Penname: Elbereth [Contact] Real name: Esme
Member Since: 31/12/11
Membership status: Member
Bio:
Hello! My name's Esme and I live in the wonderful UK. I've been writing fanfictions for about a year and a half now- having discovered Lord of the Rings just under a year ago- starting off with Harry Potter, (which was a minor fail.) I just couldn't get into it, or my stories, as I wasn't as passionate about Harry Potter as I am about Tolkien.

So, I began an epic search for Tolkien fanfiction sites. First I found Stories of Arda, and then Lord of the Rings Fanfiction. Then I begun writing LotR fanfictions. It quickly became a hobby of mine, and I gradually became addicted.

After some awkward discussions with my Mother, who was concerned about my computer-usage, I managed to explain the term "fanfiction" to her. (She still doesn't understand, but doesn't pester me as much.)And so here I am. :)

I read my first Tolkien book at age six, The Hobbit, and loved it. I started reading The Fellowship of the Ring at age seven, but quickly abandoned it. (What an idiot I was.) I tried again last April, and loved it. I quickly finished the trilogy, and moved onto Unfinished Tales and The Silmarillion- which I poured over. Thus, Tolkien became my idol, and I became an adoring fan.

As well as a writer of fanfictions, I am also-
- A published poet
- A keen RP'er
- An amateur astronomer
- A work obsessive...
- And an Enting! (a Junior member of the Tolkien Society- thanks to my amazing friend.)

I'm also the awesome person who's literally ALWAYS on, though this is only because I often forget where the "Sign Out" button is...
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Summary:

Once upon a time, there was an FBI agent who had given up on love; that is, until an expensive car showed up in front of her house. The next thing she knew, she was learning how to surf, meeting celebrities, and realizing that not everyone in the world needs to be put in handcuffs.


Categories: Actor Fics
Characters: Dominic Monaghan
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 25861 Read Count: 5226
[Report This] Published: 21/03/12 Updated: 22/08/12
Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 22/08/12 Title: Chapter 13: And One More Thing

How dare you ruin my day like that?! I was convinced that everything was going to be all nice and happy, and then you stick THAT right at the end. I have to hand it to you, that was one hell of a bombshell- and an unpleasant one at that.

Other than that, I have no criticism whatsoever (if you can call the above criticism- it was kindly meant) but you better be quick with the sequel...

That's all from me, but thank you so much for making this such an enjoyable story to read right from the start- with so many twists and turns in the plot. Amazing.

No galu govad gen.

Summary: Gandalf faces the Bawlrog and the Club stops at Lothlorien, home of Galadriel's famous, factory-made Lembas cookies.
Categories: Movie-verse, Book-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: Meddling in Middle Earth
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 638 Read Count: 403
[Report This] Published: 23/03/12 Updated: 23/03/12
Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 23/03/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 10

Love it. :) Especially Galadriel, "the she-Elf with a bubbly personality".

Summary: It's April 1st, and Mordor's Official Website tells of Sauron's overthrow by his most trusted lieutenants. Aragorn and Gandalf try to figure out what it means.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Gandalf / Olorin
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 324 Read Count: 678
[Report This] Published: 01/04/12 Updated: 01/04/12
Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 01/04/12 Title: Chapter 1: Mordor Under New Management

Love that... XD Specially for April Fool's Day.

Summary: The Force is not with Boromir as he tries to take the ring from Frodo.
Categories: Movie-verse, Book-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: Meddling in Middle Earth
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 634 Read Count: 416
[Report This] Published: 02/04/12 Updated: 02/04/12
Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 02/04/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 11

I am shedding tears of laughter... I can just picture Galadriel with a Blackberry. XD

A Porcelain Doll by Sivan Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 2]
Summary: There is a murderer around Mirkwood, who is looking to complete his collection…
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Legolas, Original Character, Thranduil
Genres: Angst, Family, General, Horror, Suspense, Tragedy
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death, Torture
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 765 Read Count: 709
[Report This] Published: 14/04/12 Updated: 14/04/12
Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 15/04/12 Title: Chapter 1: 1/1

Very creppy, but I guess that's the idea. ;)
Nice.

Summary: Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas, and Gimli face orcs and Saruman's deadly mechanical creations.
Categories: Movie-verse, Book-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Warnings: Character Death
Series: Meddling in Middle Earth
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 459 Read Count: 356
[Report This] Published: 21/04/12 Updated: 21/04/12
Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 21/04/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 12

As always, love it... :)
Apart from one thing- Isengard doesn't have a "u" in it. Easily fixed. ;)

Summary: Frodo and Sam meet Gollum. Or is it Smeagol? Or is it actually Sauron?
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: Meddling in Middle Earth
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 582 Read Count: 541
[Report This] Published: 10/05/12 Updated: 10/05/12
Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 10/05/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 13

A monorail...? So cool. :) And the discrimination against people with two/three names. xD

Summary: Braedia, a woman of Gondor, is banished. She wanders the Wilds, only to be discovered by a certain Third Marshal of the Riddermark. With war closing in, how long can Braedia keep her past a secret?

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Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Boromir, Eomer, Eowyn, Faramir, Legolas, Original Character, Théoden
Genres: Drama, Friendship, Romance
Warnings: Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 27 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 61071 Read Count: 7596
[Report This] Published: 14/05/12 Updated: 01/06/12
Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 19/05/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Have only just discovered this- which is shocking- so I have been catching up. ;)
It is wonderfully gripping, and very well written. Looking forward to seeing where this goes!

Summary: Aragorn, Legolas, and Gmili get a free car from the Rohan Riders and run into an old friend in Fargone Forest.
Categories: Movie-verse, Book-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: Meddling in Middle Earth
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 876 Read Count: 370
[Report This] Published: 23/05/12 Updated: 23/05/12
Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 25/05/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 14

I can picture Gandalf going green. ;)
Wonderful- keep up the good work!

Summary: Merry gets frustrated with the slow-moving Ents, and Pippin's plan to hurry the Entmoot backfires.
Categories: Movie-verse, Book-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: Meddling in Middle Earth
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 454 Read Count: 367
[Report This] Published: 03/06/12 Updated: 03/06/12
Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 03/06/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 15

Fail, Pippin. I can just imagine Billy Boyd telling the Ents that it's opposite day in the film. ;)

Summary: Frodo runs into Gandalf while trying to deliver a pizza to Rohan.
Categories: Movie-verse, Book-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: Meddling in Middle Earth
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 664 Read Count: 432
[Report This] Published: 12/06/12 Updated: 12/06/12
Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 12/06/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 16

Frodo delivering pizzas... xD
Love it more and more each time you write a new chapter.

Summary:

Lane's story culminates as she and the remaining Fellowship follow their own paths to Gondor. Lane finally thinks she has a shot at the happiness she's never before experienced, but choices are yet to be made if she ever wants a taste of it. Will she be allowed to stay in Middle-earth, or will she even be given a choice?

To Honor


Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Beregond, Bergil, Denethor, Elladan, Elrohir, Eomer, Eowyn, Erkenbrand, Eru / Iluvatar, Faramir, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Halbarad, Imrahil, Ioreth, Legolas, Merry, Namo / Mandos, Nazgûl, Original Character, Pippin, Sauron, The Fellowship, Théoden, Vaire
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death, Graphic Sex, Rape, Torture, Violence
Series: Protect and Serve
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 100730 Read Count: 11798
[Report This] Published: 27/06/12 Updated: 20/10/12
Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 07/10/12 Title: Chapter 12: Beyond This Land of Parting

Oh. My. Eru. Wow... As you say, I certainly wasn't expecting that, but in many ways I'm glad you ended the trilogy in that way- it's true to real-life, and makes everything seem so much more realistic, though I hate to say it.

Absolutely amazing, Lasarina, and thank you so much for sharing your talent here by posting this.

I await the epilogue with baited breath.

Author's Response:

Thanks so much for reading! I'm glad you've liked it so much so far. I hope you like one or both of the different endings.

But enough with delays. Check out the endings!

 

Lasarina

Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 22/09/12 Title: Chapter 11: A Promise for Passion

You've almost finished?! Eru, now you've got me nervous... I have a hunch that it's not all going to end happily...

I enjoyed, as always, the appearance of the Valar, and particularly liked Lane's description of Mandos' voice- I can actually picture Mandos sounding like Darth Vader... Anyway, I digress.

I found Lane's thoughts interesting to read too, particularly the stuff about her connection with Legolas. All in all, an excellent chapter. :)

Author's Response:

Well, I've posted the final chapter! So go check it out.

 

Thanks so much for reading! I'm so thankful for you sticking with this story!

 

Lasarina

Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 27/06/12 Title: Chapter 1: The Story of Who I Am

I'm so glad you've begun the third book! A superb start, and I'm looking forward to the rest.

Author's Response:

Thanks so much!

I'm getting on a roll again, I've got the next chapter up!

 

Thanks so much, 

 

Lasarina

Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 30/07/12 Title: Chapter 6: Battle Highs and Lows

Wow, that really turned the tide! I was expecting Legolas to propose to her, not the other way round! But still, I think I like it that way. ;)

I'm glad that Lane saved Halbarad, but I can't help but wonder the consequences of such an action...?

Will look forward to reading the next few chapters- as always. :)

Author's Response:

Glad you like it that way, Lane's not really the kind to wait around! ;)

Thanks for the review! And check out the new chapter!

 

Lasarina

Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 02/07/12 Title: Chapter 2: Greater Men

A lot of things stuck out for me in this particular chapter, but I shall select a few, and list them in no particular order...

- Geography. Your knowledge of Rohan and Gondor is AMAZING, and this really shone through.
- Your portrayl of Denethor, which definitely does justice to his character.

There were one or two typos which I did notice, but hey, you're human too. :)

Overall- great!

Author's Response:

*blushes*

Awww, thanks so much! I've been trying to study the geography and such a bit more so I'm not screwing that up, but I'm not surprised there are some typos, I always notice a lot after I've stepped back from something for a sufficient amount of time (like a month!) so that's no shocker there are some in this one. I'm sure there will be more! It's so hard for me to catch my own. I can professionally edit other people's stuff for publication all the time, but that's why we never do the final edit of our own work, the brain has the tendency to correct things as you read it to the way you meant it to be. If you ever see anything glaring, feel free to shout it out, I'm not easily embarrassed, the mistakes are worse!

 

Thanks again and check out the new chapter!

 

Lasarina

 

Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 11/07/12 Title: Chapter 3: Waiting in the Darkness

Good old cliff-hanger. I like it. ;)

There was a good amount of humour in this particular chapter- which I enjoyed very much, particularly the "bonus for gender identification" comment.

Well done. :)

Author's Response:

Lol, I'm glad you like the cliff-hanger because I've left another!

 

And I'm glad you liked the humor, mine's kinda dry so I worry that other's won't always get it. 

 

Thanks so much, and check out the new chapter!

 

Lasarina

Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 24/07/12 Title: Chapter 4: The Woman I Am

Another good ol' cliff-hanger, and another good ol' chapter. :)

It was very clever of you to have Lane in a dress when she went to go and see Denethor- I certainly didn't expect that.

Again, I have to admit that you have a talent for portraying Denethor; it was superb.

Well done.

Author's Response:

So glad you like Denethor, he's still the character I feel sorriest for in their portrayals in the movies.

 

Thanks so much for reviewing and check out the new chapter, 

 

Lasarina

Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 28/07/12 Title: Chapter 5: Holding On

Happy 27th Birthday!! Many happy returns!

Once again, a very good chapter. It was nice to see Imrahil- there was very little of him in ROTK, I thought.

And Lane seems to be adopting the native way of speaking...?


Well done. :)

Author's Response:

Thanks so much!

Glad you liked Imrahil, I've always thought he was a bit underbilled myself. 

And I love that you caught the change in her syntax, as with anyone her speech is starting to mimic her surroundings, and I've been trying to very carefully change hers over time. 

 

Thanks again, and check out the next chapter!

 

Lasarina

Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 13/08/12 Title: Chapter 8: Que Sera, Sera

I just realised reading your A/N that I said next to nothing on the edited version of Chapter 7! I am so sorry! Anyway, I can certainly imagine what happened, and I can tell you that I am SO grateful for you putting up the link to the edited chapter- I wouldn't have been able to skip a chapter otherwise!!

As to Chapter 8, I saw the chapter title, and I instantly had the song going round in my head, so you can imagine my delight at you finishing the chapter with some of the song. Wonderful song; true message.

Well done- great chapter/s.

Author's Response:

Thanks so much! I'm glad you were able to keep reading the edited version.

I must admit, I was humming the song as I wrote it, too!

 

But check out the new chapter, 

 

Lasarina