Penname: elfenears [Contact] Real name: Abi
Member Since: 29/11/06
Membership status: Member

24 year old yorkshire lass living in leeds.

I love LOTR and any thing to do with it, have read most of Tolkien's works many times and love them in all forms. Am a fan of the the books,movies and even the stage musical.

I will read just about anything but not too keen on slash unless it is very well written and romantic.

I love the elves of Middle earth, my faves being legolas, glorfindel, haldir, elrond, the twins, actually all of them.

Getting around to posting my stories, takes more confidence than i realised!!

Truly believe some of the fanfiction authors are better than some published ones!!

Favourite author other than the ones on this site - J.R.R Tolkien, Eoin Colfer, Katherine Langrish, Cornelia Funke, JK Rowling, Maria.v.Snyder, Anne Sewell, Brandon Sanderson, Kristen Cashore, Jane Austen, Emily Bronte and many more, I will read just about anything :)

favourite quotes

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return--- Moulin Rouge

Sons of gondor, of rohan, my brothers. i see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. a day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. an hour of wolves and shattered shields when the age of men comes crashing down! but it is not this day! this day we fight!!! for all that you hold dear, on this good earth i bid you stand men on the west!!! -- Aragorn LOTR ROTK

“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” - Romeo Montague

"let this remind you why you once feared the dark" ------ prince nuada --- hellboy 2

"you were made to be ruled" Loki god of mischief, avengers.

There is a link to my deviantart page if anybody wants to take a look.

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This is the continuing saga of a 36 year old female soldier who finds herself in Middle Earth during The Return of the King. This is part three of a series which will follow the plot of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings books. She is not a tenth walker and the events as written by Professor Tolkien will not be rewritten to accommodate her. Her part in the story and her interactions with the main characters will occur in places and times that Tolkien did not include in his writings.

I claim ownership of none of J.R.R. Tolkien's original plot or characters; however, Elaura and her story Typically Atypical are Copyrighted © 2006.

Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Asfaloth, Aule, Beorn, Beregond, Bergil, Blue Wizards, Celeborn, Celebrían, Dain Ironfoot, Denethor, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Erestor, Faramir, Feanor, Galadriel, Glóin, Glorfindel, Gollum, Gríma, Gwaihir, Halbarad, Haldir, Imrahil, Ioreth, Landroval, Lindir, Lothiriel, Maglor, Manwe, Mouth of Sauron, Namo / Mandos, Nazgûl, Original Character, Oromë, Orophin, Other Canon Character, Radagast, Rúmil, Saruman, Sauron, The Fellowship, Théoden, Théodred, Thranduil, Treebeard, Vaire, Yavanna
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fantasy, General, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Other, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death, Violence
Series: Typically Atypical
Chapters: 127 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1589851 Read Count: 249660
[Report This] Published: 20/11/06 Updated: 25/08/09
Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Date: 12/06/07 Title: Chapter 43: Paradigm Shifts pt. I

lovely chapter as usual. i think you have gotten better and better as this story progresses and you have me hooked from the first sentence and me wanting to see the email telling me you have updated.
thanks for writing such a brilliant story and keep up the good work.
rawnel and colotur awww old love not young love sweet.
update again soon loving it x

Author's Response: Thank you! Chapter 44 is up and I\'m about through with chapter 45. It took a dark turn which surprissed me, but at least I never get bored.

I\'m glad you\'re still enjoying the story. Thanks for the review and all your support.

Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Date: 15/06/07 Title: Chapter 44: Paradigm Shifts pt. II

wonderful chapter
i like the description of elaura's powers. i love how you have portrayed legolas's character and their relationship.
thanks for writing and update again soon

Author's Response: Thank you. Legolas\' character changes over time, in the next chapter he grows a little more. I guess in a life that lasts thousands of years you can get into a bit of a rut and it takes someone or something new to jump start the learning process.

I\'ll try to get 45 up tonight, but I\'m having a little problem getting enough sleep and I\'m always wary of posting something I wrote when I was not fully conscious. 8-)

Thanks for the review!

Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Date: 05/07/07 Title: Chapter 47: Borneithel of Gondor

thanks for updating, good timing i'll take it as a birthday present lol. this was a brilliant chapter and i continue to love your story update again soon

Author's Response: Happy Birthday! I\'m a cancer too. I\'ll be 37 on July 15th. I\'m sorry it took me so long to post 47, it was ready a week ago, but I couldn\'t think of a title. Then I realized I had two copies of it and I posted the wrong one. You may want to re-read it, just in case you read the wrong one.

Thanks for the review, and again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Date: 09/07/07 Title: Chapter 49: Elaura Von Frankenstein

really cool chapter, the house is really interesting espiecially the cellar part, i always like a bit of gruesome in a chapter lol. i loved the character of Taeniôn, i hope we see more of him in the future. thanks for writing keep it up

Author's Response: I\'m glad you liked it. We\'ll definitely be seeing more of Taeniôn, he\'s too much fun to leave in the wings. I hope Legolas isn\'t weirded out by the stuff downstairs, but somwhow I think he\'ll understand. After all, he\'s got a bit of goth in him, too.

Thanks for the review.

Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Date: 12/07/07 Title: Chapter 50: The Difference between Fiend and Friend . . .

another wonderful chapter
keep up the good work
of to work so sorry about the short review

Author's Response: Thank you. I appreciate you taking time to review, even when you\'re in a hurry. There will be some surprises for Elaura coming. She may have some new talents, but luckily she can\'t see the future.

Thanks for the review!

Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Date: 17/07/07 Title: Chapter 52: Milk and Cookies and Other After School Surprises

ee that was such a good chapter, given me all warm fuzzy feeling with all the elves accepting legolas and elaura. i like the way thranduil is portrayed in this, different than most. thank you again fr wonderful writing and update again soon

Author's Response: I don\'t know why, but Thranduil has always been one of my favorite characters . . . maybe I have a bit of an Electra Complex. He\'s got all of Legolas\' strength and beauty and a dark, serious streak that just begs to be investigated. I never pictured him as mean, just shrewd.

Thanks for the review, glad you liked the chapter!

Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Date: 20/07/07 Title: Chapter 53: A Day in the Life of a Princess

amazed once again by your story, you put so much detail which helps me create in my imagination a picture. everytime i dont think you can get better you do in some littel way and makes it even more enjoyable to read your story. i love the characters and how you portray everyone, you bring a new twist to even the most done concept.

by the way i hope you had a nice bd beause i forgot to put that in my last review.
one last thing, you had me laughing all day at the thought of a hundred caffinated dwarves running about, pity we dont have a few of those at work things would get done alot faster though gimli doesnt seem fond of horses so i dont know
anyway thanks for writing and i eagerly await the next update

Author's Response: Gimli would just need a horse that\'s a little shorter so he wouldn\'t have to ask for help getting into the saddle.

I did have a nice birthday. Just sat at home and wrote; exactly what I wanted to do.

I\'m glad you\'re enjoying the story. Early on one of the most common suggestions I got was to add more detail and set the scenes better. I listened. Thanks for mentioning the \"done concept\" thing. I know some of my major plot themes have been done over and over, but I like to think nothing can truly be original except the way you present it. It really frees your mind when you aren\'t always trying NOT to do something or other (another thing my reviewers helped me learn).

Thanks for the review.

Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Date: 22/07/07 Title: Chapter 54: Peacocks and Chameleons

that was another great chapter especially the end bit, genius where do your ideas come from.
also i want to look after thranduil, he is wonderful in this. thanks for writing and i cannot wait for the next chapter.

Author's Response: My ideas come from the voices in my head and they always surprise me. Glad you are still enjoying it. You can look after Thranduil all you want, I\'ve got a great pic of him and Legolas.

Thanks for the review, hope you like the next chapter.

Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Date: 24/07/07 Title: Chapter 55: And the New Defence Against the Dark Arts Teacher is . . . *

very cool chapter, really well written and detailed again. elaura seriously kicks ass, i thought she had become soft without the fighting but she was very cool in this chapter. keep up the good work and updating so fast, its really good to read your work so often. x

Author's Response: She did get a little soft after her accident, but she\'s worrking on it. The next two chapters promise to be exciting. Hope you like them.

Thanks for the review.

Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Date: 30/07/07 Title: Chapter 57: Riders on the Storm*

very good chapter, i'm liking the monsters and fighting but also the sweet moments well mixed up together.
i just got bck from london, the stage show was amazing, go to to see some of the clips if you like but interestingly legolas has dark hair in the show so i guess they took the other view. thanks for writing update again soon

Author's Response: I\'m so jealous! I can\'t see how you could force the whole story into one play, but I\'d love to see how they did it. I\'ll check out that site. Thanks for the review, hope you like the next chapter.

Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Date: 03/08/07 Title: Chapter 58: An Elven Paradox

another wonderful chapter, lots of elven hugging going around which is always good. i have a question, where are the twins going to be born eryn lasgalen or minas tirith or have you not planned that far ahead. thanks for writing and hope you update again soon

Author's Response: Thank you. The babies will be born in Eryn Lasgalen. Elaura and Legolas will go with the others to escort Theoden\'s body back to Rohan and they will go with Gimli to see the Glittering Caves. The three of them will part from the rest of the company at Fangorn Forest and find their own way back to Thranduil\'s palace. That\'s the plan anyway. I never really know for sure. Glad you are enjoying the story, thanks for the review!

Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Date: 08/08/07 Title: Chapter 59: Granny Goes to Market

wonderful chapter, love the interactions between all the characters and legolas and thranduil teasing elaura. thanks for writing and update again soon, by the way will elaura get to beat saruman again in the next chapter?.

Author's Response: Glad you liked it. It was more fun to write than the next one. SHe doesn\'t meet Saruman again yet, but she does get to talk to an old \'friend\'. Hope you like it.

Thanks for the feedback!

Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Date: 12/08/07 Title: Chapter 60: Through the Eyes of an Elf

a wonderful chapter, i loved seeing it from legolas's point of view. okinawa sounds interesting, i'd love to go there sometime.
i actually feel sorry for melkor at this point the teletubbies always freaked me out for some reason. well thanks for writing i have to go now to a scarecrow festival, wonderful english madness lol
hope you update again soon

Author's Response: It is. Teletubbies are a guilty little secret of mine; that and Bear in the Big Blue House. I guess they are designed to be sweet and soothing and it works on me.

Okinawa is beautiful and very interesting. I know you said you had a good time at the festival, I would have loved to see the Jack Sparrow one, myself. Johnny Depp is another of my guilty pleasures.

Sorry I haven\'t updated in a while; it\'s been a crazy week here. I\'m sure it\'ll calm down soon. It had better, because work is burning me out. Thanks for the review!

Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Date: 24/08/07 Title: Chapter 61: Silly Elves, Tricks are for Kids

really good chapter, better and better as you go along. i thought thranduil and legolas would get singed too there for a moment lol. thnaks for writing keep up the amazing work and update soon

Author's Response: I think CHapter 62 is ready. I may post it before proofreading, just to get it out there, but you\'ll have to forgive the mistakes. I have to go to work soon and I don\'t want to put it off.

Glad you liked 61, I really appreciate the fact you are still reading and reviewing!

Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Date: 29/08/07 Title: Chapter 62: Elaura, Elves, and One Entwife to Go

oh wow this was a awesome chapter, i would love to be part of something like that. and wandlimb at the end very nice.

thanks for writing even though you said you have been busy with work it is most deffinatly appreciated and enjoyed.

Author's Response:

Thank you, thank you.  I'm just about ready to post the next chapter.

Thanks for the feedback!

Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Date: 09/09/07 Title: Chapter 63: Rest and Relaxation

aww such a lovely chapter. well written and really enjoyable. thanks for writing update soon

Author's Response: Goodness I\'ve really gotten behind in my responses. I\'m so sorry. I finally got another two chapters up. I\'m glad you enjoyed this one.\r\nThanks for the review!

Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Date: 22/09/07 Title: Chapter 64: The Wizards’ Club

great chapter, worth the wait. i love the decription of all the different wizards minds very interesting. i think the wizards robes are very cool, i want one if i could use it.
thanks for writing, very much appreciated.
ps greetings from scotland, thats where i currently am, so virtual haggis for all lol.

Author's Response: Those robes get better and better, too. Hope you\'re having a good time in Scotland. I\'ve always wanted to visit. Take care and thank you for taking the time to review even when you\'re out and about!

Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Date: 02/10/07 Title: Chapter 65: Does Tom Have a Brother?

great chapter. i loved the bit with the other bombadil and also the idea of the wizards argueing, i would leave them there for a while to see if they kept at it lol. thanks for writing.

Author's Response: I wish Elaura had been able to stand by and hear what it was they were arguing about. Maybe Gandalf will fill her in sometime. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reviewing!

Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Date: 02/10/07 Title: Chapter 66: Once More Unto the Breach*

thanks so much another chapter or at least the continuation of the last one. thanks for writing even though you dont have much time.

Author's Response: Even when I don\'t have time they hound me until i make time . . . the characters, I mean. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Date: 07/10/07 Title: Chapter 67: Storm Front

such a good chapter thanks you so much. every detail is thought of and explained really well. i am definatley addicted to your story, hope you continue for a very long time.

Author's Response: Thank you! I\'m enjoying writing it, too. As always, I\'m learning a lot about the characters as we go along. I\'m glad you enjoy the details, it makes for a longer story, but if you like it, who am I to argue. If I were to publish (which obviously I couldn\'t without permission from the Tolkien estate), I would probably have to break it down into smaller books, but since this is the internet, I\'m happy with it the way things are.

\r\nThanks again for the review!