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Finally had the chance to read the fics in the trick or treat exchange for [livejournal.com profile] sons_of_gondor

Check them out here:
http://community.livejournal.com/sons_of_gondor/374075.html#cutid1

"Fruition" by [livejournal.com profile] edoraslass gets a special mention. Shiver-y AU featuring Thorongil, Finduilas, Imrahil, and others. Very appropriate for Halloween!
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"Jackson, Where's My Paycheck?" by theharshlightofday

A hobbit in dire need of health insurance, a bumbling gardener, a senile wizard, a klutzy ranger, a prissy elf and a horny elf maiden with a speech impediment… it can only be a shameless parody of Peter Jackson’s movie trilogy!

The summary above really doesn't do this fic justice. It's quite funny at pointing out movieverse/bookverse discrepancies and the fangirl factor. I'm glad that I started reading it!

No warnings, 5 chapters so far

ff.net
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3163665/1/


Excerpt:

He pulled down his hood, and revealed a shaggy mane of dark hair, flecked with grey. His silver eyes sparkled with mischief.

“Who are you?” asked Frodo.

He smiled. “Are you frightened?”

The hobbit shrugged. “Not really.”

“Awww,” Strider pouted, “Do I not look all rascally and evil?”

"No,” said Frodo, “You just look extremely hot.”

“Damn.”

The door burst open, and in rushed Sam, Merry and Pippin, ready for a tussle. Strider drew his sword.

“Let him go!” said Sam, fists at the ready, “Or I’ll have you Longshanks!” He paused a second. “Isn’t your sword meant to be all broken and stuff?”

“Err, no” He sheathed it in a hurry. “Anyways, what the hell do you want? This is a private conversation.”

Merry raised a hand.

“We’re here for important plot exposition.”
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"The Haunting of Minas Tirith" by [livejournal.com profile] fawsley

Is it possible that the dead might walk? Or is there a more down-to-earth (with a bump!) explanation?

Fun with Faramir, Aragorn, miraculously!undead Boromir, Bergil, and Jumble the hound.

http://fawsley.livejournal.com/109986.html
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"Starveling" by Teekeeus

Aragorn encounters an enigmatic street urchin : demonstrating the delicate inequality between animal and human. But when he falls gravely ill, will the orphan leave his animalistic ways behind to aid the ailing stranger?

Intriguing story, 6 chapters, angst for the first 3 chapters

on fanfiction.net
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3124147/1/
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"The Lap of Time" by Gwynnyd

How does an elf learn how to die when half of her is gone?

“Aragorn put his hand on Eldarion’s shoulder and said that everything in Arda has more than one purpose. If he looked around him he would see there is nothing that has one use only. When the music sounded, it already contained within it everything that Arda is, in a complexity too great for any mind save Eru’s to comprehend. He turned Eldarion to face him. Taking the rose from my hair, he pressed it into Eldarion’s hand and, smiling at him, said, ‘Eru never wasted so much as a flower or a tree. How can you think he would squander souls? Men will have a part to play, before the new beginning, and after.’”

On Stories of Arda
http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5033
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"First Lessons in the Wild" by Larner
The Hobbits and Strider get to know each other a little better on the way to Rivendell.
Moments in Time short stories series

on Stories of Arda
http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3966&cid=20329
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"A Three Hour Cruise" by [livejournal.com profile] shirebound

A quick read. See subject line in lieu of summary. You'll like it!

http://shirebound.livejournal.com/583088.html?view=10516912#t10516912
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"Different Paths" by Slightly Tookish

Lovely conversation between Merry and Aragorn about Pippin going with the army to the Black Gates. A Marigold challenge fic by [livejournal.com profile] slightlytookish.

http://talechallenge32.livejournal.com/1999.html?view=24783#t24783
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'This is an evil door,' said Halbarad, and my death lies beyond it. I will dare to pass it nonetheless; but no horse will enter.'

'But we must go in, and therefore the horses must go too,' said Aragorn. 'For if ever we come through this darkness, many leagues lie beyond, and every hour that is lost there will bring the triumph of Sauron nearer. Follow me!'
The Return of the King "The Passing of the Grey Company"

I wonder sometimes if Aragorn had foreknowledge that Halbarad would not be at his side when he reached the throne.


“A Time for Joy and Grief” by Meckinock

Halbarad’s wife reflects on joy and grief.

on Stories of Arda
http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=4883


“King’s Man” by Gandalfs apprentice

Aragorn and Halbarad before the Paths of the Dead.

on Tolkien Fan Fiction
http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=692

Epic slash

Jul. 24th, 2006 11:38 am
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Heartbreak, humor, gap-filler, plot twists

“The Hope Stories” by Catharine Bell

6 stories, 83,000 words

Rated R, male/male slash, A/L, L/G, G/. . .


and “The Hopelet Stories” by Catharine Bell

Humor, 3 shorter stories, 10,000 words

Rated R, male/male slash, A/L, A/. . .

userid: slashfan
pwd: vulcanlogic

http://www.iment.com/maida/fanwrite/slash/index.htm


Mary's vids are great, too! LotR, Star Trek, many other fandoms
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"Entwine" by [livejournal.com profile] alex_quine

Sequel to "Cold Pressing"

Warning for male/male slash, but this story's more about relationships than sex. Intriguing tale.

I didn't find an index to all 9 chapters yet, but they're all in the author's aragorn/boromir tag below, along with her other stories.
http://alex-quine.livejournal.com/tag/aragorn/boromir
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"To Labour and To Wait" by Gwynnyd

" ... it seemed to the eyes of Legolas that a white flame flickered on the brows of Aragorn like a shining crown." The Two Towers

Aragorn had hidden in the shadows and used other names all his life, and yet he claimed his heritage openly before Éomer that morning on the plains of Rohan. Had something happened during the long watches of the night before?

Lots of Aragorn memories! And what is Legolas making for Pippin?

on Stories of Arda
http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=4781
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"Call Yourself Thorongil" by [livejournal.com profile] nilmandra007

What lies behind Aragorn's southern alias?

On Stories of Arda
http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=4733
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Aragorn and Boromir become actors. Also featuring Eldarion, a dog, and a young OMC.

Rated PG for Aragorn/Boromir relationship, AU (surviving!Boromir), fluffy

"The Yule Dragon"
in [livejournal.com profile] alex_quine's "Cold Pressing" universe

http://alex-quine.livejournal.com/3888.html
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"All That Is Gold" by Aromene

Two meetings, 59 years apart. How did Bilbo come to write Aragorn's verses?

on fanfiction.net
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2914304/1/
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“Cold Pressing” by [livejournal.com profile] alex_quine

After the war, Aragorn and Boromir meet again. Aragorn gets told that he thinks too much.

This story was begun as a single chapter with two different endings. Really interesting tale with a satisfying end.

Warnings for male/male slash, AU, Mpreg, angst

Part 1
http://alex-quine.livejournal.com/1694.html

Part 2
http://alex-quine.livejournal.com/1951.html

Part 3
http://community.livejournal.com/rugbytackle/815871.html?view=3884287#t3884287
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I'm still not a big fan of drabbles, but I love these two by Raksha about Huan, most faithful of companions. The second is light in tone but most poignant given how the tale unfolded.

I feel sure that Aragorn and Arwen had a dog when they lived in Gondor. I imagine this as one of the simple pleasures of home life that he'd longed for during all those years of travelling and fighting.

nos. 2 and 3 in Raksha's Divers Drabbles on Tolkien Fan Fiction
chapter list here:
http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=650


I've also been meaning to rec this longer Raksha fic.

“The Falcon and the Star” by Raksha The Demon

It is March 15, 3019. Aragorn craves rest after the longest week in his life, but is called by Gandalf to the City on an errand of mercy. One weary warrior meets another in this visit to the Houses of Healing and other, farther places, and their lives will never be the same. (Mostly) from Aragorn's POV.

3 chapters + prologue and notes
on Stories of Arda
http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=4531
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Currently being posted on fanfiction.net (I'm enjoying rereading), but you can read the entire story complete on [livejournal.com profile] mariole's journal. A rollicking good story from several years ago.

"By Life or Death" by [livejournal.com profile] mariole

General audience, injured!Strider and hobbits, hurt/comfort, multiple points of view

http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=mariole&keyword=mfics+-+GEN+all+audiences&filter=all
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"Hidden on the Mountain" by Imhiriel

If I gave the pov, it would give it away.

on Tolkien Fan Fiction
http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=2631
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“Red River” by Altariel
Aragorn and Faramir in a short fable of globalization and chess. Fourth Age 25.

on Tolkien Fan Fiction
http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=645
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