Penname: Lorian [Contact] Real name: That would be telling.
Member Since: 31/03/09
Membership status: Member
Bio:
(Updated July 25, 2010)

Hi, I'm Lorian, an avid reader, LOTR and The Silmarillion fanatic and a non-professional (no ropes here!) tree-climber.

I haven't updated anything in a bit, I've been really busy. I have a dozen stories to put up though, sometime, someday...when I find the time. I'm mostly sneaking around the site reading stories though. Sorry if I forget to review your story (I don't always log on), and I hope I'll see you around!

-Lorian
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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, Nazgûl, 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: 46266
[Report This] Published: 22/11/06 Updated: 19/04/08
Reviewer: Lorian Signed
Date: 02/04/09 Title: Chapter 4: Springtime for Singing Sauron

Ai Elbereth, Gilthoniel!!!!! I am scarred, scarred for life, precious! My funeral is at three forty-seven if you wish to come. :D Lorian

Author's Response: I'd better not--your mourners might recognize me as your murderer and tear me to shreds.

Summary: The death of Huan, the Hound of Valinor, as seen through his eyes.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Beren, Huan
Genres: Angst, Drama, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 900 Read Count: 3138
[Report This] Published: 08/07/07 Updated: 08/07/07
Reviewer: Lorian Signed
Date: 28/07/10 Title: Chapter 1: "They Are Called Man's Best Friend"

Excellent writing, great POV.

Summary: The title explains it all.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: Elrond
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: My Crossovers
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 84 Read Count: 1462
[Report This] Published: 11/01/08 Updated: 11/01/08
Reviewer: Lorian Signed
Date: 05/04/09 Title: Chapter 1: Let the Council Commence

In one word, perfect. Lorian

Summary: Not all Mary Sues are Children of Iluvatar.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Morgoth / Melkor, Original Character, Other Canon Character
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1977 Read Count: 1876
[Report This] Published: 13/05/08 Updated: 13/05/08
Reviewer: Lorian Signed
Date: 02/04/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I laughed so hard when I read this! If Phoebe is the Mary-Sue of cats, my cat is the annoyed random elf of cats that enjoys taking Mary Sues out with a large machine gun. ;) Lorian

Author's Response: Uh oh...better not let her near Phoebe! Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, I don't own Phoebe. My own cat is a fat, lazy hobbit.

A Friend In Need by Narya Rated: G [Reviews - 13]
Summary: Eowyn and Eomer are grieving for their parents; can anyone in their new home offer comfort?
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Eomer, Eowyn, Théodred
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1210 Read Count: 2022
[Report This] Published: 26/10/08 Updated: 26/10/08
Reviewer: Lorian Signed
Date: 02/04/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is such a sweet little story...very thoughtful.

Lorian

Author's Response: Hi Lorian! I'm sorry it took so long to respond, my email account isn't working so I didn't get the notification about your review. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, I'm glad you enjoyed it :-)

Fei's Arena by Ar-feiniel Rated: PG [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Random Fun.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Beregond, Boromir, Captain Jack Sparrow, Cirdan, Elizabeth Swann, Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Faramir, Figwit, Fingon, Gandalf / Olorin, Glorfindel, Legolas, Maedhros, Mouth of Sauron, Original Character, Pippin, Théodred, Tom Bombadil, Treebeard, Will Turner
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 19404 Read Count: 14369
[Report This] Published: 02/11/08 Updated: 03/01/09
Reviewer: Lorian Signed
Date: 03/02/10 Title: Chapter 1: Prelude

Somehow I've never given this AMAZING story a review; so here's my

REVIEW OF LORIAN APPROVAL.

I think I've read this at least three times. It's simply hilarious...

-Lorian

Author's Response: Yay, approval! :P Thank you, Lorian! You’ve made my day. Here I was, taking a break from my Physics homework, and I got your shining review. I can’t thank you enough, I’m so glad you liked the Arena! Is it at all a coincidence that Van, Mel, and I were brainstorming fight ideas for the sequel over the dinner table the other night? Hey, do you have request for a fight you’d like to see in the sequel? I’m thinking maybe we could sport a Gandalf/Saruman dance-off…thanks again, Fei. :)

Alter-Egos by owlett Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 12]
Summary: What if all the main characters were women? Response to callerofcrows challenge.
Categories: Movie-verse, Off Topic
Characters: Aragorn, Boromir, Elrond, Frodo, Gimli, Glóin, Legolas, Merry, Other Canon Character, Pippin, Sam, Sauron, The Fellowship
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Violence
Challenges: Alter-egos
Series: My Crossovers
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1535 Read Count: 4218
[Report This] Published: 18/11/08 Updated: 23/11/08
Reviewer: Lorian Signed
Date: 05/04/09 Title: Chapter 1: Froda and the Ring

Write more, please! Lorian

Summary: Legolas is MINE!! Who here will fight me for him?
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: Legolas, Original Character
Genres: Fantasy, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 4307 Read Count: 8952
[Report This] Published: 23/11/08 Updated: 28/03/09
Reviewer: Lorian Signed
Date: 02/04/09 Title: Chapter 9: Caller vs. Fei

This is simply hilarious! In the past I believe I've read from every contributor here, and I'm glad to see them all under one...one, er...arena. Just don't torture my poor cousin Legolas too much! Hmm, maybe I should rescue him? Nah.
:)
Well, I could ask him what he'd give me if I did...
Or I could just sit in the bleachers and wave at him evilly! Or maybe I should create a way to throw three fan-girls in that enclosure with him. I probably should rescue him, because he IS my cousin... Sigh. -Lorian

Summary: A page for each thing that had to have come from Morgoth.
Categories: Crossovers
Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Warnings: Torture
Series: This Must be From Morgoth
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 160 Read Count: 2094
[Report This] Published: 01/12/08 Updated: 19/10/10
Reviewer: Lorian Signed
Date: 02/04/09 Title: Chapter 1: The Rubics Cube

Oh yeah, I read that...about a month ago? Well, sometime before I started an account. And it's hilarious! :D I intend to post stories too, but I have a lot of poems floating around right now that seem to want a home. I'll be sure to read more of your stuff.

Author's Response: Cool!

Reviewer: Lorian Signed
Date: 01/04/09 Title: Chapter 1: The Rubics Cube

Rubik's Cube? I agree. Actually, apparently there is this one series of twists which if you repeat over and over you get the completed Rubik's Cube. I haven't figured it out, of course...;D I bet Morgoth invented tetris.

Author's Response: Tetris is annoying too. Hey, you found me! I saw when you signed up and hoped you'd write something so I could comment. Cool. I saw you like Ar-feiniel (I call her Fei for short). We wrote a story together called The Snowball Fight to Remember. It's on my account if you want to check it out. Dae (I call myself this because it's shorter for Daewen which means Shadow Maiden)

Evergreen by Shadow Maiden Rated: G [Reviews - 7]
Summary: The similarities of a pine tree and Arwen Undomiel.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Arwen
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: Christmas Themes
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 51 Read Count: 1183
[Report This] Published: 05/12/08 Updated: 05/12/08
Reviewer: Lorian Signed
Date: 02/04/09 Title: Chapter 1: Evergreen

Pine tree and Arwen. I like it, though I hope it's not a Loblolly Pine you are thinking of. Loblollys, other than having a roll-off-the-tongue name, are scraggly, really tall, move in the wind like crazy, and there's one you slam into every other step where I live. Ugh, and you can't climb them without using ropes, which in my opinion is cheating. I'm thinking one of those nice fir-like pines that are nowhere around here...;D But anyhow, I like your metaphor. Lorian (WHAM!) Owww!

Author's Response: Definitely a fir tree. I live where they grow and we have a whole forest of them righ across the road. I love seeing them clothed in fog; it just feels like something elf-like is going to walk up my driveway. Thanks for reviewing.

Greenleaf by Shadow Maiden Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: The way I think the song Greensleeves was supposed to go . . .
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Legolas, Thranduil
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: Christmas Themes
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 257 Read Count: 1283
[Report This] Published: 07/12/08 Updated: 07/12/08
Reviewer: Lorian Signed
Date: 02/04/09 Title: Chapter 1: Greenleaf

Aw, that's sweet! I love the song Greensleeves and I'm glad someone else knows the original words, as you obviously do. I once wrote a skit about it, but that was for a history class and I hate it. Plus they performed it in class, and I had no idea they would...ugh, Embarassment! Anyhow, you are a remarkably flexible and good writer! Lorian

Author's Response: Yeah, the tune haunted me and it felt like there was a better story behind it. Almost like the words weren't fit right to the tune, anyway, thanks for reviewing:)

Summary: I feel that LOTR horses don't get enough credit or attention! So, I decided to write Here's to the Horses!
Categories: Off Topic, Book-verse, Movie-verse
Characters: Bill the Pony, Other Canon Character
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: Midnight's Poem Book
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 135 Read Count: 1325
[Report This] Published: 01/01/09 Updated: 01/01/09
Reviewer: Lorian Signed
Date: 20/04/09 Title: Chapter 1: Here's to the Horses

Do you happen to be a horseback rider? :) I like it, and I agree. (I'm a horsewoman, so yay for the horses!)

Lorian

Author's Response: Yes, I am a horse-back rider! I ride English (if you care) I ride two ponies (so I'm not that tall) named Twinky and Guenter. (Once again if you care!) Thank you so much for your review! -Midnight §

Summary: For anybody else who has ever felt that they need to hide their fanfic habit. Rated PG for one instance of bad language.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10094 Read Count: 13719
[Report This] Published: 08/02/09 Updated: 15/10/10
Reviewer: Lorian Signed
Date: 02/04/09 Title: Chapter 1: Narya's thoughts

Heh, I've read much better things than Christopher Paolini on here, though I have nothing against him. Well, not SO much. Okay, a lot. But anyhow, I love this site and the people on it are simply great and great writers.

Lorian

Author's Response: Haha I have nothing personal against Paolini - I just wonder whether he would have been published at all had his parents not owned a publishing company!!! I agree with you; this is a very friendly site and there are some extremely talented people posting here.

McHobbits by Midnight Rated: G [Reviews - 16]
Summary: [ar] NiRi,[cat] Genres: Alternate Universe In response to Lira_of_Imladris's 'A Modern Thing To Middle Earth' challenge.

Our four favorite hobbits are out on a causaul ride on their ponies when SOMETHING falls out of the sky in font of them. It appears to be a large building... what is IT?!
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse
Characters: Faramir Took, Farmer Maggot, Fatty Bolger, Frodo, Frodo Gamgee, Gaffer Gamgee, Goldilocks Gamgee, Lobelia Sackville-Baggins, Lotho Sackville-Baggins, Merry, Paladin Took, Pearl Took, Pervinca Took, Pimpernel Took, Pippin, Rosie, Sam, Sancho Proudfoot, Saradoc Brandybuck, Tom Bombadil
Genres: General, Humor, Other
Warnings: None
Challenges: A Modern Thing To Middle Earth
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 3450 Read Count: 7118
[Report This] Published: 20/04/09 Updated: 22/05/09
Reviewer: Lorian Signed
Date: 20/04/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: A Peaceful Ride Disturbed

I love it. Write some more! And yes, the McDonald's employee is to be pitied.

Lorian

Author's Response: Yes, I hope that I never work in a McDonald's that travels to Middle-earth, or maybe I would... -Midnight §

Reviewer: Lorian Signed
Date: 20/04/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: A Peaceful Ride Disturbed

I just thought of something...will the hobbits bring their hobbit-ponies in, after seeing the building is safe?!? Oh, the look of horror on the manager's face! :D

Author's Response: No, they usually don't bring their ponies in, but a good idea. Also, I guess that the counter worker IS the manager, because he is the only chap working there. Thanks for reviewing! -Midnight §

Summary: Continuing with the random poetry.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: Gandalf / Olorin
Genres: Humor, Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: Lord of the Haikus
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 14 Read Count: 1404
[Report This] Published: 18/05/09 Updated: 18/05/09
Reviewer: Lorian Signed
Date: 22/05/09 Title: Chapter 1: Gandalf--A Haiku

Goodness this makes me laugh.

-Lorian

Author's Response: Thank you, I'm glad you liked it!

Ever and Ever by Whisper Rated: R [Reviews - 54]
Summary: Rohan is withering under the weight of the war. Calahdra Medlinniel, however, is falling in love. A Shieldmaiden of Rohan, Calahdra is young, damaged, and driven by duty. Yet how could she give her life for her people when she suddenly has so much to live for?
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse
Characters: Legolas
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 44 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 123142 Read Count: 41601
[Report This] Published: 21/06/09 Updated: 15/01/11
Reviewer: Lorian Signed
Date: 13/07/09 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 7: Admissions

WOW! You have such skill in writing!
Calahdra is just like a character I had once (not one I've published on here yet), so I've loved reading what you have up so far (though it gave me a jolt every time I came across her name, as my [real] name is very similar), and it brings some nice memories back. So refreshing from what you normally see in original characters, and filled with the qualities that I strive to achieve in my writing. Your writing feels like a kindred spirit to me, it's wonderful to see something this good for a romancey-type fanfiction! Grammer is impeccably good, the only uncorrected grammatical error that I saw was a few "Namaarie"s instead of "Namarie". Your elvish was very orderly and correct. All in all, a masterpiece. This story will definitely take a place among my favorites. I really hope to see more from you!

-Lorian

Author's Response: Thank you for that wonderful review! I'm glad that so many people find my writing style refreshing. That's really fantastic. As for the typos you mentioned, I will go back and fix them. I'll admit that my elvish is a bit sketchy, but I'm glad that so far it hasn't failed me. And yes, I plan on continuing this story much further, and...drum roll please...I also have another project in the works. -Whisper

Summary: All the criminal offeses have been piled up against an unsuspecting fanfic writer. Petty theft of originality, 10th walker overkill, Mary Sue overkill, and the likes. Can she survive where fanfic goes to die?
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: Aragorn, Balrog, Bilbo, Bill the Pony, Boromir, Elrond, Ents, Eru / Iluvatar, Faramir, Frodo, Gandalf / Olorin, Gil-Galad, Gimli, Gollum, Haldir, Isildur, Legolas, Merry, Nazgûl, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Pippin, Sam, Sméagol
Genres: General, Humor, Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 19166 Read Count: 13619
[Report This] Published: 18/07/09 Updated: 12/09/09
Reviewer: Lorian Signed
Date: 19/08/09 Title: Chapter 9: Fluffiful Fancies

Wow is this funny to read! Love it, please write more soon!

Lorian

Author's Response: I'm updating! There will be more very soon. -Fay

Summary:

The Silmarils... the three Jewels that of old Feanor wrought, blending the light of the Two Trees within them; around which the fate of Arda and the Children of Iluvatar are woven...

This beloved tale of beauty, hatred, love, light, darkness and hope comes to you in poetry format.


Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Eru / Iluvatar, Finwe, Ingwë, Irmo / Lorien, Manwe, Melian, Morgoth / Melkor, Namo / Mandos, Nessa, Nienna, Oromë, Ossë, Other Canon Character, Thingol, Tulkas, Ulmo, Vaire, Vana, Varda, Yavanna
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 9876 Read Count: 12171
[Report This] Published: 31/07/09 Updated: 19/07/10
Reviewer: Lorian Signed
Date: 19/08/09 Title: Chapter 1: Ainulindalë

This is very well written, and a shockingly original idea. Keep it up!

But other than this being nice to read, I can foresee I will be using this as a guideline to re-reading the Silmarillion, as now I have a poetic summary to every chapter and I sometimes find it hard to find a particular part of the story that I'm looking for.

Blessings on your writing,

Lorian

Author's Response:

Thank you so much for your words of encouragement! I am glad that you find it useful as a guide to the Silmarillion.