|Reviews for Gofi and the Balrog|
| Gimli's Pickaxe chapter 1 . 4/19/2020
Have had this on my favorites list for a long, long while, but only got around to commenting now. Sincerely hope you will forgive me... :(
This story is so amazing. The feels - that touch of sorrow, from Glorfindel's fight with the Balrog, and Elladan and Elrohir are so sweet. The way Glorfindel looks at those two is - it gives me all these indescribable feels, like somehow I am being protected too, and also like being in front of a warm fireplace in a winter storm - indescribable.
Elrond popping up there was just wonderful, showing us a side to that serious elf lord we all love, and Glorfindel's tolerant resignment was just so adorable as well. And the last touch, him drawing them a picture of Thorondor - wonderful finishing touch. Somehow it feels like such a Glorfindel thing to do.
Thank you so much for this masterpiece!
| EverleighBain chapter 1 . 12/27/2019
Ah, truly a classic in the annals of great fanfiction and I HAD NEVER REVIEWED IT.
At last we find the first recorded evidence of Elrohir’s dimple...
These two. I love the mannerisms you give them that sketch out their personalities, all of five years old. Fierce little Elladan. Elrohir, tender in the heart. And Glorfindel here is the perfect picture of an Elvish soul with their great love of children. We *know* how mighty he is. These two little boys know it too. It’s that juxtaposition that makes his gentleness with them all the more wondrous. It takes true strength to be truly gentle...
Gofi—it cracks me up how they grew out of it for the sake of being mature and then grew back into it for the sake of being ornery XD And then taught Arwen the same usage...
Love the nod to Elrond’s own great skill.
And then his appearance. Not to take the Twins back—let them be, Glorfindel’s got them. And his little jab is hilarious, as is his merry escape out into the garden. Seeing him joyful enough to be this lighthearted—everything right in the world—it does things to my heart!
He draws the eagle. A clever little moment of plot twistyness XD This time AND the first time I fell for it. HE’S DRAWING THE BALROG OHMYGOODNESS THEY DO HAVE WINGS!
Such a perfect one-shot.
| margie-me chapter 1 . 10/30/2019
This was simply wonderful, mixing some angst smoothly into a gentle tale of humor and love. Lovely word crafting, and a worthy nod 'to the Elf' whom Peter Jackson elected to omit from the films most undeservedly! I believe many others also treasure the mighty Balrog Slayer, from what I've read in many fics now. EverleighBain recommended reading your work as an excellent author, so here I am, already much delighted to enjoy another very talented person's work!
| JulsaIthil chapter 1 . 8/22/2019
This is good.
| Arianka chapter 1 . 3/22/2015
I guess a review to a story written 13 years ago probably will never get to the author.. Still, it was awsome. I'm very fond of the twins and recently Glorfindel too and it was nice to find something this warm about them all. And I enjoyed Elrond's humour.
| Cupcake155 chapter 1 . 10/27/2014
When you say:
"I'm obsessed with the elf left out of the film... hanging around Elrond"
ARE YOU REFERRING TO ERESTOR?
I 3 ERESTOR!
| ScribeofHeroes chapter 1 . 8/6/2014
Awwww . . . this is how I imagine Glorfindel, Elrond, and the twins being. If I had been Celebrian, I would have been angry with Elrond too. The twins were adorable and believable.
I liked the detail of Glorfindel being afraid to hold babies. He doesn't need to be ashamed of that. Everyone is afraid they'll hurt a baby if they hold it. That's not a lack of courage. It's a lack of confidence you can hold a baby right. :) Its believable that he's embarrassed about it though. I also liked how he looked up at Earendil and asked him about his son.
I especially loved the ending. That was a wise thing for Glorfindel to do. Awesome job, keep writing. :)
| Petrichora chapter 1 . 7/20/2013
I normally despise any sort of Elven nickname...but I will allow this one, given the adorable nature of little Elladan and Elrohir and the excellent writing of the fic. :) I had several "awww!" moments.
| Yuki Suou chapter 1 . 4/29/2013
| blackcat33133 chapter 1 . 1/1/2013
OMG! That was too adorable! Elladan being so protective of his Gofi (that nickname!). Please, we need more fics like this. You're the best Glorfindel writer I've encountered.
| tselea chapter 1 . 5/31/2012
GAH! The fluffiness! The SQUEEness! Gawwwwww! I love it!
| Emily chapter 1 . 8/6/2009
Aww. Very sweet. I liked it a lot! Poor twins. : (
But now on the funny side.
Ha, when Elladan asked if it hurt, and Glorfindel replied, "Did what hurt?" I half expected someone to say, "When you fell from Heaven!" Aren't I silly? That would have been funny, but it would have completely ruined the moment. : )
| Raina Meldamiriel chapter 1 . 5/22/2009
brilliant totally loved it
| midnight-flurry chapter 1 . 11/21/2008
LOL. Gofi! That's an embarrassing nickname. The twins r so cute! I just want to cuddle them up. This is a sweet story, I'm glad that i came across it.
| Expecting Rain chapter 1 . 10/11/2008
Aw, cute! The twins are adorable!