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Reviewer: Gabriel Signed [Report This]
Date: December 03, 2017 - 11:00 pm
Title: Psyche

Curufin is so complex. I love that about him! Which is what draws me to him as a character.

Curufin really didn't have his own identity. His life, successes and failures were modelled after and measured against Feanor's accomplishments. 

He really put such a lot of pressure on himself which is quite heartbreaking. 

And you conveyed this in a way that had me riveted. 

Thank you for sharing.

Author's Response:

He's fascinating indeed - I wouldn't go as far as to say that he has no identity - I think he definetly has his own self which is far from being only a copycat -  but it is true that he struggles to find and define it (and thus himself), precisely because, as you rightly said, everything he belives in (or wants to believe in) stemmed from his idealization of Fëanor. 

Thank you for your review, I really appreciate and I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewer: Himring Signed [Report This]
Date: December 03, 2017 - 10:43 am
Title: Psyche

Such a deeply conflicted self, by then.

Curufin, of all people, is the one most likely to be challenged by his image in the mirror and Nargothrond the most critical phase for him.

You really bring that out here! And it is quite wrenching.

Author's Response:

Conflicted, yes! That's the least we can say. And I tend to believe that during the Nargothrond years, this image of himself would keep on evolving and would probbably hardly remain stable afterward.

Thank you very much for your kind review!

Reviewer: Gabriel Signed [Report This]
Date: November 21, 2017 - 07:26 pm
Title: Broken faith

It is so lovely to finally meet another writer who loves Curufin. 

I really like how complex Curufin is. Such a great character to explore.

This was a wonderful exploration of Curufin's feelings about his wife, her choice not to follow him into exile and what marriage means to him.

I find it rather sad that she chose to stay behind, because I think with her support Curufin may not have become the person he became before he died. She may not have been able to do much about the oath, but things may have been quite different had she gone with him and her son.

Isn't that what marriage is all about? Through the good and bad times you stand by your partner, in support. No wonder he has lost trust in women.

Thank you for sharing.


Author's Response:

Thank you very much for your kind review :) I'm glad you enjoyed it!

According to my understanding of Curufin (who is indeed a very complex character), I believe that her following him into exile would not have prevented him from becoming who he became. Indeed, things would have been different, but the oath would have been there nonetheless, and I think Curufin wouldn't have suffered any influence or impedement in his choices. After all, it is said about Fëanor that even Nerdanel couldn't hold him back in the end, and Curvo's "decline", I believe, went much further than his father's (and well, his relationship with his wife was not that of Fëanor with Nerdanel). Unfortunately I tend to think that, in any case, there would have been a separation (as there was with Celebrimbor)

Also, these are questions of interpretation and characterization and I cannot claim my point of view to be "the one" ;)

Reviewer: Tyelca Signed [Report This]
Date: October 28, 2017 - 11:04 am
Title: The Untold Pledge

This was lovely! Curufin and Celebrimbor and Fëanor all together... The interaction between Curufin and Fëanor was really sweet, and that promise... Foreshadowing, to say the least ;)

Author's Response:

Thank you very much for your kind words! The three of them are so terribly important to me (and they know how to hurt my soul).

(And yes, I must admit I'm a slut for foreshadowing elements...! xD) 

Reviewer: Silver Trails Signed [Report This]
Date: July 25, 2017 - 01:38 pm
Title: The taste of sulphur

This is so well written! It was a very good read.

Author's Response:

thank you very much for your kind review! I'm glad you enjoyed it! xx

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