Penname: Ariel [Contact] Real name: Ariel
Member Since: 10/10/04
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I've been writing fanfiction on and off for nearly 30 years and publishing non-fiction research and essays for 15. I have been a fan of these books since I first read them at the age of 14 and, though I enjoyed the films immensely, I will forever love the characters as I saw them first, in text and in my mind's eye.
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Summary: “It is not to be wondered at that he became very unpopular . . . they called him Gollum, and cursed him, and told him to go far away; and his grandmother, desiring peace, expelled him from the family and turned him out of her hole.” – Gandalf, FotR
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Original Character, Other, Gollum
Genres: Horror, Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1311 Read Count: 1153
[Report This] Published: 18/03/05 Updated: 18/03/05
Reviewer: Ariel Signed
Date: 25/03/05 Title: Chapter 1: The Banishing of Sméagol

Ah... I do find your stories very compelling and masterfully written. Thank you for this!

Summary: Written for the HASA Challenge "Show Me Fear!" In the tradition of campfire dares and spooky stories, I give you a Harrowdale Halloween, in which Hama learns the meaning of some old tales.... Drama and fireside banter abound.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Original Character
Genres: Other
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8457 Read Count: 1246
[Report This] Published: 26/03/05 Updated: 26/03/05
Reviewer: Ariel Signed
Date: 28/03/06 Title: Chapter 1: Gastings Night

I read this one ages ago and don't think I ever reviewed it - wonderfully atmospheric and detailed - an elegant read. Thank you.

Author's Response: Hi Ariel, I\'m glad you enjoyed the story. I had a lot of fun writing it, so it makes my day to hear how readers reacted to it. Dwim

Threshold by Mechtild Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 3]
Summary: As Frodo grows up, so does his childhood affection for a grown-up friend. Adolescent desire becomes passion, and passion deepens into love.

Note: Chapter ratings vary from mild Mature to Adult; somewhat explicit but not tasteless or extraneous.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Bilbo, Frodo
Genres: Drama, Erotica, Romance
Warnings: Graphic Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 132986 Read Count: 12108
[Report This] Published: 13/02/06 Updated: 27/06/06
Reviewer: Ariel Signed
Date: 16/02/06 Title: Chapter 12: In the Morning Light

*Contented sigh* See? And I wasn't even the first to review. *Grin* As I have told you many times before, this is a lovely story with a hook for those of us with a few more years on us that most fanfiction stories can't achieve. It's a compelling and surprisingly real feeling story, brings me 'in' to their world by providing a heroine that sounds a lot like what looks back at me from the mirror each morning. *Grin* I like Rosamunda very much and I hope to see this story complete someday.

Courtly Love by gythia Rated: R [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Aragorn as an inexperienced youth, with vastly more experienced Arwen.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen
Genres: Romance, Erotica
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5608 Read Count: 9666
[Report This] Published: 23/02/06 Updated: 24/02/06
Reviewer: Ariel Signed
Date: 10/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: Imladris

Very compelling! I look forward to seeing what you do with it! (and good for you, Aragorn!) *snicker*

Nine For Mortal Men by gythia Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 32]
Summary: What happened to the Nine Rings?
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Merry, Original Character, Pippin, Sam, Aragorn, Frodo
Genres: Drama, Horror, Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 36366 Read Count: 12389
[Report This] Published: 25/02/06 Updated: 19/03/06
Reviewer: Ariel Signed
Date: 01/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: part one

Finally get a chance to come back and review this! I really like it! You've got a Frodo with cojones! Yeah! I get so tired of fanfic's 'wimpy Frodo' - and while I wonder at him giving the rings to Pippin without worrying more about his cousin, you are absolutely right, there's no one else who could take them. Luckily they've got a retinue this time - with dancing girls! LOL! Pip would love that! I am going to enjoy this, I can tell. Angst and cojones and you write well. I am looking forward to reading the rest of this!

Author's Response: Thanks Ariel! (grins) hope you like the rest too.

Reviewer: Ariel Signed
Date: 01/04/06 Title: Chapter 2: Part Two

I can't tell you how nice it is to see a strong Frodo. Maybe it's the genres I read, but I've read so many where he is treated like a child, or a wuss or an invalid that seeing your portrayal is a breath of fresh air. Very nicely done.

Reviewer: Ariel Signed
Date: 02/04/06 Title: Chapter 3: part three

Hoping I can read more than a chapter tomorrow - I love your combination of very hobbitish humor with deceptively sinister angst. It's chilling. Thank you!

Reviewer: Ariel Signed
Date: 02/04/06 Title: Chapter 5: Part Five

This is a very interesting concept and your mastery of canon supports it perfectly. I also like that you have made all of the characters sympathetic - not sacrificed one to make your storyline work, if you know what I mean. I like that!

Reviewer: Ariel Signed
Date: 02/04/06 Title: Chapter 6: Part Six

Ooo! Frodo has indeed become the 'Diminutive Dark Lord' eh? I like this twist and am very eager to see what you have done with this!

Reviewer: Ariel Signed
Date: 02/04/06 Title: Chapter 7: Part Seven

Eeep! Not Aragorn too! *bites nails!* This is absolutely gripping. I think I am going to be recommending this on a fanfiction group I belong to. It's very good.

Reviewer: Ariel Signed
Date: 02/04/06 Title: Chapter 8: Part Eight

oo! Again! And I like how your Pippin is a grown up, with a little bit of a darker streak than Tolkien gave him, but I find that quite credible considering the context. Pip was the one who lied to Uglúk iniitially, right? Very credible indeed.

Reviewer: Ariel Signed
Date: 02/04/06 Title: Chapter 9: Part Nine

Gads, he's calm about that! Though, as you've read my 'In the Dark' you know I think Frodo must have thought this too. What a glib proclamation from the little guy!

Reviewer: Ariel Signed
Date: 02/04/06 Title: Chapter 10: Part Ten

eeP! NO! Don't do it, Pip! Ai! Too late!

Reviewer: Ariel Signed
Date: 02/04/06 Title: Chapter 11: Part Eleven

Whew! That was lucky! I hope Pip is not permanently damaged though!

Reviewer: Ariel Signed
Date: 02/04/06 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter Twelve

You getum, Merry! hehehe!

Reviewer: Ariel Signed
Date: 02/04/06 Title: Chapter 13: Part Thirteen

oo! I'd smack those silly soldiers silly! Grr... Faramir needs to slam some sense into their heads!

Reviewer: Ariel Signed
Date: 02/04/06 Title: Chapter 14: Part Fourteen

eep! Poor Pip! Again! LOL! I do think the Pippin Healers group would enjoy this one. Hehehe!

Author's Response: ooh, there\'s a group devoted to Pippin? Is there a cache of stories to read? Can I join, huh huh huh?

Reviewer: Ariel Signed
Date: 02/04/06 Title: Chapter 15: Part Fifteen

Hmm... a decided pickle. I am curious to see how you got Pippin back (which you will, hopefully!).

Reviewer: Ariel Signed
Date: 02/04/06 Title: Chapter 16: Part Sixteen

Hehehe! Pip trumps all! I'm more of a Frodo fan, but Pip is a definite second fav. It's nice to see someone write him in such a way that he is not a fool, simple or a child. Thank you!

Reviewer: Ariel Signed
Date: 02/04/06 Title: Chapter 17: Part Seventeen

LOL! Cute!