|Reviews for Of Elves and Dwarves and Late Night Philosophy|
| Charlie 4/11/12 . chapter 1
OK...I love your story because I love having these types of debates with my son. You got me so into this that I now have to say that you ended the debate too early. Aragorn argued himself back into the very corner that Gimli stated. If he indeed found little value in continuing to speak of something they could not hope to understand...why did he restart the conversation? :)
| LyradanaGreetsTheWind 4/10/11 . chapter 1
I am amazed and greatly entertained by your wealth of knowledge of things Tolkien in nature and in your well honed skill at writing tales to entertain and broaden the enjoyment of such.
Thank you for writing and sharing such an excellent tale. I love your stories concerning "arguments" most of all and this one makes me think of your story "Stray But A Little" even more.
| Alalei Elita 5/21/10 . chapter 1
And control passes to the dwarf...
lol too funny! Great job!
| Shipwright's Trick 4/1/10 . chapter 1
What a story! I could barely keep track of everything, it was so confusing. And pointless. But fun. : )
"Now it comes. Elrohir could have set the changing of the guard by this. Five… Four… Three… Two… One…"
That was probably the funniest part for me, for whatever reason. Thanks!
| bjelka 7/13/09 . chapter 1
Well, of course Aragorn is successful! He makes Gimli and Legolas fight on one side AND he wins this vocal battle.
But you also were successful in "telling an argument between Legolas and Gimli convincingly from an outside perspective"!
Maybe that is even better than the perspective of one of the opponents.
Very funny, how Aragorn can predict his friend's actions in debate. *lol*
| yamina-chan 4/15/09 . chapter 1
I'd like to add something in this discussion, but I rather won't since it will never come to an end.
It was well written though
| AliKat7 10/27/08 . chapter 1
I have heard alot about your excellent writing so I thought I'd take a stab at reading something (while goofing off at work lol) I wasn't disappointed. This was a well written piece. Its also obvious that you know canon very well without shoving it down the reader's throats how well you know it. It was also a gapfiller without being too fluffy. I prefer these three non-fluffy, thank you :) Good job!
| Saltwater 4/15/08 . chapter 1
Well. I'm glad i popped in to have a look at this fic. Fantastic work. I love the way you mould words, not many writers can write a scene as long as this with nothing but contemplative conversation to keep it flowing. And you did it so well, too.
And i must say, the insults you had Legolas and Gimli throw at each other were extremely inventive, even though they came down to the simplest of analogies. Really, they well and truly had my giggling up a storm. How you even thought of them, i will never know.
Thanks for writing and posting this. Its certainly made my evening. *grin*
| Star in Ruin 3/26/08 . chapter 1
That was definately for the better. I could never get tired of reading this fic. I hope to see some new stuff from you soon!
| Fireblade's song 1/15/07 . chapter 1
This was really deep. I enjoyed it, even if Gimli's question might as well have been 'which was first, the chicken or the egg?' I had fun reading this and plan on reading other stories of yours. Don't expect reviews, however. My computer hates ff.n.
| Protector of Canon2 4/10/06 . chapter 1
That was very impressive. I found the argument facinating and I love how you wrote it, as well as the humor that you threw in. Well done indeed.
| kendermage42 8/28/05 . chapter 1
The topic of the debate was interesting and showed a good deal of research (or just background knowledge) on the subject of evil in each age. The characters were also extremely well written, though it was saddening to see Aragorn in his elder years as a mortal.
| jane 8/7/05 . chapter 1
I rather enjoyed your personal justification for Legolas' and Gimli's knowledge, I was wondering until I read the authors note, which is always an explanatory thing at best.
As for the story itself I think you did a quite lengthy and rather good debate, the way in which you explained the question which prompted the debate was particularly brillant. As for the topic, well you spoke in defense of both ideas quite well. I believe that the evil creature was made first, however for a rather simple reason. Melkor was evil before the feeling of evil exsisted because you yourself said Iluvatar is not evil and if Melkor is of Iluvatar then Melkor created the feeling of evil first. He was evil and therefore created the feeling from his own malice and hatered. If you disagree and have a comment as to how i am wrong email me. I would enjoy the debate.
| Redleef 7/25/05 . chapter 1
I think this should be under hunore.
| Sapphire Artemis 6/11/05 . chapter 1
0.o;...my brain is bleeding...but excellent work! Interesting topic as well...