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Reflections from the Paradise of Elves  by Bodkin 5 Review(s)
lwarrenReviewed Chapter: 48 on 1/1/2005
Ah, yes. Nail the elflings' doors shut and post a guard; that MIGHT keep them inside. And if you believe that, Legolas, I have some wonderful beachfront property in the Florida Everglades for you to buy.....:-) So daeradar Thranduil was able to put the fear of Iluvatar in the little ones...for awhile! *g*

Once again, hilarious banter between E2L. Of course, we climb a sheer cliff IN the dark "because it's there"!! Orc-brain! It had better be worth it or we will see if you are the first Wood-elf to have the capability of flight...*snicker* Yes, a flying Legolas boggles the mind!

Great, just great, Bodkin! *big smile of appreciation*


Author Reply: They're just too enterprising for their own good, those elflings. Of course, a quick introduction to a Thranduil with retribution in mind was probably rather disconcerting - and he's had plenty of practice with keeping their adar in line.

The moon-path is only visible at night - probably at the right time of year, too, but why else would they choose to climb it? Glad you like their friendly chat!

NilmandraReviewed Chapter: 48 on 12/25/2004
The view sounds lovely....but I must say I like the idea of the elflings going before grand-adar to receive punishment. They don't know how tough Thranduil really was!

Elrohir's two should go before Galadriel :)

Author Reply: Poor Elrohir. I think the wild twins need to start growing out of it a bit soon, or he will be forced to bring in the heavy guns.

Thranduil has kept out of parenting Legolas's pair - I imagine he rather enjoys watching his son learn the hard way - but, given the right to act, I am sure he was, in Eleniel and Galenthil's eyes, unexpectedly stern. They are unlikely to mess with him again - at least until the memory has faded a little!

Jay of LasgalenReviewed Chapter: 48 on 12/23/2004
I liked Legolas's comment about climbing the mountain 'because it was there'. Now, where have I heard that before??

I think, however, that Elladan was wrong - surely his own grandmother, Elwing, was the first (half)elf to develop the power of flight? I'm glad that the view was so breathtaking, so he did not feel the need to test his theory ;)


Author Reply: Elves can do cliche!

Good point - although does turning into a bird count? I've inserted a word!

It was truly breathtaking, but I don't think you'd get me climbing up there to find out. The journey would have been far too terrifying to anyone but an elf. Or a roughly 78% elf.

SharonBReviewed Chapter: 48 on 12/23/2004
Oh how funny. I agree with the twins ... I don't like the heights. But sometimes the views can be amazing. And it's easy to see now that they are enscounced in the new horizons area. Do they ever get any visits from Gandalf?

Author Reply: Visits from Gandalf? That's an idea . . . They might well, mightn't they. I wonder what he would think of the elflings?

They come and go a bit - I think they live mainly in the new lands, but I think they would retain houses in the old, because much of the more important political/social stuff would go on there, so they would want to maintain a presence. And, of course, Legolas's in-laws live there, and so do Galadriel's family. I think the families of Miriwen and Sirithiel would probably choose to move to the new lands.

Heights are OK, but I don't fancy climbing - hanging off cliffs is too scary. (Although part of me felt I ought to take the opportunity to do the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb when we were there. A bigger part said 'don't.) But these three are adrenaline-junkies after all those centuries of risking their lives.

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 48 on 12/23/2004
It's amusing that these three are moaning about their children's efforts to go out at night for adventure when they are in the process of doing a night climb. The apple doesn't fall very far from the tree.

The descriptions of the moonlit forest were beautiful.

Author Reply: True. Perhaps their wives should have got some testimonials before consenting to marry them - they might have thought twice before producing children. Although, of course, one's own children are always going to be perfect, and one is never going to repeat the errors one's parents and friends made.

Glad you liked the forest.

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