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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Love is Funny That Way by Ria Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 2]
Summary: These are short pieces based on the "Longmire does romance novels" covers, from Aelfwine's challenge. See the covers at:
http://www.worldoflongmire.com/features/romance_novels/readers_covers.htm
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Amroth, Goldberry, Nimrodel, Witch King
Genres: Humor, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: Sillier Stories, A Challenging Face, But What a View!
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 736 Read Count: 5129
[Report This] Published: 23/04/06 Updated: 24/04/06
Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 04/10/06 Title: Chapter 3: The Horror in the Dungeons

Goodness, what a dark twist! And delivered so coolly. Very effective. Thanks for sharing.

Author's Response: Thanks.

Summary: Elrond seeks tea and gets chocolate instead. For lotrallslash Daily Drabble Challenge: "Chocolate."

Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse, Book Verse Slash, Lord of the Rings Slash
Characters: Aragorn, Elrond
Genres: General
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 259 Read Count: 2054
[Report This] Published: 08/05/06 Updated: 08/05/06
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 23/12/09 Title: Chapter 1: Afternoon Delight

*grins* Your little Estel stories are so adorable and realistic, Numenora. Thanks for putting a big smile on my face.

Author's Response: You are very welcome and thank you for returning the favor! I am smiling as I type this response to you kind review. *big hug*

Cold Iron by gythia Rated: G [Reviews - 9]
Summary: Arwen and Eowyn discuss the odd things that Men believe about elves.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Arwen
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 886 Read Count: 1318
[Report This] Published: 10/05/06 Updated: 10/05/06
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 09/09/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I enjoyed this story. I really like the idea of Arwen unwittingly inspiring a misconception about elves. I also enjoyed your portrayal of her friendship with Eowyn. Thank you for sharing this piece.

Author's Response: thanks! If you're a fan of other works besides Tolkien, I've also got a lot of fanfic on fanfiction.net

Summary: A short ficlet: Glorfindel must face evil that he has never known before, evil that is greater than the one of the Barlog's... The sad thing is, he has to face evil every week and doesn't know how he gets into it.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Glorfindel, Legolas, Lindir
Genres: Angst, General, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 396 Read Count: 1660
[Report This] Published: 21/05/06 Updated: 21/05/06
Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 29/05/06 Title: Chapter 1: Facing Evil

Made me smile. (^_^)

*rereads last section* Ah! How evil of Elrond to make his staff babysit double trouble (though it makes complete sense - leaders always delegate the hard tasks such and such *sighs*).

Author's Response: Thanks Susan! :) Yes, Elrond is rather \"evil\" to Glorfindel. Of course leaders always avoid the hard things. \"How else would you do the easy things?\"

The Prayer by RINGLORD69 Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 2]
Summary: When you need help who do you turn to?
Categories: Actor Fics
Characters: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 769 Read Count: 1007
[Report This] Published: 28/05/06 Updated: 28/05/06
Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 05/04/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Please only use three dots in your ellipses. Please also correctly format your story as a courtesy to your readers. ~Admin

Summary: All letters to Galadriel, let's say, didn't appeal to the Lady of Light herself.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Galadriel
Genres: General, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 194 Read Count: 1281
[Report This] Published: 05/06/06 Updated: 05/06/06
Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 03/04/07 Title: Chapter 1: Letters

*snickers* Nice one. The city did look pretty decked out.

by Rated: [Reviews - ]
Summary:
Categories: Orphan
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: Into the West
Chapters: 0 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 0 Read Count: 0
[Report This] Published: 01/01/70 Updated: 01/01/70
Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 05/04/07 Title: None

Please spell check, grammar-check, and properly format your story as a courtesy to your readers. ~Admin

Summary: Slash. Legolas is in pain and Aragorn lends his aid. Written for lj community 50passages, Prompt: 013. Also for 25fluffyfics lj community,
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash
Characters: Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas
Genres: None
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 724 Read Count: 6688
[Report This] Published: 16/06/06 Updated: 16/06/06
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 22/12/09 Title: Chapter 1: ...For the Brave & True

I really enjoyed reading this short story, Numenora. It's concise, cleverly written, cheeky, and the twist is delightful. Lovely work, yet again, from you.

Author's Response: You are so sweet--Thank you, sweetie! I'm truly pleased you liked it. *hugs*

Summary: Sauron's quite return has blown Gondor into wonder and worriement so many ranger patrols have been sent out but soon , Haramir son of Darlond, discovers an orc party that seem like a spie party which ultimately leads to a chain of events that set Middle-Earth into a clamactic war of which has never seen before!
Categories: Book-verse, Crossovers
Characters: Aragorn, Aragorn, Legolas, Legolas, Merry, Merry, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Original Character, Pippin, Pippin, Sam, Sam, Saruman, Saruman, Sauron, Sauron, Treebeard, Treebeard
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2200 Read Count: 2911
[Report This] Published: 23/06/06 Updated: 23/07/06
Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 03/04/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Please grammar-check and format your story correctly as a courtesy to your readers. ~Admin

A’mael by Numenora Rated: PG [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Slash. Aragorn & Legolas drabble. Written for 25fluffyfics Challenge, Prompt: 'Reunion.'

Categories: Book Verse Slash, Lord of the Rings Slash
Characters: Aragorn, Legolas
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 149 Read Count: 2350
[Report This] Published: 30/06/06 Updated: 30/06/06
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 23/12/09 Title: Chapter 1: A’mael

I love it when the written word creates immediate, tangible images in my head. This brief drabble does exactly that - a breathless, joyous, starved reunion. Thanks, Numenora.

Author's Response: You are so welcome and thank you for your wonderful feedback! You make me glad that I write. :)

A Welcome Guest by Naurring Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 1]
Summary: A terrible storm leads a Galadhrim into Melpomaen's arms.
Categories: Movie-verse, Lord of the Rings Slash
Characters: Melpomaen
Genres: General, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3197 Read Count: 1632
[Report This] Published: 03/07/06 Updated: 03/07/06
Reviewer: sylc Signed
Date: 23/12/09 Title: Chapter 1: A Welcome Guest

I really enjoyed reading this deftly written story and am so glad I found it. The way you've conveyed the environments, and especially the transition from the gritty reality of the storm to the sensual peace, is just wonderful. Thank you for an enjoyable read.

Summary: This is the continuing saga of a 36 year old female soldier who finds herself in Middle Earth during The Return of the King. This is part one of a series which will follow the plot of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings books. She is not a tenth walker and the events as written by Professor Tolkien will not be rewritten to accommodate her. Her part in the story and her interactions with the main characters will occur in places and times that Tolkien did not include in his writings.


I claim ownership of none of J.R.R. Tolkien's original plot or characters; however, Elaura and her story Typically Atypical are Copyrighted 2006.


Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Arwen, Beorn, Bilbo, Celeborn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Galadriel, Glin, Glorfindel, Gollum, Haldir, Lindir, Nazgl, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Orophin, Other Canon Character, Rmil, The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fantasy, General, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Other, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death, Violence
Series: Typically Atypical
Chapters: 37 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 157423 Read Count: 96215
[Report This] Published: 07/09/06 Updated: 22/10/06
Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 18/09/06 Title: Chapter 11: Lindir and Erestor

Yes, I prefer bolded to underlined titles... though now they attract perhaps more attention than necessary... hm.

I usually put titles in just italics... but I guess that might confuse them with the thought and in-elvish sections. Maybe not, though... For your information, I had no problem discerning between thought and in-elvish. Ulp, I'm babbling and possibly making you stress. Sorry.

Author's Response: Hey, ALL feedback is appreciated. Even though I\'m really bad about comma splices I try to keep things as grammatically sound as possible. It\'s a pet peeve of mine when I read a story and get hung up on a misspelling or a typo and have to reread something to understand it. I\'m glad the italics aren\'t confusing. I had to denote thoughts somehow. Foriegn words are usually in italics in literature, too. Without underlining (which as you said is particular to links) bold text was the only way to go for book and movie titles. Glad you are enjoying the story. I\'m almost becoming obsessed with it, myself.

Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 18/09/06 Title: Chapter 12: A Visitor, Lessons, Elronds Table, and Bilbos Secret

Hee - love the 'see author's note above' XD Made me giggle... and just so you know, it didn't distract me from enjoying the story.

Author's Response: Glad to hear it. Much of what I write is fairly accurate, but I\'d rather not have lawyers tracking me down, you know?

Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 18/09/06 Title: Chapter 13: Battlefield Medicine

You just get better and better... I almost cried. 'Modern' medicine meets elvish medicine... and so beautifully handled. Beautiful work.

Author's Response: Thank you! A lot of the herblore and especially the dandelions came directly from a conversation I had with my mother. You would not believe how much feedback I\'m getting and how much it helps!

Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 12/09/06 Title: Chapter 6: My most embarrassing moment . . . I hope

Mwah! Mwah! Mwah! *kisses the fic* This fic is a real treasure; I absolutely love it! (*_*) Flippant, wonderfully written, full of gorgeously portrayed elves, and so hilarious! Thank you for a wonderful read! *favourites*

Author's Response: Hey! A new reader! Thanks for the support. I have to stop myself every now and then because my character gets too serious and starts talking like the elves, you know, too proper. I step back and re-write it until she comes back to earth.

Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 13/09/06 Title: Chapter 5: Personal Hygiene in Middle Earth

By the way, I'm very much looking forward to finding out what's with those berries. *quivers with the suspense* I can't even think of a clue! (>_

Author's Response: I hope I\'m not building it up too much, but I\'ve figured out what the berries are. You\'ll just have to wait another couple of chapters to find out.

Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 15/09/06 Title: Chapter 7: Rivendell at Last!

Lindir's 'idiot child' speech was where I started laughing for these updates. XD

Sexy berries? Is that it?

Loved it.

Author's Response: You\'re getting very warm. Not to worry, Bilbo will finally tell her what they are in Chapter 10.

Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 15/09/06 Title: Chapter 8: The actual most embarrassing moment of my life

KyaHAha! Oh my, your poor Mary-Sue... and poor Elrond. The 'It itched terribly' line cracked me up.

Good to see an elf being genuinely friendly and kind towards her (or at least not laughing at her in her presence).

Again, wonderful work.

Author's Response: In the elves\' defense, she is a filthy stray human. A stranger in bad times and she has secrets. Besides, when you find out what the berries are, you\'ll know why the elves were laughing.

Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 15/09/06 Title: Chapter 9: Cats have Elves?

Even if she looks dreadful, in this chapter, she hasn't been made fun of, is in a comfortable place, and nothing awful has happened to her. All the worst is over and things are now looking up for her, I hope? Probably not, which is good for the story's brilliance, but I'm happy for her brief respite from her torment.

I want an elf to eat one of those berries.

Author's Response: Things are definitely looking up for her. I believe things will stay good, at least until she leaves Rivendell . . . but that\'s for later. Thanks for your support, when I get stumped, the reviews really get me going again.

Reviewer: Susan Signed
Date: 16/09/06 Title: Chapter 10: Meeting Bilbo Baggins

YAY! I was right! *nodsnods* XDXDXD You know, every time Glorfindel gets mentioned, I get very warm fuzzy fangirl feelings; guess you're spot on with hitting my taste in his character in fanfic. (^_~)

Another happy chapter for the Mary-Sue. Glad to read that her sunburn is fading away.

As always, I loved it and am very much looking forward to the next chapter. Thanks for a lovely read (and being prompt in your response to my comments; I appreciate it)!

Author's Response: Got a soft spot for Glorfindel, do you? I felt a little stilted writing that chapter, but today I reread it and I\'m pretty happy with it. We\'ve got a typhoon blowing here, so I\'m not sure if I\'ll be able to write again tonight. I\'ve got some ideas about my heroine\'s meeting with Lindir and I\'ll probably take some time to describe the Last Homely House in the next chapter as well. Thanks for the feedback!