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
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!
Lots of random silliness, humour and anachronisms, but very original and enjoyable.
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
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!
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.
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.
Definitely good for your first poem.
Try acting out the parts in your story as if you were really writing a play or screenplay. Get some of your friends to role play. That's what I do when I get stuck.
Author's Response: I have actually got over my previous writer\'s block now, I just never seem to have time to write anymore, I only get roughly 3 hours a week to write more. Thanks for the idea though, I will use it next time I have writer\'s block.
I'm not trying to be facetious, but wouldn't Eomer become a vampire after drinking Mina's blood? Intriguing story, so far.
Author's Response: In most universes with vampires, the drinking of vampiric blood must be done at least 3 or 4 times before a human can become a vampire. But that is a good question because in some universes, such as Anne Rice, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or Moonlight (that new tv show), it only takes one time.\r\n\r\nBut thanks for pointing that out. I\'ll have to mention that in one of my later chapters.
Those were both enjoyable.
Author's Response: Thanks again, Stonewain. You\'re a real cool cat.
This is a nicely done story. Were they celebrating the New Year by the setting of the Winter Solstice sun?
Thanks, Lira. This is going to come in handy, because I want to take a break from writing this spring to read all your stuff and a few other author's. I'll keep checking as you update it.
Author's Response: Coolie, have fun reading ALL of it coz i\'ve got a lot of stuff stowed away at the moment coz of my Lira\'s Lies series that seems to be getting hardert o write but i\'m sure that as soon as i\'ve finished the third one it\'ll be easier. To be honest i\'ve been waiting for you to review this but i don\'t know why exactly. I hope it does come in handy for you, it\'s already helping me, very useful things timelines, i should say thanks to my history teacher from last year . . . THANKS MR. STEWART . . . Thanks for reviewing - Li
Very humorously done, although I would have thought that Gimli was too old for that sort of thing. Then again, Valinor could have been quite rejuvenating.
I nearly drowned in a boating accident when I was nine years old, so I can understand Erestor's feelings. Nice story.
Author's Response: Glad you liked it! :D
That was fascinating! Thanks for responding to the challenge.
Author's Response: Thanks! It was a really interesting challenge, it made me think about how a story changed my life...
Gandalf would have liked this. Do another one about Arwen Evenstar.
Author's Response: I\'ll do my best and as soon as i can. Thanks for the challenge, I love it when people give me ideas.
Thanks for the enjoyable story on the evolution of your pen name and for responding to the challenge. Thanks also for the correct pronunciation of your name. I've had it wrong all this time.
Author's Response: I just had a thought the other night . . . what if people are pronouncing my name wrong??\r\n\r\nWhen i saw the challenge i\'m just like \'That\'d be interesting considering mine\'s changed three times\', it was very inspiring. Thanks for reviewing - Li
You seemed to ramble a bit, but really hit your stride by Chapter 7. I especially enjoyed Aoife's analysis of the Sue and her eventual liquidation. Your use of the girls' school locker as a portal to Middle Earth was an interesting twist on C.S. Lewis' wardrobe portal to Narnia. Please update soon!
Author's Response: Ha ha, yes, I do quite ramble on a fair bit, don\'t I? I did like chapter 7 myself, and think the whole thing went better from then on. Why thank you! I liked Aoife\'s little speech too, and Paula\'s Sue-slaying abilities. OH!!! That\'s so cool!! I never even thought of that!! I just wanted them to get to Middle Earth without having to hit their heads extremely hard (even though . . . that happened anyway . . .) and get them there without their whole portal being terrible and gruesomely cliched. That is so cool!! It\'s crazy how this little subconscious of mine works.
Thank you so much for the awesome review! It totally made my day! *beams and happy dances* As soon as my inspiration (read: chocolate) returns, I will have the next chappie up. Thanks again!!!
Well, I certainly hope Paula finds a bag of Cheesie-Poofs before she goes bonkers.
Author's Response: Then you and I hope alike, my friend. We hope alike. Except that if I was to give Paula cheese-poofs, she\'d probably tackle glomp the bag, and scoff the lot, getting very hyper on the high salt and sugar content, and then be possibly more bonkers.
However, it appears to be a risk we\'re both willing to take.
Thanks for the review, my like-minded friend!