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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Stories by Ria
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: 2158
[Report This] Published: 03/01/08 Updated: 03/01/08
A Forest of Stone by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 6]
Summary: Syril Silverleaf's "Disrobed" challenge strikes again, this time in the Glittering Caves of Aglarond after the War of the Ring.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Gimli, Legolas
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: Elves in the Elements
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 837 Read Count: 2214
[Report This] Published: 06/02/07 Updated: 06/02/07
Summary: Aragorn has waited many years for the birthday that will make him a man in possession of his true name and heritage. Now, the forces of nature threaten to take away the moment he’s dreamt of his whole life.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: "Become who you were meant to be"
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1133 Read Count: 1422
[Report This] Published: 22/04/09 Updated: 22/04/09
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: 3079
[Report This] Published: 23/10/08 Updated: 02/12/08
Advent Cycle by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Twenty-four days of advent in scenes of Middle Earth.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2479 Read Count: 17887
[Report This] Published: 31/10/08 Updated: 01/11/08
All That Is Gold by Ria Rated: G [Reviews - 7]
Summary: Bilbo faces another dragon . . . with the help of a new friend.

Winner of the 2nd place in the Teitho Challenge.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Bilbo, Lobelia Sackville-Baggins
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Challenges: Not Another Elf Fic
Series: "Become who you were meant to be"
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1811 Read Count: 1905
[Report This] Published: 17/10/07 Updated: 17/10/07
Summary: A response to Syril Silverleaf's "Disrobed" challenge. Hey! Put your pants back on!
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Elrond, Glorfindel
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: Elves in the Elements
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 550 Read Count: 2707
[Report This] Published: 03/10/06 Updated: 03/10/06
Summary: Things go all wrong with the Fellowship.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: The Fellowship
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: Sillier Stories
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 837 Read Count: 1760
[Report This] Published: 07/09/07 Updated: 07/09/07
Apocrypha by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 8]
Summary: Legolas of Gondolin is apocryphal, nowhere to be found in the works published during Professor Tolkien’s life. But who might he have been?

**Revised Throughout** Some names are changing, to be more in line with The Book of Lost Tales 2.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Balrog, Earendil, Ecthelion, Gimli, Glorfindel, Idril, Legolas, Original Character, Other Canon Character, Tuor
Genres: Drama
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Challenges: Back to the Future
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 4273 Read Count: 4547
[Report This] Published: 03/09/10 Updated: 08/10/10
Summary: Arwen finds things unexpectedly out of her control. A crossover with Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.
Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Arwen
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: Elves in the Elements
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1969 Read Count: 4731
[Report This] Published: 23/06/07 Updated: 21/11/07
Summary: Faramir, Merry, and Eowyn spend an evening together in the Houses of Healing the evening before the Ring is destroyed.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Faramir, Ioreth, Merry
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: Faramir and Eowyn: Dusk and Dawn
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2592 Read Count: 2053
[Report This] Published: 22/04/06 Updated: 22/04/06
Beside the Well by Ria Rated: G [Reviews - 3]
Summary: On his first trip into the South, Aragorn learns more of Harad.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Original Character
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: "Become who you were meant to be"
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1356 Read Count: 989
[Report This] Published: 16/08/09 Updated: 16/08/09
Summary: A response to the Lucky Number challenge, this is a 666-word fic about Radagast's view of his role among the Istari.

Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Gandalf / Olorin, Radagast, Saruman
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: The Affairs of Wizards, Saturday's Children
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 666 Read Count: 2047
[Report This] Published: 14/10/06 Updated: 25/10/06
Summary: After the War of the Ring, Legolas is slow to settle down in Ithilien. Gimli comes to help him.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Gimli, Legolas
Genres: Angst
Warnings: First Draft
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1223 Read Count: 1765
[Report This] Published: 18/05/07 Updated: 18/05/07
Calling the Rain by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 3]
Summary: This is a mood piece, a second response to the "Disrobed" challenge. Let me know how intelligible it is.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Galadriel
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: Elves in the Elements
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 524 Read Count: 1789
[Report This] Published: 02/02/07 Updated: 02/02/07
Summary: Galadriel has seen time both as a force of decline and as an inescapable and repetitive cycle. Looking back on the past, she makes a decision for the future.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Celeborn, Galadriel
Genres: Fantasy
Warnings: None
Series: A Challenging Face, But What a View!
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1226 Read Count: 1632
[Report This] Published: 24/01/08 Updated: 24/01/08
Summary: What if . . .? Legolas and Gimli face the alien menace together -- if they can stop arguing.
Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Gimli, Legolas
Genres: Friendship
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), First Draft, Violence
Series: Sillier Stories
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 778 Read Count: 1159
[Report This] Published: 29/07/09 Updated: 29/07/09
Elf Ruler, a parody by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 11]
Summary: This is a parody of the Mikado, inspired by Took the Took's "LotR: the Musical Parody" challenge, with necessary violence to Canon. The story of Beren and Luthien as perfomed by the Numenorean Light Opera company.
Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Beren, Celegorm, Finrod, Lúthien Tinúviel, Maglor, Sauron, Thingol
Genres: Drama, Humor, Parody, Poetry
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Challenges: Steal A Plot!
Series: None
Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10083 Read Count: 16494
[Report This] Published: 01/04/07 Updated: 15/06/07
Family Court by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Because I have a drabbly mind, this Mary Sue parody slipped in. How are all of Legolas' Mary Sue wives going to resolve their claims?
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Namo / Mandos, Original Character
Genres: Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: Sillier Stories
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 637 Read Count: 2684
[Report This] Published: 28/01/08 Updated: 17/02/09
Fire and Snow by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Gandalf meets an old acquaintaince, in the fourth version of the "Disrobed" challenge. I'm cheating ever so slightly, since he's a Maia rather than an elf. Enjoy it anyway.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Balrog, Gandalf / Olorin
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Challenges: A Wizard's Family
Series: Elves in the Elements, The Affairs of Wizards, A Challenging Face, But What a View!
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1115 Read Count: 2036
[Report This] Published: 17/03/07 Updated: 17/03/07