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Through Different Eyes  by Nurayy 10 Review(s)
shireboundReviewed Chapter: 7 on 9/22/2022
Whew, what a relief that everyone is all right.

"It will never end, but you will learn to float and navigate rocking gently, you will learn to weather it."

Well said, and words very much needed.

Author Reply: Dear shirebound,
Thank you for reading my take on the impact of the gull's call. And thank you for your comment. I think, the fact that Elrohir and Elladan know and are there to support helps Legolas a lot.
Take care

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/21/2022
I love this point of view. I, too, wonder about this dark-haired woman. I find myself wondering whether she has a relationship to Mithrellas. Will we see her again?

Author Reply: Thank you! I'm so glad you liked this child's point of view. I grew very fond of this girl and so she became the center of more stories/chapters here, (2 and 4 by now). In case you would like to see more of her, of course I would love to hear what you think :)

The dark-haired woman will appear again in the next stories of this collection. Some more of her will be revealed in ch3 here. But she will stay somehow mysterious.
And no, she has no connection to Mithrellas. She is actually an OC from another story (that I'm posting on AO3 and ffnet) which is linked to these one-shots - or the other way round.

Thank you again for writing these lines with your thoughts and feedback.



MirkwoodmaidenReviewed Chapter: 4 on 2/9/2022
Nurayy!

You have outdone yourself with this story. Your characters are always so brightly drawn but these characters glitter with real emotion invested in their actions. "his mighty war-axe lying carelessly abandoned on the stone floor a few yards away." I love this phrase. If you know anything about Gimli and any Dwarf you know their axes are highly valued to them and for it to lay carelessly abandoned speaks to the depths of Gimli pain and concern for his friend.

I love how Sorwyn states that those others are trying to shield her she already knows her innocence is gone. A tragic truth of war. I love how she interacts with the grown ups we all know and love. Aragorn's warmth to a frightened and worried child is wonderful. He is honest and empathetic. Gimli's warm eyes and Eowyn's demeanor are wonderfully wrought!

Thank you for this!

Be Safe!

((hugs))

MM

Author Reply: Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about this with me! I am so glad you liked it. This was so emotional for me to write. I am so fond of Sorwyn, and I so feel for her, and with her.
Yes; dear, good Gimli worries so much about his elf, and the lad gives him plenty of reason. In the chapters of CbtW you have not yet reached there will be more worry for our dwarf.
And I always love to write Eowyn. There will be more of her still. She has a main part in the last chapter I posted in CbtW which I decided to post here also.
I wonder what your thoughts will be on those last two chapters... whenever you get time.
I really hope you are doing fine. Busy as you say, but fine... is my wish for you.
Thank you again.
Be safe.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 5 on 2/3/2022
the dance to the song of their blades

What a beautiful phrase. I enjoyed this very much.

Author Reply: I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you!

MirkwoodmaidenReviewed Chapter: 3 on 10/5/2021
Nurayy!!

Hello! I love this piece! I can imagine Eowyn as I am writing her having this conversation with Miaddar. Love it. Eowyn still has her spirit though she can't display that to those closest to her for fear or upsetting them. You write the relationship between the two women so well. Thank you!

Hope you are well! ((virtual hug))

MM

Author Reply: Dear Mirkwoodmaiden.
So nice to get this surprise comment on this earlier posted chapter. I'm so glad you liked how I showed Eowyn. I wanted them to be friends, and I'm so glad you can imagine them interacting. I found it fitting to have this strange start of their friendship, with MÓaddar getting to know …owyn's fierce nature from beginning.
Your comment means much, also as you are a great fan of …owyn. So glad to have captured her well in your eyes.
Be well

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 4 on 9/25/2021
The end of this chapter is lovely. This is such an exceptional child.

Author Reply: Thank you shirebound. I am very fond of her and I love to write her :)
Take care

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 3 on 5/29/2021
It might indeed be difficult, after decades and centuries and millennia, to experience so much loss and still retain --or seek -- a sense of destiny and purpose. Nicely done.

Author Reply: Thank you, shirebound, for your lovely comment. I'm glad you liked my take on that weariness. And for me, …owyn beside her is such a strong contrast. I love …owyn, her youth, her fierceness, her dream, her passion. But I also love this depressed elleth. Both strong female characters, but so different.

MirkwoodmaidenReviewed Chapter: 2 on 5/10/2021
Nurayy!

I don't know if I reviewed this on FF.net but it doesn't matter because this story is good enought to review twice. So beautiful. I can feel the pain of the mothers who had to give up their sons and their husbands. That scene in PJ's TTT is running through my head and it always brings a lump in my throat whenever I see it. This story gives words to the pain of those moments.

Your Legolas is luminescent that is the only word. You write him so well.

Beautifully done!

Hope you are well!

((hugs))

MM

Author Reply: Dear Mirkwoodmaiden
Thank you so much. You have in fact reviewed this before, but I gladly enjoyed reading a second review from you :)
I am a bit behind with reading your story, but I'm still on it, I haven't abandoned. I just did not have so much time, and I read first the one's in progress, where the reader awaits feedback for encouragement to continue.
I hope you are well! Take care and will get to you soon again ;

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 2 on 5/8/2021
This is an absolutely beautiful, and very moving story. I felt that I was there with Sorwyn, and the others, on this day of despair and hope. Oh, this was lovely!

Author Reply: Dear shirebound
So nice to hear from you, and so very happy that you liked it!
Thank you for letting me know!
Stay well and safe!

demeter dReviewed Chapter: 2 on 5/7/2021
Wonderful! We are present with the girl and her mother and sister. We hear and feel as she does. We see the other characters through her eyes, experience, and understanding. She seems to have one thing very much in common with Eowyn. Both have a hard time just waiting and doing nothing! She finds something which creates a bit of comfort for those around her. I very much like your insights for Eowyn. I think you understand her very well. And as for her seeing Eowyn as "princess"; as long as little girls have listened to "once upon a time", they have been fascinated by princesses. When I was born, there was only Snow White in the sisterhood of Disney Princesses. Before I was 10, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella joined her. But long before them there were the ladies from the stories my English-teacher mother told my sisters and I. In the ROTK movie, Eowyn comforts dying Theoden on the Pellenor Field. But in the book, the dying King tells MERRY to "give my love to Eowyn, dearer than daughter!" She may not have been his own daughter, but in raising her and Eomer, she became the child of his heart. And the daughter of a King is a princess, is she not?
There are three much older stories looking at Eowyn and the Battle of Helms Deep. They are by an author called "Joannawrites", and they are back on the next to oldest page of "Stories of Arda. Like you, she sees the battle from several points of view, including Eowyn's. She expresses the frustration of Eowyn and other women who would gladly have fought in the place of the boys, to protect them. You ought to read them. I think you would like them. And by the way, Welcome to Stories of Arda!

Author Reply: Dear demeter d
I'm so happy you liked this, and my take on …owyn. I love writing her. And thank you so much for your story-recommendation! I'm about to read it, and it is great.
Thank you for writing to me!
Stay safe and well!

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