Oh god don't do that! This isn't a story! this is curel! This is one of the best BEGININGS of a fanfic I've ever read! But there is no middle and NO END!!! All you did was give your viewer an attachment to a character, gave a few questions, a BIG "OH! Now it makes sense!", and then leave it without without an outlay of what happened, or what will happen the Erestor. He went from the stupid elf, to the deaf, THE END???!!! Your KILLING us out here!!! I hope the rest of your stories aren't way... your a really good writer, but this is a sad waist of tallent and inspiration.
Author's Response: Indeed, perhaps it is thought to have been a waste, but then, not every story has an 'ending' so to speak. This was written in answer to a challenge; by all rights, it is 'done', in that it met the challenge. It may some day merit a sequel, and while I have for some years considered the advice others have given in regards to the abrupt final chapter, all things considered, I do believe it truly is done. There is actually a different character in all of that I should like to focus upon more than Erestor, should anything continue later from this. Thank you for reading and reviewing. -Zhie
This is a wonderful and inspiring story. I truly hope you reconsider being done with it. If you do decide to write more, I can't wait to read. I find the interaction between Glorfindel and Erestor so very sweet. I want to know who hurt him. I also would love to find out the answer to the rabbit riddle...
I understand, and I wouldn't want you to revisit that pain, I only wanted to make it clear why it seems unfinished... If i were a better writer I might ask to do a continuance but really it would never compare to if you wrote an end. I have a drabble on fanfiction.net that gets a lot of the same "it's not done" but the purpose of that story for me was to inspire others to write more in that fandom, I may one day decide to continue I may never do anything with it. in any case beautifully written story you have and while it leaves some dissatisfaction at the end that is also a testament to how good it is, because the readers were so drawn to that world you wrote, and the characters. I hope you continue writing, even if you never revisit this story.
well glorfindel realized that erestor is deaf and told elrond but glorfindel is in love with erestor i'm guessing and never got really together... erestor never gets closure or justice for his rape, and erestor hasn't learned to communicate yet. while the object of this story may have been in your mind to find out about why erestor is the way he is there isn't any closure. we learned about why but there was no what comes next...or happily ever after or even a ok the hero' s dead the story is done. so i doesn't feel finished to a lot of ppl
Author's Response: Actually, it has more to do with the fact that the challenge that was issued that this was written for was to work in falling bookshelves and somehow having Glorfindel and Erestor be together in the end. Got the falling shelves, but at the time this was written, everyone had G&E screwing all over the place, so I wanted to go with something a little more realistic for a rape victim. I also wrote this right at the time that my uncle allegedly committed suicide after he was himself the victim of rape. So it was in a way therapy for me, and because I was able to in a way get over that hurdle, it feels done. I'm afraid if I delve into this again, it might break open wounds that are, for now, healed for me. So while I apologize if it seems unfinished, I write for myself first. Selfish, yes, but I don't want more nightmares in order to satisfy the curiosity of readers. I appreciate that you read the story, and your analysis of it. Maybe, since my family and I never got closure, I feel as if no one else should have closure, either.
Please don't leave the story there! Need more! What else happens? This is such a great idea!
Author's Response: well, technically, i thought i was finished with this. but people keep poking me telling me i need to 'finish' this finished story...
Is it done... or abandoned? it's really good but it doesn't seem done. I would have like to see Erestor show the rest how smart he really is.
Author's Response: it was done, in my mind... but i keep getting notes from people telling me i'm wrong in that respect...