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Title: The Abandoned Barn Reviewer: Signofthetimes Signed
He didn't have a brush? I always thought he'd be the kind of elf to carrying around all that sort of stuff! Still he made up for the lack of grooming equipment in the latter part of the chapter. Very well done, must fan myself now.

Author's Response: LOL!! I know, I know. Everyone makes fun of Legolas for having pretty hair that looks like he is constantly checking a mirror to make sure nothing's out of place. This was just my little way of countering that. He's gorgeous, he's sexy, he's an elf, but let's face it, he's still a male and they don't think about things like that. Or at least that's how I feel. Glad you enjoyed it. Only two chapters left and Legi won't be lacking. hehe.
Date: Mar 11 2011 04:55 pm [Report This]
Title: The Abandoned Barn Reviewer: EldarinPrincess Signed
five words--thank god for the fan!!!

oh and I had a certain song playing, and at the climax of both the story and song, it was too much of a coincidence. now I won't be able to hear this song the same way...

I loved how you touched upon Rhav's incessant need to be in charge, and I am glad Legolas spoke up about it. His journey with the Fellowship really has made him more mature. Not the same whimsical dreamy Prince of before.

Author's Response: Ha ha ha! And I've got five more words for you--don't put that fan away. Two more chapters and the last is very fan worthy *wink*. Well, as you can tell, Rhav is changing a lot and this just might be one of her most signicant. First she needed to deal with her self indulgent pride, now she's learning to give into and trust Legolas during her most intimate moments. Next she will get a lesson in giving into herself, but we'll save that for the last chapter. She will finally be able to relax and just enjoy everything life has to offer. Besides, she's got Legolas. What more could she want? Oh, and glad the song thing worked out. Music really sets the mood.
Date: Mar 10 2011 07:42 pm [Report This]
Title: The Abandoned Barn Reviewer: Domestic Duchess Signed
Wow. I'm pretty verbose, but i think i'm speechless. This was so interesting and so unique! So unusual! I think it's great! There are words, lines, paragraphs in this that are fantastic. I don't know how you're able to write three thousand word love scenes and keep it interesting and fresh. I'm totally jealous. I really like this!

Author's Response: Thank you so much Duchess. I have to give credit where credit is due. A very wonderful friend of mine gave me the archer glove idea. I really had to think about it and, well, this is what I came up with. I think these two are just so sexy and wonderful together. I couldn't stop writing. My muse wouldn't let me and so it turned out a little long than I expected. I am so glad you liked it. I always think of your writing and how you make it sound so raw and real and try to put the same kind of spin on it.
Date: Mar 10 2011 06:03 pm [Report This]
Title: The Last Stand Reviewer: aur Signed
Another great chapter. Rhav and Legolas together at last(on the battle field). You thought of everything here. I enjoyed your take on the black gates, The destruction of Sauron, and the eagles rescue of Sam and Frodo. Now everyone can take a break before a new Kingdom is built. Enjoyed it as always!

Author's Response: I was pretty battled out by the time I got to this part. I'm glad it came across. And yes, they can all take some much deserved time off, some more than others. *wink wink* ; - )
Date: Mar 07 2011 07:45 pm [Report This]
Title: The Last Stand Reviewer: Melusine Signed
Nice to see them fighting together as a team and not at each other's throats. Last chapter was good also; nice to see confessions of love and need. I do think they need to rebuild trust now considering their infidelities when they were still a couple (I thought, maybe I'm wrong?). Maybe they'll talk about that soon?

Author's Response: It's been a while since I reread this but I think they touched on this before. They came to an understanding that their lives took a turn, one that they needed at the time. Now they are ready to move forward. Legolas will encourage Rhav to be less of a warrior and more of a female. Soon she will learn that giving into her femininity is not weakness but something that Legolas craves. And that's when the fun begins.
Date: Mar 07 2011 09:47 am [Report This]
Title: Long Awaited Confession Reviewer: EldarinPrincess Signed
I loved this chapter the most I think. Rhav has truly matured. I know it's hard for her to admit to anything, but this was perfect. It's so tough to admit anything, especially when you need someone so desperately. And Legolas is a changed Elf now. He needed to hear her words. Loved how you wrote Gimli, too. I see Legolas and Rhav as both having matured and come a long way.

Author's Response: They really are coming into their own now. They have been through so much but they always come back to each other. The love between them is strong. It has always been there. They just didn't recognize it. Rhav admitting she needs Legolas was maybe the hardest thing she has ever done, but it is also the most satisfying thing her heart has ever felt. Gimli will get a little more time in the spotlight in the next chapter. I really love writing for him. He flows so easily.
Date: Mar 05 2011 04:39 am [Report This]
Title: Long Awaited Confession Reviewer: Domestic Duchess Signed
Oh, it's so nice they can finally admit their feelings for each other! It's sort of bittersweet though too, with Leggy's distraction and admission of wanting to go to the sea, but no relationship is perfect and it's just another complication they'll have to work on together. I really like this softer, kinder gentler Rhav. She's tender and loving, maybe Leggy makes her that way. It's almost refreshing, like a weight has been lifted off her and sort of off the reader! It's nice to see them both vulverable at the same time. They sort of prop each other up, and fill in the other's cracks, make up for the other's weaknesses. I can just hear and see your version of Gimli talking. He's so grumpy and ornery. He must be fun to write! Oh, yeah, and the whole thing there where Leggy is talks about how he feels called to the sea is a fantastic black moment. I didn't really know if they were going to move on together past that revelation. You went all philosophical there for a minute too. It's kind of like a curse that Rhav can't hear of see the beauty in things like Leggy can. Ironic and rather sad that her greatest strength is her greatest weakness. Rhav definatly has some perspective on life now, that she wouldn't have had if she had stayed in Mirkwood or even in lorien. It's a nice slow believable progression of both character's personalities and their romance.

Author's Response: I'm glad Rhav is coming across that way for you. Not only has a weight been lifted off her and the reader, but me too. She is an exhausting character to write for. As far as Gimli, I just love the little guy. I see him as grumpy and complaining but that is just a front. He loves Legolas dearly and now Rhav. His scenes always flow so easily when writing for him. And the reason Rhav can't hear or feel what Legolas can of the sea is because she has not been called. To me it is like something buried deep within every elf. It is something they don't know about until the time comes for them to part M E. But Legolas was exposed to it prematurely and it has hit him ten fold. So when Rhav tries to listen for it, she cannot hear it. She only hears what's around her, which happens to be a war-torn city. Legolas is hearing the call of the undying lands and that extends beyond M E. Rhav keeps Legolas from giving into his sea longing and Legolas keeps her from burying herself in thoughts of fighting. They are balancing themselves out and that can only mean a greater bond eventually and of course some great romance.
Date: Mar 02 2011 07:03 pm [Report This]
Title: Moving On In Lothlorien Reviewer: Irial Signed
Soooo sad! Not going to lie, got a bit teary!

Author's Response: Aw : - ( I don't like to see anyone cry but I'm glad it moved you.
Date: Mar 02 2011 01:29 pm [Report This]
Title: The Healing Pool Reviewer: Irial Signed
That's a really good take on it, I never thought about the way the Ring would effect others beyond the Ring-Bearer. Awesome penmanship!

Author's Response: I like to think that it would to a point. It happened at the councel of Elrond after all and I feel the elves might be a little more susceptible to it's power than men. Thanks again Irial.
Date: Mar 02 2011 01:21 pm [Report This]
Title: Training and Battle Reviewer: Irial Signed
W.O.W I'm so intrigued as to what will happen between Rhav and Haldir. What a messy love triangle this is turning out to be!

Author's Response: First of all, it's nice to meet you Irial. Thank you for reading and reviewing. I usually try to answer each review but chose to respond to all of yours for this one. I'm so glad you are enjoying the story. Lots of ups and downs in this one but soon the rollercoaster will even out. There's more to come and the story itself is coming to a close. Rhavaniel has touched me deeply and I can still see her in different situations even after this is complete. I never know where my mind with wander to. Again, thank you so much for all the encouraging reviews. It was a nice little surprise for this stormy Monday morning.
Date: Feb 28 2011 04:51 am [Report This]
Title: The Prisoner Reviewer: Irial Signed
I really like the change of pace in your story. Keeps everything alive and moving : )
Date: Feb 28 2011 04:24 am [Report This]
Title: When Hearts Collide Reviewer: Irial Signed
I love the challenge in the aftermath. It's so like them! Great writing, I've been smiling like an idiot the whole time reading this. Really great stuff. I'm jealous of your skill!
Date: Feb 28 2011 04:18 am [Report This]
Title: The Prince's Best Day Reviewer: Irial Signed
I love the mention of the Dwarves. Legolas is so cute when he's blushing!
Date: Feb 28 2011 04:03 am [Report This]
Title: Legolas' Secret Reviewer: Irial Signed
So upsetting for both of them that they can't be where they want to be. I know the feeling. You've captured it well.
Date: Feb 28 2011 03:58 am [Report This]
Title: The Contest Reviewer: Irial Signed
Uh-Oh! So far I'm hook, line and sinkered into this story. So captivating!!!
Date: Feb 28 2011 03:48 am [Report This]
Title: Bait and Switch Reviewer: Irial Signed
Awwwww so sad!
Date: Feb 28 2011 03:41 am [Report This]
Title: The Dance Reviewer: Irial Signed
The dance scene made me laugh. They are SO awkward! Love this stuff, you are a really good story teller : )
Date: Feb 28 2011 03:32 am [Report This]
Title: Game Over Reviewer: Irial Signed
This is really REALLY good, I'm loving the tension between Legolas and Rhavaniel and the uniqueness of their story together. Really good stuff.

Author's Response: Hello there. I see you have written a string of reviews which I am very grateful for. I'll just sum it all up in your lastest one. Thanks for all the kind words.
Date: Feb 28 2011 03:24 am [Report This]
Title: Learning Patience Reviewer: Melusine Signed
It's nice to see her being compassionate here, and putting someone else's needs ahead of her own. It seems like she's starting to grow up now.

Author's Response: She has had an epiphany I guess you could say. Besides, what elf would say no to helping the injured, even Rhav. And of course because it is Faramir, it kind of completes the circle.
Date: Feb 27 2011 07:46 pm [Report This]
Title: Learning Patience Reviewer: ziggy Signed
Wonderful chapter- love it htat its Faramir she is asked to help with and Aragorns' entrance is a nice touch. I liked too his cryptic comments about Legolas being changed etc. Great to see this- need to go back and review hte chapters I have whizzed through in my anxiety to get to the end!!

Author's Response: Thanks ziggy. Aragorn is not in this much and I wanted to show his softer side. War is over and he's glad to see his best friends elleth has made it through. He also knows she may be the only one to help Legolas at this point and politely sends her on her way. As I told aur, I see a long lasting friendship with Faramir and Eowyn, especially Eowyn. I think Rhav could use a female friend like our brave shieldmaiden, though the guys may not approve right away, lol.
Date: Feb 27 2011 07:17 am [Report This]
Title: Learning Patience Reviewer: Domestic Duchess Signed
Parts of this, like the begining and the part where Faramir says the tea is horrible are very humorous! Rhav's maturity shows through in this chapter. the whole thing is over before she even knows it! you've showed her compassionate side here too, and it's a nice thing to see since we've seen so much of how ruthless she can be. She has matured and very quickly too, but then, she's forced to, isn't she. It's not like a total switch in her personality either. I think she is a very compassionate person. This chapter is well written and a smooth and easy read. I'm wondering what will happen next!

Author's Response: I think being locked up and forced to face your demons might sober anyone up, even Rhav. She just wants to get back to something familiar, but she can't turn down someone begging for help either. Of course, the fact that it is Faramir makes it that much more important to her. You are right, she is being forced to hold back, divine intervention maybe? She is a warrior and knows where her place is, but yet when asked to stay and help, she puts those feelings aside to do what she can to bring comfort. This is all just preparing her for what is to come.
Date: Feb 26 2011 06:48 pm [Report This]
Title: Not This Day Reviewer: EldarinPrincess Signed
This is a sweeter side of Rhav, the "new" Rhav if you will. I know she was dying to go battle, but it is very comforting and more noble to sit with someone who is dying. This I have experience from my profession, during my time as an RN on an onocology unit. People are always afraid of being alone at the very end; I am glad she stayed. Would have liked to know her thoughts about the sitatuion, since she is an Elf and Faramir is a Man.

Author's Response: I guess I hadn't really thought of that since we all know Faramir doesn't die. But I think the experience would have humbled her even more. When I wrote this chapter, I was so tired after writing the previous battles. I just didn't have it in me to write another one. That's where Faramir came in. He was my 'out' I guess you could say. And Rhav really needed to be calmed. Battle would only get her excited again.
Date: Feb 26 2011 01:04 pm [Report This]
Title: The Ambassador Returns Reviewer: Signofthetimes Signed
Sad, mad Denethor, I'm glad he makes an appearance, one of my favourite characters but not one that turns up much in fan fiction. I like Rhav's introspection in the prison cell, let's hope she turns the corner soon!

Author's Response: I think Rhav has no choice but to change at this point. It may not be easy but it's necessary.
Date: Feb 22 2011 02:35 pm [Report This]
Title: The Ambassador Returns Reviewer: haldirsbaby Anonymous
Bad BAD girl. you killed off Haldir...Traitor!...My heart aches....

Great there anyway you can add alternate chapter where Haldir does not die?

Author's Response: I know, I know. I'm sorry. I know how much you care. Leggi says he will punish me later for doing what I did and he won't stop until I learn my lesson (which I don't think I'll be learining any time soon,lol). But just remember, no elves were actually harmed in the making of this story. Hal is still alive somewhere and if I know him, he's standing right behind you.
Date: Feb 21 2011 09:12 pm [Report This]
Title: The Ambassador Returns Reviewer: AmberRoseEm Signed
I'm a little confused by this chapter, it feels rushed within it compared to the timeline of the movie. I thought the beacons were lit before Denethor brought Faramir to be burned. If she arrived at that point wouldn't there be a huge army out front? I was otherwise able to follow her story and I'm glad she found her hope. Until the last chapter I wasn't sure where she would ultimately end up in the battle!

Author's Response: I may have changed it a bit just to get it to fit a little better. I'm following the basics of the movie but not strictly. I needed to get her there after Gandalf but with the purpose of meeting Denethor. Having her trying to intervene with the burning of Faramir needed to happpen in order for her to be thrown in jail. Like I said, I'm not following too close on the timeline, but we all get the general idea.
Date: Feb 21 2011 07:17 pm [Report This]
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