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 :)
This is so true! but I'm afraid my little mind will not be helped by your clever poem. I'm really impressed with your ability to clearify the mess, but as i said, it will do my pea brain no good. You need to send this to the encyclopedia of Arda. It should belong to the world.
Author's Response: Nine years of staring at the family trees in the Silm hadn’t really helped me learn it. I still can’t keep Galadriel’s brothers straight… I can only remember Finrod coz he’s Círdan’s buddy and he’s cool. :) Ahhh, it’s not classy enough for a place like EoA. Thank you Lisse, you’re always so kind. ^^
You echo the sentiments of so many of us. It's wonderful that we have eachother as fellow fans, also. It's a pleasure to share middle earth with you.
Author's Response: =) aww your pleasure means a lot to me, I look up to you as a writer. It is a pleasure for me also.
Gimli feels like I would if I met Glorfindel!! And guess what. I'd ask the same thing of him. You've done a great job of capturing the moment from his perspective.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for always reading and reviewing my work in such a positive way =) This is my first shot at GOOD poetry, and it's good to know an authour I look up to enjoyed it =)
Your work is good. And I know it is work! I have to review it in a positive way. It is enjoyable and your effort shines through.
Author's Response: Thank you again, more than words. And also just for taking the time and reviewing EVERYTHING I write! It is amazing! Thank you so much. =)
You have explored themes as old as the Valar themselves and done so every well. Are we good or evil and in what proportion? If we choose the wrong path can we go back? are we fated or do we control our destiny?
It is clear that Tolkien intended this to be a struggle in the wise and ancient mind of Galadriel. It is at once disheartening and comforting to think there would still be a conflict within such a sage.
Sometimes the war within is so intense it does leave us collapsed on the ground with the universe watching us. Evil mocks and says we will never rise. Good sooths us into rest, so we might gain strength to fight again another day. For Elf and mortal the struggle will never end until the One Himself crushes evil for us. And odd that the temptation is tailor made. Galadriel was not tempted to be untrue to her mate, or any of a host of temptations, she was tempted with more of what she already had. More of what she wanted. Power. You showed her inner struggle.
This is extremely insightful and deep. You’ve done an excellent job showing the depth of Galadriel’s turmoil. And I like that her little maid is there to help her. It seems Eru often uses little and unlikely individuals to do great works. Galadriel’s maid reminds me of Sam.
Once more I eagerly awaited your writing and was not disappointed. You are a very wise young lady, and a gifted writer.
Such a joy to have started my day with a new work by one of my favorite authors!
Thank you for sharing
Author's Response: Oh gosh, thank you so much! I was worried about posting this one-- it has been very hard to write, and took me longer than any other. I am humbled that you enjoyed it, and amazed at your review. Thank you so much. I am speechless! Galadriel is always so mysterious and quiet, it was extremely hard to slip into her mind. I am glad that you think that I have done well =)
My life is broken beyond compare
I shall see her again in Mandos
I shall hold her in my arms,
My bloodstained arms.
It seems Elves loved deeply and eternally. Of course Amroth would not want to live without his love. I'm sure she felt the same way. Perhaps she dispaired of ever seeing him again and ended her life also.
A beautiful moving poem about two of my favorite subjects, Elves and love. Thank you Nessa. I enjoyed it very much!
Author's Response: I have been doing some research on elves, and I learned that they only had one true love all their lives, and then I read The Song of Nimrodel and was inspired. I am very glad that you enjoyed it, especially it being dedicated to you and all =)
You just keep topping yourself. Beautiful poetry. In my opinion poetry is difficult to do well but you make it seem easy. I truely love this. I've read it 4 times before writing this review. Well done!
Author's Response: Thank you so so much! I am very glad that you enjoyed this. =) It was somewhat based on my own life, my little brother now has a girlfriend, and it made me think of how Eomer must've felt about his little sister falling in love.
What L8Bleumer said. It would have taken me 3 days to think of it. And I can't wait for anything.
Author's Response: =)
Very beautiful. At first I thought it was Aragorn and Arwen, Then I saw Elladan at the end. Makes it even better. You always write with such explicit emotion. Can feel the holes bored in your back, a great description. I wish I were better at saying why I like some thing. It takes me a few reads before I can really comment. Just wanted you to know I feel the emotion and love the verse!
Author's Response: Thank you! I was listening to some music that all of a sudden inspired this. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
your drabble is a slow burning ember. sweetly seductive. I love it. Great het, as we can always expect from you.
Author's Response: thank you. i hope i did not disappoint :)
An absolutely lovely drabble it takes me right there and is full of excellent description. So good i had to review twice!
I like your treatment of Haldir. Very Authentic. Flawed characters are so much more interesting than perfect ones. I think this is a difficult challenge and I did not expect an answer. I enjoyed yours!
Author's Response: I am glad you approve. I was unsure of the way you wanted the challenge to go...
A challenge is really just a prompt for us to use our imagination. no right or wrong. Good job.
Author's Response: thanks :) i look forward to more challenges from you :D
"An androgynous shadow" "feline grace" This is a most concise and apt description of a male elf, and the source of their appeal for me.
And I'm getting the picture of that wild little elleth on this special night.
A lovely satisfying drabble that does indeed capture wild Elven beauty.
Thank you so much for your respose to my challenge. I will read on now.
He's a Mirkwood elf. His fingers are scarred from that bow.
Author's Response: I agree with you on the feline grace bit. I've always liked to refer to Legolas as a 'tiger' for this very reason :) Thank you very much, Lisse! And I have to tell you, that song is addicting! -Whisper
Oh, Teron's poor heart! Let us hope this is a night of new beginnings.
Author's Response: Indeed, I think it shall be. Thank you!