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: 323258
Published: Nov 19 2006 Updated: Aug 24 2009 [Report This]
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
Title: Chapter 54: Peacocks and Chameleons Reviewer: elfenears Signed
that was another great chapter especially the end bit, genius where do your ideas come from.
also i want to look after thranduil, he is wonderful in this. thanks for writing and i cannot wait for the next chapter.

Author's Response: My ideas come from the voices in my head and they always surprise me. Glad you are still enjoying it. You can look after Thranduil all you want, I\'ve got a great pic of him and Legolas.

Thanks for the review, hope you like the next chapter.

Date: Jul 22 2007
Title: Chapter 55: And the New Defence Against the Dark Arts Teacher is . . . * Reviewer: elfenears Signed
very cool chapter, really well written and detailed again. elaura seriously kicks ass, i thought she had become soft without the fighting but she was very cool in this chapter. keep up the good work and updating so fast, its really good to read your work so often. x

Author's Response: She did get a little soft after her accident, but she\'s worrking on it. The next two chapters promise to be exciting. Hope you like them.

Thanks for the review.

Date: Jul 24 2007
Title: Chapter 57: Riders on the Storm* Reviewer: elfenears Signed
very good chapter, i'm liking the monsters and fighting but also the sweet moments well mixed up together.
i just got bck from london, the stage show was amazing, go to to see some of the clips if you like but interestingly legolas has dark hair in the show so i guess they took the other view. thanks for writing update again soon

Author's Response: I\'m so jealous! I can\'t see how you could force the whole story into one play, but I\'d love to see how they did it. I\'ll check out that site. Thanks for the review, hope you like the next chapter.
Date: Jul 29 2007
Title: Chapter 58: An Elven Paradox Reviewer: elfenears Signed
another wonderful chapter, lots of elven hugging going around which is always good. i have a question, where are the twins going to be born eryn lasgalen or minas tirith or have you not planned that far ahead. thanks for writing and hope you update again soon

Author's Response: Thank you. The babies will be born in Eryn Lasgalen. Elaura and Legolas will go with the others to escort Theoden\'s body back to Rohan and they will go with Gimli to see the Glittering Caves. The three of them will part from the rest of the company at Fangorn Forest and find their own way back to Thranduil\'s palace. That\'s the plan anyway. I never really know for sure. Glad you are enjoying the story, thanks for the review!
Date: Aug 02 2007
Title: Chapter 59: Granny Goes to Market Reviewer: elfenears Signed
wonderful chapter, love the interactions between all the characters and legolas and thranduil teasing elaura. thanks for writing and update again soon, by the way will elaura get to beat saruman again in the next chapter?.

Author's Response: Glad you liked it. It was more fun to write than the next one. SHe doesn\'t meet Saruman again yet, but she does get to talk to an old \'friend\'. Hope you like it.

Thanks for the feedback!

Date: Aug 07 2007
Title: Chapter 60: Through the Eyes of an Elf Reviewer: elfenears Signed
a wonderful chapter, i loved seeing it from legolas's point of view. okinawa sounds interesting, i'd love to go there sometime.
i actually feel sorry for melkor at this point the teletubbies always freaked me out for some reason. well thanks for writing i have to go now to a scarecrow festival, wonderful english madness lol
hope you update again soon

Author's Response: It is. Teletubbies are a guilty little secret of mine; that and Bear in the Big Blue House. I guess they are designed to be sweet and soothing and it works on me.

Okinawa is beautiful and very interesting. I know you said you had a good time at the festival, I would have loved to see the Jack Sparrow one, myself. Johnny Depp is another of my guilty pleasures.

Sorry I haven\'t updated in a while; it\'s been a crazy week here. I\'m sure it\'ll calm down soon. It had better, because work is burning me out. Thanks for the review!

Date: Aug 12 2007
Title: Chapter 61: Silly Elves, Tricks are for Kids Reviewer: elfenears Signed
really good chapter, better and better as you go along. i thought thranduil and legolas would get singed too there for a moment lol. thnaks for writing keep up the amazing work and update soon

Author's Response: I think CHapter 62 is ready. I may post it before proofreading, just to get it out there, but you\'ll have to forgive the mistakes. I have to go to work soon and I don\'t want to put it off.

Glad you liked 61, I really appreciate the fact you are still reading and reviewing!

Date: Aug 24 2007
Title: Chapter 62: Elaura, Elves, and One Entwife to Go Reviewer: elfenears Signed
oh wow this was a awesome chapter, i would love to be part of something like that. and wandlimb at the end very nice.

thanks for writing even though you said you have been busy with work it is most deffinatly appreciated and enjoyed.

Author's Response:

Thank you, thank you.  I'm just about ready to post the next chapter.

Thanks for the feedback!

Date: Aug 29 2007
Title: Chapter 63: Rest and Relaxation Reviewer: elfenears Signed
aww such a lovely chapter. well written and really enjoyable. thanks for writing update soon

Author's Response: Goodness I\'ve really gotten behind in my responses. I\'m so sorry. I finally got another two chapters up. I\'m glad you enjoyed this one.\r\nThanks for the review!
Date: Sep 09 2007
Title: Chapter 64: The Wizards’ Club Reviewer: elfenears Signed
great chapter, worth the wait. i love the decription of all the different wizards minds very interesting. i think the wizards robes are very cool, i want one if i could use it.
thanks for writing, very much appreciated.
ps greetings from scotland, thats where i currently am, so virtual haggis for all lol.

Author's Response: Those robes get better and better, too. Hope you\'re having a good time in Scotland. I\'ve always wanted to visit. Take care and thank you for taking the time to review even when you\'re out and about!
Date: Sep 22 2007
Title: Chapter 65: Does Tom Have a Brother? Reviewer: elfenears Signed
great chapter. i loved the bit with the other bombadil and also the idea of the wizards argueing, i would leave them there for a while to see if they kept at it lol. thanks for writing.

Author's Response: I wish Elaura had been able to stand by and hear what it was they were arguing about. Maybe Gandalf will fill her in sometime. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reviewing!
Date: Oct 02 2007
Title: Chapter 66: Once More Unto the Breach* Reviewer: elfenears Signed
thanks so much another chapter or at least the continuation of the last one. thanks for writing even though you dont have much time.

Author's Response: Even when I don\'t have time they hound me until i make time . . . the characters, I mean. Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Date: Oct 02 2007
Title: Chapter 67: Storm Front Reviewer: elfenears Signed
such a good chapter thanks you so much. every detail is thought of and explained really well. i am definatley addicted to your story, hope you continue for a very long time.

Author's Response: Thank you! I\'m enjoying writing it, too. As always, I\'m learning a lot about the characters as we go along. I\'m glad you enjoy the details, it makes for a longer story, but if you like it, who am I to argue. If I were to publish (which obviously I couldn\'t without permission from the Tolkien estate), I would probably have to break it down into smaller books, but since this is the internet, I\'m happy with it the way things are.

\r\nThanks again for the review!

Date: Oct 07 2007
Title: Chapter 68: Life Returns to Mordor Reviewer: elfenears Signed
yey its back, this was a wonderful chapter and i have missed reading this so much. thanks for writing. hugs keep up the good work

Author's Response: Howdy! Thanks for waiting. I\'m sorry it took so long, I had over a hundred pages to sort out, proof, and edit. I appreciate you staying with the story. I can\'t say what is more fun, writing it or reading the responses from you and aelfwine. I\'m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the review.
Date: Nov 08 2007
Title: Chapter 69: Arachnophobia Reviewer: elfenears Signed
another chapter wow just what i needed. my fave story to read in my worst lesson, sneaky change of the background colour and hopefully my tutor won't notice.
i loved the way you discribed shelob, so full of hate and rage very scary and so detailed you hardly leave a thing out.
the cave and gimli also wonderful nice to see gimli enjoying his gems so much.
must go my tutor may notice i will read next chapter at home. ick back to business lesson
thanks for writing and much love keep up the brilliant work

Author's Response: Naughty, naughty! I can only imagine what Erestor\'s lessons with Elladan and Elrohir would have been like had they had computers and internet!
\r\nI have to give credit for that bit of detail to my step-dad. He\'s about the only person on the planet who has never read Tolkien, so when I sent him the draft, he said he really wasn\'t getting a feel for her, especially not her size. I re-wrote it with more detail and got his seal of approval.
\r\nKeep up with your studies. College didn\'t give me much more than a piece of paper with a seal, but I got a wonderful understanding of people in general just from watching and listening. Glad you are still enjoying the story. Thanks for the review!
Date: Nov 08 2007
Title: Chapter 70: Fangs and Friendship Reviewer: elfenears Signed
got home from college and another chapter of brilliance waiting for me, just the cure for spending the last two hours on a farm in the freezing cold rounding up sheep. i love widget more and more in every chapter, i know a bird just like him very friendly and cute, i also know a parrot that asks you if you want a grape but thats just strange lol. thanks for writing and i hope you are enjoying writing this as much as i am reading it which is alot !

Author's Response: *blush* Widget is a lot of fun, just the comic relief they need. You on the other hand, need a llama! Alpacas are good sheep herders. I understand the parrot, he\'s been offered grapes so much he probably thinks that\'s how you say \'hello\'! Thanks for the compliment and the review!
Date: Nov 08 2007
Title: Chapter 71: Monster Feet! Reviewer: elfenears Signed
another great chapter, lovely interactions between the characters espicially thranduil and the others. it was sweet with pelincrist taking his adar's pillow when he was out on patrol, i admit i used to do the same when my dad was away working for a year, it made it more real and made me abit teary aww.
washing in a mumaks foot interesting, i dont know if i would or not eww
thanks for writing and keep up the brilliant work
abi x

Author's Response: Thank you. Apparently elephant feet are still used as buckets in countries where the locals are permitted to use elephant products, as when the herds are culled or the animal dies naturally. It is something my mother told me she saw on Animal Planet. It makes sense, but it would take some convincing, even for me. Luckily, the Valar are very convincing.

\r\nThanks for the review!

Date: Nov 10 2007
Title: Chapter 72: Darth Widget: Sith Lord Reviewer: elfenears Signed
excellent chapter
the dead orcs were on sale here too lol,
i loved darth wiget he kicks crow butt. thanks for writing update again soon

Author's Response: Dead orcs are always on sale after Halloween. On the other hand, it\'s still June in the story. Hope you like the next chapter! Thanks for the review!
Date: Nov 13 2007
Title: Chapter 73: Rescue! Reviewer: elfenears Signed
just got around to reading this, wonderful and much appreciated. now i will go read the next chapter, thanks for writing so often

Author's Response: Glad you liked it. Hope you like the next one too. Thanks for the review!
Date: Nov 18 2007
Title: Chapter 74: And Now Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming Reviewer: elfenears Signed
this chapter was brilliant thanks. the feathers and radagast's painting made me laugh so much though its lovely he is so proud of his wife. how do you write so quickly and keep it so good, i want your secret lol. iwant to see the twins and maglors reaction when they are told of all they have missed livid probably.
keep up the good work

Author's Response: The secret is no secret; I\'m completely insane. I\'ll have to keel Maglor\'s reaction in mind. I half expect him to show up unannounced. I hope you enjoy the next chapter, it closes some loops and opens a few more. Thanks for the review!
Date: Nov 18 2007