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Reviews For Bór
When looking on the Feanorians, I sometimes cannot keep my mind clear, itseems.
Once, Celegorm was somehow a pupil of Orome, he could talk to animal, had some Maia of him as companion, leads a strong friendship to Aredhel/Irisse, but when I think of his actions in Nargothrond, or, worse, to Luthien, I want to die of shame.
Curufin never had my symphacy, so his down fall would' nt annoy me in any way, he always resembled his father, and was loved and honoured by him above all his other sons, and he aalways shows to much pride and self- love.
Caranthir/Carnistir is dear to my heart, he was the outsider in his family, he made friendship with dwarves ad men, though you can call him maybe stingy or mad of wealth, in my opinion he was only insecure about his own worth and needed some assurance, but only did it on the wrong way. I must suggest, I like all those fanon stories of him and Haleth, it would really fit him.
It is hard, coming to Maedhros and Maglor...
They are intelligent and perceptive enough, to see what they are doing, but, there is the great BUT, they never seem to mature beyond their father's childish behaviour, Feanor really seems to be burnt?? in their minds, only Maglor has a faint idea to defy his father's strict rules, not to steal the Silmarils, and rather endure the Void, than to do more killing, but he was so relied on his brother's affection, he could not do against his will.
And Maedhros sacrified everything he loved to his fathers ideals, to fullfill Feanor' s expections, so, there was nothig left , and so he maybe choosed wilfully his own damnation, knowing there was nothing else ut this for him...
Okay, I somehow * took pity upon* the Feanorians, and, being the one and only child of a similar forgi g and urgi g father, I have a lot of symphacy to give...
Though I went an absolutely different way,and have only pity, no more respect or love for my breeder, I have a special kind of understanding ( and therefore even crooked love) for the Feanorians.
I hope you can respect it.
They may top the list of my least favorite canon characters, but they make good foils and antagonists for other characters in the Silm and I respect that (the anology I like to use is bacon - bacon's popular and a lot of people love to talk about how much they love it and it's easy to find recipes that use it - but I can't stand the smell of bacon cooking, let alone eat it. So I avoid. ;) They're bacon to me, crispy at that). And for a few of the seven, there is always that sad pity that I have Kreka echo, that they weren't always the awful wretches they have chosen to become, that they could have been else and had once been decent lads. Because in Tolkien even Morgoth started off unfallen. And like Manwe and Nienna to Melkor, the people of Borte want to offer that chance, have that hope. But again....
Hello, I am strucked by the answers to my little poor reviews!
There are two reasons for me, to review, once, to honor the author of a ( in my opinion) good story, and, I am always curious about getting the right message.
Okay, on this platform there aren't REALLY much of my reviews, but I just started reading for about a year, and there are other communities and sides I am watching ( and reading).
But seldom received an answer so promptly, extensive and kind, if I get one at all!
I feel honoured...
I try to answer most of my reviews - what few I do receive ;) - especially if a reader is kind enough to spend the time writing more than one or two statements.
Falling down , yes, this story made it clear to me, to which levels the two remaining Feanorians descended finally.
The thralls, not to be trusted, maybe half twisted into orcs, the men' s outlaws, the last followers.
But, sorry, I have some pity left to give, but I understand Kreka cannot allow herself this luxury, being the leader of her folks.
Would like to cry over the lost of honour for both..
Desperation and the existence of a large number of outlaws wandering Beleriand gave me a possibly answer for who, aside from fanatically loyal servants, would still be following the Fëanorians after their repeated sacks of other elven (and mortal) settlements. Nobody decent would accept them, so they band together. The quote about how Morgoth considered the Oath and Kinslayers never a threat and always an aid to him, even if they didn't always realize it - blind or just too far fallen to admit how fallen and trapped by pride and Oath and terrible past choices- sums up my approach to them with pity (never sympathy) that mixes in with all the disgust. But yes, that Kreka and her people are better off for finally cutting their ties.
Yes- Ok. I get that re Maglor. Interesting. I'll have a think about that- I rather lik eit. I have always thought Maedhros tried so hard to maintain an allinace- with Fingolfin, then Men, the Union etc. He seems ot give in after the Tears, seemsless able to resist his brothers...maybe...
This is a really intriguing insight and I love the more oblique look at Maedhros and Maglor. Love the title, Little Father- it's a really nice idea, and the way they fear Maglor- serpent-sword, which is unusual and intersting for fanfic. The details in this are luscious- the rug, when she lies down and smells it- I absolutely understadn, imagined, felt and smelt this- I know EXACTLY how it felt, waht it looked like- gorgeous writing.
Thank you for the long and detailed review! The part where Kreka kneels on the rug is still two years later one of my favorite parts for how clearly I saw the scene, the feel of the rug and her emotions and how your body gets when crying like that. The fanon that Maglor is somehow gentler and less feared that his brothers, the stereotypical soft one, is something I definitely as an author tried to actively shatter, because not only is it so prevalent in fanfic, but when you look at it, Maglor has the highest body count of his brothers- he participated in every battle and every act of Kinslaying, without Maedhros's period of capture and recovery - and especially from the pov of Men, Maglor was the one to kill Uldor - he's the warrior figure of the two. None of the sons of Feanor are nice or particularly safe people, especially by this point, and even nominally allies could tell, so I wanted to invert which one the mortals pick as the "sympathetic/soft" half of the duo. The nods to Ancient Persia and the serpent-like swift sword come from a fun little SF/historical series I like (Bór the Great Soul isn't quite Anushiruwān "the immortal soul" but the thought's there), so like the Attila in-jokes they amused me.
I admit, most of my stories I'm trying to go for the oblique not-quite outsider perspective - or maybe I just find the Vanyar and Bór so much more interesting ;)
this is so good! I also like your idea of mortals working along side the Host of the Valar picking up Quenya as this does better exlain its use in Númenor (althoght perhasps it was more of a cerimonial lagage like Laitin is today). Now i want to read about Bledda and Rúth translating for one a Vanyar troop. Keep writing!
Quenya is definiting supposed to parallel Latin, especially ecclesiastical use, but that the language itself and its connection to holiness makes sense if we account for the large numbers of Vanyar elves who the Edain would be exposed to during and immediately after the War of Wrath. Plus it allows for a little bit of fun, as the variant of Quenya spoken by the Vanyar is not the same as the Noldor, and we can postulate that the common Vanyar soldier spoke an even more rustic dialect. So the Quenya that Bledda, Rúth, and their daughter learns is not the same Quenya that important texts imported from Valinor to Númenor are written in.
I've one 'Bledda w/ Vanyar troop' story written, but definitely want to write more. :)
another wonderful story. Will there be a third? I wat to see them met the host of the Valar!
Yes! I've been slowly uploading a story a day to SWG from my other accounts, and of the stories about the Bór I've written five in total, and have ideas and inspiration for more. The next one in the series does involve Kreka's family reaching the Isle of Balar, meeting some of the Host of the Valar on the way, and the fifth is a small piece of a much larger narrative about the overall War of Wrath.
awesome stoy, love your descritions and oc.