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Gabriel
05/28/18 09:01 am
the story to sound right or flow together. Having a little trouble with this in particular. If not, that's perfectly fine. Just wanted to throw it out there. Thanks.:)
Gabriel
05/28/18 08:56 am
Hi guys! I was just wondering if anyone knows of a good beta reader. not just someone who would be willing to dot the i's and cross the t's but someone who could help with getting-
ziggy
05/27/18 07:20 pm
You are the World'sGreatest Auntie, clearly. Bringing on and educating the next generation!
Naledi
05/27/18 05:07 pm
LOL! She’s totally obsessed. Almost as much as me. Just did an hour’s drive and she was talking about Legolas the whole way :D
ziggy
05/27/18 12:23 pm
What an intelligent and wonderful child. Obviousy takes after her Auntie.
Naledi
05/27/18 07:53 am
My work as an auntie is done :D
Naledi
05/27/18 07:51 am
6yo niece is staying at the moment and we’ve been watching LOTR. Niece: why didn’t they make Legolas king? He’s much better and he’s prettier too.
Naledi
05/27/18 07:49 am
Happy Birthday Nelya!
NelyafinweFeanorion
05/27/18 05:08 am
Thank you all!! It's been a wonderful day! Looking forward to reading the new book my husband found for me--"Hobbit to Hero--the making of Tolkien's King"
ziggy
05/27/18 12:33 am
Happy Birthday Nelya- have a lovely day:) x
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Name: Nuredhel (Signed) · Date: October 18, 2015 16:14 · For: Letters from the Undying Lands
That makes a lot of sense, i studied forestry and wilderness management for four years and learned a lot of how much Wood People used back in the old days, huge areas were left open for years, and cows and sheep and goats made sure no trees could Return. I think you are right, the straight road must have been open both ways, at least for some :)

Author's Response: It seems, however, that I'm the only author here who has used this idea in his stories, thus far. Others have created situations in which their characters contact persons in Valinor, but their scenes involve the use of a palant


Name: Alquien (Signed) · Date: October 16, 2015 4:26 · For: Letters from the Undying Lands
You've made some very good points here, especially regarding the growth/regrowth of the forests.

I also think it likely that was some form of trade going on with Valinor, though perhaps the Valar simply turned a blind eye to goods being traded (well, it's not like they're passengers... except for one notable occasion, that is. :) If nothing else, it doesn't make sense that the ships would return completely empty. (Having dealt with trucks & trucking from the business end, the idea of an "empty" return trip for any but the very local hauls makes me shiver.)

Author's Response: Indeed. Consider also the possibility that a few Elves might even briefly return to Middle Earth to visit relatives who, for whatever reason, had decided to stay.


Name: curiouswombat (Signed) · Date: October 12, 2015 20:00 · For: Letters from the Undying Lands

Can I just say that this makes a lot of sense to me - apart from anything else I have wondered about how Cirdan copes with all his trained sailors only ever going one way - and I do think it would be a real waste of vessels for them all to be sitting in harbours in the West.



Author's Response: Indeed! That was also my feeling exactly. Thank you for your interest and support.


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