As you see, I found the story on this site! And have read all day. :) I still love it - loved it, until this chapter, that is. Legomance, what a disappointment! Besides, one chapter you had Legolas rude to her, and the next chapter you had him infatuated - no development of feelings, no explanation, no nothing. It's cheating! :) Not very Elvish at all, besides. i loved the angry Legs part, it was good, it was original, it was brill. And then, blam, next chapter you have the rote romance thingy.
Oh, and Grelvish - that is Grey Company "elvish" - ugh! Not Elvish at all. You might want to check real Tolkien elvish from sites like Ardalambion http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/, there are others too, with tons of good, useable phrases. Other than that, in scenes where no "elvish" is spoken and no legomance, I still think this story is brill.
Author's Response: Great! Welcome! Unfortunately, if you continue reading you may have more disappointments. There\'s no getting around it, Elaura is a \"Mary Sue\" and the story is a \"Legomance\" it may even fall under the category of \"song fic\". Hence the title. In Elaura and Legolas\' defense, however [I believe] love at first sight is very Elvish. Elves tend to think with their hearts and there is precedence in Tolkien\'s works for Elves knowing one another\'s hearts long before they figure out how to live together. In my defense, the story writes itself, I\'m just the transcriptionist.
As far as the Elvish goes, I\'m not an expert on any language, certainly not one as complicated as Sindarin [or Quenya]. I give it the old college try and with some helpful feedback I did manage to go in a better direction later on. Truth be told, Westron isn\'t English, but it would be a pretty weird story if we had to wait for someone to teach it to her.
I appreciate the feedback, positive or not, but don\'t get your hopes up if you were looking for a no-romance, grammatically-accurate fic. Sorry.
A-ha! I ranted too early. Sorry about that. :) And, you know, it is a glorious feeling to know that many chapters are still ahead! It is really a very enjoyable story.
Author's Response: Maybe not, but try to keep an open mind, all Mary Sues aren\'t hell-spawn, all romance isn\'t crappy or X-rated, and hopefully you\'ll continue to enjoy it.
Thanks for the feedback!