Penname: Ria [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 08/04/06
Membership status: Administrator
Bio:
**CURRENTLY IN THE THRALL OF NANOWRIMO**

Mine is a Callimachean muse, and a relentlessly silly one. That means I tend to write fluff, satire and randomness. "The Campfire" and "A Sweet Snore" are my fluffiest; "Mary Sue Productions" is an example of satire (go figure); and "Radagast Departs" and "Beside the Well" fit into the random bucket.


I have adopted Ithilion the Mini-Balrog.

My favorite pre-modern authors are: Ovid, Sei Shonagon and Shakespeare. My favorite authors from before the midcentury are: Jane Austen, P.J. Wodehouse and Raphael Sabatini. My favorite recent authors (at the moment) are: Harry Turtledove, Lois McMaster Bujold, Judith Merkle Riley and Jennifer Crusie.

Please try my new challenge, Wild in the Woods.
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Stories by Ria
Fishing with the Muses by Ria Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 2]
Summary: A response to L8Bleumer's story. I go fishing with my muses.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1377 Read Count: 562
[Report This] Published: 09/12/10 Updated: 09/12/10
Summary: This is a look at how Radagast, a natural choice as a spy, adds his part to the work of the White Council. It's inspired by ideas found Jules14's story "The Sue That Wouldn't Die".
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Radagast
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Challenges: Not Another Elf Fic
Series: Sillier Stories, The Affairs of Wizards, Saturday's Children
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 916 Read Count: 1846
[Report This] Published: 04/03/07 Updated: 04/03/07
Summary: Legolas learns and grows, gradually becoming the warrior of Tolkien's epic.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Legolas, Thranduil
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Challenges: A Halloween Tale
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 3203 Read Count: 3302
[Report This] Published: 15/12/07 Updated: 26/10/10
Hiring Fair by Ria Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Santa has a problem, Manwe has a solution.
Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Manwe
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: Saturday's Children
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 690 Read Count: 1736
[Report This] Published: 26/09/07 Updated: 26/09/07
Hobbitual by Ria Rated: G [Reviews - 1]
Summary: The worst habit of all is the compulsive writing of fanfiction, of course.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Bilbo, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond
Genres: Humor
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 820 Read Count: 750
[Report This] Published: 24/12/09 Updated: 24/12/09
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: 2424
[Report This] Published: 24/04/07 Updated: 24/04/07
Summary: Written for the Teitho "Skills" Challenge. What skill does Aragorn need around him when he settles down in Gondor?
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Gaffer Gamgee
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: "Become who you were meant to be"
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 819 Read Count: 1592
[Report This] Published: 15/09/07 Updated: 15/09/07
Summary: My poems about Middle Earth, and one off topic. The second chapter is a response to Longitudeandlatitude's "Cornered" challenge.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 310 Read Count: 3446
[Report This] Published: 26/04/07 Updated: 25/06/08
iSTARi Testing by Ria Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: An unserious look at the selection process that produced the Order of Istari as the Valar's emissaries in Middle Earth.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aule, Blue Wizards, Gandalf / Olorin, Irmo / Lorien, Manwe, Namo / Mandos, Nessa, Nienna, Tulkas, Ulmo, Varda
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: The Affairs of Wizards
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 798 Read Count: 1573
[Report This] Published: 25/06/08 Updated: 25/06/08
Love is Funny That Way by Ria 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: 5179
[Report This] Published: 23/04/06 Updated: 24/04/06
Mary Sue Productions by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 9]
Summary: A sideways look at the effect of non-canonical fiction.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Faramir, Feanor, Figwit, Frodo Gamgee, Gollum, Maglor, Orcs/Uruk-Hai
Genres: Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: Saturday's Children
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 3278 Read Count: 3691
[Report This] Published: 10/03/07 Updated: 23/04/07
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: 2487
[Report This] Published: 01/10/07 Updated: 01/10/07
Summary: What happens when the worlds of Tolkien and Whedon collide, in the style of Saruman or Maggie Walsh? This Gondorian musical comedy!

A second response to Took the Took's musical challenge, using "Once More, With Feeling" from BtVS.
Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Aragorn, Eomer, Eowyn, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Gríma, Legolas, Merry, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Saruman, Sauron, Théoden, Treebeard
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Challenges: Steal A Plot!
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1842 Read Count: 3978
[Report This] Published: 28/10/07 Updated: 06/01/08
Pastime by Ria Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 3]
Summary: The hobbits develop a new game while the party waits at Rivendell before the fellowship sets out. The rating is for implied sex in the background (not involving the main characters).
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Lindir, Merry, Pippin, Sam
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 847 Read Count: 1300
[Report This] Published: 16/05/07 Updated: 16/05/07
Radagast Departs by Ria Rated: G [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Radagast needs a little extra help to return to Valinor.
Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Radagast
Genres: Fantasy
Warnings: None
Series: The Affairs of Wizards
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1067 Read Count: 1800
[Report This] Published: 19/07/07 Updated: 19/07/07
Rainy Day Romance by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 3]
Summary: A mildly AU crossover of Tom Bombadil's courtship. Goldberry doesn't quite seem to be part of Tolkien's standard mythos anyway.
Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Goldberry, Tom Bombadil
Genres: Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: Sillier Stories
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 399 Read Count: 1916
[Report This] Published: 15/09/07 Updated: 15/09/07
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: 1566
[Report This] Published: 27/10/07 Updated: 27/10/07
She Took a Holiday by Ria Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 15]
Summary: This is a response to GreenWoodElleth's "Bad Girls" challenge. I was terribly intrigued by the idea of a bad (not evil and plotting to rule the world, but merely wicked) female hobbit. Xenobia Took gradually goes from bad to worse in the course of her long and adventurous life.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Arathorn, Gandalf / Olorin, Tom Bombadil
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 6622 Read Count: 7372
[Report This] Published: 01/01/07 Updated: 27/02/07
Spirited Debate by Ria Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 3]
Summary: At last I found myself in a state to answer Gemini Elf's "Hyper" challenge. Some silliness results as Legolas and Gimli get drunk.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Galion, Gimli, Legolas
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: Sillier Stories
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 384 Read Count: 1438
[Report This] Published: 14/08/07 Updated: 14/08/07
Summary: A partial response to Aelfwine's challenge "LOTR is like a country song".

It's pretty much full-on filksong, so if you can't stand the idea of country music, avoid it. I personally have always loved the verve and verbal play in good country music. Now with other genres too.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Arwen, Halbarad, Nazgűl, Sauron
Genres: Angst, Parody, Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: Sillier Stories
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1628 Read Count: 7363
[Report This] Published: 14/10/06 Updated: 22/05/09