Reviews For Pilgrim
Name: ziggy (Signed) · Date: January 22, 2013 18:54 · For: Trinity
Name: Himring (Signed) · Date: December 28, 2012 20:39 · For: Leafling
I like the realism of the beginning! It makes a nice setting for the fluff and gives it a firm grounding.
Author's Response: That wasn't premeditated, but I'm glad it worked out that way! I needed a reason for Thranduil to wake up in the middle of the night, and this seemed as good a reason as any. :) Thanks for reading & commenting!
Name: ziggy (Signed) · Date: December 25, 2012 23:23 · For: Leafling
Big gooey aaahhh. Very cute. Nice for Christmas
Author's Response: Thanks! I had a little time on my hands today, and I was in the mood for fluff. Glad you enjoyed!
Name: mangacrack (Signed) · Date: October 02, 2012 12:45 · For: Long Live The King
I was weeping the entire time ;_;
I lobe the way you portrayed the emotions.
Author's Response: Aw, I'm sorry I made you cry, but I'll take it as a compliment. :) Thanks for your comment. I am quite fond of this little story.
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: April 05, 2012 7:35 · For: In The Making
What a WONDERFUL and TOUCHING story!!! Quite steamy also but I LOVED IT--ALOT!
Name: Elvewen (Signed) · Date: February 02, 2012 20:12 · For: The Wanderers We Are
I am really sorry for reviewing so late. I love your work and it has been a pleasure reading it. I only recently joined faerie. I love your Legolas and Haldir. Haldir is so sweet and generous but the weary nature that existed under that - the way the past kept interfering in everything. Legolas was amazing and so were Thranduil and Anyriand. I would request that you continue to write because, the way you write and the way your characters leap of the page - it is truly magical. Congratulations on an amazing job (though rather belatedly) and I truly hope to read more of your fantastic work.
Author's Response: Late reviews are just as welcome! Quite a few years of my life went into writing this saga, and it was mainly my love for these characters that was the driving force behind it all, so I appreciate your kind comments very much. I enjoyed creating these stories and it is nice to know that people continue to enjoy reading them. I do not currently have any concrete ideas for new stories, but if and when the writing bug bites again, you will of course see the results here on this site. Thanks again!
Name: Tinara (Signed) · Date: November 10, 2011 18:23 · For: These Eyes Of Yours
I enjoyed this glimpse into Haldir's youth, especially as you manage well to present a believable young Haldir, shy and romantic, believing this to be a true romance and determined to develop it into some kind of relationship. But of course we know how right Aranthe was, to send him away!
Name: Tinara (Signed) · Date: November 10, 2011 18:19 · For: His Dearest Title
Nice to know Thrandiul still has Anyriands support and their relationship ist still developing and deepening - they both deserve it.
Name: Tinara (Signed) · Date: November 04, 2011 20:04 · For: The Fine Writing
Ah, it's good to know that also Halsir's brothers found love and contentment in Valinor! I'm sure Haldirs abilities do come handy, with all those kids around.
Legolas taking a hand in gardening - considering the affinity he's (at least in your universe) always had for nature it sounds quite probable and like something he would like.
Name: Tinara (Signed) · Date: November 04, 2011 20:01 · For: Eldamar
I'm sure Legolas is quite nervous! Especially as his own parents aren't there and he's going to stand alone before these strangers. But of course he's well loved by all three brothers and as we're told tales of their extraordinary love have already reached Valinor and this of course makes a warm welcome for him.
Hopefully he'll be happy with his new family, as I'm sure he's going to miss his father.
Name: Tinara (Signed) · Date: November 04, 2011 19:58 · For: Once A Guardian
A nice glimpse into their time in Mirkwood, though I wonder if Haldir really wouldn't wake if he encounters something solid. On the other hand him still sleeping shows perfectly the soft spot and deep affection Legolas feels for him.
Name: Tinara (Signed) · Date: November 02, 2011 16:44 · For: My Captain, My Friend
Seems both of them needed that, Haldir just as badly as Olnathron.
It's interesting to see some more of Olnathron here as he's often in the background but obviously a very good friend of Haldir.
Name: Tinara (Signed) · Date: November 02, 2011 16:37 · For: The Wanderers We Are
So another path for the pilgrims is ended and a new one waiting for them - I'm very impressed by the whole story. The last chapters were quite touching, but I think them fitting. I liked that you put in some glimpses of Haldir's and Legolas life in Ithilien during the reign of Elessar and focus then in on the last months of his life.
It's a great story arc and I'm glad there are some more stories around the characters so that this ending is not the last I'll read from them, they've kind of grown on me.
Name: Tinara (Signed) · Date: October 27, 2011 20:55 · For: The Wanderers We Are
I like how you still follow the other characters around Middle-Earth. It's good to remind people that the great battles described in the books weren't the only ones fought in that time and I liked your description a lot. It was quite impressive and gave Thranduil some great spotlight. I'm relieved he finally comes out of his self-centered brooding and begins to listen to his surroundings - accepting praise and realizing which things he neglected. I'm waiting for the next chapter about Mirkwood!
Author's Response: Thanks! I am quite fond of this chapter, for the exact reasons you mentioned, and I am glad you commented on it. That image of Thranduil fighting like some ferocious beast was so clear in my mind, and also the final scene where he is cheered by the crowd, paired paradoxically with his realization that his recent conduct hasn't been so praiseworthy. I tend to be very critical of my writing, but I am content with this chapter overall.
Name: Tinara (Signed) · Date: October 26, 2011 17:28 · For: The Wanderers We Are
Wow, what a cliffhanger! I could never really decide if I actually liked the interference of the elves at HelmsDeep or not. Similar to Legolas I like the thought of an alliance between the free people, on the other hand this battle is some kind of prove, that mankind can make a stand on its own. But that Haldir should march to this battle and then die there - I always grumbled about it, so I hope Legolas wish will be granted!
Name: Tinara (Signed) · Date: October 19, 2011 12:53 · For: The Wanderers We Are
Wow, I'm impressed how you portray Boromir in this. You paint his inner struggle very convincingly, and manage, at least in my eyes, to leave him his dignity. Yes, in the end he's too weak to resist the lure of the ring, but the reasons you give for him make me quite sympathetic and understanding.
Name: Tinara (Signed) · Date: October 11, 2011 15:41 · For: Where The Roads Go
This saga is simply amazing! It's great how you span such long times and lead your characters right into the thick of things during canon events plus giving ample insight into their life beside these adventures.
I like how you mingle past and present in the first chapters of this story, a in the beginning the present is indeed a bit depressing, with the long separations of Haldir and Legolas. So these glimpses into the past are much welcomed for their light-heartedness, as they are sucjh happy times. I'm impressed how you manage to stress the strain of the separation for Legolas especially, without putting it constantly to the front.
I think the scene I love best is Legolas sudden departure for Lorien after the battle at Erebor and his reunion with Haldir, it's just so sweet and romantic.
Author's Response: Thank you! Legolas's journey to Lórien after the battle of the five armies is something I am not too thrilled about, myself, so I appreciate hearing that. I tend to be very critical of my own writing, and I feel that some of the Haldir/Legolas scenes border on the mushy and the overly sentimental; your assessment that I *didn't* lay it on too thick is warmly welcomed! I hope you enjoy the final installment of the series as well; it's the one I'm the most proud of. Thanks again for your reviews, they're really lovely.
Name: Tinara (Signed) · Date: September 21, 2011 18:29 · For: The Weeping Of The Trees
I think it's a wonderful story. I like how you portray Legolas - he seems to be content and happy, but there's something not quite right and then, after the ceremonywhile looking in the mirror things finally com out. You say you're a bit unhappy with the kiss between Legolas and his father, I think even though you stress it's no simple kiss but a bit more involved I didn't get the impression it was a really big thing. The important part in my eyes is the scene in front of the mirror, the talk Legolas has with his son and his decision to send him to Lorien. As you make clear there are only parental feelings between the two, I didn't pay that much attention to the kiss.
I like the twins now even more, their concern for their friends and their willingness to help is heart-warming. And I suspect this acceptance of their love they found in Mirkwood could mean some healing for them, especially Elladan, in return.
Author's Response: Thanks for saying that, I really appreciate it. I wrote this story years and years ago, and I would write it very differently today, but it's good to hear that it still stands regardless. The twins are quite delightful though, aren't they? :) They are so giving and loyal, and I loved writing their scenes & coming up with dialogue for them. Thanks again for reading and reviewing!
Name: Tinara (Signed) · Date: September 16, 2011 17:39 · For: The Weeping Of The Trees
This magical connection to the forest gives something special to Legolas love for his home, I like this idea.
The whole story is great, I like your twins, as they are quite the rascals but nevertheless very kind. I think you grant them really character, to realize, that not everyone has the same wants or needs fr sexual encounters and to respect and like Legolas for himself nonetheless.
Name: Tinara (Signed) · Date: September 15, 2011 16:04 · For: The Weight Of The Crown
And I'm sure he'll always be proud of her by his side, she'll make him a queen befitting a great king. I think her receipt took a lot of pressure from Thranduil and we all know that most things are easier carried when two share the burden.
Author's Response: Thanks for commenting! Thranduil will indeed need a worthy queen by his side, because it's a daunting task ahead. His chosen bride will not disappoint!
Name: Tinara (Signed) · Date: September 15, 2011 15:49 · For: Long Live The King
A very touching story. I'm relieved Thranduil has someone to support him, I'm sure the respect, trust and care shown by Heledir will help him through his first days as king until he grows into his position.
Author's Response: That is indeed a lovely thought, Tinara. I'm sure Thranduil feels pretty overwhelmed as it is, out there in Mordor with an entire army at his command. Thanks so much for reading & commenting!
Name: Caunedhiel (Signed) · Date: September 01, 2011 22:06 · For: These Eyes Of Yours
:) Very nice :) I love Haldir and Legolas as a pair and Legolas' jealousy had me giggling :)
I enjoyed this very much.
Author's Response: Thank you! Haldir and Legolas have been my OTP for years and I don't see that changing. :) This is just one of the short pieces I wrote recently. I'm glad that you enjoyed it, and I agree, Legolas is quite endearing when he's jealous.
Name: Tamid Levad (Signed) · Date: September 01, 2011 19:35 · For: My Captain, My Friend
Name: Tamid Levad (Signed) · Date: September 01, 2011 19:32 · For: The Tenth Summer
Mm, very hot, yet sweetly playful :D
Name: Tamid Levad (Signed) · Date: September 01, 2011 19:29 · For: The Wanderers We Are
I loved this series so much and I'm really sad it had to end :( I'll go read your short-fics now!
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