Comments For A Garden of Plots
I don't think there's anything wrong with loving this prompt and writing as much as possible about strength and beauty. :)
This was such a lovely story. I love that Nimloth recognizes the capabilities of her friends and that she wants to do the things she wants and like the things she likes!
I love the uplifting sense of freedom you have written in this fic.
Thank you! I'm glad you don't think there's anything wrong with writing as much as possible about this prompt.
Nimloth, I think, would recognize the strengths that the rest of Valinor wouldn't really see, like Anairë's. And she will definitely like what she likes, so I'm glad you love that about her!
This may be my favourite of your (recent) stories centered on the rebirth of Avarin Elves in Aman. I love the imagery, of Nimloth creating a cottage with a wild garden that becomes a kind of rallying point for those who feel out of place in Valinor. I really like the idea of Nimloth befriending AnairŽ, as someone who is very much a child of Aman yet not content there (any longer?). It's a lovely picture, the seemingly humble and harmles cottage where wild ideas are allowed to grow!
Thank you! I'm glad you love the imagery of her creating a cottage that is a rallying point.
Anairë both is content with Valinor in ways that Nimloth never will be (she grew up there, so the enviroment and such doesn't bother her the same way it does Nimloth, who is used to living in a world where the weather is unpredictable and death lurks around the corner), and isn't content with the sameness of a world where the Valar are the ultimate authority and aren't supposed to be questioned, even in cases where parents are deprived of their children, much the same way Nimloth is.