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We Were Young Once ~ I  by Conquistadora 7 Review(s)
mystarlightReviewed Chapter: 13 on 11/14/2019
Thranduil and Amroth are so cute together!!!

TithenFeredirReviewed Chapter: 13 on 1/23/2005
The uncomfortable interplay between Thranduil, Celeborn and Galdriel was fun to read. Galadriel is certainly formidible. Thranduil is getting quite a checkered resume with all he is required to do to keep the household afloat. Re: the choice of his horse's name...what sprang to mind was a line from one of the Indiana Jones movies: Saleh to Indie- "They named you after the dog??" ;-D TF

Author Reply:
Hehehe! ;D

ponypetterReviewed Chapter: 13 on 1/22/2005
Somehow I get the impression Daddy might be a little mad when he gets home and finds Thranduil is babysitting Galadriel's son!

The scene between Thranduil and Galadriel was priceless. I like how you made her somewhat cool towards Thranduil as well. It's nice to see that she's not wholely maganimous towards all, which is how she is often portrayed in fics. I think it will do them all good for Thranduil and Amroth to spend time together.

I am curious that you assumed Amroth's parents were Celeborn and Galadriel, and he's not the son of Amdir. It's not too farfetched, I grant you, but I hope we'll get to see how he becomes Amdir's heir. I always thought taking that approach would be interesting.

Author Reply:
Maybe Daddy doesn't have to know. ;)

At the time I still wasn't sure how I was going to fit Amdir into the picture, as confused as "The Tale of Celeborn and Galadriel" is. But Marnie managed to iron it all out with typical ingenuity in her lastest single-chapter fic "Moving Apart" in a way that can still accomodate both interpretations found in Unfinished Tales. I'll probably be hedging toward something like that when the time comes to mention it again.

I guess I'm just a full-blooded Sinda at heart, but the Galadriel in my mind is just plain creepy (influenced too much by the movies, I suppose). I know she isn't really, but I had to keep going back to her first angelic appearance in RotK to put a smile on her face at least!

Good to see you back! :)

Ginger RichReviewed Chapter: 13 on 1/16/2005
Ahh, nothing like a nice upbeat no-worries type of chapter. It was a welcome break from the intense chapters previous to this one. I quite liked the scripture in it too. It fit well.

Hmm, I must say it was vonderful. Quiet, peaceful, and fluffy. haha. Okay. I don't wanna keep you from that NEXT chapter you're writing, so I must take my leave. Toodles and great job once again.

Author Reply:
Thanks! It was about time for a little fluff. ;)

MarnieReviewed Chapter: 13 on 1/16/2005
Yes, I know I'm shameless and only review when Celeborn's around. Sorry! But it was a lovely surprise to see him turn up here. What a grand entrance :) Loved the spiky conversation between Celeborn and Thranduil - they are both of them rather formidable aren't they! Oh, and Thranduil vainly admiring himself in the mirror gave me a chuckle - it reminded me of Cassie Clare's Fellowship Diaries; 'still the prettiest' ;)

Amroth was just lovely! I liked his mad, childish enthusiasm for everything; and indeed I like the fact that you've gone down the route of having him as Celeborn's son rather than Amdir's. (You can tell I like that theory; I've adopted it too :)

Your Galadriel really is quite creepy! I can see why Oropher is so wary of her. Loved all the references to Oropher and Celeborn's big row. Coincidentally they've been shouting at each other in my new fic too; over the same old subject.

Fabulous colour and pagentry! And you really show why the members of this House are going to be such big movers and shakers throughout elvish history. They are *such* impressive characters :)

Author Reply:
I've found that Thranduil does indeed have a vain streak in him. Nothing overbearing, but he looks good and he knows it. ;) And of course I had to bring Celeborn in sometime.
I did read your latest fic, by the way -- the day before I left for school again. And *thank you* for the inventive ironing out of the "whose son is Amroth?" question! Now I'll have to introduce Amdir somewhere.

*sigh* Alrighty. then. Thanks for this little bright point in my day! Now I have to go get my sword approved by the Dean of Student Life, and then look forward to a mandatory orientation meeting (where it is, they didn't say). Classes start tomorrow, but hopefully I'll be able to set some time aside in the evenings for some more fun Amroth stuff. ;)

elliskaReviewed Chapter: 13 on 1/13/2005
Oh this one was rich! So Oropher could not resist an argument and needed some restraint, hmmm? Love that and all the banter surrounding Celeborn's history with the House of Oropher. I also enjoyed Thranduil first real adult meeting with Galadriel and the position you have put him in with young Amroth. That will have more value in the future than Celeborn realizes, I think. Amroth is very nicely done--the fire of young elven spirit certainly shows in him.

Lots of nice details here too. Thranduil's new horse's name!? Very funny. "It was Menegroth all over again" was a great line. And the whole last part with Thranduil thinking about Galadriel's reaction to all this and his wry humor was great. I love that aspect of your Thranduil's personality.

So happy to see another update! Have a good semester. I imagine it's starting soon if it hasn't already.

Author Reply:
Yep, next semester strikes next week. After a rough start I've managed a 3.940 GPA so far, so I can't complain. ^_^

I find it facinating to imagine all these familiar characters together before any of them have found the setting we're most familiar with. Thranduil hasn't even seen Greenwood yet, Celeborn and Galadriel haven't been to Lorien, Gil-galad still reigns, no one has even thought of Sauron or rings or gradually growing the dominion of Men. And of course a young and three dimensional Amroth was an irresistable thought. ;)

Glad to see I haven't bored you yet! Maybe Oropher will come back sometime in the near future and we can actually get this show on the road!

Silent PlanetReviewed Chapter: 13 on 1/13/2005
Very lovely. The scripture passage fits very well. I like how Thranduil has grown so much over the course of the story. The horses name was particularly amusing....I wonder how Legolas would feel if he heard that?

Well anyway. This is one of those few stories I check nearly everyday for updates. I love reading it and hope you update soon.

Author Reply:
I hope I can update soon, too. But once again homework takes precedance. Still, I think I have a better schedule this semester, so I might be able to work in at least an hour of Thranduil every other day. I'll try not to keep you waiting too long! ;)

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