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Penname: Karlmir Stonewain [Contact]
Real name: Karl
Membership status: Member
Member since: November 25, 2011
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Born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA. Presently residing with my cats in Chester, Mass.

I am a retired tool maker. My main interests are reading, building stone walls and Lepidoptera. I also have a taste for Classical Music and Classicist paintings. My favorite artist is John William Godward.

Trivia challenge for LotR movie fans: Identify the genus and species of the silk moth which Gandalf speaks to on the top of Orthanc Tower.

I first read Lord of the Rings in 1970 while in Vietnam. At the time, I was a big fan of Sci-Fi and fantasy novels. My interest in LotR was reinvigorated by the release of Peter Jackson's films, encouraging me to read the trilogy again.

I am presently working on a Middle Earth novel, set during the decade following the War of the Ring, as well as short stories featuring original characters created for the novel.

My favorite character is Arwen.

Some favorite quotes:

"The world is my country, humanity are my bretheren, and to do good deeds is my religion."
--Thomas Paine

"The mariner does not pray for wind. He learns to sail."
--Gustav Lindborg

"There is no expedient to which man will not resort in order to avoid the necessary labor of thinking."
--Sir Joshua Reynolds

"Men fear time. Time fears the Pyramids."
--Egyptian Proverb

"If you wish to be a writer--write!"
--Epictetus

"Soldiers fight and die to advance the wealth and luxury of the great, and they are called masters of the world without having a clod of earth to call their own."
--Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus

"I expect to pass this way but once; any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now...for I shall not pass this way again."
--Etienne De Grellet

"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying or reassuring."
--Carl Sagan

"In nine lifetimes, you'll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you."
--Michel de Montaigne

I would like to correspond with other members. I can be reached at karlmir@verizon.net


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Stories by Karlmir Stonewain

Title: Lothlórien Autumn by Karlmir Stonewain
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: Submitted for your approval: Liv Tyler has had enough problems over the past year with her recent divorce and inexplicable Elvish appearance. Her closest friends and business associates believe she has acquired her Elvish ears through surgical alteration motivated by a psychological obsession with Middle Earth. A year after her mysterious sojourn in Middle Earth, the enigmatic Evenstar pendant once again falls into her possession──along with unexpected visitors. Will she have the courage to reenter The Twilight Zone and restore the balance between Middle Earth and her own world? Will she find a way to reverse her Elvish appearance? What sort of welcome will she receive in Minas Tirith? One note of caution: In The Twilight Zone, be very careful what you wish for. A sequel to Elven Ears.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Eldarion, Elfwine, Éomer, Éowyn, Faramir, Lothiriel, OFC, Orc
Content: Action/Adventure, Crossover
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 23 | Completed: No | Word count: 120980 | Read count: 4387

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Published: May 23, 2015 | Updated: May 25, 2016


Title: Arwen's Journey: A Tale of Middle Earth by Karlmir Stonewain
Rated: Explicit [ - ]
Summary: During the decade following the War of the Ring, King Elessar and Queen Undómiel work tirelessly to reunify the kingdom and institute governmental reforms. Most of the war-weary population embraces the King’s peacetime policies and building projects as prosperity and opportunity slowly return to Gondor and beyond. Old enemies resurface, however, as four villains emerge to cast covetous eyes upon the southern provinces and form an evil alliance which will threaten the stability of the empire and even the safety of the royal family.

Disclaimer: This story is based upon the world and characters created by J.R.R. Tolkien. It has been written solely for the enjoyment of my readers and I make no profit from it of any kind.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Beregond, Celeborn, Elfwine, Éomer, Éowyn, Faramir, Gandalf, Gimli, Legolas, Lothiriel, OFC, OMC, Orc, Samwise "Sam" Gamgee, Uruk-Hai
Content: Action/Adventure, Angst, Character Death, Erotica, Explicit Sex, Femmeslash, Het
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 32 | Completed: No | Word count: 222462 | Read count: 8495

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Published: July 29, 2014 | Updated: May 23, 2016


Title: Waking Dreams: An Early Morning Ramble in Anórien by Karlmir Stonewain
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: Karlmir Stonewain has one of his typical nighttime brainstorms on Middle Earth, with an occasional whispered suggestion from his muse Arwen Evenstar/Liv Tyler. This is an updated version of a story I posted on another website several years ago.

Disclaimer: This essay is based on the world and characters created by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is written solely for the enjoyment of my readers and I make no profit from it of any kind. The persona of Liv Tyler in this story is imaginary and is not intended to be an actual depiction of the real actress.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Arwen
Content: Gen, Humor
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1568 | Read count: 294

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Published: February 27, 2016 | Updated: February 27, 2016


Title: Senatorial Robes by Karlmir Stonewain
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: King Elessar likes to attend official meetings in casual dress whenever he can, but Arwen has other ideas.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen
Content: None
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 628 | Read count: 711

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Published: December 08, 2015 | Updated: December 08, 2015


Title: A Solstice for Andrea by Karlmir Stonewain
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: This is a poem I wrote some time ago for a special Elf. Alas! She was not impressed and soon after sailed away to a Valinor of her own. But I have never forgotten her. Is there anything so foolish as an old man in love?
Category: Poetry
Characters: None
Content: Romance
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 63 | Read count: 606

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Published: October 22, 2015 | Updated: October 22, 2015


Title: Letters from the Undying Lands by Karlmir Stonewain
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: Valinor/Middle Earth Communications in the Fourth Age
Category: Non-Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Celeborn, Frodo, Galadriel, Samwise "Sam" Gamgee
Content: Gen
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 511 | Read count: 834

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Published: October 12, 2015 | Updated: October 12, 2015


Title: October Night: A Soldier's Nighttime Reverie by Karlmir Stonewain
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: Pocosin the scout and some of his mates are bivouacked on the Field of Cormallen on a crisp mid-autumn night. Long after his friends have fallen asleep, the fledgling ranger pensively gazes upon a cloudless sky as a crescent moon slowly sinks behind the distant Ered Nimrais. After a hasty breakfast, he buys a sheet of cheap paper from a peddler and eagerly dips his quill.
Category: Poetry
Characters: OMC
Content: None
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 124 | Read count: 661

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Published: June 11, 2015 | Updated: June 11, 2015


Title: Elven Ears by Karlmir Stonewain
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: Submitted for your approval: Liv Tyler – award-winning actress, talented singer, mother. A recent trip and somewhat mundane stay in Denver as part of a grueling shooting schedule on her latest film is finally coming to a close. Fond memories of her work on Lord of the Rings and returning home to three-year-old Milo and husband Royston fill her thoughts as she retires for the night. Ahead of her lies but one more day of shooting. Unbeknownst to her, however, lies an unexpected, albeit brief journey beyond fanciful thoughts and pleasant dreams──a journey which will take her into The Twilight Zone.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Eldarion, OFC, OMC
Content: Action/Adventure, Crossover, Mystery
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 8 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 38476 | Read count: 3249

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Published: November 14, 2014 | Updated: May 14, 2015


Title: King Oak by Karlmir Stonewain
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: Two decades after the War of the Ring, the Bombadils bid farewell to an old friend of the forest.

Disclaimer: This story is fan fiction based on the world and characters created by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is written solely for the entertainment of my readers and I make no profit from it of any kind.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Goldberry, Tom Bombadil
Content: Angst, Character Death, Gen, Hurt/Comfort
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 3145 | Read count: 423

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Published: March 24, 2015 | Updated: March 24, 2015


Title: Stone Walls and a Gemstone by Karlmir Stonewain
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: Answering my own challenge on how I chose my pen name.
Category: Non-Fiction
Characters: None
Content: Gen
Challenges: What's in a Name?
Challenge: What's in a Name?
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 420 | Read count: 858

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Published: March 02, 2015 | Updated: March 02, 2015


Title: Pax Gondoria by Karlmir Stonewain
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: Answering my own challenge about why I write LotR fan fiction.
Category: Non-Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen
Content: Gen
Challenges: Middle Earth Forever!
Challenge: Middle Earth Forever!
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1515 | Read count: 930

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Published: August 17, 2014 | Updated: August 17, 2014


Title: Freida's Frypan Frolic by Karlmir Stonewain
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: Evenstar’s Second Handmaid falls back on her experience as a former scullery wench as an ingenious way to deal with her mistress’ late winter depression. This tale takes place around mid-March, year 48 FO.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Eldarion, OFC
Content: Humor
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 13013 | Read count: 2277

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Published: March 02, 2012 | Updated: March 17, 2012


Title: Queen's Brothers Bag Record-Breaking Warg! by Karlmir Stonewain
Rated: General Audiences [ - ]
Summary: Here is an article from a weekly newspaper published somewhere in the New City Quarter of Minas Tirith during the Fourth Age. This was in response to a challenge by NessaMahtar on www.lotrfanfiction.com
Category: Fiction
Characters: Elladan, Elrohir
Content: Action/Adventure, Character Death
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1594 | Read count: 1665

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Published: February 05, 2012 | Updated: February 05, 2012


Title: Green Fletchings by Karlmir Stonewain
Rated: Teen [ - ]
Summary: In the decades before the War of the Ring, Ithilien was a no man’s land, periodically contested and occupied by bands of Orcs from Mordor and troops of rangers from Emyn Arnen and Minas Tirith. Among the rangers’ ranks was a young scout, a stalwart lad by the name of Pocosin. He came from a small farming community near the banks of the River Serni in central Lebennin. This story takes place somewhere in the Ithilien woods about a dozen years before the War of the Ring. A sequel to The Lucky Arrow.
Category: Fiction
Characters: None
Content: Action/Adventure, Angst, Character Death
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 4596 | Read count: 1258

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Published: January 05, 2012 | Updated: January 05, 2012


Title: Trahald the Laborer by Karlmir Stonewain
Rated: Teen [ - ]
Summary: During the early spring of the year 14 FO, three years after Cromwell’s Rebellion, a pair of teenage boys from Calembel arrives in Minas Tirith, intent on seeking their fortunes. They will quickly find employment and make the acquaintance of an odd, misshapen fellow, a sorry victim of the War of the Ring who has lost most of his long term memory. Who is this strange person and how did he come to live in the New City Quarter?
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Cromwell's Rebellion takes place in my story Arwen's Journey. Please observe restrictions for "Explicit" rating.
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This story was first posted on www.lotrfanfiction.com in response to a challenge by Anwyn.

Category: Fiction
Characters: Gollum/Sméagol
Content: AU, Drama
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 12215 | Read count: 4582

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Published: December 24, 2011 | Updated: December 31, 2011


Title: The Lucky Arrow by Karlmir Stonewain
Rated: Teen [ - ]
Summary: In the decades before the War of the Ring, Ithilien was a no man’s land, periodically contested and occupied by bands of Orcs from Mordor and troops of rangers from Emyn Arnen and Minas Tirith. The rangers’ brave leader was Captain Faramir, son of Denethor II, Steward of Gondor. This story takes place near the northern fringes of the Ithilien woods about a dozen years before the War of the Ring (Adapted from a Vietnam experience).
Category: Fiction
Characters: Faramir, Orc
Content: Action/Adventure, Character Death, Drama
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 2593 | Read count: 1883

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Published: December 22, 2011 | Updated: December 22, 2011