Penname: Elaura [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 18/06/06
Membership status: Member
Bio:
I am 43 years old. There, that's my age statement.


There seems to be a problem with the series page on this site, or it may just be something peculiar to my browsing experience, but all three books are still a part of Typically Atypical. Don't know what's going on, but when I look at the page, all I get are Books One and Three and the summaries are both in bold text. Oh well.


Tuesday, 22 July 2008: I'd like to make a request of any artists who are reading my stories. I have absolutely no artistic talent (unless you consider writing an art and believe I'm have a talent for it) and I would like to see how what I have written looks in the reader's mind. If anyone is interested in drawing, sketching, or painting anything unique to my stories, I'd love to see it.


Tuesday, 18 August, 2009: I am currently editing Typically Atypical, Book Three. Some of the changes should be readily apparent, such as removal of superfluous Chapter and End Notes and placing alternate titles in the Chapter Notes to keep the chapter title bar from going off into eternity on some browsers. Some of the changes are not as apparent, for one, I have changed the timeline of the coming Battle of Castle Amlug. In a dream sequence, Elaura indicates the battle will take place less than five years after the destruction of the ring. I found this to be too soon and changed it to *ten* years. Continuity should not be affected.


Other changes were minor, such as making capitalization and grammar a bit more consistent and fixing typos. Please continue to let me know if you spot any errors I've missed.


If the site setup permits, I hope to eventually do a minor format change to Books One and Two and break Book Three into volumes.


08 May 2010 - Good Lord! I can't believe it's been so long. Let me start by saying I recently met a man, fell in love, and got married. What does this mean to my writing? It means good things. Oddly enough, I got stuck when it came to writing about married couples. My only personal experience with marriage when I started writing about it wasn't good. Now, I feel I am better prepared to write about this subject. Without spoiling anything for anyone, I will say that I am still alive, still here, and intend to resume posting very soon. I won't promise a date, but I will finish Book 3 and continue on with the story. I am deeply sorry for being away so long and I promise to answer my reviews soon as well. Hope everyone else is enjoying life as much as I am. See you soon!


22 October 2010 Ė Oh dear, it looks like I was a bit too optimistic about my time frames. I think Iím going to stop making promises I canít be sure I can fulfill. I am still happily married, but my husband doesnít know me as an author. There may be some static when I really get back into writing as he is unused to me locking myself away at all hours of the day and night to get it out of my head.

In addition, I now have a laptop computer rather than a desktop. I did save my custom dictionary and auto-replace databases, but Iím having to get used to a new version of Microsoft Office.

There are always new things popping up in oneís life to interfere, but I wonít bore you with a great long list. What Iím trying to say is, as soon as I can get to a quiet place in my life, both physically and mentally, I will finish Book 3 and continue Typical Atypical.


Thank you for reading.
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A Little Night Music by Ariel Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 11]
Summary: Sam and his Rosie in a rare moment to themselves.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Rosie, Sam
Genres: Romance, Erotica
Warnings: Graphic Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4519 Read Count: 4447
[Report This] Published: 10/10/04 Updated: 10/10/04
Reviewer: Elaura Signed
Date: 21/07/06 Title: Chapter 1: A Little Night Music

Beautiful. So little literature bothers with the love of a man and wife, and even less the love of Hobbits. You captured Sam and Rosie wonderfully.

Author's Response: Thank you! I know exactly what you mean. Maybe that is why I like writing husbands and wives so much; no one else does it. I\'m a married woman myself, with kids, it is the kind of life I know best. Maybe most people think married life is boring, but I don\'t think anything could be further from the truth. If you enjoy such fics, I have also written a Merry/Estella called \'Starlight at Eventide\' that details a troubled time in their marriage and how, with Aragorn and Arwen\'s help, they overcame it. If you think hobbit romance gets short changed, poor Merry and his lady are even more so! (Tolks didn\'t even mention their children!) I am pleased you took the time to let me know that you enjoyed this piece.

Summary: Two years after the Ring War, Faramir holds a Grand Tournament in Osgiliath to draw the strength of foreign knights to Gondor.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Legolas, Thranduil, Aragorn, Arwen, Beregond, Faramir, Gimli
Genres: Action/Adventure, Mystery
Warnings: None
Series: The Green Knight
Chapters: 38 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 159423 Read Count: 38890
[Report This] Published: 10/10/04 Updated: 11/10/04
Reviewer: Elaura Signed
Date: 25/06/06 Title: Chapter 1: Bandobras of the Shire

I can't help but read all your works feverishly, as I did the books of Tolkein. thank you for letting me into your Arda. I pray for your helath and happiness.

Summary: Letters written to, by, and about Legolas, Lord of Dol Galenehtar.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Legolas
Genres: Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: The Green Knight
Chapters: 46 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 75264 Read Count: 35800
[Report This] Published: 15/10/04 Updated: 10/11/04
Reviewer: Elaura Signed
Date: 29/06/06 Title: Chapter 1: 1

My dear authoress. I simply love your writings. Your Middle Earth is a joy to immerse myself in. One suggestion, please take it or leave it as you see fit. For imbeciles such as myself, who fail to notice the chronological dates which you have written your wonderful tales, perhaps you might place in the titles of your works some sequence number . . . or mayhaps even something simple such as: "Read this one first you dunce!" Simply because I had the misfortune of reading one or two out of sequence and lost a bit of the thread of conciousness as it were. My own fault of course, but when I first navigated this site I was encountering your works by title instead of by author as I now do. The only one that truly disappointed me when I found I had read it out of sequence is this one. As I am now hanging on your every word regarding The Heir of Meduseld and waiting with baited breath the next chapter, I find that I should have read this one before moving on to that one. It's a bit disconcerting reading these letters, knowing as I do that poor Bandy is now continuing in the unhappy task of searching for his Master's remains. It has taken some of the joy from reading this correspondence. On the other hand, it has given me somthing to read as I await the arrival of the next chapter in the Riddermark. Your faithful reader,
Elaura

Reviewer: Elaura Signed
Date: 30/06/06 Title: Chapter 6: 6

You truly must be wrought of the same stuff as Master Tolkein. Could you possibly have conceived when you wrote of Legolas considering entry into the tournament that it would result in such close political and emotional ties with the Knights of Gondor? You have a deep understanding of the love and loyalty between warriors. I even see precursors to the Legolas of the Pottymouth series as well as the seeds of his relationship with ...owyn. Perhaps I lose myself too entirely in your fanstasies, but it soothes my soul to do so. To soothe your nerves I must tell you, although I love your world, I am merely a safe, sane (mostly) soldier in a faraway land enjoying the respite your writings give me. You have rekindled my imagination and it keeps me company. I would like to meet you someday and discuss your lovely world face to face, but I am in Japan and it is not likely. For what it's worth, I too am on the back side of 35 and have been in better health, though the army has yet to find cause to kick me out.

Reviewer: Elaura Signed
Date: 30/06/06 Title: Chapter 11: 11

I am sure you are weary of my flattery, but I must tell you your writing moves me to tears and laughter and to anger and satisfation as well. Such a talent you have! It is not a simple thing to move an old soldier to such emotion, but it is a blessed relief to feel it, alone.

Reviewer: Elaura Signed
Date: 30/06/06 Title: Chapter 46: 46

Thank you authoress.

Orli's Hot Date by Lostiawen Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Orli finally gets a date with Viggo. ..but things don¬īt turn out as well as he had hoped.
Categories: Actor Slash
Characters: Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen
Genres: Erotica, Humor
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing), Graphic Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8309 Read Count: 2552
[Report This] Published: 15/11/04 Updated: 15/11/04
Reviewer: Elaura Signed
Date: 20/07/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

That is the most hilarious cock-up of a first date I have EVER heard! It even beats some of mine. And to think it could've happened to two of the most beautiful men on the planet! EGADS! I needed that belly laugh!

Author's Response: Hee! Thank you so much, I\'m glad that I was able to brighten your day. (and I suck for not responding.)

Lost by Khylaren Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 24]
Summary: HET and SLASH: Erin Smith goes camping in the wilderness of the Olympic National park, and wakes up on the plains of Rohan, meeting Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas as they track the Uruk-Hai. Is she there for a reason, or did the Valar play a cruel prank?
Categories: Movie-verse, Lord of the Rings Slash
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Celeborn, Elladan, Elrohir, Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Haldir, Legolas, Original Character, Orophin, Other, Pippin, Sam
Genres: Action/Adventure, Erotica, Humor, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Graphic Sex, Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 106626 Read Count: 22418
[Report This] Published: 19/11/04 Updated: 30/11/04
Reviewer: Elaura Signed
Date: 18/07/06 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

Brilliant! I love the compassion you have portrayed in Tolkein's characters. Not so much a Mary Sue as what anyone whould feel in such a situation. Staying true to what one might expect from Middle Earth despite such a random roll of the dice.

Reviewer: Elaura Signed
Date: 18/07/06 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

Sweet author! I've always hated the way Haldir met his end. Thank you for giving me hope for him.

Reviewer: Elaura Signed
Date: 18/07/06 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7

um... gasp...but happily so

Donna Nobis Pacem by Anais Rated: G [Reviews - 7]
Summary: An overly-long drabble inspired by one of my "favourite" genres of Tolkien "spin-offs" floating around. One of the first confrontations between sarcastic elitists and perfect creatures...
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Original Character, Other
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 923 Read Count: 1508
[Report This] Published: 24/12/04 Updated: 24/12/04
Reviewer: Elaura Signed
Date: 23/07/06 Title: Chapter 1: Donna Nobis Pacem

perfect

A New Problem by Calanthriel Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 15]
Summary: The Fellowship has been up against Sauron and Mary-Sue. They have faced Torture and countless 10th Walker stories. Now something completly unpresidented rears it's head. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Also on Fanfiction.Net under the pen name Nathalia Potter
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf / Olorin, Boromir, Faramir, Original Character
Genres: Romance, Action/Adventure, Humor, General
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 43940 Read Count: 26018
[Report This] Published: 29/01/05 Updated: 20/03/05
Reviewer: Elaura Signed
Date: 31/07/06 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter Three

very clever so far. Nice change of pace. You are obviously writing from personal experience of some kind.

Reviewer: Elaura Signed
Date: 31/07/06 Title: Chapter 20: Epilogue

Fantastic! But what happened to Sarah, Alice and Bella? I know Bella was there, but if Natasha died . . . and again, Gandalf fled before sending Alice and Sarah back, didn't he?

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: 2300
[Report This] Published: 24/02/05 Updated: 24/02/05
Reviewer: Elaura Signed
Date: 15/07/06 Title: Chapter 1: And Now For Something Completely Different

Funny as hell! Does that mean I'm sick? Yeah, I guess it does.

Summary: The heirless king of Rohan requests of his sister her firstborn son to succeed him on the throne of Meduseld.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Legolas, Lothiriel, Original Character, Faramir, Gimli
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: None
Series: The Green Knight
Chapters: 31 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 187438 Read Count: 24778
[Report This] Published: 26/09/05 Updated: 02/01/07
Reviewer: Elaura Signed
Date: 27/06/06 Title: Chapter 4: First Breakfast

You have the same values as I, obviously. The respect due a mother is paramount. Pearl is obviously an extension of your own personality, wise and kind. Are you getting tired of my flattery yet?

Author's Response: *deep blush* Wise, kind, and a sucker for a pretty face, maybe!

Reviewer: Elaura Signed
Date: 29/06/06 Title: Chapter 20: Chapter 20. Tamin Rumilion

it is truly torture waiting for the next chapter. I've never been patient . . . aaahh!

Author's Response: There, three chapters at once ... will that hold you for a while? ;-)

Back to New Zealand by Elen Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 7]
Summary: When R.o.t.K. has its premiere the fellowship needs to be there but something isn't going the way Orlando or Viggo had planed. Viggo/Orlando
Categories: Actor Slash
Characters: Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Other, Viggo Mortensen, Ian Mckellen
Genres: Romance, Erotica, Humor
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing), Graphic Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 14434 Read Count: 5193
[Report This] Published: 29/10/05 Updated: 05/12/05
Reviewer: Elaura Signed
Date: 15/07/06 Title: Chapter 2: Part Two - B's return

Is it my mistake or was this story marked complete?

Reviewer: Elaura Signed
Date: 15/07/06 Title: Chapter 2: Part Two - B's return

Is it my mistake or was this story marked complete?

Reviewer: Elaura Signed
Date: 15/07/06 Title: Chapter 1: Part one - The flight

OK, I goofed. And now for some reason, instead of letting me delete my post and hide my shame I've double it, maybe even tripled it. Sorry. Great story, though. Loved it when Liv got tossed aside, I like her, and Arwen, but I'm just a little twisted when it comes to Orlando and Viggo.

Author's Response: Glad you like it... I like Liv and Arwen too, but I just wanted someone to mess things up, and she was the best for it :)

Summary: Four young women of Earth die and are reformed in a world unlike anything they may have expected to find in the afterlife. It is not a pleasant place, beset with large spiders, monsters, and rude men with pointy ears. Who will realize the Truth before it kills them (again)? Metafanfition; Harry Potter, Star Wars, Matrix, and Anime (heavily of InuYasha).
Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Legolas, Thranduil
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 65243 Read Count: 20526
[Report This] Published: 10/12/05 Updated: 15/07/07
Reviewer: Elaura Signed
Date: 29/09/06 Title: Chapter 8: Screams in the Dark

HILARIOUS! Loved "Pointy ears fell with style"! Bishounen too! I'm in Okinawa and you've hit Yumiko right on the mark!

Author's Response: How I miss Japan! Okinawa you say? I was in Yukosuka, with Camp Adventure as it were. Good times. Don\'t miss my barracks, but how I miss the mountains of Hakone and the Senjenken gardens. Every summer I get a craving for tempora, but what I\'ve tasted here in the states doesn\'t compare to the hole-in-the-wall family run restaurants. The taste still lingers. By all means, continue reading and sending me reviews! The fine songline circle they walk is closing in. This story literally *needs* readers for fuel, I am not ashamed to admit. At least I can promise you\'ll enjoy it.