It's very Catullan!
Author's Response: \"Catullan\"? *takes out dictionary* ahh! I get it now. Thank you. A wonderful complement. iggybaby
I really like the physical details of your stories (especially that the last one ends with a map of the Shire, which takes me back to the beginning of the Fellowship). You also chose a really interesting variety of perspectives on Aragorn.
Author's Response: There will be more in this series--in fact, I doubt it will ever end! I keep thinking of more to write. Thanks for reviewing! G.A.
Definitely not sadistic; I'd say, cynical.
The red binding cracks
and dust frosts the sere parchment --
but the words glow fresh.
Those are nice evocations of LOTR moments.
Author's Response: Thanks, that was cool!
Very nice. I share your fondness for Eowyn and Faramir.
Author's Response: Thanks!
This is one of my favorite pairings as well . . . it's a lovely scene.
I read your bio info. It seems to me that a Gondorian Grammar Guard ought to be formed.
Author's Response: Amen to that, hon. A-men-to-that.
Heheh. Up until the very end of the story, the name "Master Li" made me think of Li Kao of The Bridge of Birds -- then I got it at last. Master 'Li, of course. I like the idea that the Valar might not have entirely abandoned us to our own destruction.
Since this is the second time I've read and enjoyed this story, my review is overdue. It's both cleverly constructed and canonical, though modern. I feel for Jimmy, though.
Author's Response: Poor Jimmy! He hardly deserves to be eaten by a Huorn, just for being a rude teenager. My challenge here was to write a piece with a twist at the end. I\'m glad you enjoyed it. G.A.
Excellent! They are some of my favorite characters, and you captured them very well.
I like the picture of the household at Imladris you have in this chapter.
Given the story concept, you should label your story "AU".
It's a funny idea. What song is it from?
I have two notes: 1. You could easily improve the spelling. 2. Prarie is grassland, which they wouldn't have much of in Lothlorien.
Author's Response: i got the song from a song generator on the web. It\'s not mine. And as to the grassland thing, just go with me on it. Thanx for the review, and when ismy spelling ever good? Thanx again
I think it's fine to use a plot that others have used before -- only you will write your characters and ideas.
On a side note, you should edit your summary a little more: the spelling errors in the summary misrepresent the quality of your work.
Author's Response: thanks for the tip, i\'ll check into that.
This is a great start -- I hope you continue it at some point. It could use a little typo-editing, also.
Ooh, that's very dark, definitely the stuff of nightmares. Thanks for responding to the challenge so creatively.
This is nuanced and moving. I particularly like the idea that Boromir would feel hero worship towards Thorongil.
Author's Response: I always thought Boromir would be very serious as a student of military science, and after all, who better to study than the great Thorongil?\r\n\r\nThanks for reviewing!\r\n\r\nG.A.
Well, I feel as giggly as Haneth to have a new chapter of OCF. I loved the description of Elrond's continuing horse troubles, and I'm impatient to discover what new complications Ellie's reimbodiment will cause.
Great chapter! It's very like the movie _Seven_Chances_, and very funny.
Author's Response: Thank you, Ria! I haven\'t seen \"Seven Chances\" though, who\'s the director?
I don't know who the director was, but it's a Buster Keaton movie, the one where he's being chased by a horde of brides (a covey? a tantrum? What's the collective noun for brides?) It has some truly hilarious moments, far better than the Chris O'Donnell remake.
Author's Response: *winces in sympathy* I shall go look for it when I\'m back home. Thanks!
I've been waiting for this update! I love Neldor's dedication to scientific treatment. I'm sure Ellie would admire it too, if she weren't exposed to all of his experiments.
It should be "transpired" rather than "transgressed" if you mean "what happened".
Author's Response: I thank you. I must have been asleep!
The interplay between the brothers is funny in this story. I found the severity of Estel's injuries quite shocking after the light tone of the beginning -- quite a surprise twist.
On a formatting note, I think you could make the story easier to read on screen by adding an extra space between paragraphs, and more friendly to this site's code by breaking up the repeated strings of characters that you use for dividers, since those sometimes cause code problems.