Reviews by Sarifina

This is the continuing saga of a 36 year old female soldier who finds herself in Middle Earth during The Return of the King. This is part three of a series which will follow the plot of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings books. She is not a tenth walker and the events as written by Professor Tolkien will not be rewritten to accommodate her. Her part in the story and her interactions with the main characters will occur in places and times that Tolkien did not include in his writings.

I claim ownership of none of J.R.R. Tolkien's original plot or characters; however, Elaura and her story Typically Atypical are Copyrighted © 2006.

Categories: Book-verse Characters: Asfaloth, Aule, Beorn, Beregond, Bergil, Blue Wizards, Celeborn, Celebrían, Dain Ironfoot, Denethor, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Erestor, Faramir, Feanor, Galadriel, Glóin, Glorfindel, Gollum, Gríma, Gwaihir, Halbarad, Haldir, Imrahil, Ioreth, Landroval, Lindir, Lothiriel, Maglor, Manwe, Mouth of Sauron, Namo / Mandos, Nazgûl, Original Character, Oromë, Orophin, Other Canon Character, Radagast, Rúmil, Saruman, Sauron, The Fellowship, Théoden, Théodred, Thranduil, Treebeard, Vaire, Yavanna
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fantasy, General, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Other, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death, Violence
Series: Typically Atypical
Chapters: 127 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1589851 Read Count: 334080
Published: Nov 19 2006 Updated: Aug 24 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 104: Monday, Monday * Reviewer: Sarifina Signed
Love this story, and I'm falling in love with the character you've created in Maglor, he's fast becoming a favorite! I look forward to reading more. Please update soon!!!!

Author's Response: Well, you happen to have had the good fortune of catching my story recently. My regular readers have had to wait months for the updates; a fact I am terribly ashamed of. Thank you for taking the time to review and welcome to my world. With any luck, I won't take such a long hiatus again. Thanks again!
Date: Nov 25 2008
Title: Chapter 106: Revelations Reviewer: Sarifina Signed
Great chapters! I'm really looking forward to reading more. I loved your descriptions of how the different characters minds work. I love the imagry of Aragorn's mind working like a behive.

Author's Response: Thank you! Sorry for the long absence. The Holidays weren't my only distraction, but I have everything I need to get back on track . . . knock on wood. Thanks for the review. Look for more soon.
Date: Nov 30 2008
Title: Chapter 108: The Hunter Becomes the Hunted Reviewer: Sarifina Signed
Another great several chapters!!! There are so many things that I loved I hardly know where to begin!! And though I am a dog person myself I loved the interaction with Vardo!
I am greatly looking forward to seeing how the tournament goes, drawing out the murderer as well as the wizards duel!!
You just have so many great things happening!!

Hope you are feeling better and that your health is improving, I can see that it certainly hasn't affected the quality of your writing!!

Hope you can update soon!

Author's Response: Thank you very much, for the well-wishes and the compliments. We'll see a little more of Hilda soon. You've echoed my mother's sentiments . . . she reads and wants to talk to me about something in particular, and then something up comes up and distracts her. I guess that's a good thing! I don't know how traditional authors get along without reviewers, you all really keep me going and give me some great ideas! Thanks again!
Date: Dec 12 2008
Title: Chapter 120: So What if Elaura Can’t Knit? Reviewer: Sarifina Signed

I just finished reading the latest chapters. WOW that bit with all of the guys discomfort with the bug bites was hilarious!!

I'm glad that everyone is being so considerate and dropping in to keep her company too.

You have such a creative imagination and balance drama with comedy so well, it truly is a joy everytime I see you have posted a new chapter.

Hope to see more soon, and I am very excited about these other two books you are working on!!


Author's Response: Thank you! I guess boys will always find some way to get in trouble, no matter how old they are. As for the other two books, I need to start in on breaking them up into chapters. I've just been writing them straight through and it's going to be a chore thinking up chapter titles. My mother actually asked me to write synopsis for each chapter, too. I told her, "go ahead, let me know when you're finished." She laughed; she knew it would be quite a task. Maybe I'll hire someone to do it?

Anyway, I'm glad you're enjoying the story. I hope you like the three chapters I posted today. Check out the chapter notes on 123 for my (poor) excuse for taking so long with them. Thanks again for reading and reviewing!
Date: Mar 26 2009
Title: Chapter 117: A Gift for the Drúedain Reviewer: Sarifina Signed

I love that Elaura finally got the jump on an Elf, I can just imagine how surprised any elf would have been but especially Maglor!

I have really enjoyed watching Elaura's character grow, it's amazing to see her learn that she can't be a busy body and be involved in everything all the time, especially now with a family on the way. It's amazing to see her learn when and where she needs to be part of things.

Author's Response: Thanks! I've been working on another book in the series for the past month, but I have chapters 118, 119, and 120 ready to post in the next few hours. Unfortunately, and much to Elaura's surprise, she's going to be dragged back into the thick of things when she least expects it.

Sorry it's been so long, but hopefully when I do finally manage to get the other books out, everyone will appreciate having lots more to read. It kind of sucks when you catch up with the author and then have to wait. I'll do my best not to let it happen again . . . but I keep saying that and it keeps happening! Argh!

Thanks for reading and taking the time to review, I really appreciate it.
Date: Feb 15 2009
Title: Chapter 123: Elaura’s Trip gets Trippier Reviewer: Sarifina Signed

Great chapters! I'm glad the babies are finally here.

I hope this doesn't mean that when Elaura does die that Legolas will forget her again though. That would be kinda sad.

Look forward to reading more! Update soon!

Author's Response: Hi there! Thank you. No, by that time this effect should be in the distant past. However, it will keep them from taking chances along the way. I'm truly ashamed at how long it's been. I should have at least responded to your review before now, but things are looking up in my world and I hope to keep the flow going. Now to worry, I have NOT abandoned you, Elaura, or the Series. Not by a long shot!
Date: May 04 2009
Title: Chapter 127: Eryn Lasgalen Reviewer: Sarifina Signed
Congrats on your marriage, I wish you all the happiness in the world.

Was just rereading your story again, I hope you're able to come back to it soon. We miss you.

Author's Response: Thank you very much. I probably miss you as much as you miss me, if not more. I'm re-reading it too, trying to get my head back to where I left off. I'm getting there, I promise. I'm dying to see Thranduil's palace all bright and happy again!
Date: Aug 23 2011
Summary: None saw Arwen’s farewell to her father in ROTK after Theoden’s funeral at Edoras. Here, following canon, is how it might have gone.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Arwen, Celebrían, Elrond
Genres: Angst, Tragedy
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death
Challenges: Deleted Scenes
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1324 Read Count: 1953
Published: Aug 04 2007 Updated: Aug 04 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Last Parting Reviewer: Sarifina Signed
Wow, very moving, and very well written. This certainly does feel very much like something Tolkien would have written and I think he would have been proud.
Date: Jan 16 2009
Summary: Katherine Spencer, Private Eye is hired by a mysterious elderly man to find his missing friend. He claims it is a life and death situation which intrigues the danger loving P.I. When she accepts his sizeable deposit for her services, Katie gets more than she bargained for.

Rated R for Language *11/21/2009-Done! Complete! Hooray!*
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Boromir, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Faramir, Frodo, Gimli, Glorfindel, Legolas, Original Character, Rosie, Sam, Thranduil
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Humor, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 86511 Read Count: 40713
Published: May 27 2008 Updated: Nov 21 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 17: You have my deepest sympathies. Reviewer: Sarifina Signed
WOW! I have really enjoyed this story! PLEASE update soon!!

Author's Response: Thanks I'm glad you enjoyed it. I have posted the remaining chapters today. I hope you like them as well. Thanks for reading! :-)
Date: Mar 30 2009
Summary: A vampire falls into Middle Earth, and ends up trampsing through the war, only, the call to become human is tempting, and the ring gets prettier by the day.
Categories: Movie-verse, Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: General
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 9989 Read Count: 19370
Published: Aug 13 2008 Updated: Jun 28 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 13: Feeding and Orcs Reviewer: Sarifina Signed
Interesting story, I'm always up for a good Vamp fic.
Date: May 04 2009
Summary: How and why did a microwave mishap send a modern day, ass kicking, sassy crime scene technician kicking and screaming into ME? Truth, Sasha Knauer has no idea. But, even without her trusty gun and brilliant team of co-workers she knows she'll ass-kick her way to the truth. No matter what.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Glorfindel, Lindir, Original Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, General, Humor, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), First Draft
Series: None
Chapters: 37 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 34631 Read Count: 39757
Published: Dec 17 2008 Updated: Jul 23 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Blow off Your Asscheeks Reviewer: Sarifina Signed
You've got my interest. Please write more.
Date: Dec 18 2008
Summary: A woman from our world finds her fate among the orcs, the tormented yet proud race of Middle Earth. And though she's saved by elves, she finds that her destiny isn't with the one she comes to love, but with the race she alone seems to understand. LegolasxOC.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Bilbo, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Eru / Iluvatar, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Glorfindel, Legolas, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fantasy, Friendship, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 16438 Read Count: 6463
Published: Jul 23 2011 Updated: Sep 06 2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Pages Unwritten Reviewer: Sarifina Signed
Very interesting story idea so far. I'd love to read more.

Author's Response: Thank you for your kind compliment. More will be up shortly!
Date: Jul 24 2011