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Scarred Fate by Massanie Rated: NC-17 half-star [Reviews - 95]
Summary: He is the youngest chief advisor in the history of Middle Earth; he is intelligent, calculating, secretive ... and highly manipulating.
No one realises the extent of this ability until suddenly all around him disaster is coming thick and fast and a well-planned chaos breaks out.

I might add that none of the original characters are evil as one might expect after reading the summary.
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Arwen, Celeborn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Galadriel, Gandalf / Olorin, Glorfindel, Gwaihir, Haldir, Landroval, Lindir, Melpomaen
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Rape, Slash (same sex pairing), Torture, Violence
Series: The Bitter Glass
Chapters: 55 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 106338 Read Count: 63466
Published: Aug 16 2011 Updated: Jan 11 2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6: No Regret Reviewer: Melda Signed
Whoa. Suicide? Poor Erestor. I kind of expected it though.

Author's Response: Hmm, yes ... I only hope it's not too predictable ... ah, just wait, it's long from being over. Anyway I am fired up for your opinion on the next chapter, so I am going to update right now ;-)
Date: Aug 21 2011
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Leave Me A Lie Reviewer: Melda Signed
Hmmm..a little dark, but I'm curious about those letters. So I can't wait for the next chapter, even if it's super tragic!

Author's Response: Hey Melda, I am so sorry that I can't really promise you a cheery part ... for quite some time ... but I promised you a happy ending, and I'll stick to that ;-)
Date: Aug 17 2011
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2: Presentiment Reviewer: Melda Signed
Wow. Meow. Erestor jost got so p.o.ed that his eyes changed color. I guess I can relate to that! I'm usually nice and cheery, but I've had people tell me that when I'm mad, my eyes seem to flash and the yellow marbling (which is outstandingly common in people with green eyes like mine or even hazel ones) seems to become pronounced so that it looks really weird. I freaked out two guys who made me mad when I was in freshman year so badly that they avoided me until graduation!

Author's Response: ;-) I was told that I have a 'devilish gleam' in my eyes when I am angry. That went so far as to my fellow students trying to be around by all means necessary when I needed to give someone a tongue lashing (that person had tried to steal my work and I needed him to go to my prof and admit to it or I would have been accused of plagiarism...). But I wish my eyes would change colour, too, I find that pretty cool.
Date: Aug 17 2011
Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11: Poison Reviewer: Melda Signed
And there's a SECOND plot twist???? Darn, you're going to give me a kind of reading whiplash, with all these violent tists and turns and starts and stops. But I love it. It's like a rollar coaster and I LOVE rollar coasters. :D Keep up the good work!

Author's Response: OK, now that definitely IS the nicest thing anyone ever said about something I wrote! Thank you very much, I hope I won't let you down...
Date: Aug 23 2011
Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10: The Gift Reviewer: Melda Signed
DUN DUN DUN! And there's the most amazing plot twist I've ever read in a fanfiction! :D Serious genius.

Author's Response: Damn it, I didn't see this comment ... well that's even nicer than the other one! I so hoped I wouldn't lose you on the way because Scarred Fate has some rather violent scenes and you seemed to prefer the parts that were more benign. But still: I promised you a happy ending, didn't I?
Date: Aug 23 2011
Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8: In Shambles Reviewer: Melda Signed
Please update soon! And I'm now doing a happy dance because I was right about Erestor having planned the whole thing! YAY ME! Loved the chapter.

Author's Response: Hihi ;-) You know you are really brilliant at encouraging me once I start getting doubts over this. I wondered if I overdid it with Elladan starting to torture that soldier, but I didn't want to leave it out either as I wanted to show how bitter he became over the ordeal his mother went through. So here is your chapter and a second one also ;-)
Date: Aug 22 2011
Title: Chapter 35: Chapter 35: The Mad Scene 1 Reviewer: Melda Signed
That was really action-packed! Oh, and by the way, Happy Thanksgiving!

Author's Response: Thanks! I hoped to pep up the story a little bit while everyone is journeying to Mirkwood and at the same time I kinda thought that Erestor was not the type to just give in without a fight, especially when those he cares about are at stake. Both reasons added together and resulted in what I had originally called "The Last Ruse". But then I remembered your proposed chapter title "Diary of a mad darkling" and realised just how mad he must appear during this scene and changed the chapter title to "The Mad Scene". So it really is inspired by you once again, thanks for that ;-)
Makes me wonder, though, how you realised so early that Erestor is somewhat insane...

And: Happy Thanksgiving to you also!
Date: Nov 24 2011
Title: Chapter 36: Chapter 36: The Mad Scene 2 Reviewer: Melda Signed
I'm more than happy to have helped you once again! You know that saying 'Great minds think alike'? That's probably what's happening here:D By the way, this chapter really showed how desperate and unselfish Erestor is, which is really great. :) Oh, I was wondering....have you ever heard of the band Tokio Hotel? It's totally off-topic, but my bestie Amy is a huge fan (I've heard a few songs and agree that they're really good, but I'm not majorly into them) and I was hoping to get her an autograph for Christmas. If you come across anything on the net, could you please tell me? I'd really apreciate it!

Author's Response: Hey Melda,
Thanks for your review. Erestor is really desperate right now, never having anyone to tutor him in the ways of prophecies he made some major mistakes that now cost him dearly...
And it's right: you seemed to somehow guess the finer mechanisms behind the personas and relationships in this story all along, which kinda made me wonder sometimes if I was too obvious. But maybe it's just "thinking alike" :D

And as for the autograph, I sent you a mail ;-)
Date: Nov 28 2011
Title: Chapter 53: Chapter 52: Awakening Reviewer: Melda Signed
Yay! No more violence! I love you, Massanie!

Author's Response: :D I promised, didn't I?
Gods, you had me laughing!

But though Gates of Dawn is not planned to contain violence I am actually planning another story that will also have some violence, though no abuse... I guess I cannot really write something without at least a tiny bit of angst ;-) ...
Date: Jan 07 2012
Title: Chapter 55: Chapter 54: The Trial Reviewer: Melda Signed
I'm proud of you, Messanie! This was a great story and I can't wait to see what happens next!

Author's Response: Thank you very very much!
You were the very first to offer me encouraging words for the first chapter of The Bitter Glass and the very first to review for the last chapter of Scarred Fate, really fitting!

But I'm afraid that you'll have to wait a little bit for the next story. My beta already has the first chapters but I'm going to need more time to think and write.
I really hope you are content for now with the ending of Scarred Fate.

Again thank you, your words really meant much to me!

~ Massanie
Date: Jan 11 2012
Summary: The Fellowship has a bad case of the Mary Sues. Gandalf will do anything to cure them, even if it means dragging five of the best fanfiction writers into another dimension to write the Sues out of the story. None of these peculiar people realize they are now caught in the intricate workings of the trilogy, and are toying with the bonds between an Author and his Story.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Gandalf / Olorin
Genres: Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2740 Read Count: 1036
Published: Dec 02 2011 Updated: Dec 02 2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Introduction Reviewer: Melda Signed
This sounds really great! I can't wait to read more!
Date: Dec 04 2011
Summary: Some funny (and slightly corney) jokes for all you LOTR fans!
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Warnings: Extreme/taboo Fetish
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1031 Read Count: 3436
Published: Jan 27 2012 Updated: Feb 09 2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Jokes! Reviewer: Melda Signed
I really loved that last one. :D
Date: Jan 27 2012
Summary: Lost and alone
Parents killed by orcs
Can the Elves save her?
Will she get a new family?
Will some old memories re surface?
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Celeborn, Galadriel, Haldir, Original Character, Orophin, Rúmil
Genres: Family, Friendship, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death, Graphic Sex, Rape
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 4802 Read Count: 9371
Published: Jan 28 2012 Updated: Apr 06 2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Lost and Found Reviewer: Melda Signed
It's really good, but when a new person speaks, you should begin a new paragraph. It's lovely besides that and I don't know if you did this by accident, but it should be 'took' instead of 'toked'. I loved it and I will read more chapters later, Of course, I could beta it for you if you want, which would save a lot of trouble for you since you're already very busy. :D

Author's Response: I know I still suck at writing stories. I would like that very much. Its a habit of mine to had other people talking in one paragraph. I wont mind you being my beta.
Date: Feb 08 2012
Summary: An Air Force doctor gets magically sent to Middle Earth by a crazy man who's spell was from Mordor.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Eomer, Eowyn, Nazgûl, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Saruman, Sauron, The Fellowship, Théoden
Genres: None
Warnings: Rape
Series: None
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 12094 Read Count: 12793
Published: Jan 30 2012 Updated: Feb 07 2014 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 spells of old Reviewer: Melda Signed
The story has a good basic form, but you need to add more background and details as well as perhaps edit your pages a little more before you post. Or you could advertise for a beta, who would do that for you. Otherwise, it's pretty good.

Author's Response: thnx for the critizism
Date: Feb 02 2012
Summary: The title says all.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Gríma
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: Ten ways to get killed by Lotr characters
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 51 Read Count: 1816
Published: Feb 09 2012 Updated: Feb 09 2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Melda Signed
Really quite cute. :D

Author's Response: Lol thanks >< I dont who to us next though!
Date: Feb 09 2012
Summary: Erik, a village boy, gets caught up in the Great War when he assists Theodred before the battle at the Fords of Isen. We follow Erik from there to The Black Gates.

The tale is 12 chapters long, and the following is the first chapter.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Théodred
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1179 Read Count: 833
Published: Feb 18 2012 Updated: Feb 18 2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Melda Signed
I rather like this story. Erik seems to me to be a rather unobtrusive character. :)
Date: Feb 19 2012
Summary: ever wonder what Elrond looks like in a mini skirt?
Categories: Off Topic, Movie-verse Characters: Elrond, Glorfindel
Genres: Erotica, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Graphic Sex, Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 385 Read Count: 767
Published: Feb 18 2012 Updated: Feb 18 2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Melda Signed
Nice, though there were a few gramatical mistakes. 'Spoked' is not a word. The proper form is spoke, but 'said' would have fit better in the context.
Date: Feb 18 2012
Gates Of Dawn by Massanie Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 16]
Summary: Erestor is at the threshold between the darkness of his past and the light of a new life. He only needs someone to give him a push through the Gates of Dawn. Erestor/Elrond/Glorfindel.
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Arwen, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Galadriel, Gandalf / Olorin, Glorfindel, Haldir, Legolas, Lindir
Genres: Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Graphic Sex, Torture
Series: The Bitter Glass
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 32020 Read Count: 10119
Published: Apr 21 2012 Updated: Jul 03 2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 4: Laurinque Reviewer: Melda Signed
Hi, Messanie. :D Well, I guess I'll just have to be happy with a draw, right? The lemon was fine, very well done and not sour in the least! Keep writing! Love and peanutbutter ~Melda

Author's Response: Hey!
Thank you very, very much! I am so utterly, one hundred percent relieved that you all seem to like it; I almost didn't post this chapter because I was so nervous about it...

So thanks again! ~ Massanie
Date: May 08 2012
Summary: Two fighting races, one forbidden love
Categories: Movie-verse, Book-verse, Book Verse Slash Characters: Legolas, Original Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Erotica, Family, Friendship, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death, Graphic Sex, Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 25013 Read Count: 9829
Published: Jun 02 2012 Updated: Jun 13 2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Melda Signed
You've really improved! Glad to see you back on here again. Hey, do you want to start emailing back and forth again now that the craziness of the school year is done with? I've got time here at the college. :)
Date: Jun 15 2012
The Last Wood Elf by L8Bleumr Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 65]
Summary: *COMPLETE* When Mirkwood is destroyed, there is only one survivor, an elfling named Legolas. He is the last of his kind, the last wood elf. Eventually he is brought to Rohan where King Théoden takes him into his home and raises him along with his son, Théodred and his nephew Eomer. The boys develop a strong bond and swear their loyalty to one another. Although Legolas is brought up in a world of men, he longs to someday return to his home and, along with his adopted brothers, cleanse it of the evil malice that dwells there and rebuild the elven city, even if he is the last. *Warning* Not your typical Legolas story. Legolas’ history is strictly AU while the rest loosely follows book/movie verse (mind you I said loosely.)
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Eomer, Eowyn, Gríma, Haldir, Legolas, Original Character, Théoden, Théodred
Genres: Action/Adventure, Friendship, Tragedy
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death, Graphic Sex, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 45 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 269126 Read Count: 30387
Published: Jun 25 2012 Updated: Apr 07 2014 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Burning Of Mirkwood Reviewer: Melda Signed
Oh, this is so sad! But little Legolas is very cute.

Author's Response: Thanks for reading ; - )
Date: Nov 09 2012
Summary: What happens when the Canons of Fanfiction decide to teach fanfiction authors?
Categories: Crossovers, Other Movies, Off Topic Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Boromir, Celeborn, Denethor, Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Faramir, Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Glorfindel, Gollum, Gríma, Haldir, Legolas, Merry, Mouth of Sauron, Nazgûl, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Other Canon Character, Pippin, Sam, Saruman, Sauron, Théoden, Tom Bombadil, Treebeard
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Friendship, Humor, Other, Parody, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), First Draft
Series: None
Chapters: 23 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 43598 Read Count: 15271
Published: Aug 21 2012 Updated: Mar 27 2016 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Rory's Warm Welcome Reviewer: Melda Signed
Hi, Tori. :)Nice story so far. Would you perhaps be interested in doing a a co-author thing with me in the near future? I feel like Marie would be at home in TOUFA. :D After all, I am going to be working on a third YGF project.

Author's Response: Wow! I gotta say I am just so honored that you sent me this. I'm sitting in the hospital right now and when I saw this I just lit up like a Christmas tree XD. I would LOVE to co-author with you. Just shoot me an email.
Date: Nov 04 2012
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Rory's Warm Welcome Reviewer: Melda Signed
As Jack Sparrow once said "Immitation is the highest form of flattery, love" This sounds really good, I'm happy to know that I helped along your muse to start this and thanks for giving me credit for it.

Author's Response: Thank you very much. I feel like it wouldn't be fair if I didn't credit you, and your stories are AMAZING.
Date: Aug 22 2012

Haldir leads the elves to Helm's Deep, understanding fully that he might not survive the battle. With his last breath he reflects on the mortal he left behind, the sacrifices made and opportunities lost. Movie-verse.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Haldir
Genres: Drama, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1323 Read Count: 659
Published: Nov 18 2012 Updated: Nov 18 2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Melda Signed
This was really good. The emotional crescendo was very fulfilling and yet it left just enough to the imagination to taunt the reader with a pluck of the heartstrings. :) Love and peanutbutter, ~ Melda

Author's Response: Thank you very much for the sweet review, Melda! It's deeply appreciated.
Date: Nov 22 2012
Summary: I am here to tell you of ancient times, stories only the oldest remember... Many of us left these shores but some of us, bound to the woods, remained... Here, in the golden realm of Lorien, I witness the mortals ascension... conquering the world once belonging to wilderness. Most of my kin is involved in a sort of surveillance and history study of the new world. I am an archivist, writing down every important event. Not many news have come from our people in Valinor... except for some short messages brought here by the sea birds. Soon we will have to leave too. The Valars decided and we must obey. Some mortals dared to close on the Undying Lands and this is not allowed. They belong here, to Middle Earth, for they have chosen the "mortals gift" and there is no turning back. After the fellowship members moved to Valinor, nobody else was given permission to move there if not of elven kin. Valinor will be soon placed under a magical seal, making it invisible, intangible, since gods will decide another fate.
There is no need to tell you that dwarfs moved deeper in the heart of the mountains, hobbits keep a low profile... only humans are in a continuous turmoil. While king Aragorn ruled peace was everywhere, but now not anymore... they do not seem to treasure much the gift of life.
However, I am not going to bother you with these things. Here it is... this scroll... I found it one day in a dusty chest. It is a story nobody ever mention when they spoke of the elf prince that traveled with the fellowship. I sent a message to Valinor to ask lady Galadriel for permission to transcribe it. She replies telling it is up to me; nor does Legolas or Gandalf have anything against it. I am not very convinced this story is relevant but... I am an archivist, and this is pure history. I will put it down so anyone can read it and learn of true devotion and sacrifice. I feel it deserves to be preserved for it has the same value as Nimrodel's story.

One long dream my life has bloomed
No day, no night, no rest,
I will diminish here alone.
Not love, but tears are only left...

Rhuneniell song
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn, Galadriel, Haldir, Legolas
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Romance, Suspense
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 7992 Read Count: 655
Published: Nov 21 2012 Updated: Nov 21 2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Melda Signed
This is a very good start and the detail is quite satisfying. However, my advice would be to space out the paragraphs in a format that is much easier on the eyes. Fanfictions are usually written with a single space in between each paragraph. Oh, and are you looking for a beta? There were very few mistakes (mostly shifting verb tenses, but I thought I saw one misspelled word and a comma error), anyway, I could help if you'd like. On the whole, the story is interesting and I'd like to see what happens.
Date: Nov 22 2012
Gimli's hatred by Dwarf409 Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Gimli hates ugly things.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: Gimli, Gollum
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: Character Death, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 62 Read Count: 806
Published: Jan 07 2013 Updated: Jan 07 2013 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: its so ugly! Reviewer: Melda Signed
Dwarves are da bomb. Gimli fangirl right here. Nice to meet you.

Author's Response: Nice to meet another Dwarf lover!
Date: Jan 09 2013