Reviews by Ria
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: 1724
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: 22403
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.


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: 1546
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: 12099
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: 1958
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.


Author's Response: Thanks!
Date: Oct 24 2006
Summary: A golden-haired shieldmaiden and former captain of Gondor exchange final fairwells.

A short, yet sweet view into the lovers' final moments.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Faramir
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 468 Read Count: 1871
Published: Oct 01 2006 Updated: Oct 01 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Ria Signed
This is one of my favorite pairings as well . . . it's a lovely scene.
I read your bio info. It seems to me that a Gondorian Grammar Guard ought to be formed.


Author's Response: Amen to that, hon. A-men-to-that.
Date: Oct 08 2006
Summary: The Age of the Elves has passed; the Dominion of Men is passing. And it's just another day in Anytown, America, in the twenty-first century C.E.
Categories: Crossovers Characters: Original Character
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1624 Read Count: 1735
Published: Oct 04 2006 Updated: Oct 04 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Inheriting the Earth Reviewer: Ria Signed
Heheh. Up until the very end of the story, the name "Master Li" made me think of Li Kao of The Bridge of Birds -- then I got it at last. Master 'Li, of course. I like the idea that the Valar might not have entirely abandoned us to our own destruction.
Date: Jul 26 2007
Summary: A mother has a strange experience in the California woods.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Tom Bombadil
Genres: Angst, Mystery
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1482 Read Count: 2080
Published: Oct 09 2006 Updated: Oct 09 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Ria Signed
Since this is the second time I've read and enjoyed this story, my review is overdue. It's both cleverly constructed and canonical, though modern. I feel for Jimmy, though.

Author's Response: Poor Jimmy! He hardly deserves to be eaten by a Huorn, just for being a rude teenager. My challenge here was to write a piece with a twist at the end. I\'m glad you enjoyed it. G.A.
Date: Apr 01 2007
Summary: Follows the tradition of ROTK; Faramir and Eowyn have been given Emyn Arnen to rule, but there are still some wounds that take time to heal...
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Eowyn, Faramir
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: Rape
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1271 Read Count: 5065
Published: Oct 19 2006 Updated: Oct 19 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Picture in the Mind Reviewer: Ria Signed
Excellent! They are some of my favorite characters, and you captured them very well.
Date: Jan 25 2007
Summary: What if a very young Legolas was kidnapped in a raid on Mirkwood and grew up not knowing who he was? How would things be different? Ratting and warning for latter chapters (ie 6 and latter)
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Celebrķan, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Glorfindel
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Tragedy
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 16182 Read Count: 8502
Published: Oct 20 2006 Updated: Oct 19 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5 Pride Reviewer: Ria Signed
I like the picture of the household at Imladris you have in this chapter.

Given the story concept, you should label your story "AU".
Date: Apr 17 2007
Summary: leggy meets a fangirl in lorien when he's trying to sleep...pure OOC!
Categories: Book-verse Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 417 Read Count: 1748
Published: Oct 23 2006 Updated: Oct 23 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Ria Signed
It's a funny idea. What song is it from?

I have two notes: 1. You could easily improve the spelling. 2. Prarie is grassland, which they wouldn't have much of in Lothlorien.

Author's Response: i got the song from a song generator on the web. It\'s not mine. And as to the grassland thing, just go with me on it. Thanx for the review, and when ismy spelling ever good? Thanx again
Date: Apr 14 2007
A Calling by Anuradha Rated: R half-star [Reviews - 37]
Summary: Alan and Sarah lead normal lives. Well, as normal as you could when you are two orphans trying to make ends meet. They have no clue where they come from, or who there family is. But all that is about to change. A car crash and a spell sends then hurdling back to Middle Earth, four years before Frodo and the other hobbits leave for Rivendell. Now they must figure out what they are, and what to make of this new life. Please Read and Review!
Categories: Movie-verse, Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Arwen, Bilbo, Elrond, Legolas, The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Humor, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, Slash (same sex pairing), Torture
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 17984 Read Count: 16744
Published: Oct 28 2006 Updated: Mar 20 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Crash Reviewer: Ria Signed
I think it's fine to use a plot that others have used before -- only you will write your characters and ideas.

On a side note, you should edit your summary a little more: the spelling errors in the summary misrepresent the quality of your work.

Author's Response: thanks for the tip, i\'ll check into that.
Date: Mar 25 2007
Summary: A little fic about B&F, though more of a flash back for Faramir as he's marching out to make his last stand for Osgiliath. He reflects upon his father and now dead brother.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 712 Read Count: 1486
Published: Oct 30 2006 Updated: Oct 30 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Ria Signed
This is a great start -- I hope you continue it at some point. It could use a little typo-editing, also.
Date: Jul 02 2008
Good Night by Sivan, Adora Rated: PG [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Halloween fic. A good night is hard to come by... especially with a full moon. Princeling Legolas is the only one who senses something not quite right.

Categories: Book-verse Characters: Legolas, Thranduil
Genres: Angst, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 643 Read Count: 1887
Published: Nov 01 2006 Updated: Nov 01 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: 1/1 Reviewer: Ria Signed
Ooh, that's very dark, definitely the stuff of nightmares. Thanks for responding to the challenge so creatively.
Date: Oct 27 2007
Summary: Three vignettes from the journey of the Fellowship about the choices Aragorn must make: The Heir of Isildur discusses the Denethor situation with Gandalf; Boromir makes a discovery about a hero from Gondor's past; at Amon Hen, death takes a son of Gondor.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn, Boromir, Gandalf / Olorin
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2217 Read Count: 1501
Published: Nov 05 2006 Updated: Nov 05 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Ria Signed
This is nuanced and moving. I particularly like the idea that Boromir would feel hero worship towards Thorongil.

Author's Response: I always thought Boromir would be very serious as a student of military science, and after all, who better to study than the great Thorongil?\r\n\r\nThanks for reviewing!\r\n\r\nG.A.
Date: Feb 17 2008
O. Cruel Fate by greywing, Adora Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 32]
Summary: A reclusive, timorous botanist gets whisked unceremoniously into Middle Earth... in the form of the studliest male elf to ever walk the face of Arda. Featuring a hysterical Vaire, an unscrupulous healer, and a completely clueless Cirdan.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Glorfindel
Genres: Drama, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 18802 Read Count: 16325
Published: Nov 13 2006 Updated: Nov 02 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 11: Of Gardens and Plots Reviewer: Ria Signed
Well, I feel as giggly as Haneth to have a new chapter of OCF. I loved the description of Elrond's continuing horse troubles, and I'm impatient to discover what new complications Ellie's reimbodiment will cause.
Date: Nov 02 2007
Title: Chapter 8: Of Plots and Prey Reviewer: Ria Signed
Great chapter! It's very like the movie _Seven_Chances_, and very funny.

Author's Response: Thank you, Ria! I haven\'t seen \"Seven Chances\" though, who\'s the director?
Date: Mar 22 2007
Title: Chapter 1: A Series of Unfortunate Accidents Reviewer: Ria Signed
I don't know who the director was, but it's a Buster Keaton movie, the one where he's being chased by a horde of brides (a covey? a tantrum? What's the collective noun for brides?) It has some truly hilarious moments, far better than the Chris O'Donnell remake.

Author's Response: *winces in sympathy* I shall go look for it when I\'m back home. Thanks!
Date: Mar 23 2007
Title: Chapter 10: Intimations of Flammability Reviewer: Ria Signed
I've been waiting for this update! I love Neldor's dedication to scientific treatment. I'm sure Ellie would admire it too, if she weren't exposed to all of his experiments.

It should be "transpired" rather than "transgressed" if you mean "what happened".

Author's Response: I thank you. I must have been asleep!
Date: Apr 18 2007
Summary: ONE SHOT! As a snowball fight commences among brothers, Elrond thinks about his human son, and reflects on a neardeath situation that little Estel Aragorn went through.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Aragorn, Elladan, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrohir, Elrond, Elrond
Genres: Drama, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1585 Read Count: 2382
Published: Nov 15 2006 Updated: Nov 15 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Ada's Little Human Reviewer: Ria Signed
The interplay between the brothers is funny in this story. I found the severity of Estel's injuries quite shocking after the light tone of the beginning -- quite a surprise twist.

On a formatting note, I think you could make the story easier to read on screen by adding an extra space between paragraphs, and more friendly to this site's code by breaking up the repeated strings of characters that you use for dividers, since those sometimes cause code problems.
Date: Feb 28 2008
Summary: In the near future, as the Age of Men begins to crumble, the truth is revealed about a long-vanished world that no one, except perhaps a few, even knows existed. MEFA 2008 third-place winner, incomplete AU category.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Gandalf / Olorin, Maglor, Original Character
Genres: Drama, Mystery
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 52101 Read Count: 46449
Published: Nov 19 2006 Updated: Aug 06 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 15: The Elf's Tale Reviewer: Ria Signed
Yes! Resolution and absolution for Maglor.
Date: Jul 15 2007
Title: Chapter 7: Peredhil Reviewer: Ria Signed
Nice developments! I like the seriousness of the quest that's drawing Gandalf out.
Date: Apr 07 2007
Title: Chapter 13: Comb, Knife, and Rope Reviewer: Ria Signed
You've sustained the dramatic tension of this story, while constantly introducing new elements. It really seems epic, Jules.

Author's Response: Thank you. To me, the middle seems like an interlude.
Date: May 18 2007
Title: Chapter 16: The Betrayal Reviewer: Ria Signed
Oh, drama! I feel greatly for Maglor. It sounds as if you are planning to work in the Silmarils -- hmm . . .
Date: Aug 17 2007
Title: Chapter 20: Faris Reviewer: Ria Signed
With every chapter, you keep my interest piqued. This is a truly original tale.

Faris seems like a Faramir figure, and not only because of the coincidence of sound between their names.

Author's Response: Hmmm...this is actually the first time I noticed the similarity of their names. But yes, I wanted to make Faris into somebody like Faramir or Beleg Cuthalion--brave, loyal, and truly dedicated. He\'s meant to almost be a contrast with Robert Tilton who, despite his original enthusiasm for Gandalf\'s work, goes the wrong way about expressing his enthusiasm--i.e. ignoring his family\'s displeasure--and, in the end, loses interest completely because he feels that \"his job is done.\"
Date: Jan 27 2008