Brilliant chapter again, something about this story makes you absolutly believe while reading it, i get swept up when reading about all the magic stuff and while it could sound so wrong, you do a wonderful job of it.
mant partings indeed in this chapter, i love hallas now but cannot wait to see how you write the funeral and especially mirkwood. keep up the great work x
Author's Response: Thanks! I do try to keep things as down to earth as possible, but I would imagine, in a world so permeated with magic, if there were any time in Middle Earth's history that the Valar could be free with their blessings, this would be it. Theoden certainly deserved it.
Great chapter, interesting dream of amlug for us to ponder. love the interactions between the elves and elaura especailly the family side with thranduil.
poor aragorn, elaura and thranduil for suffering as they do, i drink enough milk for all of them in a day.
cannot wait for more, thanks for wriiting. x
did you get my myspace message about my artwork?
Author's Response: Oh shoot! I haven't been on myspace in some time. I'm checking it out now. I'll answer you there.
I'm not sure if you are aware, but 've noticed quite a few times in various chapters that quotaton marks are put in the wrong area. Example:
“Nonsense, it will be done all the quicker were I to take care of it personally,” Aragorn replied.”
I honestly don't really care about grammer as much; I get what you are trying to say. But in case you care, I thought I'd let you know.
So many interesting developments. Elaura- a Wizard! Who would have thought. Once again I am surprised that you character gains such great achievements, yet never does it seem strange or cheapened. THe story just makes sense.
Oh, but I am excited to see that Elaura has a new adversary! Peace is sweet, but conflict is fun! (Well, I am writing this review near the beginning of the chapter, in case by the end the Warden is cool with Elaura and my words seem to not make sense)
Author's Response: Actually, I do care very much. That particular typo has become a bad habit, I'm afraid. For some reason, my brain seems to think every paragraph should end in a closed quote. Thank you for letting me know there is one in that chapter. I haven't gotten around to fixing much of Book three as I'm currently writing it, but I will. I just reread a chapter in which Eowyn is cursed with contractions . . . which I try to reserve for the speech of Elaura, Dwarves, and Hobbits, for the most part.
Such detailed desription of the surgery, it always plays out like the camera on a CSI autopsy where they go through the bodies but much more involved as the patients are not dead yet lol. i like the little mention of namo in this chapter and how elaura reacted to the energy drain, good thing gandalf intervened before she hugged every citizen of gondor. the battle was good, much fluffier than i had imagined before i read it. though gandalf was going to be lynched by elaura's family when he used the pregant warrior thing against her.
thanks for updating, hope you are well, i'll go read the next chapter x
Author's Response: Thank you! As I've said before, the story writes itself. I know some folks might have been hoping the Wizards' duel would be more exciting, but I expect there will be enough opportunities for the magic feathers to fly in the future. Personally, I'm hoping Elaura doesn't have too many more opportunities to ply her craft in surgery, though as you'll find in Chapter 115, that is unlikely. ;)
I adore that Macavity shows up. I'm curious- Why did you name him that? Is it pronounced Mac- Cavity???
Author's Response: Macavity, pronounced ma-ca-vi-ty with the emphasis on the second syllable, is based on a stray cat that wandered into my folks' house one day and claimed them as his staff. The original Macavity in T.S. Eliot's poem "Macavity, the Mystery Cat" and the Broadway musical "Cats" based on Eliot's works was ginger colored and a bit more dastardly than the long-haired white Macavity of my books and his short-haired, black and white namesake.
I'll never get enough of this! I love it so much!
As I've said before, you are an excellent writer and I can't wait until you update! I hope you have doing good, it's been a while since we talked.
Author's Response: Ah, great to hear from you again! Everything is going well here. I've managed to keep my back from spasming for almost two months, so I think I've finally learned (after 38 years) how to pick things up and what exactly 'too heavy' is. I certainly hope your life is happy and healthy!
Greetings Elaura! I looked over the review per your request and I have no trouble reading your story- it is separated well by paragraphs.
I will say, some fanfics with Legolas falling in love with a modern woman can be very silly and poorly written. Yours is not. Its interesting... I am usually very skeptical about fanfics and how storylines go, but for whatever reason, yours works. I get it.
I was even thinking "Why do I love this story so much and spend whatever free time I have reading it? In many ways, the plot could be silly and annoying. Everyone loves the main character. She bagged the hottest elf. She's super awesome at everything..." But you have written this story, thus far of what I've read, very well. I believe it. Elaura is not annoying. She slowly became good at things and there were struggles. Events are tied in extremely well to Tolkien's books. The characters are simply brought to life in a different way through your words. You've done a great job. I almost wish you hadn't done a great job & I thought of all this first ;) lol
As always, I look forward to continuing reading! I'm interested in Maglor, what further use the Vala will have for Elaura, when she'll finally end up meeting Legolas' fam in Mirkwood, Arwen showing up, and babies! Of course, I have no idea how far you have written, but you do have a hell of a lot of chapters!
Many many thanks for the time you put into this!
Author's Response: Hello again! Thank you for checking on that paragraph thing for me. I guess I'll have to wait until mps clarifies to figure out why it doesn't look right to him/her.
Oh this was such a great chapter! It even almost makes me wanting to cry, knowing they will not be parted! Ah, I have no words to describe my utter happiness with this story :)
Author's Response: Aww, you're making me blush! It's good to hear from you again. Hey, if you get the chance, could you look over mps' review and let me know if you are seeing what he/she is? The last thing I want is for the story to be hard to read.
i love this series. it is so much better than most other "dropped in middle earth" fics.
but please, please, paragraphs! it is hard to read.
Author's Response: Thanks! I love to hear from new readers. I don't understand what you mean about the paragraphs, though. I'm trying to keep it as readable as possible. Can you explain a little better? SInce it looks okay to me, and I haven't heard of this problem before, tell me what skin you're using and whether you use Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, or another browser and I'll try to reproduce the problem you're having. I'll do my best to fix any errors, if you tell me what and where they are. Thanks for the review, hope to hear from you again.
Thanks for the swift update! I'm soo glad Eowyn is okay! Poor Hilda! I loved this chapter and look forward to reading the next. Until then cheerio!
Author's Response: Thank you! I couldn't leave you all hanging very long. Naturally I couldn't resist a little suspense, but my mother would have killed me if I hadn't written the rest immediately. As always, I love the feedback and I'll have the next few chapters up soon.
hannon le for this chapter. it started of great with the breakfast then poor hilda, ive seen this problem in big dogs and its not nice at all, glad you made her all better.
i love how you write the girls getting together in this, you make them have fun while still retaining elveness.
cannot wait to see more of the contest, do we get to see more ellyn hotness, can you have elrond and celeborn fight it out - that i'd like to see.
thanks for writing and updating this x
Author's Response: Ohh, I don't think I covered anything between Elrond and Celeborn . . . maybe I'll write a little vignette just for you, since you're such a loyal reader. Your reviews are great too, they give me wonderful ideas.
great chapter, glad you didnt have eowyn get injured or die, she is one of the best characters especially the way you write her. i like how you have everyone react differently and eowyn learn from her fights as well as the untried soldiers.
poor elaura blinded by the daz whiteness of gandalfs mind, made up for it with the end bit there, thaks for writing
Author's Response: Thank you! I suppose if a glance at Sauron's mind could make Pip catatonic, a look into Gandalf's couldn't go unpunished either. I did used to put on a blindfold when I was little, just to see if I could get around. Never tried it with romance, though.
Oh my goodness! Eowyn... I hope Elaura can help! You big meanie, leaving the chapter on a cliffie like that! - I hope the next one won't be far away! Needless to say I enjoyed every bit of this chapter as I do the others, and because I have not long ago read the one before this, I can't get the image of Maglor in leather out of my head! Hehehehe! I look forward to reading the next one, so until then, you take care!
Author's Response: Hee-hee. At least I didn't leave you hanging for long. The mental image of Maglor in his fighting clothes is hard to shake, I'll admit. Well, I need to go work on chapter 112, now. Thanks for reading and the feedback. I'm really glad you are enjoying my story.
Hi, How's your back? I had a fantastic Christmas thx, hope yours was wonderful too?
I was reading this, and the first thing that I loved was the mental image of Maglor wearing tight leather trousers! A sight to behold! Hehehehe! - Wouldn't mind seeing that!
I am also desperately curious to find out who is behind these poisonous vapoured berry attacks., and Gimli's threat to hit Pippin with Elaura's staff made me giggle especially when he informed Pippin that he would hapily pick up Frodo and hit him witht he staff, this was funny! Hehehehe! I pictured this in my mind so vividly!
I wouldn't mind tasting some of that glittery dust! I look forward to reading more, especially about Elaura's birthday party!
(And what's a Sasquatch?)
I hope you have a wonderful New Year, Take care, until next time!
Author's Response: Well, the name "Sasquatch" originates with the Salish "Indians" of British Columbia and roughly translates as "wild man of the woods." Also known as Bigfoot and probably better known in Europe as a Yeti. For reference, try this wikipedia link: Bigfoot
Since the mental image most people have is related to local folklore, here's a pic of what Sasquatch looks like to me:
Hope this clears things up? Thanks for reading and reviewing. I'm off to work on chapter 112.
What a cliffhanger, but we know eowyn cannot die, i hope. cannot wait to see how it all ends in the next chapter and how elaura fits in.
i liked the interragation of the grain killer :) though somehow it feels like thats not finished and he is hiding something, maybe thats only to me though.
thanks for updating, i look forward to the next one!
Author's Response: One never knows . . . I'm glad you enjoyed it. I imagine Methlagor will continue to be a thorn in the King's side for years to come. Civilized societies never really have figured out what to do with the criminally insane. I'm sorry the next chapter is a little short, but I found a good endpoint and wanted to get it up because of the cliffhanger in the last one. I'm proofing chapter 112, now. Thanks for reading and reviewing!
hey i'm glad youre back and didnt lose your files, i remember that kinda thing happening to my, only mine was a college essay that i lost, in my case it was thank the lord for memory sticks :)
great chapter with some lovely interaction between characters. galadriel still checking out celeborn nice!!. i would love to be in a place with scenery like that.
its good to see the ladies working together to solve a problem and the males being the cover for once. eagerly waiting for the next chapter, thanks for this chapter x
Author's Response: Thanks much! Glad you liked 109! I hope you don't mind cliffhangers too much. I know I don't do it very often, but chapter 110 wrote itself that way. Anyway, after chapter 110, I still have two more written. I'll get 111 up as quickly as possible so as not to keep you in suspense too long. *weg* Thanks for the review!
Aww the babies sound so cute! Aww! Makes me kinda broody all over again! Lol!
Author's Response: I think every time Elaura shows them off, another Elf couple decides to have a baby. In the time I've spent away from writing, I've managed to work out how and when they will be born. It's quite a way down the road (so to speak) but it should be fun and interesting. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy chapter 109; I'll be posting another very soon. Thanks again for reading and reviewing. Hope you had a lovely holiday season!
Another great several chapters!!! There are so many things that I loved I hardly know where to begin!! And though I am a dog person myself I loved the interaction with Vardo!
I am greatly looking forward to seeing how the tournament goes, drawing out the murderer as well as the wizards duel!!
You just have so many great things happening!!
Hope you are feeling better and that your health is improving, I can see that it certainly hasn't affected the quality of your writing!!
Hope you can update soon!
Author's Response: Thank you very much, for the well-wishes and the compliments. We'll see a little more of Hilda soon. You've echoed my mother's sentiments . . . she reads and wants to talk to me about something in particular, and then something up comes up and distracts her. I guess that's a good thing! I don't know how traditional authors get along without reviewers, you all really keep me going and give me some great ideas! Thanks again!
once again a wonderful chapter, cannot wait to see the tournament and how it draws out the killer. i like how you have the wise ones competing, i like to imagine them having fun especially celeborn and elrond. loving all these updates, waiting in anticipation for the next one, cannot wait to see the wizards duel x
Author's Response: Thank you! I think you'll enjoy chapter 109. ;) The Wizards' duel is still a chapter or two away. Lots to keep you interested in between though (I hope). Thanks for reading and reviewing!
a wonderful chapter, i loved the scene with macavity and elaura's new name, poor aragorn i think he will have to bow to this prince if he wants peace with arwen. keep up the good work and thanks for writing x
Author's Response: Especially if he wants to keep his dangly bits. Macavity is a busy little bee and modeled after several cats I have known and two that have claimed my family and me as their staff currently. Thanks for taking the time to review. Hope you like the coming chapters!