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. ;-)
Author's Response: Hey! I missed you! Glad you're back. Did you enjoy your weekend?
Thankd for the review!
I'd just love to see how she explains neorodic! Loving how it's coming, please keep updateing!
Author's Response: Hey, if the worst punishment for an elf is imprisonment, the worst punishment for a dwarf has got to be losing his or her beard.
She can't get out of the explanations now! Erestor has her cornered.
Thanks for the review! Kepp reading!
Keep updateing please!
Author's Response: Criminology is a hobby of mine.
Yes, a great deal of this does come from personal experience, but no, I'm not missing a hand. Incidentally, I've never had my nose broken, either, but I did have sinus surgery once and the bandages really WERE three feet long in each nostril.
Thanks for reading and reviewing! I'll update as soon as it comes to me.
I also liked the way the pain relief affected Elaura, it kinda reminded me of the pethadine injection I once had! I look forward to reading more! ! This really is a great story!
Author's Response: Gimli will be ok. He HAS to be. Not just because he's so important to the story, but because I like him!
Pain medication is fun. It's nice that elven anesthetic doesn't make people sick the way the real stuff does.
Thanks for reading!
Author's Response: I love Karma. Lets just say the person in the shadows is not the perp, but he does have an agenda of his own. ;-) I'll try to get the next chapter up today.
Thanks for reading and reviewing.
Author's Response: I'm not looking forward to the explanation, myself. But the culprit will be caught soon. Thanks for reading and reviewing!
"...delirious from the pain.." my foot!
THe perfect excuse.
Author's Response: Hey, Aragorn may be taken, but he's still cute as hell! Besides, all the men are so damn shy! Thanks for the review!
I know I sould like a shallow, self-ish person in not giving you "constructive crtizism", but I really really REALLY! wnat you to up-date soon!
Author's Response: I'm working on it, I promise! Thank you for sticking with me and letting me know what you think! I don't really mind the praise! ;-)
Author's Response: Well, that's a bit of my own character. My family has always been good at dark humor and keeping things light when times are tough.
Thanks for the feedback, I'll try to get the next chapter up today.
Author's Response: I'll try to keep the momentum going. I loved the poem the moment I read it, I knew I had to get it in there somewhere.
I'm not sure where the venom came from or what is going to become of Elaura. One thing for sure is that she's going to have to learn how to use her left hand.
But I really liked this twist. XDXDXD It roused the fic right up!
I guess she won't be able to train for a bit after this -- pity.
Loved the ear blowing...
Am looking forward to the next chapter and finding out how venom got onto that axe.
Author's Response: Unfortunately I don't know yet how the venom got there. Who carries spider venom around? It's still a mystery to me.
Glad you're enjoying it! She's going to be left handed for a while, maybe even permanently.
Distracting Legolas was just too easy. I couldn't pass it up.
Thanks for the feedback, keep reading.
Author's Response: I agree. He's sensible and friendly. He doesn't take anything too seriously. Just the kind of person I'd like to be.
Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Author's Response: Already working on CH 22! Thank you!
Author's Response: NEW READER! YEA! Thanks for the feedback!
Author's Response: Every two days or so. The voices won't let me wait longer than that.
Can't tell the plot! Thanks for the review. Honestly, the reviews really keep me thinking!
Author's Response: I'm working on that. How does one define that word?
Thanks for the feedback, glad you liked her tantrum!