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I write chiefly Silm fic and my main archive is SWG.


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Post Traumatic in Arnor by nancylea57

Rated G
[Reviews - 2]
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An unspecific Gondorian is recuperating in Arnor after what must have been a rough mission in Harad

Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Original Male Character
Genres: Short story
Places: Annúminas
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 208    |    Read Count: 1065
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/28/09    |    Published: 07/28/09
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
11/07/16
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

That must have been a rough mission indeed!


Feature Opening by Nath

Rated G
[Reviews - 2]
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Sometime early in the second millennium of the Second Age: a moonlit night in Eregion, and two craftsmen anxiously wait the unveiling of their latest work.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Narvi, Elf: Celebrimbor
Genres: General
Places: Eregion/Hollin
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: 05. 2008 August Challenge: A Different POV
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1110    |    Read Count: 1601
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/29/09    |    Published: 07/29/09
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
07/12/13
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I like this: because it's about Celebrimbor and Narvi's friendship, because it's from Narvi's POV and because of the description of that particular moment! Also, very neat that Narvi actually anticipates that the password isn't really all  that easy to guess!



Author's Response:

Thx:)


Leaf and Twig by Marta

Rated G
[Reviews - 3]
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Because even the greatest of elf-lords were children, once upon a time... A wee moment of adventure, from the journey from Cuivienen.

 

(A triple-drabble - exactly 300 words.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Ents, Elf: Celeborn
Genres: Childhood, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: Beleriand
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 397    |    Read Count: 2753
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/15/09    |    Published: 08/15/09
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
03/11/12
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Nice! I didn't envisage Celeborn being quite as young as this when I was reading that sentence in Two Towers, but of course he must have been at some point, as he was obviously not an unborn elf. And it's a neat twist that at this point it's his uncles he can't envisage as ever having been children--as children will!

That was one dangerous journey, the trip from Cuivienen, and I'm not surprised his uncles are worried.

I wonder whether Treebeard is just helpfully trying to point out to Celeborn where his uncles are or whether he's actually reading Celeborn's mind?

I guess later on Celeborn had the chance to figure out how to greet a tree.

 

[BTW, this is not my B2MeM review for the day, although I did happen to  find this story while looking for possible candidates...]



Author's Response:

I was wondering why so many people were finding this fic just now. Thanks for reading, and I'm glad you found it so thought-provoking.


The Token by Dreamflower

Rated G
[Reviews - 2]
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2009 MEFA nominee

Arwen deals with losses.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Celebrian, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Angst, Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, The Grey Havens/Mithlond
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: 05. 2008 August Challenge: A Different POV
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1461    |    Read Count: 2271
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/17/09    |    Published: 08/17/09
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
04/05/13
Chapter 1: The Token

Oh, I really like this!

Thank you for pointing me to it!



Author's Response:

Thank you! It was one I really enjoyed writing, for I've long been fascinated by the connection between Frodo and Arwen.


Elf-Writing by Celeritas

Rated PG
[Reviews - 1]
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Fate and chance cross at two key points separated in time, ending one chapter of the Story and beginning another.

Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Original Male Character
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense, Tragedy, Vignette
Places: Eriador, Other place in Arda, The Shire
Times: 4-Fourth Age, 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: 17. 2009 August Challenge: Out on a Limb, 18. 2009 September Challenge: September 22, 22. 2010 January Challenge: Second Potluck
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 932    |    Read Count: 2521
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/01/10    |    Published: 02/01/10
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
09/14/16
Chapter 2: 2. September 22, A.D. 1929

I felt very much for that poor hunted young elf.

The second part had me confused at first, because it could not be Tolkien himself, but was so like him in some ways--it was only in the end that you revealed the connection!


Feature Questing by Thundera Tiger

Rated PG
[Reviews - 2]
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In the spring of 2941, against all reason, thirteen dwarves decide to leave the safety of the Blue Mountains and take up a quest to slay a terrible dragon. Gimli would like to see their number increase by one.

Tree and Flower Awards, Thorin, First Place

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Unfinished Tales
Characters: As a Group: Dwarves, As a Group: Thorin and Company, Dwarf: Dwalin, Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Dwarf: Glóin, Dwarf: Kili, Dwarf: Thorin Oakenshield
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Family, Gapfiller
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 4. sexual content implied
Series: None
Chapters: 3    |    Word count: 12815    |    Read Count: 4015
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/30/10    |    Published: 06/30/10
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
09/07/12
Chapter 3: Of Kind

I think this story is a real achievement. It is good to see Thorin and company treated with such respect and tact. And the cloak is a nice touch!


Feature The Robin's Tale by Lady Branwyn

Rated G
[Reviews - 3]
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How the least of Lord Denethor’s servants came to his defense.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 27. 2010 June Challenge: The White Tree
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2558    |    Read Count: 1404
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/03/10    |    Published: 07/03/10
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
09/16/12
Chapter 1: Chapter 1 "The Robin's Tale"

I enjoyed this story a lot. It's more complex than you expect it to be, at first, and the robin remains convincingly robin-like throughout.


Olwë's Grief by Rhyselle

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
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Olwë grieves for his lost brother before the Teleri cross the Sea to Valinor.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Olwë, Vala: Ulmo
Genres: Angst, Gapfiller
Places: Beleriand
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3    |    Read Count: 824
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/11/10    |    Published: 07/11/10
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
05/29/16
Chapter 1: Olwë's Grief

It seems a bit late to mention this, considering when the story was uploaded--but just in case you were not aware and still want to know: this story seems to be missing the actual story text. 


Shoulder the Sky, My Lad by Marta

Rated G
[Reviews - 6]
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In Rivendell, Gimli and Boromir spend some time below stairs.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor
Genres: Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Vignette
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1041    |    Read Count: 1588
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/12/10    |    Published: 07/12/10
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
09/24/13
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Congratulations on your First Place in the Tree & Flower Awards for characterization of Gimli for this!

It is well deserved.


Historiography by Celeritas

Rated G
[Reviews - 2]
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Faramir finds himself reflecting on the nature of history, and an old friend, when the Thain's Book arrives in Gondor.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Friendship, General
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: Celeritas' Birthday Bash 2010
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 989    |    Read Count: 2752
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/09/10    |    Published: 08/09/10
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
08/15/14
Chapter 2: Part 2 - for Raksha

I like this story--both parts.


Feature Dragonsblood by Dreamflower

Rated PG13
[Reviews - 2]
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 Bard the bowman slew Smaug, didn't he? Who would believe it could happen any other way?  (Inspired by a passage from The History of The Hobbit and written for the LOTR GFIC Community's "Believe It or Not" challenge.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The History of The Hobbit, The Hobbit
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Drama, Thriller/Suspense
Places: Erebor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: 32. 2010 October Challenge: Believe It or Not!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1174    |    Read Count: 845
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/27/10    |    Published: 10/27/10
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
03/29/12
Chapter 1: Dragonsblood

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(Copy of B2MeM review)

Warning: Review contains SPOILERS.

 

I am not really well read in Hobbit fic, but I’m sure this one is quite special. The underlying idea of this story very much appeals to the nerd in me, but not only that, it also reads well as a story! Dreamflower has delved into the depths of HoME and unearthed an early storyline for the end of the Hobbit, in which not only is the ring less important than it later became but also Bilbo, rather than Bard, is the one who kills Smaug. She has decided to see how it might have played out if Tolkien had stuck with this plot rather than striking it out. She is not only interested in the intricacies of plotting but also in the moral consequences.

The way details of the final version, the published Hobbit, are merged into the abandoned plotline (especially the dialogue) is very skilful and well done. Dreamflower manages to do so apparently seamlessly.  It is not her fault that Bilbo afloat in a golden bowl on a stream of dragon’s blood, for instance, isn’t one of Tolkien’s better ideas—and it fact it doesn’t matter, for it is precisely Dreamflower’s point that there is more wrong with the whole idea than such gimmicks. It is not really compatible with the Bilbo we have come to know and love. And Bilbo himself in the story feels this: an increasing repugnance for his role that causes him to awake from his dream—a time-honoured way of having one’s AU cake and eating it, of course, but in this case, one with a special twist!


One Bright Star by Levade

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
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It's Yule and Estel gets a little unforeseen help with his present for his father. Written for Kaylee in the LotR GFic Community Yule Exchange.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Erestor, Elf: Glorfindel, Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Childhood, Family, Short story
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 34. 2010 Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3908    |    Read Count: 1427
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/04/11    |    Published: 01/04/11
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
02/09/13
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

A lovely story! A great plot bunny--and you really ran with it. So many nice touches!


Marian's Wish by Linaewen

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
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Marian gets her wish and ends up in the middle of her favorite story.

Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Original Female Character
Genres: Humor
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1284    |    Read Count: 1793
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/18/11    |    Published: 05/18/11
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
12/31/11
Chapter 1: Marian's Wish

I meant to review this for the MEFAs and I'm afraid I didn't get around to it; it is too late now, so I'll at least comment here.


I enjoyed reading the story, and especially the twist at the end..


Marian maybe would not agree right now, but I think it is a happy end, really. She is in Rivendell, and she's doing what she is good at. It might have been more romantic if Boromir had fallen in love with her at first sight, but it is going to spare her a lot of heartbreak that he doesn't...


Feature A Case of Silver Spoons by Elleth

Rated G
[Reviews - 2]
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After his return from the Erebor quest, Bilbo receives wizardly advice regarding the Sackville-Bagginses.

Categories: The Hobbit
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 417    |    Read Count: 899
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/27/11    |    Published: 06/27/11
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
09/06/16
Chapter 1: A Case of Silver Spoons

That is all very Gandalf!

And a nice unexpected take on "tea and sympathy"!


Feature Third Thoughts by Dreamflower

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
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Faramir looks in on a sleeping Frodo and Sam in Ithilien. (A drabble)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Drama, Stream-of-conciousness
Places: Gondor: Ithilien
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 101    |    Read Count: 1059
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/11    |    Published: 07/26/11
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
07/17/15
Chapter 1: Third Thoughts

Yes, that would be how the Ring would be likely to assail Faramir, wouldn't it, trying to twist what was best in him? Even in his brother Boromir's case, the pity he showed at Rauros for Frodo was genuine, I think, only bent and twisted!

I can imagine Sam's worried furrow....



Author's Response:

Yes, I agree; it would assail Faramir through his wish to protect. Fortunately he was too wise to fall for its blandishments in this drabble. We aren't privy to his POV, but I would bet the Ring would at least try to blandish him. Too bad for it, but good for Frodo and Faramir.

And I agree; it probably began on Boromir with those sorts of tactics as well.


Feature Mellon by Rhapsody

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
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Gimli watches how Gandalf attempts to open the doors into Moria.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Eregion/Hollin
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 97    |    Read Count: 620
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/10    |    Published: 07/26/10
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
09/14/16
Chapter 1: Mellon

That word "mellon" opens more than one door...


The Army of the North by darthfingon

Rated PG13
[Reviews - 6]
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The armies of the Last Alliance gather in Rivendell to plan their march on Mordor.  Elrond worries, Oropher weasels, and nothing goes according to plan.

Artwork by Erulisse for the Big Bang challenge.

Categories: Challenge Stories, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Erestor, Elf: Gil-galad, Elf: Glorfindel, Elf: Oropher, Elf: Thranduil, Half-Elven: Elrond, Númenórean: Elendil, Númenórean: Isildur
Genres: None
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon
Times: 2-Second Age: the Last Alliance
Warnings: 1. use of profane or obscene language, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 5    |    Word count: 26363    |    Read Count: 1946
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/01/11    |    Published: 08/01/11
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
08/02/11
Chapter 1: Weasels

Oh, ouch. As often in your writing, I suspect: brilliant dialogue, witty  observations, vivid description, side-splittingly funny scenes--and a dark, dark thread running through it all. Having Elrond as first-person narrator helps, though; he engages the reader's sympathy and is still good company after all the jokes have gone sour...


Drabbles by Nath

Rated G
[Reviews - 3]
Table of Contents

The first set of the rather random collection of drabbles I've written over time.

Categories: Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 50    |    Word count: 6527    |    Read Count: 32772
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/10/13    |    Published: 10/01/11
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
11/24/12
Chapter 48: The Hunter

Are these Avari talking about Orome? What was the challenge, exactly?



Author's Response:

Ah, yes, a vital bit of information (as they say on ff.net "LOL I suck at writting intro's!!!1!") ...

And yes, you're right as well. The challenge was "Avari", and the birthday request was 'the kind of stories children tell each other'.

 


Istari, circa 1040 Third Age by Huinare

Rated PG
[Reviews - 5]
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Five Istari, shortly after their arrival in Ennor, traveling together as they adjust to limited powers and mortal forms.  A B2MEM 2012 project.   

I am flattered to have recieved a Tree and Flower award nomination for this tale, and only wish that I were keeping it updated in a timely manner.  Evidently the manic burst of energy I had for it during the first three weeks of B2MeM could not last.

On the plus side, I've come up with more interesting chapter titles, some of which are possibly injokes with myself.  A few of the titles were used when posting chapters as one-off stories in the B2MeM LJ community in March.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Other: Alatar/Morinehtar, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Other: Pallando/Rómestámo, Other: Radagast the Brown/Aiwendil, Other: Saruman/Cúrunir/Sharkey
Genres: Character study, Gapfiller, General
Places: Annúminas, Bree, Rivendell/Imladris, Amon Sûl/Weathertop, Arthedain, Eriador, Fornost, Rhudaur
Times: 1-First Age: early
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 19    |    Word count: 15756    |    Read Count: 10227
Completed: No    |    Updated: 06/12/12    |    Published: 03/03/12
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
03/16/12
Chapter 11: Thoughts upon the Mitheithel

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I like this story a great deal. It gives a particular twist both to the quest and the coming-of-age story. These new-fledged and often helpless and puzzled wizards who are also, at the same time, beings of immense age, knowledge and power both know and don’t know what they are looking for. Everything is new to them as if they were children, but they reflect on it in ways that are often not childlike at all. And their movement within the landscape of Eriador has a kind of randomness to it, but is not an altogether aimless wandering either (which integrates well with your B2MeM prompts and plots).

The five wizards present you with very different problems of characterization. Gandalf and Saruman are extremely well-established characters, of course, Radagast much less so, and the characters of Alatar and Pallando were left virtual blanks. I think you handle the issues well—Olorin and Curumo are believably beginning to develop into Gandalf and Saruman, but are also not Gandalf and Saruman quite yet, in interesting sort of ways. You’ve expanded Radagast in ways consistent with the hints we’ve been given. And you also haven’t neglected Alatar and Pallando either or backgrounded them too much  (which must have been a bit of a temptation, I suspect).

I like both your general approach and many details of the descriptions and the dialogue. I also enjoyed how you worked in some of the B2MeM prompts (especially a couple that I dropped myself) and the allusion to the Left Hand of Darkness.

I’m looking forward to reading the rest of this story!



Author's Response:

Thanks so much for your review, Himring.  I appreciate that you've given time to this story amid the inundation of B2MEM-related works.

Yes, the paradoxical newness and oldness of the wizards is definitely something I've been going for here.  After all, they helped create this world each after their own fashion, yet they've never quite experienced it from the vantage of the beings living within the world.  The prompts, especially 'weather' and 'landscape,' did dictate their wanderings for qutie a while, which was an advanage of sorts since I did not really know where they would go first (now, I do know where they're going to go hereafter, so the prompts will need to be jammed in there in sometimes creative ways to suit the projected route).

I'm glad Gandalf and Saruman are believable as early "like, yet unlike" versions of the familiar characters.  They're two of my favorites in canon and I quite enjoy getting them to interact in this earlier context.

"And you also haven’t neglected Alatar and Pallando either or backgrounded them too much  (which must have been a bit of a temptation, I suspect)."

Heheh, the temptation (particularly regarding Pallando) has been thoroughly succumbed to in my pre-Sun-and-Moon fanon, as will eventually be apparent in WiPs once I've finalized and put them online.  But that background, as they say, does not come into these tales--nor should it beyond vague hints, you're right, since this story is not really about their past.

Thanks again! =)


Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
06/12/12
Chapter 19: The Trollshaws are Full of Noises

How good to get a chance to read some more of their ruminations!

And I loved that last sentence.



Author's Response:

Thanks as always, Himring!

Glad you liked the last sentence.  I've been keeping the wizards' musings on their past somewhat minimal, but when I do put them in they're important.  I thought Gandalf needed a moment here...one thing that I find fascinating about his character is that he was least eager to undertake this task, yet was the only one who seems to have actually handled it well.

 


Mint Green for Healing by Linaewen

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
Table of Contents

Boromir has been ill and is in need of a healing cup of tea.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Original Male Character
Genres: Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 828    |    Read Count: 1247
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/19/12    |    Published: 03/19/12
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
07/27/13
Chapter 1: Mint Green for Healing

I agree with Durlin--I am a great believer in herbal teas as well and I love mint tea!

How nice to think of Faramir coming to bring herbs for his brother and  the scents of Ithilien into Minas Tirith with them.


"Sauron and Huan" by Huinare

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
Table of Contents

Art:  ‘Now Sauron knew well, as did all in that land, the fate that was decreed for the hound of Valinor...drawing created for the first GFIC Community Art Challenge in January 2012

Categories: Artwork, Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Other: Huan the Hound
Genres: Artwork: drawing
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 48. Art Challenge 1: 2012 January, First Challenge
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 155    |    Read Count: 1700
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/14/12    |    Published: 06/14/12
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
07/25/15
Chapter 1: "Sauron and Huan"

Revisiting this--both their postures are very eloquent!



Author's Response:

Oh, thanks Himring! I remember liking this one enough to hang it on my wall for quite some time.


Feature Ulmo's Palace by Oshun

Rated PG
[Reviews - 2]
Table of Contents

Curufin and Ulmo's Palace; for the Genfic Swap at Elffetish

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Celebrimbor, Elf: Curufin
Genres: Action/Adventure, Coming of Age, Drama, Family
Places: None
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: 1. use of profane or obscene language, 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 2531    |    Read Count: 1431
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/29/12    |    Published: 08/29/12
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
08/31/12
Chapter 2: Innocence Lost

Did you choose this one to post here because of another anniversary and  Isaac?

I still think it shows you at your best!



Author's Response:

Thank you, Himring! You are so clever. Yes, I posted it thnking of Katrina and Isaac. It also fits here.

<i>I still think it shows you at your best!</i>

Aww! Thank you.


Nightmares with Nightshirts by Linda Hoyland

Rated PG13
[Reviews - 3]
Table of Contents

Éomer's wedding night seems doomed to disaster when he learns of the customs of his new bride's homeland.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth, Gondorian: Lothíriel of Dol Amroth, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Arathorn, Rohirrim: Éomer, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Angst, Comedy, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, Humor, Romance-het, Short story
Places: Rohan: Edoras
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 5. mild sexual content, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3340    |    Read Count: 260
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/30/12    |    Published: 10/30/12
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
11/11/12
Chapter 1: Nightmares with Nightshirts

Poor Eomer! But clearly both he and his bride have a sense of humour, so I'm sure all will be well!


A Gate Opens by pandemonium_213

Rated G
[Reviews - 2]
Table of Contents

The grape harvest at Old Winyards is a festive tradition, and one that Thain Peregrin Took enjoys immensely. However, not all of the hobbits in attendance are at ease. The Thain is called upon to counsel the winemaker's apprentice, a young fellow who is described as "a fish out of water," and who has been witnessed engaging in unseemly activities.

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Original Male Character
Genres: General
Places: The Shire
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 60. 2012 October Challenge: Harvest
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4797    |    Read Count: 1262
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/31/12    |    Published: 10/31/12
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Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
11/11/12
Chapter 1: A Gate Opens

I like this glimpse of Pippin as Thain. I'm glad he got to satisfy his curiosity!

Rowan's equanimity in this situation does credit to his upbringing.



Author's Response:

Thanks so much, Himring!  With so many veteran writers of hobbits in these parts, I felt more than a little self-conscious venturing into Southfarthing through the Thain's eyes.