Reviews by Karlmir Stonewain
Summary: A poem of Arwen, Luthien, and Elbereth Githoniel.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: Three things were given to the Elves under the Sun: Poetry, Prose, and Song
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 64 Read Count: 4583
Published: Nov 21 2007 Updated: Nov 21 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
A beautiful ode to Three Graces of Arda.

Author's Response: You know, I was wondering if you\'d notice this one. It was the first one I wrote, and it took me a while to get up the courage to post it online. 8-) NZ
Date: Feb 03 2008
Summary: A view of Galadriel's Mirror after the Elves have departed Lothlorien
Categories: Book-verse Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: Three things were given to the Elves under the Sun: Poetry, Prose, and Song
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 142 Read Count: 1986
Published: Nov 25 2007 Updated: Nov 25 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
I'm not much for poetry, but I was really impressed by this one. In my own story, Galadriel's mirror is put to use again in the decade following the War of the Ring.

Author's Response: Intriguing. What is the name of your story?
Date: Nov 25 2007
Summary: An insight of what might have happened when Luthien met Beren.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Beren, Lúthien Tinúviel
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 383 Read Count: 1819
Published: Nov 28 2007 Updated: Nov 28 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Meeting Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
That was like poetry. Well done!
Date: Nov 28 2007
Summary: The continuation of My Quest For The Ring. Kind of journal entries as i continue my quest for knowledge about LOTR and my other fandoms that have led to this. R&R
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Essay
Warnings: None
Challenges: My Portal to Middle Earth
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1038 Read Count: 5598
Published: Dec 08 2007 Updated: Sep 10 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Part 2 - In New Zealand Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Aha! Lira, I KNEW you had an obsession with Legolas. That's what I was teasing you about in my last review. There's nothing wrong with any obsession that moves you to write good fics. Keep obsessing and keep writing. I freely confess that I have a giant poster of Liv Tyler (as Arwen) in my living room. When guests ask who she is and why she's there, I always say, "She's my Muse."
By the way, did you get to visit Edoras?

Author's Response: Ahhhh, no offence to Legolas or anybody else who loves him as much as i did, he ran away, Ed\'s kinda sorta better, not to mention in Lira\'s Lies 6, he dies. Bitten by a vampire, poor bugger. Lucky person, you have a giant LOTR poster, i don\'t have one of those but i have a big Orlando Bloom poster, that counts, sorta. I haven\'t seen Edoras, i think that\'s in the North Island and i have never been there, besides, i haven\'t had time for sight seeing this year, my grandad died recently, i came for him and my gran. Thanx for reviewing - Li
Date: Dec 27 2007
Title: Chapter 1: Part 1 - My Heart Will Always Belong To You Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Well, Lira, I've got to agree that you have a certain obsession with LotR, especially after reading all the stuff you've contributed to this website. You've also received your share of reviews. See? I told you that you'd be famous some day! Your journal is also a reply to my recent challenge. Access my bio to read it.

Author's Response: Hannon le, i\'ll put it on the challenge thingy in a second. Thanx for reviewing and thanx for all the other stuff you\'ve said, i really appreciate it. Thanx again - Li
Date: Dec 08 2007
Title: Chapter 3: Part 3 - Randomness Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
It sounds as if you're writing some AU stuff as a bit of a diversion. Yes, schoolwork can get overwhelming sometime. I can remember two times when my fiction/fan fiction writing had to be curtailed for several weeks. First, when I was writing a term paper on the Battle of Gettysburg. Next, when I was writing my engineering thesis. Shucks! Was that REALLY over 40 years ago? Just keep on truckin' Lira. Summer will soon be here with more time for your Elvish adventures.

For your explorations of Wiccan mysteries, I would suggest The Witch Book: The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, Wicca, and Neo-paganism by Raymond Buckland. It might be available through Amazon.

Author's Response: Too bad summer\'s already gone here, remember, southern hemisphere has winter during your summer. But i\'m going back to NZ in May so i might have some time then. Thanks for the bok titles, i\'ll have to look for them when i have money and i go to Borders or something. Thanks for reviewing - Li
Date: Apr 14 2008
Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4 - Random Entry Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Nice to see another installment of this essay. Are you planning to post Rolitaaria here?

Author's Response: Maybe, depends if people would like to read it I suppose . . . Nice to hear from you again though, I think I've kinda missed talking to everyone on here. Thanks for the review - Breia
Date: Sep 11 2008
Summary: Short poem about the fool on the hill and his lost love
Categories: Off Topic Characters: Other Canon Character
Genres: Other
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 38 Read Count: 1776
Published: Dec 14 2007 Updated: Dec 14 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The fool on the hill Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Aw, the poor guy! That could have been me, but they didn't have cell phones thirty-five years ago.

Author's Response: Well originally I based it on the beatles song, but as I went on a found myself writing about myself waiting for my ex to call. :(
Date: Dec 14 2007
Summary: Eorl and his son Brego are ambushed by Easterlings! Eorl is injured but escapes. Can Brego take command of the Eorlingas under his father's commad and choose the path that will save his father?
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Eorl, Felarof, Original Character, Other Canon Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fantasy
Warnings: Violence
Series: The forming of The Mark
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11195 Read Count: 13107
Published: Dec 15 2007 Updated: Mar 19 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: The choices of Brego Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Good action. Well done! I'm looking forward to the next installment.

Author's Response: Thany You Karlmir, always nice to hear your reviews as they are usually compliments and everyone loves that. \r\nThe next chappter will not be untill at least tomorrow as I have work and alot of college work to do. :( sorry
Date: Dec 16 2007
Title: Chapter 6: The grief of Brego Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
I enjoy the way you've interwoven personal rivalries and politics within the frame of the military campaign. You might also want to include a few scenes of camp life to make it more realistic. A soldier's existence is really long episodes of tedium. punctuated by brief moments of terror. I look forward to your next installments.

Author's Response: Without giving too much away the next chapter has less conflict and is more about Brego\'s personal feelings so it will contain more camp life, thank you for the comment though.
Date: Jan 05 2008
Title: Chapter 10: Homeward bound Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
The second half of your story shows considerable improvement as your writing style develops. Keep up the good work. I'm looking forward to the next part of the series.

Author's Response: Thank you, as I said, it may take a while though.
Date: Mar 19 2008
Summary: Lira asks Legolas about the Valar. R&R
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Legolas, Original Character
Genres: Essay, General
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: Lira's Chronicles
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1027 Read Count: 1405
Published: Dec 21 2007 Updated: Dec 21 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Something To Remember Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
That was a fun history lesson. Lira sure is chummy with Legolas. Is there a hidden message there? ;-)

Author's Response: Um . . . can i have an explanation on that last statement (literally). I just sneezed so my minds messed up now. Thanx for the review anyway, i\'m in NZ at the moment and surprisingly i\'m pretty bored so reviews are good coz they get rid of the boring stuff until i don\'t get any : ( Merry Christams or whatever ya celbrate - Li
Date: Dec 24 2007
The Inarls by Arana, Adora Rated: G [Reviews - 1]
Summary: A poem about the half creatures that I made up
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 100 Read Count: 1500
Published: Dec 22 2007 Updated: Dec 22 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Inarls Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
I don't know why, but I'm picturing Dr. Seuss characters as I'm reading this poem. It's certainly humorous.

Author's Response: I don\'t know who Dr.Suess is but, thanks any way! :)
Date: Dec 22 2007
Summary: Saeros is angry after Turin punches him in the nose. His plotting is interrupted after a maiden interrupts him and tries to calm him in the only way she knows how.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Saeros
Genres: Erotica
Warnings: Graphic Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1630 Read Count: 1553
Published: Dec 22 2007 Updated: Dec 22 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
That was certainly a happier ending than Tolkien's. The history of the First Age would have been somewhat different with Saeros still around. The eroticism was very artistic.
Date: Dec 24 2007
Summary: An account of how I became a writer of LotR fanfiction. These are just my opinions and experiences, so don't be offended if something rubs you the wrong way.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 3140 Read Count: 4073
Published: Dec 29 2007 Updated: Dec 30 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Finding My Elf Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Your essay is very thorough and articulate. Thanks for responding to the challenge.

Author's Response: Thanks. Your challenge got me thinking. It's good to reminisce.
Date: Dec 30 2007
Summary: Sitting around the fire Aragorn's mind begins to wander
Categories: Movie-verse, Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Aragorn, Legolas
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2142 Read Count: 3209
Published: Dec 31 2007 Updated: Dec 31 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
I'd like to offer a few suggestions: First, delete the superfluous stuff above the first chapter, especially your Email address. Weird salesmen often cruise sites like this looking for people to add to their mailing lists. Those who wish to contact you can do so through your bio page under 'Contact Author.'
Your story contains explicit sex, so change the rating to NC-17. Legally, underage kids have to be warned not to read this sort of thing.
There's nothing wrong with changing Middle Earth to suit your story, but give it an AU warning first.
I would also recomend that you develop your characters a bit more before you introduce the sex scenes, otherwise it looks as if your writing about sex for the mere titillation of it rather than serious erotica.
Other than that, you've got the beginnings of a good story.
Date: Jan 01 2008
One Morning by Merry, Adora Rated: G [Reviews - 2]
Summary: On the morning of Merry and Pippin's departure from the Shire, two creatures are watching.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Merry
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 230 Read Count: 1408
Published: Jan 02 2008 Updated: Jan 02 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
At least their last years of retirement were comfortable in Minas Tirith.
Date: Jan 02 2008
Summary: My response to Karlimir Stonewain's challenge "Why I write LOTR fanfiction"
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Other
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3027 Read Count: 1879
Published: Jan 02 2008 Updated: Jan 02 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Confessions of a Fangirl Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Great Essay! The biographical information made it all the more interesting. Thank you for responding to the challenge.

Author's Response: Thank you very much! Also thanks for putting out the challenges as I quite enjoyed working on that essay, If only the essays\r\nwe were asked to write in school were that much fun to write! ;) :)
Date: Jan 05 2008
Summary: Writing Therapy! An ever growing collection of poems I have written..
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1326 Read Count: 8193
Published: Jan 05 2008 Updated: May 15 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 4: Never Looking Back Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
I could think of at least a dozen incidents from my youth in which this poem would apply. Just remember, time devours all things--if you learn to look forward.

Author's Response: I think this was one of the few poems I\'ve written that I had in mind as a song...I showed it to a few of my friends and a couple could relate. I think that a lot of people can connect with a poem or song about heartbreak, but, in time, the pain eases.\r\nThanks for reading!\r\n~C\r\n\r\n
Date: Apr 22 2008
Title: Chapter 3: Kids like me. Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Things apparently haven't changed much since I was a kid. There are always far too many of your peers who have no concern for your happiness while taking great delight in your misery, especially when they discover that you're the type of person who never hits back. Take heart in the fact that you have the potential for being a better person than any of them.

Author's Response: Part of the heirachy of schools....form against the kids who won\'t join you. \r\nBut no, things have\'t changed- granted, I\'m was a wierd little kid, but things did get better. I take that advice to heart, and thanks for reading!
Date: Jan 24 2008
Arrow of Mirkwood by owlett Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 25]
Summary: A young elf of Mirkwood sets out to join King Thranduil's army. Along the way she has many adventures and meets Legolas, and Legolas' younger brother, Armalas. This story is mostly comedy, but has serious aspects like battles. It also combines some things from modern society, like toasters. Please read and review. Constructive critisism welcomed.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Balrog, Bilbo, Boromir, Celeborn, Cirdan, Dain Ironfoot, Denethor, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Erestor, Faramir, Frodo, Galadriel, Galion, Gandalf / Olorin, Gildor, Gilraen, Gimli, Glóin, Glorfindel, Gríma, Gwaihir, Haldir, Imrahil, Legolas, Merry, Mouth of Sauron, Nazgûl, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Other Canon Character, Pippin, Radagast, Sam, Saruman, Sauron, Sean Bean, The Fellowship, Thengel, Théoden, Théodred, Thranduil, Witch King
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Humor, Parody, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death, Violence
Challenges: 100 Themes
Series: None
Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 32354 Read Count: 30097
Published: Jan 06 2008 Updated: Apr 04 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 4: Three and a Half Pulleys Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Lots of random silliness, humour and anachronisms, but very original and enjoyable.
Date: Feb 29 2008
Summary: Why I write fanfiction.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Essay, General, Poetry
Warnings: First Draft
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1137 Read Count: 3436
Published: Jan 07 2008 Updated: Jan 25 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A scattering of thought Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
I can well understand your problems with depression and using fan fiction as a safety valve. That hadn't been my original intention when I joined this site, but I've already adapted several personal experiences into my stories. Thanks for expressing yourself the way you did and thanks for answering the challenge.

Author's Response: I find I can\'t control the way that FF and reality sometimes mix together. Recently I wrote a one-shot piece on\r\nhow I was feeling at the time, but from Elladan\'s viewpoint and a scenario that was already in my mind. :) Thanks\r\nfor reviewing
Date: Jan 07 2008
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
Three years ago I thought I was crazy for getting so obsessed with the LotR books and films. Fun stories like yours have turned that idea completely around for me. I'm looking forward to reading and reviewing a couple of those werewolf/vampire stories you're planning to write.

Author's Response: xD Thanks very much! Yeah, we\'ve all been through that \"...Am I WAY too obsessed with this?\" stage, but I personally\r\nthink I\'m too far gone to care XD!
Date: Jan 25 2008
Summary: Aragorn and Arwen live in troubled times. This task set for Aragorn tests his strength. Please read and review. Constructive critisism welcomed.
Categories: Movie-verse, Off Topic Characters: Aragorn, Arwen
Genres: Humor
Warnings: Violence
Series: My Crossovers
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 660 Read Count: 1787
Published: Jan 07 2008 Updated: Jan 07 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Task Need Doing Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
I think Viggo Mortensen might have actually raised a few eyebrows like this. Somehow, he was able to take Anduril off the set and was carrying it around town.

Author's Response: Haha! Brilliant.
Date: Jan 10 2008
No Delicate Flower by owlett, Adora Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Arwen is a tougher elf than she looks. She has been sent to assassinate the Yellow Knight, and this is the story. Please read and review. Constructive critisism welcomed.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Arwen, Original Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Humor
Warnings: Character Death, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1189 Read Count: 1437
Published: Jan 07 2008 Updated: Jan 07 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Assassination Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed
I've always considered Evenstar to be vulnerable, but tough when the need arises. Your Arwen is certainly not someone who's going to be pushed around.

Author's Response: Thanks, Stonewain. I like the bit in the movie (not the book) where Arwen rides Frodo through the forest and across the river to save him from the Nazgul. I wanted to write a story showing that side of Arwen.
Date: Jan 08 2008