Penname: Rhapsody [Contact]
Real name: Rhapsody the Bard
Member Since: 07/28/09
Membership status: Member

Biography:


This bard writes a lot, loves to read a lot and likes to muse about a huge variety of ideas that firmly takes root in Tolkien's world. Foremost a Silmarillion writer (Maglor & Celegorm the most), but I love to read a hobbity story (especially Bilbo) once a while.


However, after two draining and very eventful years, I decided to take a fannish sabbatical of an unknown duration. The rollercoaster has not come to an end yet, so you will not see me around with new works, or reviews coming from me. You might encounter me as I work behind the scenes of an archive, but that is it. Of course it does make sense that someone with two children that young (and one with pdd-nos) doesn't have much time to write (unless you get me more hours in a day). Rest assured, I will still reply to reviews, will finish some works that needs to be finished, some day...


Tree and Flower Awards Nominee

Live Journal: http://rhapsody11.livejournal.com
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Stories by Rhapsody

The Greatest Gift of All by Rhapsody

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Arwen's late arrival in Rivendell causes quite a consternation.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Elf: Glorfindel, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel
Genres: Angst, Drama, Family, Hurt/Comfort, Short story, Tragedy
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 76. 2013 December Challenge: Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1742    |    Read Count: 897
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/03/14    |    Published: 01/03/14
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The Legacy of Love by Rhapsody

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After having found his shelter on the isle of Balar, a messenger delivers a memory from the past.

Categories: The Silmarillion, Challenge Stories
Characters: Elf: Celebrimbor
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Gapfiller, Tragedy
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 71. 2013 July Challenge: Fixed-Length Ficlets "Time in a Bottle"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 270    |    Read Count: 632
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/28/13    |    Published: 09/28/13
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Trust to Hope by Rhapsody

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Very late at night, it is Gilraen who comes across the Grey Wanderer...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Gilraen, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Angst, Drama, Gapfiller, Tragedy, Vignette
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: 63. 2012 Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1845    |    Read Count: 749
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/01/13    |    Published: 02/01/13
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The Gift that finally came by Rhapsody

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Solstice is here and Pippin is quite distraught to learn that his sisters will get more presents than he... What has gone wrong? A wee Yuletide mystery.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Took: Eglantine (Banks), Hobbit: Took: Paladin II (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Pervinca, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Childhood, Family, Fluff, Mystery
Places: The Shire: Whitwell
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: 63. 2012 Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3194    |    Read Count: 1007
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/02/13    |    Published: 01/02/13
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Feature The evening consultation by Rhapsody

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Maglor and Galileo discuss science and inventions.

Categories: Crossovers, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Friendship
Places: Other world (crossover)
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: The Bard's lost scrolls
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 402    |    Read Count: 919
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/21/12    |    Published: 08/21/12
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Feature With a cold rush of blood... by Rhapsody

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Nerdanel is plagued by a nightmare, can Irmo’s wisdom shed a light on it?

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Nerdanel, Vala: Irmo/Lórien
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Drama, Horror
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: Rhapsody's scrollcase
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 402    |    Read Count: 143
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/21/12    |    Published: 08/21/12
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Tilion's Chase by Rhapsody

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My submission to the Lotr-genfic January 2012 art challenge: Inspiration.

I drew inspiration from the following quote: But Tilion went with uncertain pace, as yet he goes, and was still drawn towards Arien, as he shall ever be; so that often both may be seen above the Earth together, or at times it will chance that he comes so nigh that his shadow cuts off her brightness and there is a darkness amid the day.

- "Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor" The Silmarillion

Categories: The Silmarillion, Artwork
Characters: Elf: Nerdanel, Maia: Tilion
Genres: Artwork: mixed media, Drama
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: 48. Art Challenge 1: 2012 January, First Challenge
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1    |    Read Count: 1069
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/22/12    |    Published: 02/22/12
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The Sun-maiden's raiment by Rhapsody

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My submission to the Lotr-genfic January 2012 art challenge: Inspiration.

I drew inspiration from the following quote: Too bright were the eyes of Arien for even the Eldar to look on, and leaving Valinor she forsook the form and raiment which like the Valar she had worn there, and she was as a naked flame, terrible in the fullness of her splendour.

- "Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor" The Silmarillion

Categories: The Silmarillion, Artwork
Characters: Maia: Arien
Genres: Artwork: mixed media
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: 48. Art Challenge 1: 2012 January, First Challenge
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1    |    Read Count: 1223
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/22/12    |    Published: 02/22/12
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Once upon Amon Hen... by Rhapsody

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As the Fellowship reach the shores of Amon Hen and Boromir makes a fatal mistake, Frodo flees from this man and races towards the ruins where he will encounter a stranger. 

Tree and Flower Awards, Maglor, Second Place

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Vignette
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: Musings in the sky
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 710    |    Read Count: 1622
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/04/11    |    Published: 12/04/11
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Feature Duty, Honour, Country by Rhapsody

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Maglor's life and, in the end, fate seems to be influenced a great deal by the Oath. But what defined him at the very core? A tripple drabble or actually a drabble series with three true drabbles.

~ MEFA 2008 Second Place in Races: Elves: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets, thank you Pandemonium for nominating it! ~

Tree and Flower Awards, Drabble, Second Place

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Drama, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Stream-of-conciousness
Places: None
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 978    |    Read Count: 192
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/11    |    Published: 07/26/11
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Feature Devious Council by Rhapsody

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Caranthir threathens the fragile alliances of the Noldor, but what is Maedhros’ move?

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Caranthir, Elf: Maedhros
Genres: Drama, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Vignette
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age, 1-First Age: early
Warnings: 1. use of profane or obscene language
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 714    |    Read Count: 174
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/11    |    Published: 07/26/11
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Feature Dancing barefoot by Rhapsody

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Dior meets Nimloth.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Nimloth, Half-Elven: Dior
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Romance-het
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 100    |    Read Count: 738
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/11    |    Published: 07/26/11
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Feature Bard Rising by Rhapsody

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It is said that Maglor composed the Noldolantë before he was lost, but none was said about his personal accounts. The warrior bard wants to take you on a journey, a story that will tell you the tale on how a musician became a relentless kinslayer and warrior.

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Elf: Aegnor, Elf: Amrod, Elf: Angrod, Elf: Aredhel, Elf: Argon, Elf: Caranthir, Elf: Celebrimbor, Elf: Celegorm, Elf: Curufin, Elf: Ecthelion, Elf: Fëanor, Elf: Finarfin, Elf: Fingolfin, Elf: Fingon, Elf: Finrod Felagund, Elf: Finwë, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Elf: Idril, Elf: Indis, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor, Elf: Mahtan, Elf: Nerdanel, Elf: Orodreth, Elf: Turgon, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Other: Huan the Hound
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Anthology, Character study, Coming of Age, Drama, Epic, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, Gapfiller, Novel, Romance-het, Saga, Stream-of-conciousness, Tragedy
Places: Undying Lands, Undying Lands: Aman, Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 0-Pre-First Age, 1-First Age
Warnings: 3. violence, 4. sexual content implied, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 3    |    Word count: 9726    |    Read Count: 533
Completed: No    |    Updated: 07/26/11    |    Published: 07/26/11
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Feature A tribute to love by Rhapsody

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A Fëanorian and his wife share a special moment of love and reverence.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Sons of Fëanor, Original Female Character
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Romance-het
Places: None
Times: 0-Pre-First Age, 1-First Age
Warnings: 4. sexual content implied, 5. mild sexual content, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 100    |    Read Count: 192
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/11    |    Published: 07/26/11
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Feature A Mother's Wish by Rhapsody

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Nerdanel cannot longer withstand a lament.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor, Elf: Nerdanel
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Drama
Places: None
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 100    |    Read Count: 852
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/11    |    Published: 07/26/11
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Feature A Mariner's heart by Rhapsody

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Eärendil faces his first and big love...

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Half-Elven: Eärendil the Mariner
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Drama
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: middle, 1-First Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 100    |    Read Count: 749
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/11    |    Published: 07/26/11
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Feature A grim fate by Rhapsody

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Maglor relents his ancestry and past.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor
Genres: Angst, Drabble or Drabble series, Drama
Places: None
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 100    |    Read Count: 702
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/11    |    Published: 07/26/11
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Feature A Bard's fate by Rhapsody

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Maglor watches how Daeron leaves for Valinor.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Drama
Places: None
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 100    |    Read Count: 790
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/11    |    Published: 07/26/11
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Feature Tears of Sorrow by Rhapsody

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Elrond is faced with mortal grief, can he ease the pain? 

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Arathorn, Northern Dúnedain: Gilraen
Genres: Angst, Drama, Tragedy
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: Rhapsody's scrollcase
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 426    |    Read Count: 353
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/30/11    |    Published: 06/30/11
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Feature Letters in the Sand by Rhapsody

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Maglor is trapped within a circle regarding his fate and destiny.

Tree and Flower Awards, Fixed-Length Ficlet, Second Place

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor
Genres: Angst, Drabble or Drabble series, Drama, Tragedy
Places: None
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 521    |    Read Count: 966
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/30/11    |    Published: 06/30/11
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Feature The Last Stand by Rhapsody

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During the final moments of the Nírnaeth Arnoediad, a captain and his men rescue two elves during their last and desperate stand. This was written for the Silmarillion Anniversary Writing Contest.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Beleg Strongbow, Elf: Ecthelion, Elf: Mablung
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Gapfiller
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2934    |    Read Count: 205
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/30/11    |    Published: 06/30/11
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Feature The Inner Light by Rhapsody

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A Noldor elf has all the reasons not to sail to Valinor after the Ringbearers left Middle Earth. Wrapped in grief and bound by loyalty, he starts his own journey of redemption by reliving the past and struggling to remain.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Erestor, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor, Elf: Nerdanel, Half-Elven: Elrond, Original Female Character
Genres: Angst, Drama, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Short story, Tragedy
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, Other place in Arda, The Grey Havens/Mithlond, The Misty Mountains, Undying Lands
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4559    |    Read Count: 1094
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/20/10    |    Published: 09/20/10
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Feature Star Wanderer by Rhapsody

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"The more need of haste! The days are darkening before the storm, and great things are to come. If these two wed now, hope may be born for our people; but if they delay, it will not come while this age lasts."

The tale of Arathorn & Gilraen: how they met, fell in love and lived their lives.

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Elf: Erestor, Elf: Glorfindel, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Arathorn, Northern Dúnedain: Dírhael, Northern Dúnedain: Gilraen, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad, Northern Dúnedain: Ivorwen, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Angst, Coming of Age, Drama, Family, Gapfiller, Romance-het, Tragedy
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 4. sexual content implied, 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2531    |    Read Count: 277
Completed: No    |    Updated: 07/26/10    |    Published: 07/26/10
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Feature Nimloth's Grace by Rhapsody

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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. "

MEFA Award Winner for Books/Time: The Silmarillion: Second Age - Second Place And Author Award for Books/Time: The Silmarillion: General, Third Place.

Mithril Award 2005 Semi-finalist for: Best Gapfiller & Quarter-finalist for: Best Silmarillion

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Númenórean: Amandil, Númenórean: Ar-Pharazôn, Númenórean: Elendil, Númenórean: Isildur, Númenórean: Tar-Míriel, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord
Genres: Angst, Drama, Gapfiller, Thriller/Suspense
Places: Númenor
Times: 2-Second Age: late
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 3    |    Word count: 4058    |    Read Count: 219
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/10    |    Published: 07/26/10
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Feature Abrecan by Rhapsody

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Thorongil meets a lady that can master him. And it is not Arwen!

MEFA 2005 winner: 1st place Races/places: Rohan: Original Characters and MEFA 2005 honorable mention: The J.R.R. Tolkien award for honorable mention for Races/places: Rohan: General

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Morwen Steelsheen, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character, Rohirrim: Thengel
Genres: Action/Adventure, Humor, Short story
Places: Rohan: Edoras
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1471    |    Read Count: 367
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/10    |    Published: 07/26/10
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