Reviews by Scarlet10
Summary: A typical winter evening by the hearth in Imladris. Two elvenlords wage war, Glorfindel tells stories, three elflings listen, and Erestor has control of the scene. Takes place after Of Elflings and Adolescents, but can stand alone.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Legolas, Elrond, Elrohir, Thranduil, Elladan, Glorfindel, Erestor
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1614 Read Count: 3942
Published: Dec 29 2004 Updated: Dec 29 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Winter Evening in Imladris Reviewer: Scarlet10 Signed
We want the story also....
Thanks, that made me laugh :-)

Author's Response: I'm glad to hear that! ;) Maybe some day, Glorfindel will let it slip... ;)
Date: Mar 06 2009
Summary: For anybody else who has ever felt that they need to hide their fanfic habit. Rated PG for one instance of bad language.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10094 Read Count: 18825
Published: Feb 08 2009 Updated: Oct 14 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Narya's thoughts Reviewer: Scarlet10 Signed
I agree with every word you say, but still the fact (or question) remains, that some of us (myself included) are not telling their real life-surrounding people of this hobby, reading/ writinf fanfic, right?
So what IS wrong and with whom? us or the surrounding world?

Author's Response: Interesting question. I would say the surrounding world, but then again I include myself in the "us" that you refer to, so I'm not exactly neutral on this issue! I have to say that I think the majority of the problem lies in the way fanfic is perceived - it is seen as the pursuit of the socially inept and the squee-ing fangirl, for the most part. One of my close friends at uni is invovled in RPG (D&D, though, not LOTR) and when he recently tried to explain what was involved to a girl we both know, she ridiculed him to the point that he was offended and upset. I'm not even talking about the kind of polite incredulity I met with from Miss M; I mean real hurtful derogatory remarks. It's very sad that people see the need to respond in this way, though I remember having a conversation with somebody on LiveJournal that all those who laugh at fanfiction clearly have some idea what it is (unlike most of the world) so in all likelihood they themselves have dabbled in it at some point. I suppose what I'm saying, albeit in a very long-winded way, is that there is something wrong somewhere, though not with us. We write. We are creative and productive. I wonder how many of the naysayers can claim the same?
Date: Mar 06 2009
Title: Chapter 1: Narya's thoughts Reviewer: Scarlet10 Signed
Interesting point you mentioned: "clearly have some idea what it is (unlike most of the world) so in all likelihood they themselves have dabbled in it at some point". I would say "hypocrites"? well, maybe it's too rude...
I wonder if you read the recent message on
In a way, it is related, even if not directly to what we say here.
Anyway, even though I raised the question of "what's wrong with who", I am "in clear conscience ", meaning, I may feel embarrassed to tell my real-world people of this hobby, but I certainly enjoy reading this whole fandom, and I actually got to your essay via xFanarix's bio page on this site :-)
And on that note, though all I read from you is this essay, let me encourage you to write as much as you can, because as you said (or was it Fanari?), it is both a creative work on your part, and one that provides a need for those who like reading yours and other authors' work.

Author's Response: "it is both a creative work on your part, and one that provides a need for those who like reading yours and other authors' work." - I have said many things along those lines, and probably so has xFanarix! It's one of my favourite pro-fanfic arguments ;-)
Date: Mar 06 2009

A ring can represent practically anything. Undying love, a silent promise, real friendship, commitment, but also nobility, worship or faith. There are rings that symbolize dependence, enslavement, eternity, and apparently there is one that stands for all that’s evil in this world. But let’s not forget a ring is nothing more than a piece of metal that fits nicely around a finger. It doesn’t even have to be pretty.

So don’t ask me why I ended up risking my life, going on this quest to destroy one. I mean, you can’t really blame me for getting caught up in things I don’t even believe in, right?

Be warned: this is a tenth walker fic and English is my second language. It’s possible you’ll hate this story, but don’t forget you’re not legally obliged to do so. And seriously, I really like readers and absolutely love reviewers.

Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Boromir, Frodo, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Legolas, Merry, Original Character, Pippin, Sam
Genres: Action/Adventure, General, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), First Draft
Series: None
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 60019 Read Count: 67218
Published: Mar 04 2009 Updated: Jan 24 2015 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 20: Chapter 19 Reviewer: Scarlet10 Signed
My sincere thanks on a job well done and a debt paid. I was also interested in the issue of whether the ears move like cats ears, but I guess that would be too embarrassing to ask?
So, I guess we're nearing the story's end? Ai, good things never last :-)
Oh, but what is it with Legolas? are we going to learn what is the reason for his "dimming"?
Thank you for this lovely chapter.

Author's Response: I am glad I have finally paid my debt. This conversation between Legolas and Iris is one that has been pieced together from many other plans I had. I am sorry the ear moving thing didn't make it to the 'final' version. We are definitely nearing the story's end. I can't continue forever :P The dimming is just how I imagine an Elf that looks tired. I just can't see them yawning or dragging their feet. You are very welcome, and thanks again!
Date: Aug 06 2009
Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 15 Reviewer: Scarlet10 Signed
Nice :-P
Are they going to end up "an item"?
I'll hate to see this turning into your typical "Mary-Sue", although the humor here is quite catching.
I am left smiling broadly at this coversation.
Please let be a bit longer, and please, please, let us hear it?

Author's Response: Well, I guess it's never been real hard to guess where this story could be going. And yes, that is where it is going. I hope the coming chapters won't be too much of a dissapointment. And obvioulsy I cannot refuse to obey a plea from a reviewer, so the next chapter had just been posted! Thanks a lot for reviewing, it really is appreciated!
Date: Jul 02 2009
Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 16 Reviewer: Scarlet10 Signed
"And obviously I cannot refuse to obey a plea from a reviewer"
I beg to differ...
I asked to hear the answers to the on going questionnaire...
Iris questioned Legolas for two more hours, of which we did not get a single detail... I am sure there were quite some juicy items there.... You owe us :-)
And as for them becoming an item, well, as long as Either Legolas gets to sail west when Iris's time is up, or the story ends with "and they lived happily ever after", I am pleased. You see, deep down, very hidden from all eyes, I am quite the mushy type... :-)
Thanks you for an enjoyable story.

Author's Response: I owe you an apology then, although I honestly misunderstood the question :P Maye I will figure out what more has been said on that night, maybe not. If I do I'll let you know. And concerning the happy ending.... I guess I don't differ from you on that... So don't worry about it, I won't try to turn this into something depressing or deep. That would just be, well, depressing... wouldn't it?
Date: Jul 02 2009
Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 17 Reviewer: Scarlet10 Signed
You promised it won't get to be depressing at the end, right?
Her questions and thoughts makes me very suspicious....
He's not going to forsake his immortality and kin, right?

Author's Response: lol. Good to hear your drawn in. It would be a waste to tell you what is going to happen. Just, don't worry too much :P
Date: Jul 07 2009
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Scarlet10 Signed
"I also spend quite some time trying to expand the light conversation between Legolas and Iris, but I can't find the right tone anymore."
May I offer some tips out of my own conversation with Legolas? (though he never got to answer them, we were disturbed by some horrific orcs...), so here it goes:
In regard to Elves ears, there's something I was wondering, Are they able to move "on hinge" (you know, like cats ears), or are they "fixed" like ours but simply tipped instead of rounded at the top?
As for that "alabaster" skin of theirs (see numerous stories), is it sensitive to sun burns? I mean the white-skin among us get to either burn, or else be enslaved to lotions, how is it that their warriors spend all this time outdoors, and get not even a freckle? not to mention dry wrinkled skin?

Another bothering issue, regarding to blond elves (sorry, fair haired): how come in some cases we hear that one of the parents was with dark hair (specifically Legolas mom - again, see numerous stories) and still the child turns out blond?
With us, mortals, the child will always take after the darker haired parent.
I think I have some more simpleton's questions, but let him address these first.. If he (or you) ever talks back to me :-)

Author's Response: Sorry to hear you got disturbed by Orcs, they just don't seem to be very nice. I did try something concerning the pointed ears, and the pale skin, but the conversation kept coming out unnatural. I promise I'll keep trying. However I'll be off soon for a sailing holiday in Greece. There will be time to write, I assume, but no internet acces. Sorry to keep you waiting! Thanks for your review
Date: Jul 07 2009
Title: Chapter 19: Chapter 18 Reviewer: Scarlet10 Signed
Welcome back. And, that was too short...
Isn't all good things end too fast?
Thank you for this lovely chapter

Author's Response: Time flies, time flies; no need to tell me about it. That's just what life is like in the summer months, right? You're very welcome. Thank you again for another review!
Date: Jul 31 2009
Summary: Riel, an elf child raised and loved by the Lohtūr (the early Rohirrim), is taken from the only home she has ever known. In an attempt to uncover her Elven heritage, she becomes entangled in the labyrinth of intrigue and passion surrounding Gil-galad's court in Lindon.
Categories: Book-verse, Book Verse Slash Characters: Celebrķan, Elrond, Erestor, Galadriel, Gil-Galad, Gildor, Glorfindel, Lindir, Original Character
Genres: Drama
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), BD/SM, Graphic Sex, Kink, Slash (same sex pairing), Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 17396 Read Count: 13952
Published: Apr 30 2010 Updated: May 12 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9 Reviewer: Scarlet10 Signed
I love this story and it's various sub plots.
I am eager to see how it will all be orchestrated into the final crescendo at the end.
Thank you both for this interesting tale.

Author's Response: I am so glad you are enjoying it Scarlet! Yes, there are many plots running about right now, and I am just as excited as you to see the finally result, it should be fun :D Thank-you for reviewing -Encairion
Date: May 12 2010