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Reviewer: Amarie Vanyarin Anonymous [Report This]
Date: January 12, 2015 - 03:04 am
Title: Bedtime Story

I love the Feanorians and I love how you portray them, especially your Russandol. And yes, I love little Fingon, and that Russandol is his tutor. And your absent-minded Kano. I could go on...

Author's Response:

Thank you very much!

I'm so glad you like this glimpse of the Feanorian household and of Fingon!

The general setting is  strongly influenced by Dawn Felagund's Another Man's Cage (and through her some of it ultimately goes back to Ivanneth, I guess) but I have changed some things and shifted the emphasis in others, I think.

(I see you've only just joined the SWG, right?  Hello and welcome! I haven't had a chance to read any of "The Golden and the Black" yet...)

Reviewer: oshun Signed [Report This]
Date: January 09, 2015 - 04:18 am
Title: Bedtime Story

Your gift of a story me reason to re-read all the chapters. These are charming and delightful, heart-breakingly filled with foreshadowing. Lovely!

Author's Response:

Thank you very much, Oshun!

I'm glad they bear re-reading and that, although the sequence is sort of coincidental, they do form a kind of coherent whole!

Reviewer: Ilye Signed [Report This]
Date: April 18, 2014 - 02:43 am
Title: Bindweed

Lovely. I really like the sense of the slow build and realisation between them, fraught with misunderstandings and them second-guessing themselves at a distance.

Author's Response:

Thank you!

The original version was part of a longer and more linear narrative (which existed only in my head). I think it works better this way and I'm glad you agree it works!

(Of course, it also means I've once again dodged writing directly about Feanor...)

Reviewer: Alasse Signed [Report This]
Date: January 09, 2012 - 06:27 pm
Title: Bedtime Story

Macalaure, who has no workshop door to close between himself and the music, didn’t notice this morning when Tyelkormo switched plates on him and not only buttered an old shoe sole liberally, but even tried to chew it,

I love that scene!!

When Findekano attempts to copy his father’s behaviour, the result is charmingly dignified.

I can picture how little Fingon looks at that moment. He’s adorable (and it’s adorable that he tries to imitate his father).

This was cute, but a bit sad when it comes to all the things Maedhros is taking upon himself.

Author's Response:

Just a little bit sad, yes. I wanted to hint that he was already in the habit of taking too much on himself then and that that habit got him into trouble later...

I'm glad you like little Fingon!

Reviewer: Aerlinn Signed [Report This]
Date: January 05, 2012 - 03:31 am
Title: Bedtime Story

Ooh I loved the first chapter! I already read the second on on livejournal, but it's definitely better with the context. I too was snickering about "the bread is not that tough" moment. But also how you descirbed the rest of the household! The clouds of marble dust and acrid fumes and unpredictable tempers haha. Very recognisable...


Author's Response:

Thank you! I'm happy to hear that the second part makes better sense now.

And yes, I don't think a household packed with dedicated artists would make for a general atmosphere of calm serenity!

Reviewer: Maglor Makalaure Signed [Report This]
Date: January 05, 2012 - 01:00 am
Title: Bedtime Story

Love the bit where Makalaurë chews a shoe-sole ;) Poor guy. And I like your Maitimo :)


Author's Response:

Thank you very much, Maglor! I'm glad you enjoyed this!

Reviewer: Silver Trails Signed [Report This]
Date: December 31, 2011 - 04:18 pm
Title: Sometimes Semantics

Lovely scene! Happy New Year! =)

Author's Response:

Thank you very much!

Happy New Year to you, too!

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