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!
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
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.
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
I meant erotic joy
That's what I like, passion.
Author's Response: Thanks!
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."
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
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...
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...
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
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.
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
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.
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
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!!