Penname: tinara [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 05/08/05
Membership status: Member
Bio:
Hi!

I´m from Germany and working on my PhD in physics. I´ve read much about Tolkien´s creation, just reading the HoME and now and then looking into Sindarin. And at some time I discovered fanfiction and just ended up coming always back to this site.
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Reviews by tinara
Summary: Thranduil laments the dangerous future his youngest son, Legolas, is likely to face.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Legolas, Thranduil, Original Character
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2324 Read Count: 3705
[Report This] Published: 21/08/04 Updated: 21/08/04
Reviewer: tinara Signed
Date: 01/10/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chpater One

"Thranduil knew that all he could do was give Legolas all the tools he thought the young elf would need not only to survive but to prosper in whatever endeavor he chose to devote his life."
In the end I guess it's what all parents do and then they have to trust in their children to find their own way.
A very touching story, I liked it very much.
Tinara

Author's Response: I agree wholeheartedly, and it's as true for elves back then as it is for humans here and now. I'm very glad you enjoyed reading my little tale.

Summary: Gimli, Merry, and Pippin convince Legolas to try a pipe...
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Merry, Pippin
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 942 Read Count: 1747
[Report This] Published: 08/10/04 Updated: 08/10/04
Reviewer: tinara Signed
Date: 04/01/10 Title: Chapter 1: Wreathed in Smoke

Poor Legolas - he should be glad they gave him their best leaf, though. It's really funny, especially the picture you presented of Legolas stalking away from camp.
Tinara

Summary: Hobbits. No one ever warned me about hobbits. Post-ROTK.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Legolas, Merry, Pippin, Faramir Took
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1205 Read Count: 1926
[Report This] Published: 12/10/04 Updated: 12/10/04
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Date: 17/12/09 Title: Chapter 1: A Word of Caution Regarding Hobbits

An absolutely lovely story!
Tinara

Summary: [Flame of Anor Winner]Thranduil asks Gandalf to help make Legolas the happy child he was before his mother's death. But fighting for life and faced with demons of his own, the king must rely on the strength of his Greenleaf to come out of this battle alive.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Elrond, Gandalf / Olorin, Legolas, Thranduil
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 51315 Read Count: 18394
[Report This] Published: 23/10/04 Updated: 18/12/04
Reviewer: tinara Signed
Date: 17/02/10 Title: Chapter 18: Epilogue

This is a wonderful story. I very much enjoyed reading it.
Your concept of elven magic was beautifully described, invoking it through a song seems very fitting to me. This way it is marked as something special, different from Gandalf's magic which he channels through his staff.
Tinara

Author's Response: Yes, I envisioned the magic of the elves to be different from the usual wizard magic. Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying the stories I posted here.;)

Summary: The Elrond/Gilraen arc is a series of ficlets playing with the idea of a possible love interaction between Elrond Half-Elven and Gilraen, Aragorn's mother, for we know that Aragorn was brought up in Rivendell and that Gilraen died there. The idea of the couple was appealing to me so I decided to try writing several moments of their relationship.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Elrond, Gilraen
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1502 Read Count: 2111
[Report This] Published: 08/11/04 Updated: 15/07/12
Reviewer: tinara Signed
Date: 06/08/09 Title: Chapter 1: Andune

Mh, interesting development. I guess it could happen, I'm glad you point out, that it is only the spur of the moment, though.
Tinara

Summary: When Doriath fell, the twin sons of Dior were abandoned in the woods to starve to death. But maybe the forest did not want the young Elves to die.
Categories: Book Verse Slash
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Incest, Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 36851 Read Count: 12440
[Report This] Published: 19/11/04 Updated: 20/04/09
Reviewer: tinara Signed
Date: 22/01/10 Title: Chapter 14: Epilogue

A great story. It's great how the twins changed and developed over time. You gave them true personalities and let them find their way.
I like you story, as you let them be found only after they have grown and found a life for themselves - so they couldn't be used by others for whatever purpose. On the other hand it's good, that at least some people know they survived.
Tinara

Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed it and felt the twins really come alive for you - it took me years to write this (what can I say? I'm slow!) and over that period they really did develop from frightened children into self-assured adult Elves in my mind as well, and it was wonderful getting to know them over the course of the story.

Yeah - I liked the idea of one pr two of the powerful, ancient Elves of Middle Earth secretly knowing what did become of them, and it's good to think that the way things turned out suited both the twins well! Thanks again!

Summary: Reconciled with Elrond, Thranduil sends his elfling to enjoy childhood in a mischief-filled Imladris. Takes place after The Strength of One Green Leaf, but can be a standalone piece.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Legolas, Elrond, Elrohir, Thranduil, Elladan
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5331 Read Count: 3932
[Report This] Published: 19/12/04 Updated: 27/12/04
Reviewer: tinara Signed
Date: 17/02/10 Title: Chapter 3: Part 3

This is great, it's so funny, I almost howled with laughter.
I'm glad to see your Legolas in so high spirits, and the twins as well, after the previous ordeals.
Tinara

Author's Response: Yes, they do deserve some happiness after all that. ;) I'm glad you're enjoying it! Thank you! ;)

Summary: A typical winter evening by the hearth in Imladris. Two elvenlords wage war, Glorfindel tells stories, three elflings listen, and Erestor has control of the scene. Takes place after Of Elflings and Adolescents, but can stand alone.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Legolas, Elrond, Elrohir, Thranduil, Elladan, Glorfindel, Erestor
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1614 Read Count: 2679
[Report This] Published: 30/12/04 Updated: 30/12/04
Reviewer: tinara Signed
Date: 19/02/10 Title: Chapter 1: A Winter Evening in Imladris

This sounds as if it's great fun to be there, on a winnter's eve!
Very amusing and heart-warming.
Tinara

Author's Response: I appreciate how you went through my stories and reviewed them in detail! Thank you. ;)

Summary: After a tormented Lady Celebrian is found, the House of Elrond is shadowed in grief. With faithful Glorfindel and Erestor by their side, can the broken family survive the loss and find joy again?
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Arwen, Elrond, Elrohir, Celeborn, Galadriel, Elladan, Glorfindel, Erestor
Genres: Drama, Angst
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 15907 Read Count: 13280
[Report This] Published: 31/12/04 Updated: 13/02/05
Reviewer: tinara Signed
Date: 11/02/10 Title: Chapter 12: Beloved

This is an amazing story, it's so sad but nevertheless beautiful, intriguing and very intense.
The grief and the unability to make sense of what happened is palpable in the atmosphere of the story.
It's the most beautiful story I've read dealing with Celebrians departure.
Tinara

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you are enjoying it. ;)

Summary: Of Denethor and Faramir as told from Denethor's POV, and how misinterpreted words can have drastic consequences.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Pippin, Gandalf / Olorin, Faramir, Denethor, Imrahil
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2714 Read Count: 1560
[Report This] Published: 05/05/05 Updated: 05/05/05
Reviewer: tinara Signed
Date: 12/12/05 Title: Chapter 1: Unmeant Bitterness

Hi! A great story! All the characters are portrayed as in the book and yet it explains all the misunderstandings. Yes, there are far too much Evil-Denethor-Fics and far too few fics as yours, staying in canon and illuminating the relationship between Denethor and Faramir in a realistic and possble way. Tinara

Lord of Darkness by Calanthriel Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Companion piece to Lady of Sorrows. What does Melkor think of it all?
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Morgoth / Melkor, Other
Genres: Romance, Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 692 Read Count: 1492
[Report This] Published: 12/05/05 Updated: 12/05/05
Reviewer: tinara Signed
Date: 08/08/05 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One

Hi! I find the idea that Melkor restraint Ungolianth and only because of that decision there are the sun and the moon. I think this argument makes "your" Melkor believable. Keep writing! Tinara

By the Sea by Kokki Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 25]
Summary: Éomer & Lothíriel — A bittersweet look at Éomer and Lothíriel's relationship and how it blossomed into the greatest love of all time. The wedding night can be extremely awkward, particularly if your marriage was arranged for a political alliance.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Lothiriel
Genres: Romance, Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 73101 Read Count: 24989
[Report This] Published: 21/05/05 Updated: 23/02/06
Reviewer: tinara Signed
Date: 27/08/05 Title: Chapter 13: Ghost of Meduseld

I unpatiently wait for the next chapter! I hope facing Eomer will not be too hard for Lothiriel AND I hope Eomer will soon recover to stand by her side!

Reviewer: tinara Signed
Date: 27/01/06 Title: Chapter 20: Rising Sun

Hi! I´m overjoied to read, that you continue the story! I like that you, even after he left Edoras, follow Elfhelm´s thoughts. The poor man, can he not find someone else? It seems that Eomer grows familiar again with Lothiriel, hopefully his feelings for her will as well reawaken! Great chapter! Tinara

An Unlikely Lust by sagewolf Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 37]
Summary: Thranduil wants to make his feelings known and help Haldir get over the object of his affections... with a little help, of course.
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash
Characters: Haldir, Legolas, Orophin, Thranduil
Genres: Romance, Drama, Erotica
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing), Graphic Sex, AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 33757 Read Count: 23569
[Report This] Published: 21/08/05 Updated: 15/01/06
Reviewer: tinara Signed
Date: 31/01/06 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17

Hi! I just read the whole story and must confess that it disturbed me greatly. I cannot get it out of my mind and so I have to ask some (rethorical) questions. But please don´t get me wrong, I´m not flaming. Do you really think, that if such despoty ruled in Lothlorien as well as in the Greenwood, these elven kingdoms would have existed that long? Do you think that nobody would stand up and try a revolution if there really was this two-sided law? Because ih Rumils and Legolas roles would be reversed, nobody would have dared to whip Legolas! I think it very sad, that you give no hope in your story, that something can be done against despoty! In your story Legolas and his foolish thoughts of being "better" win. In reality this is too often true. And yet there are people standing up and achieving at least somesthing, but all your characters just stand by and let it happen. How could Celeborn let a subject of his be whipped for no crime at all, as Legolas obviously enjoied what happened? If he had gone through with him, he would have been killed? If he had truly insulted Legolas his tongue would have been cut out? Don´t you think that whipping will do great damage to his consciousness and demeanor? Do you think he can go back to normal? Will whipping again become general punishment in Lothlorien? You see, your story greatly affected me, more than once I would have liked to shake some sense into your characters. Oh and don´t you think they have public trials in Lothlorien? Or that Thranduil is old and experienced enough to win that little argument with Legolas and make him see how wrong he is? Why does he not punish him for not doing his duty but taking his pleasure from whipping Rumil? Don´t you think elves possess laws, everyone has to follow? Tinara

Author's Response: I see where you are coming from, I honestly do, and similar concerns have been mentioned before. My only gripe is that, in this sort of story (meaning slash) it is all left up to questions of the reader. There are physical injustices done in the story, but in most stories I read that are not labelled just fluff, there as been equal amounts of psychological torments. I've even seen things pushing as far as having elves enslaved by humans. And, even though I write slash, I always ask the questions, "would elves be involved in homosexual relationships?" "would they sleep with siblings?" "would a commoner ever shack up with a lord or a king?" "would male elves ever actually have babies?" It is something , all of it, that has to be left to the reader. This is one of those stories you either love or hate, as are most. I'm sorry the story disturbed you, and I hope it didn't completely turn you off because it is the only one of this nature that I've done before (and actually came completely from groups of challenges from readers, including the punishment). But a lot of the slash written about the elves is rather disturbing in many ways, it just depends on what you can take and what you cannot, as well as what aspects of reality are accepted for these characters and what ones are not.

Dragonfire by White Wolf Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 52]
Summary: Legolas and Aragorn discover an injured young dragon and offer their help. What happens as a result ends up in an adventure none of them could have imagined. This story won first place in the MC Awards 2006 for Best Action Story.

Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Original Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 69116 Read Count: 22401
[Report This] Published: 22/08/05 Updated: 20/07/06
Reviewer: tinara Signed
Date: 11/04/06 Title: Chapter 18: Chapter Eighteen

Hi! I wonder how Aragorn is to help Legolas - if he finds him - to break the influence of the necklace. And what will Treco´s part be in this? Tinara

Author's Response: Hello. I wish I could cure your curiosity, but then that would spoil the rest of the story, wouldn\'t it? Just stay tuned for further developments. :o)

Survival Guide by Calanthriel Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 8]
Summary: The Mightiest of Heros cannot survive or defeat them, the most Cunning of all are flumoxed by them and the Innocent become traumatized. Read to survive
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Legolas, Merry, Original Character, Pippin, Sam, Aragorn, Arwen, Boromir, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Faramir, Frodo, Gimli, Haldir
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 17319 Read Count: 6657
[Report This] Published: 27/08/05 Updated: 17/10/07
Reviewer: tinara Signed
Date: 28/08/05 Title: Chapter 4: Classification Part A

Well, I like it and you´re SO right!

Little Moments by Dark_Elf Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: This is just a collection of drabbles and short-one chapter stories. Has it's mixture of dwarves, elves, men and hobbits. Read and Review please!
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Bilbo, Drogo Baggins, Frodo, Merry, Original Character, Other, Pippin, Primula Baggins, Rosie, Sam
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1192 Read Count: 5772
[Report This] Published: 13/11/05 Updated: 17/02/06
Reviewer: tinara Signed
Date: 09/02/06 Title: Chapter 1: Father and Son Moment

I like this 1. part best. A really touching scene!

Author's Response: Why thank you. I got the inspiration from a comercial, lol. I am so glad you liked it. ^_^

Summary: I am Eruanna Mernaselde of the house of the Tree, once I was called Anne Marie Buchanan and I will be known by that name again. This is my story, a true story, although it all occured, in the stillness between two moments. LaiqualasseOC not Mary Sue. This is a multi-age fic and isn't going to be light reading. It will encompass two of the major wars of Middle-Earth, as well as some other important events. Rape is put down as a warning because it will be an issue delt with later in the story.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Elrond, Elwing, Galadriel, Gil-Galad, Glorfindel, Idril, Maglor, Original Character, Sauron, Thranduil, Tuor
Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death, Rape
Series: None
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 32220 Read Count: 13119
[Report This] Published: 23/11/05 Updated: 29/12/07
Reviewer: tinara Signed
Date: 24/11/05 Title: Chapter 1: The Beginning

Hi! I really like the style and your way of introducing the character. I hope for the next chapter soon! Tinara

Reviewer: tinara Signed
Date: 27/11/05 Title: Chapter 3: A Chance to Gain Trust

Hi! I think you´ve done an excellent job with this chapter, describing realistically how one would feel waking up in middle-earth! It´s refreshing to read such a good story with a human character and to be able to "feel" his motives and actions. Keep up writing! Tinara

Reviewer: tinara Signed
Date: 30/11/05 Title: Chapter 4: Trust

Hi! It seems as if Lord Gilmir wii cause some trouble in future with his dilike of Eruanna, but I hope this won´t have dire consequences. I guess (and hope!) she will get to know more elves and Laiqualasse better when the company arrives at the sea.? Update soon! Tinara