Penname: meerkatalex [Contact] Real name: Emma
Member Since: 05/06/08
Membership status: Member
Bio:
First - the stories I like: I'll read anything about the Hobbits, or Elves, or Men, or Dwarves, or fluff... Basically anything without graphic sex or torture. My favourite authors that I would definately recommend to other readers and/or authors are:

Ar-feiniel
Anaphase
Kitt Otter
Shadow Maiden
Karlmir Stonewain
Dunedain ranger of the North
xFanarix
Owlett
Traveller
Origo

These should receive certificates and I admire them beyond anything. Also the favourite authors button does not work on my account *grrr* so they're my favourites!

My likes outside of fanfiction and writing: I like trampolining, singing, (I don't think I'm very good though, lol,) chatting to my friends and watching new movies that come out.

Things I don't like: People who lie, cheat or spread slander and gossip. People who are racist and/or homophobic or sexist. Gossip itself angers me, and science is one of my worst subjects at school, so I guess I hate that too. I just don't understand it...

I am not a beta reader but review a lot in my POV, as I don't really have a lot of time in my hands when it's term-time at school.

Overall, I love this site and hope that people review my stories!
Beta-reader: No
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Reviews by meerkatalex
Summary: This is the tale of the friendship that grew between Legolas and Gimli, from the beginning of the quest for the ring, to their final departure from Middle-Earth.

Gimli's POV
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Gimli, Legolas
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1752 Read Count: 1368
[Report This] Published: 06/09/06 Updated: 06/09/06
Reviewer: meerkatalex Signed
Date: 23/12/08 Title: Chapter 1: An Unlikely Companion

This is a good story. No doubt you are one of the best authors here to write from Gimli's POV, and it is very well written. There is no speech, which makes it better, and the description is nice without it being overwhelming. I'm glad that you write about Legolas' and Gimli's friendship - it is a matter that not all authors attempt. Maybe you should post it on the challenge 'Friendship' to get it more noticed, as it is quite sentimental and portrays both Legolas and Gimli very well. Good luck with your writing, and keep posting!

Summary: Yet another song about depression and feeling worthless. Continue at your own risk; this one's dark (I wasn't in a good mood, put it that way).
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 262 Read Count: 1758
[Report This] Published: 13/09/06 Updated: 13/09/06
Reviewer: meerkatalex Signed
Date: 10/01/09 Title: Chapter 1: N/A

Dark indeed. Yet incredibly soulful. I love the emotion and message that it gives.

meerkatalex

Summary: Legolas, Aragorn and Gimli run into big trouble during their search for Merry and Pippin.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6307 Read Count: 2713
[Report This] Published: 21/09/06 Updated: 05/10/06
Reviewer: meerkatalex Signed
Date: 05/08/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One

Oof. Why'd it go for Legolas? The descriptive writing is good, and I will read and review the next chapter. I assume 'TBC' means 'To be Continued'? Anyway, yes, this story is good.

Author's Response: No mysterious reason. He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. :o) I'm glad you like my writing and think the story is good. You are right about TBC.

Reviewer: meerkatalex Signed
Date: 05/08/08 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter Two

Lovely ending. Good idea for Aragorn's sword to be found by Legolas, and viceversa; there are no spelling mistakes - except 'ax' which is spelt: 'axe'. This story is very good.

Author's Response: Glad you like how the story ends. They are not always easy to write. I, myself, thought the sword part was kind of neat. :o) Thanks for liking the story. Actually ax is spelled both ways. Americans tend to spell it without the e and the British with. I'm American, hence ax.

Summary: Frodo has his own thoughts for not having a lover. He tells you his story of why not? The sad life of Frodo before we knew him!
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 196 Read Count: 1470
[Report This] Published: 23/09/06 Updated: 23/09/06
Reviewer: meerkatalex Signed
Date: 05/01/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

The last paragraph is quite thought-provoking. However there are a lot of rhymes in this story, which makes it short and to the point. It's good to see Frodo's POV on this subject as I have not read much about his reasons for not settling down/marrying.

You should definately continue writing - I am a Hobbit fan so I'm glad to read anything about any of them, especially Merry and Pippin, although I enjoyed reading this overall. Best wishes in your present and future writing,

meerkatalex

Summary: Frodo has gone to Mordor with his friend, Samwise, but trying to say good-bye at the Grey Havens is not so easy as he thought!
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Frodo, Sam
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 185 Read Count: 1264
[Report This] Published: 25/09/06 Updated: 25/09/06
Reviewer: meerkatalex Signed
Date: 05/01/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Indeed. Sam letting Frodo go at the Gray Havens was one of the hardest things he ever had to do. Hopefully you write some more - you obviously have a passion for writing poems!

meerkatalex

Summary: A poem of Frodo's thoughts on his way to Mordor.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 986 Read Count: 1194
[Report This] Published: 26/09/06 Updated: 26/09/06
Reviewer: meerkatalex Signed
Date: 05/01/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hmm. This poem expresses Frodo's thoughts and feelings quite well, although it is rather long. Maybe you should write a poem from Sam's POV on the way to Mordor?

I love the way that you have handled Sam's and Frodo's relationship, almost tenderly, as they have a bond that is so strong. You have portrayed Frodo well, and the rhymes are quite good. Please read some of my stories - I'm sure you would enjoy "Joined", which is about Frodo and Sam too. Well I've enjoyed reading and reviewing, and I wish you luck with your writing!

meerkatalex

Summary: The story untold!
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Frodo, Sam
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 162 Read Count: 1301
[Report This] Published: 08/10/06 Updated: 08/10/06
Reviewer: meerkatalex Signed
Date: 05/01/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

"Sam was there" - this is so true! I hope you like the other reviews I have left for your stories, and I have to tell you this is one of the best!

meerkatalex

Trolls by White Wolf Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 55]
Summary: When Legolas and Aragorn are captured by trolls while crossing their territory, the two friends must use all of the skills, cunning and endurance they possess just to survive. Won second place for Best Work-in-Progress in the 2007 MC Fanfiction Awards.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Legolas
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 37 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 93623 Read Count: 31417
[Report This] Published: 20/10/06 Updated: 31/10/08
Reviewer: meerkatalex Signed
Date: 15/06/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One

Lovely descriptive writing at the beginning; you made a few spelling mistakes but I like this story. Still reading as long as you keep writing!

Author's Response: Thanks. I'm glad you like my descriptions. I try to catch all the errors, but some slip past me anyway. Glad you are enjoying the story. I'll keep at it, don't worry.

Reviewer: meerkatalex Signed
Date: 15/06/08 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter Two

Still reading, dude. Write some more fictional humor, please. I think you're good at it. Deformed ears... *Laughing*

Author's Response: I'm glad you're still reading. I appreciate that. Thanks. I like to sprinkle humor in my stories. I think when L & A are together, it just comes out. I thought the deformed ears part was funny, too. Poor dumb troll.

Reviewer: meerkatalex Signed
Date: 15/06/08 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter Three

OMG! What happened?!?! If this were a book I'd be flipping over to the next page immediatly!

Author's Response: Good! I love it when my readers are so into a story they just want to keep reading as fast as they can. That's a nice compliment.

Swoon by sylc Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Legolas suffers from being too pretty.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Gimli, Legolas
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 101 Read Count: 1231
[Report This] Published: 25/10/06 Updated: 25/10/06
Reviewer: meerkatalex Signed
Date: 29/01/09 Title: Chapter 1: Swoon

Very cute, interesting and awesome story - I like it!

meerkatalex

Author's Response: Thank you, meerkatalex. I'm delighted to know that you enjoyed the story.

A Slash Discussion by Gemini_Elf Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 8]
Summary: This is safe for those who don't like slash as this is just a discussion in which one brother attempts to persuade the other not to take male partners. I'm not suggesting anything about Faramir's preferred partners! Thanks to Shadow Ranger for giving me the concept for this idea!
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash
Characters: Boromir, Faramir
Genres: None
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 507 Read Count: 4406
[Report This] Published: 19/11/06 Updated: 19/11/06
Reviewer: meerkatalex Signed
Date: 23/12/08 Title: Chapter 2: The Discussion

Hmm. Very casual and light, not too deep, this discussion. However Faramir is right, he may chose who he wants to be with, whatever be their sex, age, etc. Good writing!

Author's Response: :O I am SO sorry I haven't replied! Chances of anyone revieiwing my older stuff is slim (Because it's honestly not that good, two years will really change a person) so I never check for reviews! Thanks very much for reviewing :)

Summary: There are many diehard Tolkien fans that complain that either Peter Jackson's films destroyed their cherished images of Middle Earth or didn't capture the spirit of Middle Earth. My answer? It could have been a thousand times worse.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Arwen, Bilbo, Bill the Pony, Denethor, Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Faramir, Galadriel, Gollum, Gríma, Nazgűl, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Other Canon Character, Sauron, The Fellowship, Théoden, Witch King
Genres: Horror, Parody
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 27966 Read Count: 47286
[Report This] Published: 22/11/06 Updated: 19/04/08
Reviewer: meerkatalex Signed
Date: 27/12/08 Title: Chapter 2: Eagle Poop and Bad Elvish

Oh... Kay. Yes, the movies could have been a lot worse, but I do like them. Thank goodness Disney hasn't done a lotr movie. OMG, can you imagine someone twisting and turning all of the plot! That would be just unbearable! :D Anyway this is a very funny if somewhat thought-provoking story. Just brill!

Author's Response: Thanks. I like the movies too, but I wouldn't have liked them if they'd been like this.

Summary: A response to Sharpe_and_Harper's "The Fellowship Meets the Fellowship." Pretty much the actors fall into Middle Earth and excitement ensues. Not a story I would normally do; I don't really like Actor Fics because I feel weird writing a story about a person who exists but I've never met. Please imagine that I do really know exactly what sort of thoughts Viggo Mortensen has!
Categories: Actor Fics
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 10380 Read Count: 14611
[Report This] Published: 11/01/07 Updated: 21/02/08
Reviewer: meerkatalex Signed
Date: 31/12/08 Title: Chapter 15: Dam Bursts

Well done! I've read this all the way through, and it's very good. Normally I do not read actor fics as they are hard to come across but this one is very cool!

Failure by ArwenUndomiel Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 4]
Summary: This is a poem I wrote. It's about anorexia, really. The rating is just for overall disordered thinking.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 349 Read Count: 1628
[Report This] Published: 29/01/07 Updated: 29/01/07
Reviewer: meerkatalex Signed
Date: 20/12/08 Title: Chapter 1: Failure

This is deep, moving and emotional. It is very well written and puts one's view into words originally and perfectly.

Summary: An AU story that dares to ask: What if the Eagles had not come for Frodo & Sam? Surely there would have been a monument...Not as sad as you might suppose!
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Bilbo, Faramir, Frodo, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Legolas, Merry, Original Character, Pippin
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fantasy, General
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11326 Read Count: 4626
[Report This] Published: 04/02/07 Updated: 04/02/07
Reviewer: meerkatalex Signed
Date: 05/06/08 Title: Chapter 4: Epilogue

This story is so nice; I never thought that there may be a monument for Frodo and Sam if they had died. Lovely.

Author's Response: Thanks meerkatalex; somehow I didn't get this comment before and just now saw it. Glad you like the story and thanks for commenting! Yes, there would have to be a monument, wouldn't there? Thanks again! ~~~~~{~@

Summary: Need I say more?
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: The 10 songs/dances etc That Would Confuse/Scare etc the LOTR Characters
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 135 Read Count: 3468
[Report This] Published: 12/02/07 Updated: 12/02/07
Reviewer: meerkatalex Signed
Date: 05/08/08 Title: Chapter 1: 10 Fun things

HAH! Laughing out loud at the minute! Brilliant humor!

Legolas by Snowflake Rated: G Round robin [Reviews - 9]
Summary: 5 ways to torture Legolas.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: Legolas
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: Ways To Torture...
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 252 Read Count: 2735
[Report This] Published: 20/02/07 Updated: 21/03/07
Reviewer: meerkatalex Signed
Date: 10/02/09 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

lol! This is brilliant! I especially love the dig about Gollum! It's so funny! :-)

meerkatalex

The Cliff by freakanature06 Rated: PG [Reviews - 8]
Summary: Merry and Pippin discuss their limited future. Sad. Takes place after Lord of the Rings.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Merry, Pippin
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 691 Read Count: 1419
[Report This] Published: 28/02/07 Updated: 28/02/07
Reviewer: meerkatalex Signed
Date: 27/12/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is such a sad story but it's so beautifully written! I like it that Pippin had bacome older in spirit and in mind, whereas Merry is eight years older than him still and it's beginning to take it's tole. You've written this superbly and it's a good story, just the right amount of emotion. Well done!

Author's Response: Thanks oh-so-much! It warms me right up inside to come back here to find a review like this. ^^ I'm really glad you liked it and thank you for the compliments! *blush*