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Reviewer: oshun Signed [Report This]
Date: December 05, 2016 - 05:30 am
Title: Emeldir the Manhearted

I love what Himring said! "It's always seemed to me that if there were more fans writing action/adventure on SWG, someone would already have written the epic story of that trek out of Dorthonion." What a great epic adventure that would make. I have too many unfinished novels myself, but maybe someone else could be convinced to tackle that story! It would make an amazing film also.



Author's Response: If I told you and Himring that you are a bad influence, I'm sure you'd grin :D I now have Emeldir pace my study back and forth and insist: "You must write!"

Reviewer: mor2904 Signed [Report This]
Date: December 04, 2016 - 04:04 am
Title: Emeldir the Manhearted

I love to read about strong and independent women characters in Tolkien's works. It seems to me there are too few characters like this, so I'm always happy to find another remarkable woman.
I was immediately attached to Éowyn from the first time I read LOTR, so I enjoyed the comparison between her and Emeldir.
And yes, it's interesting how Tolkien always seems to find something "masculine" in independent women (Nerwen, Nerdanel, Haleth...). It gives me something to think about.

Thank you for writing this bio. 



Author's Response: And I thank you for reading and taking the time to leave me a lovely review :) It was fun to write this bio. I'm really happy to see people like it. Thank you!

Reviewer: oshun Signed [Report This]
Date: December 03, 2016 - 04:06 pm
Title: Emeldir the Manhearted

Very nicely done! Another great woman character to admire!

I like this conclusion:

However, it was thanks to her courage and talents that the two famous families of the Edain, Húrin's and Huor's, came into being, because she saved the lives of Morwen and Rían, the wives of Húrin and Huor respectively, and from Huor's and Rían's blood came generations of rulers of Men in Middle-earth.


I really enjoyed reading it and it is an important addition to our biography set! thanks for sharing.



Author's Response: Thank you so much for reviewing! I'm really happy about the feedback I got. And Emeldir is such an interesting, great character that she deserves more attention, that's for sure :) Thank you!

Reviewer: Himring Signed [Report This]
Date: December 03, 2016 - 12:37 pm
Title: Emeldir the Manhearted

Well done, Binka, and I'm glad Emeldir got a bio!

It's always seemed to me that if there were more fans writing action/adventure on SWG, someone would already have written the epic story of that trek out of Dorthonion. 

Yes, the name is a bit like Nerwen, isn't it?

The comparison to Eowyn is striking--although the parallel is even closer in the movie, I suppose.



Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review! Yes, I agree, the story of Emeldir and what she did begs for a piece of action/adventure fanfic :) When I was writing this bio, I thought about that scene in TTT and it struck me how similar Emeldir's story might have been in such a moment. And if I can make a joke, I think that Tolkien used those 'man-names' for strong, independent women to indicate that they had the balls to be independent. ;)

Reviewer: Dawn Felagund Signed [Report This]
Date: December 02, 2016 - 09:40 pm
Title: Emeldir the Manhearted

I just loved this, Binka! It is short but, oh, did it ever get my wheels turning! I had never thought about the connection between Emeldir and Eowyn, which makes me want to dig deeper into the texts to see who likely inspired whom.

It's interesting too that this is another noble, valiant woman whose name is a mix of the masculine and the feminine, similar to Nerdanel and Nerwen. I wonder what is the reason behind this naming trend (conscious or not). It seems to me that women with a degree of independence were hard for Tolkien to identify full as women; he needed to assign them a masculine element in order to make sense of this.

Again, well done and thank you so much for writing this and the long wait you had to see it in print! :)



Author's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review! I admit, I wondered, "Wth am I to write about her?" LOL! Since she is mentioned in so few words. So, I'm really glad that the bio came out just as it should be. And yes, it seems that Tolkien couldn't just name a famous, tough and independent woman with a womanish name only -- there is also Haleth, and that name can be given to a woman or a man alike. Thank you once more for your kind words and your work on this.




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