Penname: Irial [Contact] Real name: Tam Batista
Member Since: 22/02/11
Membership status: Member
Bio:
I've always had a love of writing and fantasy books but most importantly LOTR and all it's loveable characters! My best friend and I started writing fanfiction in Year 8 to amuse each other. Nine years later I finally got the courage to post something up!!

Additionally I love ice skating, Labradors, art, music and hanging out with my friends.

I have to add a big shout out to a lovely author by the name of L8Bleumr. Any and all works by this amazingly talented author are awe-inspiring and such a pleasure to read. Seriously. If you haven't read her works, please make haste to her penname and embark on journeys rich with life, love and laughter.
Beta-reader: Yes
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Reviews by Irial
Summary: Everyone knows that Legolas' mother is not around in LOTR or The Hobbit. But why not? A sad tale of a tragic death, and a grieving family. Set TA 145, when Legolas is aged 10.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Legolas, Thranduil, Other
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 17545 Read Count: 7094
[Report This] Published: 28/11/04 Updated: 28/11/04
Reviewer: Irial Signed
Date: 25/02/11 Title: Chapter 7: Healing

This is a great chapter! I love the story about the King wearing his breeches while swimming!

Reviewer: Irial Signed
Date: 25/02/11 Title: Chapter 8: Girith’s Surprise

This is a very sweet story, made me smile a lot! Great work : )

My "Desperado" by iggybaby Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 4]
Summary: A rhyming poem. Explains the betrayal I feel about a certain Dude, although I may have exagerated a bit. It's complicated to explain so don't ask(Aerlinniel, that means you).
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 84 Read Count: 1263
[Report This] Published: 14/11/06 Updated: 14/11/06
Reviewer: Irial Signed
Date: 08/04/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Ouch! Whatever happened sounds like he was a jerk. But he made you write something powerful! And that's a plus for us, your readers :D ~ Iri

Author's Response: Thanks for that! I'm glad you have liked my poems! ~iggybaby

False Hope by iggybaby Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: I wrote this because I just recently saw the guy I really, really like and I found myself thinking, he's looking at me. He's looking at me. The Song basically tells how confused I am and how can I dare to hope.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 183 Read Count: 1619
[Report This] Published: 09/12/06 Updated: 09/12/06
Reviewer: Irial Signed
Date: 13/03/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I can relate to this so well, just from a recent experience. Very moving!

Author's Response: I think that most people can at some point in their life. Thanks for the review! ~iggybaby

Summary: A song I wrote in memory of my old elementary school. Thanks to some Stupid people, the newer, nicer and healthier school is closing.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 119 Read Count: 1809
[Report This] Published: 11/01/07 Updated: 11/01/07
Reviewer: Irial Signed
Date: 08/04/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Awww sadness! You've expressed your longing for this place very well ~ Iri

I Am What I Am by iggybaby Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: A song I made up on the spot. I think the theme is love, not a hundred percent sure.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 79 Read Count: 1362
[Report This] Published: 25/01/07 Updated: 25/01/07
Reviewer: Irial Signed
Date: 08/04/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Beautiful flow and straight to the point! Good work ~ Iri

Summary: A song I wrote about obsessive love. It goes along the love tune from the Lion king II.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 158 Read Count: 985
[Report This] Published: 28/01/07 Updated: 28/01/07
Reviewer: Irial Signed
Date: 10/04/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is very sweet iggybaby. I was singing it out loud. Very touching. And very true - Iri

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: Irial Signed
Date: 13/04/11 Title: Chapter 4: Epilogue

An absolutely delightful alternate ending. Well written, well done - Iri

Author's Response: Thank you very much Irial!:):):):) ~~~~~{~@

Summary: Poems and dramatic monologues from the viewpoints of various Tolkien characters.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Bilbo, Boromir, Elrond, Faramir, Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Legolas, Merry, Pippin, Sam, Saruman, The Fellowship, Witch King
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Fantasy, General, Horror, Poetry, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 44 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 10247 Read Count: 33767
[Report This] Published: 05/02/07 Updated: 19/04/11
Reviewer: Irial Signed
Date: 13/04/11 Title: Chapter 1: Upon Meeting Arwen (Aragorn)

So, I'm not going to lie - most of these induced tears!! You have a beautiful gift with words and imagery, woven into these heart-wrenching poems. It's a rare talent, but you own it! Well done! - Iri

Author's Response: What a lovely compliment! I am delighted that my efforts can move people so. Thank you so much for telling me! hugs ~~~~~{~@

Summary: A song I wrote three nights ago when there was a lunar eclipse. Basically about love.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 144 Read Count: 1828
[Report This] Published: 06/03/07 Updated: 06/03/07
Reviewer: Irial Signed
Date: 14/03/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

The imagery is so moving. I find that I can relate to your work so well. Wish I had a brilliant poetic mind like yours!! xo

Author's Response: Aww thanks! I only do well in free verse though; as soon as I need to rhyme and meter than I'm completely terrible! Thanks for the review!~iggybaby

Summary: During the decade following the War of the Ring, King Elessar and Queen Undómiel work tirelessly to reunify the kingdom and institute governmental reforms. Most of the war-weary population embraces the King’s peacetime policies and building projects as prosperity and opportunity slowly return to Gondor and beyond. Old enemies resurface, however, as four villains emerge to cast covetous eyes upon the southern provinces and form an evil alliance which will threaten the stability of the empire and even the safety of the royal family.

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Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Beregond, Celeborn, Celebrían, Elfwine, Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Erkenbrand, Faramir, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Gwaihir, Landroval, Legolas, Lothiriel, Meneldor the Swift, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Sam
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Erotica, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, Graphic Sex, Slash (same sex pairing), Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 42 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 305693 Read Count: 52819
[Report This] Published: 10/09/07 Updated: 05/02/12
Reviewer: Irial Signed
Date: 06/01/12 Title: Chapter 40: Council on the Pelennor

Hi Karlmir Stonewain! I don't believe we've met. My name is Irial, pleased to meet you. Now introductions aside allow me to review! So I'm the sort of person who usually reviews chapter by chapter but I've only recently come across this amazing tale and found that I could hardly wait for the next chapter to stop and review so I thought I'd wait to the end. Four hours straight and here we are! And I must say, the characters, the plots, the twists and turns and everything about this tale was... well you know what I don't think there's even a word for how good it was. I could sit here like a thesaurus and list them all but suffice it to say; I LOVE your work. Excellent. If I had a glass I'd be raising it with a very pompous 'Hear hear, jolly good work'. But I don't. And I'm an Aussie so you get 'Top job mate, and keep it coming!' :D

Author's Response: Thank you very much, Irial. It was very refreshing to get a review for this story immediately after I resumed work on it. Please feel free to look at my bio page and my other stories, essays and poetry. I would also appreciate your correspondence.

Summary: Title says all.
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: No Word count: 210 Read Count: 6572
[Report This] Published: 18/12/07 Updated: 18/12/07
Reviewer: Irial Signed
Date: 19/02/13 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Too funny! Half these characters would give me nightmares, lol! You could scare the crap out of the Hobbits and tell them Barney is the great Hobbit-eater and randomly chooses a well-known target every ten years or so... and then charge them for the therapy sessions you'll happily give them to help through their trauma! ~ Iri

Spreading My Wings by iggybaby Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 7]
Summary: My name is Haefwered and I am the daughter of a simple Rohan farmer. I was always a free spirit, always yearning to fly free of this world. Suddenly my whole world was torn down before my eyes when I was told I had to marry a man I didn't know. I knew I had to do something; I would not let my life be ruled by the duties that the patriarchal society deemed proper. So I ran away. I wasn't expecting to find any adventure and I certainly was not expecting to fall in love.

This is the story of a young feminist in middle earth seeking to break the ties that ground her.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Eomer, Eowyn, Gríma, Háma, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Théoden, Théodred
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fantasy
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), First Draft, Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 7943 Read Count: 6133
[Report This] Published: 18/12/08 Updated: 04/08/11
Reviewer: Irial Signed
Date: 28/02/11 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

*Phew* had me worried there for a minute!! More please!!

Author's Response: Will do my best to update soon! ~iggybaby

Author's Response: Will do my best to update soon! ~iggybaby

Reviewer: Irial Signed
Date: 28/02/11 Title: Chapter 4: Fire

Wha? This is end? NOOOOOOO! This is great! Any chance you could write more???

Author's Response: Whoops my bad! I mean that I had to end the chapter that way lol. There will def be more to the story, it has barely begun! ~iggybaby

Reviewer: Irial Signed
Date: 22/04/11 Title: Chapter 5: Terrible darkness

Wow. That's just about enough to put anyone off marriage!! Intense stuff! - Iri

Summary: A response to Bad Beginnings by Elven_Fforestydd. I apologize to everyone.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Arathorn
Genres: Other
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Challenges: Bad Beginnings
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 61 Read Count: 1295
[Report This] Published: 22/04/09 Updated: 22/04/09
Reviewer: Irial Signed
Date: 19/02/13 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hahahahahahaha - sorry I really couldn't resist. This is very clever!! ~ Iri

Summary: This is a response to Karlmir Stonewain's challenge.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 170 Read Count: 1069
[Report This] Published: 10/02/10 Updated: 10/02/10
Reviewer: Irial Signed
Date: 05/01/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Good on you for posting something as honest as this. I find that the work of yours that I have so far read has left me wanting to read more! I have no training (that might be evident if you ever come across my work) but that didn't stop me! Bring it on with smiles and sunshine :D ~ Iri

Author's Response: Thank you for your encouragement.I wish they had the "other" section up here so I could post a fiction I am working on. I read a beautiful story by an author called elfscribe. It inspired me to read more on Alexander the Great.

Tears of Eru by Lisse Rated: G [Reviews - 7]
Summary: Perhaps this is a poem, I'm not sure what to call it.

This was written as I began to contemplate the concept of Elven immortality. First or second born, none of Eru's children are truly immortal. I think the elves may have some of the same feelings as humans on this subject.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Eru / Iluvatar
Genres: Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 163 Read Count: 1182
[Report This] Published: 06/04/10 Updated: 06/04/10
Reviewer: Irial Signed
Date: 05/01/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is stunning and so thoughtful. Well done!! ~ Iri

Author's Response: Thank you. This is the very first thing I wrote

Summary: What went through Elrond's mind when he gave the only daughter he had to Aragorn? How deep was his love for the Evenstar? This story tells of the struggle a father has to face in the face of his child's mortality
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Asfaloth, Elrond, Gandalf / Olorin, Glorfindel, Legolas
Genres: Family, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2113 Read Count: 1046
[Report This] Published: 29/05/10 Updated: 29/05/10
Reviewer: Irial Signed
Date: 09/04/12 Title: Chapter 1: Giving Her Away - A Father's Tale

This is a lovely chapter. Not many people have looked into how Elrond might be feeling the day he gives his precious daughter to the world of men. Wonderfully captured ~ Iri

Summary: Brynwyn, daughter of the chief advisor of Mirkwood, is sent to Treetown (a human town) from Lothlorien on the matter of gaining diplomatic experience. As such, Haldir is appointed as her guardian. But before the journey has even begun, they fall into each other’s bad graces. Will they survive the trip and each other? Or succumb to hatred and disdain.

This story contains images Read & Review (helps inspire)
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: Celeborn, Galadriel, Haldir, Other Canon Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Graphic Sex, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 26 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 27278 Read Count: 23855
[Report This] Published: 22/06/10 Updated: 04/04/11
Reviewer: Irial Signed
Date: 28/02/11 Title: Chapter 1: First Impressions

This is a very good tale so far!! Love the tension between Haldir and Brynwyn! Makes me want to knock their heads together! Great Penmanship and I love the graphics : ) xx