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11th July. I've added two more parts to the Eowyn/Legolas challenge, which gave me no end of trouble because, for some strange reason, I wrote the second one first… Anyway, they end with a bit of a cliffhanger ;-)

A big, big thank you to Eowynangel for making a cover for To the Sea, complete with a picture of Sweep!

Eowynangel's cover for To the Sea!

Remember the clip of Orlando and the little dog (in the Kingdom of Heaven documentary) that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago? Well, I couldn't resist making some screen caps:

Orlando and the little dog

Finally, I haven't started on the next batch of _lotr100 icons yet, but I've made these in the meantime ;-)

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2nd July. I've added part 21 to the Eowyn/Legolas challenge, in which the identity of the stranger is revealed ;-) and Thorkell does some more troublemaking.

I've also changed the banner on the Home page. I've actually made thirteen :-/ and, in future, will try to change it (randomly) every time I update.

Back to Shadowland next week, all being well!

Thank you to Eowynangel, who kindly made this Legolas & Eowyn Saga wallpaper. It really cheered me up!

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Click on the image for the full-sized version

I've finally finished my second _lotr100 challenge. I can't believe that I've made 200 Legolas/Eowyn icons! Nor… that I've signed up for 100 more. This time I've claimed 'Ithilien' (aka Eryn Carantaur) and will attempt to illustrate my stories.

The moderator calls that 'a real challenge' ;-)

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26th June. Well, I didn't get my act together last week, surprise, surprise; but I have finished it this weekend—another 1-sentence challenge, using the Tenth Walker idea. This will eventually turn into a full-length story that ties in with the others…

I've also written something that I've been meaning to do for a very long time—the story of Sweep, the little yellow bird in To the Sea, from his capture in Far Harad to his meeting with Legolas in Dol Amroth…

My niece, who is fourteen and almost as big an Orlando fan as I am, sent me this link the other day:

They're taking the hobbits to Isengard

It's wonderful :-) but you need a fast connection :-(

Finally, the MPA Ceremony was held on Saturday, and you can now read the entire proceedings at the link on the right.

Legolas and Gimli present the Silmarillion award (with OOC behaviour)!

15th June. Only a small update this time, but I've had some fun finishing the King Kong crossover. I hope you like it. I may add another small piece later in the week, if I can get my act together and finish it :-(

Just in case you're worried that we haven't seen enough of Shadow Eowyn/Haldir and that there's been no confrontation between the two Eowyns and Legolas… Don't! The fireworks haven't even started yet. I'm planning to work on Chapters 18 & 19 next, and you can expect lots of emotion—interwoven, of course, with some more running and fighting.

Off topic, have you seen the director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven? Somewhere in the documentaries (but definitely on disk 3) there's footage of Orlando with a dog (not Sidi). It's the ugliest, most ill-tempered little thing you've ever seen, and it nearly takes his hand off, but he is like a girl with a baby! Everyone else is dumbfounded. It's lovely.

4th June. TheWhiteLady, from Holland, recently asked me about my plans for

The tenth walker

which got me thinking.

So here is a set of Tenth Walker icons (click on any of the pictures to see them all):

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It will be a while, though, before I get round to writing the story to go with them!

I've also added a new section, the crossovers100 challenge page, and the first part of my first new challenge story, called Exploring South Ithilien. The crossover is with another Peter Jackson film. The story will be in three parts and each part will use a different prompt. (And, with two blond(e) beauties to choose from, who do you think he will prefer ;-)

Finally, I've added part 20—yes, 20!—of the Eowyn/Legolas challenge, in which Thorkell has a mysterious visitor and Eowyn has to break some bad news…

24th May. Chapter 17 of Shadowland,


in which we discover what the drow want from Wilawen and the boys—nothing good ;-) But there is some light at the end of the tunnel—or, rather, a mysterious young drow at the end of the corridor.

I hope you enjoy it.

BTW, the business with Cyllien's boyfriend may just turn out to be

the start of the next story ;-)

I've added another 15 icons for the _lotr100 challenge.

And I've made a few edits to part 19 of the Eowyn/Legolas challenge, to get rid of some of the rollings about—they were like circus acrobats—and to improve the clunky dialogue. We seem to be getting a lot of pillow talk in this series, but I find I'm enjoying that. The idea of exploring how Eowyn might have felt about her parents' deaths came from eowynangel—thank you to her! Several of the remaining prompts are also relevant to this question, so I think we may be seeing more of it in the future.

One good thing about making icons is that you get to peer at lots and lots of screen caps of Leggy. Here's a good one:

leggy's thighs

16th May. I've been having all sorts of connection problems over the past few days—I don't know why I'm surprised, because it's the normal state of things :-(

Anyway, I've made a couple of small updates—the nineteenth part of the Eowyn/Legolas challenge and another batch of Legolas/Eowyn icons, some of which I'm quite pleased with!

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I've also added eowynangel's lovely cover for The lady vanishes—thank you to her, especially for featuring Berkin, who is my favourite OMC :-)

Eowynangel's cover for The lady vanishes

Finally, the MPA voting season has officially begun and runs for one month.

You can vote for one story in each category. The polling booth keeps a record of your IP Address (your computer's unique identity) and blocks it once you have cast a vote—so if several people use your computer, once one person has voted the others can't. They can, however, email their votes to

and the votes will be added by the Administrator.

To vote:

  1. Click on the MPA link above and step through to the Library page.

  2. Scroll down to the appropriate category. All the stories are listed, with links.

  3. IMPORTANT: SELECT THE STORY YOU WANT TO VOTE FOR FROM THE DROP-DOWN LIST. (Otherwise, you'll be voting for the first story in the list, whether you mean to or not!)

  4. Click Vote Now.

  5. The polling booth displays the votes cast so far.

Legolas, Gimli and (a silent) Eowyn will be presenting the Silmarillion Award :-)

7th May. I'm making a partial update now because everything else I've done this weekend has gone wrong and I want to feel that I've accomplished something ;-)

I've added a second set of 1-sentence challenge sentences—some will be familiar, some will be new (and some of those will possibly be teasers).

I've also added the first 30 of a second set of Legolas/Eowyn icons (so no one can ever accuse me of giving up ;-)

There are more updates to come, including a lovely printable cover for The lady vanishes, featuring Berkin :-) made by Eowynangel, which I hope to add in the next few days.

Take care, N

1st May. Happy May Day!

ZeeDrippyVessel, author of The Empty Vessel, Tel' Lindar, Rider of the Mark and (most importantly ;-) the L/E story Use Me Once (all archived at Open Scrolls Archive), has asked me to draw your attention to Operation Gathering, 'a not-for-profit group assembled for the purposes of raising funds and interest in The Gathering of the Fellowship, and to support in particular the guests of honour invited to participate'.

The Gathering of the Fellowship, which will take place in Toronto, in July 2006, is a charity event that aims to promote adult literacy through a celebration of the works of JRR Tolkien. The funds raised by Operation Gathering go directly to The Gathering of the Fellowship.

You can read more about Operation Gathering by clicking on the link below. There are also links in the menu on the right and on the Contacts page.

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I've added part 18 of the Eowyn/Legolas challenge, The troublemaker, which is about Thorkell bogsveigir and includes an important clue…

Only 82 more parts left to write!

Eowynangel, btw, asked me if I was going to give the story a name. After much consideration ;-) since it takes place along the banks of the Anduin, and it's about getting home, I've decided to call it The water is wide.

Waly Waly (The water is wide) sung by Alfred Deller

(Sorry: if you have a dial-up connection or, worse still, a wireless connection like me, I don't think the music will work).

Celticgoddessgirl asked whether it was possible to download my stories in a single file rather than chapter by chapter. This is already possible at Open Scrolls Archive: just scroll to the bottom of any chapter and click on the Download link. But I think it's a really good idea, so I'm going to add a downloadable text file to the title page of each of the main stories. (So far, I've only done My bow shall sing with your sword, because the editing—inserting asterisks to indicate italics—takes a long time! But, as a result, I've made a few corrections to Bow, especially in the punctuation department
:-( and I've added another extra scene, called Under the Blanket).

I've also taken the opportunity to polish that damned Yuletide Mystery—I knew that it was full of typos, and it was keeping me awake at night!

Next up will be chapter 17 of Shadowland and another crossover—I'm quite excited about both of them.

Finally, the MPAs are no longer accepting nominations.

There are 11 stories in the Naughty Category (and lots more in the others). The voting season begins on 15 May and, if all goes well, Legolas and Eowyn, probably accompanied by Gimli, will be attending the Awards Ceremony to present the Naughty Category Award to the lucky winner!

17th April. Shadowland chapter 16!


Remind me never to write such a complicated story again!

Luckily, Arador (all by himself) has had an idea that will save us a lot of time, so I can honestly say that the two strands are at last starting to come together and that the end is in sight. Not close, mind you. Just in sight.

I've also added another extra scene to Misrule in Mirkwood, entitled The First Time, which describes Legolas'… Well, you know. It's rather smutty, and has a short L/E postscript. (Do you think there is any significance to the fact that Legolas' first appears to look quite like Eowyn?)

When I was making the bases for my 100 icons I came across some great pictures that, in the end, I didn't use.

First, Legolas the Orc Slayer:

Those eyes! Then Legolas bursting out of his jerkin:

Legolas in the rain:

You could almost mistake him for Orlando, couldn't you? Grumpy Legolas in a cuddly blue dressing gown:

And Legolas with a rather suggestive wine carafe—you can just imagine the misery Dominic & Billy would have put him through, can't you ;-)

Doesn't he look lovely, though? Are those pink bands holding back his hair?

I haven't finished with the icons, btw. I miss making them so much, I'm going to make some more :-D

11th April. No Shadowland quite yet, I'm afraid, but I've written another part for the Eowyn/Legolas challenge.

I had intended to get back to the main plot but, as usual, Legolas and Eowyn had other ideas ;-) This part is inspired by people who have remarked on the fact that Legolas is always—to quote Johnny Depp at the beginning of The Libertineup for it.

I've finished the 100 icons challenge.

And… I've entered another challenge. I'm a challenge-aholic. But this one will be very long term, and it will be fun—100 crossovers!

Live Journal crossover100 challenge

I've cheated and posted The Enemy of my Enemy as my first story, but when I write the second one, I'll set up a proper page here.

Two big, big thank yous to Eowynangel for making a printable cover for My bow shall sing with your sword, and to Celticgoddessgirl for making three lovely wallpapers! I don't think there's anything nicer than to have someone tell you they've been inspired by your stuff.

Eowynangel's cover for My bow shall sing with your sword

Celticgoddessgirl's wallpapers

Happy Easter! See you again soon.

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2nd April. Well, I'm back from holiday... I'm still working on Shadowland, but I've made a few other updates.

I've added part 16 of the Eowyn/Legolas challenge, called Legolas. It rounds off the Beginnings—Middles—Ends, Theodred—Faramir—Legolas sequence inspired by Belle, but the next part will get back to Thorkell bogsveigir and the story…

Whilst in Canada I saw a Canadian film called Beowulf and Grendel (twice ;-) It begins with a lovely scene in which the child Grendel is gamboling along beside his father, laughing and turning cartwheels. For some reason it reminded me of Little Legolas and Thranduil. So I've added another extra scene to Chapter 3 of Misrule in Mirkwood, in which Little Legolas learns about death, mortality and… well, something about sex.

Finally, I've made thirty more Legolas/Eowyn icons—I think they're getting better ;-) Only 25 more to go.

14th March. Today (or yesterday—I'm not exactly sure) is Eryn Carantaur's first birthday!

To celebrate, I've written an angsty short story, called Happy Anniversary, in which Eowyn breaks some sad news to Legolas and Legolas (possibly) gives away the plot to a future story.

I've also entered another Live Journal challenge, called _lotr100, which involves making 100 icons, thirty of which must be based on themes supplied. There are more details (and some absolutely amazing icons) here:

Live Journal _lotr100 challenge

I've posted mine here, too. I'm hoping that I'll be inspired by everyone else, and improve with practice!

I'm going on holiday on Saturday, to Vancouver :-) for two weeks, so there will be no more updates until after I get back, but I'm planning to do some writing while I'm away. Shadowland is top priority!

19th February. I've added part 15 of the Eowyn/Legolas challenge, which is called Faramir.

Like the last part, it's a response to Belle's request to see Eowyn with her previous lovers. I have to admit that, when I saw the picture of Faramir in the banner, my heart faltered a bit—he looks so lovely! But I've always tried to make Faramir sympathetic, just wrong for Eowyn, and I hope he's that in this story. There's a bit of Leggy/Eowyn angst in there, too.

I've also added my

Live Journal Ship Manifesto

essay, though, since its purpose is to introduce readers to this pairing, there isn't much in it that's new—except, perhaps, the character studies.

Finally, in a moment of complete insanity, I volunteered to help with the My Precious Awards (MPA). I am looking after the Naughty Category ;-) At the moment, we are still looking for nominations—so, if you know of a story you think deserves an award, please nominate it!

This year's categories are:

Warm and Fuzzy
Known Author
MIA (Missing in Action)

To nominate, just go to the library website (see the link to the right), scroll down to the category you want, click on the Nominate link and and send an email containing the following information:

Story name:
Story Rating:
Working story link:
Author name:
Author working e-mail:
Whether you want to be named or anonymous:
Your e-mail address and internet name:

If you're not sure which category a particular story would fit best, don't worry, choose one, send in the nomination, and the admins will move it (with the author's consent) if they think it will do better elsewhere. And if you prefer to nominate anonymously, just say so in your email.

13th February. I thought it would be fun to write a little Valentine's Day drabble, with a tiny epilogue…

(I've also fixed the links on the Fan Fiction page).

9th February. Shadowland chapter 15! Yes!

I hope you like it. I realise you'd probably prefer to find out what happens between Haldir and Shadow Eowyn, but that's in the next chapter, which I'll start as soon as I've finished the next Eowyn/Legolas challenge story, called Faramir :-)

In the meantime, we're back with Wilawen and the boys, and things have definitely gone from bad to worse. (If you've read the War of the Spider Queen series you may recognise the drow—and be able to guess why he wants Wilawen…)

I'm writing an 'essay' for the

Live Journal Ship Manifesto

—about Legolas & Eowyn, naturally, which I will also post here—and, checking out the links on the Fan Fiction page, I've found that both Warrior's Glory and The Path Not Taken seem to have disappeared. As a result, the links to stories archived on those sites are broken. I've managed to find alternative copies of most of them (and I'll update the links asap), but the two I cannot find are:

In the Blue of the Night by Holly Golightly

Temperature by Moonwhip

If anyone can tell me where to find them, I'd be very grateful.

Do you like my 'arty' pictures? Pity Legolas has come out a bit striped.





26th January. I don't know why I bother to make plans because I never stick to them!—you may have noticed that I posted the second part of The enemy of my enemy and two more Eowyn/Legolas challenge stories last week.

Today I've added the fourteenth challenge story, Theodred. The plot was inspired by Belle, who pointed out that, although we've seen Legolas with several of his earlier lovers, we've never seen Eowyn with Theodred or Faramir. So this part has been written at her request!

I've also taken part in another challenge, called 1sentence. There are more details on the page, but the result is fifty tiny one-sentence drabbles about Legolas and Eowyn. It took a surprisingly long time and I had trouble with a few of the themes—potatoes, chocolate, telephone, supernova! And I've cheated a bit with some of the others, by adapting passages from the existing stories, but they seemed to fit so well I couldn't think of anything else. See what you think.

I've made a new banner for the front page, which I'm intending to change every so often.

And, finally, I came across this interesting full-length picture of Haldir the other day—I don't remember ever having seen his legs before ;-) I think it looks like a scene from Shadowland—which would make the elf at the left one of the craftsman-builders, perhaps Annael, and the pair to the right members of the Eryn Carantaur Border Guards.

(Speaking of Shadowland… I seem to have been suffering from some sort of phobia, but I think it's passing, and Cuthalion has particularly requested the next chapter (thank you) so keep your fingers crossed for me).

5th January 2006. Apologies for having disappeared for a while. I crashed my car into a gatepost just after Christmas (sliding on ice) and, although I wasn't hurt at all, I've spent the last week marooned three miles from the nearest bus stop, haggling on the phone with my insurance company and with the people they've employed to collect and repair it...

I needed a bit of a break, so I've written another crossover, a short story called The enemy of my enemy. The crossover is a fandom I know very little about aside from finding this particular character intriguing. See what you think. (I've assumed that they can speak a common language because we've already done sign language, with Wilawen & Drizzt ;-) There will eventually be a second part that tells the incident from his point of view. But not until after I've written the next installment of the challenge, and chapter 15 of Shadowland.

Since Christmas is over :-( I've put the old banner back on the front page, and put the Yuletide Mystery in the Drabbles section, but there are still links to the rest of the Yuletide Calendar in the story.

Finally, eowynangel has sent me a lovely wallpaper inspired by chapter 14 of Shadowland and part 2 of the Yuletide Mystery. She says, "As for the quote, it's a reference to Aragorn's answer to Eowyn in RotK. It's also a reference to Haldir's love for the real Eowyn that cannot be returned." I've called the wallpaper

Shadowlove by eowynangel

28th December. Yesterday I received an email from Arwenevenstar's sister, saying that Arwen died at Christmas.

Arwen was so enthusiastic, so full of life, always taking the trouble to tell me when she had enjoyed a chapter and was looking forward to the next. She loved Orlando Bloom, and elves, and she liked her fiction NC-17. She made wonderful avatars and banners and wallpapers especially for Eryn Carantaur (see below) and she had just started writing. As her sister said, 'her passions were reading fan fiction, making graphics and working hard.'

I never met her, and only corresponded with her for a short time, but I will miss her very much. I can't begin to imagine how much her family and friends will miss her.

Arwenevenstar's avatars

Arwenevenstar's banners

Arwenevenstar's wallpapers

23rd December. Well it was a close thing, but I've finished it!

I hope you enjoyed the calendar, especially the glimpse of the future. What happened between Haldir and Shadow Eowyn? We'll be finding out quite soon. How did Thranduil come to be involved with Cyllien? That will be one of the main strands of the next story. Who is the wise woman and what will happen between her and Haldir? I'm afraid that will take a bit longer to unfold…

I'm sure you've noticed that I've not been doing much updating recently. (Next time I decide to do something for Christmas, I must plan well in advance :-) I do have the next part of the challenge under way, so I should be posting that soon after Christmas, and then I'll get back to work on Shadowland.

In the meantime, Season's Greetings! I hope you have a very happy holiday.

Merry Yuketide!

10th December. Just a small update.

I've added part 10 of the Eowyn/Legolas challenge—judging by Eowyn's final words, the next part may well be smut—and the first part of the Yuletide Mystery (for tomorrow, because it's my birthday!). The Mystery will be in three parts and I'll aim to post the final part for Christmas Eve.

BTW, I haven't forgotten Shadowland and I will be getting back to it soon :-)

6th December. Well, it's a bit late, but I thought it would be fun to have an 'advent' calendar :-) The doors will contain drabbles, puzzles ('adapted' from well-known ones), riddles, pictures (some of which will be spoilers) and a Yuletide Mystery in several parts. Fingers crossed, I'll update it each evening (UK time) with the next day's item.

I had intended to leave the Eowyn/Legolas for a while but, as usual things didn't go to plan, so I added part 9 last week. I hope you like the plot development ;-)

At the same time, I also added another lovely wallpaper by eowynangel (which illustrates the final chapter of To the Sea…) and some exciting banners by arwenevenstar, including a particularly nice one, I think, of Haldir.

Come back to me, by eowynangel

Haldir, by arwenevenstar

25th November. I've added part 8 of the Eowyn/Legolas challenge, Dawn, in which we see how Eowyn fares in single combat with Thorkell bogsveigir. (Well, we can make an educated guess, can't we?)

It's a good place to pause for a while, whilst I get on with the next part of Shadowland and a little something for Christmas...

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