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A Most Proper Elf gains insight in some of the vices of mortals and learns a little about himself in the process.
Warnings are for graphic language.
MEFA 2009 - First place, Genres: Humor: Elven Legends
Characters: Elrond, Erestor
Warnings: Sexual Content--Mild
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 5363     Read Count: 1041
Published: June 12, 2009     Updated: June 12, 2009
Reviewer: Ada Kensington Signed
Date: June 02, 2010
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1
You know, before I registered on this site, I had been book-marking stories from authors here for ages. Some stories, in particular, stuck with me, even though I could not remember the pen-names of the authors.
This is one of those absolute favourites. I love the banter between Elrond and Erestor, and the witty barbs they share with one another. Erestor has this reputation for severity, and it is so funny seeing him consciously subverting it in order to wrong-foot his friends. The scene at the end with Elrond coming over all prudish always makes me snort with laughter.
For all the laughs, though, there is a note of realism there, a note of sadness in the form of Gwirith, who is an excellent OC. She's sharp, bold and very funny, but you've got to wonder what became of her, what events led her to take up her line of work. She must've had her fair share of troubles in her life, and I'm glad Erestor put aside his 'Most Proper Elf' status to give her esteem a little boost. She probably needed it.
Thanks for writing this. :)
Thank you, Ada - what a lovely review!
It's always wonderful to hear that people enjoyed my story and liked the characters. For some reason, Erestor is often portrayed as either a very sexually active Elf (to say the least) or a bit of a bore, so I thought it might be fun to turn things on the head. I also very much appreciate your kind words about Gwirith; I'm sure Erestor's farewell secured her reputation and increased her earnings for the next couple of years.
Thank you again for commenting. :-)
Written for the prompts: Curufin and Ulmo's Palace; for the Probably AU Genfic Swap at Elffetish. One of those cute 'lil elfing stories which contains dark undertones and/or is blasphemous to the Valar.
Characters: Celebrimbor, Curufin, Original Character(s)
Challenges: Ankle Biters, Canon with a Twist, Sea Voyages
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 2516     Read Count: 1587
Published: June 14, 2010     Updated: June 19, 2010
Reviewer: Ada Kensington Signed
Date: June 15, 2010
Title: Chapter 1: Bed Time Story
I adore stories dealing with the relationship between Curufin and Celebrimbor. From what we know of the events of the First Age, seeing them happy and (relatively) carefree in Valinor makes their father-son time more precious, somehow. The 'relatively' is important, though, and I loved the way you managed to instill a sense of foreboding in this snippet of halcyon days (to borrow Macalaurë's phrase, as much as Curvo would resent me for it.) There was the mention of Fëanáro and Nerdanel's estrangement, the book from Indis and Finwë, a slight tension regarding opinions of the Valar, and the presence of Aqualondë with its fond memories for the sons of Fëanáro - and it makes a very real and effective contrast to the fairytales beloved by little Tyelpë.
In short, this is a great one-shot. Thanks for sharing. =)
Thank you for such a detailed comment. I am so happy that you appreciated the story so much. I like to think of their story as having behind the bare canon facts all of the complexities of real life families. I am glad it came across to you that way.