Reviews by Lisse
Summary: How did Eomer feel when he saw his sister fall in love with Aragorn? A short poem.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Eomer, Eowyn
Genres: Drama, Family, Poetry, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 72 Read Count: 1497
Published: Aug 09 2010 Updated: Aug 09 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Brotherly Love Reviewer: Lisse Signed
What L8Bleumer said. It would have taken me 3 days to think of it. And I can't wait for anything.

Author's Response: =)
Date: Aug 09 2010
Summary: An elleth thinks.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Elladan, Original Character
Genres: Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 188 Read Count: 1131
Published: Aug 09 2010 Updated: Aug 09 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Thoughts Upon Leaving Reviewer: Lisse Signed
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!
Date: Aug 09 2010
Summary: A response to the challenge, A drabble to the Mummers Dance by Lisse. Subject in question : Elrond/Celebrian
Categories: Off Topic Characters: Celebrían, Elrond
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 100 Read Count: 1225
Published: Aug 10 2010 Updated: Aug 10 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Impatient Dance Reviewer: Lisse Signed
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 :)
Date: Aug 10 2010
Title: Chapter 1: Impatient Dance Reviewer: Lisse Signed
An absolutely lovely drabble it takes me right there and is full of excellent description. So good i had to review twice!
Date: Aug 10 2010
Reflections by luthien85 Rated: G [Reviews - 6]
Summary: A response to the challenge, An honest moment with your character by Lisse. Character in question : Haldir/Calavene
Categories: Movie-verse, Off Topic Characters: Haldir
Genres: Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 267 Read Count: 1012
Published: Aug 10 2010 Updated: Aug 10 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Reflections Reviewer: Lisse Signed
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...
Date: Aug 10 2010
Title: Chapter 1: Reflections Reviewer: Lisse Signed
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
Date: Aug 10 2010
Wildflowers by Whisper Rated: R [Reviews - 16]
Summary: Response to Lisse's The Mummers' Dance Challenge. Double Drabbles set in Mirkwood during the 3rd Age. Beneath the moon, two elves danced a dance.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Original Character
Genres: Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1781 Read Count: 7320
Published: Aug 10 2010 Updated: Aug 12 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Lisse Signed
"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.

feline grace

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
Date: Aug 10 2010
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 Reviewer: Lisse Signed
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!
Date: Aug 10 2010
Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3 Reviewer: Lisse Signed
Oh come on Whisper. This was great, but it just leaves me wanting more! I have notyet read as much of your work as I would like. There is so much good fic and only so many hours in a day, I could spend all my waking hours reading and never get done as much as I want. I have a locker at work and the choicest fic gets taped up there for a hundred nurses and several supervisors to read if they wish. I often catch them doing so. Your story is going up there.

I dearly love this and thank you for writing it.

Author's Response: I'm sorry for the cliffhanger, but I figured that I needed to hold off on anymore drabbles. It's so easy for me to just KEEP writing, you know? I felt that I should spread the wealth around and wait until tomorrow.
Please do read my other fics :) I would love you dearly.
And a locker of fame?!??! AWW! I'm touched :D
Thank you so much Lisse! -Whisper
Date: Aug 10 2010
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Lisse Signed
Whisper, I have reread your drabbles for the 20th time. I cannot believe you have not been swamped with reviews. The poetic beauty of it staggers me. Words and phrases are so well chosen to give huge detail, and telling insight. With the mere phrase scarred fingers you give Telon's history and that of the males of his culture. I fell in love with him when he put the jay feather in his sister's hair.

The two words "heartbreak reborn" are magnificent. I want to see him comforted in his new love’s arms.

I really am awestruck. I bow to the prowess of your pen, or key board. I was going to send this to you in an e mail but I had to make it public.
Date: Aug 11 2010
Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6 Reviewer: Lisse Signed
I'll review the other chapters later, but this is just as powerful as Melusine's work, yet in an obviously different way. I'm trembling reading this. It has the strenght to shake the soul and scenses. I'm stunned. This is like a present wrapped in layers of paper. Each layer leads only to another beautiful layer of comfort and eritic joy. You are magnificent. Sorry if I spelled anything wrong. First chance i get I'm going to my bio to write a pargraph about your awesomeness, then I'm going to e mail Melusine so she doesn't miss this then I'm going to get a bumper stick for my car that says "Whisper Rules".

You just hit it spot on. GO WHISPER!!!

Author's Response: Lisse, you've left me speechless. Your review has ME trembling.
And to be compared to Melusine...wow. Thank you.
First a locker of fame and now a bumper sticker? I may melt with joy. Seriously.
Thank you, Lisse. So much. -Whisper
Date: Aug 11 2010
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Lisse Signed
I meant erotic joy
Date: Aug 11 2010
Summary: An ellon thinks.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Elladan, Original Character
Genres: Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 214 Read Count: 1560
Published: Aug 10 2010 Updated: Aug 10 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Thoughts Upon Watching You Leave Me Reviewer: Lisse Signed
That's what I like, passion.

Author's Response: Thanks!
Date: Aug 10 2010
Summary: Unrequited love. I hate it, yet love it. It gives you a chance to watch from afar, and wish without being caught up in the action.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Poetry, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: On My Own
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 167 Read Count: 1103
Published: Aug 19 2010 Updated: Aug 19 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Lisse Signed
This is worthy of publication. The metaphor is perfect.
"But these are just wishes,
Bright wildflowers blown away
By a frozen unfeeling wind
The flowers dancing upon the air,
Mocking my loneliness.
Mocking my unrequited love."

Perfect.

A cold wind in August, must be very cold indeed. If only the object of unrequited love knew the depth and artistry of soul of the author. Knew that he had been graced by this lovely verse, he should be overwhelmed by the thought. How many people have lived a life time and never been given such a gift. This reminds me of Karlmire Stonewien’s poem, “A Solstice for Andrea”.

If only these two had a Frodo in their lives to push the reluctant bard into action.

A wondrous poem. It is all I have come to expect from Nessa.

Author's Response: Thank you so much! This poem is all my feelings over the past few days poured into verse. It was frustrating, yet calming to write. I am very proud of it, and I am glad you think it is well-written. I have read Karlmir Stonewain's "A Solstice for Andrea" I thought it was beautiful and if I received that poem, he would receive my heart =). I am very glad that you have enjoyed this poem from my heart! Hugs
Date: Aug 20 2010
Summary: A collection of Nessa drabbles through the eyes of her husband, Tulkas.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Nessa, Tulkas
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 200 Read Count: 1862
Published: Aug 29 2010 Updated: Aug 30 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Ever Green Lawns of Valinor Reviewer: Lisse Signed
A most wonderful drabble. Please continue. I see Queen Nessa very clearly twirling about the meadow with the deer. She would be a favorite of the wood Elves. You've inspired me. By all means, put up what ever you like. I love your Nim, your poetry, and your drabbles!

Author's Response: Aww, thank you! I am glad that I inspired you! You are too kind to me. I did enjoy writing the drabble however, but we shall see what comes out of me next! I can never tell...
Date: Aug 29 2010
Title: Chapter 2: Teach Me to Dance Reviewer: Lisse Signed
What an unexpected interaction. The mighty Tulkas makes himself so vulnerable and is refused?

" her never-ending dance. Her single dance. Without me."

The last two words are really impressive. Even a Valar cannot bend the will of his spouse.

Lovely as always.

Author's Response: Thank you! I see the Valar all being all-powerful, even the women who are supposed to bend to the will of their husbands. I perceive Nessa as free, with her dancing and ability to outrun deer, she sounds like someone who could almost fly. Would she wish to teach someone else her secrets, and in doing so be tied down for longer than necessary? No! But how can she refuse her husband? I will probably continue this... so many potential ways to go...
Date: Aug 30 2010
No Man by Anwyn Rated: G [Reviews - 3]
Summary: A third age drabble
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Eomer, Eomund, Eowyn, Théodwyn
Genres: Family
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 101 Read Count: 1372
Published: Sep 10 2010 Updated: Sep 10 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Lisse Signed
Being a lover of drabbles I am so very pleased to see you post this. It is a very excellent use of 100 words. Happy Birthday Eowin!

Author's Response: Thanks so much Lisse! It was a first attempt on my part and I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed it. I have always seen Eowyn as being an Autumn baby ;D
Date: Sep 11 2010
The Sons of Thunder by ziggy Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 282]
Summary: They are called the Sons of Thunder by the Orcs of the Mountains. A storm erupts between one Son of Elrond and one Son of Thranduil. In the aftermath of the battle of the Morannon, Elrohir has one final battle.
Categories: Book-verse, Book Verse Slash, Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Legolas
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 46 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 314756 Read Count: 65613
Published: Oct 15 2010 Updated: Jun 15 2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 37: Chapter 37 The Last Deep Breath Reviewer: Lisse Signed
Ziggy, I enjoyed this chapter as much as every one before. Pip writing a mental letter to Merry is brilliant on your part and exactly what I would expect from Pippin.
Oh and Legolas looking at the twins like Sam looks at Rosie, it made me chuckle, and the fact pip thinks everyone is blind but him.
Very much enjoyed the last few lines.

Elrohir's hand rested on the hilt of his dark bladed sword. His black hair was pulled back from the strong and stern face, but his grey eyes were intent and he went and stood near Legolas, so close that they almost, but did not quite, touch. Together they stood, here on the edge of Mordor, before the final battle. They did not speak but Legolas leaned towards him slightly and in the cold air, his low, wordless song misted and mingled with Elrohir's breath.

This might be the last loving moment they share. The self imposed ban (from Elrohir) allows only their songs to swirl about each other. What you have done is beautiful and mystic. I love it and thank you for all the effort you put into your writing. I know words of gold like yours do not just effortlessly jump onto a page.
Thanks Zig!
With Love, Candy

Author's Response: Pippin is wonderful- easy to write and just great fun. I like writing him. You are right- it's hard work but such a joy to get comments back- the best thing in the world is to see that someone actually reads and enjoys what I've written. It makes it worth all the work. Hope you liked your little extra candy! xx
Date: Oct 03 2011
Title: Chapter 36: Chapter 36 Reviewer: Lisse Signed
Ziggy,
Once again I have read this chapter almost daily since you posted it. I am thrilled that the twins have broken the silence. One of the most touching things I have read is Elladan healing Elrohir. So true, their father is the greatest healer imaginable and did not recognize his own son’s emotional trauma. What a great job you did with this.

I loved Legolas telling Arogorn exactly what he would be doing and where for the rest of the night. It made me laugh out loud. Now it was a surprise when Elrohir came to him and was the voice of reason. But Legolas does not want reason, he wants comfort. I feel his disappointment and very endearingly his youth also. As you say he is considered young among his folk.

I take such a long time to review because I really think about what to say. You are a marvel Ziggy and I think every single word is perfect. You really have the gift to take your readers to another place and make them feel like it is real. I love and care about your characters. As always, a great big thank you for writing for us. I brag about you to everyone who will give me even half an ear. You truly are better than Tolkien, but I am glad to have him because with out him you would not be writing this for all of us.

Love Candy

Author's Response: I am so glad Elladan is generous an dso very very kind. As L8 says, he does need some sort of recompense and that is mulling around in my head - I'm not sure when I iwll have any time to write though so it will be a little whle before another update I'm afraid. Yes, Aragorn isn't a fool even though he has quite underestimated Gimli - I have a little scene in my head for later. And I was as surprised as anyone that Elrohir is so reasonable, but htink he has calmed because Elladan has begun healing him and so he is albe to see through his rage. He has hidden it for so long that it is his reaction to Legolas that unlocks his desire and passion so perhaps it is hardly surprsing that he has been able to hide. I like to get reviews any time- so late ones are just as welcome as early ones.Never worry about that as long as you send me a comment. I get very demorialsied when there are few comments. I am flattered by what you say and it is Tolkien's world we are in and to be so convinced it is 'real' is his great and epic imagination. But I love that you think that - soooo good for my ego!!xx
Date: Sep 03 2011
Title: Chapter 38: Chapter 38 Before the Black Gate Reviewer: Lisse Signed
Zig, I can definitely see how confident Elrohir is in Legolas’ love. And it is a welcome and most beautiful change from the usual self loathing and self doubt Elro usually suffers from. One of the main points of the story is Elrohir’s healing and it is so good to see.

Author's Response: Yes you are right of course and we'll have to see how he copes now as he confronts the Mouth...and as you know, things don't always go smoothly and we've still got seven Nazgul left to deal with!!
Date: Nov 06 2011
Title: Chapter 32: Chapter 32 A Memory of Rohan Reviewer: Lisse Signed
Again a very beautiful moving chapter. The fact that the horses were all overjoyed to when Legolas came into the stable was as charming as could be. I can just see Legolas walking briskly into the stable and whistling tunelessly as you say.

Legolas is so brave. I love what he said about impossible odds and great danger, that’s what wood elves are good at.

I was absolutely delighted when he smiled at the herald and made the poor lad forget his own name.

Oh and Zig, don’t tell me you were not trying to break my heart when Eomer told Legolas he would love him again if only the elf would let him. My goodness! Poor dear smitten Eomer. He seems so infatuated. I know what must happen. I also know Legolas lovers Elro, but Eomer love Legolas just the same. He is so tender and caring and I love that he tosses his pride away to sink to his knees and help Legolas with the army he commands streaming around them. Eomer is a beautiful soul, strong, strong enough to be gentle.

Many thanks for this!! I am endlessly glad you are still posting here for us. What a great loss to the site it would be if you were not here.

Author's Response: I am still posting here for the time being, Lisse, but I am also posting on ESteliel's new site- which is full of wonderful writers I have not read before and an easy site to use. I will give Keith a chance but to be honest, I like waht he has been saying on his blog less and less. I don't liek the veiled threats that say things like - nothing will change yet - and suggestions tha tthese things can be looked at again later. But give the guy a chance too. My suspicion is he has seen a chance with the new Hobbit film and expects a massive upturn- which will happen. And then seek to seel the site or sell advertising. Anyway- I could go on. Ah, Eomer. He just won't lie down, will he. And he is lovely in htis. And Legolas has to be very very gentle, doesnt he. And if Elrohir does reject Legolas, the last thing the lef should do is go and revive what eh had with Eomer on the rebound...isnt it? Well... you know...Legolas is unpredictable. So he could go one way or the other. LOve Zig
Date: Jul 03 2011
Title: Chapter 34: Chapter 34 Yôzâira Reviewer: Lisse Signed
Ziggy,

So sorry it has taken me so long to review, but I will review you a dozen times to keep you writing, and no matter the place you post I will read and review you. I just needed to say this and will read again and say more.

Legolas stronger than Elrohir? Of course! And oh what an image of your beautiful Legolas submitting yet remaining in control as he kneels for Elrohir. I can just see all that long blond hair spilling over his shoulders, fluttering in the breeze! And I love Legolas come back when Ro says he will destroy him… “You flatter yourself Noldor.” We know what Elrohir means of course.

If Elrohir was not possessed by the Nazgul he would not have treated Legolas so harshly. He will hate himself all the more now for his abuse of his beloved, and for failing to protect Legolas.

Thank you for another incomparable chapter or two. Love you Ziggy. So looking forward to more!

Love Candy

Author's Response: Hello my dear Candy! Thank you for the lovely support you always give-it's worht writing just for you! And there's a new chapter waiting for you when you look next. Love Ziggy
Date: Aug 11 2011
Title: Chapter 38: Chapter 38 Before the Black Gate Reviewer: Lisse Signed
Ziggy,

It seems L8 has spoken for me in her review! I mean we talk about every chapter and are in agreement about your work. I do have to add that the Nazgul as living gargoyles is so imaginative and spooky. I read this oh so perfect chapter on Halloween for the first time and it was so appropriate to the evening.

I hope you do not mind my saying, I found a bit of humor in the fact that Eomer and Elrohir nearly fell into hand to hand combat over Legolas under the threat of death in an impending battle with Darkness. It just goes to show what males think with. Hehehe!

The humor aside, my heart still breaks for Eomer.

I am so pleased about your hints and flirtations between Elladan and Imrahil. Imrahil seems so gallant and courageous. I love the fact he thought so quickly to offer every hope of success to the soldiers by keeping their provisions. This is exactly the kind of love interest Elladan deserves, one with a good heart and piercing elvish eyes. Squeals of delight from slash fangurl!

This was a perfect chapter. But perfection is what your writing is!

Thank you beautiful Zig! Looking forward to more.

Love Candy

Author's Response: Thank you my dear Candy!! Love the fact that you seem so pleased by Imrahil's developing crush and Elladan's blissful ignorance! That is for you and L8. And I am delighted you thought it so humourous that Eomer and Elrohir almost come to blows- it IS very adolescent and I hope too that Elrohir comes acorss as very confident in Legolas' feelings for him. I have two chapters pretty much finished but lovely Anar is snowed under so it will be a little time before she gets to it. Much love
Date: Nov 05 2011
Title: Chapter 42: Chapter 42 Reviewer: Lisse Signed
This review is being done on my I pod so it will be brief with another to follow. First, please prolong the sweet agony. Write as much as you want because I do not think it you could possibly write until I have had my fill of reading. Second, this is saying a lot but this is your best chapter. I was almost too much for my heart to take. There are only a few authors who can break open my chest, extract a beating heart, break it, return it, and expect me to go on with my day. You are one. Your writing leaves me changed.

Once again, love and graditude

Author's Response: You are an angst queen, Lisse! I'll see how it goes although I am not sure if they can hang on any longer! Poor Legolas- would you have him endure poison AND heartbreak? Hm- yes, I htought you would! xx
Date: Jan 16 2012
Title: Chapter 31: Chapter 31 Confession Reviewer: Lisse Signed
“Elrohir felt suddenly envious that Mirkwood's children were so free, so unashamed, unlike the Noldor for whom sex was about wedlock and binding and for whom desire was supposed to fade. It had never been so for him and he wondered if he might have been happier had he been born in Mirkwood.”
L8bleumer (Melissa)and I were just talking about this quote from your chapter 14.

There are a few things I forgot to mention. First, as others have mentioned, I appreciate the insight into Gandalf and enjoyed reading it.
Second, I noticed your mention of our dear Melusine. She is working on her lovely het right now. Those that love slash are in for a real treat in reading her. It was Melusine’s exquisite slash that prompted a change of heart for me. Now I LOVE it.

Author's Response: I love that you and L8 were talking about this- how intensely flattering. Yes- thank you for finding it - it takes me ages to remember where things are. AH- interesting that Melusine inspired your het fics. When I was writing the prequel to Sons, I started off wanting Legolas ot be with Eowyn- but Eomer was very insistent and even though I really wanted Eowyn most readers wanted slash- isnt it funny. I think slash is ..I was just going to say uncomplicated and then I remebered what I was writing! And what Spiced is writing and thought what nonsense!
Date: Jun 18 2011