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Categories: Orphan
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: Into the West
Chapters: 0 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 0 Read Count: 0
[Report This] Published: 01/01/70 Updated: 01/01/70
Reviewer: Beregond5 Signed
Date: 01/01/06 Title: None

Cute! :) It has some typos that I believe you should correct but, nevertheless, I enjoyed it wholeheartedly. It brought a smile on my face and I still hum your poem in the rhythm. Keep writing!

Summary: Gilraen turns to the Elves of Rivendell when her husband, Arathorn, is killed and her son, Aragorn, is left alone. However, new questions arise - will Elrond agree to adopt this mortal heir of Isildur? What dark fears cover Gilraen's and Elrond's pasts?
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Elrond, Gandalf / Olorin, Gilraen
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6600 Read Count: 1298
[Report This] Published: 23/03/06 Updated: 23/03/06
Reviewer: Beregond5 Signed
Date: 27/03/06 Title: Chapter 1: The Awakening

I've a confession to make. Gilraen is *not* one of my favourite characters. In fact, with the little I've read about her on Tolkien's books, she seemed a bit distant and cold.

You, however, have just made me like her - a lot. I loved the way you handled her story. There was a Gilraen with real emotions: love for her husband and her son, fear for their safety, courage where it was needed. I couldn't get enough! I thorougly enjoyed reading how things went from her point of view.

Thank you for this gorgeous story! Once again, excellent work! :)



Author's Response: *bows* Thank you, thank you! Yes, I agree with you - J.R.R. Tolkien does make her seem distant, especially with the part where she disagrees with Aragorn\'s love affairs, etc., etc. Well, I had lots of fun writing this story... I love writing about Aragorn. (Did you know I got the idea to write this story while my mom was talking to me before a piano competition?) Anyway, thank you for the encouraging review!

Summary: Young Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin (and not to mention Sam's dog, Tomato!) go sailing in their home-crafted boat. But what begins as a sunny, uneventful day might end with disastrous results. (Movie-verse as the hobbits' ages are not accurate.) Written for Dark_Elf's Challenge "Hobbits."
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Frodo, Merry, Pippin, Sam
Genres: Angst, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2001 Read Count: 1663
[Report This] Published: 28/03/06 Updated: 28/03/06
Reviewer: Beregond5 Signed
Date: 08/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: A-Sailing Do We Go

That was a really sweet story. Merry and Pippin are really cute, and I especially liked how Sam said that he would not approach water, but for a number of exceptions! :D I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

Two small notes (more of nit-picks really): "Darn" sounds a bit modern for something to be said by Frodo. (Then again, Frodo is 13 in this, so I can't actually picture him saying "confound it all!" either. ;) ) And the name Tomato seems a bit off, since the events take place in a prehistoric European land. Yet, the dog is such a nice addition as a character that the name, in the end, makes no difference whatsoever. :)

Thank you for the story! :)

Author's Response: :D Thanks!

Yep, \"Darn\" does sound a bit too modern. But then I couldn\'t think of what else to put. \"Confound it all\" is more of Bilbo-style, \"Dark take it\" is just odd, and \"By the Valar\" is more Elvish. So he said \"Darn.\" I\'m sure someone else will come up with a better exclamation. :)

Tomato is actually one of my friends\' dog, and she asked me to weave him in my story for her. Tomato does sound odd; Thomas or whatso might have filled in better.But then - :) It\'s just fun to call the dog Tomato. You\'re welcome! :D

Summary: What does a caged bird dream?
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 406 Read Count: 2184
[Report This] Published: 21/05/06 Updated: 21/05/06
Reviewer: Beregond5 Signed
Date: 08/10/06 Title: Chapter 1: A Caged Bird's Dreams

That was, in one word, beautiful. I especially liked the last few stanzas. I mean, even the unpleasant things mattering more than being cooped up forever? That was really touching. Kudos. :)

Shining Light by iggybaby Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: A poem. Written from an elf's perspective.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 42 Read Count: 1308
[Report This] Published: 17/06/06 Updated: 17/06/06
Reviewer: Beregond5 Signed
Date: 03/07/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I always admire people who can write poems, since I can't make a verse to save my life. Though it's not based on Tolkien, I can't help being reminded of the prayer of the Elves to Elbereth. Not that that is a bad thing, mind you. I suppose the beauty in poems is that there can be many interpretations to them. Anyway, nicely done! :)

Author's Response: I made that one up on the spot. Usually I write them down on paper after I have a really powerfull emotion but this ones different. iggybaby

Summary: A poem I wrote after seeing the Two Towers for the first time. There is mention of fighting and death but nothing serious. Just so you know.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: Death and Beyond
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 87 Read Count: 1746
[Report This] Published: 17/06/06 Updated: 17/06/06
Reviewer: Beregond5 Signed
Date: 03/07/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is really good! It could be me, but it seems more 'mature' then the other one. Perhaps because you manage to speak about the destruction, fear and death in war in 20 verses, which is quite difficult to achieve. Nice job!

Author's Response: Thanks alot! Glad you liked it! iggybaby

Author's Response: Thanks alot! Glad you liked it! iggybaby

Uruk by bodobodot1 Rated: PG [Reviews - 5]
Summary: He doesn't fit in, he thinks he's still got a chance
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Other
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 122 Read Count: 1302
[Report This] Published: 13/07/06 Updated: 13/07/06
Reviewer: Beregond5 Signed
Date: 19/07/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh, man. This is one of the few times that I read a *completed* story and then exclaimed: "Noo! Don't finish it now at the good part!" Yeah... I actually wanted more - but it's your story, so I won't force anything. After all, in this way it leaves a very bittersweet taste in the mouth, sort of speak.

Good job. :)

Author's Response: I want the reader to imagine what happens next!

Summary: Gandalf travels to Minas Tirith to research the one ring (in the fellowship of the ring). Something is happening in the east, but what?
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Gandalf / Olorin
Genres: Other
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 678 Read Count: 1394
[Report This] Published: 17/07/06 Updated: 17/07/06
Reviewer: Beregond5 Signed
Date: 19/07/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

As I read it at first I thought it was a soldier talking to Gandalf, but then it dawned on me. Excellent way to fill in the scenes we didn't see in the movie! And I have to say that I like your writing style - the descriptions are very lively. :) There are a couple of typos that I think should be corrected, but nothing all that big.

Good work. :)

Author's Response: Oh, thanks, but sorry about the typos. I didn\'t have time to get it beta read! Thanks for the comments.

Summary: A parody of Tennyson's poem, "The Lady of Shalott." Aragorn and Legolas meet a Sue quite near to Mirkwood, and decide they have to get rid of it. Of course, the Sue seems to be infautated with Legolas, and decides to ride a boat, which makes things a lot easier...
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Original Character
Genres: Humor, Parody, Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1980 Read Count: 1001
[Report This] Published: 19/10/06 Updated: 19/10/06
Reviewer: Beregond5 Signed
Date: 22/01/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Lady of Sue-Wood

Excellent! :D

Sea's Calling by Tolannui Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: A poem written about the sea, and it's calling on Legolas. Fairly short.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Legolas
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 405 Read Count: 1176
[Report This] Published: 14/11/06 Updated: 14/11/06
Reviewer: Beregond5 Signed
Date: 14/11/06 Title: Chapter 1: Sea's Calling

That was nice. You've managed to put into a single poem what others might have to use whole chapters for it. Good job. :)

Aniar by iggybaby Rated: G [Reviews - 8]
Summary: Another song. English and some language i made up because it sounded good.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 132 Read Count: 1611
[Report This] Published: 17/11/06 Updated: 17/11/06
Reviewer: Beregond5 Signed
Date: 30/11/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is really cool! I love it! :) You have one slight typo, but it's perfectly fine. It's definitely going on my favourites. :D

Author's Response: alright. i\'ll correct it asap! thanks for the heads up! iggybaby

A Slash Discussion by Gemini_Elf Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 8]
Summary: This is safe for those who don't like slash as this is just a discussion in which one brother attempts to persuade the other not to take male partners. I'm not suggesting anything about Faramir's preferred partners! Thanks to Shadow Ranger for giving me the concept for this idea!
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash
Characters: Boromir, Faramir
Genres: None
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 507 Read Count: 4326
[Report This] Published: 19/11/06 Updated: 19/11/06
Reviewer: Beregond5 Signed
Date: 22/09/07 Title: Chapter 2: The Discussion

It feels a bit rushed, but you certainly get the point across. Nicely done. :)

Author's Response: I can\'t remember if it was rushed, I wrote it so long ago... :D Thanks for your review!

Author's Response: I can\'t remember if it was rushed, I wrote it so long ago... :D Thanks for your review!

Shall I go? by iggybaby Rated: G [Reviews - 3]
Summary: A song that tells how Arwen debates on whether or not she should sail to the undying lands.
Categories: Movie-verse
Characters: Arwen
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 170 Read Count: 1066
[Report This] Published: 09/12/06 Updated: 09/12/06
Reviewer: Beregond5 Signed
Date: 23/12/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is quite beautiful. It reminds me more of a song than a poem really. One can almost sing to it. :)

Author's Response: Actually, i did write music for it. it\'s supposed to be a song. i guess i\'ll have to change my summary. iggybaby

The one ring by iggybaby Rated: G [Reviews - 5]
Summary: A poem foretelling the future of middle-earth if the one ring had indeed survived and Sauron made the dark ruler.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 39 Read Count: 1383
[Report This] Published: 20/12/06 Updated: 20/12/06
Reviewer: Beregond5 Signed
Date: 23/12/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Wow. Really dark and creepy - in a good way! Love it. :)

Author's Response: That\'s the way i like it. iggybaby

Summary: Christmas in middle-earth. Title says it all!


Merry Christmas to all!

Warnings: I do mock all or most of the characters from LotR. (Especially Legolas) But don't worry. it's all in good fun. Extreme AU.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: The Fellowship
Genres: General, Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2125 Read Count: 3106
[Report This] Published: 23/12/06 Updated: 28/12/06
Reviewer: Beregond5 Signed
Date: 23/12/06 Title: Chapter 1: Rivendell

It is humour, all right. Glorfindel with a saw was really funny. :) However, it felt as though it was done in a rush, especially at the end, where the story changed to present tense. And maybe you should separate the paragraphs so the reading will be easier. Just offering my 2 cents.

Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too! :)

Author's Response: to tell you the truth i was rushed. i\'ll go back and fix it up. thanks for the critism and the review! iggybaby

Author's Response: all fixed up now! iggybaby

Summary: Elrond's point of view watching the Fellowship leave Imladris.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: The Fellowship
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 144 Read Count: 1177
[Report This] Published: 29/12/06 Updated: 29/12/06
Reviewer: Beregond5 Signed
Date: 16/01/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Departure of the Fellowship

One question: why did you wait till now to put this up? Seriously, this was really good! Elrond's point of view was top notch!

Author's Response: THANK YOU!! I\'ve been wanting to hear that for a while now!

Author's Response: THANK YOU!! I\'ve been wanting to hear that for a while now!

Fear by iggybaby Rated: G [Reviews - 3]
Summary: A poem describing fear. Can apply to Middle-Earth and modern day Earth.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 45 Read Count: 1771
[Report This] Published: 01/01/07 Updated: 01/01/07
Reviewer: Beregond5 Signed
Date: 07/01/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

"It is what we make of it." That last verse says it all. Very good as always. :)

Author's Response: Thank you. when i wrote that i felt very wise and noble, because i knew it was the truth. iggybaby

She Took a Holiday by Ria Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 15]
Summary: This is a response to GreenWoodElleth's "Bad Girls" challenge. I was terribly intrigued by the idea of a bad (not evil and plotting to rule the world, but merely wicked) female hobbit. Xenobia Took gradually goes from bad to worse in the course of her long and adventurous life.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Arathorn, Gandalf / Olorin, Tom Bombadil
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 6622 Read Count: 7273
[Report This] Published: 01/01/07 Updated: 27/02/07
Reviewer: Beregond5 Signed
Date: 16/01/07 Title: Chapter 2: II. A Nose for Trouble

Wow. Your writing is brilliant. The introduction was very Tolkienesque and Xenobia Took is a very complete character. One doesn't often get to see that in original characters, so that was something very welcome while reading this. I hope you'll update soon. :)

Author's Response: Wow back -- I\'m very flattered. I should be back at it in the next week or so.

Reviewer: Beregond5 Signed
Date: 16/02/07 Title: Chapter 6: VI. Hidden Treasures

Another excellent chapter, and the last line was top notch! :D

There's just one sentence that needs a bit of fixing:

“A lost hoard of the Dunedain I could believe to be at Fornost, but a Seening Stone — ! I am ready to look for this thing with you, but I the lore of your own folk teaches that the last Seeing Stones of the North Kingdom were lost with Arvedui Last-king.”

Keep updating! :)

Author's Response: Whoops! Nice catch: I\'m amazed at how many times I can check my own writing without seeing (NOT SEENING) typos.

Reviewer: Beregond5 Signed
Date: 27/01/07 Title: Chapter 3: III. On the Road to Ruins

This is getting better and better. I enjoy the pace that you have in this, and the appearance of Tom Bombadill was priceless. :)

Just something to put to your attention:
“That is, if you are willing to let me tell you them.” I think it should be "of them".

Keep updating! :)

Author's Response: Good point, Beregond. That scans much better -- thanks for the note.