jackets."
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Humor, Parody, Tragedy
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 4581 Read Count: 6544
[Report This] Published: 08/02/07 Updated: 30/09/07
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 09/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: Heh heh

I like the idea of orc hangman quite a bit. One always wonders what the orcs do when they aren't massing for some apocalyptic battle. Personally, I prefer narrative to the screenplay style of writing, but you've got funny stuff here whichever way you write it. (Can there be orc bowling?)

Author's Response: Orc bowling? sounds like an oppurtunity for more near death experiences. I\'ll see what I can do. Thanx for the review!! :)

Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 30/09/07 Title: Chapter 5: Pain and Punishment

The authorial interruption "due to the graphic punishment . . ." is very Monty Python.

Author's Response: hmm....hadn\'t thought of that. oops

Summary: NEW: "The First Death": Aragorn and Halbarad on the ramparts.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 24108 Read Count: 6835
[Report This] Published: 10/02/07 Updated: 21/04/07
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 01/04/07 Title: Chapter 6: Queen's Falcons

A very well-written chapter, Gandalf's apprentice! I really like the way you show the worries that plague the Dunedain and Aragorn's struggle to be what his family needs him to be.

Author's Response: I\'m glad you\'re enjoying the story. It will be a long one, with many complicated plot developments. G.A.

Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 24/02/07 Title: Chapter 3: Taking Leave

Wow! This is a great start, and I like how you manage the angst element delicately.

Also, I liked your characterizations of Gilraen, Elladan and Elrohir particularly.

Author's Response: Thanks! I hope you stick with the story--it will be a long one! I plan to update every two weeks. G.A.

Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 07/04/07 Title: Chapter 7: The Hidden Fortress

I want you to write the scene where he is given or gives himself the name "Strider". It would go really well after Aragorn says, "And I walk in out of nowhere."

Also, with the name The Hidden Fortress, there should be a little Akira Kurosawa reference in here. (Maybe there is, and I just didn't get it -- I've only seen the movie The Hidden Fortress once *hangs head*.)

You continue to make your world and your characters vivid. Good stuff!

Author's Response: The \"Strider\" tale will come later....keep reading! I didn\'t mean any reference to Kurosawa, rather to Tolkien\'s reference to a \"hidden fastness\" where Aragorn was supposed to have been born. Glad you like the story! Thanks, G.A.

Maedhros' Hand by sylc Rated: PG [Reviews - 2]
Summary: In which Sauron catches a Balrog with Maedhros' severed hand and Fingon can't sing.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Balrog, Sauron
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1069 Read Count: 1445
[Report This] Published: 13/02/07 Updated: 13/02/07
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 13/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: Maedhros' Hand

Very nice. It's sort of a companion piece for Tolkien's grim joke from Beren that he's got the Silmaril in his missing hand.

Author's Response: Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

Conflagration by Enelya Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Nienor had thought the void empty, but the darkness is alight. Written for the 50lyrics challenge.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 214 Read Count: 1091
[Report This] Published: 13/02/07 Updated: 13/02/07
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 13/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: Conflagration

Oh, sad. Perhaps there's a follow-up piece to be written about their next meeting.

Summary: Mardil of Ethring needs a wife. Legolas decides to help, even though he doesn't give a fig for sentimentality and considers romance an impediment to rational decision-making. But he's an elf, right? So what could possibly go wrong?
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: The Green Knight
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 26343 Read Count: 8410
[Report This] Published: 16/02/07 Updated: 19/04/07
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 07/04/07 Title: Chapter 7: The Daughter of Araval

Well, perhaps he could find love in Aman. That would be interesting enough -- there's room for many cultural confusions.

I don't know that he needs to fall in love, but he definitely could use to be shocked out of his surety in some way.

Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 26/03/07 Title: Chapter 4: The Silver Knight

I have to agree: I love the refrain, "You cannot be serious, Legolas!"

Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 17/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Prince of Emyn Arnen

I like the way it's starting . . . reading Legolas' casual assumption that he knows exactly what Mardil needs, I rather hope he gets his come-uppance.

Summary: Erestor is contacted by an overzealous marketer of the Valarin Healing By Matchmaking Agency.
Categories: Book-verse, Book Verse Slash
Characters: Erestor, Glorfindel
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 969 Read Count: 1268
[Report This] Published: 16/02/07 Updated: 16/02/07
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 17/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: Happy Valentine's Day, Erestor

Very funny! I particularly enjoyed the comment on MPREG, since that's a convention I just don't get -- but it is "quite common in some parts."

Author's Response: Hehe. Thanks, Ria. Glad you enjoyed it and yup, that\'s totally why I added the MPREG reference. :)

Pirates by MRC Rated: PG [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Lothiriel/Eomer. A collection of vignettes. The Princess of Dol Amroth meets a new breed of pirate.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Lothiriel
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1920 Read Count: 3003
[Report This] Published: 19/02/07 Updated: 19/02/07
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 21/02/07 Title: Chapter 3: Swordplay

It's certainly a novel idea. Please continue! However, are Lothiriel's eyes green or silvery? I'm a little lost.

Summary: Written for aranel1's challenge 'A spy in Rivendell'.



A gang of Moriquendi(dark elves), is poised for an attack on Rivendell. Mordollwen, Daughter of Meatherion, is sent as a spy to Rivendell. Some adult content. You've been warned!!
Categories: Movie-verse, Book-verse
Characters: Arwen, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Glorfindel
Genres: Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 6351 Read Count: 5435
[Report This] Published: 22/02/07 Updated: 30/09/07
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 26/03/07 Title: Chapter 4:

That's a very dramatic place to leave us. I really enjoy the details that give us a picture of the difference between the two cultures.

Author's Response: thanks! More soon :)

Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 04/03/07 Title: Chapter 2: Coru

Great start! I like the dramatic way you open your story. I've been thinking about writing for this challenge too, but I'm glad you've got such an interesting story on it.

Author's Response: Thanks, I enjoyed writing that first part. More soon. =)

Summary: Allies can disappoint. Boromir and Théodred watch it all fall apart.



Written for the Boromir Memorial Challenge at HA.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Boromir
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1604 Read Count: 2047
[Report This] Published: 26/02/07 Updated: 26/02/07
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 14/10/06 Title: Bitter Springs

Duty-free shire weed . . . mithril key-chains . . ."Balrogs make me HOT" tee shirt . . .

You have a very funny list.

RS

Windsong by faramiriel Rated: G [Reviews - 3]
Summary: A poem.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 101 Read Count: 1539
[Report This] Published: 27/02/07 Updated: 27/02/07
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 27/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hmm, a very Eowyn moment. I like the form you chose.

Author's Response: Thanks! It wasn\'t really supposed to be Eowyn, but I guess it could be.

Am I A Naughty Boy? by sylc Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Lindir the elfling tells his Uncle Erestor that Glorfindel called him a very naughty boy.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Erestor, Glorfindel, Lindir
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 840 Read Count: 2616
[Report This] Published: 27/02/07 Updated: 27/02/07
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 28/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: Am I A Naughty Boy?

You've become amazingly prolific: next stop 100 stories!

Author's Response: ^^; I was on holiday in Jan and Feb so had lots of time to write. Hee! Thanks, Ria. :)