| Login | Lost Password | Help | Rules | | |

Most Recent

The Secret of Frywald by Ysilme Mature
Not long after the war of the Last Alliance, a dragon troubling the East Bight forces the captain of Imladris and the king...
People of the Ice by Fadesintothewest Mature
Hi I am back!!!The FŽanorians find that their kin who crossed the Ice have been utterly changed. Fingon is utterly changed...
The Price of Vengeance II by Encairion Mature
Sequel to The Price of Vengeance I. A novella of the House of Finwë  from the end of the First Age to the fall...
Time Present, Time Future by Narya Teen
In Valinor, FindarŠto has a vision and Tyelkormo tries to comfort him. Fluff, friendship and foreshadowing. Rated Teen...
Angels and crooks by Nuredhel General Audiences
Bard and Thran has gotten used to their new life but they do still have their jobs and my oh my does that make things interesting...
Days of a Valinorean healer by Nuredhel Teen
Being a healer in Valinor brings a whole new set of challenges for Elrond, some really great ones and some not so great...
Even the Birds Are Chained to the Sky by cheekybeak Teen
The story of Legolas, Elrohir and Maewen in Valinor. A Silvan child runs free and safe in Valinor but how free is he? A mother...

Site Info

Members: 475
Series: 81
Stories: 1615
Chapters: 8302
Word count: 25087060
Authors: 137
Reviews: 15286
Reviewers: 219
Newest Member: ainisarie
Beta-reader: 29
Recommendations: 53
Recommenders: 13
Challenges: 14
Challengers: 9
 

Who's Online

Guests: 14
Members:

Shoutbox

Naledi
02/19/18 08:21 am
Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone! I had a lovely day and I still have a whole week of holiday to go!
Narya
02/18/18 06:09 pm
Have a wonderful day, Naledi :)
Glorfindel
02/18/18 05:31 pm
Happy Birthday. Naledi!
Spiced Wine
02/18/18 01:15 pm
Many Happy Returns, Naledi :)
Spiced Wine
02/18/18 01:15 pm
Many Happy Returns, Naledi :)
Gabriel
02/18/18 06:54 am
Happy Birthday, Naledi! Have a brilliant day! :)
Narya
02/16/18 10:17 pm
Have a great holiday, Naledi, and happy birthday for Sunday!
Naledi
02/16/18 10:03 pm
Thanks, Ziggy and Ysilme. My birthday is on Sunday. Iím on holiday at the moment, so not able to check in so often.
Spiced Wine
02/16/18 03:50 pm
Oh, Iím so glad, Glorfindel. It must just have been a glitch
Ysilme
02/16/18 03:41 pm
Happy Birthday, Naledi!
Shout Archive


Reviews For Humble Gifts

Name: ziggy (Signed) · Date: October 13, 2016 7:11 · For: Chapter 1

Love this story- the detail makes it very convincing, from the spider's bite and its effects to the lovely nuances of Ithildim's movements - those are very well done indeed and make me feel as though I am actually stadning right next to him. Gimli is fabulous- perfectly written and Legolas is just wonderfully himself.



Author's Response:

Ziggy, I always look forward to your reviews. I am glad you appreciated the detail and descriptions. I always worry I overdo it! I must admit, I adore my Gimli and could write him and Legolas infinitely! I did scare myself with this story, to be honest, as I am not overly fond of spiders!



Name: Naledi (Signed) · Date: October 11, 2016 14:38 · For: Chapter 1

Ooh - this is wonderful. I'm so glad you posted it here. Poor Legolas - we do like to put him through agony, don't we? But I like how his suffering brought Gimli and Ithildim to a friendship that would perhaps have taken longer to form in other circumstances.



Author's Response:

When I was a wee fanfition reader I never imagined I would grow up to be "one of those authors" who liked to torture her characters but... Here I am! And we do love it, don't we? And yes, I do think his suffering served a purpose here! One that has a parallel to Enough and solidifies them as very good friends indeed, i think. Thank you so much for your review. Yours are always so insigtful!



Name: Arasa17 (Signed) · Date: October 11, 2016 2:26 · For: Chapter 1
Ooh... this was gripping. Your stories are always so emotionally intense! As soon as I get some time, I'm going to have to go start from the beginning and read my way through.

Only thing I was thinking: when the spider was attached to Legolas -very creepy, by the way- and feeding, why do you think Gimli's first reaction wasn't to attack first and ask questions later? I mean, he was obviously terrified by what he was seeing; how could he stand just sitting there for so long?... Unless Legolas' forced calm wore off on him, or confused him maybe?

Anyway, I'm going to have this story on my mind for awhile; I just know it. I liked the whole feeling of the story. Thank you for posting. x)

Author's Response:

I think he was just flabbergasted and confused. I don't know how I would have reacted! But that is a great point and perhaps I should have explored it more in the piece.  SO glad you found it gripping. This was one of my favorite stories to right, by far! I always appreciate your reviews.



You must login () to review.