Reviews by tinara
Summary: Thranduil laments the dangerous future his youngest son, Legolas, is likely to face.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Legolas, Thranduil, Original Character
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2324 Read Count: 4891
Published: Aug 21 2004 Updated: Aug 21 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chpater One Reviewer: tinara Signed
"Thranduil knew that all he could do was give Legolas all the tools he thought the young elf would need not only to survive but to prosper in whatever endeavor he chose to devote his life."
In the end I guess it's what all parents do and then they have to trust in their children to find their own way.
A very touching story, I liked it very much.

Author's Response: I agree wholeheartedly, and it's as true for elves back then as it is for humans here and now. I'm very glad you enjoyed reading my little tale.
Date: Oct 01 2010
Summary: Gimli, Merry, and Pippin convince Legolas to try a pipe...
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Merry, Pippin
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 942 Read Count: 2451
Published: Oct 08 2004 Updated: Oct 08 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Wreathed in Smoke Reviewer: tinara Signed
Poor Legolas - he should be glad they gave him their best leaf, though. It's really funny, especially the picture you presented of Legolas stalking away from camp.
Date: Jan 04 2010
Summary: Hobbits. No one ever warned me about hobbits. Post-ROTK.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Legolas, Merry, Pippin, Faramir Took
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1205 Read Count: 2609
Published: Oct 12 2004 Updated: Oct 12 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Word of Caution Regarding Hobbits Reviewer: tinara Signed
An absolutely lovely story!
Date: Dec 17 2009
Summary: [Flame of Anor Winner]Thranduil asks Gandalf to help make Legolas the happy child he was before his mother's death. But fighting for life and faced with demons of his own, the king must rely on the strength of his Greenleaf to come out of this battle alive.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Elrond, Gandalf / Olorin, Legolas, Thranduil
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 51315 Read Count: 22988
Published: Oct 23 2004 Updated: Dec 18 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 18: Epilogue Reviewer: tinara Signed
This is a wonderful story. I very much enjoyed reading it.
Your concept of elven magic was beautifully described, invoking it through a song seems very fitting to me. This way it is marked as something special, different from Gandalf's magic which he channels through his staff.

Author's Response: Yes, I envisioned the magic of the elves to be different from the usual wizard magic. Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying the stories I posted here.;)
Date: Feb 17 2010
Summary: The Elrond/Gilraen arc is a series of ficlets playing with the idea of a possible love interaction between Elrond Half-Elven and Gilraen, Aragorn's mother, for we know that Aragorn was brought up in Rivendell and that Gilraen died there. The idea of the couple was appealing to me so I decided to try writing several moments of their relationship.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Elrond, Gilraen
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1502 Read Count: 3578
Published: Nov 08 2004 Updated: Jul 15 2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Andune Reviewer: tinara Signed
Mh, interesting development. I guess it could happen, I'm glad you point out, that it is only the spur of the moment, though.
Date: Aug 06 2009
Summary: When Doriath fell, the twin sons of Dior were abandoned in the woods to starve to death. But maybe the forest did not want the young Elves to die.
Categories: Book Verse Slash Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Incest, Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 36851 Read Count: 18226
Published: Nov 19 2004 Updated: Apr 20 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 14: Epilogue Reviewer: tinara Signed
A great story. It's great how the twins changed and developed over time. You gave them true personalities and let them find their way.
I like you story, as you let them be found only after they have grown and found a life for themselves - so they couldn't be used by others for whatever purpose. On the other hand it's good, that at least some people know they survived.

Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed it and felt the twins really come alive for you - it took me years to write this (what can I say? I'm slow!) and over that period they really did develop from frightened children into self-assured adult Elves in my mind as well, and it was wonderful getting to know them over the course of the story.

Yeah - I liked the idea of one pr two of the powerful, ancient Elves of Middle Earth secretly knowing what did become of them, and it's good to think that the way things turned out suited both the twins well! Thanks again!
Date: Jan 22 2010
Summary: Reconciled with Elrond, Thranduil sends his elfling to enjoy childhood in a mischief-filled Imladris. Takes place after The Strength of One Green Leaf, but can be a standalone piece.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Legolas, Elrond, Elrohir, Thranduil, Elladan
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5331 Read Count: 5512
Published: Dec 19 2004 Updated: Dec 26 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 3: Part 3 Reviewer: tinara Signed
This is great, it's so funny, I almost howled with laughter.
I'm glad to see your Legolas in so high spirits, and the twins as well, after the previous ordeals.

Author's Response: Yes, they do deserve some happiness after all that. ;) I'm glad you're enjoying it! Thank you! ;)
Date: Feb 17 2010
Summary: A typical winter evening by the hearth in Imladris. Two elvenlords wage war, Glorfindel tells stories, three elflings listen, and Erestor has control of the scene. Takes place after Of Elflings and Adolescents, but can stand alone.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Legolas, Elrond, Elrohir, Thranduil, Elladan, Glorfindel, Erestor
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1614 Read Count: 3940
Published: Dec 29 2004 Updated: Dec 29 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Winter Evening in Imladris Reviewer: tinara Signed
This sounds as if it's great fun to be there, on a winnter's eve!
Very amusing and heart-warming.

Author's Response: I appreciate how you went through my stories and reviewed them in detail! Thank you. ;)
Date: Feb 19 2010
Summary: After a tormented Lady Celebrian is found, the House of Elrond is shadowed in grief. With faithful Glorfindel and Erestor by their side, can the broken family survive the loss and find joy again?
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Arwen, Elrond, Elrohir, Celeborn, Galadriel, Elladan, Glorfindel, Erestor
Genres: Drama, Angst
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 15907 Read Count: 17193
Published: Dec 31 2004 Updated: Feb 13 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 12: Beloved Reviewer: tinara Signed
This is an amazing story, it's so sad but nevertheless beautiful, intriguing and very intense.
The grief and the unability to make sense of what happened is palpable in the atmosphere of the story.
It's the most beautiful story I've read dealing with Celebrians departure.

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you are enjoying it. ;)
Date: Feb 11 2010
Summary: Of Denethor and Faramir as told from Denethor's POV, and how misinterpreted words can have drastic consequences.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Pippin, Gandalf / Olorin, Faramir, Denethor, Imrahil
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2714 Read Count: 2183
Published: May 05 2005 Updated: May 05 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Unmeant Bitterness Reviewer: tinara Signed
Hi! A great story! All the characters are portrayed as in the book and yet it explains all the misunderstandings. Yes, there are far too much Evil-Denethor-Fics and far too few fics as yours, staying in canon and illuminating the relationship between Denethor and Faramir in a realistic and possble way. Tinara
Date: Dec 12 2005
Lord of Darkness by Calanthriel Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Companion piece to Lady of Sorrows. What does Melkor think of it all?
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Morgoth / Melkor, Other
Genres: Romance, Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 692 Read Count: 2080
Published: May 12 2005 Updated: May 12 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One Reviewer: tinara Signed
Hi! I find the idea that Melkor restraint Ungolianth and only because of that decision there are the sun and the moon. I think this argument makes "your" Melkor believable. Keep writing! Tinara
Date: Aug 08 2005
By the Sea by Kokki Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 32]
Summary: Éomer & Lothíriel — A bittersweet look at Éomer and Lothíriel's relationship and how it blossomed into the greatest love of all time. The wedding night can be extremely awkward, particularly if your marriage was arranged for a political alliance.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Lothiriel
Genres: Romance, Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 73101 Read Count: 34126
Published: May 21 2005 Updated: Feb 23 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 13: Ghost of Meduseld Reviewer: tinara Signed
I unpatiently wait for the next chapter! I hope facing Eomer will not be too hard for Lothiriel AND I hope Eomer will soon recover to stand by her side!
Date: Aug 27 2005
Title: Chapter 20: Rising Sun Reviewer: tinara Signed
Hi! I´m overjoied to read, that you continue the story! I like that you, even after he left Edoras, follow Elfhelm´s thoughts. The poor man, can he not find someone else? It seems that Eomer grows familiar again with Lothiriel, hopefully his feelings for her will as well reawaken! Great chapter! Tinara
Date: Jan 27 2006
An Unlikely Lust by sagewolf Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 47]
Summary: Thranduil wants to make his feelings known and help Haldir get over the object of his affections... with a little help, of course.
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Haldir, Legolas, Orophin, Thranduil
Genres: Romance, Drama, Erotica
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing), Graphic Sex, AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 33757 Read Count: 32990
Published: Aug 21 2005 Updated: Jan 14 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17 Reviewer: tinara Signed
Hi! I just read the whole story and must confess that it disturbed me greatly. I cannot get it out of my mind and so I have to ask some (rethorical) questions. But please don´t get me wrong, I´m not flaming. Do you really think, that if such despoty ruled in Lothlorien as well as in the Greenwood, these elven kingdoms would have existed that long? Do you think that nobody would stand up and try a revolution if there really was this two-sided law? Because ih Rumils and Legolas roles would be reversed, nobody would have dared to whip Legolas! I think it very sad, that you give no hope in your story, that something can be done against despoty! In your story Legolas and his foolish thoughts of being "better" win. In reality this is too often true. And yet there are people standing up and achieving at least somesthing, but all your characters just stand by and let it happen. How could Celeborn let a subject of his be whipped for no crime at all, as Legolas obviously enjoied what happened? If he had gone through with him, he would have been killed? If he had truly insulted Legolas his tongue would have been cut out? Don´t you think that whipping will do great damage to his consciousness and demeanor? Do you think he can go back to normal? Will whipping again become general punishment in Lothlorien? You see, your story greatly affected me, more than once I would have liked to shake some sense into your characters. Oh and don´t you think they have public trials in Lothlorien? Or that Thranduil is old and experienced enough to win that little argument with Legolas and make him see how wrong he is? Why does he not punish him for not doing his duty but taking his pleasure from whipping Rumil? Don´t you think elves possess laws, everyone has to follow? Tinara

Author's Response: I see where you are coming from, I honestly do, and similar concerns have been mentioned before. My only gripe is that, in this sort of story (meaning slash) it is all left up to questions of the reader. There are physical injustices done in the story, but in most stories I read that are not labelled just fluff, there as been equal amounts of psychological torments. I've even seen things pushing as far as having elves enslaved by humans. And, even though I write slash, I always ask the questions, "would elves be involved in homosexual relationships?" "would they sleep with siblings?" "would a commoner ever shack up with a lord or a king?" "would male elves ever actually have babies?" It is something , all of it, that has to be left to the reader. This is one of those stories you either love or hate, as are most. I'm sorry the story disturbed you, and I hope it didn't completely turn you off because it is the only one of this nature that I've done before (and actually came completely from groups of challenges from readers, including the punishment). But a lot of the slash written about the elves is rather disturbing in many ways, it just depends on what you can take and what you cannot, as well as what aspects of reality are accepted for these characters and what ones are not.
Date: Jan 31 2006
Dragonfire by White Wolf Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 58]
Summary: Legolas and Aragorn discover an injured young dragon and offer their help. What happens as a result ends up in an adventure none of them could have imagined. This story won first place in the MC Awards 2006 for Best Action Story.

Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Original Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 69116 Read Count: 29568
Published: Aug 22 2005 Updated: Jul 20 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 18: Chapter Eighteen Reviewer: tinara Signed
Hi! I wonder how Aragorn is to help Legolas - if he finds him - to break the influence of the necklace. And what will Treco´s part be in this? Tinara

Author's Response: Hello. I wish I could cure your curiosity, but then that would spoil the rest of the story, wouldn\'t it? Just stay tuned for further developments. :o)
Date: Apr 11 2006
Survival Guide by Calanthriel Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 8]
Summary: The Mightiest of Heros cannot survive or defeat them, the most Cunning of all are flumoxed by them and the Innocent become traumatized. Read to survive
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Legolas, Merry, Original Character, Pippin, Sam, Aragorn, Arwen, Boromir, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Faramir, Frodo, Gimli, Haldir
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 17319 Read Count: 8839
Published: Aug 27 2005 Updated: Oct 17 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 4: Classification Part A Reviewer: tinara Signed
Well, I like it and you´re SO right!
Date: Aug 28 2005
Little Moments by Dark_Elf Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: This is just a collection of drabbles and short-one chapter stories. Has it's mixture of dwarves, elves, men and hobbits. Read and Review please!
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Bilbo, Drogo Baggins, Frodo, Merry, Original Character, Other, Pippin, Primula Baggins, Rosie, Sam
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1192 Read Count: 8456
Published: Nov 12 2005 Updated: Feb 16 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Father and Son Moment Reviewer: tinara Signed
I like this 1. part best. A really touching scene!

Author's Response: Why thank you. I got the inspiration from a comercial, lol. I am so glad you liked it. ^_^
Date: Feb 09 2006
Summary: I am Eruanna Mernaselde of the house of the Tree, once I was called Anne Marie Buchanan and I will be known by that name again. This is my story, a true story, although it all occured, in the stillness between two moments. LaiqualasseOC not Mary Sue. This is a multi-age fic and isn't going to be light reading. It will encompass two of the major wars of Middle-Earth, as well as some other important events. Rape is put down as a warning because it will be an issue delt with later in the story.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Elrond, Elwing, Galadriel, Gil-Galad, Glorfindel, Idril, Maglor, Original Character, Sauron, Thranduil, Tuor
Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death, Rape
Series: None
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 32220 Read Count: 19149
Published: Nov 23 2005 Updated: Dec 29 2007 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Beginning Reviewer: tinara Signed
Hi! I really like the style and your way of introducing the character. I hope for the next chapter soon! Tinara
Date: Nov 24 2005
Title: Chapter 3: A Chance to Gain Trust Reviewer: tinara Signed
Hi! I think you´ve done an excellent job with this chapter, describing realistically how one would feel waking up in middle-earth! It´s refreshing to read such a good story with a human character and to be able to "feel" his motives and actions. Keep up writing! Tinara
Date: Nov 27 2005
Title: Chapter 4: Trust Reviewer: tinara Signed
Hi! It seems as if Lord Gilmir wii cause some trouble in future with his dilike of Eruanna, but I hope this won´t have dire consequences. I guess (and hope!) she will get to know more elves and Laiqualasse better when the company arrives at the sea.? Update soon! Tinara
Date: Nov 30 2005
Title: Chapter 5: The Teacher Reviewer: tinara Signed
Hi! Just again a great chapter. The way you describe the elves is wonderful, because you give them greatness and wisdom. Please update soon! Tinara
Date: Dec 05 2005
Title: Chapter 8: Days of Peace (Part 1) Reviewer: tinara Signed
Hi! Well, another great chapter. It´s wonderful that Eruanna is making friends. Does she still play with Earendil or has he found other playmates? Will Laiqualasse continue her fighting lessons? I´m sure she will will need them in later times. I´m waiting for the next chapter, so please update soon. Tinara
Date: Dec 17 2005
Title: Chapter 12: Elwing Reviewer: tinara Signed
Hi! Well, at least this is a good breaking point for the story, as I know everybody safe for the time. So, good luck for your surgery and until september! Tinara
Date: Apr 03 2006
Summary: Love stories are not all favours and kisses, as the King of Rohan finds when he plans to wed Lothiriel of Dol Amroth.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Faramir, Other, Imrahil, Lothiriel
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 13912 Read Count: 10777
Published: Dec 29 2005 Updated: Jan 04 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 4: Chapter IV: The Funeral of Théoden; A betrothal or two: Part I Reviewer: tinara Signed
Hi! I find the relationship between the brothers of Lothiriel very interesting. Will Eomer and Lothiriel get to know each other better before they are married? They hardly know anything about the other. Please update soon, Tinara.

Author's Response: thanks, ive written the other chapters and i am just about to update them now. tell us what you think, Helen
Date: Jan 01 2006
Title: Chapter 7: VII: The Great year of Plenty; The courtship of King Éomer of Rohan and Lothíriel, Princess of Dol Amroth. Part II Reviewer: tinara Signed
Hi! Well, that´s interesting! Imrahil´s reaction shows just how old-fashioned he is. But I agree that his reaction is canon, though I pity Lothiriel should her actions be discovered. I´m awaiting the next chapters! Tinara
Date: Jan 04 2006