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Question re Stardust

Here's a question for my fanfic friends.  I've been reading Stardust, Books 1 and 2 by RikiTikiTavi but there has to be at least one more book.  Does anyone know if it is archived anywhere?  HASA has books 1 and 2.  

- Erulisse (one L)
 
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Are these ones you would recommended for the 100 Best list, Lady 1L? :)

I am sorry, I have not heard of it. I don't read on HASA. I think when I looked at it I had to zoom the screen so much to read it, I gave up. But I am thrilled to be getting recc's by authors I have not heard of.
No, for additions to the 100 I would add: (all on SOA)

Fiondil - The Wars of the Valar
Fiondil - Elf Interrupted, Books 1 and 2

Clodia - Blood and Fire
Clodia - Wanderlust

Nilmadra - History Lessons (The First Age)
Nilmadra - History Lessons - The Second Age
Nilmadra - History Lessons - The Third Age

Jael - Not Fade Away

MJ - I Entulesse (The Return)

The following two stories are on their own websites. Obviously you know your own (duh!) I'll give you Zhie's below his/her story title. (I don't know the author well enough to know if he/she is male or female, but the story is great slash.)

Spiced Wine - The Dark Prince Series (all five books)

Zhie - Unforgettable
http://www.lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?skin=blanc&sid=8509

I have other recommendations that I could make, but those are my top. I started fanfic with Nilmadra whose History series I found while looking for a visual image of an item of Gil-Galad's to work into my pictures and enamel work. I was totally hooked by the end of it, and found SOA, which she founded, through that. The second author I started reading was Fiondil. Arthur and I have become friends since that time - his writing is amazing and his command of Quenya and Silvan is phenomenal. If I have language questions, I would turn to Fiondil and/or Darth for help. Somewhere along the line I stumbled onto your Dark Prince group and was hooked into slash. I've read a lot of it since then, and although there are some very good ones out there, including Esteliel and j-Dev, I still think yours is at the top of the heap. Jael in her Not Fade Away tales brings the Elves into the 21st century very effectively. She is not slash shy, but not necessarily as graphic as other authors. MJ is a published author of more than 40 novels whose fascination is with Olorin. She has a very different take and a beautiful style of writing. Clodia is an author whose work I will read everytime she posts something. Her main character is her Dark Messenger - Erestor, and she places the history of ME within the eyes of he and his wife who are dark elves. Zhie is slash again, Unforgettable is centered in Gondolin and has a unique viewpoint of Glorfindel, Erestor, and the other heads of the houses. I keep getting on his case to finish the tale, but he's working towards that very slowly. I understand his hesitation - everyone knows the ending, it's the getting there that is the battle when you are dealing with Glorfindel and Gondolin.

So there you have it - my recommendations for the Top 100 list. I have read most of these several times and still keep going back to them. They are just yummy.

I almost added Esteliel to the mix because I adore her Legolas/Glorfindel relationship. But I have issues with some of her writing also (mostly dealing with male pregnancy, although I am happy to grant her the right within her tale) so she missed the cut. Sorry, Esteliel. It certainly won't keep me from loving and reading your stories with great enjoyment.

- Erulisse (one L)
I am recc-ing Esteliel myself. :)

I do need the URL's to the stories Erulisse. I put them in the HTML codes with the author, rating and genre, so that any-one looking at the list can click straight through to the story.

Zhie's story I recognize from LOTRFF, but not the others. I've got one of Jael's as a recc. A Man In Full, I think.

Not my work, hun. :) Thank you, but I'm putting the list up; it would look like self promotion. Even though the recc's have come from many different people, if I host the list it will be associated with me, and it present a very off appearance to have my own work on it. Besides, when I look through the list of stories I have, I can't rank it with those.
Not my work, hun. :) Thank you, but I'm putting the list up; it would look like self promotion. Even though the recc's have come from many different people, if I host the list it will be associated with me, and it present a very off appearance to have my own work on it. Besides, when I look through the list of stories I have, I can't rank it with those.


Oh, I SO disagree with you there. Your work easily stands up with those. I judge the stories by how obsessed I am with reading them. If I think about getting to the next chapter all work day, if I dream of reading the next chapter the next morning, if I spend every free minute wanting to read more, then it makes my list. Yours is absolutely part of that. You could avoid self-promotion by grouping the stories by the people who recommended them. That way you would be recommended by me (and perhaps others) and not have a problem.

So, let me see...URLs for my stories are:

Fiondil - The Wars of the Valar
http://storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5486

Fiondil - Elf Interrupted, Book 1
http://storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5080

and Book 2
http://storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5828

Clodia - Blood and Fire
http://storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=6358

Clodia - Wanderlust
http://storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=6347

Nilmandra - History Lessons (The First Age)
http://storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=6

(Please note that I misspelled her name initially - there is an N in there - Nilmandra is correct)

Nilmandra - History Lessons - The Second Age
http://storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1007

Nilmandra - History Lessons - The Third Age
http://storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3877

Jael - Not Fade Away
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=6416

MJ - I Entulesse (The Return)
http://storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=6644

So, here are all of the other URLs for my nominations. I love all of these stories, and I urge you to realistically re-examine your direction and allow yourself to be nominated. Vanimore and Elgalad are two of the best AU characters EVER.

- Erulisse (one L)
Thank you. Got 'em and coded. :)

You could avoid self-promotion by grouping the stories by the people who recommended them.

Ah, that is a problem in itself, because it can create bad feeling. I made my Writers of Excellence List, (which was purely my own recc's) last Jan and posted it on here - it's the same list as is on my bio page on LOTRFF. There was some nastiness and entitlement issues from people who obviously thought they should be on the list. If you have a group of people who know each other on LJ or maybe the LC, or different archive, and they end up knowing their *friend* has not nominated them, there will be a feeling of being slighted, even with the best and most logical people. It's going to happen to me, and I am prepared for it after the last time. It happens after the MEFA's are announced; there are always people who will feel they should have won, and didn't. A couple of people I knew left the fandom in high dudgeon because of it. It's a difficult situation, and I don't want to be responsible for people having fall-outs with friends they've known a few years. That's why I will say that it is a list culled from various readers and authors in the fandom, but not name names.

I am really happy you like my OC's. Thrilled. (I have to admit I prefer writing OC's, but I think that is because I am an o-fic writer who came into fanfic quite late, and writing OC's was natural)

I do think, however, that it's a case of people liking them (for some reason,) enough to forgive the writing. I have said before almost any-one could have written them better than me; unfortunately it was me who got the idea XD
I will certainly admit that others could come up with a son of Sauron, and indeed, others have done so. However, none other could come up with Vanimore. He is uniquely yours and no other author could have written him or done justice to him. Your writing is your own voice, in no way should or could it be anyone else's. And even though there are occasional errors in spelling or grammar, it's really not a huge problem. What is important in your writing is your storyline and that is magnificant. So, even though you won't put yourself on your "Top 100" list, you are on my "Top 20" list, and probably even into my "Top 10" and you'll just have to live with it.

- Erulisse (one L)
You are enormously kind. I started the series believing it would gather dust, so to speak, like a library book no-one ever picks up. I still find it hard to believe some people enjoy it.