Penname: sylc [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 26/10/05
Membership status: Administrator
Bio:
Hello!

I read both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings in the mid-90s, and began reading and writing fan fiction for this fandom (and others - see my blog) in 2002/03.

I'm an administrator of the site so please feel welcome to contact me with any enquiries / issues / comments related to the site and your experiences here.

Please note the warnings on each story before making your selection. My work covers G to NC-17 and most of the site's available warnings.

I hope you enjoy reading my work.

Sylc
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Summary: Orophin is delighted to announce his latest project to his siblings.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Celebrían, Haldir, Orophin, Rúmil
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: PPB-AU
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 976 Read Count: 1733
[Report This] Published: 17/03/07 Updated: 17/03/07
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 09/09/09 Title: Chapter 1: -complete story-

I really enjoyed reading this story, Zhie. It made me laugh. I especially liked the interaction between the characters, Orophin's creative distraction and fixation on the title, and Haldir's straightness. Thank you for sharing this piece.

As Was Custom by Zhie Rated: PG [Reviews - 6]
Summary: Glorfindel always gets his way.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Erestor, Glorfindel
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: PPB-AU
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 28 Read Count: 2626
[Report This] Published: 17/03/07 Updated: 17/03/07
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 09/09/09 Title: Chapter 1: -complete story-

This is actually the second time I've read this story. I don't know if I read it elsewhere the first time and commented on it there or not... Regardless, I really enjoyed reading this story on both occasions and the story has stayed with me. I really, really like the idea of Glorfindel being taken with the idea of diving to see Gondolin, and you've presented the idea so well and wittily. So thank you again for a very enjoyable read.

Unforeseen Circumstances by Zhie Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Galadriel/Surprise;
An oath leads to a journey, with hard times ahead.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Galadriel
Genres: Angst, Erotica, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Graphic Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2002 Read Count: 1632
[Report This] Published: 17/03/07 Updated: 17/03/07
Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 17/03/07 Title: Chapter 1: -complete story-

Oh that's adorable! I love it. The ending is so sweet and funny, full of your quirky humor, at the same time. Thanks for giving me a big smile, Zhie. I really enjoyed reading this piece.

Ancient Evil by Asa13 Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 7]
Summary: The Elves of Mirkwood have found something disturbing in their borders. Remnants of an ancient evil. But can they destroy them? Or is it not quite what it seems...? Post RotK
Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Thranduil
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 9254 Read Count: 6555
[Report This] Published: 10/04/07 Updated: 01/11/07
Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 10/04/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Ancient Evil, Prologue

Oh, I love the topic! Thuringwethil and the vampires of Arda do not get enough attention.

I won't quibble about your use of modern language and contractions in elf speech, but have you considered putting more white space between your paragraphs? I find it increases online readability anyway.

Author's Response: that might be a good idea, i think. I\'ll try it!

Caught! by Gemini_Elf Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 6]
Summary: Dedicated and inspired by Susan, a brilliant author who I cannot praise highly enough :D

Part of my Golden Midnight series, set before Love: The Forbidden, The Denied and The True
Categories: Book Verse Slash
Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond
Genres: General, Humor, Romance
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 446 Read Count: 2232
[Report This] Published: 11/04/07 Updated: 11/04/07
Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 12/04/07 Title: Chapter 1: Caught

Hehehe. Elladan isn't listening at all. And don't you hate it when you get caught without pockets? *grins* Good one, Gemini, and thank you so so much for the dedication. So glad "Stamina" could inspire you. *big hugs* x

Author's Response: YAY! *BIG HUGS* SOO happy you reviewed this! I LOVE your work! Heheh, Elladan\'s too busy planning ahead for the night! XD

Summary: The world changes as the ages pass never standing for anyone. 100 or so years after the fourth age everything was forgotten. The elves were not even a distant memory, Hobbits were a faint rumor in the woods of the north only believed by children. It was truly now the dominion of men. Even the countries were changed, Mordor was no longer a place of despair, only an endless grassy plain in which a mountain, an extinct volcano its is thought by ones who have been in it, is the only relief of endless grass. Rohan's borders now stretched to include what once was called mordor. This is a mountainous region where hunting cats lurk. But evil is multiplying again in the world although the reason is shrouded in mystery. Travelers are disappearing in the wild, especially in rohan. It is a time of doubt in the councils of the wise of the world. evil creeps back into the forests of the world. The inhabitants of Ard-Galen, the endless plain of grass, know nothing of these troubles though, for the mountains cut the off from the rest of the world. The region between them and Rohan is wild, unknown growth from the end of the plain to the feet of the mountains.
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash, Book Verse Slash
Characters: Aldarion, Eomer, Faramir
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Humor
Warnings: Character Death, Slash (same sex pairing), Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 5239 Read Count: 5465
[Report This] Published: 28/04/07 Updated: 07/07/07
Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 06/07/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Pearled jewel

Hi Isabeth,

This is just to let you know that I have removed the picture in your summary for this story, "An Elven Tale: The Fourth Age". Although the coding used in the site's layout allows for pictures to be included in summaries, we prefer it if members do not place images in summaries to make it easier for members with slow internet connections to browse the site. Please feel free, however, to include the picture within the body of your story.

All the best.

~Susan (admin)

Summary: A ballad I wrote about Tolkien's life.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 364 Read Count: 1948
[Report This] Published: 02/05/07 Updated: 02/05/07
Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 03/05/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I really enjoyed this, Aerlinniel. Informative, quick, fun, and very easy to read. A lovely little concise piece of work. Thank you very much. :)

Author's Response: I\'m glad you enjoyed it. I worked hard on it! ~Mel

Summary: Frodo gets overtaken by the ring, captured by orcs, Aragorn and Arwen have one last meeing before the safe havens, Elrond disowns Aragorn, Eowyn and Faramir get steamy. Its my first story so be gentle on me.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Elrond, Eowyn, Faramir, Frodo, Gandalf / Olorin, Sauron, The Fellowship
Genres: Drama, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: Graphic Sex, Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4137 Read Count: 3246
[Report This] Published: 14/05/07 Updated: 25/05/07
Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 16/05/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Please spell and grammar check your story as soon as possible. Also, I recommend you make your quotation marks (whether curly or straight) consistent throughout the fic and leave a line of blank space between paragraphs to increase readability.

Pastime by Ria Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 3]
Summary: The hobbits develop a new game while the party waits at Rivendell before the fellowship sets out. The rating is for implied sex in the background (not involving the main characters).
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Lindir, Merry, Pippin, Sam
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 847 Read Count: 1287
[Report This] Published: 16/05/07 Updated: 16/05/07
Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 16/05/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hem, hem... hehehehe. I do like the ending (and the inclusion of Lindir). xD This is a lovely piece, Ria. Well described, absorbing, great flow... and the game, amazingly for someone like me with nil interest in sports, really engaged me. Great work! Thank you for a very enjoyable read and the dedication. *hugs*

Author's Response: Thanks, and thanks. I needed an elf for Sam to be pestering, and I chose Lindir because I thought you\'d enjoy it. The game is based on disc golf. I\'m terrible at it, but it\'s the most Hobbity game I know. Tolkien mentions that Bullroarer invented golf, so I had his great nephews invent disc golf.

Summary: Gollum's adventures on a picnic!
enjoy kiddies ^_^
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: Gollum
Genres: Humor
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 180 Read Count: 1216
[Report This] Published: 16/05/07 Updated: 16/05/07
Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 17/05/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Picnic

Notgollum, please correct your spelling and grammar immediately. ~Admin

Summary: Monty Python undergoes a script transformation and becomes Lord-of-the-Rings-ish. Complete for now, i might add some more scenes later. Purposely silly.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Boromir, Eomer, Eowyn, Faramir, Frodo, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Gollum, Gríma, Haldir, Legolas, Merry, Mouth of Sauron, Nazgûl, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Other, Pippin, Sam, Saruman, Sauron, The Fellowship, Théoden, Théodred, Thranduil, Treebeard, Witch King
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, General, Humor, Parody
Warnings: Character Death, Violence
Series: My Crossovers
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2686 Read Count: 6855
[Report This] Published: 04/08/07 Updated: 05/08/07
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 18/11/08 Title: Chapter 1: Mortician Scene

*laughs* Great job!

Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 18/11/08 Title: Chapter 3: Brave Prince Legolas scene

Loved it - you've combined the texts excellently! I need to rewatch the Holy Grail; this cracked me up.

Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 18/11/08 Title: Chapter 4: Orc Taunting scene

"He's already got one" *snickers* Again, very nicely done.

Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 18/11/08 Title: Chapter 5: The Tower of Decapitation

*laughs* Again, I loved it. Cheered me right up. Thanks.

Summary: 12 ways guaranteed to tick people off.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: None
Series: My Crossovers
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 181 Read Count: 1491
[Report This] Published: 04/08/07 Updated: 04/08/07
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 18/11/08 Title: Chapter 1: HOW TO ANNOY PEOPLE IN MIDDLE EARTH

If 9 takes off, I think Dwarven helmets may develop their own axehead crown to catch leapfrogging crotches. :P

Re 10, that'd be a nice excuse to barge into the male bathroom.

I laughed at quite a few of these - thanks.

Author's Response: Haha! What an interesting invention. Thanks for the review :D

Summary: Chaos ensues at Imladris when Elrond calls a council meeting: Erestor finally jumps off the deep end, a girly Glorfindel is giggly, Legolas is pregnant again, the twins are up to no good, and everyone's favorite Elf Lord has a personal problem...

This is basically me having a good laugh by making all of the characters very unlike themselves. This also includes some fandom bashing. If you think you will be offended, go no further...
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Balrog, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Gimli, Glorfindel, Legolas, Lindir
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Humor, Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death, Kink, MPREG (male pregnancy), Slash (same sex pairing), Torture, Violence
Series: RANDOM CRAZINESS ENSUES!!!
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2421 Read Count: 2588
[Report This] Published: 01/09/07 Updated: 01/09/07
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 08/09/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

*sniggers* I giggled frequently and copiously as I read this story. There are some gem images in this story: pregnant Legolas peering up Elrond's nose with his reading glasses insitu, Erestor fanning Elrond with a palm leaf, Boromir dragging random items from Elrond's nose, a gold Gimli in the lotus position, and Legolas guzzling Elrond's nutritious ball of snot.

It's an utterly mad piece and I loved reading it. Thank you.

Summary: A half Chippendale, half Rambo style Haldir takes control of the Battle of Helms Deep and crazy randomness ensues!
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Figwit, Frodo, Gimli, Haldir, Legolas, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Orophin, Rúmil, Sauron
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death, Kink, MPREG (male pregnancy), Slash (same sex pairing), Violence
Series: RANDOM CRAZINESS ENSUES!!!
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1611 Read Count: 2459
[Report This] Published: 13/09/07 Updated: 13/09/07
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 08/09/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

"He grabbed the front of his regulation Galadhrim tunic and with a mighty yank, he tore it from his body to"

That's when I started sniggering and I didn't stop. Thank you for a partially incomprehensible, infectiously cheerful, completely balmy, very funny, and ultimately delightful story. Great work!

Hiring Fair by Ria Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Santa has a problem, Manwe has a solution.
Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Manwe
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: Saturday's Children
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 690 Read Count: 1729
[Report This] Published: 26/09/07 Updated: 26/09/07
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 19/12/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hehehe. I love the end; it's wonderful; it made me chuckle. Very, very nicely done, Ria, and thanks so much for meeting the challenge. I'm delighted that it inspired you.

Author's Response: Thank you. I loved your predatory Santa too.

Summary: If Peter Jackson had been on crack while writing "The Lord of the Rings" script.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Bilbo, Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf / Olorin
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1375 Read Count: 1190
[Report This] Published: 10/12/07 Updated: 10/12/07
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 08/09/09 Title: Chapter 1: Part 1

*sniggers* It did droop a bit towards the end, but it's still damn funny. I'd certainly be pleased to sample any additional chapters.

I especially love the exchange between Gandalf and Frodo... especially the bit about Gandalf missing Frodo's puppy eyes.

Thank you for a very funny read.

Summary: In the decades before the War of the Ring, Ithilien was a no man's land, periodically contested and occupied by bands of Orcs from Mordor and troops of rangers from Emyn Arnen and Minas Tirith. Among the rangers' ranks was a young scout, a stalwart lad by the name of Pocosin. He came from a small farming community near the banks of the River Serni in central Lebennin. This story takes place in the Ithilien woods about a dozen years before the War of the Ring. A sequel to The Lucky Arrow.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst
Warnings: Character Death, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4588 Read Count: 1791
[Report This] Published: 01/01/08 Updated: 01/01/08
Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 13/10/06 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter Three - Rebellion

*laughs* Ah, I giggled throughout this one. Didn't understand the words and I guess I didn't need to -- really loved the premise that elves would make up all these bizarre words. Makes me think that maybe there're few words named after elves as well. XD Also loved the interactions between the two characters -- deftly handled.

Enjoyed it very much. Thanks for sharing. ^_^