Reviews by elfenears

This is the continuing saga of a 36 year old female soldier who finds herself in Middle Earth during The Return of the King. This is part three of a series which will follow the plot of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings books. She is not a tenth walker and the events as written by Professor Tolkien will not be rewritten to accommodate her. Her part in the story and her interactions with the main characters will occur in places and times that Tolkien did not include in his writings.

I claim ownership of none of J.R.R. Tolkien's original plot or characters; however, Elaura and her story Typically Atypical are Copyrighted © 2006.

Categories: Book-verse Characters: Asfaloth, Aule, Beorn, Beregond, Bergil, Blue Wizards, Celeborn, Celebrían, Dain Ironfoot, Denethor, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Erestor, Faramir, Feanor, Galadriel, Glóin, Glorfindel, Gollum, Gríma, Gwaihir, Halbarad, Haldir, Imrahil, Ioreth, Landroval, Lindir, Lothiriel, Maglor, Manwe, Mouth of Sauron, Namo / Mandos, Nazgûl, Original Character, Oromë, Orophin, Other Canon Character, Radagast, Rúmil, Saruman, Sauron, The Fellowship, Théoden, Théodred, Thranduil, Treebeard, Vaire, Yavanna
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fantasy, General, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Other, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death, Violence
Series: Typically Atypical
Chapters: 127 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1589851 Read Count: 285161
Published: Nov 19 2006 Updated: Aug 24 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 45: An Angel’s Demons Reviewer: elfenears Signed
really good chapter, rather violent between them but i guess if they both have issues.
really well written and kept me interested till the very end, i loved the different powers that elaura is gaining.
on a different note i finally managed to steal disturbed's album from my sister and got down with the sickness, it really does go well with elaura when she is angry.
keep up the good work and update soon x

Author's Response: Life with Legolas will never be dull. Thank you for the compliments. I\'m glad you had a chance to listen to the song, I\'m not real fond of the last part of it, but the first part does illuminate the fact Elaura isn\'t Pricilla Pureheart.

Hope you like 46, I just posted it. No sex, no violence, but some interesting information here and there.

Thanks for the review!

Date: Jun 26 2007
Title: Chapter 21: The Beginning of All Things Reviewer: elfenears Signed
woo ace chapter
i loved every bit of it
will you write an official wedding ceremony for elaura and legolas i'd like to see that

Author's Response: Thank you! I don\'t think there will be a wedding ceremony unless it\'s required in Rohan for some reason, but I\'ll think about it.

Glad you liked it. Thanks for the review.

Date: Jan 27 2007
Title: Chapter 23: Blood, Sweat and Tears Reviewer: elfenears Signed
this is good got home from college and there was a new chapter to read wooo

this was a really good chapter hope you are enjoying writing as much as i am reading which is alot!

Author's Response: Yes. Though sometimes the voices in my head are very insistent. That dream sequence has been with me for days and wouldn\'t let me go until I wrote it. I didn\'t like it, but I had to write it.

I hope college is as enjoyable for you as it was for me. Thanks for the review!

Date: Feb 02 2007
Title: Chapter 25: Maugor Reviewer: elfenears Signed
ewww at first but good after, elaura is very merciful

cool chapter

xx abi

Author's Response: Thank you. It took a while to get going, but once it started to flow again, it grew into something I\'m very proud of.

Thanks for the review.

Date: Feb 15 2007
Title: Chapter 31: An Eye for an Eye Socket Reviewer: elfenears Signed
really cool chapter
halbared's eye is really cool
maglor i'm so glad he is better he is such a good character the way you have portrayed him.
keep up the good work
xxx abi

Author's Response: Thank you! I really enjoy fleshing out minor characters. I\'ve really missed the story this past week and I\'ll do my best to get the updates up faster, at least until I go on leave at the end of this month. But don\'t worry, I\'ll be thinking about it on the LONG flight home.

Thanks for the feedback!

Date: Mar 10 2007
Title: Chapter 26: Beautiful Dreamer Reviewer: elfenears Signed
loved this chapter well done for writing it

Author's Response: The only bad thing about writing a good, fun chapter is that it doesn\'t give me a clue as to where the next one is going. Thanks for the review, I\'ll get to work on chapter 27 ASAP.
Date: Feb 17 2007
Title: Chapter 27: Justice at the Tip of a Blade Reviewer: elfenears Signed
really good chapter
again GO ELAURA lol

Author's Response: Thank you. She\'s pretty fiecre when she\'s been pushed too far, isn\'t she? I think she\'s done fighting for a while, at least done with fighting with steel. Battles of words are probably on the horizon, though. I hope she\'s a good at diplomacy.

Thanks for the review.

Date: Feb 21 2007
Title: Chapter 29: Legolas' Secret Reviewer: elfenears Signed
i love this chapter especially the description of elaura all dressed up.
are the plot bunnies jumping because you have updated lots lately.
(should elaura be drinking as she is pregnant)
love it, keep it up abixxx

Author's Response: Glad you liked it. I hadn\'t really noticed the plot bunnies until you pointed them out. As I\'ve mentioned before, the story writes itself, if I force anything it\'s usually the mood only. The last few days I\'ve been in a particularly good mood and not just a little preoccupied with the \"pleasures of the flesh\" as Legolas puts it. That\'s probably where the party atmosphere and the idea of the soldiers behaving like rabbits came from.

I am not a healthcare professional nor a nutritionist, but it is my personal belief one drink over a period of time is not dangerous. Again, though I have facts to back this up, I\'m not going to go into it, because I don\'t want people to think I\'m trying to influence anyone. The only thing I will say is that in the setting of THE STORY, drinking beer or wine is probably safer than drinking unfiltered well water or river water.

Anyway, thanks for the feedback. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing.

Date: Feb 27 2007
Title: Chapter 30: Pickles, Rabbits and a Baseball Bat. Reviewer: elfenears Signed
interesting *arwen smacking aragorn* i can see it now hehe lol
this chapter was lovely keep it up i'm enjoying readng this and ive read your books from the begining again and enjoyed them even more the second time round you have even inspired me to try writing a fanfic myself though i doubt it will be as good as yours xxx abi

Author's Response: In 70 years I\'m sure she\'s had to smack him more than a few times.

I\'m glad you feel inspired. Just don\'t get hung up on labels like \"Mary-Sue\" or \"Legomance\". Write what you want to and let everyone else worry about that stuff. It\'s fiction, after all. You can unleash as many bunnies as you want to.

Thanks for the review and good luck!

Date: Mar 04 2007
Title: Chapter 33: Counselor’s Log, Stardate: 319196.43 Reviewer: elfenears Signed
really good chapter
thanks for writing
made me all happy before going to college lol

Author's Response: Yeah, it\'s a good place for me to stop and go on leave. I\'m flying back to the states today. I\'ll have a computer at home, so I\'ll probably keep writing regularly, but if I start slacking, you\'ll know why.

Thanks for the review. I haven\'t been getting a lot of them lately and it\'s nice to be reminded someone is still reading the story.

Date: Mar 26 2007
Title: Chapter 35: "As Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Reap"* Reviewer: elfenears Signed
another chapter so soon yey go laura, i just had to read it before college lol
its so sweet how they all care for her so much. gimli they way you write him makes me want to hug him lol anyway keep it up even if you do make me cry. xxxx

Author's Response: Aww, glad you liked it. The next chapter is ready, I just can\'t think of a title. Hope you like it. Thanks for the review!
Date: Apr 22 2007
Title: Chapter 36: Our Patient Learns Patience Reviewer: elfenears Signed
great chapter its so nice how everyone cares for her
keep it up i love your writing

Author's Response: I\'m so bad. I\'ve actually got about three chapters ready to post, but I had to move to a new barracks right after I got back from leave and I lost my internet connection in my room. I can still write, but it makes it hard to research my facts and notations. I\'m about to break down and post anyway and risk the inevitable mistakes. The thing is, I have my books at home and my internet at work so half of my source material is in one place and half is in the other. I guess I\'m too much of a perfectionist to post something that\'s not quite right.

Anyway, thanks for the review, I\'m really sorry for not answering it sooner.

Date: Apr 27 2007
Title: Chapter 37: Baby Steps Reviewer: elfenears Signed
i thought i was seeing things when i first started reading this chapter but i realised what it was lol, this was one of your best chapters yet, keep it up i love reading your work makes me smile :) and very thought provoking.

Author's Response: I thought maybe because it had been so long since I updated some of you might be a little shocked at how Ch 37 began. I didn\'t really intend to confuse anyone, but those kinds of surprises are fun for me, at least. Glad you enjoyed it and that it brightens your day. Hope you enjoy the next two chapters as much. Thanks for the feedback!
Date: May 10 2007
Title: Chapter 38: The King Enthroned Reviewer: elfenears Signed
awww really good chapter as always and i had time to read it because i'm ill again but hey you cheered me up thanks alot. keep up the brilliant work it inspires me to work on my story :)

Author's Response: I\'m sorry you aren\'t well, but I\'m glad my story makes you feel better. I\'ll get another chapter up tonight. I know I\'m shooting myself in the foot as far as reviews go by posting chapters in quick succession, but that\'s ok. I still have you and aelfwine!

Thanks for the review. Hope you\'re feeling better!

Date: May 14 2007
Title: Chapter 39: Handicapped and Accessible Reviewer: elfenears Signed
wonderful chapter
elaura is turning out to be a good diplomat
thank you for wishing me better, your chapter had cheered me up again. being ill has made me go deaf in one ear but i'm just glad i can read your story even if i carnt listen to my music anywho enough of me babling.
thanks for writing keep up the fast updates loving every bit of it espcially putting the brown wizard in there.
love the story
x abi

Author's Response: Hope you like Chapter 40. It\'s the longest one yet and I had a lot of trouble cutting it off. It leads into chapter 41, so I shouldn\'t have any trouble getting that one out of my head.

Chapter 40 is just kind of \"a day in the life\" but as usual, it\'s not a typical day.

Thanks for the review!

Date: May 15 2007
Title: Chapter 51: Hippocrates Reviewer: elfenears Signed
really good chapter again, you never cease to impress me with your story. thanks for writing update again soon

Author's Response: I\'m about two-thirds finished with the next chapter, I\'ll post as soon as it\'s done. Thanks for the review!
Date: Jul 15 2007
Title: Chapter 40: ¿Cómo se llama su llama? Reviewer: elfenears Signed
as always love your story, its so well written and as i read i can see it all in my head as you describe things so well. update soon please
ps i want edward, very cute lol

Author's Response: I\'d love to find someone who can draw and see whether the mental pictures they get are anything like what I see in my mind. I\'m glad you\'re enjoying the story. You can have Edward, or maybe Edward will find love and you can adopt one of his llama-lings? 8-)

Thanks for the review!

Date: May 23 2007
Title: Chapter 48: Office Politics Reviewer: elfenears Signed
thank you for your wishes of a happy birthday, it feels weird to be an adult now, 18 scary but i hope you have a very happy birthday also when it comes along. i'm going to see lotr on stage in london as a present cannot wait anyway back to review, loved this chapter, well written and very detailed. i like the exciting bits in with the day to day happenings well mixed.
update again as soon many thanks for writing x

Author's Response: Thanks for the well-wished. Oh! I want to come too! I\'ve never been to London and seeing a stage production of LoTR would be so much fun!

Thanks for the review, I should have 49 up in a day or so. Have fun at the theater!

Date: Jul 06 2007
Title: Chapter 43: Paradigm Shifts pt. I Reviewer: elfenears Signed
lovely chapter as usual. i think you have gotten better and better as this story progresses and you have me hooked from the first sentence and me wanting to see the email telling me you have updated.
thanks for writing such a brilliant story and keep up the good work.
rawnel and colotur awww old love not young love sweet.
update again soon loving it x

Author's Response: Thank you! Chapter 44 is up and I\'m about through with chapter 45. It took a dark turn which surprissed me, but at least I never get bored.

I\'m glad you\'re still enjoying the story. Thanks for the review and all your support.

Date: Jun 12 2007
Title: Chapter 44: Paradigm Shifts pt. II Reviewer: elfenears Signed
wonderful chapter
i like the description of elaura's powers. i love how you have portrayed legolas's character and their relationship.
thanks for writing and update again soon

Author's Response: Thank you. Legolas\' character changes over time, in the next chapter he grows a little more. I guess in a life that lasts thousands of years you can get into a bit of a rut and it takes someone or something new to jump start the learning process.

I\'ll try to get 45 up tonight, but I\'m having a little problem getting enough sleep and I\'m always wary of posting something I wrote when I was not fully conscious. 8-)

Thanks for the review!

Date: Jun 15 2007
Title: Chapter 47: Borneithel of Gondor Reviewer: elfenears Signed
thanks for updating, good timing i'll take it as a birthday present lol. this was a brilliant chapter and i continue to love your story update again soon

Author's Response: Happy Birthday! I\'m a cancer too. I\'ll be 37 on July 15th. I\'m sorry it took me so long to post 47, it was ready a week ago, but I couldn\'t think of a title. Then I realized I had two copies of it and I posted the wrong one. You may want to re-read it, just in case you read the wrong one.

Thanks for the review, and again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Date: Jul 05 2007
Title: Chapter 49: Elaura Von Frankenstein Reviewer: elfenears Signed
really cool chapter, the house is really interesting espiecially the cellar part, i always like a bit of gruesome in a chapter lol. i loved the character of Taeniôn, i hope we see more of him in the future. thanks for writing keep it up

Author's Response: I\'m glad you liked it. We\'ll definitely be seeing more of Taeniôn, he\'s too much fun to leave in the wings. I hope Legolas isn\'t weirded out by the stuff downstairs, but somwhow I think he\'ll understand. After all, he\'s got a bit of goth in him, too.

Thanks for the review.

Date: Jul 09 2007
Title: Chapter 50: The Difference between Fiend and Friend . . . Reviewer: elfenears Signed
another wonderful chapter
keep up the good work
of to work so sorry about the short review

Author's Response: Thank you. I appreciate you taking time to review, even when you\'re in a hurry. There will be some surprises for Elaura coming. She may have some new talents, but luckily she can\'t see the future.

Thanks for the review!

Date: Jul 11 2007
Title: Chapter 52: Milk and Cookies and Other After School Surprises Reviewer: elfenears Signed
ee that was such a good chapter, given me all warm fuzzy feeling with all the elves accepting legolas and elaura. i like the way thranduil is portrayed in this, different than most. thank you again fr wonderful writing and update again soon

Author's Response: I don\'t know why, but Thranduil has always been one of my favorite characters . . . maybe I have a bit of an Electra Complex. He\'s got all of Legolas\' strength and beauty and a dark, serious streak that just begs to be investigated. I never pictured him as mean, just shrewd.

Thanks for the review, glad you liked the chapter!

Date: Jul 16 2007
Title: Chapter 53: A Day in the Life of a Princess Reviewer: elfenears Signed
amazed once again by your story, you put so much detail which helps me create in my imagination a picture. everytime i dont think you can get better you do in some littel way and makes it even more enjoyable to read your story. i love the characters and how you portray everyone, you bring a new twist to even the most done concept.

by the way i hope you had a nice bd beause i forgot to put that in my last review.
one last thing, you had me laughing all day at the thought of a hundred caffinated dwarves running about, pity we dont have a few of those at work things would get done alot faster though gimli doesnt seem fond of horses so i dont know
anyway thanks for writing and i eagerly await the next update

Author's Response: Gimli would just need a horse that\'s a little shorter so he wouldn\'t have to ask for help getting into the saddle.

I did have a nice birthday. Just sat at home and wrote; exactly what I wanted to do.

I\'m glad you\'re enjoying the story. Early on one of the most common suggestions I got was to add more detail and set the scenes better. I listened. Thanks for mentioning the \"done concept\" thing. I know some of my major plot themes have been done over and over, but I like to think nothing can truly be original except the way you present it. It really frees your mind when you aren\'t always trying NOT to do something or other (another thing my reviewers helped me learn).

Thanks for the review.

Date: Jul 20 2007