Reviews by Tararara
Chance Encounter by Mordaen, Adora Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 122]
Summary: During their journey, the Fellowship meet up with a stranger not of their world. Will he be of help to them or would he hinder them? Kingdom of Heaven/LotR crossover. Mostly movie-verse with some book-verse
Categories: Movie-verse, Crossovers Characters: Aragorn, Balian of Ibelin, Guy de Lusignan, Legolas, The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 35 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 90467 Read Count: 58648
Published: Jan 21 2007 Updated: Sep 01 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Campfires and Whirlpools Reviewer: Tararara Signed
Wonderful story. I read it sometime last year and couldn’t get enough. Kudos! I love how you managed to stick so closely to the original plot while still having Balian contribute – although his injuries did make me wonder whether the timeline was being adjusted at some points. I also like how in-character the characters are most of the time. That’s a rare thing in this fandom.

Author's Response:

I try not to adjust the timeline, as that makes things awfully difficult. Balian's just got this wonderful metabolism which allows him go heal very quickly XD. Thanks for the review. It brightened up my day.

Date: Feb 14 2008
Summary: More misadventures for Balian the blacksmith and his elven friend as they meet up with some rather strange pirates and then get transported to the legendary city of Troy. LotR/KoH/PotC/Troy crossover. Sequel to CHANCE ENCOUNTER.
Categories: Crossovers, Other Movies Characters: Achilles, Balian of Ibelin, Captain Jack Sparrow, Hector, Helen, Legolas, Other Canon Character, Paris, Priam, Will Turner
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 74315 Read Count: 47532
Published: Sep 07 2007 Updated: Feb 03 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Many Meetings Reviewer: Tararara Signed
First, the constructive criticism:
Jack seems a bit OOC in this fic – mostly, he seems to be less intelligent and articulate than he should be, and overuses his jokes a bit too much when they aren’t needed. I’m also not sure what his place is in the plot, though I could have missed something. Hopefully this can be corrected in the sequel, as it was the main thing that detracted from the story for me. As well, the later chapters seemed a bit lackluster or rushed, though that could just be me.

Otherwise, I loved Chance Encounter and this sequel. :) CE3 is looking very promising, too.

Author's Response: My interpretation of Jack is that something's not quite right with his head. I don't know, maybe each person interprets him differently. Thanks for the criticism. It's a bit too late to change anything in this fic, but it helps me improve my next one ;)
Date: Feb 14 2008
Summary: Being the third instalment of the Chance Encounter series.  A new evil rises in Middle Earth. Legolas, Balian and their friends both old and new must unite to fight it. But the enemy has plans for one of them... LotR,KoH,Troy,PotC Xover.
Categories: Movie-verse, Crossovers, Other Movies Characters: Achilles, Aragorn, Balian of Ibelin, Captain Jack Sparrow, Elizabeth Swann, Eomer, Eowyn, Faramir, Frodo, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Guy de Lusignan, Hector, Helen, Legolas, Paris, Sibylla, The Fellowship, Will Turner
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fantasy, Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 29 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 116694 Read Count: 45173
Published: Feb 06 2008 Updated: Aug 08 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 3: Each to His Own Problem Reviewer: Tararara Signed
“My advice to you: Stay on land.” Good advice, yet somehow they never seem to follow it :) I love how this sequel is shaping up, keep up the good work!

Author's Response:

They are definitely not very good at staying on land. Somehow, Balian always finds some valid excuse to go sailing :D Thanks for the review.


Date: Feb 14 2008
Title: Chapter 7: Betrayal, Scheming and Ambushes Reviewer: Tararara Signed
Sweet. Great chapter! :)

Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the review.
Date: Mar 07 2008