Reviews by Kitt Otter
Summary: A newcomer with a perchance for Feanor’s treasure chest arrives in Mandos and decides to appropriate Feanor's rooms for himself and kill anyone who tries to resist him. Thankfully, everyone already is dead. Still, what with an oxygen-deprived Elf as an assistant, an idle wife, and a vain overlord! What's a Vala of the Dead supposed to do?
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Eonwe, Feanor, Gwindor, Namo / Mandos, Smaug
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4221 Read Count: 3252
Published: Apr 26 2006 Updated: Apr 26 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Problematic Dragon Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Wonderful! Loved the cards. And I love Smaug, of course. This was an interesting cast of characters and very witty. Gwindor is afraid of Dragons; gee, wonder why? : )

Author's Response: Oh, thanks Kitt Otter. I'm so glad you enjoyed reading the story so much. Thanks for letting me know; I appreciate it.
Date: Jul 03 2008
Arrow of Mirkwood by owlett Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 37]
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: 36104
Published: Jan 06 2008 Updated: Apr 04 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 22: The Arrival Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
I’d think they would stop being worried when Arrow is blacked out.

“It could come in quite handy if you ever want to torture someone.” – Uh, WHAT? *pretending to be severe* Elrohir, what has gotten into you… ?

I’m so happy Rowan’s nose is back to normal.

Yeah, stealing lines is not only cool, it’s hunky dory! : P

I like Aramalas with the MP3!!! And Elrohir is just weird.

Finally, Arrow and Legolas had a heart-to-heart.

I am still impressed by the pictures… ok, mostly because I have no idea how to add them, but still impressive.

I think Arrow is a leetle nosy… “where I will meet four young hobbits with disturbingly hairy feet." Now, if I were in Arrow’s place I’d have started laughing my head off!

"Whoops." Doesn’t quite describe it. Yeah… smiling at that is kinda cruel… yet I laughed out loud. Very loudly.

Ah, I hope you continue with this, however long it takes. I enjoy it immensely. : )


Author's Response: Thanks! Working on the next chapter now. Should be done either today or tomorrow :)
Date: Jan 10 2009
Title: Chapter 24: The KKK Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Good for Armalas! No self-guilt.
Actually their conversations were *quite* entertaining: cheesesticks to Chinese math to giraffe buttocks... oh my.
"I have a bad feeling about this.” Well, now, that must be the most imprudent thing anyone could have said.
And here's a gaggle of white-robed people I didn't expect to see! A very nasty cliffie... :)
Date: Apr 04 2009
Title: Chapter 23: The Shooter Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
I know! I do love it! I was very happy to see an update.
So, I would so not want to be mortally wounded with these guys. “It is quite appalling.” - Ah, that's the Armalas can do... I guess I could give him credit for that.
Oh. Wow. Elladan likes hugs does he? I'd like to know the circumstances surrounding his urge to hug an orc. Or maybe not.
Hah, bad choice of words, Arrow.
Honestly, from this chapter, I find both men and women impossible to understand... :P
-Kitt :D

Author's Response: Haha! I didn't think of it like that :D yes, both men and women are difficult to understand in my warped mind...Thanks for reviewing!
Date: Apr 03 2009
Title: Chapter 2: Light and Dark Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
This is so much fun! Arrow's so… so... dumb, I guess, but likeable. Well, she's fun to read, be assured. The randomness made me snicker more than once. There's a lot clever about this: the anachronisms (I thought the "Made in" collection hilarious), the many syllable-name-thing, the dark/light observations, and ((the double parentheses)). *g* Her meeting with Legolas certainly might have turned out differently if she had her wits about her!
Oh, no, keep up the blacking out nonsense; it's the one-size-fits-all chapter ending, it is.
*passes out* Kidding. Sorry.
Date: Nov 22 2008
Title: Chapter 3: Nobility Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
'We've taken care of her'. Definitely never trust that sentence! Hmm, you know, I think Haldir *is* a little annoying.
"Hopefully that time is far off yet." *gasp* Legolas!
Legolas seems to have perfected the art of talking in redundancies.
This just wouldn't be complete without a mystery about her father. I'm looking forward to the next chapter. Here I go.
Date: Nov 22 2008
Title: Chapter 4: Three and a Half Pulleys Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
That was a weasel chapter! I like this village of many parsnips.
Huh, these bar-goers are kinda... freaky. And a little weasel. But what's a bar without their type? *laughs and weasels furtively* Traces of blood in Galion's alcohol stream? Tsk, tsk.
Perfect chapter ending. I'll be back to read more when I weasel the time. *waves*
Date: Nov 22 2008
Title: Chapter 5: Oh You Are So Clever, Galion Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
They'd never get anywhere if they did not put her on the horse, knocked out or not. Sleep on the horses!? A carrot salesman?! *laughs and chokes*
I like the signs.
And, yes, Galion is sooo clever! But my, Legolas sure does ramble on.
Date: Nov 24 2008
Title: Chapter 7: A Loss Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
...Well, Erestor's vocabulary was the... most colorful I've ever seen. Nope, I didn't see Erestor falling to pieces like that. Unfortunatly, it was kinda funny.
I liked that proverb, though still think an Istari *might* have said it. So Legolas is becoming smitten with Arrow? I can't wait to see how it turns out.
Armalas I like. I hope Legolas' throttling did not hurt him too badly.
Date: Nov 25 2008
Title: Chapter 9: Aftermath Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
"An orc arrow pierced her stomach, and she regained her hearing." - That made me burst out laughing so hard I almost, hmm, was knocked out. Really, I was given strange looks.
Yeah, she saved the King, if saving is the right word, in her first battle. Shot Sauron in the foot! How did he run away then, I'd like to know.
That must have been an interesting council. (Thorin!) Great idea, contact Bilbo within the next ten years.
Oh yes, Legolas' compliments are, well, bad. I like Armalas (and co)'s note. Armalas is kind of a geek, but I really like him. : )
- Kitt
Date: Nov 30 2008
Title: Chapter 10: Plausible Options Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
"The next chapter is one I found to be incredibly exciting: the intestinal tract of Oliphaunts." - Hey, I think that's incredibly exciting too.
Really, Middle Earth Creatures by Celeborn is a tad more interesting than the certificate.
Poor Legolas, their conversations just don't go his way.
Arrow wants to go back to her foster parents whom she loved so much? I look forward to that.
Date: Nov 30 2008
Title: Chapter 11: The Iron Maiden Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Owe, the suspense hurts. That was all unexpected... now they will go into Saruman's lair. (eek)
The meeting with her parents was squashy.
Ah, the Gerdy series sounds different; quite. Hopefully for Legolas they can find a bookstore on the way to Isengard.
Too bad for Arrow that was only a dream. Hah, that's good irony: Legolas woke her from it.
-Kitt ; )
Date: Nov 30 2008
Title: Chapter 13: You are carrying a corn husk Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Wow. That was random. (I really hate those text games; but at least it was Arrow and not me doing it!) Eep! Old man died? Eat corpse??? Good job on writing this, though.
Liked the last chapter, too. Especially the Irishman.
Date: Dec 07 2008
Title: Chapter 14: An Untimely Death Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
"Maori-like war dance" *choking, laughing* No, really that's a little scary.
I'm not terribly shocked by Jemina's death; she's one of those kill-off characters. But I wonder what will happen to Eloise. It sounds like she's being torn into ribbons.
*nods* First to run, first to die, unless you're VERY important. Hmm, too bad for the rest of us!
-Kitt ; )
Date: Dec 07 2008
Title: Chapter 15: Arrow the Savior Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Whew, what a bloody chapter. Yeah. Geesh. You're good at it, you know.
I particularily liked this line: "he was sandwiched between two wargs who were both trying to eat him. "

Author's Response: Hah I like killing off characters...*glances arounf guiltily*
Date: Dec 28 2008
Title: Chapter 16: Bodies of the Dead Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
"Saruman had fled when he realized he could not win, the coward." Ha!
Good idea, burn the bodies - don't want disease.
Really, this was a sad chapter; you set the tone vivdly with rain and blood... and so on.
Wow. Ok. Galadriel just punched Arrow. Didn't see that coming!
Now I wonder what their next random adventure will be!

Author's Response: :D i like to contrast sad things with wierd little events that would never happen.
Date: Dec 28 2008
Title: Chapter 17: The Dreaded Lisp Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
"What cruel person decided to call it a lisp? " - Never truer words!
I'm so happy to see Armalas again... oh, his presence is making things a little difficult, isn't it? Well, Rowan's "possession" is a new twist. Long nose. Should have guessed it.
Legolas likes signing autographs, does he? *tsk*
I'm enjoying each chapter more and more.
-Kitt : )

Author's Response: Well in the movies, all the wizards have long noses. Also, Denethor calls Faramir a "wizard's pupil", and he's got a long nose! Anyway...thats probably not relevant to anything, but I found it interesting. Heh Legolas is a little full of himself, even though he pretends he's not. Thank you, Kitt :)
Date: Dec 29 2008
Title: Chapter 18: What A Fit Bird Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Wow, what an amazing amount of puns... the Holy Grail... circle of life, the force... *tips out of chair, hard*
*recovers* And these British people... *falls again*
Seriously, though, even I am beginning to think Armalas is a little annoying. *g* I liked thinking of a horse going "warp speed." Poor Armie.
-Kitt : )

Author's Response: Hehehe I had to make him different from Legolas. And I felt a need to put in a Star Wars / Lion King / Indiana Jones reference. Seemed fitting :D
Date: Dec 29 2008
Blind prejudices by Dae Rated: PG [Reviews - 10]
Summary: A story about human prejudices and how they had almost cost the lives of Aragorn and Legolas.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: Aragorn, Legolas
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 36607 Read Count: 23006
Published: Jan 11 2008 Updated: May 29 2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2. Taken Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
I liked this piece of humor: 'Why did things like this always happen to them?'
Again, wonderful descriptions, like Legolas feeling danger as 'a bolt of energy'. The prejudice bit was woven in nicely, how they feared he would bespell them, how they blamed him for landslides... oh dear, this a bad situation...
Date: Sep 01 2009
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1. The fall Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Lovely discriptions; this one actually warms me up: "First rays of light washed over the treetops, melting the darkness."
The theme of prejudice is interesting.
Ach! Cliffie. I hope to get to the next chapter soon. :)

Author's Response: I'll try to come up with the next chapter fast. Thank you for reviewing!
Date: Aug 31 2009
Summary: What would have happened if Gandalf wasn't the one to die in Moria? What if it was someone else?
Categories: Book-verse Characters: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Character Death
Series: Cute Merry-Pippin stories!
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3251 Read Count: 2002
Published: Jun 08 2008 Updated: Jun 08 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Wow. That twist in the end was heart-wringing; it left me with my mouth hanging open. *teary*
Yet what better way to die than in the arms of a friend? It is, in a way, not a bad thing. Oh yes, there are things much worse!
The writing was skillful. The dialogue was distict for each character and - hooray! - they were quite themselves. That is never easy!
I was impressed; I hope to read more of your work soon. : )

Author's Response: Thanks! I haven't had a review for this story in a while, so I was surprised and delighted when I got this one. I hope I portrayed Boromir and Aragorn correctly as I am not good and writing about them. I'm glad you enjoyed it and hope that you do read more of my work. Once again, thank you, and I will read some of your work also! :-) meerkatalex
Date: Dec 23 2008
Difficult by meerkatalex Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 10]
Summary: This is just an attempt at what happened after that big battle when Merry defeated that Witch-King. What if there were side-effects? Pippin will find it difficult to bear the consequences and Merry will feel vulnerable. Sequel up soon!
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn, Eowyn, Faramir, Merry, Pippin
Genres: Angst, Drama, General, Tragedy
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Violence
Series: Cute Merry-Pippin stories!
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1920 Read Count: 1935
Published: Jul 06 2008 Updated: Jul 06 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Merry awakes. Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
"Which didn't make much difference but made him feel better all the same." I had to chuckle at that.
Yes, you got the characters down beautifully! I liked the brief time in Faramir's head as he beheld Eowyn. And I really could feel for Pippin, afraid for his greatest friend. After all, don't we all worry when our dear ones have even a scratch, and Merry had far worse than that!
The revelation that Merry looked into the mirror and what he saw, what Galadriel offered him, cast light strong onto his character. (Thinking about the mirror and Galadriel's choice is very useful when trying to write Fellowship members.)
Now through Merry's eyes, I *could* see how Pip had grown.
I was very touched throughout this.
-Kitt : )

Author's Response: Aw, thanks for such a long review, Kitt! And I'm sorry I haven't responded for ages; the schoolwork is dragging me doooown... Anyway, yes, it was quite hard writing from Faramir's point of view but I thought that I'd better start getting usesd to it. There's only so many things you can write about Merry and Pippin. You're right when you said that we all worry about our loved ones - it's terrible even when it's just a cut or bruise, and I was really trying to write about Merry as well as possible. Pip does grow up throughout the quest, I don't like it when people portray him as totally unreasonable and like a two-year-old when he's nearly of age. But he is that way, and I enjoyed writing this; I hope you enjoyed reading it! meerkatalex
Date: Jan 28 2009
Summary: Estel makes breakfast for his Ada and takes it to him while he's in bed
(Completely not good with summeries, sorry)
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 438 Read Count: 2321
Published: Aug 30 2008 Updated: Aug 30 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Breakfast in Bed Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
This made me chuckle.
Your writing here was very lyrical - appropriate for a young child story! "Cute" can't even begin to describe Estel.
That note surely made Elrond’s toast digestible. (Yet it is lucky the twins were quick enough to intervene before the second piece).
-Kitt ; )

Author's Response: Yeah, I wanted the twins to have such a close relationship with Estel that they would know what he was up to. I'm glad you liked it!
Date: Dec 12 2008
Summary: When Young prince Legolas decides to prove that he is a grown up by making breakfast by himself, things don't go as planed.
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash, Book-verse, Movie-verse, Book Verse Slash Characters: Legolas
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 480 Read Count: 1561
Published: Sep 27 2008 Updated: Sep 27 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
This was funny and very cute. Your writing's quite poetic. Some writers try a lifetime to get that down and for you it seems to come naturally. :)
I guess his Ada will understand just what he was trying to do. *looks up at picture* Ah, how could anyone be mad at that little guy?
"Two thousand, Nine hundred, and seventy something?" - I had to laugh out loud at that!
-Kitt :D
Date: Feb 09 2009
Broken by Ar-feiniel Rated: PG half-star [Reviews - 14]
Summary: Alice Karlen woke up in a small elven settlement in Ered Luin, during The Fifth Age of Middle-Earth, where everything lies in a tedious healing state following a disastrous age-long war. Upon getting kicked out of the only settlement for miles, she finds herself taking shelter in a cave. The inhabitants of that cave are dwarves, ruled by twins abandoned in the Sack of Menegroth, and their duty is guard one of Middle-earth’s most alluring secrets…

Alice has found Middle-earth in a time of renewal, and along with friends, she takes up the task returning strength to it once more.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: Original Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Friendship, Humor, Mystery
Warnings: First Draft
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 8256 Read Count: 10813
Published: Sep 28 2008 Updated: Jan 23 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 6: Shadows Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Ah, I think Barney is the most horrific of the options... *shivers*
I want to see what she's about to stumble into! A Dwarven ball? *imagines twirling tootoo-ed Dwarves... slaps self* Will the twins chop her head off?
Being in Alice's head is fun. Such random thoughts that can go through the brain when one is stumbling down a trackless cave... I'd probably chicken out and run back to the elven jail! Still, I feel an electric jolt of discovery from that door... *squeals excidedly* I can't wait to see.
-Kitt : )

Author's Response: Thanks, Kitt. Actually, you imagining a Dwarven ball is not nearly as… odd as what I thought/dreamed of this morning. I mean, honestly, I burst out laughing when it was over. Then, I was frightened for the rest of the morning. Allow me to explain. Okay, so it’s morning and I’m in school and am half asleep. What’s new? Well, out of nowhere I get this random dream/vision-thing. It was really weird because one moment I’m staring at my pencil, the next I am very clearly viewing… the Feanorions break-dancing. Allow me to say VERY CLEARY again: VERY CLEARLY. Yep. It was really rather scary because they’re actually really good. Especially Maedhros… Mmm…*Slaps self* Ah! Stop thinking like that! I don’t know, we were in Doriath, in this large stone-cave courtyard thing (I can only assume that it was King Thingol’s halls) and I was standing with Maedhros, looking around. Out of nowhere I blinked and the Fellowship (not including Gandalf or Boromir) was standing in this line. The Feanorions were also in a line standing across from the Fellowship. Frightened, I looked to Maedhros. He folded his arms across his chest and looked like nothing out-of-the-ordinary was going on. I turned back to the stone-cave courtyard-thing and both groups were in the middle of a break-dancing routine. I’m dead serious. Break-dancing. Elves – break-dancing; The FEANORIONS break-dancing. Gulp. I mean, honestly; just try to imagine that. I can’t really describe it to you but it was like watching one of those break dancing movies (which, I’ve only seen one) Anyway, after a few traumatizing moments, the Feanorions discover that they are being “owned” by a couple of old-school spinning-around-curled-up-in-balls-one-the-floor Hobbits. So, the brothers decide to bring out their “secret weapon” – Maedhros. Yep. So, Amrod and Amras run over to where Maedhros and I are standing. First Maedhros shakes his head violently, trying not to get involved, as he tries to back away. He tries to act all “No, I can’t. I’m terrible.” Well, each of the twins grabs one of his hands (apparently he has both) and pulls him over to join the battle. I can’t really explain what he did… but he is AMAZING. Then, before Maedhros could finish, I saw my pencil again and realized that I began daydreaming in the middle of my Spanish Class. After trying to choke down my laughter, I sighed and continued on a regular day in school. Well, anyway, sorry about that off-topic story. No, the twins will not chop off Alice’s head. I’m actually debating on whether I want to torture Alice or not. So… I get to ponder that. I know I’m doing an interrogation but that’s it. Yeah, Alice is a lot of fun to write. * Laughs* Same here. I think I’d walk at least a few steps in, decide that Barney the Dinosaur is going to eat me if I continue down, THEN run back to the Celondim Jail.
Date: Jan 14 2009