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Unavoidable  by Sphinx 4 Review(s)
VirtuellaReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 8/3/2008
I've read it again now, and being no longer confused, I appreciated it properly. Lovely story!

Author Reply: :) I'm glad. Thank you !

BejaiReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 8/2/2008
Ah! It is beautiful. I have missed your writing. All those silver-haired elves! Loved all of it, but the meeting with Elu was especially poignant.

One of the other things I love about the story is the way that a few short glimpses into this life in Valinor combine to tell the story. The voices are spot-on too, from Elrond's musings to the short comments we hear from everyone else. Wonderful, wonderful story, and such a thrill to read it.

It inspired me to work on the next chapter of DF. It is starting to get close, although this chapter keeps presenting narrative puzzles. But I will get it up, for you and Redheredh, if no one else.

So long since this fandom! It is nice to be back.

Author Reply: !!! There you are. I thought of you buried under mountains of paperwork - a not entirely unlikely situation. :) I'm so glad you liked it. It is for you. Had i not read DF, on a one-off chance, this would not have happened. :)

Yes for DF. Yes yes yes.

And yes, it is nice to be back. :) Hugs!

VirtuellaReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 8/2/2008
I cannot say that I quite understand this, probably because it is years since I've last read the Silmarillion. But it is a beautifully written story and I enjoyed it in spite of my mild confusion. ;-)

Author Reply: Thank you! :)I'm glad you liked it, but why the mild confusion? The only Silmarillion character is Elu Thingol, who is Celeborn's grand-uncle. The rest is all a continuation of LOTR, or my hyperbolic plot bunnies!

RedheredhReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 8/1/2008
Far too long, indeed! Sphinx, it is so good to read something from you again!

Ah, but what is all this leading to? Poor Galadriel. How can she feel she had failed? Although it is true that she is responsible for her own wounding and the necessity to sail. However, Elrond is obviously burdened as well, and more so because of the missing children.

I am eager to see the first chapter...

Author Reply: Thank you for reading! :) I'm glad you liked it. Its been a very, very, very long time since I wrote with this lot, and Im not entirely sure it is good for my daydreaming that these seem to be back. :)

How can she feel she had failed?

What part of the story implied this? I dont think she fails - on the contrary, she succeeds in many things that she didnt plan on. Her parting with Celeborn, after all this, is the last, great tragedy in her life, because he hasnt come with her to share the aftermath. So, in a sense, the battle is still on for Galadriel, except she couldnt go on after Nenya failed. That, I think, was her private fall - that she couldnt go on without it. The same goes for Elrond (even more so, actually).

I'm not sure I plan on continuing this. It is a one-off. :) There may be more Valinor-centric stories, though, with different sets of characters, and on some level they may all tie together, but not with this. :D I have a rewrite of 'Descent Into Eternity', up on lj, in which Celeborn comes to Valinor - this was done long ago. Any ideas, though?

I'm so glad that the fandom is still there! It feels wonderful. :) Thank you for reading!

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