Cliched, but what the heck...nice chapter and an excellent story. I do wonder if Gorfy kept the knife in the end. Or if Elrohir could use his bow again.And I would love to have one of Noladar's foals because i love horses and i don't have a pet anymore, we had to put my dog to sleep.
Oh, and did you manage to get your story published?
I would have reviewed sooner but I don't have Internet anymore, so practically no net access.
Namarie, and i hope there's another story in the offing!
Author's Response: Hello again, Thredith!rnrnCliched, yes, I suppose so. I was young and didn't know better! ;) Well, that's my story. rnrnI rather think "Gorfy" would keep the knife, despite the damage. I can imagine him in Valinor, showing the knife to a young elf who had never left and telling him tales of the mortal realm and the magnificent horse he had when he was there, Asfaloth . . . and in the background there is the neighing of Asfaloth's offspring and the shouting of angry elves. I think Elrohir would get a new bow, though. I doubt he'd ever see his old one again, or, if he did, that it would be worth salvaging due to water damage.rnrnI'd love to have one of Noladar's foals, too, but that's just because I'm horse crazy (you may have guessed) and *any* horse will do. The fact that they're beautiful and intelligent are added bonuses (though the behavior could prove inconvenient). ;)rnrnI'm sorry about your dog. I've lost animal friends and I know it hurts when that happens. I think it's worse if you just have one pet to lavish affection on (though that is a circumstance I have never personally experienced). We recently lost three adult goats, all of them prematurely, for varying reasons. One kid died at birth, but I wasn't attached to her yet. On the up side, we have two new kids we're keeping and that helps. They're sweet and cute and I love them. :)rnrnNo, my story's not published. We've been very busy here (long story), and I haven't actually tried yet. Even after I try, from everything I hear, publishing is a long and laborious process. Still, I hold out some slight hope of eventual success. ;)rnrnNo Internet! Horrors! ;) I'm only half kidding, too. It's okay about the timing. I'm not exactly the World's Promptest Person, myself. This, you may have noticed. ;) I might take the award for World's Worst Procrastinator, though.rnrnHmm, well, I'm not sure about fanfiction, but you never know. I'm currently working on the sequel to my original fiction story. It's going to be novel-length and I'm a slow writer, so this may take a while. However, I plan to post a short story or two that I've already written, and you never know what plotbunnies will jump out of the screen and sink their fangs in me. :) I might post a sequel to "An Elf's Best Friend." It was the first fanfic I ever wrote "Flight to the Ford: Asfaloth's Tale." However, since it was my first story, every time I look at it I cringe and want to hide under the desk from sheer embarrassment. My writing skill was abysmal. Anyway, my point was, yes, probably more writing from me, though *when* I cannot say.rnrnThank you for your reviews. I appreciated them greatly and was always glad to see them. :)rnrnFarewell wherever you fare!rnrn~Still Anonymous
Asfaloth the Intellectual...hmmm
I think that it was a pity that Glorfindel and the twins were left out of the movie, they are more interesting than Arwen any day!!!
Oh, and where do you publish your original fiction?
I would love to read it.
Author's Response: Well, of *course* he's Asfaloth the Intellectual! ;) *Everyone* knows how smart he is! It is so patently obvious that one cannot walk by him without realizing that here stands one of the greatest horses to ever grace Arda with his magnificent presence (though he's sure he *is* the greatest, he hasn't met all the others, and so does not lay claim to that title yet). Uh, erm, yes . . . anyway . . . ;) I do think Glorfindel and the twins are far more interesting than Arwen, but I also think Arwen has a lot of unrealized potential. Movie-Arwen and Fanon-Arwen give her short-shrift. I'm sorry, but I don't have any published original fiction . . . yet. ::big grin:: There's none published *online,* but I've finished a short story about a six-year-old girl and her guardian dragon that I'm going to try to get published. As in, *really* published. In "real life." Well, actually, my *father's* going to try to get it published because I still live at home and therefore dump all such jobs on him. Heh heh. To view more of my work, follow the link in my profile. Fanfiction solely, alas, but better than nothing, I hope. :) ~Still Anonymous
Funny little chapter.
I like horses too. I have a dog, a Dobermann, but she's paralysed now. But honestly, having goats and cats(I love them too) must be fun!!!
Anyways, I love Asfaloth, Glorfindel and Elrohir. And I also LOVE this story!!
Author's Response: Hi, Thredith! Yes, the cats and goats are fun, especially the babies (though the bottle-feeding in the middle of the night is not). I love them all. We just got a buck kid and he has to be bottle-fed, but he's worth it. He's very sweet. I used to prefer Shadowfax to Asfaloth, but now that I've written about him so much, I've gotten kind of attached. And I thought it simply wasn't *fair* that Glorfindel and Elrohir were left out of the movies. A travesty, I say! ;) And thank you. I know it's really great when I run across I like a lot, and I'm glad you love this one! ~ Still Anonymous
You have a delicious, wicked sense of humour! *g* Apart from the humour, I really enjoyed your characterizations and the quality of your writing. I'm quite curious to see how Glorfindel and Asfaloth will get along - I'm not yet sure whether to pity the elf or the horse... ;-)
Author's Response: Delicious and wicked, huh? ::big grin:: I'm not sure I should be entirely flattered . . . but I am! :) To be honest, I'm still satisfied with the characterisations, but as I look back on it, I'm not entirely pleased by some of the prose. I know I'm my own worst critic, so I'm glad you liked the writing quality (and the characterisations, too, of course)! :) Personally, I pity the elf most of the time. Asfaloth brings his problems onto himself. At one point, though, I can't help but feel a little sorry for him . . . but then, you wouldn't know about that part yet! ;) But fear not! You will learn. Hehehe! (Authorial privilege and all that.) Yes, I'm very rotten and love to tease. ;) Thank you, Tinu! Still Anonymous
i'm loving this story, elves and horses such a good mix, hope there is more thanks for writing
Author's Response: Mae govannen, elfenears! Thank you, I'm glad you love the story. I'm afraid I can't do elves and horses justice, but I try. :) There is a lot of potential for fanfiction there. Yes, there is more. I think there are three more chapters and an epilogue. I could hardly stop it here, could I? You're welcome. My pleasure. :) Thank you for reviewing! ~Still Anonymous
A nice chapter, as always.
I really enjoy Asfaloth being naughty.
Do love animals a lot? I'm asking only because 3 of your 4 stories concern animals. Personally, I love animals and thats partly why I enjoy your stories so much.
Author's Response: Hi, Thredith! Thank you! :) Yes, Asfaloth's a lot of fun when he's misbehaving! Well, I *could* say I love animals. However, I'm not sure that would really cover it. ;) Yes, I do. Anything furry (barring spiders, I don't count them), and some things that aren't. Horses are my favorite and dogs are a close second. It is unfortunate that I have neither, but I content myself fairly well with lots of cats and goats who I spoil mercilessly. :D Some of my inspiration for Asfaloth comes from them. They're all misbehaving tyrants who like to rule my life. ;) Not that I mind. Still Anonymous
Is there another chapter to it?
I hope there is, though.
I love the way you write, Gift Of Orome was very well written and I'm glad that it was a finalist at Mithril awards.
Keep writing ~Thredith
Author's Response: Mae govannen, Thredith. Yes, there are four more chapters and an epilogue. Thank you, I'm glad you liked A Gift From OromŽ. :) No fear, I've no intention of ceasing to write. I've been writing fanfiction for about six years now. (Wow, has it really been that long?!) I've branched out into original fiction so I don't write as much fanfiction, but I still do occasionally. "An Elf's Best Friend" was my second fanfiction story, so it's pretty old. I still kind of like it, though. Asfaloth's a lot of fun. Thank you for the review! Still Anonymous