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Title: The Mysteries of the Bloodstone Reviewer: ShannonMahone Signed
Very rarely do I leave a review unless I truly believe the author/artist deserves it. So, I'll start by saying that I haven't read fanfics in years. I'm currently 25 and the last one I read was probably 6 or 7 years ago. Back in Highschool it was all I did. Reading LOTR and other fanfics and then life got in the way and I grew up and eventually felt that fanfics were childish. The other day though I was flipping through the tv channels and saw LOTR was playing on t.v. and realized how long it had been since I watch what was my favorite film (and books of course) and literally was all I watched. I watched it, laughing at how I still could recite all the lines like the inner-nerd I was. And out of nowhere I remembered coming across your fanfic back in highschool and being obsessed and thought it was one of the best fanfics I had ever read. It didn't even seem like a fanfic but a true story that was missing out of the actual books Tolkien wrote. I felt this sudden need to try and find the fanfic. I thought it was a loss trying to find something I had read several years ago online and not even remember where/which website I read it from. I randomly came across a website reviewing fanfics and was dated 2005 and your name came up and I instantly knew that was it. I am now re-reading and am a few chapters into the last book. It is still as incredible as I remember it and I'm enjoying it completely and wish I never stopped reading fanfics like these. I saw other reviewers to see if anyone else shared those feelings and noticed that you had been responding and thinking or trying to write more, I also read on someones review that you were struggling without your mother and stepdad cheering you on and reading/editing your story. All I can say is that I'm positive you have all of these loyal readers cheering you on and still loving what you've written. Also that maybe you can find advice and comfort in the character you created in your story. Elaura is a strong and powerful woman who carries on even without her actual family there with her. Sometimes looking back at what you've created you can find strength to carry on. Eitherway its been such a pleasure reading this story again. Thank you for creating something so beautiful for us to read.
Cheers and good luck with your future endeavors!

Author's Response: I'm sorry I didn't reply as soon as I got your review. My mom was my biggest fan and now that's it's been almost a year since her passing, I've been rereading my books and trying to figure out how to proceed. Reviews like yours absolutely help and I think I might be strong enough to finish this up, now. It's just daunting knowing that Elaura's mother, who is based entirely on my own, is with her and writing that is going to be difficult. On the other hand, it is a new year and it is a good time to tie up some loose ends in my life. Thank you for reading and taking the time to review. I really can't put into words what it means to me to hear I've been remembered after all this time.
Date: 12/06/15 11:43 pm [Report This]
Title: Eryn Lasgalen Reviewer: eastwood6510 Signed
And so I reach the end...
It is so bittersweet.

Ah, but let's not sound sad, for this tale is a true adventure through middle-earth.

Indeed it is my favorite adventure I have read to date in this 'universe'.

You have developed a tale of wondrous and magnificent length and scope, truly an amazing read.

I wish you much luck in all of your endeavors!

Until the time when you may come back, Thank you for the story!

Author's Response: There is more, I promise! It's even already written, I just need the time and ability to focus enough to break it up into chapters and post it. Thank you again for taking the time to review!
Date: 02/17/15 12:31 pm [Report This]
Title: The Istari Outdo Themselves . . . Again. Reviewer: eastwood6510 Signed
Holy Crap!

I can't even express myself properly it seems because of the magnitude of this story you have written.

I have read what seems like hundreds of LOTR fan-fics (among other 'universes'), and this is by far the most well-written, researched, laid out, and best told story I have read.

It just kills me how good it is!

Now the only thing I fear is reaching the end. I will go crazy when I read the last chapter and know there isn't any more!

It's so sad : (

But, this review isn't meant to pressure you, just to tell you that I absolutely love this story and that I think you have a level of writing skill that I rarely even see in 'Professional' Writers.

I really mean that.

Thanks again for writing this story!!

Author's Response: Thank you! How nice of you to take the time to tell me how you feel about my story! From my heart I say it is reviews like this that inspire me to keep coming back. Don't worry, I'm still here. If we both live long enough, you will see more. Thank you again for your kind words. I just hope I can keep my standards high without my mom and stepdad reviewing, copy editing, and cheering me on. I'll be back!
Date: 02/11/15 11:39 am [Report This]
Title: Eryn Lasgalen Reviewer: aelfwine Signed
Hey girl ! Missing you and the story! Its been forever but I can relate to rl being difficult. I look forward to your update !

Author's Response: Allo, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die! Sorry, just watched The Princess Bride the other day and I've had that stuck in my head ever since. So, I'm not dead yet. Life has stunned me quite a bit recently, but I'm brushing myself off, figuratively speaking. Yes, the fact I'm answering my reviews again DOES mean something. I'm really just trying to figure out how to proceed. Chapter by chapter seems outdated nowadays. I'll keep it up until I can think of something better. Thanks, as always, for the review, aelfwine. I've definitely been thinking about my readers lately. The story is slowly coming back into focus. Take care!
Date: 04/04/14 03:40 am [Report This]
Title: Hello, Goodbye Reviewer: Krystylsky Signed
Love this

Author's Response: Thanks! Thank you for reviewing.
Date: 02/16/14 10:09 am [Report This]
Title: Eryn Lasgalen Reviewer: alien Signed
So, is there going to be an update or is it not worth my time to hope for one?

Author's Response: Yes, I have every intention of updating this series and uploading more volumes, I've just had a lot going on IRL for several years. Frankly, at the time I stopped writing on this, I didn't have any first-hand experience concerning a happy marriage. Now I do and I have more material. One of those things, I guess. A person can write about fantastical creatures, but it's very difficult to write believable dialog for them if you have no personal reference. I am terribly sorry for putting it off, but I believe the quality would have suffered for forcing it. Again, I apologize sincerely for leaving everyone hanging.
Date: 01/07/14 11:04 pm [Report This]
Title: The Mysteries of the Bloodstone Reviewer: elfenears Signed
My email address is

If you want to, drop me an email :)

Author's Response: You have mail! Sorry for the delay.
Date: 12/10/13 03:07 pm [Report This]
Title: The Mysteries of the Bloodstone Reviewer: DarkDreamer Signed
Hello again! Yes, I do still use that email. Hope to hear from you soon! :)

Author's Response: You have mail, too!
Date: 09/29/13 12:36 am [Report This]
Title: Eryn Lasgalen Reviewer: elfenears Signed
It really is wonderful to see you return, even if it is just to respond to reviews. I had just finished re-reading TA all the way through again, guess what? Enjoyed it just as much the others times... I seem to find little bits that jump out differently each time I read!
I feel like this story has been part of my life forever (cannot imagine how attached you are:)I did do some more Fanart for the story, I shall have to try and find it to show you!

Feel free to drop me an Email if you ever want to chat, I have lots of tales to tell from the last couple of years... Hobbitcon, World Premiere in New Zealand.

Author's Response: I'm so jealous, you wouldn't believe! I dream about going to New Zealand. I've wanted to go there since before they shot the movies, but now, I know exactly where I'd want to go. I'm so pleased you're still enjoying my stories. I'll do my best to get more chapters up. I've changed my email address here on the site and unfortunately lost a few of my contacts from the old one. If you've gotten any spam from that account, I humbly apologize. It was stolen and MS didn't think I had enough info to give it back to me. Anyway, please email me your contact info through the contact link on this sitel I'm definitely interested in your adventures!
Date: 09/05/13 01:48 am [Report This]
Title: Eryn Lasgalen Reviewer: DarkDreamer Signed
Hey there! It's been a long time. You haven't written much, I see. I missed this story! :( if you ever see this, my email is if you want to talk. We've got some catching up to do! :)

Author's Response: Hello lady! I have missed you, too! I'll definitely send an email; I hope you still use that one. Thanks for letting me know how to get in touch with you. I hope to pay you back by finishing up this book and starting to upload the next one!
Date: 07/17/13 01:52 am [Report This]
Title: The Mysteries of the Bloodstone Reviewer: PKofMirkwood Signed
I loved this story an hope you continue writing!

Author's Response: I'm so sorry it's taken this long to respond. Thank you very much for reading and taking the time to review. I promise to get back to it. My characters have so much more to share.
Date: 01/03/13 03:20 am [Report This]
Title: Eryn Lasgalen Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Hey, just rereading a couple of chapters and thought I'd drop a review. hope you are well, maybe writing?? :) yours is still in my top five fanfics of all time, hope to see more someday!!
All the best

Author's Response: I'm still here. I hope you're still there. I think you are one of my top five favorite readers of all time, too. :D I hope your life is moving on greased grooves.
Date: 07/03/12 01:34 pm [Report This]
Title: Elaura’s Trip gets Trippier Reviewer: GloryBeeDeb Signed
How wonderful to finally get to the babies being born. I was afraid since it has been years since you updated that I might never read this part. I do hope you will get back to writing as you obviously have a gift and a lot more story to tell. :)

Author's Response: Thank you very much. For reading and for your kind words. I do plan to get back to it. I have a lot more to upload, but the end of this book must come first. I'll be back as soon as I can. I hate to leave everyone hanging; you would think Elves would be more patient, but I'm afraid Legolas will disown me if I don't finish this book!
Date: 05/25/12 05:29 am [Report This]
Title: The Mysteries of the Bloodstone Reviewer: kingfisher Signed
Rereading again. Great depth to the story. Pick up new things every time I read it. Would love link to your work. ka.ellwood at g mail dot com

Author's Response: I know it's been too long, but I very much appreciate your reviews. I took down your email addy and I'll give it a try with my fingers crossed. I know it's a longshot, but maybe you're still using it.
Date: 12/08/11 02:16 am [Report This]
Title: A Wedding Feast Fit for a King Reviewer: kingfisher Signed
This is such a beautifully written story. Each time I read it I pick up more things. Thank you so very much.

Author's Response: *blush* My mom says the same thing. :D Frankly, so do I. Thank you for reading and reviewing.
Date: 11/20/11 08:28 am [Report This]
Title: Eryn Lasgalen Reviewer: can-you-imagine Signed
I first discovered Typically Atypical about 4 and 1/2 years ago and thought it was about time to make an account so I could review. Your story is amazing. I never get tired of rereading it. It feels like coming home or something equally as cliche every time I reread it. Even though it's been so long since your last update, I still check like, at least once a week to see if anything is new. I can't wait to read the next chapter. I wish you good luck with the writing and getting your head back to where it was. My advice: don't force it. It will come on it's own. The muses know what they're doing. SMILES!!! CYI

Author's Response: I very much appreciate your encouragement. I promise I haven't forgotten this story or my readers. I will come back and I will finish this. There's so much more story to tell. Thank you very much for reading and reviewing. It warms my heart to know so many people have gotten joy out of something I created.
Date: 11/18/11 10:28 pm [Report This]
Title: Eryn Lasgalen Reviewer: kingfisher Signed
Wonderful series of stories. Thank you so much for writing them. One complaint. Now I have to reread them ;)

Author's Response: Thank you for taking the time to read and review. I'm sorry to have left you hanging for so long. I haven't forgotten you, or the story. I'll do my best to get back ASAP.
Date: 11/09/11 05:04 am [Report This]
Title: Eryn Lasgalen Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Hey, just got back from Ringcon, i thought i'd let you know how it went. Amazing is one word that comes to mind. meeting some of the people who were involved in the movies was lovely, they were not star like at all, the guy who played erestor was very sweet also there were Gil-galad, mrs bracegridle, eothain and sauron. Draco from harry potter was the only one who made me a bit star struck. Theres so much more but i won't clutter up your reviews with it, check out the pictures if you have facebook!

Author's Response: I was just wondering, is there really any point to responding to a review that is almost two years old? The answer is . . . yes. You took the time to review, so I owe you a response. I miss you, I miss this story. I have much, much more to upload and I feel like a real heel having not done it. I'll post my life story on my bio, but in the meantime, Thank you. Thank you for reading and I'm sincerely glad you enjoyed it. I hope you will continue to enjoy it when I finally get back to uploading. I'll have to make a facebook account one of these days. If for nothing else but to keep this from disappearing if the site goes down. See you soon!
Date: 10/22/11 02:02 pm [Report This]
Title: Eryn Lasgalen Reviewer: elfenears Signed
Hey Elaura, its good to see a response, yup i'm always checking in on this site amongst various others (i read too much:) would love any link to your work, you can send it to my art page or to (embarassing email just keep forgetting to change it)
hope your writing muses come back to you, mine are currently on strike, they dont survive working at the hospital well. I'm travelling to Ringcon soon so hopefully being around thousands of like minded people will give me a spark!
All the best to you x

Author's Response: That should definitely help! I wish I could meet you there; I could use a little LOTR boost. You have to let me know how it is. I'll send you the link as soon as I get my stories up. My sub-forum is currently locked because it's empty. I'll drop you a quick email so you'll have my new address. Sadly, I have to recommend you get something other than Hotmail. After my account was hacked, they wouldn't give it back to me because I couldn't prove to their satisfaction I was the real owner. It was the very first email I ever had, and they just gave it to someone else. :(
Date: 10/01/11 07:23 am [Report This]
Title: Eryn Lasgalen Reviewer: Sarifina Signed
Congrats on your marriage, I wish you all the happiness in the world.

Was just rereading your story again, I hope you're able to come back to it soon. We miss you.

Author's Response: Thank you very much. I probably miss you as much as you miss me, if not more. I'm re-reading it too, trying to get my head back to where I left off. I'm getting there, I promise. I'm dying to see Thranduil's palace all bright and happy again!
Date: 08/23/11 06:08 pm [Report This]
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