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Comments For Be A Man
“Perhaps.” She chuckled dryly. “Be a man, my son. Do not shame yourself by whimpering after Elu like a suckling pup.”
I love Celeborn's mother! Talk about tough love XD
Thank you so much for reading and reviewing. The mother was my favorite character in this short-short also.
Poor Celeborn. The way you described Elu made me want him! Your Melian, too, intrigued me, even seen through Celeborn's "jaundiced eye." :) I've never been much drawn to Doriath--blame those damned Feanorians! :)--but this made me want to read more of your vision of it. Well done!
Thanks so very much, Dawn! I had fun with this piece. It's my attempt at early history, a less sophisticated time before the First Age, even well before the settling into Doriath. The Silmarillion does claim that Thingol is a good looking guy.
Well, your SSP worked! I am thoroughly embarrassed to say that I completely missed this last year. Likely it got buried amongst the plethora of fics offered to get those precious passport stamps! Anyway...
Really liked the darker tone of this little story. You've captured a primeval tone, very fitting to the time and place. The descriptions of Melian are cool - the pale cat eyes and the whispers that she is a witch, a shape-shifter. Excellent! Celeborn is so young here, but you know, it's his mother I like the best. She has the air of a tribal shamaness, re: the visions in the fire, and her prophecy is laden with Celeborn's "doom."
Thanks for reading! I thought his mother walked away with the little piece myself!
++She has the air of a tribal shamaness++ That was exactly what I hoped. Something must have happened to her between this period and when we meet Celeborn at Doriath. I figure something in his life also must have readied him to be willing to take on the likes of Galadriel.
It's great to see such a well developed characterization of Celeborn, far from "that tall fellow next to Galadriel". And his mother rocks!
Good job! Thank you :)
Thanks, Binka! I have been having a great time responding to these prompts. I've always been attracted to Celeborn.
Strong stuff, Oshun. I loved it.
- Erulisse (one L)
Thanks so much for reading! I intend to catch up with yours. So many stories to read this week.
It has a darkish edge to it, doesn't it? Definitely not my usual fluff.