Ai Elbereth, Gilthoniel!!!!! I am scarred, scarred for life, precious! My funeral is at three forty-seven if you wish to come. :D Lorian
Author's Response: I'd better not--your mourners might recognize me as your murderer and tear me to shreds.
Excellent writing, great POV.
In one word, perfect. Lorian
I laughed so hard when I read this! If Phoebe is the Mary-Sue of cats, my cat is the annoyed random elf of cats that enjoys taking Mary Sues out with a large machine gun. ;) Lorian
Author's Response: Uh oh...better not let her near Phoebe! Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, I don't own Phoebe. My own cat is a fat, lazy hobbit.
This is such a sweet little story...very thoughtful.
Author's Response: Hi Lorian! I'm sorry it took so long to respond, my email account isn't working so I didn't get the notification about your review. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, I'm glad you enjoyed it :-)
Somehow I've never given this AMAZING story a review; so here's my
REVIEW OF LORIAN APPROVAL.
I think I've read this at least three times. It's simply hilarious...
Author's Response: Yay, approval! :P Thank you, Lorian! You’ve made my day. Here I was, taking a break from my Physics homework, and I got your shining review. I can’t thank you enough, I’m so glad you liked the Arena! Is it at all a coincidence that Van, Mel, and I were brainstorming fight ideas for the sequel over the dinner table the other night? Hey, do you have request for a fight you’d like to see in the sequel? I’m thinking maybe we could sport a Gandalf/Saruman dance-off…thanks again, Fei. :)
Write more, please! Lorian
This is simply hilarious! In the past I believe I've read from every contributor here, and I'm glad to see them all under one...one, er...arena. Just don't torture my poor cousin Legolas too much! Hmm, maybe I should rescue him? Nah.
Well, I could ask him what he'd give me if I did...
Or I could just sit in the bleachers and wave at him evilly! Or maybe I should create a way to throw three fan-girls in that enclosure with him. I probably should rescue him, because he IS my cousin... Sigh. -Lorian
Oh yeah, I read that...about a month ago? Well, sometime before I started an account. And it's hilarious! :D I intend to post stories too, but I have a lot of poems floating around right now that seem to want a home. I'll be sure to read more of your stuff.
Author's Response: Cool!
Rubik's Cube? I agree. Actually, apparently there is this one series of twists which if you repeat over and over you get the completed Rubik's Cube. I haven't figured it out, of course...;D I bet Morgoth invented tetris.
Author's Response: Tetris is annoying too. Hey, you found me! I saw when you signed up and hoped you'd write something so I could comment. Cool. I saw you like Ar-feiniel (I call her Fei for short). We wrote a story together called The Snowball Fight to Remember. It's on my account if you want to check it out. Dae (I call myself this because it's shorter for Daewen which means Shadow Maiden)
Pine tree and Arwen. I like it, though I hope it's not a Loblolly Pine you are thinking of. Loblollys, other than having a roll-off-the-tongue name, are scraggly, really tall, move in the wind like crazy, and there's one you slam into every other step where I live. Ugh, and you can't climb them without using ropes, which in my opinion is cheating. I'm thinking one of those nice fir-like pines that are nowhere around here...;D But anyhow, I like your metaphor. Lorian (WHAM!) Owww!
Author's Response: Definitely a fir tree. I live where they grow and we have a whole forest of them righ across the road. I love seeing them clothed in fog; it just feels like something elf-like is going to walk up my driveway. Thanks for reviewing.
Aw, that's sweet! I love the song Greensleeves and I'm glad someone else knows the original words, as you obviously do. I once wrote a skit about it, but that was for a history class and I hate it. Plus they performed it in class, and I had no idea they would...ugh, Embarassment! Anyhow, you are a remarkably flexible and good writer! Lorian
Author's Response: Yeah, the tune haunted me and it felt like there was a better story behind it. Almost like the words weren't fit right to the tune, anyway, thanks for reviewing:)
Do you happen to be a horseback rider? :) I like it, and I agree. (I'm a horsewoman, so yay for the horses!)
Author's Response: Yes, I am a horse-back rider! I ride English (if you care) I ride two ponies (so I'm not that tall) named Twinky and Guenter. (Once again if you care!) Thank you so much for your review! -Midnight §
Heh, I've read much better things than Christopher Paolini on here, though I have nothing against him. Well, not SO much. Okay, a lot. But anyhow, I love this site and the people on it are simply great and great writers.
Author's Response: Haha I have nothing personal against Paolini - I just wonder whether he would have been published at all had his parents not owned a publishing company!!! I agree with you; this is a very friendly site and there are some extremely talented people posting here.
I love it. Write some more! And yes, the McDonald's employee is to be pitied.
Author's Response: Yes, I hope that I never work in a McDonald's that travels to Middle-earth, or maybe I would... -Midnight §
I just thought of something...will the hobbits bring their hobbit-ponies in, after seeing the building is safe?!? Oh, the look of horror on the manager's face! :D
Author's Response: No, they usually don't bring their ponies in, but a good idea. Also, I guess that the counter worker IS the manager, because he is the only chap working there. Thanks for reviewing! -Midnight §
Goodness this makes me laugh.
Author's Response: Thank you, I'm glad you liked it!
WOW! You have such skill in writing!
Calahdra is just like a character I had once (not one I've published on here yet), so I've loved reading what you have up so far (though it gave me a jolt every time I came across her name, as my [real] name is very similar), and it brings some nice memories back. So refreshing from what you normally see in original characters, and filled with the qualities that I strive to achieve in my writing. Your writing feels like a kindred spirit to me, it's wonderful to see something this good for a romancey-type fanfiction! Grammer is impeccably good, the only uncorrected grammatical error that I saw was a few "Namaarie"s instead of "Namarie". Your elvish was very orderly and correct. All in all, a masterpiece. This story will definitely take a place among my favorites. I really hope to see more from you!
Author's Response: Thank you for that wonderful review! I'm glad that so many people find my writing style refreshing. That's really fantastic. As for the typos you mentioned, I will go back and fix them. I'll admit that my elvish is a bit sketchy, but I'm glad that so far it hasn't failed me. And yes, I plan on continuing this story much further, and...drum roll please...I also have another project in the works. -Whisper
Wow is this funny to read! Love it, please write more soon!
Author's Response: I'm updating! There will be more very soon. -Fay
The Silmarils... the three Jewels that of old Feanor wrought, blending the light of the Two Trees within them; around which the fate of Arda and the Children of Iluvatar are woven...
This beloved tale of beauty, hatred, love, light, darkness and hope comes to you in poetry format.
This is very well written, and a shockingly original idea. Keep it up!
But other than this being nice to read, I can foresee I will be using this as a guideline to re-reading the Silmarillion, as now I have a poetic summary to every chapter and I sometimes find it hard to find a particular part of the story that I'm looking for.
Blessings on your writing,
Thank you so much for your words of encouragement! I am glad that you find it useful as a guide to the Silmarillion.