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Reviewer: Robinka Signed [Report This]
Date: June 06, 2016 - 07:58 am
Title: Thuringwethil

There's something really ironic that Thuringwethil's greatest and most notable deed happened without her actual (living!) participation. It makes me think about her as a kind of wasted, neglected potential.

Great job! I really enjoyed reading it.

Author's Response:

Oh, thanks so much, Binka. I think that fact is why so many people like to write about her--to try to exploit some of that neglected potential. A big reason for why a lot of us write fanfic to begin with. To cover circumstances and potential that the canon doesn't cover.

I am so glad you enjoyed it. Always happy to hear from you.

Reviewer: Himring Signed [Report This]
Date: June 04, 2016 - 01:56 pm
Title: Thuringwethil

Thuringwethil's short but rather brilliant posthumous career!

The visual descriptions are brief, but quite striking, aren't they? You're showing your usual flair for effective quotation.

Also, I hadn't a clue that there were Indian vampire-type monsters that hung from trees like bats. How interesting.



Author's Response:

I didn't know about Indian vampire/monsters either! Those old Sanskrit myths and legends would be a lifetime worth of study, wouldn't they? I do intend to dabble a little more in that direction in any case.

Tolkien sometimes seriously knocks my sock off. They are parts of the Lays of Beleriand, particularly in the Lay of Leithian that really soar--leaving the limitations of the poetic form he chose in the dust. Thuringwethil's short passages always make me think that there might have been a lot more unwritten in his "headcanon." Alas, we can only wonder. That scene where Melkor uncovers Luthien is brilliant. She looks like a goner when he strips her of her bat-skin, but she has better ammunition that the Dark Lord guesses. Now that is a theatrical passage or even better flimic in the right hands.

Thanks so much for reading. I am so glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewer: Himring Signed [Report This]
Date: June 04, 2016 - 01:48 pm
Title: Thuringwethil

Thuringwethil's short but rather brilliant posthumous career!

The visual descriptions are brief, but quite striking, aren't they? You're showing your usual flair for effective quotation.

Also, I hadn't a clue that there were Indian vampire-type monsters that hung from trees like bats. How interesting.




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