Reviews by Irial
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: 9030
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 - 14]
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: 2592
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 18 2013
Blue Moon by L8Bleumr Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 8]
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: 2781
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: 2366
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
A Duel with Destiny by L8Bleumr Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 18]
Summary: Thranduil meets his future love, but she sees things differently. A duel ensues and it's anyone's game.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: Thranduil
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Graphic Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9475 Read Count: 11380
Published: Sep 30 2010 Updated: Oct 14 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 Reviewer: Irial Signed
Ah the price one pays for over-confidence and underestimating... Like father like Son? :D This and the previous chapter have your magic sprinkled all over them. ~ Iri

Author's Response: Legi learned from the best! Thranduil's charm definitely spilled over onto his son I think.
Date: Jan 05 2012
Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4 Reviewer: Irial Signed
Aww, what a beautiful untold tale. Loved it! ~ Iri

Author's Response: Thanks Iri. It's nice to see a new review on an old tale. It was pleasantly unexpected.
Date: Jan 05 2012
Behind the Mask by L8Bleumr Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 27]
Summary: COMPLETE Three Lothlorien brothers hope to find love or desire at the Harvest Festival. Magic is in the air and they hope to join with the elleth that has captured each of their attention.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: Haldir, Original Character, Orophin, Rúmil
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Warnings: Graphic Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13360 Read Count: 15578
Published: Oct 12 2010 Updated: Oct 20 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Wine and Conversation Reviewer: Irial Signed
Hello there! I have found another one of your tales to amuse me while I wait for you to update. This is a lovely concept, the masquerade! I can only imagine how events are going to turn out! Wonderful descriptions of the brothers. It's nice to see familiar names and traits, especially ones that I love! ~ Iri

Author's Response: Hi Iri. I haven't had a review on an old story in a long time. It's always a pleasure. I wrote this piece during a Haldir phase I think.
Date: Apr 06 2012
Title: Chapter 3: Introductions Reviewer: Irial Signed
Three brothers - same hearts, different heads! It's amazing how siblings can be so close and similar and yet so entirely different! I like this style of the story, the short transitions between each of the brothers as their stories unfold. Very clever structure! ~ Iri

Author's Response: Thank you. Being an only child, I use my husband and his 5 siblings as an example as how different they can be. But when it comes to family, they are always together.
Date: Apr 06 2012
Title: Chapter 4: Choices Reviewer: Irial Signed
I've got a strange feeling about this... there seems to be a lot of confusion going on... which of course adds to the suspense and mystery that you are the master of! ~ Iri

Author's Response: Oh, they are confused alright and with good reason.
Date: Apr 06 2012
Title: Chapter 6: Exposed Reviewer: Irial Signed
Nope. I actually thought Aranel was going to end up with Orophin, Haldir with Gliriel and Rumil and Laerwen were going to find their happy ever after. Nice twists! ~ Iri

Author's Response: Hehehe, I hoped it wouldn't be too obvious.
Date: Apr 06 2012
Title: Chapter 8: The More Things Change The More They Stay The Same Reviewer: Irial Signed
Beautiful. What a precious way to end the story. Of course Rumil would be first to marry. I like that as soon as they found each other they just knew it was right. And it's nice to see Orophin finally in a place where he feels the world is right to start his own family. As for Haldir - well some things never change right? ~ Iri

Author's Response: I've always thought of the brother's like this. Rumil is the sweetheart. Haldir is the sexy sly one and Oropphin is somewhere in between. And of all three, I never want Hal to change, lol.
Date: Apr 06 2012
Title: Chapter 9: Author's Alternate Ending Reviewer: Irial Signed
Hahahaha! Definitely a pleasing alternate ending! ~ Iri

Author's Response: This came about after some friends and I got into a discussion about the servant, aka . . . the wine wench. We all agreed that we would settle for being her and hoped to get thrown across a table by Hal. LOL, such a naughty elf he is. Thanks so much for these reviews. It's always such a gift to read them.
Date: Apr 06 2012
The Sons of Thunder by ziggy Rated: NC-17 half-star [Reviews - 317]
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: 80088
Published: Oct 15 2010 Updated: Jun 15 2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Keeping Watch Reviewer: Irial Signed
Hi ziggy. I'm new to your tale but not your works. I'm looking forward to reading this promisingly magnificent tale and I'm a little glad that I've found it late because it means there are endless chapters for me to immerse myself into. I admire your prose, structure, vocabulary and imagination. And I love your Gimli. There's just something about him :D ~ Iri

Author's Response: Hi Irial- great to hear from you! And thank you- no pressure then:) I have recently started reading it through again in preparation for re-posting it on Faerie (a newer site where lots of writers have migrated from here) and found lots of things that need tweaking. So I hope this will not be disappointing!
Date: Apr 10 2012
Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3 The Black Ships Reviewer: Irial Signed
Your imagergy and the motion of your chapters flows beautifully. Wonderful work, Ziggy! ~ Iri

Author's Response: Ooh- what a lovely comment! Thank you, Irial.
Date: Apr 11 2012
Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4 Lust Reviewer: Irial Signed
Wow. What a brawl! The tension and emotion and all this darkness! I'm on the edge of my seat! ~ Iri

Author's Response: Elrohir really loses it here and because Legolas won't back down they really do fight with intent to hurt. That just wrote itself - I felt like an observer writing that to be honest. Thank you for stopping and commenting- it makes my day!
Date: Apr 11 2012
Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5 Reviewer: Irial Signed
Elrohir is so powerful in his anger! I feel so sorry for both him and Legolas and of course Elladan, Aragorn and Gimli who are all caught up inbetween! ~ Iri

Author's Response: Yes-it's dragged them all in. And I hope Aragorn shows the difficulty he faces- he loves Elrohir, this IS his brother, but he loves Legoasl too - if you fel angry at him a bit at this time, that's fine too - I like to try to show them as not perfect.
Date: Apr 11 2012
Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6 White Wings Reviewer: Irial Signed
Oh my lord I'm nearly in tears! My heart is pounding... I actually don't know what more to say except that just by your words I'm in the clutches of sensational emotions! ~ Iri

Author's Response: It's strange to say how delighted I am that you are in tears! But knowing it's had that effect is most gratifying. Thank you, Iri.
Date: Apr 11 2012
Taming The Wild by L8Bleumr Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 156]
Summary: *COMPLETE* She was born with only one purpose, to fight. But when Legolas tries to harness her, she finds it difficult to submit for the sake of their love. She must stay true to her namesake. Rated for explicite adult (het) situations.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Haldir, Legolas, Original Character, Orophin, Rúmil, The Fellowship, Thranduil
Genres: Action/Adventure, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, Graphic Sex, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 40 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 118739 Read Count: 83919
Published: Nov 05 2010 Updated: Mar 21 2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 4: Game Over Reviewer: Irial Signed
This is really REALLY good, I'm loving the tension between Legolas and Rhavaniel and the uniqueness of their story together. Really good stuff.

Author's Response: Hello there. I see you have written a string of reviews which I am very grateful for. I'll just sum it all up in your lastest one. Thanks for all the kind words.
Date: Feb 28 2011
Title: Chapter 5: The Dance Reviewer: Irial Signed
The dance scene made me laugh. They are SO awkward! Love this stuff, you are a really good story teller : )
Date: Feb 28 2011
Title: Chapter 7: Bait and Switch Reviewer: Irial Signed
Awwwww so sad!
Date: Feb 28 2011
Title: Chapter 8: The Contest Reviewer: Irial Signed
Uh-Oh! So far I'm hook, line and sinkered into this story. So captivating!!!
Date: Feb 28 2011
Title: Chapter 10: Legolas' Secret Reviewer: Irial Signed
So upsetting for both of them that they can't be where they want to be. I know the feeling. You've captured it well.
Date: Feb 28 2011
Title: Chapter 11: The Prince's Best Day Reviewer: Irial Signed
I love the mention of the Dwarves. Legolas is so cute when he's blushing!
Date: Feb 28 2011
Title: Chapter 14: When Hearts Collide Reviewer: Irial Signed
I love the challenge in the aftermath. It's so like them! Great writing, I've been smiling like an idiot the whole time reading this. Really great stuff. I'm jealous of your skill!
Date: Feb 28 2011