Reviews by Ria
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: 1454
Published: Feb 06 2007 Updated: Feb 06 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Mud Bath Reviewer: Ria Signed
Charming!

Author's Response: XDXD Thanks, Ria!
Date: Feb 06 2007
Randomity by GreenWoodElleth, Adora Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 26]
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: 7727
Published: Feb 08 2007 Updated: Sep 30 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Heh heh Reviewer: Ria Signed
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!! :)
Date: Feb 09 2007
Title: Chapter 5: Pain and Punishment Reviewer: Ria Signed
The authorial interruption "due to the graphic punishment . . ." is very Monty Python.

Author's Response: hmm....hadn\'t thought of that. oops
Date: Sep 30 2007
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: 7905
Published: Feb 09 2007 Updated: Apr 20 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 6: Queen's Falcons Reviewer: Ria Signed
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.
Date: Apr 01 2007
Title: Chapter 3: Taking Leave Reviewer: Ria Signed
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.
Date: Feb 24 2007
Title: Chapter 7: The Hidden Fortress Reviewer: Ria Signed
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.
Date: Apr 07 2007
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: 1686
Published: Feb 12 2007 Updated: Feb 12 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Maedhros' Hand Reviewer: Ria Signed
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. :)
Date: Feb 12 2007
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: 1322
Published: Feb 13 2007 Updated: Feb 13 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Conflagration Reviewer: Ria Signed
Oh, sad. Perhaps there's a follow-up piece to be written about their next meeting.
Date: Feb 13 2007
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: 9306
Published: Feb 16 2007 Updated: Apr 19 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 7: The Daughter of Araval Reviewer: Ria Signed
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.
Date: Apr 06 2007
Title: Chapter 4: The Silver Knight Reviewer: Ria Signed
I have to agree: I love the refrain, "You cannot be serious, Legolas!"
Date: Mar 26 2007
Title: Chapter 1: The Prince of Emyn Arnen Reviewer: Ria Signed
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.
Date: Feb 17 2007
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: 1482
Published: Feb 16 2007 Updated: Feb 16 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Happy Valentine's Day, Erestor Reviewer: Ria Signed
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. :)
Date: Feb 17 2007
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: 3530
Published: Feb 19 2007 Updated: Feb 19 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 3: Swordplay Reviewer: Ria Signed
It's certainly a novel idea. Please continue! However, are Lothiriel's eyes green or silvery? I'm a little lost.
Date: Feb 20 2007
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: 6544
Published: Feb 22 2007 Updated: Sep 30 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 4: Reviewer: Ria Signed
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 :)
Date: Mar 26 2007
Title: Chapter 2: Coru Reviewer: Ria Signed
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. =)
Date: Mar 04 2007
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: 2496
Published: Feb 26 2007 Updated: Feb 26 2007 [Report This]
Title: Bitter Springs Reviewer: Ria Signed
Duty-free shire weed . . . mithril key-chains . . ."Balrogs make me HOT" tee shirt . . .

You have a very funny list.

RS
Date: Oct 14 2006
Windsong by faramiriel Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
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: 1767
Published: Feb 26 2007 Updated: Feb 26 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Ria Signed
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.
Date: Feb 27 2007
Am I A Naughty Boy? by sylc Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 5]
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: 3131
Published: Feb 27 2007 Updated: Feb 27 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Am I A Naughty Boy? Reviewer: Ria Signed
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. :)
Date: Feb 27 2007
The Cliff by freakanature06 Rated: PG [Reviews - 8]
Summary: Merry and Pippin discuss their limited future. Sad. Takes place after Lord of the Rings.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Merry, Pippin
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 691 Read Count: 1688
Published: Feb 28 2007 Updated: Feb 28 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Ria Signed
Nice angst! The sorrow is believable and not overblown, and the cliff is a great metaphor for their stage of life. (Although, NB, the fall over the cliff is in the movie but not the book.)

Author's Response: I\'m so glad you liked it!!!
Date: Mar 27 2007
White Tree of Gondor by jules14 Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 6]
Summary: A response to Ria's "Tribute to Jules" challenge. A silly little ficlet showing how a dirty mind can twist someone's words around.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Boromir, Original Character
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1137 Read Count: 3062
Published: Mar 05 2007 Updated: Mar 05 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Ria Signed
Heheheh. I knew it would be funny -- thanks for rising to the occasion. (Sorry, I couldn't resist the pun.)
Date: Mar 05 2007
Evil Elrond by greywing Rated: PG [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Written for the March Prompt: E-- like an Evil Elrond. Mistreatment of Glorfindel by his lord. Not what it seems, really.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Elrond, Erestor, Glorfindel
Genres: Horror, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 300 Read Count: 1617
Published: Mar 06 2007 Updated: Mar 06 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Ria Signed
I really enjoyed this. If only I could get Glorfindel to do MY paperwork.

Author's Response: I want him to do my paperwork too! Preferably in a glass enclosure where I can watch.
Date: Mar 07 2007
Resurrection by Dwimordene Rated: G [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Sometimes foresight is false. After Pelennor, the new lease on life is but the beginning. Halbarad, Aragorn, and the journey towards healing. AU.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn, Halbarad
Genres: Drama
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1336 Read Count: 1289
Published: Mar 10 2007 Updated: Mar 10 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Resurrection Reviewer: Ria Signed
I enjoyed this one. I like the attention to the details of his emotional recovery.

Author's Response: Hi Ria, Sorry for the late reply. But I\'m very pleased you liked this story--it\'s certainly one I have, in a sense, been waiting to write. Dwim
Date: Mar 10 2007
Summary: Peace. Land. Life. Loyalty. A Kin-strife parable.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Original Character
Genres: Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 29518 Read Count: 6676
Published: Mar 11 2007 Updated: Mar 11 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: The Eastshore Reviewer: Ria Signed
I like the vividness of your scenes. Also, the people's history approach to Middle Earth is novel -- nice one!

Author's Response: Thanks, Ria! (I think I owe you thanks for another review, too...) Writing from the ground and looking \'up\', as it were, was a useful exercise, and I\'m pleased it\'s paying off for you as a reader. I\'m glad the descriptions are effective, too. Thanks for your comments! Dwim
Date: Mar 24 2007
Summary: Constructed languages are made up languages. An essay explianing why I feel Tolkien was one of the best at making up constructed languages, and why most author's languages don't work.
Categories: Book-verse, Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Essay, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2377 Read Count: 2226
Published: Mar 14 2007 Updated: Mar 14 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Ria Signed
Thank you for laying out the Quendi language tree: it's an excellent resource, and, as you point out, the very heart of Tolkien's creation. After reading this, I expect I'll never get confused between Sindarin and Silvan again.

I think your argument would ring stronger, however, if you cleaned up the grammar and spelling of the essay.

Author's Response: I\'m glad to know this helps somebody and didn\'t just confuse them more. ;) I\'ve been known to write stuff that makes perfect sense to me, but confuses everybody else. Could you point out any specific problems? Grammar and spelling have never been my strong points, I\'m much better at arguing. My mother would tell you that you can\'t win an arguement with me because I will come up with counter your arguement. Ex. One time I told her which Tolkien characters I wanted to marry and alot of them were elves. SO when she said the law prohibits you from marrying more than one person I countered that person was a term for a mortal and that because they were elves that I would not be breaking the law. Then she told me that Aragorn, Elros, Faramir, and Imahril were all men. I replied that the majority of their blood was mortal, but all of them had a percentage of elven blood in them and that this fraction no matter if it was one one millionth kept them from being classified as fully mortals and then that U.S. law wouldn\'t apply in Middle-Earth anyway, so why were we arguing about U.S. law in the first place. *blinks* What does that story have ot do with your review.
Date: Mar 16 2007
As Was Custom by Zhie Rated: PG [Reviews - 6]
Summary: Glorfindel always gets his way.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Erestor, Glorfindel
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: PPB-AU
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 28 Read Count: 3007
Published: Mar 17 2007 Updated: Mar 17 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: -complete story- Reviewer: Ria Signed
What a clever idea of Glorfindel's -- very in the spirit of "When life gives you lemons . . ."

Also, congratulations on breaking 90 stories! You'll be at 100 any day now. *Bows in awe*.

Author's Response: Thanks! This was written in honor of a very special friend and fellow fanfic author who recently passed on (crossed the sea west, as we like to say) and I guess that could be part of how that message got in there. And thanks for the congrats, however, it\'s more a matter of me not being so lazy to get the stories posted, lol... I\'ve been over 300 stories on my own archive (pounce.dreamelf.com) for some time... but... it will be nice to join Sivan up there in the hundred fic club officially ^_^
Date: Mar 17 2007