Penname: Hanasian [Contact]
Real name: Richard
Member Since: 10/03/15
Membership status: Member

Biography:

Mae govannen! I've been living in Middle Earth since the year 1975 of the 7th Age. When I'm asleep I have a recurring nightmare where I work as an electrician in a strange world called 'Modern', where things are motorized and electrified. But when I awaken, I see that only thunderstorms are what issues forth electricity.


Been writing stories in, or partially based in Middle Earth since about the same time. Have a lovely co-writer who I have been writing tales with since 2001.


A major project I'm doing is to digitally archive all the stories I wrote in notebooks over the years. It gives me a chance to edit, and in many cases, complete them.

Live Journal: http://Hanasian.livejournal.com

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Reviews by Hanasian

Feature None For Herself by Thundera Tiger

Rated PG
[Reviews - 1]
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Behind every great Ranger (or King) is a great woman. Featuring Aragorn, Halbarad, and a somewhat vicarious Gilraen. Angsty and dark, but I like to think there's hope at the end.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Gilraen, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Family, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Annúminas
Times: 2-Second Age: the Last Alliance
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 7071    |    Read Count: 1116
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/01/10    |    Published: 07/01/10
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Reviewer: Hanasian (Signed)
09/29/17
Chapter 1: None For Herself

Wow! What can I say? This was a good write of the time and area! Loved the descritions of the settings mixed in with the dialogue, and bringing Aragorn's horse into it.Thanks much for sharing!

On the abandonment of Annuminas, I've always had a hard time with the "hard" '861 theory'. I can't see the remaining people of Annuminas suddenly packing up and moving to the new fortress of Fornost Erain. I subscribe to the "soft" 861 theory, where the numbers of Dunedain gradually left, many to go build the new city starting in the 700's sometime, which would have taken time, and eventually there were very few left in Annuminas. It wasn't maintained, and it slowly fell into disuse.


Becoming by Nath

Rated PG
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A young sentry challenges a stranger coming up the road... the start of a long friendship.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Dírhael, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: General
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: Tales of the North
Chapters: 13    |    Word count: 29232    |    Read Count: 5273
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/06/16    |    Published: 06/03/12
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Reviewer: Hanasian (Signed)
09/05/17
Chapter 1: Hope

This was quite a nice read! Like the time setting of 2951 and the dialogue between the young canon characters Aragorn and Halbarad! If I have any critique, it could have used a slight bit of scenery description when Halbarad spots Aragorn. Was it day or night, and was it wooded or not, etc.  But that is just me, and I can imagine that part myself as I see it. Thanks for sharing this tale!



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Thank you for reading/reviewing!


The Standard Revealed by Larner

Rated PG13
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The first to serve as Standard Bearer for the banner wrought by Arwen Elrondieth for her beloved did not survive the Battle of the Pelennor....

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, Gondorian: Hurin of the Keys, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Character study, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Short story, Tragedy
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, Eriador, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Gondor: the Pelennor, Paths of the Dead
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 3. violence, 8. character death
Series: 67. 2013 March Challenge: The March of Power, 77. 2014 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4082    |    Read Count: 242
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/31/14    |    Published: 01/31/14
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Reviewer: Hanasian (Signed)
10/10/15
Chapter 1: The Standard Revealed

This tale was a great read of the Dunedain! Thanks much for sharing it!



Author's Response:

Thank you so much!  I love imagining what these people were like!


In Vino Veritas by Rhymer

Rated PG
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In the aftermath of battle, Boromir and his men celebrate the fact that on this night, at least, they are still alive.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor
Genres: Character study, Family
Places: Gondor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 81. 2014 May Challenge: Character Study
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2683    |    Read Count: 846
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/22/14    |    Published: 05/22/14
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Reviewer: Hanasian (Signed)
09/22/17
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

A good insight into the differences of the brothers!


The Stuff of Life by Linda Hoyland

Rated PG
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Aragorn and Halbarad search for water on a hot day.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad
Genres: Character study, Friendship, General
Places: Arnor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 617    |    Read Count: 1055
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/27/14    |    Published: 11/27/14
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Reviewer: Hanasian (Signed)
09/05/17
Chapter 1: The Stuff of Life

A nice story! Good snapshot of life for Halbarad and Aragorn!


Shieldmaidens In Rohan by Certh

Rated G
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A piece examining the nature of Tolkien's shieldmaidens.

Categories: Essay--Canon, Research
Characters: Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Essay (non-fiction), Research (non-fiction)
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1422    |    Read Count: 384
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/24/16    |    Published: 08/24/16
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Reviewer: Hanasian (Signed)
11/08/17
Chapter 1: Shieldmaidens In Rohan

This is a good overview of the topic of Shieldmaidens of Rohan.
Bookmarked it for use as reference.
Thanks for researching and posting this!



Author's Response:

I am glad you found this useful! Thank you!


Serving Gondor by Larner

Rated PG13
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A woman from southern Lebennin enters the White City, having been dispossessed of her home and livelihood by her brother.  Can she find succor within the White City?  Can she find justice?

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Dwarves, As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Hobbits, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Gondorian: Bergil son of Beregond, Gondorian: Elboron, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Lothíriel of Dol Amroth, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Hobbit: Bolger: Fredegar "Fatty", Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Diamond (of Long Cleeve), Hobbit: Took: Pearl, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Rohirrim: Éomer, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Poetry
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 3. violence, 4. sexual content implied
Series: None
Chapters: 5    |    Word count: 34147    |    Read Count: 142
Completed: No    |    Updated: 09/24/17    |    Published: 09/12/17
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Reviewer: Hanasian (Signed)
09/22/17
Chapter 1: Finding Succor

This was a very pleasent read! Thanks for sharing!


New! An Honourable End by Elora

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This is a tale of the East Fold, as Rhun's incursions into Rohan intensify - bleeding off the strength of Rohan during the War of the Ring.

Before the East Fold was the East Fold, it had been considered by the Easterlings to be their land. Dispossessed, this fuels particular enimity towards the interlopers - the Rohirrim.

The Rohirrim, meanwhile, see themselves as superior to the Easterlings.

Thus, this tale is told with a post-colonial frame of reference...seeking to capture the implicit biases of the characters.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: Rohan: Eastfold
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1218    |    Read Count: 18
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/07/17    |    Published: 11/07/17
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Reviewer: Hanasian (Signed)
11/08/17
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is very well written! Love Freja!