Thanks for the welcome. I used to the same thing, look for elves. When I first started to read the books i became completely obsessed with the Middle-Earth, refusing to come out of my own little world, exept of course when i had to go to school. In fact that is where i came up with my two nicknames. Loriene and Gowen. I eventually used those names in the books i wrote. I am recently working on two books. One is sort of an alternate ending to ROTK and the other is me just adding two characters to Tolkien's books. They'll never be as good as Tolkien's and I will probably never finish them or try to have them published. N/E way, before i bore you all to tears. Namarie.
(in case anyone hadn't noticed, Loriene and Loriene88 are one person. I had to come up with a new user name when i registered nder my new e-mail address.)
PS: If anyone is ever interested in a friend, write me. My e-mail address is written her enough times for people to know what it is....yeah i know, i talk too much :)