You posted this short fic about a year and a half before I joined. It got my attention when it recently became the Story of the Moment and featured Arwen as the main character. I found it to be highly enjoyable.
Author's Response: Thank you Karlmir. This is actually the very first piece of Lord of the Rings fanfiction I ever wrote. \r\nIt was writen when I was only 15 and no one has ever bothered to review it either here or at ff.net.
As a cat-lover myself (I have two), I couldn't help but find the story enjoyable.
That was nice. I could picture the Fellowship, sitting around their fires in little groups.
I love this poem. Arwen is my muse.
Good grief! You've hit the nail right on the head, Jules. Thank goodness Disney never did Tolkien. Only kids under 10 would have enjoyed it, but few of them would have figured out what the story was really about.
This is pretty good, so far.
Author's Response: quite quite
I have to agree with Tolkien on Tom Bombadil. I too was a bit miffed that the scenes with the old Maia were omitted.
Author's Response: thanks. mm, I forgot to write about the Maia
Tolkien didn't notice that there were more signal fires lit than the number of beacon towers. The last one, observed by Aragorn, seemed to be on Irensaga, so maybe there were a few more along the peaks of Rohan that didn't have names. Also, he didn't spot the canon error at the Grey Havens where Celeborn gets on the ship with Galadriel. I thought he would surely have jumped all over that one.
Author's Response: Sorry about that. I wrote the last bit late at night, so I was apt to forget a couple things. I\'ll fix it.
It stands to reason that Elrond wouldn't have left his daughter alone at Imladris unless she was in the care of a handmaid, relative or close friend. Uruviel of Rivendell explores this situation creatively. The relationship between Sanya and Galandir could be an interesting subject for another short story.
Carol recently told me that she bought an Evenstar pendant from The Noble Collection, but paid a much heftier price than a discount store would have charged. I guess she really does have a weakness for LotR jewelry.
Author's Response: Wow, that\'s for sure.
I thought this series was all done. Thanks for posting another chapter.
Author's Response: This series will continue as long as people continue to have Tolkien dreams, or until I die, whichever comes first. ;)
Isn't that always the way it is with a good dream? You almost always wake up before the adventure reaches a satisfactory conclusion.
This was quite an interesting dream. I haven't heard anyone talk about Black Watch Coronas since I was in college back in 1967. They were expensive. On my budget, I could only afford one or two a week. It's too bad Formegil woke up before Pippin could buy him one.
Gandalf bald? I'll bet that was a surprise.
Author's Response: Most likely, but I didn't have the dream.
Shucks! I hope I never have a dream like this one. That's truly scary and sad.
Author's Response: It was. I actually thought it was real too when I first woke up; I was so relieved to find out it was a dream.
I hope you're going to finish this. It's just starting to get interesting. Is the time period just before the War of the Ring?
Author's Response: Apparently you and I had the same thought at the same time ;) , since I finally decided to finish it just as you wrote your review. rnrnArwen's bath begins not long after Aragorn arrives in Rohan, and ends almost twenty years later, in about 2979. The final piece of the story takes place in March of 3019.
A very interesting crossover. I love Arwen (sigh).
Very engrossing and well written. I've been reading a chapter each evening over supper.
A wonderful ending. Will the story go on?
Author's Response: Hi Karlmir. At this point I have no plans for a sequel, but I might fancy the idea at some point down the line... :)
You seem to be hitting your stride now. Your writing has improved well. I look forward to the next chapter.