Reviewer: Winterwitch (Signed)
09/04/13 - 06:11 pm
What a bittersweet and yet very lovely tale!
I'm usually a bit wary of kid! Legolas fic, as those I have seen usually are just over the top with cuteness, but you balance it perfectly well.
Legolas is very sweet in his childish mannerisms, yet undoubtedly a child dealing with loss, grief, and trauma. Your Thranduuil is equally well rounded, showing a very felicitous mixture between loving father and capable leader, dealing with his own grief and sorrow, and being an independent spirit with his own ideas of how things are and might be. I particularly love how he does not give Legolas false hope, but treats him seriously and in a dignified way.
Hopefully this time I won't end up deleting a wonderful Review, while trying to respond, like I did on the last one. Thanks for taking the risk and reading anyway, despite being wary of kid Legolas fics, Winterwitch. This was on my harddrive a long time before I let it off, and not just because it was a sort of Christmas story and I began writing it in February. By the time I posted it, I figured I'd edited it to death; worn off the shine trying to polish it to capture the right mix of sorrow and sweetness that would bring bittersweet adn lovely.
This was a lot of fun to write, which is probably another reason it hung around so long on my hard drive, I didn't want to be done with it. I'm not a big fan of over-the-top cuteness either, but I do adore the *little* genre, so I'm waiting for the muse to wander by with a new idea for this father/son relationship. This being a well-established fandom, it becomes harder and harder (for my underactive muse at least) to come up fresh new ideas that haven't already been done a hundred times.
Thanks so much for spending time in my corner of fandom! And taking time to leave a note as well.
Reviewer: curiouswombat (Signed)
12/09/12 - 02:04 pm
Oh what a lovly ending to such a well written, but heart wrenching, tale. Thank you.
Ahhhhh, it touched someone enough to move them to leave a note; blessings upon you, Curious! I so appreciate that you took time to read AND respond to the story. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing this little time out of time with me.