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I have been writing fanfiction since 2002, specializing in Tolkien-related fic, both LOTR and the Silm, but I've also written in the Mary Renault, Swordspoint, and Wraeththu fandoms. My other stories may be found on the following archives: Silmarillion Writer's Guild, and Archive of Our Own. My LJ is elfscribe5. Most of my LJ entries are f-locked, but if you send me a message or comment on a public post, I welcome the addition of new friends.



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Title: So Much Less, And So Much More by Esteliel
Rated: Mature [Reviews - 2]
Summary: A storm drives Elladan to seek shelter in a cave with his lover - and with one who betrayed him a long time ago.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Elladan, Glorfindel, Orophin
Content: Angst, Romance, Slash
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 8016 | Read count: 2295

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Published: June 30, 2011 | Updated: June 30, 2011


Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: April 29, 2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This came up on the randomizer and I decided to check it out.  Loved the gorgeous writing in the scene of Elladan in the storm.  I'm glad Elladan and Glorfindel finally figured out Helegon's betrayal and resolved it in such a lovely manner.  Hot too.

Cheers!



Title: Peacetime Heroics and Other Short Stories by Russandol
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Added "A Kingly Gift".

This will be my place to gather all the really short stories written for prompts, or as gifts, until I can create a series for those related to the ‘verse of an existing story.

1. Peacetime Heroics – After Sauron’s fall, an Elf struggles with the demands of peacetime. Written for B2MeM 2011 Day 11 - Prompt: “Himring - Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most heroic sacrifices. (Thomas Merton)"

2. The Spell of the Dark Tower – A humorous true drabble about one of our favourite Dark Towers. Written for B2MeM 2011 Day 23 - Prompt: “Dol-Guldur”

Thanks to wonderful elfscribe for the beta.

 

3. A Kingly Gift - Ten years of faithful service are rewarded. A double drabble written for elfscribe's 10th Fandom Anniversary.

Thanks to Ignoblebard for the quick beta read.

 


Category: Fiction
Characters: Ar-Pharazôn, Elladan, Gimli, Legolas, Sauron
Content: Drama
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 | Completed: No | Word count: 711 | Read count: 9769

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Published: June 30, 2011 | Updated: November 22, 2012


Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: November 24, 2012 Title: Chapter 3: A Kingly Gift

Ah yes, the wily Annatar lures his victim further into darkness.  Love it, Russa.  Thank you so much for the anniversary gift.   It was also fun to revisit your other two ficlets, Legolas making the ultimate sacrifice and the humorous look at a guest stay in the Dark Tower.  (Can't WAIT to hear our Benedict as the Necromancer.)

Hugs!



Author's Response:

Thank you elfscribe! I felt it was appropriate to choose the character that we've shared during these years since I met you. I'd love you to get to that point in Elegy, and see what your Annatar will do to persuade the King to allow him to take that particular step towards his goal.

Legolas' "ultimate sacrifice" had completely gone off my mind, you know, I've had to g back and read it to remember what it was! LOL.

Cumberbatch, oh, yes. His voice will be thrilling, I know. I love him as SH, but as Sairon he'll be splendid, though I believe he won't actually appear.

Hugs back!

 



Title: The Black Riders by Kenaz
Rated: Teen [Reviews - 6]
Summary: The souls of elves, when they depart their bodies, travel to the Halls of Mandos on the veiled isle of Valinor. But the souls of men, when they die, travel beyond the circles of the world, and no mortal can say what awaits them there...Actually, the place where the souls of men go when they die looks remarkably like the M6.

A Lord of the Rings/Good Omens crossover with hearty apologies to JRR Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, and Terry Pratchett.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Boromir
Content: Crossover, Humor
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 2062 | Read count: 1970

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Published: July 03, 2011 | Updated: July 03, 2011


Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: July 31, 2012 Title: Chapter 1: The Black Riders

OHMYGOD!! Why haven't I seen this one before? I seriously thought I would choke with laughter. The whole name thing and the fact that hell is the M6. This is priceless. Fav lines among many:
If ye can reade this, the wenche fell offe. Boromir painted If this horse doth rock, forbear to knock.
S'not very...you know...Evil. But I like the cloak,
“You may call me...” he paused for dramatic effect. “Poncy Blond Elves.”
Hee. Oh by this point, I was dead, I tell ya. Thanks I really needed this.



Title: Twenty-nine White Horses by Jael
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 13]
Summary: What happens if an elf loses a tooth. Do they go gap-toothed to the end of time? I hope, not, and here's my take on it. Legolas, Thranduil. Humor. Rated PG
Category: Fiction
Characters: Legolas, Thranduil
Content: Gen, Humor
Challenge: None
Series: The JaelVerse
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1576 | Read count: 1878

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Published: September 21, 2011 | Updated: September 21, 2011


Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: July 01, 2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

A very good, and simple solution to the problem of losing teeth  (one I'd never considered before).  Great father-son dynamic.  enjoyed it.



Author's Response: Thank you! The dynamic between Legolas and Thranduil in the Verse! grew slowly over time, and it's one of the more pleasurable things to write.



Title: ~ On Reviewing ~ by Spiced Wine
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 14]
Summary: On reviewing, and the 'gift-economy' of fanfiction.
Category: Non-Fiction
Characters: None
Content: None
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1185 | Read count: 2869

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Published: November 15, 2011 | Updated: November 15, 2011


Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: April 22, 2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 ~ Reviewing ~

Very well said, Spice.  Reviews and feedback are what create our community. And a review can have other benefits that one wouldn't have anticipated.  I have met all my best and dearest friends in the fandom through either their reviews of my stories or mine of theirs.  It is way more important to authors than people often think, especially since we're all doing this for free.  And yes, it does take some time to write something thoughtful, but I do have to say to any folks out there who never review, gee you got the story for free.  If you liked the story at all, at least pay the author in some small way for the hours of effort, by leaving a note that a human being out there actually read and appreciated it.  If I had nothing but silence in response to my efforts, I would have assumed no one liked my work and given up a long time ago.   Page clicks don't make up for actual responses from people.  If it's a multi-chapter story page clicks are better than nothing because they at least let me know how many people actually read it to the end and that tells me something as an author, but not a lot.  I really appreciate the readers who have taken time to give me detailed reviews.  Also, as you said, sometimes it helps me see a different facet of the story or the character that I didn't see before -- and that is priceless.

I'd like to add that any review at all, even the brief, "I loved this," is much better than silence and definitely appreciated by me and all the authors I know.

Spice, you have been so very generous to many authors and gone beyond the mere review in creating your list of recommendations.  I feel quite honored to have been on your list.  As we know, getting readers is all about the buzz.  Thanks for helping make this community a place where I have enjoyed spending a great deal of time over the past decade. 

Cheers!



Author's Response: Reviews and feedback are what create our community.

Yes, if there were just authors posting, and no reviews or comments there wouldn't be a community, and in the end just a few writers probably using their own websites, Tumblr or LJ to post. Authors and readers/reviewers both give in different ways. We don't see the 'taking' except as a lack. Personally I think it's wrong to take without giving something back.

Also, as you said, sometimes it helps me see a different facet of the story or the character that I didn't see before -- and that is priceless.

That is amazing when it happens; and it makes me think which is also a good thing.



Title: Melpomaen the Elfling by Glorfindel
Rated: Explicit [Reviews - 186]
Summary:



Melpomaen is a reborn elfling. He has two fathers because Saruman cursed one of them to fall pregnant to the next elf they saw - that unfortunate elf was Legolas. Mel was born with all his father, Erestor's, memories and intelligence and causes mayhem wherever he goes. He is probably the cutest, naughtiest and baddest elfling anywhere and yet he steadfastly refuses to believe he is anything but well behaved. Erestor is the only elf to have ever suffered a migraine; he hopes they will go when Mel is fifty and leaves home.

Wherever Mel goes there is uproar. Things become worse when he finds out that the Valar have already assigned him a soul mate and that a new baby brother is on the way, who is also reborn. Who are Mel's first set of parents and why does Saruman want to capture him. How did Mel manage to stab the wizard in the eye with an arrow and why is Sauron so interested in him? Also, why have the Valar assigned Gandalf to be his guide?

The story follows Mel through his, not always easy, childhood until he becomes an adult, finding out about his true origins on the way. Will he choose to be good or will he embrace evil? It could go either way.


Category: Fiction
Characters: Celeborn, Celebrían, Círdan, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Estë, Galadriel, Gandalf, Gildor, Glorfindel, Haldir, Legolas, Lindir, Mandos/Námo, Manwë, Melpomaen/Figwit, OFC, Orc, Oropher, Rúmil, Saruman, Sauron, Thranduil, Varda/Elbereth
Content: Action/Adventure, Angst, AU, BDSM, Character Death, Drama, Erotica, Explicit Sex, Het, Horror, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Kink, Mpreg, Mystery, Rape/Non-con, Romance, Slash
Challenge: None
Series: The Melpomaen the Elfling Universe Story Collection
Chapters: 105 | Completed: No | Word count: 178776 | Read count: 150758

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Published: November 21, 2011 | Updated: May 26, 2018


Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: August 20, 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Melpomaen

Oh, I'm delighted to be able to read this from the beginning.  Mel is a fabulous character.  Really love his sass.



Author's Response: Thank you Elfscribe :D I am betaing the whole series and posting it as I go. Also I am trying to finish the series off - I know where it will end but it is getting there. I am pleased you are enjoying it. Fin x



Title: ~ Dark Star ~ by Spiced Wine
Rated: Mature [Reviews - 101]
Summary:
~ An ancient sword reforged by Sauron, long thought lost, now wielded by one of the Sons of Thunder from who the orcs flee in terror.

A Dark Lord who seeks to bind the Elves to him, mightier servants even than the Nazg
Category: Fiction
Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Glorfindel, Legolas, OMC, Sauron, Thranduil
Content: Angst, AU, Drama, Erotica, Incest, Rape/Non-con, Slash
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 17 | Completed: No | Word count: 76423 | Read count: 28533

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Published: January 26, 2012 | Updated: January 24, 2015


Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: October 09, 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 ~

I happened to start reading this yesterday and I love it!  Am really impressed with your powerful prose and vivid descriptions.  I'm reminded of fantasy paintings I've seen of beautiful, muscle-sculpted, half-naked warriors with grim expressions, their hair lashed by the wind amidst a back drop of raging elements, sheer rocks, and sharp battlements.   Very intriguing beginning.  You should be writing fantasy professionally.  I'll try to read more as I get a chance.

Some of my favorite lines:

A scream flayed the night, rapacious, starving. Only the damned could scream thus, and the Nazgûl were utterly damned.

Spring came in power that year, her green skirts sweeping the snow north to the borders of the world.

it was said that the orcs of the Misty Mountains fled in terror from these twins with their eyes of ice and frozen fire,

Elrohir stared at the crouching gloom of Mirkwood. His blood hissed in his ears hot, swift, and Aícanaro hummed eager violence against his flesh. The touch of a hand, that calming moon-blue breath across the pulse of his rage, a rage that quenched itself only and briefly in blood, brought his head around to meet his brother's eyes.

This was another world, a silent one. Moisture clung from the pine needles, the cobwebs that swagged from tree to tree. Fungi, sweating unhealthy pallor, erupted from the forest floor, from wet bark. One cluster, over-ripe, pustulent, burst, scattering a dust of spores.

Before him the ground rose, mossy boulders and outcroppings of rock shaking themselves free of the forest. Above him the natural bedrock rose into the hard lines and angles of masonry. Against a clear dawn sky, walls and towers showed black, sharp. Angry elegance brooded deep in the sculpted stone.



Author's Response: Am really impressed with your powerful prose and vivid descriptions. I'm reminded of fantasy paintings I've seen of beautiful, muscle-sculpted, half-naked warriors with grim expressions, their hair lashed by the wind amidst a back drop of raging elements, sheer rocks, and sharp battlements.

Wow, Elfscribe, thank-you so much for reading and taking the time to comment. Hugs! (:
I always see the stories in my mind as incredibly vivid, and so if it translate from imagination to words, I am very pleased. And you are one to talk of vivid imagery. I try to learn from the best.

I might try and write fantasy if I didn't like Middle-earth so much. I have loads of pre-fanfic fantasy in longhand. But I am up to my eyeballs in fanfic series (: You are very kind.



Title: Queen's Brothers Bag Record-Breaking Warg! by Karlmir Stonewain
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Here is an article from a weekly newspaper published somewhere in the New City Quarter of Minas Tirith during the Fourth Age. This was in response to a challenge by NessaMahtar on www.lotrfanfiction.com
Category: Fiction
Characters: Elladan, Elrohir
Content: Action/Adventure, Character Death
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1594 | Read count: 1988

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Published: February 05, 2012 | Updated: February 05, 2012


Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: January 13, 2013 Title: Chapter 1: Queen's Brothers Bag Record-Breaking Warg!

You did an excellent job of making this fit a journalistic style and in addition it was an exciting story of the hunt for Old Nemesis.  Enjoyed your OCs such as Himdir Toughleather and Lagorúth the Lame.  Got a smile out of the end that Queen Evenstar couldn't be reached for comment. 



Author's Response: Thank you for reading and reviewing. This story briefly overlaps another one taking place in the same time frame, but I haven't posted it here yet.



Title: Sea of Pearls by Glorfindel
Rated: Explicit [Reviews - 3]
Summary: The newly re-embodied Glorfindel must rescue Maglor from the Silmaril.

First of all he must fight a battle for his life deep in the ocean, where he is overcome with the idea of fulfilling a fatal fantasy.

Will he be able to resist?


Category: Fiction
Characters: Erestor, Gandalf, Glorfindel, Maglor, Ulmo
Content: Action/Adventure, AU, Drama, Erotica, Horror, Mystery, Rape/Non-con
Challenge: None
Series: Sea of Pearls
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1935 | Read count: 1608

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Published: April 16, 2012 | Updated: April 16, 2012


Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: January 19, 2013 Title: Chapter 1: Sea of Pearls

What a wonderful imagination you have!  All these details, Maglor in the sea forced to stare at a silmaril for punishment; his hair attacking those who come within range; Glorfindel saving him, only to bind him to the bed in another form of imprisonment; and the pearl tears.  This one is darker than your norm, but I'm impressed you are exploring your dark side in such an imaginative way.  Hugs.



Author's Response: Thank you :D I don't know where I got the idea from for the story. I have dark themes and occurrences in my other stories but they normally end happily and justice is seen to be done, whereas in this story those elements are both missing. I am really pleased you enjoyed it, *hugs* Fin xx



Title: My Soul Mate, My Love, My Only One. by Glorfindel
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Melpomaen recalls his passage into adulthood as he exalts his soul mate, Glorfindel, whom he has known since an elfling. From the Melpomaen the Elfling Universe.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Glorfindel, Melpomaen/Figwit
Content: Angst, AU, Romance
Challenge: None
Series: The Melpomaen the Elfling Universe Story Collection
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1209 | Read count: 2233

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Published: July 07, 2012 | Updated: July 07, 2012


Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: April 30, 2013 Title: Chapter 1: My Soul Mate, My Love, My Only One.

Lovely summary of Mel and Glorfindel's relationship, which seems in a form of a love letter.  I can really feel Mel's hero worship that budded into a more mature love and desire.  Left me wanting more.  lol



Author's Response: Thank you :D I wrote it in the form of a love letter, although I do not know whether Mel intended Glorfindel to see it or not. I am pleased you enjoyed it, Fin x



Title: Chasing Nightingales by Marchwriter
Rated: Mature [Reviews - 6]
Summary: An interesting errand draws a young Aragorn to the Edge of the Wild and into the company of a dangerous man he believes to be an Enemy spy. Slash.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Haldir
Content: Action/Adventure, Drama
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 4 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 12542 | Read count: 4139

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Published: August 06, 2012 | Updated: September 21, 2012


Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: August 07, 2012 Title: Chapter 2: Part Two: Amidst the Thorns

Hi Marchwriter.  I'm posting the review I wrote for you on Slashy Santa here.  I'd be curious what the prompts were for your fic? 

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This is marvelous, Marchwriter!  Just the kind of story I like -- darkness, mystery, adventure.  You've done a fantastic job setting the mood, giving us Aragorn's character, nicely folding all of it into canon.  Love the introduction of Haldir.  Your writing is fine, beautifully evocative.  Love the name of the Inn, The Stroke of Luck.  Some favorite lines:

“but Aragorn had learned that a flash of silver sparked an amazing memory for details and names.”

“A frisson ran the length of his nape, the same sense that makes the hart raise his head a heartbeat before the arrow transfixes him behind the shoulder.”

". . .until grey dawn seeped through the curtains"


"These were dense and rotten, shrouded in moss and fern. They leaned against one another like so many wounded soldiers straggling behind decimated ranks."

"Aragorn heard the flies before he saw them."  [Yes, wow, and so did I]

“Go on and pick it up then, boy,” the voice said, suddenly sharp and snarling, the rasp more pronounced. “If you’re going to threaten a man, do it properly, though if you hold your hand, you might hear something to your advantage, something that concerns you directly.”  

I really look forward to more of this.

 

 



Author's Response: Hello elfscribe! Thank you for your kind remarks--both here and on Slashy Santa. My prompt was actually very simple: "Haldir/the Ranger Strider...Early years of The Ranger venturing beyond Eriador and Rivendell out into Middle Earth on his journeys." Writing Haldir/Aragorn is my guilty pleasure though I veer more towards friendship than romance with them. This proved a very provocative challenge. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I'm hoping to have the next part up soon. Just waiting on my beta. :) Best, Marchwriter



Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: August 10, 2012 Title: Chapter 3: Part Three: Hunted Men

Excellent.  Very much enjoying these two learning to trust each other.   Really liked your description of the Nazgul, "The sickness, the fear, the…dreams. They carry it with them like a poison."

You're doing a good job of characterization of Aragorn as somewhat young and untried and Haldir as world-weary, as shown by the map of scars. "The Elf’s body was a map of twisted roadways and white paths that followed the courses where blade or dart had carved into his flesh." Loved the hint about his relationship with the Haradrim boy.  I have my suspicions about who the Nightingale is.  Haldir seems very acquainted with him.  *g*

How many more chapters?



Author's Response: Hi there, elfscribe. Lovely to hear from you again. I'm glad that Aragorn's characterization is working for you. He's one of the trickier characters for me to write just because in the books, he's so terribly /good/ and sensible and perfect. Haldir is always fun to write. :) But I'm afraid I can't say much more than that except there is at least one more chapter planned. Thank you for such a lovely review! Marchwriter



Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: September 24, 2012 Title: Chapter 4: Part Four: The Man of Many Names

Beautifully written.  I really enjoyed this Marchwriter.  Your description of the river journey, all the details, the sights and sounds and smells, are so well-wrought.  I really liked the increased sense of intimacy between the two.  Your love-scene was gorgeously done, and Mary-Renaultesque in its subtlety.  Your final sentence so evocative, as was the rest of it.  Good job.

I've been very scarce these days, haven't read anything but when I saw that you'd posted this, I wanted to read the end.  I haven't visited the Lizards in quite some time and haven't done much writing, my heart is too wounded, but hope to go back to it at some point.  Anyhow, you have real talent.  I hope you keep on writing.



Author's Response: Dearest elfscribe, I'm exceedingly tardy in getting this to you, and I hope you'll forgive me. Duty has pulled me from fanfiction for far too long. Now the freedoms and endless time that comes with unemployment have me picking up the threads again. I hope after these few months, your troubles have eased a little, and your heart is not so sore. Thank you very much for your kind words. Chasing has been done for a while now, but I am always grateful to see the reviews it's received and to answer those who take the moment to kindly acknowledge my few stories. I'm particularly thankful the romantic aspects worked for you--I've never written Haldir and Aragorn in so blatant a situation, and I was hesitant at first to do so--if glad of the Slashy Santa challenge that provoked it--having written so much of Haldir and Aragorn in my own way. I hope things are improving for you and perhaps I will see you on Lizards? Best, Marchwriter



Title: Legends Say... by Caddock of Buckland
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 7]
Summary: A brief vignette character sketch of the Master of Buckland.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck
Content: Vignette
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 442 | Read count: 1420

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Published: September 26, 2012 | Updated: September 26, 2012


Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: September 29, 2012 Title: Chapter 1: ...or so I have heard

I really like this glimpse of Merry as an old and venerable hobbit.  Especially loved this line:  "and almost menacing, that foreign air that had seemed more like an oddity and now feels like a taste of power."  And this one: "He lived in great times, through the dawning of a new age"

I hope you'll write more about him.

 



Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it! I was actually a bit worried about that first line, a little afraid it interrupted the flow; I went over the wording for so long on that part. And it is very much my intention to do so ;)



Title: ~ Drink The Sunset ~ by Spiced Wine
Rated: Mature [Reviews - 12]
Summary:

A gift for Elfscribe, on the occasion of her 10th anniversary in fandom.

This is set within her wonderful Elegy for N
Category:
Fiction
Characters: Ar-Pharazôn, OMC, Sauron
Content: AU, Drama, Slash
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 6145 | Read count: 3461

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Published: November 17, 2012 | Updated: November 17, 2012


Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: November 19, 2012 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 ~ The Taste of Blood-red Wine ~

My dear friend.  Thank you for your enthusiastic reccing of my story to others and for writing such a heartfelt cross-over with your series.  I think you single-handedly have done much to direct people in my direction.  I'm not the best at promotion.  And having been in fanfic a long time now, I realize that there is no greater flattery than having someone become so immersed in your characters and story that they want to write more of it.  And after all, we must tip our hats to the master, JRR Tolkien who created such a complex and fascinating world for us to play in. 

As I said in my note to you, there is much to admire in your story here. I think you really understood what I tried to convey with Sûla's character.  I liked your description of him wishing “for some-one to confide in, some-one he could trust not to go to the highest bidder with his words. There was no-one.”  That will certainly be true as things progress for him. Like another reviewer, I liked Annatar’s “lacquered shield,” and his “white blade smile”, Sûla’s “office of easement” the Queen “armored in diamonds and dignity.”   I really liked “His expression acted like a hand over Sûla's mouth.”  The ending was great and did make me want to read on.  “Your blood,” Sauron repeated, as if he had not spoken. He slipped a hand into Vanimórë's hair, clenched it. “In the end you will do it, my son, out of pity, and love. For both of them.”  Your depiction of Annatar and Vanimórë's relationship is powerful and rich with history. I really must read more of your stories.
 Many hugs.



Author's Response: Thank-you so much, Elfscribe for your kindness.
All your characters are wonderfully drawn, of course, but your OC's, S



Title: The Book of Lost Trains by Speaker to Customers
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 4]
Summary: LotR as it would have been if written by the Rev. W. Awdry (creator of Thomas the Tank Engine); the oddest crossover ever. 2 x 200-word double drabbles and a 100-word drabble.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Aragorn, Balrog, Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf, Gimli, Gollum/Sméagol, Legolas, Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck, Samwise "Sam" Gamgee, Sauron
Content: Crossover, Drabble, Het, Humor
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 509 | Read count: 3573

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Published: November 21, 2012 | Updated: November 21, 2012


Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: November 22, 2012 Title: Chapter 3: The Turntable of Doom

LOL.  Gwaihir the helicopter, and Gandalf with the new coat of paint, not to mention the coupling. That has seriously got to be the weirdest cross-over I've seen yet.  What fun!



Author's Response: Thank you! Actually I think my weirdest ever cross-over was 'Miss Marple versus Godzilla' but that doesn't qualify for this site.



Title: Beautiful, Unanswerable Questions by IgnobleBard
Rated: Explicit [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Legolas and Elrohir make love and do battle when Erebor is threatened with attack years after the Ring War.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Legolas
Content: None
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 10984 | Read count: 1955

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Published: December 12, 2012 | Updated: December 12, 2012


Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: December 15, 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Beautiful story Igbee.  I hadn't read this one before so glad to encounter it now. Legolas and Elrohir is such a good pairing. Loved the poem at the beginning.  You're so good at that.  Such a good balance of humor, sweet love-making, and action.   Liked the turtle too and how it kept coming back as a reminder of patience. "He says only a fool would confuse age with wisdom."   

Especially liked the lovely wordsmithing in this passage:
"Sometimes I wish I had sailed as soon as the war was over. The longing takes me at unexpected moments and is so strong it consumes me. Sometimes just the smell of rain or the crying of a heron along a riverbank makes me think of the great water and my longing is… I cannot describe it but it makes my spirit feel like a bird flying in the rain, soaring and weighted at the same time."

Thanks for the diversion on a busy Saturday.

 



Author's Response: Thanks so much, Elfscribe. I'm glad you found this one and enjoyed it. I wrote it a few years ago for a fic swap and I was happy with how it turned out. I liked pairing Elrohir with Legolas and having the turtle act as a kind of connection between them. Sometimes the Valar get it right. :-) That passage is one of my favorites out of the stories I've written so I'm especially thrilled that you liked it too.



Title: The Butterfly Murders by Glorfindel
Rated: Teen [Reviews - 47]
Summary: Manwe orders Namo to bring the elves who stayed in Middle-earth to Valinor.However, the Crystal Bridge hasn't been maintained and is about to collapse. Will Namo succeed or be lost to Valinor forever?
Category: Fiction
Characters: Celeborn, Elladan, Elrohir, Haldir, Legolas, Maglor, Mandos/Námo, Manwë, Rúmil, Thranduil
Content: Action/Adventure, Angst, AU, Character Death, Drama, Gen, Humor
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 12 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 13775 | Read count: 12216

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Published: January 01, 2013 | Updated: January 14, 2013


Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: January 07, 2013 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 - The Crystal Bridge

This is such a fascinating premise.  I also love the humor even though the idea of Namo having to off the elves is a dark one. You are brilliant, my dear. 



Author's Response: Thank you - I am basking in the glow of your lovely compliment :D I am pleased you enjoyed it, Fin x



Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: January 07, 2013 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3 - Rumil

One great side benefit of reading your fic seems to be getting a tour.  Is this true about the Jurassic Coast bus?  If so, I definitely want to ride it.  Your stories give me a mile, especially this:  "Isambard Kingdom Brunel, he sighed with disgust because I did not seem impressed to an orgasmic level. In fact, I was not impressed at any level and wondered if he thought me a fool. I truly doubt any human would be saddled with a name like that."



Author's Response: There is indeed a tour going on lol Here is the link to a PDF leaflet for the Jurassic Coast Bus: http://jurassiccoast.org/downloads/jurassic_coast_bus_leaflet.pdf. I have been on the bus but I have never made the full journey.


I am pleased you are enjoying the story, Fin x



Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: January 07, 2013 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4 - Haldir

What a task Namo has, but he seems to enjoy it. I'd be pissed at him too.  And Haldir is right on. Why doesn't Eru just fix the bridge?  Love the idea of the butterflies. 



Author's Response: Namo will find the task less enjoyable as time goes on. Why Eru doesn't fix the bridge is never answered but there is a hint in the last chapter.


I am pleased you are enjoying the series, Fin x



Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: January 07, 2013 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5 - Maglor

I'm very glad that Maglor was freed.  Interesting that the nurses note the butterflies from the body.  And this made me laugh: “They will be shagging each others’ arses next,” Rúmil muttered.

Great story!

 



Author's Response: The nurses probably spend all day watching television with the clients lol Rumil and Haldir vie with each other to see who can be the most sarcastic - I still haven't determined who was the more successful at it.


I am pleased you are enjoying the series, Fin x



Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: January 09, 2013 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6 - Celeborn

You know I'd saved this until I got a sufficient amount done on my swapfic, but then I gave in.  This was wildly funny and really did make me LOL on a number of occasions, specifically after the following remarks:

“Kill him now,” Haldir demanded. “He always was an annoying shite.”
“Kill him and leave him here,” Rúmil said.

“This is where he dies, isn’t it?” Haldir said
What the fuck?” Celeborn exclaimed. “I was enjoying myself.”

OMG, thanks for this!

 

 



Author's Response: I still titter when I read this chapter - I am glad you found it just as funny and it made you laugh. More coming soon. I am pleased you enjoyed it, Fin x



Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: January 10, 2013 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7 - Thranduil

I think Thranduil should definitely put in his complaint, as much good as it'll do him.  I'm enjoying this fic a lot.



Author's Response: It won't do Thranduil any good at all but he will definitely try. I am really pleased that you are enjoying the fic, Fin x



Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: January 11, 2013 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8 - Elladan

Oh god, of course Elladan is a rock star.  That makes perfect sense. I would love to see him perform.  It's very sad he got shot.  Good though that Namo & co. were there to collect him.  He's getting quite a crowd of elves now.



Author's Response: It was sad that he was shot but it was quicker than some of the deaths Namo has given to the others. Namo's route was planned so he would be able to collect Elladan when it happened, otherwise he might have left Haldir and Rumil until last :D I am pleased you enjoyed it :D



Reviewer: elfscribe Signed
Date: January 11, 2013 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9 - Legolas

Oh this is so sad, that Legolas is mentally disturbed and homeless with only a dog for a friend.  I'm glad the dog could come along.  Namo must not be totally heartless. 

I am enjoying the tour.  Have you made notes when you make trips?  Or are you just being adept at using GPS?



Author's Response: Namo has a difficult job but he is capable of compassion, which we will see in the next chapter.

I used Google Earth to get the locations exactly correct, streetwise, and getting the little man to walk the routes so I could note the various shops etc. Then I typed the details into Google Map directions and it calculated how long it would take to get there by car and I also used Tube Maps, and train timings. Finally, for the walking I calculated the times manually. I used to work down St. Martin's Lane, so I know the area, and have walked the route to London Zoo, but for everywhere else that required walking I had to do the research. It helps that I have been to most of the places in the story :D

I am pleased you enjoyed it, Fin x