Reviews by Redone
Summary: 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 one of a series which will follow the plot of J.R.R. Tolkien's The 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: Arwen, Beorn, Bilbo, Celeborn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Galadriel, Glóin, Glorfindel, Gollum, Haldir, Lindir, Nazgűl, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Orophin, Other Canon Character, Rúmil, The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fantasy, General, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Other, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death, Violence
Series: Typically Atypical
Chapters: 37 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 157423 Read Count: 149097
Published: Sep 07 2006 Updated: Oct 21 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 17: The tale is told Reviewer: Redone Signed
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, 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.

Date: Feb 07 2007
Title: Chapter 20: Many Apologies Reviewer: Redone Signed
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!

Date: Feb 07 2007