Penname: Uvatha the Horseman [Contact] Real name: Elizabeth
Member Since: 27/05/11
Membership status: Member
Bio:
I'm an engineer specializing in game theory and data analysis. When I write, it's in Python.

I picked up a pen for the first time in April 2011. and learned the craft of writing from the 'how to' books sold on Amazon.

I recently joined a Writer's Group that meets at the local library. In addition to receiving instruction in the craft, my stories undergo professional quality editing. The editors are merciless about 'show not tell' and having good hooks at the end of chapters. Right now, they're on my case to stop using modern colloquialisms and write medieval-sounding dialogue instead. I don't know how to write medieval dialogue, so they're making me go learn.

Special thanks to my two copy editors, my niece and daughter, both of whom are in middle school. (My husband will not read my stories. "Ewww, slash! Get it away from me!")

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I first read 'The Fellowship of the Rings' thirty years ago when a friend from summer camp made me promise that I would. I remember struggling with it at first. I thought it was *too cute* ('They have become shy of the Big People') but because I promised my friend I’d finish it, I kept going. By the time the hobbits were hiding from the Black Riders, I was drawing pictures of the Witch King in my Algebra notebook.

I keep a Nazgul in the front hall, complete with black robes, armor, weapons, and Nazgul ring. He was too heavy to move for the Christmas party, so instead, we decorated him with reindeer antlers and paper chains. (Khamul is the long-suffering Nazgul.) The other ladies in the PTA must be used to me by now, because they didn't say too much.

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I write LOTR fanfiction from the evil characters' point of view. My theme is, 'How does a good character fall into evil?' (or as Elrond said, 'Even Sauron was not evil in the beginning.')

There are many paths into evil. I don't explore psychopathy, because it’s almost too simple to be interesting. Psychopathy means the character was born without a conscience or the ability to experience empathy, and will never change. They’re sub-human predators. They have few ‘moving parts’ and don’t evolve over time, so they’re less interesting to write about. I’ve never been able to get inside Melkor’s head, so he hasn’t been one of my POV characters.

On the other hand, the narcissistic personalities, which look just like psychopathy, are more complicated than normal. Someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, even in its extreme version, Malignant Narcissism, still has a conscience, even if they’re able to suppress it. I interpret Sauron as being a malignant narcissist. Then there are people who commit evil deeds who are not evil themselves. People can behave badly for many reasons – anger, jealousy, fear, acting on bad information, or throwing in their lot with someone who’s evil and choosing to follow them.

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Summary: A few decades after his defeat on the Isle of Werewolves in the First Age of the Sun, Sauron goes back to Angband and after seeing Morgoth, enters a pub. A rather inquisitive balrog (who is left unnamed because Tolkien never named him *sobs*) starts to chat him up.
Categories: Book Verse Slash
Characters: Balrog, Glorfindel, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Other, Sauron
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1985 Read Count: 2143
[Report This] Published: 17/01/07 Updated: 17/01/07
Reviewer: Uvatha the Horseman Signed
Date: 26/07/11 Title: Chapter 1: Angband Pub, Second Class

"Sauron, you look like orc-shit."
I *love* that expression!

Rationalising MPreg by sylc Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 52]
Summary: Lindir, a former thrall, is forced against his will to become a witness in Sauron's trial on Taniquetil in the Fourth Age. Main pairings: Sauron/Lindir, Glorfindel/Lindir. Slash, MPreg (due to Sauron's experiments), Angst, Slavery, Noncon, Tentacles, Body manipulation, Mind control, Oral, Violence, Incest, Minor involved. Necrophilia. Bestiality. Character death.
Categories: Book Verse Slash
Characters: Celebrimbor, Ecthelion, Elrond, Eonwe, Erestor, Gandalf / Olorin, Gildor, Glorfindel, Ingwë, Lindir, Manwe, Morgoth / Melkor, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Sauron
Genres: Angst, Drama, Erotica, Horror, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death, Extreme/taboo Fetish, Graphic Sex, Incest, MPREG (male pregnancy), Rape, Slash (same sex pairing), Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 64 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 281514 Read Count: 72316
[Report This] Published: 18/03/07 Updated: 04/09/10
Reviewer: Uvatha the Horseman Signed
Date: 06/02/12 Title: Chapter 6: Meeting Sauron

quote ".. the curtains that ran around the stone walls to the rumpled white sheets on the sun-drenched bed." This is a powerful phrase. It creates intimacy with the character, before he has been seen.

You've Got Fanmail! by Melda Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 105]
Summary: The members of the Fellowship must learn to deal with one of the worst aspects of being famous...fanmail..written by the horror of horrors, fangirls.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn
Genres: None
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Challenges: Hilarious stories!!!
Series: None
Chapters: 50 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 35811 Read Count: 39914
[Report This] Published: 13/04/11 Updated: 24/07/11
Reviewer: Uvatha the Horseman Signed
Date: 22/07/11 Title: Chapter 1: Fanmail and the chaos it causes

Love it! and Mary Sue was the perfect ending!

Author's Response: Thanks! I hope you keep on reading! You'll find that the whole story is entertaining. Thing is, I'm just about to finish it up. Which is sad and exciting. Thanks for the review! <3Love and peanutbutter, Melda

Summary: Shortly before the War of the Ring, Radagast and Faramir accidently cross the border into Mordor when Radagast insists on seeing a rare bird up close. They are captured by Orcs, but Radagast insists he can talk their way out of it. (slash Sauron/Melkor)
Categories: Book Verse Slash
Characters: Faramir, Morgoth / Melkor, Mouth of Sauron, Nazgűl, Radagast, Sauron, Witch King
Genres: Drama, Family
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), First Draft, Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9417 Read Count: 6963
[Report This] Published: 12/09/11 Updated: 17/09/11
Reviewer: Uvatha the Horseman Signed
Date: 16/09/11 Title: The Iron Crown Tavern

No, he doesn't figure out who Faramir is, or recognize him seven years later in The Bridge. He doesn't even notice that he and Faramir look alike. Manservants are invisible, and no one notices them.

Summary: In TA 2941, Dol Guldur is attacked by the White Council. Sauron and three Nazgul must make their way to Minas Morgul without drawing any attention to themselves.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Adunaphel, Nazgűl, Sauron, Witch King
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: The Necromancer Stories, The Khamul Stories
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 15473 Read Count: 6351
[Report This] Published: 15/12/11 Updated: 24/12/12
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Date: 19/12/11 Title: Chapter 2: The Loss of Tol Sirion

Sauron considered himself merciful because he beat Khamul instead of demoting him. However, he never offered Khamul a choice, he just assumed Khamul would make the same choice he himself made.

Summary: A rewrite of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" - Middle-Earth style! Just a bit of fun. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 685 Read Count: 2007
[Report This] Published: 16/12/11 Updated: 16/12/11
Reviewer: Uvatha the Horseman Signed
Date: 18/12/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Like!

Author's Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for reading/reviewing!

Summary: Basically, this is about which Lord of the Rings character you're most like. If you'd like you, you can take this idea and do the same thing.
Explain: Why are you like him, her, or it? What makes you like them?
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse
Characters: The Fellowship
Genres: Other
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 114 Read Count: 542
[Report This] Published: 26/12/11 Updated: 26/12/11
Reviewer: Uvatha the Horseman Signed
Date: 27/12/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Khaműl, the second Nazgűl. I see him as eager to please, and blaming himself for things that aren't under his control.

Author's Response: Ah, I see. I can see myself there too.

Summary: Elanor Bracegirdle has a respectable life, a respectable family- respectable everything. But she longs to escape her boring life and have adventures. And then one day- she persuades herself to leave the safety of the Shire and brave the world beyond...
Categories: Book-verse, Off Topic
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Diamond Took, Eomer, Legolas, Original Character, Pippin
Genres: Friendship, Romance
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 17237 Read Count: 5031
[Report This] Published: 04/01/12 Updated: 18/03/12
Reviewer: Uvatha the Horseman Signed
Date: 04/01/12 Title: Chapter 1: "I Really Am Going Now; Good-Bye."

I've always loved hobbits. This really captures the Shire!

Author's Response: Thank you so much. :) There'll be another chapter up soon!

Summary: It's April 1st, and Mordor's Official Website tells of Sauron's overthrow by his most trusted lieutenants. Aragorn and Gandalf try to figure out what it means.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Gandalf / Olorin
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 324 Read Count: 659
[Report This] Published: 01/04/12 Updated: 01/04/12
Reviewer: Uvatha the Horseman Signed
Date: 01/04/12 Title: Chapter 1: Mordor Under New Management

Thanks! This has been in my head forever, but today was the right day to post it.

Summary: A textbook on how to properly write the worst fanfiction ever. Completely twisting up the entire idea of Middle-Earth and strangling it to fit into your own idea of a story. Chapters will include a step-by-step process of writing your very own story that is guarunteed to get thousands of reviews. Co-written with the sons of Elrond.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse
Characters: Elladan, Elrohir
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 188 Read Count: 210
[Report This] Published: 30/10/13 Updated: 30/10/13
Reviewer: Uvatha the Horseman Signed
Date: 07/11/13 Title: Chapter 1: Introduction

"Crapping fanfiction. A crazed fan high on sugar who happens to have a very large crush on a particular fictional character creating a romantic story about said character falling in love with them."
This one line is worth the price of admission. Me, I'm in love with Sauron.

Summary: An insight into one doomed and forsaken in the void.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Feanor
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 228 Read Count: 291
[Report This] Published: 02/01/14 Updated: 02/01/14
Reviewer: Uvatha the Horseman Signed
Date: 04/01/14 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Beautiful lyrical language! Aching sadness.