Reviews For The Lost Scrolls
Name: Gabriel (Signed) · Date: January 04, 2018 6:04 · For: A Prince and a Chief
Caranthir! You devil!
Caranthir is another character I love exploring and reading about.
I've read a few fics now, that suggest Caranthir and Haleth had a 'thing' going on. But Caranthir had no wife in any of them.
He seems to lust for a woman who has strength and fire within her. So much like his father in so many ways. They all are.
Thank you Narya! It filled my afternoon wonderfully. :D
Author's Response: Caranthir doesn't get enough fanfic love, in my view :) and I am in the camp of thinking Caranthir would have admired Haleth at the very least, even if they didn't have a "thing." I think, though, somewhere in the Histories of Middle-earth, Tolkien writes that Caranthir was probably married. I don't see him being happy with a "normal" elleth though. Thank you so much for all the lovely comments, it's so sweet that you took time to write me a comment on each story! Made my day :)
Name: Gabriel (Signed) · Date: January 04, 2018 5:51 · For: Þerindë
Dear sweet Maglor!
Wouldn't that be a wonderful idea for a story.
Miriel Serinde meeting Maglor for the first time, and maybe all her grandchildren.
I love the idea of Feanor remaking the world and not giving light back to the trees. So fitting.
The Valar should fade and leave this world to the Elves and Men. It is their birthright after all, as the children of Arda.
This was lovely sentiment, Narya!
I wanted to say thank you for posting these little drabbles, my friend, because I have been in two minds for a while now as to whether I should post a little story I wrote just after I joined Faerie, but thought it too small for anyone to take an interest in reading. Thinking people like to read stories that run for several chapters. But reading yours has encouraged me to bite the bullet and do it. So Thank you!
I have thoroughly enjoyed these drabbles and can't wait for the next installment of any one of your wonderful stories in the future. :)
Author's Response: I am going to have to work Miriel into my 'verse at some point. I want to give her a bit more personality than she gets in canon! And yeah, Feanor is totally not giving those jewels back to the Valar - not that they ever belonged to the Valar, IMO!! I'm really glad you've enjoyed the short stories. I try not to post drabbles as individual stories here because it takes up space in the Most Recent box, hence grouping them into one collection, but if it's over 500 words or is specifically linked to something in one of my longer stories I post it separately. There's no such thing as too little to read; shorts can pack just as much emotional punch as a longer story. I enjoyed your story of Elaer, I hope you post more :)
Name: Gabriel (Signed) · Date: January 04, 2018 5:16 · For: Beware, Thief
Okay! Dragons are more cold blooded than I thought. I guess its the way of things.
So self absorbed and obsessed with shiny sparkly things.
In his lust for domination he has cut off the means to keep his species going by killing off his mother and sister. And so very young too. Well this will come back to bite him in future. :)
Author's Response: Oh, Smaug is a nasty piece of work. He was one of my favourite things about The Hobbit Trilogy.
Name: Gabriel (Signed) · Date: January 04, 2018 4:53 · For: Cúthalion
Oooh! So sexy!
You've made Beleg seem absolutely delectable, Narya!
I must endeavour to read Spiced Wine's Series at some stage. Sounds enticing. ;)
Author's Response: Ahh, glad you like :) I love these two. Spiced's work is really wonderful; Turin and Beleg feature in her Magnificat series, and they are just gorgeous together.
Name: Gabriel (Signed) · Date: January 04, 2018 4:46 · For: Nine Black Cats and One White
Well this was very different.
I'm sorry to hear about your four legged friend, Narya.
Cats are so cunning, aren't they! Just when you think you have them all figured out they go and do something that leaves you wondering what goes on inside that head of theirs.
And those eyes! That seem to say 'I know something you don't know' or maybe their just thinking how gullible their masters are. lol ;)
Author's Response: Yeah, losing Minerva was pretty rubbish. She was a gorgeous cat :( I have another cat now though, a huge ginger Maine Coon, and he definitely sits there thinking he knows more than me!
Name: Gabriel (Signed) · Date: January 04, 2018 4:26 · For: The Taste of Meat
This just goes to show how cold and horrid the Orcs were. I'm assuming it was an Orc who murdered the Hobbit.
How deranged he is when he has to keep reminding himself the Hobbit is not a man, a Hobbit, sounds like rabbit, just a piece of meat. Maybe it was what Saruman used as a tactic to twist their minds into thinking it was okay to kill people.
I feel a bit sorry for Worm really.
On the upside, I'm really enjoying reading all these different and little stories of yours! :)
Author's Response: You know what, I always had it in my head that Wormtongue turned cannibal at the end, so this was written from his POV, but an Orc would make sense too. Orcs are pretty damn tragic in their own right. I'm so glad you're enjoying them, it's just bits and pieces that I work on when I'm blocked on or need a break from longer stuff!
Name: Gabriel (Signed) · Date: January 04, 2018 4:12 · For: Elf Friend
I wish it was all true. The Elves, Aman, Numenor, Middle-earth etc.
Imagine if some of us were kin to the Elves or the Kings of Arnor in these modern times. I mean how would it make anyone feel knowing it was true. The Silmarillions and Lotr.
Wouldn't it just have you in awe of the whole history/story. It does anyway!
The idea that the Elves would still be alive even today, just secreted away on a land seeming myth and legend, that only those invited can visit.
It takes me back into my childhood. Where Elves and Fairies and magic were real.
I sort of envy Elfwine and his father a bit for being kin to the Elves.
Oh well! Just have to make do with how wonderful epic and inspiring this history/story is. There's no harm in dreaming.
Great chapter! Narya! :)
Author's Response: I love Tolkien's original framework for the mythology, having a Saxon sailor find Valinor and bring back all the stories. And I love thinking about Middle-earth impacting modern day, too. It's something I plan to explore in my Maglor series :) thank you so much for your lovely comments, Gabriel.
Name: Gabriel (Signed) · Date: January 04, 2018 3:06 · For: At First Sight?
Oh my gosh! Narya!
You just have such a way with words. Especially in this context.
So wonderful and the imagery while reading, wow!
Truly the beginnings of a beautiful love story.
From the moment he set eyes on her he felt it. The gentle stirring of his heart.
Author's Response: Aww, thank you! You're too kind, Gabriel. This is a really old piece of mine. I love Faramir and Eowyn, I always meant to write something more detailed about them...
Name: Gabriel (Signed) · Date: January 04, 2018 2:56 · For: Second Breakfast
This made me laugh.
Elladan and Elrohir coming to the rescue with their culinary skills once again and the humble mushroom, to satisfy even the hungriest Hobbits.
In my mind I can see them trying it with others too, when the situation calls for it. Becoming something of a 'thing'to save rumbling tummies the world over. Lol. Sounds silly I know. :)
Author's Response: It doesn't sound silly :) I can see it too, bless them. You don't see them interact in the books but I think Elladan and Elrohir would have liked the Hobbits.
Name: Gabriel (Signed) · Date: January 04, 2018 2:39 · For: Mushrooms
I know all too well what its like to be forced to eat something you just can't stomach. No matter how its dressed and presented. Lol :)
Author's Response: Yes, don't we all...! Thank you, Gabriel :)
Name: Gabriel (Signed) · Date: January 04, 2018 2:27 · For: Older and Fouler
Oh! Wow! Narya!
I am so jealous! I used to love going exploring as a child. I would have given anything to experience the Mas-d'Azil and pretend I was any one of the Fellowship!
And so, the 'Watcher' has lived through all the ages of the world to modern times.
*Now they bear light in their hands like the powers of old, and ride in the bellies of beasts without legs.*
I often wonder what someone from Medieval times would make of the world today. They would probably be horrified at all the Witchcraft going on. :)
Author's Response: The Mas-d'Azil is amazing even as an adult; if you're ever in that part of the world, then go, it's fantastic. And yes, I think so too about witchcraft, and just not understanding. I mean, try explaining a mobile phone to someone from 1066...
Name: Gabriel (Signed) · Date: January 04, 2018 2:13 · For: Sam's Last Gift
Things coming to an end.
Sam obviously feels there is nothing left for him in Middle-earth. You know, because he absolutely adored Rosie and his daughter has her own life.
Time to join Frodo. In that there is joy! :)
Author's Response: Thank you :) this is a really old one, I just wrote it as an exercise really, but yes, sadness and joy together is about right for Sam, I think.
Name: Gabriel (Signed) · Date: January 04, 2018 2:03 · For: The Sleepers in that Quiet Earth
Oooh! Narya! I love the beginning!
"The men are afraid," Fingon whispered in his ear.
"I do not believe in ghosts."
"Dost thou not?" smiled Fingon, and vanished.
His gut froze. Findekano...
"I am here, beloved." A cool hand cupped his face. "Thou art dreaming."
I thought this was so typical and mischievous of Fingon to tease his cousin, until I read the rest. Was it really just a dream or foresight?
I had tears in my eyes reading the last bit. I know it sounds corny, but I really get into characters and their stories.
Author's Response: Wow Gabriel, thank you for all these lovely comments! It's not corny, I get really into the characters too, which is why I can't help writing more about them :) I think it was foresight myself; those Feanorions were powerful. Maybe Maedhros knew on some level what would happen.
Name: ziggy (Signed) · Date: January 03, 2018 20:10 · For: A Prince and a Chief
Oh- FABulous!! LOve her defiance and his delight in her defiance:)
Author's Response: Glad you enjoyed! I fancied writing something short and sweet as a palate cleanser, after the emotional involvement of committing to my Maglor arc and writing that first story. Thank you so much for reading and commenting :)
Name: cheekybeak (Signed) · Date: July 06, 2015 3:03 · For: Þerindë
Oh I like Miriel's idea that Feanor will come back and tell the Valar where to go! Remake the world as he wants it and sideline them. They hold him a prisoner to do their bidding....what fools for Feanor would never be that!
Poor Maglor. It always makes me so sad to think of him wandering Arda, on his own , forever and ever and ever. He truly is the most tragic of them all.
Author's Response: Thank you! :-) that prompt generator over at SWG is a dangerous thing, I tell you...and yes, I have a soft spot for Maglor as well. I have the outline and a few chapters of a very, very long fic about his life through the Ages; I've been working on it for six years, on and off, but it's so huge and pinning it down is difficult! Thank you for taking the time to review - I'm glad you liked it.
Name: Spiced Wine (Signed) · Date: July 05, 2015 23:29 · For: Þerindë
Oh, Narya, this is wonderful - it made me cry! Great work!
Author's Response: *Squee!!* Really!? Thank you so much :-D I am so pleased you think it works.
Name: cheekybeak (Signed) · Date: February 25, 2015 4:15 · For: Beware, Thief
I started off feeling sorry for him, poor baby dragon with no mother...... That didn't last long though!
I guess dragons wouldn't really have that much in the way if emotional feelings for their family so him casually killing his sister is something I should have expected. Maybe they are like lions. The females have attachments to their cubs but the males , once they are grown, well family doesn't mean anything to them it is all about superiority.
This is the first time I have ever put any thought into what made dragons tick!
Author's Response: Thanks for your comments, Cheeky :-) in the first draft I did have Smaug feeling guilty about his sister, but it seemed very un-Smaug-like!
Name: cheekybeak (Signed) · Date: February 23, 2015 8:00 · For: Cúthalion
Another favourite of mine, Beleg. He really deserved much more screen time from Tolkien, in my opinion anyway!! I am fascinated how you can write so little and yet it is so gripping and descriptive...how do you do that?!
Author's Response: I completely agree - there are a lot of characters I feel were underwritten in canon. Then again, that's why we have fanfic! As for the brevity thing, at the moment it's a case of needs must. I've been out of fandom for a while and haven't worked up the energy to go back to longer fics - yet. Thank you once again for your lovely comments :-)
Name: cheekybeak (Signed) · Date: February 23, 2015 7:55 · For: The Sleepers in that Quiet Earth
Ah! So sad. These two are my favourites. Could you get any more tragic than them? This was wonderful, so few words and it conveyed so much emotion!
Author's Response: I know :-( they're heartbreaking! Thank you so much for your lovely comment.
Name: Pink Siamese (Signed) · Date: February 22, 2015 23:26 · For: Cúthalion
I read all of these in one go, and they're lovely. :-)
Author's Response: Oh, thank you :-) just a few odds and ends, but it helps to write them when I'm struggling with longer stuff.
Name: Spiced Wine (Signed) · Date: February 21, 2015 22:22 · For: Cúthalion
I think we all get those 'dried out' spells at times, Narya, especially if our life is full of other things. But I also believe people who are writers can't ever stop writing, even though maybe years might go by where they do very little.
Of course I felt something. It brought tears to my eyes because it made me imagine a time when they were happy. :( I will go and sit in a corner for a while!
Author's Response: I think you're right; this is just the first time I've been through it, so it felt/feels like the end of the world. I hope you don't spend too long in the corner, not when you've left Magnificat on such a stunning cliffhanger!
Name: Spiced Wine (Signed) · Date: February 21, 2015 20:27 · For: Cúthalion
Are you and Encairion in cahoots to break my heart tonight?
Beleg and T
Name: Spiced Wine (Signed) · Date: May 02, 2014 23:34 · For: Nine Black Cats and One White
Oh, this was surprising!
I am the cat who walks by herself - and I am in need of a new adventure
I really enjoyed this! But I am very sorry about your cat :(
Author's Response: I am sorry too - but she wasn't born to be an inside cat, and sometimes life just isn't fair. Thank you for reading and commenting *hugs*
Name: ravensonthewing (Signed) · Date: September 22, 2013 5:06 · For: The Sleepers in that Quiet Earth
Oh dear! This is gorgeous, I love it. I do so wish there was more, but there are times when a little of a good thing is enough to spur the imagination. I'll be thinking of this for a while.
Author's Response: Hi, ravensonthewing! Thank you for your review. Yes, I remember you write Maedhros/Fingon; I hope you post your story at some point, I'd like to read it. Anyway, I'm really glad you enjoyed this. I do plan to write more Maedhros/Fingon at some point in the future, but I have other projects on the go at the moment :)
Name: Narya (Signed) · Date: September 08, 2013 21:44 · For: Nine Black Cats and One White
@ziggy, I forgot one of my feline muses - Ginger from CS Lewis's The Last Battle, who lost the power of speech because of his evil deeds ;)
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