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Name: Gabriel (Signed) · Date: August 17, 2017 9:10 · For: Chapter 1
I really enjoyed this story. It was so different in so many ways. So beautifully written.

Now, I'm an avid fan of Finwe, as with all the Finwions, but I found myself not finding much to like with Finwe, in this.
He comes across a little selfish and irresponsible. I know he's grieving, and just wants to feel something other than sorrow again, the romance with Ingwion evidence of that. But it just showed him to be a little too wrapped up in his own stuff, when his son should be a priority. And leaving his little Feanaro alone in more ways than you can count, in Tirion, deplorable.

What kind of a father is that?
What kind of a King is that?

It seemed Ingwion cared more for Feanaro, {Purely from losing his own mother}, than Finwe did. Its almost like Finwe does not have any kind of a bond with with his son and therefore doesn't know how to broach the subject of Miriel, or any subject, for that matter, with him.

My absolute favorite part was Ingwion meeting Feanaro. I loved how you gave him the power equal to a Maia. Shattering cabinets, cracking stonework walls and outside the evidence of a small earthquake. Fantastic! And yet so sad at the same time.

This was such a great read, Urloth!

Author's Response:

Hello! I am so sorry I am replying to this so late but I didnt see it until now. I really need to say thank you for this review. You are literally the only person who has ever given me any kind of feedback for Hunter's Mouth. When I posted this I wound up in a rather dark place, thinking it was awful or I had somehow written it in a way that put people off. So thank you so very much for taking the time to talk to me. You dont know how much it means to me.

I am also an avid fan of Finwe, a very avid fan. However there are some parts of his story that I have always found off putting and Hunter's Mouth was really a fic in which I seperated him from the massive headcanons that I have about him and took a true to canon (for me Finwe) and played things out so I could explore what it is that I find so upsetting about the whole Finwe Arc.  He is supposed to come off as selfish and irresponsible in this. He is heavily in grief and that grief has made him so internalised that he cant see the world around him until something bright and hopeful catches his attention and then he clings to it. 

I like to think he is a good father in this but that largely Feanaro's raising has been left to Miriel so he can be king and he doesnt know how to connect to his child, and grief is so uncommon to aman that it has blindsided him and its making him blind to how his servants are dropping the ball and other little things that are rapidly growing together to become a giant mountain of badthings. He's also probably a good king but this grief, this loss, has made him internalise so much that he's had to step away. Its aman, what's the worst that can go wrong? (well...)

Ingwion is meant to care more about Feanaro. I purposefully made him a character that WOULD immediately know what Feanaro was/going to experience and a character who had not allowed Aman to seep into him so deep that he's become disconnected from that experience. 

And I am so glad that you loved that scene with Feanaro causing the earthquake because I wrote that and had to sit back with a smile. It is bar none the most favourite thing I have ever written. I wanted to make Feanaro the sort of child that definitely would grow into a man capable of the things we know he does. I wanted to take the myth of feanor and have it be very real. Have Feanor be very powerful especially when out of control.

Thank you again so much Gabriel! I really mean it!

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