I am an amateur Tolkienist who has studied Tolkien for four years. I am interested in medieval history, and hope to get a Ph.D. in History. I have made up my own world with its own languages, heavily (perhaps too heavily) influenced by Tolkien, and have written several poems and started several books based on it. I particularly am interested in Tolkien's writings concerning the Silmarils and the early elf-lords such as Fingolfin and Olwë, as well as Tolkien's poetry such as the Lay of Leithian and Eärendil by Bilbo. I was previously known as 188.8.131.52, and many of my contributions were under that name. I am currently writing a fanfic, "Wind of Fire, Oath of Blood", concerning the Exile of the Noldor. It can also be found at The Barrow-downs Fanfiction site, where I post under the name Argalad.
It may seem strange that I put myself at Lore-4 when I have only read Tolkien's works for four years, but ever since about two years ago I have hardly stopped reading the Silmarillion and related works. I read at least a little almost every day.
My current projects on this site include increasing the size of the articles on the ancient elven-lords, increasing all articles related to the Noldor and Gondolin, and making Tolkien Gateway a more informative place in general.