That's so cool how you came up with your pen name!
No where as cool or thought out as how I got mine... haha.
I applaud you, sir.
Author's Response: Thanks for digging this essay out of the dusty vaults of the Minas Tirith archives. Your attention and reviews are much appreciated.
This is really good, a lot of thought put into a name.
Author's Response: Thanks, Sage, for taking the time to look up one of my past essays. I had also considered "Uncle Karl" and "Gwaithmir" before settling on my present pen name. One of my friends suggested "Village Blacksmith", which I suppose would have fit into Middle Earth culture okay, but it didn't sound Gondorian enough to me.
No, my story is just focased mainly around Gandalf and the rest of the fellowship right now. Maybe when I have more time I will write about some other things. But you did get the character right. Also if you read "The Squire's Tales" by: Gerald Morris he has her daughter helping Gwain and Terence on their quests sometimes. If you could, let me know what you think of my story.
Awesome. You should totally repost those challenges mate. I miss them and they were so popular as well. I wrote upp all that info too if you want to know, I just noticed you hadn't reviewed or anything, doesn't really matter but I'm really getting desperate for feedback now, especially considering I'm on holidays and have nothing to do. Anyways, I'm gonna go and reread Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. I'll talk to ya soon hopefully - Breia
Author's Response: Thanks for your attention, Breia. I'll repost my old challenges soon, as well as issuing one or two new ones.
This summer was rather busy for me, in spite of the fact that I'm retired. My best time for reading, writing and reviewing is when I'm snowed in for the winter. I'll Email you the details on last summer's activities as well as some ideas I have for future stories and essays. Bye for now!
I love the thought involved, I just thought of a favorite character in Camelot legends.
Author's Response: Well, your pen name is certainly appropriate for Camelot legends. As I recall, the Lady of the Lake gave Excalibur to King Arthur. Do your writings include tales of Arthur and his knights?
Thanks for your review and for exhuming my long-forgotten article from the dusty vaults of the Minas Tirith library.
I like it very much, it's one of the best names I have seen, it's not flowery, not overly ornate, or chosen from tv or film. [ Not that I care, if a story is good the pen-name does not matter, but the better authors tend to have * authentic * sounding and not overly gushing-fanbrat type names, if you know what I mean. It shows a certain maturity, which is what I look for in what I read ] I knew what the Stonewain Valley was, and wondered if your character might indeed be a '' real '' chronicler of Gondor who was writing the events in after years, as it sounded like that.
Author's Response: Thanks for the glowing review, xFanarix, especially the suggestion that my pen name sounds like that of a Gondorian chronicler. The history of Elessar's reign, as I envision it, is something I've been trying to convey in Arwen's Journey and related short stories.
That is a very nice way of choosing a pen name, you know, nice and logical.
I would agree with one of your anonymous friends: Your screen name definitely sounds both a.) Gondorian and b.) poetical.
Author's Response: Thanks, Nazgrrl. My interest is writing LotR fan fiction came far too late in life for the vicissitudes of my youth to have any relevancy in choosing a pen name, hence my story was not as dramatic as yours. My anonymous friend will gain recognition of a sort soon. He and I will make a cameo appearance in Arwen's Journey.