Aragorn will be perfect in the sequel, definitely. It gives me excited twitches thinking about the possibilities… he’s such a good parallel to the other boy-warrior-kings Peter and Caspian.
This chapter had very clear action; reading it was like watching the movie. *winces, then sighs with relief* I had truly thought that arrow got Legolas – I guess chainmail does come in handy! His conversation with the giant was priceless. His first sight of Aslan was breathtaking, and it was uplifting when his faith returned and his revenge-lust settled. I had looked forward to what must be his final confrontation with Jadis and it had the perfect outcome – he spared her like his grandfather did and still Aslan got to do his part. Brilliant. Oh, how like her to try to stab Legolas in the back. (Lucky for that mail again). I'll be sad to see the story end and to say goodbye to everyone, but, well, a good story is one that ends at the right time. I wonder how he’ll get back home and how changed he shall be, since before he had been holed up by orcs and full of guilt for his lost patrol. Looking forward to the conclusion…
Author's Response: The more I think about Aragorn being in the sequel, the more excited I get about it! Possibilities, possibilities! :D Thanks for your words concerning the action! I'm glad to hear it was clear! Well, I just posted the next chapter, so enjoy! Thanks so much for the review! ~Ila
*applause* Beautiful finale!
The pebble is a tangible symbol, not only a piece of Narnia, but also a reminder of hope. Aslan was (IS) wonderful. I'm glad Legolas did finally call him Adar.
I like your Thranduil. He's strong yet compassionate. The transition Legolas had between diving into the sea and coming out of a stream was pretty clever. “Eru protected me,” - very true, without being too specific. *g* I wonder when he'll be ready to tell anyone of his experience?
I will keep that ending quote somewhere... it is a good thing to remember.
Well, I look forward to the sequel. Thank you for sharing this. May Eru bless you and guide your pen!
-Kitt : )
Author's Response: Dear Kitt, You have been simply wonderful. I can't thank you enough for sticking with this story to the end and leaving such wonderful and beautiful reviews that have encouraged me beyond measure. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this such a rewarding experience! You have been a gift and blessing from God in my life! Navaer, mellon nin! ~Ila
Lol! I do wander through the mall looking out for the smallest sign of Legolas; that was easier about three years ago, but it's still possible to find him. I have tried to make my ears pointy. (After about 6 years of tugging, I think they're pointing a little). Yeah, I made myself a bow, try to walk on snow (sighs; it just doesn't work, does it?) and learned to be obsessed with green.
One thing I haven't done is bought my marriage ring... hmm; thanks for reminding me... : P
-Kitt : )
Author's Response: Lol! I 've done most of them except the wedding ring one! Thanx 4 reviewing! Love love love legolas
Very sweet story! You did a great job at weaving a picture using only dialogue. I feel glad for Lindir to have someone so willing to be his friend as Glorfindel - not everyone goes out of their way for others like he did.
-Kitt : )
Author's Response: Thanks, Kitt Otter! I'm really happy you enjoyed it and found it sweet, and really appreciate the feedback.
Oh, very well done. It sounds like a chant... it would be astounding recited in a cathedral.
Author's Response: Yes, it was originally intended as a creed, but it didn't work out quite that way. Chanting is exactly what I had in mind though. Thanks!
No, the female hormones are not pretty sights
I liked their warped names. "Wizardress Gandala" *g*
Fancy the first part of Froda they'd notice disappearing was her curly hair!
Yeah, it would be fun to read a doily-draped continuation.
-Kitt : )
Author's Response: I had fun doing the names :D thanks Kitt
Yay! The Ladyship of the Ring! Wait, I don't know if that is a good thing. Feminine jealousies sometimes overturn good feminine sense. Still, you’d never see the male Wraiths sit down and talk things out.
"Merryanne" - yes of, course. *laughs*
Wow, Sammy ate a tin can before? *looses appetite* Now, I've never seen any of my goats metal... if they could they'd have long since broken out of their pen. But really, Hobbit(esses) do somewhat resemble goats in their appetite.
Author's Response: Hehe well my mum had a goat called Jasper and they saw him eat a tin can once, so i based it on that. Thanks Kitt :)
*falls of chair, breathless* So absurd but... so brilliant. I feel sorry for the Fellowship; they'll be bewildered for some time yet. But hey, Frodo's energy was renewed!
Author's Response: Hehe exactly! Yes I'm often described as absurd. I've come to like it :) thank you for the review, Kitt
I must be the most cultural ignoramus in Arda - I really don't know who Doctor Phil is; well, I get that he basically gives therapidic blather... But to your comedic credit it was even to me HILARIOUS. And horrifying.
What??? Anger management problems? Nah! :P
Poor Mae; he's about be terrorized. (As though he hasn't had enough of that in his life. *sadistic snicker*)
Hey Luna! Oh, yeah, I’ve seen him. The baldness is so ewwww. Mustaches I can handle, though.
T-talk about feelings? A bald guy talking about feelings. And a *guy* too. *shiver down up spine* You know, that wouldn’t be bad if he were, say, a very hot Elf with red hair and one hand or a certain Shipwright who has a beard but is definitely not bald. *eyes dreamily unfocuse* But really, now, this is scary stuff.
Love the boots!!! I've always wanted enormous boots... I can see myself crashing down the stairs now...
Seriously, this was awesomely random! :)
I think that's true: why settle a disagreement in any other way than dancing?
Thanks for reviving the story, Luna!
Verrry funny, Dae and Fei. "YOUR OTHER HAND!" - Silly Maedhros, how could he forget? : )
Author's Response: Being in too many of my arenas does that to a person. Thank you for reading.
Thank you for the thank you card!
*gasp* Maedhros steal from children! And kill Arwen?? *shakes head* We just need to buy him his own lightsabor.
Can't catch a lightsabor by the blade, can you Aragorn? (I’ve always waited for that to happen in Star Wars.) But he was getting to be creepy... though chasing after his hand still is. *tries unsuccessfully not to laugh*
Ah, poor Olly; he'll need some otter treats after this. (Yay! I got to stroke him! Always wanted to stroke an otter!)
Oooh. *wince* I hope Mae will forgive me the lump on his head!
By the way, the woman overboard joke nearly had me choking... I'll print it and tell it over Christmas dinner.
Thanks for making me laugh.
-Kitt ; )
Author's Response: No problem; I had fun making you “Thank You!” card. Yup, Mae gets in the “I will kill you all” mood when he doesn’t get what he wants (He also gets this adorable pout…Shh!!). Next time you’re on the Internet buying Lightsabers, make sure to pick up a blue one for Maedhros – he needs a “Get Well Soon” present since you left such a big gash in his head that he keeps forgetting my name. I know, right! I’ve always wanted someone to anti-climatically miss in catching a Lightsaber – I know I would. Like one time I was pretending to be Indiana Jones and was twirling around a whip awesomely. I was like, “Wow! I’m really getting the hang of this! You know, this isn’t so- OW!!” Unfortunately, I got a big head or something because I whipped myself in the cheek. I’m glad I made you laugh, it’s what I’m here for. I can’t seem to remember where I got that women overboard joke, but I was rolling on the ground laughing so hard when I first heard it. For some reason, I’ve always wanted to swim with dolphins, but then again, there are more dolphin attacks then shark attacks…Hey! That gives me an idea!!
Ice cream! Such a cruel weapon... why would you want to dodge a big glob of rocky road... anyway, this was (deliciously) funny, Caller! :D
Oh my... that WAS disterbing. I am rusty on my Sesame Street lore and for a while could not recall who Grover was... right, the blue guy!
Just so you know, Butcher Elmo will haunt my dreams. : P
I got your 5th age outline. My random comments are forthcoming. But as a preview, it was wild and I like it!
-Kitt : )
Author's Response: Goheno nin, I had a headache last night and was I stressed because I am getting all of these projects in school that I have to do, so I just wanted to have Butcher Elmo chase around a random Fangirl for a little while. Butcher Elmo has popped up in my dreams a few times, and I was honestly really afraid when he did because I have not watched Sesame Street since, well, The First Age ;). I was going to write an extened version on the Fifth Age but I wanted to hear your comments first. I feel like I only focused on that one war when I could have gone into back stories and what not. *Shrugs* I'll never be able to please myself. Yes, Super Grover -- I wanted to add in that Frog-thing named,uh, Kermit and have him sing, "It's not easy being green" but I feel like I added that somewhere else...
Too bad about missing the contest deadline; this was true to the prompt word, be assured.
Estel was just hugably sweet, innocently wise. "lullaby of the river" - a very true description. I love to fall asleep listening to running water. I'd imagine in Rivendell it must almost seem to bring an enchanted sleep. (Sorry, digressing).
I think it does take a child's hope to begin healing. From what I gathered in LotR, Legolas was a light-hearted guy but with many sorrows. I like that Estel was there at one of those harder parts of his life. I would like to see this friendship develop. *hint, nudge*
Touching story, Ila.
-Kitt : )
Oh yea! My brother got a rubics cube for his birthday 2 years ago. He's good at that sort of thing; he thought he'd crack it in a month. Still hasn't. I thought I'd give it a try and... *vents rage on a pillow* I ain't even gotten close. It's now known in my household as the Evil Cube. A Morgoth invention for sure!
Author's Response: Evil cube? Fitting name, very, very fitting.
100% in agreement, Dae.
Gilraen's sorrow is captured so well. Oh my, my eyes are leaking...
I am so glad she has Estel to help her remember Arathorn and to comfort her.
Beautiful job, Dae.
- Kitt *reaching for tissue*
Author's Response: Thank you. I've never liked doing sad stories, and I've heard that I should improve:)) I'm glad to know that I'm not terrible at it! Thank you again for reading!
Oh, very nice. I like the moon being called the stars' caretaker. I never would have thought the moon and fire had so much in common.
Author's Response: Yeah, it was kind of an accidental dicovery.