"I would draw some of the great tales in fullness, and leave many only placed in the scheme, and sketched. The cycles should be linked to a majestic whole, and yet leave scope for other minds and hands, wielding paint and music and drama..."

-J.R.R. Tolkien 1951

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed."

-Albert Einstein1930

Hello and well met. Thank you for dropping in. I hope the little fellow in the front room did not startle you overly much. I would say that he is harmless, and for the most part that is true, but do be careful around him as he has been known to bite off fingers, especially if you're wearing a ring. 

I am Yaralindi. The name is from Tolkien's Elven Language and means ancient songs. I believe that all stories, including the marvelous stories that are our lives, should be like music - often melodious, sometimes cacophonous, but always filled with the emotions that make each moment we experience special and memorable.

The quotes on the left are from two of my heroes. They fully understood that life is more than words on a page or figures in a book. Please read them.

However, you did not visit to hear me ramble. I have been writing for more years than I care to admit. A lot of what I write is steeped in the art known as science fiction, but sometimes my muse will take me to Middle Earth. While there, I am inspired most often to write poetry, but stories spring to mind as well. Many friends have asked that I share these and thus I open my doors to you. 

If this interests you, please use the buttons below to select which section of Bag-End you would like to visit. Please enjoy what you see and read, but please do not take anything without permission. The green fellow out front does that to me all the time and it drives me crazy. 

If you have any comments at all, including negative ones, please do not hesitate to drop me a note using the button marked email.



An eclectic mix of some of my musings.


My novel for this year's National Novel Writing Month.


The after-Oscar's Party on March 27th, 2003.


Writer's of the Future 18 on August 17th, 2002.

Eni Niuria

An on-going AD&D adventure I am conducting.


Tiny Terminators Are Us, online game guild on The Realm.



October 25, 2003