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From Angmar to the Dagor Dagorath. The final story in the Magnificat of the Damned series. The Doom and destiny of the...
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Spiced Wine
08/15/18 07:28 pm
LOL. I am very sure I am not, but thank you :)
ziggy
08/15/18 06:55 pm
Spiced- just realised that my reply to your lovely review reads oddly- I mean that YOU are the Queen of Epics!!
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08/15/18 10:47 am
Thank you, Alquien :) Unless we have to move to a new server, money is not a problem :)
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08/15/18 04:50 am
Just now playing catch up here but anyway, count me in for a donation. I love this archive!
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08/14/18 12:21 pm
I think it’s important to keep these Tolkien specific archives going, especially with so many dying.
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08/14/18 12:20 pm
She’s quite willing to keep it hosted on the same server, just the admin/tech work would be done by someone else.
Spiced Wine
08/14/18 12:19 pm
I don’t think we need to worry about the archive going, esteliel just thinks it would be better if someone acted as host/admin who was in the fandom.
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08/14/18 11:52 am
Thank you, Spiced!
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I am mostly on AO3 but I like Faerie a lot better than FFnet to be honest, and the best reviews I ever got were on Faerie.
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Reviews For The Elven Sigh

Name: lisse (Anonymous) · Date: September 14, 2012 6:08 · For: The Elven Sigh
She sighed once more, as she was wont to do so often now - new life would never be hers to bring forth, for the seed had died, and with it, her own essence had flown, to where she knew not, cared not.

"so easily spilt, and so dearly mourned"



"Her final sigh was so soft, almost silent, contented even, for with it went her last breath, far away, in search of spring, and the promise of life."

Alpha your writing has the impact of a fist in a velvet glove. It takes me a few moments to recover and realize what has transpired. What skill.

Author's Response: I can only thank you once more for such wonderful words, because provoking strong emotions is as much as I could ever ask to achieve with my writing.


Name: Domestic Duchess (Signed) · Date: February 12, 2012 17:33 · For: The Elven Sigh
LOL! A sigh by anyother name would sound as sweet!

Author's Response: The bitter-sweetness of a sigh - for all the euphemisms I could have written in its place, there is something phonetically attractive about the word, onomatopoeic, almost. Thank you!!


Name: Karlmir Stonewain (Signed) · Date: February 12, 2012 16:55 · For: The Elven Sigh
Very introspective and artistically rendered.

Author's Response: I am honored, thank you very much.


Name: Tinara (Signed) · Date: February 10, 2012 14:54 · For: The Elven Sigh
It's beautifully written, I like the sharp contrast between all the promises of spring you conjure with your description and the deep sadness that can't any longer be touched by it.
And I don't think there are too many sighs in this story!
Tinara

Author's Response: Thank you, Tinara. I am glad you liked it!


Name: Spiced Wine (Signed) · Date: February 10, 2012 7:34 · For: The Elven Sigh
don't you think it is the context in which they appear rather than the use of one, isolated word?

I do. I don't read books as a publisher does. If a writer can make me fall into the story and feel, actually forget I am reading words, I don't care what those words are at all.

Author's Response: I whole-heartedly agree. I wonder then, at the convoluted mind of the common publisher!!


Name: Spiced Wine (Signed) · Date: February 09, 2012 23:03 · For: The Elven Sigh
he vivid red of blood, so easily spilt, and so dearly mourned,

I love this too.

I would like to state I didn't say authors should not write sighs; it was one of four things publishers see as being over-used or amateur, I suppose. If I remember correctly, it was in the context of people writing facial expressions. Publishers want more variety than smiles, shrugs, nods, raised eyebrows. However, those are things people actually do.

Author's Response: I understood you perfectly. The point being that publishers wish for a more ample range of vocabulary, that authors should avoid specific, over-used words - and yet don't you think it is the context in which they appear rather than the use of one, isolated word?


Name: Spiced Wine (Signed) · Date: February 09, 2012 22:36 · For: The Elven Sigh
Siiiigh!! :D
That's a lovely, and sad ending, in fact.

The use or non-use of 'sigh' is a definitely a First World problem.

Author's Response: I agree, so don't go editing your sighs, I love them all. Sigh=3, publishers=0


Name: Erulisse (Signed) · Date: February 09, 2012 21:34 · For: The Elven Sigh
Sometimes a sigh is necessary.

- Erulisse (one L)

Author's Response: Absolutely! Thank you.


Name: Caunedhiel (Signed) · Date: February 09, 2012 21:26 · For: The Elven Sigh
hahaha :) Sigh - 1 Spiced Wine - 0

Author's Response: Hhehe, actually, maybe that should be Sigh 1, publishers 0 Thanks!


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