Penname: Celebelleth [Contact] Real name: Calie
Member Since: 19/10/09
Membership status: Member
Bio:
I'm called Calie, but it's just how my first name ended up when I was living in the US. I'm recently back in old France and work in Science, but who cares, I love dreaming.

I fell in Pr Tolkien's world when I was a teenager and did not get out of it. I've been reading shyly fanfic for some years and just dared a year ago to post a story (started some time ago and still working on).

I am surely mostly a reader rather than a writer; English being not my mother-tongue, it adds complexity to the writing (beta readers are very welcome btw)

I read mostly stories involving the Eldar fellows. I am particularly moved by the Silmarillion (and its making) and thus stories of the first Ages, even if I enjoy a lot the time of the War of the Ring.

For the little story, I grew up in the city, in the South of France, but have always been close to Nature. Maybe this is the common ground with the Elvish ways that the professor describes. I often wish to leave this busy world and retire in the countryside with sheep around and trees...




Beta-reader: No
[Report This]
Reviews by Celebelleth
Scattered Leaves by Eldalie Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 18]
Summary: When Mìriel came to Mirkwood Legolas found love. But when she goes visiting her native land of Ithilien and meets the Captain of Gondor, things may happen even the wisdom of Elves cannot prevent...MEFA 2010 NOMINEE
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse
Characters: Faramir, Legolas
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 41440 Read Count: 14951
[Report This] Published: 25/02/10 Updated: 20/04/10
Reviewer: Celebelleth Signed
Date: 31/03/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Mirkwood

Truly beautiful!
Amazingly written, soft and light as a feather...

Please keep on!

Author's Response: Thank you! Hope you keep enjoying. Let me know! :)

Reviewer: Celebelleth Signed
Date: 13/04/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Mirkwood

Another really moving chapter, thanks!
I enjoy a lot your writing and your story
looking forward the next one :)

Author's Response: Thank you! Hope you keep enjoying. :)

Summary: Legolas finds himself weighed down by the darkness of Moria, overwhelming him with fear. Frodo, suffering from his own fears, seeks the elf’s aid.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse
Characters: Frodo, Legolas
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2191 Read Count: 957
[Report This] Published: 07/04/10 Updated: 07/04/10
Reviewer: Celebelleth Signed
Date: 08/04/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One

Great as usual, nice gap-filler!
I look forward to read your next story

Author's Response: Thank you. I love gap-fillers. As complex as the original story is, there is always room for a fan to add their own touches to the tale. I hope my next story won't be too long in coming.

Tainted Light by Eldalie Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 24]
Summary: MEFA 2010 NOMINEE. Silmë loved and followed Maedhros from the peace of Valinor to his fiery end. Now Galadriel, her cousin and friend, reads her memories; the exile and the downfall of the Noldorin Elves live again through the tale of this doomed love.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Fingon, Galadriel, Maedhros
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 23 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 104306 Read Count: 17367
[Report This] Published: 22/04/10 Updated: 29/09/10
Reviewer: Celebelleth Signed
Date: 14/08/10 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 4: Ask

Eldalie, this is truly fantastic and beautiful! I
I am reading your text and my heart feels light...
Maedhros is such a terrible and difficult character and still everything feels so natural (I cannot say less for Galadriel)
thank you!!

Reviewer: Celebelleth Signed
Date: 16/08/10 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 14: Oath

Just a one word for all the beautiful ones you laid over this most terrible part of the Silmarillion: brilliant!

Author's Response: I am very, very glad you like it, and hope you'll enjoy the update, which should come along, hopefully, soon. ;)

Reviewer: Celebelleth Signed
Date: 23/08/10 Title: Chapter 22: Chapter 21: Healing

Thanks Eldalië, another great chapter! --long expected ;)
I don't think that Silmë shall find peace near the March of Maedhros... yet, the story is beautiful
I like the countenance you give to Artanis, just perfection
Can't wait to read the next chapter

Author's Response: Thank you very much! As I said, it was shameful to leave you waiting so long, but I am glad you are enjoying the story. :) Hope future updates won't disappoint you.

Reviewer: Celebelleth Signed
Date: 30/09/10 Title: Chapter 23: Chapter 22: Himring

Thanks for updating!! I won't say I've been waiting for long, I swear :)
Yet like every time, it was worth!
Great chapter, I loved the rough texture you gave to Himring, and to their tainted love..
looking forward your next post

Author's Response: Thank you for your review! I am very glad you are liking the story, and hope future updates won't disappoint you. :)

Reviewer: Celebelleth Signed
Date: 03/01/11 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Hope you will update soon;
please, do not give up this fantastic story, now you made all the way to Beleriand, you cannot stop here... Galadriel would not forget about her cousin's notebook, let it linger...
Really, come on! Tell us more of what Silmë is living there!

Summary: What went through Elrond's mind when he gave the only daughter he had to Aragorn? How deep was his love for the Evenstar? This story tells of the struggle a father has to face in the face of his child's mortality
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Asfaloth, Elrond, Gandalf / Olorin, Glorfindel, Legolas
Genres: Family, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2113 Read Count: 1046
[Report This] Published: 29/05/10 Updated: 29/05/10
Reviewer: Celebelleth Signed
Date: 25/08/10 Title: Chapter 1: Giving Her Away - A Father's Tale

You filled the gaps with a lot of poesy and emotion. I like the fact that Elrond narrates the story (not an easy task..)

A question about the elvish language you used, is it a sort of Doriathrin? I could not figure it out and I am itching to know ;)

Author's Response: to be honest with you, i really dont know lol...i wrote this as one of my earlier peices where my source of elvish was not really concrete...it kinda mix quenya and sindarin a lot i guess.. I'm sorry i couldnt give u a better answer :( but thank you for reading this :)

Tolkien in Love by Eldalie Rated: G [Reviews - 8]
Summary: All you need to know on het and slash romance fics in the Tolkien universe.
Categories: Book-verse, Book Verse Slash, Movie-verse, Lord of the Rings Slash
Characters: None
Genres: Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11424 Read Count: 4114
[Report This] Published: 30/05/10 Updated: 07/06/10
Reviewer: Celebelleth Signed
Date: 20/06/10 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

Thanks Eldalie, this is a really great essay, covering so many aspects of how to write (and read) love in ME. This is a must-read for all the romance authors :)

Author's Response: Thank you! Glad you liked it! :)

Summary: Haldir has spent a lifetime protecting his home and his heart. With the birth of one of the last Peredhil also came his oath to watch over and protect her. The wall he has built to protect his soul is being threatened. Change does not come so easily to the Lorien Elf as he tries to deny the fact that love is stronger than arrogance.
Categories: Movie-verse, Off Topic
Characters: Eowyn, Faramir, Haldir, Legolas, Original Character
Genres: Angst, Friendship, Romance
Warnings: Graphic Sex, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 52 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 178260 Read Count: 53363
[Report This] Published: 27/06/10 Updated: 08/09/10
Reviewer: Celebelleth Signed
Date: 04/07/10 Title: Chapter 4: 4 Desire

Nicely written, I enjoy your really nice story so far!
please update soon :)

Author's Response: Thank you very much Celebelleth. Glad you like it and I will be updating regularly. I hope to keep you entertained.

Reviewer: Celebelleth Signed
Date: 05/07/10 Title: Chapter 5: 5 No More Games

I like your Haldir's perfectly haughty demeanor, and yet he can be wholehearted and tender. This is how I felt about him in the books (less in the movies), arrogant and sensitive. Definitely a very interesting character (not much developed in the books so there is a wide degree of freedom there!).
But I don't believe of word of Nieriel's strictness regarding her heart...
can't wait to read more :)

Author's Response: So it would seem you have Nieriel figured out. It is not her heart she protects but instead her pride. She's been around long enough to know what she wants. She is unwilling to bend her rules or let anyone take advantage of her. Haldir is a risk as far as that goes. I see his younger years as being a 'player' you might say. However, he is changing too. If they were human, I imagine them as 40 somethings; too mature for a 'booty call' but still in need of some excitement and romance without strings. The next chpt is going to spice things up. Thanks for the review and I'm glad you like my version of Haldir.

Reviewer: Celebelleth Signed
Date: 31/07/10 Title: Chapter 9: 9 To Kiss An Elf

I'm finally back to catch up ;)
I like the electric built-up between Haldir and your Caladwen; She is still so young, so human, not elven yet.
glad of having many next chapters waiting for me now :)

Author's Response: Welcome back Celebelleth. It would seem you have some catching up to do. I'm glad you are picking up where you left off. I hope you will be entertained. I won't say anything about the story. Don't want to spoil it for you.

Reviewer: Celebelleth Signed
Date: 07/08/10 Title: Chapter 13: 13 Tragedy In Rohan

Very nice chapter, you wrote this part with much simplicity yet depth; the emotion flows naturally..

no I will not cry... ;)

Author's Response: Thank you very much. I'm glad it came across for you. It's ok if you cry. I won't tell anyone ;-)

Reviewer: Celebelleth Signed
Date: 07/08/10 Title: Chapter 14: 14 Saying Goodbye

it is coming... ;)

A little comment on the elvish word 'Namaria'; I guess you mean Namárië, but this is quenya, so your Caladwen wouldn't use it; in sindarin, you could use Novaer or Cuio vae (i.e. fare well); This might work better ;)

Author's Response: Thanks for pointing out my spelling error. My weak point is elvish and I only know what I can find on the internet which is not always right. My other problem is that I don't know how to get the accents over the letters to work. My computer illiteracy is showing I know. I took note of the sindarin words to use if I should need them. However, it was Haldir who was saying farewell in that part. I remember Galadriel using it and figured Haldir would also say it the same way. I appreciate your input very much.

Reviewer: Celebelleth Signed
Date: 08/08/10 Title: Chapter 1: 1 Haldir's Resistance

Yes, (sorry for the wrong citation..) Haldir could have definitely borrowed 'namárië' to Galadriel; Since she was one of the Noldor, quenya was her 'mother tongue': the speech has been kind of forbidden by Thingol after he learned of the Kinslaying (even if the Noldor did not really participated) when herself and her brothers were dwelling in Doriath in the First Age. Since then sindarin was the main spoken tongue in Beleriand and therefore then in Lothlórien (the emigrating elves of Beleriand mixed there with wood elves and Sindarin became the common tongue).
The elvish languages are tough (and good 2nd sources are often an issue) and so much related to the historical events...
For my part, I chose to concentrate on sindarin, one thing at a time ;) So being quite into it (yet I do not pretend 'knowing' it..), please feel free to ask me any translation you'd need, it is always a pleasure for me to dig into the sindaring jungle for the most accurate word etc. :)

PS: about your **** computer, if you have a mac, you can find ¨ as option+u+ the letter you need, ´ as option+e+ the letter you need and ˆ as option+i+ the letter you need; dunno whether it works for pc...

Author's Response: Wow! You are very knowledgeable in the elvish language and I will definitely turn to you for any further information on the subject. Thank you very much for your support. As far as my computer, I don't have a mac. But I figure anyone who knows elvish will know what I'm trying to say and for those who don't I translate to the best of my knowledge. Thanks again Celebelleth. You were very helpful.

Reviewer: Celebelleth Signed
Date: 10/08/10 Title: Chapter 18: 18 Attack At The Border

you've got to be kidding me...

Author's Response: No. It's Murphy's law as usual. Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. But don't fret. Big turning point ahead.

Reviewer: Celebelleth Signed
Date: 10/08/10 Title: Chapter 16: 16 Target Practice

great archery scene...
Girl, I'm hooked!

Author's Response: Thanks Celebelleth. I was worried it wouldn't come across so well. I'm glad I've got you hook, line and sinker.

Reviewer: Celebelleth Signed
Date: 10/08/10 Title: Chapter 19: 19 Embodiment of the Fea

Yes! That was the only way to make Haldir accept his feelings. Sometimes, one needs to go through tough moments to see all the good laying just there...
ok, aaahhhhhhh!

Author's Response: Sometimes it's better than a slap in the face.

Reviewer: Celebelleth Signed
Date: 10/08/10 Title: Chapter 23: 23 Love Is a Risk

You've got to be kidding me (again)?
But you're right, I know. This cannot be easy because your story is not about easy choices..
Teasing chapter ;)
The story flows very pleasantly, can't wait for the next chp, keep on this way!

PS: 'thanks for your thanks' (ahah) in the previous chapter header :)
PPS: your mastercard footer note makes me thinks about this comic posted on my fridge that you might enjoy:
http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=517004Masstercard.jpg

Author's Response: I know. Some of my devoted reviewers (and you know who you are) are teasing me about this. I can't help it. But I'm posting a relief story (not related to this one) to cure their frustrations. Thanks for your kind words and glad you are enjoying the story. BTW what is sindarin for grandfather, refering to Thranduil, Caladwen's gramps? Your are very welcome for the 'thanks'. And finally, I've never seen that comic before. I love it. Thanks for the address. I bookmarked it.