Penname: Ria [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 08/04/06
Membership status: Administrator
Bio:
**CURRENTLY IN THE THRALL OF NANOWRIMO**

Mine is a Callimachean muse, and a relentlessly silly one. That means I tend to write fluff, satire and randomness. "The Campfire" and "A Sweet Snore" are my fluffiest; "Mary Sue Productions" is an example of satire (go figure); and "Radagast Departs" and "Beside the Well" fit into the random bucket.


I have adopted Ithilion the Mini-Balrog.

My favorite pre-modern authors are: Ovid, Sei Shonagon and Shakespeare. My favorite authors from before the midcentury are: Jane Austen, P.J. Wodehouse and Raphael Sabatini. My favorite recent authors (at the moment) are: Harry Turtledove, Lois McMaster Bujold, Judith Merkle Riley and Jennifer Crusie.

Please try my new challenge, Wild in the Woods.
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Series by Ria
Summary: Love, as the song says, is "nice work if you can get it, and you can get it if you try," but the key word there is work. In one of her books the brilliant Jennifer Crusie says something like, "this true love stuff, it's not for the faint of heart." Tolkien seems to have felt this as well.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Drama, Humor, Romance
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 8
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Summary: Elves! Elves! Elves! All nekkid, all the time.\r\n\r\nMore accurately, these are one-shots that deal with elves and their connection to nature . . . and in their natural state. Each story is constructed around one or more of the classical elements. The final story is dedicated to the fifth element, variously given as metal, wood, spirit or suprise.\r\n\r\nThe stories were inspired by Syril Silverleaf\'s \"Disrobed\" challenge, which decrees that each \"must include a naked elf. The ficlet should be about how the elf got naked and why he was gotten naked. This must include a horse, and some form of water.\"
Parent Series: None
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Arwen, Balrog, Elrond, Galadriel, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Glorfindel, Legolas
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 5
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Summary: They're two of my favorite characters, and they're so layered and yet so briefly treated that they need more stories. The time-of-day motif made me realize that these stories were in fact a series.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Eowyn, Faramir
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 4
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Summary: This is the collection of stories about work and the things we do for a living, which topic I find creeping into my stories more and more. It's also the subject of some of my favorite stories by other authors (like Gimli's Workshop).
Parent Series: None
Categories: Book-verse, Crossovers
Characters: None
Genres: Fantasy, Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Challenges: None
Stories: 6
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Summary: I would say that I'm a silly author who occasionally writes non-silly stories. These here are the ones that seem the silliest, perhaps not in the sense of rolling on the floor but goofy premises, odd crossovers, etc.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Crossovers, Book-verse
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Challenges: None
Stories: 10
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Summary: . . . For they are subtle and quick to anger. They also make fascinating protagonists.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Gandalf / Olorin, Radagast, Saruman
Genres: Drama, Horror
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Challenges: None
Stories: 6
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Summary: It is both a struggle and a sacrifice to sort out all the selves you might become and choose the one that becomes King. These are stories of various stages of Aragorn's becoming.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 6
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