Penname: Larner [Contact]
Real name: Bonnie L. Sherrell
Member Since: 05/14/09
Membership status: Administrator

Biography:

I was born 'neath a tropical sun, but have lived most of my life in the cloudy Pacific Northwest. I've been teaching most of my life--since I was five, actually--and have spent most of that time working with folks with various disabilities. And I've spent most of my life with books in hand, and preferably myths, legends, and fantasy. I encountered Tolkien in 1963-4, and became obsessed early. My obsession rekindled with the release of PJ's Fellowship, I found TheOneRing.net, and began reading fanfic. Then I read Lindelea's "A Small and Passing Thing," and had to answer it! So began my career as a fanfiction author.


I have never gotten into instant messaging, so don't bother trying. You can usually get hold of me via email, however. So far I've avoided most social boards other than LiveJournal. My work schedule is weird, so I'm rarely home when folks try to get in touch with me.


I follow the West Memphis Three case, am the widow of a blinded veteran, my Roses are White, my favorite other writers are too many to name, I collect books, I'm trained as a special education teacher with a primary interest in blindness, and also am trained as an instructor for Orientation and Mobility as well as being a braillist. So, if you find a blind character or two or individuals with other disabilities lurking about in my stories, know that it IS deliberate--it IS deliberate!


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Feature The Promise by Lindelea

Rated G
[Reviews - 3]
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 When the time comes to send the wains to a dubious safety, old memories surface, and Beregond must make a difficult decision.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Character study, Family, Gapfiller, General
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 03. 2008 June Challenge: Father's Day
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1101    |    Read Count: 1305
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/19/09    |    Published: 06/19/09
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Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
02/08/10
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

So beautiful and poignant as we examine the life that Bergil and Beregond have known between them.  Truly Beregond was always a man of honor, starting with the honor he showed to his son.


Feature Now You See Him... by Dreamflower

Rated G
[Reviews - 2]
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 Why did Holman Greenhand retire from being Bag End’s gardener?

Categories: The Hobbit
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Character study, Gapfiller, General, Humor
Places: The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 04. 2008 July Challenge: Summertime, Bilbo Baggins, Esquire
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1172    |    Read Count: 1443
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/09    |    Published: 07/26/09
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Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
03/07/12
Chapter 1: Now You See Him...

Oh, I'm glad this came up on the random story, as I needed such a laugh tonight.  But at least he decided to show those roses!  Heh!


Feature Geese by Nath

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
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After the Fell Winter of 2911-12, a young hobbit eagerly awaits the coming of summer.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Character study, Drama, Family, Gapfiller, General
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 04. 2008 July Challenge: Summertime
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 441    |    Read Count: 996
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/09    |    Published: 07/26/09
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Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
05/29/10
Chapter 1: Geese

What a relief that must have been, to hear the geese at last returning northward as the season definitely changed!


Feature The Fabled Courtship of Elanor the Fair by the_arc5

Rated G
[Reviews - 11]
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Everybody wants to court Elanor the Fair. Elanor the Fair has rather different plans.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Coming of Age, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, Humor, Romance-het
Places: The Shire
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5    |    Word count: 10136    |    Read Count: 7234
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/09    |    Published: 07/26/09
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Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
10/07/10
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

And her songs work as nectar to bees!  Heh!


Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
10/07/10
Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Ah, am enjoying reading this once more.  And love the last line!


Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
10/07/10
Chapter 3: Chapter 3

And Frodo has the right of it!  Poor Elanor doesn't know how to act with someone who's not mooning over her!


Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
10/07/10
Chapter 4: Chapter 4

Poor lad and lass--she doesn't love him, and the object of her obsession isn't paying her the attention she wants from him!  Fastred has the best strategy of all her suitors!  Heh!


Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
10/07/10
Chapter 5: Chapter 5

I'm so glad to read this again, and love Fastred as much as Elanor, I think.  This has been quite beautiful, and so worthy of Sam's daughter!


Feature Hey Diddle Diddle, the Cat and the Fiddle, the Goat Jumped over the Moon by Cathleen

Rated G
[Reviews - 5]
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Young Pippin has a new fiddle and family members are running for cover....

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Childhood, Family, Humor
Places: The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2611    |    Read Count: 1639
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/27/09    |    Published: 07/27/09
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Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
08/20/10
Chapter 1: Chapter 1 "Hey, Diddle Diddle..."

So much fun to read again!


Feature Where the Stars Are Strange by Marta

Rated PG
[Reviews - 7]
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"Beyond the towns and caravans there is no duty save one." An encounter in the deserts of Harad.

(Warnings for themes that might well make Tolkien roll over in his grave, and are certainly intended to make the reader think.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Harad
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: Eating Stones
Chapters: 5    |    Word count: 493    |    Read Count: 5575
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/28/09    |    Published: 07/28/09
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Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
07/11/10
Chapter 1: I

A hard thing--to contemplate that her death may not prove as blessed as she'd been told.


Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
07/11/10
Chapter 2: II

Aragorn must be torn.


Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
07/11/10
Chapter 3: III

It goes against all he has been taught and raised to do--the healer os not a good assassin, I fear.


Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
07/11/10
Chapter 4: IV

A far different deity awaits her coming than she's been taught, I suspect.  Curse Sauron.


Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
07/11/10
Chapter 5: V

Alas, he must face such pointless activities, and must fight to see tnem changed.


Post Traumatic in Arnor by nancylea57

Rated G
[Reviews - 2]
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An unspecific Gondorian is recuperating in Arnor after what must have been a rough mission in Harad

Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Original Male Character
Genres: Short story
Places: Annúminas
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 208    |    Read Count: 1065
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/28/09    |    Published: 07/28/09
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Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
08/02/16
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh, how perfect a description of his discomfort, Nancy!  Love it!


Valar Valuvar - for Marta by Celeritas

Rated PG
[Reviews - 4]
Table of Contents

One of the Faithful survivors reflects on the destruction of Numenor.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Númenóreans
Genres: Stream-of-conciousness, Vignette
Places: Arnor
Times: 2-Second Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 478    |    Read Count: 1661
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/31/09    |    Published: 07/31/09
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Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
09/09/12
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I can appreciate the resentment she feels.

Been a time since I last read this one. 


Native Speakers and Elvish Spiders - for Larner by Celeritas

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
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A young Frodo is not terribly fond of his lessons...

 

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Family, Short story
Places: The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: Celeritas' Birthday Bash 2009
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 657    |    Read Count: 1311
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/31/09    |    Published: 07/31/09
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Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
08/25/11
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Aha!  Glad this came up in the random story link--good to see this again.  And it is too bad that Frodo forgot Ungoliant's name--remembering it could have given him a heads up regarding where Gollum was taking him!

Thanks again for this!



Author's Response:

I love the random story link, don't you?  Too bad that Frodo didn't remember, but otherwise, how could you explain his being versed in mythology and not cluing in?


Feature Aftermath of a Feast by Dreamflower

Rated G
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During a visit to Minas Tirith, Diamond has had an unfortunate reaction to the food.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Diamond (of Long Cleeve)
Genres: Fluff, Hurt/Comfort, Romance-het
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 723    |    Read Count: 1926
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/03/09    |    Published: 08/03/09
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Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
08/03/09
Chapter 1: Aftermath of a Feast

So sweet a love they have between them!



Author's Response:

Thank you dear! I like to think so. It always disturbs me to read stories in which Pippin has an unhappy marriage. I just can't fathom it.


Feature Missus Maggot's Mushrooms by Dreamflower

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
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In which Merry and Pippin tell a story, and Estella tries to prove herself. ( A recipe!fic--my first!)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (Cotton), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Fluff, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, General, Recipe fic
Places: The Shire: Buckland
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: A Shire Cookbook
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1847    |    Read Count: 1482
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/06/09    |    Published: 08/06/09
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Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
04/24/10
Chapter 1: Missus Maggot's Mushrooms

A lovely recipe and fic both!



Author's Response:

Thanks! This was one of my earliest fics, and my very first recipe!fic!  I'm glad you enjoyed it!


Feature He Rides an Old Paint by Dreamflower

Rated G
[Reviews - 2]
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A very young Frodo meets someone entirely unexpected.  (A LotR/Hidalgo crossover)

Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Alternate Universe, Childhood, Fluff, Humor
Places: Other world (crossover)
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2117    |    Read Count: 1504
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/07/09    |    Published: 08/07/09
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Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
12/05/10
Chapter 1: He Rides an Old Paint

Oh, how cute, Dreamflower!  Aragorn in another incarnation--always the honorable Man!  And that red cowboy hat WOULD be difficult to explain!


Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
01/30/13
Chapter 1: He Rides an Old Paint

That red cowboy hat would indeed be difficult to explain!  Lovely crossover as our favorite characters meet one another in different lives.  Am glad you didn't do a crossover of "A History of Violence" or "The Road," though! 



Author's Response:

No, those stories wouldn't fit with young Frodo, LOL!

That hat was adorable; I had a lot of fun iwth the story! Thanks!

 


Feature In Darkness Buried Deep by Dreamflower

Rated PG
[Reviews - 1]
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Frodo and Sam and Cirith Ungol
(A double drabble)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Angst, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: Mordor: Cirith Ungol
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 6. adult themes
Series: 12. 2009 March Challenge: The Ides of March
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 194    |    Read Count: 1070
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/20/09    |    Published: 08/20/09
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Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
06/28/10
Chapter 1: Frodo and Sam and Cirith Ungol

A horrible fear, and then hope followed by that threat!



Author's Response:

Indeed, Frodo's fears during that time must have been even more torment than what the orcs were doing.  And of course, he had no idea of what had become of Sam in that time...


Feature Allusion Illusion by Zhie

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
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Bilbo and young Frodo take a walk.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 05. 2008 August Challenge: A Different POV, BV (Third Age Stories)
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2300    |    Read Count: 1122
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/21/09    |    Published: 08/21/09
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Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
11/25/12
Chapter 1: Complete

Oh, yes--we all have our secrets indeed!


Feature Hobbit Aid by Dreamflower

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
Table of Contents

In 1433, a devestating flood wreaks havoc in Buckland, and Merry must deal with the aftermath.  Written after Hurricane Katrina.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Bolger: Fredegar "Fatty", Hobbit: Brandybuck: Berilac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Ilberic, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Eglantine (Banks), Hobbit: Took: Paladin II (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Angst, Drama, Family, Friendship, General, Hurt/Comfort
Places: The Shire, The Shire: Buckland
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5104    |    Read Count: 1264
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/29/09    |    Published: 08/29/09
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Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
04/28/10
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I'm sp glad they have had this aid!  And of course Pippin would try the leap at the bridge.  So glad Beleg was their with his plank, though!



Author's Response:

Thanks! It's good to see a new review for this one, which is rather close to my heart!

Pippin wouldn't let a little thing like a flooded river stand between him and Merry!


Feature A Time to Reap by Cathleen

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
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Pippin and Frodo share a moment of friendship, and Pippin learns an important truth.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Angst, Family, Friendship
Places: The Shire: Tookland
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1037    |    Read Count: 1750
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/27/09    |    Published: 09/27/09
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Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
08/15/10
Chapter 1: Chapter 1 "A Time to Reap"

At least Pippin was forewarned.  Poor lad.



Author's Response:

Yes, indeed, he was. How sad to know that his beloved cousin was soon to leave forever, don't you agree? Thanks for reading and commenting, Bonnie!  *Hugs*