|Reviews for Be or Become|
| mistrali chapter 7 . 9/23/2012
I always wondered why Celeborn stayed behind. This is beautiful - both melancholy and somehow hopeful. "the great silver-skinned trees" is a nice touch, considering the meaning of Celeborn's name.
| mistrali chapter 8 . 9/23/2012
It is so very apt that you have Feanor frightened only when all the support and chaos of life has been lifted from him. All his life he's never known what it is to be alone. It makes an interesting parallel to Maglor, whose life after Maedhros' death contained no small measure of grief and loneliness.
| mistrali chapter 5 . 9/23/2012
Brilliant last line. Yes, dying is often easier than living. It brings to mind Sam Gamgee's realisation during Frodo's 'death' at Cirith Ungol that to commit suicide would be "to do nothing, not even to grieve".
| mistrali chapter 4 . 9/23/2012
I've been searching for this for ages! Beautifully done, and I share your love of Eol. His actions can be attributed to various degrees of cruelty (depending on one's headcanon), but I don't think he was truly evil.
It's an interesting idea, that he *needed* light but couldn't figure out how to entice it to him save through seduction. I like that hint of desperation from both of them.
| mistrali chapter 3 . 9/23/2012
Well done on paralleling the two scenarios, and managing to fit it all into 100 words.
"the mortal must not die, and the undying could not live."
| Trion Anarre chapter 14 . 10/12/2006
Wow! Definitely not quite what I was expecting from the words "nekkid Caranthir". Still, I like it very much. And the description is good; I know just how [the water] feels.
| diotimaism chapter 15 . 7/26/2006
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| RavenLady chapter 12 . 5/13/2006
Is there anything you can't write about?
There's a certain . . . distance to this that makes it sound *very* much like the river. Lovely - I can't read it without getting shivers.
| Tindomiel chapter 3 . 5/3/2006
Exquisite. I read this chapter aloud and it sounded just... wow. You are a fantastic writer.
| Tindomiel chapter 2 . 5/3/2006
Stunning. The imagery of Finrod's vision was almost painfully beautiful. The descriptions are so precisely done, and yet so evocative. Marvellous. One could almost see Finrod's expression in this small snippet.
| RavenLady chapter 15 . 4/22/2006
Oh, gorgeous and haunting. I especially love how she "dreams worlds, falling over and over into herself -" astounding play with language. Thank you; I'm an enormous fan of the Edain, and it's not often that such a fantastic writer pays attention to them. Gorgeous.
| perelleth chapter 15 . 4/19/2006
"The raven days are coming" I really like that.
She was never a cheerful one, this Morwen, anyway...:-)
| RavenLady chapter 9 . 2/20/2006
I've been rereading these, and I really should review again, because I think this is the most interesting thing you've written.
"this child made the King proud again of what he had wrought."
Wonderful. Insightful and exhilirating and haunting all at once. And all in a hundred words. I'm not much of a Gondolin fan, but - oh. This is a real gem.
| Unsung Heroine chapter 14 . 9/7/2005
Oh. It's Caranthir bathing. *inner voyeur cranes neck to see more* Ahem, just kidding. There's so much more than nakedness to comment on in here. I love the 'hair like dark seaweed' simile. I love the simplicity of the discriptions. I love the complexity that seems to lurk behind. And the title is so damned well fitting. 'Float on' - the whole piece seems to be doing that, floating somewhere, I mean. *loves it*
| Unsung Heroine chapter 13 . 9/7/2005
'bloodwashed jewel' - I like that expression. It's so fitting in a creepy way. I've surely said this before, but I always admire the ability to say much with a few words... I always seem to talk too much compared with that. ;-)