Reviews by ziggy
Summary: On the night after the battle of the Pelennor Fields, Éomer and Elfhelm share words in the Houses of Healing.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Elfhelm
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1953 Read Count: 1508
Published: Apr 23 2006 Updated: Apr 23 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Worst of All Evils Reviewer: ziggy Signed
Oh - this is fabulous. It picks up a very much under appreciated aspect of LOTR; Elfhelm's 'understanding' with Dernhelm. I have just been re-reading that bit myself and wondering about it. Great ot find such a well written one shot.
Date: Aug 08 2010
Unforgettable by Zhie Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 46]
Summary: Tale of Glorfindel & Erestor in Gondolin. A young warrior and an old scholar learn more from one another than they expected to. Timeline: First Age - Gondolin Characters: Glorfindel, Erestor, Ecthelion, King Turgon, Salgant, Duilin, Egalmoth, Rog, Gildor Inglorion, Laiqalasse Thranduilion, and others as needed. Warning: slash, angst, tragedy, sexuality, abuse, smut, discipline, darkness, and general unhappiness - but, there are a few laughs here and there, so it all evens out. Also, this heavily works off of the original characters and history, but some things are bent and twisted, making it AU. Then again, all fanfic is AU, isn't it?
Categories: Book Verse Slash Characters: Angrod, Aredhel, Balrog, Celebrimbor, Duilin, Earendil, Ecthelion, Egalmoth, Enerdhil, Erestor, Fingon, Galdor, Gildor, Glorfindel, Gwindor, Idril, Legolas, Maeglin, Meleth, Morgoth / Melkor, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Oromë, Penlodh, Rog, Saeros, Salgant, Turgon, Voronwe
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Erotica, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death, Graphic Sex, Slash (same sex pairing), Torture, Violence
Series: PPB-AU
Chapters: 113 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 276261 Read Count: 159266
Published: Jun 18 2006 Updated: Feb 20 2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 26: Chapter 26 Reviewer: ziggy Signed
Crafty Erestor! Good old Rog, because I do not believe him to be so treacherous!
Date: Feb 21 2011
Title: Chapter 28: Chapter 28 Reviewer: ziggy Signed
Love that idea that Erestor has been praising her breasts and bum and all the time she has a lover - femlae. Damn good plan all round I htink... but Erestor is doing a great deal for a 'friend' so I htink that Glorfindel is not entirely bereft! When he'dies' it amy be that Erestor discovers some feelings that were unacknolwedged...here's hoping because it would be fireworks!
Date: Feb 21 2011
Title: Chapter 29: Chapter 29 Reviewer: ziggy Signed
Erestor is wonderful! I am in love. Sigh. Aranel might even be converted.
And good old Echthelion- wily old fox. Revenge on Salgant is going to be even more intense than he could possilby imagine.
Date: Feb 21 2011
Title: Chapter 30: Chapter 30 Reviewer: ziggy Signed
Poor Glorfindel. He really is hopelessly in love and who can blame him. But this is such a good plan as long as Erestor really does not fall in love- but again, fate awaits them and I wonder how long before it catches up.
Date: Feb 21 2011
Title: Chapter 33: Chapter 33 Reviewer: ziggy Signed
How sad that Glorfindel cannot even noe acknowledge his little brother. Erestor is right of course. I like the urgency of this- a brief action-packed chapter but intense because of it.
Date: Feb 21 2011
Title: Chapter 36: Chapter 36 Reviewer: ziggy Signed
Goodness me. Lucky odl Erestor. He is failr yliberal in his tastes I think and would probably not bat an eyelid if he knew everything- rather think he does.
Date: Feb 21 2011
Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 21 Reviewer: ziggy Signed
Love the OCs and the canon characters alike. Erestor is an intersting mix, isn't he and poor GLorfindel- still , he seems ot have got over his unrequited love/lust thing. I like the detaisl adn thinking you put into the daily life of Gondolin... but beneath is the knowledge that soon it is all going to crumble. And Glorfindel's fate is well known of course- intersted to see how to deal with that one. Lovely writing- spare but rich.
Date: Feb 21 2011
Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14 Reviewer: ziggy Signed
Poor Glorfindel- no chance against the wonderful Gildor!
Date: Feb 21 2011
Title: Chapter 19: Chapter 19 Reviewer: ziggy Signed
You write with simplicity but tell everything. A great gift. Nothing wasted and everything detailed and beautifully done. Just a glance or narrowing of the eye, nothing more, tells everything
Date: Feb 21 2011
Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12 Reviewer: ziggy Signed
I just have to stop briefly and tell you how wonderful this is- how joyful and funny, lovely and I know it's going to be full of tragedy and sorrow too, but at the moment, it is just so exuberant!
Date: Feb 21 2011
A Forest of Stone by Ria Rated: PG [Reviews - 8]
Summary: Syril Silverleaf's "Disrobed" challenge strikes again, this time in the Glittering Caves of Aglarond after the War of the Ring.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Gimli, Legolas
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: Elves in the Elements
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 837 Read Count: 2606
Published: Feb 06 2007 Updated: Feb 06 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Forest of Stone Reviewer: ziggy Signed
Brilliant! I love gimli's voice in this- the humour and the spark between them.

Author's Response: Thanks -- I think the Legolas - Gimli friendship is one of Tolkien's great creations.
Date: Aug 21 2010
Spirited Debate by Ria, Adora Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 3]
Summary: At last I found myself in a state to answer Gemini Elf's "Hyper" challenge. Some silliness results as Legolas and Gimli get drunk.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Galion, Gimli, Legolas
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: Sillier Stories
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 384 Read Count: 1627
Published: Aug 13 2007 Updated: Aug 13 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: ziggy Signed
Brilliant!

Author's Response: Glad you like it.
Date: Sep 12 2010
The Weaver's Duty by Ria, Adora Rated: PG [Reviews - 4]
Summary: How do the elves of Mirkwood get their lovely clothes? The weavers use locally produced silk -- at some risk. Written for the Teitho Contest "Maidens of Middle Earth" prompt.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Legolas
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: Saturday's Children
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2731 Read Count: 1575
Published: Aug 16 2007 Updated: Aug 16 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: ziggy Signed
Lovely story- the weavers are heroes too. I like the differnt perspective

Author's Response: Thanks. I have a thing for protagonists who aren't warriors, when I can get them.
Date: Sep 12 2010
Summary: Seeking peace in the sanctuary of Rivendell, a fallen warrior and a refugee of war find that their greatest demons are yet to be overcome.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Celebrían, Ecthelion, Elrond, Erestor, Glorfindel, Legolas
Genres: Angst, Drama, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 34224 Read Count: 16727
Published: Mar 21 2009 Updated: Aug 24 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Step into the Shadow Reviewer: ziggy Signed
oh wow. And I have all these wonderful chapters to read too!

Author's Response: I'm glad you stumbled across my fic! Please enjoy!
Date: Aug 20 2010
Title: Chapter 2: Call of the Raven Reviewer: ziggy Signed
breathlessly good. That tension and build up is well crafted and such thoughtful use of imagery and structure.

Author's Response: I'm glad you're enjoying it! Thank you for the detailed review!
Date: Aug 20 2010
Title: Chapter 5: Irredeemable Reviewer: ziggy Signed
I love the complexity of this- interwoven with the losses of Gondolin and the new wars, new enemies- I love that you make it complicated in a way that very few writers think of or acknowledge. This relationship between Erestor and Glorfindel is unpredictable and intriguing, the hurt they cause and the promise of healing is so alive.

Author's Response: I'm so glad you're loving it! This fiction was actually very hard for me to write, as it is so dark and I am dealing with the pains and joys of immortal beings, one of them a resurrected one no less. I hope you continue through the end with enjoyment!
Date: Aug 20 2010
What Paths We Take by L8Bleumr Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 29]
Summary: A love triangle of sorts, Eowyn's heart belongs to both Faramir and Legolas. Which path will she choose?
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Boromir, Celeborn, Denethor, Eomer, Eowyn, Faramir, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Gríma, Haldir, Legolas, Merry, Orophin, Rúmil, Théoden, Thranduil
Genres: Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Graphic Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 32 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 204911 Read Count: 32889
Published: Jan 13 2010 Updated: Jun 25 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 An Unexpected Arrangement Reviewer: ziggy Signed
Ah- I started reading this ages ago and then couldn't remember where it was -a lovely story I will look forward ot reading again.

Author's Response: Hey, nice to see you ziggy. This is my very first story and the one I'm most proud of. I hope you enjoy it.
Date: Sep 04 2010
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 A Visit to Rohan Reviewer: ziggy Signed
oh no! She mustn't! But she has to! Very poignant and full of gorgeous yearning. She has to get her man in the end.

Author's Response: I just love Faramir and Eowyn as a couple. Thought it would be interesting to turn this tale on its side.
Date: Sep 04 2010
Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4 Silent Reproach Reviewer: ziggy Signed
Great plot- moving quickly and lots of action.

Author's Response: Thanks ziggy. Just read your bio. I never was much into reading as a kid but the one book my mom always suggested I read was the Hobbit. I just read it this summer, (thirty something years later) and thanked her, lol. Now, my daughter and I take turns reading the LotR books. I have to explain some things but she enjoys it. I too read just about every Legolas story out there and then tried my hand at writing my own when I ran out of stuff to read. And of course I enjoy your work very much. Thank you for taking the time to read my story. I really appreciate it. And by the way, call me Moe.
Date: Sep 04 2010
Summary: What once began as an innocent childhood friendship comes under threat as Arwen and Legolas realise that they yearn for something more. Amongst the turbulant years of the 3rd age, both encounter significant hurdles as they struggle to hide their desires.

This story also includes the twins and a couple of OCs. No slash. No crude language.

(Rating due to change in later chapters. However, as this content is not written, no absolute decision is to be made as of yet.)
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Arwen, Elladan, Elrohir, Legolas, Original Character
Genres: Drama, Friendship, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 24268 Read Count: 8960
Published: May 08 2010 Updated: Jun 16 2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 11: Towards The Mountains Reviewer: ziggy Signed
I seem to be following you sround today! Thought I would leave a comment here too, just to say again, that first scene with Alar fringing his warrior was really so good- I could hear , see and almost smell it. Best scene I think, although I can see your Arwen and Legolas sitting together thinknig how they spent the night before. I really enjoy the lightness but you have introduced that element now of real danger. It would be good to see Legolas join Alar routing the goblins next, and something happening between them to bring that conversation they should be having- she's mine, no, sh;e mine sort of thing ...I can dream.

Author's Response: Haha, my own stalker, lol. No I don't mind. Legolas is quite possibly going with Alar, but Herendil is being left at the House to try sort out things with Oloriel. He's still confused about why she ran away. It is darker in some ways because we are gradually approaching a darker time, and gradually approaching an end to Legolas' stay. And other reasons which are not cemented. Nothing much happening this week, so maybe I can get something written (or at least think properly about). LC
Date: Sep 12 2010
Summary: The Gamgee household receives two unexpected and hungry visitors. Sam would prefer to play host, but his mayoralty propels him into a mystery of a missing Bywater lad, and he finds that even after 14 years, Sharkey’s crimes still have echoes.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Elanor Gamgee, Frodo Gamgee, Gimli, Goldilocks Gamgee, Legolas, Rosie, Sam
Genres: Family, Friendship, Humor, Mystery
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 10782 Read Count: 2507
Published: May 25 2010 Updated: Dec 15 2013 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Hundreds and Hundreds Reviewer: ziggy Signed
this is wonderful- love the cat and dog names! It is very visual too and the details are beautifully written. Please don't take so long to update next time. Like Merry and Pippin-lads, I cant wait1!!!

Author's Response: I always wanted a Gimli-Legolas furry duo... I’ll live the dream through fanfic. :P Can’t make promises on updating… before Christmas break comes Finals, so at the most hopeful it will be three weeks. Thank for reading and commenting! :D
Date: Nov 28 2010
Summary: From time to time we feel the need to say what's on our mind. This is my bit of advice.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1075 Read Count: 2031
Published: Jun 30 2010 Updated: Jun 30 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Bit Of Advice Reviewer: ziggy Signed
I totally agree with everything you say here. It is depressing to see authors writing for nothing and then readers not even leaving a note...of course, I always feel though, best say nothing if you can't be constructive or appreciative. It costs us nothing.

Author's Response: Thanks for the feedback ziggy (love the name by the way). Insults cost us our self doubt. Constructive criticism pays us with knowledge to better ourselves. And appreciative reviewers like yourself are priceless. Glad you agree.
Date: Aug 18 2010
Dark Secret by Beregond5 Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 16]
Summary: Thranduil's duties as a king become harder as the Necromancer covers the forest of Mirkwood in darkness. And things get worse when he will have to face the fear of losing his son.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Thranduil
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 22690 Read Count: 9339
Published: Jul 11 2010 Updated: Mar 27 2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 3: Gone Reviewer: ziggy Signed
This is a great story- pacey and well written. I dont know how I have missed it! I like Thranduil's balance and your OCs are excellent- you give them weight and credibility with a develope biography.

Author's Response: Thank you very much, I'm glad you're enjoying the story.
Date: Jan 16 2011
Title: Chapter 4: A Father's Will Reviewer: ziggy Signed
This last section is lovely and atmospheric. I could smell the night air as he conversed with the trees. I love the idea of Thranduil -knowing he is a king but also a father, and the fact that Edrahil reminds him that he cannot risk 20 elves for one- tha tis really refreshing as so many fics do exactly htis- it always annoys me. And that he leaves the kingdom in Edrahil's hands so everything si taken care of. (I dont know why you have not picked up more reviews either.)

Author's Response: Thanks, I always wanted to show those two aspects of Thranduil, since he's mostly depicted as just the king. :)
Date: Jan 16 2011