Penname: Virtuella [Contact]
Real name: Annette
Member Since: 01/26/10
Membership status: Member

Biography:

I am a middle-aged special needs teacher, married with two children, and live in Central Scotland.


I originally came to fanfiction via the Discword fandom, but have since also written a fair amount of fics for LOTR. While I am not a completely devoted Tolkien fan, seeing weaknesses as well as strengths in his work, I think Middle-earth is one of the best sandboxes for us fanfic writers to play in. Tolkien's greatest achievement is, in my opinion, the fictional world he built, and it offers enough scope for all of us to expand and embroider.

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Stories by Virtuella

Feature Echoes by Virtuella

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A poetic hommage to Faramir

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Finduilas of Dol Amroth
Genres: General
Places: Gondor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 985    |    Read Count: 1210
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/24/12    |    Published: 08/24/12
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Feature Troll Courtship by Virtuella

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A filk about the trolls that fell victim to Gandalf's cunning.

Categories: The Hobbit
Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 548    |    Read Count: 863
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/24/12    |    Published: 08/24/12
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Feature A Trusty Tune by Virtuella

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Just why did the Ringwraiths not catch the hobbits after the night spent in camp with Gildor and his elves? 

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Gapfiller
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1584    |    Read Count: 685
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/24/12    |    Published: 08/24/12
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Feature Olive by Virtuella

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The daughter of a wealthy Esgaroth merchant finds her life changed by encounters with the mysterious Elven King - but not all is as it seems.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Thranduil
Genres: General
Places: Laketown
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5068    |    Read Count: 611
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/24/12    |    Published: 08/24/12
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Feature Púkelwoman by Virtuella

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Rating: PG
This was my plot bunny, submitted by Linaewen: In RotK Chapter 5 (Ride of the Rohirrim), Elfhelm says, "We need no further guidance...for there are riders in the host who have ridden down to Mundburg in days of peace. I for one." I'd like to see a story about Elfhelm (or some other person from Rohan) visiting Minas Tirith prior to the breakout of war. 
Author's Notes: Middle-earth belongs to Tolkien. Thanks to Clodia and Finlay for beta reading. 

Word Count: 1500

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 53. 2012 May Challenge "Bunny Hutch"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1588    |    Read Count: 700
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/08/12    |    Published: 06/08/12
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Feature Simbelmynë/Falls of Rauros by Virtuella

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Rating: G
Theme: Beauty of Arda
Elements: believe-receive

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 52. 2012 April Challenge "Beauty of Arda"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 87    |    Read Count: 644
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/08/12    |    Published: 06/08/12
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Feature On the Shores of a Turquoise Lake by Virtuella

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So just what happened to the Entwives? Here's one scenario.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: General
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5039    |    Read Count: 1579
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/08/11    |    Published: 01/08/11
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Feature Acrostic by Virtuella

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What's in a name?

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Character study
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 991    |    Read Count: 1264
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/19/10    |    Published: 10/19/10
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Feature Falling by Virtuella

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Eight Legolas Vignettes

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Legolas Thranduilion
Genres: Character study
Places: None
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1134    |    Read Count: 1373
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/19/10    |    Published: 10/19/10
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Feature Lobelia Sackville-Baggins is Dead by Virtuella

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A Shire Murder Mystery.

Categories: Crossovers, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Parody
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 3    |    Word count: 6272    |    Read Count: 4136
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/19/10    |    Published: 10/19/10
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Feature While the Candles Burn by Virtuella

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Aragorn is late and Arwen knows that she ought to be fretting...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel
Genres: General
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1389    |    Read Count: 1529
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/17/10    |    Published: 08/17/10
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Feature Speechless by Virtuella

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Whatever else Aragorn may be, a gifted public speaker he is not.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 370    |    Read Count: 919
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/08/10    |    Published: 08/08/10
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Feature Impossibly Blue by Virtuella

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Aragorn planted the White Tree of Gondor. Five hundred years later, it receives a very unexpected visitor.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Short story
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 27. 2010 June Challenge: The White Tree
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2344    |    Read Count: 1141
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/29/10    |    Published: 06/29/10
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Feature Passing Grace by Virtuella

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Four children see Galadriel riding up the streets of Edoras. For each of them, it's a different experience.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 26. 2010 May Challenge: Tying up Loose Ends
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3982    |    Read Count: 1245
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/05/10    |    Published: 06/05/10
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Truth Be Told by Virtuella

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Déoric, the newly appointed Chronicler of the Mark, is faced with new challenges. Lothíriel wants him to paint in colour and the king is sending him out to collect the stories of the Mark. Déoric does what he can to please everyone. When he finds that not all is truth that the Eorlingas hold to be true, will his break with Éomer end his career? Sequel to the Measure Of A Man.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Rohirrim: Éomer, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: General
Places: Dunland, Rohan: Eastfold, Rohan: Edoras, Rohan: Helm's Deep, Rohan: Westfold
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 4. sexual content implied
Series: None
Chapters: 26    |    Word count: 80708    |    Read Count: 34507
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/12/10    |    Published: 03/02/10
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Feature The Measure of a Man by Virtuella

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The War of the Ring is over and the people of Middle-earth have to come to terms with the aftermath. In Edoras, one young man struggles to live on with the limitations his battle injury has given him, and finds unexpected new paths to tread.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Rohirrim: Éomer, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Coming of Age
Places: Rohan: Edoras
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 14    |    Word count: 46002    |    Read Count: 14686
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/02/10    |    Published: 03/02/10
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Feature Meeting of Quiet Minds by Virtuella

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The first meeting of Arwen and Gilraen

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel
Genres: Character study, Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 445    |    Read Count: 1226
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/21/10    |    Published: 02/21/10
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Orcs At School by Virtuella

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Because little orcs need to learn, too.

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Orcs
Genres: General, Humor
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1869    |    Read Count: 1587
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/15/10    |    Published: 02/15/10
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Feature Dwarf Fashions by Virtuella

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Ioreth and her country-bumpkin cousin have a strange encounter of the Pratchettian kind in the streets of Minas Tirith.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Comedy
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 946    |    Read Count: 1780
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/06/10    |    Published: 02/06/10
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Feature Elevator Malfunction by Virtuella

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My silly attempt to write a Drop-in story. Possibly tells you more about me and my job than about Tolkien.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship
Genres: Comedy
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2238    |    Read Count: 1148
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/06/10    |    Published: 02/06/10
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Feature Ladies' Guide To Middle-earth's Eligible Bachelors. by Virtuella

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Does exactly what it says on the tin.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Comedy
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 7852    |    Read Count: 3806
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/06/10    |    Published: 02/06/10
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Feature Eight Elven Cloaks by Virtuella

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Galadriel has a special commission for her handmaidens.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis
Genres: Gapfiller
Places: Lothlórien
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5650    |    Read Count: 1394
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/06/10    |    Published: 02/06/10
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Feature Tidings of Doom and Gloom by Virtuella

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Silly Filk about a certain Hobbit and his deeds in the Ring war.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Filk
Places: Gondor: the Pelennor
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 3. violence, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 380    |    Read Count: 1227
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/05/10    |    Published: 02/05/10
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Feature Taking Stock by Virtuella

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A different approach to characterising Gandalf

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Character study
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1512    |    Read Count: 1740
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/05/10    |    Published: 02/05/10
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Feature Promise and Sorrow by Virtuella

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The aftermath of the Ring War, seen through the eyes of six ordinary people in different parts of Middle-earth.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: General
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3126    |    Read Count: 1196
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/04/10    |    Published: 02/04/10
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