|Reviews for Beyond This World|
| 1wngdngl 5/31/10 . chapter 1
Beautifully written, and heartfelt. His pain becomes your own. I'll admit I got a bit misty-eyed ;_;
| skepsis66 4/22/10 . chapter 4
Short as this may be, the sheer depth of feeling really carries through to me through the beauty and lyricism of your writing. I could not stop crying (in a good way ;D)! The friendship between Gimli and Legolas is truly an amazing sight to behold. You've done it great justice through this gorgeous, gorgeous piece. I love it!
| Blackbird4 4/18/10 . chapter 4
This story is perfection. Just thought you should know.
And of course, it made me cry.
| abunnymom 4/18/10 . chapter 3
This was an incredible story of friendship and love! You really captured the spirit and tone of Legolas and Gimli, as well as the other characters. The fact that of the Fellowship, two are immortal, does raise the question about how they deal with grief and loss. Gandalf has lived so much longer, and as a bearer of a ring of power, clearly found a way to cope as he spent so much time with mortals. So the issue would be far greater for Legolas, a very young one among immortals. In many ways, his mortal friends had wisdom beyond his because of their limited lifespan. And your story really did an amazing job of showing what he felt, how he managed, and in the end how he found joy again. Thanks for sharing!
| DarkBlaziken 4/4/10 . chapter 2
beautiful ending (I believe there's still an epilogue though).
enjoyed it immensely. Can't help thinking, "Poor Gandalf. He's always left behind now everyone else is gone."
You might have wanted to include Thranduil a bit more though, because after all this is like /his/ son dying, you might think he would have had more emotion because elves are supposed to be immortal.
| DarkBlaziken 4/4/10 . chapter 1
beautiful ending to a chapter. I love the way you portray their friendship so well without making them seem gay.
(this is not a slash fic, I think?)
You have wonderful descriptions and I love how you manage to weave in the bittersweetness so well. The ending is foreboding and I think I know what's going to happen next, which is a bit sad because I'd have preferred not to have known the ending yet.
| Katia0203 3/20/10 . chapter 4
This was wonderful! You had me crying during the entire first chapter. Well done :)
| Virodeil 1/2/10 . chapter 4
A nice short piece! Now I see why you like it most among others. It does deserve high praises. It compiled a lot of philosophical matters and stray ideas but without making it stuffy. I love it. Well, there could be one thing to add if you someday decide to revise the story again: Legolas' "true" death. Luthien was granted the same thing, by Eru passed through Manwe and Namo. I think Legolas went through the same process, although without the crying-before-namo part. (LOL) You should put something when Elrond was conversing with Galadriel then Gandalf. And Legolas was too certain of his leaving Arda too that I questioned how he was that way. Elves go to Mandos Halls when they die, and if uninformed, Legolas should have expected to go the same way, not out of the circles of Arda. At least it would add some more depth to the story, although this has already been excellant so far. It looked a bit useless sitting there in your author's notes, if I would admit it... Well, now I do, but I did not want to do so even to myself. The piece had seemed so perfect before...
*shrug* Meh. Anyway, I hope you are not thinking that I am complaining now... I am not. Well, just take it as a suggestion. :)
The notion that Legolas would depart beyond the circles of the world was surprising but not totally unexpected. In a way, it was the reasonable thing to do, and I agree with your assessment about his Silvan and Sindarin blood. (But by the way, people who live in Aman are not only Noldor, but also Vanyar and Teleri, and Valimar is the city of the Valar and Maiar... and some Vanyar who choose to serve them, I think. You might want to look back at the names of the places and recheck their uses in regard to your intentions.) It was why, I suppose, Silvan Elves refused to forsake Middle-Earth.
Thank you for sharing the piece online, and I am truly glad you created it in the first place. Well, writer's block is never good... but if it sparks a good story? LOL
| Kathryn 11/14/09 . chapter 4
This story was absolutely beautiful! It literally had me in tears. Thank you for sharing!
| Gryphaena 9/15/09 . chapter 4
Man, I can't believe that I never gave you a review for all the times I read this.
Like many others, I was deeply touched with this tale of Gimli and Legolas's passing.
This is definitely a favorite.
| Green Tea fan 9/4/09 . chapter 4
I think that this was a beautiful story that truly told the bonds of friendship. I am so glad that you wrote this. I love the parts of Gimli and Legolas talking. So true to who they were. Again, a beautiful story.
| Expecting Rain 7/23/09 . chapter 3
What a beautiful story!
| Vampiress-Alexiel 7/19/09 . chapter 4
oh...wow... I'm simply astonished... I really have no words...
This was an amazing little fic, and I don't think I've been so emotionally attached to one before. It almost physically hurt to read, trying not to disturb my neighbors by sobbing hysterically, haha but in a good way. I think this is a perfect ending/beginning for Legolas and Gimli, and find it to be absolutely acceptable, and I'm so happy they are together again...oh I'm going to start crying again!
I'm in love with it, thank you so much for sharing it with us, I am awed by your talent, congratulations on a beautiful story!
| Melanda 6/24/09 . chapter 3
I am totally and utterly speachless. By the middle of the first chapter I had tears in my eyes. By the end of the third I was bawling. Thank you for this amazing work. If this story is any indication, you have amazing potential as a writer. Keep it up and I look forward to reading more of your work.
| yamina-chan 4/19/09 . chapter 4
This is without doubt a great story, though it is verry sad.
I have no words to express my feelings for this but I have to say that this story was great beyond belive in some way.