Author has written 11 stories for Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, and Walking Dead.
"'What is the highest pleasure?'
'To hear a good story.'"
-Vikram Chandra; Red Earth and Pouring Rain
"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one becomes a master."
You can find me on tumblr at lindirs-gaze, matthew-mcjohncenahey, or shadlinks. My AO3 is also lindir's gaze.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Parody
The Iron and Ice Series (Fëangren and Lómring)
The Fellowship of Evil
Playing the Hero
Will Possibly Be Continued:
The Walking Alive
Red Leaves in the Summer
Consulting? More Like INsulting Amirite? Up Top
It Was Actually About the Spotlight and the Wifi
Review Templates to Help You Guys Out :)
Things to say when you’re tongue-tied:
VerbsI liked the part where/when… I wonder why… I smiled/laughed when… I was confused when… I think that… I predict… I was sad/happy/angry/[other emotion] when…
Nouns[character] did/said/felt/will do [this thing] because… (if applicable) [insert plot point/event]
Example: I think that [this guy] ran away from [his friend] because he was trying to protect him.
And that’s it. You don’t have to say anything else. One sentence is more than enough, but you’ll notice that once you get started, you’ll have a lot to say- so say it!
Your writing is:Detailed/descriptive Vivid Concise (to the point) Funny Serious Surreal Unique Compelling Provocative Leaves me wondering about a lot of things, and I’m curious about what happens next Confused me a little at times (talk about what confused you! The author will be more than happy to clear things up!)
Do’s and Don’ts
Don’tWorry about grammar/typos in your review Suggest a direction for the story (most writers know what they’re doing and you just gotta trust them) Think that favoriting/following is all you can do! Your opinion is important! Tell the author to do more of [this] and less of [that] Ask them to update without leaving any other feedback
DoLeave short comments if you can’t think of anything else to say (“I like this” is more than acceptable, seriously) Inform the author of typos (be specific)- many fics are un-beta’d. The writer will appreciate your attention to detail. Express your own perspective even if it isn’t ‘correct-’ I think [character] did this because she was jealous, which explains why… Understand that your unique interpretation of motives/symbolism/foreshadowing/anything is extremely valuable Be honest, but diplomatic Favorite/rec works if you enjoy them, esp to help lesser-known writers
(Credit to tsunderesasuke on tumblr)