Reviews by Irial
Summary: Everyone knows that Legolas' mother is not around in LOTR or The Hobbit. But why not? A sad tale of a tragic death, and a grieving family. Set TA 145, when Legolas is aged 10.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Legolas, Thranduil, Other
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 17545 Read Count: 7972
Published: Nov 28 2004 Updated: Nov 28 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 7: Healing Reviewer: Irial Signed
This is a great chapter! I love the story about the King wearing his breeches while swimming!
Date: Feb 25 2011
Title: Chapter 8: Girith’s Surprise Reviewer: Irial Signed
This is a very sweet story, made me smile a lot! Great work : )
Date: Feb 25 2011
My "Desperado" by iggybaby Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 4]
Summary: A rhyming poem. Explains the betrayal I feel about a certain Dude, although I may have exagerated a bit. It's complicated to explain so don't ask(Aerlinniel, that means you).
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Poetry, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 84 Read Count: 1452
Published: Nov 13 2006 Updated: Nov 13 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Irial Signed
Ouch! Whatever happened sounds like he was a jerk. But he made you write something powerful! And that's a plus for us, your readers :D ~ Iri

Author's Response: Thanks for that! I'm glad you have liked my poems! ~iggybaby
Date: Apr 08 2012
False Hope by iggybaby Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: I wrote this because I just recently saw the guy I really, really like and I found myself thinking, he's looking at me. He's looking at me. The Song basically tells how confused I am and how can I dare to hope.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 183 Read Count: 1915
Published: Dec 09 2006 Updated: Dec 09 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Irial Signed
I can relate to this so well, just from a recent experience. Very moving!

Author's Response: I think that most people can at some point in their life. Thanks for the review! ~iggybaby
Date: Mar 13 2011
Summary: A song I wrote in memory of my old elementary school. Thanks to some Stupid people, the newer, nicer and healthier school is closing.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 119 Read Count: 2095
Published: Jan 10 2007 Updated: Jan 10 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Irial Signed
Awww sadness! You've expressed your longing for this place very well ~ Iri
Date: Apr 08 2012
I Am What I Am by iggybaby Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: A song I made up on the spot. I think the theme is love, not a hundred percent sure.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 79 Read Count: 1635
Published: Jan 25 2007 Updated: Jan 25 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Irial Signed
Beautiful flow and straight to the point! Good work ~ Iri
Date: Apr 08 2012
Summary: A song I wrote about obsessive love. It goes along the love tune from the Lion king II.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Poetry, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 158 Read Count: 1126
Published: Jan 27 2007 Updated: Jan 27 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Irial Signed
This is very sweet iggybaby. I was singing it out loud. Very touching. And very true - Iri
Date: Apr 10 2011
Summary: An AU story that dares to ask: What if the Eagles had not come for Frodo & Sam? Surely there would have been a monument...Not as sad as you might suppose!
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Bilbo, Faramir, Frodo, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Legolas, Merry, Original Character, Pippin
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fantasy, General
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11326 Read Count: 5294
Published: Feb 04 2007 Updated: Feb 04 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 4: Epilogue Reviewer: Irial Signed
An absolutely delightful alternate ending. Well written, well done - Iri

Author's Response: Thank you very much Irial!:):):):) ~~~~~{~@
Date: Apr 13 2011
Summary: Poems and dramatic monologues from the viewpoints of various Tolkien characters.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Bilbo, Boromir, Elrond, Faramir, Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Legolas, Merry, Pippin, Sam, Saruman, The Fellowship, Witch King
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Fantasy, General, Horror, Poetry, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 44 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 10247 Read Count: 39836
Published: Feb 05 2007 Updated: Apr 19 2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Upon Meeting Arwen (Aragorn) Reviewer: Irial Signed
So, I'm not going to lie - most of these induced tears!! You have a beautiful gift with words and imagery, woven into these heart-wrenching poems. It's a rare talent, but you own it! Well done! - Iri

Author's Response: What a lovely compliment! I am delighted that my efforts can move people so. Thank you so much for telling me! hugs ~~~~~{~@
Date: Apr 13 2011
Summary: A song I wrote three nights ago when there was a lunar eclipse. Basically about love.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 144 Read Count: 2138
Published: Mar 05 2007 Updated: Mar 05 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Irial Signed
The imagery is so moving. I find that I can relate to your work so well. Wish I had a brilliant poetic mind like yours!! xo

Author's Response: Aww thanks! I only do well in free verse though; as soon as I need to rhyme and meter than I'm completely terrible! Thanks for the review!~iggybaby
Date: Mar 14 2011
Summary: During the decade following the War of the Ring, King Elessar and Queen Undómiel work tirelessly to reunify the kingdom and institute governmental reforms. Most of the war-weary population embraces the King’s peacetime policies and building projects as prosperity and opportunity slowly return to Gondor and beyond. Old enemies resurface, however, as four villains emerge to cast covetous eyes upon the southern provinces and form an evil alliance which will threaten the stability of the empire and even the safety of the royal family.

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Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Beregond, Celeborn, Celebrían, Elfwine, Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Erkenbrand, Faramir, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Gwaihir, Landroval, Legolas, Lothiriel, Meneldor the Swift, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Sam
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Erotica, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, Graphic Sex, Slash (same sex pairing), Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 42 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 305693 Read Count: 60904
Published: Sep 09 2007 Updated: Feb 04 2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 40: Council on the Pelennor Reviewer: Irial Signed
Hi Karlmir Stonewain! I don't believe we've met. My name is Irial, pleased to meet you. Now introductions aside allow me to review! So I'm the sort of person who usually reviews chapter by chapter but I've only recently come across this amazing tale and found that I could hardly wait for the next chapter to stop and review so I thought I'd wait to the end. Four hours straight and here we are! And I must say, the characters, the plots, the twists and turns and everything about this tale was... well you know what I don't think there's even a word for how good it was. I could sit here like a thesaurus and list them all but suffice it to say; I LOVE your work. Excellent. If I had a glass I'd be raising it with a very pompous 'Hear hear, jolly good work'. But I don't. And I'm an Aussie so you get 'Top job mate, and keep it coming!' :D

Author's Response: Thank you very much, Irial. It was very refreshing to get a review for this story immediately after I resumed work on it. Please feel free to look at my bio page and my other stories, essays and poetry. I would also appreciate your correspondence.
Date: Jan 06 2012
Summary: Title says all.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: The 10 songs/dances etc That Would Confuse/Scare etc the LOTR Characters
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 210 Read Count: 7656
Published: Dec 18 2007 Updated: Dec 18 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Irial Signed
Too funny! Half these characters would give me nightmares, lol! You could scare the crap out of the Hobbits and tell them Barney is the great Hobbit-eater and randomly chooses a well-known target every ten years or so... and then charge them for the therapy sessions you'll happily give them to help through their trauma! ~ Iri
Date: Feb 18 2013
Spreading My Wings by iggybaby Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 8]
Summary: My name is Haefwered and I am the daughter of a simple Rohan farmer. I was always a free spirit, always yearning to fly free of this world. Suddenly my whole world was torn down before my eyes when I was told I had to marry a man I didn't know. I knew I had to do something; I would not let my life be ruled by the duties that the patriarchal society deemed proper. So I ran away. I wasn't expecting to find any adventure and I certainly was not expecting to fall in love.

This is the story of a young feminist in middle earth seeking to break the ties that ground her.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Eomer, Eowyn, Gríma, Háma, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Théoden, Théodred
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fantasy
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), First Draft, Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 7943 Read Count: 7214
Published: Dec 17 2008 Updated: Aug 04 2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Prologue Reviewer: Irial Signed
*Phew* had me worried there for a minute!! More please!!

Author's Response: Will do my best to update soon! ~iggybaby

Author's Response: Will do my best to update soon! ~iggybaby
Date: Feb 28 2011
Title: Chapter 4: Fire Reviewer: Irial Signed
Wha? This is end? NOOOOOOO! This is great! Any chance you could write more???

Author's Response: Whoops my bad! I mean that I had to end the chapter that way lol. There will def be more to the story, it has barely begun! ~iggybaby
Date: Feb 28 2011
Title: Chapter 5: Terrible darkness Reviewer: Irial Signed
Wow. That's just about enough to put anyone off marriage!! Intense stuff! - Iri
Date: Apr 22 2011
Summary: A response to Bad Beginnings by Elven_Fforestydd. I apologize to everyone.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Arathorn
Genres: Other
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Challenges: Bad Beginnings
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 61 Read Count: 1626
Published: Apr 22 2009 Updated: Apr 22 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Irial Signed
Hahahahahahaha - sorry I really couldn't resist. This is very clever!! ~ Iri
Date: Feb 19 2013
Summary: What went through Elrond's mind when he gave the only daughter he had to Aragorn? How deep was his love for the Evenstar? This story tells of the struggle a father has to face in the face of his child's mortality
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Asfaloth, Elrond, Gandalf / Olorin, Glorfindel, Legolas
Genres: Family, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2113 Read Count: 1310
Published: May 29 2010 Updated: May 29 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Giving Her Away - A Father's Tale Reviewer: Irial Signed
This is a lovely chapter. Not many people have looked into how Elrond might be feeling the day he gives his precious daughter to the world of men. Wonderfully captured ~ Iri
Date: Apr 09 2012
Summary: Brynwyn, daughter of the chief advisor of Mirkwood, is sent to Treetown (a human town) from Lothlorien on the matter of gaining diplomatic experience. As such, Haldir is appointed as her guardian. But before the journey has even begun, they fall into each other’s bad graces. Will they survive the trip and each other? Or succumb to hatred and disdain.

This story contains images Read & Review (helps inspire)
Categories: Off Topic Characters: Celeborn, Galadriel, Haldir, Other Canon Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Graphic Sex, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 26 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 27278 Read Count: 28707
Published: Jun 22 2010 Updated: Apr 04 2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: First Impressions Reviewer: Irial Signed
This is a very good tale so far!! Love the tension between Haldir and Brynwyn! Makes me want to knock their heads together! Great Penmanship and I love the graphics : ) xx
Date: Feb 28 2011
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: 2052
Published: Jun 30 2010 Updated: Jun 30 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Bit Of Advice Reviewer: Irial Signed
Hear hear! L8Bleumr, your honesty and insight is spot on. I love reading your reviews (and all others) including the ones where you've kindly pointed out an error or two! I totally agree, it helps us as authors to grow and develope and encourages us, and us as reviewers to understand that authors are not fishing for compliments, but rather trying to get a feel for what readers like about our style/story etc. Very true and great advice here. - Iri

Author's Response: I'm glad you agree. Of course we would be lying if we said we didn't care about reviews, but you're right, they are about more than praise. I have learned quite a bit from some of my reviewers and it has helped me to improve. We're all in this together and we should help support one another.
Date: Apr 03 2011
Summary: Just three strands of hair... The gift of Galadriel through Gimli's eyes.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Galadriel, Gimli
Genres: Poetry, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 176 Read Count: 1079
Published: Jul 26 2010 Updated: Jul 26 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Galadriel's Gift Reviewer: Irial Signed
Hi NessaMahtar. Great structure and imagery. Who knew Gimli was such a poetic soul? : D No seriously, this is really nice. xx

Author's Response: Haha such a lyricist, that one ;) And thanks! =)
Date: Apr 03 2011
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: 7333
Published: Aug 10 2010 Updated: Aug 12 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 Reviewer: Irial Signed
Hello Whisper. We've not met yet I think. I'm Irial, a relative newcomer to this sight. I've heard of you through Lisse and L8Bleumr and I must say I'm surprised that I haven't heard your name tossed around more!! I'm in awe of how much emotion you can pack into such short chapters (it takes me ten years to say anything) and your literacy skills and vocabulary leave me envious. A pleasure to read and be assured that I will be reading the rest of your works!! ~ Iri
Date: Apr 08 2012
Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6 Reviewer: Irial Signed
*beneath the unfurling leaves of the re-awoken trees*
That kind of imagery and vocab could keep me hooked for days on end. Wonderful! ~ Iri
Date: Apr 08 2012
Worth The Risk by L8Bleumr Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 6]
Summary: An Elf and a Shieldmaiden fall in forbidden love.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Eowyn, Legolas
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Graphic Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8809 Read Count: 2187
Published: Aug 10 2010 Updated: Aug 10 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Worth The Risk Reviewer: Irial Signed
That 'one kiss' sent little shivers running up my spine! So sweet! 'Eowyn's stare alone would have taken down a cave troll' - hahaha I love this phrase!

A beautiful re-imagination of the relationship between Eowyn and Legolas. Wonderfully written as always. I now have sweaty palms lol!! ~ Iri

Author's Response: omg, this is such an old story. I'm almost embarrassed for you to read it, but it's who I was back then. I sure hope I've improved. Still, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I just want to say thank you for all these reviews you've left. It's been fun to open my emails and see a bunch of alerts. It's very thoughtful of you to take the time to read and review them all. I wish there were more people like you, who knew the importance of a few kind words.
Date: Feb 19 2013
Blue Moon by L8Bleumr Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 5]
Summary: She has admired Orophin from afar. But when she finally meets him, can she tell him her true feelings? A story of distant love.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: Original Character, Orophin
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Graphic Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4471 Read Count: 2285
Published: Aug 23 2010 Updated: Aug 23 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Blue Moon Reviewer: Irial Signed
I'm so jealous of you! No matter what you are writing - epic adventures or shrot sidetales - you have an amazing ability to draw in your readers and dazzle them! If I was any more jealous I'd be turning green and bursting out of my shirt! ~ Iri

Author's Response: LOL. Well, don't lose your shirt over it. Gosh I wrote this so long ago. I'm afraid to go back and read these older stories. I know I'll see all kinds of things that will make me cringe, but that was my best at the time. Glad you enjoyed it though.
Date: Apr 07 2012
Summary: What would you do if you found elves hiding in your closet?
Categories: Off Topic Characters: Haldir, Legolas, Orophin, Rúmil
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 840 Read Count: 2022
Published: Aug 27 2010 Updated: Aug 27 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Inspiration In The Closet Reviewer: Irial Signed
Oh so *that's* where you get your inspiration. Funny, mine lives under my bed. Another one hides in the car. Isn't it random where they pop up? What a great, fun little side-story!

Author's Response: Well, I try to keep them in control by shutting them in there, but they always manage to escape at the most inconvenient times, usually when I am nowhere near my computer.
Date: Apr 28 2011