Author's Response: Thank you!!! Maybe when I'm done with this one, I'll try an original work. Thanks for the review!
Author's Response: I am considering it. Being in the army is beginning to take its toll on my old body. Thatks for the feedback, I really appreciate it.
Author's Response: Don't you just LOVE him! I'm not handicapped myself, but I know a few soldiers who are and like they tell me, once something happens, there's nothing you can do except accept it and move on. It's frustrating, but there's no point in giving up. After all, with modern prasthetics (or Gimli's genius) sometimes you can even do things better than you could before.
Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Author's Response: It's coming, I'm already writing it, well I'm writing it in my head. I've got the next three chapters going on in my head at the same time, It's getting confusing.
Thanks for the review!
Do they have rubber in Middle Earth? I feel like Elaura & Legolas's relationship moved too fast, like they skipped the friendship part.
Please Keep updating!
Author's Response: They leave very soon. I'm having a little trouble with the next two chapters, I think it's because I'm not feeling well and so I'm not getting a warm fuzzy about posting them.
Elaura's slippers came with her and their soles are the only rubber in ME that I know of. However, the only reason they might not have it is because rubber trees are a tropical plant. Otherwise it would be possible.
Yes, Legolas and Elaura are moving fast, but there's a few reasons for it. One is that they have both been waiting their entire lives for love. Elaura has been in love with Tolkien's Legolas since she was a little girl, too. Legolas has a lot of love inside him as well. He is also a wood elf of a different generation so to speak. Although Legolas' age is never really made clear by Tolkien, it's not likely that he is much over 500 years old. He is relatively young and he is impetuous, Tolkien made that part of Legolas' nature pretty clear. In comparison, Arwen is 2710 years old by the time she meets Aragorn and she had been practically raised by Galadriel, one of the oldest of the Eldar left in Middle Earth. Either way, the usual age for marriage among the Eldar is 100, according to Tolkien in his essay "Laws and Customs of the Eldar," published in the book Morgoth's Ring, History of Middle-Earth.
So, for whatever reasons, Legolas and Elaura are WAY overdue for true love and they are running with it. Not to worry though, Elaura will stick with the one-year "official" engagement, even though by the time they leave Rivendell union will just be a formality.
Thanks for the feedback! Stick with me, I'll probably post two chapters today.
Author's Response: Gimli IS a genius. There isn't anything he couldn't make with wood and metal, I'm sure of it!
Thanks for the review, keep reading!
I loved that! Thank you for writing!
Author's Response: It's so true, too. Especially about males. All you need is good food and good beer and you always have a party!
Thanks for reviewing!
True love...*sniff* just like in the stories...
I love you, Elaura!
...As in a sisterly way.
I hope that you're able to continue to update as quickly as you have. Thank you!
Author's Response: I'm working on it. r/l gets in the way unfortunately, they seem to think I've still got to do the soldier thing to get paid!
Thanks for all the reviews and feedback it's really helpful!
Author's Response: All these songs came from my own childhood. My mom used to sing me to sleep a lot. I'm glad they are bringing back fond memories for you.
Thanks for sticking with me! It's almost time for everyone to leave Rivendell. Things should be picking up soon.
Author's Response: I thought she needed it. Her whole outlook on life will change now. I love the dwarves.
Thanks for taking the time out to write reviews, they are very helpful!
Also Legolas getting all shy was so sweet! Really cute! I look forward to reading the next chapter!
Author's Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the review!
Author's Response: No less than the wench deserved! I think it was probably cathcrtic for Gimli as well. Thanks for the feedback!
Author's Response: I'm nearly finished with the next chapter. It's finally time to leave Rivendell.
Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Author's Response: Now that is something every writer dreams of hearing! Don't worry, I'm already writing the next one and it picks up right where I left off. Originally I hadn't planned to end it there, but once I wrote the words, I didn't have any choice.
Thanks for the review!
I guess scholarly elves, considering how much they like creating languages and all, would know all the naughty words in the book. *has a mental image of Erestor secretly writing a book of foreign curses in his desk* 'Tis the forbidden book that toy loving elflings and modest elf-princes absolutely must not find! XD And OMG! ELAURA INFECTED MIDDLE-EARTH LITERATURE WITH THE F-WORD! *is high on caffeine*
√Ö‚ÄúI have a doll I sleep with; its a squirrel!√ā¬Ě
*wonders what is the elvish equivalent of a Barbie doll* This reminds me of a story that I wrote called The Little Prince in which toddler Legolas carries around a toy Mirkwood spider. *not meant as a story-plug √Ę‚ā¨Ňď only meant to amuse*
The sexual innuendo between Legolas, Elaura, Boromir, and Aragorn was very squeeable -- I enjoyed it. Legolas certainly gets his modesty teased in this chapter. Its lovely to see that Elauras settled down, her self-confidence is restored (to the point of sometimes bossiness XD), and shes relaxed around the elves. Even so, I do hope that shell soon be given a reminder of her youthful ignorance of some matters soon so that I can squee over the impressive wisdom of older smexy male elves. Hehe.
Re the innuendo and that notable step past the kissing and joking suggestive line, I recall you mentioning in your author notes for chapter one that you have no intention of writing in any sex. Is this more of a grey area now?
*laughs* Re the smoking, even if Legolas hates the smoke, I dont think hed dare say: √Ö‚Äúno, your smoking grosses me out √Ę‚ā¨Ňď quit it!√ā¬Ě and risking losing Elaura. XD Even if her smoking doesnt gross out Legolas, dya think Thranduil and the court of Northern Mirkwood would approve of a future probable landed princess smoking up Thranduils throneroom? *is curious* Maybe theyll build her a special smoking room. Sorry, Im totally brain broken at the moment. ^^;
Still loving this story and looking very much forward to more!
In response to your questions, I had a very relaxing weekend, thank you. Uni started back this week, but I think Im very much √Ö‚Äúin a daze√ā¬Ě and √Ö‚Äúout of it√ā¬Ě. @_____@ And of course I dont mind that you were inspired by some of my suggestions! Not at all! In fact, Im extremely chuffed and delighted that you took them. *feels loved and appreciated* Hehe!
Hope you're having a great week!
Author's Response: I thought about leaving out the references and taking credit myself, but my conscience won out.
Check out this page: What Tolkien Officially Said About Elf Sex By Tyellas (ansereg.com)
That site has a great quote you brought to mind when you mentioned Erestor's secret book:
"A scholar of elvish languages, Helge Fauskanger (web site Ardalambion,) once said that 'Somewhere there may be a sealed envelope containing a piece of paper with the Elvish designations of the genitals, furtively set down by Tolkien behind locked doors.' Somebody has found the envelope."
I think Elaura will have a rude awakening when the men and dwarves depart. She'll only have the hobbits, Gimli and Boromir anywhere close to her age/maturity level.
No, the sex restriction stays. There may actually be references to sex, but I'll probably just stick to the old fade-to-black, cut to the next scene where they are basking in the afterglow.
Glad you see Legolas as not wanting to rock the boat too early in the relationship. It's nice to think he might be just as worried about losing Elaura as she is about losing him.
Glad you are enjoying the story, glad you had a good weekend, glad you feel loved and appreciated!
My week is a little too busy for my tastes, but it's almost over.
Shouldn't Elaura asked for an eleth? I think that asking Legolas to help her put her bra on was a bit un-canon-ish, but thats my opion. Keep updateing! :)
Author's Response: Thanks! I would NEVER discourage contructive criticism, but I'm not sure I understand your suggestion. Do you mean that Elaura was out of character for asking? She was terribly excited about being free of the bandages, I suppose she just didn't want to wait to find a female. Or do you think Legolas should have flatly refused? I kind of thought his chivalrous side would win over his modesty. Finally, what do you mean by cannon? I'm not sure if this story would qualify either as book cannon or movie cannon. What do you think?
Thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it; it's VERY helpful.
Author's Response: Thank you! Stay with me, I have to take a short break (no more than a day or so). Army stuff, you know. Thanks for the review!
Author's Response: Glad you liked it. She deserved a lot more.
That's a good question. As soon as I find out who that lurker is, I'll let you know.
Thanks for the review, keep reading!
This being the elf who goes and kisses a woman on their first outing. *SO CUTE* XD
Nooo! Not another cliff-hanger! Elaura, you're SO cruel! But I love you for it! Hehe! I expect something WONDERFUL in chapter 25 as compensation -- *is kidding, of course*
*hugs* Another wonderful chapter!
By the way, does Legolas know Elaura smokes yet?
Author's Response: I hope you don't mind, I used 'This being the elf who goes and kisses a woman on their first outing.' in the next chapter as well as a short conversation about Elaura's smoking habit.
I really appreciate the feedback. You've given me a lot of great ideas! Don't worry, Erestor gets his explanation.
I notice that you've increased the amount of speech as opposed to non-speech. I applaud the fact that I'm not confused by who's speaking... hope you don't forego too much more descriptive detail, though. I enjoy snippets of detail and I think you do it well -- how the characters are standing, sitting, how the light plays, what's the temperature... little things.
Author's Response: You should hear me and my mom talk about it. My real name is Laura. It gets a little confusing!
Thank you so much for your feedback. I tried to include more detail in the next chapter, but it has made it much longer. I hope you don't mind. ;-)