Reviews by Tathrin
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Categories: Orphan Characters: None
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Chapters: 0 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 0 Read Count: 0
Published: Dec 31 1969 Updated: Dec 31 1969 [Report This]
Title: None Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
*howls* Okay, at first I thought Aragorn was the best with his defiance--fiancee and only love! Then Legolas beat him out with his matter-of-fact might as well get it over with, but now I am convinced that nothing can surpass Gimli's "If others feel no need to explain their plot devices, why should I?" That was simply priceless. Beautiful parody here, simply beautiful. A Mary-Sue who's not a Mary-Sue; what could be better? Especially with them quite convinced she is one. Aurora Silverflame--"all I need to know." Their resigned, "been there, done that" attitudes are highly entertaining, as is her confusion. I eagerly await the next amusing, mocking installment!
Date: Dec 13 2004
Summary: What if Arwen had decided to leave Middle-Earth ? An adaptation of "Arwen's song".
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Arwen
Genres: Drama
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 426 Read Count: 1848
Published: Dec 23 2004 Updated: Dec 23 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Bitter Taste of Immortality Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
ooh...that's really cool! Poor Arwen...very poignant and sorrowfully written. Might want to fix "and of her spouse, Éowyn," however. Unless there's something about Aragorn we don't know. ;) I like how you worked in Arwen's visions. I'm torn, though; on one hand, I think it's the perfect length and adding anything would dillute its potency. On the other, I'm jumping up and down yelling "me want more" as if I were a kid in a candy store. But I suppose that's a sign of a good short story; when your reader leaves perfectly satisfied and yet still greedy you know you have a good one.
Date: Jan 11 2005
Donna Nobis Pacem by Anais Rated: G starstar [Reviews - 7]
Summary: An overly-long drabble inspired by one of my "favourite" genres of Tolkien "spin-offs" floating around. One of the first confrontations between sarcastic elitists and perfect creatures...
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Original Character, Other
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 923 Read Count: 1930
Published: Dec 23 2004 Updated: Dec 23 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Donna Nobis Pacem Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Hee hee! So brilliant, so "deara." ;) Beautiful story, and absolutely wonderous sarcasm and irony.

Author's Response: Your "Deara" is very flattered ;) In case you haven't noticed, I worship at the altar of the Mighty Sarcasm! I'm glad you enjoyed this.
Date: Jan 20 2005
Summary: After a tormented Lady Celebrian is found, the House of Elrond is shadowed in grief. With faithful Glorfindel and Erestor by their side, can the broken family survive the loss and find joy again?
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Arwen, Elrond, Elrohir, Celeborn, Galadriel, Elladan, Glorfindel, Erestor
Genres: Drama, Angst
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 15907 Read Count: 17247
Published: Dec 31 2004 Updated: Feb 13 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 8: Hush of Gray Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Hey, where's the rest of this? Why haven't you posted chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12 here? *pout* That's no fair... *sigh* Off to to read the rest I go, then... :P ~~Rhys

Author's Response: Haha, I just got your review and came to upload more! ;) Thanks for your interest!
Date: Feb 03 2005
A Sad Tale by Archer Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 5]
Summary: The unfortunate account of how several Mary-Sues met their end . . .
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf / Olorin, Boromir, Original Character
Genres: Poetry, Humor, Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 340 Read Count: 3853
Published: Feb 05 2005 Updated: Feb 05 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Sad Tale Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Hee hee! Very nice, very nice. I'm sure it was the best--and certainly sweetest!--the poor old Watcher has had in ages. And I'll bet the Fellowship is thinking of that slimy tentacled creature far more fondly Very nice poem. Entertaining and well written. Seventh stanza, though, do you mean "with insanity lost" or "with sanity lost"? Just checking, just in case... Anyway, excellent little bit of "Lay of Mary's End" from you! Loved the phrasing. Good job!

Author's Response: Thanks! : ) In the seventh stanza, I meant sanity lost. :) I'll have to check to make sure I wrote that the right way . :)
Date: Feb 05 2005
Summary: (Or a Little Guide For Avoiding Simple Mistakes When Writing Lord of the Rings Fan Fiction)
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 878 Read Count: 2204
Published: Feb 06 2005 Updated: Feb 06 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: How Not To Get Haunted by Tolkien Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
*snigger* Ah, gotta love stating the obvious...nice reference material, ladies! Merci! :)
Date: Feb 08 2005
Fear by Ariel Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 13]
Summary: A brooding cousin, a stolen necklace and old fears make life, and living, very difficult for a young Frodo Baggins. Warning for extreme angst, violence and discussion of child abuse, both physical and sexual.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Original Character, Primula Baggins, Drogo Baggins, Frodo
Genres: Drama, Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 87346 Read Count: 26088
Published: Feb 07 2005 Updated: Feb 07 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 22: Forgiveness Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
What a well done story! If you hadn't dragged me in so that it's a cursed unhappy hour of the night--morning, now--I'm sure I'd be able to say more, but let me try and leave at least a cursory review. Well, very in depth it was, and your characterizations were wonderous. The changes they all went through were marvellous to see, and very expertly done. Such a detailed, in depth, and well thought out story; it was a delight to read. And about Hobbits, no less! I've never paid much mind to "Shire stories" but this is written, at least to my mind, on a professional level. Expertly crafted, and a joy to read. Thank you for sharing your talent!

Author's Response: *Wags tail fiercely!* It was a labor of love and quite a lot of work so I am very happy that you read and enjoyed it. Many haven\'t the patience for such a long story, Shire tale or not, and it is a testament to you that you did. Thank you so very much for your review - even written in the wee hours, it is a joy to see!
Date: May 02 2006
Tender Is The Night by Anais Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 5]
Summary: What would happen if suddenly you'd find yourself in a strange new world? What would happen if you didn't speak the language or know the customs? Would you even survive?
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Bilbo, Boromir, Celeborn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Faramir, Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Glorfindel, Haldir, Legolas, Merry, Original Character, Pippin, Sam
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2399 Read Count: 3524
Published: Feb 16 2005 Updated: Jan 13 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Wow. Fitting that many characters into one story is impressive enough, but this looks to be a verrry eeenteresting start to that little challenge. Heh, not only do you send a "real" girl, but you pick one who hasn't read the books. Very nice and evil, dearie. Excellent descriptions, I look forward to your visuals of Middle-earth. Claudia looks like she'll be a lot of fun. Good job, good luck!

Author's Response: Tath, you know how much I love being teh ev0l, *grin* I'm glad that you liked the beginning. Hopefully, I won't let you down as the story continues.
Date: Feb 16 2005
Summary: Elrond lectures on why there is Nine and the real Non-Tenth Fellowship Member gets no love.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 852 Read Count: 2649
Published: Feb 23 2005 Updated: Feb 23 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: (Aka Elrond Rants About Symmetry, An OFUM Class) Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Hee hee hee! Cam, you slay me...poor, poor Elrond...and the poor Non-Tenth. Although really, I suppose that you could always consider it balancing-out for Gandalf being so inconsiderate to fall down that abyss...that way there was still nine. Um, although with Boromir being dead and all...there was still nine once Gandalf came back...okay, okay, I'm grasping, but really, I'd rather not have Elrond's Death Glare(tm) turned my way, you know? Beautiful little piece!
Date: Feb 24 2005
Summary: A series of Merry/Éowyn drabbles. Kept as close to bookverse as possible. Originally written on the 20_rings Livejournal community.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Merry, Pippin, Estella Brandybuck, Faramir
Genres: Romance, Action/Adventure, Drama, Angst, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8449 Read Count: 32288
Published: Sep 15 2005 Updated: Sep 15 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Sunrise Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Pretty start, but you ought to check your formatting. Because of whatever program you loaded from, the accent over Eowyn's name makes it show up as "...owyn." Whoops! :P
Date: Apr 28 2006
Title: Chapter 3: Wall Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Oh wow, beautiful imagery with the walls and the breaking and rebduilding. Fantastic.

Also, love the irony.
Date: Apr 28 2006
Title: Chapter 6: Song Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Love the song. Very poetic. And although I don't know either of the tunes you suggest, it's written with enough of a beat that I can almost hear one.
Date: Apr 28 2006
Title: Chapter 8: Night Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
That is so bloody poignant. Wow.
Date: Apr 28 2006
Title: Chapter 20: Under the Sky Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
That was astonishingly beautiful. I can't believe you got such elegance of language and such moving emotion out of such short installments, but it was absolutely perfect.
Date: Apr 28 2006
Title: Chapter 1: Sunrise Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Never mind about the "..." thing. I just found out that's a sitewide problem. Ignore me!
Date: May 03 2006
Summary: Armed with secrecy and a sharp tongue, a young swordsman proves himself to be a far from simple character as a shadow far darker than Sauron's looms over an unsuspecting Middle Earth
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Erestor, Haldir
Genres: Romance, Action/Adventure, Horror, Humor, Fantasy
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing), Torture
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 71274 Read Count: 6115
Published: Oct 05 2005 Updated: Oct 17 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Part One Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Oh gods, I adore your writing style. It's an absolute delight. As is your Erestor. And you arguing kings. And know what, I just adore the whole bloody cast. Oh, intriguing bits with Melkor, too, lots of fun. But my favorite part of this story has to be the subtle lacings of sarcastic, wry humor that flit about to catch the reader off guard with sudden amusement. It's a true tresure to read.

Only one thing I might change, and that's to separate your parts a bit more. If one didn't know for certain that they would have ample time to devote to reading the story, it would be quite the pain to try and mark a place to come back to later. However, the story itself? Wonderful!
Date: May 01 2006
Title: Chapter 3: Part Three Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Ooh, that was beautiful. You're an absolutely amazing writer.
Date: May 01 2006
Summary: Four young women of Earth die and are reformed in a world unlike anything they may have expected to find in the afterlife. It is not a pleasant place, beset with large spiders, monsters, and rude men with pointy ears. Who will realize the Truth before it kills them (again)? Metafanfition; Harry Potter, Star Wars, Matrix, and Anime (heavily of InuYasha).
Categories: Crossovers Characters: Legolas, Thranduil
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 65243 Read Count: 29787
Published: Dec 10 2005 Updated: Jul 14 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Darkness and Starlight Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Great beginning. Such crazy, rambling writing. No idea what's going on, but Gwar at least sounds (crazy) fun.
Date: Apr 28 2006
Title: Chapter 6: The Banks of River Running Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
I love your characters. At first it seemed you might have chosen a few too many, at least for not breaking up the introductions with something, but after reading all of them, I changed my mind most decidedly. They're absolutely brilliant and I already adore all of them. I can't wait to see what you have them do.
Date: Apr 28 2006
Title: Chapter 17: The Coming Night Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Oh gods above, this can't be unfinished! (Not that I'm one to talk. But still!) I'm absolutely enraptured, and coming from someone inherently distrustful of cross-over fics, that's saying quite a bit. But you, my dear, are a perfectly marvelous writer. Your characters are amazing, and you pulled off the incredulous plot devices so well I didn't even flinch at zombie Elves. Well okay, so I did quite a bit more than flinch, but it wasn't because I didn't buy it. You even found a way to make them all converse without all being able to speak the same language--which is an excellent touch, by the way. Basically, what my babbling is leading up to is, this is an amazing work and I really, really hope you update more regularly than I do because I eagerly await the rest! Very, very eagerly. Very. Hint, hint; nudge, nudge and all that...

Author's Response: AH-HA! It was you, you who wrote \"MarySue in Fangorn\"! I loved that spoof, totally rocked. Without any arrogance I can safely garuntee that you will love what I have in store. Totally flattered, complete psyched to write, ta.
Date: Apr 28 2006
Blood Thorns by angelsfyre1 Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 27]
Summary: A possible spy is captured by the sons of Elrond just after the departure of the Fellowship. Is she truly a threat? That is what Glorfindel and the twins wish to discover. GlorfindelOC ,OC,M/F
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Elrond, Elrohir, Elladan, Glorfindel, Original Character, Erestor
Genres: Romance, Action/Adventure, Angst, Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 26675 Read Count: 20813
Published: Jan 21 2006 Updated: Nov 01 2014 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 12: Lost Souls Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Oh, I quite like it. Your character development of all three of them is truly delightful. I'm still not sure what to make of Kestral, but amusing she most definately is! A mute elf-maid prisoner...very intriguing idea. And amnesiac, to boot! I love it, I can't wait to find out what both her past and future hold. However, you need to work more on the mechanics of writing, misplaced commas especially, but the words themselves are usually well chosen and arranged. All you need is a bit of technical practice. I quite like the style it's written in, and you have a good balance of details, horrors, and humor. Very nicely done indeed.
Date: Apr 29 2006
Title: Chapter 13: Mistakes and Mishaps Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Oh, that's a conversation that's bound to go well... Whatever secrest Erestor knows, I can't wait to see Glorfindel's reaction. That should be just lovely. I'm also quite fond at how you depict him as being annoyed at thinking about her. It's such a delightful way of saying-without-saying. Very nice chapter, as ever. Love the irony of timing.
Date: May 15 2006
Summary: She has to do it. It is her honor. She could, would, and should take revenge of the son of the one who has destroyed her family and her lands. But even the strongest wills can be bended, and the coldest of hearts can be melted. What begins as a quest for a simple murder dances itself into a struggle of wills, nature, and hearts. But the past, the present, and the future hunt all of them...

The bowstring will be loosened, the arrow will fly, and the hunter must become the hunted.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Boromir, Frodo, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Legolas, Merry, Original Character, Pippin, Sam
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 12036 Read Count: 9312
Published: Apr 10 2006 Updated: May 16 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter One - Last Flame Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Ooh, nice start. Make the Elves the bad guys, and tell it from a Haradrim perspective? Intriguing! I like it muchly.

Author's Response: Hee hee, thanks for the review! Yup, the Elves are taking their turn to be the bad guys this time...
Date: Apr 28 2006
I remember by ann_arien Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Erestor remembers his first (and only) love.
Categories: Book Verse Slash, Book-verse Characters: Erestor
Genres: Angst, Erotica
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Graphic Sex, Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3780 Read Count: 2034
Published: Apr 13 2006 Updated: Apr 13 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Wow, really good. Not generally my cup of tea per se (ick, romance! lol) but you wrote it very beautifully and made me care about the lovers even in a short time. You have a lovely way with words, too, even in a first person retrospective narrative, which ought to be a death knell for such eloquence. It's like a letter, but what a letter! Very prettily written indeed.

Author's Response: Thank you, thank you so much. It makes me very happy to hear that you were touched by this story, especially since romance is not your cup of tea (it isn\'t mine either, I\'m quite partial to smut, actually). This particular writing style is actually my favorite one and the one which flows the easiest, though everyone who has read this story tells me that must be difficult to nail. Thank you, again, for the wonderful, encouraging words and for taking the time to read my story.
Date: Apr 28 2006
Summary: What happens when the worlds of Tolkien and Whedon collide, in the style of Saruman or Maggie Walsh? This Gondorian musical comedy!

A second response to Took the Took's musical challenge, using "Once More, With Feeling" from BtVS.
Categories: Crossovers Characters: Aragorn, Eomer, Eowyn, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Grma, Legolas, Merry, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Saruman, Sauron, Thoden, Treebeard
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Challenges: Steal A Plot!
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1842 Read Count: 5819
Published: Oct 28 2007 Updated: Jan 05 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 3: Act 1, Scene III Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Okay, I just have to say, I nearly died when I read "it could be seagulls." Seriously. Took me a while to find the composure to continue. This is truly brilliant. Frightening and bizarre and deeply, deeply troublesome on a seriously-questioning-my-sanity level, yet brilliant.

Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing. I have the deepest admiration for the writing of "Once More, With Feeling": I wish I could be 15% as funny.
Date: Mar 20 2010