Penname: Esteliel [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 14/10/04
Membership status: Member
I have taken my stories (and the 120 000 hits they generated) from the archive due to the recent buy-out. My stories are something I post for free, as a gift to the fandom that gifts me with so many wonderful stories, comments and discussions in return. I am very, very uncomfortable at the thought of being treated as nothing but content to make a profit from by a company that does not understand fandom at all.
For those who are in search of a new archive, contact me if you need an invite code to the Archive Of Our Own.

All my stories can now be found at the following archive:

I have a profile at Fanlore which I always keep up to date on where to find me on the web:

I am also on Livejournal: and Dreamwidth: and keep all my stories up to date at the Archive Of Our Own:

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Reviews by Esteliel
Summary: An essay describing how I came to Tolkien and the role it played in my childhood. Round Robin - please do add your own thoughts and experiences!
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11572 Read Count: 8058
[Report This] Published: 12/05/09 Updated: 02/06/09
Reviewer: Esteliel Signed
Date: 15/05/09 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3 ~ And the doors in my mind swung open...

I'm so glad that somehow you wound up finding my story and this site through this - I couldn't imagine any higher praise than knowing that someone whose stories and characters I love and admire found her way to fanfic through me!

Despite the troubles one can sometimes find in fandom, for me the positive experiences vastly outnumber the negative ones - reading (and writig) fanfic or just talking about Tolkien's work is something that gives me a lot of pleasure and joy, more than any other fandom I've ever been in, and I hope that will never stop. (I can't imagine it will - there is somehow *more* to Tolkien than there ever was in any other fandoms I've been in. :))