Home  |  Most Recent  |  Authors  |  Titles  |  Search  |  Series  |  Podfics  |  Top Tens  |  Login  |    |
Comments For Character of the Month Biographies
This is the first of these little character jewels I've dipped into, since I will be referencing the lost elflings at some point. I can see immediately I am going to find these useful.
Succinct and well-researched, a wonderful resource for writers, thank you so much for compiling these and sharing them :)
Oh, thanks so much for reading and commenting! I missed this comment. So happy it could be useful.
You know, I actually find myself writing about this now! Not the lost princes themselves, but the aftermath. It was an abandoned plot bunny... Unfortunately, very bleak. Although perhaps that is unsurprising!
Looking forward to reading it. That is a bleak period. One of the bleakest. Thanks for reading and commenting.
I enjoyed reading your latest bio of Elured and Elurin. You always put them together in such an interesting manner and I especially liked the addition of history and folklore to fill out what little is known of these tragic little figures. Well done, as always.
Thanks for reading and telling me how it struck you. I really did simply have fun with that one. I could have gone on and on, but, whatever, I was almost late as always! Anyway, I stopped before it got too ridiculous. I want to orphans next if I could think of any! I already did Elrond and Elors, who really were not orphans but for all practical intents and purposes might as well have been!
A fascinating look at these tragic characters. One wonders how much better of ME would have been with more children of Luthien around!
Thanks for reading! Now that is an interesting concept. Well, as with any changes in history, the survival of Elured and Eluin as major actors in the history would have changed everything that came after. We don't know what would have happened if Elwing had surviving brothers who helped look after her interests. Would she still have married Earendil and had Elrond and Elros. And would they have been if they had not had their life experiences, etc., etc. Maedhros might have chosen differently in the future if he had the redemptive experience of being able to save Elured and Eluin, instead of becoming more deeply despairing and embittered. The possibilities are endless.
Such a sad theme in both history and literature but a compelling one. GRR Martin has also done it with Craster's Boys and I have a feeling we will be reading more about them in future books. (I hope that wasn't a spoiler--I don't think so.) Unfortunately I haven't had the time to look for fics involving Dior and his children, but I would certainly love to be pointed to some if anyone has written any.
Thanks for the wonderful summary. You've managed to increase my interest in these two hapless children and their parents.
I read somewhere else that GRR Martin claimed to have been influenced by the Princes in the Tower when he wrote the plot point about Bran and Rickon Stark. I also see parallels with the kidknapping/rescuse of Elrond and Elros. I liked the version of that story when it is Maedhros who wants to rescue them, which fits in nicely with his attempt to find and save Elured and Elruin. Anyway, that was probably too kind for Tolkien so he only allowed him that redemption once removed through tolerating Maglor fostering the boys. The lost abandoned, died or rescued children is a classic theme, with lots of branches, like the orphan who is really a Prince (too many of those to list from Oedipus to King Arthur).
Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I enjoyed writing it.