Reviews by Nazgrrl
Summary: Another response written again to answear one of Karlimir Stonewain's wonderful challenges, this time its "Whats in a name"
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Other
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1083 Read Count: 2303
Published: Feb 04 2008 Updated: Feb 04 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
This was a beautiful essay.

NZ

Author's Response: Thank you very much :)
Date: Feb 05 2008
Summary: How I chose a pen name.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Essay
Warnings: None
Challenges: What's in a name?
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 405 Read Count: 2201
Published: Feb 08 2008 Updated: Feb 08 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Stone Walls and a Gemstone Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
That is a very nice way of choosing a pen name, you know, nice and logical.

I would agree with one of your anonymous friends: Your screen name definitely sounds both a.) Gondorian and b.) poetical.

NZ

Author's Response: Thanks, Nazgrrl. My interest is writing LotR fan fiction came far too late in life for the vicissitudes of my youth to have any relevancy in choosing a pen name, hence my story was not as dramatic as yours. My anonymous friend will gain recognition of a sort soon. He and I will make a cameo appearance in Arwen\'s Journey.
Date: Feb 08 2008
Summary: Response to the "Why I review Fanfiction" challenge put fourth by Karlmir Stonewain
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Other
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1607 Read Count: 1847
Published: Feb 10 2008 Updated: Feb 10 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
Those were some interesting points you brought up. I would have to disagree with you on the point of authors asking for reviews. I know I do it, and although I never really sat down and though about it, I would have to say that I want to know what reactions I get from readers.

Anyway, I had better stop now while I'm ahead, because I am sure you don't want to hear my ramblings.

Overall, a thought provoking essay.

NZ

Author's Response: Thank you very much for the review. Absolutely feel free to disagree with anything I have said in here, these are just my own views and opinions and I realize that not everyone is going to agree with them and thatís fine and I can respect that. I have come to review asking for reviews and asking for critique as two completely different things, and again this is my personal opinion but it seems when reviews are demanded it feels too much like someone is just looking for attention and wants to be told how fantastic their fic is while a more serious writer wants to hear what the writer honestly thought and while I may go on about how much I loved the story I do try to include specific examples of what truly stood out in my mind so that the writer can really see what stood out in the story and realize that whatever technique they were using was effective.\r\n\r\nI am with you in that I love getting reactions from readers as well, as to what they liked, didnít like and so on about the story, I always find that helpful so that I can make changes so I am definitely with you there.\r\n\r\nLOL, feel free to ramble on, I donít mind, I do it quite abit myself ;)\r\n
Date: Feb 11 2008
Summary: Men came out of the East in the time of Beleriand.... fleeing from what?

Alternate Future, Alternate Universe
Categories: Book-verse Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2926 Read Count: 7828
Published: Feb 15 2008 Updated: Dec 24 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Introduction Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
I would suggest that when you are introducing the character and the setting you do the old "show don't tell" idea. Something along the lines of "As Ben sucked the air into his lungs, he stared blindly out at the stunning vista before him, not even seeing the distant mountain range."

I love the last sentence!

Keep it up!
NZ

Author's Response: Thanks for the tips! I'll keep that in mind, I do have a tendency to make things a bit too blatant :)
Date: Feb 18 2008
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
Hmmm. The plot thickens. I would suggest the same as I did in the prologue, but you have been improving.

I like this idea that your story is taking place in the 2200's!

NZ
Date: Feb 18 2008
Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5 Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
Hmm. This is getting "curiouser and curiouser" in the words of a great author.

NZ
Date: Feb 18 2008
Summary: A small piece on Boromir's thoughts during his last stand.
Categories: Movie-verse, Book-verse Characters: Boromir
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 376 Read Count: 1215
Published: Feb 16 2008 Updated: Feb 16 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
You express a certain element of timelessness in this piece.

I really enjoyed reading it.

NZ

Author's Response: Thank-you very much! I am glad you enjoyed it!
Date: Feb 16 2008
Missing you by Dark Elf, Adora Rated: G [Reviews - 7]
Summary: A look through the eyes of Rosie after Sam leaves
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Rosie
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 92 Read Count: 1239
Published: Feb 16 2008 Updated: Feb 16 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Alone Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
You have a couple of spelling mistakes in here:
Smiling, not smileing
Vanished, not vanised,
Rumors, not rumer
Sometimes, not somrtimes


However, barring the spelling mistakes, I really enjoyed this poem. It captures something indescribably sad, yet hopeful.

One critique I might make is the single word "But..." in the middle of the poem: It works well as a leading line to the last stanza, but I think there might be some more "in character" synonyms . . . Maybe "However" or "Still" or something along those lines.

I hope you write some more poems!

NZ

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I always have with spelling.
Date: Feb 17 2008
Summary: Estel and his ada have a discussion over whether he should eat his vegetables. Debate tactics come in handy.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn, Elrond
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: The Estel Predicaments
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 964 Read Count: 1659
Published: Feb 18 2008 Updated: Feb 18 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter the Only Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
Heeehee! This is funny, as I have got the image of a teenage Aragorn involved in this discussion!

NZ

Author's Response: that was the idea =)\r\nglad you liked it, NZ!
Date: Feb 18 2008
Angels by Deadly Shadow, Adora Rated: G [Reviews - 9]
Summary: Arwen died and Aragorn is mourning her.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn
Genres: Poetry, Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 166 Read Count: 1237
Published: Feb 21 2008 Updated: Feb 21 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Angles Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
Huh. That was an interesting impressionistic poem ( as I call it).

You have a way with words that seem to imply a timelessness and melancholy.

NZ

Author's Response: wow, really? I didn\'t know that, I thought I wasn\'t that good, *smile* YAY!!!!!!!! THANX!!!!!!
Date: Feb 22 2008
Poem of Arwen by owlett, Adora Rated: PG [Reviews - 2]
Summary: To Karlmir Stonewain. Arwen's life condensed into 7 verses.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Elrond, Sauron
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: My Poems
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 98 Read Count: 1310
Published: Feb 21 2008 Updated: Feb 21 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Undomiel Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
It was an assonance.

I like this poem!

Author's Response: Thank you. I like it too! :D hehe
Date: Feb 23 2008
Summary: A new little twist on an older idea..."The Rant" was a very, very popular commercial from the Molson Brewing company back in 2000, Its been redone many, many times and tonight just for a laugh I tweaked it once more and it gave me a giggle, I hope you may get a kick out of it too.

"The Rant" as it is known belongs to Molson and anything Lord of the Rings related belongs to the Tolkien Estate.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Other
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 356 Read Count: 3765
Published: Feb 27 2008 Updated: Feb 27 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Hey.... Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
Heehee. This was funny. It's actually the second time I've read this. . . I forgot to R&R Whoops!

This reminds me of the Lumberjack Song from I believe it was "Monty Python." Either that, or Brave Sir Robin's song. . .

Anyways, I really enjoyed this!
NZ

Author's Response: Thank you! Sorry, I totally missed your review until just now, unless something pretty much bonks me on the head I usually\r\nmiss any new reviews! Its funny you should mention the \"Lumberjack\" song from yes, I think its Monty Python becuase when\r\nI was little my grandfather always use to sing it to me, and I thought it was a funny little song he had just made up and \r\nhad abseloutely NO idea where he had gotten it from, It wasn\'t till may years later I realized he hadn\'t creatred it, lol.\r\nAgain, thanks very much and I am very glad you enjoyed this :)
Date: Mar 07 2008
Summary: The new generation are faced with war. They must find their own place in their own society whilst battling an unknown enemy and uncovering the treachery that threatens them.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Elboron, Eldarion, Elfwine, Original Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 11393 Read Count: 3788
Published: Mar 06 2008 Updated: Mar 25 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
This is a rather interesting story.

I haven't quite figured out what is going on here, but I assume that you will clarify in the upcoming chapters.

Will there be an update soon?

NZ
Date: Mar 18 2008
Summary: Submitted for your approval: Liv Tyler - award-winning actress, talented singer, mother. A recent trip and somewhat mundane stay in Denver as part of a grueling shooting schedule on her latest film is finally coming to a close. Fond memories of her work on Lord of the Rings and returning home to three-year-old Milo and husband Royston fill her thoughts as she retires for the night. Ahead of her is but one more day of shooting. Unbeknownst to Liv, however, lies an unexpected, albeit brief, journey beyond fanciful thoughts and dreams--a journey which will take her into The Twilight Zone.
Categories: Movie-verse, Crossovers, Actor Fics Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Eldarion, Liv Tyler, Original Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Challenges: A Modern Thing To Middle Earth
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 37496 Read Count: 11043
Published: Mar 07 2008 Updated: May 12 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Anorien Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
Wow. This looks like it could turn into a really interesting story, Karlmir.

Camp Stonewain . . . I like it!
NZ

Author's Response: Get ready for a little bit of horror later on. This is, after all, a \"Twilight Zone\" episode. Camp Stonewain is from \"Arwen\'s Journey.\" Located in the Stonewain Valley a few miles from the Great West Road, it\'s an up-to-date military installation for the training of Gondorian and Ithilien rangers. King Elessar had it built as part of his modernization program for the Gondorian military after the War of the Ring.
Date: Mar 07 2008
Title: Chapter 1: Anorien Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
You know, I just had a feeling that this Camp Stonewain might have been from Arwen's Journey. =)

Update soon? Please?
NZ

Author's Response: Right you are! For those readers not familiar with Camp Stonewain, see Chapters 29, 32 and 34 of \"Arwen\'s Journey.\"

Yes, Nazgrrl, I will update \"Elven Ears\" soon.
Date: Mar 12 2008
Title: Chapter 1: Anorien Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
Thank you for clarifying. I have never seen this "Twilight Zone" but, I do look forward to the next chapter.
NZ

Author's Response: \"The Twilight Zone\" was a TV series during the late 1950\'s to the early 1960\'s hosted by Rod Serling. It featured stories, often with bizarre plots, involving Sci-Fi, the supernatural or the occult. You can see reruns on YouTube. I hope to update in a few days.
Date: Mar 24 2008
Title: Chapter 1: Anorien Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
Hmmm. This is getting "curiouser and curiouser . . ."

I don't seem to like Aragorn's family very much . . . they seem a bit rotten inside, and I'm not sure if this is a good thing.

Also, I feel kind of worried, both for Liv's safety, and the King and Queen's sanity if things keep on spontaneously appearing around Liv. =)
NZ

Author's Response: Luthirien may seem a bit arrogant, but you have to remember that she is wielding a magistrate\'s power at a very young age and is prone to smugness after a cleverly won success. As for her ambitions--you must keep in mind that she\'s the offspring of Elessar and Evenstar, of whose own ambitions there should be no doubt. In my various stories, I\'ve tried to portray both of them as hands-on rulers who would surely pass their hard-working idealism on to their children. Luthirien\'s ambitions are not truly selfish.

I\'m glad you feel a certain tension over Liv Tyler\'s safety, as well as the sanity of the royal couple. That is, after all, my intent. Remember, Liv has travelled to Middle Earth via the Twilight Zone. Stranger things have yet to happen.
Date: Mar 23 2008
Many A Year by owlett Rated: G [Reviews - 2]
Summary: A poem about Legolas and how he is awesome.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Legolas
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: My Poems
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 74 Read Count: 1586
Published: Mar 17 2008 Updated: Mar 17 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Many a Year Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
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I would say the effort to rhyme every line makes it a little distracting . . . other than that, it's a great poem.

Author's Response: Yeah...I was testing new rhyming methods :D didn't really work. Hah, thank you Nazgrrl.
Date: Mar 18 2008
Summary: To give hope to her people, a young widow must face many changes and learn to relinquish her greatest treasure. Gilraen, Elrond, the twins, young Aragorn, Glorfindel.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Gilraen, Glorfindel
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 20000 Read Count: 6113
Published: Mar 19 2008 Updated: Apr 01 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Refuge in the Rain Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
This story is so beautiful: beautiful writing, beautiful characters, everything.

NZ

Author's Response: Thank you for your kind words, it is most appreciated!
Date: Mar 24 2008
Title: Chapter 2: The Shelter of the Storm Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
Will Elladan run into Aragorn on his way out? He should, and then he'd really "find hope." =) Sorry, I'm really enjoying this.
NZ
Date: Mar 24 2008
The Awakening by Formegil, Adora Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 9]
Summary: An Orc flees from the Battle of Morannon after Sauron's downfall. He hides, but is found by someone...
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character
Genres: General
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 12513 Read Count: 11075
Published: Apr 06 2008 Updated: Apr 08 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Despair Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
This is such a beautifully written beginning. I found no grammar mistakes, this piece seems impeccable!


I look forward to an update!
Nazgrrl

Author's Response: Thank you! I hope you will enjoy the other chapters as well.
Date: Apr 06 2008
Summary: A poem of the elf prince of the Mirkwood. Of a dreadful memory that will not soon be forgotten.
Categories: Movie-verse, Book-verse Characters: Legolas
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: Torture
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 115 Read Count: 1312
Published: Sep 24 2008 Updated: Sep 24 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Reminder Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
hmm. This is an interesting bit of poem. You paint a very good mind picture, complete with mental agony. Good job.
NZ
Date: Sep 25 2008
Who? by meerkatalex Rated: G [Reviews - 5]
Summary: How I chose my pen-name. Well, it is an unusual story - read on and find out! Response to Karlmir Stonewain's challenge, "What's in a Name?".
Categories: Off Topic Characters: The Fellowship
Genres: Essay, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 282 Read Count: 1142
Published: Jan 05 2009 Updated: Jan 05 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
Heh. That's a cute story behind your name. Misunderstandings can be so funny at times. NZ

Author's Response: Yeah, they lead to the best things (sometimes) ever! :-) meerkatalex
Date: Feb 10 2009
Summary: A story about Wainrider, a fellow reviewer. He's a man in Middle-Earth, and wishes to accompany Frodo on the quest? Is he helping or hindering Frodo?
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, General, Other, Tragedy
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 848 Read Count: 1944
Published: Feb 10 2009 Updated: Feb 10 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Wainrider Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
You've got a very interesting writing style: On the one hand, it is very formal, almost as much as Tolkien himself, but at the same time more modern. I'm interested to see where this story is headed. It's always suspicious when a new person just drops out of the middle of nowhere. :) I think one area you could improve on is not assume that the reader already has read the books. I, for one have, but not everyone does, and the mark of a good author is one that can explain the original story, not just elaborate on it. Barring that, this looks very interesting, and I wish you happy writing.

NZ

Author's Response: Yes, my friends and family think I'm too formal to be normal! :-) I totally forgot about people who had not read the books, and I'm extremely sorry about that! When I have a moment I will update this and take your constructive critisism into account! Thank you! meerkatalex
Date: Feb 10 2009
Rainforest by meerkatalex Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: My first poem! It's about the damage we do to our rainforests.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 18 Read Count: 1384
Published: Feb 10 2009 Updated: Feb 10 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Nazgrrl Signed
It's simple, which is nice. It might be a little more satisfying to read if it weren't in freeverse format. (Not denying freeform isn't fun, but sometimes a poem will benefit from rhyming). Overall, my first impression was favorable, and it slightly reminded me of the Raven by Poe. Practice makes perfect. NZ

Author's Response: Thank you for your reviews! They are lovely and full of tips and hints and constructive critisism, which is very helpful! Good luck in your own writing! meerkatalex
Date: Feb 10 2009