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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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: 802
[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: 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: 8274
[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:

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: 13159
[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

Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 24/08/12 Title: Chapter 9: The Ups and Downs of Matrimony

Lovely explanation of Legolas' name- I like that story a lot. Very creative, and certainly makes sense. Well done!

As to the chapter itself, I read the chapter title and could just tell that there'd be a bomb-shell at the end, and you didn't disappoint. It was certainly a nice touch, and true to Lane's character in the fact that she's not about to bow down to anyone's will- even if it's the will of the love of her life.

As to your horse-riding quam, I'm not a rider, so I make a point of not going into details about horse related stuff in stories and fan-fictions, but I will bear it in mind none-the-less.

Author's Response:

Thanks so much for the reivew. I'm glad you liked my own idea for how Legolas was named. Since we don't know, it was fun to come up with something.

 

Thanks again for reading, and check out the new chapter!

 

Lasarina

Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 20/10/12 Title: Chapter 14: Epilogue: When Honor Dies

A true, realistic ending if you ask me, though I'm certainly glad that you wrote a second "happily ever after ending" too, to make us all happy. ;)

Still, though that certainly wasn't the way I wanted it to end, I'm glad you finished it like that. An ace ending to an amazing story- I simply can't praise you enough.

Good luck with your future original works and I sincerely hope that they're as successful as this fanfiction has been.

Blessings,
Elbereth

Summary: Lord Celeborn reflects privately upon his wife.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Celeborn, Galadriel
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 190 Read Count: 452
[Report This] Published: 15/07/12 Updated: 15/07/12
Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 17/07/12 Title: Chapter 1: Lady of Light

Though this is short, it is beautifully well written, and you have certainly succeeded in your aims to capture the Lady Galadriel's loneliness, and her husband's distance from her. Well done.

Author's Response: Thank you for your review. I think this is the shortest piece I have written yet! I like to explore more deeply the emotions of characters. It pleases me to know I have achieved this with my shortest piece.

Blue Waters by Arya Rated: G [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Aragorn has left to fight, Arwen must sail to the undying lands. This is a short but sincere insight into the sadness that she feels knowing that they are separated.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: Arwen
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 110 Read Count: 443
[Report This] Published: 17/07/12 Updated: 17/07/12
Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 17/07/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Despite this piece's length, it certainly captures Arwen's sadness and longing for Aragorn now that she has been instructed to travel to the Grey Havens. Well done. :)

Summary: In my drama class we had to create a monologue on one aspect of our life. So I chose to link Lord of the Rings with the relationship I have with my dad.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: Other
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 225 Read Count: 694
[Report This] Published: 05/09/12 Updated: 05/09/12
Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 05/09/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I can also empathise with you here. I'm sorry. :(

However, it was beautifully written and really touched me- now officially added to my favourites.

Author's Response: It's nice to know that someone outside of the "circle" can relate to this. It's kinda hard to bring up sometimes. But thank you for reviewing, and I'm happy that you took the time to favorite.

Summary:

SEQUEL TO 'AND ONE MORE THING': Andrea has adjusted to her new job as a personal trainer. She has even accepted the fact that she will be unable to have her dream home built. But the loss of Dominic's love is something that hurts too deeply to let go. Six months after the the break-off of their engagement, Andrea finds herself having to deal with a piece of news that will put a permanent breach between her and the hope of a rekindled relationship with Mr. Monaghan. Will the two never be able to give love another shot? Or should Andrea never say never?


Categories: Actor Fics
Characters: Dominic Monaghan
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 16434 Read Count: 1606
[Report This] Published: 22/01/13 Updated: 18/02/13
Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 23/01/13 Title: Chapter 2: Unexpected News

I've literally just discovered this, having loved your previous story- I'm so glad you managed to get the sequel up! It honestly doesn't matter that it took so long- it was worth the wait!

I can't wait to see the next chapter; as always you've come up with a killer cliff-hanger. Keep it up. ;)

Author's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review, Elbereth! You have been a faithful reader from the beginning, and I truly appreciate it and will try to not disappoint with this story! Chapter three should be up today if I can crank a little more out ^__^

Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 03/02/13 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

I seriously need to stick this on watch or something- I hadn't realised you'd added more chapters!

Anyway, here I am again. :)

I can't believe you let the baby die! I understand you had to do it, but it was still horrible... God, it really left my spine tingling.

Moving on- superb! And I'm certainly glad to see Billy and Dominic back on the scene again- good old Billy. That awkward conversation between the two of them was great, as was the seriously awkward conversation with the Chief- "this is a highly irregular situation"- cracked me up so much. xD

Hopefully I'll be reviewing a little faster from now on. ;)

Author's Response:

No worries! The site was down fot a while and that made everything confusing. But anyway, I am so glad you have been enjoying the story so far. Letting the baby die was a difficult decision to make, but it also is a critical part of the story. Don't hate me too much! lol ;)

Gotta love Billy! I always worry that I am not portraying him properly (he seems like so much fun in real life!) haha. Glad you found that bit funny! I figured it wouldn't hurt to put a little humor in there. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing, and I hope you enjoy what's to come! Cheers ^__^

Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 05/02/13 Title: Chapter 6: Never

You did get Billy spot on- you're right that he always seems so fun-loving and hilarious, but I reckon there's a soft, serious side there somewhere, so in my humble opinion your interpretation of his character is a good one. ;)

I have absolutely no idea how you intend to get Dominic and Andy back together- you better, otherwise you will probably ruin my week- but I wish you luck. ;) However you decide to do it- if you do at all; I wouldn't be surprised if you break our hearts by having one of them die or something- I'm sure it'll be great. :)

Another wonderful chapter, and the letter at the end was a nice touch.

Reviewer: Elbereth Signed
Date: 13/02/13 Title: Chapter 9: Italy

I enjoy spending time in Angela's head- more chapters like that one would be lovely from time to time. As for the content of the chapter- the last few sentences had MY stomach churning; sod Evangeline...

You better have a good plan to get them back together: I'll be interested to see how you do it!