|Reviews for A Little Nudge Out of the Door|
| chibitrunk chapter 18 . 8/7/2012
The build up of the confrontation between Thranduil and Legolas was soooo well written! Toward the end, I can almost hear them yelling louder and louder. Great chapter once again! On to the next one!
| Guest chapter 10 . 8/6/2012
I have to pause here and review! I just want to say I'm thoroughly enjoying this story so far! Your OCs are great, each one has their own distinctive personality and I like Langcyll's role as a mentor to Legolas.
Although I like angst, I do find some fics over the top. I thought you handled it really well in this chapter. I guess it helped when Faron went through the same thing not so long ago so it didn't feel like it was all about Legolas. The way you had Legolas accepted Tathar's death was well-done. Anyways, I'll stop my babbling! I'll end this review by saying great work!
| Eneicia Took chapter 9 . 8/1/2012
*sniffs, wipes eyes* poor Legolas!
| pagesbythepound chapter 10 . 7/10/2012
this is really interesting! fun story
| Always chapter 20 . 5/22/2012
That part with Galadriel just about made me die of laughter.
| Archiril chapter 30 . 3/10/2012
No other word.
This was wonderful!
| Archiril chapter 29 . 3/10/2012
Hahaha, o, I loved this chapter! Especially when Legolas is chosen! I nearly had to laugh out loud :P
| Almecestris chapter 25 . 12/30/2011
OMG. What is this. I hate this. You made me cry. Why did you write such an amazing-wonderful-sad-good father/son reunion? GAH. I LOVE THIS STORY. Want to read more now. You're AWESOME.
| dr3 chapter 23 . 12/12/2011
Soooo exciting! Dun, dun, dun!
| Deranged Reviewer chapter 24 . 8/16/2011
Oh Lanthir! Such a faithful horse! A hero indeed! I also like the cameo by Sadron. And the inner monologue with Tathar there. What a way to bring Legolas' inner (and physical!) turmoils into full circle, with Sadron bearing him no less. Well done!
| Deranged Reviewer chapter 20 . 8/16/2011
Utterly Brilliant! You have a wonderful gift for words and knowledge when it comes to describing the camp, the seige and the training that goes on. This chapter was also quite hilarious. Balls of a Balrog! Haha! I might just have to use that line now. I was in a fit of giggles after Legolas tries to impersonate Lord Celeborn. Legolas, Alagion, and now Celeborn. He's starting to have just as many names as Aragorn ;)
And I love the ending! This is truly the start of a wonderful friendship!
| Deranged Reviewer chapter 17 . 8/12/2011
Break my heart why don't you? I was not expecting Langcyll to depart like that at all. If anything, I half expected him to die in some ambush. I really enjoyed reading about him- you have a wonderful gift for writing OCs. As Legolas says in this chapter, he's not dead but simply gone but it's still emotionally painful.
It must be difficult to fully flesh out OCs and have them fit in a universe with fans that will eat you up if they're not properly written right. But I think you did a stellar job with Langcyll that my heart is breaking for Legolas. Poor prince, Tathar, Belhador and now Langcyll...
Oh, thank you for the timeline! I think it did work out some kinks but since this story is pretty AU and I understand how hard it is to keep track of Tolkien's dates sometimes, it's not a big deal to me. And I forgot to mention this earlier but I'm guessing the UF you talked about earlier was University of Florida? What a coincidence! ) Though I suppose you graduated already...
| Deranged Reviewer chapter 13 . 8/11/2011
I loved the tension in this chapter! I was actually hoping for some much needed Father-Son interaction. I mean, come on! How often does a warring party encounter the King and his entourage? But I suppose that it makes for good story telling to build the tension, and snowball it until the next Father-Son meeting.
I remember early on that the party would be back in Mirkwood in probably a year, but it's been two years since Thranduil has seen his son. I actually pity him more than Legolas.
I was sad to see the dwarves go. Doubly sad if one realizes the fate of those trying to reclaim Kazad-dum. At least they parted in good terms.
| Deranged Reviewer chapter 12 . 8/11/2011
Hello there! I know that this story was written almost 10 years ago but I just want you to know that there are still new readers reading it (namely me!) So I just want to take a little bit of time to thank you for writing a wonderful story thus far.
I really love these LOTR stories that show character growth coupled with trials, adventures, humor etc. and I think your stories are ahead of the pack even after so many years.
I especially loved your characterization of the dwarves and how they aren't all the 'Gimli' type or the prejudiced, greedy type like Lorben. I think I have a fondness now for Shain and Naldin and will sad to see them leave once our primary party turns east to Lorien. It was unfortunate that Legolas' first real interaction with the dwarves had to be Lorben and the stranded co. but I guess this makes his future relationship with Gimli that much more poignant. I especially love the rather flirtatious Shain and his friendship with Galithil. Hilarious!
Another thing I want to commend you on is your portrayal of Glorfindel. It is easy for him and Langcyll to be so alike but I like the idea of a rather detached Glorfindel. He doesn't want to 'cross the line' and be too friendly with his inferiors, which is a shame but it makes sense in the context of this story.
Anywho, I just want you to know you have readers still and another fan. I'm really absorbed into your story and I apologize if my reviews seem sparse but know that I am enjoying each chapter very much. I'm guessing we will be meeting Aragorn, Gandalf or Lorien elves in the next chapter? Until then!
| Caffeinated Star chapter 1 . 6/27/2011
After reading this, I thought of the perfect song for it: She's Leaving Home by The Beatles... although, Legolas is a 'he.' We'll ignore that part, though.
I loved the story, though I thought you treated elves as a bit more humanlike in the beginning, especially when dealing with the elven women looking to marry. Aside from that, and Legolas seeming to get hurt all the time, it was a great story.