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Penname: Independence1776 [Contact]
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Member Since: February 04, 2009
Membership status: Member

Bio:

Mae govannen! I’m Indy.

I first read LotR shortly before the movies came out and liked them well enough, though it took me nearly a year to pick up RotK after I finished TT because I had convinced myself Frodo was going to die. I reread LotR after RotK the movie was released and, from there, moved straight into The Silmarillion, which I fell in love with immediately.

I first became involved in Tolkien fandom-- primarily LotR-- on fanfiction.net in the 2004 to 2006 timeframe. I slid out of the fandom and didn’t return until the fall of 2008-- this time, to the Silmarillion subsection. SWG is my main fandom archive. (My non-Tolkien fic can be found on AO3.)

Maglor and Elrond are my favorite characters, but I like the Noldor in general. (I’m firmly on Fëanor’s side.) I also love original characters.

Until its completion in August 2013, my primary ‘verse was Rise Again From Ashes and its attendant stories. Beyond RAFA, I don’t have a set universe and my other stories tend to be standalones. About half of those are AUs of the what-if/fork-in-the-road/canon divergence type.


(Works based on mine: Fanart is always welcome. Please ask if you want to translate anything or write fic. Everything else-- including podfic-- is a no.)


Awards Won/Nominated For

2009 MEFAs: Judgement-- First Place, Alternate Universe: General
The Well-- Second Place, Times: Modern Times


2010 MEFAs: Every Wish-- Nominated, Times: Second and Early Third Age: Fall of Númenor
Never Look Back-- Nominated, Drama: Later Aged Elves


2011 MEFAs: A Kind of Poetry-- Nominated, Alternate Universe: General
Rise Again From Ashes-- First Place, Character Study: House of Finwë


 


Not That There's Anything Wrong with That The Stars of Westernesse


RAFA's first place in Character Study: House of Finwë MEFA 2011 banner

Beta-reader: No


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Stories by Independence1776

A Dream That Words Can No Longer Define by Independence1776

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Elrond on the night before he sails to Middle-earth to search for Maglor.
Characters: Celebran, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: RAFA 'verse
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1600     Read Count: 588
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Published: August 22, 2013     Updated: August 22, 2013


A Kind of Poetry by Independence1776

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 9]
Summary: Indis can't help but fall in love with Finw-- and his wife Mriel. When the couple brings her into their relationship, everything changes.

Finw/Mriel/Indis, with an emphasis on Mriel/Indis.
Characters: Fanor, Finw, Indis, Mriel Serind
Challenges: None
Genres: Alternate Universe, Romance, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Sexual Content--Moderate
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1017     Read Count: 1017
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Published: August 14, 2010     Updated: August 14, 2010


An Unexpected Welcome by Independence1776

Rated: General | [Reviews - 0]
Summary: They stared at their father and then at Maglor. Arwen eventually said, “Welcome to Imladris.”
Characters: Aragorn, Celebran, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Maglor
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2129     Read Count: 202
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Published: January 08, 2016     Updated: January 08, 2016


Ecstasy by Independence1776

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Varda/Yavanna femslash: photosynthesis as sex.
Characters: Varda, Yavanna
Challenges: B2MeM 2012
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Sexual Content--Graphic
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 100     Read Count: 261
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Published: June 22, 2013     Updated: June 22, 2013


Embers by Independence1776

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 6]
Summary: Maglor's journey through the Ages. Linked ficlets leading directly into Rise Again From Ashes.
Characters: Elrond, Maglor
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: RAFA 'verse
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 3694     Read Count: 720
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Published: August 31, 2011     Updated: August 31, 2011


Every Wish by Independence1776

Rated: General | [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

Mesti, a Faithful commoner, prepares for her wedding while dealing with Ar-Gimilzr’s new laws forbidding the speaking of Elvish.


Characters: Original Character(s)
Challenges: Akallabth in August
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: Every Wish, RAFA 'verse
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 271     Read Count: 426
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Published: August 10, 2009     Updated: August 10, 2009


Falling Stars by Independence1776

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Mesti and Alagos suffer the consequences of breaking Ar-Gimilzr’s laws. Dark.


Characters: Mandos, Manw, Original Character(s)
Challenges: Akallabth in August
Genres: General, Suspense
Warnings: ***Torture, Author Chooses Not to Warn, Mature Themes
Series: Every Wish, RAFA 'verse
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 3135     Read Count: 713
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Published: August 11, 2009     Updated: August 11, 2009


Finding Home by Independence1776

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 3]
Summary: A loosely related collection of stories about Elrond and Celebran in Aman.

Final two chapters: Elladan and Elrohir bring gifts and memorializing Arwen.
Characters: Celebran, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Elwing
Challenges: 10th Birthday Celebration Contest--CLOSED
Genres: Drama, Het
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Warn
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2166     Read Count: 872
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Published: June 21, 2015     Updated: September 29, 2016


His Own Dark Designs by Independence1776

Rated: General | [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

Ar-Pharazn begins to worship Morgoth. Drabble.


Characters: Ar-Pharazn, Sauron
Challenges: Akallabth in August
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet
Warnings: None
Series: RAFA 'verse
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 102     Read Count: 527
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Published: August 19, 2009     Updated: August 19, 2009


Honeysuckle by Independence1776

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Mriel, Indis, and Finw enjoy a peaceful afternoon and evening. (Finw/Mriel/Indis)


Characters: Finw, Indis, Mriel Serind
Challenges: None
Genres: None
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1260     Read Count: 229
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Published: January 31, 2014     Updated: January 31, 2014


In the Darkness by Independence1776

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 6]
Summary: While visiting Dale five years after Smaug's death, Maglor encounters two very different groups of people: Men-- and Elves.
Characters: Legolas, Maglor, Original Character(s), Thranduil
Challenges: B2MeM 2013
Genres: Drama, Horror
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 3534     Read Count: 978
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Published: September 20, 2013     Updated: September 28, 2013


Indy's B2MeM Stories by Independence1776

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

A collection of my Back to Middle-earth Month stories. Each chapter is a different year.

2016: Two fanworks-- a graphic of the Prophecy of the North and a Teen-rated (for sexuality) Maglor/canonical wife drabble.


Characters: Celegorm, Daeron, Elrond, Elros, Elwing, Fanor, Finarfin, Findis, Fingolfin, Idril, Lalwen, Maedhros, Maglor, Melkor, Nerdanel, Original Character(s), Tuor
Challenges: B2MeM 2009, B2MeM 2010, B2MeM 2011, B2MeM 2012, B2MeM 2014, B2MeM 2015, B2MeM 2016
Genres: Adventure, Crossover, Drama, Fixed-length Ficlet, General, Humor, Poetry
Warnings: Character Death, Expletive Language, Mature Themes, Violence--Mild
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 10092     Read Count: 2507
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Published: March 31, 2012     Updated: March 31, 2016


Judgement by Independence1776

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 7]
Summary: AU. After the War of Wrath, Maglor surrenders to Enw. Nominated in the 2009 MEFAs.
Characters: Elrond, Elros, Enw, Maglor, Original Character(s), Valar
Challenges: None
Genres: Alternate Universe
Warnings: Violence--Mild
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1979     Read Count: 1473
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Published: June 04, 2009     Updated: June 04, 2009


Look Outward by Independence1776

Rated: General | [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Nienna approaches Nmo about releasing Elurd and Elurn from the Halls.


Characters: Elurd, Elurn, Mandos, Nienna
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 641     Read Count: 50
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Published: October 31, 2016     Updated: October 31, 2016


Mountains High Above by Independence1776

Rated: General | [Reviews - 0]
Summary: Maglor, mountains, and ruling in Valinor during the First Age.
Characters: Maglor
Challenges: Canon with a Twist, First Lines, International Fanworks Day, Living Land
Genres: Alternate Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1025     Read Count: 362
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Published: February 28, 2015     Updated: February 28, 2015


Never Look Back by Independence1776

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 17]
Summary: Elrond has difficulty coming to terms with Elros' choice and their impending separation.
Characters: Elrond, Elros, Enw, Gil-galad, Maglor
Challenges: Akallabth in August
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: Expletive Language
Series: RAFA 'verse
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 4671     Read Count: 1009
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Published: July 31, 2009     Updated: July 31, 2009


Rise Again From Ashes by Independence1776

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 50]
Summary:

After spending millennia wandering Middle-earth, Maglor returns to Valinor, where he attempts to adjust to both his Valar-imposed restrictions and living once more with the Eldar.


Characters: Celebran, Elrond, Erendil, Glorfindel, Maglor, Original Character(s), Valar
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: Expletive Language, Sexual Content--Mild
Series: RAFA 'verse
Chapters: 27 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 61048     Read Count: 37072
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Published: May 29, 2010     Updated: February 27, 2011


Round Two by Independence1776

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Lthien survived the First Age and has spent much of the time in the East. When she arrives in Imladris on a random visit to her descendants, she learns Sauron is hunting for the Ring. Lthien and Huan take it upon themselves to help Frodo to Mordor.
Characters: Huan, Lthien Tinviel, Sauron
Challenges: None
Genres: Alternate Universe
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2681     Read Count: 334
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Published: April 26, 2013     Updated: April 26, 2013


Sea and Sky by Independence1776

Rated: General | [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Elwing reminisces on the coast of Alqualond.
Characters: Elwing, Erwen
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1240     Read Count: 162
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Published: January 02, 2015     Updated: January 02, 2015


Sparks by Independence1776

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 10]
Summary: Short stories, ficlets, and drabbles set at many points in the RAFA 'verse, from the Years of the Trees to RAFA itself. Each story has a separate rating.
Characters: Arwen, Celebran, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Elros, Elwing, Fanor, Maedhros, Maglor, Nerdanel, Original Character(s)
Challenges: B2MeM 2009, B2MeM 2010, B2MeM 2012, B2MeM 2013
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet, General
Warnings: Mature Themes, Violence--Mild
Series: RAFA 'verse
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 6087     Read Count: 7886
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Published: March 06, 2012     Updated: May 29, 2013


Strength by Independence1776

Rated: General | [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Nerdanel visits Celebran after her arrival on Tol Eressa.
Characters: Celebran, Nerdanel
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1462     Read Count: 376
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Published: April 30, 2014     Updated: April 30, 2014


The Chain That Snaps by Independence1776

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Elrond rescues Maglor from a laboratory. Hurt/comfort.
Characters: Elrond, Galadriel, Maglor
Challenges: None
Genres: General, Horror
Warnings: ***Torture
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2680     Read Count: 67
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Published: November 18, 2016     Updated: November 18, 2016


The In-universe Authorship of LACE by Independence1776

Rated: General | [Reviews - 1]
Summary: The in-universe authorship of LACE makes the document inherently unreliable.
Characters: Eriol
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 890     Read Count: 410
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Published: July 20, 2013     Updated: July 20, 2013


The Well by Independence1776

Rated: General | [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Post Fourth Age. Maglor meets someone unexpected. Nominated in the 2009 MEFAs.


Characters: Maglor
Challenges: None
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 601     Read Count: 1030
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Published: February 25, 2009     Updated: February 25, 2009


Trinkets by Independence1776

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 26]
Summary:

A collection of unrelated drabbles and ficlets too short to post on their own. Each story has a separate rating.

Newest story: Chapter 33: Nellas in early autumn. Drabble.


Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Elros, Fanor, Finarfin, Fingon, Finrod Felagund, Idril, Indis, Lthien Tinviel, Maedhros, Maglor, Mriel Serind, Nellas, Nerdanel, Original Character(s), Orom, Tuor
Challenges: International Day of Femslash
Genres: Alternate Universe, Fixed-length Ficlet, General, Horror, Humor, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: Expletive Language, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Mild, Sexual Content--Moderate, Violence--Mild
Series: None
Chapters: 33 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 8505     Read Count: 15971
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Published: July 05, 2013     Updated: September 23, 2016