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Scarred Fate by Massanie Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 95]
Summary: He is the youngest chief advisor in the history of Middle Earth; he is intelligent, calculating, secretive ... and highly manipulating.
No one realises the extent of this ability until suddenly all around him disaster is coming thick and fast and a well-planned chaos breaks out.

I might add that none of the original characters are evil as one might expect after reading the summary.
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Arwen, Celeborn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Galadriel, Gandalf / Olorin, Glorfindel, Gwaihir, Haldir, Landroval, Lindir, Melpomaen
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Rape, Slash (same sex pairing), Torture, Violence
Series: The Bitter Glass
Chapters: 55 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 106338 Read Count: 51827
Published: 08/16/11 Updated: 01/11/12 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6: No Regret Reviewer: Melda Signed
Whoa. Suicide? Poor Erestor. I kind of expected it though.

Author's Response: Hmm, yes ... I only hope it's not too predictable ... ah, just wait, it's long from being over. Anyway I am fired up for your opinion on the next chapter, so I am going to update right now ;-)
Date: 08/21/11
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Leave Me A Lie Reviewer: Melda Signed
Hmmm..a little dark, but I'm curious about those letters. So I can't wait for the next chapter, even if it's super tragic!

Author's Response: Hey Melda, I am so sorry that I can't really promise you a cheery part ... for quite some time ... but I promised you a happy ending, and I'll stick to that ;-)
Date: 08/17/11
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2: Presentiment Reviewer: Melda Signed
Wow. Meow. Erestor jost got so p.o.ed that his eyes changed color. I guess I can relate to that! I'm usually nice and cheery, but I've had people tell me that when I'm mad, my eyes seem to flash and the yellow marbling (which is outstandingly common in people with green eyes like mine or even hazel ones) seems to become pronounced so that it looks really weird. I freaked out two guys who made me mad when I was in freshman year so badly that they avoided me until graduation!

Author's Response: ;-) I was told that I have a 'devilish gleam' in my eyes when I am angry. That went so far as to my fellow students trying to be around by all means necessary when I needed to give someone a tongue lashing (that person had tried to steal my work and I needed him to go to my prof and admit to it or I would have been accused of plagiarism...). But I wish my eyes would change colour, too, I find that pretty cool.
Date: 08/17/11
Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11: Poison Reviewer: Melda Signed
And there's a SECOND plot twist???? Darn, you're going to give me a kind of reading whiplash, with all these violent tists and turns and starts and stops. But I love it. It's like a rollar coaster and I LOVE rollar coasters. :D Keep up the good work!

Author's Response: OK, now that definitely IS the nicest thing anyone ever said about something I wrote! Thank you very much, I hope I won't let you down...
Date: 08/23/11
Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10: The Gift Reviewer: Melda Signed
DUN DUN DUN! And there's the most amazing plot twist I've ever read in a fanfiction! :D Serious genius.

Author's Response: Damn it, I didn't see this comment ... well that's even nicer than the other one! I so hoped I wouldn't lose you on the way because Scarred Fate has some rather violent scenes and you seemed to prefer the parts that were more benign. But still: I promised you a happy ending, didn't I?
Date: 08/23/11
Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8: In Shambles Reviewer: Melda Signed
Please update soon! And I'm now doing a happy dance because I was right about Erestor having planned the whole thing! YAY ME! Loved the chapter.

Author's Response: Hihi ;-) You know you are really brilliant at encouraging me once I start getting doubts over this. I wondered if I overdid it with Elladan starting to torture that soldier, but I didn't want to leave it out either as I wanted to show how bitter he became over the ordeal his mother went through. So here is your chapter and a second one also ;-)
Date: 08/22/11
Title: Chapter 35: Chapter 35: The Mad Scene 1 Reviewer: Melda Signed
That was really action-packed! Oh, and by the way, Happy Thanksgiving!

Author's Response: Thanks! I hoped to pep up the story a little bit while everyone is journeying to Mirkwood and at the same time I kinda thought that Erestor was not the type to just give in without a fight, especially when those he cares about are at stake. Both reasons added together and resulted in what I had originally called "The Last Ruse". But then I remembered your proposed chapter title "Diary of a mad darkling" and realised just how mad he must appear during this scene and changed the chapter title to "The Mad Scene". So it really is inspired by you once again, thanks for that ;-)
Makes me wonder, though, how you realised so early that Erestor is somewhat insane...

And: Happy Thanksgiving to you also!
Date: 11/24/11
Title: Chapter 36: Chapter 36: The Mad Scene 2 Reviewer: Melda Signed
I'm more than happy to have helped you once again! You know that saying 'Great minds think alike'? That's probably what's happening here:D By the way, this chapter really showed how desperate and unselfish Erestor is, which is really great. :) Oh, I was wondering....have you ever heard of the band Tokio Hotel? It's totally off-topic, but my bestie Amy is a huge fan (I've heard a few songs and agree that they're really good, but I'm not majorly into them) and I was hoping to get her an autograph for Christmas. If you come across anything on the net, could you please tell me? I'd really apreciate it!

Author's Response: Hey Melda,
Thanks for your review. Erestor is really desperate right now, never having anyone to tutor him in the ways of prophecies he made some major mistakes that now cost him dearly...
And it's right: you seemed to somehow guess the finer mechanisms behind the personas and relationships in this story all along, which kinda made me wonder sometimes if I was too obvious. But maybe it's just "thinking alike" :D

And as for the autograph, I sent you a mail ;-)
Date: 11/28/11
Title: Chapter 53: Chapter 52: Awakening Reviewer: Melda Signed
Yay! No more violence! I love you, Massanie!

Author's Response: :D I promised, didn't I?
Gods, you had me laughing!

But though Gates of Dawn is not planned to contain violence I am actually planning another story that will also have some violence, though no abuse... I guess I cannot really write something without at least a tiny bit of angst ;-) ...
Date: 01/07/12
Title: Chapter 55: Chapter 54: The Trial Reviewer: Melda Signed
I'm proud of you, Messanie! This was a great story and I can't wait to see what happens next!

Author's Response: Thank you very very much!
You were the very first to offer me encouraging words for the first chapter of The Bitter Glass and the very first to review for the last chapter of Scarred Fate, really fitting!

But I'm afraid that you'll have to wait a little bit for the next story. My beta already has the first chapters but I'm going to need more time to think and write.
I really hope you are content for now with the ending of Scarred Fate.

Again thank you, your words really meant much to me!

~ Massanie
Date: 01/11/12
Summary: The Fellowship has a bad case of the Mary Sues. Gandalf will do anything to cure them, even if it means dragging five of the best fanfiction writers into another dimension to write the Sues out of the story. None of these peculiar people realize they are now caught in the intricate workings of the trilogy, and are toying with the bonds between an Author and his Story.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Gandalf / Olorin
Genres: Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2740 Read Count: 590
Published: 12/02/11 Updated: 12/02/11 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Introduction Reviewer: Melda Signed
This sounds really great! I can't wait to read more!
Date: 12/04/11
Summary: Some funny (and slightly corney) jokes for all you LOTR fans!
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Warnings: Extreme/taboo Fetish
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1031 Read Count: 2869
Published: 01/27/12 Updated: 02/10/12 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Jokes! Reviewer: Melda Signed
I really loved that last one. :D
Date: 01/27/12
Summary: Lost and alone
Parents killed by orcs
Can the Elves save her?
Will she get a new family?
Will some old memories re surface?
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Celeborn, Galadriel, Haldir, Original Character, Orophin, Rúmil
Genres: Family, Friendship, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death, Graphic Sex, Rape
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 4802 Read Count: 6695
Published: 01/28/12 Updated: 04/06/12 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Lost and Found Reviewer: Melda Signed
It's really good, but when a new person speaks, you should begin a new paragraph. It's lovely besides that and I don't know if you did this by accident, but it should be 'took' instead of 'toked'. I loved it and I will read more chapters later, Of course, I could beta it for you if you want, which would save a lot of trouble for you since you're already very busy. :D

Author's Response: I know I still suck at writing stories. I would like that very much. Its a habit of mine to had other people talking in one paragraph. I wont mind you being my beta.
Date: 02/08/12
Summary: An Air Force doctor gets magically sent to Middle Earth by a crazy man who's spell was from Mordor.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Eomer, Eowyn, Nazgûl, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Saruman, Sauron, The Fellowship, Théoden
Genres: None
Warnings: Rape
Series: None
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 12094 Read Count: 9984
Published: 01/31/12 Updated: 02/07/14 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 spells of old Reviewer: Melda Signed
The story has a good basic form, but you need to add more background and details as well as perhaps edit your pages a little more before you post. Or you could advertise for a beta, who would do that for you. Otherwise, it's pretty good.

Author's Response: thnx for the critizism
Date: 02/02/12
Summary: The title says all.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Gríma
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: Ten ways to get killed by Lotr characters
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 51 Read Count: 1308
Published: 02/09/12 Updated: 02/09/12 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Melda Signed
Really quite cute. :D

Author's Response: Lol thanks >< I dont who to us next though!
Date: 02/09/12
Summary: Erik, a village boy, gets caught up in the Great War when he assists Theodred before the battle at the Fords of Isen. We follow Erik from there to The Black Gates.

The tale is 12 chapters long, and the following is the first chapter.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Théodred
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1179 Read Count: 524
Published: 02/18/12 Updated: 02/18/12 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Melda Signed
I rather like this story. Erik seems to me to be a rather unobtrusive character. :)
Date: 02/19/12
Summary: ever wonder what Elrond looks like in a mini skirt?
Categories: Off Topic, Movie-verse Characters: Elrond, Glorfindel
Genres: Erotica, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Graphic Sex, Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 385 Read Count: 527
Published: 02/18/12 Updated: 02/18/12 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Melda Signed
Nice, though there were a few gramatical mistakes. 'Spoked' is not a word. The proper form is spoke, but 'said' would have fit better in the context.
Date: 02/19/12
Gates Of Dawn by Massanie Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 19]
Summary: Erestor is at the threshold between the darkness of his past and the light of a new life. He only needs someone to give him a push through the Gates of Dawn. Erestor/Elrond/Glorfindel.
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Arwen, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Galadriel, Gandalf / Olorin, Glorfindel, Haldir, Legolas, Lindir
Genres: Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Graphic Sex, Torture
Series: The Bitter Glass
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 32020 Read Count: 7257
Published: 04/21/12 Updated: 07/03/12 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 4: Laurinque Reviewer: Melda Signed
Hi, Messanie. :D Well, I guess I'll just have to be happy with a draw, right? The lemon was fine, very well done and not sour in the least! Keep writing! Love and peanutbutter ~Melda

Author's Response: Hey!
Thank you very, very much! I am so utterly, one hundred percent relieved that you all seem to like it; I almost didn't post this chapter because I was so nervous about it...

So thanks again! ~ Massanie
Date: 05/08/12
Summary: Two fighting races, one forbidden love
Categories: Movie-verse, Book-verse, Book Verse Slash Characters: Legolas, Original Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Erotica, Family, Friendship, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death, Graphic Sex, Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 25013 Read Count: 6988
Published: 06/02/12 Updated: 06/13/12 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Melda Signed
You've really improved! Glad to see you back on here again. Hey, do you want to start emailing back and forth again now that the craziness of the school year is done with? I've got time here at the college. :)
Date: 06/15/12
The Last Wood Elf by L8Bleumr Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 62]
Summary: *COMPLETE* When Mirkwood is destroyed, there is only one survivor, an elfling named Legolas. He is the last of his kind, the last wood elf. Eventually he is brought to Rohan where King Théoden takes him into his home and raises him along with his son, Théodred and his nephew Eomer. The boys develop a strong bond and swear their loyalty to one another. Although Legolas is brought up in a world of men, he longs to someday return to his home and, along with his adopted brothers, cleanse it of the evil malice that dwells there and rebuild the elven city, even if he is the last. *Warning* Not your typical Legolas story. Legolas’ history is strictly AU while the rest loosely follows book/movie verse (mind you I said loosely.)
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Eomer, Eowyn, Gríma, Haldir, Legolas, Original Character, Théoden, Théodred
Genres: Action/Adventure, Friendship, Tragedy
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death, Graphic Sex, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 45 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 269126 Read Count: 19756
Published: 06/25/12 Updated: 04/07/14 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Burning Of Mirkwood Reviewer: Melda Signed
Oh, this is so sad! But little Legolas is very cute.

Author's Response: Thanks for reading ; - )
Date: 11/09/12