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Naledi
05/21/18 08:16 pm
Aragorn can't join - by emotionally blackmailing Legolas to accompany him on the Paths of the Dead, he's firmly on my blacklist!
cheekybeak
05/21/18 08:03 pm
SPCL? Society for prevention of cruelty to Legolas? RSPCL if Aragorn joins!
Naledi
05/21/18 06:02 pm
Yay, Nelya! We can be founder members of SACL. I tried to think of something with a better acronym - I'm open to suggestions!
NelyafinweFeanorion
05/21/18 03:25 pm
Naledi I'm with you on the Society Against Cruelty to Legolas (SACL)!! ;-) but who are we kidding--we read it all and love it anyway, despite the misadventures of our dear Elf!
Spiced Wine
05/20/18 10:38 am
I think it’s a sensible choice. Aragorn has a large backstory going back many years, so it was always going to be one of their first choices.
NelyafinweFeanorion
05/20/18 05:43 am
It's an expensive gamble they have taken--they have to nail this first season. Also the TolkienEstate is far more involved in this one I hear.
Formegil
05/20/18 05:31 am
A quite big "if", I'd say. Just look what mess was made out of the Hobbit movie. Nowadays I tend to be a bit cynical. So I say the series is good if it will be at least not cringeworthy.
NelyafinweFeanorion
05/20/18 04:49 am
As well as Elladan and Elrohir and the Rangers of the North. It could be a hit if done right. Plus the Arwen love interest.
NelyafinweFeanorion
05/20/18 04:48 am
I am actually relieved the Amazon series is starting with young Aragorn. There is much canon content to work with, he's a familiar character and chance to see Glorfindel, Gilraen
NelyafinweFeanorion
05/20/18 04:47 am
And that's how they learn about the weaknesses of dragons! From the little guy Aegnor adopted.
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Name: Fadesintothewest (Signed) · Date: October 22, 2017 1:24 · For: Chapter 1
Lovely! All I could think about reading this was of the helm Fingon wore when he met is end: "Then Gothmog hewed him with his black axe, and a white flame sprang up from the helm of Fingon as it was cloven. Thus fell the High King of the Noldor; and they beat him into the dust with their maces, and his banner, blue and silver, they trod into the mire of his blood."

but knowing that he passed it on to Hador. Ugh. This is just heartbreaking but you managed to bring a little bit of light, and warmth, to the story of the Dragon helm. Lovely, thank you for writing this!

Author's Response: Thank you. That passage you highlighted always brings me to tears. If only he had the dragon helm. :( They have such little happiness that I just have to give them stolen moments here and there where they can just enjoy each other and the moment.


Name: Gabriel (Signed) · Date: September 30, 2017 5:29 · For: Chapter 1
I'm so glad Ziggy convinced you to post here, Nelya!

Even though you only have two stories up, they're fantastic!

I loved this! To weave a story around the gifting of the Dragon Helm!

You write Fingon and Maedhros as if you know them personally. As if you are a part of their intimate moments and conversations. A fly on the wall so to speak.

I had always imagined Fingon being Maedhros' rock. Someone to balance him, to bolster him when the nightmares and memories of Angband consume him. It just seems natural for Fingon to be the caring, nothing appears to phase him type. And in my eyes that is one of the many traits that makes him such a loved and great King.

Oh! And I also like Curufin's plan for under floor heating. I always imagine him coming up with the most advanced ideas. :)

Author's Response: Thank you Gabriel! The Dragon helm has always been an issue for me--it purportedly kept the bearer from harm, including death, and I just cannot forgive Fingon for giving it away--a part of me often wonders if his fate would have been different had he worn it in the Nirnaeth. I think Maedhros would wonder also. I love the fact that it is canon in Tolkien that Maedhros and Fingon periodically exchanged gifts. That Tolkien mentions this fact specifically. They never seem to have enough happy moments, these two, so I felt we needed a bit of happiness in Himring for them. Your fly on the wall comment just made my day!! I am so glad their dialogue and characters ring true! They are old friends in a way--I write about them so often and think of them a fair amount when I am brainstorming ideas. Yes I see Fingon as Maedhros' rock also--his safe space. Curvo has lots of ideas and it's just not fair that his brothers don't let him experiment more! Fëanor was very much an Elvish Leonardo da Vinci in a way--his creativity spanning so many fields of study. Curvo follows that to a lesser extent.


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