Penname: My Blue Rose [Contact]
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Member Since: 09/09/14
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I'm a 25 year old woman and archeology major who loves LOTR and a large number of other esoteric things, including but not limited to: Philosophy, 16th century poetry, theology, ethnobotany, deontological ethics, pathology, epic poetry, ontology, string quartets, Christian apologetics, geology, special education, folk music, Reformed dogmatics and the proper use of fantasy in a protestant worldview.

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Prince of Númenor by Tanis

Rated G
[Reviews - 3]
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Estel, having recently acquired the knowledge of his heritage, sets out on a course of self-discovery.  He gets a bit more than he bargained for when he hires a ship and crew to make a pilgrimage voyage to the home of his ancient ancestors, Meneltarma. 

A/N:  This is a coming-of-age story with no factual basis in canon beyond the receiving of the tokens of the line of Isildur.  No characters have been significantly harmed in the writing of this story, but their canon may have been reintrepreted at bit in order to serve the purposes of the author.  If you are a canon Nazi, you will not appreciate the waste of your time; please employ your back key now.

This story was begin during the 2010 B2MEM challenges under the working title - Self-discovery.  It was just finished and will post here by chapters as its reedited.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Coming of Age
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 14    |    Word count: 37206    |    Read Count: 7458
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/10/13    |    Published: 12/31/12
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Reviewer: My Blue Rose (Signed)
04/19/15
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

this is quite good. Like your characterization of Aragorn and how he feels betrayed by his family.


Reviewer: My Blue Rose (Signed)
04/19/15
Chapter 3: Chapter 3

cool idea with the map!



Author's Response:

My apologies for the delay in responding to your lovely notes about this story!  Thank you both for reading and hanging around to leave these couple of reviews!  I began posting this story as part of a B2MEM story - mmmmmm ... years ago now, and it took nearly three years to actually finish it.  Which made me repeat my vow to never ever ever again post a WIP!

I know we don't all have the same *view* of characterization, so I'm reallyu delighted you found mine acceptable.  I know if I'd been in Aragorn's situation, I'd have felt totally blindsided by suddenly learning I'm an heir to a kingship, not to mention one of the most notorious men in Middle-earth.  The map, now, that was fun to play with and try to imagine what Numenor would have looked like, the builders of it being so heavily influenced by their close association with the elves.   

 

Thanks again for spending time in my corner of fandom!  


In Defense of the Elvenking by Karri

Rated G
[Reviews - 2]
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A defense of the Elvenking of Mirkwood based on book canon.  

Categories: The Hobbit
Characters: Elf: Thranduil
Genres: Essay (non-fiction)
Places: Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2626    |    Read Count: 646
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/02/14    |    Published: 12/02/14
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Reviewer: My Blue Rose (Signed)
12/02/14
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Very good! this describs how i always read the Hobbit. I hate the movies "arogant ass" Thranduil with a passion. I wonder if the screen writes ever actually read the Hobbit.



Author's Response:

They certainly seem to have read a different version of the Hobbit than I did.  Thanks for reading and commenting! 


Barbarian by Makalaure

Rated G
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Galadriel learns much from him.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Drama
Places: None
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 248    |    Read Count: 444
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/06/14    |    Published: 12/06/14
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Reviewer: My Blue Rose (Signed)
12/07/14
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

 "Artanis, your people stole Telerin ships and murdered their owners, then burned them so that much of the Noldorin host could not reach Beleriand. And you call the Easterlings barbarians?" LOL! Great little fic



Author's Response:

Thank you. :)


Gwann nan iHûl – Revisited by Kaylee Arafinwiel

Rated PG
[Reviews - 1]
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 What if, during the Sixth Age of Arda, the Maiar had exposure to modern Mortal literature? More to the point, what if they had exposure to fanfiction? Vaguely connected to Dreamflower and Pande’s ‘The Prisoner and the Hobbit’ (which can be found here http://storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=6945 ), too, if only because I’m assuming “D.L. Sauron” isn’t the only Maia gifted with an iPad…

…Yes, I’m an insatiable fan of Fiondil’s and Dreamflower’s, so I stretched the theme a little to include me too. Oops? *rueful grin* The original "Gwann nan iHûl", by Fiondil, can be found here - http://storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=5793&cid=24476

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Original Female Character, Other: Melian, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Vala: Irmo/Lórien, Vala: Námo/Mandos
Genres: General, Short story, Vignette
Places: Undying Lands, Undying Lands: Aman, Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age, Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 572    |    Read Count: 777
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/17/15    |    Published: 02/17/15
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Reviewer: My Blue Rose (Signed)
06/22/15
Chapter 1: Gwann nan iHûl – Revisited

cute! I miss Fiondill too. *cry*



Author's Response:

*hugs Blue Rose* I miss him every day forever. We can miss him together though. Thank you for reviewing.


A Stranger in a Strange Land by Linda Hoyland

Rated PG13
[Reviews - 1]
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How did Aragorn fare when he first came to Rohan as Thorongil?

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Friendship, Gapfiller, Short story
Places: Rohan: Edoras
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2616    |    Read Count: 122
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/21/15    |    Published: 04/21/15
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Reviewer: My Blue Rose (Signed)
04/21/15
Chapter 1: A Stranger in a Strange Land

This is quite good! The ending is the best, I think. Funny how we both thought of the same title for one of our stories, although i was thinking more of Robert Heinlein's book than the Bible.



Author's Response:

Than you, I'm pleased you liked it. Maybe the book title was inspired by the Biblical quote?