Reviews by elfscribe
Summary: For anybody else who has ever felt that they need to hide their fanfic habit. Rated PG for one instance of bad language.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10094 Read Count: 15883
Published: Feb 08 2009 Updated: Oct 14 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Narya's thoughts Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Enjoyed reading your essay. I agree that fanfiction has been a good place for many writers to hone their skills, get fb and find fellow fans. Discovering a community of people from around the world has been an unexpected side benefit of doing this. I particularly liked your list at the end. You are right, I've read authors and stories that were much better done in the fan realm than many published books I've read.

Author's Response: "You are right, I've read authors and stories that were much better done in the fan realm than many published books I've read." - I've had several conversations with xFanarix about commercial publishers catering to the lowest common denominator, resulting in much excellent and original work being squeezed out. They don't necessarily print the best stories; they print what they know will sell. I'm glad you enjoyed the essay - thanks for reviewing!
Date: Mar 09 2009
Title: Chapter 4: Pink Siamese Adds Her .02 Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Hurrah! (Now I guess I better get back to work.)
Date: Mar 09 2009
Summary: Erestor's appeal - Incest/twincest/kincest - Gorgeous language - Sauron - Political plots!
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Essay
Warnings: First Draft
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1084 Read Count: 3871
Published: Oct 24 2009 Updated: Oct 24 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Hiya,
I just discovered that you mentioned my fic Elegy for Numenor, which was very kind of you. I actually have a lot of LOTR stories on this archive, including a number of twincest stories featuring Elladan and Elrohir. Like you, I was intrigued by Tyellas' twins way back when I started writing fanfic 9 years ago and found the problem of their transgressive relationship compelling. You also mention a number of my favorite fanfic writers. And I just started reading Another Man's Cage, which is indeed marvelous. The Erestor/Glorfindel pairing became popular after Helmboy (aka AC who you mention)wrote a story called Gavotte with Erestor as the uptight,fusty librarian type, which has been widely imitated since and folks have branched out to characterize him in a rainbow of incarnations. I think it's because he's such a canon unknown that people can put any kind of character on him.

I think it's great that you are reccing other authors and discussing trends in the fandom, and I appreciate the mention. Cheers!
Date: Apr 21 2011
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
I'd like to mention also that Keiliss has some marvelous Erestor characterizations. She's written him differently in different stories but all are wonderfully written. She's on this archive and more of her fics on Of Elves and Men and other places.
Date: Apr 22 2011