lord of the rings fanfic? what? where? please spread the love!
Here are a few of my favorites:
The Abduction of Éomer, King of Rohan | Éomer/Lothíriel. This fic is so sweet, I almost got diabetes reading it. It’s a good read for an afternoon when you’re feeling really sappy and just want pure unadulterated fluff. It’s also REALLY funny…like, clutching your sides funny at some parts.
Tide of Destiny: Choices | Éomer/Lothíriel. Part one in a series, but can easily be read as a standalone. I didn’t really care for the sequel, it just wasn’t my cup of tea. This fic is LONG, and it’s sort of an emotional investment, but it’s really worth the read.
Misfit in Middle-Earth | I have a little bit of a soft spot for the cheesy girl-falls-into-ME stories. This one is a serious gem - the OC finds herself in Middle Earth and has adventures that don’t include the Fellowship, and it’s really refreshing.
The one thing I generally don’t abide by is Glorfindel/OC fic. (Also, Glorfindel/Elrond. -shudder-) There is one exception, and one only. I love this fic so much. There is a printed copy of it in a Lisa Frank binder under my bed at home. I would print the chapters out as they were released and then my best friend in high school and I used to read it together on the school bus and talk about it in hushed tones. This fic means so much to me. It’s cheesy and silly and very much the work of a myspace-generation teenager. This fic was to me what Cassandra Clare was to the HP fandom.
(lol does anyone remember Cassandra Clare ugh 90s fandom let me hold you)
Without further ado, I give you my undisputed favorite fic of all time…
The Games of the Gods | Yes, it is a girl-falls-into-ME story. Yes, it contains that classic ‘I’m so random I grew up in the 90s and had xanga I can has internets’ humor and is really cheesy and sort of side-eye worthy at times…but it’s AMAZING, guys. I would say that approximately 60% of my Glorfindel headcanon was derived from this masterpiece.