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
Beta-reader: Yes
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Reviews by sylc
A Call for Turin by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Turin already bears the Black Sword, Gurthang. Now he has found another cursed object of power.

A response to Lira's "Something Modern" challenge.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Turin Turambar
Genres: Parody, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death
Challenges: A Modern Thing To Middle Earth
Series: Sillier Stories
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 415 Read Count: 2136
[Report This] Published: 03/01/08 Updated: 03/01/08
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 07/11/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Nicely done - you integrated it really well into the seriousness of the tale's atmosphere (you're very good at that)... though I must say I had to read Lira's review before I could figure out quite what it was. I thought it was some sort of mp3 player initially. Anyway, as I said, nicely done.

Author's Response: Well, I guess it could have been an MP3 player. I can just imagine Turin having a cursed iPod.

You Have My Sword by owlett Rated: PG [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Aragorn and Arwen live in troubled times. This task set for Aragorn tests his strength. Please read and review. Constructive critisism welcomed.
Categories: Movie-verse, Off Topic
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen
Genres: Humor
Warnings: Violence
Series: My Crossovers
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 660 Read Count: 1384
[Report This] Published: 07/01/08 Updated: 07/01/08
Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 15/10/06 Title: Chapter 41: Jakale and Escape Routes

*smiles* You're very welcome for the toy spider. I'm delighted it inspired you!

You telling Haldir to "GEEZ! Don't do that!" cracked me up. XD

By the way, I wonder what the elves of the wood think about this strange mortal who loudly tramps around the wood huffing and puffing and... thought it'd be interesting to hear their gossip. XDXDXD

Author's Response: The spider stuck in my head, it actually inspired the whole scene in the mirror.

The elves are going to keep sneaking up on her throughout the story, but she\'s trying her best to be as quiet as possible, too.

I like the idea of elven gossip. I\'m going to have to use that!

Thank you for reviewing, I really need the feedback. I was getting desperate without it.

Of the Robes by owlett Rated: PG [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Response to Susan's challenge about the five wizards and their robes. Please read and review. Constructive critisism welcomed.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Gandalf / Olorin, Other Canon Character, Radagast, Saruman
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 801 Read Count: 1512
[Report This] Published: 08/01/08 Updated: 08/01/08
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 18/11/08 Title: Chapter 1: The Five Wizards

Nicely done. I especially enjoyed the description of Radagast's robes being the same colour as the earth (and thus reducing the number of washes required). I'm so pleased the challenge inspired you. Thank you for answering it. ~Susan (sylc)

Author's Response: Oh sure! It was my pleasure. Thank you again Susan, your reviews always put a smile on my face.

The Return by PirateDork3 Rated: G [Reviews - 2]
Summary: What if Melkor found a way to get out of the Void? ...Again?
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Earendil, Manwe, Morgoth / Melkor
Genres: General
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 196 Read Count: 1380
[Report This] Published: 10/01/08 Updated: 10/01/08
Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 15/10/06 Title: Chapter 41: Jakale and Escape Routes

IT'S RAINING ELVES! HALLELUJAH!

Mwaha! Couldn't resist writing that. XDXDXD

Honestly, I think this is my all new favourite chapter. I loved how you described her fighting those orcs in tune with that song (which I don't know, but it worked very well). Excellent! Also loved how she almost took off her elvish companion's head... yes. And I laughed re Gollum throwing rocks at elveses and actually managing to hit them. XD

Absolutely adored this one. Am looking forward to the next chapter. Very much so. (^___^)

Author's Response: Glad you liked it! Battle scenes are harder to write and I wasn\'t sure it would come across the way it was in my head.

It was a young elf, he\'s not used to things in HIS trees! Besides, I always pictured Hobbits (and Gollum) as being really good at throwing stones, I think Tolkien even wrote about one of them, Sam maybe.

I\'m looking forward to the next chapter too!

Gracious I missed my reviewers!

Summary: The title explains it all.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: Elrond
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: My Crossovers
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 84 Read Count: 1415
[Report This] Published: 11/01/08 Updated: 11/01/08
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 18/11/08 Title: Chapter 1: Let the Council Commence

2... hahaha! I feel sorry for the hand of the fellow council member who shakes such a sleeper awake. May the drool be extra doggy slobbery.

Author's Response: Haha thanks sylc!

Adar Rhiw by Zhie Rated: G [Reviews - 6]
Summary: He's making a list... checking it twice...
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Elros, Maglor
Genres: General, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: PPB-AU
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 28 Read Count: 2191
[Report This] Published: 21/01/08 Updated: 21/01/08
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 09/09/09 Title: Chapter 1: Complete

This story stirred up all my warm, fuzzy, squeey feelings for these elflings. I especially enjoyed reading about Elrond's and Elrohir's consideration for keeping the secret of Adar Rhiw from their siblings. Thank you for sharing this sweet and adorable story.

Summary: Estel & Legolas go exploring. But even in the haven of Imladris certain places are out of bounds.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Glorfindel, Legolas
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7155 Read Count: 1081
[Report This] Published: 05/06/08 Updated: 05/06/08
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 14/09/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh, gosh, this story brought tears to my eyes. I don't really know what to say... It was just... it hit all the right spots with me and really moved me. It's beautifully crafted. I'm very surprised that there aren't any other reviews for it as yet. Thank you so very much for sharing it. I'm adding it to my favourites.

Summary: Estel makes breakfast for his Ada and takes it to him while he's in bed
(Completely not good with summeries, sorry)
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 438 Read Count: 1627
[Report This] Published: 30/08/08 Updated: 30/08/08
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 09/09/09 Title: Chapter 1: Breakfast in Bed

This is your first fanfiction? I'm impressed! Well done! This story is sweet and cute, your Estel is endearing and I love the tolerance and supportiveness of his adoptive family. Thanks for an enjoyable read.

Author's Response: I just like little Estel! Thank you. I'd almost forgotten about this story. I've grown so much since then. Thanks for reading. I also have another account here: Daewen.

A Sweet Snore by Ria Rated: G [Reviews - 6]
Summary: Arwen finds that love is a complex emotion, based on quirky and awkward traits as much as traditional romantic ones.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: A Challenging Face, But What a View!
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2066 Read Count: 3048
[Report This] Published: 23/10/08 Updated: 02/12/08
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 10/11/08 Title: Chapter 1: Nightly Discord

Oh, this is a lovely tale. Thoughtful and sweet... and you've made me think better of snores. I enjoyed this; thanks, Ria.

Author's Response: I have to confess that the original bunny came out of my personal experience: I made my peace with most snoring several years ago.

Summary:

Bloopers happen, it's a part of the movie-making process. Lord of the Rings, epic as it is, is no exception. Here's a list of humorous sights I've seen during the films!


Categories: Movie-verse, Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: General, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 717 Read Count: 1141
[Report This] Published: 05/08/09 Updated: 05/08/09
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 14/09/09 Title: Chapter 1: Wait, What?

Thanks for sharing these, callerofcrows. I've never managed to spot a blooper (I'm really bad at spying them), but with your help I'll know where to look on my next "Lord of the Rings" trilogy movie marathon. Thanks again!

Author's Response:

It's not a problem! I'm glad that you liked this little blurb and I hope that you enjoy finding the bloopers I pointed out. Who knows? Maybe you'll start spotting several of your own. :-D I hope that this piece made you laugh, and that when you find the little oops moments in the trilogy that you laugh as well!

~Caller

SWAT Team by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Step away from the computer and come out with your hands up! You have the right to a spell-checker, and if you refuse this right, every misspelling will be held against you. You have the right to a Beta Reader, and if you do not know one, a court-appointed Beta Reader will be offered to you.
Categories: Crossovers
Characters: None
Genres: Horror, Humor
Warnings: First Draft, Violence
Series: Sillier Stories
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 340 Read Count: 807
[Report This] Published: 30/08/09 Updated: 30/08/09
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 14/09/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This story made me laugh! Oh, I really enjoyed reading this piece, Ria. Thank you for sharing it.

Author's Response: Well, the silly muse escaped and went capering over the page naked (except for her clown wig and swim flippers). I'm glad if it entertains other people besides myself.