Penname: Uvatha the Horseman [Contact] Real name: Elizabeth
Member Since: 27/05/11
Membership status: Member
Bio:
I'm an engineer specializing in game theory and data analysis. When I write, it's in Python.

I picked up a pen for the first time in April 2011. and learned the craft of writing from the 'how to' books sold on Amazon.

I recently joined a Writer's Group that meets at the local library. In addition to receiving instruction in the craft, my stories undergo professional quality editing. The editors are merciless about 'show not tell' and having good hooks at the end of chapters. Right now, they're on my case to stop using modern colloquialisms and write medieval-sounding dialogue instead. I don't know how to write medieval dialogue, so they're making me go learn.

Special thanks to my two copy editors, my niece and daughter, both of whom are in middle school. (My husband will not read my stories. "Ewww, slash! Get it away from me!")

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I first read 'The Fellowship of the Rings' thirty years ago when a friend from summer camp made me promise that I would. I remember struggling with it at first. I thought it was *too cute* ('They have become shy of the Big People') but because I promised my friend I’d finish it, I kept going. By the time the hobbits were hiding from the Black Riders, I was drawing pictures of the Witch King in my Algebra notebook.

I keep a Nazgul in the front hall, complete with black robes, armor, weapons, and Nazgul ring. He was too heavy to move for the Christmas party, so instead, we decorated him with reindeer antlers and paper chains. (Khamul is the long-suffering Nazgul.) The other ladies in the PTA must be used to me by now, because they didn't say too much.

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I write LOTR fanfiction from the evil characters' point of view. My theme is, 'How does a good character fall into evil?' (or as Elrond said, 'Even Sauron was not evil in the beginning.')

There are many paths into evil. I don't explore psychopathy, because it’s almost too simple to be interesting. Psychopathy means the character was born without a conscience or the ability to experience empathy, and will never change. They’re sub-human predators. They have few ‘moving parts’ and don’t evolve over time, so they’re less interesting to write about. I’ve never been able to get inside Melkor’s head, so he hasn’t been one of my POV characters.

On the other hand, the narcissistic personalities, which look just like psychopathy, are more complicated than normal. Someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, even in its extreme version, Malignant Narcissism, still has a conscience, even if they’re able to suppress it. I interpret Sauron as being a malignant narcissist. Then there are people who commit evil deeds who are not evil themselves. People can behave badly for many reasons – anger, jealousy, fear, acting on bad information, or throwing in their lot with someone who’s evil and choosing to follow them.

Web Site: www.uvatha.com
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Stories by Uvatha the Horseman
Summary: 180 years before the end of the Second Age, Sauron comes to Umbar to humble himself before Ar-Pharazon. When he realizes he is about to be arrested, he takes desperate measures to keep the Ring from falling in the wrong hands.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Sauron, Witch King
Genres: Drama
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1816 Read Count: 1216
[Report This] Published: 01/08/11 Updated: 01/08/11
Summary: 60 years before the War of the Ring, Sauron returns to Mordor and openly declares himself, and Umbar declares its allegiance to him. Told by the Mouth of Sauron as a young man.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3206 Read Count: 257
[Report This] Published: 24/09/13 Updated: 24/09/13
Summary: In the Age of the Trees, Mairon-Sauron burned his bridges when he left home to become the newest member of Melkor's household. He has no idea what he's gotten himself into. (slash Sauron/Melkor)
Categories: Book Verse Slash
Characters: Morgoth / Melkor, Sauron
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: The Mairon Stories
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 834 Read Count: 522
[Report This] Published: 25/06/12 Updated: 25/06/12
Summary: 100 years before the War of the Ring, Adunaphel, the seventh Nazgűl and only female, makes a high-stakes bet with Sauron that could cost him his virtue.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Adunaphel, Nazgűl, Sauron
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 571 Read Count: 2516
[Report This] Published: 27/05/11 Updated: 27/05/11
Summary: 50 years before the War of the Ring, the Mouth of Sauron is pranked by the Nazgul on his first day as Chief Ambassador for Mordor.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Mouth of Sauron, Nazgűl, Sauron
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1903 Read Count: 403
[Report This] Published: 01/04/13 Updated: 01/04/13
Summary: 60 years before the War of the Ring, The Mouth of Sauron is being raised as a bastard son in the house of his father. More than anything, he craves security and a title of his own.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Mouth of Sauron, Sauron, Witch King
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 77243 Read Count: 2087
[Report This] Published: 29/07/13 Updated: 16/11/14
Summary: During the Siege of Angband in the First Age, Eönwë and Sauron, childhood friends fighting on opposite sides, are still looking out for each other.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Eonwe, Morgoth / Melkor, Sauron
Genres: Friendship
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: The Mairon Stories
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1851 Read Count: 2520
[Report This] Published: 27/05/11 Updated: 27/05/11
Summary: In SA 1600, Annatar is unmasked as Sauron Gorthaur and has to leave town in a giant hurry.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Celebrimbor, Sauron
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 23432 Read Count: 3252
[Report This] Published: 17/02/12 Updated: 05/03/12
Summary: 80 years before the War of the Ring, one of Arathorn’s rangers is captured and imprisoned in Dol Guldur. Arathorn tries to free him by capturing a Nazgűl and offering to trade.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Arathorn, Nazgűl, Sauron
Genres: Drama
Warnings: BD/SM
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 19986 Read Count: 2546
[Report This] Published: 10/09/12 Updated: 23/04/13
Summary: It's April 1st, and Mordor's Official Website tells of Sauron's overthrow by his most trusted lieutenants. Aragorn and Gandalf try to figure out what it means.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Gandalf / Olorin
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 324 Read Count: 679
[Report This] Published: 01/04/12 Updated: 01/04/12
Summary: It is the year 1637 in the Third Age. The Great Plague has just devastated Osgiliath and is moving north towards Mirkwood. Safe in Dol Guldur, Sauron thinks he won't catch it. He is wrong.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Nazgűl, Sauron, Witch King
Genres: Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: The Necromancer Stories
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 17722 Read Count: 4805
[Report This] Published: 03/08/11 Updated: 22/09/12
Summary: Over the course of the Third Age, Saruman falls into evil, one step at a time, without even knowing it.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Cirdan, Elrond, Galadriel, Gandalf / Olorin, Nazgűl, Radagast, Saruman, Sauron, Witch King
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: The Necromancer Stories
Chapters: 21 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 23111 Read Count: 11105
[Report This] Published: 31/10/11 Updated: 18/05/12
Summary: Sometime in the Third Age, Sauron finds himself in Melkor's old cell, waiting to be put into the Void.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aule, Eonwe, Sauron
Genres: Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6058 Read Count: 3745
[Report This] Published: 05/08/11 Updated: 05/09/11
Summary: Frodo’s mission failed. Sauron has the Ring.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Nazgűl, Sauron, Witch King
Genres: Drama
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1711 Read Count: 1164
[Report This] Published: 05/08/11 Updated: 05/08/11
Summary: Sauron accepts Gil-galad's challenge of single combat to end the siege of Barad-dur.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Elendil, Gil-Galad, Sauron
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1583 Read Count: 205
[Report This] Published: 13/02/14 Updated: 13/02/14
Summary: After losing Isengard, Saurman must sleep on a relative's couch.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Saruman, Sauron
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3597 Read Count: 193
[Report This] Published: 07/04/14 Updated: 08/04/14
Summary: On the final day of the First Age, Sauron surrendered to Eonwe after the War of Wrath, fully intending to show up for trial.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Eonwe, Sauron
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: The Mairon Stories
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4094 Read Count: 2100
[Report This] Published: 22/01/12 Updated: 22/01/12
Summary: Three weeks after the War of the Ring would have been (AU), Frodo's mission has failed, and Sauron has the Ring. Yet during the Second Age, Sauron suffered one humiliating defeat after another, even while wearing the Ring. He fears Gondor as much as they fear him. (slash Sauron/Melkor)
Categories: Book Verse Slash
Characters: Adunaphel, Aragorn, Elrond, Faramir, Gandalf / Olorin, Morgoth / Melkor, Mouth of Sauron, Namo / Mandos, Nazgűl, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Radagast, Saruman, Sauron, Witch King
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 50 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 44018 Read Count: 33592
[Report This] Published: 27/05/11 Updated: 18/10/11
Summary: In TA 2941, Dol Guldur is attacked by the White Council. Sauron and three Nazgul must make their way to Minas Morgul without drawing any attention to themselves.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Adunaphel, Nazgűl, Sauron, Witch King
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: The Necromancer Stories, The Khamul Stories
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 15473 Read Count: 6418
[Report This] Published: 15/12/11 Updated: 24/12/12
Summary: SA 1700. Sauron forges the Ring and almost dies in the process.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Sauron
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 12449 Read Count: 1787
[Report This] Published: 28/03/12 Updated: 10/02/13