Penname: Elaura [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 18/06/06
Membership status: Member
Bio:
I am 43 years old. There, that's my age statement.


There seems to be a problem with the series page on this site, or it may just be something peculiar to my browsing experience, but all three books are still a part of Typically Atypical. Don't know what's going on, but when I look at the page, all I get are Books One and Three and the summaries are both in bold text. Oh well.


Tuesday, 22 July 2008: I'd like to make a request of any artists who are reading my stories. I have absolutely no artistic talent (unless you consider writing an art and believe I'm have a talent for it) and I would like to see how what I have written looks in the reader's mind. If anyone is interested in drawing, sketching, or painting anything unique to my stories, I'd love to see it.


Tuesday, 18 August, 2009: I am currently editing Typically Atypical, Book Three. Some of the changes should be readily apparent, such as removal of superfluous Chapter and End Notes and placing alternate titles in the Chapter Notes to keep the chapter title bar from going off into eternity on some browsers. Some of the changes are not as apparent, for one, I have changed the timeline of the coming Battle of Castle Amlug. In a dream sequence, Elaura indicates the battle will take place less than five years after the destruction of the ring. I found this to be too soon and changed it to *ten* years. Continuity should not be affected.


Other changes were minor, such as making capitalization and grammar a bit more consistent and fixing typos. Please continue to let me know if you spot any errors I've missed.


If the site setup permits, I hope to eventually do a minor format change to Books One and Two and break Book Three into volumes.


08 May 2010 - Good Lord! I can't believe it's been so long. Let me start by saying I recently met a man, fell in love, and got married. What does this mean to my writing? It means good things. Oddly enough, I got stuck when it came to writing about married couples. My only personal experience with marriage when I started writing about it wasn't good. Now, I feel I am better prepared to write about this subject. Without spoiling anything for anyone, I will say that I am still alive, still here, and intend to resume posting very soon. I won't promise a date, but I will finish Book 3 and continue on with the story. I am deeply sorry for being away so long and I promise to answer my reviews soon as well. Hope everyone else is enjoying life as much as I am. See you soon!


22 October 2010 – Oh dear, it looks like I was a bit too optimistic about my time frames. I think I’m going to stop making promises I can’t be sure I can fulfill. I am still happily married, but my husband doesn’t know me as an author. There may be some static when I really get back into writing as he is unused to me locking myself away at all hours of the day and night to get it out of my head.

In addition, I now have a laptop computer rather than a desktop. I did save my custom dictionary and auto-replace databases, but I’m having to get used to a new version of Microsoft Office.

There are always new things popping up in one’s life to interfere, but I won’t bore you with a great long list. What I’m trying to say is, as soon as I can get to a quiet place in my life, both physically and mentally, I will finish Book 3 and continue Typical Atypical.


Thank you for reading.
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Stories by Elaura
Summary: A quick one-shot for all you gamers out there.
Rated "PG" for suggested sex between husband and wife.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Eldarion, Gimli, Legolas
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1623 Read Count: 1640
[Report This] Published: 24/03/07 Updated: 24/03/07
Summary: Response to "A Salute to Jules" challenge by Ria, if I tell you which one, it'll ruin the surprise. Suggested slash, if you believe all orcs are the same sex.
Categories: Book-verse, Book Verse Slash
Characters: Orcs/Uruk-Hai
Genres: Humor, Romance
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 863 Read Count: 1697
[Report This] Published: 24/03/07 Updated: 24/03/07
Summary: A little ficlet I thought of while reading jules14's MST series. I wondered what would happen if a real teenage girl showed up on the edge of Mirkwood with all the worst traits of the animal.

Rated "R" for language and adult situations.

I did add this as a response to BookLuva7's "MAJOR Mary Sue" challenge, however it doesn't really qualify because the only member of the Fellowship who meets her is Legolas and Elrond is only mentioned. Should I delete it from the Challenge?
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Gandalf / Olorin, Legolas, Namo / Mandos, Original Character, Other, Thranduil
Genres: Horror, Humor
Warnings: Torture
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6878 Read Count: 4539
[Report This] Published: 23/03/07 Updated: 23/03/07
Orlando's Muse by Elaura Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: A one-shot that came to mind while I was waiting for my muse to return. I am fairly ignorant of modern British slang; if you find errors, just be glad I didn't call the girls "birds".
Categories: Actor Fics
Characters: Legolas, Orlando Bloom
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1697 Read Count: 1500
[Report This] Published: 16/06/07 Updated: 16/06/07
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, Glóin, Glorfindel, Gollum, Haldir, Lindir, Nazgûl, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Orophin, Other Canon Character, Rúmil, 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
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 three of a series which will follow the plot of J.R.R. Tolkien's 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: Asfaloth, Aule, Beorn, Beregond, Bergil, Blue Wizards, Celeborn, Celebrían, Dain Ironfoot, Denethor, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Erestor, Faramir, Feanor, Galadriel, Glóin, Glorfindel, Gollum, Gríma, Gwaihir, Halbarad, Haldir, Imrahil, Ioreth, Landroval, Lindir, Lothiriel, Maglor, Manwe, Mouth of Sauron, Namo / Mandos, Nazgûl, Original Character, Oromë, Orophin, Other Canon Character, Radagast, Rúmil, Saruman, Sauron, The Fellowship, Théoden, Théodred, Thranduil, Treebeard, Vaire, Yavanna
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fantasy, General, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Other, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death, Violence
Series: Typically Atypical
Chapters: 127 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1589851 Read Count: 228132
[Report This] Published: 20/11/06 Updated: 25/08/09
Summary: Series Notes/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 two 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: Celeborn, Galadriel, Gollum, Haldir, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Orophin, Other Canon Character, Rúmil, Saruman, Sauron, The Fellowship, Treebeard
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fantasy, General, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Other, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, Violence
Series: Typically Atypical
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 37072 Read Count: 16736
[Report This] Published: 23/10/06 Updated: 11/11/06