Reviews by sylc
Love is Funny That Way by Ria, Adora Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 2]
Summary: These are short pieces based on the "Longmire does romance novels" covers, from Aelfwine's challenge. See the covers at:
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Amroth, Goldberry, Nimrodel, Witch King
Genres: Humor, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: Sillier Stories, A Challenging Face, But What a View!
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 736 Read Count: 5924
Published: Apr 23 2006 Updated: Apr 24 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 3: The Horror in the Dungeons Reviewer: Susan Signed
Goodness, what a dark twist! And delivered so coolly. Very effective. Thanks for sharing.

Author's Response: Thanks.
Date: Oct 04 2006
Summary: Elrond seeks tea and gets chocolate instead. For lotrallslash Daily Drabble Challenge: "Chocolate."

Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse, Book Verse Slash, Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Aragorn, Elrond
Genres: General
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 259 Read Count: 2488
Published: May 08 2006 Updated: May 08 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Afternoon Delight Reviewer: sylc Signed
*grins* Your little Estel stories are so adorable and realistic, Numenora. Thanks for putting a big smile on my face.

Author's Response: You are very welcome and thank you for returning the favor! I am smiling as I type this response to you kind review. *big hug*
Date: Dec 23 2009
Cold Iron by gythia Rated: G [Reviews - 10]
Summary: Arwen and Eowyn discuss the odd things that Men believe about elves.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Arwen
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 886 Read Count: 1545
Published: May 09 2006 Updated: May 09 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: sylc Signed
I enjoyed this story. I really like the idea of Arwen unwittingly inspiring a misconception about elves. I also enjoyed your portrayal of her friendship with Eowyn. Thank you for sharing this piece.

Author's Response: thanks! If you're a fan of other works besides Tolkien, I've also got a lot of fanfic on
Date: Sep 09 2009
Summary: A short ficlet: Glorfindel must face evil that he has never known before, evil that is greater than the one of the Barlog's... The sad thing is, he has to face evil every week and doesn't know how he gets into it.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Glorfindel, Legolas, Lindir
Genres: Angst, General, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 396 Read Count: 2035
Published: May 21 2006 Updated: May 21 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Facing Evil Reviewer: Susan Signed
Made me smile. (^_^)

*rereads last section* Ah! How evil of Elrond to make his staff babysit double trouble (though it makes complete sense - leaders always delegate the hard tasks such and such *sighs*).

Author's Response: Thanks Susan! :) Yes, Elrond is rather \"evil\" to Glorfindel. Of course leaders always avoid the hard things. \"How else would you do the easy things?\"
Date: May 28 2006
The Prayer by RINGLORD69 Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 2]
Summary: When you need help who do you turn to?
Categories: Actor Fics Characters: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 769 Read Count: 1198
Published: May 28 2006 Updated: May 28 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Susan Signed
Please only use three dots in your ellipses. Please also correctly format your story as a courtesy to your readers. ~Admin
Date: Apr 05 2007
Summary: All letters to Galadriel, let's say, didn't appeal to the Lady of Light herself.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Galadriel
Genres: General, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 194 Read Count: 1540
Published: Jun 04 2006 Updated: Jun 04 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Letters Reviewer: Susan Signed
*snickers* Nice one. The city did look pretty decked out.
Date: Apr 03 2007
by Rated: [Reviews - ]
Categories: Orphan Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 0 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 0 Read Count: 0
Published: Dec 31 1969 Updated: Dec 31 1969 [Report This]
Title: None Reviewer: Susan Signed
Please spell check, grammar-check, and properly format your story as a courtesy to your readers. ~Admin
Date: Apr 05 2007
Summary: Slash. Legolas is in pain and Aragorn lends his aid. Written for lj community 50passages, Prompt: 013. Also for 25fluffyfics lj community,
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas
Genres: None
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 724 Read Count: 7828
Published: Jun 16 2006 Updated: Jun 16 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: ...For the Brave & True Reviewer: sylc Signed
I really enjoyed reading this short story, Numenora. It's concise, cleverly written, cheeky, and the twist is delightful. Lovely work, yet again, from you.

Author's Response: You are so sweet--Thank you, sweetie! I'm truly pleased you liked it. *hugs*
Date: Dec 22 2009
Summary: Sauron's quite return has blown Gondor into wonder and worriement so many ranger patrols have been sent out but soon , Haramir son of Darlond, discovers an orc party that seem like a spie party which ultimately leads to a chain of events that set Middle-Earth into a clamactic war of which has never seen before!
Categories: Book-verse, Crossovers Characters: Aragorn, Aragorn, Legolas, Legolas, Merry, Merry, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Original Character, Pippin, Pippin, Sam, Sam, Saruman, Saruman, Sauron, Sauron, Treebeard, Treebeard
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2200 Read Count: 3512
Published: Jun 23 2006 Updated: Jul 23 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Susan Signed
Please grammar-check and format your story correctly as a courtesy to your readers. ~Admin
Date: Apr 03 2007
A’mael by Numenora Rated: PG [Reviews - 7]
Summary: Slash. Aragorn & Legolas drabble. Written for 25fluffyfics Challenge, Prompt: 'Reunion.'

Categories: Book Verse Slash, Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Aragorn, Legolas
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 149 Read Count: 2746
Published: Jun 30 2006 Updated: Jun 30 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A’mael Reviewer: sylc Signed
I love it when the written word creates immediate, tangible images in my head. This brief drabble does exactly that - a breathless, joyous, starved reunion. Thanks, Numenora.

Author's Response: You are so welcome and thank you for your wonderful feedback! You make me glad that I write. :)
Date: Dec 23 2009
A Welcome Guest by Naurring Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 3]
Summary: A terrible storm leads a Galadhrim into Melpomaen's arms.
Categories: Movie-verse, Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Melpomaen
Genres: General, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Slash (same sex pairing)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3197 Read Count: 1993
Published: Jul 03 2006 Updated: Jul 03 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Welcome Guest Reviewer: sylc Signed
I really enjoyed reading this deftly written story and am so glad I found it. The way you've conveyed the environments, and especially the transition from the gritty reality of the storm to the sensual peace, is just wonderful. Thank you for an enjoyable read.
Date: Dec 23 2009
Summary: This is the continuing saga of a 36 year old female soldier who finds herself in Middle Earth during The Return of the King. This is part one of a series which will follow the plot of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings books. She is not a tenth walker and the events as written by Professor Tolkien will not be rewritten to accommodate her. Her part in the story and her interactions with the main characters will occur in places and times that Tolkien did not include in his writings.

I claim ownership of none of J.R.R. Tolkien's original plot or characters; however, Elaura and her story Typically Atypical are Copyrighted 2006.

Categories: Book-verse Characters: Arwen, Beorn, Bilbo, Celeborn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Galadriel, Glin, Glorfindel, Gollum, Haldir, Lindir, Nazgl, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Orophin, Other Canon Character, Rmil, The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fantasy, General, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Other, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death, Violence
Series: Typically Atypical
Chapters: 37 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 157423 Read Count: 124251
Published: Sep 07 2006 Updated: Oct 21 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 11: Lindir and Erestor Reviewer: Susan Signed
Yes, I prefer bolded to underlined titles... though now they attract perhaps more attention than necessary... hm.

I usually put titles in just italics... but I guess that might confuse them with the thought and in-elvish sections. Maybe not, though... For your information, I had no problem discerning between thought and in-elvish. Ulp, I'm babbling and possibly making you stress. Sorry.

Author's Response: Hey, ALL feedback is appreciated. Even though I\'m really bad about comma splices I try to keep things as grammatically sound as possible. It\'s a pet peeve of mine when I read a story and get hung up on a misspelling or a typo and have to reread something to understand it. I\'m glad the italics aren\'t confusing. I had to denote thoughts somehow. Foriegn words are usually in italics in literature, too. Without underlining (which as you said is particular to links) bold text was the only way to go for book and movie titles. Glad you are enjoying the story. I\'m almost becoming obsessed with it, myself.
Date: Sep 18 2006
Title: Chapter 12: A Visitor, Lessons, Elronds Table, and Bilbos Secret Reviewer: Susan Signed
Hee - love the 'see author's note above' XD Made me giggle... and just so you know, it didn't distract me from enjoying the story.

Author's Response: Glad to hear it. Much of what I write is fairly accurate, but I\'d rather not have lawyers tracking me down, you know?
Date: Sep 18 2006
Title: Chapter 13: Battlefield Medicine Reviewer: Susan Signed
You just get better and better... I almost cried. 'Modern' medicine meets elvish medicine... and so beautifully handled. Beautiful work.

Author's Response: Thank you! A lot of the herblore and especially the dandelions came directly from a conversation I had with my mother. You would not believe how much feedback I\'m getting and how much it helps!
Date: Sep 18 2006
Title: Chapter 6: My most embarrassing moment . . . I hope Reviewer: Susan Signed
Mwah! Mwah! Mwah! *kisses the fic* This fic is a real treasure; I absolutely love it! (*_*) Flippant, wonderfully written, full of gorgeously portrayed elves, and so hilarious! Thank you for a wonderful read! *favourites*

Author's Response: Hey! A new reader! Thanks for the support. I have to stop myself every now and then because my character gets too serious and starts talking like the elves, you know, too proper. I step back and re-write it until she comes back to earth.
Date: Sep 12 2006
Title: Chapter 5: Personal Hygiene in Middle Earth Reviewer: Susan Signed
By the way, I'm very much looking forward to finding out what's with those berries. *quivers with the suspense* I can't even think of a clue! (>_

Author's Response: I hope I\'m not building it up too much, but I\'ve figured out what the berries are. You\'ll just have to wait another couple of chapters to find out.
Date: Sep 12 2006
Title: Chapter 7: Rivendell at Last! Reviewer: Susan Signed
Lindir's 'idiot child' speech was where I started laughing for these updates. XD

Sexy berries? Is that it?

Loved it.

Author's Response: You\'re getting very warm. Not to worry, Bilbo will finally tell her what they are in Chapter 10.
Date: Sep 15 2006
Title: Chapter 8: The actual most embarrassing moment of my life Reviewer: Susan Signed
KyaHAha! Oh my, your poor Mary-Sue... and poor Elrond. The 'It itched terribly' line cracked me up.

Good to see an elf being genuinely friendly and kind towards her (or at least not laughing at her in her presence).

Again, wonderful work.

Author's Response: In the elves\' defense, she is a filthy stray human. A stranger in bad times and she has secrets. Besides, when you find out what the berries are, you\'ll know why the elves were laughing.
Date: Sep 15 2006
Title: Chapter 9: Cats have Elves? Reviewer: Susan Signed
Even if she looks dreadful, in this chapter, she hasn't been made fun of, is in a comfortable place, and nothing awful has happened to her. All the worst is over and things are now looking up for her, I hope? Probably not, which is good for the story's brilliance, but I'm happy for her brief respite from her torment.

I want an elf to eat one of those berries.

Author's Response: Things are definitely looking up for her. I believe things will stay good, at least until she leaves Rivendell . . . but that\'s for later. Thanks for your support, when I get stumped, the reviews really get me going again.
Date: Sep 15 2006
Title: Chapter 10: Meeting Bilbo Baggins Reviewer: Susan Signed
YAY! I was right! *nodsnods* XDXDXD You know, every time Glorfindel gets mentioned, I get very warm fuzzy fangirl feelings; guess you're spot on with hitting my taste in his character in fanfic. (^_~)

Another happy chapter for the Mary-Sue. Glad to read that her sunburn is fading away.

As always, I loved it and am very much looking forward to the next chapter. Thanks for a lovely read (and being prompt in your response to my comments; I appreciate it)!

Author's Response: Got a soft spot for Glorfindel, do you? I felt a little stilted writing that chapter, but today I reread it and I\'m pretty happy with it. We\'ve got a typhoon blowing here, so I\'m not sure if I\'ll be able to write again tonight. I\'ve got some ideas about my heroine\'s meeting with Lindir and I\'ll probably take some time to describe the Last Homely House in the next chapter as well. Thanks for the feedback!
Date: Sep 16 2006
Title: Chapter 11: Lindir and Erestor Reviewer: Susan Signed
Most awesome chapter so far in my opinion. Your insight into elves and Rivendell is incredible and you manage to convey it so smoothly, yet not too seriously/tediously; I hung on every word and I loved the paragraphs of detail, even though I'm not usually a fan of sentences devoted to setting, etc.

I love the flippancy in her thoughts. Made me giggle a few times re references to Elrond, e.g. 'asap', 'just like a doctor...' sections.

One quibble re the formatting: when you underline words, I always wonder if it's a link and sometimes move my mouse to hover over it. Have you considered presenting those titles in a different format?

Loved the chapter; am looking forward excitedly to more!

Author's Response: Great! Thanks! I love the feedback and I don\'t mind criticism. I took your advice about the underlining and changed it to bold text. Does that work better?
Date: Sep 17 2006
Title: Chapter 14: More Battlefield Medicine and Dinner with the Dwarves Reviewer: Susan Signed
*visits your myspace page* What do you mean, you're not pretty! Huh? Even with a swollen nose, I think you're very pretty. XD

Oo, there's a tiny peeve of mine cropped up. That reference to Legolas beating Gimli at drinking in the films. In 'The Hobbit', the elves get drunk and fall asleep...

Anyway, quibbles aside... more importantly, I loved it. It cracked me up, made me hang on every word, everything... and I love your depiction of Gimli and 'my dog ate it'... and... awesome first aid class description. Yes. *claps*

favourite line: 'and it took all I could do to keep my mind on the task' I bet it did! I fangirled all over the place just at your mention of mouth-to-mouth with an elf. *laughs*

Author's Response: You're sweet Susan. Thanks. I think you got to that last chapter before I had a chance to proofread it. I always reread them several times before posting, then I still catch a few things after.

BTW, the elves in The Hobbit were drinking a very strong wine, the king's own stash if I recall. It could possibly have even been miruvor. The ale of Rohan may not be nearly as strong.

Glad you are enjoying it. I'm almost back to where I left off the first time through. I'm excited, I've been waiting to see what happens next. I begin writing new stuff right after the training with Gimli. Wish me luck!

Author's Response: Crap! Guess I should proofread my responses better too!

Author's Response: Hope that worked. Otherwise I'll never get rid of the bold text.

Date: Sep 19 2006
Title: Chapter 14: More Battlefield Medicine and Dinner with the Dwarves Reviewer: Susan Signed
Well argued. *nods and takes it off peeve list* XD

I'm not sweet. I'm just talking the truth. You don't think enough of yourself, which is extremely endearing... XD

Author's Response: I\'m a bit of a realist; it kind of clashes with my ability to write fantasy. The feedback I\'m getting is helping me to keep my character\'s feet on the ground. The hardest part is writing dialog for characters like Erestor who are so much smarter than I am. Sometimes I have no idea what they are going to say until they say it.

Just so you know, Glorfindel will be coming back into the story. When Aragorn and the hobbits arrive, I won\'t forget about him.

Date: Sep 19 2006
Title: Chapter 18: Frodos arrival Reviewer: Susan Signed
Mwaha! Legolas wrote her a poem! (*_*) Hehe. And Glorfindel's back! *squees* I enjoyed this chapter, though nothing really stood out in particular to me (it struck me as a sort of plateau). I like the fact that she's getting tempted by the ring (good understated dash of something very dark) and that she's battling PMS. ;) Am looking very much forward to the next chapter.

I missed the glossary. What does "Tenna' ento lye omenta" mean?

Author's Response: Whoops. I knew I forgot something. It means \"Until next we meet.\" I\'m using some elvish that isn\'t original Tolkien. I\'m getting it from several websites.

A natural plateau. The calm before the storm, I guess. It just felt natural. Thanks for reading!

Date: Sep 26 2006
Title: Chapter 15: Training with Gimli and facing the inevitable Reviewer: Susan Signed
Okay, now this is seriously my all new favourite chapter. Awww. I squeed so much over it... and the story is flowing so well! Maybe it's just me, but I feel as if you've kind of relaxed. It flowed really beautifully in this chapter, anyway... and I think I'm running out of novel compliments. *needs a thesaurus* XDXDXD

I think you're portraying Erestor excellently. You know, I've never held him as one of my favourite elvish characters, but I think you've made me fall for him hard. Oh, and Gimli too.

And she's wearing Glorfindel's clothes... courtesy of Erestor! I loved the fact that you didn't let us see into his bedroom. Mwahaha! It heightened the fangirl delight in me. XD

Author's Response: GREAT! I was a little nervous about that one, I had to stop and start a lot.

Actually, I AM more relaxed, both in my writing and in my life. I\'m getting a lot of things organized and my daily mission always calms down in the Fall.

I\'m going to have to start work on a \"stylesheet\" before I get too much further into the story. A stylesheet is basically a list of characters with their major characteristics, it keeps an author from accidentally changing the spelling of a word or name or someone\'s eye color.

I\'m glad you are enjoying my portrayal of the characters. It\'s kind hard because they are smarter than I am most of the time. 8-)

Date: Sep 23 2006