Hello again Melda! It's been a LONG time I know! Anyways, just wanted to let you know I've thoroughly enjoyed the previous few chapters, especially seeing Gandalf get into trouble over not closing those portals!! Also props to you for picking Hellsing! I only just finished watching this so had to laugh when I saw Alucard's name pop up haha.
Anyway, thankyou for continuing to entertain absent folks like me! ~ Iri
Aaah never a chapter passes without mishaps that results in unending hilarity! ~ Iri
Author's Response: I do my best, my dear, I do my best. After all, wasn't it Yoda that said 'There is no try, there is only do.'? Don't tell Marie that I just quoted Star Wars. She hates that trilogy with a deep and unending passion...something like her feelings for vampires that sparkle or Justin Beiber.
What awaits them? Why I'd guess a little bit of everything! Wonderful thus far my dear Melda I applaud you ~ Iri
Author's Response: Thank you! I bow to your applause and you must know how much this means to me! It's good to have you reading again.
Jack probably nicked one of those bottomless pit bags from someone from Hogwarts (you know the one Hermione carries around?) and filled it with bottles of rum from every single canon he encountered. That's my theory and I'm sticking to it! Another hilarious albeit short chapter! ~ Iri
Author's Response: That is an excellent theory!
Oh good gosh! Is Snape going to survive these places? I thought some of the worlds they visited last time would surely give him a heart attack. Now he's in the Rocky Horror Picture Show? That couldn't possibly end well!!
Author's Response: I know. Just wait until you read the rest of the chapters with the Dr.Frank-N-Furtur mixed to wreak all kinds of havok upon Snape's poor existence.
Hello again! *sings* I know where they're going!! I'm glad to have found this, it's been forever since I've been online but I really enjoyed Part 1 of this. So glad there's a lot uploaded I'm looking forward to hours of entertainment! ~ Iri
Author's Response: Hi! :D Missed you, Iri. I am so glad that you are so engaged in the series. It really makes my day. And I hope I follow through on the hours of entertainment.
Hehe. I want to stab things now. P.S. How come you get a lioness and a turtle and I don't get to have a tiger named Benji? BTW I wanna hear the end of that story about the FBI and the shopping cart. I'll bet it involves Tortuga :)
Author's Response: You will hear that story soon. As in as soon as I get finished with Number Two and move on to Number Three
Lol don't give him ideas, Mephistophelees. And Beezel, be nice! Furthermore, why was only Prego sauce used? What about Ragu? Rinaldi? Or even generic?
Author's Response: Because I could only remember the name of Prego.
Woohoo! Go Melda! :) Thank you for the new chapter, and I gotta love my part in the disclaimer! Yes, I did get an account. You left yourself logged in on my computer, so I could've wreaked havoc, but it seemed unethical...
Author's Response: I love you. :D I'm glad that no havoc was wreaked. And I'm proud that you decided to make an account. Now you don't have to review from afar!
Hihi, more hostile tensions! After this they all probably need some time off from each other ;-) Or Alucard will kill Edward, Jack will kill Austin, Ellie might kill Alucard out of self defence, Gimli will break down and have a screaming fit because of his concern for Marie, Gandalf will die of a headache and the hobbits will watch it all eating popcorn or something...
Anyway, loved this chapter, "Three points make a plane", honestly ;-) ... and I am just studying graph theory in university ;-)
Also liked the Agent Smith / Elrond confusion at the beginning. It's really strange to try and reconcile those two personae...
Author's Response: Exactly! And they were practically filmed at the same time, too. Which makes it even weirder. It's just like the fact that the greatest wizard of all time played one of the most amazing villains of all time.....lol. I'm a big nerd...
He is not creepy ... he's being ... well, something different, not exactly charming, but ... uhm ...
Anyway, I had the sudden image of them landing right in front of Count von Krolock's castle (from The Fearless Vampire Killers). Herbert and Abronsius would sooo fit into the general madness of this story. And I certainly don't mean that as an insult ;-). But for now I'm glad that the canons entwine more tightly now with the open portals. I think it's a good chance to deepen the interactions between the characters. That would be really nice, especially for someone like me who is not so familiar with many of the canons. And I can completely understand your wish to further this series, though I also hope you'll be continuing your work on the story with Nimwen and Haldir. Nice chapter and whatever you choose: have fun writing! ~ Massanie ~
Author's Response: It has been a while since I wrote a chapter for Nim and Haldir, hasn't it? Hmmmm...I think I'll write another one just for you! :D Anywho, thanks for your continuously unending support!
"My wife [...] completely insane"
The funny thing - besides it being true - is: she would not even take offense!
And dare I say it: I always found that sparkling thing ridiculous! Wonder when Edward and Alucard are going for each other's jugular (nice saying, when referring to vampires :D ). Hope Alucard wins, I dislike Edward ... sparkling vampires, honestly!
Author's Response: You're right! She'd probably see it as a compliment. And personally, I despise Twilight and all related paraphranelia with my entire being. Alucard is the VAMP! He's definitly going to be at odds with Edward for a while, especially since burning or tearing him apart won't work like it would for our /dear/ Mr.Cullen.
Ooops ... well, they cannot expect Gandalf to simply know things like that ;-)
So basically there is a whole portal-SYSTEM between a dozen canons? Sounds like fun :D
And don't worry about the reviews, most readers are mostly lazy: I was, too, until I noticed how much a review means to an author when I started posting myself...
I really like this story, it's different than everything else, you know; and the read count tells you that it is indeed read by many people, doesn't it?
So take heart and continue writing, at least for yourself ... and me!
Author's Response: Thanks for the pep talk Massanie! :D I really needed that. I'm glad you think that the story is so unique. On that note, I'm planning a third installment. It's going to be a shorter sort of story, maybe not even twenty chapters, about the time that Marie and Gimli spent together before they were married. It's going to be called Gimli Meets the Parants. I can't wait to write that one, too.
That's someone taking her duties seriously: 'My best friend is missing! She's not going to be able to deliver the mail!!!' ... But they are making progress now at least.
Nice chapter! And once again: I like the chapter comments ;-)
Author's Response: Thanks again for your lovely support, however, you seem to be my only reviewer so far...hmmm. I wonder where everyone else went..? I now have the next chapter up and I'm getting ready to post the thirteenth.
Awwww ... I *do* care, and I *did* come! ;-)
Great chapter, it just so happened that I was listening to "The Rum Tum Tugger", while reading this ... some coincidences... had a nice effect to read about Mistoffelees here while hearing him sing "the Rum Tum Tugger is a terrible bore" :D
But I really hope they find Marie soon (poor Gimli and Marie), though I guess there are worse canons to be in than The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I would have nothing against being stuck there for some time, you know? Quite interesting. Hmmm, actually the league has some parallels to Marie's group of canon characters, I mean they *are* a collection of famous novel characters, too, after all.
I am slightly confused about Ryuk though, I gather he *is* real after all? No hallucinations? God, I'm starting to think I should read up on some of those I do not know...
Author's Response: Ryuk is a shinigami (a god of death) and only someone who touches the Death Note (aka the black notebook that Snape picked up) can see him. The others can't see Ryuk, so they think he has an 'imaginary friend'. It would be helpful for you, I suppose to google the cannons that you don't know. And you're right about the League! I would love to spend some time stuck there as well, it's a cool place to land. Marie was pretty lucky (despite Snape always griping about her bad luck) to have ended up there. :D It's pretty awesome that you were listening to that song. I <3 CATS.