Good rythem; I was tapping my foot to it. I've never been one for long, involved poems, so I love these short-liners of yours.
-Kitt : )
Author's Response: Thanks! Yeah, I don't think I can do ballads or anything but I want to sometime.
Hello Fei -
(Hopefully it's OK to reply to a review-reply). Interesting plot idea! It could develop into a good story, I mean, it would be fun to see how Maedhros is around children. And exciting, too, trying to keep her from Morgoth. (I didn’t mention before, but I like that in this story you judge a man how good he would be as a father. Very wise!)
Listen, if you need help I can beta for you: check grammar, critique plots, and so on before you post a story. Let me know. (I should be contact-able from my bio).
I started a story about Maedhros in Doriath that ends just as he goes to search for the boys. But I find him a wee bit hard to write. *laughs* I admit I’m a little envious you have the dynamics of his personality down so well.
There’s few happy!Maedhros stories, really, but he’s such an amazingly tragic character it can’t be helped. Did you ever read Still Anonymous’ The Greatest Torment? (It should be on this site). It takes place after Fingon rescues Mae. She portrays Maedhros very well and has a seemless dream-flashback-back-to-present thing going. She’s also got a cute Sons of Feanor story A Gift from Oromë.
(Hey, I shout Círdan’s Beard too! *ducks angry shipwright’s paddle*)
Author's Response: Hello, hello. Yup, it’s totally fine to review-reply. What can I say; I have my wise moments. Thanks; I thought it was an interesting story idea, too. I even have some dialogue scenes thought up: “You know, when you pick up a rock and turn it over, you see bugs and mud all over the back of it, right? That is what reading a person’s mind is like, Maedhros. It is not what you think.” Well, something along those lines. It would be very hard indeed to write it though because I was thinking of starting it off with the Second Kin-Slaying. You know, having Mae in Doriath fighting and what not, then the three C’s dying and Elwing escaping with the Silmaril and having Elured and Elurin captured and all that epic stuff. But it would be difficult because I’ve never written a battle before. I mean, fight scenes yes, but not battles. Oh well, I challenge myself. Or maybe I can start it off with him just finding her…that would be easier…but less epic…hmmmm…. * Sighs * Would you be my Beta? Really? Yay! Thanks! No, I haven’t read any of those stories; I’ve been meaning to read more Maedhros stories here. You know, to read the different portrayals and all. But, I’ve only seen Mae/Fingon slashes. Well, I’ll write a few beginnings for “the Listener”. Namarie, Fei. P.S. CIRDAN’S BEARD!! * Gets pushed overboard of ship by an angry Cirdan * P.P.S. Have you ever heard a joke that goes like, “You know how when a man falls overboard, you say, ‘Man overboard!’ right? Well, what happens when a women falls overboard?” “You say full speed ahead.”
This was intense. I love the character sketches of the sons of Feanor... they were just wow. And Maedhros was amazing; you know, I can believe what you told is true. He was real-to-life and facinating. I hope you do more.
("hangin' with Maedhros", "cliffhanger", no, very good puns!)
-Kitt : )
Author's Response: Thank you very much, Kitt! The character sketches were my favorite part to write; I loved all of the different personalities. So much fun! For some reason Caranthir is my second favorite Son now that I have written his personality down. I do not remember that much about him, only that he was “Caranthir the Dark” and that he gets killed by Dior with the other C’s. Maedhros was so sweet in my dream; I loved it! So very attractive, too. Actually, I am thinking about doing another Maedhros story. I *was* going to write more of this one; you know, if we lived, I would take him back to see his brothers and all [happy happy joy joy], then I would get to hang out with him when he gets to go to Himring and all of that. But the time line that I found said that was 15 years later and nothing else eventful happens for a few hundred years; we all know I can’t live to 400, unfortunately. But, fear not! I have been toying around with this other great idea that just-so-happens to include a great deal of my favorite redhead. All right, so you know how Maedhros goes into that dark forest to find Elured and Elurin in the year F.A. 507, right? Well in my idea, instead of finding the lost twins [since he doesn’t anyway] he stumbles upon a girl that has a gift that is said to be VERY rare among our lovely Elvesesses. This is as far as I got in a summery [if I were to actually write this story]: “To what lengths will Maedhros go, to protect a young Elfling from the menacing clutches of Morgoth? What if this Elfling has a gift that is said to be a 700-year-old myth? Find out in Ar-feiniel’s new story: the Listener…” Well, something along those lines. The wording is still a bit weird; I have to work on it. And it might be a bit hard to do, for I am still deciding whether to do this is first person or not and all of that…you know, I might need help on this…seeing that this chick can…Oh, before I forget! I loved your Arena: The Legolas Fangirl Edition chapter! It was SO funny and random! I laughed all the way through it! Especially when Aragorn choked on a pretzel and when Cirdan said, “Manwe’s blow-dryer!” * Laughs * I use a phrase something like that but I say, “CIRDAN’S BEARD!!” * Runs away, screaming, from computer being chased away by an angry Cirdan * EEP! I must flee!!
Poignant and true.
Oh yeah, I can't go a day without connecting something, however strange, to LotR. But a Christmas tree and Arwen I never would have thought of. Now I will when I look at one!
-Kitt ; )
Author's Response: I was hoping that whoever read this would think that. Yeah, do you ever do double takes when you see the word 'habit'? I do it all the time!
Beautiful and... eerie is not quite the word. It was delicate. Thranduil is so loving and Legolas sweet.
It was breathtaking to learn how it came about - that Varda had answered his prayer.
Author's Response: Thanks. I guess I get the flashback from 'LOST'. Have you seen it? I want to thank you for reading and reviewing all of my things. Every time I post something I always here from you. It makes me want to continue writing.
Poetic! Just like out of the Silm! I could easily imagine this being told in Rivendell's Hall of Fire to a sleepy Bilbo.
I often wondered about Celegorm the hunter and just what sort of beasts - beside Huan - might be in Valinor.
Appropriate to folklore, the story does not quite "end." Perhaps someday, after Arda is reshaped, the game will begin anew?
-Kitt : )
Author's Response: Thank you! It says somewhere in the Simarillion that are many beasts that exist there that no longer exist in the rest of Arda. I'm starting to wonder if Unicorn is one of them. I could see Celegorm flailing a unicorn horn about. Not really but it sounded cute. I love to think that one day the seven sons will be released or taken out of the dark, depends on how you interpret it. Celegorm would be the first to go kill something ;) Thank you very much for the kind review! :)
*checks* Yep, that's Arien. "Snow dust glitters softly" - My favorite part of winter mornings. I can handle the cold just to see that.
Author's Response: I'm glad I got the name right. Thanks!
I remember many frustrations trying to capture just one single snowflake. (Grrr). I could come close, though, when one sticks to the window; then I'd have a solid minute just to greedily take it in.
Yes, siblings are. Right now mine are (for the time being) quietly building forts in the other room. Just wait till the war begins! *puts on helmet*
Author's Response: Well, I Norwegian, Vikings! Okay, yeah, I wrote this because I remember catching snowflakes on the sleeve of my coat when I was little. Some memories stay with you, I guess.
Another beautiful piece. I like this humble Glorfindel. He was afraid of the Balrog? Oh, of course! Courage isn't the lack of fear, (I've been told). This had wonderful narration, taking me right into his head.
You're very talented, and I hope to see more from you.
(BTW, you don't know badly baked bread till you've tasted mine. : ))
Author's Response: Thank you! I think Glorfindel was proud, but humble, otherwise he would not have fared so well in battle. Feanor being a prime example of what I mean, though he was just nuts at the time. Maybe Glorfindel is a bit insane too. I like that: Courage isn't the lack of fear. That's a very nice saying. Thank you! I plan on reading more of your stories too, because I really enjoy them. Scaldo just makes me giggle. I plan on printing it out and reading it to my daughter. It just screams classic childrens story to me. :)
Hahaha! That was certainly not Glorfindel's day. Yep, an attack of fangirls might make Turgon and Mauglin agree to a truce.
I wonder how one fights a balrog with pillows. Hmm. Huh. *imagines Gandalf falling down chasm, pounding balrog with pink pillow*
Right. Well, I really enjoyed this!
-Kitt ; )
That's very true: it is not possible to think of Merry without Pippin. Their devotion is described sweetly and concisely. This sums it up well: "They were content when together."
-Kitt : )
Author's Response: Thank you for reviewing - I like friendship stories about them as they portray them sweetly - my other stories are mainly about them, but the Dreams, Difficulties and Darkness story is taking on some different views too. I'm glad you like it! meerkatalex
Yes, cold can be agony. Yet it makes a warm house all the better and Christmas time the cosier. But really, you've expressed my thoughts - its been hovering between 0 and 14 degrees since Sunday. Yeah, that can be cosy when INSIDE, except I must go outside time to time...
I enjoyed reading this!
-Kitt : )
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing! I tried to put a lot of unsaid things into this poem-drabble thing and am not really one for writing fics like this, so I'm glad people are reviwing it! I hope you read some of my other stories, and I'm glad you enjoyed reading it!
Ohhh boy. I almost pity what Erestor for what he’s going to get… *laughs* This promises to be a cute story. I love the image of the balrog-slayer frolicking in the snow.
It’s only been very recent that I re-learned how to do put on italics. The tag for italicizing is < i > < /i >. (I think that should show with the spaces.)
To add another chapter, go to your account. Click on Manage Stories. Beside each story under the Options column is a bottom for adding a chapter.
Just in case I don’t talk to you again before Christmas, Merry Christmas! (Can’t believe it’s less than a week.)
Author's Response: I can't believe Christmas is this close either. And I never thought when I first stumbled on this site and put my tentative bio on that I would be meeting so many people and that they would be wishing me a Merry Christmas! Thank you. I guess you never really know what's going to happen until you make the jump and land. I know how to add another chapter my problem is posting lengthy ones. I tried posting the whole story which was only six pages written out and it said I wasn't able to access that function. Thanks for the tip about the italics! Charli800 pointed out that it's more professional to do that and I readily agree. Thanks again for taking the time to help and encourage me. I appreciate it a lot; being out of high school really leaves you with a lot to think about and leaves you with a lot of questions and worries. I'm really able to grow here and you've really made it a pleasurable experience. I'm not thinking of leaving, so you'll be hearing more from me:)) Isusarad 'elir (Merry Christmas) And have a Happy New Year. Dae
Hahaha! A lot of fun. Who'd have thought Erestor would strike back so fiercely? (*snort* I liked the bombardment on Glorfindel's bottom). Oh... what could be Estel's plan?
-Kitt : )
Author's Response: Yeah, I like teasing Glorfindel, especially his bottom. Hm, I guess that's just who I am . . .:))
Good, Estel took Erestor's side and Erestor avenged himself! Very sweet ending for the two. I guess Erestor did not get any "work" done... but this must have been better.
-Kitt : )
Author's Response: Personally, I think not working is the best thing you could do in a day. Sometimes, I would say that's different, but it's Christmas time! I had to give Erestor a break. I'm glad you liked it.
*laughs* Actually, dark wakens my inspiration. This was another brilliant working of contrasts. I like "Morning light" vs "Shadow night".
Hey, I've been out of high school for few months myself. Ok, not literally since I was homeschooled... but I'm going to go to the university in January so that's going to be a jump. I've found it comforting that though I won't be at home I have friends on the internet to talk to, particularily at this site.
Keep up with the Christmas poems. (Hmm, if I were to do one, it would be on the woes of frosting cookies. It would not be bad except the cookies crumble. The cookies crumble/it makes me grumble/but, hey, it keeps me humble. Uh, how's that?)
Author's Response: Cookie poems, hm . . . . can I 'borrow' that idea?:)) Actually I'm doing a poem about a mouse I saw last night. It'll be up in a little bit. Yeah, I know what you mean. I am so scared! I don't even know what scholarships I could get. I'm looking into that today, actually. Thanks for reviewing! I think you've been reading all my stuff. I am so honored.
Hey, you reminded me to download that trailer! I completely forgot about it.
What’s Spanish go-fish? I’m in a library and had to bite my tongue to keep from laughing. Owe. It’s Spock… make him stop… owe.
MY EARS! Those pickup lines are killing me. Seriously, though, I think Spock is wonderful. Still, he has one problem: No beard.
*laughs* You’ve got me figured out. Shut up about the Civil War… yeah…
I’ll contribute if I get my homework done. : P
“Oh! ‘Tis just a reflection of my beautiful self!” - *almost dies laughing*
Wheh. This was brilliant you two… Bilbo actually tried to eat the DS… *almost dies laughing again*
I will not lie: I really am anxious for Orlando. I mean – eep! – what would Elladan do to him if he’s found out? But poor Legolas! I hope he doesn’t bruise!
I liked that Indy had some dialogue. Trying to think what he’d say is so hard (for me). And Legolas’ icicle bow was funny… really, how could you use an icicle bow?
Ok, you’ve the next installment. I’m looking forward to it.
-Kitt ; )
Gasp! Didn't think you'd throttle Elladan, either. Ah, well, he's OK now, right? : )
Oh, and Pippin's having a rough time, too. *rolls eyes when Pip's not looking*
Author's Response: You'll have to thank Fei for chapters three through five. She's the genius behind them.
Hi Dae! Doing better?
I loved this new chapter. I feel sorry for Bilbo, though.What could be crueler than uncertain meals? Hm, he may have to settle for eating Gollum’s Nintendo.
Haha, otter pup face! I suppose I could pass off as an otter if I grew fur. : P Sweet; I like it.
Squeeee… now Orlando is in the snowfight! I ALMOST forgot about his birthday. (Forgive me, sir.) Psh, he’d think it was cool to be in the Snowfight To Remember. (Er, we *are* cool, right?)
Brilliant plan! Now to see if it’ll work…
"That flash of green bodes ill for me, I think." – That’s so Legolas it’s hilarious.
Ohhh, yes, totally awesome… how ‘bout wearing both Jack and Indy’s hats at *gasp* the same time… while shaking hands with Orli.
-Kitt : )
Author's Response: I'm doing great! I know. All I had to do was think of the worst thing that could happen to a hobbit and it was not to give him meals. ORLANDO!!!!! Awesome. We are totally cool, don't worry about that. The flash was from POTC 3. I just had to put it in.