Greetings, mortals (or mlorats if
Count Menelvagor the Slayer of Killerbytes, Signore Rogghio,
Editor of Sauron's Dairy, and Lord High Enervator of the Empire of
Psot, Bane of the Jellyrog Unrepentant, Tamer of Firestorm the Dragon,
Hopelessly Wacky Baritone, and Grand Flusher of the Sacred Precincts of
Tyope, Protector of the Traskéd Stuff, R.E.A.L.L.Y.W.E.I.R.D,
also known as Tildanor the Balrog, Count of Cirith Ungallant, High
Priest of Tyope, and Knight of the Lost Cause of Snyppynge.
Additionally, I am Count Nikolai
Vagorovich and Don Operatico.
In short, I have a myriad
personalities, and they're all out to get me.
As Count Menelvagor, I carry out
research into some of the weirder byways of Muddle-earth. I have
translated Sauron's Diary and the
Ouestmarcheillaise, or The Count of Monte Fato.
I am also a spokesman (or spokesrog) for Balrogs, deeply misunderstood creatures whose reputation Tolkien besmirched. For
more about Balrogs, see the Rogsylvania Tourist Page below.
Rogsylvania forms part of Fredonia, a collaborative humour
project at http://fredonia.teunc.org.
As Don Operatico, I have
perpetrated various weird operatic parodies and been involved in other
weird opera stuff at Opera News Online. Some of this material may
be found at Teatro
And as Cnout Tlidanor, I am a
confuzzled blarong hwo pseaks a weird patois cllaed tyopese. Click here for more about the world of TURPS, the Terribly Unorthodox Role-playing Society from which I come.
(This isn't counting Pseudonymus the Jellyfish, viceregent of Morambar, who heads the cult-like Fredonian Academy of Tolkien Studies (FATS). FATS hatches bizarre theories about Tolkien while worshipping Morambar as the one true Tolkien expert.)
Rogsylvania Tourism Page Information about balrogs and their delightful country
The Count of Monte Fato What would nineteenth-century France be like if it were Middle-earth?
The Watcher in the Water A charming song
A Little Song
Sauron Including Sauron's Diary and Sauron's Blog
Derridina's Fanfic Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter as written by a teenaged fangirl who sometimes falls into literary Theory
Petit navire Another charming song
The Quest for Sauron's Diary Generic fantasy parody
Wesley Crusher's Diary
Mordorquest Weird collective story in e-mail group I Belonged to
fats.teunc.org (in progress)