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I have removed most of my stories from this archive due to its buyout, and because of how the persons responsible dealt with the before, during and after of the whole affair. When I returned to this archive after more or less a year of absence, I was plainly shocked to learn what had been going on. And after I was done reading all the site news, comments and rather flimsy replies to reassure the worried people, my guts had twisted into an uneasy knot.
I share the worries and wholeheartedly support the decision of those who, even though it hurts like hell to lose all the reviews and hit counts which document one’s history on this site, moved their stories to other archives and then hit the delete button. I came to the same conclusion than they, this is no longer a place which feels safe, trustworthy and comfortable for me to post fanfiction. I will continue to drop in to read and review, though.
All my stories can now be found at Faerie and AO3 (Archive of Our Own).
My pen-name has changed, in both archives it is Lintalome as of now. I changed it, because it is the name I’ve come to use most regarding fanfiction posts. The linked logos above should directly send everyone who is interested to my profile page at the respective archive.
Lovely story, very hot but touching as well. I really enjoyed rading this.
Oh wow, this is great, I love it. I read all in one go, so the review is for all chapters. The way you describe their relationship, how caring for each other turns into love, as they have no one but each other. Many see incest critical, but you described them so beautifully, it does not seem wrong at all. I like the way you pointed out their different personalities, as even though they are twins, they have different characters. I like the thought that they tried to restore Doriath and made good progress until war made them move on. I a thrilled to know to what end you will bring the story, as you already mentioned there will only be one chapter and an epilogue, hope you update soon. ~ Amaranth ~
Author's Response: Argh! I sincerely apologise for not responding to this right away! Must have slipped my mind during a very busy month!
Thank you very much for the review and I'm glad you enjoyed the story! I wanted it to be more than just a twincesty smutfic, examining the reasons why they would turn to each other for comfort - because there was no one else, because they had learned no one else could be trusted, etc. - and how this affects how they relate to the world.
I'm pleased you felt their personalities were suitably different! I think it's a trap it's all too easy to fall into with twins fics to write them as too similar, to the point where you could swap the names over and no one would even notice!
Restoring Doriath just seemed an obvious thing for them to try and do once they found it...perhaps a futile plan, ultimately, but a desperate attempt to reclaim some of the innocence and warmth of childhood. Well...it worked for a while at least!
As I've now posted the last chapter/epilogue I guess you probably saw that, so I hope it was to your liking! Once again, thanks for reviewing the fic!
Oh wow, this story is amazing. I often asked myself what became of Daeron, and I ponder about Maglor almost all the time. There are so many wonderful passages in it I cannot decide what I like best. You painted the emotions of them so vivid in your writing, I am speechless, it is so sad, touching and in the end the hope they have lightened up my day as well. *lol* I will start read your Eluring/Elured story when I am back from work, as their fate always made me ponder as well, I always hoped they had survived.
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad the story was able to touch you! I was lucky to have some fantastic scenery as inspiration when I started to write the story, so it was easy to picture the events unfolding. Since they're both characters with so much tragedy in their backstories, it was always going to have some rather intense emotional content, but I wanted them to find hope in each other and in their shared understandings.
I hope you enjoy All I Have Left! Just to note that at this point it's not posted in its entirety - there's one chapter and the epilogue still to go, but that is written; it's just with the beta at the moment. I'll try and get it up as soon as possible. The first few chapters may be a little rough compared with the end as I started it in about 2004 and didn't finish it till 2008 so my writing style has shifted a little, but hopefully it changes gradually enough not to jar!
Thank you for the lovely review!
This is so sad and beautiful. Wonderful writing!
I just stumbled over this. Lovely story, I really enjoyed reading it.
This is sad and very beautiful. I do not know if I should just call this elf a fool, or if I should be terribly sorry for him and the grief he feels. In times of complete despair, people do the strangest thing and at times they turn to something/someone they despise in truth. And they hold to this illusion for it gives them some odd kind of peace.
Thuringwethil’s motives in this became not really clear to me. Why did she choose this one elf to serve her as nourishment, there were plenty other slaves she could have feasted on. Why did she choose one? "but you calm when I hold you, your tears fade, and sometimes you even smile at me." Why does she care about this? Is there something emotional hidden below or does he simply taste better when he is calm? Why does she want him to smile at her?
I was glad to find a little story about Thuringwethil, there are not many as she is just a minor character. I always thought that she would certainly take a very beautiful humanoid or even elf-like shape, when she was not wearing the shape of a bat. Beauty to conceal all the vileness that is hidden below, like Sauron did, when he still had the ability to change his shape.
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Amaranth. I'm glad that you appreciated the story, and I appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts on both the story and Thurinwethil with me.
Love this *snicker* just imagined a sulking, youg Lindir ... cute! I love it how he is plotting, but there is always his fondness of food in between. *lol* the last sentence, already up for the next thing to disappear ...
Author's Response: Thank you, Amaranth. I really appreciate your feedback and am delighted that you enjoyed the story so much and that it made you laugh.
I stumbled over your story when I was searching for something short and hot, which I could read before I off my computer for today (up to more than 10 hours a day including working time is enough for my tired eyes).
This was definitely HOT, I loved the way you wrote it, their playful banter during their love play. There was a lot of humour within this made it very easy and flowing to read. I loved the scared Elfling, I guess when he will be older he might think back to this day and blush. *giggle*
Author's Response: XD Thanks very much ^.^ It was so much fun to write, and it did seem to flow quite nicely when I wrote it! *Giggles* Yep, I feel so sorry for that poor little elfling...ahh...the young and innocent!
Oh, how could I simply overlook this??? You must have written this at a time where I only rarely dropped in here. I still did not find the time to read you longer ones, too much to catch up with, but I am certain I will manage one day!
*lol* This is funny, I would like to have some dreams like this as well. You certainly enjoyed this dream, I would have done so in your place!
~ Amaranth ~
Author's Response: Hello Amaranth! Thank you! I am sorry it has taken me a little while to reply to your review as I do not often check for reviews on my stories but thank you! It is apprechiated :) This is just one of those things that demanded to be written and was abseloutely not going to give me any peace until I did, I do not dream every night, and if I do I do not remember but when I do, and I do remember my dreams are usually pretty fun if not also strange! Its alright, I do understand my longer stories do tend to be quite...long, ha ha, but I am also writing some shorter ones just as creative excercises so that if I am not working on one of the longer stories I am still working at something. I am so glad you enjoyed this, take care! :)
I love this essay, it was very interesting to read. I mst admit, I have a weak spot for Pan.
Very nice!!! I liked the detailed description of Grima, it made me shudder and it WAS spooky. In addition with his screams and wails, he really appeared tormented and suffering.
Does one who caused such suffering in life deserve mercy in death?
I think Grima has been a poor, spineless creature who came under the influence of someone to mighty for him to resist, and probably he was too much a coward to even try. Maybe he reveled in the little power and influence this gave him, as I do not think there was something else in his life to keep him from wallowing in self-pity and give him a certain measure of self-worth. Even though I do not like Grima, I do not think any soul should still suffer in death, not like this. ~ Amaranth ~
Author's Response: Thank you very much for your review Amaranth! I found it really quite thought provoking as I do agree with you on many of the points about how no one should ever be made to suffer and I did consider that but I let the story take over and as cold as it may seem, it felt right. Grima is a fascinating character becuase he is just so slimy, and easy to hate but also it is hard to tell what motivated him apart from his lust's for Eowyn. I think many people forget that due to his apperance that he was Rohirrim by blood, and that the Rohirrim felt so strongly of their honor that it was a part of their spirit, so when Grima turned his back on his people and betrayed them and his king as well he really sold a piece of his soul though wether he realized it at the time or not. Sauraman was not weak, and Grima was by no mean's a stumbling fool and I think he knew what he was doing to a degree, but never gave thought to the consequences of what would come later. The Rohirrim's idea of the afterlife seemed to be it would be one huge eternal party with ancestors and all those who had died before, but since Grima spit on that herittage he would not be welcomed and would be a lost soul as the fate of mortal men in death is far different than elves, that men would not be thrown into the void, but forced to eternally wander and not find peace, or in Grima's case eternally be a 'puppet' as he was in the final years of his life. I do not doubt that before the end Grima regretted alot, and it was revealed he had done some horrible thing's but perhaps he felt he was too far gone to be saved. As to the why he would come to Eowyn, I felt that was just another punishment to him that she would see how even further from grace he had dropped, that she hated him in life and she saw him in death as well and he terrified her, but she still hated him and felt no sypmathy, not that would have saved him but he is still a mockery. I liked writing this as it gave me a chance to explore a more supernatural element as well, which I always enjoy and Tolkien rather hint's at times what happens to a mortal spirit in death but leaves it open for interupretation as well, and this is my interupretation of what may wait for someone who has done terrible things in life. Once again, thank you very, very much for the review, It has truely caused me to delve deeper into my own story and think about it some more.