|Reviews for Beyond This World|
| SalmonHen chapter 4 . 2/25
I actually started crying. Amazing writing!
| Laura Gray chapter 4 . 8/9/2022
Oh, this is so beautiful, and heart-wrenchingly true. Anyone who has sat by the deathbed of a loved one knows something of what Legolas goes through in this story. Thank you so much for writing this.
| guest chapter 3 . 3/2/2022
I just can't see Tolkien's Legolas being that neurotic.
| v chapter 3 . 4/27/2021
This made me cry, but I needed it.
| DZH chapter 4 . 4/23/2021
Phenomenal fic thanks for writing.
| Guest chapter 4 . 4/8/2021
What a heartbreakingly beautiful story. The emotions! The heartache! This is not a story I will soon forget. I now have to go get me another box of tissues, I haven’t cried so much while reading a story in awihle.
| Guest chapter 4 . 5/8/2020
Five years ago, I lost someone close to me, and I wasn’t able to cry. I tried all kinds of things, but I couldn’t. I got tired of trying and decided to numb myself completely for a while and let my mind go blank on fanfiction in the middle of the night, and I happened across this story. It broke whatever wall there had been, and I wept. It sounds so strange and foolish to say, because it’s fanfiction in the face of real loss, but it was a gift. I didn’t think I would find this story again, but here it is, and I’m in a better mindset to write to you now. Thank you, friend.
| Gbuggie chapter 4 . 7/16/2019
First time I’ve cried at a fanfic in a long, long time and l think the last time I did (this many tears at least) was at this story. Well done!(:
| Guest chapter 4 . 5/29/2019
Luthien was allowed to follow Beren into his own afterlife instead of the Halls of Mandos, why shouldn't Legolas be allowed to do the same for Gimli? Don't worry, dear author, you do have a precedent to work from.
| Annika chapter 1 . 10/3/2017
One of the most beautiful stories I've ever read! I cried and smiled and was deep in thought. Thank you for this incredible piece of art.
| divinesapphic chapter 3 . 2/22/2017
This story is amazing
| teacuppy chapter 4 . 10/2/2016
you made me cry so much... but also smile in the end
... Beautifully written... *still sobbing*
| sian'olivia chapter 4 . 8/2/2016
This story was beautiful to read, an emotional at that too! It's been a long time since I have had tears brought to my eyes when reading a fanfiction - one so short too. Well done! I loved every word of it.
| Guest chapter 4 . 7/23/2016
| Peonywinx chapter 4 . 12/25/2015
When I clicked on this title, I didn't think I would be sucked into its depths so immediately, nor that I'd find it to be a treasure among tales. And I most certainly did not imagine that it would touch me at my very core. I am a rather hard person to make cry over a story - not because I don't get the feels, but because the writing has to be perfect to turn on the water faucet - but you can be proud of yourself, because you did it.
I'm actually glad that Legolas chose to die. From the moment of Gimli's death and the way the story progressed from there, it seemed as if everything was leading up to Legolas's own departure. Any other choice would have made me feel cheated - and to be honest, this development is such a refreshing change from the way most of these stories go. The last-minute realization that one 'has to live' is a terrific dramatic element, and perfectly acceptable - even absolutely desirable - in a lot of fictional situations - but it does get a bit tiring after a while, and on occasion a twist in the opposite direction is just what's needed. So I'm glad it happened here - it is, in fact, the key feature of this story that compels me to add it to my favorites.
The only (minor) thing I felt was lacking was Thranduil. Given that it was his only son who decided to break all known laws regarding Elves and death, I would have liked to see his reaction.
Other than that, I have nothing to say, except...
Bloody well done.