Penname: Dunedain ranger of the North [Contact] Real name: Josh
Member Since: 22/12/08
Membership status: Member
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Sorry guys that I haven't been on here lately, I have been working on some fan fics on i have been working on my Redwall Fan Fiction, Friends Till the End, and I have been working on other which consist of PotC, Halo, Avatar(don't ask was just interested), and Jurassic Park. So again sorry that I haven't updated in a while! Oh and before I forget, I now have a new challenge called the New companions, take a look and see what you think!

19 years old, and proud of it. He has just started to write this winter and he has found out it can be alot of fun. so far he has only written 6 stories and he keeps them updated as best as he can, or when his little brother isn't on the computer. He is an avid Civil War buff and he is writing a second story that has to do with that topic. His favorite animals are horses and dogs. He thanks those who have reviewed his stories and he likes the feedback.He says thanks

D.R.O.T.N or Dune

P.S. I have added new chapters to both my stories, Please Review!!

Oh and his most favorite fellow authors and reviewers are Kit Otter, Ar-feiniel, Shadow Maiden, Origo, Karlmir Stonewain and many others (Sorry if I misspelled any names), Read some of their great work :)

Oh and I have just added a challenge, check under book-verse and movie-verse and The Fellowship as the characters!

Favorite Things:
Favorite Book Series:
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Redwall series
Gods and Generals, Killer Angels, and Last Full Measure
Halo series

Favorite Authors:
Michael and Jeff Shaara
Clive Cussler
Louis L'Amour
Brian Jacgues

Favorite Movies:
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Wind Talkers
Saving Private Ryan
Red vs Blue
Narnia(Both Movies)
Kingdom of Heaven
Hot Fuzz
Gods and Ganerals
O' Brother Where Art Thou!
National Treasure(Both)
Firefly(TV series)

Favorite Hobbies:
Civil War
LOTR Fan Fictions
Redwall Fan Fictions

Favorite quotes from movies:
"Hail, Caesar, we who are about to die, salute you!"
-Joshua Chamberlain, from Gods and Generals

"If you build it, he will come!"
-voice, from Field of Dreams

"Nothing Gold can Stay!"
-Ponyboy's poem, from Outsiders

"This is where they fought the battle of Gettysburg. Fifty thousand men died right here on this field, fighting the same fight that we are still fighting among ourselves today. This green field right here, painted red, bubblin' with the blood of young boys. Smoke and hot lead pouring right through their bodies. Listen to their souls, men. I killed my brother with malice in my heart. Hatred destroyed my family. You listen, and you take a lesson from the dead. If we don't come together right now on this hallowed ground, we too will be destroyed, just like they were. I don't care if you like each other of not, but you will respect each other. And maybe . . . I don't know, maybe we'll learn to play this game like men."
-Coach Boone, Remember the Titans

"I have here a very old letter, written to a Mrs. Bixby in Boston. "Dear Madam: I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom. Yours very sincerely and respectfully, Abraham Lincoln.""
-letter from Saving Private Ryan

"You're not gonna die...nobody else is gonna die. We're gonna make it out of this!"
-Joe Enders, Windtalkers

"His name was Joe Enders, from south Philadelphia. He was a fierce warrior, a good marine. If you ever tell a story about him George...Say he was my friend!"
-Ben Yahzee, Windtalkers

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Summary: Fei gave me this idea, and I thought it was good, so here we are with Merry and Pippin and some other special guests to have a snowball fight!
Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Aragorn, Bilbo, Captain Jack Sparrow, Elladan, Elrohir, Frodo, Legolas, Merry, Original Character, Orlando Bloom, Pippin, Sméagol
Genres: Action/Adventure, Humor, Mystery, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: Christmas Themes
Chapters: 31 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 22009 Read Count: 35846
[Report This] Published: 19/12/08 Updated: 19/01/10
Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Date: 23/04/09 Title: Chapter 1: It's Only the Beginning . . .

Message hidden under the hay:

Aye I do trust you Dae! I just don't understand your actions. They have left me really confused. I must ask that in the next chapter do not go to my camp's hill, for we will no longer be there! (Don't worry I am not say that you can't still use my men and me) I will be in a new spot, (Of your choosing), and I have allied myself with your old team! I leave this with these words, Tell Jack where his rum has gone and tell him he will get it back, one way or another!

Farewell, Mellon nin,

PS: Are you going to be making this back into a round robin again? just wanted to know! (chuckles nervously)

Author's Response: Actually, no. I like the things everyone has done, it's just I have plot lines in my head and I really don't want to share. :) Sorry if this makes you feel badly, but I know what is going to happen. I promise I will end it soon, I'm just trying to make sure that it is a good one. And, I have some other ideas that will be coming into play as well. Talk later, Dae

Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Date: 03/02/10 Title: Chapter 31: The Conclusion of Events and a Word From Our Sponser

We win! Uh-huh, Uh-huh, Uh-huh!

Summary: The First Volume Of The Diamond Hunters.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Other Canon Character
Genres: Fantasy
Warnings: None
Series: The Diamond Hunters
Chapters: 41 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 80861 Read Count: 31129
[Report This] Published: 06/01/09 Updated: 31/01/09
Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Date: 26/01/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Not bad, not bad. Origo, I have a challenge for you!
Now you don't have to do it if you don't want to, but here it is: Animal Transformations, check it out in the challenges section, under A. Will you accept my challenge? if not its ok. Oh and dude I would try writing another story on the side, it helps if you get writers block on this one, believe me, I have three I am working on at once. keep up the good work!:)

(Dunedain Ranger of the North)

Author's Response: Thats freeky.. i roleplay an animal (puppy) called Origo lol.. but as for writters block.. i dont really get it.. i know what i am doing lol thanks for the review :)


2009 MEFA Third Place Winner in the Adventure Category. 

Brandon wakes up in the middle of a forest in another world. Is it a dream? Or is he stuck in an unfamiliar place where his life might no longer matter? Please read and review!

Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Arwen, Balrog, Bill the Pony, Celeborn, Galadriel, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Sauron, The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, General, Humor
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 31 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 50612 Read Count: 32890
[Report This] Published: 24/01/09 Updated: 08/07/09
Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Date: 26/01/09 Title: Chapter 2: Elrond

I am interested, my friend. Please do continue!

Author's Response: I do plan to continue the story! Thank you for the review!

Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Date: 31/03/09 Title: Chapter 16: The Unexpected

I will say this in a few words:


Poor Brandon I hope He will be alright! Scary chapter, you might want to start lightening the mood just a tinsey bit, you know add some of the humor parts that Merry and Pippin do in the story.

'I'm hungry!"

Like that! Keep up the good work!


Author's Response: Thanks for the tip! I can't say anything about it other than thank you, since that would give away what's going to happen. But thanks!

Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Date: 03/02/09 Title: Chapter 5: Concerning Hobbits

Uh, oh! Does this sound like a friendship brewing between Brandon and Merry and Pippin, not good! Not good at all! (laughs) just kidding. So Brandon has a crush on Arwen, now that is funny! This story is coming along great and I would like to continue reading it when its updated!


Author's Response:

Thank you very much! The three of them like eating, so I'm sure they'll get along fine.

I'm glad the story has held your interest, and I hope you continue to read it! Thanks again for the review!

Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Date: 06/02/09 Title: Chapter 6: Leaving Imladris

Poor, Brandon, he really liked staying in Rivendell! I hope he likes journeying with the Fellowship! keep up the good work, mellon nin!


Author's Response: I don't know who wouldn't like staying in Rivendell, I imagine it's absolutely b-e-a-utiful. Journeying with the Fellowship is bound to be exciting and scary. I'm already plotting...mwahaha....thank you for the review!

Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Date: 20/02/09 Title: Chapter 11: Discovered

Good job! Got to be careful with those books, can't let them fall into the wrong hands now can we! Keep up the good work and Keep updating! I will keep reading!


Author's Response: My updates will slow down significantly in the next few weeks...this week was February vacation so I had tons of spare time. I'll probably update once every three or four days now. I'm glad you'll keep reading! I've been reading your story about 'Big Jim' and I love it!

Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Date: 09/02/09 Title: Chapter 1: Not in Kansas Anymore...

Hey, you arent the only one who is cold! I live here in florida and for once, it had gotten down in the twenties one night! But, you have my sympathy as well, and resentment! You get to see snow when it gets this cold, all we get is frost! keep up the good work on the story!


Author's Response:

Snow is pretty, but it isn't all it's cracked up to be. School goes into late (and I mean very late) June, and my school has no air conditioning. We'd get out earlier, but can't because of snow days. The twenties are balmy for New England this time of year. But I know how you feel about the cold. Brrr. Keep warm, and when all else fails, laugh at the frost because it isn't snow.

Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Date: 20/02/09 Title: Chapter 10: Anxiety and Sword Lessons

Good chapter, hope Brandon sleeps well, and doesn't almost die this time.(Laughs)


Author's Response: Thank you!

Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Date: 29/03/09 Title: Chapter 15: The West Gate

Duna Duna Dundundundundun Duh! Spooky! This chapter is full of foreshadowing, I like that! Keep up the good work!


Author's Response: I adore foreshadowing. It's kinda cool, haha. Thanks for the review!

Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Date: 18/02/09 Title: Chapter 7: The Journey Begins

Good for you Brandon! He is taking this like a man. I knew Boromir would object to a boy to join them, he is always like that! Good chapter and keep up the good work.


Author's Response:

Yeah, Boromir isn't exactly happy about Brandon joining. I mean, it's understandable. The fate of the world is in the hands of the Fellowship and now, they're essentially babysitting this strange teen-age boy in addition to saving Middle-earth. To add insult to injury, he isn't even going to Gondor. He's being taken to Edoras. Boromir probably doesn't like that at all either. But the fact that Boromir questioned Elrond's judgement is where things get dicey. You'd think that after thousands of years of dealing with the enemy, Elrond would know what he's doing. Well, he does. But Boromir doesn't think so.

Thanks for the review, and keep reading!

Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Date: 19/02/09 Title: Chapter 8: Small Talk

That is good that Brandon is trying to get to know the rest of the fellowship. Now about Boromir, That must have been the quickest mood change I have ever seen, or read. But good job, Boromir has seen his error and he feels sorry for it. Of course he would get along with the hobbits, I mean who wouldn't! Keep up the good work!


Author's Response:

If you look at Boromir's behavior in the books, you see that his mood shifts easily. That, and after walking for over an hour (from Rivendell to the moor overlooking it, and onwards) he would have time to cool off. But yes, as the saying goes, praise in public...chastise in private. Boromir forgot that one.

I myself love the hobbits best in the books. Maybe I've put too much of that into Brandon? Oh well. It feels right! Thanks for reviewing!

Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Date: 19/02/09 Title: Chapter 9: Night Terrors

Now that would be scary, waking up in your own coffin, buried and to top that alive. Now that is scary as all get out. I got chills reading that part. I hope brandon stays in middle earth for good now, because if he goes back he will be dead. Good chapter, can't wait for the next one.


Author's Response:

Thanks! This chapter was brought to you by a pain-induced my braces tightened yesterday and OUUUUCH! I always have weird dreams when I'm in pain. I never had the chance to harness them for creative writing though.

I'm glad you liked the chapter. The next one will be out shortly.

Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Date: 21/02/09 Title: Chapter 1: Not in Kansas Anymore...

Um, actually my story is called A Slave no More and the main character's name is big John. Please keep reading it and reviewing it. I also have another story you might like, its called the wolf, please check it out, I just updated it yesterday. Keep up the good work!


Author's Response: Oh, I'm sorry! I read the first chapter of 'A Slave no More' and then I got kicked off the computer...and when I wrote the review it was still early in the morning for me...sorry! I feel bad now. I'll make it up to you though, I'll read and review both stories! Sorry!

Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Date: 28/02/09 Title: Chapter 12: Lost Temper

I was wondering when Brandon would let his emotions explode. Poor Gimli, glad he didn't take it too hard, getting yelled at. Good chapter Keep up the good work!


Author's Response: Thanks!

Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Date: 13/03/09 Title: Chapter 13: Caradhras

Very, very, VERY, good chapter! The suspense is killing me (laughs) I like suspenseful stories! Nice chapter by the way, keep up the good work!


Author's Response: Thanks Dune! I'm glad you'll keep reading. Moria will be interesting.

Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Date: 21/04/09 Title: Chapter 17: Beyond

Whew! For a minute there I thought he would stay dead! I hope he can get to like his new life in Middle Earth!

Author's Response:

I knew from the beginning of the story that I wouldn't kill off Brandon in Moria, but I kept the possibility open because the suspense factor was huge. I'm sure he'll learn to love Middle-earth. Thanks for the review!

Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Date: 21/04/09 Title: Chapter 19: Shadow and Flame

I almost cried when I read this chapter, very good use of words to bring out emotions! This chapter gets 4 stars from me!


Author's Response: Wow, four stars? I'm honored! Thanks for the review!

Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Date: 02/05/09 Title: Chapter 20: Mithril

Good chapter! This is the kind of thing that builds up the characters relationship with the others, it builds a stronger sense of friendship and belonging, at least to me! I understand what Brandon and the Fellowship are going through, it is like the same chapter in one of my stories,. Over all an emotion packed chapter!

Sorry to hear that the flu is in your town, keep healthy and don't. Get. Sick. On. Us!


Author's Response:

Thank you so much! This was definately a chapter for "bonding" if you will. I don't like having every chapter deal with something cataclysmic. It takes some of the power out of the story because if every emotion is outrageously strong and every scene is dramatic and heart-wrenching, the big moments have no power.

It turns out that the supposed case in my town was not the H1-N1 virus, so everything is okay. I've never had the flu, knock on wood. Hopefully I'll never get it.  And even if I was sick, I'd still write. It's something to do that's more productive than sitting and feeling miserable. 

Thanks for the review!