Reviews by Tathrin
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: 30401
Published: Nov 27 2004 Updated: Dec 14 2004 [Report This]
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
Title: Chapter 15: Journey to Imladris Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Oh, no! Poor Arwen! What are they going to have her do?
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 17: A Warm Welcome Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Yes, they are in for it now. Poor little Arwen! ...and, for that matter, poor Imladris! Heh heh!
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 19: A Balrog is Coming! Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Ai, ai, a Balrog is come!
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 22: Elrond’s Healing Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Beautiful, beautiful. I love how you're developing everyone and weaving their relationships. Nicely done!
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 24: The Games Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Oh, man! Legolas, you dorkfish! Hee hee. This was a very fun little chapter. I quite like how everything's progressing, and I eagerly await the chaos of the archery contest tomorrow.
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 26: And The Winners Are … Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
aaww! That was so adorable! Aw, Legolas is so sweet. I'm now in the midst of a cute-attack; that was beautifully done. Exceptionally sweet, but done skillfully enough that it doesn't seem forced or over-done. Good work!
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 27: The Troll Hunt Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 28: Close Encounters Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Last chapter's developments between the twins was interesting; I liked how you wrapped it together this time around. The encounter with the troll was priceless. I was wondering how that was going to be done, and you proved more imaginative than I'd have come up with! And now, great, we have Legolas attacked by the river. Silly elflings, didn't see that coming. You'd think that, of all people, a Mirkwood Elf would know to be careful of enchanted rivers...
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 30: Consequences Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Hee hee hee! Elrond's closing admission was great. "If I had a choice, I would rather go to war again." *snigger* Can't wait to see what happens when the truth comes out...
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 31: Confession Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Aw, very nice. I hope to see an update soon; I really enjoyed it. You have a great command of the characters and you're explored them and connected them very delicately. You command of the language, also, is excellent; good choice and arrangement of wording throughout. You made the elflings young but not modern, and kept the "tone" of Middle-earth even when dealing with children. Even your minor characters were more than names and had dimension to them, enough to easily appear as real people and not simply plot-fillers. Speaking of plot, it was very nicely arranged. Nothing earth-shattering or world-threatening, yet the mix of interaction, dialogue, action, and suspense worked out very well to weave a cohesive story from what could have appeared as just a series of isolate incidents. You also interjected just enouigh humor to both make it a great read and to make it fit the ages of the characters--and their mischevious natures! Very imaginative, very plausible, and very well done! I look forward to the rest eagerly!
Date: Jan 07 2005
Summary: This takes place after the War of the Ring and the passing of the elves into the Grey Havens. The son of Aragorn and Arwen is born, and Aragorn decides that he should pursue one last great task before his death, which he knows to be inevitable. Little does Aragorn know, not all the evil that lurks in Middle Earth had been purged. Another war soon escalates. A new army of Dark Forces is created, and Aragorn fears that not even the Undying Lands can be protected.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Legolas, Gimli, Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf / Olorin, Faramir, Celeborn, Eldarion
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 9610 Read Count: 5580
Published: Dec 01 2004 Updated: Dec 19 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Part 1: The Birth of Eldarion Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Well this looks like a highly interesting AU. There's enough typos in this first part to be vaguely distracting, however, particuarly in the first two paragraphs; you might want to clean those up when you get a chance. The writing is well done despite that, however; and the premise looks like one that will indeed be an exciting and intriguing tale to tell. Arwen's foreshadowing was nicely done, and starting out by reviewing what had gone before was a good idea. Nice work with the characters, too, although of course I'll be able to say more of that after I've read a bit more...
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 2: Part 2: The Voyage of the Undying Lands Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Great sense of history. I particuarly loved the opening dialogue this chapter. Good descriptions as well, of both beauty and destruction. The dragon's attack was nice, too!
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 3: Part III: The Realm of the Fair Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Buggered computer erased what I wrote...let's see if I can do it again... Well, I quite liked the bit with Frodo and Sam. It showed both despair and hope very well--that good old hobbit resiliency. Are you going to bring in any earlier Elves? There are a mind-boggling mess to choose from, but a brief allusion or two would be cool to see. Numenor was an interesting development; I have a feeling this "heir of Isildur" is going to cause some interesting problems to be overcome in the future. Speaking of interesting developments, the introduction of the Nazgul is certainly one! I can't wait to see what the secret is behind their return; I'm sure it's going to be anything but good for our heroes.
Date: Jan 07 2005
Title: Chapter 4: Part IV: The Revelation of the Stones Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Nazgul on dragons. Wonderful! Just what we need! And the Black Captain, lovely! Poor, poor Merry. Once apparently just isn't enough for some, wraiths... And yes, wraiths; they don't really have "flesh" so to speak. Ah, the Palantiri...that's a cool idea. I wonder if this has anything to do with Numenor? (Bloody Numenorians...always causing trouble...just can't leave well enough alone, can they?) And oh, lovely! As if all this wasn't enough to deal with, you give us Morgoth! *sigh* No lack of ambition with you, is there? ;) Melkor the fallen Valar; that is not good news. Speaking of the Valar, how are they taking all of this? And will the (what were they called?) Forgotten Caves and Ar-Pharazon come into play, or are we not yet at the Last Battle? Highly the sense of history, both past and present, that you've pulled into your work. Very imaginative idea, too! Good job.
Date: Jan 07 2005
Summary: Gandalf makes a statement that Grma Wormtongue was once an honest man who truly served his King and his country.
I wanted to describe an early meeting between Grma and …owyn, picturing the man he might have been before he was corrupted.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Gaffer Gamgee, Grma
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 864 Read Count: 1634
Published: Dec 04 2004 Updated: Dec 04 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Princess Simbelmynë Reviewer: Tathrin Signed
Ooh the irony! Such a lovely, innocent, beautiful story. Very sad in that it hints at what will come when the innocent fun fades with time and Shadow. Nicely written; I especially like the subtlety. Excellently done. I feel as though I must go read the original though, although I'm sure that I'll prefer this version. Quite beautiful.

Author's Response: Thank you! *bows*
Date: Jan 26 2005
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Categories: Orphan Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
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: 1812
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: 1901
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: 17157
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: 3700
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