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Reviewer: pandemonium_213 Signed [Report This]
Date: December 23, 2008 - 07:19 pm
Title: Chapter 1

AMy apologies for the belated review, Raksha, but I loved this short story mega-drabble (a rose of Lúthien by any other name ;^)) as much or more with yet another re-reading as compared to the first time I read it. As a former runner (OK, jogger, but with some speedwork now and then), I loved the detailing of Artanis' preparations for the race and how you captured her competitive spirit and the race itself so well.  I love the concept of the Great Games and the neat little details like the length of Tulkas' foot as a unit of measure and Daeron's horn starting the race.

The last scene with Celeborn's bequeathing of Artanis' epessë is most smileworthy: the beginning of a legendary relationship.

Author's Response:

And a belated thanks for your review!

I'm so pleased that you could relate to the story as a runner and jogger.  (I have never been either, or at least not run much since field hockey games in high school) I was inspired by the original Olympics, and the televised current Olympics, and the intensity of preparations and focus that some high-level athletes seem to have.  And I think that Artanis was a rather competitive person; hopefully Aman won't be too dull for her when she returns there in the Fourth Age (I would think that the Elves who return from Middle-earth after the First Age and most especially after the Third are going to have a lot of trouble adjusting to all that tranquility). 


I figure that Celeborn had to be a very special individual for Galadriel to fall for him above all others. 

Reviewer: Moreth Signed [Report This]
Date: December 08, 2008 - 06:02 am
Title: Chapter 1

That is very enjoyable. I like Artanis the athlete! Luthien's cheeky comment is just delightful :D

A very nice vignette. I like your idea of a 'mega-drabble'!

Author's Response:

Thanks for reading and reviewing, Moreth - I can see Luthien being a bit cheeky and mischievous towards Artanis; who, I think, took herself rather seriously. 

I ioften try to write regular or double-drabbles; and then find they're over 600 words!

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