Reviews by Elanor Fay
Summary: There are many diehard Tolkien fans that complain that either Peter Jackson's films destroyed their cherished images of Middle Earth or didn't capture the spirit of Middle Earth. My answer? It could have been a thousand times worse.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Arwen, Bilbo, Bill the Pony, Denethor, Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Faramir, Galadriel, Gollum, Gríma, Nazgûl, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Other Canon Character, Sauron, The Fellowship, Théoden, Witch King
Genres: Horror, Parody
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 27966 Read Count: 73371
Published: Nov 22 2006 Updated: Apr 19 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Power of Friendship Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
AHH! AHH! *gasping, clutches heart, and sweats* Thank Valar Disney hasn't mutilated it yet!


Author's Response: Amen to that!
Date: Jul 27 2009
The Cliff by freakanature06 Rated: PG [Reviews - 9]
Summary: Merry and Pippin discuss their limited future. Sad. Takes place after Lord of the Rings.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Merry, Pippin
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 691 Read Count: 2018
Published: Feb 28 2007 Updated: Feb 28 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
Beautiful. So beautiful. You had excellent wording and I love the themes of death that you portray here. Well done.

Date: Oct 08 2009
Arda Dreams by jules14 Rated: G half-star [Reviews - 56]
Summary: Has anybody had any dreams about Tolkien's world that were funny, scary, or just plain bizarre? I know I sure as Morgoth have! If you have, and you want to put them in this collection, send them to me in an email or a review.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Bilbo, Billy Boyd, Boromir, Celebrían, Denethor, Dominic Monaghan, Eldarion, Elijah Wood, Elladan, Elrohir, Eowyn, Erestor, Faramir, Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf / Olorin, Gilraen, Gimli, Gollum, Ian Mckellen, Legolas, Liv Tyler, Lúthien Tinúviel, Maedhros, Maeglin, Merry, Morgoth / Melkor, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Other Canon Character, Peter Jackson, Pippin, Radagast, Sam, Saruman, Théoden, Viggo Mortensen, Will Turner
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 70 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 14771 Read Count: 165540
Published: May 27 2007 Updated: Sep 14 2013 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Luthien with ADD Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
Well, I had this deam a while ago but I remember it pretty well.

I was standing in the middle of a prairie with three of my friends. And all of the sudden we were hobbits. Me being Frodo, and the rest of my friends being Sam, Merry, and Pippin.

Anyways, Sam walked up to a nearby hill and started measuring it. He said he wanted to build Bag end there, but I (Frodo) told him we had to get power tools first! (Honestly Sam, you'd think he'd be smarter eh?) ;P

So, we walked to a conveniently nearby store in the middle of this empty field. While I was looking for building supplies, Merry and Pippin went to the back where there was a kind of giftshop. They started rumaging around and looking at postcards, keychains, and other tourist-trap items. Pippin pulled out a long golden necklace and was trying to run off with it, but unfortunately the store manager caught him and we were all thrown out of the store.
Anyways I woke up before I could scold the little shop-lifter, but was a nice necklace!
Date: Aug 11 2009
Summary: Two ringwraiths and an orc try to make Minas Morgul look more… evil. It's not easy.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Nazgûl, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Sauron, Witch King
Genres: Humor
Warnings: First Draft, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1028 Read Count: 1807
Published: Sep 26 2008 Updated: Sep 26 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
Brilliant! Thanks for the laugh. :)
Date: Sep 14 2009

2009 MEFA Third Place Winner in the Adventure Category. 

Brandon wakes up in the middle of a forest in another world. Is it a dream? Or is he stuck in an unfamiliar place where his life might no longer matter? Please read and review!

Categories: Book-verse Characters: Arwen, Balrog, Bill the Pony, Celeborn, Galadriel, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Sauron, The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, General, Humor
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 31 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 50612 Read Count: 41981
Published: Jan 24 2009 Updated: Jul 08 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Not in Kansas Anymore... Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
I just have to say, you've got a wonderful style of writing and it's a nice change to have a boy instead of a girl fall into Middle-Earth. Very rare, and interesting. I'm from the west myself, (well more western than Kansas) but I enjoyed the slang you used for Brandon, it made me smile.

Great job.


Author's Response:

Thank you very much! I'm glad you like the story, and I'm doubly glad that the slang I used was realistic, seeing as I'm from Connecticut, which is quite a ways east of Kansas :)

I hope that you enjoy the rest of the story!

Date: Jan 19 2010
The Ottyssey by Kitt Otter Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 57]
Summary: After a freak accident involving a tongue and a voltmeter, I find myself facedown in Arda dirt in the body of a water-weasel. With nothing better to do, I take on the burden of making the Fellowship’s lives miserable.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn, Bill the Pony, Boromir, Frodo, Galdor, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Legolas, Merry, Pippin, Sam, Sauron, Ulmo
Genres: Action/Adventure, Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Challenges: Animal Transformations
Series: None
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 33766 Read Count: 20680
Published: Jan 28 2009 Updated: Nov 16 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 11: Where Evil Dwells Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
*pouts* No captian's log? I guess The Enterprise has other important hallucinations to attend to. :)
Bah! Glad that Frodo is a naughty little boy and stole the whisky. I'd never thought I'd say this, but it's sure a good thing he's got that stuck up his nose! Keep updatin' if you can, for the meanwhile I will munch on some stale cookies...

Author's Response: Ah they’re not that stale. *bites cookie and chips tooth* Ok, maybe a little. Hehe, I’m glad too for Frodo’s naughtiness. I’ll see about the updatin’! Thanks again for all the lovely reviews! ^^
Date: Sep 27 2009
Title: Chapter 7: Inconvenient Assumptions Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed's getting more serious! But I laughed so hard at this line:

While Frodo tried to nibble on the Light of Eärendil,

Can't wait for more!

Author's Response: *sheepish* Yeah, I figured it would have to get darker, seeing as they’re going to Mordor n’ all. *laughs* That line was a last-minute addition. I’m glad it worked! Thanks!!!
Date: Jun 12 2009
Title: Chapter 8: Nobody Knows de Trouble I Seen Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
I love how there is more Star trek, LOL Spock was so randomly hilarious.
Ahh, and you've got to write more soon, I'm dying to know who the two figures are!

Author's Response: Spock's great no matter his mental state. :) I'm finding the next chapter easier to write than this last one - there'll be far more talk than action. Danke schon!
Date: Jul 06 2009
Title: Chapter 9: Many Blabbings Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
Great Scott, They're captured!?! :o Well it should get interesting... absolutely loving it, keep updating!

Author's Response: Oh yes! It’ll get interesting. Captivity’s fun! Danke. :)
Date: Jul 30 2009
Title: Chapter 10: Beaten But Not Eaten! Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
Yay, you updated! And they've got the flipn'-stinkn' ring??!!, and Frodo has it up his nose? I was laughing my head off. Loved the orc family. Mama Orc seems...pleasent. ;) Anyways brilliant, and keep updating if you can. Oh, and I'm glad to see Spock is included in your hallucinations again...hehe


Author's Response: What’s a chapter without Spock? :) I wish I had a good excuse for taking so long with this chapter… I’m just lazy. Sigh. But I have the next three chapters partially written so that’s something. I’d like to have Mama Orc over for tea. She’d never be dull. :P Thanks for reading, Fay!
Date: Aug 27 2009
Title: Chapter 13: The Lord of Waters Wins a Wager Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
Mmmmmm... me loves me some elf cookies!
Well, *ahem* I had been following the Ottyssey. I got on today and read the last chapters I'd missed. Well done! It always had me laughing. Can't wait to read more from you, whether it includes hot vulcans or not.

. . .and now I have a desperate craving for tacos. :)


Author's Response: Thanks for following along! Your reviews have always brightened my day! :) Whoah, you’d read something without hot Vulcans? (Kitt tries desperately to imagine doing that… gives up and eats a cookie.) Aw, I wish I could stick a taco through the screen for you. Here's a... virtual taco! Thank you!!! ^^
Date: Nov 16 2009
Summary: When Frodo moves away from Buckland to go and live with his cousin Bilbo, he hopes to find escape and healing from the painful memories of his parents' deaths. At the same time, his little cousin must cope with the loss of one whom he sees as an older brother. But unexpected healing and hope come to the both of them in the form of new friends.
Categories: Movie-verse, Book-verse Characters: Frodo, Merry, Pippin, Sam
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4232 Read Count: 1427
Published: Feb 25 2009 Updated: Feb 25 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Someone To Look After Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
Ah, I simply just adore stoires about the four hobbits. (I'm an incurable hobbit addict). This was very cute in explaining Frodo's and Merry's relationship. Not only that but Frodo moving to Bag End. Oh, and I love how Sam and Frodo meet! Very cute! It's true the ages aren't 100% accurate, but hey if it works, it works, and it did.
The piece was beautifully fluffy. Well done!


Author's Response: Thanks! Incurable Hobbit addicts unite! Lol- I'm obviously one as well. I had actually never given thought to how Sam and Frodo met before I wrote this story- it just sort of came to me when I came to that particular part of the tale. Poor little Merry- I felt so bad for him that Frodo had to move away. That was my little bit of angst for this story- I'm quite a fan of angst, especially if it has to do with Merry and Pippin, which I write on a regular basis. This story was my little fluff release, and I'm really glad you enjoyed it! Please keep reading and reviewing! -Traveller
Date: Aug 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: 67037
Published: Mar 04 2009 Updated: Jan 24 2015 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
Originally I had thought I was only going to read a bit of your story, but I got sucked into it! I spent most of my morning reading it! It's very well-written and I can't wait to read more. I love your realism and your style of writing. It's refreshing and unique. Keep up the good work!


Author's Response: Thank you! Such a kind review makes my dday. I will update, but it will take at least two weeks as I will be sailing in Greece without internet access. Thank you! And stay tuned ;)
Date: Jul 07 2009
Title: Chapter 19: Chapter 18 Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
Yay! You updated! *grins* You know I'm usually not one for romances, but I can't help but enjoying Iris and Legolas's relationship. It evolved natrually and isn't your typical Mary Sue+Leggy story.

And I have a guess as to what the regrets are, I guessed it a bit early on. Does it have someething to do with chapter 5?

Author's Response: Thanks! It definitely is a compliment when those that don't like the genre can stil enjoy the story. Oh, and I'd say: keep guessing. I am not going to say anything, not until the very last chapter.... *evil grin*
Date: Jul 30 2009
Title: Chapter 20: Chapter 19 Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
Yay! *punches the air* that was a great chapter! It made me laugh, and it finally happened, and in a good way. You waited 19 chapters for the big 'I love you' to happen and it worked wonderfully that way. :)

Author's Response: I am glad you like it! I was kind of scared of this chapter, especially of the 'I love you'. I am glad you don't think I ruined it :P Thanks for reviewing again!
Date: Aug 06 2009
Title: Chapter 24: Chapter 23 Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
I can't believe it's over...that was a beautiful ending Ndil! I loved your epilouge. I didn't expect it to end so soon! It makes me sad, seeing Iris go. She was a character that seemed so real. But I'm glad things worked out for her. She had a purpose being in middle-earth, I loved that. Most 'girls who fall into ME' just randomly fall there. This was different. It was about love,friendship, and lot of other themes I can't name here. It couldn't have been told in a more perfect way. Keep writing! You have a gift and natrual flare for it, and I hope to see more from you soon.



Author's Response: Thank you! So many great compliments in one review! I am having a hard time letting Iris go too. Luckily there is quite a gap between the end of the war and the part where she leaves Middle Earth; I might use that one day. Still before I can I would have to do some research; take some time to think up what will happen and why. So it won't be very soon, and maybe it will never get posted on this site, but I'll definitely give the idea of making a sequel some proper thought. Thank you again, for all your wonderfull reviews!
Date: Aug 14 2009
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
Oh, sorry about my last post, I was in a bit of a hurry. I signed twice. Oh well. ;P

Author's Response: No need to apologize! I always love to see my review count increasing!
Date: Aug 14 2009
Summary: Merry and Pippin's friendship demonstrates that when you love someone, they will return it when you need it most. A series of four drabbles written from Merry's point of view and in the present tense.
Categories: Movie-verse, Book-verse Characters: Eglantine Took, Merry, Paladin Took, Pippin
Genres: Angst, Drama, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 412 Read Count: 1663
Published: Mar 26 2009 Updated: Mar 26 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: You're Going To Be Alright Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
Bravo! I have always been intimidated by drabbles. I've only written short 'drabbilish' pieces, never really trying to write only in 100 words.
These were very sweet. The present tense worked well, another thing I've always never dared to try. Well done!


Author's Response: Thanks! I was so glad to get your review- it gets a bit distressing when you go for a while without getting any reviews, so this was a pick-me-up! I'm glad you liked the present tense- I think I used it in a different method than normal here. It is normally used to provide insight and intimacy with the narrator (which I guess I do some of that here), but I mainly used it this time to give insight to a different character. Breaking the mold, lol. Keep trying with the drabbles! It's so rewarding to get a good, poetic one that's exactly one hundred words! Thanks again for your continued support! -Traveller
Date: Aug 23 2009
Summary: An essay describing how I came to Tolkien and the role it played in my childhood. Round Robin - please do add your own thoughts and experiences!
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11572 Read Count: 10628
Published: May 12 2009 Updated: Jun 02 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 7: Buildin' Middle-earth Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
This made me laugh and I thought this particular part was sweet:

When the dragon failed to explode, we explained to him Merry and Pippin must have stolen it. We even pointed out the small car they must be using as their getaway vehicle as we drove home afterwards. He couldn’t wait for next July to see Gandalf.

Good job!
Date: Jun 02 2009

Bloopers happen, it's a part of the movie-making process. Lord of the Rings, epic as it is, is no exception. Here's a list of humorous sights I've seen during the films!

Categories: Movie-verse, Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: General, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 717 Read Count: 1781
Published: Aug 04 2009 Updated: Aug 04 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Wait, What? Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
aha! You know I can't think of any at the moment but I have spotted some mistakes as well, *giggles* I am SO watching the two towers, Frodo's feet jiggling? lol

Author's Response:

Yes. Feet jiggles. The first time I saw it I was just like, "What is this?" and had to pause and play several times before it hit me that, yes ladies and gents, those feet weren't moving in the normal manner. The only bad thing about bloopers is that once you know they're there, you will ALWAYS see them. It gets harder to concentrate on the wonderful moments in the film, or the artwork. When I want to focus on that, I need to force myself into that mindset. And even though I manage to do that, one scene always throws me off! It's Eowyn, with her hair blowing in one direction and the flag she's next to going the opposite way.

Date: Aug 04 2009
Summary: A hobbit in dire need of health insurance, a bumbling gardener, a senile wizard, a klutzy ranger, a prissy elf and a horny elf maiden with a speech impediment… it can only be a shameless parody of Peter Jackson’s movie trilogy!
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Arwen, Eomer, Eowyn, The Fellowship, Théoden
Genres: Parody
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 5274 Read Count: 3205
Published: Aug 24 2009 Updated: Aug 31 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Plausibility, Schmausibility Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
That was hilarious! You should write more of this, it's very entertaining.

It would then be picked up by the creature Gollum, who would take it deep into the Misty Mountains, and become quite scarily obsessed with it. Not to the degree that some fangirls obsess, but, y’know, somewhere just below that.

I died laughing at that part. Gollum hasn't got anything over me, I'm PRO at hobbit fangirl obsessing!

Loved it!

Date: Aug 24 2009
SWAT Team by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Step away from the computer and come out with your hands up! You have the right to a spell-checker, and if you refuse this right, every misspelling will be held against you. You have the right to a Beta Reader, and if you do not know one, a court-appointed Beta Reader will be offered to you.
Categories: Crossovers Characters: None
Genres: Horror, Humor
Warnings: First Draft, Violence
Series: Sillier Stories
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 340 Read Count: 1369
Published: Aug 29 2009 Updated: Aug 29 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
Ah! you've caught me at last! *sheepish grin* LOL! I have misused commas beyond count and I hardly edit my work as far as punctuation goes. So was this inspired by my horrible grammar track record? (because really, I know how bad it is sometimes.) ;P
Great work! Keep it up!


Author's Response: Well, everyone makes mistakes (and perhaps the electronic form encourages us to publish before we polish -- I like what your story has to say about the lure of reviews), but my story was not aimed at you. Instead, I was reading your story rather late at night and began to think about what other sorts of punishments that bad authors might earn.
Date: Aug 30 2009
Summary: An angsty, dramatic poem narrated by - guess who!
Categories: Movie-verse, Book-verse Characters: Merry, Pippin
Genres: Angst, Drama, Friendship, Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 381 Read Count: 1493
Published: Sep 09 2009 Updated: Sep 09 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: I Was Peregrin Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
Gotta love advanced English classes eh? I always think it terms of fanfiction with my assignments too.

This was a very beautiful poem. It did have a kind of structure, but as it went on, it felt very free. I liked at the end the images you weave into the text, they seemed (as far I felt) vivid.

On the whole this poem reminded me of that scene in ROTK with Pippin and Merry, which is one of my all time favorites. Well done.


Author's Response: I'm so glad you liked it! This was one of those poems that just flowed from my heart without requiring any thought- my favorite kind to write! I especially enjoyed writing the imagery- I was careful to incorporate the five senses into the second-to-last stanza because I thought it would be pretty. This poem is actually a little bit of a gapfiller, as it describes a scene not in the movie, when Pippin is made a knight of the king (now that they have a king). If you're referring to the scene on the battefield, that IS my all time favorite scene! Thanks again for reading and reviewing! Oh, I see you have a new story up- I'll have to go read that. Hobbits forever! :) -Traveller
Date: Sep 14 2009
Summary: What would happen if Smeagol was killed at the Forbidden Pool? Perhaps we should find out...
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Denethor, Faramir, Frodo, Gandalf / Olorin, Pippin, Sam
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2816 Read Count: 3162
Published: Oct 04 2009 Updated: Oct 06 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
I was surprised this story hadn't gotten a review yet. I'm guessing this is your first story, and it's pretty good.

I noticed you put this under 'book-verse' which is alright but the Faramir you portray here is more like the version from the movie. Faramir the way Tolkien wrote him, wouldn't act as selfish as he's portrayed in the movie. In this story he acts like the movie Faramir and it shows you are new to writing Tolkien, but that is completely fine. You are good at giving very beautiful descriptions, but as some constructive criticism I would suggest not adding so many descriptions as they can sometimes get in the way of the actions and events in the story.

You do have great potential and I can picture you going a long way. Keep writing and see where it takes you!

Good luck,

Date: Oct 05 2009
Thankful by Traveller Rated: G [Reviews - 2]
Summary: A set of four drabbles, one each dealing with Frodo, Sam, Merry, or Pippin being thankful for one of their friends. Written in celebration of Thanksgiving and my one-year anniversary as an LotR fanfiction writer!
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Frodo, Merry, Pippin, Sam
Genres: Friendship, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 415 Read Count: 1246
Published: Nov 27 2009 Updated: Nov 27 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Thankful Reviewer: Elanor Fay Signed
Very cute! :) And so appropriate around Thanksgiving.

Author's Response: Thanks, glad you liked it! -Traveller
Date: Nov 28 2009