Amazingly written, soft and light as a feather...
Please keep on!
Author's Response: Thank you! Hope you keep enjoying. Let me know! :)
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. :)
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.
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)
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. ;)
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.
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. :)
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!
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 :)
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! :)
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.
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.
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.
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 ;-)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Author's Response: Sometimes it's better than a slap in the face.
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:
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.