Reviews by Raksha The Demon
Summary: Tribute to Eowyn in Sindarin
Categories: Book-verse Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 149 Read Count: 2130
Published: Nov 15 2004 Updated: Nov 15 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Ode to Eowyn Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
Neat idea, and my hat is off to anyone who can use Sindarin so well, but there are a few grammatical flaws in the Translation: "you flow the earth with your anger", "from your voice come a river of blood", and "Trust you".
Date: Mar 30 2006
Summary: During a night in Ithilien, Éowyn awakes from a nightmare and remembers. With light musings on life, death, healing, memories - and love.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Faramir
Genres: Romance, Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1122 Read Count: 2206
Published: Jan 18 2005 Updated: Jan 18 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Morning Dew Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
Beautiful!

I would dispute that Faramir was bearded, but that's a small matter. Lovely recognition of the adversity that both Faramir and Eowyn have survived, and haunts and unites them, as well as the healing love they share.
Date: Mar 30 2006
Summary: A wish, a star, and a final farewell to Númenor from the captain of the last ship of the Faithful. Written for the HASA "Middle-earth Superstitions" on-list challenge.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Anarion, Original Character
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 785 Read Count: 1798
Published: Mar 28 2005 Updated: Dec 29 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Star to Steer Her By Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
This is lovely - very old and Numenorean, with a feel for the traditions of that lost, sea-claimed island, and a wonderful twist with Anarion's bringing the elanor to Middle-earth (as his brother brings the White Tree).

Author's Response: Hello Raksha! I\'m glad you liked it, although with respect to the claim that wonderful twist with Anarion\'s bringing the elanor to Middle-earth (as his brother brings the White Tree), while I definitely wanted the comparison with Isildur, it wasn\'t my intention to suggest Anarion brought the elanor flower to M-e first of all. It\'s an import plant, so it can play the role of the ship-seed properly. One needs a seed from one\'s home mooring for the promise of a safe return. Thanks for your comments, Dwim
Date: Apr 22 2006
Title: Chapter 1: A Star to Steer Her By Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
What a great vignette - there are too few stories about Anarion, who seems to have been Isildur's quieter brother. I love the air of realism, and the sailor superstitions. Anarion's wry remark about collecting seeds is just perfect; and I love it that he brought more elanor seeds to Middle-earth.
Date: Dec 14 2008
Summary: Men of war would be wise to leave nothing undone. Please find enclosed Faramir's last letter to his father.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Denethor, Faramir
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1449 Read Count: 1179
Published: Jun 15 2005 Updated: Jun 15 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Spartan Letters Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
A gem of a story. The letter might well have been the last straw for Denethor. Excellent characterisation of Faramir.

Author's Response: Thank you, Raksha! I\'m glad you enjoyed it. Dwim
Date: Mar 30 2006
Filk Fest by Dwimordene Rated: PG [Reviews - 5]
Summary: A collection of filks, all parodic/satiric in nature. Not to be taken too seriously, obviously. PJ and Fran guest star in "The Plot Warp." Newest addition: "With These Dudes?", a corruption of Kirsty MacColl's fine song, "In These Shoes?"
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Bilbo, Gandalf / Olorin, Legolas, Original Character
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2807 Read Count: 8029
Published: Aug 15 2005 Updated: May 22 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: The Plot-warp Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
Positively EEEEEvil! Aragorn 'sashaying' around, and singing/dancing/falling Denethor?! The poor Prof Tolkien would be rolling over in his grave.

Demented. I enjoyed it very much!
Date: Dec 14 2008
Stolen Desert Gold by Nieriel Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 35]
Summary: It is F. A. 6, and Middle-Earth stands at the portal of a new era. Roshni, a young woman of the Haradrim, is ripped from her homeland as her northern neighbors continue the after-war raids. In the famed White City, she soons finds that everything is not as it once seemed. Enjoy Chapter 6!
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Bergil, Faramir, Original Character
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 23181 Read Count: 5814
Published: Mar 21 2006 Updated: Jun 24 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Far From Home Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
The language of Harad is Spanish?

Sorry, but you've totally lost me here. Spanish was not spoken in Middle-earth, anywhere. If you're going to write a story from a Southron point of view, which is certainly an interesting concept, at least try to make up something that sounds like one of the languages of the Near or Middle East...

Author's Response: lol, sorry, but just because Tolkien didn\'t yell out \"spanish is spoken in Middle-Earth\" doesn\'t mean it wasn\'t, we don\'t even know if English was. The common tongue could have been something completely different. I probably could at least try to do so, but I don\'t speak Middle-Eastern languages so that could be a problem...either that or I\'ll just have to cut the language.

Author's Response: Allright, I changed it to Filipino which sounds slightly more like something they spoke. I find it difficult to change to a middle-eastern language because mostly their alphabets are completely diff so even if I free translating and stuck it in my fic no one could understand it. lol. hope you are happy now ^_^
Date: Mar 31 2006
The Warmth of Gold by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Story from Smaug's point of view (per challenge).
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Bilbo, Other
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: Not Another Elf Fic
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 4778 Read Count: 6763
Published: Apr 08 2006 Updated: Apr 27 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
An interesting look into the mind of Bilbo's favorite dragon (and most illustrious adversary). We don't see enough stories about Smaug the Golden!

One quibble - could you put a break between each paragraph?
Date: Apr 22 2006
Summary: Faramir, Merry, and Eowyn spend an evening together in the Houses of Healing the evening before the Ring is destroyed.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Faramir, Ioreth, Merry
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: Faramir and Eowyn: Dusk and Dawn
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2592 Read Count: 2383
Published: Apr 21 2006 Updated: Apr 21 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
Lovely interlude, with our favorite Houses of Healing patients speeding their recovery with some late night cheer. Excellent handling of Faramir's budding fondness for Eowyn.

Author's Response: Thanks -- I really liked your Faramir and Cats story, \"Luck from the Ashes\". RS
Date: Apr 22 2006
Summary: On the night after the battle of the Pelennor Fields, Éomer and Elfhelm share words in the Houses of Healing.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Elfhelm
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1953 Read Count: 1572
Published: Apr 23 2006 Updated: Apr 23 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Worst of All Evils Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
Cursed formatting-demons - I've noticed them eating 'E's in other stories on the site!

Nice work with the under-used Elfhelm and his relationship with Eomer.
Date: Apr 24 2006
Lady of the Shield-arm by Ciaryn Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 4]
Summary: For Éowyn death was easy, surviving; on the other hand, was proving to be the greatest challenge of her life. The road back from the Darkness was longer and harder than she ever imagined. Did she really possess the strength and courage to step once more into the Light?


Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Faramir, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Legolas, Merry
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, General
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 22137 Read Count: 8765
Published: Jul 01 2006 Updated: Jul 01 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 6: Part Three: Lady of the Shield-arm-Chapter 6 Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
Ooh; Faramir meets, falls for, and gets through to Eowyn. It's like the Irresistible Force meeting the Immovable Object. I love the bit abut her finally crying in his arms; she needed to unburden herself...
Date: Apr 11 2007
Summary: Follows the tradition of ROTK; Faramir and Eowyn have been given Emyn Arnen to rule, but there are still some wounds that take time to heal...
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Eowyn, Faramir
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: Rape
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1271 Read Count: 4511
Published: Oct 19 2006 Updated: Oct 19 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Picture in the Mind Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
Romantic and convincing. I always enjoy Faramir and Eowyn together...
Date: Apr 11 2007
Summary: Faramir and Éowyn's wedding night. The last time she was in this position, she was fending off Wormtongue. Now, Faramir must alleviate her fears. The rating "graphic sex" is not as applicable as others, but necessary.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Faramir
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1410 Read Count: 1937
Published: Oct 19 2006 Updated: Oct 19 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: An End to Troubled Nights Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
A sensitive and erotic vignette; I liked it.
Date: Apr 11 2007
The Campfire by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 5]
Summary: A response to Faramiriel's Culinary Challenge (that Faramir should teach Eowyn a cooking skill with some sort of disaster along the way). The concept seemed charming and rather in the spirit of Tolkien. The Stewed Rabbit chapter is one of my all-time favorites.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Faramir
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: Faramir and Eowyn: Dusk and Dawn
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1264 Read Count: 3166
Published: Oct 25 2006 Updated: Oct 28 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Sparks Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
Great little vignette; I liked the realistic details about making the fire and the cooking of the oatcakes. I love the idea of Faramir taking Eowyn away on a Ranger-camping trip and teaching her some Ranger skills.

Author's Response: Thanks a lot. I love writing this kind of story, and it\'s doubly enjoyable when someone else enjoys it too.
Date: Apr 22 2008
Summary: There are many diehard Tolkien fans that complain that either Peter Jackson's films destroyed their cherished images of Middle Earth or didn't capture the spirit of Middle Earth. My answer? It could have been a thousand times worse.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Arwen, Bilbo, Bill the Pony, Denethor, Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Faramir, Galadriel, Gollum, Gríma, Nazgûl, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Other Canon Character, Sauron, The Fellowship, Théoden, Witch King
Genres: Horror, Parody
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 27966 Read Count: 64661
Published: Nov 22 2006 Updated: Apr 19 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 5: Political Correctness Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
the Multicultural Riders of Rohan?????

Oh dear, too funny; and sadly, too real.

I'm still trying to recover from the casting of Nathan Lane as Legolas' voice and Eddie Murphy as the voice of Gimli. Brrrr.

Author's Response: Yep; I\'m glad Disney never got a hold of LOTR.
Date: Apr 10 2007
Title: Chapter 1: The Power of Friendship Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
Oh, the horror!

And yet, it could be worse. I shall surely have nightmares considering the thought of Robin Williams voicing Gandalf.

You are entirely too fiendish!

Author's Response: Thanks; I take that as a compliment. I actually take a kind of pleasure in shocking people, and part of the attraction of writing this parody was the shock and horror everyone with a vivid imagination would have after reading it.
Date: Apr 19 2008
Title: Chapter 2: Eagle Poop and Bad Elvish Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
Actually, I can see Robin Williams voicing Tom Bombadil. But Robin Williams as Aragorn...Arrrggghhhh!

I'm trying not to think about the garbled Elvish.

So fiendish it's making me laugh.

Author's Response: Oh, Lord, Robin Williams as Tom Bombadil...it would work better than him voicing Aragorn, but I can imagine how zany it would be. Whereas the Bombadil of the book was just nutty and eccentric, a Robin-Williams Bombadil would be utterly crazy and wild.\r\n
\r\nHey, at least the \"Elvish\" is a nice change from all the Grelvish used in Suefics.
Date: Apr 19 2008
Title: Chapter 4: Springtime for Singing Sauron Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
I suppose it could be worse - Eddie Murphy could be voicing Bill the Pony instead of Gimli.

I think poor Celeborn must have gone off on the Quest To Find Peter Jackson.

Author's Response: I agree that would be MUCH worse--the very idea of Bill the Pony TALKING is horrific. I actually think Celeborn would be quite thankful that he wasn\'t in this cartoon--in fact, was there even a Celeborn in the Bakshi cartoon? I haven\'t seen it, but I seem to remember someone saying there wasn\'t.
Date: Apr 19 2008
Title: Chapter 7: CinderFaramir? Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
CinderFaramir indeed!

That song does sound very Disneyish.

I hope poor Treebeard doesn't get foot-rot or some kind of disease from stepping on cheesy, wormy-tongued Grima...

Author's Response: I rather think the worm in his mouth will turn out to be a cute, happy little creature who was ruthlessly enslaved to Grima, and now that he\'s out, he\'ll cling to Treebeard\'s roots and then make a nice, new home in the soil of Fangorn...*gag*
Date: Apr 19 2008
Affiliations by Dwimordene Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: "You were born 'Aragorn', your father was Arathorn, and through him, you are the Heir of Isildur—the last of your line."

But the last no longer...
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn
Genres: Other
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1922 Read Count: 1840
Published: Dec 07 2006 Updated: Dec 07 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
A wonderful way to flesh out those lives seen all too briefly in Tolkien's appendices and unpublished notes. Well done!
Date: Dec 14 2008
Secrets by Scribe Rated: G [Reviews - 14]
Summary: The Witch-King has a secret.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Witch King
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 166 Read Count: 1641
Published: Jan 21 2007 Updated: Jan 21 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Secrets Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
Cute, funny, and best of all, unexpected.
Date: Apr 10 2007
Drop of a Hat by Armariel Rated: G [Reviews - 8]
Summary: Pippin notices something strange about Gandalf the White. Something is missing! And what to do about it? (Plotbunny by Shirebound)
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Bergil, Faramir, Gandalf / Olorin, Merry, Original Character, Pippin
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, General, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13155 Read Count: 5357
Published: Feb 03 2007 Updated: Feb 03 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Part 2 Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
I particularly liked Pippin's paragraph about Denethor here; very accurate and well-written.

Pippin's real name is "Peregrin", not "Peregrine".
Date: Apr 11 2007
Title: Chapter 3: Part 3 Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
Loved the bits about Faramir's recovery; he certainly had to cope with a lot of change. And the last line about using Gandalf-with-hat for a lighthouse is wonderful.
Date: Apr 11 2007
Title: Chapter 4: Epilogue Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
I imagine there might be a lot of kids named Iorhael growing up in Minas Tirith in the Fourth Age, and even more named for Pippin.

Lovely epilogue, especially Pippin's thoughts about Gandalf.

Author's Response: Yes...and maybe even a little Gandalf or two, I\'m sure;);) Too bad big Gandalf wouldn\'t stick around to get to know any of them. Thanks for reviewing Raksha! ~~~{~@
Date: Apr 11 2007
Title: Chapter 3: Part 3 Reviewer: Raksha The Demon Signed
Loved the bits about Faramir's recovery; he certainly had to cope with a lot of change. And the last line about using Gandalf-with-hat for a lighthouse is wonderful.

Author's Response: Yes, I thought so. Losing first a brother and then a father, then a new king and all the rest of it. Quite an upheaval. Glad Eowyn came along for him at least. Thanks for commenting! ~~~{~@
Date: Apr 11 2007