Penname: Ria [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 08/04/06
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**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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Summary: The day before Thranduil arrives to Imladris, Glorfindel has an encounter with little Legolas. Takes place between the chapters of Of Elflings and Adolescents.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Legolas, Elrond, Elrohir, Elladan, Glorfindel, Erestor
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2665 Read Count: 1616
[Report This] Published: 27/12/04 Updated: 27/12/04
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 08/04/07 Title: Chapter 1: Trolls and Oliphaunts

I don't usually like the Fellowship-as-children genre, but this is charming. I liked your foreshadowing to events of LotR, and I like your use of words, eg, "the future oliphaunt-slayer of Mirkwood scampered".

Author's Response: Haha, I'm so glad! Thank you!

Summary: Hal and Legs (our favorite Elves) get involved with a most unusual box, and are sent on a MOST EXCELLENT ADVENTURE!!! (from the loverly gruesome twosome, Kath and Bird)
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Haldir
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 16462 Read Count: 16546
[Report This] Published: 10/01/05 Updated: 21/01/05
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 24/04/06 Title: Chapter 4: chapter 4

Most excellent crossover. Movie Legolas and do make a good vapid comic duo. It's the hair, I think.

RS

Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 24/04/06 Title: Chapter 4: chapter 4

Most excellent crossover. Movie Legolas and do make a good vapid comic duo. It's the hair, I think.

RS

Summary: At the end of her life, Éowyn remembers all she has lived and all she would do all over again. (For kittycatness, a light drabble as requested.)
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Faramir
Genres: Romance, Drama, Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 587 Read Count: 2189
[Report This] Published: 23/01/05 Updated: 23/01/05
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 14/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: All Over Again

Very lovely and thoughtful.

RS

Summary: Extra! Extra! Read all about it! At last: the true story of Sauron's Ring and the scam that almost tipped Middle-earth into eternal darkness.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Gandalf / Olorin, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Sauron
Genres: Essay, Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 826 Read Count: 1565
[Report This] Published: 05/02/05 Updated: 05/02/05
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 02/12/07 Title: Chapter 1: Exposing the Truth

Heheh. Shades of Colin Powell -- I like the idea of the ring as a publicity stunt.

Summary: With her charge safely tucked into bed, Lootie believes that the princess is now in greater danger than before -- and it is not the goblins Lootie fears the most now... *Princess and the Goblin fic*
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 978 Read Count: 958
[Report This] Published: 19/02/05 Updated: 19/02/05
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 24/01/07 Title: Chapter 1: Fear of a Savior

Hey, I used to love the Princess and the Goblin! I like the way you shone the light on a minor character.

Summary: Legolas has a rather unique encounter at the bathing pond. SpongeBob x Legolas
Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Legolas
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2209 Read Count: 2293
[Report This] Published: 24/02/05 Updated: 24/02/05
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 04/07/07 Title: Chapter 1: And Now For Something Completely Different

This story is a unique, squishy gem.

Summary: A wish, a star, and a final farewell to Númenor from the captain of the last ship of the Faithful. Written for the HASA "Middle-earth Superstitions" on-list challenge.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Anarion, Original Character
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 785 Read Count: 1414
[Report This] Published: 28/03/05 Updated: 29/12/05
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 26/09/07 Title: Chapter 1: A Star to Steer Her By

I loved this story. It inspired one of mine.

I like your creation of a historical root for the elanor.

Author's Response: Dear Ria, I\'m so glad you enjoyed it, and huzzah! It inspired another story? Excellent! Thank you for reviewing - happy reading and writing!\r\n\r\nDwim

Achilles by Nevasaiel Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 38]
Summary: What if Achilles' reputation wasn't just because of incredible skill, but finding such talent... in a woman!
Categories: Other Movies
Characters: Paris, Achilles
Genres: Romance, Action/Adventure, Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 26 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 39322 Read Count: 25619
[Report This] Published: 10/08/05 Updated: 15/10/07
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 20/08/07 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

So this is a Troy fic rather than an Iliad. It's funny, of course, because Achilles was dressed up as a girl for some of his earlier years, when his mother still hoped to keep him from joining in the war. The feminine form of the name would be Achilleis, like Chryseis the daughter of Chryses.

A very interesting concept.

Filk Fest by Dwimordene Rated: PG [Reviews - 5]
Summary: A collection of filks, all parodic/satiric in nature. Not to be taken too seriously, obviously. PJ and Fran guest star in "The Plot Warp." Newest addition: "With These Dudes?", a corruption of Kirsty MacColl's fine song, "In These Shoes?"
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Bilbo, Gandalf / Olorin, Legolas, Original Character
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2807 Read Count: 6773
[Report This] Published: 15/08/05 Updated: 23/05/06
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 24/02/07 Title: Chapter 6: You Can Call Me Hal (Or: The Song of the Sidekick)

Oh, excellent! This is the first song of your set that I really know and you did it justice.

Author's Response: Hi Ria, I\'m so glad you enjoyed this one! Paul Simon is a wonderful lyricist; there\'s so much to play with for a filker. Thanks for commenting! Dwim

Summary: Here's just something quite strange I have come up with. I mean, if they sang so much in the book, why not keep singing, but with modern day Broadway musical songs?
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Legolas
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 751 Read Count: 2788
[Report This] Published: 17/08/05 Updated: 17/08/05
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 08/09/07 Title: Chapter 3: Sauron and the Ring

You should add this to Elvenlily's "The Phantom of Middle Earth" challenge. I think you came up with a great interpretation of this song.

Survival Guide by Calanthriel Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 8]
Summary: The Mightiest of Heros cannot survive or defeat them, the most Cunning of all are flumoxed by them and the Innocent become traumatized. Read to survive
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Legolas, Merry, Original Character, Pippin, Sam, Aragorn, Arwen, Boromir, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Faramir, Frodo, Gimli, Haldir
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 17319 Read Count: 6720
[Report This] Published: 27/08/05 Updated: 17/10/07
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 16/09/07 Title: Chapter 1: Introduction

Funny, funny! This is like the book A Field Guide to the Urban Hipster. Do the whole taxonomy, please, Professor.

Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 16/09/07 Title: Chapter 3: Physical Appearence

Make sure you include the Flame-haired emerald-eyed Sue! The hobbit girl in Case Study 5 doesn't actually sound like a Sue in her description, although Frodo's response marks her as a possible crypto-Sue.

Summary: Aragorn is depressed and finds a disturbing and unlikely love.
Categories: Movie-verse, Lord of the Rings Slash
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Bilbo, Frodo, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Gollum, Legolas, Merry, Pippin, Sam, Saruman
Genres: Humor, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 524 Read Count: 4108
[Report This] Published: 10/09/05 Updated: 10/09/05
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 28/09/07 Title: Chapter 1: A New Love For Aragorn

I don't particularly consider that disturbing. Now, when he leaves Legolas for Gollum ...

Summary: A series of Merry/Éowyn drabbles. Kept as close to bookverse as possible. Originally written on the 20_rings Livejournal community.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Merry, Pippin, Estella Brandybuck, Faramir
Genres: Romance, Action/Adventure, Drama, Angst, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8449 Read Count: 22019
[Report This] Published: 15/09/05 Updated: 15/09/05
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Date: 28/02/08 Title: Chapter 2: In a Dream

This chapter is very elegantly written, and I especially like Eowyn's last line.

Summary: Radagast gets to touch an Elf, and Erestor gets off with a warning. Sequel to a ficlet written by The Magic Rat.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Erestor, Radagast, Figwit
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3076 Read Count: 1850
[Report This] Published: 26/09/05 Updated: 26/09/05
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Date: 13/09/07 Title: Chapter 1: A Master of Shapes and Changes of Hue

Radagast as a female may well be one of my all time favorite AU ideas. Thanks for bringing it to this site. It's also great that she acts to keep the balance, which seems very Maia-like.

She is not one of us by Earwen Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Bergil son of Beregond finds a girl asleep in a cave. But who is she? And why is the evil that has for so long slept re-awaking? Set about 30 years after Return of the King.

Sorry, I am terrible at summeries.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Beregond, Faramir, Original Character
Genres: General
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2003 Read Count: 1357
[Report This] Published: 13/11/05 Updated: 13/11/05
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 22/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: Finding

Sounds like a great setting. I've always wondered how they dealt with the remaining orcs in the resettling of Ithilien . . . plus Shelob's still there. Many adventures are possible for Fey.
Editorial note: Faramir should be poring over documents, rather than pouring. They're homophones.

RS

Author's Response: thank you so much for reviewing. Poring, not pouring, right. thank you, i\'ll change it now. Again, thank you. Helen

Summary: Gimli goes to Aman with Legolas. The Elves, naturally, do not approve of this state of affairs.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Celeborn, Galadriel, Gimli, Haldir, Legolas, Other
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 618 Read Count: 1479
[Report This] Published: 21/12/05 Updated: 21/12/05
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 12/03/07 Title: Chapter 1: Gimli Goes To Aman

I've always wanted to know what happened when Legolas and Gimli sailed west . . . This is a good idea. Also, hooray for writing a story about Gimli!

I have to agree with Nieriel Raina that there are rather a lot of lines from the movies in an otherwise very original story.

Author's Response: Yeah, there probably are. This was one of the first fics I ever wrote, so it is definitely not the greatest.

Summary: On Christmas Eve, Santa pays a trip to Imladris in his sleigh. His intentions, however, are not elf-friendly.
Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Elrond, Maedhros, Maeglin, Maglor
Genres: Parody, Poetry
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 408 Read Count: 4237
[Report This] Published: 22/12/05 Updated: 22/12/05
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 04/10/06 Title: Chapter 1: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

Bravo! That's a clever and logical crossover.

RS

Author's Response: Hehe. Thank you very much! I\'m glad you approve! ^___^

Summary: HP crossover, with Galadriel at the center of the action. Galadriel is a young witch who has transferred from Beauxbatons to Hogwarts in her fifth year to be closer to her parents. This story mixes Galadriel into a whole new world, the one she knew in her past life. Her experiences at Hogwarts shape her forever.
Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Other
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2956 Read Count: 3992
[Report This] Published: 29/12/05 Updated: 03/02/07
Reviewer: Ria Signed
Date: 27/07/07 Title: Chapter 1: Strange New Beginning

This is a great idea for a story, and I entirely agree that Galadriel would be a Ravenclaw.

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