Reviews by Tathrin
Summary: Elladan and Elrohir, Imladris' resident pranksters, are up to their old tricks...
(slightly implied slash...but only if you know where to look...)
Categories: Movie-verse, Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Glorfindel
Genres: Humor
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5332 Read Count: 2606
Published: 18/10/04 Updated: 18/10/04 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Mischief Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Hee hee! Ah, the twins...always a good time! You wrote their pranks very well. The allusion to Aragorn and Arwen being all their fault was a nice touch as well. And the honey...ai, the honey! Nice and amusing, and very much in character for eveyone's favorite pranksters next to Merry and Pippin!

Author's Response: I had a lot of fun with this story- it's one of my favorites! Thank you for your kind review!

Author's Response: I had a lot of fun with this story- it's one of my favorites! Thank you for your kind review!
Date: 18/10/04
Summary: A/U. Sauron has regained his One Ring and darkness has come. Is still possible for the morning star to shine and bring a new dawn?
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Legolas, Gimli, Frodo, Sam, Gandalf / Olorin, Sauron, Faramir, Galadriel
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Angst, Tragedy
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11779 Read Count: 14793
Published: 18/10/04 Updated: 18/10/04 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 4: Chapter Three Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Oh my gosh, this is so good...I just had to stop and tell you that reading this chapter, I actually got chills. Now I need to go read the rest--but WOW...
Date: 18/10/04
Title: Chapter 9: Chapter Eight Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
"Not even the memory of the memories lingered"...what an awesome line! This is an incredible story! Wow--characters are perfect, all of them!
Date: 18/10/04
Title: Chapter 10: Chapter Nine Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Oooh...um, the fact that this is chapter NINE--that's just a coincidence, right?
Date: 18/10/04
Title: Chapter 12: Epilogue Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Oh, that was remarkable! Absolutely perfect! I bow in worshipful adoration of you and your literary abilities!

Author's Response: Thank you:)
Date: 19/10/04
In The Dark by Ariel Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: After Frodo and Sam's forced march, Sam was not the only one to have grim revelations by the roadside. A 2004 Mithril Award Winner - Runner-Up - Best Story Focusing on Hobbits, Commended Finalist - Best Gapfiller.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Sam, Frodo
Genres: Drama, Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2121 Read Count: 1488
Published: 18/10/04 Updated: 18/10/04 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: In The Dark Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
That was really good! Very insightful. The way you present Frodo coming to his decision is very nicely done, and all the most bittersweet because we know that inevitably he fails--but you didn't give that away, and that adds a nice element of realism. The fatalism was very true to character as well, I thought, and you didn't overplay it melodramatically. All in all, a powerful and exceptionally well-done study on poor Frodo!

Author's Response: *Tucks her wooly toes under her skirts and blushes bright red.* Thank you for reading and also for responding! I am just getting to know my way around this site and am feeling a bit lost among all the elves - so it is nice to see I can provide something of interest amid such elegant company! Thank you!
Date: 19/10/04
Title: Chapter 1: In The Dark Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Lost among the elves, huh? Well, don't worry--we may be tall, but we try not to look down on anyone! ;) Seriously, welcome to the site! It could probably use a bit of hobbit-sense to keep it from flitting off to the stars...lol

Author's Response: Hobbit sense I have - and I will try not to be too boring with it. The fandom is made up of many different types and fancies and every one of us adds to the richness of this universe.
Date: 31/10/04
Summary: [MEFA Award Nominee] Standing alone among blood and ruins, a tormented Aragorn questions a dear friend about the worth of living another day.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Legolas
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1597 Read Count: 1783
Published: 19/10/04 Updated: 19/10/04 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: 1 Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
I liked it. I thought the raw, "unpolished" nature was a good idea. Excellent handling on emotions on both parts; seeing Aragorn lost like this doesn't happen often, and I think you did a good job of it. Very emotional!

Author's Response: Wow, thank you! I am so happy to hear what you thought of the story!
Date: 19/10/04
Dark by MelanyeBaggins Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: In the dark of the Mines of Moria, Merry is plagued by nightmares.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Legolas, Merry
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1031 Read Count: 1838
Published: 20/10/04 Updated: 20/10/04 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Dark Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Aw, poor Merry--I'd imagine almost being eaten by a tree would give anyone nightmares! Very nice how you tied it in with the consuming darkness of Moria in the hobbit's mind. Great grasp of character, and a nice filler.

Author's Response: I really enjoyed getting into a hobbit's head for this one...so childlike, yet mature, aren't they? Thank you so much for your kind words!
Date: 24/10/04
Lost by MelanyeBaggins Rated: G [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Sam's thoughts in Shelob's Lair.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Sam, Frodo
Genres: Angst, Tragedy, Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 273 Read Count: 1548
Published: 26/10/04 Updated: 26/10/04 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Lost Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Very nice. I like how smoothly you integrated lines from the book/movie; they really fit the story. Great capturing of Sam's state of mind. You can really feel how torn he is, even though he knows what decision he has to make. Beautiful imagery, especially with the life "almost" behind Frodo's eyes. Even though you don't mention it, I can see Sam's tears falling through the words of the story. You have an excellent handle on young Master Gamgee, and he shows through very clearly. Very nicely done!
Date: 10/11/04
Summary: Faramir's Healing from his POV. Movie Canon.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Faramir
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 976 Read Count: 1651
Published: 28/10/04 Updated: 28/10/04 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Called Home Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Excellent! I don't think I've ever thought what it must have been like for Faramir before; I loved your version of it! I don't think I'll ever be able to picture it differently, your story was so vivid! I loved the depth of emotion you conveyed and everything you told about his family. Very well-written, very good choice of what to write on!
Date: 02/11/04
Summary: Elves enliven a family party for their human. Beware of Mary -Sue and OOC.
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Glorfindel, Original Character, Other
Genres: Romance, Erotica, Humor, Fantasy
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing), Graphic Sex, AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2164 Read Count: 2737
Published: 29/10/04 Updated: 07/11/04 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
*snicker* that was funny...ai, those two are going to drive the entire party straight to...somewhere, aren't they? *evil laugh* Good writing, nice biting sense of humor! Gler and Lind are just trouble incarnate, I can tell already! I'm sure this fic's going strange places...lol

Author's Response: Hehehe. Strange places indeed! lol
Date: 30/10/04
Title: Chapter 2: chapter 2 Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Interesting places as in into the closet? Seems to me that in the closet is the last place for these three! *snigger*

Author's Response: heheheh glad you liked that. The next chapter is they start getting more daring.
Date: 07/11/04
Summary: The One Ring, so often ignored, is quite irate and speaks to his nemesis - Mary Sue - and makes her an offer she cannot refuse.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Other
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 886 Read Count: 1694
Published: 29/10/04 Updated: 29/10/04 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Ring Speaks! Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Oh, that was priceless! The Ring's seduction versus Mary Sue's! This was absolutely amazing, I'm still snickering! I'd list some of my favorite lines, but I'm afraid I'd end up putting half the story in here. Really, truly spectacular job! Ah, the Ring...who knew it could be so FUNNY? Oh man, that was just too much...pretty...except for Boromir...Me! HA!

Author's Response: Thank you! I imaged it would be pretty angry and lash out if it could! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Date: 30/10/04
Precious by MelanyeBaggins Rated: G [Reviews - 2]
Summary: The One Ring whisperes to Frodo...
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Sauron
Genres: Horror, Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 126 Read Count: 1368
Published: 31/10/04 Updated: 31/10/04 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Precious Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Can we all say STALKER? Time to get a restraining order, Frodo! Seriously, though, very creepily well-done. Gave me a nice little shiver when I finished it! Definately award-worthy. Crow, I must be evil. I just chuckled. A sadistic, creepy, evil chuckle--inspired by this, so it's your fault. Well, okay, I was evil before this, but that doesn't mean that this wasn't! Beautiful! Er...in a dark, shivery, freaky way, that is. Great insight, into both the Ring and Frodo. The darkness that freezes your soul...the madness is taking you...excellent lines! And ending with "Your Precious" was inspired and a nice wink at the audience. I love it. I must be a bad person. But I really, really enjoyed this! :)
Date: 08/12/04
Summary: Galadriel reflects on her daughter's fate and her own feelings after Celebrian has left Middle-earth.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Galadriel
Genres: Drama, Angst, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1058 Read Count: 1924
Published: 02/11/04 Updated: 02/11/04 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Across Deeper Waters Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Wow...that was amazing. Your writing was so beautiful! It nearly brought tears to my eyes. You're right; there really isn't enough about Galadriel and Celebrian. I'm glad you thought to start filling in the gap; you did it spectacuarly. I could feel every drop of Galadriel's sorrow and pain as her daughter was lost to the Sea. The details of nature and emotion were so marvellously evident, and so elvishly real. This was lovely!
Date: 02/11/04
Summary: Ecthelion of Gondor sends Men to discover the truth about the mysterious Captain Thorongil
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Other, Ecthelion
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 26 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 36510 Read Count: 27248
Published: 06/11/04 Updated: 06/11/04 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Bree Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Great start! Eldar...heh. This is sure to be an interesting story! You have beautiful descriptions as well as witty dialogue. I'm looking forward to the rest; just thought I'd drop a line at the start and tell you my first reactions!
Date: 07/11/04
Title: Chapter 2: Fornost Erain Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Ooh, intriguing...this is getting off to an excellent start! And the beginning of this chapter had such beautiful loss, as well! Poor Rangers--secretive they may be, but when it comes to outright deception...! This was such a lovely chapter, so elegantly dark.
Date: 07/11/04
Title: Chapter 8: Commonfolk Of The Lost Realm Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
This is really cool. I love all the detail you're putting in about their history and how they live. It really helps make the Dunedain understandable and fleshed out. Kudos!
Date: 07/11/04
Title: Chapter 9: A Legend Of The Lost Realm Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Wiggle all you want! This is a great fic, and highly detailed too! If you want to mess with a few details in order to create such a fleshed out, expansive look at the Dunedain, go right ahead--we won't stop you, we'll sit in awe and go "wow" on cue! ;)
Date: 07/11/04