We all know what happens to Gandalf during the books, but what were his secret thoughts...?
I love this!
"rest in peace on my little island"--perfect
I sense the deeper emotions at play here. I hope you were able to come to some sort of peace. This was well done. Thanks for sharing.
This was brilliant; thanks for posting :)
giant hamsters in clown suits
the great mysterious tampon...love it
Author's Response: To this day such a thing still remains an uncomfortable mystery to most men!
loved the bit about her wearing the dress; it's so true that in most of the mary sue stories of middle-earth whatever clothing the girls are given they are able to fit into without problems, and it seems always so natural to them.
Author's Response: Yes, exactly I have noticed that when a character, usually female, shows up and needs a new set of clothes there is always a gown or dress that just happens to be laying around and not only fits her perfectly but she looks absolutely beautiful and turns the head of the nearest male of course! While I don't imagine in Middle Earth typical fashion would have been tight and fitted but more loose and flowing that still does not mean everything there is 'One size fits all'
Thank you for posting this, on behalf of writers and reviewers, especially since you are both yourself! It is important for the reviewer to leave an objective commentary about what they just read, otherwise how else can the author know what they are writing is worth the while?
Author's Response: Everyone likes to know if they're doing a good job or not and reviews do just that. They boost our confidence and sometimes make us better writers. Sometimes friendships are born just because someone decided to leave feedback. You never know what will happen just by pressing that little button at the end of every story. Thank you for agreeing and for sharing your talent and your opinions. That's what it's all about.
As long as you leave the wildlife alone and don’t litter, I don’t see any reason you can’t hang around here--so precious :)
Author's Response: Thanks for reading this. Yes, our girl has a sense of humor. Hope you find this entertaining.
There is a reason Thranduil is not mentioned in Tolkien's work; you have hit upon it directly.
Author's Response: I cannot help but picture him like this. It must be good to be the king.
Oh boy....I think I discovered a renewable heat supply for the winter! It was beautifully written, and the musical inspiration was perfect!
Author's Response: I like your sense of humor. I owe the music to ladyjane. She gave me the inspiration to write this piece. There are so many songs that spark the imagination, very elvish in nature. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing this. It's nice to know there's another Thranduil enthusiast out there.
I always wonder what I would do if someone gave me a premonition of my future; I think it's best that I don't know. And here Legolas is faced with the very thing. He is very sweet in his message to Rhav. I wonder how he will feel when he sees her in Gondor.
Author's Response: I for one would not want to know. I deal better if I don't know as apposed to knowing and sweating it. And Galadriel's warning was kind of vague. It could have meant just about anything. So now begins a change in these two lovers.
Haldir's death was very saddening. I like at the very end how he slips in that he loves Rhav, could be his last laugh eh? Because she can't really follow him now. Legolas' hurt at her not taking comfort in his arms is understandable, but right now Rhav is in a mess. Hopefully she can fix her wrongs with the Prince. Like how you summarized the battle nicely.
Author's Response: Yes, you could say that. Haldir got the last word in. And she would never admit to it (and would kick my butt for saying this) but I think she had feelings for him, somewhere buried deep. Though I would not call it love. And Rhav could not have gone to Legolas. He is a part of her mess as you say. Only Antien can comfort her right now.
LMAO (laughing my ass off)!!! How utterly awkward that moment was to the two friends! And Antien is a fiesty Elf who I still love dearly! How they can go on seeing each other without that scene going through their minds is going to be tough. Nice distraction for Rhav though. And the scene with her and Legolas is touching. He is still so amiable towards her, and she remains somewhat reserved. But a good start for them both.
Author's Response: I'm glad you got a kick out of this. Think of all the laughs those two will have over the years. "Hey Rhav, remember when you grabbed my..." "You know you liked it Antien." Antien is fiesty and if you want a good read, please check out the author 'aur'. She has written a piece for my two favorite oc's. It is perfectly Antien/Glandur. She is a very good friend and has done justice to these two. It's called 'A day or so in the life of Antien and Glandur'.
I enjoyed the chapter despite its short length. I can't wait for the next chapter.
Author's Response: Nice to meet you Eldarin Princess. I hope you enjoy this tale. Chapters will not always be this short and knowing my history, there will be plenty more.
Seems they are destined to be with each other. And I love the character of Antien. Hope to see more of him in the future.
Author's Response: Thanks for this. I have never included slash in any of my stories and was worried about how my het readers would feel, which is why I only mention it in passing. But as for this tale, I think it is best I concentrate mainly on him being Rhav's best friend. He will have more scenes in the future though.
It's hard for someone who has been pressed into a certain role to forget what it is they truly want. And for Legolas to insist she remain locked up, that is cruel indeed. But how can he understand? The roles of elleth and ellon always will remain. Rhavaniel is brave to swallow her pride and dreams and have gone on with her father's wishes. In this current day and age of self wishes, the small act of compromise is what truly saves the day, but what is now lost and forgotten. Wow, the last sentence came out too philosophical than intended.
I really enjoyed this chapter. :)
Author's Response: I think Legolas is just now realizing that there is more than friendship and desire for Rhav. He's falling in love and only wants to protect her, forgetting the fact that she can manage quite well on her own. She senses this and it's just a reminder of how the males want to suppress the females, not intensionally but out of love. It's a very fine line. She is also discovering something about herself. She is a born warrior and craves the kill. This new revelation is going to fuel her need to fight and cause havoc in the future. But for now she's doing what she thinks is right and putting aside her own wants. Thanks again for reading and the kind review.
They admitted their love, hooray.
Author's Response: Thanks. Some *ahem* (as we like to call it) on it's way.
This was a great chapter. Rhav's uncertainties are still there, even though she thoroughly enjoyed the experience. And Legolas' embarassment was adoring, as well as his concern for his lady. Thank you for your description of this Prince.
Author's Response: I just had to make him have this awkward moment. It is their first time and it is not perfect as some might make it out to be. Besides, think of all the practice they will need. *wink wink*