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Naledi
07/25/17 08:53 pm
I was only thinking about her earlier today. It's such a tragedy. RIP Nightwing.
ziggy
07/25/17 05:26 pm
Some v sad news for those long serving fanfic writers and readers; Nightwing passed away 2 weeks ago. Cancer. May she have rest now.
Naledi
07/25/17 12:36 pm
Yay - Glad you're getting better, Ziggy. And a Black Arrow update - what more could I ask for?
ziggy
07/25/17 12:33 pm
Hello sparkyTAs! You too:) And Spiced! Just posted a silly chapter of Black Arrow to say thank you to everyone:) I am loads better.
SparkyTAS
07/25/17 05:05 am
Ziggy, so glad you're back and doing well.
Spiced Wine
07/23/17 09:34 pm
I'm so glad to hear that, Ziggy! Take it easy :)
ziggy
07/23/17 01:12 am
Thanks Spiced- yes, loads better thank you- slower than I expected but getting there:)
Spiced Wine
07/20/17 10:19 pm
I hope you had a lovely time, Naledi. And Ziggy, I hope you are recovering well
Naledi
07/20/17 10:10 am
Thanks, Ziggy. Oh no - heaven forbid that the Shoutbox should be civilised! It sounds like things need to be shaken up!
ziggy
07/18/17 11:53 pm
Welcome back Naledi! It's been very civilised in your absence:) Everyone has been behaving and not making people write things they shouldn't;)
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Name: EldarinPrincess (Signed) · Date: January 06, 2015 4:24 · For: Chapter 1
I re-read this...if one calls reading wheezing and laughing so much tears stream down one's face, reading. I could only picture Thranduil from the movies giving this speech to Legolas. And oddly it fit! Perhaps the last scene with father and son is in reference to this.

Author's Response: Thanks so much for your comments, Princess. It is funny to imagine movie Thranduil intoning some of this stuff in his self important way. What a hoot! I'm glad you enjoy this one. I still get a kick out of it myself. :-)


Name: Alquien (Signed) · Date: December 29, 2014 20:55 · For: Chapter 1
I know I've reviewed before but this popped on 'random story' and I've just seen the movie for the third time.

This certainly helps to explain why Thranduil was so eager to recover white gems from Thorin.

I really hope the next time I see BOTFA that I can refrain from laughing when the Eves arrive with the wagon loads of food & goods to help out the people of Laketown. ;)


Name: Winterwitch (Signed) · Date: February 09, 2014 23:16 · For: Chapter 1

Mwahaha, how awesome! I love the dry remarks and the humour, and the solution to the problem. No wonder Thranduil loves Dorwinion so much!



Author's Response: Thanks for your comments, Winterwitch. Yes, Thranduil loves his Dorwinion and I think Legolas is about to develop a taste for it too. I'm glad you enjoyed this.


Name: Alquien (Signed) · Date: February 01, 2013 5:02 · For: Chapter 1
I know I've reviewed this before but it popped up on the random story, so I decided to read it again. All I can say is, it certainly takes on a whole new perspective after seeing 'The Hobbit' and what Thranduil's journey(s) to Erebor involved. [vbeg] Once again, thank you so much for sharing this.

Author's Response: I'm sorry I missed this review, Alquien. It's been a year! Oh, my! Thanks so much for your comments. Now that we've seen Lake Town in The Desolation of Smaug, you can see just how big Thranduil's sacrifice is. lol I'm glad you enjoyed the story and I really appreciate your comments.


Name: Pink Siamese (Signed) · Date: July 21, 2011 2:14 · For: Chapter 1

::applause:: Oh, that's awesome. :-D



Author's Response: *bows* Thanks, Pink. I appreciate your comments. :-)


Name: Ndil (Signed) · Date: July 18, 2011 21:52 · For: Chapter 1
“Whoever said Elves were civilized?”

Absolutely brilliant. I love the humor in this story. So much of it, in such a short piece, good job!

Author's Response: Thanks for your comments, Ndil. I'm very glad you enjoyed the humor here.


Name: EldarinPrincess (Signed) · Date: July 09, 2011 21:15 · For: Chapter 1
I absolutely LOVE this. No wonder Thranduil freaked out when the Dwarves came along during "The Hobbit". I wonder if there's a clause for said services, such as, "...must be at least 5.5ft tall". LOL. Glad this is here. :)

Author's Response: LOL I can just picture the sign "You must be this tall to ride". And come to think of it, that does explain Thranduil's attitude in The Hobbit. Thanks for your comments. You gave me a laugh. :-)


Name: Alquien (Signed) · Date: July 09, 2011 5:52 · For: Chapter 1
“Is this any way to run a civilization?” he groused.
“Whoever said Elves were civilized?” Thranduil shrugged.
--This is so wonderfully funny. It certainly is an interesting take on how other 'civilizations' evolve. (And also proof that the really interesting things never get into histories, except in the most roundabout way.)

Author's Response: "proof that the really interesting things never get into histories, except in the most roundabout way." :-) Or through fanfiction. :-) Thanks for your comments, Alquien. I'm glad this gave you a laugh.


Name: Naledi (Signed) · Date: July 08, 2011 20:12 · For: Chapter 1

Wonderful! This had me chuckling all the way through. There were some great one-liners in this. I particularly liked the bit about Galion - just that tiny mention and it gave me a clear picture of him.

All I can think about now is that trade negotiations between Imladris and Mirkwood must be fun. I bet the twins would drive a hard bargain :D

 



Author's Response: Galion is so wonderfully written by my friend Jael that it's always fun to write him into my stories too. I love your idea about trade negotiations between Imladris and Mirkwood. Now there's a story I'd love to read! The twins may drive a hard bargain but Lindir lets them have it for a song. lol


Name: Tamid Levad (Signed) · Date: July 08, 2011 16:13 · For: Chapter 1
I really didn't see the "solution" coming! This kept me glued to the screen (giggling with sadistic glee by the end of it, I have to admit xD)!

Author's Response: The solution was provided by my friend Olorime, who has a wicked sense of humor like me. Sometimes an idea is just too good to pass up. lol Thanks so much for your comments, Tamid. I'm glad you enjoyed this.


Name: Lissas Elves (Signed) · Date: July 05, 2011 21:05 · For: Chapter 1
Oh dear, no wonder poor Thranduil needed assistance; he must have been quite worn out...

>>closed his eyes and thought of chicken barley soup.>>
ROFL! What a sacrifice he must make for king and country. *g*

Author's Response: Good thing Thranduil has that Elven stamina. And Legolas is always willing to do his duty. lol Thanks for your comments, Lissa. I'm glad to see you here.


Name: Spiced Wine (Signed) · Date: July 02, 2011 23:15 · For: Chapter 1

“So we’re in a veritable sea of trees and you never thought of planting an orchard?”

“Of course I’ve thought of it. Where do you suggest I put it? In the part of the forest overrun by spiders or the part of the forest overrun by orcs?”

“So how about the wine and ale? We can’t brew our own?”

“Out of the grapes we don’t cultivate, or the grain we don’t grow?” Thranduil countered.

 

This remains so snappily funny, Marius. :D



Author's Response: Thanks Spiced! The humor fics are always fun to write, and of course it's even more fun when I can make Legolas suffer a bit. lol I appreciate your comments.


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