Reviews by Tathrin
The Wrong Path by White Wolf Rated: PG-13 starstar [Reviews - 17]
Summary: After apparently taking a wrong turn in a mysterious forest, something happens to Legolas. Aragorn doesn't know what's wrong or what to do, so he takes the elf to his father in Rivendell, however Elrond has no answers either. Mellon Chronicles Fic Awards 2004 Winner: Second Place: Best Overall Angst Story; Third Place: Best Friendship Story; Third Place: Best pre-LOTR Story; Third Place: Best Legolas Angst Story; and Fourth Place: Best Story of the Year.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Elrond, Elrohir, Thranduil, Elladan, Glorfindel, Original Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 61 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 166006 Read Count: 57040
Published: Jul 27 2004 Updated: Jul 28 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 10: Chapter Ten Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
This is very good so far, especially for your first story. I like the way you handled the suspense; you let us know there was something wrong right away, then you drew it out (to the point where I imagine it would have been infuriating and painful if the reader had to wait for updates!) slowly and realistically, dropping just enough bits to keep it going. A little slow perhaps at times, but the realism made up for that. I also like how you picked up the story, so to speak, in the middle, not bothering with needless exposition or introductions but diving right in. I hope to see more character evolution as the story progresses, but you have everyone's relationship very well defined so far; nicely done. I'm particuarly fond of your Thranduil's sudden mood swings and the others' reactions to him; great touch. ;) This Mordraug sounds interesting, and again, good job with the suspense there. I can't wait to see what happens to poor Legolas (and the others) next! ~Tathrin (who is unfortunately retiring for the night as she has an early class--grr! Bloody idiot, starts reading a 61 chapter story late at night...only myself to blame...)
Date: Jan 09 2005
Title: Chapter 12: Chapter Twelve Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
*snicker* Heh, loved the flashbacks (although I know I've read that butterfly bit before). Can't wait to see what the memory reveals! This, and the previous chapter, were so sadly sweet. Nice job! Sorry I haven't been able to read any more for a while; I was caught up by homework and promises to update. Cliffies are fun, but your readers tend to be upset if you leave them like that too long (*hintBlackMountainhint*). And, of course, I'm starting this at night...sigh...I'll never learn...
Date: Jan 17 2005
Title: Chapter 13: Chapter Thirteen Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Oooh...what a threat! Loved the part with them at the campfire. Perfect dialogue.
Date: Jan 17 2005
Title: Chapter 16: Chapter Sixteen Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
:) Awww, how swee--crap!
Date: Jan 17 2005
Title: Chapter 19: Chapter Nineteen Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Awww! Heartbreaking. A very impressive chapter, and a highly realistic farewell. Beautifully done.
Date: Jan 17 2005
Title: Chapter 21: Chapter Twenty One Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Noo! That was so sad! Poor, poor Thranduil! Tears in my eyes...*sniff* So sad. :(
Date: Jan 17 2005
Title: Chapter 36: Chapter Thirty Six Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Ah, bugger...sixty-one chapters...class tomorrow...grr! Anyway, this is being very well done. I'm highly impressed. Everyone's emotions are so poignant and moving. And the scientific detail--wow! How are you doing that? It's amazing! I swear, if I see Elrond in a lab coat next chapter, I won't even blink an eye. The detail is absolutely amazing, and it really adds a whole new element to the story--which is, by the way, beautiful! Great, great fic!
Date: Jan 17 2005
Summary: a poem about the passing of King Ellasar and Legolas sailing to the Undying lands (my first)
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Legolas
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 140 Read Count: 1581
Published: Aug 05 2004 Updated: Aug 05 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: 1 Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
That was really cool. I like how you can say so much without really saying it--everything's implied, but really clear. Very elegant, too.
Date: Oct 08 2004
Summary: Hoo boy. The residents of Middle-earth decide that if they want realistic fanfic written about them, they'll have to teach the authors themselves. But things do not go exactly according to plan.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Bilbo, Boromir, Celeborn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Faramir, Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Glorfindel, Gollum, Haldir, Legolas, Merry, Pippin, Rosie, Sam, Saruman, Sauron, Thranduil, Treebeard
Genres: Humor, Parody, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 64 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 73189 Read Count: 149446
Published: Aug 09 2004 Updated: Aug 09 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Weird Visit Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
I love this story! I'm glad you posted it on this site, too! :)
Date: Oct 19 2004
Summary: Young and alone on a long road, Once I lost my way: Rich I felt when I found another; Man rejoices in man. The story of Gimli and Legolas
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Gimli, Legolas
Genres: Romance, Drama
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 20329 Read Count: 20731
Published: Aug 09 2004 Updated: Aug 09 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 19: Nineteen Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Oh my god, that was so sad... This was an amazing fic. Their emotions were so marvellously portrayed. It was a very realistic growing affection, and the writing style was beautiful. The time-span was well handled and the transitions between the sections were very smooth. Their pain and torment were so evident and expertly done, and their attempts at denial great. This was a lovely story of their friendship and love!
Date: Nov 06 2004
Summary: Gimli and Legolas have set sail, but the sea can be treacherous…
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Legolas, Gimli
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 846 Read Count: 2880
Published: Aug 09 2004 Updated: Aug 09 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: One Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Whoah...that was, just...wow. I didn't know my eyes opened that wide. My throat's tight with the emotions you've conjured up. *swallow* I can't believe how sad that was...It's one of those can't-even-feel-like-crying sads, where you just sort of sit there with a lump in your chest and stare...

Author's Response: Yes, I am quite mean to poor Gimli and Legolas. *looks down in shame*
Date: Oct 17 2004
Vampiric Dawn by Seribaba Rated: R starstarhalf-star [Reviews - 17]
Summary: Part 1 of Arwen Trilogy. As a young child, Arwen comes face to face with a legendary creature destined to change her life forever.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Arwen, Legolas, Elrond, Original Character
Genres: Drama
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 21983 Read Count: 11308
Published: Aug 09 2004 Updated: Nov 04 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Unfamiliar Ground Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
That has got to be the best "girl falls into Middle-earth" bit I have ever read. Spectacular! Good level of detail, too; nicely written. But oh, I am just so humerously overcome by that...heh... "Mary Sue the Vampire"--okay, I'm done now...
Date: Jan 08 2005
Title: Chapter 3: Who Is That Child? Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
My my, so she's not dead...now that's interesting! Trust little Undomiel to charm even a Vampire into falling for her. ;)
Date: Jan 08 2005
Title: Chapter 4: Who is That Lady? Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Very nice, you have a great sense of description. It makes Imladris very beautiful. I like the shifts in perspective between Arwen and Faye. You capture both of them very well and seem to have no problem shifting between a well-done childish viewpoint and a far older one. Only one problem this chapter: I cringe whenever I see the word "okay" in a LoTR fic, although at least it was the elflings using it so it's not as bad. That's just a personal pet peeve, though, and I'm probably being too nitpicky. Anyway, I can't wait to see what you concoct with Faye and little Arwen next.
Date: Jan 08 2005
Title: Chapter 5: Taming the Beast Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
That was a great last line! Awesome!
Date: Jan 08 2005
Title: Chapter 9: A Prayer is Answered Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Beautiful battle sequence. Again, the shift in perspective was well handled as well. But can this really be the end of Faye? Nay, surely it's not!
Date: Jan 08 2005
Title: Chapter 10: Rescue Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Heh heh, nope, not the end of Faye after all...nicely done. Seeing it through Mur's eyes and then only arriving to find the aftermath adds a nice element of--well, not really mystery, but something akin to that. Poor little Arwen, getting snapped at; Elrond's just frightened and worried, but she's too young to know that...methinks a conversation or two will be needed to heal that.
Date: Jan 08 2005
Title: Chapter 11: The Miracle Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Very nicely done. I still maintain that was the best "girl falls into Middle-earth" moment in history, though. ;) You created some very real emotions, and managed to make them realistic in two vastly different ages. Faye's journey from monster to not-monster was well handled and very realistic--not to mention quite a bit of fun to read. The descriptions throughout were nicely detailed and very vivid as well, which added another element to the story's impressiveness. Nice job.
Date: Jan 08 2005
Summary: Thranduil laments the dangerous future his youngest son, Legolas, is likely to face.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Legolas, Thranduil, Original Character
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2324 Read Count: 4319
Published: Aug 21 2004 Updated: Aug 21 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chpater One Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
That was beautiful. Quite often, all we see is straing between Legolas and his father. It was nice to see how much Thranduil loves him. I like how you put in so much background exposition without bogging the story down with it--nicely done. It was a great insight into Thranduil and how much he cares for his children, and I liked the foreshadowing you give about how Legolas will grow up. Great interactions between all three of them; you really get a sense of how close they all are. Great story!

Author's Response: I'm so glad you like the story. The one thing I always tried to do in all of my stories is to show how loving Legolas's family is. I think that is a strong basis for him being who he is. I hate stories that go into so much detail the story gets boring. I try hard to reach a good balance. Thanks again.
Date: Oct 08 2004
Summary: Another look at the friendship between Legolas and Arwen
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Arwen, Legolas
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 785 Read Count: 1448
Published: Aug 28 2004 Updated: Aug 28 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: One of Those Nights Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Aw, that was really sweet. Short and cute; great depiction of a friendship.
Date: Oct 08 2004
Summary: A lonely day on the shore of Adurant
Categories: Book-verse Characters: None
Genres: Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 671 Read Count: 1371
Published: Aug 30 2004 Updated: Aug 30 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: This Side Of Paradise Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
That was really good. I loved how you kept it elusive until the very end. You can really get a sense of her loss. The way she waits for her death is very sadly beautiful. Nice.

Author's Response: Thank you. I was afraid I wouldn't do it justice. I'm really glad you liked it.
Date: Oct 08 2004
Black Mountain by White Wolf Rated: PG-13 starhalf-star [Reviews - 19]
Summary: No one in the history of Middle-earth has ever returned from mysterious Black Mountain. Now the mountain, silent for centuries, appears to be waking up, and Aragorn thinks it's time that he and Legolas go there to investigate. Elladan and Elrohir join them for the adventure.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Elrohir, Elladan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 23 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 64989 Read Count: 26507
Published: Sep 03 2004 Updated: Mar 19 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter Two Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Hee hee, great start. Nice mix of humor and comraderie; but really, sending the four of them out together? Have you lost your mind? Do you honestly think Arda can survive that? ;)

Author's Response: Thank you. I appreciate the compliment. Could have thought of a better way to confront whatever was on Black Mountain than to send our four intreepid heroes up there? Could anything, no matter how dangerous, survive them? :o)
Date: Jan 08 2005
Title: Chapter 9: Chapter Nine Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Of course; it wouldn't be a true "ALEE" story without mistaken death and an infected wound, would it? Heh. Very nicely done so far. Good descritions, and explanations as well. The picture of the mountain and the howler's cave is quite vivid and very well presented.

Author's Response: There are a lot of givens in an ALEE story, that's for sure. Again thank you for the complements. I work hard to give a good read to those who give me their time. I'm glad you are liking it.
Date: Jan 08 2005
Title: Chapter 10: Chapter Ten Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Oh charming! Not only eaten, but eaten alive. Just the fate you want to look forward to... *grimace* I love your bad-coincidences. All too often the only coincidences are good ones, but your sense of irony is well done and adds nicely to the story.
Date: Jan 08 2005
Title: Chapter 12: Chpater Twelve Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Oh, perfect spot to leave off. Or perhaps not! Tell me, there's an update soon, yes? As in, quite soon? After all, you wouldn't wish to leave the poor Elf stuck under that rock for long, would you? He's not a fan of close rocks, you know, so it's not very kind to do something or the sort. And since I know you're a kindhearted person, that must mean that he'll soon be yanked free by Elrohir and the others, yes?
Anyway, this was nicely done. A good mix of suspense and character with a nice plot and sense of history to back everything up. The descriptions also added a nice element of reality to the story. I eagerly await the rest! :)
Date: Jan 08 2005