It's always nice to see the good king Thranduil in action. And character. I like how you've explained why Legolas might have been so eager to take on the quest.
Author's Response: I love Thranduil. He's a great character: complex yet a good king and a loving father. I think Legolas's eagerness to help end the evil threatening all of Middle-earth comes from having a good heart and a good upbringing.
I enjoyed this. Very much. I love gapfillers, especially when they're well written and lovely like this.
Author's Response: *bows* I try. As do you! I have been delighting in your works and am very excited to find another excellent and hobbity type writer to read. I am glad to seemingly be providing the same service to you! *grin*
Aww. That was the sweetest piece of Sam/Rosie I've ever read. Joy like Swords? I wouldn't have thought of it, but you made it work well. You'll be getting a lot of reviews from me, yes.
Author's Response: If you liked 'Heed' I figured you'd like that one. I'm much more a Frodo person myself and most of my het is Frodo het set after he's served the purposes of destiny and has come to Tol Eressea, though there are a few other pieces set before that. I'll see what I can load up.
Hot damn! Do you know how long I've been sulking over being unable to see Frodo happy with anyone ever? I can't believe I didn't think of Goldberry sooner, and furthermore, I can't believe Goldberry is such an effective partner for him. I cringe at the idea of infidelity in Middle-earth normally, but you pulled it off amazingly well. This was *good.* I love it when sex is written as more than just porn. Thank you very much. I'm a happy Andy now.
Author's Response: Thank you! I have also really struggled with this infidelity issue in my stories. I simply can't write them cheating on their spouses, it just isn't something you would find happening in M-e. This leads me mostly to write about the married couples of M-e and to write about Frodo in Tol Eressea, but hopefully I have found a few creative, credible and tasteful ways of making him happy in canon. Thank you for letting me know you liked this!
I, for one, would simply love it if the Shaun of the Dead cast (zombie Ed included) made a cameo. Or a more extensive appearance. =) Love Puss in Boots' cameo, and the whole of the first chapter had me in hysterics. Now where can I get a ticket for a tour of Fandom? *grin*
. . . *giggles insanely* I'm not much for fancying elves, but damn . . . even I wouldn't mind having them as houseguests. Yum.
Haunting and beautiful and sad all at once. I pity GrÃƒÂma, and I pity Ãƒâ€°owyn for being haunted by him. GrÃƒÂmais tragic, although he isn't blameless in being so. I can see the innocent, sweet game becoming a darker expression of GrÃƒÂma's desire for Ãƒâ€°owyn, and it is chilling. Not to mention that your prose is spectacular - I highly enjoy the way you write. I have never heard of Edelweiss or RÃƒÂ¼bezahl, but I would like to look them up now.
Author's Response: Yes, he is tragic... Thank you very much!
Oh, how beautiful. I have to admit that while I fully support Arwen/Aragorn, I never felt anything very strong for it - but this has made my heart ache.
Author's Response: Thank you!
I read this because it looks like it's going to become rather epic, and I like to read these things as I go. The list of characters alone was enough to raise an eyebrow. I think I'll be following this now. Good non-Sue stories are in admittedly short order, and I already sympathize with Claudia (migraines! Don't even get me started! *wince*). Your style is good. I'd like to see where this goes.
Author's Response: Thank you for the compliment. To have this come from one of the infamous Suedom authors is absolutely lovely. Do you know something? I'd like to know where this will go as well. *grin* I hope I'll live up to your expectations!
. . . *giggles insanely* That was funny. Really funny. In a bizarre, cracky sort of way. *giggles some more*
I admire your writing very much. Your prose is impeccable, and your descriptions are lovely.