|Reviews for Smiting Ruin|
| Wane Soo-Jin 5/11/13 . chapter 1
That was very funny !
| Bliss N. Serendipity 2/23/13 . chapter 1
"Go read the books. They're better anyway." -Cheers! :) Although I would be lying if I said that I did not take great visual delight in observing the on-screen actions of Legolas and Aragorn...and Faramir...and Pippin...and Sam...and now that we've got The Hobbit up on the silver screen, I might as well throw in Kili, you know, in the interest of full disclosure. . But I loved the books first and still love them best! :)
And by the way, the visual image of a naked Gandalf hacking away at the corpse of the Balrog with Glamdring and screaming, "I will smite thy ruin upon the mountainside!" entered into my mind at the beginning of the story and is still stuck there. :p
| shine lots 1/22/12 . chapter 1
lol! I love the varied and distinct things which you write about - quibbling over that memorable phrase - genius. I also like how Legolas and Gimli tease each other, and how you come to the conclusion that Tolkien, not Jackson, is THE authority on all such turns of phrase.
| kspadawan 4/4/11 . chapter 1
LOL, poor Gandalf. This made me laugh. :j
| Vanafindiel 3/19/11 . chapter 1
That was great!
| lady angst 5/26/10 . chapter 1
Ah, this sounds like every Lit class I've ever taken. Love this little scene sooo much; it just makes me so happy.
| Shipwright's Trick 4/1/10 . chapter 1
I laughed so hard that I cried when I read this story. Legolas and Gimli trading insults about the other party's "strange customs" was very funny- as was the rest of it, of course. : )
| BookLyrm 11/30/09 . chapter 1
Absolutely brilliant! I love picking apart book-movie adaptations, but this is hilarious! I have a simillar pet peeve in Romeo and Juliet, about the "brace of kinsman" the Duke always mentions and often, in movies, does not have.
This is the second of your stories I've read, and I'm loving it so far!
| bjelka 6/8/09 . chapter 1
Ohh, really great!
Although it evokes memories of unloved German lessons... "analysing and interpreting" - yuck!
I don't know the words Gandalf uses in the German synchronisation of the film, but the phrase in my book is even more clearly (I think). Tolkien doesn't say whether the Balrog destroys the mountainside on purpose or he just impinges there, does he? The translator wrote something like "and the mountainside where he impinged (don't know whether it's a common word, but at least it hasn't many different meanings) was smashed".
Yes, yes, language is a tricky business... Poor Gandalf!
| yamina-chan 4/18/09 . chapter 1
I love word plays, and it makes me angry that I can't get this as it supposed to be, since english is not my first laguage.
Still it was a lot of fun to "listen" to this conversaion.
| Liv of life 4/15/09 . chapter 1
Fun ficlet! ehehe- this made me laugh a lot. a friend of mine's mum is one of the women who wrote the screenplay- I'm going to have to bring it up with her!
| Haleybird 3/25/09 . chapter 1
Witty and entertaining. I loved it.
| Victoria Hughes 3/10/09 . chapter 1
This story made me laugh so hard my roommates wanted to know what was going on! In particular I was amused by Gimli's inquiry about 'futile flailing' and just the general banter of Legolas, Gimli, and Aragorn. The three of them (and especially Legolas and Gimli) really can't be left to their own devices: the number of tangental arguments they'll participate in are in danger of splitting sides. Specifically, mine!
I've missed reading your works, through no fault of your own, Thundera. Your Legolas and Gimli in particular make me laugh and cry!
| Star in Ruin 3/26/08 . chapter 1
That was amusing. You have a way with words and a great sense of humor; I envy you for that. This fic reminds me of "Of Elves, Dwarves and Late Night Philosophy," which I have to go rebiew now. Keep up the incredible writing (though I'd be surprised to find you're capable fo anything less)!
| Snake of Medusa 10/22/07 . chapter 1
This reminds me of something from the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, an amazing series that all should read and adore!
Heh, anywho, very funny story, I likes it many much! _