Reviews for Captain My Captain
Torrent V chapter 53 . 7/16/2009
I know this story has been long since finished, but I can't help dropping in a review.

This story is beautifully written. The characters are well defined without being overly eccentric, and the plot is a nice reprieve from the usual "save world from [magic item]" quest.

But in the end, this felt incomplete. You developed several character conflicts throughout the story, but it seems that the only one you resolved was that of Hethlin and Faramir. I would absolutely love to see some sort of sequel to this in which Hethlin chooses to marry or not (I'm personally rooting for Elrohir, and spent last night thinking of several romantic moments in which he gives up his immortality for her in my own effort to appease my mind) and we see if the vision in Galadriel's mirror comes to fruition.

You've marked this particular story as complete, and so I don't expect it to be continued. In the end, it may very well have actually been a story about Faramir more than Hethlin. But I do hope you'll consider a sequel. After creating such a perfect character as Hethlin and integrating her so well into the LotR universe it would be a shame not to finish her story.
Zurizip chapter 53 . 5/6/2009
I know it's been forever since the story finished, but I think you'd appreciate knowing what a profound effect it's had. Some two years after first reading the whole thing, I was watching 'The Hunt For Gollum' a fan made film. Then I looked for other fan films and found 'Born Of Hope'. One of the characters in BoH is a lady ranger whose family was killed and she was allowed to join the rangers under Arathorn.

It reminded me so strongly of this story that I came back to read it, and I'm pleased to say it's Just as good, if not better than I remembered!

Congratulations again, and now I'm away to see if I luck out and there's some other stuff!
nancylea57 chapter 45 . 12/30/2008
isabeau, twice while at the hill where she refused the pale king you have typed uncle in reference to the man she is travelling with, the rest of the time he is grandfather...small owbo?
dale rodgers chapter 53 . 10/5/2008
Thank you for the story. I enjoyed your extension of Tolkien's world. You are an excellent author and I hope you are published some time. Excellent story - I just devoured it over the last couple of weeks. I look forward to reading more of your work. Thanks again. DR
kateydidnt chapter 33 . 9/29/2008
“I have met most of the beautiful Elven maidens in Middle-earth, Snowsteel, and kept company with a few of them. I have yet to find one who engages my heart to the extent that I would consider bonding with her."

*snort* well considering that most seem to agree that the two most beautiful elves in all of Arda are Elrohir's sister and grandmother, this is not all that surprising.
kateydidnt chapter 28 . 9/29/2008
You know,I want just one person-at this moment Hethlin in particular-to remind an elf that they may be the Eldar race, firstborn of Iluvatar, but remind them also that the race of Men too are the Children of Iluvatar and deserve to be respected as such by the elves,and not always looked down upon.
kateydidnt chapter 29 . 9/29/2008
Not to mention, Cerin Amroth is where Aragorn and Arwen pledged themselves to each other, nearly forty years previously.
kateydidnt chapter 19 . 9/28/2008
"But when Aragorn son of Arathorn unbent enough to reveal the humor and nobility and sweetness that lay within him, he cast them all into the shade."

*melting* Can I have Aragorn, please?

I love this chapter!
dkp chapter 48 . 9/18/2008

I don't know know many times I've reread that awesome kiss scene, and it's just as tingly as the first time. Lovely, lovely...
Haarajot chapter 45 . 6/5/2008
If you ever correct this chapter, you might change uncle to grandfather in the following line:

'Then I turned to go down and rejoin my uncle'
irini chapter 53 . 10/23/2007
I was fascinated...
ScottishFaerie chapter 53 . 10/7/2007
You are truly an inspired writer. I have read this story from start to finish(in one day no less!)and now I'm moving on to the rest of your stories. Thank you SO much for writing this!
crazylizzie chapter 33 . 8/3/2007
I honestly do not know if you will receive this review or not seeing it has been several years since you wrote this story, but I had to try because out of every single LOTR story with an OC this has to be the most thorough, complex, well thought out character I have come across. I am only a little more than halfway through and I have found every single character is right on, what I would imagine them to be like. Even the well known characters, as Aragon and Elrond, you did perfectly. And I love Heth, love her. She is strong and not very strong, independent and not, a story of dichotomy that works wonderfully in the world you have created. I am almost hesitant to keep reading because I worry of the ending... worry about the relations between Elrohir and Heth most especially. I very much like them together (would have probably voted for them to be the "nesting" couple, lol) but yet there seems to be quite a few obstacles before them and I would hate to have this end without a "happy" ending. Call me romantic (as long as you don’t say it to loud) but I want something more between them. Its about sex now, and the friendship of a lover bond/soul bond, but there is more there and I hope you did explain it.

If not. Well... its still a lovely story. :)

Anyway. Blabbed on for quite some time, when really I just wanted to compliment on a well written, well thought out story, with a lovely leading lady and an even lovelier supporting cast. Brava.
Mari Drdogreth chapter 52 . 3/19/2007

forgot: 40: I nodded. and

52: “ Very well

53: desert - dessert


52&53: Usual Isabeau-quality :-) things slowed down a bit, that's why I'm not that excited and thrilled but I read them with great interest nevertheless!

This is not the end to Heth's adventures? Are you going to write another 50-chapter-story? *g* wouldn't mind that ;-)

Truly, things do seem a bit unfinished the way they are. But it's a brilliant story, all the same. This one's going to remain in my Firefox-Favourites, and who knows, maybe I'll even comply and sign up on one day ;D and add it to my favourites there. I didn't yet sign up because I felt there are already so many sites where I'm signed up, and I wouldn't leave the computer screen anymore at all if I did *g*

Or maybe I was just too lazy *g*

Ah, yes, and thanks a lot for many pleasant hours of reading!

Best wishes,

Mari Drdogreth chapter 50 . 3/18/2007

Wonderful one! A lot to laugh about, a lot to be astonished by, and in the end, a total turnabout in mood.

Pity that I'll soon have finished reading the remaining chapters, but it's not that bad because there are so many other stories of yours to r&r. Mercilessly _ ;-)

Kind regards, Mari


Chapter name: The harper - The Harper

woodsy - woody ?

retreat - retreat.


I can say is - What/All I can say is ?

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