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History Lessons  by Nilmandra 5 Review(s)
WiuE5ypiH2Reviewed Chapter: 17 on 8/25/2015
I only just discovered this seeirs of podcasts via iTunes. I'm a religious person, however I've found it really interesting to find out more about the mythology of middle earth and the influence that Tolkiens faith had on his work. Keep up the good work!P.S. In this episode you mention that you recorded the journey through the game but I can't seem to find a link to the video.

TreeHuggerReviewed Chapter: 17 on 8/16/2003
This was an excellent chapter. I was ROFL at the beginning. Glorfindel was "got good" with that one. I would have loved to see the look on his face! I am still chuckling over that one. It seems that the women have won that round! :D

I love the twins interaction with Albast. They can learn about their mortal 'kin' that way first hand. I think they have played a big part in his healing whether they know it or not.

The history section was beautiful and heartbreaking at times. I love the way you write Gil-galad - he seems very patient and very strong. He has indeed been shaped by his own past and experiences and shines forth like a glowing gem. He is wonderfully done.

I loved the part when Elrond merely wanted to help him, placing his hand over Gil-galad's. He was a born healer I believe. He certainly has the heart for it and I think that is what makes a healer, the desire to help and to give a measure of strength to someone who is hurting, whether it is physical or emotional.

ELrond and Elros are wonderful. They each have such different personalities and callings in life. I enjoyed the picture of Elros and the ship. Yes, he is born to sail away. :( I like that he "wouldn't let Elrond fall". That is a very telling statement about their relationship.

You wrote the frenzy of the battle very well. I can only imagine how terrifying this would be. :( Elrond's talent as a healer will come in very handy I fear.

Wonderful! :) You do this so very well!

Elenath sila am le!

Dragon-of-the-NorthReviewed Chapter: 17 on 8/15/2003
Hopefully, this review will not get swallowed by the evil demons on the web... But this site seems to be more reliable than ff.net, so there is still hope...

I liked this chapter very well! :-)
The beginning was so incredibly hilarious! LOL - wicked Celebrian! Wicked maidservant! And poor Glorfindel - of course, he must be embarrassed in such a situation! Oh, and how terrible... *Ladies* have pulled that wicked prank on him, so it would be vvery impolite to take revenge... *snickers*
But the more serious part of the chapter was also wonderful! Albast is a great character to show the differences between men and elves - I like him quite well, and he seems to be very good with children!
I loved Elrond's realization that "in these Men Elros still lived" - no, his brother is not gone completely, although he has died long before... That was a beautiful thought!
I also liked the history part very well - you really manage to stuff more and more of the most important information about the First Age into this tale... Just brilliant! Your portrayal of Elros and Elrond is wonderful - yes, they are very different from each other, but it is wonderful that they still love each other well and have a good relationship... The conversation between Gil-Galad and Elrond was very beautiful and moving as well!

So: Once again a very good chapter! I am looking forward to the next one immensely! :-)

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 17 on 8/15/2003
I loved the relationship of Elrond and Elros in this chapter. They are so different and yet loving. You can see pain ahead for Elrond in Elros's choice. And it's interesting to see their different development. Elrond is plainly at an earlier stage than Elros - which fits since they will be elf and man respectively. But Elrond is still brave and smart and loving.

I also liked the interaction with Gil-gilad. I find your Gil-Gilad very attractive. He's a charismatic young king who can draw all these followers to him, including Elrond.

LevadeReviewed Chapter: 17 on 8/14/2003
Oooooooh!! End? End? That's just the worst word in the world, you know. But you realize we'll hound you if you don't write more, so...we shall wait patiently, yessssss, preciousssss....

*snerk* That set-up with Glorfindel was beautiful! Celebrian...SO devious! Does Elrond realize this? ;) And Glor getting flustered was well worth it.

Elrond telling the story to Albast is touching, as is the man wanting to hear it...and his reasons.

The twins, great as always. Love Elrond falling asleep in the crows nest.

I cannot! Believe! You! Ended! It! There!!!

*taps foot* I'll be waiting... ;)

Levade
who had more to say, but forgot in loggin in

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