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.
Beta-reader: Yes
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Stories by Ria
Summary: A quick drabble, set well into the Fourth Age, when the Elves and the Ents have dwindled into legend.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Original Character
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 216 Read Count: 727
[Report This] Published: 13/09/10 Updated: 13/09/10
SWAT Team by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Step away from the computer and come out with your hands up! You have the right to a spell-checker, and if you refuse this right, every misspelling will be held against you. You have the right to a Beta Reader, and if you do not know one, a court-appointed Beta Reader will be offered to you.
Categories: Crossovers
Characters: None
Genres: Horror, Humor
Warnings: First Draft, Violence
Series: Sillier Stories
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 340 Read Count: 854
[Report This] Published: 30/08/09 Updated: 30/08/09
The Campfire by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 5]
Summary: A response to Faramiriel's Culinary Challenge (that Faramir should teach Eowyn a cooking skill with some sort of disaster along the way). The concept seemed charming and rather in the spirit of Tolkien. The Stewed Rabbit chapter is one of my all-time favorites.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Faramir
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: Faramir and Eowyn: Dusk and Dawn
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1264 Read Count: 2755
[Report This] Published: 26/10/06 Updated: 29/10/06
The Face of Hope by Ria Rated: G [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Immediately after the fall of Numenor, Elendil looks for a reason to hope. Written for the March Teitho Contest.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Elendil
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Series: "Become who you were meant to be"
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1404 Read Count: 1825
[Report This] Published: 18/04/07 Updated: 18/04/07
The First Kiss by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 6]
Summary: Written for the Teitho Challenge, "The First Time". Aragorn and Faramir help Eomer with his pre-wedding worries.

Now edited to remove unCanon.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Eomer, Eowyn, Faramir
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: Faramir and Eowyn: Dusk and Dawn
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1055 Read Count: 2100
[Report This] Published: 17/03/07 Updated: 17/03/07
Summary: What actually became of the Blue Wizards: a response to Susan's Wizard Robes challenge.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: The Affairs of Wizards
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 337 Read Count: 1407
[Report This] Published: 14/07/07 Updated: 14/07/07
The Warmth of Gold by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Story from Smaug's point of view (per challenge).
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Bilbo, Other
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: Not Another Elf Fic
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 4778 Read Count: 6001
[Report This] Published: 08/04/06 Updated: 27/04/06
The Weaver's Duty by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 4]
Summary: How do the elves of Mirkwood get their lovely clothes? The weavers use locally produced silk -- at some risk. Written for the Teitho Contest "Maidens of Middle Earth" prompt.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Legolas
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: Saturday's Children
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2731 Read Count: 1343
[Report This] Published: 16/08/07 Updated: 16/08/07
The Younger Brother by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 1]
Summary: This is a Troy/ Iliad fic. It examines the character of Teucros, who's like Faramir in some ways. When faced with temptation, the cost of yielding is high, and there's no reward for refusing.

Now complete, much to my relief.
Categories: Other Movies
Characters: Paris
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: Saturday's Children
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3336 Read Count: 4736
[Report This] Published: 21/04/07 Updated: 04/05/07
Trouble in Paradise by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 1]
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: 3478
[Report This] Published: 31/10/08 Updated: 05/09/10
Words of a Stranger by Ria Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 6]
Summary: Newly arrived in Rohan, Aragorn must solve a crime to secure his own life.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Thengel, Théoden
Genres: Mystery
Warnings: None
Series: "Become who you were meant to be"
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2361 Read Count: 1372
[Report This] Published: 15/11/07 Updated: 15/11/07