Penname: Karlmir Stonewain [Contact] Real name: Karl W. Ploran
Member Since: 23/05/07
Membership status: Member
Bio:
Born in Holyoke, Mass. Presently residing with my cats in Chester, Mass.
I am a retired tool maker. My main interests are reading, building stone walls and Lepidoptera. I also have a taste for Classical Music and Classicist paintings. My favorite artist is John William Godward.

Trivia challenge for LotR movie fans: Identify the genus and species of the silk moth which Gandalf speaks to on the top of Orthanc Tower.

I first read Lord of the Rings in 1970 while in Vietnam. At the time, I was a big fan of Sci-Fi and fantasy novels. My interest in LotR was reinvigorated by the release of Peter Jackson's films, encouraging me to read the trilogy again.

I am presently working on a Middle Earth novel, set during the decade following the War of the Ring, as well as short stories featuring original characters created for the novel.

My favorite character is Arwen.

Some favorite quotes:

"The world is my country, humanity are my bretheren, and to do good deeds is my religion."
--Thomas Paine

"The mariner does not pray for wind. He learns to sail."
--Gustav Lindborg

"There is no expedient to which man will not resort in order to avoid the necessary labor of thinking."
--Sir Joshua Reynolds

"Men fear time. Time fears the Pyramids."
--Egyptian Proverb

"If you wish to be a writer--write!"
--Epictetus

"Soldiers fight and die to advance the wealth and luxury of the great, and they are called masters of the world without having a clod of earth to call their own."
--Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus

I would like to correspond with other members. I can be reached at karlmir@verizon.net

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Reviews by Karlmir Stonewain
Worlds Collide by Ellenflower Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 11]
Summary: Possible Mary Sue, AU, non-canon, gratuitus smut, poor spelling, and everything Tolkien would hate. I write to gratify my need for elf romance and to pitifully complete what is missing from my life.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Haldir
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Graphic Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 9051 Read Count: 17048
[Report This] Published: 22/07/07 Updated: 06/02/11
Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Date: 18/07/08 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9

A very absorbing story. I look forward to the next chapter.

Summary: None saw Arwen’s farewell to her father in ROTK after Theoden’s funeral at Edoras. Here, following canon, is how it might have gone.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Arwen, Celebrían, Elrond
Genres: Angst, Tragedy
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death
Challenges: Deleted Scenes
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1324 Read Count: 1426
[Report This] Published: 04/08/07 Updated: 04/08/07
Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Date: 20/02/08 Title: Chapter 1: The Last Parting

I've always wondered what possibly happened to Arwen after she passed away. Good story!

Summary: All the Fellowship and a few other close friends have gathered in the Shire to celebrate little Elanor's birthday. Much fun and drinking at the Green Dragon ensues. Both Frodo and Arwen are having difficulties accepting the choices that they made. Angst in some places; Humor in others! Ever so slightly AU in places.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Celeborn, Elanor Gamgee, Eldarion, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Eowyn, Faramir, Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Haldir, Legolas, Merry, Pippin, Rosie, Rúmil, Sam
Genres: Angst, Drama, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 22053 Read Count: 7055
[Report This] Published: 23/08/07 Updated: 27/02/08
Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Date: 15/02/08 Title: Chapter 1: Sun Star

I found this to be a most charming tale, very well written. The roasted parsnip pie is probably good when eaten hot with butter, or cold with whipped cream.

Author's Response: Karlmir!\r\n\r\n I\'m so happy that you liked it! There is more to the story that I will be posting soon. I had a great deal of fun dreaming up recipes that sounded delicious and rather Hobbit-like! The roast parsnip pie with whipped cream! I hadn\'t thought of that, but it does sound good! Hmmm! Thanks for reading!! \r\n\r\nY.

Change in the Wind by Astrasse Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 2]
Summary: On their way to the gap of Rohan the fellowship bumps into a very curious half-elf. She turns out to be Aragorn’s old friend but can she be trusted?
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Gandalf / Olorin, Other Canon Character, The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Mystery
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1096 Read Count: 1398
[Report This] Published: 06/09/07 Updated: 06/09/07
Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Date: 11/11/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One

An interesting beginning, but can you pinpoint the location of the Fellowship as Kyran joins them?

Among the Great by Merry Rated: G [Reviews - 13]
Summary: The story of the last days of Merry and Pippin
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Merry
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6353 Read Count: 5404
[Report This] Published: 06/09/07 Updated: 16/02/08
Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Date: 25/12/07 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

A bittersweet tale - very well told.

Author's Response: thanks!

Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Date: 16/02/08 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

A very touching and worthy ending. I look forward to your next story.

Author's Response: Thank-you Karlmir Stonewain!

Child of Storms by Anwyn Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 25]
Summary: Twenty and five years have passed since the Great Battle on which the fate of Middle Earth teetered in delicate balance. Much of the darkness has now been purged from the lands which grow green and fertile once more.

Far into the rolling lands of the North a child was born into this time of blossoming peace, to grow as homes are once again rebuilt.

This is the first story of my original character, Anwyn which I am putting together piece by piece, Its already finished but now I am bringing it together.

Please note that this story was written cooperatively with xFanarix whose fanfic is also posted on this site.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Eldarion, Elphir, Eomer, Eowyn, Faramir
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Warnings: Incest, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 87 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 200148 Read Count: 89718
[Report This] Published: 10/09/07 Updated: 18/11/08
Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Date: 10/09/07 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue: Grief and Hope

Excellent! I'm looking forward to the next chapter.

Author's Response: Thank you very much!\r\n\r\nMuch of the story is already written but its more a matter of going back and changing any facts and making sure that it all worksm thanks again!

Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Date: 16/12/07 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 13: Into the night

This is getting exciting!
"You great twit!" Armelle is very interesting.

Author's Response: Thank you! I hope to have more of it up really soon, the story itself is complete just written elsewhere and to bring it\r\nonto here I have to make some formatting changes as well as change any little minute details.\r\nLOL, yes, Armelle is rather intresting but the characters that are a touch \"unstable\" are always fun to write ;)

Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Date: 23/03/08 Title: Chapter 36: Chapter 37: Held by bonds of love

I'm really enjoying this. Your story is complicated without being tedious.

Author's Response: Thank you very, very much! That is such a huge relief to hear, I do my best to keep things going and moving and growing, I wrote the section of the story that is going up now nearly a year ago now and then wrote my part of Fanari’s “Dark Empire” story and am now also chipping away at the story that follows that as well so that pretty much at any given point I am working away at *something* its just in a different time frame or story so I have to admit that putting this up I am going back and reading stuff because even I had forgotten some of the smaller details and I have removed small things too just so that the story flows abit better and even writing an entirely new chapter if I feel the story needs it, and while I like writing more complex plots I don’t try to make them too complex because if I end up confusing myself I can’t expect the reader to follow, lol. Thank you again, your kind words are very much appreciated :)

Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Date: 16/04/08 Title: Chapter 63: Chapter 63: Troubling Confessions

Eldarion certainly has some interesting problems with women. I'm enjoying your joint effort with xFanarix on this story.

Author's Response: lol, to be honest with you I have to date not met a single young man who *didn\'t* have an intresting problem or another\r\nwith women, So Son of Elessar or not it seemed strange to write Eldarion any other way ;) Though he does grow older\r\nin Fanari\'s Dark Empire series which carries on longer (naturally, as her characters are elven) than Anwyn\'s story but yes\r\nits kind of a tricky thing that Anwyn should just happen to be his half sister, an honest mistake all considered! Though\r\nthe attraction was something that slowly came on as the story developed. Thank you very much! I am glad you are enjoying it\r\nIts now become MUCH longer than I ever thought it would but it is in truth several shorter stories which I am putting together\r\nfor this bigger story, I could have in theory made them all smaller stories but this made more sense. Thanks for the review, It means alot! :)

Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Date: 24/06/08 Title: Chapter 66: Chapter 66: The Golden Lily

I read the last three chapters while having supper--much better than watching TV. Great job!

Author's Response: Thank you very much! It does mean alot :) LOL, I would take reading Fanfic over watching TV anytime personally ;)

Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Date: 14/09/08 Title: Chapter 74: Chapter 74: "Come back to me"

I've been rather busy this past summer and haven't had much time for reading anything but the shorter fics on this site. I'm finally getting back to yours, which I find to be very well written. I've had to go over some of the previous chapters again to refresh my memory. Keep up the good work.

Author's Response: Hey there! Oh, not to worry, I can definately apprechiate how busy Summer get's as I have been working like a mad woman all summer long and then adding bit's and pieces of this story as I go along as I have been tweaking it very slightly as I go along to make thing's better fit since I have a better idea of where the story is going in the long run as I do feel like I have been dragging this out, not intentionally but it is a very long story but it is slowly reaching it's conclusion, though this is just the first story and Anwyn's story continues into some of Fanari's work as the stories were intertwined for a time and then there will be a nother story I will start when I finish that pick's up after those that will explore Anwyn's parentage abit more *Grins* Thank you very much for your kind words, as always they are very much apprechiated! :)

Cageless by iggybaby Rated: G [Reviews - 3]
Summary: A poem I wrote of Eowyn's worst fear, a cage.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse
Characters: Eowyn
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 68 Read Count: 1855
[Report This] Published: 30/09/07 Updated: 30/09/07
Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Date: 30/09/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Could this have something to do with Eowyn's marriage to Faramir? She is now wearing the diamond bracelets and necklace befitting the dignity of a Princess of Ithilien, but now her status as Shield-Maiden of Rohan is no more. Does she still pine for Aragorn, hence her sorrow? Hmmm.

Author's Response: Er... you\'re a very thoughtful person. Actually, i never would have thought of that. i just said something in my head and it sounded good so i wrote it down. thanx for the review!\r\niggybaby

Prejudice by sylc Rated: G [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Drabble in which an orc meets an elf.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Original Character
Genres: General, Other
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 100 Read Count: 1421
[Report This] Published: 04/10/07 Updated: 04/10/07
Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Date: 04/10/07 Title: Chapter 1: Prejudice

Appropriately titled and good food for thought.

Author's Response: Thanks Karlmir. I\'m very glad you enjoyed it.

Summary: Emily wakes to find herself in Mirkwood with Legolas. How she came to be there she doesn't know. She tells Legolas her name is Lira and that she is an elf but what will happen if and when Legolas discovers the truth? Please R&R
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Legolas, Lindir, Original Character, Thranduil
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death
Series: Lira's Chronicles
Chapters: 26 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 31177 Read Count: 26880
[Report This] Published: 10/10/07 Updated: 25/10/07
Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Date: 10/10/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Finding A Companion

An interesting start. Keep going!

Author's Response: THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!! You seriously have no idea how bored i\'ve been because i haven\'t had any \r\nreviews to answer to. I\'m glad you liked it and the next chpater will be posted soon - Li

Summary: All her life Runya has traveled Middle-Earth, with no one understanding why she was there. Some said she was one of the Istari, others said she was there to replace a wizard. But no one truly knew. Now Runya and her friend Aduial join the Fellowship, though unofficially, they only wish to travel with them, to reach Lothlorien, at the request of Lady Galadriel. But their plans change, with the Death of her Father.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse
Characters: Boromir
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 757 Read Count: 2352
[Report This] Published: 11/10/07 Updated: 11/10/07
Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Date: 11/10/07 Title: Chapter 1: With Dieing Eyes

An intriguing beginning. Is Runya Elvish?

Summary: When a young rider becomes one of the riders on the Lord of The Rings set, she finds that romance and good laughs can be found any where.. Even when you have to wear a beard.

Only Main Characters Listed Under Characters
Categories: Actor Fics
Characters: Karl Urban, Liv Tyler, Original Character
Genres: General, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 814 Read Count: 2424
[Report This] Published: 17/10/07 Updated: 17/10/07
Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Date: 05/11/07 Title: Chapter 1: Nothing Like Monday Tornado's

A couple of months ago, I watched a LotR documentary in which I learned that about 1/5 of the Rohirrim riders were actually women wearing false beards. Your idea to write a story about one of them is most original. Is the first scene taking place in New Zealand near one of the LotR sets?

Summary: Just as the title says
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse, Actor Fics
Characters: Arwen
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 30 Read Count: 3168
[Report This] Published: 18/10/07 Updated: 18/10/07
Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Date: 18/10/07 Title: Chapter 1: Reasons I Hate Arwen

I guess you're not going to read MY story.

Author's Response: No i will, i\'ve been thinking about it for a while actually. There are a few reasons i like Arwen such as . . . I\'ll think of \r\nsomething and get back to you. Thanks for reviewing - Li

Summary: This is something i wrote for an assignment at school. Ben and John are 21st centruy pirates and hear about a golden iPod which they plan to find and sell
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: Original Character
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: My Original Stories
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1191 Read Count: 1177
[Report This] Published: 23/10/07 Updated: 23/10/07
Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Date: 24/10/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - iPod iDol

I don't know why, but this sounds like it could be a good script for a South Park episode. Not LotR, but still humorous.

Author's Response: I know it\'s not LOTR but in some small way it\'s related. It was inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean which Orlando \r\nBloom is in andn he plays Legolas in LOTR so it kind of is. When i told my friend that i\'d posted this she\'s just like \r\n\'but what has that got to do with LOTR?\' so i had to explain it to her as well. I\'m glad you enjoyed it. I\'m at home \r\ntoday so i\'ll try and come up with some reasons i like Arwen for you. Oh i like her because she is Elladan and \r\nElrohir\'s sister and because you can make her evil and it just seems to fit, i don\'t why though. Thanks for reviewing - \r\nLi

Summary: Lira laments for the loss of her three children with Legolas by her side.

Sequel to Lira's Lies, pretty much a one shot. R&R
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Legolas, Original Character
Genres: Angst, Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: Lira's Chronicles
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1138 Read Count: 1304
[Report This] Published: 25/10/07 Updated: 25/10/07
Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Date: 27/10/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Our Kids

Aw, shucks! This actually brought a tear to my eye.

Author's Response: I\'m glad you liked it. It was inspired by Joel Turner\'s These Kids which i think i said somewhere in that fic. Thanks for\r\n reviewing - Li