Reviews by Ria
Summary: Raystelieme just wanted to have a family. Or a boyfriend. Or both. Or the Fellowship drooling over her. But really, the Fellowship has seen *way* too much of Mary-Sues. So, they decide to get rid of her... But Raystelieme is much more a troublesome Mary-Sue than most. Originally posted on "Middle-Earth on TV!" Lots of misadventures, parodies, crossovers, chaos, and sarcastic humor. I promise.
Categories: Crossovers Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Frodo, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Glorfindel, Legolas, Merry, Original Character, Pippin, Sam, Sauron
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 7837 Read Count: 6382
Published: Jan 03 2006 Updated: Jun 23 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Part Two - Mary-Sues Are Scary Reviewer: Ria Signed
I love the detail of her selecting her smile. Also, the song is quite funny.

I will definitely read on!

RS

Author's Response: :D Thanks, glad to have an appreciative reader!

By the way, if you think the song is funny now, you should see my brother sing it, in a tutu and all frou frou things, complete with a blonde wig. Quite disturbingly hilarious.
Date: May 09 2006
Title: Chapter 2: Part Two - Mary-Sues Are Scary Reviewer: Ria Signed
I really like the line "Undill. Undominel. Whatever." Very funny!

Please, though, don't use repeated characters for line breaks, or if you want a graphic break, group them in groups of two or three at most. (** **)
Date: Jul 27 2007
Summary: I FINALLY UPDATED!!!!!!! What if Galadriel had failed the test and accepted the Ring when Frodo offered it to her? Totally OOC and goofy and random
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Galadriel, Other, Sam, Sauron
Genres: Action/Adventure, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1422 Read Count: 5872
Published: Jan 09 2006 Updated: Oct 17 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Mirrors & Wraiths Reviewer: Ria Signed
I think you have a great idea (kind of like Glen Cook's Black Company character, the Lady), but the choppy style you chose makes it harder to take in. Even though it's humor, it seems like an epic subject.

I want to read your next chapters.

RS

Author's Response: Thanks!
Date: May 05 2006
Blood Thorns by angelsfyre1 Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 27]
Summary: A possible spy is captured by the sons of Elrond just after the departure of the Fellowship. Is she truly a threat? That is what Glorfindel and the twins wish to discover. GlorfindelOC ,OC,M/F
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Elrond, Elrohir, Elladan, Glorfindel, Original Character, Erestor
Genres: Romance, Action/Adventure, Angst, Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 26675 Read Count: 17355
Published: Jan 21 2006 Updated: Nov 01 2014 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Arrival of Chaos Reviewer: Ria Signed
You should add this to the A Spy in Rivendell challenge! It seems perfect.
Date: Jan 29 2007
Summary: Very short; Boromir and Faramir share a carefree afternoon in their younger years.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Boromir, Faramir, Denethor
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 892 Read Count: 1905
Published: Feb 16 2006 Updated: Feb 16 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Day of Play Reviewer: Ria Signed
Great job writing a more nuanced Denethor. Also, the relationship between the brothers is very nicely drawn.
Date: Jul 21 2008
Heart's Joy by rivergirl Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 7]
Summary: Legolas/Elrond fic written for Valentine fic swap -- Legolas turns the tables on Elrond during the Elvish love celebration
Categories: Book Verse Slash Characters: Elrond, Legolas
Genres: Romance, Erotica
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6304 Read Count: 3305
Published: Feb 20 2006 Updated: Feb 20 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Complete Reviewer: Ria Signed
Hey, add this to my Valentine's Day challenge: it's perfect!
Date: Aug 02 2007
Braveheart by Numenora Rated: G [Reviews - 7]
Summary: Faramir stands his ground. Written for writers_art lj community (not posted); Prompt #2: "Bravely, he turned to face them."

Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Faramir, Faramir
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 260 Read Count: 1949
Published: Mar 30 2006 Updated: Mar 30 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Braveheart Reviewer: Ria Signed
Charming!

Author's Response: Thank you so much, Ria. Patty.
Date: Apr 21 2006
An Attempt At Realism by Aralia Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 33]
Summary: Young woman finds herself in Middle Earth, unfortuately it's nothing like the films, the little book knowledge she has is hardly any help either.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn, Boromir, Denethor, Diamond Took, Elrond, Faramir, Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Gollum, Ioreth, Ioreth, Legolas, Merry, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Pippin, Sam, Sauron, Treebeard, Witch King
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 15421 Read Count: 25224
Published: Apr 06 2006 Updated: May 29 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1- Realism Reviewer: Ria Signed
Aralia, I like your idea. I would do some beta reading for you, if you like, though I can't commit to it all. I'm a grammar-waffe, if not a full on grammar Nazi. ;)
RS
Date: Apr 18 2006
Haunted by Clever Hobbit Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Years after the War of the Ring, when all of the hobbits have left the Shire, a young Ranger discovers the secrets of Bag End when driven in there by need.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Frodo, Merry, Pippin, Sam
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fantasy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7290 Read Count: 2163
Published: Apr 15 2006 Updated: Apr 15 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Part 2: Inhabited Reviewer: Ria Signed
This is a great story about what happened after the War of the Ring, although it's sad to think of Bag End being abandoned.
Date: Apr 13 2007
Summary: What happened to Faramir between the suicide charge to Osgiliath and his return, unconscious and wounded, to the gate of Minas Tirith? How did he come to be the only survivor? And what happened to him in the Houses of Healing?
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Faramir, Orcs/Uruk-Hai
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama
Warnings: Torture
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4093 Read Count: 2648
Published: Apr 22 2006 Updated: Apr 22 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 Reviewer: Ria Signed
Excellent! One thing I do like from the movie-verse is the moment of contact when Faramir wakes up while Denethor is burning . . . you melded the book-verse depth of Faramir nicely with the dramatic events of the movie.

RS
Date: Apr 22 2006
Summary: A newcomer with a perchance for Feanorís treasure chest arrives in Mandos and decides to appropriate Feanor's rooms for himself and kill anyone who tries to resist him. Thankfully, everyone already is dead. Still, what with an oxygen-deprived Elf as an assistant, an idle wife, and a vain overlord! What's a Vala of the Dead supposed to do?
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Eonwe, Feanor, Gwindor, Namo / Mandos, Smaug
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4221 Read Count: 2643
Published: Apr 26 2006 Updated: Apr 26 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Problematic Dragon Reviewer: Ria Signed
Very recognizable Smaug, but a very creative and unexpected setting. I liked it a lot. I think you probably matched the spirit of Gondor's True Queen's challenge perfectly.

RS

Author's Response: Thank you very much. *is pleased and touched*
Date: Apr 27 2006
Summary: What if Feanor had not set sail on the Telerin ships, leaving Fingolfin and his host behind, hmm?

Written for the "Canon twist" challenge at the Silmarillion Writer's Guild, this little fic raises many questions and answers none, I'm afraid.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Fingolfin, Turgon
Genres: Angst
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1449 Read Count: 2248
Published: May 01 2006 Updated: May 01 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Ria Signed
This is very clear and intriguing. I would like to find out what happens next.

RS

Author's Response: Thank you! I would like to know what happens next too. :) At any rate, it would be very different form the events in the Silmarillion.
Date: May 05 2006
Cold Iron by gythia Rated: G [Reviews - 10]
Summary: Arwen and Eowyn discuss the odd things that Men believe about elves.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Arwen
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 886 Read Count: 1529
Published: May 09 2006 Updated: May 09 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Ria Signed
This is my second time reading this witty story. I love the view of these two heroines it gives (especially Eowyn's pregnant munchies). The best part of the joke is that Arwen herself originated the myth that elves are allergic to iron.

Author's Response: thanks!
Date: Dec 07 2007
Summary: Crossover: lotr / Norse mythology / fanfic authors.
Categories: Crossovers Characters: Legolas
Genres: Humor
Warnings: Torture
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1268 Read Count: 1273
Published: May 13 2006 Updated: May 13 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Cave of Abandoned Stories Reviewer: Ria Signed
An excellent contribution to the over-myth, and you used the Legolas-Gimli friendship very charmingly.

RS

Author's Response: Thanks Ria!
Date: May 14 2006
Hand in Marriage by gythia Rated: G [Reviews - 6]
Summary: Galadriel/Celeborn het erotica, non-graphic. Set after the end of the War of the Ring.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Celeborn, Galadriel
Genres: Erotica
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1190 Read Count: 1814
Published: May 17 2006 Updated: May 17 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Hand in Marriage Reviewer: Ria Signed
Very nice picture of their relationship! There would be fascinating power issues between them, wouldn't there? I've always liked the throwaway tragedy of Celeborn's last line in the Lord of the Rings, and you addressed it excellently.

Author's Response: thanks! So glad you liked it!
Date: Apr 15 2007
Eternal Farewell by Eariel Rated: G [Reviews - 1]
Summary: The War against Sauron is over and the heir of Isildur has been rightfully crowned as the King of Gondor and Arnor. Two hands are finally joined in marriage...and the time of the departure of the Elves approaches. How will father and daughter say their farewells - their eternal farewells?
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Arwen, Elrond
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3114 Read Count: 2886
Published: May 20 2006 Updated: May 20 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Eternal Farewell Reviewer: Ria Signed
Yes, that passage in Return of the King is very tempting. I like the way you handled it -- it is a terribly sad scene, but not awash in angst-for-angst's sake.
Date: Jan 30 2007
Summary: A beautiful stranger from the U.S. enters Middle Earth. With hair and eye color that changes with the seasons and a smorgasbord of special powers, the only thing we can say is "Add to Favorites!"

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Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Legolas, Original Character, The Fellowship
Genres: Humor, Parody, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2903 Read Count: 3954
Published: Jun 20 2006 Updated: Jun 21 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 3: Scene Three Reviewer: Ria Signed
That was perfect in tone and length, and I loved all the deliberate inconsistencies. I felt bad for Notice-Everything Reader, though. Will she recover?
Date: May 16 2007
Summary: Sauron's quite return has blown Gondor into wonder and worriement so many ranger patrols have been sent out but soon , Haramir son of Darlond, discovers an orc party that seem like a spie party which ultimately leads to a chain of events that set Middle-Earth into a clamactic war of which has never seen before!
Categories: Book-verse, Crossovers Characters: Aragorn, Aragorn, Legolas, Legolas, Merry, Merry, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Original Character, Pippin, Pippin, Sam, Sam, Saruman, Saruman, Sauron, Sauron, Treebeard, Treebeard
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2200 Read Count: 3487
Published: Jun 23 2006 Updated: Jul 23 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 17: Chapter Seventeen Reviewer: Ria Signed
You have a nice touch with the characters.

RS

Author's Response: Thank you so much !I am hoping to post quite a long series about the same characters here.
Date: Oct 14 2006
Summary: A lovely romance that totally makes sense and definitely could have happened.
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: The Fellowship
Genres: Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1254 Read Count: 4791
Published: Jul 03 2006 Updated: Jul 04 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Chess Reviewer: Ria Signed
Hehehe. I particularly like the authorial inserts ("**He then goes on to describe how Chess Is Like A Battle. This is sexy. However, it goes on for longer than we thought, and we scroll down past it.**")
RS

Author's Response: haha thanks...i totally know how it feels to click on a romance fic and there be like a TON of explanations and descriptions, and you skip past them to get to the good stuff lol
Date: Oct 03 2006
Summary: The Fellowship gained an important ally on their way through Moria ... but there was a price!
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: The Fellowship
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1020 Read Count: 1345
Published: Jul 14 2006 Updated: Jul 14 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Ria Signed
That is funny. I like how you included the movie version of Scary!Galadriel, and the Sue-like changing eye colors of Movie Legolas (which continuity gaffe always irks me).
Date: Sep 30 2007
Why? by iggybaby Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: And yet another poem. this tells of Eowyn's point of view when Aragorn says he doesn't love her.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 226 Read Count: 1561
Published: Jul 24 2006 Updated: Jul 24 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Ria Signed
It's very Catullan!

Author's Response: \"Catullan\"? *takes out dictionary* ahh! I get it now. Thank you. A wonderful complement. iggybaby
Date: Jan 01 2007
Summary: Aragorn's life in short pieces: about him, the people who knew him, and/or the significance of his life. Some are funny, some are sad; some deal with great events, some are family portraits--but you will not find scenes Tolkien already wrote, such as the coronation or the betrothal at Cerin Amroth. Each drabble or vignette can stand on its own, but taken together they paint a broader portrait of the man. The stories appear in order as they would fall in Aragorn's lifetime.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Elrond, Faramir, Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf / Olorin, Gilraen, Halbarad, Legolas, Original Character, Sam
Genres: Drama, Humor, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 6186 Read Count: 19107
Published: Sep 11 2006 Updated: Jan 09 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 13: Hobbits and Husbands (Halbarad) Reviewer: Ria Signed
I really like the physical details of your stories (especially that the last one ends with a map of the Shire, which takes me back to the beginning of the Fellowship). You also chose a really interesting variety of perspectives on Aragorn.

RS

Author's Response: There will be more in this series--in fact, I doubt it will ever end! I keep thinking of more to write. Thanks for reviewing! G.A.
Date: Oct 29 2006
Summary: A brief, oneshot thing I wrote when I was feeling incredibly cross with the way things were going on Earth. Not intended to offend anyone. This has nothing to do with LOTR, sorry =)
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Horror, Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 177 Read Count: 1392
Published: Sep 24 2006 Updated: Sep 24 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: One Week Reviewer: Ria Signed
Definitely not sadistic; I'd say, cynical.
Date: Sep 30 2007
Haikus by faramiriel Rated: G [Reviews - 5]
Summary: A bunch of haikus I wrote about various characters.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Arwen, Faramir, Frodo
Genres: Angst, General, Poetry, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 136 Read Count: 11292
Published: Sep 26 2006 Updated: Feb 04 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 8: Under the Sunlit Sky Reviewer: Ria Signed
The red binding cracks
and dust frosts the sere parchment --
but the words glow fresh.

Those are nice evocations of LOTR moments.

Author's Response: Thanks, that was cool!
Date: Jan 29 2007
Summary: Eowyn's thoughts before riding out for battle. Keep in mind that this is before she meets Faramir. Enjoy, and review!
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn
Genres: Angst, Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: Healed Emotions, Loved Always
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 160 Read Count: 1695
Published: Sep 29 2006 Updated: Sep 29 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: My Heart Cries Out Reviewer: Ria Signed
Very nice. I share your fondness for Eowyn and Faramir.

RS

Author's Response: Thanks!
Date: Oct 25 2006