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Reflections from the Paradise of Elves  by Bodkin 5 Review(s)
Jay of LasgalenReviewed Chapter: 30 on 7/27/2004
A thousand apologies for troubling you with a second review! It occurs to me that in the absence of orcs, injuries happen in the course of rescuing elflings - Legolas saves his wife's nephew and ends up half drowned, Elrohir falls down a cliff rescuing his own daughter. When is it Elladan's turn? Which elfling will be imperilled next time?


Author Reply: Of course - I never looked at it that way. Elflings/orcs, orcs/elflings - much the same thing really. (Especially once they get hit by what Daw called testosterone poisoning.)

It is Elladan's turn for adventure/peril/pain, isn't it. Must bear that in mind!!

Review as many times as you like. It makes it into conversation.

Rose SaredReviewed Chapter: 30 on 7/27/2004
HA ha, in the voice of Bart Simpson.
Poor ducky, but I guess what comes around and all that. Most enjoyable as always.
thanks for a lift at the end of a hair pulling out day.

Author Reply: I hope tomorrow will be a better day, Scarlett.

I feel for Elrohir - I see him as the more reasonable twin, yet he is the one with reckless offspring, while Elladan got a sensible son. There's no justice. It might have something to do with pairs, winding each other up and always there for the other to spark off.

Thank you for reading.

Elena TirielReviewed Chapter: 30 on 7/26/2004
This chapter gave me a giggle fit!

‘You look like Adar,’ his brother commented. ‘I had no idea until recently that it was we two who put that expression of weary anxiety on his face. I had thought it was more to do with the Dark Lord....'

What a shock! What former children could ever imagine that their younger selves could be just as devastating to their parents as the Dark Lord? *big grin*

‘Daernaneth just laughs, and says that they will learn,’ Elrohir moaned, wincing as he pushed himself carefully to his feet. ‘Daeradar looks at her in that way he has and adds, ‘in time’.

Oh, boy, is that funny! You have a lovely understated, dry sense of humor that gets me every time...

Great story, Bodkin! Please keep it coming!

- Barbara

P.S. Of course, my enjoyment might be heightened by the fact that I, personally, have never been responsible for keeping children safe...

Author Reply: Well - Dark Lords don't live with you - their evil is remote and all their enemies fight together against them. Twin sons on the other hand . . .

I think Celeborn has been watching Galadriel learn for several millennia - and he still feels she can be headstrong and reckless. Elrohir had better develop patience!

There's not too much to keeping most children safe most of the time. The trouble is that it only takes a few seconds of inattention once to allow disaster to happen. Still, parents mostly survive the experience.

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 30 on 7/26/2004
How funny! Elrohir's daughters are little hellions! Oh excuse me. They are adventuresome little tykes who are a delight to have around. Teehee. Maybe they need some pet mice?

Author Reply: Mice would be good. - Is Red-y free? Or how about rats? Or maybe they could be keen on snakes. (Although according to the timelines, Red-y could probably have billions of descendents by now. And I bet a lot of them made the trip to the Undying Lands on those Grey Ships.)

It seems slightly unfair that the less reckless and more considered twin should have the little terrors, while Elladan has a sensible son, but that's heredity!

Jay of LasgalenReviewed Chapter: 30 on 7/26/2004
Eek! Poor Elrohir - he fell down a cliff! I love the sound of his daughters from hell, though I'm glad they're not mine. I can imagine how terrified his family were when he fell, but thank goodness Nimloth was unhurt. Perhaps the thought that her ada could have been killed will teach her sense? No, I thought not.


Author Reply: Poor Elrohir indeed! Suffers a lot, that poor elf! His twins are more than paying him back for his youthful antics. Shame Elladan's son seems to have turned out to be quite well-behaved - I put it down to his mother, who seems to have amazing sense and a good sense of humour.

I think it will take more than avoiding death by inches to help Nimloth develop any kind of sense. (Too many senses here.) I rather like the irony of White-Flower being such a little terror.

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