Reviews by Tathrin
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: 27806
Published: Nov 06 2004 Updated: Nov 06 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 14: More Twins Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Oh gods, the (elven) twins! *snicker* Always fun! I really like the idea of denying the heirs because of their elvish heritage. That's an interesting premise, and a very possible one. Great thought; it really adds depth to the story, especially with how Aragorn ends up being named Elfstone by Gondor when they finally accept Isildur's Heir at long last. That's really food for thought! This is such a well-thought-out fic, with such attention to detail! It's wonderful!
Date: Nov 07 2004
Title: Chapter 15: Dinner Conversation Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
That was a really interesting conversation there at the end. "Men change"--wow. Very nice explanation of who they trust and why. You keep building up the layers of the Dunadain so eloquently!
Date: Nov 07 2004
Title: Chapter 16: Departing Cristhoron Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
That was a really interesting thing with the purity of blood that you brought up! Wow. Nice...
Date: Nov 07 2004
Title: Chapter 22: Minas Tirith At Last Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
I really like the parallels between Ecthelion and Denethor and Denethor and Faramir. Very subtle, but very powerful. And the scene with Aragorn was much the same; I look forward to seeing how you take this.
Date: Nov 07 2004
Title: Chapter 26: The Departure Of Thorongil Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
That was a really excellent story. The level of detail and history you captured was amazing. This really expanded beautifully upon both the Northern Rangers and upon Gondor. The story truly felt like an addition to Tolkien's work, it meshed so well and fleshed out so much. It's clear you put a lot of thought into this, and it was very worthwhile. An excellent read, both for the sake of the story itself and for the background it gives. Brilliant work!
Date: Nov 07 2004
Summary: After Aragorn’s departure to the Paths of the Dead, a bitter Éowyn ponders on her feelings. (Eowyn's POV, Aragorn/Eowyn unrequited)
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 390 Read Count: 1595
Published: Nov 08 2004 Updated: Nov 08 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Like Sand in my Hand Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Very nice insight on Eowyn's thoughts. The writing style was very poetic and beautiful, full of both imagery and despair. Very eloquent. I think you captured Eowyn well. The way the lines flowed and tied into one another was very enjoyable. The pictures they conjured were vivid and emotional. You have a talent for setting a mood and telling a story about it.

Author's Response: Thank you ! I really like to work on Eowyn's character and her decision is a key moment in RotK. And I'm very glad you liked the style, as English is not my native language. Thanks again !
Date: Nov 09 2004
Title: Chapter 1: Like Sand in my Hand Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Wow! Not your native language? Well, you're more than fluent! I'm even more impressed now! *claps loudly* I can't believe that you could achieve this level of poetic eloquence in another language! Major kudos!
Date: Nov 09 2004
Summary: A Rohirric Healer reflects on her beliefs after the battle of Helm's Deep (movie verse). Winner of Parma Eruseen's sixth fic challenge, Parma Awards Year One nominee.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Original Character
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: Healed Emotions, Loved Always
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1134 Read Count: 1546
Published: Nov 09 2004 Updated: Nov 09 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Gift of Healing Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Very interesting. Nice insight onto a part of a culture not given much attention, but still vital. You only lost me once, with "The éored had no decorum in these clouded times I'm just not sure what that's in reference to. It might be no more than that I've just finished typing a research paper and my brain is shot, but I couldn't figure that one out. Anyway, I like the way you tied Eowyn into this. Showing her aiding with the healers like that now helps to ease the transition later. Hidegard is an interesting character sketch. Might we see more of her in other stories? Anyway, I like the rituals you invented for the healers. It seems to harken back to far-distant roots that the Rohirrim have forgotten. Nicely written.

Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it Tathrin ! It's actually one of my favorite pieces of writing. Concerning the sentence that seemed confusing, I meant that the éored was not a superficial thing in these times. My French had likely interfered lol! I surely hope to use Hildeguard's character in other stories, though I dunno in what context yet. For the healers' rituals, I was inspired by ancient magic and wicca which are really close to nature. Thanks for your review !
Date: Nov 09 2004
Ashes by eowynangel Rated: PG starstarhalf-star [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Merry’s thoughts on the battlefield, after the Witch-King encounter.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Merry
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 73 Read Count: 1509
Published: Nov 12 2004 Updated: Nov 12 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Ashes Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Pretty cool look at the Shadow on Merry. I particuarly liked the descriptive mood of the first stanza. I think that really captured the feel of the scene. The closing line was lovely as well; the perfect illustration of what it must feel like lying under the Black Breath. Very nice.

Author's Response: Glad you liked it ! The Witch-King scene is one of my favourite and I tried to give power to Merry's despair in this short poem. Writing poetry in English is really great ;) Thanks for reviewing !
Date: Nov 13 2004
There is Hope by Kate Rated: G starstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Mirkwood was attacked by a band of orcs that were taking refuge in the outskirts of the forest. Thranduil, busy fixing the area that was burned down and the Elves that were injured, has no time to see what little Legolas has to show him. When he does see, it is a heart-warming lesson not soon to be forgotten.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Legolas, Thranduil
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1382 Read Count: 1404
Published: Nov 18 2004 Updated: Nov 18 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: There is Hope Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Aw, little Legolas was so cute and boisterous, the very essence of innocence. It was very appropriate that he was the one to notice the lone flower that everyone else missed. It implies that more than the flower, it is Legolas who is Thranduil's reason to keep hoping. Very nicely done! Of course, I twitch every time I see "okay" in a Lord of the Rings fic, but aside from my minor convulsion there I really enjoyed it. Very brief and simple with a powerful ending.

Author's Response: Thank you so much, Tathrin. I really appreciate your kind words in the review you submitted. It really makes my day when a kind review is left, and I appreciate your response to my vignette.
Date: Nov 22 2004
Summary: They live next door to Harry Potter. Glinda the Good Witch is just down the street. Jack, Will, and Elizabeth are a street over. Who are they? They're the Fellowship of the Ring, of course. Welcome to Fandom!
Categories: Crossovers, Other Movies Characters: Other
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 13570 Read Count: 4576
Published: Nov 21 2004 Updated: Jan 11 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 4: Welcome to Fandom Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
ROTFL! Quite hysterical. I'd list some of the best lines, but there are just too many! Brilliant insanity. Everyone is simply priceless, and perfectly crazy. I really don't want to know how you came up with this--but it's a riot!
Date: Jan 20 2005
Summary: Vengeful marauders snare Legolas to be an underworld prizefighter in their cryptic domain of darkness. Aragorn finds out the only way to liberate the prince is to get captured himself but they both must combat an ancient prejudice that could mean their demise.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Elrond, Elrohir, Thranduil, Elladan, Glorfindel, Erestor
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Torture
Series: None
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 194324 Read Count: 19340
Published: Nov 23 2004 Updated: Dec 17 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Justice Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Where can I find "All That's Left of Yesterday"? I want to read that one first! Please? Help an obsessive geek out here! Have to start at the beginning, you know! ;)

Author's Response: You can find that story at under our pennames.
Date: Dec 05 2004
Rivendell Rednecks by elf pimp Rated: PG-13 star [Reviews - 32]
Summary: What happens when the elves are actually rednecks/elf-billies? Insanity of course!!! We would love to know what you think!! So do not hesitate to leave a flamers please...
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Legolas
Genres: Action/Adventure, Humor, Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7075 Read Count: 11414
Published: Nov 24 2004 Updated: Dec 25 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 10: Grandpappy Celeborn Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Wow...I definately don't want to know what twisted corners of your mind this fic came out of. lol Utter and complete insanity...
Date: Jan 26 2005
Summary: A series of misadventures chronicling the early, 'teenage' years of Elladan, Elrohir and Legolas. Action, humour and angst. Chapter 32 - Homeward Bound II. The visit to Imladris finally comes to an end - but there is an important matter to attend to first..
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Arwen, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Legolas, Thranduil
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 31 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 71220 Read Count: 28768
Published: Nov 28 2004 Updated: Dec 14 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Greenwood The Great Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Hee hee, this is going to be lots of fun...and lots of trouble. "No more tricks?" Yeah, suuure anyone believes that...
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 2: Ellahir or Elrodan? Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
And now I have this sinking feeling that Elrohir and Elladan are going to find out about the spiders first hand. Not that there was any foreshadowing...
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 3: A Midnight Excursion Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
ooh my goodness. There is going to be much chaos, no? This was a great chapter; I really liked Elrond and Thranduil. Lots of fun so far!
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 5: Escape Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Aaawww...that was too cute for words!
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 6: Lessons Learnt? Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
*dies* Simply priceless! Hee hee hee! I love your Elrond. And Legolas's "new" version of the spider incident seemse so perfectly in keeping with reality. Unfortunately, I have to go take a math test so I don't have to take the class, so I'll have to wait to see the next bit of mischief that arises. But I'm really enjoying it so far! Brilliant and beautiful!
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 7: The Tapestry Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Oooh, nice! I am so glad to be back, and just in time it seems! Excellent well!
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 8: Messages From Home Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
*sigh* Twins...poor, poor Elrond... Heh, this seems highly plausible. Your twins are both perfect and priceless!
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 9: Elladan Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Aw, how cute. And Brethil's "he and he and he" description was highly entertaining. Poor Elf Lords, not knowing what the elfing was talking about and which or their sons had had what happen to him! I really ought to feel bad for them, but it's too amusing a mental image.
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 10: The Enchanted River Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
If Thranduil doesn't kill them, Elrond will. Another excellent piece!
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 11: Elrohir Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
"Which one do you think it is this time?" "It must be his turn, surely." Amazing; their resigned attitude to the mishaps of their sons was marvellously done. I'm really enjoying how you're developing them all.
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 12: The Sweet Forgetfulness of Sleep Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
*dies* That last line was simply priceless! I can just imagine everyone's faces! Hee hee hee! And Thranduil fell in? I would love to hear that story. Then again, I think I like it better with no one knowing. Either way, I'm highly entertained.
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 13: Mornenitis Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Hee hee hee--get what they deserve, indeed! *snicker* And the word "twincident" is pure genius!
Date: Jan 07 2005