A Challenging Face, But What a View! by Ria
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Summary: Love, as the song says, is "nice work if you can get it, and you can get it if you try," but the key word there is work. In one of her books the brilliant Jennifer Crusie says something like, "this true love stuff, it's not for the faint of heart." Tolkien seems to have felt this as well.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Drama, Humor, Romance
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Parent Series: None
Stories: 8
Series Type: Closed

Summary: Galadriel has seen time both as a force of decline and as an inescapable and repetitive cycle. Looking back on the past, she makes a decision for the future.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn, Celeborn, Galadriel
Genres: Fantasy
Warnings: None
Series: A Challenging Face, But What a View!
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1226 Read Count: 2423
Published: Jan 23 2008 Updated: Jan 23 2008 [Report This]
Summary: This is the seed of a prickly love story for Glorfindel. I wrote it to answer Lady Garavmithiel's "Love for the Lord" challenge.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Glorfindel
Genres: Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: A Challenging Face, But What a View!
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1221 Read Count: 3060
Published: Apr 23 2007 Updated: Apr 23 2007 [Report This]
Trouble in Paradise by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 2]
Summary: No-one understands passion better than Feanor, but that doesn't make his love-life easier. Prequel to the Silmarils.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Feanor, Maedhros, Nerdanel
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: A Challenging Face, But What a View!
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1199 Read Count: 4811
Published: Oct 31 2008 Updated: Sep 04 2010 [Report This]
Love is Funny That Way by Ria, Adora Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 2]
Summary: These are short pieces based on the "Longmire does romance novels" covers, from Aelfwine's challenge. See the covers at:
http://www.worldoflongmire.com/features/romance_novels/readers_covers.htm
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Amroth, Goldberry, Nimrodel, Witch King
Genres: Humor, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: Sillier Stories, A Challenging Face, But What a View!
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 736 Read Count: 7005
Published: Apr 23 2006 Updated: Apr 23 2006 [Report This]
Sacrifices by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Arwen realizes that Aragorn and her brothers are doomed.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Arwen, Elrond
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Challenges: Arwen's Thoughts
Series: A Challenging Face, But What a View!
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1250 Read Count: 2198
Published: Oct 27 2007 Updated: Oct 27 2007 [Report This]
Fire and Snow by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Gandalf meets an old acquaintaince, in the fourth version of the "Disrobed" challenge. I'm cheating ever so slightly, since he's a Maia rather than an elf. Enjoy it anyway.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Balrog, Gandalf / Olorin
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Challenges: A Wizard's Family
Series: Elves in the Elements, The Affairs of Wizards, A Challenging Face, But What a View!
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1115 Read Count: 2862
Published: Mar 16 2007 Updated: Mar 16 2007 [Report This]
Summary: Early in their marriage, Faramir and Eowyn find a path to equilibrium. Written in response to Lady Eruwestiel's "The First Year" challenge.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Eowyn, Faramir
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: Faramir and Eowyn: Dusk and Dawn, A Challenging Face, But What a View!
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1281 Read Count: 3438
Published: Sep 30 2007 Updated: Sep 30 2007 [Report This]
A Sweet Snore by Ria Rated: G [Reviews - 7]
Summary: Arwen finds that love is a complex emotion, based on quirky and awkward traits as much as traditional romantic ones.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn, Arwen
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: A Challenging Face, But What a View!
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2066 Read Count: 4294
Published: Oct 22 2008 Updated: Dec 01 2008 [Report This]