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Reviewer: Himring Signed [Report This]
Date: March 06, 2017 - 01:00 am
Title: Home in the Highlands

Really enjoyable--nice to see you revisit Dorthonion!

Reviewer: oshun Signed [Report This]
Date: October 12, 2015 - 11:42 am
Title: The Brides of Death

This is a terrific concept, very well-executed also. I love the visual imagery. I love the way she gives and withholds information from Finrod--in that she maintains power and control. Very moving and has a real world sense of myth and legend to it also.

Really good story!

Reviewer: sullhach Signed [Report This]
Date: September 24, 2015 - 12:23 pm
Title: Home in the Highlands

Okay, now I learned more of you...

Because of fishing mode I suggested you being Scot or Lake District origin... I discovered this sort of fishing visiting the Cairngorms, and it would have fit to the Highlands...

You will guess already my origin, for my somehow abuse of english language...

Though I got used by reading...

Curious about the next chapter...



Author's Response:

Sadly I'm almost stereotypically US American (and your english is understandable, don't worry). My grandfather who taught us all fly-fishing and handcrafted such poles was from Swiss and Sweddish immigrant family, not the Scot side - but had moved over the generations from the Midwest/Great Plains to Montana. There's a movie about fly-fishing brothers in Montana called A River Runs Through It that was filmed just downstream of my grandafther's cabin. Glad to know the inspirations match!

Reviewer: sullhach Signed [Report This]
Date: September 24, 2015 - 11:13 am
Title: Whatcha Gonna Call It?

Just spent my lunch break reading this story a cup of coffee still waiting.

Oh, how would I have liked Aegnor to have a child...

On the funny side of Middleearth; -)))



Author's Response:

There's more than one AU of mine running a'round my head where Aegnor and Andreth have a kid - let's just say in the oldest drafts where Beren was a Gnome(Noldo) his father was not named Barahir but Egnor (which is the older form for Aegnor). Of course they were never the same character, but it does present another silly pleasant AU.

Reviewer: sullhach Signed [Report This]
Date: September 24, 2015 - 04:49 am
Title: Whatcha Gonna Call It?

Just spent my lunch break reading this story a cup of coffee still waiting.

Oh, how would I have liked Aegnor to have a child...

On the funny side of Middleearth; -)))

Reviewer: sullhach Signed [Report This]
Date: September 23, 2015 - 09:26 pm
Title: Hold Fast Ere Night Comes

And a story, a very good one, about my favourite brothers of the Indis heritage.

Yes, Finrod is interesting, but there is so little written about the both of them, neither in Fanfics nor by Tolkien himself,and I long desparately for more stuff.

Some brothers taking care about each other, in the style of the thousands of fics dealing with the relationship between the two oldest Feanorians.

Angrod excepting the desparate beserk  rage of his brother, but keeping him from merely death seeking without meaning...



Author's Response:

I admit I found the Fëanorians the most boring of the Finwions, especially with their glut of stories. And have found it fun to write about these two elven brothers and their Edain companions and neighbors again and again - though this story is still my favorite/what I think is my strongest effort. Angrod's care to keep his brother from falling over the edge of that suicidal bloodlust Finrod hints at in the Athrabeth (which Finrod admits is not without motive or meaning. If you're going to blame someone for heartbreak, Morgoth's a fine scapgoat) 

Reviewer: Himring Signed [Report This]
Date: August 15, 2015 - 01:50 am
Title: Hold Fast Ere Night Comes

This one is very moving.

I so feel for Angrod here. And I like your Edhellos.

Aegnor is impressively fey, but not too fey: still present enough to evoke sympathy.



Author's Response:

Thank you! I've fallen in love with using Angrod as a narrator, especially for more light-hearted drabbles, and as just enough of an outside perspective to this first great failed romance. Re: Aegnor's feyness (in both definitions of the word) - I'm glad that carried over as I envisioned. Aegnor had to have that right balance of suicidal recklessness and despair, but driven by duty to fight Morgoth and protect Dorthonion (and thus Andreth by proxy) as to both temper and reinforce that death-seeking drive. Reversing the flame/moth metaphor in the Athrabeth was a goal as well. Reading it and especially Finrod's description of mortals as 'guests' (I love that passage) shows that to elves, humans are the vaguely otherworldly ones, and that it's Aegnor's (and Angrod, slowly) more human-like attitude shift that spooks them. And even as with the hindsight from Lúthien I grump at Aegnor for ditching Andreth without explanation, I've never lost sympathy for him. 

Reviewer: Himring Signed [Report This]
Date: August 13, 2015 - 04:49 pm
Title: The Brides of Death

Good to see you posting here, Heget!

This is a very interesting twist on Andreth as Adanel's student and the lore she learnt from her.



Author's Response:

Thanks for the welcome!

The most interesting element to 'Adanel's Tale' for me was that it was rejected from the text with the excuse that Andreth wouldn't share this heretical story with Finrod, which opened up the idea of what other discarded or unpreserved stories were there. And I have a thing for mythic stories set at the very beginnings of civilization.



Author's Response:

Thanks for the welcome!

The most interesting element to 'Adanel's Tale' for me was that it was rejected from the text with the excuse that Andreth wouldn't share this heretical story with Finrod, which opened up the idea of what other discarded or unpreserved stories were there. And I have a thing for mythic stories set at the very beginnings of civilization.

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