breath-takingly beautiful! i love the way you've portrayed cirdan's relationship with the sea.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I could never do Cirdan justice, but he's fun to write and such an interesting character. Thank you again for reading!
A pleasant shock? Isn't that a contradiction in terms? :P
You are so welcome dearie. I wanted to do something for you. *Hugs*
I found him to be quite tragic. He just wanted to go home!
I didn't know he had one! But he always pointed it towards Valinor, which I thought was cool. That would really get Morgoth's back up.
He came across as a bit of a grandfatherly figure to me. All the Elves turning to him when things were bad.
LoL! He only got their voice machine! When I read that bit about seeing Vingilot in his mind, I thought maybe that was the equivalent of Valar Internet.
I love his real name. I thought it was very pretty.
You know, he'd be a great character to narrate the Hobbit. He's seen it all really. Love that idea!
You're welcome! Happy Birthday, sweetie!
What a pleasant shock! I didn’t expect something like this! Thank you, thank you, thank you so much!
My birthday’s the 14th, but I didn’t get to celebrate with my family till today, so this was perfect to top the day off. :)
You captured the beauty and tragedy that is his life! He is given a great and noble task – to stay on one side of the sea for millennia to help others to cross it. But it’s his desire to cross it himself! Such patience! It would make anyone grow a facial hair.
And frankly makes my handful of birthdays seem trivial.
I can never remember about that Seeing Stone. For some reason I just glazed over it every time I read RotK. In fact, I only became aware of it through a fanfic. It’s fascinating! Well, anything to do with the Seeing Stones is fascinating. :D
I love his penchant for taking in elflings. I imagine the relationship he had with Gil-Galad – and probably Earendil, too – as superclose father-and-son. That led into a nice comparison with his ‘true children’, the ships, and his spouse, the sea. All brilliant imagery. Couldn’t have shown any better the intimacy he had with his task.
“But my darling sea, the blue dragon that carries me upon its turbulent back, my lady that I adorn with jewels of my ships, has ever eased my unquiet mind.” – Beautiful!
The joke with my brothers is that he waited in his Havens as the ages progressed, waiting for the Valar to ok his trip home… verily, he only got their voicemachine. And then after that he went in insane and tried to take over the universe. Yeah. This version is much, much kinder to the dear Shipwright!
I like that ‘Nowë’ is used in the end. Makes me feel whimsical and sad. It’s an ancient name, belonging to a world that no longer exists. Maybe no one around him has used it in almost forever – or even knows it. I think he’d keel over if someone did call him by it. The placement of Nowë was most appropriate. :)
Ah, the study of Círdan… the topic merits a whole class. Or at least a video game. Offtopic: I believe he should narrate The Hobbit. My siblings ask why. I say *because.*
Thanks again for the birthday surprise! I can’t really express my gratitude with words so… *massive hug of many minutes*