Beautiful. So little literature bothers with the love of a man and wife, and even less the love of Hobbits. You captured Sam and Rosie wonderfully.
Author's Response: Thank you! I know exactly what you mean. Maybe that is why I like writing husbands and wives so much; no one else does it. I\'m a married woman myself, with kids, it is the kind of life I know best. Maybe most people think married life is boring, but I don\'t think anything could be further from the truth. If you enjoy such fics, I have also written a Merry/Estella called \'Starlight at Eventide\' that details a troubled time in their marriage and how, with Aragorn and Arwen\'s help, they overcame it. If you think hobbit romance gets short changed, poor Merry and his lady are even more so! (Tolks didn\'t even mention their children!) I am pleased you took the time to let me know that you enjoyed this piece.
I can't help but read all your works feverishly, as I did the books of Tolkein. thank you for letting me into your Arda. I pray for your helath and happiness.
My dear authoress. I simply love your writings. Your Middle Earth is a joy to immerse myself in. One suggestion, please take it or leave it as you see fit. For imbeciles such as myself, who fail to notice the chronological dates which you have written your wonderful tales, perhaps you might place in the titles of your works some sequence number . . . or mayhaps even something simple such as: "Read this one first you dunce!" Simply because I had the misfortune of reading one or two out of sequence and lost a bit of the thread of conciousness as it were. My own fault of course, but when I first navigated this site I was encountering your works by title instead of by author as I now do. The only one that truly disappointed me when I found I had read it out of sequence is this one. As I am now hanging on your every word regarding The Heir of Meduseld and waiting with baited breath the next chapter, I find that I should have read this one before moving on to that one. It's a bit disconcerting reading these letters, knowing as I do that poor Bandy is now continuing in the unhappy task of searching for his Master's remains. It has taken some of the joy from reading this correspondence. On the other hand, it has given me somthing to read as I await the arrival of the next chapter in the Riddermark. Your faithful reader,
You truly must be wrought of the same stuff as Master Tolkein. Could you possibly have conceived when you wrote of Legolas considering entry into the tournament that it would result in such close political and emotional ties with the Knights of Gondor? You have a deep understanding of the love and loyalty between warriors. I even see precursors to the Legolas of the Pottymouth series as well as the seeds of his relationship with ...owyn. Perhaps I lose myself too entirely in your fanstasies, but it soothes my soul to do so. To soothe your nerves I must tell you, although I love your world, I am merely a safe, sane (mostly) soldier in a faraway land enjoying the respite your writings give me. You have rekindled my imagination and it keeps me company. I would like to meet you someday and discuss your lovely world face to face, but I am in Japan and it is not likely. For what it's worth, I too am on the back side of 35 and have been in better health, though the army has yet to find cause to kick me out.
I am sure you are weary of my flattery, but I must tell you your writing moves me to tears and laughter and to anger and satisfation as well. Such a talent you have! It is not a simple thing to move an old soldier to such emotion, but it is a blessed relief to feel it, alone.
Thank you authoress.
That is the most hilarious cock-up of a first date I have EVER heard! It even beats some of mine. And to think it could've happened to two of the most beautiful men on the planet! EGADS! I needed that belly laugh!
Author's Response: Hee! Thank you so much, I\'m glad that I was able to brighten your day. (and I suck for not responding.)
Brilliant! I love the compassion you have portrayed in Tolkein's characters. Not so much a Mary Sue as what anyone whould feel in such a situation. Staying true to what one might expect from Middle Earth despite such a random roll of the dice.
Sweet author! I've always hated the way Haldir met his end. Thank you for giving me hope for him.
um... gasp...but happily so
very clever so far. Nice change of pace. You are obviously writing from personal experience of some kind.
Fantastic! But what happened to Sarah, Alice and Bella? I know Bella was there, but if Natasha died . . . and again, Gandalf fled before sending Alice and Sarah back, didn't he?
Funny as hell! Does that mean I'm sick? Yeah, I guess it does.
You have the same values as I, obviously. The respect due a mother is paramount. Pearl is obviously an extension of your own personality, wise and kind. Are you getting tired of my flattery yet?
Author's Response: *deep blush* Wise, kind, and a sucker for a pretty face, maybe!
it is truly torture waiting for the next chapter. I've never been patient . . . aaahh!
Author's Response: There, three chapters at once ... will that hold you for a while? ;-)
Is it my mistake or was this story marked complete?
Is it my mistake or was this story marked complete?
OK, I goofed. And now for some reason, instead of letting me delete my post and hide my shame I've double it, maybe even tripled it. Sorry. Great story, though. Loved it when Liv got tossed aside, I like her, and Arwen, but I'm just a little twisted when it comes to Orlando and Viggo.
Author's Response: Glad you like it... I like Liv and Arwen too, but I just wanted someone to mess things up, and she was the best for it :)
HILARIOUS! Loved "Pointy ears fell with style"! Bishounen too! I'm in Okinawa and you've hit Yumiko right on the mark!
Author's Response: How I miss Japan! Okinawa you say? I was in Yukosuka, with Camp Adventure as it were. Good times. Don\'t miss my barracks, but how I miss the mountains of Hakone and the Senjenken gardens. Every summer I get a craving for tempora, but what I\'ve tasted here in the states doesn\'t compare to the hole-in-the-wall family run restaurants. The taste still lingers. By all means, continue reading and sending me reviews! The fine songline circle they walk is closing in. This story literally *needs* readers for fuel, I am not ashamed to admit. At least I can promise you\'ll enjoy it.