I read once that love is always mingled with other complex emotions and it seems to be quite true. Reading and enjoying. Cannot wait for the next chapter. Thank you for this entertaining story!
Author's Response: Again, thank you for still following t he story and for your reviews. it means a lo to know that a fragment of my imagination and fantasy can add a little entertainment in your life. :)
He merely sought to light the spark of passion inside her. Instead he had awoken the raging fires of love.
This sums it up beautifully. Reading and enjoying.
Author's Response: Thank you. The sentence came to me as i was writing it. It sent chills up my spine when i read it again. I should have the next chapter up later today :)
a great chapter! I loved the addition of the Valar Elbereth. I am reading along and enjoying your story.
Author's Response: thank you for still following the story. I am glad you are enjoying it.
What is Nimwen up to? I am enjoying your story!
Author's Response: Thank you for reading, enjoying, and most of all reviewing! =) You will see in Chapter Four... -attempts to put on a mysterious face...-
It's your story. I have not read the latest chapter yet, but you can pair Farimir with who ever you want!
Author's Response: Haha thank you for understanding =) I just didn't want any haters yelling at me.
This is really very good. I can see the ancient streets and dwellings as they walk to the event. The rough men at the back are bruits. Your discriptions are perfect. Not to "wordy" yet they get the point across.
I'm very impressed! A great job!
Author's Response: Thank you soo much! Your approval means a lot to me =) I have been working very hard at trying to not use too much description but still describe. I'm glad you like it =D
Wow! This is very Exciting! You wrote the sparing scene*very*well. I think any kind of battle scene is tough. Poor Nim! She's going to need skill and luck. She may have gotten herself into a bind, but Faramir will not let her stand alone, even if she protests.
A great cliff hanger. And very well written! I'm impressed as always. You are a marvel.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your continual support and enjoyment! This one took me a while to write, just trying to figure out how to write the sparring and such. I am very pleased that you thought it was well-written =) Hopefully the next one will be even better! =)
This is an amazing chapter. Nimwen's fight is so well done. It would have been pain staking for me if I challenged myself to write your last two chapters in the arena. You did a splendid job!I am really enjoying Nimwen's story and I think she and Farimir belong together.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! =) More shall be coming soon! What happens to Nimwen? Does she die? Does she somehow escape the grip of the man choking her? Find out in the next installment of... Nimwen of Osgiliath!! (I just woke up)
I am glad nim was saved. I love the flash back and the promise. I can feel her physical pain and her reluctance to come back to reality. Another great chapter.
I know how busy you are noe, but I cannot wait to see what is next.
Author's Response: I couldn't bear to kill her off! <3 =) Glad that you liked it!! Chapter 8 is in the process... =D <3
A lovely chapter. Some things a better said with out words. I feel Nem and Faramir make a very good match.I hope yout A/U wins over and Eowen takes up with some Elf. Very well done my sweet!
Author's Response: Thank you! This chapter came as a surprise to me, I was not anticipating a kiss so early, but it just seemed right. The funny thing is I love Faramir and Eowyn as a couple, but I love Nim also! I look forward to seeing where my muse takes me next, thank you for being along on the ride! =)
I love your treatment of Boromir, and the skill and grace with which you craft your story. A very enjoyable read.
"Why must we dwell on the single time he failed, especially when he purposefully laid down his life to compensate for his failure?"
I see Boromir's plight with the ring as one we all face. We all have areas we are tempted in repeatedly. Each choice for good is a victory.
But who has not fallen to temptation and willfully done what they know is wrong?
I see myself in Boromir, and I hope my reponse to failure would be as brave as his.
Thank you for this entertaining and thoughtful story.
Author's Response: thanks! i agree wholeheartedly: everyone falls to temptation once in a while. it's what we do afterwards that matters, and if we learn from our mistakes we don't fall to that temptation again. thank you so much for reviewing again!!
I was just reading the other day that Thranduil's Hall was underground during the third age, due to the menace of the enemy. This captures the danger of that time well, and gives some explanation as to why such a drastic measure was needed.
I look forward to the rest of your story, being a fan of Wood Elves in general.
Very well done!
Author's Response: Thank you very much, I'll have the next chapter up soon. :)
I have read and enjoyed your 1st chapter. It shows wisdom above your years in your exploration of Glorfindel and his love and the trouble in their relationship
"But the cage, despite having almost rusted through, still held. The iron ties of memory and youth still held fast. And thus, their broiling contempt endured."
From one who has loved as a young person and lost in later life, I can tell you the ties are iron. They may bend and the bird fly, but the will never break. I will be reading further.
Thank you for sharing
Author's Response: Thank you Lisse! I appreciate that very much. I may be young, but I have witnessed many relationships crumble and stagnate like that between Glorfindel and Erestor. And I too know what it feels like to be bound by the memories of young love and a broken heart, unable to step forward into the future. I'll be continuing this after I finish Ever and Ever. -Whisper
This chapter is wonderous. Love Legolas' moagical elvish fey and ability to heal the spirit with his song. You are truely masterful at description. Can't say enough good about this.
Author's Response: Thank you Lisse. You are too kind and I love hearing stuff like this- so good for my ego! (strokes) I have always thought legolas seemed to skip through parts of LOTR with a smile and a bit of mischief so couldn't resist that when writing this. I have changed bits from teh orginal though so thank you for letting me know it works.
Eomer swung upwards and blocked with his shield the blow that came plunging down on them. He was aware that Legolas had taken a deep breath, flashed his blade and then blood spurted from an orc's pulsing neck. Then, at the top of his voice and with violent joy the elf burst into a snatch of some elvish battle song. The notes were fierce and thrilling.
Ah yes, do I havew a song for you my dear. I will send you a link. If this is not an elvish battle song, we have nothing close. As always I love the phrase I pasted above. I hope all my comments do not bother you, but this chapter is thrilling. I wish slash did not put people off. This is magnificent!! I wnat to be like you when I grow up!
Author's Response: Yes please- do send a link. I really struggle with songs and have not the patience to translate - my sindarin is very poor! So a link to good songs would be most welcome. A couple of smutty ditties would come in handy too if you know where I can find some!! Your comments are like gold dust- you know how important reviews are. Made me laugh.
I am in heaven. Every word is magic. I'm listening to Loreena McKennit. The song is slow and sad. Matches Legolas comforting Eowen.
Author's Response: I will have to check her out- dont know her work at all. Glad you liked Legolas comforting Eowyn!!
Eomer remembered the intimacy of the cell and the merry banter even when all seemed lost to him. He remembered the thrumming of his blood. He wanted that again. Just to be alive at the end of this dreadful slaughter, to remind himself that he had survived and so had those closest to him.
from one who has seen more of death than the average person (a nurse) I can so identify with this. One seems to need the varification of life after seening so much death, even the death of the orcs and other evil creatures.
Author's Response: That is a perceptive comment- I think that does happen, when you finally get away from killing or hurting or seeing anything bad, you just want lightness and warmth. You sound like you know.
Oh my! I very much enjoyed Eomer and Legolas! You doubt yourself? It was perfect. I'm shivering at the thoughts!
I had no idea wood elves stained their skin. This is such a revelation!
I dearly love your writing. All that you wrote surpassed the desired affect. Must take a cold shower now, or maybe I'll read it again instead!!
Author's Response: Sorry Lisse- mean to reply to this. There is no evidence that they tattoo- just my luird imagination. I may have emailed you about this actually?
I always suspected some elves must have enjoyed smoking! A pleasure to read your work as always.
I also approve of your Glorfindel. “He would explode if he didn’t kill something soon”
Hope you are enjoying a leisurely summer!
Author's Response: Hehe… yes, I think Elves are entitled to some relaxation. Thank you , Lisse. I hope your summer has been excellent too! :)
You have a great understanding of Gollum. He's going to make a little showing in a fic I'm working on and he is pretty difficult to do!
Author's Response: Apart from Aragorn, Haldir and Frodo, he is anotehr of my favourite character. I don't know. Maybe because i'm a med student and studying psychiatry fascinates me. Gollum/Smeagol is a very good subject. Thank you for your review. If you need help with Gollum, do drop me a line :)