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Penname: Marta [Contact]
Real name: Marta
Member Since: June 22, 2007
Membership status: Member

Bio:

I have been a member of the Tolkien fanfic fandom since 2003, and in that time have developed a deep love for the races created by J.R.R. Tolkien, especially as expanded by the "ancient history" of The Silmarillion. While I primarily write Lord of the Rings- and The Hobbit-based fic, it is almost always influenced by The Silmarillion and others of Tolkien's books - sometimes explicitly, other times only implicitly in the assumptions I have made about my characters. Through my use of The Silmarillion to augment my conception of Third Age events and races, I have fallen in love with The Silmarillion in its own right.

I tend to not write much Silmfic because of lack of time and some most insistent LOTR-based muss, but I love reading it and expanding my horizons in that wa. I have also written a few ficlets and short stories which I look forward to sharing with like-minded folk: that's you.

In real life I study philosophy, and as such I tend to like "deep thoughts" and themes. That is what really has won me over to the Silmarillion most fully, the emotional and intellectual depth that can be found in its pages. While I doubt I will ever leave the LOTR corner of the fandom entirely, I do find myself increasingly drawn to the earlier ages - much like JRRT himself, I suppose! I hope you like my stories, and I look forward to enjoying yours.

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Stories by Marta

A Bird in the Hand by Marta

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

In the Fourth Age, Gondor grapples with the legacy of Numenor that was. (Updated February 2013)


Characters: Barahir (Fourth Age)
Challenges: B2MeM 2009
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Violence--Mild
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2816     Read Count: 1326
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Published: April 04, 2009     Updated: April 04, 2009


As Little Might Be Thought by Marta

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 2]
Summary: "For Maglor took pity upon Elros and Elrond, and he cherished them, and love grew after between them, as little might be thought; but Maglor's heart was sick and weary with the burden of the dreadful oath."
Characters: Elrond, Elros, Maglor
Challenges: B2MeM 2009
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 878     Read Count: 1164
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Published: March 06, 2009     Updated: March 06, 2009


Character of the Month Biographies by Marta

Rated: General | [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

Each month, we spotlight a new character, with a biography posted in the monthly newsletter and the Reference Library Periodicals section. Please view the Table of Contents for the complete list of biographies.


Characters: Isildur, Sauron
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Periodicals
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 3     Read Count: 1029
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Published: August 01, 2008     Updated: August 01, 2011


Coda by Marta

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

After the fall of Numenor, Nienna ponders the nature of loss. (Also featuring Pengolodh.)


Characters: Ar-Pharazôn, Nienna, Pengolodh
Challenges: Akallabêth in August
Genres: General
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 3328     Read Count: 1586
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Published: September 07, 2009     Updated: September 07, 2009


Defiance by Marta

Rated: General | [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Of all the Valar, Ulmo arguably knew the Numenoreans best and it was his waves that were used in their destruction. What must he have thought about the Akallabeth?
Characters: Ulmo
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, Fixed-length Ficlet
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 313     Read Count: 473
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Published: May 07, 2009     Updated: May 07, 2009


Factions by Marta

Rated: General | [Reviews - 0]
Summary: Isildur's theft of the fruit of the White Tree, from a different perspective. (Beta: annmarwalk)
Characters: Isildur, Tar-Míriel
Challenges: Akallabêth in August
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1707     Read Count: 1215
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Published: August 07, 2008     Updated: August 07, 2008


Fire and Smoke by Marta

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

"Thereafter the fire and smoke went up without ceasing; for the power of Sauron daily increased, and in that temple, with spilling of blood and torment and great wickedness, men made sacrifice to Melkor." (Akallabeth)


Characters: Original Character(s)
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1384     Read Count: 1069
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Published: July 15, 2010     Updated: July 15, 2010


Heresy by Marta

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 2]
Summary: "The cruel servants of Celegorm seized his young sons and left them to starve in the forest. Of this Maedhros indeed repented, and sought for them long in the woods of Doriath."
Characters: Celegorm, Maedhros
Challenges: B2MeM 2009
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Character Death, Violence--Mild
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 965     Read Count: 1554
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Published: March 22, 2009     Updated: March 22, 2009


In Durin's Day by Marta

Rated: General | [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Durin's thoughts, on history and his people's place in it. A ficlet of exactly 250 words.
Characters: Durin, Dwarves
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, Fixed-length Ficlet
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 255     Read Count: 470
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Published: May 31, 2010     Updated: May 31, 2010


In the Beginning by Marta

Rated: General | [Reviews - 3]
Summary: A professor, a typewriter, a rainstorm... and a beginning. (Triple-drabble.)
Characters: J.R.R. Tolkien
Challenges: B2MeM 2009
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 298     Read Count: 446
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Published: March 21, 2009     Updated: March 21, 2009


Lords of the West by Marta

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Olwe and Fingolfin had more cause than most to resent the Valar's tendency to leave dark lords unchallenged. A meditation on courgae, tragedy, and divine inaction.


Characters: Fingolfin, Olwë
Challenges: B2MeM 2013
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Humor
Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Content--Mild, Violence--Moderate
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 4235     Read Count: 385
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Published: March 23, 2013     Updated: March 23, 2013


Marta's Mathoms - BMEM 2011 by Marta

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

A series of stories written for Back to Middle-earth Month 2011.

  • New! "Jus Ad Bellum" ft. Elrond, Isiildur, and Maglor; 1,472 words
  • NEW! "Things Unseen" ft. Elendil + Pharazon, 1,136 words
  • NEW! "Three for the Elven-Lords II" ft. Cirdan, 200 words

Characters: J.R.R. Tolkien
Challenges: B2MeM 2011
Genres: Drama, Fixed-length Ficlet, Het
Warnings: ***Rape/Non-consensual Sex, Character Death, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Mild, Violence--Moderate
Series: None
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Completed: No
Word count: 16468     Read Count: 20797
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Published: March 03, 2011     Updated: April 23, 2011


Of Numenor That Was by Marta

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

The story of the last sacrifice offered to Morgoth by Numenor, told in four true drabbles from the perspectives of four OCs.

 


Characters: Original Character(s)
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, Fixed-length Ficlet
Warnings: Character Death, Mature Themes, Violence--Moderate
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 402     Read Count: 2649
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Published: August 01, 2008     Updated: August 01, 2008


Past Deeds by Marta

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 5]
Summary: During the attack on Sirion, Maglor is reminded of past deeds. (300 words)
Characters: Maglor, Original Character(s)
Challenges: None
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fixed-length Ficlet
Warnings: Character Death, Mature Themes, Violence--Graphic
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 312     Read Count: 447
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Published: July 25, 2008     Updated: July 25, 2008


Pride and Prejudice by Marta

Rated: General | [Reviews - 0]
Summary: Aragorn, as the first Gondorian king in nearly a thousand years, chose as his wife an unknown lady from an Elven kingdom. Certainly this would create some friction between Arwen and certain elements of Gondor's stratified society. Imrahil has an idea for how to help her, but to put it in motion, he needs help from an unlikely ally - the new queen's father.
Characters: Elrond, Imrahil
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2638     Read Count: 1498
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Published: May 31, 2010     Updated: May 31, 2010


The Downfall by Marta

Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

"Nine ships there were: four for Elendil, and for Isildur three, and for Anarion two; and they fled before the gale out of the twilight of doom into the darkness of the world. [...] And all the coasts and seaward regions of the western world suffered great change and ruin in that time; for the seas invaded the lands, and shores foundered."


Characters: Anárion, Meneldil
Challenges: B2MeM 2013
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Character Death, Mature Themes, Violence--Moderate
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 871     Read Count: 259
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Published: March 15, 2013     Updated: March 15, 2013


Walking Down Narrow Streets by Marta

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 6]
Summary: What if Tolkien's writings really were translations rather than original creations? Late one night, a certain professor wanders around Oxford, searching for answers.
Characters: J.R.R. Tolkien
Challenges: B2MeM 2009
Genres: None
Warnings: Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Mild
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2913     Read Count: 1870
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Published: March 15, 2009     Updated: March 15, 2009


When We Were Very Young by Marta

Rated: Teens | [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

"And it came to pass that Tar-Palantir grew weary of grief and died. He had no son, but a daughter only, whom he named Míriel in the Elven-tongue; and to her now by right and the laws of the Númenóreans came the sceptre. But Pharazôn took her to wife against her will..." (The Akallabeth)


Characters: Ar-Pharazôn, Elendil, Tar-Míriel
Challenges: B2MeM 2013
Genres: Drama, Het, Romance
Warnings: Violence--Mild
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2102     Read Count: 255
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Published: March 13, 2013     Updated: March 13, 2013