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Msg# 4472

Poll results for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com June 01, 2005 - 3:03:58 Topic ID# 123
The following MEFAwards poll is now closed. Here are the
final results:


POLL QUESTION: New Graduated Category: Rohan. These are the only
nominations for the Awards Titles: 1st: The Edoras Award;
2nd: The Helm's Deep Award; 3rd: The Dunharrow Award. Do
you approve?

CHOICES AND RESULTS
- No (If so, I'd better think of some new ones real quick!), 0 votes, 0.00%
- No opinion, 0 votes, 0.00%
- Yes, 17 votes, 100.00%



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Msg# 4473

Poll results for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com June 01, 2005 - 3:03:58 Topic ID# 123
The following MEFAwards poll is now closed. Here are the
final results:


POLL QUESTION: New Graduated Category: Gondor. These are the only
nominations for Awards Titles. 1st: The Osgiliath Award;
2nd: The Minas Tirith Award; 3rd: The Dol Amroth Award. Do
you approve?

CHOICES AND RESULTS
- Yes, 14 votes, 100.00%
- No (if so I better think of some other nominations real quick!), 0 votes, 0.00%
- No, opinion, 0 votes, 0.00%



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Msg# 4474

Poll results for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com June 01, 2005 - 3:05:21 Topic ID# 123
The following MEFAwards poll is now closed. Here are the
final results:


POLL QUESTION: New Graduated Category: Books/Time: Gap-Filler. Please
choose three titles OR one set below.

CHOICES AND RESULTS
- The Amazing Grace Award, 1 votes, 2.86%
- The Gap of Rohan Award, 6 votes, 17.14%
- The Crack of Doom Award, 6 votes, 17.14%
- The Pit of Utumno Award, 4 votes, 11.43%
- The Black Chasm of Moria Award, 5 votes, 14.29%
- The Deeping-coomb Award, 1 votes, 2.86%
- The Khazad-Dum Award, 1 votes, 2.86%
- The Uttermost Foundations of Stone Award, 1 votes, 2.86%
- The Gap of Maglor award, 1 votes, 2.86%
- The Calacirya Award , 0 votes, 0.00%
- The Shadowy Isles Award, 1 votes, 2.86%
- The Misty Mountains Award, 3 votes, 8.57%
- The Fortnight on the Way Award, The Wonder of the Shire for Sixty Years Award, The Into the Lone-lands Award (for the gaps between the books), 2 votes, 5.71%
- 1st: The "Crossing the Ice" Award; 2nd: The "Journey Through Hollin" Award; 3rd: The "A Short Rest" Award (3 common gapfillers in the three books), 3 votes, 8.57%

INDIVIDUAL VOTES
- The Amazing Grace Award
- leaward_l@yahoo.com
- The Gap of Rohan Award
- melayton@gmail.com
- mefaadmin@earthlink.net
- persimmontook@yahoo.com
- ElenaTiriel@hotmail.com
- dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com
- rabidsamfan@verizon.net
- The Crack of Doom Award
- MarigoldCotton@aol.com
- melayton@gmail.com
- persimmontook@yahoo.com
- ElenaTiriel@hotmail.com
- dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com
- rabidsamfan@verizon.net
- The Pit of Utumno Award
- MarigoldCotton@aol.com
- mefaadmin@earthlink.net
- persimmontook@yahoo.com
- ElenaTiriel@hotmail.com
- The Black Chasm of Moria Award
- MarigoldCotton@aol.com
- melayton@gmail.com
- mefaadmin@earthlink.net
- novedhelion@yahoo.com
- dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com
- The Deeping-coomb Award
- ann@marwalk.com
- The Khazad-Dum Award
- rabidsamfan@verizon.net
- The Uttermost Foundations of Stone Award
- novedhelion@yahoo.com
- The Gap of Maglor award
- leaward_l@yahoo.com
- The Calacirya Award
- The Shadowy Isles Award
- ann@marwalk.com
- The Misty Mountains Award
- novedhelion@yahoo.com
- ann@marwalk.com
- leaward_l@yahoo.com
- The Fortnight on the Way Award, The Wonder of the Shire for Sixty Years Award, The Into the Lone-lands Award (for the gaps between the books)
- tashenubaste@yahoo.com
- rhapsody74@gmail.com
- 1st: The "Crossing the Ice" Award; 2nd: The "Journey Through Hollin" Award; 3rd: The "A Short Rest" Award (3 common gapfillers in the three books)
- north_shore_fruitcake@yahoo.com.au
- thunderalaura@juno.com
- larian_elensar@yahoo.com


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Msg# 4475

Good day, everyone Posted by fantasyfanoftorn June 01, 2005 - 10:09:21 Topic ID# 4475
I am a new member of this group. I have been a Tolkien fan for, well
let's just say more than 30 years and for the last two years at least,
I have been reading and commenting on all the fanfiction I can find.
My nic on TORn is FantasyFan, which is also the name I use for
reviewing stories. I don't write myself, but I salute all of you who
are such brilliant authors.

I learned about these awards from Marigold's site, joined this group,
read all the files and instructions, read all the May postings just to
get a feel for what is going on, and now I'm ready to read all the
stories and start reviewing. Am I correct in thinking I need to get
some kind of password to do this? This is the only thing I wasn't
clear on after reading the files (though I'm sure it won't be the last
thing I'm not clear on.)

I'm sorry if there is something obvious I should be doing that I'm not
seeing. So as to not take more board space, if there is a long
explanation it could be e-mailed to me at persimmontook [at] yahoo
[dot] com. Thanks for any help, and I'm eagerly looking forward to
participating any way I can.

Msg# 4476

Re: Good day, everyone Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com June 01, 2005 - 10:15:24 Topic ID# 4475
Hullo FantasyFan!

It's great to see you here! You are right about the password, and someone in charge will send you that I am sure, I just wanted to say Welcome! and enjoy the stories : )

Hugs,

Marigold



>I am a new member of this group.  I have been a Tolkien fan for, well
>let's just say more than 30 years and for the last two years at least,
>I have been reading and commenting on all the fanfiction I can find.  
>My nic on TORn is FantasyFan, which is also the name I use for
>reviewing stories.  I don't write myself, but I salute all of you who
>are such brilliant authors.
>
>I learned about these awards from Marigold's site, joined this group,
>read all the files and instructions, read all the May postings just to
>get a feel for what is going on, and now I'm ready to read all the
>stories and start reviewing.  Am I correct in thinking I need to get
>some kind of password to do this?  This is the only thing I wasn't
>clear on after reading the files (though I'm sure it won't be the last
>thing I'm not clear on.)
>
>I'm sorry if there is something obvious I should be doing that I'm not
>seeing.  So as to not take more board space, if there is a long
>explanation it could be e-mailed to me at persimmontook [at] yahoo
>[dot] com.  Thanks for any help, and I'm eagerly looking forward to
>participating any way I can.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>Yahoo! Groups Links
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>
>
>
>
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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4477

Re: Poll results for MEFAwards Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 01, 2005 - 16:02:02 Topic ID# 123
I really think Minas Tirith should be first. Any objections?

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com



> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 3:04 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Poll results for MEFAwards
>
>
> The following MEFAwards poll is now closed. Here are the
> final results:
>
>
> POLL QUESTION: New Graduated Category: Gondor. These are the only
> nominations for Awards Titles. 1st: The Osgiliath Award;
> 2nd: The Minas Tirith Award; 3rd: The Dol Amroth Award. Do
> you approve?
>
> CHOICES AND RESULTS
> - Yes, 14 votes, 100.00%
> - No (if so I better think of some other nominations real
> quick!), 0 votes, 0.00%
> - No, opinion, 0 votes, 0.00%
>
>
>
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Msg# 4478

Re: Poll results for MEFAwards Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 01, 2005 - 16:03:40 Topic ID# 123
So the winners are

The Gap of Rohan Award
The Crack of Doom Award (should that be Crack of Mount Doom?)
The Black Chasm of Moria Award

Any objections to that order (1st Rohan, 2nd Doom, 3rd Moria)?

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa The Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com




> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 3:05 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Poll results for MEFAwards
>
>
> The following MEFAwards poll is now closed. Here are the
> final results:
>
>
> POLL QUESTION: New Graduated Category: Books/Time: Gap-Filler. Please
> choose three titles OR one set below.
>
> CHOICES AND RESULTS
> - The Amazing Grace Award, 1 votes, 2.86%
> - The Gap of Rohan Award, 6 votes, 17.14%
> - The Crack of Doom Award, 6 votes, 17.14%
> - The Pit of Utumno Award, 4 votes, 11.43%
> - The Black Chasm of Moria Award, 5 votes, 14.29%
> - The Deeping-coomb Award, 1 votes, 2.86%
> - The Khazad-Dum Award, 1 votes, 2.86%
> - The Uttermost Foundations of Stone Award, 1 votes, 2.86%
> - The Gap of Maglor award, 1 votes, 2.86%
> - The Calacirya Award , 0 votes, 0.00%
> - The Shadowy Isles Award, 1 votes, 2.86%
> - The Misty Mountains Award, 3 votes, 8.57%
> - The Fortnight on the Way Award, The Wonder of the Shire
> for Sixty Years Award, The Into the Lone-lands Award (for the
> gaps between the books), 2 votes, 5.71%
> - 1st: The "Crossing the Ice" Award; 2nd: The "Journey
> Through Hollin" Award; 3rd: The "A Short Rest" Award (3
> common gapfillers in the three books), 3 votes, 8.57%
>
> INDIVIDUAL VOTES
> - The Amazing Grace Award
> - leaward_l@yahoo.com
> - The Gap of Rohan Award
> - melayton@gmail.com
> - mefaadmin@earthlink.net
> - persimmontook@yahoo.com
> - ElenaTiriel@hotmail.com
> - dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com
> - rabidsamfan@verizon.net
> - The Crack of Doom Award
> - MarigoldCotton@aol.com
> - melayton@gmail.com
> - persimmontook@yahoo.com
> - ElenaTiriel@hotmail.com
> - dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com
> - rabidsamfan@verizon.net
> - The Pit of Utumno Award
> - MarigoldCotton@aol.com
> - mefaadmin@earthlink.net
> - persimmontook@yahoo.com
> - ElenaTiriel@hotmail.com
> - The Black Chasm of Moria Award
> - MarigoldCotton@aol.com
> - melayton@gmail.com
> - mefaadmin@earthlink.net
> - novedhelion@yahoo.com
> - dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com
> - The Deeping-coomb Award
> - ann@marwalk.com
> - The Khazad-Dum Award
> - rabidsamfan@verizon.net
> - The Uttermost Foundations of Stone Award
> - novedhelion@yahoo.com
> - The Gap of Maglor award
> - leaward_l@yahoo.com
> - The Calacirya Award
> - The Shadowy Isles Award
> - ann@marwalk.com
> - The Misty Mountains Award
> - novedhelion@yahoo.com
> - ann@marwalk.com
> - leaward_l@yahoo.com
> - The Fortnight on the Way Award, The Wonder of the Shire
> for Sixty Years Award, The Into the Lone-lands Award (for the
> gaps between the books)
> - tashenubaste@yahoo.com
> - rhapsody74@gmail.com
> - 1st: The "Crossing the Ice" Award; 2nd: The "Journey
> Through Hollin" Award; 3rd: The "A Short Rest" Award (3
> common gapfillers in the three books)
> - north_shore_fruitcake@yahoo.com.au
> - thunderalaura@juno.com
> - larian_elensar@yahoo.com
>
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Msg# 4479

Re: Poll results for MEFAwards Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com June 01, 2005 - 16:12:07 Topic ID# 123
It is fine with me - Minas Tirith is the main city after all.

Mari


>I really think Minas Tirith should be first.  Any objections?
>
>--Ainaechoiriel
>MEFA Admin and Founder
>
>"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
>it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
>
>http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa The Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards
>
>Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com
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>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 3:04 AM
>> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>> Subject: [MEFAwards] Poll results for MEFAwards
>>
>>
>> The following MEFAwards poll is now closed.  Here are the
>> final results:
>>
>>
>> POLL QUESTION: New Graduated Category: Gondor. These are the only
>> nominations for Awards Titles. 1st: The Osgiliath Award;
>> 2nd: The Minas Tirith Award; 3rd: The Dol Amroth Award.  Do
>> you approve?
>>
>> CHOICES AND RESULTS
>> - Yes, 14 votes, 100.00%  
>> - No (if so I better think of some other nominations real
>> quick!), 0 votes, 0.00%  
>> - No, opinion, 0 votes, 0.00%  
>>
>>
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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4480

Re: Poll results for MEFAwards Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com June 01, 2005 - 16:15:10 Topic ID# 123
The order is fine with me. It's called "Crack of Doom" in the index of the book.

Mari


>So the winners are
>
>The Gap of Rohan Award
>The Crack of Doom Award (should that be Crack of Mount Doom?)
>The Black Chasm of Moria Award
>
>Any objections to that order (1st Rohan, 2nd Doom, 3rd Moria)?
>
>--Ainaechoiriel
>MEFA Admin and Founder
>
>"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
>it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
>
>http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa The Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards
>
>Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com
>
>
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 3:05 AM
>> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>> Subject: [MEFAwards] Poll results for MEFAwards
>>
>>
>> The following MEFAwards poll is now closed.  Here are the
>> final results:
>>
>>
>> POLL QUESTION: New Graduated Category: Books/Time: Gap-Filler.  Please
>> choose three titles OR one set below.
>>
>> CHOICES AND RESULTS
>> - The Amazing Grace Award, 1 votes, 2.86%  
>> - The Gap of Rohan Award, 6 votes, 17.14%  
>> - The Crack of Doom Award, 6 votes, 17.14%  
>> - The Pit of Utumno Award, 4 votes, 11.43%  
>> - The Black Chasm of Moria Award, 5 votes, 14.29%  
>> - The Deeping-coomb Award, 1 votes, 2.86%  
>> - The Khazad-Dum Award, 1 votes, 2.86%  
>> - The Uttermost Foundations of Stone Award, 1 votes, 2.86%  
>> - The Gap of Maglor award, 1 votes, 2.86%  
>> - The Calacirya Award , 0 votes, 0.00%  
>> - The Shadowy Isles Award, 1 votes, 2.86%  
>> - The Misty Mountains Award, 3 votes, 8.57%  
>> - The Fortnight on the Way Award,  The Wonder of the Shire
>> for Sixty Years Award, The Into the Lone-lands Award (for the
>> gaps between the books), 2 votes, 5.71%  
>> - 1st: The "Crossing the Ice" Award; 2nd: The "Journey
>> Through Hollin" Award; 3rd: The "A Short Rest" Award (3
>> common gapfillers in the three books), 3 votes, 8.57%  
>>
>> INDIVIDUAL VOTES
>> - The Amazing Grace Award
>>      - leaward_l@yahoo.com
>> - The Gap of Rohan Award
>>      - melayton@gmail.com
>>      - mefaadmin@earthlink.net
>>      - persimmontook@yahoo.com
>>      - ElenaTiriel@hotmail.com
>>      - dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com
>>      - rabidsamfan@verizon.net
>> - The Crack of Doom Award
>>      - MarigoldCotton@aol.com
>>      - melayton@gmail.com
>>      - persimmontook@yahoo.com
>>      - ElenaTiriel@hotmail.com
>>      - dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com
>>      - rabidsamfan@verizon.net
>> - The Pit of Utumno Award
>>      - MarigoldCotton@aol.com
>>      - mefaadmin@earthlink.net
>>      - persimmontook@yahoo.com
>>      - ElenaTiriel@hotmail.com
>> - The Black Chasm of Moria Award
>>      - MarigoldCotton@aol.com
>>      - melayton@gmail.com
>>      - mefaadmin@earthlink.net
>>      - novedhelion@yahoo.com
>>      - dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com
>> - The Deeping-coomb Award
>>      - ann@marwalk.com
>> - The Khazad-Dum Award
>>      - rabidsamfan@verizon.net
>> - The Uttermost Foundations of Stone Award
>>      - novedhelion@yahoo.com
>> - The Gap of Maglor award
>>      - leaward_l@yahoo.com
>> - The Calacirya Award  
>> - The Shadowy Isles Award
>>      - ann@marwalk.com
>> - The Misty Mountains Award
>>      - novedhelion@yahoo.com
>>      - ann@marwalk.com
>>      - leaward_l@yahoo.com
>> - The Fortnight on the Way Award,  The Wonder of the Shire
>> for Sixty Years Award, The Into the Lone-lands Award (for the
>> gaps between the books)
>>      - tashenubaste@yahoo.com
>>      - rhapsody74@gmail.com
>> - 1st: The "Crossing the Ice" Award; 2nd: The "Journey
>> Through Hollin" Award; 3rd: The "A Short Rest" Award (3
>> common gapfillers in the three books)
>>      - north_shore_fruitcake@yahoo.com.au
>>      - thunderalaura@juno.com
>>      - larian_elensar@yahoo.com
>>
>>
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>> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards
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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4481

Re: Poll results for MEFAwards Posted by Elena Tiriel June 01, 2005 - 16:29:37 Topic ID# 123
Hi Ainae,

The order is fine with me.

The Crack of Doom (actually, it is more frequently called the Cracks
of Doom) is correct as is. It is the huge crack in the Chamber of
Fire (Sammath Naur) within Mount Doom that allows heat and lava to
enter the Sammath Naur, where Sauron had his forges. It is also
referred to as the Fire (or, in movie-verse that makes me wince for
its redundancy, "the Fire from whence it came" ;-D)

- Barbara

On 6/1/05, Ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@earthlink.net> wrote:
> So the winners are
>
> The Gap of Rohan Award
> The Crack of Doom Award (should that be Crack of Mount Doom?)
> The Black Chasm of Moria Award
>
> Any objections to that order (1st Rohan, 2nd Doom, 3rd Moria)?
>
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> > Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 3:05 AM
> > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [MEFAwards] Poll results for MEFAwards
> >
> >
> > The following MEFAwards poll is now closed. Here are the
> > final results:
> >
> >
> > POLL QUESTION: New Graduated Category: Books/Time: Gap-Filler. Please
> > choose three titles OR one set below.
> >
> > CHOICES AND RESULTS
> > - The Amazing Grace Award, 1 votes, 2.86%
> > - The Gap of Rohan Award, 6 votes, 17.14%
> > - The Crack of Doom Award, 6 votes, 17.14%
> > - The Pit of Utumno Award, 4 votes, 11.43%
> > - The Black Chasm of Moria Award, 5 votes, 14.29%
> > - The Deeping-coomb Award, 1 votes, 2.86%
> > - The Khazad-Dum Award, 1 votes, 2.86%
> > - The Uttermost Foundations of Stone Award, 1 votes, 2.86%
> > - The Gap of Maglor award, 1 votes, 2.86%
> > - The Calacirya Award , 0 votes, 0.00%
> > - The Shadowy Isles Award, 1 votes, 2.86%
> > - The Misty Mountains Award, 3 votes, 8.57%
> > - The Fortnight on the Way Award, The Wonder of the Shire
> > for Sixty Years Award, The Into the Lone-lands Award (for the
> > gaps between the books), 2 votes, 5.71%
> > - 1st: The "Crossing the Ice" Award; 2nd: The "Journey
> > Through Hollin" Award; 3rd: The "A Short Rest" Award (3
> > common gapfillers in the three books), 3 votes, 8.57%
> >
> > INDIVIDUAL VOTES
> > - The Amazing Grace Award
> > - leaward_l@yahoo.com
> > - The Gap of Rohan Award
> > - melayton@gmail.com
> > - mefaadmin@earthlink.net
> > - persimmontook@yahoo.com
> > - ElenaTiriel@hotmail.com
> > - dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com
> > - rabidsamfan@verizon.net
> > - The Crack of Doom Award
> > - MarigoldCotton@aol.com
> > - melayton@gmail.com
> > - persimmontook@yahoo.com
> > - ElenaTiriel@hotmail.com
> > - dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com
> > - rabidsamfan@verizon.net
> > - The Pit of Utumno Award
> > - MarigoldCotton@aol.com
> > - mefaadmin@earthlink.net
> > - persimmontook@yahoo.com
> > - ElenaTiriel@hotmail.com
> > - The Black Chasm of Moria Award
> > - MarigoldCotton@aol.com
> > - melayton@gmail.com
> > - mefaadmin@earthlink.net
> > - novedhelion@yahoo.com
> > - dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com
> > - The Deeping-coomb Award
> > - ann@marwalk.com
> > - The Khazad-Dum Award
> > - rabidsamfan@verizon.net
> > - The Uttermost Foundations of Stone Award
> > - novedhelion@yahoo.com
> > - The Gap of Maglor award
> > - leaward_l@yahoo.com
> > - The Calacirya Award
> > - The Shadowy Isles Award
> > - ann@marwalk.com
> > - The Misty Mountains Award
> > - novedhelion@yahoo.com
> > - ann@marwalk.com
> > - leaward_l@yahoo.com
> > - The Fortnight on the Way Award, The Wonder of the Shire
> > for Sixty Years Award, The Into the Lone-lands Award (for the
> > gaps between the books)
> > - tashenubaste@yahoo.com
> > - rhapsody74@gmail.com
> > - 1st: The "Crossing the Ice" Award; 2nd: The "Journey
> > Through Hollin" Award; 3rd: The "A Short Rest" Award (3
> > common gapfillers in the three books)
> > - north_shore_fruitcake@yahoo.com.au
> > - thunderalaura@juno.com
> > - larian_elensar@yahoo.com
> >
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Msg# 4482

Re: Poll results for MEFAwards Posted by Elena Tiriel June 01, 2005 - 16:32:38 Topic ID# 123
Given that most LoTR readers would identify Minas Tirith as the
capital of Gondor, certainly putting it first is reasonable. I'd put
Osgiliath second, since it used to be the capital (but not everyone
catches that, especially if they don't read the Appendices ;-) ).

- Barbara

On 6/1/05, Ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@earthlink.net> wrote:
> I really think Minas Tirith should be first. Any objections?
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
> MEFA Admin and Founder
>
> "This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
> it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
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> > From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 3:04 AM
> > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [MEFAwards] Poll results for MEFAwards
> >
> >
> > The following MEFAwards poll is now closed. Here are the
> > final results:
> >
> >
> > POLL QUESTION: New Graduated Category: Gondor. These are the only
> > nominations for Awards Titles. 1st: The Osgiliath Award;
> > 2nd: The Minas Tirith Award; 3rd: The Dol Amroth Award. Do
> > you approve?
> >
> > CHOICES AND RESULTS
> > - Yes, 14 votes, 100.00%
> > - No (if so I better think of some other nominations real
> > quick!), 0 votes, 0.00%
> > - No, opinion, 0 votes, 0.00%
> >
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Msg# 4483

Re: Poll results for MEFAwards Posted by Marta Layton June 01, 2005 - 16:44:37 Topic ID# 123
On 1 Jun 2005, at 16:59, Ainaechoiriel wrote:

> I really think Minas Tirith should be first.  Any objections?
>

I think Osgiliath should be first. True, at the time of the War of the
Ring Minas Tirith is the pre-eminent city, but Osgiliath is the
historic capital. It's the one place that Faramir longs to see rebuilt.
It was built first: Minas Tirith (Minas Anor) was originally only a
summer home; it was only in later years that Minas Tirith became the
main residence of the king.

As a writer of all things Gondor, Osgiliath is the most
important/majestic city in my mind. To me it's a similar argument to
why "Thain of Tookland" and not "Master of Bag End" is first place in
RP: Hobbits.

So I really think Osgiliath should be first. However, if you feel
strongly that Minas Tirith should be first I will accept:

1st. Minas Tirith
2nd. Osgiliath
3rd. Dol Amroth

Cheers, Marta

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Msg# 4484

Re: Poll results for MEFAwards Posted by Laura June 01, 2005 - 16:47:30 Topic ID# 123
It's not a MAJOR consideration, but I feel obliged to point out that, prior to its fall, Osgiliath was bigger and better than Minas Anor. It was, after all, the seat of the kings at the height of Gondor's power. I'm not especially picky, but my own preference would be for Osgiliath first and then Minas Tirith. But I'll go along with what others want.

Thundera


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-- "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@earthlink.net> wrote:
I really think Minas Tirith should be first. Any objections?

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 3:04 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Poll results for MEFAwards
>
>
> The following MEFAwards poll is now closed. Here are the
> final results:
>
>
> POLL QUESTION: New Graduated Category: Gondor. These are the only
> nominations for Awards Titles. 1st: The Osgiliath Award;
> 2nd: The Minas Tirith Award; 3rd: The Dol Amroth Award. Do
> you approve?
>
> CHOICES AND RESULTS
> - Yes, 14 votes, 100.00%
> - No (if so I better think of some other nominations real
> quick!), 0 votes, 0.00%
> - No, opinion, 0 votes, 0.00%
>
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Msg# 4485

Re: Poll results for MEFAwards Posted by dwimmer\_laik June 01, 2005 - 19:24:16 Topic ID# 123
My first inclination is to put Osgiliath first because it was the city
of the kings and a number of actions were fought to regain it. On the
other hand, it's a lot easier to find pictures for Minas Tirith and
there is the name recognition issue. Put me down as towards the
Osgiliath side of neutral, for what that level of indecision is worth. ;-)

Dwim

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Elena Tiriel <ElenaTiriel@g...> wrote:
> Given that most LoTR readers would identify Minas Tirith as the
> capital of Gondor, certainly putting it first is reasonable. I'd put
> Osgiliath second, since it used to be the capital (but not everyone
> catches that, especially if they don't read the Appendices ;-) ).
>
> - Barbara
>
> On 6/1/05, Ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@e...> wrote:
> > I really think Minas Tirith should be first. Any objections?
> >
> > --Ainaechoiriel
> > MEFA Admin and Founder
> >
> > "This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond
said, "for
> > it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
> >
> > http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa The Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards
> >
> > Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com
> >
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 3:04 AM
> > > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > > Subject: [MEFAwards] Poll results for MEFAwards
> > >
> > >
> > > The following MEFAwards poll is now closed. Here are the
> > > final results:
> > >
> > >
> > > POLL QUESTION: New Graduated Category: Gondor. These are the only
> > > nominations for Awards Titles. 1st: The Osgiliath Award;
> > > 2nd: The Minas Tirith Award; 3rd: The Dol Amroth Award. Do
> > > you approve?
> > >
> > > CHOICES AND RESULTS
> > > - Yes, 14 votes, 100.00%
> > > - No (if so I better think of some other nominations real
> > > quick!), 0 votes, 0.00%
> > > - No, opinion, 0 votes, 0.00%
> > >
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Msg# 4486

Somewhat OT: Yahoo problems? Posted by Laura June 01, 2005 - 19:41:44 Topic ID# 4486
Just out of curiosity, is anyone else getting messages from the Yahoo groups late, out of order, or not at all? Or is it just me?

Thundera Tiger

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Msg# 4487

Re: Poll results for MEFAwards Posted by Marta Layton June 01, 2005 - 19:42:56 Topic ID# 123
On 1 Jun 2005, at 20:23, dwimmer_laik wrote:

> My first inclination is to put Osgiliath first because it was the city
> of the kings and a number of actions were fought to regain it. On the
> other hand, it's a lot easier to find pictures for Minas Tirith and
> there is the name recognition issue. Put me down as towards the
> Osgiliath side of neutral, for what that level of indecision is
> worth. ;-)
>
> Dwim
>

For those of you who want to make banners but are struggling to find
images, I highly recommend this site:

http://www.framecaplib.com/lotrlib.htm

Literally thousands of screencaps for each of the film. A real treasure
trove. And yes, plenty of screencaps of Osgiliath to choose from.
Osgiliath in decline, perhaps, but some very nice shots. (Remember
there's the two battle-sequences in TTT and ROTK, and the flashback
involving Boromir in TTT.)

Marta
*****
On the other hand, you have different fingers.

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Msg# 4488

Re: Good day, everyone Posted by Marta Layton June 01, 2005 - 19:49:59 Topic ID# 4475
Hi fantasyfanoftorn,

On 1 Jun 2005, at 11:08, fantasyfanoftorn wrote:

> I am a new member of this group.  I have been a Tolkien fan for, well
> let's just say more than 30 years and for the last two years at least,
> I have been reading and commenting on all the fanfiction I can find. 
> My nic on TORn is FantasyFan, which is also the name I use for
> reviewing stories.  I don't write myself, but I salute all of you who
> are such brilliant authors.
>

On behalf of all the authors out there, may I just say: May the Valar
bless you and all reviewers. :-) Seriously, I think all readers who
review are great, and I appreciate your efforts. Of course we'd love to
have you vote for as many stories as you'd like to.

> I learned about these awards from Marigold's site, joined this group,
> read all the files and instructions, read all the May postings just to
> get a feel for what is going on, and now I'm ready to read all the
> stories and start reviewing.  Am I correct in thinking I need to get
> some kind of password to do this?  This is the only thing I wasn't
> clear on after reading the files (though I'm sure it won't be the last
> thing I'm not clear on.)
>

I'm sending you an email privately containing your username and
password. It's possibly someone else has already sent it to you, but
I'd rather be safe than sorry.

And if you have questions, please do ask them. I'll answer all that I
can, and if you'd rather ask me privately please do feel free to do so.
melayton at gmail dot com . These awards can be a little complicated,
just by their nature, but I'd like to make them as non-confusing as
possible.

Marta
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Msg# 4489

Re: Somewhat OT: Yahoo problems? Posted by Marta Layton June 01, 2005 - 19:50:57 Topic ID# 4486
On 1 Jun 2005, at 20:40, Laura wrote:

>
> Just out of curiosity, is anyone else getting messages from the Yahoo
> groups late, out of order, or not at all? Or is it just me?
>

I have had that same problem. I just received a post at
[Henneth_Annun], that was a reply to a post I haven't yet received, and
that isn't the first time I have had that problem.

Marta
*****
On the other hand, you have different fingers.

Msg# 4490

Re: Somewhat OT: Yahoo problems? Posted by dwimmer\_laik June 01, 2005 - 22:41:13 Topic ID# 4486
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Laura" <thunderalaura@j...> wrote:
>
> Just out of curiosity, is anyone else getting messages from the
Yahoo groups late, out of order, or not at all? Or is it just me?
>
> Thundera Tiger
>

For some groups, I only get other people's posts, not my own--good
thing I know what's in those! And all yesterday, I was having trouble
with Henneth Annun's message archive being unavailable. No trouble
today so far.

Dwim

Msg# 4491

Hi, I'm new Posted by lainien01 June 02, 2005 - 8:25:12 Topic ID# 4491
I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm new to the group and to
fanfiction in general. A friend just told me about it and it's a lot
of fun, especially since I've loved LotR for a long time. I'm looking
forward to this as an opportunity to read a lot of good new fiction.

I have one question though: I see how to log on to the sight where the
stories are listed as a guest. How does one get a user name for the
site to vote? I've already read a few there that I'd like to leave
reviews for. Thanks.

Msg# 4492

Re: Hi, I'm new Posted by Marta Layton June 02, 2005 - 8:39:35 Topic ID# 4491
On 2 Jun 2005, at 09:24, lainien01 wrote:

> I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm new to the group and to
> fanfiction in general. A friend just told me about it and it's a lot
> of fun, especially since I've loved LotR for a long time. I'm looking
> forward to this as an opportunity to read a lot of good new fiction.
>

Welcome, Lainien. I'm glad to see you want to get involved with voting.
If you have any questions (beside the one below), please ask.

> I have one question though: I see how to log on to the sight where the
> stories are listed as a guest. How does one get a user name for the
> site to vote? I've already read a few there that I'd like to leave
> reviews for. Thanks.
>

You just ask for one. If you're a member of the group, we create a
log-in name and password for you. (You can change either if you like by
editing your profile.) Just in case someone hasn't sent you your log-in
information, I'm resending it privately.

Marta
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Msg# 4493

Re: Hi, I'm new Posted by lainien01 June 02, 2005 - 12:51:08 Topic ID# 4491
Thanks to everyone for the help getting me logged in. I'm ready to
review now. This is a great site and a really cool idea for a way to
do awards.


--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "lainien01" <lainien01@y...> wrote:
> I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm new to the group and to
> fanfiction in general. A friend just told me about it and it's a lot
> of fun, especially since I've loved LotR for a long time. I'm
looking
> forward to this as an opportunity to read a lot of good new fiction.
>
> I have one question though: I see how to log on to the sight where
the
> stories are listed as a guest. How does one get a user name for the
> site to vote? I've already read a few there that I'd like to leave
> reviews for. Thanks.

Msg# 4494

I can't seem to use the filters Posted by C Dodd June 02, 2005 - 17:38:56 Topic ID# 4494
I went to do some reading and reviewing, but every time I tried to use
the filters to limit how many stories I was considering, I got kicked
out and asked for my username and password again.

The site did let me post a review... but I'd really like to have the filters.

Thanks!

Msg# 4495

Re: I can't seem to use the filters Posted by Elena Tiriel June 02, 2005 - 19:03:00 Topic ID# 4494
I had the same problem before. Set your browser to allow cookies for
the Web site, and it should correct the problem -- if it's the same
one I had.

- Barbara

On 6/2/05, C Dodd <rabidsamfan@verizon.net> wrote:
> I went to do some reading and reviewing, but every time I tried to use
> the filters to limit how many stories I was considering, I got kicked
> out and asked for my username and password again.
>
> The site did let me post a review... but I'd really like to have the filters.
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
>
> Yahoo! Groups Links
>
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Msg# 4496

Re: I can't seem to use the filters Posted by C Dodd June 02, 2005 - 19:20:51 Topic ID# 4494
Thanks. I'll try that.

On 6/2/05, Elena Tiriel <ElenaTiriel@gmail.com> wrote:
> I had the same problem before. Set your browser to allow cookies for
> the Web site, and it should correct the problem -- if it's the same
> one I had.
>
> - Barbara
>
>
> On 6/2/05, C Dodd <rabidsamfan@verizon.net> wrote:
> > I went to do some reading and reviewing, but every time I tried to use
> > the filters to limit how many stories I was considering, I got kicked
> > out and asked for my username and password again.
> >
> > The site did let me post a review... but I'd really like to have the
> filters.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> >
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Msg# 4497

Re: Poll results for MEFAwards Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 02, 2005 - 19:51:49 Topic ID# 123
And remember, if you do make banners, e-mail them to me. If I have to get
them from the Yahoo site, they WILL be distorted. That happened last year.
I'd get them from the Yahoo site and they'd be too big. I'd have to shrink
them. Then they were distorted.

So e-mail them to me. And post them on the YahooGroup site.
--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Marta Layton
> Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 7:42 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Re: Poll results for MEFAwards
>
>
> On 1 Jun 2005, at 20:23, dwimmer_laik wrote:
>
> > My first inclination is to put Osgiliath first because it
> was the city
> > of the kings and a number of actions were fought to regain
> it. On the
> > other hand, it's a lot easier to find pictures for Minas
> Tirith and
> > there is the name recognition issue. Put me down as towards the
> > Osgiliath side of neutral, for what that level of
> indecision is worth.
> > ;-)
> >
> > Dwim
> >
>
> For those of you who want to make banners but are struggling
> to find images, I highly recommend this site:
>
> http://www.framecaplib.com/lotrlib.htm
>
> Literally thousands of screencaps for each of the film. A
> real treasure trove. And yes, plenty of screencaps of
> Osgiliath to choose from.
> Osgiliath in decline, perhaps, but some very nice shots.
> (Remember there's the two battle-sequences in TTT and ROTK,
> and the flashback involving Boromir in TTT.)
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Msg# 4498

Re: Poll results for MEFAwards Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 02, 2005 - 20:00:53 Topic ID# 123
I'll make another one week poll over this order.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of dwimmer_laik
> Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 7:24 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Poll results for MEFAwards
>
> My first inclination is to put Osgiliath first because it was
> the city of the kings and a number of actions were fought to
> regain it. On the other hand, it's a lot easier to find
> pictures for Minas Tirith and there is the name recognition
> issue. Put me down as towards the Osgiliath side of neutral,
> for what that level of indecision is worth. ;-)
>
> Dwim
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Elena Tiriel
> <ElenaTiriel@g...> wrote:
> > Given that most LoTR readers would identify Minas Tirith as the
> > capital of Gondor, certainly putting it first is
> reasonable. I'd put
> > Osgiliath second, since it used to be the capital (but not everyone
> > catches that, especially if they don't read the Appendices ;-) ).
> >
> > - Barbara
> >
> > On 6/1/05, Ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@e...> wrote:
> > > I really think Minas Tirith should be first. Any objections?
> > >
> > > --Ainaechoiriel
> > > MEFA Admin and Founder
> > >
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> > >
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> > > > Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 3:04 AM
> > > > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > > > Subject: [MEFAwards] Poll results for MEFAwards
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > The following MEFAwards poll is now closed. Here are the final
> > > > results:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > POLL QUESTION: New Graduated Category: Gondor. These
> are the only
> > > > nominations for Awards Titles. 1st: The Osgiliath Award;
> > > > 2nd: The Minas Tirith Award; 3rd: The Dol Amroth Award. Do you
> > > > approve?
> > > >
> > > > CHOICES AND RESULTS
> > > > - Yes, 14 votes, 100.00%
> > > > - No (if so I better think of some other nominations
> real quick!),
> > > > 0 votes, 0.00%
> > > > - No, opinion, 0 votes, 0.00%
> > > >
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Msg# 4499

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com June 02, 2005 - 20:04:52 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Pick an order for the Gondor category awards.

o Minas Tirith, Osgiliath, Dol Amroth
o Osgiliath, Minas Tirith, Dol Amroth


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1846958

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 4501

Re: OT: Help with setting Language preferences in Word Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 03, 2005 - 10:27:32 Topic ID# 4501
One thing to try:

Run the Office setup again. Choose a custom install, not a typical one.
You want to decide which components go in. (I can't tell you that
step-by-step without seeing it myself, but if you keep Custom and Advanced
in your head, you should be able to follow this.) Then poke around in the
directories (they expand when you click a + sign and contract when you click
a -). I know there's support for other languages in there somewhere, as I
sometimes like to add support for French, German, Czech and Polish (so not
every word of them gets underlined red when I edit Oswiecim). You might
find some other features in there that aren't installed in the typical
installation. I almost always use custom install when I install a program.

--Ainaechoiriel
Whose Mortal Alter-Ego is a Help Desk technician, computer junkie, and
gadget guru (and a Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician under
Windows XP)

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> Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 10:14 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] OT: Help with setting Language
> preferences in Word
>
> My wonderful husband recently bought me a new computer for
> Mother's Day to replace my ancient one, and with the upgraded
> software, I've been having some problems with Word (version
> 2003) Since I'm in Canada, I want to have my spelling
> dictionary to check for UK spellings, not US spellings.
>
> I checked with Word's help and it says that since it's XP I
> have to change the set up for language preferences in the
> Control Panel, which I've done. But when I change my
> language preference to UK, then it changes my keyboard
> settings and instead of getting double quotes when I press
> that key, I get an @ sign. I'm getting frustrated because I
> don't want my keyboard to change, simply the dictionary Word
> is using.
>
> Any experts out there have a clue how I can easily do that?
> Or will I simply have to enter all the different UK spellings
> into the Custom Dictionary?
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Msg# 4502

Re: OT: Help with setting Language preferences in Word Posted by C Dodd June 03, 2005 - 10:48:32 Topic ID# 4501
You don't have to reinstall. In word, Under Tools, go to Options.
Under options go to the tab for Spelling and Grammer. Click on the
button for Custom Dictionary. At the bottom of the next box there's a
drop down menu for language. Find English UK and that should re-set
Word.



On 6/3/05, Leaward <leaward_l@yahoo.com> wrote:
> My wonderful husband recently bought me a new computer for Mother's
> Day to replace my ancient one, and with the upgraded software, I've
> been having some problems with Word (version 2003) Since I'm in
> Canada, I want to have my spelling dictionary to check for UK
> spellings, not US spellings.
>
> I checked with Word's help and it says that since it's XP I have to
> change the set up for language preferences in the Control Panel, which
> I've done. But when I change my language preference to UK, then it
> changes my keyboard settings and instead of getting double quotes when
> I press that key, I get an @ sign. I'm getting frustrated because I
> don't want my keyboard to change, simply the dictionary Word is using.
>
> Any experts out there have a clue how I can easily do that? Or will I
> simply have to enter all the different UK spellings into the Custom
> Dictionary?
>
>
>
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Msg# 4503

Re: OT: Help with setting Language preferences in Word Posted by Leaward June 03, 2005 - 12:25:12 Topic ID# 4501
AHA! And then I pressed 'change default' and that did it! Thanks
... trust Microsoft to bury stuff like that! It used to be easier on
the older versions, I swear!

Lea

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, C Dodd <rabidsamfan@v...> wrote:
> You don't have to reinstall. In word, Under Tools, go to Options.
> Under options go to the tab for Spelling and Grammer. Click on the
> button for Custom Dictionary. At the bottom of the next box there's a
> drop down menu for language. Find English UK and that should re-set
> Word.
>
>

Msg# 4504

Re: OT: Help with setting Language preferences in Word Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com June 03, 2005 - 15:29:59 Topic ID# 4501
I do it the way that Rabidsamfan said, but one thing to watch is it changing back to U.S. English on its own. If I open a Word doc sent to me by someone in the U.S. for some reason it almost always reverts back to U.S. English, which is what was used when the document was created, and I have to reset it again.

Mari


>AHA!   And then I pressed 'change default' and that did it!  Thanks
>... trust Microsoft to bury stuff like that!   It used to be easier on
>the older versions, I swear!
>
>Lea
>
>--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, C Dodd <rabidsamfan@v...> wrote:
>> You don't have to reinstall.  In word, Under Tools, go to Options.
>> Under options go to the tab for Spelling and Grammer.  Click on the
>> button for Custom Dictionary.  At the bottom of the next box there's a
>> drop down menu for language.  Find English UK and that should re-set
>> Word.
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


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Msg# 4505

Two stories in need of URL edits Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 03, 2005 - 22:59:29 Topic ID# 4505
I just happened to run into these two stories and their URLs when I was
browsing for stories.

Ad Sum
by Dwim
http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=668

doesn't exist, but I'm sure it's at HASA


As Though to Breathe were Life
Mir Noldoris

<http://www.henneth-annun.net/challenge/chapter_view.cfm?NGID=114&STID=2370&
SPOrdinal=8>
http://www.henneth-annun.net/challenge/chapter_view.cfm?NGID=114&STID=2370&S
POrdinal=8

This is a more direct URL. The one there points to a series of stories of
which this is one.

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Msg# 4506

Re: Two stories in need of URL edits Posted by Laura June 04, 2005 - 2:10:36 Topic ID# 4505
-- "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@earthlink.net> wrote:
>> I just happened to run into these two stories and their URLs when I
>> was browsing for stories.
>>
>> Ad Sum
>> by Dwim
>> http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=668
>>
>> doesn't exist, but I'm sure it's at HASA

You can find it here:

http://www.henneth-annun.net/challenge/chapter.cfm?STID=450&NGID=1

or here:

http://www.lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?sid=4619

It *used* to be over at SoA, but now it's not there anymore.


Thundera

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Msg# 4507

Re: Two stories in need of URL edits Posted by dwimmer\_laik June 04, 2005 - 10:28:23 Topic ID# 4505
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...> wrote:
> I just happened to run into these two stories and their URLs when I was
> browsing for stories.
>
> Ad Sum
> by Dwim
> http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=668
>
> doesn't exist, but I'm sure it's at HASA

Sorry about that!

Find it here:

http://www.lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?sid=4619

I'd change the URL myself, but I just logged in and realized I can't.

Dwim

Msg# 4508

Re: OT: Help with setting Language preferences in Word Posted by C Dodd June 04, 2005 - 18:16:53 Topic ID# 4501
More OT. I have a friend who might be getting a job in the UK and she
wants to know if she'd be able to bring her sewing machine and
computer -- are there transformers good enough to keep US electronics
from blowing up? Since you moved there recently and it sounds like
you've got your computer on, I thought you'd know...

On 6/3/05, MarigoldCotton@aol.com <MarigoldCotton@aol.com> wrote:
> I do it the way that Rabidsamfan said, but one thing to watch is it changing
> back to U.S. English on its own. If I open a Word doc sent to me by someone
> in the U.S. for some reason it almost always reverts back to U.S. English,
> which is what was used when the document was created, and I have to reset it
> again.
>
> Mari
>
>
> >AHA! And then I pressed 'change default' and that did it! Thanks
> >... trust Microsoft to bury stuff like that! It used to be easier on
> >the older versions, I swear!
> >
> >Lea
> >
> >--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, C Dodd <rabidsamfan@v...> wrote:
> >> You don't have to reinstall. In word, Under Tools, go to Options.
> >> Under options go to the tab for Spelling and Grammer. Click on the
> >> button for Custom Dictionary. At the bottom of the next box there's a
> >> drop down menu for language. Find English UK and that should re-set
> >> Word.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Yahoo! Groups Links
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
> --
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> www.berryarts.com/marigold
>
> Marigold's Recommendations Page
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>
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> http://www.livejournal.com/users/marigoldg/
>
> Tales of The Red Book
> http://www.livejournal.com/users/talesofredbook/
>
> There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the
> mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote
> his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to
> him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the
> end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high
> beauty for ever beyond its reach.
>
> Sam, in Mordor, RoTK
>
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Msg# 4509

Re: OT: Help with setting Language preferences in Word Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com June 04, 2005 - 19:02:51 Topic ID# 4501
Oh, I don't know...I will ask Llinos. The computer I use at home is my
husband's, and so didn't come over from America. I do use my laptop
both places though and have had no trouble with the converter. I'll
chack and get back to you tomorrow...

Hugs,

Mari

>More OT. I have a friend who might be getting a job in the UK and she
wants to know if she'd be able to bring her sewing machine and
computer -- are there transformers good enough to keep US electronics
from blowing up? Since you moved there recently and it sounds like
you've got your computer on, I thought you'd know...

Marigold's Red Book
www.berryarts.com/marigold

Marigold's Recommendations Page
http://www.geocities.com/marigoldsrecommendations/

Marigold's Live Journal
http://www.livejournal.com/users/marigoldg/

Tales of The Red Book
http://www.livejournal.com/users/talesofredbook/

There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the
mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it
smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope
returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced
him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing:
there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

-----Original Message-----
From: C Dodd <rabidsamfan@verizon.net>
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sat, 4 Jun 2005 19:16:50 -0400
Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Re: OT: Help with setting Language preferences
in Word

More OT. I have a friend who might be getting a job in the UK and she
wants to know if she'd be able to bring her sewing machine and
computer -- are there transformers good enough to keep US electronics
from blowing up? Since you moved there recently and it sounds like
you've got your computer on, I thought you'd know...

On 6/3/05, MarigoldCotton@aol.com <MarigoldCotton@aol.com> wrote:
> I do it the way that Rabidsamfan said, but one thing to watch is it
changing
> back to U.S. English on its own. If I open a Word doc sent to me by
someone
> in the U.S. for some reason it almost always reverts back to U.S.
English,
> which is what was used when the document was created, and I have to
reset it
> again.
>
> Mari
>
>
> >AHA! And then I pressed 'change default' and that did it! Thanks
> >... trust Microsoft to bury stuff like that! It used to be easier
on
> >the older versions, I swear!
> >
> >Lea
> >
> >--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, C Dodd <rabidsamfan@v...> wrote:
> >> You don't have to reinstall. In word, Under Tools, go to Options.
> >> Under options go to the tab for Spelling and Grammer. Click on the
> >> button for Custom Dictionary. At the bottom of the next box
there's a
> >> drop down menu for language. Find English UK and that should
re-set
> >> Word.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Yahoo! Groups Links
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
> --
> Marigold's Red Book
> www.berryarts.com/marigold
>
> Marigold's Recommendations Page
> http://www.geocities.com/marigoldsrecommendations/
>
> Marigold's Live Journal
> http://www.livejournal.com/users/marigoldg/
>
> Tales of The Red Book
> http://www.livejournal.com/users/talesofredbook/
>
> There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the
> mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it
smote
> his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope
returned to
> him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that
in the
> end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light
and high
> beauty for ever beyond its reach.
>
> Sam, in Mordor, RoTK
>
>
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Msg# 4510

Re: OT: Help with setting Language preferences in Word Posted by Marta Layton June 04, 2005 - 19:23:27 Topic ID# 4501
> >More OT.  I have a friend who might be getting a job in the UK and
> she
> wants to know if she'd be able to bring her sewing machine and
> computer -- are there transformers good enough to keep US electronics
> from blowing up?  Since you moved there recently and it sounds like
> you've got your computer on, I thought you'd know...
>

I did a term abroad, at Keele Uni. in England (I'm natively from
America). I know for a fact that you can plug a computer, at least a
laptop, into a UK outlet with the use of a special prong. The UK
outlets have a different arrangements of holes that you plug into, so
an American plug wouldn't fit. With a laptop, however, there's already
a transformer in the power cord that compensates for the differing
voltages of UK and US power outlets.

I didn't use a sewing machine so I'm not sure, but I guess there have
to be plugs that have transformers that you could use for that. I'd
just ask at an electronics shop -- preferably a small one like Radio
Shack, or a locally owned one if there's one where you live. (You don't
want to struggle with employees not knowing how to answer your
questions, like you're liable to get at Best Buy or one of the bigger
stores.) Just explain that you're going to the UK and want to know if a
certain appliance will work. Don't forget to bring the appliance's
specs. Maker and model number. If it isn't too bulky I'd bring the
machine, or at least the power cord, wiht you.

Marta
*****
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Msg# 4511

Re: OT: Help with setting Language preferences in Word Posted by Leaward June 04, 2005 - 21:55:08 Topic ID# 4501
I've done it the other way around ... from Canada to England, and
Marta is right, you can buy converters that will allow you to plug
your appliance in to the other country's power and it'll adjust it.
You have to make sure you buy the right converter -- Australia, Italy
and England all have different plugs than North America. Just to keep
things interesting :D

But I know the DVD/VHS system is different, you can't put a North
American tape into an English one who uses a different scanning system
called PAL. (There's a useless bit of information for tonight...)

Lea

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta Layton <melayton@g...> wrote:
> > >More OT. I have a friend who might be getting a job in the UK and
> > she
> > wants to know if she'd be able to bring her sewing machine and
> > computer -- are there transformers good enough to keep US electronics
> > from blowing up? Since you moved there recently and it sounds like
> > you've got your computer on, I thought you'd know...
> >
>
> I did a term abroad, at Keele Uni. in England (I'm natively from
> America). I know for a fact that you can plug a computer, at least a
> laptop, into a UK outlet with the use of a special prong. The UK
> outlets have a different arrangements of holes that you plug into, so
> an American plug wouldn't fit. With a laptop, however, there's already
> a transformer in the power cord that compensates for the differing
> voltages of UK and US power outlets.
>
> I didn't use a sewing machine so I'm not sure, but I guess there have
> to be plugs that have transformers that you could use for that. I'd
> just ask at an electronics shop -- preferably a small one like Radio
> Shack, or a locally owned one if there's one where you live. (You don't
> want to struggle with employees not knowing how to answer your
> questions, like you're liable to get at Best Buy or one of the bigger
> stores.) Just explain that you're going to the UK and want to know if a
> certain appliance will work. Don't forget to bring the appliance's
> specs. Maker and model number. If it isn't too bulky I'd bring the
> machine, or at least the power cord, wiht you.
>
> Marta
> *****
> Home is where you hang your @.
>
>
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Msg# 4512

Re: OT: Help with setting Language preferences in Word Posted by fliewatuet June 05, 2005 - 3:19:44 Topic ID# 4501
Take a look at the information on the power supply unit. My notebook
power supply unit, for example, says something like 'AC 100 - 240V', so
this works both in Europe (where you have 230V AC) and in America (where
you have 110V AC). If the larger number is smaller than 220/230V, she
should get herself a transformer. If she doesn't need extra
transformers, the easiest thing is usually to simply buy a new power
cord (if they are not permanently attached to the power supply unit),
though she would have to do that in the UK. We have bought a US power
cord for our notebook and that's much less of a hassle than dealing with
the adapter plugs.

Hope that helps,

fliewatuet

C Dodd wrote:
> More OT. I have a friend who might be getting a job in the UK and she
> wants to know if she'd be able to bring her sewing machine and
> computer -- are there transformers good enough to keep US electronics
> from blowing up? Since you moved there recently and it sounds like
> you've got your computer on, I thought you'd know...
>



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Msg# 4513

Re: OT: Help with setting Language preferences in Word Posted by C Dodd June 05, 2005 - 7:42:23 Topic ID# 4501
Oh, excellent. Thank you. I'll let her know.

On 6/5/05, fliewatuet <fliewatuet@gmx.net> wrote:
> Take a look at the information on the power supply unit. My notebook
> power supply unit, for example, says something like 'AC 100 - 240V', so
> this works both in Europe (where you have 230V AC) and in America (where
> you have 110V AC). If the larger number is smaller than 220/230V, she
> should get herself a transformer. If she doesn't need extra
> transformers, the easiest thing is usually to simply buy a new power
> cord (if they are not permanently attached to the power supply unit),
> though she would have to do that in the UK. We have bought a US power
> cord for our notebook and that's much less of a hassle than dealing with
> the adapter plugs.
>
> Hope that helps,
>
> fliewatuet
>
> C Dodd wrote:
> > More OT. I have a friend who might be getting a job in the UK and she
> > wants to know if she'd be able to bring her sewing machine and
> > computer -- are there transformers good enough to keep US electronics
> > from blowing up? Since you moved there recently and it sounds like
> > you've got your computer on, I thought you'd know...
> >
>
>
>
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Msg# 4514

Re: Two stories in need of URL edits Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 05, 2005 - 19:30:43 Topic ID# 4505
Thanks. I've edited it.

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> > I just happened to run into these two stories and their URLs when I
> > was browsing for stories.
> >
> > Ad Sum
> > by Dwim
> > http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=668
> >
> > doesn't exist, but I'm sure it's at HASA
>
> Sorry about that!
>
> Find it here:
>
> http://www.lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?sid=4619
>
> I'd change the URL myself, but I just logged in and realized I can't.
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Msg# 4515

Check ballots are coming Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:11:16 Topic ID# 4515
Sorry for the delay. Partly because we have had twice as many nominations as
last year and partly because of the MEFA2005 site posing a different process
for us, we are late getting these out. Fortunately, the next season wasn't
Voting Season but Reading Season. So you could have been reading anyway.

We've had most of the categorizing done for the last couple of days except
for 2 poems that couldn't be put in any of the 3 choices for categories. I
finally made a decision to put them in the LOTR category this evening as we
haven't heard from the author.

So, get read. Check Ballot #1 is coming. (That's actually 23 different
Check Ballot #1s, one for each main category.) What you may not know is
that we've had 3 subcategories graduate up: Gap-Filler in Books/Time and
Gondor and Rohan in Races/Places. Making a total of 23 main categories

What are Check Ballots for? For checking, just as it sounds. Looking for
errors, lost URLs, wrong author names, etc. So, read the check ballots and
point out any errors for us in replies. I will post the #1's today and try
for #2's tomorrow. That should have us finishing with #4s by Thursday.

--Ainaechoiriel
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Msg# 4516

Books/Time: Post-Ring War, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:12:33 Topic ID# 4516
Check Ballots for Main Category Books/Time: Post-Ring War

The Shadow Within (122): Arandil
G, Reason for Rating: NA
Romance Partners: N/A
Thranduil receives a disturbing letter from an unlikely source. What
possible cause could the King of the Green Wood have to travel at a moment’s
notice to Ithilien to visit with his son?

Lost and Found (1253): Bodkin
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: N/A
A mother reflects on the effects of the quest. The thoughts of Eglantine
Took.

Fading Leaves (356): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
After the War of the Ring, an elf of Rivendell delays her departure for the
West.

One Day in Ithilien (744): jen_loves_elves
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Having Legolas as a neighbour is not as much fun as some might expect. On a
warm summers day, Faramir deals with wives, daughters, Elves, and "all good
beasts".

Forward and Back (1000): Larian Elensar
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Implied sexual realtionship between the brothers
though nothing graphic.
Romance Partners: Elladan and Elrohir
The twins look forward by looking back.

Offerings (27): Lyllyn
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: n/a
Eowyn remembers the Great War and her promise

A Merry Meeting at Bree (211): maranya14
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The advent of a group of mysterious men at the Prancing Pony greatly
confuses poor Nob, and promises some surprises for Master Barliman
Butterbur.

Requiem for Boromir (6): maranya14
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
At Edoras, the night before King Théoden's funeral, Faramir asks the
remaining members of the Fellowship to tell him the manner of his brother's
passing.

All Hallows' Day (317): Marnie
PG, Reason for Rating: mild swearing
Romance Partners: n/a
A tale of adventure on the high seas, invisible presences on a Royal Navy
Frigate, and the final entrance into Mandos' Halls of one very lonely elven
fëa. Features Celeborn and his grandad. Rated PG for a tiny bit of swearing.

As the Magnet Finds Iron (491): Nessime
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence, adult themes, mild erotic content
Romance Partners: m/f
Amid the losses of war, where does one find joy? A brief glimpse through the
eyes of a Westfold woman.

Reconciliation (44): Nrink
PG, Reason for Rating: Some adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir, Denethor, Finduilas, and forgiveness.

March Frost (769): SilverMoonLady
PG, Reason for Rating: Story takes place in the married couple's bed.
Nothing graphic occurs.
Romance Partners: Merry/Estella
Dark of night brings to mind darker days...

The Healer's Choice (1240): Sivan Shemesh
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Evil cliffy, violence/physical torture. The usual
stuff...
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas was hurt in battle, but when Aragorn tries to heal him, Legolas
won’t let him. What then is the healer’s choice? Will he take control and
heal his friend, or will he let Legolas have his way?

The Other Day (159): Space Weavil
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Two characters, both left over from Middle Earth, watch the world change
around them, becoming the place we know now.

By All The Signs (757): Tialys
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Archaeologists discover the graves of two knights and call in an unusual
historian to elaborate on their identities...

Dolor Meus (897): Werecat
PG, Reason for Rating: References to religion
Romance Partners: n/a
In another land and another time, the man who loves birds (Radagast) meets
the one with a strong voice(Maglor). Fourth Age, AU.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Aman

I Will Know Suffering (704): Andy Longwood
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Frodo/OFC
Ilúvatar’s gift does not always seem a blessing. When the Ringbearer comes
to Valinor to find peace, he is a reminder that mortality can be a cause for
mourning – and that to truly know happiness, one must also know sorrow.

Borne to Me By the Sea (1258): AngelQueen
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
The Sea is restless today. Perhaps it chooses to mirror my own conflicted
heart...

Pipes After Supper (134): Ariel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Frodo/OFC
One evening on Tol Eressea, Frodo and Sam have a little talk about pipeweed
and the nature of love.

End of Days, The (158): Bejai
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
Alone under a sunset near the end of time, Galadriel waits.

Bearer of Bad Tidings (12): LOTR_lover
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
Elrond sees Celebrian's face in the crowd of elves at the quay in Avallonë,
knowing he will have to tell her about Arwen. Elrond, Celebrian, Galadriel,
Glorfindel.

Seeds of Old Trees (478): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
Suppose Ceelborn eventually did go to Valinor -- would he like it there? And
would Galadriel really be meekly waiting for him at the dock?

The Long Defeat (1213): Perelleth
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
A weary Celeborn tries to find the Straight Road and sail to Valinor. A
short vignette for today's much neglected World Forestry Day.

Sing Me Home (516): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
How did Arwen know that Frodo could sail West? How did Cirdan help Frodo in
his decision? What happens when the bent Seas are left behind and the
Straight Road begins? Frodo leaves Middle-earth -- and finds joy and peace.

Dreme (858): Singe
PG, Reason for Rating: language
Romance Partners: n/a
Scribbled in the margin of a nightmare poem called 'The Seabell' are the
words Frodo's Dreme. Well, that was then. Now, Frodo awakes at last.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Final Partings

Moss and Stone (560): Altariel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A final parting near the Old Forest. Gandalf leaves his charges behind in
safe hands.

Departing (183): Celandine Brandybuck
PG, Reason for Rating: Character death
Romance Partners: N/A
At the end of Elessar's life, others also chose to depart Middle-earth.
Featuring Haldir, Gimli, and Legolas.

Farewell (362): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"Gandalf and Radagast part at the end of the Third Age."

Sunstar (705): illyria-pffyffin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Rose's dead and Sam's no longer "torn in two." But does it mean that he's
whole now? Are the Ring-bearers going to be together at last?

Namarie, Elessar (746): Joanna
PG, Reason for Rating: Death of a character
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
They paid the price now of loving him, the one who had been fated to leave
them from the very first day. Arwen says her goodbyes to those she has loved
as Legolas accompanies her to Lothlorien to fulfill a priomise made long
ago.

That Which Remains (1025): mir_noldoris
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel, Gimli/Galadriel, Aragorn/Arwen,
Sam/Rosie
The Ringbearers pass from Middle-earth, and those who love them are left
behind.

The Last Time (1118): SoundOfHorns
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn and Merry in the Hallows

Beyond This World (32): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: Character Death
Romance Partners: N/A
A Legolas and Gimli fic set LONG after RotK in the Undying Lands. Basically,
a tale of the ultimate end to the Fellowship.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Friendship

Knitting (1225): AngieT
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In Minas Tirith, Merry comes upon Frodo doing something completely
unexpected.

A Mist of Tears and Weariness (981): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In Ithilien, Gandalf comforts a distraught Merry.

Kingly Gifts (831): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn and Éomer consider how to reward their hobbits.

Neither Have I Wings To Fly (985): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry says his last goodbye to Frodo, and remembers a day by the Brandywine
years before.

The Long Night (1102): Garnet Took
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Two young hobbits weather one of the worst storms to ever hit Crickhollow.

Concerning Ladders (926): grey_wonderer
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In which Pippin does something nice for Merry, and Merry does Pippin a
disservice. A little Yule story set in Crickhollow. Shire, friendship

Orc Sign (833): Kit5 (aka Pippinswolf)
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
When orcs approach the borders of the Shire, Merry, Pippin and Sam must lead
their people in defense of their homeland once again...

StarFire (983): Lindelea
PG, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
During the confirmation of Peregrin Took as Thain, the gift sent by King
Eomer of Rohan causes quite a stir.

Always Dancing (928): Mariposa
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for one adult reference
Romance Partners: N/A
After the Scouring of the Shire, Pippin and Merry train a group of young
hobbits in the beautiful dance that is swordplay at its most lethal.

All I Ever Wanted (844): pippinfan88
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry takes advantage of a drunken lass and ends up marrying her…lol.

Blood Ties (834): Pipspebble
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry worries about how to help Pippin...and himself...deal with Frodo's
leaving Middle-earth...

Nightly Noises (827): Pipwise Brandygin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Newly settled into Crickhollow with Merry, the Old Forest is a little too
close to home for Pippin's liking. A nightmare raises up some memories and
fears that both hobbits have tried to bury.

Memory of Ents (800): Rabidsamfan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On an errand in the Old Forest, Merry, Pippin and Sam recall Treebeard and
the Ents.

Clasps and Links (1222): Songspinner
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry helps Eowyn search for something very special on her wedding day…



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Gap-Filler

Restoration (288): Acacea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"I would see the White Tree in flower again in the courts of the kings, and
the Silver Crown return, and Minas Tirith in peace..." A post-Ring War
vignette.

Object Lessons (586): Aliana
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éowyn, Frodo, and a moment in Minas Tirith.

Remembrance (90): Ancalime8301
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo tries to use his work on the Red Book to hold the anniversary memories
at bay.

Duet (886): Aratlithiel
PG, Reason for Rating: strong angst
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry and Pippin remember Frodo

In Plain Sight (885): Aratlithiel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Rather juicy humor and strong language
Romance Partners: N/A
Hobbits don't take instruction very well.

Renewal (883): Bodkin
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Celeborn contemplates sailing to the Undying Lands.

Fear no more (970): Cuthalion
PG, Reason for Rating: perhaps needs some knowledge of the "Silmarillion"
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir has been dreaming his entire life; in Autumn 1421 he has the most
strange dream in his life and asks his King and Queen for help to understand
it...

Homeward bound (945): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
During the stay in Bree on the return journey from Minas Tirith to the
Shire, Nob reunites Sam with an old friend.

Heartsong (825): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin regains something he thinks is lost forever...

Guarding the Shire (513): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
On the way home after thed War, Merry asks Aragorn and Gandalf why the
Rangers were guarding the Shire for so long.

Light out of Darkness (895): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A series of chapters that share a common theme: a comforting experience of
Light shared by Frodo and one other person. Characters include Sam, Aragorn,
Gandalf, Gimli, Galadriel, and Pippin.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: General Drabble

Seasong (149): Azalais
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Legolas/OFC
In Valinor, Gimli asks Legolas about the elf-maiden he has been watching all
evening.

Lesson Learned: Spring Flood, 1433 (1112): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Mery ponders on one of the most important lesson learnt.

Blossoms (287): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas and Gimli realize that Arwen is pregnant.

Links (23): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: NA
Drabble. Frodo remembers Boromir.

A Long Awaited Party (1298): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
A Shire birthday party for the King

Aragorn Himself Waits for a Sign (392): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Aragorn uses the palantír to look for news of Arwen.

For Everything There Is A Season (31): Isabeau of Greenlea
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
Drabble. Now that the war's over, there's time for other things....

Just A Bit Of Chop (30): Isabeau of Greenlea
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
Drabble. Lothiriel's brothers have some family business to attend to...

Tales of Old Wives (927): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A set of three drabbles: glimpses of sleeping Travellers, late summer, S.R.
1481.

Replacements (486): Meril
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Lothíriel introduces herself to Arwen.

Greater Gift, The (540): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
As she arrives in Valinor, Galadriel reflects on her experience with Frodo
in Valinor.

Mother and Son (1381): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Elrond meets Elwing in the Undying Lands

Returning from a Wedding (1379): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Imrahil and his family reflect on Lothíriel's absence.

Seeing (1356): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Imrahil reflects...

Stranger (99): Thuriniel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Legolas arrives in Eryn Lasgalen.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Gondor

Dawn (251): Acacea
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Post ROTK -- Faramir's reflections before a battle, on the retreat across
the Pelennor, and on Éowyn.

Legacy (282): Acacea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas, Faramir/Éowyn
Memories of a rainy day in Minas Tirith -- Faramir, Boromir, Imrahil,
Elboron, and a blue mantle.

Stealth and Grace (802): Anastasia
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin wants to dance at Aragorn's wedding; Merry and Legolas come to his
aid.

A City of Scarlet Flowers (390): annmarwalk
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A simple gesture helps Faramir and his city to heal.

Alterations (260): Eledhwen
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Set in Minas Tirith, following the wedding of Aragorn and Arwen. A series of
snapshots from one day, featuring the Fellowship and co-starring Faramir,
the Twins, Elrond and Galadriel.

Turning the Page (337): ErinRua
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
A letter from Éomer, King of Rohan to Aragon, King of Gondor and Arnor, near
the time of the latter's death. Éomer reflects on the past and remembers old
friendships.

No Peace for the Living (613): faramir_boromir
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir goes to Rath Dínen to check that Aragorn's crown will be ready for
the coronation. Along the way he thinks a lot about his family and the past.

Who Will Care? (612): faramir_boromir
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir cleans up the Steward’s library, and wonders why he does so.

Greenery (14): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
A young apprentice meets someone strange in the garden of the Houses of
Healing...

Bare Feet and Beer (571): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir is happy. Eowyn loves him. He's doing a good job as Steward. Things
can't get better, can they?

In The Shadow of His Blade (803): pipkinsweetgrass
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The six survivors of the Fellowship still in Middle-earth meet in Minas
Tirith to honour their fallen companion Boromir. Three of them have one more
lesson to learn from someone dear concerning duty, honor and fatherly love.

The King's Summons (1392): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas receives glad tidings from Beregond.

War Stories (1367): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Eldarion learns what Faramir did in the war...

Faithful Star (593): Tiana Luthien
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
A long-awaited event occurs in Emyn Arnen.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Gondor Drabble

Remembrance (108): Ainaechoiriel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A drabble and companion to Immortal (2004 nom. at ff.net), in which Merry
and Pippin asked Legolas to remember them.

Dandelion Clocks (17): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Drabble. Arwen remembers Eowyn.

Afterthoughts (230): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir and Elrond remember Boromir.

Shield and Standard (695): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Éowyn, Aragorn/Arwen
After surviving the Wild and years of battle, Aragorn faces his greatest
challenge: introducing Arwen to Éowyn.

Foreign Customs (329): Elvenesse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Aragorn helps Arwen give birth to their first child.

Good Stone (721): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas and Gimli help rebuild Minas Tirith after the War of the Ring.

Fireside Reflections (400): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éomer asks Faramir whether he misses commanding armies.

In Memoriam (949): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Bergil and Beregond remember Boromir's sacrifice.

As Though to Breathe Were Life (257): mir_noldoris
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn decides to give back the Gift.

A New Age (1387): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Eldarion observes as Elboron is sworn in by the King.

Refuge for the Weary, A (547): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
After the Ring War, Faramir asks Elrond about Boromir.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Incomplete

Alas for Orthanc (98): BarrowWight
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Dark themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Many people have read the work of Tolkien based on the accounts of history
given in the Red Book identified to have been recorded by Bilbo and Frodo
Baggins with compilation and editorial work by Samwise Gamgee. What follows
is an account immediately following the events of the of the sixth book,
specifically, beginning in the chapter entitled, "The Scouring of the
Shire". This work stands in contrast with the historic information appearing
only in the Appendixes of Tolkien’s work, i.e. the notes about how everyone
lives happily ever after following the close of the last chapter, and no
effort has been made to reconcile this account with those in the
appendixes..

The Road to Edoras (872): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Fredegar Bolger leads an embassy of hobbits to the King's Court in Gondor.
But first they must go to Rohan. A sequel to "A New Reckoning". (This story
is currently at short story length but will eventually become a novella)



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Msg# 4517

Books/Time: Gap-Filler, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:12:41 Topic ID# 4517
Check Ballots for Main Category Books/Time: Gap-Filler

Olorin I Was, Olorin I Am (137): Arquen
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Gandalf's journey after death.

Pippin the Troll Slayer (832): Auntiemeesh
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
We all know Pippin was crushed by the troll he killed during the battle at
the Black Gate, but what happened to him in the two weeks before Tolkien
resumed the story? This is a companion piece to 'A New Kind of Courage.'

Long Leagues for Little Legs (628): Fadagaski
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On a cold night as the Fellowship journeys south, Samwise has a few pleading
words with Boromir.

Dusk-singer (702): illyria-pffyffin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The road from Weathertop to Rivendell is tortuous and full of torment, but
help comes to The Ring-bearer from sources unexpected.

No Stain (1281): lilybaggins
PG, Reason for Rating: mild slash
Romance Partners: Frodo/Boromir
It's Gondor's day for lovers while the Fellowship is in Lothlorien.

Something to Do before the End (753): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin has taken on his troll and afterwards is visited by an old friend,
demonstrating that the bonds of love are unbreakable.

Just in Case (477): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Galadriel's temptation by the One Ring is well known, but what of Celeborn?
What did its arrival in his land mean to him?

Sam's Gift (955): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Galadriel gave Sam a box of dirt from her garden. But what gift did Sam give
to Galadriel?

Forgotten Casualty (591): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: Death
Romance Partners: n/a
Set during the third chapter of FOTR ("Three is Company"), this story takes
a look at a character that had a few thoughts but then vanished completely
from the story. And now, thanks to he magic of fanfiction, we know why he
vanished...

While the Ring went south... (33): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: Some violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
What happened after the Fellowship left Rivendell but before they came down
off Caradhras? Behold the missing scenes.

Making Verses (611): Zimraphel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
What the Elves really thought of Bilbo's Earendil poem. A humorous vignette.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Drabble

Mae Govannen (148): Azalais
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Glorfindel challenges the Nazgul at the Fords of Bruinen, and Aragorn is
*very* glad to see him.

Bed Time (1248): Blackbirdsong
G, Reason for Rating: Mild suggestion of possible slash
Romance Partners: Frodo/Sam
Four drabbles centered around Hobbits going to bed, this time near the
Party.

Charity (234): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Grey Company mourns at Halbarad's pyre.

Beyond the Door (283): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Halbarad and Aragorn talk before the doors of the Paths of the Dead.

Boys to Men (286): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Beregond decides to let Bergil stay in Minas Tirith.

Test, The (385): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Arwen is tempted by the Ring.

Going to Rohan (401): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An OC dunadan prepares to take Aragorn's horse Roheryn to join Aragorn in
Rohan.

Second Watch (410): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Pippin and Boromir have a conversation on the trek through Moria.

Ties That Bind (457): LadyAranel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas and Aragorn talk just after Gandalf's fall in Moria.

At the Witch King's Feet (459): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry comes to Éowyn's aid at the Battle of the Pelennor.

Before the Call to Muster (461): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
While waiting for the call to muster the army of the West, Merry and Pippin
share a last cup of tea.

Devil of Kindness (685): Nancy Brooke
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
"I myself dared pass the doors of the Necromancer in Dol Guldur and explored
his ways, [but] Saruman disuaded us from open deeds against him."

In Bree (1345): Rabidsamfan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo watches his friends sleep in Bree.

A Step in The Dark (1221): SilverMoonLady
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
It was a dark and dangerous path through Moria…

No Rival (544): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A pair of linked drabbles: the first meeting of Arwen and Éowyn, from each
of their perspectives.

Wise Enough (552): Tanaqui
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir is tempted to take the Ring from Frodo.

Master of the House (639): Vistula the Dunadan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam watches over Frodo in Rivendell



SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Drama

Of Fish and Feverish Hobbits (1180): Anso the Hobbit
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry falls ill in Hollin, and the Fellowship all pull together to save his
life.

Walk Warily (1175): Anso the Hobbit/Marigold CoAuthors
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for mild descriptions of injuries.
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry and Pippin search for food in Isengard, and that can be perilous when
you are walking on treacherous ground.

At the Sammath Naur (126): Aratlithiel
PG, Reason for Rating: Dark themes.
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo claims the Ring.

To keep you from harm (912): Cuthalion
PG, Reason for Rating: angst, difficult parent/child-relationship
Romance Partners: N/A
This short tale tells how Boromir dealt with his father's feelings towards
his younger brother... and who really dreamt the ominous dream which brought
him to Rivendell...

Fellowship (396): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn asks Legolas to join the Fellowship.

Not Without Hope (48): Gwynnyd
PG, Reason for Rating: Some adult themes
Romance Partners: Arathorn, Gilraen
Hiding a vulnerable princeling from enemy eyes and concealing his identity
until he's grown are certainly the stuff of legends. But even if the legend
is true, it probably does not tell the whole story. Would Gilraen have
preferred to raise Aragorn as his father's son and not hidden his identity?
Would Elrond expect Aragorn's mother to come with him to Rivendell, or would
he believe it easier to hide the boy from Sauron's eye if she lived
elsewhere? That they ended up together in Rivendell, and that Aragorn's
identity was successfully concealed, is fact. But how?

Cheery Letters From Bree (1094): Lulleny
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
While staying at The Prancing Pony, Merry considers writing a letter to his
parents.

Warring Duties (806): Pipwise Brandygin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
How did Pippin and Gandalf know that Merry had been riding with the
Rohirrim? Who told them he actually had disobeyed Theoden’s order? Was the
wounding of Merry and Eowyn, and the death of Theoden, the "something
grievous" Gandalf *saw* on the battlefield from the citadel?

In the Keeping of the King (1107): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Frodo awakens at Cormallen to discover that Gandalf is still alive... and so
is he. With Frodo caught between joy and shock, Aragorn and Gandalf ponder
what has been won - and what may have been lost. (Mostly angst, but
lighthearted hobbity resilience shines through it all.)

Currents (1008): Thundera Tiger
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A missing scene vignette featuring Frodo and his wandering thoughts as the
Fellowship travels down the Anduin. Frodo is the only true participant in
this story, but his musings cover a lot of territory.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Grey Company

Riders from Erech, The (325): Acacea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The advent of the Grey Company upon the battle in Linhir adds to the terror
of the second dawnless day.

The Paths of the Dead (999): alex_cat_45
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The story of the Grey Company's journey through the Paths of the Dead from
the POV of one of the dead.

The Days Now Are Short (1042): Anoriath
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
What drove the Grey Company to cross over into Rohan from their familiar
lands and obligations? A ficlet from Halbarad's point of view.

Weeping Iron Tears (338): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn remembers his kinsman Halbarad, who fell in battle upon the Pelennor
Field. Semi-companion to "Among the Fields of Green" (but can be read
independently).

Halbarad (341): Fileg
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Halbarad bears the standard of the king on the Paths of the Dead.

Gathering of the Grey Company (171): Leaward
PG, Reason for Rating: implied violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Halbarad must gather the Dunedain of the North that will accompany him to
Rohan as they ride to Aragorn's aid.

Envinyatar (520): Starlight
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Grey Company sails up the Anduin.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Hobbits

The Diary of Frodo Baggins (1243): aelfgifuemma
PG, Reason for Rating: themes of death
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo, age 12, recounts his experiences the first few years following his
parents’ deaths.

Lightness (1230): Dana
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry wonders if Pippin will ever wake up...

To Water the Dust (77): Eruanna
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The tale of that last trickle of sweet rain ill-fated to fall upon the walls
of the Black Land, and how it changed the fortunes of two little hobbits and
all of Middle-earth. Because there is rarely any such thing as a
coincidence.

Hand in Hand (888): illyria-pffyffin
PG-13, Reason for Rating: very angsty (parental death)
Romance Partners: N/A
After the death of Drogo and Primula Baggins Bilbo sees Frodo at the funeral
and does his best to offer comfort and love.

Prayer (887): illyria-pffyffin
G, Reason for Rating: angst, but not too hurtfully done
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry sits beside Frodo's bed in Ithilien. His cousin seems to lose the
fight against death, and Merry seeks help where he never did before.

Good Memories, Like Good Stories (906): Jeodo Brandybuck
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Canon; During the quest, Pippin begins his search for courage.

Reunion at Isengard (515): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry and Pippin's reaction after Gandalf has come and gone from Isengard. A
gentle, lighthearted look at the aftermath of this unexpected reunion.

The Comfort of Good Friends (626): SilverMoonLady
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On that last night in Crickhollow before leaving on the Quest, what did some
or all of the Conspirators talk about after Frodo went to bed? Would Merry
have some more questions about the Black Riders and be more worried about
Pippin going along and about the Quest in general?

Foolish Hobbit (120): Tialys
G, Reason for Rating: NA
Romance Partners: NA
Sam accompanied Frodo on his journey as a 'punishment' from Gandalf, but
Frodo knew the perils they would be facing. Did he object? Book-verse.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: War of the Ring

Captain's Last Charge, The (81): AmandaK
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for theme.
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir prepares to do his father's bidding and retake Osgiliath for Gondor.

Sunshine and Laughter (1232): Anastasia
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Gandalf tries to soothe Pippin's nightmares in Minas Tirith....

For the Common Man (661): Anoriath
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Just what *did* happen to the cock that crowed the break of the siege of
Minas Tirith?

Payment Put Off (1038): pippinfan88
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
From the battle at the Black Gate, a young spirit approaches the Grey
Curtain.

One Who Ran (1197): thevina_finduilas
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Inspired by some throwaway lines in 'The Black Gate Opens.' A short vignette
about one of the nameless lost during the last days of the War of the Ring.




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Msg# 4518

Books/Time: Post-Ring War, Check Ballot #1, Part II Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:13:47 Topic ID# 4518
Check Ballots for Main Category Books/Time: Post-Ring War



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Incomplete

Valour Without Renown (737): Forodwaith
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: n/a
After the Ring War costs a woman of Rohan everything she holds dear, does
she have the strength necessary to rebuild her life? The War and its
consequences, as experienced by a very ordinary inhabitant of Middle-earth.

The Old Dwarf and the Sea (3): Isabeau of Greenlea
PG, Reason for Rating: adult inferences
Romance Partners: N/A
Gimli and Legolas journey to the Undying Lands, which are never the same
afterwards....

What Thou Lovest Well (458): LadyAranel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Possible sexual situations to come
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn, Legolas/Éowyn
Legolas builds a home in Ithilien after the War, and his friendship with
Faramir and Éowyn grows.

Trust to Hope, Book Two (1295): Novedhelion
R, Reason for Rating: sex
Romance Partners: Éomer/Lothíriel
The continuing saga of Éomer and Lothíriel...

The Bee Charmer rewritten extended edition (587): pipkinsweetgrass
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Just to be safe, since an upcoming chapter will
have a non-graphic reference to the kidnapping and rape of a little girl
during wartime. Mostly it's purely G rated.
Romance Partners: Boromir/OFC, Merry/Estalla, Pippin/Diamond
Rewritten! Can one leave the Shadow of the Ring to seek the Light? Can a Man
become a Hobbit? An inner journey with a little action, adventure, drama,
supernatural & romance. A tale of self-healing. PG for some scenes.

All For Her (899): SoundOfHorns
R, Reason for Rating: Romantic situations
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
A story in which Faramir, genteel Prince of Ithilien, rides like an old
woman, blushes like a maid and bares all...but, in the end, gets to wed his
wife. Confused? Just be glad you're not marrying a sheildmaiden.

Land of Light and Shadows (1202): Thundera Tiger
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: n/a
A meeting of trade deep within the deserts of Harad takes a sharp turn for
the worst when politics, history, and power struggles become involved.
Featuring Aragorn, Eomer, Gimli, Legolas, Imrahil, and the Haradrim in all
their scheming glory.

The Trees Remember (525): VanatheEverYoung
R, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: Haldir/F
Herein lies the tale of those Elves who defied the Grace of the Valar and
sailed not to Valinor. For years uncounted, they remained sundered from
their High-elven kin. The Valinórean Elves wondered often about their lost
friends and how they faired in the ever changing world of Men. But no more.
In the year 1942 of the Sixth Age, they united once again in Arda.

Rites Of Passage (700): Willow-wode
R, Reason for Rating: Adult situations, sexual situations
Romance Partners: Frodo/Original Male Character
A 'coming of age' fic, known in the fandom as "The Forging of the
Ringbearer".



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Ithilien Drabble

Garden (220): Cheryl
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas plants Faramir a garden in Ithilien.

The Return (295): Elana
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
Faramir brings Eowyn to Henneth Annun.

Ithilien, Part II (380): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Arwen speaks to Faramir about Elves and Ithilien

Garden Secrets (573): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Faramir uncovers the secret of Éowyn's gardening success.

Voice of Experience, The (415): Ijemanja
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éowyn decides not to let her daughter train as a warrior.

New Home (20): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Drabble. Beregond and Bergil move to Ithilien.

Reunion (634): Vistula the Dunadan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On his trip back to Gondor in SR1442, Sam returns to Ithilien



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Romance

Sun on the Water (971): Cuthalion
R, Reason for Rating: erotic contents
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Faramir decides to give his wife a swimming lesson...

Light On the Way (794): Larner
PG, Reason for Rating: Character death and discrete discussions of handling
dead bodies.
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Regarding the passing of the King Elessar Telcontar and of his Lady Arwen.

Strawberry Fields (870): MysteriousWays
PG-13, Reason for Rating: marital situations
Romance Partners: Frodo/OFC
A tender, sweet, funny, romantic, and slightly sexy story about Frodo and OC
Linwe. The story takes place a year and three months after the destruction
of the ring.

Heart’s Desire (1029): Nickey
R, Reason for Rating: R for angst and a bit of slash
Romance Partners: Merry and Pippin
In Crickhollow, after Frodo leaves, Merry sits and thinks too much, as
usual...A sequel to 'Mind Games'.

The Road Ahead (706): Sally Gardens
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Adult themes, character death
Romance Partners: Frodo/f
Frodo is granted the grace of return, but now faces the challenge of
rebuilding his broken life.

Coming Home (1071): SilverMoonLady
R, Reason for Rating: This tale is rated NC-17 at OSA because of their
rules, but in spite of high angst, some violence and some erotic scenes the
choice of words justifies only a R, IMO. A/N: redirected to Stories of Arda,
with modified scenes with alters the rating to R.
Romance Partners: Merry/Estella
A story about Merry and Pippin (and Frodo), finding out that even in the
restored Shire not all wounds are healed.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Shire

Cousins, Cold and Comforts (908): Anso the Hobbit
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo, Merry, and Pippin spend a cold and rainy evening together in
Crickhollow, SR1420…

Maps and Legends (1191): Anso the Hobbit
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Before leaving for the Grey Havens, Frodo leaves something special for his
closest friends and cousins, and Merry is not to open his until he becomes
Master of Buckland.

Telling the Bees (343): Fileg
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Based on a Celtic superstition: Sam tells the bees there has been a change
at Bag End.

Hardiness (372): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Sam takes stock of the Bag End garden after the depredations of Sharkey's
men.

While There's Breath (1277): Lindelea
PG, Reason for Rating: angst
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond, Ferdinand/Pimpernel
Pippin has a chance to prove his loyalty when a simple river crossing turns
deadly.

Horn-Cry of Buckland, The (467): Lulleny
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Merry/Esmeralda
"In the Buckland, the Horn of the Mark was blown at sundown every November 2
and bonfires and feastings followed." (Appendices) While preparing for the
yearly fire and feast, Merry confronts a grief he didn't know he had.

At Last (808): Mariposa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Two drabble-and-a-half’s about Pippin and Merry’s homecoming.

Truth and Consequences (837): Mariposa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin works hard to build up the already vast library at the Great Smials.
But when he orders books and histories and stories from abroad he really had
not quite understood that he, Merry and the others would be in some of the
books, and that others would read about them and their deeds.

Enigmas- The Life and Love of Linwe and Frodo (868): MysteriousWays
PG-13, Reason for Rating: There are some sexual scenes, though not in great
detail.
Romance Partners: Frodo/Linwe (OC)
Here is an alternate ending for Frodo where he is given the chance at
lasting romantic love. The story begins in a place that appears to be
unrelated but then appearences are often deceiving. Did the One Ring LOOK
evil. I don't think so.

As Good As You (854): pearltook1
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Near the end of his life Paladin and Pippin have a father/son talk about the
Thainship.

Where Roses Grow (589): pippinfan88
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Adult situations (het.)
Romance Partners: Pippin/OFC
Exploring the possibility of Pippin being a tween-aged parent. A tender
story. COMPLETE

Tall Tales (1153): Pipwise Brandygin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin and young Faramir, during a lovely afternoon in the Shire, Somewhere
in the hills south of Tuckborough, 3rd of Thrimidge, 1440 SR.

The Masters of Buckland Have Always Been Romantic (624): Saoirse
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Merry, Estella
Merry and Estella find a special something in Brandy Hall.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Vignette

Touche (229): DragonLady7
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Éomer/Lothíriel, Faramir/Éowyn
Éomer and Faramir decide to settle things like civilized human beings: with
a friendly Fourth Age fencing match.

Farewell (302): Elana
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Legolas and Gimli sail West. Double drabble.

Butterbur and the King (261): Eledhwen
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Barliman Butterbur welcomes some rather special guests to the Prancing Pony.

Passages (352): Flick
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A vignette on the passing of the Nine (the members of the Fellowship).

Faint Hope (357): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Sam and Arwen have a little chat just before the Fellowship leave Minas
Tirith.

In Thranduil's Halls (1304): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas' unease at his return to Eryn Lasgalen

Watery Grave (1074): Ijemanja
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, suicidal thoughts
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen, Arwen/Goldberry
Arwen faces grief, mortality, and Goldberry, beneath the fading trees. Not
slash, really, though there are very slightly slashy undertones, I suppose.

Weariness (375): quirky_orthodox
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Celeborn seeks out Maglor, son of Feanor, and puts some old grudges to rest.

Adagio (902): simbelmyne
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
Lothiriel found the songs of the Rohirrim strange, until she and Eomer began
to weave a song of their own.


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Msg# 4519

Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:14:55 Topic ID# 4519
Check Ballots for Main Category Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings

His Last Words (85): Amarie
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: N/A
A revealing glimpse of Boromir's thoughts, as the lure of the Ring takes
hold. His last and only letter to Faramir, though his brother may never
know.

In the Dark (132): Ariel
PG, Reason for Rating: suicidal thoughts
Romance Partners: N/A
In Mordor, following Frodo and Sam's forced march, Sam is not the only one
to have grim revelations as they rested by the roadside.

Cormallen (799): Frodo Baggins of Bag End (Febobe)
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The thoughts of the Fellowship at the feast at Cormallen.

Isildur's Inheritance (1299): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn is tempted by the Ring

Another Bride (426): Isil Elensar
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/f
What if Aragorn had fallen in love with another woman in his past? What if
Aragorn had not married Arwen?

Intertwined (105): Karri
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Upon reaching Hollin, Sam’s curiosity leads to a demonstration of elven
magic.

Wizard's Watch (1227): Pipspebble
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A heart to heart between Gandalf and Pippin...a combination of BookVerse and
MovieVerse

Spellbound (880): Shirebound
PG-13, Reason for Rating: PG-13 rating is for serious themes, consistent
with canon
Romance Partners: N/A
What are the Barrow-wights? Why did the wight tell Frodo that they were
“waiting” for him? What did it plan for the hobbits, and why? How were the
hobbits lured up to the Great Barrow? What explains why Frodo was treated
differently than the other hobbits, awakened sooner, and found the strength
to resist the call of the Ring in such a desperate situation? This story is
my own look at the events on the Barrow-downs from the chapter ‘The Fog on
the Barrow-downs’, The Fellowship of the Ring.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Drabble

Raven and Gold (52): Acacea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
Conversations on the walls of Minas Tirith.

Five Things That Never Happened to Faramir & Eowyn (39): Altariel
PG, Reason for Rating: Generally dark atmosphere
Romance Partners: Eowyn, Faramir
Five things that never happened to Faramir & Eowyn; a series of drabbles.

Firelight (393): annmarwalk
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Truths are revealed by the light of a campfire as the Fellowship journeys
south.

Kindred Spirits (106): annmarwalk
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Gandalf ponders his relationship with Faramir.

'Peering in the water as the dark eve fell, I caught him, Gollum.' (19):
Avon
PG, Reason for Rating: Generally dark atmosphere.
Romance Partners: N/A
Drabble. Aragorn captures Gollum.

Hands of a Healer (142): Azalais
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Bilbo and Arwen anxiously await the arrival of Frodo in Rivendell.

Olorin I was in my Youth In the West that is Forgotten (25): Azalais
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Drabble. Gandalf remembers a lost youth without drizzle, aching joints or
grumpy Hobbits.

I Pledge My Bow (221): Cheryl
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas decides to join the Fellowship.

My Sons of Gondor (911): Cuthalion
PG-13, Reason for Rating: high angst
Romance Partners: N/A
A mother in Minas Tirith watches Faramir's men ride into their fate when
they try to reconquer Osgiliath (based on the movie scene from ROTK)

Unspeakable (254): Dwimordene
PG-13, Reason for Rating: torture
Romance Partners: n/a
Arador (Aragorn's grandfather) is tortured by the enemy's agents in the
Coldfells.

Dark Memory (46): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: NA
Drabble. A snapshot from Aragorn's first journey through Moria.

First Meeting (364): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
"Aragorn meets Galadriel and Celeborn for the first time."

Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes (371):
Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Galadriel offers to let Arwen gaze into her mirror, to see what the future
holds for Aragorn.

You Ask Too Much (643): LKK
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Thranduil's thoughts on hearing that Legolas has gone on the quest.

The Great Years (1372): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The War of the Ring, from the perspective of the Eagles.

The Ride of the Rohirrim (1325): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Rohirrim ride to Gondor's aid.

Bringing the Sun (1382): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas and Aragorn on Caradhras...

Brotherly Love (1393): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Boromir meets his new brother.

Renewed Acquaintance (548): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn sees Boromir at the Council of Elrond and remembers the toddler he
knew when he served in Gondor as Thorongil.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Elves

The Sweetest Harvest (1001): alex_cat_45
PG, Reason for Rating: Some mention of M/M couples.
Romance Partners: N/A
Elrond thinks of all he is thankful for.

A Question of Duty (152): daw the minstrel
PG, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: None
The decision to accompany Frodo must have been difficult for Legolas, given
that he was needed in Mirkwood.

Spring Awakenings (153): daw the minstrel
R, Reason for Rating: Sexual situations
Romance Partners: Legolas and female OC; OCs
Legolas and his brother Eilian deal with problems at Elven settlements. Love
and disaster are both in the air.

Forgetting War (1322): Karenator
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
When Legolas heard the cry of the gulls, his life in Middle Earth was
changed forever. What was it that the cries awakened? What is sea longing?
My take on the allure of the light in Valinor.

May the Valar Protect Them (1055): Nilmandra
PG, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: N/A
This is the story of Legolas and the amazing circumstances set around his
birth and early life.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Gondor

Wizard and His Pupil, The (53): Acacea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir, Gandalf, and a final parting.

The Flowers of the Forest (2): Altariel
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
Reflections on the war to end all wars.

Visions of Despair (663): Aralanthiriel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Gap-filler. Haunted by disturbing visions in the palantír, and faced with
the growing menace of Mordor -- Denethor slowly loses hope. This is an
exploration of Denethor's final days in Minas Tirith, and his eventual
descent into madness. Much introspection and angst. Also features Gandalf,
Faramir, and Pippin.

The Rooster Man of Gondor (321): Chelsea Nolan
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: none
An unusual perspective on the siege of Gondor.

The Room of Tears (759): Elendiari22
PG-13, Reason for Rating: This is rather dark.
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin and Eowyn come across a forgotten room in the Citadel at Minas
Tirith, and find a hidden message that will stay with them forever.

Priceless Treasure (427): Isil Elensar
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir, new Steward of Gondor, has but one key in a set of three, that
seemingly will not open anything. But what of the two, unopened, remaining
chests?

The Council of Elrond (900): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A Serious Scholarly Work, an Endeavor to cast this Great Event into Poetry
and shorten its Length for the sake of the Gentle Reader. (With apologies to
Lewis Carroll)



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hobbits

The Dark Places (1152): Citrine
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The hobbits hold onto each other in the darkness of Moria, and Pippin
understands that caring for each other is what will see them through the
Quest...

All Else Fades (1263): Claudia
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Angst.
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam must make a difficult decision after Shelob fells Frodo.

The Journey of the Lady's Phial (1278): Claudia
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A series of vignettes about Frodo and Sam on quest, linked together by the
Phial of Galadriel.

Hoped, At Least (1131): Dana
PG, Reason for Rating: Angst, war themes
Romance Partners: N/A
"And so despondently Merry now stood and watched the mustering of the army."
Pippin marches to the Black Gate and hopes to do his best.

A Different Kind of Quest (777): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry and Pippin find gifts for their families while in Minas Tirith.

Yule in Hollin (1143): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The hobbits are finding Yule in the Wild rather bleak...

Learning To Walk (760): Nickey
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
All his life Pippin Took has never slowed down. Now, to help Frodo, he must
learn to walk instead of run...

Love and Healing (1035): pippinfan88
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Minas Tirith receives a bit of healing through the restoration process;
Pippin receives a bit of healing through helping in that endeavour.
Merry…well, that is in the story!

Faerie Blood (306): Saoirse
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin is lost in the woods, and something helps him.

The Next Day (307): Saoirse
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mention of death.
Romance Partners: N/A
The Hobbits were buried on a hill in Bywater, and a stone was placed on
their grave with a garden around it. One-shot.

Pawns (310): Tialys
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: N/A
Samwise joins Gandalf in a game of chess and choices are argued.

Bed of Roses (793): Vistula the Dunadan
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Samwise Gamgee/Rosie Cotton
Frodo, on Mount Doom, considers Sam's fate



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hurt/Comfort

Cousins on Watch (984): Anso the Hobbit
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Two separate scenes based on the same starting line. The three cousins watch
over each other in times of illness and injury. LoTR, Hobbits, Drama/angst
H/c, Gondor, Cormallen

Victories Won (810): Garnet Took
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Gandalf and Gimli keep a vigil over a wounded Pippin…

To Cross a River (820): Hai Took
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Gandalf discovers that crossing a river with four hobbits, two men, one
dwarf and one elf is not as easy as he thought!

The Pine-Woods Excursion (1275): lilybaggins
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Angst.
Romance Partners: N/A
In Rivendell, Frodo gets bitten by a poisonous snake. (Readers will need to
scroll down to near bottom of the page to find story listing.)

On Becoming An Adventurer (1161): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
What was the price of leaving the Shire, and everything they had known
behind?



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Incomplete

Fallen (212): Aliana
PG-13, Reason for Rating: battle injury, gore, mature themes
Romance Partners: m/f, not central to story
They're overworked, unsung, and constantly in demand: meet the healers,
surgeons, and hospital administrators of Minas Tirith; the Ring War from the
perspective of one very ordinary Gondorian nurse. This story features, by
necessity, some speculative "mini-world-building" concerning the structure
and workings of the Houses of Healing, as well as a whole slew of OCs, but
overall stays very faithful to book canon.

Caught Between the Light and Dark (874): Budgielover
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
An innocent misstep on the road out of Rivendell reveals to the Fellowship a
secret long forgotten when the Ring-bearer disappears in a moment of
darkness.

Lesson on Hobbits, A (177): Budgielover
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A lesson from the Ring-bearer teaches Boromir something important about
hobbits... and on the freezing slopes of Caradhras, Gimli is taught a lesson
from all the hobbits.

The Rainstorm (1262): Easterlily
PG, Reason for Rating: Angst.
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo's parents died alone that day in the Brandywine River or did they? Who
else was with them? What really happened?

Clearing the Heir (1114): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A holiday story, written for Marigold's Challenge Number 11. How did Bilbo
come to the decision to name an heir?

Cormallen (807): Mariposa
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for descriptions of injuries and angst.
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin's wounding at the Last Battle, and his care in Ithilien. (I couldn’t
find the story posted anywhere other than the author’s livejournal, so the
link is to Chapter 4, which has the links to the first 3 chapters at the
top.)

Hobbits (944): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An attempt to collect the different quotes from "The Lord of the Rings" and
"The Hobbit" pertaining to Shire-lore. Currently reflects books I-IV of "The
Lord of the Rings". (WIP)

The Best Brew in Buckland (934): Marta
PG, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
While Minas Tirith celebrtes the marriage of Elessar and Arwen, Faramir
joins Legolas, Merry, and Pippin for a private get-together. Much alcohol is
consumed, and certain stewards of Gondor are embarrassed. Afterwards, Éomer
and Gimli tired of the hobbits' glorating, try to help Faramir revenge
himself of the humiliation. Also features Imrahil, Elphir, Erchiron,
Elrohir, and a slew of OCs.

If Ever Two Were One (752): Nessime
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content, adult themes
Romance Partners: f/m
What began as a simple story about a woman of the Rohirrim, the wife to one
of the Riders in Eomer's eored, has become instead a full blown biography,
filled with romance, intrigue, and tragedy.

The Doom of Mandos (1043): quirky_orthodox
R, Reason for Rating: Rated R for psychological and physical violence
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
Galadriel betrays the Fellowship and attempts to take the ring from Frodo.
Celeborn is forced to act, but the treachery of the One Ring is great
indeed.

The Errand Lad (884): Rabidsamfan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Ten-year-old Bergil's observations of the Pheriannath in the aftermath of
the War of the Ring.

An Act of Desperation (910): ShieldmaidenofRohan
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Battle scenes
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
The tale of Eowyn of Rohan, from her childhood to her ride to Gondor and the
battle of the Pelennor, and beyond...

During a journey in the dark... (1254): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: Drama and violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Join our favorite Fellowship heroes as they continue the journey of missing
scenes and missing thoughts in Moria. Sequel to the story "While the Ring
went south..."



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Poetry

Imladris Interpreted (60): Aeneid
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Boromir and Faramir have a dream. They seek counsel from their father.
Tension, insults, loud blinking, advice and some funny words. Written in
free-verse poetry.

One Day (72): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After retiring to Rivendell, Bilbo Baggins is working hard on his book.
Elrond, Aragorn, Arwen, and Elladan play supporting roles.

Dies Irae (405): Ellisande
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: n/a
The Battle of the Pelennor, the Dawnless Day and the Downfall of Numenor. A
try to write Middle-Earth's Dies Irae.

Return of the King, The (268): Ellisande
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
The return of the King as seen by Denethor, memories and madness...

Tale of Years, A (269): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
A series of triolets from Denethor's point of view, mostly reflecting the
relationships that have influenced his life.

The Dark Night of the Soul (272): Ellisande
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Denethor has to come to terms with Finduilas' death. - A strange
experimental mixture of poetry and vignette.

Ballad For Boromir And Legolas (567): Ezra's Persian Kitty
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mild romantic content, sexual relations hinted at,
death implied.
Romance Partners: Boromir/Legolas
Love is found... and lost.

Brown Spirit (367): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"A fool, he called you". Three haiku for Radagast, the Brown Wizard.

Close your Eyes (95): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
a dwarven lullaby

Craft-masters' Song (129): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: NA
Romance Partners: n/a
A dwarven work song.

A Mother's Dream (1209): White Gull
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: None
Primula's prayers for her son.

Circle of Light (1208): White Gull
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: None
The tale of the phial.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Post-Ring War

Distance (659): Ancalime8301
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The wains of injured, which include three hobbits, journey from the Black
Gate to Ithilien. Also features Pippin, Gimli, and Aragorn.

Bronwe Athan Harthad (128): Aratlithiel
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo deals with the loss of the Ring.

Two of A Kind (1133): Gaslight
PG-13, Reason for Rating: PG - 13 for mature dramatic situations
Romance Partners: N/A
In the Shire during the Scouring, and bound to his master Saruman, Gríma
discovers that there is a certain Hobbit cut of the same cloth. Time: 22
Sept. - 1 Nov. 3019

After All (100): jastaelf
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In a year when everything else seems to have gone poorly, Legolas receives a
special gift that helps him right his perspective at Yuletide.

The 10th Walker. (499): jillian baade
PG, Reason for Rating: Very mild violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
Twenty years after the Ring War, Bill the Pony reflects on his time as part
of the Fellowship of the Ring.

Go to Sleep (1136): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On the journey to lay Theoden King to rest, Pippin is taken with illness.

The Ringbearer and the Rose (891): Rabidsamfan
PG-13, Reason for Rating: high angst factor in some parts
Romance Partners: Rosie Cotton/ Sam Gamgee
Back in Hobbiton after the Ring War, Frodo finds out that he is not the only
one who has to deal with dark memories. He seeks for an ally to help Sam out
of his grief.

Namesake (271): Ruby Nye
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir is introduced to his namesake

Reunion at Cormallen (1116): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Frodo and Sam’s first night awake at Cormallen, and an unexpected adventure
with the Fellowship at Faramir's refuge. A more gentle, lighthearted tale.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Rivendell

Mariner's Son (326): Adina ATL
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Dunadan called it cheek to write verses of Eärendil in Elrond's house.

Desperate Race, A (675): Budgielover
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Fearing what they may find, Aragorn, Glorfindel and the hobbits race to
Frodo's aid at the Ford of Bruinen.

Out of All Knowledge (178): Budgielover
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult theme, medical gore
Romance Partners: N/A
The story of what the hobbits felt and experienced those dreadful four
nights and three days as a dying Frodo is brought to Rivendell.

Nothing in Haste (407): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Elrond learns that Arwen is making Lúthien's choice.

Important Business (1323): Jay of Lasgalen
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An uninvited observer of the Council of Elrond...

Interlude (429): JeannieMac
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Arwen and Aragorn in Rivendell just before the Council (Elrond, Bilbo and
Linhir make cameo appearances): rather short on plot, more a
character/relationship study... an attempt to give Arwen in particular a bit
more depth.

Maps (1111): Kit5 (aka Pippinswolf)
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry spent some of his time in Rivendell in the library looking at maps.
What went through his mind and to whom did he spoke about the Quest?

Weapons Against The Enemy (631): Nancy Brooke
PG, Reason for Rating: Some Angst
Romance Partners: N/A
Looking for diversion in the Hall of Fire, Glorfindel finds Sam instead.

White Against Black (490): Nath
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Asfaloth's perspective on his race with Nazgul to the Fords of Bruinen.

AND THE STARS WILL SING YOUR NAME (881): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A short scene between Frodo and Elrond after the hobbits return to
Rivendell. Frodo wonders if, as the years pass, any of their deeds will be
remembered... but Elrond has his own reasons for knowing that nothing will
be forgotten. Glorfindel has a cameo role.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: The Shire

For Eyes to See as Can (176): Larner
PG, Reason for Rating: rated for suicidal thoughts
Romance Partners: n/a
Written from the point of Sam Gamgee, this is a look at the coming of Frodo
Baggins to Bag End, the impact of the Ring on his life, and all that leads
to his choice to leave Middle Earth.

Trust (1228): Leah Beth
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Marigold recieves word from Buckland about Sam's disappearance and shares
the news with Rosie.

The Prodigal Took (1032): Lulleny
PG, Reason for Rating: Possibly because of the violence referred to, also
adult themes of alienation
Romance Partners: N/A
From Return of the King: "Pippin rode off with half a dozen lads on ponies.
'See you soon!' he cried. 'It's only fourteen miles or so over the fields.
I'll bring you back an army of tooks in the morning.' " The story of how he
did that.

About Men (29): Lyllyn
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
Robin Smallburrow reminisces over a pint of ale, a vignette about the
Occupation of the Shire.

A Pint of Trouble (890): Mariposa
PG, Reason for Rating: A funny poem with implied swearing (or it could have
been a G)
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo and Merry decide to visit the inn... but they have to take little
Pippin with them, and that's the beginning of the disaster.

In Which Frodo Makes Tea (821): MysteriousWays
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo reflects on the past and present while making tea.

While We Dwelt in Fear (632): pearltook1
PG, Reason for Rating: there are some violent angsty scenes
Romance Partners: N/A
The stories of the families of Merry, Pippin, Frodo and Sam as they face the
troubles of dealing with the Fall and the Occupation of the Shire. The four
Hobbits on the Ring Quest will make appearances in small vignettes.

A Chief's Day (892): Ruby Nye
R, Reason for Rating: Rather violent character death
Romance Partners: N/A
The very last day in the life of the so-called Chief Lotho "Pimple"
Sackville-Baggins



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Msg# 4520

Books/Time: The Hobbit, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:15:44 Topic ID# 4520
Check Ballots for Main Category Books/Time: The Hobbit

The Party Next Door (1255): Acacea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A curious neighbour watches 13 dwarves and a wizard invade Bilbo's house one
fine day in spring.

Travellers' Tales (75): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
It is the first day of the last week of autumn and Bilbo is wondering where
all the magic has gone.

Sheathing Sting (203): Celandine Brandybuck
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
While visiting the Dwarves in Erebor after his Birthday Party, Bilbo goes to
Dale to buy a new scabbard for his sword.

Tangled Web (151): daw the minstrel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: None
A gap filler for The Hobbit. Legolas helps to defend the Woodland Realm,
while, elsewhere, unknown forces are on the move. Great events are astir in
the Woodland Realm in 2941 TA. This is how they looked to the Wood-elves.

The Tide of Times (681): daw the minstrel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas comes of age; Thranduil goes to a meeting of the White Council.

Short Rest, A (428): Jay of Lasgalen
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
When Bilbo and the dwarves arrived in Imladris in The Hobbit, Estel was ten
years old. They must have met. This story is about that meeting.

The Unexpected Homecoming (792): JMac
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: none
A short fic that takes place when Bilbo returns to the Shire after the
events in The Hobbit and finds that his homecoming isn't exactly how he
imagine.

Last of the Summer Wine (1104): Regina
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas pays a last call on the widow of Esgaroth who has sold him wine for
thirty years, and she reflects upon both their improbable friendship and the
ravages of time. A sequel to "The Finest of Vintages."

The Finest of Vintages (1103): Regina
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An exasperated widow of Esgaroth dickers with a high-handed group of elves
seeking to buy more wine for Thranduil’s cellars, but a certain Prince of
Mirkwood succeeds in charming her, despite her temper.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Hobbit: Drabble

Father to Son (139): Azalais
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for hints at torture and impending death.
Romance Partners: N/A
In the dungeons of Dol Guldur Thror gives Gandalf his map and key, to pass
on to Thrain.

There And Back Again (51): Azalais
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
Drabble. Bilbo returns to the Shire after his adventures with a dragon, and
no-one is expecting him...

The Hobbit, Chapter 18 – The Return Journey (297): Elana
PG, Reason for Rating: Character death.
Romance Partners: N/A
Chapter 18 of The Hobbit drabbled.

Fourth Attempt, The (369): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Smaug hears strangers in Erebor and waits for them to try to steal his
treasure.

An Unexpected Party (1359): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Bilbo has Gandalf and the dwarves over for dinner. (Based on "An Unexpected
Party", _The Hobbit_).

Anniversary (923): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Several years after returning to the Shire, some of Bilbo's dwarven
companions visit him in Bag End.

Mercy (583): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Legolas intercepts Bilbo and the dwarves as they try to cross Mirkwood on
their quest toward Erebor.

Our Greatest King (1338): picara
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
"In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side
there lived at this time their greatest king." The Hobbit



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Hobbit: Vignette

Dragon Gem, The (184): Celandine Brandybuck
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Years after Smaug's demise, Dissa, a young girl from Laketown, searches for
treasure on the bottom of Long Lake.

Desiring Peace (279): Enros
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Sméagol's relatives decide to try to force to make him leave their family.

High Flight (419): Jay of Lasgalen
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An eagle remembers the Battle of Five Armies.

Thrush Who Saved Laketown, The (432): jen_loves_elves
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The walkers will tell of their heroes in their language -- this is the story
of another hero, from his own (rather self-centred) perspective.

Sting, The (600): tyellas
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Maeglin, filled with hatred and anger, uses his talents as an elf-smith to
create one small thing -- an item we should all recognize.

Msg# 4521

Books/Time: The Silmarillion, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:17:41 Topic ID# 4521
Check Ballots for Main Category Books/Time: The Silmarillion

Eärendil’s Tale (1331): Bodkin
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
After Elrond's arrival in the Blessed Realm, he meets the parents he cannot
remember. Eärendil and Elwing share their stories with the son they barely
knew. From the Fall of Gondolin to the rise of Gil-Estel, Elrond learns more
of the parents who abandoned him and his brother in the hope of bringing
help to a world on the verge of destruction.

Saying Farewell (730): Finch
PG-13, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Finrod and Amarie say farewell in Tirion.

History Lessons (1056): Nilmandra
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: N/A
Elladan and Elrohir learn the history of the first age from Glorfindel and
others who lived through it, while Elrond reflects upon his past and
parenting elflings.

To Look Upon It Once (1023): Noldo
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Perhaps some mortal boats did find the straight way, and come to the Ancient
West. Inspired by an obscure Silmarillion line.

Once in a Fair Green Country (157): Space Weavil
PG, Reason for Rating: Romance
Romance Partners: Gandalf/OFC
After a night in Imladris with Bilbo and the Dwarves, en route to find the
Lonely Mountain, Gandalf reflects upon his life as a Maia in Valinor, and
his one brush with romance...

Magweth Pengolodh: The Question of Pengolod (1337): tyellas
PG, Reason for Rating: It is a genfic with some violence and some romance.
Romance Partners: N/A
In the Second Age, the elvish loremaster Pengolod, on his way to Tol
Eresseä, gets off the boat in the Númenorean port of Rómenna. Enjoying
Númenor, he lingers in Rómenna for a time, befriends several mortals, tells
his own tales of events from the Silmarillion, and exacerbates inter-racial
tension between mortals and elves, high and low. Characters include: from
the Silmarillion and LOTR: Tar-Minastir, Ciryatan, Rumil of Tirion, Turgon,
Maedhros, Hurin, Huor, Maeglin, Idril, Tuor, Elwing, Earendil, Erestor,
Narvi, Elrond, and Celebrian, and several originals, and from HoME:
Pengolod, Aelfwine I, and Dirhaval.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Drabble

Two Drabbles: Tar-Miriel and the Waves (107): Ainaechoiriel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Tar-Miriel's last thoughts as the waves take Numenor. One canon-based, the
other AU

Grace (242): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Melian/Thingol
Melian thinks about the joys of motherhood.

Beyond Reach (327): Elvenesse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Elwing decides to flee Middle-earth to protect the Silmaril.

Long Live the King (420): Jay of Lasgalen
PG, Reason for Rating: character death
Romance Partners: n/a
On the eve of Elros's death, Elrond visits Numenor.

High King and Halfling (581): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Argeleb grants the Fallohide brothers permission to settle the Shire

Forsaken Kin (483): Meril
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Finarfin forsakes the march of the Noldor towards Middle-earth.

Not Wholly Unwilling (1336): picara
R, Reason for Rating: Questionable Consent / Implied Sexual Situations
Romance Partners: Eol/Aredhel
"And it came to pass that Eöl saw Aredhel as she strayed among the tall
trees near the borders of Nan Elmoth, a gleam of white in the dim land. Very
fair she seemed to him, and he desired her; and he set his enchantments
about her so that she could not find the ways out…. It is not said that
Aredhel was wholly unwilling...." The Silmarillion

Defiance (1355): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Húrin falls in the Battle of Unnumbered Tears.

Faithful (1374): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Anárion observes the fruits of Isildur's labours...

Good welcome they found (1371): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Círdan regrets training Tar-Aldarion so well...

What can be saved (1360): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Isildur saves something precious from the Downfall of Númenor...



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Feanor and Sons

The Full Tragedy of the Kinslaying (1268): Cirdan
R, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Elros and Elrond must decide their fates at the end of the First Age. Maglor
comes Eonwe's camp and reveals that the Elves can stay in Middle-earth for a
while longer. Maglor then sings of the full tragedy of the Kinslaying at
Alqualonde.

Father-Names (345): Finch
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Maglor, remembering the fate of Dior's sons, sets out to search for the sons
of Elwing after the attack on the Havens of Sirion.

House of Dust and Memory (523): Itarille
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Indis, alone in her house after the death of her husband and the flight of
the Noldor, receives a visit from Nerdanel, who has also lost her husband
and children. Birthday fic for Nol.

Captive of Fate (1076): Ithilwen
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Part 1 of Maedhros Series. Maedhros reflects while hanging from
Thangorodrim. Silmarillion-based.

Comes the Dawn (418): Ithilwen
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Fingon/Maedhros
Maedhros enters the Halls of Mandos, and his final fate is revealed.

Taking the Sword (1030): Ithilwen
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Curufin/f
Maedhros learns the art of swordfighting, and discovers his true talent.
Major characters: Maedhros, Maglor, Curufin, Feanor. Silmarillion-based.

Voices in the Wilderness (1018): Ithilwen
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Curufin/f
How does Feanor's banishment from Tirion affect the Noldor? Major characters
include Finarfin, Fingolfin, Finwe, Fingon, Maedhros, Maglor, Curufin's
wife, and Morgoth. Silmarillion-based.

Alqualonde (36): Joan Milligan
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: n/a
Upon the ruins of Alqualonde, Maglor finds beauty and horror intertwined

Wreath of Steel and Silver (454): Kielle
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: n/a
What if the hand that nurtures Lothlórien once wielded a blade in the
darkest chapter of elven history...? Galadriel seeks forgiveness for her
part in the Kinslaying at Alqualondë.

Ghost Fires (34): mir_noldoris
PG, Reason for Rating: Generally dark atmosphere
Romance Partners: Maedhros, Fingon
It is autumn, and Maedhros pays his last respects to Hithlum, and to Fingon.
Implied slash.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: First Age

By Light Beguiled (445): AfterEver
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Of Eärendil and Elwing's relationship as affected by his purpose which
drives him to the Sea, her discontentment in his absence, and what part the
Silmaril might have played in the eventual downfall of the Havens at Sirion.
Gil-galad, Maedhros, and Maglor cameo.

He Who Laughs (398): Altariel
PG, Reason for Rating: Generally dark atmosphere
Romance Partners: none
Could Túrin ever be happy?

Shadow (775): Celebsul
PG, Reason for Rating: Subject/imagery might be a bit deep for very young
readers to understand.
Romance Partners: N/A
An elf meets mortals for the first time in the War of Wrath.

A Falcon for the Nightingale (63): Enismirdal
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mentions of violence and sexual
situations/feelings.
Romance Partners: Maglor/Daeron
What became of the two greatest of all the Elven minstrels? Slash.

Sirion's Gift (422): Isil Elensar
R, Reason for Rating: Sexual scenes in later chapters
Romance Partners: Amrod/f
Geliriel and her unborn child have been saved from the Falls of Sirion.
Their fates have been tied to another's. What effect will it have on all
their lives?

The Key (421): Isil Elensar
R, Reason for Rating: Chapters include violence and sexual situations
Romance Partners: f/m
Agents of Morgoth are helping him search for a way to destroy Gondolin. An
elf-woman is captured and brought to Angband. Could she be the key to gain
entry to the hidden city?

Rejoin the Dance (441): Joan Milligan
PG, Reason for Rating: character death
Romance Partners: Thingol/Melian
Thingol and Melian struggle to deal with the death of their only child.

Battles of Blood and Fëa (449): Kazaera
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
When both are children, Celebrían muses on her friend Elrond. Set prior to
the choice of the Peredhil, focuses on the effects of Elrond's mixed blood.

Ernil i Duremmen (1095): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The young Prince of Doriath meets Orome the Huntsman.

Wisdom's Thrall (1011): Mouse
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Tuor/OFC
Silmarillion- and Unfinished Tales-based. Where draws the line between man
and animal, between intellect and instinct? An account of the three years
Tuor spent in captivity to Lorgan the Easterling.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Gondolin

Shards of Memory (1007): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Túrin/Finduilas of Nargothrond
Six snapshot looks at the relationship between Túrin Turambar and Finduilas
of Nargothrond. Finduilas' POV.

A Missing Piece of History. (646): jillian baade
R, Reason for Rating: Violence, adult themes, some sex references.
Romance Partners: Idril/Maeglin. Tuor/Idril
What if Maeglin had successfully captured Idril during the Fall of Gondolin?

The Song of the Rock (1084): Joan Milligan
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, dark subject matter
Romance Partners: n/a
Turgon gives Tuor the grand tour, not only of Gondolin but of the heart and
spirit of the Noldor. Lyrical yet darkly ironic, with an ending that will
make any Silmarillion reader wince and look away...

Barrenness of Stone, The (468): Lyllyn
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A tale of Gondolin featuring Thorondor and a small OFC, with a cameo for
Glorfindel.

Cunning Gold (28): Lyllyn
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
"Glorfindel bare a mantle so broidered in threads of gold that it was
diapered with Celadine as a field in spring; and his arms were damascened
with cunning gold."—reflections before the last battle.

Shining Black (996): Salsify
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Eöl/Aredhel
Words and events often have more than one possible interpretation. Eol's
version of the events related in the chapter "Of Maeglin".



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Poetry

Alqualonde (135): Aramel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A poem describing the Swanhaven.

Alchemy (168): Branwyn
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: n/a
Feanor, basic chemistry, and the art of glassmaking. Also, a play on his
name--"spirit of fire."

Haudh-en-Elleth (712): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Túrin/Finduilas of Nargothrond
Túrin learns of the death of Finduilas of Nargothrond.

Seeking West (718): Elvenesse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Eärendil sought Valinor in an attempt to gain help for the beleaguered
people of Middle-earth. Still, he must have realized there was little hope
of ever reaching it.

The City of Stone (717): Elvenesse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eöl/Aredhel
Two sonnets detailing Aredhel's thoughts just before she leaves Gondolin,
and later as she flees from Nan Elmoth with Maeglin.

Melyanna (729): Finch
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Thingol/Melian
Melian reflects on the Silmaril and different kinds of light.

My Girl (1067): Havetoist
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Ecthelion/f
Ecthelion of the Fountains stands to defend the King and give those fleeing
time to escape. Among them his wife.

Fëanor (439): Joan Milligan
PG, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Fëanor's thoughts on the voyage towards Middle-earth.

To Brave Ulmo, in Aman (962): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A drinking song from Beleriand and Dol Amroth about the coming of Uinen and
Ossë to Middle-earth (as described in the Vlaquenta).

Lindë Nerdanelo (424): Nerdanel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Feanor/Nerdanel
Upon the departure of Fëanor and her sons after the Darkening of Valinor,
Nerdanel, filled with sorrow and bitterness of heart, reflects on the past
and present of her life and her family. Five sonnets.

Death of Glaurung, The (533): Tanaqui
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes (suicide, incest)
Romance Partners: n/a
A popular Third Age song about Túrin.

Mariner and His Wife, The (543): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aldarion/Erendis
A song of the Ithilien Rangers, about the story of Aldarion and Erendis.

Tale of Isildur, The (550): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Isildur steals the fruit of Nimloth, in the style of Chaucer's Canterbury
Tales

Dead City, The (606): Wild Iris
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The sacked citadel of Gondolin speaks.

Sirion (607): Wild Iris
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A voice from the aftermath of the final Kinslaying.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Second Age

Insomnia (62): AfterEver
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: NA
The catalyst is insomnia, the Last Alliance ending differently is the
result. An AU vignette, intended to pose (not answer) the question of "what
if?" Features primarily Cirdan, Gil-galad and Elrond.

Celeborn's Choice (1002): alex_cat_45
R, Reason for Rating: A non graphic sex scene between two males.
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Finrod
Celeborn has to make a choice that will affect Arda for a long time to come.

Of Entwives and Sundering Seas (160): Bejai
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel, Treebeard/Fimbrethil
During the Second Age, Fangorn speaks with Galadriel and Celeborn on love
and loss.

Choice Once Made, A (182): Celandine Brandybuck
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, implied erotic content
Romance Partners: Miriel/Pharazon
Tar-Míriel, the last Queen of Numenor, reflects on her life as the ships
commanded by her husband Ar-Pharazôn sail to Valinor in the West. Brief
references to implied non-con sex, but nothing explicit; no language or
violence.

What his Heart Spoke (1026): LKK
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Thranduil receives a letter of farewell that forces him to face another
equally painful good-bye.

History Lessons: The Second Age (1057): Nilmandra
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: N/A
The year is III 253, and the children of Elrond have their own adventures,
intermixed with stories of the Second Age told from those who lived through
that time. *Story Complete* Epilogue: The Third Age Elrond reflects over the
events that ended the Second Age, and takes a huge step forward in his role
as one of the Wise.

Nimloth's Grace (434): Rhapsody
G, Reason for Rating: G-rated
Romance Partners: n/a
Close to the downfall of Númenor Amandil puts out a request. But what is
Isildur's take on it? "But when Amandil heard rumour of the evil purpose of
Sauron he was grieved to the heart, knowing that in the end Sauron would
surely have his will. Then he spoke to Elendil and the sons of Elendil,
recalling the tale of the Trees of Valinor; and Isildur said no word, but
went out by night and did a deed for which he was afterwards renowned. "

Banners in the Wind (519): Starlight
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Elrond sets out for Mordor with the Last ALliance.

Foreshadowing (610): Zimraphel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
When the young Tar-Miriel's cousin plays too rough, Tar-Palantir steps in
with comfort and some good advice. Also features a young, obnoxious
Ar-Pharazon.


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Msg# 4522

Genres: Adventure, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:17:48 Topic ID# 4522
Check Ballots for Main Category Genres: Adventure

A Walk In The Woods (1179): Anso the Hobbit
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
When a walk to visit Frodo turns into an adventure, young Pippin needs to
use the all the skills that Merry has taught him.

How Legolas Proved His Bowmanship (8): chathollinn
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The character as a youngster who develops into a person capable of helping
save the world. This story explores his prowess as an archer while
introducing his family, home and teachers.

In the Greening of the Year (774): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: N/A
Straightforward action-adventure/drama in relatively few chapters. When the
mother of the Thain is overdue returning from a visit, Pippin pulls out all
the stops to find her.

To the Sea (770): SilverMoonLady
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
"Isengar Took (1262-1360) (said to have 'gone to sea' in his youth)" LotR,
Appendices, Took family tree. Though Tooks are notoriously adventurous, not
all of their tales have yet been told.

Narn Niben (140): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Ever wondered how the sapling of the White Tree ended at the slopes where
Aragorn found it? Follow this tale from Valinor to Minas Tirith to find out.
A bedtime tale for the children of the Fourth Age.



SubCategory: Genres: Adventure: Long Form

Some Nameless Place (875): Budgielover
PG, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: n/a
In desperate need of supplies, the Fellowship makes the mistake of deciding
to enter a small town of Men, and those who have been sent to hunt down the
Ring-bearer find him.

The Stars of Harad (1219): Cassia & Siobhan
R, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: N/A but Aragorn/Arwen does figure into the plot
When Aragorn falls in love with Arwen, it seems that he has done the one
thing that could ever divide he and his elven family. Certain that his home
is his no longer, Aragorn leaves with the rangers, attempting to forget the
heartache of all he has lost... What he did not count on was losing his
memory and forgetting *everything*. Now, to find him, Legolas must join the
very men who have captured and enslaved his friend, he must be one of
them... and he must pay the dreadful penalty when their confidence is
broken. But if Aragorn cannot remember, cannot trust the elf he no longer
knows... will it all have been in vain?

Come to Harm (597): Clairon
PG, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: N/A
What is the one thing the loyal Steward of Gondor would never dream of
doing? Well batten down the hatches, hold on to your hats, pray for him
because he's going to......... This story happens some years after the end
of the war of the ring. Both Saruman and Wormtongue will appear because it
takes more than a cut throat and a few hobbit arrows to keep real evil out
of action!

Made to Suffer (599): Clairon/Raksha the Demon CoAuthors
PG, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: N/A
Sequel to 'Come to Harm,' where Faramir risks all to regain his honour...The
events occur seven years after those described in 'Come to Harm', which was
set some years after the end of the War of the Ring.

Hearthside (319): Jeodo Brandybuck
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo gets unexpected visitors during a winter storm.

Shire: Beginnings (703): Lindelea
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence and character death
Romance Partners: N/A
How the Shire came to be. "Beginnings" details the journey of the Fallohides
across the Misty Mountains into the new land.

Hunting (1307): Nilmandra
PG, Reason for Rating: mild violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Nine year old Legolas is learning to track and hunt in the safety of the
realm of his father, King Thranduil; while across the Anduin in the High
Pass of the Misty Mountains, a patrol from Imladris is tracking and hunting
a large party of Orcs descending from the north. Adventures occur as realms
collide.

The Falcon: The Adventures of Peregrin Took (755): Tom Fairbairn
R, Reason for Rating: violence, graphic description of violence, sexual
situations
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond Pippin?OC
His father named him "wanderer"; but everyone called him Pippin. He was the
youngest Companion of the Fellowship of the Ring, an innocent and foolish
lad who walked heedlessly into legend. Twelve years after the War of the
Ring, feeling trapped by responsibilities he doesn't want, Peregrin Took
struggles with a restlessness he can no longer deny. Now, traveling amidst
the vast and unexplored vistas of Far Harad, caught up in a war against a
tyrannical Magician and the quest for a legendary Jewel, this impossibly
curious, recklessly courageous hobbit discovers unexpected friends, devious
foes, and a girl who will claim his heart, as he searches for the meaning of
home.


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Msg# 4523

Genres: Alternate Universe, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:19:04 Topic ID# 4523
Check Ballots for Main Category Genres: Alternate Universe

Adraefan (448): Aeneid
R, Reason for Rating: Gore and violence. Minor to moderate het sexual
situations.
Romance Partners: N/A.
AU. One less arrow at Amon Hen and things go much differently for beloved
good-bad son of Gondor. A veritable odyssey for Boromir ensues, complete
with manipulative Valar, exiled elves, Radagast the Brown, and a helpful
chorus. Action, adventure, angst, humor. Mixed writing styles (prose and
poetry), with a Greco-Roman feel. Rated for violence and adult themes. A
warning to the squeamish.

Not to Beg Any Boon (859): Flick
PG, Reason for Rating: Some fight scenes and supernatural themes
Romance Partners: NA
A slightly Au version of Boromir's journey to Imladris.

The Care and Feeding of Young Hobbits (1252): James Walkswithwind
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Character death and vampires
Romance Partners: Merry?Pippin implied
For some strange reason, the hobbits are having trouble finding a guide to
take them to Rivendell as their quest begins.

Lothíriel - Book 1 (1159): juno_magic
R, Reason for Rating: A few explicit sex scenes (het). A few scenes with
graphic violence. Mature themes (death/war).
Romance Partners: Lothíriel/Boromir; Lothíriel/Éomer
This is the story of Lothíriel. Running away from her final exams in law at
a German university she suddenly finds herself on a journey that takes her
farther away from home than she ever believed possible... AU. A Tenth Walker
Story that follows the books as closely as possible. 36 chapters, 150,978
words (including a few A/N).

Mary Mordor Sue (7): Meg Thornton
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Disturbing discussion of off-screen torture,
cannibalism, and implied rape.
Romance Partners: Sauron/f
A girl from our world goes to Middle Earth, and winds up... well, you figure
it out.

Watching Frodo (1274): Trianne
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Angst. Mild sexual situations.
Romance Partners: Frodo/Faramir, Frodo/Sam
This is very much an AU story. It's angsty. Set loosely in "The Two Towers",
it deviates quite markedly from the original story.



SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Elves

Of Trees and Frogs (1285): Bird
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
# 1 of the elfling chronicles...Galadriel and a four year old Elladan spend
an afternoon together...

Love Me and Despair (645): EdorasLass
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Horror and adult themes.
Romance Partners: N/A
What if Galadriel had accepted the Ring when Frodo offered it?

The Bitter Taste of Immortality (1203): Eowynangel
PG, Reason for Rating: mild angst
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Eowyn
What if Arwen had decided to leave Middle-Earth ? An adaptation of Arwen's
song.

The Gift (765): Legorfilinde
R, Reason for Rating: implied m/m sex
Romance Partners: Elladan/Elrohir
Elladan surpries Elrohir with a gift.

Rebirth (655): Thuriniel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Death, AU
Romance Partners: Thranduil, OFC
The challenges faced by an elf when she returns from Mandos.



SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Post-LOTR

Reunion in Minas Tirith (218): Baggins Babe
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Some discussion of adult themes, including
contemplation of suicide and self-harm, and graphic depiction of illness
Romance Partners: Sam/Rose, Aragorn/Arwen
In this tale, Frodo did not sail into the West, but instead eventually found
healing. The story takes up with a journey to Minas Tirith to celebrate the
tenth anniversary of the downfall of Sauron.

Life after death (588): Lady Ana
PG-13, Reason for Rating: mild slash (implied)
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Legolas, Aragorn/Arwen
Ten years after her death, Aragorn “talks” with Arwen about his deepening
friendship with Legolas(story takes place a full 32 yrs after ROTK).

Triumvirate (114): Scribe
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: N/A
The one who made it. The one who unmade it and the one who was unmade
because of it. With these prophetic words, Aaron discovers that darkness did
not die with Malcolm and his plans for global chaos is still alive.

Mind to Mind (894): Shirebound
PG-13, Reason for Rating: angsty situations
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo begins sensing the thoughts of the bearers of the three Elven rings.
When an accident injures Pippin and Elladan, and traps Frodo and Merry with
Saruman and Gríma, will this new ability help or hurt? Also starring
Elrohir, Elrond, Celeborn, Gandalf, Sam, and Galadriel.

Tides of Time (368): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A sword sheathed in stone and a land in turmoil. A tale that explores the
fate of Anduril. Probably AU, this story is an attempt to connect Tolkien's
writings to Arthurian legends.



SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Pre-LOTR

Playmates (1286): Bird
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
#3 in the Elfling Chronicles...Haldir and Celebrian play together...

Tickle-Goblin (1282): Bird
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mild sexuality
Romance Partners: Thrandruil/f
# 2 in the Elfling Chronicles...Thranduil and a six year old
Legolas...inspired by my own 6-yr old nephew whom I live with...AU mainly
because of the OFC, though the timeline is based on canon...PG_13 because of
mild sexuality...

The Feud of Shadow and Light (1290): Havetoist
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Language
Romance Partners: f/m
The Feud of Shadow and Light is part of a much larger work, an AU spanning
from the Last Alliance to the War of The Ring. For this original AU LOTR
world, Havetoist has created the Rohme, Noldor elves loyal to Feanor. The
Rohme were the worst of the kinslayers and were doubly cursed by the Valar,
exiled far to the east with their skin changed to a golden hue, a visible
mark to signal their taint to all other elves. During the milennia of their
exile they developed many ways and customs different from the elves in the
west of Endore, including a different language. They also spent the time in
exile redeeming themselves with many acts of valor against the forces of
darkness. During the Last Alliance, two great royal houses of the Rohme
enter into a blood feud that will not be resolved until shortly before the
Battle of Fornost The Rohme are Havetoist's. All of the characters are
original. The language is Hungarian. Translations of terms appear at the end
of each chapter.

Quarantined (877): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
Late one night, Gandalf brings a very ill Ranger to the closest refuge, Bag
End, knowing that Bilbo is immune to this illness -- but Gandalf is unaware
that a tweenager is now living there. An AU look at Frodo's early life with
Bilbo; how he met Gandalf; and the "chance meeting" which inspired Aragorn's
dedication to the safeguarding of the Shire.

When All Lights Pass (349): Werecat
PG, Reason for Rating: disturbing images
Romance Partners: n/a
Set at Pelargir after the Battle of Fornost, this story deals with a young
man suffering from the Black Shadow, a desperate mother and two strange
travellers, one clad in grey and one in earthen brown. They say that the
hands of the king can heal... and there were other kings in Arda before
Aragorn’s time. Probably AU, this story also draws inspiration from
H.P.Lovecraft's "Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath".


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Msg# 4524

Genres: Crossovers, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:19:43 Topic ID# 4524
Check Ballots for Main Category Genres: Crossovers

Jerusalem (658): Amarie
PG, Reason for Rating: suicidal thoughts
Romance Partners: n/a
A solitary elf wanders the world long after his kindred are gone into the
West. Bereft and without hope, he finds the greatest Hope of all.

Unexpected Party, An (150): Azalais
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
An eleventy-first birthday tribute to Professor J.R.R. Tolkien. Waking from
a doze in the snug of his favourite Oxford pub, the Professor finds he has
been joined unexpectedly by a few old friends.

Gimli and Boromir Strike Back (1069): Boromir Defender
PG, Reason for Rating: Minor language and battle.
Romance Partners: N/A
Tired of being abused by Sues and their authors, Gimli and Boromir decide
that for once they will get revenge.

A GIFT FOR FRODO (909): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
A very well done crossover featuring Frodo and a certain famous dog from
television past. Crossover is LOTR and "Lassie"

The Shadow of an Image (732): Finch
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Maglor meets Aristotle.

The Hound Of The Bagginses (766): grey_wonderer
PG-13, Reason for Rating: The author did not put a rating that I know of,
but I suggest PG-13 due to an encounter between Merry and Lobelia.
Romance Partners: Merry/Lobelia, Pippin/Diamond
The story borrows from both JRR Tolkien and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and takes
some of its plot elements from “A Study in Scarlet” and “The Hound Of The
Baskerville’s” by A. Conan Doyle.

Equinoxium (83): Lisette
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: N/A
BtVS.LoTR – For the Powers That Be, the Balance is the Key and the Slayer is
their tool. As such, they will do anything to restore the Balance on one
world and retain it on another - no matter the cost.

Magnetic Force (1097): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Rivendell always was a hidden valley, so how can we know it no longer
exists? This is a strange blend of Fortean Times meets Middle Earth, and I
would appreciate advice as to whether it works or not. :)

The One and True Dark Lord (358): Werecat
PG, Reason for Rating: disturbing images
Romance Partners: n/a
Morgoth is exiled in the void after being banned from Arda. One day, he
finds himself in the company of the most peculiar individual. AU, of course.
A Silmarillion/Harry Potter crossover. Seriously.



SubCategory: Genres: Crossovers: Poetry

Forest of Mirkwood, The (121): Arandil
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
How would one describe Mirkwood? It all depends on your POV. (In the style
of Dr. Seuss.)

The Queen and her Pussycats Went to Sea (726): Fileg
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Queen Beruthiel and her cats, with apologies to Edward Lear.

Water and Flame (966): Marta
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Denethor looks into the palantir and sees Gondor's destruction. In the form
of Robert Frost's "Fire and Ice".

Where Now the Rider? (968): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An adaptation of Tolkien's "Where Now the Rider?" poem to HaTikvah, the
Israeli national anthem.

Palantír (546): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Denethor's relationship with the palantír of Minas Tirith from a different
perspective. Based on the form of Sylvia Plath's "Mirror".

Council of Elrond in the Style of Hiawatha, The (559): Theresa Green
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Find out what would have happened if Tolkien had collaborated with
Longfellow. Warning: mild swearing, and I don't just mean from the people
reading it


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Msg# 4525

Genres: Drama, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:21:17 Topic ID# 4525
Check Ballots for Main Category Genres: Drama (includes Angst)

Love's Labours (71): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Arathorn/Gilraen
Gilraen and Aragorn hold a newborn Aragorn for the first time. Two
interlinked vignettes.

Religion (248): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Religion: from Latin re-ligare, "to bind again." Friendship is religion in
that sense. This short fic features a very young Halbarad and Aragorn as
they come to grips with a changing friendship and new identities.

Guilt (1046): Eokat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
An heir to the throne of Rohan is imminent. For its King this is a time of
reflection....and guilt

To Live Another Day (1052): Kasmi Kassim
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Dark themes, depression
Romance Partners: N/A
Standing alone among blood and ruins, a tormented Aragorn questions a dear
friend about the worth of living another day.

Grey and Pale Gold (54): Kielle
PG, Reason for Rating: death and dying
Romance Partners: n/a
Theodwyn is dying -- Theoden and Theodred ride to bring her
soon-to-be-orphaned children home to Edoras. A sweet/sad tale of Eomer and
Eowyn.

Gríma Goldentongue (625): Lackwit
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A defining moment in Edoras in 3013, for Gríma and Rohan, one year before
Théoden fell ill.

Ugly Beautiful (1343): MagicalRachel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
This is a very, very short Éowyn fic, set before Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas and
Gandalf reach Edoras to free the King from the whisperings of Wormtongue.
Not sure if it can be called a monologue or not.... I think it might be
though.

Beast of Burden (118): Werecat
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence and character death.
Romance Partners: N/A
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes; some of them not necessarily human.
Meet Summerstraw, a horse of Rohan.

Nine Lives (97): Werecat
PG, Reason for Rating: Some references to violence.
Romance Partners: n/a
Inspired from a passage in Tolkien's Unfinished Tales regarding the life of
Queen Beruthiel and her ten cats. According to this passage, Beruthiel was
like an evil witch and the cats were her minions. But we never really hear
her side of the story. Recommended to all cat lovers.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Drabble

Gloria Mundi (38): Altariel
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
A series of drabbles about history, and tales that grow in the telling.

The Prince of Golden Flowers (18): Avon
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Drabble. Remembering Glorfindel.

Leavetakings (138): Azalais
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A final parting between Aragorn and Legolas.

Destiny (208): Cheryl
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn informs Elrond that he will be leaving Imladris.

Civitas Mundi (56): Dwimordene
PG, Reason for Rating: Generally dark atmosphere
Romance Partners: none
A quintet of drabbles held together loosely by the theme of civil strife and
the view from the losing side. Such is the way of the world, where good will
is insufficient to accomplish its final end... Melkor, Manwë, Ornendil,
Miriel, Aranarth, Eärnur, a humble cobbler, and gratuitous philosophical
evocations.

Time in the Ditch (253): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"Weary of ditches? Yes of course. But they have their advantages." Or so
Gandalf had claimed.

Garden of Samwise, The (332): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Samwise reflects on how gardening is like life.

Leavetaking (16): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: NA
Drabble. Gilraen and Elrond, on parentage and partings.

Denial (871): MysteriousWays
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Gandalf falls. Frodo reacts.

Taur Ingem (629): Nancy Brooke
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
We all know Boromir stopped at Edoras on his way north to Rivendell, but
what could he have thought as he met the sudden age on the face of Theoden
King?

Lifeless (653): Oakenshield
PG-13, Reason for Rating: NB: Author rating = PG Attempted Suicide
Romance Partners: N/A
Glorfindel wants to know why, Erestor cannot tell him.

Packing for Crickhollow (1344): Rabidsamfan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Preparing to leave the Shire, Frodo must decide what to do with his precious
books.

Bittersweet (43): Vistula the Dunadan
PG, Reason for Rating: Eroticism
Romance Partners: Aragorn, Arwen
Drabble. Dreams on the way to destiny.

Simple Comfort (636): Vistula the Dunadan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam makes tea for the Fellowship

Price of Delay (782): viv
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Elu/Melian
Elu judges the effects of his decision to stay in Middle-earth.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Elves

Runaway Star (1256): Aerlinnel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: non-gory violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Amrod's POV at the Mouths of Sirion. When grief is unendurable...

This Silence (566): Ezra's Persian Kitty
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Past violence hinted at. Mild romantic content,
mild language.
Romance Partners: Erestor/Glorfindel
Two quiet evenings at home.

With Friends Like These (621): Jay of Lasgalen
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A series of misadventures chronicling the early, 'teenage' years of Elladan,
Elrohir and Legolas. Action, humour and angst.

Elven Song (66): Jocelyn
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence and character death
Romance Partners: n/a
A relic of the last King of Numenor's quest for immortality falls into the
hands of a man of Gondor, who embarks upon a reign of terror through
elvendom in Middle Earth in his own lust for eternal youth. When Legolas
falls victim in Minas Tirith, all Gondor and the elven realms are thrown
into chaos of grief and rage. The past and the present, the living and the
dead collide in a struggle that will test the bonds of blood and friendship
for all concerned--including Legolas himself.

Through Shadows Falling (990): Karri
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: n/a
In the ruin of the Doriath, brothers fall through shadow into light.

High Places (1086): Kielle
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Earendil/Elwing
The fall of Gondolin, as seen from a child's point of view.
Silmarillion-based.

Seven for a Secret (1090): Kielle
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Fëanor/Nerdanel
Who was to blame for the fall of the House of Feanor? Nerdanel has a
decidedly different opinion...

He Loses Us Both (873): Lilpippin
PG, Reason for Rating: The story deals with death and near death experiences
that can be haunting.
Romance Partners: n/a
The Half-Elven's are dealing with an ordeal in many different ways. With the
help of their advisor, Glorfindel, can they beat their grief, or will it
destroy the family.

Final Choice (1098): Meril
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Nimloth's last moments in Menegroth.

Take the Little Ones (163): Space Weavil
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Battle violence
Romance Partners: N/A
Erestor leads a group of young elves to a ruin, to see the result of a
decision he made long ago



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Fourth Age

Machine That Changed the World, The (80): Altariel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Hidden in a cellar in Minas Tirith, a new invention is about to make its
mark upon the world...

Natural History (112): annmarwalk
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir and his grandson Barahir enjoy quality time together in Ithilien.
Written for a challenge to produce a 111 word drabble including the number
111, fireworks, and wine.

Ashes and the Flame (677): Ariel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
There are two kinds of legacy.

In the Garden (1330): Bodkin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Those who have read Far Horizons might have some interest in the fate of
Minastan Terendulion. (This turned out not to follow the intended plan,
which was much more simplistic and in line with Thranduil's response.) There
are appearances from Elrond, Thranduil and Finarfin, but the focus is mainly
on Minastan.

The Sea Sings a Lullaby (87): Camilla Sandman
PG, Reason for Rating: Character death
Romance Partners: N/A
Gimli and Legolas have set sail, but the sea can be treacherous…

Reflections (1050): Eokat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
Eomer's thoughts of the past flow through his mind following a post-war
visit to Helm's Deep....but the future of Rohan is strong.

Not So Long a Time (815): Gravity
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for character death
Romance Partners: N/A
Eight years is not so long a time.

Paths for the Dead (758): James Walkswithwind
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Character death.
Romance Partners: N/A
After his death, one of the hobbits has a bit of trouble finding a place to
spend eternity.

Women's Work (430): JediShampoo
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, sexual innuendo
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
A five-years-married and very pregnant Éowyn gets upset after an encounter
with prostitutes.

Without His Lifelong Friend (836): Lindalëriel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry and Pippin are in Gondor for their final days.

A Took by Any Other Name (773): Lindelea
R, Reason for Rating: Per author's own description, at least one chapter (5)
has material of a graphic nature, also for violence and character death.
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin goes against all convention in the naming of his son. (Chapter 5 is
tenatively rated "R" due to the graphic nature of the material, related to
capture by Orcs. All other chapters are PG-13 or below.) Warnings: violence,
character death.

All That Glisters (914): Lindelea
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond, OFC/OMC
In the year King Elessar rode North, to dwell for a time by Lake Evendim,
word of the Thain's treasure-hoard was heard beyond the Bounds of the Shire,
and trouble followed.

Kindred Spirits (1234): Melina
PG, Reason for Rating: Themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir finds that returning from war is not easy, but he finds help from an
unexpected quarter.

The Healer's Gambit (1235): Melina
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Adult themes and some violent imagery.
Romance Partners: n/a
After the war, Faramir is ready to move forward with his life, but past
griefs are not so easily set aside.

Estella's Opinion (1106): Ruby Nye
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Merry/Estella
After the Scouring of the Shire, Estella and Merry have differing opinions
of Men.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gapfiller

Words Unsaid (55): Acacea
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
How not to say goodbye. Denethor on what he did not say to Faramir.

Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit (9): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Somewhere in the wilds of Eriador a company of Rangers will not be home for
Yule.

Realizations (771): amebrindra
R, Reason for Rating: Implied male/male sex
Romance Partners: Elladan/Elrohir
Elladan and Elrohir are separated for the first time with dire consequences
for both.

The Last Hour (465): Citrine
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After The Last Debate, Merry and Pippin pass a little time before the Armies
of the West depart from Minas Tirith.

Winter Solstice (727): Fileg
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Elrond reflects as the Fellowship leaves Rivendell.

The Trial of Frodo Baggins (1273): Gentle Hobbit
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Angst.
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo believes he deserves to be judged for his failure to destroy the Ring.

Keeping Secrets (853): Hai Took
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After the Ringwraiths attack Crickhollow, Fatty Bolger is brought to the
Master of Brandy Hall -- but he is not revealing all he knows.

The Colors of Passing (789): Larner
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Frodo Baggins considers the nature of colors as he faces choices.

Ghosts (1147): Sandy K
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Bag End is very lonely, especially at night. After Bilbo leaves the Shire,
Frodo remembers...



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gondor

Swan Flight (84): AmandaK
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
There is not much that will frighten the Steward of Gondor. But when Boromir
attempts to reclaim a gift for Faramir from an unusual place, Denethor
tastes real fear.

Mourning Cloak (394): annmarwalk
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Denethor's chamberlain is ever mindful of the dignity of his master's
office.

Spring Planting (170): Branwyn
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
What hidden things are unearthed when the fields are ploughed in the spring?
A short tale of Lord Denethor and his young sons.

May Endure (680): Celandine Brandybuck
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Boromir watches Denethor and Faramir, and is confounded by what he sees.

Mering Market (238): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Denethor telling funny stories? Of course not. He doesn't tell funny
stories, he tells humorous anecdotes. (Why? Because it sounds more serious.)
Beware! Here lies humour... *Denethor's* humour. Features Denethor, Aragorn,
and Theoden.

Sea Longing (699): EdorasLass
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, character death
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
The governess of Boromir and Faramir, a woman from Dol Amroth, considers her
homesickness, and that of Finduilas. (Vignette)

Gathering the Pieces (291): Ellisande
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Seven snapshots from Finduilas' POV.

On Hither Shores (713): Ellisande
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, character death
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
What happens to mortals when they die? Do they just pass into shadows or can
they choose to linger?

Guarding Gondor (278): emn1936
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
It is not just through the strength of its armies that Gondor is kept safe
for there is more than one way to protect a kingdom.

Seven Scattered Scrolls (323): Raksha the Demon
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Rated PG-13 for mild to moderate sensuality in two
of the chapters.
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
Seven scenes, in the form of drabbles, vignettes and ficlets (100 words and
in multiples of 100 words, as counted by MS Works), from varied viewpoints,
through leavetaking, sorrow, to joy, in the life of Denethor's second son.
Chapter Two is co-authored by Tanaqui.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gondor Drabble

Upon a Field of Gold (277): Dana
PG, Reason for Rating: angst, medical details
Romance Partners: N/A
Summary: Beyond the end of all things, yet before the beginning. Characters:
Merry, with others: Pippin, Aragorn, Gandalf, Gimli, Legolas, Frodo and Sam
Pairings: None Rating: PG Warnings: Hurt/comfort Author's Notes: A
collection of twenty-six drabbles. (added note) Set in Cormallen.

Mathesis (532): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
What is it like to look at the world through Denethor's eyes? An
illuminating view of the Steward's unique mind.

Ambush in Ithilien (204): Elena Tiriel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
During the disastrous Battle against the Wainriders at the Morannon in III
1944, King Ondoher of Gondor and both his sons Artamir and Faramir (who
sneaked away to join the battle in disguise) were slain. His sister-son
Minohtar also fell as he led the rearguard defense of the retreating army.
These events are on the mind of another Faramir in 3019 as he and his
Ithilien Rangers prepare to ambush Haradrim warriors marching to Mordor
along the same road.

The White City (21): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: NA
Drabble. Beregond, Bergil, and a choice.

In the Hands of the King (22): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: n/a
Drabble. Bergil asks about his father's conduct during the siege.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Incomplete

With Hope (501): AfterEver
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: n/a
"Then Aragorn, being now the Heir of Isildur, was taken with his mother to
dwell in the house of Elrond..." beginning in the year 2935, this is their
story -- and a continuation of "Last Hope", by the same author. Features
Elrond, Elladan, Elrohir, Glorfindel, Elf/Ranger OCs, and a view of an
elvish realm through human eyes, courtesy of Gilraen.

The Journey (1346): Batsojopo
R, Reason for Rating: adult themes, erotic content, violence
Romance Partners: Haldir/OFC #1, Rumil/OFC #2
With no memory of a possible alliance with Mirkwood, an elleth, lone
survivor of a devastating attack, is brought to Imladris. (Please not that
this story is movieverse.)

Instruments (425): Beethoven's 7th
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Rated PG-13 for violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Evil men have come to the shire. This tells the story of one Hobbit lass's
encounter with them, and later the elves of Rivendell. A hobbity story, with
action, happy parts, scary parts, Lotr Characters are not featured, but make
meaningful cameo appearances.

Deific Flame (672): Bejai
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
From the Second Age of Middle-earth to the Third, few of the elders of the
elves remain to guide the young. Still, relics of an ancient world exist,
for good and ill. Divine banes return in a blaze of revolution, betrayal,
war, balrog, death, and the cruel indifference of the Valar. Yet there may
be tempering strength in a refiner's fire. Featuring Galadriel, Celeborn,
and Amroth -- their son.

Reflections from the Paradise of Elves (1329): Bodkin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The collected ramblings of Legolas, Elladan and Elrohir as their lives
continue to change and develop in Valinor.

By the Light of Earendil's Star (173): Branwyn
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence, gore
Romance Partners: n/a
After an ambush in Ithilien, young Faramir has little hope of rescue from
his captors or from his own despair. Faramir, Boromir, Denethor, OCs (men
and orcs).

A Spring of Joy (1320): daw the minstrel
PG, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: n/s
2951 TA. Smaug and three-quarters of the Orcs of the north are dead, and the
Wood-elves live in a fragile peace that Legolas struggles to preserve as
captain of the Home Guard.

Passages (623): Gaslight
PG-13, Reason for Rating: There are sporadic killings that happen throughout
the story. Also a couple scenes of sensuality.
Romance Partners: Boromir/f
WIP. 3009. Boromir brings Myrhil, the daughter of his old arms instructor,
to Minas Tirith where the Shadow has already begun to creep over Middle
Earth. Boromir-OFC. And Grima too!

A Healer's Tale (754): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin's story, from the viewpoint of one who knew him perhaps better than
he would have wished... (a companion story to "At the End of His Rope")

Thain (913): Lindelea
PG, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: N/A
Paladin Took was a farmer's son; his grandfather had left the Great Smials,
renouncing the life of the Great Smials Tooks, and the succession to the
Thainship. He was never meant to be Thain, no more than was Bucca of the
Marish...

The World Within (978): Minuialeth
R, Reason for Rating: some violence, scenes of sexual nature later on
Romance Partners: Erestor/f
How often do you see yourself for what you truly are? Perhaps, she never
tried to, perhaps she was not fate's loved child. She was human... A story
of the world we tend to ignore...The world within lost in the tempest of
fear, love, treason...

La Belle Dame Sans Merci (1291): sindohte
R, Reason for Rating: adult situations
Romance Partners: Sauron/OFC
Desire can take many forms. A revisionist interpretation of the exact nature
of the One Ring.

Thranduil's Trial (1160): Sivan Shemesh
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Angst, violence, character death, tissues are
probably needed
Romance Partners: N/A
Legolas was witness to his nana’s death and was sent to Rivendell at his
father’s request, but was unaware of Legolas’ secret.

Fear No Darkness (1200): Thundera Tiger
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Rivendell is playing host for some New Year's Eve activities while friends
gather to celebrate Sauron's fall, and familiar faces are arriving from
every direction. Unfortunately, not all of these familiar faces are invited,
and the celebrations are cut short when an old enemy from the ruin of Mordor
decides to jump in.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Mirkwood

Captain of the Guard (119): Arandil
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Mirkwood's prisons are considered impenetrable. Yet in the span of
seventy-five years, thirteen dwarves, a hobbit, and Gollum all escaped.
Couldn't the captain of the guard during these two incidents also have been
the elf to bear the news to Rivendell?

Glorious Summer (154): daw the minstrel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: OCs
Legolas is learning his role as a newly minted lieutenant, while, at home,
his brother Eilian is a newly minted husband.

Sacrifice Under Shadow (1319): daw the minstrel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas joins Mirkwood's most dangerous patrol, learns about a time in the
youth of his brother Eilian, and experiences a change in their relationship.

The Warrior (155): daw the minstrel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: None
Legolas joins a warrior patrol for the first time, coming to terms with his
body guard, his fellow warriors, and the reality of battle.

Interrupted Journeys: Part One - New Journeys (1309): elliska
PG-13, Reason for Rating: mild sexuality
Romance Partners: Thranduil/f
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as
ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely
recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become
clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil
Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages as
they contemplate their life together from the shores of Valinor. Part One:
New Journeys--set at the beginning of the Third Age, the story of
Thranduil's struggle to adapt to the many new relationships thrust upon him
as a new king--including the courtship of his wife.

Interrupted Journeys: Part Three - Journeys Begin (1311): elliska
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: Thranduil/f
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as
ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely
recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become
clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil
Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages as
they contemplate their life together from the shores of Valinor. Part Three:
Journeys Begin--New additions to Thranduil's family lead him to contemplate
innocence and loss.

Interrupted Journeys: Part Two - Journeys Perforce (1310): elliska
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: Thranduil/f
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as
ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely
recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become
clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil
Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages as
they contemplate their life together from the shores of Valinor. Part Two:
Journeys Perforce--Set between TA 950 and 1050, this story explores how
Thranduil came to the decision to move his people north. A decision that
tests the loyalty of many.

Along Came A Spider (622): Jay of Lasgalen
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Near death experience, violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Elladan and Elrohir arrive in Lasgalen for what should be an uneventful
visit, but Elrohir is bitten by a deadly spider. The story is set around the
year 2000 Third Age.

Blizzard! (1308): Nilmandra
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas makes new friends, some bad choices, learns to handle conflict, and
remembers why he loves his family one Mid-Winter's Day.

The Bow (161): Space Weavil
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Thranduil reflects upon a rare moment he shared with his father.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Poetry

Sing of Eowyn (259): elanor_of_aquitania
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Praise of Éowyn by a Rohirric poet at the court of Emyn Arnen.

Disobedience (1062): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
“But it seemed to men that she withered in the guarded city, as a flower of
the seaward vales set upon a barren rock. The shadow in the East filled her
with horror, and she turned her eyes ever South to the sea that she missed.”
- Denethor feels he is losing the person he loves most and is forced to face
helplessness...

Homecoming (1063): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Having betrayed the Light, Eol's son looks back. Memories, love, pain,
treason and foreshadowing. A Maeglin poem.

Requiem (1064): Ellisande
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A nameless Rohirrim bard's lament for his home and his people torn apart by
war. Inspired by Tolkien's Lament for the Rohirrim.

Silent Memory (1065): Ellisande
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
Denethor's POV. Angst, doubt and foreshadowing. Two not-quite-Villanelles
for Finduilas.

The Slopes of Amon Gwareth (715): Ellisande
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"... and Tuor fought with Maeglin on the walls, and cast him far out, and
his body as it fell smote the rocky slopes of Amon Gwareth thrice ere it
pitched into the flames below." - Three Haiku

Thunder Sings (404): Ellisande
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
In a world full of lies and deceit, who is there to trust? A Queen's answer.
- A Berúthiel poem. -

Sam's Lament (1117): shirelinghpc
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Poem. Sam's lament at the Grey Havens.

Only Shapes to See (1125): Suzene Campos
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Poetry of the Dead Marshes; don't assume the dead aren't looking back up at
those staring into their graves. Warning: Free-verse poetry. Fear it!

Can You Hear Me? (1211): White Gull
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: None
Elanor wishes to send a message across the sea.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Post-Ring War

Lamentation (919): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry and Pippin grieve after Frodo sets sail from the Grey Havens.

Home Again (915): grey_wonderer
PG, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry and Pippin are finding that returning home isn't as easy as they hoped
it would be. The One Ring has been destroyed and they are back in the Shire,
but can they go on with their lives as before?

Putting Memories Away (826): Mariposa
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for some angst
Romance Partners: N/A
In Minas Tirith, Frodo presses Merry and Pippin to let him take notes on
what had happened after they were parted at Parth Galen. Later, when Frodo
has gone to bed, Pippin insists that Merry share the dark thoughts he had
kept hidden from Frodo.

Flutterby (876): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
A warm day in Ithilien leads to some unexpected problems.

Silence In The Night (812): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for post-battle descriptions of the dead and
wounded
Romance Partners: N/A
One night in Minas Tirith Merry has a terrible nightmare, and nothing is
working to bring him back to reason.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): The Shire

Racing with the Devil (707): Aratlithiel
PG, Reason for Rating: Dark themes
Romance Partners: N/A
One last dance.

Lullaby (1226): Citrine
PG-13, Reason for Rating: PG-13 for implied violence and general uneasiness
Romance Partners: N/A
Smeagol comes home to his Granny after a day on the river. ~~~~~~~

A Tale That Grew in the Telling (779): GamgeeFest
PG-13, Reason for Rating: angst, mention f death
Romance Partners: N/A
One night, Daisy-lass can't sleep, so Sam decides to tell her a bedtime
story, that becomes much more than either of them bargained for! A story of
friendship, loss and continuing on.

When One Door Closes... (308): GamgeeFest
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Character death.
Romance Partners: N/A
The moments surrounding the deaths of Frodo’s parents, and the birth of
Samwise.

Kali’s Rory (1224): GTA Otaku
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo recalls a tragic moment in his Cousin Merry's childhood.

Daisy's Wonderful Day (1196): Isil Elensar
PG, Reason for Rating: rated for mild violence and angst
Romance Partners: n/a
Daisy Fields of Longbottom has a wonderful day...

Protecting His Own (839): Kit5 (aka Pippinswolf)
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
When Otho tries to make trouble for Frodo after Bilb’s disappearance, Merry
uses his head to disabuse him of the notion.

Torn In Two (822): Mysterious Jedi
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for angsty thoughts
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam feels torn between his old master and his new family.

More Than Cousins (1034): pearltook1
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A tender story about the deep, abiding love between extraordinary friends.

Rosie's Year (795): Ruby Nye
R, Reason for Rating: Heterosexual and homosexual relationships, nonexplicit
implications of violence.
Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie/Frodo
Rosie Cotton's year, and more, while Frodo and Sam are away.

Parting Gifts (1212): White Gull
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: None
The Shire receives an unusual visitor.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): War of the Ring

Smoke And Fire (805): Anso the Hobbit
PG, Reason for Rating: For descriptions of battle
Romance Partners: N/A
As the Rohirrim charge Merry sees Minas Tirith burning and besieged, and
suddenly realises that Pippin is inside the City.

Watch Every Shadow (920): Anso the Hobbit
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for frightening descriptions
Romance Partners: N/A
What did happen that night in Bree when Merry took a walk? Drama/angst,
Hobbits, LotR

Caught Between a Hammer and an Anvil (814): BookHobbit
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for violence
Romance Partners: N/A
The fighting and escape from the Mines of Moria, told from Pippin's
perspective. An expansion of the film scenes.

Safe in My Arms (907): Elendiari22
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin's desperate search for Merry in Minas Tirith, and what happened
after, as seen by Pippin.

The King's Justice (4): maranya14
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir finds out the whole truth about Denethor's death, and must come to
terms with the price paid by others for his own life.

Stay Here With Me (1173): Marigold
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for the angst
Romance Partners: n/a
When Merry arrives in Ithilien after the Battle of the Black Gate he is
greeted with some heavy news and faces his worst nightmare. An angsty little
story, with a hint of filmverse.

Whispers of the Dark (974): MysteriousWays
PG, Reason for Rating: occasional creepiness, suggestions of evil.
Romance Partners: N/A
A dark look at a possibility of how the ring toyed with Frodo's mind
eventually convincing Frodo to claim the ring for himself. Plenty of
delicious angst for those of you who can't get enough.

Out of Doubt (494): Nessime
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
A brief vignette that looks at what might have been going through Éomer's
thoughts as the Rohirrim made what was almost certain to be a last stand on
the Pelennor Fields.

Despair (1328): Niphrandl
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Angst.
Romance Partners: N/A
This story takes place after Gandalf confronts the Balrog on the Bridge of
Khazad-dûm and before the fellowship reaches Lothlorien. It is told from
Frodo's POV initially.

Counting (1162): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A rainy day in Minas Tirith brings about aches and pains to a still healing
Pippin.

Cover Him with Violets (347): Regina
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: none
Ioreth and Merry mourn a young Rider of Rohan who has died far from home
after fighting at the Pelennor.

Msg# 4526

Genres: Horror, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:21:38 Topic ID# 4526
Check Ballots for Main Category Genres: Horror

In the Wild (304): Forodwaith
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: none
A tale of Aragorn as a young Ranger on a perilous journey. Inspired by the
"Things That Go Bump In the Night " challenge.

Time and Times and Half a Time (1024): Honesty
R, Reason for Rating: adult themes, horrific imagery
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas, captured by Saruman, discovers *exactly* how Orcs were made; and
Gimli must keep a vigil he will never forget.

Bait (921): Legorfilinde
R, Reason for Rating: Rated R for violence, torture and implied adult themes
Romance Partners: none
The ancient vampire Thuringwethil puts the bite on Legolas. Can Aragorn save
his friend before Legolas is turned to Shadow forever?

And Empty Holes It Fills (1183): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
It cannot be seen, cannot be felt. Merry protects both Frodo and Pippin from
what he fears most himself, but in the end will he be consumed by the Dark?

A Long-expected Visitor (951): Marta
PG-13, Reason for Rating: horrific imagery
Romance Partners: n/a
A short vignette: Fatty awaits the arrival of the Nazgul at Crickhollow.

Freak Show (862): Nickey
PG-13, Reason for Rating: PG 13 for some descriptions of battle, and body
parts in jars
Romance Partners: N/A
Past, present, or future, does even Merry know...?

The Last Fight (1006): Nickey
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, horrific imagery
Romance Partners: n/a
On the Barrow-downs, ghosts of the past haunt the fog, as Merry faces the
Barrow Wight.

Something Wicked This Way Comes (130): Werecat
PG, Reason for Rating: Disturbing Images
Romance Partners: n/a
A former corsair captain who resents the king, a strange man who speaks in
eerie rhymes and their meeting in Umbar during a night of the early years of
the Fourth Age. Some disturbing subjects implied, but nothing graphic.



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Msg# 4527

Genres: Humor, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:22:02 Topic ID# 4527
Check Ballots for Main Category Genres: Humor

Proper Course of Action, A (78): Aliana
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Over dinner at Dunharrow, Aragorn and his friends discuss the Denethor
Situation.

The Highwayman (330): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Englebert is a bold, brash highwayman a bit down on his luck. When he choses
the Burping Troll as his next conquest, things don't really go quite as
planned ...

Debbie Does the Two Towers (896): Gypsie Rose
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Numerous comedic references to sexual activity.
Nothing graphic or explained.
Romance Partners: The entire fellowship and then some/OFC
The ultimate parody self-insertion is back to save Middle Earth! So many
cute guys, so little time....

Best Laid Plans (455): Lamiel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Just how does one surprise an Elf, anyway? Gimli and Friends plan a surprise
begetting day party for Legolas.

The Bone That He Boned From Its Owner (1237): lilybaggins
R, Reason for Rating: sexual fantasy
Romance Partners: Frodo/Troll
Remember those stone trolls? Frodo certainly does.

Real Men Wear Jewelry (488): Mouse
PG, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: various m/f
Sequel to "If Women Had Ruled Middle-earth". The boys trade opinions of
wine, women, and song while pumping iron in Mandos' weight room.
Silmarillion knowledge required.

Comfort Me Not With Cookies (290): Raksha the Demon
PG-13, Reason for Rating: parody with m/f, m/m, human/elf,
Romance Partners: Practically everyone
A very AU angst-fic parody originally written for for a challege to produce
the blueprint for a story I would never write. It's set in the movie-verse,
but includes an OFC, and about every bad fanfic cliche imaginable.

Aragorn: The Owner's Guide and Maintenance Manual (1154): Theresa Green
PG-13, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Thinking of buying an ARAGORN this summer? Own one already but can't find
the button to turn him on? Then look no further than this authoritative
guide to the operation and upkeep of your trusty Ranger.

GimlI: The Owner's Guide and Maintenance Manual (1157): Theresa Green
PG-13, Reason for Rating: risque humour, sexual suggestiveness
Romance Partners: Legolas/Gimli
This text, recently discovered in the Chamber of Mazarbul, is the ultimate
guide to Gimli, son of Gloin. This is the user guide that was described by
“The Khazad-dum Times” as “Worth its weight in mithril”.

The Gift (1156): Theresa Green
PG, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: Legolas/Gimli
Prince Eldarion’s first birthday is fast approaching and Legolas and Gimli
are having trouble deciding what to buy for him. Humourous vignette.
Warning: mild slash.

Very Dark, Very Wet, and Very Miserable Morning, A (592): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: Offhand mentions of torture
Romance Partners: n/a
Sometimes, it just doesn't pay to be evil. And even if your bed is
underwater, there are some mornings when you're better off staying in it. A
vignette about a rather bad day in the life of Barad-dûr's commander.

Passwords (1210): White Gull
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: None
What *really* happened on Moria's doorstep.



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Animals

Of Elvish Equitation and Shiny Things (660): AngelsFall
PG-13, Reason for Rating: bawdy humour, sexual suggestion
Romance Partners: n/a
Two elves, some wine, and a high king's horse. Iluvatar help us all.

When pigs do Fly (975): Elendiari22
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry and Pippin come to visit Faramir and Eowyn at Emyn Arnen five years
after the Ring War, and play witness to some very strange and amusing
events. Animals courtesy of Radagast the Brown. Written for Marigold's
Challenge #12

Eagle Silmarillion, The (554): Tehta
PG, Reason for Rating: eagle humour
Romance Partners: n/a
An attempt to make sense of the mystery surrounding Glorfindel's
reappearance in Middle-earth, presented using a rarely seen perspective.

Ailurophobia (115): Werecat
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence, although nothing graphic.
Romance Partners: n/a
Ailurophobia means "fear of felines". This story discusses the fate of one
of Tolkien's abandoned characters from the Lost Tales: this of Telvido,
Prince of Cats.

Night Course in Pet Care (360): Werecat
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: n/a
A story inspired from this tantalising question: were fell beasts
house-trained? Set in Carn Dûm, it sheds light to an unknown side of the
Witch-king and his, well, household. Introducing Fuinraw, the Chieftain of
the Cats of Angmar.



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Aragorn

The Willing Teacher and the Apt Pupil (209): Elen Kortirion
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
A tale of bawdy humour - of how Aragorn learned a new skill.

The Scruff Factor (293): jastaelf
G, Reason for Rating: G-rated
Romance Partners: n/a
How DID Aragorn come to be neat & tidy for Elrond's Council?

Sneezes and Sword Fights (747): Joanna
PG, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Warrior, Ranger, King of Men, it matters not. Here is the proof that all men
are incredibly hard to deal with when they get sick. After discovering this
for herself, Arwen leaves Legolas to care for her ill -- and ill-tempered --
husband. Sequel to "Dragons or Ribbons"

Advice (556): Theresa Green
R, Reason for Rating: risque humour, "slightly-more-than-implied" slash
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen, Gimli/Legolas
Humorous vignette. Aragorn turns to Legolas and Gimli for guidence on...
ahem... a personal matter.

Advice Taken (557): Theresa Green
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content, risque humour
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen, Gimli/Legolas
Sequel to "Advice". Aragorn has a host of new ideas, but can he put them
into action?

Birthday's Eve (558): Theresa Green
PG-13, Reason for Rating: erotic content, risque humour
Romance Partners: Legolas/Gimli
On the eve of his son's birthday, Aragorn is finding life as King of Gondor
somewhat stressful. Could a day with two old friends be the answer? Sequel
to "The Gift".

Friends in Small Spaces (102): Varda's Servant
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn finds himself in quite an - interesting situation. One-shot



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Children

Fool of a Took and the Tree Wizard (1146): AngieT
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Seven year old Pippin meets Gandalf…

The Travelling Mouse of Númenor (674): Berzerker Prime
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Written in the spirit of Tolkien's "There Is an Inn". At the coronation of
King Elessar, Faramir and Samwise attempt to entertain some of the Citadel's
youngest guests.

The Littlest Balrog (690): Dragon
PG-13, Reason for Rating: butcher/nature film type gore
Romance Partners: n/a
The Dark Lord has a very busy day looking after five cuddly little darlings.
Well... almost little darlings. AU. Very, very AU. Features Melkor, Sauron,
Gothmog and original baby Balrogs. Cuddly baby Balrog story complete with
milk-fangs, "orc-birds", finger salts in the fire, the gruesome game of
"Beetle", unfortunate babysitters, frightening nightmares, Balrog puberty
and the painful task of horns coming through. Although it is rated "General"
one chapter contains butcher/nature film type gore which may upset some
readers.

"The Story of Poor, Unfortunate, Toffin" (764): grey_wonderer
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
This story takes place in Gondor and in The Shire. Just a bit of silliness
in which Merry , Frodo, and Pippin remember an incident when Pippin was 8
and Merry was 16. Sam is hearing the story for the first time.

The trouble with Jam (882): grey_wonderer
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Six-year-old Pippin goes in search of Jam.

Dragons or Ribbons (443): Joanna
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
The lengths any self-respecting, valiant elf-warrior will go to in order to
win the approval of the King's five year old daughter. Legolas entertains
Aragorn's youngest child upon his return to Minas Tirith.

Serious Trouble (216): Karenator
PG, Reason for Rating: mild violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Excerpts from the 'Book of Memories', a remembrance compiled by the nephew
of King Thranduil, recounting a lively Elven childhood in the royal House of
Oropher. The adventures of Legolas and Daeron as seen through Daeron's eyes.
The curiosity of two elflings leads them into the woods and into danger.

The Eavesdropper (867): MysteriousWays
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A peek into Frodo's chiildhood.

Playtime (651): Naresha
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Erestor gets stuck babysitting the young twins for Glorfindel.

Yule Dinner (1339): Red Autumn
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin takes exception to the main course to be served at the Yule Dinner...



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Drabble

The Muster of Rohan (281): Branwyn
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
For one Rohirric troop, discretion really is the better part of valor. A
short tale about the gift of a banner.

"They have a Cave Troll" (572): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The Cave Troll succumbs to the lure of the ring during the fight in the
Chamber of Mazarbul.

Heirlooms (402): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Elrohir tries to talk Aragorn out of carrying the Shards of Narsil into the
Wild.

The Protocol of Princes (26): maranya14
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
Drabble. Eomer schools Faramir in one of the finer points of Rohirric law.

The Heirs of Isildur (24): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: n/a
Drabble. Elrond confronts the long legacy of Isildur.

Not Permitted (545): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A "Boromir lives" AU: Boromir is steward and must deal with the full
responsibilities of that office.

Command Performance (641): Vistula the Dunadan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Denethor faces one of the trials of fatherhood



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Elves

The Elladan Show (1271): Claudi007
PG-13, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: n/a
Elladan's university situation worsens. Elrohir may just be getting crazier.
Sequel to "Home for the Holidays".

A Circlet of Orange Flowers (1027): LKK
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A few hours after an accidentally overheard conversation in Mirkwood.

Flowers in His hair (1028): LKK
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Some conversations aren’t meant to be overheard.

Anticipation (1092): LOTR_lover
PG-13, Reason for Rating: erotic content
Romance Partners: Glorfindel/OFC
A Glorfindel story. How much does a twice-born Balrog killer have to put up
with, anyway? Humor/romance. Not really slash, but with some slashy
elements. Perhaps PG-13. Glorfindel, Rumil, Original Character

A Bad Mix (648): Lussuin
PG, Reason for Rating: mild romantic content, mild violence
Romance Partners: Haldir/Erestor
Erestor and Haldir don’t exactly get along; actually they hate each other's
guts! When they get stuck in a flood and awaiting rescue, they find out they
have more things in common after all.

The Last Elf Standing (1124): Suzene Campos
PG, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen, Elrond/Celebrían
This is a completely OOC story told in correspondences between Elrond and
Thranduil starting with a small difference of opinion at the end of the Last
Alliance and proceeding on through the destruction of the Ring. Do not read
if you object to two Elves of noble standing being portrayed as petty,
vicious bastards.

Wine, Women, Song... and Gimli (528): Suzene Campos
PG, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: Thranduil/OFC
Mirkwood Elves, strong wine, a suspicious Elvenking -- who could ask for
anything more?

Flawed and Fair (1129): Tehta
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Risque humour, erotic content, adult themes.
Romance Partners: Glorfindel/Aredhel, Glorfindel/Ecthelion
When Aredhel leaves Gondolin, Ecthelion is part of her escort. During the
journey, he will have to deal with Finwe's grandchild, spitting Sindar,
orcs, unlight, giant spiders -- and his unnatural feelings for Glorfindel.
Slash, spiky humour.

Legolas: The Owner's Guide and Maintenance Manual (1193): Theresa Green
PG-13, Reason for Rating: sexual innuendo, risque humour
Romance Partners: Legolas/Gimli, Legolas/OFC
At last! The definitive User Guide to everyone's favourite wood-elf.
Warning: relentless innuendo.

Elf Slash Sarcasm (596): tyellas
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Legolas, Boromir/Elrond
Described by a reader as "An object lesson in how *not* to write Tolkien
slash!" A parody featuring Elvish ways, Elrond's breeches, and lots of
fragrant alabaster skin.



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Hobbits

Purple Prose (977): Aratlithiel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Language
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo is a bit more foul-mouthed than he'd have us think.

The Dress Code (818): Auntiemeesh
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam has a crisis while in Minas Tirith...

Seedlings (905): Beethoven's 7th
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
In which Frodo gets a bad case of spring fever and poor Sam's plants are the
victims.

Fair Play (701): Daffodil Bolger
R, Reason for Rating: Adult situations, sexual situations
Romance Partners: Frodo/Merry
Hobbits play football!

The Stubborness of Tooks (918): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Paladin Took is a difficult patient.

Important Choices (879): grey_wonderer
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin and Frodo help Merry choose a waistcoat for a very important
occasion.

Wagers In Rivendell (1233): grey_wonderer
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry gambles on his knowledge of his younger cousin.

Pippin's Patent Remedies (1164): Llinos/Melilot Hill CoAuthors
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
No 1. Headache Cure; Frodo has a headache and Pippin tries to help. No 2.
Remedies for a Broken Heart; Pippin tries to heal Gimli's aching heart.

Ernil I Pheriannath (1174): Marigold
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry helps Pippin come to a realisation about his title on a post-Quest
night out on the town in Minas Tirith.

Starlight, Starbright (309): Mariposa
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Canon. Set during the Fellowship's early travels between Rivendell and
Moria. In which Frodo tries, and fails, to bring Pippin to heel. Again.

Under the Umbrella (1194): Mysterious Jedi
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Lobelia Sackville-Baggins takes it into her head to give a tweenaged Pippin
a rather unusual punishment for disrespect.

Awakening To Sleep (819): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
While recovering from being crushed by a troll, Pippin has an...interesting
evening.

Under the Bed (1192): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry and Frodo explain why is Pippin afraid to sleep with a limb hanging
dangling over the edge of his mattress.

Hobbits: An Owner's Guide and Maintenance Manual (1158): Theresa Green
PG-13, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: Frodo/Sam, Merry/Pippin
Everything you always wanted to know about the care of hobbits, plus quite a
lot of information that you probably didn't.



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Metafic

Morgoth's Notebook (123): Arandil
PG-13, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: Fëanor/Morgoth, Morgoth/Thranduil, Fëanor/OFC,
Thranduil/OMC, Legolas/OFC, Legolas/Arwen
Found in the ruins of what was once Angband. The original Dark Lord has
quite the knack for badfic writing (and apparently a little "thing" for
Fëanor). This is his notebook of ideas. Read at your own risk.

Official Fanfiction University of Middle-earth, The (180): Camilla Sandman
PG-13, Reason for Rating: sexual innuendo, risque humour
Romance Partners: Gimli/OFC, other m/f
The fic that spawned mini-Balrogs, Elrond's Naturally Nine, the
Morgoth/Sauron feud, Urple, the Witch-Wall - and finally, Gimli got the
girl.

A Long, Unexpected Drabble (193): Elena Tiriel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
One frazzled author's feeble attempt to honor Bilbo Baggins' birthday by
writing exactly one hundred and eleven words featuring a bottle of wine, a
birthday cake, the number 111, fireworks and pipe-weed.

The Confused Elf (187): Kenaz
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Haldir is one very confused elf.

Blood and Warm Blankets (451): Kielle
PG-13, Reason for Rating: erotic content
Romance Partners: Éomer/Faramir, other m/m alluded
Trapped in a cave by the rain, Éomer and Faramir realise they are cornered
by every cliché in the slash manual...

Entitlement (537): Tanaqui
PG, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
A few Middle-earth characters arrive in the modern world, looking to pick a
bone with some fanfic writers. Yes, it's not an original idea... but for
once it's not slash they've come to complain about.

Beleg's Doom: or, Most Definitely Not The Lay Of Turin (42): Tehta
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Sexual innuendo involving the clueless...
Romance Partners: Turin, Beleg
Some say that character is fate. This is certainly true for Beleg, whose
single-minded focus leads him straight to his Doom.



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Poetry

Ode to Legolas (5): Ainaechoiriel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A song parody praising the wonders of Legolas. To the tune of Amazing Grace.

Old Angband (124): Arandil
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Say what you will about him, at the end of the day, Morgoth has been a busy
little worker-bee. Doesn't the first Dark Lord deserve a drinking song as
much as the next guy?

Gimli Takes a Whack (205): Celtic Bard
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A poem about the orc-slaying competition between Legolas and Gimli at Helm's
Deep. It parodies the poem "Casey at the Bat".

In the Style of Ogden Nash (917): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Summarizing certain incidents from the books in the style of another writer.

Who Wouldn't Be a Ranger? (720): Elvenesse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Something a group of Rangers may have sung around the campfire at night. Or
even as an, um, encouraging recruitment song.

An Ode on Aragorn's Dimple (735): Flick
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Jealousy breaks out amongst the Fellowship on the eve of their ride to the
Black Gates. AU. Very.

The Very Model of a Warden of Lothlorien (614): Kenaz
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Written in response to the news of a Lord of the Rings musical possibly
headed toward broadway, this song includes a chorus of dancing Galadhrim and
the author's sincere apologies to Gilbert & Sullivan. Feel free to sing
along!

Fathers' Day Card from Faramir (788): Llinos
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir writes his father a very special Fathers Day Poem! (A separate poem
on the same page as "Denethor's Limericks")

Galadriel's Lay (763): Llinos
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Galadriel reflects on the passing of time, the elves and ponders her fate...

All I Want for Yuletide (932): Marta
R, Reason for Rating: sexual suggestion
Romance Partners: Legolas/OFC
A filk of "All I Want for Christmas": The thoughts of an OFC in a bad
romance, lusting after Legolas.

Down by the Bruinen (938): Marta
PG-13, Reason for Rating: paedophilia, implied sexuality
Romance Partners: Bilbo/Estel
A filk of Simon and Garfunkel's "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard."
Bilbo/Estel? Of course it's parody.

Orc-slaying Ditty, The (555): Tehta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Two songs sung by the elves of Gondolin, in the form of the Imladris-elves
song in The Hobbit.

Ode to the Absent (849): thevina_finduilas
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
A different approach to Mother's Day. Short, darkly humorous poem written
after a friend asked, in regards to LotR, "Where are all the mothers?"



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Msg# 4528

Genres: Movie-verse, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:22:33 Topic ID# 4528
Check Ballots for Main Category Genres: Movie-verse

No Going Back (89): Ancalime8301
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
What must Frodo deal with upon his return to the Shire? An attempt to make
the movie version of events agree a bit better with the book.

A Light In Dark Places (835): Anso the Hobbit
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin remembers lighting the beacon in Minas Tirith...(movieverse)

One Elf: Glorfindel in TTT (1269): Cirdan
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Movie reality, AU. Elrond sends Glorfindel to aid the Battle of the
Hornburg. Aragorn rejoices, but Theoden is worried. One Elf? Elrond sent one
Elf? He is enough.

Destined Reckoning, A (391): Gaslight
PG, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Boromir, on his long road to Imladris, is stalked in the shadows by an
Uruk-hai.

On Pelennor Fields (824): Nickey
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry's recollections of the Ride of the Rohirrim and the Battle of the
Pelennor...

Survivor (324): Raksha the Demon
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Rated PG-13 for violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir's view of some of his experiences in (movie)ROTK: What happened to
him between the doomed charge to Osgiliath and his return to the City, and
in the Houses of Healing? Warning - pain and angst ahead.

Boromir's Gift (813): SueB
PG, Reason for Rating: character death
Romance Partners: none
Movieverse, FotR: EE: At Lothlorien, Boromir was the only member of the
Fellowship to receive no gift from Galadriel. Or did he? Warning: Spoilers
for 'Return of the King'.

Smiting Ruin (195): Thundera Tiger
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A clash of movie verse and book verse during the scene in which Gandalf the
White reunites with Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas. Changing the words around
can change the entire meaning. Fairly inane, but it's short and fun.



SubCategory: Genres: Movie-verse: Vignette

Climbing (88): Ancalime8301
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Frodo struggles up the rocks outside Minas Morgul.

Split Second (662): Aralanthiriel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
What was Boromir thinking as he held the Ring in his hands on top of
Caradhras?

Path Before Me, The (223): Cheryl
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
On the long run from Amon Hen to Fangorn, Aragorn ponders the death of
Boromir and his own destiny.

Celeborn's Gift (446): Karri
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
In the books, Legolas is often forced to scavenge for arrows, but in the
movies his quiver always seems full. How is that possible? Before departing
Lothlórien, Celeborn gives Legolas a gift.

Chains (994): ldhenson
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen, Aragorn/Boromir
Boromir makes a struggle, and a decision. Movie-verse with some details from
the books, non-explicit slash.

End Games (469): Lyllyn
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
When Arwen found Aragorn in the forest near Weathertop, why did a Wise Elf
act so foolishly? Movieverse.

What the Red Book May Hold (1347): MagicalRachel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After Frodo leaves from the Havens, Sam finds a special gift secreted in the
Red Book.

Disturber of the Peace (937): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Movieverse: On the eve of zbilbo's 111th birthday, Gandalf rides into the
Shire.

Fell Deeds, Awake (941): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Of all the things to be bothered by about the movie version of Helm's Deep,
the one that really gets to me is the fact that it's *Gimli* who sounds the
Horn of Helm Hammerhand. Here's my attempt to give this quandary a bit of
depth: the conversation between Aragorn and Theoden in the Hornburg, from a
rather Dwarvish perspective.

Foresight (1044): quirky_orthodox
PG, Reason for Rating: implied character death
Romance Partners: n/a
Haldir seeks permission from the Lord of Lothlorien to leave for Helm's
Deep.

Weakness of Men (1014): shadow975
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
In answer to the Movie Challenge, this tries to make sense of Aragorn's
mishandling of Boromir when they argue near Parth Galen, shortly before
Boromir's fall.

Giving Ground (1123): Suzene Campos
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas' POV after he and Aragorn argue at Helm's Deep. Two Towers
movie-verse.

What's Right Before You (756): Tom Fairbairn
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn finds out Pippin lit the beacons of Gondor. Movieverse, based on a
Shirebound plotbunny.


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Msg# 4529

Genres: Mystery, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:23:29 Topic ID# 4529
Check Ballots for Main Category Genres: Mystery

Chasing a Song (924): Dragon
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A young Elrohir gets trapped by the tide in a secluded cove and finds an
unexpected saviour.

Echoes (969): grey_wonderer
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond
Sometimes folks change. Pippin has changed since becoming Thain and everyone
is less than fond of the new Pippin. Furthermore, everyone expects Merry to
correct the situation, but his efforts have been less than successful up to
now.

Truth (898): Lindelea
PG, Reason for Rating: Angst.
Romance Partners: Faramir/Goldilocks, Frodo Gardner/OFC
Faramir Took and Goldilocks Gamgee might make a nice couple... but for the
difference in their social status. Meanwhile, young Frodo Gamgee has trouble
that only the Thain can resolve, threatening to drive his family into
disgrace and Faramir and Goldilocks forever apart.

Runes in the leaves (768): Rhapsody
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Thain Peregrin and a mysterious Ranger search for clues to some strange
runes that seemed to have appeared over night..

White Gull From The Sea (925): Sivan Shemesh
PG, Reason for Rating: rated pg for angst
Romance Partners: n/a
The Sea casts a spell over Legolas, as he follows the gull to the cliff.

In Umbar, at the docks (117): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
In Umbar, at the docks, looks can be deceiving. A tale of beggars, queens
and cats.



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Msg# 4530

Genres: Non-Fiction, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:24:12 Topic ID# 4530
Check Ballots for Main Category Genres: Non-Fiction

Glossing the Hobbit Heroes' Homecoming (1141): Douglas Charles Rapier
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Without the Hero’s homecoming, the tale of the quest is incomplete. There is
much to say regarding the importance of ‘The Scouring’ to the completeness
and the integrity of the epic.

Mother-less Heroes (1140): Douglas Charles Rapier
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
An examination of the significance of the commonality of Tolkien’s
‘Mother-less Heroes’ with regard to Tolkien's personal experiences.
Tolkien's mother-less heros: Frodo, Aragorn, Arwen, Elrohir, Elladan,
Boromir, Faramir, Feanor.

Under-dogs of Middle-earth (1142): Douglas Charles Rapier
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
No matter how desperate or hopeless the prospect of success, people pull for
the under-dog if the character is likeable and the struggle facing him is
just, righteous or, at least, entertaining. Tolkien's legendarium is filled
with characters against whom the deck is stacked:

Tolkien and the Problem of Characterisation: Eowyn and Arwen (351):
Fionnabhair Nic Aillil
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An essay describing and exploring the difficulties that attend much of
Tolkien's characterisation, with specific reference to Eowyn and Arwen.

Parma Endorion: Essays on Middle-Earth (1138): Michael Martinez
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Tolkien’s pseudo-history explored in detail, the motivations and values of
Middle-earth’s civilizations analyzed as described by Tolkien himself.
Extensive research on Tolkien’s Second Age, a mysterious era spanning
thousands of years.

Religion in Middle Earth (436): Nerdanel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
This is an essay discussing the issue of organized religion in Middle-earth.
Was there any, and if so, what?

Rules for writing Arda Immortals (1149): Philosopher at Large
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Humorous rules what you should take into account before starting to write
Arda immortals.

Rohirrim Grey (143): sulriel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
Rohirrim Grey ~ A Horse of a Different Color ~ This article touches on basic
elements of equine color genetics and provides photo examples to help you
correctly describe the horses in your fic.

Travel Times in Middle-earth (144): sulriel
G, Reason for Rating: G-rated
Romance Partners: n/a
Riding a horse in Middle-earth? ~ This article and chart will give you route
suggestions and aproximate times depending on your method of travel..

Sacred Warp of Tolkien's Tapestry, The (609): Wordweaver
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Imagery and themes in The Lord of the Rings which reflect J.R.R. Tolkien's
spirituality.



SubCategory: Genres: Non-Fiction: Elves

Moriquendi: The Gendered Other in Tolkien Fanfiction (58): adn_heming
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Why are the Moriquendi elves often scapegoats in fandom? A look at how
common fanon interpretations of Celeborn, Thranduil and Legolas reflect
colonial discourse.

Legolas of Mirkwood, Prince Among Equals (620): Ellen Brundige
PG, Reason for Rating: An essay for a general audience.
Romance Partners: N/A
An essay piecing together Legolas' unusual upbringing and family history
from Tolkien's lesser-known writings. This is not the Legolas that most fans
know!

In Defense of the Elvenking (447): Karri
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An essay which uses primarily The Hobbit to defend Thranduil, king of
Mirkwood.

Prince Valium? (189): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A character study of Celeborn, based on the Lothlorien chapters of
'Fellowship of the Rings'.

That Tall Fellow Next to Galadriel: a Short Essay About Celeborn (479):
Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
After the fifth or sixth time a friend replied "Who?!" when this author
started talking about Celeborn, she decided to write an essay to explain why
he isn't a boring non-entity. This is it!

Celeborn Unplugged (1207): Michael Martinez
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Celeborn is, perhaps, the most maligned and misunderstood of Tolkien's
characters. In LoTR we see only brief flashes from Celeborn's many facets, a
glittering jewel lying half-buried amid other jewels, some brighter or less
covered up.

Elladan and Elrohir Factsheet, The (598): tyellas
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A reference article with almost every piece of Tolkien canon information
available about the twin sons of Elrond, Elladan, and Elrohir.



SubCategory: Genres: Non-Fiction: Men

In Defense of Denethor: A Closer Look at Peter Jackson’s Misrepresentation
(991): Cadiliniel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
An essay looking at the difference in character of book! and movie!Denethor.

Problem of Eowyn, The: A Look at Ethics and Values in Middle-earth (376):
Madgamgee
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A critical essay exploring the heroine/deserter question.

Second Born, Second Best? (957): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A look at some of Denethor's and Faramir's interactions in the movie and
book version of the captains' council in "The Siege of Gondor", The Lor do
fht eRings.

Tongues of Gondor (963): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A speculative essay about what language Gondorians might have spoken at the
end of the Third Age, focusing on Westron, Adûnaic, Sindarin, Quenya, and
Rohirric.

Waiting for a King Like You (1139): Michael Martinez
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Why did the line of the High Kings of Arnor and Gondor come to an early end
with the death of Earendur? Tolkien offers us only one comment on the
reasons for the transition from the kingdom of Arnor to the three smaller
realms of Arthedain, Cardolan, and Rhudaur. He tells us that "after Earendur
owing to dissensions among his sons their kingdom was divided into
three...." We are provided no cause for these dissensions. What did the
three brothers disagree over? How to raise taxes? Which girl they should
marry? When to celebrate the oldest son's coronation? ...

In Defense (94): Werecat
PG, Reason for Rating: Some references to violence.
Romance Partners: n/a
Queen Beruthiel is a minor character from Tolkien's writings, portrayed as
an evil witch with ten cats as her familiars. This is an attempt to read
between the lines and see her true colors.


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Msg# 4531

Genres: Romance, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:26:00 Topic ID# 4531
Check Ballots for Main Category Genres: Romance

Walls and Gates (1041): Adina ATL
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Galadriel/Narvi
After completing the Doors of Durin, Narvi travels to Ost-in-Edhil at
Galadriel's "request" to help with the building of that city's defenses.
This is a sequel.

Lantern Gift (1241): Claudia
R, Reason for Rating: Interspecies slash. Violence.
Romance Partners: Frodo/Faramir
AU. Pre-LOTR. Bilbo has sold Bag End and taken young Frodo with him to
settle in Bree. Faramir has been banished by Denethor and sent to keep the
peace in Bree, which has become overrun by ruffians. Faramir and Frodo meet.

Before I Go To Sleep (869): Cuthalion
R, Reason for Rating: This story is listed as NC-17 on the Open Scrolls site
because Open Scrolls requires any story with a sex act described and
occuring in the story to be listed as NC-17. However, it is, IMHO, R at
best, and would be listed as such if judging just by the ratings as put
forth by the Motion Picture Association's ratings (which I assume you folks
follow).
Romance Partners: Frodo/OFC
A lovestory between the Ringbearer and a girl from Hobbiton. It's obviously
AU and a tale about what might have been if Frodo had ever found a love of
his own. What would happen when the danger of the ring is revealed and Frodo
has to leave? Would she wait for his return? And how would she handle the
fact to be left behind again - and this time forever?

Love Sweet As Poison (694): Dwimordene
R, Reason for Rating: adult themes, erotic content
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
The tale of Denethor and Finduilas. A perverse romance; be amazed that
Boromir and Faramir turned out as well as they did!

Discovery (740): Isabeau of Greenlea
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content, adult themes
Romance Partners: Andrahar (OMC)/Boromir
The sequel to Discretion. The end of the relationship. Or, what politics do
to strange bedfellows.

Spontaneity (1122): just_sphinx
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, implied erotic content
Romance Partners: Finrod/Turgon
Turgon and Finrod in Nargothrond.

Beginnings that feel like endings, And the other way 'round (781): Mariposa
PG, Reason for Rating: author's own rating choice.
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond
Lovely romance between Pippin and Diamond. A different sort of Diamond who
is independant and a widdow living on her own. Takes place after the quest.

Trust to Hope (1294): Novedhelion
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Sexual Tension
Romance Partners: Éomer/Lothíriel
“One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.” French
Proverb Éomer and Lothíriel, my spin.

A Diamond In The Storm (780): SilverMoonLady
R, Reason for Rating: Sex
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond
A Diamond and Pippin romance filled with adventure.

Homecoming (541): Tanaqui
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
A sequel to "The Influence of Kindred Desires". On their return to Minas
Tirith after their wedding, Faramir and Éowyn must begin to learn what it
takes to be married once the honeymoon is over.



SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Drabble

Light and Leaf and Color (110): annmarwalk
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
Priior to their marriage, Denethor thinks about how much he misses Finduilas
when they are apart.

Silver and Gold (196): Elena Tiriel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Celeborn / Galadriel
"... there is no record of the day when at last [Celeborn] sought the Grey
Havens, and with him went the last living memory of the Elder Days in
Middle-earth." (The Fellowship of the Ring, "Note on the Shire Records")

In Hope's Fire (471): Lyllyn
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Arwen decides to cleave to Aragorn.

Raven and Gold (954): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen, Faramir/Éowyn
The first meeting of Éowyn Wraithbane and Arwen Evenstar.

Gift of Friendship, and A Gift of Love, A (484): Meril
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aldarion/Erendis
Two drabbles about the courtship of Aldarion and Erendis.

Sin (652): Oakenshield
PG, Reason for Rating: Mild romantic content
Romance Partners: Erestor/Glorfindel
Erestor hungers for something

Fire and Ice (1132): Ruby Nye
PG-13, Reason for Rating: PG 13 for implied slash
Romance Partners: Merry and Pippin
Fire melts ice, and water quenches flame…

A Good Match (1358): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éomer discusses romance with his sister...

First Anniversary (538): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Faramir and Éowyn exchange gifts on their first anniversary.

Nothing to fear but fear itself (1350): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Faramir thinks of someone special in the Houses of Healing...

Now in silence, now in speech (1389): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir beguiles Éowyn...

Risk and Reward (1364): Tanaqui
PG-13, Reason for Rating: sex
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Faramir and Éowyn, the first time...

Wandering in the Wild (1391): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Aragorn reflects under the stars...



SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Elves

Under the Curse (1019): Finch
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content, violence, adult themes
Romance Partners: Fingon/Maedhros, Turgon/f
Silmarillion-based. The love of two fallen Elves: Maedhros and Fingon.

A Betrothal and Wedding (1198): Isil Elensar
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Finarfin/f
Earwen of Alqualonde tells the story of her betrothal and wedding to
Finarfin of Tirion

Light Extinguished (619): Larian Elensar
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mild romance
Romance Partners: Elrond/Gil-galad
Gil-galad wants to protect Elrond, but has to hurt him to do it.

Alliance (162): Space Weavil
R, Reason for Rating: Battle violence
Romance Partners: Elrond/Celebrian
During the Second Age, Elrond served as a commander of Gil-Galad’s army in
both the War of the Elves and Sauron and in the Last Alliance. This story is
set during the latter, as Elrond feels the pressure upon him as both a
healer and warrior and attempts to balance the two. At the same time his
thoughts are with Celebrian, whom he secretly loves, and who may be the
steadying influence he needs once the conflict is over.

Sand and Flame (1130): Tehta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Fëanor/Nerdanel
A retelling of a very well-known story. Features Feanor and Nerdanel as
young geeks in love, a rather unsympathetic look at Indis, and a lot of very
simple sentences.



SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Incomplete

The Wings of the Shadow (1244): Aprilkat
R, Reason for Rating: slash content, some emotional anguish.
Romance Partners: Frodo/Faramir
Frodo and Faramir help one another heal.

Equals (1110): Beethoven's 7th
PG, Reason for Rating: Romantic scenes
Romance Partners: Merry/Estella
Did Merry and Estella have an agreement before he left on the Quest?

Circle of Hands (165): Ghettoelleth
R, Reason for Rating: Sexual situations
Romance Partners: Glorfindel/OFC
Glorfindel must come to terms with his past as he moves toward the future,
the reluctant leader of a group of unlikely young elves whose every choice
in life could alter the future of Arda. As all of ME begins to focus on the
growing threat of Sauron, a darker evil begins to stir. An a/u story in
three parts.

All's Fair (1113): Inkling
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Frodo/f
Young Frodo Baggins is in love, but too shy to do anything about it until a
“friend” offers to help. A touching tale of love and betrayal, overwrought
poetry, and pipeweed cultivation.

Life in the Angle (181): Leaward
R, Reason for Rating: marital situations
Romance Partners: OMC/OFC
A romance with mystery.' Since it takes place just after the War of the
Ring, I've had to use mainly Original Characters. A Dunedain Ranger brings
home his new Bree bride to live amongst his people and they must struggle
with the cultural differences between them as he finds some of his people
are not as accepting of 'lesser folk thinning the blood of the Dunedain.'

Sugar and Spice (960): Marta
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content
Romance Partners: Sancho Proudfoot/OFC
An attempt at distinctively hobbity erotica. And just to make it even more
interesting, no major characters: years after the Scouring, Sancho Proudfoot
and his wife share an evening together.

Reason in Madness (950): Niennanir
R, Reason for Rating: Dark humour, Sexual Situations
Romance Partners: Arwen/Aragorn, multiple other romances
Haldir struggles to heal Arwen's breaking heart by helping Aragorn romance
her in true elvish fashion. Things would be going so well if only Haldir's
brothers weren't secretly trying to make Arwen fall in love with him.

Artist's Appreciation (146): sulriel
PG, Reason for Rating: romantic suggestion
Romance Partners: Celeborn / OFC
She's in the wrong place at the wrong time... fortunately.

Healing the Long Cleeve (916): TopazTook
R, Reason for Rating: Sexual content in the context of marriage, memories of
(Ring-War) violence
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond
Peregrin and Diamond Took learn to make a marriage and to lead a people.



SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Poetry

A Light Beyond the Darkness (10): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Arathorn, Gilraen
Gilraen and Arathorn respond to the 'How do I love thee?' Challenge.

Watching Thoughts (11): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Aragorn, Arwen
While Aragorn went forth again to danger and toil, Arwen remained in
Rivendell and from afar watched over him in thought

Sitting by the Seashore (1260): Carolina
PG, Reason for Rating: some romance and angst
Romance Partners: Frodo/Sam
Sam misses Frodo.

Fire and Water (266): Ellisande
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
"Denethor loved her, in his fashion, more dearly than any other..." -- After
years of emptiness, a man betrayed finds he wants to forget and believe but
-- frightened by his own emotions -- dares not trust happiness. A
bittersweet love poem

Anglachel (339): Fileg
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Turin/Anglachel
A terzanelle from Turin to Anglachel. For those who like their love poems
like their coffee -- black, bitter, and with sediment at the bottom.

Elanor (340): Fileg
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Fastred/Elanor
A kyrielle from Fastred to Elanor.

Strength of Love (342): Fileg
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
This rondeau is a love poem from Finduilas to Denethor.

Steel and Flame (736): Flick
PG, Reason for Rating: nonexplicit slash
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Boromir
A villanelle on love and loss, Aragorn and Boromir. Non-explicit slash.

Sonnet to the White Lady, A (414): Ijemanja
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
A poem of love from Faramir to Éowyn.

Colour of Ice (475): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
An entry for the "How do I love thee?" challenge at HASA -- a poem by
Galadriel.

Unafraid (650): Naresha
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mild romantic content
Romance Partners: Arwen/Éowyn
Éowyn lies dying, but is determined to ease Arwen’s emotional pain.

Fëanor Challenged (45): stultiloquentia
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: Fëanor, Galadriel
Fëanor attempts to court Galadriel.

Three Strands of Golden Hair (270): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Gimli reflects upon Galadriel's gift. A set of four haiku.



SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Rivendell

It Happens (615): Ezra's Persian Kitty
PG-13, Reason for Rating: nudity, mild sexual situations
Romance Partners: Elrond/Erestor, Glorfindel/Lindir
Elrond with a side of Glorfindel, heavy on the angst. And could I get a
Haldir with that?

The Lover's Melancholy (616): Ezra's Persian Kitty
R, Reason for Rating: Mild Sexual Encounter
Romance Partners: Erestor/Haldir
Two lonely souls seek comfort.

Thread of Fate (15): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: NA
"No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do
with a twined thread." As Arwen weaves a banner for Aragorn, the ties
binding her to her people begin to weaken.

A Tangled Web (947): Niennanir
R, Reason for Rating: sexual situations
Romance Partners: Arwen/Aragorn, multiple other romances
The twins catch their sister flirting with Estel in the garden and decide to
break them up for their own good. Their plans backfire and the whole of
Imladris becomes embroiled in romantic chaos.

The Last Good Day of the Year (618): Talullah
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mild sexual situations
Romance Partners: Lindir/Rumil
Lindir misses his lover and learns a few things.



SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Rohan

Campdóm and Lufian (1039): Drake/Eokat CoAuthors
R, Reason for Rating: Marital situations
Romance Partners: OMF/OFC
When a rider returns to his home....what is awaiting him there? How does the
ordinary Eorlinga live when such evil is about to destroy everything he
cares about? This is a story of such a rider, a warrior of Rohan.

Confessions in the Dark (1047): Eokat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
Eomer and Lothiriel reluctently agree to marriage negotiations, Eowyn and
Faramir agree to help them to realise their true feeling for one another.

Courage (1049): Eokat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel, Leofwen/OMC
How hard can seeking a proposal be? Eomer, although mighty King and warrior
he may be, struggles with his feelings and emotions over this issue.

Home Indeed (1045): Eokat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
After a hard patrol Eomer enjoys his homecoming..... and being reunited with
his family.

Novice Rider (1048): Eokat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
Eomer teaches Lothiriel to ride, much to his dismay. What does Firefoot
think of this?

Knight's Service (582): Marta
PG, Reason for Rating: Implied het sexuality
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Merry and Pippin are hunting for a late-night snack one night in Edoras --
and see a kiss that Faramir and Eowyn would rather keep secret. Based on a
scene in Tanaqui's story "Later"

Fear and Desire (408): Mimine
R, Reason for Rating: eroticism
Romance Partners: Grima/Eomer and some Grima/Theoden
Grima Wormtongue realises some things about himself. Slash



SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Vignette

Warmth for the White Lady (995): Anoriath
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Short gap-filler in the Faramir and Eowyn romance.

The Terror Of Buckland (698): Aratlithiel
R, Reason for Rating: Sexual situations
Romance Partners: Frodo/Original Female Character
Frodo has been helping himself to more than just Farmer Maggot's mushrooms

Letters (1245): Breon Briarwood
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: mystery
Response to a Shirebound challenge about writing letters

On Cerin Amroth (246): Dwimordene
PG, Reason for Rating: romantic content
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
The journey of Aragorn and Arwen towards Cerin Amroth, the heart of Lórien.

Eclipsed by the Moon (989): EdorasLass
PG-13, Reason for Rating: erotic content, adult themes
Romance Partners: Grima/OFC
A kitchen maid in the Meduseld watches the object of her affections. It is
not who you might think it is.

Arwen, My Love (716): Elvenesse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
A young Aragorn must have tried to put his feelings for Arwen into writing
after first meeting her -- or even worse, poetry.

Selfless Love (1342): FrodoBaggins_88
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Frodo/Rosie and Sam/Rosie - undeclared love
Frodo ponders upon his feelings for Rosie Cotton.

Love Lies Sleeping (1199): Isil Elensar
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Orophin/f
A troubled Orophin keeps silent vigil over Rian during her last night in
Lorien.

Mantle of Stars (987): marastar
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
In the Houses of Healing, Faramir thinks of that which conceals.

Welcoming the Lady (967): Marta
PG, Reason for Rating: erotic content
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Shortly after their wedding, Faramir and Éowyn to Henneth Annûn, and the two
share a private moment.

The Swan Feather (50): Starlight
PG, Reason for Rating: Eroticism
Romance Partners: Finduilas, Denethor
After the wedding night, revelations continue.


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Msg# 4532

Races/Places:Cross-Cultural, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:27:04 Topic ID# 4532
Check Ballots for Main Category Races/Places: Cross-Cultural

Opening Doors (359): Adina ATL
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content, adult themes
Romance Partners: Galadriel/Narvi
Little is known about Narvi, the other crafter of the Doors of Durin. As the
building of the doors nears completion, Narvi thinks of the future and
elves.

Last Hope (64): AfterEver
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Arathorn/Gilraen
Of Gilraen's arrival in Rivendell following Arathorn's death, and adjustment
to an Elven realm, with glimpses of interracial politics and complex
histories in the foreground. Features Gilraen, Elrond, Elladan, Elrohir, OC
Rangers/Elves, and young Aragorn, with cameos by Glorfindel and Lindir.

Mistress Gilraen (65): AfterEver
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, erotic content
Romance Partners: Elrond/Gilraen
Recently relocated to Rivendell after Arathorn's untimely death, Gilraen
discovers what price is due for Elrond Peredhel's untimely hospitality.

A Bitter Gift (47): Avon
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Elrond tries to explain Iluvatar's gift to a young Estel.

An Unexpected Meeting (1216): Bodkin
G, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: Mithrellas/Imrazor
One morning in Dol Amroth, an unexpected visitor appears in the private
gardens of the Prince. Featuring: Imrahil, Lothiriel, Elphir, Erchirion,
Amrothos, Nimrodel, Amroth, Imrazor and Mithrellas. Featuring cameo
appearances by Celebrian, Celeborn, Galadriel, Boromir, Aragorn, Elrond and
Eomer.

Lost (1318): FirstMate
PG, Reason for Rating: slavery
Romance Partners: n/a
While on a trip to purchase horses from Rohan, Elrohir vanishes without a
trace. He is lost for over two years when he finally found, but without his
memories. The story follows his journey home and Elrohir's attempts to
rediscover his lost life.

Binding (353): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Two quiet moments between Aragorn and Arwen.

In the Deep Places (751): Lamiel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas and Gimli set the foundations for friendship in Moria and
Lothlorien.

A Flower for My Mother (841): Lindalëriel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
One special elf helps Pippin see the beauty of Rivendell…

Handmaiden of Lorien (316): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: G-rated
Romance Partners: Thingol/Melian
A slightly different take on Melian and her relationship with Elu Thingol.

Creatures of Habit (811): pipkinsweetgrass
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin learns a custom of Gondor from his friend Boromir...

Matter of Time, A (514): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Why did Elrond choose Legolas and Gimli to accompany Frodo and Sam on their
journey south? And what influenced his decision to let Pippin go with them?
Merry gets a surprising answer.

In the Company of Friends (830): SlightlyTookish
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
At the Houses of Healing, Pippin insists that Gimli seek care for an injury
he sustained in battle on the Pelennor.

Death, I Call Thee (292): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Deathfic, focusing on some of the final thoughts of five different
individuals at Pelennor Fields, each one of different race and/or
alignments. Some are good, some are bad and some are, well, already dead.

In Absentia (1010): Zimraphel
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Year after year, Valandil returns to the Gladden Fields to try to recover
his father Isildur's remains. This year, however, will be different.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble

He Stands Not Alone (147): Azalais
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
"Gimli had to be dragged away by Legolas: in spite of the peril he lingered
by Balin's tomb with his head bowed." FoTR, The Bridge of Khazad-Dum - but
what did Legolas think?.

Dragons and Shadows (285): Branwyn
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
Two lovers find very different ways to explain the eclipse of the moon.
Faramir, Eowyn

Dirge (236): Dwimordene
PG, Reason for Rating: character death
Romance Partners: n/a
In Lothlórien, Gimli sings a dirge for Gandalf.

Kindred Spirits (299): Elana
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Celebrian meets Frodo in the Undying Lands.

Earth and Sky (201): Elena Tiriel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"The others followed; but Gimli had to be dragged away by Legolas: in spite
of the peril he lingered by Balin's tomb with his head bowed." (The
Fellowship of the Ring, "The Bridge of Khazad-dûm")

There and Back Again (202): Elena Tiriel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"'And what has become of Balin and Ori and Óin?' asked Frodo. A shadow
passed over Glóin's face. 'We do not know,' he answered. 'It is largely on
account of Balin that I have come to ask the advice of those that dwell in
Rivendell.'" (The Fellowship of the Ring, "Many Meetings")

Maturity (381): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Eomer muses on coming-of-age traditions among hobbits and the Rohirrim.

Children of Aulë, Children of Men (1301): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A trade meeting of Númenóreans and Dwarves

It's Just a Phase: Thirty is Still Fairly Young (406): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Valandil suffers the antics of the still-youthful Elladan and Elrohir.

On Watch in Moria (1302): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn keeps vigil in the depths of Moria

Two Views for a Stranger (1303): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Boromir finally approaches Rivendell

No Other Choice (456): LadyAranel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Thranduil finds out that Legolas has joined the Fellowship and confronts
Glóin about it.

Gift, The (480): maranya14
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An old tradition is revived in Dale, some time after Bilbo's return to the
Shire.

Heirlooms (481): maranya14
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Denethor shows Théoden the Horn of Gondor, and Théoden shares a relic of
Rohan in return.

Recaptured! Drabbles (1172): Marigold
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A set of four drabbles set in the Recaptured! universe. AU, Cross-cultural
Drama, LotR

An Unexpected Gift (584): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Gandalf has been searching the Minas Tirith archive for information about
Frodo's ring. Now he must return to the Shire - and Denethor would say
farewell.

Failed Foresight (940): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
After the War of the Ring, Elrond and Faramir discuss Pippin.

Night and Day (953): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
When they first met on the Plains of Rohan, Éomer said less-than-pleasing
words about the Lady of the Golden Wood, and Gimli claimed this was only
excusable because the Eorling had never met Galadriel. Now, after meeting
both Arwen and Galadriel at Aragorn's wedding, Éomer discusses the two
ladies with Gimli.

Riders of Rohan (654): Songspinner
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry and Pippin bring some of their family South to Rohan for an important
ceremony.

A Good Custom (1380): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Pippin gives Faramir a birthday gift.

And There Make a Garden (1388): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas shares his plans with Faramir.

Brothers-in-arms (1349): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Rohirric twin brothers, Folcred and Fastred, come to Gondor's aid...

Cruel Caradhras (1365): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas reflects on his mortal friends...

Legacies (1385): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir and Pippin spar...

Sea lover (1378): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Tuor/Idril
Idril ponders her son Eärendil's name...



SubCategory: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Humor

The Mark of a... Warrior? (133): Ariel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: potty humour
Romance Partners: N/A
A bit of potty humor. You know that a group of men of different races would
do this at least once.

Breaking the Rules (Harry Potter Exhibition Game) (276): Bubbles
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
When the Dom-land Caribou faces off in an exhibition game against the
brightest stars of the wizarding world, pandemonium ensues.

Chicken or the Egg? (1220): Gershwhen
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin wonders how elves and dwarves celebrate special occasions, and learns
a little too much for comfort!

"They are courteous, if they break their silence." (575): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Double drabble: Gimli compares notes with Elladan and Ellrohir after the
Battle of Helm's Deep

Pitfalls of the Palantir (1296): Haleth
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Seriously Unresolved Sexual Tension
Romance Partners: N/A
A scholarly elf and a less than respectable woman traipse across Middle
Earth in pursuit of a powerful artifact.

Captain of Gondor (809): Sandy K
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Boromir meets the hobbits in Rivendell.

A Prince's Question (113): Tathrin
PG, Reason for Rating: Very vague discussion of sexuality
Romance Partners: N/A
After a young Eldarion poses a strange question, his parents and friends try
to explain some of the Facts of Life to the five-year-old, and learn that
sometimes you can over-think things.

Fathers and Sons (847): thevina_finduilas
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
Fathers and sons: oftentimes it's a strong bond between the two. So is it
any wonder after Merry and Legolas return from Cair Andros prior to King
Elessar's coronation, that Gimli and Legolas would end up in a heated
argument about Glóin and Thranduil?

Of Elves and Dwarves and Late Night Philosophy (199): Thundera Tiger
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Against his better judgement, Aragorn attempts to direct a late night debate
between Legolas and Gimli. How successful is he? I'll leave that for you to
decide.

Mushroom Lore (365): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
On a cold January night in Eregion, around the campfire, the members of the
Fellowship exchange, among other things, mushroom recipes.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Post-War of the Ring

The Flower and the Sun (569): Ezra's Persian Kitty
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Legolas/Gimli
Is a flower really so very distant from the sun?

All In a Hand (389): Gaslight
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
On a peaceful winter's day in Ithilien, long after the War, Legolas sees in
Éowyn the passage of years that Nature will not grant him.

Out of Stone (315): LadyAranel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Gloin has a revelation when he visits Gimli in his new home at Aglarond.

The King's Commission (215): Larner
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Rated for discreet discussion of incest and
pedophilia and character deaths
Romance Partners: Sam/Rose, Aragorn/Arwen, MOC/FOC
The King Elessar desires to have a memorial made for the four Pheriannath
whose aid helped to win the War of the Ring and led to the destruction of
the Ring and Sauron. But as the Pherian Frodo has left Middle Earth, how is
it to be done? And then he sees a remarkable statue in the market town of
Casistir....

Childhood Ends (474): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Eldarion decides that his heirs will no longer be tutored by Celeborn.

Dancing in the Darkness (476): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Elrond/Celebrían
Celeborn tells Elladan and Elrohir about the hero-kings of the Silvan elves,
while turning his grandson into a pair of fish.

Musings by Torchlight (1316): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: claustrophobia, tension
Romance Partners: n/a
A companion piece to the story "Reflections in the Dark." When Gimli is
trapped in a cave-in, Legolas has only his thoughts for company as he tries
to find an open path to the dwarf. Mainly an introspection story with a
cameo by Bergil thrown in for good measure. Spelunking has never been so
elvish.

Reflections in the Dark (1315): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: claustrophobia
Romance Partners: n/a
A terrible accident leaves Gimli trapped, badly injured, and separated from
his companions. With hope dwindling, these are the thoughts of a dwarf
struggling to keep his mind away from what seems to be the inevitable.
Includes appearances from Legolas and Bergil.

The Day After (197): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: Intense subject matter.
Romance Partners: N/A
In the aftermath of battle, Gimli waits for the dawn and thinks of time and
Legolas. True friendship never comes without a price.

Grasping at Moonbeams Glistening (363): Werecat
PG-13, Reason for Rating: disturbing images, erotisism
Romance Partners: Legolas/f
In the Houses of Healing, after the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, a woman
who tends to the wounded meets a certain Elf. This story deals with a
Gondorian woman's infatuation for Legolas. Includes OCs, of course.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Pre-War of the Ring

The Life of a Bard (464): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Young Pippin considers a career…(Takes place three years before the Quest.)

Ho, Ho! My Lads (1170): Dreamflower/Marigold CoAuthors
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry and Pippin get more surprises than they bargained for when Dwarves
visit Bag End.

Keeping the Watch (333): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Bounders kept watch on the borders of the Shire, for strange things
moved in the land. Yet the hobbits did not keep their vigil alone. An
encounter on a winter day.

Hour of Our Meeting, The (378): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The first meeting of Gildor and Bilbo.

The Protector (1223): Holdur
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Gandalf comforts Pippin during a dark and stormy night.

Dropping Eaves (505): Paranoidangel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Sam's first meeting with Gandalf

Stars and Sniffles (817): SlightlyTookish
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A few years after Bilbo left the Shire, Gandalf arrives at Bag End for a
visit and finds Frodo tending to an ill Pippin. Before he leaves, he gifts
Pippin with one of his dearest wishes.

A Meeting in the Woods (1313): Thundera Tiger
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
While out in search of an adventure, a young Primula Brandybuck finds a
rather unlikely companion.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Vignette

Dance of Terrible Grace (57): Adina ATL
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: N/A
What first drew Legolas to Gimli?

One of The Lads (980): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn considers how the hobbits have endeared themselves to the other
members of the Fellowship.

Deep Waters (344): Finch
PG, Reason for Rating: nudity (non-sexual), adult content
Romance Partners: Finrod/f
Balan, leader of the first Men to enter Beleriand, asks Finrod Felagund some
personal questions.

The Wisdom of Friendship (734): Finch
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Finrod discovers Mortal Men, and has doubts about the past.

Toy Story (411): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Estel was unaware that he was Aragorn before Elrond revealed his lineage to
him. What had he expected to do with his life? Who did he think his father
was? And who better than his brother to help him understand his changed
expectations?

One Breath (472): M. Sebasky
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content, character death
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
At the end of days, Arwen learns the cost of her choice.

Beyond the Borders (578): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After the Ring War, Halbarad's grandson journeys to Rivendell and discusses
the state of things in the North with Elrond.

Prelude (109): Mercat
G, Reason for Rating: NA
Romance Partners: n/a
A short vignette set in Rivendell before the Company's departure; features
Frodo and Legolas.

When Last We Met (1005): Nickey
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
When Frodo lies ill in Rivendell, who is to say that members of the
Fellowship did not meet before the Council? Here, Merry encounters Gimli.

A Chance Conversation (804): Songspinner
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry meets a creature out of legend while he waits in Ithilien.

Leaves and Stones (522): Starlight
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
As he walks through the Glittering Caves, Legolas discovers an important
truth about dwarves and elves. Are they so different after all?

Uncover the Past, Discover the Future (524): Starlight
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
While learning some things about his roots and past, Gimli gets glimpses of
new friendship.



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Msg# 4533

Races/Places: Dwarves, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:28:12 Topic ID# 4533
Check Ballots for Main Category Races/Places: Dwarves

In Darkness (678): Celandine Brandybuck
PG, Reason for Rating: character death
Romance Partners: n/a
Balin, musing and muttering on his deathbed.

Legacy (300): Elana
PG, Reason for Rating: Adult themes.
Romance Partners: Dis(f)/m
Dis, sister of Thorin, reflects on her life. Triple Drabble.

Spirit of a Sword (724): Erin's Daughter
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The thoughts of the dwarf Telchar of Nogrod as he forges Narsil.

Hall of Standards, The (373): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Balin finds a treasure deep within Moria

Bargaining for Beginners (412): Honesty
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, very mild slash
Romance Partners: Celebrimbor/Narvi
This is about Celebrimbor and Narvi, the two craftsmen who made the doors of
Moria. Narvi, a young and rebellious dwarven stonewright meets the elven
smith Celebrimbor. About life in Khazad-dum, dwarven culture and the
beginning of friendship of two master artisans. Very, very mild slash.

Of Durin and Kibil-nala (473): Mantida
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A legend remembered among the Dwarves, but never told by the Elves: why does
Cirdan, alone among all the Elves, have a beard?

Stock and Stone (608): Marta
PG, Reason for Rating: Themes discussing death and the afterlife, quite
mild.
Romance Partners: N/A
10 years after the events of The Hobbit, a Dwarf girl and a boy from Dale
meet for the first time.

Black Diamond (563): thevina_finduilas
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A vignette from Gimli's point of view on the field of the Morannon after the
last battle, looking for Pippin.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Dwarves: Drabble

Diaspora (235): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
After the Balrog's return, the Dwarves prepare to leave Moria.

Drums in the Deep (355): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Ori writes the last entry in the Book of Records in Moria.

Beauty in the Light (1300): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Gimli/f
A Dwarf woman thinks of Gimli

Durin's Folk (1369): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A drabble based on the "Durin's Folk" section of Appendix A.

From the Eastern Force (539): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Dwarves at the Battle of Unnumbered Tears carry their fallen leader from
the field of battle.


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Msg# 4534

Races/Places: Elves, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:29:04 Topic ID# 4534
Check Ballots for Main Category Races/Places: Elves

Mist (731): bernstein_nixe
PG, Reason for Rating: implied romance, death
Romance Partners: Legolas/Haldir
Legolas remembers the night he lost Haldir, and breaks a promise he couldn’t
keep.

Shipwright (1053): Berzerker Prime
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A great weight has fallen upon the Lord of Mithlond. He must pass it to
another or the west shall fall before the east.

The Prince and the Shipwright (1317): Dragon
PG, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Young Gil-galad story in which Ereinion is sent to live with Cirdan at the
Havens for safekeeping. Very cute and fluffy (and sockslidingly) but a bit
sad sometimes.

sworn brothers (864): elfqueen2003
PG, Reason for Rating: abuse and violence
Romance Partners: N/S
: Elrond and Elros discover that their friend prince Thranduil (who is 25
years younger than them) is the victim of Ophoror's anger. Can the twins
help him cope with memories? PG for mention of child abuse just to be safe

Uninvited (1020): just_sphinx
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mild descriptions of wartime violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
In Mandos, Maedhros searches for someone, and realizes that invitations
aren’t always necessary.

Back to the Valley (590): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Bruised and broken, an elven prisoner in Barad-dûr finds that a memory from
his past can be put to use in unexpected ways. Unsung heroes have to do
their own singing.

I Won't! (570): TopKat
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mild romantic content.
Romance Partners: Erestor/Glorfindel
Erestor's inner thoughts on his relationship with Glorfindel.

Bread of the Mírdain (595): tyellas
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, implied slash
Romance Partners: Annatar/Celebrimbor
A story about elvish food, written as a small insert into the series "One
Ring to Bind Them". Celeborn raises taxes, Elves eat food, Celebrimbor
introduces Celeborn to Annatar for the first time, and we find what Annatar
thinks about eating. (Also features a young Celebrían.) One discreet slash
moment does not change the PG rating here.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Elves: Drabble

Optics II (1186): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After Celebrian's departure, Arwen finds that an old lesson brings new
insight.

The Sundering Seas (303): Elana
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Elrond/Celebrian
Elrond comes to terms with Celebrian's departure.

Songs of Sorrow (711): Elen Kortirion
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A set of drabbles based on the Seven Deadly Sins, and the conceit of an AU
Haldir. Extrapolating from movieverse!Haldir, who appears as proud, distant,
disdainful, the very essence of a Noldo. This AU set explores how he came to
this demeanor, and the [possible] events that made him who he is.

Family Resemblance (361): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"Elrond and Arwen heal an injured Elladan."

Overheard at a Wedding (383): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Elrond/Celbrían
Some comments overheard at Elrond's and Celebrían's wedding.

Under Siege (387): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Arwen defends Rivendell against Sauron's onslaught during the Ring War, and
thinks about Aragorn.

The Weaving is the Easy Part (1305): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Arwen/Aragorn
Arwen at her loom

Hope (946): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Glorfindel searches for Aragorn and the Hobbits.

Three for the Elven-lords (961): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
Galadriel accepts her ring; Celeborn's thoughts.

To Let Go (487): Meril
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
Celeborn watches Galadriel after the destruction of the One Ring.

End of Days (649): Naresha
PG, Reason for Rating: angst
Romance Partners: N/A
Galadriel sees inside her granddaughter.

Details (534): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Arwen gives the Elessar back to Galadriel.

Faithful companion (1348): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Beleg and his strong bow...

Refuge (1375): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Elrond finds a place of refuge...



SubCategory: Races/Places: Elves: First Age

Sercemaitë (382): Aerlinnel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: battle gore, character death
Romance Partners: n/a
The third Kinslaying, as seen from the other side. What royals don't tell
plebeians won't hurt them...right?

Marred Stars (673): Bejai
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
This is the tale of two lords of the Teleri and the final sundering of that
vast host. Olwe and Elmo, the brothers of Elwe, make their choices.

A Family Affair (1054): Celandine Brandybuck
PG-13, Reason for Rating: risque humour, adult themes
Romance Partners: Fingon/Maedhros
A series of related vignettes: In Valinor, Galadriel has a trying moment
when talking to her cousin Maedhros. After Maedhros and his other cousin
Fingon discuss matters with his mother Nerdanel, the latter confronts his
father Feanor with some hard truths. Silmarillion-based. AU, humor.

Cool Waters (692): DragonLady7
PG, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: n/a
"The Fall of Gondolin": "...so perished the Lord of the Fountain after fiery
battle in cool waters." An important episode in the Fall of Gondolin, from
the point of view of Glorfindel.

The Last Fruit (728): Finch
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Finarfin/Eärwen
How things went for Finarfin and Earwen after the Curse of Mandos.

One Word (1081): Joan Milligan
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A Noldorin exile ponders matters of language after Thingol's ban of Quenya.

Anessë (1021): just_sphinx
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Descriptions of war-ravaged places. Some adult
themes.
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel, Dior/Nimloth
‘After name’. Dior arrives in Menegroth after the passing of Elu Thingol,
and recieves more than the throne of the Sindar.

Bound by Difference (1119): just_sphinx
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Fëanor/Nerdanel, Fëanor/Galadriel
Feanor's thoughts on Nerdanel and Artanis, reflecting on the differences and
similarities between two of the most important people in his life. Vignette.

Incomprehensible (696): mir_noldoris
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, implied slash
Romance Partners: Fingon/Maedhros
Amrod and Amras are amused and intrigued by their brother Maedhros' meeting
with someone called Findekano. An unashamed bit of fluff made of
polysyllabic words, precocious children, and some romantic backstory. Very
mild slash.

Gathering the Pieces (13): Tehta
PG, Reason for Rating: Generally dark atmosphere
Romance Partners: N/A
A Maedhros-sans-hand story which is darker than most. Maedhros views his
life's work as a game. He plots his moves and gathers some important pieces.

L for Love (1128): Tehta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Daeron/Lúthien
Daeron of Doriath is remembered for two things: his love of Luthien, and the
invention of the Cirth script. In this vignette, Celeborn discovers that the
two are not unrelated.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Elves: Imladris

Twilight, The (399): Aerlinnel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Elrohir struggles to come to terms with Arwen's choice.

Sapphire Aurae (164): Bejai
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, erotic content, violence
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel, Elrond/Celebrian
There are times when duty must be higher than love. There are
responsibilities that, once taken up, cannot be put down. None who ever bore
a Ring of Power was unchanged -- nor were those who dared to love even
knowing such truths. This is a tale of Elrond, Celebrian, Vilya, Galadriel,
Celeborn, Nenya, and the fading years of the Elves.

Kings of Men (1267): Cirdan
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Elladan and Elrohir speak with their father Elrond and decide to remain in
Middle-earth.

Spirit Reforged (725): Erin's Daughter
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The thoughts of the elf who reforged Narsil as Andúril.

First Words (1324): Jay of Lasgalen
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The twin sons of Elrond learn to speak.

Letter From Elladan (1080): Jay of Lasgalen
PG, Reason for Rating: intense theme
Romance Partners: n/a
What were the thoughts of those leaving for a hopeless battle at the gates
of Mordor? A letter written on the eve of war from a son to his father.

What Cannot be Undone (1013): Zimraphel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
When a grieving, angry Elladan and Elrohir return home with a sharp tongue
and a grisly trophy of their orc-slaying, they cross paths with Glorfindel.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Elves: Lothlorien

Partings (1215): Bodkin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In the wake of the Ring's destruction, Galadriel and Celeborn prepare for
their parting.

In Dreams (679): Celandine Brandybuck
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content
Romance Partners: Haldir/m
Haldir's dreams lead him to decide to join the rangers that protect
Lothlorien. Adult themes of sexuality, but no language or violence. Tries to
develop ideas of culture and society among Elves.

Shadows of the Past (1058): Celandine Brandybuck
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Haldir/m
In Lothlorien, Gimli hears Haldir and Legolas converse about many things:
trees, Dwarves, secrets kept and told. How can the dead be best honored? AU
in some respects, primarily bookverse but influenced by the film.

The Lady’s Gift (979): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Galadriel prepares her gift for a faithful gardener...

Wisdom Long Obscured (1012): just_sphinx
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
As Aragorn mourns Gandalf's fall, words from an equally esteemed, but often
neglected, Elf Lord comfort him. Set during the Fellowship's stay in Lorien,
featuring Aragorn and Celeborn. Purely written for the sake of a certain
silver haired Elf.

Stability (617): kharessa_bloodroses
PG, Reason for Rating: mild language
Romance Partners: N/A
Haldir takes care of his little brothers after a long day on duty.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Elves: Mirkwood

Minuial (222): Cheryl
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
On the morning of his first scouting trip as a warrior of Mirkwood, Legolas
has a conversation with his father.

Creature of Fire (1218): daw the minstrel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: Legolas/OFC
Set in the year 2770 TA, this story follows Legolas through adventures both
personal and canonical. Those who recognize the date from "The Tale of
Years" will know that a creature of fire is about to descend on Dale.

Time's Turnings (156): daw the minstrel
PG, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: None
Legolas is a young warrior, testing his skills and trying to earn the
respect of his father and older brothers.

The Letter (1201): Isil Elensar
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Thranduil, King of Mirkwood, receives a mysterious letter of great urgency.
He has to deal with sending off his son ointo the unknown and his return.

Winter Encounters (294): jastaelf
G, Reason for Rating: G-rated
Romance Partners: n/a
Thranduil receives an unexpected message and VERY unexpected guests, and has
a chance to explore some old prejudices with a new... friend?

Alas for the Wailing of the Gulls (1079): Jay of Lasgalen
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A gap-filler from the book, of what may have happened on the ride of the
Grey Company to Pelargir when Legolas first hears the cry of the gulls.
Characters: Legolas, Gimli, Elrohir, Elladan, Aragorn.

Good Enough (217): Karenator
PG-13, Reason for Rating: mild violence, mild romance
Romance Partners: OMC/OFC
Legolas and his cousin, Daeron, go on a novice training exercise with a
disagreeable novice. At home, Legolas's oldest brother, Aldamir, is dealing
with an influx of spiders into the western woods and with a lovely elleth
who has caught his eye.

Falling Out of Love (1096): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas and Celeborn discuss Sea-Longing, or the lack of it.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Elves: Poetry

Fighting the Long Defeat (328): Elvenesse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Elrond's thoughts during the War of the Ring (a villanelle).

Choose Your Fate (568): Ezra's Persian Kitty
PG, Reason for Rating: Mentions of romantic content
Romance Partners: Elladan/Elrohir
A discourse between brothers. In rhyme.

After Amputations (1075): Ithilwen
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Reflections of Maedhros following the loss of his hand. A Silmarillion-based
poem.

To Sing of Her (1085): Joan Milligan
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
To Gondolin, long-beloved Stone of Song.

At Losgar (604): Wild Iris
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Impressions after the burning of the ships... possibly in the voice of
Maedhros. Free verse.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Elves: Post-Ring War

Far Horizons (1214): Bodkin
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Minimal violence
Romance Partners: N/A
The elves of Middle Earth seek to find themselves new homes in the Blessed
Realm.

Heart's Ease (1217): Bodkin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Celeborn spends time with his daughter as he settles into life in the
Blessed Realm. Featuring Galadriel and Elrond.

A Quiet Love (723): Erin's Daughter
PG, Reason for Rating: character death, adult themes
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Arwen is returning to Lothlorien after Aragorn's death. But she will not be
alone in her final days. From Celeborn's POV.

To Give Love Its Due (733): Finch
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Finrod/Amarië
Finrod returns from the Halls of Mandos.

A Walk in the Rain (104): Ithilien
PG, Reason for Rating: Discussion of husband/wife relations. Sexuality
implied.
Romance Partners: N/A
A quiet stroll through the garden proves that little is within our control,
even when it is. A vignette featuring Arwen and Legolas.

The Far-Reaching Hand (745): Joan Milligan
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Final closure for two brothers in Valinor. (Fingolfin, Finarfin)

The Soul of a Sinda (959): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Celeborn observes Arwen in the Houses of Healing, shortly after her marriage
to Aragorn. (A double-drabble.)

Msg# 4535

Races/Places: Gondor, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:29:32 Topic ID# 4535
Check Ballots for Main Category Races/Places: Gondor

Here sits, in secret, blest Theology (388): annmarwalk
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A heritage of stewardship is passed, unknowing, to Faramir.

Finduilas' Dance (431): jen_loves_elves
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
Soon after Faramir's birth, an ill-at-heart Finduilas returns to visit her
family in Dol Amroth.

The Mantle of Stone (116): just_sphinx
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Their mantle is high, and their burden heavy. Who could bear it but a
rightful heir? Featuring Aragorn.

Truth Be Told (852): pearltook1
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
We are told by Tolkien that Faramir was not to be told *"the full tale of
the madness of Denethor"* until he was well and had duties to do. We were
never told when or how the tale was finally told; until now.

Written on Cloth (527): shadow975
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
After his coronation, Faramir and Aragorn discuss the significance of
banners.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Gondor: Boromir and Faramir

Twilight (1022): Acacea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A little conversation at Osgiliath - a much delayed entry for the snapshot
challenge based on Starlight's Brothers.

Language Lessons (190): Celandine Brandybuck
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
In Minas Tirith, the young Boromir gets two very different lessons in
language from his parents Denethor and Finduilas. Cameo by young Faramir.

The Sky Wept Diamonds (710): Elen Kortirion
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
The birth of Boromir, as witnessed and reported by a serving-woman of Lady
Finduilas. Birth involves many customs and superstitions; a woman of Gondor
gives a vernacular description of the events and omens that surrounded
Boromir's birth. (Vignette)

On the West Slopes of Mindolluin (576): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Triple drabble. Boromir and Faramir go hunting.

The Best Gift of All (739): Isabeau of Greenlea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Fourteen-year-old Faramir spends the holidays with his mother's kin in Dol
Amroth.

Offerings (322): Raksha the Demon
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Two visits to the Hallows, offerings and memories, and meditations on the
bonds between fathers and sons.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Gondor: Denethor and Finduilas

Gift at Year's Turning, A (186): Celandine Brandybuck
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
In Minas Tirith, Denethor and Ecthelion prepare for the annual Steward's
Feast to celebrate the end of the year. Boromir hopes for a sword as his
gift, but Finduilas warns him that he may get something else.

Leavetakings (188): Celandine Brandybuck
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, character death, mild erotic content
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
How do you say goodbye? Finduilas of Dol Amroth must make some difficult
decisions on what to say to Imrahil and Adrahil while visiting her family,
and later to Denethor, Boromir, and Faramir in Minas Tirith.

Refraction (750): Kielle
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
History tells us that Boromir and Faramir's mother "pined away for the sea."
History, however, is easily distorted... and Denethor is very good at
keeping ugly secrets.

Repose Earned, Words Unspoken (482): maranya14
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: N/A
A glimpse into the mind of Denethor, son of Ecthelion, in the last days of
the War of the Ring, featuring the words of A.E. Housman.

Pride and Despair (579): Marta
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violent imagery, suicide
Romance Partners: N/A
"'Pride and despair! Didst thou think that the eyes of the White Tower were
blind? Nay, I have seen more than thou knowest, Grey Fool. [...]All the East
is moving. And even now the wind of thy hope cheats thee and wafts up Anduin
a fleet with black sails. The West has failed. It is time for all to depart
who would not be slaves.'" ["The Pyre of Denethor", The Return of the King]
So said Denethor shortly before he killed himself in the Battle for Minas
Tirith. Even at the very end, he did not simply submit to Mordor but took
the only other action he thought he could. Here is a look at his last
moments, as Denethor thinks back on the memories and relationships that have
defined him. A rather book-based look at a most enigmatic steward.

A Mantle of Silver Stars (214): Nrink
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor, Finduilas
How did Finduilas come by her starry mantle? Based loosely on the
movie-verse. Here you'll find a vignette of the Steward's family -
Finduilas, Denethor and a very youthful and (for once) non-angsty Faramir.

In the Forest, Singing Sorrowless (318): Nrink
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
The meeting and betrothal of Denethor and Finduilas of Dol Amroth

Cup of Bitterness: First Meeting (531): Tanaqui
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
The events surrounding the birth of Faramir, from Denethor's POV -- Denethor
introduces his new son to his father, and has a first encounter with the
palantir.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Gondor: Drabble

Beyond Imagination (103): annmarwalk
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor, Finduilas
A drabble, in which Denethor receives an unimagined gift.

Herbs of Healing (656): Branwyn
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir finds his own way to cope with grief

Not Remembered (992): Cadiliniel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A drabble about the return of Aragorn.

Steward and the Brother, The (224): Cheryl
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A pair of AU drabbles: Boromir lives and pledges fealty to Aragorn after the
Ring War.

Duty (240): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Boromir's thoughts on seeing the Argonath.

A Father’s Choice (298): Elana
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Bergil pleads to be allowed to stay in Minas Tirith.

Promises (574): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir plans for a future when Ithilien will be free of the Enemy.

Voices of the Forgotten (435): jen_loves_elves
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: m/f (various)
Thirty-one kings of Gondor in the Third Age, from Meneldil to Eärnur. And
thirty-one queens to match them, but only two are ever named. Who are these
women, these queens and mothers of Kings?

Naming, The (518): just_sphinx
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn picks a name that history will remember him by.

Death Awakening (647): Luna
PG, Reason for Rating: Mild romantic content, death.
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Boromir
Death is only the beginning.

Echo (684): Nancy Brooke
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
If you were Pippin in Boromir's house, wouldn't you take a look around? a
drabble ...

Elements of Ithilien (536): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Five drabbles about Faramir based on the five elements of classical
philosophy (earth, air, fire, water, and spirit).



SubCategory: Races/Places: Gondor: Historical

Seeing Stone, The (346): Finch
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A tale about the ways of the world and the follies of Man, told by a
palantir.

Cat's Cradle (452): Kielle
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A future king meets a former queen, and the true royal bloodline of Númenor
is kept secret. Set in the last year of the reign of Tarannon Falastur.

Inheritance (1087): Kielle
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Sometimes the king's son is not the best man for the throne... A tale of
ancient Gondor -- specifically of Hyarmendacil and his young great-grandson
Minalcar, with guest appearances by Narmacil & Calmacil. Who weren't very
good kings in their (brief) day, and it shows.

Weregild (1091): Kielle
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Seduced by a sparkly piece of jewelry? Hardly. Isildur son of Elendil has
his own reasons for keeping the One Ring...

The Men Who Would Be Steward (1137): Michael Martinez
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Essay on the Ruling Stewards including a comparision with European families
who gained the throne from a line of kings. How earlier choices made by the
Dunedain forefathers bind the generations to come. And how Aragorn's claim
was worded to converge with the earlier Stewards' rulings.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Gondor: Houses of Healing

To Labor and To Wait (79): Aliana
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
"Prepare, they tell us. Settle your accounts and your affairs: It would seem
we go to war as if going to our graves." Five snapshots from the
perspectives of various workers in the Houses of Healing, just prior to the
Siege of Minas Tirith. A sidebar to a longer work in progress, but stands on
its own.

Making of Boys (237): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The men and women of the Houses of Healing prepare themselves and their
young charges for war as best they can. Ioreth, Bergil, and the boys of
Minas Tirith.

Fever Dreams (397): Gwynnyd
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, character death
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir wakes up in the Houses of Healing for the second time. What does he
actually remember?

Strange Meeting (743): JeannieMac
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
One possible interpretation of what happened between Aragorn and Faramir
while Faramir lay unconscious in the Houses of Healing.

Below the Balcony (496): Ninamazing
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Several citizens of Minas Tirith pause in their rejoicing when they catch
sight of two figures high on the walls; this is a connected series of
vignettes exploring those perceptions.

Before the Doors of the Houses of Healing (529): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Imrahil confronts Gandalf outside the Houses of Healing: when the wizard
sent him off to the Pelennor, why didn't Gandalf tell the prince how much
danger Faramir was in?



SubCategory: Races/Places: Gondor: Original Characters

On the Flood (284): Acacea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"The shards came severally to shore[...] The other was found spinning on the
flood by one who had an errand on the water." A cloven half of Boromir's
horn is found in the Anduin by one of his men.

Sight (374): Aeneid
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content
Romance Partners: Boromir/OFC (Gil)
Inspired by plasticChevy's wonderful epic, "The Captain and the King" this
is an unofficial "missing scene": Boromir and Gil's first night together.

The Laughing Oliphaunt (998): Aeneid
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
On the twenty-ninth of Nárië in 2885, the Haradrim forces were defeated at
the Crossing of Poros and a legendary tavern acquired its name. On the
twenty-ninth of Nárië in 3018, the eastern shore of Osgiliath fell to the
Enemy as the Ring War loomed, and a group of weary soldiers returned to this
same tavern on the night of its anniversary. Experimental writing style.
Slightly AU.

Watcher on the Height (1015): Chris
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
If the call to arms never comes, what need to have borne them? A brief story
of despair and redemption.

Ad Sum (693): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The aftermath of the fields of Pelennor, from a very humble perspective: a
"charwoman" of Minas Tirith.

Discretion (416): Isabeau of Greenlea
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content, adult themes
Romance Partners: Boromir/OMC (Andrahar)
Boromir travels to Dol Amroth one Yule to seek tutoring in a very important
subject from his former Armsmaster Andrahar.

Noble Jewel (741): Isabeau of Greenlea
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
A stable-boy and the Commander of the Swan Knights of Dol Amroth find that
they have something in common...

Well Favored (417): Isabeau of Greenlea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
While fleeing Minas Tirith, a young girl encounters a special soldier.

When the King Returned (497): Ninquelosse
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Everyone was happy when King Elessar returned. Or were they? This is the
opinion of one common Gondorian. For open-minded people only.

Call of the Druedain (565): thevina_finduilas
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Short, somewhat angsty story of an OMC drum maker escaping from a bad family
situation in Pelargir.

Old Wives' Tales (350): Werecat
PG, Reason for Rating: disturbing images
Romance Partners: n/a
A very pregnant and rather emotional Eowyn goes in search of a childhood
relic and finds something unexpected. Through the words of a tale, the
Shieldmaiden meets a Queen of old.

The Healing Touch (1312): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A moment in the Houses of Healing, involving OCs and, of course, a cat.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Gondor: Poetry

On His Stewardship (73): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A sonnet written as part of the ancient and honourable convention of the
"Loyal Steward" poetry. Denethor may even have intended it to be circulated,
to a limited extent, among the more courtly circles in Minas Tirith. He may
even have convinced himself that he believed it.

On the Death of His Wife (74): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
A sonnet: on the death of his wife, Denethor contemplates his warring
loyalties.

Beregond's Prayer standing on watch (258): elanor_of_aquitania
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Poem on Beregond, Bergil, and "Courage under fire". This poem was written
after an HA discussion with Dwimordene about "Courage under Fire" with
respect to Aristotle's notion of a "fine death in war".

Wait for me - Eowyn (127): elanor_of_aquitania
G, Reason for Rating: NA
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
Faramir tries to cope with Eowyn's death.

Forlorn Hope (210): Elen Kortirion
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir's charge

East Wind (264): Ellisande
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Based on Tolkien's "Lament for Boromir". The author's take on the "missing"
East Wind.

Ballad of Isildur and Elendil, The (460): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A lullaby of Gondor, sung over the centuries: Training those who lived in
Gondor started as early as the singing of cradle songs.

Denethor Limericks (787): Llinos
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Four irreverent limericks about Denethor, Steward of Gondor. (A separate
work on the same page as "Fathers' Day Card from Faramir ")

The Girl I Kissed at the Rammas (942): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A drinking song popular in Gondor, about the various types of women the
Rangers and other soldiers leave behind.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Gondor: Pre-Quest Drabbles

Marriage Counseling (111): annmarwalk
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
Imrahil asks Finduilas if she is happy in her marriage.

Patrimony (247): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Denethor and a young Faramir look at a map of Gondor.

A Long Tradition of Ancient Lore (206): Elena Tiriel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"We in the house of Denethor know much ancient lore by long tradition..."
(The Two Towers, "Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit")

Interment (379): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
Denethor buries Finduilas in Dol Amroth.

Dragon of the North (395): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Denethor watches his father Ecthelion accept Thorongil's service.

Goldfinch and Nightingale (504): Nrink
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A drabble featuring a very young Finduilas and her sister Ivriniel on
beholding the White City for the first time. (Slightly AU; departs from
HOME12 in minor details.)

Sand-castles when the tide is flowing (549): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Young Boromir and Faramir build sand-castles on the beach.

Warrior's Skills, A (551): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir sings for the Rangers of Ithilien.

Hide and Seek (637): Vistula the Dunadan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir plays a game of hide and seek with his father.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Gondor: Vignette

Flame of the West (1): Altariel
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
In the Houses of Healing, a steward and a king.

Cold Memories (82): AmandaK
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
Young Boromir and Faramir build a snowman, and the steward bonds with his
son.

Finduilas' Song (265): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
The shadow growing in her heart, Finduilas makes a promise she will fail to
keep.

Blackberries in Lossarnach (1276): jen_loves_elves
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Everyone was young once. An young apprentice healer by the name of Ioreth
meets some unusual travellers.

Green Seas (453): Kielle
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Théoden/Finduilas
When Thengel was forced to return to Rohan to take the throne, perhaps his
son was not willing either... a tale of Théoden, Imrahil, and Finduilas of
Dol Amroth.


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Msg# 4536

Races/Places: Hobbits, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:37:05 Topic ID# 4536
Check Ballots for Main Category Races/Places: Hobbits

Elves and Potatoes (185): Celandine Brandybuck
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Mr. Bilbo "learns Sam his letters".

Flowers in Disguise (377): Holdur
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam's father teaches him an important lesson on his first day in the garden.

Sweet Dreams (1003): illyria-pffyffin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin did not return from the Quest unscathed. Riddled by sleeplessness and
worried about Frodo's melancholy, he seeks comfort by re-living some of the
memories he shared with Frodo; memories that include feather-beds and a
diamond ring.

Hobbits in 4 (1195): Isil Elensar
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Four ficlets, from four different starters, featuring four hobbit siblings.

We Will Follow (1250): pippinfan88
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin, Merry, and Frodo go tramping around the Shire...with some
entertaining results.

The Black Ribbon (767): Rhapsody
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Brandybuck family face a severe flooding of the Brandywine river.

Moving Mountains (627): SilverMoonLady
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Adult Themes
Romance Partners: Esmeralda/Saradoc, Eglantine/Paladin
For some, a newborn child does not always bring the joy it should...



SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Children

Growing (1178): Anso the Hobbit
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
When little Merry is frightened, Frodo is there for him, just like in the
future Merry is there for wee Pippin. Hobbits, LotR

A Midnight Raid (1109): Auntiemeesh
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Nine year old Merry has an adventure.

The Arial Object (972): Beethoven's 7th
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A very wee story about a wee toy and a wee boy, er Pippin that is.

Under The Lilac Bushes (1168): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Bilbo, Frodo, and Gandalf eavesdrop on little Sam, Merry and Marigold who
are playing under the kitchen window.

A Mid-Year's Walking Trip (1238): GamgeeFest
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo takes his cousins and Sam with him on a walking trip across the Shire
for the first time.

Of Snowhobbits and Cold Chills (1190): Garnet Took
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Young Pippin's Yule visit to Brandy Hall doesn't go quite as he had hoped...

A Soldier's Tale (1134): grey_wonderer
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry's toy soldiers find themselves in the midst of more than one battle in
the parlor at Bag End.

A ‘Just Because’ Gift (1187): grey_wonderer
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Pippin finds more than he realizes while browsing in his favorite junk shop
with his cousins. Pippin's purchase rekindles memories for Bilbo and gives
Merry an idea for a special present. Hobbits Rating: G

Because You’re With Me (1236): Lady of Ithilien
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A minor incident shows Merry what his little cousin really thinks of him.

Promises Promises (786): Llinos
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A childhood accident prompts Pippin to make a heartfelt promise to the
Valar, and years later Boromir's death and Merry's injury at the hands of
the orcs prompts him to make another.

The Smallest of Them All (1163): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
by Piplover – shinmikoka33@hotmail.com Merry, Pippin, Frodo, and Bilbo are
enjoying a wonderful Yule at Brandy Hall, and Pippin finds the perfect gift
for his mum... Hobbits, Lotr Children, pre-Lotr, the Shire Rating: G

The Byrdings (1040): pippinfan88
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin leaves his babyhood behind and becomes a faunt. Pearl encourages
Merry to participate in the byrding tradition.

Away from the Window (1082): Pipspebble
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
All an ill Pippin can do is watch the snow fall from inside Bag End, and
soon he cannot even do that...

Lessons in Adventuring (1188): SlightlyTookish
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Young Pippin finds it hard to concentrate on his lessons when it is
adventuring that is on his mind.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Drabble

Bedazzled (976): Beethoven's 7th
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The night sky is magical on the night of Bilbo Baggins’s 111th Birthday...

Gift, A (370): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Pippin receives a gift at Bilbo's 111th party.

Spoons (644): LKK
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Lobelia's justification for her greed.

And Now to Bed (783): Marigold
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for a bit of angst about dark dreams
Romance Partners: N/A
A set of four drabbles about hobbit sleeping habits, before, during and
after the Quest.

Marigold (784): Marigold
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Four drabbles about Marigold Gamgee and her contributions to the family. The
first drabble was inspired by Sandy K's story, "Good Tilled Earth".

Elements of the Resistance (939): Marta
PG-13, Reason for Rating: horrific elements, adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Fatty had his own set of difficult experiences and obstacles to overcome
while the Four Travellers were off saving Middle-earth. Here are five
drabbles about his experiences as part of the resistance movement and in the
Lockholes, each focusing on one of the five elements (water, air, earth,
fire, shadow).

The Taint of Guilt Lingering (635): Vistula the Dunadan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The Ring tempts Sam.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Fourth Age

A Gardener's Tale (642): Elentari Greenwood
G, Reason for Rating: G-rated
Romance Partners: n/a
Events in the life of Samwise Gamgee, in his later days.

Long Home of Mortals (748): jodancingtree
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Sam sailed at last to join Frodo in Tol Eressea, and their reunion wa sweet,
but they were still a long way from home. And even in the Undying Lands,
hobbits are not immortal...

Master Gamgee of Bag End (952): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Sam/Elanor
Sam has a beautiful wife and daughter, is master of Bag End, and life is
perfect. This is what he always wanted, isn't it? After a frustrating day
dealing with the local hobbits, Sam is reminded of what he was willing to
die to protect.

Quills and Thorns (1101): Nickey
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie
Sam and Rosie must come to a decision about Hamfast.

Elanor's Gift (1036): pearltook1
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Each year the remaining Travellers gather to for a special meeting. One
year, Elanor's curiosity gets the better of her, and she follows them to
their meeting place.

Beauty Mark (508): Ruby Nye
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Fastred/Elanor
Elanor Gamgee meets a hobbit who sees beyond her face.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Merry & Pippin

How It All Got Started (1169): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
How Merry and Sam formed their Conspiracy.

Realisation (1165): Ginger Hobbit
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for very mild implied pre-slashiness.
Romance Partners: Merry/Pippin
Pippin comes to a sudden realisation about his Merry…and himself.

When it Rains (1251): Hai Took
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: N/A
A rainy day in which Merry and Pippin try to stay out of trouble but
consequently end up on an “adventure”. Pippin is 7 and Merry is 15.

The Hands that Heal (797): Jeodo Brandybuck
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After the Quest, Pippin and Merry search for healing in the Shire, each one
more worried about the other.

A Birthday Party (1171): Marigold
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
It's Merry's 36th birthday party, just a few months before leaving on the
Quest, and Pippin makes a very good suggestion.

Butterfly (828): Melilot Hill
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Young Merry and Pippin in the garden - a double drabble

Cradling (1100): Nickey
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Merry/Pippin (very mild), Pippin/Diamond
Merry hastens over to Tuckborough in answer to a hurried message. Of course
he does, Pippin needs him...

Believe Me (878): pearltook1
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
With no one to turn to, Pippin runs away. Told from the perspective of the
one running and those from whom he has run.

The Best Laid Plans (1184): pearltook1
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry forgets something rather important in town. Eglantine is not amused.
Hobbits, humor Rating: G

Whispers In The Night (838): pippinfan88
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
What did Pippin and Merry speak of in private before separating at Bag End
at the beginning of the Quest?



SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Pippin

It Takes A Took (823): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin recovers from a serious accident…with the help of a lovely healer’s
apprentice.

The Dare (778): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin takes a foolish dare that has drastic consequences. Rated PG for
graphic depiction of alcohol abuse.

The Wedding Table (790): grey_wonderer
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond
Pippin finds himself in a predicament, which has unpredictable but
potentially interesting results...

A Letter Home (761): Llinos
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Peregrin Took writes a letter home from Minas Tirith, in inimitable hobbit
style. Written for the Memorial Day challenge on HASA – 500 words to convey
how war affects us all.

Small (1033): pearltook1
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin makes an important discovery with the help of a wee bird.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Poetry

Courtship of Samwise Gamgee, The (463): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie
A rollicking tune reputed to be composed for Samwise and Rosie's wedding by
Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took.

Happy Birthday Professor (762): Llinos
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
To celebrate Professor Tolkien's Eleventy First Birthday, Merry and Pippin
wrote a song they could sing on the table whilst celebrating and then Sam
wrote a little poem to also wish him a Happy Birthday.

Arise (933): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry's thoughts just before he attacks the Witch-king. Beware: freeverse.

Hope Everlasting (948): Marta
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Pippin's last thoughts just before the Battle of the Black Gate. Written in
the form of "Auld Lang Syne".

The Same Story (956): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A filk of R. Kelly's "The World's Greatest", about Sam and Frodo on the
Cirith Ungol. The tune isn't particularly Tolkienesque, but this is actually
a serious attempt to render one of the book's most poignant scenes in a more
modern style.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Post-Ring War

Turnabout (686): Ariel
PG, Reason for Rating: Danger & pain.
Romance Partners: N/A
A tragic accident in Minas Tirith leaves Frodo comforting a wounded Merry
while the rest of the fellowship struggle to free them both from a deadly
trap.

October Quickenings (676): Budgielover
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
The first anniversary of Frodo's wounding on Weathertop arrives, and Sam is
not there when he is needed.

What Should Not Be Forgotten (179): Budgielover
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: N/A
The cost of the Quest is brought home to the Ring-bearer by a morning spent
with friends and kin in a courtyard in Minas Tirith.

A Question of Trolls (776): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin has a pressing question for Bilbo after the Quest.

Growing Pains (1068): Eekfrenzy
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A little story about the difficulty Merry has back in the Shire after he's
grown a bit...

Midnight at Bag End (749): jodancingtree
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Frodo sits in the moonlight in the spring of his last year in Middle-earth,
remembering Lothlórien and considering his choices.

The Battle of Bywater (1093): Lulleny
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"There are some things that are not mine to do, Sam," said Frodo.

Beauty (1099): Nickey
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Frodo and Sam on the ride to the Grey Havens.

Red Roses, Golden Arrows (507): Regina
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Tooks make a banner of their own for Pippin to carry when he rides out
to battle the Ruffians.

The Smell of Mint (1105): Regina
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
As the Shirefolk gather up the bodies of both dead hobbits and men after the
Battle of Bywater, Merry sorts through his anger at Grima Wormtongue while
organizing the burial effort.

Return to Rivendell (1115): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
The hobbits return to Rivendell on their way back to the Shire, one day
before Frodo and Bilbo’s birthdays. The two weeks spent in Rivendell are
ones of angst, healing, celebrations, and revelations, including some very
unexpected guest appearances.

First Flower (657): SilverWolf
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie
Sam awaits the birth of his first child and Frodo spends the time with him.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Post-Ring War Drabble

Changes (231): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Another party, after the Ring War: Merry reflects on what has changed, and
what has stayed the same.

Namesake (301): Elana
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie
Sam and Rosie name their first son.

Chasing and Burg'ling (580): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Returning from the Shire, Frodo must explain himself and his adventures to
the Gaffer.

A Lesson In Mercy (638): Vistula the Dunadan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam confronts a spider

My Hero (640): Vistula the Dunadan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie
Rosie asks Sam to show his heroic side



SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Pre-War of the Ring

Bilbo’s Gift (1177): Anso the Hobbit
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Preparing for bed on the night of the big birthday party, Merry discovers
the gift that Bilbo has left for him.

Fear (688): Ariel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence and mature themes
Romance Partners: N/A
Brandy Hall in 1377 was a magical place for young Frodo Baggins, until a
sullen cousin, a fabulous necklace and a deadly fall make life, and living,
very difficult for him.

Arriving at Crickhollow (1185): Hai Took
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A gap-filler about when Pippin tells the others about crossing the Shire and
running into the Black Riders for the first time.

The Terror of Buckland (687): Inkling
PG, Reason for Rating: Some drunken behavior and implied child abuse.
Romance Partners: n/a
Being an account of the pranks, scrapes, and misadventures of young Frodo
Baggins.

Earth (320): Jeodo Brandybuck
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Pre-quest - In which the Hobbiton Lithe Festival brings about several
unexpected challenges.

Birthday Present (462): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The day after Bilbo leaves the Shire, Merry stays at Bag end helping Frodo
distribute Bilbo's gifts and handle the crowd. That night, as Merry prepares
for bed, he discovers in his room the wrapped gift that Bilbo left for him.

A conspiracy forged (585): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Young Pippin attends Bilbo's 111th birthday. He receives, loses, and regains
a rather unique family heirloom.

Conspirators (1182): SlightlyTookish
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Before Frodo awakens, Pippin and Sam talk at Woodhall.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: War of the Ring

Shire Reckoning (1176): Anso the Hobbit
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Watching and waiting in Cormallen brings forth memories of old for more than
one watcher.

Thicker Than Blood (669): Ariel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: n/a
From Frodo's fall at the ford to his waking at Rivendell - the story Tolkien
only hinted at.

Home Cooking Hobbit-Stlye (175): Budgielover
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In a well-intentioned effort to encourage the reluctant Frodo to eat, Merry,
Pippin, and Sam take over Rivendell's kitchens to cook him his favourite
food.

Meetings (798): Elendiari22
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In Minas Tirith, Frodo Baggins has a late-night meeting with someone very
unexpected.

A Moments Peace (973): pearltook1
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
While in Ithilien, Sam has a moment to think about home and what is dear to
his heart.

Together In One Breath (816): Pipspebble
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A glimpse at Pippin's struggle with recovery after the Battle at the Black
Gate.

Oath (1181): Pipwise Brandygin
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
At the very beginning of the Quest, Pippin ponders Elrond's words to the
Fellowship.

The Mirror of Angelica (997): Salsify
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
For his 111th birthday, Bilbo gave young Angelica Baggins a convex mirror to
tease her about her vanity. Eighteen years later, the gift has unanticipated
consequences. A companion piece to this story is not completed.

And the Halfling Forth Shall Stand (511): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
In Rivendell, Frodo thinks about who might have volunteered to be the
Ring-bearer, had he died of his wounds.

Fairer Than Most (69): SlightlyTookish
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
On the way to Rivendell, Merry and Pippin tease Frodo about the way Gandalf
described him to Butterbur. Frodo turns the tables and wonders how Gandalf
might have described them.


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Msg# 4537

Races/Places: Men, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:37:49 Topic ID# 4537
Check Ballots for Main Category Races/Places: Men

110 (59): Aeneid
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Boromir's journey from Gondor to Rivendell. An experimental mix of prose and
poetry. Some stream-of-consciousness, some free verse.

Walk No More in Shadow (1004): Anoriath
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Much is said of the love that Eomer bore for Elessar ere he rose from the
grass of the Rohirrim's homelands. But what of that for his lady sister's
choice of helpmate? Surely, after the lechery of Wormtongue and the
disappointment of rejected love for Aragorn, the presumed King of Rohan
would have little taste for letting his sister's heart chose another so
swiftly. Inspired by the scowl with which Eomer examined Faramir and his
sister at the King's coronation in PJ's ROTK, but characters and events
solidly based in book-verse.

Where the Stars Are Strange (255): Dwimordene
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Could be titled "the existential Aragorn!" When the going tets tough (or has
been for awhile), Aragorn and Indirkan (OC) have some decisions to ponder.
Takes place in Harad, during Aragorn's early journeys.

Downfall (354): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
One of the Faithful misses Elendil's boats as the Waves drown Numenor.

Who Watches the Watch-stones? (438): jen_loves_elves
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
While returning to the north and leaving Gondor and the disguise of
"Thorongil" behind, Aragorn takes a short-cut through Druadan Forest and has
an interesting meeting with a couple of Wild Men.

Two of Thirty-One (174): Leaward
PG, Reason for Rating: implied violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Two members of the Grey Company's experiences while fighting to help Aragorn
regain his crown. A field soldier's view of the the trip through the Paths
of the Dead, fighting on the Pelennor fields and facing the hordes at the
Black Gate.

And These Pearls That Were Her Eyes (506): Regina
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content (some non-consensual), violence, adult
themes
Romance Partners: Isildur/Miriel, Pharazon/Miriel
On the final two days of her life, Tar-Miriel, last queen of Númenor,
reflects upon her unhappy marriage, her one moment of bravery, and her
ultimate fate.

A mother's duty (1384): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Finduilas seeks aid from Ioreth in the Houses of Healing...

Fall of Osgiliath (633): Valedhelgwath
PG, Reason for Rating: Contains violence (let the author decide on this one)
Romance Partners: n/a
The fall of Osgiliath experienced by a seasoned Ithilien Ranger.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Men: Drabble

Arnor Ascendant (232): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The crowning of Valandil, son of Isildur.

Another Name (296): Elana
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn recieves one of his many names.

Morgul Vale (1306): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn ventures near Minas Morgul

His Lady's Horse (943): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Halbarad brings Aragorn a gift from Rivendell.

A net of warring duties (1361): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Denethor's thoughts about Gandalf...

Fathers and Sons, Cousins and Brothers (1383): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Théodred endures his young cousin's worship...

More like to the swift sons of Eorl (1377): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éomer remembers Boromir and Théodred...

Pride (1366): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éomer makes a match...



SubCategory: Races/Places: Men: Eriador

Heirs of Isildur (243): Dwimordene
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Aragorn,f; Halbarad/f
A humorous story about the marriage market pressures that Aragorn would
experience as the uncrowned (and very much in the way of danger) king of
Arnor and Gondor. There is humour here, but there's also some serious talk
about the place of romance in Dúnedain relationships.

Not In Our Stars (245): Dwimordene
R, Reason for Rating: prostitution, age of consent lower than contemporary
custom, sexual content
Romance Partners: Aragorn,Halbarad; Halbarad/OMC
It would be a better world if love knew no bounds. It might not then
complicate friendships so.

Semper Fidelis (249): Dwimordene
R, Reason for Rating: adultery, sexual content
Romance Partners: Halbarad/OMC
"[N]ot every action or feeling admits of the mean...We cannot do them well
or not well—by committing adultery, for instance, with the right woman at
the right time in the right way."--Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics, Bk II.6,
1107a 10-15. A sequel to "Not In Our Stars" in which the author tries to
deal with the ins and outs of temptation, love, commitment, indiscretions,
and authority among Rangers and their community. Turns on the standard h/c
scenario while attempting to undermine it.

Tales of the Hunter (722): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Even in Middle-earth there is a mother behind every hero. Here is the mother
of a Ranger of the Northern Dunedain, as her son grows into his inheritance.
(Vignette)

Promises to Keep (169): Leaward
PG, Reason for Rating: romantic elements
Romance Partners: OMC/OFC
Promises to Keep: an OC Dunedain Ranger patrols the South Downs and Bree
area in the fall of 3018 TA, while trying to attract the attention of a Bree
girl.

Swords Returned (172): Leaward
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
A Ranger of the North explains to his young son what happens to those who
have fallen, and how their kin will learn of their death.

Warm Beds and Warmer Heads (1016): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen, Halbarad/OFC
Aragorn, Halbarad, their campfire, and some questionably-obtained ale. Join
our two favorite Rangers around the flames for what might have passed as a
typical night in their world.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Men: Poetry

Gríma's Giftgiving (502): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Response to the Bitter Valentine's Day poetry Challenge at HASA. Somewhere
or other Grima has picked up a bit of a haiku influence.

Idle Leaves (68): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Flotsam and jetsam from Aragorn's rucksack.

Lullaby for the Longest Night, A (503): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A Dúnedain carol for the Winter Solstice.

Whispers (273): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: character death
Romance Partners: n/a
The river Anduin bears tiding of Boromir's death to Minas Tirith. Based on
Tolkien's poem "Lament for Boromir".

Battle Song of the Riddermark (274): Elwen_Aiwelinde
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A battle-song and call to arms for the Riders of Rohan.

Creation of Horses, The (275): Elwen_Aiwelinde
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
This song tells the Rohirric myth of the creation of horses.

Song of the Faithful (498): Ninquelosse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A poem (or, more like, a prayer), that might have been sung by the Faithful
of Númenor.

Eyes like the Moon (125): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: NA
Romance Partners: n/a
A love poem of the Haradrim. Inspired from a scene in TTT EE, a mix of verse
and prose.

Msg# 4538

Races/Places: Rohan, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:38:51 Topic ID# 4538
Check Ballots for Main Category Races/Places: Men

110 (59): Aeneid
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Boromir's journey from Gondor to Rivendell. An experimental mix of prose and
poetry. Some stream-of-consciousness, some free verse.

Walk No More in Shadow (1004): Anoriath
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Much is said of the love that Eomer bore for Elessar ere he rose from the
grass of the Rohirrim's homelands. But what of that for his lady sister's
choice of helpmate? Surely, after the lechery of Wormtongue and the
disappointment of rejected love for Aragorn, the presumed King of Rohan
would have little taste for letting his sister's heart chose another so
swiftly. Inspired by the scowl with which Eomer examined Faramir and his
sister at the King's coronation in PJ's ROTK, but characters and events
solidly based in book-verse.

Where the Stars Are Strange (255): Dwimordene
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Could be titled "the existential Aragorn!" When the going tets tough (or has
been for awhile), Aragorn and Indirkan (OC) have some decisions to ponder.
Takes place in Harad, during Aragorn's early journeys.

Downfall (354): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
One of the Faithful misses Elendil's boats as the Waves drown Numenor.

Who Watches the Watch-stones? (438): jen_loves_elves
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
While returning to the north and leaving Gondor and the disguise of
"Thorongil" behind, Aragorn takes a short-cut through Druadan Forest and has
an interesting meeting with a couple of Wild Men.

Two of Thirty-One (174): Leaward
PG, Reason for Rating: implied violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Two members of the Grey Company's experiences while fighting to help Aragorn
regain his crown. A field soldier's view of the the trip through the Paths
of the Dead, fighting on the Pelennor fields and facing the hordes at the
Black Gate.

And These Pearls That Were Her Eyes (506): Regina
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content (some non-consensual), violence, adult
themes
Romance Partners: Isildur/Miriel, Pharazon/Miriel
On the final two days of her life, Tar-Miriel, last queen of Númenor,
reflects upon her unhappy marriage, her one moment of bravery, and her
ultimate fate.

A mother's duty (1384): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Finduilas seeks aid from Ioreth in the Houses of Healing...

Fall of Osgiliath (633): Valedhelgwath
PG, Reason for Rating: Contains violence (let the author decide on this one)
Romance Partners: n/a
The fall of Osgiliath experienced by a seasoned Ithilien Ranger.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Men: Drabble

Arnor Ascendant (232): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The crowning of Valandil, son of Isildur.

Another Name (296): Elana
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn recieves one of his many names.

Morgul Vale (1306): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn ventures near Minas Morgul

His Lady's Horse (943): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Halbarad brings Aragorn a gift from Rivendell.

A net of warring duties (1361): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Denethor's thoughts about Gandalf...

Fathers and Sons, Cousins and Brothers (1383): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Théodred endures his young cousin's worship...

More like to the swift sons of Eorl (1377): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éomer remembers Boromir and Théodred...

Pride (1366): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éomer makes a match...



SubCategory: Races/Places: Men: Eriador

Heirs of Isildur (243): Dwimordene
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Aragorn,f; Halbarad/f
A humorous story about the marriage market pressures that Aragorn would
experience as the uncrowned (and very much in the way of danger) king of
Arnor and Gondor. There is humour here, but there's also some serious talk
about the place of romance in Dúnedain relationships.

Not In Our Stars (245): Dwimordene
R, Reason for Rating: prostitution, age of consent lower than contemporary
custom, sexual content
Romance Partners: Aragorn,Halbarad; Halbarad/OMC
It would be a better world if love knew no bounds. It might not then
complicate friendships so.

Semper Fidelis (249): Dwimordene
R, Reason for Rating: adultery, sexual content
Romance Partners: Halbarad/OMC
"[N]ot every action or feeling admits of the mean...We cannot do them well
or not well—by committing adultery, for instance, with the right woman at
the right time in the right way."--Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics, Bk II.6,
1107a 10-15. A sequel to "Not In Our Stars" in which the author tries to
deal with the ins and outs of temptation, love, commitment, indiscretions,
and authority among Rangers and their community. Turns on the standard h/c
scenario while attempting to undermine it.

Tales of the Hunter (722): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Even in Middle-earth there is a mother behind every hero. Here is the mother
of a Ranger of the Northern Dunedain, as her son grows into his inheritance.
(Vignette)

Promises to Keep (169): Leaward
PG, Reason for Rating: romantic elements
Romance Partners: OMC/OFC
Promises to Keep: an OC Dunedain Ranger patrols the South Downs and Bree
area in the fall of 3018 TA, while trying to attract the attention of a Bree
girl.

Swords Returned (172): Leaward
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
A Ranger of the North explains to his young son what happens to those who
have fallen, and how their kin will learn of their death.

Warm Beds and Warmer Heads (1016): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen, Halbarad/OFC
Aragorn, Halbarad, their campfire, and some questionably-obtained ale. Join
our two favorite Rangers around the flames for what might have passed as a
typical night in their world.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Men: Poetry

Gríma's Giftgiving (502): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Response to the Bitter Valentine's Day poetry Challenge at HASA. Somewhere
or other Grima has picked up a bit of a haiku influence.

Idle Leaves (68): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Flotsam and jetsam from Aragorn's rucksack.

Lullaby for the Longest Night, A (503): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A Dúnedain carol for the Winter Solstice.

Whispers (273): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: character death
Romance Partners: n/a
The river Anduin bears tiding of Boromir's death to Minas Tirith. Based on
Tolkien's poem "Lament for Boromir".

Battle Song of the Riddermark (274): Elwen_Aiwelinde
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A battle-song and call to arms for the Riders of Rohan.

Creation of Horses, The (275): Elwen_Aiwelinde
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
This song tells the Rohirric myth of the creation of horses.

Song of the Faithful (498): Ninquelosse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A poem (or, more like, a prayer), that might have been sung by the Faithful
of Númenor.

Eyes like the Moon (125): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: NA
Romance Partners: n/a
A love poem of the Haradrim. Inspired from a scene in TTT EE, a mix of verse
and prose.



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Msg# 4539

Races/Places: Rohan, Check Ballot #1 (the real one) Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:39:54 Topic ID# 4539
Check Ballots for Main Category Races/Places: Rohan

Blood of Kings, The (225): Chris
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
How do you face a rite of passage without your father? Théoden helps Éomer
just after Éomund's death.

A Foolish Thing (1031): Dana
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for angst
Romance Partners: N/A
The palantir...what Merry and Pippin saw...

The Clasp Undone (691): DragonLady7
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
A gapfiller, after Theodred's death and before Gandalf frees Theoden, mostly
dealing with Eomer's grief for his cousin. Verses stolen from the medieval
"Marwnad Llywelyn."

Marriage of Souls (334): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothíriel
Éomer of Rohan is now king of the Riddermark, and he must make a very
special decision. Will he follow his heart, or must duty dictate his choice?

The Bonding (423): Isil Elensar
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The tale of young Eowyn and her first horse.

Last Hero (37): Joan Milligan
PG, Reason for Rating: battlefield violence
Romance Partners: n/a
At the battle of the Pelennor Fields, Eomer is thrown headfirst into the
reality of the war.

Like a Woman (509): Salsify
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éowyn's cousin gives her interpretation of the heroine/deserter question.

Marked (904): simbelmyne
PG, Reason for Rating: non-graphic adult situations
Romance Partners: Boromir/Theodred
Eowyn observes a painful parting.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Rohan: Drabble

Challenge (207): Cheryl
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Eomer tries to break Firefoot.

Legacy of the Blessed (1351): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éomer and Éowyn ponder the fate of their Dunlending prisoners.

Metamorphosis (239): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Eowyn decides to ride to Gondor as Dernhelm.

Third Line (331): Elvenesse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éomer's thoughts on the way to the Black Gate.

To Reconcile (336): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Éomer realizes how little he knows about his sister.

Folly (366): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éowyn speaks with Elfhelm, wanting his permission for her to ride to Gondor.

Call on the Wind (935): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éomer hears Boromir's last horn call from Amon Hen.

So Other Men May Fight (958): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Bergil tries to convince his father to let him stay in Minas Tirith.

The Road to Isengard (1326): Marta
PG, Reason for Rating: violent imagery
Romance Partners: n/a
A drabble about the riding of Théoden's guard and Gandalf's companions,
between their leaving Helm's Deep and their arriving at Isengard.

To Shield a Shield-maiden (964): Marta
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, implied (non-consensual) sexuality
Romance Partners: n/a
Théodred watches Éowyn practice her swordsmanship and muses on his cousin.

His Own Wisdom (493): Nessime
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Háma must decide whether to follow orders or trust to his own judgment



SubCategory: Races/Places: Rohan: Original Characters

Night and Fog (670): Azalais
PG, Reason for Rating: scary imagery
Romance Partners: n/a
"They reached the west-shores of Anduin a little north of Sarn Gebir, as
they had trysted; and there received horses and raiment that were secretly
ferried over the River." What a lad from the Eastemnet saw one night in July
3018 on the banks of the Anduin.

We Who Remain (719): Elvenesse
PG, Reason for Rating: Adult Themes
Romance Partners: n/a
A vignette on a young girl of Rohan as she returns home at the end of the
war. (Vignette)

The Quest (437): Isil Elensar
R, Reason for Rating: One chapter has sexual content
Romance Partners: Orophin/F
Rian Ithilmir has come to Lorien for the first time. What she's unaware of
is that she's been long expected there.

Abrecan (433): Rhapsody
G, Reason for Rating: G-rated
Romance Partners: n/a
Many tales haven been spun and told about Thorongil. Ever heard the tale of
how he met a lady that outmatched him? Meet Abrecan.

Sulnur (145): sulriel
PG, Reason for Rating: innuendo
Romance Partners: n/a
As the Eorlingas prepare for battle, one rider makes his choice.

Boar and Steward (564): thevina_finduilas
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An eight year old girl of Rohan unwittingly uncover a piece of history, but
it takes a very unexpected visitor from a stranger to give her the clues to
discover its source.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Rohan: Romance

Morwen and Eredh (1059): Chris
PG, Reason for Rating: mild sexual suggestion
Romance Partners: m/f
Named for a Queen known as Steelsheen, Morwens'greatest test of strength
comes not during battle, but in surviving. Her mettle is proven by living
joyfully in the uncertain and all too brief days she has with her Ranger.

Jessed (213): Cupiscent
R, Reason for Rating: sexual activity
Romance Partners: Eowyn, Hama
Háma serves Rohan and the Lady with soul, body... and heart.

Theodred's Tale (305): Elana
R, Reason for Rating: Violence.
Romance Partners: Theodred/f
Stunned by news of Saruman's treachery, Theodred must ready Rohan for war,
while dealing with the machinations of Grima Wormtongue and the decline of
his father King Theoden. Can he keep the secret of his love for Elana,
mother of a half-orc child? How can he stay true to all his varied
loyalties, as the Battle of the Fords of Isen grows ever closer? Sequel to
Elana's Tale.

Question of Honour, A (413): Honesty
R, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence, erotic content
Romance Partners: Éomer/Gimli
Gimli and Éomer at their antagonistic best. Very, very slashy. But
book-based, believe it or not.

Translation (988): marastar
PG-13, Reason for Rating: erotic content, adult themes
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Faramir learns a new language.

Triptych (901): simbelmyne
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult content (non-graphic)
Romance Partners: Boromir/Theodred
Triple-drabble: twilight, midnight, and daylight. They have only the time
between nightfall and sunrise.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Rohan: Vignette

All That Was Beauitiful (1270): Citrine
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Eowyn's first meeting with Grima. One shot vignette, G-rated, but slightly
creepy.

Justice (244): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Dwim's attempt to answer the question "Is Éowyn a deserter or a heroine?
Features Éomer, Éowyn, and Elfhelm.

Among the Fields of Green (280): ErinRua
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Elfhelm of Rohan remembers the death of Théodred, son of Théoden, at the
battle for the Fords of Isen.

To Hope's End (335): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A Rohirrim warrior on the Pelennor Field bears witness to the Witch King's
fall, and from it draws his own grim courage.

Rekindled (1089): Kielle
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, graphic description
Romance Partners: n/a
Helm Hammerhand's nephew Frealaf has bloodily reclaimed Edoras by slaying
the usurper Wulf, but one task remains... A brief bittersweet tale of Rohan,
set just after the only time the people of the Mark were ever routed by
invaders.

Defense Enough (492): Nessime
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Grimbold considers the defense of the Fords of Isen.

Bystander (903): simbelmyne
PG-13, Reason for Rating: non-graphic adult situations
Romance Partners: Boromir/Theodred
Elfhelm observes the Prince of the Mark and the Captain of the White Tower
in an unguarded moment.

Strength (829): Songspinner
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry, speaking with Legolas after Pippin leaves with Gandalf, comes to some
truths that prove to be both startling and comforting.

Hero (594): Tiana Luthien
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A young boy visits Éomer while he's in prison and discovers that his hero is
something other than he expected.


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Msg# 4540

Races/Places: Villians, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 06, 2005 - 23:40:42 Topic ID# 4540
Check Ballots for Main Category Races/Places: Villains

Sand Circle, The (49): A L Milton
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A day in the life of Anguo, an oliphaunt trainer. Short vignette in which
legends are retold, baths are taken, and feet are scraped.

For Love of Creation (92): Andreth
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Sauron/OFC
As he stands on the rebuilt tower of Barad-dûr while his armies prepare to
leave for Eregion, Annatar/Sauron contemplates the desire for creation and
the consequences for those who suffer from it: Fëanor, Morgoth and Ilúvatar,
but particularly himself.

Servant of Elbereth (796): Beethoven's 7th
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
In Mordor, it is not only Gollum who follows Frodo and Sam ...

Giving Gifts (241): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A boy of Harad learns a lesson from his father on the proper way to give the
most precious of gifts.

Sweet Meat (1073): Ijemanja
PG-13, Reason for Rating: horrific imagery, adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
"Shelob was gone; and whether she lay long in her lair, nursing her malice
and her misery, and in slow years of darkness healed herself from within,
rebuilding her clustered eyes, until with hunger like death she spun once
more her dreadful snares in the glens of the Mountains of Shadow, this tale
does not tell." (LOTR, book IV, chapter X) Here, then, is the untold tale of
Shelob after her encounter with Sam. Her hunger is great, but she is good at
waiting, and there are many footfalls along her dark tunnels these days...

Red Fire, Black Blood (1121): just_sphinx
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Morgoth reflects in the Void, ever remembering the one who escaped.
Featuring Morgoth, Maedhros.

Bitter as Willow (801): Nickey
PG-13, Reason for Rating: For some frightening themes
Romance Partners: N/A
Old Man Willow has vengeance within his grasp...

Cornfield, The (530): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Just why is there a cornfield in the middle of an otherwise very
English-looking Shire? And how does Frodo get so far ahead of Sam that Sam
"loses" him?



SubCategory: Races/Places: Villains: Drabble

The Men of the South (233): Dwimordene
PG, Reason for Rating: Generally dark atmosphere
Romance Partners: none
The villainy of war is manifold: the final stages of the battle of Pelennor
Field.

Alas, Poor Ufthak! (200): Elena Tiriel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"'D'you remember old Ufthak? We lost him for days. Then we found him in a
corner; hanging up he was, but he was wide awake and glaring. How we
laughed! She'd forgotten him, maybe, but we didn't touch him -- no good
interfering with [Shelob]' ..." (The Two Towers, "The Choices of Master
Samwise")

Triumph Incarnate (198): Elena Tiriel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"And Sauron, sitting in his black seat in the midst of the Temple, had
laughed when he heard the trumpets of Ar-Pharazôn sounding for battle; and
again he had laughed when he heard the thunder of the storm; and a third
time, even as he laughed at his own thought, thinking what he would do now
in the world, being rid of the Edain for ever, he was taken in the midst of
his mirth, and his seat and his temple fell into the abyss. But Sauron was
not of mortal flesh, and though he was robbed now of that shape in which he
had wrought so great an evil ... yet his spirit arose out of the deep ...
and came back to Middle-earth...." (The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth")

Orc's Best Friend (384): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A moment between a warg-rider and his steed.

Roast Mutton (1362): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Bilbo tries to burgle the trolls.

Nine Riders (791): Rabidsamfan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A set of nine drabbles, one for each of the Black Riders, exploring their
personalities, such as they were...

Long March, The (542): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The thoughts of one of the Haradrim seen by Sam in Ithilien, just before the
Rangers attack.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Villains: Nazgul

Shadowsong (714): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
"But the hearts of men are easily corrupted..." Why did Sauron's corruption
work so well with men and how much of the man is left after ages in the
shadow? An attempt to look into the mind of the Lord of the Nazgul.

This Too Shall Pass (742): Isabeau of Greenlea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An alternate ending to the scene at Osgiliath with Frodo and the Nazgul.

Cursed Queen of Angmar (450): khazar_khum
R, Reason for Rating: violence, torture, erotic content, mature themes
Romance Partners: Witch-king/OFC (Ariashal)
Ariashal of Rhudaur is the unwitting lynchpin of her father's machinations
with the Witch-king of Angmar. And she's cursed, too.

Gift of Rule (470): Lyllyn
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
The thoughts of the Witch-king when the gift was given... and accepted.

Once (485): Meril
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Lord of the Nazgûl reflects on his mortal life.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Villains: Orcs

Enmities (561): AmandaK
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
While men will fight for honor, renown and riches, women have other reasons
to fight. A retrospective look at the War of the Ring from an unusual
viewpoint.

Strange Bedfellows (250): Dwimordene
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
An incident between the different armies of Orcs, after the attack on Parth
Galen.

The Last Stand (76): Soledad
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence and Sexual Encounters
Romance Partners: N/A
That famous last fight between Éomer and Uglúk, seen from Uglúk's
perspective. A feeble attempt to create a glimpse of the culture of the
Uruk-hai... if there is such thing. I leave the judgement to you, oh most
gracious readers.

One Dark Day in Lugbúrz (521): Starlight
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The orcs of Lugburz set Gollum free.

Full Circle (348): Werecat
PG, Reason for Rating: disturbing images
Romance Partners: n/a
"Beasts, they've called us". So end the days of Kolgrun, last warrior of the
race of orcs.

Wish upon a star (194): Werecat
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Rating and warning for violence and disturbing
subjects, although nothing graphic
Romance Partners: interspecies (orc/OFC)
Girl falls to Middle Earth, hoping to meet the object of her desire:
Legolas. However, things turn quite differently from what she expected. AU,
of course. Parody/Black humour. Rating and warning for violence and
disturbing subjects, although nothing graphic.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Villains: Poetry

Melkor (440): Joan Milligan
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Melkor during the Great Music.

Sauron (442): Joan Milligan
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Sauron during the Akallabêth.

Death Doth Come (936): Marta
PG-13, Reason for Rating: horrific elements
Romance Partners: n/a
An extending and slight reworking of the Barrow-wight's song.

Prince of Pride (577): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
"Out of the deeps of Ea she came to the aid of Manwe; for Melkor she knew
from before the making of the Music and rejected him, and he hated her, and
feared her more than all others whom Eru made." ("Of the Valar", Valaquenta,
Silmarillion) A sonnet, from Manwë’s POV.

Under the Lonely Mountain Cold (965): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A dwarf drinking song about the death of Smaug.



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Msg# 4541

Re: Books/Time: Gap-Filler, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Marta Layton June 07, 2005 - 0:36:45 Topic ID# 4517
On 7 Jun 2005, at 00:09, Ainaechoiriel wrote:

> Check Ballots for Main Category Books/Time: Gap-Filler
>
> SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Drabble
>
> Mae Govannen (148): Azalais
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Glorfindel challenges the Nazgul at the Fords of Bruinen, and Aragorn
> is
> *very* glad to see him.
>

The link on this story points to all of Azalais' drabble. A more direct
link is:

http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?
CHid=1123&PHPSESSID=81bbdff5479eba252b785634d85ebade

> Bed Time (1248): Blackbirdsong
> G, Reason for Rating: Mild suggestion of possible slash
> Romance Partners: Frodo/Sam
> Four drabbles centered around Hobbits going to bed, this time near the
> Party.
>

I'm not sure, but should this have a reason for rating? I think the
instructions at the nominations site say we should enter "n/a" for G,
and the fact that it's slash is covered in the pairing.

Also, according tot he site the title of this piece is "Bed Time, Part
2". I think there are two drabble series by the same name.

> Beyond the Door (283): ErinRua
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Halbarad and Aragorn talk before the doors of the Paths of the Dead.
>

The link on this one points to a page of several drabbles. Do you need
to mention that you should scroll down to reach the drabble?

> At the Witch King's Feet (459): Lindelea
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Merry comes to Éowyn's aid at the Battle of the Pelennor.
>

Should this be "the Battle of the Pelennor Fields"? That's the title of
the chapter in ROTK.

Also, a more direct link is:

http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=371&cid=2706

> Before the Call to Muster (461): Lindelea
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> While waiting for the call to muster the army of the West, Merry and
> Pippin
> share a last cup of tea.
>

A more direct link is:

http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=371&cid=8009

> Devil of Kindness (685): Nancy Brooke
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> "I myself dared pass the doors of the Necromancer in Dol Guldur and
> explored
> his ways, [but] Saruman disuaded us from open deeds against him."
>

Should this quote have an attribution? IIRC, it's from "An Unexpected
Party", _The Hobbit_

Also, according to the website it's rated PG.

> In Bree (1345): Rabidsamfan
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Frodo watches his friends sleep in Bree.
>
> SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Drama
>
> At the Sammath Naur (126): Aratlithiel
> PG, Reason for Rating: Dark themes.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Frodo claims the Ring.
>

Delete period after "Dark themes"?

> SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Hobbits
>
> Hand in Hand (888): illyria-pffyffin
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: very angsty (parental death)
> Romance Partners: N/A
> After the death of Drogo and Primula Baggins Bilbo sees Frodo at the
> funeral
> and does his best to offer comfort and love.
>

To make this read more clearly, maybe: "and Primula Baggins, Bilbo sees
Frodo"?

> Prayer (887): illyria-pffyffin
> G, Reason for Rating: angst, but not too hurtfully done
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Merry sits beside Frodo's bed in Ithilien. His cousin seems to lose
> the
> fight against death, and Merry seeks help where he never did before.
>

I'm not sure of the rating at this one. I think the website says
G-rated stories should have n/a for their rating reason, but if you
think it helpful maybe we should leave this in.

> SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: War of the Ring
>
> Captain's Last Charge, The (81): AmandaK
> PG, Reason for Rating: PG for theme.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Faramir prepares to do his father's bidding and retake Osgiliath for
> Gondor.
>

This story is movieverse, and one of the category choices is actually
"Movieverse". Should the summary be edited to reflect this. (Many
readers may not expect it otherwise.)

> One Who Ran (1197): thevina_finduilas
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Inspired by some throwaway lines in 'The Black Gate Opens.' A short
> vignette
> about one of the nameless lost during the last days of the War of the
> Ring.
>

"The Black Gate Opens" is a chapter of ROTK. Should this be mentioned?
I.e., "by some throwaway lines in "The Black Gate Opens" (in The Return
of the King)."?

> Marta

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Msg# 4542

Re: Genres: Humor, Check Ballot #1 Posted by angelabrooks June 07, 2005 - 0:51:40 Topic ID# 4527
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...> wrote:
> Check Ballots for Main Category Genres: Humor


Aragorn: The Owner's Guide and Maintenance Manual (1154): Theresa Green

should be in the Aragorn subcategory, not the main category. I've
changed it on the website, not sure how it got messed up.

Elana

Msg# 4543

Re: Genres: Romance, Check Ballot #1 Posted by beleg1cuthalion June 07, 2005 - 1:05:53 Topic ID# 4531
Before I Go To Sleep (869): Cuthalion
Romance Partners: Frodo/OFC
> A lovestory between the Ringbearer and a girl from Hobbiton.
It's obviously
> AU and a tale about what might have been if Frodo had ever
found a love of
> his own. What would happen when the danger of the ring is
revealed and Frodo
> has to leave? Would she wait for his return? And how would
she handle the
> fact to be left behind again - and this time forever?

This tale is not listed as WIP, but it still is one (though it will
probably be finished at the end of this month or the beginning of
the next, therefore there might be no need to change anything...)

Cúthalion

Msg# 4544

Re: Races/Places: Rohan, Check Ballot #1 (the real one) Posted by angelabrooks June 07, 2005 - 1:13:40 Topic ID# 4539
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...> wrote:
> Check Ballots for Main Category Races/Places: Rohan
>
> SubCategory: Races/Places: Rohan: Romance
>
> Theodred's Tale (305): Elana
> R, Reason for Rating: Violence.
> Romance Partners: Theodred/f
> Stunned by news of Saruman's treachery, Theodred must ready Rohan
for war,
> while dealing with the machinations of Grima Wormtongue and the
decline of
> his father King Theoden. Can he keep the secret of his love for Elana,
> mother of a half-orc child? How can he stay true to all his varied
> loyalties, as the Battle of the Fords of Isen grows ever closer?
Sequel to
> Elana's Tale.

I thought we'd settled that Theodred's Tale belongs in the main
category, not romance? While it has elements of romance, that's not
the main focus of the plot.

Elana

Msg# 4545

Re: Check Ballots Posted by Liz Warren June 07, 2005 - 6:12:03 Topic ID# 4545
First of all, a huge thank you to all the categorisers for all their
hard work on what I know must have been a very difficult task.

Now on to the quibbles. ;-)

> SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: General Drabble

> Greater Gift, The (540): Tanaqui
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> As she arrives in Valinor, Galadriel reflects on her experience with Frodo
> in Valinor.

The summary should probably read "As she arrives in Valinor, Galadriel
reflects on her experience with Frodo." ie delete the final two words
"in Valinor." (But as I should have checked this properly when I
approved the nomination, I can quite understand if it doesn't get changed.)

> SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: General Drabble

> Returning from a Wedding (1379): Tanaqui
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Imrahil and his family reflect on Lothíriel's absence.
>
> Seeing (1356): Tanaqui
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Imrahil reflects...

Although I'm quite happy with these being in "Books/Time: Post-Ring War:
General Drabble", they could also both go in "Books/Time: Post-Ring War:
Gondor Drabble". Certainly neither of them are any less "Gondorian" than
"Refuge for the Weary, A (547)" which is in "Books/Time: Post-Ring War:
Gondor Drabble". So if you have any issues about the size of categories
or trying to avoid particular authors swamping a category, please feel
free to move one or both.

> SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Drabble

> Wise Enough (552): Tanaqui
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Faramir is tempted to take the Ring from Frodo.

I'm not entirely sure why this one is in Gap-Filler, as my first
category choice was "Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings", unless it was
to make the category viable, since it did mention gap-filler as the
first of the subcategory choices. But on reflection, it's more of an
alternative perspective of an event in the book, rather than a
gap-filler per se. If moving it would mean you would need to replace it
with another drabble to make the category viable, there are several of
mine in "Books/Time: Post-Ring War: General Drabble" and "Books/Time:
Post-Ring War: Gondor Drabble" that would fit much better in gap-filler
than this one. For instance, "Returning from a Wedding (1379)" that I
referred to above would be more appropriate here.

> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Poetry

> Tale of Isildur, The (550): Tanaqui
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Isildur steals the fruit of Nimloth, in the style of Chaucer's Canterbury
> Tales

While I'm happy for this to be here, it might fit better in "Genres:
Crossovers: Poetry", as it's an "in the style of" piece like my
nomination "Palantír (546)", which is in "Genres: Crossovers: Poetry"

> SubCategory: Races/Places: Gondor: Denethor and Finduilas

> Cup of Bitterness: First Meeting (531): Tanaqui
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
> Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
> The events surrounding the birth of Faramir, from Denethor's POV -- Denethor
> introduces his new son to his father, and has a first encounter with the
> palantir.

This really ought to be in the main category "Races/Places: Gondor", as
Denethor's relationship with Finduilas is only a small part of the
story, which gives nearly equal weight to Denethor's relationships with
Faramir, Ecthelion, Adrahil, Boromir, Thorongil and, of course, that
pesky palantír.

> Main Category Races/Places: Men
> A mother's duty (1384): Tanaqui
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Finduilas seeks aid from Ioreth in the Houses of Healing...

This could also go (and would probably fit better in) "Races/Places:
Gondor: Vignette", as it's very similar in theme to several of the other
stories in that subcategory.


Once again, thanks to all the organisers for all your hard work!

Cheers, Liz



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Msg# 4546

Re: Books/Time: Gap-Filler, Check Ballot #1 Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard June 07, 2005 - 7:46:56 Topic ID# 4517
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta Layton <melayton@g...> wrote:

> On 7 Jun 2005, at 00:09, Ainaechoiriel wrote:
>
>> Check Ballots for Main Category Books/Time: Gap-Filler
<snip>

>> Bed Time (1248): Blackbirdsong
>> G, Reason for Rating: Mild suggestion of possible slash
>> Romance Partners: Frodo/Sam
>> Four drabbles centered around Hobbits going to bed, this time near
>> the Party.
>>
>
> I'm not sure, but should this have a reason for rating? I think the
> instructions at the nominations site say we should enter "n/a" for
> G, and the fact that it's slash is covered in the pairing.
>
> Also, according tot he site the title of this piece is "Bed Time,
> Part 2. I think there are two drabble series by the same name.

Liaison Notes: Thank you for letting me know. What I see in the
nomination looks all right, except that I would change the "Reason for
rating" from "Mild sexual situation" to "mild suggestion of possible
slash". The scene involved really isn't a sexual situation, and I was
very over-cautious when rating it. Apart from that, the only thing I
worry about is its overall classification of type, given that it's
four related drabbles depicting different scenes. I really am unsure
of how else to classify it under MEFA's system, so as long as you
think it's all right to leave it as it is, I'm all right with it.
Liaison suggestion: What we have is the story type Drabble, but
instead of a true drabble (100 words) for length we can select drabble
series. A drabble series is a series of related 100-word drabbles.
Author reply: I remembered after I wrote you that it was originally
rated G and that I had changed it to a U (Universal) a while back in
order to avoid problems with the MPAA. It looks as though the person
who recommended it gave it a PG rating and might have mistaken a
comforting kiss (not on the mouth) between Frodo and Sam as a sexual
situation. Could you change the rating back to G, if it would not
offend your audience? I like very much the idea of submitting this as
a drabble series, as that is how I had written and described it
elsewhere. I had not seen the other submissions, and am glad to know
that that is possible. Everything else seems fine. Thank you very much.

Rhapsody

Msg# 4547

Re: Genres: Romance, Check Ballot #1 Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard June 07, 2005 - 7:52:09 Topic ID# 4531
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "beleg1cuthalion"
<beleg1cuthalion@y...> wrote:
> Before I Go To Sleep (869): Cuthalion
> Romance Partners: Frodo/OFC
>> A lovestory between the Ringbearer and a girl from Hobbiton.
>> It's obviously AU and a tale about what might have been if Frodo
>> had ever found a love of his own. What would happen when the danger
>> of the ring is revealed and Frodo has to leave? Would she wait for
>> his return? And how would she handle the fact to be left behind
>> again - and this time forever?
>
> This tale is not listed as WIP, but it still is one (though it will
> probably be finished at the end of this month or the beginning of
> the next, therefore there might be no need to change anything...)

Cuthalion, I just looked up the orginal nomination e-mail you
received. Back then I noted it was a WIP and it is listed in the
liaison notes. It was nominated as Story: Novella by Ariel.

You replied the same day with: I am glad about the nomination and I
gladly accept it, of course. The suggested categories, the summary,
rating and URL are correct. Thank you very much!

I hope this clarifies why it is listed like that in the system.

Rhapsody

Msg# 4548

Re: Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Marta Layton June 07, 2005 - 8:33:47 Topic ID# 4519
On 7 Jun 2005, at 00:12, Ainaechoiriel wrote:

> Check Ballots for Main Category Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
>
> Isildur's Inheritance (1299): Gwynnyd
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Aragorn is tempted by the Ring
>

Insert period at the end of summary?

> Wizard's Watch (1227): Pipspebble
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A heart to heart between Gandalf and Pippin...a combination of
> BookVerse and
> MovieVerse
>

Change heart to heart to heart-to-heart?

> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Drabble
>
> 'Peering in the water as the dark eve fell, I caught him, Gollum.'
> (19):
> Avon
> PG, Reason for Rating: Generally dark atmosphere.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Drabble. Aragorn captures Gollum.
>

Delete period at end of "generally dark atmosphere"?

> Dark Memory (46): Forodwaith
> G, Reason for Rating: none
> Romance Partners: NA
> Drabble. A snapshot from Aragorn's first journey through Moria.
>

Change "none" and "NA" to "n/a"?

> The Ride of the Rohirrim (1325): Marta
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> The Rohirrim ride to Gondor's aid.
>

This is on a page with several drabbles. Maybe mention that the reader
needs to scroll down?

> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Elves
>
> Forgetting War (1322): Karenator
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> When Legolas heard the cry of the gulls, his life in Middle Earth was
> changed forever. What was it that the cries awakened? What is sea
> longing?
> My take on the allure of the light in Valinor.
>

Change to Middle-earth?

> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Gondor
>
> The Council of Elrond (900): Lindelea
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A Serious Scholarly Work, an Endeavor to cast this Great Event into
> Poetry
> and shorten its Length for the sake of the Gentle Reader. (With
> apologies to
> Lewis Carroll)
>
>
>

This categorisation doesn't make sense. The three categories are Gr:
Crossover, Gr: Humor, and RP: Cross-cultural. Also, it's a poem. I've
reassigned it to Gr: Crossover/Poetry.

> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hobbits
>
> The Next Day (307): Saoirse
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mention of death.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> The Hobbits were buried on a hill in Bywater, and a stone was placed
> on
> their grave with a garden around it. One-shot.
>

Delete period after "mention of death"?

> Pawns (310): Tialys
> G, Reason for Rating: G
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Samwise joins Gandalf in a game of chess and choices are argued.
>

Change reason for rating to "n/a"?

> Bed of Roses (793): Vistula the Dunadan
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: Samwise Gamgee/Rosie Cotton
> Frodo, on Mount Doom, considers Sam's fate
>

Insert period at end of summary?

>
>
> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hurt/Comfort
>
> Cousins on Watch (984): Anso the Hobbit
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Two separate scenes based on the same starting line. The three
> cousins watch
> over each other in times of illness and injury. LoTR, Hobbits,
> Drama/angst
> H/c, Gondor, Cormallen
>

Delete last sentence? ("LoTR, Hobbits, Drama/angst, H/c, Gondor,
Cormallen") This reads more like a list of subcategories than part of
the summary.

> On Becoming An Adventurer (1161): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> What was the price of leaving the Shire, and everything they had known
> behind?
>

Delete comma after "Shire"?

>
>
> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Incomplete
>
> The Rainstorm (1262): Easterlily
> PG, Reason for Rating: Angst.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Frodo's parents died alone that day in the Brandywine River or did
> they? Who
> else was with them? What really happened?
>

Insert ellipsis or comma after "Brandywine River"?

> Cormallen (807): Mariposa
> PG, Reason for Rating: PG for descriptions of injuries and angst.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Pippin's wounding at the Last Battle, and his care in Ithilien. (I
> couldnýt
> find the story posted anywhere other than the authorýs livejournal,
> so the
> link is to Chapter 4, which has the links to the first 3 chapters at
> the
> top.)
>

Maybe rephrase this last part more formally? Something like. "(This
link points to chapter four, posted at the author's livejournal. Links
to the first three chapters are at the top.)"

> Hobbits (944): Marta
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> An attempt to collect the different quotes from "The Lord of the
> Rings" and
> "The Hobbit" pertaining to Shire-lore. Currently reflects books I-IV
> of "The
> Lord of the Rings". (WIP)
>

I thought this was going to go in a Hobbits/Incomplete category? Maybe
I misunderstood. Remember how I explained that it really didn't fit in
LOTR very well, and if we really couldn't make a Hobbits/WIP category I
need to go back and add LOTR as a category choice.

> The Best Brew in Buckland (934): Marta
> PG, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: Faramir/ýowyn
> While Minas Tirith celebrtes the marriage of Elessar and Arwen,
> Faramir
> joins Legolas, Merry, and Pippin for a private get-together. Much
> alcohol is
> consumed, and certain stewards of Gondor are embarrassed. Afterwards,
> ýomer
> and Gimli tired of the hobbits' glorating, try to help Faramir revenge
> himself of the humiliation. Also features Imrahil, Elphir, Erchiron,
> Elrohir, and a slew of OCs.
>

Change celbrtes to celebrates, and Elessar to Aragorn?

> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Poetry
>
> Close your Eyes (95): Werecat
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> a dwarven lullaby
>

Capitalise "A"?

> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Rivendell
>
> Out of All Knowledge (178): Budgielover
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult theme, medical gore
> Romance Partners: N/A
> The story of what the hobbits felt and experienced those dreadful four
> nights and three days as a dying Frodo is brought to Rivendell.
>

Technically, this is about the four nights *after* Frodo is brought to
Rivendell. I know this is probably picky, but should the summary be
changed to reflect this? Maybe "those dreadful four nights and three
days as Frodo lay dying in Rivendell"?

> Maps (1111): Kit5 (aka Pippinswolf)
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Merry spent some of his time in Rivendell in the library looking at
> maps.
> What went through his mind and to whom did he spoke about the Quest?
>

Maybe "did he speak"?

> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: The Shire
>
> For Eyes to See as Can (176): Larner
> PG, Reason for Rating: rated for suicidal thoughts
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Written from the point of Sam Gamgee, this is a look at the coming of
> Frodo
> Baggins to Bag End, the impact of the Ring on his life, and all that
> leads
> to his choice to leave Middle Earth.
>

Should this be "from the perspective of Sam Gamgee" or "from the point
of view of Sam Gamgee"? Also, maybe make "Middle Earth" "Middle-earth"?

Marta
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Msg# 4549

Re: Races/Places: Rohan, Check Ballot #1 (the real one) Posted by Marta Layton June 07, 2005 - 8:43:04 Topic ID# 4539
On 7 Jun 2005, at 02:13, angelabrooks wrote:

> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
> wrote:
> > Check Ballots for Main Category Races/Places: Rohan 
> > 
> > SubCategory: Races/Places: Rohan: Romance
> >  
> > Theodred's Tale (305): Elana
> > R, Reason for Rating: Violence.
> > Romance Partners: Theodred/f
> > Stunned by news of Saruman's treachery, Theodred must ready Rohan
> for war,
> > while dealing with the machinations of Grima Wormtongue and the
> decline of
> > his father King Theoden. Can he keep the secret of his love for
> Elana,
> > mother of a half-orc child? How can he stay true to all his varied
> > loyalties, as the Battle of the Fords of Isen grows ever closer?
> Sequel to
> > Elana's Tale.
>
> I thought we'd settled that Theodred's Tale belongs in the main
> category, not romance?  While it has elements of romance, that's not
> the main focus of the plot.
>
> Elana
>

Yes we had. *blush* I guess I never got around to changing it in the
system. I'll go do that right now.

Marta
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Msg# 4550

Re: Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check Ballot #1 Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard June 07, 2005 - 9:48:29 Topic ID# 4519
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta Layton <melayton@g...> wrote:
>
> On 7 Jun 2005, at 00:12, Ainaechoiriel wrote:
>
> > Check Ballots for Main Category Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
> >
> > Isildur's Inheritance (1299): Gwynnyd
> > G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> > Romance Partners: n/a
> > Aragorn is tempted by the Ring
> >
>
> Insert period at the end of summary?
<snip>
>> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Drabble
>>
>> 'Peering in the water as the dark eve fell, I caught him, Gollum.'
>> (19):
>> Avon
>> PG, Reason for Rating: Generally dark atmosphere.
>> Romance Partners: N/A
>> Drabble. Aragorn captures Gollum.
>>
>
> Delete period at end of "generally dark atmosphere"?

This is something I don't understand from your suggestions. In one
field you say delete the period, in another you want to add them. If
you want consistency, keep the periods in both fields at the end of
the line.

>> On Becoming An Adventurer (1161): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
>> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
>> Romance Partners: n/a
>> What was the price of leaving the Shire, and everything they had
>> known behind?
>>
>
> Delete comma after "Shire"?

It reads better with the comma.

>> Hobbits (944): Marta
>> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
>> Romance Partners: n/a
>> An attempt to collect the different quotes from "The Lord of the
>> Rings" and "The Hobbit" pertaining to Shire-lore. Currently
>> reflects books I-IV of "The Lord of the Rings". (WIP)
>
> I thought this was going to go in a Hobbits/Incomplete category?

It was inviable. All stories were moved to the second choices. Hobbits
was your second choice, there was no third choise, so Ainea placed it
in where she thought it fit the best.

> Maybe I misunderstood. Remember how I explained that it really
> didn't fit in LOTR very well, and if we really couldn't make a
> Hobbits/WIP category I need to go back and add LOTR as a category
> choice.

I don't know, I think Ainea can shed a light on this since she placed
it there.

>> The Best Brew in Buckland (934): Marta
>> PG, Reason for Rating: n/a
>> Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
>> While Minas Tirith celebrtes the marriage of Elessar and Arwen,
>> Faramir joins Legolas, Merry, and Pippin for a private
>> get-together. Much alcohol is consumed, and certain stewards of
>> Gondor are embarrassed. Afterwards, Éomer and Gimli tired of the
>> hobbits' glorating, try to help Faramir revenge himself of the
>> humiliation. Also features Imrahil, Elphir, Erchiron, Elrohir, and
>> a slew of OCs.
>
> Change celbrtes to celebrates, and Elessar to Aragorn?

I don't know ;) If Aragorn is called Elessar throughout the tale I see
no reason to change it. It's your story. What is glorating?

>> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Rivendell
>>
>> Out of All Knowledge (178): Budgielover
>> PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult theme, medical gore
>> Romance Partners: N/A
>> The story of what the hobbits felt and experienced those dreadful
>> four nights and three days as a dying Frodo is brought to
>> Rivendell.
>
> Technically, this is about the four nights *after* Frodo is brought
> to Rivendell. I know this is probably picky, but should the summary
> be changed to reflect this? Maybe "those dreadful four nights and
> three days as Frodo lay dying in Rivendell"?

All authors had to approve the summary when the nomination e-mail
ended in their mail box, if they approved it like that, let it be.
They know for the best how to summarize their tale.

>> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: The Shire
>>
>> For Eyes to See as Can (176): Larner
>> PG, Reason for Rating: rated for suicidal thoughts
>> Romance Partners: n/a
>> Written from the point of Sam Gamgee, this is a look at the coming
>> of Frodo Baggins to Bag End, the impact of the Ring on his life,
>> and all that leads to his choice to leave Middle Earth.
>
> Should this be "from the perspective of Sam Gamgee" or "from the
> point of view of Sam Gamgee"? Also, maybe make "Middle Earth"
> "Middle-earth"?

Ack no... Tolkien never wrote Middle Earth as Middle-Earth...

:c)

Rhapsody

Msg# 4551

Re: Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check Ballot #1 Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard June 07, 2005 - 9:55:31 Topic ID# 4519
<snip>

I am starting to confuse myself. LOL

> > Should this be "from the perspective of Sam Gamgee" or "from the
> > point of view of Sam Gamgee"? Also, maybe make "Middle Earth"
> > "Middle-earth"?
>
> Ack no... Tolkien never wrote Middle Earth as Middle-Earth...

I meant... Tolkien never wrote Middle-Earth as Middle-earth..

A slight one, but it still is a difference.

Rhapsody
(who needs a nap)

Msg# 4552

Re: Books/Time: Post-Ring War, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Marta Layton June 07, 2005 - 14:18:50 Topic ID# 4516
On 7 Jun 2005, at 00:10, Ainaechoiriel wrote:

> Check Ballots for Main Category Books/Time: Post-Ring War
>
> The Shadow Within (122): Arandil
> G, Reason for Rating: NA
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Thranduil receives a disturbing letter from an unlikely source. What
> possible cause could the King of the Green Wood have to travel at a
> momentýs
> notice to Ithilien to visit with his son?
>


Change "NA" to "N/A"?

> Forward and Back (1000): Larian Elensar
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: Implied sexual realtionship between the
> brothers
> though nothing graphic.
> Romance Partners: Elladan and Elrohir
> The twins look forward by looking back.
>

Insert comma after "between the brothers"?

> A Merry Meeting at Bree (211): maranya14
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> The advent of a group of mysterious men at the Prancing Pony greatly
> confuses poor Nob, and promises some surprises for Master Barliman
> Butterbur.
>

Capitalise "The"? In the books it's one phrase: "The Prancing Pony"?

> SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Aman
>
> Bearer of Bad Tidings (12): LOTR_lover
> G, Reason for Rating: none
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Elrond sees Celebrian's face in the crowd of elves at the quay in
> Avalloný,
> knowing he will have to tell her about Arwen. Elrond, Celebrian,
> Galadriel,
> Glorfindel.
>

Delete list of characters at the end, or else add "features"?
("Features Elrond, Celebrian, Galadriel, Glorfindel.")

> SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Final Partings
>
> Farewell (362): Forodwaith
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> "Gandalf and Radagast part at the end of the Third Age."
>

Is there any reason this is in quotes? It doesn't seem like a direct
quote from the books or anything.

> The Last Time (1118): SoundOfHorns
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Aragorn and Merry in the Hallows
>

Insert period after "Hallows"?

> SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Friendship
>
> Concerning Ladders (926): grey_wonderer
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> In which Pippin does something nice for Merry, and Merry does Pippin a
> disservice. A little Yule story set in Crickhollow. Shire, friendship
>

Delete "Shire, friendship"? This sounds like subcategories instead of
part of the summary.

> All I Ever Wanted (844): pippinfan88
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Merry takes advantage of a drunken lass and ends up marrying herýlol.
>

Should there be "lol" at the end of this?

> SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Gap-Filler
>
> Duet (886): Aratlithiel
> PG, Reason for Rating: strong angst
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Merry and Pippin remember Frodo
>

Insert period at end of summary?

> Fear no more (970): Cuthalion
> PG, Reason for Rating: perhaps needs some knowledge of the
> "Silmarillion"
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Faramir has been dreaming his entire life; in Autumn 1421 he has the
> most
> strange dream in his life and asks his King and Queen for help to
> understand
> it...
>

I'm not sure about this warning. Silm knowledge isn't a reason that it
would require a higher rating is it? I'm not saying that shouldn't be
included somewhere (though maybe it would fit better in the summary),
but shouldn't there also be some reason why it's rated PG? Adult
themes, or violence, or...?

> Homeward bound (945): Marta
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> During the stay in Bree on the return journey from Minas Tirith to the
> Shire, Nob reunites Sam with an old friend.
>

Maybe mention that this is a double drabble?

> Guarding the Shire (513): Shirebound
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> On the way home after thed War, Merry asks Aragorn and Gandalf why the
> Rangers were guarding the Shire for so long.
>

On the way home after *the* war (not thed)?

> SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: General Drabble
>
> Links (23): Forodwaith
> G, Reason for Rating: none
> Romance Partners: NA
> Drabble. Frodo remembers Boromir.
>

Since this is in a drabble category, should it maybe not have
"Drabble." at the beginnign?

> A Long Awaited Party (1298): Gwynnyd
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A Shire birthday party for the King
>

Insert period?

> For Everything There Is A Season (31): Isabeau of Greenlea
> G, Reason for Rating: none
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Drabble. Now that the war's over, there's time for other things....
>

Delete "Drabble" at the beginning?

> Greater Gift, The (540): Tanaqui
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> As she arrives in Valinor, Galadriel reflects on her experience with
> Frodo
> in Valinor.
>

Am I reading this correctly? It sounds like Galadriel is reflecting on
her experience with Frodo when the two of them were previously in
Valinor before. I've read this drabble, and I think it's about their
experiences in Middle-earth.

> SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Gondor
>
> Dawn (251): Acacea
> PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
> Romance Partners: Faramir/ýowyn
> Post ROTK -- Faramir's reflections before a battle, on the retreat
> across
> the Pelennor, and on ýowyn.
>

I think the beginning of the summary should be "After ROTK" or
"Post-ROTK"?

> Turning the Page (337): ErinRua
> PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
> Romance Partners: n/a
> A letter from ýomer, King of Rohan to Aragon, King of Gondor and
> Arnor, near
> the time of the latter's death. ýomer reflects on the past and
> remembers old
> friendships.
>

Insert comma after "King of Rohan"?

> SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Gondor Drabble
>
> Dandelion Clocks (17): Alawa
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Drabble. Arwen remembers Eowyn.
>

Delete "Drabble."?

> SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Incomplete
>
> Alas for Orthanc (98): BarrowWight
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: Dark themes
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Many people have read the work of Tolkien based on the accounts of
> history
> given in the Red Book identified to have been recorded by Bilbo and
> Frodo
> Baggins with compilation and editorial work by Samwise Gamgee. What
> follows
> is an account immediately following the events of the of the sixth
> book,
> specifically, beginning in the chapter entitled, "The Scouring of the
> Shire". This work stands in contrast with the historic information
> appearing
> only in the Appendixes of Tolkienýs work, i.e. the notes about how
> everyone
> lives happily ever after following the close of the last chapter, and
> no
> effort has been made to reconcile this account with those in the
> appendixes..
>
> The Road to Edoras (872): Dreamflower
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Fredegar Bolger leads an embassy of hobbits to the King's Court in
> Gondor.
> But first they must go to Rohan. A sequel to "A New Reckoning". (This
> story
> is currently at short story length but will eventually become a
> novella)
>

There are only two WIP pieces listed. Do they need to be moved to
another category?

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Msg# 4553

Re: Books/Time: Post-Ring War, Check Ballot #1, Part II Posted by Marta Layton June 07, 2005 - 14:33:11 Topic ID# 4518
On 7 Jun 2005, at 00:11, Ainaechoiriel wrote:

> Check Ballots for Main Category Books/Time: Post-Ring War
>
>
>
> SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Incomplete
>

Oops, disregard my previous email about there only being two WIPs -- I
didn't realise there was a second email.

> The Bee Charmer rewritten extended edition (587): pipkinsweetgrass
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: Just to be safe, since an upcoming chapter
> will
> have a non-graphic reference to the kidnapping and rape of a little
> girl
> during wartime. Mostly it's purely G rated.
> Romance Partners: Boromir/OFC, Merry/Estalla, Pippin/Diamond
> Rewritten! Can one leave the Shadow of the Ring to seek the Light?
> Can a Man
> become a Hobbit? An inner journey with a little action, adventure,
> drama,
> supernatural & romance. A tale of self-healing. PG for some scenes.
>

I understand the reason for the rating, but the official rating is
PG13, then the author notes that it's purely G, but the summary says
it's really PG. In my opinion we should cut out the "PG for some
scenes." reference.

> Rites Of Passage (700): Willow-wode
> R, Reason for Rating: Adult situations, sexual situations
> Romance Partners: Frodo/Original Male Character
> A 'coming of age' fic, known in the fandom as "The Forging of the
> Ringbearer".
>

Change romance partner to Frodo/OMC?

> SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Ithilien Drabble
>
> New Home (20): Tanaqui
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Drabble. Beregond and Bergil move to Ithilien.
>

Delete "Drabble."?

> SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Romance
>
> Sun on the Water (971): Cuthalion
> R, Reason for Rating: erotic contents
> Romance Partners: Faramir/ýowyn
> Faramir decides to give his wife a swimming lesson...
>

Change Reason for Rating to "erotic content" (no s)?

> Coming Home (1071): SilverMoonLady
> R, Reason for Rating: This tale is rated NC-17 at OSA because of their
> rules, but in spite of high angst, some violence and some erotic
> scenes the
> choice of words justifies only a R, IMO. A/N: redirected to Stories
> of Arda,
> with modified scenes with alters the rating to R.
> Romance Partners: Merry/Estella
> A story about Merry and Pippin (and Frodo), finding out that even in
> the
> restored Shire not all wounds are healed.
>

Hmm, should the Reason for Rating be reworked? I.e., "high angst,
violence, erotic scenes

> SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Shire
>
> Horn-Cry of Buckland, The (467): Lulleny
> PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
> Romance Partners: Merry/Esmeralda
> "In the Buckland, the Horn of the Mark was blown at sundown every
> November 2
> and bonfires and feastings followed." (Appendices) While preparing
> for the
> yearly fire and feast, Merry confronts a grief he didn't know he had.
>

There are several Appendices in Tolkien. Maybe "(LOTR Appendices)"?

> At Last (808): Mariposa
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Two drabble-and-a-halfýs about Pippin and Merryýs homecoming.
>

Maybe change summary to "about Pippin's and Merry's homecoming"?

> As Good As You (854): pearltook1
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Near the end of his life Paladin and Pippin have a father/son talk
> about the
> Thainship.
>

The first "his" in the summary is slightly ambiguous. Maybe "Near the
end of Paladin's life, he and Pippin"?

> Where Roses Grow (589): pippinfan88
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: Adult situations (het.)
> Romance Partners: Pippin/OFC
> Exploring the possibility of Pippin being a tween-aged parent. A
> tender
> story. COMPLETE
>

Delete "COMPLETE" in summary?

> Tall Tales (1153): Pipwise Brandygin
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Pippin and young Faramir, during a lovely afternoon in the Shire,
> Somewhere
> in the hills south of Tuckborough, 3rd of Thrimidge, 1440 SR.
>

I assume the Faramir here is Faramir Took, not the prince of Ithilien.
Maybe "Pippin and his young son Faramir", just to be clear?

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Msg# 4554

Re: Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Liz June 07, 2005 - 14:53:29 Topic ID# 4519
Hi Rhapsody

> I am starting to confuse myself. LOL
>
> > > Should this be "from the perspective of Sam Gamgee" or "from
the
> > > point of view of Sam Gamgee"? Also, maybe make "Middle Earth"
> > > "Middle-earth"?
> >
> > Ack no... Tolkien never wrote Middle Earth as Middle-Earth...
>
> I meant... Tolkien never wrote Middle-Earth as Middle-earth..
>
> A slight one, but it still is a difference.

I'm afraid you're starting to confuse *me*, because in both my 25 yo
copty of LotR published by Unwin and my bought-3-years-ago (and based
on the supposedly definitive e-text) copy published by HarperCollins,
it distinctly says Middle-earth, not Middle Earth or Middle-Earth. So
surely Middle-earth is the correct "canon" form (whether or not you
want to correct the summary of the story)?

Cheers, Liz

Msg# 4555

Re: Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check Ballot #1 Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard June 07, 2005 - 15:05:40 Topic ID# 4519
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Liz" <liz.warren@b...> wrote:
> Hi Rhapsody
>
> > I am starting to confuse myself. LOL
> >
> > > > Should this be "from the perspective of Sam Gamgee" or "from
> the
> > > > point of view of Sam Gamgee"? Also, maybe make "Middle Earth"
> > > > "Middle-earth"?
> > >
> > > Ack no... Tolkien never wrote Middle Earth as Middle-Earth...
> >
> > I meant... Tolkien never wrote Middle-Earth as Middle-earth..
> >
> > A slight one, but it still is a difference.
>
> I'm afraid you're starting to confuse *me*, because in both my 25 yo
> copty of LotR published by Unwin and my bought-3-years-ago (and
> based on the supposedly definitive e-text) copy published by
> HarperCollins, it distinctly says Middle-earth, not Middle Earth or
> Middle-Earth. So surely Middle-earth is the correct "canon" form
> (whether or not you want to correct the summary of the story)?

I think something is up with HarperCollins, because mine hold the
Middle-Earth and not Middle-earth at all. I checked it before I posted
it..

Rhapsody

Msg# 4556

Re: Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check Ballot #1 Posted by aelfwina@cableone.net June 07, 2005 - 15:22:22 Topic ID# 4519
Mine all say "Middle-earth", LOL!
Dreamflower
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--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Liz" <liz.warren@b...> wrote:
> Hi Rhapsody
>
> > I am starting to confuse myself. LOL
> >
> > > > Should this be "from the perspective of Sam Gamgee" or "from
> the
> > > > point of view of Sam Gamgee"? Also, maybe make "Middle Earth"
> > > > "Middle-earth"?
> > >
> > > Ack no... Tolkien never wrote Middle Earth as Middle-Earth...
> >
> > I meant... Tolkien never wrote Middle-Earth as Middle-earth..
> >
> > A slight one, but it still is a difference.
>
> I'm afraid you're starting to confuse *me*, because in both my 25 yo
> copty of LotR published by Unwin and my bought-3-years-ago (and
> based on the supposedly definitive e-text) copy published by
> HarperCollins, it distinctly says Middle-earth, not Middle Earth or
> Middle-Earth. So surely Middle-earth is the correct "canon" form
> (whether or not you want to correct the summary of the story)?

I think something is up with HarperCollins, because mine hold the
Middle-Earth and not Middle-earth at all. I checked it before I posted
it..

Rhapsody




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Msg# 4557

Re: Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check Ballot #1 Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard June 07, 2005 - 15:23:59 Topic ID# 4519
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, <aelfwina@c...> wrote:

*grin*

:c) Who is your publisher? Just curious.

Rhapsody

> Mine all say "Middle-earth", LOL!
> Dreamflower
> ----- Original Message -----
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> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 3:05 PM
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check
Ballot #1
>
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Liz" <liz.warren@b...> wrote:
> > Hi Rhapsody
> >
> > > I am starting to confuse myself. LOL
> > >
> > > > > Should this be "from the perspective of Sam Gamgee" or "from
> > the
> > > > > point of view of Sam Gamgee"? Also, maybe make "Middle Earth"
> > > > > "Middle-earth"?
> > > >
> > > > Ack no... Tolkien never wrote Middle Earth as Middle-Earth...
> > >
> > > I meant... Tolkien never wrote Middle-Earth as Middle-earth..
> > >
> > > A slight one, but it still is a difference.
> >
> > I'm afraid you're starting to confuse *me*, because in both my 25 yo
> > copty of LotR published by Unwin and my bought-3-years-ago (and
> > based on the supposedly definitive e-text) copy published by
> > HarperCollins, it distinctly says Middle-earth, not Middle Earth or
> > Middle-Earth. So surely Middle-earth is the correct "canon" form
> > (whether or not you want to correct the summary of the story)?
>
> I think something is up with HarperCollins, because mine hold the
> Middle-Earth and not Middle-earth at all. I checked it before I posted
> it..
>
> Rhapsody
>
>
>
>
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Msg# 4558

Re: Books/Time: Gap-Filler, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 07, 2005 - 15:26:28 Topic ID# 4517
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Marta Layton
> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 12:37 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Books/Time: Gap-Filler, Check Ballot #1
>
>
> On 7 Jun 2005, at 00:09, Ainaechoiriel wrote:
>
> > Check Ballots for Main Category Books/Time: Gap-Filler
> >
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Drabble
> >
> > Mae Govannen (148): Azalais
> > G, Reason for Rating: N/A

>
> The link on this story points to all of Azalais' drabble. A
> more direct
> link is:
>
> http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?
> CHid=1123&PHPSESSID=81bbdff5479eba252b785634d85ebade

Thanks. Fixed it.

> > Bed Time (1248): Blackbirdsong
> > G, Reason for Rating: Mild suggestion of possible slash
> > Romance Partners: Frodo/Sam
> > Four drabbles centered around Hobbits going to bed, this
> time near the
> > Party.
> >
>
> I'm not sure, but should this have a reason for rating? I think the
> instructions at the nominations site say we should enter
> "n/a" for G,
> and the fact that it's slash is covered in the pairing.


I look at it this way: It's required for what's above G. It's optional for
G.

>
> Also, according tot he site the title of this piece is "Bed
> Time, Part
> 2". I think there are two drabble series by the same name.

I changed the title.

>
> > Beyond the Door (283): ErinRua

>
> The link on this one points to a page of several drabbles. Do
> you need
> to mention that you should scroll down to reach the drabble?

Added that to the summary.
>
> > At the Witch King's Feet (459): Lindelea
> > G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> > Romance Partners: n/a
> > Merry comes to Éowyn's aid at the Battle of the Pelennor.
> >
>
> Should this be "the Battle of the Pelennor Fields"? That's
> the title of
> the chapter in ROTK.

Author approved the sumary as is. Not our responsibility

> Also, a more direct link is:
>
> http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=371&cid=2706

Got it. Thanks.
>
> > Before the Call to Muster (461): Lindelea
>
> A more direct link is:
>
> http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=371&cid=8009

Got it. Thanks.
>
> > Devil of Kindness (685): Nancy Brooke
> > G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > "I myself dared pass the doors of the Necromancer in Dol
> Guldur and
> > explored
> > his ways, [but] Saruman disuaded us from open deeds against him."
> >
>
> Should this quote have an attribution? IIRC, it's from "An
> Unexpected
> Party", _The Hobbit_

In this case, I did change the summary. Just added the reference.

>
> Also, according to the website it's rated PG.

Author approved it here as G. If they had approved an X or NC17 as R we
would have had a reason to change it, but from G to PG, I'm not going to
bother policing it.


> >
> > At the Sammath Naur (126): Aratlithiel
> > PG, Reason for Rating: Dark themes.
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > Frodo claims the Ring.
> >
>
> Delete period after "Dark themes"?

No, we needn't be that picky. I'm not going to fix typos in summaries or
missed capitalization in titles this year either.

>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Hobbits
> >
> > Hand in Hand (888): illyria-pffyffin
> > PG-13, Reason for Rating: very angsty (parental death)
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > After the death of Drogo and Primula Baggins Bilbo sees
> Frodo at the
> > funeral
> > and does his best to offer comfort and love.
> >
>
> To make this read more clearly, maybe: "and Primula Baggins,
> Bilbo sees
> Frodo"?

Author approved the summary as is. That was their responsibility.



>
> > Prayer (887): illyria-pffyffin
> > G, Reason for Rating: angst, but not too hurtfully done
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > Merry sits beside Frodo's bed in Ithilien. His cousin
> seems to lose
> > the
> > fight against death, and Merry seeks help where he never
> did before.
> >
>
> I'm not sure of the rating at this one. I think the website says
> G-rated stories should have n/a for their rating reason, but if you
> think it helpful maybe we should leave this in.

It's optional for G.

>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: War of the Ring
> >
> > Captain's Last Charge, The (81): AmandaK
> > PG, Reason for Rating: PG for theme.
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > Faramir prepares to do his father's bidding and retake
> Osgiliath for
> > Gondor.
> >
>
> This story is movieverse, and one of the category choices is
> actually
> "Movieverse". Should the summary be edited to reflect this. (Many
> readers may not expect it otherwise.)

Author's responsibility. Not ours.

>
> > One Who Ran (1197): thevina_finduilas
> > G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> > Romance Partners: n/a
> > Inspired by some throwaway lines in 'The Black Gate
> Opens.' A short
> > vignette
> > about one of the nameless lost during the last days of the
> War of the
> > Ring.
> >
>
> "The Black Gate Opens" is a chapter of ROTK. Should this be
> mentioned?
> I.e., "by some throwaway lines in "The Black Gate Opens" (in
> The Return
> of the King)."?

I think readers familiar with these works (as most LOTR fans would be) can
figure that one out.
Why did I add the reference to the other one? Because it quoted directly
from the text.
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Msg# 4559

Re: Genres: Romance, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 07, 2005 - 15:45:43 Topic ID# 4531
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of beleg1cuthalion
> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 1:05 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Genres: Romance, Check Ballot #1
>
> Before I Go To Sleep (869): Cuthalion
> Romance Partners: Frodo/OFC
> > A lovestory between the Ringbearer and a girl from Hobbiton.

> This tale is not listed as WIP, but it still is one (though
> it will probably be finished at the end of this month or the
> beginning of the next, therefore there might be no need to
> change anything...)
For now we'll change it to Incomplete. Let us know when it's finished and
we'll change it back.

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Msg# 4560

Re: Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check Ballot #1 Posted by aelfwina@cableone.net June 07, 2005 - 15:54:49 Topic ID# 4519
Most of them are Houghton-Mifflin, in various editions; I also still have a couple of my old Ballantines floating around.
Dreamflower
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--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, <aelfwina@c...> wrote:

*grin*

:c) Who is your publisher? Just curious.

Rhapsody

> Mine all say "Middle-earth", LOL!
> Dreamflower
> ----- Original Message -----
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> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
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> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check
Ballot #1
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>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Liz" <liz.warren@b...> wrote:
> > Hi Rhapsody
> >
> > > I am starting to confuse myself. LOL
> > >
> > > > > Should this be "from the perspective of Sam Gamgee" or "from
> > the
> > > > > point of view of Sam Gamgee"? Also, maybe make "Middle Earth"
> > > > > "Middle-earth"?
> > > >
> > > > Ack no... Tolkien never wrote Middle Earth as Middle-Earth...
> > >
> > > I meant... Tolkien never wrote Middle-Earth as Middle-earth..
> > >
> > > A slight one, but it still is a difference.
> >
> > I'm afraid you're starting to confuse *me*, because in both my 25 yo
> > copty of LotR published by Unwin and my bought-3-years-ago (and
> > based on the supposedly definitive e-text) copy published by
> > HarperCollins, it distinctly says Middle-earth, not Middle Earth or
> > Middle-Earth. So surely Middle-earth is the correct "canon" form
> > (whether or not you want to correct the summary of the story)?
>
> I think something is up with HarperCollins, because mine hold the
> Middle-Earth and not Middle-earth at all. I checked it before I posted
> it..
>
> Rhapsody
>
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Msg# 4561

Re: Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check Ballot #1 Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com June 07, 2005 - 15:56:02 Topic ID# 4519
I also have a copy of the HarperCollins edition, and it says in "Note On The Text" that this is the "best possible" version and will be entered into computers to allow for "...greater uniformity of text in future editions." All of the references in this edition are "Middle-earth". I am wondering though if Rhapsody might have books that were translated into English from Dutch, as that is her native language? Maybe there is some reason having to do with the translating process that makes it different in her books?

Mari

>Hi Rhapsody
>
>> I am starting to confuse myself. LOL
>>  
>> > > Should this be "from the perspective of Sam Gamgee" or "from
>the
>> > > point of view of Sam Gamgee"? Also, maybe make "Middle Earth"
>> > > "Middle-earth"?
>> >
>> > Ack no... Tolkien never wrote Middle Earth as Middle-Earth...
>>
>> I meant... Tolkien never wrote Middle-Earth as Middle-earth..
>>
>> A slight one, but it still is a difference.
>
>I'm afraid you're starting to confuse *me*, because in both my 25 yo
>copty of LotR published by Unwin and my bought-3-years-ago (and based
>on the supposedly definitive e-text) copy published by HarperCollins,
>it distinctly says Middle-earth, not Middle Earth or Middle-Earth. So
>surely Middle-earth is the correct "canon" form (whether or not you
>want to correct the summary of the story)?
>
>Cheers, Liz
>
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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4562

Re: Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Liz June 07, 2005 - 16:09:50 Topic ID# 4519
Hi Rhapsody

> > I think something is up with HarperCollins, because mine hold
the
> > Middle-Earth and not Middle-earth at all. I checked it before I
posted
> > it..

But every single Tolkien text I own says Middle-earth - from my
original falling-to-pieces copy of LotR (published by Unwin long
before Harper Collins got their hands on it) which is based on the
Third Edition of 1979, through my Unfinished Tales (published by
Unwin) which was a first paperback edition from 1982, to my new copy
of LotR from HarperCollins which is copyright 1991 and my volumes of
History of Middle-earth bought this year.

*puzzled*

Are you saying the publishers have been perpetrating a massive
deception on the British book-buying public for more than 25
years....? ;-)

(Umm I just asked an American friend who has Houghton-Mifflin copies,
and hers says Middle-earth too. This is clearly just one of life's
mysteries!)

Cheers, Liz

Msg# 4563

Re: Races/Places: Hobbits, Check Ballot #1 Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com June 07, 2005 - 16:35:27 Topic ID# 4536
SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Drabble

I am just checking that these are in the right place as they are Drabble Sets. I am pretty sure that they are, but I figured that it is always best to ask : )

Thanks,

Mari

And Now to Bed (783): Marigold
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for a bit of angst about dark dreams
Romance Partners: N/A
A set of four drabbles about hobbit sleeping habits, before, during and
after the Quest.

Marigold (784): Marigold
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Four drabbles about Marigold Gamgee and her contributions to the family. The
first drabble was inspired by Sandy K's story, "Good Tilled Earth".


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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4564

Re: Check Ballots Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 07, 2005 - 16:57:50 Topic ID# 4545
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Liz Warren
> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 6:11 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Check Ballots
>
> First of all, a huge thank you to all the categorisers for
> all their hard work on what I know must have been a very
> difficult task.

Thanks. It was probably the hardest part of this entire Awards year. ;-)

>
> Now on to the quibbles. ;-)
>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: General Drabble
>
> > Greater Gift, The (540): Tanaqui
> > G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> > Romance Partners: n/a
> > As she arrives in Valinor, Galadriel reflects on her
> experience with
> > Frodo in Valinor.
>
> The summary should probably read "As she arrives in Valinor,
> Galadriel reflects on her experience with Frodo." ie delete
> the final two words "in Valinor." (But as I should have
> checked this properly when I approved the nomination, I can
> quite understand if it doesn't get changed.)

Since you're the author and realize you should have caught it, I'll go ahead
and change it. ;-)

>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: General Drabble
>
> > Returning from a Wedding (1379): Tanaqui G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> > Romance Partners: n/a Imrahil and his family reflect on Lothíriel's
> > absence.
> >
> > Seeing (1356): Tanaqui
> > G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> > Romance Partners: n/a
> > Imrahil reflects...
>
> Although I'm quite happy with these being in "Books/Time:
> Post-Ring War:
> General Drabble", they could also both go in "Books/Time:
> Post-Ring War:
> Gondor Drabble". Certainly neither of them are any less
> "Gondorian" than "Refuge for the Weary, A (547)" which is in
> "Books/Time: Post-Ring War:
> Gondor Drabble". So if you have any issues about the size of
> categories or trying to avoid particular authors swamping a
> category, please feel free to move one or both.

No problem. It doesn't leave PRW\Gen Drabble inviable to move these.

>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Drabble
>
> > Wise Enough (552): Tanaqui
> > PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes Romance Partners:
> n/a Faramir
> > is tempted to take the Ring from Frodo.
>
> I'm not entirely sure why this one is in Gap-Filler, as my
> first category choice was "Books/Time: The Lord of The
> Rings", unless it was to make the category viable, since it
> did mention gap-filler as the first of the subcategory
> choices.

Thate would be exactly why. We don't read all those stories to decide which
subcategory they go it (though sometimes it was necessary to look into
them). That's why we ask for suggestions for subcategories.

But on reflection, it's more of an alternative
> perspective of an event in the book, rather than a gap-filler
> per se. If moving it would mean you would need to replace it
> with another drabble to make the category viable, there are
> several of mine in "Books/Time: Post-Ring War: General
> Drabble" and "Books/Time:
> Post-Ring War: Gondor Drabble" that would fit much better in
> gap-filler than this one. For instance, "Returning from a
> Wedding (1379)" that I referred to above would be more
> appropriate here.


No need to ask for more complications. Gap-Filler\Drabble is viable without
this story. I've moved it back to LOTR/Drabble. ( See below. Gap-Filler is
a graduated category and therefore wasn’t available for the top 3 choices of
an author).

> > SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Poetry
>
> > Tale of Isildur, The (550): Tanaqui
> > G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> > Romance Partners: n/a
> > Isildur steals the fruit of Nimloth, in the style of Chaucer's
> > Canterbury Tales
>
> While I'm happy for this to be here, it might fit better in "Genres:
> Crossovers: Poetry", as it's an "in the style of" piece like
> my nomination "Palantír (546)", which is in "Genres:
> Crossovers: Poetry"

This does create a problem because Crossovers wasn't even one of the 3
choices. This is important, folks. This is why we asked authors to approve
all the details and not just the fact that a story was nominated. The
choices here were The Silmarillion, Men and then Drama. I'm gonna hafta put
my foot down on this one. Otherwise, every author could say "Wait, I'd
rather my stoy be in this category!" and then we'd have to do the whole
categorization over again.

So, sorry, but this one will stay. Fixing mistakes in categorizing is one
thing, but changing choices this late in the game is another. The only
exceptions to that are two of Werecat's poems which aren't viable in any of
the 3 choices. Since they must be in a viable subcategory, I've put them in
LOTR/Poetry. If we hear from her before the 4th Check Ballot, she can
choose which viable category to put them in. Keep this in mind for next
year. Really think before you approve of your nominations. And I'm saying
this to everyone, Tanaqui, not just you.

>
> > SubCategory: Races/Places: Gondor: Denethor and Finduilas
>
> > Cup of Bitterness: First Meeting (531): Tanaqui PG-13, Reason for
> > Rating: adult themes Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
> The events
> > surrounding the birth of Faramir, from Denethor's POV -- Denethor
> > introduces his new son to his father, and has a first
> encounter with
> > the palantir.
>
> This really ought to be in the main category "Races/Places:
> Gondor", as Denethor's relationship with Finduilas is only a
> small part of the story, which gives nearly equal weight to
> Denethor's relationships with Faramir, Ecthelion, Adrahil,
> Boromir, Thorongil and, of course, that pesky palantír.

Subcategorization is a different animal from what I said above because they
are more fluid. Authors give or approve of suggestions only. Also, Gondor
being a graduated category, Authors couldn't have put it in their 3 choices
before Check ballot season, which is too late. That's why we might change
those.

>
> > Main Category Races/Places: Men
> > A mother's duty (1384): Tanaqui
> > G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> > Romance Partners: n/a
> > Finduilas seeks aid from Ioreth in the Houses of Healing...
>
> This could also go (and would probably fit better in) "Races/Places:
> Gondor: Vignette", as it's very similar in theme to several
> of the other stories in that subcategory.

Graduated category again and it won't leave the former category inviable to
move it so, I've moved it.

>
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Msg# 4565

Re: Races/Places: Hobbits, Check Ballot #1 Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard June 07, 2005 - 17:14:46 Topic ID# 4536
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, MarigoldCotton@a... wrote:
> SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Drabble
>
> I am just checking that these are in the right place as they are
> Drabble Sets. I am pretty sure that they are, but I figured that it
> is always best to ask : )

They both are drabble series, drabble series run with the True
Drabbles. Any other form of drabble (the double, tripple, 111-words
drabble) all run as ficlets and are placed in the main category, from
there on subcategories were created.

I had a look at these two when categorising and all drabbles in this
drabble series can be read seperate from each other.. so that is why
they ended up there.

If you have any questions, please ask :c)

Rhapsody

Msg# 4566

Re: Races/Places: Rohan, Check Ballot #1 (the real one) Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com June 07, 2005 - 17:28:42 Topic ID# 4539
I nominated this story of Dana's and while it does take place in Rohan, it is not a story that has anything else to do with Rohan. I suggested the categories Lord of The Rings, Drama, and Hobbits, and the sub-categories Gapfiller, pre-Ringwar, villians, the Fellowship, and Rohan, with Rohan the one that I would think the least appropriate of my choices.

The story is Merry's thoughts and Pippin's, during and after the incident with the Palantir, and I don't think that it fits in Races/Places: Rohan at all.

A Foolish Thing (1031): Dana
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for angst
Romance Partners: N/A
The palantir...what Merry and Pippin saw...

Marigold : )



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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4567

Re: Races/Places: Villians, Check Ballot #1 Posted by C Dodd June 07, 2005 - 18:33:51 Topic ID# 4540
On 6/7/05, Ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@earthlink.net> wrote:
> Check Ballots for Main Category Races/Places: Villains
>
> SubCategory: Races/Places: Villains: Drabble
>
> Nine Riders (791): Rabidsamfan
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A set of nine drabbles, one for each of the Black Riders, exploring their
> personalities, such as they were...
(and from the same post...)
> SubCategory: Races/Places: Villains: Nazgul


It wasn't submitted that way, but given the proximity of the
subcategories in the post it occured to me to ask whether or not "Nine
Riders" should be in, (or also in), the subcategory for the Nazgul.
It is both a drabble series and about Nazgul, so either subcategory or
both is correct.

Msg# 4568

Re: Check Ballots Posted by Liz June 07, 2005 - 20:40:19 Topic ID# 4545
Hi Ainae

Thanks for the changes you've made and your very clear and reasonable
explanations of why things have or haven't been changed.

I'm sure that all of us, having now seen the new combination of
nomination and categorisation process this year, now understand much
more clearly how it works and what kinds of things we should put in
the "subcategories" field - and that we will therefore be able to make
the categorisers' jobs a lot easier next year.

Cheers, Liz

Msg# 4569

Re: Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 07, 2005 - 22:25:47 Topic ID# 4519
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Marta Layton
> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 1:36 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check
> Ballot #1
>
>
> On 7 Jun 2005, at 00:12, Ainaechoiriel wrote:
>
> > Check Ballots for Main Category Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
> >
> > Isildur's Inheritance (1299): Gwynnyd G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> > Romance Partners: n/a Aragorn is tempted by the Ring
> >
>
> Insert period at the end of summary?

Nope, not our responsibility.

>
> > Wizard's Watch (1227): Pipspebble
> > G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > A heart to heart between Gandalf and Pippin...a combination of
> > BookVerse and MovieVerse
> >
>
> Change heart to heart to heart-to-heart?

Same thing.


>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Drabble
> >
> > 'Peering in the water as the dark eve fell, I caught him, Gollum.'
> > (19):
> > Avon
> > PG, Reason for Rating: Generally dark atmosphere.
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > Drabble. Aragorn captures Gollum.
> >
>
> Delete period at end of "generally dark atmosphere"?

Nope.


>
> > Dark Memory (46): Forodwaith
> > G, Reason for Rating: none
> > Romance Partners: NA
> > Drabble. A snapshot from Aragorn's first journey through Moria.
> >
>
> Change "none" and "NA" to "n/a"?

Not that important.

>
> > The Ride of the Rohirrim (1325): Marta G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> > Romance Partners: n/a The Rohirrim ride to Gondor's aid.
> >
>
> This is on a page with several drabbles. Maybe mention that
> the reader needs to scroll down?

Yes, I'll set that on the summary.

>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Elves
> >
> > Forgetting War (1322): Karenator
> > G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> > Romance Partners: n/a
> > When Legolas heard the cry of the gulls, his life in
> Middle Earth was
> > changed forever. What was it that the cries awakened? What is sea
> > longing?
> > My take on the allure of the light in Valinor.
> >
>
> Change to Middle-earth?

In this case, yes.

>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Gondor
> >
> > The Council of Elrond (900): Lindelea G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> > Romance Partners: N/A A Serious Scholarly Work, an
> Endeavor to cast
> > this Great Event into Poetry and shorten its Length for
> the sake of
> > the Gentle Reader. (With apologies to Lewis Carroll)
> >
> >
> >
>
> This categorisation doesn't make sense. The three categories are Gr:
> Crossover, Gr: Humor, and RP: Cross-cultural. Also, it's a
> poem. I've reassigned it to Gr: Crossover/Poetry.

Hmmm...not sure how it ended up there.

>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hobbits
> >
> > The Next Day (307): Saoirse
> > PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mention of death.
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > The Hobbits were buried on a hill in Bywater, and a stone
> was placed
> > on their grave with a garden around it. One-shot.
> >
>
> Delete period after "mention of death"?

Nope.

>
> > Pawns (310): Tialys
> > G, Reason for Rating: G
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > Samwise joins Gandalf in a game of chess and choices are argued.
> >
>
> Change reason for rating to "n/a"?

Not important

>
> > Bed of Roses (793): Vistula the Dunadan G, Reason for
> Rating: n/a
> > Romance Partners: Samwise Gamgee/Rosie Cotton Frodo, on
> Mount Doom,
> > considers Sam's fate
> >
>
> Insert period at end of summary?

Nope

>
> >
> >
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hurt/Comfort
> >
> > Cousins on Watch (984): Anso the Hobbit G, Reason for
> Rating: N/A
> > Romance Partners: N/A Two separate scenes based on the
> same starting
> > line. The three cousins watch over each other in times of
> illness and
> > injury. LoTR, Hobbits, Drama/angst H/c, Gondor, Cormallen
> >
>
> Delete last sentence? ("LoTR, Hobbits, Drama/angst, H/c, Gondor,
> Cormallen") This reads more like a list of subcategories than
> part of the summary.

Yes, I think so.

>
> > On Becoming An Adventurer (1161): Piplover (aka Pipfan) G, Reason
> > for Rating: n/a Romance Partners: n/a What was the price
> of leaving
> > the Shire, and everything they had known behind?
> >
>
> Delete comma after "Shire"?

Nope. I think you'll be sensing a pattern here.

> > SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Incomplete
> >
> > The Rainstorm (1262): Easterlily
> > PG, Reason for Rating: Angst.
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > Frodo's parents died alone that day in the Brandywine River or did
> > they? Who else was with them? What really happened?
> >
>
> Insert ellipsis or comma after "Brandywine River"?

Not our responsibility

> > Cormallen (807): Mariposa
> > PG, Reason for Rating: PG for descriptions of injuries and angst.
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > Pippin's wounding at the Last Battle, and his care in Ithilien. (I
> > couldn’t find the story posted anywhere other than the author’s
> > livejournal, so the link is to Chapter 4, which has the
> links to the
> > first 3 chapters at the
> > top.)
> >
>
> Maybe rephrase this last part more formally? Something like.
> "(This link points to chapter four, posted at the author's
> livejournal. Links to the first three chapters are at the top.)"

Goodness. Why don't we put in the link to the first chapter? Does it have a
link to the next? .... I just went and looked and no, it doesn't. That is
not good. Next year when something like this happens, the Liaison should
have asked the author to post her story somewhere else or at least add links
to go from chapter 1 on. It's this sort of thing that last year made me say
Tolkien Online wasn't ellible this year.

>
> > Hobbits (944): Marta
> > G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> > Romance Partners: n/a
> > An attempt to collect the different quotes from "The Lord of the
> > Rings" and "The Hobbit" pertaining to Shire-lore.
> Currently reflects
> > books I-IV of "The Lord of the Rings". (WIP)
> >
>
> I thought this was going to go in a Hobbits/Incomplete
> category? Maybe I misunderstood. Remember how I explained
> that it really didn't fit in LOTR very well, and if we really
> couldn't make a Hobbits/WIP category I need to go back and
> add LOTR as a category choice.

Strangely, it has only 2 top choices for categories.

Hobbits (Story details)
(Incomplete: Short Story) Rating: G [Self-nominated.]
Suggested Award Categories:
Genres: Non-Fiction
Races/Places: Hobbits
Suggested SubCategories: Hobbits, essay
Story Summary: An attempt to collect the different quotes from "The Lord of
the Rings" and "The Hobbit" pertaining to Shire-lore. Currently reflects
books I-IV of "The Lord of the Rings". (WIP)

The problem is there is no Hobbits\Incomplete category.

>
> > The Best Brew in Buckland (934): Marta PG, Reason for
> Rating: n/a
> > Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn While Minas Tirith celebrtes the
> > marriage of Elessar and Arwen, Faramir joins Legolas, Merry, and
> > Pippin for a private get-together. Much alcohol is consumed, and
> > certain stewards of Gondor are embarrassed. Afterwards, Éomer and
> > Gimli tired of the hobbits' glorating, try to help Faramir revenge
> > himself of the humiliation. Also features Imrahil, Elphir,
> Erchiron,
> > Elrohir, and a slew of OCs.
> >
>
> Change celbrtes to celebrates, and Elessar to Aragorn?

Typos were the author's responsibility. And the author chose to use
"Elessar" rather than "Aragorn".

>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Poetry
> >
> > Close your Eyes (95): Werecat
> > G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> > Romance Partners: n/a
> > a dwarven lullaby
> >
>
> Capitalise "A"?

Author's responsibility.

>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Rivendell
> >
> > Out of All Knowledge (178): Budgielover PG-13, Reason for Rating:
> > adult theme, medical gore Romance Partners: N/A The story of what
> > the hobbits felt and experienced those dreadful four
> nights and three
> > days as a dying Frodo is brought to Rivendell.
> >
>
> Technically, this is about the four nights *after* Frodo is
> brought to Rivendell. I know this is probably picky, but
> should the summary be changed to reflect this? Maybe "those
> dreadful four nights and three days as Frodo lay dying in Rivendell"?

Nope. Author's responsibility. We did far too much "fixing" of such things
last year.

>
> > Maps (1111): Kit5 (aka Pippinswolf)
> > G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> > Romance Partners: n/a
> > Merry spent some of his time in Rivendell in the library
> looking at
> > maps.
> > What went through his mind and to whom did he spoke about
> the Quest?
> >
>
> Maybe "did he speak"?

Author's responsibility.

>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: The Shire
> >
> > For Eyes to See as Can (176): Larner
> > PG, Reason for Rating: rated for suicidal thoughts
> Romance Partners:
> > n/a Written from the point of Sam Gamgee, this is a look at the
> > coming of Frodo Baggins to Bag End, the impact of the Ring on his
> > life, and all that leads to his choice to leave Middle Earth.
> >
>
> Should this be "from the perspective of Sam Gamgee" or "from
> the point of view of Sam Gamgee"? Also, maybe make "Middle
> Earth" "Middle-earth"?

Middle-Earth, I'll change. Not the other.

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Msg# 4570

Re: Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 07, 2005 - 22:30:30 Topic ID# 4519
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> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 9:48 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check
> Ballot #1

> > Maybe I misunderstood. Remember how I explained that it
> really didn't
> > fit in LOTR very well, and if we really couldn't make a Hobbits/WIP
> > category I need to go back and add LOTR as a category choice.
>
> I don't know, I think Ainea can shed a light on this since
> she placed it there.

I honestly don't remember.

>
> >> The Best Brew in Buckland (934): Marta PG, Reason for
> Rating: n/a
> >> Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn While Minas Tirith celebrtes the
> >> marriage of Elessar and Arwen, Faramir joins Legolas, Merry, and
> >> Pippin for a private get-together. Much alcohol is consumed, and
> >> certain stewards of Gondor are embarrassed. Afterwards, Éomer and
> >> Gimli tired of the hobbits' glorating, try to help Faramir revenge
> >> himself of the humiliation. Also features Imrahil, Elphir,
> Erchiron,
> >> Elrohir, and a slew of OCs.
> >
> > Change celbrtes to celebrates, and Elessar to Aragorn?
>
> I don't know ;) If Aragorn is called Elessar throughout the
> tale I see no reason to change it. It's your story. What is glorating?

Something the author wrote or at least approved of in the summary.

>
> >> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Rivendell
> >>
> >> Out of All Knowledge (178): Budgielover PG-13, Reason for Rating:
> >> adult theme, medical gore Romance Partners: N/A The story
> of what the
> >> hobbits felt and experienced those dreadful four nights and three
> >> days as a dying Frodo is brought to Rivendell.
> >
> > Technically, this is about the four nights *after* Frodo is
> brought to
> > Rivendell. I know this is probably picky, but should the summary be
> > changed to reflect this? Maybe "those dreadful four nights
> and three
> > days as Frodo lay dying in Rivendell"?
>
> All authors had to approve the summary when the nomination
> e-mail ended in their mail box, if they approved it like
> that, let it be.
> They know for the best how to summarize their tale.

Yep.

>
> >> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: The Shire
> >>
> >> For Eyes to See as Can (176): Larner
> >> PG, Reason for Rating: rated for suicidal thoughts Romance
> Partners:
> >> n/a Written from the point of Sam Gamgee, this is a look at the
> >> coming of Frodo Baggins to Bag End, the impact of the Ring on his
> >> life, and all that leads to his choice to leave Middle Earth.
> >
> > Should this be "from the perspective of Sam Gamgee" or
> "from the point
> > of view of Sam Gamgee"? Also, maybe make "Middle Earth"
> > "Middle-earth"?
>
> Ack no... Tolkien never wrote Middle Earth as Middle-Earth...

Really? Which way is it? Because I've changed two already.

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Msg# 4571

Re: Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 07, 2005 - 22:31:55 Topic ID# 4519
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> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 9:54 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check
> Ballot #1
>
> <snip>
>
> I am starting to confuse myself. LOL
>
> > > Should this be "from the perspective of Sam Gamgee" or "from the
> > > point of view of Sam Gamgee"? Also, maybe make "Middle Earth"
> > > "Middle-earth"?
> >
> > Ack no... Tolkien never wrote Middle Earth as Middle-Earth...
>
> I meant... Tolkien never wrote Middle-Earth as Middle-earth..
>
> A slight one, but it still is a difference.
>
Whew. That's how I changed them.

(I take naps every day during lunch time at work)

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Msg# 4572

Re: Books/Time: Post-Ring War, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 07, 2005 - 22:48:57 Topic ID# 4516
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 2:18 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Books/Time: Post-Ring War, Check Ballot #1
>
>
> On 7 Jun 2005, at 00:10, Ainaechoiriel wrote:
>
> > Check Ballots for Main Category Books/Time: Post-Ring War
> >
> > The Shadow Within (122): Arandil
> > G, Reason for Rating: NA
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > Thranduil receives a disturbing letter from an unlikely
> source. What
> > possible cause could the King of the Green Wood have to travel at a
> > moment’s notice to Ithilien to visit with his son?
> >
>
>
> Change "NA" to "N/A"?

I think you get the gist by now, so I'm not going to reply to each of these.

> > Bearer of Bad Tidings (12): LOTR_lover
> > G, Reason for Rating: none
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > Elrond sees Celebrian's face in the crowd of elves at the quay in
> > Avallonë,
> > knowing he will have to tell her about Arwen. Elrond, Celebrian,
> > Galadriel,
> > Glorfindel.
> >
>
> Delete list of characters at the end, or else add "features"?
> ("Features Elrond, Celebrian, Galadriel, Glorfindel.")

Nope, let it stand the way the author wrote it (or approved it).

>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Final Partings
> >
> > Farewell (362): Forodwaith
> > G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> > Romance Partners: n/a
> > "Gandalf and Radagast part at the end of the Third Age."
> >
>
> Is there any reason this is in quotes? It doesn't seem like a direct
> quote from the books or anything.

No, and for the sake of consistancy, I will edit those out.

>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Friendship
> >
> > Concerning Ladders (926): grey_wonderer
> > G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > In which Pippin does something nice for Merry, and Merry
> does Pippin a
> > disservice. A little Yule story set in Crickhollow. Shire,
> friendship
> >
>
> Delete "Shire, friendship"? This sounds like subcategories instead of
> part of the summary.

Yes, they do, so yes, I will.

>
> > All I Ever Wanted (844): pippinfan88
> > G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > Merry takes advantage of a drunken lass and ends up
> marrying her…lol.
> >
>
> Should there be "lol" at the end of this?

Author put it there.....

>
> > Fear no more (970): Cuthalion
> > PG, Reason for Rating: perhaps needs some knowledge of the
> > "Silmarillion"
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > Faramir has been dreaming his entire life; in Autumn 1421
> he has the
> > most
> > strange dream in his life and asks his King and Queen for help to
> > understand
> > it...
> >
>
> I'm not sure about this warning. Silm knowledge isn't a
> reason that it
> would require a higher rating is it? I'm not saying that shouldn't be
> included somewhere (though maybe it would fit better in the summary),
> but shouldn't there also be some reason why it's rated PG? Adult
> themes, or violence, or...?

It's not. I'll put it in the summary

>
> > Homeward bound (945): Marta
> > G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> > Romance Partners: n/a
> > During the stay in Bree on the return journey from Minas
> Tirith to the
> > Shire, Nob reunites Sam with an old friend.
> >
>
> Maybe mention that this is a double drabble?

Actually, it's not even that, according to Word. It's 201 words. And that
makes it a ficlet.

>
> > Guarding the Shire (513): Shirebound
> > G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> > Romance Partners: n/a
> > On the way home after thed War, Merry asks Aragorn and
> Gandalf why the
> > Rangers were guarding the Shire for so long.
> >
>
> On the way home after *the* war (not thed)?

Typos are not our responsibility.

>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: General Drabble
> >
> > Links (23): Forodwaith
> > G, Reason for Rating: none
> > Romance Partners: NA
> > Drabble. Frodo remembers Boromir.
> >
>
> Since this is in a drabble category, should it maybe not have
> "Drabble." at the beginnign?

Hmmm...did the others?

> > For Everything There Is A Season (31): Isabeau of Greenlea
> > G, Reason for Rating: none
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > Drabble. Now that the war's over, there's time for other things....
> >
>
> Delete "Drabble" at the beginning?

Yeah, I'll change that one.

>
> > Greater Gift, The (540): Tanaqui
> > G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> > Romance Partners: n/a
> > As she arrives in Valinor, Galadriel reflects on her
> experience with
> > Frodo
> > in Valinor.
> >
>
> Am I reading this correctly? It sounds like Galadriel is
> reflecting on
> her experience with Frodo when the two of them were previously in
> Valinor before. I've read this drabble, and I think it's about their
> experiences in Middle-earth.

That one has already been pointed out.

>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Gondor
> >
> > Dawn (251): Acacea
> > PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
> > Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
> > Post ROTK -- Faramir's reflections before a battle, on the retreat
> > across
> > the Pelennor, and on Éowyn.
> >
>
> I think the beginning of the summary should be "After ROTK" or
> "Post-ROTK"?

Author's territory.

>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Gondor Drabble
> >
> > Dandelion Clocks (17): Alawa
> > G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > Drabble. Arwen remembers Eowyn.
> >
>
> Delete "Drabble."?

Yes.

>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Incomplete
> >
> > Alas for Orthanc (98): BarrowWight
> > PG-13, Reason for Rating: Dark themes
> > Romance Partners: n/a
> > Many people have read the work of Tolkien based on the accounts of
> > history
> > given in the Red Book identified to have been recorded by
> Bilbo and
> > Frodo
> > Baggins with compilation and editorial work by Samwise
> Gamgee. What
> > follows
> > is an account immediately following the events of the of the sixth
> > book,
> > specifically, beginning in the chapter entitled, "The
> Scouring of the
> > Shire". This work stands in contrast with the historic information
> > appearing
> > only in the Appendixes of Tolkien’s work, i.e. the notes about how
> > everyone
> > lives happily ever after following the close of the last
> chapter, and
> > no
> > effort has been made to reconcile this account with those in the
> > appendixes..
> >
> > The Road to Edoras (872): Dreamflower
> > G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > Fredegar Bolger leads an embassy of hobbits to the King's Court in
> > Gondor.
> > But first they must go to Rohan. A sequel to "A New
> Reckoning". (This
> > story
> > is currently at short story length but will eventually become a
> > novella)
> >
>
> There are only two WIP pieces listed. Do they need to be moved to
> another category?

There are quite a few more than 2. Is this the category that I posted the
check ballot in 2 parts?
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Msg# 4573

Re: Books/Time: Post-Ring War, Check Ballot #1, Part II Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 07, 2005 - 22:57:09 Topic ID# 4518
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> Ballot #1, Part II
>
>

> > The Bee Charmer rewritten extended edition (587):
> pipkinsweetgrass
> > PG-13, Reason for Rating: Just to be safe, since an
> upcoming chapter
> > will have a non-graphic reference to the kidnapping and rape of a
> > little girl during wartime. Mostly it's purely G rated.
> > Romance Partners: Boromir/OFC, Merry/Estalla, Pippin/Diamond
> > Rewritten! Can one leave the Shadow of the Ring to seek the Light?
> > Can a Man
> > become a Hobbit? An inner journey with a little action, adventure,
> > drama, supernatural & romance. A tale of self-healing. PG for some
> > scenes.
> >
>
> I understand the reason for the rating, but the official
> rating is PG13, then the author notes that it's purely G, but
> the summary says it's really PG. In my opinion we should cut
> out the "PG for some scenes." reference.

We'll leave it as it is.

>
> > Rites Of Passage (700): Willow-wode
> > R, Reason for Rating: Adult situations, sexual situations Romance
> > Partners: Frodo/Original Male Character A 'coming of age'
> fic, known
> > in the fandom as "The Forging of the Ringbearer".
> >
>
> Change romance partner to Frodo/OMC?

Nah, not important.

>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Ithilien Drabble
> >
> > New Home (20): Tanaqui
> > G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > Drabble. Beregond and Bergil move to Ithilien.
> >
>
> Delete "Drabble."?

Yes.

>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Romance
> >
> > Sun on the Water (971): Cuthalion
> > R, Reason for Rating: erotic contents Romance Partners:
> > Faramir/Éowyn Faramir decides to give his wife a swimming lesson...
> >
>
> Change Reason for Rating to "erotic content" (no s)?

Nope

>
> > Coming Home (1071): SilverMoonLady
> > R, Reason for Rating: This tale is rated NC-17 at OSA
> because of their
> > rules, but in spite of high angst, some violence and some erotic
> > scenes the
> > choice of words justifies only a R, IMO. A/N: redirected
> to Stories
> > of Arda,
> > with modified scenes with alters the rating to R.
> > Romance Partners: Merry/Estella
> > A story about Merry and Pippin (and Frodo), finding out
> that even in
> > the
> > restored Shire not all wounds are healed.
> >
>
> Hmm, should the Reason for Rating be reworked? I.e., "high angst,
> violence, erotic scenes

Not our responsibility. Do you really want to fix all the typos and reword
every reason for rating for nearly 1200 stories? I know I don't.

>
> > SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Shire
> >
> > Horn-Cry of Buckland, The (467): Lulleny
> > PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
> > Romance Partners: Merry/Esmeralda
> > "In the Buckland, the Horn of the Mark was blown at sundown every
> > November 2
> > and bonfires and feastings followed." (Appendices) While preparing
> > for the
> > yearly fire and feast, Merry confronts a grief he didn't
> know he had.
> >
>
> There are several Appendices in Tolkien. Maybe "(LOTR Appendices)"?

My thought is that that is pretty much understood. Still, it's not our
responsibility.

>
> > Where Roses Grow (589): pippinfan88
> > PG-13, Reason for Rating: Adult situations (het.)
> > Romance Partners: Pippin/OFC
> > Exploring the possibility of Pippin being a tween-aged parent. A
> > tender
> > story. COMPLETE
> >
>
> Delete "COMPLETE" in summary?

Yes.

>
> > Tall Tales (1153): Pipwise Brandygin
> > G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > Pippin and young Faramir, during a lovely afternoon in the Shire,
> > Somewhere
> > in the hills south of Tuckborough, 3rd of Thrimidge, 1440 SR.
> >
>
> I assume the Faramir here is Faramir Took, not the prince of
> Ithilien.
> Maybe "Pippin and his young son Faramir", just to be clear?

Nope.

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Msg# 4574

Re: Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 07, 2005 - 22:59:41 Topic ID# 4519
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 2:53 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check
> Ballot #1
>
> Hi Rhapsody
>
> > I am starting to confuse myself. LOL
> >
> > > > Should this be "from the perspective of Sam Gamgee" or "from
> the
> > > > point of view of Sam Gamgee"? Also, maybe make "Middle Earth"
> > > > "Middle-earth"?
> > >
> > > Ack no... Tolkien never wrote Middle Earth as Middle-Earth...
> >
> > I meant... Tolkien never wrote Middle-Earth as Middle-earth..
> >
> > A slight one, but it still is a difference.
>
> I'm afraid you're starting to confuse *me*, because in both
> my 25 yo copty of LotR published by Unwin and my
> bought-3-years-ago (and based on the supposedly definitive
> e-text) copy published by HarperCollins, it distinctly says
> Middle-earth, not Middle Earth or Middle-Earth. So surely
> Middle-earth is the correct "canon" form (whether or not you
> want to correct the summary of the story)?

Okay, from now on, this is too confusing. I'm not going to change that at
all anymore.

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Msg# 4575

Re: Races/Places: Hobbits, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 07, 2005 - 23:48:57 Topic ID# 4536
Yes, series of true drabbles (100 words each drabble) still go in the
Drabble category.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of MarigoldCotton@aol.com
> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 4:35 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Races/Places: Hobbits, Check Ballot #1
>
> SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Drabble
>
> I am just checking that these are in the right place as they
> are Drabble Sets. I am pretty sure that they are, but I
> figured that it is always best to ask : )
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mari
>
> And Now to Bed (783): Marigold
> PG, Reason for Rating: PG for a bit of angst about dark
> dreams Romance Partners: N/A A set of four drabbles about
> hobbit sleeping habits, before, during and after the Quest.
>
> Marigold (784): Marigold
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Four drabbles about Marigold Gamgee and her contributions to
> the family. The first drabble was inspired by Sandy K's
> story, "Good Tilled Earth".
>
>
> --
> Marigold's Red Book
> www.berryarts.com/marigold
>
> Marigold's Recommendations Page
> http://www.geocities.com/marigoldsrecommendations/
>
> Marigold's Live Journal
> http://www.livejournal.com/users/marigoldg/
>
> Tales of The Red Book
> http://www.livejournal.com/users/talesofredbook/
>
> There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up
> in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile.
> The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the
> forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft,
> clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the
> Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light
> and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.
>
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Msg# 4576

Re: Races/Places: Rohan, Check Ballot #1 (the real one) Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:00:57 Topic ID# 4539
Okay, I'll move it back to LOTR....

Okay, it's in LOTR/Hobbits.

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> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 5:29 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Races/Places: Rohan, Check Ballot #1
> (the real one)
>
> I nominated this story of Dana's and while it does take place
> in Rohan, it is not a story that has anything else to do with
> Rohan. I suggested the categories Lord of The Rings, Drama,
> and Hobbits, and the sub-categories Gapfiller, pre-Ringwar,
> villians, the Fellowship, and Rohan, with Rohan the one that
> I would think the least appropriate of my choices.
>
> The story is Merry's thoughts and Pippin's, during and after
> the incident with the Palantir, and I don't think that it
> fits in Races/Places: Rohan at all.
>
> A Foolish Thing (1031): Dana
> PG, Reason for Rating: PG for angst
> Romance Partners: N/A
> The palantir...what Merry and Pippin saw...
>
> Marigold : )
>
>
>
> --
> Marigold's Red Book
> www.berryarts.com/marigold
>
> Marigold's Recommendations Page
> http://www.geocities.com/marigoldsrecommendations/
>
> Marigold's Live Journal
> http://www.livejournal.com/users/marigoldg/
>
> Tales of The Red Book
> http://www.livejournal.com/users/talesofredbook/
>
> There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up
> in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile.
> The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the
> forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft,
> clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the
> Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light
> and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.
>
> Sam, in Mordor, RoTK
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Msg# 4577

Re: Races/Places: Villians, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:02:45 Topic ID# 4540
All true drabbles and drabble series have to go in Drabbles subcategories.

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> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
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>
> On 6/7/05, Ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@earthlink.net> wrote:
> > Check Ballots for Main Category Races/Places: Villains
> >
> > SubCategory: Races/Places: Villains: Drabble
> >
> > Nine Riders (791): Rabidsamfan
> > G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> > Romance Partners: N/A
> > A set of nine drabbles, one for each of the Black Riders, exploring
> > their personalities, such as they were...
> (and from the same post...)
> > SubCategory: Races/Places: Villains: Nazgul
>
>
> It wasn't submitted that way, but given the proximity of the
> subcategories in the post it occured to me to ask whether or
> not "Nine Riders" should be in, (or also in), the subcategory
> for the Nazgul.
> It is both a drabble series and about Nazgul, so either
> subcategory or both is correct.
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Msg# 4578

Re: Check Ballots Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:05:04 Topic ID# 4545
You're welcome and thanks for understanding

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> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Check Ballots
>
> Hi Ainae
>
> Thanks for the changes you've made and your very clear and
> reasonable explanations of why things have or haven't been changed.
>
> I'm sure that all of us, having now seen the new combination
> of nomination and categorisation process this year, now
> understand much more clearly how it works and what kinds of
> things we should put in the "subcategories" field - and that
> we will therefore be able to make the categorisers' jobs a
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Msg# 4579

Books/Time: Gap-Filler, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:18:31 Topic ID# 4579
Check Ballots for Main Category Books/Time: Gap-Filler

Olorin I Was, Olorin I Am (137): Arquen
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Gandalf's journey after death.

Pippin the Troll Slayer (832): Auntiemeesh
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
We all know Pippin was crushed by the troll he killed during the battle at
the Black Gate, but what happened to him in the two weeks before Tolkien
resumed the story? This is a companion piece to 'A New Kind of Courage.'

Long Leagues for Little Legs (628): Fadagaski
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On a cold night as the Fellowship journeys south, Samwise has a few pleading
words with Boromir.

Dusk-singer (702): illyria-pffyffin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The road from Weathertop to Rivendell is tortuous and full of torment, but
help comes to The Ring-bearer from sources unexpected.

No Stain (1281): lilybaggins
PG, Reason for Rating: mild slash
Romance Partners: Frodo/Boromir
It's Gondor's day for lovers while the Fellowship is in Lothlorien.

Something to Do before the End (753): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin has taken on his troll and afterwards is visited by an old friend,
demonstrating that the bonds of love are unbreakable.

Just in Case (477): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Galadriel's temptation by the One Ring is well known, but what of Celeborn?
What did its arrival in his land mean to him?

Sam's Gift (955): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Galadriel gave Sam a box of dirt from her garden. But what gift did Sam give
to Galadriel?

Forgotten Casualty (591): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: Death
Romance Partners: n/a
Set during the third chapter of FOTR ("Three is Company"), this story takes
a look at a character that had a few thoughts but then vanished completely
from the story. And now, thanks to he magic of fanfiction, we know why he
vanished...

While the Ring went south... (33): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: Some violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
What happened after the Fellowship left Rivendell but before they came down
off Caradhras? Behold the missing scenes.

Making Verses (611): Zimraphel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
What the Elves really thought of Bilbo's Earendil poem. A humorous vignette.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Drabble

Mae Govannen (148): Azalais
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Glorfindel challenges the Nazgul at the Fords of Bruinen, and Aragorn is
*very* glad to see him.

Bed Time, Part 2 (1248): Blackbirdsong
G, Reason for Rating: Mild suggestion of possible slash
Romance Partners: Frodo/Sam
Four drabbles centered around Hobbits going to bed, this time near the
Party.

Charity (234): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Grey Company mourns at Halbarad's pyre.

Beyond the Door (283): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Halbarad and Aragorn talk before the doors of the Paths of the Dead. (Scroll
down to find "Beyond the Door")

Boys to Men (286): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Beregond decides to let Bergil stay in Minas Tirith.

Test, The (385): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Arwen is tempted by the Ring.

Going to Rohan (401): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An OC dunadan prepares to take Aragorn's horse Roheryn to join Aragorn in
Rohan.

Second Watch (410): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Pippin and Boromir have a conversation on the trek through Moria.

Ties That Bind (457): LadyAranel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas and Aragorn talk just after Gandalf's fall in Moria.

At the Witch King's Feet (459): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry comes to Éowyn's aid at the Battle of the Pelennor.

Before the Call to Muster (461): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
While waiting for the call to muster the army of the West, Merry and Pippin
share a last cup of tea.

Devil of Kindness (685): Nancy Brooke
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
"I myself dared pass the doors of the Necromancer in Dol Guldur and explored
his ways, [but] Saruman disuaded us from open deeds against him." from "An
Unexpected Party", The Hobbit

In Bree (1345): Rabidsamfan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo watches his friends sleep in Bree.

A Step in The Dark (1221): SilverMoonLady
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
It was a dark and dangerous path through Moria…

No Rival (544): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A pair of linked drabbles: the first meeting of Arwen and Éowyn, from each
of their perspectives.

Master of the House (639): Vistula the Dunadan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam watches over Frodo in Rivendell



SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Drama

Of Fish and Feverish Hobbits (1180): Anso the Hobbit
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry falls ill in Hollin, and the Fellowship all pull together to save his
life.

Walk Warily (1175): Anso the Hobbit/Marigold CoAuthors
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for mild descriptions of injuries.
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry and Pippin search for food in Isengard, and that can be perilous when
you are walking on treacherous ground.

At the Sammath Naur (126): Aratlithiel
PG, Reason for Rating: Dark themes.
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo claims the Ring.

To keep you from harm (912): Cuthalion
PG, Reason for Rating: angst, difficult parent/child-relationship
Romance Partners: N/A
This short tale tells how Boromir dealt with his father's feelings towards
his younger brother... and who really dreamt the ominous dream which brought
him to Rivendell...

Fellowship (396): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn asks Legolas to join the Fellowship.

Not Without Hope (48): Gwynnyd
PG, Reason for Rating: Some adult themes
Romance Partners: Arathorn, Gilraen
Hiding a vulnerable princeling from enemy eyes and concealing his identity
until he's grown are certainly the stuff of legends. But even if the legend
is true, it probably does not tell the whole story. Would Gilraen have
preferred to raise Aragorn as his father's son and not hidden his identity?
Would Elrond expect Aragorn's mother to come with him to Rivendell, or would
he believe it easier to hide the boy from Sauron's eye if she lived
elsewhere? That they ended up together in Rivendell, and that Aragorn's
identity was successfully concealed, is fact. But how?

Cheery Letters From Bree (1094): Lulleny
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
While staying at The Prancing Pony, Merry considers writing a letter to his
parents.

Warring Duties (806): Pipwise Brandygin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
How did Pippin and Gandalf know that Merry had been riding with the
Rohirrim? Who told them he actually had disobeyed Theoden’s order? Was the
wounding of Merry and Eowyn, and the death of Theoden, the "something
grievous" Gandalf *saw* on the battlefield from the citadel?

In the Keeping of the King (1107): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Frodo awakens at Cormallen to discover that Gandalf is still alive... and so
is he. With Frodo caught between joy and shock, Aragorn and Gandalf ponder
what has been won - and what may have been lost. (Mostly angst, but
lighthearted hobbity resilience shines through it all.)

Currents (1008): Thundera Tiger
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A missing scene vignette featuring Frodo and his wandering thoughts as the
Fellowship travels down the Anduin. Frodo is the only true participant in
this story, but his musings cover a lot of territory.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Grey Company

Riders from Erech, The (325): Acacea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The advent of the Grey Company upon the battle in Linhir adds to the terror
of the second dawnless day.

The Paths of the Dead (999): alex_cat_45
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The story of the Grey Company's journey through the Paths of the Dead from
the POV of one of the dead.

The Days Now Are Short (1042): Anoriath
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
What drove the Grey Company to cross over into Rohan from their familiar
lands and obligations? A ficlet from Halbarad's point of view.

Weeping Iron Tears (338): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn remembers his kinsman Halbarad, who fell in battle upon the Pelennor
Field. Semi-companion to "Among the Fields of Green" (but can be read
independently).

Halbarad (341): Fileg
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Halbarad bears the standard of the king on the Paths of the Dead.

Gathering of the Grey Company (171): Leaward
PG, Reason for Rating: implied violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Halbarad must gather the Dunedain of the North that will accompany him to
Rohan as they ride to Aragorn's aid.

Envinyatar (520): Starlight
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Grey Company sails up the Anduin.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Hobbits

The Diary of Frodo Baggins (1243): aelfgifuemma
PG, Reason for Rating: themes of death
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo, age 12, recounts his experiences the first few years following his
parents’ deaths.

Lightness (1230): Dana
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry wonders if Pippin will ever wake up...

To Water the Dust (77): Eruanna
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The tale of that last trickle of sweet rain ill-fated to fall upon the walls
of the Black Land, and how it changed the fortunes of two little hobbits and
all of Middle-earth. Because there is rarely any such thing as a
coincidence.

Hand in Hand (888): illyria-pffyffin
PG-13, Reason for Rating: very angsty (parental death)
Romance Partners: N/A
After the death of Drogo and Primula Baggins Bilbo sees Frodo at the funeral
and does his best to offer comfort and love.

Prayer (887): illyria-pffyffin
G, Reason for Rating: angst, but not too hurtfully done
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry sits beside Frodo's bed in Ithilien. His cousin seems to lose the
fight against death, and Merry seeks help where he never did before.

Good Memories, Like Good Stories (906): Jeodo Brandybuck
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Canon; During the quest, Pippin begins his search for courage.

Reunion at Isengard (515): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry and Pippin's reaction after Gandalf has come and gone from Isengard. A
gentle, lighthearted look at the aftermath of this unexpected reunion.

The Comfort of Good Friends (626): SilverMoonLady
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On that last night in Crickhollow before leaving on the Quest, what did some
or all of the Conspirators talk about after Frodo went to bed? Would Merry
have some more questions about the Black Riders and be more worried about
Pippin going along and about the Quest in general?

Foolish Hobbit (120): Tialys
G, Reason for Rating: NA
Romance Partners: NA
Sam accompanied Frodo on his journey as a 'punishment' from Gandalf, but
Frodo knew the perils they would be facing. Did he object? Book-verse.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: War of the Ring

Captain's Last Charge, The (81): AmandaK
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for theme.
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir prepares to do his father's bidding and retake Osgiliath for Gondor.

Sunshine and Laughter (1232): Anastasia
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Gandalf tries to soothe Pippin's nightmares in Minas Tirith....

For the Common Man (661): Anoriath
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Just what *did* happen to the cock that crowed the break of the siege of
Minas Tirith?

Payment Put Off (1038): pippinfan88
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
From the battle at the Black Gate, a young spirit approaches the Grey
Curtain.

One Who Ran (1197): thevina_finduilas
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Inspired by some throwaway lines in 'The Black Gate Opens.' A short vignette
about one of the nameless lost during the last days of the War of the Ring.


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Msg# 4580

Books/Time: Post-Ring War, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:20:36 Topic ID# 4580
The Shadow Within (122): Arandil
G, Reason for Rating: NA
Romance Partners: N/A
Thranduil receives a disturbing letter from an unlikely source. What
possible cause could the King of the Green Wood have to travel at a moment’s
notice to Ithilien to visit with his son?

Lost and Found (1253): Bodkin
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: N/A
A mother reflects on the effects of the quest. The thoughts of Eglantine
Took.

Fading Leaves (356): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
After the War of the Ring, an elf of Rivendell delays her departure for the
West.

One Day in Ithilien (744): jen_loves_elves
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Having Legolas as a neighbour is not as much fun as some might expect. On a
warm summers day, Faramir deals with wives, daughters, Elves, and "all good
beasts".

Forward and Back (1000): Larian Elensar
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Implied sexual realtionship between the brothers
though nothing graphic.
Romance Partners: Elladan and Elrohir
The twins look forward by looking back.

Offerings (27): Lyllyn
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: n/a
Eowyn remembers the Great War and her promise

A Merry Meeting at Bree (211): maranya14
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The advent of a group of mysterious men at the Prancing Pony greatly
confuses poor Nob, and promises some surprises for Master Barliman
Butterbur.

Requiem for Boromir (6): maranya14
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
At Edoras, the night before King Théoden's funeral, Faramir asks the
remaining members of the Fellowship to tell him the manner of his brother's
passing.

All Hallows' Day (317): Marnie
PG, Reason for Rating: mild swearing
Romance Partners: n/a
A tale of adventure on the high seas, invisible presences on a Royal Navy
Frigate, and the final entrance into Mandos' Halls of one very lonely elven
fëa. Features Celeborn and his grandad. Rated PG for a tiny bit of swearing.

As the Magnet Finds Iron (491): Nessime
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence, adult themes, mild erotic content
Romance Partners: m/f
Amid the losses of war, where does one find joy? A brief glimpse through the
eyes of a Westfold woman.

Reconciliation (44): Nrink
PG, Reason for Rating: Some adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir, Denethor, Finduilas, and forgiveness.

March Frost (769): SilverMoonLady
PG, Reason for Rating: Story takes place in the married couple's bed.
Nothing graphic occurs.
Romance Partners: Merry/Estella
Dark of night brings to mind darker days...

The Healer's Choice (1240): Sivan Shemesh
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Evil cliffy, violence/physical torture. The usual
stuff...
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas was hurt in battle, but when Aragorn tries to heal him, Legolas
won’t let him. What then is the healer’s choice? Will he take control and
heal his friend, or will he let Legolas have his way?

The Other Day (159): Space Weavil
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Two characters, both left over from Middle Earth, watch the world change
around them, becoming the place we know now.

By All The Signs (757): Tialys
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Archaeologists discover the graves of two knights and call in an unusual
historian to elaborate on their identities...

Dolor Meus (897): Werecat
PG, Reason for Rating: References to religion
Romance Partners: n/a
In another land and another time, the man who loves birds (Radagast) meets
the one with a strong voice(Maglor). Fourth Age, AU.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Aman

I Will Know Suffering (704): Andy Longwood
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Frodo/OFC
Ilúvatar’s gift does not always seem a blessing. When the Ringbearer comes
to Valinor to find peace, he is a reminder that mortality can be a cause for
mourning – and that to truly know happiness, one must also know sorrow.

Borne to Me By the Sea (1258): AngelQueen
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
The Sea is restless today. Perhaps it chooses to mirror my own conflicted
heart...

Pipes After Supper (134): Ariel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Frodo/OFC
One evening on Tol Eressea, Frodo and Sam have a little talk about pipeweed
and the nature of love.

End of Days, The (158): Bejai
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
Alone under a sunset near the end of time, Galadriel waits.

Bearer of Bad Tidings (12): LOTR_lover
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
Elrond sees Celebrian's face in the crowd of elves at the quay in Avallonë,
knowing he will have to tell her about Arwen. Elrond, Celebrian, Galadriel,
Glorfindel.

Seeds of Old Trees (478): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
Suppose Ceelborn eventually did go to Valinor -- would he like it there? And
would Galadriel really be meekly waiting for him at the dock?

The Long Defeat (1213): Perelleth
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
A weary Celeborn tries to find the Straight Road and sail to Valinor. A
short vignette for today's much neglected World Forestry Day.

Sing Me Home (516): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
How did Arwen know that Frodo could sail West? How did Cirdan help Frodo in
his decision? What happens when the bent Seas are left behind and the
Straight Road begins? Frodo leaves Middle-earth -- and finds joy and peace.

Dreme (858): Singe
PG, Reason for Rating: language
Romance Partners: n/a
Scribbled in the margin of a nightmare poem called 'The Seabell' are the
words Frodo's Dreme. Well, that was then. Now, Frodo awakes at last.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Final Partings

Moss and Stone (560): Altariel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A final parting near the Old Forest. Gandalf leaves his charges behind in
safe hands.

Departing (183): Celandine Brandybuck
PG, Reason for Rating: Character death
Romance Partners: N/A
At the end of Elessar's life, others also chose to depart Middle-earth.
Featuring Haldir, Gimli, and Legolas.

Farewell (362): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Gandalf and Radagast part at the end of the Third Age.

Sunstar (705): illyria-pffyffin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Rose's dead and Sam's no longer "torn in two." But does it mean that he's
whole now? Are the Ring-bearers going to be together at last?

Namarie, Elessar (746): Joanna
PG, Reason for Rating: Death of a character
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
They paid the price now of loving him, the one who had been fated to leave
them from the very first day. Arwen says her goodbyes to those she has loved
as Legolas accompanies her to Lothlorien to fulfill a priomise made long
ago.

That Which Remains (1025): mir_noldoris
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel, Gimli/Galadriel, Aragorn/Arwen,
Sam/Rosie
The Ringbearers pass from Middle-earth, and those who love them are left
behind.

The Last Time (1118): SoundOfHorns
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn and Merry in the Hallows

Beyond This World (32): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: Character Death
Romance Partners: N/A
A Legolas and Gimli fic set LONG after RotK in the Undying Lands. Basically,
a tale of the ultimate end to the Fellowship.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Friendship

Knitting (1225): AngieT
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In Minas Tirith, Merry comes upon Frodo doing something completely
unexpected.

A Mist of Tears and Weariness (981): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In Ithilien, Gandalf comforts a distraught Merry.

Kingly Gifts (831): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn and Éomer consider how to reward their hobbits.

Neither Have I Wings To Fly (985): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry says his last goodbye to Frodo, and remembers a day by the Brandywine
years before.

The Long Night (1102): Garnet Took
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Two young hobbits weather one of the worst storms to ever hit Crickhollow.

Concerning Ladders (926): grey_wonderer
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In which Pippin does something nice for Merry, and Merry does Pippin a
disservice. A little Yule story set in Crickhollow.

Orc Sign (833): Kit5 (aka Pippinswolf)
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
When orcs approach the borders of the Shire, Merry, Pippin and Sam must lead
their people in defense of their homeland once again...

StarFire (983): Lindelea
PG, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
During the confirmation of Peregrin Took as Thain, the gift sent by King
Eomer of Rohan causes quite a stir.

Always Dancing (928): Mariposa
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for one adult reference
Romance Partners: N/A
After the Scouring of the Shire, Pippin and Merry train a group of young
hobbits in the beautiful dance that is swordplay at its most lethal.

All I Ever Wanted (844): pippinfan88
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry takes advantage of a drunken lass and ends up marrying her…lol.

Blood Ties (834): Pipspebble
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry worries about how to help Pippin...and himself...deal with Frodo's
leaving Middle-earth...

Nightly Noises (827): Pipwise Brandygin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Newly settled into Crickhollow with Merry, the Old Forest is a little too
close to home for Pippin's liking. A nightmare raises up some memories and
fears that both hobbits have tried to bury.

Memory of Ents (800): Rabidsamfan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On an errand in the Old Forest, Merry, Pippin and Sam recall Treebeard and
the Ents.

Clasps and Links (1222): Songspinner
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry helps Eowyn search for something very special on her wedding day…



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Gap-Filler

Restoration (288): Acacea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"I would see the White Tree in flower again in the courts of the kings, and
the Silver Crown return, and Minas Tirith in peace..." A post-Ring War
vignette.

Object Lessons (586): Aliana
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éowyn, Frodo, and a moment in Minas Tirith.

Remembrance (90): Ancalime8301
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo tries to use his work on the Red Book to hold the anniversary memories
at bay.

Duet (886): Aratlithiel
PG, Reason for Rating: strong angst
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry and Pippin remember Frodo

In Plain Sight (885): Aratlithiel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Rather juicy humor and strong language
Romance Partners: N/A
Hobbits don't take instruction very well.

Renewal (883): Bodkin
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Celeborn contemplates sailing to the Undying Lands.

Fear no more (970): Cuthalion
PG, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir has been dreaming his entire life; in Autumn 1421 he has the most
strange dream in his life and asks his King and Queen for help to understand
it... (Reader perhaps needs some knowledge of the \"Silmarillion\")

Homeward bound (945): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
During the stay in Bree on the return journey from Minas Tirith to the
Shire, Nob reunites Sam with an old friend.

Heartsong (825): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin regains something he thinks is lost forever...

Guarding the Shire (513): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
On the way home after thed War, Merry asks Aragorn and Gandalf why the
Rangers were guarding the Shire for so long.

Light out of Darkness (895): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A series of chapters that share a common theme: a comforting experience of
Light shared by Frodo and one other person. Characters include Sam, Aragorn,
Gandalf, Gimli, Galadriel, and Pippin.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: General Drabble

Seasong (149): Azalais
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Legolas/OFC
In Valinor, Gimli asks Legolas about the elf-maiden he has been watching all
evening.

Lesson Learned: Spring Flood, 1433 (1112): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Mery ponders on one of the most important lesson learnt.

Blossoms (287): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas and Gimli realize that Arwen is pregnant.

Links (23): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: NA
Drabble. Frodo remembers Boromir.

A Long Awaited Party (1298): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
A Shire birthday party for the King

Aragorn Himself Waits for a Sign (392): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Aragorn uses the palantír to look for news of Arwen.

For Everything There Is A Season (31): Isabeau of Greenlea
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
Now that the war's over, there's time for other things....

Just A Bit Of Chop (30): Isabeau of Greenlea
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
Drabble. Lothiriel's brothers have some family business to attend to...

Tales of Old Wives (927): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A set of three drabbles: glimpses of sleeping Travellers, late summer, S.R.
1481.

Replacements (486): Meril
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Lothíriel introduces herself to Arwen.

Greater Gift, The (540): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
As she arrives in Valinor, Galadriel reflects on her experience with Frodo.

Mother and Son (1381): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Elrond meets Elwing in the Undying Lands

Stranger (99): Thuriniel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Legolas arrives in Eryn Lasgalen.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Gondor

Dawn (251): Acacea
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Post ROTK -- Faramir's reflections before a battle, on the retreat across
the Pelennor, and on Éowyn.

Legacy (282): Acacea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas, Faramir/Éowyn
Memories of a rainy day in Minas Tirith -- Faramir, Boromir, Imrahil,
Elboron, and a blue mantle.

Stealth and Grace (802): Anastasia
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin wants to dance at Aragorn's wedding; Merry and Legolas come to his
aid.

A City of Scarlet Flowers (390): annmarwalk
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A simple gesture helps Faramir and his city to heal.

Alterations (260): Eledhwen
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Set in Minas Tirith, following the wedding of Aragorn and Arwen. A series of
snapshots from one day, featuring the Fellowship and co-starring Faramir,
the Twins, Elrond and Galadriel.

Turning the Page (337): ErinRua
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
A letter from Éomer, King of Rohan to Aragon, King of Gondor and Arnor, near
the time of the latter's death. Éomer reflects on the past and remembers old
friendships.

No Peace for the Living (613): faramir_boromir
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir goes to Rath Dínen to check that Aragorn's crown will be ready for
the coronation. Along the way he thinks a lot about his family and the past.

Who Will Care? (612): faramir_boromir
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir cleans up the Steward’s library, and wonders why he does so.

Greenery (14): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
A young apprentice meets someone strange in the garden of the Houses of
Healing...

Bare Feet and Beer (571): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir is happy. Eowyn loves him. He's doing a good job as Steward. Things
can't get better, can they?

In The Shadow of His Blade (803): pipkinsweetgrass
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The six survivors of the Fellowship still in Middle-earth meet in Minas
Tirith to honour their fallen companion Boromir. Three of them have one more
lesson to learn from someone dear concerning duty, honor and fatherly love.

The King's Summons (1392): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas receives glad tidings from Beregond.

War Stories (1367): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Eldarion learns what Faramir did in the war...

Faithful Star (593): Tiana Luthien
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
A long-awaited event occurs in Emyn Arnen.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Gondor Drabble

Remembrance (108): Ainaechoiriel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A drabble and companion to Immortal (2004 nom. at ff.net), in which Merry
and Pippin asked Legolas to remember them.

Dandelion Clocks (17): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Arwen remembers Eowyn.

Afterthoughts (230): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir and Elrond remember Boromir.

Shield and Standard (695): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Éowyn, Aragorn/Arwen
After surviving the Wild and years of battle, Aragorn faces his greatest
challenge: introducing Arwen to Éowyn.

Foreign Customs (329): Elvenesse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Aragorn helps Arwen give birth to their first child.

Good Stone (721): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas and Gimli help rebuild Minas Tirith after the War of the Ring.

Fireside Reflections (400): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éomer asks Faramir whether he misses commanding armies.

In Memoriam (949): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Bergil and Beregond remember Boromir's sacrifice.

As Though to Breathe Were Life (257): mir_noldoris
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn decides to give back the Gift.

A New Age (1387): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Eldarion observes as Elboron is sworn in by the King.

Refuge for the Weary, A (547): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
After the Ring War, Faramir asks Elrond about Boromir.

Returning from a Wedding (1379): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Imrahil and his family reflect on Lothíriel's absence.

Seeing (1356): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Imrahil reflects...



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Incomplete

Alas for Orthanc (98): BarrowWight
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Dark themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Many people have read the work of Tolkien based on the accounts of history
given in the Red Book identified to have been recorded by Bilbo and Frodo
Baggins with compilation and editorial work by Samwise Gamgee. What follows
is an account immediately following the events of the of the sixth book,
specifically, beginning in the chapter entitled, "The Scouring of the
Shire". This work stands in contrast with the historic information appearing
only in the Appendixes of Tolkien’s work, i.e. the notes about how everyone
lives happily ever after following the close of the last chapter, and no
effort has been made to reconcile this account with those in the
appendixes..

The Road to Edoras (872): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Fredegar Bolger leads an embassy of hobbits to the King's Court in Gondor.
But first they must go to Rohan. A sequel to "A New Reckoning". (This story
is currently at short story length but will eventually become a novella)

SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Incomplete

Valour Without Renown (737): Forodwaith
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: n/a
After the Ring War costs a woman of Rohan everything she holds dear, does
she have the strength necessary to rebuild her life? The War and its
consequences, as experienced by a very ordinary inhabitant of Middle-earth.

The Old Dwarf and the Sea (3): Isabeau of Greenlea
PG, Reason for Rating: adult inferences
Romance Partners: N/A
Gimli and Legolas journey to the Undying Lands, which are never the same
afterwards....

What Thou Lovest Well (458): LadyAranel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Possible sexual situations to come
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn, Legolas/Éowyn
Legolas builds a home in Ithilien after the War, and his friendship with
Faramir and Éowyn grows.

Trust to Hope, Book Two (1295): Novedhelion
R, Reason for Rating: sex
Romance Partners: Éomer/Lothíriel
The continuing saga of Éomer and Lothíriel...

The Bee Charmer rewritten extended edition (587): pipkinsweetgrass
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Just to be safe, since an upcoming chapter will
have a non-graphic reference to the kidnapping and rape of a little girl
during wartime. Mostly it's purely G rated.
Romance Partners: Boromir/OFC, Merry/Estalla, Pippin/Diamond
Rewritten! Can one leave the Shadow of the Ring to seek the Light? Can a Man
become a Hobbit? An inner journey with a little action, adventure, drama,
supernatural & romance. A tale of self-healing. PG for some scenes.

All For Her (899): SoundOfHorns
R, Reason for Rating: Romantic situations
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
A story in which Faramir, genteel Prince of Ithilien, rides like an old
woman, blushes like a maid and bares all...but, in the end, gets to wed his
wife. Confused? Just be glad you're not marrying a sheildmaiden.

Land of Light and Shadows (1202): Thundera Tiger
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: n/a
A meeting of trade deep within the deserts of Harad takes a sharp turn for
the worst when politics, history, and power struggles become involved.
Featuring Aragorn, Eomer, Gimli, Legolas, Imrahil, and the Haradrim in all
their scheming glory.

The Trees Remember (525): VanatheEverYoung
R, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: Haldir/F
Herein lies the tale of those Elves who defied the Grace of the Valar and
sailed not to Valinor. For years uncounted, they remained sundered from
their High-elven kin. The Valinórean Elves wondered often about their lost
friends and how they faired in the ever changing world of Men. But no more.
In the year 1942 of the Sixth Age, they united once again in Arda.

Rites Of Passage (700): Willow-wode
R, Reason for Rating: Adult situations, sexual situations
Romance Partners: Frodo/Original Male Character
A 'coming of age' fic, known in the fandom as "The Forging of the
Ringbearer".



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Ithilien Drabble

Garden (220): Cheryl
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas plants Faramir a garden in Ithilien.

The Return (295): Elana
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
Faramir brings Eowyn to Henneth Annun.

Ithilien, Part II (380): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Arwen speaks to Faramir about Elves and Ithilien

Garden Secrets (573): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Faramir uncovers the secret of Éowyn's gardening success.

Voice of Experience, The (415): Ijemanja
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éowyn decides not to let her daughter train as a warrior.

New Home (20): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Beregond and Bergil move to Ithilien.

Reunion (634): Vistula the Dunadan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On his trip back to Gondor in SR1442, Sam returns to Ithilien



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Romance

Sun on the Water (971): Cuthalion
R, Reason for Rating: erotic contents
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Faramir decides to give his wife a swimming lesson...

Light On the Way (794): Larner
PG, Reason for Rating: Character death and discrete discussions of handling
dead bodies.
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Regarding the passing of the King Elessar Telcontar and of his Lady Arwen.

Strawberry Fields (870): MysteriousWays
PG-13, Reason for Rating: marital situations
Romance Partners: Frodo/OFC
A tender, sweet, funny, romantic, and slightly sexy story about Frodo and OC
Linwe. The story takes place a year and three months after the destruction
of the ring.

Heart’s Desire (1029): Nickey
R, Reason for Rating: R for angst and a bit of slash
Romance Partners: Merry and Pippin
In Crickhollow, after Frodo leaves, Merry sits and thinks too much, as
usual...A sequel to 'Mind Games'.

The Road Ahead (706): Sally Gardens
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Adult themes, character death
Romance Partners: Frodo/f
Frodo is granted the grace of return, but now faces the challenge of
rebuilding his broken life.

Coming Home (1071): SilverMoonLady
R, Reason for Rating: This tale is rated NC-17 at OSA because of their
rules, but in spite of high angst, some violence and some erotic scenes the
choice of words justifies only a R, IMO. A/N: redirected to Stories of Arda,
with modified scenes with alters the rating to R.
Romance Partners: Merry/Estella
A story about Merry and Pippin (and Frodo), finding out that even in the
restored Shire not all wounds are healed.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Shire

Cousins, Cold and Comforts (908): Anso the Hobbit
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo, Merry, and Pippin spend a cold and rainy evening together in
Crickhollow, SR1420…

Maps and Legends (1191): Anso the Hobbit
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Before leaving for the Grey Havens, Frodo leaves something special for his
closest friends and cousins, and Merry is not to open his until he becomes
Master of Buckland.

Telling the Bees (343): Fileg
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Based on a Celtic superstition: Sam tells the bees there has been a change
at Bag End.

Hardiness (372): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Sam takes stock of the Bag End garden after the depredations of Sharkey's
men.

While There's Breath (1277): Lindelea
PG, Reason for Rating: angst
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond, Ferdinand/Pimpernel
Pippin has a chance to prove his loyalty when a simple river crossing turns
deadly.

Horn-Cry of Buckland, The (467): Lulleny
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Merry/Esmeralda
"In the Buckland, the Horn of the Mark was blown at sundown every November 2
and bonfires and feastings followed." (Appendices) While preparing for the
yearly fire and feast, Merry confronts a grief he didn't know he had.

At Last (808): Mariposa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Two drabble-and-a-half’s about Pippin and Merry’s homecoming.

Truth and Consequences (837): Mariposa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin works hard to build up the already vast library at the Great Smials.
But when he orders books and histories and stories from abroad he really had
not quite understood that he, Merry and the others would be in some of the
books, and that others would read about them and their deeds.

Enigmas- The Life and Love of Linwe and Frodo (868): MysteriousWays
PG-13, Reason for Rating: There are some sexual scenes, though not in great
detail.
Romance Partners: Frodo/Linwe (OC)
Here is an alternate ending for Frodo where he is given the chance at
lasting romantic love. The story begins in a place that appears to be
unrelated but then appearences are often deceiving. Did the One Ring LOOK
evil. I don't think so.

As Good As You (854): pearltook1
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Near the end of his life Paladin and Pippin have a father/son talk about the
Thainship.

Where Roses Grow (589): pippinfan88
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Adult situations (het.)
Romance Partners: Pippin/OFC
Exploring the possibility of Pippin being a tween-aged parent. A tender
story.

Tall Tales (1153): Pipwise Brandygin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin and young Faramir, during a lovely afternoon in the Shire, Somewhere
in the hills south of Tuckborough, 3rd of Thrimidge, 1440 SR.

The Masters of Buckland Have Always Been Romantic (624): Saoirse
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Merry, Estella
Merry and Estella find a special something in Brandy Hall.



SubCategory: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Vignette

Touche (229): DragonLady7
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Éomer/Lothíriel, Faramir/Éowyn
Éomer and Faramir decide to settle things like civilized human beings: with
a friendly Fourth Age fencing match.

Farewell (302): Elana
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Legolas and Gimli sail West. Double drabble.

Butterbur and the King (261): Eledhwen
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Barliman Butterbur welcomes some rather special guests to the Prancing Pony.

Passages (352): Flick
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A vignette on the passing of the Nine (the members of the Fellowship).

Faint Hope (357): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Sam and Arwen have a little chat just before the Fellowship leave Minas
Tirith.

In Thranduil's Halls (1304): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas' unease at his return to Eryn Lasgalen

Watery Grave (1074): Ijemanja
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, suicidal thoughts
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen, Arwen/Goldberry
Arwen faces grief, mortality, and Goldberry, beneath the fading trees. Not
slash, really, though there are very slightly slashy undertones, I suppose.

Weariness (375): quirky_orthodox
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Celeborn seeks out Maglor, son of Feanor, and puts some old grudges to rest.

Adagio (902): simbelmyne
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
Lothiriel found the songs of the Rohirrim strange, until she and Eomer began
to weave a song of their own.


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Msg# 4581

Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:22:11 Topic ID# 4581
His Last Words (85): Amarie
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: N/A
A revealing glimpse of Boromir's thoughts, as the lure of the Ring takes
hold. His last and only letter to Faramir, though his brother may never
know.

In the Dark (132): Ariel
PG, Reason for Rating: suicidal thoughts
Romance Partners: N/A
In Mordor, following Frodo and Sam's forced march, Sam is not the only one
to have grim revelations as they rested by the roadside.

Cormallen (799): Frodo Baggins of Bag End (Febobe)
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The thoughts of the Fellowship at the feast at Cormallen.

Isildur's Inheritance (1299): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn is tempted by the Ring

Another Bride (426): Isil Elensar
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/f
What if Aragorn had fallen in love with another woman in his past? What if
Aragorn had not married Arwen?

Intertwined (105): Karri
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Upon reaching Hollin, Sam’s curiosity leads to a demonstration of elven
magic.

Wizard's Watch (1227): Pipspebble
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A heart to heart between Gandalf and Pippin...a combination of BookVerse and
MovieVerse

Spellbound (880): Shirebound
PG-13, Reason for Rating: PG-13 rating is for serious themes, consistent
with canon
Romance Partners: N/A
What are the Barrow-wights? Why did the wight tell Frodo that they were
“waiting” for him? What did it plan for the hobbits, and why? How were the
hobbits lured up to the Great Barrow? What explains why Frodo was treated
differently than the other hobbits, awakened sooner, and found the strength
to resist the call of the Ring in such a desperate situation? This story is
my own look at the events on the Barrow-downs from the chapter ‘The Fog on
the Barrow-downs’, The Fellowship of the Ring.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Drabble

Raven and Gold (52): Acacea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
Conversations on the walls of Minas Tirith.

Five Things That Never Happened to Faramir & Eowyn (39): Altariel
PG, Reason for Rating: Generally dark atmosphere
Romance Partners: Eowyn, Faramir
Five things that never happened to Faramir & Eowyn; a series of drabbles.

Firelight (393): annmarwalk
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Truths are revealed by the light of a campfire as the Fellowship journeys
south.

Kindred Spirits (106): annmarwalk
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Gandalf ponders his relationship with Faramir.

'Peering in the water as the dark eve fell, I caught him, Gollum.' (19):
Avon
PG, Reason for Rating: Generally dark atmosphere.
Romance Partners: N/A
Drabble. Aragorn captures Gollum.

Hands of a Healer (142): Azalais
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Bilbo and Arwen anxiously await the arrival of Frodo in Rivendell.

Olorin I was in my Youth In the West that is Forgotten (25): Azalais
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Drabble. Gandalf remembers a lost youth without drizzle, aching joints or
grumpy Hobbits.

I Pledge My Bow (221): Cheryl
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas decides to join the Fellowship.

My Sons of Gondor (911): Cuthalion
PG-13, Reason for Rating: high angst
Romance Partners: N/A
A mother in Minas Tirith watches Faramir's men ride into their fate when
they try to reconquer Osgiliath (based on the movie scene from ROTK)

Unspeakable (254): Dwimordene
PG-13, Reason for Rating: torture
Romance Partners: n/a
Arador (Aragorn's grandfather) is tortured by the enemy's agents in the
Coldfells.

Dark Memory (46): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: NA
Drabble. A snapshot from Aragorn's first journey through Moria.

First Meeting (364): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
"Aragorn meets Galadriel and Celeborn for the first time."

Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes (371):
Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Galadriel offers to let Arwen gaze into her mirror, to see what the future
holds for Aragorn.

You Ask Too Much (643): LKK
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Thranduil's thoughts on hearing that Legolas has gone on the quest.

The Great Years (1372): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The War of the Ring, from the perspective of the Eagles.

The Ride of the Rohirrim (1325): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Rohirrim ride to Gondor's aid. (Scroll down to find the drabble.)

Bringing the Sun (1382): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas and Aragorn on Caradhras...

Brotherly Love (1393): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Boromir meets his new brother.

Renewed Acquaintance (548): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn sees Boromir at the Council of Elrond and remembers the toddler he
knew when he served in Gondor as Thorongil.

Wise Enough (552): Tanaqui
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir is tempted to take the Ring from Frodo.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Elves

The Sweetest Harvest (1001): alex_cat_45
PG, Reason for Rating: Some mention of M/M couples.
Romance Partners: N/A
Elrond thinks of all he is thankful for.

A Question of Duty (152): daw the minstrel
PG, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: None
The decision to accompany Frodo must have been difficult for Legolas, given
that he was needed in Mirkwood.

Spring Awakenings (153): daw the minstrel
R, Reason for Rating: Sexual situations
Romance Partners: Legolas and female OC; OCs
Legolas and his brother Eilian deal with problems at Elven settlements. Love
and disaster are both in the air.

Forgetting War (1322): Karenator
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
When Legolas heard the cry of the gulls, his life in Middle-Earth was
changed forever. What was it that the cries awakened? What is sea longing?
My take on the allure of the light in Valinor.

May the Valar Protect Them (1055): Nilmandra
PG, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: N/A
This is the story of Legolas and the amazing circumstances set around his
birth and early life.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Gondor

Wizard and His Pupil, The (53): Acacea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir, Gandalf, and a final parting.

The Flowers of the Forest (2): Altariel
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
Reflections on the war to end all wars.

Visions of Despair (663): Aralanthiriel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Gap-filler. Haunted by disturbing visions in the palantír, and faced with
the growing menace of Mordor -- Denethor slowly loses hope. This is an
exploration of Denethor's final days in Minas Tirith, and his eventual
descent into madness. Much introspection and angst. Also features Gandalf,
Faramir, and Pippin.

The Rooster Man of Gondor (321): Chelsea Nolan
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: none
An unusual perspective on the siege of Gondor.

The Room of Tears (759): Elendiari22
PG-13, Reason for Rating: This is rather dark.
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin and Eowyn come across a forgotten room in the Citadel at Minas
Tirith, and find a hidden message that will stay with them forever.

Priceless Treasure (427): Isil Elensar
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir, new Steward of Gondor, has but one key in a set of three, that
seemingly will not open anything. But what of the two, unopened, remaining
chests?



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hobbits

The Dark Places (1152): Citrine
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The hobbits hold onto each other in the darkness of Moria, and Pippin
understands that caring for each other is what will see them through the
Quest...

All Else Fades (1263): Claudia
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Angst.
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam must make a difficult decision after Shelob fells Frodo.

The Journey of the Lady's Phial (1278): Claudia
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A series of vignettes about Frodo and Sam on quest, linked together by the
Phial of Galadriel.

A Foolish Thing (1031): Dana
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for angst
Romance Partners: N/A
The palantir...what Merry and Pippin saw...

Hoped, At Least (1131): Dana
PG, Reason for Rating: Angst, war themes
Romance Partners: N/A
"And so despondently Merry now stood and watched the mustering of the army."
Pippin marches to the Black Gate and hopes to do his best.

A Different Kind of Quest (777): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry and Pippin find gifts for their families while in Minas Tirith.

Yule in Hollin (1143): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The hobbits are finding Yule in the Wild rather bleak...

Learning To Walk (760): Nickey
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
All his life Pippin Took has never slowed down. Now, to help Frodo, he must
learn to walk instead of run...

Love and Healing (1035): pippinfan88
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Minas Tirith receives a bit of healing through the restoration process;
Pippin receives a bit of healing through helping in that endeavour.
Merry…well, that is in the story!

Faerie Blood (306): Saoirse
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin is lost in the woods, and something helps him.

The Next Day (307): Saoirse
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mention of death.
Romance Partners: N/A
The Hobbits were buried on a hill in Bywater, and a stone was placed on
their grave with a garden around it. One-shot.

Pawns (310): Tialys
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: N/A
Samwise joins Gandalf in a game of chess and choices are argued.

Bed of Roses (793): Vistula the Dunadan
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Samwise Gamgee/Rosie Cotton
Frodo, on Mount Doom, considers Sam's fate



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hurt/Comfort

Cousins on Watch (984): Anso the Hobbit
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Two separate scenes based on the same starting line. The three cousins watch
over each other in times of illness and injury.

Victories Won (810): Garnet Took
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Gandalf and Gimli keep a vigil over a wounded Pippin…

To Cross a River (820): Hai Took
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Gandalf discovers that crossing a river with four hobbits, two men, one
dwarf and one elf is not as easy as he thought!

The Pine-Woods Excursion (1275): lilybaggins
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Angst.
Romance Partners: N/A
In Rivendell, Frodo gets bitten by a poisonous snake. (Readers will need to
scroll down to near bottom of the page to find story listing.)

On Becoming An Adventurer (1161): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
What was the price of leaving the Shire, and everything they had known
behind?



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Incomplete

Fallen (212): Aliana
PG-13, Reason for Rating: battle injury, gore, mature themes
Romance Partners: m/f, not central to story
They're overworked, unsung, and constantly in demand: meet the healers,
surgeons, and hospital administrators of Minas Tirith; the Ring War from the
perspective of one very ordinary Gondorian nurse. This story features, by
necessity, some speculative "mini-world-building" concerning the structure
and workings of the Houses of Healing, as well as a whole slew of OCs, but
overall stays very faithful to book canon.

Caught Between the Light and Dark (874): Budgielover
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
An innocent misstep on the road out of Rivendell reveals to the Fellowship a
secret long forgotten when the Ring-bearer disappears in a moment of
darkness.

Lesson on Hobbits, A (177): Budgielover
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A lesson from the Ring-bearer teaches Boromir something important about
hobbits... and on the freezing slopes of Caradhras, Gimli is taught a lesson
from all the hobbits.

The Rainstorm (1262): Easterlily
PG, Reason for Rating: Angst.
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo's parents died alone that day in the Brandywine River or did they? Who
else was with them? What really happened?

Clearing the Heir (1114): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A holiday story, written for Marigold's Challenge Number 11. How did Bilbo
come to the decision to name an heir?

Cormallen (807): Mariposa
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for descriptions of injuries and angst.
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin's wounding at the Last Battle, and his care in Ithilien. (I couldn’t
find the story posted anywhere other than the author’s livejournal, so the
link is to Chapter 4, which has the links to the first 3 chapters at the
top.)

Hobbits (944): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An attempt to collect the different quotes from "The Lord of the Rings" and
"The Hobbit" pertaining to Shire-lore. Currently reflects books I-IV of "The
Lord of the Rings". (WIP)

The Best Brew in Buckland (934): Marta
PG, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
While Minas Tirith celebrtes the marriage of Elessar and Arwen, Faramir
joins Legolas, Merry, and Pippin for a private get-together. Much alcohol is
consumed, and certain stewards of Gondor are embarrassed. Afterwards, Éomer
and Gimli tired of the hobbits' glorating, try to help Faramir revenge
himself of the humiliation. Also features Imrahil, Elphir, Erchiron,
Elrohir, and a slew of OCs.

If Ever Two Were One (752): Nessime
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content, adult themes
Romance Partners: f/m
What began as a simple story about a woman of the Rohirrim, the wife to one
of the Riders in Eomer's eored, has become instead a full blown biography,
filled with romance, intrigue, and tragedy.

The Doom of Mandos (1043): quirky_orthodox
R, Reason for Rating: Rated R for psychological and physical violence
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
Galadriel betrays the Fellowship and attempts to take the ring from Frodo.
Celeborn is forced to act, but the treachery of the One Ring is great
indeed.

The Errand Lad (884): Rabidsamfan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Ten-year-old Bergil's observations of the Pheriannath in the aftermath of
the War of the Ring.

An Act of Desperation (910): ShieldmaidenofRohan
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Battle scenes
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
The tale of Eowyn of Rohan, from her childhood to her ride to Gondor and the
battle of the Pelennor, and beyond...

During a journey in the dark... (1254): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: Drama and violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Join our favorite Fellowship heroes as they continue the journey of missing
scenes and missing thoughts in Moria. Sequel to the story "While the Ring
went south..."



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Poetry

Imladris Interpreted (60): Aeneid
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Boromir and Faramir have a dream. They seek counsel from their father.
Tension, insults, loud blinking, advice and some funny words. Written in
free-verse poetry.

One Day (72): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After retiring to Rivendell, Bilbo Baggins is working hard on his book.
Elrond, Aragorn, Arwen, and Elladan play supporting roles.

Dies Irae (405): Ellisande
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: n/a
The Battle of the Pelennor, the Dawnless Day and the Downfall of Numenor. A
try to write Middle-Earth's Dies Irae.

Return of the King, The (268): Ellisande
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
The return of the King as seen by Denethor, memories and madness...

Tale of Years, A (269): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
A series of triolets from Denethor's point of view, mostly reflecting the
relationships that have influenced his life.

The Dark Night of the Soul (272): Ellisande
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Denethor has to come to terms with Finduilas' death. - A strange
experimental mixture of poetry and vignette.

Ballad For Boromir And Legolas (567): Ezra's Persian Kitty
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mild romantic content, sexual relations hinted at,
death implied.
Romance Partners: Boromir/Legolas
Love is found... and lost.

Brown Spirit (367): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"A fool, he called you". Three haiku for Radagast, the Brown Wizard.

Close your Eyes (95): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
a dwarven lullaby

Craft-masters' Song (129): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: NA
Romance Partners: n/a
A dwarven work song.

A Mother's Dream (1209): White Gull
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: None
Primula's prayers for her son.

Circle of Light (1208): White Gull
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: None
The tale of the phial.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Post-Ring War

Distance (659): Ancalime8301
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The wains of injured, which include three hobbits, journey from the Black
Gate to Ithilien. Also features Pippin, Gimli, and Aragorn.

Bronwe Athan Harthad (128): Aratlithiel
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo deals with the loss of the Ring.

Two of A Kind (1133): Gaslight
PG-13, Reason for Rating: PG - 13 for mature dramatic situations
Romance Partners: N/A
In the Shire during the Scouring, and bound to his master Saruman, Gríma
discovers that there is a certain Hobbit cut of the same cloth. Time: 22
Sept. - 1 Nov. 3019

After All (100): jastaelf
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In a year when everything else seems to have gone poorly, Legolas receives a
special gift that helps him right his perspective at Yuletide.

The 10th Walker. (499): jillian baade
PG, Reason for Rating: Very mild violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
Twenty years after the Ring War, Bill the Pony reflects on his time as part
of the Fellowship of the Ring.

Go to Sleep (1136): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
On the journey to lay Theoden King to rest, Pippin is taken with illness.

The Ringbearer and the Rose (891): Rabidsamfan
PG-13, Reason for Rating: high angst factor in some parts
Romance Partners: Rosie Cotton/ Sam Gamgee
Back in Hobbiton after the Ring War, Frodo finds out that he is not the only
one who has to deal with dark memories. He seeks for an ally to help Sam out
of his grief.

Namesake (271): Ruby Nye
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir is introduced to his namesake

Reunion at Cormallen (1116): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Frodo and Sam’s first night awake at Cormallen, and an unexpected adventure
with the Fellowship at Faramir's refuge. A more gentle, lighthearted tale.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Rivendell

Mariner's Son (326): Adina ATL
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Dunadan called it cheek to write verses of Eärendil in Elrond's house.

Desperate Race, A (675): Budgielover
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Fearing what they may find, Aragorn, Glorfindel and the hobbits race to
Frodo's aid at the Ford of Bruinen.

Out of All Knowledge (178): Budgielover
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult theme, medical gore
Romance Partners: N/A
The story of what the hobbits felt and experienced those dreadful four
nights and three days as a dying Frodo is brought to Rivendell.

Nothing in Haste (407): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Elrond learns that Arwen is making Lúthien's choice.

Important Business (1323): Jay of Lasgalen
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An uninvited observer of the Council of Elrond...

Interlude (429): JeannieMac
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Arwen and Aragorn in Rivendell just before the Council (Elrond, Bilbo and
Linhir make cameo appearances): rather short on plot, more a
character/relationship study... an attempt to give Arwen in particular a bit
more depth.

Maps (1111): Kit5 (aka Pippinswolf)
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry spent some of his time in Rivendell in the library looking at maps.
What went through his mind and to whom did he spoke about the Quest?

Weapons Against The Enemy (631): Nancy Brooke
PG, Reason for Rating: Some Angst
Romance Partners: N/A
Looking for diversion in the Hall of Fire, Glorfindel finds Sam instead.

White Against Black (490): Nath
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Asfaloth's perspective on his race with Nazgul to the Fords of Bruinen.

SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Rivendell

AND THE STARS WILL SING YOUR NAME (881): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A short scene between Frodo and Elrond after the hobbits return to
Rivendell. Frodo wonders if, as the years pass, any of their deeds will be
remembered... but Elrond has his own reasons for knowing that nothing will
be forgotten. Glorfindel has a cameo role.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: The Shire

For Eyes to See as Can (176): Larner
PG, Reason for Rating: rated for suicidal thoughts
Romance Partners: n/a
Written from the point of Sam Gamgee, this is a look at the coming of Frodo
Baggins to Bag End, the impact of the Ring on his life, and all that leads
to his choice to leave Middle-Earth.

Trust (1228): Leah Beth
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Marigold recieves word from Buckland about Sam's disappearance and shares
the news with Rosie.

The Prodigal Took (1032): Lulleny
PG, Reason for Rating: Possibly because of the violence referred to, also
adult themes of alienation
Romance Partners: N/A
From Return of the King: "Pippin rode off with half a dozen lads on ponies.
'See you soon!' he cried. 'It's only fourteen miles or so over the fields.
I'll bring you back an army of tooks in the morning.' " The story of how he
did that.

About Men (29): Lyllyn
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
Robin Smallburrow reminisces over a pint of ale, a vignette about the
Occupation of the Shire.

A Pint of Trouble (890): Mariposa
PG, Reason for Rating: A funny poem with implied swearing (or it could have
been a G)
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo and Merry decide to visit the inn... but they have to take little
Pippin with them, and that's the beginning of the disaster.

In Which Frodo Makes Tea (821): MysteriousWays
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo reflects on the past and present while making tea.

While We Dwelt in Fear (632): pearltook1
PG, Reason for Rating: there are some violent angsty scenes
Romance Partners: N/A
The stories of the families of Merry, Pippin, Frodo and Sam as they face the
troubles of dealing with the Fall and the Occupation of the Shire. The four
Hobbits on the Ring Quest will make appearances in small vignettes.

A Chief's Day (892): Ruby Nye
R, Reason for Rating: Rather violent character death
Romance Partners: N/A
The very last day in the life of the so-called Chief Lotho "Pimple"
Sackville-Baggins


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Msg# 4582

Books/Time:The Hobbit, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:22:42 Topic ID# 4582
The Party Next Door (1255): Acacea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A curious neighbour watches 13 dwarves and a wizard invade Bilbo's house one
fine day in spring.

Travellers' Tales (75): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
It is the first day of the last week of autumn and Bilbo is wondering where
all the magic has gone.

Sheathing Sting (203): Celandine Brandybuck
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
While visiting the Dwarves in Erebor after his Birthday Party, Bilbo goes to
Dale to buy a new scabbard for his sword.

Tangled Web (151): daw the minstrel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: None
A gap filler for The Hobbit. Legolas helps to defend the Woodland Realm,
while, elsewhere, unknown forces are on the move. Great events are astir in
the Woodland Realm in 2941 TA. This is how they looked to the Wood-elves.

The Tide of Times (681): daw the minstrel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas comes of age; Thranduil goes to a meeting of the White Council.

Short Rest, A (428): Jay of Lasgalen
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
When Bilbo and the dwarves arrived in Imladris in The Hobbit, Estel was ten
years old. They must have met. This story is about that meeting.

The Unexpected Homecoming (792): JMac
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: none
A short fic that takes place when Bilbo returns to the Shire after the
events in The Hobbit and finds that his homecoming isn't exactly how he
imagine.

Last of the Summer Wine (1104): Regina
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas pays a last call on the widow of Esgaroth who has sold him wine for
thirty years, and she reflects upon both their improbable friendship and the
ravages of time. A sequel to "The Finest of Vintages."

The Finest of Vintages (1103): Regina
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An exasperated widow of Esgaroth dickers with a high-handed group of elves
seeking to buy more wine for Thranduil’s cellars, but a certain Prince of
Mirkwood succeeds in charming her, despite her temper.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Hobbit: Drabble

Father to Son (139): Azalais
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for hints at torture and impending death.
Romance Partners: N/A
In the dungeons of Dol Guldur Thror gives Gandalf his map and key, to pass
on to Thrain.

There And Back Again (51): Azalais
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
Drabble. Bilbo returns to the Shire after his adventures with a dragon, and
no-one is expecting him...

The Hobbit, Chapter 18 – The Return Journey (297): Elana
PG, Reason for Rating: Character death.
Romance Partners: N/A
Chapter 18 of The Hobbit drabbled.

Fourth Attempt, The (369): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Smaug hears strangers in Erebor and waits for them to try to steal his
treasure.

An Unexpected Party (1359): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Bilbo has Gandalf and the dwarves over for dinner. (Based on "An Unexpected
Party", _The Hobbit_).

Anniversary (923): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Several years after returning to the Shire, some of Bilbo's dwarven
companions visit him in Bag End.

Mercy (583): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Legolas intercepts Bilbo and the dwarves as they try to cross Mirkwood on
their quest toward Erebor.

Our Greatest King (1338): picara
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
"In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side
there lived at this time their greatest king." The Hobbit



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Hobbit: Vignette

Dragon Gem, The (184): Celandine Brandybuck
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Years after Smaug's demise, Dissa, a young girl from Laketown, searches for
treasure on the bottom of Long Lake.

Desiring Peace (279): Enros
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Sméagol's relatives decide to try to force to make him leave their family.

High Flight (419): Jay of Lasgalen
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An eagle remembers the Battle of Five Armies.

Thrush Who Saved Laketown, The (432): jen_loves_elves
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The walkers will tell of their heroes in their language -- this is the story
of another hero, from his own (rather self-centred) perspective.

Sting, The (600): tyellas
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Maeglin, filled with hatred and anger, uses his talents as an elf-smith to
create one small thing -- an item we should all recognize.


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Msg# 4583

Books/Time:The Silmarillion, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:23:42 Topic ID# 4583
Eärendil’s Tale (1331): Bodkin
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
After Elrond's arrival in the Blessed Realm, he meets the parents he cannot
remember. Eärendil and Elwing share their stories with the son they barely
knew. From the Fall of Gondolin to the rise of Gil-Estel, Elrond learns more
of the parents who abandoned him and his brother in the hope of bringing
help to a world on the verge of destruction.

Saying Farewell (730): Finch
PG-13, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Finrod and Amarie say farewell in Tirion.

History Lessons (1056): Nilmandra
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: N/A
Elladan and Elrohir learn the history of the first age from Glorfindel and
others who lived through it, while Elrond reflects upon his past and
parenting elflings.

To Look Upon It Once (1023): Noldo
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Perhaps some mortal boats did find the straight way, and come to the Ancient
West. Inspired by an obscure Silmarillion line.

Once in a Fair Green Country (157): Space Weavil
PG, Reason for Rating: Romance
Romance Partners: Gandalf/OFC
After a night in Imladris with Bilbo and the Dwarves, en route to find the
Lonely Mountain, Gandalf reflects upon his life as a Maia in Valinor, and
his one brush with romance...

Magweth Pengolodh: The Question of Pengolod (1337): tyellas
PG, Reason for Rating: It is a genfic with some violence and some romance.
Romance Partners: N/A
In the Second Age, the elvish loremaster Pengolod, on his way to Tol
Eresseä, gets off the boat in the Númenorean port of Rómenna. Enjoying
Númenor, he lingers in Rómenna for a time, befriends several mortals, tells
his own tales of events from the Silmarillion, and exacerbates inter-racial
tension between mortals and elves, high and low. Characters include: from
the Silmarillion and LOTR: Tar-Minastir, Ciryatan, Rumil of Tirion, Turgon,
Maedhros, Hurin, Huor, Maeglin, Idril, Tuor, Elwing, Earendil, Erestor,
Narvi, Elrond, and Celebrian, and several originals, and from HoME:
Pengolod, Aelfwine I, and Dirhaval.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Drabble

Two Drabbles: Tar-Miriel and the Waves (107): Ainaechoiriel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Tar-Miriel's last thoughts as the waves take Numenor. One canon-based, the
other AU

Grace (242): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Melian/Thingol
Melian thinks about the joys of motherhood.

Beyond Reach (327): Elvenesse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Elwing decides to flee Middle-earth to protect the Silmaril.

Long Live the King (420): Jay of Lasgalen
PG, Reason for Rating: character death
Romance Partners: n/a
On the eve of Elros's death, Elrond visits Numenor.

High King and Halfling (581): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Argeleb grants the Fallohide brothers permission to settle the Shire

Forsaken Kin (483): Meril
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Finarfin forsakes the march of the Noldor towards Middle-earth.

Not Wholly Unwilling (1336): picara
R, Reason for Rating: Questionable Consent / Implied Sexual Situations
Romance Partners: Eol/Aredhel
"And it came to pass that Eöl saw Aredhel as she strayed among the tall
trees near the borders of Nan Elmoth, a gleam of white in the dim land. Very
fair she seemed to him, and he desired her; and he set his enchantments
about her so that she could not find the ways out…. It is not said that
Aredhel was wholly unwilling...." The Silmarillion

Defiance (1355): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Húrin falls in the Battle of Unnumbered Tears.

Faithful (1374): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Anárion observes the fruits of Isildur's labours...

Good welcome they found (1371): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Círdan regrets training Tar-Aldarion so well...

What can be saved (1360): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Isildur saves something precious from the Downfall of Númenor...



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Feanor and Sons

The Full Tragedy of the Kinslaying (1268): Cirdan
R, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Elros and Elrond must decide their fates at the end of the First Age. Maglor
comes Eonwe's camp and reveals that the Elves can stay in Middle-earth for a
while longer. Maglor then sings of the full tragedy of the Kinslaying at
Alqualonde.

Father-Names (345): Finch
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Maglor, remembering the fate of Dior's sons, sets out to search for the sons
of Elwing after the attack on the Havens of Sirion.

House of Dust and Memory (523): Itarille
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Indis, alone in her house after the death of her husband and the flight of
the Noldor, receives a visit from Nerdanel, who has also lost her husband
and children. Birthday fic for Nol.

Captive of Fate (1076): Ithilwen
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Part 1 of Maedhros Series. Maedhros reflects while hanging from
Thangorodrim. Silmarillion-based.

Comes the Dawn (418): Ithilwen
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Fingon/Maedhros
Maedhros enters the Halls of Mandos, and his final fate is revealed.

Taking the Sword (1030): Ithilwen
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Curufin/f
Maedhros learns the art of swordfighting, and discovers his true talent.
Major characters: Maedhros, Maglor, Curufin, Feanor. Silmarillion-based.

Voices in the Wilderness (1018): Ithilwen
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Curufin/f
How does Feanor's banishment from Tirion affect the Noldor? Major characters
include Finarfin, Fingolfin, Finwe, Fingon, Maedhros, Maglor, Curufin's
wife, and Morgoth. Silmarillion-based.

Alqualonde (36): Joan Milligan
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: n/a
Upon the ruins of Alqualonde, Maglor finds beauty and horror intertwined

Wreath of Steel and Silver (454): Kielle
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: n/a
What if the hand that nurtures Lothlórien once wielded a blade in the
darkest chapter of elven history...? Galadriel seeks forgiveness for her
part in the Kinslaying at Alqualondë.

Ghost Fires (34): mir_noldoris
PG, Reason for Rating: Generally dark atmosphere
Romance Partners: Maedhros, Fingon
It is autumn, and Maedhros pays his last respects to Hithlum, and to Fingon.
Implied slash.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: First Age

By Light Beguiled (445): AfterEver
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Of Eärendil and Elwing's relationship as affected by his purpose which
drives him to the Sea, her discontentment in his absence, and what part the
Silmaril might have played in the eventual downfall of the Havens at Sirion.
Gil-galad, Maedhros, and Maglor cameo.

He Who Laughs (398): Altariel
PG, Reason for Rating: Generally dark atmosphere
Romance Partners: none
Could Túrin ever be happy?

Shadow (775): Celebsul
PG, Reason for Rating: Subject/imagery might be a bit deep for very young
readers to understand.
Romance Partners: N/A
An elf meets mortals for the first time in the War of Wrath.

A Falcon for the Nightingale (63): Enismirdal
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mentions of violence and sexual
situations/feelings.
Romance Partners: Maglor/Daeron
What became of the two greatest of all the Elven minstrels? Slash.

Sirion's Gift (422): Isil Elensar
R, Reason for Rating: Sexual scenes in later chapters
Romance Partners: Amrod/f
Geliriel and her unborn child have been saved from the Falls of Sirion.
Their fates have been tied to another's. What effect will it have on all
their lives?

The Key (421): Isil Elensar
R, Reason for Rating: Chapters include violence and sexual situations
Romance Partners: f/m
Agents of Morgoth are helping him search for a way to destroy Gondolin. An
elf-woman is captured and brought to Angband. Could she be the key to gain
entry to the hidden city?

Rejoin the Dance (441): Joan Milligan
PG, Reason for Rating: character death
Romance Partners: Thingol/Melian
Thingol and Melian struggle to deal with the death of their only child.

Battles of Blood and Fëa (449): Kazaera
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
When both are children, Celebrían muses on her friend Elrond. Set prior to
the choice of the Peredhil, focuses on the effects of Elrond's mixed blood.

Ernil i Duremmen (1095): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The young Prince of Doriath meets Orome the Huntsman.

Wisdom's Thrall (1011): Mouse
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Tuor/OFC
Silmarillion- and Unfinished Tales-based. Where draws the line between man
and animal, between intellect and instinct? An account of the three years
Tuor spent in captivity to Lorgan the Easterling.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Gondolin

Shards of Memory (1007): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Túrin/Finduilas of Nargothrond
Six snapshot looks at the relationship between Túrin Turambar and Finduilas
of Nargothrond. Finduilas' POV.

A Missing Piece of History. (646): jillian baade
R, Reason for Rating: Violence, adult themes, some sex references.
Romance Partners: Idril/Maeglin. Tuor/Idril
What if Maeglin had successfully captured Idril during the Fall of Gondolin?

The Song of the Rock (1084): Joan Milligan
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, dark subject matter
Romance Partners: n/a
Turgon gives Tuor the grand tour, not only of Gondolin but of the heart and
spirit of the Noldor. Lyrical yet darkly ironic, with an ending that will
make any Silmarillion reader wince and look away...

Barrenness of Stone, The (468): Lyllyn
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A tale of Gondolin featuring Thorondor and a small OFC, with a cameo for
Glorfindel.

Cunning Gold (28): Lyllyn
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
"Glorfindel bare a mantle so broidered in threads of gold that it was
diapered with Celadine as a field in spring; and his arms were damascened
with cunning gold."—reflections before the last battle.

Shining Black (996): Salsify
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Eöl/Aredhel
Words and events often have more than one possible interpretation. Eol's
version of the events related in the chapter "Of Maeglin".



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Poetry

Alqualonde (135): Aramel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A poem describing the Swanhaven.

Alchemy (168): Branwyn
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: n/a
Feanor, basic chemistry, and the art of glassmaking. Also, a play on his
name--"spirit of fire."

Haudh-en-Elleth (712): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Túrin/Finduilas of Nargothrond
Túrin learns of the death of Finduilas of Nargothrond.

Seeking West (718): Elvenesse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Eärendil sought Valinor in an attempt to gain help for the beleaguered
people of Middle-earth. Still, he must have realized there was little hope
of ever reaching it.

The City of Stone (717): Elvenesse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eöl/Aredhel
Two sonnets detailing Aredhel's thoughts just before she leaves Gondolin,
and later as she flees from Nan Elmoth with Maeglin.

Melyanna (729): Finch
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Thingol/Melian
Melian reflects on the Silmaril and different kinds of light.

My Girl (1067): Havetoist
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Ecthelion/f
Ecthelion of the Fountains stands to defend the King and give those fleeing
time to escape. Among them his wife.

Fëanor (439): Joan Milligan
PG, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Fëanor's thoughts on the voyage towards Middle-earth.

To Brave Ulmo, in Aman (962): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A drinking song from Beleriand and Dol Amroth about the coming of Uinen and
Ossë to Middle-earth (as described in the Vlaquenta).

Lindë Nerdanelo (424): Nerdanel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Feanor/Nerdanel
Upon the departure of Fëanor and her sons after the Darkening of Valinor,
Nerdanel, filled with sorrow and bitterness of heart, reflects on the past
and present of her life and her family. Five sonnets.

Death of Glaurung, The (533): Tanaqui
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes (suicide, incest)
Romance Partners: n/a
A popular Third Age song about Túrin.

Mariner and His Wife, The (543): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aldarion/Erendis
A song of the Ithilien Rangers, about the story of Aldarion and Erendis.

Tale of Isildur, The (550): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Isildur steals the fruit of Nimloth, in the style of Chaucer's Canterbury
Tales

Dead City, The (606): Wild Iris
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The sacked citadel of Gondolin speaks.

Sirion (607): Wild Iris
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A voice from the aftermath of the final Kinslaying.



SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Second Age

Insomnia (62): AfterEver
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: NA
The catalyst is insomnia, the Last Alliance ending differently is the
result. An AU vignette, intended to pose (not answer) the question of "what
if?" Features primarily Cirdan, Gil-galad and Elrond.

Celeborn's Choice (1002): alex_cat_45
R, Reason for Rating: A non graphic sex scene between two males.
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Finrod
Celeborn has to make a choice that will affect Arda for a long time to come.

Of Entwives and Sundering Seas (160): Bejai
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel, Treebeard/Fimbrethil
During the Second Age, Fangorn speaks with Galadriel and Celeborn on love
and loss.

Choice Once Made, A (182): Celandine Brandybuck
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, implied erotic content
Romance Partners: Miriel/Pharazon
Tar-Míriel, the last Queen of Numenor, reflects on her life as the ships
commanded by her husband Ar-Pharazôn sail to Valinor in the West. Brief
references to implied non-con sex, but nothing explicit; no language or
violence.

What his Heart Spoke (1026): LKK
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Thranduil receives a letter of farewell that forces him to face another
equally painful good-bye.

History Lessons: The Second Age (1057): Nilmandra
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: N/A
The year is III 253, and the children of Elrond have their own adventures,
intermixed with stories of the Second Age told from those who lived through
that time. *Story Complete* Epilogue: The Third Age Elrond reflects over the
events that ended the Second Age, and takes a huge step forward in his role
as one of the Wise.

Nimloth's Grace (434): Rhapsody
G, Reason for Rating: G-rated
Romance Partners: n/a
Close to the downfall of Númenor Amandil puts out a request. But what is
Isildur's take on it? "But when Amandil heard rumour of the evil purpose of
Sauron he was grieved to the heart, knowing that in the end Sauron would
surely have his will. Then he spoke to Elendil and the sons of Elendil,
recalling the tale of the Trees of Valinor; and Isildur said no word, but
went out by night and did a deed for which he was afterwards renowned. "

Banners in the Wind (519): Starlight
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Elrond sets out for Mordor with the Last ALliance.

Foreshadowing (610): Zimraphel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
When the young Tar-Miriel's cousin plays too rough, Tar-Palantir steps in
with comfort and some good advice. Also features a young, obnoxious
Ar-Pharazon.


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Msg# 4584

Genres: Adventure, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:24:32 Topic ID# 4584
A Walk In The Woods (1179): Anso the Hobbit
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
When a walk to visit Frodo turns into an adventure, young Pippin needs to
use the all the skills that Merry has taught him.

How Legolas Proved His Bowmanship (8): chathollinn
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The character as a youngster who develops into a person capable of helping
save the world. This story explores his prowess as an archer while
introducing his family, home and teachers.

In the Greening of the Year (774): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: N/A
Straightforward action-adventure/drama in relatively few chapters. When the
mother of the Thain is overdue returning from a visit, Pippin pulls out all
the stops to find her.

To the Sea (770): SilverMoonLady
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
"Isengar Took (1262-1360) (said to have 'gone to sea' in his youth)" LotR,
Appendices, Took family tree. Though Tooks are notoriously adventurous, not
all of their tales have yet been told.

Narn Niben (140): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Ever wondered how the sapling of the White Tree ended at the slopes where
Aragorn found it? Follow this tale from Valinor to Minas Tirith to find out.
A bedtime tale for the children of the Fourth Age.



SubCategory: Genres: Adventure: Long Form

Some Nameless Place (875): Budgielover
PG, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: n/a
In desperate need of supplies, the Fellowship makes the mistake of deciding
to enter a small town of Men, and those who have been sent to hunt down the
Ring-bearer find him.

The Stars of Harad (1219): Cassia & Siobhan
R, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: N/A but Aragorn/Arwen does figure into the plot
When Aragorn falls in love with Arwen, it seems that he has done the one
thing that could ever divide he and his elven family. Certain that his home
is his no longer, Aragorn leaves with the rangers, attempting to forget the
heartache of all he has lost... What he did not count on was losing his
memory and forgetting *everything*. Now, to find him, Legolas must join the
very men who have captured and enslaved his friend, he must be one of
them... and he must pay the dreadful penalty when their confidence is
broken. But if Aragorn cannot remember, cannot trust the elf he no longer
knows... will it all have been in vain?

Come to Harm (597): Clairon
PG, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: N/A
What is the one thing the loyal Steward of Gondor would never dream of
doing? Well batten down the hatches, hold on to your hats, pray for him
because he's going to......... This story happens some years after the end
of the war of the ring. Both Saruman and Wormtongue will appear because it
takes more than a cut throat and a few hobbit arrows to keep real evil out
of action!

Made to Suffer (599): Clairon/Raksha the Demon CoAuthors
PG, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: N/A
Sequel to 'Come to Harm,' where Faramir risks all to regain his honour...The
events occur seven years after those described in 'Come to Harm', which was
set some years after the end of the War of the Ring.

Hearthside (319): Jeodo Brandybuck
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo gets unexpected visitors during a winter storm.

Shire: Beginnings (703): Lindelea
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence and character death
Romance Partners: N/A
How the Shire came to be. "Beginnings" details the journey of the Fallohides
across the Misty Mountains into the new land.

Hunting (1307): Nilmandra
PG, Reason for Rating: mild violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Nine year old Legolas is learning to track and hunt in the safety of the
realm of his father, King Thranduil; while across the Anduin in the High
Pass of the Misty Mountains, a patrol from Imladris is tracking and hunting
a large party of Orcs descending from the north. Adventures occur as realms
collide.

The Falcon: The Adventures of Peregrin Took (755): Tom Fairbairn
R, Reason for Rating: violence, graphic description of violence, sexual
situations
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond Pippin?OC
His father named him "wanderer"; but everyone called him Pippin. He was the
youngest Companion of the Fellowship of the Ring, an innocent and foolish
lad who walked heedlessly into legend. Twelve years after the War of the
Ring, feeling trapped by responsibilities he doesn't want, Peregrin Took
struggles with a restlessness he can no longer deny. Now, traveling amidst
the vast and unexplored vistas of Far Harad, caught up in a war against a
tyrannical Magician and the quest for a legendary Jewel, this impossibly
curious, recklessly courageous hobbit discovers unexpected friends, devious
foes, and a girl who will claim his heart, as he searches for the meaning of
home.



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Msg# 4585

Genres: Alternate Universe, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:25:21 Topic ID# 4585
Adraefan (448): Aeneid
R, Reason for Rating: Gore and violence. Minor to moderate het sexual
situations.
Romance Partners: N/A.
AU. One less arrow at Amon Hen and things go much differently for beloved
good-bad son of Gondor. A veritable odyssey for Boromir ensues, complete
with manipulative Valar, exiled elves, Radagast the Brown, and a helpful
chorus. Action, adventure, angst, humor. Mixed writing styles (prose and
poetry), with a Greco-Roman feel. Rated for violence and adult themes. A
warning to the squeamish.

Not to Beg Any Boon (859): Flick
PG, Reason for Rating: Some fight scenes and supernatural themes
Romance Partners: NA
A slightly Au version of Boromir's journey to Imladris.

The Care and Feeding of Young Hobbits (1252): James Walkswithwind
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Character death and vampires
Romance Partners: Merry?Pippin implied
For some strange reason, the hobbits are having trouble finding a guide to
take them to Rivendell as their quest begins.

Lothíriel - Book 1 (1159): juno_magic
R, Reason for Rating: A few explicit sex scenes (het). A few scenes with
graphic violence. Mature themes (death/war).
Romance Partners: Lothíriel/Boromir; Lothíriel/Éomer
This is the story of Lothíriel. Running away from her final exams in law at
a German university she suddenly finds herself on a journey that takes her
farther away from home than she ever believed possible... AU. A Tenth Walker
Story that follows the books as closely as possible. 36 chapters, 150,978
words (including a few A/N).

Mary Mordor Sue (7): Meg Thornton
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Disturbing discussion of off-screen torture,
cannibalism, and implied rape.
Romance Partners: Sauron/f
A girl from our world goes to Middle Earth, and winds up... well, you figure
it out.

Watching Frodo (1274): Trianne
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Angst. Mild sexual situations.
Romance Partners: Frodo/Faramir, Frodo/Sam
This is very much an AU story. It's angsty. Set loosely in "The Two Towers",
it deviates quite markedly from the original story.



SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Elves

Of Trees and Frogs (1285): Bird
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
# 1 of the elfling chronicles...Galadriel and a four year old Elladan spend
an afternoon together...

Love Me and Despair (645): EdorasLass
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Horror and adult themes.
Romance Partners: N/A
What if Galadriel had accepted the Ring when Frodo offered it?

The Bitter Taste of Immortality (1203): Eowynangel
PG, Reason for Rating: mild angst
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Eowyn
What if Arwen had decided to leave Middle-Earth ? An adaptation of Arwen's
song.

The Gift (765): Legorfilinde
R, Reason for Rating: implied m/m sex
Romance Partners: Elladan/Elrohir
Elladan surpries Elrohir with a gift.

Rebirth (655): Thuriniel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Death, AU
Romance Partners: Thranduil, OFC
The challenges faced by an elf when she returns from Mandos.



SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Post-LOTR

Reunion in Minas Tirith (218): Baggins Babe
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Some discussion of adult themes, including
contemplation of suicide and self-harm, and graphic depiction of illness
Romance Partners: Sam/Rose, Aragorn/Arwen
In this tale, Frodo did not sail into the West, but instead eventually found
healing. The story takes up with a journey to Minas Tirith to celebrate the
tenth anniversary of the downfall of Sauron.

Life after death (588): Lady Ana
PG-13, Reason for Rating: mild slash (implied)
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Legolas, Aragorn/Arwen
Ten years after her death, Aragorn “talks” with Arwen about his deepening
friendship with Legolas(story takes place a full 32 yrs after ROTK).

Triumvirate (114): Scribe
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: N/A
The one who made it. The one who unmade it and the one who was unmade
because of it. With these prophetic words, Aaron discovers that darkness did
not die with Malcolm and his plans for global chaos is still alive.

Mind to Mind (894): Shirebound
PG-13, Reason for Rating: angsty situations
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo begins sensing the thoughts of the bearers of the three Elven rings.
When an accident injures Pippin and Elladan, and traps Frodo and Merry with
Saruman and Gríma, will this new ability help or hurt? Also starring
Elrohir, Elrond, Celeborn, Gandalf, Sam, and Galadriel.

Tides of Time (368): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A sword sheathed in stone and a land in turmoil. A tale that explores the
fate of Anduril. Probably AU, this story is an attempt to connect Tolkien's
writings to Arthurian legends.



SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Pre-LOTR

Playmates (1286): Bird
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
#3 in the Elfling Chronicles...Haldir and Celebrian play together...

Tickle-Goblin (1282): Bird
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mild sexuality
Romance Partners: Thrandruil/f
# 2 in the Elfling Chronicles...Thranduil and a six year old
Legolas...inspired by my own 6-yr old nephew whom I live with...AU mainly
because of the OFC, though the timeline is based on canon...PG_13 because of
mild sexuality...

The Feud of Shadow and Light (1290): Havetoist
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Language
Romance Partners: f/m
The Feud of Shadow and Light is part of a much larger work, an AU spanning
from the Last Alliance to the War of The Ring. For this original AU LOTR
world, Havetoist has created the Rohme, Noldor elves loyal to Feanor. The
Rohme were the worst of the kinslayers and were doubly cursed by the Valar,
exiled far to the east with their skin changed to a golden hue, a visible
mark to signal their taint to all other elves. During the milennia of their
exile they developed many ways and customs different from the elves in the
west of Endore, including a different language. They also spent the time in
exile redeeming themselves with many acts of valor against the forces of
darkness. During the Last Alliance, two great royal houses of the Rohme
enter into a blood feud that will not be resolved until shortly before the
Battle of Fornost The Rohme are Havetoist's. All of the characters are
original. The language is Hungarian. Translations of terms appear at the end
of each chapter.

Quarantined (877): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
Late one night, Gandalf brings a very ill Ranger to the closest refuge, Bag
End, knowing that Bilbo is immune to this illness -- but Gandalf is unaware
that a tweenager is now living there. An AU look at Frodo's early life with
Bilbo; how he met Gandalf; and the "chance meeting" which inspired Aragorn's
dedication to the safeguarding of the Shire.

When All Lights Pass (349): Werecat
PG, Reason for Rating: disturbing images
Romance Partners: n/a
Set at Pelargir after the Battle of Fornost, this story deals with a young
man suffering from the Black Shadow, a desperate mother and two strange
travellers, one clad in grey and one in earthen brown. They say that the
hands of the king can heal... and there were other kings in Arda before
Aragorn’s time. Probably AU, this story also draws inspiration from
H.P.Lovecraft's "Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath".

Msg# 4586

Genres: Crossover, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:25:51 Topic ID# 4586
Jerusalem (658): Amarie
PG, Reason for Rating: suicidal thoughts
Romance Partners: n/a
A solitary elf wanders the world long after his kindred are gone into the
West. Bereft and without hope, he finds the greatest Hope of all.

Unexpected Party, An (150): Azalais
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
An eleventy-first birthday tribute to Professor J.R.R. Tolkien. Waking from
a doze in the snug of his favourite Oxford pub, the Professor finds he has
been joined unexpectedly by a few old friends.

Gimli and Boromir Strike Back (1069): Boromir Defender
PG, Reason for Rating: Minor language and battle.
Romance Partners: N/A
Tired of being abused by Sues and their authors, Gimli and Boromir decide
that for once they will get revenge.

A GIFT FOR FRODO (909): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
A very well done crossover featuring Frodo and a certain famous dog from
television past. Crossover is LOTR and "Lassie"

The Shadow of an Image (732): Finch
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Maglor meets Aristotle.

The Hound Of The Bagginses (766): grey_wonderer
PG-13, Reason for Rating: The author did not put a rating that I know of,
but I suggest PG-13 due to an encounter between Merry and Lobelia.
Romance Partners: Merry/Lobelia, Pippin/Diamond
The story borrows from both JRR Tolkien and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and takes
some of its plot elements from “A Study in Scarlet” and “The Hound Of The
Baskerville’s” by A. Conan Doyle.

Equinoxium (83): Lisette
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: N/A
BtVS.LoTR – For the Powers That Be, the Balance is the Key and the Slayer is
their tool. As such, they will do anything to restore the Balance on one
world and retain it on another - no matter the cost.

Magnetic Force (1097): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Rivendell always was a hidden valley, so how can we know it no longer
exists? This is a strange blend of Fortean Times meets Middle Earth, and I
would appreciate advice as to whether it works or not. :)

The One and True Dark Lord (358): Werecat
PG, Reason for Rating: disturbing images
Romance Partners: n/a
Morgoth is exiled in the void after being banned from Arda. One day, he
finds himself in the company of the most peculiar individual. AU, of course.
A Silmarillion/Harry Potter crossover. Seriously.



SubCategory: Genres: Crossovers: Poetry

Forest of Mirkwood, The (121): Arandil
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
How would one describe Mirkwood? It all depends on your POV. (In the style
of Dr. Seuss.)

The Queen and her Pussycats Went to Sea (726): Fileg
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Queen Beruthiel and her cats, with apologies to Edward Lear.

The Council of Elrond (900): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A Serious Scholarly Work, an Endeavor to cast this Great Event into Poetry
and shorten its Length for the sake of the Gentle Reader. (With apologies to
Lewis Carroll)

Water and Flame (966): Marta
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Denethor looks into the palantir and sees Gondor's destruction. In the form
of Robert Frost's "Fire and Ice".

Where Now the Rider? (968): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An adaptation of Tolkien's "Where Now the Rider?" poem to HaTikvah, the
Israeli national anthem.

Palantír (546): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Denethor's relationship with the palantír of Minas Tirith from a different
perspective. Based on the form of Sylvia Plath's "Mirror".

Council of Elrond in the Style of Hiawatha, The (559): Theresa Green
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Find out what would have happened if Tolkien had collaborated with
Longfellow. Warning: mild swearing, and I don't just mean from the people
reading it


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Msg# 4587

Genres: Drama, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:27:04 Topic ID# 4587
Love's Labours (71): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Arathorn/Gilraen
Gilraen and Aragorn hold a newborn Aragorn for the first time. Two
interlinked vignettes.

Religion (248): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Religion: from Latin re-ligare, "to bind again." Friendship is religion in
that sense. This short fic features a very young Halbarad and Aragorn as
they come to grips with a changing friendship and new identities.

Guilt (1046): Eokat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
An heir to the throne of Rohan is imminent. For its King this is a time of
reflection....and guilt

To Live Another Day (1052): Kasmi Kassim
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Dark themes, depression
Romance Partners: N/A
Standing alone among blood and ruins, a tormented Aragorn questions a dear
friend about the worth of living another day.

Grey and Pale Gold (54): Kielle
PG, Reason for Rating: death and dying
Romance Partners: n/a
Theodwyn is dying -- Theoden and Theodred ride to bring her
soon-to-be-orphaned children home to Edoras. A sweet/sad tale of Eomer and
Eowyn.

Gríma Goldentongue (625): Lackwit
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A defining moment in Edoras in 3013, for Gríma and Rohan, one year before
Théoden fell ill.

Ugly Beautiful (1343): MagicalRachel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
This is a very, very short Éowyn fic, set before Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas and
Gandalf reach Edoras to free the King from the whisperings of Wormtongue.
Not sure if it can be called a monologue or not.... I think it might be
though.

Beast of Burden (118): Werecat
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence and character death.
Romance Partners: N/A
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes; some of them not necessarily human.
Meet Summerstraw, a horse of Rohan.

Nine Lives (97): Werecat
PG, Reason for Rating: Some references to violence.
Romance Partners: n/a
Inspired from a passage in Tolkien's Unfinished Tales regarding the life of
Queen Beruthiel and her ten cats. According to this passage, Beruthiel was
like an evil witch and the cats were her minions. But we never really hear
her side of the story. Recommended to all cat lovers.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Drabble

Gloria Mundi (38): Altariel
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
A series of drabbles about history, and tales that grow in the telling.

The Prince of Golden Flowers (18): Avon
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Drabble. Remembering Glorfindel.

Leavetakings (138): Azalais
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A final parting between Aragorn and Legolas.

Destiny (208): Cheryl
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn informs Elrond that he will be leaving Imladris.

Civitas Mundi (56): Dwimordene
PG, Reason for Rating: Generally dark atmosphere
Romance Partners: none
A quintet of drabbles held together loosely by the theme of civil strife and
the view from the losing side. Such is the way of the world, where good will
is insufficient to accomplish its final end... Melkor, Manwë, Ornendil,
Miriel, Aranarth, Eärnur, a humble cobbler, and gratuitous philosophical
evocations.

Time in the Ditch (253): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"Weary of ditches? Yes of course. But they have their advantages." Or so
Gandalf had claimed.

Garden of Samwise, The (332): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Samwise reflects on how gardening is like life.

Leavetaking (16): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: NA
Drabble. Gilraen and Elrond, on parentage and partings.

Denial (871): MysteriousWays
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Gandalf falls. Frodo reacts.

Taur Ingem (629): Nancy Brooke
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
We all know Boromir stopped at Edoras on his way north to Rivendell, but
what could he have thought as he met the sudden age on the face of Theoden
King?

Lifeless (653): Oakenshield
PG-13, Reason for Rating: NB: Author rating = PG Attempted Suicide
Romance Partners: N/A
Glorfindel wants to know why, Erestor cannot tell him.

Packing for Crickhollow (1344): Rabidsamfan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Preparing to leave the Shire, Frodo must decide what to do with his precious
books.

Bittersweet (43): Vistula the Dunadan
PG, Reason for Rating: Eroticism
Romance Partners: Aragorn, Arwen
Drabble. Dreams on the way to destiny.

Simple Comfort (636): Vistula the Dunadan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam makes tea for the Fellowship

Price of Delay (782): viv
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Elu/Melian
Elu judges the effects of his decision to stay in Middle-earth.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Elves

Runaway Star (1256): Aerlinnel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: non-gory violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Amrod's POV at the Mouths of Sirion. When grief is unendurable...

This Silence (566): Ezra's Persian Kitty
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Past violence hinted at. Mild romantic content,
mild language.
Romance Partners: Erestor/Glorfindel
Two quiet evenings at home.

With Friends Like These (621): Jay of Lasgalen
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A series of misadventures chronicling the early, 'teenage' years of Elladan,
Elrohir and Legolas. Action, humour and angst.

Elven Song (66): Jocelyn
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence and character death
Romance Partners: n/a
A relic of the last King of Numenor's quest for immortality falls into the
hands of a man of Gondor, who embarks upon a reign of terror through
elvendom in Middle Earth in his own lust for eternal youth. When Legolas
falls victim in Minas Tirith, all Gondor and the elven realms are thrown
into chaos of grief and rage. The past and the present, the living and the
dead collide in a struggle that will test the bonds of blood and friendship
for all concerned--including Legolas himself.

Through Shadows Falling (990): Karri
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: n/a
In the ruin of the Doriath, brothers fall through shadow into light.

High Places (1086): Kielle
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Earendil/Elwing
The fall of Gondolin, as seen from a child's point of view.
Silmarillion-based.

Seven for a Secret (1090): Kielle
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Fëanor/Nerdanel
Who was to blame for the fall of the House of Feanor? Nerdanel has a
decidedly different opinion...

He Loses Us Both (873): Lilpippin
PG, Reason for Rating: The story deals with death and near death experiences
that can be haunting.
Romance Partners: n/a
The Half-Elven's are dealing with an ordeal in many different ways. With the
help of their advisor, Glorfindel, can they beat their grief, or will it
destroy the family.

Final Choice (1098): Meril
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Nimloth's last moments in Menegroth.

Take the Little Ones (163): Space Weavil
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Battle violence
Romance Partners: N/A
Erestor leads a group of young elves to a ruin, to see the result of a
decision he made long ago



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Fourth Age

Machine That Changed the World, The (80): Altariel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Hidden in a cellar in Minas Tirith, a new invention is about to make its
mark upon the world...

Natural History (112): annmarwalk
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir and his grandson Barahir enjoy quality time together in Ithilien.
Written for a challenge to produce a 111 word drabble including the number
111, fireworks, and wine.

Ashes and the Flame (677): Ariel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
There are two kinds of legacy.

In the Garden (1330): Bodkin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Those who have read Far Horizons might have some interest in the fate of
Minastan Terendulion. (This turned out not to follow the intended plan,
which was much more simplistic and in line with Thranduil's response.) There
are appearances from Elrond, Thranduil and Finarfin, but the focus is mainly
on Minastan.

The Sea Sings a Lullaby (87): Camilla Sandman
PG, Reason for Rating: Character death
Romance Partners: N/A
Gimli and Legolas have set sail, but the sea can be treacherous…

Reflections (1050): Eokat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
Eomer's thoughts of the past flow through his mind following a post-war
visit to Helm's Deep....but the future of Rohan is strong.

Not So Long a Time (815): Gravity
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for character death
Romance Partners: N/A
Eight years is not so long a time.

Paths for the Dead (758): James Walkswithwind
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Character death.
Romance Partners: N/A
After his death, one of the hobbits has a bit of trouble finding a place to
spend eternity.

Women's Work (430): JediShampoo
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, sexual innuendo
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
A five-years-married and very pregnant Éowyn gets upset after an encounter
with prostitutes.

Without His Lifelong Friend (836): Lindalëriel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry and Pippin are in Gondor for their final days.

A Took by Any Other Name (773): Lindelea
R, Reason for Rating: Per author's own description, at least one chapter (5)
has material of a graphic nature, also for violence and character death.
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin goes against all convention in the naming of his son. (Chapter 5 is
tenatively rated "R" due to the graphic nature of the material, related to
capture by Orcs. All other chapters are PG-13 or below.) Warnings: violence,
character death.

All That Glisters (914): Lindelea
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond, OFC/OMC
In the year King Elessar rode North, to dwell for a time by Lake Evendim,
word of the Thain's treasure-hoard was heard beyond the Bounds of the Shire,
and trouble followed.

Kindred Spirits (1234): Melina
PG, Reason for Rating: Themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir finds that returning from war is not easy, but he finds help from an
unexpected quarter.

The Healer's Gambit (1235): Melina
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Adult themes and some violent imagery.
Romance Partners: n/a
After the war, Faramir is ready to move forward with his life, but past
griefs are not so easily set aside.

Estella's Opinion (1106): Ruby Nye
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Merry/Estella
After the Scouring of the Shire, Estella and Merry have differing opinions
of Men.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gapfiller

Words Unsaid (55): Acacea
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
How not to say goodbye. Denethor on what he did not say to Faramir.

Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit (9): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Somewhere in the wilds of Eriador a company of Rangers will not be home for
Yule.

Realizations (771): amebrindra
R, Reason for Rating: Implied male/male sex
Romance Partners: Elladan/Elrohir
Elladan and Elrohir are separated for the first time with dire consequences
for both.

The Last Hour (465): Citrine
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After The Last Debate, Merry and Pippin pass a little time before the Armies
of the West depart from Minas Tirith.

Winter Solstice (727): Fileg
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Elrond reflects as the Fellowship leaves Rivendell.

The Trial of Frodo Baggins (1273): Gentle Hobbit
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Angst.
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo believes he deserves to be judged for his failure to destroy the Ring.

Keeping Secrets (853): Hai Took
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After the Ringwraiths attack Crickhollow, Fatty Bolger is brought to the
Master of Brandy Hall -- but he is not revealing all he knows.

The Colors of Passing (789): Larner
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Frodo Baggins considers the nature of colors as he faces choices.

Ghosts (1147): Sandy K
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Bag End is very lonely, especially at night. After Bilbo leaves the Shire,
Frodo remembers...



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gondor

Swan Flight (84): AmandaK
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
There is not much that will frighten the Steward of Gondor. But when Boromir
attempts to reclaim a gift for Faramir from an unusual place, Denethor
tastes real fear.

Mourning Cloak (394): annmarwalk
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Denethor's chamberlain is ever mindful of the dignity of his master's
office.

Spring Planting (170): Branwyn
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
What hidden things are unearthed when the fields are ploughed in the spring?
A short tale of Lord Denethor and his young sons.

May Endure (680): Celandine Brandybuck
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Boromir watches Denethor and Faramir, and is confounded by what he sees.

Mering Market (238): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Denethor telling funny stories? Of course not. He doesn't tell funny
stories, he tells humorous anecdotes. (Why? Because it sounds more serious.)
Beware! Here lies humour... *Denethor's* humour. Features Denethor, Aragorn,
and Theoden.

Sea Longing (699): EdorasLass
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, character death
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
The governess of Boromir and Faramir, a woman from Dol Amroth, considers her
homesickness, and that of Finduilas. (Vignette)

Gathering the Pieces (291): Ellisande
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Seven snapshots from Finduilas' POV.

On Hither Shores (713): Ellisande
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, character death
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
What happens to mortals when they die? Do they just pass into shadows or can
they choose to linger?

Guarding Gondor (278): emn1936
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
It is not just through the strength of its armies that Gondor is kept safe
for there is more than one way to protect a kingdom.

Seven Scattered Scrolls (323): Raksha the Demon
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Rated PG-13 for mild to moderate sensuality in two
of the chapters.
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
Seven scenes, in the form of drabbles, vignettes and ficlets (100 words and
in multiples of 100 words, as counted by MS Works), from varied viewpoints,
through leavetaking, sorrow, to joy, in the life of Denethor's second son.
Chapter Two is co-authored by Tanaqui.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gondor Drabble

Upon a Field of Gold (277): Dana
PG, Reason for Rating: angst, medical details
Romance Partners: N/A
Summary: Beyond the end of all things, yet before the beginning. Characters:
Merry, with others: Pippin, Aragorn, Gandalf, Gimli, Legolas, Frodo and Sam
Pairings: None Rating: PG Warnings: Hurt/comfort Author's Notes: A
collection of twenty-six drabbles. (added note) Set in Cormallen.

Mathesis (532): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
What is it like to look at the world through Denethor's eyes? An
illuminating view of the Steward's unique mind.

Ambush in Ithilien (204): Elena Tiriel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
During the disastrous Battle against the Wainriders at the Morannon in III
1944, King Ondoher of Gondor and both his sons Artamir and Faramir (who
sneaked away to join the battle in disguise) were slain. His sister-son
Minohtar also fell as he led the rearguard defense of the retreating army.
These events are on the mind of another Faramir in 3019 as he and his
Ithilien Rangers prepare to ambush Haradrim warriors marching to Mordor
along the same road.

The White City (21): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: NA
Drabble. Beregond, Bergil, and a choice.

In the Hands of the King (22): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: n/a
Drabble. Bergil asks about his father's conduct during the siege.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Incomplete

With Hope (501): AfterEver
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: n/a
"Then Aragorn, being now the Heir of Isildur, was taken with his mother to
dwell in the house of Elrond..." beginning in the year 2935, this is their
story -- and a continuation of "Last Hope", by the same author. Features
Elrond, Elladan, Elrohir, Glorfindel, Elf/Ranger OCs, and a view of an
elvish realm through human eyes, courtesy of Gilraen.

The Journey (1346): Batsojopo
R, Reason for Rating: adult themes, erotic content, violence
Romance Partners: Haldir/OFC #1, Rumil/OFC #2
With no memory of a possible alliance with Mirkwood, an elleth, lone
survivor of a devastating attack, is brought to Imladris. (Please not that
this story is movieverse.)

Instruments (425): Beethoven's 7th
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Rated PG-13 for violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Evil men have come to the shire. This tells the story of one Hobbit lass's
encounter with them, and later the elves of Rivendell. A hobbity story, with
action, happy parts, scary parts, Lotr Characters are not featured, but make
meaningful cameo appearances.

Deific Flame (672): Bejai
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
From the Second Age of Middle-earth to the Third, few of the elders of the
elves remain to guide the young. Still, relics of an ancient world exist,
for good and ill. Divine banes return in a blaze of revolution, betrayal,
war, balrog, death, and the cruel indifference of the Valar. Yet there may
be tempering strength in a refiner's fire. Featuring Galadriel, Celeborn,
and Amroth -- their son.

Reflections from the Paradise of Elves (1329): Bodkin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The collected ramblings of Legolas, Elladan and Elrohir as their lives
continue to change and develop in Valinor.

By the Light of Earendil's Star (173): Branwyn
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence, gore
Romance Partners: n/a
After an ambush in Ithilien, young Faramir has little hope of rescue from
his captors or from his own despair. Faramir, Boromir, Denethor, OCs (men
and orcs).

A Spring of Joy (1320): daw the minstrel
PG, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: n/s
2951 TA. Smaug and three-quarters of the Orcs of the north are dead, and the
Wood-elves live in a fragile peace that Legolas struggles to preserve as
captain of the Home Guard.

Passages (623): Gaslight
PG-13, Reason for Rating: There are sporadic killings that happen throughout
the story. Also a couple scenes of sensuality.
Romance Partners: Boromir/f
WIP. 3009. Boromir brings Myrhil, the daughter of his old arms instructor,
to Minas Tirith where the Shadow has already begun to creep over Middle
Earth. Boromir-OFC. And Grima too!

A Healer's Tale (754): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin's story, from the viewpoint of one who knew him perhaps better than
he would have wished... (a companion story to "At the End of His Rope")

Thain (913): Lindelea
PG, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: N/A
Paladin Took was a farmer's son; his grandfather had left the Great Smials,
renouncing the life of the Great Smials Tooks, and the succession to the
Thainship. He was never meant to be Thain, no more than was Bucca of the
Marish...

The World Within (978): Minuialeth
R, Reason for Rating: some violence, scenes of sexual nature later on
Romance Partners: Erestor/f
How often do you see yourself for what you truly are? Perhaps, she never
tried to, perhaps she was not fate's loved child. She was human... A story
of the world we tend to ignore...The world within lost in the tempest of
fear, love, treason...

La Belle Dame Sans Merci (1291): sindohte
R, Reason for Rating: adult situations
Romance Partners: Sauron/OFC
Desire can take many forms. A revisionist interpretation of the exact nature
of the One Ring.

Thranduil's Trial (1160): Sivan Shemesh
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Angst, violence, character death, tissues are
probably needed
Romance Partners: N/A
Legolas was witness to his nana’s death and was sent to Rivendell at his
father’s request, but was unaware of Legolas’ secret.

Fear No Darkness (1200): Thundera Tiger
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Rivendell is playing host for some New Year's Eve activities while friends
gather to celebrate Sauron's fall, and familiar faces are arriving from
every direction. Unfortunately, not all of these familiar faces are invited,
and the celebrations are cut short when an old enemy from the ruin of Mordor
decides to jump in.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Mirkwood

Captain of the Guard (119): Arandil
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Mirkwood's prisons are considered impenetrable. Yet in the span of
seventy-five years, thirteen dwarves, a hobbit, and Gollum all escaped.
Couldn't the captain of the guard during these two incidents also have been
the elf to bear the news to Rivendell?

Glorious Summer (154): daw the minstrel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: OCs
Legolas is learning his role as a newly minted lieutenant, while, at home,
his brother Eilian is a newly minted husband.

Sacrifice Under Shadow (1319): daw the minstrel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas joins Mirkwood's most dangerous patrol, learns about a time in the
youth of his brother Eilian, and experiences a change in their relationship.

The Warrior (155): daw the minstrel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: None
Legolas joins a warrior patrol for the first time, coming to terms with his
body guard, his fellow warriors, and the reality of battle.

Interrupted Journeys: Part One - New Journeys (1309): elliska
PG-13, Reason for Rating: mild sexuality
Romance Partners: Thranduil/f
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as
ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely
recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become
clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil
Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages as
they contemplate their life together from the shores of Valinor. Part One:
New Journeys--set at the beginning of the Third Age, the story of
Thranduil's struggle to adapt to the many new relationships thrust upon him
as a new king--including the courtship of his wife.

Interrupted Journeys: Part Three - Journeys Begin (1311): elliska
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: Thranduil/f
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as
ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely
recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become
clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil
Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages as
they contemplate their life together from the shores of Valinor. Part Three:
Journeys Begin--New additions to Thranduil's family lead him to contemplate
innocence and loss.

Interrupted Journeys: Part Two - Journeys Perforce (1310): elliska
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: Thranduil/f
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as
ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely
recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become
clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil
Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages as
they contemplate their life together from the shores of Valinor. Part Two:
Journeys Perforce--Set between TA 950 and 1050, this story explores how
Thranduil came to the decision to move his people north. A decision that
tests the loyalty of many.

Along Came A Spider (622): Jay of Lasgalen
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Near death experience, violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Elladan and Elrohir arrive in Lasgalen for what should be an uneventful
visit, but Elrohir is bitten by a deadly spider. The story is set around the
year 2000 Third Age.

Blizzard! (1308): Nilmandra
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas makes new friends, some bad choices, learns to handle conflict, and
remembers why he loves his family one Mid-Winter's Day.

The Bow (161): Space Weavil
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Thranduil reflects upon a rare moment he shared with his father.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Poetry

Sing of Eowyn (259): elanor_of_aquitania
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Praise of Éowyn by a Rohirric poet at the court of Emyn Arnen.

Disobedience (1062): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
“But it seemed to men that she withered in the guarded city, as a flower of
the seaward vales set upon a barren rock. The shadow in the East filled her
with horror, and she turned her eyes ever South to the sea that she missed.”
- Denethor feels he is losing the person he loves most and is forced to face
helplessness...

Homecoming (1063): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Having betrayed the Light, Eol's son looks back. Memories, love, pain,
treason and foreshadowing. A Maeglin poem.

SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Poetry

Requiem (1064): Ellisande
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A nameless Rohirrim bard's lament for his home and his people torn apart by
war. Inspired by Tolkien's Lament for the Rohirrim.

Silent Memory (1065): Ellisande
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
Denethor's POV. Angst, doubt and foreshadowing. Two not-quite-Villanelles
for Finduilas.

The Slopes of Amon Gwareth (715): Ellisande
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"... and Tuor fought with Maeglin on the walls, and cast him far out, and
his body as it fell smote the rocky slopes of Amon Gwareth thrice ere it
pitched into the flames below." - Three Haiku

Thunder Sings (404): Ellisande
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
In a world full of lies and deceit, who is there to trust? A Queen's answer.
- A Berúthiel poem. -

Sam's Lament (1117): shirelinghpc
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Poem. Sam's lament at the Grey Havens.

Only Shapes to See (1125): Suzene Campos
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Poetry of the Dead Marshes; don't assume the dead aren't looking back up at
those staring into their graves. Warning: Free-verse poetry. Fear it!

Can You Hear Me? (1211): White Gull
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: None
Elanor wishes to send a message across the sea.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Post-Ring War

Lamentation (919): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry and Pippin grieve after Frodo sets sail from the Grey Havens.

Home Again (915): grey_wonderer
PG, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry and Pippin are finding that returning home isn't as easy as they hoped
it would be. The One Ring has been destroyed and they are back in the Shire,
but can they go on with their lives as before?

Putting Memories Away (826): Mariposa
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for some angst
Romance Partners: N/A
In Minas Tirith, Frodo presses Merry and Pippin to let him take notes on
what had happened after they were parted at Parth Galen. Later, when Frodo
has gone to bed, Pippin insists that Merry share the dark thoughts he had
kept hidden from Frodo.

Flutterby (876): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
A warm day in Ithilien leads to some unexpected problems.

Silence In The Night (812): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for post-battle descriptions of the dead and
wounded
Romance Partners: N/A
One night in Minas Tirith Merry has a terrible nightmare, and nothing is
working to bring him back to reason.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): The Shire

Racing with the Devil (707): Aratlithiel
PG, Reason for Rating: Dark themes
Romance Partners: N/A
One last dance.

Lullaby (1226): Citrine
PG-13, Reason for Rating: PG-13 for implied violence and general uneasiness
Romance Partners: N/A
Smeagol comes home to his Granny after a day on the river. ~~~~~~~

A Tale That Grew in the Telling (779): GamgeeFest
PG-13, Reason for Rating: angst, mention f death
Romance Partners: N/A
One night, Daisy-lass can't sleep, so Sam decides to tell her a bedtime
story, that becomes much more than either of them bargained for! A story of
friendship, loss and continuing on.

When One Door Closes... (308): GamgeeFest
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Character death.
Romance Partners: N/A
The moments surrounding the deaths of Frodo’s parents, and the birth of
Samwise.

Kali’s Rory (1224): GTA Otaku
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo recalls a tragic moment in his Cousin Merry's childhood.

Daisy's Wonderful Day (1196): Isil Elensar
PG, Reason for Rating: rated for mild violence and angst
Romance Partners: n/a
Daisy Fields of Longbottom has a wonderful day...

Protecting His Own (839): Kit5 (aka Pippinswolf)
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
When Otho tries to make trouble for Frodo after Bilb’s disappearance, Merry
uses his head to disabuse him of the notion.

Torn In Two (822): Mysterious Jedi
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for angsty thoughts
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam feels torn between his old master and his new family.

More Than Cousins (1034): pearltook1
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A tender story about the deep, abiding love between extraordinary friends.

Rosie's Year (795): Ruby Nye
R, Reason for Rating: Heterosexual and homosexual relationships, nonexplicit
implications of violence.
Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie/Frodo
Rosie Cotton's year, and more, while Frodo and Sam are away.

Parting Gifts (1212): White Gull
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: None
The Shire receives an unusual visitor.



SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): War of the Ring

Smoke And Fire (805): Anso the Hobbit
PG, Reason for Rating: For descriptions of battle
Romance Partners: N/A
As the Rohirrim charge Merry sees Minas Tirith burning and besieged, and
suddenly realises that Pippin is inside the City.

Watch Every Shadow (920): Anso the Hobbit
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for frightening descriptions
Romance Partners: N/A
What did happen that night in Bree when Merry took a walk? Drama/angst,
Hobbits, LotR

Caught Between a Hammer and an Anvil (814): BookHobbit
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for violence
Romance Partners: N/A
The fighting and escape from the Mines of Moria, told from Pippin's
perspective. An expansion of the film scenes.

Safe in My Arms (907): Elendiari22
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin's desperate search for Merry in Minas Tirith, and what happened
after, as seen by Pippin.

The King's Justice (4): maranya14
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir finds out the whole truth about Denethor's death, and must come to
terms with the price paid by others for his own life.

Stay Here With Me (1173): Marigold
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for the angst
Romance Partners: n/a
When Merry arrives in Ithilien after the Battle of the Black Gate he is
greeted with some heavy news and faces his worst nightmare. An angsty little
story, with a hint of filmverse.

Whispers of the Dark (974): MysteriousWays
PG, Reason for Rating: occasional creepiness, suggestions of evil.
Romance Partners: N/A
A dark look at a possibility of how the ring toyed with Frodo's mind
eventually convincing Frodo to claim the ring for himself. Plenty of
delicious angst for those of you who can't get enough.

Out of Doubt (494): Nessime
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
A brief vignette that looks at what might have been going through Éomer's
thoughts as the Rohirrim made what was almost certain to be a last stand on
the Pelennor Fields.

Despair (1328): Niphrandl
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Angst.
Romance Partners: N/A
This story takes place after Gandalf confronts the Balrog on the Bridge of
Khazad-dûm and before the fellowship reaches Lothlorien. It is told from
Frodo's POV initially.

Counting (1162): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A rainy day in Minas Tirith brings about aches and pains to a still healing
Pippin.

Cover Him with Violets (347): Regina
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: none
Ioreth and Merry mourn a young Rider of Rohan who has died far from home
after fighting at the Pelennor.

Msg# 4588

Genres: Horror, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:28:07 Topic ID# 4588
In the Wild (304): Forodwaith
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: none
A tale of Aragorn as a young Ranger on a perilous journey. Inspired by the
"Things That Go Bump In the Night " challenge.

Time and Times and Half a Time (1024): Honesty
R, Reason for Rating: adult themes, horrific imagery
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas, captured by Saruman, discovers *exactly* how Orcs were made; and
Gimli must keep a vigil he will never forget.

Bait (921): Legorfilinde
R, Reason for Rating: Rated R for violence, torture and implied adult themes
Romance Partners: none
The ancient vampire Thuringwethil puts the bite on Legolas. Can Aragorn save
his friend before Legolas is turned to Shadow forever?

And Empty Holes It Fills (1183): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
It cannot be seen, cannot be felt. Merry protects both Frodo and Pippin from
what he fears most himself, but in the end will he be consumed by the Dark?

A Long-expected Visitor (951): Marta
PG-13, Reason for Rating: horrific imagery
Romance Partners: n/a
A short vignette: Fatty awaits the arrival of the Nazgul at Crickhollow.

Freak Show (862): Nickey
PG-13, Reason for Rating: PG 13 for some descriptions of battle, and body
parts in jars
Romance Partners: N/A
Past, present, or future, does even Merry know...?

The Last Fight (1006): Nickey
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, horrific imagery
Romance Partners: n/a
On the Barrow-downs, ghosts of the past haunt the fog, as Merry faces the
Barrow Wight.

Something Wicked This Way Comes (130): Werecat
PG, Reason for Rating: Disturbing Images
Romance Partners: n/a
A former corsair captain who resents the king, a strange man who speaks in
eerie rhymes and their meeting in Umbar during a night of the early years of
the Fourth Age. Some disturbing subjects implied, but nothing graphic.

Msg# 4589

Genres: Humor, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:28:46 Topic ID# 4589
Proper Course of Action, A (78): Aliana
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Over dinner at Dunharrow, Aragorn and his friends discuss the Denethor
Situation.

The Highwayman (330): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Englebert is a bold, brash highwayman a bit down on his luck. When he choses
the Burping Troll as his next conquest, things don't really go quite as
planned ...

Debbie Does the Two Towers (896): Gypsie Rose
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Numerous comedic references to sexual activity.
Nothing graphic or explained.
Romance Partners: The entire fellowship and then some/OFC
The ultimate parody self-insertion is back to save Middle Earth! So many
cute guys, so little time....

Best Laid Plans (455): Lamiel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Just how does one surprise an Elf, anyway? Gimli and Friends plan a surprise
begetting day party for Legolas.

The Bone That He Boned From Its Owner (1237): lilybaggins
R, Reason for Rating: sexual fantasy
Romance Partners: Frodo/Troll
Remember those stone trolls? Frodo certainly does.

Real Men Wear Jewelry (488): Mouse
PG, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: various m/f
Sequel to "If Women Had Ruled Middle-earth". The boys trade opinions of
wine, women, and song while pumping iron in Mandos' weight room.
Silmarillion knowledge required.

Comfort Me Not With Cookies (290): Raksha the Demon
PG-13, Reason for Rating: parody with m/f, m/m, human/elf,
Romance Partners: Practically everyone
A very AU angst-fic parody originally written for for a challege to produce
the blueprint for a story I would never write. It's set in the movie-verse,
but includes an OFC, and about every bad fanfic cliche imaginable.

GimlI: The Owner's Guide and Maintenance Manual (1157): Theresa Green
PG-13, Reason for Rating: risque humour, sexual suggestiveness
Romance Partners: Legolas/Gimli
This text, recently discovered in the Chamber of Mazarbul, is the ultimate
guide to Gimli, son of Gloin. This is the user guide that was described by
“The Khazad-dum Times” as “Worth its weight in mithril”.

The Gift (1156): Theresa Green
PG, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: Legolas/Gimli
Prince Eldarion’s first birthday is fast approaching and Legolas and Gimli
are having trouble deciding what to buy for him. Humourous vignette.
Warning: mild slash.

Very Dark, Very Wet, and Very Miserable Morning, A (592): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: Offhand mentions of torture
Romance Partners: n/a
Sometimes, it just doesn't pay to be evil. And even if your bed is
underwater, there are some mornings when you're better off staying in it. A
vignette about a rather bad day in the life of Barad-dûr's commander.

Passwords (1210): White Gull
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: None
What *really* happened on Moria's doorstep.



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Animals

Of Elvish Equitation and Shiny Things (660): AngelsFall
PG-13, Reason for Rating: bawdy humour, sexual suggestion
Romance Partners: n/a
Two elves, some wine, and a high king's horse. Iluvatar help us all.

When pigs do Fly (975): Elendiari22
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry and Pippin come to visit Faramir and Eowyn at Emyn Arnen five years
after the Ring War, and play witness to some very strange and amusing
events. Animals courtesy of Radagast the Brown. Written for Marigold's
Challenge #12

Eagle Silmarillion, The (554): Tehta
PG, Reason for Rating: eagle humour
Romance Partners: n/a
An attempt to make sense of the mystery surrounding Glorfindel's
reappearance in Middle-earth, presented using a rarely seen perspective.

Ailurophobia (115): Werecat
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence, although nothing graphic.
Romance Partners: n/a
Ailurophobia means "fear of felines". This story discusses the fate of one
of Tolkien's abandoned characters from the Lost Tales: this of Telvido,
Prince of Cats.

Night Course in Pet Care (360): Werecat
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: n/a
A story inspired from this tantalising question: were fell beasts
house-trained? Set in Carn Dûm, it sheds light to an unknown side of the
Witch-king and his, well, household. Introducing Fuinraw, the Chieftain of
the Cats of Angmar.



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Aragorn

The Willing Teacher and the Apt Pupil (209): Elen Kortirion
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
A tale of bawdy humour - of how Aragorn learned a new skill.

The Scruff Factor (293): jastaelf
G, Reason for Rating: G-rated
Romance Partners: n/a
How DID Aragorn come to be neat & tidy for Elrond's Council?

Sneezes and Sword Fights (747): Joanna
PG, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Warrior, Ranger, King of Men, it matters not. Here is the proof that all men
are incredibly hard to deal with when they get sick. After discovering this
for herself, Arwen leaves Legolas to care for her ill -- and ill-tempered --
husband. Sequel to "Dragons or Ribbons"

Advice (556): Theresa Green
R, Reason for Rating: risque humour, "slightly-more-than-implied" slash
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen, Gimli/Legolas
Humorous vignette. Aragorn turns to Legolas and Gimli for guidence on...
ahem... a personal matter.

Advice Taken (557): Theresa Green
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content, risque humour
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen, Gimli/Legolas
Sequel to "Advice". Aragorn has a host of new ideas, but can he put them
into action?

Aragorn: The Owner's Guide and Maintenance Manual (1154): Theresa Green
PG-13, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Thinking of buying an ARAGORN this summer? Own one already but can't find
the button to turn him on? Then look no further than this authoritative
guide to the operation and upkeep of your trusty Ranger.

Birthday's Eve (558): Theresa Green
PG-13, Reason for Rating: erotic content, risque humour
Romance Partners: Legolas/Gimli
On the eve of his son's birthday, Aragorn is finding life as King of Gondor
somewhat stressful. Could a day with two old friends be the answer? Sequel
to "The Gift".

Friends in Small Spaces (102): Varda's Servant
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn finds himself in quite an - interesting situation. One-shot



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Children

Fool of a Took and the Tree Wizard (1146): AngieT
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Seven year old Pippin meets Gandalf…

The Travelling Mouse of Númenor (674): Berzerker Prime
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Written in the spirit of Tolkien's "There Is an Inn". At the coronation of
King Elessar, Faramir and Samwise attempt to entertain some of the Citadel's
youngest guests.

The Littlest Balrog (690): Dragon
PG-13, Reason for Rating: butcher/nature film type gore
Romance Partners: n/a
The Dark Lord has a very busy day looking after five cuddly little darlings.
Well... almost little darlings. AU. Very, very AU. Features Melkor, Sauron,
Gothmog and original baby Balrogs. Cuddly baby Balrog story complete with
milk-fangs, "orc-birds", finger salts in the fire, the gruesome game of
"Beetle", unfortunate babysitters, frightening nightmares, Balrog puberty
and the painful task of horns coming through. Although it is rated "General"
one chapter contains butcher/nature film type gore which may upset some
readers.

"The Story of Poor, Unfortunate, Toffin" (764): grey_wonderer
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
This story takes place in Gondor and in The Shire. Just a bit of silliness
in which Merry , Frodo, and Pippin remember an incident when Pippin was 8
and Merry was 16. Sam is hearing the story for the first time.

The trouble with Jam (882): grey_wonderer
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Six-year-old Pippin goes in search of Jam.

Dragons or Ribbons (443): Joanna
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
The lengths any self-respecting, valiant elf-warrior will go to in order to
win the approval of the King's five year old daughter. Legolas entertains
Aragorn's youngest child upon his return to Minas Tirith.

Serious Trouble (216): Karenator
PG, Reason for Rating: mild violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Excerpts from the 'Book of Memories', a remembrance compiled by the nephew
of King Thranduil, recounting a lively Elven childhood in the royal House of
Oropher. The adventures of Legolas and Daeron as seen through Daeron's eyes.
The curiosity of two elflings leads them into the woods and into danger.

The Eavesdropper (867): MysteriousWays
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A peek into Frodo's chiildhood.

Playtime (651): Naresha
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Erestor gets stuck babysitting the young twins for Glorfindel.

Yule Dinner (1339): Red Autumn
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin takes exception to the main course to be served at the Yule Dinner...



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Drabble

The Muster of Rohan (281): Branwyn
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
For one Rohirric troop, discretion really is the better part of valor. A
short tale about the gift of a banner.

"They have a Cave Troll" (572): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The Cave Troll succumbs to the lure of the ring during the fight in the
Chamber of Mazarbul.

Heirlooms (402): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Elrohir tries to talk Aragorn out of carrying the Shards of Narsil into the
Wild.

The Protocol of Princes (26): maranya14
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
Drabble. Eomer schools Faramir in one of the finer points of Rohirric law.

The Heirs of Isildur (24): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: n/a
Drabble. Elrond confronts the long legacy of Isildur.

Not Permitted (545): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A "Boromir lives" AU: Boromir is steward and must deal with the full
responsibilities of that office.

Command Performance (641): Vistula the Dunadan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Denethor faces one of the trials of fatherhood



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Elves

The Elladan Show (1271): Claudi007
PG-13, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: n/a
Elladan's university situation worsens. Elrohir may just be getting crazier.
Sequel to "Home for the Holidays".

A Circlet of Orange Flowers (1027): LKK
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A few hours after an accidentally overheard conversation in Mirkwood.

Flowers in His hair (1028): LKK
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Some conversations aren’t meant to be overheard.

Anticipation (1092): LOTR_lover
PG-13, Reason for Rating: erotic content
Romance Partners: Glorfindel/OFC
A Glorfindel story. How much does a twice-born Balrog killer have to put up
with, anyway? Humor/romance. Not really slash, but with some slashy
elements. Perhaps PG-13. Glorfindel, Rumil, Original Character

A Bad Mix (648): Lussuin
PG, Reason for Rating: mild romantic content, mild violence
Romance Partners: Haldir/Erestor
Erestor and Haldir don’t exactly get along; actually they hate each other's
guts! When they get stuck in a flood and awaiting rescue, they find out they
have more things in common after all.

The Last Elf Standing (1124): Suzene Campos
PG, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen, Elrond/Celebrían
This is a completely OOC story told in correspondences between Elrond and
Thranduil starting with a small difference of opinion at the end of the Last
Alliance and proceeding on through the destruction of the Ring. Do not read
if you object to two Elves of noble standing being portrayed as petty,
vicious bastards.

Wine, Women, Song... and Gimli (528): Suzene Campos
PG, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: Thranduil/OFC
Mirkwood Elves, strong wine, a suspicious Elvenking -- who could ask for
anything more?

Flawed and Fair (1129): Tehta
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Risque humour, erotic content, adult themes.
Romance Partners: Glorfindel/Aredhel, Glorfindel/Ecthelion
When Aredhel leaves Gondolin, Ecthelion is part of her escort. During the
journey, he will have to deal with Finwe's grandchild, spitting Sindar,
orcs, unlight, giant spiders -- and his unnatural feelings for Glorfindel.
Slash, spiky humour.

Legolas: The Owner's Guide and Maintenance Manual (1193): Theresa Green
PG-13, Reason for Rating: sexual innuendo, risque humour
Romance Partners: Legolas/Gimli, Legolas/OFC
At last! The definitive User Guide to everyone's favourite wood-elf.
Warning: relentless innuendo.

Elf Slash Sarcasm (596): tyellas
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Legolas, Boromir/Elrond
Described by a reader as "An object lesson in how *not* to write Tolkien
slash!" A parody featuring Elvish ways, Elrond's breeches, and lots of
fragrant alabaster skin.



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Hobbits

Purple Prose (977): Aratlithiel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Language
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo is a bit more foul-mouthed than he'd have us think.

The Dress Code (818): Auntiemeesh
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam has a crisis while in Minas Tirith...

Seedlings (905): Beethoven's 7th
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
In which Frodo gets a bad case of spring fever and poor Sam's plants are the
victims.

Fair Play (701): Daffodil Bolger
R, Reason for Rating: Adult situations, sexual situations
Romance Partners: Frodo/Merry
Hobbits play football!

The Stubborness of Tooks (918): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Paladin Took is a difficult patient.

Important Choices (879): grey_wonderer
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin and Frodo help Merry choose a waistcoat for a very important
occasion.

Wagers In Rivendell (1233): grey_wonderer
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry gambles on his knowledge of his younger cousin.

Pippin's Patent Remedies (1164): Llinos/Melilot Hill CoAuthors
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
No 1. Headache Cure; Frodo has a headache and Pippin tries to help. No 2.
Remedies for a Broken Heart; Pippin tries to heal Gimli's aching heart.

Ernil I Pheriannath (1174): Marigold
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry helps Pippin come to a realisation about his title on a post-Quest
night out on the town in Minas Tirith.

Starlight, Starbright (309): Mariposa
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Canon. Set during the Fellowship's early travels between Rivendell and
Moria. In which Frodo tries, and fails, to bring Pippin to heel. Again.

Under the Umbrella (1194): Mysterious Jedi
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Lobelia Sackville-Baggins takes it into her head to give a tweenaged Pippin
a rather unusual punishment for disrespect.

Awakening To Sleep (819): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
While recovering from being crushed by a troll, Pippin has an...interesting
evening.

Under the Bed (1192): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry and Frodo explain why is Pippin afraid to sleep with a limb hanging
dangling over the edge of his mattress.

Hobbits: An Owner's Guide and Maintenance Manual (1158): Theresa Green
PG-13, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: Frodo/Sam, Merry/Pippin
Everything you always wanted to know about the care of hobbits, plus quite a
lot of information that you probably didn't.



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Metafic

Morgoth's Notebook (123): Arandil
PG-13, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: Fëanor/Morgoth, Morgoth/Thranduil, Fëanor/OFC,
Thranduil/OMC, Legolas/OFC, Legolas/Arwen
Found in the ruins of what was once Angband. The original Dark Lord has
quite the knack for badfic writing (and apparently a little "thing" for
Fëanor). This is his notebook of ideas. Read at your own risk.

Official Fanfiction University of Middle-earth, The (180): Camilla Sandman
PG-13, Reason for Rating: sexual innuendo, risque humour
Romance Partners: Gimli/OFC, other m/f
The fic that spawned mini-Balrogs, Elrond's Naturally Nine, the
Morgoth/Sauron feud, Urple, the Witch-Wall - and finally, Gimli got the
girl.

A Long, Unexpected Drabble (193): Elena Tiriel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
One frazzled author's feeble attempt to honor Bilbo Baggins' birthday by
writing exactly one hundred and eleven words featuring a bottle of wine, a
birthday cake, the number 111, fireworks and pipe-weed.

The Confused Elf (187): Kenaz
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Haldir is one very confused elf.

Blood and Warm Blankets (451): Kielle
PG-13, Reason for Rating: erotic content
Romance Partners: Éomer/Faramir, other m/m alluded
Trapped in a cave by the rain, Éomer and Faramir realise they are cornered
by every cliché in the slash manual...

Entitlement (537): Tanaqui
PG, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
A few Middle-earth characters arrive in the modern world, looking to pick a
bone with some fanfic writers. Yes, it's not an original idea... but for
once it's not slash they've come to complain about.

Beleg's Doom: or, Most Definitely Not The Lay Of Turin (42): Tehta
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Sexual innuendo involving the clueless...
Romance Partners: Turin, Beleg
Some say that character is fate. This is certainly true for Beleg, whose
single-minded focus leads him straight to his Doom.



SubCategory: Genres: Humor: Poetry

Ode to Legolas (5): Ainaechoiriel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A song parody praising the wonders of Legolas. To the tune of Amazing Grace.

Old Angband (124): Arandil
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Say what you will about him, at the end of the day, Morgoth has been a busy
little worker-bee. Doesn't the first Dark Lord deserve a drinking song as
much as the next guy?

Gimli Takes a Whack (205): Celtic Bard
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A poem about the orc-slaying competition between Legolas and Gimli at Helm's
Deep. It parodies the poem "Casey at the Bat".

In the Style of Ogden Nash (917): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Summarizing certain incidents from the books in the style of another writer.

Who Wouldn't Be a Ranger? (720): Elvenesse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Something a group of Rangers may have sung around the campfire at night. Or
even as an, um, encouraging recruitment song.

An Ode on Aragorn's Dimple (735): Flick
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Jealousy breaks out amongst the Fellowship on the eve of their ride to the
Black Gates. AU. Very.

The Very Model of a Warden of Lothlorien (614): Kenaz
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Written in response to the news of a Lord of the Rings musical possibly
headed toward broadway, this song includes a chorus of dancing Galadhrim and
the author's sincere apologies to Gilbert & Sullivan. Feel free to sing
along!

Fathers' Day Card from Faramir (788): Llinos
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir writes his father a very special Fathers Day Poem! (A separate poem
on the same page as "Denethor's Limericks")

Galadriel's Lay (763): Llinos
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Galadriel reflects on the passing of time, the elves and ponders her fate...

All I Want for Yuletide (932): Marta
R, Reason for Rating: sexual suggestion
Romance Partners: Legolas/OFC
A filk of "All I Want for Christmas": The thoughts of an OFC in a bad
romance, lusting after Legolas.

Down by the Bruinen (938): Marta
PG-13, Reason for Rating: paedophilia, implied sexuality
Romance Partners: Bilbo/Estel
A filk of Simon and Garfunkel's "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard."
Bilbo/Estel? Of course it's parody.

Orc-slaying Ditty, The (555): Tehta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Two songs sung by the elves of Gondolin, in the form of the Imladris-elves
song in The Hobbit.

Ode to the Absent (849): thevina_finduilas
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
A different approach to Mother's Day. Short, darkly humorous poem written
after a friend asked, in regards to LotR, "Where are all the mothers?"



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Msg# 4590

Genres: Movie-Verse, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:29:42 Topic ID# 4590
No Going Back (89): Ancalime8301
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
What must Frodo deal with upon his return to the Shire? An attempt to make
the movie version of events agree a bit better with the book.

A Light In Dark Places (835): Anso the Hobbit
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin remembers lighting the beacon in Minas Tirith...(movieverse)

One Elf: Glorfindel in TTT (1269): Cirdan
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Movie reality, AU. Elrond sends Glorfindel to aid the Battle of the
Hornburg. Aragorn rejoices, but Theoden is worried. One Elf? Elrond sent one
Elf? He is enough.

Destined Reckoning, A (391): Gaslight
PG, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Boromir, on his long road to Imladris, is stalked in the shadows by an
Uruk-hai.

On Pelennor Fields (824): Nickey
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry's recollections of the Ride of the Rohirrim and the Battle of the
Pelennor...

Survivor (324): Raksha the Demon
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Rated PG-13 for violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir's view of some of his experiences in (movie)ROTK: What happened to
him between the doomed charge to Osgiliath and his return to the City, and
in the Houses of Healing? Warning - pain and angst ahead.

Boromir's Gift (813): SueB
PG, Reason for Rating: character death
Romance Partners: none
Movieverse, FotR: EE: At Lothlorien, Boromir was the only member of the
Fellowship to receive no gift from Galadriel. Or did he? Warning: Spoilers
for 'Return of the King'.

Smiting Ruin (195): Thundera Tiger
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A clash of movie verse and book verse during the scene in which Gandalf the
White reunites with Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas. Changing the words around
can change the entire meaning. Fairly inane, but it's short and fun.



SubCategory: Genres: Movie-verse: Vignette

Climbing (88): Ancalime8301
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Frodo struggles up the rocks outside Minas Morgul.

Split Second (662): Aralanthiriel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
What was Boromir thinking as he held the Ring in his hands on top of
Caradhras?

Path Before Me, The (223): Cheryl
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
On the long run from Amon Hen to Fangorn, Aragorn ponders the death of
Boromir and his own destiny.

Celeborn's Gift (446): Karri
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
In the books, Legolas is often forced to scavenge for arrows, but in the
movies his quiver always seems full. How is that possible? Before departing
Lothlórien, Celeborn gives Legolas a gift.

Chains (994): ldhenson
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen, Aragorn/Boromir
Boromir makes a struggle, and a decision. Movie-verse with some details from
the books, non-explicit slash.

End Games (469): Lyllyn
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
When Arwen found Aragorn in the forest near Weathertop, why did a Wise Elf
act so foolishly? Movieverse.

What the Red Book May Hold (1347): MagicalRachel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After Frodo leaves from the Havens, Sam finds a special gift secreted in the
Red Book.

Disturber of the Peace (937): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Movieverse: On the eve of zbilbo's 111th birthday, Gandalf rides into the
Shire.

Fell Deeds, Awake (941): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Of all the things to be bothered by about the movie version of Helm's Deep,
the one that really gets to me is the fact that it's *Gimli* who sounds the
Horn of Helm Hammerhand. Here's my attempt to give this quandary a bit of
depth: the conversation between Aragorn and Theoden in the Hornburg, from a
rather Dwarvish perspective.

Foresight (1044): quirky_orthodox
PG, Reason for Rating: implied character death
Romance Partners: n/a
Haldir seeks permission from the Lord of Lothlorien to leave for Helm's
Deep.

Weakness of Men (1014): shadow975
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
In answer to the Movie Challenge, this tries to make sense of Aragorn's
mishandling of Boromir when they argue near Parth Galen, shortly before
Boromir's fall.

Giving Ground (1123): Suzene Campos
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas' POV after he and Aragorn argue at Helm's Deep. Two Towers
movie-verse.

What's Right Before You (756): Tom Fairbairn
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn finds out Pippin lit the beacons of Gondor. Movieverse, based on a
Shirebound plotbunny.


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Msg# 4591

Genres: Mystery, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:30:41 Topic ID# 4591
Chasing a Song (924): Dragon
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A young Elrohir gets trapped by the tide in a secluded cove and finds an
unexpected saviour.

Echoes (969): grey_wonderer
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond
Sometimes folks change. Pippin has changed since becoming Thain and everyone
is less than fond of the new Pippin. Furthermore, everyone expects Merry to
correct the situation, but his efforts have been less than successful up to
now.

Truth (898): Lindelea
PG, Reason for Rating: Angst.
Romance Partners: Faramir/Goldilocks, Frodo Gardner/OFC
Faramir Took and Goldilocks Gamgee might make a nice couple... but for the
difference in their social status. Meanwhile, young Frodo Gamgee has trouble
that only the Thain can resolve, threatening to drive his family into
disgrace and Faramir and Goldilocks forever apart.

Runes in the leaves (768): Rhapsody
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Thain Peregrin and a mysterious Ranger search for clues to some strange
runes that seemed to have appeared over night..

White Gull From The Sea (925): Sivan Shemesh
PG, Reason for Rating: rated pg for angst
Romance Partners: n/a
The Sea casts a spell over Legolas, as he follows the gull to the cliff.

In Umbar, at the docks (117): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
In Umbar, at the docks, looks can be deceiving. A tale of beggars, queens
and cats.



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Msg# 4592

Genres: Non-Fiction, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:32:57 Topic ID# 4592
Glossing the Hobbit Heroes' Homecoming (1141): Douglas Charles Rapier
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Without the Hero’s homecoming, the tale of the quest is incomplete. There is
much to say regarding the importance of ‘The Scouring’ to the completeness
and the integrity of the epic.

Mother-less Heroes (1140): Douglas Charles Rapier
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
An examination of the significance of the commonality of Tolkien’s
‘Mother-less Heroes’ with regard to Tolkien's personal experiences.
Tolkien's mother-less heros: Frodo, Aragorn, Arwen, Elrohir, Elladan,
Boromir, Faramir, Feanor.

Under-dogs of Middle-earth (1142): Douglas Charles Rapier
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
No matter how desperate or hopeless the prospect of success, people pull for
the under-dog if the character is likeable and the struggle facing him is
just, righteous or, at least, entertaining. Tolkien's legendarium is filled
with characters against whom the deck is stacked:

Tolkien and the Problem of Characterisation: Eowyn and Arwen (351):
Fionnabhair Nic Aillil
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An essay describing and exploring the difficulties that attend much of
Tolkien's characterisation, with specific reference to Eowyn and Arwen.

Parma Endorion: Essays on Middle-Earth (1138): Michael Martinez
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Tolkien’s pseudo-history explored in detail, the motivations and values of
Middle-earth’s civilizations analyzed as described by Tolkien himself.
Extensive research on Tolkien’s Second Age, a mysterious era spanning
thousands of years.

Religion in Middle Earth (436): Nerdanel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
This is an essay discussing the issue of organized religion in Middle-earth.
Was there any, and if so, what?

Rules for writing Arda Immortals (1149): Philosopher at Large
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Humorous rules what you should take into account before starting to write
Arda immortals.

Rohirrim Grey (143): sulriel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
Rohirrim Grey ~ A Horse of a Different Color ~ This article touches on basic
elements of equine color genetics and provides photo examples to help you
correctly describe the horses in your fic.

Travel Times in Middle-earth (144): sulriel
G, Reason for Rating: G-rated
Romance Partners: n/a
Riding a horse in Middle-earth? ~ This article and chart will give you route
suggestions and aproximate times depending on your method of travel..

Sacred Warp of Tolkien's Tapestry, The (609): Wordweaver
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Imagery and themes in The Lord of the Rings which reflect J.R.R. Tolkien's
spirituality.



SubCategory: Genres: Non-Fiction: Elves

Moriquendi: The Gendered Other in Tolkien Fanfiction (58): adn_heming
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Why are the Moriquendi elves often scapegoats in fandom? A look at how
common fanon interpretations of Celeborn, Thranduil and Legolas reflect
colonial discourse.

Legolas of Mirkwood, Prince Among Equals (620): Ellen Brundige
PG, Reason for Rating: An essay for a general audience.
Romance Partners: N/A
An essay piecing together Legolas' unusual upbringing and family history
from Tolkien's lesser-known writings. This is not the Legolas that most fans
know!

In Defense of the Elvenking (447): Karri
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An essay which uses primarily The Hobbit to defend Thranduil, king of
Mirkwood.

Prince Valium? (189): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A character study of Celeborn, based on the Lothlorien chapters of
'Fellowship of the Rings'.

That Tall Fellow Next to Galadriel: a Short Essay About Celeborn (479):
Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
After the fifth or sixth time a friend replied "Who?!" when this author
started talking about Celeborn, she decided to write an essay to explain why
he isn't a boring non-entity. This is it!

Celeborn Unplugged (1207): Michael Martinez
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Celeborn is, perhaps, the most maligned and misunderstood of Tolkien's
characters. In LoTR we see only brief flashes from Celeborn's many facets, a
glittering jewel lying half-buried amid other jewels, some brighter or less
covered up.

Elladan and Elrohir Factsheet, The (598): tyellas
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A reference article with almost every piece of Tolkien canon information
available about the twin sons of Elrond, Elladan, and Elrohir.



SubCategory: Genres: Non-Fiction: Men

In Defense of Denethor: A Closer Look at Peter Jackson’s Misrepresentation
(991): Cadiliniel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
An essay looking at the difference in character of book! and movie!Denethor.

Problem of Eowyn, The: A Look at Ethics and Values in Middle-earth (376):
Madgamgee
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A critical essay exploring the heroine/deserter question.

Second Born, Second Best? (957): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A look at some of Denethor's and Faramir's interactions in the movie and
book version of the captains' council in "The Siege of Gondor", The Lor do
fht eRings.

Tongues of Gondor (963): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A speculative essay about what language Gondorians might have spoken at the
end of the Third Age, focusing on Westron, Adûnaic, Sindarin, Quenya, and
Rohirric.

Waiting for a King Like You (1139): Michael Martinez
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Why did the line of the High Kings of Arnor and Gondor come to an early end
with the death of Earendur? Tolkien offers us only one comment on the
reasons for the transition from the kingdom of Arnor to the three smaller
realms of Arthedain, Cardolan, and Rhudaur. He tells us that "after Earendur
owing to dissensions among his sons their kingdom was divided into
three...." We are provided no cause for these dissensions. What did the
three brothers disagree over? How to raise taxes? Which girl they should
marry? When to celebrate the oldest son's coronation? ...

In Defense (94): Werecat
PG, Reason for Rating: Some references to violence.
Romance Partners: n/a
Queen Beruthiel is a minor character from Tolkien's writings, portrayed as
an evil witch with ten cats as her familiars. This is an attempt to read
between the lines and see her true colors.


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Msg# 4593

Genres: Non-Fiction, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:33:07 Topic ID# 4592
Walls and Gates (1041): Adina ATL
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Galadriel/Narvi
After completing the Doors of Durin, Narvi travels to Ost-in-Edhil at
Galadriel's "request" to help with the building of that city's defenses.
This is a sequel.

Lantern Gift (1241): Claudia
R, Reason for Rating: Interspecies slash. Violence.
Romance Partners: Frodo/Faramir
AU. Pre-LOTR. Bilbo has sold Bag End and taken young Frodo with him to
settle in Bree. Faramir has been banished by Denethor and sent to keep the
peace in Bree, which has become overrun by ruffians. Faramir and Frodo meet.

Love Sweet As Poison (694): Dwimordene
R, Reason for Rating: adult themes, erotic content
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
The tale of Denethor and Finduilas. A perverse romance; be amazed that
Boromir and Faramir turned out as well as they did!

Discovery (740): Isabeau of Greenlea
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content, adult themes
Romance Partners: Andrahar (OMC)/Boromir
The sequel to Discretion. The end of the relationship. Or, what politics do
to strange bedfellows.

Spontaneity (1122): just_sphinx
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, implied erotic content
Romance Partners: Finrod/Turgon
Turgon and Finrod in Nargothrond.

Beginnings that feel like endings, And the other way 'round (781): Mariposa
PG, Reason for Rating: author's own rating choice.
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond
Lovely romance between Pippin and Diamond. A different sort of Diamond who
is independant and a widdow living on her own. Takes place after the quest.

Trust to Hope (1294): Novedhelion
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Sexual Tension
Romance Partners: Éomer/Lothíriel
“One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.” French
Proverb Éomer and Lothíriel, my spin.

A Diamond In The Storm (780): SilverMoonLady
R, Reason for Rating: Sex
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond
A Diamond and Pippin romance filled with adventure.

Homecoming (541): Tanaqui
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
A sequel to "The Influence of Kindred Desires". On their return to Minas
Tirith after their wedding, Faramir and Éowyn must begin to learn what it
takes to be married once the honeymoon is over.



SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Drabble

Light and Leaf and Color (110): annmarwalk
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
Priior to their marriage, Denethor thinks about how much he misses Finduilas
when they are apart.

Silver and Gold (196): Elena Tiriel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Celeborn / Galadriel
"... there is no record of the day when at last [Celeborn] sought the Grey
Havens, and with him went the last living memory of the Elder Days in
Middle-earth." (The Fellowship of the Ring, "Note on the Shire Records")

In Hope's Fire (471): Lyllyn
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Arwen decides to cleave to Aragorn.

Raven and Gold (954): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen, Faramir/Éowyn
The first meeting of Éowyn Wraithbane and Arwen Evenstar.

Gift of Friendship, and A Gift of Love, A (484): Meril
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aldarion/Erendis
Two drabbles about the courtship of Aldarion and Erendis.

Sin (652): Oakenshield
PG, Reason for Rating: Mild romantic content
Romance Partners: Erestor/Glorfindel
Erestor hungers for something

Fire and Ice (1132): Ruby Nye
PG-13, Reason for Rating: PG 13 for implied slash
Romance Partners: Merry and Pippin
Fire melts ice, and water quenches flame…

A Good Match (1358): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éomer discusses romance with his sister...

First Anniversary (538): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Faramir and Éowyn exchange gifts on their first anniversary.

Nothing to fear but fear itself (1350): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Faramir thinks of someone special in the Houses of Healing...

Now in silence, now in speech (1389): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir beguiles Éowyn...

Risk and Reward (1364): Tanaqui
PG-13, Reason for Rating: sex
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Faramir and Éowyn, the first time...

Wandering in the Wild (1391): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Aragorn reflects under the stars...



SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Elves

Under the Curse (1019): Finch
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content, violence, adult themes
Romance Partners: Fingon/Maedhros, Turgon/f
Silmarillion-based. The love of two fallen Elves: Maedhros and Fingon.

A Betrothal and Wedding (1198): Isil Elensar
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Finarfin/f
Earwen of Alqualonde tells the story of her betrothal and wedding to
Finarfin of Tirion

Light Extinguished (619): Larian Elensar
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mild romance
Romance Partners: Elrond/Gil-galad
Gil-galad wants to protect Elrond, but has to hurt him to do it.

Alliance (162): Space Weavil
R, Reason for Rating: Battle violence
Romance Partners: Elrond/Celebrian
During the Second Age, Elrond served as a commander of Gil-Galad’s army in
both the War of the Elves and Sauron and in the Last Alliance. This story is
set during the latter, as Elrond feels the pressure upon him as both a
healer and warrior and attempts to balance the two. At the same time his
thoughts are with Celebrian, whom he secretly loves, and who may be the
steadying influence he needs once the conflict is over.

Sand and Flame (1130): Tehta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Fëanor/Nerdanel
A retelling of a very well-known story. Features Feanor and Nerdanel as
young geeks in love, a rather unsympathetic look at Indis, and a lot of very
simple sentences.



SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Incomplete

The Wings of the Shadow (1244): Aprilkat
R, Reason for Rating: slash content, some emotional anguish.
Romance Partners: Frodo/Faramir
Frodo and Faramir help one another heal.

Equals (1110): Beethoven's 7th
PG, Reason for Rating: Romantic scenes
Romance Partners: Merry/Estella
Did Merry and Estella have an agreement before he left on the Quest?

Before I Go To Sleep (869): Cuthalion
R, Reason for Rating: This story is listed as NC-17 on the Open Scrolls site
because Open Scrolls requires any story with a sex act described and
occuring in the story to be listed as NC-17. However, it is, IMHO, R at
best, and would be listed as such if judging just by the ratings as put
forth by the Motion Picture Association's ratings (which I assume you folks
follow).
Romance Partners: Frodo/OFC
A lovestory between the Ringbearer and a girl from Hobbiton. It's obviously
AU and a tale about what might have been if Frodo had ever found a love of
his own. What would happen when the danger of the ring is revealed and Frodo
has to leave? Would she wait for his return? And how would she handle the
fact to be left behind again - and this time forever?

Circle of Hands (165): Ghettoelleth
R, Reason for Rating: Sexual situations
Romance Partners: Glorfindel/OFC
Glorfindel must come to terms with his past as he moves toward the future,
the reluctant leader of a group of unlikely young elves whose every choice
in life could alter the future of Arda. As all of ME begins to focus on the
growing threat of Sauron, a darker evil begins to stir. An a/u story in
three parts.

All's Fair (1113): Inkling
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Frodo/f
Young Frodo Baggins is in love, but too shy to do anything about it until a
“friend” offers to help. A touching tale of love and betrayal, overwrought
poetry, and pipeweed cultivation.

Life in the Angle (181): Leaward
R, Reason for Rating: marital situations
Romance Partners: OMC/OFC
A romance with mystery.' Since it takes place just after the War of the
Ring, I've had to use mainly Original Characters. A Dunedain Ranger brings
home his new Bree bride to live amongst his people and they must struggle
with the cultural differences between them as he finds some of his people
are not as accepting of 'lesser folk thinning the blood of the Dunedain.'

Sugar and Spice (960): Marta
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content
Romance Partners: Sancho Proudfoot/OFC
An attempt at distinctively hobbity erotica. And just to make it even more
interesting, no major characters: years after the Scouring, Sancho Proudfoot
and his wife share an evening together.

Reason in Madness (950): Niennanir
R, Reason for Rating: Dark humour, Sexual Situations
Romance Partners: Arwen/Aragorn, multiple other romances
Haldir struggles to heal Arwen's breaking heart by helping Aragorn romance
her in true elvish fashion. Things would be going so well if only Haldir's
brothers weren't secretly trying to make Arwen fall in love with him.

Artist's Appreciation (146): sulriel
PG, Reason for Rating: romantic suggestion
Romance Partners: Celeborn / OFC
She's in the wrong place at the wrong time... fortunately.

Healing the Long Cleeve (916): TopazTook
R, Reason for Rating: Sexual content in the context of marriage, memories of
(Ring-War) violence
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond
Peregrin and Diamond Took learn to make a marriage and to lead a people.



SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Poetry

A Light Beyond the Darkness (10): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Arathorn, Gilraen
Gilraen and Arathorn respond to the 'How do I love thee?' Challenge.

Watching Thoughts (11): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Aragorn, Arwen
While Aragorn went forth again to danger and toil, Arwen remained in
Rivendell and from afar watched over him in thought

Sitting by the Seashore (1260): Carolina
PG, Reason for Rating: some romance and angst
Romance Partners: Frodo/Sam
Sam misses Frodo.

Fire and Water (266): Ellisande
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
"Denethor loved her, in his fashion, more dearly than any other..." -- After
years of emptiness, a man betrayed finds he wants to forget and believe but
-- frightened by his own emotions -- dares not trust happiness. A
bittersweet love poem

Anglachel (339): Fileg
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Turin/Anglachel
A terzanelle from Turin to Anglachel. For those who like their love poems
like their coffee -- black, bitter, and with sediment at the bottom.

Elanor (340): Fileg
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Fastred/Elanor
A kyrielle from Fastred to Elanor.

Strength of Love (342): Fileg
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
This rondeau is a love poem from Finduilas to Denethor.

Steel and Flame (736): Flick
PG, Reason for Rating: nonexplicit slash
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Boromir
A villanelle on love and loss, Aragorn and Boromir. Non-explicit slash.

Sonnet to the White Lady, A (414): Ijemanja
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
A poem of love from Faramir to Éowyn.

Colour of Ice (475): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
An entry for the "How do I love thee?" challenge at HASA -- a poem by
Galadriel.

Unafraid (650): Naresha
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mild romantic content
Romance Partners: Arwen/Éowyn
Éowyn lies dying, but is determined to ease Arwen’s emotional pain.

Fëanor Challenged (45): stultiloquentia
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: Fëanor, Galadriel
Fëanor attempts to court Galadriel.

Three Strands of Golden Hair (270): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Gimli reflects upon Galadriel's gift. A set of four haiku.



SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Rivendell

It Happens (615): Ezra's Persian Kitty
PG-13, Reason for Rating: nudity, mild sexual situations
Romance Partners: Elrond/Erestor, Glorfindel/Lindir
Elrond with a side of Glorfindel, heavy on the angst. And could I get a
Haldir with that?

The Lover's Melancholy (616): Ezra's Persian Kitty
R, Reason for Rating: Mild Sexual Encounter
Romance Partners: Erestor/Haldir
Two lonely souls seek comfort.

Thread of Fate (15): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: NA
"No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do
with a twined thread." As Arwen weaves a banner for Aragorn, the ties
binding her to her people begin to weaken.

A Tangled Web (947): Niennanir
R, Reason for Rating: sexual situations
Romance Partners: Arwen/Aragorn, multiple other romances
The twins catch their sister flirting with Estel in the garden and decide to
break them up for their own good. Their plans backfire and the whole of
Imladris becomes embroiled in romantic chaos.

The Last Good Day of the Year (618): Talullah
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mild sexual situations
Romance Partners: Lindir/Rumil
Lindir misses his lover and learns a few things.



SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Rohan

Campdóm and Lufian (1039): Drake/Eokat CoAuthors
R, Reason for Rating: Marital situations
Romance Partners: OMF/OFC
When a rider returns to his home....what is awaiting him there? How does the
ordinary Eorlinga live when such evil is about to destroy everything he
cares about? This is a story of such a rider, a warrior of Rohan.

Confessions in the Dark (1047): Eokat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
Eomer and Lothiriel reluctently agree to marriage negotiations, Eowyn and
Faramir agree to help them to realise their true feeling for one another.

Courage (1049): Eokat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel, Leofwen/OMC
How hard can seeking a proposal be? Eomer, although mighty King and warrior
he may be, struggles with his feelings and emotions over this issue.

Home Indeed (1045): Eokat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
After a hard patrol Eomer enjoys his homecoming..... and being reunited with
his family.

Novice Rider (1048): Eokat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
Eomer teaches Lothiriel to ride, much to his dismay. What does Firefoot
think of this?

Knight's Service (582): Marta
PG, Reason for Rating: Implied het sexuality
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Merry and Pippin are hunting for a late-night snack one night in Edoras --
and see a kiss that Faramir and Eowyn would rather keep secret. Based on a
scene in Tanaqui's story "Later"

Fear and Desire (408): Mimine
R, Reason for Rating: eroticism
Romance Partners: Grima/Eomer and some Grima/Theoden
Grima Wormtongue realises some things about himself. Slash



SubCategory: Genres: Romance: Vignette

Warmth for the White Lady (995): Anoriath
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Short gap-filler in the Faramir and Eowyn romance.

The Terror Of Buckland (698): Aratlithiel
R, Reason for Rating: Sexual situations
Romance Partners: Frodo/Original Female Character
Frodo has been helping himself to more than just Farmer Maggot's mushrooms

Letters (1245): Breon Briarwood
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: mystery
Response to a Shirebound challenge about writing letters

On Cerin Amroth (246): Dwimordene
PG, Reason for Rating: romantic content
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
The journey of Aragorn and Arwen towards Cerin Amroth, the heart of Lórien.

Eclipsed by the Moon (989): EdorasLass
PG-13, Reason for Rating: erotic content, adult themes
Romance Partners: Grima/OFC
A kitchen maid in the Meduseld watches the object of her affections. It is
not who you might think it is.

Arwen, My Love (716): Elvenesse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
A young Aragorn must have tried to put his feelings for Arwen into writing
after first meeting her -- or even worse, poetry.

Selfless Love (1342): FrodoBaggins_88
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Frodo/Rosie and Sam/Rosie - undeclared love
Frodo ponders upon his feelings for Rosie Cotton.

Love Lies Sleeping (1199): Isil Elensar
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Orophin/f
A troubled Orophin keeps silent vigil over Rian during her last night in
Lorien.

Mantle of Stars (987): marastar
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
In the Houses of Healing, Faramir thinks of that which conceals.

Welcoming the Lady (967): Marta
PG, Reason for Rating: erotic content
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Shortly after their wedding, Faramir and Éowyn to Henneth Annûn, and the two
share a private moment.

The Swan Feather (50): Starlight
PG, Reason for Rating: Eroticism
Romance Partners: Finduilas, Denethor
After the wedding night, revelations continue.

Msg# 4594

Races/Places: Cross-Cultural, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:34:18 Topic ID# 4594
Opening Doors (359): Adina ATL
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content, adult themes
Romance Partners: Galadriel/Narvi
Little is known about Narvi, the other crafter of the Doors of Durin. As the
building of the doors nears completion, Narvi thinks of the future and
elves.

Last Hope (64): AfterEver
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Arathorn/Gilraen
Of Gilraen's arrival in Rivendell following Arathorn's death, and adjustment
to an Elven realm, with glimpses of interracial politics and complex
histories in the foreground. Features Gilraen, Elrond, Elladan, Elrohir, OC
Rangers/Elves, and young Aragorn, with cameos by Glorfindel and Lindir.

Mistress Gilraen (65): AfterEver
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, erotic content
Romance Partners: Elrond/Gilraen
Recently relocated to Rivendell after Arathorn's untimely death, Gilraen
discovers what price is due for Elrond Peredhel's untimely hospitality.

A Bitter Gift (47): Avon
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Elrond tries to explain Iluvatar's gift to a young Estel.

An Unexpected Meeting (1216): Bodkin
G, Reason for Rating:
Romance Partners: Mithrellas/Imrazor
One morning in Dol Amroth, an unexpected visitor appears in the private
gardens of the Prince. Featuring: Imrahil, Lothiriel, Elphir, Erchirion,
Amrothos, Nimrodel, Amroth, Imrazor and Mithrellas. Featuring cameo
appearances by Celebrian, Celeborn, Galadriel, Boromir, Aragorn, Elrond and
Eomer.

Lost (1318): FirstMate
PG, Reason for Rating: slavery
Romance Partners: n/a
While on a trip to purchase horses from Rohan, Elrohir vanishes without a
trace. He is lost for over two years when he finally found, but without his
memories. The story follows his journey home and Elrohir's attempts to
rediscover his lost life.

Binding (353): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Two quiet moments between Aragorn and Arwen.

In the Deep Places (751): Lamiel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas and Gimli set the foundations for friendship in Moria and
Lothlorien.

A Flower for My Mother (841): Lindalëriel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
One special elf helps Pippin see the beauty of Rivendell…

Handmaiden of Lorien (316): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: G-rated
Romance Partners: Thingol/Melian
A slightly different take on Melian and her relationship with Elu Thingol.

Creatures of Habit (811): pipkinsweetgrass
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin learns a custom of Gondor from his friend Boromir...

Matter of Time, A (514): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Why did Elrond choose Legolas and Gimli to accompany Frodo and Sam on their
journey south? And what influenced his decision to let Pippin go with them?
Merry gets a surprising answer.

In the Company of Friends (830): SlightlyTookish
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
At the Houses of Healing, Pippin insists that Gimli seek care for an injury
he sustained in battle on the Pelennor.

Death, I Call Thee (292): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Deathfic, focusing on some of the final thoughts of five different
individuals at Pelennor Fields, each one of different race and/or
alignments. Some are good, some are bad and some are, well, already dead.

In Absentia (1010): Zimraphel
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Year after year, Valandil returns to the Gladden Fields to try to recover
his father Isildur's remains. This year, however, will be different.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble

He Stands Not Alone (147): Azalais
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
"Gimli had to be dragged away by Legolas: in spite of the peril he lingered
by Balin's tomb with his head bowed." FoTR, The Bridge of Khazad-Dum - but
what did Legolas think?.

Dragons and Shadows (285): Branwyn
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
Two lovers find very different ways to explain the eclipse of the moon.
Faramir, Eowyn

Dirge (236): Dwimordene
PG, Reason for Rating: character death
Romance Partners: n/a
In Lothlórien, Gimli sings a dirge for Gandalf.

Kindred Spirits (299): Elana
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Celebrian meets Frodo in the Undying Lands.

Earth and Sky (201): Elena Tiriel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"The others followed; but Gimli had to be dragged away by Legolas: in spite
of the peril he lingered by Balin's tomb with his head bowed." (The
Fellowship of the Ring, "The Bridge of Khazad-dûm")

There and Back Again (202): Elena Tiriel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"'And what has become of Balin and Ori and Óin?' asked Frodo. A shadow
passed over Glóin's face. 'We do not know,' he answered. 'It is largely on
account of Balin that I have come to ask the advice of those that dwell in
Rivendell.'" (The Fellowship of the Ring, "Many Meetings")

Maturity (381): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Eomer muses on coming-of-age traditions among hobbits and the Rohirrim.

Children of Aulë, Children of Men (1301): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A trade meeting of Númenóreans and Dwarves

It's Just a Phase: Thirty is Still Fairly Young (406): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Valandil suffers the antics of the still-youthful Elladan and Elrohir.

On Watch in Moria (1302): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn keeps vigil in the depths of Moria

Two Views for a Stranger (1303): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Boromir finally approaches Rivendell

No Other Choice (456): LadyAranel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Thranduil finds out that Legolas has joined the Fellowship and confronts
Glóin about it.

Gift, The (480): maranya14
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An old tradition is revived in Dale, some time after Bilbo's return to the
Shire.

Heirlooms (481): maranya14
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Denethor shows Théoden the Horn of Gondor, and Théoden shares a relic of
Rohan in return.

Recaptured! Drabbles (1172): Marigold
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A set of four drabbles set in the Recaptured! universe. AU, Cross-cultural
Drama, LotR

An Unexpected Gift (584): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Gandalf has been searching the Minas Tirith archive for information about
Frodo's ring. Now he must return to the Shire - and Denethor would say
farewell.

Failed Foresight (940): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
After the War of the Ring, Elrond and Faramir discuss Pippin.

Night and Day (953): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
When they first met on the Plains of Rohan, Éomer said less-than-pleasing
words about the Lady of the Golden Wood, and Gimli claimed this was only
excusable because the Eorling had never met Galadriel. Now, after meeting
both Arwen and Galadriel at Aragorn's wedding, Éomer discusses the two
ladies with Gimli.

Riders of Rohan (654): Songspinner
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry and Pippin bring some of their family South to Rohan for an important
ceremony.

A Good Custom (1380): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Pippin gives Faramir a birthday gift.

And There Make a Garden (1388): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas shares his plans with Faramir.

Brothers-in-arms (1349): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Rohirric twin brothers, Folcred and Fastred, come to Gondor's aid...

Cruel Caradhras (1365): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas reflects on his mortal friends...

Legacies (1385): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir and Pippin spar...

Sea lover (1378): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Tuor/Idril
Idril ponders her son Eärendil's name...



SubCategory: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Humor

The Mark of a... Warrior? (133): Ariel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: potty humour
Romance Partners: N/A
A bit of potty humor. You know that a group of men of different races would
do this at least once.

Breaking the Rules (Harry Potter Exhibition Game) (276): Bubbles
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
When the Dom-land Caribou faces off in an exhibition game against the
brightest stars of the wizarding world, pandemonium ensues.

Chicken or the Egg? (1220): Gershwhen
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin wonders how elves and dwarves celebrate special occasions, and learns
a little too much for comfort!

"They are courteous, if they break their silence." (575): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Double drabble: Gimli compares notes with Elladan and Ellrohir after the
Battle of Helm's Deep

Pitfalls of the Palantir (1296): Haleth
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Seriously Unresolved Sexual Tension
Romance Partners: N/A
A scholarly elf and a less than respectable woman traipse across Middle
Earth in pursuit of a powerful artifact.

Captain of Gondor (809): Sandy K
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Boromir meets the hobbits in Rivendell.

A Prince's Question (113): Tathrin
PG, Reason for Rating: Very vague discussion of sexuality
Romance Partners: N/A
After a young Eldarion poses a strange question, his parents and friends try
to explain some of the Facts of Life to the five-year-old, and learn that
sometimes you can over-think things.

Fathers and Sons (847): thevina_finduilas
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
Fathers and sons: oftentimes it's a strong bond between the two. So is it
any wonder after Merry and Legolas return from Cair Andros prior to King
Elessar's coronation, that Gimli and Legolas would end up in a heated
argument about Glóin and Thranduil?

Of Elves and Dwarves and Late Night Philosophy (199): Thundera Tiger
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Against his better judgement, Aragorn attempts to direct a late night debate
between Legolas and Gimli. How successful is he? I'll leave that for you to
decide.

Mushroom Lore (365): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
On a cold January night in Eregion, around the campfire, the members of the
Fellowship exchange, among other things, mushroom recipes.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Post-War of the Ring

The Flower and the Sun (569): Ezra's Persian Kitty
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Legolas/Gimli
Is a flower really so very distant from the sun?

All In a Hand (389): Gaslight
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
On a peaceful winter's day in Ithilien, long after the War, Legolas sees in
Éowyn the passage of years that Nature will not grant him.

Out of Stone (315): LadyAranel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Gloin has a revelation when he visits Gimli in his new home at Aglarond.

The King's Commission (215): Larner
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Rated for discreet discussion of incest and
pedophilia and character deaths
Romance Partners: Sam/Rose, Aragorn/Arwen, MOC/FOC
The King Elessar desires to have a memorial made for the four Pheriannath
whose aid helped to win the War of the Ring and led to the destruction of
the Ring and Sauron. But as the Pherian Frodo has left Middle Earth, how is
it to be done? And then he sees a remarkable statue in the market town of
Casistir....

Childhood Ends (474): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Eldarion decides that his heirs will no longer be tutored by Celeborn.

Dancing in the Darkness (476): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Elrond/Celebrían
Celeborn tells Elladan and Elrohir about the hero-kings of the Silvan elves,
while turning his grandson into a pair of fish.

Musings by Torchlight (1316): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: claustrophobia, tension
Romance Partners: n/a
A companion piece to the story "Reflections in the Dark." When Gimli is
trapped in a cave-in, Legolas has only his thoughts for company as he tries
to find an open path to the dwarf. Mainly an introspection story with a
cameo by Bergil thrown in for good measure. Spelunking has never been so
elvish.

Reflections in the Dark (1315): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: claustrophobia
Romance Partners: n/a
A terrible accident leaves Gimli trapped, badly injured, and separated from
his companions. With hope dwindling, these are the thoughts of a dwarf
struggling to keep his mind away from what seems to be the inevitable.
Includes appearances from Legolas and Bergil.

The Day After (197): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: Intense subject matter.
Romance Partners: N/A
In the aftermath of battle, Gimli waits for the dawn and thinks of time and
Legolas. True friendship never comes without a price.

Grasping at Moonbeams Glistening (363): Werecat
PG-13, Reason for Rating: disturbing images, erotisism
Romance Partners: Legolas/f
In the Houses of Healing, after the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, a woman
who tends to the wounded meets a certain Elf. This story deals with a
Gondorian woman's infatuation for Legolas. Includes OCs, of course.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Pre-War of the Ring

The Life of a Bard (464): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Young Pippin considers a career…(Takes place three years before the Quest.)

Ho, Ho! My Lads (1170): Dreamflower/Marigold CoAuthors
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry and Pippin get more surprises than they bargained for when Dwarves
visit Bag End.

Keeping the Watch (333): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Bounders kept watch on the borders of the Shire, for strange things
moved in the land. Yet the hobbits did not keep their vigil alone. An
encounter on a winter day.

Hour of Our Meeting, The (378): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The first meeting of Gildor and Bilbo.

The Protector (1223): Holdur
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Gandalf comforts Pippin during a dark and stormy night.

Dropping Eaves (505): Paranoidangel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Sam's first meeting with Gandalf

Stars and Sniffles (817): SlightlyTookish
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A few years after Bilbo left the Shire, Gandalf arrives at Bag End for a
visit and finds Frodo tending to an ill Pippin. Before he leaves, he gifts
Pippin with one of his dearest wishes.

A Meeting in the Woods (1313): Thundera Tiger
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
While out in search of an adventure, a young Primula Brandybuck finds a
rather unlikely companion.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Vignette

Dance of Terrible Grace (57): Adina ATL
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: N/A
What first drew Legolas to Gimli?

One of The Lads (980): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn considers how the hobbits have endeared themselves to the other
members of the Fellowship.

Deep Waters (344): Finch
PG, Reason for Rating: nudity (non-sexual), adult content
Romance Partners: Finrod/f
Balan, leader of the first Men to enter Beleriand, asks Finrod Felagund some
personal questions.

The Wisdom of Friendship (734): Finch
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Finrod discovers Mortal Men, and has doubts about the past.

Toy Story (411): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Estel was unaware that he was Aragorn before Elrond revealed his lineage to
him. What had he expected to do with his life? Who did he think his father
was? And who better than his brother to help him understand his changed
expectations?

One Breath (472): M. Sebasky
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content, character death
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
At the end of days, Arwen learns the cost of her choice.

Beyond the Borders (578): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After the Ring War, Halbarad's grandson journeys to Rivendell and discusses
the state of things in the North with Elrond.

Prelude (109): Mercat
G, Reason for Rating: NA
Romance Partners: n/a
A short vignette set in Rivendell before the Company's departure; features
Frodo and Legolas.

When Last We Met (1005): Nickey
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
When Frodo lies ill in Rivendell, who is to say that members of the
Fellowship did not meet before the Council? Here, Merry encounters Gimli.

A Chance Conversation (804): Songspinner
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry meets a creature out of legend while he waits in Ithilien.

Leaves and Stones (522): Starlight
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
As he walks through the Glittering Caves, Legolas discovers an important
truth about dwarves and elves. Are they so different after all?

Uncover the Past, Discover the Future (524): Starlight
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
While learning some things about his roots and past, Gimli gets glimpses of
new friendship.

Msg# 4595

Races/Places: Dwarves, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:35:03 Topic ID# 4595
In Darkness (678): Celandine Brandybuck
PG, Reason for Rating: character death
Romance Partners: n/a
Balin, musing and muttering on his deathbed.

Legacy (300): Elana
PG, Reason for Rating: Adult themes.
Romance Partners: Dis(f)/m
Dis, sister of Thorin, reflects on her life. Triple Drabble.

Spirit of a Sword (724): Erin's Daughter
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The thoughts of the dwarf Telchar of Nogrod as he forges Narsil.

Hall of Standards, The (373): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Balin finds a treasure deep within Moria

Bargaining for Beginners (412): Honesty
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, very mild slash
Romance Partners: Celebrimbor/Narvi
This is about Celebrimbor and Narvi, the two craftsmen who made the doors of
Moria. Narvi, a young and rebellious dwarven stonewright meets the elven
smith Celebrimbor. About life in Khazad-dum, dwarven culture and the
beginning of friendship of two master artisans. Very, very mild slash.

Of Durin and Kibil-nala (473): Mantida
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A legend remembered among the Dwarves, but never told by the Elves: why does
Cirdan, alone among all the Elves, have a beard?

Stock and Stone (608): Marta
PG, Reason for Rating: Themes discussing death and the afterlife, quite
mild.
Romance Partners: N/A
10 years after the events of The Hobbit, a Dwarf girl and a boy from Dale
meet for the first time.

Black Diamond (563): thevina_finduilas
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A vignette from Gimli's point of view on the field of the Morannon after the
last battle, looking for Pippin.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Dwarves: Drabble

Diaspora (235): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
After the Balrog's return, the Dwarves prepare to leave Moria.

Drums in the Deep (355): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Ori writes the last entry in the Book of Records in Moria.

Beauty in the Light (1300): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Gimli/f
A Dwarf woman thinks of Gimli

Durin's Folk (1369): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A drabble based on the "Durin's Folk" section of Appendix A.

From the Eastern Force (539): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Dwarves at the Battle of Unnumbered Tears carry their fallen leader from
the field of battle.

Msg# 4596

Races/Places: Elves, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:36:05 Topic ID# 4596
Mist (731): bernstein_nixe
PG, Reason for Rating: implied romance, death
Romance Partners: Legolas/Haldir
Legolas remembers the night he lost Haldir, and breaks a promise he couldn’t
keep.

Shipwright (1053): Berzerker Prime
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A great weight has fallen upon the Lord of Mithlond. He must pass it to
another or the west shall fall before the east.

The Prince and the Shipwright (1317): Dragon
PG, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Young Gil-galad story in which Ereinion is sent to live with Cirdan at the
Havens for safekeeping. Very cute and fluffy (and sockslidingly) but a bit
sad sometimes.

sworn brothers (864): elfqueen2003
PG, Reason for Rating: abuse and violence
Romance Partners: N/S
: Elrond and Elros discover that their friend prince Thranduil (who is 25
years younger than them) is the victim of Ophoror's anger. Can the twins
help him cope with memories? PG for mention of child abuse just to be safe

Uninvited (1020): just_sphinx
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mild descriptions of wartime violence.
Romance Partners: N/A
In Mandos, Maedhros searches for someone, and realizes that invitations
aren’t always necessary.

Back to the Valley (590): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Bruised and broken, an elven prisoner in Barad-dûr finds that a memory from
his past can be put to use in unexpected ways. Unsung heroes have to do
their own singing.

I Won't! (570): TopKat
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mild romantic content.
Romance Partners: Erestor/Glorfindel
Erestor's inner thoughts on his relationship with Glorfindel.

Bread of the Mírdain (595): tyellas
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, implied slash
Romance Partners: Annatar/Celebrimbor
A story about elvish food, written as a small insert into the series "One
Ring to Bind Them". Celeborn raises taxes, Elves eat food, Celebrimbor
introduces Celeborn to Annatar for the first time, and we find what Annatar
thinks about eating. (Also features a young Celebrían.) One discreet slash
moment does not change the PG rating here.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Elves: Drabble

Optics II (1186): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After Celebrian's departure, Arwen finds that an old lesson brings new
insight.

The Sundering Seas (303): Elana
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Elrond/Celebrian
Elrond comes to terms with Celebrian's departure.

Songs of Sorrow (711): Elen Kortirion
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A set of drabbles based on the Seven Deadly Sins, and the conceit of an AU
Haldir. Extrapolating from movieverse!Haldir, who appears as proud, distant,
disdainful, the very essence of a Noldo. This AU set explores how he came to
this demeanor, and the [possible] events that made him who he is.

Family Resemblance (361): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"Elrond and Arwen heal an injured Elladan."

Overheard at a Wedding (383): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Elrond/Celbrían
Some comments overheard at Elrond's and Celebrían's wedding.

Under Siege (387): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Arwen defends Rivendell against Sauron's onslaught during the Ring War, and
thinks about Aragorn.

The Weaving is the Easy Part (1305): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Arwen/Aragorn
Arwen at her loom

Hope (946): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Glorfindel searches for Aragorn and the Hobbits.

Three for the Elven-lords (961): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
Galadriel accepts her ring; Celeborn's thoughts.

To Let Go (487): Meril
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel
Celeborn watches Galadriel after the destruction of the One Ring.

End of Days (649): Naresha
PG, Reason for Rating: angst
Romance Partners: N/A
Galadriel sees inside her granddaughter.

Details (534): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Arwen gives the Elessar back to Galadriel.

Faithful companion (1348): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Beleg and his strong bow...

Refuge (1375): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Elrond finds a place of refuge...



SubCategory: Races/Places: Elves: First Age

Sercemaitë (382): Aerlinnel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: battle gore, character death
Romance Partners: n/a
The third Kinslaying, as seen from the other side. What royals don't tell
plebeians won't hurt them...right?

Marred Stars (673): Bejai
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
This is the tale of two lords of the Teleri and the final sundering of that
vast host. Olwe and Elmo, the brothers of Elwe, make their choices.

A Family Affair (1054): Celandine Brandybuck
PG-13, Reason for Rating: risque humour, adult themes
Romance Partners: Fingon/Maedhros
A series of related vignettes: In Valinor, Galadriel has a trying moment
when talking to her cousin Maedhros. After Maedhros and his other cousin
Fingon discuss matters with his mother Nerdanel, the latter confronts his
father Feanor with some hard truths. Silmarillion-based. AU, humor.

Cool Waters (692): DragonLady7
PG, Reason for Rating: violence
Romance Partners: n/a
"The Fall of Gondolin": "...so perished the Lord of the Fountain after fiery
battle in cool waters." An important episode in the Fall of Gondolin, from
the point of view of Glorfindel.

The Last Fruit (728): Finch
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Finarfin/Eärwen
How things went for Finarfin and Earwen after the Curse of Mandos.

One Word (1081): Joan Milligan
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A Noldorin exile ponders matters of language after Thingol's ban of Quenya.

Anessë (1021): just_sphinx
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Descriptions of war-ravaged places. Some adult
themes.
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel, Dior/Nimloth
‘After name’. Dior arrives in Menegroth after the passing of Elu Thingol,
and recieves more than the throne of the Sindar.

Bound by Difference (1119): just_sphinx
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Fëanor/Nerdanel, Fëanor/Galadriel
Feanor's thoughts on Nerdanel and Artanis, reflecting on the differences and
similarities between two of the most important people in his life. Vignette.

Incomprehensible (696): mir_noldoris
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, implied slash
Romance Partners: Fingon/Maedhros
Amrod and Amras are amused and intrigued by their brother Maedhros' meeting
with someone called Findekano. An unashamed bit of fluff made of
polysyllabic words, precocious children, and some romantic backstory. Very
mild slash.

Gathering the Pieces (13): Tehta
PG, Reason for Rating: Generally dark atmosphere
Romance Partners: N/A
A Maedhros-sans-hand story which is darker than most. Maedhros views his
life's work as a game. He plots his moves and gathers some important pieces.

L for Love (1128): Tehta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Daeron/Lúthien
Daeron of Doriath is remembered for two things: his love of Luthien, and the
invention of the Cirth script. In this vignette, Celeborn discovers that the
two are not unrelated.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Elves: Imladris

Twilight, The (399): Aerlinnel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Elrohir struggles to come to terms with Arwen's choice.

Sapphire Aurae (164): Bejai
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, erotic content, violence
Romance Partners: Celeborn/Galadriel, Elrond/Celebrian
There are times when duty must be higher than love. There are
responsibilities that, once taken up, cannot be put down. None who ever bore
a Ring of Power was unchanged -- nor were those who dared to love even
knowing such truths. This is a tale of Elrond, Celebrian, Vilya, Galadriel,
Celeborn, Nenya, and the fading years of the Elves.

Kings of Men (1267): Cirdan
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Elladan and Elrohir speak with their father Elrond and decide to remain in
Middle-earth.

Spirit Reforged (725): Erin's Daughter
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The thoughts of the elf who reforged Narsil as Andúril.

First Words (1324): Jay of Lasgalen
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The twin sons of Elrond learn to speak.

Letter From Elladan (1080): Jay of Lasgalen
PG, Reason for Rating: intense theme
Romance Partners: n/a
What were the thoughts of those leaving for a hopeless battle at the gates
of Mordor? A letter written on the eve of war from a son to his father.

What Cannot be Undone (1013): Zimraphel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
When a grieving, angry Elladan and Elrohir return home with a sharp tongue
and a grisly trophy of their orc-slaying, they cross paths with Glorfindel.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Elves: Lothlorien

Partings (1215): Bodkin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In the wake of the Ring's destruction, Galadriel and Celeborn prepare for
their parting.

In Dreams (679): Celandine Brandybuck
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content
Romance Partners: Haldir/m
Haldir's dreams lead him to decide to join the rangers that protect
Lothlorien. Adult themes of sexuality, but no language or violence. Tries to
develop ideas of culture and society among Elves.

Shadows of the Past (1058): Celandine Brandybuck
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Haldir/m
In Lothlorien, Gimli hears Haldir and Legolas converse about many things:
trees, Dwarves, secrets kept and told. How can the dead be best honored? AU
in some respects, primarily bookverse but influenced by the film.

The Lady’s Gift (979): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Galadriel prepares her gift for a faithful gardener...

Wisdom Long Obscured (1012): just_sphinx
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
As Aragorn mourns Gandalf's fall, words from an equally esteemed, but often
neglected, Elf Lord comfort him. Set during the Fellowship's stay in Lorien,
featuring Aragorn and Celeborn. Purely written for the sake of a certain
silver haired Elf.

Stability (617): kharessa_bloodroses
PG, Reason for Rating: mild language
Romance Partners: N/A
Haldir takes care of his little brothers after a long day on duty.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Elves: Mirkwood

Minuial (222): Cheryl
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
On the morning of his first scouting trip as a warrior of Mirkwood, Legolas
has a conversation with his father.

Creature of Fire (1218): daw the minstrel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: Legolas/OFC
Set in the year 2770 TA, this story follows Legolas through adventures both
personal and canonical. Those who recognize the date from "The Tale of
Years" will know that a creature of fire is about to descend on Dale.

Time's Turnings (156): daw the minstrel
PG, Reason for Rating: Violence
Romance Partners: None
Legolas is a young warrior, testing his skills and trying to earn the
respect of his father and older brothers.

The Letter (1201): Isil Elensar
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Thranduil, King of Mirkwood, receives a mysterious letter of great urgency.
He has to deal with sending off his son ointo the unknown and his return.

Winter Encounters (294): jastaelf
G, Reason for Rating: G-rated
Romance Partners: n/a
Thranduil receives an unexpected message and VERY unexpected guests, and has
a chance to explore some old prejudices with a new... friend?

Alas for the Wailing of the Gulls (1079): Jay of Lasgalen
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A gap-filler from the book, of what may have happened on the ride of the
Grey Company to Pelargir when Legolas first hears the cry of the gulls.
Characters: Legolas, Gimli, Elrohir, Elladan, Aragorn.

Good Enough (217): Karenator
PG-13, Reason for Rating: mild violence, mild romance
Romance Partners: OMC/OFC
Legolas and his cousin, Daeron, go on a novice training exercise with a
disagreeable novice. At home, Legolas's oldest brother, Aldamir, is dealing
with an influx of spiders into the western woods and with a lovely elleth
who has caught his eye.

Falling Out of Love (1096): Marnie
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Legolas and Celeborn discuss Sea-Longing, or the lack of it.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Elves: Poetry

Fighting the Long Defeat (328): Elvenesse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Elrond's thoughts during the War of the Ring (a villanelle).

Choose Your Fate (568): Ezra's Persian Kitty
PG, Reason for Rating: Mentions of romantic content
Romance Partners: Elladan/Elrohir
A discourse between brothers. In rhyme.

After Amputations (1075): Ithilwen
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Reflections of Maedhros following the loss of his hand. A Silmarillion-based
poem.

To Sing of Her (1085): Joan Milligan
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
To Gondolin, long-beloved Stone of Song.

At Losgar (604): Wild Iris
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Impressions after the burning of the ships... possibly in the voice of
Maedhros. Free verse.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Elves: Post-Ring War

Far Horizons (1214): Bodkin
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Minimal violence
Romance Partners: N/A
The elves of Middle Earth seek to find themselves new homes in the Blessed
Realm.

Heart's Ease (1217): Bodkin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Celeborn spends time with his daughter as he settles into life in the
Blessed Realm. Featuring Galadriel and Elrond.

A Quiet Love (723): Erin's Daughter
PG, Reason for Rating: character death, adult themes
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Arwen is returning to Lothlorien after Aragorn's death. But she will not be
alone in her final days. From Celeborn's POV.

To Give Love Its Due (733): Finch
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Finrod/Amarië
Finrod returns from the Halls of Mandos.

A Walk in the Rain (104): Ithilien
PG, Reason for Rating: Discussion of husband/wife relations. Sexuality
implied.
Romance Partners: N/A
A quiet stroll through the garden proves that little is within our control,
even when it is. A vignette featuring Arwen and Legolas.

The Far-Reaching Hand (745): Joan Milligan
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Final closure for two brothers in Valinor. (Fingolfin, Finarfin)

The Soul of a Sinda (959): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Celeborn observes Arwen in the Houses of Healing, shortly after her marriage
to Aragorn. (A double-drabble.)


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Msg# 4597

Races/Places: Gondor, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:36:50 Topic ID# 4597
Here sits, in secret, blest Theology (388): annmarwalk
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A heritage of stewardship is passed, unknowing, to Faramir.

Finduilas' Dance (431): jen_loves_elves
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
Soon after Faramir's birth, an ill-at-heart Finduilas returns to visit her
family in Dol Amroth.

The Mantle of Stone (116): just_sphinx
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Their mantle is high, and their burden heavy. Who could bear it but a
rightful heir? Featuring Aragorn.

Truth Be Told (852): pearltook1
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
We are told by Tolkien that Faramir was not to be told *"the full tale of
the madness of Denethor"* until he was well and had duties to do. We were
never told when or how the tale was finally told; until now.

Written on Cloth (527): shadow975
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
After his coronation, Faramir and Aragorn discuss the significance of
banners.

Cup of Bitterness: First Meeting (531): Tanaqui
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
The events surrounding the birth of Faramir, from Denethor's POV -- Denethor
introduces his new son to his father, and has a first encounter with the
palantir.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Gondor: Boromir and Faramir

Twilight (1022): Acacea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A little conversation at Osgiliath - a much delayed entry for the snapshot
challenge based on Starlight's Brothers.

Language Lessons (190): Celandine Brandybuck
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
In Minas Tirith, the young Boromir gets two very different lessons in
language from his parents Denethor and Finduilas. Cameo by young Faramir.

The Sky Wept Diamonds (710): Elen Kortirion
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
The birth of Boromir, as witnessed and reported by a serving-woman of Lady
Finduilas. Birth involves many customs and superstitions; a woman of Gondor
gives a vernacular description of the events and omens that surrounded
Boromir's birth. (Vignette)

On the West Slopes of Mindolluin (576): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Triple drabble. Boromir and Faramir go hunting.

The Best Gift of All (739): Isabeau of Greenlea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Fourteen-year-old Faramir spends the holidays with his mother's kin in Dol
Amroth.

Offerings (322): Raksha the Demon
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Two visits to the Hallows, offerings and memories, and meditations on the
bonds between fathers and sons.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Gondor: Denethor and Finduilas

Gift at Year's Turning, A (186): Celandine Brandybuck
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
In Minas Tirith, Denethor and Ecthelion prepare for the annual Steward's
Feast to celebrate the end of the year. Boromir hopes for a sword as his
gift, but Finduilas warns him that he may get something else.

Leavetakings (188): Celandine Brandybuck
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, character death, mild erotic content
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
How do you say goodbye? Finduilas of Dol Amroth must make some difficult
decisions on what to say to Imrahil and Adrahil while visiting her family,
and later to Denethor, Boromir, and Faramir in Minas Tirith.

Refraction (750): Kielle
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
History tells us that Boromir and Faramir's mother "pined away for the sea."
History, however, is easily distorted... and Denethor is very good at
keeping ugly secrets.

Repose Earned, Words Unspoken (482): maranya14
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: N/A
A glimpse into the mind of Denethor, son of Ecthelion, in the last days of
the War of the Ring, featuring the words of A.E. Housman.

Pride and Despair (579): Marta
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violent imagery, suicide
Romance Partners: N/A
"'Pride and despair! Didst thou think that the eyes of the White Tower were
blind? Nay, I have seen more than thou knowest, Grey Fool. [...]All the East
is moving. And even now the wind of thy hope cheats thee and wafts up Anduin
a fleet with black sails. The West has failed. It is time for all to depart
who would not be slaves.'" ["The Pyre of Denethor", The Return of the King]
So said Denethor shortly before he killed himself in the Battle for Minas
Tirith. Even at the very end, he did not simply submit to Mordor but took
the only other action he thought he could. Here is a look at his last
moments, as Denethor thinks back on the memories and relationships that have
defined him. A rather book-based look at a most enigmatic steward.

A Mantle of Silver Stars (214): Nrink
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor, Finduilas
How did Finduilas come by her starry mantle? Based loosely on the
movie-verse. Here you'll find a vignette of the Steward's family -
Finduilas, Denethor and a very youthful and (for once) non-angsty Faramir.

In the Forest, Singing Sorrowless (318): Nrink
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
The meeting and betrothal of Denethor and Finduilas of Dol Amroth



SubCategory: Races/Places: Gondor: Drabble

Beyond Imagination (103): annmarwalk
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor, Finduilas
A drabble, in which Denethor receives an unimagined gift.

Herbs of Healing (656): Branwyn
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir finds his own way to cope with grief

Not Remembered (992): Cadiliniel
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A drabble about the return of Aragorn.

Steward and the Brother, The (224): Cheryl
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A pair of AU drabbles: Boromir lives and pledges fealty to Aragorn after the
Ring War.

Duty (240): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Boromir's thoughts on seeing the Argonath.

A Father’s Choice (298): Elana
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Bergil pleads to be allowed to stay in Minas Tirith.

Promises (574): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir plans for a future when Ithilien will be free of the Enemy.

Voices of the Forgotten (435): jen_loves_elves
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: m/f (various)
Thirty-one kings of Gondor in the Third Age, from Meneldil to Eärnur. And
thirty-one queens to match them, but only two are ever named. Who are these
women, these queens and mothers of Kings?

Naming, The (518): just_sphinx
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn picks a name that history will remember him by.

Death Awakening (647): Luna
PG, Reason for Rating: Mild romantic content, death.
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Boromir
Death is only the beginning.

Echo (684): Nancy Brooke
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
If you were Pippin in Boromir's house, wouldn't you take a look around? a
drabble ...

Elements of Ithilien (536): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Five drabbles about Faramir based on the five elements of classical
philosophy (earth, air, fire, water, and spirit).



SubCategory: Races/Places: Gondor: Historical

Seeing Stone, The (346): Finch
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A tale about the ways of the world and the follies of Man, told by a
palantir.

Cat's Cradle (452): Kielle
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A future king meets a former queen, and the true royal bloodline of Númenor
is kept secret. Set in the last year of the reign of Tarannon Falastur.

Inheritance (1087): Kielle
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Sometimes the king's son is not the best man for the throne... A tale of
ancient Gondor -- specifically of Hyarmendacil and his young great-grandson
Minalcar, with guest appearances by Narmacil & Calmacil. Who weren't very
good kings in their (brief) day, and it shows.

Weregild (1091): Kielle
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Seduced by a sparkly piece of jewelry? Hardly. Isildur son of Elendil has
his own reasons for keeping the One Ring...

The Men Who Would Be Steward (1137): Michael Martinez
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Essay on the Ruling Stewards including a comparision with European families
who gained the throne from a line of kings. How earlier choices made by the
Dunedain forefathers bind the generations to come. And how Aragorn's claim
was worded to converge with the earlier Stewards' rulings.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Gondor: Houses of Healing

To Labor and To Wait (79): Aliana
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
"Prepare, they tell us. Settle your accounts and your affairs: It would seem
we go to war as if going to our graves." Five snapshots from the
perspectives of various workers in the Houses of Healing, just prior to the
Siege of Minas Tirith. A sidebar to a longer work in progress, but stands on
its own.

Making of Boys (237): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The men and women of the Houses of Healing prepare themselves and their
young charges for war as best they can. Ioreth, Bergil, and the boys of
Minas Tirith.

Fever Dreams (397): Gwynnyd
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, character death
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir wakes up in the Houses of Healing for the second time. What does he
actually remember?

Strange Meeting (743): JeannieMac
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
One possible interpretation of what happened between Aragorn and Faramir
while Faramir lay unconscious in the Houses of Healing.

Below the Balcony (496): Ninamazing
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Several citizens of Minas Tirith pause in their rejoicing when they catch
sight of two figures high on the walls; this is a connected series of
vignettes exploring those perceptions.

Before the Doors of the Houses of Healing (529): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Imrahil confronts Gandalf outside the Houses of Healing: when the wizard
sent him off to the Pelennor, why didn't Gandalf tell the prince how much
danger Faramir was in?



SubCategory: Races/Places: Gondor: Original Characters

On the Flood (284): Acacea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"The shards came severally to shore[...] The other was found spinning on the
flood by one who had an errand on the water." A cloven half of Boromir's
horn is found in the Anduin by one of his men.

Sight (374): Aeneid
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content
Romance Partners: Boromir/OFC (Gil)
Inspired by plasticChevy's wonderful epic, "The Captain and the King" this
is an unofficial "missing scene": Boromir and Gil's first night together.

The Laughing Oliphaunt (998): Aeneid
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
On the twenty-ninth of Nárië in 2885, the Haradrim forces were defeated at
the Crossing of Poros and a legendary tavern acquired its name. On the
twenty-ninth of Nárië in 3018, the eastern shore of Osgiliath fell to the
Enemy as the Ring War loomed, and a group of weary soldiers returned to this
same tavern on the night of its anniversary. Experimental writing style.
Slightly AU.

Watcher on the Height (1015): Chris
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
If the call to arms never comes, what need to have borne them? A brief story
of despair and redemption.

Ad Sum (693): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The aftermath of the fields of Pelennor, from a very humble perspective: a
"charwoman" of Minas Tirith.

Discretion (416): Isabeau of Greenlea
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content, adult themes
Romance Partners: Boromir/OMC (Andrahar)
Boromir travels to Dol Amroth one Yule to seek tutoring in a very important
subject from his former Armsmaster Andrahar.

Noble Jewel (741): Isabeau of Greenlea
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
A stable-boy and the Commander of the Swan Knights of Dol Amroth find that
they have something in common...

Well Favored (417): Isabeau of Greenlea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
While fleeing Minas Tirith, a young girl encounters a special soldier.

When the King Returned (497): Ninquelosse
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Everyone was happy when King Elessar returned. Or were they? This is the
opinion of one common Gondorian. For open-minded people only.

Call of the Druedain (565): thevina_finduilas
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Short, somewhat angsty story of an OMC drum maker escaping from a bad family
situation in Pelargir.

Old Wives' Tales (350): Werecat
PG, Reason for Rating: disturbing images
Romance Partners: n/a
A very pregnant and rather emotional Eowyn goes in search of a childhood
relic and finds something unexpected. Through the words of a tale, the
Shieldmaiden meets a Queen of old.

The Healing Touch (1312): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A moment in the Houses of Healing, involving OCs and, of course, a cat.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Gondor: Poetry

On His Stewardship (73): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A sonnet written as part of the ancient and honourable convention of the
"Loyal Steward" poetry. Denethor may even have intended it to be circulated,
to a limited extent, among the more courtly circles in Minas Tirith. He may
even have convinced himself that he believed it.

On the Death of His Wife (74): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
A sonnet: on the death of his wife, Denethor contemplates his warring
loyalties.

Beregond's Prayer standing on watch (258): elanor_of_aquitania
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Poem on Beregond, Bergil, and "Courage under fire". This poem was written
after an HA discussion with Dwimordene about "Courage under Fire" with
respect to Aristotle's notion of a "fine death in war".

Wait for me - Eowyn (127): elanor_of_aquitania
G, Reason for Rating: NA
Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
Faramir tries to cope with Eowyn's death.

Forlorn Hope (210): Elen Kortirion
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir's charge

East Wind (264): Ellisande
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Based on Tolkien's "Lament for Boromir". The author's take on the "missing"
East Wind.

Ballad of Isildur and Elendil, The (460): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A lullaby of Gondor, sung over the centuries: Training those who lived in
Gondor started as early as the singing of cradle songs.

Denethor Limericks (787): Llinos
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Four irreverent limericks about Denethor, Steward of Gondor. (A separate
work on the same page as "Fathers' Day Card from Faramir ")

The Girl I Kissed at the Rammas (942): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A drinking song popular in Gondor, about the various types of women the
Rangers and other soldiers leave behind.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Gondor: Pre-Quest Drabbles

Marriage Counseling (111): annmarwalk
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
Imrahil asks Finduilas if she is happy in her marriage.

Patrimony (247): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Denethor and a young Faramir look at a map of Gondor.

A Long Tradition of Ancient Lore (206): Elena Tiriel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"We in the house of Denethor know much ancient lore by long tradition..."
(The Two Towers, "Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit")

Interment (379): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
Denethor buries Finduilas in Dol Amroth.

Dragon of the North (395): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Denethor watches his father Ecthelion accept Thorongil's service.

Goldfinch and Nightingale (504): Nrink
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A drabble featuring a very young Finduilas and her sister Ivriniel on
beholding the White City for the first time. (Slightly AU; departs from
HOME12 in minor details.)

Sand-castles when the tide is flowing (549): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Young Boromir and Faramir build sand-castles on the beach.

Warrior's Skills, A (551): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Faramir sings for the Rangers of Ithilien.

Hide and Seek (637): Vistula the Dunadan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Faramir plays a game of hide and seek with his father.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Gondor: Vignette

Flame of the West (1): Altariel
G, Reason for Rating: none
Romance Partners: N/A
In the Houses of Healing, a steward and a king.

Cold Memories (82): AmandaK
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
Young Boromir and Faramir build a snowman, and the steward bonds with his
son.

Finduilas' Song (265): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
The shadow growing in her heart, Finduilas makes a promise she will fail to
keep.

Blackberries in Lossarnach (1276): jen_loves_elves
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Everyone was young once. An young apprentice healer by the name of Ioreth
meets some unusual travellers.

Green Seas (453): Kielle
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Théoden/Finduilas
When Thengel was forced to return to Rohan to take the throne, perhaps his
son was not willing either... a tale of Théoden, Imrahil, and Finduilas of
Dol Amroth.

A mother's duty (1384): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Finduilas seeks aid from Ioreth in the Houses of Healing...

Msg# 4598

Races/Places: Hobbits, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:37:54 Topic ID# 4598
Elves and Potatoes (185): Celandine Brandybuck
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Mr. Bilbo "learns Sam his letters".

Flowers in Disguise (377): Holdur
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam's father teaches him an important lesson on his first day in the garden.

Sweet Dreams (1003): illyria-pffyffin
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin did not return from the Quest unscathed. Riddled by sleeplessness and
worried about Frodo's melancholy, he seeks comfort by re-living some of the
memories he shared with Frodo; memories that include feather-beds and a
diamond ring.

Hobbits in 4 (1195): Isil Elensar
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Four ficlets, from four different starters, featuring four hobbit siblings.

We Will Follow (1250): pippinfan88
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin, Merry, and Frodo go tramping around the Shire...with some
entertaining results.

The Black Ribbon (767): Rhapsody
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Brandybuck family face a severe flooding of the Brandywine river.

Moving Mountains (627): SilverMoonLady
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Adult Themes
Romance Partners: Esmeralda/Saradoc, Eglantine/Paladin
For some, a newborn child does not always bring the joy it should...



SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Children

Growing (1178): Anso the Hobbit
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
When little Merry is frightened, Frodo is there for him, just like in the
future Merry is there for wee Pippin. Hobbits, LotR

A Midnight Raid (1109): Auntiemeesh
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Nine year old Merry has an adventure.

The Arial Object (972): Beethoven's 7th
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A very wee story about a wee toy and a wee boy, er Pippin that is.

Under The Lilac Bushes (1168): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Bilbo, Frodo, and Gandalf eavesdrop on little Sam, Merry and Marigold who
are playing under the kitchen window.

A Mid-Year's Walking Trip (1238): GamgeeFest
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Frodo takes his cousins and Sam with him on a walking trip across the Shire
for the first time.

Of Snowhobbits and Cold Chills (1190): Garnet Took
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Young Pippin's Yule visit to Brandy Hall doesn't go quite as he had hoped...

A Soldier's Tale (1134): grey_wonderer
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry's toy soldiers find themselves in the midst of more than one battle in
the parlor at Bag End.

A ‘Just Because’ Gift (1187): grey_wonderer
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Pippin finds more than he realizes while browsing in his favorite junk shop
with his cousins. Pippin's purchase rekindles memories for Bilbo and gives
Merry an idea for a special present. Hobbits Rating: G

Because You’re With Me (1236): Lady of Ithilien
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A minor incident shows Merry what his little cousin really thinks of him.

Promises Promises (786): Llinos
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A childhood accident prompts Pippin to make a heartfelt promise to the
Valar, and years later Boromir's death and Merry's injury at the hands of
the orcs prompts him to make another.

The Smallest of Them All (1163): Piplover (aka Pipfan)
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
by Piplover – shinmikoka33@hotmail.com Merry, Pippin, Frodo, and Bilbo are
enjoying a wonderful Yule at Brandy Hall, and Pippin finds the perfect gift
for his mum... Hobbits, Lotr Children, pre-Lotr, the Shire Rating: G

The Byrdings (1040): pippinfan88
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin leaves his babyhood behind and becomes a faunt. Pearl encourages
Merry to participate in the byrding tradition.

Away from the Window (1082): Pipspebble
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
All an ill Pippin can do is watch the snow fall from inside Bag End, and
soon he cannot even do that...

Lessons in Adventuring (1188): SlightlyTookish
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Young Pippin finds it hard to concentrate on his lessons when it is
adventuring that is on his mind.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Drabble

Bedazzled (976): Beethoven's 7th
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The night sky is magical on the night of Bilbo Baggins’s 111th Birthday...

Gift, A (370): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Pippin receives a gift at Bilbo's 111th party.

Spoons (644): LKK
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Lobelia's justification for her greed.

And Now to Bed (783): Marigold
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for a bit of angst about dark dreams
Romance Partners: N/A
A set of four drabbles about hobbit sleeping habits, before, during and
after the Quest.

Marigold (784): Marigold
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Four drabbles about Marigold Gamgee and her contributions to the family. The
first drabble was inspired by Sandy K's story, "Good Tilled Earth".

Elements of the Resistance (939): Marta
PG-13, Reason for Rating: horrific elements, adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Fatty had his own set of difficult experiences and obstacles to overcome
while the Four Travellers were off saving Middle-earth. Here are five
drabbles about his experiences as part of the resistance movement and in the
Lockholes, each focusing on one of the five elements (water, air, earth,
fire, shadow).

The Taint of Guilt Lingering (635): Vistula the Dunadan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
The Ring tempts Sam.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Fourth Age

A Gardener's Tale (642): Elentari Greenwood
G, Reason for Rating: G-rated
Romance Partners: n/a
Events in the life of Samwise Gamgee, in his later days.

Long Home of Mortals (748): jodancingtree
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Sam sailed at last to join Frodo in Tol Eressea, and their reunion wa sweet,
but they were still a long way from home. And even in the Undying Lands,
hobbits are not immortal...

Master Gamgee of Bag End (952): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Sam/Elanor
Sam has a beautiful wife and daughter, is master of Bag End, and life is
perfect. This is what he always wanted, isn't it? After a frustrating day
dealing with the local hobbits, Sam is reminded of what he was willing to
die to protect.

Quills and Thorns (1101): Nickey
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie
Sam and Rosie must come to a decision about Hamfast.

Elanor's Gift (1036): pearltook1
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Each year the remaining Travellers gather to for a special meeting. One
year, Elanor's curiosity gets the better of her, and she follows them to
their meeting place.

Beauty Mark (508): Ruby Nye
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Fastred/Elanor
Elanor Gamgee meets a hobbit who sees beyond her face.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Merry & Pippin

How It All Got Started (1169): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
How Merry and Sam formed their Conspiracy.

Realisation (1165): Ginger Hobbit
PG, Reason for Rating: PG for very mild implied pre-slashiness.
Romance Partners: Merry/Pippin
Pippin comes to a sudden realisation about his Merry…and himself.

When it Rains (1251): Hai Took
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: N/A
A rainy day in which Merry and Pippin try to stay out of trouble but
consequently end up on an “adventure”. Pippin is 7 and Merry is 15.

The Hands that Heal (797): Jeodo Brandybuck
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
After the Quest, Pippin and Merry search for healing in the Shire, each one
more worried about the other.

A Birthday Party (1171): Marigold
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
It's Merry's 36th birthday party, just a few months before leaving on the
Quest, and Pippin makes a very good suggestion.

Butterfly (828): Melilot Hill
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Young Merry and Pippin in the garden - a double drabble

Cradling (1100): Nickey
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Merry/Pippin (very mild), Pippin/Diamond
Merry hastens over to Tuckborough in answer to a hurried message. Of course
he does, Pippin needs him...

Believe Me (878): pearltook1
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
With no one to turn to, Pippin runs away. Told from the perspective of the
one running and those from whom he has run.

The Best Laid Plans (1184): pearltook1
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry forgets something rather important in town. Eglantine is not amused.
Hobbits, humor Rating: G

Whispers In The Night (838): pippinfan88
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
What did Pippin and Merry speak of in private before separating at Bag End
at the beginning of the Quest?



SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Pippin

It Takes A Took (823): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin recovers from a serious accident…with the help of a lovely healer’s
apprentice.

The Dare (778): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: G
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin takes a foolish dare that has drastic consequences. Rated PG for
graphic depiction of alcohol abuse.

The Wedding Table (790): grey_wonderer
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond
Pippin finds himself in a predicament, which has unpredictable but
potentially interesting results...

A Letter Home (761): Llinos
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Peregrin Took writes a letter home from Minas Tirith, in inimitable hobbit
style. Written for the Memorial Day challenge on HASA – 500 words to convey
how war affects us all.

Small (1033): pearltook1
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin makes an important discovery with the help of a wee bird.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Poetry

Courtship of Samwise Gamgee, The (463): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie
A rollicking tune reputed to be composed for Samwise and Rosie's wedding by
Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took.

Happy Birthday Professor (762): Llinos
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
To celebrate Professor Tolkien's Eleventy First Birthday, Merry and Pippin
wrote a song they could sing on the table whilst celebrating and then Sam
wrote a little poem to also wish him a Happy Birthday.

Arise (933): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Merry's thoughts just before he attacks the Witch-king. Beware: freeverse.

Hope Everlasting (948): Marta
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Pippin's last thoughts just before the Battle of the Black Gate. Written in
the form of "Auld Lang Syne".

The Same Story (956): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A filk of R. Kelly's "The World's Greatest", about Sam and Frodo on the
Cirith Ungol. The tune isn't particularly Tolkienesque, but this is actually
a serious attempt to render one of the book's most poignant scenes in a more
modern style.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Post-Ring War

Turnabout (686): Ariel
PG, Reason for Rating: Danger & pain.
Romance Partners: N/A
A tragic accident in Minas Tirith leaves Frodo comforting a wounded Merry
while the rest of the fellowship struggle to free them both from a deadly
trap.

October Quickenings (676): Budgielover
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
The first anniversary of Frodo's wounding on Weathertop arrives, and Sam is
not there when he is needed.

What Should Not Be Forgotten (179): Budgielover
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: N/A
The cost of the Quest is brought home to the Ring-bearer by a morning spent
with friends and kin in a courtyard in Minas Tirith.

A Question of Trolls (776): Dreamflower
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Pippin has a pressing question for Bilbo after the Quest.

Growing Pains (1068): Eekfrenzy
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A little story about the difficulty Merry has back in the Shire after he's
grown a bit...

Midnight at Bag End (749): jodancingtree
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Frodo sits in the moonlight in the spring of his last year in Middle-earth,
remembering Lothlórien and considering his choices.

The Battle of Bywater (1093): Lulleny
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"There are some things that are not mine to do, Sam," said Frodo.

Beauty (1099): Nickey
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Frodo and Sam on the ride to the Grey Havens.

Red Roses, Golden Arrows (507): Regina
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Tooks make a banner of their own for Pippin to carry when he rides out
to battle the Ruffians.

The Smell of Mint (1105): Regina
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
As the Shirefolk gather up the bodies of both dead hobbits and men after the
Battle of Bywater, Merry sorts through his anger at Grima Wormtongue while
organizing the burial effort.

Return to Rivendell (1115): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
The hobbits return to Rivendell on their way back to the Shire, one day
before Frodo and Bilbo’s birthdays. The two weeks spent in Rivendell are
ones of angst, healing, celebrations, and revelations, including some very
unexpected guest appearances.

First Flower (657): SilverWolf
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie
Sam awaits the birth of his first child and Frodo spends the time with him.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Post-Ring War Drabble

Changes (231): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Another party, after the Ring War: Merry reflects on what has changed, and
what has stayed the same.

Namesake (301): Elana
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie
Sam and Rosie name their first son.

Chasing and Burg'ling (580): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Returning from the Shire, Frodo must explain himself and his adventures to
the Gaffer.

A Lesson In Mercy (638): Vistula the Dunadan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Sam confronts a spider

My Hero (640): Vistula the Dunadan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Sam/Rosie
Rosie asks Sam to show his heroic side



SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: Pre-War of the Ring

Bilbo’s Gift (1177): Anso the Hobbit
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Preparing for bed on the night of the big birthday party, Merry discovers
the gift that Bilbo has left for him.

Fear (688): Ariel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: violence and mature themes
Romance Partners: N/A
Brandy Hall in 1377 was a magical place for young Frodo Baggins, until a
sullen cousin, a fabulous necklace and a deadly fall make life, and living,
very difficult for him.

Arriving at Crickhollow (1185): Hai Took
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A gap-filler about when Pippin tells the others about crossing the Shire and
running into the Black Riders for the first time.

The Terror of Buckland (687): Inkling
PG, Reason for Rating: Some drunken behavior and implied child abuse.
Romance Partners: n/a
Being an account of the pranks, scrapes, and misadventures of young Frodo
Baggins.

Earth (320): Jeodo Brandybuck
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: N/A
Pre-quest - In which the Hobbiton Lithe Festival brings about several
unexpected challenges.

Birthday Present (462): Lindelea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The day after Bilbo leaves the Shire, Merry stays at Bag end helping Frodo
distribute Bilbo's gifts and handle the crowd. That night, as Merry prepares
for bed, he discovers in his room the wrapped gift that Bilbo left for him.

A conspiracy forged (585): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Young Pippin attends Bilbo's 111th birthday. He receives, loses, and regains
a rather unique family heirloom.

Conspirators (1182): SlightlyTookish
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Before Frodo awakens, Pippin and Sam talk at Woodhall.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Hobbits: War of the Ring

Shire Reckoning (1176): Anso the Hobbit
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Watching and waiting in Cormallen brings forth memories of old for more than
one watcher.

Thicker Than Blood (669): Ariel
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
Romance Partners: n/a
From Frodo's fall at the ford to his waking at Rivendell - the story Tolkien
only hinted at.

Home Cooking Hobbit-Stlye (175): Budgielover
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In a well-intentioned effort to encourage the reluctant Frodo to eat, Merry,
Pippin, and Sam take over Rivendell's kitchens to cook him his favourite
food.

Meetings (798): Elendiari22
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
In Minas Tirith, Frodo Baggins has a late-night meeting with someone very
unexpected.

A Moments Peace (973): pearltook1
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
While in Ithilien, Sam has a moment to think about home and what is dear to
his heart.

Together In One Breath (816): Pipspebble
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A glimpse at Pippin's struggle with recovery after the Battle at the Black
Gate.

Oath (1181): Pipwise Brandygin
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
At the very beginning of the Quest, Pippin ponders Elrond's words to the
Fellowship.

The Mirror of Angelica (997): Salsify
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
For his 111th birthday, Bilbo gave young Angelica Baggins a convex mirror to
tease her about her vanity. Eighteen years later, the gift has unanticipated
consequences. A companion piece to this story is not completed.

And the Halfling Forth Shall Stand (511): Shirebound
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
In Rivendell, Frodo thinks about who might have volunteered to be the
Ring-bearer, had he died of his wounds.

Fairer Than Most (69): SlightlyTookish
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
On the way to Rivendell, Merry and Pippin tease Frodo about the way Gandalf
described him to Butterbur. Frodo turns the tables and wonders how Gandalf
might have described them.

Msg# 4599

Races/Places: Men, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:38:50 Topic ID# 4599
110 (59): Aeneid
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Boromir's journey from Gondor to Rivendell. An experimental mix of prose and
poetry. Some stream-of-consciousness, some free verse.

Walk No More in Shadow (1004): Anoriath
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Much is said of the love that Eomer bore for Elessar ere he rose from the
grass of the Rohirrim's homelands. But what of that for his lady sister's
choice of helpmate? Surely, after the lechery of Wormtongue and the
disappointment of rejected love for Aragorn, the presumed King of Rohan
would have little taste for letting his sister's heart chose another so
swiftly. Inspired by the scowl with which Eomer examined Faramir and his
sister at the King's coronation in PJ's ROTK, but characters and events
solidly based in book-verse.

Where the Stars Are Strange (255): Dwimordene
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Could be titled "the existential Aragorn!" When the going tets tough (or has
been for awhile), Aragorn and Indirkan (OC) have some decisions to ponder.
Takes place in Harad, during Aragorn's early journeys.

Downfall (354): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
One of the Faithful misses Elendil's boats as the Waves drown Numenor.

Who Watches the Watch-stones? (438): jen_loves_elves
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
While returning to the north and leaving Gondor and the disguise of
"Thorongil" behind, Aragorn takes a short-cut through Druadan Forest and has
an interesting meeting with a couple of Wild Men.

Two of Thirty-One (174): Leaward
PG, Reason for Rating: implied violence
Romance Partners: n/a
Two members of the Grey Company's experiences while fighting to help Aragorn
regain his crown. A field soldier's view of the the trip through the Paths
of the Dead, fighting on the Pelennor fields and facing the hordes at the
Black Gate.

And These Pearls That Were Her Eyes (506): Regina
R, Reason for Rating: erotic content (some non-consensual), violence, adult
themes
Romance Partners: Isildur/Miriel, Pharazon/Miriel
On the final two days of her life, Tar-Miriel, last queen of Númenor,
reflects upon her unhappy marriage, her one moment of bravery, and her
ultimate fate.

Fall of Osgiliath (633): Valedhelgwath
PG, Reason for Rating: Contains violence (let the author decide on this one)
Romance Partners: n/a
The fall of Osgiliath experienced by a seasoned Ithilien Ranger.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Men: Drabble

Arnor Ascendant (232): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The crowning of Valandil, son of Isildur.

Another Name (296): Elana
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Aragorn recieves one of his many names.

Morgul Vale (1306): Gwynnyd
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Aragorn ventures near Minas Morgul

His Lady's Horse (943): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Halbarad brings Aragorn a gift from Rivendell.

A net of warring duties (1361): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Denethor's thoughts about Gandalf...

Fathers and Sons, Cousins and Brothers (1383): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Théodred endures his young cousin's worship...

More like to the swift sons of Eorl (1377): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éomer remembers Boromir and Théodred...

Pride (1366): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éomer makes a match...



SubCategory: Races/Places: Men: Eriador

Heirs of Isildur (243): Dwimordene
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Aragorn,f; Halbarad/f
A humorous story about the marriage market pressures that Aragorn would
experience as the uncrowned (and very much in the way of danger) king of
Arnor and Gondor. There is humour here, but there's also some serious talk
about the place of romance in Dúnedain relationships.

Not In Our Stars (245): Dwimordene
R, Reason for Rating: prostitution, age of consent lower than contemporary
custom, sexual content
Romance Partners: Aragorn,Halbarad; Halbarad/OMC
It would be a better world if love knew no bounds. It might not then
complicate friendships so.

Semper Fidelis (249): Dwimordene
R, Reason for Rating: adultery, sexual content
Romance Partners: Halbarad/OMC
"[N]ot every action or feeling admits of the mean...We cannot do them well
or not well—by committing adultery, for instance, with the right woman at
the right time in the right way."--Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics, Bk II.6,
1107a 10-15. A sequel to "Not In Our Stars" in which the author tries to
deal with the ins and outs of temptation, love, commitment, indiscretions,
and authority among Rangers and their community. Turns on the standard h/c
scenario while attempting to undermine it.

Tales of the Hunter (722): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Even in Middle-earth there is a mother behind every hero. Here is the mother
of a Ranger of the Northern Dunedain, as her son grows into his inheritance.
(Vignette)

Promises to Keep (169): Leaward
PG, Reason for Rating: romantic elements
Romance Partners: OMC/OFC
Promises to Keep: an OC Dunedain Ranger patrols the South Downs and Bree
area in the fall of 3018 TA, while trying to attract the attention of a Bree
girl.

Swords Returned (172): Leaward
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: n/a
A Ranger of the North explains to his young son what happens to those who
have fallen, and how their kin will learn of their death.

Warm Beds and Warmer Heads (1016): Thundera Tiger
PG, Reason for Rating: risque humour
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen, Halbarad/OFC
Aragorn, Halbarad, their campfire, and some questionably-obtained ale. Join
our two favorite Rangers around the flames for what might have passed as a
typical night in their world.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Men: Poetry

Gríma's Giftgiving (502): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Response to the Bitter Valentine's Day poetry Challenge at HASA. Somewhere
or other Grima has picked up a bit of a haiku influence.

Idle Leaves (68): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: Aragorn/Arwen
Flotsam and jetsam from Aragorn's rucksack.

Lullaby for the Longest Night, A (503): Alawa
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A Dúnedain carol for the Winter Solstice.

Whispers (273): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: character death
Romance Partners: n/a
The river Anduin bears tiding of Boromir's death to Minas Tirith. Based on
Tolkien's poem "Lament for Boromir".

Battle Song of the Riddermark (274): Elwen_Aiwelinde
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A battle-song and call to arms for the Riders of Rohan.

Creation of Horses, The (275): Elwen_Aiwelinde
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
This song tells the Rohirric myth of the creation of horses.

Song of the Faithful (498): Ninquelosse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A poem (or, more like, a prayer), that might have been sung by the Faithful
of Númenor.

Eyes like the Moon (125): Werecat
G, Reason for Rating: NA
Romance Partners: n/a
A love poem of the Haradrim. Inspired from a scene in TTT EE, a mix of verse
and prose.

Msg# 4600

Races/Places: Rohan, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:39:48 Topic ID# 4600
Blood of Kings, The (225): Chris
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
How do you face a rite of passage without your father? Théoden helps Éomer
just after Éomund's death.

The Clasp Undone (691): DragonLady7
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
A gapfiller, after Theodred's death and before Gandalf frees Theoden, mostly
dealing with Eomer's grief for his cousin. Verses stolen from the medieval
"Marwnad Llywelyn."

Theodred's Tale (305): Elana
R, Reason for Rating: Violence.
Romance Partners: Theodred/f
Stunned by news of Saruman's treachery, Theodred must ready Rohan for war,
while dealing with the machinations of Grima Wormtongue and the decline of
his father King Theoden. Can he keep the secret of his love for Elana,
mother of a half-orc child? How can he stay true to all his varied
loyalties, as the Battle of the Fords of Isen grows ever closer? Sequel to
Elana's Tale.

Marriage of Souls (334): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothíriel
Éomer of Rohan is now king of the Riddermark, and he must make a very
special decision. Will he follow his heart, or must duty dictate his choice?

The Bonding (423): Isil Elensar
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The tale of young Eowyn and her first horse.

Last Hero (37): Joan Milligan
PG, Reason for Rating: battlefield violence
Romance Partners: n/a
At the battle of the Pelennor Fields, Eomer is thrown headfirst into the
reality of the war.

Like a Woman (509): Salsify
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éowyn's cousin gives her interpretation of the heroine/deserter question.

Marked (904): simbelmyne
PG, Reason for Rating: non-graphic adult situations
Romance Partners: Boromir/Theodred
Eowyn observes a painful parting.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Rohan: Drabble

Challenge (207): Cheryl
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Eomer tries to break Firefoot.

Legacy of the Blessed (1351): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éomer and Éowyn ponder the fate of their Dunlending prisoners.

Metamorphosis (239): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Eowyn decides to ride to Gondor as Dernhelm.

Third Line (331): Elvenesse
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éomer's thoughts on the way to the Black Gate.

To Reconcile (336): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Éomer realizes how little he knows about his sister.

Folly (366): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éowyn speaks with Elfhelm, wanting his permission for her to ride to Gondor.

Call on the Wind (935): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Éomer hears Boromir's last horn call from Amon Hen.

So Other Men May Fight (958): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Bergil tries to convince his father to let him stay in Minas Tirith.

The Road to Isengard (1326): Marta
PG, Reason for Rating: violent imagery
Romance Partners: n/a
A drabble about the riding of Théoden's guard and Gandalf's companions,
between their leaving Helm's Deep and their arriving at Isengard.

To Shield a Shield-maiden (964): Marta
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, implied (non-consensual) sexuality
Romance Partners: n/a
Théodred watches Éowyn practice her swordsmanship and muses on his cousin.

His Own Wisdom (493): Nessime
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Háma must decide whether to follow orders or trust to his own judgment



SubCategory: Races/Places: Rohan: Original Characters

Night and Fog (670): Azalais
PG, Reason for Rating: scary imagery
Romance Partners: n/a
"They reached the west-shores of Anduin a little north of Sarn Gebir, as
they had trysted; and there received horses and raiment that were secretly
ferried over the River." What a lad from the Eastemnet saw one night in July
3018 on the banks of the Anduin.

We Who Remain (719): Elvenesse
PG, Reason for Rating: Adult Themes
Romance Partners: n/a
A vignette on a young girl of Rohan as she returns home at the end of the
war. (Vignette)

The Quest (437): Isil Elensar
R, Reason for Rating: One chapter has sexual content
Romance Partners: Orophin/F
Rian Ithilmir has come to Lorien for the first time. What she's unaware of
is that she's been long expected there.

Abrecan (433): Rhapsody
G, Reason for Rating: G-rated
Romance Partners: n/a
Many tales haven been spun and told about Thorongil. Ever heard the tale of
how he met a lady that outmatched him? Meet Abrecan.

Sulnur (145): sulriel
PG, Reason for Rating: innuendo
Romance Partners: n/a
As the Eorlingas prepare for battle, one rider makes his choice.

Boar and Steward (564): thevina_finduilas
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An eight year old girl of Rohan unwittingly uncover a piece of history, but
it takes a very unexpected visitor from a stranger to give her the clues to
discover its source.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Rohan: Romance

Morwen and Eredh (1059): Chris
PG, Reason for Rating: mild sexual suggestion
Romance Partners: m/f
Named for a Queen known as Steelsheen, Morwens'greatest test of strength
comes not during battle, but in surviving. Her mettle is proven by living
joyfully in the uncertain and all too brief days she has with her Ranger.

Jessed (213): Cupiscent
R, Reason for Rating: sexual activity
Romance Partners: Eowyn, Hama
Háma serves Rohan and the Lady with soul, body... and heart.

Question of Honour, A (413): Honesty
R, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence, erotic content
Romance Partners: Éomer/Gimli
Gimli and Éomer at their antagonistic best. Very, very slashy. But
book-based, believe it or not.

Translation (988): marastar
PG-13, Reason for Rating: erotic content, adult themes
Romance Partners: Faramir/Éowyn
Faramir learns a new language.

Triptych (901): simbelmyne
PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult content (non-graphic)
Romance Partners: Boromir/Theodred
Triple-drabble: twilight, midnight, and daylight. They have only the time
between nightfall and sunrise.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Rohan: Vignette

All That Was Beauitiful (1270): Citrine
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Eowyn's first meeting with Grima. One shot vignette, G-rated, but slightly
creepy.

Justice (244): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Dwim's attempt to answer the question "Is Éowyn a deserter or a heroine?
Features Éomer, Éowyn, and Elfhelm.

Among the Fields of Green (280): ErinRua
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Elfhelm of Rohan remembers the death of Théodred, son of Théoden, at the
battle for the Fords of Isen.

To Hope's End (335): ErinRua
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A Rohirrim warrior on the Pelennor Field bears witness to the Witch King's
fall, and from it draws his own grim courage.

Rekindled (1089): Kielle
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes, graphic description
Romance Partners: n/a
Helm Hammerhand's nephew Frealaf has bloodily reclaimed Edoras by slaying
the usurper Wulf, but one task remains... A brief bittersweet tale of Rohan,
set just after the only time the people of the Mark were ever routed by
invaders.

Defense Enough (492): Nessime
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Grimbold considers the defense of the Fords of Isen.

Bystander (903): simbelmyne
PG-13, Reason for Rating: non-graphic adult situations
Romance Partners: Boromir/Theodred
Elfhelm observes the Prince of the Mark and the Captain of the White Tower
in an unguarded moment.

Strength (829): Songspinner
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
Merry, speaking with Legolas after Pippin leaves with Gandalf, comes to some
truths that prove to be both startling and comforting.

Hero (594): Tiana Luthien
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A young boy visits Éomer while he's in prison and discovers that his hero is
something other than he expected.

Msg# 4601

Races/Places: Villains, Check Ballot #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:40:26 Topic ID# 4601
Sand Circle, The (49): A L Milton
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A day in the life of Anguo, an oliphaunt trainer. Short vignette in which
legends are retold, baths are taken, and feet are scraped.

For Love of Creation (92): Andreth
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: Sauron/OFC
As he stands on the rebuilt tower of Barad-dûr while his armies prepare to
leave for Eregion, Annatar/Sauron contemplates the desire for creation and
the consequences for those who suffer from it: Fëanor, Morgoth and Ilúvatar,
but particularly himself.

Servant of Elbereth (796): Beethoven's 7th
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
In Mordor, it is not only Gollum who follows Frodo and Sam ...

Giving Gifts (241): Dwimordene
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A boy of Harad learns a lesson from his father on the proper way to give the
most precious of gifts.

Sweet Meat (1073): Ijemanja
PG-13, Reason for Rating: horrific imagery, adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
"Shelob was gone; and whether she lay long in her lair, nursing her malice
and her misery, and in slow years of darkness healed herself from within,
rebuilding her clustered eyes, until with hunger like death she spun once
more her dreadful snares in the glens of the Mountains of Shadow, this tale
does not tell." (LOTR, book IV, chapter X) Here, then, is the untold tale of
Shelob after her encounter with Sam. Her hunger is great, but she is good at
waiting, and there are many footfalls along her dark tunnels these days...

Red Fire, Black Blood (1121): just_sphinx
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Morgoth reflects in the Void, ever remembering the one who escaped.
Featuring Morgoth, Maedhros.

Bitter as Willow (801): Nickey
PG-13, Reason for Rating: For some frightening themes
Romance Partners: N/A
Old Man Willow has vengeance within his grasp...

Cornfield, The (530): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Just why is there a cornfield in the middle of an otherwise very
English-looking Shire? And how does Frodo get so far ahead of Sam that Sam
"loses" him?



SubCategory: Races/Places: Villains: Drabble

The Men of the South (233): Dwimordene
PG, Reason for Rating: Generally dark atmosphere
Romance Partners: none
The villainy of war is manifold: the final stages of the battle of Pelennor
Field.

Alas, Poor Ufthak! (200): Elena Tiriel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"'D'you remember old Ufthak? We lost him for days. Then we found him in a
corner; hanging up he was, but he was wide awake and glaring. How we
laughed! She'd forgotten him, maybe, but we didn't touch him -- no good
interfering with [Shelob]' ..." (The Two Towers, "The Choices of Master
Samwise")

Triumph Incarnate (198): Elena Tiriel
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
"And Sauron, sitting in his black seat in the midst of the Temple, had
laughed when he heard the trumpets of Ar-Pharazôn sounding for battle; and
again he had laughed when he heard the thunder of the storm; and a third
time, even as he laughed at his own thought, thinking what he would do now
in the world, being rid of the Edain for ever, he was taken in the midst of
his mirth, and his seat and his temple fell into the abyss. But Sauron was
not of mortal flesh, and though he was robbed now of that shape in which he
had wrought so great an evil ... yet his spirit arose out of the deep ...
and came back to Middle-earth...." (The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth")

Orc's Best Friend (384): Forodwaith
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A moment between a warg-rider and his steed.

Roast Mutton (1362): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Bilbo tries to burgle the trolls.

Nine Riders (791): Rabidsamfan
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
A set of nine drabbles, one for each of the Black Riders, exploring their
personalities, such as they were...

Long March, The (542): Tanaqui
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The thoughts of one of the Haradrim seen by Sam in Ithilien, just before the
Rangers attack.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Villains: Nazgul

Shadowsong (714): Ellisande
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
"But the hearts of men are easily corrupted..." Why did Sauron's corruption
work so well with men and how much of the man is left after ages in the
shadow? An attempt to look into the mind of the Lord of the Nazgul.

This Too Shall Pass (742): Isabeau of Greenlea
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
An alternate ending to the scene at Osgiliath with Frodo and the Nazgul.

Cursed Queen of Angmar (450): khazar_khum
R, Reason for Rating: violence, torture, erotic content, mature themes
Romance Partners: Witch-king/OFC (Ariashal)
Ariashal of Rhudaur is the unwitting lynchpin of her father's machinations
with the Witch-king of Angmar. And she's cursed, too.

Gift of Rule (470): Lyllyn
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
The thoughts of the Witch-king when the gift was given... and accepted.

Once (485): Meril
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The Lord of the Nazgûl reflects on his mortal life.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Villains: Orcs

Enmities (561): AmandaK
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
While men will fight for honor, renown and riches, women have other reasons
to fight. A retrospective look at the War of the Ring from an unusual
viewpoint.

Strange Bedfellows (250): Dwimordene
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
An incident between the different armies of Orcs, after the attack on Parth
Galen.

The Last Stand (76): Soledad
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence and Sexual Encounters
Romance Partners: N/A
That famous last fight between Éomer and Uglúk, seen from Uglúk's
perspective. A feeble attempt to create a glimpse of the culture of the
Uruk-hai... if there is such thing. I leave the judgement to you, oh most
gracious readers.

One Dark Day in Lugbúrz (521): Starlight
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
The orcs of Lugburz set Gollum free.

Full Circle (348): Werecat
PG, Reason for Rating: disturbing images
Romance Partners: n/a
"Beasts, they've called us". So end the days of Kolgrun, last warrior of the
race of orcs.

Wish upon a star (194): Werecat
PG-13, Reason for Rating: Rating and warning for violence and disturbing
subjects, although nothing graphic
Romance Partners: interspecies (orc/OFC)
Girl falls to Middle Earth, hoping to meet the object of her desire:
Legolas. However, things turn quite differently from what she expected. AU,
of course. Parody/Black humour. Rating and warning for violence and
disturbing subjects, although nothing graphic.



SubCategory: Races/Places: Villains: Poetry

Melkor (440): Joan Milligan
PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
Romance Partners: n/a
Melkor during the Great Music.

Sauron (442): Joan Milligan
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
Sauron during the Akallabêth.

Death Doth Come (936): Marta
PG-13, Reason for Rating: horrific elements
Romance Partners: n/a
An extending and slight reworking of the Barrow-wight's song.

Prince of Pride (577): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: N/A
Romance Partners: N/A
"Out of the deeps of Ea she came to the aid of Manwe; for Melkor she knew
from before the making of the Music and rejected him, and he hated her, and
feared her more than all others whom Eru made." ("Of the Valar", Valaquenta,
Silmarillion) A sonnet, from Manwë’s POV.

Under the Lonely Mountain Cold (965): Marta
G, Reason for Rating: n/a
Romance Partners: n/a
A dwarf drinking song about the death of Smaug.

Msg# 4602

oops Posted by Ainaechoiriel June 08, 2005 - 0:44:46 Topic ID# 4602
Missed one change on the Check Ballots #2. I hadn't finished saving the
changes (to Ficlet) on Homeward Bound by Marta.

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Msg# 4603

Re: Books/Time: Gap-Filler, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Marta Layton June 08, 2005 - 1:56:25 Topic ID# 4517
On 7 Jun 2005, at 16:23, Ainaechoiriel wrote:

>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Marta Layton
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 12:37 AM
> > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Books/Time: Gap-Filler, Check Ballot #1
> >
> >
> > On 7 Jun 2005, at 00:09, Ainaechoiriel wrote:
> >
> > > Check Ballots for Main Category Books/Time: Gap-Filler
> > >
> > >  SubCategory: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Drabble
> > >
> > >  Mae Govannen (148): Azalais
> > >  G, Reason for Rating: N/A
>
> >
> > The link on this story points to all of Azalais' drabble. A
> > more direct 
> > link is:
> >
> > http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?
> > CHid=1123&PHPSESSID=81bbdff5479eba252b785634d85ebade
>
> Thanks. Fixed it.
>

I'm still on dial-up, which meant I did most of my check ballot edits
offline. I want to go through at some point over the next few days and
make sure all of the links are the best ones available. If I find any
would you like me to change them myself? Or should I post them here?


> > >  Bed Time (1248): Blackbirdsong
> > >  G, Reason for Rating: Mild suggestion of possible slash
> > >  Romance Partners: Frodo/Sam
> > >  Four drabbles centered around Hobbits going to bed, this
> > time near the
> > >  Party.
> > >
> >
> > I'm not sure, but should this have a reason for rating? I think the 
> > instructions at the nominations site say we should enter
> > "n/a" for G, 
> > and the fact that it's slash is covered in the pairing.
>
>
> I look at it this way: It's required for what's above G.  It's
> optional for
> G.
>

Fair enough. In which case you probably need to disregard a lot of my
comments on the other ballots. (I'm sorry, I didn't read these emails
until after I suggested edits on the other ones. Feel free to disregard
any changes without having to reply saying you aren't going to make
them.)

> >
> > >  At the Witch King's Feet (459): Lindelea
> > >  G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> > >  Romance Partners: n/a
> > >  Merry comes to Éowyn's aid at the Battle of the Pelennor.
> > >
> >
> > Should this be "the Battle of the Pelennor Fields"? That's
> > the title of 
> > the chapter in ROTK.
>
> Author approved the sumary as is.  Not our responsibility
>

This is another area where you will probably have to disregard several
of my changes. I remember last year we corrected typos and other minor
edits in the summaries, so that each story would be putt forth in the
best possible light. Obviously we're not doing that this year; I
understand why now, but I didn't know that when I was doing my edits.
It's now 2:30 AM, and I've spent the better part of the last four hours
going through the ballots and suggesting changes. So I'm sorry to
create more work, but I'm not going to go back and edit out those
suggestions. Feel free to disregard what you don't think we have to
change, and don't feel like you have to reply here explaining why
you're doing what you're doing.

> > Also, according to the website it's rated PG.
>
> Author approved it here as G.  If they had approved an X or NC17 as R
> we
> would have had a reason to change it, but from G to PG, I'm not going
> to
> bother policing it.
>

Sure, that makes sense.

> > >  At the Sammath Naur (126): Aratlithiel
> > >  PG, Reason for Rating: Dark themes.
> > >  Romance Partners: N/A
> > >  Frodo claims the Ring.
> > >
> >
> > Delete period after "Dark themes"?
>
> No, we needn't be that picky.  I'm not going to fix typos in
> summaries or
> missed capitalization in titles this year either.
>

Fair enough. But see my above comment -- I noted several similar
mistakes in other ballots. Disregard those changes.

Marta
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Msg# 4604

Re: Books/Time: Lord of the Rings, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Marta Layton June 08, 2005 - 1:56:38 Topic ID# 4519
> > >ý SubCategory: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Gondor
> > >
> > >ý The Council of Elrond (900): Lindeleaý G, Reason for Rating: N/Aý
> > > Romance Partners: N/Aý A Serious Scholarly Work, an
> > Endeavor to cast
> > > this Great Event into Poetryý and shorten its Length for
> > the sake of
> > > the Gentle Reader. (With apologies toý Lewis Carroll)
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> > This categorisation doesn't make sense. The three categories are Gr:
> > Crossover, Gr: Humor, and RP: Cross-cultural. Also, it's a
> > poem. I've reassigned it to Gr: Crossover/Poetry.
>
> Hmmm...not sure how it ended up there.
>

I'm not sure either. Anyway, it's changed.

> > >ý On Becoming An Adventurer (1161): Piplover (aka Pipfan)ý G,
> Reason
> > > for Rating: n/aý Romance Partners: n/aý What was the price
> > of leaving
> > > the Shire, and everything they had knowný behind?
> > >
> >
> > Delete comma after "Shire"?
>
> Nope.ý I think you'll be sensing a pattern here.
>

Yep ;-) And I understand why you don't want to be completely obsessive
about changing every little typo. That would take a lot of time! But I
am a perfectionist, so I at least want to note it, and we did fix them
last year.

As I said before, disregard these little changes in my other ballots.
You don't even have to reply onlist saying you're disregarding them.

> > >ý Cormallen (807): Mariposa
> > >ý PG, Reason for Rating: PG for descriptions of injuries and angst.
> > >ý Romance Partners: N/A
> > >ý Pippin's wounding at the Last Battle, and his care in Ithilien.
> (I
> > > couldnýtý find the story posted anywhere other than the authorýs
> > > livejournal, so theý link is to Chapter 4, which has the
> > links to the
> > > first 3 chapters at the
> > >ý top.)
> > >
> >
> > Maybe rephrase this last part more formally? Something like.
> > "(This link points to chapter four, posted at the author's
> > livejournal. Links to the first three chapters are at the top.)"
>
> Goodness. Why don't we put in the link to the first chapter?ý Does it
> have a
> link to the next? .... I just went and looked and no, it doesn't.ý
> That is
> not good.ý Next year when something like this happens, the Liaison
> should
> have asked the author to post her story somewhere else or at least
> add links
> to go from chapter 1 on.ý It's this sort of thing that last year made
> me say
> Tolkien Online wasn't ellible this year.
>

I know. And I'm not sure who the liaison was, and why they didn't check
it. I do understand why the author wouldn't think to link to the last
three chapters from the first chapter -- if she was posting serially
they wouldn't have been written yet!

I have an idea for a solution to this kind of thing for next year, but
I'm not sure if it's technically feasible. In any event I'll save it
for the post mortem.

> >
> > >ý Hobbits (944): Marta
> > >ý G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> > >ý Romance Partners: n/a
> > >ý An attempt to collect the different quotes from "The Lord of the
> > > Rings" andý "The Hobbit" pertaining to Shire-lore.
> > Currently reflects
> > > books I-IV of "Theý Lord of the Rings". (WIP)
> > >
> >
> > I thought this was going to go in a Hobbits/Incomplete
> > category? Maybe I misunderstood. Remember how I explained
> > that it really didn't fit in LOTR very well, and if we really
> > couldn't make a Hobbits/WIP category I need to go back and
> > add LOTR as a category choice.
>
> Strangely, it has only 2 top choices for categories.
>
> Hobbitsý (Story details)
> (Incomplete: Short Story) Rating: G [Self-nominated.]
> Suggested Award Categories:
> Genres: Non-Fiction
> Races/Places: Hobbits
> Suggested SubCategories: Hobbits, essay
> Story Summary: An attempt to collect the different quotes from "The
> Lord of
> the Rings" and "The Hobbit" pertaining to Shire-lore. Currently
> reflects
> books I-IV of "The Lord of the Rings". (WIP)
>
> The problem is there is no Hobbits\Incomplete category.
>

It only has two categories because it's an essay. Essays were only
required to have two choices.

I thought someone said over at the staff list that this essay would
make hobbits/incomplete viable, but maybe I'm misremembering. In any
event, if Hobbit/Incomplete can't run, LOTR is as good as anything
else. It's not really about the events of LOTR, but so far it only
draws information from LOTR. Eventually I'll expand it to include The
Hobbit and the Letters, and maybe even the HOME drafts (hey, I can
dream right ;-P ) So I guess LOTR is as good as it can get.

Marta
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Msg# 4605

Re: Books/Time: The Hobbit, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Marta Layton June 08, 2005 - 1:56:40 Topic ID# 4520
On 7 Jun 2005, at 00:13, Ainaechoiriel wrote:

> Check Ballots for Main Category Books/Time: The Hobbit
>
> Short Rest, A (428): Jay of Lasgalen
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> When Bilbo and the dwarves arrived in Imladris in The Hobbit, Estel
> was ten
> years old. They must have met. This story is about that meeting.
>

This is ambiguous about who the "they" was. Maybe "When Bilbo arrived
in Imladris with the dwarves in The Hobbit"?

> The Unexpected Homecoming (792): JMac
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: none
> A short fic that takes place when Bilbo returns to the Shire after the
> events in The Hobbit and finds that his homecoming isn't exactly how
> he
> imagine.
>

Maybe "how he imagined" or "how he would imagine"?

> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Hobbit: Drabble
>
> An Unexpected Party (1359): Marta
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Bilbo has Gandalf and the dwarves over for dinner. (Based on "An
> Unexpected
> Party", _The Hobbit_).
>

Remove underscores? "(Based on "An Unexpected Party", The Hobbit)."

> Our Greatest King (1338): picara
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> "In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its
> eastern side
> there lived at this time their greatest king." The Hobbit
>
>

Put "The Hobbit" in parentheses?

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Msg# 4606

Re: Books/Time: The Silmarillion, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Marta Layton June 08, 2005 - 1:57:07 Topic ID# 4521
On 7 Jun 2005, at 00:14, Ainaechoiriel wrote:

> Check Ballots for Main Category Books/Time: The Silmarillion
>
> Saying Farewell (730): Finch
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Finrod and Amarie say farewell in Tirion.
>

This is PG-13, so I think it needs a reason for the rating?

> History Lessons (1056): Nilmandra
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Elladan and Elrohir learn the history of the first age from
> Glorfindel and
> others who lived through it, while Elrond reflects upon his past and
> parenting elflings.
>

Capitalise First Age? (Technically I think the very first age of
history would be the Age of the Trees.)

> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Drabble
>
> Two Drabbles: Tar-Miriel and the Waves (107): Ainaechoiriel
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Tar-Miriel's last thoughts as the waves take Numenor. One
> canon-based, the
> other AU
>

Insert period at end of summary?

> High King and Halfling (581): Marta
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Argeleb grants the Fallohide brothers permission to settle the Shire
>

Insert period at end of summary?

> Forsaken Kin (483): Meril
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Finarfin forsakes the march of the Noldor towards Middle-earth.
>

A more exact link is:

http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=1144

> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Feanor and Sons
>
> Alqualonde (36): Joan Milligan
> G, Reason for Rating: none
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Upon the ruins of Alqualonde, Maglor finds beauty and horror
> intertwined
>

Insert period at end of summary?

> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Gondolin
>
> A Missing Piece of History. (646): jillian baade
> R, Reason for Rating: Violence, adult themes, some sex references.
> Romance Partners: Idril/Maeglin. Tuor/Idril
> What if Maeglin had successfully captured Idril during the Fall of
> Gondolin?
>

Delete period after reason for rating?

> Cunning Gold (28): Lyllyn
> G, Reason for Rating: none
> Romance Partners: N/A
> "Glorfindel bare a mantle so broidered in threads of gold that it was
> diapered with Celadine as a field in spring; and his arms were
> damascened
> with cunning gold."ýreflections before the last battle.
>

Should you include the attribution of the quote? Maybe:

"Glorfindel bare a mantle so broidered in threads of gold that it was
diapered with Celandine as a field in spring; and his arms were
demascened with cunning gold." (BoLT 2) Reflections before the last
battle.

> Shining Black (996): Salsify
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes
> Romance Partners: Eýl/Aredhel
> Words and events often have more than one possible interpretation.
> Eol's
> version of the events related in the chapter "Of Maeglin".
>

Change Eol --> Eýl in summary?

> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Poetry
>
> Fýanor (439): Joan Milligan
> PG, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Fýanor's thoughts on the voyage towards Middle-earth.
>

A more exact link is:

http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?
STID=395&SPOrdinal=3

> To Brave Ulmo, in Aman (962): Marta
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> A drinking song from Beleriand and Dol Amroth about the coming of
> Uinen and
> Ossý to Middle-earth (as described in the Vlaquenta).
>

Change summary: "(as described in the Valaquenta)".

> Lindý Nerdanelo (424): Nerdanel
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: Feanor/Nerdanel
> Upon the departure of Fýanor and her sons after the Darkening of
> Valinor,
> Nerdanel, filled with sorrow and bitterness of heart, reflects on the
> past
> and present of her life and her family. Five sonnets.
>

When I first read this summary I thought the "her" in "her sons"
referred to Fýanor. Obviously on re-reading it refers to Nerdanel but
should we consider changing it so people's first impression of the
piece isn't that the author made a gender mistake?

> Tale of Isildur, The (550): Tanaqui
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Isildur steals the fruit of Nimloth, in the style of Chaucer's
> Canterbury
> Tales
>

Insert period at the end of summary?

> SubCategory: Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Second Age
>
> Celeborn's Choice (1002): alex_cat_45
> R, Reason for Rating: A non graphic sex scene between two males.
> Romance Partners: Celeborn/Finrod
> Celeborn has to make a choice that will affect Arda for a long time
> to come.
>

Change "non graphic sex scene" to "non-graphic sex scene"?

> History Lessons: The Second Age (1057): Nilmandra
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
> Romance Partners: N/A
> The year is III 253, and the children of Elrond have their own
> adventures,
> intermixed with stories of the Second Age told from those who lived
> through
> that time. *Story Complete* Epilogue: The Third Age Elrond reflects
> over the
> events that ended the Second Age, and takes a huge step forward in
> his role
> as one of the Wise.
>

Delete everything after "*Story complete*"? This is an add-on to a
summary often posted to stories posted serially.

>
> Nimloth's Grace (434): Rhapsody
> G, Reason for Rating: G-rated
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Close to the downfall of Nýmenor Amandil puts out a request. But what
> is
> Isildur's take on it? "But when Amandil heard rumour of the evil
> purpose of
> Sauron he was grieved to the heart, knowing that in the end Sauron
> would
> surely have his will. Then he spoke to Elendil and the sons of
> Elendil,
> recalling the tale of the Trees of Valinor; and Isildur said no word,
> but
> went out by night and did a deed for which he was afterwards
> renowned. "
>

Change "reason for rating" to n/a.

Marta

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Msg# 4607

Re: Genres: Adventure, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Marta Layton June 08, 2005 - 1:57:29 Topic ID# 4522
On 7 Jun 2005, at 00:15, Ainaechoiriel wrote:

> Check Ballots for Main Category Genres: Adventure
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Adventure: Long Form
>
> The Stars of Harad (1219): Cassia & Siobhan
> R, Reason for Rating: violence
> Romance Partners: N/A but Aragorn/Arwen does figure into the plot
> When Aragorn falls in love with Arwen, it seems that he has done the
> one
> thing that could ever divide he and his elven family. Certain that
> his home
> is his no longer, Aragorn leaves with the rangers, attempting to
> forget the
> heartache of all he has lost... What he did not count on was losing
> his
> memory and forgetting *everything*. Now, to find him, Legolas must
> join the
> very men who have captured and enslaved his friend, he must be one of
> them... and he must pay the dreadful penalty when their confidence is
> broken. But if Aragorn cannot remember, cannot trust the elf he no
> longer
> knows... will it all have been in vain?
>
> Come to Harm (597): Clairon
> PG, Reason for Rating: violence
> Romance Partners: N/A
> What is the one thing the loyal Steward of Gondor would never dream of
> doing? Well batten down the hatches, hold on to your hats, pray for
> him
> because he's going to......... This story happens some years after
> the end
> of the war of the ring. Both Saruman and Wormtongue will appear
> because it
> takes more than a cut throat and a few hobbit arrows to keep real
> evil out
> of action!
>

Make "war of the ring" "War of the Ring" in summary?

> Hearthside (319): Jeodo Brandybuck
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Frodo gets unexpected visitors during a winter storm.
>

Be consistent here? I would change both reason for rating and romance
partners to n/a or N/A

> The Falcon: The Adventures of Peregrin Took (755): Tom Fairbairn
> R, Reason for Rating: violence, graphic description of violence,
> sexual
> situations
> Romance Partners: Pippin/Diamond Pippin?OC
> His father named him "wanderer"; but everyone called him Pippin. He
> was the
> youngest Companion of the Fellowship of the Ring, an innocent and
> foolish
> lad who walked heedlessly into legend. Twelve years after the War of
> the
> Ring, feeling trapped by responsibilities he doesn't want, Peregrin
> Took
> struggles with a restlessness he can no longer deny. Now, traveling
> amidst
> the vast and unexplored vistas of Far Harad, caught up in a war
> against a
> tyrannical Magician and the quest for a legendary Jewel, this
> impossibly
> curious, recklessly courageous hobbit discovers unexpected friends,
> devious
> foes, and a girl who will claim his heart, as he searches for the
> meaning of
> home.
>

Change Romance Partners to "Pippin/Diamond, Pippin/OC"?

> Marta

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Msg# 4608

Re: Genres: Alternate Universe, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Marta Layton June 08, 2005 - 1:57:37 Topic ID# 4523
On 7 Jun 2005, at 00:16, Ainaechoiriel wrote:

> Check Ballots for Main Category Genres: Alternate Universe
>
> Adraefan (448): Aeneid
> R, Reason for Rating: Gore and violence. Minor to moderate het sexual
> situations.
> Romance Partners: N/A.
> AU. One less arrow at Amon Hen and things go much differently for
> beloved
> good-bad son of Gondor. A veritable odyssey for Boromir ensues,
> complete
> with manipulative Valar, exiled elves, Radagast the Brown, and a
> helpful
> chorus. Action, adventure, angst, humor. Mixed writing styles (prose
> and
> poetry), with a Greco-Roman feel. Rated for violence and adult
> themes. A
> warning to the squeamish.
>

Replace period after "gore and violence" by comma, change Minor -->
minor, delete period after situations?

> Not to Beg Any Boon (859): Flick
> PG, Reason for Rating: Some fight scenes and supernatural themes
> Romance Partners: NA
> A slightly Au version of Boromir's journey to Imladris.
>

Change Au --> AU?

> The Care and Feeding of Young Hobbits (1252): James Walkswithwind
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: Character death and vampires
> Romance Partners: Merry?Pippin implied
> For some strange reason, the hobbits are having trouble finding a
> guide to
> take them to Rivendell as their quest begins.
>

Change romance partners to Merry/Pippin implied?

> Lothýriel - Book 1 (1159): juno_magic
> R, Reason for Rating: A few explicit sex scenes (het). A few scenes
> with
> graphic violence. Mature themes (death/war).
> Romance Partners: Lothýriel/Boromir; Lothýriel/ýomer
> This is the story of Lothýriel. Running away from her final exams in
> law at
> a German university she suddenly finds herself on a journey that
> takes her
> farther away from home than she ever believed possible... AU. A Tenth
> Walker
> Story that follows the books as closely as possible. 36 chapters,
> 150,978
> words (including a few A/N).
>

Change periods after "(het)" and "violence" to commas, change "A few
scenes" --> "a few scenes", "Mature themes" --> mature themes, and
delete period after "(death/war)"?

> Mary Mordor Sue (7): Meg Thornton
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: Disturbing discussion of off-screen torture,
> cannibalism, and implied rape.
> Romance Partners: Sauron/f
> A girl from our world goes to Middle Earth, and winds up... well, you
> figure
> it out.
>

Change Middle Earth to Middle-earth in summary?

> Watching Frodo (1274): Trianne
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: Angst. Mild sexual situations.
> Romance Partners: Frodo/Faramir, Frodo/Sam
> This is very much an AU story. It's angsty. Set loosely in "The Two
> Towers",
> it deviates quite markedly from the original story.
>

Change period after "angst" to comma, change "Mild" to "mild", and
delete period after "situations"?


>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Elves
>
> Of Trees and Frogs (1285): Bird
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> # 1 of the elfling chronicles...Galadriel and a four year old Elladan
> spend
> an afternoon together...
>

Change four year old in summary to four-year-old?

> Love Me and Despair (645): EdorasLass
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: Horror and adult themes.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> What if Galadriel had accepted the Ring when Frodo offered it?
>

Delete period at end of "reason for rating"?

> The Bitter Taste of Immortality (1203): Eowynangel
> PG, Reason for Rating: mild angst
> Romance Partners: Aragorn/Eowyn
> What if Arwen had decided to leave Middle-Earth ? An adaptation of
> Arwen's
> song.
>

Change Middle-Earth to Middle-earth? And remove space between
"Middle-earth" and question mark?

> Rebirth (655): Thuriniel
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: Death, AU
> Romance Partners: Thranduil, OFC
> The challenges faced by an elf when she returns from Mandos.
>

Rewrite romance partner as Thranduil/OFC? (This seems to be the uniform
form throughout the award.

>
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Post-LOTR
>
> Life after death (588): Lady Ana
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: mild slash (implied)
> Romance Partners: Aragorn/Legolas, Aragorn/Arwen
> Ten years after her death, Aragorn ýtalksý with Arwen about his
> deepening
> friendship with Legolas(story takes place a full 32 yrs after ROTK).
>

Insert space between "Legolas" and "(story" in summary?

> SubCategory: Genres: Alternate Universe: Pre-LOTR
>
> Playmates (1286): Bird
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: n/a
> #3 in the Elfling Chronicles...Haldir and Celebrian play together...
>

For consistency, make both reason for rating and romance partners N/A
or n/a?

> Tickle-Goblin (1282): Bird
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: Mild sexuality
> Romance Partners: Thrandruil/f
> # 2 in the Elfling Chronicles...Thranduil and a six year old
> Legolas...inspired by my own 6-yr old nephew whom I live with...AU
> mainly
> because of the OFC, though the timeline is based on canon...PG_13
> because of
> mild sexuality...
>

Change six year old to six-year-old and 6-yr old to 6-yr-old? And
delete "PG_13 because of mild sexuality..." because this information is
included in the rating and the Reason for Rating?

> Quarantined (877): Shirebound
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Late one night, Gandalf brings a very ill Ranger to the closest
> refuge, Bag
> End, knowing that Bilbo is immune to this illness -- but Gandalf is
> unaware
> that a tweenager is now living there. An AU look at Frodo's early
> life with
> Bilbo; how he met Gandalf; and the "chance meeting" which inspired
> Aragorn's
> dedication to the safeguarding of the Shire.
>

For uniformity, make both reason for rating and romance partners n/a or
N/A?

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Msg# 4609

Re: Genres: Crossovers, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Marta Layton June 08, 2005 - 1:57:47 Topic ID# 4524
On 7 Jun 2005, at 00:17, Ainaechoiriel wrote:

> Check Ballots for Main Category Genres: Crossovers
>
> Gimli and Boromir Strike Back (1069): Boromir Defender
> PG, Reason for Rating: Minor language and battle.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Tired of being abused by Sues and their authors, Gimli and Boromir
> decide
> that for once they will get revenge.
>

Delete period at end of reasons for ratings?

> A GIFT FOR FRODO (909): Dreamflower
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: N/A
> A very well done crossover featuring Frodo and a certain famous dog
> from
> television past. Crossover is LOTR and "Lassie"
>

Make title in lowrcase letters? I.e., "A GIFT FOR FROD" --> "A Gift for
Frodo"

> Equinoxium (83): Lisette
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
> Romance Partners: N/A
> BtVS.LoTR ý For the Powers That Be, the Balance is the Key and the
> Slayer is
> their tool. As such, they will do anything to restore the Balance on
> one
> world and retain it on another - no matter the cost.
>

Change BtVS.LOTR --> BtVS/LOTR?

> Magnetic Force (1097): Marnie
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Rivendell always was a hidden valley, so how can we know it no longer
> exists? This is a strange blend of Fortean Times meets Middle Earth,
> and I
> would appreciate advice as to whether it works or not. :)
>

Change Middle Earth to Middle-earth?

> The One and True Dark Lord (358): Werecat
> PG, Reason for Rating: disturbing images
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Morgoth is exiled in the void after being banned from Arda. One day,
> he
> finds himself in the company of the most peculiar individual. AU, of
> course.
> A Silmarillion/Harry Potter crossover. Seriously.
>
>

Capitalise Void in summary, as I think this is a specific place?
>
Also please note that I moved Lindelea's poem "The Council of Elrond"
into this category. I'm sure it will show up on the next check ballot.

Marta
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Msg# 4610

Re: Genres: Drama, Check Ballot #1 Posted by Marta Layton June 08, 2005 - 1:58:06 Topic ID# 4525
On 7 Jun 2005, at 00:19, Ainaechoiriel wrote:

> Check Ballots for Main Category Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
>
> Guilt (1046): Eokat
> G, Reason for Rating: n/a
> Romance Partners: Eomer/Lothiriel
> An heir to the throne of Rohan is imminent. For its King this is a
> time of
> reflection....and guilt
>

Insert period at end of summary?

> Nine Lives (97): Werecat
> PG, Reason for Rating: Some references to violence.
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Inspired from a passage in Tolkien's Unfinished Tales regarding the
> life of
> Queen Beruthiel and her ten cats. According to this passage,
> Beruthiel was
> like an evil witch and the cats were her minions. But we never really
> hear
> her side of the story. Recommended to all cat lovers.
>

Delete period at the end of reasons for rating?

> SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Drabble
>
> Leavetaking (16): Forodwaith
> G, Reason for Rating: none
> Romance Partners: NA
> Drabble. Gilraen and Elrond, on parentage and partings.
>

Change Romance Partners to "N/A"?

> Bittersweet (43): Vistula the Dunadan
> PG, Reason for Rating: Eroticism
> Romance Partners: Aragorn, Arwen
> Drabble. Dreams on the way to destiny.
>

Change "Romance Partners" to Aragorn/Arwen (to be consistent with form
used in most other entries)?

> Simple Comfort (636): Vistula the Dunadan
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Sam makes tea for the Fellowship
>

Insert period at end of summary?

> SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Elves
>
> He Loses Us Both (873): Lilpippin
> PG, Reason for Rating: The story deals with death and near death
> experiences
> that can be haunting.
> Romance Partners: n/a
> The Half-Elven's are dealing with an ordeal in many different ways.
> With the
> help of their advisor, Glorfindel, can they beat their grief, or will
> it
> destroy the family.
>

Change "near death" to near-death in reason for rating?

> SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Fourth Age
>
> Paths for the Dead (758): James Walkswithwind
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: Character death.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> After his death, one of the hobbits has a bit of trouble finding a
> place to
> spend eternity.
>

Delete period at end of reason for rating?

> A Took by Any Other Name (773): Lindelea
> R, Reason for Rating: Per author's own description, at least one
> chapter (5)
> has material of a graphic nature, also for violence and character
> death.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Pippin goes against all convention in the naming of his son. (Chapter
> 5 is
> tenatively rated "R" due to the graphic nature of the material,
> related to
> capture by Orcs. All other chapters are PG-13 or below.) Warnings:
> violence,
> character death.
>

Delete "warnings" at end of summary, since this information is also
given in the reason for ratings?

> SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gapfiller
>
> The Trial of Frodo Baggins (1273): Gentle Hobbit
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: Angst.
> Romance Partners: N/A
> Frodo believes he deserves to be judged for his failure to destroy
> the Ring.
>

Delete period at end of reason for rating?

> SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gondor
>
> Seven Scattered Scrolls (323): Raksha the Demon
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: Rated PG-13 for mild to moderate sensuality
> in two
> of the chapters.
> Romance Partners: Faramir/Eowyn
> Seven scenes, in the form of drabbles, vignettes and ficlets (100
> words and
> in multiples of 100 words, as counted by MS Works), from varied
> viewpoints,
> through leavetaking, sorrow, to joy, in the life of Denethor's second
> son.
> Chapter Two is co-authored by Tanaqui.
>
> SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gondor Drabble
>
> Ambush in Ithilien (204): Elena Tiriel
> G, Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: n/a
> During the disastrous Battle against the Wainriders at the Morannon
> in III
> 1944, King Ondoher of Gondor and both his sons Artamir and Faramir
> (who
> sneaked away to join the battle in disguise) were slain. His
> sister-son
> Minohtar also fell as he led the rearguard defense of the retreating
> army.
> These events are on the mind of another Faramir in 3019 as he and his
> Ithilien Rangers prepare to ambush Haradrim warriors marching to
> Mordor
> along the same road.
>

To be consistent, make both reason for rating and romance partners
either N/A or n/a?

> The White City (21): Forodwaith
> G, Reason for Rating: none
> Romance Partners: NA
> Drabble. Beregond, Bergil, and a choice.
>

Change Romance Partners to "N/A"? And delete "Drabble." from beginning
of summary?

> In the Hands of the King (22): Gwynnyd
> G, Reason for Rating: none
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Drabble. Bergil asks about his father's conduct during the siege.
>

Change Reason for Rating to "n/a" and delete "Drabble." from summary?

> SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Incomplete
>
> With Hope (501): AfterEver
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: adult themes, violence
> Romance Partners: n/a
> "Then Aragorn, being now the Heir of Isildur, was taken with his
> mother to
> dwell in the house of Elrond..." beginning in the year 2935, this is
> their
> story -- and a continuation of "Last Hope", by the same author.
> Features
> Elrond, Elladan, Elrohir, Glorfindel, Elf/Ranger OCs, and a view of an
> elvish realm through human eyes, courtesy of Gilraen.
>

Capitalise "Beginning" in the summary? Also, should you include the
attribution of the quote? (It's LOTR Appendices.)

> The Journey (1346): Batsojopo
> R, Reason for Rating: adult themes, erotic content, violence
> Romance Partners: Haldir/OFC #1, Rumil/OFC #2
> With no memory of a possible alliance with Mirkwood, an elleth, lone
> survivor of a devastating attack, is brought to Imladris. (Please not
> that
> this story is movieverse.)
>

Change summary: "Please note that this story"?

> Instruments (425): Beethoven's 7th
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: Rated PG-13 for violence
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Evil men have come to the shire. This tells the story of one Hobbit
> lass's
> encounter with them, and later the elves of Rivendell. A hobbity
> story, with
> action, happy parts, scary parts, Lotr Characters are not featured,
> but make
> meaningful cameo appearances.
>

Capitalise "Shire" in summary?

> A Spring of Joy (1320): daw the minstrel
> PG, Reason for Rating: violence
> Romance Partners: n/s
> 2951 TA. Smaug and three-quarters of the Orcs of the north are dead,
> and the
> Wood-elves live in a fragile peace that Legolas struggles to preserve
> as
> captain of the Home Guard.
>

Change n/s to n/a?

> Passages (623): Gaslight
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: There are sporadic killings that happen
> throughout
> the story. Also a couple scenes of sensuality.
> Romance Partners: Boromir/f
> WIP. 3009. Boromir brings Myrhil, the daughter of his old arms
> instructor,
> to Minas Tirith where the Shadow has already begun to creep over
> Middle
> Earth. Boromir-OFC. And Grima too!
>

Change Middle Earth to Middle-earth in summary? And change Boromir-OFC
to Boromir/OFC (to be consistent with the form used throughout the
awards)?

> SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Mirkwood
>
> Glorious Summer (154): daw the minstrel
> PG-13, Reason for Rating: Violence
> Romance Partners: OCs
> Legolas is learning his role as a newly minted lieutenant, while, at
> home,
> his brother Eilian is a newly minted husband.
>

It sounds like this is f/m from the summary, but should this be noted
in romance partners (either f/m or OFC/OFM?)

> SubCategory: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Poetry
>
> Disobedience (1062): Ellisande
> PG, Reason for Rating: adult themes
> Romance Partners: Denethor/Finduilas
> ýBut it seemed to men that she withered in the guarded city, as a
> flower of
> the seaward vales set upon a barren rock. The shadow in the East
> filled her
> with horror, and she turned her eyes ever South to the sea that she
> missed.ý
> - Denethor feels he is losing the person he loves most and is forced
> to face
> helplessness...
>

Does the quote need an attribution? (It'