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Reviewer: Robinka Signed [Report This]
Date: September 19, 2017 - 07:06 am
Title: Chapter 1

What a charming little scene with the two siblings! I love that Finrod (he is adorable here) teases his sister and she pays his back. Lovely story :D Thank you!

Author's Response:

Thanks! I adore writing Finrod. This was a bit of a rush job, but still fun.

Reviewer: just_jenni Signed [Report This]
Date: September 17, 2017 - 05:08 pm
Title: Chapter 1

I loved the intimacy between Galadriel and Finrod and their familiar banter.  (Finrod is so adorable!)  Galadriel seems only a tad aloof here and not as remote as I think of her.  As usual I find your characterizations brilliant and the tone of this fic is so hopeful and exciting!  I really enjoyed this.



Author's Response:

Oh, thanks so much, Jenni! I love to do family interactions. I grew up among seven siblings, so I like to think I have the background for it!

I love Finrod and Galadriel together, so I enjoyed writing them. No one but an older brother could tease her the way he does. That in and of itself humanizes her.

Reviewer: Himring Signed [Report This]
Date: September 17, 2017 - 01:40 am
Title: Chapter 1

Nice dialogue between those two siblings!

(Although personally I'm sure that the incomparable lessons in witchcraft truly also were a major factor, in Galadriel's case.)

It's good to see Finrod so happy and proud about Nargothrond!



Author's Response:

(Although personally I'm sure that the incomparable lessons in witchcraft truly also were a major factor, in Galadriel's case.)

I had an older brother. He is putting her on, of course! They cannot resist doing that a little.

Thanks for reading. Like you enjoyed Finrod. I love to write him, although this was a bit of a rush job!

Reviewer: LadyBrooke Signed [Report This]
Date: September 16, 2017 - 08:52 pm
Title: Chapter 1

Oh, I really like this! I saw the title in my email alerts earlier today, from Ao3, and had been looking forward to reading it from that alone.

Your Finrod is lovely here, especially in how much he echoes the other Noldor like Fëanor. He might not be as reknowned in crafts as them, but he is just as prideful in his work when he's finished, whether that's wise or not.



Author's Response:

Thanks so much! I love to think about Finrod as being very much of a Noldo. He might have a grandmother who is Vanyarin and mother who is Telerin, but his deeds and his work represent for me the people he helped lead to M-e. I imagine his marvelous cave city designed and fashioned in a manner that is quinessentially Noldorin. (I know he was influenced by Menegroth also, but I imagine his stonework to have a different character than descriptions of that city.) Also, I cannot forget that Tolkien always referred to him was one of the greatest Princes of the Noldor. So, of course, he takes a Noldorin pride in his work in my interpretation. I get a big kick out of writing Finrod as not quite as totally perfect as some fanfic writers characterize him. (I really love him a lot, which moves me to humanize him!)

Thanks again for reading and letting me know how it struck you.




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